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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Mary Tracy (c.1646 - 1721)
    Capt. John Tracy, who married Mary Winslow, was the oldest son of Lt. Thomas Tracy, the pioneer. He was born in 1642; went to Norwich with the first settlers, and there died, 1702. Mary Winslow his wif...
  • Capt. John Tracy (c.1642 - 1702)
    Capt. John Tracy, who married Mary Winslow, was the oldest son of Lt. Thomas Tracy, the pioneer. He was born in 1642; went to Norwich with the first settlers, and there died, 1702. Mary Winslow his wif...
  • Alice Wakelee (1613 - 1683)
    Alice Birth: Circa 1608 Death: Aug 30 1683 - Wethersfield, Hartford, CT Husband: James Boosey, James Wakeley Children: Mary Boosey, Joseph Boosey, Hannah Boosey, Sarah Boosey, James Boosey
  • James Boosey (c.1605 - 1649)
    James Boosey Birth: Circa 1604 Death: June 22 1649 - Wethersfield, Hartford, CT Wife: Alice Unknown Children: Mary Boosey, Joseph Boosey, Hannah Boosey, Sarah Boosey, James Boosey
  • John Jessup, of Wethersfield (1602 - 1638)
    John Jessup b. circa 1606?, d. February 1637/38 John Jessup|b. c 1606?\\nd. Feb 1637/ Father Francis Jessop1 b. 12 November 1568 Mother Frances White1 b. 1575, d. 1636 John Jessup was bor...

In 1633 John Oldham from Watertown in the Massachusetts Bay Colony explored the Connecticut River. The following year he and some companions built temporary housing and passed the winter at Wethersfield. With the arrival of warmer weather other settlers, many also from Watertown, arrived from Massachusetts Bay.

Wethersfield has its niche in history, being "Ye Most Auncient Towne" in Connecticut, as set out by the Code of 1650 — "Colonial Records of Connecticut."


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From Wethersfield Library:

The Ten Original Settlers (also known as "The Ten Adventurers"] were

  • John Oldham
  • Nathaniel Foote
  • Abraham Finch, Sr.
  • Robert Seeley
  • John Strictland
  • John Clarke
  • Andrew Ward
  • Robert Rose
  • Leonard Chester
  • William Swayne

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In 1672, the following-named persons were treated as West-of-the- River householders, and. (as there were no more of the 52-acre lots remaining) were each given 60 acres of land at "Xayaug," South Glastonbury : Mr. Richard Treat Son of Richard, the Settler; Mr. John Hollister Son of .John, the Settler, deceased; Richard Smith Son of Richard, the Settler( '{); Thomas Edwards Son of John. Settler; John Wadhams The Settler; had a son John; Sam. Hale, Jun. Removed to Glastonbury; Caleb Benjamin Removed to South Glastonbury; Thomas Loveland Son of 'Widow Loveland' Wethersfield, 1649.

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