Membership by Descent

If you are a direct descendant of any of the Founders of Norwich and want to become a Member by Descent of the Society of the Founders of Norwich, Inc. fill out the application for certificate of descent form. You must be a Member of the Society to be eligible for the Membership by Descent. There is a one time fee of $80 for the application process.

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The 35 Names of the Society of the Founders of Norwich

Deacon Thomas Adgate, Robert Allyn, William Backus Sr. & Lt. William Backus Jr., John Baldwin, Deacon Thomas Bingham, John Birchard, Thomas Bliss, Morgan Bowers, John Bradford, Hugh & John Caulkins, Richard Edgarton, Rev. James Fitch, John Gager, Lt. Francis Griswold , Thomas Howard, Christopher Huntington, Deacon Simon Huntington, Samuel & William Hyde,  Lt. Thomas Leffingwell, Major John Mason, Dr. John Olmstead, John Pease,  John & Thomas Post,  Josiah Reed, John Reynolds,  Jonathan Royce, Rev. Nehemiah Smith, Sgt. John Tracy & Lt. Thomas Tracy, Robert Wade, Sgt. Thomas Waterman

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