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Our Ancestors in England from the year 1530 Josiah Churchill husband of Elizabeth Foote
Birth Date:   1 Jan 1613 Muston, Dorset, England
Birth Place:   Unknown
Christening:   Unknown.
Death:   01 Jan 1686
Burial:   Jan 1686
Marrage:   1638 Elizabeth Foote Wethersfield,Hartford,Connecticut
Children:   Eight children
Generation:   Third Generation In America


Josiah or Josias Churchill as he spelled his name, was born 1 Jan 1613 in Muston, Dorset, England (see The History of Ancient Wethersfield" Vol 2, p. 220 ). Josiah came to America as a sailor from England about midyear 1635. He was in Wethersfield early but not among the first settlers.

"Wethersfield is generally considered to be the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut."  Explored in 1633 by a party consisting of John Oldham and three others; Wethersfield was settled the next year. Oldham and nine others formed a group known as the 10 original settlers.

They were soon joined by a party of 60 men, women and children who made the arduous overland voyage in the early fall of 1635. In 1637 Josiah was listed as a soldier in the latter part of the Pequat Indian War.

In 1638 he married Elizabeth Foote in Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, daughter of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Deming who were among the 10 original founders of Wethersfield.


Will of Josiah Churchill
Josiah's Last Will and Testament was executed 17 November 1686

I, Josiah Churchill of Wethersfield do make this my last Will and Testament: I give unto my wife Elizabeth Churchill the use of all my estate, whether real or personal, during her natural life, excepting such parcels of land as shall hereafter be excepted, she paying all my Just Debts and after her decease my Will is that all my Land and other Estate of mine she shall then stand possessed of, to be divided as follows:

I give unto my son Joseph the House and Home-lott he now liveth on, with all other Buildings thereon, and one Lott in the Little West field, containing 10 acres, and another Lott containing 6 acres.

I give unto my son Joseph my 50-acre Lott at the West End of Wethersfield Bounds. I do give unto my son Joseph, after the decease of my wife, Elizabeth, 5 acres in the Great Swamp, and 2 acres of Meadow lying toward the lower End of sd. Meadow, and half of my 5-acre Lott at the upper End of the Great Meadow.

I give unto my son Benjamin Churchill 6 acres in the Little West Field, also 10 acres more in the West Field.

I give unto my son Benjamin, after the decease of my wife, my now Dwelling House and Home-lott and other buildings upon sd. Lott, and 7 acres of Land in the Great Swamp, and 4 acres in Beaver Meadow, and half my 5-acre Lott at the upper End of the Great Meadow.

My will is that all the rest of my Moveable Estate be equally divided betwixt my daughters Marah Church, Elizabeth Buck, Ann Rice and Sarah Wickham. My will is that my wife be sole Executrix.
Witness:
Samuel Talcott
John Deming


Note:
The Information on children below was obtained in part from the Freepages.Genealogy .rootsweb web site

The following Are the children of Josiah and Elizabeth.


1. Mary Churchill
Mary Churchill was born on 24 March 1639 and died in 1690. She married in 1665 to Samuel Church who was born 3 March 1627/8 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA. He died on 13 April 1684 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA. He was the son of Richard and Anne (Marche) Church.
  • Mary Church
    Mary as born on 23 Jan 1665 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA. She died on 18 June 1700,. Mary was married to Deacon Samuel Smith who was born in Jan 1659 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA. He died on 28 Aug 1707 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT. He was the son of Deacon Philip Smith and Rebecca Foote

  • Samuel Church
    Samuel was born on 19 Aug 1667 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA. He died in 1737 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA. He was married 1st on 7 July 1692 to Abigail Harrison who was born 11 Sept 1673 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA . She died on 7 Sept 1717 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA. She was the daughter of Isaac and Martha (Montague) Harrison. Samuel married his 2nd time on 12 Aug 1720 to Abigail Strong

  • Richard Church
    Richard was born on 9 Dec 1669 Hadley, Hampshire, MA and died 15 Oct 1696 in Sunderland, MA . He was slain by the Indians. He was married on 24 Jan 1696 to Sarah Bartlett

