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7. Christopher COMSTOCK2,31,32 was born about 1636 in England.8,19 He was baptized on 13 May 1636 in St Margaret of Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. He died on 28 December 1702 at the age of 66 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.32

Ancestry.com: "London, England, Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, 1538-1812"
Baptisms at Hillingdon, Uxbridge St Margaret
There is an entry for a son Christor, 17 May 1636. Perhaps an abbreviation for Christopher as it's written that way in other instances. The father was William Coomestock, although this time indexed as "Cumscock". There is a word following the father's name - almost looks like "and" and doesn't seem to be "wife" or "uxor", the Latin word used often for the wife. Would seem the entry was not quite finished.

Christopher married Hannah Platt, daughter of Richard Platt of Milford, 6 Oct 1663, Norwalk.

Settled in Fairfield, CT in 1654.
29 May 1654, at New Haven. Christopher made affidavit about a visit to goodwife Knapp accused of witchcraft. She was executed. [In another place this date is given as 22 Jan 1661. Knapp was apparently not of the Knapp family that married into my Allen family. Hester, wife of Andrew Ward [the Wards being my direct ancesters] also testified that Goodwife Knapp had told her the wife of Thomas Staples was also a witch.]
He also served on a grand jury, 19 Sep 1692, to examine witches.
Purchased a home and house lot in Norwalk 27 Jan 1661. [ "Connecticut Puritan Settlers" by Royal R. Hinman] Will dated Dec 22 1701 in Norwalk CT

Christopher COMSTOCK and Hannah PLATT were married on 6 October 1663 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.8,33,34 Hannah PLATT35, daughter of Richard PLATT and Mary WOOD, was born on 1 October 1643 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.8,34 She died in 1702 at the age of 59 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.36 John Comstock's book says Hannah died in Milford, Connecticut after 1713

Hannah's father was Richard Platt, first found in Milford in 1639. He died 1684/5 Children brought from England probably included Mary, John, Isaac & Sarah. At Milford were baptized Hannah, Josiah, Joseph. Wife Mary died or was buried 24 Jan 1676. Richard's will dated 4 Aug 1683 named the children including Hannah, wife of Christopher Comstock.

Christopher COMSTOCK and Hannah PLATT had the following children:

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i.

Daniel COMSTOCK.

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ii.

Hannah COMSTOCK was born on 15 July 1666 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.32,37

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iii.

Abigail COMSTOCK was born on 27 January 1669 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.38 She died on 9 February 1689 at the age of 20 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.37

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iv.

Mary COMSTOCK.

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v.

Elizabeth COMSTOCK.

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vi.

Mercy COMSTOCK.

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vii.

Samuel COMSTOCK.

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viii.

Moses COMSTOCK.