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|Founders Monument of Hartford Connecticut with name of Thomas JuddThe Founders of Hartford|
Thomas Judd came from England, in 1633 or 1634, and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts. His homelot of four acres, was granted in August, 1634. He was admitted freeman of the colony May 25, 1636. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and it is not improbable that he was one of that company of about a hundred men, women and children, who departed from Cambridge on the last day of May 1636, and traveled throughout the wilderness to Connecticut River. His houselot at Hartford is thus described in the records:-"one parcel of land on which his dwelling house now standeth, with other out houses, yards and gardens thereon being, containing by estimation two acres, more or less. Abutting on the highway leading from William Gibbon's to the ox pasture on the east, on James dole's land on the south, on the highway landing from Moody's towards Wethersfield on the west, and on Mr. Willy's land on the north" Thomas Judd's houselot was on the south side of the Willys homelot, which is distinguished by the charter oak, and both lots extended westward to the highway leading to Wethersfield.
Thomas Judd was a member of the church under the care of Rev. Thomas Hooker and Rev. Samuel Stone both at Cambridge and Hartford, and his connection with the Hartford church continued until a church was gathered at Farmington, Oct. 13, 1652. Thomas Judd was one of the first proprietors of Farmington. The year in which he removed from Hartford is not known.
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