Michael Griswold

Michael Griswold

Birth
Warwickshire, England
Death 26 Sep 1684 (aged 73–74)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot ancient burying ground (A-19-?)
Memorial ID 21181206 · View Source
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NOTE: THERE MAY BE INACCURACIES IN THIS MEMORIAL. IT HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED BY A RESEARCHER THAT THE GUIDELINE SOURCE TO USE IS, "1999, THE GRISWOLD FAMILY ASSOCIATION'S LATEST EDITION, "THE GRESWOLD FAMILY: 12 GENERATIONS IN ENGLAND" SINCE THERE HAVE BEEN CORRECTIONS SINCE THE EARLIER VERSION. I HAVE NO INTEREST IN THIS FAMILY LINE AND ONLY ADD/CORRECT INFORMATION THAT IS PROVIDED. IF YOU BELIEVE A LINK IS INCORRECT, PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER RATHER THAN ME TO FIX THIS. MARIE


F.A.G. #47044232 provided the following information:
If Michael was born in 1618, he cannot be a son of Dousabel (Leigh) Griswold, who died 26 August 1615. He was probably the son of George's second wife, Dorothy (James). I do not have date/place for the second marriage, but believe it to be true, and a son born in 1618 would fit.

Dorothy James, born 10 July 1581, in Kenilworth, Warwick, daughter of Henry and Bridgett (Littgleton) James, died in 1630, also in Kenilworth. to my knowledge she has not been entered in Find A Grave, although she is on FamilySearch.

Another F.A.G. noted the following:
Birth year is to align with his headstone.

FAG #47814160 provided the following info:
Michael came to New England; Mason by trade and yeoman by rank. Owned lands in Wethersfield as early as 1640. Was the only freeman of the name in Wethersfield in 1659. Served as constable, assessor and appraiser of land. He was never prominent and apparently did not seek to be, and did not reach the success in life that came to Edward and Matthew. He evidently had the confidence of his neighbors; a steady individual, content to ply his trade, yet ever ready to assist in the community welfare. He was associated with Emanuel Buck in business for a time. Had a house and two acres on New Street, which street was abandoned 1660, so that his house was located on what is now Garden Street..

Connecticut Historical Society Collections XXII shows he served on Jury, and on page 196, Oct 9, 1658, he was fined twenty shillings for taking up and selling a horse that was not his own..

General court records, Feb 23, 1659, he was freed from training but was to maintain watch and ward. John Riley in his will, May 13, 1674, Hartford probate records mentions "My Cousin Michael Griswold.".

The records mention ANN his wife, but who she was, her parentage, and the date of marriage has not been determined. It is to be presumed from the date of the birth of his first child that they were married in the Colony..

Michael Griswold.

Their Children Recorded in Wethersfield:

Thomas, b. Oct, 22, 1646
Hester, b. May 8, 1648
Mary, b. Jan. 28, 1650
Michael, b. Feb, 14, 1652, d. Infant.
Abigail, b. Jun. 8, 1655
Isaac, b. Sep. 1658
Jacob, b. Apr. 15, 1660
Sarah, b. Sep. 1662..
Michael, b. Mar. 7, 1666/7.

Wethersfield, Conn. Records; Stiles Ancient Wethersfield, II, 166; Conn. Colony records, Vol. I. 3, 44; Vol. II, 195, 198, 520..
The Griswold family, England-America : Edward of Windsor, Connecticut, Matthew of Lyme, Connecticut, Michael of Wethersfield, Connecticut / compiled by Glenn E. Griswold. v.2


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his wife, Ann - settled at Wethersfield 1640 (erected by The Griswold Family Association 1996)


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  • Originally Created by: Marie Bonafonte
  • Added: 26 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21181206
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Griswold (1610–26 Sep 1684), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21181206, citing Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .