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Henry Glover

Male - 1689

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  • Name Henry Glover  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Death 2 Sep 1689  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I17530  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AW, Ancestor of BJS
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2024 

    Family Helena   d. 1 Mar 1698, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bef 1641  [4
    +1. Mercy Glover,   b. Bef 16 Aug 1643
    +2. Hannah Glover,   b. Bef 26 May 1646, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Jun 1722, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 76 years)
    Family ID F10744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
    • He first appears in 1641 in the records of New Haven. He is frequently identified with the "Henery Glover", aged 24, who was enrolled on 30 Apr 1634 as a passenger for New England on the Elizabeth, but this seems unlikely.

      From the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, July 1942, p. 162:

      Henry Glover = Helena
      Mercy Glover = Maj. Moses Mansfield
      Abigail Mansfield = John Atwater
      Abigail Atwater = Thomas Hall
      Thomas Hall = Lydia Curtis
      Ambrose Hall = Mehitable Beach
      Ambrose Hall = Clarissa Willcox
      Clarissa Hall = Leonard W. Jerome
      Jennie Jerome = Randolph Churchill
      Winston Churchill

      From Reverend John Beach and John Sanford and Their Descendants by Rebecca Donaldson Beach (1898):

      The first records of our branch of this family open at once on an interesting early controversy and an intimate connection with some of New Haven's most notable colonists, Henry Glover, who was at once supporter and critic of the governmental system, and prominent in the growing business interests of the town. Dr. Bacon, in his "Historical Discourses," writes: "Concerning Henry Glover's seeking reconciliation with the Church, for the scandalous evils for which he was cast out, and the Church's receiving of him again, the 11th day of the 6th month 1644. Henry Glover having acquainted the elders with his desire of being reconciled e/c e/c," a long and intricately worded setting forth follows, the gist of which being that his case is brought before the elders, and the next Lord's day he is appointed to speak before them. After morning service, the ruling elder rose and desired the rest of the elders would remain; this being done, the door was closed and the matter brought forward, and Henry Glover, who still stood without, was invited in to plead his cause; he "acknowledged the several facts for which he was cast out, and the rules he had broken, and showed also how many temptations he had been exercised with from Satan since he was cast out,...and also expressed his earnest desire of being reconciled to the Church." So they conferred together as to whether his repentence was genuine and how he had borne himself, and neighbors were asked to testify. Goodman Chapman "spoke something tending to clear him," but no one accused him; however, they decided to wait over another week and see that everything was as it should be. The wisdom of this hesitation may be evidenced by the manner of its reception by the impatient sinner, for the report goes on to say: "Henry Glover, standing up by a pillar, went hastily down, when he saw it was deferred till the next Lord's day, and he let some words fall which had the appearance of discontent." However, he again apologized, and was finally received in full, an address, a long prayer, and the following absolution pronounced by the pastor, Mr. Davenport: "Henry Glover, I do in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by power delegated from Jesus Christ to his Church, pronounce thee absolved and set free from the sentence of excommunication under which thou hast stood bound, and do restore thee to the liberties and privileges of this Church which thou formerly did'st enjoy." Dr. Bacon says: "I know not where to look for a more copious illustration of the duties performed by the ruling elder in the primitive New England churches." Doubtless it would now call a smile could we discover the catalogue of sins for which Mr. Glover was forced to make so complete a humiliation.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2040] The Ashley Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of Robert Ashley of Springfield, Massachusetts by Francis Bacon Trowbridge. New Haven, 1896.

    2. [S7376] The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1636-1638 by Ian Watson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2024.

    3. [S185] Families of Ancient New Haven, originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vols. I-VIII, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932.

    4. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.