A catalogue of the names of the first Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut;
with the time of their arrival in the colony and their standing in society,
together with their place of residence, as far as can be discovered by the records.
&c collected from the state and town records by R.R. Hinman,
Hartford. Printed by E. Gleason, 1846,
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
THE FIRST PURITAN SETTLERS OF WINDSOR.
THE first settlers of Windsor were, Mr. John Warham, who laid the foundation of the church there, in 1635; Henry Wolcott, William Phelps, John Whitefield, Humphrey Pinny, Deacon John More, or Moore, Deacon Gaylord, Leut. John Ffiler, Matthew Grant, Thomas Dibble, Samuel Phelps, Nathan Gillett, Jonathan Gillett, Richard Vere, or Vose, Abraham Randall, Brigget Egglestone, George Phelps, Thomas Ford and Jobe Drake. Others arrived at different times until 1639, when the Rev. Ephraim Huit came from England, and was settled as a colleague with Mr. Warham, at Windsor, in 1639. A part of his church came with him, viz: Edward Griswold, John Bissell, Thomas Holcomb, Daniel Clark, and Peter Tilton. On his way to Windsor he was joined in Massachusetts by others, who accompanied him, viz: Joseph Newbury, Timothy Loomis, John Loomis, John Porter, William Hill, James Marshall, John Taylor, Eltwed Pomeroy, William Hosford, Aaron Cook, Elias Parkham, Richard Aldage, Henry Stiles, John Stiles, William Hayden, George Phillips, Thomas Stoughton, Owen Tudor, Return Strong, Captain Mason, Matthew Allen, John Hillyer, Thomas Barber, Nicholas Palmer, Tho. Buckland, Isaac Selden, Robert Watson, Stephen Terre, Bray Rossiter, Thomas Dewey, William Hurlbut, Roger Williams, Thomas Bascomb, Nicholas Denslow, Thomas Thornton and Simeon Hoyt. Several of the last class had been to Connecticut before they came with Mr. Huit in 1639 but they may all be considered as the first Puritan settlers of Windsor. Mr. Huit was spared to his people but a few years—he died in 1644. Mr. Warham was continued longer with his church. He lived to see much of the forest removed—roads made passable—a house for worship built—himself and family and friends comfortably situated in this new country—the two Colonies united, and the title of their lands confirmed, with his family rich in new land, and died in 1670, after a ministry there of about 35 years.
FIRST SETTLERS OF THE COLONY.
ADAMS, ANDREW of Hartford, school teacher for the town of Hartford, £16 per annum, 1643.
Adams, Jeremy of H., 1639, to purchase corn with Capt. Mason of the Indians, in 1638—a juror and deputy.
Adams, John Hartford, died in 1670—children, Rebecca, Abigail, Sarah, Jeremy, John, Jonathan, and one ensient.
Abbott, Robert of Windsor, juror in 1640-41.
Abbott, Henry of Wi., a servant man in 1640, fined £5 for selling a pistol and powder to an Indian.
Addies, William of New London, 1660.
Allen, Nathaniel of H., 1639.
Allen, John of H., 1645, secretary of the colony, and held many other places of honor and trust.
Allen, Thomas of H., 1636, one of the first settlers.
Allyn, Samuel of Wi., juryman, 1644, died in 1648.
Allyn, Matthew of Wi., he was a man of high standing in the colony-held many town offices—was juror, deputy, magistrate, assistant, and a member of the congress of U.C. in 1660 and 1664. He died in Windsor in 1670. His children were, John, Thomas and Mary. Mary married Benjamin Newberry. He gave all his lands in Hartford to his son John as a marriage portion. He also had a grand son, Matthew Allyn—a grand daughter, Mary Newberry, and another grand daughter, Mary Maudsley. He was the ancestor of the Hon. Job Allyn, of Windsor, and Timothy M. Allyn, Esq., of Hartford.
Alcocks, Thomas of H., 1639.
Alcott, Abijah 1658.
Abell, George 1647.
Andrews, William of H., 1639, original proprietor.
Andrews, Francis of H., in the land division.
Andrews, William of H., 1645, 1639.
Aiken, Joseph 1648, viewer of chimneys and ladders.
Alexander, George 1644.
Alford, Benedict married Jane Newton, of Wi., 1640.
Alford, Alexander married Mary Vere, or Vose, 1646.
Arnold, John of H., 1639, in the division of lands. He died in '64, left children, Josiah, Joseph, and Daniel—had a grand daughter, Mary Buck.
Ashley, Nicholas lived at 30 Miles Island, and owned the little Island at the lower end of the cove, and a six acre lot towards Saybrook, supposed to be near Middletown.
Almer, Benedict 1643.
Anadacom, Roger 1643.
Abbott, George 1648.
Askwood 1641, a committee with Fowler and Cappe to settle the bounds between Poquonnuck and Uncoway.
Avery, James of N.L., 1660.
Bradford Governor of Plymouth Colony. He united with Gov. Winslow in conferring with Gov. Winthrop, in 1633, about building a trading-house on Connecticut River, at Windsor, to deal with the Indians, and for commerce, and to prevent the Dutch taking possession of the River and land. Gov. Winthrop declined. Mr. Bradford was Governor in 1635, and wrote to the men who left Dorchester, a reprimand for settling at Windsor, Conn., as it was an injury to the Plymouth Colony, after they had purchased land, built a house there, and taken possession.
