Richard Treat was baptized in this Pitminster, England church on 29 Aug 1584
Deputy to the Connecticut Legislature 1644-1657,
and a Patentee of the Royal Charter of Connecticut, 1662.
|Born||August 28, 1584 |
|Died||February 14, 1669 |
2-Honor Treat [m. John DEMING son of John DEMING and Elizabeth GILBERT.]
8-Susanna Treat [m. Lt. Robert WEBSTER son of Governor John WEBSTER and Agnes SMITH.]
Early life and ancestors
He was baptized on August 28, 1584 in Pitminster, Somerset County, England, the son of Robert and Honoria Trott, and died on 27 April 1669 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. He was an early New England settler who emigrated from Pitminster, England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637.
Marriage and family
He married on April 27, 1615, at Pitminster, Somerset County, England, Alice Gaylord, born May 10, 1594 at Pitminster, Somerset County, England and died at Wethersfield, Hartford County Connecticut. She was the daughter of Hugh Gaylord and Joanna.
Richard and Alice were the parents of twelve children. Their son, Robert Treat (1622–1710), served as governor of Connecticut from 1683 to 1698. Their daughter, Joanna, was the wife of Lieut. John Hollister. Their daughter, Susanna, was the wife of Robert Webster, the son of John Webster (governor). His daughter, Honor, married John Deming, an early Puritan settler and original Patentee of the Royal Charter of Connecticut.
He was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1637 and was an extensive landowner in the town (over 900 acres). He represented Wethersfield in the first general court in 1637. He was appointed in 1642 by the general court, in connection with Gov. George Wyllys, Messrs. Haines, Hopkins, Whiting, and others, to superintend building a ship, and to collect a revenue for that object.
In the list of Freeman (Colonial) of Wethersfield for 1659, only three besides Richard Treat, Sr., are styled Mr., and he bore that title as early as 1642, and perhaps earlier. Mr. Treat must have been a man of high social standing and of much influence in the town of Wethersfield, and in the colony of Connecticut.
He was chosen a juror, June 15, 1643 and grand juror, on September 15 of the same year.
In April, 1644, he was chosen deputy, and was annually elected for fourteen years, up to 1657-8. From 1658 to 1665, he was elected assistant magistrate of the colony eight times, and was named in the royal charter of Charles II as one of the original patentees of the Charter of the Colony of Connecticut. On Oct. 25,1644, he and Mr. Wells were the committee and the revenue collectors of the Fenwick tax a fund for the support of students in the college at Cambridge. In 1654, he was chosen on a committee to lay out lands granted by the town and in 1660, he was elected a townsman, an office answering to the present selectmen.
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Ancestry Chain as 10th great grandfather: Sir Richard TREAT Immigrant b.1854, Susanna TREAT Immigrant b.1629, Elizabeth WEBSTER-4110 b.1673, John SEYMOUR-3741 b.1694, Lucretia SEYMOUR-3532 b.1730, Isaac ENSIGN Rev.WarVet. b.1756, Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797, Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831, Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859, George Ensign SMITH b.1898, Camilla SMITH b.1926, Lark, JR
Ancestry Chain as 11th great grandfather: Sir Richard TREAT Immigrant b.1854, Honor (Honour) TREAT Immigrant b.1615, Sarah DEMING b.1643, John MOODY b.1661, Sarah MOODY b.1702, Datus (Datis) ENSIGN b.1729, Isaac ENSIGN Rev.WarVet. b.1756, Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797, Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831, Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859, George Ensign SMITH b.1898, Camilla SMITH b.1926, Lark, JR.