Josiah Churchill and Elizabeth Foote

Josiah Churchill, born 1613, was among the first settlers of Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was a sailor from Muston, Dorset, England (I believe this is actually Winterborne Muston, located between Dorchester and Poole) who arrived about 1635. Josiah married Elizabeth Foote, daughter of Nathaniel Foote, became Town Surveyor, and invested heavily in Wethersfield real estate. By the time of his … Continue reading Josiah Churchill and Elizabeth Foote

Will of Josiah Churchill, 1686

Copied from Hartford, Connecticut, November 17, 1686 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Josiah Churchill I, Josiah Churchill of Wethersfield do make this my last Will and Testament: I give unto my wife Elizabeth Churchill the use of all my estate, whether real or personal, during her natural life, excepting such parcels of land as shall hereafter … Continue reading Will of Josiah Churchill, 1686