Dea. John Fletcher, of Wethersfield & Milford

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John Fletcher

Birthplace: Streedon, Ruthland, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Fletcher and Rose Fletcher
Husband of Mary Clark
Father of Mary Stevens; Rebecca Adams; Sarah Stanley (Fletcher); Hannah Chittendon; Elizabeth Botsford and 3 others

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About Dea. John Fletcher, of Wethersfield & Milford

John Fletcher removed to Milford about 1639 and was Deacon there; and one of the first and a leading citizen of that place. He was admitted to the Milford Church, Oct. 14, 1641 and his wfie, Mary, Dec. 19 of that year. He was originally from Watertown, Mass., and is supposed to have come to Wethersfield about 1635, where he had a homestead recorded to him, March 16, 1640. [Ernest Flagg, Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England, Clearfield Company, Hartford, CT, 1926]


From Savage:

John Fletcher, Wethersfield, m. bef. 1641, Mary, d. of wid. Joyce Ward, whose h. prob. came not to NE and by the old lady's will, 15 Nov. 1640, pro. 4 Mar. foll. naming s. Edward, left in Eng. Anthony, William, Robert and John here, I presume this was her only d. She writes, that Mr. Wollerslove of Clipsham, Co. Rutland, was her atty. to receive money, and make F. her s-in-law, excor. [See Trumbull, Coll. Rec. I. 431.] He rem. to Milford, and had after liv. there two yrs. join. the ch. 1641, in wh. yr. his d. Sarah was bapt.; Hannah, 1543; Eliz., 1645; Samuel, 1649, d. young; Abigail, 1652; so that Mary and Rebecca, we may be sure, were earlier of the six ds. by this w. He was deac. and d. 18 Apr. 1662. His wid. m. John Clark of Milford, wh. d. 1674, and when she made her will at Farmington 1679, in it are ment. these ds. Mary Stevens; Rebecca, w. of the sec. Andrew Warner; Hannah, w. of John Chittenden of Guilford; Sarah, w. of John Stanley; Abigail F. unm. and Eliz. wh. was w. of Elnathan Botsford, wh. was d. leave d. Eliz. [James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. 2]


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Dea. John Fletcher, of Wethersfield & Milford's Timeline

Streedon, Ruthland, England
Age 2
Staplehurst, Kent, England
May 10, 1633
Age 27
Stretton, Rutland , England
Age 28
Age 32
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
October 31, 1641
Age 35
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
July 9, 1643
Age 37
Guilford,New Haven,CT
October 1645
Age 39
July 29, 1649
Age 43
Milford, New Haven , Connecticut
June 13, 1652
Age 46
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut