Thomas Close, 16371709 (aged 72 years)

Name
Thomas Close
Birth about 1637
Immigration about 1644 (aged 7 years)
Note:

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Name: John Close Arrival Year: 1644 Arrival Place: Connecticut Primary Immigrant: Close, John

Death of a fatherJohn Close
about 1653 (aged 16 years)
Marriage of a parentGeorge Stuckey (Stokey)Elizabeth UnknownView this family
about 1656 (aged 19 years)
Note:

New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Bit of a confusing entry for their marriage in 1656.

Elizabeth was his second wife.

Death of a motherElizabeth Unknown
September 4, 1656 (aged 19 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Close
about 1657 (aged 20 years)
Note: Estimate
Note about 1659 (aged 22 years)
Note: According to Charles Hoadly's book of the Records of the Colony of New Haven of 1858, Thomas Close (Closse) seemed to find himself embroiled in the case of a stolen horse in 1659.
Note about 1661 (aged 24 years)
Note: According to Daniel Mead in his History of Greenwich in 1857, Thomas Close removed to Greenwich in or about 1861. He had four sons.
Note November 8, 1661 (aged 24 years)
Note: According to Bolton's history of Westchester of 1848, Thomas Close was a signatory on the Bill of Sale leading to the foundation of the township of Mamaroneck in Westchester County in 1661.
Note November 12, 1661 (aged 24 years)
Note: According to Bolton's history of Westchester of 1848, Thomas Close was named on the Bill of Sale for additional land around the area of Mamaroneck in Westchester County in 1661.
Note about May 1665 (aged 28 years)
Note: One of the original Patentees of Greenwich.
Note after 1665 (aged 28 years)
Note: There appears to be two Thomas Closes present in Greenwich at the same time. As a result there is bound to be a degree of confusion surrounding their descendents.
MarriageSarah HardyView this family
about 1669 (aged 32 years)
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New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Name: Thomas Close Gender: Male Marriage Date: 1670 Death Year: 1709 Marriage Place: New England, United States Spouse's Name: Sarah Hardy

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Name: Thomas Close Gender: Male Birth Place: En Birth Year: 1637 Spouse Name: Sarah Hardy Spouse Birth Place: CT Spouse Birth Year: 1650 Marriage Year: 1669 Marriage State: CT

Note January 22, 1670 (aged 33 years)
Note: Granted a parcel of land in Greenwich.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Sarah Close
December 10, 1670 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Hannah Close
March 12, 1672 (aged 35 years)
Residence 1672 (aged 35 years)
Note:

Royal Hinman's Catalogue of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut of 1852 mentions Thomas Close owning land in 1672. This probably refers to the 27 Proprietors.

Believe the reference here to "4 coats of arms" refers to his 4 sons.

Connecticut, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890

Name: Thomas Close State: CT County: Fairfield County Township: Greenwich Year: 1672 Record Type: Resident's List Page: NPN

Note 1672 (aged 35 years)
Note:

THE 27 PROPRIETORS OF 1672

In 1672 the "27 Proprietors" purchased land west of the "Myanos River" from the remaining Indians. This tract was called "Horseneck" because of the neck of land (now known as Field Point) was a common horse pasture. Official title to the land didn't actually come until 1686.

In the 1857 History of Greenwich by Daniel M Mead, we have Thomas Close and Thomas Close Junior recorded as being two of the 27 Proprietors of 1672. The author apparently found the list on "a stray leaf of the well worn records".

This is interesting because whilst Thomas did have a son called Thomas he was not born until about 1674, i.e. after the Proprietors had assumed ownership. This record may be incorrect, but if not then it implies that there were two Thomas Closes old enough to own land at the time.

In the 1911 History of Greenwich by Spencer P Mead, Thomas Close Junior has been replaced by Joshua Knapp in the list of the 27 Proprietors of 1672.

This is confirmed by the memorial stone erected in 1935 to the founders of Greenwich.








