ELIZABETH HOPKINS was born in Ribbesford, Worcester, England, and baptised Oct. 7, 1610, at Ribbesford Church. She died at New Haven in 1658.
JOHN WAKEMAN arrived in America about 1634 and settled at Fairfield, Fairfield, CT. He was an early signer of the New Haven compact, but not an original signer. He held the positions of magistrate, deputy to the New Haven Legislature, and then Treasurer of New Haven, between 1641 and 1661. He moved to Hartford, Hartford, CT, shortly before his death in 1661.
The religious preamble to his will indicates that he was thoughtful and tolerant to a degree unusual in his generation.
|Will of JOHN of New Haven, 18 June 1660; dau. Helena wife of John Talcott of Hartford, and their children John, Elizabeth and Samuel; son SAMUEL and his sons Samuel and John; dau. Elizabeth wife of Samuel Kitchell and her dau. Elizabeth; bro.-in-law Adam Nichols of Hartford, his wife Anna Nichols my sister, and their children John, Hannah, Sarah, Ebenezer; Hannah Cheever (under 18), £5; servant Thomas Huxley; mentioned cousin John Bishop, overseers; sisters Davis and Glover to assist with counsel. Witnesses: Martha Davis, Ellen Glover. Inv. taken at Hartford, 14 Sept. 1661.|
Helena Wakeman married Lt. Col. John Talcott. One of their children was Hannah, born Dec. 8, 1663, who
married Nathan Gold Jr, of Fairfield.
Helena died June 2, 1674, and John remarried. By his second wife he had two daughters.
husband John Talcott
wife HANNAH GOODYEAR
husband Samuel Kitchell