Reverend Henry Whitfield

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Rev Henry Whitfield (Whitefield)

Also Known As: "Whitefield"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Dover, Kent, UK
Death: September 17, 1657 (67)
Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Whitfield and Mildred Fortune Whitfield
Husband of Dorothy Whitfield
Father of Dorothy Desborough; Sarah Higginson; Abigail Fitch; Thomas Whitfield; John Whitfield and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Whitfield; Bridget Whitfield; John Whitfield; Lucy Whitfield; Katherine Geoffry and 1 other

Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Private User
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About Reverend Henry Whitfield

Rev. Henry Whitfield was born in England about 1590. He was ordained a minister of the Church of England in 1618. That same year he married Dorothy Sheafe. They had 9 children.

The Henry Whitfield House is a historic house located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut, down the street from the town green. This house dates from 1639, having been built just before the town of Guilford was settled. It is the oldest house in Connecticut and the oldest stone house in New England. The house, with its massive stone walls, also served as a fort to protect the community. Henry Whitfield, for whom the house was built, was a Puritan minister who had come from England to flee religious persecution. The house was remodeled in 1868 and opened to the public in 1899 as the first museum of the State of Connecticut, the Henry Whitfield State Museum. The house was restored in 1902-04 and in the 1930s and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997. It was named a State Archeological Preserve in 2006.


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Reverend Henry Whitfield's Timeline

Dover, Kent, UK
March 25, 1619
Age 29
Ockley, Surrey, England
November 1, 1620
Age 30
Ockley, Surrey, England
Age 32
Oackley, Surrey, England
December 28, 1624
Age 34
Ockley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
February 11, 1626
Age 36
Ockley, Surrey, England
June 28, 1629
Age 39
Ockley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Age 42
Surrey, England, United Kingdom
March 9, 1634
Age 44
Ockley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom