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William Wethersfield Comstock (abt. 1595 - 1683)

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William Wethersfield Comstock
Born about in Culmstock, Devonshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about (to ) in Devon Englandmap
Died in New London, New London, Connecticutmap
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William Comstock was born in England about 1595. He married as his second wife Elizabeth Daniel, she was born about 1608 and died after 1665. William is believed to have died about 1683.[1]

William Comstock was born July 4, 1585 in Culmstock, Devonshire, England. He died in 1683 in New London, New London, Conn. William married Elizabeth Daniel. Their children:[2]

  1. John, 1624-1680
  2. Samuel, 1628-1660
  3. Daniel, born July 21, 1630 in Providence, Rhode Island, died in1683 in Stonington, Conn. He married Paltiah Elderkin in 1653 in Lynn, Essex, Mass.
  4. Elizabeth, 1633-1659
  5. Christopher, 1635-1702


  1. Source: #JAComstock Page: 1,2
  2. |


William Comstock [3][4]


Birth date: [1]

4 JUL 1595
Culmstock, Devonshire, England


28 April 1641: Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
William Comstock owned property in Wethersfield by 28 April 1641, when he is listed on the Wethersfield inventory of properties regarding the "lands he bought of Richard Mills" at that date. [5] The inventories were made within a few years, up to five years, of the transfer of property. [6] We can estimate that William Comstock may have been in Wethersfield before 1640.


1683: New London, New London, Connecticut Colony


1622/23, England

Children of William

  1. John b. c 1624 m. Abigail Chappell[7]
  2. Samuel b. c. 1628 m. Anne Tucker ?[8]
  3. Daniel b. 1630 m. Paltiah Elderkin[9]
  4. Elizabeth b. 1633 m. Edward Shipton[10]
  5. Christopher b. 1635 m Hannah Platt[11]


These may be grandchildren - working on

Child: Gideon Comstock
Child: William Comstock
Child: UNKNOWN Comstock


  1. Source: #JAComstock Page: 1,2
  2. |
  3. Source: #JAComstock p. 1,2
  4. Source: #S44 Page: p.1980
  5. Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20
  6. Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20
  7. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  8. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  9. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  10. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  11. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  • Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20.(Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.) William Comstock
  • Source: 'JAComstock' Comstock, John A. 1883- A history and genealogy of the Comstock family in America. Published: Los Angeles, Priv. print. for the author by the Commonwealth Press, 1949. A HathiTrust e-book. JAComstock
  • Source: S44 Title: New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. II, Record Type: Genealogical record, Subject: Early New England families, File Reference: GR929.374 C99 Author: Compiler: William Richard Cutter Publication: Clearfield Company Repository: #R13
  • Repository: R13 Name: Santa Clara Public Library Address: 2635 Homestead Road City: Santa Clara State: California 95051


  • WikiTree profile Comstock-407 created through the import of Kimpton Paternal Oct 2012.ged on Oct 2, 2012 by Jim Kimpton.
  • WikiTree profile Comstock-153 created through the import of Lent_Vise_2011-05-11aa.ged on May 26, 2011 by Bryan Sypniewski.
  • WikiTree profile Comstock-394 created through the import of perry and plumb tree.ged on Aug 18, 2012 by Merry Kennedy.
  • WikiTree profile Comstock-207 created through the import of ross20genancestors-children6-22-2011.ged on Jun 22, 2011 by Lamar Ross.
  • WikiTree profile Comstock-372 created through the import of ABRAHAM BALLOU.GED on Mar 1, 2012 by Denise Tracy.


Born possibly as early as 1590, his will notes "Elizabeth now my wife" and children John and Daniel in Lyme, CT and of New London.



Comstock Genealogy, by Cyrus B. Comstock, Knickerboker Press, New York, 1907.


  1. Source: #JAComstock Page: 1,2
  2. |
  3. Source: #JAComstock p. 1,2
  4. Source: #S44 Page: p.1980
  5. Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20
  6. Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20
  7. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  8. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  9. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  10. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  11. Source: #JAComstock p. 2
  12. Entered by Jay Byrne.


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On 18 Dec 2015 at 19:32 GMT Sandy Culver wrote:

Comstock-148 and Comstock-582 appear to represent the same person because: Comstock-148 is the LNAB and has the more likely documented info. Info in Bios supports merge.

On 10 Aug 2015 at 01:10 GMT Sandy Culver wrote:

Appears to be match with Comstock-582 since son and grandson are in proposed matches that are documented.

More sources would cinch the deal.

On 10 Aug 2015 at 00:38 GMT Merry Kennedy wrote:

Comstock-582 and Comstock-148 do not represent the same person because: date differences sound like another person

On 28 Jul 2011 at 12:16 GMT K. (X.) H. wrote:

Just to clarify:

Several errors and traditions have crept into the Comstock lineage of William who died in new London,about 1683. There was no William Goodman Comstock - there is a record in New London referring to "old goodman Comstock" - that is a social greeting, not a given name, which well-meaning researchers have misunderstood. The births of William & Elizabeth in England are not proved as the same persons. Elizabeth's surname as Daniels is also not proved by any documentation that can now be found. There were no sons Gideon & William - they were grandsons. Only John & Daniel are proved by actual documentation; Samuel, Christopher, & Elizabeth only by circumstance. You can read more here.

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