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Susanna Grant (Capen)

Also Known As: "Susannah Chapin", "Susanna Chaplin"
Birthplace: Dorchester, Dorset, Engalnd
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bernard Capen and Joan Capen
Wife of Deacon William Rockwell and Matthew Grant, Sr.
Mother of Joan Ingram (Rockwell); John Rockwell; Samuel Rockwelll; Ruth Huntington (Rockwell); Joseph Rockwell and 3 others
Sister of Ruth Capen; James Capen; Capt. John Capen; Hannah Capen; Dorothy Upsall and 3 others

Occupation: No Children
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About Susanna Grant

Arrived 30 May 1630 on the "Mary and John".

Travelled by foot from Boston to found Dorchester

Moved to Windsor in 1637

Married Matthew Grant in 1645

They had 5 children: Joan Baker Ingram, John, Samuel, Ruth Huntington, Sarah Gaylord.

She married (2) Windsor 29 May 1645 as his second wife MATTHEW GRANT. No children of her 2nd marriage.

 Joan Rockwell Baker (1625 - 1683)*
 Samuel Rockwell (1631 - 1711)*
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"Susanna Capen -- Born 11 Apr. 1602, Dorchester, Dorset, England, died 14 Nov. 1666, Windsor, CT. Married (1) William Rockwell, 14 Apr. 1624, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England. They came to England on the ship "Mary & John", 1630. William died 15 May 1640, Windsor, CT. She m. (2) Matthew Grant, 29 May 1645. Matthew died 16 Dec. 1681."

--- Burton Spear, *Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John 1630*, v 17, 1992, p 26

Sailed on the Mary and John, 1630

12/27/2014 Found on after following other leads from other graves and continuing down the line. CTC Susannah Capen Rockwell Grant Birth: Apr. 11, 1602 Dorchester, England Death: Nov. 13, 1666 Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA

Susan Capen was born, daughter of BERNARD CAPEN. She married Deacon William Rockwell at Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, 14 April 1624. They had 5 children: Joan Baker Ingram, John, Samuel, Ruth Huntington, Sarah Gaylord. She married (2) Windsor 29 May 1645 as his second wife MATTHEW GRANT. She died at Windsor 13 November 1666. No children of her 2nd marriage.

Family links:

 Barnard Capen (1563 - 1638)
 Joan Purchase Capen (____ - 1653)

 William Rockwell (1590 - 1640)
 Matthew Grant (1601 - 1681)

 Joan Rockwell Ingraham (1625 - 1683)*
 John Rockwell (1627 - 1673)*
 John Rockwell (1627 - 1673)*
 Samuel Rockwell (1631 - 1711)*
 Ruth Rockwell Huntington (1633 - 1683)*
 Sarah Rockwell Gaylord (1639 - ____)*

 James Capen (1598 - 1628)*
 Susannah Capen Rockwell Grant (1602 - 1666)
 Dorothy Capen Upshall (1603 - 1675)*
 Elizabeth Capen Swift (1611 - 1678)*
 John Capen (1613 - 1692)*
 Honor Capen Hannum (1616 - 1680)*
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Burial: Unknown

Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Feb 23, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34125317

12/27/2014 Further found this information while researching findagrave on Barnard Capen. This was listed on his page which appeared as if someone had thoroughly did some research. CTC:

• iii. Susanna Capen, b. Apr. 11, 1602, d. Nov. 14, 1666 at Windsor, Conn., Æ 65; m. 1) Apr. 14, 1624 at Dorchester, England, William Rockwell, s. of John Rockwell & Honour Newton, bapt. Feb. 6, 1589/90 at Fitzhead in Somerset, England. William was one of the founding settlers of Windsor, Conn. where he was buried May 15, 1640, Æ 51. They had five children, of whom dau. Ruth and husband Christopher Huntington are ancestors of one branch of the prominent Huntington family of Conn. and are also ancestors of Civil War Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant, later President of the United States. On May 29, 1645 at Windsor, Susanna m. 2) as his 2nd wife, Matthew Grant, formerly of Dorchester, Mass., b. Oct. 27, 1601 at England. He d. Dec. 16, 1681 at Windsor, Conn. There were no children of this second marriage. Matthew Grant and first wife Priscilla are also the ancestors of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (Matthew's great gr.son Noah Grant m. Susanna (Capen) Rockwell's great gr.dau. Martha Huntington). Matthew Grant's dau., Priscilla (Grant) Humphrey, is a separate ancestor of the memorialist.

