Andrew Warde

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Andrew Warde (ca 1597–1659) was a colonist, judge, farmer, and one of the founding fathers of the Connecticut towns of Weathersfield, Stamford, and Fairfield.

Life[edit]

Born in England, probably near the beginning of the seventeenth century, Warde emigrated to New England with the Winthrop Fleet sometime around 1630. In Watertown, Massachusetts, Warde assumed early prominence as a man of affairs; he was made a freeman of the town on May 14, 1634. His name is recorded in the second book of inventory, as having "an homestall of 10 acres, by estimation". He held this estate until 1642, some seven or more years after he had left Watertown. By 1640, Warde also owned over 350 acres of land in Weathersfield.

Legacy[edit]

On June 13, 1907, a monument to Andrew Warde was unveiled in Fairfield cemetery, and a speech was made in celebration of his life by Henry C. Sturges, Esq.

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Andrew Warde and his descendants, 1597-1910