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Nicholas Camp, Sr.

Also Known As: "kempe/"
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Nazeing, Essex, England
Death: circa February 1655 (49-65)
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (before February 1655/6)
Place of Burial: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Campe and Mary Tishunt
Husband of Sarah Camp; Edith Tilley Camp and Katherine Camp
Father of Mary Baldwin; Abigail Baldwin; Nicholas Camp, II; William Camp, of Milford; Sarah Camp and 2 others
Brother of Mary Eliot; Sarah Campe; Henry Nicholas Camp; Robert Camp; George Camp and 6 others

Occupation: Arrived on "The Lion" in 1631 with Rev. Jon Elot., free planter at Milford, Colony of Conn. as early as 1639
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About Nicholas Camp, Sr.

Nicholas Camp, freeplanter of Milford, CT

Baptized probably April 1597 Nazeing, Co Essex, England. Married: (1) Sarah (UNK); (2) Edith (UNK) Tilley, widow of John of Windsor, CT; (3) on July 14, 1652, Katherine (UNK) Thompson, widow of Anthony of New Haven. Died bef. Feb 1655/6.

Source for wives: Families of Ancient New Haven (Donald Lines Jacobus) says first wife Sarah's last name is unknown. Third wife given as Katherine, widow Anthony Thompson


  1. Nicholas, born about 1631
  2. Sarah, baptized 19 March 1643 in Milford, CT
  3. Samuel, twin to John, bapt 2 Sept 1645 in Milford, CT
  4. John, twin, bapt 2 Sept, 1645 in Milford, CT
  5. Abigail, baptized 29 August 1649 in Milford, CT

Freeplanter in Milord, CT. Lot #50. Joined the Milford Church on November 2, 1643. His wife, Sarah, was the first adult to die in Milford, of complications of childbirth on September 6, 1645, after the birth of twins.

Source for above: Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott Families of early Milford, Connecticut, page 182.

Notes and Sources

  1. Families of Ancient New Haven. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as New Haven genealogical magazine. vols. I-VIII. Compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. 8 vols. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932. Vol II, page 375.
  2. Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott Families of early Milford, Connecticut, page 182.

Came on the Ship Lion with the Rev. John Eliot.

"Nicholas Camp was one of the founders and freeholders of that plantation and a member of the First Church of Milford". His wife, Sarah Camp, was the first adult to die in Milford. The church record says: *' She had twins on the 2nd of September, 1645 and was doing well till the night of the 4th, when she was taken very ill with cold and died on the 6th. She was buried in the garden of Mr. Peter Prudden, pastor.

On the 250th Anniversary of Milford's History, a memorial bridge was built in memory of its founders, and on the memorial stone blocks are the names of Nicholas Camp and Sarah Camp, his wife.

Their children were Abigail, born in England, 1627, died 1648, married Nathaniel Baldwin, one of the founders of Milford.

Nicholas Camp 2nd, born in England, 1629, died 1706, married, first—Martha Beard, a sister of John Beard, his second wife was Mrs. Mehitable Briscoe. Nicholas Camp was a freeman, and Deputy of the General Court at Hartford, 1670-1-2.

William, married Mary Smith of New Haven, 1661, and removed to Newark, New Jersey, and was the ancestor of the Xew Jersey Camps.

Sarah, baptized, 1643.

Samuel, (one of the twins) born 1645, married first, Hannah Betts; second, Mercy Scovell.

Samuel Camp, son of Nicholas Camp 2nd and his wife, Martha Beard, was born 1655, married his cousin, Mary Camp, a daughter of William Camp. Samuel Camp was a lieutenant of a Company of Milford's Train Band 1698. His son, Enos Camp, born 1687, died 1768, married Martha Baldwin, a daughter of Theophilus and Elizabeth (Canfield) Baldwin. Their children were:

Birth: Jan. 10, 1606, England Death: 1662 Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~ NICHOLAS CAMP immigrated to America and was a free planter at Milford, Colony of Conn. as early as 1639. He drew lot #50 in the first division of land which contained 6 acres 1 rod and 20 poles. On Nov. 2, 1643, he joined the First Church of Milford.

He was married three times. His first marriage was in England to SARAH ELLIOTT and his third marriage was to, Katherine, widow of my ancestor, ANTHONY THOMPSON. His child with Sarah, NICHOLAS CAMP, JR., was my ancestor.

The picture at the right shows his name as a founder of Milford which was inscribed on the bridge over the Wepawaug River that runs through Milford.

Family links:

 John Camp (1566 - 1630)
 Mary Goore Camp (1573 - 1620)

 Sarah Elliott Camp (1599 - 1645)
 Katherine Thompson Camp*

 Mary Camp Baldwin (1623 - ____)*
 Abigail Camp Baldwin (1625 - 1648)*
 Nicholas Camp (1627 - 1706)*
 William Camp (1638 - 1703)*
 Samuel Camp (1643 - 1735)*
 Samuel Camp (1645 - 1645)*
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Burial: Milford Cemetery Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA Plot: BURIED IN REV. PETER PRUDDEN'S GARDEN -- No tombstone remains.

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Nicholas Camp, Sr.'s Timeline

April 1597
Nazeing, Essex, England
April 1597
Nazeing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
March 1622
Age 24
Hazing, Essex, England, (Present UK)
Age 27
Nazeing, Essex, England
April 7, 1627
Age 30
Nazeing, Essex, England
April 7, 1627
Age 30
Essex, England, United Kingdom
Age 40
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
March 1643
Age 45
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut