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Original Proprietors: Hartford, CT

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  • John Stanley (1603 - 1634)
    John Stanley and his brothers Timothy and Thomas embarked for New England in 1634/5. John died on passage and was buried at sea. John was likely a widower, as there is no mention of his wife, the mothe...
  • John Jennings, of Hartford (bef.1587 - bef.1646)
    John Gennings (Ginnings) was a proprietor “by courtesie of the town,” and his home-lot, m 1639, was on the brow of the hill now Asylum Hill, shutting on the highway on the west, on the west field on th...
  • Mary Speck (c.1641 - c.1692)
    Mary, m. Gerard Speck, or Spicks (q. v.), before Nov. 26, 1663 Link : Link :
  • Thomas Gridley (1612 - 1655)
    Biographical Summary: Thomas Gridley , Hartford, 1639, a proprietor " by courtesie of the town;" his home-lot was on the south side of the road from George Steele's to the South Meadow; was of Windso...
  • 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...

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.