John STEELE

Male - 1665


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  • Name John STEELE  [1, 2
    • He came to New England when a young man in 1632 and settled first at Cambridge, Mass., with Rev. Thomas Hooker and Stephen Hart, where he was a proprietor; Freeman, May 14, 1634; Representative the following March, May and September, 1635. March, 1635/6, he was appointed with Ludlow, Pynchon and five others to administer government over the great exodus to Connecticut for one year. He was an original Proprietor of Hartford and his home lot was on Main Street, just north of the present Athenaeum. he served as Representative at 66 regular and special and 27 adjourned sessions from the first Assembly in 1639 to 1659; Town Clerk of Hartford from 1639 until 1645, when he was chosen recorder of Farmington by the General Court in December of that year and probably removed thither soon afterwards. He was Secretary of the Colony , 1639-39 and one of its foremost men, a man of means and education, as well as of ability and energy. [1]
    Born Fairsted, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of Richard Steele of Fairsted, in Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 27 Feb 1664/5  Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I83119  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2019 

    Family 1 Rachel TALCOTT,   b. Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1653 
    Married 10 Oct 1622  Fairsted, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. John STEEL, Jr.,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1653/4, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Lieut. Samuel STEELE,   b. Abt 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1685, Wethersfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
     3. Daniel STEELE,   b. 29 Apr 1645,   d. 1646  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     4. Rachel STEELE,   c. 29 Jun 1632,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Lydia STEELE  [Birth]
     6. Mary STEELE,   b. Abt 1638,   d. 27 Oct 1718  (Age ~ 80 years)  [Birth]
     7. Sarah STEELE,   b. Abt 1639,   d. 22 May 1695  (Age ~ 56 years)  [Birth]
     8. Hannah STEELE,   d. 17 Jul 1655  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F33968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mercy RUSCOE,   b. Abt 1610 
    Married 25 Nov 1655  [3
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F22650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Fairsted, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact - - Son of Richard Steele of Fairsted, in Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1622 - Fairsted, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Feb 1664/5 - Farmington, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    2. [S10371] Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, Lucius Barnes Barbour.

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