Rev. John Jones

Male 1593 - Bef 1665


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  • Name  Rev. John Jones  [1
    Title  Rev. 
    Born  1593  Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Will  17 Jan 1664/65  Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In his will, dated 17 January 1664[/5] and proved 30 June 1665, "John Jones, pastor of the church at Fairfeild," ordered that "seven pounds be taken out of my estate ... & be delivered to the heirs or executors of Captain Cullicke, sometime one of the magistrates in Conecticot jurisdiction being due to him," and "whereas I promised my dear wife Susanna Jones fifty pounds in case I died before her and beside gave her a silver bowl within a little while after that I was married unto her this I do confirm by my last will that these are due unto her, moreover my will is that the said Sussana my wife shall have the use and benefit of my twelve acres of land in the Great Meadows and of my orchard m Fairfeild during her life and after her death that it be divided equally to or amongst my six children John, Ehphalct & my four daughters Sarah Wilso[n] widow, Ruth James. Rebeca Hull & Elizabeth Hill"; "my said wife shall have the remainder of my lot adjoining to the orchard as her own for her and her heirs"; to "my eldest son John Jones pan of my library, to wit the works of Augustin, Chrisostom and of other authors usually called the fathers"; residue "to be equally divided amongst my forcsaid six children, John, Eliphaiet. Sarah, Ruth, Rebeca & Elizabeth"; "my wife Susanna Jones [to be] the sole executrix"; "Mr. Gold & Mr. Pell both of Fairfcild (to be] the overseers" [Fairfield PR 2:5],
    Died  Bef 09 Feb 1664/65  Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Inventory taken. Real estate totalled 74: "12 acres in Great Meadow," 48; "orchard and part of the homelot," 25; and "4 acres Barlow's Plain," 1.
    Probate  30 Jun 1665  Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Michelmas 1608 Matriculated sizar from Queens College, Cambridge, as John Johns; BA 1612/13; 19 December 1613 Ordained deacon at Peterborough; 1619-1628 Rector of Abbot's Ripton, Huntingtonshire, England;

      July 1635 Sailed from London, Middlesex County, England, aboard the Defense, under Master Edward Bostocke; 3 October 1635 Arrived at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, aboard the Defense, "a very rotten and unfit vessel."
      Several other ministers arrived in Boston the same day, including Mr. John Wilson, Thomas Shepard, Hugh Peter, probably Henry Flynt/Flint, Thomas Carter, and William Walton. John Jones himself does not appear on the passenger list, but his wife and children are found as "Sara Jones, 34, Sara Jones 15, Jo[hn] Jones 11, Ruth Jones 7, Theoplhilus Jones 3, Rabecca [sic] Jones 2, Eliz[abeth] Jones 1/2.

      Upon arrival, he was entertained by Governor Winthrop at his house; 6 April 1637 Reordained and made pastor of the church at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he served jointly with Peter Bulkeley; September 1644 Migrated to Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, with 15 other Concord men, where he became the first minister of the church. He was apparently motivated to leave Concord due to theological disputes. The church members settled in Greenlea, a section across from Black Rock Harbor on what is now the University of Bridgeport campus.

      Those who left Concord included:
      Reverend John JonesJoseph Middlebrook Thomas BulkeleyJohn Tompkins Daniel BulkeleyEphraim Wheeler Thomas JonesThomas Wheeler, Jr. William BatemanJames Bennett William OdellRichard Lattin John EveartsBenjamin Turney Peter JohnsonGeorge Squire

      1654 Participant in the witch trial of Goody Knapp. 1659 Paid for the sale of his house in Concord, after its third sale. [4]
    Person ID  I48992  Bryant
    Last Modified  1 Jan 2006 

    Family  Sarah,   b. Abt 1601, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Est 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sarah Jones,   b. Abt 1619, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Jones,   d. Sep 1621, Abbot's Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Jones,   d. Abt 1644
     4. Samuel Jones,   d. Feb 1625, Abbot's Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah Jones,   b. 18 Mar 1626, Abbot's Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ruth Jones,   b. 23 Oct 1628, Abbot's Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Theophilus Jones,   d. Aft 1635
     8. Rebecca Jones,   d. 1696, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elizabeth Jones
     10. Eliphalet Jones,   b. 09 Jan 1640/41, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2921  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1593 - Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Est 1618 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 17 Jan 1664/65 - Fairfield Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 09 Feb 1664/65 - Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 30 Jun 1665 - Fairfield Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S347] The Hull Family History, Robert E. Hull, (Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, 1994), p.41.

    2. [S347] The Hull Family History, Robert E. Hull, (Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, 1994), p.44.

    3. [S387] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005), p. 92-97.

    4. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, 71:52.


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