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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
||see FAMILY TREE (Brooke)
see FAMILY TREE (White)
|Born: Abt 1577
|Married: 19/Apr/1610 Nazeing, Essex, England
|Died: Jun/1658 Stratford, Fairfield, CT
|Buried: Old Congregational Burying Ground Stratford,
|.In/ Sacred Memory/ of/ John & Elizabeth/ Hutchins
Curtiss/ M. 19 Apr 1610 Nazeing Eng./ Arrived Roxbury, Mass./ about
1637/ John Bapt. 1577 D. 1639/ Widow Curtiss, Sons/ John, William and
Thomas/ Settled Stratford 1639/ She died/ June 1658 Stratford, Ct.
John Curtiss married Elizabeth Hutchins were the parents of Gabriel,
John, Thomas, Mary, William, and Philip.
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
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
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
Thank you Jim.