Calkins,  John

Calkins, John

Male 1634 - 1702  (68 years)

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  • Name Calkins, John  [1
    Born 1634  Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1634  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Find A Grave Memorial 43415537 
    Name Caulkins 
    Buried Jan 1702  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Old Norwichtown Cemetery
    Died 8 Jan 1702  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6029  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 

    Father Calkins, Hugh,   b. 1600, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eaton, Ann,   b. 1605, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1688, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1622  Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Royce, Sarah,   b. Abt 1634, Monmouth, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1711, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 1658  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Calkins, Elizabeth,   b. Apr 1673, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F2178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1634 - Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 1634 - Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1658 - New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jan 1702 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 1702 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Calkins, Hugh 1663 Ann with John Clkins and Sarah Royce Grave Stone
    Calkins, Hugh 1663 Ann with John Clkins and Sarah Royce Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Calkins Family Crest
    Calkins Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • NOTES from "History of Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA", by Frances Manwaring Caulkins, 1866. Page 172. John Calkins, the oldest son of Hugh, was probably born about 1634. He was old enough to be summoned to work, with other settlers, on the mill-dam at New London in 1652. He married at New London, Sarah, daughter of Robert Royce, and his oldest child, Hugh was born at that place before the removal to Norwich.

      John Calkins was one of the selectmen of Norwich in 1671, and on the jury of the court so late as 1691. He died January 8, 1702-3. Sarah, his relict, died May 1, 1711, aged 77 years. They had three daughters that lived to maturity, Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth, who married in the same order, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Gifford, and Samuel Hyde.

      They had also three sons older than the daughters:
      1. Hugh, born in June, 1659, married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Sluman and step-daughter of Solomon Tracy. She died in 1703, and he married second, Lois Standish, probably daughter of Captain Josiah Standish of Preston.

      He had five children, and left them at his death what was then considered a large estate. After providing for the widow, the oldest son had a double portion, and the others inherited equal shares of 203 pounds, 10 shillings.

      Inscription on his gravestone: "Sergeant Hugh Calkings dyed September 15, 1722 in ye 63d Year of his age. "

      2. John, the second son of the Proprietor John, born in July, 1661, probably the third male child born in Norwich, married Abigail Birchard, October 23, 1690, and subsequently removed to Lebanon. He was the first constable of that town, chosen at its organization May 31, 1698, and corporal of the first militia company, 1700.

      His youngest son, James, born April 29, 1702, is on the list of Yale College graduates as Mr. Jacobus Calking, 1725. He was an ordained minister, and officiated as such for several years, but afterwards settled as a Farmer in the western district of Norwich, where he died in 1756.

      3. Samuel, the third son of John, settled in Lebanon. Stephen, the son of Samuel, born in 1706, was an active, stalwart, enterprising Farmer, famous in his time as a cattle drover or horse-courser. He may be traced by deeds, and town and court records, as a resident at Norwich, New London, Lyme, Lebanon and finally at Sharon, Ct., where several of his sons settled, and from whence, after the American Revolutionary War, his descendants spread into western New York, USA.

  • 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;).