“Colonial Connecticut Records 1636-1776,” 2016. “Exhibit: Liberties & Legends,” 2016. The first four numbered sections go only through the surname Danielson, however, and in 1856 he jumped ahead to the letter H with A Family Record of the Descendants of Sergt. University of Connecticut Libraries, Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. “Research Guide to Colonial Witchcraft Trial Materials,” 2016. &c collected from the state and town records by R.R. P.P.S. While generally focused on the seventeenth century, they mention occasional events in the eighteenth century. And also a valuable addition to the NEW ENGLAND GHSociety’s proprietary databases. “Treaty of Hartford,” September 21, 1638. The first permanent settlers in Connecticut were English colonists who moved with Thomas Hooker from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1633. He has written several articles in American Ancestors, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and The Mayflower Descendant. Here’s a positive idea for more hard work, rather than being engaged in one more re-packaging of something that should have been superseded a long time ago, which is derived from what you wrote above: “The Hinman-Titus-Child Genealogical Dictionary of Settlers of Connecticut to 1775,” citiable in Anderson-fashion as GDSC. Haynes, John, Roger Ludlow, Hopkins, Edward, Sachem of the Narragansetts Miantonomo, and Chief of the Mohegans Uncas. The colonists did eventually allow themselves to be absorbed by a larger colony … The "First Adventurers" and the later settlers from Watertown would likely have traveled along the Old Connecticut Path in 1634 and following years. From 1636 to 1637, the Pequot War was fought between the settlers in Connecticut and the Pequot people. Government Printing Office. History of Early Hartford. “Transcript of the Charter of the Colony of Connecticut, 1662,” 2016. The Connecticut Colony grew over the years and by the middle of the 17th century incorporated Fairfield, Farmington, Middletown, New London, Norwalk, Saybrook and Stratford. Get ALL the NE states covered. 1636 - The Pequot War begins. By the end of the war, the Pequots were decimated. You’ve been “all-in” on your “bliss”, a good thing to see, and a hard worker and may the rewards flow. Hinman, John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton, an English merchant, visited Massachusetts in … From 1656 Connecticut placed upon her common seal, vines to represent her towns. (That there IS such a collection is actually real news to me. https://connecticuthistory.org/eras/colonization-and-settlement It was organized on March 3, 1636 as a settlement for a Puritan congregation. Ripley, (see also Samuel Abbe). Keep at it! So if actual hard-copy publication is considered too pricey (and given how the GM stuff sells, I can’t believe that), then go this route, using, perhaps, Anderson’s GM Directory format as detailed in the same Spring 2015 issue. And this excerpt from your Hinman introduction demonstrates also the skill in analysis and presentation you’ve achieved. Connecticut State Library Digital Collections. 5.” Then Hinman abandoned the second catalogue project. This, in turn, created a good relationship between the two. “Guide to Connecticut’s Colonial Censuses,” 2017. Thanks for the article. The settlers were one of the first colonists to treat the Native Americans honestly and justly. At first there were three for the original towns. This work was certainly Hinman’s attempt at a more straightforward dictionary of families in Connecticut, with many families being brought down nearly to the present time (although with no sources). In 1662, Governor John Winthrop Jr. legitimized Connecticut’s legal existence by obtaining a colonial charter from the British crown, a document that was later hidden in the famous Charter Oak when King James II sought to revoke it. Do the corrections as necessary as sub-sections in smaller font. The first permanent settlers in Connecticut were English colonists who moved with Thomas Hooker from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1633. The gentry were the elite with the most powers and the slaves were on the bottom rung of society.1 Religion played a monumental role in the social structure of the colony.Puritanism was the dominant religion in Connecticut Colony. 