|Birth: ||unknown, England|
Anne Stocking came to Massachusetts Bay with her husband George in 1634 (on the basis of a land grant at Cambridge on 4 August 1634). They first settled in Cambridge MA, but moved to Hartford CT 1636 with Rev. Hooker.
Anne & George Stocking were married in England by about 1627 (assuming she was his only wife). They had five children: Samuel, Hannah Benton, Lydia Richards, Sarah Olcott, & Mary.
The published parish register of Moulton, Northamptonshire, contains two baptisms which may pertain to this family: 1624, "Samuell Stocken, son of George Stocken & Dorothie was baptized June xxth"; and 1626[/7], "Lidia Stocken daughter of George & Dorothy was baptized January 14" There is a gap in the baptisms from 15 June 1628 to 27 October 1633, during which other children might have been born.
These two baptisms provide an enticing clue, but not yet solid proof of the English origin of George Stocking. There is no record for wife Dorothy in New England, although one of the children of George Stocking, Hannah (Stocking) Benton, did name a daughter Dorothy. The daughter Lydia baptized at Moulton is about a decade older than what is required of the Lydia Stocking found in New England. This part of Northamptonshire was not a common point of origin for early immigrants to Cambridge.
Note: Edward E. Cornwall thought that George Stocking had two wives, Ann and Agnes, and incorrectly suggested that the second was widow of Connecticut Governor John Webster. Frank Farnsworth Starr found no support for this thesis. We therefore asswume that Anne was George's only wife.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project
Hannah Stocking Benton (____ - 1670)*
Samuel Stocking (1627 - ____)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Jul 23, 2009
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