Section TB: Descendants of John Greswold

David Thaler
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Report generated by MagiCensus Deluxe v5.1.0 on 29 June 2017
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Generation One

1. JOHN1 GRESWOLD was born in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom[43, 14], and died between 1280 and 1396 in Solihull, Warwickshire[43]. He married about 1290[54], (VQ-2) _____ HUGGEFORD of Hulverle Hall, Solihull, daughter of (VQ-1) William HUGGEFORD. [43, 14, 54]
Child:
+2i.RALPH2 GRESWOLD, b. about 1250/1 in Solihull[43]; m. MARGARET DADLEY.


Generation Two

2. RALPH2 GRESWOLD (John1), son of (1) John1 and (VQ-2) _____ (HUGGEFORD) GRESWOLD, was born in Solihull[43], and died between 1201/2 and 1465. He married MARGARET DADLEY. [43, 15, 54]
Child:
+3i.RICHARD3 GRESWOLD of Solihull, b. about 1300; d. before 1411[50] in Solihull[50]; m. (TI-2) _____ GROME of Kineton, Solihull, daughter of (TI-1) William GROME.


Generation Three

3. RICHARD3 GRESWOLD (Ralph2, John1) of Solihull, son of (2) Ralph2 and Margaret (DADLEY) GRESWOLD, was born between 1201 and 1397, and died between 1312 and 1411[50] in Solihull[50]. He married (TI-2) _____ GROME of Kineton, daughter of (TI-1) William GROME. [50, 15, 55]
Child:
+4i.WILLIAM VEL THOMAS4 GRESWOLD, b. about 1370; m. (ST-2) ISABELL GRANGE, daughter of (ST-1) Thomas GRANGE.


Generation Four

4. WILLIAM VEL THOMAS4 GRESWOLD (Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (3) Richard3 and (TI-2) _____ (GROME) GRESWOLD, was born between 1319/20 and 1386, and died between 1379 and 1496 in Solihull[51]. He married (ST-2) ISABELL GRANGE, daughter of (ST-1) Thomas GRANGE. [50, 15, 55, 51]
vel is the Latin term for "or" and William is almost always termed thus. In later records the term "als" (alius} is more frequent but means the same.[50]
Child:
+5i.JOHN5 GRESWOLD, b. about 1390[51] in Kineton[51]; d. before 1459[51] in Solihull[51]; m. about 1413[51] (HG-2) MARGARET BROMLEY of Longdon Hall, Solihull, daughter of (HG-1) Henry and Alice (HAWES) BROMLEY.


Generation Five

5. JOHN5 GRESWOLD (William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (4) William vel Thomas4 and (ST-2) Isabell (GRANGE) GRESWOLD, was born about 1390[51] in Kineton[51], and died between 1403 and 1459[51] in Solihull[51]. He married about 1413[51], (HG-2) MARGARET BROMLEY of Longdon Hall, daughter of (HG-1) Henry and Alice (HAWES) BROMLEY. [51, 15, 55]
Child:
+6i.JOHN6 GRESWOLD, b. about 1414[27]; d. about 1473[27] in Rowington, Warwickshire[27]; m. (FA-2) ELIZABETH BEYNHAM, d. in Rowington[27], daughter of (FA-1) Thomas BEYNHAM.


Generation Six

6. JOHN6 GRESWOLD (John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (5) John5 and (HG-2) Margaret (BROMLEY) GRESWOLD, was born about 1414[27], and died between 1463 and 1483[27] in Rowington[27]. He married (FA-2) ELIZABETH BEYNHAM, daughter of (FA-1) Thomas BEYNHAM, who died in Rowington[27]. [52, 15, 55, 27]
Child:
+7i.JOHN7 GRESWOLD, ESQ., b. about 1440[29]; d. in 1481[30] in Rowington[30]; m. about 1465[30] _____ _____.


Generation Seven

7. JOHN7 GRESWOLD, ESQ. (John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (6) John6 and (FA-2) Elizabeth (BEYNHAM) GRESWOLD, was born about 1440[29], and died in 1481[30] in Rowington[30]. He married about 1465[30], _____ _____. [28, 29, 30]
Children:
+8i.RICHARD8 GRESWOLD, b. about 1470[33]; d. on 17 Sept. 1537[33] in Solihull[33]; m. JOAN STOCKLEY, b. in Yoxall, Staffordshire, England[33] about 1476[33], d. in Solihull[33] after 1517[33].
+9ii.JOHN GRESWOLD, b. about 1472[39] in Rowington[39]; d. on 20 June 1515[39] in Rowington[39].


Generation Eight

8. RICHARD8 GRESWOLD (John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (7) John7, Esq. and _____ (_____), was born about 1470[33], and died on 17 Sept. 1537[33] in Solihull[33]. He married JOAN STOCKLEY, who was born about 1476[33] in Yoxall[33], and died after 1517[33] in Solihull[33]. [31, 15, 55, 33]
Child:
+10i.THOMAS9 GRESWOLD of Solihull, b. about 1502[35]; d. on 8 July 1577[33]; m. ALICE PARKER, d. in Solihull[13] in 1540[13].
9. JOHN8 GRESWOLD (John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (7) John7, Esq. and _____ (_____), was born about 1472[39] in Rowington[39], and died on 20 June 1515[39] in Rowington[39]. [32, 39]
Child:
+11i.JOHN9 GRESWOLD, b. about 1510[41]; d. on 15 May 1583[41] in South Rookery, England[41].


Generation Nine

10. THOMAS9 GRESWOLD (Richard8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1) of Solihull, son of (8) Richard8 and Joan (STOCKLEY) GRESWOLD, was born about 1502[35], and died on 8 July 1577[33]. He married ALICE PARKER, who died in 1540[13] in Solihull[13]. [34, 15, 55, 35, 33]
Child:
+12i.RICHARD10 GRESWOLD, b. about 1539[37]; d. on 7 Jan. 1563[35]; m. on 15 Sept. 1561[37] in Solihull[37] MARGARET HALL.
11. JOHN9 GRESWOLD (John8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (9) John8 GRESWOLD, was born about 1510[41], and died on 15 May 1583[41] in South Rookery[41]. [40, 41]
Child:
+13i.ROGER10 GRESWOLD, b. about 1540[44] in Rowington[44]; bur. on 15 March 1617/8[44] in Ederstone[44].


Generation Ten

12. RICHARD10 GRESWOLD (Thomas9, Richard8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (10) Thomas9 and Alice (PARKER) GRESWOLD, was born about 1539[37], and died on 7 Jan. 1563[35]. He married in Solihull[37], on 15 Sept. 1561[37], MARGARET HALL. [36, 15, 55, 37, 35]
Child:
+14i.HENRY11 GRESWOLD, bp. on 14 June 1563[38] in Fillongley, Warwickshire[38]; m. on 30 Oct. 1592[38] in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England[38] (WW-3) DOROTHY JAMES, b. in Kenilworth about 1567, d. in England in 1630, daughter of (WW-2) Henry and (ZN-5) Bridget (LYTTELTON) JAMES.
13. ROGER10 GRESWOLD (John9, John8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (11) John9 GRESWOLD, was born about 1540[44] in Rowington[44], and was buried on 15 March 1617/8[44] in Ederstone[44]. [42, 44]
Child:
+15i.GEORGE11 GRESWOLD, bp. on 6 Nov. 1574[46] in Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire[46]; d. about 1623[46]; m. about 1606[46] DOUSABEL LEIGH, b. about 1575[46].


Generation Eleven

14. HENRY11 GRESWOLD (Richard10, Thomas9, Richard8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (12) Richard10 and Margaret (HALL) GRESWOLD, was christened on 14 June 1563[38] in Fillongley[38], and died between 30 Oct. 1592 and 1672/3. He married in Belbroughton[38], on 30 Oct. 1592[38], (WW-3) DOROTHY JAMES, daughter of (WW-2) Henry and (ZN-5) Bridget (LYTTELTON) JAMES, who was born about 1567 in Kenilworth, and died in 1630 in England. [38, 15, 3, 56]
None of his descendants came to America.[38]
Child:
16i.GEORGE12 GRESWOLD, b. about 1600.
Many sites have perpetuated the error that Dorothy James married a George Greswold and had various children who came to America. The available records do not support this. Dorothy James married Henry Greswold in Belbroughton, Warwickshire in 1592. They did have a son George (as well as Humphrey and William). However, George was only about 13 years old (i.e., born ca 1588) when his father died in 1601/2. George died about 1615. George was presumably unmarried as no mention is made of a wife or children and all of his property (including Greet Hill) went to his brother Humphrey. His father was born in 1563 (his mother, Dorothy, is reputed to have been born about 1567 and died in 1656). Thus they could not have had a son George born in 1548.[23]
15. GEORGE11 GRESWOLD (Roger10, John9, John8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (13) Roger10 GRESWOLD, was christened on 6 Nov. 1574[46] in Wooten Wawen[46], and died between 1613 and 1633[46]. He married about 1606[46], DOUSABEL LEIGH, who was born about 1575[46], was buried on 28 Aug. 1615[46] in Wooten Wawen[46]. [45, 15, 8, 46]
The George Greswold mentioned in the eleventh generation in the Visitation of Warwickshire, 1619, may be the father of Edward Griswold, who emigrated from Kenilworth, England, to Windsor, Conn. in 1639. It is clear from a deposition made by Captain George Griswold that the great grandfather's name was George Griswold, who had three sons, Edward, Matthew and Thomas. There is thus the possibility that George Griswold, father of Edward and Matthew, is to be identified with the George Griswold of the eleventh generation. More than this possibility, or at most probability, cannot be affirmed as yet. The Kenilworth parish records prior to 1630, which might have settled the question, were destroyed during the wars of the Commonwealth, and the Griswold family in England has become extinct. There are facts enough, however, to make the connection between the Griswolds, of Windsor, Conn. and the Greswold heraldic family of Kenilworth and Solihull, Warwickshire, at least possible if not probable.[15]
Rev. F. W. Chapman in his unpublished memoranda on the Griswold family held the opinion that the grandfather of Edward and Matthew was a Francis Griswold, on what grounds it is not known.[16]
"Matthew Griswold, Esq., of Kenilworth, Warwick County, England, had three sons, Edward, Matthew and Thomas, who were cousins to Humphrey Griswold, of Malvern Hall."[26]
Children:
+17i.EDWARD12 GRISWOLD, bp. on 26 July 1607[48] in Wooten Wawen[48]; d. on 30 Aug. 1691[48] in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, United States[48]; m. about 1628[48] in England[8, 11] MARGARET _____, b. about 1609[48], d. in Killingworth[8, 12, 48] on 23 Aug. 1670[8, 12, 48].
18ii.MATHEW GRISWOLD, (ESQ.), b. about 1610 in Kenilworth.
From England 1639
Founder of Windsor, CT - to Killingsworth
Was listed as father of Edward, in place of George


Generation Twelve

17. EDWARD12 GRISWOLD (George11, Roger10, John9, John8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), son of (15) George11 and Dousabel (LEIGH) GRESWOLD, was christened on 26 July 1607[48] in Wooten Wawen[48], and died on 30 Aug. 1691[48] in Killingworth[48]. He married in England[8, 11], about 1628[48], MARGARET _____, who was born about 1609[48], and died on 23 Aug. 1670[8, 12, 48] in Killingworth[8, 12, 48]. [47, 2, 6, 8, 11, 25, 57, 48, 14, 26]
The present Clinton, Connecticut is the original Killingworth.[11]
There have in the past been incorrect indentifications of Edwards parentage. In 1943, Glenn E. Griswold reported, "In the study of the life of Edward Griswold, the American ancestor, it must be kept in mind that we have at present no authentic record of his parents or birthplace. All the various statements thus far published in reference to that are pure conjecture, and thus have no standing in genealogical history."

Since then, the Griswold Family Association has conducted much more research and the line shown here is the line currently published.[19]
"Her gravestone is the oldest now standing in the Clinton Congregational burying-ground. It is marked "M. G. 1670". It is reported by some one that Margaret's maiden name was Hicks, on what authority it is not known to us."[17]
"Various names have been given to Margaret, the wife, but let it be understood that this is without any authority cited, and that no records thus far found have disclosed her name or parentage; and to set forth something of such importance without positive authority only results in confusion and disappointment. For many years search to solve this question has continued by brilliant historians, without success."[19]
"EDWARD. Born in England, 1607; m. there about 1630, MARGARET, whose family name and parentage have not been disclosed; neither have we actual records of his birth and marriage."[10]
"Edward Griswold born 1607; married 1630 Margaret daughter of John and Rebecca Diamond, who died 1670, Aug. 30."[4]
"He was born in England in 1607; m. there about 1630, Margaret, whose surname is unknown. She died Aug. 23, 1670. Her uncut gravestone, marked "M.G. 1670," is readily discernable and is said to be the oldest in the cemetery at Clinton, Conn."[7]
Child:
+19i.DEBORAH13 GRISWOLD, bp. on 28 June 1646[9, 12, 18, 53] in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut[9, 12, 18, 53]; d. on 7 Aug. 1717[5] in Killingworth[18, 24]; m. on 13 Nov. 1662[5, 18] in Windsor[20] (HV-2) SAMUEL BUELL, b. in Windsor[18, 53] on 2 Sept. 1641[18, 53], d. in Killingworth[18] on 11 July 1720[18], son of (HV-1) William and Mary (POST) BUELL.


Generation Thirteen

19. DEBORAH13 GRISWOLD (Edward12, George11, Roger10, John9, John8, John7, John6, John5, William vel Thomas4, Richard3, Ralph2, John1), daughter of (17) Edward12 and Margaret (_____) GRISWOLD, was christened on 28 June 1646[9, 12, 18, 53] in Windsor[9, 12, 18, 53], and died on 7 Aug. 1717[5] in Killingworth[18, 24]. She married in Windsor[20], on 13 Nov. 1662[5, 18], (HV-2) SAMUEL BUELL, son of (HV-1) William and Mary (POST) BUELL, who was born on 2 Sept. 1641[18, 53] in Windsor[18, 53], and died on 11 July 1720[18] in Killingworth[18]. [1, 5, 9, 12, 18, 21, 24, 49, 53, 22]
Child: See (HV-2) Samuel BUELL



1. R. R. Hinman, First Puritan Settlers (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968), 120, 139; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org).
2. Ibid., 139.
3. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 616.
4. Ruth Lee Griswold, A Narrative of the Griswold Family from Thomas Griswold, Esq're of Weathersfield and Guilford (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Co., 1931).
5. Ibid., 188.
6. Ibid., 58.
7. Edwin V. Griswold, The Griswolds on the Olentangy (Chicago: No publisher, 1939).
8. Ibid., 6.
9. Ibid., 7.
10. Glenn E. Griswold, The Griswold Family, England - America, Volume II (Rutland, Vermont: Griswold Family Association of America, 1935).
11. Ibid., 16.
12. Ibid., 17.
13. Henry DeWitt Gridwold and Minnie Griswold Space, The Ancestors and Descendants of Edward Griswold of New York (No place: No publisher, 1930), 21.
14. Ibid., 3.
15. Ibid., 4.
16. Ibid., 5.
17. Ibid., 6.
18. Ibid., 7.
19. Glenn E. Griswold, The Griswold Family, England - America, Volume III (Rutland, Vermont: Griswold Family Association of America, 1943), 14.
20. Elizabeth Todd Nash, Fifty Puritan Ancestors, 1628-1660 (New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1902), 131; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org).
21. Ibid., 131, 132.
22. Ibid., 132.
23. Jim Keller, e-mail.
24. Albert Welles, History of the Buell family in England and in America (New York: Society Library, 1881), 26.
25. Ibid., 26, 27.
26. Ibid., 27.
27. Robert L. French, Esther G. French, and Coralee Griswold, The Greswold Family: 12 Generations in England (Wethersfield, Connecticut: Griswold Family Association, 1999), 13.
28. Ibid., 13, 15.
29. Ibid., 15.
30. Ibid., 16.
31. Ibid., 16, 18.
32. Ibid., 17, 41.
33. Ibid., 18.
34. Ibid., 18,21.
35. Ibid., 21.
36. Ibid., 21,23.
37. Ibid., 23.
38. Ibid., 24.
39. Ibid., 41.
40. Ibid., 42, 43.
41. Ibid., 43.
42. Ibid., 43, 51.
43. Ibid., 5.
44. Ibid., 51.
45. Ibid., 51, 52.
46. Ibid., 52.
47. Ibid., 52, 54.
48. Ibid., 54.
49. Ibid., 58.
50. Ibid., 6.
51. Ibid., 8.
52. Ibid., 9, 13.
53. Buell Burdett Bassette, One Bassett Family in America (New Britain, Connecticut: F.A. Bassette Company, 1926).
54. Ibid., 357.
55. Ibid., 358.
56. Ibid., 359.
57. Ibid., 360.