| ||i.|| ||John Norman, born 1613 in Dorchester, England; died 1672 in Manchester, Worcester, Massachusetts. |
| ||14383||ii.|| ||Susannah Norman, born 1616 in Dorchester, England; died 23 Dec 1660 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut; married Robert Lockwood 1634 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. |
| ||iii.|| ||Florence Norman, born 1619 in Dorchester, England; died 1672; married John Hart; born 1595; died 1652. |
| ||iv.|| ||Margaret Norman, born 1621 in Dorchester, England; died 01 Jan 1693 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; married Samuel Fowler 1646 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire; born 1618 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England; died 17 Jan 1711 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts. |
| ||v.|| ||Richard Norman1878, born 1623 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1683 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; married Margaret Unknown. |
| ||vi.|| ||William Norman, born 1625 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1713. |
| ||vii.|| ||Jonathan Norman, born 1626 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1713 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts. |
| ||14388||i.|| ||Thomas Wheeler, born 1561 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England; died 11 Feb 1635 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England; married Katherine Sayre 11 Feb 1601 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. |
| ||14412||ii.|| ||John Wheeler, born 1563 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England; died 22 Jan 1643 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England; married Elizabeth 1588 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. |
| ||iv.|| ||Zachary Fitch, born 1617 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 1662. |
| ||v.|| ||Reverend James Fitch, Sr., born 24 Dec 1622 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 18 Nov 1702 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; married (1) Abigail Whitfield 18 Oct 1648 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut; born 01 Sep 1622 in Ockley, Surrey, England; married (2) Priscilla Mason 02 Oct 1664 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; born Oct 1641 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut; died 1714 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. |
| || Notes for Reverend James Fitch, Sr.:|
James was a chaplain in King Phillip's War.He founded Norwich, Connecticut, and was the first minister ordained in Saybrook, in 1646.
He studied in Hartford with Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone (James' brother Joseph married Stone's daughter Mary).
In 1660, a company of Saybrook planters, under the spiritual direction of Reverend Fitch and some of the names and dates were borrowed from the "Ancestors of Peter James Hill and their decendants" list on rootsweb.com.Thanks MDB.
With the assistance of John Mason, purchased land just above the Indian fort.
He apparently spent some energy on helping the Indians.He is mentioned petitioning on behalf of them to the Royal Commission headed by Governor Dudley of Massachusetts.And, of course, he saw it as his mission to convert the heathen to Christianity.But he did not make any great headway until in 1676 when a great drought ruined all the crops.The Mohegans called in the services of a medicine man but all his whirlings and howlings did not draw down a drop of moisture.(Chieft) Uncas then appealed to the white man to see what his God could do.The Reverend Fitch saw his chance.He promised to try if Uncas would give credit where credit was due in case of success.Then the planters set a day for prayer.They prayed and they prayed but not a cloud veiled the Brassy sun until just as it was going down, and then a tiny one drifted across it's face.For several days it was overcast.And then came the deluge.It rained and it rained and it rained.And then it rained some more.Indian stories with Fitch involved continue.During early land grabs, one of Chief Uncas' minnions, somewhat drunk, set fire to the Norwich jail.For retribution, Fitch and company were given an additional 100 acres of Mohegan land.This and other land acquisions gave then quite a parcel.Fitch, Mason and others proceded to survey the rattlesnake-infested land and assign home-lots.It is said that this was the first settlement in America to be surveyed and planned before families actually moved in.(mason2.FBK.GED)
| ||vi.|| ||Nathaniel Fitch, born 26 Dec 1623 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 08 Mar 1649 in Prittlewell, Essex, England. |
| ||vii.|| ||Jeremy Fitch, born 05 Aug 1625 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 1649 in Essex, England. |
| ||viii.|| ||Joseph Fitch, born 24 Dec 1627 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 26 Jun 1727 in Windsor, Connecticut. |
| ||ix.|| ||Mary Fitch, born Mar 1629 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 1693 in Rye, Westchester, New York; married John Banks 18 Jan 1655 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut; born 1620 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 12 Dec 1684 in Rye, Westchester, New York. |
| ||x.|| ||Ann Fitch, born 06 Aug 1630 in Bocking, Essex, England; died 1632 in Essex, England. |
| ||xi.|| ||Sarah Fitch1878, born 24 Jul 1631 in Bocking, Essex, England; died Jun 1719 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut; married (1) Reverend Thomas Crosby 1662 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; born 26 Feb 1635 in Holme Upon Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England; died 13 Jun 1702 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; married (2) John Miller 08 Apr 1703 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. |