Simon MILLS[1]

Male 1637 - 1683  (45 years)


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  • Name Simon MILLS 
    Born 16 Sep 1637  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 1683  Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23288  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Father Simeon MILLS,   b. 4 Apr 1612, Of Yorks, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1661, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Sarah BISSELL,   b. 1616, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1637, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married Abt 1635  Of England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • NOTE MARRIED
    Family ID F10823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary BUELL,   b. 3 Sep 1642, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1718, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1659  Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel MILLS,   b. 23 Apr 1661, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1661, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Simon MILLS,   b. 21 Jan 1662, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1662, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Buell MILLS,   b. 8 Dec 1662, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1730, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Hannah MILLS,   b. 1665, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 5 May 1721, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Simon MILLS,   b. 1 May 1667, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jul 1683, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     6. John MILLS, II,   b. 23 Jun 1668, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1697, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     7. Sarah MILLS,   b. 16 Sep 1670, East Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718  (Age 47 years)
     8. Abigail MILLS,   b. 1672, East Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1691, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     9. Elizabeth MILLS,   b. 1673-1674, East Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1777  (Age 103 years)
     10. Simon MILLS, Jr.,   b. Abt 1678, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Mar 1760, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     11. Prudence MILLS,   b. 1676, East Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1683, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F10778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Simons' parents died when he was very young, about 1637/1638. It is believed that he was cared for by his uncle Simon. This uncle Simon Mills was an early settler, baker, and trader. It is believed that Simon grew up near the southern shoreline of the Farmington River where his uncle had land granted by a plantation in 1640. On the 10 of May 1653, when Simon was about 16 he purchased a houselot, with meadow adjoining (Loomis 1:64a) or his Uncle purchased it for him. Records show that this uncle kept an account with John Pynchon, a merchant of Springfield, Massachusetts for at least 14 years after the purchase of this land so it is presummed that this land was used just for grazing cattle because it was some distance for the Mill Brook district. This land has been identified as property on Broad Street (between Rowland Lane on the east, and Broad Street on the west and between the present "Windsor House" at the corner of Broad and Center Streets at the northern end, and the Windsor Library at the southern end of Windsor centere Green) (Stiles 2:500). After Simon married Mary Buell they made there residence on this land and that it was where their first seven children were born, three of whom died young. On March 23, 1660, Simon was chosen "Fence Viewer" by the Town of Windsor (Windsor Town Acts, 1:47b) and he was named as security in the pruchase of two stears and a cow by Edward King of Thomas Ford. Simon became a supporting member of the First Church in Windsor organized in 1630 and built in Windsor on the site marked by Founders Monument in 1960. Simon purchased a short seat, holding 3 persons. Mary's father was the carpenter who built the church. After 1670, Simon, having been given a grant of land in the new plantation, at that time called Massaco (later called Simsbury), took his family, wife Mary and children Mary, Hannah, John and Sarah, over the Talcott Mountains to a new home in the undeveloped plantation. When the town was burned in 1675 by King Philip's Indians, they returned temporarily to Windsor. Information from Hazel Bird. BIOGRAPHY: Some sources site Simons father as Simon instead of John. BIOGRAPHY: MATTHEW GRANT, WILLIAM BUELL, MICHAEL HUMPHREYS, SIMON MILLS, AND JOHN CASE On March 20, 1630, a ship called the "Mary and John" sailed from Plymouth, England, bearing 140 persons bound for New England in the American colonies. On May 30, they anchored in New England at the harbor of Nantasket (now Hull), Massachusetts. Among these passengers was a young man named Matthew Grant. The "Mary and John"'s passengers stayed briefly at the nearby town of Dorchester, Massachusetts. In September 1633, some of them set sail again, down the New England Coast to a site where a scouting colony had designed a section of land for a new town of Windsor, Connecticut. In the coming months, Matthew Grant, like other members of the "Mary and John"'s party and some other colonists, made the short voyage to help establish Windsor. In 1635 Windsor's settlers began dividing the land into lots for distribution among the town's founders. As a professional serveyor, Matthew Grant was closely involved in this process. BIOGRAPHY: Indeed, Matthew Grant was one of the most influential persons nvolved in the establishment of Windsor. In addition to being the town's surveyor for several years, he served as its Town Clerk for some terms. He maintained a thorough volume called the Old Church Records, which is one of the most important records documenting Windsor's early history. BIOGRAPHY: Michael Humphreys, was a pitch-and-tar manufacturer who received land title in 1647, the same year he married Matthew Grant's daughter Priscilla. In 1653, Simon Mills, a trader, bought land in Windsor, and, at some point, John Case also bought land in the town. BIOGRAPHY: In the 1660's, a major dispute wracked the Windsor Community Church (and other churches across New England). Most New England churches, including Windsor's, were governed by townsmen with strict Puritan inclinations. As immigration in the region grew, increasing numbers of settlers arrived who were more sympathetic to the established Church of England than to Puritan beliefs. Legally, these non-Puritan settlers had little choice other than to attend the Puritan worship services and to pay taxes to support the church and the pastor's family. The non-Puritan settlers began to insist that the laws governing church membership and support be modified to reflect the changing mix of Windsor's residents. BIOGRAPHY: Michael Humphreys was particularly outspoken on this point, even standing trial in local court for his challenge to the community church. By 1669, he had had enough. He left Windsor to helped establish the nearby settlement of Simsbury. Also among our Windsor ancestors to move to Simsbury were John Case and Simon Mills, Jr., the son of the early settler of Windsor, and his wife Mary Buell, the daughter of William Buell. Bradley Rymph Genealogy Page.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.