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Sarah Elson Ensign
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Birth: 1612
Fordwich, England
Death: May 29, 1676
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA


The daughter of ABRAHAM ELSON who died in Whethersfield in the Colony of Conn., she married James Ensign in England.

A Digest of the Early Conn. Probate Records, Vol. 1, Manwaring, p. 197 (p. 184 old records):
Ensign, Sarah, Hartford, Widow. Invt. 44-10-00 was taken May 29, 1676 by George Grave and John Richards. Her will dated May, 1676 as follows:
I Sarah Ensign of Hartford, widow, being sick and weake yet of perfect memorie through the mercy of God, to prevent future trouble doe desire to dispose that small portion of this worlds good God hath betrusted me with, in this my Last will and Testament: I give to my beloved daughter Mary Smith an Iron pott & gun, & Blankett I lent her, & a pyre of curtains lent her, to be to her and her heirs forever. I give to my dear daughter Hanna Easton my Great Table & Forme, & my chest at mr Richards. I give to my Grand child Ruth Rockwell one Feather bed & the bedding belonging to it, & my Cow, & cobirons, tongs, & halfe a dozen Napkins, & my Brass kettle. I give to my Grand child Sarah Rockwell halfe a dossen of Napkins, one payre of Sheets & the best rug. I give to my Grand child Lydia Rockwell the Trundle bed & beding belonging to it, & halfe a dozen of Napkins. I give to Sarah Smith a Small Bible as a token of my respect to her. I will that my wollen wareing Cloaths be equally divided between my daughters Mary, Hanna & Mehetibell, & my Grand children Sarah, Ruth & Lydia. I give to my son davids children halfe a dozen of Napkins & two pewter platters. The remaynder of my estate I give to my beloved son David & his heirs forever, he paying my just debts; and I doe appoyint him to be executor of this my Last will & testament. In witness hereof I have sett to my hand this May, 1676.
To James Ensign she gave 5 pounds; to Joseph easton, her grand child, 20s & one of her books; to Ruth, her best hatt & Mr. Hooker's book; to Sarah, one of Mr. Burrough's books; & to Mr. Whiting, 20 or 30 shillings if her estate holds out.
No signature or witness. Exhitited 6 December, 1676. Proved and accepted. attest: John Allyn"

They were the parents of at least five children:
Sarah (Ensign) Rockwell
David Ensign
Mary (Ensign) Smith
Lydia Ensign 
Family links: 
  James Ensign (1590 - 1670)
  Sarah Ensign Rockwell (1630 - 1659)*
  Mary Ensign Smith (1639 - 1723)*
  David Ensign (1644 - 1727)*
  Hannah Ensign Easton (1644 - 1711)*
*Calculated relationship
Ancient Burying Ground
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Mar 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34915819
Sarah <i>Elson</i> Ensign
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With much love for my 11th Great Grandmother. Rest in peace. Note- Sarah's mother Rebecca was charged with witchcraft, and executed in 1662 during the Connecticut witch trials. May she also rest in peace.
- Arielle Crawley
 Added: Aug. 10, 2015

- deb
 Added: Jun. 6, 2015
Tenth great grandmother.
- Nancy C.
 Added: Jan. 3, 2015
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