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An old jug & jar, & an old payre of shoes, ... o 04 06
An old sack & coat, a payre of shoes & stockings, 2 11 00
2 old caps and hat, an old trunk & old things

in it, o 13 06

2 Bedsteads and cords, & two Blankets 2 07 00

One old chest & a parcel of nayles o 12 00

Some old casks with some other old things, . . o 12 00

2 tubs, one iron kettle & pot hangers, o 13 00

A cob iron, a flasket, 2 sieves, & a piece of brass, o 04 10
One half bushel, glass bottles & a gaily pot, . . o 06 06
One joint stool, one clothes stool & 2 Indian

mats, o 10 00

In mares & horses, young colts, 45 10 00

In cows & young cattle, 15 10 00

One ewe & lambs, . 1 00 00

One silver bowl, 3 10 00

One table & forms, one frow(?) & one iron

crow 1 05 00

One gun, two payre of shears & one little kettle, o 16 00

One cutting knife & 35 lb. of tobacco, 1 04 10

In wampum & Silver, 1 18 10

In debts due to the estate about, 180 00 00

In lands & meadow, 28 00 00



299 17 09



The above is a copy made from the inventory in the
archives in New Haven, but the writer will not vouch
for the correctness of the footings.

The following is taken from "Wills and inventories
recorded from 1651 to 1663, 2nd volume of Records of
Court of Probate, Hartford Colony, " librarian's office,
Hartford.

"The inventory of y e estate of Mr. John Wakeman,
taken Sept. y e 24, Ano. 1661."



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 7 I

£ s. d.

Impr. Wearing clothes & purse, 27 12 06

Moneyes in old England, 05 00 00

Pr silver spoons, 02 10 00

Haberdashers' wares, Silk, Buttons, Tapes, . . 03 14 05

Books with papr books and paper, 12 ro 00

30 yrds ossenburgs and other linen, 04 00 00

132 yrds of linen of several sorts 07 03 00

17 yrds Nor Stuff and Chist with drawers,. . . 02 13 00

Scotch cloth and small things, 02 15 co

14 yrds Grogran, &c, 01 14 00

Table Linen and Bed Linen 19 10 06

Pewtr Brass and box with small things, .... 04 09 06

Coverlid, Cnpboard, cloth curtains & vallons, . 04 06 00

Curtains, Blankets and Bedding, 14 08 00

Broad cloth, Searg & Leather, 06 17 00

Blankit Stuff and Trucking, 06 13 00

22 yrds cotton cloth, 1 pr scales & wire 07 06 00

3 Chests and candles, 02 18 00

Ammunition .... 03 05 00

Nails & Smalls, 05 09 06

Chaines, Sawes, Sithes, Tooles, old Iron, . . 13 01 00



157 16 11
Per Richard Lord,
Wm. Wadsworth.

The above is a copy made from the inventory in the
archives in New Haven, but the writer will not vouch
for the correctness of the footings.

The original will of Mr. Wakeman is on file in the
probate office in Hartford, and is as follows:

I, John Wakeman of New Haven being weake in body, but of
sound vnderstanding and memory, in expectation of my great
change doe make this my last will and testament. First, I corn-
end my soule into the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ my re-
deemer, trusting to be saved by his merits and intercession, and
my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors and
friends, in hope of a joyfull resurection; testifying my thankfull-
ness for the free manifestation of his grace to me in Christ, and
for the liberty and fellowship vouchsafed me with his people in
his ordinances in a Congregational way, which I take to be



72 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

the way of Christ, orderly walked in according to his rules, but I
doe testify against absolute independency of churches, and per-
fection of any in light or actings, and against compulsion of con-
science to concur with the church without inward satisfaction to
conscience, and persecuting such as discent vpon this grownde,
which, I take to be an abuse of the power given for edification by
Christ who is only Lord of the conscience.

As for my outward estate and worldly goods that God nath
given me which I shall leave, my iust debts and funerall charges
being satisfied, my will is thus: First, I give vnto my daughter
Helena, wife to John Talcott of Hartford, twenty pounds to be
wholly at her own disposal, and to her husband, my son in law
Talcott, fiue pounds, and my best beaver hatt and band, and to
ech of theyre three children fiue pounds apiece, namely vnto
John, Elizabeth and Samuel, all to be payed within six months
after my decease.

It. I give vnto my son Samuel Wakeman's two sons, namely
Samuell and John, ten pounds apiece.

It. I give vnto my daughter Kitchells daughter Elizabeth
ten pounds.

Item. I give vnto my brother in law Adam Nicholls of Hart-
ford my cloath cloake and the suite of the same which was my
cousin John Walker's, and my grey hatt, and I give vnto his
wife, my sister Anna Nicholls, ten pounds to be wholly at her
own disposing, and to theyr four children twenty shillings apiece,
namely, John, Hannah, Sarah, and Ebenezer, all which is my
will should be paid to them wthin six moneths after my decease.

It. I give vnto Hanna Cheevers fiue pounds, to be set apart
and improued for her at the end of one yeare after my decease as
my ouerseers shall see meete vntill shee come to eighteene yeers of
age (which is the tyme agreed vpon for her continuance wth me
or mine), or till the tyme of her marriage, prouided shee marry
wth the consent of my executors and ouerseers, or wth the consent
of any two of them.

It. I giue to my servant Thomas Huxley my short gun with a
rest, and my hanger which he vseth to traine with, vpon his good
behauiour, that is if he shall carry himselfe honestly and faith-
fully in his place and seruice to the satisfaction of my executors
and ouerseers, or with the approbation of any two of them,

Item. All the rest of my estate, goods, lands and debts, what-
souer, I giue and bequeath to my son Samuel Wakeman. and to
my son in law and daughter Samuel and Elizabeth Kitchell as
followeth, that is when all my debts and legasyes are discharged



72 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

the way of Christ, orderly walked in according to his rules, but I
doe testify against absolute independency of churches, and per-
fection of any in light or actings, and against compulsion of con-
science to concur with the church without inward satisfaction to
conscience, and persecuting such as discent vpon this grownde,
which, I take to be an abuse of the power given for edification by
Christ who is only Lord of the conscience.

As for my outward estate and worldly goods that God hath
given me which I shall leave, my iust debts and funerall charges
being satisfied, my will is thus: First, I give vnto my daughter
Helena, wife to John Talcott of Hartford, twenty pounds to be
wholly at her own disposal, and to her husband, my son in law
Talcott, fiue pounds, and my best beaver hatt and band, and to
ech of theyre three children fiue pounds apiece, namely vnto
John, Elizabeth and Samuel, all to be payed within six months
after my decease.

It. I give vnto my son Samuel Wakeman's two sons, namely
Samuell and John, ten pounds apiece.

It. I give vnto my daughter Kitchells daughter Elizabeth
ten pounds.

Item. I give vnto my brother in law Adam Nicholls of Hart-
ford my cloath cloake and the suite of the same which was my
cousin John Walker's, and my grey hatt, and I give vnto his
wife, my sister Anna Nicholls, ten pounds to be wholly at her
own disposing, and to theyr four children twenty shillings apiece,
namely, John, Hannah, Sarah, and Ebenezer, all which is my
will should be paid to them wthin six moneths after my decease.

It. I give vnto Hanna Cheevers fiue pounds, to be set apart
and improued for her at the end of one yeare after my decease as
my ouerseers shall see meete vntill shee come to eighteene yeers of
age (which is the tyme agreed vpon for her continuance wth me
or mine), or till the tyme of her marriage, prouided shee marry
wth the consent of my executors and ouerseers, or wth the consent
of any two of them.

It. I giue to my servant Thomas Huxley my short gun with a
rest, and my hanger which he vseth to traine with, vpon his good
behauiour, that is if he shall carry himselfe honestly and faith-
fully in his place and seruice to the satisfaction of my executors
and ouerseers, or with the approbation of any two of them,

Item. All the rest of my estate, goods, lands and debts, what-
souer, I giue and bequeath to my son Samuel Wakeman, and to
my son in law and daughter Samuel and Elizabeth Kitchell as
followeth, that is when all my debts and legasyes are discharged




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(which my mind is should be out of my estate as it ariseth indif-
ferently, and at the prises comon in this jurisdiction) : my will is
that my son Samuel Wakeman shall have two third parts of that
my whole estate that remaineth, and my son and daughter
Kitchell the other third part equally betwixt them, and my will is
that my daughter Elizabeth Kitchell shall have that part of hers
wholly at her owne disposing. And I doe make and appoint my
son Samuel Wakeman and my son in law Samuel Kitchell to be
joyntly executors of this my last will and testament. Alsoe I doe
intreate my beloved friends and bretheren, Henry Glouer and
James Bishop, to be ouerseers of this my will, and for theyr paines
herein I give vnto ech of them ten shillings. And I further de-
sire my deare and louing sisters, my sister Davis and sister
Glouer to assist my executors and ouerseers with theyr counsell
and help in prizing, diuiding and disposing things equally to
mutual satisfaction, according to the true intent of this my will,
which I subscribe with my hand this 18th day of 4th month, 1660.

In the presence of

" On the back, — This may certifie that Martha Davis and Ellen
Glouer have attested vpon oath that this is the will of Mr. John
Wakeman, lattly deceased, before me, Mathew Gilberte, Deputie
Governor, this 2nd of 8th month, 1661."

Inventory taken by Richard Lord and William Wads-
worth, September 14, 1661, amount, ,£157 16s. nd.

Mr. John Wakeman was deacon of the first church in
New Haven.

The first mention of Samuel Wakeman, son of John,
in N. H. Colony Records, is among those who took
"oath of fidellitie ye 7th, 2nd mo., 1657." Samuel
Wakeman is the third on the list.

The second is where he appears as a creditor to the
estate of Stephen Goodyeare, already noted.

"At a Gene 1 Court held at New Haven, for the
Jurisdiction, the 28th of May, 1662.

"Mr. Samuel Wakeman desired to ppound some-
thing to y e court about some monies stopt by ye



74 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

jurisdiction treasurer which was due to his father from
ye jurisdiction, first concerning fiue pound eight shill-
ings that was brought to account after the auditt, the
matter appearing cleare onely forgotten by Mr. Wake-
man then the court did allow it. 2, Concerning the
wampum giuen in as jurisdiction stocke to y e deputies
for sixty-foure pounds, and they finding some at six a
penny and some at eight, the p r sent treasurer Roger
Ailing would not soe accept without the allowance of
this court, Leiftennt Bell, Mr. Robt. Kitchell & John
Cooper testified y* w n they audited Mr. Wakeman's ac-
counts, then, Mr. Wakeman told y m y* this wampum
was soe received, viz., some at six a penny and some at
eight, thervpon this Court allowed it soe to be received
(as it was writ vpon) by ye treasurer, the jurisdiction
bearing the losse. 3, Concerning twenty shillings
wanting in tale in a parcell of wampum y t was sent to
y e Dutch by Mr. Hodshon, Mr. Samuel Kitchell testi-
fied that it was ten pounds sent in a baskett by his fa-
ther Wakeman to be putt off, and he further s d y t his
father received it for ten pound, but coming backe
upon the tale of it to Roger Ailing there was but nine
pound; this was alsoe granted to be allowed them.
4, Concerning y e difference between his father's ac-
counts and y e comision's conclusion in y e yeare 1660 of
about twenty pound in wampum, how to reconcile them
they could not yet find, but for clearing it produced a
writing vnder the hand of Mr. Allen, which was read,
but the thing not appearing cleare to this court left it
to ye court at Newhaven to view Mr. Wakeman's booke
& issue the business, betwixt them, and therein rest
satisfied." "November 5th. At a Genell Court held
at Newhaven for y e Jurisdiction, 1662. John Herri-
man ppounded about jQi 17s. 2d. which was not
brought to account with Mr. Wakeman, he desired it
might be allowed him. He p r senting his accounts as



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 75

cleare that it was due, the court thought it should be
allowed him. "

The following item is from Biographical Sketches of
Graduates of Harvard University, by J. L. Sibley,
M. A., Vol. 1, 1642-1658, Cambridge, Chas. Wm.
Sever, University Bookstore, 1873, page 16:

"Thomas Prince says of Samuel Torrey, I suppose
he was admitted into Harvard College about 1650, and
should, according to the preceding custom, have taken
his first degree in three years. But the Corporation
making a Law that the Scholars should study at Col-
lege four years before they commenced Bachelors in
Arts, several Scholars, tho' they were accounted as
good as any before them; and I suppose of different
classes, went off, and never took any Degree at all.
There were at least Five of them, who after made a
very shining Figure in New England, viz. : Gov.
Josiah Winslow, the Rev. Mr. Samuel Torrey, the Rev.
Mr. Ichabod Wiswall, of Duxbury, agent for the Ply-
mouth Colony at the Court of England upon the Revo-
lution; the Rev. Mr. Samuel Wakeman, of Fairfield;
and the Rev. Mr. Brinsmead of Marlborough; who
would all have been a great honor to our Harvard
Catalogue."

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, page 388:

' ' Wakeman. Samuel, Fairfield, son of John, was bred
at Harvard, but left college in 1655, upon a dissatisfac-
tion about an hardship which they (seventeen of the
school) thought put upon them in making them lose a
good part of a year of the time whereupon they claimed
their degree. He married 29 Oct., 1656, Hannah,
daughter of Stephen Goodyeare at New Haven. They
had Samuel, born Oct. 12 following, removed to Fair-
field and was ordained 30th September, 1665, was
much esteemed, and died 8th Mar., 1692.

' ' His will bears the same date, and his inventory is



76 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

of 8th Apr. following. He names widow Hannah,
children Samuel, who was dead 1691, John, Joseph, and
Jabez. He had also Ebenezer, whose estate was
divided among the the three brothers and three
brothers in law : Albert Denny, Abraham Howell, and
Nicholas Clegstone."

WILL OF REV. SAMUEL WAKEMAN.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN.

Forever Admired, Adored & Magnified be his Grace in Jesus
Chrit to poor sinors & to me of whom I am Chief. I have had
many thoughts having had A Long time of warning to do what is
Duty as to ye dispossal & setlment of ye temporall Estate God
hath given me, but not being able as things have been & are cer-
comstancd with me thoroughly to accomplish it to my own satis-
faction & for other reasons which are to myself: yet being suf-
ficiently my self do will and bequeath as followeth these partick-
lers as my dieing will.

Imprs. I give to ye Church treasury of Fairfield three pounds in
money to be paid to Capt. John Bur within one year after
my death ; by him to be Layd out upon a Silver bowl for
ye Churches use.

Item. I give three pounds in pay to gramer school in Fair-
field. I give to ye poor in Fairfield two pounds : ten shill-
ings of it to Thomas Jones and ye other thirty shillings
to be disposed according to ye discretion of my Executor.
Item. I give unto my Indian servant Jane her Liberty at the
age of twenty five years and to Avoid dispute about her
age it being uncertain, I fix ye time of her freedom to be
on ye twenty first day of March in ye year of our Lord
one thousand six hundred ninety eight also I give her
five pounds when her time is out, as for my son Samuel
deed I have given him formerly all his portion here by
quiting all accounts and matters I might Charge on his
Estate as debt to me till his last marriage : provided
those that have or may have to do as heirs Executors Ad-
ministrators or Assigns about my sons Estate do aquit
my Estate from any comand of debt or dues of any sort
till his Last marriage: it is to be noated I do not Aquit



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 77

my sd sons Estate nor his heirs Executors Administra-
tors nor Assigns from paying to or them interest on my
Estate as heirs Executors Administrators : or assigns ye
silver money that I lent to him ye same is but: except it
be paid.

Item. I have given & do give to all my Children each of them a
Bible they all have received their bibles but Joseph &
Jabesh & Mary they three are to receive and ye price of
them bibles are not to Exceed five shillings in money
Apiece.

Item. I do give to all my Children each of them such Books what
they are and to whom given will be known by this in-
strument this for my son John by ye gift of his dieing fa-
ther S. W. & written so as to tell all ye rest: I haveing
given formerly to my sons that were of age one years
diet apiece & arms or money to perchues them to ye
value of three pounds Apiece. I do now give unto my
son Joseph & Jabesh also one years diet Apiece and three
pounds Apiece to by them arms or Interest of the diet ten
pounds Apiece.

Item. I give & bequeath to my welbeloved wife one third part of
my movable Estate my books exemted that is of the clear
Estate when all just debts are paid that are due from my
Estate : & she shall have ye use of my negrow bov during
her naturall Life & what time shall remain in the Indian
Servant Jane above mentioned after my discease and if
my wife dies before sd Jane's time is out sd Jane shall
serve out ye remaining part of her time with my son
John & if my son die before sd Janes time be expired
then she shall be free from any further service the above
sd therds given to my wife is to be her own proper Estate
& my sd wife shall have ye use of my homlot and all ye
housing thereon during her widow hood but if she shall
performe A Second Marriage then to have the use of one
third part of my housing and lands during her naturall
Life.

