Home | Search for Names | Surnames | Photos | Places |  What's New

Joseph Pomeroy

Male about 1652 - 1734  (~ 82 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Joseph Pomeroy 
    Born about June 1652  Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 June 1652  Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 22 September 1734  Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph, of Westfield, was freeman 1680, and removed to Colchester, CT.

      From the Pomeroy Family:
      Joseph was one of the early settlers of Northampton, and is credited to that town as a soldier in King William’s war, having served at intervals between 1688 and 1698. It is said that he lived in Westfield, MA, and Lebanon, CT, and in 1703 removed to Colchester, CT, and about 1715 he removed to Boston, locating near Corn-hill.
      Joseph Pomeroy removed to Colchester very early in the settlement of that town, and was one of the original proprietors. He had a division or a home lot, as it is sometimes spoken of, in the first allotment in 1701, on the hill ‘Chemantups’ (a hill in the north part of the town, so called by the Indians from its resemblance in shape to a human skull), and probably lived there.
      In 1703 he was appointed, together with Ebenezer Coleman, a committee to eject at their sole expense, certain trespassers ‘by force if necessary,’ who were taking up land in a place called Pangwonk, (south and west of Gardner’s Lake), under the authority of one Major Palmer, who claimed to have derived a title to certain lands there from an Indian, one Captain Sanape. There were finally successful in doing this, and for their services the proprietors granted them each one hundred acres of the land in dispute. Joseph Pomeroy was a man of prominence in town affairs. We find him an officer during the whole time covered by his residence here. In 1703 he was appointed to run the town lines between this and other towns. In 1708 he was chosen constable, collector and lister. We find his name among a list of fifty-two who were proprietors of the town in 1713; also, in this year we find that he sold two farms in Colchester; and also, the following entry in the records: ‘Dec. 14, 1713. To ball all town ’Counts, £00 13 3.’
      Probably this was in settlement of his accounts with the town as a Collector, etc., which closes his connection with the town of Colchester, as far a we can ascertain, as his name after that disappears from the records.
      The Colchester records has the following: “The General Court. Oct. 17, 1703, having been petitioned, granted to the inhabitants of Colchester liberty to imbody themselves into church estate and to call and settle an orthodox minister of ye Gospel among them with the advice and consent of neighboring churches.” He was one of the earliest members of this church.
      In connection witli his church history, we find in Stiles’ History of Windsor, a letter dated 2 April 1711, written by him to Nathaniel Loomis of Colchester, in which he says: “I being heare at Windsor to see whether Mr. Thomas Elsworth would come and compleate the Bargain which he and you made concerning ye finishing of our meeting-house, and he says yt he is no ways concerned, having agreed with you to finish the work, which I know to be so, and your not coming to do it makes some trouble amongst us,” and urges him to come and attend to the matter, threatening if he does not that “we shall speedily put you to trouble about it;” etc.
      In 1728 we find in the Boston town records that Joseph Pomeroy was chosen clerk of the markets. * * * In 1730, that he was chosen and sworn as Constable of Boston. * * * In 1733, that he paid a tax of 8s for repairs to pump in the Towns Ground, Corn-Hill, Boston. [2, 3]
    Person ID I6818  Schirado
    Last Modified 7 April 2013 

    Father Eltweed Pomeroy,   b. about 1585, Beaminster, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. March 1673, Northampton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Margery Rockett,   d. 5 July 1655, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 May 1629  Crewkerne, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F4919  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hannah Lyman,   b. 20 July 1660, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 October 1736, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 June 1677  [4
    Children 
     1. Joseph Pomeroy,   b. 1 September 1678, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 November 1678, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Hannah Pomeroy,   b. 13 December 1679, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 January 1680, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Hannah Pomeroy,   b. January 1681, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1694  (Age ~ 12 years)
     4. Elizabeth Pomeroy,   b. 7 September 1682, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 August 1683, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Abigail Pomeroy,   b. 25 January 1683, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 June 1709  (Age 26 years)
     6. Joseph Pomeroy,   b. September 1685, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1685, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. Medad Pomeroy,   b. 4 November 1686, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 October 1740, Colchester, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     8. John Pomeroy,   b. 11 July 1688, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 August 1688, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Sarah Pomeroy,   b. 3 February 1690, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751  (Age 60 years)
     10. Hannah Pomeroy,   b. 22 April 1694, Westfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1698  (Age < 3 years)
    +11. Dea. Joseph Pomeroy,   b. 20 December 1695, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +12. Hannah Pomeroy,   b. 22 April 1698, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +13. Noah Pomeroy,   b. 19 May 1700, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 February 1779, Somers, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F4870  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S163] .

    2. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).

    3. [S172] Albert A. Pomeroy, (1912, 1922).

    4. [S11] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995).


Send eMail to WMGS

This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 12.0.1, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2018.

WMGS Online Trees - created and maintained by Western Michigan Genealogical Society Copyright © 2005-2018 All rights reserved. | Data Protection Policy.

© This Site Copyright WMGS 2002–2018

WMGS Main Home Page

WMGS Searchable Databases

Become a WMGS Member