Person:Edward Griswold (8)

m. abt 1606
  1. Edward Griswold1607 - 1691
m. abt 1628
  1. Francis Griswoldabt 1629 - 1671
  2. Sarah Griswold1631 - 1715
  3. George Griswold1633 - 1704
  4. John Griswold1635/6 - 1642
  5. Lydia Griswold1637 - 1637
  6. Ann Griswold1642 - 1714
  7. Mary Griswold1644 - aft 1716/17
  8. Deborah Griswold1646 - 1717/8
  9. Joseph Griswold1647/8 - 1716
  10. Samuel Griswold1649 - 1672
  11. Deacon John Griswold1652 - 1717
m. bef 25 Dec 1672
Facts and Events
Name Edward Griswold
Gender Male
Christening[1][4][5] 26 Jul 1607 Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England
Marriage abt 1628 Englandto Margaret Unknown
Marriage bef 25 Dec 1672 to Sarah Diamond
Death[3][6] 30 Aug 1691 Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States(now Clinton)
Burial[6] Clinton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United StatesIndian River Cemetery

Origins

The origin of Edward Griswold was discovered and documented by Genevieve Tylee Kiepura in the 1963 TAG article Griswold Ancestry in England, and presented again in the Griswold Family Association of America's 1999 publication, The Griswold Family: 12 Generations in England. The research found that Edward was the son of George Griswold by his first wife Dousabel (probably Leigh). See the Griswold Family publication for an explanation of Edward's relatedness to other colonial New England Griswolds.

Life in New England

Came with Rev. Mr. HUIT from England; was in Windsor 1639; removed to Killingworth, Connecticut, called then "Kenilworth," presumably in honor of his native place. Windsor granted him twenty-nine acres, bound south and east by the brook, east by river and Indian Reservation (Indian Neck). He removed with the first settlers to Hamonoscett; George and Joseph had the homestead. In 1674, he was granted two hundred acres of land at the north end of Lyme.

Very active in the early community, serving as:

  • first deacon of the church
  • first delegate to the General Court
  • Justice of the Peace in Windsor
  • Deputy from Windsor 1658-1662
  • enrolled as Deputy in 1667
  • Deputy for Killingworth in 1678
  • nominated for assistant and as commissioner
  • representative of Killingworth in every court 1678-1689 (during which he was repeatedly made Commissioner)
  • committee of the County Court to see what could be done toward a Latin school at New London for the County New London (1678)

Additional Sources

  1. "Public Records of Connecticut," 1678-1689, p 293
  2. 1640 Town Records at Windsor: recorded in the list of “First Settlers of Windsor, five years after their removal from Dorchester.” (NEHGR 5:365) [The list includes people who arrived after 1635, such as those who came with Huit in 1639]
References
  1. Nash, Elizabeth Todd. Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660: genealogical notes, 1560-1900, by their lineal descendant. (New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1902), 103.

    born 1607

  2.   MacKenzie, George N. Colonial families of the United States of America: in which is given the history, genealogy and armorial bearings of colonial families who settled in the American colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1912; 1966; 1995), Volume 5.
  3. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:316.

    EDWARD, Windsor, b. at Kenilworth, in Warwicksh. 1607, as tradit. says, came, it is always said, with Rev. Ephraim Huit, tho. it is certain. wrong, for his s. George testif. that he was b. 1638, and in his youthful yrs. "with his f. and uncle Matthew at Kenilworth, Eng. Bef. com. to W. he had Francis, George, John, and Sarah, prob. all b. in Eng. and he had at Windsor, Ann, bapt. 19 June 1642, in wh. yr. John d. there; Mary, b. 5, bapt. 13 Oct. 1644; Deborah, bapt. 28 June 1646; Joseph, b. 12 Mar. 1648; Samuel, bapt. 18 Nov. 1649; John, again, 1 Aug. 1652; and prob. Edward; all by w. Margaret, wh. d. 23 Aug. 1670; rem. a. 1664 to Killingworth, so named acc. the com. pronunciat. of his native place. He m. 1673, Sarah, wid. of James Bemis of New London; was rep. 1658-61 for W. and often for K. His s. Francis, and br. Matthew, as well as hims. were reps. in one Court. His s. Samuel d. 1673, and he d. 1691. Sarah m. 10 Nov. 1650, Samuel Phelps; and next, 21 July 1670, Nathaniel Pinney; Mary m. 19 May 1661, Timothy Phelps; and Deborah m. 13 Nov. 1662, Samuel Buell.

  4. #110, in French, Robert L.; Esther G. French; and Coralee (editor) Griswold. The Greswold Family: 12 generations in England. (Wethersfield, CT: Griswold Family Association of America, 1999), page 54.

    'Edward GRISWOLD ... was christened 26 Jul 1607 in Wooton Wawen. Warwickshire, England.'

  5. Kiepura, Genevieve Tylee. Griswold Ancestry in England. The American Genealogist. (1963), 39:177.

    'WOOTEN WAWEN: "We also examined the parish register of Wooten Wawen (a chapelry of Henley) which has the baptism of EDWARD, SON OF GEORGE GRISWOLD, 26 JULY 1607. ..." '

  6. 6.0 6.1 #110, in French, Robert L.; Esther G. French; and Coralee (editor) Griswold. The Greswold Family: 12 generations in England. (Wethersfield, CT: Griswold Family Association of America, 1999), page 54.

    '... but Edward did not die until 30 Aug 1691, In Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, at the age of 84, and was buried in the Indian River Cemetery in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.'

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield