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Edward Camp, ll

Birthplace: Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven , Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Camp and Grace Camp
Husband of Mary Camp
Father of Lt. Samuel Camp; Sgt. Edward Camp; Mary Briscoe; Mercy Baldwin (Camp); Joseph Camp and 3 others
Brother of Grace Rollen; George Camp; Mary Camp; William Camp and Phileman Camp

Occupation: Farmer
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About Edward Camp, of New Haven

The first record of him in America is from a court case on Sept 6, 1643 in which he was fined for being late for training.

Was a farmer in the section of New Haven called Chestnut Hill. After having been a farmer for a while, he wanted to quit farming and move back into the city. This required approval of the town council, and the town council refused to give him permission to move into town, so he stayed on the farm for the rest of his life. He did not leave a will and the exact date of his death is not know, but the inventory of his estate which amounted to 100 pounds, 6 shillings, 3 pence, was presented by his widow, Mary Camp, on the first of November. (New Haven Probate Records, I:pt 1,87. New Haven Colonial Records, II:401)

Notes for EDWARD CAMP: Edward Camp is believed be the son of Edward and Grace (Mott) Camp from Hunsdon in Herts, Essex County, England. Other children of this couple were Grace, George, William, Mary and Philemon. He is erroneously thought to be the son of Nicholas Camp by several books and researchers. Edward was born in 1617 and was christened 21 Sep 1617, according to Page 114 of "The Parish Registers of Hunsdon" by Hon. Herbert C. Gibbs, London, 1915. He is not listed as married or buried in England. It is believed that he is the "Edward Kemp aged 19 yeares" who left England on May 2, 1635, on the ship Alexander which was bound for Barbados under Capt. Burche. There was no mention of a wife. The age of both Edwards match. Information from "Hottons Lists", John Camden Hotten, Pages 73 to 75, 1874. Edward is first recorded in New Haven, CT on Sept. 6, 1643, when he is fined for being late to training. He took the Oath of Fidelity on July 1, 1644, according to the New Haven Town Records. The Oath of Fidelity was written in 1639 to show allegiance to the Crown in England. It was later copied into the records in the Office of the Town Clerk in New Haven along with the names of the signers. The actual document and signatures are lost. He was not included in the list of New Haven families in 1641-43 possibly because he may not have been a head of a family yet. He appears several times in the New Haven records between 1650 and 1656. He married Mary Canfield while in New Haven; however, have not been able to document exactly when. They had five children: Samuel, Mercy, Edward, Mary and Sarah. Edward was granted land at Chestnut Hill, May 1650, and is one of the first settlers in what is now Woodridge. "Edward Camp on behalf of himselfe, Ralph Loynes (Lines) Nathaniele Seely, Edward Parker and John Moss propounded for each of them 20 ac's of ground to plant on at a place called Chestnutt hill, about 4 miles from towne, on ye left hand of Mr. Goodyeres farm: that they might have libbertie to cut some upland grass ther aboute. The Court considered ye motion and being desirous to furhter planting what they may, did grant them upon condition that they fence it within a yeere, and improve it for corne as fast as they can and paye rates for it as other men doe" On December 4th, 1655, "William Fowler passeth over to Edward Camp a peece of meddow lying in ye upper end of the west meddow, conteyning aboute six acres, be it more or less, which is compassed round with the river and upland." From: "Ancient Town Records, Volume 1" New Haven Colonial Historical Society, edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, 1917. A deposition was given to Capt. Atwood of Milford, CT in 1652 in which he was described as "Edward Camp, aged about 34 yeares." This matches with the birth date for Edward Campe of Nazeing Parish. In 1655, he and his wife were assigned seats "on ye stile on both sides of the dore in ye meeting house." In 1656 he was ordered to give one day's work to pay for damages his swine had caused to someone's corn.


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Edward Camp, of New Haven's Timeline

May 8, 1614
Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
May 8, 1614
Roydon, Essex, England
September 21, 1617
Age 3
September 13, 1645
Age 31
Milford, New Haven Colony
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
July 8, 1650
Age 36
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
April 21, 1652
Age 37
New Haven, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, Colonial America
April 21, 1652
Age 37
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
August 11, 1653
Age 39
Milford, New Haven, Ct