THE HAWLEY RECORD

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  • ID: I17
  • Name: Thomas HAWLEY
  • Surname: Hawley
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Prefix: Deacon
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 Jul 1678 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Death: 6 May 1722 in Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Burial: Old Stratfield Cem, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • _UID: DC02545D07E3134CA246A48A1F2E80D48F0C
  • Occupation: Clothier, Farmer
  • Residence: Pequonnock, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Note:
    The Hawley Record, compiled and published by Elias Sill Hawley, 1890
    Genealogical Note 17, page 450
    DEACON THOMAS HAWLEY No 17, son of Samuel, Sen, married widow Joanna Sherwood, and daughter of Ephraim Boothe, in 1701. They were second cousins. This marriage was erroneously recorded on the town records 1721, whereas in 1715, six years earlier, Joanna signs a document as widow of Sherwood and wife of Hawley. In 1712, also (vol ii., p 199), Land Records, Joanna styles herself wife of Thomas Hawley. John Sherwood, of Fairfield, her first husband, died before 1796 (sic, s/b 1696?), when the inventory of his estate was taken, and as she was in 1701 only 23 years of age, and was certainly Thomas Hawley's first wife, the date of the marriage was 1701.

    Thomas Hawley joined the Stratfield, now Bridgeport church, by letter from Stratford, in 1699; was chosen Deacon of the same in 1712; died in 1722, and was buried in the old Stratfield burying-ground.

    Like his grandfather, father and brothers, he was a large land-holder.
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  • Change Date: 26 Sep 2014 at 11:30:52



    Father: Samuel HAWLEY Sr b: 1647
    Mother: Mary THOMPSON b: in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut c: 7 Jun 1653

    Marriage 1 Joanna BOOTH b: 10 Sep 1678 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
    • Married: Oct 1701
    Children
    1. Has Children Ebenezer HAWLEY b: 11 Jun 1703 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
    2. Has Children Ellen Mary HAWLEY b: 11 Sep 1705 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
    3. Has Children Elizabeth HAWLEY b: 5 Nov 1706 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
    4. Has No Children Thomas HAWLEY b: 7 Jan 1708/1709
    5. Has Children Ezra HAWLEY b: 15 May 1711 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
    6. Has Children Mary HAWLEY b: 16 Jan 1713
    7. Has Children Hannah HAWLEY b: 15 May 1715 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    8. Has Children Esther Hester HAWLEY b: 13 Jun 1717
    9. Has Children Samuel HAWLEY b: 15 Apr 1719
    10. Has Children Katharine HAWLEY b: 19 Feb 1722 in Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Hawley Record
      Author: Elias Sill Hawley
      Publication: Press of E H Hutchinson & Co, Buffalo, New York, 1890
      Page: HR #17, page 2
      Note: Clothier, Farmer
    2. Title: Find A Grave website
      Publication: http://www.findagrave.com
      Page: Connecticut, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Old Stratfield Cemetery
      Note: ORIGINAL BURIAL SITE. The remains of Thomas Hawley, who died in his 44th year, were transferred to the Tower Crypt of Bridgeport's United Congregational Church in 1926, along with those of four other local religious leaders of the colonial and early American era. Mr Hawley had served the community as a Deacon for ten years, from 1712 until his death in 1722.
    3. Title: aa History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport
      Author: Rev Samuel Orcutt
      Publication: Fairfield County Historical Society, 1886
      Page: page 1213
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