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George Giddings

Also Known As: "George Henry Giddings"
Birthplace: Clapham, Bedfordshire, England
Death: June 1, 1676
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Giddings, of Clapham and Joan Phage
Husband of Jane Giddings and Jane Giddings
Father of Elizabeth Giddings; Thomas Giddings; John Giddings; James Giddings; Lt. Samuel Giddings and 6 others
Brother of Mary Giddings; Rebecca Giddings and Martha Giddings
Half brother of ? Phage and ? Phage

Occupation: 2 Apr 1635, Husbandman
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About George Giddings

George Giddings was the son of John Giddings of Clapham in Bedfordshire and Joan Purrier.

He was the husband of Jane Lawrence, and their children were : Thomas Giddings; John Giddings; James Giddings; Lt. Samuel Giddings; Sarah Giddings; Joseph Giddings; George Giddings; Rebecca Giddings; Abigail Giddings and Mary (Giddings) Hubbard.

He came from London to Ipswich, MA in 1635 in the ship "Planter". Had previously lived at St. Alban's, Hertfordshire, England


  • Anderson, The Great Migration Begins link
  • "The Giddings Family: or the Descendants of George Giddings, who came from St. Albans, England to Ipswich, Mass., in 1635", Minot S. Giddings, (Name: Name: Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company -
  • NEHGR 135:274-286 The English Origins of George Giddings of Ipswich, Massachusetts, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), Volume 135, Pages 274-286, 1981 link
  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

