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Rep. Matthew Marvin, II

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Great Bentley, Ramsey, Essex, England
Death: 1712 (85)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Marvin, Sr and Elizabeth Marvin
Husband of Mary Marvin
Father of Matthew Marvin, II; Mary Benedict; Sarah Betts; Lieutenant Samuel Marvin, Representative; Elizabeth Platt and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Marvin; Marie Bushnell-Adgate-Benedict (Marvin); Sarah Curtis; Hannah Seymour; Abigail Bouton and 1 other
Half brother of Lydia Marvin; Samuel Marvin and Rachel Marvin

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About Rep. Matthew Marvin, II

Birth: Nov. 8, 1626 Great Bentley Essex, England Death: 1712 Norwalk Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

The following narrative was published in "Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, CT., 1638 and 1635 Sons of Edward Marvin, of Great Bentley, England" by George Franklin Marvin & William T.R. Marvin (1904):

"He left no will, and the deeds mention only his daughter Hannah and a child of Elizabeth: they cover several pages in Norwalk Land Rec. (IV: 155 et seq.) He was in Norwalk certainly as early as 1651-2, and perhaps was one of the "thirty approved families" mentioned in the Agreement, 19 June, 1650, with Roger Ludlow, then of Fairfield, Ct., though not named in that document.

In the Deed made with Runckinheage and other "Norwake" Indians, 15 Feb., 1651/2, his name is the eleventh. The consideration was "thirty fathum of Wampum," and various other articles, including kettles, coats, pipes, needles, etc.

His home-lot fronted on the road to Stamford, having the meeting-house lot on the east, his father's lot as its rear northern boundary, and Daniel Kellogg's lot on the west. His estate of "lands and accommodations," in 1665, was £135 .. 10. He is frequently called "Mr." on the Town Records, and was often intrusted with important matters of public business, in church and civil affairs. He was town clerk in 1660, '61 and '62; townsman or selectman in 1660 and 1679, and perhaps in other years; some of the records are missing, but apparently, by his signature as witness to a deed, on 15 April, 1694, he served in that year also. He was "accepted to be made free" 13 Oct., 1664; the freeman's oath was ordered to be taken in the following May.

2 June, 1666, "Thomas Seymour, Matthew Marvin, Jr., Daniel Kellogg and John Bouton were granted all that creek lying between Thos. Seymour's barn and barren marsh, for which said persons were to procure a highway to Bouton's Island."

At the town meeting 22 Jan'y, 1669/70, "Mr. Thomas Fitch and Matthew Marvin junior, are desired and apointed, and it is left to their discretion, to treat with the Indians touching the lands between the West branch of Norwalk river and Saketuk river." He was again appointed on a similar committee, in June, 1670.

9 March, 1685, "Mathew Marven is freed from trayning not from watching and warding," at a Court held in Fairfield. (Fairfield rec, 1: 194.)

4 December, 1688, the town voted that "a fence shall be made and sett up for ye taking in of a winter wheat field .... the first lott should begin att ye gate; which first lott was drawn by Matthew Marvin Sen'. There were thirty-one lots, and "Matthew, Jr.," drew No. 23.

20 Feb., 1694/5, he was the chairman of a committee with full powers to repair the old bridge across the Norwalk river, or to build a new one as they might deem expedient.

At the town meeting 21 Feb., 1670/1, "Matthew Junior, was chosen to swepe the meating-house, and to have 20s for his pains." From duties connected with the church assigned to him at a later period, it is thought that he was one of the deacons, but the church records have been destroyed. 16 Jan'y, 1694/5, he was on a "Towne committee," of which his brothers in-law, Sergt. John Bouton and Samuel Smith, were also members, "to Exercise their best prudence to look out for, and to endeavor what in them lyeth, in the use of all lawful meanes, for to obtaine a faithfull Minister and Dispenser of the word of the Gospell to us in this place." They obtained the Rev. Stephen Buckingham, and 8 Oct, 1697, Matthew was appointed, with James Olmstead, for to signifie unto the Reverend Elders at ye time of ordination, ye desire and good agreem' of ye towne with ye Church in ye ordayning" of that clergyman. The same month he was chairman of the committee of five "who are by ye Towne desired to take care for ye providing of a comfortable entertaynement for ye Reverend Elders and Messengers when heare at ye time of ordination; ye charge of their entertaynment to be payd by ye inhabitants of ye towne. 14 Jan'y, 1702/3, the "towne did by vote grant and allow unto Matthew Marvin, liberty to sitt in ye Deacon's seat before ye Pulpitt, for ye benefitt of his hearing ye word preached." He was then about 75 years old. He owned large parcels of land in various parts of the town, described in the deeds of gift, and there are frequent references on the records to transfers in which he was one of the parties.

His estate is given on the List of Commonage, 3 Jan'y, 1687, as ,£264.. 05. On this List, which contains seventy-eight names, there are but five who are rated above him — among them, Mark St. John, whose daughter Rhoda married Matthew's son.

In the drawing of lots in 1709, in East Saugatuck, "Matthew Jr. and senr." received 418.10 acres of commonage, and 8 acres, 1 rood, 19 rods, — one acre to each £50 of commonage."

Family links:

 Matthew Marvin (1600 - 1680)
 Elizabeth Unknown Marvin (1604 - 1640)

 John Marvin (1678 - 1774)*
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Burial: Unknown

Created by: Family History Record added: Oct 06, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 77745551


Matthew Marvin (1622 - 1712)

Birth 15 Sep 1622 Great Bentley, Essex, England Christened 15 Sep 1622 Great Bentley, Essex, England Gender Male AFN 8VNG-02 Died 1712 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut

Father Matthew Marvin, b. 26 Mar 1600, Great Bentley, Essex, England , d. 20 Dec 1678, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Mother Elizabeth (Elizaphatt) Gregory, b. 1603-1604, Great Bentley, Essex, England , d. 24 Jan 1681, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Married Jan 1622 Great Bentley, Essex, England

Family 1 Alice Kellog, b. 1604-1610, , , England , d. Dec 1680, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Married 1647 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Children > 1. Rachel Marvin, b. Abt 1653, d. Yes, date unknown

Family 2 Mary Brush, b. 1628, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut , d. 1709, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Married 1649-1650 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut

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Rep. Matthew Marvin, II's Timeline

September 15, 1622
Great Bentley, Essex, England
September 15, 1622
Great Bentley, Essex, England
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Great Bentley, Essex, England
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Great Bentley, Essex, England
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Great Bentley, Essex, England
September 15, 1626
Ramsey, Essex, England
November 8, 1626
Great Bentley, Essex, England
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Great Bentley, Essex, England
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Great Bentley, Essex, England
November 8, 1626
Great Bentley, Essex, England