About William Blumfield
William Blumfield probably came in the "Elizabeth" from Ipswich, in Suffolk, in 1634, aged 30, with wife, Sarah, aged 25, and daughter Sarah, aged 1; freeman, Massachusetts, September 2, 1635. He fought in the Pequot War, 1637. An original proprietor at Hartford, and his house-lot in 1639-40 was on a portion of what is, now Bushnell Park; in 1641 he was given "the ground whereon the pound standeth, and to be made up of ground about it fower acres" over and above his share in the division. (In the map of 1640 the pound is on Centinel Hill.) He was freed from training, March 11, 1657-8. He removed probably about 1650 to New London, and in 1663 to Newtown, Long Island.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 231. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books
Emigration: From Ipswich, County Suffolk, England to Cambridge, Mass. in 1634. To Hartford in 1639, to New London in 1648, to Middletown before March 1652, to Springfield in 1656, to Newton, L.I., N.Y. in 1662.
Fought in Pequot Indian War with Capt. Mason in 1637.