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NameJohn MOSS
Birthabt 1605, England
Immigration26 Jun 1637, Boston aboard the Hector
Move1639, New Haven, New Haven, CT [Original Settler]
Move1667, Wallingford, New Haven, CT [Original settler]
Death1707, Wallingford, New Haven, CT [500]
Marriage18 Jan 1637, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [1051]
SpouseAbigail Charles
Birthabt 1608
Death?
Children
1 MJohn Moss
Christen5 Jan 1640, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Deathbef 1650
Birth10 Apr 1642, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [551]
Marriage2 Jul 1663, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
3 MSamuel Moss
Birth4 Apr 1641, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Death?
4 MJoseph Moss
Birth5 Nov 1643, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Death?
5 MEphraim Moss
Birth16 Nov 1645, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Christen11 Apr 1647, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Death16 Nov 1725, Wallingford, New Haven Co, CT [545]
SpouseJohn PECK
Marriage3 Nov 1664, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
7 MMercy Moss
Birth1 Apr 1649, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Deathbef 3 Mar 1684/5, (Inv) New Haven, New Haven, CT
Birth12 Oct 1650, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
Christen20 Oct 1650, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Death31 Mar 1717, Wallingford, New Haven, CT [151]
Marriage12 Dec 1676, Wallingford, New Haven Co, CT [1051]
9 FElizabeth Moss
Birth3 Oct 1652, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
Christen7 Oct 1652, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Death?
SpouseNathaniel Hitchcock
Marriage18 Jan 1670/1, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
10 FEsther Moss
Birth2 Jan 1653/4, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
Death?
11 MIsaac Moss
Birth27 Nov 1655, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
Christen30 Nov 1655, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [500]
Death1659, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT [167]
Notes for John MOSS
Part of Davenport’s company which came from Boston to New Haven before 1639. Original signer of the New Haven compact on 4 Jun 1639. He was active in town affairs before becoming involved in the establishment of Wallingford. John joined with the magistrates and chief inhabitants of New Haven in urging permission "to erect a village on our lands lying above ye great plaine." Permission was granted 10 Oct 1667. For two years, the territory was prospected for an eligible site by John Moss, John Brockett, Abraham Doolittle and others, who suggested the site which was chosen for the village of Wallingford, CT. Since John was a Deputy of the General Court when the name was chosen, and there is speculation he may have been from Walingford, England, he may be responsible for the name. (Worldconnect TrishSmith)

John Mosse appears as a yeoman from Cotteridge, Wiltshire on a list of Charlestown inhabitants appearing in NEHGR vol 131. He is shown as being in Charlestown in 1637 and New Haven in 1640. “John Mousall” is listed on the list of members of the town oligarchy. This appears to be the source of pedigrees that show a birthplace of Cotteridge, but there doesn’t seem to be anything that ties the John in Charlestown with the one in New Haven other than that (contemporary) list. Savage’s has John Mousall as a different man who removed to Woburn and died there in 1665.

MOSS, John, New Haven 1639, sign. the orig. comp. 4 June 1643, had John, bapt. prob. 5 Jan. 1640, d. young; Samuel, 4 Apr. 1641; Abigail, 10 Apr. 1642; Joseph, prob. 5 Nov. 1643; Ephraim, 16 Nov. 1645; Mary, 11 Apr. 1647; Mercy, male, 1 Apr. 1649; John, again, b. 12, bapt. 20 Oct. 1650; Elizabeth 3, bapt. 7 Oct. 1652; Esther, 2 Jan. 1654; and Isaac, 21, bapt. 30 Nov. 1655; as the print. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 361, gives the bapt. wh. may be a mistake for Dec. The rec. of b. may be trust. that of bapt. is certain. wrong. He was rep. 1667-70, and then rem. to Wallingford 1670, of wh. he was rep. 1671-3, yet contin. propr. at New Haven, d. 1707, aged 103, perhaps with slight exagg,. yet thot. to be the oldest that ever d. in Conn. See Dana, Cent. disc. 1770. Abigail, m. 2 July 1663, Abraham Doolittle, as his sec. w.; Mary m. 3 Nov. 1664, John Peck; and Elizabeth m. 1670, Nathaniel Hitchcock.
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