Margaret1,2

(circa 1610 - 23 August 1670)

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Relationship10th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
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Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildMargaret was born circa 1610, in Northamptonshire, England.3
BrideMargaret married Edward Griswold, son of George Griswold, circa 1629 in England.4,5,6
DeceasedShe died on 23 August 1670 in Killingworth (Clinton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.7,8

Children with Edward Griswold:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1639, Margaret Griswold and Edward Griswold arrived in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut Colony, New England, with their children Francis, George, Sarah and Lydia. They, and Edward's brother Matthew, emigrated from the family home in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, and probably arrived in New England with the group led by the Puritan minister Rev. Ephraim Huet who settled in Windsor that year. Matthew had removed to Saybrook by 1649 while Edward, who was accompanied by his wife Margaret and their four eldest children (daughter Sarah b. 1631 had died before the family emigrated), remained in Windsor until at least 1662.9,10,11

Sources - Citations

  1. Many researchers have proposed that Margaret, the wife of the immigrant Edward Griswold was from the Blencow family of Marston St. Lawrence, Northamptonshire. Closer examination of the records upon which those researchers had relied prove that the Margaret Blencow of that family had married one Edward Greswould of Cubbington by 1618... when immigrant Edward Griswold was under 12 years of age. Margaret Blencow and her husband both died in the year 1633 in Cubbington.
         The surname of Margaret who married the immigrant Edward Griswold is unknown at present.
  2. [S773] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Further Griswold Notes", The American Genealogist vol. 40, ppg 44-46 (1964): proves Margaret Blencow cannot be the wife of this Edward Griswold... but does not disagree with "Margaret" being the name of Edward's first wife.
  3. [S773] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Further Griswold Notes", proves Margaret Blencow cannot be the wife of this Edward Griswold... but does not disagree with a "Margaret" being the name of Edward's first wife.
  4. [S773] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Further Griswold Notes", proves Margaret Blencow cannot be the wife of this Edward Griswold...
  5. [S278] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich Connecticut: From its possession by the Indians to the year 1866 (Hartford: The Author, 1866), pgs. 176/7 confirm that Edward's wife was named Margaret and that they had a son Francis.
  6. [S774] Donald Lines Jacobus, The Waterman Family, Vol. I of 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Edgar F. Waterman, 1939). ppg. 665 - 671, confirms wife's name is Margaret.
  7. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Compiler, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002).
  8. [S774] Donald Lines Jacobus, The Waterman Family, pg. 665.
  9. [S774] Donald Lines Jacobus, The Waterman Family.
  10. [S278] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of Norwich Connecticut, pgs. 176/7 implies immigrated before 1640.
  11. [S192] P. William Filby, Editor, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2012). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010., Place: New England; Year: 1639.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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