Gov. William Pitkin, IV

Gov. William Pitkin, IV

Male 1635 - 1694  (59 years)    Has 5 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Pitkin  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Gov. 
    Suffix IV 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1635  St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1694  Hartford, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I102883  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2000 

    Father William Pitkin, III,   b. 1608, Berkhamsted, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1643, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1612, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 28 Dec 1641  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1634 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F41748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Goodwin,   b. Abt 1639, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1724, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 1661 
    Children 
     1. Roger Pitkin,   b. 1662,   d. 24 Nov 1748, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. William Pitkin, V,   b. 1664,   d. 5 Apr 1723, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Hannah Pitkin,   b. Abt 1666,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Pitkin,   b. Abt 1668,   d. 1706, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     5. Nathaniel Pitkin,   b. Abt 1670,   d. 20 Feb 1733  (Age ~ 63 years)
     6. George Pitkin,   b. Sep 1675,   d. 23 Dec 1702  (Age ~ 27 years)
     7. Elizabeth Pitkin,   b. Oct 1677,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ozias Pitkin,   b. Sep 1679,   d. 29 Jan 1747  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F41747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • - Interred: Burial ground adjoining First Church of Hartford, CT, on Main St.

      - From Norwich. Arrived Hartford 1659.

      - Teacher & lawyer in England. Taught school in Hartford 1660.

      - Bought land on East side of river in 1661.

      - Became a prominent planter; Freeman 9 Oct 1662.

      - First Attorney General for Colony, 1664, app't. by the King. Treasurer 1676.

      - App't. with Major Talcott to negotiate peace with the Narragansett tribe in 1676

      - Representative from Hartford and Greenwich, Ct 1675- 1677.

      - Member of General Court 1675-1690, with breaks.

      - Governor of CT 1666 - 1670; deputy Gov. 1654-1666.

      - Member of the Colonial Council 1690- death.

      - Member of the Church of England. Baptised his children in Puritan Church.

      - Left a volume of religions writings, which are extant.

      William PITKIN4,5,6,7 was born in 1635 in Marylebone, England. He died on 15 Dec 1694 in Hartford, CT. He was buried in Hartford, CT. In the burial ground adjoining the First Church of Hartford, on Main Street. From Norwich. Teacher and Lawyer in England. Came to Hartford CT 1659. Taught school in 1660 for 8 pounds voted by the town. Also each student was to send a load of wood within a month after Michimas or pay 3 shillings for procuring it. Bought land on East side of river in 1661. When his sister arrived from England for a visit (which became permanent) he was feeding his pigs. She was shocked. "I left one brother in England serving his king, and find another in America serving his swine." (She became the ancestor of 7 New England governors). Prominent planter Freeman 9 Oct 1662. Appointed by the King, First Attorney General for Colony, 1664. Bought out Jacob Mygatt's interest in the Podunk lands in 1666. Bought out shares of William Parker and Nathaniel Marvin (126 acres). In 1667 he petitioned with Thomas Welles to be freed from fencing meadows. Appointed with Major Talcott to negotiate peace with the Narragansett tribe in 1676. Representative from Hartford and Greenwich Ct 1675- 1677. Member of General Court 1675-1690, with breaks. Treasurer 1676. Agent to NY 1676. In April 1676 he was appointed with Mr. Samuel Willys to go to NY to present Governor Andros with a letter to incourage him to engage Mohawk Indians agains others and for him to go to Albany to speak wth the Mohawks. Andros did not recognize them and so nothing came of it. Chosen hayward of the East side meadow. Commissioner on revival of Confederacy of New England. Deputy Gov of CT 1654- 1666. Governor of CT 1666 - 1670. Member of the Colonial Council 1690- death. One of 11 men addressed as Mr. in Hartford. Owned 1/3 interest in a saw mill and grist mill at Pitkin Falls where dams were erected. Layed out Main and other streets on East side of river with Mr. John Crow. Member of the church of England. Baptised his children in Puritan Church. Became member of the First Church of Christ in Hartford. Left a volume of religions writings, which are extant. He was married to Hannah GOODWIN in 1661.

      SOURCES

      1. Henry Porter Andrews. The Descendants of John Porter of Windsor, CT 1635-1639. 1893 via irisg-at-poraxis.com 1 Dec 1996.
      2. A. P. Pitkin. Pitkin Family of America. hartford CT 1887. p xxvi.
      3. Ibid.
      4. James Savage. A Genealogical Dictionary of the Frist Settlers of New England. Little, Brown Co., Boston 1860-1862. Vol 3: p 441.
      5. Harry M. Ward. The United colonies of New England 1643-1690. Vantage Press, NY 1961. Appendix D, p 407.
      6. Hinman. Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of CT. E. Gleason, Hartford, 1846. No 1, p 65.
      7. Mary K. Talcott. Later Settlers in The memorial History of Hartford Co., CT 163301884. J. Hammond Trumbull (ed.) 1886. Vol 1: p 275.
      8. Joseph O. Goodwin. East Hartford: Its Hist. and Trad. Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co., Hartford, 1879.
      9. James Savage. A Genealogical Dictionary of the Frist Settlers of New England. Little, Brown Co., Boston 1860-1862.
      10. J. Hammond Trumbull, ed.. The Memorial History of Hartford Co., CT 1633-1848. 1886. Vol 1: p 101.
      11. Larry Rettinger. gedcom database rettla1. LarRett-at-aol.com, 15 Dec 1996: GenServ. 403 Trumpet Vine Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613.
      12. J. Hammond Trumbull, ed.. The Memorial History of Hartford Co., CT 1633-1848. 1886.

      Probably educated at Berkhamsted School while living with his Uncle Francis after his father's death when he was 8 years old (1643). Charles I beheaded in 1640. English Civil War began in 1642. Teacher and Lawyer in England. Inherited 6 tenements in Fulham from his father. Came to Hartford CT 1659 on his own, with the thought that he would return to England.
      He arrived with a bound volume of 170 sermons hand copied by himself, still in the possission of a descendant in the 20th century. Taught school in 1660 for 8 pounds voted by the town. Also each student was to send a load of wood within a month after Michimas or pay 3 shillings for procuring it. He probably boarded with the family of Ozias Goodwin on Trumbull St., who had come before 1640. Bought land on East side of river in 1661. When his sister arrived from England for a visit (which became permanent) he was feeding his pigs. She was shocked. "I left one brother in England serving his king, and find another in America serving his swine." (She became the ancestor of 7 New England governors). Prominent planter Freeman 9 Oct 1662. Appointed by the King, First Attorney General for Colony, 1664. Bought out Jacob Mygatt's interest in the Podunk lands in 1666. Bought out shares of William Parker and Nathaniel Marvin (126 acres). In 1667 he petitioned with Thomas Welles to be freed from fencing meadows. Appointed with Major Talcott to negotiate peace with the Narragansett tribe in 1676. Representative from Hartford and Greenwich Ct 1675- 1677. Member of General Court 1675-1690, with breaks. Treasurer 1676. Agent to NY 1676. In April 1676 he was appointed with Mr. Samuel Willys to go to NY to present Governor Andros with a letter to incourage him to engage Mohawk Indians agains others and for him to go to Albany to speak wth the Mohawks. Andros did not recognize them and so nothing came of it. Chosen hayward of the East side meadow. Commissioner on revival of Confederacy of New England. Deputy Gov of CT 1654- 1666. Governor of CT 1666 - 1670. Member of the Colonial Council 1690- death. One of 11 men addressed as Mr. in Hartford. Owned 1/3 interest in a saw mill and grist mill at Pitkin Falls where dams were erected. Layed out Main and other streets on East side of river with Mr. John Crow. Member of the church of England. Baptised his children in Puritan Church. Became member of the First Church of Christ in Hartford. Founded the Town of Barkhamsted NE of Hartford. Left a volume of religions writings, which are extant. Said to be the largest landowner on the East side of the Connecticut River when he died, and his estate then exceeded 700 pounds in value.

      Sources: Hinman: Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of CT., E. Gleason, Hartford, 1836.
      James Pitkin: The Pitkins of Berkhamsted., The Pitkins in America. Private. before 6 Feb 1997, Carterton, England
      James Savage: A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Little Brown, Boston 1860-62.
      Mary Talcott: Later Settlers in the memorial History of Hartford Co., CT, J. Hammond Trumball 1886, Vol 1.
      Harry M. Ward: The United Colonies of New England, 1643-1690, Vantage, NY, 1961, Appendix D.

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, James Savage, (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, Originally Published in Boston, 1860-62, 1965 ), F/3/S2/v..

    2. [S796] The United Colonies of New England 1643-1690, Harry M. Ward, (Vantage Press, New York 1961 ,), Appendix D p 407 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S798] Later Settlers in the Memorial History of Hartford CT, Mary K. Talcott, (J. Hammond Trumbull (ed) 1886, Vol I, p275 ,).


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