1/4/2015 LOOK UP THE PURITAN MIGRATION TO US-.. Found various information on Capen and Rockwell...also found a site that did their best to confirm passengers that were on some of the 11 ships that came over from England...One being the Mary & John Ship and they listed 3 different lists... one being an "A" list which does show Suan Capen, wife of William Rockwell along with William and two children John and Joan which also coincides with findagrave on these parties and Son Samuel would most likely have been born after they arrived in the US which again matches up. Also shows Susan's age as 28 which also coincides with her birthdate and landing in US in 1630. Also William's age of 39. Anyways, I am listing all of the passenger list found from this site as there are other familiar sounding names on that record as well such as Phelps and may be some others: "A" List

Our "A" List of those who were CERTAIN or HIGHLY PROBABLE passengers aboard the ship the Mary and John 1630. However, we have attempted to compile a new list of possible passengers and then rate them as follows:

•Our "A" List - Certain or highly probable

•Our "B" List - Probable

•Our "C" List - Possible

Name Approx. Age From (in England) CLAPP, ROGER 21 Salcombe Regis, Devon COGAN, ELIZABETH wife of John Endicott 23 Chard, Somerset COOK, ARRON 14 Dorchester, Dorset DENSLOW, NICHOLAS 57 Bridport, Dorset

 Elizabeth Doling, wife a. 56 Bridport, Dorset 
 Temperance Denslow, daughter   21 Bridport, Dorset 
 Joan Denslow, daughter   15 Bridport, Dorset 

DYER, GEORGE a. 51 Dorchester, Dorset

 Elizabeth _____, wife a. 50 Dorchester, Dorset 
 Elizabeth Dyer, daughter a. 15 Dorchester, Dorset 
 Mary Dyer, daughter a. 10 Dorchester, Dorset 

FORD, THOMAS a. 42 Dorchester, Dorset

 Elizabeth Chard, second wife a. 41 Dorchester, Dorset 
 Mary Ford, daughter   17 Dorchester, Dorset 
 Joan Ford, daughter   12 Dorchester, Dorset 
 Abigail Ford, daughter   10 Dorchester, Dorset 
 Hepzibah Ford   4 Dorchester, Dorset 

FILER, ANNE probably widow a. 40 Probably Dorset

 Katherine Filer a. 12 Probably Dorset 
 Walter Filer a. 11 Probably Dorset 

GALLOP, JOHN a. 35 Bridport, Dorset GAYLORD, JOHN a. 30 Probably Somerset GAYLORD, WILLIAM a. 39 Crewkerne, Somerset

 ____, wife a. 37 Crewkerne, Somerset 
 Elizabeth Gaylord, daughter a. 14 Crewkerne, Somerset 
 William Gaylord, Jr., son   12 Crewkerne, Somerset 
 Samuel Gaylord, son   10 Crewkerne, Somerset 

GILLETTE, JONATHAN a. 24 Chaffcombe, Somerset HOLMAN, JOHN 28 Dorchester, Dorset HOSKINS, JOHN a. 45 Probably Dorset

 Thomas Hoskins, son a. 10 Probably Dorset 

LOMBARD, THOMAS 49 Thorncombe, Dorset

 ____, wife a. 47 Thorncombe, Dorset 
 Barnard Lombard, son a. 22 Thorncombe, Dorset 
 Thomas Lombard Jr., son   12 Thorncombe, Dorset 
 Joshua Lombard, son   9 Thorncombe, Dorset 
 Margaret Lombard, daughter   6 Thorncombe, Dorset 

LUDLOW, GEORGE 33 Dinton, Wilts LUDLOW, ROGER 40 Dinton, Wilts MARSHFIELD, THOMAS a. 30 Exeter, Devon

