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George Denison

Male Abt 1653 - 1711  (~ 58 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  George Denison was born about 1653 in New London, New London, Connecticut (son of Capt. George Denison and Ann Borodell); died on 27 Dec 1711 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 16 Jul 1653, New London, New London, Connecticut

    George married Mercy Gorham about 1677 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of Capt. John Gorham and Desire Howland) was born on 20 Jan 1658 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 24 Sep 1725 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Denison was born on 11 Sep 1689 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 22 Nov 1749 in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Capt. George Denison was born before 10 Dec 1620 (son of William Denison and Margaret Chandler); died on 23 Oct 1694 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 10 Dec 1620, St. Michael, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated in 1631 with his parents and brothers. Settled at Roxbury, Massachusetts. Married Bridget Thompson, 1641. She died two years later, whereupon he returned to England to take up arms for Parliament. Was injured and (possibly) captured and escaped, a sequence of events that somehow resulted in him returning to Massachusetts in 1645 with a second wife, Ann Borodell. Removed to New London, 1651; served on the New London war committees in 1653 and 1654, when the Dutch threatened war. Removed to Stonington, 1654. Two decades later, we find him as captain of the New London County forces in King Philip's War, where he fought in and survived the Great Swamp Fight in Rhode Island, 19 Dec 1675. In 1676 he is "Provo-Marshall" of New London, pursuing remnants of the Narragansett and Wampanaug. He captured Chief Canonchet and worked with Pequot chiefs to "control the remnant of their tribe."

    "We would premise, that William Denison, came to Roxbury, Mass., in company with Rev. John Eliot, in 1631, bringing with him his wife and three sons, Daniel, Edward and George. The last named married in 1640, Bridget Thompson, supposed to have been a sister of Rev. William Thompson, of Braintree. His wife died in 1643. Mr. Denison visited his native country the same year, 'and engaged in the civil conflict with which the kingdom was convulsed.' On his return to this country, about two years afterwards, he brought with him his second wife, Ann, daughter of John Borrowdale, or Borrodel, of Cork, Ireland. Mr. D. emigrated to Connecticut as early as 1651, and in 1654 settled in what is now Stonington, to which the name of Southerton was given in 1658, when the territory was annexed to the County of Suffolk, Mass. He filled acceptably many offices of public trust, and was particularly distinguished as a leader in King Philip's war. He died at Hartford, Oct. 23d, 1694, during the session of the General Court, and was there buried. His age, according to the inscription on his grave stone, was 76." [Introduction to "Will of George Denison,--1693", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 13, 1859, p. 73.]

    "My Brother George buried his first Wife in the year 1643, went to England, was a soldier there about a year, was at the Battle of York or Marston Moor where he did good service, was afterward taken prisoner, but got free, and having married a second Wife, he returned to New England the year before our Mother died, and not long afterward removed himself to New London, near whereunto at Stonington he now liveth." ["Autobiography of Major-General Daniel Denison." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 46:127, April 1892.]

    Along with TNH ancestors William Chesebrough, Walter Palmer, and Thomas Stanton, he was one of the founders of Stonington, Connecticut.

    George married Ann Borodell about 1645 in England. Ann (daughter of John Borodell) was born about 1615; died on 26 Sep 1712 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Ann Borodell was born about 1615 (daughter of John Borodell); died on 26 Sep 1712 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Or Borodale, Borrowdale, etc.; sources vary. Same for her father. She is mentioned in the 2 Sep 1667 will of her brother "John Borrodale of London, gentleman," as "Anne Denison," one of his "loving sisters." (NEHGR 49:503)

    Children:
    1. Capt. William Denison died on 2 Mar 1715.
    2. Ann Denison was born on 20 May 1649 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died in 1694 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
    3. 1. George Denison was born about 1653 in New London, New London, Connecticut; died on 27 Dec 1711 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Denison was born before 3 Feb 1571 (son of John Denison and Agnes Wylley); died on 25 Jan 1654 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 3 Feb 1571, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
    • Alternate death: 25 Jan 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a maltster and a merchant. Emigrated 1631 on the Lyon, along with the Rev. John Eliot, later "apostle to the Indians," said to have been William Denison's children's tutor. With his son Edward, William Denison was among the supporters of Mrs. Hutchinson who were disarmed along with the Rev. John Wheelwright.

    William married Margaret Chandler on 7 Nov 1603 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Margaret (daughter of Tobias Chandler and Joan Momford) was born on 13 Oct 1577 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England; died on 3 Feb 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Margaret Chandler was born on 13 Oct 1577 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (daughter of Tobias Chandler and Joan Momford); died on 3 Feb 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Oct 1577, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England

    Children:
    1. Daniel Denison was born before 18 Oct 1612; died on 20 Sep 1682 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried on 22 Sep 1682 in Highland Cemetery, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. Edward Denison was born before 3 Nov 1616; died on 26 Apr 1668 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    3. 2. Capt. George Denison was born before 10 Dec 1620; died on 23 Oct 1694 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  John Borodell was born in in of Cork, Cork, Ireland.

    Notes:

    Also called Borodale.

    Children:
    1. 3. Ann Borodell was born about 1615; died on 26 Sep 1712 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Denison was born about 1540; died before 4 Dec 1582; was buried on 4 Dec 1582 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    "John Denison moved to Bishop's Stortford before 1566, for in that year he was 'collector for the poor' in Bishop's Stortford and in 1582 paid a tax in Stortford." [Spencer Miller, "Willie, Denison and Abbott Families", citation details below.]

    He was a tailor. He died of the plague.

    John married Agnes Wylley on 11 May 1561 in St. James Church, Thorley, Hertfordshire, England. Agnes (daughter of John Wylley and Joan Marshall) was born about 1544; died after 1613. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Agnes Wylley was born about 1544 (daughter of John Wylley and Joan Marshall); died after 1613.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1545, Thorley, Hertfordshire, England

    Children:
    1. 4. William Denison was born before 3 Feb 1571; died on 25 Jan 1654 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Tobias Chandler was born about 1551 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (son of Thomas Chandler and Joan Page); died before 24 Oct 1629 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England; was buried on 24 Oct 1629 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    He was a tanner and church warden at Stortford.

    Tobias married Joan Momford on 21 Sep 1574 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. Joan died before 29 Jun 1618; was buried on 29 Jun 1618 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Joan Momford died before 29 Jun 1618; was buried on 29 Jun 1618 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 5. Margaret Chandler was born on 13 Oct 1577 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England; died on 3 Feb 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.