Thomas Fitch, Jr. (1612 - 1704) MP

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Birthplace: Bocking, Essex, England
Death: Died in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut
Occupation: Captain, Deputy to the General Court
Managed by: Robert Renê Lockwood
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About Thomas Fitch, Jr.

Thomas Fitch was born on 24 October 1612 in Bocking, Co Essex, England. He resided at New England in 1638 in Norwich, New London Co, CT. Thomas served in the military in Parliamentary Wars, England and was married to Anna Stacy (Stacie) on 1 November 1632 in Bocking, Co Essex, England. Jacobus gives the following in "Families of Old Fairfield", Vol. 1, pp. 204-205:

    "Fitch, Thomas.  Clerk, Norwalk Train Band, Feb. 1657; Ens., May 1665; Capt., Fairfield County Troop, Aug. 1673, and Feb. 1676 (K. Philip's War); Commissioner for Norwalk, 1669-87, 1689-94, and for Danbury,1686-87, 1689-90; Deputy (Norwalk), May 1673."  The term "Deputy" quite possibly meant   a deputy (representative) to the General Court (Assembly) in Hartford which had jurisdiction over the town.
    Eldest son of Thomas and Anna (Reeve) Fitch of Bocking, co. Essex, Eng., b. abt. 1612, d. at Norwalk in 1704; m. at Bocking, 1 Nov. 1632, Anna Stacey.  He was instrumental in bringing other members of the family to New England..." Thomas Fitch's grandson, Thomas Fitch,, was Governor of Connecticut from 1754 to 1765.  On 6 Octover 1696, Thomas signed a will in Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut and died on 6 October 1704 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.
       Anna Stacy (Stacie) was born in 1611 at Bocking, Co Essex, England. She died on 20 January 1685/86 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut. She was buried after 20 January 1685 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut

Sincerest gratitude is expressed to Mr. Geoff Sherwood for sharing the following information on Thomas Fitch:

   "The archives in Norwalk, CT, show him as Recorder of Laws in 1659; Deputy to the General Court in 1673, 1676, 1680, 1686, 1691-2, and 1694; Member of the CT troops in defense against the Indians; Selectman in 1659; and King's Commissioner from 1669 to 1694. An excerpt from an old record states that at a town meeting 28 DEC 1686, "The town did vote Mr. Thomas FITCH for to be seated in the meeting house in the upper great seat, as he is the King's Commissioner."  Hall's History of Norwalk gives fuller records and interesting notes on the primitive life of the settlers. On 18 DEC 1653, Thomas FITCH and others "have undertaken to have a good and sufficient pound of pinne fold erected and sett up according to the agreement." And on 24 April 1654, Thomas FITCH was appointed one of a Commission of three citizens to "vewe and appoyent the saied drains to be made through every man's lott in the meadows."
    In 1655, Thomas FITCH purchased the original home lot assigned to Edward CHURCH. It contained four acres and was bounded East by the Town Highway, West by Daniel KELLOG's homelot, North by Nathaniel RICHARDS' homelot, and South by Matthew MARVIN, Sr's homelot. A plotting of the homelots of Norwalk shown in Fitch's Vol. 1 (p. 106) places the Fitch lot as No. 12, near the first meeting house and parade ground, and across the street from Christopher COMSTOCK. Thomas FITCH's name was the first of the signatures on the patent granted to the settlers of Norwalk, CT, under the pen of Robert TREAT, Governor, 8 JUL 1686." 

Will of Thomas Fitch [link]

http://members.aol.com/jancestry/JAncestry/newpage11.htm

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Emigration: 1637 To America

   "Thomas Fitch was born on 24 October 1612 in Bocking, Co Essex, England. He resided at New England in 1638 in Norwich, New London Co, CT. Thomas served in the military in Parliamentary Wars, England and was married to Anna Stacy (Stacie) on 1 November 1632 in Bocking, Co Essex, England. Jacobus gives the following in "Families of Old Fairfield", Vol. 1, pp. 204-205:
   "Fitch, Thomas. Clerk, Norwalk Train Band, Feb. 1657; Ens., May 1665; Capt., Fairfield County Troop, Aug. 1673, and Feb. 1676 (K. Philip's War); Commissioner for Norwalk, 1669-87, 1689-94, and for Danbury,1686-87, 1689-90; Deputy (Norwalk), May 1673." The term "Deputy" quite possibly meant a deputy (representative) to the General Court (Assembly) in Hartford which had jurisdiction over the town.
   Eldest son of Thomas and Anna (Reeve) Fitch of Bocking, co. Essex, Eng., b. abt. 1612, d. at Norwalk in 1704; m. at Bocking, 1 Nov. 1632, Anna Stacey. He was instrumental in bringing other members of the family to New England..." Thomas Fitch's grandson, Thomas Fitch,, was Governor of Connecticut from 1754 to 1765. On 6 Octover 1696, Thomas signed a will in Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut and died on 6 October 1704 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.
   Anna Stacy (Stacie) was born in 1611 at Bocking, Co Essex, England. She died on 20 January 1685/86 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut. She was buried after 20 January 1685 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
   Sincerest gratitude is expressed to Mr. Geoff Sherwood for sharing the following information on Thomas Fitch:
   "The archives in Norwalk, CT, show him as Recorder of Laws in 1659; Deputy to the General Court in 1673, 1676, 1680, 1686, 1691-2, and 1694; Member of the CT troops in defense against the Indians; Selectman in 1659; and King's Commissioner from 1669 to 1694. An excerpt from an old record states that at a town meeting 28 DEC 1686, "The town did vote Mr. Thomas FITCH for to be seated in the meeting house in the upper great seat, as he is the King's Commissioner." Hall's History of Norwalk gives fuller records and interesting notes on the primitive life of the settlers. On 18 DEC 1653, Thomas FITCH and others "have undertaken to have a good and sufficient pound of pinne fold erected and sett up according to the agreement." And on 24 April 1654, Thomas FITCH was appointed one of a Commission of three citizens to "vewe and appoyent the saied drains to be made through every man's lott in the meadows."
   In 1655, Thomas FITCH purchased the original home lot assigned to Edward CHURCH. It contained four acres and was bounded East by the Town Highway, West by Daniel KELLOG's homelot, North by Nathaniel RICHARDS' homelot, and South by Matthew MARVIN, Sr's homelot. A plotting of the homelots of Norwalk shown in Fitch's Vol. 1 (p. 106) places the Fitch lot as No. 12, near the first meeting house and parade ground, and across the street from Christopher COMSTOCK. Thomas FITCH's name was the first of the signatures on the patent granted to the settlers of Norwalk, CT, under the pen of Robert TREAT, Governor, 8 JUL 1686."
   http://www.burrisgenealogy.com/fam/fam05575.htm
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Thomas Fitch of Norwalk's Timeline

1612
October 14, 1612
Bocking, Essex, England
October 14, 1612
Bocking, Essex, England
October 14, 1612
Bocking, Essex, England
October 14, 1612
Bocking, Essex, England
1632
November 1, 1632
Age 20
Bocking, Essex, England
1633
1633
Age 20
Bocking, Essex, England
1633
Age 20
Bocking, Essex, England
1637
1637
Age 24
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut
1638
1638
Age 25
From England
1643
1643
Age 30
Norwalk, New Haven Colony (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)