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Lt. Matthew Griswold

Male 1620 - 1698  (78 years)


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  • Name Matthew Griswold 
    Title Lt. 
    Born 1620  Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 30 May 1630  [1
    Matthew came over with his half-brother, Edward. He settled in Windsor first, but soon after he became an agent for Lord Fenwick and removed to
    Saybrook, Connecticut.  
    History say 1640 
    He was said to have had a powerful build but to have been exceedingly kind and gentle. 
    Land 1645  Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Matthew obtained land which was added to
    for the rest of his life. 
    Occupation say 1650 
    While he was trained as a lawyer, he worked as a mason, furnishing many of the local gravestones. 
    History 1665 
    Matthew was the first settler of Old Lyme, which was set off from Saybrook in 1665 as East Saybrook. 
    History 1665 
    Matthew was the first settler of Old Lyme, which was set off from Saybrook in 1665 as East Saybrook. 
    History 1684 
    He was 66 years old in 1684. 
    Died 21 Sep 1698  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1612  Roy Family Genealogy | Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2018 

    Father George Griswold,   d. Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F1382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Wolcott,   b. 1620, Tolland, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1677, Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1646  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Griswold,   b. 1640, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Matthew Griswold,   b. 1653, East Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Anna Griswold,   b. Abt 1656  [Birth]
     4. Sarah Griswold,   b. Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. John Griswold  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1620 - Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Matthew obtained land which was added to for the rest of his life. - 1645 - Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1646 - Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1698 - Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S241] Griggs, Dan. McNall Genealogy, (manuscript, 2003).

    2. [S1229] Wolcott, Frederick. "Genealogies - The Wolcott Family", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume I, July 1847).

    3. [S705] Keatley, Vivien Bulloch. The Cooley Genealogy, the Descendants of Ensign Benjamin Cooley, (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Co., 1941).