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Samuel St. John

Male Abt 1641 - 1686  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Samuel St. John 
    Born Abt 1641  Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mathias St. John moved to Windsor, Connecticut, in 1640, as in that year he had granted to him, at Windsor, a lot in
      the Palisades containing ten rods. (pg. 3 The St. John Genealogy, 1907 Orline St. John Alexander)
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      Mathias was in Wethersfield as early as 1648, if not earlier, for when Jonas Weeede removed to Stamford from
      Wethersfield about 1640 he sold his place to Matthias Sension (St. John). (pg. 4 The St. John Genealogy, 1907 Orline St. John Alexander)
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      In Matthew Grant's old Church Records, among those who, "being gone yet had children born here," appears "Mathias
      Senchon 3". (Stiles, Hist. Ancient Windsor, i. 166, 479, 545, 883).

      Samuel was the oldest of three born in Windsor Ct. between 1640-1648; He died in Norwalk 14 Jan 1685-6. Will states he was aged 45 years. This puts his year of birth at 1640-1
    Gender Male 
    Generation 21 
    Died 14 Jan 1686  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The following will of Samuel St. John is taken from the Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 1675-89, p. 205:

      Norwake 11th of January 1685. The last will and testament of Samuel Sention Aged about 45 years. I y e sayd Samuel Sention being Sicke and weake but as yet in my right understanding being willing to Dispose and bequth y- :God
      hath blessed me with Soe as may be for the maintaining of peace and love when my boddy may be Interred in y e earth. Imp : I doe bequeath my Soul unto y e Lord who gave it me and my boddy to A Comly burial and my Goods and Estate as followeth wheras my Just debts are discharged my will is y* which I have Sett up should be Covered and Inclosed out of my moveable Estate the
      remainder of my moveables within doors and without I doe bequeath the one half unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Sention the other half unto my daughter Elizabeth Sention and as to my lands I doe will and bequeath as followth My now dwelling house and homsteed all buildings y* are theron all privileges as belong therto ? with all fruit trees fences waterings therunto belonging During her natural life as also A third part of all my lands and Commonig lying in y e woods layd out and Such as may be herafter Layd out excepting one four Acre lott alreddy layd out lying neer Rayle Hill Soe called all the above mentioned lands I doe will and bequeath unto my beloved wife dureing the time of her Natural Life alsoc I doe will unto my beloved wife four parcels of land lying within y e Neckfield one lott lying at Calve paster
      lying between Marke Sention and John Gregory Sen r . with all the moeing land adjoyning to y e say d lott Also my lott at the Stoneny Mill on y e homside of my Sister Lockwoods lott also one lott at pine liil lying oear y e field gate lying p the path, alsoe one parcel of salt meddow lying near Rockye Springe all the above sayd four parcels of land, I doe will & bequeath unto my beloved wife dureing the time of her widowhood alsoe unto my Sonn Thomas Sention I doe will and bequeath my homlott with y e frame that is theron and all fences and all privileges thereunto belonging and alsoe one lott lying on y e South side of John Benedikes lott neer unto y e Cove alsoe one lott lying p Raile Mill alsoe four parcels of land lying in y e fields, my farther lott at Stony hill lying p Mathew Marvin Juni r alsoe on lott at Calve-pasture which I purchased of John Rescoe alsoe my Cove lott as it is Lyeth bounded on y e South p Samuel Smith alsoe one parcel of moeing land which I purchased of Samuel Canfield lying on y e other side of the River and all my right of land in y l place and alsoe two thirds of all landes and Commonige Lying in the woods Alsoe my will is y' my Sonn Thomas Sention Should Receive and posess all the above sayd lands w th . I have willed unto him when he shall Ataine to y e age of 99 years and alsoe I doe will unto my Sonn Thomas Sention y* parcel of meddow neer Rockye Spring after his mothers time is Expired and alsoe to my daughter Elizabeth Sention I doe will and bequeath two parcels of land one parcel lying in y e Indian field lying between Samuel Smith and Samuel Hayes alsoe one parcel of meddow on y e other side of the River neer the bans lying between Mathew Marvin and my Sister Lockwoods lott alsoe unto my daughter Elizabeth I doe bequeath three parcels of land lying in y e field which I have given to my beloved wife dureing the time of her widdowhood my daughter Elizabeth not to receive or posses untill eighteen years of age or day of marrig although my beloved wife should marry before my daughter Elizabeth shall ataine y e age of Eighteen years or marigg day Alsoe I doe bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth after her mothers deceas my now dwelling homlott with all buildings fences as may then be upon it and alsoe y* part of outlands and Commonage which I have given to my beloved wife is to Returne to my daughter Elizabeth after her mothers deceas and alsoe my will is y f : if either of my Children shall dye without heirs of their boddy then all the above s' 1 . laud to Returne to y e next heirs alsoe my will is y' : my beloved wife should be administrator unto my Estate Sarj : John Piatt my desire is y 1 : he would joyne with her in administring ? my desire Is y . my Brother Marke Sention be overseer of this my will Lent James Olmsted joyning w thim.