Birth of a son
#3
Thomas Close
December 16, 1674 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Joseph Close
November 20, 1676 (aged 39 years)
Note:

Bolton has his approximate date of birth in 1674. This may be a backward calculation based on his apparent age of 86 when he died in 1760.

Daniel Mead also has his approximate date of birth in 1674, but suspect this has simply been taken from Bolton.

Note December 31, 1678 (aged 41 years)
Note: Granted a parcel of land in Horseneck.
Map before 1679 (aged 42 years)
Note:

Horseneck is now known as Field Point. We have two plots with the name of Thomas Close. It's not clear what date the map represents, but it's possible that one belonged to Thomas Close and the other to Thomas Close Junior, as mentioned in the Daniel Mead 1857 description of the 27 Proprietors of 1672.

Thomas Close did own large tracts of land spanning the Myanos river which he sold in 1679. This map apparently pre-dates this sale.




Birth of a son
#5
Benjamin Close
May 18, 1679 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Mary Close
May 20, 1682 (aged 45 years)
Note:

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

Name: Mary Close Birth Date: 1682 Birthplace: Connecticut Volume: 31 Page Number: 37

Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth Close
August 5, 1684 (aged 47 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Ruth Close
November 1, 1687 (aged 50 years)
Note 1688 (aged 51 years)
Note: In 1688 Thomas Close was recorded as one of the Legal Voters in the town. The population by this stage was probably around around 300, of which only 50 were recorded as Legal Voters.
Note 1688 (aged 51 years)
Note: In 1688 a controversy arose when the local clergyman (Peck) refused to baptise the children of "non-professors". Thomas Close and others protested (presumably as one of the "non-professors") and eventually Mr Peck moved on.


Note May 21, 1688 (aged 51 years)
Note: Thomas Close was recorded as a Greenwich land owner in 1688.
Birth of a son
#9
John Close
April 8, 1689 (aged 52 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Lydia Close
about 1690 (aged 53 years)
Death of a daughterLydia Close
about 1690 (aged 53 years)
Note between 1694 and 1695 (aged 58 years)
Note: Wealth records for 1694 - 1695 showing Thomas Close and his two sons, Thomas Close Junior and Joseph Close.
Marriage of a childJohannes LuqueerHannah CloseView this family
about 1696 (aged 59 years)
Death of a sisterHannah Close
October 6, 1696 (aged 59 years)
Burial of a sisterHannah Close
after October 6, 1696 (aged 59 years)
Note:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71018438

Note that reference here is to Hannah dying in 1694, but the History of Greenwich has her death in 1696.

Note about 1697 (aged 60 years)
Note: In 1697 Joseph Close, Thomas Close Senior, and Thomas Close Junior were recorded as tax payers in Greenwich.
Note May 13, 1697 (aged 60 years)
Note: In 1697 Thomas Close was elected as a deputy for Greenwich.

Note May 20, 1697 (aged 60 years)
Note: Thomas Close ws named on the Greenwich Patent issued in 1697.
Note September 17, 1700 (aged 63 years)
Note: In 1700 Thomas Close was elected to the committee to provide a new Meeting House in Horseneck.
Marriage of a childJoseph CloseRebecca TompkinsView this family
about 1701 (aged 64 years)
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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Name: Joseph Close Gender: Male Birth Place: CT Birth Year: 1676 Spouse Name: Rebecca Tompkins Spouse Birth Year: 1679 Marriage Year: 1701 Marriage State: CT Number Pages: 1

Marriage of a childJoseph FinchElizabeth CloseView this family
about 1701 (aged 64 years)
Note about 1701 (aged 64 years)
Note: In 1701, Thomas Close Senior was elected to the Meeting House Building Committee at Horseneck.
Note May 8, 1701 (aged 64 years)
Note: In 1701 Thomas Close was elected as a deputy for Greenwich.


