(Abt 1555-)
Thomas NEWELL, Sr
(Abt 1585-1672)
(Abt 1590-1683)
Thomas NEWELL, Jr
(Abt 1610-1689)


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Thomas NEWELL, Jr

  • Born: Abt 1610-1620, , Hertfordshire, England
  • Christened: 14 Jun 1611, , Hertfordshire, England
  • Married: 1641-1642, , , Connecticut, USA
  • Died: 13 Sep 1689, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

   Ancestral File Number: 8J44-DD. User ID: 2318.

   General Notes:

John North of Farmington, Dexter North, Washington DC, 1921,xi 322p 24 cm, 22-22879, CS71.N86 1921: "John North of Farmington Connecticut and his descendants; with a short account of other early North families."
p12: "5. Thomas North (John1), fourth son of John and Hannah (Bird) North, was born in1649, and died at Northington, now Avon, in 1712, aged 63. He married in 1669, Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Olmstead) Newell...
"...Thomas Newell was from Hertfordshire, England. He was an early settler of Hartford, and an original settler of Farmington in 1640. He died 13 Sep 1689. [See `Newell Genealogy']..."

A History of the American People, Vol I, The Swarming of the English, Woodrow Wilson, 1901, Ch V, The Expansion of New England, p144:
"Dutch seamen had discovered the Connecticut so long ago as 1614, when theVirginia Company was still young, and the Massachusetts colony not yet thought of. They had explored also the shores of the Sound below, and both river and Sound had seen their trading boats pass often to and fro these many years. The Dutch had seen the English multiplying fast at Plymouth and the Bay of Massachusetts; had realized that they must be quick to secure what they had discovered and meant to claim; had formally purchased a tract of land from the Indians at the mid-course of the Connecticut; and at last, just before the English came, had built a little fort there to mark their possession, placing it at the fine turn of the river to which, as it fell out, Mr Hooker also and his congregation from Newtown were presently to take a fancy. The Dutch agent in charge had hardly got further in his first work there than the throwing up of an earthen redoubt of two and the planting of a couple of small guns,and had but just named his post `Good Hop' (1633), when the English began to come. Men from Plymouth came first, to build a trading post, and then there followed these congregations from the Bay, as careless of the rights of the Plymouth men asof the rights of the Dutch. When once their coming had begun they crowded in faster and faster, closer and closer, despite every protest. Not many years went by before they were ploughing the very piece of land upon which the little Dutch fortstood, saying that it was a shame to let good bottom soil lie idle..."

Thomas Newell and His Descendants, Mrs Mary A (Newell) Hall, Southington Conn, Cochrane Bros Book and Job Printers, 1878, 268p 19cm, 9-12539, CS71.N545 1878:
"ThomasNewell, who settled in Farminton Connecticut AD 1632 and his descendants, (Incl.) A Genealogical table.
p1. "Origin of the Newell Name.
"The name of Newell is said to have been of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derived from the word 'Neowel,' meaning 'profound or deep'. It is probable that it was given to its original bearerbecause of his character, at the time of the adoption of surnames in England. It is found on ancient English and early American records in the various forms ofNeowel, Neuwal, Newel, Neuell, Newall, Neuhall, Newehall, Hewhall, and Newell, the last being the most generally accepted form of today.
"The family, like its name, was of Saxon origin, and resident in England long prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066. The family was early settled in the counties of Suffolk, Oxford, Hertford, Wilts, Chester, Norfolk, and Lancashire, and at a later date was also to be found in Wigtoun and in various parts of Ireland. The various branches of thefamily were, for the most part, of the landed gentry and yeomanry of Great Britain.
"During the seventeenth century several families of Newell and Newhall crossed the seas and settled in various parts of New England.
"The descriptionof the Newell coat of arms, in terms of heraldry, as stated in Burke's 'General Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland' (1851), is as follows: Gules, two pipes, or hautboys, in saltire, the sinister surmounted of the dexter, between four crosses crosslet, all or.
"'Crosses, which appear in many forms, are an emblem of Christianity, and may have meant that an ancestor took part in the Crusades to the Holy Land. Gules (red) is the color of valor and fortitude. Or (gold) represents constancy."