Brewster, Jonathan 1648.
Boltwood, Robert do.
Burnham, Thomas do.
Basly, John was in the land division in '39—died in 71, his children were, Mary Burr, Lydia and Elizabeth—Elizabeth married Mr. Peck.
Beale, Thomas 1639, landholder.
Bloomfield, William 1640.
Bridgeman, James do.
Biddolph, John do.
Baldwin, Timothy of Milford—died in '64, and left children, Mary, who married Benjamin Smith—Sarah married Mr. Buckingham—Hannah and Timothy.
Bacon, Andrew was juror Sept. and Dec. 1641, and frequently afterwards. He was in Hartford at the division of lands in '39—was assistant of the General Court of the colony in 1637-8--was several times elected deputy to the General Court, and was a highly useful citizen. He was a committee with Mr. Steel and Boosy to provide in Hartford, for the comely meeting of the Commissioners of the United Colonies. He was frequently honored with offices of the town, and was selectman in 1640.
Burr, Jehu one of a committee to collect money to aid students in Cambridge College in 1644, with Robert Band of S. Hampton—collector of rates at Agawam in 1637, and juror often.
Beaumont, William of Saybrook, 1659.
Bushnell, William of do. do.
Backus, William 1663.
Brockway, Woolston do.
Borden, John 1664.
Burlant, Thomas 1647.
Blackman was a committee with Mr. Ludlow and Gov. Hopkins to settle the line at Uncoway.
Birchwood, Thomas original proprietor, 1639.
Blumfield, William proprietor in do.
Buckland, Thomas a juror in 1644.
Belden, Richard 1643.
Boarman, William 1645, of Wethersfield.
Barrett, Samuel do.
Barrows, Robert do.
Bramfield, William do.
Beedle, Robert whipt and branded in 1644.
Barlow, Thomas juror in '45, settled in Fairfield county, and was the ancestor of Joel Barlow the Poet.
Bradfield, Lesly 1643.
Beckwith, Matthew fined 10 shillings for using ardents, 1639.
Baihes, Thomas 1642.
Bissell, James deputy, 1648.
Beardsley, William deputy, 1649—went to Fairfield county.
Baradell, John married Ann Denison, sister of Geo. Denison.
Beebie, John 1662.
Blatchford, Peter 1639—he moved to Haddam, where he died in 1671. His children were, Peter, 4 years old, Joanna 5, and Mary 1.
Bassett, Peter 1644.
Baker, Lanslet shipwright, 1649.
Beckwith, Stephen do.
Bartlett, William do.
Bushmore, Thomas do.
Barley, Thomas do.
Billings, Richard 1640.
Barnes, Mary of Pequett.
Butler, William 1639. He was brother of Richard—had a sister who married a Mr. West, in England—died in 1647 or 8, and left three score pounds to the church in Hartford. He had no family. He was one of the proprietors in the division of lands in 1639.
Buck, Emanuel selectman of Wethersfield.
Buck, Enoch of Wethersfield, 1648.
Bishop, John do.
Bennett, Joseph do.
Barding, Nathaniel 1645.
Bush, James a deputy to the General Court, 1640, also in '46.
Burr, John a deputy in do. do.
Branger, Abigail 1648.
Barber, Thomas came to Windsor in 1639, with Rev. Mr. Huit, married in 1640.
Buckland, Thomas came to Windsor in 1639, with Mr. Huit.
Bascomb, Thomas came with the 2d colony to Windsor, in 1639—juror in '44.
Benjamin, Samuel died in 1669, and left children, Mary, Abigail, and Samuel.
Banks, John 1640, juror in '45.
Bancraft, Samuel of Windsor, 1647.
Bradfield, Lesly 1640.
Brundish, John of Wethersfield, 1639—died in '40—left a widow, one son, and four daughters.
Beebe, John 1662.
Burnham, Samuel 1648, of Windsor.
Browning, Henry 1639.
Brunson, Mary wife of Nicholas Disborough, punished for improper conduct with I. Olmsted, J. Rudd and John Pierce, in 1639.
Brundish, Rachel of Wethersfield, 1639.
Buckley, Enoch of Wethersfield, 1648.
Bruen, Obadiah town recorder of New London, 1653, 1662, assist. ant, and one of the principal men of N.L. He moved to New Jersey.
Bocker, William 1640.
Birdge, Richard Windsor, 1640, married Elizabeth Gaylord, '41.
Buell, William 1640, after some years went to Litchfield county.
Bancraft, John Windsor, 1645.
Buell, Samuel Windsor, 1660.
Brown, Peter married Mary Gillett, of Windsor.
Branker John 1640, '43.
Brooks, John, Windsor, juror in 1643.
Bull, Thomas Leut., 1637—one of the five brave men in the Pequott battle, to whom the General Court gave 500 acres of land for their valor. He found the gun of John Wood after he was murdered, marked on it I.W.—he found it when he was in pursuit of the Pequotts. He was juror, townsman, and held other offices of trust. He was the ancestor of the different famihes by that name in Hartford.
Beers, Thomas 1645—constable of Hartford, 1647.
Bunce, Thomas Hartford, 1645—a committee to view chimneys and ladders—resided in H. in 1639.
Barnard, Francis 1646—viewer of chimneys and ladders.
Bassett, Thomas 1643.
Bassaker, Peter do.
Bissell, John juror in 1640-43—came to Windsor in 1639—deputy and ferryman, in '40.
Blingfield, Peter fined 5 shillings for not training, in 1644.
Blacklee, Thomas 1641.
Barnard, John 1634, selectman in '44, also in '46 deputy and juror in '42-3.
Barnard, Bartholomew Hartford, 1645.
Bigelow, Jonathan do. do.
Brunson, John do. 1639.
Betts, Widow do. do.
Bunce, John do. do.
Barnes, John do. do.
Burr, Benjamin do. do.
Bearding, Nathaniel do. do.
Blisse, Thomas, sen'r. do. do.
Blisse, Thomas, jr. do. do.
Butterfield of Saybrook, was taken by the Indians and tortured to death by them, in October, 1636; and the meadow where he was taken was afterwards called Butterfield's meadow, and is so named until this day.
Bennett, John 1639, whipt for bad conduct with Mary Holt.
Boosy, James 1639, clerk of the, train band in '45, juror, deputy, assistant in '39, '41 and '42.
Barber, Thomas 1637, apprentice to Geo. Stiles, made freeman, '45.
Betts, John 1648.
Biddall, John 1639—landholder.
Barnes, Thomas 1639.
Butler, Richard townsman of Hartford, 1644, juror in '43.
Baily, John, 1648, viewer of chimneys and ladders.
Blynman, Rev. Richard came from Gloucester, and settled in New London, in 1643. He was the first minister of the town--several settlers had been there before and had left, but in 1648-9 there were about 40 famihes, which consisted of some of the best and most active men in the colony, viz: Gov. Winthrop, Thomas Minot, or Miner, Samuel Lathrop, James Avery and Robert Allyn. Mr. Winthrop, Thomas Minot and Samuel Lathrop, in '49, were formed into a court for Tawawag, for the trial of small causes. New London and what is now Groton, was called Pequott; soon after the name was changed to New London. Mr. Blynman was ordained there, and remained as their pastor about 10 years; he then went to New Haven, and from thence he returned to England.
Brooks, Thomas who had moved to Haddam--died in 1668. His children were, Sarah, Thomas, Mary and Alice.
Bird, Thomas Hartford, 1647.
Bartlett, Robert Hartford, 1649, viewer of chimneys and ladders—freeman in '45.
Bascum, William Wethersfield, 1636.
Birchard juryman in 1639.
Banbury, Justus died in 1672. Children, Elizabeth Plumb, Mrs. Butler, Hannah Cutler and Deborah Green.
Blackman, Adam was ordained at Stratford about 1648, the town was settled about 1639. The principal men who first settled Stratford were, Mr. Fairchild, who was the first civil officer of the plantation, Samuel Hawly, William and John Curtiss went from Roxbury, Massachusetts; Joseph Judson and Timothy Wilcoxon were the leaders of the church and town of Stratford. After the town got started, John Birdseye removed there from Milford; Samuel Wells, of Wethersfield, also removed to Stratford, with his three sons, John, Thomas and Samuel. Mr. Blackman was eminently pious, and many of his church in England followed him and settled with him at Stratford.
Birdseye, John resided in Stratford in 1645.
Boarman, Samuel Wethersfield, died in 1673. He left a wife Mary, and children, Samuel, Joseph, John, Sarah, Daniel, Jonathan, Matthew and Martha.
Bulkley, Gershom Wethersfield, 1674.
Briant, Richard 1674—went to Milford.
Berding, Nathaniel Hartford—wife Abigail—son in law Thomas Spencer, Elizabeth wife of Samuel Andrews—children of Thomas Spencer, Sarah, Hannah, Mary, Martha, and Jerred Spencer—John and Thomas, sons of his wife Abigail.
Butler, Thomas Hartford, 1645.
Buckingham, Thomas, H. do.
Cullick, John was one of the original proprietors of the town of Hartford, in 1639. John Ince, who died at sea, was a land holder in Hartford; his land the town settled upon Mr. Cullick. He was in the division of the town lots in 1639—was selectman and deputy in '44, secretary of the colony from '48 to '57, and assistant in '48. He married Elizabeth, the daughter of George Fenwick, Esq., of Saybrook. He was frequently a member of both houses of the Gen. Court—was a commissioner to the Colony Congress in 1652-3-5. After he removed to Boston, his wife being the heir to the estate of Geo. Fenwick, then deceased, the settlement of the estate with this colony, for the purchase of the lands on the Connecticut River, and the Fort, &c., devolved upon Mr. Cullick and Leverett, of Boston. Mr. Cullick died in Boston, in 1663, and left a large landed estate, and two children, John and Elizabeth. John Leverett possessed his lands in Hartford, after his decease. Upon the final adjustment of the different claims between the estate of Mr. Fenwick and the colony, a balance was found of about £500 in favor of the colony, which was soon after appropriated by the General Court, for the expenses and charges of Gov. Winthrop, in his voyage to England, to procure the Charter or Patent for the Colony of Connecticut.
Clark, John Hartford, 1642, surveyor of roads, land holder, deputy, in 1649, juror, in '42, in land division '39.
Caloug, Nathaniel, or Kellogg Hartford, 1639.
Chester, Mrs. Dorothy owned land in do. do.
Crowe, John Hartford, 1639, in division of lands.
Coles, James do. do. do.
Clark, Nicholas do. do. do.
Church, Richard 1639, viewer of chimneys in '47—was an original settler, but moved to Hadley, Mass. He was the ancestor of Judge Church and most others of the name in the State.
Clark, William Hartford, 1642, land holder, hired servant in '39.
Calder, Thomas Hartford, 1645.
Catlin, Thomas Hartford, 1646, viewer of chimneys and ladders, in '47, and constable in '62.
Carter, John Hartford, 1645, in the division of lands in '39.
Chapin, Clement deputy in 1639 and '42, in land division in '39.
Crabb, Richard 1639—was often deputy and assistant to the General Court, juror, &c., one of the principal men.
Coe, Robert Wethersfield, 1636, with Andrew Ward, purchased in 1640, for a company, of New Haven, Rippowams.
Coop, Thomas 1637—an apprentice to Geo. Stiles, carpenter.
Chappel, George apprentice to George Stiles in 1637.
Chalkwell, Edward died in 1648.
Cornwell, Thomas 1639—fined 30 shillings for immoderate drinking—came to Boston with Thomas Hooker, Sept. 4, 1633, an eloquent divine.
Crosby, William a white servant in 1641.
Clark, Henry Windsor, 1642, often a deputy, assistant and juror—was a gentleman of high standing in the colony.
Cattell, John deputy in 1642.
Chester, Leonard a grand juror in 1642, juror in '43-4-5, captain in 1640.
Coleman, Thomas 1639, juror in '41 and '45.
Craddock, Nathaniel 1639.
Chapman, John 1639.
Crowe, Philip deputy to the General Court in 1642.
Cheesebrough, Samuel New London, 1653.
Cook, Aaron settled in Windsor in 1639, under Mr. Warham, juror in 1643.
Churchil, Joseph juror in 1643.
Cook, Nathaniel Windsor, 1645.
Clark, Daniel came to Windsor in 1639, with Mr. Huit in the 2d colony.
Collins, Mary Windsor, 1640.
Carter, Joshua do. do.
Cooper, Thomas do. do.
Court, Joseph Windsor, 1648.
Cook, Sarah 1647.
Chaplin in 1643, was fined £15 for signing a paper which defamed Mr. Smith, the minister of Wethersfield. An address was drawn up and read in each town in the colony, which exculpated Mr. Smith—and it was ordered if any one repeated or divulged any charges against him, after it was publicly read, he should be fined 40 shillings.
Carrington, John 1644.
Coltman, John 1645.
Cole, Susan do.
Cross, William 1645—a mariner, of Fairfield, '49.
Chaplin, Clement was one of the noble band, who declared war in 1637, against the Pequotts—deputy in 1637, also in '42 and '43—assisted in settling Oldham's estate—treasurer in the colony in '37—elder of the church in Wethersfield. He was the first treasurer of the colony—died in 1643.
Carter, Joseph was a juror in 1643.
Comstock, Samuel 1648.
Chappell, George 1640.
Cook, Richard do.
Cables, John do.
Chapman, Edward Windsor, died in 1675. His children were, Henry, 12 years old, Mary 10, Elizabeth 8, Simon 6, Hannah 5, Margaret 3, and Sarah 1.
Castle, John died in 1641, and left some estate.
Curry, William 1643.
Cappe of Milford, 1641.
Chapman, R., Clark, G. and Capt. Mason, of Saybrook, were appointed to press men for a war expedition, in 1653.
Caulkins, G. and Capt. Denison, appointed in 1653 to press men at New London.
Chester, John 1642—juror.
Coleman, Ephraim 1614 juror.
Comstock, William 1644.
Cynker, John do.
Cornwell, William 1639.
Clark, Joseph of Saybrook, made his will in Milford, in 1658, and died soon after.
Coake, Richard 1648.
Chichester owned a vessel in 1649.
Collins, Thomas 1644.
Capell, John 1649.
Curturs, or Curtis, John 1645.
Cornell, William 1640.
Cadwell, Thomas constable in 1662.
Crowe, John, jr. died in 1667, wealthy.
Corbin, or Corby, William died 1674. His children were, William, 18 years old, John 16, Mary 12, Samuel 9, and Hannah 6.
Coles, J. died in 1664.
Champion, Henry 1664.
Coggen, John 1640.
Colefax, William 1645.
Curtiss, John one of the early settlers of Stratford, in the colony of Connecticut, 1640.
Curtiss, William 1640, one of the early settlers of Stratford.
Crump, Thomas 1643.
Coldicot, Richard 1646.
Carpenter, John do.
Chancut, Thomas 1647.
Day, Robert Hartford. He was viewer of chimneys and ladders in 1643. He died in 1648, and left a comfortable estate for his widow and several children. He had been a good citizen in the colony. He was the first ancestor, who came to Connecticut, of President and Secretary Day, and of the Day family in this State.
Dewey, Thomas came to Windsor in 1639, with Mr. Huit—died in '48. He left a good estate to his six children—Thomas, 8 years old, Josiah 7, Israel 3, Jedediah an infant, Mary Clark 12, and Anna, 5 years old. He was juror in 1642 and '44—was frequently a juror and deputy to the General Court.
Desborough, Nicholas Hartford, 1639. He was an original and early settler—chimney and ladder viewer. He died in 1683, and left four children, Mrs. Obadiah Spencer, Mrs. Samuel Eggleston, Mrs. John Kelsey, and Mrs. Robert Flood.
Davey, Fuller Hartford, 1639.
Davis, Philip Hartford, 1645.
Dibble, Abraham died at Haddam.
Deane, Thomas 1643.
Denslow, Elizabeth Windsor—died in 1669. One of her daughters married Nicholas Buckland, and had children, Nicholas, Hannah, and Temperance; another daughter married Edward Adams; another daughter Joanna, married Mr. Cook, and had children, Elizabeth, Samuel and Noah.
Daves, Stephen 1646.
Davis, John 1647.
Diggins, Jeremiah Windsor, 1648.
Davie, Even left Hartford, but was an early settler.
Dickinson, Nathaniel grand juror in 1642-43-44, also deputy.
Denison, George captain, New London, 1660.
Denison, John son of George, married Ann Lay, daughter of Robert Lay, of Six Mile Island, in 1665-6.
Denison, Elizabeth New London, 1660.
Drake, Job one of the Puritans who came to Windsor in 1635-6.
Drake, Job, jr. married Mary Wolcott, of Windsor, in 1646.
Drake, John married Hannah Moore, in 1648—juror in '43.
Drake, Jacob married Mary Bissell, all of Windsor, 1649.
Dibble, Thomas came to Windsor in 1635, in the first colony.
Dewey, Thomas, jr. married Frances Clark, of Windsor, in 1638.
Demmon, or Deming, John Wethersfield, 1636. He was at an early period one of the principal men in the town and colony. He was frequently upon the jury and grand jury, selectman, and deputy to the General Court, and assistant.
Dyke, Leonard 1645.
Deming, Thomas 1649.
Day, Stephen do.
Doxy, Thomas do.
Dement, Thomas a deputy in 1648.
Denison, William 1647—moved to Pequott.
Denslow, Nicholas came to Windsor with Mr. Huit, in 1639. He died in 1667, and one of his daughters married Timothy Buckland.
Endicott, John arrived in New England in 1629, with 300 settlers, and located at Salem, which was the first town settled in Massachusetts. Capt. Endicott, (with 90 men) was sent from Boston, in 1636, to avenge the murderers of Oldham, Norton and Stone, who had been killed by the Indians. The Narragansetts had restored the two boys taken from Mr. Oldham, and made such satisfaction as had been accepted by the English—but no compensation had been made by the Block Island & Pequott Indians. Mr. Endicott was therefore ordered to go to Block Island and put all the men to the sword—to spare the women and children, and take possession of the Island; after which to go and demand of the Pequotts the murderers of Captain Stone, Norton and others who had been murdered on Connecticut River—to demand of them several of their children as hostages, and 1000 fathoms of wampum for damages, for the delivery of the murderers, and if refused, to take them by force of his arms. The Indians at Block Island at first resisted their landing, but at a show of their arms the Indians took to the woods, thickets and swamps, and could not be found; but the troops burnt their wigwams, destroyed their corn, broke their canoes, and then sailed for Pequott. When arrived, they informed the Pequotts the object of their visit—many gathered upon the shore, and as soon as they had withdrawn, they shot arrows at them. Endicott burnt their wigwams, killed a few of them, and returned to Boston in September, all well. The names of Endicott and Indicott are the same, as Capt. Endicott was the ancestor of Mr. William Indicott, of this city, upon the male line of his ancestry—and the change has grown out of some strange fancy—as it has in the name of Hurlbut, which is the original name, yet it is spelt by some of the name, Hollabird, Hollaburt and Holleburd.
Ely, Nathaniel Hartford, 1635—a constable in 1639—townsman in '44, also in '49—juror in '43—was in the division of land in '39. He was one of the settlers of Norwalk, but afterwards removed to Springfield, Mass. He was a loss to the colony.
Elmer, Edward Hartford, 1639—land holder.
Eldridge, Nathaniel Hartford, 1642. Children, David, Joseph, Mary wife of William Smith—grand children, Mary, Sarah and John Rockwell.
Ensign, James, Hartford 1639—constable in '45, also in '48—one of the original settlers. Died in 1670.
Easton, Joseph Hartford, an original proprietor in 1639.
Edwards, William Hartford, 1647.
Edwards, Richard do. 1645.
Edwards, Joseph do. 1650.
Edwards, Edward 1645.
Edwards, John juror and deputy in 1643, juror in '40—died in '64, at Wethersfield. His children were, Thomas, John, Easter, Ruth, Hannah, Joseph and Lydia.
Edmand, John censured by the court in 1639.
Eggleston, Brigget one of the first Puritans who settled Windsor with Mr. Warham in 1635—land holder—died in '74. Children, Benjamin, Joseph, James, Samuel, Thomas, Mary, Sarah and Abigail.
Eggleston, Thomas son of Brigget Eggleston, Windsor, 1645.
Eggleston, James 1645, son of Brigget.
Eason, John juror in 1644.
Enno, or Enos, James Windsor, 1640.
Elmore, Samuel 1645.
Edwards, John Hartford—died in 1675. He left no children—was a brother of Joseph Edwards.
Edson, John 1644 juror.
Ewe, John in 1643 the jury found he had been the cause of the death of Thomas Scott by misadventure, and he was fined £5 to the country, and £10 to the widow Scott.
Evans, John 1645.
Elson, John on the jury, in 1645-6.
Elson, Abraham Wethersfield—died in 1648.
Ellison, Laurence 1643.
Elsworth, John 1646.
Eggleston, Hester married by major John Pynchion, son of William Pynchion, of Springfield, in 1684.
Eaves, John 1643.
Ellyt, or Eliot, William 1646.
Fenwick, George, Esq. was a gentleman of character in England, and was one of the proprietors of the River Patent with Sir Richard Saltonstall and others, who sent John Winthrop from England as agent of the company of Lords Say and Seal, Brook and others, to build a fort at the mouth of Connecticut River in 1635. The company appointed Mr. Winthrop not only an agent for the above named purpose, but appointed him Governor for one year after his arrival, of the River Connecticut, and of the harbors and places adjoining. Mr. Fenwick within a short time after came to the Fort (Saybrook,) but for several years did not acknowledge the territory over which he had control as strictly under the government of the Connecticut colony. Though the fort at the mouth of the river was a great protection to the river towns, against the Dutch and Indians, yet Mr. Fenwick gave great trouble to the Connecticut colony, by offering to sell not only the Fort, but all the lands of the company upon the river, to the Dutch. In 1644 an agreement was made by the Connecticut colony with Mr. Fenwick for the purchase of the fort, guns, &c.; also that all the lands upon the Connecticut River should be under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut colony. The mode of payment having failed in some measure on the part of the colony—a second contract, or an alteration of the first took place in Feb. 1646, when it was agreed that the colony should pay to Mr. Fenwick, or his assigns, for the term of ten years, £180 per annum—one third in good wheat, at 4 shillings—one third in peas, at 3 shillings and 2 pence—one third in rye or barley, at 3 shillings per bushel, with some other considerations. In 1644 he was made an assistant. In 1642 the General Court requested Mr. Fenwick to unite with the Connecticut colony, in answering letters which had been received by the colony from some Lords in England. In 1639, Mr. Fenwick was nominated for a magistrate in the colony, and was to have been appointed the next April, provided he should then be a freeman of the colony of Connecticut.
He was afterwards a magistrate, and was an assistant in the General Court, in 1644 5-6–7 and 8. He was twice a member of the Colony Congress, in 1643 and 1644—was also appointed on several important committees by the General Court at different times. The first few years of his residence at the Fort (Saybrook) he was not a favorite of the colony, but after he disposed of his lands and the fort to the colony, he was shewn all the honors and favors due him from Connecticut. No taxes had been paid by the inhabitants at the fort, or in Saybrook, to the colony, until after the fort and lands were sold by Mr. Fenwick to Connecticut, in 1644, as the town had been entirely independent of the colony. Many of the inhabitants of Windsor and Hartford moved to Saybrook in 1646-7. After this Mr. Fenwick was much noticed in the colony. In 1643, the object so much desired by the colonists of Connecticut and New Haven, viz. the Union of all-the New England Colonies in a General Congress was effected, and met at Boston for the first time; Gov. Haynes and Mr. Hopkins appeared there for Connecticut, and Mr. Fenwick from Saybrook, represented his own jurisdiction. Amongst the many salutary provisions contained in the Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies, it was provided, that each colony should send to their conventions two Commissioners only, who should in all cases be members of the church. At the time of the death of Mr. Fenwick, the purchase of the fort and the lands upon the River, had not been closed between the contracting parties—and was afterwards closed by his son in law Mr. Cullick, whose wife was the principal legatee of the personal property of her father. Fenwick, Mrs. Mary, was slandered by Bartlett, in 1646; for which he was ordered to stand in the Pillory during Lecture, whipt, fined £5 with six months imprisonment. This was not the day to speak evil of dignitaries. Friend, John, Hartford, 1639, an early settler—ancestor of F. Humphrey, of Albany, on the female side. Field, Zachery, Hartford, 1639 —viewer of chimneys in '49—in the land division in '39.
Fellows, Richard 1648, Hartford—made a freeman in '45, collector for Cambridge students in '44, and often a juror.
Fitch, Samuel Hartford, 1645.
Foster, Nathaniel Wethersfield, 1637—furnished by order of court, 20 pounds of butter, and 50 pounds of cheese, for the war against the Pequotts.
Finch, Daniel constable of Wethersfield in April, 1636—aided in settling John Oldham's estate in '36.
