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John Moss

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Captain John Moss
Born in Manchester, Lancashire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in New Haven, New Haven, CTmap
Died in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Contents

Biography

  • REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GENERAL COURT
  • SIGNER OF NEW HAVEN COLONY COMPACT, 1639
  • CORPORAL IN THE NEW HAVEN TRAIN BAND, 1642
  • DEPUTY TO THE NEW HAVEN LEGISLATURE, 1664
  • John may have immigrated on the "Hector" or the Hector's "Consort" in 1637. He died at the age of 103. It is believed he may have named Wallingford, CT.

Name

Name: John. /MOSS/[1][2]

Birth

Birth:
Date: ABT. 1604
Place: England[3][4]

Death

Death:
Date: 31 MAR 1707
Place: Wallingford, New Haven, CTage 103 Moses Y. Beach[5]

Burial

Burial:
Place: Wallingford, Center Street Cem.[6]

Marriage

Husband: John. Moss
Wife: Abigail. Charles
Child: John. Moss
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Unknown
Marriage:
Date: 18 JAN 1629/30
Place: West New Haven, New Haven, CT[7]

Imported only 18 JAN 1629 from Marriage Date and marked as uncertain.

Husband: John. Moss
Wife: Unknown Unknown
Child: John. Moss
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Unknown
Marriage:
Date: ABT. 1603
Place: New Haven, New Haven, CT[8]


  • Died at 103

Sources

  • Source: S001408 Title: 1496544.FTW Repository: Call Number: Media: Other
  • Source: S125551 Title: Maltby 08282011.FTW Repository: Call Number: Media: Other


  • A GENEALOGICAL MEMOIR OF THE LO-LATHROP FAMILY, 1884, PAGE 47, MARTHA (#25)


Notes

Note N33From: Dkrkjt@aol.com
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 11:44:23 EDT
To: AncestrySmithBrink@onelist.com
Subject: [AncestrySmithBrink] INFORMATION ON JOHN MOSS
From: Dkrkjt@aol.com
Ladies
This information is for Art Hall who is a descendant of John Moss.
WALLINGFORD TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION- 1970-Pages 25 & 26
John Moss was born about 1604 and died in 1707 in Wallingford aged 103. He
came with the first colonists to New Haven and signed the compact there in
1639. He was a representative to the General Court from New Haven for many
years. He held the rank of Corporal and was one of the original purchasers
of the town. He was also prominent in the establishment of the church.
John Moss joined with the magistrates and chief inhabitants of New Haven in
urging permission "to erect a village on our lands lying above ye great
plaine." Permission was granted October 10, 1667. For two years the
territory was prospected for an eligible site by John Moss, John Brockett,
Abraham Doolittle and others who suggested the site which was later chosen.
John Moss and John Brockett had come over together from England, arriving in
Boston June 25, 1637, with the Davenport Co. on the "Hector." It is probable
they resided in the same vicinity, Wallingford, England in Berks County about
10 miles from Oxford. At the time the General Court in Hartford named the
town, John Moss was Deputy to its session. It is presumed, therefore, that
we owe the selection of the town's name to John Moss.
He was 67 in 1670. He had a lot at the south end of the village, adjoining
his friend John Brocket and Samuel Brown. Failing to settle on it within the
time limited, his title was forfeited, and the committee handling such
matters gave it to John Moss Jr.
The title "Mr" is often found before his name, which was a mark of respect in
those days. It is said that Moss Rock here in Wallingford was names for him.
It goes on to name some of his descendants, which we have.
I think it is remarkable that people lived that long back then. Art is going
to send some more information to me later and I will pass it along as it
comes in.
Dorothy

