- Born: 16 Feb 1603-1617, , , England
- Christened: 16 Feb 1616/17, Fairsted, Essex, England
- Married: Great Bently, Essex, England
- Died: 2 Aug 1686, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
Another name for John was OLMSTEAD.
Ancestral File Number: 29T7-K5.
Monument to First Hartford Settlers, Hartford CT: "...James Olmsted, John Olmsted, Richard Olmsted..."
Planters of the Commonwealth 1620-1640, Charles Edward Banks, Riverside Press, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1930
p85: "'Lyon'. This ship was famous in the history of the early emigration to Massachusetts, and her Master was equally noted for his skillful seamanship and his sympathy with the policy of the Puritan leaders. In 1630, 1631, and 1632 she made four voyages hither in quicksuccession under his command with the regularity of a ferry, and on one of them saved the new settlement from starvation and death by her timely arrival with provisions and anti-scorbutics. The official connection of the 'Lyon' with the Winthrop Fleet is of the same character as related of the 'Mary and John,' as both were doubtless approved by the Governor and Assistants. In his letter of 28 Mar 1630 to his wife written from the 'Arbella' off the Isle of Wight, after noting the sailing of the 'Mary and John', Winthrop wrote: 'and the ship which goes from Bristowe...'"
p87: "'Mary and John', Thomas Chubb, Master. She sailed from Plymouth, England, March 20, 1630, with one hundred and forty passengers from the counties of Somerset, Dorset, and Devon under the patronage of the Reverend John White. She arrived at Nantasket May 30, and all the passengers settled at Mattapan which was renamed Dorchester. There is no list of the emigrants, but the following persons are believed to have come in this ship according to evidences from contemporary authorities. All setted at Dorchester, Massachusetts. (See Banks: 'The Winthrop Fleet of 1630' pp100-105, and Clapp: 'Memoirs'..."
p101: "James Olmstead ofFairstead, County Essex, to Cambridge.
"Mrs Joyce Olmstead, Nehemiah Olmstead, Nicholas Olmstead, Richard Olmstead, John Olmstead, Rebecca Olmstead..."
Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637, James Shepard, Journal Publish- ing Co, Meridian CT, 1913, p22:
"Nicholas Olmstead...Enlisted from Hartford...He was son of James Olmstead, came to Boston with his father in the Lion, 1632, and probably came to Hartford with his father in 1636...
"Richard Olmstead...Enlisted from Hartford. (Tarbox, Talcott, Bodge, Stuart and Parker). Had a lot in Soldiers' Field (H.T.V., p 61).
"Came to Boston with his Uncle James in the Lion, 1632, was an original proprietor of Hartford. Removed to Norwalk, 1651, was Muster Master for Fairfield Co.; was a brother of John Olmstead of Norwich. Died 1684/1686... (Talcott, Savage, Manwaring, Vol. I., p343; Atwater, p680, and Thomas' Abridged Olmstead Genealogy, p3.)."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 29T7-K5 Born Abt 1603 Died Abt 1686, Ancestral File Ver 4.10 29T7-K5 John OLMSTED Born 16 Feb 1617 England Mar Great Bently Essex England Died 2 Aug 1686, P1BZ-PF John (Dr) OLMSTEAD.
John married Elizabeth MARVIN in Great Bently, Essex, England.