Lee,I CAN'T PROVE THE INFORMATION I'M SENDING
I'M NOT RELATED TO YOU
IT'S SORT OF, YOU ASK, I LOOK, I FIND, I SEND
HOPEFULLY IT'LL AT LEAST GIVE YOU A START.
I ENJOY GENEALOGY AND HELPING PEOPLE
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, IT KEEPS ME OFF OF THE COUCH
HERE WE GO:
We're related my friend - Gene Lindsley - along way back though -
My 1st grandfather was John b. 1620 - yours Francis b.1627
They were as you will see, half brothers
Name: Jemima Lindsley
Birth: 28 JUN 1772
Death: 16 AUG 1830
Father: Eleazer Lindsley , Colonel b: 7 DEC 1737 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
Mother: Mary Wallace Miller b: 23 AUG 1738 in Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Marriage 1 Stephens Hopkins , Dr. b: 3 SEP 1766 in Roxbury, Morris Co., New Jersey
Married: 3 APR 1788
Minerva Hopkins b: 15 JUN 1789
Eliza Hopkins b: 7 OCT 1794
Charles Lindsley Hopkins b: 18 NOV 1796
Phoebe Maria Hopkins b: 27 JAN 1798
Celestia Hopkins b: 26 MAR 1792
Name: Eleazer LINDSLEY
Given Name: Eleazer
RIN: MH:IF8040 7 DEC 1737 in NJ
RIN: MH:IF8041 1 JUN 1794 in Lindsleytown, Steuben Co., NY
RIN: MH:IF8042 Lindsleytown, Steuben Co., NY
In 1788 and 1789, Lt. Col. Eleazer Lindsley (1737-1794), a Revolutionary War veteran who held commissions in Spencer's Regiment, the Jersey Blues, and the Continental Army, traveled through the frontier areas of south central New York State to find land on which to settle. After rejecting the area around the Finger Lakes as unhealthy, he purchased a "rugged and uncompromising tract" of approximately 30 square miles from Gorham and Phelps in township No. 1 of the second range.
The following spring, Lindsley and his party of about forty traveled overland from Roxbury, Morris County, N.J., to Wilkes Barre, Pa. There they transferred their belongings onto seven ton boats and poled up the Susquehanna River to the Cowanesque, arriving at their property on 7 June 1790. The party included Lindsley and his wife, Mary Miller (d. 1806), and many of the Lindsley children and their families: Elizabeth (1764-1852) and Capt. John Seelye (1757-1813); Sally and Ebenezer Backus; Nancy (d. 1813) and Dr. Ezekiel Mulford (1764-1813); Samuel Lindsley and his wife, Lois; Phebe and David Paine; and Eleazer Lindsley (d. 1825) and his wife, Eunice Halsey. Lindsley's sons-in-law Dr. Mulford (New Jersey Militia) and Capt. Seelye (Pennsylvania Militia) were, like Lindsley, Revolutionary War veterans and loyal members of the Masonic Brotherhood. The settlement they established, one of the earliest in Ontario (now Steuben) County, was alternately called Irwin, Erwin or Irwintown, but subsequently the name was changed to Lindsleytown (also Lindsley Town), Lindsley, and finally to Lindley. Another daughter and son-in-law, Jemima and Stephen Hopkins, migrated with the Lindsley party, but settled in nearby Luzerne County, Pa.
Change Date: 1 Jan 2002 at 21:18
Father: Samuel LINDSLEY b: ABT 1711 in Essex Co., NJ
Marriage 1 Mary MILLER b: 23 AUG 1738
Change Date: 8 Oct 2001
Married: 11 NOV 1756 in Morris Co., NJ
Samuel LINDSLEY b: 6 SEP 1760 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ
Anna LINDSLEY b: 24 JUL 1762 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ
Mary LINDSLEY b: 1764
Elizabeth LINDSLEY b: 17 JUL 1764 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ
Anna LINDSLEY b: 1767
Eleazar LINDSLEY b: 4 JUL 1769 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ c: 6 AUG 1769 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ
Jemima LINDSLEY b: 28 JAN 1772 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ
Micajah LINDSLEY b: 1774
Sarah LINDSLEY b: 1776
Phebe LINDSLEY b: 1780
Name: Samuel LINDSLEY
Given Name: Samuel
RIN: MH:IF8037 ABT 1711 in Essex Co., NJ
Change Date: 8 Oct 2001 at 20:51
Father: Ebenezer LINDSLEY b: 1665 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
Marriage 1 Anne
Change Date: 8 Oct 2001
Married: ABT 1736 in NJ
Eleazer LINDSLEY b: 7 DEC 1737 in NJ
Name: Ebenezer LINDSLEY
Given Name: Ebenezer
RIN: MH:IF5002 1665 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
RIN: MH:IF5003 14 NOV 1743 in Orange, Essex Co., NJ
Change Date: 5 Oct 2001 at 18:26
Father: Francis LINDSLEY b: ABT 1627 in England
Mother: Susana CULLPEPER b: ABT 1624
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Change Date: 27 Sep 2001
Hannah LINDSLEY b: 1693 in Essex Co., NJ
Elihu LINDSLEY b: ABT 1694 in Essex Co., NJ
Ebenezer LINDSLEY b: ABT 1696 in Essex Co., NJ c: 1696 in Essex Co., NJ
Josiah LINDSLEY b: ABT 1698 in NJ
Amos LINDSLEY b: ABT 1710 in Essex Co., NJ
Samuel LINDSLEY b: ABT 1711 in Essex Co., NJ
Benjamin LINDSLEY b: 1715 in Essex Co., NJ
Francis LINDSLEY born abt 1627 and John LINDSLEY born abt 1620 were half brother's
Given Name: Francis
RIN: MH:IF3549 ABT 1627 in England
RIN: MH:IF3550 ABT 1704 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ
Francis Lindsley came from England in 1639. He was in Branford, CT by 1645. He came to Newark, NJ with others from Milford in 1667. He was a large landholder, but not prominent in town affairs.
Reference: Gen and Mem Hist of NJ by F B Lee p877; Virkus, Immigrant Ancestors; Founders of the Oranges, Morristown Library
See: The Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Supplement, Vol. 6, p 122. "Robert Kitchell left England 26APR1639 with Rev. Henry Whitfield and others and came to New Haven. This was the company in which Francis Lindsley arrived in New Haven."
See: The Record of the Colony of New Haven, Vol. 1, p 176. (03 DEC 1645)
See: Branford Town Records, Vol. 1, p 01, 07 JUL 1646.
Moved to Branford, about seven miles SE of New Haven, in early 1646.
See: The Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Supplement, Vol. 6.
Francis Lindsley was born in England, and from the deeds of his lands given to his sons in 1704, probably died shortly after. In an old family bible (which formerly belonged to Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsley Shaw) in Morristown, is found this item: 'Francis Lindsley came to this country from England in the ship with Robert Kitchell in 1639, this ship said to have been the first to anchor in New Haven Bay.' The Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Suplement, Vol. 6, p.122 states that Robert Kitchell left England on April26, 1639, and came to New Haven with the Reverend Henry Whitfield and others. On shipboard or upon landing, they drew up and signed a plantation covenant, to which they all subscribed, "...intending by God's gracious permission to plant themselves in new England, and we will, the Lord assisting, sit down and join ourselves together in one certain Plantation." This was the company in which Francis Lindsley and his brother, John, arrived in New Haven.
The first authentic data of Francis Lindsley's life in New Haven is found in "The Record of the Colony of New Haven," Vol. 1. p.176, which reads: "At a court held December 3, 1645, Stephen Metcalfe complayned that he, going into the howse of John Linley, Francis Linley, his brother, being in the howse, told him he would sell him a gunne. The said Stephen asked him if it were a good one. He answered, 'Yea, as any was in the towne.' Whereupon they bargained, and Stephen was to give him seventeen shillings. As Stephen was going out of dores, he questioned the sufficiency of the locke. Francis told him, 'Indeed, John Nash told me she was not worth threepence, but for my my part, I do not vallew it worse for that. Smithes do not effect old gunnes, for I knew one gunne which John Nash dispraised which is a good one for all that.' Soe, Stephen went home and afterwards discharging the said gunne, the brich flew out and struck into his eye and wounded him deep and dangerously into the head. Francis Linley pleaded that he told Stephen that John Nash told him that the gunne was naught, that it was not worth threepence, that the barrell was thinne and would not bare a new britch, and advised Stephen to scoure her well, and if he tried her, to put but a little charge in her. Mr. Gregson and John Nash testified that when he was examined before Mr. Gregson, Francis Linley denied he told Stephen that the barrell was thinne and would not bare a new britch, that it was crackt on one side from the britch to the touch hole.
John Nash testified that he tould Francis it was a very naughty piece, not worth mendinge, and yet he prest him to mend it as well as he could and let it be as it will. He told him moreover that the barrell at the britch was as thin as a shilling, crackt from the britch to the touch hole, and would not beare a britch; and after he had mended it, told him he would not give three pence for it, and to his best remembrance, he saith, he tould him he would not discharge it for all New Haven, for it would doe some mischiefe. Richard Myles also testified that he heard John Nash speake much for her badness and unserviceableness to Francis Linley. John Linley, being demanded why he was taken with such a quakeinge and trembling when Stephen was going to shoot, he said he did not quake or tremble. Thomas Clarke testified upon oath that John Linley tould him when he heard Stephen discharge the gunne that he was affraid he had hurt himselfe. Goodwife Fancy testified that John Linley came oft times to speake with Stephen, when he thought he lay uppon his death bedd, to know if he would cleare his brother, for he said he feared he had hard thoughts of his brother concerning the gunne. Robert affirmed that Francis offered him that gunne to sell and demanded twenty shillings, telling him to his best remembrance that it had a new britch. The court, considering the premise the great damadge Stephen Metcalfe had sustayned in the loss of his eye, with the losse of time and the great charge of the cure, Mr. Pell affirming it was worth twenty pounds damages" Apparently the judgment was paid promptly for there is no evidence to the contrary.
Four months after this judgment, Francis Lindsley moved to Branford, about seven miles east and a little south of New Haven. Branford was settled in the spring of 1644 mostly by families from Wethersfield, a settlement on the Connecticut River about thirty miles north of Branford. The first of two records of Francis in Branford is an agreement he made with the Town of Branford: "The 2nd month and 10th daie 1646. This daie it was agreed by the town and ffrancis Linlie that the said ffrancis shall keepe the heard of cows and heyfers from the 16th of this month to the 16th of the 9th, and he to calle for them by the sunne halfe an hower hie in the morning and to bring them home at that same time in the evening and he must blow a horne or make some other noyse before he come in the morning and also in the evening that we maie be readie to turne them out of our yards and be ther readie to receive them likewise in the evening: and for his paines he is to have 14 pounds in countrie paie, likewise on the Saboth daies he is to keepe one of four and also to help those with the cattle out of the towne that are to keepe on the saboth when he doeth not keepe them. And in case he lost any of the cattle he shall look for them four daies with one man to helpe him at his own charge and he is to have the one halfe of his paie by the first of Juli, thother at the end of the time." A second agreement was made for the following year.
The first record of the distribution of land in the town of Branford is found on the first page of Branford Town Records, Vol. 1, dated July 7, 1646. This is important as it gives many names of those who married into the Lindsley family and who emigrated with Francis from Connecticut to New Jersey. The record reads as follows: "It is ordered this daie that all the meadow within this towne be divided into four parts and everie of these parts is to be divided particulerlie by lott to the inhabitants. The first part is that on this side of the river and then to begine by the townes side and next the farmes be ended. The 2nd pte is that which lyeth by the river side and is to begine at the further end of the first lott and is all the meadow that remains on tother side the river between the sea side and to begine in the marsh there for the downward to the Indian necke according as it has been vewed." The lots were awarded to the following men, and the list is practically a census of the men in Branford two years after its settlement. On this list appear the names, Jo. Lynslie, ffra. Lynly, and Jo. Plum. The marriage of Francis Lindsley is recorded in Branford Town Records, Vol. 1, p. 170 as follows: "ffrancis Linsly, the one partie, and Susana Cullpeper, married June 24, 1655." At this time Connecticut consisted of two colonies, Connecticut and New Haven. New Haven Colony included Milford, Branford, Guilford, Stamford, and Southold on Long island. (See Wilcox family history for Guilford residents) In 1661 certain residents of the New Haven Colony became desirous of relocating in order to regulate their civil and religious affairs. In 1665 New Haven and Connecticut Colonies were united, much to the dismay of the Milford community. In the spring of 1666, about thirty of the Milford families embarked for the area which is now Newark, Bloomfield, Belleville, Clinton, Montclair and the Oranges, New Jersey. On October 30, 1666, twenty three families from Branford signed a document known as "The Fundamental Agreement" wherein they agreed: 1st, that none shall be admitted freemen within the town upon th Passaic River but such planters as are members of the Congregational Churches, nor to be chosen to the magistry or to vote &c &c; 2nd, we shall with care and diligence provide for the maintenance of the purity of religion professed in the Congregational Churches. Among the Milford men whose received this agreement and subscribed ther names thereto were: Robert Treat, Francis Linle, and Azariah Crane; all ancestors of this writer.
The original settlers from Milford and New Haven located on what are now known as Broad, Mulberry, Washington, and Market Streets, with most lots lying to the south of Market Street. The new arrivals from Branford established themselves north of Market along Broad and Washington Streets. The capital of the new province was called Elizabethtown in honor of Lady Carteret. In division of the lands, each settler received a home lot: there were also first, second, and third divisions of the upland with an equitable distribution of the bogged meadow. In the first division of lots, Francis Lindsley drew Lot No. 44 and also had his division of the meadowland and a lot in the Great Neck. His house lot of six acres is on the south side of Market Street at the corner of High Street where the courthouse now stands. The patent obtained from the proprieotrs of New Jersey in 1696 show his total lands covered 287 acres (original document at the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark.) In the first tax list of New Jersey, Francis was assessed 210 pounds. He divided his estate while still living, part to his son John in 1699, and the balance on January 14, 1703/04, to his other four sons, Benjamin, Ebenezer, Jonathan, and Joseph. Consequently, he left no will, his wife preceding him in death.
In conclusion, one might say that Francis began his life in America in a modest way, like most of the first settlers. He sold his 32 acres in Branford for 40 pounds when he emigrated to New Jersey, and at the close of his life had nearly three hundred acres in Newark. There is no record of what he did for a living in Newark, and although he was not as prominent as others in the area, he is not without recognition.Tradition has it that due to an injury to his hand, he was unable to write: he always signed documents with his mark, "F." On January 31, 1672, the town voted that his taxes, which were behind on the town's account be given him. On April 10, 1672, he was chosen by the town meeting to sweep out the meeting House this year, for which he was to have 20 shillings. On March 21, 1675, he was fined for remissness in attending the town meetings and much damnified by losing his time when he did attend. In 1686 he was chosen to lay out highways. Both he and Susana were living in 1691, for at that time they made a quit claim deed for their former lands in Branford.
Change Date: 28 Sep 2002 at 17:05
Father: John LINSEY
Mother: Annabelle MURREY
Marriage 1 Susana CULLPEPER b: ABT 1624
Change Date: 22 Nov 2001
Married: 24 JUN 1655 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
Event: Marriage by:
Note: Rev. Abraham Pierson
Deborah LINDSLEY b: 22 APR 1656 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
Ruth LINDSLEY b: 4 FEB 1658 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
Bethia LINDSLEY b: 4 Mar 1659-1660 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
Ebenezer LINDSLEY b: 1665 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
John LINDSLEY b: 1668 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ
Benjamin LINDSLEY b: BET 1669 AND 1670 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ
Joseph LINDSLEY b: 1676 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ
Jonathan LINDSLEY b: ABT 1680 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ c: 1680 in Morris, Morris Co., NJ
Name: John LINSEY
Given Name: John
RIN: MH:IF3536 BEF 26 FEB 1639
Our Family Origin and Name
What really interest us today, is that the references given our name show that Lindley was a name of a location. Lind was Old English for the lime tree, was so used by Chaucer, and Ley or Lea, was a field. So the name Lindley, means The Limetree Field, and was very likey applied to a man who lived in a field of Lime Trees and was applied to a number of localities in England. John M. Lindley showed two in Yorkshire, one in Shropshire, and one in Wiltshire, in the long ago days, and there were others later.
From: Connecticut Linsley - The Six Johns, quoting a paragraph from the Lindley Book by John M. Lindley
And from Henry Ellis' introductions to Domesday Book, we learn that as early as 1086 under William the Conqueror, there were Lindleys mentioned, but none seem to appear before that. And from that date down the years the name in various spellings appear in various parts of England, but Yorkshire appears to have been the original home. Some from here were given high rank, and a coat of arms. Some of the lines died out, and with the many changes in spelling, it is very questionable as to who is who today.
We find in England, Lynley, Linllies, Lyndsley, Lindly, Lindley, Linley, Lindsey, Lindsay, Linsey, etc. Are these all the same family? It may well be questioned, but on this side we find as many and we find statements that families here changed, because someone thought a certain spelling was right, and others as they wanted to be different, so it is very hard now to say what was correct 900 years ago.
By the year 1639, when our ancestor is reported as coming to Connecticut, the name in many spellings are not much like the Lindley, we may question if they are related. Lindsay is said to be an entirely different name. It may be only a misspelling.
So it became a question as to what part of England John and Francis (his brother) came from. Two historians of early Connecticut, Cothren and Atwater disagree. The first says from southwest of London, the other northwest. I have a copy of a letter by Joel Lindsley, a descendant of Francis, written in 1896, in which he states it as his belief they came from County Durham, away in the north of England, and Atwater in his early New Haven history, believes that John came with Henry Witfield's company in 1639 and settled in Guilford. This company was largely from Kent, Sussex, and Surry, all in the south of England, but he did have some from other parts, Cambridgeshire, Huntingtonshire, Leicestershire, and London, and perhaps others.
Unfortunately, our John and Francis were not important enough to be recorded as some were. But we know certain facts from records on this side to which any comers from the other side must fit to be John and Francis. And in my efforts to dig up facts, many records from various parts of England show they cannot apply to our John and Francis. However, I have found one family that maybe. I do not say it is. I say only it maybe. John and Francis were very common names among the family in old England. Thomas and Richard seemed to be perhaps among the first mentioned and were also very common. So wherever we look for records, we find these names, also Ralph, Phillip, William, George, and Christopher.
It is my belief John and Francis may have come from Althorpe in Lincolnshire, as from all facts I can so far get, they seem to disappear there, and appear here, and all seems to fit into one picture. But there seems still to be lacking the actual record to show they are the same boys.
In the quotations used, the name will be as used by the writer, at other times the name will be spelled as it seems to have been used by the owner. And John's line seems to use the "Linsley" spelling almost entirely, while Francis' line used a "d" and some omitted the "s".
It May Be
Here is the copy of a will that may be the key to our ancestry in old England:
"Archidiaconal Court of Stow Wills 1640-1650, i, folio 24"
26 Feb 1639
I John Linsey of Althorpe victualler
My bodye to be buryed in the church or church yard of Althorpe
To Anne Linsey my wyfe all that my house in Althorpe wth the croft adioyneinge wth all and singuler thappurtenances thereto belonginge for her life and after to be and remaine vnto Richard Linsey and Francis Linsey sonnes of me and the above said Anne my wyfe and to their heires and for want of issue of them the sd Richard and Francis Linsey then to be and remaine vnto John Linsey and Thomas Linsey my sonnes by a former venter and if it happen that all my sd foure sonnes shall dye wthout yssue then the foresd premisses to be and remaine vnto Anne Linsey my daughter and to her heires for euer
To John Linsey my sonne L 30 to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of seaven and twentye
To Thomas Linsey my sonne L 30 to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of tow and twentye yeares
To Anne Linsey my daughter (under 21) L 30
To Richard Linsey and Francis Linsey my sonnes L 17 wch is in their granmothers hand to be equallye devided betwixt them
All the rest of my goods I give vnto Anne Linsey my wife and Francis Linsey my sonne and doe make them executors
I doe appoint supravisrs Will'm Morrison and Thomas Maston
Debtes oweing by ths testator
To Mr Wm Tharrot L 10
To Will'm Ambye 19s.
To Mr Wm Browne L 1 2s.
Summe L 12 1s.
Witnesses here to Will: Jaques Will'i sign
Thom' . . . . . . . . l
Proved at Gainsburgh 9 . . . . . . . . . l ber 1644, by the oath of Anne Linsey executrix, resrving power to grant to Francis Linsey the other executor when he shall come
The will is damaged
From this will we learn that John Linsey of Althorpe, a village in the "Isle of Axholme" in Lincolnshire close to the Yorkshire border, was leaving four sons, John, Thomas by his first wife, and Richard and Francis and a daughter, Anne, by his second wife, whose name was Anne.
To get a little more detail on the family we go to the parish Register and finf the following records:
"Search for Linsey in the Bishops' Transcripts of Althorpe Parish Registers from Ladyday 1613 to Ladydat 1668
Years missing: 1622 to 1659 inclusive, 1661, 1664
Defects: 1613. Signatures illegible; burials mostly illegible
1614. Burials mostly illegible
1615. The signatures and most of the burials are torn off
1617. The signatures and probably a burial or two are torn off
1621 The signatures are partly illegible
1667 Burials partly illegible
1614. Margreet Linsey was bur. 15 Jun
1614-15. John Linsey & Elizabeth Messenger marr. 9 Feb
1614 Robert Linsey son of Thomas of Keadbie bap. 11Dec
1615-16. Francis Linsey son of John of Althorp bap. 11 Jan
1616-17. Mary Linsey was bur. 21 Mar
1616-17. Mary Linsey daughter of John of Althorp bap 26 Feb
1617-18. Thomas Lynsey bur. 18 Mar
1617-18. William Lynsey and Mary Cotten marr. 12 Feb
1617-18. George Linsey the sonne of John of Althorp bap. 4 Jan
1618. Will'm Lynsey the sonns of Thomas of Althorp bap. 2 Aug
1619. Mary the daughter of William Lindsey of Althorpe bap. 4 Apr
1620. John the sonne of John Lindsey of Althorpe bap 9 Apr
1622,Ladyday. John Lindsey signs either a church warden or a sidesman
1621-2. John Browne and Isabell Lindsey marr. 4 Mar
1660. Dorithy the daughter of Richard Lindsey late of Keadby bur 14 Jul
1660-1. Rebecca the daughter of Richard Lindsey of Althorpe bur. 3 Jan
1663. Rebecca the daughter of Richard Lindsey of Althorpe and of Mary his wife bap. 10 May
1663. Rebecca the daughter of Richard Lindsey of Althorpe was bur. 21 Nov
From the Bishop's Transcripts for Burton Upon Stathor,
"1617 the 22th day (May) was ffrancis Linsey sonne
of John Linsey of Adelhorpe buryed."
From the above we learn these facts:
1614-15 John Linsey & Elizabeth Messenger married 9 Feb
1615-16 Francis son of John & Elizabeth baptized 11 Jan
1616-17 Mary daughter of John & Elizabeth baptized 26 Feb
1616-17 Mary daughter of John & Elizabeth buried 21 Mar
1617-18 George son of John & Elizabeth baptized 4 Jan
1620 John son of John & Elizabeth baptized 9 Apr
1622 John Linsey signs register
1617 Francis Linsey was buried in Burton very near Althorpe
Then comes a bad break in the record, 37 years are gone forever. But by reading the will and what registers we have, we see that the first wife, Elizabeth, and son George, as well as Francis and the daughter, Mary are dead, and a son, Thomas, must have been born in 1621 or 22 and is living in Feb 1638. It would seem that Elizabeth must have died at or very soon after Thomas was born, and left John of Althorpe, with two very small boys, John perhaps only about 2 years old, and Thomas just a baby, so father, John Linsey, married a second wife, Anne, and they had a daughter, Anne and sons, Richard and Francis. We have no dates for these but Elizabeth probably died in 1621-22. And listing the children as named in the will, Anne may have been born in 1622-2, Richard 1624-5, and Francis 1626-1627.
So that when John of Althorpe made his will in Feb 1638, his son John would be nearly 18 years old, Thomas probably 16, Anne may be 15, and Richard 13 or 14, leaving Francis 11 or 12 yrs. old.
Now look at the will again, John the eldest son is given only 30 pounds, and must wait 9 years for that, or until he is twenty-seven. Thomas fares a little better, as he only has to wait six years, till he is twenty-two. But Anne and her brothers have no restrictions in time specified except that they are under 21, and wife Anne, and her youngest son, Francis are the executors and heirs to all the remainder.
This in the day when stepmothers were quite unpopular and when John the eldest son by custom should be given the large part in his father's estate. Usually at the least double what other sons got.
Under all the circumstances it would be the most natural thing for John, and possibly Thomas to leave Althorpe. And this came at the date when many men of England were coming to the new world to get freedom to live as they wished. It would be most natural for one or both of these boys to come with Davenport in 1638 or with Whitfield in 1639 or maybe some other group.
So far the writer has no record as to what became of Thomas, but our John is reported to have been in New Haven in 1639, and could easily fit in as John, son of John of Althorpe, born in 1620.
Francis was much younger and likely to get more of the estate, and may have stayed in England longer. But when the will was proved in Gainsburgh in 1644 his mother Anne, "reserves power to grant to Francis, the other executor, when he shall come". Showing that he had gone to some distant spot. And if this is our Francis, he was here in Connecticut.
Thus John and Francis, sons of John Linsey of Althorpe in Lincolnshire, could fit in on this side perfectly and so far, the writer has fond no further record of them in England.
John and Francis Linley
Perhaps the first writer to mention John and Francis was Cothren in "History of Ancient Woodbury" in 1854, page 605, when he said "The first persons of this name who settled Branford came to that place in 1640. The name does not appear of record, however, till 1646. Their names were John and Francis, who emigrated from a place not far to the southwest of London."
Atwater in his excellent history of the "Colony of New Haven" says on page 615, "John and Francis Linsley came from the northwest of London:, which is very different from Cothren's southwest. And on page 627, Atwater lists John as coming on the second ship which came into New Haven on 15 Jul 1639 and states "he settled in Guilford." Then again on page 598 he lists John and Francis in a group of 37 which left Wethersfield early in 1644 under Wm Swain and settled in Branford.
Stiles in his early "History of Wethersfield", writing of the various emigrations from Wethersfield, due to dissension in the church, states that the early records of this group are such that it is impossible to say just who did go and lists only 13, and does not include John or Francis as going to New Haven.
To this, one may add a long list of family traditions, in print or verbal and very, very, plainly they cannot all be correct, so we turn to definite facts of record.
Our first record is of John found on page 139 of the New Haven Colonial Records, 1 Jul 1644, as printed, when the name "John Linley" is in the list of those who took the "oath of Fidelity Att a Genrill Court held at New Haven." At the same time, Theophilus Eaton took the oath as "Governor within New Haven jurisdiction".
Then on page 176 of the same volume, "Francis Linley" appears in a lawsuit, which is quoted as it gives us much information:
"At a court held the 3rd of December, 1645," "Stephen Medcalfe complayned that he going into the howse of John Linley, Francis Linley, his brother, being in the howse told him he would sell him a gunne, the said Stephen asked him if it were a good one, he answered yea, as any was in the towne, wherevpon they bargajned, and Stephen was to give him 17s. As Stephen was going out of dores he questioned the sufficiency of the locke, Francis told him indeed "John Mash told him she was not worth 3d, but for his part he did not vallew it worse for that, for Smithes do not affect olde gunnes, for he knew one gunne wch John Nash disprajsed wch is a good one for all that, soe Stephen went home & afterward dischardging the said gunne the brich flew out & struck into his eye and wounded deepe and dangerously into the head."
"Francis Linley pleaded that he told Stephen that John Mash told him the gunne was naught, that it was not worth 3d, that the barrell was thinne and would not bare a new britch and advized Stephen to scoure her well and if he tryed her to put a little chardge in her".
"Mr. Gregson and John Nash testified that when he was examined before Mr. Gregson, Francis Linley denyed he had told Stephen the barrell was thinne and would not beare a new britch, that it was crackt on one side from the britch to the touch-hole".
"John Nash testified that he tould Francis it was a very naughty peece, not worth the mendinge, & yet he prest him to mend it as well as he could & let it be as it will, he told him moreover that the barrell at the britch was as thin as a shilling, crsckt from the britch to the touch-hole, and would not beare a britch, and after he had mended it, he tould him, he would not give 3d for it, and to his best rememberance, he saith, he tould him he would not dischardge it for all New -haven, for it would doe some mischeife".
"Richard Myles also testified that he heard John Nash speak much of her badness & vnserviceableness to Francis Linley".
John Linley being "demanded why he was taken with such a quakeinge and trembling when Stephen was going to shoote", he said "he did not quack nor tremble".
Thomas Clarke testified vppon oath, "that John Linley tould him when he heard Stephen dischardge the gunne that he was affraid he had hurt himselfe".
Good wife Fancy testified, "that John Linley came oft times to speake with Stephen, when he thought he lay vppon his death bedd, to know if he would cleare his brother, for he said he feared he had hard thoughts of his brother concerning the gun". Mr. Pell confirmed her testimony.
Richard Beech affirmed that Francis offered him that gun to sell & demanded 20s telling him to his best remembrance that it had a new britch.
The court considering the premises, the great damadge Stephen Medcalfe had sustayned in the losse of his eye, with the losse of his time & the great chardge of the cure, Mr. Pell affirming it was worth 10L, ordered "Francis Linley to pay Stephen Medcalfe 20L damages".
Now what do we today get out of the above evidence?
First, John and Francis are three times spoken of as "brothers". Next, they were living at "John's howse" and this indicates John was probably the elder and very probably married. And some months have evidently elapsed between the accident and the trial. It would seem likely that the trouble happened early in 1645 or clear back in 1644.
Then too, we know it all took place in New Haven; Metcalf himself was a signer of the fundamental agreement, by all New Haven Plantors June 1639, and one of the town's drummers and had a "Cutlers Shopp".
John Nash was a gunsmith in New Haven, and the others named were all New Haven men.
This 20L was a very heavy load for a young man, starting in the Colony, but as we find no further record, it was probably paid promptly.
Now, if one or both of the boys came over in 1639, where have they been for 5 years. If they were actually with the Wethersfield Group that came down to settle Branford, early in 1644, why had they lived for 2 years in New Haven.
Well, it is my firm belief they were two boys, and if these are the boys from Althorpe, England, they would fir that view.
John born in 1620 would have been only 19 in 1639 and unless connected with someone of rank or wealth, would not count for much but work in the new land. Since so many of our early writers seem to believe he came in 1639, I am inclined to believe probably he did, and had probably spent these 5 years working where he could and perhaps he had been up to Windsor, Hartford or Wethersfield, and did come down with the Group under Mr. Swain, and while some few may have gone to Branford in 1644, there probably were very few houses out there and he, therefore, was in New Haven. There is another possibility, that his time was spent at East Hampton, L.I.
Now as to Francis, he appears to be younger. If he is the brother of John from Althorpe, he would be about 14 in 1639, and he might have come with John in 1639, but that seems doubtful, perhaps he came over later.
Francis does not seem to be a man of mature years at this trial. He could not have been born in 1600, and within 4 months after this trial he had a contract early in 1646 to look after the cows of Branford, when they were out to pasture, this was renewed in 1647 and later years.
This seems more of a job for a boy of 18 or 19 than a mature man, but all this is just theory. We still have no definite record as to when they came over or where from.
However, from here on things are more clear. they both drew land in Branford in 1646 and settled there later. Francis remained there till the union of the New Haven and Connecticut Colonies, when he and his family went to New Jersey. John was in Guilford for six years, 1648 to 1654, but appears to spend the rest of his life in Branford.
It seems proper here to insert a chapter on Branford, the home of our line. It has used three names: Totoket, Brainford, Branford.
On December 31, 1638, New Haven Colony made an additional purchase of territory of the Indians, comprising among others, that of Branford, for which they gave thirteen coats. It was then called "Totoket" form a range of hills in the northern part of the town, named by the Indians.
The deeds were signed by Montowese and Sawsemeck, chief and his friend. The signature of Montowese was a bow and arrow, and that of Sawsemeck, a rude hatchet. The Indians continued to reside there and were according to the terms of the deed, allowed to hunt, fish, and cut basket timber.
On September 3, 1640, the "General Court" at New Haven made a grant of "Totoket " to Mr. Samuel Eaton, upon condition of his procuring number of his friends to settle there. Mr. Eaton went to England for one purpose of getting those friends, but did not fulfill his contract and decided to stay in England.
Three years later (1643) "Totoket" was granted to Mr. William Swain and others from Wethersfield, upon their agreeing to assume the expenses already incurred, amounting to about $70.00, and uniting with New Haven in the fundamental articles of government.
This is evidently where the confusion as to the date Branford was settled comes in. Eaton got his right in 1640 and it seems some settlement was started. For according to an address by Rev. E. C. Robbins at the Bare Plain Chapel in North Branford on 25 Oct 1880, "Thomas Mulliner and Thomas Whitewaie were settled in Branford when the land was bought from the indians in 1638". And it appears that before the New Haven authorities turned Totoket over to Wm. Swain and the men from Wethersfield, they persuaded Thos. Mulliner to release his claim to a large piece of land. And while Bith Mulliner and Whitewaie are on the list of those who drew land in the regular assignment, it is reported they soon left and went elsewhere.
Stiles history of Wethersfield speaks of the divisions in the church there, which had continued for sometime. Counsel had been sought of Rev. John Davenport of New Haven and others, who advised a separation. Some went to Stamford and some to Branford, and some elsewhere.
In some of these Stiles gives, supposed to be the full list, but for Branford he admits he does not have the full list. He names 13 who he thinks went to Branford, and Atwater's history of New Haven gives a much longer list (37) and includes both John and Francis, not included by Stiles.
Mr. Swain was given the right in 1643. Stiles and Atwater say the men came in 1644. But the first official record of the assignment of land is in book 1 page 1, of Branford under date of 7 Jul 1646, two years later, as follows:
Jo: Hill (1,2,3) Jo: Sargent (1-3)
Theo Blochly (1,2,3) Thm Morris (1,2,3)
Jo ward (1,2,3) Rog Bettis (1,2,3) W
Lyslie Bradfeild (1,2,3) W Wm Maysant (1,2,3)
Tho ffener (1,2,3) Tho Whitwaie (1,2-)
Dan Dod (1-3) Tho Lupton (1,2,3)
Jo Lynly (1,2,3) Jo Norton (2)
Ric Harrison (1,2,-) Gor Ward (1,2,3)
Mr. Sherman (1,2,3) W Reserved (1,2,3)
Sa Swaine (1,2,3) ffra Lynly (1,2,3)
Ro Rosse (1,2,3) Lor Ward (1,2,3)
Ro Maker (1,2,3) Jo: England (1,2,3)
Tho Mulliner (1-3) Ric Williams (1-3)
Mr. Swaine (1-2-3) W Jo Edwards (1,2,3) W
Sig Richall (1,2,3) W Wm Palmer (1,2,3) W
Ric Laurance (1,2,3) Jo Plum (1,2,3)
Ed Tredwell (2-3) Ro Abbott (3) W
Sam Nettleton (2-3)
There were to be four drawings, but only three were recorded and some only appear in one or two as shown.
The 8 marked "W" are listed by Stiles as leaving Wethersfield. And all in the list except Mr. Sherman, Tho Mulliner, Jo Sargent, Wm Maysant, and Ric Williams are listed by Atwater as coming from Wethersfield.
The Mr. (John) Sherman in the above list was their pastor and great grandfather of Roger Sherman. He was succeeded in 1645 by Abraham Pierson, who was father of the first president of Yale.
On 16 Sep 1646, these are listed again in regard to a fence to be built, all but Tho ffener and Ric Williames are included.
In the above list are ancestors of our line as follows: Jo Lynly, Ric Harrison, Ro Rosse, Mr. Swaine, Wm Palmer.
With the exception of 6 years in Guilford, John Sr. spent his life in Branford, and John Jr. and John 3rd and Jonathan were born and lived their lives in Branford.
And the fourth generation, the children of John 3rd and brother, Jonathan, were all born and most of them spent their lives there.
Branford was not set off as a town but was part of New Haven till 1685. Connecticut State Register says it was named in 1653, for Brentford, England, and settled in 1639. This same date of settlement is used for Guilford, Milford, Stratford, and Fairfield, all under New Haven in 1639, but named in later years and finally became independent towns.
