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Samuel Phelps

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  • Name Samuel Phelps 
    Christened 5 Aug 1621  Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1669  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2078  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father William Phelps,   b. Abt 1593, of Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1672, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Mary or Marie,   b. Abt 1599, of Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 13 Aug 1626, Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Bef 1618  of Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Griswold,   c. 10 Jan 1635, Kenilworth, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1715, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1650  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F1249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. From the book "Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33": "William Phelps:
      Origin: Crewkerne, Somersetshire
      Migration: 1630 on Mary & John
      First Residence: Dorchester
      Removes: Windsor 1635...
      Birth: By about 1593 based on estimated date of marriage.
      Death: Windsor 14 July 1672 ("Old Mr. William Phelps died" [Births Marriages and Deaths Returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield and Entered in the Early Land Records of the Colony of Connecticut..., Edwin Stanley Welles, ed. (Hartford 1898), hereinafter refered to as CTVR, 27]).
      Marriage: (1) By 1618 Mary ____, who was buried at Crewkerne 13 August 1626.
      (2) Crewkerne 14 November 1626 Anne Dover. "Mistress Phelps" was the first on the list of women members of the church at Dorchester who came with Mr. Warham to Windsor ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" in Some Early Records and Documents of and Relating to the Town of Windsor, Connecticut, 1639-1703 (Hartford 1930) hereinafter refered to as "Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 9]. She died Windsor 30 August 1689 ("Mrs. An Phelps died" [CTVR 57]).
      With first wife
      i William, bp. Crewkerne 9 September 1618; m. (1) Windsor 4 June 1645 Isabel Wilson ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 55; The American Genealogist, Volume 9 to present (1932+) 52:78]; m. (2) Windsor 20 December 1676 Sarah Pinney ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 72].
      ii Samuel, bp. Crewkerne 5 August 1621; m. Windsor 10 November 1650 Sarah Griswold ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 55].
      iii Infant, bur. Crewkerne 8 January 1623[/4].
      iv Nathaniel, bp. Crewkerne 6 March 1624[/5]; m. Windsor 17 September 1650 Elizabeth (____) Copley ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 55].
      With second wife
      v Cornelius, bp. Crewkerne 13 October 1627; no further record.
      vi Joseph (twin), bp. Crewkerne 13 November 1628; m. (1) Windsor 20 September 1660 Hannah Newton ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" in Some Early Records and Documents of and Relating to the Town of Windsor, Connecticut, 1639-1703 (Hartford 1930) 57; The American Genealogist, Volume 9 to present (1932+) 65:13-16]; m. (2) Northampton 19 December 1676 Mary (____) Salmon [Manuscript volume of vital records kept by John Pynchon, at Connecticut Valley Historical Museum 20].
      vii Mary (twin), bp. Crewkerne 13 November 1628; d. soon.
      viii Mary, bp. Crewkerne 6 December 1629; no further record.
      ix Sarah, b. say 1632; m. Windsor 9 June 1658 William Wade [Loomis 1:63].
      x Timothy, b. Windsor Aug. or 1 September 1639 ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 55]; m. Windsor 19 March 1661[/2?] Mary Griswold ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 56].
      xi Mary, b. March 1644 ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 55]; m. Windsor 17 December 1663 Thomas Barber ["Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" 25].
      Comments: In 1919 Mary Lovering Holman prepared a brief account of the family of William Phelps [Mary Lovering Holman, The Scott Genealogy.... (Boston 1919), 252-53]. In 1990 Myrtle S. Hyde resolved the problem of the identity of the wives of William Phelps and was also able to find the baptisms of his children in England [The American Genealogist, Volume 9 to present (1932+) 65:161-66]. All the Crewkerne records cited above are taken from her article."

      2. The book "The Phelps Family of America and their English Ancestors," comp. by Oliver Seymour Phelps of Portland, Oregon and Andrew T. Servin of Lenox, Massachusetts, 1899, pp. 72-85:
      "William Phelps, (son of William and Dorothy Phelps,) b. ___, bp. Tewkesbury Abbey Church, 19th Aug 1599. Of his wife and date of marriage we find no record. He resided for a time n Tewkesbury, where his first Child, Richard, was born in 1619 and bapt. in the Tewkesbury Abbey Church Dec. 26th, 1619.
      Soon after the birth of his first child (and the death of his father) he probably removed to one of the southern counties, either Somerset or Dorsetshire, as after the birth of this first child we find no reference to him in Tewkesbury, nor do we find any record of the birth of his five other children.
      Mr. Phelps, his wife, six children, and brother George, then unmarried, emigrated to New England in the ship Mary and John, of 400 tons burden commanded by Capt. Squeb, with 140 passengers. This company had been organized into a church and selected their ministers the day before sailing, as preveiously stated.
      They sailed from Plymouth, England, March 20th, 1630, arriving and landing at Nantasket, now Hull, Mass., May 30th, 1630.
      This company settled in Dorchester, Mass., the first settlers and founders of that place."

      3. Mentioned in father's will per the book "The Phelps Family of America and their English Ancestors," comp. by Oliver Seymour Phelps of Portland, Oregon and Andrew T. Servin of Lenox, Massachusetts, 1899, pp. 72-85:
      "The following is the last Will and Testament of Mr. William Phelps, or properly speaking, his Settlement Deed. From Windsor Records,
      'These presents testify, that I, William Phelps, of Windsor, on Connecticut, in consideration of a marriage concluded between my son Timothy, on the one part, and Mary, the daughter of Edward Griswold, on the other; have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto my son, that he, the said Timothy, shall jointly enjoin and possess, together with me, all my houseing, lands and accommodations, as also all my estate, both real and personal, both within door and without, with all the property emoluments, products, and income of the same, during my material life; And my said son is to inhabit and dwell in my house, with me and my wife, in joint way; and that it shall continue during my material life; and if my wife shall survive me, she have and enjoy in a joint way with my son the estate for her maintenance as before expressed. But if my wife chooses to settle in any place and to leave the house, then my son shall pay yearly to my wife, the sum of ten pounds during her material life, and in case I myself in my life time, or my wife after my decease, in her lifetime while she abides, to inhabit with my said son Timothy, she see cause or desire it, I do reserve power both for myself and for her, after my decease to dispose a barrel or two of cider and some apples yearly, without any harm to the premises, and likewise I do reserve like liberty for myself and my wife, to dispose of my wearing apparel, and whom we shall meet to enjoy them after our decease. Also I do give full power of bequeathing the great brass pan at her decease; and my son Timothy is to carry the improvements of the whole Estate, and to order and dispose of the stock, so far as the necessity of our subsistance shall require, and after my decease and the decease of my wife, my said son Timothy shall have and enjoy all my whole estate fore mentioned to him and his heirs forever, always provided that in case my said son Timothy shall die and leave no natural heirs begotten by him, that shall either not attain the age of twenty-one years or marry, then the one-half of my lands exempting the orchard and pasture down to the bridge, that goeth into the meadow; also the upper pasture by the house that shall belong to the house, shall return to 'william, the son of my son Samuel. Also my son Timothy is to pay out of the estate: Imprimis to discharge my daughter Mary, with that which is paid, the sum of 34 pounds, which is the full portion I allow her. To my son William twenty shillings, to Samuel ten pounds, to Nathaniel fifteen pounds, to Joseph five pounds - these legacies to my sons to be discharged within two years of my decease. In consideration of the premises we both have hereunto set our hands this 22nd day of April Anno Dom. 1660. Witness to the signatures: Daniel Clark, James Alford, William Phelps, Timothy Phelps. Entered o the Windsor, Conn., Register, July 26th, 1672'."

      4. The book "The Phelps Family of America and their English Ancestors," comp. by Oliver Seymour Phelps of Portland, Oregon and Andrew T. Servin of Lenox, Massachusetts, 1899, pp. 88-89:
      "Samuel Phelps, b. England, about 1625, emigrated to New England with his father, in ship Mary and John, settling with his father in Dorchester, removing from there to settling of Windsor, Ct., in 1635-6, where he m. Sarah Griswold, and b. Kenilworth, England, and came to New England with her father in 1639. After the death of Mr. Phelps, she m. 2nd Nathaniel Pinney, 21st July, 1670, and had Nathaniel Pinney b. 11th May, 1671, and Sarah Pinney b. 11th Oct., 1673. Mrs. Pinney died 6th Nov., 1715. [Nathaniel Pinney was the brother of Sarah Pinney who married Samuel Phelps' brother William.]
      Mr. Phelps bought 1st Oct., 1657, Thomas Orton's house and land south of road separating it from his father's homestead, and brother William's: the house stood on the rear of the lot just opposite his father's house. This lot was a triangular shape, 4 rods on the rivulet, 60 rods on east and west road, 40 rods on Mill road, and 47 rods on the southeast line. The rear of this lot and house he sold to his brother Nathaniel, and removed to Poquonock, where he had received a grant of land, and where he also bought John Bartlett's place east of Stony Creek, and north of Thomas Holcomb's, and running east of the rivulet. Here he died 15th May, 1669. He witnessed a deed of land to his father by the Indians in 1666.
      January 8th, 1660, he paid rates for short slips, 7 shillings, highest amount assessed that year.
      Town Records - 24th May, 1669, 'There was a day of training; by reason of the death of Samuel Phelps, voted that Benjamin Holcomb supply his place as Way Warden.'
      (Noted - Edward and Matthew Griswold, two brothers, the latter of whom was the ancestor of the two Govs. Griswold, resided in Kenilworth, England, where they had a third brother, Thomas. These two brothers came to New England in 1639, in a vessel sent out by Mr. William Whitney. Edward b. in England, 1607, settled in that part of Windsor, called Poquonock, m. 1st Margaret, and later settled in Killingworth, Ct., one of the first settlers, and a prominent man. His wife died Aug 22nd, 1670. (A slab may be seen in the Clinton, Ct., burying ground, 7 in. by 2-1/2 ft., with inscription M.G. 1670.) Had eleven children all by 1st wife. He m. 2nd Sarah Bemis, daughter of James Bemis, of New London; of his children a daughter Sarah, m. Samuel Phelps, and. m. Nathaniel Pinney. Another daughter, Mary, m. Timothy Phelps son of William the emigrant of 1630.)
      Samuel Phelps children were:
      I. Samuel, b. Windsor, C., 5 Sep 1652, d. Simsbury, Ct., 21 Oct 1741, m. 21 Jun 1678, Abigail Williams, b. Windsor, Ct., 31 May 1658, d. ___, dau. of John Williams. He m. 2nd Widow Sarah (Eno) Holcomb, dau. of James Eno, and widow of Benjamin Holcomb, by whom she had 9 children. No issue.
      II. Sarah, b. Windsor, Ct., 16th Mar 1653, m. Andrew Moore.
      III. Timothy, b. Windsor, Ct., 26 Oct 1656, m. Sarah Gaylord, 2nd, Sarah Pratt.
      IV. Mary, b. Poquonock, Ct., 26 Oct 1658, m. Daniel Adams.
      V. William, b. Poquonock, Ct., 3 Nov 1660, m. Hannah Hayden.
      VI. John, b. Poquonock, Ct., 7 Jul 1662, unm., d. 30 Apr 1679.
      VII. Ephraim, b. Poquonock, Ct., 1 Nov., 1663, m. Mary Jaggers.
      VIII. Abigail, b. Poquonock, Ct., 16 May 1660, m. David Marshall.
      IX. Josias, b. Poquonock, Ct., 16th Dec., 1667, m. Sarah Winchell."

      5. From the book "The Griswold Family: England-America," by Glenn E. Griswold, 1935, vols. 2 and 3, pps. 13-34: Sarah, bapt. Kenilworth Parish, England, 1638 (Edward); m. (1) in Windsor, Conn., Nov. 10, 16 - , Samuel Phelps, s. of William of Simsbury, b. 1625, who d. May 15, 1669. They settled in Poquonoc where be he had a grant of land. Assisted in building the Old Fort at Springfield, Mass. His will, Hartford Probate, III, 65; Manwaring, I, 225, mentions Sarah, widow; and children Samuel, Sarah, Timothy, Mary, William, John, Ephraim, Abigail, and Josiah. Sarah m. (2) in Windsor, July 21, 1670, Nathaniel PINNEY, s. of Humphrey from Dorchester, Mass., becoming one of the settlers of Windsor. Nathaniel was b. Dec. 1640, bapt. Jan. 2, 1641, at Windsor, and d. there Aug. 7, 1676. Mentioned in town records Feb. 15, 1668/9, payment for two years "setting in the yeard," which meant doing guard or sentinal duty in the meeting house yard during divine services. Presented for freemanship May 9, 1667; oath Oct. 10, 1661. Tax list for 1675 showed that he had a family and a horse. His estate, Manwaring Probate I, 225; in­ventory Sept. 4, 1676, mentions Sarah, widow; children Nathaniel, age 5; Sarah, age 3. Sarah m. (3) WillLAM PRATT, s. of John III: and Hannah (Sanford) Pratt, who m. (1) Mary, prob. Mary Cadwell, and (3) Amy Pinney, b. Oct. 6, 1704, daughter of Nathaniel. William was bu. Center Churchyard, Hartford, Jan. 19, 1753. Amy was bu. June 10, 1772. His home was in front of State House Square, Hartford. Served as constable 1729. His estate, distribution, State Library, Hartford, Conn., mentions Amy Pratt, widow; Children, Zachery, Mary Norton, Mabel Webster, Martha Drake, William, Joseph, Esther, Hannah, Sarah, and Susannah Pratt.
      Children Phelps:
      Samuel, bapt. Sept. 5, 1652.
      Sara, b. Mar. 1653; m. John Mansfield.
      Timothy, b.. Oct., 1656; m. (1) Sarah Gaylord; (2) Sarah Pratt.
      Mary, b. Oct. 1658; m. Daniel Adams.
      William, b. Nov. 3, 1660, m. Hannah Hayden.
      John, b. July 7, 1662; no issue.
      Ephraim, b. Nov. 1, 1663; m. Mary Joggers.
      Abigail, b. May 16, 1666; m. David Marshall.
      Josiah, b. Dec. 15, 1667; m. Sarah Winchell.
      Children Pinney;
      Nathaniel, b. May .11, 1671.
      Sarah, b. Nov. 11, 1673; m. Thomas Grant.
      Windsor, Conn. records; Stiles Ancient Windsor, II, 610; N. E. Register, V, 230, 359; Pinney Fam.; Winchell Fam.; Grant Fam., 4; Phelps Fam., I, 88; John Pratt Fam., 22; Nash Puritan Ancestors; James C. Brady Ancestry, 275."

