John Parmelie1,2

M, b. circa 1598, d. 8 November 1658
FatherBaron Johannes de Parmelee b. c 1565
     John was born circa 1598 in England. It was likely he was from county Surrey or Guernsey Island. It is also possible that he was born in Holland.3 John married Hannah (?) in England. In the spring of 1639, Rev. Henry Whitfield led a group of emigtrants from England to New Haven Colony. They arrived on 1 June whereupon they signed a Covenant while still on board the ship. The group settled on a plantation just east of New Haven which they named Guilford. John, his wife, Hannah, and their three children were part of this group. John was one of the original 40 proprietors of Guilford and was made a freeman in May of 1649.4 John's wife, Hannah, died in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, leaving him a widower. John married 2nd Elizabeth (?) circa 1654 in New Haven County, Connecticut. She was 1st married to Mr. Bradley, some thought to be Stephen. John departed this life on Friday, 8 November 1658 in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.5,6 Parmely, John. Will made Nov. 8, 16758. Bequeaths to wife Elizabewth, to son John of Guilford and to John's son Nathaniel, to wife's son Stephen, and to daughter Hannah Johonson, wife of John Johnson, and her daughter Ellin Allen, wife of John Allen. Witnesses: Wm Peck and Henry Lindon.7,8 Inventory, taken January 2, 1659 , by Wm Peck an Roger Alling £78 9s. 7 p.8 His will was probated on 3 January 1660.

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Elizabeth (?) d. Jan 1683


  1. [S1265] Bernard C. Steiner Honorable R. D. smith & communicated by his grandson, The Descendants of John Parmelee.
  2. [S1267] The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume XVII: page 241 - John was among the twenty-five who signed it was John Parmelie (son of Johannes, who was the third son of Maurice, above referred to). The spelling of the name was changed to Parmly, [Note: The change is likely to have come from the way John signed his will in 1659. – KLM] by some branches of the family. From John Parelie and his wife Hannah the line descends through their.
  3. [S1262] Cuylerr Reynolds, Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical & Family Memoirs, Volume III: page 995 - . . . John Parmalee born in Kent, England 1618. He came to America in 1639 & settled in Guilford, Connecticut.
  4. [S1263] R. Thomas Collins Jr., One Life at a Time, page 36 - John Parmalee arrived in New Haven with the congregation of the Rev. Henry Whitfield in 1639. John was accompanied by his wife, Hannah, and their three children. Family tradition holds that John’s son, also named John, had come to New Haven four years before. The Whitfield congregation signed a Covenant among themselves aboard ship June 1, 1639, and settled east of New Haven in a plantation they called Guilford. John, one of the 40 original proprietors of Guilford, was made a freeman May 22, 1649.
    Family tradition holds that John Parmalee was from the parish of Ochley of Guernsey Island, in England, and that his family was of French Hugunot descent. John signed his name to his will Parmly, a common named in Tyrol and in Holland. After the death of his wife, Hannah, John moved to New Haven, where he married Elizabeth Bradley. John deied in New Haven where his will was probated November 8, 16549. John and Hannah Parmalee had at least three children, including a daughter, Hannah [#36].
  5. [S1264] William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical & Memorial, Volume 4: page 2011.
  6. [S1265] Bernard C. Steiner Honorable R. D. smith & communicated by his grandson, The Descendants of John Parmelee, page 405.
  7. [S1266] Albert Wilcox Savage, The New England Ancestry of Albert wilcox Savage Jr.: Savage-Wilcox Lines, Volume I: page 205 - John, Guilford 1639, was of New Haven 1659, when he made his will 8 Nov. and d. short time aft. To his only s. large part of his prop. was giv. resid. to gr. Ch. Nathaniel, and Hannah, w. of John Johnson, after prov. For his own w. Eliz. wh. M. John Evarts.
  8. [S1442] Winifred S Alcorn, Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book 1 Part 1, 1647-1687, page 130.