Michael HUMPHREY[1]

Male 1607 - 1695  (88 years)


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  • Name Michael HUMPHREY 
    Born 1607  Of Lyme Regis, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Sep 1620  Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1695  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23397  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father Samuel HUMPHREY,   b. 1580-1588, Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1634, St. Malo, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Susanna,   b. 1585, Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1648, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1608 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • NOTE MARRIED
    Family ID F8738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla GRANT,   b. 14 Sep 1626, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1669, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1647  Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sgt. John HUMPHREY,   b. 7 Jun 1650, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1697, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Mary HUMPHREY,   b. 24 Oct 1653, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1697  (Age 44 years)
     3. Lt. Samuel HUMPHREY,   b. 15 May 1656, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1736, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Sarah HUMPHREY,   b. 6 Mar 1658, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1726  (Age 68 years)
     5. Martha HUMPHREY,   b. 5 Oct 1663, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730  (Age 66 years)
     6. Abigail HUMPHREY,   b. 23 Mar 1666, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1697, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     7. Hannah HUMPHREY,   b. 21 Oct 1669, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1750, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F8589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Letter to Michael Dated 24 Jan 1648 From his parents in Lyme "My Endeared son I have not read one line from you this 10 months and now the intent is only to entreat you that you be pleased to write me a line or two wheather you may come on to me or no also of the livelihood of the place. If dead I shall entreat the pity to whom this may belong to return me an answer if by any means possible, that so I may know how passages dust go with you or any whom it may concern. And indeed I have a long time waited upon the most high God, how he hath pleased through the riches of his mercy to declare his love unto me being a nothing creature. I must say as the Psalmist doth, Oh the depth of the love of God bestowed upon me a nothing creature. I have found the goodness of God working abundantly for an through the riches of his mercy toward me. Oh the fullness of joy and sweetness is found by me in the Lord Jesus. I do speak unto Thee even this language, come my son come my dear be not dishearted tis he that worketh in us both the will and the dead. God from the scripture speaks unto us in this language and declare himself as followth I am God I change not. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am God and change not. I am God and there is more besides me. Oh my child thou art the child of mine bosom. Fear not, God is found in them that sought him not. The tongue cannot express how he hath been found by my trouble in so much that I cannot say trouble but much joy in it. (one line in lost and it continues).... "sorrows but joy abundantly. Dear child U can say but little more, but omega the beginning and the end. Alpha everlasting none by him. My dear, the last letter I wrote unto you was the 18th of May 1648 by a friend which God was pleased to give you life, came safe to your hand. In it I advised you the rec't of your writing six months before, by whom it did take notice of your marriage and also that you were gone further."(the last fold of page ,about ten lines are lost and conclusion of the letter is the top of the reverse side of the paper) "More than that we are all dear affectionate friends to the end of the world. Mr Samuell Humphrey Susanna Hump rey 1648 1648 Know this that we are all in good health and live well." This letter has been copied from the fragments of the ancient letter, written on course paper, faintly ruled. It was written in hand with capital letters flourished and apparently of the Same hand. It is not known which parent wrote it, but both signatures are of the writer. It is assumed that it was written by Susanna. Copied by Otis M. Humphrey M.D. Boston Mass 13 July 1868 Letter to Michael Dated 24 Jan 1648 From his parents in Lyme "My Endeared son I have not read one line from you this 10 months and now the intent is only to entreat you that you be pleased to write me a line or two wheather you may come on to me or no also of the livelihood of the place. If dead I shall entreat the pity to whom this may belong to return me an answer if by any means possible, that so I may know how passages dust go with you or any whom it may concern. And indeed I have a long time waited upon the most high God, how he hath pleased through the riches of his mercy to declare his love unto me being a nothing creature. I must say as the Psalmist doth, Oh the depth of the love of God bestowed upon me a nothing creature. I have found the goodness of God working abundantly for an through the riches of his mercy toward me. Oh the fullness of joy and sweetness is found by me in the Lord Jesus. I do speak unto Thee even this language, come my son come my dear be not dishearted tis he that worketh in us both the will and the dead. God from the scripture speaks unto us in this language and declare himself as followth I am God I change not. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am God and change not. I am God and there is more besides me. Oh my child thou art the child of mine bosom. Fear not, God is found in them that sought him not. The tongue cannot express how he hath been found by my trouble in so much that I cannot say trouble but much joy in it. (one line in lost and it continues).... "sorrows but joy abundantly. Dear child U can say but little more, but omega the beginning and the end. Alpha everlasting none by him. My dear, the last letter I wrote unto you was the 18th of May 1648 by a friend which God was pleased to give you life, came safe to your hand. In it I advised you the rec't of your writing six months before, by whom it did take notice of your marriage and also that you were gone further."(the last fold of page ,about ten lines are lost and conclusion of the letter is the top of the reverse side of the paper) "More than that we are all dear affectionate friends to the end of the world. Mr Samuell Humphrey Susanna Hump rey 1648 1648 Know this that we are all in good health and live well." This letter has been copied from the fragments of the ancient letter, written on course paper, faintly ruled. It was written in hand with capital letters flourished and apparently of the Same hand. It is not known which parent wrote it, but both signatures are of the writer. It is assumed that it was written by Susanna. Copied by Otis M. Humphrey M.D. Boston Mass 13 July 1868 BIOGRAPHY: Bir-Mar-Ord; FGR Film # 1274379 and #261240 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. 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 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. 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. BIOGRAPHY: hum3.paf Moved to Windsor, CT 1642, Freeman in 1657, to Simsbury 1669 Lived in 1642 at Main St. S of Sandy Hill Road, house on W end opposite where road turns N Engaged in making tar and pitch in Simsbury with John Tinker and John Griffin, in 1662 engaged in mercantile transactions with his brother Samuel and Henry Pose in St. Malo, France (see Private Controversies, Vol I, Docs. 48-59. State Library, Hartford). As a member of the Church of England he protested, together with James Eno and others, against paying taxes for the support of ministry in Windsor. In 1667, is one of the Windsor "dragoons". In 1669 became one of the earliest 13 and most prominent settlers of Simsbury (formerly Massacco). In 1670, one of the State deputies to General Court. Resided in that part of Simsbury known as Westogue. 1681-1685 was active in establishing the ministry, etc, in Sims; was evidently a leading man in civil and ecclesiastical matters; date of death not known, but division of his estate was 19 March 1695/6. Contents of Letter to Michael Dated 24 Jan 1648 from his parents in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England My Endeared Son I have not read one line from you this 10 months and now the intent is only to entreat you that you be pleased to write me a line or two wheather you may come on to me or no also of the livelihood of the place. If dead I shall entreat the pity to whom this may belong to return me an answer if by any means possible, that so I may know how passages dust go with you or any whom it may concern. And indeed I have a long time waited upon the most high God, How he hath pleased through the riches of his mercy to declare his love unto me being a nothing creature. I must say as the Psalmist doth, Oh the depth of the love of God bestowed upon me a nothing creature. I have found the goodness of God working abundantly for an through the riches of his mercy toward me. Oh the fullness of joy and sweetness is found by me in the Lord Jesus. I do speak unto Thee even this language, come my son com my dear be not dishearted tis he that worketh in us both the will and the dead. God from the scripture speaks unto us in this language and declare himself as followth I am God I change not. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am God and change not. I am God and there is more besides me. Oh my child thou art the child of mine bosom. Fear not, God is found in them that sought him not. The tongue cannot express how he hath been found by my trouble in so much that I cannot say trouble but much joy in it. (one line in lost and it continues)...."sorrows but joy abundantly. Dear child U can say but little more, but omega the beginning and the end. Alpha everlating none by him. My dear, the last letter I wrote unto you was the 18th of may 1648 by a friend which God was pleased to give you life, came safe to your hand. In it I advised you the rec't of your writing six months before, by whom it did take notice of your marriage and also that you were gone further."(the last fold of page, about ten lines are lost and conclusion of the letter is the top of the reverse side of the paper) "More than that we are all dear affectionate friends to the end of the world. Mr. Samuell Humphrey Susanna Humprey 1648 1648 Know this that we are all in good health and live well." This letter has ben copied from the fragments of the ancient letter, written on course paper, faintly ruled. It was written in hand with capital letters flourished and apparently of the same hand. It is not know which parent wrote it, but both signatures are of the writer. It is assumed that it was written by Susanna. Copied by Otis M. Humphrey M.D. Boston Mass 13 July 1868 CONFLICT: birth date 10 sep 1620, hum3.paf

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