He came from England to New England and Connecticut in the early 1640's, residing during his adult life in Stratfield Parish (the section called Pequonnock) in what was then Fairfield and is now Bridgeport, Fairfield, County, New Haven Colony. He was the son of Richard and Sarah (Wakeman) of Ribbesford, Worcestshire, England.

According to old land records, Richard Hubbell resided on what is now Clinton Avenue, between North and Fairfield Avenues, near the old Stratfield Burying Ground where he is buried. This area of Bridgeport was called Pequonnock, part of Fairfield.

He was the founder of the Hubbell/Hubble family in North America. He arrived by ship from England in the 1640's, settling in Connecticut. Son of Richard and Sarah (Wakeman) Hubbell. Husband of Elizabeth Miegs.


Mariied 1) Elizabeth MEIGS in 1651-2 at Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut 2) Elizabeth GAYLORD in 1669 at Fairfield Parish, Fairfield, Connecticut 3) ABIGAIL PRUDDEN WALKER in April 16, 1688 at Stratfield, Connecticut.

Founder of the Hubball Family

The introduction of Hubbell Pioneers is called "The Beginnings." It tells of Richard Hubball (later Hubbell), the first Hubbell in North America, who came from England to what is now Connecticut over 350 years ago. Richard was born in 1626 in Ribbesford Parish near Bewdley not far from Worcester in England and was a teenager when he arrived in New England. He was supervised by his maternal uncle, John Wakeman, a merchant and magistrate in New Haven Colony.

About 1650 Richard married Elizabeth Meigs and the couple settled in Guilford when they started to raise a family. After ten years they moved to Fairfield. There Elizabeth died leaving her husband and seven children.

Because of economic and domestic needs Richard sought another wife and in 1669 married Elizabeth Gaylord, a woman 20 years younger. After 20 years of marriage and four children, Elizabeth died. That same year Richard, who was 62 years old, married Mrs. Abigail Walker, a widow, who bore him two sons.

Richard is listed as a "planter" in colonial records. He also bought and sold lands for personal gain. As his children reached maturity, he gave portions of his property to them.

In 1662, Richard became involved in a serious political matter between New Haven, which was an aristocracy, and the Connecticut Colony, which was more democratic. The Connecticut Colony, which Richard supported, was brought to trial for sedition. It appears that the group was acquitted although records are incomplete. The two colonies were united in 1665.

After a full and prosperous life, Richard died in Stratfield Parish in 1699, survived by 11 of his 14 children. He was laid to rest with his second wife, Elizabeth, in the Stratfield Burying Ground. His will, which was drawn up about six months before his death, is still preserved in the archived of the Connecticut State Library at Hartford. It lists a detailed inventory of his possessions and is signed with his initials and has his seal in red wax.

Of Richard's children two each bore the names of John, James and Samuel and were distinguished from one another by using Jr. or Sr. Seven sons and at least four daughters had children of their own. One son, Richard, had eight children and became the founder of a large branch of the family. Another son, James, lived to reach the age of 104 years. The second generation remained in Stratford, Fairfield and the Stratfield limits and vicinity.

Many members of the third generation settled in various towns in Connecticut. Nathaniel, the first in the family to graduate from Yale, moved from Connecticut to Pennsylvania and later settled in New Jersey. Elnathan Hubbell moved to Bennington, Vermont. David went to Courtland Manor, New York (findagrave.com)