5. Founders of Windsor

Windsor was first settled in 1634-35 by settlers from Plymouth Colony and from Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Dorchester congregation lead by Reverends John Maverick and John Warham would likely have traveled along the Old Connecticut Path in 1635.

Windsor was one of the three towns that joined together to form a colonial government under the Fundamental Orders. This was the first colony to receive its authority by consent of the people rather than from the King.

Windsor's long and proud history is preserved and promoted by the  Windsor Historical Society. The  Windsor Historical Society web site provides additional information about the society's programs and resources.

For additional information, visit the Windsor, CT Wikipedia site


Founders of Windsor, CT

The Society of Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor recognizes the following as founders of Windsor and accepts their descendants for membership. Selected profiles of the Founders can be found on the http://www.werelate.org/wiki/List_of_Founders_of_Windsor,_Connecticut web site.

Newton/Dimick ancestors among the Founders of Windsor include: Samuel Allen; William Buell; Thomas Dewey; Bygod Eggleston; Thomas Ford; Deacon William Gaylord; Edward Griswold; William Hannum; Joseph Loomis; Major John Mason; Eltweed Pomeroy, and John Porter. More information about these Founders may be found in the Newton & Dimick Allied Families located in the 1. Genealogy : Newton & Dimick Families section of this web site.

A—B: George Abbot, Benedictus Alford, Samuel Allen, Matthew Allyn, Thomas Barber, John Bartlett, Thomas Bascomb, Thomas Bassett, John Benett, Richard Birge, Capt. John Bissell, Elder John Branker, Jonathan Brewster, Thomas Buckland, William Buell.

C—D: Joshua Carter, George Chappel, Daniel Clarke, Dea. Henry Clarke, Joseph Clarke, Mary (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins, Capt. Aaron Cooke, Thomas Cooper, Nicholas Denslow, Thomas Dewey, Thomas Dibble, John Dumbleton, John Drake, John Dyer.

E—F: John Eels, Bygod Eggleston, William Filley, Thomas Ford, Henry Foulkes, Lt. Walter Fyler.

G—H: Dea. William Gaylord, Francis Gibbs, William Gilbert, Jeremiah Gillett, Joathan Gillett, Nathan Gillett, Matthew Grant, Thomas Gridley, Edward Griswold, Matthew Griswold, Thomas Gunn, William Hannum, John Hawkes, Anthony Hawkins, William Hayden. Gov. John Haynes, William Hill, John Hillier, Thomas Holcombe, Lt. William Holmes, Mary Holt, Elder William Hosford, John Hoskins, Simon Hoyte, Samuel Hubbard, Rev. Ephraim Huit, William Hulbert, George Hull, John Hurd, Humphrey Hydes.

L—M: Joseph Loomis, Roger Ludlow, Henry Lush, Thomas Marshfield, Ann Marshall, Thomas Marshall, Major John Mason, Miles Merwin, Simon Mills, Thomas Moore.

N—P: Thomas Newberry, Thomas Newell, Richard Oldage, Thomas Orton, John Osborn, Sgt. Nicholas Palmer, Thomas Parsons, Elias Parkman, Edward Pattison, George Phelps, Frances (Unknown) (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps), William Phelps, George Phillips, Humphrey Pinney, Eltweed Pomeroy, Samuel Pond, John Porter, Edward Preston.

R—S: Matthew Rainend, Philip Randall, Jasper Rawlins, John Reeve, John Rockwell, Dea. William Rockwell, Dr. Bray Rossiter, John St. Nicholas, Robert Saltonstall, Richard Samos, Matthias Sension (St. John), Nicholas Sension, Richard Sexton, Sgt. Thomas Staires, Aaron Starke, Francis Stiles, Henry Stiles, John Stiles, Thomas Stiles, Margaret (Barret) (Huntington) Stoughton, Ens. Thomas Stoughton, George Stuckey.

T—V: John Talcott, John Taylor, Stephen Terry, Thomas Thornton, William Thrall, John Tilley, Peter Tilton, Michael Try, Richard Vore.

W—Y: Rev. John Warham, Richard Weller, Richard Whitehead, Arthur Williams, John Williams, Roger Williams, Lt. David Wilton, Robert Winchell, Elder John Witchfield, Henry Wolcott, John Young.