Richard Griffin, Sr.

Male Abt 1655 - Bef 1723


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  • Name  Richard Griffin, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1655  Flushing, New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Will  27 Dec 1722  Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • I, Richard Griffin of Flushing, being weak of body but of good understanding. I leave to my oldest son, Samuel Griffin, 30 pounds, "to be paid to him next third month." I leave to my son Joshua, 20 pounds, when he comes out of his apprenticeship. I leave to my dear and loving wife Susannah, all my houses, lands, orchards, and meadows, and all the rest of my personal estate to dispose of as she shall think best, for the bringing up of my children, with full power to sell. But if she remarries then she shall have one third. The other two thirds of my estate to be divided into twelve parts, and my daughters Deborah and Mary shall have one part between them. The other eleven parts are to be given to my other eleven children, viz., Samuel, Joshua, Jonathan, Edward, Obadiah, James, Joseph, Gilbert, Isiah, Sarah, and Miriam. I make my wife Susannah executor.
    Died  Bef 05 Feb 1723  Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate  05 Feb 1723  Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Richard appears to have spent his life at Flushing, Long Island, and accumulated considerable property, as well as a family of fourteen children.

      Nearly all this family, like their father and grandfather, were members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. They became pioneers in the then settled parts of New York.
    Person ID  I25479  Bryant
    Last Modified  29 Sep 2002 

    Father  Edward Griffin, Sr.,   b. Abt 1602, Walton, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary,   b. Abt 1630, probably, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1700, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1655  probably, Flushing, New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID  F2047  Group Sheet

    Family  Susanna Hoyt,   b. Abt 1676, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1760, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1691  Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Samuel Griffin,   b. Abt 1696, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Griffin,   b. Bef 1698, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Richard Griffin,   b. Abt 1698, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1722
     4. Joshua Griffin,   b. Abt 1700, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Griffin,   b. Aft 1700, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Deborah Griffin,   b. Aft 1700, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Miriam Griffin,   b. Aft 1700, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jonathan Griffin,   b. 31 May 1708, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1786, Scarsdale, Westchester Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Edward Griffin,   b. 1709, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Obadiah Griffin,   b. Abt 1712, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. James Griffin,   b. Abt 1714, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Joseph Griffin,   b. Abt 1716, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Dec 1784, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Gilbert Griffin,   b. Abt 1718, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Isaiah Griffin,   b. 1721, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2046  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1655 - Flushing, New Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1691 - Flushing, Queens Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 27 Dec 1722 - Flushing, Queens Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 05 Feb 1723 - Flushing, Queens Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 05 Feb 1723 - Flushing, Queens Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S241] Griffin, Paul, Researcher.

    2. [S111] Todhunter, Griffins and Haight, Todhunter, Doreen, (Canadian Genealogist Volume 1, No.4: 213-221, 1979).

    3. [S267] Griffin, Pioneer Family, Griffin, Justus A., (The Griffin & Richmond Co., Hamilton, Ontario, 1924), p.21.

    4. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p.325.

    5. [S90] Haight-Noble, Fam. Group Sheet, Linser, Jan, (P.O. Box 521, Cohasset, MN 55721, 10 May 1997).

    6. [S329] Gen. & Bio. Directory of New Netherlands, Compiler: Riker, David M., (Author, 442 Woodcrest Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, December 1999), 645.


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