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James Olmsted

Male Bef 1580 - Bef 1640  (< 59 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  James Olmsted was born before 4 Dec 1580 (son of James Olmsted and Jane Bristow); died before 28 Sep 1640 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Dec 1580, Great Leighs, Essex, England


    Came in 1632 on the Lyon. First at Cambridge, then to Hartford in 1636. An original proprietor of Hartford, he was among the "Adventurers Party" of twenty-five men led by John Steele who scouted area that would become Hartford in October 1635, before the Rev. Hooker's party departed Cambridge in May 1636. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    The research into his English origins that was published in Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America (citation details below) was supervised by his descendant Frederick Law Olmsted.

    James married Joyce Cornish on 26 Oct 1605 in Great Leighs, Essex, England. Joyce died before 21 Apr 1621; was buried on 21 Apr 1621 in Fairsted, Essex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Nicholas Olmsted was born before 15 Feb 1613; died on 31 Aug 1684.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Olmsted was born about 1550.

    James married Jane Bristow. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Jane Bristow
    1. 1. James Olmsted was born before 4 Dec 1580; died before 28 Sep 1640 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.