      6. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 564-5: "Samuel Phelps (son of William), m. in Windsor 10 Nov 1650, Sarah (dau. Edward) Griswold, b. at Kenilworth, Eng., and who came to New Eng. with her father 1639; sett. at Poquonock, Windsor, where he d. 15 May 1669; widow m. (2) Nathaniel (s. Humphrey) Pinney, 21 Jul 1670, by whom she had 2 children. (Phelps received a grant of land at Poq., still owned and occupied by his descendants in line of his son William. He bought 1 Oct 1657 Thos. Orton's house and land south of road separating the lot from his father and bro. Wm. The house stood on the rear of the lot, abt. opp. his father's house. This lot was of triangular shape, 4 rods on the Rivulet, 60 on E. and W. road, 40 on Mill Road, and 67 on its S.E. line. The rear of this lot and house he sold to his bro. Nathaniel and removed to Poquonok, where he bought John Bartlett's place E. of Stony bank and N. of Thomas Holcomb's, running E. to the Rivulet; here he d. - J.H.H.) children (b. Poquonock Windsor):
      A. Samuel (Lt.), b. 5 Sep 1652; m. (1) Abigail (dau. John) Williams 21 Jun 1678; it is conjectural (not proven) that he resided for a time with a part of the Wms. family in Boston; that he returned to Windsor after the death of wife Abigail, and that he is the same Samuel Phelps who (acc to Savage, p. 407) by Widow Elizabeth___, had 2 Child, viz., Elizabeth, b. in Boston, 5 Sep 1681, and Grace, b. in Boston 5 Apr 1687; if so, then Sarah Enos, widow of Benajah Holcomb, whom he married at Windsor late in life, must have been his 3d wife; by her he had no issue, and he d. 21 Oct 1741.
      B. Sarah, b. 16 Mar 1653/4; O.C.R. says 'the latter end of Mar 1653'; m. (1) Andrew Moore; sett. Simsbury, CT, where he d. abt. 1680; 4 children; (she m. (2) 13 Dec 1683 John Mansfield; sett. in Windsor, where he d. 15 May 1726; she d. 26 Oct 1732. A copy of the Mansfield coat-of-arms, finely engrossed upon parchment, now carefully treasured in the N. East room of the Griswold Phelps house (and erroneously supposed to be the Phelps arms) is a relic of this marriage...).
      C. Timothy, b. 26 Oct 1656.
      D. Mary, b. 26 Oct 1658; (m. Daniel Adams, 20 Sep 1677? - R.T.S.)
      E. William, b. 3 Nov 1660.
      F. John, b. 7 Jul 1662; (d. 30 Apr 1679. - 'Col. Rec.')
      G. Ephraim, b. 1 Nov 1663.
      H. Abigail, b. 16 May 1666; m. David Marshall, 9 Dec 1686; 3 ch.
      I. Josias, b. 16 Dec 1667."

      7. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 563-65, has the following information, but I omit the first part which states he was born in 1599 in Tewkesbury in County Gloucester and married Elizabeth since this is not regarded as being correct as explained in notes above: "William... came to Dorchester, Mass., with Rev. Mr. Warham, of whose church, formed in Plymouth, England, he was an original member. - Old Church Records. He was accompanied hither by his wife and five children... He was from the first a prominent and highly respected citizen at Dorchester, his name frequently occurring in the "Mass. Records." 19 Oct 1630, he applied to be made a freeman; 9 Nov 1630, he was one of the jury empaneled for the trial of Walter Palmer for the murder of Austin Brotchus - the first trial by jury in New England; 27 Sep 1631, he was appointed Constable of Dorchester; 4 Mar 1634, Ens. Gibbs and Wm. Felps were appointed by the Genreral Court to go with a committee of three to arrange the borders between Boston and Dorchester, and explain what each town wants; 5 May 1635, he was a member of the General Court of Massachusetts from Dorchester. In the spring of 1636 he removed with his children (his wife having died in Dorchester) to Windsor, whither his brother George is understood to have preceded him, in the first emigration of Mr. Warham's church in the fall of 1635.
      In Windsor, as in Dorchester, he ranked as an honored and active citizen; was a member of the first court held in Connecticut, 1636; also in 1637, which declared war against the Pequots; was a magistrate from 1638 to the close of 1642; foreman of the first Grand Jury 1643; deputy to Gen. Ct. 1645, '46-'49, '51, '57; in 1658 was again made magistrate and held the office for 4 years after; is frequeintly named on the petit jury; in 1641 was appointed together with Mr. Welles of Hartford a committee on 'lying'. He was an excellent, pious, and upright man in his public and private life, and was truly 'a pillar in church and state.' His residence in Windsor was about three-quarters of a mile N.W. of Broad St on the road to Poquonock, on a place owned (1859) by Dea. Roger Phelps.
      He m. (2) at Windsor, Mary Dover, b. in England, and who is said to have been a fellow passenger with him on the 'Mary and John.' She was a member of original church of Dorchester and Windsor. - O.C.R.
      After a residence of 42 years in New England, ow which 36 where passed in Windsor, he died there 14 Jul 1672; his widow d. 27 Nov 1675. - O.C.R.
      In the Old Church Records and other Windsor records, Mr. Phelps was distinguished from his son William as 'Ould Mr. Phelps.' children (by first marriage, born in England):
      A. William, b. abt. 1620 (in a deposition taken at Hartford 29 May 1677, is mentioned as being about threescore years of age - i.e. b. 1617); removed from Dorchester with his father to Windsor where he was admitted to member of Windsor church 17 Nov 1639. - O.C.R. He m. (1) Isabel Wilson, 4 Jun 1645, 'now since 29 years and has had no child,' 15 Jul 1674 (O.C.R.); she admitted to Windsor 11 Mar 1654 (O.C.R.); d.s.p. He m. (2) Sarah (dau. Humphrey) Pinney, 20 Dec 167 (O.C.R.); she was b. 19 Nov, bp. 3 Dec 1648; he sett. one-third of his ppy. on her before marriage; no issue by her. He was made a freeman at Hartford 1669; d. 7 Feb 1681; contrib. 9 s. to Conn. Fund for Relief of Poor of other Cols., 1676. His noncupative will, dated 10 Feb 1681 gives all his land to his bro. Timothy. (He had land near his father, and his homestead on the N. side of the E. and W. road which ran from Josiah Ellsworth's {late Peter Brown's} house to the Rivulet. It was garrisoned in King Philip's War (1675/6) by details of Windsor men. William,. Jr. was a worthy man, tho' not a conspicuous figure as compared with his father. He had one of his wife's nephew's, Samuel Wilson, reside with him, and possibly (O.C.R.) adopted him. He gave him land on the opp. side of road form his own house. In making Sarah Pinney his second wife he executed a jointure before marriage, giving her much of his property, and a controversy arose, after the death of 'William the younger,' concerning this land, between her and the adopted son. William Phelps owned the W. part of the Ellison-Orton lot, 40 rods on highway, and bought of Sam. Pond 11 rods more, ext'g from his ho.-lot S. 51 rods of present ditch which drained the once swamp W. of old highway. - J.H.H.)
      B. Sarah, b. abt. 1623; m. Windsor 9 Jun 1658 Wm. Wade of Middletown, Conn.; she d. 10 Jul 1659; s.p.
      C. Samuel, b. abt. 1625.
      D. Nathaniel, b. abt. 1627.
      E. Joseph, b. abt. 1629.
      By second marriage:
      F. Timothy, 'was born here in Aug. 1639' - O.C.R.
      G. Mary, 'was born here March 1644'; m. Thos. Barber; sett. at Simsbury and became the ancestors of the S. Barbers."

      8. "The American Genealogist," 68(Jul 1990):161-166, "The English Origin of William1 Phelps of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., with Notes on His Marriages," by Myrtle Stevens Hyde:
      "William1 Phelps of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn....
      Children (Phelps) of William1, prob. by his apparent first wife Mary (___), bp. Crewkerne, co. Somerset...
      ii. Samuel bp. 5 Aug. 1621, d. Windsor 15 May 1669 (Windsor Early Recs. p. 55); m. there 10 Nov. 1650 Sarah2 Griswold (Windsor Early Recs. p. 55), dau. of Edward1 and Margaret (___) Griswold of Windsor and Killingworth, Conn. She m. (2) Windsor 21 July 1670 Nathaniel2 Pinney (Humphrey1) (Windsor Early Recs. p. 55; Dawes-Gates 2:403, 662; Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Waterman Family" [New Haven and Hartford 1939-541, hereafter Waterman Fam., 1:665-67; TAG 39:176-80, 40:43-46). For Samuel2 Phelps' probate, see Manwaring 1:225..."

      9. FHL book 929.273 L995m "Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Rice Lyon and his Wife Harriet Wade Rice...," by Patty Barthell Myers (2003), pp. 357-60:
      "EDWARD1 GRISWOLD, son of George Griswold and his first wife Dousubel (___) and half-brother of Matthew Griswold...
      iv SARAH GRISWOLD (again), b. Kenilworth 1635; d. 6 Nov 1715; m/1 when she was 15 years old, Windsor, Conn., 10 Nov 1650 SAMUEL PHELPS, b. Eng., bpt. Crewkerne, co. Somerset, Eng., 5 Aug 1621; d. Windsor 15 May 1669, s/o William Phelps and his first wife of Windsor; m/2 Windsor 21 Jul 1670 NATHANIEL PINNEY, b. Windsor Dec 1640; d. 7 Aug 1676, s/o Humphrey Pinney and Mary Hull. Children (PHELPS): Samuel m. Abigail Williams; Sarah m. Andrew Moore; Timothy m/1 Sarah Gaylord, d/o Walter Gaylord & Sarah Rockwell, m/2 Sarah Pratt, d/o Daniel; Mary m. Daniel Adams; William m. Hannah Hayden; John d. young; Ephraim m. Mary Jaggers; Abigail m. David Marshall; Josiah m. Sarah Winchell. Children (PINNEY): Nathaniel m. Martha Thrall; Sarah m. Thomas Grant...
      (Edward Elbridge Salisbury & Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury, Gen. & Biog. Monographs on the Fam. of Griswold, Wolcott, Pitkin, Ogden,; pp: 10-13; Nash, Fifty Puritan Ancestors, pp. 102-5; Ruth Lee Griswold, Griswold Family, pp. 188-9; Richard A. Wheeler, History of Stonington, Conn., p. 537; Alvan Talcott, Families of Early Guilford, Conn., pp. 530-1; Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, The Griswold Family, The First Five Generations in America, p. 13 et seq.; Savage sv Edward, George, Francis, Joseph Griswold; Torrey sv Edward, George, John, Joseph, Francis Griswold; James Bemis.)"

      10. The book "The Ancestry of Allen Grinnell Cleaver and Martha Irene Jessup," by William Jessup Cleaver (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1989), pp. 486-90, 494-95:
      "1. EDWARD GRISWOLD, son of George and Dousabell--, was baptized 26 July 1607 in Wooten Wawen, a chapelry of Henley in Warwickshire, England. He married in England Margaret-- and they emigrated to New England in 1639 with perhaps six children and his younger brother Matthew. Margaret died in Killingsworth, Connecticut 23 August 1670. Her gravestone marked "M. G. 1670" is the oldest in the cemetery. Edward married, second, in 1672/3 Sarah (--) Bemis, widow of James Bemis of New London. Edward may be buried in the empty space beside Margaret's stone in Clinton. He died in 1691 in his 84th year...
      Children of Edward Griswold and Margaret...
      i. FRANCIS, b. about 1629 in England.
      ii. Sarah, bapt. at Kenilworth, England 1631, died young.
      iii. George, bapt. at Kenilworth, England 1633; d. at Windsor, Conn. 3 Sept. 1674; m. 3 Oct. 1655 Mary Holcomb, daughter of Thomas.
      iv. Sarah, bapt. at Kenilworth, England 1635, d. at Windsor 6 Nov. 1715, m. (1st) at Windsor 10 Nov. 1650 Samuel Phelps, son of William, who d. 15 May 1669. They settled at Windsor, had nine children. She m. (2nd) at Windsor 21 July 1670 Nathan Pinney.
      v. Lydia, bapt. 1637. Kenilworth, England.
      vi. John, d. at Windsor, 1642.
      vii. Ann, bapt. at Windsor, 19 June 1642; known as Hannah; d. at Simsbury, 3 May 1714; m. at Windsor 19 Nov. 1663 Jonas Westover of Killingsworth and Simsbury.
      viii. Mary, bapt. at Windsor, 13 Oct. 1644; m. at Windsor 19 Mar. 1661 Timothy Phelps, son of William.
      ix. Deborah, bapt. at Windsor 28 June 1646; d. at Killingsworth 7 Feb. 1717; m. at Windsor 13 Nov. 1662, Samuel Buell, son of William.
      x. Joseph, bapt. at Windsor 12 Mar. 1647/8; d. at Windsor 14 Nov. 1716; m. 10 or 14 June or July 1670, Mary Gaylord.
      xi. Samuel, bapt. at Windsor 18 Nov. 1649; d. 6 July 1672. Inventory taken 26 Feb. 1672/3. Administered by George Griswold.
      xii. JOHN, bapt. at Windsor 1 Aug 1652. (4)(6)(8)"

      11. The publication "Search for the Passengers of the "Mary & John" 1630," by Burton W. Spear (Toledo, OH; The Mary & John Clearing House, 1989-2004), 15:52, "More on the Possible Wives of William Phelps":
      "Until 1982 it was generally accepted that William Phelps of Windsor, CT was bpt. 19 Aug. 1599, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, son of William and Dorothy Phelps. However, in The American Genealogist, volume 58, p. 243-244 (1982) Myrtle Stevens Hyde wrote an article that revealed this William Phelps was no doubt the overseer of the will of his uncle, Edward Phelps, in 1637 in England.
      In 1988, during the second "Mary & John" tour to England, I visited the Somerset Record Office in Taunton and copied the following records from the original registers for Crewkerne. These were published in the Search series, Vol. 11, p. 24:
      Children of William Phelps:
      William Phelps, bpt. 9 Sept. 1618 (He married in 1645).
      Samuel Phelps, bpt. 10 Aug. 1621 (He married in 1650).
      Nathaniel Phelps, bpt. 11 May 1624 (He married in 1650).
      Cornelius Phelps, bpt. 13 Oct. 1627 (He married in 1660).
      There was also another entry:
      William Phelps m. Ann Dover, 14 Nov. 1626.
      If the above William Phelps was the one at Windsor, CT, then this was a second marriage. Up to now the name of his first wife has never been proven. There was a marriage of a William Phelps to Anne Law in Broadwindsor, Dorset (5 m. S of Crewkerne) in 1618 (no day or month listed). This is the same year that William, Jr., the first known child of William, was born.
      Also, it has long been claimed, but not proven, that there was a Mary Dover on the "Mary & John" in 1630, and she married William Phelps about 1638, as his last wife, but this has now been challenged.
      In another article by Myrtle Stevens Hyde, in The American Genealogist, July 1990, p. 161-166, she published some additional parish entries found in Crewkerne:
      Infant of William Phelps, bu. 8 Jan. 1623/4. ,
      Marie, wife of William Phelps, bu. 13 Aug. 1626. NOTE: This is three months and a day before William Phelps m. Ann Dover.
      Joseph Phelps, son of William Phelps, bpt. 13 Nov. 1628. (He married in 1660). Mary Phelps, dau. of William Phelps, bpt. 13 Nov. 1628 (Same day as Joseph). (NOTE: She may have d.y. because another was named Mary the next year).
      Mary Phelps, dau. of William Phelps, bpt. 6 Dec. 1629. NOTE: There is no other record of this Mary and he named another dau. Mary, in 1644. This was only three months before the family sailed for New England so she must have d.y., possibly at sea.
      From these new Crewkerne entries, Myrtle Stevens Hyde suggests that:
      1. William Phelps m. (1) Mary ___ who was bu. 13 Aug. 1626.
      2. He m. (2) Ann Dover, 14 Nov. 1626.
      3. No record has been found for the death of a wife of William Phelps in the 1630's or a record of a marriage to a Mary Dover.
      4. Finally, she suggests there was no Mary Dover or another marriage in New England. She suggests the names of his wives, (1) Mary ___, and (2) Ann Dover, became confused. If this is true, then his unnamed widow, who died, 21 Nov. 1675, was Ann Dover and not Mary Dover."

      12. The book "Emerson-Benson Saga …," by Edmund K. Swigart (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1994), pp. 248-49:
      "EDWARD GRISWOLD (GEORGEA, HENRYB) was born circa 1607 in Kenilworth, county Warwick, England, and died in 1691 in Killingworth, CT. He was the oldest of three (five?) sons of GEORGEA GRISWOLD of Kenilworth and the grandson of HENRYB and DOROTHYA (JAMES) GRISWOLD of Greet, County Warwick. His family dates back to the late 13th century, when JOHN GRISWOLD of Kenilworth married (___) HUGGERFORD, circa 1290. EDWARD1 GRISWOLD marred as his first wife by 1629-20, probably in Kenilworth, MARGARET HICKS?. MARGARET1 was born circa 1610 in England and died in August of 1670 in Kenilworth, CT. "Her gravestone marked as ‘M.G. 1670' is known as the oldest monument in the Congregational graveyard at Clinton, CT (formerly part of Killingworth)" (ref. 1). EDWARD1 married circa 1672 as his second wife, probably in New London, CT, Sarah? (___) Bemus, widow of James, who died in New London in 1665. Sarah? had two daughters by her first marriage, Rebecca2 and Mary2. Mary2 married John2, EDWARD1's son, creating the interesting situation of John2 having a mother-in-law who was also his step-mother. EDWARD1's second wife Sarah? probably died in Killingworth.
      In 1639 EDWARD immigrated from Kenilworth, England, to Windsor, CT, perhaps by boat from Dorchester, MA, with Rev. Ephraim Huit (as part of his congregation), or directly from England with George Fenwick on his second visit to the Colonies. Accompanying him, whenever he came, was his wife MARGARET1. MARGARET1, "mother of eleven children, was a real pioneer pilgrim. After nine years of married life in England, with five baby children, she braved the wilderness of the New World at Windsor. Here she lived a full quarter of a century, and then lived for seven years in the new virgin town of Kenilworth," [later Killingworth] "Conn., which was named for her home town in England" (ref. 1).
      In the new world EDWARD1 was always addressed as "Mr.", a title rarely granted and indicating he had a strong financial and social background in England -- and that he had earned great respect among his peers in the New World. Between 1640 and 1642 EDWARD1 was granted 150 acres of land by the town of Windsor and was one of the first settlers of Poquonock, four miles west of Windsor. By 1649 the danger of Indian raids was still so real that 'The Gen'l Court, in view of the ‘many dangers the familyes of Edward Griswold, Thomas Holcombe," [etc.] "are in, by reason of remote living from neighbors and nearness to the Indians', frees one of them from training on each training day, provided he stand about as a sentinel" (ref. 1). EDWARD1 was a deputy to the General Court for Windsor from 1658 to 1661. In 1662 he was the foreman of a jury of 12 men who condemned Nathaniel Greensmith as "worthy of death for witchcraft. They found Rebecca, his wife, also guilty and she confessed same in open court. ...The witchcraft delusion was very light in America compared to Europe" (ref. 1).
