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
Servingwith John Platt
Preceded by John Platt, Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes
In office
May 1689 October 1689
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes
In office
May 1690 October 1690
Servingwith Thomas Seamer
Preceded by Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Samuel 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]
Residence Norwalk, 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.

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 woman named Knapp who was charged with witchcraft and 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 Freeman on October 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 a 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