|b. about 1642||England||[Tomlinson1 14]|
|d. 17 March 1698||Derby Conn||[Tomlinson1 14]|
|m. 5 November 1662||Stratford Conn||[Tomlinson1 14]|
|bp. November 1606||St Peters Church||[Tomlinson1 ]|
|d. 16 March 1681||Stratford Conn||[Tomlinson1 ]|
 Alice --
|b. 1608||England||[Tomlinson1 ]|
|d. 25 January 1698||[Tomlinson1 ]|
[Stratford2 203-4] The bible and coat of arms he brought are still preserved. Shortly before his coming to Stratford, in June 1656, the town of Milford brought a complaint against him and he against it, as to the ownership of a house, both claiming it, as an ordinary or tavern which had conducted one or more years as a town officer. The town charged him with 'breaking the jurisdiction order in selling strong water at a greater price that is allowed, and wine and dyeth at (as is conceived) immoderate prices, whereby the town suffers, and some have said they never came at the like places for dearness'. Soon after this Mr Tomlinson removed to Stratford, but the suit being continued in court several times until the spring of 1659, when it was again postponed until the following October which was the last heard of it, except that it came up later in a different form. This time the governor rendered a decision and imposed a small fine on Mr Tomlinson, and he in turn had the governor arrested, by leagal process, as having done him a personal injury. His causing the arrest of the chief magistrate of the colony naturally created great excitement and after two hearings in court, Mr Tomlinson was fined 100 pounds and required to give bond in that sum with the assurance that the court would 'call for the 100 pounds when it should see cause', and so far as the record shows, there the matter stands at the present time.
HT with Mr Joseph Hawley was associated in purchasing a tract of land of the Indians, in Derby, 22 April 1662, in behalf of the plantation of Derby, but afterwards received in return for the purchase money they had expended, quite large tracts of land. he was one of the most active business men of Stratford and known as such throughout the Colony. Never having been a military man, he had no title to his name but was a farmer, buying, selling and cultivating much land. In 1671 he and others by permission fo the General Court purchased a large tract of land from the Indians at Weantinock - now New Milford.
His will was dated the winter of 1680-1 and was proved 28 April 1681. The inventory of his estate amounted to 512:16:02 pounds besides his tract of land at Weantinock, which he gave to his two sons, Jonas and Agar.
[Derby1] HT was at Milford as early as 1652.
|m. January 1600||St Peters Church|
 Maria Hyde
Dewayne E. Perry
Copyright © 1965-Present. All rights reserved.
Last Updated 30 Sep 2001