Person:John Steele (96)

m. 22 Jan 1645/46
  1. Lieutenant John Steele1647 - 1738
  2. Samuel Steele1652 - 1710
  • HLieutenant John Steele1647 - 1738
  • WRuth Judd1646/47 - Bef 1735
m. Bef 1678
  1. Mary SteeleEst 1678 - Bet 1754 & 1756
  2. Elizabeth Steele1680 - Bef 1735
  3. Sarah Steele1683 - Bef 1751
  4. Lieutenant John Steele1685/86 - 1751
  5. Rachel Steele1689 - 1773
  6. Ruth SteeleEst 1691 - 1751
  7. Ebenezer Steele1697 - Bef 1735
Facts and Events
Name[1] Lieutenant John Steele
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 Nov 1647 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Alt Birth[2] 1649 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Marriage Bef 1678 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (probably)Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child (Mary).
to Ruth Judd
Will[4] 14 Jun 1735 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[1][3] 26 Aug 1738 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Estate Inventory[4] 13 Sep 1738 £991-16-00. … by Joseph Judd, Isaac Cowles and Joseph Hart.
Probate[4] 3 Oct 1738 Will proved.

The Estate of John Steele, Sen., of Farmington

"Probate Records. Vol. XIII. 1737 to 1742. Page 108-9.

Steele, John, Sen., Farmington. Invt. £991-16-00. Taken 13 September, 1738, by Joseph Judd, Isaac Cowles and Joseph Hart. Will dated 14 June, 1735.

I, John Steele, Sen., of Farmingtown, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: Unto my only son John Steele, Jr., I give the sum of 20 shillings, to be paid him out of my personal estate by my executrix, which is all I shall now give him considering the liberal donation I have formerly made him, and order him my sd. son to pasture for his two sisters, viz., Sarah Steele and Rachel Steele (so long as they shall live and bear my name) each of them a cow as I provided by a deed of gift I formerly gave him. Unto my daughter Mary Bird, besides what I have already given her, I give her my 2 lotts of land lying in the two divisions of land in Farmington which lye north from the reserved lands (one division on the west, ye other on the east side of the river), in each division one lott. Unto my daughter Ruth Thompson, besides what I have already given her, I give to her my lott of land lying at a place called and known by the name of the sixth and furthest division of land, lying west of the reserved land in Farmington. Unto my daughter Sarah Steele, now living with me, I give several lotts of land, all within the bounds of ye Town of Farmington, viz., one lott which I have in a division of land laid out on the range of Blue and Shuttle Meadow Mountain; another of sd. lotts is the lott that was laid out on my own right in a division of land lying between Panthorn Division and Waterbury bounds; another of sd. lots is in the lott that was laid out in my own right in the first division of land lying west from the reserved lands; also 2 lotts more, laid out on my right, one in the 2nd and the other in the 3rd division of land in sd. Farmingtown, lying west of the reserved land. Unto my daughter Rachel Steele, now living with me, to her and to her heirs forever, I give several pieces of land in the Township of Farmingtown, viz., two lotts of land laid out by my right, one in the 4th and the other in the 5th division of land lying west from ye reserved lands in Farmingtown; also 36 acres of land, more or less, which I have att a place called Three Mile Hills, which I purchased of my son John Steele; also 5 acres of land at a place called by the name of Judd's Hill in Farmingtown. I give to my two daughters, Sarah and Rachel Steele, all my right in the common and undivided land in sd. Farmingtown; and unto them my daughters, Sarah and Rachel, I give all the residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, not heretofore disposed of, whatsoever and wheresoever it be, to be divided equally between them; and also that they shall have, hold and injoy for their use the kitchen and lean-to of my dwelling house so long as they or either of them live bearing my name. And my will further is, that my sd. daughter Rachel Steele shall not have power to sell, barter or exchange the estate that I have given her in this will, or any part of it, without the approbation and allowance of my sd. daughter Sarah Steele and my grandson-in-law Joseph Hart. But at the same instant of time that she shall presume to act contrary hereunto, her right that I have given her shall cease and be void as to that part of sd. estate which she shall presume so to alienate without the aforesd. approbations and allowance, and I hereby will and bequeath the same to my sd. daughter Sarah Steele. I appoint my daughter Sarah Steele to be sole executrix.


Witness: Joseph Woodruff, Thomas Smith, Roger Hooker.

Court Record, Page 33—3 October, 1738: Will proven."[4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Durrie, Daniel S. (Daniel Steele). Steele Family: A Genealogical History of John and George Steele (Settlers of Hartford, Conn.), 1635-6, and Their Descendants with an Appendix. (Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1862)

    Lieut. John3 (Steele) b. Nov. 5, 1647; m. Ruth, dau. of Dea. Thomas Judd of Farmington; d. Aug. 26, 1737 [both Farmington VR and probate file indicate his death in 1738]. "He was made a freeman, May 10, 1677."

  2. John Steele, in Barbour, Lucius Barnes. Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977)

    John (Steele) b 1649 (Hartford Town Record) m Ruth Judd.

  3. Farmington Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records

    Steele, John, Sr., d. Aug. 26, 1738 [LR6:10].

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Steele, John, Sen., Farmington, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)