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Christopher Christophers

Birthplace: Torbay, Devon, England
Death: Died in New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Christophers and ? Christophers
Husband of Mary Christophers and Elizabeth Christophers
Father of Mary Youngs; Capt. Richard Christophers; John Christophers; Hannah Geer and Child Christophers

Occupation: Mariner, Hon
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About Christopher Christophers

  • Christopher Christophers
  • Birth: unknown Devon, England
  • Death: Jul. 23, 1687 New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • in ye 56 year of his age
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Berry Christophers (____ - 1676)
  • Children:
    • Richard Christophers (1662 - 1726)*
  • Inscription:
  • Here lyes ye body of Mr. Christopher Christophers who died July ye 23 1687 in ye 56 year of his age.
  • Burial: Ancient Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 11349704
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  • CHRISTOPHERS, Christopher
  • b. 1631 Devonshire, England
  • d. 23 JUL 1687 New London, New London, CT.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 16 AUG 1654 New London, New London, CT.
  • Spouse: BERRY, Mary
  • b. 1621 Devonshire, England
  • d. 13 JUL 1676 New London, New London, CT.
  • Children:
    • CHRISTOPHERS, Richard
    • CHRISTOPHERS, Hannah
  • Family:
  • Marriage: ABT 1667
  • Spouse:BREWSTER, Elizabeth
  • Children:

CHRISTOPHERS, John b. 3 SEP 1668 New London, New London, CT.


  • Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania By John W. Jordan
  • Pg. 1052
  • ley, and daughter of Jonathan Brewster, of whom a more particular account is given below. She died in 1708, aged about seventy years.
  • Christopher Christophers was a trader and importer, in partnership with Charles Hill, under the firm name of Hill & Christophers. He is mentioned in the earlier records as a "Mariner", and the firm of Hill & Christophers, had a ship of Seventy tons burden, built for them, called the "New London", delivered to them June 25, 1666. They subsequently had a number of other vessels built and were the principal traders of that part of the New England coast, carrying on a large trade with Barbadoes and the West Indies. . . . . Here he died July 23, 1687, aged fifty-six years.
  • Richard Christophers, son of Christopher and Mary Christophers, according to an ancient record in the family, was born July 13, 1662, at Cherston Ferrers, .... He married (first) January 26, 1681, Lucretia Bradley, born 1660, died 1691, daughter of Peter Bradley, of new London, Connecticut, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Brewster, who after his death married Christopher Christophers, father of Richard. Peter and Elizabeth (Brewster) Bradley had three children, Elizabeth, married Thomas Dymond; Peter, Jr., married May 9, 1678, Mary Christophers, the sister of Richard; and Lucretia, above mentioned, who married Richard Christophers. He married (second) Grace Turner, daughter of John and Mary (Brewster) Turner, of Scituate, Massachusets.
  • Jonathan Brewster, father of Elizabeth (Brewster) Bradley-Christophers, was born at Scrooby, England, in 1593, and was a son of Elder William Brewster, born about 1560, the ruling elder and spiritual guide of the Pilgrim Fathers, whom he accompanied to New England in the "Mayflower", which landed it living freight of intrepid pioneers at Plymouth, December 11, 1620. Jonathan Brewster married, in England, and his wife "Mistress Lucretia Brewster", accompanied her father-in-law, Elder William Brewster, in the "Mayflower", with one child. He husband Jonathan Brewster, followed in the ship "Fortune", which arrived November 10, 1621. "Mistress Lucretia Brewster" as she is usually denominated in the ancient records, was a woman of note and respectability among her compeers: she is often referred to in some useful capacity, an attendant upon the sick and dying, or a witness to wills, deeds and other public documents. She survived her husband.
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.1053
  • .... Of the nine children of Jonathan and Lucretia Brewster, the four eldest seem to have remained at Duxbury, Massachusetts, viz: Two sons, William and Jonathan, who are on the military roll there in 1643; and two daughters, Lucretia, and Mary, who married John Turner, of Scituate, Massachusetts, and was the mother of Grace Turner, the second wife of Richard Christophers. Those who removed with him to New London were: Benjamin, who settled at Brewster's Neck; Elizabeth, born 1638, died 1708, who married as before stated, first Peter Bradley and second Christopher Christophers; Ruth, who married John Picket; Grace, who married Daniel Wetherell; and Hannah, who married in 1664, Samuel Starr.
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Christopher Christophers's Timeline

Torbay, Devon, England
Age 26
Chofton Forris, Devon, England
July 13, 1662
Age 31
Cherston Ferrers, Devon, England
September 3, 1668
Age 37
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Age 44
New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony
July 23, 1687
Age 56
New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony
February 11, 1997
Age 56
February 14, 1997
Age 56