Treat Family Genealogy Forum
Thankyou to GENFORUM for opening a TREAT section. Both Brenda and I descend from Richard TREAT; Brenda via Honor TREAT and I via Gov. Robert TREAT.
Descendants of Richard TREAT
1. Richard TREAT was born 28 Aug 1584 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. He died 3 Mar 1669 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT.
BIOGRAPHY: Notes for Richard Trott//Treat , Sr.:
The History of Ancient Wethersfield/1974, Vol I, page 55-56. List Richard Treat. Deputy (Wethersfield) to Conn. Leg., Apr. 1644, Sept. 1644, Apr.1645, Sept 1645, Dec. 1645, Apr. 1646, Oct 1646, May 1647, Sept 1647, May 1648, Sept 1648, May 1659, Sept 1649, May 1650, Oct 1650, May 1651, Sept 1651, May 1652, Sept 1652, May 1653, Sept 1653, May 1654, Sept 1654, May 1655, Oct 1655, May 1656, Feb 1657, May 1657, Ocy 1657; Assistant, Conn. Col., May 1658, May 1659, May 1660, May 1661, May 1662, Oct 1662, May 1663, May 1664; Patentee, Royal Charter, 1662; Ensign, Wethersfield Train Band, Feb. 1653; Corporal, Conn. Col. Troop, Mar. 1658.
Trott/Treat and his descendents. Will written Feb 13, 1668 and inventoried March 3, 1669/70.
The History of Ancient Wethersfield/1974, Vol 1, page 1003. List Richard Treat.
English Origins of American Colonist by Ancestry Inc/1997, page 48. List Richard Trott Treat, Sr. and wife Alice as coming to America c1630, settling in Dorchester. They soon removed to Wethersfield, Conn..
The 20th Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol 10, page 185. List Richard Treat as being deputy from 1644-1658, governor's assistanct from 1657-1665, and one of the patentees named in the charter granted by Charles II.
America's Successful Men of Affairs, edited by Henry Hall/1895, Vol 1, page 3. List Henry Carlton Hulbert, merchant, a son of New England, whose upright, energetic and successful life in the metropolis illustrates the virtues of the Puritan ancestry from which he descends. He traces his descent from several notable families. His paternal ancestor, Lieut. Thomas Hurlbut, came from England with Leon Gardiner about 1635, and afterward settled in Wethersfield, Conn. He served as an officer in the Pequot War. Through the marriage of John Hulbert, son of the pioneer, Dec. 15 1670, with Honor Treat Deming, daughter of John Deming, he descends from Richard Treat, the father of Gov. Robert Treat of Connecticut. Both Richard Treat and John Deming were among the patentees of the famous charter, which was granted to Connecticut and afterward concealed in the Charter Oak at Hartford. Amos Hulbert, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier of the American Revolution.
Adams, Vol 2, p. 711: The family, tho. having no place in the Mass. Recs., probably came to N. Eng. after 1637, and sett. at Watertown in that colony. The first mention of him in Conn. is, as a juror, June, 1642.......and in 1662, when King Charles ll granted the colony a charter, he was named in that doc. as one of the patentees... Dr. Case, in his book of the Hollisters in America, has this to say about Richard Treat, Sr. (p.28): Richard Treat, Sr., was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, and represented that town...
Americana, Vol 34, page 293 & 294.
The Treat Family, A Genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat, pub 1893, written by John Harvey Treat, A.M. Family info is listed on pages 15, 26 - 31.
Connecticut Court Records: I pages 88 & 93.
Notes for Alice Gaylaud:
English Orgins of American Colonist by Ancestry Inc/1997, page 48. List Alice as daughter of Hugh Gaylaud of Pitminster, Somerset, England. She was christened at Pitminister on the 10 of May 1594. She married there April 27 1615 to Richard Trott Treat, Sr. and came to America c1630 with their nine surving children. Settled at Dorchester but soon moved to Wethersfield, CT.
Richard married Alice GAYLORD, daughter of Hugh GAYLORD and Joan, on 27 Apr 1615 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. Alice was born 10 May 1594 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. She died 1670 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT.
They had the following children:
2 F i. Honor TREAT was born 19 Mar 1616 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. She died 21 Nov 1705 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, Connecticut.
One source says she married in 1637.
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BIRTH: 1616, Pitminster, Summerset, England
Father: Richard TREAT
3 F ii. Joanna TREAT was born 24 May 1618 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. She died in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, Connecticut.
4 F iii. Sarah TREAT was born 3 Dec 1620 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. She died in Newark, New Jersey.
5 M iv. Richard "II" TREAT was born 9 Jan 1622 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. He died 1693 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, Connecticut.
6 M v. Robert TREAT Gov. was born about 1622/1623 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England and was christened 25 Feb 1624/1625 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. He died 12 Jul 1710 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT and was buried in Milford, New Haven Co., CT.
BIOGRAPHY: Gov. of CT 1683-98; a famous indian fighter.
The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Vol 1, page 56. List Treat, Robert. Deputy (Milford) to N.H. Leg., May 1653, May 1654, May 1655, May 1656; Assistant, N.H. Col., May 1659, May 1660, May 1661, May 1662, May 1663, May 1664 (declined); Assistant (provisional appointment, Conn. Col.), Oct. 1664; Deputy (Milford) to Conn. Leg., Oct 1665. Lieut. (chief military officer), Milford Train Band, May 1654; Captain of same, May 1661, confirmed July 1665; Assistant, 1673, 1674, 1675; Dep. Governor, 1676, 1677; Second Military Officer, New Haven Coumty, June 1672; Capt., New haven County Troop, Aug. 1673; Major, New Haven County, Aug. 1673; Second Commander, vs. N.Y, Nov. 1673; member of War Council, Nov 1673, July 1675, May 1676; Comander-in-Chief, Aug 1675, confirmed Oct. 1675; Committee on Indian Complaints, May 1674, Granted 300 acres May 1673.
The Biographical Cyclopaedia of American Women, Vol.2, p. 24, by Gail Treat. Captain Robert Treat came to America, founded Newark, New Jersey and Milford, Connecticut. He was governor of Connecticut during the "Charter Oak Affair" when he hid the colonial charter in a hollow oak to prevent its being destroyed by Governor Andros when England took the governorship from Treat. For 32 years he was Royal Governor and Deputy Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, President of the United Colonies of New England, 1684. This Robert Treat held the highest military and civil offices in that Colony.
The 20th Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol 10, page 185. List Robert as settling in Watertown Mass in 1635 with his parents, then moving to Wethersfield Conn in 1637. He moved to Miford in 1639 where he became active in laying out the town. He was Lieutenant and Captain of the Train-band, a delegate to the general assembly of New haven Colony, 1653-59 and a member of the Governor's council 1659-64. He was elected magistrate of Milford and a substitute for one of the commissioners to the colonial council. He was a member of he committee to settle difficulties between Massachusetts, New Haven and Connecticut. Robert removed to Newark, NJ in 1666 and served as town clerk and deputy to the general assembly. He returned to Milford in 1671. He was Major of a company of Connecticut dragoons. In 1675 he was appointed commander-in-chief of the colonial troops on the outbreak of King Philip's war. He also took part i the Narragansett war, engaging in the "fort fight", Dec. 19, 1675. He was app
ointed Deputy Governor on May 11, 1676 and on the death of Gov. William Lette in 1683, succeeded to the Governors seat. He was Governor during the famous "Charter Oak" affair. He was later appointed Colonel of New Haven county militia and on May 9, 1869, on the deposition of Andros, he continued in the office of Governor, serving until 1698, when he became Deputy Governor of which he held until 1708. Robert Treat was twice married, first to Jane and then to Elizabeth.
Robert was christened on February 25, 1624/25 at Pitminister, Co. Somerset, England. He is buried at the Old Burying Ground in Milford, Connecticut.
The Treat Family, A Genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat, pub 1893, written by John Harvey Treat, A.M. Info is listed on pages 31, 130- 166.
The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, by J. H. Trumbull, Vol II, pages 21, 206, 218, Vol III pages 1, and 391.
Robert married (1) Jane TAPP, daughter of Edmund TAPP and Anna, on 24 Dec 1646 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT. Jane was born 1626/1628 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT. She died 31 Oct 1705 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT.
Jane & Robert had 8 children, 1 died prior to 1703.
one source says she died Apr 30 1703. and yet another say Apr 8.
DEATH: Also 8 April 1703.
Robert also married (2) Elisabeth Hollingsworth POWELL on 24 Oct 1705. Elisabeth was born 1641. She died 1706.
she died in the Spring.
7 F vi. Elizabeth TREAT was born 8 Oct 1629 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. She died 1705.
one source says she was born on Jul 25, 1627.
8 F vii. Susannah TREAT was born 8 Oct 1629 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. She died 1705 in Hartford, Hartford Co, Connectict.
"Susanna." one source says she was born on July 25,1627.
and died in Wethersfield.
another says she married in Middletown, CT.
9 F viii. Alice TREAT was born 16 Feb 1631 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. She died 2 Aug 1633.
10 M ix. James "Lt." TREAT was born 20 Jul 1634 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England. He died 12 Feb 1709.
11 F x. Catherine TREAT was born 29 Jun 1637 in Pitminster, Co Somerset, England.
12 M xi. Thomas TREAT.