William Fowler

Immigrant 1637

William Fowler, born 1572, died 25 January 1660/1 aged 88 at Milford, Ct. He was from Islington, London, England, a prisoner in Bridewell with other Puritans in 1592. Came to America in the company of Governor Eaton and Rev. John Davenport from England, and arriving at Boston, Ma. 26 June 1637, removed to New Haven, Ct. next year, then settled 1661 at Milford, Ct. Planter. Builder of mill. First magistrate of New Haven 1637. Judge. Freeplanter. One of the seven pillars at the founding of the church. Said to have had a classical education in his native country, and was a man of distinction. Representative. Lieutenant. Assistant of the Colony. He married Sarah ( ). Among the monumental remains at Islington are found those of his family, bearing this inscription after some names and dates: "Divers of this family lie here interred; the ancestors of Sir Thomas Fowler, Knight and Baronet, living 1630."
WILLIAM m. Mary Tapp
John, d. 1712. on the list immediately following the freeplanters in Milford. He had lot #51 of 1 acre 2 rods and 20 pillars on present West Town Street. Removed to Guilford, Ct. Will 1732, proven 1738, m. 1647 Mary, d. of George Hubbard.
Ch: Abigail, Mary, Abraham, John, Mehitable, Elizabeth.
Ambrose, freeman 1657, Westfield 1668, d. there 18 Oct 1704, m. 6 May 1646 Joan Alvord
Sarah m. John Caffinch/Caffinge of New Haven and Guilford, Ct.

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