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  • ID: I2160
  • Name: Timothy* JEROME Sr
  • Surname: Jerome
  • Given Name: Timothy*
  • Suffix: Sr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1688 in Isle of Wight,England 1
  • Death: 23 Feb 1750 in Meriden,New Haven,CT 2 3
  • Burial: Burying Ground Hill,Meriden,CT
  • _UID: BF465A09998DB74EB7A1FA241FA0C92BBC52
  • Note:
    GGGGGrandfather of Sir Winston Churchill

    Timothy JEROME was the immigrant ancestor and the first of the name in America. He came from England in 1710, and became one of the first settlers of Wallingford, CT. He purchased a large tract of land in Farmington, which he gave to his son William. He was a Sergeant of a train band, and was recorded as a Freeman on Apr. 30, 1730. It is said that he was a captain in the military and that his sword is still in the Jerome family. His wife was recorded as a member of the Christian Brethren Church of Meriden on Oct. 29, 1729. He supposedly died a wealthy man. There is a book in the library of Congress by Samuel B. Jerome that gives a detailed view of the family life and descendants of Timothy. On 27 Mar 1738-39, David and Patience Sanford, of Wallingford, quit claimed all their rights in the Burrows farm in Wallingford "near the stone house" to Timothy Jerome. Timothy and Abigail's wills both exist in the Wallingford (New Haven) town records.

    Timothy's son Samuel is the ancestor of Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill.

    More About Timothy Chauncey Jerome:
    Burial: "Burying Ground Hill", Meriden, CT

    More About Abigail Rich:
    Burial: Downs Streeet Cemetery, Bristol, CT

    Children of Timothy Jerome and Abigail Rich are:
    i. Isabel Jerome, born December 22, 1710 in Boston, Mass.; died April 12, 1777 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT; married Lazarus Ives January 05, 1731; born February 15, 1703 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.
    ii. Abigail Jerome, born Bet. 1712 - 1719 in Boston, Mass., or Wallingford, CT; married Joseph Stone January 15, 1742.
    iii. Timothy Jr. Jerome, born October 17, 1713 in Windham, CT; died Bet. August 06, 1763 - 1764; married Ann Norton August 06, 1736; born October 04, 1714 in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT.
    iv. Zerubbabel Jerome, born April 03, 1715 in Wallingford, CT; died October 1783 in Farmington, CT; married (1) Mary Frisbie; married (2) Phebe Cook August 30, 1738 in Meriden, New Haven, CT.
    v. William Jerome, born August 28, 1717 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT; died June 20, 1794 in Bristol, CT; married Elizabeth Hart November 13, 1738 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT; born Abt. 1716; died February 12, 1792.

    JEROME family genealogies in the New England Historic Genealogical
    Society Library, Boston:

    Jerome Family, NEHGS G/JER/532

    Jerome, Samuel B., Jerome History and Genealogy and the Ancestry of
    Sarah Noble NEHGS G/JER/525

    Garrison, Emily Olcott, Ancestors and Descendants of Eugene Murray
    Jerome and Paulina von Schneidau, 1957, NEHGS G/JER/542

    Timothy and Abigail Jerome of Meriden, Connecticut, and their son
    Zerubbabel Jerome of Bristol, Connecticut. NEHGS G/JER/520
    Douglas Olcott, Ph.D. Los Gatos, California

    Deaths extracted from Historic Record of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut, 1906, Vol 1;
    C. Bancroft Gillespie;
    Covering the First Congregational Church, Meridan, New Haven Co. CT

    Mary Jearum d. 16 May 1737 - Notes: infant of Zerubbabel Jearum
    Joel Jerom: d. 21 Mar 1766 - Notes: a lad of Samll Jerom
    Tim. Jerom: d. 23 Feb 1750 - Notes: Sergt. Tim. Jerom:


    Baptisms extracted from Historic Record of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut, 1906, Vol 1;
    C. Bancroft Gillespie;
    Covering the First Congregational Church, Meridan, New Haven Co. CT:
    posted on the internet site of Jane Devlin

    Abigail Jearom dau. of [not given] & Willm Jearom - bapt. 18 Jan 1740/41 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    Elizabeth Jerom dau. of [not given] & Willm Jerom - bapt. 21 Jul 1745 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    Lois Jerom dau. of [not given] & Willm Jerom - bapt. 17 May 1747 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    Sarah Jerom dau. of [not given] & William Jerom - bapt. 19 Aug 1739 by Rev. Theophilus Hall

    Lydia Jearom dau. of [not given] & Tim Jearom - bapt. 10 Feb 1739/40 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    Andrew Jerom son of [not given] & Tim Jerom Jr. - bapt. 7 Apr 1742 by Rev. Theophilus Hall

    *Asahel Jerom son of [not given] & Zerubbabel Jerom - bapt. 12 May 1745 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    *Phebe Jerom dau. of [not given] & wife of Zerubl Jerom - bapt. 26 Jul 1741 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    *Robert Jerom son of [not given] & Zerubl Jerom - bapt. 2 Aug 1741 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    *Thomas Jerom son of [not given] & Zerubbabel Jerom - bapt. 18 Sep 1743 by Rev. Theophilus Hall

    John Jerom son of [not given] & Samll Jerom - bapt. 7 Apr 1754 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    John Jerom son of [not given] & Samll Jerom - bapt. 28 Apr 1757 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    Lucy Jerom dau. of [not given] & Samll Jerom - bapt. 16 Feb 1751/2 by Rev. Theophilus Hall
    Samuel Jerom son of [not given] & Samuel Jerom - bapt. 5 May 1751 by Rev. Theophilus Hall

    Tim: Jerom son of [not given] & ?? Jerom - bapt. 10 Aug 1755 by Rev. Theophilus Hall

    Part of Timothy's will reads: "This 8th day of March, in the 22nd year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George ye 2nd, Anno Domini 1748-9, I Timothy Jerome of Meriden in Wallingford, in Connecticut Colony in New England, being in the sixty first year of my age, and though sound in body and mind, yet calling to mind my own mortality - do make, constitute and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament. And first of all I recommend my soul into ye hands of Almighty God, in hope of his Eternal Mercy, through Jesus Christ - and my body to ye duct by decent Christian burial, at ye discretion of my executors hereafter named." The will goes on to list a lengthy inventory of posessions, including four slaves, Pomp, Rose, Jenny and Prince, valued at over 1000 English pounds. Other items listed in the inventory include books, a vast collection of wearing apparel, 7 punch bowls, bottles, land, buildings, etc. The total value of the estate was just under 9,000 English pounds. One interesting part of his Will left to his wife "use of" the kitchen, "use of one milk cow", "use of the bedroom", and "use of the hallway" All material possessions were left to his sons.

    Timothy was buried at Burying Ground Hill, Buckwheat Hill, or Meeting House Hill (different names for the same place) in Meriden CT, which is at the end of Ann St. on the North side of the road in Meriden. A large monument stands in the center of the fenced cemetary. The sign on the gate of the cemetary says, "Meeting House Hill Burying Ground, 1729 - 1777, Erected by Ruth Hart chapter, D.A.R., 1904." The monument in the center of the cemetary is inscribed, "In memory of the first settlers of the town of Meriden who were buried within and near this enclosure and whos names so far as known are inscribed on this monument. The meeting house in which they worshipped and the first erected in the town, stood about 50 rods west of this memorial. Erected by the town of Meriden, 1857."
  • Change Date: 26 Feb 2009 at 00:00:00



    Marriage 1 Abigail* RICH b: 2 Oct 1687 in Wenham,Essex,MA
    • Married: BEF 1710
    Children
    1. Has No Children Isabel JEROME b: 22 Dec 1710 in Dorchester,Suffolk,MA
    2. Has Children Timothy JEROME Jr b: 17 Oct 1713 in Windham,Windham,CT
    3. Has Children Zerubbabel* JEROME Sr. b: 3 Apr 1715 in Windham,Windham,CT
    4. Has Children William JEROME b: 28 Aug 1717 in Wallingford,New Haven,CT
    5. Has No Children Abigail JEROME b: 1719 in Wallingford,New Haven,CT
    6. Has No Children Elizabeth JEROME b: 1722 in Wallingford,New Haven,CT
    7. Has Children Samuel JEROME b: 3 Nov 1728 in Wallingford,New Haven,CT

    Sources:
    1. Title: Families of Ancient New Haven
      Author: Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiler
      Publication: New Haven Genealogical Magazine.
      Mount Carmel, Conn. : D.L. Jacobus, [1922-1932]
      8 v. ; 23-25 cm.
      -v. 8, no. 4 (Apr. 1
      Note:
      Comments: Families of Ancient New Haven, compiled by America's foremost genealogist Donald Lines Jacobus, comprises
      the first eight volumes of what became one of America's premier periodicals, The American Genealogist.
    2. Title: Families of Ancient New Haven
      Author: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Publication: FTM CD ROM #179
    3. Repository:
        Name: Internet

      Title: Deaths extracted from Historic Record of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut, 1906, Vol 1;
      C. Bancroft Gillespie;
      Covering
      Note: Tim. Jerom: d. 23 Feb 1750 - Notes: Sergt. Tim. Jerom:
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