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Francis Newman

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: England
Death: November 18, 1660 (60)
New Haven Colony, Connecticut
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Husband of Mary Newman Street Leete

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

From Errata and Addenda to Dr. Stocking's History and Genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America (1903), p. 2. The death of Widow Ann Tucker and the births of her two grandchildren (without mentioning their parents) are recorded in the journal of Rev. Peter Hobart, published in New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 121 (1967.)

"Widow Ann Tucker died Oct. 8, 1675, leaving a will dated Sept. 21, proved Oct. 26, 1675, giving all her property to 'Paul Gilford, her grandchild, and Susanna Jewell, grandchild, sister of Paul. and names, in case of their death, her niece Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas Knell, of Stratford, Conn. (This Elizabeth Knell was Elizabeth, dau. of Gov. Francis Newman of New Haven, Conn., and widow of Thomas Knowles when she m. Nicholas Knell, a planter of Stratford, Conn., in 1650. See Orcutt's History of Stratford, Conn.)"


  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

- 1659
Age 58
New Haven Colony
November 18, 1660
Age 60
New Haven Colony, Connecticut