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John Burwell

Birthplace: Sutton, Suffolk (Present Hertfordshire), England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Burwell and Unknown Burwell
Husband of Sarah Burwell; Esther Burwell and Alice Peck
Father of Samuel Burwell; Mary Brown; Mary Burwell; Esther Burwell; Zachariah [Zechariah] Burwell and 7 others

Occupation: original planter of Milford, Connecticut
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About John Burwell


JOHN BURWELL (Lot 44) had three sons, Zachariah, Ephraim and Nathan, and the first two later moved to Newark. In 1663, Zachariah married Elizabeth Baldwin and Savage's note on him states that "from the great host of that name, I am unable to select a father for her". But his note on Richard Baldwin (see above) states that Elizabeth was Richard's daughter, baptised 1644. That being the case, the wives of ZACHARIAH BURWELL and of SAMUEL RIGGS, the middle son of EDWARD RIGGS SGT, were sisters. Elizabeth's sister Temperance married NATHAN BURWELL, the brother of Ephraim and Zachariah.

JOHN BURWELL (16__-1649) was from Herts Co., but dying so early (Aug. 17, 1649), Milford records do not contain much information concerning him. He had five sons and a daughter Elizabeth, b. 1647. His wife Alice, d. Dec. 29, 1649. A line of ancestry to English Lords and members of the Royal family is said to be found in this family.

John Burwell came from Hertsfordshire, England first to Roxbury, MA, then to Wethersfield, CT. He settled Milford in 1639. Reference: Families of Early Milford, CT, by Susan Abbott


Birth: Oct. 5, 1602 Tring, England Death: Aug. 17, 1649 Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA

John Burwell came with his wife, my ancestor, ALICE HEATH, to America in 1637 with the Eaton-Davenport-Prudden part and was an original planter of Wepawaug (Milford). He was the owner of "Burwell Farms" which stayed in the family for many years. ALICE HEATH, whom he married on June 24, 1635, was his third wife. After his death, she married my ancestor, JOSEPH PECK.

Known children of John & Alice (Heath) Burwell: Samuel Burwell (died in infancy), Zachariah Burwell, Samuel Burwell, Ephraim Burwell, Nathan Burwell, Elizabeth Burwell.

At right is pictured a stone on the Memorial Bridge over the Wepawaug River in Milford honoring John & Alice Burwell as original settlers.

Family links:

 Alice Heath Burwell - Peck (1612 - 1666)

 Samuel Burwell (1640 - 1715)*
 Ephraim Burwell (1644 - 1729)*
 Nathaniel Burwell (1646 - 1696)*
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Burial: Milford Cemetery Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA Plot: Buried in Rev. Peter Prudden's Garden

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Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Dec 06, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 23270854

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John Burwell's Timeline

October 5, 1602
Sutton, Suffolk (Present Hertfordshire), England, (Present UK)
October 5, 1602
Suffolk, Eng.
October 5, 1602
Suffolk, England
October 5, 1602
Minsden Chapel, Hertfordshire, England
Age 17
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 19
Age 19
England, (Present UK)
September 25, 1623
Age 20
Hitchen, Hertfordshire, England
August 7, 1625
Age 22
Hitchin, Hartfordshire, Eng.
June 24, 1635
Age 32
Minsden, Hitchins, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)