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James St. John

James St. John

Male Abt 1648 - 1684  (~ 36 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 1416 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Relationshipwith Mathias St. John
    Born abt. 1648  Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Aged about 35 in will dated 9 May 1684; Was born in Windsor so probably closer to 1647-8 before the family left Windsor. Mathew Grant's records show three children were born in Windsor, Ct.
    • 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).

      James was the youngest of three born in Windsor Ct. between 1640-1648; aged 35 in 1684 makes his birth year about 1647-8
    Gender Male 
    Generation 21 
    Died 9 May 1684  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The Will of James St. John, from the Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 1675-89, p. 160, is as follows:

      James Sention Aged about 35 years being weake in body but in my perfect reason and right understanding being in my owne Aprehention neer the End of my naturall life I doe bequeth nvy Soul to God my Boddy to a comly buriall I doe bequeath unto my beloved wife Rebecca Sention I say I doe frely give and bequeath to my wife rebecca all my whole Estate of houseing and land and whatsoever with all the rest of my moveable Estate within and without dureing the time of her natural life after her deceas y e one half of my lands I doe will unto Josaph Sention the sonn of Marke Sention, Thomas Sention the sonn of Mr. Samuel Sension James Sention the sonn of Mathias Sension James Lockwood the sonn of Ephraim Lockwood I say I doe give and will unto my beloved wife Rebecca half my lands and all my housing and all other of my Estate above mentioned for to have and to hold for ever and after my wives deceas my will is y* Joseph Sension shall have half the out lands y* I have not already disposed of to my wife my will is y* the other half of my out lands I doe will to the above s d Thomas Sension and James Lockwood equally to be devided I say the half of y* half as is not given to my wife I doe will the one half of my homlott unto James Sention the sonn of Mathias Sention. To this my last will & Testament I have sett to my hand this 9 th May 1684).
      Signed in y e presents of us James Sension

      Witnesses
      James Olmsted
      Robert Lane

      The will and Inventory of James Sention late decesed with and agreement was Exhibbetted at this Court, The Court aproves therof and apoints John Piatt with Rebecca Sention Executors and James Pickett and James Olmsted over seers of s d . will and testament the Court orders the same to be recorded. 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 Page 160 Vol. 1675-89 of the probate records of the District of Fairfield. Attest,
      Elmore S. Banks, (L. S.) Clerk.
    Record Status 13 Dec 2014 
    Record Complete
     
    Age ~ 36 years 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Baudouin II de Blois
    Maternal Line: Mary Merwin b. Abt 1575
    Person ID OSA0006  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 

    Father Ancestors Mathias "Matthias" 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 Ancestors Mary Tinker, St. John,   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

    Wife Ancestors Rebecca Pickett,   b. 30 Jun 1650 
    Married 31 Dec 1673  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The St. John Genealogy, 1907 by Orline St. John Alexander, pgs. 9-13:

      m. Dec. 31, 1673, Rebecca Pickett, b. June 30, 1650, the dau. of John and Margaret Pickett, of Stratford, Ct. (Patterson says, dau. of second wife ?). She distribution of Edman's Estate, 1706-7, the following persons are named, Joseph, Daniel, Mary Garnsey, Abigail, and Sarah (Stamford Rec., vol. A, 436). Joseph Garnsey and Abigail Lockwood of Stamford sold to Edman Lockwood, " Land of our Father's Estate, namely Edman Lockwood," Jan. 30, 1706 (S. L. Rec., vol. A, 436). The will of Edmond Lockwood (jr), 1739-40, mentions three sisters, Mary Garnsey, Abigail Clark, Sarah Lounsbury (S. Prob. Rec, vol. i. 315).
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      Exerpt from his will:

      ...I doe bequeth nvy Soul to God my Boddy to a comly buriall I doe bequeath unto my beloved wife Rebecca Sention I say I doe frely give and bequeath to my wife rebecca all my whole Estate of houseing and land and whatsoever with all the rest of my moveable Estate within and without dureing the time of her natural life after her deceas...

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      March y e 9th 1684.

      To y e Hon rd Court now sitting at Fairfield This may Informe y r . worships that thes few lines are a declerate of a mutuall agreement
      betwixt Rebecca Sention the widow and Relect of James Sention deceased att Norwake in this last year 1684 on y e one party and Mathias Sention Sen 1- , the other party he in y e name and behalf of his sonn James Sention as he is a legatee in the last will and testament of my beloved Brother James Sention deceased as above s d . ? Imprimis acording to will we grant James Sention y e sonn of Mathias Sention for to have one half of y e horn lott which y e James Sention deceased dyed possessed of with all the privileges and apurtenances belonging to the sayd half the sayd half for to extend to y e same front and rare as it now is together with all fences, trees stone and timber swamp or pasture building only as for the building that then shall be upon y e sayd land shall be valued p indiferent persons in Case the persons nextly conserned cannot agree what may be equall as to a valuable price and farther more y e afore s d widow dot agree y* if in Case she shall in her lifetime sell the other half of the lott which p will her owne for ever if she pleas y* then the s d James Sention the Legatee shall have y e first Refusall of the Sale therof provided he will give as much as another will for the say d half which is hers and farthermore it is agreed y* if this Legatee James Sention shall depart this life before y*. he is to posses y 1 . then this his Legate shall returne to one in y e same famely wherto he doth Apertaine.

      Signed in y e presens of Rebecca Sention
      John Piatt
      Mathias Sention
      Samuel Hoyt Sen r .

      Our humbel request is y l this our agreement may Obtaine Acceptance.

      Resp y r humble petioners
      Mathias Sention ?
      Rebecca Sention widow.

      To y e present Hon rd . Court now Sitting in ffairfield if it may
      pleas y r . honors for to remember at a Court Somtime in the month of Novemb 1 " last 1684 ther was the will of our brother James Sention deceased in Norwake this year past and in the S d will Somthings ware in obscurity or at least not so fully xprest therin as to full Satisfaction of the Sayd Court then present in Reference to y e Clear distribution or devideing his lands betewext his Surviveing widow Rebecca Sention and Som of the legatees wherfore for this end y l this will of our beloved Brother may not meet with any farther Obstruction this " in ' present Court but may Obtaine a True and Legall Settlment acording to law and therin both our Sister y e widow and all the legatees with our Self being more neerly related may mayntaine peace and love each with other as becommeth us to this end we whose names are under written have mutually agreed namely y e widoe or relect of James Sention deceased in Norwake the on party and Marke Sention and and Samuel Sention and Ephraim Lockwood in the behalf of each of our Children as thay are named in y e will as Legatees thay being under age we say we Ingage in their names and in their behalf as the other party with the af ors d . widow in this Complyane Imp : y* all and the whole of the half of the lands apertaining to our beloved brother James Sention deceased of late in Norwake y l he died possest of Excepting his horn lott and the priveliges therof as housing Orchards pastureing all which y e s d homsted is excepted from as but otherwais all the half of the s d lands whether lying in fields or in Common as meadowes uplands or aret pasture Land right in all Corn-money apertains to y e half of his estate or y e Estate of his predisesors acording to our Towne Grant I say wee whose names abovs d : due mutually agree y t : the Compleat half of all Ins Lands namely our Brother James Sentions land Lyin the bounds of Norwake excepting his homlott as above Sayd Shall be thus devided 1st. to Jaseph Sention Sonn to Marke Sention y e one half of this half after her deceas which is first devided from y e whole of his Lands Excepting his homlotts 2 dly . acording to will we grant to Thomas Sention one quarter part of this devided half from the widow 3 dly . acording to will we agree to grant to James Lockwood the last quarter of this devided half with the widow ? all after her deceas to this mutuall agreement we have unchangabley sett to our hands y e 9th March 1684.

      Signed in the presens of us witnes Rebecca Sention
      Samuel Hayes Sen r .
      Marke Sention
      John Piatt
      Samuel Sention
      famy Ephram Lockwood wharto y e deceased legacy did in Cas any of the present legatees deceas before age belonge. then y e legacy to reterne to one of the same.

      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 162 & 163 Vol. 1675-89 of the probate records of the District of Fairfield. Attest, Elmore S. Banks, Clerk. (L. S.)


    Last Modified 13 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F4171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Reference  Your Name Here. "James St. John". The St. John Genealogy. https://stjohngenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=OSA0006&tree=OSA0001 (accessed February 29, 2020).

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