Tuesday, August 11, 2020


My 9x great grandfather John Giddings was born in England abd became a leading citizen of both Ipswich and the colony. William Richard Cutter give the following information:  

John Giddings, who was born in 1639, had a commonage granted him in 1667; was a commoner in 1678; a lieutenant of militia; and was also a deputy to the General Court in 1683, 1684 and 1685. On Feb. 20, 1690, his estate was inventoried at £269 15s. I0d.; his death took place March 3, 1691, and the estate was partitioned March 29, 1692. After his death his widow, Sarah, married Henry Herrick, of Beverly, and she died in Gloucester. To the marriage of John and Sarah Giddings were born ten children: George, born in 1664, (first) married Mary Skamp and (second) Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins; Elizabeth was first married, Dec. 16, 1685, to Mark Haskell, and later to John Dennison, of Ipswich; Jane married Nov. 26, 1691, Joseph Haradine (she had no children); Sarah, born in 1672, married John Haraden, who died Nov. 11, 1724, the father of several children: John was born in 1665; Job, born in 1677, married Sarah Andrews, became the father of three children, and died Feb. 27, 1708; Solomon, born in 1679, married Margery Goodhue: Joshua, born in 1681, married Abigail, was the father of five children (three of whom died young), and was probably lost at sea in 1716; Thomas, born in 1683, married Sarah Butler; Mary, born in 1686, was married to Benjamin York. -p257

Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County, Connecticut: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families, Volume 1 J.H. Beers & Co 1901

I'm descended from John's daughter Elizabeth who married Marke Haskell.

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