James Lockwood (Connecticut politician)

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James Lockwood
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk [1]
In office
May 1721 October 1721
Servingwith Joseph Platt
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
James Brown
In office
May 1722 October 1722
Servingwith John Benedict
Succeeded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Hanford
In office
October 1723 May 1724
Servingwith Samuel Comstock
Succeeded by Eliphalet Lockwood,
Matthew Gregory
In office
October 1724 May 1725
Servingwith Joseph Platt
Preceded by Eliphalet Lockwood,
Matthew Gregory
Succeeded by John Benedict
In office
May 1726 October 1726
Servingwith Thomas Fitch
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Comstock
Succeeded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Comstock
In office
May 1727 October 1727
Servingwith Thomas Fitch
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Comstock
Succeeded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Comstock
In office
May 1729 October 1729
Servingwith Thomas Fitch
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Comstock
Succeeded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Comstock
In office
May 1732 October 1733
Servingwith Joseph Platt
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
John Betts Jr.
Succeeded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Hanford
In office
May 1735 May 1736
Servingwith Samuel Hanford
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
Daniel Hoyt
Succeeded by Samuel Hanford,
Samuel Fitch
In office
May 1738 October 1738
Servingwith John Marvin
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Hanford
Succeeded by Joseph Platt,
Joseph Comstock
In office
October 1739 May 1741
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
John Betts, Jr.
Succeeded by John Betts, Jr.,
John Belding, Jr.
In office
October 1742 May 1743
Servingwith Samuel Fitch
Preceded by John Betts, Jr.
Succeeded by Samuel Fitch,
John Betts, Jr.
In office
May 1746 October 1746
Servingwith Samuel Fitch
Preceded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Fitch
Succeeded by Joseph Platt,
Samuel Fitch
In office
October 1748 May 1749
Servingwith Joseph Platt, Jr.
Preceded by Samuel Fitch,
Elnathan Hanford
Succeeded by Joseph Platt, Jr.,
Nehemiah Mead
In office
October 1749 May 1750
Servingwith Joseph Platt, Jr.
Preceded by Joseph Platt, Jr.,
Nehemiah Mead
Succeeded by Samuel Fitch,
Joseph Platt, Jr.
In office
October 1751 May 1752
Servingwith David Lambert
Preceded by Joseph Platt, Jr.,
Samuel Fitch
Succeeded by Joseph Platt, Jr.,
Samuel Fitch
Personal details
Born(1683-04-21)April 21, 1683 [2] [3]
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony [2] [3]
DiedMay 5, 1769(1769-05-05) (aged 86)
Resting place Pine Island Cemetery, Norwalk, Connecticut
Spouse(s)Lydia Smith (daughter of Samuel Smith) (m. October 23, 1707) [2] [3]
ChildrenLydia Lockwood (died in infancy), Hannah Lockwood Rogers, Reverend James Lockwood, Lydia Lockwood Keeler, Job Lockwood, John Lockwood, Reverend Samuel Lockwood [2] [3]
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Military service
RankColonel
UnitNorth Company of the Norwalk Trainband [2]

James Lockwood (April 21, 1683 – May 5, 1769) was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk, Connecticut Colony. He was the youngest son of Ephraim Lockwood and Mercy St. John and the brother of Eliphalet Lockwood. [2] [3]

Connecticut House of Representatives

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Norwalk, Connecticut City in Connecticut, United States

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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 New England which 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.

Lockwood served in the following sessions of the House:

He was appointed a justice of the peace by the General Assembly from 1744 to 1756. [2]

Justice of the peace Judicial officer elected or appointed to keep the peace and do minor civic jobs

A Justice of the peace (JP) is a judicial officer of a lower or puisne court, elected or appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. In past centuries the term commissioner of the peace was often used with the same meaning. Depending on the jurisdiction, such justices dispense summary justice or merely deal with local administrative applications in common law jurisdictions. Justices of the peace are appointed or elected from the citizens of the jurisdiction in which they serve, and are usually not required to have any formal legal education in order to qualify for the office. Some jurisdictions have varying forms of training for JPs.

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Preceded by
Joseph Platt
James Brown
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1721 – October 1721
With: Joseph Platt
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1722 – October 1722
With: John Benedict
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Hanford
Preceded by
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

October 1723 – May 1724
With: Samuel Comstock
Succeeded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Matthew Gregory
Preceded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Matthew Gregory
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

October 1724 – May 1725
With: Joseph Platt
Succeeded by
John Benedict
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Comstock
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1726 – October 1726
With: Thomas Fitch
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Comstock
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Comstock
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1727 – October 1727
With: Thomas Fitch
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Comstock
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Comstock
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1729 – October 1729
With: Thomas Fitch
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Comstock
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
John Betts, Jr.
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1732 – October 1733
With: Joseph Platt
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Hanford
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
Daniel Hoyt
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1735 – May 1736
With: Samuel Hanford
Succeeded by
Samuel Hanford
Samuel Fitch
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Hanford
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1738 – October 1738
With: John Marvin
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Joseph Comstock
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
John Betts, Jr.
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

October 1739 – May 1741
With: Samuel Cluckston
Thomas Benedict
Succeeded by
John Betts, Jr.
John Belding, Jr.
Preceded by
John Betts, Jr.
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

October 1742 – May 1743
With: Samuel Fitch
Succeeded by
John Betts, Jr.
Samuel Fitch
Preceded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Fitch
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1746 – October 1746
With: Samuel Fitch
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt
Samuel Fitch
Preceded by
Samuel Fitch
Elnathan Hanford
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

October 1748 – May 1749
With: Joseph Platt, Jr.
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt, Jr.
Nehemiah Mead
Preceded by
Joseph Platt, Jr.
Nehemiah Mead
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

October 1749 – May 1750
With: Joseph Platt, Jr.
Succeeded by
Samuel Fitch
Joseph Platt, Jr.
Preceded by
Joseph Platt, Jr.
Samuel Fitch
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

October 1751 – May 1752
With: David Lambert
Succeeded by
Joseph Platt, Jr.
Samuel Fitch