|Birthplace:||Glastonbury, Sommerset, England, (Present UK)|
|Death:||Died in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)|
|Occupation:||Settler of Hartford & Middletown, Connecticut, Surveyor; "came to America in 1633; was a member of the General Court in 1638 and several subsequent years"|
|Managed by:||Thomas Shirley|
About George Hubbard, Sr.
Name George Hubbard
Birth abt 1600, England
Death Jan 1675, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
1 Mary Bishop
Birth 1610, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
Death 14 Sep 1675, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
Father John Bishop (~1580-1661)
Mother Ann (~1592-1676)
Children Mary (~1628-1713)
1. Hubbard Thompson Memorial -- L.A. library -- Lora Hancock of Mesa, Az.
2. Mr. Ralph R. Cluff, 340 Arnwood, Medford, OR 97501 and all information above this note also came from him.
George Hubbard and his wife Mary lived in Watertown circa 1635.
George Hubbard came first to Massachusetts, then to Wethersfield by 1636, removed 1643 to Milford, CT and 1650 to Guilford.
FamilySearch takes this line back to Thomas Hubbard b. 1369.
George Hubbard had a wife named Mary Bishop.
I found where MARY BISHOP really figures into the Hubbard lines. She is not the mother of George Hubbard who married Elizabeth Watts. as is sometimes reported.
She is more of a contemporary of his and she was married to a George Hubbard, which may have contributed to all the confusion.
George Hubbard died in Guilford (CT) in January 1683. His will, on record in the Probate Office of New Haven, has codicil dated May 23, 1682, in which he stated that his life had been prolonged, and devised a room in his house to his daughter Elizabeth. The inventory of his estate was taken May 30, 1683. George Hubbard's wife, MARY, daughter of John BISHOP, one of the original proprietors of Guilford, whom he married in England. She died Sept. 14, 1675.
The grave of George Hubbard was in the Guilford cemetery, south of where the soldiers' monument now stands in the center of the Guilford village green. This cemetery was not used after 1817, and the gravestones were removed. An interesting relic of George Hubbard is still in existence (remember, this was pub in 1914) in Guilford and has never been out of the Hubbard family. It is a linen chest brought by him from England. it is made of oak, is about four feet high and two feet deep, with a crude scroll work embellishing the front. The wood, all except the panels, is two inches thick, and is held together with wooden pegs. It formerely opened at the top, but a...... (that's where I run out of this document, sorry.)
This is not the George Hubbard who married Elizabeth Watts. This one who married Mary Bishop. These 2 couples were in the same basic generation.
GEORGE, Wethersfield 1636, probably went from Watertown, rep.
1638 in the first gen. assemb. and sev. times after, removed 1643 to Milford,
thence to Guilford 1650, where he was of import. probably rep. to New
Haven, certain. after the union of the two cols. 1665 and 6; d. Jan.
1683. His will of 23 May preced. with codic. of 30 Dec. names son
John, Daniel, and William; with ds. Mary, wife of John Fowler; Sarah
Harrison, or Morrison; Abigail, wife of Humphrey Spinning; Hannah,
prob. wife of Jacob Melyne or Melyen, and Elizabeth unm. But she bec. sec.
w. of John Norton of Guilford. Daniel, Abigail, and Hannah were
bapt. 26 May 1644, at married Of these, no doubt, some were born bef. he
came to W. probably on the other side of the ocean. Of his w. Mary we
kn. that she d. 14 Sept. 1676, but when he married her, or whether she was
mo. of all or any of the ch. is not kn. His gr.s. John Spinning was nam.
in his will, but not f. or mo. so that we may infer, one or both must
The Hubbard family in the United States was founded here by a number of different immigrants bearing this name, and at least two of these were George Hubbards, who came to this country at not widely separated dates and settled in different parts of New England. From one of these, George Hubbard, of Watertown, Mass., and several places in Connecticut, the line with which we are concerned in this sketch is descended. This George Hubbard appears to have been a native of one of the southern counties of England, probably Essex or Surrey, whence he emigrated to the New World in 1633. Upon reaching the New England Colonies he settled for a time at Watertown, Mass., whence he removed to Wethersfield, Conn., and still later to Milford. From Milford he removed to Guilford, Conn., some time prior to 1650, and there he passed the remainder of his life, his death occurring in 1683. George Hubbard married Mary Bishop, a daughter of John and Ann Bishop, and she removed with her husband to Guilford, where her death occurred in 1675. They were the parents of the following children, two of whom were born in England: Mary, John, Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, Abigail, William, and Daniel. -------------------- http://strongfamilytree.org/getperson.php?personID=I21153&tree=STR06
George (c1594-Jan 1683) married c1627 Mary Bishop (c1610-73) in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. She was the daughter of John (-14 Sep 1676) and Ann Bishop, who also immigrated. George and Mary immigrated by 1633 to Watertown, MA and were among that town's settlers of Wetherfield, CT in 1635. In 1636, the governing commission assigned George to survey the boundaries of Wetherfield and Windsor, CT. George represented Wetherfield on the commission 1638-42 (he was fined one shilling for coming to his first meeting late). In 1638, he also became one of the two Wetherfield resident authorized to trade with local Indians; 11 years later, George would be fined £10 for trading a gun to an Indian. In 1640, George was granted 195 acres at Naubuc Farms, present-day Glastonbury. However, George also appears among the 44 original settlers of Milford, 20 November 1639, for an allotment of ten acres. George Hubbard was admitted 15 January 1644 to the Milford church. They moved to Guilford by 1648, where Mary's parents also settled. George was admitted to the Gilford church 6 October 1650. His name appears on a freeman's list for Gilford c1650-52, and as having moved from Milford. He served eight years as a deputy magistrate 1652-66, assembly member 1666-67, and justice 1670. George Hubbard's estate was inventoried 30 May 1683 and valued at £564.8.6 sterling. He was buried in Guilford.
George and Mary Hubbard had eight children: Mary Hubbard (1625-13 Apr 1713) was born in England and married 1647 John Fowler (-14 Sep 1647) of Milford; John Hubbard (1630-1702) was born in England and married 1648 Mary Merriam, with whom's family he was fostered; Ancestor Sarah; Hannah Hubbard (1637-1717) was born in Wethersfield, CT and married 1662 Jacob Melyen (-pre1706); Elizabeth Hubbard (1638-) was born in Wethersield and married widower Deacon John Norton; Abigail Hubbard (1640-) was born in Wethersfield and married 14 October 1675 Humphrey Spinning; William Hubbard (1642-84) was born in Milford, CT and married c1663 Abigail Dudley; and Daniel Hubbard (bap 26 May 1644-) was born in Milford and married 17 November 1664 Elizabeth Jordan.
Sarah Hubbard (1635-75) was born in Wethersfield, CT and followed her family to New Haven Colony. She married Sgt. Richard Harrison in Branford, CT and went with him to Newark, where they both died.
SOURCES: Edward E. Atwater, History of the Colony of New Haven 166-67 (1881); Bond, Watertown; Gardiner Card Collection; Harlan P. Hubbard, One Thousand Years of Hubbard History (1896); Irvin W. Hubbard, Descendants of George Hubbard 1584-1960 (1961); J. Hammond Trumbull, Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut Vol. I (1850).
George Hubbard was born in 1600 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, the son of Edmund and Margaret (Dewey) Hobart. He married Mary Bishop about 1620 in England. Mary was born in England about 1600, the daughter of John and Ann (Stevens) Bishop.
It appears that the George Hubbards and the John Bishops (Mary's parents) came to America about the same time, if not in the same boat. They came about 1628 to 1632, first going to Watertown, Massachusetts. They were in a group of 60 people that moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut, on October 15, 1635. George was chosen in 1636 by the Connecticut General Court to consider the bounds and survey the towns of Windsor and Wethersfield.
He was made a freeman prior to 1639 when he was chosen to represent Wethersfield at the first colonial General Court. He was fined one shilling for being late to a 7am session of the General Court on April 5, 1639. The George Hubbards also lived in or had property in North Glastonbury, Milford, and Guilford where the Bishops had settled.
George and Mary (Bishop) Hubbard were the parents of eleven children:
* George Hubbard - born 1620 - married Elizabeth Watts, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Duck) Watts - died March 16, 1684/85, about 65 years old
* Mary Hubbard - born about 1625 - died April 13, 1713 about 88 years old
* John Hubbard - born about 1630 - died August 1702 about 72 years old
* Sarah Hubbard - born about 1635
* Hannah Hubbard - born 1637 - died in 1717 about 80 years old.
* Elizabeth Hubbard - born 1638 - died July 1710 about 72 years old
* Abigail Hubbard - born 1640 - died November 1689 about 49 years old
* William Hubbard - born 1642 - died about 1684 about 42 years old
* Daniel Hubbard - born May 26, 1644 - died in 1720 about 76 years old
* Joseph Hubbard - born 1648
* Samuel Hubbard - born after 1648
Mary (Bishop) Hubbard died September 14, 1675, in Guilford, Connecticut, about 75 years old. George Hubbard died May 23, 1683, in Guilford, Connecticut, about 83 years old.
George HUBBARD was born in Galstonbury, Somersetshire, England about 1600. He married Mary BISHOP, daughter of John and Ann BISHOP in England in 1627. George, accompanied by his family, prbably landed in Watertown, Massachusetts about 1633.
On 6 May 1635 the General Court of Massachusetts Bay granted the inhabitants of Watertown permission to “remove themselves to any place that they shall think meete to make choice of, provided they continue under this government.” The reason being that there were too many towns and increasing numbers of cattle. On 15 October 1635, George and his family joined about sixty men, women and children with their cattle, horses and pigs as they commenced their difficult journey toward Connecticut.
In 1636 George HUBBARD and Samuel WAKEMAN surveyed along the Connecticut River from Windsor to the Falls (Chicopee?) and from Wethersfield to the mouth of the (Connecticut) River. Wethersfield comprised a fifty square mile parallelogram straddling the River. In 1639, George, by survey, cut out that portion lying east of the Connecticut River from the Hartford line to the Sturgeon River. This eastern portion, about 1690, was named Glastonbury (Wethersfield to the west of the River). In this area George laid out forty-four “Three mile lots.” His comprising one hundred ninety-five acres, was number 14 in Glastonbury. To the east was wilderness.
George represented Wethersfield in the first Colonial General Court. After three years in Wethersfield, George, with a number of his neighbors, moved to Milford, Connecticut where George was granted Milford Island. He was admitted to the church on 15 January 1644.
George sold Milford Island and moved to Guilford, Connecticut where he bought property from Jacob SHEAFFE on 22 September 1648. On 6 October 1650 he was admitted to the Guilford church as a member. He served for many years as a Deputy Magistrate. in 1666-7 he was a member of the Assembly at the union of the Hartford and New Haven Colonies. In May 1670 the Court invested him with the authority to “joyne persons in marriage.”
After outstanding contributions to communities in the Connecticut River Valley, George died in January 1683. His will, dated 23 May 1682, is filed, pages 96-7, Volume I, Probate Office Records, New Haven, Connecticut. There is a 30 December 1682 codicil. The inventory, dated 30 may 1683, lists 564 pounds, 08 shillings, 06 pence. Mary died in Guilford, New Haven County on 14 September 1675. Both are believed to be buried in the Guilford village green (formerly the cemetery). (Information taken from pp. 199-205,”One Thousand Years of HUBBARD History, 866-1895,” Edward Warren Day, 1895. “Considerably, from a huge manuscript volume filed in the town clerk’s office of Guilford (CT)”. Vol. 9 “American Ancestry,” Jane Hubbard Lloyd).
George HUBBARD, surveyor, and author’s antecedent, Thomas HOOKER, must have been acquainted. George and his family moved to what was to become the Hartford, Connecticut area (Wethersfield) in 1635. Thomas HOOKER moved to the area he and his group founded as Hartford in 1636. Both the Hartford and Wethersfield people, in small adjacent communities, had similar objectives, that is, community organization, division of lands, use of river waters, farming and, most importantly, freedom. George and Thomas HOOKER were active participants in carrying out the objectives.
George Hubbard, Sr.'s Timeline
March 14, 1600
Glastonbury, Sommerset, England, (Present UK)
England, (Present UK)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Wethersfield, , Connecticut
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Wethersfield, New Haven, Connecticut