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Nicknames: "Deacon"
Birthplace: Langley Parish, Kent, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
Occupation: Deacon
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About Thomas Judd

Thomas Judd from England 1633/34, with wife Mary, settled at Cambridge, Mass., where he had a home lot granted to him Aug. 1634, with other lands assigned him in 1635, and was admitted freeman that year.

In 1636 he removed to Hartford, and for a home lot had two acres near the "Charter Oak", famous in Connecticut history. In 1644 he was a first proprietor and settler of Farmington. A substantial farmer and influential man, he was several times chosen Deputy to the General Court. A charter member of Farmington church, and its second deacon. After the death of his first wife at Farmington, and his second marriage in 1679, he removed to Northampton, Mass., where he was a selectman in 1682, and where he died 12 Nov. 1688, aged about 80 years. (NEB genealogy) A large monument in the Ancient Burial Ground, Main St Hartford, CT shows his name among the original settlers of Hartford.

He had nine children, viz., six sons and three daughters. No record of their births can be found, but from records at Hartford and Farmington, the order of the births is ascertained, excepting the two oldest, and some knowledge is obtained in regard to the years in which they were born, though not so exact as is desirable. When Thomas Judd died, he had a large number of grand children, each of his sons and daughters having had children.

  1. Elizabeth, born between 1633 to 1636.
  2. William, the oldest, both between 1633 and 1636.
  3. Thomas, born about 1638.
  4. John, born about 1640. Called 36 years age in 1676.
  5. Benjamin, born about 1642.
  6. Mary, born about 1644.
  7. Ruth, born in 1647. Baptized Feb. 7. 1647.
  8. Philip, born in 1649. Baptized Sept. 2, 1649.
  9. Samuel, born about 1651 or 1653.

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The surname Judd is one of the oldest English surnames, and is identical with Jude, an old and now almost obsolete personal name. Judson and Judkins are formed from the same name. Henry Judde, of County Kent, and John Judde, of Oxfordshire, were mentioned in the Hundred Rolls of 1275, and the family has been in Kent down to the present time. Sir Andrew Judd, a dealer in skins and furs, of London, son of John Judd, of Tunbridge, Kent, was mayor of London in 1550, a man of wealth and influence. He endowed a grammar school in Tunbridge. His only child was a daughter Alice. The coat-of-arms of this family is: Gules, a fesse reguled between three boars' heads couped argent. It is likely that all the Judds are descended from this Kent family. The only other coat-of-arms of the Judd family is plainly of the same origin, and indicates relationship. The Judds of Middlesex bear: Gules, a fesse reguled between three boars' heads erased argent. Crest: on a ducal coronet or, a cockatrice, wings displayed proper. The family was also prominent in County Essex, England.

  • "Thomas Judd came from England, in 1633 or 1634, and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts. His home lot of four acres was granted in August, 1634. It was in that part of Cambridge called the 'West-End', on the northeast side of the highway to Watertown. He built a house upon this lot. His name is among those who were to receive their proportion of meadow ground, August 20, 1635; and also in the list of those who had a house or houses in Cambridge in February, 1636. He was admitted freeman of the colony May 25, 1636. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and it is not improbable that he was one of that company of about a hundred men, women, and children, who departed from Cambridge on the last day of May, 1636, and traveled through the wilderness to Connecticut River. His houselot at Hartford is thus described in the records: 'One parcel of land on which his dwelling now standeth, with other out houses, yards and gardens thereon being, containing by estimation two acres, more or less. Abutting on the highway leading from William Gibbens's to the ox-pasture on the east, on James Cole's land on the south, on the highway leading from John Moody's towards Wethers- field on the west, and on Mr. Willys's land on the north.' Thomas Judd's houselot was on the south side of the Willys homelot, which is distinguished by the charter-oak, and both lots extended westward to the highway leading to Wethers- field.

"Thomas Judd was one of the first proprietors and settlers of Farmington. The year in which he removed from Hartford is not known, but it was apparently about 1644. His homelot was the third lot from the north end of the main street, on both sides of the street, and extended westward to Farmington River. He was a substantial farmer and an influential man. Farmington first sent deputies, viz., Stephen Hart and Thomas Judd, to the General Court in May, 1647. Thomas Judd was subsequently a deputy at the May session, 1648; May, 1649; September, 1650; September, 1651; February, 1657; October, 1658; October, 1659; May and October, 1661, 1662 and 1663; May, 1666; October, 1668;'October, 1670; May and October, 1677; May, 1678, and October, 1679.

  • Thomas Judd and His Descendants, by Sylvester Judd of Northampton, Mass. Printed by J. & L. Metcalf, 1856,

"The wife of Thomas Judd died in Farmington, perhaps about 1678; her death is not recorded. Thomas Mason, of Northampton, died in 1678, leaving a widow, Clemence, with a good estate and no children. On the 2d of December, 1679, Thomas Judd married widow Clemence Mason, and he resided with her in Northampton most of the time during the remainder of his life. Her homestead was on the east side of Pleasant Street and the front extended from two or three rods below the great elm down to Hawley Street; and she owned about forty acres of meadow land. Thomas Judd was one of the selectmen of Northampton in 1682. His youngest son, Samuel, came to Northampton and lived w;th his father, and after his decease, took care of his widow Clemence, and she gave to him her estate.

"Thomas Judd was a member of the church under the care of Rev. Thomas Hooker and Rev. Samuel Stone, both at Cambridge and Hartford, and his connection with the Hartford church continued until a church was gathered at Farmington, Oct. 13, 1652. Some of his children were carried from Farmington to Hartford to be baptized. He was one of the seven pillars of the church of Farmington at its organization and his wife united in November, 1652.

"The first pastor was Rev. Roger Newton, 1652, and the second, Rev. Samuel Hooker, 1661. Stephen Hart was the first deacon and Thomas Judd the second. In what year the latter was chosen deacon is uncertain. He is styled deacon in the Connecticut Colony records in 1668 and after, and he bore the same title in Northampton. Deac. Thomas Judd died November 12, 1688. His death is not in the Northampton record, but it was registered by the County Clerk at Springfield. His age must have been about 80, perhaps above 80. His second wife, Clemence, died Nov. 22, 1696. He was probably married before he came from England. Neither the family name nor Christian name of his first wife has been found. He settled his estate by deeds and not by will. Several of his deeds to his children are dated in 1683, '84 and '85.

"Deac. Thomas Judd was one of the 84 proprietors of Farmington, among whom lands of that extensive township, now embracing five or six townships, were to be divided, according to an agreement made Jan. 8, 1673. Many divisions were made after his decease, and administrators on his estate were appointed once or twice after 1708. Large tracts of his lands were distributed to his children and grandchildren at several times between 1708 and 1730. Five of his sons were also among the 84 proprietors. Samuel was not of age in 1673 and not a proprietor. In March, 1662, the General Court granted to Thomas Judd, probably for some public services, 200 acres of land, which were located, and called Judd's Farm, but some years after, the land was found to be within the bounds of Wallingford, and was given up, and an equivalent taken elsewhere.

"Children of Thomas Judd, of the Second Generation.

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Thomas born in Langley Parish, Kent, England. Granted 4 acres in Cambridge, MA, in August, 1634. One of the founders of Hartford. Had six sons and three daughters. Second deacon of the Farmington Church. Married Clemence, childless widow of Thomas Mason, in 1679. She died 11-22-1696. Thomas died in Springfield, MA. Known as Deacon Judd.

