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Jonathan Law, Sr.

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Probably Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: January 9, 1711 (70-78)
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Law and Margaret Law
Husband of Sarah (Clark) Law
Father of Governor Jonathan Law, Jr.
Brother of Abigail Seleck and Sarah Selleck

Occupation: Married Jun 1664, Lawyer
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
Last Updated:

About Jonathan Law, Sr.

  • 'Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America. Vol. 3
  • Pg. 316
  • ' Jonathan Law, Milford 1667, freeman 1669, perhaps only son of Richard, married Sarah, daughter of George Clark, Sr. ; by her had Jonathan, born 1674, Harvard Coll. 1695, who was chief justice 16 years, and a distinguished Gov. of Conn.
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  • 'The story of the memorial in honor of the founders of the town of Milford : erected by their descendants and the citizens of Milford : dedicated August 28th, 1889, the town's 250th anniversary (1889)
  • Pg. 11
  • Deacon George Clarke
    • Obit 1690
    • Mary his wife
  • As there were two George Clarks among the settlers of 1639, much error has grown out of it, as to the correct line of descent of the Clarks, but the writer is confident that from the Deacon descend all of that name in Miiford, and those that trace to his son Samuel, who married Mary, the daughter of George the " Farmer " (18), have, of course, the blood of both Georges. There has sprung an unusually large progeny from one man, and as a rule, they have been thrifty. He probably
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  • died without a will, but the probate records show that he left a large estate.
  • His three sons were prominent, especially Ensign George, and 'his daughter Sarah was the mother of Governor Jonathan Law, altho' Lambert says it was Farmer George's daughter.'
  • David N. Clark, who descends from his son Thomas, gives this stone.
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  • Jonathan Law (August 6, 1674 – November 6, 1750) was the 27th Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, serving in that office from 1741 until 1750. His term followed that of Joseph Talcott, governor from 1724 until 1741, and preceded that of Roger Wolcott, governor from 1750 until 1754.
  • Law was born in Milford in what was then Connecticut Colony to 'Jonathan and Sarah (Clark) Law'. He studied law at Harvard College, graduating in 1695. He was known as a talented, amiable, even-tempered person who promoted religion, education, and mutual cooperation.
  • Jonathan Law High School in Milford Connecticut was named in his honor.
  • Sources
    • Connecticut State Library: Jonathan Law
    • Hume Family Home Page: Family Tree: Jonathan Law
  • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
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Jonathan Law, Sr.'s Timeline

Probably Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 6, 1674
Age 37
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
January 9, 1711
Age 74
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
January 11, 1712
Age 74
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA