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Rev. Ephraim Huit

Male - 1644


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  • Name Ephraim Huit  [1, 2
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Sep 1644  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Old Burying Ground, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I14848  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Family Isabel Overton,   b. Bef 1 May 1596,   d. 8 Mar 1661, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1622  Tarvin, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Mary Hewett,   d. 20 Feb 1671
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F9233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Hewitt, Huett.

      From Stott, "The Higginson Family" (citation details below):

      He matriculated sizar from St. John's College, Cambridge, Easter 1611 and was curate in Cheshire and Knowle, Warws. He was probably the "Mr. Huett" who lectured in Shotwick, Ches., in 1622. His brother-in-law Rev. Samuel Clark was also connected to Knowle and Shotwick. Ephraim was chaplain in Wroxhall, Warws., until silenced by Archbishop Laud. He was in Wroxhall on 4 Nov. 1631, when he was party to an indenture involving land in Knowle. Elizabeth Tompson of Wroxhall referred to "my Minister Mr Huitt" in her will of 1637.

      The Huit family went to New England in 1639, settling in Windsor, Conn., where Ephraim was a teacher in the church until his death 4 Sept. 1644. His gravestone in the Old Burying Ground, Windsor, is reportedly the oldest surviving gravestone in Connecticut. His published works include The Anatomy of Conscience, or the Summe of Paul's Regeneracy (London, 1626), and The Whole Prophecie of Daniel Explained, by a Paraphrase, Analysis, and Briefe Comment (London, 1644). The latter book was published for his bookseller brother-in-law Henry Overton and included a dedication written by Simeon Ash, Samuel Clarke, and William Overton, the latter two being non-conformist ministers and Ephraim's brothers-in-law.

      From Anderson, Puritan Pedigrees (citation details below):

      In 1637, just two years before his departure from England, Ephraim Huit was one of thirteen moderate puritan ministers (including Simeon Ashe) who addressed a letter to "Their Reverend Brethren in New England" expressing their concerns that the newly founded churches of New England were tending toward separation. This letter, along with a reply from some New England ministers and a rejoinder from Simeon Ashe and William Rathband, was published at London in 1644.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2148] Clifford L. Stott, "In Search of 'Mr.' Overton: The Ancestry of Rev. Valentine Overton and His Connections to New England Immigrants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 172:222, Summer 2018; 172:323, Fall 2018; 173:82, Winter 2019.

    2. [S2906] Puritans and Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.

    3. [S2066] The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Mass. by Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight. Albany, New York: Joel Munsell, 1871.

    4. [S2067] Clifford L. Stott, "The Higginson Family of Berkeswell, Warwickshire, and Its American Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 171:181, Summer 2017; 171:318, Fall 2017; 172:81, Winter 2018; 172:175, Spring 2018.