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  • Passengers By The Planter.
  • April 24, 1635, These underwritten names are to be transported to New England in the Planter, Nicholas Travice, Master, bound thither, the parties having brought certificates from the minister at St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, and attestation from the justice of the peace, according to the Lords' order.
  • [Signed] Richard Fenn, Alderman.
  • .....................................................................Age.
  • John Tuttell, a mercer....................................39
  • Joan Tuttell....................................................42
  • John Lawrence.............................................17
  • William Lawrence......................................... 12
  • Maria Lawrence............................................. 9
  • Abigail Tuttell.................................................. 6
  • Symon Tuttell................................................. 4
  • Sara Tuttell..................................................... 2
  • John Tuttell..................................................... 1
  • Nathan Haford, servant to John Tuttell..........16
  • 'GEORGE GIDDINGS, husbandman.......... 25
  • 'JANE GIDDINGS............................................ 20
  • Thomas Carter, 25, Michael Williamson 30, servants to 'GEO. GIDDINGS'..
  • * The Lawrence Genealogy with a strange obtuseness calls John Tuttell's wife "foster mother" to the Lawrence children. In 1659 she writes to 'GEO. GIDDINGS' as her son and so calls John and Simon Tuttle and John Lawrence; John Tuttell, aged 33 yrs. in 1650, which identifies him with Richard's son of that name, she calls her cousin (nephew). Besides William, John and 'JANE, wife of GIDDINGS', she had a son Thomas Lawrence who came afterwards. They were from St. Albans in Herts.--Savage.
  • 'GEORGE GIDDINGS settled at Ipswich and d. June 1, 1676. He was Deputy to the General Court 1641,, '54, '9, '60, '1, '3, '4, '8, '72, '75. Long a ruling elder of the 1st church. --Felt's Ipswich.
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  • Full text of "Ipswich village and the old Rowley road"
  • The John Tuttle Farm.
  • When the lots were divided in May, 1726, the farm now owned by Mr. Edmund Wile, was owned and occupied by William Tuttle. In 1641, John Tuttle laid down land on the South side of the river "in consideration of 30 acres of marsh and a parcel of land on both sides of Muddy River." (Town Record). His ownership of land in this vicinity may be due to this grant. John Tuttle was brother of Richard Tuttle, who settled in Rumney-Marsh, now Chelsea, in 1635, whose family became large and influential through many generations. 1 He was living in Ireland in 1653, but his wife, Joanna, remained in Ipswich. Before she sailed to join her husband she made an agreement, dated March 18, 1653-4, with Richard Shatswell, that he would pay 24 each year in corn, also 2 and one cow, for the rental of her house and land, "also all her meadow, marsh and broken up ground within the common fence." Her son-in-law, 'GEORGE GIDDINGS, who had married her daughter, JANE', and Joseph Jewett were appointed her attorneys. A few years, later, several lawsuits arose concerning the ownership of a mare, which was claimed by her son, Simon, and later, for damages against Shatswell for his neglect or wanton injury of the property and non-payment of rent. These law suits were the occasion of the filing of several letters from Mrs. Tuttle, which possess a quaint interest as illustrations of the letters and the literary style of the period, and shed much light on the family history.
  • "To my Deare & Louing Daughter Jane Gidding att Ipswich, in New England These:
  • Dauter 'JANE' hauing an oportunity I could nott omit to lett you understand that we are all in good health blessed be god. I hop you Receaved my last dated in february wherein I wright largely which now I shall omit god hath dealt graecously with me and f red me of the troubles of the world the lord give me grace now
  • 1 History of Chelsea. Chamberlain, 1: 112, etc. a Records and Files of Quarterly Court. Vol. II, p. 365. (Printed).
  • to spend the litell time I haue to Hue more to his glory the letter I Receaved from you I lay by me as a cordiall which I often Refresh myselfe with. If you know how much it Rejoyced me to hear from you you would nott omite I pray lett me hear how your breach is made up in Respect of the ministrey which I long to hear if you haue M r Cobete I pray present my loue to him and tell him I Hue under a very honst man wher I injoy the ordinances of god In new england way we want nothing but more good company the lord increase the number. Jaen I pray intreat your husband to looke to oure besines I hear Richard Schwell hath paid noe Rent I pray speake to him and get it 48 li send me word what increase ther is of oure mare and whether Thomas Burnam have groncelled the house ore not simon deals very bad with his father he lies at Barbados and sends noe Retorns butt spends all, his father will have no mor goods sent to him. I could wish I had no such cause to writ I thinke he and John intends to undoe ther father. 'JANE' you haue many sons the lord blese them & make them comforts to you & nott such aflictions as ours are I haue done only my dear and harty loue to your hussband & self e and children I leav you to the lord how is abell to keep and preserve you to his heauenly kingdom which is the prayer of your dear and louing mother *Joanna Tuttell.
  • Carrickfergus,
  • Oct. the 3 d , 56
  • my deare love to you yo r husband and yo r s
  • J. T.
  • The second letter is addressed,
  • "To her louing son 'GORG GIDING' dwelling In Ips in New England these:
  • Sone 'GIDING and dauter'
  • these are to lett you understand that the lord hath taken to himself my deare husband & left me disolat In a strang land and in dept by Reson of Simans keeping the Returnes from barbadous grife that ||he|j hath taken for his to sonns hath brought ||upon him 1 1 a lingring deseas lost his stomuce and pined away never sick tell the day before he died which wos the 30 tb of december I pray talke ||with|| M p Jeuett about that which I left with you & him this 3 yeares. I have nott hard of anything that he hath done I cannot hear of the cattell nor what increas the mare hath nor the Rent I pray lett things be Ready for I have wright to John lawrence to take them into his hands if Simon ore John should com lett nott them meddell with anything there my husband hath given them som thing in his will which I shall paie them now I will keep the state in my one hand as long as I live it may be I
  • may se new ingland againe I pray louke to my house that it be not Reuined. hanna is to be maried shortly to a good husband one that lous her well and a hansom man she is a great comfort to me. I sent Jane a smale token by Mr weber that went from hence to Jeimcas and so to new england. I like lerland very well we haue nether frost nor snow this winter butt very tempeat weather which agrees with me well my husbands death went neare the lord give me good of it & make up my losse in him selfe a teach this sharp Rod to submit to the will of my god. that I had need of it I pray Remember me att the throne I should be glad that you would Right to me that I may heare from you. I have not one letter this yeare which I wonder att. Remember me to all yours and to all my friends that aske of me no more att present butt the lord bless you with all sprituall blessings in heavenly things in Christ which is the prayer of your afecinat mother
  • Joanna Tuttell
  • hanna Rem her kind loue to you & all yours
  • Carrackfergus the 6 th of Apriell 57.
  • The third letter is addressed,
  • "These For her beloued sonne M r 'GEORGE GIDDING' att Ipswich in New England" ;
  • Carrickfargus, 20 March '57.
  • Sonn 'GIDING' I Receaued 2 letters from you and am glad to heare of 'your welfear with yours I wonder I heare nothing from Mr. Juete I heare he improues my estaet to his one advantag I praid him to pay my son martin 12 u in good goods and he lett him haue nothing butt beefe that none ellse would take I pray you to take care of my estat att Ips and lett nott him do what he list butt take a count of what he doth ther is 4 yeres Rent this march which corns to aboue a hundred pound and in depts ninty seauen pound and I heare my cossen John Tuttle would by the horse he will nott lett him without he pay him Englich goods I sent to deliuer goods to my sonn John lawrence to send me 50 li worth of beuar. I have depts to pay in london and want it much Thomas burnum wold know what to do with the mares if he can not keep them all lett John Tuttell ore you take to of them and for the Rest of the Cattell if they be chargabell sell them ore lett them to some that will haue care of them I am to remoue againe 16 mills nerer my sonn that maried my daueter hannah hath the imployment that my husband was in the tresury is Remoued to another towne & we must goe with it the presence of the lord goe with us they are very louing to me and my life ther by Is very comfortable. If I should com to new Ingland I fare I should goe a beging if Re-
  • portes be true my estate de Cays apase for want of lookeing to I heare the house gos to Ruine the land spends it selfe the cattell dye the horses eate themselves outt in keeping so I am licke to haue a small a count butt I hop it will nott proue as I heare if it should he that knows all things will a veneg the widows cause I pray Rem me to your wife my Dear Child hannah Rem her loue to you all so doth M r9 haries the potecaris wife that liued in saint Albanes she dwellse next house to me I haue nott ellse att present butt the blesing of the lord be with you & yours
  • I pray send no goods to simon I heare that of him which will bring my gray head with sorow to the graue with tears I conclued and Remaine
  • Your poore mother
  • Joanna Tuttell 1
  • These letters of this heavy-hearted woman reveal painful family secrets, the selfish greed of the sons, John and Simon, the overreaching of the trusted family attorney, the decay of the estate and keen parental anguish. The Tuttle homestead was on High Street, adjoining the Shatswell and Fowler homesteads, but these letters indicate that there were also farm buildings on Comfort hill or on the road to Muddy river.
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The third generation: George Giddings bp 24 Sep 1609 at Clapham, Bedfordshire, the immigrant. He had three sisters: Mary, Martha and Rebecca (p 282-3+)


  1. NEHGR 135:274-286

The English Origins of George Giddings of Ipswich, Massachusetts, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), Volume 135, Pages 274-286, 1981 link

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George Giddings's Timeline

September 24, 1607
Clapham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
September 24, 1609
Clapham, Bedfordshire, England
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Clapham, Bedfordshire, England
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Ipswich, Essex, MA
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Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
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Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
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Ipswich, Essex Co, Massachusetts
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