      EDWARD1 deeded his Windsor property to sons George2 and Joseph2 shortly before he became one of the 21 subscribers in 1663, along with ancestor JOSIAH2 HULL (see JOSIAH2 HULL for details) to help found Kenilworth, CT. Most of his children were married and settled in Windsor at this point, but apparently he wanted to move once more. Thus, at the age of 56, he went with his wife and two children, plus newly married daughter DEBORAH2 and son-in-law SAMUEL2 BUELL, to help settle Kenilworth. EDWARD1 served as the first deputy from that town to the General Court in 1667 and the General Court appointed he and JOSIAH2 HULL as commissioners for Kenilworth. This post he held for 14 years. In 1672 he drew up a Conditional Inheritance Deed, which served as his will when he died. In it he made son John2 his principal beneficiary, but named his other children and their children as well. In 1678 EDWARD1 served on a committee to help set up a Latin School in New London.
      EDWARD1 and MARGARET (HICKS?) GRISWOLD had the following children, the oldest five? (six?) born at Kenilworth, county Warwick, England, and the rest in Windsor, CT:
      I Sarah2, b. 1631: d. soon, prob. at Kenilworth, Eng.
      II Sarah2, b. 1632; d. 1715: m. 1/hs 10 Nov 1650, prob. at Windsor, CT. Samuel Phelps who d. in 1669, prob. at Windsor, m. 2/hs 21 Jul 1670, prob. at Windsor, Nathaniel Pinney.
      III Lieut. Francis2, b. 1633; d. Oct 1671 at Norwich, CT; m. by 1653, Mary?/Sarah? Post?.
      IV George2, b. 1635; d. 3 Sep 1704, prob. at Windsor, CT: m. 3 Oct 1655, Mary2 Holcomb (Thomas1)
      V Liddia2, b. 1637.
      VI Ann2, bapt. 19 Jun 1642 at Windsor, CT.
      VII Mary2, b. 5 Oct, bapt. 13 Oct 1644; m. 19 Mar 1661, prob. at Windsor, CT, Capt. Timothy Phelps, prob. bro. of Samuel.
      VIII DEBORAH2, b. and bapt. 28 Jun 1646: d. 1717-8 at Killingworth, CT; m. 13 Nov 1662 at Windsor, CT, SAMUEL2 BUELL (see BUELL).
      IX Joseph2, bapt. 12 Mar 1647-8; d. 14 Nov 1714: m. ca. 14 Jul 1670, prob. at Windsor, CT, Mary2 Gaylord (John1).
      X Samuel2, b. and bapt. 18 Nov 1649; d. 6 Jul 1672, perh. at Killingworth, CT; unm.
      XI John2, bapt. 1 Aug 1652; d. 1717, prob. at Killingworth, CT; m. as 1/wf 28 Nov 1672. perh. at Killingworth, Mary Bemis, his step-sis., who d. 27 Oct 1679, prob. at Killingworth, m. 2/wf aft. Oct 1679. bef. 4 May 1681, Bathsheba Smith?/North?.
      1) Bassette, B. B., op. cit., 158-69, 357-67.
      2) Colket, M. B., op. cit., 137.
      3) Ferris, M. W., op. cit., Dawes-Gates, II:461-2.
      3) McCracken, George E., "William Buell & Early Descendants". TAG, 54(1978):71.
      4) Pierce, R. Andrew, personal communication, research and material on the Buell and Griswold lines, 25 January 1993, LET and MAT, Swigart, E. K., Washington, CT.
      5) Savage, J., op. cit., I:288; II:316.
      6) Torrey, C. A., op. cit., 114, 329, 576, 587."

      13. The book "Dorset Pilgrims," 1989:
      "APPENDIX II WINDSOR INVENTORIES. Total amounts (£s) in orders of magnitude.
      First generation: Name/Amount/Birth/Death:
      Tudor, Owen 294 England 1691
      Gillett, Jonathan 273 England 1677
      Stiles, John 222 England 1662
      Loomis, Joseph 178 England 1658
      Barber, Thomas 132 1614 1662
      Bancroft, John 110 England 1662
      Skinner, John 90 England 1651
      Second generation:
      Phelps, Samuel 773 c. 1625 1669
      Phelps, Joseph 473 c. 1629 1695
      Phelps, William 472 England 1682
      Loomis, Thomas 377 England 1689
      Loomis, Joseph 281 England 1687
      Stiles, John 96 England 1683
      Note: The lists in Appendix II should be used with considerable caution and in terms of orders of magnitude only. A few inventories include some land as well as chattels; there are one or two - Matthew Allyn is an example - the bulk of whose possessions lie outside Windsor; and allowance must be made for those, usually elderly, who have already deeded the bulk of their property to children before their death; but even in its raw state the lists reveal the concentration of possessions, if not 'wealth', in the hands of a minority of families and predictable families at that. They bear comparison with the list of grants from the plantation in Appendix I."