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George Durant

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Brundish, Suffolk, England
Death: June 15, 1687 (55)
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of George Durant
Husband of Elizabeth Durant
Father of Mary Durrant; Edward Durant; Elizabeth Wade; Sarah Tinker and Abigail Tinker

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About George Durant, of Middletown & Lyme, CT

Not the George Durant of Virginia/North Carolina: or George Durant, of Perquimans, North Carolina

Please disconnect parents and son John Durant, these belong to the North Carolina George Durant.

George Durant married widow Elizabeth Blake in England after the death of Capt. Blake about 1652 and before 1660. George, Elizabeth and his stepson, David Blake traveled to the colony together and settled in Malden, MA and then Middletown, CT.

Children born of George & Elizabeth Durant:

  • Edward, 1661, Malden or Middletown
  • Abigail, 1663
  • Sarah, 1667
  • Elizabeth


GEORGE3 DURANT (THOMAS2, RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1632, and died June 15, 1687 in Lyme, New London Co., CT. He married ELIZABETH BLAKE. She was born 1632 in Surrey, Eng, and died February 1691/92 in Middletown, Hartford Co., CT.

Notes for GEORGE DURANT: George appears first in the Colonial records in 1662 as a tenant on Dexter property at Malden, MA. It is assumed at this point, that he is the son of Thomas and the grandson of Richard. In 1663, he settled in Middletown, CT, receiving a large grant of land on both sides of the Connecticut River, the parcels extending over several modern counties. In the public records at both Malden and Middletown, he is called a "blacksmith." In March of 1670, he was 15th in a list of 52 freeholders and proprietors of Middletown, where he was assessed L34 on a value of L4,332, 10s, covering his property in that district. Soon after that, he was found dwelling on his land at what is now Hadlyme, with a mill at what is now North Lyme. There is no present evidense that he is the son of Thomas. This is based on pure speculation in that George is in Malden, MA and Thomas was granted fishing rights in Newfoundland. The will of Thomas, 1650, does not mention a son George. 104 Name: George Durant Location: Middletown Invt. o120-07-00. Taken 23 February, 1690-1, by Samuel Collins and William Sumner. Court Record, Page 25--5 March, 1690-1: Invt. Exhibited and approved. Edward Durant, son of the deceased, personally appeared with an affidavit of the Correctness of Invt. (See Invt. side, Page 104.)

More About GEORGE DURANT: Burial: June 1687

More About ELIZABETH BLAKE: Burial: February 1691/92

Children of GEORGE DURANT and ELIZABETH BLAKE are: i. EDWARD4 DURANT, b. June 2, 1661, Middletown, Hartford Co., CT; d. March 28, 1718, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA; m. (1) MARY

; m. (2) ANNE HALL, Abt. 1684; b. November 20, 1661; m. (3) SARAH WHALE, June 2, 1714, Boston, MA - Old South Church. ii. ELIZABETH DURANT, d. December 6, 1704, Lyme, New London Co., CT; m. JOHN WADE, Abt. 1680; b. Abt. 1643, possibly Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA; d. March 24, 1726/27, Lyme, New London Co., CT. iii. MARY DURANT, m. (1) JOHN WALLER, December 28, 1678, Lyme, New London, CT; d. 1686; m. (2) SAMUEL SHETHER, Abt. 1687; b. February 3, 1657/58, Guilford, CT; d. Aft. August 27, 1688; m. (3) ROBERT CHAPMAN, JR., October 29, 1694; b. Abt. 1646; d. November 10, 1711, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. iv. SARAH DURANT, m. AMOS TINKER, SR., June 1, 1682, Lyme, New London, CT; b. October 28, 1657, Lancaster, MA; d. Bet. August 19, 1729 - June 22, 1730, New London, New London Co., CT. v. ABIGAIL DURANT, d. December 24, 1728, Southhold, Long Island, NY; m. SAMUEL TINKER, Abt. 1680; b. April 1, 1659, New London, New London Co., CT; d. April 28, 1733, Lyme, New London Co., CT.


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George Durant, of Middletown & Lyme, CT's Timeline

April 15, 1610
Mayfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
October 1, 1631
Brundish, Suffolk, England
March 14, 1654
Age 22
Saybrook, Middlesex County, CT
April 1, 1659
Age 27
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
June 2, 1661
Age 29
Middletown, Hartford COunty, Connecticut Colony
Age 31
Connecticut, United States
Age 35
Connecticut Colony
June 15, 1687
Age 55
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
Durant, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States