|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1592, England|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1662|
New Haven County
This biography is taken from "Descendants of William Judson of Connecticut" Compiled by Linda-Jeanne Dolby:
William Judson was christened on July 30, 1592 in Halifax, Yorkshire, EnglandHe came to America in 1634 with his 3 sons, from Kirby Moorside near Helmsley, North Riding of Yorkshire England. He lived in Concord, Massachusetts and in 1638 came to Stratford, Connecticut with the Rev. Adam Blakemand and 24 others of the Massachusetts Colony, (including his sons Joseph, Joshua and Jeremiah) to become the first settlers of Stratford. A meeting house was built and the Puritans soon were being summoned by drum or bell to the 3 hour service.
The Judson family was one of the most prominent families in Connecticut and enjoys the unique distinction of having the earliest settlement of Stratford, for over 150 years, represented the town at the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.William built his home of stone on Lot #2 at Watch Hill (now known as Academy Hill) at the southeast corner of the "Meeting House". After remaining in Stratford for many years he became an owner in the iron works in East Haven. William moved to New Haven where he took the Oath of Fidelity in 1647, after buying a house and orchard from Henry Browning, whichwas at the southwest corner of College and Grove streets.
He was married to Grace Ann Porter (1st wife) in Resided, Stratford, England. She was born about 1597 in England and came to this country with her husband, William. They had 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter, born in England.
He died on July 23, 1662 and was buried in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut on July 29, 1662.
[NOTE: William WAS NOT cremated, but as I do not know the name of the cemetery where he is buried in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, this is the only way I could find to enter him. PB]
Jeremiah Judson (1621 - 1700)*
Specifically: Buried in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
Created by: Pat Bruce
Record added: Jul 16, 2006
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