In the Connecticut Magazine Vol.10 I found evidence, if not proof, Commodore Isaac Hull, and his wife, Ann Hart, had Heirs – children. Volume 10 was published around 1896. It had a large genealogical section. Ann had tried to gift the house her father owned to the town, but, they did not want anything to do with it, nor did the un-named Heirs, who lived elsewhere. This famous abode was known as a haunted house. It appears Ann had tried to establish a Catholic cemetary, and put a large cross on the tomb of a local women that caused an uproar. This article titled ‘The Romance of Saybrook Mansion’ says Simon Bolivar and Jeannette Hart were engaged to be married. Simon was a Catholic. Jeannette had many suitors from famous blue blood New England Patriot families. I am sure they, and the parents of her suitors, felt snubbed – shunned – like Princess Diana was shunned.
Today, there is much controversy with royal Protestants marrying into the Catholic faith. Several important royals who are close kin to the Windsor, have been removed from the line of succession. In the wedding of William and Kate there is a ceremony that is a vow to uphold the Church of England. There is a very good chance my blood flows in the veins of William and Harry Windsor.
In reading the article, I surmise this is the chain of events. When Ann left her and Isaac’s estate to their children, they refused to live in the house, or have anything to do with the property, they perhaps believing it was cursed in another witch hunt. They tried to give this property away to the town, beause no one would buy it. they hoped the town folks would tear down the Hart home so a park could be made, but, thes Puritans did not want their children playing on defiled earth. So, there is sat for forty years. I am reminded of Great Expectations. Here is the text;
“declined the gift, and the estate passed to the only living heirs, who resided elsewhere, and had lost interest in the home. In its venerable age and neglect, it became known as the haunted house, and its decadence from a social center in the early American Republic, to a deserted homestead of one of the first families in this country, has today reached its lowest level, and serves only as a barn for cattle.
When Diana Spencer married Prince Philip Windsor, the kiss the Rose of England received from her new husband, awoke the Harts and the MacCurdys from their deep sleep, and put new life in their haunted house, for the blood of their children flow into the veins of the greatest Royal Family the world has ever known, and enjoins Pilgrims and Patriots to their kindred they fought against for their Liberty.
Above is a page form a letter I sent to the ACLU, wherein I reveal parts of my study I was conducting about my Rose Line. This letter was sent July 23, 1998, four years before The Da Vinci Code was published. In another letter that I sent to the probate Court and Judge Silver, I speak cryptically about my Rose Line that mentions the name Roche also in connection with Princess Diana. I only found out about Frances Ruth Burke-Roche, four days ago. Consider the Swan Knight and the secret genealogy he reveals, them, disappears. This talk of a Rose Line is filed in a Superior Court in the probate of Christine Rosamond Benton. How many people who are kin to me, and claim they love me, thought I was mad? These papers might constitute Windsor History in America.
“I and my family did not know Royal published four books, and that we are possibly connected to royalty. I have found the names Rosamond, Rose, and Ambrose amongst the Huguenots, those who were oppressed by the Catholic Church, had their lands and property seized when forced to flee big church for their lives. As far as I know, I am the only scholar that has connected Fair Rosamond, Queen Eleanore,and Princess Di, with the name Roche, a Rose name.”
Royal Rosamond wanted a son, but, he got four beautiful daughters. Is this a genetic trait? I gave birth to one child, a daughter, who came in my life like a Foundling.
Above is a poem written by Michael MacCurdy who comes from the famous family who owned Saybrook. He was th new manager of the Rosamond gallery. Christine got sober,and got rid of the hanger-ons. Mark and Vicki moved their chips over to Garth Benton, and kept me in the dark. But, my lost kindred have led me back home. Our house is no longer haunted, but alive with most of the royalty in the World, and of course – Patriots!
I think I might found the Americans Kindred of William and Harry Society.
“The truth will set you free!”
Jon Gregory Presco
A descendant of Stephen HART is
Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales.
Here is the way:
1.Stephen Hart 1602/3-1682/3
2.Mary Hart abt 1630-1710 +John Lee 1620-1690
3.Tabitha Lee 1677-1750 +Preserved Strong 1679/80-1765
4.Elizabeth Strong 1704-1792 +Joseph Strong Jr 1701-1773
5.Benajah Strong 1740-1809 +Lucy Bishop 1747-1783
6.Joseph Strong 1770-1812 +Rebecca Young 1779-1862
8.Ellen Wood 1831-1877 +Frank Work 1819-1911
9.Frances Ellen Work 1857-1947 +James Boothby Burke-Roche 1851-1920
10.Edmund Maurice Burke-Roche 1885-1955 +Ruth Sylvia Gill 1980-
11.Frances Ruth Burke-Roche 1936- +Edward John Spencer 1924-
12.Diana Spencer HRH The Princess of Wales 1961- + Charles HRH
The Prince of Wales 1948-
Source:Gen History of Deacon
Stephen Hart and his descendants – Andrews and a book by
Gary Boyd Roberts, through Nancy Bainter
on the net email@example.com
•Name: William Hart 1
•Birth: 09 MAY 1713
•Death: 11 JUL 1784 in Saybrook, Connecticut
Ancestry Hints for William Hart
4 possible matches found on Ancestry.com
Father: John Hart b: 12 APR 1682 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Mother: Rebecca Hubbard b: 11 NOV 1692 in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Marriage 1 Mary Bluque b: 1720
•Married: in Saybrook, Connecticut
1. Mary Hart b: 13 JUL 1743 in Saybrook, Connecticut
2. Rebecca Hart b: 22 JAN 1745 in Saybrook, Connecticut
3. William Hart b: 24 JUN 1746 in Saybrook, Connecticut
4. Samuel Hart b: 24 JUN 1748 in Saybrook, Connecticut
5. John Hart b: 24 SEP 1750 in Saybrook, Connecticut
6. Sarah Hart b: 14 DEC 1752 in Saybrook, Connecticut
7. Joseph Hart b: 13 JAN 1755 in Saybrook, Connecticut
8. Elisha Hart b: 03 SEP 1758 in Saybrook, Connecticut
9. Amelia Hart b: 26 JAN 1761 in Saybrook, Connecticut
•Name: William Hart
•Birth: in Of Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
The History of Middlesex County 1635-1885
J. H. Beers & Co., 36 Vesey Street, New York
[transcribed by Janece Streig]
OLD SAYBROOK BIOGRAPHIES, PROMINENT FAMILIES.
THE HART FAMILY.
As the HART family has for many years been prominent in the town, a noti ce of some members of the family, other than Rev. William HART, may n ot be out of place. The first who came to this county was Stephen HAR T, of Braintree, Essex county, England, born about 1605. He came with t he company that settled Braintree, Mass., that afterward removed to Cambri dge, and that constituted the church of which Rev. Thomas HOOKER was after ward pastor. Mr. HART came to Hartford with Mr. HOOKER’s company in 163 5, and was one of the orig prop.s of that place. There is a tradition th at the town was named from the ford he discovered and used in crossing t he Connecticut River at a low stage of the water, and so from HART’s Fo rd it soon became Hartford, from a natural and easy transition.
His grandson, William, was pastor of the church in Saybrook, and has alrea dy been noticed in the proper place. Rev. William HART’s oldest son, Willi am, was born at Saybrook, and married Esther Buckingham, daughter of Jose ph and his wife, Sarah TULLY, in 1745. He was a merchant, and was an offic er in the State militia during the Revolutionary war, and was in the engag ement of Danbury. He was afterward a major general, and was for several ye ars a candidate for governor of the State. In 1795, the West Reserve (so c alled), belonging to the State of Connecticut, was purchased by subscripti on by a company of wealthy citizens of the State, for $1,200,000. Willi am HART was one of the company, and his subscription was $30,462. In 178 5, he was engaged in the mercantile business with his brother Joseph in Ha rtford, and was much engaged in the West India trade. He was also a mercha nt at Saybrook. Owing to the destruction of a number of his vessels, whi le engaged in the West India trade, he and his heirs since have been amo ng the claimants under the French Spoliation Bill, with little probabilit y, however, of realizing anything from it, although years ago France pa id these claims to our government. The investment in the Western Reserve l ands proved a profitable one to him and his heirs, some of the land sti ll yielding an income to the family, though most of it has been sold. Gene ral HART is described as a man of commanding person and presence, with a h andsome, manly face, a rich complexion, and fine, clear, dark eyes and hai r. He was an accomplished horseman, and often made the journey between Say brook and Hartford on his favorite saddle horse. An old resident of Hartfo rd, dead years ago, used to tell her great-grandchildren, with much enthus iasm, what an imposing appearance he presented as he rode up to her doo r, and how it was ever her delight to set before him the very best enterta inment the inn afforded.
Major Richard William HART, the only child of Gen. William and Esther BUCK INGHAM, was born at Saybrook, January 15th 1768, and married Miss Elizabe th BULL, of Newport, Rhode Island. Major HART inherited from his fath er a large fortune, which increased by the rise in value of the land purch ased by Gen. HART in the Western Reserve, so that at his death he le ft an estate valued at half a million dollars, which was divided between h is widow and two daughters. He was much esteemed and respected in his nati ve State, and used his means liberally for the good of those about hi m. He built a large house on the west side of Main street, near the corn er of the road leading to New Haven, where he resided till his death. He w as for many years a merchant, his store standing for a long time on the co rner near his house, but he afterward moved it across Main street, near ly opposite, where it still stands. Major HART died of apoplexy in 183 7. He was a man of unusually fine personal appearance and handsome feature s. His only son died in early youth, but he left two daughters, the olde st of whom, Elizabeth M., married at Saybrook, in 1825, the Rev. William J ARVIS, son of Hezekiah JARVIS, of Norwalk, and for a time resided in Saybr ook. The second daughter of Major HART, Miss Hetty B. HART, died in Hartfo rd unmarried, aged 76.
Elisha HART, fifth son of Rev. William HART, born in 1758, married Jeannet te MCCURDY, of Lyme, and had seven daughters but no sons. They were distin guished for their beauty and accomplishments, and moved in the highest cir cles of wealth and honor. The eldest daughter, Sarah MCCURDY, married Re v. Dr. Samuel F. JARVIS, of Middletown, from whom she was divorced. Her re mains lie in the burial ground on Saybrook Point. The second daughter, A nn MCCURDY, married Commodore Isaac HULL, U. S. N., who distinguished hims elf in the war of 1812 while in command of the frigate Constitution by cap turing the British frigate Guerriere. After the war Commodore HULL was a f requent visitor at Saybrook, and with his wife spent a few weeks at the o ld mansion nearly every summer for several years till his death in Philade lphia, in 1843. Elizabeth, the fifth daughter, married Hon. Heman ALLEN, f ormerly member of Congress from Vermont, and minister plenipotentiary to C olumbia, South America. He died in 1844, at Burlington, Vermont, where h is wife also died. Amelia, sixth daughter, married Captain, afterward Comm odore Joseph HULL, U. S. N., a nephew of Commodore Isaac HULL. Three of t he daughters died unmarried. One of them, Jeannette M. McCurdy HART, in 18 60, gave a handsome iron fence for the front of the ancient cemetery on Sa ybrook Point.