A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut: With the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standing in Society, Place of Residence, Condition in Life, where From, Business, &c., as Far as is Found on Record

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Case, Tiffany, 1852 - Connecticut - 884 pages
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Although the copyright date on this volume is 1852, there are numerous references to years as late as 1855. When recording genealogical information from this volume, interpret passages referring to the present time accordingly.

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Page 477 - Churches, nor shall any but such be chosen to magistracy or to carry on any part of civil judicature or as deputies or assistants to have power to vote in establishing laws and making or repealing them or to any chief military trust or office. Nor shall any but such church members have any vote in any such elections...
Page 477 - Branford, the following was subscribed: 1st. That none shall be admitted freemen or free burgesses within our town upon Passaick River in the province of New Jersey, but such planters as are members of some or other of the Congregational Churches, nor shall any but such be chosen to magistracy or to carry on any part of civil judicature or as deputies or assistants to have power to vote in establishing laws and making or repealing them or to any chief military trust or office.
Page 387 - Bull raised his majesty's colors in the fort, and arranged his men in the best manner. They appeared with a good countenance, determined and eager for action. The major did not like to fire on the king's colors, and...
Page 97 - At a meeting at Goodman Ward's house in Hartford, April 18, 1659, the company there met engaged themselves under their own hands or deputies, whom they had chosen, to remove their families out of the jurisdiction of Connecticut into the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts, as may appear in a paper dated the day and year abovesaid. The names of the engagers are these : John Webster...
Page 335 - Bible, in their order, to some of these divisions ; then for the chapters he affixed points or thongs of leather to the several divisions, and made knots by fives or tens thereupon, to distinguish the chapters of that book ; and by other points he divided the chapters into their particular contents, or verses, as occasion required. This he used instead of pen and ink, in hearing sermons, and made so good...
Page 332 - Pesayak River ; which said tract of Land is bounded and Limited with the bay Eastward, and the great River Pesayak Northward, the great...
Page 76 - Whereas there was a foundamintall agreem1 made in a general! meeting of all the ffree Planters of this towne, on the 4th of the fowerth moneth called June, namely, that church members onely, shall be free burgesses, and they only shall chuse among themselves, magistrates and officers, to have the power of transacting all publique, civill affayres of this plantation...
Page 791 - SWEETLY wild, sweetly wild, Were the scenes that charm'd me when a child. Rocks, gray rocks, with their caverns dark, Leaping rills, like the diamond spark, Torrent voices, thundering by, When the pride of the vernal floods swell'd high, And quiet roofs, like the hanging nest, 'Mid cliffs, by the feathery foliage drest.
Page 862 - I seem like one Who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but me departed.

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