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William Stone, I

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Birthplace: Oakley, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Samuel Stone, of Hereford and Sarah Stone
Husband of Hannah Stone
Father of William Stone, Jr.; Hannah Norton; Benajah Stone, Sr; Samuel Stone and Sarah Stone

Occupation: Tailor, Inn Keeper, Farmer
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About William Stone, I

William Stone was born about 1608 at Hereford, near Guilford, Surrey, England. He was in Hertfordshire about 1610. William and his brother John came to this country with Rev. Henry Whitfield's first company which sailed from England in May, 1639, in two ships. When the ships were about ten days out, a covenant was signed. In July the "St. John" entered the harbor of Quinnipack or New Haven, the first vessels from across the ocean to reach that port. They purchased land from the Mohegan Sachem Uncas and named it Guilford after Guilford, England, where many of them had lived.

He was a tailor by trade. He kept the first tavern in Guilford, Connecticut. He also owned a farm. He married Hannah Bradley in England before 1639. She died before 1653 in New Haven, Connecticut. William married again in 1659. He died 16 November 1683 in Guilford, Connecticut.

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1608
1608
Oakley, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
1639
1639
Age 31
Guilford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut, (Present USA)
1642
1642
Age 34
Guilford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
1644
1644
Age 36
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1648
1648
Age 40
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
1649
1649
Age 41
Guilford, New Haven, Conn
1683
November 16, 1683
Age 75
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
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