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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
see FAMILY TREE (Brooke)
see FAMILY TREE (White)
|Baptized: 15/Sep/1577 Nazeing, Essex, England
|Married: 09/Apr/1610 Nazeing, Essex, England
|Died: 05/Jan/1638-39 Weathersfield, Hartford, CT
|Memorial Stone in Old Congregational Burying Ground
Stratford, Fairfield CT
|In/ Sacred Memory/ of/ John & Elizabeth/ Hutchins
Curtiss/ M. 19 Apr 1610 Nazeing Eng./ Arrived Roxbury, Mass./ about
1637/ John Bapt. 1577 D. 1639/ Widow Curtiss, Sons/ John, William and
Thomas/ Settled Stratford 1639/ She died/ June 1658 Stratford, Ct.
John Curtiss married Elizabeth Hutchins were the parents of Gabriel,
John, Thomas, Mary, William, and Philip.
1. John Curtis bap.
2. William Curtiss
3. Thomas Curtis b. 12/Mar/1618-19
A Genealogy of the Curtiss Family by Frederic Haines Curtiss, 1903
"On 16 October 1632, the Court Roll of the Manor of Nazing shows that "William
Searle and Elizabeth his wife surrendered land into the hand of the lord of the
Manor of Nazing, by the Rod, according to the custom fo the said Manor by the
hands of John Curtys and Richard Campe, customary tenants." This meant
that John Curtis and Richard Campe had the privilege of obtaining the land if
they wanted it, but John Curtis did not take it.
John is last of record in England in 1637, when he appears as taxed 6 shillings
in the Ship Money list at Nazing. Assessed at the same time and place was
his brother Gabriell Curtiss, assessed two shillings; also John's first cousin
George Curtis, assessed three shillings; also John Hutchin, assessed 12
shillings; and Thomas Hutchin, John Curtis also sat as a juror in the manorial
court of Nazing in 1637.
Apparently his eldest son John was sent to New England in advance, for a John
Curtis, aged 21, embarked int eh "Safety" 10 August 1635. By 1639 the rest
of the family followed and settled in Roxbury, MA where john's nephew William
was already living. "John Corteis" appears on the list of inhabitants of
Roxbury 1639, having 15 acres of land and five persons in his family, which
would be himself, his wife, and their three sons. No further mention of
the family is found at Roxbury.
In 1639 a John Curtis was a resident of Wethersfield, CT, owning a home lot on
"the North Road to the Great Meadow." The property is also described as
"East side of High Street, opposite the Common and North of the house lot of
Robert Bates." Parke says that Sherman Adams thought this was son John, but had
much misinformation about him. Mr. Hoppin thought it was the elder John
and that he died in Wethersfield. Certainly John Curtiss Sr. died early in
or shortly after 1640."
This research has been done with much help from Jim Hoskins
Thank you Jim.