Henry WOLCOTT

Male 1611 - 1680  (69 years)


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  • Name Henry WOLCOTT  [1
    • He came to America with his parents and was a member of the Dorchester Church when he was made Freeman at Boston, April 1, 1634; removed to Windsor, 1636. His name appears on the records of the Conn. Colony as early as 1638, when Henry Wolcott the younger, was "chosen to receive for Windsor the Indian con brought in", and to "keepe one exact account of what every man hath," etc. (Col Rec. of Conn., 1, p. 18). In1654, he went to England on business and again in 1671; was an importing merchant; much engaged in public life; is mentioned in the Royal Charter of Connecticut as one of the nineteen prominent men of the colony. He became a member of the House of Deputies at October session, 1660 and served at the March, May, June and August sessions of 1661. At the may session of 1662, he was a member of the House of Magistrates, to which he was annually re-elected till his death. Was of the Council of Military Affairs during King Philip's War. he wrote shorthand and preserved many items of Windsor History. It was he who took notes of a lecture delivered by Rev. Thomas Hooke, May 31, 1638, before the General Court, in which was outlined the Constitution of Connecticut, the first written constitution known to history, and the one which more than any other, formed the basis for the Constitution of the United States. His notebook is now in the possession of the conn. Hist. Society. He gave much attention to fruit culture, was prominent in church matters and left a large estate here and in England. His Wethersfield land went to his sons, Samuel of Wethersfield and Josiah of Windsor. [1]
    Born 21 Jan 1610/11  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jul 1680  [1
    Person ID I82721  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2016 

    Father Henry WOLCOTT,   c. 6 Dec 1578,   d. 30 May 1655  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth SAUNDERS,   c. 20 Dec 1584,   d. 7 Jul 1655  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1606  [1
    Family ID F33769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah NEWBERRY,   b. Abt 1622,   d. 16 Jul 1684  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1641  [1
    Children 
    +1. Capt Samuel WOLCOTT,   b. 16 Apr 1656,   d. 14 Jun 1695  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F33768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.