Nicholas Cady, (Nicholas [and Judith Knapp]), b. Watertown, Mass., Feb. 20, 1663/4; m. Chelmsford, Mass., March 20, 1683, Patience, dau. of William Redland of Groton. He d. in Preston, Conn., Sept. 3, 1724.
He sold his real estate in Watertown, Mass., Nov. 6, 1703, and during the following year removed to the Quinnebaug valley, now Putnam, Conn., where with other members of the Cady family he was one of the early settlers. He bought up many grants of land and sold to other settlers. He removed from Old Killingly prior to 1720 and located in Preston, Conn., where he purchased a mill property and conducted it till his death. Patience, his widow, was of Preston, Jan. 27, 1728/9, when her late husband's brother, Capt. Joseph Cady, gave her a quitclaim deed of undivided land in Killingly.
The following important addition to the history of Nicholas Cady has been given to the compiler by the courtesy of Col. C. D Parkhurst, who discovered it in the New London Probate Records
Administration bond of Patience Cady, with John Brown as surety in the sum of £200, upon the estate of Nicholas Cady. deceased, was signed Feb. 12, 1724/5.
An inventory of the estate of Nicholas Cady was presented at Preston, Conn., March 9, 1724/5, amounting to £68-19-14. An additional inventory, made Dec. 28, 1726, was £16-19. From these amounts was deducted the payment of debts of £35-14-11, and the balance was distributed to the heirs as follows:
Widow was directed to be entitled to, £16-14-5
Eldest son William, £15-16-7
Nathaniel, Jacob, and Isaac- Nothing, they having had more than the above.
Eldest daughter Patience, £10-4-1½
Joanna, nothing, she having had her share.
Mary, nothing, she having had her portion.
Children of Nicholas and Patience Cady, order of birth not known:
i . William, b. abt . 1685; d. Oct. 14,1735; probably unm.
ii. Patience, b. abt . 1687. at.
iii. Susanna, b. abt . 1690.
iv. Nathaniel, b. abt . 1694; bapt . July 22,1716 ; m. June
11. 1719, Hester Beecher. Child: Judith, b. April
v. Joanna, b. abt . 1696; bapt . Jan. 20,1717; d. Dec . 20,
vi. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1698.
vii. Jacob, b. abt. 1702.
Mary, b. abt . 1704; m. Aug. 8, 1728, Robert Kennedy of Voluntown.
ix. Isaac, b. abt . 1706; m. Mary Read. He d. Feb. 27, 1730. 24.
x. Nicholas (probably).