OLCOTT-STOCKING

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Olcott and Hyde Ancestry in England

Thomas Olcott and Abigail Porter George Stocking Samuel Olcott and Sarah Stocking Mary Olcott and Jonathan Bigelow Joseph Bigelow and Sarah Spencer Mary Bigelow and Gideon Merrill Nathaniel Merrill and Hannah Belden Allen Merrill and Tamma Smith Elizabeth Merrill and Elijah Mason Morey William Clemeth Morey and Melvina E. Andrews Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson Stephen Martin Lawson


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Hyde Ancestry in England

The principal reference for the Hyde family in England is "Hydes of England: Ancestors of Thomas Olcott of Connecticut, Samuel Hardy of Massachusetts, and Susan Hyde, Wife of William Harris of Rhode Island," by Frederick J. Nicholson, in The Genealogist, Vol. 20 (2006), No. 2, pages 131-83. Refer to this article for extensive additional information, source document citations and abstracts, and critical analysis for family relationships. Only an outline of the direct Hyde line is presented here.

Edward HYDE - Son of Jenkin HYDE.
  1. Edward - bur. Sep. 13, 1566, Holy Trinity, Minorities near Aldgate, London. Children: John; Edward married first Margaret GRIFFIN, second Johanna, and third Anne OSBORNE; and Raphe married.
  2. John -
  3. Thomas - d. 1563/4, Minorities near Aldgate, London.


Thomas HYDE - d. 1563/4, Minorities near Aldgate, London. Son of Edward HYDE. A tailor, Thomas' will was dated Oct. 18, 1563 and proved Mar. 2, 1563/4, naming his children in the order listed, with all of them being under age 21. Evidence suggests that his wife's surname may have been CORBETT.
  1. John - bur. Oct. 21 1617, St Mary Aldermanbury, London.
  2. Edward -
  3. Michael -
  4. Thomas -
  5. Francis -
  6. Elizabeth -


John Hyde and Fortune Tyer

John HYDE - bur. Oct. 21 1617, St Mary Aldermanbury, London. Son of Thomas HYDE. As a citizen and draper of London, John's will was dated Nov.. 26, 1616 and proved Nov. 6, 1617. Married first Feb. 9, 1576/7, St Mary Le Bowe, London to Fortune TYER, and married second May 9, St Mary Bothaw, London to Mary BONFOY (bap. Apr. 18, 1585, St Ann Blackfriars, England, daughter of Sebastion BONFOY and Alice AUDLEY. Mary married second William HUBBERD at St Margaret, Westminster by Jul. 7, 1619 London license.

Fortune TYER - bur. Sep. 19, 1603, St Mary Aldermanbury, London.

Children of John and Fortune Hyde

  1. John - bap. Dec. 26, 1577, St Lawrence Jewry, London.
  2. William - bap. Feb. 10, 1580/1, St Lawrence Jewry, London.
  3. Judeth - bap. Apr. 22, 1582, St Lawrence Jewry, London.
  4. Lawrence - bap. Oct 27, 1583, St Lawrence Jewry, London; bur. there Sep. 15, 1587.
  5. Thomas - bap. Feb. 7, 1584/5, St Lawrence Jewry, London.
  6. Anne - bap. Jun 10, 1586, St Lawrence Jewry, London; bur. there same day.
  7. Margaret - b. about 1588, St Lawrence Jewry, London; d. abt Sep., 1678, London, England. Married Thomas OLCOTT.
  8. Thomas - bap. Jul. 20, 1589, St Lawrence Jewry, London; bur. there Oct. 8, 1603.
  9. Henry - bap. Oct. 25, 1590, St Lawrence Jewry, London; bur. there Mar. 1, 1596/7.
  10. Edward - bur. Sep. 2, 1591, St Lawrence Jewry, London.
  11. Richard - bap. Jan. 14, 1592/3, St Lawrence Jewry, London; bur. there Sep. 25, 1596.
  12. WIlliam - bap. Mar. 17, 1593/4, St Lawrence Jewry, London.

