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In memory of Capt. Richard Treat, my Maternal 11th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • Genealogy of the descendants of John Deming of Wethersfield, Connecticut : with historical notes, by Judson K. Deming, 1904.
  • Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography, genealogical-memorial, representative citizens. The American Historical Society, 1917, pp. 10-12.
  • The Treat Family, A Genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat for Fifteen Generations, and Four Hundred and Fifty Years in England and America, Containing More Than Fifteen Hundred Families in America, by John Harvey Treat, p. 9, p. 16.
  • Genealogical notes of New York and New England families, by S.V. Talcott, 1883. [Link]
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Capt. Richard Treat

Immigrant Ancestor, c.1637

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1584 Aug 28

Pitminster, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England


1615 Apr 27

Pitminster, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England




Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

Wethersfield Village Cemetery

Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut



Richard Treat, Esq., was baptized on August 28, 1584 at St. Andrew and St. Mary Church in Pitminster, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England. He married Alice Gaylord before 1616 and he died in 1670 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. He is buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery.

Two of Richard's daughters are my ancestors. My 7th great-grandfather, Datus Ensign Jr's parents both descend from Richard Treat. They were 3rd Cousins 1x Removed:


Richard Treat (1584-1670) > Susanna (Treat) Webster (1629-1705) > Elizabeth (Webster) Seymour (1673-1754) > John Seymour III (1694-1758) > Lucretia (Seymour) Ensign (1730-1814) married Datus Ensign Sr (1729-1787) > Datus Ensign Jr (1752-1832) > Royal Ensign (1792-1868) > Esther A. Ensign (1826-1861) > Royal J. Shirley (1751-1928) > Gertrude E. Shirley (1878-1937) > Mary E. Harvey (1910-1988).


Richard Treat (1584-1670) > Honor (Treat) Deming (1615-1705) > Sarah (Deming) Moody (1641-1717) > John Moody (1661-1732) > Sarah (Moody) Ensign (1702-1776) > Datus Ensign Sr (1729-1787) married Lucretia Seymour (1730-1814) > Datus Ensign Jr (1752-1832) > Royal Ensign (1792-1868) > Esther A. Ensign (1826-1861) > Royal J. Shirley (1751-1928) > Gertrude E. Shirley (1878-1937) > Mary E. Harvey (1910-1988).


Capt. Richard Treat & Alice Gaylord were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Honor (Treat) Deming
  2. Johanna (Treat) Hollister
  3. Matthias Treat
  4. Rebecca (Treat) Smith
  5. Sarah (Treat) Camfield
  6. Richard Treat, Jr.
  7. Robert Treat (on Wikipedia)
  8. Elizabeth (Treat) Wolcott
  9. Susanna (Treat) Webster
  10. Alice Treat
  11. James Treat
  12. Katherine (Treat) Thompson
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