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History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume 2

By: Ellen D. Larned

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: L0960


Originally created in 1726 and modified somewhat since, Windham County now occupies the northeast corner of Connecticut. This territory became known to the English at the first settlement of Connecticut in 1635-6, but was not actually settled by colonists for another half-century. The first transfer of land from its Indian proprietors to an English purchaser was in 1653. With the spread of religion among the Indians came the spread of colonization, and the development of... View more info

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History of Windham County, Connecticut, Volume 1

By: Ellen D. Larned

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: L0959


Originally created in 1726 and modified somewhat since, Windham County now occupies the northeast corner of Connecticut. This territory became known to the English at the first settlement of Connecticut in 1635-6, but was not actually settled by colonists for another half-century. The first transfer of land from its Indian proprietors to an English purchaser was in 1653. With the spread of religion among the Indians came the spread of colonization, and the development of... View more info

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The Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records, 1726-1732: Abstracts of Volume I, Connecticut State Library Archives, Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut

By: Marcella Houle Pasay

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P1683


This work offers abstracts of never before published court records from a rather obscure source-an excellent resource for the pre-census era. The residences of plaintiffs, defendants and petitioners are noted along with their occupations and even familial relationships in some instances. Cases include: Debts, issue of tanning and tavern licenses, property attachments, thefts, trespassing, fornication, and petitions for new highways, just to name a few. All the towns of e... View more info

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Full Circle: A Directory of Native and African Americans, Windham County, Connecticut, 1650-1900

By: Marcella Houle Pasay

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P2015


Information gleaned from hundreds of sources, including census records, vitals, church records, selectmen’s minutes, seamen’s certificates, military records from the National Archives, court records and diaries, to name just a few, provides historians, scholars and family researchers with the data necessary to track early Indian and colored individuals and families. The appendices include: Rosters of veterans from the Colonial period through the Civil War; a detailed... View more info

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Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records, 1732-1736, Abstracts of Volume 2, Connecticut State Library Archives

By: Marcella Houle Pasay

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P2241


Looking for lost ancestors in Windham County, Connecticut? Puzzled because land records seem to be missing? Could be they’re noted in one of the over 1600 lawsuits, petitions, and appointments abstracted from these early court records. This work offers glimpses of never before published ledgers from a rather obscure source – an excellent resource for the pre-census era. Names of thousands of early Windham County residents are noted along with litigants from other Con... View more info

Family Secrets: 18th and 19th Century Birth Records Found in the Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records and Files at the Connecticut State Library Archives, Hartford

By: Marcella Pasay

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: P1538


Did you ever wonder as to the reason for the paucity of births in early vital records? A hint of scandal or embarrassment associated with a birth may have made an ancestor reluctant to document it in a public record. This work is a compilation of Fornication and Maintenance of (Illegitimate) Child suits brought to the Windham County, CT, County Court from 1728 to 1847. All the towns of early Windham County are represented, plus towns in Tolland, Hartford, Middlesex, and ... View more info

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The Poor and Others To Be Pitied. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Selectmen’s Records of Town Welfare Cases, Windham County, Connecticut

By: Marilyn L. Labbe

Price: $41.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: L3193


The welfare system employed by the towns of Windham County, Connecticut, in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries worked in this way: the names of the indigent, homeless, orphans, elderly, and the sick were brought up at town meetings to be auctioned (bid off) to the lowest bidder for their care. An undated Ashford entry reads, "The three persons at William Johnson's are at 77 cents expense per head per week." Sometimes the whole group was bid off to one p... View more info