Robert Johnson1,2

M, d. before 26 November 1661
FatherFather Johnson
     Robert was born at Yorkshire, England. Sometime around 1640, he, & his four sons, immigrated to New England with his brother, Thomas. It is not known whether his first wife died before or after this immigration. On 3 November 1641, Robert laid claim to the house and lot in New Haven that was his brother's John Johnson, who had moved to Rowley in Massachusetts Bay Colony, before his death. Robert married Adeline (?) in New Haven County, Connecticut. Robert made his will.

Imp. I bequeath my soul to Jesus Christ and my body to th Dust. Also I give to my son Thomas twentie pounds as ye other two John and William have had and then my sonne Thomas after my wife had had her thirdsto make an equall division among ye said three brothers and the land in ye said Yorkshire quarter I would have my sonn Thomas to hace that is ye nine acres belongs to ye houses in part of his portion and I give Jeremiah Johnson a little red cow.
William Bradley Robert Johnson
Christopher Tod.3

Robert departed this life before 26 November 1661 in Yorkshire Quarter in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.4 The inventory of Robert's estate was taken on Saturday, 26 November 1661 at Yorkshire Quarter in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Family 2

Adeline (?) d. Apr 1685


  1. [S1260] James Shepard, The New Haven & Wallingford [Conn.] Johnsons, page 132-133.
  2. [S1263] R. Thomas Collins Jr., One Life at a Time, pages 34-35 -

    Robert Johnson was born in 1599 in Yorkshire and arrived in New Haven in 1640 with his wife, their four sons and Robert’s brother Thomas. Robert and Thomas Johnson came to join their other brother, John, who had come to New Haven earlier with the Easton/Davenprot company. John Johnson was one of the signatories of the June 4, 1639, Plantation Covenant .
    Shortly after their arrival, Thomas drowned in New Haven Harbor. Robert’s name appears in New Haven records of a court hearing held November 3, 1641, when Robert claimed the home and lot of his brother, John. John gave Robert his new Haven property in payment of a loan made earlier in Yorkshire. John had moved to Massachusetts Bay and settled in Rowley, near Ispwich, where he was later murdered by Indians.
    At the time of the November 3, 1641, court hearing, Robert was unsure whether to stay in New Haven. Yet in 1644 he was still a resident, …
    …Robert died in 1661. His will probated at a value of 400 pounds, 4.3 pence, begins: “I bequeath my soul to Jesus Christ, And my body to the Dust…” Robert and his wife had at least one son, John Jr. [#36].
  3. [S1260] James Shepard, The New Haven & Wallingford [Conn.] Johnsons, page 133 - Will of Robert Johnson dated: no date.
  4. [S1260] James Shepard, The New Haven & Wallingford [Conn.] Johnsons, page 132.