Roger Wolcott


Roger Wolcott Famous memorial

Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 17 May 1767 (aged 88)
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Sec 5
Memorial ID 10173164 View Source

Connecticut Colonial Governor. With a formal education, he became a successful weaver in Windsor, Connecticut. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1709 and practiced law in Windsor, Connecticut. He served as Clerk of the House Connecticut, (1710 to 1711), Deputy to the colony's Lower House, (1709 to 1714, 1718 to 1719) and Commissioner of Connecticut for the Adjustment of Colonial boundaries. In addition, he was Judge of the Hartford County Court in 1723, Judge of the colony's Superior Court, (1723 to 1741) and Colonel of the First Regiment Connecticut Militia. In 1741, he was elected as the Deputy Connecticut Colonial Governor and also served as the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Connecticut, until 1750. With the death of Governor Jonathan Law in 1750, Wolcott was appointed the Connecticut Colonial Governor, serving until 1754. After leaving office, he retired from public life to study and pursue literary pursuits.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Here lyeth the body of the Hon. Roger Wolcott, who for several years was the Governor of the Colony of Connecticut and died May 17 Anno Aetatis 89 salutis 1767. Earth's highest station ends in her he lies. An dust to dust concludes her noblest song.


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  • Added: 25 Dec 2004
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