Descendants of James Wakelee



First Generation


1. James Wakelee 1 was born in 1600 in England 1 and died after 1690 in Providence, Providence Co., RI 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor.

2. Lawsuit; 7 Sep 1648; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 2. Jeames Wakely plt Contra Nath: Ward defendt in an Action of the Case. In the Action of Jeames Wakely plt Contra Nath Warde defendt the Action is deferred to the next perticular Courte by theire Joint Consent.

3. Lawsuit; 24 Apr 1649; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 3. William Hurlebutt plt Contra Jeames Wakely defnedt in an action of the Case dammages 39s. In the Action of the Case betweene William Hurlebutt plt and Jeames Wakely defendt the flt falling shorte of his wittnes is to looss his Sute.

John Willcock plt Contra Jeames Wakely defendt in an action of the Case dammages 6s. In the Action of the Case betweene John Willcock plt and Jeames Wakely defendt the Court Adiudgeth the defendt to pay unto the plt 4s 4d.

4. Lawsuit; 6 Sep 1649; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 4. Jeames Wakely plt Contra Thomas Skidmore & Edward Higby defendts in an Action of Slaunder to the dammage of 20. In the action betweene Jeames Wakely plt and Thomas Skidmore & Edward Higby defendts the Jury findes for the plt damages 2d and Costs of the Courte wch the Courte Allows to bee 9s 8d.

5. Fine; 6 Sep 1649; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 5. Jeames Wakely for some defects in wattching is fined 2s vjd

6. Served as Attorney; 6 Dec 1649; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 6. Jeames Wakely plt as Attorney to Stephen Day Contra Thomas Sckidmore defendt in an Action of Debt and dammages 17 10s. In the Action betweene Jeames Walely plt and Thomas Sckidmore defendt the Jury findes for the plt Debt and Dammages 15 10s and Costs of the Courte: Execution graunted the 7th of march (49) and deliuered the 3th day of ye same month.

7. Lawsuit; 5 Sep 1650; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 7. James Wakely plt Contra ye widdow Boosy defendt in an Action of the Case for the breach of Covenants to ye damage of [no amount given] [p 89] In the Acton of the Case betweene Jeames Wakely plt and the widdow Boosy defendt, the plt ont appearing the Courte graunts the defendt Costs 2s vid wch they Adiudge to plt to pay vnto the defendt.

8. Lawsuit; 5 Dec 1650; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 8. Jeames Wakely plt Contra Thomas Lord defendt in an Action of Debt with the damage tothe value of 8 6s. In the Action of Jeames Wakely plt and Tho: Lord defendt the Jury findes for the plt 6 2s and Costs of Courte.

9. Lawsuit; 5 Dec 1650; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 9. Jeames Wakely plt Contra Widdow Boosy defendt in an Action of the Case for breach of Convenants. In the action betweene Jeames Wakely plt and the widdow Boosy defendt, the Court Judgeth that howeuer there appeare not Evidence to prooue a Contract of marriage betwixt the said parties, yet there is sufficient to evince some Ingagemt or promise of the said Boosy to Jeames Wakely in reference to such a buisiness, and therfore her proceedings with another before a Clear disengagemt had from the former was at least dissorderly.

10. Lawsuit; 1 Jun 1651; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 10. Thomas Ollcott plt Contra Jeames Wakely defendt in an Action of Debt with the damages to the value of 24. In the Action betweene Thomas Ollcott plt and Jeames Wakely defendt the Jury findes for the plt Debt and damages 21s and Costs of the Courte.

11. Lawsuit; 7 Dec 1651; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 11. John Pantry plt Contra Jeames Wakely defendt in an Action of Slaunder to the damage of 40. The pltiffs not appearing in Courte being Called to psecute theire Actions against theire defendts, they are to pay the Costs of theCourte & looss theire suitts.

12. Lawsuit; 4 Mar 1651/52; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 12. John Pantry plt Contra Jeames Wakely defendt in an Action of Slaunder to the damage of 20. In the Action betweene John Pantry plt and Jeames Wakely defendt, the plt not Answering being Called in Courte hat non suited himselfe, and therefore is to pay the Costs of the Court and 18d Costs to the defendt:

13. Lawsuit; 14 May 1652; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 13. John Sadler plt Contra Jeames Wakely defendt in an Action of the Case for witholding a Bond after satisfaction made to the damage of 14. In the Action betweene John Sadler plt and Jeames Wakely defendt, the Jury findes for the plt that hee should haue his specialty damages 2s vid and Costs of the Court wch is 7s 4d and 18d one wittness. Execution dd the 14th August 1651.

14. Served as Attorney; 14 May 1652; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 14. Jeames Wakely as Attornye to Jeames Rogerts plt Contra Richard Halls defendt, in an Action of Debt with the damage to the value of 9: 10s: In the Action between Jeames Wakely as an Attornye to Jeames Rogers pt and Richard Halls defendt, the Jury findes for the plt Debt 4 13s & Costs of Courte.

Jeames Wakely as an Attornye to Mr. Robert Nash plt Contra John Throckmorton defendt in an Acton of the Case to the damage of 126 In the Action betweene Jeames Wakely as an Attornye to Robert Nash, plt Contra John Throckmorton defendt the Jury findes for the plt damages 120 and Costs of Court: the Courte suspends execution for 6 weekes Mr. Goodyeare putting in security for the payment of so much to the plt as the said Courte shall Judge vppon theire Consideracon of the verdict of the Jury before expressed: July the 21th the Courte did moderate the 120 damages to 76

15. VR - Marriage; 5 Oct 1652; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 15. Married Alice Boofy [Boosy]

16. Lawsuit; 6 Mar 1652/53; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 16. James Wakely proued at this Courte by Sam: Steele that the wife of the saide James hath in the time of her widdowhood giuen a bond to Joseph Boosy of 100 fortiture if euer shee married to James Wakely.

17. Lawsuit; 4 Dec 1653; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 17. Tho: Rite plt: Contra James Wakely defendt in an Actyon of the Case about moooing his grass to the Damage of 5. In the Actyon Betweene Tho: Rite plt: & James Wakely defendt: the plt: non suting himselfe is to pay Cost of Courte.

Sam: Wright plt: Contra James Wakely & his wife Defendts in an actyon of the Case for Breach of Couenants to the Damage of 26. In the actyon between Sam: Wright plt: & James Wakely & his wife Defendt the Jury findes for the Defendts Cost of Court & two wittnesses 2 days 6ss.

18. Lawsuit; 7 Dec 1654; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 18. Will Lewis plt As Attorny to Mr John Cogin Cont: James Wakly Defendt: in an Actyon of reuiew of a former Actyon of the case uppon and to the Damage of 25. In the Actyon betwnee Will Leawis plt as Attorny to Mr John Coggin & James Wakely Defendt: the Jury findes for the plt Debt & Damage 2 16s 00d & Cost of Court.

19. Jury Duty; 6 Sep 1655; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 19.

20. Jury Duty; 2 Dec 1655; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 20.

21. Town Office; 5 Mar 1656/57; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 21. James Wakely sworn as Constable for Wethersfield

22. Lawsuit; 4 Jun 1657; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 22. Jahn Mores plt: contra James Wakely defendt in an Action of the case for detayning a bill to the damage of 15. [No resolution of the suit is given]

23. Jury Duty; 5 Oct 1658; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 23.

24. Lawsuit; 2 Dec 1658; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 24. James Wakeley Plt contr Will Lewis sen Deft in an action of ye case for deteining Acquittance of discharg to ye damadge of sixteen pounds. ..the Jury finds for the Dft costs of ye Court and ye action.