1636 - Thomas Hooker founded the Colony of Connecticut at the city of Hartford. So he wanted to set up a colony with strict limitations on government. Initially, settlers from Plymouth Colony bought land on the west side of the Connecticut River from the local Podunk Indians, and had a small group establish a settlement (in the area that would later become Windsor) in September 1633, at the junction of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers. [3] Such a dictionary was not completed for Connecticut, but Royal Ralph Hinman had made an earlier attempt in the mid-nineteenth century which can serve as an initial reference when researching seventeenth-century families of Connecticut. He has been a member of NEHGS since the age of eleven. By the time white settlers arrived in Connecticut in the early 17th century, Native Americans had inhabited the area for thousands of years; indeed, it was the Algonquin word for “long tidal river,” quinnetukut, that gave the colony (and later the state) its name. Museum of Connecticut History, Connecticut State Library. Though some of its settlers were there in 1650. With the arrival of warmer weather other settlers, many also from Watertown, arrived from Massachusetts Bay. The remainder of this volume includes lists generally relating to Connecticut: for example, a short piece on chimney viewers; town-centric lists relating to first settlers of Windsor, Hartford, Wethersfield, and Enfield; a list of Mayflower passengers; a transcription of the tobacco law of Connecticut in 1647; and a list of officers of the first general court. “New England’s Other Witch-Hunt: The Hartford Witch-Hunt of the 1660s and Changing Patterns in Witchcraft Prosecution.”, Connecticut Historical Society and Connecticut History Illustrated, Lion Gardiner Helps to Fortify Early Old Saybrook, Eleazar Wheelock: Preacher, Dartmouth College Founder, A Separate Place: The New Haven Colony, 1638-1665, Amy Johnson: A Mohegan Woman Who Survived Colonialism, Hiding the Charter: Images of Joseph Wadsworth’s Legendary Action, Thomas Hooker: Connecticut’s Founding Father. On the fifth page of the first revision of the laws of the colony made in 1672, and published at Cambridge, Mass., in 1673, the seal has fifteen vines. Because if the Society — and YOU — don’t do this, perhaps Cambridge U. P. will get around to it in its own way as another Companion volume in that series–they’ve just about exhausted the meaningful New England literati. Connecticut State Library. The Connecticut Colony was founded in 1636 by a colonist named Thomas Hooker. 1701 - Yale University is founded in New Haven. He moved from Hartford to New York City and died in 1868. “The Avalon Project: Fundamental Agreement, or Original Constitution of the Colony of New Haven, June 4, 1639.” Yale Law School, 2016. 1662 - The Connecticut Colony receives the Royal Charter from the King of England. Definitely a collection in which at least background to a New Haven 1831 marriage (between Charlotte Wallis Tucker and Henry Newton Quiner) I will need to review.). Hinman, Church, Benjamin, Thomas Church, and Samuel Gardner Drake. A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut is Hinman’s “first attempt” at such a catalogue. It was organized on March 3, 1636 as a settlement for a Puritan congregation, and the English permanently gained control of the region in 1637 after struggles with the Dutch. 1776 - Nathan Hale is hung by the British for spying. I see from the just-arrived-to-my-mailbox copy American Ancestors that the Society is developing Scott Bartley’s Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 as a proprietary database. Then you can move onto New York and the little “New Englands” of Long Island and northern New Jersey. Tinker, John. Hey, Ralph and Brent bought my 2000 idea to turn the manuscript collection guidebook into a saleable publication, so why not this? Many believe that this written Constitution would become the basis for the later United States Constitution. It was published serially in five numbers beginning in 1846 and ending before 1852. The New Haven Colony The Rev. It was published serially in five numbers beginning in 1846 and ending before 1852. Very helpful! Haynes, John, Edward Hopkins, Roger Ludlow, Miantonomo, and Uncas. Edward Hinman, which is paginated as if it is a continuation and labeled “No. It took more than 250 years for all of Connecticut’s towns to be establish ed! Many early Connecticut settlers left Massachusetts in search of political and religious freedom. Which led to the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, which was one of the first democratic constitutions that established a representative government. In 1852, Hinman started publishing a similarly-titled volume, A Catalogue of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut (the only difference being his replacement of the word First with Early). In May of 1636, he led 100 settlers to Hartford, Connecticut. A catalogue of the names of the early Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut : with the time of their arrival in the country and colony : their standing in society, place of residence, condition in life, where from, business, &c., as far as is found on record collected from records by Hinman, R. R. (Royal Ralph), 1785-1868 Two overall lists are given in this volume, “First Settlers of the Colony,” from pages 12 to 109 (going from A–Y), with an appendix (pages 110 to 159) containing additions and corrections. The Connecticut Colony grew over the years and by the middle of the 17th century incorporated Fairfield, Farmington, Middletown, New London, Norwalk, Saybrook and Stratford. Some of the early records call the town Norrwake, and some early records call Norwich, Norridge. Woodward, Walter William. All of this occurred as America drew inspiration for reform from the Great Awakening and committed greater resources to education and religious instruction through the founding of such institutions as Yale College. He is the co-editor of The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton (NEHGS, 2011), co-author of The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts (Newbury Street Press, 2011) and Ancestors and Descendants of George Rufus and Alice Nelson Pratt (Newbury Street Press, 2013), and author of The Nelson Family of Rowley, Massachusetts (Newbury Street Press, 2014). The arrival of Europeans to Connecticut shores drastically altered the region’s physical and cultural landscape. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Together, these lists serve as a reference to all of Connecticut. In the spring of 1636, several waves of settlers from Massachusetts Bay returned to populate what became the three river towns of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield that joined together to form a colony. But the earlier work, his first attempt, with lists for the entire alphabet, is our best general reference for early Connecticut genealogy. Adapted from the foreword to Hinman’s First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut. On the fifth page of the first revision of the laws of the colony made in 1672, and published at Cambridge, Mass., in 1673, the seal has fifteen vines. A catalogue of the names of the first Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut; with the time of their arrival in the colony and their standing in society, together with their place of residence, as far as can be discovered by the records. With them came their Puritan background. The Connecticut Colony or Colony of Connecticut, originally known as the Connecticut River Colony or simply the River Colony, was an English colony in New England which became the state of Connecticut.It was organized on March 3, 1636 as a settlement for a Puritan congregation, and the English permanently gained control of the region in 1637 after struggles with the Dutch. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t5q81ng7b;view=1up;seq=1. From 1656 Connecticut placed upon her common seal, vines to represent her towns. “Map - Plan of the Pequot Country and Testimony of Uncas, Casasinomon, and Wesawegun.” Manuscript Map - Photostatic Copy. in history from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is the first of the name found in the colony, and was probably the ancestor of those of the name in Connecticut. Become Top Dog of Your Scholarly Generation fer shure. 1639 - The first written democratic constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted; 1662 - The Connecticut Colony receives the Royal Charter from the King of England. However, it was not until 1636 that these towns had joined together to make the colony of Connecticut. The founders of the Connecticut colony were Thomas Hooker and Governor John Haynes of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Saybrook Colony was an English colony established in late 1635 at the mouth of the Connecticut River in present-day Old Saybrook, Connecticut by John Winthrop, the Younger, son of John Winthrop, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.Winthrop the Younger was designated Governor by the original settlers, including Colonel George Fenwick and Captain Lion Gardiner. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In 1639, the colony adopted a set of laws called the Fundamental Orders, based on the idea that government should be rooted in the consent of the people being governed. 1775 - Connecticut militiamen fight at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Co-sponsorships with various CT societies can be sought for subsidized funding, but really, in the end, this will be a MUST HAVE for all serious genealogists and gen-libraries. And the Society has done nothing with this? Learn how your comment data is processed. “Founding Documents of Connecticut - Warwick Patent Copy by John Winthrop, Jr., 1662, with Transcript,” 2016. They were Puritans from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It took more than 250 years for all of Connecticut’s towns to be establish ed! Hartford, CT: Connecticut State Library, 1662. History of Early Hartford. [4] Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting, January 4, 1888, p. 26. View all posts by Christopher C. Child →, The first settlers of Connecticut, although probably an interesting read when I have time, did not pertain to my immediate research. The New Haven colonists protested their incorporation into the more liberal Connecticut until 1665 when they reluctantly agreed to the merge. Now there’s a best-seller, a real “good for 100 years” of being THE reference point in Connecticut history and genealogy. However, the colony was not chartered and many of the competing colonies tried to absorb New Haven. More about Pre-Colonization and Settlement Up Through 1763. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Once you go to their home page, do a search and you will be taken to The New Haven Colony The Rev. “The Indian & Colonial Research Center,” 2016. Because sources are generally not given, the researcher needs to infer the primary records Hinman consulted – probably original state and town records that he had immediate access to, having lived in Hartford and served as the Secretary of State of Connecticut from 1835 to 1842. The name Connecticut was derived from an Indian word meaning 'river whose water is driven by tides or winds'. The Connecticut Colony or Colony of Connecticut, originally known as the Connecticut River Colony or simply the River Colony, was an English colony in New England which became the state of Connecticut. Connecticut Colony had four distinct classes: the gentry, the middle class, the indentured servants, and the slaves. Along with Windsor and Hartford, Wethersfield is thought by some to be represented by one of the three grapevines on the Connecticut state flag signifying the state's three oldest settlements. In 1639, the colony adopted a set of laws called the Fundamental Orders, based on the idea that government should be rooted in the consent of the people being governed. His papers were given to NEHGS and organized by Anson Titus into eleven large folio volumes, which contain valuable information “obtained from manuscripts since lost, and some of it from the recollection of persons now dead.”[4]. Thanks! Will pay for itself. I assume that many of these migrated closer to the present New York area to exercise those freedoms that were denied to these Connecticut Puritan settlers —- such as religious freedom or even to dress without strict oversight. In fact, I wear these colonial clothes to remind you of our proud past, and all that has gone into making our state what it is today. &c collected from the state and town records by R.R. The towns of Wethersfield, Hartford, and Windsor adopt the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. A catalogue of the names of the early Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut : with the time of their arrival in the country and colony : their standing in society, place of residence, condition in life, where from, business, &c., as far as is found on record collected from records by … The colony had begun in 1635, where settlers were moving in and starting small towns. Hey, Brent, Ryan, Go For It. State of Connecticut. A catalogue of the names of the first Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut; with the time of their arrival in the colony and their standing in society, together with their place of residence, as far as can be discovered by the records. Under the influence of Thomas Hooker, who was a Puritan minister, the settlers passed the “Fundamental Orders of Connecticut”. The General Court of Connecticut Colony, gave Nathaniel, Eli, and others, an order of settlement, in 1650, and in Sept., 1651, incorporated the town. News. Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776. “LARGE FOLIO VOLUMES” of material that Himan collected and Titus organized and likely amended in areas, too. And it is all to hand as: The Society has eleven (11!!!!!) The following year he and some companions built temporary housing and passed the winter at Wethersfield. Connecticut’s 169 towns didn’t happen all at once. On May 31, 1638, exactly two years after he had set out from Newtown, Hooker delivered a sermon containing his vision of how the recently named Hartford should govern itself. Just 15 years later, settlers began leaving the Massachusetts Bay Colony for a fresh start in Connecticut. Otherwise, I would not have known about the Pioneers of MA. “The Magus as Mediator: Witchcraft, Alchemy, and Authority in the Connecticut Witch-Hunt of the 1660s.” In, Woodward, Walter William. Let me second that kudo. 1701 - … By the time white settlers arrived in Connecticut in the early 17th century, Native Americans had inhabited the area for thousands of years; indeed, it was the Algonquin word for “long tidal river,” quinnetukut, that gave the colony (and later the state) its name. Learn more about the programs of CT Humanities! The General Court of Connecticut Colony, gave Nathaniel, Eli, and others, an order of settlement, in 1650, and in Sept., 1651, incorporated the town. 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