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Thomas Judd

  • Born: 9 Feb 1608, Langley Parish, Kent, England
  • Christened: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Freeman on 6 Feb 1632 in England
  • Died: 12 Nov 1688, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts at age 80
  • Buried: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

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Headstone Inscription:, 1688, Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Deacon Thomas Judd Died Nov. 12 1688 aged about 80.

He was the ancestor of the New England Judds, and came from England in 1633 or 1634 and settled at Cambridge. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and to Farmington about 1644. He was a deacon of the church at Farmington and a representative to the General Court. After the death of his wife he came to Northampton in 1679 and married a second wife, and lived here until his death in 1688. He left nine children \endash William, Elizabeth, Thomas, John, Benjamin, Mary, Ruth, Philip and Samuel.

Sylvester Judd one of his descendants caused this stone to be erected in 1858.

General History: Hartford, Connetticut. Founders Monument of Hartford Connecticut with name of Thomas Judd

The Founders of Hartford

Thomas Judd came from England, in 1633 or 1634, and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts. His homelot of four acres, was granted in August, 1634. He was admitted freeman of the colony May 25, 1636. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and it is not improbable that he was one of that company of about a hundred men, women and children, who departed from Cambridge on the last day of May 1636, and traveled throughout the wilderness to Connecticut River. His houselot at Hartford is thus described in the records:-"one parcel of land on which his dwelling house now standeth, with other out houses, yards and gardens thereon being, containing by estimation two acres, more or less. Abutting on the highway leading from William Gibbon's to the ox pasture on the east, on James dole's land on the south, on the highway landing from Moody's towards Wethersfield on the west, and on Mr. Willy's land on the north" Thomas Judd's houselot was on the south side of the Willys homelot, which is distinguished by the charter oak, and both lots extended westward to the highway leading to Wethersfield.

Thomas Judd was a member of the church under the care of Rev. Thomas Hooker and Rev. Samuel Stone both at Cambridge and Hartford, and his connection with the Hartford church continued until a church was gathered at Farmington, Oct. 13, 1652. Thomas Judd was one of the first proprietors of Farmington. The year in which he removed from Hartford is not known.


Thomas married Elizabeth Freeman on 6 Feb 1632 in England. (Elizabeth Freeman was born in 1612 in England and died on 13 Nov 1650 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.)

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