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William Fowler, Sr.

Also Known As: "Magistrate Fowler"
Birthplace: probably Aylesbury, County Bucks, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Fowler and Frances Fowler
Husband of Margrett Fowler and Sarah Neeld Fowler
Father of Mary Fowler; William Fowler II; John Fowler; Sarah Fowler; Joseph Fowler and 1 other
Brother of Ann Fowler; Richard Fowler; Isabel Fowler; Alice Fowler; Joseph Fowler and 3 others

Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
Last Updated:

About William Fowler I

Book about William and his family in Milford, CT: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066141250

From: "Genealogical and family history of the county of Jefferson, New York; a record of the achievements of her people and the phenomenal growth of her agricultural and mechanical industries"

FOWLER. This is one of the oldest New England names, and has had many worthy representatives in America, who were active in the struggle for American independence, and in various ways have contributed to the welfare, prosperity and happy condition of the country now the abode of their posterity.

William Fowler, a native of England, was a member of Rev. John Davenport's company, which came to Boston in 1637. He was imprisoned with other Puritans, in the efifort to suppress the spread of their religious belief, or heresy, as it was then called, in England. He arrived at New Haven, Connecticut, April 16, 1638, and participated in the famous meeting in Mr. Newman's barn, June 4, 1639. In April of that year he settled at Milford, same colony, of which place he was one of the first trustees and was a magistrate.

Page discussing William Fowler's Mill and other activities: http://history.rays-place.com/ct/early-milford-ct.htm


  1. Families of Early Milford, Connecticut by Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott, page 280 (Google Books). Gives date of birth and age at death (88) and date of death. Also says "probably from Aylesbury ..."


He immigrated in 1621 to to Virginia from England. 14 on the ship "Abigail". He and Margarett settled in , Nansemond, Virginia where his occupation was as a planter.

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William Fowler I's Timeline

probably Aylesbury, County Bucks, England
December 1, 1604
Age 8
Leighton Buzzard, Eng
June 2, 1622
Age 26
Dalbury, Derbyshire, England
June 2, 1622
Age 26
Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 27
Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire, England
Age 28
Dalbury, Lees, Derby, England
Age 30
Dalbury, Lees, Derby, England
Age 30
Derby, Derbyshire, England
March 30, 1638
Age 42
New Haven, Connecticut, United States