|1. ||Richard TREAT was born Bef 28 Aug 1584, Pitminster, Somerset, England; died Between 14 Feb 1668 and 1669, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. |
"Hale, House and Related Families": "He was baptized under the name of Trott, married under the name of Trett; his children were baptized by the names of Trott and Tratt, and he was called Treat when he died." He signed documents with the spellings Treat and Treate. Winthrop referred to him in 1669 as Mr. Richard Treat, senior above 80 years. But in 1657 he noted Elizabeth Treat, 1 1/2 years, a daughter of "Mathias Treat alias Trott - a Kinsman of Mr. Trott." These entries show Winthop's knowledge of the shift in spelling the name, and confirm the opinion of the compiler of "The Treat Family" that Matthias Treat of Wethersfield was a relative of Mr. Richard Treat.
Alice Gaylard(Gaylord, Gaylaud) was daughter of Hugh Gaylard who appears in Taunton manor Registers as early as 1573, and was buried at Pitminister, 21 Oct 1614. He was probably son of Nicholas and Johane Gaylard, and by 1608 had an adult son George.
Richard Trotte appears in the Taunton manor Registers, which show that in 1600 he held land by surrender (because of death) of Robert Trotte, Honora relict of said Robert to hold during her widowhood. The family lived in the hamlet of Trendle (now the parish of Trull), in the large parish of Pitminster, less than five miles south of Taunton. Here all his children were born.
He emigrated after the baptism of his youngest child in June 1637, and was living in Wethersfield, Conn., by 1641, when entry of his land holdings was made there. He served as Deputy for Wethersfield to the General Court at the sessions of Apr. and Sept. 1644, Apr., Sept. and Dec. 1645, Apr and Oct. 1646, May and Sept 1647, May and Sept. 1648, May and Sept. 1649, May and Oct 1650, May and Sept. 1651, may and Sept. 1652, May and Sept. 1653, May and Sept. 1654, may and Oct. 1655, May 1656, Feb, May and Oct, 1657; and as Assistant of the Colony from May 1658 to May 1665. He was named as Patentee of the Royal Charter of Connecticut in 1662.
Richard married Alice GAYLARD 27 Apr 1615. Alice was born Bef 10 May 1594, Pitminster, Somerset, England; was christened 10 May 1594, Pitminster, England; died Aft 1670, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]
- Honor TREAT was christened 19 Mar 1615/16.
- James TREAT was born Bef 20 Jul 1634, Somerset, England; died Between 12 Feb 1708 and 1709, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
- Robert TREAT was born 25 Feb 1624/5, Pitminster, Somerset, England; died 12 Jul 1710, Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
- Richard TREAT, Jr. was christened 9 Jan 1622/23, England; died Abt 1693, Glastonbury, Connecticut.