Thomas Curtis




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Thomas Curtis                                               see FAMILY TREE
Born: 14/Jan/1647-48 Stratford, Fairfield, CT


Married: 09/Jun/1674 Wallingford, New Haven, CT


Died: After 04/May/1736 Wallingford, New Haven, CT   Will of Thomas Curtiss
In the Name of God, Amen, this Ninth Day of Aug in ye year of our Lord A. D. one Thousand Seven hundred & thirty-three, I Thomas Curtiss ? of Wallingford in ye County of New Haven and Collony of Connecticut in New England aged about 85 years yet of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God and Calling to mind ye Mortallity of the Body, do made & ordain this my Last Will & testament that to Say principally & first of all & Recommend my Soul into ye hands of God ye gave it in hopes of his mercy through Jesus Christ and my Body I Commit to ye Earth to be decently buried at ye Discretion of my Executtors hereafter named in hopes of a Glorious Resurrection and as Touching Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me in this Life after my Debts & funerall expenses are paid, I give, Divise & Dispose of ye Same in ye Manor & for following (viz)
To my beloved Wife Mary, I Give & Bequeath one half of ye House & Home Lott and Six acres of Land in the Plain near Capt. Yales and ye Improvement of all my meadow on ye West Side of ye River during her Nattural Life, my Mare, a cow & heifer and all my Movables in ye house, these Movable Estate I Give unto my Wife to use & Improve & finally to dispose of at her pleasure.
Item: I Give to my Son, Nathaniel Curtiss my Chestnut Ground Lott, four acres near Jeremiah Hulls Home Lott joining to Land of John five also four acres a ye Plain field each piece as they are butten & hounded upon Record.
Item: o my Son Samuel Curtiss I Give & Bequeath ye other half of my fourth Division which is at West end of s Lott.
Item. to my son Joseph Curtiss I give & Bequeath three acres of Land upon ye Clear Plain near Capt. Yales House at his Mothers Disease.
Item. to my Son John Curtiss I Give & Bequeath ye other half of my Home Lott at our Disease with ye Buildings & orchard upon it also ye Remainder of my Plain Lot near Capt. Yales at his Mothers Disease
Item. to my Daughters, namely Mary ye Wife of John Crain, Elizabeth the Wife of Nathaniel Hall, Sarah the Wife of Joseph Parker to my Grandchildren borne of ye Body of my daughter Abigail Dead, Late Wife of William Munson to those above mentioned I give & Bequeath four acres of Meadow & Plain Land on ye West Side of ye River at a place Called ye horsed pasture also my Sixth Division near ye West Rocks as they are Butted & Bounded upon Record all this I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughters and Grandchildren above named to be Divided to each of them in proportion with what I have already given them to make them equal Shares of my estate.
Finally I make Constitute & ordain my Son Nathaniel Curtiss and my son in Law
Joseph Parker executor of this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking & Disannulling & making void all other Will & Testaments Bequeath & Executors by me made. Establishing & confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament in Wittness I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal signed sealed Published & Declared by this I Thomas Curtis to be his Last Will & Testament in wittnes
John Peck
Daniel Hall
Benjamin Hall


John Curtis


Elizabeth Welles


Mary Merriman


1. Mary Curtis b. 13/Oct/1675

2. Nathaniel Curtis b. 14/May/1677

3. Samuel Curtis b. 03/Feb/1677-78

4. Elizabeth Curtis b. 11/Sep/1680

5. Hannah Curtis b. 03/Dec/1682

6. Thomas Curtis b. 26/Aug/1685

7. Sarah Curtis b. 01/Oct/1687

8. Abigail Curtis b. 03/Nov/1689

9. Joseph Curtis b. 01/Oct/1691

10. Jemima Curtis b. 15/Jan/1693-94

11. Rebecca Curtis b. 21/Aug/1697

12. John Curtis b. 18/Sep/1699

Curtis Family History  by Frederick Haines Curtiss, 1903
Thomas Curtiss b. Stratford, Conn. Jan 14, 1648; m. Mary, d. of Capt. Nathaniel and Abigail Merriman, of Wallingford, Conn., June 9, 1674.. In October 1670, he was made a freeman. He attained the rank of captain of the "Train Band" of Wallingford, Conn. He was an original proprietor in Wallingford, Conn., in October, 1669, and a signer of the covenant or original agreement. He was a surveyor. His name appears as acting in a church meeting in 1670, the earliest record of the town. He was deputy to the colonial Legislature in 1689, 1714, and 1717, and was a very prominent man in town affairs until 1720. He was elected Constable, Dec. 17, 1681; Town Treasurer in 1686. His will was filed May 5, 1736, in the Probate Records of New Haven, Conn., Vol 6, page 184