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Founders of the New Haven Colony

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  • Capt. John Moss (1604 - 1707)
    Biography Immigrant Cpl. John Moss, son of John Moss, born 1604 in England, died 31 March 1707, aged 103, at Wallingford, New Haven Co., Ct. John Moss, immigrant from England to Connecticut, the ancest...
  • Capt. Samuel Whitehead (1613 - 1690)
    Biographical Summary: Samuel Whitehead , Cambridge, 1635; an original proprietor at Hartford, where his home-lot before 1639 was on Main St., on what is now the south corner of Pearl and Main Streets...
  • Capt. Robert Seeley (bef.1602 - bef.1668)
    Captain Robert Seeley; b. circa 1600 England; baptized 4 Jul 1602 St. Johns, Huntington, England; m. Mary Mason 15 Dec 1626 St. Stephens, Coleman St., London; m. Mary (wid. of Walker) Manning 22 Dec 16...
  • Capt. Thomas Yale (1616 - 1683)
    grave Was a Captain. - Came to America in 1637. - He settled in the New Haven Colony and signed the Fundamental Agreement of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639. Mr. Yale came to America in 1637, with...
  • Sgt. Richard Beckley (c.1618 - 1690)
    Married first wife, unknown. Married second, FRANCES unknown, c. 1640, New Haven, Connecticut (per Torrey's NE Marriages). Children baptized in New Haven Church records, by SISTER BECKLEY, wife of RICH...

The Fundamental Agreement of the New Haven Colony was signed on June 4, 1639.
The free planters (founders of the New Haven Colony) who assented to the agreement are listed below:

  • William Andrews
  • Sgt. Richard Beckley
  • John Benham
  • Jarvis Boykin
  • William Browning
  • John Budd
  • John Chapmen
  • John Charles
  • Ezekiel Cheever
  • James Clark
  • Sgt. John Clark, of the New Haven Colony
  • John Cogswell
  • John Cooper
  • Jasper Crane
  • John Davenport
  • Jeremiah Dixion
  • Samuel Eaton
  • Theophilus Eaton
  • Nicholas Elsey
  • Timothy Ford
  • Thomas Fugill
  • Matthew Gilbert
  • Francis Hall
  • Matthias Hitchcock
  • Andrew Hull
  • Thomas Jeffries
  • William Ives
  • Thomas Kimberley
  • Benjamin Ling
  • Richard Malbon
  • Andrew Messenger
  • Capt. John Moss
  • Matthew Moulthrop
  • Francis Newman
  • Robert Newman
  • Richard Osborne
  • Edward Patteson
  • John Peacock
  • Richard Perry
  • John Ponderson
  • William Potter
  • William Preston
  • John Reader (Reeder)
  • Capt. Robert Seeley
  • George Smith of New Haven
  • William Thorpe
  • Nathaniel Turner
  • William Tuttle
  • George Ward
  • Lawrence Ward
  • Capt. Samuel Whitehead
  • Edward Wigglesworth
  • Mr. Wilkes
  • Capt. Thomas Yale

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