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Some Descendants of Joseph Eccleston - aqw01.htm

Some Descendants of Joseph ECCLESTON son of Bigot Eggleston

First Generation

1. Joseph ECCLESTON was born 1 30 Mar 1651 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He died before 5 Sep 1767 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Will of Beget Eggleston  Vol. 111, page 136 Hartford District
                        1635-1700 by Manwaring.
Eglestone, Bygatt, Windsor.  Invt. &116-03-00. Taken 24 October 1674
    by Old William Trall, Thomas Dibble sen., Mathew Grant.
Will dated 13 November, 1673.
    I Bigat Egllstone of Windsor, in ye county of Hartford, being aged and weake, doe make this my last will and testament as followeth; I comit my sould in the hands of God, and my body to be buried in seemly manner by my friends. My Estate, which is but Small, this is my will; My house and land after my decease I give to my son Benjamin, he being the staff of my age, on this condition, that he shall maintaine his Mother during her life and pay my Depts.
   And in case yt my son Joseph should come and demand a portion, his brother shall pay him forty shillings as he is able with conveniency. Also to my son James and my son Samuel & my son Thomas, And to my Daughters Mary, Sarah & Abigail, to eyther of these three shillings apiece. All ye rest of my estate I give to my son Benjamin, and doo make him my exsequitor.
                                Beget Egleston
Witness; Nath. Sslyer  Abraham Randall, John Hosford.

    In his father's will Joseph was left forty shillings, if he comes back to Windsor, Connecticut and demands his portion. His brother Benjamin is to pay him at his convenience. There are no records to show that Joseph ever went back to Windsor to claim his portion.

Land Records #1
    From Windsor, CT to S. Kingston RI to Stonington CT bought land there 28 Jun 1723.
    Crandall Genealogy gives Great grandson of Elmos & Hannah (Griffin) Nichols.
    Moved to North Stonington in 1670. Married in North Stonington CT. Settled at or near North Stonington Ct, about 1670; name of wife unknown; Children: Joseph, David, Ichabod, several Daughters. Resided in Voluntown CT.
Res. Voluntown CT, "Weaver, of Stonington, 1734" - Stonington Ld. Rec.

Sources: Sources listed on Archive record for Joseph Eggleston family: Stiles Gen. & Biog. of Ancient Windsor. (Which has many errors) p. 198. Mary M.P. Root.

Researching this line is Nancyann Norman at [email protected]
Researching this line is Glenda Biggerstaff at [email protected]
Also researching this line is Kay McGarry at [email protected]
Researching this line is Teri Eccleston Kukla at [email protected]
Researching this line is Sylvia Terry Banks at [email protected] and Bryan Terry  [email protected].

Joseph married Miss about 1673. Miss was born about 1655.

They had the following children:

  2 F i
Eunice ECCLESTON was born about 1674 in Voluntown, Windham Co., Connecticut.
+ 3 M ii Joseph ECCLESTON was born about 1677 and died Sep 1767.
  4 M iii
Ichabod ECCLESTON was born about 1685 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

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