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Jonathan Rathbone

Male 1691 - 1766  (74 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Rathbone 
    Born 22 May 1691  New Shoreham, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 April 1766  Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From the Rathbone Genealogy:
      “He was in 1731 a member of the Fort Hill church, which was organized about 1726, and which held to open communion. Following a synopsis of his will, made at ‘Colchester, county of Hartford, colony of Connecticut, in New England,’ and dated March 31, 1766:
      “He first orders all his just debts to be paid; then to his well-beloved wife Katharine Rathbone he gives ‘£24.12 in lawful money; £8.4 to be paid her yearly for three years, two cows and the black mare, with saddle and bridle; also my negro boy, called Abraham, during her natural life, then he to go free.’ He provides also that she shall have a comfortable maintenance out of the estate during widowhood; that she is to have free use of the largest room, and is be allowed to pass and repass to the cellar. He gives to his daughter Elizabeth Burrows £20 out of the estate, exclusive of what she already has received, to be paid one year after his decease. To his son Joshua he gives one-half of his movalbe estate, farming tools, and negro boy Jacob to live with him until he arrives at the age of 35 years, when he is to go free. The other half of his movalbe estate is directed to be divided between the heirs of his son Joshua and the heirs of his son John deceased; the two sons of the latter, Amos and Abel, also to have the land designated for their father. ‘I give my son Joshua that farm on which he now resides, and one-half of the farm I now live on, during the life of his three weak children.’ He gives to his son Isaiah ‘one-half of the improvements on the farm on which he now lives.’ One-half of the farm called Round Hill farm, that he designated for his son Jonathan, he gives to the latter's daughter Abigail, and the other half to his son Joshua. ‘I give my negro woman Jane her freedom; she not to be controlled; but to dwell in my house and to take care of my three weak children and to be maintained out of my estate, and to have her bed and furniture.’ He directs that his negro boy Ezra is to be brought up until he is 21 years of age, when he is to be freed and to be paid out of the estate £10 in lawful money. ‘I denominate and appoint my son Joshua Rathbone to be my executor of my last will and testament, revoking all others and acknowledging this to be my last. In witness whereof, I have set my hand and seal, this 31st day of March A.D. 1766
      “‘Jonathan Rathbone’” [1]
    Person ID I29044  Schirado
    Last Modified 18 July 2009 

    Father John Rathbone,   b. ca 1655/6, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 9 March 1722/3, New Shoreham, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Ann Dodge,   b. ca 1660/1665, New Shoreham, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1723, New Shoreham, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 11 November 1686  North Kingstown, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20889  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Elizabeth Rathbone,   b. 14 March 1691/2, New Shoreham, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 January 1711/2  New Shoreham, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Rathbone,   b. 1 January 1715, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 November 1755, Salem, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Benjamin Rathbone,   b. about 1718, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jonathan Rathbone,   b. about 1720, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 December 1755  (Age ~ 35 years)
     4. Isaiah Rathbone,   b. 7 September 1723, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. June 1789, Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Dea. Joshua Rathbone,   b. 7 September 1723, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 June 1807, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Joseph Rathbone,   b. about 1725
     7. Elizabeth Rathbone,   b. about 1727, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F34425  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Katherine Westcott,   b. 17 April 1705, Warwick, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 January 1753  (Age 47 years) 
    Married October 1755  Bozrah, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20891  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S445] John C. Cooley, (Press of the Courier Job Print, 1898, Syracuse, NY).


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