Edward Griswold

Edward Griswold

Birth
Warwickshire, England
Death
30 Aug 1690 (aged 83)
Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Clinton, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID
11666989 View Source

A Digest of the Early connecticut Probate Records" Vol I pg. 60


The testimony of Edward Griswold, aged about 77 years, is that about the year 1639 Mr. William Whiting, Decd. was Undertaker for a shipp in England, in which Shipp I came to New England. The sd Mr. Whiting borrowed of one Mr. John Saint Nicholas about two hundred pounds, wch I had the Bill to receive here, wch money reced. against Mr. Whiting by Mr. Nicholas order here. And at the time many passengers came over, severall of which settled in Windsor, and a gennerall expectation there was at that time, as appeared by discourse of many more passengers to come, and some of not, as the said Mr. St. Nicholas for one, by which means Land at Windsor near the towne and ready for improvement was at a high price; and about that time the said Mr. Whiting bought, as was Comonly reeported, Mr. Ludlow's Land at Windsor, that is, when land was dear, and I know Mr. Ludlow went away then in a short time after. But afterwards people that were expected out of England, not comeing in Such numbers as was looked for, Mr. Ludlow ( ) to England, and others removeing to the Sea Side, the Lands at Windsor fell very much in price from what they were at when Mr. Ludlow sold to Mr. Whiting, So that Generally, to my Observance, Lands were not sold but at half the price as before or about half the price. Further, I testifie that the above said Mr. St. Nicholas, living near Mr. Hewett in England, did manifest his desire to settle by Mr. Hewett in New England, and by my observance of Mr. St. Nicholas words and actions and also Mr. Whiting, did apprehend that Mr. Whiting bought Mr. Ludlow's Lands to accomodate the said Mr. St. Nicholas. Mr. Edward Griswold personally appeared this 15 May 1684, and made oath to the above written before me.
John Allyn, Assist.

"The testimony of Capt. George Griswold aged about 72 years, and the testimony of Mr. John Griswold aged about 69 years, they both being sons of George Griswold, the deponents being both of Windsor in the county of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England is as follows: viz: that our Grandfather's name was EDWARD GRISWOLD and it was formerly and has ever since been always accepted and reputed that our said Grandfather's father's name was GEORGE GRISWOLD and the said George Griswold our Great Grandfather had three sons, the eldest named Edward, the second named Matthew and the third or youngest son named Thomas; and the said Edward the eldest son and the said Matthew the second son came into New England from Killingsworth in Warwickshire in England; and in all our discourses amongst the families of said Griswolds in New England, together with other elderly observing gentlemen, they are and have ever been so accepted and reputed to be, without contradiction or gainsaying, according to the best of our remembrance.
"And the Deponents further add and say that the above named Edward Griswold's eldest son has always been called and reputed to be Francis Griswold, without any contradiction or gainsaying as aforesaid that we know of.
"Windsor in Hartford County in Connecticut, New England, personally appeared, on the 19th day of January, Anno Dom. 1737-8. Capt. George Griswold and John Griswold, the above named Deponents, and made solemn Oath, in due form of law, to the truth of the above written testimony, before me,
Henry Allan, Justice of Peace

An early map of Killingworth shows Edward Griswold's home to have been located where now stands the stone house on the north side of the Boston Post Road as you come into Clinton from the west side of the town. "A Narrative of the Griswold Family"

A Digest of the Early connecticut Probate Records" Vol I pg. 60


The testimony of Edward Griswold, aged about 77 years, is that about the year 1639 Mr. William Whiting, Decd. was Undertaker for a shipp in England, in which Shipp I came to New England. The sd Mr. Whiting borrowed of one Mr. John Saint Nicholas about two hundred pounds, wch I had the Bill to receive here, wch money reced. against Mr. Whiting by Mr. Nicholas order here. And at the time many passengers came over, severall of which settled in Windsor, and a gennerall expectation there was at that time, as appeared by discourse of many more passengers to come, and some of not, as the said Mr. St. Nicholas for one, by which means Land at Windsor near the towne and ready for improvement was at a high price; and about that time the said Mr. Whiting bought, as was Comonly reeported, Mr. Ludlow's Land at Windsor, that is, when land was dear, and I know Mr. Ludlow went away then in a short time after. But afterwards people that were expected out of England, not comeing in Such numbers as was looked for, Mr. Ludlow ( ) to England, and others removeing to the Sea Side, the Lands at Windsor fell very much in price from what they were at when Mr. Ludlow sold to Mr. Whiting, So that Generally, to my Observance, Lands were not sold but at half the price as before or about half the price. Further, I testifie that the above said Mr. St. Nicholas, living near Mr. Hewett in England, did manifest his desire to settle by Mr. Hewett in New England, and by my observance of Mr. St. Nicholas words and actions and also Mr. Whiting, did apprehend that Mr. Whiting bought Mr. Ludlow's Lands to accomodate the said Mr. St. Nicholas. Mr. Edward Griswold personally appeared this 15 May 1684, and made oath to the above written before me.
John Allyn, Assist.

"The testimony of Capt. George Griswold aged about 72 years, and the testimony of Mr. John Griswold aged about 69 years, they both being sons of George Griswold, the deponents being both of Windsor in the county of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England is as follows: viz: that our Grandfather's name was EDWARD GRISWOLD and it was formerly and has ever since been always accepted and reputed that our said Grandfather's father's name was GEORGE GRISWOLD and the said George Griswold our Great Grandfather had three sons, the eldest named Edward, the second named Matthew and the third or youngest son named Thomas; and the said Edward the eldest son and the said Matthew the second son came into New England from Killingsworth in Warwickshire in England; and in all our discourses amongst the families of said Griswolds in New England, together with other elderly observing gentlemen, they are and have ever been so accepted and reputed to be, without contradiction or gainsaying, according to the best of our remembrance.
"And the Deponents further add and say that the above named Edward Griswold's eldest son has always been called and reputed to be Francis Griswold, without any contradiction or gainsaying as aforesaid that we know of.
"Windsor in Hartford County in Connecticut, New England, personally appeared, on the 19th day of January, Anno Dom. 1737-8. Capt. George Griswold and John Griswold, the above named Deponents, and made solemn Oath, in due form of law, to the truth of the above written testimony, before me,
Henry Allan, Justice of Peace

An early map of Killingworth shows Edward Griswold's home to have been located where now stands the stone house on the north side of the Boston Post Road as you come into Clinton from the west side of the town. "A Narrative of the Griswold Family"

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Inscription

In Memory Of
EDWARD GRISWOLD
1607-1690

and his wife
MARGARET
DIED 1670

Settled at Windsor
1639
Founder at Killingworth
1663

First Deputy to General Court
First Deacon of First Church

ERECTED BY
THE GRISWOLD FAMILY ASSOCIATION
1990

Gravesite Details

Settler at Windsor and founder of Killingworth (now Clinton), a memorial stone was put in place by the Griswold Family Association adjacent to the burial place of his wife, Margaret.


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