Re: Jonathan m. Esther - Ridgefield,CT 1733
Hello, Bob:Mary's line is as follows:
*Mary Rockwell, b. b. 9 Mar. 1736/37. [RfLR1:223]
*Jonathan, b. 31 Mar. 1711, prob. at Norwalk, son of Jonathan and Abigail (Canfield) Rockwell of Ridgefield. [RfLR1:200]He grew up at Ridgefield, and married in October 1733 to Esther (--------).[RfLR1:230]He died 3 Sept. 1784. [RfLR1:203]They had 8 children.
*Jonathan Rockwell, b. ca. 1665, son of John and Elizabeth (Weed) Rockwell of Stamford and Rye. By 1687 he is found at Norwalk, where, in April of 1700 he married Abigail Canfield, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Merwin) Canfield.In 1707, Jonathan acknowledged receiving payment from Phillip Travis, son of Garet, for the disputed land at Budd’s Neck—38 years after the original sale!The following year, he became an original proprietor of the new settlement of Ridgefield, where he shortly moved.Jonathan Rockwell died at Ridgefield on 19 June 1731.He had 5 children.
*John Rockwell, settler of Stamford by Dec. 1641, who later (1669-1673) lived and died at Rye, N.Y.He married Elizabeth Weed, daughter of Jonas Weed.He is quite possibly the son of John Rockwell of Windsor, CT (d. 1660), brother of William Rockwell.This is only a working hypothesis of Rockwell researchers, but it is known that John of Windsor had a son John baptized on 21 July, 1621, at Fitzhead, co. Somerset, Eng, where William and John were born, sons of John and Honor (Newton) Rockwell.