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Some descendants of Captain George Denison - aqw01.htm

Some Descendants of Captain George DENISON

First Generation

1. Captain George DENISON was born Dec 1620 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England and was christened 10 Dec 1620 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. He died 23 Oct 1694 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut and was buried in Old Center Church Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

George was christened 10 Dec 1620 in Bishop's, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by Denison, Peck, Jacobus, page 1
    George's bro. Gen. Danl Denison wrote in 1672 "My  two brothers, Edward and George had all the estate of my father left between them, being both married long before my father's death: my Brother George buried his first Wife in the tear 1643, went into England was a souldier there above a year, was at the Battle of York, or Marston Moor, where he did good service, was afterward taken Prisoner, but got free and having married a second Wife he returned to New England the year before our mother died, and not long afterward remobved himself to New London near whereunto at Stonington he now liveth.
    The tradition that George served in Cromwell's army is thus vertified. The story is also told that he was wounded and was nursed at the home of John Borodell, a cordwainner, (leather merchant) of Cork, by his dau Ann who he married for his second wife.
    During 15 sessions George was Deputy for New London or Stonington at the CT General Ct., and he died at Hartford, while discharging this duty. His gravestone, which was cut by an illustrious craftsman, James Stanclift, Sr., is in the yard of the old Center Church, Hartford.

ELDRED AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES, Researched by: Catherine Matson & Clarice McNiven, Compiled by: Carol & Susan Matson, pp. 56.
    George came to New England in 1633 on the "Lion". After the death of his wife Bridget, he returned to England and joined Cromwell's army. The story is told that he was wounded and was nursed at the home of John Borodell, a cordwainer (leather merchant) of Cork, Ireland, and later married his daughter, Ann. His first appearance after his return with Ann was in 1651 principally as a Guarantee of New London, CT. He had been in Roxbury, MA where he had a house lot given him on his settling there. He was a Capt. in 1647 in Roxbury and a Freeman in 1648. He was called a "young soldier lately come out of the wars in England". He was called a bold and distinguishing leader. He served as Deputy to the Connectiuct General Court from New London CT, Sept. 1653 to May 1654 and Feb. 1657. He served from Stonington CT Oct 1671, Oct 1674, 1678, 1682, 1683, and to the time of his death.
    When George was first mentioned in CT records he is called "Captain", based upon his service and commissioned in England. He served on the War Commission for New London in 1653, when war threatened with the Dutch. Although only 56, he served as Capt. in King Phillip's war in 1676 in command of the New London Troops and 2nd in command of the Conn. Army under robert Treat. He was appointed Provost Marshall in 1677.

Researching this line is Munson Hinman at [email protected]

  Sources: Montville; Park Society Newsletter, 1978, #3; Potter-Richardson Memorial; Coe; The Great Migration Begins, v1, p523; Magna Charta Sureties 163-11; AF.
  Montville: Capt. George Denison, born 1618 in England, came to New England
about 1631 with his father and two brothers and settled at Roxbury, Mass. He
married Bridget Thompson of Stonington in 1640 and had two daughters. After her death in 1643, he returned to England "and engaged in the civil war"--side not stated. In Ireland he married Anne Brodil, daughter of John Brodil. They
had seven children: John, George, William, Anne, Margaret, Brodil and Mary.
  The daughters by Bridget Thompson were Sarah, born 20 March 1641, who married a Stanton, and Hannah, born 20 May 1643, who married a Saxton.
  He was the first representative from Stonington in the General Assembly at
Hartford. He died 23 Oct. 1694, age 76, while attending the assembly at
  Memorial: George Denison, 1618-1694,  son of William and Margaret (Chandler) Denison of Roxbury.
  Migration: George Denison, baptized 10 Dec. 1620 at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. Married (1) Bridget Thompson March 1640 in Roxbury, and (2) Ann Borodell about 1645 in England. [Article on his father, William, and his family begins on page 521.]
  Sureties: Capt. George Denison, gentleman. Baptized Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire 10 Dec. 1620. Died Hartford, Conn., 23 Oct. 1694. Married (1) Bridget Tompson; (2) Ann Borodell. He was the son of William Denison and Margaret (Chandler) Monck.

George married (1) Bridget THOMPSON, daughter of John THOMPSON and Alice FREEMAN, on Mar 1640 in Roxbury, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. Bridget was christened 11 Sep 1622 in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England. She died Aug 1645 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts and was buried in Mystic, New London Co., Connecticut.

Bridget was christened 11 Sep 1622 in Preston Capes, Parish, Northamptonshire, England.

Denison Genealogy, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 1.
    dau of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson

  Sources: Montville; The American Genealogist, 13/2; History of Stonington;
Potter-Richardson Memorial; The Great Migration Begins, v1, p523; Magna Charta Sureties 163-11.
  Migration: Bridget Thompson, daughter of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson of Preston, Northamptonshire, married George  Denison March 1640 at Roxbury.
  Am. Genealogist: Bridgett Thompson, baptized 11 Sept. 1622, Preston Capes
Parish, Northamptonshire. Married George Denison March 1640  [1640/41].
  Stonington: Bridget Thompson, married George Denison in 1640.
  Montville: Bridget Thompson of Stonington, married 1640, died 1643. Page 541 reprints a 1640 letter to Bridget from her future husband.
  Memorial: Bridget Thompson, 1622-1643; married George Denison, son of
William. Baptized at Little Preston, Preson Capes, Northamptonshire, 11 Sept.
1622. Married George Denison, Roxbury, MA, 1640. After the birth of her second child she died in 1643 and was buried in Roxbury.
  Sureties: Bridget Tompson, baptized Preston Capes, 11 Sept. 1622. Died
August 1643. Married March 1640/1 Capt. George Denison.

They had the following children:

+ 2 F i Sarah DENISON was christened 20 Mar 1641/1642 and died 19 Dec 1701.
+ 3 F ii Hannah DENISON was born 20 May 1643.

George also married (2) Ann BORODELL [scrapbook], daughter of John BORODELL and Anne BROUGHTON, about 1645 in Cork, County Cork, Ireland. Ann was born 17 Mar 1615/1616 in Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland. She died 26 Sep 1712 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried 1 in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 1.
    Father John Borodell, cordwainner (leather merchance) of Cork, Ireland.

  Source: Montville.
  Montville: Anne Brodil, died 26 Sept. 1712, age 97.

They had the following children:

+ 4 M iii John Borodell DENISON was born 14 Jun 1646 and died 1697.
+ 5 F iv Ann DENISON was christened 20 May 1649 and died 17 Nov 1706.
+ 6 F v Borodell DENISON was born about 1651 and died 11 Jan 1702.
+ 7 M vi George DENISON was born about 1653 and died 27 Dec 1711.
+ 8 M vii Lt. William DENISON was born about 1655 and died 26 Mar 1715.
+ 9 F viii Margaret DENISON was born about 1657 and died 5 May 1741.
  10 F ix
Mercy DENISON was born about 1659 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 10 Mar 1670/1671 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

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