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Mary Gaylord

Female 1649 - Aft 1716  (> 68 years)


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  • Name Mary Gaylord 
    Born 1649  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1716  of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2060  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2013 

    Family Joseph Griswold,   b. 12 Mar 1647/1648, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1716, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 14 Jul 1670  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 346-353:
      "Joseph, b. and bp. 12 Mar 1647. - O.C.R. - m. Mary (dau. of Samuel) Gaylord, 14 Jul 1670 (O.C.R.); res. W.; d 14 Nov 1716; will dated 6 Sep 1716 (Htfd. co. Prob.); his wife contrib. (the only G. that did so) to Conn. Fund for Relief of Poor of other Colonies, 1676, the sum of 2s. 6d. - O.R."

      2. From the book "The Griswold Family: England-America," by Glenn E. Griswold, 1935, vols. 2 and 3, pps. 13-34:
      "Joseph, b. Windsor, Conn.., bp. Mar. 22, 1647 (Edward); m. in Windsor, July 14, 1670, Mary Gaylord, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth, b. 1649. Dea. William Gaylord, founder of the family, one of the first settlers, and one of the first deacons of the Dorchester, Mass. church. Removed to Windsor 1638. Speedily became prominent and a valuable citizen. Deacon William, 2nd, was also much respected.
      The estate of Samuel Gaylord mentions Joseph Griswold and his wife Mary."

      3. The book "The Winthrop Fleet of 1630," by Banks, p. 102:
      "The 'Mary and John' made a good passage and arrived at Nantasket May 30 without casualty. These 140 passengers are generally known as the Dorchester Company, from the place chosen for their settlement, and as they remained a distinct body of colonists, and there are contemporary records to identify most of them, it has been possible to compile a tentative list of those who came on this pioneer ship. Five years later a great majority of them removed to Windsor, Connecticut, under the leadership of Warham.
      The following list shows the names of heads of family and the number in each family sailing in this ship. It gives the county of origin and the place of settlement after arrival, with other notes of identification. The list shows that fifteen came from Somerset, fifteen from Dorset, six from Devon and three are of undetermined origin. The total number thus listed makes 134 out of 140 who came over.
      [List includes:] William Gaylord (4). Somerset. Juror 1630. Freeman 18 may 1631 (Mass. Colonial Records, 1:367). Deacon of church. Removed to Windsor ('History of Dorchester, Mass.,' by Blake; 'History of Windsor, CT,' by Stiles)."

      4. The book "The Griswold Family, the First Five Generations in America," comp. and ed. by Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, May 1990, printed by The Griswold Family Association, 116 Garden St., Wethersfield, CT, 06109, pages 6-24. The authors note that their book updates Vol. II, "The Griswold Family England - America," which was published 50 years ago:
      "Joseph (son of Edward), bp. Windsor, Conn. 22 Mar 1647/8; married in Windsor 14 Jul 1670 Mary Gaylord b. 1649, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hull) Gaylord.
      Deacon William Gaylord, father of Samuel, was one of the first settlers and one of the first deacons of the Dorchester, Mass. church. He moved to Windsor in 1638 where he speedily became a valuable and prominent citzen, serving as representative in 40 sessions to 1664. The estate of Samuel Gaylord mentions Joseph Griswold and his wife Mary.
      George Hull, father of Elizabeth, came ahead of his family on the 'Mary and John' to Dorchester and in 1636 to Windsor where he was a surveyor and Indian trader. He late moved to Fairfield. As a follower of Roger Ludlow, he was instrumental in establishing the commonwealths of Connecticut and Massachusetts.
      Joseph was a freeman in 1670; ensign in 1690 under Capt. Thomas Allyn. Ensign Joseph Griswold died Nov. 14, 1716. His will was dated 6 Sep 1716 with inventory taken 29 Nov 1716 by Daniel Griswold, Sen., Thomas Griswold and Joseph Barnard. His will mentions his wife Mary; sons: Joseph, Francis and Matthew; two daughters: Mary wife of Joseph Gillett, and Abigail wife of Josiah Phelps, as well as his granddaughter Sarah Gillett.
      A daughter Elizabeth b. 28 Mar 1674, d. 1742 age 68 was previously attributed to his family. There are no entries in Windsor records for an Elizabeth with these dates, nor is she mentioned in Joseph's will, as she certainly would have if there had been such a daughter.
      Children, recorded in Windsor:
      Mary, b. 16 Mar 1670/1.
      Joseph, b. 27 Jan 1677.
      Francis, bp. 11 Jul 1683.
      Matthew, b. 25 Feb 1686.
      Abigail, b. 11 Aug 1689.
      References: Windsor, Conn. records; Stiles: Ancient Windsor I:88, 158, 229, 241; II:279, 351; NEHGR V:226; Spear: Search for the Passengers of the 'Mary and John' 1630 (1985); Andrews: New England Commonwealth."

      5. Gaylord is derived from the french "Gaillard."