25. Jury Duty; 1 Dec 1659; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 25.

26. Jury Duty; 22 Mar 1659/60; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 26.

27. Jury Duty; 7 Jun 1660; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 27.

28. Lawsuit; 7 Mar 1660/61; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 28. Daniell Clarke Plt contr James Wakely in an action of Debt wth damadge to ye sum of 25. ..the Jury find for ye Pt Seauenteen pounds three shillings being ye remaindr of ye Bil and costs of ye Courts The Defent enters review at ye next pticuler Court in May: wch is granted him.

29. Lawsuit; 14 May 1661; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 29. James Wakeley pt on Review contr Danll Clarke, ec. In ye act of review depend twixt James Wakeley pt contr Danll Clark Dt ye Jury find for ye Dt thirteen pounds twelue shillings and costs of ye Court. Exedut dd 20 day for 15 10s

James Wakeley pt cont: Richard Treat Dt in an act of ye case of moneyes recd to ye damadge of 13 10s .. the Jury find for ye Pt 9 10 0 in pay according to the Bill and costs allowed 20s.

30. Lawsuit; 6 Jun 1661; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 30. Richard Treat ptf on reveiw contr James Wakeley for moneyes receaued to ye damadge of 13 10s. ..the Jury find for the Ptf eight pounds ten shillings as part of a Bill due from Wakely to Fellowes.

The Magestrates haueing heard the case respecting Wakeleyes Attaching corne yt was taken by Execution for Danll Clarke doe iudge that Wakely shal returne the Corne vnto ye Marshal for ye vse of Danll Clarke according to former Judgmt of ye Court. Execut dd to Jonathan subscribed p the Gouernor for to destrein 20s in corne.

31. Lawsuit; 7 Oct 1661; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 31. James Wakeley ptf on Attachmt contr the Estate of Mr Robbins in an action of debt by Bill wth damadge Seventeen pounds. .. the Jury find for ye plaintf his Bill to be made vp and costs of ye Court. Costs allowed 1 8 3.

32. Jury Duty; 5 Dec 1661; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 32.

33. Jury Duty; 6 Mar 1661/62; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 33.

34. Lawsuit; 6 Mar 1661/62; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 33. Wm Palmer pt contr James Wakeley in an action of debt to ye some of 20s. [No resolution of case given.]

35. Estate Confiscated; 6 Jan 1662/63; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 34. Whereas James Wakely of Wethersfield is lately fled from his wife and family and left an estate behind him there. This Court doth hereby declare and order that all ye estate of James Wakely be secured and kept save vntill ye Quarter Court in March Only his wife hath liberty to make vse of what is necessary for the supply of ye family and to pay Labourers for what work is necessary about ye estate and the Townsmen of Wethersfield et Ens. Steel are ordered to take an Inventory of ye said estate according to ye neerest estimatin of of Debts and to prsent it to ye Court in March next.

36. Estate Confiscated; 5 Mar 1662/63; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 35. This Court orders that ye Sequestration laid on James Wakeleyes estate to be continued vntil the Court take it of And the wife of James Wakeley is ordered wth ye advice of Lt Lollister and Ens: Steel to pay & receiue debts and take acquittances in ye pticulers therof and to keep Accot of what shee doth and likewise to secure the estate and to be accountable to ye Court when called thervnto She hat also ful power to make Sale of what is needfull to discharge debts.

37. Divorce Filing; 1676; Rhode Island 36. James, who had fled to Rhode Island about 1661, presumably to escape a charge of witchcraft, filed for divorce from 2nd wife Alice Bossey. In court records, he demanded the Court "have his wife .. sent ot him" or "grant him a Bill of divorce." He claimed that Alice Bossey had aborgated her marital vows by refusing to join him. Alice proved to the court's satisfaction that James had engaged in a prenuptial agreement not to remove her from her dwelling in Wethersfield without her consent. The Bench anounced that it saw no grounds to grant either petition, and furthermore, no cause "so to compell ..[Alice] to remove" to Rhode Island.

