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New London County
As established in 1666, New London County consisted of the towns of
Stonington, Norwich, New London, and Saybrook. The
"Homonoscet Plantation" referred to in the constituting Act was settled
in March 1663, at first as Kenilworth but incorporated as the town of
Killingworth in 1667. Several new towns were incorporated and added to
New London over the next few decades: Preston in 1687, Colchester in
1699, and Lebanon in 1700. The settlements along the Quinebaug Valley
were placed under New London jurisdiction in 1697 (later incorporated
as Plainfield in 1699). By 1717, more towns were established in
northeastern Connecticut (between the Quinebaug Valley and the Rhode
Island border) and added to New London County.
County was constituted from Hartford and New London counties on 12 May
1726, consisting of towns in northeastern Connecticut. New London
County lost the towns of Voluntown, Pomfret, Killingly, Canterbury,
Plainfield, and Lebanon to the newly formed county. In 1785, Middlesex
County was constituted, consisting of towns along the lower Connecticut
River Valley, taking away the towns of Killingworth and Saybrook from
New London County. Several additional boundary adjustments took place
in the 19th century: the establishment of the town of Marlborough in
1803, the transfer of the town of Lebanon from Windham County in 1824,
and the transfer of the town of Voluntown from Windham County in 1881.
It contains reservations of four of the five state-recognized Native
American tribes [source: wikipedia]
* Colchester * Westchester * East Lyme * Flanders * Niantic * Franklin
* Griswold * Borough of Jewett City * Hopeville * Glasgo * Pachaug *
Groton * City of Groton * Groton Long Point * Long Hill * Mystic *
Noank * Poquonock Bridge * Lebanon * Ledyard * Gales Ferry * Ledyard
Center * Lisbon * Lyme * Montville * Chesterfield * Mohegan * Oakdale *
Oxoboxo River (CDP) * Uncasville * New London * North Stonington *
Norwich * Old Lyme * Preston * Poquetanuck * Preston City * Salem *
Sprague * Baltic * Stonington * Pawcatuck * Old Mystic * Voluntown *
Waterford * Quaker Hill
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Obituaries & Death Notices
September 2018: will for AVERILL
March 2018: bio for KINGSLEY
February 2018: LEE, GILMAN obits
March 2017: 1840 Census of Pensioners
Sept 2015: Death Notice for HEULET; Marriage Announcement for
DOW - DOALBEAR
July 2015: AYER obit; GREAT PLAIN CEMETERY in North Stonington, CT
(WHEELER, JONES, HEWITT, SWAN, SISSON), AVERY CEMETERY in Preston, CT
(PRENTICE, WALKER, KIMBALL)
May 2015: Family Burials for BUTTON, CASWELL (see Obituaries); Death
Notice for HUNTLEY; Marriage for EGERTON-HINMAN; Family records for
2015: Death notices for HUNTINGTON, WATTLES; O[??]ooler/Wheeler,
Dec 2014: Obituary
Sept 2014: 1883 Pensioners updated to add cert. numbers
2014: 1883 Pensioners; Burials in Lower Mystic, Packer, Silas
Burrows, Wells and South Burrows Cemeteries; obit for FAY
July 2014: Burials in Crary, Fish, Burrows, Niles and Packer
May 2014: Biographies
for BALL, BALDWIN, BARBER, ARMSTRONG, TRACY. Burials in Bull
Hill, Keeney, newton-Ranson, maplewood, OLD, Palmer, Trumbull
cemeteries; 3rd Regiment Muster roll for Spanish-American War
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