Samuel Greenell1,2

M, b. circa 23 August 1591, d. circa 1636
FatherJohn Greenell
MotherAnne Roberts b. c 4 Oct 1566
     Samuel was born circa 23 August 1591 quite probably at Staplehurst, County Kent, England. His surname becomes known as Greenhill.3 On 23 August 1591, he was christened in Hawkhurst, County Kent, England. He was named in his grandfather, John Roberts will dated 16 September 1592 & in his Uncle George Roberts will dated 10 February 1617 where he received 40 pounds. Samuel married Rebecca Taylor 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.4,5,6,2 They first settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he was granted 8 acres of land. In 1636, the family, with Thomas Hooker & others, removed to Hartford, Connecticut where they were among the oiginal settlers. Samuel departed this life circa 1636, soon after arriving in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.


Rebecca Taylor b. c 1610, d. 1678


  1. [S457] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Samuel Greenhill.
  2. [S1823] Leslie Mahler, The Roberts Family of Brenchley, Kent, 277.
  3. [S119] Herbert Furman Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York & Connecticut, Volume III: page 1164 - Samuel Greenhill.
  4. [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.
  5. [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 . . .
  6. [S1121] Henry fitz Gilbert Waters, Genealogical Gleanings, page 299-300 - Will of Henry Cookney dated: 13 May 1593 & proved: 23 January 1601.