Sunday, August 02, 2020


Turning now to the families of the Haskell wives, I'll begin with Elizabeth (Giddings) Haskell. She was the grandaughter of my 10x great grandfather George Giddings.

George,his wife and their children were part of the Great Migration colonist. passenger on the ship The Planter. William Richard Cutter wrote this about George:

George Giddings, aged twenty, came from England in 1635, and settled in the town of Ipswich, about twenty-five miles from lioston, Massachusetts, with their three servants. They are said to have had as companion on their voyage Sir Henry Vane, fourth governor of Massachusetts. who in 1662 suffered martyrdom for his zeal in the cause of liberty and religion. George Giddings brought with him a letter of recommendation from the rector, or minister, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. George Giddings was born in 1608, died June I, 1676. He was one of Major Denison’s subscribers in 1640, a commoner in 1641, one of the twenty sworn freeholders who paid the highest rates out of two hundred and thirty in 1664. deputy to the general court in I64I-54—55—59—6I—6364-68-72-75, selectman from 1661 to I675, and for a long time a ruling elder of the first church. The inventory of his estate, June 19, I676, exhibited a total value of 231.021, 12s., of which one hundred and fifty-two acres of land with six acres of marsh, at Plumb Island, was appraised at £772. His widow died March, 1680. Children of George and Jane Giddings: Thomas, born 1638. married (first) Mary Goodhue, (second) Elizabeth ; ]ohn, see forward; James, born 1641, married Elizabeth Andrews; Samuel, born 1645, married (first) Hannah Martin, (second) Elizabeth : Joseph Collins, married Susannah Rindge ; Sarah; married Samuel Pearce; George.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2  Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1911

I've found a record of his estate which I'll discuss in the following post.

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