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 Richard Olmsted

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Richard Olmsted

  • Birth 1612 Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
  • Death 20 Apr 1687 Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot NO TOMBSTONE REMAINS
  • Memorial ID 34792521

My Ancestor - 9th Great-Grandfather

Richard "Olmsted" came to Boston from Fairsted, Essex, England with his uncle, James Olmsted in the good ship, LION, in 1632. He resided in Mount Wollaston (now Quincy), Mass. that year, and removed to Newtown (Cambridge), Mass. until 1636, at which time he removed to Hartford in the Colony of Conn. He was one of the original proprietors of Hartford, and his name is on the Founders Monument in the Ancient Burying Ground (as pictured to the right).

He was a soldier in the Pequot Indian War, enlisting there in May of 1637, and Richard Olmsted and Frances Slany or Slacty were married about 1647 in Hartford. He was a magistrate for the Colony of Connecticut in 1658.

About 1650/51, he removed to Norwalk, Conn. There he also served in the King Philip's War 1575-1676. His will was dated July 8, 1686.


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  • Maintained by: Nancy Ostling Starkman
  • Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
  • Added: 14 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34792521
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Olmsted (1612–20 Apr 1687), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34792521, citing East Norwalk Historical Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Ostling Starkman (contributor 46849347) .