Thomas Chatfield, the first of this name on Long Island, came to East Hampton quite early. He had a brother Francis who settled in Guilford, CT, and another brother George, who settled in Killingworth. Thomas removed from Guilford to New Haven, where he married Ann d. of Rev. Francis Higginson, and thence to East Hampton.
Mr. John Chatfield of B.H. has an old parchment having thereon a picture of the arms of the family, probably brought to this country by his ancestor Thomas Chatfield above mentioned. The description of these arms in heraldic language is: Or, a griffin segreant sable, on a chief purpure three escallops argent. Crest: An heraldic antelope's head, erased, argent, attired and ducally gorged gules. Motto with coat of arms: Che sara sara.
1 Thomas d. before 1687 and had ch. 2 Anna b. 1649 (m. 1670, Josiah Stansborough), 3 Thomas b. 1652 and 4 John who had w. Mary, but whether ch. I know not. 3 Capt. Thomas d. Mch. 20, 1712, had s. 5 Thomas b. 1686.
5 Thomas (called Judge on the E.H. records) d. Jan. 12, 1754, m. May 26, 1707, Hannah Stratton b. June, 1687, and had ch. 6 Mary (who m. 1st Joseph King who d. 1732 and m. 2nd Francis Pelletreau Sept. 4, 1734, and he d. in London 1737 leaving one d. Hannah b. Nov. 12, 1735), 7 Anna b. Oct. 8, 1709, 8 Thomas b. Sept. 12, 1712, 9 John b. Mch. 8, 1716, and 10 Esther bap. 1720.
Source: The Early History of Southampton, L.I., New York, with Genealogies, by George Rogers Howell, M.A., published by Weed, Parsons and Company in 1887.)