|Death: ||Aug., 1682|
New London County
Robert Burrows was born in England. His parents are not known. He was married about 1641 at Wethersfield, CT to Mrs. Mary Ireland, widow of Samuel Ireland. She was born about 1605 and died 3 October 1672 at Mystic, CT.
Robert came to America on the "Arbella" in 1630 with a group of Puritans on the flagship of Winthrop's Fleet. Tradition has said that he had been driven out of Manchester, England with his two brothers, John and William because of religious persecution because they were Baptists. Supposedly, one brother settled in New York and the other in Pennsylvania. No basis has been found for this tradition.
Another theory on his birthplace is that because of his friendship with Robert Parke who also came on the "Arbella" and who came from Lancaster County, England, that his may have been his home. He was apparently also on close terms with Governor Winthrop of Connecticut who often visited him in Mystic.
In 1639, Robert Burrows settled in Wethersfield, CT. He was a carpenter by trade. He moved to Mystic CT and in 1660 was appointed by the General Court of Connecticut as the ferryman across the Mystic River. He ranked third in that town in the amount of taxable property held. Robert Burrows died in August 1682. There is no record of his burial.
Children of Robert and Mary (Ireland) Burrows:
1. John Burrows , b. 1642. Marr. 14 Dec 1670, Hannah Culver . Died 12 Feb 1715/16.
2. Samuel Burrows , b. abt. 1645. Died before 1712, unmarried.
Marie (Mary) Burrows (1605 - 1672)
John Burrows (1642 - 1716)*
Created by: Leah
Record added: Mar 09, 2012
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