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Capt. Jonathan Belden

Male 1695 - 1768  (73 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Capt. Jonathan Belden was born on 30 Mar 1695 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut (son of Deacon Jonathan Belden and Mary Wright); died on 20 Aug 1768 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    J.P. and town treasurer of Wethersfield for many years. Died of injuries sustained falling down his cellar stairs.

    Jonathan married Martha James on 29 Dec 1715. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Belden was born on 11 Jun 1727; died on 3 Apr 1756 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Deacon Jonathan Belden was born on 21 Jan 1661 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut (son of John Belden and Lydia Standish); died on 6 Jul 1734 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Jun 1660, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Deacon married Mary Wright on 10 Dec 1685 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of Thomas Wright and Elizabeth Chittenden) was born on 4 Mar 1664 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Sep 1741. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Wright was born on 4 Mar 1664 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut (daughter of Thomas Wright and Elizabeth Chittenden); died on 8 Sep 1741.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 4 Mar 1663
    • Alternate death: 8 Dec 1741, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Children:
    1. 1. Capt. Jonathan Belden was born on 30 Mar 1695 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 20 Aug 1768 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Belden was born before 8 Feb 1634 (son of Richard Belden and Margaret Ackrenden); died on 27 Jun 1677 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 8 Feb 1634, Ayringden, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    Freeman, 1657; a merchant and tavern-keeper, and active in town affairs.

    Two pieces of evidence that he was the John, son of Richard Beldon, baptised 8 Feb 1634 at Ayringden are: (1), he said he was 27 years old in a deposition taken at Wethersfield in 1661, and (2) the medical journal of John Winthrop, Jr. recorded, in 1658, that John Belden's brother Samuel was 26 years old, matching up to the 1632 baptismal record of Samuel, son of Richard.

    John married Lydia Standish on 24 Aug 1657. Lydia (daughter of Thomas Standish and Susanna Smith) died after 6 Mar 1679. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Lydia Standish (daughter of Thomas Standish and Susanna Smith); died after 6 Mar 1679.
    Children:
    1. 2. Deacon Jonathan Belden was born on 21 Jan 1661 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 6 Jul 1734 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Thomas Wright was born about 1632 in England (son of Thomas Wright); died on 23 Aug 1683 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Freeman at Wethersfield, 1654; constable, 1662; bell-ringer, 1666; landowner by 1659.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Chittenden on 16 Jun 1657 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Elizabeth (daughter of Lt. William Chittenden and Joanne Sheafe) was born about 1638; died on 17 Feb 1675 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Chittenden was born about 1638 (daughter of Lt. William Chittenden and Joanne Sheafe); died on 17 Feb 1675 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Wright was born on 4 Mar 1664 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Sep 1741.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Belden was born about 1598 in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England (son of Lawrence Beldon); died in 1655 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    He probably emigrated about 1638 with a group of Yorkshire Puritans led by Ezekiel Rogers, minister of Rowley, Yorkshire. He first appears in Wethersfield records in 1641.

    The two generations of ancestry given for him here were pieced together from fragmentary records by Paul C. Reed (citation details below) with the caveat that there is "no absolute proof" of his parentage. What Reed did prove was that he was absolutely not, as Belden family tradition long claimed, a son of Sir Francis Baildon of Kippax in the West Riding.

    Richard married Margaret Ackrenden on 9 Dec 1622 in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Margaret Ackrenden
    Children:
    1. 4. John Belden was born before 8 Feb 1634; died on 27 Jun 1677 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 10.  Thomas Standish was born about 1612 in England; died on 5 Dec 1692 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1613, England
    • Alternate death: 5 Dec 1693, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Family tradition, never proved, asserts him as a son of Captain Miles Standish of the Mayflower and the Plymouth colony, by his first wife Rose, in England. However, Miles Standish's will mentions only his four sons by his second wife, Barbara.

    He was certainly, like Miles, a soldier; he fought in the Pequot war and he was the fort keeper at Wethersfield.

    Thomas married Susanna Smith. Susanna (daughter of Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell) was born before 30 May 1619; died on 30 Nov 1692 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Susanna Smith was born before 30 May 1619 (daughter of Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell); died on 30 Nov 1692 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 30 May 1619, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1624, England

    Notes:

    That she was a daughter of Richard Smith of Wethersfield is shown in a 1658 entry in the medical journal of Gov. John Winthrop Jr., where he refers to "Thos. Standish wife, dau. of old Richd Smith of Wethersfield."

    Children:
    1. 5. Lydia Standish died after 6 Mar 1679.

  5. 12.  Thomas Wright died after 21 Apr 1670 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1640 and settled at Wethersfield. He is widely asserted to have been a son of John Wright of Brook Hall, South Weald, Essex, and his wife Grace Glascock, and a descendant of John Wright of Kelvedon Manor, d. 1551. However, in the Great Migration Directory (citation details below), Robert Charles Anderson gives his origins as "unknown."

    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Wright was born about 1632 in England; died on 23 Aug 1683 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. Samuel Wright was born about 1633; died on 13 Feb 1689 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  6. 14.  Lt. William Chittenden was born before 17 Jul 1608 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England (son of William Chittenden and Elizabeth Markley); died before 24 Oct 1660 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Jul 1608, Hawkhurst, Kent, England
    • Alternate death: 1 Feb 1662

    Notes:

    He and his family came to New England in 1639, landing at New Haven where they proceeded to make arrangements to settle at Guilford. They may have emigrated in the company of the Rev. Henry Whitfield, whose wife Dorothy Sheafe was cousin to Joanne.

    William married Joanne Sheafe about 1633. Joanne (daughter of Edmund Sheafe and Joan Jordan) was born about 1612; died before 16 Aug 1668 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; was buried on 16 Aug 1668 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Joanne Sheafe was born about 1612 (daughter of Edmund Sheafe and Joan Jordan); died before 16 Aug 1668 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; was buried on 16 Aug 1668 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Aft 1606
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1614
    • Alternate death: 16 Aug 1668, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut

    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Chittenden was born about 1638; died on 17 Feb 1675 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.