1584 - 1669 (84 years)
||Richard Treat (Treate) |
||Aug 28, 1584
||Pitminster, South Trendle (now Trull), Somerset, England
||11 Feb 1668/69
||Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA
- Deputy (Wethersfield) to Connecticut Legislature April 1644 - Oct. 1657. Assistant, Connecticut Colonial, May 1658 - May 1644. Patentee -- Royal Charter of Connecticut from Charles II of England, 1662. One of the twelve appointed Assistants of said Company established in said Royal Charter. Ensign -- Wethersfield Trainband, Feb. 1653. Corporal -- Connecticut Colonial Troop, March 1658.
Richard was baptized under the name Trott, married under the name Trett; his children were baptized as Trott, and Tratt, and he was called Treat when he died.
It is not known when he came to the colonies. Some theorized he settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1637, but he is first recorded at Wethersfield, CT September 6, 1641, when he recorded his purchase of John Whitmore's house, barn and 12-1/2 acres of land.
On November 13 1654, Richard and his son Richard were censured by the Particular Court saying "there is several in Wethersfield hath not upheld theire howses upon theire home lotts according as the Law requires ...."
He was one of the judges who presided over the witchcraft trial of Nathaniel Greensmith and his wife, in December of 1662.
Extracts from the Pitminster Church, Pitminster, Somerset, England, visitor brochure concerning the Trott / Treat family:
“The present organ was built by Messrs. Minns of Taunton in 1905 and has an oak case presented by John Harvey Treat of America, who also gave the clock tower in 1903.
The name Treat is also connected with the oldest bell in the present ring of eight bells. The bell of 1630 was cast at Nvnehead, a few miles away, by two brothers from a famous family of bell-founders, Richard and Roger Purdie. In all, three bells were then cast at the order of the young Vicar, Walter Travers, but the question of payment caused discontent among some folks in the parish. They were led by one Richard Trott, a respected yeoman. Some years after the case had been heard in the Bishop's Court at Wells, Richard Trott, (then aged 53) emigrated to the New World with his large family. He became a leader of the English colony of Connecticut (his surname then spelt as 'Treat"), his son Robert was made Governor and one of his very numerous descendants signed the Declaration of Independence. His story is told on the memorial tablet fixed to the north wall.”
Plaques found in the Pitminster Church, Pitminster, Somerset, England include:
IN MEMORY OF RICHARD TREAT, ALIAS TROTT, BAPTIZED IN THIS CHURCH AUG. 28 1584 WHO EMIGRATED TO NEW ENGLAND WITH HIS FAMILY IN 1637 AND WAS CREATED ONE OF THE PATENTEES OF THE CHARTER OF THE COLONY OF CONNECTICUT, BY KING CHARLES II IN 1662. HIS SON ROBERT TREAT WAS BAPTIZED FEB. 25 1624 AND WAS DEPUTY GOVERNOR AND GOVERNOR OF THE COLONY FOR 30 YEARS. THIS BRASS WAS ERECTED IN 1902 BY THEIR AMERICAN DESCENDANT JOHN HARVEY TREAT OF AMERICA
THE EAST WINDOW WAS DEDICATED BY THE BISHOP OF BATH AND WELLS THE REVEREND GEORGE LEONARD CARY ON 2ND JULY 1989. IT WAS GIVEN BY THE PEOPLE AND FRIENDS OF PITMINSTER CHURCH INCLUDING DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD TROTT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM W. TREAT
||Jun 26, 2005 |
||Robert Treatt (Trott), b. 1538, Trendle, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. Feb 1599, Pitminster, South Trendle (now Trull), Somerset, England (Age 61 years) |
||Honor (Honora) (__), b. 1542, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. Sep 17, 1627, Pitminster, Somerset, England (Age 85 years) |
||Pitminster, Somerset, England
- Robert TROTT TREAT. Died Feb 1598/99. Son of Richard TROTT TREAT and Joanna (Mrs Ri Trott) ---. Married Honora (Mrs R Trott) ---, died Sep 1627. "Robert Trott ..... baptized probably in the hamlet of Trendle, now Trull, parish of Pitminster; bur. Feb. 16, 1599, in Pitminster. .....
Children, baptized in Pitminster:
1. ALICE, bapt. Feb. 4, 1564.
2. JOHN, bapt. Sept. 10, 1570; bur. May 7, 1633; m. April 24, 1598, Edith Priest.
3. MARY, bapt. Feb. 6, 1575; bur. ---; m. Oxt. 8, 1597, Robert Babb, widower. son of Richard Aplin. ..... TAMSEN, bapt. May 16, 1581.
6. RICHARD, bapt. Aug. 28, 1584; d. --- 1669, Wethersfield, Conn.; m. April 27, 1615, Alice Gaylerd [sic]."
||Alice Gaylord, b. May 10, 1594, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. Between 1670 and 1680, Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA (Age 75 years) |
||Apr 27, 1615
||Church of Saint Andrew and Mary, Pitminster, England
- Richard and Alice (Gaylord) Treat of Pitminster, Somerset, England bore their second son, Robert Treat, about 1622.
|+||1. Honor Treat, b. Abt 19 Mar 1615/16, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. 1705, Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA (Age ~ 88 years)|
|+||2. Joanna Treat, b. May 28, 1618, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. Oct 1694, Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA (Age 76 years)|
|+||3. Sarah Treat (Treate), b. Dec 03, 1620, England , d. 1673, Newark, Essex county, New Jersey, USA (Age 52 years)|
|+||4. Richard Treat, II, b. Abt 9 Jan 1622, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. Abt 1693, Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA (Age ~ 70 years)|
|+||5. Governor Robert Treat, b. Feb 23, 1622, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. Jul 12, 1710, Milford, New Haven county, Connecticut, USA (Age 88 years)|
| ||6. Elizabeth Treat (Treate), b. 1627, England , d. |
|+||7. Susanna Treat (Treate), b. Abt 8 Oct 1629, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. 1705, Hartford, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA (Age ~ 75 years)|
| ||8. Alice Treat (Treate), b. 1632, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. 1633, Pitminster, Somerset, England (Age 1 years)|
|+||9. James Treat (Treate), b. Jul 20, 1634, Pitminster, Somerset, England , d. Feb 12, 1709, Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA (Age 74 years)|
|+||10. Katherine Treat (Treate), b. 1637, Wethersfield, Hartford county, Connecticut, USA , d. Abt 1700, Washington parish, Westmoreland county, Virginia, USA (Age 63 years)|