 ____, wife a. 28 Exeter, Devon 
 Sara Marshfield, daughter a. 3 Exeter, Devon 
 Samuel Marshfield, son a. 2 Exeter, Devon 
 Mercy Marshfield, daughter a. 1 Exeter, Devon 

MAVERICK, REV. JOHN 51 Awliscombe, Devon

 Mary Gye, wife   51 Awliscombe, Devon 
 Elias Maverick, son a. 26 Awliscombe, Devon 
 Mary Maverick, daughter   24 Awliscombe, Devon 
 Moses Maverick, son   21 Awliscombe, Devon   
 Abigail Maverick, daughter   17 Awliscombe, Devon 
 Antipas Maverick, son a. 12 Awliscombe, Devon 
 John Maverick Jr., son a. 11 Awliscombe, Devon 

PHELPS, WILLIAM a. 35 Crewkerne, Somerset

 Ann Dover, wife a. 33 Crewkerne, Somerset 
 William Phelps Jr., son   11 Crewkerne, Somerset 
 Samuel Phelps, son   10 Crewkerne, Somerset 
 Nathaniel Phelps, son   5 Crewkerne, Somerset 
 Joseph Phelps, son   1 Crewkerne, Somerset 

ROCKWELL, WILLIAM 39 Dorchester, Dorset

 Susan Capen, wife   28 Dorchester, Dorset 
 Joan Rockwell, daughter   5 Dorchester, Dorset 
 John Rockwell   2 Dorchester, Dorset 

ROSSITER, EDWARD a. 55 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset

 ____, wife a. 53 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 Nicholas Rossiter, son a. 31 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 Ann ___, wife of Nicholas R. a. 29 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 ___, child of Nicholas a. 4 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 ___, child of Nicholas a. 2 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 Bray Rossiter, son a. 20 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 Jane Rossiter, son a. 16 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
Hugh Rossiter, son, a. 15 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 Joan Rossiter, daughter a. 14 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 ___, possible relative or servent - - Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 ___, possible relative or servent - - Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
  ___, possible relative or servent - - Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 
 ___, possible relative or servent - - Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset 

SANFORD, FRANCES, widow a. 42 Dorchester, Dorset

 Henry Smith, son a. 20 Dorchester, Dorset 

SOUTHCOTE, RICHARD a. 40 Devon TERRY, STEPHEN 21 Dorchester, Dorset UPSALL, NICHOLAS a. 30 Dorchester, Dorset

 Dorothy Capen, wife a. 25 Dorchester, Dorset 

WARHAM, REV. JOHN a. 34 Exeter, Devon

 Susanna Gallop, wife a. 32 Exeter, Devon 

WAY, HENRY a. 47 Bridport, Dorset

 Elizabeth Batchelar, second wife a. 43 Bridport, Dorset 
 Henry Way Jr., son   19 Bridport, Dorset 
 Aaron Way, son   16 Bridport, Dorset 
 George Way, son a. 15 Bridport, Dorset 
 Hanna Way, daughter   15 Bridport, Dorset 
 Susanna Way, daughter   9 Bridport, Dorset 
 Richard Way, son   5 Bridport, Dorset 

WILTON, DAVID 21 Beanminster, Dorset WOLCOTT, HENRY 51 Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset

 Elizabeth Saunders, wife   44 Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset 
 Henry Wolcott Jr., a. 20 Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset 
 George Wolcott, son a. 15 Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset 
 Christopher Wolcott a. 12 Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset 

BRANKER, JOHN a. 22 Honiton, Devon

 Abigail Searle, wife   18 Honiton, Devon 
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Susanna Grant's Timeline

April 5, 1602
Dorchester, Dorset, Engalnd
April 11, 1602
., Dorchester, Dorchestshire, England
April 11, 1602
., Dorchester, Dorchestshire, England
April 25, 1625
Age 23
Dorchester, Dorset, England, (Present UK)
Age 24
Dorchester, Dorset, England
March 28, 1631
Age 28
Dorchester (within present Boston), (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 16, 1633
Age 31
Dorchester (within present Boston), (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 32
Dorchester (within present Boston), (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 24, 1638
Age 36
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony