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Rebecca Reynolds

Female Abt 1657 - 1730  (~ 73 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rebecca Reynolds was born about 1657 (daughter of Jonathan Reynolds and Rebecca); died on 3 Jun 1730 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.


    Her parentage is not perfectly proven, but Donald Lines Jacobus argued (in "Walter Butler of Greenwich, Conn." and "Walter Butler, Penoyer, and Reynolds", citation details below) that she was probably a daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Reynolds. In deeds at Greenwich after the death of her husband Walter Butler, her name is generally written "Clapman." Peter Clapham, a widower with one daughter, married a second wife Rebecca about 1694. By her he had three children and died 18 Feb 1698. His widow married, by 1717, a man named Brown, and died in Fairfield, where her oldest married Clapham daughter was living, and where her stone says that she died 3 Jun 1730 in her 75th year, placing her birth near 1655.

    The inventory of the estate of Jonathan Reynolds, taken 23 Jan 1674, lists daughter Rebecca "about sixteen years of age", which would place her birth about 1657. Assuming this is the woman buried at Fairfield in 1730, as argued above, this would make her a sister-in-law of Joshua Knapp (husband of her sister Elizabeth Reynolds), who was her co-administrator on the estate of her first husband Walter Butler, and also a sister of Jonathan Reynolds who with Jonathan Knapp was, after the death of Peter Clapham, guardian of the Clapham children.

    Family/Spouse: Walter Butler. Walter (son of Evan Butler and Johane) died in Apr 1693. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Esther Butler

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jonathan Reynolds was born about 1631 (son of John Reynolds); died before 23 Jan 1673.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 13 Jan 1674 and 23 Jan 1674, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: Bef 23 Jan 1674

    Jonathan married Rebecca about 1656. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Rebecca


    She was not, as long claimed, a daughter of Angel Husted; rather, she was Husted's second wife following the death of her husband Jonathan Reynolds. Her origins remain unknown.

    1. 1. Rebecca Reynolds was born about 1657; died on 3 Jun 1730 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Reynolds was born before 1606 in England; died after 7 Jan 1643 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.


    Emigrated 1634. First in Watertown, then Wetherfield 1636, Stamford 1641.

    1. 2. Jonathan Reynolds was born about 1631; died before 23 Jan 1673.
    2. Elizabeth Reynolds was born about 1634.
    3. John Reynolds was born about 1636.