Thomas Canfield, Jr. (c.1623 - 1689) MP

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Birthplace: Minsden, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven, CT
Occupation: Sgt of "Train Band", Farmer
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About Thomas Canfield, Jr.

Thomas married to Phebe/Phoebe Crane of Weathersfield, CT, in CT in 1646, after immigrating from England about 1645. In Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Canfield was administrator to the church on March 1, 1656. He had a home lot in 1667. He was a freeman by 1669. He was made sergeant of the "Train Band" in May, 1669. Thomas represented the town of Milford in the General Court in October 1674, and in 1676. He was taxed in 1686 for 1154 pounds; the inventory of his property at his decease, Aug. 22, 1689, was 1482 pounds, 15 shillings, and 7 d.

Thomas and Phebe Canfield arrived in Milford 1646. Inventory of Thomas' estate was made on August 22, 1689.

From "The Ancestry and Descendants of Frederick Tracy Camp & his wife Marion Fee," compiled by John F. Camp, Jr. and N. Grier Parke, II, with the editorial help of Donald Lines Jacobus, p. 32:

"Thomas was confirmed Sergeant of the Milford Trainband, May 1669, and served as Deputy, Oct. 1673, Oct. 1674, Oct. 1676, Oct. 1681, Oct. 1683, Nov. 1683, May and July 1684.

"The will of Thomas Canfield, Sr., dated 13 Feb. 1687/8, mentioned his wife Phebe; three married daughters, Sarah, Phebe, and Elizabeth; daughter Abigail; three unmarried daughters; two sons, Thomas and Jeremiah; and son John Smith. His inventory, taken 22 Aug. 1689, calls him Sergeant."


  • Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, by Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott. 1979.


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Sgt. Thomas Canfield Jr.'s Timeline

June 23, 1623
Minsden, Hertfordshire, England
November 23, 1623
Minsden, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
November 23, 1623
Minsden, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
November 23, 1623
Minsden, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
Age 21
Milford, , CT
May 23, 1647
Age 23
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
October 14, 1654
Age 31
Milford, New Haven, CT
May 8, 1656
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, CT
February 14, 1660
Age 36
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
December 3, 1665
Age 42
Milford, New Haven, CT