Sargeant William East

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     A son of William's, by his first wife, was the first English person who died in Milford. He died 18 June 1644 age one year. William, along with Alexander Bryan & his son, Richard Bryan were the first merchants at Milford. In 1640, a company was formed under the command of Capt. John Astwood. William Fowler was lieutenant, Alexander Bryan, Ensign, & William East, sergeant.1 William married 2nd Mary Plum, daughter of Sylvester Baldwin and Sarah (?), in 1676 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.2

Family

Mary Baldwin b. 19 Feb 1626, d. 1708

Citations

  1. [S694] Edward R. Lambert, History of the Colony of New Haven, page 110 - the first English person who died In Milford, was a son of William East, aged a year; he died June 18, 1644
    pages 119-120 - Considerable attention appears to have been early given in the town to trade & commerce. The first merchants were Alexander Bryan, and his son, Richard Bryan & William East. ... In 1640, a company was formed under the command of Capt. John Astwood. William Fowler was lieutenant, Alexander Bryan, Ensign, & William East, sergeant. ... Every person from the age of 16 to 60 were required to bear arms.
    [foot note: Alexander Bryan was also a lawyer]
  2. [S138] Charles Candee Baldwin, The Baldwin Genealody from 1500-1881, page 41 - Mary Baldwin married 2nd William East of Milford.