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Henry Wolcott

Male 1610 - 1680  (69 years)


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  • Name Henry Wolcott  [1
    Born 21 Nov 1610  Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jul 1680  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 13 Jul 1680  [2
    Person ID I18181  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 

    Father Henry Wolcott,   b. Bef 6 Sep 1578, Tolland, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1655, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Saunders,   b. 1584, Lidyard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1655, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1606  Lidyard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F11077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Newberry,   b. 10 Apr 1620, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1684, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1641  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. John Wolcott,   b. 28 Feb 1645, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1712, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated with his parents in 1630; admitted a freeman at Boston 1 Apr 1634, and moved with his parents to Windsor in 1636. He was a farmer and an importer. His apple orchards were among the largest in Connecticut.

      Served in the House of Deputies 1655, 1660, and 1661, and in the House of Magistrates from 1662 to his death. Served on the Governor's War Council in 1675 and 1676.

      At the time of his death, he had a "servant" named Cyrus valued at 30 pounds. Cyrus was possibly a slave, and if so, would have been the first known of in Connecticut.

  • Sources 
    1. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    2. [S2420] Wolcott Immigrants and Their Early Descendants (The First Six Generations), by John Benjamin Wolcott and Charles V. Waid. Society of Descendants of Henry Wolcott, 2002.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.