John Parmelee

Male - 1659


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  • Name  John Parmelee 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  27 Sep 1584  Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Emigration  20 May 1639  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • ||co. Surrey or co. Kent||John PARMELEE (also PARMILY, PERMELY, PARMALEE, or PARMELIN), was one of the first settlers of Guilford, Connecticut.
      John Palmerlee, Sr., came to America as a passenger on the Saint John. He was not the first member of the family to cross the Atlantic, as John, Jr. had come to New England in 1635. The company of settlers on the Saint John was led by the Reverend Henry Whitfield, who had been the rector of St. Margaret's at Ockley in Surrey since 1616.

      They sailed from England on 20 May 1639 under the command of a Captain Richard Russell, and arrived at New Haven (then Quinnipac), Connecticut, between the 10th and 15th of July 1639. While still at sea the settlers organized a single communal plantation; this was outlined in a document now known as the Plantation Covenant. It was signed by twenty five men, John being the fifteenth signer. Although the printed versions of the Covenant use the spelling "Parmelin" for John's name, it can also be argued that the original was actually spelled "Parmerly."

      Guilford, CT Plantation Covenant
      We whose names are herein written, intending by God's gracious permission, to plant ourselves in New England, and if it may be in the southerly part, about Quinpisac [Quinnipiac, later named New Haven], we do faithfully promise each for ourselves and families and those that belong to us, that we will, the Lord assisting us, sit down and join ourselves together in one entire plantation and to be helpful to the other in any common work, according to every man's ability and as need shall require, and we promise not to desert or leave each other on the plantation but with the consent of the rest, or the greater part of the company, who have entered into this engagement.

      As for our gathering together into a church way and the choice officers and members to be joined together in that way, we do refer ourselves until such time as it shall please God to settle us in our plantation.

      In witness whereof we subscribe our hands, this first day of June 1639.

      Robert Bickell/Richell
      Abraham Crittenden
      John Housingsoe
      John Mepham
      Wm. Plane
      John Bishop
      Wm. Crittenden
      Thomas Joanes
      Thomas Naish
      John Stone
      Francis Bushnell
      Henry Doude
      John Jurden
      William Noble
      Wm. Stone
      Francis Chatfield
      William Dudley
      Henry Kingstone
      John Norton
      Richd. Sutridge
      Thomas Cooke
      John Hoadley
      Wm. Leete
      John Parmarly
      Henry Whitfield
    Will  08 Nov 1659  New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The last will and testament of John Parmerly, late of New Haven deceased, was presented, made the 8th of November 1659, proved by the oath of Deacon Lindon and Deacon Peck, at a court held at Newhaven January 3d, 1659/60. The inventory for the will was dated 2 January 1659/60. He left an estate valued at 78 pounds, 13 shillings.

      "Know all men by these presents, I John Parmely of Newhaven being very sicke in body but prfect in minde, doe Institute and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following I doe give and bequeathe to my beloued wife Elizabeth Parmely my house-lott and all my whole Estate for her to enjoy and possesse without molestation during the whole time of her life.

      "And after her decease I doe give and bequeath half of my house and lott to my sonne, John Parmile of Guilford, the other half, one quarter to my Grandchild Nathaniel Parmile, the sonne of John Parmile of Guilford. And the other quarter part I give to my wife to dispose to her sonne, Stephen [Bradley], if she see cause and for those goods whch shall be left at the dease my will is that my daughter Hannah Johnson the wife of John Johnson of Newhaven, and her dauter Ellen Allan ye wife of John Allen of Newhaven, should have ye greater part equally divided betwixt them and what doth remain I doe leave to her discretion to dispose as she pleaseth."
    Died  08 Nov 1659  New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Probate  03 Jan 1660  New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • "John Parmele of Guilford testifyeth upon oath, taken before Mr. Bisbrowe, the first of November, 1647, that he bought a pare of shooes wch came from Goodman Meges of Newhaven, russet, clossed in the insides at the side seames, and that wearing them but 6 dayes, or 7 dayes at the most, the soales ripped from the uper leathers."
    Person ID  I22437  Bryant
    Last Modified  16 Jun 2007 

    Father  John Parmelee,   b. Bef 1554,   d. Apr 1583, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alice Russell 
    Married  11 Jan 1572  Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Family ID  F1628  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anne Howell,   d. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 May 1608  Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Johan (Joane) Parmelee,   b. Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1628, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Parmelee,   b. 1609, probably, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1609, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Parmelee,   b. 1610, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1613, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Parmelee, Jr.,   b. 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1689, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Parmelee,   b. 1614, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1615, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Anne Parmelee,   b. 1616, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Parmelee,   b. 1620, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1609  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Hannah Wilbur,   d. Feb 1634, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Apr 1630  Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Children 
     1. Hannah Parmelee,   b. 1632, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1693
    Family ID  F1623  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Mary Parmelee,   b. 24 Feb 1641, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1667, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1624  Group Sheet

    Family 4  Elizabeth Holter,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1637, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 Jun 1635  Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Parmelee,   b. Feb 1636, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1637, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Parmelee,   b. Aug 1637, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1637, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Parmelee,   b. Aug 1637, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1637, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1625  Group Sheet

    Family 5  Joane Cobden,   d. 1639, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Apr 1638  Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rachael Parmelee,   d. Nov 1638, Lewes, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1626  Group Sheet

    Family 6  Elizabeth Sheaffe?,   d. Jan 1683, New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  08 Nov 1653  New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID  F1627  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 27 Sep 1584 - Lewes, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1608 - Lewes, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1630 - Lewes, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Jun 1635 - Lewes, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Apr 1638 - Lewes, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 20 May 1639 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Nov 1653 - New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 08 Nov 1659 - New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Nov 1659 - New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 03 Jan 1660 - New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Parmalee Family Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6222/conn.html.

    2. [S30] Palmerlee, The Palmerlee Famil, Palmerlee, Albert E., (Lawrence, Kansas: Author, 1967), p.5.

    3. [S30] Palmerlee, The Palmerlee Famil, Palmerlee, Albert E., (Lawrence, Kansas: Author, 1967), p.8.

    4. [S118] Parmalee Family Website.

    5. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 53:405.

    6. [S30] Palmerlee, The Palmerlee Famil, Palmerlee, Albert E., (Lawrence, Kansas: Author, 1967), p.9.


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