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Ancestors of Margaret Rose Bell


      2864. John Scranton8, born Abt. 1610 in England; died August 27, 1671 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. He married 2865. Joanna.

      2865. Joanna, born Abt. 1626 in England; died July 22, 1661 in Guilford, Connecticut.

Notes for John Scranton:
The Scrantons, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, are descended from John Scranton, who, with others, in all about twenty-five heads of families, came to America, landing at Boston in 1637, and founded the plantation of Guilford, Connecticut, in 1639, being one of the three plantations constituting the colony of New Haven, later the colony and state of Connecticut. They came from England, from the town of Guilford, and the counties of Kent and Surrey, descended from a people who had their rise in the reign of "bloody Queen Mary," under whose persecuting reign their meetings for religious worship without a liturgy were broken up and some of them burned at the stake.
(I) Seeking religious liberty, these early Puritans came to America in 1637, and among them was John Scranton. He was then under thirty years of age, and lived until August 27, 1671, and died at the age of about sixty. He was a free burgess and one of the company which in Robert Newman's barn in New Haven on June 4, 1639, laid the foundation of civil and religious polity by the adoption of an order of liberal government for what ultimately became the state of Connecticut. He was a man of prominence in the colony, was marshal of the colony, was repeatedly on committees of executive importance, and was a member of the general court in 1669 and 1670. The inventory of his estate is recorded in the New Haven probate records, October 27, 1671.

More About John Scranton:
Christening: Guildford, Surrey, England
Immigration: 1637, Landed at Boston
Occupation: Deputy to the N. H. Legislature, marshall of Guilford, free burgess and member of the general court
Religion: Puritan
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, and New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut
Title (Facts Pg): 1669, Freeman

More About Joanna:
Immigration: July 1639, Arrived at New Haven, Connecticut, on the second ship
     
Children of John Scranton and Joanna are:
  1432 i.   Captain John Scranton, Jr., born Abt. 1641 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died September 02, 1703 in Guilford, Connecticut; married (1) Mercy Johnson; married (2) Mary Seward March 12, 1673/74 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; married (3) Elizabeth Bishop December 1691 in Guilford, Connecticut.
  ii.   Thomas Scranton, born Abt. 1643 in Guilford, Connecticut; died February 1710/11; married (1) Deborah Dudley; born September 20, 1647 in Guilford, Connecticut; died October 1681 in Guilford, Connecticut; married (2) Elizabeth Goodrich; died Unknown.
  More About Thomas Scranton:
Occupation: Farmer and nutmegger
Title (Facts Pg): 1677, Freeman

  iii.   Sarah Scranton, born May 16, 1645 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Unknown; married John Bushnell in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Unknown.


      2866. Lt. William Seward9, born 1627 in Bristol, Gloucester, England; died March 29, 1689 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. He was the son of 5732. John Seward. He married 2867. Grace Norton April 02, 1651 in New Haven, Connecticut.

      2867. Grace Norton10, born in Ockley, Surrey, England; died March 05, 1703/04 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. She was the daughter of 2868. Thomas Norton and 2869. Grace Wells.

More About Lt. William Seward:
Immigration: Came from Bristol, Somersetshire, England and settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1643`
Military service: Lieutenant in the Colonial Wars and a commander at Guilford, Connecticut
Occupation: Tanner, attorney, auditor, surveyor, Deputy to the General Court and Marshal
Residence: Guilford and New Haven, Connecticut, and Taunton, Massachusetts

More About Grace Norton:
Christening: January 13, 1631/32, Dean Parish, Bedfordshire, England
     
Children of William Seward and Grace Norton are:
  1433 i.   Mary Seward, born February 28, 1651/52 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died Unknown in Guilford, Connecticut; married Captain John Scranton, Jr. March 12, 1673/74 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.
  ii.   Capt. John Seward, born February 14, 1653/54 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died December 06, 1748 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; married Abigail Bushnell June 25, 1679; born February 1659/60; died June 30, 1750.
  Notes for Capt. John Seward:
John and his brothers were among the founders of Durham.

  More About Capt. John Seward:
Occupation: One-third owner of a sawmill
Residence: Guilford and Durham

  More About Abigail Bushnell:
Residence: Saybrook and Guilford, Connecticut

  iii.   Dr. Joseph Seward, born 1655 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died February 14, 1731/32; married Judith Bushnell February 07, 1681/82; born January 1655/56; died November 17, 1740.
  More About Dr. Joseph Seward:
Residence: 1701, Durham, Connecticut

  More About Judith Bushnell:
Residence: 1701, Durham, Connecticut

  iv.   Samuel Seward, born August 20, 1659 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Unknown.
  Notes for Samuel Seward:
died young

  v.   Caleb Seward, born March 14, 1661/62 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died August 02, 1728 in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut; married Lydia Bushnell; died Unknown.
  Notes for Caleb Seward:
On May 4, 1699 Caleb moved to Durham, Connecticut, where he was the first settler.

  More About Caleb Seward:
Occupation: Farmer and Tanner

  vi.   Stephen Seward, born August 06, 1664 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Unknown in Guilford, Connecticut.
  vii.   Samuel Seward, born February 08, 1666/67; died April 08, 1689.
  viii.   Hannah Seward, born February 08, 1669/70 in Guilford, Connecticut; died Unknown; married (1) John Tustin; died Unknown; married (2) Joseph Hand; died Unknown.
  Notes for Hannah Seward:
Hannah was a twin.

  ix.   Ebenezer Seward, born December 13, 1672 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died October 17, 1701.
  More About Ebenezer Seward:
Cause of Death: kicked by a horse



      2868. Thomas Norton11,12,13,14, born 15; died 1648 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. He married 2869. Grace Wells in England.

      2869. Grace Wells, born in Bedfordshire, England; died August 1648 in Connecticut.

Notes for Thomas Norton:
Thomas came from England with the Rev. Mr. Whitfield. Thomas was aboard the first ship the "Saint John," commanded by Captain Russell. It sailed from England on May 20, 1639 and arrived at New Haven between July 10-15, 1639. Thomas signed the Plantation Covenant. He was one of the original settlers of Guilford, Connecticut.
The records differ on who Thomas's parents were. Some say William was his father and Demis Cheemsley was his mother. Some say Margaret Hawes was his mother. Others say Robert was his father and Anna Hare was his mother. The records also differ on Thomas's birth. It ranges from 1582 to 1626.

More About Thomas Norton:
Baptism: September 15, 1609, Sharpenhoe, Streatley, Bedfordshire, England
Burial: Unknown, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
Military service: Ensign---Pequot War
Occupation: Miller and church warden
Residence: Oakley, Surrey, England, Boston, Massachusetts, and Guilford, Connecticut

  Notes for Grace Wells:
The records differ on Grace's parents. Most of them say that Hugh (Thomas) Wells or Welles is her father and Frances Belcher is her mother. I have seen one record that says that John Wells is her father.
     
Children of Thomas Norton and Grace Wells are:
  i.   Grace Norton16, born in Ockley, Surrey, England; died March 05, 1703/04 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; married Lt. William Seward April 02, 1651 in New Haven, Connecticut; born 1627 in Bristol, Gloucester, England; died March 29, 1689 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.
  More About Grace Norton:
Christening: January 13, 1631/32, Dean Parish, Bedfordshire, England

  More About Lt. William Seward:
Immigration: Came from Bristol, Somersetshire, England and settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1643`
Military service: Lieutenant in the Colonial Wars and a commander at Guilford, Connecticut
Occupation: Tanner, attorney, auditor, surveyor, Deputy to the General Court and Marshal
Residence: Guilford and New Haven, Connecticut, and Taunton, Massachusetts

  ii.   Ann Norton, born in England; died 1679 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; married John Warner June 28, 1649 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; born Abt. 1615 in England; died Abt. 1679 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.
  More About Ann Norton:
Baptism: January 13, 1632 in Deane, Bedfordshire, England
Burial: 1679

  More About John Warner:
Residence: Saybrook and Hartford

  iii.   George Norton, Sr., born 1606; died 1659 in Salem, Massachusetts; married Mary Machias in Salem, Massachusetts; died Unknown.
  More About George Norton, Sr.:
Residence: Ipswich and Salem, Massachusetts

  iv.   Thomas Norton, Jr., born 1626 in Ockley, Surrey, England; died November 25, 1712 in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut; married Elizabeth Mason May 08, 1671 in Saybrook, Connecticut; born August 1654 in Saybrook, Litchfield, Connecticut; died January 31, 1698/99.
  More About Thomas Norton, Jr.:
Occupation: Farmer and Town Officer at Saybrook
Residence: Saybrook and Durham, Connecticut

  1434 v.   Deacon John Norton, born 1628 in Surrey, England; died March in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; married (1) Hannah Seward Stone in Connecticut; married (2) Elizabeth Hubbard March 05, 1703/04.
  vi.   Mary Norton, born May 07, 1630 in Dean, Bedford, England; died 1662 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; married Dea. Samuel Rockwell April 1658 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; born March 28, 1631 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died Unknown.
  More About Mary Norton:
Burial: Unknown, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Christening: 1635, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts

  More About Dea. Samuel Rockwell:
Residence: Windsor

  vii.   Abigail Norton, born 1642 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died Unknown; married Ananias Tryon August 06, 1667 in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut; died Unknown.
  More About Ananias Tryon:
Residence: Killingsworth



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