Matthew ST. JOHN

Male Abt 1687 - 1755  (~ 68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Matthew ST. JOHN was born Abt 1687, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Mattias ST. JOHN, III and Rachel BOUTON); died 03 Aug 1755, Sharon, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    He, Matthew St. John, was of the company who bought of Ridgefield of the Indians Sep 30, 1708. He was chosen lister Dec. 19, 1716, and surveyor, Dec. 20, 1722. April 6, 1723, he sold his whole right at Ridgefield and settled at Pympawaug now in the town of Wilton, Conn.

    They were members of the first Cong. church in Norwalk, 1725. March 10th, 1729, ensign Matthew St. John was appointed a committee of the society to visit Hartford and lay before the Legislature a complaint against the town of Norwalk. Feb. 13, 732, the names of Matthew St. John and wife were included in a list of members of the church of Wilton. He was chosen as clerk of the society at Wilton and served as such from 1731 to 1745, when having bought, Mar. 5, 1745, a farm of Samuel Comstock about two miles north of Sharon Village for L655, old tenor. The church record of their removal dates June, 1745, in which he is called captain and soon after coming to Sharon he was chosen by the church to be their third deacon.

    Matthew married Anne WHITNEY 13 Oct 1709, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Anne (daughter of John WHITNEY and Elizabeth SMITH) was born Abt 1691, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 09 May 1773, Sharon, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Matthew ST. JOHN was born 23 Jun 1711, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Sarah ST. JOHN was born 08 Sep 1713, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Mark ST. JOHN was born 15 Aug 1715, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 11 Feb 1772.
    4. Anne ST. JOHN was born 01 May 1717, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Thaddeus ST. JOHN was born 1720, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 04 Oct 1736, Wilton, Connecticut.
    6. Luke ST. JOHN was born 28 Aug 1721, Wilton, Connecticut.
    7. John ST. JOHN was born 01 Nov 1723, Wilton, Connecticut; died 30 Dec 1784, Sharon, Connecticut.
    8. Hannah ST. JOHN was born 07 Jan 1729/30, Wilton, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mattias ST. JOHN, III was born 1667, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Matthias ST. JOHN and Elizabeth SEELY); died 28 Aug 1728, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Matthias St John
    • Birth: Abt 1660
    • Birth: Abt 1667
    • Death: Aft 1740
    • Death: 17 Aug 1748, Wilton, Connecticut

    Mattias married Rachel BOUTON Abt 1685. Rachel (daughter of John BOUTON, Sr and Abigail MARVIN) was born 15 Dec 1667, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Aug 1748, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Rachel BOUTON was born 15 Dec 1667, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of John BOUTON, Sr and Abigail MARVIN); died 17 Aug 1748, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. 1. Matthew ST. JOHN was born Abt 1687, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Aug 1755, Sharon, Connecticut.
    2. Nathan ST. JOHN was born 1692, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 10 Mar 1749, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Matthias ST. JOHN was born Abt 1632 (son of Matthias ST. JOHN and Mary TINKER); died Dec 1728, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 30 Nov 1628

    Matthias married Elizabeth SEELY Sep 1663, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth was born Abt 1632; died Aft 05 Sep 1732, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth SEELY was born Abt 1632; died Aft 05 Sep 1732, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. James ST. JOHN was born Abt 1674, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Jun 1754, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Ebenezer ST. JOHN was born Abt 1660, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1723, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. 2. Mattias ST. JOHN, III was born 1667, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Aug 1728, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Mary ST. JOHN was born 1656, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Aug 1745.

  3. 6.  John BOUTON, Sr was born Abt 1615, England; died May 1704, Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Name: John II Bouton

    Notes:

    "History and Gen. of the Families of Old Fairfield":
    Deputy (Norwalk) to Conn. Leg., Oct. 1669, Oct 1671, Oct. 1673, May 1674, May 1675, Oct. 1676, May and Oct. 1677, May 1678, Oct. 1679, May 1680, May 1681, May and Oct. 1682, May 1683, May and Oct. 1685. Sergt., Norwalk Trainband.
    Will of John, Sr., 25 Dec. 1706, poved 27 Jan. 1706-07; wife Mary; grandchild John Bowton of Danbur; sons Mathew and Joseph Bowton; dau. Rachel Sension; son Thomas Bwton; dau. Elizabeth Warrin; son Richard Bowton; da. Mary Bowton; three sons Joseph, Thomas and Richard. Matthew Sension, "Edman Waren", and James Betts, sons-in-law to the dec'd, appealed.
    On 16 July 1720, Mary Bouton of Norwalk distributed property to son Thomas Bouton, dau. Mary Morehouse, to "Thomas and Richard:, eese to Thomas Bouton, he to give one gander and two geese to John Betts' wife; my three gr. children Thomas Bouton, Richard Bouton and mary Morehouse land at "Compow in Fairfield": my gr. children Mary Hyes, Ruth Bouton, and Gabriel Morehouse.

    Name:
    JOHN BOUTON, son as is supposed, of the Count Nichols Bouton, was a Huguenot and during the existence of the great persecution fled to England, where the Government were offering to send emigrants to America, on condition they would swear allegiance to the Crown of England. A registry of such emigrants was kept at London, a copy of which has been examined by the compiler of this work, and as only one person by the Bouton name is found on that registry, embracing a period of 100 years, from 1600 to 1700, it is supposed that said person was the John bouton of whom this account is traced, and that all the families of Boutons or Boughtons in this country prior to 1700, were descended from said John Bouton, who embarked from Gravesend, England, in the barque ASSURANCE, July, 1635, and landed at Boston, Massachusetts, in December, 1635, aged 20 years; whether married or not at the time is not known.

    He married 1st, Joan Turney, and lived in Boston and Watertown, Mass., and early in the settlement of Hartford, Conn., moved to that place, and again in 1651, soon after the commencement of the settlement of Norwalk, he removed to that place, where his wife Joan soon died, and where he became an influential citizen, and in 1671, and for several years subsequent, he was a representative in the general court of the colony of Connecticut, and served his townsmen in many official capacities in Norwalk. He m. 2nd at Norwalk Ct., Jan. 1, 1656, Abigail Marvin, (dau. of Matthew Marvin, who came from London, Eng.) She was born at Hartford about 1640 and died at Norwalk, about 1672. He married 3d, at Norwalk about 1673, Mrs. Mary Stevenson, widow of Jonathan Stevenson, who was killed in a swamp fight with the Indians near Norwalk.

    He gave land to his sons John and Matthew, as appears on the Norwalk town records, and at his death, which occurred at Danbury, Ct., 174-5, he left in estate at Norwalk, a part of which has remained in possession of his descendants until the present time, July,1888, now over 200 years.

    John married Abigail MARVIN 01 Jan 1656, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Abigail (daughter of Matthew MARVIN and Elizabeth ?) was born Between 1636 and 1638, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died Bef 1689. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Abigail MARVIN was born Between 1636 and 1638, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut (daughter of Matthew MARVIN and Elizabeth ?); died Bef 1689.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1637
    • Death: Abt 1681

    Children:
    1. John BOUTON, Jr. was born 30 Sep 1659, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Jan 1705, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Matthew BOUTON was born 24 Dec 1661, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Joseph BOUTON was born 1665, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Dec 1746, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. 3. Rachel BOUTON was born 15 Dec 1667, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Aug 1748, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Abigail BOUTON was born 01 Apr 1670, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1719.
    6. Mary BOUTON was born 26 May 1671, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    7. Hannah BOUTON was born 1673, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 23 Aug 1748, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Matthias ST. JOHN was born Abt 1605, Berkshire, England; died Between 31 Jan 1669 and 1670.

    Other Events:

    • Will Proved: Between Jan 1669 and 1670
    • Will: 19 Oct 1669
    • Death: Abt Nov 1669, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    Came to Dorchester, Mass., about 1632; freeman 3 Sept. 1634. Removed to Windsor about 1640, and in 1654 to Norwalk, where he died about Jan. 1669-70.

    Excerpt from "The Whitney Family of Connecticut": Matthias St. John, came from Eng; freeman of Dorchester, 1634; removed to Windsor, about 1638; an early settler of Norwalk, soon after 1650; was named there in a lsit of freeman, 19 Oct. 1669; made his will the same day, and died before 31 Jan. 1669-70. when the inventory of his estate was taken. he mentioned his wife without giving her name; gave "unto my dearly beloved brother and sister ???, Twenty shillings apiece as a token of my love." A year later, 3 Jan. 1670-71, the townof Norwal voted that his son, "Matthias ??? is to take up his proportion of six acres to the hundre upon Elie's neck,next to his unkell Hoite." Probably this was Walter Hoyt.

    Matthias married Mary TINKER 01 Nov 1627, New Windsor, Berkshire Co., England. Mary was born 06 Aug 1606, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary TINKER was born 06 Aug 1606, Berkshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Matthias ST. JOHN was born Abt 1632; died Dec 1728, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. James ST. JOHN was born Abt 1649; died 09 May 1684, Norwalk, Fairfield County,Connecticut.
    3. Samuel ST. JOHN was born Abt 1641; died 14 Jan 1685, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Marke ST. JOHN was born Abt 1634; died 12 Aug 1693, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Mercy ST. JOHN was born Abt 1643; died Bef 1694.

  3. 14.  Matthew MARVIN was born Bef 26 Mar 1599, Great Bentley, Essex Co., England (son of Edward MARVIN and Margaret UNKNOWN); died 26 Dec 1679, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 26 Mar 1600, Great Bentley, co. Essex, England
    • Fact: 1635, Came on the "Increase" with wife and five children
    • Fact: 1635, An original settler in Hartford and of Norwalk, 1651

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin": Matthew, youngest son of Edward and Margaret Marvin, was baptized in St. Mary's Church, Great Bentley, Essex, England, 26 March, 1600; Rev. Robert Dernell was then its rector. His father's will gave him the "mentchon house called Edons alias Dreybrockes, and ij Croftes of land called Hartles and Brocken Heddes," on the condition that he paid his mother yearly during her life "the fulle sume of Sexe Poundes," in default of which it was to pass to his bother Reinold with a like condition. He was then about fifteen years old. He probably resided there with his mother until her death in May, 1633.

    He married (1) about 1622 Elizabeth (?), born about 1604, judging from her age as given when she went to America; she died in Hartford, probably about 1640; and from the ages of his younger children, certainly not later than 1647. rebecca is thought to have been Elizabeth's youngest child, as she is named in her father's will, but not in that of his second wife, who mentions her own children then living. He married (2), about 1647, Alice, widow of John Bouton, born about 1610; in her will, 1 Dec., 1680, she calls herself "aged about seventy;" she made oath to the inventory of her husband's estate 17 Dec., 1680, and died soon after; the inventory of her own estate is dated "the last of January, 1680/1."

    Matthew sailed from London in the "Increase," Robert Lea, master, having proved, 15 April, 1635, that his party had "taken the oathes of Allegeance and Supremacie: As also being conformable to the Government and discipline of the Church of England, whereof they brought testimony.. Cert. from ye Justices and ministers where there abodes have latlie been."

    He had been a "sydeman" at St. mary's in 1621; "overseer" in 1627, and senior warden in 1628. He is last mentioned there 22 Aug. 1633, when "William Littleburye, the servant of Matthew Meruin, was buried."

    The record of his departure calls him "husbandman, aet. 25," and names his wife and children "Elizabeth Marvynn, vor, 31; Elizabeth Marvinn 31 ( a clerical error for 13); Matthew Marvynn, 8; marie Marvynn, 6; Sara marvynn, 3; Hanna Marvynn 1/2." Some of his fellow-passengers appear as his fellow townsmen in Hartford, Farmington and Norwalk. The "Increase" sailed about the middle of April, and reached New England about the first of June. Where he spent the first few months after his arrival, is not known. His name is on the monument in honor of the first settlers of hartford, the first of whom arrived there about November, 1635, and Matthew was one of "the twelve very earliest emigrants whose names are known," and who formed the company known as Adventurers, to whom belonged "Venturers' Field." He resided on the corner of Village (now Pleasant) and Front streets, the lot fronting east.

    Matthew married Elizabeth ? Bef 1622, England. Elizabeth was born Abt 1604; died Abt 1642. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Elizabeth ? was born Abt 1604; died Abt 1642.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth MARVIN was christened 15 Sep 1622; died 1708, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Matthew MARVIN was born Abt 1626, England; was christened 8 Nov 1626; died Abt 1712, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    3. Marie MARVIN was born 1628, England; was christened 15 Dec 1628; died 29 Mar 1713.
    4. Sarah MARVIN was born 1632, England; was christened 27 Dec 1631, Great Bentley, St. Marys, Essex, England; died Abt 1702, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    5. Hannah MARVIN was born Abt Oct 1634; died Aft 1680.
    6. 7. Abigail MARVIN was born Between 1636 and 1638, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died Bef 1689.
    7. Rebecca MARVIN was born Abt 1639.