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John Case[1]

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  • Name John Case  [2, 3, 4
    Born 25 Jul 1616  Aylesham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1703/04  Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I105824  My Genealogy

    Father William Solomon Case,   b. 1591, Aylesham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1635, En Route To Boston, MA On The Ship Dorset. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Ruth James?,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F46378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Spencer,   b. 20 Apr 1636, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1691, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT At Age 55 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1656  Windsor, Harford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Case,   b. 1658, Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1718  (Age 60 years)
     2. Mary Case,   b. 22 Jun 1660, Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1725  (Age 65 years)
     3. John Case,   b. 5 Nov 1662, Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1733, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. William Case,   b. 5 Jun 1665, Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1700, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Samuel Case,   b. 1 Jun 1667, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1725, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Richard Case,   b. 27 Apr 1669, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1746, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Bartholomew Case,   b. 1 Oct 1670, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1725, Simsbury, Harford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     8. Joseph Case,   b. 6 Apr 1674, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1748, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Sarah Case,   b. 20 Apr 1676, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1704  (Age 28 years)
     10. Abigail Case,   b. 4 May 1682, Simsbury, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Moore,   b. 23 Jul 1638, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1728, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Aft 1688  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From WWW.Genforum.com, Case posting # 199 by D. Johansen :

      John Case, 1616 - 1703
      John Case was born in Aylesham, England circa 1616 and died 21 Feb 1703 (or 1704 or 1705) in Simsbury, CT. The Case family is one of the ancient and honorable families of New England. They were noted as far back as Oliver Cromwell (1599-1659) and accumulated a fortune furnishing leather for the Army, being tanners and farniers. The records show they came from York, England to Aylesham, England in the year 1200. They held all the land around Aylesham so the town was said to be Cased in and were a clan by themselves. Many of them still reside there. Their land surrounded possessions of Anna Boleyn, who became the second wife of Henry VIII of England, and was beheaded "for treason" in 1536. The Cases were closely related by intermarriage to the Boleyns. John arrived in New England on the ship "Dorsett" on September 3, 1635 from Gravesend, England, at the age of 19 years. The ship landed around Long Island. He then moved to Dorchester, MA [1]. In 1637 John married Sarah Spencer (1636-1691), daughter of William and Agnes (Tucker) Spencer of Hartford, CT. They next moved to Hartford, then moved to Maspeth Kills, NY (now Newton according to our Genealogy). John and Sarah resided in Windsor CT from 1656 until 1669, when they removed to Simsbury and settled in the area known as "Weatogue" [3].

      In 1667 John, with twenty others, received the first grant of land in Simsbury which was at Meadow Plain, Massaco (Simsbury). He lived about one mile south of the Pettibone Tavern, the second house south. He was a shoemaker and harness maker as well as a farmer. He was appointed constable for Massaco by the General Court Oct. 14, 1669, and represented his town at the General Court in 1670 and several times afterwards. He with six sons would go from Weatogue to what now (1900) is West Simsbury and cultivate the land there. Hence it was first called Case's Farms, afterwards Farms Village, then West Simsbury. They carried their guns with them as a protection from the Indians as well as to shoot game which was very plentiful there.

      The first of 5 children to John and Sarah were born in Windsor, the last 5 were born in Simsbury:

      Elizabeth born 1658 in Windsor; died 9 Oct 1718; married (1) Joseph Lewis; married (2) John Tuller
      Mary born 22 Jun 1660 in Windsor; died 22 Aug 1725; married (1) 1677/9 William Alderman who died 1697; married (2) 30 Mar 1698/9 James Hilliard who died 28 July 1720, age 76
      John Jr. born 5 Nov 1662 in Windsor; died 22 May 1733; married (1) 12 Sep 1684 Mary Alcott; married (2) 1693 Sarah Holcomb
      William James born 5 Jun 1665 in Windsor; died 31 Mar 1700 in Simsbury; married Elizabeth Holcomb
      Samuel born 1667 in Windsor; died Jul 30 1725; married (1) Mary Westover; married (2) Elizabeth Thrall
      Richard born 27 Apr/Aug 1669 in Simsbury; died 27 Apr 1746; married Amy Reed
      Bartholomew 1 Oct 1670 in Simsbury; died 25 Oct 1725 in Simsbury; married 7 Dec 1699 in Simsbury Mary Humphrey, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Mills)
      Humphrey, born 16 Nov 1681 in Simsbury
      Joseph born 6 Apr 1674 in Simsbury; died 11 Aug 1748; married Anna Eno
      Sarah born 20 Apr 1676 in Simsbury; died 2 May 1704; married 9 Nov 1699, as his second wife, Joseph Phelps Jr., son of Joseph and Hanna (Newton) Phelps, born 27 Aug 1667; died 20 Jan 1750
      Abigail born 4 May 1682 in Simsbury; married 1 Sept. 1701 Simsbury Jonah Westover Jr.
      Sarah died on 3 Nov 1691 in Simsbury, at the age of 55 [2]. Her headstone in Simsbury Cemetery is said to be
      the oldest in Simsbury.
      John married (2) Elizabeth (Moore) Loomis (our genealogy says Louise (Moore) Loomis) (1638-1728), daughter of John Moore and the
      widow of Nathaniel Loomis of Windsor, CT.
      Elizabeth died in Windsor 23 July 1728 at the age of 90. She and John had no issue.

      John died in 1703 in Meadow Plains or the southern part of Simsbury. His place of burial is unknown but it is supposed to be by the side of his wife Sarah in Simsbury Cemetery, although no stone was erected. He had an estate of 562 pounds, making him a man of wealth at that time. John's will, dated 21 Nov 1700 named his wife Elizabeth, six sons, and four daughters. Samuel Spencer of Hartford (Sarah's brother), and John Case Jr. (John's son) were executors of the estate.

      Sources:
      [1] Spear's Genealogy
      [2] Spencer Genealogy
      [3] Case book
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      Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 23:35:46 EST
      From: Edeew99@aol.com
      To: Case-Family-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Re: John Case History Update

      There appear to be several errors in the below John Case data. The referenced passenger list shows a William CASE and a John
      CASSON as passengers on the Dorset. Could this be John CASE? Possibly but why the difference in spelling between brothers? Also,
      William SPENCER m. Agnes HARRIS, not Agnes TUCKER.
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      Fourth - Agnes Harris's parents were Bartholomew HARRIS & Elizabeth COLLAMORE. I show this line back several generations. Source for 'some' of this from "Mary & John Passengers - The Royal Line of Agnes Harris". Also "Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists". If you want
      the author of these books, I'll have to look them up.
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      Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 19:55:15 -0500
      From: "K. Ormerod"
      To: Case-Family-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Re: Case/Noble marriages


      Hi, Linda, my name is Phyllis, a descendant of John Case of Simsbury. (John, John, Richard, Richard, Richard, Freeman, Hector, Carlton Henry, Mertie Caroline).
      In my search I have found a reference to a Henry whom the author believes is a brother to John. The book is "The American Genealogist" by George McCracken Whole No. 134; Volume 34, No. 2 April 1958 'The Case Family of CT and Long Island'.
      McCracken believes there was a relationship between Henry of Hartford and Southold, Long Island to John of Maspath Kills, Windsor and Simsbury, CT as well as Richard, of Hartford, Thomas and William, both of Newtown, Long Island.
      Another book that may be of help is "Genealogy Notes: First Settlers of CT and MA pgs. 275.300.
      I do not have a link to a Henry born in the 1800's but have some notes about a Henry A. Case who lived in Tarrifville, CT in the 1800's. He had a brother, Edward B. My last entry for Henry was born in the 1700's. This may all be confusing, but it may help someone.
      Phyllis
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      Resided in Windsor until 1669 when he removed to Simsbury and settled in the area known as "Weatogue". He was appointed constable for Massaco by the General Court Oct. 14, 1669. He represented his town at the General Court in May 1670, Oct 1674, May 1675 (CT Colonial Records, II 484). John's will dated Nov. 21 1700 named his wife, Elizabeth, six sons and four daughters. Samuel Spencer of Hartford (his brother-in-law) and John Case were his executors. (Records of Windsor, Hartford, CT - NEHGR Jan 1851, pg.65.
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      Source #2: Hinman, Royal R. Conneticut Puritan Settlers. Press of Case, Tiffany and Company. Hartford. 1852

      CASE, JOHN. (This name is occasionally spelled Cass.) He came to Windsor with the early settlers, supposed from Dorchester, Mass. He was a member of the Gen. Court of the Colony in May, 1670, May and October, 1675, and received other marks of respect from Windsor and Simsbury. He married Sarah Spencer, and remained at Windsor until about 1668 or '9, when he removed to Weatauge, in Simsbury. A part of his children were born in Windsor, and the others in Simsbury. Issue, Mary, b. June 22, 1660; John, Jr., b. Nov. 5, 1662; Wm., b. June 5, 1665; Samuel, b. June 1, 1667, d. July 30, 1725; Richard, b. Aug. 27, 1669. The following b. at Simsbury: Sarah, b. April 14, 1676; Abigail, Elizabeth, Joseph and Bartholomew, d. Oct. 25, 1725. John, Sen., the father, d. Feb. 21, 1703-4.

      John Case, of Simsbury, will drawn Nov. 21, 1700, but dated Dec. 11, 1700; a codicil to the will was dated Feb. 12, 1703-4. He made his mark to the instrument. Mr. Samuel Spencer, of Hartford, and John Case, his son, executors. Inventory exhibited and sworn to by his son, Richard Case, of Simsbury, March 9, 1703-4. Mr. John Case, Sen., d. Feb. 21, 1703-4. Inventory taken by John Slater, James Cornish and Andrew Robe, March 2, 1703-4, ť562, 5s. 1d. His wife Elizabeth he gave ť5, to be paid her annually, which was agreed to before marriage, and he directed in his first will, that it should be paid to her as follows: William, Samuel, Richard and Bartholomew, to pay each 15s., and his son Joseph, ť2 annually during her life, which was altered in his codicil. His daughter Elizabeth m. Tuller; daughters Mary Case, Sarah Phelps, and Abigail Case. His son William d. March 31, 1700, after his father's will was made and before the death of his father. William's relict was Elizabeth; she with his brother John, of Simsbury, were adm'rs on William's estate in 1701. Inventory, ť276, 9s. 8d., dated May 29, 1700. He left children, viz., Elizabeth, b. Sept., 1689; W'm., b. March 22, 1690-1; James, b. March 12, 1692-3; Rachel, b. Dec., 1694; Mary, b. 1696; Joshua, b. June 1, 1698; Mindwell, b. March 21, 1700. These children received their father's portion in their grandfather's estate.
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      List of Official Civil, Military, and Ecclesiastical of Connecticut Colony
      GenealogyLibrary.com Main Page
      Page 10 CASE, JOHN (d. 1704). Constable (Simsbury), Oct. 1669; Deputy (Simsbury), May 1670, Oct. 1674, May 1675.
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      From Burke's Armory, p.2607: John Case emigrated from England 9/3/1635 on the "Dorset".
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      Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2000 19:13:03 -0500
      From: Lori
      To: Case-Family-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: John Case & the ship Dorset

      Here is a URL that has the Dorset ship's list, and William CASSE is
      listed, but not John. However, John CASSON is listed, so I am wondering
      if the transcriber just misread the writing. He got the info from
      Hotten's Lists.

      http://www.primenet.com/~langford/spls/635be001.htm#Dorset
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      "Hotten's Lists"

      The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices;
      Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600-1700.
      From Mss. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England.
      Edited by John Camden Hotten. Chatto and Windus, Publishers, London, England, 1874.
      (Also reprinted by G.A. Baker & Co., Inc., NY, 1931.)
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      From WWW.FamilyHistory.com Case Forum #740 by Dorothy Beasley:
      Denver Public Library - Genealogy section has a book "CASE" "A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF JOHN CASSE" or
      929.2 -- c 337.2 c --as printed inside. 24 pages. small book and VERY interesting..by A. P. Case of Vernon, N.Y....Name
      later spelled Case when he signed his will. John came over on "The Ship , Dorset, John Flower, master, sailed from Gravesend, Eng, 1635 - John age 19. . Gives will, and list of children plus many interesting stories .
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      At www.genforum.com Case Forum #230
      Re: WILLIAM CASE@AYLESHAM ENGLAND
      Posted by: Glenda Thayer Date: August 24, 1998 at 15:49:29
      In Reply to: Re: WILLIAM CASE@AYLESHAM ENGLAND by Celia Case

      Believe you are misinformed regarding names of immigrant Cases. The English did not have middle names in the 1500's and early 1600's, and if you do some research into the early sources such as Banks, Farmer, Savage you will see this bears out. Have seen John Case who came to Simsbury listed as John Trustin Case, but this is without a credible source. The credible source recs. list him only as John Case & the immigrant to RI as Wm. Case as well as Henry Case who settled Long Is. Hope this will clear up some of the misconceptions.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S1806] Geneological and Family History of Conn., W.R.Cutter, (1911).

    3. [S1807] Records of Windsor, Hartford, CT, Samuels H. Parsons, Esq. of Middletown, CT corresponding member of the NEHGS, (Jan 1851), 65 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S469] WWW.FamilyHistory.Com, Case Forum #763 Posted by Cynthia M. Case 10/13/2000. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S290] John Case and His Descendants, Ruth Cost Duncan, (1991 Much based on the unpublished manuscript of Dr. Erastus E. Case at the Connecticut Historical Society.).

    6. [S286] WWW.Genforum.com, Spencer #525 by Gloria May , 10/1/1998 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S290] John Case and His Descendants, Ruth Cost Duncan, (1991 Much based on the unpublished manuscript of Dr. Erastus E. Case at the Connecticut Historical Society.), 1 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S291] Loomis #640, WWW.Genforum.com, by Vickie L. (VanMeter) Smithson.