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Founders of the town of Southold

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  • James Haynes of Southold (c.1613 - 1653)
    The progenitor of the Hinds: family (spelled variously as Hains, Haines, Hynds, Haynes & Hindes in the records) came to America about or shortly before 1637 when first mention of him is made in Salem, ...
  • John Purrier (1593 - d.)
  • Capt. William Purrier (1591 - bef.1675)
    Did not have a daughter Sarah Hannah Purrer Purrier was born in 1599 at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. He married Alice Knight on 21 February 1622 at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Olney, Buckingha...
  • Capt. John Conklin of Southold and Huntington (1630 - 1694)
    Not the same as unknown Conklin Capt. John Conklin *Gender: Male*Birth: September 19, 1630 Nuthall, Nottinghamshire, England*Death: June 04, 1694 (63) Southold, Suffolk County, Province of New York*Pla...

Founders of the town of Southold

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Southold, Southampton, and East Hampton

New Netherland Institute - Eastern Long Island

In 1640, a group of "straitened" English pioneers left the town of Lynn in the Massachusetts Bay colony in search of land and a better life. They thought they had found it when they reached a pleasant cove on the northwestern coast of Long Island (believed to be the site of the present-day city of Oyster Bay). As far as they knew, this land fell under the patent of the English Lord Stirling, and so they entered into an agreement with the aristocrat's agent for them to found a community. What they didn't understand was that the Dutch claimed the whole of Long Island, and when news of their settlement made its way back to New Amsterdam, the director, Willem Kieft, sent a contingent of soldiers to the spot. After an altercation, the Dutch imprisoned some of the Englishmen, convincing the settlers to try another place. They moved further east, and established a community, which they named Southold-the first European settlement of what would become Suffolk County. Soon other English villages-Southampton and East Hampton-sprang up, and the English takeover of eastern Long Island was under way.


English Puritans from New Haven Colony settled in Southold on October 21, 1640. They had purchased the land in the summer of 1640 from the group of Indians related to the Pequot of New England, who lived in the territory they called Corchaug (now Cutchogue)[where?]. Settlers spelled the Indian name of what became Southold as Yennicott. In most histories Southold is reported as the first English settlement on Long Island in the future New York State. Under the leadership of the Reverend John Youngs, with Peter Hallock, the settlement consisted of the families of Barnabas Horton, John Budd, John Conklin, John Swazy, William Wells, and John Tuthill.

Founders of Town of Southold Suffolk County, Long Island, New York

Identifiable Immigrants Before 1698

  1. Booth, John
  2. Brown, Richard
  3. Budd, John
  4. Coleman, William
  5. Corwin, Mathias
  6. Glover, Charles
  7. Hallock, William
  8. Horton, Barnabas
  9. Howell, Richard
  10. Osman, Thomas
  11. Owen, George-1 of Brookhaven and John-2 of Southold
  12. Penny, John
  13. Purrier, John
  14. Swezey, John
  15. Tuthill, John
  16. Vail, Jeremiah
  17. Wells, William