Birth:  1620  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Name Var:  Wakelee

Military:  1637
Details:  Fought in Pequot War.

Military: AUG 1639
Details: Part of a punitive expedition of 100 men sent out to Mattebeseck as a sequel to the Pequot War.

Marriage:  04 SEP 1649 to Sarah Burt Gregory, widow of Judah Gregory

Note:  From A history of the old town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport, CT – Henry Wakelee, was, probably an original proprietor of Stratford, and was there before 1650. His home lot was No. 15, indicating him to have been among the first settlers.

Note: 15 MAY 1650
Details:  Granted administration on the estate of his wife’s deceased husband.

Birth of Daughter:  1651
Name:  Patience Wakeley

Birth of Son:  1652
Name:  Deliverance Wakeley
Place:  Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut

Birth of Son:  1653
Name:  Jacob Wakeley

Birth of Daughter:  1657
Name:  Mercy Wakeley

Birth of Daughter:  1657
Name:  Mary Wakeley
Place:  Killingworth, Middlesex Co, Connecticut

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1660
Name:  Abigail Wakeley
Place:  Brookhaven, Sufolk Co, New York

Note:  In 1660 Henry was appointed to “watch over the youths or any disorderly carriages in the time of public exercises on the Lord’s day or other times and see that they behave themselves comely, and note any disorderly persons by such raps or blows as he in his discretion shall see meet.”

Birth of Son:  1660
Name:  James Wakeley
Place:  Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut

Note:  In 1663 he was attorney before the General Court in behalf of his son James, but the matter was withdrawn from court.

Land Rec: MAY 1669
Details:  Colonial grant of 50 acres for service in Pequot War.

Land Rec: MAY 1681
Details:  Granted 200 acres for service to the Colony in or about Mattebeseck (Waterbury).  Not laid out until 1716, and then assigned by James, son of Henry, to Benjamin Fairweather of Stratford.

Will: 11 JUL 1689
Details:  His wife, Sarah, was named in his will.

Codicil to Will: 05 APR 1690

Death: 1690   Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut

Will Proved:  08 NOV 1690

Burial:  Old Congregational Burying Ground, Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
Details:  Time and weather has erased the location of this grave.

Will Proved: 08 NOV 1690

Click here to see parents:  James Wakelee and Alice Boosey

 

   
Sarah Burt     

Baptized:  14 JAN 1620/21  Harberton, Devonshire, England

1st Marriage:  20 JUN 1643 to Judah Gregory

Birth of Daughter:  1644
Name:  Sarah Gregory
Place:  Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut

Birth of Son:  1646
Name:  Samuel Gregory

Birth of Daughter:  1648
Name:  Joanna Gregory
Place:  Springfield, Massachusetts

Will:  09 OCT 1689
Details:  She made her will October 9, 1689 at Norwalk. Thomas Hanford & Sgt. John Platter were overseers.

Death:  09 OCT 1689  Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut

Inventory:  28 OCT 1689
Details:  Her inventory was taken on October 28, 1689 and an agreement was reached on November 1, 1689. 

Burial:  Old Congregational Burying Ground, Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
Details:  Time and weather has erased the location of this grave.

Click here to see parents:  Henry Burt and Eulalia Marche

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