Married Elizabeth Ann in England. --------------------

Thomas Judd and His Descendants by Sylvester Judd, pg. 6, 9-11

"Thomas Judd came from England, in 1633 or 1634, and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts. His homelot of four acres, was granted in August, 1634. It was in that part of Cambridge called the "West-End," on the north-east side of the highway way to Watertown. He built a house upon this lot. His name is among those who were to receive their proportion of meadow ground, August 20, 1635; and also in the list of those who had a house or houses in Cambridge in February, 1636. He was admitted freeman of the colony, May 25, 1636. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and it is not improbable that he was one of that company of about a hundred men, women and children, who departed from Cambridge on the last day of May, 1636, and traveled though the wilderness to Connecticut river. His houselot at Hartford is this described in the records:-- "one parcel of land on which his dwelling house now standeth, with other out houses, yards and gardens thereon being, containing by estimation two acres, more or less. Abutting on the highway leading from William Gibbens's to the ox-pasture on the east, on James Cole's land on the south, on the highway leading from John Moody's toward Wethersfield on the west, and on Mr. Willys's land on the north." Thomas Judd's houselot was on the south side of the Willys homelot, which is distinguished by the charter-oak, and both lots extended westward to the highway leading to Wethersfield.

Thomas Judd was one of the first proprietors and settlers of Farmington. The year in which he removed from Hartford is not known, but it was apparently about 1644. His homelot was the third lot from the north end of the main street, on both sides of the street, and extended westward to Farmington river. He was a substantial farmer and an influential man. Farmington first sent deputies, viz., Stephen Hart and Thomas Judd, to the General Court in May, 1647. Thomas Judd was subsequently a deputy at the May session, 1648, May, 1649, September, 1650, September, 1651, February, 1657, October, 1658, October, 1659, May and October, 1661, 1662 and 1663, May, 1666, October, 1778, October, 1670, May and October, 1677, May, 1678 and October, 1679.

The wife of Thomas Judd died in Farmington, perhaps about 1678; her death is not recorded. Thomas Mason, of Northampton, died in 1678, leaving a widow, Clemence, with a good estate and no children. On the 2d of December, 1679, Thomas Judd married widow Clemence Mason, and he resided with her in Northampton most of the time during the remainder of his life. Her homestead was on the east side of Pleasant street and the front extended from two or three rods below the great elm down to Hawley streetl and she owned about forty acres of meadow land. Thomas Judd was one of the selectmen of Northampton in 1682. His youngest son, Samuel, came to Northampton and lived with his father, and after his decease, took care of his widow Clemence, and she gave to him her estate.

Thomas Judd was a member of the church under the care of Rev. Thomas Hooker and Rev. Samuel Stone both at Cambridge and Hartford, and his connection with the Hartford church continued until a churdh was gathered at Farmington, Oct. 13, 1652. Some of his children were carried from Farmington to Hartford to be baptized. He was one of the seven pillars of the church of Farmington at its organization and his wife united in November, 1652. The first pastor was Rev. Roger Newton, 1652, and the second, Rev. Samuel Hooker, 1661. Stephen Hart was the first deason, and Thomas Judd the second. In what year the latter was chosen deacon is uncertain. He is styled deacon in the Connecticut Colony records in 1668 and afterl and he bore the same title in Northampton. Deac. Thomas Judd died November 12, 1688. His death is not in the Northampton record, but it was registered by the County Clerk at Springfield. His age must have been about 80, perhaps above 80. His second wife, Clemence, died Nov. 22, 1696. He was probably married before he came from England. Neither the family name nor the christian name of his first wife has been found. He settled his estate by deeds and not by will. Several of his deeds to his children are dated in 1683, '84 and '85.

Deac. Thomas Judd was one of the 84 proprietors of Farmington, among whom the lands of the extensive township, now embracing five or six townships, were to be divided, according to an agreement made Jan. 8, 1673. Many divisions were made after his decease, and administrators on his estate were appointed one [sic] or twice after 1708. Large tracts of his lands were distributed [to] his children and grand children at several times bewteen 1708 [and] 1730. Five of his sons were also among the 84 proprietors. Samuel was not of age in 1673 and not a proprietor. In March, 1662, the General Court granted to Thomas Judd, probably for some public services, 200 acres of land, which were located, and called Judd's Farm, but some years after, the land was found to be within the bounds of Wallingford, and was given up, and an equivalent taken elsewhere."

Memorial of the Judds by Silas Judd

"From the one source, where Thomas stands at head,

Sprang multitudes, and o'er vast regions spread,

Nine generations in succession came,

To fill the earth, and bear their father's name,

Our author tells us, and his tables show,

Our vast increase, and how we come and go." -------------------- Came from England in 1633 or 1634. Settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts on road to Watertown on lot granted in August 1634. Admitted a freeman May 25, 1636. Moved to Hartford, CT in 1636. Had 2 acre lot near future site of Charter Oak. In 1644 moved to Farmington, CT. One of first proprietors and settlers. Substantial farmer and deputy to general court several times. Charter member and 2nd Deacon Farmington Church. Upon death of first wife, married Clemence Mason, widow of Thomas Mason of Northampton. Moved there for balance of life. Was Selectman in 1682 and Deacon of Northampton Church.

Large monument exists in Ancient Burial Ground on Main St. in Hartford, CT that lists Thomas Judd as one of city's original families. -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28130545

Thomas Judd Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: 1608, England Death: Nov. 12, 1688 Northampton Hampshire County Massachusetts, USA


Family links:

Spouses:
 Elizabeth Judd (1612 - ____)*
 Clemence Mason Judd (____ - 1696)*

Children:
 William Judd (1636 - 1690)*
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Inscription: Dea. Thomas Judd Died Nov. 12 1688 aged about 80. He was the ancestor of the New England Judds, and came from England in 1633 or 1634 and settled at Cambridge. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and to Farmington about 1644. He was a deacon of the church at Farmington and a representative to the General Court. After the death of his wife he came to Northampton in 1679 and married a second wife, and lived here until his death in 1688. He left nine children – William, Elizabeth, Thomas, John, Benjamin, Mary, Ruth, Philip and Samuel. Sylvester Judd one of his descendants caused this stone to be erected in 1858.

Corbin Collection Vol 1 Records of Hampshire County Massachusetts NEHGS Line 138241


Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery Northampton Hampshire County Massachusetts, USA


Created by: P.K. Magruder Record added: Jul 08, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28130545

http://www.our-genealogy.com/Latter-Day-Saint-Families/Hinckley-Family/ancestry-judd/thomas_judd1.htm

Gordon Bittnor HINCKLEY's Ancestry JUDD Family

Created 22 April 2010

Thomas JUDD Sr and 1st Elizabeth FREEMAN and 2nd Clemence MASON

Thomas was christened 9 February 1608 in Langley Parish, Kent, England and married first 16 February 1632 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, Elizabeth FREEMAN, the daughter of Stephen FREEMAN and Hannah ASTWOOD/ATWOOD. She was born about 1612 in , Kent, England and died 1678 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

He married second 2 December 1679 in Farmington, Hartford Connecticut, widow Clemence MASON. She was born about 1608 in Northampton, Hampshire, England and died in Connecticut. Thomas died 12 November 1688 in Connecticut.

BIOGRAPHY: Bonnie Royer Madden, 5380 Laurel, Beaumont, TX 77707- Deacon Thomas Judd , born about 1608, immigrant ancestor, came from England in 1633/34 and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he had a home lot granted to him in August, 1634. It was in that part of town known as the West End, on the road to Watertown. Other land granted 1635 and admitted to freeman, May 25, 1635. He moved to Hartford, CT., May 31 1636, and had two acres for a home lot near the Charter Oak. He was one of the first proprietors and settlers of Farmington, CT., 1644. His home was on Main Street. He was a substantial farmer and an influential man. He served as Deputy to the General Court several times. He was a charter member of the Farmington Church and its second deacon. Affter 1652, he moved with his family to Northampton Mass. He died Nov 12 1688, at approx. 80 yrs of age. His first wife died abt 1678, Farmington CT. He md 2nd, "widow" Clemence Mason, the widow of Thomas Mason. She died Nov. 22, 1696.

RESOURCES: Various

MARRIAGE: It is believed that this Thomas Judd may have been married a 3rd time, as his first wife is said to have died before or during the trip to what is now America. (Clemence Mason, who would have been too old to bear children when they were married.)

