William Stone of Guilford

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William Stone, I

Birthplace: Oakley, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Samuel Stone and Hope Stone
Husband of Hannah Stone and Mary Stone
Father of William Stone, Jr.; Hannah Norton; Benajah Stone, Sr; Samuel Stone and Sarah Stone
Brother of John Stone, of Guilford; Rebecca Nash; Sarah Butler and Mary Fitch
Half brother of Elizabeth Sedgwick

Occupation: Tailor, Inn Keeper, Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About William Stone of Guilford

William Stone was born about 1608 at Hereford, near Guilford, Surrey, England. He was in Hertfordshire about 1610. William and his brother John came to this country with Rev. Henry Whitfield's first company which sailed from England in May, 1639, in two ships. When the ships were about ten days out, a covenant was signed. In July the "St. John" entered the harbor of Quinnipack or New Haven, the first vessels from across the ocean to reach that port. They purchased land from the Mohegan Sachem Uncas and named it Guilford after Guilford, England, where many of them had lived.

He was a tailor by trade. He kept the first tavern in Guilford, Connecticut. He also owned a farm. He married Hannah Bradley in England before 1639. She died before 1653 in New Haven, Connecticut. William married again in 1659. He died 16 November 1683 in Guilford, Connecticut.


From The Stone Family Association

The origins of William Stone and his brother John Stone has long been sought. For a discussion of various possibilities visit the following link:  Rev. Henry Whitfield and Guilford, Connecticut.


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William Stone of Guilford's Timeline

Oakley, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
March 22, 1642
Age 34
Guilford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
Age 36
New Haven, New Haven Colony
Age 40
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
Age 41
Guilford, New Haven, Conn
November 16, 1683
Age 75
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)