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Thomas Wheeler

Birthplace: Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
Death: November 26, 1672
Milford, New Haven, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Wheeler and Elizabeth Wheeler
Husband of Joan Wheeler
Father of John Wheeler; Ephraim Wheeler; Nathaniel Wheeler, of Newark; Joseph Wheeler; Samuel Wheeler and 4 others

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About Lt. Thomas "of Milford" Wheeler

Lt. Thomas "of Milford" Wheeler married Jane 1640. Lt. Thomas Wheeler died on 26 November 1672 at Milford, New Haven, CT.


  • It is established that Thomas of Milford is NOT Capt Thomas Wheeler, a son of Thomas Wheeler "the elder" of Cranfield by his will proven 24 Feb 1634 NOR a son of his brother John. NOR is he Sgt Thomas Wheeler, the son of Thomas Sr of Fairfield CT as set forth in "Wheeler Family in America."
  • Thomas Wheeler of Milford was probably the son of Richard Wheeler ca 1578 - 1616. If so, he was baptized 7 April, 1606 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
  • Thomas Wheeler was admitted to the church at Milford 9 Aug 1640.
  • His wife Jane [Joane] was admitted 27 Sept 1640:
  • No evidence has been seen for the oft-repeated assertion that she was a Bryan --Jacobus


  1. Samuel Wheeler birth b: 16 AUG 1640 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  2. John Wheeler birth b: 16 AUG 1640 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  3. Nathaniel Wheeler birth b: 20 FEB 1641 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  4. Obadiah Wheeler birth b: 10 MAR 1644 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  5. Ephraim Wheeler birth b: 26 MAR 1646 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  6. Eleazer Wheeler birth b: 30 APR 1648 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  7. Thomas Wheeler birth b: 28 JUL 1650 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  8. Josiah Wheeler birth b: 5 JUN 1653 in Milford,Litchfield,CT
  9. Joseph Wheeler birth b: 13 MAR 1656 in Milford,Litchfield,CT


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Lt. Thomas "of Milford" Wheeler's Timeline

April 7, 1606
Cranfield, Bedfordshire , England
April 8, 1606
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
August 16, 1640
Age 34
Milford, New Haven Colony

This may be date of baptism. Both John and his brother Samuel bear the same date of "birth", so unless they are twins this is likely a baptism date. Some sources say John was born in 1635 or 1636 and Samuel born in 1638. Perhaps the late baptismal records are due to emigration from England to America, specifically Milford, CT.

August 16, 1640
Age 34
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
February 20, 1642
Age 35
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
March 10, 1644
Age 37
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
March 26, 1646
Age 39
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
April 30, 1648
Age 42
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
June 5, 1653
Age 47
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age 48