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Margaret Griswold

Also Known As: "Not Margaret Hicks", "Not Margaret Blencow"
Birthplace: of, Kenilworth, Warwickshire , England
Death: Died in Clinton, Middlesex, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Clinton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of unknown father of Margaret Griswold and unknown mother of Margaret Griswold
Wife of Edward Griswold of Killingworth
Mother of Francis Griswold; Sarah Griswold; Lieutenant Francis Griswold; George Griswold; Lydia Griswold and 11 others

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About Margaret Griswold


  • Birth: abt 1611 - of Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
  • Parents: unknown
  • Married: by 1629 in England to Edward Griswold
  • Death: Aug 23 1670 - Clinton, Middlesex, Connecticut
  • Cemetery: Indian River Cemetery, Connecticut, USA


  1. Sarah, b. 29 Jan 1631, Kenilworth, , Warwickshire, England ,   d. 6 Nov 1715, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Married 1) Samuel Phelps 2) Nathaniel Pinney
  2. John,   b. 10 Jan 1632, Kenilworth, , Warwickshire, England ,   d. 1642, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Died young.
  3. George,   b. 19 May 1633, Kenilworth, , Warwickshire, England ,   d. 3 Sep 1704, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Married Mary Holcomb.
  4. Lt. Francis,   b. 1635, Kenilworth, , Warwickshire, England ,   d. 1 Oct 1671, Norwich, New London Co., CT. Married Mary Tracy..
  5. Lydia,   b. 17 Nov 1637, Kenilworth, , Warwickshire, England ,   d. Abt 1637. Died young.
  6. Hannah,   b. 19 Jun 1642, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT,   d. 3 May 1714.
  7. Mary,   b. 5 Oct 1644, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT,   d. 1690.
  8. Deborah,   b. Bef 28 Jun 1646, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, USA ,   d. 7 Feb 1718, Kenilworth, ? Co., CT. Married Samuel Buell.
  9. Joseph,   b. 2 Mar 1647, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT
  10. Samuel,   b. 18 Nov 1649, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.


in "Note on the Ancestry of the Griswolds of Connecticut" (The American Genealogist 40:43-44), John G. Hunt conclusively shows that the Edward GRISWOLD who married Margaret BLENCOW is not the immigrant to CT, and Genevieve Tylee Kiepura concurs.



See supporting documents attached.


From Bob Segar - "I have several other bits of correspondence but my (present)conclusion is:

The "Hicks" family say she wasn't a "Hicks" and the pedigree floating around for "Margaret Hicks" is untrue. Blencow is positively out because of the above studies by the Griswold Family. "Diamond/Dimond" is not accepted anymore although one correspondent claims she is Edward's second wife (?). I go along with the Griswold Family and leave her last name blank. It's hard to do with so many candidates floating around, but that is what I'm doing."


Margaret Hicks was the daughter of Robert Hicks and Margaret Winslow Hicks Margaret Hicks married Edward Griswald. Margaret Winslow married Robert Hicks and was the daughter of Edward Winslow Sr and Eleanor Pelham.. Edward Winslow Sr married second Magdelene Ollyver.,

Northhampton, England d Aug 23, 1670, Killingworth, Middlesex Cty, CT (which is the same date as M Hicks here) ....need to verify See

Margaret's ancestry is not clear. She is not listed on the Winslow site as a Winslow descendant. Her parentage is listed as unknown on the Griswold site.

"Note: The Boston Transcript, June 18, 1930, (New Series): Edward's wife is given by some as Magaret Hicks, but letters addressed to those who are supposed to have the authority for this statement are as yet unanswered. Edward was born about 1607, married to first wife and mother of his children about 1630. She died Aug. 23, 1670, and her gravestone is known as the oldest in Congregational graveyard at Killingworth, Ct., now Clinton. 11 children "

from "They Came to Milton" by Jon Saunders

Margaret HICKS was born about 1609 in ENG.(11773) She immigrated about 1640.

  • She died on 23 Aug 1670 in Clinton, Middlesex Co., CT.(11774)
  • Parents: Robert HICKS.
  • She was married to Edward GRISWOLD about 1628 in Kenilworth, Warwick Co., ENG. (11775)(11776)
  • Children were:
  1. Francis GRISWOLD,
  2. Sarah GRISWOLD,
  3. George GRISWOLD,
  4. John GRISWOLD,
  5. Lydia GRISWOLD,
  6. Ann (Hannah) GRISWOLD,
  7. Mary GRISWOLD,
  8. Deborah GRISWOLD,
  9. Joseph GRISWOLD,
  10. Samuel GRISWOLD,
  11. John GRISWOLD.

12/26/2014 Found the following after following long trail on Probably needs to be absolutely confirmed, but it is a very good probable lead. CTC Margaret Griswold Birth: 1609 Northamptonshire, England Death: Aug. 23, 1670 Clinton Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

Killingworth Vital Records pg. 79 GRISWOLD MARGARET w. Edward d: 23 Aug 1670

This grave site is reportedly the oldest in the Old First Church (Indian River) Cemetery. Marked only with "M.G. 1670", it is believed to be the burial place of Margaret Griswold, wife of Killingworth (now Clinton) settler Edward Griswold. Serveral birth surnames have been posited for Margaret, most frequently HICKS and BLENCOW, but all have been discredited in family literature. (bio by: Jerri Eoff Sudderth)

Family links:

 Edward Griswold (1607 - 1690)

 Francis Griswold (1629 - 1671)*
 Sarah Griswold Phelps (1631 - 1715)*
 George Griswold (1633 - 1704)*
 Francis Griswold (1635 - 1704)*
 Sarah Griswold Mansfield (1638 - 1715)*
 Mary Griswold Phelps (1644 - 1717)*
 Deborah Griswold Buell (1646 - 1718)*
 John Griswold (1652 - 1717)*
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Burial: Indian River Cemetery Clinton Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

Maintained by: Elton Ellis Originally Created by: girlofcelje (inactive) Record added: Jun 21, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7604241

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Margaret Griswold's Timeline

Kenilworth, Warwickshire , England
Age 18
January 29, 1631
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
May 19, 1633
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
November 17, 1637
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
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Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England