James Ensign (1606 - 1670) MP

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Birthplace: Rye, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About James Ensign

James ENSIGN - bap. Jun. 1, 1606, Rye, Sussex, England; d. Dec. 11, 1670, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Son of Thomas ENSIGN and Constance PILCHER. At Cambridge MA 1634; freeman Mar. 4, 1635; to Hartford 1639; constable 1649 and 1662; chimney viewer 1655; townsman 1656. His name appears on Hartford's Founders Monument. Founding member of 1st Congregational Church, Hartford, and member of 2nd Congregational Church 1670. Will dated Nov. 23, 1670, with inventory taken Dec. 23, 1670 at £729.2.9.

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James was a Puritan, who probably came from the County Kent in England, to the eastern part of Massachusetts with The Rev. Thomas Hooker Colony and settled at Mount Wollaston around 1632 and later moved to Newtown which was later renamed Cambridge. There is still an Ensign Crest preserved in a church window at St. Mary's in Chilham, County Kent. It is called the "Arms of Ensign".

James was made a freeman of Massachusetts Bay Colony on March 4, 1634. James and his wife Sarah did migrate with the Hooker Company to Hartford, Connecticut in the year 1635 or 1636He was prominent in the church and community affairs, serving as constable, chimney viewer, and apparently surveyor. There is a monument there recording the first settlers of Hartford and his name is recorded on the monument.

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James Ensign's Timeline

1606
June 1, 1606
Rye, Sussex, England
June 1, 1606
Rye, Sussex, England
1606
Rye, Sussex, England
1629
1629
Age 23
Probably England
1634
1634
Age 28
1639
1639
Age 33
Hartford, Conneticutt
1644
November 26, 1644
Age 38
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
1645
1645
Age 39
Constable
1646
1646
Age 40
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1648
1648
Age 42
Constable