Dr. John Olmstead

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Dr. John Olmstead

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Great Leighs, Essex, England
Death: August 2, 1686 (70)
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony, (present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Olmstead, of Fairstead and Frances Olmstead
Father of ? Olmstead
Brother of Sarah Olmstead; Israel Olmstead; Capt. Richard Olmstead, of Norwalk; Mary Olmstead; Rebecca Newell and 1 other

Occupation: shoemaker, physician, leather sealer
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About Dr. John Olmstead


Dr John Olmsted, nephew Of James, came to New England in 1632, with his uncle ; One of the proprietors “by courtesie of the town,” in 1639, when his home-lot was on the west aide Of the “road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp;” he removed from Hartford to Saybrook, and from there, about 1660, to Norwich. He served in King Philips War as surgeon, and was the first physician at Norwich ; he m. Elizabeth, dau. of Matthew Marvin, and widow of Thomas Gregory, of Norwalk ; d. Aug. 2, 1686, s. p. His widow d. in 1689.

--------------------------------- from Genealogy of the Olmstead family in America

" . . . the family of our honored relative, James Olmsted, who, together with two sons, Nicholas and Nehemiah, two nephews, Richard and John, and a niece, Rebecca, arrived in New England, on the Lord's Day, Sept. 16,1632, in the ship Lyon, under Capt. Pierce, after a voyage of 12 weeks from Braintree, England. There were 123 passengers, of whom 50 were children.

" They settled first at Mount Wallaston, now Quincy, near Boston, but in the course of the year, 'by order of the Court,' they removed to Newtown, now Cambridge."

" The recent settlers of Newtown," says Holmes, "had, while in England, attended the ministry of the Reverend Thomas Hooker, who, to escape fines and imprisonment for his non-conformity, had now fled into Holland." So, as Mather, another contemporary, remarks, " immediately after their settlement at Newtown, they expressed their earnest desires to Mr. Hooker that he would come over into New England and take the pastoral charge of them. At their desire he left Holland, and, having obtained Mr. Samuel Stone .... as an assistant in the ministry, took his passage for America, and arrived at Boston, Sept. 4, 1633."

Founder of Norwich, CT

NORWICH, MASSACHUSETTS Norwich was settled in 1660. The 35 original proprietors of that town were:

Reverend James Fitch, the first minister Major John Mason, afterwards Lieut. Gov. of Connecticut Lieut. Thomas Leflingwell Lieut. Thomas Tracy and his eldest son John Tracy Adgate Deacon Thomas Adgate Christopher Huntington and his brother, Deacon Simon Huntington Ensign Thomas Waterman William Hyde and his son Samuel Hyde, and his son-in-law John Post Thomas Post Lieut. William Backus and his brother Stephen Backus Deacon Hugh Calkins, his son John Calkins and his son-in-law Jonathap Royce John Reynolds Thomas Bl iss Francis Griswold John Birchard Robert Wade Morgan Bowers John Gager Thomas Howard Dr. John Olmstead Nehemiah Smith Richard Edgerton John Elderkin John Bradford Thomas Bingham Robert Allen John Baldwin John Pease

Most of these original proprietors of Norwich came from Saybrook, and East Saybrook (now Lyme). Hugh Calkins, and his son and son-in-law, and John Pease, John Gager, Nehemiah Smith and Robert Allen came from New London, CT. Thomas Smith and John Bradford were from Marshfield, MA.

Richard Olmstead (1612-1687) immigrated from England to New England with his Uncle James Olmstead (1580-1640, widowed in 1621) in 1632. On this 1632 voyage of the "Lyon" were Richard Olmstead (1612-1687) and his brother John Olmstead (1616-1686) and his sister Rebecca Olmstead (1624-1698) and his cousin Nicholas Olmstead (son of Uncle James Olmstead) and his cousin Nehemiah Olmstead (son of Uncle James Olmstead) and his uncle James Olmstead (1580-1640) who was "looking after" them all. They left England on 22 June 1632 and were at sea 12 weeks and arrived at Boston, MA on 16 September 1632. They settled first at Wollaston (now Quincy), MA near Boston, MA and then within a year moved to New Town (now Cambridge), MA at the new "Braintree Colony".


Elizabeth Marvin no children was christened on 15 Sep 1622 in ,Great Bently,Essex,ENG. She died in 1708 in ,Norwich,New London,CT. Elizabeth married John Olmstead Dr before 1650 in ,,,CT. John was born in 1616. He died on 2 Aug 1686 in ,,,CT

Elizabeth Marvin and John Olmstead had no children

Source: CHI: had no children SOU: R & M Marvin pg298 AF#: 8VNF-ZW

CHI: had no children SOU: R & M Marvin pg298 AF#: 8VNF-ZW


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Dr. John Olmstead's Timeline

February 16, 1616
Great Leighs, Essex, England
August 2, 1686
Age 70
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony, (present USA)