Re: Mulford-Hand connection?
In reply to:
Paul A. Thorn 7/27/01
The closest David Hand would be HAND, David, born about 1763 who married STUART, Mary, about Abt. 1788 and had a child HAND, Susan, 23 August 1793.It is possible that your connection may be a second marriage.
The first Hand was HAND, John, born 1611 in Stanstede, Kent, England.He emmigrated to East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk County, New York, U.S.A., where he died in 1660.
John Hand 1, one of the original grantees of East Hampton, was first of that family to come to America. He was born in Standstede, County of Kent, and owned land in the parishes of Tunbridge and Ashford, near Maidstone. The Hand coat of arms bears three hands; the motto is: "A hand to spare." John Hand came to America between 1630 and 1640 and in March 1644, was in Southampton. In the spring of 1649 he was in East Hampton. He became one of the leading men of the new settlement. In 1657 he and Thomas Baker were sent to Hartford, Conn. as delegates to bring East Hampton under that government; and also to take Goodwife Garlick to be tried on charges of witchcraft. She was acquitted.
He came to America 1635 with father - Lynn MA then Southampton. Father returned to England to obtain property and was murdered at sea on return.
A summary of the Hands in a America can be found at Hampton History and Genealogies by Jeannette Edwards Rattray
Printed & bound at Country Life Press, Garden City, New Jersey,1953,
p. 221, 351.
The Hands originally came to New York but moved to New Jersey following the defeat of the Dutch and the opening of New Jersey for colonization.
Good luck on your search.
Michael K. Mulford