Occuish, Philip, Jr.

Philip Occuish, II, was the son of Philip and Sarah Occuish of the Niantic community in what was Lyme, Connecticut.  A landsman on Timothy Parker's frigate Oliver Cromwell in 1779, he was among those who were captured and confined on the prison ship Old Jersey.  Occuish was a landowner in East Lyme, having property that his father once owned.  He had lots 100 and 103 assigned to him at Brothertown in Oneida Country in 1799, and it is possible he removed there then.  Louis F. Middlebrook, History of Maritime Connecticut During the American Revolution, 1775-1783, Vol. 1 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1925), 123.  Danske Dandridge, American Prisoners of the Revolution (Charlottesville, VA: The Michie Company, 1911), 458.  Love, Samson Occom, 354.