Name: Ann (SMALL) HARVEY
Given Name: Ann
Surname: (Small) Harvey
Birth: ABT. 1635-45 in New Haven, CT
Death: 1692-94 in Branford, CT
Ann Harvey(later referrred to as "Anne" or "Mary Ann" in some records)m. Thomas Wheadon May 24, 1661 in New Haven, CT.- his first marriage, but it was her second* (several records indicate that Ann Harvey was in fact (Mary)Ann Small, daughter of Francis Small, who had an early common-law marriage to Sir Francis Harvey (see below*).
Ann (Small) Harvey Wheadon and Thomas Wheadon had 5 children: Thomas Wheadon (jr.), b. 1662-63; Sarah in 1666; Esther in 1667; John in 1671; and Hannah in 1674.
*Some researchers say that she married "Sir" Francis Harvey about 1658 in New Haven, CT.(Source: Mr. Gilbert and "Wheaton Family" history prepared by Earnest Wheaton; and Lucy M. (Ruhman) Weaver, Defiance, OH, April 2002).
(Source: "Ancestors of Sarah Abigail Wheaton" prepared by Lucy M. Weaver, 100 Northfield Ave., Defiance, OH): New Haven, CT town records (pg. 426-27)for Dec. and Jan.1659-60 indicate that a court was held where Francis Harvey was summoned to "give answer concerning a treaty of marriage with a maid, carried on as its understood & as they both have confessed, to the engaging of themselves to one another, & without consent of parents or governor, contrary to a law here published". To which Francis Harvey answered that "there was no such law in the places where he hath been." Ann pleaded ignorance of the law & the breach of it, & that she "intended to serve out her time with her Master, but Mr. Yale, Her Master, said that she had within a short time after she came to him, moved to be free." Ann also said she had engaged herself "without the consent of her mother, who she confessed was living, for ought she knew, to whom it would be a great grief to hear of her irregular proceedings." Mr. Yale informed the court that Ann Small was a burden, and that she was a notorious liar and unfaithful (having stolen several small things from his household). Francis Harvey was told that he had broken the law by his irregular proceeding in this "treaty of marriage" with Ann Small, and he was fined 40 (pounds?). Ann Small was reproved for her "impudency and insensibility" and sentenced to pay 10 as fine for her lying, 2 for her stealing, and 12 for the gloves (she admitted taking from Mr. Yale). The court ordered them to not continue their relationship and Francis Harvey was "warned to remove out of town this spring." He apologized to the court and asked to stay.
The relationship must have shortly thereafter ended, however, as Ann Small Harvey (or sometimes Mary Ann Small/Harvey) married Thomas Wheadon two years later. In fact, this record seems to indicate that there was a promise of marriage, and probably a relationship, but that the legal marriage of Ann Harvey and Sir Francis Harvey probably never took place (source: "Wheaton Family" prepared by Ernest Wheaton).
Father: Francis SMALL
Thomas Sr. WHEADON b: 1636 in England
May 24, 1661
in Branford, CT
- Thomas jr. WHEADON b: May 31, 1663 in New Haven, CT
- John WHEADON b: Dec. 22, 1671 in Branford, CT
- Sarah WHEADON b: Apr. 23, 1666 in New Haven, CT
- Esther WHEADON b: Jan. 26, 1667-68 in New Haven, CT
- Hannah WHEADON b: July 21, 1674 in Branford, CT