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Bygod Eggleston

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Settrington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Eggleston and Margaret Eggleston
Husband of Mary Eggleston; Bygod Eggleston's 1st wife and Bygod Eggleston's 2nd wife
Father of James Eggleston; Mary Eggleston; James Eggleston, of Windsor; John Eggleston; Mary Denslow and 7 others
Brother of Dorothy Eggleston; Jane Clarke; Elizabeth Thrope; Juliana Eggleston; Simeon Eggleston and 1 other
Half brother of James Eggleston; Margaret Eggleston; Alice Burnby and John Eggleston

Occupation: Freeman, Farmer, Minister
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About Bygod Eggleston

Bygod Eggleston (1587 - 1674), son of James A. Eggleston and Margaret Harker, was among the founders of Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1630, and of Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1635. He was baptised at All Saints Church, Settrington, Yorkshire, England on 20 February 1586. He died at the age of 87 on 1 September 1674 at Windsor.

He married twice & the names of neither wife are known (as per Anderson's Great Migration Project)

AKA: Beget,Bagot,Bygood,Bigod,Bigot,Baggett,Begett,Egleston,Eagleston,Eagleton,Eglestone,Eglerton,Eglinton,Eggliston,Egleton,Eggleson,Eccleston

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Bigod Eggleston chr.20 Feb 1586/87 Settrington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England d.1 Sep 1674 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Family tree▼ Parents and Siblings (edit)

   F.  James Eggleston1560 - 1613
   M.  Margaret Harkerest 1566 - bet 1595 and 1602

m. bef 1586

   Bigod Eggleston1586/87 - 1674
   Dorothy Egglestonest 1589 -
   Elizabeth Eggleston1592 -
   Jane Eggleston1595 - 

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Bigod Eggleston1586/87 - 1674
   W.  Unknown Unknownest 1592 - 

m. est 1612

   James Eggleston1612 - 1613
   Mary Eggleston1613/4 -
   James Egglestonest 1620 - 1679

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Bigod Eggleston1586/87 - 1674
   W.  Unknown Unknownest 1614 - aft 1673

m. est 1634

   Samuel Egglestonest 1634 - 1690
   Mary Egglestonest 1636 - 1684
   Thomas Eggleston1638 - 1697
   Marcy Eggleston1641 - 1657
   Sarah Eggleston1643 - 1713
   Rebecca Eggleston1644 -
   Abigail Eggleston1648 - 1689
   Joseph Eggleston1651 - aft 1673
   Benjamin Eggleston1653 - 1729

Add another spouse & children ▼Facts and Events Name Bigod Eggleston Alt Name Bygod Eggleston Alt Name Beget Eggleston Gender Male Christening[2] 20 Feb 1586/87 Settrington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England Marriage est 1612 to Unknown Unknown Marriage est 1634 to Unknown Unknown Death[3] 1 Sep 1674 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States [edit] Will

In his will, dated 13 November 1673, "Bigat Egllstone of Windsor" bequeathed to "my son Benjamin" house and land (on the condition "that he shall maintain his mother and pay my debts"), to "my son Joseph" 40s. "should [he] come and demand a portion," to sons James, Samuel and Thomas and daughters Mary, Sarah and Abigail, 3s. apiece.

His inventory, taken 24 October 1674, totalled £116 3s. (against which were debts of £39 8s. 5d.), of which £74 was real estate: "his dwelling house & houseland 2 acres & half," £40; "in the Great Meadow six acres," £33; and "for poor land on the Sandy Plains 20 acres" £1 []. (Great Migration, citing Hartford PD Case #1890; Manwaring 1:194) [edit] Family

Great Migration gives two wives, names unknown, and gives parents as James Eggleston and Margaret Harker.

From Eggleston-L: "I have seen records that claim his wife was Mary Talcott, Sarah Talcott or Mary Wall. From wills of John Talcott, Ann (Skinner) Talcott Wall, Moses Wall, and Ann's parents, William Skinner and Margery Skinner show that daughters Mary, Ann and Grace Talcott had apparently died before 1616; that Sarah Talcott had m. (William) Wadsworth & Mary Wall had m. (Martin) Aylett by 1637. This would indicate that Bigod could not have married Mary Talcott nor Sarah Talcott as his 1st wife not Mary Wall or Sarah Talcott as his 2nd wife. His oldest son James was b. 1612, his youngest child b. in England b. abt.1629 and he was in America by 1630." (Marie Taylor mtaylor -at- vvm.com)

Bygod1 Eggleston was among the founders of Dorchester, Massechusetts, in 1630 and of Windsor, Connecticut, in 1635. He was born to JamesA Eggleston in 1586/7 and baptised at Settrington, Yorkshire, England. Probably no early colonist has had more erroneous conjectures made about him than Bygod Eggleston. This is due to the total absence of records relating to his mother and his wives. We now have proof that his mother was not Juliana Harker, as has been widely accepted in the past. The conjecture was based on the fact that in his will of 1612, James Eggleston named Julian as his wife and a neighbor, Ralph Harker, as his brother. The assumption was that Ralph had an older sister named Juliana or Julian who married James Eggleston and became the mother of his eight children. (For details of Eggleston and Harker families, see the 1991 book by the present authors: Bygod Eggleston: Englishman & Colonist and some of his Descendants The Mary & John Clearing House, 562-305th St., Toledo OH 43611, hereafter Eggleston.) Three recently discovered wills prove that there was no Juliana in the Harker family and that the wife mentioned in James Eggleston's will was Juliana Frear, daughter of John Frear of Thorp Bassett, a parish adjacent to Settrington. (We are indebted to Robert Charles Anderson, coeditor of TAG, for discovering the will Richard Harker of London and to Tim Owston for discovering the wills of John Freer [Frear, Frere, Fryer] of Thorpe Bassett and Juliana Bainton of Settrington.) If we assume that Juliana Frear was the mother of all eight of Jame's children, then we are left with the problem of why he called Ralph Harker his brother. The solution to this problem may lie in a fact which seems to have escaped the notice of earlier writers on Bygod's family. There was an age difference of about twenty-five years between the eldest child, Bygod, and the youngest, Alice. That seems a long time for one mother to bear children in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. James Egleston's family can be divided into two sets of four children separated by a lapse of eight years. This suggests that Jame's first wife died and he remarried.

Following is a list of names and baptismal dates of those children which are recorded in the Settrington Parish Register with the exceptions of Dorothy and Alice; we know of their existence from the wills of James and Juliana. Date of baptism Name of child

   - 13 Feb, 1586/7 Bygod 
   - [say 1589] Dorothy 
   - 8 Oct. 1592 Elizabeth 
   - 2 Nov. 1595 Jane 

[a gap of nearly eight years ]

   - 19 June 1603 James 
   - 6 April 1606 John 
   - 28 Feb. 1608/9 Margaret 
   - [say 1611] Alice 

Genevieve Tylee Kiepura has a very detailed discussion of Bigod Eggleston in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 57, no 4, December 1969. It discusses whether he was a passenger on the MARY AND JOHN, when Mary died, whether James and Samuel were twins, and whether Bigod was descended from Sir Ralph Bigod. In each of these cases she determined that there was no evidence to support the claims. ▼References

     Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:105-106.
   EGGLESTON, BAGOT, BIGOD, BIGOT, or BEGAT, with sundry other variat. Dorchester, came, prob. in the Mary and John, ask. adm. 19 Oct. 1630 and was rec. as freem. 18 May foll. rem. with first sett. to Windsor, d. 1 Sept. 1674, "near 100 yrs. old," says extrav. tradit. leav. Samuel, and James, both b. bef. he rem. and Thomas, b. 26 Aug. 1638; Mary, 29 May 1641; Sarah, 28 Mar. 1643; Rebecca, 8 Dec. 1644; Abigail, 12 bapt. 18 June 1648; Joseph, bapt. 30 Mar. 1651; and Benjamin, 18 Dec. 1633. The name of his w. is unkn. but the Court rec. of Conn. ment. that he was fin. 20 sh. for bequeath. her to a young man in 1645, wh. (not the fine), must be regard. as joke. Abigail m. 14 Oct. 1669, John Osborn.
   ↑ Bigod Eggleston, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
   BIRTH: Baptized Settrington, Yorkshire, 20 February 1586[/7], son of "James Egeleston" [TAG 10:198]. (Rosalie Eggleston and Linda Eggleston McBroom have identified the mother of Bigod Eggleston as Margaret, daughter of Miles Harker of Settrington [TAG 69:193-201].)
   DEATH: Windsor 1 September 1674 "near 100 year old" (but actually eighty-seven) [Grant 35; also CTVR 28].
   MARRIAGE: (1) By 1612 _____ _____; not seen in any record.
   (2) By about 1634 _____ _____; on 5 June 1645 "Baggett Egleston, for bequeathing his wife to a young man, is fined 20s." [CCCR 1:127; RPCC 34]; living on 13 November 1673 when named in her husband's will.
   ↑ Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1638-1925.
   Bagget Egelston dyed Sept 1st [16]74 (Bk I p. 43)

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The Church of All Saints at Settrington

The East Yorkshire village of Settrington was once the domain of the Bygod family. In the 1530’s the owner of the manor was Sir Francis Bygod, and he took part in the "Pilgrimage of Grace", a northern revolt against Henry VIII in protest of the dissolution of the monasteries. The revolt failed and the state took stringent retribution against the rebels and their property, effectively wiping out the Bygods of Settrington.

Fifty years later, Bygod Eggleston was baptized in the Church of All Saints at Settrington on 20 February 1586. His parents were James Eggleston and Margaret Harker. There is speculation that Margaret's mother was a Bygod. It seems likely that the boy was named after the Bygod family of the estate, although the reason is unknown.

Early Life

James and Margaret had three daughters after their son was born, and then Margaret died. James then married Juliana Frear, and had four more children before his death in 1613. Bygod was about 27 when his mother died. He and two of his sisters, Dorothy and Jane, moved to Norwich, Norfolk to live with their father’s brother, Sylvester. Elizabeth stayed in Settrington with her father and stepmother. Bygod was on the Norwich militia list as a servant of Robert Coulson. This was not a standing army, but a list of all able-bodied householders and their servants who could be called to muster several times a year. Sylvester and his son, Edmund, appear on the list as well.

It was also while in Norwich that Bygod married Mary Talcott (born c.1592 of Norwich, Norfolk, England), daughter of John Talcott, about1611. Together they had five children: James, born in April 1612 and died in August 1613; Mary, who was baptized at St. Margaret’s Church in Norfolk on Jan 19 1613; another James, born in 1617; John, born about 1620; and Samuel, born in 1627. Perhaps Mary died in childbirth, as so many women did, because she did not emigrate with the young family in 1630.

Migration

Bigod Eggleston's migration pathway is one of the more interesting encountered among those who came to New England. He was born in Settrington, Yorkshire, in 1586, and then about 1610 accompanied or followed other members of his family to Norwich, Norfolk. The last record for him at Norwich is the baptism of his daughter Mary on 19 January 1613/4.

He then showed up in 1630 at Dorchester, which has led many to place him on the Mary and John. From Norwich, on the eastern side of England, to Plymouth, in the southwest, was a tremendous journey in 1630, but apparently Bygod Eggleston and his surviving children made that journey in preparation for the even more unthinkable journey to the New World. If he were on the Mary and John, one would expect him to have come from one of the West Country counties of Devon, Dorset or Somerset, but we have no record for him anywhere from 1615 to 1630.

The Mary and John

Prior to the departure of the Mary and John, its passengers formed a Congregational church with the purpose of emigrating to North America to enjoy civil and religious privileges. They chose Reverend John Warham and Reverend John Maverick to be their pastor and teacher. Bygod Eggleston brought to the colonies with him three sons, James, John and Samuel. A daughter Mary, another son James, and his first wife, are assumed to have died before Bygod left England and little else is known about them.

On March 20th, 1630, a few days before the Great Migration began with the departure of the seven-ship Winthrop fleet, the "Mary and John", a 400-ton ship with 140 persons on board, departed Plymouth. They arrived in Nantasket (present-day Hull), Massachusetts, seventy days later on the 30th of May. The master of the vessel, Captain Squeb, refused to sail up the Charles River as planned, because he had no charts for the area and feared running the ship aground. Instead, he left his passengers and all their 150,000 pounds of livestock, provisions and equipment in a desolate locale twenty miles from their destination. Later the captain would be obliged to pay damages for this conduct, but that was no help to the settlers at the time.

