Christopher Comstock

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Christopher Comstock
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk[1]
In office
October 1686 – May 1687
Serving with John Platt
Preceded byJohn Platt, Samuel Hayes
Succeeded bySamuel Hayes
In office
May 1689 – October 1689
Succeeded bySamuel Hayes
In office
May 1690 – October 1690
Serving with Thomas Seamer
Preceded bySamuel Hayes
Succeeded bySamuel Smith
Personal details
Born(1635-10-07)October 7, 1635[2]
Culmstock, Devon, England[2]
DiedDecember 8, 1702(1702-12-08) (aged 67)[2][3]
Norwalk, Connecticut[2]
Spouse(s)Hannah Platt (m. October 6, 1663, Norwalk)[2][4][3]
ChildrenMercy, Daniel, Hannah, Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth, Samuel Comstock, Nathan, Moses Comstock[2][4][3]
ResidenceNorwalk, Connecticut
Occupationtavernkeeper[2][3]
Military service
RankSergeant[3]
 
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Christopher Comstock
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk[1]
In office
October 1686 – May 1687
Serving with John Platt
Preceded byJohn Platt, Samuel Hayes
Succeeded bySamuel Hayes
In office
May 1689 – October 1689
Succeeded bySamuel Hayes
In office
May 1690 – October 1690
Serving with Thomas Seamer
Preceded bySamuel Hayes
Succeeded bySamuel Smith
Personal details
Born(1635-10-07)October 7, 1635[2]
Culmstock, Devon, England[2]
DiedDecember 8, 1702(1702-12-08) (aged 67)[2][3]
Norwalk, Connecticut[2]
Spouse(s)Hannah Platt (m. October 6, 1663, Norwalk)[2][4][3]
ChildrenMercy, Daniel, Hannah, Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth, Samuel Comstock, Nathan, Moses Comstock[2][4][3]
ResidenceNorwalk, Connecticut
Occupationtavernkeeper[2][3]
Military service
RankSergeant[3]

Christopher Comstock (October 7, 1635 – December 8, 1702) was an early settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a deputy of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1686, May 1689, and May 1690.

He was the son of William Comstock and Elizabeth Daniel.[2]

Comstock emigrated from England and originally settled in Fairfield in 1654.[2][4]

On May 29, 1654, Comstock wrote an affidavit about his visiting with a women named Knapp who was charged with witchcraft who was later executed.[2][4] On January 27, 1661, Comstock, bought land from Thomas Betts.[4] On September 19, 1692, he was part of the grand jury investigating witchcraft.[2][4]

Comstock was nominated to be named a freedman on Oct. 10, 1667.[2][4][3]

On October 14, 1686, he was a deputy to the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut. On January 16, 1694, he was appointed to a committee to obtain minister for Norwalk.[2][4][3]

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Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
John Platt
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1686 – May 1687
With: John Platt
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Preceded by
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

May 1689 – October 1689
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

May 1690 – October 1690
With: Thomas Seamer
Succeeded by
Samuel Smith