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Rev. Henry Whitfield

Male 1597 - 1657  (60 years)


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  • Name Rev. Henry Whitfield  [1
    Born 1597  Mortlake, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Jul 1639  New England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 8C223E7093F8435A96FD543E51948E597564 
    Died Sep 1657  Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I70  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified 24 Dec 1993 

    Father Thomas Whitfield,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mildred Manning,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Jan 1584  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Sheaffe,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Abigail Whitfield,   d. 9 Sep 1659, Norwich, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Dorothy Whitfield,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Whitfield,   d. 1675, America Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas Whitfield,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Whitfield,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Nathaniel Whitfield,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Whitfield,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Henry Whitfield,   d. 28 Feb 1634, Ockley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Rebecca Whitfield,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The Reverend came from England to America in the ship Hector with Eaton and Davenport, and with "considerable money in his pocket and, in the back of his mind, the purpose of founding areligious hierarchy of his own." (Connecticut Trilogy p. 240). He and his party arrived at Menunkatuck, or Guilford. The Indian "queen bee" Shaumpishuh relinquished this land in return for adozen each of coats, shoes, pots, hatchets, knives, porringers, and, finally, a dozen looking-glasses and two pairs of stockings.
      The Reverend and his company then built Guilford's Old Stone House, is reputed to be the oldest stone dwelling in America (see Trilogy). Apparently, it still stands and is a somewhatrestored status. It is probable that Whitfield's daughter(s) were married here.
      Whitfield and his wife Dorothy went back to England around 1651, but Old Stone continued to be a place of worship for some time to come.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Trilogy, , pp. 240-243.

    2. [S35] Avery Collection, 104G.

    3. [S36] Pedigrees, , p. 673.

    4. [S46] Waters, Henry F., Gen Gleanings, , p. 1384.

    5. [S46] Waters, Henry F., Gen Gleanings, , p. 1352 (latin).