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  • ID: I7596
  • Name: Henry Wolcott
  • Surname: Wolcott
  • Given Name: Henry
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 Dec 1578 in Lydiard, Sommerset, England
  • Death: 30 May 1655 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
  • _UID: 2DD2A135186386469576765A7449B476DEA1
  • Note:
    The ancestor of this family was Henry Wolcott, an English gentleman of considerable fortune , who was born in the year 1578. During the progress of the Independents in England, he embra ced the principles of that sect, and hence becoming obnoxious to the British government, he f ound it expedient to emigrate to America. His emigration, with his family, took place in 1630 . They settled for a time at Dorchester, in Massachusetts.

    Mr. Wolcott is represented to have been a man of talents and enterprise. Possessing an ampl e fortune, he associated himself with John Mason, Roger Ludlow, Mr. Stoughton, and Mr. Newber ry, who were also men of wealth, in the settlement of Windsor, in Connecticut. About the sam e time, as is well known, settlements were made at Hartford and Wethersfield.

    In 1639, the first general assembly of Connecticut was holden at Hartford. It was composed o f delegates from the above towns. Among these delegates was Henry Wolcott. Since that date, d own to the present time, some of the members of this distinguished family have been concerne d in the city government of the state.

    His Great grandson, Oliver Wolcott, was a signer of the Decleration of Independance!
  • Change Date: 28 Aug 2001 at 13:02:38



    Father: John Wolcott b: ABT 1540 in England
    Mother: Agnes Cross

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Saunders b: 1582 in Lydiard, Sommerset, England
    • Married: 19 Jan 1606 in England
    Children
    1. Has No Children John Wolcott b: ABT 1608
    2. Has No Children Anna Wolcott b: ABT 1609
    3. Has Children Henry Wolcott b: 21 Jan 1610/1611 in England
    4. Has No Children Christopher Wolcott b: BEF 1620
    5. Has No Children George Wolcott b: BEF 1620
    6. Has No Children Mary Wolcott b: ABT 1622
    7. Has Children Simon Wolcott b: 11 Sep 1624
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