Looking for a source for wife Margaret Thorpe.
"READER, JOHN, Springfield 1636, had gr. of ld. but did not long cont. perhaps was of New Haven in 1643; Stratford 1650; but last of Newtown, L. I. 1656."
John Reader was granted land in Springfield, called Agawam, (now Massachusetts, then part of the Connecticut Colony) 16 May 1636, which was the year that Springfield was established. The land was thus described, "Next the lott of John Cable lys the lott of John Reader beinge twelve rod in bredth and fouer acres and a halfe in marish at the fore end of his home lott.
Court 5 Febr. 1639/40. "Itt is ordered by the court, thatt Mr. Malbon and John Reader, and whosoever else hath any thing to doe wth the estate of William Thorpe, late deceased, shall appeare att the next court for the settleing of thatt busines."
Court 3 Aprill 1640. "Itt is ordered that John Reader in whose hands William Thorps goods was left, shall have them forth comeing so as to give a good accoumpt of them att the next court, or when he shall be called, thatt those to whom he was ingaged may be satisfied." Unfortunately nothing is ever said again in the court records about this.
Court 7th 2d Mon 1640 (probably 1641). "John Reader was fined 40s for breakeing the order of the Court in exacting greater wages (then the Court had deter mined,) for 20 dayes worke wch he confessed he had received mony for."
John Reader, of New Haven, 1643, came to Stratford among the first Settlers. His home lot, No. 10, he sold with several pieces of land in 1659, to David Mitchell, and appears to have removed from the town.
A 1656 list entitled "the Indian rate," is a nearly perfect list of the male residents of Middelburg Village of Newtown in 1656, four years after the town was planted. It is the rate that each "purchaser" paid to buy the land from the indians, and was based on the number of acres each held. John Reeder paid a fairly average amount of £1 10s 0d. A John, farmer, made an agreement 4 Jan. 1666-7 with a group of neighbors to build one fence to protect their plantings, however in light of the suggested death by 1660, perhaps this is the son John.
John died at Newtown by 9 Mar 1660."
Possible sons who are in the records of Newtown are:
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On 8 Jul 2015 at 17:48 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 9 May 2014 at 23:08 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:
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