Gov. Francis Newman

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Francis Newman

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

Husband of Mary Newman Street Leete
Father of Sarah Rutherford (Newman)

Occupation: Govenor of the New Haven Colony, Governor of the New Haven Colony 1658-59.
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Francis Newman in wikipedia

Francis Newman (died November 18,1660) was an English colonist in America, Governor of the New Haven Colony in 1658-59. He was born in England and emigrated to New Hampshire in 1634, but shortly thereafter removed to the Connecticut valley and became prominent in the affairs of the colony at New Haven.

In 1653, he was one of the commissioners sent from the Connecticut River towns to Manhattan to demand reparation of Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Netherlands, for injuries sustained by the English colonists at the hands of the Dutch. In July, 1654, he became one of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England, and in May, 1658, he succeeded Eaton as Governor of the New Haven Colony.

His lot appears in the upper right block of map, of the town center


  1. The History of Connecticut: From the First Settlement to the Present Time By Theodore Dwight : Harper & Brothers, 1840
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Gov. Francis Newman's Timeline

Age 12
England, (Present UK)
- 1659
Age 58
New Haven Colony
November 18, 1660
Age 60
New Haven Colony, Connecticut