Joseph Gillett

Male 1641 - 1675  (34 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joseph Gillett was born on 25 Jul 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA (son of Jonathan Gillett and Mary Dolbair); died on 18 Sep 1675 in South Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Bloody Brook Mass Grave, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    1673, Moved to Deerfield, MA and 09/18/1675, Killed during King Philips Indian massacre of the settlement at Bloody Creek, MA

    Joseph married Elizabeth Hawkes on 25 Nov 1663 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of John Hawkes and Elizabeth Browne) was born on 10 Jan 1646/1647 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; died in Apr 1682 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. John Gillett was born on 10 Jun 1671 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; died in Apr 1755 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jonathan Gillett was born on 29 Dec 1605 in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England (son of Reverand William Gillett and Habiathia Pye); died on 23 Aug 1677 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Immigrant: Abt 1635, England; Ship: Unknown Arrived: Abt 1635 Connecticut
    • Military Service: 1637, Connecticut, USA; Pequot War

    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 1 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 he 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

    Jonathan married Mary Dolbair on 29 Mar 1634 in Coylton, Devon Co., England. Mary (daughter of Rawkey Dolbere and Mary Mytchell) was christened on 7 Jun 1607 in Chadhayne Parish, Coylton, Devon Co., England; died on 5 Jan 1686 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Dolbair was christened on 7 Jun 1607 in Chadhayne Parish, Coylton, Devon Co., England (daughter of Rawkey Dolbere and Mary Mytchell); died on 5 Jan 1686 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Mary was born about 1607 in Colyton, Devon, England. She was the daughter of Rawkey Dolbair and Mary Mitchell. Jonathan Gillette returned from New England and the couple were married on March 29, 1634 at Colyton. After the marriage, the couple returned to New England in June. In a family Bible is found the following record, "My father Gille came into new inglan the secon time in June in the yeare 1634 and Jonathan his sonne was born about half a yeare after he came to land."

    Jonathan moved with Rev. Warham in 1636 to Windsor, Connecticut, Mary and the children did not follow and settle in Windsor until about 1638, as proved by the Windsor Church records, which note that (H)Anna, born December 29, 1639, was Jonathan's "first-born in Windsor". Jonathan and his wife Mary are included in the Church List of 21 "members who were so in Dorchester and came up with Mr. Warham and are still of us."

    Jonathan died in Windsor in 1677, and Mary died there January 5, 1685-6. Two of Mary's seven sons died in the troubles with the Indians, Joseph died in the Deerfield Bloody Brook Massacre in 1675 and Samuel died at Turner's Falls in a battle in 1676.

    Jonathan's will mentions Mary without giving her name, his sons Josiah, John, Jonathan, Cornelius, Jeremie & his deceased son Joseph. He mentions Joseph's children, Jonathan & "ye garl". He also mentions his married daughters, but only by their husband's names, as the wives of Peter Brown & Samuel Fyllyes. The will is not dated, but was exhibited in court on September 6, 1677

    Children:
    1. 1. Joseph Gillett was born on 25 Jul 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; died on 18 Sep 1675 in South Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Bloody Brook Mass Grave, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Samuel Gillett was born on 22 Jan 1643 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; died on 19 May 1676 in Turner Falls, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Falls Fight Gravesite, Greenfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Reverand William Gillett was born on 25 Jan 1579 in England (son of Richard Gylett and Joan Enberg); died on 16 Apr 1641 in Somerset, England.

    Notes:

    Will proved 16 Apr 1641. Instituted to the benefice of Rector of
    Chaffcombe, Somerset, Eng 4 Feb 1609 (Source: Our Family Tree -
    Gillet-Gillett- Gillette - Latham Mich State Lib)

    William married Habiathia Pye. Habiathia was born about 1578 in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England; died on 14 May 1681. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Habiathia Pye was born about 1578 in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England; died on 14 May 1681.
    Children:
    1. 2. Jonathan Gillett was born on 29 Dec 1605 in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England; died on 23 Aug 1677 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  Rawkey Dolbere was born on 17 Aug 1571 in Coylton, Devon Co., England; died on 12 Nov 1641 in Coylton, Devon Co., England.

    Rawkey married Mary Mytchell on 10 Oct 1602. Mary (daughter of John Mytchell) was born on 4 Dec 1576 in Coylton, Devon Co., England; died on 20 Sep 1648 in Coylton, Devon Co., England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Mytchell was born on 4 Dec 1576 in Coylton, Devon Co., England (daughter of John Mytchell); died on 20 Sep 1648 in Coylton, Devon Co., England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Dolbair was christened on 7 Jun 1607 in Chadhayne Parish, Coylton, Devon Co., England; died on 5 Jan 1686 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Gylett was born in 1551 in Cadle Hadden, Dorsetshire, England (son of Jacques De Gylette and Jeanne Mestre); died on 1 Jul 1600 in Cadle Hadden, Dorsetshire, England.

    Richard married Joan Enberg on 11 Aug 1576 in Burton Parish, Dorsetshire, England. Joan was born about 1555 in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan Enberg was born about 1555 in Chaffcombe, Somerset, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Reverand William Gillett was born on 25 Jan 1579 in England; died on 16 Apr 1641 in Somerset, England.

  3. 14.  John Mytchell was born in in Barritshayes, Devon Co., England.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Mytchell was born on 4 Dec 1576 in Coylton, Devon Co., England; died on 20 Sep 1648 in Coylton, Devon Co., England.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Jacques De Gylette was born about 1520 in Bergerac, Aquitaine, France; died in in England.

    Jacques married Jeanne Mestre. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 17.  Jeanne Mestre
    Children:
    1. 8. Richard Gylett was born in 1551 in Cadle Hadden, Dorsetshire, England; died on 1 Jul 1600 in Cadle Hadden, Dorsetshire, England.