Historic Connecticut Mary (Francis) Griswold (1656 - 1735) Parental lineage Wright or Francis ?

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Mary Griswold has parents listed (see Robert Francis (abt. 1629 - 1712) and Joan (Sibberance) Francis (1629 - 1705)) which conflict with the research data on her FAG Link. So who are her parents? Is her maiden name “Wright” or “Francis” need some collaborative genealogy help here

See parents per FAG source here Mary (Stoddard) Wright (1643 - 1683) and Deacon Joseph Wright Sr. (1639 - 1714)

Do we need to have a merge with Mary (Wright) Griswold (1665 - 1735)?

See Wethersfield Village Cemetery Burying Ground Map

WikiTree profile: Mary Griswold
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (380k points)
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The entry for Jacob Griswold's marriage to Mary transcribed from Wethersfield Vital Statistics does not indicate Mary's last name. Torrey identifies it as Wright.  Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963) page 328.

Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
Wethersfield Vital Records:136 (typescript).

'Griswold,Jacob,m.Mary [ ],Dec.10,1685,by Capt.Samuell Talcott'

 However, Thomas Wright was administrator/executor of Jacob's will.

2 Answers

+5 votes
Thanks for the question.

There was a Mary Francis, born to Robert Francis and Joan Sipperance, according to Connecticut birth records. Several other children also appear in the records. I can't find a marriage record for this Mary. I find a Mary Francis marrying a Samuel Griswold, but in 1708 - kind of late for a woman of that era to be marrying (and having the children associated with Samuel and Mary!) so I don't think it is her.

As to whether Mary Francis born to Robert and Joan Francis the same person as the [[Wright-570|Mary Wright]] who married Jacob Griswold. I don't think they are the same person, so a merge would not be in order. .

I will add appropriate research notes to the profile and will try to figure out who Mary Francis married, if she did marry.

I will also add a research note to Mary Francis husband "Jacob Michael Griswold" - he may be the one who really needs to be merged away!

Thanks again.
by s Davenport G2G6 Mach 5 (56.4k points)
Thank You. What Ann mentioned is a good idea also.

This is a Very historic area and has wonderful history many can connect to in there genealogy
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From Stiles, Henry Reed. Families of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut; Consisting of the History of Ancient Wethersfield, Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time, with Extensive Genealogies and Genealogical Notes on Their Families. Vol II. (1904) https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924096458595&view=1up&seq=408 p 337

Mary, d/o Robert and Joane Francis b. Wethersfield. 11 or 12 Oct 1656; m. Jacob (s/o Michael) Griswold of Wethersfield 10 Dec 1685. Cites the NY Mail and Express 3 May 1897.  Francis' will either doesn't exist or is not on file.

However on p 395 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924096458595&view=1up&seq=470

Jacob s/o Michael m. Mary, d/o Joseph and Mary (Stoddard) Wright 10 Dec 1685.

Joseph Wright had a dtr Mary married to a Griswold in 1711/12 listed in his will https://archive.org/details/adigestearlycon01manwgoog/page/n352/mode/2up
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

Mary Francis b. 1656 would have been 29 when m. 1685

Mary Wright b. 1665 would have been 20

I think I would merge the two Jacobs Griswold-529 and Griswold-69. I would leave Mary Wright attached as wife. I would note in Mary Francis' profile that Stiles and the Francis Genealogy (Francis : descendants of Robert Francis of Wethersfield,) said she married Jacob Griswold with a link to Jacob. I would also mention in Jacob's profile that some genealogies believe his wife to be Mary Francis, with a link

Thank you Ann excellent advice seems to fit perfectly for this situation

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