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(1) He resided in Windsor, Conn., until the spring of 1669, when he removed to Massacoe, now Simsbury, and settled in Weatogue. Mr. Case was appointed constable for Massacoe, by the General Court, October 14, 1669, being the first person that ever held office at that place. He represented his town at the General Court in 1670, and several times afterwards.

(2) John Case, founder of the American branch of the Case family, was a native of England, and emigrated to America in the early settlement of the colonies, coming to Windsor from the old family home at Aylesham, England, where many of them now reside. They were a noted family as far back as the time of Oliver Cromwell. and accumulated fortunes by furnishing leather for his army, being tanners and farmers. John Case remained in Windsor until the spring of 1669, when he removed to Simsbury, and settled at Weatogue. He was elected the first constable of Simsbury, October 14, 1669, and about 1672 represented the town at the general court or assembly. He was a landowner and farmer, and a prominent citizen. (Source: The Cases of Granville, Ohio and Allied Families by Mary Case Amner 609 Woodside Drive Kent, Ohio 1983)

(3) John Case, the immigrant ancestor of this line of Cases was born in England, probably Aylesham in Norfolk in 1616 - the year that William Shakespeare died. He arrived in New England in 1635, settled first in Hartford, Conn. and then moved to New Town Long Island for several years. He returned to Windsor, Conn. in 1656 and married there. He was one of the original company of twenty with grants of land on the Farmington River. The settlement was then known as Massacoe, now Simsbury, Conn. John was appointed Constable by the General Court in Hartford in 1669, the the first office holder in the town. Being Constable meant that he had the responsibility for maintaining peace in the community, of enforcing orders from higher colonial officials, and for conducting town meetings. He represented the town in the General Assembly from 1670 - 1675, an again in 1691.

He became a large landowner and farmer. His will showed that he owned 17 parcels of land , a corn mill, and a saw mill. An inventory of his personal possessions was three pages long and enumerated among other things, pewter articles, linselycloth, tobacco, guns, a Bible and other divinity books.

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Individual:

He resided in Windsor, Conn., until the spring of 1669, when he removed

to Massacoe, (now Si m sbury,) and settled in Weatogue.

Mr. Case was appointed constable for Massacoe, by the General Court,

October 14, 1669, being

the first person that ever held office at that place. He represented his

town at the Gener a l Court in

1670, and several times afterwards.


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(I) John Case, founder of the American branch of the Case family, was a

native of England, a n d emigrated to America in the early settlement of

the colonies, coming to Windsor from th e ol d family home at Aylesham,

England, where many of them now reside. They were a noted fam ily a s far

back as the time of Oliver Cromwell. and accumulated fortunes by

furnishing leath er fo r his army, being

tanners and farmers. John Case remained in Windsor until the spring of

1669, when he remov e d to Simsbury, and settled at Weatogue. He was

elected the first constable of Simsbury, Oct ob er 14, 1669, and about

1672 represented the town at the general court or assembly. He wa s a l

andowner and farmer, and a prominent citizen.

Source of Information: The Cases of Granville, Ohio and allied Families

By Mary Case Amne r 6 09 Woodside Drive Kent, Ohio 1983

! John Case, the immigrant ancestor of this line of Cases was born in

England, probably Ayl e sham in Norfolk in 1616 - the year that William

Shakespeare died. He arrived in New Englan d i n 1635, settled first in

Hartford, Conn. and then moved to New Town Long Island for sever al y

ears. He returned to Windsor, Conn. in 1656 and married there. He was one

of the origin al co mpany of twenty with grants of land on the

Farmington River. The settlement was then k nown a s Massacoe, now

Simsburry, Conn. John was appointed Constable by the General Court i n

Hartfor d in 1669, the the first office holder in the town. Being

Constable ment that he ha d the resp onsibility for maintaining peace in

the community, of enforcing orders from highe r colonial o fficials, and

for conducting town meetings. He represented the town in the Gener al

Assemble y from 1670 - 1675, an again in 1691.

!He became a large landowner and farmer. His will showed that he owned 17

parcels of lan d , a corn mill, and a saw mill. An inventory of his

personal possessions was three pages lo n g and enumerated among other

things, pewter articles, linselycloth, tobacco, guns, a Bibl e an d other

divinity books.

More About JOHN CASE:

Fact 1: Abt. 1639, From England to Southold, Long Island, New York76

Fact 2: 1656, New London, New London County, Connecticut77

Fact 3: 1657, Removed to Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut77

Fact 4: Bef. 1669, Removed to Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut77

Fact 5: 1669, Constable, Simsbury, Connecticut77

Fact 6: 1670, Representative several years to General Court for Simsbury77

Ref: 76. FrV 90-91;

Ref: 77. Sav 1:345

!NOTE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R); ; Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998; ; , ABBR Ancestral File (R)

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