Children of John and Mary Hyde

  1. Nicholas - bap. Feb. 2, 1605/6, St Mary Aldermanbury, London.
  2. Thomas - bap. Mar. 25, 1607, St Mary Aldermanbury, London; bur. there Mar. 10, 1613/4.
  3. Mary - bap. Sep. 25, 1608, St Mary Aldermanbury, London; bur. Oct. 30, 1608, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.
  4. Susan - bap. Mar. 20, 1609/0, St Mary Aldermanbury, London. Married before 1635 to William HARRIS (b. about 1611; d. 1681, London). William's will was dated Dec. 4, 1678 and proved Feb. 15, 1681/2. Children: Andrew married Mary TEW; Mary married Thomas BORDEN;  Susannah married Ephraim CARPENTER; Howlong married Capt. Arthur FENNER; and Toleration did not marry.
  5. Elizabeth - bap. Apr. 5, 1612, St Mary Aldermanbury, London; bur. there Apr. 10, 1612.
  6. Mary - bap. Aug. 3, 1613, St Mary Aldermanbury, London; bur. there Aug. 7, 1613.
  7. John - bap. Apr. 2, 1615, St Mary Aldermanbury, London; bur. Jul. 31, 1652, St Mary Aldermanbury, London. A clothworker of London, his will was dated Jun. 26, 1652 and proved Oct. 18, 1652.

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Olcott Ancestry in England

The principal references for the Hyde family in England are "The English Origin of Thomas Olcott of Hartford, Conn.," by Robert H. Olcott, Esq., of Oakland, California, in The American Genealogist, Vol. XIV, No. 4, pp. 229-37, and the above noted reference for the Hyde family.

Randall ALCOCK - b. about 1580.

  1. Thomas - b. Wybunbury Parish, Chester, England; bur. Dec. 14, 1627, St Mary Aldermanbury, London.
  2. John - Married and living in 1661. Children.
  3. William - d. about 1660. Married. Children: Sarah, and Leah.
  4. Alice - Married William WASSE. Children: William, Richard, and Joane.

Thomas and Margaret (Hyde) Olcott

Thomas OLCOTT - b. Wybunbury Parish, Chester, England; bur. Dec. 14, 1627, St Mary Aldermanbury, London. Son of Randall ALCOCK. Resided in the parish of St. Lawrence in the Old Jury, London, and described as 'citizen and dyer of Aldermanbury, London.' His will was dated May 16, 1626, and proved Jan. 5, 1627/8 by his widow, named as executrix. Married probably in London.

Margaret HYDE - b. about 1588, St Lawrence Jewry, London, England; d. about Sep., 1678, London, England. Will proved Oct. 9, 1678. Margaret (HIDE) OLCOTT married second Dec. 22, 1628, Aldermanbury, London, George CHALFONT (d. about Jul., 1655, London; bur. All Hallows, Honey Lane, London) as his second wife. George's will was dated Apr. 18, 1654 and proved Jul. 21, 1655. Margaret and George CHALFONT were parents of Sarah CHALFONT, who married Timothy NORRIS. Children of George CHALFONT and his unidentified first wife: Benjamin, Barbara, Marie and Susan. Margaret HYDE was daughter of John HYDE and Fortune TYER.


Children of Thomas and Margaret Olcott

  1. Mary - bap. Nov. 15, 1607, St Lawrence Jewry, London; will proved Oct. 19, 1678, London. Married first Robert HARDY (will dated May 28, 1661, and proved Dec. 18, 1662). Robert's will names his wife Mary, and "mother, Mrs. Margrett CHALFONT." Mary married second Steven MORE. Children of Mary and Robert HARDY: Mary; Elizabeth; Sarah married first Adam JORDAIN, and second Thomas DUKE; and Samuel married Mary DUDLEY. Daughter of Mary and Steven MORE: Sarah married Isaac ELLSWORTH.
  2. John - bap. Sep. 29, 1609, St Lawrence Jewry, London; bur. Jan. 17, 1633/4, All Hallows, Honey Lane, London.
  3. Thomas - bap. Feb. 2, 1613, St Lawrence Jewry, London; d. Feb. 1653/4, aboard ship enroute to Virginia.
  4. Randall - bap. Sep. 22, 1616, St. Lawrence Jewry, London; d. by 1627.
  5. Henry - bap. Apr. 19, 1618, St. Lawrence Jewry, London; d. by 1627.
  6. Samuel - bap. Dec. 23, 1621, St. Lawrence Jewry, London; d. by 1627.



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The Olcott family in America

A significant reference for the Olcott family in America is The Descendants of Thomas Olcott, One of the First Settlers of Hartford, Ct. (1630-1874), by Nathaniel Goodwin (1848), revised and extended by Henry S. Olcott (1874: Albany, NY). Information from a number of other publications are incorporated in the following narrative.

Thomas and Abigail (Porter) Olcott

Thomas OLCOTT - bap. Feb. 2, 1613, St Lawrence Jewry, London, England; d. early 1653/4, aboard ship enroute to Virginia. Son of Thomas OLCOTT and Margaret HYDE. At Hartford, CT by 1639; constable 1640, his name appears on Hartford's Founders Monument. Thomas was a merchant in shipping trade between New England and Maryland and Virginia. His will was written Nov. 20, 1653, Hartford, CT, and his estate inventoried at £1466.08.05 Feb. 13, 1654. The primary portion of his estate (£1141.18.0) was in debts receivable, presumably from his trading business. Thomas' will includes many doctrinal statements of the Puritan Christian faith, including the Trinity as the "merciful Father and blessed Redeemer and eternal Comforter," man's original state in "the chains of darkness and the dungeons of sin and misery," election in mercy and love "by a mighty and unresistable power," the resurrection of the body when "both body and soul shall be reunited," "worldly goods which the Lord hath been pleased to lend," and "God's faithfulness and goodness" through "his everlasting covenant." Thomas and Abigail were married in England.

Abigail - b. about 1615, England; d. May 26, 1693, Hartford, CT. Will dated Jan. 12, 1692/3, proved Sep. 7, 1693. Possibly the daughter of Mr. PORTER, of London. David PORTER, possibly her brother, was on a visit to Hartford when he drowned in the river. The account of costs dated Jun. 8, 1678 for his burial at Hartford was £4.14.04. Inventory of the estate of David PORTER was noted at Hartford Dec. 5, 1678, when Abigail was granted administration, with the remainder of the estate reserved for the "mother or brother" of David.


Children of Thomas and Abigail Olcott

  1. Thomas - b. about 1640, England; d. 1719; bur. Manchester, CT. Married Mary CULLICK (d. May 3, 1721, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT), daughter of Capt. John CULLICK. Children of Thomas and Mary OLCOTT: Abigail; Mary; Thomas married Sarah FOOTE; Samuel; John; and Timothy married second Mary FIELD, and third Elizabeth.
  2. Samuel - b. about 1642; d. 1704, Hartford, CT. Will dated Mar. 13, 1704, and proved Apr. 12, 1704.
  3. Hannah - b. about 1644.
  4. Elizabeth - bap. Dec. 7, 1645, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT; d. after Jan., 1691/2. Married Timothy HYDE (b. Aug., 1644, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA), son of George HYDE and Anne. Son of Elizabeth and Timothy HYDE: Timothy did not marry.
  5. John - bap. Feb. 3, 1649/0, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT; d. 1712. Married 1695 at Wethersfield, CT to Mary BLACKLEACH (b. about Nov., 1665, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT; d. after 1729), daughter of John BLACKLEACH, Jr. and Elizabeth HERBERT, and widow of Thomas WELLES. Mary married third Capt. Joseph WADSWORTH. Children of John and Mary OLCOTT: Samuel did not marry; Mary married Joseph FARNSWORTH; Rachel married Capt. John KNOWLES; and Abigail married Timothy BIGELOW.



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George and Anna Stocking

George STOCKING - b. about 1582, Suffolk, England; d. May 25, 1683, Hartford, CT. His name appears on Hartford's Founders Monument. Will dated Jul. 15, 1673 when he was age 91, and he lived to age 101. To Boston, MA 1633 in the 'Griffin.' Freeman at Cambridge, MA May 6, 1635. Founder of Hartford, CT 1636. Selectman 1647; surveyor of highways 1654 and 1662; chimney viewer 1659. Married in England.

Anna - Mentioned in husband's will as living in 1673.


