Birth: 1616 in Meston, Dorset, England

Name: Churchell

Marriage:  1638 in Wethersfield, Connecticut

Birth of Daughter:  24 MAR 1639
Name:  Mary Churchill

Land Rec: 28 APR 1641
Details:  Wethersfield, Connecticut – six acres on the Connecticut River.   His homestead was on the east side of High Street, slightly south of his first home, on land formerly belonging to Charles Taintor.

Birth of Daughter:  14 MAY 1642
Name:  Elizabeth Churchill

Note: “He was a gentleman of more than a medium estate for the time in which he lived, and of reputation in the colony.” He was active and useful in public affairs, though not holding the highest positions.

Juror of the Particular Court: 1643, 1649, 1651

Birth of Daughter:  01 NOV 1644
Name:  Hannah Churchill

Birth of Son:  16 MAY 1652
Name:  Benjamin Churchill

Birth of Daughter:  11 NOV 1657
Name:  Sara Churchill

Constable: 1657 and 1670

Birth of Son:  1659
Name:  Henry Churchill

Juror at the Quarter Court: 1664 and 1665

Juror at the County Court: 1666, 1670 and 1675

Town Surveyor: 1666 and 1673

Land Rec: 1670
Details: Granted 18 acres of land in the town’s Western Division.

Will: 17 NOV 1683
Details: Inventory of estate taken 05 JAN 1687 by James Treat and John Buttolph, selectmen of Wethersfield, and was found to amount to 618 pounds, 12 shillings and 6 pence. This inventory shoews that at his death he owned two home lots and two hundred and ten acres of land. He left his son Joseph “that house and home lot he now lives on” together with “all other buildings thereon.” He left to Joseph also several other pieces of land, and a fifty acre lot, “at ye west end of Wethersfield bounds” in the newly settled tract which later became the parish of Newington. He left to his son Benjamin a number of pieces of land, and the old homestead at the decease of his mother. According to the custom of the times his daughters were given certain shares of “movable estate.” Among the items in the inventory are ” a great Chist,” and “2 bibells and other books.” This “great Chist” probably reappears in the inventory of his son Joseph whis specifies a chest with the initials “J. C.” as well as a piece of “Turkie work”

Mention is made of his children Joseph, Benjamin, Mary Church, Elizabeth Buck, Anne Rice and Sarah Wickham.

Death:  01 JAN 1686 in Wethersfield, CT

Parents are unknown


Elizabeth Foote     

Birth:  08 SEP 1616  St. James, Colchester, Essex, England

Baptized: 14 JAN 1617  Colchester, Essex, England

Death: 08 SEP 1700  Wethersfield, Connecticut

Click here to see parents:  Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Deming

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