Person:Benedict Alford (5)

  • HSgt. Benedict AlfordAbout 1619 - 1683
  • WJane Newton1616/17 -
m. 26 Nov 1640
  1. Jonathan Alford1645 -
  2. Benjamin Alford1647 - 1709
  3. Josiah Alford1649 - 1722
  4. Elizabeth Alford1651 - 1721
  5. Jeremiah Alvord1655 - 1709
Facts and Events
Name Sgt. Benedict Alford
Alt Name[3] Benefict Alvord
Alt Name Benedict Alvord
Gender Male
Birth? About 1619 Whitestaunton, Somerset, England
Christening? 1621 Somerset, England
Marriage 26 Nov 1640 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Jane Newton
Will[3] 30 Mar 1683
Death[1][4] 23 Apr 1683 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Probate[3] 7 May 1683 Inventory Taken

For more information go to: http://www.alfordassociation.org/GENEALOGY/gen_benedict.html

References
  1. Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1638-1925.

    "Sergt Benedick Alford dyed April 23rd 1683" (Bk I p. Forty)

  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).

    AlVORD...BENEDICT, Windsor 1637, br. prob. elder, of the preced.[Alexander] was a soldier in the Pequot war that yr. m. 26 Nov. 1640, Joan Newton, had Jonathan, b. 1 June 1645; Benjamin, 11 July 1647; Josias, 6 July 1649; Elizabeth 21 Sept. 1651; and Jeremy, 24 Dec. 1655; and d. 23 Apr. 1683. His only d. m. 20 Mar. 1672, Job Drake, and is nam. with only three brs. in the will of her f. one of the s. having d. bef. him.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1:268, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Secondary quality.

    Alvard, Benedict, Windsor. Invt. £229-03-09. Taken 7 May, 1683, by Benjamin Newbery, Daniel Clarke sen. Will dated 30 March, 1683.
    I Benedictus Alvard of Windsor do make this my last Will & Testament: After my Just Debts are payd, my wife during her Widowhood shall have the Proffitt, Use & Benefit of my Estate for her Comfortable Livelyhood ; but if she marryes, to have £30 of what Estate she shall see Cause to take, to be to her own free Dispose. To my son Jonathan I give 20 Shillings besides what formerly I have given him. To Josias Alvard, my 2nd son, £40 and the Farme that was given me by the Country. To my daughter Elizabeth Drake £5 besides what she hath already received; and a Sheep apeice to each of the Children. To my son Jeremy, after the decease of my wife, all my Houseing and Land in Windsor, together with all other my Moveable Estate in Windsor, and all other Estate that is and shall appear to be due unto me on Books, he paying out of it those Legacies as are before expressed. Also my Will is that my son Jeremy shall be Executor. Further, that my loving wife shall live with my son Jeremy, and that he shall have the Improvement and Management of it, allowing his Mother comfortable mayntenance out of it as long as she lives in this World. Benedictus X Alvard.

  4. Alvord family, in Ricker, Jacquelyn Ladd. The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut. (Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2006), 186.

    Benedict, Sgt., d. 23 Apr 1683 - Windsor VR

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield