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Christopher William Todd
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Birth: 1617
Settle, England
Death: Apr. 23, 1686
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

According to "The Todd Family in America or the Descendants of Christopher Todd 1637-1919" by John Edward Todd & George Iru Todd, 1920, p. 19, Christopher Todd was born at Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England He married Grace, daughter of Michael Middlebrook, of Hold Mills, Yorkshire, England, and shortly after their marriage, they sailed from London to Boston on the good ship, HECTOR, arriving on June 26, 1637 in the company of Mr. Davenport. They wintered in the Boston area and the next spring set out for Quinnipiac (New Haven).

Christopher Todd signed the General Agreement with his mark and was given a homelot in the Yorkshire Quarters, and assigned "the third seat on the side" while his wife was assigned one of the middle seats.

Being a farmer, miller & baker, he bought from the town before 1686, the first grist mill in New Haven located at the falls near Mill Rock and eventuallly owned by Eli Whitney who built his fire arms factory on this spot.

In 1650 he purchased one & one half acres from Jasper Crane in the London Quarter with a building on Elm Street between Church & orange streets where he lived for the rest of his life. This lot stayed in the possession of his descendants for nearly 100 years. It was later known as the "Blue Meeting house Lot" where the paritiioners who broke off from the First Church in New Haven (the "New Lights") erected their church.

Over his life, he aquired considerable land. When he died at 69 years of age, he left a will naming three sons and three daughters. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Grace Middlebrook Todd (1620 - 1686)*
 
 Children:
  John Todd (1642 - ____)*
  Samuel Todd (1645 - 1714)*
  Mercy Todd Bassat (1647 - 1717)*
  Grace Todd Mattock (1650 - 1676)*
  Michael Todd (1653 - 1712)*
  Mary Todd Turner (1655 - 1676)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Center Church on the Green Churchyard
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: PLEASE READ THE TABLET IN THE PHOTO...THERE ARE NO STONES REMAINING IN THIS CEMETERY (EXCEPT IN THE CRYPT)...THEY WERE ALREADY GONE OR MOVED TO GROVE STREET IN THE EARLY 1800'S.
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jun 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38393091
Christopher William Todd
Added by: Roger & Kathleen Hawkins
 
Christopher William Todd
Added by: Nareen, et al
 
 
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- Cherie_in_OC
 Added: Jun. 13, 2015

- Deborah Pinchbeck Garber
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015
For my 9th great grandfather
- Kate
 Added: Nov. 2, 2014
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