His descendants spell the name Janes, but according to Savage he always had e before the a.
According to Dr. Reba Neighbors Collins, "In some instances, our William signed his name JEANES and other times JANES. It was pronounced the same way, the "a" as in "lane" or "cane."
Birth and parents not named by Parke or Stiles (Wethersfield Families) Nothing new in literature at NEHGS
Arrival about 1637Parke, Nathan Grier Parke, 1884-. The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & His Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth. Woodstock, Vt: The Elm Tree Press, 1960. p. 161</ref>
WILLIAM, was of New Haven 1643. He signed the Fundamental Agreement but was not one of the original 1639 signers.
He is listed in the early estate list (about 1641) with ans estate of £150 and 5 persons. He took the Oath of Fidelity in 1644; was fence viewer 1647; admitted freeman 22 May 1648.
Mr. William Janes taught school in New Haven in 1651 at a rate of £10 per year. In the fall of 1651, Wethersfield offered him a position, which he accepted. New Haven offered his the position again in 1652 but he declined.
See Reference notes for Hist. of Wethersfield.
Abt 1656 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
He was among the first sett. at Northfield, and preached to the people there under an oak tree; but twice that plantation was broken up, and he driven down to Northampton.
To Marie Hewes
12 Jun 1632
Middlesex: St. Katherine By The Tower - Parish Registers, 1626-1665
Likely incorrect because the 1632 marriage is from English records.
↑ 13.013.1 Northampton Massachusetts Vital Records Copied by Walter E Corbin. Transcribed by Robert J. Dunkle. Published by New England Historical and Genealogical Society (p. 75). Part of: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010).
Source: S-1255331280 Repository: #R-2138505842 Title: Middlesex, England, Extracted Parish Records. Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
The source for "Hewes" is Middlesex, England, Extracted Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. The "Janes-Peek Family" book shows "Mary Unkown." Therefore, we should go with the Middlesex records for the time being.
I see nothing in the old literature indicating his origins, which Anderson Directory says are unknown. There is no new literature on his origins. His parents need to be disconnected. (Actually his mother is a duplicate of his wife.) Objections?
Similarly the first wife is Mary Unknown and needs to be changed from Hewes to Unknown. Objections?