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Captain George Denison, of the "Lion"[1]

Male 1620 - 1694  (74 years)


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  • Name George Denison  [2, 3
    Prefix Captain 
    Suffix of the "Lion" 
    Born 1620  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 10 Dec 1620  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated 1633  America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    on the "Lion" 
    Died 23 Oct 1694  Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Old Center Church Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4772  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father William Denison,   b. 1570, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1653, Roxbury, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Margaret Chandler,   d. 23 Feb 1645, Roxbury, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Nov 1603  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bridget Thompson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Mar 1640  Roxbury, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2005 
    Family ID F1901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann Borodell,   b. 17 Mar 1616, Cork, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1712, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married Abt 1645  Cork, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. John Borodell Denison,   b. 14 Jun 1646, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1697, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Ann Denison,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Borodell Denison,   b. Abt 1651, New London, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George Denison,   b. Abt 1653, New London, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Denison,   b. Abt 1655, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret Denison,   b. Abt 1657, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mercy Denison,   b. Abt 1659, Stonington Twp. New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1620 - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Dec 1620 - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - on the "Lion" - 1633 - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mar 1640 - Roxbury, Norfolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1645 - Cork, Cork, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1694 - Hartford, Hartford, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Center Church Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From "The Great Migration Begins":

      "vii GEORGE, bp. 10 December 1620; m. (1) Roxbury March 1640 Bridget Thompson, daughter of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson of Preston, Northamptonshire [ Lechford 381; TAG 13:1-8]; m. (2) in England say 1645 Ann Borodell (her identity derives from an agreement drawn up on 3 May 1662 in which George Denison names her and her brother; the text of this agreement is found in the history of Stonington with the citation to "First Book of Connecticut State Records in Hartford, Conn., page 274" [Richard Anson Wheeler, History of the Town of Stonington ... (Stonington 1900; rpt. Mystic, Connecticut, 1966), p. 337-38], but what exactly was meant by "First Book" has not been determined). "Brother George buried his first wife in the year 1643, went into England was a soldier 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 after removed himself to New London ..." [ NEHGR 46:128]. (E. Glenn Denison, Denison Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Captain George Denison [Stonington, Connecticut, 1963], concentrates on this branch of the family.) "

      From 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."

      From 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." [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1087] Nancy Ann Norman, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1034016), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1034016&id=I2733 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1086] Denison Genealogy, E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L., (The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963).

    4. [S1089] Eldred and Associated Families, Researched by: Catherine Matson & Clarice McNiven, Compiled by: Carol & Susan Matson, p. 56 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S946] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), MARRIAGE: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, 7 November 1603, Margaret (Chandler) Monk [ NYGBR 67:48]. (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1086] Denison Genealogy, E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L., (The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963), p.1 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S946] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/great_migration/d.asp#WILLIAM_DENISON (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1090] History of the town of Stonington, Wheeler, Richard Anson, (Stonington 1900; rpt. Mystic, Connecticut, 1966), p. 274 (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1025] NEHGR, 46:128 (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1001] TAG, 13:1-8 (Reliability: 0).