Person:James Ensign (3)

James Ensign
chr.1 Jun 1606 Rye, Sussex, England
d.bet 23 Nov 1670 and 23 Dec 1670 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
m. 27 May 1594
  1. John Ensing1595 - bet 1620/21
  2. Mary Ensingest 1597 - bet 1638 and 1642
  3. Deacon Thomas Ensign1599 - bet 1663
  4. Edward Ensing1601 - bef 1620/21
  5. Rev. David Ensing1603 -
  6. James Ensign1606 - bet 1670
  7. Constance Ensing1608 - 1632
  • HJames Ensign1606 - bet 1670
  • WSarah Unknownest 1602 - bet 1676
m. bef 1631
  1. Sarah Ensignest 1631 - 1659
  2. Thomas Ensign1639 - aft 1657
  3. Mary Ensign1641 - aft 1677
  4. David Ensign1644 - 1727
  5. Hannah Ensign1645 -
  6. Lydia Ensign1649 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] James Ensign
Alt Name James Ensing
Gender Male
Christening[1][2] 1 Jun 1606 Rye, Sussex, England
Marriage bef 1631 to Sarah Unknown
Alt Marriage est 1632 to Sarah Unknown
Emigration[1] 1634
Residence[1] 1634 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] 4 Mar 1634/35 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] bef 1639 Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesand probably by 1636.
Death[1] bet 23 Nov 1670 and 23 Dec 1670 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesBetween date of will and date of inventory.
Will[1][2][3] 23 Nov 1670 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesUnsigned
Estate Inventory[1][3] 23 Dec 1670 £729 2s. 9d. (against which were £264 16s. 1d. in Debts), of which £368 was real estate.
Probate[1] 2 Mar 1670/71 Will proved.

"The Puritan."

In 1634, they immigrated to New England where they settled first at Cambridge, Massachusetts. On 4 March 1634/5, James was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. About 1636, James and his family moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where they were among the first settlers. He was prominent in the church and community affairs, serving as constable, chimney viewer, and apparently surveyor.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 James Ensign, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 2:452-58.

    ORIGIN: Rye, Sussex.
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Cambridge church prior to 4 March 1634/5 implied by freemanship. On 12 February 1669/70, "James Ensing" was seventh in the list of "Brethren in Full Communion," and "Sarah Ensing" was eighth in the list of "Sisters in Full Communion," at the founding of the Second Church in Hartford [Hartford Second 290].
    FREEMAN: 4 March 1634/5 (eleventh in a sequence of nineteen Cambridge men) [MBCR 1:370]. "James Ensine" is in the "list of freemen on the south side of Hartford, 1669, October" [CCCR 2:519].

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Reed, Paul C. The English Ensigns: Ancestral of Thomas(1) Ensign of Scituate, Massachusetts, and James(1) Ensign of Hartford, Connecticut. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jan, Apr, Jul 2000), 75:14.

    James Ensing/Ensign, bp. (Rye) 1 June 1606, d. Hartford, Conn., between 23 Nov. 1670 when he "owned" his will verbally, and 1 Dec 1670, when the inventory of his estate was taken.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), 1:195-97.