Christopher settled in Fairfield, New Haven Colony, by 1654, age 18. He was still 'of Fairfield' in January 1661/62, when he purchased real estate in Norwalk.
29 May 1654, at New Haven. Christopher made affidavit about a visit to goodwife Knapp accused of witchcraft. She was executed. [In another place this date is given as 22 Jan 1661. Knapp was apparently not of the Knapp family that married into my Allen family. Hester, wife of Andrew Ward [the Wards being my direct ancesters] also testified that Goodwife Knapp had told her the wife of Thomas Staples was also a witch.]
Christopher on 27 Jan 1661/62 purchased a home and house lot, including orchard, barn, and other buildings, in Norwalk, from Thomas Betts, planter. Christopher, then 26 years old, is called "of Fairfield.' This lot is labeled 'Nath. Eli, then Thos. Betts, who sold 1/2 to Christopher Comstock' on the fold-out map in Hall's Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk.. The lot sits on the northeast corner of what is, in 2016, the intersection of East Avenue and Myrtle Street, just north of the railroad.
Christopher was chosen as tavernkeeper in 1672. The town meeting of 9 Feb. 1671/72 chose and approved Christopher Comstock 'to kepe an ordinary for the entertaynment of strangers.' Perhaps the tavern was to entertain the locals as well?
Christopher also served on a grand jury, 19 Sep 1692, to examine witches.
Christopher died at Norwalk, Connecticut, December 28, 1702, in his 67th year. and was buried at Canoe Hill Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut. His memorial has links to those of many family members.
↑ Mary Jane Comstock, Compiler; Comstock-Haggard and Allied Families; (Chicago: Adams Press, 1973)
↑ 3.03.13.23.22.214.171.124.7 John A. Comstock. A history and genealogy of the Comstock family in America. Published: Los Angeles, Priv. print. for the author by the Commonwealth Press, 1949. p. 2,4. A HathiTrust e-book. JAComstock
Comstock-814 and Comstock-39 appear to represent the same person because: Similar spouse/daughter (different entries, but these entries are themselves merge-able.)
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