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William BUELL


  • Born: Abt 1616-1619, Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, England
  • Married: 18 Nov 1640, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Died: 1-2 Sep 1684, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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   General Notes:

Monument to First Hartford Settlers, Hartford CT: "...?Stephen Post..."

Lucy Mayberry BARBER Cole, Dictated by her father Capt Levi BARBER, and copied by her great grand daughter Linda Jean ENGLE Lackore Summer 2000:
"The first settlers of Simsbury Connecticut came from Windsor Connecticut. A very large proportion of the inhabitants as late as 1845 can trace their ancestry to that small flock who under the pastoral charge of the Rev Mr Warham left England in 1630 and after remaining a short time in Dorchester Massachusetts near Boston removed in the fall of 1635 and spring of 1636 to Windsor Connecticut."

History of the Simon Mills Family, Katie R Mills, Vol I
p3: "...Also in the year 1659 on 23 Feb the records of Windsor list the marriage of Simeon Mills and Mary Buell.
"It is probable that these two items in the year 1659 gave rise to the supposed need of two men named Simon Mills in Windsor at that time, it being obvious that Simon Mills could not marry in Februarywhen his wife lived until July!
"Apparently those who worked on early Mills records failed to remember that in those days the New Year began in the middle of the month of March- not on January 1st as it does today. This arrangement puts the month of February at the end of the year instead of near the beginning. So the marriage to Mary Buell in February occurred more than seven months after the death of wife in July- both dates being at that time in the year 1659. Nowadays when one uses a date such as this, it is written Feb 1659/1660 to remind the reader of the difference in the calendar today and that of the 1600's. Then it was their year 1659, but now it is our year 1660.
"Mary Buell was a young girl then, in her 17th year, having been born at Windsor, 2 Sep 1642, eldest daughter of William and Mary (_____) Buell. William Buell was of Welsh origin, having come to America in 1630 with his mother, who was called in the records 'Goode Buell.' They had lived first at Dorchester, and then moved to Windsor, where the mother died 3 Dec 1639; and where land was granted to William Buell 1 Dec 1640. Windsor records have his marriage 18 Nov 1640, but the name of the bride is not entered in the record. Her given name was Mary. They became parents of seven children, of whom five grew up and married. William Buell died at Windsor 16 Nov 1681; his widow Mary Buell died there 1 Sep 1684..."

History of the Buell Family in England and America, Abert Welles, American College Genealogy Registry, Family History Heraldry Society Library, 1881, NY
p1: "First Generation.
"William Buell or Bewelle or Beville or Dorchester MA and Windsor CT, was born at Chesterton in Huntingdonshire England about 1610 and emigrated to America about 1630. He settled first at Dorchester MA and thence removed to Windsor Ct about 1635/1636 where he died 23 Nov 1681. "Baylies II 211: 'William Buell, Sr was in the first land division in Windsor. In his Will he gave all his tools to his two sons, Samuel and Peter, and gave his daughter, Mary Mills L5 more than any of his other daughters.
"'William Buellgave his son Peter the land given him by Windsor, and half of his tools, and the other half to Samuel.
"'William Buell and his wife in Oct 1650 were indicted in Plymouth Colony as Baptists.
"' In Oct 1650, John Hazel, Edward Smith and his wife, Obadiah Holmes, Joseph Terry and his wife, the wife of James Mann, William Buell and his wife, were indicted for continuing their meeting from house to house on the Lord's Day, contrary to the order of the Court; but it does not appear that any punishment was inflicted.'
"Windsor Records 29 Mar 1652: 'Accounts made with William Buell for work done in the Meeting Howse, etc: The Elder's Pew, Deakon's Pew, Magistrat's Pew, and their Wives' Pew, formerly paid, and forthe fower rowes of seats in the Meeting House when the dours are up. We find that his work comes to L28.19s.00d. And for the new worke about altering the Magistrat's wife's Pew, and others in that rang, comes to L4.3s.8d.- the holle sume is L33.2s.8d.
"'William Buell Sr of Windsor died 23 Nov 1681. His Will dated 26 Jul 1681. Inventory offered by his wife, Mary dated 26 Jul 1681, L147.2s.7d. Mary, his relict, made oath 6 Mar 1681/1682 that she had made a true presentment of hisestate. Widow Mary Buell died at Windsor 1 Sep 1684. William Buell's mother probably came with him to Windsor, as the Windsor Record says: 'Goode Buell died at Windsor 3 Dec 1639.'
"William Buel was one of those Religious enthusiasts knownin Old and New England as Puritans of whom Russell wrote that they were 'the most remarkable body of men the world has ever produced.' They came out from Society and the Churches, became dissenters, non-conformists, and recusants..."

Directory of Descendants of Founders of Windsor CT, 350th Anniv Comm, Stephen E Simon, Kent CL Avery, 24 Sep 1983
pv: "Buell, William (D = Dorchester MA) 1640.
p21: "Earliest date mentioned in Windsor records 1640. Mar 18 Nov 1640 Mary. Died23 Nov 1681. See Buell Family Association c/o Mrs June A. Buell Woodstock Valley CT 06282."

17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century 1915-1975, Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, Baltimore Genealogi- cal Publishing Co Inc, 1987, p40:
"William Buell (1610-1681) CT, m. Mary Post, Landowner."

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol I, p280: "William Bewell (Buell), Windsor. Died 16 Nov 1681. Invt L147-12-10. Taken 30 Nov 1681. Will dated 26 Jul 1681."

A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records 1677 to 1687.
Page 219-20 Name: Widow Mary Buell Location: Windsor
Died 1st September, 1684. Invt. 19-15-06. Taken 11 October, 1684, by James Hilliard & Samuel Barber. Will dated 29 August, 1684.
I Mary Buell, being very weak and nigh to death, but having my natural Understanding, having some smale things to dispose of, my Will is that my Eldest daughter Mary Mills shall have my Westcoate, Coat, & that Hatt which was Sarah's, & 1 white linen apron, & 1 blue Apron which it is woue; & the rest of my Wool & Linen Clothes I give to my daughter Hannah Palmer, & my Hatt, & 1 pewter Platter, & 1 tin pann. I give to my daughter Hepzibah Welles 6 yards of linen Cloth, & I give to my gr. child Mary Palmer Wool Cloth to make her a Coat, & to my gr. Child Sarah Palmer Wool Cloth for a Waste Coat, & the rest of my Wool Cloth is to be divided between my daughters Mary & Hannah, & the rest of my linen cloth is to be diuided between my two daughters Mary and Hannah, & I give to my daughter Hannah 1 blue apron, & that is all that I give to my daughter.
(Will not signed.)
Witness: James Hillier, Mary X Hillier.
Court Record, Page 105--24 March, 1684-5: Will Proven. Adms. to Peter Buell. Capt. Newbery and John Moore appointed to Distribute the Estate, to be equally divided to the Children of sd. Buell.

   Marriage Information:

Mary married William BUELL, son of Sir Robert BUELL and Catherine GOODE, on 18 Nov 1640 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (William BUELL was born on 17 Feb 1605-1610 in Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, England, christened on 17 Feb 1604/05 in Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, England and died 16-23 Nov 1681 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

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