Person:John Stedman (4)

Lieutenant John Stedman
b.Bef 1626
m. Bef 1651
  1. Ensign John Stedman1651 - 1734
m. Bef 6 Mar 1664/65
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Lieutenant John Stedman
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1626 Based on estimated date of first marriage.
Marriage Bef 1651 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Unknown Unknown
Marriage Bef 6 Mar 1664/65 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (probably)to Elizabeth Blackleach
Estate Inventory[3] Feb 1675-76 £172-04-08. Taken by Lt. Chester, Ensign Goodrich, John Belden sen., Townsmen.
Death[1][2] 19 Dec 1675 South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United StatesKilled during the Great Swamp Fight
Will[3] 11 Jan 1675/76 Nuncupative. Actually made prior to the battle at Narragansett.
Probate[3] 2 Mar 1675/76 Administration to the relict.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lieut. John Stedman, in Adams, Sherman W. (Sherman Wolcott), and Henry R. (Henry Reed) Stiles. The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut: Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury Prior to its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time with Extensive Genealogies and Genealogical Notes on Their Early Families. (New York: The Grafton Press, 1904)

    "Stedman, Lieut. John, of Htfd., came to Weth., prob. 1669; was adm. inhab. Of W., 30 Jan., 1671-2, before which time be owned ld. here … Lieut. of the Htfd. Troop of Dragoons, July, 1675; a good officer; killed in the Great Swamp Fight (Narragansett) 19 Dec, 1675. Invent, of Est. taken 3 Mch., 1675-6─amt. £172-04-08. Will dated, 11 January, 1675-6─stated to Samuel Talcott & William Goodrich the day he went to Springfield by the Council's order [on military duty] as his will he gave his Lands to his son John Stedman, Jr., hoping he would give something to his other children and gave of his estate other than Lands to his wife─2 March, 1675-6. Will & Invt. Exhibit Adms. to the Relict."

  2. 2.0 2.1 John Stedman, 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)

    "John Stedman, Hartford, had John, b. 5 Apr. 1651; Mary, 24 Sept. 1653; Thomas, 9 Oct. 1655; Robert, 1 Feb. 1658; Samuel, 27 Feb. 1660; and Eliz. 9 Nov. 1665. He was few yrs. at Wethersfield, made freem. 1654, yet I find not his name in the list of 1669, was a lieut. and in the early part of Philip's war com. the dragoons, but d. in Dec. 1675."

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Stedman, Lt. John, Wethersfield, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)

    "Probate Records. Vol. III, 1663 to 1677. Page 153.

    Stedman, Lt. John, Wethersfield. Died December, 1675. Invt. £172-04-08. Taken February, 1675, by Lt. Chester, Ensign Goodrich, John Belden sen., Townsmen. Will dated 11 January, 1675-6.

    Lt. John Stedman, the day he went to Springfield pr. the Councils Order, said to Samuel Talcott and William Goodrich, as his will, He gave his Lands to his Son John Stedman Jr., hopeing he would give Something to his other Children. He gave of his Estate other than Lands to his Wife.

    Witness: Samuel Talcott, William Goodrich.

    Court Record, Page 152—2 March, 1675-6.: Will exhibited. Adms. to the Relict.

    Page 11—21 October, 1678: Lt. John Stedman & Elizabeth, wife, being both deceased & Leaving four small children, the Govr & Assistants doe desire & appoynt sargt. John Stedman to take some care & to look after the children that are left by his Father & to dispose of them in such places as they may be well educated, the sd. Stedman to take advice of Major Talcott & Capt. Allyn in the dispose of them."