From The history and descendants of John and Sarah (Backus) Reynolds..:
"When Norwich was settled in the spring of 1660, John [Reynolds] was assigned land next to his 'kinsman,' Ensign Thomas Leffingwell, in the southeastern part of Norwich. There are several varying descriptions of his land which we quote":
"JOHN REYNOLDS: Southeast of Thomas Bliss, six acres, bounded South by the highway to the old landing-place; i. e., Mill Lane; bounded by the River on the North..." .
Another description reads:
"JOHN REYNOLDS: Four and a quarter acres abutting east on the highway to the Landing-place;...West on the land of Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell...abutting south on the land of William Hyde*... ." *William Hyde was also an ancestor of mine.
The third record runs:
"JOHN REYNOLDS:...The land known years ago as Lewis' farm had been owned by the Reynolds family from 1659 to 1815."