Edward Griswold

Male 1607 - 1691


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  • Name  Edward Griswold 
    Born  Jul 1607  Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Aug 1691  Killingworth, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Aged 84 years.
    Notes 
    • Edward GRISWOLD arrived in Dorchester before 1635 and removed to Windsor, CT. He was an original settler of Windsor, CT, 1634 and later moved to Killingworth, CT.
      !Families of Early Guilford, CT:530
      Edward gave testimony 15 May 1684 that he came to New England in 1639 (hence born about 1607). He came to Connecticut at the time of the second visit of George Fenwick, when many other settlers came. He was an attorney for Mr. St. Nicholas, of Warwickshire, England, who had a house built for him at Windsor, and a tract of land at Poquonock to which he removed in 1649, when his house was the outpost of the colony.
      Edward was active in public affairs. In 1650 he helped build the fort at Springfield for Pyncheon. He was a deputy to the general court from Windsor in 1656, and every season but one afterward until the new charter was granted.
      He was a prominent settler of Homonosett, or West Saybrook, whither about 1663 he removed with his younger children. He deeded to his sons George and Joseph his Windsor property, reserving a small annuity. the settlement was organized as a town in 1667 and received the name Kenilworth, which became Killingworth, now Clinton, Connecticut. Edward was the first deputy from the town, magistrate and deputy for more than twenty years, 1662 to 1678-89, and was succeeded in office by his son John.
      The colonial records show Edward to have been an active and influential member of the legislature, accomplishing much good. He had the pleasure of meeting his own son Francis and brother Matthew in office, and there has bee scarcely a time since when the family has not been represented in the legislature of the province and state. He served frequently as commissioner. In 1678 he was on the committee to establish a Latin school at New London. He was deacon of the Killingworth church.
    Person ID  I22014  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2001 

    Father  George Griswold 
    Mother  Dousabel,   d. Aug 1615, Wootten Wawen, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1596  probably, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1545  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Margaret,   b. 1610, probably, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1670, Clinton, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Griswold, Lieut.,   b. 1629, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1671, Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Griswold,   b. 29 Jan 1631, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1631, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Griswold,   b. 1634, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1704, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Lydia Griswold,   b. 1635, probably, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1637, Windham, Windham Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Griswold,   b. 1638, probably, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1715, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Griswold,   b. 1639, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1642, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ann (Hannah) Griswold,   b. Bef 10 Jun 1642, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1714, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Griswold,   b. 05 Oct 1644, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1715, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Deborah Griswold,   b. Bef 28 Jun 1646, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1718, Killingworth, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Joseph Griswold,   b. Mar 1647, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1716, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Samuel Griswold,   b. Bef 18 Nov 1649, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1672, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. John Griswold,   b. Bef 01 Aug 1652, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1717, Clinton, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1522  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah Coit,   b. Abt 1631 
    Married  Abt 1672  Killingworth, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  10 Dec 2013 
    Family ID  F1544  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1607 - Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1628 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1672 - Killingworth, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1691 - Killingworth, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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