Ford, Thomas settled in Windsor, with Mr. Warham, in '36, elect. de deputy in '37-8-9 and '40, to the General Court, grand juror in '43, juror in '44.
Ffiler, Walter Leut., one of the first settlers of Windsor,—came from Cambridge with Mr. Warham, in 1635, deputy in '47, juror in '40, '42 and '44.
Fitch, Joseph 1655.
Fowler, Ambrose 1646, married Jane Alford, both of Windsor.
Filly, Eddy Windsor, 1640.
Filly, William 1640.
Finch, John Wethersfield, was killed by the Indians in 1637.
Fryes, Michael 1640.
Foot, Nathaniel deputy in 1641 from Wethersfield, juror in '43-44, and died in '44. He left a widow and five children, viz: Nathaniel 24 years old, Robert 17, Francis 15, Sarah 12, and Rebecca 10.
Fish, Ruth 1645.
Fitch, Rev. James Saybrook, 1646.
Fitch, William 1647.
Franklin, William 1649.
Flye, Robert do.
Fetchwater, John 1653.
Fuller, Ellzabeth 1646.
Fisher, Thomas 1639—forfeited his lands in Hartford.
Flood, Robert married Abigail Disbrough, of Hartford, 1646.
Ffayrchild, Thomas a deputy in 1646—one of the first and principal settlers of Stratford.
Frink, Charles 1641.
Fynch, Abraham 1640.
Fenner, Thomas deceased in 1647.
Fford, Nathaniel a grand juror in 1643.
Ffishe, Windsor 1642.
Fish, William 1646.
Ferris, Jeffery juror in 1639.
Ferris, Peter Fairfield, 1662—was made a freeman with Richard Hardy, John Green, Joseph Mead, Richard Webb and Joseph Weed.
Fowler, Ambrose 1641, one of the committee to settle the bounds of Uncoway and Poquonnuck.
Gallup, John in passing by water from Connecticut to Boston, discovered John Oldham's vessel filled with Indians, and several Indians in a canoe carrying goods from the vessel—he hailed them, but received no answer. He at once suspected they had murdered Mr. Oldham; he bore down upon them, and though he had but three with him, two of them boys, yet being a bold and daring man, he fired duck shot so fast and thick, that the deck was soon cleared. Some of the Indians jumped overboard, others crowded below, and some hid under the hatches; but Capt. Gallup run down with a brisk gale upon her quarter, and gave the vessel so severe a shock, that those who leaped overboard were drowned. He repeated running against the vessel twice or thrice, and upon the third shock, other Indians leaped into the water and were drowned. He then boarded the vessel, and bound two of them, and threw one overboard;—two or three were in a small room in the cabin, armed–with swords—these he could not drive out—(he probably fastened them in)—and he found on board the corpse of Mr. Oldham, with his head split and his body badly bruised and mangled; he cast the body into the sea, and took Mr. Oldham's vessel in tow, after stripping off her rigging, and put what few valuables the Indians had left, on board of his vessel; he set sail, but night coming on and a high wind, she was set adrift, with the Indians on board; she of course soon went to pieces- This was unquestionably the first man by the name of Gallup that came into the colony, and he proved himself a brave ancestor to those now in the country.—Capt. Gallup was educated in a military school in Holland, and rumor has said he was in Holland with Major Mason, and that they were intimate friends after they arrived in this country.—Colony Rec. and Dr. Trumbull.
Gaylord, Lay married Elizabeth Hull, of Windsor, 1646.
Gaylord, Samuel 1640.
Gibbs, Giles Windsor, 1640—his children were, Gregory, Samuel, Benjamin, Sarah and Jacob.
Gibbs, Francis 1640
Gunn, Thomas Windsor, 1643—juror in '41, and often afterwards.
Gardner, David came to the Fort at Saybrook, in 1635, and was the principal architect and builder of the fort, and buildings erected under the care of Mr. Winthrop. Being an engineer, he not only assisted in building, but planned the fort, and was afterwards made a Leutenant there. He was induced to come to New England for the Company, by the Rev. Mr. Davenport, who afterwards settled at New Haven.
Gould of Fairfield, 1658—one of the principal men—in '60 he with Hill and Knowles were appointed to settle the affair of Norwalk and the Indians.
Goodrich, John fined 40 shillings for signing a paper defaming the Rev. Mr. Smith.
Green, Bartholomew left Hartford, and forfeited his land—which fell to John Crowe.
Gray, Walter 1644.
Griswold, Matthew first of Windsor, afterwards at Saybrook—deputy in 1649. He with the Deputy Governor were ordered to loan to N. London, two great guns and shot from the fort. He was in court in '47, and deputy and assistant frequently. In 1662, he with Thomas Tracy and James Morgan, were appointed to aid and establish the bounds of New London, assisted by the most able man in N. London, by order of court. The same year Mr. Griswold had a severe lawsuit with Reinold Marvin, concerning a large number of horses. The arbitrators awarded that one half the horses should be equally divided between them, and the other half should go to the colony, and Marvin should look them up, and appointed a committee to sell the horses and execute the award. (The arbitrators must at least have resided at Dutch Point, if they were not Dutch justices.) Mr. Griswold was the ancestor of Gov. Griswold, and many of the leading men of Connecticut, viz. Griswolds, Parsons and Wolcotts.
Green, John a freeman in Fairfield, in 1662.
Gilbert, Jonathan Hartford, 1635—came in the first colony. In '46 he took the place of Thomas Stanton as interpreter. In '53 he had liberty of Hartford to build a ware-house at the little meadow landing. He held several offices in the colony—was the first collector of customs at Hartford, in '59—was marshal of the colony—appointed in '62 to keep a tavern at his house at Cold Spring, to reheve travellers. In the same year the colony granted him a farm of 300 acres.
Gifford, John one of the committee who declared war against the Pequotts in 1637—died in '68.
Goodwin, William deacon, was one of the first settlers in Hartford. He was one of the purchasers of the town for a company, of the Indians; he also purchased large tracts of land up the river; he aided in some measure in purchasing Farmington. Being an elder in Mr. Hooker's church, he was as active in matters of the church, as he was in the affairs of the town and colony. In '44, as no gallery had been built in the church, he was appointed to build it, and stairs to enter it. In '39 he with Mr. Stone, deacon Chaplin and George Hubbard, were appointed by the General Court, "to gather those passages of God's providence, which had been remarkable, since the first undertakings of the Plantations, and report them to the General Court." In the early part of the settlement, he was one of the most active as well as useful settlers in the colony. During the great dissension in the church at Hartford, which lasted for a considerable period of time, and caused much anxiety not only to the church in Hartford, but to all the churches in New England; for some cause about this time deacon Goodwin moved his family to Hadley, but afterwards returned into the colony, and died at Farmington in '73. He left a large estate to a daughter, his only child; she afterwards married John Crowe, of Hartford. The Crowe family has now become extinct in the colony.
Goodman, Richard Hartford, 1639, was townsman in 1641 and in '46—surveyor of common lands and fences in '47—fence viewer in '49—member of the civil court in '37—juror in '43 and '45, and held other offices. He was a valuable citizen.
Gibbins, William Hartford, 1639—land holder, selectman in '42, constable in '46, also in '39, juror in '43, often deputy and juror—an active and useful man.
Goodwin, Hosea Hartford, 1639.
Garwood, Daniel do. do.
Griffin, John married Ann Bancraft, of Windsor, in 1647. In '63 he satisfied the General Court that he invented the art of making pitch and tar. The Court gave him 200 acres of land, where he could find it not taken up, between Massacoe and Waranock, including 40 acres of meadow, as a present for his invention.
Gardiner, Samuel fined 10 shillings for insulting the watch, in 1644.
Graves, Philip deputy in 1646 and '48—removed to Stratford, and was one of the court there in '54.
Gridley, Thomas Windsor, 1639—was surveyor of highways in '48, strong suspicions of drunkenness, refused to watch, struck Stiles, and ordered to be whipped in '39, at Hartford, for the offence.
Gibbs, Joseph committee to the General Court, in 1637—one of the first colony to Windsor in '35, with Mr. Warham's church.
Gibbs, John appointed to treat with Indians for corn.
Goff came to Boston, September 4, 1633.
Gildersleve, Richard of Hartford or Wethersfield, 1636—deputy at New Haven from Stamford in '43.
Gilbert, Joseph 1645.
Grant, Matthew settled in Windsor in 1635, in the first colony—held several offices.
Grant, Seth a land holder in 1639.
Griswold, Edward settled with Mr. Huit in Windsor, in 1639.
Goodman, Richard Hartford, married Mary Terre, of Windsor, in 1649.
Goodwin, Nathaniel Hartford, 1645, cobbler.
Graves, George Hartford, 1649—townsman, deputy in '46, was in the land division in '39, and died in '73. Children, John, Josiah—Deming son in law, Mary Dow, and Priscilla. Marcum.
Grimes, Henry Hartford, 1645.
Gaylord, William deacon—was one of the first colony to Windsor —was committee to the General Court in 1639, in April, August, and in September and January, '42, and frequently afterwards;—died in '73. He left sons Walter and Samuel—Mrs. Birge, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoskins—grand sons John Birge, and Hezekiah Gaylord.
Gregory, E., Windsor 1641.
Gridley, Thomas Windsor, 1639—land holder.
Gutteridge, John 1646.
Gennings, Joshua do.
Gree, Henry 1647.
Gymnys, John do.
Gates, William 1646.
Garrit, Daniel 1640—jailor or prison-keeper at Hartford, in '51, and was the first that kept the new jail.
Graham, Henry surveyor of ways in Hartford, in 1662.
Goodrich, William lived in Wethersfield in 1664—he came early.
Geffers, Gabriel, died in 1664.
Goodfellow, Thomas 1639.
Ginnings, John do.
Greenhill, Samuel died early.
Grouts, G. appointed with G. Thornton to press men in Stratford, in 1653.
Griswold, Samuel died in 1672.
Gunn, Jasper 1648. He was a physician, for which he was exempted from training in '57.
Gibbs, Gregory 1649.
Goodheart, Isbrand 1650.
Goffe, Philip Wethersfield, died in 1674—children, Jacob 25 years old, Rebecca 23, Philip 21, Moses 18, and Aaron 16.
Gardiner, B. 1648.