Place: Fishers Island

Founding Name
Vissers Eyland

This is a small island that was originally occupied by Indigenous people.

Chosen Name
Fishers Island
Full Name
Vissers Eyland
Founding Date (text)
End Date (text)
Date of Establishment (text)
The first white settlement of Long Island, however was not made until 1636...
Jurisdiction Type
unchartered area
Nieuw Nederlandt
Boundary Events
Name at the time Change Start Date End Date Boundary Event
Vissers Eyland Fishers Island (Vissers Eyland) under nominal control of Nieuw Nederlandt 1639-03-10 1640-10-07 Fishers Island_Vissers Eyland_1639-03-10_1640-10-07
Fishers Island Grant to John Winthrop Jr. 1640-10-07 1641-04-09 Fishers Island_Fishers Island_1640-10-07_1641-04-09
Fishers Island Grant to John Winthrop Jr. confirmed 1641-04-09 1650-09-15 Fishers Island_Fishers Island_1641-04-09_1650-09-15
Fishers Island Claimed by Connecticut by Treaty of Hartford 1650-09-15 1662-04-23 Fishers Island_Fishers Island_1650-09-15_1662-04-23
Fishers Island Claimed by Connecticut by royal charter. 1662-04-23 1664-03-12 Fishers Island_Fishers Island_1662-04-23_1664-03-12
Fishers Island Assigned to Yorkshire shire 1664-03-12 1683-11-01 Fishers Island_Fishers Island_1664-03-12_1683-11-01
Fishers Island Assigned to Suffolk County 1683-11-01 1789-04-01 Fishers Island_Fishers Island_1683-11-01_1789-04-01
Source Images

History of Long Island, Vol. 1, Ross, Chap. IV p. 45