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1664 September 12 Richard Dart bought the house and lot of William Welman in New London, Connecticut. [1]

1664/5 Dynah Dart, daughter of Richard and Bethya Dart, was born on January 13 in New London, Connecticut. [2]

1666 Danyell Dart, son of Richard and Bethia Dart, was born on May 3 in New London, Connecticut. [3]

1667 Richard Dart, son of Richard and Bethia Dart, was born on May 7 in New London, Connecticut. [4]

1670 Robert [should be Roger?] Dart, son of Richard and Bethia Dart, was born on November 22 in New London, Connecticut. [5]

1672/3 Ebenezer Dart, son of Richard and Bethyea Dart, was born on Februrary 18 in New London, Connecticut. [6]

1674/5Ann Dart, daughter of Richard and Bethyra Dart, was born on February 14 in New London, Connecticut. [7]

1677 Bethya Dart, daughter of Richard and Bethya Dart, was born on July 30 in New London, Connecticut. "Bethya, d. Richard & Bethya, b. July 30, [1677]." [8]

1679 Elizabeth Dart, daughter of Richard and Bethia Dart, was born on December 15 in New London, Connecticut. [9]

1681 June 10 Sarah Dart, daughter of Richard and Bethia, was born on June 10 in New London, Connecticut. [10]

abt 1685 Mary Dart, daughter of Richard and Bethia, was born in New London, Connecticut.

1689 Mary Dart, daughter of Richard and Bethia, died on July 19, at age 4, in New London, Connecticut. [11]

1704 Richard Dart was named on a list of grantees in a New London land patent, dated 1663. [12]

1711 April 4 Richard Dart wrote his will. He did not mention his wife Bethia nor his second wife Mary (Roe) Dudley. [13]

In the name of God, Amen, the fourth day of April, 1711, I, senior of the town of New London, in the county of New London, in the Colony of Conecticutt in New England, Saylor (?) [Tailor?], Being well and stricken in years, But of perfect mind and Memory Thanks be given unto God Therefore calling into mind the Mortality of my Body And Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, Do Make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament, That is to say Principally And first of all, I, Give and bequeathe my soul into the hands of God that gave it, And my body I recommend to the earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my executor, Nothing Doubting but at the Generall Resurrection, I shall receive the same againe by the Mighty Power of God, And as touching such earthly estate as it has pleased God to Bless me with in this Life, I Give, Demise and dispose of the same in the Following Manner And form—As for my elest son Daniel Dart, he having ben ungrateful and treacherous to me And I having already given to him my s'd son Daniel between ninety and one hundred pounds—And my Daughter Dina Hatch hath already received her portion of my estate—in primis, I give & bequeath to my eldest Son Daniel Dart, five shillings of Money to be levied out of my estate, and paid by my executor, hereafter named, jtem I give to my beloved Daughter Dina Hatch five shillings of Money to be levied out of my estate, and paid by my executor—jtem, I Give to my beloved Sonns, Richard Dart, Rogger Dart and Ebenezer Dart all my stock of Cattell, to say all my nete cattell. sheep, and swine, hogs and kind, or any other Creatures of mine, With all my husbandrie utencels, to be equally Divided between them the s'd Richard Dart—Roger and Ebenezer—jtem I Give to my well beloved son, Richard Dart five pounds, which his brother Roger is to pay him of the twenty pounds Rogger is obliged to pay me—jtem I give to my well beloved Daughter Bethiah Chappel, the fether bed which I use to lye on with one paire of sheets and one Blankitt and one coverlid—Jtem I give all the remainder of my indoors household stuff to my three well beloved Daughters Ann Morgan, Bethia Chapell and Sarah Bishop // to be equally Divided between them, Jtem I Do Constitute, make and ordaine my well beloved Son Rogger Dart my sole executor, of this my last Will and Testament Ratifying & Confiming this and no other to be my Will and Testament, In Witness whereof, I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the Day and yeare and written
Richard Dart
Signed, sealed, published pronounced, & Declared by said Richard Dart as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of
Richard Bushnell
Christopher Huntington, sen.

1724 September 24 Richard Dart died in New London, Connecticut. Joshua Hempstead reported Richard's death in his diary, "Thursday 24 fair. I was at Court al day. old Goodman darte Died Aged 89. Fryd 25 & Saturd 26 fair. old Darte buried." [14]

1724 "Norwich Nov 9th 1724 Richard Bushnell and Christopher Huntington appeared and made oath that they saw Richard Dart sign & seal and declare his last will and Testament & to be of sound mind & Memory." [15]

1726 June 15 "The will of Mary Dart, dated 15 June 1726, proved 7 May 1728, mentions sons, William and Daniel Dudley, daughter Elizabeth Remington, and son-in-law [stepson] Roger Dart." [16]

1727 Mary, widow of Deacon William Dudley, died on September 23 in Saybrook, Connecticut. [17]

Research Notes:

Some researchers have suggested that Richard Dart was from Devonshire, son of Richard Dart and his wife Phillipa Spearke. The following records show two marriages for a man or men named Richard Dart in the early 1630s in Devonshre. The Richard Dart who married Phillipa Spearke in Churston Ferrers had a son named Richard baptized in 1634. However, there are two marriages, one in the mid 1650s and another in the mid 1660s in Churston Ferrers for a Richard Dart, follwed by baptisms of children there, including a daughter named Phillipa. These records suggest that the Richard Dart who was baptized in 1634 in Churston Ferrers may have remained there. If so, he was not the immigrate who arrived in Connecticut by 1664.

Richard Dartte married Phillip Spearke on 18 November 1630 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [18]

William Dart, son of Richard Dart was baptized on 18 September 1631 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [19]

Richard Darte and Phillip had a son Richard baptized on 13 July 1634 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [20]

Richard Dart married Anne Langberry on 28 Nov 1655 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [21]

Christian Dart, daughter of Richard Dart, was baptized on 2 December 1656 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [22]

Richarde Dartt married Jane Harres on 7 November 1665 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [23]

Thomas Dart, son of Richard and Jane Dart, was baptized on 12 February 1666/67 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [24]

Samuell Dart, son of Richard and Jane Dart, was baptized on 20 October 1672 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [25]

Mary Dart, daughter of Richard and Jane Dart, was baptized on 3 October 1676 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [26]

Phelyp Dart, daughter of Richard and Jane Dart, was baptized on 8 February 1684/5 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [27]

Jane Dart, daughter of Richard and Jane Dart, was baptized on 14 February 1687/88 in Churston Ferrers, Devon, England. [28]

There was also a Dart family in Kenn, Devon, England, about 22 miles north of Churston Ferrers.

Richard Darte married Johanne Spicer on 15 April 1611 in Kenn, Devon, England. [29]

Richard Darte, son of Richard Darte, was baptized on 22 January 1611/12 in Kenn, Devon, England. [30]

Marie Darte, daughter of Richard darte, was baptized on 1 March 1614/15 in Kenn, Devon, England. [31]

Johanne Darte, daughter of Richarde Darte, was baptized on 23 May 1618 in Kenn, Devon, England. [32]

John Dart, son of Richard Dart, was baptized on 20 July 1621 in Kenn, Devon, England. [33]

Honor Dart, daughter of Richi Dart, was baptized on 25 April 1625 in Kenn, Devon, England. [34]

Thomas Dart, son of Richard Dart, was baptized on 29 September 1629 in Kenn, Devon, England. [35]

Richard Darte married Anne Peryman on 15 July 1634 in Kenn, Devon, England. [36]


Footnotes:

[1] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of New London, Connecticut (New London, 1852), 145, [GoogleBooks].

[2] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 89, [AmericanAncestors].

[3] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 89, [AmericanAncestors].

[4] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 90, [AmericanAncestors].

[5] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 91, [AmericanAncestors].

[6] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 89, [AmericanAncestors].

[7] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 89, [AmericanAncestors].

[8] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 89, [AmericanAncestors].

[9] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 89, [AmericanAncestors].

[10] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 91 "Sarah, d. Rich[ar]d & Bethiah, b. June 16, [1681]" and "Sarah, d. Richard & Bethia, b. June 10, 1681" are listed, [AmericanAncestors].

[11] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, New London 1646-1854 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 90, "Mary, d. Rich[ar]d, d. July 19, [1689], ae 4 y," citing vol. 1, p. 69, [AmericanAncestors].

[12] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of New London, Connecticut (New London, 1852), 259, [GoogleBooks].

[13] Thaddeus Lincoln Bolton, Genealogy of the Dart Family in America (Philadelphia: Cooper Printing Company, 1927), 4, noting that in his transcription, he has preserved the spelling and capitalization as nearly as possible like the original.

[14] Diary of Joshua Hempstead of New London, Connecticut, 1711-1758 (Collections of the New London County Historical Society, Vol. 1, 1901), 147, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[15] Thaddeus Lincoln Bolton, Genealogy of the Dart Family in America (Philadelphia: Cooper Printing Company, 1927), 4.

[16] George McK. Roberts, "The Families of Hugh Roe and William Dudley," The American Genealogist 10 (1933), 73-78, at 77, [AmericanAncestors].

[17] Connecticut Vital Records to 1870, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, Saybrook 1635-1850 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 47, Dudley, "Mary, wid. of Dea. William, d. Sept. 23, 1727," citing vol. 2, p. 372, [AmericanAncestors].

[18] England Marriages, 1538–1973, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[19] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register Baptisms 1589-1653 Marriages, burials 1590-1653, FHL film 90710, [FamilySearchRecord].

[20] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register Baptisms 1589-1653 Marriages, burials 1590-1653, FHL film 90710, [FamilySearchRecord].

[21] England Marriages, 1538–1973, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[22] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[23] England Marriages, 1538–1973, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[24] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[25] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[26] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[27] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[28] FamilySearch.org, citing Churston Ferrers Parish Register, Baptisms and burials 1654-1837 Marriages 1590-1836, FHL Film 916837, [FamilySearchRecord].

[29] England Marriages, 1538–1973, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].

[30] FamilySearch.org, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].

[31] FamilySearch.org, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].

[32] FamilySearch.org, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].

[33] FamilySearch.org, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].

[34] FamilySearch.org, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].

[35] FamilySearch.org, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].

[36] England Marriages, 1538–1973, citing Parish register transcripts, FHL film 916850, [FamilySearchRecord].