William Bloomfield, Hartford Founder

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Compiled by Timothy Lester Jacobs, SDFH Genealogist

WILLIAM1 BLOOMFIELD, HARTFORD FOUNDER was born abt. 1604 in England, and died bet. 01 Mar 1666/67 - 26 Feb 1667/68 in Newtown, Long Island, NY. He married (1) SARAH ______ bef. 1633 in England. She was born abt. 1609 in England, and died bef. 1639 in prob England. He married (2) ISABEL PEARCE bef. 1639. She died aft. 01 Apr 1682 in Newtown, Long Island, NY (date of will).

William Bloomfield (Blumfield) migrated for the Massachusetts Bay colony on the ship “Elizabeth” in 1634, settling first in Cambridge where he was made freeman 2 September 1635. He removed to Hartford in 1636, where in the land inventory of February 1639/40 he held fourteen parcels: one acre and three roods on which stood his dwelling house, located at the northern-most end of the road from George Steele’s to the Mill; one parcel of upland of twelve acres and two roods in the Soldier’s Field, one acre and two roods on the east side of the Great River; one acre and two roods in the South Meadow, three roods and eight perches in the Great Swamp; twenty-five acres to the east end of Hartford; four acres near Hockanum (later East Hartford); and another three acres near Hockanum. He served in the Pequot War in 1637, and was freed from training 7 March 1657/8.

He held property in Middletown in 1656 where he had a dwelling house, but had removed to New London by 1659. He then removed to Newtown, Long Island, where he died between 1 March 1666/7 and before 26 February 1667/8.

Genealogy: none known

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