Rob Salzman - http://www.e-familytree.net - 4130 SW 117th Ave # 415 Beaverton, OR, 97005
FTW GEN JOHN WAS THE EMIGRANT AND A FOUNDER OF WALLINGF O R D , C ONN. John Moss was one of the first colonists t o N e w Ha ve n Colony, and signed the compact there in 163 9 . H e wa s a re presentative to the General Court from N e w Have n fo r many y ears. He held the rank of Corporal a n d was on e o f the origi nal purchasers of the town. He w a s also pro mine nt in the es tablishment of the church. John joined with the magistrates and chief inhabit a n t s o f New Haven in urging permission to erect a vill a g e o n ou r lands lieing above ye great plaine. Permiss i o n wa s grant ed 10 10 1667. For two years, the territo r y wa s pro specte d for an eligible site by John Moss, Jo h n Broc kett , Abraha m Doolittle and others, who suggest e d the sit e whi ch was ch osen for the village of Walling fo rd, CT. Jo hn Mos s had arri ved in Boston 6 85 1437, wi t h the Davenpo rt Co . on the Hec tor. It is probable th a t he came fro m the vi cinity of Wall ingford, England , i n Berks Co. abou t 10 mile s from Oxford . At the tim e th e General Court i n Hartford n amed the town , John Mo ss wa s Deputy to its se ssion. It i s presumed, ther efore , tha t we owe the selecti on of the to wn s name to Jo h n Moss.
John was born about 1604 and died in 1707 in Wallingford aged 103. He came with the first colonists to New Haven and signed the compact there in 1639. He was a representative to the General Court from New Haven for many years. He held the rank of corporal and was one fo the original purchasers of the town. He was also prominent in the establishment of the church.
John Moss joined with the magistrates and chief inhabitants of New Haven in urging permission "to erect a village on our lands lieing above ye great planie." Permission was granted October 10, 1667. For two years the territory was prospected for an eligible site by John Moss, John Brockett, Abraham Doolittle and others, who suggested the site which was later chosen. John Moss and John Brockett had come over together from England, arriving in Boston June 25, 1637, with the Davenport Company, on the "Hector."
It is probable they resided in the same vicinity, Wallingford, England, in the Berks County about 10 miles from Oxford. At the time the General Court in Hartford named the town, John Moss was Deputy to its session. It is presumed, therefore, that we owe the selection of the town's name to John Moss.
He was 67 in 1670. He had a lot at the south end of the village, adjoining his friend John Brockett and Samuel Brown. Failing to settle on it within the time limited, his title was forfeited, and committee handling such matters give it to John Moss, Jr.
The title "Mr." is often found before his name, which was a mark of respect in those days. It is said that Moss Rock here in Wallingford was named for him.[Moss.ftw]
John Moss (1603 or 1604-1707), a Puritan, was one of the earliest settlers of New Haven Colony. New Haven was founded in 1638 as a Puritan theocracy. In 1640 he signed a compact as one of the proprietors and planters of New Haven. He was a member of the first general court in 1639, 1648, 1649, and 1664. He was chosen corporal in 1642. John was elected commissioner eighteen times and it that capacity was authorized to perform marriage ceremonies, among other duties. He was named to committee to distribute commons lands. He headed a committee to organize a church, although in 1646 he was fined ten shillings for neglecting a church service. Occasionally he was appointed to defend the accused in civil court. Upon the union of New Haven with Connecticut in 1665, he was repeatedly appointed to attend the general court at Hartford, and was appointed a magistrate. In 1670 he was one
of the incorporators of the city of Wallingford, which was set off from New Haven. He died in Wallingford when he was 103 years old.
Note: Donald L. Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 1922-1932, 3 volumes
John was New Haven 1639, signed the original comp. 4 Jun 1643. He was representative 1667-1670, and then removed to Wallingford 1670, of which he was representative 1671-1673, yet continued as proprietor at New Haven, died aged 103, perhaps with slight exaggeration.
  1. Source: #S001408
  2. Source: #S125551 Data: Text: Date of Import: Aug 28, 2011
  3. Source: #S001408
  4. Source: #S125551 Data: Text: Date of Import: Aug 28, 2011
  5. Source: #S125551 Data: Text: Date of Import: Aug 28, 2011
  6. Source: #S125551 Data: Text: Date of Import: Aug 28, 2011
  7. Source: #S125551 Data: Text: Date of Import: Aug 28, 2011
  8. Source: #S125551 Data: Text: Date of Import: Aug 28, 2011

Acknowledgments

  • This person was created through the import of HOWE(1).ged on 08 April 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Moss-877 created through the import of Tree 22712.ged on May 10, 2012 by Pat Brooks. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Pat and others.
  • Thank you to Nova Weller for creating WikiTree profile Moss-1318 through the import of Weller_Side.GED on May 19, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Nova and others.
  • WikiTree profile Moss-601 created through the import of Maltby master 08282011.GED on Aug 30, 2011 by Harry Maltby. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Harry and others.
  • WikiTree profile Moss-864 created through the import of BANDFIELD-NORDMAN.ged on Apr 30, 2012 by Charmayne Bischel. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Charmayne and others.
  • Thank you to Dave Lewis for creating WikiTree profile Moss-1135 through the import of Lewis Jr Family Tree (1).ged on Jan 22, 2013.
  • WikiTree profile Moss-468 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Brian and others.

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