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Phebe Fenner

Female Bef 1634 - 1691  (> 57 years)


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  • Name Phebe Fenner  [1
    Born Bef 5 Jan 1634  [2
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 5 Jan 1634  Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1 Sep 1691  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I15106  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2018 

    Father Arthur Fenner,   b. Abt 1575, Horne, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1640 and 1645  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Sarah Browne,   b. Bef 22 Oct 1592, Rusper, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1613  [2
    Family ID F11893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Ward,   b. 16 Aug 1632, Northly, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1690, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1660  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Susanna Ward,   b. 6 Jun 1674, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1752, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F9314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Middletown entries continue with the marriage on 28 March 1660 of William and Phebe, without revealing her last name. Convincing arguments have been advanced by Frank Farnsworth Starr, as quoted by Myrtle M. Morris in Joseph and Philena (Elton) Fellows (1941), p. 162, and by Mary Lovering Holman (TAG 15:80-86), that Phebe may have been a daughter of Arthur Fenner. Note that Fenner was used as a given name several times among the descendants of William and Phebe Ward." ["Some Descendants of William Ward," citation details below.]

      "Phoebe (Fenner), bapt 5 Jan. 1633-34, was a Phebe Ward in 1680 with children. She is stated to have m. John Ward of Newport, but nothing has been found to substantiate this. It is more probable that she was the second wife (m. 28 Mar. 1659-60) of William Ward of Middletown. Conn., whose wife, Phebe, had these children: [...] William Ward d. 28 Mar. 1690, Middletown, testate; his widow, Phebe, d. thre 1 Sept. 1691. In his will, he does not name all his children but these eight were living." ["The Fenner, Browne, and Tully Ancestry," citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2106] The History of Waterbury, Connecticut: The Original Township Embracing Present Watertown and Plymouth, and Parts of Oxford, Wolcott, Middlebury, Prospect and Naugatuck by Henry Bronson. Waterbury: Bronson Brothers, 1858., first name only.

    2. [S1727] Mary Lovering Holman, "The Fenner, Browne, and Tully Ancestry." The American Genealogist 15:80, 1938.

    3. [S2111] M. Wheeler Molyneaux, "Some Descendants of William Ward of Middletown, Conn." The American Genealogist 54:129, July 1978.