      Signed in y e presence of : Samuel Sention us witnesses :
      Samuel Keeler
      Ebenezer Sention

      Elizabeth Sention y e daughter of Samuel Sention deceased aged between 13 and 14 years the Soal Legatee At a Court held in ff airfield Novemb r . y e 2 d 1686 the will and Inventory of Sam el : Sention deceased was Exhibitted and Aproved of p this Court and wheras p the sayd will the deceased widow was administrator with Sarg' John Piatt joyned with her in y e s d . administration and also sundry legacies given. The wife of y e deceased being alsoe deceasd and legatees Except only one Elizabeth Sention daughter of the deceased Samuel Sention on which Elizabeth Sention this Court doth Setle the whole Estate of Sayd Samuel Sention deceased bot personall and reale all Just Debts being first payd and to be delivered to her p the Administrators herafter mentioned at y e age of Eighteen yeares or at marrig if she marry soner this Court Apoints John Bouton to joyne with Sarj 1 . John Piatt to administer on s d . Estate in place of the deceased administrator to pay all Just debts and alsoe to Receive what Justly is due to s d . Estate Indeavor to preserve s d . Estate from Imbazalment and manig it for y e best for y e use of the heir Elizabeth Sention and alsoe to take care of y e sayd Elizabeth for her good bringing up This Court alsoe aproves of Marke Sention and James Olmsted to be overseers of s d . will being acording to will of deceased.

      State of Connecticut, SS : Probate Court, District of Fairfield. Fairfield, June 7th, 1895. This may certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of Pages 205-206 & 207 Vol. 1675-89 of the probate records of' the
      District of Fairfield. Attest, Elmore S. Banks, Clerk. (L. S.) [2]
    Record Status 13 Dec 2014 
    Record Complete  
    Person ID OSA0004  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database | St. John Generation One - Raoul de Sancto Johanne
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 

    Father Mathias St. John, I,   b. 9 Aug 1601, St. Olave, Silver Street Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1669, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Tinker,   b. 6 Aug 1606, New Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Nov 1627 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Norwalk, Connecticut Inhabitants,   b. 1650 
    Family ID F3465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hoite,   d. 1686 
    Married Sep 1663 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Sarah St. John,   b. Jan 1664, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1680, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)  [Birth]
     2. Thomas St. John,   b. Oct 1666, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1686, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Elizabeth St. John,   b. Apr 1673, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1722, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S186] Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 1675-89. Norwalk 11 Jan 1685, 205 (Reliability: 3), 13 Dec 2014.
      The last will and testament of Samuel Sention Aged about 45 years. dated 11 Jan 1685.

    2. [S187] The St. John Genealogy, Orline St. John Alexander, 23-25 (Reliability: 3), 13 Dec 2014.


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