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Edward Adams

Male - Bef 1671


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  • Name Edward Adams  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 11 Nov 1671  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • date of inventory
    Notes 
    • He was in New Haven by 1640; Milford 1646; Fairfield 1650. He had land granted to him in Milford, 19 Jan 1645/6, "upon these conditions that he will both learn to dress Leather or Skins and alsoe follow His trade in the town." In 1653 and 1656 he entered for several pieces of land in Fairfield. Will dated 7 Aug 1671; wife Mary; sons Samuel, Abraham; daughter Mary Murwin and her son Luke Guire; sons Nathaniel, John, Nathan. Inventory 11 Nov 1671. Agreement 5 Feb 1677 of Nathaniel (of age), respecting portion, and John and Nathan (under age), children of Edward; John chose John Banks for guardian; Anthony Beers and his wife chose Samuel Adams as guardian for Nathan. Administration on estate of Mary Beers of Fairfield was granted, 2 Dec 1687, to Sergt. Samuel Ward and Nathan Adams. Edward gave land to daughter Mary, 26 Nov 1668.
      Abraham, Nathan, Daniel, Abraham jr., David and John Adams, and Luke "Quire" (Guire) of Fairfield agreed to divide that part of the long lots that were Edward Adams' and Joseph Patchen's 21 Jan 1713/4.
      On 3 Jan 1752, Stephen Adams, one of the representatives of Edward Adams, asked distribution of commons originally belonging to Edward. Distribution was made to the legal representatives: Capt. John Silliman, Stephen Adams, Samuel Bradley, Joseph Wakeman, John Jennings 2d, heirs of Susannah Winton, David son of Nathan Jennings, Hannah wife of Jonathan Squire, Ellen wife of James Stewart, heirs of Luke Guire, Nathan Guire, Jonah Turney, heirs of Mary Marshall, heirs of John Adams. (Some of these were representatives by purchase, not descent). [4]
    Person ID I39839  Mindrum
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 

    Family Mary,   d. Bef 18 Aug 1687 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Adams,   d. Bef 10 Feb 1693/4, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Adams,   b. Abt 1647,   d. Bef 7 May 1712  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. Abraham Adams,   b. 6 Sep 1650, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1729, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Nathaniel Adams,   b. Bef 1656,   d. Bef 1693  (Age < 37 years)
     5. John Adams,   b. Aft 1656,   d. 1693  (Age 35 years)
     6. Nathan Adams,   b. Aft 1656,   d. Bef 6 Feb 1748/9, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27161  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:248.

    2. [S8483] Edward Adams Will and Inventory.

    3. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:7, 1671.

    4. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:7-8.