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Dennes

Female Abt 1631 - 1707  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Dennes  
    Alternate birth Abt 1625  [1
    Born Abt 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Mar 1707  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Person ID I11037  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2022 

    Family Richard Sperry,   b. 1606, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1698, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married Abt 1648  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Esther Sperry,   b. 16 Sep 1654, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Daniel Sperry,   b. 7 Jul 1665, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1750, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2020 
    Family ID F6244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Dennis.

      It has been persistently asserted over the years that Richard Sperry's wife Dennes was the daughter of the affluent London merchant Stephen Goodyear who emigrated to New Haven in or before 1638. In 1646 Goodyear's wife embarked back to England and was lost at sea. Goodyear himself returned to London in 1656 and died shortly thereafter.

      It appears to be actually the case that Sperry's passage to New England was paid by Goodyear, that Goodyear had a house built for Sperry on the Connecticut lands that Goodyear had purchased, and that Sperry farmed those lands for Goodyear and later acquired them in his own right. Certainly all of this makes sense if Sperry was the man who married "the boss's daughter", as W. M. Bollenbach puts it in The New England Ancestry of Alice Everett Johnson (citation details below). Unfortunately no record exists to confirm this, and no "Dennes" or variant thereof has ever been found listed among the documented offspring of Stephen Goodyear.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4170] Ancestry of Jabez Perkins, 1766-1836, of New Haven, CT., Ashe/Wilkes Co., NC, Grayson Co., VA, Bureau/Putnam Co., IL, and Knox/Whitley Co., KY. by Steven C. Perkins. 1989-2000.

    2. [S662] The New England Ancestry of Alice Everett Johnson, 1899-1986: Memoirs, and Bollenbach Genealogy by W. M. Bollenbach, Jr. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 2003.

    3. [S185] Families of Ancient New Haven, originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vols. I-VIII, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932., year only.

    4. [S662] The New England Ancestry of Alice Everett Johnson, 1899-1986: Memoirs, and Bollenbach Genealogy by W. M. Bollenbach, Jr. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 2003., year and place only.

    5. [S727] Spooner Saga: Judah Paddock Spooner and His Wife Deborah Douglas of Connecticut and Vermont and Their Descendants by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes. Boston: 1997., year only.

    6. [S4176] Evans Family Web Page by David R. Evans. 2016.

    7. [S4170] Ancestry of Jabez Perkins, 1766-1836, of New Haven, CT., Ashe/Wilkes Co., NC, Grayson Co., VA, Bureau/Putnam Co., IL, and Knox/Whitley Co., KY. by Steven C. Perkins. 1989-2000., says "1644 (?)".

    8. [S4176] Evans Family Web Page by David R. Evans. 2016., says "~1647".