Joseph Saxton (1656 - 1715)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Managed by: Christopher Robert Silvers
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About Joseph Saxton

Joseph lived west of Anguilla Brook, Stonington, where he kept an ordiinary, “which was considered by travelers better than any other tavern for miles along the road.” He is said to have engaged in the West Indies trade, “by which he was very wealthy”

His will dated July 8 1715, was admitted to probate in New London, Conn. His widow withheld the will for a time, in a controversy. She objected because whe was given only her dower, on-third of the estate. The other two-thirds went to her grandsons, Saxton Palmer and Saxton Bailey.

[McIntire Ancestry 1950 p 308]

Ancestor with Hannah Denison of actress Lee Remick (Mrs Lea Ann Remick Colleran Gowans); [Roberts Notable Kin 1:23]

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Joseph lived west of Anguilla Brook, Stonington, CT, where he kept an ordiinary, "which was considered by travelers better than any other tavern for miles along the road." He is said to have engaged in the West Indies trade, "by which he was very wealthy"

His will dated July 8 1715, was admitted to probate in New London, Conn. His widow withheld the will for a time, in a controversy. She objected because she was given only her dower, one-third of the estate. The other two-thirds went to her grandsons, Saxton Palmer and Saxton Bailey.

[McIntire Ancestry 1950 p 308]

Joanne Hunt records that he was born not in Boston but in Stonington, CT.

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Capt. Joseph Saxton's Timeline

1656
May 9, 1656
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 11, 1656
First Church, Boston, Suffolk, Ma
May 11, 1656
Boston, Suffolk, Ma
1680
July 15, 1680
Age 24
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
1681
September 4, 1681
Age 25
Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
1683
December 2, 1683
Age 27
Stonington, New London, CT
1686
May 30, 1686
Age 30
Stonington, CT, USA

!BIRTH:
Mercy Saxton Dennison's birth
Relevant birth record obtained at the website hereafter:
www.familysearch.org
Author: Family Group Record, FamilySearch, Ancestral File
Actua text:
"MERCY SAXTON
Born: 30 May 1686
Place: Newbury, Essex, Ma., USA
Father: Joseph Saxton
Mother: Hannah Dennison"

1715
July 18, 1715
Age 59
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1932
July 19, 1932
Age 59
October 14, 1932
Age 59