Maj John Talcott

Maj John Talcott

Birth
Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
Death 23 Jul 1688 (aged 57)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 37918042 · View Source
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~MY ANCESTOR~
The son of the WORSHIPFULL JOHN & DOROTHY (MOTT) TALCOTT, he was two years old when he came to America with his parents on the good ship, LYON, going first to Cambridge in Mass. Bay Colony and then to Hartford, in the Colony of Conn. He married HELENA (ELLEN) WAKEMAN on October 29, 1650 in Hartford and (2) Mary Cook on November 9, 1676.

In 1660, his father's will bequeathed the following to John Jr.: "my son John all that land I bought in Hartford meadow and upland, together with the housing and houselots I bought of John Steel and Nathaniel Elly that now my son possesseth"; "to my son John [the real property given to Dorothy] after the death of my wife provided that if his son John shall continue to the age of twenty-four years, that then my son John shall settle him, or if he depart this life before he attain the foresaid age, then his next eldest son that shall attain the foresaid age, either in the house my son John now liveth in or in the house that now I live in, and say so much land to it for either of his sons that shall survive... and also my son John shall pay to my use, if it berequired towards the discharge of my debts and legacies by my executrix ... the sum of œ50". Capt. John Talcott & Lt. John Allyn were granted 600 acres of upland 100 acres of meadow to be equally divided between them on March 13, 1661/2. In the will of Dorothy (Mott) Talcott dated Sept. 22, 1669 to "my son John Talcott all other my estate lying and being in cattle or kine, horse, sheep and swine,as also all sorts of corn or grain"; to "my son John" household goods; residue to "my son John Talcott, sole executor".

In 1669, Capt. John Talcott was listed as a freeman of Hartford on the North side of the river.

His father-in-law, JOHN WAKEMAN, left him in his will dated June 18, 1660, £5 and his best "beaver hatt and band".

He was granted power to be in charge of the artillery that belongs to the colony of Saybrook. In 1673, he was appointed a major and commander-in-chief of the Connecticut Army, to act in case of war with the Dutch. Earlier the court had ordered that 500 Dragoons be "prepared and fitted for service forwith". He was elected treasurer, commissioner, deputy, and assistant in the General Assembly at various times. In 1686, Indians called Nasahegan, Seaket, and others, signed a deed of lands at Simsbury to Maj. John Talcott & others to compensate for property they had burned. He was renowned as an Indian fighter.

At his death, he left 2000 acres valued at over 2000 pounds.

He was the father of Governor Joseph Talcott.


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  • Created by: Nareen, et al
  • Added: 4 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37918042
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj John Talcott (18 Dec 1630–23 Jul 1688), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37918042, citing Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Nareen, et al (contributor 46613568) .