William Phelps

about 1593–14 July 1672 (Age 79)
Crewkerne, Somerset, England

The Life of William

When William Phelps was born about 1593, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, his father, Phelps, was 28 and his mother, Mrs. Phelps, was 23. He married Mary on 4 November 1612, in Croscombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1630 and Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1669. His occupation is listed as magistrate in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. He died on 14 July 1672, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 79, and was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

William Phelps
1593–1672
Ann Dover
1605–1675
Marriage: 14 November 1626
Cornelius Phelps
1627–1628
Joseph Phelps Sr.,twin
1628–1684
Mary Phelps twin
1628–1628
Sarah Phelps
1632–1659
Mary Phelps
1629–1629
Lt Timothy Phelps
1639–1719
Mary Phelps
1644–1726

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1626
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
children

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Parents and Siblings

    Phelps

    Male1565–Male

    Mrs. Phelps

    Female1570–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 7

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.
1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 27

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

Age 49

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

WILLIAM PHELPS, SKETCH IN "THE GREAT MIGRATION BEGINS..."

WILLIAM PHELPS SKETCH IN THE OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL SERIES, THE GREAT MIGRATION BEGINS....," COMPILED BY ROBERT CHARLES ANDERSON (See publication data in Source attached to this record.) [CONTRIBUTED …

Sources (3)

  • William Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Phelps in entry for Mary Phelps, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • William Phelps in entry for Timothy Phelps, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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