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Original Proprietors: Hartford, CT

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  • John Purchase (1612 - 1645)
    John Purchase was a soldier in the Pequot War under Captain Mason and received a soldier's grant in the Soldiers' Field, Hartford, for services rendered there. [Town Records, Hartford. Stuart's History...
  • Mary Speck (c.1641 - c.1692)
    Mary, m. Gerard Speck, or Spicks (q. v.), before Nov. 26, 1663 Link : Link :
  • Captain Thomas Bull (1610 - 1684)
    Thomas Bull was one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut in 1636. He was twenty-five when he arrived on the ship 'Hopewell' from England on September 11, 1635, according to the passenger list. Hi...
  • Thomas Roote, of Hartford & Northampton (1605 - 1694)
    Thomas Root , (1605-1694) came to Salem, MA 1637, settled at Hartford, in Pequot War. On 4-5-1654 he moved with his family to Northampton, MA which was known as Nonotook. He was both a farmer and a wea...
  • Mary Bettes (Bigge) (1598 - 1647)
    Mary Bigg (birth date unknown), married twice: (1)John Bridger, (2) John Betts circa 1600. John died in maybe, West Peckham, Kent, England. Mary Bigg and John Betts had the following children: Wi...

Original Proprietors Of Hartford, CT., 1636 and History of Hartford

Profile Biographical Summaries:

The link below will open a document that contains fully cited profiles for all Hartford Original Proprietors formatted correct for profile "about me" sections. You should be able to simply copy and paste the citation into each profile :) [rstebbing]

Full Profiles of Original Proprietors

Finding Aids:

List of names of the Founders of Hartford, CT.

From an obelisk in the Center Church Burial Ground, erected 1837.