The New World

Fortunately some earlier settlers in the area were able to obtain a boat and helped the Mary and John passengers up the Charles River to Watertown. They landed their goods and erected a shelter, but soon found that a nearby neck of land called Mattapan was a more desirable location, moving there and founding a settlement in the early part of June. They named the place Dorchester, after the town in England, the former home of many of the settlers.

In the summer of 1635, Rev. John Warham and his congregation moved westward to Matianuck, at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers. When Rev. Warham and sixty members of his congregation arrived, they renamed the place Dorchester. Two years later the name was changed to Windsor, by decree of the colony’s General Court. Bygod Eggleston is listed as one of the founders of Windsor, Connecticut. Windsor is about six miles north of where the city of Hartford, Connecticut stands today.

A Curious Affair

Bygod married Mary Wall about 1637 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of Moses Wall and Anne Skinner; together they had nine children. Some ten years after Bygod Egleston came to Windsor he was involved in a curious affair which it is difficult to interpret accurately. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecicut I, 127, report that at a Particular Court held at Hartford 5 June 1645, "Baggett Egleston, for bequething his wife to a young man, is fyned 20 s. George Tuckye, for his misdemeanor in words to Egleston's wife, is fyned 40 s. and to be bownd to his good behauior and to appear the next Court. Tho: Ford acknowledgeth himself to be bownd in x L to this Comonwealth and George Tucky in 20 L that the said George shall appear at the next Court, and keepe good behauior in the meane season." Tuckye did not appear at the next session, and nothing further about the affair is to be found in the records. Whatever happened, it does not seem to have seriously interrupted Bygod Egleston's family life. He was 58 years old at the time, had four young children besides the two older sons, and was to have three more within the next eight years. A fanciful account in the Knickerbocker Monthly for January 1851, represents Bygod as an aging man of plebeian character whose young wife is constantly quarreling with him because of his failure to attain higher social position; this bickering makes him angry enough to wish to be rid of her.

A Member of the Community

Bygod and his son James were admitted as freemen of Connecticut Colony on 21 May 1657 (Pub. Rec. Col. Conn. I, 297), his name being spelled "Begatt Eglstone." On 18 January 1659/70 his name is in the list of householders in Windsor who had paid for seating in the meeting-house, and in May 1668 it is reported that for 50 shillings he undertook "to cleanse the meeting-house this year" and for 28 shillings to beat the drum for meetings.

Bygod's Will was written in 1673, just a year before his death. Bygod Eggleston died on 1 September 1674. Mathew Grant of Windsor thus record Bygod Egleston's death: "Begat egelston Dyed septem'r 1, 74. nere 100 yer ould." As a matter of fact, he was only 87. He is buried at the Founder's Monument plot, Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

Last Will and Testament

Eglestone, Bygatt, Windsor. Invt. &116-03-00. Taken 24 October 1674by Old William Trall, Thomas Dibble sen., Mathew Grant.

Will dated 13 November, 1673.

I Bigat Egllstone of Windsor, in ye county of Hartford, being aged and weake, doe make this my last will and testament as followeth; I comit my sould in the hands of God, and my body to be buried in seemly manner by my friends. My Estate, which is but Small, this is my will; My house and land after my decease I give to my son Benjamin, he being the staff of my age, on this condition, that he shall maintaine his Mother during her life and pay my Depts.

And in case yt my son Joseph should come and demand a portion, his brother shall pay him forty shillings as he is able with conveniency. Also to my son James and my son Samuel & my son Thomas, And to my Daughters Mary, Sarah & Abigail, to eyther of these three shillings apiece. All ye rest of my estate I give to my son Benjamin, and doo make him my exsequitor.

Beget Egleston Witness; Nath. Sslyer Abraham Randall, John Hosford.

Legacy

Bygod Eggleston had at least 63 grandchildren and 144 great-grandchildren.

The Mother of Bygod Eggleston

Probably no early colonist has had more erroneous conjectures made about him than Bygod Eggleston. This is due to the total absence of records relating to his mother and his wives. We now have proof that his mother was not Juliana Harker, as has been widely accepted in the past. The conjecture was based on the fact that in his will of 1612, James Eggleston named Julian as his wife and a neighbor, Ralph Harker, as his brother. The assumption was that Ralph had an older sister named Juliana or Julian who married James Eggleston and became the mother of his eight children.

Rosalie Eggleston and Linda Eggleston McBroom have identified the mother of Bigod Eggleston as Margaret, daughter of Miles Harker of Settrington.

Settrington Parish Register

The following Egleston entries from "The Register of the Parish of Settrington, 1559-1812," transcribed and edited by Francis Collins, and privately printed for The Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 1910, pertain to the family of Bygod Egleston (or Eggleston) of Windsor, Connecticut, and include the date of baptism and the paternity of the emigrant.

Entries From the Register of the Parish of Settrington, 1559-1812:

BAPTISMS

  • 1586 Feb 20 Bygod s. of James Egleston Page 11
  • 1592 Oct 8 Elizabeth d. James Egleston Page 14
  • 1595 Nov 2 Janet d. James Egleston Page 15
  • 1599 Dec 5 Matthew s. of John Egleston Page 17
  • 1603 Jun 19 James s. of James Egleston Page 18
  • 1604 Mar 31 Mary d. John Egleston Page 19
  • 1606 Apr 6 John s. James Egleston Page 20
  • 1607 Jul 12 Robert s. John Egleston Page 21
  • 1608 Feb 28 Margaret d. James Egleston Page 22
  • 1623 Dec (7) Anna d. Matthew Egleston Page 31
  • 1625 Sep (4) Mary Egleston Page 32
  • 1629 Apr (19) Tamizin d. Matthew Egleston Page 34
  • 1631 Feb 3 Matthew s. Matthew Egleston Page 36
  • 1632 Apr 25 Jane d. James Egleston Page 36
  • 1632 Aug 23 James s. John Egleston Page 36
  • 1634 Mar 20 Mary d. James Egleston Page 38
  • 1635 May 10 John s. John Egleston Page 38
  • 1637 Jan (28) Frances d. James Egleston Page 40
  • 1640 Nov (22) Jane d. John Egleston Page 42
  • 1640 Dec 4 James s. James Egleston Page 42
  • 1643 Feb (25) Laurence s. James Egleston Page 45
  • 1647 Jun 20 Peter s. James Egleston Page 46

BURIALS

  • 1596 Mar 15 Janet w. John Egleston Page 58
  • 1613 Mar 30 James Egleston Page 63
  • 1616 Feb 22 Modwina Egleston Page 65
  • 1633 Dec 9 John Egleston Page 69
  • 1633 Dec 23 Jane Egleston, his wife Page 69
  • 1634 Jan 20 Mary Egleston Page 69

MARRIAGES

  • 1592 Nov 10 John Egleston and Janet Ranyell Page 80
  • 1597 Nov 6 John Egleston and Modwina Tomlinson Page 81
  • 1614 June 5 William Bainton and Julianna Egleston Page 84
  • 1621 Feb 13 Matthew Egleston and Mary Smith Page 85
  • 1635 Jul 27 John Avison and Margaret Egleston Page 88
  • 1631 Nov 20 John Egleston and Ursula Fisher Page 87

Pre-1634 Planters Of Massachusetts Bay Colony

Although no original complete lists survive which name the passengers of the ships sent to America by the Massachusetts Bay Company from 1628 to 1630, researcher Col. Charles E. Banks published a partial reconstruction of the passenger list of the Winthrop Fleet (published 1930); this list includes Bygod Eggleston. His name also appears on a partially-reconstructed list of the first settlers of Dorchester who arrived on the Mary and John in 1630, or were known to be in Dorchester before 1632.

