Abell,  Theophilus

Abell, Theophilus

Male 1680 - 1724  (43 years)

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  • Name Abell, Theophilus  [1, 2
    Born 20 Nov 1680  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 36051797 
    Died 31 Aug 1724  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Old Norwichtown Cemetery
    Person ID I21775  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, Ancestors of President Cleveland, The Hyde History, Ancestors of President Fillmore, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Abell, Caleb I,   b. 1647, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1731, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Post, Margaret,   b. 21 Feb 1653, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1700, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Jul 1669  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F6806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Calkins, Anne,   b. 10 Aug 1692, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1733, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1716  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Abell, Zerviah,   b. 29 Jan 1722, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1785, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    +2. Abell, Anne,   b. 02 Jul 1717, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1744, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F7746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1680 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1716 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1724 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Abell, Theophilus Grave Stone
    Abell, Theophilus Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Abell Family Crest
    Abell Family Crest
    This most interesting and unusual surname is Anglo-Scottish. It was mainly introduced by returning 12th century Crusaders and pilgrims from the Holy Land. 'Abel' derives from the Hebrew given name 'Hevel' meaning 'breath or vigour', and was presumably a name of endearment or possibly a nickname. As a personal name 'Abel' (Hevel) was borne by the son of Adam, who was murdered by his brother Cain. It was very popular as a given name in Christendom during the Middle Ages, when there was a cult of 'suffering innocence' which Abel represented. For reasons unclear the early surname was widespread in the east of England and Southern Scotland, and is well represented in its various forms in the registers of the area. The surname is now recorded in the modern spellings of Abel, Able, Abele, Abelle, and the patronymic Abels, Abeles, Abells, Abelson and Ableson. Early examples of the surname recordings include Richard Abel of Buckinghamshire in the 1273 Hundred rolls of the county, and Thomas Abell in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire for the year 1301. The surname is also well recorded in Scotland from an early date, Master Abel being recorded in the rolls of the abbey of Kelso in 1235, whilst Thomas Abell, was a burgess of Edinburgh in the year 1387. The coat of arms is very distinctive having the blazon of a silver field, charged with twelve gold fleur de lis on a saltire of blue. The crest being an arm in armour holding a sword enfiled with a wreath. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Abel, which was dated 1197, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Essex, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).

    2. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Theophilus Abell

    3. [S332] Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Vital Records, Vol 1 p 21.