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John Moss (1604 - 1707)

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Captain John Moss
Born in Manchester, Lancashire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half] and
Husband of — married in New Haven, New Haven, CTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Apr 2011
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Categories: Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | New Haven, Connecticut | Wallingford, Connecticut | Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
John Moss migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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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.
  • It is believed he may have named Wallingford, CT.

Birth

1604, Manchester, Lancashire, England. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Death

He died at the age of 103, on 31 March 1707, Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut. [1] [2] [5] [7] He is buried in Center Street Cemetery, in Wallingford, Connecticut.[8] [2]

Marriage

Per Torrey's Marriages prior to 1700, John. Moss married Abigail. Charles by 1639/40 in New Haven / Wallingford, Connecticut.[9] According to Yates Publishing the marriage took place on 18 Jan 1636, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. [6] [5] [10]

Children:

Emigration

  • 1639 - Arrival, New Haven, Connecticut. [11]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [online database], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions, 1675-1934 [online database], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  3. Edmund West, compiler. Family Data Collection - Births [online publication], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  4. Godfrey Memorial Library, compiler. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [online publication], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ancestry.com. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [online publication], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [online publication], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  7. Edmund West, compiler. Family Data Collection - Deaths [online publication], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  8. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Ancient New Haven, Volume 5, page 1219
  9. Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700, AmericanAncestors.org, Volume 2, page 1067.
  10. Edmund West, compiler. Family Data Collection - Marriages [online publication], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  11. Ancestry.com U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [online database], Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Place: New Haven, Connecticut; Year: 1639; Page Number: 201.

Notes

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 11:44:23 EDT
To: AncestrySmithBrink@onelist.com
Subject: [AncestrySmithBrink] INFORMATION ON JOHN MOSS
From: Dkrkjt@aol.com
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

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FTW GEN JOHN WAS THE EMIGRANT AND A FOUNDER OF WALLINGFORD , CONN. John Moss was one of the first colonists to N e w Haven Colony, and signed the compact there in 1639 . H e 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 w a s also prominent in the establishment of the church. John joined with the magistrates and chief inhabitants of New Haven in urging permission to erect a village on our lands lieing above ye great plaine. Permission was granted 10-10-1667. For two years, the territory was prospected for an eligible site by John Moss, John Brokett , Abraham Doolittle and others, who suggested the site which was chosen for the village of Wallingford, CT. John Mos s had arrived in Boston 6 25 1637, with the Davenport Co . on the Hector. It is probable that he came from the vicinity of Wallingford, England, in Berks Co. about 10 miles from Oxford . At the time the General Court in Hartford named the town , John Moss was Deputy to its session. It i s presumed, therefore , that we owe the selection of the town's name to John 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 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 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.


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On 15 Apr 2015 at 19:57 GMT Anne B wrote:

Moss-2379 and Moss-258 appear to represent the same person because: same name birth year and death year

On 8 Oct 2014 at 15:20 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

I do not believe that this record is for this person, as the records found for thesiblings are both christened in different parts of England. People just did not move around like that in that era.



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