William Comstock
(Abt 1595-Abt 1683)


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William Comstock

  • Born: Abt 1595, England 635
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Abt 1683, New London, Conneticut about age 88 635

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• Background Information. 635
William Comstock came to Massachuseets from England in about 1635. He possibly brought with him his wife Elizabeth, and four or five of his children. He first lived in the vicinity of Watertown Massachusetts, by quickly moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut.

held lands on the Connecticut River in Wethersfield in 1641. He was among the twenty-six men from Wethersfield in an expedition commanded by Captain John Mason which captured the Pequot Fort at Mystic, Connecticut.

In about 1650, William moved to New London where he received a grant of land in 1647. At the town meeting in Nov 1650, he voted to cooperate with John Winthrop to establish a corn mill in Jul 1651. In 1659 it is recorded that "with the consent of my "now" wife Elizabeth: he sold property in New London, which may indicate that this Elizbeth was a second wife.

25 Feb 1661/62, "Old Goodman Comstock" was elected Sexton, "to order yourth in the meeting house, sweep the meeting house and beat out dogs," at forty shillings a year, to dig all graves, and have four shilling for a grave for a man or woman, and two shillings for children, to be paid by supervisors.

The date of his death is unknown, but the History of New London states that he lived to an old age, on Post Hill.

• John, b. abt 1624; d. Lyme, Connecticut, 1680; married Abigail Chappell
• Samuel, b. abt 1660; d. New London, 1659; m. Anne
• Daniel, b. 1630; d. 1683, New London; m. Paltiah Elderkin
• Elizabeth, b. abt 1633; d Jul 1659; m. Edward Shipton, Jan 1651
• Christopher, b. abt 1633; d. Jul 1659; m Hannah Platt, 6 Oct 1663

In "History of The Nation Society of Daughter of Founder and Patriots of American" for the fifteenth year, ending 13 May 1913, Mary Ella Comstock gives the name of the second wife of William Comstock as "Elizabeth Daniel."

~A history and genealogy of the Comstock family in America, pp. 1-2

William married.


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