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Thomas Cadwell

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: October 9, 1694 (66)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Cadwell and Hannah Cadwell
Husband of Elizabeth Cadwell
Father of Mary Dickins; Thomas Cadwell; William Edmund Cadwell; Matthew Cadwell; Abigail Church and 5 others

Managed by: Brian Dean Olmstead
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About Thomas Cadwell

It is known that he was in Hartford CT. in 1652, located in Front Street. He married, in 1658, at Hartford, Elizabeth Stebbins Wilson, widow of Robert Wilson and daughter of Deacon Edward Stebbin(s). Thomas Cadwell lived on a portion of Deacon Stebbins' home-lot on the corner of what is now Front and State streets. He was a constable in 1662 and licenced to keep a ferry in 1681.

Thomas Cadwell is believed to have been conducting a private ferry at Hartford in 1652. At town meeting, 22 December 1681, the convience and necessity of having a public ferry at Hartford was considered. A committee was appointed to agree with a suitable person to keep the same for seven years. Thomas Cadwell was the man selected. As his warehouse was at the landing and his house after 1652, at the southwest corner of State and Front streets, this service would have been convient for him. His agreement dated 31 March 1682 states that he was "to maintain a suffitiant boate ffor the passage of horse and man; a canoe good and suffiant to carry over a single person". Thomas Cadwell was thus the lessee of the ferry privilege though not necessarily the ferryman. He agreed that it should be carefully attended. His widow, Elizabeth, succeded him for one year and then his son, Thomas.


Memorial History of Hartford County--Hammond Trumbull 1886

birth of children recorded from Historical Catalogue of the First Church in Hartford. 1633-1885 ... By First Church of Christ (Hartford, Conn.),

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Thomas Cadwell's Timeline

January 12, 1628
Probably England
January 8, 1660
Age 31
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
November 1, 1660
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 5, 1662
Age 34
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
July 14, 1664
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
October 5, 1668
Age 40
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
November 26, 1670
Age 42
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
December 1, 1672
Age 44
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
April 30, 1675
Age 47
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony