Adams, Blodgett, Fitch, Hall, Spalding, Warren, Whitney

Plainfield was granted to Governor John Winthrop about 1655. To the east of Windham and incorporated in 1699, it was the third town organised in Windham county. Then in the Quinebaug Country, the land was claimed by the sons of Governor John Winthrop and Major James Fitch, as agent and guardian of Owaneco. Despite the question of who owned land, settlers moved in. See a list of 24 Dec 1702 freeholders. On May 31, 1699, the inhabitants of the met to organize town government. James Deane was chosen town-clerk and Jacob Warren, Joseph Spalding, Stephen Hall, William Johnson and Samuel Adams were chosen selectmen. They immediately selected Rev. Joseph Coit, the son of Dea. Joseph Coit of New London, to be their first minister.








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