Lieut. Robert Seely

Seely, Lieut. Robert–resided in Wethersfield in 1636–came from Watertown. He was ordered in 1636, to look up the property of John Oldham–was a lieutenant and commander under Major Mason in the Pequott battle in 1637. After the conquest, he was sent with 30 men under him, to settle and hold possession of the territory, with an addition of 10 men, afterwards ordered there. He with Major Mason, Stanton, Adams, Gibbs, Henry Starks and Tho. Merrick were appointed by the General Court to treat with the Indians for corn. He was for a time an officer at the Fort after it was purchased by Connecticut. He was a useful man in the colony as an Indian fighter as well as a civilian. He is supposed to be the ancestor of those of his name in Fairfield county, and New York. In 1663 he was a captain and chief military officer at Huntington, L. I., to exercise the men there; and the same year was appointed a commissioner for the town of Huntington, L. I., by the General Court of Connecticut.

Hinman, Royal Ralph. “A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut,” Hartford, CT: E. Gleason, 1846

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