Cowesett

James (Cowesett)

James, alias Pamepumhate or Pamepumkote, was a Cowesett Indian who was living at Tunxis at least from 1673 to 1688. His name appears on a Tunxis petition to the Connecticut General Assembly regarding rights to Farmington land.  In 1674, his name appears on a deed as one of the several owners and proprietors of Mattatuck.

The names of the chief proprietors of the lands of the Narragansett, Niantic and Cowesett countries, chosen and admitted by Major Humphrey Atherton, deceased, or his assigns are as followeth,

John Winthrop                                    John Winthrop, Jr.

Simon Bradstreet                               Wait Winthrop

The deposition of Thomas Edwards, aged 30 years or there about, testifieth and saith that an Indian of about [ torn ] years of age did tell me that Ninigret was about to build three wigwams for the Indians to meet in, and that they were minded to go to fight.  And that there were to come to him the Block Island Indians and such as were of them that were not willing to fight Ninigret sent them back again, and this was confirmed to me by my seeing five canoes come over.  Also the Cowesett Indians, the Pequots, Mohegans, Long Islanders

Pamepumhate

Pamepumhate (before 1653-after 1688), alias Pamepumkote or James, was a Cowesett Indian who was living at Tunxis at least from 1673 to 1688.  In 1674, his name appears on a deed as one of the several owners and proprietors of Mattatuck.