William PHELPS, II[1]

Male 1599 - 1672  (72 years)


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  • Name William PHELPS 
    Suffix II 
    Born 19 Aug 1599  Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1672  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Jul 1672  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23433  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Father William PHELPS,   b. 4 Aug 1560, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1610-1611, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Dorothy JAMES,   b. 1560, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1613, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1586  Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary (Marie),   b. Abt 1596, Of Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1626  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1618  Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • NOTE MARRIED
    Children 
     1. Samuel PHELPS,   b. 1621, Of Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1669, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. PHELPS,   b. Abt 1623, Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1624, Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     3. Nathaniel PHELPS,   b. 1624,   d. 27 May 1702, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F10842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann (Mary Ann) DOVER,   b. Porlock, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1675, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Nov 1626  Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • CONFLICT: FamilySearch.org lists marriage to Anne Dover d. abt 1617 of Tewksbury,Gloucestershire,England.
    Children 
     1. Cornelius PHELPS,   c. 13 Oct 1627, Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph PHELPS,   d. Abt 5 Mar 1684, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah PHELPS,   b. Abt 1632, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1659, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     4. Timothy PHELPS,   b. 1 Sep 1639, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Mary PHELPS,   b. 2 Mar 1644, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1726, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F10843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth MARSHALL,   d. 1633, Dorchester, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1618  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard PHELPS
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F10844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • CONFLICT: Birth date 28 Feb 1598/99, WFT #0259 CONFLICT: B abt 1592 of Crewkerne ,Somersetshire,England. BIOGRAPHY: WFT #0259 Story widely told in the Phelps family that "We had royal blood in our veins". An ancestor (Phelps) was rightful heir to the crown of England, but there was another more favorite with the people, he to avoid bloodshed fled to this country with a young man by the name of Caverley then about 18 years of age, his nephew and the king's foot page. Having access to the royal treasury he loaded a ship with silver, came to Boston, changed his name, and purchased land largely, as Boston Neck, a part of Charlestown, and other public lands. After some time, learning that a great reward was offered for his capture, he changed his name again, destroyed all his papers, and went to Connecticut (Hebron), to hide himself from his pursuers. Temperance Phelps, daughter of Solomon (Great-Grandson of William II) says that Abigail Caverley showed her a room where some of the silver was deposited in walls. Solomon Phelps owned a good deal of Boston and was a very rich man. When asked why he did not recover the fortune of silver he replied "that it would hurt very many people a great deal more than it would do him good". When Temperance Phelps was partially engaged to another person and her father (Solomon) finding it out asked her to take a ride with him, and disclosed to her some of the facts of his early history in connection with the Caverleys in consequence of which she accepted the hand of Ezra Strong (the son of Abigail Caverley) and the two families were united in one. The truth of this history has not been verified, but adds spice and curiosity from one generation to another. It is not known if William is the person in question but he was the first to come from England. His kingly name Guelph was changed to Phelps, dropping the g and altering u or v to ph. BIOGRAPHY: on first jury empaneled in New England, 9 Nov 1630.

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