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William Comstock

William Comstock

Male Abt 1595 - Abt 1693  (~ 98 years)

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  • Name William Comstock 
    Born Abt 1595  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 4 Jul 1596  St. Martins, Field Church, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1693  NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: (From World Family Tree, Vol. 5) William Comstock is said to have come from Wales, apparently came to New England about 1637 with his wife Elizabeth, and several children. He was for a brief time at Weymouth, MA, but soon removed to Wethersfield, CT, where he owned land as early as 1641. He enlisted from Wethersfield for service in the Pequot War of 1637. He stayed in Wethersfield and Hartford for a few years but in 1649 was in New London, CT, where he took up a house lot the next year. His home in New London was on Post Hill near the north corner of Williams and Vauxhall Streets and he apparently died there about 1663 at an advanced age. Late in life on Feb 25, 1661/62, the following appears about him. "Old Goodman Comstock (was elected sexton) to orde youth in the meeting house and beat out dogs, at forty shillings a year, dig al graves and have 4 shillings for a grave for a man or woman and 2 shillings for children."

      After his death land inherited by son Daniel and grandson William of Lyme who was son of John Comstock, deceased, and Abigail.

      Reference #2 states that the information that he is to have come from Wales is not true. Origin of family is from a town of Cumstock in Devonshire, England. Reference #4 says he may have had a 2nd wife, also named Elizabeth (Elizabeth Daniel).

      Reference:
      1.Ludington-Saltus Records, DeForest, 1925
      2.Hist & Genealogy of Comstock Family by Comstock 1949 3.Hist of New London, Caulkins
      3.Gen Dict of NE Settlers;Savage
      4.Comstock Genealogy, John Adams Comstock 1949
      5.Comstock Genealogy, Cyrus Comstock 1907

      SOURCE: World Family Tree, Vol. 5.

      BIOGRAPHY: (From World Family Tree, Vol. 5) William Comstock is said to have come from Wales, apparently came to New England about 1637 with his wife Elizabeth, and several children. He was for a brief time at Weymouth, MA, but soon removed to Wethersfield, CT, where he owned land as early as 1641. He enlisted from Wethersfield for service in the Pequot War of 1637. He stayed in Wethersfield and Hartford for a few years but in 1649 was in New London, CT, where he took up a house lot the next year. His home in New London was on Post Hill near the north corner of Williams and Vauxhall Streets and he apparently died there about 1663 at an advanced age. Late in life on Feb 25, 1661/62, the following appears about him. "Old Goodman Comstock (was elected sexton) to orde youth in the meeting house and beat out dogs, at forty shillings a year, dig al graves and have 4 shillings for a grave for a man or woman and 2 shillings for children."

      After his death land inherited by son Daniel and grandson William of Lyme who was son of John Comstock, deceased, and Abigail.

      Reference #2 states that the information that he is to have come from Wales is not true. Origin of family is from a town of Cumstock in Devonshire, England. Reference #4 says he may have had a 2nd wife, also named Elizabeth (Elizabeth Daniel).

      Reference:
      1.Ludington-Saltus Records, DeForest, 1925
      2.Hist & Genealogy of Comstock Family by Comstock 1949 3.Hist of New London, Caulkins
      3.Gen Dict of NE Settlers;Savage
      4.Comstock Genealogy, John Adams Comstock 1949
      5.Comstock Genealogy, Cyrus Comstock 1907

      SOURCE: World Family Tree, Vol. 5.
    Person ID I491  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Oct 1999 

    Family Elizabeth Daniel,   b. 8 Jan 1608, Culmstock, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1682, NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1622/1623 
    Children 
    +1. John Comstock,   b. Abt 1624/1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1680, Lyme, NEW LONDON, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Samuel Comstock,   b. Abt 1628,   d. Abt 1660, Providence, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Daniel Comstock,   b. Abt 1630,   d. 1683, NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     4. Elizabeth Comstock,   b. Abt 1633,   d. 1659  (Age ~ 26 years)
     5. Christopher Comstock,   b. Abt 1635,   d. 28 Dec 1702, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1595 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Jul 1596 - St. Martins, Field Church, London, England Link to Google Earth
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