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Richard Trott

Male Bef 1584 - Aft 1669  (> 85 years)


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  • Name Richard Trott  [1
    Born Bef 28 Aug 1584  Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 28 Aug 1584  Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Alternate death 1669  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Aft Sep 1669  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Alternate death Bef 3 Mar 1670  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I17516  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BJS, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2018 

    Father Robert Trott,   d. Bef 16 Feb 1599, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Honora,   d. Bef 17 Sep 1627, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Gaylard,   b. Bef 10 May 1594, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670  (Age > 77 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Honor Treat,   b. Bef 19 Mar 1616, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1693, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 76 years)
    +2. Richard Treat,   b. Bef 9 Jan 1622,   d. Abt 1693, Glastonbury, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
     3. Robert Treat, Governor of Connecticut,   b. 23 Feb 1624, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1710, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F9030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was one of the patentees in Connecticut's royal charter in 1662. He owned a great deal of land in and around Wethersfield and frequently held various public offices. He is consistently styled "Mr." in public documents. Descendants asserted in his Wikipedia article include Stephen Crane, Thomas Edison, Samuel Colt, and J. Pierpont Morgan.
    • He was baptized under the name Trott, married as Trett. His children were baptized as Trott and Tratt. He was called Treat at his death.

      From Wikipedia:

      He was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1637 and was an extensive landowner in the town (over 900 acres). He represented Wethersfield in the first general court in 1637. He was appointed in 1642 by the general court, in connection with Gov. George Wyllys, Messrs. Haines, Hopkins, Whiting, and others, to superintend building a ship, and to collect a revenue for that object.

      In the list of Freeman (Colonial) of Wethersfield for 1659, only three besides Richard Treat, Sr., are styled Mr., and he bore that title as early as 1642, and perhaps earlier. Mr. Treat must have been a man of high social standing and of much influence in the town of Wethersfield, and in the colony of Connecticut.

      He was chosen a juror, June 15, 1643 and grand juror, on September 15 of the same year.

      In April, 1644, he was chosen deputy, and was annually elected for fourteen years, up to 1657-8. From 1658 to 1665, he was elected assistant magistrate of the colony eight times, and was named in the royal charter of Charles II as one of the original patentees of the Charter of the Colony of Connecticut. On Oct. 25,1644, he and Mr. Wells were the committee and the revenue collectors of the Fenwick tax a fund for the support of students in the college at Cambridge. In 1654, he was chosen on a committee to lay out lands granted by the town and in 1660, he was elected a townsman, an office answering to the present selectmen.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2290] Paul W. Prindle, "Honor Treat, Wife of John Deming: Mother of Which of His Children?" The American Genealogist 62:140, 1987.

    2. [S2291] Paul W. Prindle, "The Ancestry of Anna Hurlburt (ca. 1787- ), Wife of Samuel Root." The American Genealogist 62:129, 1987., year and place only.

    3. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    4. [S655] Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut, by Frank Farnsworth Starr. Hartford, Connecticut, 1915.

    5. [S1993] The Benjamin Families from Columbia County, New York by R. M. Benjamin. Bloomington, Illinois: Pantagraph, 1911.