Jonathan Gillett1,2,3

(1609 - 23 August 1677)

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Relationship10th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherWilliam Gylette (1574 - 16 Apr 1641)
MotherHabiatha Pye (c. 1580 - )

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJonathan Gillett was born in 1609, in Chaffcombe, Somersetshire, England.4,1,2,3
ChildHe was baptized on 11 August 1609.4
GroomHe married Mary Dolbere, daughter of RocheeRawkey Dolbere and Mary Marie Mitchell, on 29 March 1634 in St. Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devonshire, England. How Jonathan met a girl from Colyton is not known. However, the Mary & John passenger, George Hull of Crewkerne, had two brothers who were ministers of Colyton, the last being Rev. William Hill, who died there in 1627.4,2
DeceasedHe died on 23 August 1677 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.1

Child with Mary Dolbere:

Immigrant Ancestor

On 30 May 1630, Jonathan Gillett arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. The ship's manifest for the Mary and John has never been found, but due to the importance of this ship's arrival in the New World (two weeks before the arrival of the Winthrop Fleet - that fleet marking the beginning of "The Great Migration," of Puritan immigrants) a list of the passengers has been drawn up based on research done by many historians. The list is broken into four categories: Certain or Highly Probable Passengers - 96-100; Probable Passengers - 27; Possible Passengers - 41; plus 24 others that have been suggested as passengers with less evidence. Since the Mary and John is said to have carried 140 to 150 passengers, obviously not all of those named can have actually sailed on her on this voyage.

Jonathan sailed with about 140 puritans on 20 Mar 1630, with Rev. John Warham and Rev. John Maverick, on the ship Mary and John from Devonshire, Dorsetshire and Somersetshire, England. Arrived on 30 May 1630 off Nantasket Point (Dorchester) in the new Massachusetts Bay Colony.5

Residences and Censuses

From 1630 to 1635, Jonathan Gillett lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. He returned to England and married there, then returned to New England and settled at Windsor in late 1636 with his new wife Mary.

Sources - Citations

  1. [S210] Find A Grave, online at; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources.
  2. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  3. [S192] P. William Filby, Editor, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2012). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010., Place: Boston, Massachusetts; Year: 1630; Page Number: .
  4. [S263] Gillett & Bancroft Lines, online at:; accessed: unknown date accessed.
  5. [S277] The Mary & John Clearinghouse, online at:; accessed: 17 May 2014, among "Certain or Highly Probable" passengers.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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