Notes and Discussion

  • The claim has been made that the "Mary Egellston" who married at Watertown on 16 October 1645 Edward Sanderson was the daughter of Bigod Eggleston baptized in Norwich in 1614 , but this is unlikely for many reasons: the Mary baptized at Norwich would have been thirty at the time of this marriage; Bigod did not name her or any children of hers in his will; and the Egglestons of Windsor had no known connection with Watertown at this early date.
  • Most accounts of the family state that James and Samuel were twins, but there is no evidence in favor of this, and few dates to help in sorting out the chronology for these two men. However, James Eggleston has an entry dated 8 December 1640 in the Windsor land inventory whereas Samuel does not; and the two men married about seven years apart.
  • Clarence Almon Torrey published the basic information on the Eggleston family in Yorkshire in 1934. This was supplemented by John G. Hunt, who pointed out the correct reading of the records for the daughter born in 1641, thus requiring that the daughter Mary named in the will must have been born earlier. Genevieve Tylee Kiepura added some further comments in 1969, expanding considerably on the clue provided by Torrey regarding the Egglestons in Norwich.
  • One of the persistent rumors is the claim that Bygod's maternal grandmother was a Bigod, this stemming from Bygod's unusual Christian name. While the family of Bigod had some importance in the 12th and 13th centuries and cadet branches of the Bigods held the manor of Settrington until 2 June 1537 when Sir Francies Bigod was put to death for treason, no link has been found of any blood relationship between Bygod Eggleston and the Bigod line.
  • The Mary Eggleston, daughter of Bygod, who was baptized 19 January 1613, Norwich, England, has been ignored by previous searchers. Evidently they believed she died in England. Dr. Rosalie Eggleston now raises the question, is she the Mary Eggleston who married Edward Saunderson, 1 Oct 1645 in Watertown, Massachusetts?

Sources and Further Reading

  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. 621. Print.
  • Coleman, James Cash. The Genealogy of William Coleman of Gloucester, Mass., and Gravesend, England, 1619-1906. Goshen, NY: Independent Republican, 1906. Print.
  • Collins, Francis. The Register of the Parish of Settrington, 1559-1812. [Leeds]: Priv. Print. for the Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 1910. Print.
  • Eggleston, George Teeple. Some Descendents of Bygod Eggleston of Yorkshire, England and Windsor, Connecticut. [S.l.]: G.T. Eggleston, 1981. Print.
  • Eggleston, Rosalie, and Linda Eggleston. McBroom. Bygod Eggleston, Englishman & Colonist, and Some of His Descendants. Toledo, OH: Mary & John Clearinghouse, 1991. Print.
  • Kempton, Elsie Eggleston, and Ione Eggleston Ward. Our Eggleston and Allied Families, Compiled by Elsie Eggleston Kempton and Ione Eggleston Ward. Rev. Ed. Saginaw, MI: E.E. Kempton, 1975. Print.
  • Kiepura, Genevieve T. "Eggleston Facts and Fiction." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 57.4 (Dec. 1969): 255-61. Print.
  • Kuhns, Maude Pinney. The "Mary and John"; a Story of the Founding of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1630. Rutland, VT: C.E. Tuttle, 1971. Print.
  • Manwaring, Charles William. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 1995. Print.
  • Oncley, Lephia French. Our Weaver Cousins: Ancestry of Samuel Stanton Weaver, 1793-1857, and His Wife, Lucy Billings Palmer, 1798-1851, with Some of Their Descendants and Related Families. Ann Arbor, MI: Mrs. J.L. Oncley, 1995. Print.
  • Parsons, Milton A. Eggleston Notes 1.1 (Dec 1962): n. pag. Print.
  • Periodical for the collection and interchange of family history and genealogical data about Eggleston individuals and families within the United States, with some data about ancestors in England. Bigod Eggleston (1586-1674) and two of his sons immigrated from England to Windsor, Connecticut; he married three times (twice in England). Includes transcripts and extracts from local, county, state, and federal sources (town records, cemeteries, vital records, census, etc.).
  • Russell, Marjorie M. Russell Roots & Branches: The Genealogy of Ira Russell, His Wives Betsey Bickford Deering and Eunice Jerusia Lee, Their Ancestors and Descendants. Provo, UT: Press Pub., 1981. Print.
  • Torrey, Clarence A., Ph.D. "English Origin of Bygod Eggleston." The American Genealogist 10.97 (Apr. 1934): n. pag. Print.
  • Torrey, Clarence Almon, and Elizabeth Petty. Bentley. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 1985. Print.
  • Ward, Ione Eggleston., and Elsie Eggleston. Kempton. Our Eggleston and Allied Families. Saginaw, Michigan.: n.p., 1970. Print.
  • The Winthrop Society page for Bigod Eggleston

-------------------- ANCIENT WINDSOR by Styles

AMERICAN GENEALOGIST July 1961, p. 151.

