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|Elizabeth Hutchins||see FAMILY TREE (Brooke)
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|Born: Abt. 1577
|Married: 19 Apr 1610 Nazeing, Essex, England
|Died: Jun 1658 Stratford, Fairfield, CT
|Buried: Old Congregational Burying Ground Stratford, Fairfield CT||
1. John Curtis
2. William Curtiss
3. Thomas Curtis
The Curtis family arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on September 16, 1632 on the ship Lion. They first settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts on fifteen acres of land. In 1639 they removed to Wethersfield, Connecticut. There is no records of John's death, but presumable he died shortly after his arrival in Wethersfield. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth Curtis with her three sons went to Stratford, Connecticut when the town was first founded. "Widow Curtiss", first appears on these records, in a list of property about 1650 with her two sons, John and William. Her lot was near or adjoining that of Rev. Adam Blakeman.
Will proved at Fairfield, Connecticut on November 4, 1658
The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Curtiss,-- being weak yeat perfect
in her minde as is..
Imprimis. Unto her two Sonns, John Curtiss and William doe give my Mare and Coalt.
It. Unto John Curtiss & Jonathan Curtiss ye Sonnes of my Sonnes, John & William my Grandchildren I doe give the coalt that my young Mare hath. And after the sayd young mare hath up her first coalt, Then I doe give ye sayd young mare to the Rest of my grandchildren, Sonns and Daughters of my aforelf Sonns John & William.
It. I doe give one house and Lott to my grandchildren, John Curtiss & Israel & Jonathan & Sarah Curtiss ye children of ye said John & William. And they to enjoy it when they come to ye age of twenty.
It. I doe give unto my Granchilde Mary Curtiss ye daughter of Thomas Curtiss forty shillings & to bee paid unto her by my sonns John & William within a yeare after my decease.
It. I doe give unto my Sonns John & William Curtiss my two cowss, one hiefer, one bullock and a calf after my decsas: provided yt if my sayd young mare before given to my Grandchildren should miscarry. Then my Will is if my two sonns John and William Curtiss should give foure pounds each of them to there Children yt have no share in my house and Lott to be paid att ye Age of twentie.
It. I doe give my Bible to John Curtiss my granchilde the Sonn of John Curtiss allso my desire is yt there be so much of my Corn sould as my buy a bible for Jonathan Curtiss ye Sonn of my sonn William and given to him.
The Rest of my goods Within ye house that re moveable goods I doe give to me Sonns John & William Curtiss to be equally divided betwixt them.
My two Sonns John Curtiss & William Curtiss I doe make executors; my will is yt John Burdseye, Henry Wakelyn and Joseph Hawly shal bee overseers of this my Last Will and Testament.
in ye presence of John Brimsmaid, John Washborn, This will is proved by John Curtiss and William Curtiss to bee ye Last Wioll and Testament of Elizabeth Curtiss of Stratford. And court ye approves of it, it being attested to 4th: 4th (58) John Minor
This research has been done with much help from Jim Hoskins firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Jim.