RESIDENCE(S): He immigrated about 1633 to Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA

Mary, Edgar and Truman Morsman and their ancestors in the United States of America by Edward Martin Morsman; Omaha, Neb.: unknown, 1932 page 51

Thomas JUDD was born in England in 1608 and died at Northampton Massachusetts Nov 12, 1688. He lived in Cambridge MA 1634, at Hartford CT 1636, and was proprietor of Farmington CT in 1644. Freeman 1636. In 1682, he moved to Northampton. He was Deputy to the General Court, also Representative and Deacon. His first wife was --, who died 1678.

Benjamin Judd, son of Thomas, was born 1642 and died in 1689. He was a Freeman 1669. He married Mary LEWIS, who was born May 6, 1645 and died in 1691. Their daughter Sarah Judd, married Thomas Buck

. Children of Thomas JUDD Sr and Elizabeth FREEMAN:

   1. WILLIAM           b:    Abt 1633; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md: 30 Mar 1657; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
                                        Mary STEELE/STEEL
                        d:    Oct 1690; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
   2. ELIZABETH         b: 26 Dec 1635; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md: 27 Dec 1653; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
                                        Samuel LOOMIS
                        d:  7 May 1696; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
+  3. THOMAS            b:    Abt 1638; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md: 30 Mar 1658; , Hartford, Connecticut.
                                        Sarah STEELE
                        d: 11 Feb 1703; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
   4. JOHN              b:    Mar 1640; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md:    Abt 1669; , New Haven, Connecticut.
                                        Mary HAWKINS
                        d:    Abt 1715; Farmington, Hartford, Connnecticut.
   5. BENJAMIN          b:    Mar 1642; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md:            ; , Hartford, Connecticut.
                                        Mary LEWIS
   6. MARY              b:    Feb 1646; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md: 13 Nov 1651; , , Connecticut.
                                        Thomas LOOMIS
                        d:  8 Aug 1684; Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
   7. RUTH              b:  7 Feb 1647; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md:        1678; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
                                        John STEELE
                        d: 11 May 1689; , Hartford, Connecticut.
   8. PHILLIP           b:  2 Sep 1649; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md:            ; , Hartford, Connecticut.
                                        Hannah LOOMIS
                        d:    Oct 1689; Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.
   9. SAMUEL            b:    Dec 1651; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
                       md:            ; , Hartford, Connecticut.
                                        Mary STRONG

-------------------- (f/g) Thomas Judd Birth: 1608, England Death: Nov. 12, 1688 Northampton Hampshire County Massachusetts, USA


Family links:

Spouses:
 Elizabeth Judd (1612 - ____)*
 Clemence Mason Judd (____ - 1696) 
Children:
 William Judd (1636 - 1690)
 Benjamin Judd (1642 - 1699)

Inscription: Dea. Thomas Judd Died Nov. 12 1688 aged about 80. He was the ancestor of the New England Judds, and came from England in 1633 or 1634 and settled at Cambridge. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and to Farmington about 1644. He was a deacon of the church at Farmington and a representative to the General Court. After the death of his wife he came to Northampton in 1679 and married a second wife, and lived here until his death in 1688. He left nine children – William, Elizabeth, Thomas, John, Benjamin, Mary, Ruth, Philip and Samuel. Sylvester Judd one of his descendants caused this stone to be erected in 1858.

Corbin Collection Vol 1 Records of Hampshire County Massachusetts NEHGS Line 138241


Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery Northampton Hampshire County Massachusetts, USA Created by: P.K. Magruder Record added: Jul 08, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28130545 -tcd

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Deacon Thomas Judd's Timeline

1607
February 9, 1607
Langley Parish, Kent, England
1630
1630
Age 22
Probably England
1633
1633
Age 25
Cambridge, Mass.
1633
Age 25
1634
1634
Age 26
Cambridge, MA, USA
1635
December 27, 1635
Age 28
Probably Massachusetts Bay Colony
1636
May 25, 1636
Age 29
Freeman
1636
Age 28
Hartford, Connecticut
1638
January 18, 1638
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1640
March, 1640
Age 33
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)