George Stocking (c.1582 - 1683) MP

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Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About George Stocking

Arrived in the Colonies in 1633. George Stocking, Cambridge; freeman, Mass., May 6, 1635; an original proprietor of Hartford ; his home-lot in 1639 was on the south aide of "the road from George Steel's to the South Meadow," and adjoining George Steele's lot on the west. He was surveyor of highways, 1654, 1662; chimney-viewer, 1659 ; freed from watching, etc., May, 1660; d. May 25, 1683, “at great age.”

Wife: Anna

Children:

  1. Lydia, m. John Richards, of Hartford, son of Thomas.
  2. Sarah, m. Samuel Olcott, of Hartford, son of Thomas.
  3. Hannah, m. Andrew Benton, of Hartford. i
  4. Samuel, m. May 27, 1652, Bethia, dau. of John Hopkins, of Hartford ;

George Stocking removed to Middletown about 1655; deputy, 1665, 1669, 1674 ; deceased in Middletown in Dec., 1683; his widow married James Steele, of Hartford.

[from Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 2, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs. Google Books]

George Stocking, the immigrant and common ancestor of all the Stockings of this country, was born in county Suffolk, in the southeast part of England, about 1582. He and his wife and four children were dissenters and, were in the company with Rev. Thomas Hooker, which sailed from England in the ship "Griffin," and landed in Boston, September 3, 1633. George Stocking settled in Cambridge, where'in 1635 he built a house at the corner of the present Holyoke and Winthrop streets. May 6, 1635, he was made a freeman. He joined the colony of one hundred souls headed by the Rev. Thomas Hooker which traveled on foot from Cambridge to Connechent river and founded Hartford. He was a prominent proprietor and on the first distribution of lands he received twenty acres, "on the south side of the road from George Steele's, to the south meadow," and other grants later. In local affairs he was an active man; was selectman in 1647; surveyor of highways in 1654-62; chimney viewer in 1659, and was excused from military duty in 1660 owing to "great age." He died May 25, 1683, aged one hundred and one years, it is said, and his name is inscribed on a large monument erected to the memory of Hooker's party, and which now stands in the old Center Church bu1ying ground in Hartford. He married, in England, his wife Anna, the mother of his children. After her death he is understood to have married (second) Agnes (Shotwell) Webster, widow of John Webster, governor of the colony. His children were: Samuel, Sarah, Lydia and Hannah.

http://www.foundersofhartford.org/founders/stocking_george.htm

http://www.rockvillemama.com/colegeorgestocking.htm cites some of the primary sources for George Stocking's background and life. -------------------- The index for Will of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury: STOCKING, George weaver Glemsford 1610

Notes for GEORGE STOCKING: George appears in the book: History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877 with a Genealogical register by Lucius R. Paige, H.O.Houghton & Co., Boston, The Riverside Press, 1877. On page 16, in the Key to the Plan of Cambridge in 1635, #43, George Stocking is listed. In 1642, the lot belongs to William Manning. There is also a map of the town, with the location of everyone's lot. #43, George was on the corner of Crooked Street and Spring or Mount Auburn Street. [I need to research this but it has been said the current address would be the corner or Holyoke and Winthrop] There is a wonderful discussion of reasons why the Hooker party(.of which George Stocking was a member,) left Cambridge:

George Stocking, the immigrant and common ancestor of all the Stockings in this country, was born in county Suffolk, in the southeast part of England, about 1582. He and his wife and four children wre dissenters and were in the company with Rev. Thomas Hooker, which sailed from England in the ship "Griffin," and landed in Boston, Sept. 3, 1633. George Stocking settled in Cambridge, where in 1635 he built a house at the corner of the present Holyoke and Winthrop streets. May 6, 1635 he was made a freeman. He joined the colony of one hundred souls headed by Rev. Thomas Hooker which traveled on foot from Cambridge to Connechent river and founded Hartford. He was a prominent proprietor and on the first distribution of lands he received twenty acres, "on the south side of the road from George Steels's, to the south meadow," and other grants later. In local affairs he was an active man; was selectman in 1647; surveyor of highways in 1654-62; chimney viewer in 1659, and was excused from military duty in 1660 owing to "great age." He died May 25, 1683, aged one hundred and one years, it is said, and his name is inscribed on a large monument erected to the memory of Hooker's party, and which now stands in the old Center Church burying ground in Hartford. He married, in England, his wife Anna, the mother of his children. After her death he is understood to have married (second) Agnes (Shotwell) Webster, widow of John Webster, governor of the colony. His children were: Samuel, Sarah, Lydia and Hannah.

Genealogical and Family History of the STATE OF MAINE Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.

His will, dated Jul 15, 1673, named Anne his wife, his daughter Lydia Richards, the wife of John Richards, daughter Sarah Olcott, the wife of Samuel Olcott, daughter Hanna's husband Andrew Benton and their children.

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George Stocking of Hartford's Timeline

1582
1582
Suffolk, England
1627
1627
Age 45
Hartford, Hartford, Ct
1630
April 1630
Age 48
Hartford, CT, USA
1630
Age 48
Suffolk, England
1633
1633
Age 51
England
1645
1645
Age 63
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1662
May 26, 1662
Age 80
Old Center Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1683
May 25, 1683
Age 101
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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