NameRev. Peter Prudden
Birth1601
Death1656
FatherAllEmbeds Thomas Trail
Misc. Notes
Rev. Peter Prudden, was a minister of Herfordshire, England, but was driven from that country by persecution and arrived in America in 1637 in company with John Davenport, John Howard, Samuel Eaton and others. He was one of the founders of the colony of New Haven, and the founder of the Church of Christ, Milford, Connecticut; was one of the "seven pillars," and died there in 1656.

Born 1601, died in 1656; was one of the founders of the colony of New Haven, settled at Milford, Connecticut, in 1639, and was appointed judge in 1641; in 1637 he married Joanna Boyse of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Rev. Peter Prudden, grandfather of Joanna (Prudden) Moore, was one of the noted men of Colonial times. He came from England with John Davenport and John Harvard (for whom Harvard College is named), in 1739, and was one of the founders of New Haven, Connecticut, and one of the "Seven Pillars." In Memorial Hall at Hartford three clergymen were selected for a special remembrance in a memorial window installed at the expense of the State, those three being Thomas Hooker, John Davenport and Peter Prudden. He was also a founder of Milford, Connecticut, where a memorial tablet to him adorns the walls of the church, and on a memorial bridge over a beautiful stream in the town is a stone to his memory.
Spouses
1Joanna Boyse
ChildrenJohn (1645-1725)
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