Pomfret, a corruption of Pontefract. 1 Lt. William Pomfret, planter, Dover. A distiller in 1675, he was within reason the distiller who with Geo. Dugdale, tailor, offered himself to go to N. E. in 1622, and was at Monhegan 1624; … At Dover Neck, he bot from Thos. Johnson in 1639; in Oct. 1640 sent security to Geo. Druell, mariner, London, for passage of w. -Hosanna- and dau.; w. Rose liv. 1675. Dover continually honored him, tho James Nute told ab. his deceitful heart. Com.t.e.s.c. 1643 and often; Lt. by 1646; gr.j. 1646, 1655-6; selectm. 1647-8, 1662; town clerk 1647 to 1665 or perhaps 1670; he, Thos. Leighton and John Dam had mill priv. at Bellamy's Bank 1649; Clerk of the Writs 1657; Comr. for the town. Lic. at times, and prosec. for selling without in 1670. … In Mar. 1679 he deeded to (great) gr.s. Pomfret Whitehouse. He d. 7 Aug. 1680, leaving will proved 7 Sept. fol., not extant. Only kn. ch. Elizabeth, came with mo.; m. Dea. John Dam(2).