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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • John Brundish (1593 - 1639)
    : At Wethersfield John and Rachel lived on what is now Sandy Lane. He died , probably by suicide, without a will; his estate was valued at 174pounds. in chattels and 130 pounds in house and land. The...
  • Sgt. John Clark, of the New Haven Colony (c.1612 - 1648)
    Sgt John Clark Born (abt 1610-15) in England Died before May 13, 1748 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Parents Unknown Spouse Mary (abt 1615-8) m. unknown. Name seen as Mary ...
  • John Plum (1657 - 1710)
    JOHN PLUM came from Dorchester to Wethersfield, where he appears to have taken an active part in all public affairs, ecclesiasticl as well as state. He was associated with Mr. Swaine as deputy in 1642....
  • Sarah Hand (1674 - 1706)
    Sarah Wright b.16 May 1674 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut d.18 Sep 1706 Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut F.  Deacon Joseph Wright (abt 1639 - 1714) M.  Mary Stoddard (1643/...
  • Mary Crane (1632 - 1717)
    Please Be very carefull when attemping to make merges in this area! There is at least one fraudulent book out there on this line see [ ] Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660 : genealogical notes, 156...

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


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.