38. Tax List; 27 Jul 1680; Providence, Providence Co., RI 37. James Weakley 0 0 6 [one of the smallest rates on the list and only for the 7 pd rate, the 4 pd rate being blank]

39. Took Inventory; 6 Mar 1681/82; Providence, Providence Co., RI 38. Along with Epenetus Olney, took the inventory of the estate of Tolleration Harris. Signed the inventory with a 'mark'.

James married Unknown (Wakelee).


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Henry Wakelee 39 was born in 1620 in Gloucester, Glouchester, ENG and died on 11 Jul 1689 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 40.
   3 M    ii. Richard Wakelee 1 was born about 1625 1.

Second Generation (Children)


2. Henry Wakelee 39 (James1) was born in 1620 in Gloucester, Glouchester, ENG and died on 11 Jul 1689 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 40.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Immigration; Bef 1650; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 42.

2. Administrator of Will / Estate; 15 May 1650; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 42. Henry Wakely of Hartford is Admitted Administrato[r] to the Esated of his wiues other husband, hauing giuen a Bond of 50 wch is left with Mr. Blackman of Strattford for the payment of 20 to the two Children.

3. Lawsuit; 7 Mar 1650/51; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 43. Henry Wakely Plt Contra Joshuah Jennings defendt in an Action of Debt tothe damage of 30s Henry Wakely appe[ared], but the defendt did not appear.

4. Residence; 1668; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 44. Listed among the residents in 1668 in the Town Records.

Henry married Sarah Burt 39 41 45, daughter of Henry Burt and Eulalie Marchen, on 4 Sep 1649 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT 41. (Sarah Burt was baptized on 14 Jan 1620/21 in Harberton, Devon, ENG 45 and died in 1696 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 41.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Parish Record; 14 Jan 1620/21; Harberton, Devon, ENG 45. Record of Baptism.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 May 1684; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 45. Received legacy of two cows in her mother's will.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 4 M    i. Jacob Wakelee 39 40 46 was born in 1654 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 39 and died on 30 Dec 1726 in Attraford, CT.
   5 M    ii. James Wakelee was born after 1649 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT and died before 1710.
   6 M    iii. Deliverence Wakelee 40 was born about 1651 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 40 and died on 1 Nov 1707 40.
   7 F    iv. Patience Wakelee was born about 1668 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   8 F    v. Mary Wakelee was born about 1670 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   9 F    vi. Mercy Wakelee was born about 1670 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died in 1687.
   10 F    vii. Abigail Wakelee 1 was born about 1665 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 1 and died in Aug 1753 1.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


4. Jacob Wakelee 39 40 46 (Henry2, James1) was born in 1654 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 39 and died on 30 Dec 1726 in Attraford, CT.

Jacob married Widow (Unknown) Wallis 40 in 1675 39.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 M    i. Jonathan Wakelee 39 40 46 was born on 9 Feb 1677/78 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 39 40 46 and died in 1742 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 39.
   12 M    ii. Jacob Wakelee 47 was born on 10 Feb 1675/76 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 47.
   13 F    iii. Ruth Wakelee 47 was born on 27 Aug 1681 in Fairfield County, CT 47.
   14 M    iv. Henry Wakelee 40 47 was born on 27 Jan 1682/83 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 40 47 and died on 9 Jan 1742/43 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 40 47.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


11. Jonathan Wakelee 39 40 46 (Jacob4, Henry2, James1) was born on 9 Feb 1677/78 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 39 40 46 and died in 1742 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 39.

Jonathan married Mary Beardsley 39 48, daughter of Samuel Beardsley and Abigail Clark, in 1704 39. (Mary Beardsley was born on 1 Mar 1679/80 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 39 and died in 1742 in Fairfield County, CT 39.)


Children from this marriage were:

   15 F    i. Prudence Wakelee 49 was born on 14 Apr 1715 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 49, was baptized on 24 Apr 1715 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 50 and died about 1783 47.

Prudence married Joseph Edwards 48, son of John Edwards and Mary Hanford, on 18 Dec 1731 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 48. (Joseph Edwards was born in 1705 in Connecticut 48 and died between 1778-1784 48.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Sep 1744; Stratfield, Fairfield Co., CT 51. Named in the will of his father, John Edwards.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 4 Apr 1749; Stratfield, Fairfield Co., CT 51. His children are named in the will of his stepmother, Mary ____ Edwards.

   16 M    ii. Jonathan Wakelee 47 was born on 13 Jan 1704/05 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 47.
   17 F    iii. Mary Wakelee 47 was born on 10 Jun 1708 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 47 and died on 5 Jul 1768 47.
   18 M    iv. Jacob Wakelee 47 was born on 29 Jul 1710 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 47.
   19 F    v. Ann Wakelee 47 was born on 5 Nov 1712 47.
   20 M    vi. Ebenezer Wakelee 47 was born on 3 Jan 1715/16 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 47.
   21 M    vii. David Wakelee 47 was born on 24 Feb 1717/18 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 47.


Sources


1. Ancestors of Ruth Ann Rutherford, (Jeraldyne Ann Moore, 1421 Flamingo Drive, Lewisville, TX 75077, Jmoore3672@aol.com).

2. Records of The Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, (Hartford, 1928). p 52.

3. ibid. p 62.

4. ibid. p 69-71.

5. ibid. p 70.

6. ibid. p 72-74.

7. ibid. p 88.

8. ibid. p 90-91.

9. ibid. p 91.

10. ibid. p 102.

11. ibid. p 106.

12. ibid. p 108.

13. ibid. p 99.

14. ibid. p 99-100.

15. Bates, Albert C., Hartford, Connecticut, Land Records,1639-1688; Births, Marriages and Deaths: 1644-1730. Vol 1, p 608.

16. Records of The Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, (Hartford, 1928). p 116.

17. ibid. p 120.

18. ibid. p 132.

19. ibid. p 151.

20. ibid. p 152.

21. ibid. p 174.

22. ibid. p 179.

23. ibid. p 194.

24. ibid. p 195-196.

25. ibid. p 205.

26. ibid. p 210.

27. ibid. p 214.

28. ibid. p 222-224.

29. ibid. p 232, 234.

30. ibid. p 235-236.

31. ibid. p 240.

32. ibid. p 241.

33. ibid. p 244.

34. ibid. p 260-261.

35. ibid. p 266.

36. Cornelia Hughes Dayton, Women Before the Bar; Gender, Law & Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789, (North Carolina, 1995). p 126-127.

37. The Early Records of the Town of Providence, (Providence, 1899). Vol XV, p 209.

38. ibid. Vol VI, p 96.

39. Cutrer Genealogy, (http://www.integrityonline3.com/jtc3/Nets/Index.htm (31 Mar 1999)).

40. Jacobus, Donald Lines, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield [CT], Vol I, (Fairfield, 1930). p 627-630.

41. 429 Years of Parsons Family History, (http://www.best.com/~parsons/ (31 Mar 1999)).

42. Records of The Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, (Hartford, 1928). p 83.

43. ibid. p 96.

44. Stratford, CT, Town Records, (Vol 1). p 409; http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/stratford/stratford_residents1668.htm.

45. Terry, George Skelton, Genealogical Research in England, Burt - March, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 86, January 1932, p 77 - 84; April 1932, p 216-220; July 1932, p 247-252.)

46. LDS, International Genealogical Index. Batch # 8712703, Sheet #16.

47. An Archive of Family Histories, (http://www.intellex.com/~ronspiez/homepage.htm (the Ronspiez Family)).

48. Captain Lawrence Smith, (smith_jp_la@email.msn.com (30 Mar 1999)).

49. LDS, International Genealogical Index. Batch # 8712703, Sheet # 17.

50. ibid. Film # 456510.

51. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol II, (Fairfield, 1932). p 190-193.

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