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John Willcockson
Purchases Land
from John Fish

"In 1654, and probably for several years previously, John Fish lived in the town of Stratford, Conn. He was a young man and impulsive. The family name of his wife was probably Eland, as Sarah Eland, his sister-in-law, was a young woman and a member of his household. The Elands were an ancient and knightly family of Yorkshire, Eng. John Fish's house lot of about six acres, where he lived, was at the northerly end of the present village of Stratford, and bounded on the west by Main street, on the north and east by Ferry road and on the south by land of Daniel Titterson. The location of his house lot is shown on a map drawn by Rev. Benjamin L. Swan, and printed in the 'Hawley Record' at page 432, where it is marked as belonging to John Willcockson, the person to whom it was sold by Mr. Fish. In the autumn of 1654, a controversy commenced between John Fish and some young men in the town, growing out of unwarwanted accusations which he made against them. This trouble was carried into the courts and very probably was the cause of his selling all his property in Stratford a year later, to John Willcockson,1 and leaving town."

    John Anson Wheeler
    History of the Town of Stonington
    (p. 669-670)



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Walton, E.P. Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont. Vol. 3. Montpelier, VT: Steam Press of J. and J. P. Poland, 1875

    INDEX: Eliphalet Hyde 91.

Walworth, Reuben H. Hyde Genealogy; or the Descents, the the Female as well as in the Male Lines, from William Hyde, of Norwich, with Their Places of Residence, and Dates of Birth, Marriages, & c. and Other Particulars of Them and Their Families and Ancestry. Vol. 1. Albany, NY: J. Musell, 1864.

    INDEX: Given the nature of the book, I am no indexing all of the individual names listed in it.

Wells, Harriette Hyde. Several Ancestral Lines of Moses Hyde and His Wife Sarah Dana, Married at Ashford , Conn., June 5, 1757. With a Full Genealogical History of Their Descendants to the End of the Nineteenth Century. Covering Three Hundred Years and Embracing Ten Generations. Albany, NY: Joel Musell Sons, 1904.

Wheeler, Richard Anson History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, From Its First Settlement in 1649-1900 with a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families. New London, CT: Press of the Day Publishing Company, 1900.

    INDEX: John Wilcoxson 669-670.

White, Thomas and Samuel White. Ancestral Chronological Record of the William White Family from 1607-8 to 1895. Concord: Republican Press Association, 1895.

    INDEX: Amy White Mudge 56, 73; John Mudge 56, 73; Lorenzo Mudge 74.

White, John Bartlett. A Genealogical Record of the Family of White.. Danielsonville: Greenslitt and Hamilton Printers, 1878.


 Wigglesworth, Michael. The Day of Doom; or, a Poetical Description of the Great and Last Judgment: With Other Poems. 1662. New York, NY: American News Company, 1867.

    One of the most popular books published in New England.

Wilcox, Thomas. A Preliminary Report of the Descendants of William Wilcoxson "Father of Connecticutt. Los Angeles: Mimeographed by the author, 1937.

Wilcox, Owen N. Wilcox Family History: Being Some Account of the First Five Generations from William Wilcockson of Stratford, Connecticutt, to Joshua Wilcox of Brecksville, Ohio . Cleveland, OH: N.p., 1911.

    INDEX: Samuel Wilcoxson; William Wilcoxson.

Wilson, Derek. The Lion's Court: Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII. New York: St. Martins, 2001.

    INDEX: William Tracy (d. 1530).

1John Wilcoxson is the sixth great grandfather of Rachel Wilcox Liberacki.

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