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New London Vital Statistics
from the Collated Copy from the Original Records
, Vol. 1.

~ Transcription - pages 70-79 ~

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      Stephen Chappell & Elizabeth Howard - in the evening - Hogneck - June 29- 1774.
      David Rogers, son Nataan, & Hannah Miner, dau. of the widow of John Prentice. Aug. 21- 1774.
      John Smith & Sarah Johnstone, dau. Lawrence Johnstone, at his own house - he [6 or 5] * 7 years old
      - she about 28 or 29 years - at 4 o'clock in the afternoon - only two daughters - in - law present - Oct
      21 - 1774.
      James Maynard & Mary Beebe - at Daniel Harris house at the light house - her mother married
      Deacon Ebenezer Rogers - May 16- 1775.
      Samuel Hempstead & Lucy Hempstead at Thomas Hempstead's house - November 5- 1775.
      Amos Keeney & Anna Rogers - dau. John Rogers son of John & son Joseph - at her father's house at
      the harbor - Nov. 31- 1775.
      John Rogers son of Ichabod, - & Mary Larraby - April 28- 1776.
      David Harris son of William, & Ruth Deshon, dau. Henry - at her father's house - May 11- 1776.
      Seth Sears, of Lyme, & Deborah Rogers, dau. Peter, m, in the evening at her grandmother's house,
      viz: Grace Rogers - May 11- 1776.
      Edward Gray & Elizabeth Beebe - alias Mason, m. in the evening at Mr. Winthrop's mill house, at
      her father's house - May 11- 1776.
      Patrick Robertson & Lydia Harris - dau - Capt. Joseph - Sept. 15- 1776.
      John Woodard & Rachel Bailey - dau Nathan of this town - Oct. 20- 1776.
      Thomas Rarstock & ------------- Webb - dau. Ebenezer Webb - October 30- 1776.
      James Mather & Nancy Starr - at her father's house - Nov. 3- 1776.
      Reuben Godfrey & Elizabeth Bullfinch in Edward Robinson's house Nov. 11- 1776.
      David Roberts & Jane Fox - Widow Stephen - Nov. 21- 1776.
      John Higging & Weltha Powers - dau. Sylvesrter - at her grandfather Ichabod"s house - Nov. 28-
      1776.
      Thomas Bowey & Margaret Crocker - widow Elihu - Nov. 30- 1776.
      James Gray & Love - widow of Stephen Beebe - Dec. 5- 1776.
      Thomas Jones & Sarah Church - at Mr. Silas Church's house - Dec. 25- 1776.
      John Trumbull & Lucy Springer, at Lem Rogers - Dec. 25- 1776.

      William Taylor & Mary Hawck - Jan. 9- 1777.
      Prosper Brown of New London, son of Abner, & Mehitable Booth of Southold, L. I., m. at Henry
      Lattimore's house - Jan. 23- 1777.

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      Stephen Champin & Phebe Moger - dau. Noah - at her mother's - out to Capt. Prentice farm - Feb.
      13- 1777.
      David Mackintosh - an old countryman, & Ann Foster - Feb. 13- 1777.
      Nathaniel Harris & Catharine Rogers, dau. John Rogers - Feb. 20 1777.
      Thomas ---------- & Thankful Crossman - Feb. 14- 1777.
      Nathan Bayley & Mary Ward, dau. John - March 2- 1777.
      Jemmanant (?) Stubbs, from Southold, - at Daniel Hurlburt's - March 20- 1777.
      Joseph Francis Springer & Abigail Burnell - March 23- 1777.
      William --------- & Dorothy Hobron - March 27- 1777.
      Thomas Durfey & Lucia Stebbins - April 8- 1777.
      Nathaniel Wyttles (?), Boston, & Louise Douglas, dau. Nathan - April 13- 1777.
      James Smith - a stranger, & Fran Lyme (?) at Sam'l Latham's - April - 1777.
      John Heath of Nantucket, & Jerusha Chaney of New London, mar. at Peter Harris - April 30- 1777.
      Wm. Field, a stranger, & Elizabeth Chapman, dau. James - at Jeremiah Chapman's house - April 27-
      1777.
      ------- --- ---- --- & Sarah Skinner - May --- 1777.
      Charles Dyer & Elizabeth Brook, dau. Wm. - June 5- 1777.
      Thomas Quinley & Lucretia Skarriot (Richard Skarriot ?) - June 5- 1777.
      James Robertson, of Hartford, & Hanna Kittle of this town - she from Boston - at widow John Plumb
      - Aug. 7- 1777.
      Benjamin Rogers & Rhoda Coit, at David Richards, Jun. - Aug. 17- 1777.
      Stephen Hempstead & Mary Lewis, at her father's house at the Harbor - Sept. 4- 1777.
      Jedediah Chapel Jr. & Lucia Swaddle, dau. Samuel, at her father's house, Chesterfield - Sept. 30-
      1777.
      James Bolles, son of Joseph, & Eunice, dau Samuel Strickland - at my house - Nov. 8- 1777.
      Richard Douglas & Ann Jennings, dau. Samuel Champlin - Nov. 9-1777.
      Caleb Douglas, son of John, & Zerviah Chapel, dau Jonathan, at her father's house - Nov. 20- 1777.
      Joseph Douglas, son of Robert, & Mary Thompson, dau. Charles - December 5- 1777.

