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Stephen Hand (b. 1635, d. April 15, 1693)Stephen Hand (son of John Hand and Alice Gransden) was born 1635 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA, and died April 15, 1693 in Southampton, L.I., NY.He married Rebecca or Sarah Stratton, daughter of John Stratton and Sarah Bancroft.
Notes for Stephen Hand:
As stated in Hand, Sisson, and Scott Book:
Stephen was named in an Indian deed in EastHampton in 1660.
Stephen was an inhabitant of Huntington, L.I., Nov. 18, 1675.In 1682 he submitted his bill for five shillings for making a gate for Fort Ticonderoga.
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:07:35 -0000
Subject: Stephen Hand abt 1635 - 15 Apr 1693
I am looking to form a neucleus of Hand Cousins and serious researchers who are descended from Stephen Hand abt 1635 - 15 Apr 1693 to exchange and validate our data.
When exchanging data, the source must accompany it. Please contact me via my email address so we will not bog down HandCousins for others. Below is an example.
Name: Stephen HAND I1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, M
Birth Date: abt 16351,9,12
Birth Place: Lynn, Massachuetts
Birth Memo: Stephen Hand was the second son and child of John and Alice [Gransden]
Hand and the first to be born in the colonies.
Death Date: 15 Apr 169315,16,9,14 Age: 58
Death Place: East Hampton, Long Island, New York
Burial Date: abt 15 Apr 1693
Burial Place: East Hampton, Long Island, New York
Religion: He Was A Puritan [Protestant Reformation].He Attended The Congregation
Church Ministered By The Reverend Thomas James.
Administration Date: 2 May 169317 Age: 58
Administration Place: East Hampton, Long Island, New York
Administration Memo: Letters of Administration to wife Rebecca Hand.
1. "East Hampton History: Including Genealogies of Early Families," Jeanette Edwards Rattray, Country Life Press, H974.725, Sutro - California State Library, San Francisco, California, Page 351.
2. "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut," Mather, Frederic Gregory, Genealogy Publishing Company Inc. 1972, Sutro - California State Library, San Francisco, California, The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut, Genealogy Publishing Company 1972, Page 385.
3. The Early History of Southampton, L. I., New York, With Genealogies(1645-1886), George Rogers Howell, Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company 1887, Sutro - California State Library, San Francisco, California, F125 S7 H8, 1887, Page 278.
4. "New England Historical and Genealogical Registers," Sutro California State Library, San Francisco, California, New England Historical andGenealogical Register, New England Historic Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Boston, Massachusetts,
101 Newberry Street Boston, Massachusetts02116-3007, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Donald Lines Savage, New England Historic and Genealogical Register, New England Historical GenealogicalSociety, Genealogical Publishing Company Baltimore:, Sutro - California State Library, New England Historic and Genealogical Society Register, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Boston, Masschusetts, Volume 55 Pages 31 - 34, 1863 Volume 17 Page 355.
5. New England Marriages Before 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey, General Publishing CompanyBaltimore 1985, Sutro State Library, San Francisco, California, 974N69t, Page 340.
6. "Hand Sission and Scott, More Yeoman Ancestors," Carol Clark Johnson, Leonca Publications, 1981, Pages 4 - 5.
7. Jim Hand, James Hand 157 E. Pearl Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, by a paid English Genealogy Expert to examne the files of Kent for Hand's., English Professional Genealogist Sydney G. Smith.
8. "Colonial Families of Cape May County, NJ," F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of Cape May County, NJ, Westminster, MD, 1998, Volume I - n, Westminister, Maryland 1998, BettyLou Hand Boysen, Rocklin, California, Colonial Families of the Southern States of
America: A History and Genealogy of Families Who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution., Stella Pickett Hardy, Southern Book Company: Baltimore, Maryland1958,
CS61 H3 1958, Southern Book Company: Baltimore, Maryland 1968, CS61 H3 1968, Sutro
-California State Library, San Francisco, California, BettyLou Hand Boysen, Rocklin, California, 26 February 2002, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut., Herbert Furman Seversmith, Washington, D.C.: H.F. Seversmith, 1939–58., Page 87.
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 17:41:34 -0500
Subject: Re: Re: Concentration of Hand Information
Thank you very much -found some additional info that I did not have.
Still seeking info on Robert Bruce Hand b8-13-1859Gaston/Lincoln County NCon why he changed his namesometinme after 1885 and ran off to the Bahamas for three years and then on to Bermuda!! He was runniung from something!
----- Original Message -----
From: Virginia Marthinez
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 10:37 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: [handcousins] Concentration of Hand Information
TO Jerry, Carol, and all others,
To Jerry because some of the NE HANDS went back to England.
Taken fromFOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF THE HAND FAMILY
from 1580 to 1984
through Lebbeus Frisbie HAND
who lived 1823-1872
by Francis J. HAND
MAIDSTONE, KENT, ENGLAND;1580 John HAND born.Siblings unknown
(father said to be Stephen Hand. v.m.)
