Person:John Porter (1)

m. 12 Sep 1587
  1. Francis PorterABT 1588 - 1635
  2. Thomas Porter1590 - 1638
  3. Margaret Porter1593 - 1648
  4. John Porter1594 - 1648
  5. William Porter1596 -
  6. Rose Porter1598 -
  • HJohn Porter1594 - 1648
  • WAnna White1600 - 1647
m. 18 Oct 1620
  1. Anna Porter1621 - 1653
  2. John Porter1622/23 - 1688
  3. Sarah Porter1624 - 1696/97
  4. James Porter1627 -
  5. Rebecca Porter1630 - 1682/83
  6. Samuel Porter1632 - 1632
  7. Rose Porter1633 - 1648
  8. Samuel Porter1635 - 1689
  9. Mary Porter1637 -
  10. Anna Porter1638 -
  11. Sergeant Nathaniel Porter1640 - 1679/80
  12. Hannah Porter1642 - 1677
Facts and Events
Name John Porter
Gender Male
Christening[5][7] 21 Jun 1594 Felsted, Essex, England
Marriage 18 Oct 1620 Messing, Essex, Englandto Anna White
Will[2][4] 20 Apr 1648 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[6] 21 Apr 1648 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Burial[1][6] 22 Apr 1648 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Probate[4] 7 Jun 1649 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  1. Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1638-1925.

    John Porter dyed and was buryed April 22nd 1648

  2. Roberts, Gary Boyd. English origins of New England families: from The New England historical and genealogical register, first series. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984), 3:735.

    Dated April 20, 1648; pvd June 7, 1649 Windsor, CT. Sons: John eldest, James 2nd, Samuel, Nathaniel; son-in-law Joseph Judson; daughters: Rebecca, Rose, Mary & Anna; overseers: Mr. Warham of Windsor, Mr. Goodwin of Hartford, Goodman White of Hartford, Matthew Grant of Windsor. Witnesses: Henry Clarke, Abigail Branker.

  3.   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), 3:460.

    JOHN, Windsor, among the earliest sett. 1638 and so it is by some presumed that he went from Dorchester, but more prob. is it, that he had been short time only in Mass. and accomp. Rev. Ephraim Hewett, bring beside the six ch. ment. in his will, Sarah and Joseph, nam. by Goodwin, constable 1640, rep. 1646 and 7; and add. to ch. by w. Rose, b. prob. in Eng. at W. had Nathaniel, b. 19 July 1640; and Ann, sometimes call. Hannah, 4 Sept. 1642; and Parsons, in Geneal. Reg. V. 359, says he d. 21 Apr. 1648, and was bur. next day. But his will of the day preced. was not carr. to Court bef. June of next yr. It gives eldest s. John, £100; sec. James, £60; Samuel, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Rose, Mary, and Ann, ea. £30. His wid. was bur. 20 days aft. him. Sarah m. 24 Oct. 1644, Joseph Judson, Roxbury, freem. 5 Nov. 1633, had w. Margaret, rem. to Boston, there a supporter of Wheelwright, and disarmed 1637, soon rem. to R. I. signed their compact 1638, was an Assist. 1641 and aft. for some yrs. liv. at Portsmouth, R. I. 1655 and Wickford, 1674. Haz. II. 612. He had a d. perhaps nam. Hannah, wh. m. the sec. Samuel Wilbor.

  4. 4.0 4.1 John Porter, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), v 1 p 29, 30, Secondary quality.

    Porter, John, Windsor. Invt. £470-17-00. Taken 27 April, 1648, by Henry Clarke, David Wilton, William Phelps, Thomas Ford- Will dated 20 April, 1648.
    Imprimis. This is the last will and Testament made by mee, John Porter, of Wyndsor, allthough now weake and sick in body, yet in prfect memory, doe bequeath my soule to God that gave it, and my Body to be buried, and my goods as followeth:
    Ite. I give to my eldest sonne, John Porter, £100; and to my second sonne, Jeames Porter, I give £60; and to my other six children, to witt, Samuel Porter, Nathaniel, Rebeka, Rose, Mary & Anne Porter, to each £30, wch is to be raised out of my whole estate, as howseing, lands, cattell, and household goods, and is to be paid as they come to be twenty yeares of age, or sooner if my overseers sees just cause, without whose consent I would not have them marrye, wch if they doe it shall bee in the power of my ourseers to abate their portions and give it to the other that are more deserveing. And in case any of my children dye before they be married, or be twenty yeares of age, their portion shall be equally divided amongst the rest, unless the ourseers see cause to abate it uppon the eldest. In case my estate shall bee founde uppon perticular view to arise to be more in valew than these portions above given, or less than the summe, my will is that it shall bee proportionally added or abated to my childrens severall portions, except my ourseers see cause to abate my eldest, that hath the bigger portion, or likewise my second. The particular goods wherein each child shall have his portion paid out of my whole estate I leave to the discretion of my ourseers. My sonne Joseph Judgson is to take twenty shillings of Thomas Thornton, the next winter; also I give fifty shillings to the pore of Wyndsor Church. My desire is that these my beloved friends would bee the ourseers of this my last will and testament: Mr. Warham of Wyndsor, Mr. Goodwyn of Hartford, Goodman White of Hartford, Matthew Grant of Wyndsor. -- John Porter.
    Witness: Henry Clarke, Abigaill Branker.

    Court Record, 7 March, 1650. One of the younger daughters had died, and there was an adjustment of the Elder daughters' Portions. 7 June, 1649, Will Proven. -- John Taillcott, Will Westwood, J.C. Secy.

  5. Holman, Winifred Lovering. John Porter of Windsor. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (1939), 16:49.

    'It is probable that he was that John Porter, baptised at Holy Cross, Felsted, 21 June 1594, son of a John Porter, whose sister Margaret, was also baptized there, 17 May 1593.'

  6. 6.0 6.1 Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Windsor Vital Records:239.

    'Porter,...John,d.[ ];bd.Apr.22,1648'

  7. Needs confirmation - not in Felstead records
Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield