Thomas Bull

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This article is about the Connecticut settler. For the politician, see Tom Bull.

Thomas Bull (c. 1605 – October 12, 1684), also known as Captain Thomas Bull, was an early settler in the Connecticut Colony who is counted as one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut.[1][2]

Bull arrived in Hartford in 1636, having accompanied Thomas Hooker. He served in the Pequot War of 1637 and in 1653 he was appointed lieutenant of a company raised to fight the Dutch. For his service in the Pequot War he was granted a large tract of land near the Niantic River in what is now the town of East Lyme, Connecticut.[1]