* (*It is said that in the latter part of her life she embrac ed the Catholic faith. It was by her direction, and at her expense, that o ne of the inscriptions on the tomb of Lady Fenwick was cut. A simple inscr iption was well enough, but when she added a huge cross, an offense again st good taste was committed, which the descendants of the Saybrook Purita ns are not likely to forget or forgive.) Capt. Elisha HART died in May 28 th 1842, aged 84. He was also a merchant in Saybrook. His store is still s tanding on the east side of Main street, and is owned and occupi ed by T. C. ACTON jr., as a grocery. The post office is also kept in it. C aptain HART lived in a large old-fashioned mansion, on the west side of Ma in street, a little north of his store, which is still standing, thou gh it has recently passed out of the possession of the family. It is surro unded by large shade trees, and is one of the finest locations on the stre et. After Captain HART’s remains were carried out of the front door of t he house, the door and blind were closed and a bar nailed across it, whi ch was not removed, nor the door opened till after it passed out of posses sion of the family-a period of about 40 years. Rev. William HART’s house s tood very near the spot where this was built, and was moved to the corn er opposite the ACTON Library, on what are now the grounds of Mr. T. C. AC TON, and was used for many years by Captain William CLARK as a paint sho p. The house of Rev. William HART’s son-in-law, Rev. F. W. HOTCHKISS, is s till standing, and is nearly opposite Captain Elisha HART’s, and is own ed and occupied by Mr. Charles W. MORSE, a son of Prof. S. F. B. MORSE, t he inventor of the telegraph. Gen William HART built and lived in the hou se north of the present Congregational church, now owned and occupied by M isses Hetty B. and Nancy WOOD. Captain John HART, another of Rev. Willi am HART’s sons, resided in Massachusetts for several years, and then retur ned to Saybrook, where he lived in the Captain Samuel SHIPMAN house whi ch stood a few rods south of the Congregational parsonage. He died in 182 8, aged 78.
Edmund was born about 1610 in , , England, and married about 1638, in , , Massachusetts, _____ _______ She was born in , , England. and died 20 August 1659 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Edmund died about 23 September 1672, in Westfield, Middlesex, Connecticut, he was killed during a thnder storm.
The Great Migration Begins
FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester
REMOVES: Weymouth 1636, Westfield 1664
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church prior to 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship.
FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 (as “Edmond Harte,” eighth in a sequence of ten Dorchester men) [ MBCR 1:369].
EDUCATION: He made his elaborate mark to a deed in 1666 [ SLR 5:82].
ESTATE: Granted sixteen acre Great Lot at Dorchester, 16 January 1632/3 [ DTR 1];
“John Phillips shall have for Edward Hart three-quarters of an acre meadow at Squantum Neck,” 1 February 1635/6 [DTR 15];
received Lot #53, four acres, in the meadows beyond Naponset [DTR 321].
Granted eighteen acre Great Lot in Weymouth, 1636 [ Weymouth Hist 199],
granted Lot #49, seven acres, in the first division, and Lot #19, twenty-one acres, in the second division, 14 December 1663 [Weymouth Hist 200-01].
In the Weymouth land inventory of about 1643 “Edmond Hart” held three parcels of land: eleven acres in the East Field, “first granted to him”; three acres in Kingoke Hill, “first granted to Aingell Hollard”; and eighteen acres among the Great Lots [Weymouth Hist 188].
On 5 September 1664 “Edmond Hart of Weimouth” sold to James Nash Senior of the same “my dwelling house & lot adjacent thereunto being twenty acres more or less … land first granted to Edward Sarell alienated from him to Timothy Wales from him to Stephen French & now in the possession of me Edmond Hart,” also “my two divisions of commons,” also “all my right title & interest in the town” [SLR 5:82].
On 17 October 1664 “Edmund Hart lately of Waymouth, planter,” purchased of Praisever Turner of Northampton, miller, one-half of two parcels which Turner had purchased of Edward Griswold of Windsor, at Worronoco, “being seven or eight miles … from Springfield”: one-half of twenty-five acres of meadow, and one-half of twenty-five acres of upland meadow (the other half of each lot being sold to Cornelius Merrey) [HamLR A:58].
