no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Nicholas Street III (bef. 1604 - 1674)

Rev. Nicholas Street III
Born before in Bridgewater, Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married about 1628 in Somerset, Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married after Nov 1660 in New Haven, New Haven Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 16 Jan 2021
02:00: Chase Ashley edited the Biography for Nicholas Street III (bef.1604-1674). (Deleted Methodist minister categories since Methodism didn't exist until after 1700) [Thank Chase for this]
This page has been accessed 4,186 times.
The Puritan Great Migration.
Nicholas Street III migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
Join: Puritan Great Migration Project
Discuss: pgm

Contents

Biography

Parentage; Date and Place of Birth

Nicholas Street, the son of Nicholas Street and Susanna (Gilbert) Street, was baptized at St. Mary's church, Bridgewater, Somerset, England on 29 January 1603/4.[1][2]

Education

Nicholas (described as Nicholas Streete of Somerset, gent.) matriculated at Broadgates Hall at Oxford on 2 November 1621 at the age of 18.[3][2][4] He received his B.A. from Pembroke College at Oxford on 21 February 1624/5.[3][2][4]

After a gap of about a decade, Nicholas went to Cambridge and received his M.A. from Emmanuel College in 1636.[5][3][2] Emmanuel College was originally intended for training Protestant ministers.[6]

Residency near Taunton, England

Nicholas's father's will granted him the "ancient estate in Rowbarton near Taunton & lease of Huntspill."[7] It seems that Nicholas moved to that estate. According to Robert Charles Anderson's "The Great Migration Directory," Nicholas's last place of residence before he emigrated from England was Norton Fitzwarren,[8] which is a village just west of Rowbarton and no doubt the location of the estate that Nicholas had inherited from his father in his will.

First Marriage

Based on Nicholas's date of baptism (January 1603/4) and the estimated date of birth of his eldest child (Susanna, about 1629), Nicholas probably married his first wife about 1628. Based on his probable date of emigration (1637), they were almost certainly married in England. Based on the fact that Nicholas had lived in Bridgewater, Somerset growing up and later lived near Taunton, Somerset, Nicholas and his first wife were very likely married somewhere in Somerset.

As discussed in her profile, the identity of Nicholas' first wife is unknown and there is no reliable evidence that her first name was Alice or that her maiden name as Pool.

Immigration

According to Robert Charles Anderson's "The Great Migration Directory," Nicholas immigrated to New England in 1637 on the ship Elizabeth.[8] This date of immigration is consistent with the fact that Nicholas graduated from Emmanuel College in 1636 and the consensus that he was at what-became Taunton by 1638 or 1639.

Ministry in Taunton, Plymouth Colony

Nicholas served as minister of the church of Taunton from 1638-9 to November 1659.[9] It is reasonably believed by some that he was at least partially responsible for the town being named Taunton in 1639.[10] His house was on the corner of Spring and Summer Street, two houses down from Mr. Poole's estate. Nicholas sold his property in Taunton for 150 pounds pursuant to a deed made made by his attorneys James Wyatt and George Macye in 1658.[11]

Children

Nicholas and his first wife had the following children:

  1. Susannah, b. perhaps about 1629[12] probably in Somerset, England,[13] m. about 1650 George Macey[14] at Taunton,[15] d. after 16 Apr 1696[16]
  2. Hannah, b. perhaps about 1631[17] probably in Somerset, England,[13] m. about 1652 Henry Andrews[18] at Taunton, d. before 1659[19]
  3. Samuel, b. about 1634[20] probably in Somerset, England,[13] grad. Harvard 1664,[21] m. 3 Nov 1664 Anna Miles at New Haven,[21][22][23] d. 16 Jan 1717 (age 82) in Wallingford, Connecticut[21][22][23]
  4. Sarah, b. perhaps about 1639[24] at Taunton,[13] about m. 20 Nov 1662 James Heaton at New Haven[25]
  5. Abiah, b. about 1641 at Taunton,[26] m. 28 Sep 1664 Daniel Sherman at New Haven[27]

Ministry in New Haven, Connecticut Colony

In November 1659, Nicholas moved to New Haven in the Connecticut Colony to serve as a colleague with Rev. John Davenport. He was ordained teaching elder there in November 26, 1659.[9][28] Nicholas was on a committee with Governor Newman, Deputy Governor Treat and Mr. Davenport in 1660 for the establishment of what became the Hopkins School,[29][30] and, with Mr. Davenport, represented the Colony in 1662 and 1663 in its various disputes with the troublesome Dr. Bray Rossiter.[31][32] After Rev. Davenport removed to Boston in 1668, Nicholas served as the sole minister of the church of New Haven until his death.[9][28]

Second Marriage

Nicholas's unidentified first wife died before or soon after his removal to New Haven. Nicholas married, second, Mary Newman, widow of Gov. Francis Newman of New Haven,[33][9] who died in November 1660.[34]

Will; Death

Nicholas made his will on 14 April 1674. In his will, he described himself as "Teacher of ye Church of Christ in New Haven" and made bequests to son Samuel, daughters Susannah Mason (sic; Macey), Sarah Heaton and Abijah Shearman, grandchildren Samuel Street and Hannah Andrews, Sarah Allsup, and his wife (unnamed). He appointed his wife as sole executrix and friends Mr. James Davids and Mr. Nicholas Augar as assistants.[35][36]

Nicholas died on 22 April 1674 in New Haven.[37][2] A cenotaph for him and certain descendants can be found at at Hillside Cemetery Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut.[38]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Somerset Baptism Index on Find My Past
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Donald Lines Jacobus, "John Gilbert of Taunton, Mass. and the Maternal Ancestry of Rev. Nicholas Street of Taunton, Mass., and New Haven, Conn." The American Genealogist, Vol. 27 (1951), p 11
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Joseph Foster, "Alumnis Oronienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714, Volume IV -Early Series," 1892, p 1435
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mary A. Street, "The Street Genealogy," 1895, pp 2-3
  5. 5.0 5.1 John Venn and J.A. Venn, "Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part I, Volume IV," 1927 p 174
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Emmanuel College, Cambridge," wikipedia.org
  7. 7.0 7.1 J. Henry Lea, "Parentage of Rev. Nicholas Street, of New Haven, CT," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 46 (1892), p 267
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Richard Charles Anderson, "The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1640, a Concise Compendium," New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2015, p 323
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Samuel Hopkins Emery, "History of Taunton, Massachusetts from Its First Settlement to the Present Time," 1893, p 176
  10. 10.0 10.1 Quarter Millennial Celebration of the City of Taunton, Massachusetts, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, 1889," City Government of Taunton, 1889, p 164
  11. 11.0 11.1 Quarter Millennial Celebration of the City of Taunton, Massachusetts, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, 1889," City Government of Taunton, 1889, pp 256-9
  12. Based on estimated date of marriage.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Based on Nicholas's presumed residency at estimated date of birth.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Mary A. Street, "The Street Genealogy," 1895, p 5
  15. Based on Nicholas's and George's residency at the time.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Abstract of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987, p 12
  17. Based on siblings estimated birth date and date of birth of her daughter in 1653 or 1654.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Almon D. Hodges, Jr, "Henry Andrews of Taunton and the Calves Pasture," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. LII (1898), p 17
  19. 19.0 19.1 Based on husband's second marriage to Mary Wadsworth about 1659. See Almon D. Hodges, Jr, "Henry Andrews of Taunton and the Calves Pasture," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. LII (1898), p 17
  20. Based on supposed age of 82 at death in January 1717
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Mary A. Street, "The Street Genealogy," 1895, p 6
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Henry A. Street, "Rev. Nicholas Street and His Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 44 (1890), p 184
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Stephen Dodd, "The East-Haven Register, In Three Parts, A.H. Maltby & Co., 1824, p 153
  24. Based on date of marriage and estimated date of birth of sister Abiah.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Mary A. Street, "The Street Genealogy," 1895, p 8
  26. Based on supposed age of 75 at death in November 1716.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Mary A. Street, "The Street Genealogy," 1895, p 9
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Dana, James. Doctor Dana's Two Occasional Discourses (n.p., 1801). p. 47. Link to page at archive.org.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Charles J. Hoadly, "Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven," 1858, p 377
  30. 30.0 30.1 "Hopkins School," wikipedia.com
  31. 31.0 31.1 Charles J. Hoadly, "Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven," 1858, p 455
  32. 32.0 32.1 Charles J. Hoadly, "Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven," 1858, p 514
  33. 33.0 33.1 Mary A. Street, "The Street Genealogy," 1895, p 4
  34. 34.0 34.1 "Francis Newman," wikipedia.com
  35. 35.0 35.1 Winifred S. Alcorn, "Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book I, Part I, 1647-1687," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 81 (1927), p 131
  36. 36.0 36.1 Samuel Hopkins Emery, "History of Taunton, Massachusetts from Its First Settlement to the Present Time," 1893, p 182
  37. 37.0 37.1 Stephen Dodd, "The East-Haven Register, In Three Parts, A.H. Maltby & Co., 1824, p 162
  38. 38.0 38.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #27725734


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Nicholas your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message private message private message private message a profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Nicholas by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.

Simplified.

Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.

Comments: 16

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Street-27 and Street-783 appear to represent the same person because: Ok, looks to be duplicates with Street-27 with the correct data
posted by Sandy Culver
Street-783 and Street-27 appear to represent the same person because: Assumed meant to be Same person of Gilbert mother
posted by Chris Gilbert
Anne - Thanks for the cite. My doubt with the picture is that there were a bunch of Rev Nicholas Streets. I haven't found the source of the photo attached to this profile, but the guy in the painting looks a lot like the guy in this painting of a later Rev Nicholas Street: https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibit/reverend-nicholas-street-1730-1806

It is also curious that the picture is not in "The Street Genealogy," Emery's "Ministry of Taunton" or "History of Taunton," or the "Millennial Celebration of the City of Taunton."

posted by Chase Ashley
This photo came from the book, the street genealogy, 1895. page 38 1/2 (they do not number the photo pages in the book but it is between page 38 and 29).
posted by Ed Street
Thanks, Ed. Oddly that page is not included in the copy of that book on ancestry.com. I found it in a copy on hathitrust.org. Since pp 38-39 contain the bio for the Rev. Nicholas Street who was born in 1730, I take that as confirmation that the image is not for this profile's Rev. Nicholas Street. I am reattaching it to the correct Rev. Nicholas Street.
posted by Chase Ashley
I have a hard copy of the book. They also list a coat of arms for the Nicholas Street line. I myself am from the Worcester branch of Street's often merged with Nicholas Street's line incorrectly. The entry the photo is next to is #48, B feb 21,1730 / D oct 8, 1806. I can attach a photo here.
posted by Ed Street
Thanks, Ed. No need to attach the photo. It shouldn't be attached to this profile. I attached the existing photo and a better one to the correct profile: Street-1881
posted by Chase Ashley
I first found the book when I was in college in the 1990s in Tennessee, while doing some genealogy research. I bought a copy for my parents. I was adding to the Street Name Study and ran across the photo and commented since the book is on my desk here :)
posted by Ed Street
Chase:

Citation GMD for Henry Street? Did you mean Nicholas? Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration Directory (The). Immigrants to New Englnad, 1620-1640. A Concise Compendium. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.) p. 323.

Picture: the caption seems to have been part of the original image and it says Rev. Nicholas Street. Beyond that ?

posted by Anne B
I came across this interesting bio on Nicholas Street, which seems to incorporate a lot of info that is not generally available online. https://commonheroes3.wordpress.com/11th-generation/street-nicholas-anne/

It relies extensively on Elizabeth Street Mason's 1996 "Street Family Connections" , which seems available in only a few libraries. http://www.worldcat.org/title/street-family-connections-a-history-and-genealogy/oclc/34570919

posted by Chase Ashley
Re picture - I guess the question is, how do we know that is a picture of the profile's Nicholas Street?
posted by Chase Ashley
Thanks, Anne.

The NGSQ citation is for: Peter Wilson Coldham, "Genealogical Gleanings in England: Passengers and Ships to America, 1618-1668," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 71 (September 1983): 163-192 . http://members.ngsgenealogy.org/NGSQSearch/listindex.cfm

M&JCH is Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 - Both Vol 25 and 26 supposed contain records relating to Nicholas Street. http://www.maryandjohn1630.com/vol25.html

Unfortunately, neither NGSQ nor M&JCH seems to be available online. Either or both are probably the source of Norton Fitzwarren and the ship Elizabeth. They do not seem to be covered in the other sources Anderson relied upon.

By any chance, do you have a proper citation for the Henry Street info in the Great Migration Directory?

posted by Chase Ashley
From GMD

Nicholas Street origins Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset. migration on the Elizabeth 1637 to Taunton and then New Haven. Srces listed [NGSQ 71:177; PCR 1:143; Lechford 319; M&JCH 25:61-64 26:58-59; TAG 27 9-11 NEHGr 46:256-67, 47:348-49; Henry a Street, The street genealogy (1895)

The picture came from Find a grave with no provenance at FAG, but I suspect it's probably ok to use.

posted by Anne B
Do we have a source for that picture?
posted by Chase Ashley
Anyone have a full cite (and fuller excerpt) for the info from The Great Migration Directory?
posted by Chase Ashley

Rejected matches › Nicholas Street II (1575-1617)