Capt. Daniel WETHERELL

Capt. Daniel WETHERELL

Male 1630 - 1719  (88 years)

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  • Name Daniel WETHERELL  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Daniel Wetherell was born November 29, 1630, at Free Schoolhouse, in Maidstone, Kent County, England, coming to New England with his father when he was but about four years old. When he had arrived at manhood, or possibly before that, he took up residence in New London, Connecticut, where he showed himself to be possessed of superior executive abilities, combined with a trustworthy character, and that community proceeded to make use of him according.

      He served in one office after another, and often in more than one capacity. He was Town Clerk, Moderator, Justice, Assistant Judge of Probate, and Judge at the County Courts. One is led to wonder what New London would have done without him!! Miss Caulkins, the historian of that town, says, "No man in the country at that time stood higher in the point of talent and recognized integrity."

      Headstone Inscription:

      Here Lyeth The body
      of Capt. Daniel
      Wetherell Esq. Who
      Died April Ye 14th. 1719
      In The 89th Year of His Age [1]
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 29 Nov 1630  Maidstone, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1719  New London, New London Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Ancient Cemetery, New London, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • From 1680 to 1710, he was more prominent in public affairs than any other inhabitant in the town. He was town clerk, moderator, justice, judge of the county court and judge of probate. No man in the country stood highter in point of talent and integrity.
    Person ID I60550  Main Tree
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2016 

    Father William WETHERELL,   b. 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1684, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary FISHER,   b. 1602, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Mar 1684  (Age < 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F04614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace BREWSTER,   b. 01 Nov 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1684, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 04 Aug 1659  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Hannah WETHERELL,   b. 21 Mar 1659, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1689, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [Natural]
     2. Mary WETHERELL,   b. Abt 1662,   d. 1662  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Samuel WETHERELL,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Daniel WETHERELL,   b. 26 Jan 1670, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Mary WETHERELL,   b. 07 Oct 1668, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1711, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F04526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ancient Cemetery, New London, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Capt. Daniel Wetherell Headstone
    Capt. Daniel Wetherell Headstone
    Capt. Daniel Wetherell, the son of William Wetherell and Mary Fisher, is the husband of Grace Brewster. He is buried in the Ancient Cemetery in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Inscription:
    Here Lyeth The Body
    of Capt. Daniel
    Wetherell Esq. Who
    Died April Ye 14th. 1719
    In The 89th Year of His Age

    Created by: jan Franco
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8840] Ezra Reed and Esther Edgerton, Their Life and Ancestry, Charles E. Benton.

    2. [S03436] The Brewster Genealogy 1566-1907 vol. 1, pg 19.

    3. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    4. [S01658] A Record of the Descendants of Samuel Denison by George Burlingame Denison.

    5. [S02361] Genealogical Records: Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories, 1600s-1900s, Sons & Daughters of Pilgrims, Vol III.

    6. [S03585] Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster of the Mayflower & His Descendants for 4 Generations , Barbara Lambert Merrick/ E. Virginia Hunt, (General Society of Mayflower Descentants - Revised 3rd Edition 2000).

    7. [S02803] New London Vital Statistics, Vol. 1.

    8. [S03420] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New London.

    9. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.