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leav. Eng. but possib. came over in 1633 with their agent or gov.
Thomas Wiggin, whose w. I think was his sis. as in his will he gives to
her and ea. of her ch. decent legacies. Indeed we kn. not from what
part of Mass. he went, but prob. from Cambridge, since other promin.
persons rem. thence that yr. and he in 1637 was one of the first ho. of
reps. in 1641 an Assist. and treasr. of the Col. from 1643 to his d. in
1647, when he was call. major. Yet he was mak. voyages oft. certain.
in anticipat. of one, made his will 20 Mar. 1643 (in wh. he calls
his s. William less than 21 yrs. of age, and so, when draw. codic. 2 Apr.
1646), but it may have been only to the Delaware riv. where he maintain,
trad.-ho. as also at Westfield, addit. to that will was declar. 24 July
1647, soon after wh. he d. for his wid. had admin. 2 Sept. foll. We kn.
not dates of b. of any one of the five ch. nam. in that will, the two bef.
ment. and Samuel, of wh. however we never hear more, Sarah, who m.
first , Jacob Mygatt, near the end of 1654, and in 1683, John King, or
Mary, who m. 3 Aug. 1664, Rev. Nathaniel Collins of Middletown; but
of Joseph, ment. in the first codic. we learn from Goodwin, that he was
b. 2 Oct. 1645; and ano. s. was b. posthum. as we learn from the order
of Ct. in Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 495, but of him no more is told. His
wid. m. 1650, Samuel Fitch of H. and next m. Alexander Bryan of
Milford, but d. bef. him, at the ho. of her d. Collins, and was bur. at
Middletown, 8 July 1673. WILLIAM, Hartford, eldest s. of the preced.
b. prob. in Eng. went home perhaps, bef. m. was a merch. in London,
honor. by the Assembl. of Conn. in 1686, as their agent to present
addr. to the throne a. their charter, and was thank. for this good serv. d.
in 1699, leav. Joseph his s. to admin. his est. * WILLIAM, Hartford, s.
of John of the same, was capt. major, col. of the troops in the old (or
Queen Ann's) French war, sheriff of the Col. 1722; m. 6 Oct. 1686,
Mary, d. of col. John Allyn, had Mary, b. 1 Apr. 1688; Charles, 5
July 1692; and William, 15 Feb. 1694. His w. d. 14 Dec. 1724; and
he rem. to Newport, there prob. d. In suffk. Emigrants, a tract of
great research, print. by Mr. Hunter in 3 Mass. Hist. coll. X. 171, he
thinks that the fam. sprung from Boxford in that Co. of wh. may be
count. prob. the Hartford and Dedham stocks, should incl. even the Rev.
Samuel, tho. he certain, was last from Co. Line Boston in that sh. had
furnish, many of our planters bef. W. and for £50. contrib. by Richard
Westland, an Alderman of Boston bef. our colony of Mass. was occup.
gr. of six hundred, instead of two hundr. acres, was many yrs. after giv.
to his friend Rev. Samuel Whiting, as in our Col. Rec. Farmer in MS.
1834 notes that fourteen of this name had been gr. at Yale, thirteen at
Harv. and eight at the other N. E. coll.

    WHITLOCK, JOHN, Fairfield, had d. in 1658, the inv. being in Oct.