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Matthew Beckwith, Il

Birthplace: Saybrook Point, Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, Colonial America
Death: June 04, 1727 (77-86)
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Beckwith, I and Mary Elizabeth Beckwith Buckland/Bucknell
Husband of Elizabeth Beckwith; Elizabeth Beckwith and Sarah Beckwith
Father of Matthew Beckwith; John Beckwith; James Beckwith; Jonah Beckwith; Prudence DeWoolf and 4 others
Brother of Mary Daniels (Beckwith); Benjamin Beckwith; Catherine Rawlings; Elizabeth Aka Bates; Sarah Beckwith and 4 others

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About Matthew Beckwith, Il

Please see: The Griswold family, England-America : Edward of Windsor, Connecticut, Matthew of Lyme, Connecticut, Michael of Wethersfield, Connecticut by Griswold, Glenn E; (Steven Ferry, February 6, 2019.)

"BECKWITH, ...(4653iii) MATTHEW, Lyme, s. of the (4652) preced. by w. (4653iii[1]) Elizabeth had Matthew, John, and James, the last b. 1 June 1671, and all were bapt. 10 Sept. foll. Jonah, b. 27 Dec. 1673; Prudence, 22 Aug. 1676; Elizabeth 4 Feb. 1679; Ruth, 14 Mar. 1681; and Sarah Dec. 1684.

A sec. w. (4653iii[2]) Elizabeth wid. of Peter Pratt, wh. she m. after divorce from John Rogers, was d. of Matthew Griswold. Her he m. 1691, had a d. Griswold; and he d. 4 June 1727,

in his will nam. all the ch. exc. Sarah, perhaps dec. and his wid. d. next mo."

-- James Savage, op. cit.

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) VIEW RECORD Name Matthew Beckwith Birth Date 1637 Birthplace Connecticut Volume 11 Page number 445 Reference Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): Dec 20, 1916, 6017; Jan 15, 1917, 6017; Apr 24, 1918, 6957



Any meeting between John Rogers and Elizabeth Griswold could not fail of being dramatic. What exact circumstances were here involved is unknown; what attitude was taken by the woman, when these two men were at the same time in her presence, it is impossible to determine. But it is in no way derogatory to the character of John Rogers, that in meeting this wife of his youth, he gives striking proof of his undying affection. Ignoring her marriage to the man before him, forgetful, for the time being, even of Mary, blind to all save the woman he loves above all, he lays his hand upon Elizabeth, and says she is, and shall be, his. Under such circumstances, Matthew Beckwith takes his revenge in legal proceedings. When summoned before the court, John Rogers defends his right to say that Matthew Beckwith’s wife  so-called  is still his own, knowing full well the court will fine him for contempt, which process follows (County Court Record).]

John Rogers is fifty-five years of age at this date, and Matthew Beckwith sixty-six. Elizabeth is about fifty.


"Found another book about the Founders of Saybrook 1635-1985 and in regard to Mathew it quotes Paul Beckwith, saying Mathew, Jr. was probably born at Saybrook Point in 1637. We now know from legal documents Mathew, Jr. was not born until 1645. His mother, Mary, would have only been 12 years old in 1637..."

-- c/o Virgil Huntley

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Matthew Beckwith, Il's Timeline

Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, Colonial America
April 13, 1667
Guilford, Middlesex, CT
February 4, 1669
Guilford, New Haven, CT
June 1, 1671
New London, New London County, Connecticut
September 10, 1671
Age 26
New London, New London, CT
September 10, 1671
Age 26
New London, New London, CT
December 27, 1673
New London, New London, CT
August 22, 1676
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
February 4, 1678
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States