Individual Details

Jeremy Adams

(1605 - August 11, 1683)

Jeremy Adams was born in 1605 in England, parents pretty much unknown. Jeremy arrived in America on the Griffin, maybe associated with Reverend Thomas Hooker, a famed Puritan minister who fled England. Jeremy became a freeman shortly after arriving in America. His jobs included: Puritan minister, farmer, innkeeper and liquor distributor. In 1662, Jeremy Adams was made official inn-keeper for the Colony. His wife was probably Rebecca Greenhill widow of Samuel Greenhill. He married 2nd another Rebecca, widow of Andrew Warner. The wives's maiden names are not proven. Jeremy is in several records of the time, land deeds and such he was also defended in court by Thomas Burnham. At Jeremy's death a receipt shows the colony paid for gallons of wine for his memorial. He was supposedly famous for his running of the colony inn and it was the main meeting site in the area. Jeremy is described as being not so well behaved in his youth, but turning it around in his later adult years.


Birth1605England, United Kingdom
Arrival1633on the Griffin - Cambridge, British America
Civil1635Freeman - Cambridge, British America
MarriageAbt, 1636Rebecca Baseden
Civil1640with Captain Mason
CivilMarch 5, 1644Hartford, British America
Census1670Hartford, British America
WillAugust 4, 1683Hartford, British America
DeathAugust 11, 1683East Hartford, British America
ProbateSeptember 6, 1683Hartford, British America
OccupationInn keeper
BurialHartford, Connecticut, United States
CivilTown services: juror and deputy, Captain Mason corn purchase and more


SpouseRebecca Baseden (1608 - )
ChildJohn Adams (1638 - 1670)
ChildHannah Adams (1639 - 1660)