Descendants of John Fletcher



First Generation


1. John Fletcher 1 2 was born in 1606 in England 2 and died on 18 Apr 1662 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Nov 1640; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 3. Named Executor by his mother-in-law, Joyce Stafford Ward, for her estate.

2. Emigrant Ancestor; Bef 1641.

3. Lands Recorded; Bef 1653; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 4. John Fletcher is among the owers of land listed for Wethersfield before 1653 in Volume 1 of Lands in the office of the Secretary of State.

John married Mary Ward 1 2 in 1640 in England 2. (Mary Ward was born between 1615-1622 in England 2 and died on 22 Jan 1668/69 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 2.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Will; 28 Nov 1677; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 5. Clarke, Mary, Farmington. Invt. 273-05-06. Taken 26 February, 1678 by Thomas X Tibbets sen., Samuel Burwell, Samuel Newton, Elezer Rogers. Invt. at Farminton, 32-16-00. Taken 14 Feb 1678 by John Norton, Thomas X Barnes, John Woodruffe. Will dated 28 Nov 1677.

I Mary Clarke of Farmington do make this my ast Will & Testament: I give to my daughter Mary Stevens 16, to my daughter Rebeckah Warner 16, to my daughter Chittingdon 15-15. I give unto my son-in-Law Elnathan Bochford 5 Shillings, to my gr. child Elizabeth Bochford 5. I give unto the Rev. Pastor Newton 5 Shillings. I give unto my brother John Ward of Newark 20 Shilings. I give unto my gr. Child Rebeckah Stevens a pewter platter. I give unto my gr. Child Mary Warner a pewter platter. I give unto my gr. child Abigail Standly a featherbed. I give unto my gr. child Elizabeth Chittingdon a bason. I give unto my gr. child Elizabeth Standly my Chest. I give unto my son-in-law John Standly and my daughter Sarah his wife the 1/2 of all my :Lands in Milford, woodland, earable & Meadow, except my Homestead, to be equally divided. My Will is that my sonn Standly shall have 4-10 by the year paid to him out of the Rent of the Lands at Milford during the Lease of Nathaniel Farand. I give unto my daughter Abigail Fletcher my House, Barn & Homelott, & the 1/2 of all my land in Milford, to be equally divided, that is to say, woodland, Earable Land & Meadow, that is to say, to her & her natural heirs. My Will is that if she dyes without Issue, that the 1/2 of aforementioned house and Lands shall return to be equally divided betwixt my 4 daughters. And further I give unto her all my Household Goods that is at Milford that is not divided and disposed of; & if she dye, the forementioned Estate Willed to her shall be divided equally between my four daughters, with this proviso, that my daughter Rebeckah Warner shall have 10 more than any of the rest of my daughters, Mary, Rebeckah, Sarah, & Hannah, it shall be equally divided amongst them. I appoint my daughter Abigail Fletcher to be my whole and sole Executrix. And I do desire Honoed Major Robert Treate & Mr. Samuel Eales to be Overseers. Mary X Clarke, L.S.
Witness: Robert Porter, John Loomis.

Court Record, page 12 -- 6 Mar 1678/9: Will proven.
Will signed as Mary Clarke, John Clarke being her second husband.


Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Sarah Fletcher 2 was born on 31 Oct 1641 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 2 and died on 15 May 1713 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 28 Nov 1677; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 5. She & her husband, John Standly, received 1/2 of her mother, Mary [Ward] Fletcher Clarke's, lands in Milford, CT.

   3 F    ii. Hannah Fletcher 2 was born in 1643 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 28 Nov 1677; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 5. Received bequest in the will of her mother, Mary [Ward] Fletcher Clarke..

   4 F    iii. Elizabeth Fletcher 2 was born in 1645 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 2, was baptized in Oct 1645 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT and died on 12 Dec 1666 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 28 Nov 1677; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 5. Elizabeth was deceased by the time of her mother's death, but her huband, Elnathan Bochford and her daughter Elizabeth were both mentioned in the will of Mary [Ward] Fletcher Clarke.

   5 M    iv. Samuel Fletcher 2 was born on 19 Jul 1649 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 2 and died on 2 Sep 1649 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 2.
   6 F    v. Abigail Fletcher 2 was born on 13 Jun 1652 in Milford, New Haven Co, CT 2.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 28 Nov 1677; Farmington, Hartford Co., CT 5. Received bequest of her mother, Mary [Ward] Fletcher Clarke's, house, barn, homelot & 1/2 of the lands in Milford, CT.



Sources


1. Jacobus, Donald Lines, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield [CT], Vol I, (Fairfield, 1930).

2. Ancestors of Hummel, (Charles & Susan Wilson, 4785 Kelly Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22193, charsuewilson at comcast . net ).

3. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol 1, p 38.

4. ibid. Vol 1, p 85.

5. ibid. Vol 1, p 288.

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