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  • Name Richard Hendee  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
    Suffix
    Birth 1610  [26
    Born 1611  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 15
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Aug 1612  Lancaster, St Mary, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Alternate Possibility Only 
    Arrival Boston Area  [3
    Arrival 1634  [27
    Aboard "Hopewell" from England (See Notes below) 
    Residence Boston Area  [3
    Residence Abt 1660  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 12, 14
    Worked on vessels 
    Residence 1661  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 14
    Worked on Vessels 
    Residence Abt 1665  Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 12, 14
    Proprietor of mill built by John Elderkin 
    Residence 1666  Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 04 Aug 1670  Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28
    Person ID I1117  My Genealogy | Cynthia Ann Hendee Henry
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2018 

    Family Hannah Elderkin,   b. 17 May 1634, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1686, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1661  Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 29
    Children 
     1. Caleb Hendee,   b. Between 1661 and 1670, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jonathan Hendee, 1,   b. Abt 1663, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1688, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [Unknown]  [Natural]
     3. Hannah Hendee,   b. 14 Jan 1664, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1742, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Natural]
    +4. Richard (Ensign) Hendee, 2,   b. 1665, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1745, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1611 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Worked on vessels - Abt 1660 - New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Worked on Vessels - 1661 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1661 - Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Proprietor of mill built by John Elderkin - Abt 1665 - Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1666 - Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Aug 1670 - Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Connecticut Town Death Records pre-1870 Barbour Collection
    Connecticut Town Death Records pre-1870 Barbour Collection
    Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700
    Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700
    US New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    US New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    Killingworth Town Records
    Killingworth Town Records
    Selected pages from Killingworth Town Records during period from 1666 to 1671 with references to lands granted to Richard Hendee. Contributed by Derek Stafford.
    Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Rutland County, Vermont
    Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Rutland County, Vermont
    George Richmond. Book of Biographies: Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Rutland County, Vermont (Buffalo, N.Y.: Biographical Publishing Company, 1899), pp. 319-320, 323.


    Library
    New Englandís Great Migration by Lynn Betlock
    New Englandís Great Migration by Lynn Betlock
    The immigrants who came to New England differed from immigrants to other regions. Those who migrated to New England had known relatively prosperous lives in England...and were highly literate artisans or craftsmen, neither rich nor poor, healthy, and owned houses and land.

  • Notes 
    • Two possible links to England birth:

      (1) Richard Hynde, Baptised 21 Aug 1612, St. Mary's Church, Lancaster, England. Father:Richard. Sources: Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Extracted Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001 and Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013

      (2) Richard Hynde, Baptised 8 Apr 1612, Wootton By Bedford, Bedford, England. Father:Thomas. Source: Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013
    • Re Source [S346]: In the records I have searched, no one by the name of Richard Hendee (or Hendy, Handy, etc) arrived on any of the various Hopewell vessels.(See http://www.winthropsociety.com/surnames/surname_gj.htm . It would appear, however, that the Hopewell passenger lists are not complete (see the 1634 Hopewell entry from London with Thomas Babb as Master - http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/nengships1620-1640.shtml.) Further, the other information about Norwich, Killingworth, and Hannah Elderkin has been verified by other sources.


  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700.


    2. [S165] Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.Original data: White, Lorr;).
      Death date: 4 Aug 1670 Death place: Killingworth
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=barbourctdeath&h=72511&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    3. [S164] Caleb Hendee, Jr. Manuscript, Caleb Hendee, Jr., Abner Hendee, Letter to Caleb Hendee, Jr., p.17.
      Richard Hendee was the first of the name who came to America. He descended from a family of French Protestants, who were expelled from Normandy in France and settled in England many years before on account of their religion. Richard came to Boston in the first settlement of the country, married and settled in that vicinity.


    4. [S96] History of Norwich, Connecticut : from its possession by the Indians to the year 1866, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Caulkins, Frances Manwaring,. History of Norwich, Connecticut : from its possession by the Indians to the year 1866. New London?: The friends of the author, 1874.Original d;), Early mention in Connecticut.
      This name is identical with Hende, Hendys, and Handy. Richard
      Hendy seems to have been one of the first purchasers of Norwich, and to
      have had an early allotment in the neighborliood of the town-plot. He
      also shared in the first divisions of land, but there is no evidence of his
      actual residence at any time in the settlement. In 1660 and '61 a person
      of this name was at work upon vessels at New London and Newport. A
      Richard Handy, four or five years later, was proprietor of a mill built by
      John Elderkin on the Menunkatesuck river at Ivillingworth, and died at
      that place, Aug. 4, 1670. This mill at Ivillingworth, and fifty acres of
      land on Westward Hill in Norwich, were among his assets.* The same
      year the townsmen of Norwich directed that the children of Richard
      Hendy, deceased, should have a share in the divisions of common land
      equal with other proprietors. From these and other concurrent facts, it
      is evident that Richard Hendy, the Norwich proprietor, and Richard
      Handy, of Killingworth, were one and the same person.

    5. [S29] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=19343950&pid=295


    6. [S161] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=31491674&pid=1185


    7. [S29] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=19343950&pid=332


    8. [S39] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived;), Source number: 373.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: LJS.
      Birth date: 1611
      Birth place: En
      Marriage date: Marriage place: CT


    9. [S29] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=19343950&pid=279


    10. [S29] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=19343950&pid=320


    11. [S29] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=19343950&pid=891488462


    12. [S376] Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com;), Cutter, William Richard.
      Richard Hendee , emigrant ancestor, was one of the original proprietors of Norwich, Connecticut , in 1660 . A tract of land was granted to him, Josiah Reed and Richard Welles , both of Leffing's Neck . He had an early allotment near the town plot, and shared in the first division of land, but it is not known that he ever lived in Norwich . In 1660-61 he worked on vessels at New London, Connecticut , and Newport, Rhode Island , and was evidently a ship carpenter by trade. Four or five years later he was proprietor of a mill built by John Elderkin , on the Menunkatesuck river , at Killingworth , where he died August 4, 1670 . This mill at Killingworth , and fifty acres of land on Westward Hill, Norwich , were among his assets in the inventory of his estate. In the same year the townsmen of Norwich directed that the children of Richard Hendee should have a share in the division of common lands as equal proprietors. He married Hannah , daughter of John Elderkin , who was guardian of their three children: Jonathan , Richard and Hannah Hendee

    13. [S375] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    14. [S376] Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com;), Name, Residence, Spouse, Occupation.
      Richard Hendee , emigrant ancestor, was one of the original proprietors of Norwich, Connecticut , in 1660 . A tract of land was granted to him, Josiah Reed and Richard Welles , both of Leffing's Neck . He had an early allotment near the town plot, and shared in the first division of land, but it is not known that he ever lived in Norwich . In 1660-61 he worked on vessels at New London, Connecticut , and Newport, Rhode Island , and was evidently a ship carpenter by trade. Four or five years later he was proprietor of a mill built by John Elderkin , on the Menunkatesuck river , at Killingworth , where he died August 4, 1670 . This mill at Killingworth , and fifty acres of land on Westward Hill, Norwich , were among his assets in the inventory of his estate. In the same year the townsmen of Norwich directed that the children of Richard Hendee should have a share in the division of common lands as equal proprietors. He married Hannah , daughter of John Elderkin , who was guardian of their three children: Jonathan , Richard and Hannah Hendee .

    15. [S56304] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Source number: 373.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: LJS.
      Birth date: 1611
      Birth place: En
      Marriage date: Marriage place: CT

    16. [S56293] Caleb Hendee, Jr. Manuscript, Caleb Hendee, Jr., Abner Hendee, Letter to Caleb Hendee, Jr., p.17.
      Richard Hendee was the first of the name who came to America. He descended from a family of French Protestants, who were expelled from Normandy in France and settled in England many years before on account of their religion. Richard came to Boston in the first settlement of the country, married and settled in that vicinity.

    17. [S56290] Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Death date: 4 Aug 1670 Death place: Killingworth

    18. [S56684] Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700.

