Saturday, November 9, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ LOOMIS of Windsor, Connecticut

The Loomis Homestead, oldest house in Windsor, Connecticut
from the website Historic Buildings of Connecticut

Joseph Loomis was a woolen draper from Braintree, Essex, England who came to New England with his wife and children on 11 April 1638 aboard the Susan and Ellen from London, England and arrived in Boston on 17 July 1638.  He resided first at Dorchester, Massachusetts and then removed to Windsor, Connecticut. 

Joseph Loomis was granted land near the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers.  His land was called “The Island” because every spring it flooded, but the house was built on high ground. 

My Loomis Genealogy:

Generation 1: Joseph Loomis, born about 1590 in Braintree, Essex, England, died  25 November 1658 in Windsor, Connecticut; married on 25 August 1614 in Messing, Essex, England to Mary White, daughter of Robert White and Bridget Allgar.  She was born 24 August 1590 and died 23 August 1652 in Windsor.

Lineage A:

Generation 2: Thomas Loomis, born 1624 in England and died 28 August 1689 in Windsor; married on 1 November 1653 in Windsor to Hannah Fox, daughter of Henry Fox.  She died 25 April 1662.

Generation 3: Mary Loomis, born 16 January 1659 in Windsor, died 11 May 1695; married 3 April 1679 to Michael Taintor, son of Michael Taintor and Elizabeth Rose.  He was born 12 October 1652 in Branford, Connecticut, and died 19 Feb 1731.

Generation 4: Michael Taintor m. Eunice Foote
Generation 5: Eunice Taintor m. Aaron Skinner
Generation 6: Charles Skinner m. Sarah Osborn
Generation 7: Ann Skinner m. Thomas Ratchford Lyons
Generation 8: Isabella Lyons m. Reverend Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 9: Caleb Rand Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 10: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 11: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts

Lineage B:

Generation 2:  Mary Loomis, born about 1620 in Shalford, died 19 August 1680 in Windsor; married about 1637 in Windsor to John Skinner, son of William Skinner and Margery Trotter.  He was born about 1590 in Braintree, England and died 30 October 1650 in Hartford, Connecticut.  She married second to Owen Tudor on 13 November 1651.

Generation 3: Joseph Skinner m. Mary Filley
Generation 4: John Skinner m. Sarah Porter
Generation 5: Aaron Skinner m. Eunice Taintor
Generation 6: Charles Skinner m. Sarah Osborn (see above)

For more information:

The Descendants of Joseph Loomis who came from Braintree, England in the year 1638 and settled in Windsor, Connecticut in 1639, by Elias Loomis, New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1870  (available to read online at

The Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America, and his antecedents in the Old World, by Elisha Scott Loomis, 1909 (available to read online at

The History of Ancient Windsor, by Henry R. Stiles,  Vol. II , Somersworth: New Hampshire Publishing Co., 1976, pages 432-433.

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. Heather, I thought I'd share this link with you. You can also find it on the "Old Connecticut Path" Facebook page.
    The latest segment was on the section : Tolland to Windsor" with some great pictures.