Descendants of John Kirby



First Generation


1. John Kirby 1 2, son of Humphrey Kirby and Marjorie White, was born on 4 Jan 1623/24 in Rowington, Warwickshire, ENG 3 and died in Apr 1677 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 1 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor; 11 Sep 1635 2. Salied on the HOPEWELL

2. Military Service; Aug 1643; Plymouth Colony, MA 4. Listed among the men ages 16 to 60 who were able to bear arms.

3. Fine; 24 Apr 1649; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 5. John Kerby for the like [resisting Nathaniell Dickerson when hee Came with a warrent to distreine] is fined 20s

4. Lands Recorded; 14 Jan 1655/56; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Vol 1, p 18

5. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 23 Jan 1663/64; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 7. Purchased land from John Wilcock.

6. Residence; 22 Mar 1670/71; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 7. Listed among the householders of the town with an estate of 88

7. Residence; 1673; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 8. Listed amoung the proprietors of Middletown with an estate of 147

8. Will; 6 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9. Page 187-8-9 Name: John Kirby Location: Middletown
Invt. 552-05-10. Taken 27 April, 1677, by Nathaniel Bacon, William Cheeny.
The children: Joseph, age 21 years; Mary, the wife of Emanuel Buck, age 32 years; Elizabeth Kirby, Decd, age 23 years; Hannah, wife of Thomas Andrews, age 27 years; Hester, wife of Benajah Stone, 25 years; Sarah, wife of Samuel Hubbard, age 23 years; Bethia Kirby, age 18 years; Susannah, 13 years; Abigail Kirby, age 11 years, & John Kirby Jr., Deceased. Will dated the 6th day of April, Anno Dom. 1677.
First of all, to the intent that my loveing wife may not be destitute of a Comfortable Subsistence, while She Shall live, I do give and bequeath unto her the possession and use of all my estate (whither houseing, land or other estate) at prsent in my possession, during her naturall life, excepting only what shall afterward be particularly mentioned. I do also give her liberty, if she see herselfe necessitated so to do, to Sell any such part of my estate as aforesaid for her necessary supply. I give to my son Joseph & to my daughter Mary, Each of them a portion double to the portion of any of the rest of my Children; and to the rest of my Children, all which are daughters, I do give to each of them a portion equal to one another. Item. for that parcell of my land wch lyes near to Daniel Harris his farme on the west of Connecticott river, & contains about 300 acres, & another parcell of my land of about 200 acres, Lying about pipe Stave Swamp, on the west side also of Connecticott River, my will is that to which soever of my children or childrens children these parcells of land or any part thereof Shall fall, they shall not at any time be Sold out of the blood; but in Case any of my children or their children see cause to Sell any part, it shall be only from one to another of them, that so these two parcells of land may pertain to some of my children or childrens children to the end of the world. When the full and final distribution shall be made, then all my estate so distributed (whether formerly received or then to be received by my children or childrens children) shall be prised again at the then present value thereof. I appoint Capt. John Allyn of Hartford and Deacon Allyn of Middletown & my Son-in-law Emanuel Bucke of Wethersfield Executors.
Witness: John Wiatt, Elizabeth Wiatt.
John Kirby.
Court Record, Page 164--6 September, 1677: Will proven.
Page 63 (Vol. VII)--March, 1704-5: Whereas, John Kirby, formerly of Middletown, Decd, did by his last Will appoint Col. John Allyn, Deacon Allyn of Middletown, and Emanuel Buck of Wethersfield his Executors, two of which, vizt, Col. Allyn and Deacon Allyn, are Decd, and the other, vizt, Emanuel Buck, not capable of acting by reason of his age and Infirmaties, and the sayd John Kirby did likewise order in his sayd Will that a new apprizall should be made of his Lands after the decease of his wife, Joseph Kerby, sonn of the sd. John Kirby, Decd, prays that Adms. may be granted to him in order to the fulfilling the sd. Will of his Father, Adms. with the Will annexed was granted to Joseph Kirby with an order to exhibit in Court an Invt. of the Land of his sd. Father by the 20th of April next.
