Person:James Eggleston (2)

m. Est 1612
  1. James Eggleston1612 - 1613
  2. Mary Eggleston1613/14 -
  3. James Eggleston1615 - 1679
m. Bef 1656
  1. James Eggleston1656 - 1675
  2. Corporal John Eggleston1659 - 1730/31
  3. Thomas Eggleston1661 - 1732
  4. Hester Eggleston1663 -
  5. Nathaniel Eggleston1666 -
  6. Isaac Eggelston1668 - 1753
  7. Abigail Eggleston1671 - Bef 1724
  8. Deborah Eggleston1674 - Aft 1680
  9. Hannah Eggleston1676 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] James Eggleston
Gender Male
Christening[6] 21 Sep 1615 Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Marriage Bef 1656 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (probably)Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Hester Kelsey
Death[2][3][4][5] 1 Dec 1679 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Burial[2][4] 2 Dec 1679 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Estate Inventory[2][5] 24 Dec 1679 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States£275-16-06. Taken by Benjamin Newbery, Daniel Clarke, Jonathan Gillett, Mark Kelsey.
Probate[2] 10 May 1680 Administration to the widow and her now husband.

There are discrepancies in the dates given for probate actions, and for the widow's remarriage, in the various available records. No attempt has been made to resolve them.--jaques1724 21:23, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

  1. Bigod Eggleston, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
    1:622, 24.

    "James (Eggleston), b. say 1620; … Most accounts of the family state that James and Samuel were twins, but there is no evidence in favor of this, and few dates to help us in sorting out the chronology for these two men. However, James Eggleston has an entry dated 8 December 1640 in the Windsor land inventory whereas Samuel does not; and the two men married about seven years apart."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Fam. 2. James Eggleston, in Stiles, Henry R. History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut (1892): including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks and Ellington, 1635-1891. (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1892)

    "Fam. 2. James2 (Begat1),m. Hester (sister of Roger) Williams, and said to have been the first female ch. b. in Htfd. (see Williams), was made freeman, 1637 [highly doubtful]: was in the Pequot fight, for which services he rec'd, 1671, a gr. of 50 acres of ld. After death of Sam'l Allen (1648), and mar. of his wid. to Wm. Hubbard, Eggleston bo't his pl., first S. of Broad St. and road running E. of it. Allen's ho,, if then standing, was prob. at E, end on Island road, as the length of the lot was but 67 r., several rds. short of the road to Htfd. Later, this lot bdd. on road, and prob. E. built there.—J. H. H. He contrib.. to Conn. Fund for Relief of Poor in other Colonies, 1676, the sum of 1s., 1d. — O. C. R. He d. intestate, 1 Dec., 1679, æ. 59. Under date of 2d Dec., O. C. R. says: 'James Egleston d. the even'g before, and bur. that day.' 'James Egleston being suddenly seized with death, a jury being sworn to find out the cause and manner of his death upon oath, returned that he was by the providence of God taken with a sword and so dyed.' — M. K. T. Savage, in Gen. Dict. N. Eng., is mistaken in saying that he was killed at Deerfield, Mass., 18 Sept., 1675 [His eldest son, James, was killed at Deerfield during the raid of 1 September 1675.]. His wid. m. again, 'James Enno m. Hester, that was wife to James Eggleston, April 29, 1680.' — Col. Rec. Adm. was gr. to her and to 'her present husband, James Enos,' 10 May, 1680; persons ment. in will as surviving: relict; Thomas, æ. next Aug., 19; Esther, æ. 1 Dec, '79, 16 yrs.; Nathan, next Aug., 14 yrs.; Isaac, February next, 11 yrs.; Abigail, Sept. last, 8; Deborah, May last, 5; Hannah, now 3. Inv. taken 24 Dec., 1679; exhib. in ct.. 4 Mch., 1679/80. — Htfd. Prob. Rec., IV. 17, 27, 34. 'Aug. 28, 1701. The sons & heirs of James Eggleston of Windsor, decd, make an agreement about the lands of our Hond father, John and Thomas to have the homestead equally between them; Nathaniell to have the Lott that lies towards Hartford, called Deerfield.' [This may be the Deerfield mentioned by Savage as the place where James Eggleston d. 1 Dec, 1679. — R. T. S.] Isaac was to have 'the lott that lieth at the lower end of Plymouth meadow.'— Windsor Rec., III. 2."

  3. 3.0 3.1 James Eggleston, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "James (Eggleston), Windsor, br. of the preced. by w. Esther had James, b. 1 Jan. 1657, k. at Deerfield by the Ind. Sept. 1675; John, 27 Mar. 1659; Thomas, 27 July 1661; Esther, 1 Dec. 1663; Nathaniel, 15 Aug. 1666; Isaac, 27 Feb. 1669; Abigail, 1 Sept. 1671; Deborah, 1 May 1674; and Hannah, 19 Dec. 1676; and he d. 1 Dec. 1679. He was made freem. of Conn. 1657, at the same time with his f.; and his br. Samuel, perhaps the elder, in yr. foll. His wid. m. 29 Apr. 1680, James Enno."

  4. 4.0 4.1 Windsor Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records

    "Eggleston, … James, had 8 children b. in Windsor. Dated Aug. 17, 1677 [MG]" This count does not include eldest son, James, who, as a soldier, was killed at Deerfield 1 September 1675.
    "Eggleston, … James, d. evening before Dec. 2, [16]79; bd. that day [MG]"
    "Eggleston, … James, d. Dec. 2, 1679 [Col. 1:58]"

  5. 5.0 5.1 Egleston, James, Windsor, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)

    "Probate Records. Vol. IV, 1677 to 1687. Page 34.

    Egleston, James, Windsor. Died 1st December, 1679. Invt. £275-16-06. Taken 24 December, 1679, by Benjamin Newbery, Daniel Clarke, Jonathan Gillett, Mark Kelsey. Legatees: The Relict; John, age 21 March next; Thomas 18, Ester 16, Nathaniel 13, Isaac 10, Abigail 8, Deborah 5, Hanna 3 years of age.

    Court Record, Page 17—4 December, 1679: James Egleston being suddenly seized with death, a Jury being sworne to find out the cause and manner of his death, upon oath returned that he was by the providence of God taken with a sword and so dyed.

    Page 22—4 March, 1679-80: Adms. to the Widow, and Mr. John Loomis, Jonathan Gillett & Cornelius Gillett are appointed to assist.

    Page 26—21 April, 1680: Dist: To the Widow, £35; the eldest son, £45; to six other children, £21 to each; and to the defective child, £36.

    Page 27—21 April, 1680: Adms. granted to the Relict and her present husband, James Ennoe. The Overseers to take Security that the Estate of the Children, as they come of age, shall be payd to them.

    Record of an Agreement, on File 28 August, 1701, under the Hands & Seals of
    Before me, John Eliot.

    Page 16 (Vol. VII) 4 September, 1701: An Agreement of the sons of James Eglestone, late of Windsor, Decd, respecting a settlement of their Father's Estate, was exhibited in this Court, Accepted, and ordered to be recorded and put on File."

  6. "Bigod Eggleston in Malton, Yorkshire", in The American Genealogist (TAG). (Donald Lines Jacobus,
    89:303, Oct 2017.

    From the time of his daughter Mary's baptism in Norwich on 19 January 1613/4 until his immigration to New England in 1630, Bigod Eggleston's whereabouts has been unknown. Apparently, he returned to Settrington for at least a brief period of time. The market town for Settrington was Malton. It was there that James Eggleston, son of Bigod, was baptized on 21 September 1615. Though the biographical sketch of Bigod Eggleston in The Great Migration Begins states that his son James was born "say 1620" it is likely that this is the baptismal record for James, son of Bigod Eggleston, who to New England and married Hester Kelsey.