John BALDWIN

Male 1635 - 1683  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name John BALDWIN  [1, 2
    • John Baldwin, of Stonington, Connecticut, was son of Sylvester, who died on the passage to American, 21 June 1638, and brother of Richard, of Milford. His identity is established, beyond all question, by legal proceedings after the death of his son John. He was baptized in Parish Aston Clinton, County Bucks, England, 28 October 1635, and no doubt then quite young. Sylvester Baldwin's family being part of the "new haven Company," moved to that place. John was married to his first wife in 1656. According to he records, a home lot, of an acre and a half, was assigned to him, and he received other grants of land in Milford. His first wife died in 1657, soon after the birth of her son John. Miss Calkins says his name appears in the New London records occasionally after 1654. His descendants, John D., of Worcester, says 1664. He was in Milford in 1658, and one of the heroes of New London, who had the strife with men of Lyme, in 1671, about the boundary line. On the 24th of July, 1672, he married Rebecca Palmer, daughter of the first Walter Palmer, of Stonington, and young widow of Elisha Cheesborough. They settled in Stonington, where she owned a large tract of land. She outlived him about thirty years, and died May 2, 1713.

      John the father, died 19 August, 1683. John Baldwin was in the famous difference between New London and Lyme. A meadow at Black Point, claimed by both towns, had been reserved by each for the respective clergymen of the towns. The war was in 1671. About thirty New London men, among whom were the leading persons in the town, went to mow the grass for their minister, and were met and resisted by a party from Lyme, there on a similar errand for 'their' minister. there was strife; and constables were there, and justices too, so that warrants and arrests were well mixed up with blows. A general melee took place, wit no very great harm. The cooler heads finally agreed to let the law decide the matter, and "drank a dram together with some seeming friendship." Each party was indicted; and as no disinterested men could be found in that county, the were tried at Hartford - twenty-one men of New London, and fifteen of Lyme. The town of New London was fined L15, and Lyme L9.

      John Baldwin was complained of by a Lyme man for bruising him with a cudgel. President Dwight says the two towns agreed to submit it to a combat, two being selected by each, of whom the Lyme champions beat. This late appeal to "wager of battle" is dubious. [1]
    Christened 28 Oct 1635  Parish Aston Clinton, County Bucks, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Aug 1683  Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I03501  Main Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2022 

    Father Sylvester BALDWIN,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1638, on the ship "Martin" during the voyage Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Mother Sarah BRYAN,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1699, Milford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Married early in 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Family ID F33857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca PALMER,   d. 02 May 1713, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Jul 1672  Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Pastor Thomas Minor, Comr. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Rebecca BALDWIN,   b. 20 May 1673,   d. 12 Mar 1700  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary BALDWIN,   b. 24 Feb 1675  [Birth]
    +3. Sylvester BALDWIN,   b. 4 Mar 1677, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1732  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Theophilus BALDWIN,   b. Jun 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2022 
    Family ID F03318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3130] The BALDWIN Genealogy from 1500 to 1881, Charles Candee Baldwin, M.A.

    2. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    3. [S03430] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stonington.

    4. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.