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George Griswold

Birthplace: Solihul, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: after 1622
Kenilworth, Warwick, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Griswold and Elizabeth (Buck) Griswold
Husband of Dousabel Griswold and Honora Griswold
Father of Thomas Griswold; Francis Griswold; Elizabeth Palmer; Edward Griswold, of Killingworth; Matthew Griswold and 1 other
Brother of Margery Grissold; Matthew Griswold; Thomas Griswold; Roger Griswold and William Griswold

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About George Griswold, of Kenilworth

George Griswold was born 23 April 1548 in Solihull Warwick England, and died 28 Aug 1615 in Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire, England.

Parents: not confirmed. As of April 2017, we show them as Roger Griswold and Elizabeth Buck.


  1. Joanna; no issue.
  2. Married: 1590 in Warwickshire, England to Dousabele Leigh or Ley b abt 1594 in Kennilworth Warwick England; 5 children. She may have been known as Dorothy.
  3. Married: 1617 in Warwickshire, England to Honora PAWLEY b: ABT 1597 in England; 2 children.

Children of George Griswold and Dousabel:

  1. Matthew Griswold, died 02 Aug 1652.
  2. Thomas Griswold, born Abt. 1595 in Kennilworth England. He married Elinor.
  3. Michael Griswold, born 1597 in Kennilworth England; died 26 Sep 1684 in Wethersfield CT. He married Ann Adams.
  4. Edward Griswold, born 26 Jul 1607 in Kennilworth England; died 30 Aug 1691 in Windsor Hartford CT.
  5. Francis Griswold, born 1610 in Kennilworth Warwick England; died 02 Aug 1652 in Windsor Hartford CT.

Children of George Griswold & Honora:

  1. Matthew GRISWOLD b: ABT 1620 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
  2. Thomas GRISWOLD b: ABT 1622 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England


For Greswold genealogy there are a series of short articles in The American Genealogist (Vols. 39-41), by Kiepura, Jacobus, and Hunt, on the Griswold/Greswold ancestry. Each of these articles builds on and corrects the preceding.




From Genevieve Tylee Kiepura, "Griswold Ancestry in England," in The American Genealogist, 39:176, which shows the sons of George Griswold of Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire, England, to be (in order of birth):# Francis (presumed to have inherited the estate, and stayed in England); some say he was this Griswold-325|Francis Griswold who did emigrate.

  1. Edward (b. 1607) - emigrated to Windsor, Connecticut
  2. Matthew - emigrated to Windsor with his brother Edward
  3. Thomas - stayed in England (?)

: Testimony given 15 May 1684 by Edward Griswold, aged about 77, that he came to New England in 1639 [hence born ca. 1607], and by Matthew Griswold, aged about 64, to the same effect [hence born ca 1620]. : George Griswold, aged about 67, testified 9 May 1700 that in youth he lived with his father, Edward Griswold, in Kenilworth, Warwickshire,and had heard his father say that the house they lived in there belonged to Edward's brother Matthew, and he had seen a letter from Thomas Griswold of Kenilworth intimating that Thomas lived in said house... [proving that there was a third brother, Thomas]

: On 19 Jan 1737/8, Capt. George Griswold, aged about 72, and Mr. JohnGriswold, aged about 69, sons of George Griwsold, both of Windsor, Conn., testified that their grandfather's name was Edward Griswold, thattheir great-greatfather was George Griswold who had three sons, the eldest named Edward, the second named Matthew and the third or youngestnamed Thomas, of whom the first two came to New England from "Killigsworth" in Warwickshire; also that said Edward's eldest son has always been reputed to be Francis Griswold.


George Griswold ... This information found in FamilySearach, but thereare so many other George Griswolds born about 1575 that this may be in doubt. <ref>Entered by Tom Bredehoft, Jun 16, 2012</ref>


:: George Griswold<ref>#S35 Ancestry Family Trees </ref>


:: 06 NOV 1574 Wootenwawen, Warwickshire, ENGLAND

Christening ===:

26 NOV 1575 Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England<ref>"The American Genealogist" Vol. 39 p. 119 "The American Genealogist" vol. 41 p. 101</ref>:: 6 NOV 1574 Wooten Waven, Warwickshire, England<ref>#S76 Copy inmy files</ref>


:: 1 JUL 1594 Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England<ref>#S76 Copy in my files</ref><ref>#S122 "Descendants of John Greswold"</ref> : Husband: Griswold-216|George Griswold : Wife: Leigh-254|Dousabel Leigh : Child: Griswold-204|Edward Griswold : Child: Griswold-217|George Griswold

Ancestors of George Griswold

: 1. John Greswold died in 1472 in Rowington, Warwickshire, England. He had two sons, John and Roger who died 1544 in Rowington.:: 2. Roger married Margaret ???; sons named in his will were Robert, William, John, and Richard.:: 3. William Griswold was born 1514 in Rowington and died 1570 in Warwickshire. He married Elizabeth ??? circa 1538. Children were Margaret, Isabel, Roger, Thomas and Mary.:: 4. Roger Griswold was born 1545 in Warwichshire and died 1604 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Only his wife's initial "R" is known. Sons were Roger, Thomas, and George born in 1574. George's son Edward was the first of the family to emigrate to the Colonies.


See also:

George Henry Griswold. <ref>Source: #S109 Ancestors of AnnaDorothy Walker; Vol. 01 Starts on Page 274 Accessed Sept 8 2017 freegeneanet weekend Link:</ref><ref>Source: #S39 Record for George Griswold Link:</ref><ref>Source: #S224 </ref>

Born 6 NOV 1574. England Map: Latitude: N52.5898. Longitude: W1.4611. <ref>Source: #S39 Record for George GriswoldLink:</ref><ref>Source: #S109 From Wikipedia page The GriswoldFamily Link:</ref><ref>Source: #S224 </ref>

Died 28 AUG 1615. England Map: Latitude: N52.5898. Longitude: W1.4611. <ref>Source: #S39 Record for George GriswoldLink:</ref><ref>Source: #S109 From Wikipedia page The GriswoldFamily Link:</ref><ref>Source: #S224 </ref>


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  • Source: S109 Misc. Source
*Source: <span>S224</span> UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R1 NOTE<i>Find A Grave</i>. Find A Grave.  
  • Repository: R1
  • Source: S39 Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo,UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R1
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George Griswold, of Kenilworth's Timeline

April 28, 1548
Kenelworth, Warwickshire, England
November 6, 1574
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November 6, 1574
Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England
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Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England
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Wootten Wawen, Warwick, England
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Wooten, Wawen, England
November 16, 1574
Solihul, Warwickshire, England
Wooten Wawen, Warwickshire, England, Great Britian
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