About Henry Kingsnorth
HENRY KINGSNORTH one of the signers of the Connecticut Compact, died in 1668. He married Mary Stevens, daughter of John Stevens. She married June 2, 1669, John Collins (16__-1704), and died before 1700, for in that year he married again. It is stated in the John Stone Family Genealogy that the first ship, the St. John, commanded by Captain Russell, sailed from England on May 20, 1639, and arrived at New Haven between July 10th and 15th, 1639. The list of persons (in alphabetical order) who are believed to have come in this ship and to have settled, with few exceptions, in Guilford is as follows:
John Bishop, Francis Bushnell, Francis Chatfield, William Chitteden, Thomas Cook, Abraham Cruttenden, Henry Dowd, William Dudley, Richard Gutridge, John Hoadley, William Hall, John Hughes, John Jordan, Thomas Jones, Henry Kingsnorth, Robert Kitchell, William Leete, John Mepham, William Plane, John Parmelin, Thomas Nash, Thomas Norton, John Stone, William Stone, Rev. Henry Whitfield.
Henry Kingsnorth was the original builder/owner of the Comfort Starr Houjse in Guilford, CT.