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Briefly, about the founding of Connecticut, it was established as a retreat for Puritan Nobleman by the Earl of Warwick, via King Charles. The name Puritan has been misinterpreted over the centuries. The Puritans were just basically even more anti-catholic than the average Brit during this period, and Queen Elizabeth, and later King James found their beliefs a little too radical at the time to be politically acceptable. They were having enough problems at the time just breaking away from the Catholic Church and establishing a more moderate alternative.

Roger_Ludlow “Roger Ludlow (1590-1664) was one of the founders of the Colony of Connecticut. He was born in March 1590 in Dinton, Wiltshire, England. Roger was the second son of Sir Thomas Ludlow of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire (Maiden Bradley is today the home of John Michael Seymour, Duke of Somerset) and Jane Pyle, sister of Sir Gabriel Pyle. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford in 1609 or 1610, and was admitted to the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1612.”

According to the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford website

The Founders of Hartford


“Here are the 163 men and women listed in the Book of Distribution of Land as being those who settled in Hartford before February 1640. Their names are on a monument in Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground.

Jeremy Adams William Gibbons John Pierce
Matthew Allyn Deacon Richard Goodman Thomas Porter
Francis Andrews Elder William Goodwin Stephen Post
William Andrews Ozias Goodwin John Pratt
John Arnold Seth Grant William Pratt
Andrew Bacon George Grave John Purchas (Purkas)
John Barnard Bartholomew Greene Nathaniel Richards
Thomas Barnes Samuel Greenhill Thomas Richards
Robert Bartlett Thomas Gridley Richard Risley (Wrigley)
John Baysey Samuel Hale (Hales) Thomas Root
Thomas Beale Thomas Hale William Ruscoe (Reskoe, Rescue)
Nathaniel Bearding John Hall Nathaniel Ruscoe
Mary Betts Stephen Hart John Sable (Savell, Sables)
John Bidwell William Hayden Thomas Scott
Richard Billing Hon. John Haynes Thomas Selden
Thomas Birchwood Rev. John Higginson Richard Seymour
Peter Blachford William Hills John Skinner
Thomas Blackley John Holloway Arthur Smith
Thomas Bliss, Sr. William Holton Giles Smith
Thomas Bliss, Jr. Rev. Thomas Hooker Sergeant Thomas Spencer
William Blumfield Governor Edward Hopkins William Spencer
James Bridgeman John Hopkins John Stanley
John Bronson Thomas Hosmer Thomas Stanley
Richard Bronson George Hubbard Timothy Stanley
Capt. Thomas Bull Thomas Hungerford Thomas Stanton
Thomas Bunce William Hyde Deacon Edward Stebbins (Stebbin)
Benjamin Burr Jonathan Ince George Steele
Deacon Richard Butler Thomas Judd John Steele
William Butler Ralph Keeler George Stocking
Clement Chaplin Nathaniel Kellogg John Stone
Mss. Dorothy Chester William Kelsey Rev. Samuel Stone
Richard Church Edward Lay John Talcott
John Clarke William Lewis, Sen. Thomas Thompson
Nicholas Clarke Captain Richard Lord Thomas Upson
William Clarke Thomas Lord Robert Wade
James Cole Thomas Lord, Jr. William Wadsworth
Sgt. William Cornwell Richard Lyman Henry Wakeley (Walkley)
John Crow John Marsh James Wakeley
Captain John Cullick Matthew Marvin Samuel Wakeman
Philip Davis Reinold Marvin Nathaniel Ward
Fulke Davy John Maynard Andrew Warner
Robert Day John Moody John Warner
Nicholas Desborough John Morris (Morrice) Richard Watts
Deacon Joseph Easton Benjamin Munn Richard Webb
William Edwards Thomas Munson John Webster
Edward Elmer Joseph Mygatt Governor Thomas Welles
Nathaniel Ely Thomas Olcott William Westley
James Ensign (Ensigg) James Olmsted (Holmsted) William Westwood
Zachary Field Dr John Olmsted Elder John White
Thomas Fisher Capt. Richard Olmsted Samuel Whitehead
John Friend William Pantry (Peyntre) Major William Whiting
Samuel Gardner William Parker John Wilcock (Wilcox)
Daniel Garret Deacon Paul Peck Gregory Wolterton (Wilterton)
John Gennings William Phillips Thomas Woodford
Governor George Wyllys
book/hartford.txt · Last modified: 2013/05/19 12:31 by jims