Samuel Kitchell1

#11325, (1633 - 26 April 1690)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Robert Kitchell2 (c 1601 - 1672)
Mother*Margaret Sheaffe3 (c 1598 - 1682)

Family 1

Elizabeth Wakeman b. c 1638
Children 1.Sarah Kitchell19 (1657 - 1657/58)
 2.Elizabeth Kitchell20 (1658/59 - )
 3.Abigail Kitchell+1 (1661 - )
 4.Mary Kitchell+21 (s 1662 - s 1672)
 5.Samuel Kitchell Jr.22 (s 1665 - )
 6. Susannah Kitchel+20,23,24 (s 1675 - )

Family 2

Grace Pierson b. 1650
Child 1.Abraham Kitchell+24 (1679 - 1741)
Birth*1633He was born in 1633 at EnglandB; prob. 1635.4 
Baptism6 December 1635He was baptized on 6 December 1635 at Kent Co., EnglandB.5 
1637He accompanied Margaret Sheaffe and Robert Kitchell in 1637 to ConnecticutB.5,6,7,8 
Marriage*11 March 1656/57He married Elizabeth Wakeman, daughter of John Wakeman and Elizabeth Hopkins, on 11 March 1656/57 at New Haven ColonyB.9,10 
18 June 1660In John Wakeman's will dated 18 June 1660, Samuel Kitchell was named as co-executor; the will also mentions "my deare and loving sisters, my sister Davis and sister Glover."11 
1666/67He of Milford was a signer of The Newark Covenant in 1666/67; The Newark Covenant.12,13 
1666/67He and Elizabeth Wakeman removed to Newark, New Jersey, in 1666/67.14 
Marriage*before 1679He married Grace Pierson, daughter of Rev. Abraham Pierson, before 1679.15,16 
2 December 1679He was mentioned in the will of Margaret Sheaffe on 2 December 1679 at Fairfield Co., ConnecticutB; reference also to six unnamed children.17 
1682He is said to be "of Norwalk [CT]" in the abstract of his mother's probate record. Perhaps a misidentification in 1682.18 
Death*26 April 1690He died on 26 April 1690 at New Jersey.4 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)

Citations

  1. [S1088] Richard W. Cook, "John Warde and John Warde of Newark", Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 57 (1982).
  2. [S1143] George Chalmers McCormick, compiler, John Kitchel and Esther Peck: Their Ancestors, Descendants and Some Kindred Families (Fort Collins, Colorado: The Fort Collins Express, 1913), p. 16.
  3. [S1143] George Chalmers McCormick, John Kitchel and Esther Peck, p. 16. Here the name is given as "Sheaffe" while other sources have "Sheafe" and "Sheaffer."
  4. [S1143] George Chalmers McCormick, John Kitchel and Esther Peck, 17–19.
  5. [S1145] Walter K. Watkins, "Some Guilford, Conn., Settlers and Their Relationship, or the Sheafe Family In England and New England", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53 (April 1901): 213–214. Hereinafter cited as Sheafe Family of Guilford.
  6. [S1331] William A. Whitehead, "A Historical Memoir of the Circumstances Leading to and Connected with the Settlement of Newark, New Jersey", Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society VI (May 1866): p. 122. "Robert Kitchell left England 26th Apr. 1639 ; with Rev. Henry Whitfield and others came to New Haven, it
    is said in the first ship that ever anchored in its Bay. On shipboard, or upon landing, they drew up and signed a
    Plantation Covenant." The emigrants arrived first at Boston, from Winthrop Journals. Hereinafter cited as Settlement of Newark.
  7. [S1718] James Kendall Hosmer, editor, Winthrop's Journal "History of New England", two volumes (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908), I:223-224. Entry on 26 Jun 1637. "There arrived two ships from London, the Hector, and the [blank]. In these came Mr. Davenport and another minister, and Mr. Eaton and Mr. Hopkins, two merchants of London, men of fair estate and of great esteem for religion, and wisdom in outward affairs. In the Hector came also the Lord Ley, son and heir of the
    Earl of Marlborough, being about nineteen years of age..." The 1790 edition of the Journal has 1637, 4th month, 26th day
    According to Thomas O'Connor [see citation] the arrival was on 6 June 1637. Thephilus Eaton and Rev. John Davenport would be the leading founders of the New Haven Colony. Following a scouting expedition in August 1637, the new colonists sailed from Boston on 30 Mar 1638, and five hundred of them were present at the founding on 24 April 1638.
    Robert Kitchell and his family are not listed on various passenger lists of the Hector but these lists are not complete.. Hereinafter cited as Winthrop's Journal.
  8. [S1719] Thomas O'Connor, History of Early New Haven: A Connection to Our Past (Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute), online www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2003/2/03.02.04.x.html. Hereinafter cited as History of Early New Haven.
  9. [S1153] Committee of the Connecticut Society, compiler, Vital Records of New Haven 1649–1850 (Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917), I:3, citing sh. 4 of the records, "The names of prsons that haue bine maried," Samuell Kitchell and Elizabeth Wakeman were Married by mr Goodyeare the 11th of 1st mo 1656." [11 Mar 1657]
  10. [S1144] S.K, "Early Settlers in Morris County, N. J.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register VII (Jul 1853), p 267: "He married Elizabeth Wakeman, at New Haven, in 1651." [error, actually 1656]
  11. [S753] Charles William Manwaring, compiler, A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., Printers, 1904), I:158, citing original Vol. II:168-9:
    Wakeman, John (late) of New Haven. Invt. £157-16-11. Taken 14 September, 1661, by Richard Lord, William Wadsworth. Will dated at New Haven, 4 month, 18 day, 1660 (18 June, 1660).

    I John Wakeman of New Haven, being weake in body but of sound understanding and memory, in expectation of my great change, do make this my last will and testament:

    First, I comend my soule into the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ, my redeemer, trusting to be saved by his merits and intercession, and my body to be buryed at the discretion of my executors and friends, in hope of a joyfull resurrection : testifying my thankfuUness to God for the free manifestation of his grace to me in Christ, and for the liberty and fellowship vouchsafed me with his people in his ordinances in a congregational way, which I take to be the way of Christ orderly walked in according to his rules. But I doe testify against absolute Independence of Churches, and persecution of any in light or actings, and against compulsion of conscience, to concur with the church without inward satisfaction to conscience, and persecution of such as dissent upon this grounde, which I take to be an abuse of the power given for edification by Christ, who is only Lord of the conscience.
    As for my outward estate and worldly goods that God hath given me, which I shall leave, my just debts and funerall charges being satisfied, my will is that first I give unto my daughter Helina, wife To John Talcott of Hartford, twenty pounds, to be wholy at her owne disposing ; and to her husband, my son-in-law, John Talcott, five pounds and my best beaver hatt and band; and to ech of their three children five pounds a piece, namely, unto John, Elizabeth and Samuell, all to be payd within six months after my decease.
    It. I give unto my son Samuell Wakeman's two sons, namely, Samuell and John, ten pounds a piece.
    It. I give unto my daughter Kitchell's daughter, Elizabeth, ten pounds. Item. I give unto my brother-in-law Adam Nicholls of Hartford my cloath cloake and the suite of the same which was my Cousin John Walker's, and my grayhatt ; and I give unto his wife my sister Anna Nicholls ten pounds, to be wholy at her owne disposing; and to thayr four children twenty shillings a piece, namely, John, Hanna, Sarah and Ebenezer, all which my will is should be payd to them wthin six months after my decease.
    It. I give unto Hanna Cheeuers five pounds, to be set apart and improved for her, at the end of one Yeare after my decease, as my overseers shall see meet, untill she come to eighteen years of age (which is the tyme agreed upon for her continuence with me or mine), or till the tyme of her marriage, provided she marry wth the consent of my executors and overseers, or wth the consent of any two of them.
    It. I give to my servant Thomas Huxley my short gun with a rest and my hanger which he useth to train with, upon his good behavior, that is, if he shall carry him selfe honestly and faithfully in his place and service to the satisfaction of my executors and overseers, or with the approbation of any two of them.
    Then all the rest of my estate, goods, lands, debts whatsoever, I give and bequeath to my son Samuell Wakeman and to my son-in-law and daughter Samuell and Elizabeth Kitchell as foUoweth, that is, when all my debts and legasyes are discharged (which my mind is should be out of my estate as it ariseth indifferently and at the prises comon in this Jurisdiction). My will is that my son Samuell Wakeman shall have two thirds parte of that my whole estate that remaineth, and my son and daughter Kitchell the other third part equally betwixt them, and my will is that my daughter Elizabeth Kitchell shall have that parte of hers wholy at her owne disposing. And I doe make and appoint my son Samuell Wakeman and my son-in-law Samuell Kitchell to be joyntly executors of this my last will and testament. Allsoe I doe Intreate my beloved friends and bretheren Henry Glover and James Bishop to be overseers of this my will, and for thayr paines herein I give unto ech of them ten shillings. And I further desire my deare and loving sisters, my sister Davis and sister Glover, to asist my executors and overseers with thayr counsell and helpe in prizing, dividing and disposing things equally to mutuall satisfaction according to the true intent of this my will, which I publish with my hand this 18 day of the 4 month 1660 in the presence of
    Martha Davis,
    Ellen Glover

