Andrew Messenger

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Andrew Messenger
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk [1]
In office
May 1691 October 1691
Servingwith John Platt, Samuel Smith
Succeeded by John Belding, James Olmsted
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk
In office
October 1696 May 1697
Preceded by Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes,
Matthew Marvin, Jr.
In office
October 1700 May 1701
Preceded by Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes
In office
October 1701 October 1702
Servingwith Samuel Keeler
Preceded by Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes
Personal details
Born1650 [2]
Jamaica, Long Island, New York [2]
DiedOctober 1730 [2]
Jamaica, Long Island, New York [2]
Spouse(s)Rebecca Pickett (m. 1685, widow of James St. John), Rachel Hayes [2] [3] (daughter of Nathaniel Haies)
ChildrenMary Messenger Benedict
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Occupationsurveyor
Military service
Ranksergeant

Andrew Messenger (1650 – October 1730) was a deputy of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of May 1691, and October 1696, and a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in the sessions of October 1700, October 1701, and May 1702.

Connecticut General Assembly

The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is a bicameral body composed of the 151-member House of Representatives and the 36-member Senate. It meets in the state capital, Hartford. There are no term limits for either chamber.

Connecticut Colony English, from 1707, British, possession in North America between 1636 and 1776

The Connecticut Colony or Colony of Connecticut, originally known as the Connecticut River Colony or simply the River Colony, was an English colony in North America that became the state of Connecticut. It was organized on March 3, 1636 as a settlement for a Puritan congregation, and the English permanently gained control of the region in 1637 after struggles with the Dutch. The colony was later the scene of a bloody war between the colonists and Pequot Indians known as the Pequot War. Connecticut Colony played a significant role in the establishment of self-government in the New World with its refusal to surrender local authority to the Dominion of New England, an event known as the Charter Oak incident which occurred at Jeremy Adams' inn and tavern.

Norwalk, Connecticut City in Connecticut, United States

Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk lies within both the New York metropolitan area as well as the Bridgeport metropolitan area.

He was the son of Andrew Messenger [3] and Rachel Manning.

On June 28, 1686, he bought the land of Walter Hoyt. [4]

Walter Hoyt was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk between 1658 and 1662, and, when it was renamed, as a deputy of the Connecticut General Assembly between 1662 and 1681. He was a Norwalk selectman in 1672.

On December 5, 1694, Messenger was elected by the town of Norwalk, to serve as collector of each townsman's proportion (tax) to pay the minister for his services. [4]

In 1698, it was the special duty of Messenger and John Keeler, as deputies to bring the enforcement of the Game Law to the attention of the native people of the Norwalk area, who had been assigned to the portion of Chestnut Hill called Indian Field. [5]

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Preceded by
Deputy of the
General Court
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

May 1691–October 1691
With: Samuel Smith
John Platt
Succeeded by
John Belding
James Olmsted
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1696–May 1697
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Matthew Marvin, Jr.
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1700–May 1701
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1701–October 1702
With: Samuel Keeler
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes