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Steven Hand

  • Birth 1637 Tonbridge, Tonbridge and Malling Borough, Kent, England
  • Death 15 Apr 1693 East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Burial East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 77834317

Constable of East Hampton.

Steven Hand, Senr., died testate with a will dated May 17, 1688, which was proved at Brookhaven on May 2, 1693, mentioning his property at Wainscott, Acabonnack, Napeaque, and Montauk. He was the father of three sons, Stephen, Joseph, and Samuel, and five daughters, and his widow Rebecca served as executor of the estate. His name is perpetuated to this day at East Hampton in Hand's Creek and Stephen Hand's Path.

Son of John Hand (1609-1660) of East Hampton, Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, by his wife Alice Gransden Hand (1613-alive in 1670), who were married at Tonbridge, Kent, on Apr. 24, 1634.

Grandson of Stephen Hand of Sundridge in Kent, England, and his wife Anne, widow Buckland, and also of Henry Gransden, gentleman, of Tonbridge in Kent, England, and his wife Alice Harris Gransden.

Steven Hand's first wife [Sarah?] died before the 1684 will of her father John Stretton, and sometime between 1684 and 1686 he married his sister-in-law, Rebecca Stretton Bushnell.

[Elizabeth Osborne (d. 1711) is said by some to have been his daughter.]

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  • Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 8 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77834317
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Steven Hand (1637–15 Apr 1693), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77834317, citing South End Cemetery, East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .