Early Settlers of Stratford Connecticut
Transcribed by Lynn Tooley
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Stratford began to be settled in 1639, under the name of Cupheage, and became a plantation in 1640. The town records commence about 1650. The original territory of Stratford reached back from the sea 12 miles, and included the present townships of Stratford, Huntington, Monroe, Trumbull, and Bridgeport. The original proprietors of Stratford by tradition are reported to have been 17. The following large list was taken from the town records and probably was made before 1650 as William Burritt died that year.
Gridmore, Thomas Wells, John [Illigible], John Blackman, Mr. Harvee, Richard Peacock, John Quenby, Wm. Rise, Robert Burritt, William Knell, Mr. Pickett, John Brownsmayd, John Wilcockson, Wm. Butler, Richard Peak, John Fayrechild, Thomas Judson, Joseph Titerton, Daniel Groves, Philip Jecockes, Francis Crooker, William Hurd, John Boswick, Arthur Tompson, John Cooe, Robert Uffoot, Thomas Hawley, Joseph Judson, Jeremiah Sebrooks, Mr. Gregory, Henry Boothe, Richard Walkins, Mr. Curtis, Widow Sherwood, Thomas Hall, Francis Beardsly, William Curtis, John Burdsey, John Nicholas, Isaak
A List of ye Inhabitants of Stratford drawn up by the Townsmen and Recorder by Order from ye Governor & Mr. Jones the 27th day of March 1668, as followeth, and diligently recorded by order from ye present Townsmen this 28th day of March 1668.
Sherman, Mr. Fayrechild, Mr. Chauncey, Mr. Walker, Mr. Curtiss, Lt. Wm. Groves, Elder Judson, Joseph Birdsey, John, Sen. Minor, John Porter, Nathaniel Birdsey, John, Jr. Wakelyn, Henry Preston, Jehrell Knell, Mr. Brinsmayd, John, Sen. Butler, Richard Peak, Benjamin Curtiss, John Peak, John, Jr. Curtiss, John Peak, John, Jr. Wilcockson, Timothy Curtiss, Israell Bostwick, Arthur Nickolls, Caleb Beach, John Wells, John Blackman, James Pickett, John, Jr. Lane, Robert Hull, John Harger, Jabes Tittarton, Daniel Rose, Robert Clark, Robert Wilcockson, John Griffin, Hugh Harvee, Richard Hinman, Edward Tompson, John, Sr. Tompson, John, Jr. Wheeler, Moses Hall, Francis Wakeman, E. Sherman, Saml. Hawley, Joseph Hurd, Adam Tomlyson, Henry Boothe, Richard Hurd, John, Jr. Nickolls, Isaak Judson, Jeremiah Bearslye, Saml. Pickett, John, Sen. Uffoot, Thomas Clark, James Peacock, John Hurd, John, Sen. Mitchell, Mr. David Burritt, Stephen Blackman, Saml. Bearslye, John Styles, Saml. Styles, Ephraim Wheeler, John Wheeler, Obediah Washborne, Hope Sherman, Theophilus Sherman, Mathew Sherwood, Thomas's children Wells, Thomas Bearslye, Widow, ye wife of Thomas Blackman, Mrs. Titterton, Widow Bearslye, Widow, ye wife of Wm. Bearslye
Other names between 1654 & 1668 found in town records:
Gener, John, 1652 Barlow, John Bryan, Mr. Harwood, James Higbee, Edward Judson, Joshua Nichols, Stiles Quenby, Thomas Read, Wm. Beers, John Foote, Nathaniel Young, John