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James Ensign

Death: 1670
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James Ensign (Ensing), Cambridge, 1634; freeman, Massachusetts, March 4, 1635; an original proprietor at Hartford, 1639; his home-lot was on the south side of the highway now Elm St.; chosen constable, 1649, 1662; chimney-viewer, 1655; townsman, 1656. He and his wife, Sarah, were original members of the South Church, February 12, 1670. He died 1670; will dated November 23; inventory December 23, £729. 2. 9. His widow, Sarah, died in 1676; inventory taken May 29, 1676.


i. Sarah, married May 6, 1651, John Rockwell, of Windsor; died June 23,1659.

ii. David, born about 1644, Hartford; married October 22,1663, Mehitabel, daughter of Thomas Gunn, of Windsor; she obtained a divorce from him, October, 1682; chimney-viewer, 1666; surveyor of highways, 1669.

iii. Mary, married about 1662, Samuel Smith, of Northampton, afterward of Hadley

iv. Hannah, married Joseph Easton (q. v.).

v. Lydia, baptized August 19, 1649.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 238. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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