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William Fowler, Sr.

Also Known As: "Magistrate Fowler"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: probably Aylesbury, County Bucks, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of John Fowler
Husband of Margaret and Sarah Fowler
Father of Mary Fowler; William Fowler, Jr.; John Fowler; Sarah Fowler; Joseph Fowler and 1 other

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About William Fowler, Sr.

Book about William and his family in Milford, CT: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066141250

From: "Genealogical and family history of the county of Jefferson, New York; a record of the achievements of her people and the phenomenal growth of her agricultural and mechanical industries"

FOWLER. This is one of the oldest New England names, and has had many worthy representatives in America, who were active in the struggle for American independence, and in various ways have contributed to the welfare, prosperity and happy condition of the country now the abode of their posterity.

William Fowler, a native of England, was a member of Rev. John Davenport's company, which came to Boston in 1637. He was imprisoned with other Puritans, in the efifort to suppress the spread of their religious belief, or heresy, as it was then called, in England. He arrived at New Haven, Connecticut, April 16, 1638, and participated in the famous meeting in Mr. Newman's barn, June 4, 1639. In April of that year he settled at Milford, same colony, of which place he was one of the first trustees and was a magistrate.

Page discussing William Fowler's Mill and other activities: http://history.rays-place.com/ct/early-milford-ct.htm

Sources

  1. Families of Early Milford, Connecticut by Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott, page 280 (Google Books). Gives date of birth and age at death (88) and date of death. Also says "probably from Aylesbury ..."
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William Fowler, Sr.'s Timeline

1572
1572
probably Aylesbury, County Bucks, England
1604
December 1, 1604
Age 32
Leighton Buzzard, Eng
1619
1619
Age 47
Dalbury, Derbyshire, England
1622
June 2, 1622
Age 50
Dalbury, Derbyshire, England
June 2, 1622
Age 50
Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
1623
1623
Age 51
Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire, England
1624
1624
Age 52
Dalbury, Lees, Derby, England
1626
1626
Age 54
Dalbury, Lees, Derby, England
1626
Age 54
Derby, Derbyshire, England
1638
March 30, 1638
Age 66
New Haven, Connecticut, United States