Bloomfield,  William

Bloomfield, William

Male Abt 1604 - Bef 1681  (~ 77 years)  

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  • Name Bloomfield, William 
    Born Abt 1604  England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1634  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1653  Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1656  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Bef 1682  Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    • See the 4 Jun 2016 TSFA consensus in the notes for William Bloomfield regarding why he probably is not buried in Massachusetts as a Find A Grave memorial suggests.
    Person ID I18035  Sackett
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2016 

    Family 1 ___, Sarah,   b. Abt 1609, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1637  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1630  England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bloomfield, Sarah,   b. 1633, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2005  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Pearce, Isabel,   b. England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Apr 1682, Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1638  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses: H.A. Rawlings, Jean Forster
      Married by Dr. George C. Pigeon, Minister of Bloor Street United, who lived at the manse at 561 Huron Street
    Children 
     1. Bloomfield, Daniel,   b. Abt 1638, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Feb 1699  (Age ~ 61 years)
     2. Bloomfield, John,   b. Bef 24 Aug 1645, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Bloomfield, Samuel,   b. Bef 12 Jul 1647, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1604 - England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1630 - England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bloomfield, Sarah - 1633 - England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1634 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1638 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bloomfield, Daniel - Abt 1638 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bloomfield, John - Bef 24 Aug 1645 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bloomfield, Samuel - Bef 12 Jul 1647 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1653 - Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1656 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1682 - Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From: "Tom Smith"
      To: SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com
      Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003
      Subject: [SACKETT-L] Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663

      Found in the above mentioned court records;
      Published by the Ct Historical Society and the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, Hartford 1928,
      A perticuler Court in Hartford; June 3rd: 58 [1658]; pg 116:

      "William Blumfield is released from his recognisanc to ye Countrey for his son Daniels peaceable behaviour"

      Note: The Particular Court was a tribunal for the settlement of differences and the establishment of just rights between particular persons, and operated in Hartford between 1638 and 1664. It was distinct from the General Court.

      Tom Smith
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      From: Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 1639-1702; the Pynchon Court Record, an Original Judges Diary of the Administration of Justice in The Springfield Courts in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Edited with a legal and historical introduction by Joseph H. Smith; Harvard University Press, 1961. Cambridge, Mass.

      Pynchon Court Record; Page 241-42:
      "[*80] an Order of Administration upon the Estate of Symon Sackett deceased who died the 9th day of July 1659: which Order was graunted by the Comissioners the 14th day of the Same Month. Symon Sackett of Springfield who deceased the Ninth of July 1659 dyinge intestate; and it beinge necessary that Administration be made upon the said Symons Estate; and William Blomefield of Hartford appearinge to be assistant to his Daughter wife of the said deceased party to Administer to the aforesaid estate; therefore the said William Blomefield is hereby allowed and appoynted to be Administratior with Sarah his Daughter wife of the said deceased party to be Administratrix to the Estate of the said Symon Sackett deceased:"

      Notice that this record is for 14 July 1659 and that William Blomefield is stated to be "of Hartford".

      In the posting by Chris from "The Family Record" 1897; by Weygant has the following:

      "The "Historical catalogue of First Church of Hartford" records the fact that William Bloomfield and family remained there until after 1648, when they removed to New London. It is not known how long they remained at New London, but in 1656 they were at Springfield, Mass., and shortly thereafter at Middleberg, Long Island, where for the remainder of his life, William Bloomfield was recognized as a leading citizen. In 1663, when the English towns of New Netherland rebelled against Dutch authority, the civil affairs of Middleberg were by choice of the inhabitants placed in charge of Wm. Bloomfield and five other "trusted citizens," and ever after he was held in high esteem."

      In material I found on a CD by GRS I found the following:

      "GRS 2.78 - Automated Archives, Inc.
      SAVAGE, VOL 1 DICT. FIRST SETTLERS OF N.E. Compendiums 561:1386

      WILLIAM, (Bloomfield) Hartford 1639, had liv. in some part of Mass. perhaps Newbury, after arr. at Boston in the "Elizabeth", 1634, from Ipswich, Co. Suffk. aged 30, with w. Susan, 25, and ch. Sarah,age 1; was adm. freem. of Mass. 2 Sept. 1635, prob. had other ch. beside;
      1- Sarah b. 1633
      2- John, bapt. 24 Aug. 1645;
      3- Samuel, 12 July 1647;
      bef. rem. 1650 to New London; thence in 1663 to Newtown, L. I.

      Sarah Blomfield m. Simon Sacket of Springfield, and to her only ch. Joseph with his mo. the gr.f. Blomfield gave his New London est. after she had m. Woodward. Hardly is the report of this gent. utter. with adequate distinctness by the Conn. historians. Porter makes his rem. " perhaps to N. J." mistaking him prob. for Thomas; and Hinman, 117, says only, that he was gone from Hartford, 1663, down the Conn. riv. ..."

      All the sources I have seen indicate that William Bloomfield arrived in Hartford before 1637 where he is mentioned in town records. A question arises as to when he moved from Hartford and where he moved to when he made the move. Some have indicated that he moved to New London in 1650 and this created a question in my mind as to what happened to the Sackett brothers when they made the move and how it was that Sarah married Simon Jr. in Springfield, MA. about 1653 if her father was living in New London, CT.

      Weygant indicates that he believed that William Bloomfield had moved to New London about 1648 and then to Springfield, MA. by 1656. However, the Pynchon Court record in 1659 refers to William Bloomfield as being "of Hartford". The quote from Savage says: "Sarah Blomfield m. Simon Sacket of Springfield, and to her only ch. Joseph with his mo. the gr.f. Blomfield gave his New London est. after she had m. Woodward." and "... Hinman, 117, says only, that he was gone from Hartford, 1663, down the Conn. riv. ..."

      Further, the Hampton Co. Probate Court Records 14-17; Sept, 30, 1662 have legal actions taken against the widow Sarah Sackett and William Bloomfield by Thomas Noble for "debt and damage" for 3 pounds and Captain Pynchon for "debt and damage" for 24 pounds Thomas Stebbin for "debt and damage" for 3 pounds and "Mrs Lord of Hartford Plaintiffe contra. Widdow Sackett late of Springfield defendant in an action of debt to the vallue of 2 pounds 18s. 04d and 1 pound 15s. 0d damage". This record would indicate that widow Sarah Sackett had left Springfield by this date.

      There is a further record of an action against Sarah and her father William Bloomfield taken by Sgt. Stebbins as Attorney for Mr. Goodwin of Hadley dated 17 March 1662/63
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      William Bloomfield m 2# Isabel Pearce abt 1636 in Hartford, CT. Good source is: History of Cambridge, MA 1638-1877. by Lucius R Page, p xvi.

      The folloing soldiers of Hartford received grants of land for services in the Pequod War: William Blumfield.. Their names are preserved in the ancient Town Record of Hartford.
      - raber@icon.net (Roy F.Aber)
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      Connecticut Historical Society
      Hartford, CT July 19, 1997

      History of the First Church in Hartford, 1633-1883
      George Leon Walker
      Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1884

      p. 58

      "Who precisely they were who subscribed at first to the Covenant cannot be affirmed. If the organizations was as late as Autumn of 1632, which is probable--the Braintree Company being transferred from Mt. Wollaston to Newtown in August of that year, and a large reinforcement of men to be prominent in the church arriving from England in September and the church edifice being erected doubtless after the Mt. Wollaston migration--the subscription of the Covenant , it can hardly be doubted , included the names of William Goodwin and Andrew Warner, shortly to be officers in the new organization. (note)

      (note)
      "William Goodwin, Edward Elmer, John Benjamin, William Lewis, James Olmstead, Nathaniel Richards, John Talcott, William Wadsworth, and John White, all of whom but John Benjamin came with the church to Hartford, arrived in Boston in the Lion, September 16,.1632. Simon Sackett and William Spencer, who also came to Hartford, were in Newtown before the arrival of the Braintree Company from Mt. Wollaston in August 1632."

      The Original Proprietors (1986 Reprint)
      Talcott, Mary Kingsbury
      Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, Inc.

      p. 231

      William Blumfield probably came in the "Elizabeth" from Ipswich in Suffolk, in 1634, aged 30, with wife, Sarah, aged 25, and daughter Sarah, aged 1; freeman, Massachusetts, September 2, 1635. He fought in the Pequot War, 1637. ...an original proprietor at Hartford, his home-lot in 1639-40 was on a portion of what is now Bushnell Park; in 1641 he was given "the ground whereon the pond standeth, and to be made up of ground about it fower acres" over and above his share in the division. (In the map of 1640 the pond is on Centinel Hill.) He was freed from training March 11, 1657-8. He removed probably about 1650 to New London, and in 1663 to Newtown, Long Island."

      Names of the Puritan Settlers of Connecticut
      R. R. Hinman

      p. 260

      Blumfield, William was freeman in Massachusetts, 1635, and early settler in Connecticut. Hew was in the battle against the Pequot Indians in 1637. He was in the land division of Hartford 1639. He resided in Hartford south of Little River, east of Ralph Keeler's in 1640. He had land at south meadow in Hartford in 1642. he had son John baptized in Hartford August 23, 1645 and Samuel born July 12, 1647 in Hartford, and other children...He sold a house lot in Hartford to John Hale before 1640.
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      "Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut," by Lucius Barnes Barbour. Pg. 76
      lists children:
      Sarah m Simon Sackett
      John bp Aug. 23 1645 (HTR)
      Samuel bp July 12, 1647 (HTR)

      Barbour also indicates Bloomfields name is on the Founders Monument.

      Also, "History of New London", Pg.93, William Bloomfield is listed as a
      resident of New London from Hartford, 1659: removed in 1663 to Newtown, L. I.
      (I did not (get) the author)

      Tom Smith
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      History of New London Connecticut,
      From the first survey of the coast in 1612 to 1860.
      Author, Frances Manwaring Caulkins
      Publisher, H. D. Utley, 1895

      Chapter V, New Recorder and Moderator-Extracts from the Moderator's Memorandum Books, with a running commentary-Grants, Grantees and Town Affairs, 1651-1661:

      Page 93: " Before quitting this period it will be proper to gather up the names (not yet mentioned) of residents that came in during the interval for which Mr. Bruen's minutes were lost.
      Third name on the list is " Bloomfield, William, from Hartford, 1659: removed in 1663 to Newtown, L.I.

      Noted on the 1st page of Chapter V, Feb. 25th, 1650, " By a generall consent Obadiah Bruen was chosen Recorder of the towne of Pequot" It is further noted that Mr. Bruen continued in this office without interruption for sixteen years. The documents for some years have been lost and information was provided from other town records.

      This would account for the above " Before quitting this period" quote above.
      Which town records, I didn't see noted.

      Tom Smith
      -----------
      I was looking at scanned documents of the General Assembly of Hartford
      and saw that Wm. Blumfield, 2nd husband of Isabel Pearce SACKETT, was
      involved in appealing a Court judgment of June 3, 1663 , before the Assembly
      on June 5, 1663. Weygant states that Blumfield & family left Hartford in 1648
      "when they removed to New London" ( they are mentioned as being in New London
      in 1659 in The History of New London). Again, according to Weygant they were
      in Springfield in 1656 but shortly after went to Long Island. Did he return
      to Hartford to attend to legal matters? I wouldn't expect two Blumfields.

      Tom Smith
      ------
      William Bloomfield is referred to as "...my deceaced Husband william bloomfield..." in Isabel's will dated April 1, 1682.

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      4 Jun 2016 TSFA consensus: Although Find A Grave has the following for William Bloomfield, it probably is not his burial location because he relocated to New London, CT, then to Middlesberg, Long Island, New York.

      From Find A Grave Memorial# 38444515
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38444515

      William Bloomfield
      Birth: 1605, England
      Death: 1667
      New York, USA

      Born about 1605 (aged 30 in 1635). Came to Massachusetts Bay in 1634 on the "Elizabeth," & first settled in Cambridge MA. Moved to Hartford CT in 1636, New London CT in 1659, & Newtown NY in 1662. Died after 1 Mar 1666/7 & probably before 26 Feb 1667[/8?] (when he doesn't appear in a rate list).
      Married (1) by 1633, Sarah ____.
      (2) by 1639, Isabel (Pearce) Sackett, widow of SIMON SACKETT. She died after 1 Apr 1682 (date of will).

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Sarah Bloomfield

      Burial:
      Ancient Burying Ground
      Hartford
      Hartford County
      Connecticut, USA
      Plot: Founders Monument

      Created by: Linda Mac
      Record added: Jun 17, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 38444515

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Charles H. Weygant; The Sacketts Of America Their Ancestors and Descendants 1630-1907; Newburgh, N. Y. 1907; Journal Pri, 15-16.
      "... in 1656 they were at Springfield, Mass., and shortly thereafter at Middleberg, Long Island, where for the remainder of his life William Bloomfield was recognized as a leading citizen. In 1663, when the English towns of New Netherland rebelled against Dutch authority, the civil affairs of Middleberg were by the choice of the inhabitants placed in charge of William Bloomfield and five other "trusted citizens." -
      [Weygant, pp. 15-16]

      The New Netherland Institute indicates that Middleburg was located in western Queens Borough in New York City. See http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/digital-exhibitions/a-tour-of-new-netherland/long-island/maspeth/

    2. [S3] Charles H. Weygant; The Sacketts Of America Their Ancestors and Descendants 1630-1907; Newburgh, N. Y. 1907; Journal Pri, 15-16.
      "... in 1656 they were at Springfield, Mass., and shortly thereafter at Middleberg, Long Island, where for the remainder of his life William Bloomfield was recognized as a leading citizen. In 1663, when the English towns of New Netherland rebelled against Dutch authority, the civil affairs of Middleberg were by the choice of the inhabitants placed in charge of William Bloomfield and five other "trusted citizens." -
      [Weygant, pp. 15-16]


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