30 September 1672: “Edmund Hart of Westfield dying suddenly this sennight past inquiry was made by a jury of 12 men concerning his death who found it to be by the immediate hand of God in thunder & lightning as they conceive; their verdict is on file. And the said Edmund Hart dying intestate the inventory of his estate was presented to this Court and power of administration upon is granted to George Phelps which he accepted of. Also Elisha Hart son of Edm[un]d Hart being weak to manage his own matters chose his uncle the said Geo[rge] Phelps for his guardian whom the court approved of for that end” [HamPR 1:147].
The inventory of the estate of “Edmund Hart late of Westfield deceased” was signed 25 July 1673 and totalled £68 16s. 6d. including real estate valued at £96 1s.: “eleven acres of meadow £55”; “twenty acres of land in the woods £40”; “a homelot Fortside four acres land not taken up £1 1s.” There was a debt due to Aaron Cooke from “Edmund Hart … his son-in-law John Scone can testify to it.” “There is also a cow John Scone hath not inventoried which is said to be given to Scone’s wife: Also Edward Neale hath one acre of land: Also John Greet hath one acre of land not inventoried” [HamPR 1:148].
On 31 March 1674 the court further ordered that the distribution of the estate of Edmund Hart of Westfield be “that Elisha Hart (for that he is very weak for abilities of his mind … being crazy in his body) shall have £15 of the said estate”; “Edm: Hart’s daughters shall have the rest of the estate in equal portion: and if any of the daughters shall die before distribution of the estate be made such portion shall go to the children of such daughters if they have any; and Elisha Hart having at the last court at Springfield chosen his Uncle George Phelps for his guardian whom that court allowed of, this court declares that no person shall trade or bargain with said Elisha without consent of his said guardian” [HamPR 1:154].
BIRTH: By about 1610 based on receipt of land grant early in 1633.
DEATH: Westfield about 23 September 1672, “by the immediate hand of God in thunder and lightning” [HamPR 1:147].
MARRIAGE: By about 1638 _____ _____; she died Weymouth 20 August 1659.
i. ELIZABETH, b. say 1638;
m. Weymouth 26 June 1661 John Moor.
ii. MARTHA, b. Weymouth 12 October 1640
(record says “Mathew son of Edmund,” but there is no
other record for a Mathew, and Martha must have been
born about this time);
m. Weymouth 24 January 1662[/3] Edward Neale.
iii. Daughter, b. say 1642; implied by estate of Elisha Hart.
iv. Daughter, b. say 1644; implied by estate of Elisha Hart.
v. CHARITY, b. say 1646;
m. by 1677 Thomas Loveland, one of the two
administrators of Elisha Hart’s estate
vi. MARY, b. say 1648;
m. by about 1668 John Greet [TAG 72:42-48].
vii. EXPERIENCE, b. say 1650;
and in 1677 divorced William Shepard of Westfield
viii. SARAH, b. say 1653;
m. (1) by 25 July 1673 John Scone of Westfield
m. (2) Springfield 15 July 1692 John Burbank
ix. ELISHA, b. by 1658 (and probably before 1651);
living 30 September 1672 “being weak to manage his
own matters,” and chose “his uncle George Phelps”
guardian [HamPR 1:147];
d. Windsor by 9 October 1683;
the inventory of the estate of “Elisha Heart” was
taken at Windsor 9 October 1683 and at Westfield
4 December 1683; administration was granted to
Edward Neale and Thomas Loveland, and the court
ordered distribution to “said Heart’s eight sisters,
to each an equal portion” [Manwaring 1:320].
ASSOCIATIONS: Elisha Hart chose his uncle George Phelps as his guardian in 1672, suggesting that Edmund Hart’s wife was a Phelps, or that Hart’s sister or his wife’s sister was one of the two wives of George Phelps.