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Francis Griswold
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Birth: 1629
Warwickshire, England
Death: Oct. 1, 1671
Norwich
New London County
Connecticut, USA

BIOGRAPHY: History of Norwich, Connecticut by Frances Manwaring Caulkins, 1866, Hartford, Case, Lockwood and Co.


Lieut. Francis Griswold, the Norwich proprietor, was a son of Edward Griswold and Margaret, born about 1632. He appears to have been a man of capacity and enterprise, and took an active part in the affairs of the plantation, serving as representative to the General Court for eleven sessions, beginning Oct. 1644 and ending May 1671. His wife's name is not found in the records of Saybrook or Norwich. In Saybrook the following children are recorded: Saraw, 28 Mar 1653; Joseph, 4 Jun 1655, died the latter end of Jul same year; Mary, 26 Aug 1656; Hanna, 11 Dec 1658. From Norwich records: Deborah, May 1661; Lydia, Jun 1663 and died in 1664; Samuel, Sep 1665; Margaret, Oct 1668; Lydia, Oct 1671. Lieut. Griswold died the same month, Oct. 1671, of a sudden attack of disease. Thomas Adgate and John Post, Sen. acted as guardians to the younger children.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Griswold (1607 - 1690)
  Margaret Griswold (1611 - 1670)
 
 Spouses:
  Cornelia Waldo Griswold*
  Mary Tracy Griswold (1630 - 1671)*
 
 Children:
  Deborah Griswold Crane (1661 - 1704)*
  Samuel Griswold (1665 - 1740)*
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Griswold (1629 - 1671)
  Sarah Griswold Phelps (1631 - 1715)*
  George Griswold (1633 - 1704)*
  Francis Griswold (1635 - 1704)*
  Sarah Griswold Mansfield (1638 - 1715)*
  Roger Griswold (1640 - 1671)**
  Mary Griswold Phelps (1644 - 1717)*
  John Griswold (1652 - 1717)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Founders Cemetery
Norwich
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Beth (Knerr) Edmond
Record added: Dec 12, 2008
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In honor of a 1st cousin and a 10th great-grandfather!
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