Mortimer, Philip, 1710 - 1794

Philip Mortimer was born in Ireland and settled in Middletown, Connecticut where he became a wealthy rope maker, taking advantage of the city’s budding shipbuilding industry.  He was commissioned captain of Connecticut’s Sixth Regiment (1759).  In 1756, Mortimer was among the Middletown selectmen who petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for recovery of the money paid to support the elderly Wangunk sachem, Cushoy.  Denis R. Caron, A Century in Captivity: The Life and Trials of Prince Mortimer, a Slave (Durham, N.H.: University of New Hampshire Press, 2006).

c. 1710
March 1794

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