Person:William Thrall (1)

  1. William ThrallABT 1606 - 1679
m. 1632
  1. Phillury Thrall - 1698
  2. Timothy Thrall1641 - 1697
  3. David Thrallabt 1643 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Thrall
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1606 Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 1632 Of, Hartford, CT.to Elizabeth Unknown
Burial? AUG 1679 Windsor, Connecticut
Other? 73, Age at Death
Death? 3 AUG 1679 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

William came to Windsor before the Pequot War, in which he was a soldier. Land was granted to him in 1640 in the vicinity of "the Old Mill." In 1646 he and Robert Wilson bought out Simon Hoyte in Hoyte's Meadow. The Court exempted him from the duty of "watch and ward," so that he might be at home nights with his family. His son Timothy succeeded him , "and some of the Thralls have ever since resided in this meadow." [A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, see sources.] He died August 3rd, a Sabbath day, 1679, at the age of 73. Old Goode Thrall, probably Timothy's wife, died 30 July, 1676.


References
  1. Hosford, Henry Hallock. Ye Horseforde Booke: Horsford-Hosford families in the United States of America. (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Cleveland, Ohio: Tower Press, 1936).
  2.   A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, compiled by Chaorles William Manwaring, Vo "THRALL (Thrale, Thrail, Trall), CONC: l I, Hartford District, 1635-1700 Hartford, Conn: R.S. Peck & Co., 1904), 761.

    William, came to W[indsor] before the Peq. War, in which he was a soldier from W[indsor]. Ld. gr. 1640 (see p. 167, Vol. I); res. in vicinity of the Old Mill. In 1646 he and Robert Wilson bought out Simon Hoyte in Hoyte's Meadow, where he liv ed alone with his family serveral years, the Court exempting him from the duty of "watch an d ward," so that he might be at home nights with his family. His son Timothy successded him , and some of the Thralls have ever since res. in this meadow. He d. "Aug the 3rd, Sabbath d ay, 1679, 73 old." --O.C.R. "Old Goode Thrall," prob. his wife, d. 30 July, 1676." p. 761

  3.   Www.thrale.com.

    Has a great deal of information on William Thrall - his family in the colonies, and where he was born

  4.   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), 4:293-294.

    WILLIAM, Windsor, among the first sett. yet it does not seem certain that he was ever of Dorchester, but he serv. in the Pequot war, had only two ch. b. at W. Timothy, July 1641; and Philippa, prob. earlier, for she m. 5 Nov. 1657, John Hosford. "Old goody Thrall d. 30 July 1676," says he rec. and he was a. 72 yrs old when he made his will, Dec. 1678, and d. 3 Aug. foll.

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