7. Christopher COMSTOCK2,32,33 was born about 1636 in England.9,19 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.33
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. The testimomy actually seems to have taken place on 13 May 1654. Knapp was apparently not of the Knapp family that married into my Allen family. Hester, wife of Andrew Ward [the Wards being my direct ancestors] 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
A list of home lots in Norwalk, 1656, includes Christopher Comstock but also says some had come in several years later.
The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut, p.18
Christopher Comstock, Jan 27, 1661 ...then of Fairfield, bouth of Thomas Betts "being then a planter inhabiting in Norwalke" his "house, home-lot, etc., with haffe the land lying to the said house, laid out to said Betts, or belonging to the accomodation of Nathaniel Eli, 4 acres
Nathaniel Eli had previouly sold this lot to Thomas Betts.
The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut, p.25
9 Feb 1671
Estates of land & accommodations in Norwalk:
includes Christopher Comstock, value of 146 #'s (the highest was 314#, the lowest 3 #'s
Christopher Comstock was chosen and approved to keep an ordinary (tavern) for entertaining of strangers.
The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut, p.61-2
8 Jan 1680/1. Norwalk LR 1: 187.
Thomas Betts Sr & Christopher Comstock divided between themselves "that parcel of salt march meadow called by the name of best division lying in the planing field called the neck purchased of Nath'l Eli" and "that parcel of salt marsh meadow purchased of Nath'l Eli lying in the planting field called the neck by the name of second division".
16 Jan 1694. Town chose ten of their inhabitants as the Town committee (Christopher Comstoc included) to procure a minister
The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut, p.87-88
Christopher Comstock, deceased Dec. 18, 1702.
The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut,, p. 195
Christopher COMSTOCK and Hannah PLATT were married on 6 October 1663 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.9,34,35 Hannah PLATT36, daughter of Richard PLATT and Mary WOOD, was born on 1 October 1643 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.9,35 She died in 1702 at the age of 59 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.37 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:
|Hannah COMSTOCK was born on 15 July 1666 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.33,38|
|Abigail COMSTOCK was born on 27 January 1669 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.39 She died on 9 February 1689 at the age of 20 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.38 |
Abigall Comstock, the daughter of Christopher Comstock, deceased and dyed the 9th of February, in the yeere 1689.
The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut, p.190