Thomas Fisher, Hartford Founder

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Compiled by Timothy Lester Jacobs, SDFH Genealogist

THOMAS1 FISHER, HARTFORD FOUNDER was born abt. 1604 in England, and died 10 Aug 1638 in Dedham, MA. He married ELIZABETH ALLEN 21 Sep 1629 in Saxlingham-juxta-Mare, Norfolk, England. She was born in England, and died 14 Sep 1665 in Dedham, MA.

Thomas Fisher emigrated from Saxlingham-juxta-Mare, Norfolk, England in 1634, first settling in Cambridge where he held two parcels: in the town of one house with property of about half a rood, and in the Westend Field five acres. Although he is considered a Founder of Hartford, as he had property reserved for him there, he never went to Hartford. The land reserved for him was defaulted on and was taken by the town of Hartford, and was granted to Thomas Spencer, who sold it to William Spencer, who sold it again to Richard Church. This parcel, about one acre, was on the east side of the road from Centinel Hill to the Cow Pasture between the properties of Thomas Spencer and Zechariah Field.

Instead of removing to Hartford, Thomas Fisher relocated to Dedham, Massachusetts, where the town granted him 8 acres and one rood of Meadow. He was a carpenter, who began the construction of the meeting-house in Dedham, but he died on 10 August 1638, before it was finished.

Genealogy: none known

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