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John Winans (b. Abt. 1640, d. 1694)John Winans177 was born Abt. 1640 in Holland, and died 1694 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey178.He married Sussanna Melyn on August 25, 1664 in New Haven, Connecticut178, daughter of Cornelius Melyn and Jannetje Adryiaens.
Notes for John Winans:
JOHN WINANS (b. about 1640, d. December 1694, at Elizabethtown, N.J.) was Dutch, a prominent man among the "80 Associates," who founded and settled Elizabethtown, N.J., 1664-5, was well educated, had books (inventory) when books were rare, had Gold and Silver Plate and Coat of Arms.He married (1) [Aug 26,] 1664, at New Haven, Conn., Susannah Melyn (bap. June 14th, 1643, in the Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, d. between 1688-1692, at Elizabethtown, N.J.) daughter of Cornelis and Janetje Melyn.
A numerous descent from all is traced.
Next are some excerpts from "History of Elizabeth, New Jersey", by Rev. Edwin Francis Hatfield, D.D., published by Carlton & Lanahan, New York, in 1968.It is available at Los Angeles Public Library under catalog number GenR 974.92 E43Ha...
On pages 56-58, John Winans is mentioned as one of the "80 associates" who met at Elizabeth Town on February 19, 1665-6 whose names were recorded in the Town Book.The Book was lost, in 1718, but some extracts survived.
From page 101:
JOHN WINANS [WYNES, WAYNES, WINONS, WINNONS, WYNONS, WYNENS, WYNANS, WYNNINGS] was doubtless of the company that came from the East End of Long Island.It is quite likely that he was of the same family with Barnabas Wines, their names being frequently spelt alike.He was bred a weaver -- a handicraft in great request at that early day.He had a house-lot, containing 5 acres, 10 by 5 chains, bounded, N., by Jacob Melyen; W., by Humphrey Spinage; and, S., and E., by highways.He had, also, 16 acres of upland, "on the Neck", between Matthias Hatfield and Samuel Marsh, Senr; also, 120 acres of upland, "on Peach Garden Brook", bounded by Robert Morse, Matthias Hatfield, Robert White, and unsurveyed land; also, 40 acres of land, on "the S. branch of Elizabeth Creek or River", bounded by Humphrey Spinage, Matthias Hatfield, and the plain; also, 4 acres of meadow, "at Rawack", and 6 acres on Elizabeth Creek; in all 200 acres.When his next neighbor, Jacob Melyen, had removed to New York, Winans bought, Feb. 8, 1677-8, his house-lot, house, barn, orchard, &c.He died at the close of 1694.His estate was valued at £271.15.8.
There are other references throughout the book to John Winans.There are also mentions of such familiar family names as Melyn (usually spelled Melyen), Marsh, Frazee, Woodruff, Clark, Clauson, Scudder, Hatfield (also spelled Heathfield or Hetfield), etc.I need to do more research here.
More About John Winans and Sussanna Melyn:
Marriage: August 25, 1664, New Haven, Connecticut.178
Children of John Winans and Sussanna Melyn are:
- +Conrad Winans, b. Abt. 1680, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, d. February 2, 1726/27.