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Nicholas Camp

Male - Bef 1656


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  • Name Nicholas Camp  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Feb 1655/6  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • One of the founders and freeholders of Milford, Conn. 1639. They moved from New Haven to Milford in 1638. Their names are on the old bridge of Milford. (Descendants of John Porter, Conn. Hist. Coll., by J. W. Barber, p. 230.) Mrs. Camp was the first adult to die in Milford, Conn. "She died 6th of September, and was buried in the evening of the last day of the week, in the Rev. P. Prudding's garden." (MSS. of Camp Genealogy, by Edgar W. Camp, Los Angeles, CAl. 1893, and Gould Camp Whit.) Nicholas Camp m. (2) in New Haven, July 14, 1662, Kattern Thompson, widow of Anthony Thompson, who came from England in 1637, with Gov. Theophilus Eaton and moved to New Haven in 1639.

      He was a freeplanter having lot #50, 6 acres, 1 rod and 20 poles. He joined the church 2 Nov 1643.

      Over time, contradictory baptism dates for Nicholas Camp, Sr. of Milford, CT have been circulated, and an incorrect maiden name claimed for his wife Sarah. Sarah was not an Elliott as believed by many. The 1621 will of Bennett Elliott reads "my trusty and well-beloved friends William Curtis, my son-in-law, Nicholas Camp the younger, and John Keyes…". It is obvious that Curtis was Elliott's son-in-law, supported by published Curtis family material.
      The baptism registers of Nazeing, Essex include Nicholas of 1591, 1597, and 1604, all of which have been circulated as that of the immigrant to Milford. Yet another Nicholas is among the nine children of a John Camp buried Nazeing 1612. The date most frequently encountered is 17 April 1597 when a Nicholas, son of Old John Camp, was baptized. A will of John Camp the elder, dated Nazeing 11 May and proved 11 June 1630, included a son Nicholas. There is no evidence to assure that Old John of 1597 was John the elder of 1630, nor that son Nicholas of 1630 was the settler of Connecticut.
      In summary, Nicholas of Milford could have been baptized 1591 or 1597, less likely 1604 and not likely the Nicholas knows in 1612 but not 1619. Whether he was the Nicholas known in the 1630 will of John cannot be determined. His mother could have been Alice Case, Mary Tisonne, Mary Camp or another. And his wife was named Sarah but not Sarah Elliott. [1, 2, 3]
    Person ID I24182  Mindrum
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2016 

    Family 1 Sarah,   d. 6 Sep 1645, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Camp, Jr.,   b. 7 Apr 1627, Nazeing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1706, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Sarah Camp,   b. Abt 1643, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec
     3. Abigail Camp,   b. Bef 6 Sep 1645, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Samuel Camp,   b. Abt 1645, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Camp,   b. Abt 1645, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F17195  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Edith,   d. Dec  
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27267  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Katherine,   d. Dec  
    Married 14 Jul 1652  [2, 4
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27268  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Camp, Nicholas and Sarah
    Camp, Nicholas and Sarah

  • Sources 
    1. [S8359] C. B. Whittlesey, (1898), p. 132.

    2. [S5666] Susan W. Abbott, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), p. 182.

    3. [S8421] Why the Origins of Nicholas Camp, Sr. of MIlford Remain Elusive!, John D. Baldwin III, CSG #11845.

    4. [S8359] C. B. Whittlesey, (1898), 14 Jul 1662, p. 132.