Nathaniel Bearding

M, b. circa 1600, d. 11 September 1674
     Nathaniel was born circa 1600 in England. The name of his first wife is not known. He is first recorded in New England in 1636 at Hartford. Nathaniel married 2nd Abigail Graves circa 1670 in Hartford. Nathaniel made his will on 7 January 1674 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

He made liberal provisions for his wife, Abigail. He gave to "my son-in-law Thomas Spencer, the elder", £15; to Samuel Andrews & Elizabeth Andrews his wife £40, to be paidto him after the decease of "my wife, his mother; to Sarah, Hannah, Mary & Martha Spencer, the four daughters of Thomas Spencer the elder, £10 between them; to John Andrews, £1; to Thomas Andrews £1; and the residue to Jarred Spencer, "my grandchild, who is the son of Thomas Spencer the eldest". He made Paul Peck, Sr., & George Graves his overseers.1

Nathaniel departed this life on Tuesday, 11 September 1674 in Hartford. The inventory of Nathaniel's estate was taken on Friday, 14 September 1674. It was taken by Paul Peck, Sr., George Graves & Caleb Stanley who
valued his estate at 282 pounds.

Family 1


Family 2

Abigail Graves b. c 1610, d. 20 Mar 1683


  1. [S1720] Donald Lines Jacobus, The Andrews Families of Western Connecticut, page 56 - Will of Nathaniel Barding dated: 7 January 1674 & probated: no date given.