Person:James Noyes (2)

m. 21 Mar 1633/34
  1. Joseph Noyes1637 - 1717
  2. Rev. James Noyes1639/40 - 1719
  3. Sarah Noyes1641 - 1653
  4. Rev. Moses Noyes1643 - 1729
  5. John Noyes1645 - 1678
  6. Thomas Noyes1648 - 1730
  7. Rebecca Noyes1651 -
  8. Deacon William Noyes1653 - Bef 1744
  9. Sarah Noyes1655/56 - 1697
m. 11 Sep 1674
  1. Dorothy Noyes1675/76 - 1714
  2. James Noyes1677 - 1718
  3. Thomas Noyes1679 - 1755
  4. Anna Noyes1682 - 1694
  5. Deacon John Noyes1685 - 1751
  6. Rev. Joseph Noyes1688 - 1761
  7. Moses Noyes1691/92 - 1692
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Rev. James Noyes
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Mar 1639/40 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 11 Sep 1674 Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United Statesto Dorothy Stanton
Will[5] 12 Nov 1715 Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
Military? King Philip's War
Death? 30 Dec 1719 Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
Burial[4] Wequetequock Burial Ground, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
Religion? member of the First Church of Stonington

James was the son of Rev. James Noyes and Sarah Brown.

The Reverend James Noyes resided with the family of Thomas Stanton, Sr., until ordained 11 September 1674. The following day Rev. Noyes married Miss Dorothy Stanton, daughter of Thomas and Ann (Lord) Stanton. Rev. James Noyes was chaplain with Captain George Denison's expedition that captured Canonchet, Chief sachem of the Narragansett Indians, April 1676. (It's About Time)

The First Congregational Church (later called the Old Road Church) of Stonington, Connecticut was established, 3 June 1674, with nine members: Rev. James Noyes, Thomas Stanton, Sr., Thomas Stanton, Jr., Nathaniel Chesebrough, Thomas Miner and his son Ephraim Miner, the brothers Nehemiah and Moses Palmer, and Thomas Wheeler. Thomas Miner was the first deacon.

The pier slab that for over a century has been over the grave of Rev. James Noyes of the old Wetequequock burying ground, Stonington, Conn., was relettered at Doty's marble works in the 1890s. The following is the inscription on it

"In expectation of a joyful resurrection to eternal life here lyeth interred the body of the Rev. Mr. James Noyes aged 80 years who after a faithful living of the Church of Christ in this place for more than 55 years deceased Dec. ye 30, 1719-20. Majesty, meekness and humilty here meet in one with greatest charity. He was first pastor of the Road Church and Society."

The Reverend's will

Estate of Rev. James Noyes of Newbury, Essex Probate Docket # None

The will of Rev. James Noyes, teacher of the church in Newbury, was proved in the Salem court Nov. 26, 1656. The following copy is transcribed from the original on file in the office of the clerk of courts, at Salem, volume III, leaf 56:

The Last will and Teastament of James Noies.

my will is that my wife shall have the rule and ordering with the difsposing of all my substance I haue; while she keepeth hir selfe in an unmaryed Condition, And That she will Take counsayle of my Loving ffriends Cozen Thomas Parker my brother Nicholas Noys & Wm Gerrish;

But if she difsposeth hir selfe in way of marryage then my will is; That my ffriends A[b]ove mentioned shall have the difsposing of all for the portions of my wife And Children as they shall see meete;

in witness hearof I have put my hand this 17th ocktob : 1656.

James Noies

Witnes Wm Gerrish Richard Browne Robert Long

Source: Transcribed from the original on file in the office of the clerk of courts, at Salem, volume III, leaf 56. This will was published in "The Essex Antiquarian", Volume VII, January 1903, Page 17.

  1. 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, Newbury, one of the two first min.... ch. were ... James, 11 Mar. 1640,...JAMES, Stonington, s[on]. of the preced[ing]. began there to preach 1664, yet was not ord[ained]. bef[ore]. 10 Sept. 1674, m[arried]. next day Dorothy, d[aughter]. of Thomas Stanton (who d[ied]. 19 Jan. 1743, in her 91st y[ea]r.) had Dorothy, b[orn]. 20 June foll[owing]. tho[ugh]. in ano[ther]. place the date is 16 Jan. 1676; James, 2 Aug. 1677, Thomas, 15 Aug. 1679; Ann, 16 Apr. 1682, d[ied]. at 12 y[ea]rs.; John, 13 Jan. 1685; Joseph, 16 Oct. 1688, Y[ale]. C[ollege]. 1709; and Moses, 19 Mar. 1692, d[ied]. next mo[nth]. He preach[ed]. 55 y[ea]rs. d[ied]. 30 Dec. 1719. Much honor attach[es]. to his name for so long faithful fulfilm[ent]. of his ministry, as in a most judicious fun[eral?]. serm[on]. by Adams of New London, is shown; and equal. so for serv[ice]. in the foundat[ion]. of Yale Coll[ege]. stand[ing]. there as the first on the list of Fellows.

  2. Compiled By William L Decoursey. It's About Time. (1735 - 19th Terrace Nw New Brighton, Minnesota 55112)
    citing among others.

    Denison Newsletter (The Denison Society, December 1987), No. 82, p. 4; Williams Haynes, Stonington Chronology (1976), p. 22.

  3.   James Noyce, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Children... ii. JAMES NOYES, b. Newbury 11 March 1639[/40?]; Harvard College 1659 [Sibley 2:45-50]; m. Stonington 11 September 1674 Dorothy Stanton, daughter of THOMAS STANTON {1635, Hartford} [StonVR Barbour 178, citing StonTR 1:137; Stonington Hist 485-86; TAG 81:263-73].

  4. Rev James Noyes, II, in Find A Grave.
  5. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999