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Robert Abbott (1604 - 1658)

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Robert Abbott
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Husband of — married about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married about in New Haven Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Branford, New Haven Colonymap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 28 May 2011 | Last significant change: 13 Nov 2018
07:45: Gwendy (Thompson) Darling edited the data for Robert Abbott. [Thank Gwendy for this]
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Categories: New Haven, New Haven Colony | Branford, New Haven Colony | Watertown, Massachusetts | Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Robert Abbott is a featured name in Anderson's Great Migration Series. There is more information there.

Anderson makes no mention of parents. Maurice Abbot was attached as father, but has been disconnected due to lack of source.


Robert Abbot was first in Watertown, Massachusetts, about 1634. He was in Wethersfield 1640, New Haven in 1642, and Branford in 1649.[1] First in Watertown, then Wethersfield 1636, New Haven 1642 & Banford 1646.[2]

Watertown, Massachusetts.
Robte Abbitt was a freeman in Massachusetts 3 Sep 1634.[3] This record doesn't specify in which town he resided, but he is in a group of known Watertown men.

He was granted at Watertown 25 July 1636 thirty-five acres. And an inventory of grants lists three parcels, a ten acre homestall, and three acres of meadow in addition to the 35 acre piece[4]

Wethersfield, Connecticut
He served on the Connecticut Colony Particular court jury, 2 July 1640 p. 55 and 2 Sep 1641 p. 66 Trumbull 1

Robert Abbott recorded, 5 April 1641, his homestead, consisting of house, barn, and 5 acres of land.[5]

New Haven, New Haven Colony
He received the freeman's charge 6 Aug 1642, at New Haven Colony[6] and took the Oath of Fidelity in 1644, when it was first introduced.

New Haven Court 5th 2nd Month 1643. "Itt is ordered thatt brother Abbott and brother Hull shall be freed fro trayning, by reason of their bodyly infirmityes."

1645: "Rob* Abbott and Will Paine desired that their land might be layd out on the East side, in such a forme as may be con venient for them to fence itt and improve itt.

"A Court held the 5 of August, 1645 Robt Abbott having his goates driven forth towards the keeper, butt were found in the quarter yett had done no dam age, desired the judgm' of the Court whether he were lyable to pay 6d a head by vertue of the order agst goates."

Branford, New Haven Colony
Branford was settled by men from Wethersfield, who purchased the land from New Haven, the land having been purchased earlier from the natives. Robert Abbott joined this group of men in 1645.[7]

His unknown first wife died by 1649.[2]

His second wife was Mary, who married (2) 4 Nov 1659, in Branford, John Robins.[1][2]

Death and Probate
Abbot died 31 Sep 1658 says the records in Branford.[8][1] Of course, there is no 31st of Sept.

Robert died intestate.[9] On 4 Nov 1659 John Robins of Branford, weaver, agreed to pay or to see they were paid, the children of Robert Abut, the portions appointed by the court. To: Petter Abut, eldest son, 1L 5d; to Matthew Roe L5 9s; Debora Abbut L7 9s; and to the others as they come of age L10 9s- John Abut; Joship Abbut, Danill Abbut, Abigal Abbut, and Marie Abbut.[2]

Children:[1] First 3 by 1st wife. Starting at John by second wife Mary.[2]

  1. Sarah m. Matthew Rowe
  2. Peter d. 1667 m. Elizabeth Evarts
  3. Deborah m. Nathan Andrews
  4. John b. 1649; apprenticed 1658, age 9. 3. 5. Recd. his portion of father's estate. 17 March 1670/1. no further record[2]
  5. Abigail b. 1650
  6. Robert bp 1651
  7. John/Joseph b. 1652 Branford records (Barbour Collection) call him John son of Robert b. 20 April 1652. Called Joseph in the settlement of his father's estate. 2 April 1677[2]
  8. Benjamin b. 1653; d. 1654
  9. Daniel b. 12 Feb 1654
  10. Mary b. 1657.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Great Migration 1634-1635, A-B. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume 1, A-B, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999.
  3. Shurtleff, Nathaniel. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England (William White, Boston, 1853-) p. 369
  4. Watertown Records Volume 1 part 2 (Watertown, Mass.: Fred G. Barker, 1894) p. 5; [ pp. 101/2
  5. Stiles, Henry Reed. and Sherman W. Adams. The History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut... Vol I – History, Part 1. New York: The Grafton Press., 1903. Vol 1 pt 1 p. 246
  6. Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857. Freeman p. 76; Inifirmities 86; Oath 138; land 156; goats 168;
  7. Atwater, Edward Elias, and Lucy M. Hewitt, and Bessie E. Beach. History of the Colony of New Haven to Its Absorption Into Connecticut Meriden, Connecticut: 1902 p. 598, 613
  8. White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. "Branford" p. 1. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
  9. Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven, From May 1653 to the Union. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1858. p 302
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2016-05-21), entry for Daniel ABBOTT.

  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI), Name: Robert Abbot, Birth Date: 1600,

Birthplace: Eng.MS, Connecticut, Volume 01, Page number: 107? Reference: Directory of the anc. heads of New England fams. Comp. By Frank R. Holmes. NewYork, 1923. (274p.):1

Connecticut Town Death Records\u002C pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

New England\u002C The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins\u002C 1620-1635, Emigration Year 1634, First Residence Place Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Est Year Changed Residence 1646, Also Resided At Branford, Death Date Sep 1658 Death Place Branford

U.S. and Canada\u002C Passenger and Immigration Lists Index\u002C 1500s-1900s, Source Bibliography VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986. Page

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On 26 Apr 2016 at 18:06 GMT Anne B wrote:

Abbott-3309 and Abbott-537 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these are meant to be the same Robert. I am questioning the father Maurice. He will be disconnected if a valid source is not found. Abbott-3309 was also attached: an Elizabeth who married Gabriel Harris (which is why I believe they are the same Robert. She is not his daughter and was disconnected. After the merge or before she should be disconnected from the merged profile. See the bio on Abbott-3308

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