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Military Equipment of Windsor


These entries, from Henry Stiles' Ancient Windsor, Connecticut Vol I (history) page 184, describe military equipment made for fighting the Indians in 1667. They mention Ebenezer Dibble making half pikes, and receiving a dragoon's pouch from Thomas Dibble. Since Thomas Dibble also has one of his pouches, this seems more likely to be Thomas Dibble junior, son of Thomas Dibble senior, rather than Thomas senior himself. Thomas junior would be about 20 years old at this point. Thomas senior would be in his fifties.

See Discussion on money for an explanation of £,s,d.


From Henry Stiles' Ancient Windsor, Connecticut Vol I (history) page 184:

[1667] Jul 3d. "Those of the dragoons that have received pouches of Thomas Dibble, which he got made, and is to be paid by the town.

Deacon Moore, one for his man.
Anthony Hoskins, one.
Ebenezer Dibble, one.
Nicholas Senchion, one.
Henry Stiles, one.

Michael Humphry, one.
Josias Hull, one.
Thomas Soughton, one.
Thomas Dibble, one.

These 9 [Thomas] Dibble delivered, and he delivered 7 more, which make up 16 - which comes to 40s. John Rockwell had one of the old ones; he has received this again."

[1668] March 11th. "In preparation for a towen rate for this year past, to gather up what debts the town must pay.

First to begin with wolves killed.
The whole amount for Wolves was, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £22,08s00d
Mr. Wolcott, for seven [ ] cartridges, demands, . . . . . 1,15,00.
Thomas Dibble, for making soldier pouches, . . . . . . . 2,01,00.
Stephen Taylor, for barrel of Tar for [the ferry] boat, . . 15,00.
William Thrall, for 3 loads of Wood for Hopewell, . . . 9,00.
Walter Gaylord, for beating the drum and new cord, . . 1,1,00.
Ebenezer Dibble, for his part to make half pikes, . . 15,00.
4 Lister's Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,00.
4 Townsmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,08.
House and fire, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,02.
3 Townsmen dining with the Magistrates, . . . . . . . . . 3,00.
Deacon Moore, his part making 36 pikes . . . . . . . . 15,00.
Thos. Burnham for making 36 Heads for pikes . . . . 5,10,00.
Tahan Grant, for some Smith work, . . . . . . . . . .
mending the ferry chain and some nails,
and hinges for town house,and nails for pike rods,
4,06.

Thomas Dibble made 16 pouches, for a total of 40 shillings, which comes to 2 shillings and sixpence each, or half a crown. Forty shillings is £2 (two pounds) but he seems to have been paid two pounds, one shilling.