Lieutenant Thomas Judd

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Thomas Judd

Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Thomas Judd and Wife of Deacon Thomas Judd - parents unknown
Husband of Sarah Judd (Steele)
Father of Capt. Thomas Judd; Sarah Hopkins and Lt. John Judd
Brother of Lt. John Judd; Benjamin Judd; Mary Loomis; Philip Judd; Samuel Judd and 1 other

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About Lieutenant Thomas Judd

Thomas Judd and His Descendants by Sylvester Judd, pg. 11, 12, 37

"Waterbury, called by the Indians Mattatuck, began to be settled by families from Farmington about 1677. Among the early settlers were Thomas Judd and Philip Judd, sons of Deac. Thomas Judd; and a few years later, Thomas Judd, son of William Judd.

Four of the sons of Thomas Judd, contemplating a removal to Mattatuck, and being members of the church, desired the advice of their brethren in the church. The following counsel was given, and is recorded in the church record of Farmington:--

"The church, having considered the desire of their brethren, William, Thomas, John and Benjamin Judd; as also John Stanley, Jr. touching their removal from us to Mattatuck, agreed as follows:--

1. In general--that considering the divers difficulties and inconveniences that attend the place towards which they are looking, and how hazardable it may be, (for aught that appeareth,) that the house and ordinances of Christ may not (for a large time at least) be settled among them--the church doth advise the brethren to be wary of engaging far, until some comfortable hopes of being suited for the inward man in great things forementioned.

2. Particularly--to our brother William Judd, that it having pleased God to deal so bountifully with him, that not many of the brethren with us have so large accommodations as himself, yet see not his call to remove on the account of straightness for outward subsistence, and therefore counsel him, if it may be with satisfaction to his spririt, to continue his abode with us, hoping God will bless him in so doing.

3. To the rest--though we know not how much they will be bettered as to land, all things considered by their removal, especially John and Benjamin Judd, and therefore cannot much encourage; yet if the bent of their spirits be strong for going, and the advice aforegiven, touching the worship of God be taken, we shall not trouble, but say,--the will of the Lord be done."

The record is without date. The advice was probably sough and given between 1677 and 1680. William, John and Benjamin did not remove, but lived and died in Farmington. Philip did not ask counsel with the others, for he was not a member of the church till 1681.

Wm. Judd was admitted a freeman May, 1656, Thomas, Jr. and John, May, 1664, Benjamin before 1669, and Philip, May, 1677. Samuel was made freeman in Massachusetts, May, 1684."


"He was one of the first planters of Mattatuck, or Waterbury; and was the first deputy send from that town to the General Court, May, 1689. He represented the town, at one or both sessions, for 11 years, between 1689 and 1703. Was several times a deputy with his nephew, Deac. Thomas Judd, when the town sent two. He was an Ensign in 1686, and a Lieutenant and chief officer from 1696 ot 97 till his death, there being no Captain till after his decease. He was the first Commissioner fro Waterbury, 1690 to 1698, and a Justice of the Peace from 1699 to 1703. His wife fied May 22, 1695, aged 57. He died Jan. 18, 1703, aged about 65. The inventory of his estate was L407. he left only three children. They were born in Farmington, but their births are not recorded. He died without making a will, as did his father and all his brothers except Samuel.

Thomas Judd, as a proprietor of Waterbury, was entitled to a large quantity of land in that great township, and was still a proprietor of Farmington. Indeed, land in those days was more plenty than anything else, but the greater part of the upland was then deemed of little value. A tract in Waterbury was named Judd's Meadow, in the 17th century."

The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 by Robert Charles Anderson (entry for father-in-law John Steele)

p875 Torrey's N E mariages to 1700 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States JUDD, Thomas (?1638-1703, Waterbury, CT) & Sarah [STEELE] (-1695, in 57th y); aft 12 Aug 1657, bef 30 Jan 1663; Farmington, CT/Waterbury, CT {Waterbury App. 80, 164; Brainerd Anc. 178; Warner-Harrington 365; Bassett-Preston 166, 275; Boddie 198; Hartford ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ John JUDD was born about 1668 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. He died on 14 October 1717. Parents: Thomas JUDD and Sarah STEELE. Spouse: Hannah HICKOK. Hannah HICKOK and John JUDD were married on 16 April 1696 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.

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Lieutenant Thomas Judd's Timeline

January 18, 1638
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
October 13, 1663
Age 25
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Age 27
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Age 29
January 10, 1703
Age 64
Farmington, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
September 5, 1882
Age 64
September 5, 1882
Age 64
September 5, 1882
Age 64
September 5, 1882
Age 64
September 28, 1882
Age 64