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              Colonial Connecticut Records of the Family Name 1728-1758

The following is a listing of the exact spellings of the family name as they appear in the original
Stamford and Stratford documents from 1728-1758, during the period when John Fanshaw/Fancher,
Richard Fanshaw/Fancher, and David Fanshaw/Fancy/Fancher were in Connecticut. (These
records are also cited within the text of Fanshawe – The Origin of The Fancher Surname In
America,
beginning on page 26.)

Year Name Record

1728  Richard Fanshaw Stamford, CT Tax List
1730  Richard Fanshaw Stamford, CT Tax List
1734  Richard Fanshaw Baptism of children Richard and Martha, Canaan Parish Church
1735  Richard Fancher Stamford, CT Tax List
1735  Richard Fanshaw Baptism of children William and Benjamin, twins, Canaan Parish Church
1736  Richard Fancher Stamford, CT Tax List
1737  Richard Fanshaw Baptism of daughter Abigail, Canaan Parish Church
1735  John Fancher Stamford, CT Tax list
1736  John Fansher* Married Eunice Bouton/Button, Stamford Town Records
1737  No surname entry* Birth of son John, Stamford Town Records
1737  John Fanshaw & wife Eunice Own The Covenant, Canaan Parish Church
1739  John Fanshaw Baptism of son William, Canaan Parish Church
1739  John Fanshaw Eunice and John convey interest in real estate of Mercy Bouton
1741  John Fanshawe Purchase of land from Ebenezer Seeley
1742  John Fanshaw Baptism of son Nathaneal, Canaan Parish Church
1744  John Fanshaw Baptism of daughter Abigail, Canaan Parish Church
1744  John Fancher Stamford, CT Tax list
1748 John Fanshaw & wife Eunice become members of Canaan Parish Church
1749  John Fanshaw Baptism of Joseph and Eunice, twins, Canaan Parish Church
1752  John Fanshaw Baptism of daughter Mercy, Canaan Parish Church
1754  John Fancher Stamford, CT Tax list
1755  John Fanshaw Baptism of son Daniel, Canaan Parish Church
1747  Joshua Fanshaw** Baptism of son David, Canaan Parish Church
1742  David Fanshaw Baptism of son David, Stratford Congregational Church
1745  David Fancy Baptism of son William, Stratford Congregational Church
1749  David Fanchy Purchased land from John Lewis
1749  David Fancher A layout recorded, land records
1752  David Fancher Sold land (Deed recorded David Fancher, Ack. as David Fanchar)
1753  David Fanchor Land in Four Mile Division
1754  Sylvanus Fancher Stamford, CT Tax List
1758  Sylvanus Fancy Baptism of daughter Mary, Stratford Episcopal Church

*The 1737 birth of Eunice and John’s son John in the Stamford town records is entered underneath their 1736 marriage record, on the same page, in which John’s name is spelled as Fansher. There is no separate surname entry for the 1737 birth of their son.

**Thought to be meant for John Fanshaw.

Authors Note: The Canaan Parish Church was called the "Church of Christ in Canaan" during Richard and John Fanchers’ time, and this is the name which appears in the earliest church records. Although "New Canaan Church" is the name more commonly used in references to this church, the town name of "New Canaan" did not actually exist until 1801. The official name of the geographical territory set aside for the petitioners in 1731 with "parish privileges and liberty of forming themselves into a society" designated by the Connecticut General Assembly was "Canaan Parish." The Canaan Parish Church has always been Congregational and today is called the United Church of Christ.)

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