William Gaylord, Jr. (1617 - 1656) MP

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Birthplace: Crewkerne, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Occupation: (more) http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sanford-shulsen&id=I7230, Deacon
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About William Gaylord, Jr.

William Gaylord Jr. was baptized on 28 December 1617 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.1 He was the son of Deacon William Gaylord and (__?__) (__?__).

He married (1), at age 26, Ann Porter, age 22, daughter of John Porter and Anna White, on 24 February 1643/44 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..2

He married (2), at age 35, Elizabeth Drake, daughter of John Drake and Elizabeth(?) (__?__), on 9 February 1653 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn..3

He died on 14 December 1656 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn., at age 38.4

William Gaylord, Jr. came to Dorchester on the "Mary and John" with his father in 1630. He had an original grant of a home-lot 18 rods wide in Windsor and his name is found, along with his fathers, on the Founders Monument in Windsor. In 1654 it is noted that William Gaylord, the younger, was a joint purchaser with his father and brother, John, in a parcel that was John Warham's, on the East side of the Great River.

William married Ann Porter in 1644 who died in 1653 leaving William with 5 small children.

A short time later, William married Elizabeth Drake with whom he had two more children.

William died in 1656 at the young age of 38 leaving his relatively new bride with seven children ranging in age from 11 years to the youngest, Nathaniel, who was only fifteen weeks old at the death of their father.

Four years later, his widow married John Elderkin.

William's estate was inventoried at £423-00-09 and £383-06-06 after all debts were paid. Because of the young age of his children, his estate wasn't distributed to the widow and children until 1673, 17 years after his death.

Immigration: on 30 May 1630, of Crewkerne, Somerset, England, arrived at Drochester on the "Mary & John."

Founder/Proprietor: Windsor, 1636.

Children of William Gaylord Jr. and Ann Porter

  • 1. Ann Gaylord+ b. 24 Apr 1645, d. 27 Sep 1690
  • 2. Hanna Gaylord b. 30 Jan 1645/46
  • 3. John Gaylord b. 27 Jun 1648, d. 27 Apr 1699
  • 4. William Gaylord b. 25 Feb 1649/50, d. 1680
  • 5. Hezekiah Gaylord b. 11 Feb 1652, d. 12 Sep 1677

Children of William Gaylord Jr. and Elizabeth Drake

  • 1. Josiah Gaylord b. 13 Feb 1653/54, d. 24 Jan 1726/27
  • 2. Nathaniel Gaylord b. 3 Sep 1656, d. 26 Mar 1720

Ancestor of Lucille Ball:

  • Lucille BALL (1911-1989)
  • Desiree Evelyn HUNT (1892-1977) and Henry Durrell BALL (1887-1915)
  • Frederick Charles HUNT (1865-1944) and Flora Belle ORCUTT (b. 1867) [see below]
  • Reuben HUNT (1836-1889) and Eveline Frances BAILEY (b. 1838)
  • Elvin HUNT (1791-1871) and Sylvia LEE (1794-1837)
  • Stephen S. HUNT (1764-1825) and Bridget SPRAGUE (1766-1842)
  • Col. David SPRAGUE (1731-1821) and Amey SWEET (1731-c1771) [see below]
  • Experience CRANDALL (b. 1709) and Elder David SPRAGUE (1707-1777)
  • Jeremiah CRANDALL (1674-1718) and Priscilla WARNER (1675-1750)
  • Elder John CRANDALL (c1617-1676) and Hannah GAYLORD (1647-1678)
  • William GAYLORD (1617-1656) and Ann PORTER (1621-1653)

See "The descendants of John Porter... "

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[James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England]

WALTER, Windsor, br. of the preced. came with his f. to Dorchester, m. 29 Apr. 1648, Mary, d. of deac. Edward Stebbins of Hartford, had Joseph, b. 13 May 1649, wh. was one of the first sett. at Waterbury, after of Durham; Mary, 19 Mar. 1651; Joanna, 5 Feb. 1653; Benjamin, 12 Apr. 1655; Isaac, 21 June 1657. His w. d. 29 June 1657, and he m. 22 Mar. 1658, Sarah, d. of William Rockwell, had Eliezur, 7 Mar. 1662; and Sarah, 13 Apr. 1665; d. 9 Aug. 1689; so that three of the four s. of deac. William d. within few wks. Joanna m. 16 Dec. 1669, John Porter.

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Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 636

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Walter married first Mary Stebbins on 04/29/1648 in Hartford, CT.

Walter married second Sarah Rockwell on 03/22/1658 in Hartford, CT.

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William Gaylord, Jr.'s Timeline

1617
December 28, 1617
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
1617
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
1622
1622
Age 5
Exeter, Devonshire, England
1622
Age 5
Exeter, Devonshire, England
1622
Age 5
Exeter, Devonshire, England
1622
Age 5
Exeter, Devon, England
1622
Age 5
Exeter, Devonshire, England
1622
Age 5
Exeter, Devonshire, England
1644
February 22, 1644
Age 27
Felstead, Essex, England, (Present UK)
1645
April 24, 1645
Age 28
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)