John BOUTON, Sr

Male Abt 1615 - 1704  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name John BOUTON  [1, 2, 3
    • 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. [1]
    Suffix Sr 
    Born Abt 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name John II Bouton  [2, 4, 5
    Died May 1704  Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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.
    Person ID I07311  Main Tree
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2016 

    Family 1 Joan TURNEY 
    Children 
     1. Richard BOUTON,   b. Abt 1639-1640,   d. 27 Jun 1665, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. Bridget BOUTON,   b. Abt 1642, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F31166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail MARVIN,   b. Between 1636 and 1638, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1689  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 01 Jan 1656  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Married Between 01 Jan 1656 and 1657  Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. John BOUTON, Jr.,   b. 30 Sep 1659, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1705, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [Birth]
     2. Matthew BOUTON,   b. 24 Dec 1661, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph BOUTON,   b. 1665, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1746, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Rachel BOUTON,   b. 15 Dec 1667, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1748, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Natural]
     5. Abigail BOUTON,   b. 01 Apr 1670, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1719  (Age > 50 years)  [Natural]
     6. Mary BOUTON,   b. 26 May 1671, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hannah BOUTON,   b. 1673, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1748, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F09315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary ? 
    Married Abt 1673  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Joseph BOUTON,   b. Abt 1674, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Thomas BOUTON,   b. Abt 1676, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Elizabeth BOUTON,   b. Abt 1679, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Richard BOUTON,   b. Abt 1680, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F22622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S6864] "Bouton--Boughton Family: Descendants of John Boution, a Native of France, Who Embarked from Gravesend, En., and landed at Boston in December, 1635, and Settled at Norwalk, CT, James Boughton, (Albany, NY - Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1890).

    2. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    3. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    4. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.

    5. [S02018] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines Volume II by Mary Walton Ferris.

    6. [S03421] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Norwalk and Norwich.