The Annals of America, Vol I, 1493-1754, Discovering a New World, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago, 1976, p157, Fundamental Orders of Connecticut:
"The Connecticut settlement at Hartford was established in 1636 by settlersfrom the New Towne (now Cambridge), Massachusetts, congregation of the Reverend Thomas Hooker. This group had been preceded by others which had located at Windsor and Wethersfield. In January 1639, the freemen of these three townships assembled and drew up the so-called Fundamental Orders of Connecticut often hailed as the first written American constitution...It contained a preamble that is essentially a compact, the remainder being a body of laws. Hooker's move was prompted primarily by political considerations. He opposed the dominant figures at Boston, who looked down on democracy- believing it to be `no fit government either for church or commonwealth...'"

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring,Vol I, p490-491: "Thomas Newell, Farmington. Invt L448-17-06. Taken 7 Nov 1689. The Children: John Newell 42 years, Thomas 39, Samuel 28, Rebeckah Woodford 46, Mary Bascom 44, Hester Stanly 37, Srah Smith 34, & Hannah North 31. Whereas, ThomasNewell of Farminton, lately deceased, died without any Will, it is mutually agreed between the Widow of the sd. Newell & all the Children that were present at the County Court when the Dist of Thomas Newell's Estate was made..."

1687 to 1695.
Page 13-14 Name: Thomas Newell Location: Farmington
Invt. 449-17-06. Taken 7 November, 1689, by John Stanly and Samuel Cowles. The children: John Newell 42 years, Thomas 39, Samuel 28, Rebeckah Woodford 46, Mary Bascom 44, Hester Stanly 37, Sarah Smith 34, & Hannah North 31.
Whereas, Thomas Newell of Farmington, lately deceased, died without any Will, it is mutually agreed between the Widow of the sd. Newell & all the Children that were present at the County Court when the Dist. of Thomas Newell's Estate was made: The Widow & Relict of the sd. Thomas Newell reserveth the full dispose of her thirds of all the Moveable Estate for her maintenance. It is also agreed by the Widow & Children that Rebeckah Woodford, gr. Child of the forementioned Thomas Newell, that hath lived several years with her gr. Father & Mother, shall have 10 in Moveable Estate given her out of her gr. Father's Estate before any other Dist. be made. We have given into the Worshipfull Court the several sums that each of the Children have already received, as near as we can, intreating them to make an equal Dist. of the forementioned Estate according to our Agreement. Unto all which we have set to our Hands & Seals this 8th of November, 1689.
Witness: George Grave, Caleb Stanly.
Rebeckah Newell, Ls. John Newell, Ls. Samuel Newell, Richard Newell, John Stanly, Ls. Thomas North, Ls. Rebeckah Woodford, Ls. (a grand Child.)
An Account of the Several sums that the Children of Mr. Thomas Newell have already received out of their Father's Estate before he deceased:
s d
To Samuel Newell, Deed of Gift.
To the Eldest son John, 34-00-00
To Thomas Newell, 65-00-00
To Rebeckah Woodford, 30-00-00
To Mary Bascom, 40-00-00
To Hester Stanly, 28-00-00
To Sarah Smith, 40-00-00
To Hannah Smith, 28-00-00
Court Record, Page 5--6 November, 1689: Adms. to the Widow and Samuel Newell. John Stanly and Samuel Cowles to be Overseers.

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8J44-DD Born 1620 Hartford England Chr 14 Jun 1611 Herfords England, Mar Bef 1643 IGI Christening 5001605-29-Not Available Thomas NEWELL Father Thomas NEWELL Chr 14 Jun 1611 Hereford England, Ver 4.10 Mar 1641/1642.

IGI Christening 5001605-29-Not Available Thomas NEWELL Father Thomas NEWELL Chr 14 Jun 1611 Hereford England.

   Marriage Information:

Thomas married Rebecca OLMSTEAD, daughter of Richard OLMSTED, Sr and Frances SLANY, in 1641-1642 in , , Connecticut, USA. (Rebecca OLMSTEAD was born on 20 Feb 1623/24 in Fairsted, Essex, England, christened in Great Leighs, Essex, England and died on 24 Feb 1697/98 in , , Connecticut, USA.)

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