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NameEdward CAMP
Birth8 May 1617, Hunsdon, Hertz, England
DeathSep 1659, New Haven, CT Age: 42
ReligionChristened 9-21-1617
FatherEdward CAMP (1572-1681)
MotherGrace MOTT (1581-)
Birth1625, Nazeing, Essex, England
Death22 Feb 1679, Milford, New Haven, CT Age: 54
Marriage1645, New Haven, CT
ChildrenEdward (1650-1720)
Samuel (1645-1736)
Mercy (1646-1673)
Mary (1652-1705)
Sarah (1655-1657)
Joseph (1653-1655)
Mehetable (1647-)
Notes for Edward CAMP
b.9-21-1617 d.10-4-1659--to america on ship ALEXANDER (sailed 5-2-1635) Fined for being late for training 9-6-1643 in New Haven, CT--Took oath of fidelity 7-1-1644 granted land at Chestnut Hill in May 1650. He was one of the first settlers of Woodbridge, CT Notes for EDWARD CAMP: Edward Camp is believed be the son of Edward and Grace (Mott) Camp from Hunsdon in Herts, Essex County, England. Other children of this couple were Grace, George, William, Mary and Philemon. He is erroneously thought to be the son of Nicholas Camp by several books and researchers. Edward was born in 1617 and was christened 21 Sep 1617, according to Page 114 of "The Parish Registers of Hunsdon" by Hon. Herbert C. Gibbs, London, 1915. Heis not listed as married or buried in England. It is believed that he is the "Edward Kemp aged 19 yeares" who left England on May 2, 1635, on the ship Alexander which was bound for Barbadosunder Capt. Burche. There was no mention of a wife. The age of both Edwards match. Information from "Hottons Lists", John Camden Hotten, Pages 73 to 75, 1874. Edward is first recorded in New Haven, CT on Sept. 6, 1643, when he is fined for being late to training. He took the Oath of Fidelity on July 1, 1644,according to the New Haven Town Records. The Oath of Fidelity was written in 1639 to show allegiance to the Crown in England. It was later copied into the records in the Office of the Town Clerk in New Haven along with the names of the signers. The actual document and signatures are lost. He was not included in the list of New Haven families in 1641-43 possibly because he may not have been a head of a family yet. He appears several times in the New Haven records between 1650 and 1656. He married Mary Canfield while in New Haven; however, have not been able to document exactly when. They had five children: Samuel, Mercy,Edward, Mary and Sarah. Edward was granted land at Chestnut Hill, May 1650, and is one of the first settlers in what is now Woodridge. "Edward Camp on behalf of him selfe, Ralph Loynes(Lines) Nathaniele Seely, Edward Parker and John Moss propounded for each of them 20 ac's of ground to plant on at a place called Chestnutt hill, about 4 miles from towne, on ye left hand of Mr. Goodyeres farm: that they might have libbertie to cut some upland grass ther aboute. The Court considered ye motion and being desirous to furhter planting what they may, did grant them upon condition that they fence it within a yeere, and improve it for corne as fast as they can and paye rates for it as other men doe" On December 4th, 1655, "William Fowler passeth over to Edward Camp a peece of meddow lying in ye upper end of the west meddow, conteyning aboute six acres, be it more or less, whic his compassed round with the river and upland." From: "Ancient Town Records, Volume 1" New Haven Colonial Historical Society,edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, 1917. A deposition was given to Capt. Atwood of Milford, CT in 1652 in which he was described as "Edward Camp, aged about 34 yeares." This matches with the birth date for Edward Campe of Nazeing Parish. In1655, he and his wife were assigned seats "on ye stile on both sides of the dore in ye meeting house." In 1656 he was ordered to give one day's work to pay for damages his swine had caused to someone's corn. Edward Camp was a farmer and lived in the section of the New Haven then called Chestnut Hill. When he died, he did not leave a will nor is the exact date of his death known. The inventory of his estate was taken Sept. 22, 1659;however, when presented to the court on 4 October 1659, it was found to be imperfect. A second was presented by his widow 1 Nov1659. "An inventory of the estate of Edward Camp was againe presented, amounting to 100 lb, 5s, 3d, unto which some plow irons & c & other small things to the vallew of 4s, 6p, as alsoan old gun, are to be added, which was by ye widdow ye disceased attested upon oath to be a full inventory to ye best of her knowledg." From: "Ancient Town Records, Volume 1" New HavenColonial Historical Society, edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter,1917. There are a lengthy series of court proceedings that involved Edward as plaintiff and others as defendant. Please refer to the "New Haven Colony History Society, Ancient Town Records, New Haven Town Records" edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, Litt. D, 1917. The proceedings cover theft by Good wife Lines, wife of Ralph Lines, who stole from Edward. After his death, his wife married John Lane of Milford. The following is from "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of NewEngland" by John Savage Page 331: "CAMP, Edward, New Haven1643, had Edward b. 1650, Mary b. 1652, Sarah b. 1655, and perhaps more but not prob. for he d. 1659."
Notes for Mary (Spouse 1)
Notes for MARY CANFIELD: Mary was most likely born in England.When she married Edward Camp, they lived in New Haven until his death. She then returned to Milford, CT and married John Lane on April 4, 1666, and lived there until her death in 1680. "Lane,John, widower of Milford married 4 April 1666 Campe, widow who lived at Chestnut Hill in New Haven Parish by Mr. Treat Majestrat in Milford." (Milford Vital Records) John Lane diedi n 1669 and in his will mentioned Mary's children, Samuel, Edward Jr., and Mary. Mary Lane died in 1680; Milford Church Records state "Lane, Mary died Feb. 1680". An inventory of her will was presented Feb 22, 1680: "The last will and testament of Mary Lane, who being very sicke of body but of sound memory and understanding, doth bequeath as followeth: I will my body to be decently buried and my soule to God that gave it. Amen. Item: To my son Samuel Campe, one cow, one ewe & lamb, & one last years lambe. Item: To my son Edward Camp, my big iron kettle & one three years old steare. Item: To my daughters Mercy Baldwin and Mary Briscoe, all my wearing clothes (except one black searge coate which I bequeath to mydaughter-in-law Sarah Gunn), five pairs of bed sheets, two pillows and two pillow-beers, three pewter platters, three porringer, one quart pott and one pint pott, three napkins,three towells & a table cloth, six yards of new linen cloth, and five shifts with all the rest of my wearing cloaths both linen and woollen & equally to be divided between them. Item: To my daughter Mehetabell Camp, three silk sheets, one pillow-beer,one little iron kettle & a brass skillett. Item: To mydaughter Mercy aforesd, 2 brass kettles, a two yeare old Heifer, one ram & one swine shoat, one curtaine, one box & one warming pan. Item: To Mary my daughter aforesd, one little iron pot, one curtaine, and one chest. Item: To my son Edward aforesd, one tramell & one sow shoate. Item: To my son-in-law Jobaniah Gun his children, one eye lamb if ye lamb be alive. Item: To my foure children aabovesd, Samuel, Edward, Mercy & Mary, my foure bed blanketts, each of them one. Finally my bed & bolster I leave to my son Samuel & my daughter Mary equally between them. I leave Brother Canfield and John Fiske as overseers. Witnessed by us Thomas Canfield John Fiske her mark Mary Lane (Her mark was the top half of a circle) Taken from "New Haven Probate Records, I: pt 2, 80."
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