  • Mehetable Church
    Mehetable was born on 11 Jan 1670/1 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA and died on 25 Sept 1748 in South Hadley, Hampshire, MA. She was married Nehemiah Dickinson who was born 5 June 1672 and died 1 Oct 1715

  • Josiah Church
    Josiah was born 10 April 1674 Hadley, Hampshire, MA. He was married on 24 Nov 1699 to Thankful Brooks

  • Joseph Church
    Joseph was born 25 May 1678 Hadley, Hampshire, MA. He died in 1720/1 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, he never married

  • Benjamin Church
    Benjamin was born 1 Sept 1680 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA and died 15 Jan 1755 Hadley, in Hampshire, MA. He was married 13 Jan 1709 to Miriam Hovey who was born 27 Aug 1689 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA and died 1713 same place; Benjamn was married again on 23 Sept 1714 to Hannah Dickinson who was born 6 Sept 1684 in Amherst, MA, and died in 1724 at Hadley, Hampshire, MA; Benjamn married 3rd

  • John Church
    Benjamine was born 24 Dec 1682 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA and died 21 Mar 1751. He was married on 5 Feb 1707 to Elizabeth Olmstead

2. Elizabeth Churchill
Elizabeth Churchill  was born on 14 May 1642, she was married on 31 Oct 1660 to Henry Buck who was born in1626 and died 17 July 1712 in Wethersfield, CT at age 86 yrs. He was the son of William Buck of Wethersfield, Essex co., England. Henry Buck was constable, blacksmith and a farmer in Wethersfield, CT. Henry and Elizabeth are ancestors of President Rutherford B. Hayes through their daughter Ruth
  • Henry Buck
    Henery was born in 1662 and moved to Cohanzey, Salem, NJ pre Wethersfield, CT history

  • Samuel Buck

  • Martha Buck
    Martha was born on 15 Oct 1667 and married 27 Oct 1687 at Wethersfield, CT to Jonathan Deming who was born 12 Feb 1662/3 Northampton, Hampshire, MA the son of John Deming

  • Elizabeth Buck
    Elizabeth was born 6 June 1670

  • Mary Buck
    Mary was born 12 Mar 1672/3 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT and died in 1761 at Simsbury, Hartford, CT. She married David Buttolph who was born in 1650 and died 15 Apr 1717 at Simsbury, CT.

  • Sarah Buck
    Sarah was born on 25 July 1678, and died 31 May 1763 at age 88 years. She was married 8 July 1697 to John Rose by Capt John Chester. John was born 10 June 1675 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, and died 5 July 1751. He was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Goodrich) Rose.

  • Ruth Buck
    Born on 4 Dec 1681 married 14 Mar 1699/70 to Benjamin Smith by Stephen Mix born 12 May 1673 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA died 4 Feb 1755 Hartford, Hartford, CT son of John and Mary (Partridge) Smith

  • Mahetabel Buck
    Born on 4 Jan 1684 died 6 Mar 1767 Northfield, Franklin, MA married at Wethersfield, Hartford, CT on 10 Oct 1709 to Ebenezer4 Alexander by Robert Wells, J.P. born 17 Oct 1684 Northfield, Litchfield, CT died 22 Jan 1768 Northfield, Franklin, MA son of John and Sarah (Gaylord) Alexander.

3. Hanna Churchill
Hanna Churchill was born on 1 Nov 1644 died 1689 Wallingford, New Haven, CT died after 1688/9 Wallingford, New Haven, CT married 9 Jan 1666/7 Samuel Royce born 1 Nov 1644 New London, CT died 24 Dec 1711 Wallingford, CT son of Robert Royce and Mary Sims. Samuel married 2nd 5 June 1690 to Sarah Baldwin dau of John and Mary (Bruen) Baldwin.
  • Robert Royce (Deacon)
    Born on 27 Jan 1669 New London, New London, CT died 2 Apr 1759 Wallingford, New Haven, CT married 2 June 1692 to Mary Porter born 28 Feb 1676/7 died 11 Mar 1759 Wallingford, New Haven, CT dau of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Baldwin) Porter

