Inscription: THE HON'BLE THOMAS FITCH ESQR Gov'r of the Colony of Connecticut Emminent, and distinguished among mortals, For great abilities, large aquirements and a virtuous character; a clear, strong, sedate mind; an accurate, extensive acquaintance with Law and civil Government; a happy Talent of presiding; close application and strict fidelity in the discharge of important Trusts; no less than, for his employments, by the voice of the people, in the chief offices of State, and at the Head of the Colony. Having served his generation by the Will of God fell asleep July 18th, Add Domini, 1774 in the 75th Year of his age.
Note:(Governor Thos Fitch was the son of Thomas. He married Sept. 4, 1724, Hannah Hall of New Haven the eldest dau of Richard and Hannah (Miles) Hall. The Hon'ble Thomas was the Governor's assistant 1734-35 and from 2740 to 1754 when he was elected Governor, May, the same year and remained as such to May 1763 when he came back to Norwalk to live and probably died, at what is now known as the old Fitch place, on East Ave., a little south of opposite the East entrance to the road leading to Oyester Shell Point. A Large Elm Tree is seen in front of the house as a landmark undisturbed to his memory.
Note: The New England Thruway acquired this site and the home stood just east of the bridge, and at that level, which crosses the thruway.)