Records of Farmington in Connecticut
Copied by the late Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford;
Communicated by Daniel Goodwin, Esquire.;
New England Historical & Genealogical Register
Volume 11, October 1857, p 323 - 328



Anno Dom. 1652

  • On the 13th of October, 1652, Mr. Rodger NEWTON, Stephen HART, Thomas JUDD, John BRONSON, John COLL, Thomas THOMPSON and Robert PORTER, joined in Church Covenant in Farmington.
  • About one month after, myself joined with them.
  • About one month after, Mrs. NEWTON, the wife of Stephen HART, the wife of Thomas JUDD, the wife of Jon COLL and the wife of Thomas THOMPSON, also, join with them.
  • A little before this, John LOOMIS was joined to this Church.
  • About the 30th day of January, 1652, Nathaniel KELLOGG and his wife, John STEELE, John STANLEY, Thomas NEWELL and Thomas BARNES was also, joined to the Congregation.
  • Upon February 7th John LANGDON, was joined to the Congregation.
  • July the 12th, 1653. Then Thomas NEWELL's wife, and John STANLEY's wife, and Robert PORTER's wife, were joined to the Congregation.
  • On July 19th, 1653, Thomas PORTER and his wife, and Richard BRONSON's wife was joined to the Congregation.
  • And Moses VENTRUSS was joined with them the said 19th July, 1653.
  • Upon July 19, 1653, Cornelius BRONSON, aged about 5 years, and Hannah BRONSON, aged about 3 years, and Elizabeth BRONSON, about the age of a year, all children of Richard BRONSON, were baptized.
  • And Sarah VENTRUSS, aged 4 years and [Grace] Ventruss, aged three fourths of a year, both the children of Moses VENTRUSS, was baptized July 29, 1653.
  • Sarah PORTER, about the age of 7 years, Thomas PORTER, about the age of 5 years, and Joanna PORTER< about the age of three fourths of a year, being all the children of Thomas PORTER, were baptized July 29, 1653.
  • Mary THOMPSON, daughter of Thomas THOMPSON, was baptized June 7, 1653
  • Joseph KELLOGG and his wife, and Simon WROTHAM, and the wife of John HART, and the wife of John WYATT, was joined to the Church, October the 9th, 1653.
  • And on the 23d of October, 1653, Maria WYATT, aged about 6 years, and John WYATT, about 4 years, and Hepzibah WYATT, aged about 1 year, all children of the wife of John WYATT, were baptized.
  • Sarah HART, daughter of the wife of John HART, was baptized October 23, 1653.
  • Upon the April the 2d, 1652, Richard BRUNSON and John [HART] were joined to the Church.
  • Upon the same 2d day of April, 1654, Samuel STEELE and his daughter Mary STEELE, about the age of 16 months were joined to the Church.
  • And on the same 2d day of April, 1654, Hannah WOODRUFF, the wife of Matthew WOODRUFF, and her daughter Hannah WOODRUFF, aged about 5 years, and Elizabeth WOODRUFF, about the age of 2 years 5 months, were also joined to the Church.
  • And on the same day, April 2, 1654, Mary ANDREWS, the wife of John ANDREWS, and her son Abraham ANDREWS, about the age of 6 years and three months, and Daniel ANDREWS, about the age of 3 years and 10 months, and Joseph ANDREWS, about the age of 2 years and 3 months, wre joined to the Church.
  • On April the 9th, 1654, Rachel ANDREWS, daughter of Mary ANDREWS, was presented to the Church and baptized.
  • Hester THOMPSON, daughter ofthe widow THOMPSON, was presented and baptized, June the 17th, 1655.
  • John HART, son of John HART, was presented and baptized      1655.
  • Joseph BARNES, son of Thomas BARNES, was presented and baptized      1655.
  • Joanna PORTER, daughter of Robert PORTER, was presented and baptized January the 6th, 1655.
  • Thomas ORTEN and his wife were joined to the Church, December 22, 1656.
  • Hannah ORTEN, daughter of Thomas ORTEN, was presented and baptized, December 29, 1656..
  • The rest of his children, John ORTEN, Mary ORTEN, Sarah ORTEN, and Elizabeth ORTEN, being under 13 years when their father joined, ent'red also, with him.
  • John KELLOGG, son of John KELLOGG, presented and baptized, December 29, 1656.
  • Sarah STEELE, daughter of Samuel STEELE, was presented and baptized, December 29th, 1656.
  • Elizabeth STANLY, daughter of John STANLEY, was baptized April the 5th, 1657.

    1652

  • Upon February 14, 1652, Samuel LANETON, son of John LANETON, was baptized.
  • About July 26, in the year 1653, Benjamin BARNES, son of Thomas BARNES, was baptized.
  • On December 18th, Sarh NORTH, daughter of John NORTH, was baptized.
  • Mary COLE, daughter of John COLE, was born June, about 27, 1651.
  • Nathaniel KELLOGG, son of Joseph KELLOGG was baptized October 29, 1654.
  • Mary WOODRUFF, daughter of [Hannah] WOODRUFF was baptized November the 5th, 1654.
  • Rachel STEEL, daughter of Samuel STEEL, was born October 30, 1654.
  • Dorathy PORTER, daughter of Thomas PORTER, was baptized the     day of November, 1654.
  • Dorcas WIATT, daughter of Mary WIATT, was baptized February 4, 1654.
  • Sarah NEWALL, daughter of Thomas NEWALL, was baptized February 18th, 1654.
  • Moses VENTRUS, son of Moses VENTRUS, was baptized February the 18th 1654.
  • Eede BRONSON, daughter of Richard BRONSON, was baptized April 22, 1655.
  • Nathaniel NORTH, son of John NORTH, was baptized June 29, 1656.
  • John NEWTON, son of Mr. Rodger NEWTON, and Stephen ANDREWS, son of John ANDREWS, were both baptized, June the 6th, 1656.
  • Mary VENTRUS, daughter of Moses VENTRUS, was baptized, February 21, 1656.
  • John WARNER, and William SMITH, and the widow [STANS] and the wife of William LEWIS, and the wife of John NORTH, and the wife of Samuel LOOMIS, were joined to the Church, March 15th 1656.
  • William LEWIS, the son of William LEWIS, and Joseph SMITH, son of William SMITH, and Sarah WARNER, daughter of John WARNER, were baptized March 15, 1565.
  • On January 25, 1657, Anthony HAWKINS and William LEWIS, were joined to the church.
  •    SMITH, son of William SMITH was baptized, April 14, 1658.

    April 10, 1658

    The Children that were in adult, when we enteed into convenant at Farmington, [on the 13th of October, 1652] according to the account of the Church, not being over 13 years old.

    Thomas JUDD's children

    • John JUDD, 17 years old, about March 1657.
    • Benjamin JUDD, 15 years old, about March 1657.
    • Mary JUDD, 13 years old, about February, 1657.
    • Ruth JUDD, 11 years old, about February, 1657.
    • Philip JUDD, 8 years old, about January, 1657.
    • Samuel JUDD, 6 years old, abut December, 1657

    Richard BRONSON's Children

    • Abigail BRONSON, 14 years old, about 8th September, 1657.
    • John BRONSON, 12 year old abought August 1657.

    John BRONSON's Children

    • Jacob BRONSON, 17 years old, about January, 1657.
    • John BRONSON, 14 years old, about January, 1657.
    • Isaac BRONSON, 12 years old, about January, 1657.
    • Abraham Bronson, 10 years old, about January, 1657.

    John NORTH's Children

    • John NORTH, 16 years old, about November, 1657.
    • Samuel NORTH, 14 years old, 1657.
    • Mary NORTH, 14 years old, 1657.
    • James NORTH, 10 years old, 1657.

    John STANLEY's Children

    • John STANLEY, 10 years old, about November, 1657.
    • Thomas STANLEY, 8 years old, about November, 1657.
    • Sarah STANLEY, 5 years old, about March, 1657

    Robert PORTER's Children

    • Mary PORTER, 11 years old, about February, 1657.
    • John PORTER, 9 years old, November 12, 1657.
    • Thomas PORTER, 7 years old, October 29, 1657

    William SMITH's Children

    • Susanna SMITH, 7 years old in the year 1657.
    • Elizabeth & Mahitabel SMITH, twin children, 5 years old, 1657

    Thomas NEWELL's Children

    • Rebecca NEWELL, 14 years old, about January, 1657.
    • Mary NEWELL, 12 years old, about March 1658.
    • John NEWELL, 10 years old, about January 1657.
    • Thomas NEWELL, 8 years old, about March 1657.
    • Hester NEWELL, 5 years old, about July 1657.

    John COLLES's Children

    • John COWELLS, 16 years old, about February, 1657.
    • Hannah COWELLS, 13 years old, about February, 1657.
    • Sarah COWELLS, 11 years old, 1657.
    • Hester COWELLS, 8 years old, 1657

  • Martha NEWELL, daughter of Thomas NEWELL, was baptized, about April the 14th, 1658.
  • Lydia NORTH, daughter of John NORTH, was baptized May 9, 1658.
  • On the 9th of May, 1658, John ANDREWS joined the Church, in the Covenant.
  • On May the 16th, 1658, the Children of John WARNER were baptized, which were not 13 years old when their father did enter into Convenant with the church, being Daniel & Thomas.
  • And on the same 16th day of May, 1658, the Children of Hannah WOODWARD wee baptized, viz: John 15 years old and upward, and Matthew in the 12th year of his life.
  • and on the same 16th day of May, 1658, the children of John ANDREWS were baptized that werenot above 13 years old, when their mother Mary ANDREWS did enter into convenant with the Church, viz: Mary in her fourteenth year, and John, about 13 years, and Hannah, about 11 years.
  • And that day, viz: the 16th day of May, 1658, the children of Elizabeth ORVIS were baptized which were not aboube 13 years old, when their mother entered into Convenant with the Church, viz: Elizabeth, in about the 13th year of her life, and David in about the 9th year of his life.
  • John BRONSON, son of Richard BRONSON, was baptized February 20, 1658, being about the 12th year of his life.
  • Mary BRONSON, daughter of Richard BRONSON, was baptized the 12 day of February, 1658, or about that time.
  • Abigail BRONSON, daughter of Richard BRONSON, was baptized May the 30th, 1659, being about 15 years of age..
  • Felix LEWIS, daughter of William LEWIS was baptized December the 12th, 1658.
  • Samuel NORTON, son of Elizabeth NORTON, was baptized May the 13th, 1659.
  • John LEE & William JUDD, were joined to the Church July 15, 1660.
  • John LEE, son of John LEE, and Ruth LOOMIS, daughter of Samuel LOOMIS, and Mary JUDD and Elizabeth JUDD, daughters of William JUDD were baptized July 24, 1660.
  • Sarah WADSWORTH, daughter of John WADSWORTH, was baptized November the 1st, 1657.
  • Samuel WADSWORTH, son of John WADSWORTH, was baptized January 13, 1639.
  • John STEEL, son of Samuel STEEL, was baptized December 10, 1661.
  • Moses VENTRUS, son of William VENTRUES, was baptized November 16, 1662.
  • John WADSWORTH, son of John WADSWORTH, baptized April 14, 1662

    Brother NEWELL's Children.

    • Sarah NEWELL, baptized here, February 18, 1654.
    • Hannah NEWELL, baptized here, about February 11, 1658.
    • Samuel NEWELL, baptized December 5, 1660.
    • Joseph NEWELL, baptized April 20, 1664
  • Samuel COLES, the son of Samuel COLES, born March 17, 1661. Baptized about a year old.
    • Abigail COLES, January, 1663.
    • Hannah COLES, December, 1664.
    • Timothy COLES, about November 4, 1666.
    • Sarah COLES, baptized December 25, 1668.
    • John COLES, born June 28, 1670, -- baptized the Sabbath following.
    • Nathaniel COLES, born February 11, 1672, -- baptized the Sabbath following.
    • Isaac COLES, born March 28, 1665, -- baptized the same day.
    • Joseph COLES, born January 18, 1777, -- baptized immediately after.
    • Elizabeth COLLES, born March 17, 1679/1680, -- baptized immediately after.
    • Caleb COLES, baptized June 25, 1682, -- born a few days before

    Robert PORTER

    • Robert PORTER, himself joined to the Church, October 13, 1652. His wife joined after him, July 12, 1653

      The Children of Robert PORTER

      • Mary PORTER, 11 years old, about February 16, 1657.
      • John PORTER, 9 years old, February 12, 1657.
      • Thomas PORTER, 7 years old, Oct 29, 1657.
      • These three above mentioned were baptized at Hartford and entered with him (their father,) into Covenant with the church at Farmington.
      • Elizabeth PORTER, baptized here in January, 1654.
      • Sarah PORTER, born ann: 1658, and then baptized here.
      • Benjamin PORTER, born ann: 1660, and then baptized here.
      • Anna PORTER, born 1664, in the beginning of April, and immediately after baptized here.
      • Hepsibah PORTER, born March 4, -- baptized March 11, 1665/1666.

    Samuel HOOKER's Children [Died Nov. 5, 1697]

    • Thomas HOOKER, born June 10, 1659.
    • Samuel HOOKER, born May 29, 1661.
    • William HOOKER, born May 11, 1663.
    • John HOOKER, born February 20, 1664.
    • Thomas HOOKER baptized at Hartford, and came with myself into this Church about July, 1661. The rest were baptized at Farmington a few days after their respective births..
    • James HOOKER, born October 27, 1666. Baptized immediately after.
    • Roger HOOKER, born September 14, 1668. Baptized speedily after.
    • Nathaniel HOOKER, born December 28, 1671. Baptized immediately after.
    • Mary HOOKER, born Jul3, 1673. Baptized immediately after.
    • Hezekiah HOOKER, born November 7, 1675. Baptized immediately after.
    • Daniel HOOKER, born March 25, 1678/1679. Baptized immediately after.
    • Sarah HOOKER, born May 5, 1681. Baptized May 8, 1681

    Capt. John STANDLY

    • John STANDLY, Senior, joined to Farmington Church, July 12, 1653, and with him his sons John & Thomas, as also his daughter Sarah.
    • His wife, Sarah STANDLY, daughter of Thomas SCOTT, joined to the Church, July 12, 1653.
    • His son John STANDLY, born November 4, 1647.
    • His son Thomas STANDLEY, born November 1, 1649.
    • His daugher Sarah STANDLEY, born February 18, 1651.
    • His son Timothy STANDLEY, born March 17, 1663/1664 [transcriber's note: mistake].
    • His daughter Eliza STANDLEY, born April 1, 1657.
    • His son Isaac born September 22, anno: 1660.
    • The latter three, accepted and baptized here.
    • The wife of John STANDLEY, Sarah STANDLEY, the daughter of John FLETCHER, joined in Church fellowship with us, April 20, 1669.
    • Abigail STANDLEY, baptized August 1, 1669.
    • Elizabeth STANDLEY, born November 28, 1672. Baptized speedily after

    John THOMPSON's Children

    • John THOMPSON, born December 29, 1671.
    • Thomas THOMPSON, born [June or] January 30, 1674.
    • Samuel THOMPSON, born December 29, 1679.
    • Joseph THOMPSON, born March 25, 1679.
    • James THOMPSON, born May 30, 1680.

    William JUDD's Children

    • Mary and Elizabeth were baptized July 22, 1660.
    • Thomas JUDD, October 13, 1662.
    • William JUDD, January 8, 1664

    Brother WADSWORTH's Children

    • Sarah WADSWORTH, born November 1, 1657.
    • Samuel WADSWORTH, born January 13, 1659.
    • John WADSWORTH, born April 14, 1662.
    • Mary WADSWORTH, born November 13, 1665.

    Brother MOORE's Children

    • Ruth MOORE, was born January 5, 1656 - baptized at Norwalk.
    • Sarah MOORE, born February 12, 1661 - baptized at Farmington.
    • Mary MOORE, born September 15, 1664 - baptized at Farmington.
    • Phebe MOORE, born April 25, 1669 - baptized at Farmington.


  • Records of Farmington in Connecticut
    Copied by the late Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford;
    Communicated by Daniel Goodwin, Esquire.;
    New England Historical & Genealogical Register
    Volume 12, April 1858, p 34 - 38 [continued from p. 328]



    John NORTON's Children

    • John NORTON joined our Church in October 1661.
    • Hannah NORTON, daughter of John NORTON, aged about 12, baptized here, immediately after her father's joining above mentioned.
    • Dorothy NORTON, daughter of John NORTON, aged about 10, was baptized at the same time.
    • John NORTON, aged about 8 years, was baptized at the same time.
    • Thomas NORTON, son of John NORTON, aged about 13 months, was baptized at the same time.

    Elizabeth ORVIS, her Children

    • Elizabeth CARPENTER, was baptized on May 16, 1658, being aged about 14 years.
    • David CARPENTER, baptized at the same time, aged about 11 years.
    • Mary CARPENTER, baptized also, born August, 1650.
    • Samuel ORVIS, born May, 1653, - baptized immediately after his mother's entering into the Church.
    • Hannah ORVIS, born in April, 1655
    • Roger ORVIS, born Jun 1657
    • Ebenezer ORVIS, born February, 1659
    • Margaret ORVIS, born June, 1661.
    • Mary ORVIS, born Jun 1663.
    • All these were baptized here in Farmington; - the particular times at which they were baptized, not easily to be come at.

    John LEE

    • John LEE and his wife Mary LEE, joined to the Church, anno: 1660.
    • John LEE, his son, born June 11, 1659
    • Mary LEE, born August 14, 1664
    • Stephen LEE, born April 2, 1667.
    • These 3 above-mentioned children were baptized here.

    John WYATT

    • Mary WYATT, the wife of John WYATT, was joined to the Church of Farmington, October 9, 1653.
    • Mary WYATT, Jun., was baptized October 23, 1653, aged about 6 years
    • John WYATT, the same day, aged about 4 years.
    • Hepzibah WYATT, the same day, aged about one year.
    • Dorcas WYATT, togehter with the rest that follow, were baptized here; but the time of their baptism not registerd. Their age may be computed thus:--
      • Dorcas WYATT, was 13 years of age, anno: 1668
      • Sarah WYATT, 9 years of age, anno: 1668
      • Joanna WYATT, 5 years of age, anno: 1668
      • Elizabeth WYATT, 3 years of age, anno: 1668

    Daniel ANDREWS

    • Daniel ANDREWS, the son of Daniel ANDREWS, born March 9, 72/73, - baptized July 20, 1673
    • Mary ANDREWS, born December 9, 1674. Baptized immediately after.
    • Joseph ANDREWS, born August 10, 1676. Baptized speedily after.
    • John ANDREWS, born June 180, 1680. Quickly after, baptized.
    • Martha ANDREWS, born July 17, 1682. Baptized soon after.

    The Children of John STANDLEY, Jun.

    • Esther STANDLEY, born December 2, 1674. Baptized immediately after.
    • John STANDLEY, born April 9, 1675. Baptized immediately after.

    The number of such as are in full Communion in the Church in Farmington, March 1, 1679/1680:

    • 1. Deacon HART
    • 2. Deacon JUDD
    • 3. Thomas NEWELL and his wife
    • 4. Capt. STANDLEY and his wife
    • 5. Robert PORTER
    • 6. Thomas PORTER, senior, and his wife
    • 7. Richard BRONSON, and his wife
    • 8. John LANETON and his wife
    • 9.Thomas BARNES and his wife
    • 10. Moses VENTRUS
    • 11. William LEWIS, Jun., and his wife
    • 12. Thomas ORTON, and his wife
    • 13. John NORTH, senior, and his wife
    • 14. John ANDREWS, senior, and his wife
    • 15. Isaac MOORE and his wife
    • 16. John NORTON, senior, and his wife
    • 17. Mr. WROTHAM
    • 18. Samuel HOOKER and his wife
    • 19. John LEE and his wife
    • 20. William JUDD, and his wife
    • 21. John WADSWORTH and his wife
    • 22. Matthew WOODRUFF, Jun. and his wife
    • 23. Stephen HART, Jun.
    • 24. Samuel COALES and his wife
    • 25. John ROOT, senior, and his wife
    • 26. John JUDD and his wife
    • 27. Thomas HART and his wife
    • 28. John THOMPSON and his wife
    • 29. John STANDLEY, Jun., and his wife
    • 30. Joseph BIRD and his wife
    • 31. John CATE and his wife
    • 32. Benjamin JUDD and his wife
    • 33. Jo. WOODRUFF and his wife
    • 34. Jo CLARK and his wife
    • 35. Thomas PORTER, Jun. and his wife
    • 36. Thomas THOMPSON
    • 37. Thomas BALL and his wife
    • 38. William LEWIS, senior
    • 39. Jacob BRONSON and his wife
    • 40. James BIRD and his wife
    • 41. Thomas JUDD, Jun., and his wife
    • 42. Obadiah RICHARDS and his wife
    •      Mr. Hawkins
    •      Samuel GRIDLEY's wife
    •      John ORTON's wife
    •      Samuel NORTH's wife
    •      Richard SEYMOUR's wife
    •      Joseph WOODFORD's wife
    •      Widow WARNER
    •      John NORTON, Jun's wife
    •      Edmund SCOTT's wife
    •      Mehialad SMITH
    •      John WARNER's wife
    •      Thomas WARNER's wife.
    •      Joseph HICKCOCK's wife.
    •      Samuel HICKCOCK's wife.
    •      John SCOVEL's wife.
    • Thomas GRIDLEY joined to the Church here, Feby 6, 1680/1681.
    • Philip JUDD joined March 6, 1680/1681.
    • Debora ORVIS, wife of Samuel ORVIS, joined with the Church here, May 7, 1682.
    • Elizabeth NEWELL, wife of Thomas NEWELL, Junr., joined May 14, 1682
    • Thomas PORTER, son of Robert PORTER, joined in full Communion here, August 13, 1682
    • The wife of Thomas GRIDLEY, joined the same day.
    • Sarah ANDREWS, daughter to Robert PORTER, wife of Abraham ANDREWS, joined in fellowship with us, July 15, 1683.
    • Issac BRONSON joined with us in full communion, May 25, 1684.
    • Lydia SMITH, the wife of Joseph SMITH, joined to us, August 3, 1684.
    • Richard SEYMOUR joined here, May 31, 1685.
    • John HART and his wife, John LEE, the wife of William LEWIS, Jun., Sarah, the wife of Matthew WOODRUFF, and Rebecca, the wife of Samuel WOODRUFF joined here November 24, 1686.
    • January 3, 1686. Benjamin ANDREWS and his wife, Samuel PORTER and his wife, the wife of John LEE, Jun., the wife of Joseph (NORTH), and the wife Joseph (BACON) joined with us in full communion.
    • June 5, 1687 Samuel NEWELL & Elizabeth LANETON, joined with us in full communion.
    • December 11, 1687. Jonathan SMITH, and the wife of Timothy STANLEY, joined to the Church here.
    • William LEWIS joined to us, May 23, 1688
    • John HOOKER was added to us, October 13, 1688
    • Sarah BARNES, wife of Benjamin BARNES, Mary NEWELL, wife of Samuel NEWELL, and Mary BIRD daughter of Joseph BIRD, joined in fellowship with the Church here, January 2, 1689.
    • Joseph GAILER [GAYLORD] and Mary UPTON, daughter to John LEE, joined with us, June 9, 1689.
    • Joseph NORTH entered full communion with us, May 15, 1690.
    • The same day, May 25, 1690, were joined to us:--
      • Samuel SMITH and his wife.
      • Samuel COILES and his wife.
      • The wife of John ORTON.
      • The wife of Ephraim SMITH
      • The wife of Thomas HANCOX
      • The wife of Samuel HOOKER
    • Susannah HOOKER, the relict of William HOOKER, and Joseph BARNES, Thomas JUDD, Jun., of Waterbury, joined with us in full communion July 20, 1690.
    • Joseph SMITH joined to us, August 3, 1690
    • Margaret HART, relict of Deacon HART, and Hannah WADSWORTH, the wife of Samuel WADSWORTH joined with us March 17 1690/91
    • Benjamin BARNES and Thomas JUDD, son of William JUDD, both resident at Waterbury, joined with us, March 22, 1690/91.
    • Samuel WADSWORTH, Sarah ROOT, the wife of Stephen ROOT, and Sarah, the wife of William HIGGISON, joined with the Church here, May 10, 1691.
    • Samuel WOODRUFF and Thomas NORTH joined to us August 3, 1691.
    • Elizabeth LEWIS, the wife of Samuel LEWIS, joined to the Church here, September 27, 1691
    • Thomas BIRD and Mary his wife, joined with us, December 6, 1691.
    • Abigail PORTER, the wife of Thomas PORTER, son of Robert PORTER, Elizabeth HART, the wife of Thomas HART, and Sarah HART, the wife of Stephen HART joined to the Church here, February 2, 1692/92.
    • Thomas BARNES joined to the Church here, March 13, 1691/92.
    • Thomas STANDLEY and his wife Anna, Joseph ROOT and his wife Elizabeth and the wife of James LEWIS joined to us April 17, 1692.
    • Daniel ANDREWS, senior, and John NORTON, Jun. joined to us in fellowship with the Church here, May 24, 1692.
    • Mary ROOT, the wife of John ROOT, daughter to John WOODRUFF, joined to the Church here, October 30, 1692.
    • Elizabeth THOMPSON, the wife of Thomas THOMPSON, joined to us, December 7, 1692..
    • Joseph WOODFORD, John COLE, and Mary WOODRUFF, daughter of Matthew WOODRUFF, joined to us, March 14, 1692/93..
    • John CASE, of Simsbury, and Thomas NEWELL, of Farmington, joined July 4, 1693..
    • Dorathy MOORE, the wife of Deacon MOORE, joined to the Church here, March 25, 1695/96..
    • Isaac COALES and his wife joined to us August, 11, 1696..
    • The wife of Caleb ROOT, joined to us March 30, 1696/97..
    • John WADSWORTH and his wife, Elizabeth. -- the wife of John HOOKER, and the wife of Joseph LANGLON were added to us May 30, 1697.

    An account of Children Baptized in the Church at Farmington

    • Joseph LEWIS, son of Capt. Wm. LEWIS, baptized March 14, 1679/89. Born a few days before..
    • Elizabeth COALES, daughter of Samuel COALES, baptized March 21, 1679/80..
    • Obediah RICHARDS, his children baptized March 21, 1679/80. viz:
      • John, 12 years of age.
      • Hannah, aged 8 years, November 1679.
      • Mary, aged 10 years, January 1679.
      • Esther, aged 6 years, June 1679.
      • Elizabeth, 4 years old, July, 1679.
      • Sarah, 3 years old, April, 1680.
      • Obadiah, born October 1, 1679
    • Elizabeth STEELE, daughter of John STEELE, baptized March 28, 1677/78. Born a few days before.
    • Thomas HART, son of Ensign Thomas HART, baptized April 4, 1680. Born a few days before.
    • Hannah CLARK, daughter of ____ CLARK, baptized April 1, 1680. Born a few days before.
    • James THOMPSON, son of John THOMPSON, born May 30, 1680. Baptized the same day.
    • Elizabeth GAYLORD, baptized November 21, 1680. Asa Arthur THOMPSON, son of Thomas TOMPSON, born October 17, 1680. bsa.
    • Mindwell BIRD, child of Joseph BIRD, baptized February 27, 1680/81.
    • Mary JUDD, daughter of John JUDD, baptized March 6, 1680/81.
    • Philip JUDD, son of Philip JUDD, baptized March 13, 1680/81.
    • Lydia WARNER, daughter of John WARNER, baptized March 13, 1680/81.
    • Dorathy COLE, daughter of John COLE, baptized 3 July 1681. Born two or three days before.
    • John GRIDLEY, son of Samuel GRIDLEY, January 29, 1681.
    • Mehitable BIRD, daughter of James BIRD, March 12, 1681/82.
    • John HART, son of Ensign Thomas HART, baptized April 23, 1682.
    • Margaret WOODRUFF, daughter of John WOODRUFF, baptized April 23, 1682.
    • Jonathan BULL, son of Thomas BULL, baptized May 14, 1682.
    • Benjamin JUDD, son of William JUDD, baptized at the same time, viz: May 14, 1682.
    • Deborah ORVIS, daughter to Samuel ORVIS, baptized May 14, 1682. Born April 17, 1681 or thereabouts.
    • Thomas NEWELL, son of Thomas NEWELL, Jun. baptized May 14, 1682.
    • John STANDLEY, son of Johnn STANDLEY, of Matatuck, baptized May 25, 1682.
    • Caleb COALES, baptized June 25, 1682. Born about five days before.
    • Daniel LEWIS, son of Capt. LEWIS, baptized July 16, 1682.
    • Martha ANDREWS, daughter of Daniel ANDREWS, baptized July 23, 1682.
    • Mary THOMPSON, daughter of John THOMPSON, baptized October 1, 1681.
    • Philoleatheros THOMPSON, son of Thomas THOMPSON, baptized November 12, 1682.
    • Elizabeth HICKCOCK, daughter to Samuel HICKCOCK, baptized November 12, 1682.
    • Susanna WOODFORD, daughter to Joseph WOODFORD, baptized December 3, 1682.
    • Hezekiah WADSWORTH, son of mr. John WADSWORTH, baptized December 24, 1682.
    • Mercy SEYMOUR, daughter of Richard SEYMOUR, baptized January 14, 1682. On the same day that his child was born, the father, viz: Richard SEYMOUR, went early into the woods to look for horses, 5, 6 or 7 miles off; found and followed one homeward:-- but like to have perished ere he reached home.



    Records of Farmington in Connecticut
    Copied by the late Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford;
    Communicated by Daniel Goodwin, Esquire.;
    New England Historical & Genealogical Register
    Volume 12, April 1858, p 147 - 150 [continued from p. 38]



    • Thomas WARNER, son of John WARNER of [Mattabuck] baptized May 6, 1683.
    • Rachel RICHARDS, daughter of Obadiah RICHARDS, baptized May 6, 1683.
    • Martha ORVIS, daughter of Samuel ORVIS, baptized May 6, 1683.
    • Thomas JUDD, son of Philip JUDD, baptized 27 May 1683
    • Thomas GRIDLEY, son of Thomas GRIDLEY, baptized June 17, 1683
    • Simon NEWELL, son of Thomas NEWELL, baptized Jun 24, 1683
    • Nathaniel JUDD, son of Benjamin JUDD, baptized July 22, 1683
    • William PORTER, son of Thomas PORTER, of Robert PORTER, baptized Oct 28, 1683.
    • Sarah STEELE, daughter of John STEELE, baptized November 25, 1683
    • Sarah ANDREWS, daughter of Abraham ANDREWS, by his wife Sarah, daughter to Robert PORTER, baptized March 9, 1683/84
    • Abigail WOODRUFF, daughter of John WOODRUFF, March 30, 1683/84
    • John NORTON, son of John NORTON, baptized April 6, 1684
    • Mary WARNER, daughter of Thomas WARNER of Mattabuck, baptized May 18, 1684
    • Thomas STANDLEY, son of John STANDLEY of Mattabuck, baptized May 25, 1684
    • Joanna RICHARDSON, daughter of Thomas RICHARDSON of Mattabuck, baptized there, April 8, 1684
    • Isaac BRUNSON, son of Isaac BRUNSON of Mattabuck; John BRUNSPN, son of Isaac BRUNSON, Samuel BRUNSON, Joseph BRUNSPN, and Mary BRUNSON, all children of Isaac BRUNSON of Mattabuck, baptized here June 29, 1684
    • John JUDD, son of John JUDD, baptized August 3, 1684
    • Joseph and Lydia SMITH, children of Joseph SMITH, baptized here, August 18, 1684
    • John GRIDLEY, son of Thomas GRIDLEY, baptized October 5, 1684
    • Hannah JUDD, daughter of Philip JUDD, baptized about October 19, 1684
    • Sarah BULL, daughter of Thomas BULL, baptized November 8, 1684
    • Hezekiah HART, son of Thomas HART, baptized November 23, 1684
    • John THOMPSON, son of Thomas THOMPSON, baptized December 14, 1684
    • Elizabeth BIRD, daughter of James BIRD, baptized November 23, 1684
    • Ebenezer THOMPSON, son of John THOMPSON, baptized December 21, 1684
    • Hannah ANDREWS, daughter of Daniel ANDREWS, baptized January 18, 1684
    • Ebenezer SEYMOUR baptized February 1, 1684
    • Joseph GRIDLEY, son of Samuel GRIDLEY, baptized March 8, 1684/85
    • Lydia COLE, daughter of John COLE, baptized March 22, Anno: 1684/85
    • Stephen HICHCOCK, son of Samuel HITCHCOCK, of Mattabuck, baptized April 12, 1685
    • Jobannah SMITH, son of Joseph SMITH, baptized April 12, 1685
    • Hannah and Mary ANDREWS, twins, daughters of Thomas ANDREWS of Milford, son-in-law to Robert PORTER, baptized here, by virtue of communion of Churches, May 31, 1685
    • Thomas RICHARDS, son of Obadiah RICHARDS, baptized August 9, 1685
    • Samuel ORVIS, son of Samuel ORVIS, baptized October 25, 1685
    • Abigail WOODFORD, daughter of Joseph WOODFORD, baptized December 27, 1685
    • Esther JUDD, daughter of Benjamin JUDD, baptized February 14, 1685
    • John STEELE, son of John STEELE, baptized March 7, 1685/86
    • Samuel GRIDLEY, son of Thomas GRIDLEY, baptized March 21, 1685/86
    • Thomas BRUNSON, son of Isaac BRUNSON, baptized April 11, 1686
    • John JUDD, son of John JUDD, baptized June 20, 1686
    • Sarah STANDLEY, daughter of John STANDLEY, baptized July 4, 1686
    • John PORTER, son of Thomas PORTER, son of Robert PORTER, baptized July 18, 1686
    • Abigail GAYLORD, daughter of Joseph GAYLORD of Waterbury, baptized November 7, 1686
    • John HART, son of John HART, baptized November 27, 1686
    • Isaac HART, son of John HART, baptized November 27,1686
    • John LEE, son of John LEE, baptized Nobember 27, 1686
    • Jonathan LEE, son of John LEE, baptized November 27, 1686
    • Isaac LEWIS, Ruth LEWIS, and Sarah LEWIS, children of William LEWIS, baptized November 28, 1686
    • Isaac BRUNSON, son of Jacob BRUNSON, baptized November 28, 1686
    • Josiah HART, son of Ensign Thomas HART, baptized December 6, 1686
    • Mary NORTON, daughter of John NORTON, baptized November 21, 1686
    • Paul ANDREWS, son of Daniel ANDREWS, _ about January 2, 1686
    • Mary ANDREWS, wife of Benjamin ANDREWS, and her two children Benjamin ANDREWS and John ANDREWS, baptized January 9, 1686
    • Nathaniel THOMPSON, son of John THOMPSON, baptized June 16, 1686
    • Mary SMITH, daughter of Joseph SMITH, baptized January 30, 1686
    • Margaret THOMPSON, daughter of Thomas THOMPSON, baptized February 20, 1686
    • Samuel WOODRUFF, son of Samuel WOODRUFF, baptized March 6, 1686/87
    • Stephen PORTER, son of Samuel PORTER, son of Thomas PORTER, April 10, 1687
    • Jonathan SEYMOUR, son of Richard SEYMOUR, baptized April 17, 1687
    • Susannah NEWELL, daughter of Thomas NEWELL, of Waterbury, baptized April 24, 1687
    • Esther GRIDLEY, son [sic] of Samuel GRIDLEY, baptized May 15, 1687
    • David BULL, son of Thomas BULL, baptized June 5, 1687
    • Samuel NEWELL, son of Samuel NEWELL, baptized June 19, 1687
    • William JUDD, son of Philip JUDD, baptized July 3, 1687
    • Abraham ANDREWS, son of Abraham ANDREWS, baptized July 17, 1687
    • Jacob BARNES, son of Joseph BARNES, born September 18, 1687. Baptized here immediately after
    • Sarah HART, daughter to John HART, baptized December 11, 1687
    • Mary GRIDLEY, daughter of Thomas GRIDLEY, baptized February 5, 1687
    • Margaret ORVIS, daughter of Samuel ORVIS, baptized April 7, 1687
    • Mary ORTON, daughter of John ORTON, baptized May 20, 1688
    • Hannah PORTER, daughter of Samuel PORTER, baptized June 17, 1688
    • Thomas WARNER, son of Thomas WARNER, baptized July 8, 1688
    • Mary ANDREWS, daughter of Benjamin Andrews, baptized August 25, 1688
    • Willaim LEWIS, son of William LEWIS, baptized September 23, 1688
    • Jonathan JUDD, son of Benjamin JUDD, baptized September 23, 1688
    • Hezekiah HOOKER, son of John HOOKER, baptized October 20, 1688
    • Jonathan WOODRUFF, son of Samuel WOODRUFF, baptized December 2, 1688
    • Anna THOMPSON, daughter of Thomas THOMPSON, baptized December 2, 1688
    • Hannah BRUNSON, daughter of Jacob BRONSON, baptized October 28, 1688
    • Sarah NORTON daughter of John NORTON, baptized April 1 1689
    • Ebenezer BRONSON, son of Isaac BRONSON, baptized April 8, 1689
    • Mercy HICCOK, child of Samuel HICCOCK, baptized April 8, 1689
    • Joseph WOODRUFF, son of Matthew WOODRUFF, baptized May 18, 1689, or thereabouts
    • Mary ANDREWS, son of [sic] Benjamin ANDREWS, son-in-law to Robert PORTER baptized May 18, 1689 or thereabouts
    • Joseph NEWELL, son of Thomas NEWELL, baptized June 2, 1689
    • Rachel STEELE, daughter of John STEELE, baptized June 2, 189
    • Mary PORTER, daughter of Thomas PORTER, of Robert, baptized June 2, 1689
    • Stephen ANDREWS, son of Daniel ANDREWS, -- Stephen UPSON and Mary UPSON,children of Stephen UPSON, == Benjamin and John BEVANS, children of Benjamin BEVANS, baptized here December 1, 1689
    • Mary ORTON, daughter of John ORTON, baptized February 16, 1689/90
    • Elizabeth SMITH, daughter of Joseph SMITH, baptized February 16, 1689/90
    • Abigail BARNES, daughter of Joseph BARNES, baptized February 23, 1689
    • Thomas NEWELL, son of Samuel NEWELL, baptized March 2, 1689/90
    • Benjamin JUDD, son of Philip JUDD, baptized May 4, 1690
    • Mary LEE, daughter of John LEE, baptized May 4, 1690
    • Elizabeth UPSON, daughter of Stephen UPSON, baptized May 11, 1690
    • Timothy STANDLEY, son of John STANDLY, baptized about May 11, 1690
    • Thomas COALES, son of Samuel COALES, baptized June 1, 1690
    • Rachel COALES, daughter of Samuel COALES, baptized June 1, 1690
    • William SMITH, son of Samuel SMITH, baptized June 1, 1690
    • Susanna HOOKER, daughter of William HOOKER, baptized June 8, 1690
    • Thomas BARNES, son of Benjamin BARNES, baptized June 8, 1690
    • Ebenezer CLARK, son of John CLARKE, and Sarah SMITH, daughter of Samuel SMITH, baptized August 10, 1690
    • Stephen ANDREWS, son of Benjamin ANDREWS, baptized September 28, 1690
    • Giles HOOKER, son of Samuel HOOKER, baptized October 12, 1690
    • Thomas JUDD, son of Thomas JUDD, and Sorah ORVIS daughter of Samuel ORVIS, baptized the same day 1.12. October 12, 1690
    • Jonathan GRIDLEY, son of Thomas GRIDLEY, baptized November 2, 1690
    • Matthew HART, son of John HART, baptized December 7, 1690
    • Ephraim SMITH, son of Ephraim SMITH, baptized December 20, 1690
    • Rebecca WOODRUFF, daughter of Samuel WOODRUFF, baptized February 8, 1690/91
    • Benjamin RICHARDS, son of Obadiah RICHARDS, and William JUDD, son of Thomas JUDD, both of Waterbury, were baptized here, April 5, 1691
    • James GRIDLEY, son of Samuel GRIDLEY, baptized May 3, 1691
    • Timothy, John and Mary ROOT, children of Stephen ROOT, baptized May 17, 1691
    • Margaret, Sarah and Elizabeth HIGGISON, children of William HIGGISON, baptized May 17, 1691
    • Abigail HOOKER, daughter of John HOOKER, baptized May 31, 1691
    • Ebenezer RICHARDSON, son of Thomas RICHARDSON, of Waterbury, baptized June 28, 1691
    • Samuel PORTER, son of Samuel PORTER, baptized September 20, 1691
    • Hannah LEWIS, daughter of Samuel LEWIS, baptized October 11, 1691
    • Mehitable SMITH, daughter of Jonathan SMITH, baptized October 11, 1691
    • Samuel THOMPSON, son of Thomas THOMPSON, baptized October 18, 1691
    • Mary BIRD, daughter of Thomas BIRD, baptized December 27, 1691
    • Mary HIGGISON, daughter of William HIGGISON, baptized January 10, 1691
    • Nathaniel PORTER, son of Thomas PORTER, baptized March 28, 1691/92
    • Hannah NORTON, daughter of John NORTON, baptized May 15, 1692
    • Mary HUFF, daughter of Jonathan HUFF, baptized May 15, 1692
    • Samuel COALES, son of Samuel COALES, baptized May 22, 1692
    • Samuel LEWIS, son of Samuel LEWIS, baptized May 29, 1692
    • Elizabeth ROOT, daughter of Joseph ROOT, baptized June 26, 1692
    • Samuel HART, son of John HART, baptized September 18, 1692
    • Elizabeth BARNES, daughter of Joseph BARNES, baptized October 9, 1692
    • Johanna SMITH, daughter of Joseph SMITH, baptized October 16,1692
    • Ruth BARNES, daughter of Thomas BARNES, baptized October 23, 1692
    • John ORTON, son of John ORTON, baptized about December 4, 1692
    • John NEWELL, son of Samuel NEWELL, baptized January 29, 1692/3
    • Thomas HOOKER, son of Samuel HOOKER, baptized February 5, 1692/3
    • Elizabeth LEE, daughter of John LEE, baptized February 5, 1692/3
    • Ruth WOODRUFF, daughter of Samuel WOODRUFF, baptized February 26, 1692/3
    • Ruth SMITH, daughter of Samuel SMITH, baptized February 26, 1692/3
    • Joseph ROOT, son of John ROOT, grandchild to John WOODRUFF, baptized March 19, 1692/3
    • Mary WOODRUFF, daughter of Matthew WOODRUFF, baptized March 19, 1692/3
    • Stephen HART, son of Thomas HART, baptized July 30, 1693



    Records of Farmington in Connecticut
    Copied by the late Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford;
    Communicated by Daniel Goodwin, Esquire.;
    New England Historical & Genealogical Register
    Volume 12, October 1858, p 327 - 330 [continued from p. 150]



      • Sarah COLE, daughter of John COLE, grandson to Deacon HART, baptized August 27, 1693
      • Daniel ANDREWS, son of Benjamin ANDREWS, baptized September 10, 1693
      • Elizabeth BLACKLEATH, daughter of John BLACKLEACH, baptized October 8, 1693
      • Samuel LAMB, son of Samuel LAMB, baptized October 15, 1693
      • Elizabeth GRIDLEY, daughter of Thomas GRIDLEY, baptized October 29, 1693
      • John HOOKER, son of John HOOKER, baptized November 19, 1693
      • Sarah PORTER, daughter of Samuel PORTER, baptized November 19, 1693
      • Sarah ROOT, daughter of Stephen ROOT, baptized December 17, 1693
      • Sarah SMITH, daughter of Jonathan SMITH, baptized December 24, 1693
      • Elizabeth NEWELL, daughter of Thomas NEWELL, baptized December 31, 1693
      • Joseph NORTH and Rebecca NORTH, twins, children of Thomas NORTH, baptized December 31, 1693
      • Mary ROOT, daughter of Joseph ROOT, baptized February 11, 1693/4
      • Hannah WADSWORTH, daughter of Samuel WADSWORTH, baptized February 11, 1693/4
      • Samuel SMITH, son of Samuel SMITH, baptized March 4, 1693/4
      • Samuel LEE, son of John LEE, baptized April 1, 1694
      • Abigail PORTER, daughter of Thomas PORTER, (which Thomas is son of Robert,) baptized July 8, 1694
      • Sarah GRIDLEY, daughter of Samuel GRIDLEY, baptized July 8, 1694
      • John COWLES, son of Samuel COWLES, baptized August 26, 1694
      • Phebe LEWIS, daughter of William LEWIS, baptized October 7, 1694
      • John LEWIS, son of James LEWIS, baptized October 14, 1694
      • Samuel ORTON, son of John ORTON, and Anna ORVIS, daughter of Samuel ORVIS, baptized November 11, 1694
      • Ruth SMITH, daughter of Joseph SMITH, baptized December 9, 1694
      • Dorcas NORTON, daughter of John NORTON, baptized January 20, 1694/5
      • Ebenezer WOODRUFF, son of Samuel WOODRUFF, baptized February 3, 1694/5
      • Mary BARNES, daughter of Joseph BARNES, baptized February 17, 1694/5
      • Rachel SMITH, daughter of Ephraim SMITH, baptized February 17, 1694/5
      • William HOOKER, son of Samuel HOOKER, baptized February 24, 1694/5
      • John HOOKER, son of John HOOKER, baptized March 10, 1694/5
      • Nathaniel HART, son of John HART, baptized April 14, 1695
      • John BIRD, son of Thomas BIRD, baptized April 21, 1695
      • Elizabeth BARNES, daughter of Thomas BARNES, baptized July 21, 1695
      • Anna HART, daughter of Stephen HART, baptized August 18, 1695
      • Sarah WADSWORTH, daughter of Samuel WADSWORTH, baptized October 20, 1695
      • Thomas HART, son of Thomas HART, baptized November 3, 1695
      • Samuel ANDREWS, son of Benjamin ANDREWS, baptized November 24, 1695
      • Abigail SMITH, daughter of Jonathan SMITH, baptized December 29, 1695
      • John BLACKLEACH, son of John BLACKLEACH, baptized January 26, 1695
      • Lydia NORTH, daughter of Thomas NORTH, baptized March 1, 1695/6
      • John COLE, son of John COLE, grandson to Deacon HART, baptized March 15, 1695/6
      • Martha PORTER, daughter of Samuel PORTER, baptized July 5, 1696
      • Samuel ROOT, son of John ROOT, baptized August 16, 1696
      • Thomas STANDLEY, son of Thomas STANDLEY, baptized November 1, 1696
      • Daniel WOODRUFF, son of Samuel WOODRUFF, baptized November 8, 1696
      • Joseph BIRD, son of Thomas BIRD, baptized December 27, 1696
      • Thomas LEWIS, son of James LEWIS, baptized January 3, 1696/7
      • Martha SMITH, daughter of Samuel SMITH, baptized January 24, 1696/7
      • Mary ROOT, daughter of Caleb ROOT, baptized April 4, 1697
      • Mary COALES, daughter of Isaac COALES, baptized May 2, 1697
      • Robert PORTER, son of Thomas PORTER, baptized May 16, 1697
      • Jonathan LEWIS, son of William LEWIS, baptized June 6, 1697
      • Hezekiah LEE, son of John LEE, baptized June 6, 1697
      • Sarah LANGDON, Joseph LANGDON, John LANGDON, and Samuel LANDDON, children of Joseph LANGDON, baptized June 6, 1697
      • Samuel HOOKER died November 5, 1697
      • January 6, 1668. It was voted by the church assembled at Deacon HART's, that with respect to the Sacrament, each brother of the Church should send into the Deacon's a pack of wheat, or the worth of a shilling in current pay, for the defraying of the next Sacrament, as also, for the clearing off that little which according to the Deacon's report, was yet due for the Sacrament already past, as also, that for the future, every brother of the Church should for each Sacrament allow 6d, = except such of the brethren whose wives come not to the Supper, because not members of the Church; and to them it was premitted to put in 3d or six pence, whichever they pleased, for each Sacrament.
      • June 15, 1673. The Church at Farmington assembled at Deacon HART's, to attend the admission of James BIRD. After the examination of his knowledge, and a brief narration given by the said James, of his experience, - the mind of the Church was taken. About 8 brethren voted for his admission, three against it. The major part by much, chose to suspend acting either way; but the major part of the active brethren voting for his admission. Both those brethren which voted against him, as also those who neutralized, did agree that they reported it most regular that he should be accepted. Whereupon, the Pastor told the said James, that the Church id expect of those that joined, and consequently of him, that he should promise to submit to the government of Christ in his house, walk with his brethren; and fear, and keep all the commandments of God, as far as Christ should enable. To which the said James returned, -- that as some time of old [so be in the present case] as the Lord liveth, I will not close with you thus; and so departed the house; and as he was going forth, added -- I desire you to take care of my wife. Upon which the Pastor concluded the meeting with prayer, and the assembly departed. So that the said James seeing so many of the brethren to hesitate and rescind, refused to close and unite with the Church; but to stand a non-member, as he was.
      • October 3, 1675. Capt. LEWIS and Lef't STEELE having twice forsaken the assembly, and turned away from the Church, when celebrating the Lord's Supper, and Mr. WROTHAM once, -- the Pastor commended it to the consideration of the Church, what was duty in the case. The same day it was voted, that in case a member in full communion shall turn away from the Supper, and the Church in the celebration of it, that such a member bee accountable, or shall be held bound, when called on, to give the reason of his so doing. From this vote none dessented by voting the negative (to my observation,) except Capt. LEWIS. At the same meeting, the Pastor declared his judgment concerning such as turn away unnecessarily from the Lord's Supper, - namely that he judge them to sin dangerously, --
          1st. Because they brake the second command, which requireth us to wait on Christ with constancy and perseveance in all the duties of his worship, as be given the opportunity. Now one part of instituted worship is the celebration of the Lord's Supper.
          2d. Because they brake the Convenant with Christ and with the Church; for in our Covenant, we have promised to walk with Christ and one with another, in seeking and keeping all his commands, -- one of which is, "Do this in remembrance of me."
          3d. It is very dangerous, since thereby such are guilty of despising the body and blood of Christ, (1st Cor. chap. 11) As he that eateth and drinketh unworthily becasue he despiseth, is guilty; so he that turneth away unnecessarily is guilty for the same reason.
          4th. Under the law, he that unnecessarily forsook the Passover, was to be cut off from his people. So in new Testament times, he that unnecessarily forsakes the Supper which is come in room of the passover, exposeth himself to great danger.
          To the 2nd part, -- whoever, brethren, forsaketh that part of the worship of God, --turning away from the Supper and the Church in the celebration thereof, were accountable for their so doing, i.e. were bound or obliged in case the reason of their so doing was not obvious and apparent when called to render it.

        Here the Pastor desired that if any were of that mind, that brethren were unaccountable, they would express themselves and give the reason for their apprehension. [He was however moved and should give his reason, but it does not mind me to preoccupy or prejudice the liberty of any. To this purpose spake the Pastor.] No brother seconding, he declared his apprehension concerning the duty of the brethren in the case forenamed, that they were [reasonable,] and obliged to render the reason of their forsaking the Church and house of God, in case that the reasons were not obvious and apparent. The reasons the Pastor gave were two.

          1st. I first take from the 1st of Corinthians, 10th chapter, 32d verse, "Give no offence." Now, if brethren openly forsake the Church of which they are member, and with which they are bound in [aidening] to walk in conscience and the worship of God; -- the reason of their so doing not being apparent, an account, or rendering the reasons of their so doing, is necessary to their inoffensive walk.
          2d. The second reason, taken from 1st Corinthians, 14th chapter, 33d verse, --"God is not the author of confusion;" -- but that was, if withdrawing and rendering no reason, when called on, very unaccountable; -- did, of its own nature, tend to confusion, and to lay prostrate the worship of God among us. If brethen may from time to time do so, then 10, 20, may do so, and thus the worship of God may be laid desolate, with us, and no way of healing left; -- for the reason not being known, and so the ___ or case not being understood, could not be remedied.

      • On October 28, 1675. The Church had further consideration of the matter, and because of an exception put in by Lieut. STEELE against a particular account, it was considered and debated whether a general account would reach the end intended in getting an account, now as the general account may be fraught with enough offence, and render hearing impossible. Whereupon, the Church came to this vote: which was their mind, -- that those that turned away from the Supper and the _____ of the Church, therein, -- and the grounds of their doing so, not being apparent, were obliged to give such an account as should evince or evidence that their withdrawing was necessary, or they under necessity to turn away. To this none dissented; only Capt. LEWIS propounded, whether it were not _____ the Church should forbear bringing to an issue of that case at this time, -- because more of the brethren were not at the meeting or to that purpose.
      • The Church having considered the desires of their brethren, William, Thomas, John and Benjamin JUDD, -- as, also, John STANDLEY, Jun., touching their removal from us to Mattabuck, agreed as followeth:--
          1. In general. That considering the divers difficulty and inconveniences which attend the place toward which they are looking, and how hazardable it may be, (or aught that appeareth), that the huse and ordinances of Christ may not (of a large time at least) be settled among then, -- the Church doth advise the brethren, to be wary of engaging far, until some comfortable hopes appear of being suited for the inward man, in the great things formentioned.
        • 2. Particularly. To our brother William JUDD, -- that it having pleased God to deal so bountifully with him, that not many of the brethren with us have so large accommodations as himself, yet see not his call to remove ont he account of straightness for outward subsistence, -- and therefore counsel him, --if it may be with satisfaction to his spirit, -- to continue his abode with us, -- hoping God will bless him in so doing.
        • 3. To the rest. Though we know not how much they will be betterd as to land, all things considered, by their removal, -- especially John and Benjamin JUDD, and therefore cannot much encourage, --yet if the bent of their spirits be strong for going, and the advice aforegiven, touching the worship of God, be taken, -- we shall not trouble, -- but say, -- the will of the Lord be done.



    Records of Farmington in Connecticut
    Copied by the late Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford;
    Communicated by Daniel Goodwin, Esquire.;
    New England Historical & Genealogical Register
    Volume 13, January 1859, p 57 - 60 [continued from Vol. XII, page 330]



      • At the meeting of the Church, January 16, 1693. It was then determeined and agreed, by way and method they would pay for the future, for the support of the Lord's table, as followeth, viz:-- That every communicant shall actually pay or deliver to the Deacons every Sacrament day, after exercises' 3d. in money; or give in a paper fairly under their hands, whereby they do oblige themselves to pay 3d. in money, or 5 d. in current corne, to be paid once a year, sometime in March; -- and this to abide in force until the Church has otherwise agree.
           At the same meeting, the Church did desire and empower Deacon Isaac MOORE and Deacon Thomas BULL, to collect and gather this money above said for the Churches use.
           At the same meeting the Church made choice of Joseph THOMPSON and Samuel WADSWORTH to be added to the Deacons, to take a view and consider the arrears of money that are due to the Church, and were so in Deacon LANGTON's time, from particular men; and these men, with the Deacons, shall have power to determine by thier good descretion what and how much of this arrears shall be gathered for the Churches use; and what they do determine shall be gathered, the Deacons shall have the power to collect it.
           It was further determined, that the two men above said, viz: John THOMPSON and Samuel WADSWORTH, shall be further employed and empowered to audit the present Deacons accounts with the Church.
      • October 21, 1677. I told the Church to this purpose, --that in order to our peaceable and deifying walk together, we needed to speak something concerning offences, namely, --what was truly to be accounted a public and what a private offence: --particularly, for the shortening of discourse, I would propound a case, namely:
           Suppose a brother or brethren offended by lying, or railing, or violence, and this offence is committed not in a corner, but in the open street, in the audience and observation of divers families; and so from less to more, cometh to be in the mouths of many, --whether such an offence ought to be accounted public or private. To this purpose spake the Pastor.
           After some time spent in debate about the forementioned matter, --the day being spent, and the darkness prevailing, I took the mind of the Church, in the manner following, viz:
           Those that were of the mind, that an offence circumstanced in the manner forementioned, was a public offence, should signify it by their silence.
           Those that were for the negative or otherwise minded, might express themselves by speech.
           A pause being made, I rember none that spake for the negative, but Capt. LEWIS and Stephen HART, Junior.
      • At a Church Meeting, November 6, 1677. Stephen HART, Jun. affirmeth, that John WOODRUFF went into his shop, and took out spooles without his allowance.
           Capt. STANDLEY and John ANDREWS, senior, testify, that Stephen HART, Jun, told John WOODRUFF, that his so doing was no better than theft or stealing. This matter of stealing was diverse times turned by Stephen on John.
           John WOODRUFF sayeth, that Stephen said to him, --This is a base thieveish part.
           This accusation of Stephen, the Church took into consideration, and by vote declared, that they found it not proved.
           At the same time, also, the Church considered the second charge of Stephen on John WOODRUFF, viz: that of lying: This, also, the Church voted not to be made good by Stephen.
           To John WOODRUFF's charge of lying, upon Stephen Hart, --It is to be minded, that from the testimony of Capt. STANDLEY and John ANDREWS, it appeareth, that John did reflect the lie, or lying, on Stephen. And whereas, it may be said, that it is possible John did more than once turn the lie on Stephen, yet the Church take none to be proved but this, attested by Capt. STANDLEY and John ANDREWS; and these tow last testimonies affirm, that they heard not John turne the lie on Stephen, till Stephen had turned lying and stealing on John. --(Capt. STANDLEY expressly saying, that the matter of stealing was the first that he observed.)
           Upon the consideration forementioned, namely, --that the Church take cognizance of John WOODRUFF, as guilty of charging Stephen with lying: --but from the testimony of Capt. STANDLEY and John ANDREWS, and according to the testimony, this was done by John WOODRUFF afore Stephen had charged him with stealing and lying, (neither of which are proved.) the Church by vote declared that they did not find John WOODRUFF materially, as to the matter of his speech, to err or speak false for this.
      • Upon November 12, 1677. The Church met again, and took more consideration. These words of John WOODRUFF against Stephen HART, in which John acknowledged himself to have told Stephen that he would say that behind a man's back which he would not say to his face, --which accusation the Church did not find made good by John.
      • On November 14, the Church met again to endeavor an issue of these offences, both the brethren acknowledging the evil of their language. Stephen owned himself guilty both in the matter and in the manner of his words. John also, took knowldege of the clammourness and unkind manner of his language in discourse with Stephen; and as to the later charge of stealing behind a man's back, &c, took knowledge of his folly in that, --and the church accepted their repentance, --declaring the same by vote.
           At the same meeting, Capt. LEWIS acknowledged himself, in the matter which happened between John JUDD and him, to have spoken to the dishonor of God, and of his profession; and that his language was of an evil tendency, --and consented, that his so doing, should be published to the Congregation.
      • November 16, 1677. Capt. LEWIS came to me, and desired me to forbear giving any public intimation to the Congregation, touching the matter which happened between him and brother John JUDD.
           The reason he presented for his so doing was this, namely, --because he judgeth or pretendeth tht the Church hath not considered the case in the rounds of it, according to what he desired when he presented it and left it to their consideration.
      • November 26. The Church met again, and took into consideration the Captain's reason above mentioned. Much discussion passed upon it, --but nothing brot to a full issue at the meeting.
      • November 29. The Church met again, and voted, they did not see cause to retrace their conclusion concerning the case; --none opposing but old father LEWIS, (as I remember,) only Thomas JUDD, junior declared himself non actable, or neutralizing.
      • January 7, 1678. The brethren took into consideration the motion of Jonathan SMITH, for liberty of joining with them in the Conference, and by vote came to the conclusion following, namely, --that they expected Jonathan should ease the scandal he was under by casting reproach upon the Pastor of the Church, for which he was censured by the Civil authority here, --and this answer to be returned to him.
      • February 18, 1678. The brethren were made acquainted with Jonathan SMITH's confession, or acknowledgement; --and after discourse upon it, came to this vote, --that they judged he came not up to the rule, or did not answer the meaning of Christ in aforesaid acknowledgement and therefore saw not cause to grant him the liberty of the Conference.
      • Question: Whether a Church Member publickly offending, ought not in order to the removal of the stumbling block thereby laid before hose who are without, to have his repentance publicly declared?
           Answer: For answer, consider 1 Corinthians, X. 32, "Give no offence to Jew nor to Gentile, nor to the Church of God."
          1. Hence it is the duty of Church members to give no offence to their fellow members, or to those that are without.
          2. In case of offence given, they ought not to lie or continue in offence, but by due means, endeavor the removal of it. Psalm LXVIII, 21. "But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his trespasses."
          3. This cannot be done but by repentance, and disowning of himself is duly held forth and declared. If therefore he may not abide in offence to those that are without, it is incumbent on the offending brother and on the Church to whom Christ hath given power to redress offences, (when they fall,) to see that their brother's repentance be duly notified.
      • Question: In what way shall it be done?
           Answer: I see no better way than that which is ordinarily practiced among the Churches, namely, --that the Brother's repentance be in a comely manner pubished in the assembly of Church and Town, --except the Church in their agitating of the offence, keep their session openly, with liberty for the neighborhood to be present, &c.
           Objection: But the Brother offending offereth in a Town Meeting to disown himself, and it was in such a meeting that he offended, if at all, --I know not but the publication of his repentance in such a meeting, (as to breadth or openess,) may suffice; yet to carry and fix the matter to such a meeting, hath difficulties attending it.
          1. May such a meeting will not seasonably come to hand, and if the Church cannot inoffensively communicate with the Brother till a meet publication of his repentance be made, (as their premises intimate,) it may be very unhappy to wait long for a Town Meeting.
          2. Perhaps the Brother offending will not go to the Town Meeting. Can the Pastor force him?
          3. Will it be comely for the Pastor to go thither with the Brother's repentance?
          4. Perhaps as the Townsmen may be, they will not admit the Pastor to speak on such an account.
      • Question: May not the Brother's acknowledgement be hindered by particular brethern to those without, as occasionally they converse with him?
           Answer: This seemeth unsafe, and may possibly expose the Church to unanswerable rebuke.
          1. That which is every man's business is no man's.
          2. Suppose it be objected from some without, that the Church entertaineth drunkards and railer, &c. (mentioning some that have falen in those regards.) --If answered, but they have repented, and diswned themselves. What if it shall be replyedof this we never heard, nor have you taken any sure and effectual course that we might so hear. Morover, how ordinary it is in carrying of reports, for some to alter, add or diminish, and so the truth, as it is, not be declared.
           Objection: If the publication be broad, it will make the plaster broader than the sore. The offence was not given before so many, &c.
           Answer:
          1. Still I see no inconvenience, for [although] in likelihood the offence is now much more known than when at first given. Suppose a man drunk but in the presence of 10 or 12, but gradually he cometh all abroad, --may he not, ought he not openly to declare his repentance, though not so openly committed at first.
          2. The genuine scope of this published acknowledgment is not to blazon the Brother's offence, but to remove it; and at the same time that his fall is declared, his getting up is also more known, --so that he is hereby sat right, and no longer set in the place of the offender.


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