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Lieut. Timothy Phelps

Male 1639 - 1719  (76 years)


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  • Name Timothy Phelps 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born 1 September 1639  Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died between 2 March 1716 and 28 September 1719  [2
    Notes 
    • Timothy owned the Half-Way Cov’t, W. Ch., 8 Nov 1663; freeman at Windsor 1664; received his commission as Lieut. under Col. Wm. Whiting, with Capt. Matthew Allyn, in 1709, in Queen Anne’s War. He resided in Windsor on the original Phelps homestead.

      “He lived in Windsor, on the old homestead, on land purchased by his father from the Indians. He was freeman, May 2, 1664. He was chosen lieutenant of the train band in Windsor, May, 1690, and captain, May, 1696. He was appointed a lieutenant by the general court, in 1709, and served in Queen Anne’s war, under Colonel William Whiting, Captain Matthew Allyn’s company.”

      Two of Timothy and Mary’s sons moved to Hebron, Connecticut, namely Timothy and Nathaniel. A third son, Joseph, joined them later as did daughters Abigail and Anne.


      The Phelps Family of America has a great deal to say about Timothy Phelps. Here it is.

      The Phelps Family of America, by Oliver S. Phelps & Andrew T. Servin, Pittsfield, MA, 1899, pages 93-96.
      http://archive.org/details/phelpsfamilyofam01phel
      (#24) Lieut. Timothy Phelps, b. Windsor, Ct., 1st. Sept., 1639, m. Mary Griswold, 19 March, 1661, daughter of Edward Griswold of Killingworth, Ct., she b. Windsor, Ct., bpt. 13 Oct., 1644. She died some years before her husband.
      Mr. Phelps resided in Windsor, Ct., on the old homestead, on land purchased by his father from the Indians. He was propounded Oct., 1663, and made a freeman 2d May, 1664. May, 1690, “Thos. Allen chosen and allowed Capt. of Trained Band in Windsor, and Timothy Phelps, Lieut., and are to be commissioned accordingly.”
      May, 1696, “The soldiers at Windsor have chosen Timothy Phelps as their Capt, The Court approveth their said choice and does order the said officers shall receive their commissions. Sgt. Timothy Phelps that went up to the Great Falls in Oct. last, ordered by the Gov. and Council, 6 Feb., 1706-7, upon public service, shall be allowed 8 shillings apiece more than allowed them by Capt. Matthew Allen.”
      He was appointed a Lieut, by the General Court, receiving his commission in 1709, and served under Col. William Whiting, in Capt. Matthew Allyn’s Co., in 1607, in the Queen Anne War. He died in 1719. His will, dated 2nd May, 1717, mentions all his children, (except Mary who died young,) and grandson Samuel Filer, son of his daughter Abigail.
      11th June, 1667, “to the Poor of other Colonies, Timothy
      Phelps 3s. 6d.”— (Stiles' History.)
      Capt. Matthew Allyn led a company from Windsor, in the unfortunate campaign against Quebec. From letters to his wife from the camp on Woods Creek near Albany, that “Himself, Tim. Phelps, Obadiah Owen, Mat. Taylor and Bartlett are sick. Taylor the worst.”
      In a deposition taken in Hartford, Ct., Mar. 1682-3, he is mentioned as son of William, about forty-two years old.
      HARTFORD PROBATE RECORDS.
      Vol. 9, p.p. 338.
      Last Will and Testament of Mr. Timothy Phelps of Windsor, in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England.
      In the name of God, Amen: —
      I, Timothy Phelps of Windsor, in the town, county and colony aforesaid in New England, being very aged, and yet through the mercy of God retaining a good measure of that understanding and memory that he hath been pleased to bestow upon me, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament: First, I commit my soul to God in Jesus Christ my saviour and my body to the earth, to be decently entered. As for my estate Real and personal, my just Debts and funeral expenses being deducted and paid by my Ex’rs., I will devise and bequeath as followeth.
      Imprimis. I give, devise and bequeath all my estate whatsoever, Both Real and personal, To my three sons William, Cornelius, and Samuell to have and to hold and Improve the same in trust for the use of my wife during her natural life and after her decease my will is and I hereby do give and devise all my houseing and Lands with the appurtenances, To my sons Timothy Phelps, William Phelps, Cornelius Phelps, Samuel Phelps, Nathl. Phelps and the heirs of Joseph Phelps, in the Room of their father to be equally divided into Six Equal parts provided always; and it is my will that they pay and make up to their Sisters Sarah, Hannah, Ann and Martha, my daughters or to their heirs and to the heirs of my daughter Abigail deceased fourty eight pounds as money apiece and my will is that what they have already received as entered upon my book shall be reckoned as part of said sum and if my said sons and the heirs of my son Joseph shall pay their sisters and their heirs above mentioned in equal proportion except that the heirs of Joseph shall pay four pounds more then an equal proportion and my son Cornelius four pounds less then an equal proportion. And my will further is that my wife shall have the free disposal of all her wearing apparel at her decease and that my grandson Samuel Tiler shall have half of that bequeathed to the heirs of my Daughter Abigail if he liveth with me so long as I live or till he comes to the age of eighteen years and I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving wife Mary.to be my executrix and my three sons William, Cornelius and Sam 1 to be mx executors to this my last will and testament.
      In witness whereof that this is my last will and Testament I ye s’d Timotlry Phelps have hereto put my hand and seal this Second day of March Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred sixteen or seventeen.
      Timothy X Phelps.
      his mark and a seal.
      The said Timothy Phelps signed, sealed & declared this to be his last will & Testament in presence of us.
      John Mansfield,
      Thomas Moore.
      And whereas I being aged and my wife so and not knowing how long it may please God to continue my life and not knowing what debts and charge may Arise before I leave this world my will is that my sons and my daughters & their heirs shall pay their equal parts and shares of my debts and charges after my decease and my daughters Sarah Hannah, Ann & Martha & the heirs of Abigail shall have fourty six pounds apiece with what they have already have to be paid as money out of my estate after my decease by the charge as above mentioned I intend that if there be any extraordinary charge so that the improvement of my estate will not maintain me this addition of my will was made and published this second day of March, One thousand Seven hundred Sixteen or Seventeen.
      Timothy X Phelps.
      his mark and a seal.
      Signed sealed and Declared to be his addition to his Will
      and Testament in presence of us.
      John Mansfield
      Thomas Moore
      Windsor September 28th 1719
      Then came before me the subscribers hereunto Capt. Thomas Moore and John Mansfield both of Windsor and made solemn oath that they saw Timothy Phelps sign and seal the foregoing written both sides of the first half sheet of this paper & declared the same to be his last will and testament and that they set their hands thereunto as witnesses at the same time and also that they saw said Timothy Phelps sign and seal the writing on the other side of this half sheet paper and declare the same to be his addition to his will and testament and that they set their hands thereunto as witnesses at the same time and that according to their best observation he s’d Phelps was of sound mind and memory.
      Matthew Aelyn, Asst.
      Children were :
      i. Timothy, b. Windsor, Ct., 1 Nov., bapt 8th, 1663, m Martha Crow.
      ii. Joseph, b. Windsor, Ct., 27th Sept,, 1666, m. Sarah Hosford.
      iii. William, b. Windsor, Ct., 4 Feb., 1669, m. 1st, Abigail Mudge; 2nd, Ruth Barber.
      iv. Cornelius, b. Windsor, Ct., 26 April, 1671, m. Sarah Mansfield.
      v. Mary, b. Windsor, Ct., 14 Aug., 1673, d. 23 May, 1690, aged 17 yrs.
      vi. Samuel, b. Windsor, Ct., 29 Jan., 1675, m. Abigail Eno.
      vii. Nathaniel, b. Windsor, Ct., 7, bpt. 13 Jan., 1677, m. 1st, Hannah Bissell, 2nd, Abigail Pinney.
      viii. Sarah, b. Windsor, Ct., 27 Dec, 1679, m. David Marshall of Hebron, Ct.
      ix. Abigail, b. Windsor, Ct., 3 June, 1682, m. Samuel Filer.
      x. Hannah, b. Windsor, Ct., 2, bpt. 16 Aug., 1684, m. Thomas Phelps.
      xi. Anne, b. Windsor, Ct., 2 Oct., 1686, m. David Porter.
      xii. Martha, b. Windsor, Ct., 12 Nov., 168S, m. Corporal Samuel Holcomb. [3, 4, 5]
    Person ID I3881  Schirado
    Last Modified 28 May 2012 

    Father William Phelps,   b. about 1592, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 July 1672, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Anne Dover,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 August 1689, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 November 1626  Crewkerne, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2818  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Griswold,   b. 5 October 1644, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 November 1715, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 March 1661  Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Timothy Phelps,   b. 1 November 1663, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Joseph Phelps,   b. 27 September 1666, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 August 1716, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. William Phelps,   b. 4 February 1668, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1733, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Cornelius Phelps,   b. 26 April 1671, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1740/1, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Mary Phelps,   b. 14 August 1673, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1690, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +6. Lieut. Samuel Phelps,   b. 29 January 1675, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1749, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 73 years)
    +7. Capt. Nathaniel Phelps,   b. 7 January 1677, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 September 1746, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Sarah Phelps,   b. 29 December 1679, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Abigail Phelps,   b. 3 June 1682, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 January 1709/10, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +10. Hannah Phelps,   b. 4 August 1684, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726  (Age 41 years)
    +11. Anne Phelps,   b. 2 October 1686, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 January 1767, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +12. Martha Phelps,   b. 12 November 1688, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2788  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S163] .

    2. [S69] The English origin of William Phelps of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., with notes on his marriages, Myrtle Stevens Hyde.

    3. [S91] Henry R. Styles, (1891).

    4. [S103] William Richard Cutter, (Lewis Hist. Publ., New York, 1912).

    5. [S187] Oliver S. Phelps & Andrew T. Servin.


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