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Deacon Edward Griswold

Male Bef 1607 - 1691  (> 83 years)


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  • Name Deacon Edward Griswold 
    Born Bef 26 Jul 1607  Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 26 Jul 1607  Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 1691  Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I1678  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BJS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 

    Father George Griswold,   b. Bef 6 Nov 1574, Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1620  (Age > 47 years) 
    Mother Dousabel Leigh,   d. Bef 28 Aug 1615, Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret,   b. Abt 1609,   d. 23 Aug 1670, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. George Griswold,   b. 19 May 1633, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1704, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Deacon John Griswold,   b. Jul 1652, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1717, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah 
    Married 1672 
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated to New England in about 1638 or 1639, as shown by various of his later depositions. He appears to have been associated with the Rev. Ephraim Huet, of Wroxhall, near Kenilworth in Warwickshire, who was persecuted for nonconformity in 1638 by Archbishop Laud and who was driven to emigrate in or about 1639, probably in company with Edward Griswold and quite possibly also in company with Joseph Loomis.

      "On August 17, 1639, the Reverend Huet, with a party that doubless included these two ancestors of ours, arrived at Windsor, Connecticut, where he became the first teacher in the church and colleague with its pastor." [Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, citation details below.]

      "A founder of Windsor, Conn.; later settled at Killingsworth, Conn.; was deputy Gen. court, justice, deacon; built 'Old Fort' at Springfield,Mass." [Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen]

      "According to [Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library] projections, the largest family in America today is the posterity of Robert White (b. ca. 1560) & Bridget Allgar, with a Mormon posterity of 430,000 and an American posterity of 29 million. The next five families are Edward Griswold and Margaret, Joseph Loomis and Mary White (daughter of Robert and Bridget above), Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, and Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, each with a Mormon posterity of 270,000 and an American posterity of 18 million." (Michel L. Call and Gary Boyd Roberts, "Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library Acquired by NEHGS," 1985.

  • Sources 
    1. [S212] The Slovak Yankee, by Martin Hollick.

    2. [S673] John G. Hunt, "Further Griswold Notes." The American Genealogist 41:100, 1965., year and place only.

    3. [S647] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, by Mary Walton Ferris. 1943., year only.

    4. [S647] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, by Mary Walton Ferris. 1943.

    5. [S658] The Griswold Family: England-America, by Glenn E. Griswold. Middleboro, Massachusetts: Griswold Family Association of America, 1935.