Person:Joseph Loomis (1)

Joseph Loomis
b.est 1588
m. est 1587
  1. Joseph Loomisest 1588 - 1658
  2. Ann Loomis - aft 1619
  3. Sarah Loomis - aft 1619
  4. Elizabeth Loomis - aft 1619
  5. Jane Loomis - aft 1619
  • HJoseph Loomisest 1588 - 1658
  • WMary White1590 - 1652
m. 30 Jun 1614
  1. Joseph Loomisest 1615 - 1687
  2. Sarah Loomisest 1617 - 1667
  3. Mary Loomisest 1619 - 1680
  4. Elizabeth Loomisest 1621 -
  5. Deacon John Loomisabt 1623 - 1688
  6. Thomas Loomisest 1625 - 1689
  7. Nathaniel Loomisest 1627 - 1688
  8. Samuel Loomisest 1629 - 1689
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Loomis
Gender Male
Birth[3][4] est 1588
Marriage 30 Jun 1614 Shalford, Essex, Englandto Mary White
Emigration[1] 11 Apr 1638 EnglandSusan and Ellen
Immigration[1] 17 Jul 1638 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesSusan and Ellen
Death[1] 25 Nov 1658 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Joseph is traced to Braintree through a 1651 letter from William Lyngwood to his “cousin Clark” in which he mentions his “cousin Loomis”[5].

'Joseph Loomis was a woolen-draper in Braintree, Essex county, England; sailed from London April 11, 1638, in the ship "Susan and Ellen," and arrived at Boston July 17, 1638, tarrying about 1 year at Dorchester, Mass., it is thought. It is mentioned in the town records of Windsor, Vol. 1, that on the 2nd of Feb., 1640, he had granted him from the plantation 21 acres adjoining Farmington river, on the west side of the Connecticut river, this 21 acres including the site of the first English settlement made in Conn.; ... also several large tracts of land on the east side of the Connecticut, partly from the town and partly by purchase.

'He therefore probably came to Windsor in the summer or autumn of 1639, and he is generally supposed to have come in company with Rev. Ephraim Huet, who arrived at Windsor, Aug. 17, 1639. He brought with him five sons, all of whom were freemen, Oct. 7, 1669, and three daughters. His house was situated near the mouth of the Farmington river on "The Island," so called because at every great freshet it became temporarily an island by the overflowing of the Connecticut River. He died Nov. 25, 1658, ...' [6] (This land is currently the site of the Loomis Chaffee school, established in the 1870s by five siblings who were descendants of Joseph.)

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Loomis, Elias; Elisha S Loomis; and Charles Arthur Hoppin. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America, and His Antecedents in the Old World. (Berea, Ohio: Elisha Scott Loomis, 1909), pages 21-22.

    '... deposition of Joseph Hills of Charlestown, taken 30th July, 1639:, "Joseph Hills of Charlestowne, in New England ... saith upon his oath that he came to New England undertaker in the ship called the Susan & Ellen of London whereof was master Mr. Edward Payne, in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred thirty and eight, the 14th yeare of the raigne of our Souraigne Lord the King that now is and this dpt knowes that divers goods and chattells, victualls & commodities of Joseph Loomis late of Brayntree in the County of Essex, Woolen-draper, wch were put in three butts, two hogsheds, one halfe hogshed, one barrel, one tubb & three firkins, transported from Malden in the County of Essex to London in an Ipswch Hye, were shipped in the said ship upon the eleventh day of Aprill in the yeare abovesayd, and this deponent cleared the said goods wth divers other goods of the said Joseph Loomis and other mens, in the Custome-house at London, as may appeare by the Customers bookes, and this dept saith that the said goods were transported into New England in the said ship where she arrived on the seaventeenth day of July in the yeare aforesayd."
    Several of the facts stated in the preceding deposition are confirmed by other documents.'

  2.   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), 3:112.

    JOSEPH, Windsor, was not first at Dorchester perhaps, and the fam. tradit. that be came in the Mary and John is wrong; and more likely is it, tho. no evidence is found, that he accomp. Rev. Ephraim Huet, in 1638, and brot. s. Joseph, John, Thomas, Samuel, and Nathaniel, beside ds. Mary, w. of John Skinner, wh. when wid. m. 13 Nov. 1651, Owen Tudor; Elizabeth wh. m. 20 May 1641, Josiah Hull; and one wh. m. Nicholas Olmstead. His w. d. Aug. 1652, and he d. 1658.

  3. Loomis, Elias; Elisha S Loomis; and Charles Arthur Hoppin. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America, and His Antecedents in the Old World. (Berea, Ohio: Elisha Scott Loomis, 1909), page 121.

    'Joseph Loomis, son of John and Agnes Loomis, was probably born before 1590, England; ...'

  4. His birth year is estimated as halfway between the christening date of his father and his own marriage date.
  5. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America,page 22
  6. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America,page 121
Susan & Ellen (1638)
What appears to be known about its passengers is drawn from testimony taken a year after its arrival, as recorded in a deposition transcribed in the Loomis Family Genealogy.
Sailed: 11 April 1638 from England under master Edward Payne
Arrived: 17 July 1638 at Massachusetts

Joseph Hills of Charlestown, Malden and Newbury family - Joseph Loomis of Windsor family

Resources: Primary Sources: "Passengers and Vessels that have Arrived in America: The Susan and Ellen, 1638", NEHGR 30:459

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