Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

ODELL, William

Male 1602 - Bef 1676  (< 74 years)

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  • Name ODELL, William 
    Born 24/24 Feb 1601/1602  Warleyend, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 6 Jun 1676  Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10065  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father ODELL, Richard,   b. 1576, Pagnall, Buckingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1637, Pagnall, Buckingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother NICHOLLS, Martha 
    Family ID F3434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BROWN, Rebecca,   b. 1606,   d. Abt 13 May 1654, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
     1. ODELL, William,   b. Abt 1634,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. ODELL, James,   b. 2/02 Jan 1639/1640
     3. ODELL, Rebecca,   b. 17 Jul 1642,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. ODELL, John,   b. 1643,   d. 1707, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F3423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • William appears to have had a brother, Richard (1605- ), who married Ursula Franklyn, 12 Nov 1627 in Southampton. Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, has William married to Rebecca Franklin in Concord, Massachusetts, 4 May 1629. Manning says he m (1) Agnes Franklin and (2) Rebecca Brown (1633). Mais has Agnes Franklin, daughter of William and Ursula Franklin, the mother of five children by William: William (1630), Thomas (1632), John (1634), James (1640), and Rebecca (1642).

      William Came from England to Concord in 1639; probably a member of Peter Bulkeley's congregation. Bulkeley was born in the parish of Odell, Bedford, England. In 1644, William Odell moved to Fairfield, Connecticut, and his son William became one of the principal proprietors of Rye, New York. (NEHGR, 29:203; 137:37).

      William may have been a brother of Ursula Wodell (also written Odle), who married Christoper Wooley at Concord in 1646 (King, NEHGR, 60:91). His will, proved 6 June 1676, mentions, among others, sons William and John and daughter Rebecca Moorehouse. Cranfield, Bedford, England, is a small parish about eight miles from the village of Odell. The Cranfield church register records nearly seventy entries of Odell baptisms, marriages, and burials between 1602 and 1625, the name variously written Wodell, Odell, Odle, Woddell, Woddle, etc. Among these: Willliam, son of William Wodell of Warleyend, baptised 24 Feb 1602, and William Odle of Worley buried 22 Jul 1615. This may be the record of the baptism of the William Odell who came to New England and the burial of his father. The name "Warleyend" is doubtless that of a hamlet about one mile from Cranfield, which appears on an old map of Bedfordshire as "Wallerd" or "Wall End." In Cranfield Parish there was in 1632 a district, or possibly an estate, known as "Virginia." At Concord, the original road cut through the woods by the first settlers had been called, since 1650, "the Virginia Road" and the district through which it runs, "Virginy." The plain at the end of Virginia Road was described as "Cranefield" as early as 1648. It would seem that these names, Virginia and Cranefield, were given by the early settlers of Concord in memory of their English home (See NEHGR, 45:7-8).

      William Odell is purportedly memorialized as a "Concord Planter" on a plaque in the Fairfield Public Library together with Rev. John Jones, Thomas Bulkley, Thomas Jones, John Tompkins, Daniel Bulkley, Joseph Middlebrook, Ephraim Wheeler, Thomas Wheeler, Jr., James Bennett, Richard Lettiss, John Ebats, Peter Johnson, George Squire, and Benjamin Turney. Ridge, Bateman Connection, 173: