Samuel Kitchell

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Samuel Kitchell, son of Robert Kitchell and Margaret Sheafe, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Rolvendon, Kent, England, 6 December 1635.1,2,3 He died at Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey, 26 April 1690.1

Samuel married (1) Elizabeth Wakeman, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at New Haven, Connecticut, 11 March 1657;1,4 he married (2) Grace Pierson, daughter of Reverend Abraham Pierson and Abigail Mitchell, at Branford, Connecticut, say 1668.1,4

Samuel left a will dated 11 February 1683/84, and proved 20 Jun 1690 naming:
Wife Grace,
sons Samuel and Abraham,
daughters Elizabeth Tompkins, Abigail Ward, Mary Kitchell, Bethia Kitchell, Grace Kitchell, Susannah Kitchell;
the wife executrix;
brother-in-law Abraham Pierson and friend John Browne, jun., overseers and witnesses.

Administration was granted to Patrick Falckener of Newark, 13 Jun 1690, the executrix named having died before the testator.5

Family 1

Elizabeth Wakeman d. say 1667
  • Sarah Kitchell1 b. 9 Dec 1657
  • Elizabeth Kitchell1 b. 1 Feb 1659
  • Abigail Kitchell1 b. 11 Aug 1661
  • Samuel Kitchell1 b. say 1663
  • Mary Kitchell1 b. say 1665
  • Susanna Kitchell1 b. say 1667

Family 2

Grace Pierson b. 31 Jul 1650, d. bef. 1690
This person was last edited on14 Dec 2017


  1. [S27] C. H. Cory, Lineal Ancestors of Susan (Kitchell) Mulford, Mother of Mrs Susan (Mulford) Cory, Vol IV, Pt 1 ([New Jersey]: s.p., 1937), 32-53, further cited as Cory, Ancestry of Susan Kitchell.
  2. [S291] Mary Lovering Holman, "The Sheafe Line," The American Genealogist 22 (Oct 1945): 85-94, further cited as Holman, "Sheafe Line."
  3. [S292] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Kitchell, Sheafe and Ruck Connections in England," The American Genealogist 15 (Oct 1938): 69-80, further cited as Jacobus, "Kitchell, Sheafe and Ruck."
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 902, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 2:561, further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.