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John Wakeman (bef. 1601 - 1661)

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John Wakeman
Born before in Bewdley,
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Husband of — married in , Bewdley, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hartford, , Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Feb 2011
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John Wakeman was baptized in 29 Mar 1601 in Bewdley, Worcester, England, son of Francis and Anne (Goode) Wakeman.

He married 28 Jan 1628/9 in Bewdley Elizabeth dau of William Hopkins and Helen Vicaris.[1]

He died in 1660/61 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. He was buried 21 October 1661.

" ... Will dated 18 Jun 1660, inventory taken 14 Sep 1661 mentions, among others, "... I give unto daughter Helina, wife to John Talcott ...and to ech of their three children ... namely unto John, Elizabeth and Samuel ... to my son Samuell Wakeman's two sons, namely, Samuell and John ... my daughter Kitchell's daughter Elizabeth ..."

  • Will - A Digest of The Early Connecticut Probate Records, Charles William Manwaring, vol I page 158


  1. The American Genealogist, 48:209, citing the will of William Hopkins of Bewdley dated 6 May 1647 which names son-in-law John Wakeman of New England and Elizabeth his wife.

A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records compiled by Chas Wm Manwaring, vol 1, publ 1904, pg 158

Note the following narrative - "Ellen-Elinor-Helena, Wife of Henry Glover of New Haven, CT" by Paul W. Prindle, F. A. S. G. in The American Genealogist vol 48, 1972, p 209-210 has an error in that it mistakes Joseph for John - " ... Will dated 18 Jun 1660 mentions, among others, his daughter Helena, wife of Joseph Talcott [is this an error - should be John Talcott] of Hartford, his cousin [i.e. nephew] John Walker ..."

Wakeman genealogy, 1630-1899, page 159, #2

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On 18 Sep 2017 at 05:14 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

On 4 Dec 2015 at 22:11 GMT Teriann Wakeman wrote:

Wakeman Genealogy book has a chapter on John Wakeman starting on page 46.

He was on a list of freemen of the Courte of New Haven held on June, 4, 1639

He was a signer of articles of agreement for both church and state of the colony of New Haven

John is 17 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 21 degrees from Katy Jurado and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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