  • Josiah (Joseph) Royce
    Born on 14 Feb 1670/1 New London, New London, CT died 1694 Wallingford, New Haven, CT married 12 Dec 1695 to Elizabeth Parker born ca 1673 New Haven, New Haven, CT died 10 Sept 1751 Wallingford, New Haven, CT

  • Samuel Royce
    Born on 17 April 1673 New London, New London, CT died 14 May 1757 Meriden, New Haven, CT married 12 Dec 1695 to Hannah Benedict born 8 Jan 1676 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT died 12 Jan 1767 Wallingford, New Haven, CT dau of Thomas and mary (Messenger) Benedict

  • Abigal Royce
    Born on 24 Nov 1677 Wallingford, New Haven, CT died 1678 Hartford, Hartford, CT married 13 July 1699 to Joseph Cowles born 18 June 1677 Farmington CT died 30 Nov 1760 Meriden, New Haven, CT son of Samuel and Abigail (Stanley) Cowles

  • Prudence Royce
    Born on 26 July 1680 Wallingford, New Haven, CT died 28 June 1742 Wallingfod, New Haven, CT married 18 Nov 1703 to John Austin born 14 Oct 1677 New Haven, New Haven, CT died 8 Apr 1773 Wallingford, New Haven, CT son of John and Mercy (Atwater) Austin

  • Deborah Royce
    Born on 8 Sept 1683 Wallingford, New Haven, CT died 15 Dec 1738 Wallinford, New Haven, CT married 21 Mar 1705 to Thomas Mix born 25 Mar 1679 Wallingford, New Haven, CT died 15 Dec 1738 son of Daniel and Ruth (Rockwell) Mix

  • Isaac Royce
    Born on 10 May 1688/9 Wallingford, New Haven, CT died 23 March 1728/9 Wallingford, New Haven, CT married 16 Feb 1713 to Mary Benedict born 4 Dec 1693 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT died 10 Feb 1749 Wallingford, New Haven, CT. After Isaac's death his widow married Joseph Holt on 13 July 1730

4. Ann Churchill
Ann Churchill was born in 1647 in Wethersfield; Hartford; Connecticut


5. Joseph Churchill
Joseph Churchill was born on 2 Dec 1649, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT died 1 Apr 1699, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT married 13 May 1674 at Wethersfield, Hartford, CT to Mary Tousey who died bef 4 Jul 1738, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.

Children of Joseph Churchill and Mary Tousey are:
i. Mary Churchill, b. 06 Apr 1675.
ii. Nathaniel Churchill, b. 09 Jul 1677.
iii. Elizabeth Churchill, b. 1679.
iv. Dinah Churchill, b. 1681; d. 1751.
v. Samuel Churchill, b. 1688; d. 1767.
vi. Joseph Churchill, b. 1690.
vii. David Churchill, b. 1692.
viii. Jonathan Churchill, b. 1692.
ix. Hannah Churchill, b. 1696.


6. Benjamin Churchill
Benjamin Churchill was born on 16 May 1652 married 6 July 1676 Mary died 30 Oct 1712

Ben and Mary's Children Are:

Arminel Churchill
Born Feb 1709

Prudence Churchill
Born 20 Dec 1710

Hezekiah Churchill
Born 20 Aug 1712 died 24 June 1714

Mary Churchill
Born 6 Oct 1714

Sarah Churchill
Born 11 June 1716

Josiah Churchill
Born 28 June 1720 died 28 Feb 1791 age 71 yrs

Prudence Churchill
Born 2 July 1678

Abigail Churchill
Born 18 Feb 1680/1

7. Sara Churchill
Sara Churchill was born on 11 Nov 1657 In Wethersfield; Hartford; Connecticut

8. Henery Churchill
  the youngest settled in Cobanzy, NJ

Note: For more information on Elizabeth's children see the book "Churchill's In Connecticut" starting with page 323. Note: For more information on Elizabeth's children see the book "Churchill's In Connecticut" starting with page 323.


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