Rev William BURNHAM

Male 1684 - 1750  (66 years)


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  • Name William BURNHAM  [1, 2
    • He graduated from Harvard College in 1702 and settled in the Ministry at Kensington, Dec. 10, 1712, being ordained the day the church was founded. he drew up an agreement with the Society which provided for the transfer to him of a considerable tract of land and the Society guaranteed fifty acres more which the town of Farmington proposed to give him. The Society was also to build him a house, "the two Loer rooms of which were to be finished before the last day of March that shall be in the year 1710," the remainder within twelve months after, I only finding Glass & nails." His salary for the first four years was to be fifty pounds per annum in grain, "that is to say Wheat, indian corn or Ry"; he was also to receive five pounds in labor and his firewood. The agreement was accepted by the Society June 10, 1709, "provided the above sd. Mr. Burnham at the confirmation of the lands mentioned in the Articles, do give sufficient security to sd. Society." for the full agreement, See Andrews' New Britain, p. 23. He seems to have been an excellent man of business; at any rate, he succeeded in acquiring what was at that time considered wealth. (Hinman's Puritan Settlers.)

      His only published work is an Election Sermon entitled, "God's Providence in Placing Men before the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut at Hartford, May 10, 1722. The Day for Electing the Honourable the Governour, the Deputy Governour, & the Worshipful Assistants there. Published by Order of Authority, New London, 1722." (Stiles' Ancient Wethersfield.) [1, 2]
    Prefix Rev 
    Born 17 Jul 1684  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Sep 1750  [1, 2
    Person ID I82778  Main Tree
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father William BURNHAM,   b. Abt 1652, Podunk, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1730, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth LOOMIS,   b. 07 Aug 1655, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1717, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage Contract 28 Jun 1671  [1
    Married 28 Jun 1681  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F10477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah WOLCOTT,   b. 19 Mar 1683/4, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1747/8  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 18 May 1704  [1
    Children 
     1. Capt William BURNHAM,   b. 5 Apr 1705, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1748/9  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     2. Samuel BURNHAM,   b. 28 May 1707, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1708, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Hannah BURNHAM,   b. 18 Nov 1708, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1772, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
     4. Josiah BURNHAM,   b. 28 Sep 1716, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1800, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     5. Lucy BURNHAM,   b. 22 May 1711, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1797  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     6. Abigail BURNHAM,   b. 14 Sep 1713, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1794, Newington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     7. Sarah BURNHAM,   b. 28 May 1719, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1726, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Mary BURNHAM,   b. 7 Feb 1722/3, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1801, New Britain, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     9. Appleton BURNHAM,   b. 28 Apr 1724, Farmington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1779, Cornwall, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F33794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne FOSTER,   d. 20 Jan 1765 
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F34054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S7982] Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry: Vol. III Samuel Appleton and his wife Judith Everard and five generations of their descendants, Marston Watson.

    3. [S00036] "Descendants of Joseph Loomis" by Bob Saftenberg.