Marriage of a childEphram John PalmerSarah CloseView this family
about 1702 (aged 65 years)
Note April 2, 1702 (aged 65 years)
Note: Deeded land in Greenwich to daughter Hannah.
Marriage of a childThomas CloseHannah KnappView this family
about February 1703 (aged 66 years)
Death of a sonThomas Close
about October 1707 (aged 70 years)
Note
Note: The Close Family according to Daniel M Mead in his book A History of the Town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut published in 1857.


Note
Note: The Close Family according to Cuyler Reynolds in his book Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson Valley. Volume 3 published in 1914.
Will December 30, 1708 (aged 71 years)
Death February 12, 1709 (aged 72 years)
Probate after February 12, 1709 (on the date of death)
Burial after February 12, 1709 (on the date of death)
Note: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179753433
Family with parents
father
1857: Close Family (page 1)
16001653
Birth: about 1600Low Whitaside, Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: about 1653Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
mother
16061656
Birth: about 1606Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: September 4, 1656Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Marriage
Marriage: about 1633Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
0 months
elder sister
Knapp Family
16321696
Birth: about 1632Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: October 6, 1696Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
3 years
elder brother
16341657
Birth: about 1634Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: about 1657Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
4 years
himself
1857: Close Family (page 1)
16371709
Birth: about 1637Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 12, 1709Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
4 years
younger sister
Holly Family
16401714
Birth: about 1640Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: April 7, 1714Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Mother’s family with George Stuckey (Stokey)
step-father
Land Ownership
16191660
Birth: before 1619Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: September 28, 1660Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
mother
16061656
Birth: about 1606Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: September 4, 1656Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Marriage
Marriage: about 1656Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
12 months
half-sister
1656
Birth: about 1656Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Family with Sarah Hardy
himself
1857: Close Family (page 1)
16371709
Birth: about 1637Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 12, 1709Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
wife
16501725
Birth: about 1650Connecticut, America
Death: April 25, 1725Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Marriage
Marriage: about 1669Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
2 years
daughter
Land Owners (page 1)
16701748
Birth: December 10, 1670Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: September 1, 1748Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
15 months
daughter
Land Owners (page 1)
16721768
Birth: March 12, 1672Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: about 1768Long Island City, Queens County, New York, America
3 years
son
1857: Close Family (page 1)
16741707
Birth: December 16, 1674Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: about October 1707Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
2 years
son
1857: Close Family (page 1)
16761760
Birth: November 20, 1676Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: October 4, 1760North Salem, Westchester County, New York, America
3 years
son
1857: Close Family (page 1)
16791759
Birth: May 18, 1679Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: about March 1759Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
3 years
daughter
16821749
Birth: May 20, 1682Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: about 1749Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
2 years
daughter
1911 Ye History of Greenwich
16841748
Birth: August 5, 1684Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: September 1, 1748Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
3 years
daughter
1687
Birth: November 1, 1687Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
17 months
son
1857: Close Family (page 1)
16891745
Birth: April 8, 1689Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: about 1745Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
21 months
daughter
16901690
Birth: about 1690Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: about 1690Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Immigration

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Name: John Close Arrival Year: 1644 Arrival Place: Connecticut Primary Immigrant: Close, John

Note

According to Charles Hoadly's book of the Records of the Colony of New Haven of 1858, Thomas Close (Closse) seemed to find himself embroiled in the case of a stolen horse in 1659.

Note

According to Daniel Mead in his History of Greenwich in 1857, Thomas Close removed to Greenwich in or about 1861. He had four sons.

Note

According to Bolton's history of Westchester of 1848, Thomas Close was a signatory on the Bill of Sale leading to the foundation of the township of Mamaroneck in Westchester County in 1661.

Note

According to Bolton's history of Westchester of 1848, Thomas Close was named on the Bill of Sale for additional land around the area of Mamaroneck in Westchester County in 1661.

Note

One of the original Patentees of Greenwich.

Note

There appears to be two Thomas Closes present in Greenwich at the same time. As a result there is bound to be a degree of confusion surrounding their descendents.

Marriage

New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Name: Thomas Close Gender: Male Marriage Date: 1670 Death Year: 1709 Marriage Place: New England, United States Spouse's Name: Sarah Hardy

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Name: Thomas Close Gender: Male Birth Place: En Birth Year: 1637 Spouse Name: Sarah Hardy Spouse Birth Place: CT Spouse Birth Year: 1650 Marriage Year: 1669 Marriage State: CT

Note

Granted a parcel of land in Greenwich.

Residence

Royal Hinman's Catalogue of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut of 1852 mentions Thomas Close owning land in 1672. This probably refers to the 27 Proprietors.

Believe the reference here to "4 coats of arms" refers to his 4 sons.

Connecticut, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890

Name: Thomas Close State: CT County: Fairfield County Township: Greenwich Year: 1672 Record Type: Resident's List Page: NPN

Note

THE 27 PROPRIETORS OF 1672

In 1672 the "27 Proprietors" purchased land west of the "Myanos River" from the remaining Indians. This tract was called "Horseneck" because of the neck of land (now known as Field Point) was a common horse pasture. Official title to the land didn't actually come until 1686.

In the 1857 History of Greenwich by Daniel M Mead, we have Thomas Close and Thomas Close Junior recorded as being two of the 27 Proprietors of 1672. The author apparently found the list on "a stray leaf of the well worn records".

This is interesting because whilst Thomas did have a son called Thomas he was not born until about 1674, i.e. after the Proprietors had assumed ownership. This record may be incorrect, but if not then it implies that there were two Thomas Closes old enough to own land at the time.

In the 1911 History of Greenwich by Spencer P Mead, Thomas Close Junior has been replaced by Joshua Knapp in the list of the 27 Proprietors of 1672.

This is confirmed by the memorial stone erected in 1935 to the founders of Greenwich.

Note

Granted a parcel of land in Horseneck.

Map

Horseneck is now known as Field Point. We have two plots with the name of Thomas Close. It's not clear what date the map represents, but it's possible that one belonged to Thomas Close and the other to Thomas Close Junior, as mentioned in the Daniel Mead 1857 description of the 27 Proprietors of 1672.

Thomas Close did own large tracts of land spanning the Myanos river which he sold in 1679. This map apparently pre-dates this sale.

Note

In 1688 Thomas Close was recorded as one of the Legal Voters in the town. The population by this stage was probably around around 300, of which only 50 were recorded as Legal Voters.

Note

In 1688 a controversy arose when the local clergyman (Peck) refused to baptise the children of "non-professors". Thomas Close and others protested (presumably as one of the "non-professors") and eventually Mr Peck moved on.

Note

Thomas Close was recorded as a Greenwich land owner in 1688.

Note

Wealth records for 1694 - 1695 showing Thomas Close and his two sons, Thomas Close Junior and Joseph Close.

Note

In 1697 Joseph Close, Thomas Close Senior, and Thomas Close Junior were recorded as tax payers in Greenwich.

Note

In 1697 Thomas Close was elected as a deputy for Greenwich.

Note

Thomas Close ws named on the Greenwich Patent issued in 1697.

Note

In 1700 Thomas Close was elected to the committee to provide a new Meeting House in Horseneck.

Note

In 1701, Thomas Close Senior was elected to the Meeting House Building Committee at Horseneck.

Note

In 1701 Thomas Close was elected as a deputy for Greenwich.

Note

Deeded land in Greenwich to daughter Hannah.

Note

The Close Family according to Daniel M Mead in his book A History of the Town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut published in 1857.

Note

The Close Family according to Cuyler Reynolds in his book Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson Valley. Volume 3 published in 1914.

Burial

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179753433

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Albert Close (1842) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Albert Edward Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661

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Mary Ann Latham (1837) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Mary Ann Latham, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661

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Albert Close (1842) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Albert Edward Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661

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Mary Ann Latham (1837) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Mary Ann Latham, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661

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Albert Close (1842) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Albert Edward Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661

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Mary Ann Latham (1837) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Mary Ann Latham, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661

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Albert Close (1842) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Albert Edward Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661

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Mary Ann Latham (1837) Marriage Index

October / November / December 1882

Mary Ann Latham, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Volume: 6a Page: 661