Ancestors migrated from Germany to escape religious persecution.They eventrually ended in the British Isles, Cornwall County WALES, where they remained for several hundred years before moving to John's birthplace in KENT ENGLAND.
John(1) married about 1608 and fathered four sons.Wife un-named.
2Johnborn1611d.ca 1660 Easthampton Long Island, SUFFOLK NY
4Richardborn 1616stayed in US, was in Elizabeth City VA 1640d.1689 same
married Frances Purefoy/Purejoy(I found this in records)Elizabeth City VA
Young John (2), born 1611 is whose line we are following.
He married Alice GRANSDEN of Tonbridge KENT in 1633 at age 22.Marriage took place in Tonbridge.
1John (3)b.1-29-1635 Stansted Maidstone KENT ENGLAND
died aprx 1670Easthampton, Long Island(SUFFOLK NY)
(married Rebecca BUSHNELL 1657 Guilford NEW HAVEN CT,
daughter of Wm.Bushnell & Rebecca CHAPMAN)
Shortly after the birth the small family joined a band of like-minded travelers for that long journey aboard ship to America.One reference has John(2), his father and his brothers all coming to America at this time.There was supposed to have been some negative economic involvement in America between John's father, brothers, and his brother-in-law;however John(2) didn't seem to be involved.John stayed in America; his father and a brother or two are supposed to have subsequently returned to England.
John, Alice and little John(3) landed in what became LYNN(Sagus) MA.John became leading member of a prominent company during the ensuing years.
John and Alice had five more children while living in LYNN:
(we know at least the youngest of these 5 was born in Southampton Long Island)
3Stephen(married Sarah STRATTON 1660 in Guilford CT, daughter of
John STRATTON & Sarah BANCROFT)
4Josephb.1638Lynn MAd.1-1734Hammondssett/GuilfordNewHaven CT
married Jane WRIGHT 1664 in Guilford CT
(all 3 of these womans surnames is in MY WRIGHT family,v.m.)
5Shamgarb.1642Lynn MAd.4-1728CAPE MAY,NJ
(married Easthampton NY
6Benjamen b.1644Southampton Long Island, SUFFOLK NYd.1715 C.M.NJ
(married Elizabeth WHITTIER(Whitehair in records) 2-27-1669 Easthampton NY)
7Thomas(mine) b.1648 Southampton L.I.d.ca 1714CAPE MAYNJ
(married 1 Martha OSBORN 1668NY,2 Mary TALMADGE 1689 NY,and
3rdKatherine/Katlain STUBBS 8-29-1702 Townbank, CAPE MAYNJ
(these sons bought land from West Jersey Society 4-22-1695)
8Jamesb.1651 Easthampton Long Island, SUFFOLK NY
d. 11-17-1733 in Easthampton Long Island, SUFFOLK NY
Only son to stay on Long Island.John and/or Stephen may have come
back, but they lived CT at least for a while.
married 1Esther BISHOP 1673,2 BISHOP 1699 ,3UNKNOWN
4TH Elizabeth DRIBBLE
In 1644, John(2) and Alice and their six children, along with John's company removed to Southampton,Long Island, where they purchased a tract of land for 30 lbs.
They lived in Southampton till 1649, and they had last two children.
We have seen John(2) two's father called Stephen.I have seem Stephen as the father to John(1).Maybe THEY were the brothers that came.Anyway we know that his father returned to ENGLAND to take care of land deal, and was murdered on return trip to America - supposedly by pirates.
Note: forwarded message attached.Perhaps the other brother remained in ENGLAND, and was progenitor of your 1800 English HANDS.
As for John, he died in Easthampton.Alice remarried, and died not too long after.
We also had one report of the brothers that stayed in America disagreed on something, and the other 2 scattered, which is how Richard ended up in VA.
Hope this straightens out some confusion.Still digging on whether John 1 was son of Stephen, who also came with his sons, John 1's brothers.Stephen is listed in many stories as the one who died at sea.Alice's family seems to have come also, her sister Francis living not far away.
The Hand ancestor that a large number of us have been working on is John Hand who immigrated to New England in about 1635. We have traced him back to Kent County England He owned lands near Maidstone and in Tunbridge. Some of his children migrated into Long Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
More About Stephen Hand:
Burial: April 1693, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY.
Occupation 1: Bet. 1674 - 1680, EastHampton.
Occupation 2: 1683, Committeeman.
Property: 1686, patentee and trustee of EastHampton.
Will 1: May 17, 1688, In NEHG, vol. 55 page 207.Named his son, Samuel in his will..
Will 2: May 17, 1688, Named 2nd wife, Rebecca, and sons, Stephen Joseph, and Samuel, plus five daughters..
Children of Stephen Hand and Rebecca or Sarah Stratton are:
- +Samuel Hand, b. Abt. 1672, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY61, d. 1735, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY62.
- Stephen Hand, d. date unknown.
- Johnathan Hand, d. date unknown.