Rebecca Taylor1

F, b. circa 1610, d. 1678
     Rebecca was born circa 1610 possibly at County Kent, England. Unfortunately, no substanciating evidence has been found.2 Rebecca married 2nd Samuel Greenell, son of John Greenell and Anne Roberts, on 24 June 1628 in Cranbrook, County Kent, England. She was 1st married to a Mr. Baseden. Early in 1634, the family left their home in England, with a group of ather colonists from the same area of County Kent, for New England arriving some time in May. This was recorded in a deposition by Elizabeth Stanley Bacon.3,4,5,6 Rebecca's husband, Samuel, died circa 1636 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, leaving her a widow. Rebecca married 3rd Jeremy Adams circa 1637 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Rebecca departed this life in 1678 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

Family 1

Samuel Greenell b. c 23 Aug 1591, d. c 1636

Family 2

Jeremy Adams b. c 1604, d. 11 Aug 1683


  1. [S1729] Charles Collard Adams, Middletown upper houses: A History of the North Society of Middletown, Connecticut, from 1650-1800, page 202 - Jeremy Adams, ... in Hartford 1636; m. Rebecca, widow of Samuel Greenhill ... his wife, Rebecca, d. 1678. He d. 11 August 1683 Hartford.
  2. [S119] Herbert Furman Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York & Connecticut, Volume III: page 1163 - Samuel Greenhill.
  3. [S1730] William Deloss Love, The Colonial History of Hartford: Gathered from the Original Records, page 2 - Samuel Greenhill immigrated early in 1634 & arrived in May 1634; page 32 - Samuel removed to Hartford with Thomas Hooker & others in 1636 and were part of the original settlers. page 257 - Samuel Greenhill died soon after arriving at Hartford. His widow, Rebecca, married Jeremy Adams & had 6 children. Their son, Thomas Greenhill, died there in 1653.
  4. [S119] Herbert Furman Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York & Connecticut, Volume III: page 1164 - Quoted from Ernest Flagg in his Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England, page 20.
    Elizabeth Bacon about seaventy one yeares testifyeth that I come over from old England in a ship with Samuell Greenhill and his wife in the yeare one Thousand sixe Hundred and Thirty and foure, and wee arrived in New England some time in Maye 34: I allso doe welll remember thatt her son Thomas Greenhill and my son Timothy Stanley was of the same age and they did boath suck when they weare on ship boarde, and further I doe testifye thatt my son Timothy was borne in Janyary was a twelve month before wee came oute of Englande, which was in January one Thousande six hundred thirty and two. And allso I doe well remember that Samuel Greenhill was reputed by those thatt weare well aquainted with him in the ship a man of a considerable estate and was accordingly entertayned in the ship with Mr. Willard and Mr. Pantrey, and Mr. Crayffoote and oathers of good account. Allso, the age of the rest of my children, and ffurder saith nott . . .
  5. [S1121] Henry fitz Gilbert Waters, Genealogical Gleanings, page 299-300 - Will of Henry Cookney dated: 13 May 1593 & proved: 23 January 1601.
  6. [S1823] Leslie Mahler, The Roberts Family of Brenchley, Kent, 277.