Sarah Leffingwell

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Leffingwell was born on 8 October 1629, in White Colne, Essex, England, her father, Thomas Leffingwell Sr., was 54 and her mother, Alice, was 47. She married Thomas Rood Sr. on 24 January 1649, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 6 March 1668, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Rood Sr.
Sarah Leffingwell
Marriage: 24 January 1649
Sarah Rood
Thomas Rood Jr.
Micah Rood
Rachel Rood
John Rood Sr.
Joseph Rood
Benjamin Rood
Mary Rood
Samuel Rood

Sources (24)

  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  • Sarah Leffingwell White Roode, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah in entry for Sarah Rood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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World Events (2)

1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.


New London County was one of four original counties in Connecticut that were established on May 10, 1666

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leppingwells in Essex, which is recorded as Leffingwelles in 1561 and owed its name to the possessions there of the family of Robert de Leffeldewelle (1302), who is called Leffingwell in an Elizabethan transcript of the Court Rolls.

History: The family, called Leffingwell in the 15th century and Leppingwell in the 16th, took its name from a lost place recorded as Liffildeuuella in 1086 (from the Old English personal name Lēofhild + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’), which may survive in a corrupt form in Levit's Corner in Pebmarsh (Essex), into which their possessions extended.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sarah married Thomas Rood on 24 Jan 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Le Rude and Elizabeth Greene. More About Sarah Leffingwell White and Thomas Rood: Marriage: 24 Jan 1647, Salem, …

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