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Captain Thomas Topping (1608 - December 1687) was a prominent early settler and government official in colonial Connecticut and Long Island. He was born in Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, and died in Branford, Connecticut. Topping participated in the establishment of Wethersfield, Connecticut and Milford, Connecticut. He is a named recipient of the 1662 Connecticut Charter from Charles II of England, with his last name spelled as "Tappen."
Topping served as magistrate at Southampton, New York from 1650 to 1656, 1659 to 1662, and in 1664. He was the Southampton representative at Hartford from 1651 to 1653, 1655 to 1656, and from 1659 to 1663. Topping was the Southampton delegate to the 1665 Hempstead Convention.
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