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      Christopher Prince of Boston &Lucy Colfax, dau, Ebenezer - Jan. 11- 1778.
      Daniel Hinsdail, of Hartford, & Elizabeth Thompson - July 17- 1778.
      Ann (Amos ?) Jones of Saybrook, & Grace Harris, dau. James - March 25- 1778.
      Joshua Bolles & Grace Rogers - May 5- 1778.
      Ebenezer Lester, son of Rev. Eliphalet, & Ann Colfax - July 5- 1778.
      Will - servant of Joshua Starr, & Dinah - servant of Timothy Green - July 11- 1778.
      Abraham Morgan Jr. & Lydia Leach, in the afternoon at Widow Manassa Leach's house - Sept. 20-
      1778.
      John Parr & Elizabeth James, at Poorhouse - Oct. 8- 1778.
      Joshua Moore son of John of Lyme & Eunice Mines 49, dau. Christopher- ------
      Wm. Payen & Rebecca Dart, dau. Capt. Dart - Oct. 22- 1778.
      Eleazer Brown of Hebron, & Lydia Manwaring, dau. of Thomas - Nov. 8- 1778.
      William Dike & Jerusha Heath (?) - Nov. 13- 1778.
      Jenobech (?) Rogers, son of Ichabod, & Mary Hall, dau. of John Hall, at the Howking House that
      was by the mill pond - Nov. 26- 1778.
      Paine Kingon (?), & Theodoar Howard, dau. Nathan - Nov., 26- 1778.
      William Evers, New York, & Rebecca Saltonstall, dau. Nathaniel - Dec. 1- 1778.
      Park Avery, of Groton, & Grace Denison, dau. Wetherell, in the house where John Prentice ----
      Dec. 10- 1778.
      William Graham - old countryman, & Elizabeth Waterman --- Dec. 11- 1778.
      Christopher Culver & Phebe Holt, dau. Nathaniel - Dec. 14- 1778.
      William Merritt, Wethersfield, & Betsy Dodge, Colchester, -- Jan. 3- 1779.
      Daniel Twigg & Abigail Smith, dau. Joseph ---- March 8- 1778.

      John Whittlesay, Saybrook, & Phebe Rose, Boston --- April 3- 1749.

 

Marriages by Rev. Mathew Bayles.

1757  Nov  20.  David Allen & Sarah Shaw.
    "    Dec  11.  Joseph Copp & Rachel Denison.

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1758  Feb    8.  Samuel Strickland & Hannah Shipman of Lyme.
    "      "    14.  Edward Raymond & Sarah Douglas.
    "      "    28.  George Worthlake & Rebecca Darrow.
    "    Mar 12.  Joseph Chew & Grace Deshon.
    "       "   19.  Daniel Herring & Mary Potter.
    "       "   22.  Green Plumbe & Margaret Lee.
    "       "   28.  Christopher Miner & Abigail Way.
    "    Jun    1.  David Mumford & Rebecca Saltonstall.
    "      "    25.  John Bolles & Mariam Dell[more] *
    "    Jul   20.  Nathaniel Shaw & Lucretia Rogers - widow.
    "    Aug   3.  Ephraim Brown & Mary Griffin.
    "    Sep  10.  James Powers & Bathsheba (Bathshua ?) Smith.
    "      "    17.  John Chapman & Elizabeth Douglas.
    "      "    28.  Michael Nathern (?) & Mary Leach.
    "    Oct    9.  Benjamin Smith & Deborah Williams.
1759  May 14   Ebenezer Dart & Elizabeth Miner.


The settlement of New London commenced with the marking out of the town plot and a few rude habitations constructed for temporary use in the year 1645. The government of the town was organized in 1648 & from that date a regular set of records is exact- There is no death registered until about 1652, but from incidental sources it is ascertained that two of the first body of planters died in the earlier part of the same year, whether here or elsewhere is uncertain. (Miss. Caulkins).

The Dead

1652-                Jarvis Mudge - Thomas Doxy - both heads of families.
          Aug  13- Ann - dau. Thomas & Grace Miner, - 3 yrs. 2 mos.

1654.
          Feb    2.  Barbara - wife of Andrew Lester.
          Nov   6   Walter Harris, father of Gabriel.
    In the beginning of Dec. Walter - son of Gabriel & Mary Harris - a few days old.

1655
          May or Jun  Peter Collins
          Jun               Robert Hempstead.
                               Robert Isbell.

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Deaths. --- Continued.

1656  Jan  24 (1665/6) - Mary - wife of Walter Harris, mother of Gabriel.

1657  Apr or May.   William Roberts.

1659  Mar (1658/9)  William Bartlett.
          Aug  29    John Coit.

1661  Mar (1660/1)    --- probably Jonathan Brewster.
   "     Jun           William Backus - senior. His will is recorded at New London
                           - but he probably died in Norwich.

1662  Apr   26-  Richard Poole.
   "     May 17-   Capt. Richard Lord of Hartford - 51 years.
             "            William Redfield, or Redfyn.
             "   19-   Robert Channell - a mariner in port.
   "     Jun--        Peter Bradley.
          Aug   7-    Sergeant Richard Hartley.
   "     Aug          Isaac Willey jr.
   "     Oct          John Tinker, at Hartford - while - attending the General Court.

1662                   Walter Palmer & Thomas Miner Jr., - died this year at Pawtucket,
                           - now Stonington, Conn.

1663  Apr          Thomas Hungerford.
1663                   Thomas Griffing - a grantee of New London in 1652 - died
                           this year at Southerton - now Stonington.

1665  Mar         Robert Parke.
    "    Jul           James Bemis
    "                    Andrew Langdon.

1667  Aug  16-  John Pickett died at sea, returning from the Barbadoes.

1668                  Robert Loveland.

      Note: William Cheseborough, who had formerly received a house - lot grant
      in New London, died at Pawtucket, - now Stonington, June 9, 1667.

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Deaths-Continued.

1669  Apr   21  Mrs. Grace Bulkley - mother of Revl. Gershom Bulkley. *
    "    Jun    7   Andrew Lester, senior.
    "                   An infant daughter of Simon & Lucy Bradstreet born the 6th of
                         August, died the 7th.
    "                   William Horton.

    * The above Mrs. Bulkley - "She was a woman of great piety & wisdom and
       dyed in a good old age."            Bradstreet's Journal.

1670  Aug   9   Catharine - wife of Richard Houghton.
    "            14   Peter, son of John Prentice
    "            16   Rebecca - wife of Thomas Roach.
          Sep    1   Richard- son of John & Elizabeth Raymond.
          Nov         Elizabeth - daughter of Joshua Hempstead. - about two months.
                          Mrs. Lucretia - relict of Jonathan Brewster.
                          Christopher Avery - probably these two persons died this year.
1671.                 Edward Codner
                          Robert Lattimer

1672  Nov  24   Elizabeth - wife of John Winthrop, Gov. of Conn. - died at
                          Hartford - formerly lived at New London.
    "    Dec         Mary, - wife - of Robert Burrows.

1673  Jan    6 (1672/3). Francis, wife of Clement Miner & formerly wife of Isaac
                         Willy, Jun.
          Sep    4   William Nichols.
                         Ruth, dau. Charles & Ruth Hill, born & died in October.
                         Robert Bartlett.

1674  May   1   George Sharswood.
          May   4   The wife of John Packer.
                          George Tongue - Inn Keeper.

1675.                 Thomas Bailey.
                          William Keeney.
    "    Dec  19   John Gallup - slain at Narragansett Fort.

1676  Apr    4   Joshua Raymond.
             "     5   John Winthrop Esq. - The founder of New London, died in Boston.

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Deaths - Continued.

1676  Jun         Joseph, son of John & Hannah Prentice - 21 years.
          Jul   13   Mary, wife of Christopher Christophers - 55 yrs.
          Sep         Jacob Waterhouse.
                         Robert Royce - probably.
          Nov  24  Lucy - wife of Edward Palmes & daughter of Gov. Winthrop-36
                         years.
          Dec    8  John Lewis, senior.
                   12  Thomas, son of Lawrence & Sarah Codner.
                   14  Martin,   "   "        "                    "            "

1676/7 Jan  2  Mary- relict of John Coit - 80 years.

1677  Apr  27  An infant child of Charles & Ruth Hill.
             "   30  Ruth, wife of Charles Hill
                                    "A virtuous young woman"
                               Bradstreet in his Journal gives "May 1" as the date of her
                        death:   on the town records written by her husband is "April
                        30." Bradstreet says: "She was a woman of great worth &
                        died very comfortably in Christianity."
          Jul   18  Abigail, dau. - John & Abigail Avery.
          Aug 15  Mehitable, dau. Joshua Raymond.
          Nov  5 or 6  John Lamb, killed by being drawn in a mill-wheel - lived
                        near Mystic.
          Dec 14  Thomas, son of Cary Latham.
                        Eleazer Isbell - probably.

1678  Apr  30  Judith, wife of Alexander Pygan.
          Jun    6  Mary, wife of Thomas Bolles
                        Mary, daughter   "           "        8 years.
                        Joseph, son          "           "        6    "
             These three persons were murdered by a lad 16 years of  age in a violent fit of anger. <see next entry>
          Jul  25  An infant son of John Sampson was murdered by the same
                       malignant boy, who was executed for his crime at Hartford ,
                       Oct. 2- 1678. <see entry above>
          Sep 23  George, son of George Chappell, - 12 days.
                       Joseph, son of Hugh & Jane Hubbard, born & died in November.

      In the early part of this year Thomas Stanton, an early grantee of New London -
      died at his residence near Pawticket river.

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Deaths. ---- Continued.

1679  Jan   1  (1678/9) Margaret, - wife of John Stebbins.
          Apr   4  Rachel - 2nd wife of Charles Hill, and her infant twins - Mrs.
                        Hill was daughter of Deputy Governor Mason.
          Jun   4  Samuel, son of John Harris of Charlestown.
                       He was married the 14th day of May preceding to Agnes Way.
          Oct   4  John Smith-"One of ye deacons of this church a man of great
                        piety and use in church and town - went to heaven."
                                   (Bradstreet's Journal).

1680  Jan    6  (16769/80) - Hester, wife of John Prentice, about 45 years. "She
                         was a pious woman, of sweet nature and an excellent neighbor."
          May 26  Matthew Waller - 63 years.
          Oct  21  Matthew Beckwith - senior - accidentally killer - about 70 years.

1681  Jul     5  Martha - 2nd wife of Clement Minor.
          Aug       Jonathan, - son Capt. James Avery, - 22 yrs,
                        Christopher, son of the same, - probably died this year, or the year
                        preceeding, 20 yrs.
          Oct   2  Ann, dau. Rev. Simon Bradstreet,   9 yrs.

1682  Jul   26  Deacon William Douglas.

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From loose sheets, found in the book.


Deaths.

Mary, wife of Joseph Truman, July 24, 1719 - 41 years (born March 26, 1678).
1697                        Joseph Truman
Aug. 4, 1727,          Old Mrs. Truman, relic of Joseph Truman, - above 80.
Jan. 13, 1736          Mary, relic Benjamin Shapley, 83 years.
Dec. 9, 1738           John Pickett - 53 years.
Jan. 3, 1740            John Picket - apoplexy, -- 29 years
Sept. 7, 1744          Colored child belonging to Joseph Truman Jr.
Nov. 20, 1744         Child of Joseph Truman Jr. - 4 years.
Aug. 3, 1706           Benjamin Shapely, --- 56 years.


Sept. 24, 1745.    A sloop from Surinam arrived with news that Henry & Joseph
Truman who sailed in her both died in Surinam. The sloop was absent about
eleven months.
        Joseph Truman ---    39 years.
        Henry         "               32      "

June    20    1764         Joseph Truman, 86 years.
Oct.      7     1765         Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Truman, -- 74 years.
Aug.      8    1785         John Truman.

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Henry Hempstead & Nancy Barber mar. Aug. 7, 1808.
      Children:
            Henry Prentis         born    July      2-    1809
            Nancy                        "        Aug.    3-    1811
            Benjamin Barber      "         "       29-    1813.
            John Prentis             "        Oct.   21-    1815
            Denison                     "           "        3-   1817.
            Harriet                     "         Jan.   19-   1820.
            Elias                          "        Dec.     1-   1825.
            Coit                           "        Mar.   20-   1827.

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Isaac Harris, of New London, & Lucretia Stewart of Waterford.
      mar. Dec. 10, 1812.
            Ursulia         born         Aug.     27,     1813.
            Catharine       "            Sept.    15,     1821.

Mary Waterman Fox, died at Chester Kimball's, Feb. 6, 1817.

    * [...]  illegible / best guess

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