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Early annals of Newington


Early annals of Newington

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    Roger Welles
Excerpt from book: EARLY ANNALS FIRST PERIOD,—17OO-1726. Wethersfield is the most ancient town in the Commonwealth of Connecticut. It was first settled about the year .1634, and called Watertown. Within twenty years after that time, the General Court of the Colony adopted a code of laws for the Colony, since called the " Code of 1650." This body of laws required among other things that all towns should set out their bounds and perambulate them every three years, and that " The most ancient town, which for the river is determined by the Court to be Wethersfield," should give notice of such perambulation. This official enactment, made by men highest in authority in the Colony, who were themselves probably among the first settlers of these towns, and knew whereof they spake, ought to settle the question that Wethersfield is the pioneer town. This provision of the law was retained in the printed revision of 1672-3 and in that of 1702, and was not omitted till the revision of 1750, one hundred years after it was originally passed (Conn. Col. Rec. 1636-1665, page 513, and note). The original domain of the town was ample. It extended from Hartford south, six miles to Middletown, and east from the river three miles, and west from the river six miles to Parmington. From its territory have been incorporated the town of Glastonbury, a portion of the town of Berlin, and the towns of Rocky Hill and Newington. The first settled towns were divided into tiers of land or plantations called divisions of lands. There were such divisions in Wethersfield. How early in its history they were made, might possibly be disclosed by its ancient records. There was such a division of lands on its western border, running from Hartford, south to Middletown six miles, and from Parmington chapter{Section 4east, about two...   show more
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