Jonathan Gillett

Male 1605 - 1677  (71 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Gillett 
    Born 29 Dec 1605  Chaffcombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigrant Abt 1635  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship: Unknown
    Arrived: Abt 1635
    Connecticut 
    Military Service 1637  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pequot War 
    Died 23 Aug 1677  Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jonathan came to the colonies in 1630. By 1633 he had returned to
      England and married Mary. There is a 1599 Geneva edition family Bible
      in Windsor brought to New England by Jonathan which contains the
      following record. "My father Gille(tt) came into new-inglan the secon
      time in June in the yeare 1634, and Jonathan his sonne was born about
      half a year aftur he cam to land." Jonathan was made a freeman of
      Massachusetts Bay 6 May 1635. He moved to Windsor CT the summer of
      1639 and was granted a lot there of 4 acres. He was a constable of the
      settlement on 16 Feb 1665. He served on the County Court Jury for 17
      years beginning about 1660. When he died his estate was worth #273
      plus. Source: Joseph Gillet - Gillett - Gillette Family, Wilma Gillet
      Thomas - Det Lib. Jonathan arrived in MA in 1630, then returned to
      England to marry Mary Dolbere returning to Dorchester, MA with her in
      1634. Windsor History 11 Jan 1640 - Jonathan was "granted a homelott
      of four acres bouded by Nathan
      Gillet, west; the millbrooke south; and the rivulett, north, also
      three
      acres halfe bounded by Nathan Gillet west and Richard Vore east; also
      the upper end of Phelps' meadow; twenty-two acres bounded by Nathan
      Gillet south; also five acres west according to the running of the
      water of the swamp; also over the river sixteen rods wide and 2 1/2
      miles long; also thirty acres bounded north and south by the Common".
      Jonathan was on the Jury County Court 12 Jan 1653. Served seventeen
      years from 1653 to 1671. 16 Feb 1655 - Constable for ye nixt year. 1
      May 1655 sworn in as constable for Wyndsor. Source: Our Family Tree -
      Gillet - Gillett - Gillette by Latham - Mich State Lib (Children of
      Jonathan and Mary were: 1. Jonathan 5 Sep 1634 - 1708 m Mary Kelsey 18
      Apr 1634 - 1676 dau of William Kelsey 2. Cornelius b 1635 m Priscilla
      Kelsey 3. Mary b 1635(twin) m Peter Brown 4. Anna 29 Dec 1639 Windsor
      - 18 Nov 1711 Windsor m Samuel Filley 24 Seo 1643 Windsor - 4 Jan
      1711/2 Windsor 5. Joseph 25 Jul 1641 - 1675 m Elizabeth Hawks 1647 -
      1725 6. Samuel 22 Jan 1642 - 19 Jun 1676 killed by Indians his widow
      married Stephen Jennings. 7. John b 4 Oct 1644 m Mary Barber dau of
      Thomas 8. Abigail 1646 - 1649 9. Jeremiah 20 Feb 1647 - 1 Mar 1692 m
      Deborah Bartlett she m 2nd Samuel Adams. 10. Josiah bp 15 Jul 1650 -
      1676 m 1676 Joanna Taintor.
      In 1671 Jonathan was granted 40 acres in Simsbury, CT, for his 1637
      service in the Pequot War.
      Jonathan and Nathan were the sons of Rev William Gillett, rector of
      Chaffoombe, Somerset, Eng, who died in 1641. Jonathan Gillett came to
      America with his brother in 1630, but returned to England to marry,
      March 29, 1634, at Coylton, Devon, Mary Dolbere, who was born 7 Jun
      1607 and died 5 Jan 1685, daughter of Rawkey and Mary (Mitchell)
      Dolbere. Mary Dolbere is thought to have been a relative of Rev.
      Warham. Jonatha was made a freeman in 1635, moved to Windsor in 1639,
      and died there 23 Aug 1677. (Source: The Mary and John - Kuhns -
      Windsor Public Library)
      Will dated 8 Aug 1677 written 15 days before he died: The last Will
      and Testament of Jonathan Gillet Sr. of Windsor - i, Jonathan Gillet
      Sr. of Windsor, CT in the County of Hartford, being at present very
      ill and in distemper of body above ordinary, not knowing the Lord's
      will and pleasure whether He may take me out of this world at present,
      doe think meet to make this, my last will: 1. My will is that my wife
      shall be sole executrix, and my son Josiah shall take cate of the
      improvement of his mother's estate for her use and benefit made up of
      the housing and lands of both my houselots, my one and that which is
      my brother Nathan's which are both 9 acres. I set out 3 acres to my
      son John; also set out 2 acres adjoining to Josiah's six acres. She
      shall have use of 6 acres, also 20 acres of my woodland, also my
      moveables as cattell of all sorts except two steers which Josiah is to
      have; and all my household goods to my wife to use and dispose of
      after my decease.
      2. Josiah shall take care of his mother, and be of help and ayde, and
      after her death he shall have for himself my now dwelling house and
      all the appurtenances to it with 5 acres of household and all other
      parcels of land as are supposed to be his mother's for her use while
      she lives. Only excepting the house and 4 acres of ye house land to
      which my son Jeremy shall posses for his own after my wife's decease,
      ye six acres and ye two meadow I set out to him at present.
      3. My son Josiah shall pay within four years after both me and my wife
      dies to his brothers: Jonathan
    Person ID I1082  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father William Gillett,   b. 25 Jan 1579, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1641, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Habiathia Pye,   b. Abt 1578, Chaffcombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1681  (Age ~ 103 years) 
    Family ID F4361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dolbere,   c. 07 Jun 1607, Chadhayne Parish, Coylton, Devon Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1684/1685, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1634  Coylton, Devon Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Gillett,   b. 25 Jul 1641, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1675, Bloody Brook, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +2. Samuel Gillett,   b. 22 Jan 1641/1642, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1676, Turner Falls, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Dec 1605 - Chaffcombe, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Mar 1634 - Coylton, Devon Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrant - Ship: Unknown Arrived: Abt 1635 Connecticut - Abt 1635 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Pequot War - 1637 - Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1677 - Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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