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    Jonathan Gilbert

    Male - 1682


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    • Name Jonathan Gilbert 
      Gender Male 
      Baptism 08 Jun 1617  Yardley, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      Buried 1682  Center Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Jonathan Gilbert Grave
      Jonathan Gilbert Grave
      Died 19 Dec 1682  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
      Will Proved 12 Feb 1682/83  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • Page 111-12-13-14-15 Name: Jonathan Gilbert Location: Hartford
        Invt. ?2484-17-09. Taken 12 February, 1682, by John Allyn, John Gilbert, William Gibbon. Will dated 10 September, 1674.
        I Jonathan Gilbert of Hartford do make my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife Mary Gilbert the use of Homested and Dutch Island, Land I bought of Mr. Callsey, Land exchanged with James Richard, pasture I bought of Andrew Warner, also my wood lott on the west side of Rocky Hill, till my son Samuel attain to 21 years of age, then to be surrendered to him with certain reservations to her during life, then all these to Samuel and his heirs forever, he paying to his brother Ebenezer ?30. I give to my son Jonathan Gilbert half the Land at Haddam I bought of James Bates & Thomas Shaylor, or ?20 in other Estate, which is his portion with what he had before given him. I give to Thomas Gilbert my House & House lott on the south side of the Rivulet. I give to my son Nathaniel Gilbert my farme at Meridian and ?30 more. I give to my daughter Lydia Richison 20 Shillings. I give to my daughter Sarah Belcher 20 Shillings; to my daughter Mary Holton 20 Shillings; to my daughter Hester Gilbert ?100; to Rachel Gilbert ?100. I give to my son, Ebenezer Gilbert, all that 300 acres of Land I bought of Capt. Daniel Clarke in Farmington, also that purchase of Land I bought of Massecup, comonly Called & known by the name of pagonchaumischaug; also, ?50. I desire my wife do remember Hannah Kelly & give her 20s., and more at her discretion if she prove obedient. I give to my grand child, John Rosseter, ?10; to my gr. child, Andrew Belcher, ?5; to my gr. child, Jonathan Richeson, ?5. I make my wife sole Executrix, and desire Capt. John Allyn, my brother John Gilbert, and Sargt. Caleb Standly to be helpful to her, and that she satisfy them for their pains.
        Jonathan Gilbert. Ls.
        Witness: John Talcott, John Gilbert.
        Court Record, Page 65--1st March, 1683: Will Proven.
      Occupation Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
      Inn-keeper 
      Notes 
      • The internet site indicates that Jonathan was born on Sunday, June 8, 1617.
        After his marriage to Mary White, Jonathan lived near the corner of the present Sheldon and Governor Streets, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT. In 1660 Gilbert purchased two islands, Bird's Island and Dutch Island. He purchased land which is now in the heart of Hartford, between Central Row and the Travelers Insurance Compnay's buildings, where he lived and kept an inn until his death. He purchased other parcels of land in Hartford while he lived there.
        Jonathan's second wife, Mary Wells, is described as being a keen and practical woman with an eye for business. The two worked together for common ends and common ambitions. About this time Jonathan became involved in public affairs. He served as Marshall for Hartford for many years ending about 1675. With this responsibility he collected taxes, arrested wrong doers and carried out punishments of crimes and very likely was involved with some of the witchcraft trials of that time. In October 8, 1669 the Court confirmed Marshall Jonathan Gilbert Cornett of the Troope of Horse. Thus he became commander of the Hartford troop and gained a great deal of distinction.
        Gilbert was chosen Deputy in the General Court or Assembly from Hartford in 1677, 1678, and 1681. This Court met twice a year, in May as a Court of Election and in October for general legislation. The General Assembly at this time had almost unlimited powers and acted as a superior court of original jurisdiction as well as a court of appeal from the actions of the four county courts.
      Person ID I6737  My Family Tree
      Last Modified 15 Feb 2010 

      Father Thomas Gilbert,   d. 05 Sep 1659, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Mother Elizabeth Bennett 
      Married 26 Aug 1610  Yardley, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
      Family ID F2676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Mary Wells,   b. Abt 1626,   d. 03 Jul 1700, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
      Married 1650  [2, 3, 4
      Children 
      +1. Samuel Gilbert,   b. 05 Aug 1664, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1733, Salem, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
      Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
      Family ID F2674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 1682 - Center Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 1682 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsWill Proved - 12 Feb 1682/83 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inn-keeper - - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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    • Sources 
      1. [S281] The Gilbert Family, Descendants of Thomas Gilbert,, Brainard, Homer Worthington, Harold simeon and Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Weston, CT, 1953).

      2. [S38] NEHGS Register, NEHGS, Vol 146 page 28-34.

      3. [S458] Hartford County, Connecticut: Memorial History 1633-1884,Volume I-II, Editor: J. Hammond Trumbull, (Edward L. Osgood, Boston, 1886).

      4. [S457] The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut, Judge Sherman W. Adams, Compiler: Henry R. Stiles, (Grafton Press, New York).

      5. [S456] Ancestry and Descendants of Col. Daniel Wells, Samuel Calvin Wells.

      6. [S455] US and International Marriage Records, Ancestry.com, (Yates Publishing).

      7. [S378] TAG.