Francis Norton (1606 - 1667) MP

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Birthplace: Southwark, Surrey (now Greater London), England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Cause of death: drowning
Managed by: Jenna, Volunteer Curator
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Immediate Family

About Francis Norton

Captain Francis Norton, Jr. Immigrant


He was born circa 1606 in Southwark, England. He was the son of Captain Francis Norton Senior and Mary (?). Francis married Mary Houghton, daughter of Nicholas Houghton and Elinor Newnam, in March 1627/28.

Francis and Mary immigrated on 26 June 1637 to the American Colonies, with Reverend Peter Prudden's group from Yorkshire, England. Rev. Prudden preached in Hertfordshire, England until 1637. That was when he was driven out by persecution. He and his group arrived in Boston and traveled to New Haven, Connecticut. Francis and Mary moved to New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. In 1639, Francis was living in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. He was a sea captain. Sometime before 1658, Francis and family moved to Branford Connecticut. They later ended up in New Haven, Connecticut.

         

Francis died on 3 February 1666/67 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. The cause of death was drowning. He was about 61 years old. He left a will on 28 January 1666. He has also been reported as dying on 27 July 1667 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Child of Captain Francis Norton Junior and Mary Houghton:

  1. Mary Norton b. 1627, d. 24 Jan 1682/83

Source

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ID: I186

Name: Francis Norton 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Sex: M

Birth: 1606 9 10 11

Death: 3 FEB 1667 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT 12 13 14

Note: The Nortons have generally had black hair with dark complexions. They were of vigorous constitution, full of energy, great workers. FRANCIS NORTON, of Piscataqua, 1631, was an agent for Capt. John Mason there until 1641, when he removed to Charleston. He was a man of education and old-time culture; was admitted freeman, 1642; captain of militia; representative eleven years. An early writer said: "A man of a bold and cheerful spirit, being well disciplined and an able man." . Francis Norton was a sea captain, lived at Wethersfield in 1639, and went to New Haven, Branford and Milford, being drowned at Milford, February 3, 1667. In his will, dated January 28, 1666, and proved March 21, 1667, he gives his wife œ100, son Joseph Northrop two acres of land, son Jeremiah œ5, cousin John Norton, of Farmington, œ15, and appoints his cousin Jno. Norton, of Farmington, and Joseph Nash, of Hartford, his executors "a" 26 . Francis Norton was one of the five stewards of a large company sent out by Captain Jno. Mason to the province of New Hampshire, about 1630. He took the freeman's oath in 1642, and moved from Piscataqua about 1634 to Charlestown, Mass., where he died, July 27, 1667. His widow, Mary, married Deacon Wm. Stetson, August 20, 1670. Four daughters are mentioned in the settlement of his estate, but nothing said of his son Francis, ("a" 44,) who died a few months previous to his father, (February 3, 1667.) FRANCIS NORTON was an inhabitant of Charlestown, Mass., in 1637. He acted as Mrs. Mason's attorney and agent after 1638. He became a member of the church at Charlestown, 10 April 1642. His sympathies were with the government of Massachusetts, and he is charged with having connived with its encroachments for his own private ends. Mason's storehouse at Newichawannock was burned in 1645, and it may have been then that Norton drove away the hundred cattle to Boston and sold them for about twenty-five pounds apiece.

Change Date: 28 JUN 2005

Marriage 1 Mary Houghton b: ABT 1610 in England

Married: ABT 1625 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 5

Children

Mary Norton b: 1627 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT
Francis Norton Jr b: abt 1625/1635

Sources:

Type: Book

Author: Ansel Judd Northrup

Periodical: The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy: A Record of the Known Descendants of Joseph Northrup, Who Came from England in 1637, and Was One of the Original Settlers of Milford, Conn. In 1639. With Lists of Northrups and Northrops in the Revolution.

Date: 1908

Publication: Grafton Press (NY)

Repository: C. Hackett

Text: Paperback, 473pp. Pub. Date: January 1989. Publisher: Higginson

Text: Book Company

Text:

Text: p 2

Type: CD ROM

Repository: CD Volumes

Detail: ped 6397

Title: World Family Tree (Family Tree Maker)

Publication: Broderbund

Type: CD ROM

Repository: CD Volumes

Detail: ped 4417

Title: World Family Tree (Family Tree Maker)

Publication: Broderbund

Author: Ronald Guyford Northrup

Type: Family Tree

File: timberdoodle

Title: Jamieson History

Detail: Updated: Aug 17, 2002

URL: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=timberdoodle&id=I0605

Date: 10-03-2002

Text: Entries: 1215

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URL: http://www.familysearch.org

Date: 10-03-2002

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Text: Entries: 1491

Text: Updated: Aug 25, 2001

Type: Family Tree

Detail: Pedigree Resource File

File: 1374246-0707101232038

URL: http://www.familysearch.org

Date: 12-20-2002

File: TROUNCE

URL: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1619835&id=I10368

Date: 5-21-2004

Text: from CD collections

Type: Family Tree

Detail: Pedigree Resource File

File: 810622-0316101155434

URL: http://www.familysearch.org

Date: 1-30-2004

Text: from CD collections

Type: Family Tree

File: timberdoodle

Title: Jamieson History

Detail: Updated: Aug 17, 2002

URL: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=timberdoodle&id=I0605

Date: 10-03-2002

Text: Entries: 1215

Text: 1590

Type: Family Tree

Detail: Pedigree Resource File

File: 677268-0110100215600

URL: http://www.familysearch.org

Date: 10-03-2002

Text: from CD collections

Text: 1606; Charlestown, Mass

Type: Family Tree

Title: 35716

URL: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a35716&id=I1

Date: 5-11-2004

Text: Entries: 1491

Text: Updated: Aug 25, 2001

Text: 1606; England

Type: Family Tree

File: timberdoodle

Title: Jamieson History

Detail: Updated: Aug 17, 2002

URL: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=timberdoodle&id=I0605

Date: 10-03-2002

Text: Entries: 1215

Text: 27 Jul 1667

Type: Family Tree

Detail: Pedigree Resource File

File: 677268-0110100215600

URL: http://www.familysearch.org

Date: 10-03-2002

Text: from CD collections

Text: 3 Feb 1666/67; Milford, CT

Type: Family Tree

Title: 35716

URL: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a35716&id=I1

Date: 5-11-2004

Text: Entries: 1491

Text: Updated: Aug 25, 2001

Text: 3 FEB 1667; New Haven, New Haven Co., CT

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Date of birth has also been erroneously reported to be 1590.

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Captain Francis Norton, Immigrant's Timeline

1606
1606
Southwark, Surrey (now Greater London), England
1625
1625
Age 19
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
1627
1627
Age 21
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1667
February 3, 1667
Age 61
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut