Person:Matthew Griswold (3)

m. abt 1616
  1. Matthew Griswoldest 1621 - 1698
  2. Thomas Greswoldabt 1622 - 1699
  • HMatthew Griswoldest 1621 - 1698
  • WAnne Wolcottest 1624 - bef 1701
m. 16 Oct 1646
  1. Elizabeth Griswoldest 1648 - 1727
  2. Anna Griswoldest 1651 - 1721
  3. Matthew Griswold, Jr1653 - 1716
  4. Sarah Griswoldabt 1656 - 1690
  5. John Griswold1668 -
Facts and Events
Name Matthew Griswold
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] est 1621 Kenilworth, Warwickshire, EnglandEstimate based on date of marriage.
Marriage 16 Oct 1646 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Anne Wolcott
Death[2][6][7] 21 Sep 1698 Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

LYME RECORDS (Burr): first mention of Griswold is pa 1, second entry, 3 Aug 1667: 'Mr Matthew Grisell defend the Same and furder to doe in defense thereof according to ther last descieson....' [ref a lawsuit by New London. 55+ addlref's... served Lyme in many capacities from the very start of that town.]

References
  1. 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), 2:317.

    GRISWOLD, MATTHEW, Saybrook, younger br[other]. of Edward, and perhaps of first Francis, came from Warwicksh[ire]. Kenilworth being his native place, and possib[ly]. with Rev. Ephraim Huit, m[arried]. Ann, d[aughter]. of first Henry Wolcott, had two s[ons]. and three d[aughter]s. but the dates of b[irth]. are unkn[own]. except that Matthew, perhaps not the eldest, was b[orn]. 1653; was rep[resentative]. of S[aybrook]. often, and of Lyme after the div[ision]. of the old town; call[ed]. hims[elf]. 66 yrs. old in 1684, and d[ied]. Jan. 1699; his wid[ow]. then 79. His s[on]. John d[ied]. young; the d[aughter]s. all m[arried]. Elizabeth 17 Oct. 1670 to John Rogers of New London, the found[er]. of the sect of Rogerenes; and being 12 Oct. 1676 divorc[ed]. from him m[arried]. 5 Aug. 1679, Peter Pratt, wh[o]. d[ied]. 1688, and she had in 1694, third h[usband]. Matthew Beckwith, and bore ch[ildren]. to ea[ch], and d[ied]. July 1727; Ann m[arried]. 2 Sept. 1674, Abraham Brunson of Farmington; and Sarah m[arried]. capt[ain]. Thomas Colton of Springfield.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Griswold, Glenn E. The Griswold family, England-America. (Middleboro, MA: Griswold Family Association of America, 1935), 121-22.

    Matthew died at his home Sept. 27, 1698.

  3.   French, Esther Griswold; Robert Lewis French; and Glenn E Griswold. The Griswold family: the first five generations in America. (Wethersfield, Connecticut: Griswold Family Association, c1990), p. 185-7 .

    "Old Lyme first settled as East Saybrook, ans Matthew was the pioneer and first settler".. "Family estate called Blackhall"

  4.   THE WOLCOTT GEN, p. 32.

    ' a lawyer and was trained as a mason'

  5.   #111, 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), pages 58-61.
  6. His death is not recorded in any published Connecticut vital records. The Griswold Genealogy states that he died "at his home". Since he had removed to Saybrook/Lyme and his probate was at New London, it is most likely that he died in what was then the Town of Lyme.
  7. Neither "Old Saybrook" nor "Old Lyme" (1855) were established until the mid-1800s. Both were simply Saybrook or Lyme until then.
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