NEHG Reg., Vol. 67, p. 90.

MSS, "Eggleston Family" by Caldwell D. Woodruff, 1933; copies in Conn.

Historical Society Library and Newberry Library, Chicago.

EGGLESTON PAPERS OF DR. FRANK ROBBINS in Burton Collection, Detroit

Public Library, Detroit, Michigan.

Will of Beget Eggleston Vol. 111, page 136 Hartford District

1635-1700 by Manwaring.

Eglestone, Bygatt, Windsor. Invt. &116-03-00. Taken 24 October 1674

by Old William Trall, Thomas Dibble sen., Mathew Grant.

Will dated 13 November, 1673.

I Bigat Egllstone of Windsor, in ye county of Hartford, being aged and weake, doe make this my last will and testament as followeth; I comit my sould in the hands of God, and my body to be buried in seemly manner by my friends. My Estate, which is but Small, this is my will; My house and land after my decease I give to my son Benjamin, he being the staff of my age, on this condition, that he shall maintaine his Mother during her life and pay my Depts.

And in case yt my son Joseph should come and demand a portion, his brother shall pay him forty shillings as he is able with conveniency. Also to my son James and my son Samuel & my son Thomas, And to my Daughters Mary, Sarah & Abigail, to eyther of these three shillings apiece. All ye rest of my estate I give to my son Benjamin, and doo make him my exsequitor.

Beget Egleston

Witness; Nath. Sslyer Abraham Randall, John Hosford.

FE Robbins Manuscript "Bygod Egleston" -NEHG Lib.

American Gene, July 1961, Pg 151

American Gene, Vol 10, Pg 198

Baptizd, All Saints Ch, Settrington, East Riding, (now No. Yorkshire) ENGLAND Immigr. to Dorchester, MA

History of Ancient Windsor, Stiles

Moved to Windsor, Hartford, CT

Will probated in Hartford District Court

From: "Marie Taylor"

Subject: FW: [EGGLESTON] Bigod Eggleston d. 1674 CT

I can't even find any records that show the given name of Bigod was "Mary". From every piece of information I have found so far I have concluded that Bigod was married twice and possibly 3 times considering the gaps in years between the births of some of his children. The name of any he was married to remains anonymous.

I have seen records that claim his wife was Mary Talcott, Sarah Talcott or Mary Wall. From wills of John Talcott, Ann (Skinner) Talcott Wall, Moses Wall, and Ann's parents, William Skinner and Margery Skinner show that daughters Mary, Ann and Grace Talcott had apparently died before 1616; that Sarah Talcott had m. (William) Wadsworth & Mary Wall had m. (Martin) Aylett by 1637. This would indicate that Bigod could not have married Mary Talcott nor Sarah Talcott as his 1st wife not Mary Wall or Sarah Talcott as his 2nd wife. His oldest son James was b. 1612, his youngest child b. in England b. abt.1629 and he was in America by 1630.

It has been established from Wills that James Eggleston was m. 1st to Margaret Harker, dau. of Miles Harker (who did not have a dau. named Julian(a)) and his 2nd wife was Julian(a) Frear dau. of John Frear.

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Bygod Eggleston's Timeline

1586
February 20, 1586
Settrington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
February 20, 1586
Settrington, East Yorkshire, UK
1587
February 20, 1587
Age 1
Settrington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
February 20, 1587
Age 1
Settrington,Yorkshire,England
February 20, 1587
Age 1
Settrington, Yorkshire, England
February 20, 1587
Age 1
.,Settrington,Yorkshire,England
February 20, 1587
Age 1
.,Settrington,Yorkshire,England
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