Person:Francis Griswold (1)

Francis Griswold
b.abt 1629 England
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
  • HFrancis Griswoldabt 1629 - 1671
  • WSarah Unknownest 1633 -
m. abt 1652
  1. Sarah Griswold1653 - 1692
  2. Joseph Griswold1655 - 1655
  3. Mary Griswold1656 - 1711
  4. Hannah Griswold1658 - 1687/88
  5. Deborah Griswold1661 - abt 1704
  6. Lydia Griswold1663 - 1664
  7. Captain Samuel Griswold1665 - 1740
  8. Margaret Griswold1668 -
  9. Lydia Griswold1671 - 1752
Facts and Events
Name Francis Griswold
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] abt 1629 England
Marriage abt 1652 Based on birth of eldest child 28 Mar 1653
to Sarah Unknown
Death[1][2] Oct 1671 Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

LIEUT. FRANCIS GRISWOLD, b. in England, 1629; d. October, 1671. William BACKUS and Lieut. Francis GRISWOLD were among the patentees of the town of Norwich. He is called “a man of capacity and enterprise.” Settled in Saybrook, 1655-1656, was “one of the first proprietors of Norwich, 1660, taking an active part in the affairs of the Plantation, and from 1661 inclusive to 1671, was a Deputy to the General Court. “Of the twenty-five founders of the Colony made in 1669, William BACKUS and Francis GRISWOLD were included. The first proprietors list of Norwich, November, 1659, included William BACKUS, William BACKUS, Jr., Francis GRISWOLD.” In 1682, Francis GRISWOLD with two others formed a Court of Commission; m. Mary TRACY, dau. of Thomas TRACY. (Col. Fam of America, Vol. 5., p. 293)

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660 : genealogical notes, 1560-1900, 104.
  2. Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848. (Hartford, Conn.: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913), 1:18.

    'Leiftenant ffrancis Griswold deceased in Octo An 1671'

  3. Jacobus, Donald Lines. Further Griswold Notes. The American Genealogist. (1964), 40:44.

    'The Salisburys [Family-Histories and Genealogies, by Edward Elbridge Salisbury and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury, 1892] correctly list Francis as older than George, and I suggest that he may have been born about 1629, two years before the first recorded child.'