Chesebrough 1
1 William Chesebrough
Born: 1594
Landed: 1630 Arabella
Job: 1634 Constable Boston
Married: Anne Stevenson Died: June 9,1667
2 1. Nathaniel Chesebrough
Landed: Arabella
Born: Jan 25, 1630 in Boston England
2 2. Elihua Chesebrough
2 3. Samuel Chesebrough
Born: April 1, 1627
Baptized: April 1627 Boston England
Landed: 1630 Arabella
Married: November 30, 1655 Swansea, Mass Abigail Ingraham
Died: July 31, 1673
3 Samuel Chesebrough
Born: November 20, 1660 Stonington Ct
Married: 1687 Mary (Marie) Ingraham
Died: 1735
4 4. Rev. Jeremiah Chesebrough
Born: August 25, 1697
Married: 1728 Stonington Ct. Susanna Rossiter
Died: November 7, 1763
5 5. Esther Chesebrough
Born: Dec. 16, 1735 (or 1737)
Died: October 18, 1803
Married: March (or Nov) 22, 1761 Moses Yeomans
2 4. Elisha Chesebrough
Born: June 4, 1637
2 5. Joseph Chesebrough
Born: July 18, 1640 at Brain Tree
Notes 1
In History of New London by F. M. Caulkins.

Page 44: Roger Williams addressed a letter, 1645 June 22, to John Winthrop which he states "William Chesebrough now come in shall be readily assisted for your and his own sake" implying that Chesebrough came with advise from Mr. Winthrop.

Mass History Coll 2nd Series Vol 9 page 268 - Chesebrough was engaged in the Indian Trade.

Page 78: 1657 Nov 15. A house lot in the lower part of Piquot near Close Cove was laid out to William Chesebrough; from which it may be infered that the grantee was proposing to transfer his residence from Pautucket where he had been living a wild and solitary life for upward of two years to the town plot. There is no evidence in any way that he occupied the grant in town. Dec 1657, Mr Chesebrough obtained an order in his favor "Whersas Goodman Chesebrough is as we are informed, kindered of John Leighton to fetch home his Maie. We the townsmen of Piquoy do order that the said Goodman Chesebrough shall have liberty to go any way he shall see most convient for him to bring it home without any let or hinderence from the said John Leighton. This is determined by us until the towne shall take furthur order to dispose both of the way and

Page 85: Pequot April 25, 1653. Captain Goodman Denison Chesebrough, Mr Brewster and Obadiah Bruen are chosen to make a list of the male persons in towne 16 years old and upward and a true valuation of all real and personal estate of the said persons according to the order of the court. Goodman Chesebrough is chosen Commissioner to carry the list to the court in September next.

Page 88 August 28, 1655. The town having nominated and chosen Goodman Chesebrough, Obadiah Bruen and Hugh Calkins whom to present to the court, desire that they may have power together with Mr. Winthrop and Captain Denison or any three of them for ending small causes in the town. This petition was not granted and the inhabitants were obligated for some time longer to carry their law cases to Hartford for adjudication.

Page 99, 100, and 101 March 1649. Winthrop came to an agreement with the Indians as regards to the bounds of the Paukatuck section. Probably at the same period, or very soon afterwards, William Chesebrough encouraged by Winthrop and under a pledge from him of assistance and accomodation, erected his first lodge in the wildernesson the borders of the Wickutequock Creek. A cove or creek, east of Stonington Point. Between Capt Mason and Chesebrough’s farms were several necks of land, extending into the sound and separated by creeks.

Winthrop was then acting under a commission fro Mass.and Chesebrough regarded himself as under the jurisdiction of that colony. But in November 1649, the magistrate of Conn took cognizance of the proceedings of Chesebrough who had engaaged in trade with the Indians of Long Island and sent a warrant to the constable of Pequot, ordering him to desist. This order was disregarded on the plea that he belonged to another jurisdiction. Subsequentially a greater degree of severity was manifested toward him and he was commanded to leave the territory or appear before the Court and make good his defense. He appeared at Hartford, March 1650 and made a statement of the facts in his case. He had sold, he said, house and lands at Rehoboth and all appurtenances of his trade, not reserving tools even to repair a gunlock or make a screw pin and had come with his farming stock to Pequot with the expectation of settling among the planters there but not finding accommodations that suited him, he had established himself upon the salt marsh at paukatuck, which could be mowed immediately and would furnish provision for his cattle. In so doing, he had been encouraged by Mr. Winthrop whose commision from Mass was supposed to extend over Paukatuck. He had not wandered in the wilderness to enjoy in savage solitude any strange heretical opinions, for his religious belief was in entire harmony with the Churches of Christ established in the Colonies. Moreover he did not expect to remain long alone, as he had grounds to hope that others would settle around him if permission of the Court might be obtained. (Col Rec Vol 1 pp200.216)

The Court was rigorous in their censure of Chesebrough. And degree that he enter into a bond of 100 pounds not the prosecute any unlawful trade with the Indians and before the next court would give in the names of "considerable company" of acceptable persons who would engage to settle in Paukatuck before the next winter they would not compel him to move.

In Sept 1651, Mr. Chesebrough was again at Hartford to obtain legal title to the land he occupied. Mr. Winthrop and the deputies from Piquot engaged that if he would place himself on a footing of an inhabitant of Pequot, he should have his land confirmed to him by grant of the town.

January 8, 1652 A grant of 300 acres was bound out to William Chesebrough and his two sons Samuel and Nathaniel according to a covanent formally made at Hartford. The tract was bounded be salt water, what is now Stonington Borough. The grant stated that "The said land doth fully satisfy William Chesebrough and his sons." This grant was

Nevertheless liberally enlarged afterward. The full amount given him before the separation of the towns was "uplands 2299 acres, meadows 63".

Page 104 September 1658 Section east of Mystic River came under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. In Oct, Mass conferred the priveleges of a town and called it Southerton. The prudential affairs until a chose of townsmen should be made were confided to Captain Denison, Robert Parke, William Chesebrough and Thomas Minor.

Page 194 The first marriages in town were by Mr Winthrop, none of these are recorded. William Chesebrough, Captain George Denison and Mr. Bruen officiated at these services being Commissioners 1653-1666. The greater number of marriages between 1570 and 1700 were by Daniel Wetherell.

Page 249: May 1666 Southerton came under Conn as Stonington.

Page 285 Though living at Paukatuck, Mr. Chesebrough was chosen deputy from New London to the General Court five times between 1653 and 1657. No fact shows more clearly the identity of the two settlements at that time.

Mr Chesebrough and all his sons were interred in the cementary on the banks of the Wicketequack Creek which flowed past their residence.

Note: 1645-1658 the name of certain part of the settlement was Pequot.
1658-1666 Town of Stonington
In the territory known as "Paukatuck" in the vicinity of the Paukatuck River, the eastern boundary of Connecticut.
Chesebrough 2
1 Esther Chesebrough
Married: Moses Yeomans on March 22,1761.
Family moved from Stonington Ct to Columbia Ct about 1790.
1 Charles Chesebrough
Married: Lydia Yeomans
A child of Moses Yeomans