Person:George Giddings (1)

  1. George Giddings1609 - 1676
m. 20 Feb 1634
  1. Thomas GiddingsABT 1636 -
  2. John Giddings1639 - ABT 1691
  3. James GiddingsABT 1640 -
  4. Samuel GiddingsABT 1641 -
  5. Mary GiddingsABT 1643 -
  6. Joseph Giddingsabt 1646-1650 - 1691
  7. Rebecca GiddingsEST 1648 -
  8. Abigail GiddingsEST 1650 -
Facts and Events
Name George Giddings
Gender Male
Christening[3][2] 24 Sep 1609 Clapham, Bedfordshire, England
Marriage 20 Feb 1634 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Englandto Jane Lawrence
Occupation? 1635 Husbandman
Other 1635 Ipswich, Essex County, MassachusettsMigration
with Jane Lawrence
Emigration? 2 Apr 1635 England to MassachusettsNew England aboard the Planter
Other[3] 07 SEP 1638 Freeman
Occupation? 12 times between 1641 and 1675 Ipswich, Essex, MADeputy to the General Court
Occupation? from 1661 to 1675 Ipswich, Essex, MASelectman
Death[3][4][2] 1 Jun 1676 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number H0GW-FW
Occupation? Ipswich, Essex, MARuling Elder of the Church


(from Great Migration)

On 27 Jun 1676, administration of the estate of George "Gettings" was granted to "Jane the relict." [EQC 6:168; EPR 3:63] On 26 Sept 1676, the estate was ordered delivered into the hands of the fives sons, Thomas, John, James, Samuell and Joseph Gittins, Thomas to have a double portion. The widow was to receive £25 per year and the right to live in the house. Their three sisters Rebecka, Abigaill and Mary were to be paid £50 each.

Additional documents specify that Thomas is the oldest son and that Mary married Samuel Peirce.

  1.   Giddings, Ralph Leander, and Crandall Bland Giddings. The Giddings family in North America: vol. 1, descendants of George and Jane of Ipswich: the first six generations. (Fort Collins, Colorado: Parkview Publishing, c1998), Pages 1-5, 16-17, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The English Origins of George Giddings of Ipswich, Massachusetts, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), Volume 135, Pages 274-286, 1981.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Giddings, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Birth: Baptized Clapham, Bedfordshire, 24 Sep 1609, son of John Giddings and his wife Joan Purrier [NEHGR 135:282-83]. Consisted with ages on passenger list and 1667 deposition. Death: Ipswich 1 Jun 1676.

  4. 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), 2:249.

    [Giddings] "GEORGE, Ipswich, came in the Planter 1635, aged 25, with w. Jane, d. of John Tuttle, 20, freem. 7 Sept. 1638, rep. 1641, and 8 yrs. more; had Thomas, John, James, Samuel, Joseph, and Mary, wh. m. Samuel Pearce, or Pierce; and he d. 1 June 1676, leav. good est. His w. outliv. him. Often it is spelt Gittings. He had a lawsuit on a very gr. question, of wh. Hutch. Coll. 287, gives full and interest. report."

The Planter (1635)
Part of the Great Migration. This was the Planter's second voyage to New England under Nicholas Trerise.
Sailed: April 1635 from London, England under Mr. Nicol. Trarice (Nicholas Trerise)
Arrived: 7 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

Passengers: Francis Bushnell family - Nicholas Davis (servants James Hayward, Judith Phippen) - William Fellows - George & Jane Giddings (servant Thomas Carter, Michael Williamson)- Richard Haffield family - Job Hawkins - Francis Newcomb family - Thomas Olney family - Francis Peabody - Thomas Savage - Thomas Stansley - John Tuttle family (servant Nathan Haford) - Richard Tuttell family & mother Isabel - Willm. Tuttell family - Wm Wilcockson family - (among others)
Resources: Primary Sources: Passenger list from Totten Founders of New England, NEHGR 14:302