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From: "John & Dawn" <>
Subject: [PENNOYER-L] Part 4
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 17:04:18 -0400



ROBERT then moved to Stamford, Ct., which was beyond Dutch
It seems that in the Dutch colony, ROBERT had acquired the
habit of consuming more liquor than was good for him.
According to court records <1,2> he was "overcome wt. wine...".
Apparently, the night watchman tried to take charge of him but ROBERT
resisted. A man, named Francis Holmes, tried to help and received a
severe wound to his face.<1>
On 3 December 1648, ROBERT appeared at court in Stamford. He
was sentenced to pay a fine of twenty shillings to Francis Holmes in
compensation for injuries and twenty shillings to the town. He was
also placed on probation for one year and had to post a bond of 10li
to be forfeited if his behavior was unsatisfactory.<1>
On 27 November 1652, "an agreement (was) made between EALSE
passe over and surrender from her and hers...(a) house and land...
unto ROBERT PENOYER and his forever as his proper right and title."<1,2>
ROBERT and ELSIE MARSHALL were probably married at this time.
By November 1654, ROBERT was the owner of eleven more acres of
land.<1> Stamford, Ct. Land Records, Book A:2
Then, the same month, he sold all of his Stamford property to
STEVEN CLAWSON for "the sume of twenty one pounds."<1> STEPHEN
CLASON is related to the LONGWELL'S by the marriage of his great-
On 20 February 1659, he again bought property in Stamford from
John Mead-"home lote...being two acers...and in ye East feild 2 acers
meadow...and two ye seam field...and in ye South feild
five acers of upland...more in ye seam feild three acers and half."<1,2>
In 1665, land that ROBERT had owned in Gravesend came into dispute
and he returned there to be a witness. Governor Nicolls made, as a
condition of settlement, George Baxter give ROBERT some consideration
for the land. The amount he received is not known.<1>
On his return to Stamford, ROBERT appeared before the Fairfield
County Court the 27th of November 1665. The court found him guilty
of "being drounk...staggering...roughunall words...quarlling...and
chal(leng) fight wt weppons", while on the boat returning to
"PENOYER...for his being drounk, it being ye second time
according to ye find 20s. and 10 shils ye first time wc is
30s. and for his quarilling and chalinging to fight, and disturbing
ye peace...he is bound in a bound of 10 pounds (for) his good
He was again in court on 12 February 1666, the following notation
appears in town records: "ROBERT PENOYER is quistioned and complayned
(agai)nst by Leftenant Bell and stagger in ye Street as he went
drounkard like acording to ye word of God and Thomas Laranc & Isack
Fenish witness they see hem stagger in ye Street so yt they thought
he was drounk or sick, and it being ye thred tim of his offenc in ye
Kind, he is find treeble according to ye lawe ye find is 30s."<1,12>
1) "Pennoyer Brothers Colonization, Commerce, Charity in the Seventeenth
Century" by Raymond H. Lounsbury pgs.58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65.66
2) US Conn., Stamford, Town Meetings 1630-1806-Books 1 & 2,
pgs. 58-9,67,215-16

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