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John Stiles, Sr
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Birth: Dec., 1595
Bedfordshire, England
Death: Jun. 4, 1662
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

The immigrant.

John STILES was the son of Maria UNKNOWN and Thomas STILES of Bedfordshire, England. He was baptized on 25 December 1595 in Millbrooke parish, Bedfordshire, England.

He married a woman named Rachel, last name unknown. They both lived in Millbrook, Bedfordshire and may have been born there. Two other Stiles families lived there also, according to parish records from the late 1500's and early 1600's.

Their known children:

1) Henry Stiles b. 1629 d. 1724.
2) John Stiles, Jr. b. 1633 d. 1683.
3) Isaac Stiles b. ? d. 1714.
4) Sarah Stiles Steward Sackett

This man was known as John the Settler in some American accounts. He and three of his brothers came to New England as carpenters, ready to establish themselves in a new home. The new arrivals may have settled at Dorchester but by 1636 they were at Windsor, CT where they established family estates.

In 1659-60 John and his wife paid 6 shillings for their place in the "long seats" at the Windsor Meeting-house, where they attended services. He died at his estate at Windsor, CT on 4 June 1662 or 1663, age about 67/68. Rachel STILES died on 3 Septemeber 1674. They had four children who survived to adulthood.

John's will is dated 30 May 1662 in which he mentions his four children, Henry, John, Isaac, and Sarah. The first two were born in England.

Burial for John STILES and Rachel STILES are unknown at this time, but may have been on their own property or in the graveyard of their church in Windsor.

Sources: Augmentation Office in Rolls Court, Westminster Hall, London, "The Register of the names of all ye Passenger[s] wch Passed from ye Port of London for an whole yeare ending at Xmas 1635."

"Result of Researchers among the British Archives for Information relative to the Founders of N.E." by Drake, pub. Boston 1860.

"Original Lists of Persons of Quality, Emigrants, Religious Exiles, Political Rebels, etc, etc. who went out from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1760." By John Camdem Hottnen, pub. New York 1877.

"The Stiles Family in America: Genealogies of the Connecticut Family" and "The History of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut" by Dr. Henry Reed Stiles and Mrs. Mary Stiles Paul Guild. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Stiles
  Maria Stiles (1580 - 1614)
  Rachel Stiles (____ - 1674)*
  Henry Stiles (1629 - 1724)*
  John Stiles (1633 - 1683)*
  Sarah Stiles Sackett (1636 - ____)*
  Robert S Stiles (1637 - 1690)*
  Henry Stiles (1593 - 1651)**
  John Stiles (1595 - 1662)
  Francis Stiles (1602 - 1653)**
  Joan Stiles (1604 - ____)**
  Thomas Stiles (1612 - 1683)**
*Calculated relationship
Created by: D. Goodboe
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41502568

In loving memory of my 9th great grandfather.
- Barbara J. Smith-Odum
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