Name: Henry Wolcott
Given Name: Henry
Birth: 5 Dec 1578 in Lydiard, Sommerset, England
Death: 30 May 1655 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
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.
Change Date: 28 Aug 2001 at 13:02:38
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!
Father: John Wolcott b: ABT 1540 in England
Mother: Agnes Cross
Elizabeth Saunders b: 1582 in Lydiard, Sommerset, England
19 Jan 1606
- John Wolcott b: ABT 1608
- Anna Wolcott b: ABT 1609
- Henry Wolcott b: 21 Jan 1610/1611 in England
- Christopher Wolcott b: BEF 1620
- George Wolcott b: BEF 1620
- Mary Wolcott b: ABT 1622
- Simon Wolcott b: 11 Sep 1624