    19. [S56673] History of Norwich, Connecticut : from its possession by the Indians to the year 1866, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Caulkins, Frances Manwaring,. History of Norwich, Connecticut : from its possession by the Indians to the year 1866. New London?: The friends of the author, 1874.Original d;), Early mention in Connecticut.
      This name is identical with Hende, Hendys, and Handy. Richard
      Hendy seems to have been one of the first purchasers of Norwich, and to
      have had an early allotment in the neighborliood of the town-plot. He
      also shared in the first divisions of land, but there is no evidence of his
      actual residence at any time in the settlement. In 1660 and '61 a person
      of this name was at work upon vessels at New London and Newport. A
      Richard Handy, four or five years later, was proprietor of a mill built by
      John Elderkin on the Menunkatesuck river at Ivillingworth, and died at
      that place, Aug. 4, 1670. This mill at Ivillingworth, and fifty acres of
      land on Westward Hill in Norwich, were among his assets.* The same
      year the townsmen of Norwich directed that the children of Richard
      Hendy, deceased, should have a share in the divisions of common land
      equal with other proprietors. From these and other concurrent facts, it
      is evident that Richard Hendy, the Norwich proprietor, and Richard
      Handy, of Killingworth, were one and the same person.

    20. [S56308] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    21. [S56510] Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com;), Cutter, William Richard.
      Richard Hendee , emigrant ancestor, was one of the original proprietors of Norwich, Connecticut , in 1660 . A tract of land was granted to him, Josiah Reed and Richard Welles , both of Leffing's Neck . He had an early allotment near the town plot, and shared in the first division of land, but it is not known that he ever lived in Norwich . In 1660-61 he worked on vessels at New London, Connecticut , and Newport, Rhode Island , and was evidently a ship carpenter by trade. Four or five years later he was proprietor of a mill built by John Elderkin , on the Menunkatesuck river , at Killingworth , where he died August 4, 1670 . This mill at Killingworth , and fifty acres of land on Westward Hill, Norwich , were among his assets in the inventory of his estate. In the same year the townsmen of Norwich directed that the children of Richard Hendee should have a share in the division of common lands as equal proprietors. He married Hannah , daughter of John Elderkin , who was guardian of their three children: Jonathan , Richard and Hannah Hendee

    22. [S56511] The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - New England Historic Genealogical Society. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society.Original data: N;).
      Name: Richard Hendee
      death date: 04 Aug 1670
      death place: Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

    23. [S56457] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Gale Research, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenge;), Place: Connecticut; Year: 1660; Page Number: 115.

    24. [S56894] Lancashire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2012;).

    25. [S56892] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).

    26. [S346] The Compendium of American Genealogy: The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of the First Families of America, Vol 5: 1933, Ed. Frederick Adams Virkus, (Name: Genealogical Publishing; Location: Baltimore MD; Date: 1987;), Birth date.
      Richard Hendee (1610-70), came in the "Hopewell," 1634; settled at Norwich, later at Killingsworth, Conn.: m Hannah Elderkin

    27. [S346] The Compendium of American Genealogy: The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of the First Families of America, Vol 5: 1933, Ed. Frederick Adams Virkus, (Name: Genealogical Publishing; Location: Baltimore MD; Date: 1987;), Arrival.
      Richard Hendee (1610-70), came in the "Hopewell," 1634; settled at Norwich, later at Killingsworth, Conn.: m Hannah Elderkin

    28. [S56685] The Compendium of American Genealogy: The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of the First Families of America, Vol 5: 1933, Ed. Frederick Adams Virkus, (Name: Genealogical Publishing; Location: Baltimore MD; Date: 1987;), Birth date.
      Richard Hendee (1610-70), came in the "Hopewell," 1634; settled at Norwich, later at Killingsworth, Conn.: m Hannah Elderkin

    29. [S35] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Birth year: 1634; Birth city: Dedham; Birth state: MA.
      Birth date: 17 May 1634Birth place: Dedham, Norfolk, MADeath date: 23 January 1686Death place: Wethersfield, Hartford, CTMarriage date: 1661Marriage place: