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George Denison (b. 10 Dec 1620, d. 23 Oct 1694)George Denison (son of William Denison and Margaret Chandler or Monck) was born 10 Dec 1620 in Bishop's, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, and died 23 Oct 1694 in Hartford, Hartford, CT.He married (1) Bridget Thompson on May 1640 in Roxbury, Norfolk, MA, daughter of John Thompson and Alice Freeman.He married (2) Ann Borodell on 1645.
Notes for George Denison:
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England before
1692".Vol. 4 by James Savage
Posted on the Web. "It's about time"
George Denison was a candidate for Commanderof the Roxbury Train Band
(militia company) in 1650. He was supported by theyoung men, but their
elders, remembering his boyish pranks, and his inexplicable desertion of
the baby daughters upon the death of his first wife, favored his
opponent. He lost by a close vote.Considering himself better qualified
for the position, he took the defeat badly, and in a gust of anger he
left Roxbury for the new settlement in Connecticut at Pequot (New
London), which had been opened to settlement by the English as a result
of the defeat of the Pequot Indians, twelve years earlier, by Major John
Mason, Haynes, Williams, Captain George and Lady Ann (1963).
His daughters by his first marriage moved with him and his 2nd wife and
children in 1654.
He was deputy of the GeneralCourt in Stonington in 1654, 1656, 1671,
1674, 1675, 1678, 1682-1687, 1689, 1693, and 1694.
He sold his houseto John Chennery of Boston in 1655.
In 1657 when the residents of Stonington were denied requests made to the
General Court at Hartford to establish their own church because there was
no church close in proximity. When then ordered to pay tithes to support
the New London church and it's pastor, they became outraged. At a meeting
held atThomas Miner's, George Denison suggested they take their
petition to Boston. Massachusetts claimed the land east of the Thames "by
right of conquest" in the Pequot War. They welcomed the petition from the
people who lived in the disputed land.
George Denison presented the petion requesting township status in the
Massachusetts Bay Colony. Massachusetts then made a claim at Hartford for
the land east of the Thames resulting inStonington became part of
Massachusetts for about 4 years. In 1662 under the charter of King
Charles II,Stonington was returned to Connecticut.
December 16, 1657 Thomas Park, Thomas Miner and George Denison met at his
house to decide on the location of a meeting house.
In 1664 Captain George Denison still defied CT authorities and was
brought tocourt for performing a marriage ceremony, still using his
commission from MAin 1658.
Capt. of New London County Militia in King Phillip's War.Was in the
great swamp fight.
April 1676 Capt. George Denison's expedition captured Canonchet, Cheif
sachem of the Narragansett Indians.
Will of George Denison
Stonington, Nov. 20, 1693.
I, George Denison, of Stonington, in the County of New London and Colony
of Connecticut, in New England, being aged and crazy inbody, but sound
in mind and memory, and being desirous to make preparation for Death, and
to set my house in order before I die, I do, therefore, as it becometh a
Christian, first , freely and from my heart, resign my soul, through
Christ, into the hands of God that gave it me, and my body to the earth
from whence it came, and to be buried in decent manner by my executor and
friends, in the hope of a joyful and glorious resurrection through
perfect meritsand mediation of Jesus Christ, my strong Redeemer.
And as concerning my outward estate, which the Lord hath still betrusted
me with, after all my just debts are paid, I give and dispose of as
followeth; First-- I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, Ann
Denison, my new namsion place, to wit the house we live in, the barns and
buildings, the orchards, and the whole tract of land, and improvements
thereon, as far as Mistuxet, eastward, and as it is bounded upon record,
South, West, and North, except only thirty acres formerly given to my
son, John Denison, which is to lie on the South side, next to Capt.
Mason's , east of our field, and also one hundred pounds
in stock, pirzed at the County price, all which is , and hath b
More About George Denison:
Baptism: 10 Dec 1620, Bishop, Stortford, Herts, England.
Burial: Unknown, Cemetery back of the old Center Church in Hartford.
Caste: 10 May 1648, freeman.
Emigration: 1631, New England.
Military service: Captain in King Phillips War.
Residence: 1954, Lived a little north of Thomas Minor on a rocky knollin New London, CT.
Will: 24 Jan 1692/93, Stonington.
More About George Denison and Bridget Thompson:
Marriage: May 1640, Roxbury, Norfolk, MA.
More About George Denison and Ann Borodell:
Children of George Denison and Bridget Thompson are:
- Sarah Denison, b. 20 Mar 1639/40, d. date unknown.
- +Hannah Denison, b. 20 May 1643, Roxbury, Norfolk, MA, d. Aft. 1694, Roxbury, Norfolk, MA.
Children of George Denison and Ann Borodell are:
- John Boradell Denison, b. 14 Jul 1646, Suffolk, MA, d. Aug 1698, Stonington, New London, CT.
- Ann Denison, b. 1649, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, d. 1694, Stonington, New London, CT.
- Boradell Denison, b. 20 May 1649, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, d. 11 Jan 1700/01.
- Hope Denison, b. 1652, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, d. date unknown.
- George Denison, b. 16 Jul 1653, d. 27 Dec 1711.
- William Denison, b. 1655, Stonington, New London, CT, d. 26 Mar 1715, North Stonington, New London, CT.
- Margaret Denison, b. 1657, Stonington, New London, CT, d. 05 May 1741, Swansea, Bristol, MA.
- Mary Mercy Denison, b. 1659, Stonington, New London, CT, d. 10 Mar 1669/70.