Person:Jasper Gunn (4)

Dr. Jasper Gunn
b.est 1606 England
m. bef 1637
  1. Samuel Gunn1635 - 1699
  2. Jobamah Gunn1637 - 1715
  3. Daniel Gunn1639 - 1690
  4. Nathaniel Gunn1640 - 1662/3
  5. Mehitable Gunn1641 - 1730
  6. Abel Gunn1643 - 1688
Facts and Events
Name Dr. Jasper Gunn
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1606 England
Marriage bef 1637 to Christian Unknown
Death[1] 2 Jan 1670/1 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

On 18 July 1635, "Jasper Gonn," aged 29, and "Ann Gonn," aged 25, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Defence [Hotten 107].

In his will, dated 25 December 1670 and proved 27 January 1670/1, "Jasper Gun of Milford" bequeathed to "my son Jobamah a piece of land in the New Field ... I suppose 10 acres more or less"; to "my son Abell Gun," 10lb., also "my physic chest with all physic and chirurgery things in it, also ... all my physic books, ... also ... my best cloth cloak and the divinity books he hath now of mine, and one of Mr. Hooker's"; to "Daniell Gun my son half all my lands & meadows, except Dreadful Lot & my homelot, only my will is that Daniell shall have a piece of my homelot two rods wider than his brother Jobamah's orchard is"; to "my son Sam[ue]ll my house, housing, orchard, gardens & Dreadful Lot, with half my other lands & meadows equally divided between Daniell & Samuell, also ... my Great Bible & fowling piece" and some furniture; to "my sons Daniell & Samuell all my cattle, horses, cart & all implements" equally divided between them; "my loving wife shall have her dwelling in the house" and be provided for by Daniel and Samuel, they to be sole executors; to "my daughter Mehitabell Fenn one of Mr. Hooker's books & Mr. Aynsworth's Communion of Saints"; "my loving brothers Jno. Smith & Joseph Pecke" to be overseers [NHPR 1:2:35].

Defence (1635)
Sailed: Late July 1635 from London, England under Master Edward Bostocke
Arrived: 8 Oct 1635 at Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Thomas Boylston - Richard Champney family - George and Joseph Cocke - Robert and Edward Colburne - Penelope Darno - Elizabeth Fenwick - James Fitch and family - French family - Jasper and Ann Goun - Eglin Hanford and family - Roger and Mabel Harlakenden - William Holman and family - William Hubbard and family - Jo Jenkynn- John Jones and family - Robert Keayne and family - Robert Longe and family - Adam Mott and family - Francis Nutbrowne - Rich Peck - William Read and family - Symon Roger - William Sawkyn - Samuel Shepherd - John (Thomas?) Sheppard and family - Sarah Simes - Henry Stevens - William and Marie Williamson - Ann Wood

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Other information: Passenger list

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jasper Gunn, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    ORIGIN: Unknown. MIGRATION: 1635 on the Defence FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury.
    BIRTH: About 1606 (aged 29 on 18 July 1635 [Hotten 107]).
    DEATH: Milford 2 January 1670[/1] [Milford ChR 2].
    MARRIAGE: By about 1637 Christian _____. She died between 6 May 1690 (date of will) and 31 October 1690 (date of inventory).