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JOHN WOLCOTT m. Agnes Cross
HENRY WOLCOTT (1578 - 1656) of Lydeard St. Lawrence and Windsor
THOMAS SAUNDERS (d. 1609)
of Lydeard St. Lawrence
ANN BLAKE (1552 - aft. 1609)
ELIZABETH SAUNDERS (bp. 1584 - 1655)
John Wolcott married Agnes Cross.
Children of John Wolcott and Agnes Cross
THOMAS SAUNDERS (d. 1609) of Lydeard St. Lawrence
Parents: Thomas was perhaps the son of the William and Joan Saunders who were buried on 11 Jan 1584/5 and 14 Mar 1579/80, respectively, in Lydeard St. Lawrence. [Ref]
Thomas Saunders was buried on 11 Jun 1609 in Over Stowey. [Ref]
ANN BLAKE (c. 1552 - aft. 1609)
Parents: John Blake
Ann Blake was born about 1552, probably at Over Stowey. [Ref] She was living on 26 Mar 1609, when her husband made his will. [Ref] She married Thomas Saunders on 3 Aug 1573 in Over Stowey. [Ref]
Children of Thomas Saunders and Ann Blake:
HENRY WOLCOTT (1578-1656)
Parents: John Wolcott and Agnes Cross
Henry Wolcott was born in England in 1578. [Ref] He died on 30 May 1656 in Windsor. [Ref] He married Elizabeth Saunders on 19 Jan 1606/7 in Lydeard St. Lawrence.
The Wolcotts arrived in New England on the John and Mary in 1630. [Ref] They settled first in Dorchester. [Ref] Henry was made freeman on 19 Oct 1630. [Ref] He was an assessor there in 1630 and a selectman in 1634. [Ref]
They Wolcotts moved to Windsor, where Henry was constable in 1636, tax collector in 1637/8 and on the committee to build a highway between Windsor and Hartford in 1654. [Ref] He was the deputy to the Connecticut General Court for Windsor in Apr 1639. [Ref] He was an Assistant in 1644-5. [Ref]
Henry signed his will on 13 May 1655 in Windsor; it was proved on 4 Oct 1655. Henry Wolcott was made freeman on 19 Oct 1630. [Ref] He mentions an unnamed wife, his eldest son Henry, his second son Christopher, his third son George and his youngest son Simon.
Children of Henry Wolcott and Elizabeth Saunders:
Parents: Thomas Saunders and Ann Blake [Ref]
Elizabeth Saunders was baptised on 20 Dec 1584 in Lydeard St. Lawrence, co. Somerset. [Ref] She died on 5 Jul 1655 in Windsor.[Ref] She married Henry Wolcott on 19 Jan 1606/7 in Lydeard St. Lawrence. [Ref]
Parents: Henry Wolcott and Elizabeth Saunders [Ref]
Anne Wolcott was born say 1624. [Ref] She was living on 21 Nov 1699 when there was a distribution of her husband's estate. [Ref] She married Lieut. Matthew Griswold. [Ref]
Matthew and Anne gave their granddaughters Sarah and Anna Colton of Springfield a gift of land "which fell to us by decease and gift of Mr. Christopher Wolcott". [Ref]
Anne and her son in law Lieut. Brunson were administrators of Anne's husband Henry's estate. [Ref]
Jacobus, Donald L., "New London Probate Records: Files before 1710," The American Genealogist 11, 1934, 155-156.
Paige, Lucius, R., "List of Freemen, " New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3, 1849, 89-96, 187-194, 239-246, 345-352.
Stott, Clifford, "Humphrey Blake (1494? - 1558) and his Descendants in New England and South Carolina: Blake, Richards, Selleck, Torrey and Wolcott," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 163, 2009, 85-97, 199-211, 278-295; 164, 2010, 63-74.