Item. I will that my son Jabesh shall be brought up in Learning
till the twentieth of August next com twelve months : &
I give him twenty pounds out of my Estate to be improved
by my Executor for his maintenance who is to take the
Care of him in all respects for his Learning and other-
wise and my will is my son Jabesh shall be four years at
ye College from the twentieth of August above sd and



78 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

when ye sd twenty pounds is spent the rest of his Expense
for his Learning and otherwise shall com out of my
sd son Jabesh his portion he is to have out of my Estate.
Item. I give to my son Jabesh my books as far as they will go
toward his portion and all other of my Estate undisposed
I give among my children, my just debts and charges
being discharged, my son John shall have a double por-
tion to ye rest of my Children and they to have equall &
single portions it is to be considered in ye deviding to
each child their portion what each of them allready had
is to be part thereof.
Item. I do hereby give to my sd Executor full power to
all interests to sell such lands of mine as he in his dis-
cretion shall see needfull for ye beter management of
the trust I impose in him the Execution of this my will &
I do hereby appoint & impower my Loveing son John
Wakeman to be whol and soal Executor of this my Last
will to pay all my Just debts & Legacies or dues to Any
of my Children out of my Estate & to receive whatever is
due to my Estate & to do what is needfull for A faithfull of
an xecutor and for ye confermation of this to be my Last
will and testament.
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th of March, 1692.
Signed and sealed in presence of us
as witnesses

Nathan Gold Ser. C (I/Li ]*£&&*

Nathan Gold Jun. +J »

Mr. George Brinley, of Hartford, had a large collec-
tion of ancient American books, and among them are
two sermons preached by Rev. Samuel Wakeman,
of both of which I will give the titles, viz. :

A
YOUNG MAN'S LEGACY

TO

THE RISING GENERATION.

Being a Sermon preached upon the death and at the desire of

John Tappin, of Boston,

Who deceased at Fairfield, the nth day of Oct., 1672.

By Samuel Wakeman,

Pastor of the Church of Christ there,

Cambridge :

Printed by Marmaduke Johnson, 1673.




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Eccls. 12:1 — " Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy
youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh,
when thou shalt say I have no pleasure in them."



Sound Repentance the Right Way to escape deserved

Rulne :



A Solid and awakening Discourse, Exhorting the People of God
to comply with his Counsel, by a hearty practical turning from
Sin to himself and his service thereby to prevent their being
made desolate by his departing from them.
As it was delivered in a
SERMON

Preached at Hartford on Connecticut in New England, May
14th. Being the day of Election there. By Mr. Samuel Wake-
man, Pastor of the Church of Christ in Fairfield.

Ezek, 18:3 — As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have
occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.

Rev. 2:5 — Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen and
repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee
quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place except
thou repent.

Zach. 1:3 — Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord
of Hosts- Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of Hosts, and I will
turn unto you saith the Lord of Hosts.

Boston in New England.
Printed by Samuel Green, Anno Dom,, 1685.

CHRISTIAN READER.

The ensuing discourse shews the great danger of a Peoples
departing from God by sin, it will cause God to depart from them,
as here we find threatned. The way to escape this Judgment, is
to be instructed Be tkou instructed lest. This word of commina-
tion was directed and spoken first at Jerusalem, but reacheth to
us now in N. E., who stand in like circumstances before the Lord,
as Jerusalem then did. A parallel People with them, both in
respect of privilege and provocation Profession, and Prevarica-
tion. They were highly favored of God, so have we been; They
deeply revolted from God, so have we done, That faithful City
became an Harlot; and we in this Land are greatly degenerate.



80 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

New England Israel was once Holiness unto the Lord: What
are we now ? Whence it follows that (as persons concerned) what
was spoken to them; we must take to ourselves. If the Lord by
the Prophet thus instruct and threaten Jerusalem he doth the
same to us. What then is our duty ? be instructed, reformed
refitted, that we may yet be spared, and God's presence among
us continued, O for that Reformation the Lord hath so long
lookt for hath so often been attempted, and so much talked of,
but not yet attained ! What is it more than meer talk ? Where
is the thing ? Is not all we have done but as the morning cloud
and early dew that goeth away, passeth soon out of sight and
vanisheth into nothing ? O then be instructed See and consider
the great and many sins so rife and common among us ; Sigh,
mourn, and lament over them our own and others sins, by all
which God is discharging dishonoured ; and then every one to fall
to our proper work of repenting, returning, reforming with all
speed and seriousness and that the Judgment threatned may not
be executed upon us by God's departure from us: Let us Labour
with all our might, and by all means to keep God with us, to hold
him and not let him go ; for if we let God go, we are not our own
friends, nor will it appear that we counted God our best friend,
for such we will hug and hold fast, and if possibly we can, will
keep them with us: How loth were they to part with their be-
loved Paul ? O blessed Paul, they desire much his company and
presence ; but what is the presence of Paul, though an Apostle,
to the presence of God himself with his People ? And would we
then keep God among us ? If so,



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