Children of George and Anna Stocking

See Notable Cousins for line to: Solomon ANDREWS
  1. Lydia - d. after Jul. 1712, probably at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Married John RICHARDS (b. 1631, England; d. 1712, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT) son of Thomas RICHARDS II of Hartford, CT. Lydia owned the convenant at Hartford on Feb. 28, 1695/6, and was living Jul. 12, 1712. Children of Lydia and John RICHARDS: John married Abigail PARSONS; Dea. Thomas married Mary PARSONS; and Samuel married HENBURY.
  2. Sarah - Married Samuel OLCOTT.
  3. Hannah - d. by 1673. Admitted to church at Milford, CT Oct. 13, 1650. Married about 1649 Andrew BENTON (bap. Oct. 15, 1620, Epping, Essex, England; d. Jul. 31, 1683, Hartford, CT), son of John BENTON and Mary SOUTHERNWOOD. He was admitted to church at Milford, CT in 1648, and dismissed to Hartford church 1666, residing there from 1662 until death. Andrew married second about 1673 Anna COLE and had Ebenezer; Lydia; Hannah; and John. Children of Hannah and Andrew BENTON: John died in infancy; Hannah married John CAMPS, Jr.; Andrew married Martha SPENCER (daughter of Thomas SPENCER and Sarah BEARDING); Mary married first Nathaniel COLE, second Jonathan BIGELOW (as his third wife, son of John BIGELOW and Mary WARREN), and third John SHEPARD; John; Samuel married Sarah CHATTERTON; Joseph married first Martha PECK, and second Sarah WATERS (daughter of Bevil WATERS and Elizabeth); and Dorothy married Daniel BIDWELL.
  4. Samuel - d. Dec. 1683. Deacon at Middletown, CT where he settle about 1655. Sgt. in King Philip's War. Married May 27, 1652 Bethia HOPKINS, daughter of John and Jane. Bethia married second James STEELE. Children of Samuel and Bethia STOCKING: Hannah died young; Samuel; Bethia married Thomas STOWE; John; Ebenezer; George married Elizabeth; Stephen; Daniel married Jane MOULD; Lydia married first Joseph HOWELL, and second Edward RANNEY (or RAYNER); and Thomas.



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Samuel and Sarah (Stocking) Olcott

Samuel OLCOTT - b. about 1642; d. 1704, Hartford, CT. Son of Thomas OLCOTT and Abigail. Will dated Mar. 13, 1704, and proved Apr. 12, 1704. Freeman 1664.

Sarah STOCKING - Daughter of George STOCKING and Anna (or Agnes), of Hartford, CT.


Children of Samuel and Sarah Olcott

  1. Sarah - b. 1655, Hartford, CT; d. Dec. 31, 1749, Hartford, CT. Admitted to First Church Feb. 1690/1. Married William WILLIAMS (b. 1652; d. Mar. 31, 1743), son of William WILLIAMS and Jane WESTOVER. Children of Sarah and William WILLIAMS: William married Elizabeth WATTLES?; Daniel; Sarah married James FORBES, Jr.; Rachel married William BURNHAM; Jonathan; and John.
  2. Mary - d. Mar. 7, 1697, Hartford, CT. Married Jonathan BIGELOW.
  3. Elizabeth - Married Oct. 14, 1703, Hartford, CT Jonathan ASHLEY (b. Aug. 23, 1674; d. May 7, 1750), son of Jonathan ASHLEY and Sarah WADSWORTH. Marriage date also reported as May 20, 1703. Children of Elizabeth and Jonathan ASHLEY: Sarah died young; Jonathan died in infancy; Elizabeth married Thomas OLCOTT; Jonathan married Mrs. Mary GOFF; Sarah married Obadiah RICHARDS; Mary married Benjamin TAYLOR; Abigail married Silas HOTCHKISS; Rachel married Stephen TURNER; Eunice married Samuel SCOTT; and Anne probably died young.
  4. Thomas - d. Dec. 2, 1712, Hartford, CT. Will dated Dec. 1, and proved Dec. 15, 1712. Married Nov. 11, 1695, Hartford, CT Hannah BARNARD (bap. Mar. 20, 1669/70, Hartford, CT; d. Jul. 15, 1755, Hartford, CT), daughter of Bartholomew BARNARD and Sarah BIRCHARD. Children of Thomas and Hannah OLCOTT: Jonathan married Sarah COLLYER; Thomas married Elizabeth TURNER; Mary; Josiah died young; and Joseph married Eunice COLLYER.
  5. George - d. Jan. 18, 1710/1, Hartford, CT. Married Sarah BUNCE (bap. Jan. 1, 1681/2, Hartford, CT; d. Jul. 8, 1760, Hartford, CT), daughter of John BUNCE and Mary BARNARD. Children of George and Sarah OLCOTT: Sarah married Joseph BARNARD; and George married Dorathy SKINNER.

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