Edward Griffin, Sr.

Male Abt 1602 - Aft 1698


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  • Name  Edward Griffin, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1602  Walton, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 1698  Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward seems to have lived a rather long life. He was 33 when he came to Virginia in 1635 and he was still alive in 1698 according to the following census extract:

      An exact list of all ye inhabitants names within ye towne of fflushing & p'cincts of old & young freemen & servants white & Black. Ec. 1698.

      GREFFEIN, Edward Se & Mary his wife, Deborah Negro: Jack
      GREFFIN, Edward Ju & Deborah his wife, Edward, Mary
      GREFFIN, Rich'd & Susan his wife, Sam'll, Sarah, Richard.
    Notes 
    • Edward had been in the King's service, was convicted as the record states while in the line of his duty of justifiable manslaughter, and at once granted pardon by the King, January 7, 1625. Afterwards he was a trusted servant and financial agent for Lady Wake (Wakefield?), in 1633. A documented source shows that Edward b. 1602 was in Yorkshire, England in 1632. About that time Edward was probably enticed by the favorable "hand bills" being posted illustrating great opportunities in the Virginia Colonies of America.

      According to research done by John Griffin, Edward Sr. was the emigrant. on October 24, 1635 he left London in the ship Abraham, bound for the New World (Virginia). (See LISTS OF EMIGRANTS TO AMERICA 1600-1700; Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 111 , page 147 and 514; also Vol IV, page 662, and Vol V, page 764.

      GRIFFIN or GRIFFING, EDWARD, of N. A. and Flh. He appears to have emigrated as a servant of Capt. Clever or Clebers of Va., and was claimed Aug. 27, 1640, by the Gov. of Maryland as a runaway, as per p. 73 of Cal. of Dutch Man. Feb. 28, 1653, he bought of "Gerrit Bricker" 25 morgens of land in Flh. This land he sold July 28, 1653, to "Bartel Loot and Peter Loot" (Lott), describing it as "on the west side of the road near the Flat bush, next the ministers land No 9, as conveyed to the grantor by Gerrit Strycker:" the above "Bricker" should be "Strycker." See pp. 377 and 378 of Cal. of His. Dutch Man. He appears also to have owned land in Gd, selling Apl. 5, 1661, to Richard Stout plantation-lot No. 26 in said town, as per Gd rec. Dec. 14, 1678, he sailed for England in the ship Blossom, and afterwards returned. There was an Edward Griffen, capt. of the ship Barbadoes Merchant, in 1679, and an Edward Griffen, owning 30 A. and 3 slaves of the parish of St Andrews in Barbadoes, in 1680, as per Hotten's Emigrants. In 1686 he made an application in behalf of his s. John Griffin relating to the common lands of Flushing, as per p. 157 of Vol. II. of Land Papers. For John Griffin's children see p. 96 of Vol. IV. of Gen. Rec. Made his mark to documents.
      !Register of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island New York

      The History of Grimsby states that Edward Griffin settled at the mouth of the Susquehanna River. Edward and John were employed by Capt. William Claiborne, Secretary of Virginia Colony. In June 1638 armed emissaries of Lord Baltimore attacked this post, seized the islands of Kent and Palmer in Chesapeake Bay and killed three of its defenders. Capt. Claiborne's Virginia traders, with Indians fled from there in ships. John Griffin went to New Haven Colony. Edward Griffin was captured on Palmer's Island and was taken to Maryland, from whence he escaped to the Dutch Colony at New Amsterdam. In 1640 he was set at liberty, and for a time lived in Gravesend, L.I., but finally moved to Flushing. His descendants in the third generation became pioneers in Westchester and Dutchess Counties in New York State.
      !NYGBY 49:23
    Person ID  I25481  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2002 

    Father  John Pengruffwnd,   b. Abt 1550, Walton, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne Langford,   b. Abt 1570 
    Married  Abt 1580  probably, Walton, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2050  Group Sheet

    Family  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  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Deborah Griffin
     2. Richard Griffin, Sr.,   b. Abt 1655, Flushing, New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 05 Feb 1723, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edward Griffin,   b. Abt 1660
     4. John Griffin,   b. Abt 1660, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1742, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Bridget Griffin,   b. Est 1668
     6. Griffin,   b. Est 1670
    Family ID  F2047  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1602 - Walton, Pembrokeshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1655 - probably, Flushing, New Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1698 - Flushing, Queens Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S96] NYG&BR, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

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

    3. [S241] Griffin, Paul, Researcher.


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