Facts and Events
Sylvester and Sarah sailed on the Martin in 1638 with their children Richard and Sarah. Sylvester died on board, and his will and the associated court records provide the only information regarding the passengers on that ship.
The line of Silvester, the emigrant plainly appears. He was son of Silvester, deceased, and nephew, not son, of Richard of Dundridge. Silvester, the emigrant, married Sarah Bryan, probably sister or other near relative of Alexander Bryan (son of Thomas Bryan of Aylesbury), the first of Milford, whose wife Ann is mentioned in the will. Silvester and Sarah had children baptized in Aston Clinton as follows: Sarah, April 22, 1621; Richard, Aug. 25, 1622; Mary, Feb. 28 1623; Mary again, Feb. 19, 1625; Martha, April 20, 1628; Samuel, Jan. 1, 1632, buried next 4th of June; Elizabeth, Jan. 25, 1633, buried Jan. 31, 1633. They also had John and Ruth, no doubt younger; all living children seem to have come hither and settled in Milford, Conn. John was afterward of Stonington, and was probably born 1634 or 1635.
Notes on the Ancestry of Sylvester Baldwin by Charles C. Baldwin, A.M.