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Samuel Finch[1]

Male Abt 1638 - 1698  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Samuel Finch  [2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1638  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1698  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Notes 


    • Of Stamford, made freeman Oct 1669; married Sarah Hoyt, daughter of Simon. Will 28 Sep 1697; wife Sarah; sons Samuel, Joseph; daughters Sarah Holly, Martha Mead, Susannah Seeley, Rachel Finch. Inv. 20 May 1698

      Samuel Finch, son of John Finch and his second wife, Martha, was born about 1638, probably in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, or in Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony. He died at Stamford, Connecticut Colony, 23 Apr 1698. Samuel married Sarah Hoyt, daughter of Simon and Susanna (Smith) Hoyt. Sarah died 19 Mar 1712/3.
      He was propounded as a freeman of the Connecticut Colony on 14 Oct 1669. Samuel filled a variety of town offices. He served as fence viewer in 1679 and 1690; as surveyor of "cartways" in 1680 and of highways in 1685, and ten years later Samuel Finch Sr., Benjamin Hait and Sgt. Samuel Hait were named as surveyors for "ye whole town." Samuel Finch was made a sheepmaster in 1685, a lister in 1689, and a pounder in 1694. He served on only two town committees, in each instance being charged with the duty of laying out land.
      A few of Samuel's land rights and transactions were recorded in Stamford Town Records. In 1677 he was among those named as having rights to take up commonage. He drew lot No. 12 in the 1677 distribution and in that same year, received 16 acres for maintaining the floodgates at Tilesome. Also recorded in Stamford Land Records were three deeds in which Samuel Finch was the grantor and a like number in he was grantee, during the period 1675 to 1697.
      On 28 Sep 1697 Samuel Finch Sr. of Stamford executed four deeds of gift. They were not recorded in Stamford Land Records, however, but were recorded in Fairfield Probate Records as though they collectively constituted a will and testament. Gifts were made to son Samuel, wife Sarah, son Joseph, daughters Sarah Holly, Martha Mead, Susannah Seely and Rachel Finch.
      An inventory of the estate of Samuel Finch was taken 20 May 1698 with a total appraised value of £321:09:03.
      Samuel Finch and his wife, Sarah Hoyt, had six children: Sarah, Samuel Jr., Martha, Susanna, Rachel and Joseph. [8, 9]
    Person ID I13780  Mindrum
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2016 

    Father John Finch,   b. Abt 1590-1595, England, probably Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Martha,   d. Dec 
    Married Abt 1635  [5
    Family ID F9601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hoyt,   b. 1637-1647,   d. 19 Mar 1712/13, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1663  [3
    Children 
     1. Sarah Finch,   b. Abt 1663, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1750/1, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     2. Samuel Finch,   b. Abt 1666, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Finch,   b. Abt 1669, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susannah Finch,   b. Abt 1672, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rachel Finch,   b. Abt 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Finch,   b. Abt 1677, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1752, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2015 
    Family ID F9579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Finch, Samuel - Will
    Finch, Samuel - Will

  • Sources 
    1. [S177] Lester Card, So. Norwalk, CT ca. 1935.

    2. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:203, p. I:294.

    3. [S2760] Robert C. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), p. 670, p. 1031.

    4. [S4566] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie, (1976), p. 147, 295.

    5. [S2760] Robert C. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), p. 670.

    6. [S4566] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie, (1976), p. 147.

    7. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:203.

    8. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:203-204.

    9. [S4566] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie, (1976), pp. 147-151.