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Capt. William Rosewell

Male - 1696


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  • Name William Rosewell 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 19 Jul 1694  [1
    Died 1696  [2
    Person ID I18754  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Children 
    +1. Richard Rosewell,   b. Abt 1652, of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1702, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "William (Roswell), Branford, merch. rem. to Charlestown, there was inhab. 1658, and Frothingham, 145, says, m. 29 Nov. 1654 (tho. judge Smith of Guilford makes the date many yrs. later, and perhaps is should be, by ten yrs. nearly), Catharine, d. of Hon. Richard Russell of that place, but rem. soon aft. to Branford, where he, in Jan. 1668, partook in the new combinat. for ch. aft. withdrawal of Rev. Abraham Pierson to New Jersey, and very soon rem. to New Haven, and was active in business, sent in 1673 to the Dutch, after they had retaken New York, to inqu. a. their further purpose, named capt. of the horse in Philip's war, but declined to accept, was a judge of the Co. bef. during, and aft. the usurp. of Andros, but turned out in 1690; and in 1692, with Edward Palmes and Gershom Bulkley, oppos. the Charter gov. and d. 19 Jul 1694, aged 64, as the gr. st. tells, and his wid. d. 1698." [A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S468] A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage. Boston: Little, Brown, 1860-64.

    2. [S185] Families of Ancient New Haven, originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vols. I-VIII, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932.