Court Record, Page 69--5 September, 1705: Joseph Kirby not having attended the order of this Court as was intended, The parties concerned in sd. Estate, vizt, the Legataries in sd. Will, made application to this Court praying that Alexander Rollo of Middletown may now be appointed, together with sd. Joseph Kirby, to make or cause to be made a new apprisal of the sd. Lands, This Court do appoint the sd. Joseph Kirby and Allex Rollo unto that service, to make return on the first Tuesday of November next. And this Court, considering the difficult circumstances of the sd. work, Do Therefore Order and appoint Thomas Ward, Thomas Stow and John Bacon of Middletown to apprize the sd. Lands presented to them by the sd. Joseph Kirby and Alexander Rollo, according to the direction of sd. Will.
Page 72--7 November, 1705: Lt. Thomas Ward, Thomas Stow and John Bacon, being sworn, did make apprizement of sd. Lands, and under their hands in writing did present to this Court their apprizement thereof, wch this Court accepts. It also appearing to this Court that Mary, one of the daughters of the sd. John Kirby, Decd, hath had of the Estate of her
s d
sd Father, 30-15-00
and that Elizabeth, another daughter, hath had 24-10-00
And Hannah hath had 17-06-00
And Sarah hath had 47-19-06
And Easter hath had 59-10-00
And Bethia hath had 81-00-00
And Susanna hath had 2-10-00
And Abigail hath had 2-05-00
And Joseph hath had 51-18-00
as they and every one of them (except Elizabeth and Bethia, who are deceased) have acknowledged in writing upon Oath, presented now in this Court, which is on file, This Court do therefore, upon Consideration of all the premises, Order and direct Emanuel Buck, alias Enock Buck, the only surviving Executor, to sett out to the several heirs or Legatees of the sd. John Kirby, deceased, or their legal representatives, their several respective remaining parts or portions of their Decd Father John Kirby's Estate, according to his Will. Joseph Kirby prays an appeal may be granted him to the Court of Assistants. To this Alexander Rollo and David Robinson objected against the takeing of his own bond.
Court Record, Page 73--21 November, 1705: Alexander Rollo of Middletown presented to this Court a Letter of Attorney made by Emanuel Buck, alias Enock Buck, of Wethersfield, Executor of the Last Will of John Kirby, formerly of Middletown, Decd, to David Robinson and him sd. Rollo, to impower them as his attorney to make full division and distribution of the said John Kirby's Estate to and amongst his Children according to the sd. Last Will of the sd. Kirby, and in pursuance to an Order of this Court made the 7th of this Instant November, 1705, and also the division and distribution of the said Estate made by them in pursuance and by Vertue of the said power of attorney, with the said Emauuel, alias Enock Buck, his allowance and confirmation thereof, which this Court do accept and allow and do order the same to be recorded and putt upon file. (Not indexed.)
Page 96--16 September, 1707: Joseph Kirby and Alexander Rollo presented to this Court a new apprizement or Invt. of the real Estate of their Father John Kirby, formerly of Middletown, Decd (pursuant to the order and determination of the Court of Assistants held at Hartford the 1st day of May last past), made by a jury of twelve men upon Oath, in Order to have the direction of this Court for another or new Division or Distribution made of the said Estate, And now this Court have again heard all the pleas and allegations of the sd. Joseph Kirby of the one part, and of the said Allexander Rollo and David Robinson (who married two of the daughters of the sd. deceased) on behalf of themselves and the rest of the daughters of the said deceased or their heirs, of the other part, relateing to their claims upon sd. Estate, And upon Consideration thereof Do Find That the sd. Joseph Kirby hath formerly had and received of the said Estate (to be accounted for as part of his portion thereof):
In Moveables, 7-03-00; off the effects of half the Long
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meadow Lott sold, 13-10-00
Dwelling house and 4 acres of Land, with 2 acres adjoyning to it, 55-00-00
Barn & 2 1/2 acres of Land, part of his Fathers Homestead, 50-00-00
And 350 acres of Land, the East end of the Long lott, 26-10-00
Ten acres of upland, 5; and 5 acres Meadow, Wongunck up lott, 30-00-00
in All 182-03-00
s d
and is allowed as Adms. 12-15-00
That Mary had received 52-15-00
Elizabeth 32-00-00
Sarah 58-12-06
Easter 74-05-00
Bethia 102-00-00
Susannah 2-10-00
Abigail 2-05-00
Hannah 54-06-00
That the part of the Estate now Invt. by the Jury, 860-14-04
Estate now Indebted to Mary Buck and David Buck her son, 14-16-00
The Jury 7-04-00, to Rollo 13-13-09, 35-12-09
To Land sold, etc., 37-00-00
Total for Dist. 875-16-04
Out of this already paid to the Children. 561-09-10
There remains undivided the summ of 314-06-06
The Court now Order the Adms. to pay the debts and report to the Court as speedily as may be, when a final Order for Dist. would be made.

9. Inventory Taken; 27 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9. AN INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN KIRBY DECEASED
TAKEN THIS 27TH DAY OF APRIL, 1677.
Joseph Kirby aged about one and twenty years.
Mary Kirby wife to Emanuel Buke aged about two and thirty years.
Elizabeth Kirby now deceased about her twenty-third year of her life.
Hannah Kirby wife to Thomas Andrews about twenty-seven years of age.
Ester Kirby wife to Benajah Stone about twenty-five years of age.
Sarah Kirby wife to Samuel Hubbard about twenty-three years of age.
Bethiah Kirby about sixteen years of age.
Susannah Kirby about thirteen years of age.
Abigayle Kirby about eleven years of age.
s. d.
The house, the barn and foure acres of land 70-- 0-- 0
The new house with foure acres of land 45-- 0-- 0
Medow at Nongony, 4 acres 1/2 30-- 0-- 0
Upland at pistol point, 2 acres third 2-- 0-- 0
Medow in the longmedow, two acres and one third 20-- 0-- 0
West medow, 4 acres and 20 rods 12-- 0-- 0
Medow at the farther ( ), 4 acres 8-- 0-- 0
To one acre and halffe of Dead Swamp 0-- 9-- 0
To three acres and halfee of wet Swamp 0-- 9-- 0
To halfe an acre of Ded Swamp 1-- 0-- 0
To 8 acres of Round medo 12-- 0-- 0
To 4 acres and two fields of upland 2-- 10-- 0
To 14 acres and one rood of upland 24-- 0-- 0
To 13 acres of medo at the farther end of Nongony 26-- 0-- 0
To 10 acres of upland 5-- 0-- 0
To 26 acres of upland near pistol point 20-- 0-- 0
To 193 acres upland at pipe stone swamp 50-- 0-- 0
To 274 acres of upland south from the towne 30-- 0-- 0
To 8 acres of upland by the round medo 8-- 0-- 0
To 31 acres of upland on East side of the Great River 15-- 0-- 0
To two acres and halfe of upland joining to the house lot given to David Sage 4-- 0-- 0
To 8 acres of wood land 8-- 0-- 0
To 4 acres of wood land 4-- 0-- 0
To 3 acres of wood land 3-- 0-- 0
One pair of Oxen 9-- 0-- 0
three Cows 9-- 0-- 0
two three year olds 5-- 10-- 0
one five year old, two yearlings 4-- 0-- 0
one bull and a little calf 4-- 0-- 0
one horse 2-- 10-- 0
Five hogs 3-- 0-- 0
Old iron 0-- 10-- 0
One plow & ( ) and pin 1-- 8-- 0
One collar and traces & short chain 0-- 16-- 0
An old saddle, pillion & bridle 1-- 0-- 0
To 440 acres of upland on the east side the great river 30-- 0-- 0
To three acres and a halfe of upland 3-- 10-- 0
Goods in the low room in a loom with small strings about them 4-- 10-- 0
One feather bed with bed furniture for it 5-- 0-- 0
One small bed with bed furniture for it 3-- 0-- 0
In yarne, woolen, linnen 10-- 0-- 0
A spinning wheel for woole & two for linnen and a quilling wheel 0-- 14-- 0
In the dwelling roome two tables and a skillet 2-- 0-- 0
And another table, brass, pewter, one platter & small stuffe 0-- 13-- 0
tin wear 0-- 2-- 0
Earthen weare 0-- 5-- 6
three jugs 0-- 2-- 10
one great pot and skillet, a frying pan 2-- 0-- 0
one slice, tongs, tramel, spit 0-- 12-- 0
Wood bowls, Dishes and trenshers 0-- 5-- 0
In the celler, churn, cheesmolds and a bottel 0-- 6-- 6
foure barrels of cider 3-- 0-- 0
Tobacco 12 lb 0-- 6-- 0
Beefe & porke 1-- 10-- 0
Creame pots and a jarr 0-- 6-- 0
Whall-bone and tallow 0-- 5-- 0
empty tub and tubs 0-- 18-- 0
in bed chamber above the cellar two paire of cords and a ( ) 0-- 5-- 0
Three pounds of feathers 0-- 6-- 0
an old half bushel, two payls 0-- 2-- 0
one Cubberd, a little table and chares 0-- 13-- 0
one lamp, two sikls, two siths 0-- 13-- 0
two ( ), two ( ) 0-- 6-- 0
one ax, one how, one beetle, two wedges 0-- 10-- 0
two guns, two swords 3-- 0-- 0
upon the chamber, corne, wheat two bushels one half, ry five bushels, Indian two bushels, barly four & one halfe 1-- 10-- 0
Ditto five bushels of Indian corn 0-- 12-- 6
mault and meal 0-- 7-- 6
One pipe 0-- 4-- 0
One bed with furniture 3-- 0-- 0
bed, bedsted 1-- 0-- 0
a small chest with linen in it 10-- 0-- 0
one great chest and two boxes 0-- 16-- 0
wearing clothes 3-- 0-- 0
Nine bibles 3-- 0-- 0
seines and baskets 0-- 6-- 0
meal tubs and ropes 9-- 9-- 0
Six hives of bees 3-- 0-- 0
foure old bags 0-- 4-- 0
corne in the ground 6-- 0-- 0
Half a canon 0-- 10-- 0
551-- 5-- 10
By us Nathaniel Bacon.
William Cheny.

John married Elizabeth Hinds 1 2, daughter of Philip Hinds. (Elizabeth Hinds was born about 1624 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Eng 2 and died after 1697 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT 2.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 2 Mar 1648/49; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 10. Hannah, dau. of John Kirby & Elizabeth his wife


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Hannah Kirby 9 11 12 was born on 2 Mar 1648/49 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 12 and died in Oct 1717 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.
   3 F    ii. Mary Kirby 1 9 11 13 was born in 1644 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 1 13 and died on 17 Jan 1711/12 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 6 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Received double portion in father's will. Named in Inventory as Mary, wife to Emanuel Burke, 32.

   4 F    iii. Elizabeth Kirby 1 9 11 13 was born on 18 Sep 1646 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 13 and died on 8 Sep 1670 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 18 Sep 1646; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 14.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 6 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Named in inventory as having deceased at about age 23.

   5 M    iv. John Kirby 1 was born on 18 Dec 1651 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 1 12 and died in 1676 in Killed by Indians on the road between Wethersfield & Middletown, CT 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 18 Dec 1651; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 12. Twin of Eunice

2. Medical; 30 Dec 1657; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15. Treated by John Winthrop Jr: Kirby, John a boy of 6 years children of John

   6 F    v. Eunice Kirby 1 12 13 was born on 18 Dec 1651 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 1 12 13 and died in 1677 1 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 18 Dec 1651; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 12. Twin of John

2. Medical; 30 Dec 1657; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15. Treated by John Winthrop Jr: Kirby, Enos?, 6 years - most likely Eunice as the next entry is for her twin, John

He never married.

   7 F    vi. Esther Kirby 1 9 11 was born in 1652 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Named in father's inventory: Ester, wife to Benjamin Stone, 25.

   8 F    vii. Sarah Kirby 1 6 9 11 13 was born on 16 Jan 1653/54 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 1 6 13 16 and died in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 16 Jan 1653/54; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6.

2. Medical; 30 Dec 1657; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15. Treated by John Winthrop Jr: Kirby, Sarah, 3 years, daughter of John

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Named in father's inventory, Sarah, wife to Samuel Hubbard, 23.

   9 M    viii. Joseph Kirby 1 6 9 11 13 was born on 17 Jul 1656 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 1 6 13 16 and died on 10 Dec 1711 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 13.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 17 Jul 1656; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6 17.

2. Medical; 30 Dec 1657; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 15. Treated by John Winthrop Jr: Kirby, Joseph, 1 years, son of John

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 6 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Received double portion in father's will. Named in inventory, age 21

4. VR - Marriage; 10 Dec 1681; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 12. Married Sarah Mackcoon.

5. VR - Birth of Child; 2 Sep 1709; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 17. Birth of Margaret, daughter of Joseph Kirby & Mary, his wife.

6. Will; 27 Nov 1711; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 18. Kirby, Joseph, Middletown. Invt 53 07 02. Taken 28 February 1711/12 by Thomas Stow, Samuel Wilcock & Daniel Stocking. Additional invt. of two tracts of land of Joseph Kerby not apprised with the rest of his estate, aprised by us the subscribers as followeth, bieng first sworn:
To 15 1/4 acrs on the west side of the Little River 22-17-03
To 3 acres of land swamp butting on the upland east 07-10-00
Taken in Middletown, 1st January, 1725, by John Warner and Samuel Gipson.
Will dated 27 Nov 1711: I, Joseph Kirby, of Middletown, do make my last will and testament: I give to Mary, my wife, my house and home lot of about 4 acres to be at her own disposal, also all that he lately received or shall receive from her parents to be at her own disposal and not to be accounted as part of my estate. I give to my son John a parcel of land which buts upon land of his brother James Brown. My will is that all my sons that are or shall be born to me shall have a double portion to the rest of my children in the remaining part of my estate which I have not disposed of. And the rest of my children, which are daughters, shall have a single portion equally alike. I appoint my son John to be sole executor.
John Kerby, LS
Witness: John Warner, Jr., John Ranny, David Hurlbut.

7. VR - Death; Dec 1711; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Age 56

   10 F    ix. Bethiah Kirby 1 6 9 11 was born on 14 Feb 1657/58 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6 16 and died on 21 Nov 1700 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 19 Feb 1658/59; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Named in father's inventory, age 16.

   11 F    x. Susanna Kirby 1 6 9 11 was born on 3 May 1664 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 1 6 16 and died on 1 Oct 1729 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 3 May 1664; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Named in father's inventory, age 13.

   12 F    xi. Abigail Kirby 1 6 9 11 13 was born on 6 Mar 1665/66 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6 16 and died in 1694 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 6 Mar 1666/67; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 Apr 1677; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11. Named in father's inventory, age 11.


Second Generation (Children)


2. Hannah Kirby 9 11 12 (John1) was born on 2 Mar 1648/49 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 12 and died in Oct 1717 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 2 Mar 1648/49; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 12.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 6 Dec 1693; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 9 11 19. "The children request a Settlement of their Father's Estate, the mother having married and moved fro the Jurisdiction of this Court." Named in inventory, 27 Apr 1677, Hannah, wife to Thomas Andrews, 27.

Hannah married Thomas Andrews, son of William Andrews and Mary Britton. (Thomas Andrews was born on 4 May 1638 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT and died in 1690-1691 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 7 Jan 1672/73; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 20. Received 20s. in the will of his stepmother's second husband, Nathaniel Berding.

2. Probate; 3 Mar 1690/91; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 19. 91 Name: Thomas Andrews Location: Middletown
Invt. 56-09-06. Taken 3 March, 1690-1, by William Cheeny, Samuel Collins, Daniel Markham. The children: Thomas, John, Samuel, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, & Abigail Andrews.
Court Record, Page 24--5 March, 1690-1: Adms. to the Widow. David Sage & Isaac Johnson to be Overseers.
Page 64--6 December, 1693: The Children request a Settlement of their Father's Estate, the mother having married and moved fro the Jurisdiction of this Court. Thomas Andrews appt. Adms. to pay the Childrens portion as they come of age.


Children from this marriage were:

   13 M    i. John Andrews 21 22 was born in 1673 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 22 23, died on 6 Aug 1736 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 22 23 and was buried in Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 23.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Mar 1690-1601; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 24. Mentioned second in list of children in father's inventory.

2. Will; 31 Jul 1736; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 25. From Mainwaring:
Andrews, John, Middletown. Invt. 1687-07-08. Taken 1st September, 1736, by John Sage, Solomon Adkins and Joseph Rockwell. Will dated 31 July 1736.
I, John Andrews of Middletown, doe make this my last will and testament: I give unto Rachel, my wife, 1-3 part of my real estate to be at her own dispose. I give to my son Thomas Andrews 10, which is his full portion of my estate with what I have already given him. I give to my daughter Abigail Porter 24-13-00 added to what I have already given her, which makes the sum of 60. I give unto my daughter Hannah Johnson 22-11-00. I give to my daughter Sarah Gillum 28-18. I give to my daughter Mary Tryon 28 -- which makes to each the sum of 60. I give to my two sons, Joseph and Benjamin, 2-3 of all my real estate for their present improvement, and 2-3 of all my personal estate also; and the other third of my real estate to them after their mother's decease, equally to be divided between them, accounting 130 which I have alread given to Joseph and 120 which I have already given to Benjamin. And my will is that my son Benjamin shall have the dwelling house that I built for my son Samuel, and half an acre of land adjoining thereto, as part of his portion. I give to my two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, to each 60. I give to my granddaughters, Lois and Lucia (the daughters of my son Samuel Andrews deceased), to each of them 70. I ordain my two sons, Joseph and Benjamin, executors.
Witness: Thomas Johnson, Jr. John Andrews, L.S.
Samuel Lucas, William Rockwell.

Court Record, Page 50 -- 7 September 1736: Will proven.
Page 59 (Vol XIV) 4 June 1745: Rachel Andrews, widow and relict, moves to this Court that her right of dower in the real estate of sd. decd. may be set out to her according to the last will and testament of the sd. decd. Whereupon this Court appoint William Rockwell, Robert Johnson and Joseph Johnson to set out to the widow her right of dower by bounds and marks, and make return to this Court.

3. Inventory Taken; 1 Sep 1736; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 25. 1687-07-08

John married Rachel Smith 21. (Rachel Smith was born about 1676.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 31 Jul 1736; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 26. Received 1/3 of her husband's real estate in his will.

   14 M    ii. Thomas Andrews 27 was born in 1671 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 28.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Mar 1690-1601; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 24. Mentioned first in list of children in father's inventory.

   15 M    iii. Samuel Andrews 27 was born in 1673 in Connecticut 28 and died on 14 Dec 1758 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 27.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Mar 1690-1691. Mentioned third in father's inventory.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 28 Sep 1709; East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 29. Birth of Samuell, son of Samuell Andrewes & Ellenah his wife.

3. VR - Birth of Child; 2 Dec 1710; East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 29. Birth of Mary, daughter of Samuell Andrewes & Ellenah his wife.

4. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Jan 1711/12; East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 29. Birth of Richard, son of Samuell Andrewes & Ellenah his wife.

5. VR - Birth of Child; 12 Mar 1712/13; East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 29. Birth of Ellenah, daughter of Samuell Andrewes & Ellenah his wife.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Jul 1714; East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 29. Birth of Hannah, daughter of Samuell Andrewes & Ellenah his wife.

7. VR - Birth of Child; 13 Feb 1715/16; East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 29. Birth of Sarah, daughter of Samuell Andrewes & Ellenah his wife.

   16 F    iv. Hannah Andrews 27 was born in 1675 28.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Mar 1690-1691; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 24. Mentioned fourth in list of children in father's inventory.

   17 F    v. Elizabeth Andrews 27 was born in 1677 in Connecticut 28.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Mar 1690/91; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 24. Mentioned fifth in list of children in father's inventory.

   18 F    vi. Sarah Andrews 24 was born in 1678 in Connecticut 28.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Mar 1690/91; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 24. Mentioned sixth in list of children in father's inventory.

   19 F    vii. Abigail Andrews 27 was born in 1671 28.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 3 Mar 1690/91; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. Mentioned seventh in list of children in father's inventory.

   20 F    viii. Mary Andrews 28 was born in 1670 28.
   21 F    ix. Rebecca Andrews 28 was born in 1673 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 28.
   22 F    x. Elizabeth Andrews 28 was born in 1676 in Connecticut 28 and died before 1677 28.


Sources


1. Descendants of Humphrey Kirby, (Lawrence M. Leach, 2504 Forest Dale Lane, Apt 902, Arlington, Texas 76006-3005, 817-640-0667, Fax: 817-640-0667, familytree@bigfoot.com).

2. Ancestors of Peter Paul Dziekan, Jr., (Peter P Dziekan, 64 Wayside Inn Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752, 508-481-7421, dziekan@ultranet.com).

3. Descendants of William Kirby, (Steven Gardner Gray, 11426 Rustic Rock Dr., Austin, Texas 78750, 512/258-2461, sgray@ccsi.com).

4. Nathaniel Shurtleff, transcriber, List of Those Able to Bear Arms in the Colony of New Plymouth in 1643, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 4, July 1850, p 255).

5. Records of The Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, (Hartford, 1928). p 63.

6. Births, Marriage, &c in Middletown, Ct., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register; Vol 14, January 1860, p 63 - 68).

7. Parsons, Samuel H, transcriber, Record of the Births, Marriages & Deaths of the First Proprietors of Lands in Middletown, CT, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 14, January 1860, p 63 & subsequent).

8. Whittemore, Henry, History of Middlesex Co., CT, (J.B. Beers & Co., 1884.) p 66-67.

9. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol I, p 212.

10. Hinman, R. R., Records of Wethersfield, Connecticut, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 15, Jul 1861, p 241 & subsequent). Vol 18, p 226.

11. The History of the Descendants of John Kirby of Middletown, Connecticut, (cited on the Descendants of Humphry Kirby website - find bibliographical details).

12. Hinman, R. R., Records of Wethersfield, Connecticut, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 15, Jul 1861, p 241 & subsequent).

13. Ancestors of Harold Monroe Jr. Walden, (Harold Monroe Walden, 30214 Briarcrest Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628-1149, (512)863-8678 hmwalden@flash.net).

14. Bates, Albert C., Hartford, Connecticut, Land Records,1639-1688; Births, Marriages and Deaths: 1644-1730. p 577.

15. John Winthrop, Jr., Winthrop Medical Journal, (Transcribed from microfilms of the original by Pam; on line at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pamw/Winthrop.htm [9 Nov 2000]). p 296.

16. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Middletown Vital Records, (Copied from Middletown Land Records, Vol 1, published in The American Genealogist. 12:155; 13:32; 13:106; also LDS Film # 4792).

17. The Barbour Collection, (The Connecticut Nutmegger; on-going series). Middletown Births, Vo. 23, #4, Mar 1991, p 676.

18. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol II, p 244.

19. ibid. Vol 1, p 400.

20. ibid. Vol I, p 182.

21. Wes. M. Tryon, The Tryon Family in America, (1969). p 34.

22. Melatiah Everett Dwight, The Kirbys of New England, (The Trow Print. New York. MDCCCXCVIII.) p 22.

23. Middletown Headstone Inscriptions Before 1800, (The Connecticut Nutmegger, Vol 8, No 3 & 4).

24. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol I, p 400.

25. ibid. Vol 3, p 139.

26. ibid. Vol 1, p 139-140.

27. Melatiah Everett Dwight, The Kirbys of New England, (The Trow Print. New York. MDCCCXCVIII.)

28. ECurle@cs.com, (ECurle@cs.com, Sat, 18 Sep 1999, [ANDREWS-L] Thomas ANDREWS/Hannah KIRBY).

29. Patterson, D. W., transcriber, East Haddam Land Records, Vol 1 - 2, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 11, p 243 & subsequent).

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