Milford's founders & early Settlers

early Milford map
Plan of the original plot of Milford in 1639

Free-planters

Milford Connecticut was founded in 1639. The scouting of the land was on February 12, 1639 with the purchase in August followed by walking to the land from New haven the next month. Early settlers that were church members were listed at the November 20, 1639 town meeting as the free planters. Non free-planters had settled at the same time but were not officially with the church. Those that came more than 5 years after the town's founding from about 1645 until 1700 are referred to as the after-planters.

  • John Astwood
  • Thomas Baker
  • Joseph Baldwin
  • Nathaniel Baldwin
  • Richard Baldwin
  • Sarah Baldwin
  • Timothy Baldwin
  • Martha Beard
  • John Birdsey
  • Francis Bolt
  • Henry Botsford
  • Nathaniell Briscoe
  • Thomas Buckingham
  • John Burwell
  • Alex. Byran
  • Nicolas Camp
  • George Clarke, Senr.
  • George Clarke, Jr.
  • Samuel Coley
  • William East
  • Benjamin Fen
  • John Fletcher
  • William Fowler
  • Jasper Gunn
  • Edmond Harvy
  • Philip Hatley
  • George Hubburt
  • John Lane
  • Thomas Lawrance
  • Richard Miles
  • Richard Platt
  • John Peacoke
  • James Prudden
  • Mr. Peter Prudden
  • John Rogers
  • Thomas Sanford
  • John Sharman
  • Henry Stonhill
  • Edmond Tappe
  • Thomas Tibballs
  • Micah Tomkins
  • Thomas Topping
  • Thomas Welsh
  • Thomas Wheeler
  • Zachariah Whitman
  • Thomas Uffott

Non-Free-planters of 1639

  • John Baldwin
  • Andrew Benton
  • William Brokes
  • John Fowler
  • Henry Lyon
  • Joseph Northrupp
  • Robert Plum
  • William Slough
  • Roger Terrel
  • Robert Treat

After-planters and years of settlement

  • Edward Adams - 1646
  • Hants Albers - 1645
  • Henry Allyn - 1645
  • Thomas Andrew - 1673
  • Josua Ashburn - 1650
  • Josua Atwater - 1655
  • Thomas Bayley - 1646
  • Thomas Beardsley - 1647
  • Roger Betts - 1658
  • Thomas Betts - 1658
  • Thomas Beach - 1658
  • John Brown - 1648
  • Thomas Campfield - 1648
  • Gilbert Dalison - 1647
  • Charles Deal - 1656
  • Robert Denison - 1645
  • Robert Downs - 1660
  • Samuel Eell - 1664
  • Thomas Farman - 1658
  • Nathaniel Farrand - 1645
  • John Fisk, physician - 1695
  • Samuel Fitch - 1644
  • John Ford - 1646
  • Thomas Ford - 1646
  • Stephen Freeman - 1658
  • Nathaniel Gould - 1646
  • Joseph Guernsey - 1673
  • Richard Haughton -
  • Thomas Hayes - 1645
  • Thomas Hine - 1646
  • Richard Holbrook - 1645
  • Richard Hollingworth -
  • Jonathan Ingersoll - 1698
  • Walter Joye - 1650
  • Jesse Lambert - 1680
  • Jonathan Law - 1664
  • Simon Lubdell - 1645
  • Jonathan Marsh - 1646
  • Thomas Mecock - 1658
  • Miles Merwin - 1645
  • Miles Moore - 1646
  • Samuel Nettleton - 1645
  • Mr. Roger Newton - 1659
  • Francis Norton - 1660
  • Joseph Peck - 1645
  • David Phillips - 1660
  • James Prime - 1644
  • John Prindle - 1645
  • Roger Pritchard - 1653
  • Edward Riggs - 1640
  • Thomas Read - 1647
  • William Roberts - 1645
  • Richard Shute - 1642
  • Joseph Sill - 1648
  • Peter Simpson - 1654
  • John Smith - 1643
  • Vincent Stilson - 1650
  • John Stone - 1650
  • John Stream - 1646
  • Tho. Talmadge - 1656
  • Henry Tomlinson - 1652
  • Edward Turner - 1651
  • William Tyler - 1670
  • Thomas Ward - 1657
  • Andrew Warner - 1653
  • John Waters - 1658
  • Edward Wilkinson - 1645
  • John Woodruff - 1685
  • Edward Wooster - 1651



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