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About William Westwood
A 1st settler of Hartford and Hadley and one of the wealthiest.
William Westwood, born about 1606; a power of attorney from his daughter, Mrs. Cook, and her husband (1707), describes him as "formerly dwelling in the country of Essex" in the kingdom of England, Husbandman alias Yeoman." He actually came from Ipswich in Suffolk, England. He travelled to British North America (BNA) aboard the ship" Francis ". The ship sailed from the port of Ipswich, in Suffolk,England; embarked the April,1634 (a. 28), with wife, Bridget (a, M). Settled originally in Cambridge; freeman, Massachusetts. March 4, 1635; sworn "constable of the plantations at Connecticut, Sept 3,1635; one of the committee for ordering affairs at Connecticut, March, 1635-6; at the first court, April 26, 1636, and in every one following, until March, 1637. He was an original proprietor of Hartford, and his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of the "road from Little River to North Meadow," now Front St. He was chosen townsman, 1640,1647, 1653; deputy, 1642-1649; again in 1651 and 1652, and October 1656. He signed the agreement to remove to Hadley, where he held a prominent place among the first settlers, and was one of the first townsmen chosen; he died in Hadley, April 9, 1669, age about 63. His widow, Bridget, died May 12, 1676, age about 74.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 268. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books