In 1662 King Charles II of England granted a new charter to "Connecticut", which included all the land of the New Haven Colony and removed the management of civil affairs from the hands of the church.
There was much opposition to the consolidation by New Haven, until 1664, when four Royal Commissioners and war vessels with troops arrived. Then on 14 Dec 1664 the New Haven and Connecticut Colonies agreed. But this was so obnoxious to Mr. Abraham Pierson, leader of the Branford Church, that he and many of the church arrange at once to go to New Jersey. The removal took place early in 1666 and included men from many of the new towns beside Branford, who felt the church should rule.
Some writers have said Branford was left with hardly a settler and no church. However, that does not seem to be correct. Many left but others were invited in.
On 20 Jan 1667-8, from the records, "The New Plantation and Church Covenant of Brainford, Conn." was signed. Among the signatures are the following:
Mich. Palmer John Linsley Jr.
John Linsley William Maltby
Eleazer Stent Francis Tyler
Peter Tyler Daniel Swain
Mich Taintor Edward Frisbie
Francis Linsley Thomas Harrison
William Hoadley John Taintor
Francis appears to have left very soon after signing the above, and settled in New Jersey. His marriage on 24 Jun 1655 to Susana Cullpeper is duly recorded page 170 of Branford Record volume 1. The birth of his three daughters, Deborah, Ruth and Bethia are all of record in Branford vital records page 172. His son Ebenezer was also very probably born here but does not seem to be recorded.
A little before 1700 land was laid out and a new church society started in the northern part of Branford, which came to be known as The North Farms, and eventually the town of North Branford in 1831.
North Branford, settlement was just over North of the line that is now the division between Branford and North Branford towns. They did not get a separate church till 1725, and by that time, the section still further north and now called Northford was getting settled. Early writers state it was first called Salem, and no reason for change is known. The demand for a church here was pressing, but it remained under the North Branford Church till 13 Jul 1750.
Change Date: 3 Jul 2001 at 17:31
Marriage 1 Elizabeth MESSENGER
Change Date: 29 Oct 2001
Married: 9 Feb 1614-1615 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Francis LINSEY c: 11 Jan 1615-1616 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Mary LINSEY c: 26 FEB 1617 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
George LINSEY c: 4 Jan 1617-1618 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
John LINLEY b: 1620 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England c: 9 APR 1620 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Thomas LINSEY b: BET 1621 AND 1622
Marriage 2 Annabelle MURREY
Change Date: 3 Oct 2001
Married: ABT 1622 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Richard LINSEY b: 20 MAY 1623 in Westminster, London, England
Anne LINSEY b: ABT 1625
Francis LINDSLEY b: ABT 1627 in England
Name: John LINLEY
Given Name: John
RIN: MH:IF1 1620 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
RIN: MH:IF2 9 APR 1620 Althorpe, Lincolnshire, England
RIN: MH:IF3 BEF 13 JUL 1698 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
Although reported as possibly arriving in New Haven in 1639, we find no definite record of our John till 1 Jul 1644 when he took the "oath of fidelity". Then the next year is recorded the court case from which we learn that Francis, a brother was living with John in "John's howse" and so we conclude that John was married and living in New Haven at least as early as 1645, probably 1644. Then we learn he got land in Branford, CT in 1646. This record on vol. 1 page 1 of the Branford Records 7 Jul 1646, may be merely a legal confirmation of land that had been allotted in 1644 or 1645, as the Wethersfield group under Mr. Swain came down to take it in 1644, but the details of setting up a new settlement would take time. Then we find in book 1 page 7 16 Nov 1646 John is mentioned again in regard to a fence that needs to be build and again page 13, 4 Apr 1648 he acquires more land in Branford. Both of these lists include very near the same names as the one of 7 Jul 1646.
Then in 1648 it appears he bought land of William Love in Guilford. For in the "Guilford Terrier" page 36 is found "Terrier of all the landes belonging to Wm. Love in Guilford" in which several "parcells" of land are described and then "John Linly accepted planter to said Lotts having bought them all of Mr. Robert Kitchell atturney for the said Love for the some or price 3L and 10s about the 25 of March ano. 1648". And since the next records we have of him are in Guilford, CT, and none show him living in Branford, we must assume he moved there sometime in 1648 from New Haven where we believe he had been living in 1644-48 and where in all probability his first two children were born, Sarah and John Jr., bury likely in 1646 and 1648, although confirmation records of his marriage and these births do not seem to be known. In vol. A, page 40 Guilford records, among those who would do their part in support of the minister, Rev. Whitfield, CT 20 Feb 1649, "John Linley hoped he should be able to continue his present some". The next record we have is from vol. A, page 122, when a daughter "Mary" is born to John & Ellen Linsley on 22 Feb 1651". This is the first mention of the name of John's wife.
The next record we find is page 133 where "John Linley" was defendant 26 Feb 1653-4 in one of the famous Guilford slander suits. The court record of this case, seems to us now after 300 years as rather amusing, but in those days they were very serious, somewhat like the witch trials of Salem, Mass. Several Guilford citizens were called as witnesses and John himself admitted much saying, "She had mischieved his Dogg and that they who would doe it to his Dogg would do it to himselfe & family so yft he should be afraid to goe out of his house without company, and that he would remove his dwelling for her".
This court suit seems to indicate that the people who John was acquainted with were among those who came on the second ship that anchored in New Haven Harbor in 1639, and lends color to the idea that he and brother Francis came at that time, but does not prove it.
Steiners History of Guilford states "that those church trails caused Guilford much trouble and many planters caught in them left the Colony and went elsewhere, so the church was obliged to stop them".
John was no exception, he was fined 5L and within a week begins to make arrangements to leave Guilford. On page 135 of the same book is found this record "at a generall Court held the third day of the first moneth 1653 (Mar 1654) Wm. Hall desired liberrty to buy Linley's Accommodatio alledgeing his infirmity to improve land farre distant, unto wch the most prsent showed a willingness, but no vote was passed about it at present". Also on the same page "Arill 13, 1654" " Liberty granted to William Hall to purchase Jo: Linley's whole Accommodatio provided yt he sell his owne home Lot to whome the Towne see fit & bears up a watch for it meanwhile". And then with all this trouble of lawsuit and selling out we find in Vol. A, page 122 "Apr. 6, 1654 Hanna, daughter of John & Ellen Linley was born", and on the same page "Apr. 6, 1654 Ellin wife of John Linley was buried". We can safely assume John with four small children, moved out of Guilford to Branford as promptly as possible and there he seems to remain the rest of his life, for he died there in 1698.
On page 170 of the 1st Branford book we find "John linsly and Sarah pond married 6 Jul 1655". On page 172 of the same book is recorded the births of two children "Beniamin" born 10 Jul 1656, and "Elezebeth" born 18 Jun 1658. The deaths of both are recorded on page 170 of the same book, "Beniamin" 29 Mar 1660 and "Elezebeth" 11 Jul 1659.
On page 177 we find "March 24 1662/3 mira pamer and John linsly was chosen viewers of fences for this year.
Our John Linly was a very active man and in much of the Branford affairs. 1 Nov 1683 and again 15 Dec 1690 he was on a committee to lay out highways, and on 23 Mar 1696/7 at town meeting he was one of three chosen as "surveyors".
On 21 Feb 1672 he was on a committee of five to get a new pastor for the church, and again, 24 Oct 1677, on another committee for a similar purpose, and on 20 Jan 1667/8 he was one of the signers of the New Plantation agreement.
There are records in 1660, 1663, 1668, 1682, 1683, and 1689 where he took up land granted by the town and many records where he sold land or apparently traded land.
There are records in 1661, 1668/9, 1669/70, 1673, 1675, and 1677 where he recorded branding live stock with the letter "T".
24 Feb 1670 he sold a horse to Sam. Pond.
On 10 Mar 1668/9 is recorded a list of the "men which made ye dam att ye Brooke yt comes out of ye dead swompe" which includes John Linsley.
On page 233 is John Linsley's Allotments of lands within ye Bounds of the towne of Branford" date 6 Mar 1668 and fills the whole page.
On page 277 "John Linsley sould to Robert Foote" land at Indian Nock 21 Jun 1669, and the next page Robert Foote sells land to John Linsley. Looks like a trade.
On page 113 he gave a deed to Jono Butler and the signature as recorded is "John Linsley" in 1676. Then 8 May 1683 he gave a deed to his son, John Jr., and the signature is recorded as "John Linley". Why the difference? John did not use a mark, but wrote his name out. Did he spell it differently, or did the recorder make an error?
So our John appears to have had a busy useful life in the now settlement of Branford for over 40 years after leaving Guilford.
On page 219 Book 2, Probate Records of New Haven is an inventory of personal property at his death. This is dated 13 Jul 1698 and totals approximately 20L and was taken by Noah Rogers and Samuel Pond.
Then on page 256 of Book 5, we find an inventory of his land taken 18 Jun 1725 amounting to 633L-10s-10d, and at Court held 22 Jun 1725 administration was granted to his grandson John Linsley 3rd on bond of 1000 pounds. "The said Administrator exhibited the inventory which was apprised for record. The said administrator exhibited the inventory which was apprised for records". "The said admintrator exhihibted an amt of charge of admer past and to come allowed to be 1L 10s 6d".
The personal property mentions "Mary and Hannah" children. They were the only ones living at the time, as Sarah died in 1695, and John died 1683/4. But on 22 Jun 1725 the court ordered the property divided in 5 equal parts. 2 parts to the eldest son and 3 to the 3 daughters, or their representatives. "Freeholders appointed to divided the same are John Russell, John Hand and Samuel Rose all of Branford being first sworn thereto and return of their doings to be made to the Court".
There was a appeal by John Sutliff for Stephen Barnes in behalf of his wife Mary, on page 312 of the same book in 1726, but on page 244 of Vol. 5 is recorded the final division as follows: "John Linseley admr of the unadministered Estate of John Linsley the first of Branford, Dec'd, exhibited a Division there of by free holders which was approved for Record-and it appearing to this Court said Estate is fully administered, have therefore, Granted A. Quietus Est. on the said Estate. On Account of the Dividing of ye Estate of John Linsley, Seur., late of Branford Dec'd, by us the subscribers being first sworne thereunto June 30 1725;
For ye Eldest son 49 acres & 60 Rods
of the 4th Division of land L 122 : 5 : 0
34 acres of 5th Division Land 102 : 0 : 0
36 acres & 3 Roods of 6th Division 36 : 15 : 0
The right in the common or undivided land 5 : 0 : 0
Sum L 266 : 0 : 0
For Sarah 14 acres 3 Roods of the
4th Division Land L 37 : 0 : 0
32 Acres of 5th Division Land 96 : 0 : 0
Sum L 133 : 0 : 0
For Hannah 36 Acres 3 Roods of the
3rd Division of Land L 110 : 5 : 0
9 Acres & 20 Rods of
4th Division Land 22 : 15 : 0
Sum L 133 : 0 : 0
For Mary 36 Acres 3 Roods of the
3rd Division of Land L 110 : 5 : 0
7-1/2 Acres & 12 Rods of
5th Division Land 22 : 15 : 0
Sum L 133 : 0 : 0
Errors have been made about Mary Barnes mentioned above in the will, she was not John's daughter but his granddaughter.
Change Date: 21 Oct 2001 at 19:05
Father: John LINSEY
Mother: Elizabeth MESSENGER
Marriage 1 Ellen DAYTON b: FEB 1623 in Ashford, Kent, England c: 3 DEC 1626 in Ashford, Kent, England
Change Date: 27 Jun 2001
Married: BET 1644 AND 1645 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
Sarah LINLEY b: ABT 1646 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
John LINLEY b: BET 1647 AND 1648 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
Mary LINLEY b: 22 Feb 1651-1652 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT
Hannah LINLEY b: 1 APR 1654 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT
Marriage 2 Sarah WARE b: JAN 1617 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT
Note: The marriage of John Linley and Sarah Pond is recorded in Branford Town Records as 6 Jul 1655, in published Windsor Records as 9 Jul 1655, and by Pierson the minister as 2 Jun 1656.
Change Date: 22 Nov 2001
Married: 6 JUL 1655 in Branford, New Haven Co., CT
Event: Marriage by:
Note: Rev. Abraham Pierson
Benjamin LINLY b: 10 JUL 1656
Elizabeth LINLY b: 18 JUN 1658
Merry Christmas and Happy New YearGene Lindsley