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Rev. Samuel Stone

Male Bef 1602 - 1663  (> 60 years)


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  • Name Rev. Samuel Stone 
    Born Bef 30 Jul 1602  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 30 Jul 1602  Hertford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 20 Jul 1663  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I23356  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father John Stone,   b. of Hertford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother (Unknown) Rogers 
    Family ID F14042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth 
    Married Bef 25 Jul 1641  [1
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Stone,   b. Abt 1645,   d. Aft 1695  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F14041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Arrived in 1633 on the Griffin. First at Cambridge, then Hartford in 1636.

      From Wikipedia (accessed 1 Feb 2019):

      Samuel Stone was a Puritan minister and co-founder of Hartford, Connecticut.

      Stone was born in the town Hertford, in the county of Hertfordshire, England. In 1620, he left Hertford to study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, from where he graduated in 1624. He was ordained on July 8, 1626 at Peterborough and a year later became curate at Stisted, Essex. In 1633, Samuel Stone and Thomas Hooker sailed across the Atlantic on a ship named the Griffin. They arrived in Boston on the 4th of September of the same year, and a few weeks later, Samuel Stone became a Teacher of the Cambridge Church under Hooker, who was the preacher. In 1644, he became a Freeman. In 1636, Stone and Hooker led their congregation from New Towne (now Cambridge, Massachusetts) and established a new colony at House of Hope (a Dutch fort and trading post), making peace with the local Indians and renaming the town they called Saukiog as Hartford, after Stone's birthplace - they thus became the town's founding fathers.

      Stone was twice married. By his second wife, Elizabeth Allyn, whom he wed in 1641, he had four surviving children - a son Samuel and four daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Mary and Sarah. He published "A Congregational Church, a Catholike Visible Church" in London in 1642, in answer to Samuel Hudson's "Visible Catholick Church", and left two works in manuscript: a catechism and a confutation of the Antinomians. Records show that he was an active buyer and seller of land in Hartford.

      There is a statue of Samuel Stone in the centre of Hertford, Hertfordshire.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.