John Baldwin, of Stonington (c.1635 - 1683) MP

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Birthplace: Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA
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About John Baldwin, of Stonington

Born 1635 in Aston-Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England to parents Sylvester Baldwin and Sarah Bryan. Youngest of six children. Emigrated to America with his family in 1638 aboard the "Martin". His father died at sea. The widow and six children settled in New Haven. By 1643, when his mother remarried to James Astwood (Atwood), the family was living in Milford, CT. John Baldwin died 19 Aug 1683.

He married twice - (1) in 1656 in Milford name of his first wife is unknown, possibly daughter of his step-father, Captain John Astwood; she died after the birth of their son in 1657; and (2) Rebecca Palmer widow of Elisha Chesebro on 24 Jul 1672. She was born 07 Jul 1647 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, and died 02 May 1713 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

The maiden name of bis first wife is unknown. It is conjectured that she was a daughter of Captain John Astwood, his step-father. They were married in 1656 and a house lot was assigned to them in Milford, Connecticut, and later he received other grants of land in that town. His wife died in 1657 soon after the birth of her only child, John. In 1664 John Baldwin settled in New London, Connecticut. He married (second), July 24, 1672, Rebecca Palmer, widow of Elisha Chesebro, and daughter of Walter Palmer (I) of Stonington, Connecticut. They settled permanently in Stonington where she owned an extensive tract of land. She died May 2, 1713

Children:

  1. John, b. 13 Apr 1657, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. 1676, England. [with his first wife]
  2. Rebecca, b. 20 May 1673, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
  3. Mary, b. 24 Feb 1675, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
  4. Sarah, b. Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. 1680.
  5. Jane, b. 1681, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. Bef. 1692.
  6. Theophilus, b. 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
  7. Sylvester, b. 04 Mar 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. 1732.

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SYLVESTER2 BALDWIN (SYLVESTER1) died 21 Jul 1638. He married SARAH BRYAN 1620. She died 1669 in Milford, Connecticut. Notes for SYLVESTER BALDWIN: Before coming to America, lived at St. Leonards in Aston-Clinton, near Dundridge, where he owned the "Chapel Farm." He married Sarah Bryan, early in 1620. In 1638, Sylvester and his wife Sarah and six living children, sailed for America in the ship Martin. They belonged to the "New Haven Company." Sylvester died on the passage, "in mid ocean." July 21, 1638. His will was admitted to probate, in Boston, where the ship Martin arrived. He left a large estate. His widow and six children settled with the rest of the emigrating company in New Haven. In 1643, "the Widow Baldwin" was recorded in New Haven as one of the wealthiest proprietors. In 16443 she married Capt. John Astwood/ they settled in Milford, Connecticut. Capt. Astwood died in London in 1654. She died in Milford in 1669.

   

Children of SYLVESTER BALDWIN and SARAH BRYAN are:

             i.   SARAH3 BALDWIN, b. 22 Apr 1621.
            ii.   RICHARD BALDWIN, b. 25 Aug 1622.
            iii.   MARY BALDWIN, b. 28 Feb 1624; d. 1624.
           iv.   MARY BALDWIN, b. 19 Feb 1625.
            v.   MARTHA BALDWIN, b. 20 Apr 1628.
           vi.   RUTH BALDWIN, b. 1630.
           vii.   SAMUEL BALDWIN, b. Jan 1632; d. 1632.
          viii.   ELIZABETH BALDWIN, b. 25 Jan 1633; d. 1633.

3. ix. JOHN BALDWIN, b. 1635; d. 19 Aug 1683.

JOHN3 BALDWIN (SYLVESTER2, SYLVESTER1) was born 1635, and died 19 Aug 1683. He married (2) REBECCA PALMER1 24 Jul 1672. She was born 07 Jul 1647 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, and died 02 May 1713 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    

Child of JOHN BALDWIN is:

              i.   JOHN4 BALDWIN, b. 13 Apr 1657, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. 1676, England.

    

Children of JOHN BALDWIN and REBECCA PALMER are:

             ii.   REBECCA4 BALDWIN, b. 20 May 1673, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
             iii.   MARY BALDWIN, b. 24 Feb 1675, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
            iv.   SARAH BALDWIN, b. Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. 1680.
             v.   JANE BALDWIN, b. 1681, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. Bef. 1692.

4. vi. THEOPHILUS BALDWIN, b. 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

            vii.   SYLVESTER BALDWIN, b. 04 Mar 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. 1732.

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John Baldwin, son of Sylvester Baldwin (4), was born in Aston-Clinton, England, in 1635, and died August 19, 1683. The maiden name of bis first wife is unknown. It is conjectured that she was a daughter of Captain John Astwood, his step-father. They were married in 1656 and a house lot was assigned to them in Milford, Connecticut, and later he received other grants of land in that town. His wife died in 1657 soon after the birth of her only child, John. In 1664 John Baldwin settled in New London, Connecticut. He married (second), July 24, 1672, Rebecca Palmer, widow of Elisha Chesebro, and daughter of Walter Palmer (I) of Stonington, Connecticut. They settled permanently in Stonington where she owned an extensive tract of land. She died May 2, 1713.

The children of John Baldwin were: 1. John, born April 13, 1657, died in 1676. in England. 2. Rebecca, May 20, 1673, married EInathan, son of Deacon Manasseh Minor, town clerk of Stonington. 3. Mary. February 24, 1675, married John Randall, of Stonington. 4. Sylvester, March 4, 1677, received a bequest in 1702 from the estate of his grandmother, Sarah (Bryan) (Baldwin) Astwood; he married Lydia Minor and Elizabeth Avery. 5. Sarah, 1680, died unmarried. 6. Jane, 1681, died before 1692. 7. Theophilus, 1683, married Priscilla Mason, (see forward).

(VI) Theophilus Baldwin, son of John Baldwin (5). was born in Stonington, Connecticut, June, 1683. He settled there. He married (first) Priscilla Mason, daughter of Daniel Mason, May 25, 1710. She was the granddaughter of Captain John Mason, the Indian fighter, and of Rev. Peter Hobart, of Hingham, Massachusetts, whose daughter Rebecca was Daniel Mason's second wife.

The children were born by the first w:ife. He married (second). May 1, 1724, Jemima Powers, who died in 1733, and he married (third) Elizabeth Hascall, widow, of Norwich. He was the first deacon of the church organized in 1727 in what is now North Stonington. In many ways he was a man of mark in the town, having character, ability, wealth and a remarkably sunny temper.

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John Baldwin of Stonington, Connecticut's Timeline

1635
October 28, 1635
Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England
1635
Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England
1657
1657
Age 22
1672
July 24, 1672
Age 37
Stonington Village (New London) Connecticut Colony
1673
May 20, 1673
Age 38
Stonington, CT, USA
1675
February 24, 1675
Age 40
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
1677
March 4, 1677
Age 42
Stonington, New London, CT
1680
1680
Age 45
1681
April 1681
Age 46
1683
June 1, 1683
Age 48
Stonington, New London, CT