    John Wakeman
    . Hereinafter cited as Early Conn. Probate Records.
  12. [S928] William H Shaw, compiler, History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1884), I:372–381.
    The covenant came after years of planning and negotiating by New Haven Colony dissidents opposed to the union with the Connecticut Colony. The covenant was first signed, on 30 Oct 1666, by the Branford members, twenty-three in number:
    1. Jasper Crane 13. Ebenezer Camfield
    2. Abra. Peirson.      14. John Ward, Senior
    3. Sam'l Swaine      15. Ed. Ball
    4. Laurance Ward      16. John Harrison
    6. Thomas Blacthly* 17. John Crane
    6. Samuel Plum      18. Thos. Huntington
    7. .losiah Ward      19. Delivered Crane
    8. Samuel Rose      20. Aaron Blacthly
    9. Thomas Peirson      21. Richard Laurence
    10. John Warde      22. John Johnson
    11. John Catling      23. Thomas L. Lyon [his mark]
    12. Richard Harrison

    This was followed on 24 Jun 1667 by the subscription to the document by forty-one members from Milford:
    1. Robert Treat.          22. Thom. Johnson          
    2. Obadiah Bruen.          23. John Curtis.          
    3. Matthew Camfield     24. Ephraim Burwell.               
    4. Samuell Kitchell          25. Robert R. Dennison. [his mark]          
    5. Jeremiah Pecke          26. Nathaniel Wheeler.          
    6. Michael Tompkins     27. Zachariah Burwell.
    7. Stephen Freeman 28. William Campe.
    8. Henry Lyon,          29. Joseph Walters.          
    9. John Browne          30. Robert Dalglish.               
    10. John Rutgers [Rogers].     31. Hauns Albers.          
    11. Stephen Davis.          32. Thomas Morris.          
    12. Edward Rigs.          33. Hugh Roberts.          
    13. Robert Kitchell           34. Eph'm Pennington          
    14. J. n. Brooks [his mark].     35. Martin Tichenor          
    15. Robert v. Lymens. [his mark] 36. John Browne, Jr               
    16. Francis f. Linle. [his mark]     37 Jona. Seargeant.          
    17. Daniel Tichenor.     38. Azariah Crane               
    18. John Bauldwin, Sen.     39. Samuel Lyon.
    19. John Bauldwin, Jr. 40. Joseph Riggs.
    20. Jona. Timipkins. 41. Stephen Bond
    21. Geo. Day     

    The document read thus:
    "1st. - That none shall lie admitted freemen or free Burgesses within our Town upon Passaick River, in the Province of Jersey, but such Planters as are members of some or other of the Congregational Churches, nor shall any but such be chosen to Magistracy or to Carry on any part of said Civil Judicature, or as deputies or assistants, to have power to Vote in establishing Laws, and making or repealing them, or to any Chief Military Trust or Office. Nor shall any But such Church Members have any Vote in such election. Tho all others admitted to be planters have right to their proper Inheritance, and do and shall enjoy all other Civil Liberties, Privileges, according to all Laws, Orders, Grants which are, or hereafter shall be made for this Town."

                   
  13. [S1084] Francis Bazley Lee, editor, Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), I:243. General description of the removal to New Jersey by those in Branford and Milford.
  14. [S1143] George Chalmers McCormick, John Kitchel and Esther Peck, p. 17.
  15. [S1143] George Chalmers McCormick, John Kitchel and Esther Peck, p. 19, giving 1679 as the birth date of their first child.
  16. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families (Rockaway, N.J.: Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), Reprinted 1982 by the Historical Society of Boonton Township, Inc., p. 248, giving her date of birth but not marriage.
  17. [S1148] Abstract of Probate Records at Fairfield, County of Fairfield, and State of Connecticut [transcription], transcribed by Geri Ryerson K., online www.ctgenweb.org,
    KITCHELL, Margaret, late of Greenwich, widow of Robert Kitchell, will dated Dec. 2, 1679, probated Nov. 6, 1682, mentioned her son Kitchell and daughter Peck, and six more children not named, and legacy to one of the four children of her son Samuel. Overseers Joshua Knapp, Sr., and John Reynolds, both of Greenwich.
    Witnesses John Bowers and Jeremiah Ferris, both of Greenwich, page 84.
    Nov. 6, 1782, Jeremiah Peck appointed executor, and Jeremiah Peck, Joshua Knapp, Sr., and John Reynolds, Sr., of Greenwich, administrators, page 85.
    Inventory taken May 16, 1682, by John Bowers and Joshua Knapp, and filed Nov. 6, 1682, page 85.
    Mch. 14, 1682/3, differences having arisen as to the distribution of the estate, Samuel Kitchell of Norwalk and Jeremiah Peck of Greenwich, referred the settlement of said estate to John Banks, Lieut. Cornelius Hull, Ensign Robert Turney, Josiah Harvy, and Samuel Eells, who decided that the grandchildren of Robert Kitchell, who are legatees under his will were those in being at the time of his death, and estate distributed accordingly, page 89.
  18. [S1148] Probate Records at Fairfield, County of Fairfield, online www.ctgenweb.org,
    KITCHELL, Margaret, late of Greenwich, widow of Robert Kitchell, will dated Dec. 2, 1679, probated Nov. 6, 1682,
    mentioned her son Kitchell and daughter Peck, and six more children not named, and legacy to one of the four children
    of her son Samuel. Overseers Joshua Knapp, Sr., and John Reynolds, both of Greenwich.
    Witnesses John Bowers and Jeremiah Ferris, both of Greenwich, page 84.
    Nov. 6, 1782, Jeremiah Peck appointed executor, and Jeremiah Peck, Joshua Knapp, Sr., and John Reynolds, Sr., of
    Greenwich, administrators, page 85.
    Inventory taken May 16, 1682, by John Bowers and Joshua Knapp, and filed Nov. 6, 1682, page 85.
    Mch. 14, 1682/3, differences having arisen as to the distribution of the estate, Samuel Kitchell of Norwalk and
    Jeremiah Peck of Greenwich, referred the settlement of said estate to John Banks, Lieut. Cornelius Hull, Ensign Robert
    Turney, Josiah Harvy, and Samuel Eells, who decided that the grandchildren of Robert Kitchell, who are legatees under
    his will were those in being at the time of his death, and estate distributed accordingly, page 89.
  19. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families, p. 248, " Children of first wife Elizabeth Wakeman: Sarah, born Dec 9, 1657, have no other records, probably died young."
  20. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families, p. 249.
  21. [S1088] Richard W. Cook, "John Warde and John Warde of Newark", 62.
  22. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families, p. 249, "Samuel, no records, probably died young."
  23. [S1078] Lewis Publishing Co., Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey (New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1899), I:194.
  24. [S1143] George Chalmers McCormick, John Kitchel and Esther Peck, p. 19.