William NEWMAN

Male Abt 1610 - 1676


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  • Name William NEWMAN  [1, 2
    • "Connecticut Ancestry": William Newman was born about 1610, and died at Stamford between 18 August and 18 November 1676, the dates of his will and its probate..A wife Elizabeth ? for whom we have no further information, was named in his will.

      He and his father were both settlers of Stamford during its first year, 1642. They probably did not come from Wethersfield with the majority of the other early settlers, but their place of origin is still unknown.

      the lands of William Newman were recorded at Stamford on 1 March 1649/50 as follows:

      1. One house and home lot containing an acre and a half, Bounded by William Graves to the east, John Elliot west, abutting the highway north and the meadows south;
      2. Also another house and house lot, containing 3 acres, bounded by Nicholas Knapp and common land to the north, Henry Ackerly, William Potter and Common Land south, butting to the highway west and the common east;
      3. In the North Field, 12 acres of upland, bounded by David Mitchell north, Nicholas Theale south, butting to the fence east, and the River west;
      4. In the same field, 10 more acres of upland, bounded by Thomas Newman south, Nicholas Knapp north, butting to the highway east, and the River west;
      5. In the same field, 3 more acres of upland, bounded by the rails (fence) east, Henry Smith and Francis Bell west, Thomas Neman south, Francis Bell north;
      6. In Rocky Neck, 7 1/2 acres of upland, 4 1/2 acres of the said parcel is waste land, bounded by Francis Bell to the south, William Mead to the north, butting to William Mead, thomas Morehouse & Thomas Newman west, Nicholas Knapp east, a highway through the west end of it;
      7. In the East Field, 4 acres of meadow, bounded by Thomas Hyatt south, Vincent Simkins north, butting Henry Ackerly west, the highway east, with 12 rods fence as it was layed out by ?;
      8. In the same field, 6 acres meadow down in the South field fence belonging (?), bounded by Vincent Simkins on the south and north, butting to the highway east, Jeffery Ferris and John Finch west;
      9. In the same field, 2 more acres of meadow, bounded by Daniel Scofield south, Henry Ackerly north, butting to the highway west, and Jonas Weed east.

      Difficulties with the Court at New Haven in 1654 (along with his father) have already been described. Just prior to his father's death, on 25 May 1659, the New Haven Court turned to William Newman to settle a dispute that was current in the colony concerning "wrong done in the sizes of shooes." William Newman of Stamford was said to have been in the possession of an instrument that he had brought from England, that was capable of determining the correct sizes of shoes, and that instrument was ordered to be bought to New Haven to serve as model for a standard to be made to serve the needs of the entire Colony. There is no further information on this subject, and we may assume that William either complied, or the illness and death of his father intervened in the completion of this project.

      His will was dated at Stamford on 18 August (6th month) and probated on 18 November (9th month) 1676. He mentioned his wife Elizabeth, and children Thomas, Daniel, "John" (who died before the probate), Sarah, Elizabeth and Hannah. His inventory was taken and filed on the date of probate. Also on the same date of probate, an agreement was made between and among the (remaining) heirs.
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    Born Abt 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 18 Aug and 18 Nov 1676  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I41244  Main Tree
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 

    Father Thomas NEWMAN,   b. Abt 1584, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1660  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary UNKNOWN,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth BOWSTREET,   b. Nov 1621, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas NEWMAN,   b. 1643, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 21 May and 2 Oct 1714, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Daniel NEWMAN,   b. Abt 1650, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1695, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Natural]
     3. Sarah NEWMAN,   b. Abt 1663, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1685 and 1698, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     4. Elizabeth NEWMAN,   b. 1654, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1713, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Natural]
     5. Hannah NEWMAN,   b. 29 Jan 1656/57, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1711/12, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Natural]
     6. Mary NEWMAN,   b. 18 Oct 1659, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1659, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Jonathan NEWMAN,   b. 21 Apr 1661, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F09035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4955] Connecticut Ancestry 2008 November Vol. 51 No. 2.

    2. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.