Person:Francis Stiles (2)

Francis Stiles
d.aft 2 Mar 1653/54
m. bef 1591
  1. Mary Stiles1591 -
  2. Henry Stiles1593 - 1651
  3. John Stiles1595 - 1662
  4. Christopher Stiles1600 -
  5. Francis Stiles1602 - aft 1653/54
  6. Joan Stiles1604/05 -
  7. Elizabeth Stiles1607 -
  8. Thomas Stiles1612/13 -
  • HFrancis Stiles1602 - aft 1653/54
  • WSarah Unknownbef 1616 - 1682/83
m. bef 1636
  1. Hannah Stilesest 1636 - bef 1677
  2. Unknown Stilesest 1638 -
  3. Lieutenant Samuel Stilesest 1640 - 1726/27
  4. Mary Stilesest 1642 -
  5. Ephraim Stiles1645 - 1714
  6. Benjamin Stiles1651 - 1711
  7. Thomas Stilesest 1653 - bef 1683
Facts and Events
Name[1] Francis Stiles
Gender Male
Christening[1] 1 Aug 1602 Millbrook, Bedfordshire, England
Emigration[1] 1635 On the Christian.
Residence[1] 1635 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Marriage bef 1636 to Sarah Unknown
Other[1] 8 Feb 1640/41 Admitted freeman of Connecticut.
Residence[1] bef 1647 Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Residence[1] bef 1653 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Occupation[1] Carpenter
Death[1] aft 2 Mar 1653/54

Francis' parents died when he was a young man, and he moved to London where he became a carpenter. He attracted the attention of Richard Saltonstall, who funded a group led by Francis that sailed on the Christian and settled at Windsor. The party included his brothers John, Henry, and Thomas.

In Windsor, he built houses for several settlers, getting involved in a lawsuit over one of them. He was admitted a freeman at Windsor on Sept. 10, 1640. At some point he removed from Windsor to Saybrook by 1647 and on to Stratford by 1653..

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Francis Stiles, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 6:513-21.

    ORIGIN: London [Nutmegger 13:380-83].
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the Christian (on 16 March 1634/5, "Francis Stiles," aged 35, was enrolled at London as a passenger for New England on the Christian [Hotten 42].
    OCCUPATION: Carpenter. On 11 December 1623, Hugh Standish of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters presented "Francys Styles son of Thomas Stiles of Milbrook in County Bedford, carpenter, deceased," to be his apprentice [Nutmegger 13:380]. On 11 May 1631, "Francis Styles" was made free of the company [Nutmegger 13:380-81]
    FREEMAN: On 8 February 1640/1, "Frances Styles of Windsor" was admitted freeman of Connecticut [CCCR 1:62].
    BIRTH: Baptized Millbrook, Bedfordshire, 1 August 1602, son of Thomas Stiles (aged 35 on 16 March 1634.5 [Hotten 42].
    DEATH: After 2 March 1653/4 [RPCC 124].

The Christian (1635)
The Christian sailed to Boston, then up the Connecticut River to Windsor. Among its passengers were young men paid by Sir Richard Saltonstall to build houses at Windsor for future settlers (led by Francis Stiles).
Sailed: 16 Mar 1634/5 from London, England under Master John White
Arrived: 15 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts, then sailed on to Windsor.

Passengers:
~27
Francis Stiles - Tho: Bassett - Tho: Stiles - Tho: Barber - James Busket - Tho: Coop? - Jo:Dwyer - Jo: Harris - James Horwood - Jo: Reeves - Tho: Ffoulfoot - Edward Preston - Jo: Cribb - George Chappell - Robert Robinson - Edward Patteson - ffrancis Marshall - Ricd. Heylie - Tho: Halford - Tho: Haukesworth - Jo: Stiles - Henrie Stiles - Jane Morden - Joan Stiles - Henry Stiles 3yr. - Jo: Stiles 9mo. - Rachell Stiles 28

Resources: Passenger List at Winthrop Society Founders of New England


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