Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MATTHEW MARVIN 1600-1678

[Ancestral Link: Harold William Miller, son of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull, son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Uriah Hull, son of Elizabeth Leffingwell (Hull), daughter of John Leffingwell, son of Mary Bushnell (Leffingwell), daughter of Marie Mary Marvin (Bushnell), daughter of Matthew Marvin.]

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DEDICATED TO THE FOUNDERS OF NORWALK, CONNECTICUT - NAMES INCLUDE JOHN BOUTON 1615-1647 AND THE MATTHEW MARVINS, JR AND SR Location: NORWALK, CONNECTICUT



Founders Bridge Plaque
Hartford's Founders Plaque


HARTFORD founders of


Eden Farm (Eadons)
Home of Matthew Marvin in Great Bentley, Essex, England as seen in recent years. Owner - Mr. Lord.




This is photocopy of the original baptismal record of Matthew Marvin (b1600) at St. Mary's Church, Great Bentley.

Hartford map 1640
Map of Hartford in 1640, showing the location of the Marvin land on the North side of town.


Hartford homesite

Surveyor
Matthew Marvin was surveyor of highways in 1639 and 1647 and was an original proprietor and settler in Hartford before 1639. He came across from England in the ship Increase, R. Lea Master. He removed to Norwalk, and was freed from watching and training there in 1659, and was a deputy to the general court there in 1654. The family were of some distinction in Fairfield county for many years.
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Matthew Marvin was baptised 26 March 1600 at St Mary's Church, Great Bently, England. He immigrated 15 April 1635 and came from London on the "Increase", arriving June 1635. He was one of the first settlers in 1635 in Hartford, Connecticut where he was a husbandman and Wheelwright. In 1639, he was a Surveyor of Highways (again in 1647). He was one of the first settlers about 165 in, Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1654, he was Deputy to General Court for Norwalk. His will was written 26 December 1678, and Inventory taken 13 July 1680.
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Notes From One World Tree
Name: Matthew MARVYN
AKA: Matthew /Mervyn/
Birth: 1600 in England
Death: 20 December 1678 in Norwork, Connecticut
Baptism: 26 March 1600 Great Bentley
Note:
On April 15, 1635, Matthew took passage on the Increase with his family for America, landing near Hartford, Connecticut, 1st of June 1635. He was one of the first twelve citizens to arrive there. He was of Puritan blood. He was deputy to the Colonial legislature in 1654 - the first to represent Norwalk. He changed his name to Marvyn. His oldest child and son was Matthew, Jr. There were four younger sisters."A Genealogy of the Mortons, with Related Genealogies." by William Markham Morton, 1930

One of the original proprietors Hartford, Connecticut. Accompanied by his brother Reynold and sister Hannah, and 5 children in 1635, he was a pioneer at Norwalk, Connecticut. Was a representative at General Court in 1654.from Genealogical Charts of the Sanderson/Montague Lineage
Father: Edward MARVYN born about 1552
Mother: Mrs. Edward (Margaret) MARVYN born UNKNOWN
JonnieKay added this on 20 January 2009
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Matthew Marvin - a founder of Hartford, Connecticut
Matthew Marvin came to New England, 1634, in the “Increase,” a. 35; with wife Elizabeth, a. 31 ; children, Elizabeth, a. 31 [1 prob. 111; Matthew, 8 Mary, 6 ; Sarah, 3 ; and Hannah, 6 mos. He was an original proprietor at Hartford, and his home-lot in 1639 was on what is now on the corner of Front and Pleasant Sts.; he was surveyor of highways in 1639, 1647; he was one of the signers of the agreement for planting Norwalk, June 19, 1650 ; his name is among those of the planters who received a deed from Runckinheage, February 15, 1651, and he was one of the original proprietors of the town; he married (2) Mrs. Alice Kellogg; he was deputy, 1654, and died 1687.
Children:
i. Elizabeth, married (1) Thomas Gregory ; (2) John Olmsted (q. v.)
ii. Matthew, born about 1626; freeman, 1664; married Mary-; deputy from Norwalk, 1694, 1697; his name is among those who proposed to "begin a plantation near the back-side of Norwalke," and were authorized to do so b1 the General Court, May 9, 1672.
iii. Mary, born about 1628, married (1) October 11 1648, Richard Bushnell, of Saybrook; (2) Des. Thomas Adgate, of Saybrook, who removed to Norwich about 1660 ; died March 29, 1713, c, 84.
iv Sarah, born about 1630; married October 4, 1648, Ensign William Goodrich, of Wethersfield; he died in 1676; (2) Capt. William Curtis, of Stratford; she died at Stratford, 1702.
v. Hannah, born about 1632; married January, 1653-4, Thomas Saymour, of Norwalk.
vi. Abigail, married January 1, 1657, John Bouton, of Norwalk
vii. Samuel, baptized Hartford, February 6, 1648-9.
viii. Rachel, baptized Hartford December 30, 1649; married Samuel Smith, of Norwalk.1 Marvin Genealogy, p. 87
http://www.foundersofhartford.org/founders/marvin_matthew.htm
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Matthew Marvin Facts and Bio
Matthew Marvin Life Events
Birth Place: Gt. Bentley, Essex, England
Christening: 26 March 1600
Christening Place: St.Mary, Essex, England
Death: 20 December 1678
Death Place: Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut
Miscellaneous Information Gender: M (Male)
Notes1 24 March 1943 Source Information: Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, Utah, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Heritage Consulting.· Bio of MATTHEW-1 MARVIN (died 1680) ENGandCTP osted by: Rich HoughtonDate: November 07, 2000 at 09:55:47 of 1156 This is the information I have collected on Matthew-1 Marvin of Fairfield County, Conencticut. Each factual statement is footnoted with the source from which I acquired the material, but GenForum does not support footnotes so if you have a question about sources please e-mail me and I'll be happy to provide them to you. Of course, I also welcome corrections or additions to any of the information which I do have.

Matthew Marvin, the immigrant ancestor, was baptized on 26 March 1600 in the Church of St. Mary in Great Bentley, Essex, England. He was the son of EdwardA Marvin and Margaret ------.His father died on 13 or 14 November 1615, and in his will he left Matthew the "mentchon [mansion] house called Edons alles [alias] Draybrockes, and ij Croftes of land called Hartles and Borcken Heddes" on the condition that he pay to his mother yearly during her life the "fulle sume of Sexe Poundes," in default of which title was to pass to his brother Reinhold with a like condition. He probably lived at Draybrockes with his widowed mother.

Before 1622, he married ELIZABETH-1 [------] in England, probably in Great Bentley. She was born around 1604; her parentage is presently unproven, as are assertions that her surname was Gregory.
They had seven children (the first five baptized in Great Bentley):
i Elizabeth baptized 15 September 1622, married John Olmstead
ii Matthew baptized 8 November 1626, married Mary ------
iii Mary baptized 15 December 1628, married (1) Richard Bushnell, married (2) Thomas Adgate
iv Sarah baptized 27 December 1631, married (1) William Goodrich, married (2) William Curtis
v Hannah baptized c. October 1634, married Thomas Seymour
vi Abigail born circa 1637, married John Bouton
vii Rebecca born circa 1639, married John Clark

Matthew held several local civil posts. He was a Sidesman in 1621, an office involving "the making of presentments . . . their office was to give information in the synods or General Visitations, upon oath, concerning the manners of the people and the parson testes synodales;" an Overseer in 1627; and served as Senior Warden in 1628.

His mother died on 26 or 27 May 1633, and with no familial responsibilities to hold him he made the decision to emigrate to New England. The last mention of him in the local records was a 22 August 1633 church record that "William Littleburye, the servant of Matthew Marvin, was buried." Matthew and Elizabeth and their first five children sailed for New England aboard the Increase on 15 April 1635, having" taken the oathes of Allegeance and Supremacie: As also being conformable to the Government and discipline of the Church of England, whereof they brought testimony pr Cert. from ye Justices and ministers wher there abodes have latlie been."

Although they probably landed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony first, landing in Boston sometime in June, that same year they were among the original twelve families settling in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. They were firmly established there before 1638, and Matthew's name appears on the city's Founders Monument.

His houselot was located at what is now the corner of Front and Pleasant (later Village) Streets in the northeast part of Hartford. His lot was bounded north by the road from Centinel Hill to North Meadow road, west by William Kelsey's lot, south by Stephen Hart's lot, east by the road from Windsor to Wethersfield by the North Meadow. In February 1639, the town records gave the following listing of his landholdings:" Feb. Anno Dom:1639: Severall parcells of land in Hertford upon the river of Canecticott belonginge to Mathew: Marven: and to his heires forever. Viz: One parcell on which his dwellinge house now standeth wth other outhouses Yards or gardens therein beinge containinge by Estimocon two acres (more or lesse) abuttinge on the high way leadinge from the little river unto the North meadow on the East and the high way leadinge from the Centinell hill unto the North meadow on the west and on the North and Stephen Harts land on the South. One parcell for a house lott in the necke of land containeing by Estismacon one acre (more or lesse) abuttinge upon Stephen Harts land towards the South and on the way leadinge unto the neckse of land toward the East and on John warners and on Willm Pratts land toward the west and Nicholas Clerks land toward the North. One parcell on the East side of the Great River containinge by Estimacon two acres thirty foure parches more or lesse abuttinge the Great River on the west and on the upland on the East and upon Willm Blumfields Thom Scotts and Thom: Munsons and Thom: Spensers on the North and on Mr Allins land on the South. One parcell in the little meadow containinge by Estimacon one acre (more or lesse) abuttinge upon the Great River on the East and on the Dutch mens land on the South and the high way from the towne to the Great River on the North and upon divers small lotts on the west. One parcell lyinge in the North meadow of meadow and Swampe containinge by Estimacon two acres one rood and fourteene parches (more or lesse) viz two acres fourteene parches of meadow and one rood of swampe abuttinge upon the Great River on the East and the necke of land on the west and on Willm Wadsworth and Seth Grants land on the South and Rich Goodmans land on the North. One parcell more lyinge in the North meadow of meadow and Swampe containinge by Estimacon fourteene acres one rood thirty Six parches (more or lesse) viz: tenne acres one rood and Six parces of meadow and foure acres and thirty parches of Swampe abuttinge upon the Great river on the East and the necke of land on the west and Mr Chaplains land on the South and Willm Pantryes land on the North. One parcell lyinge in the cow pasture containinge by Estimacon nine acres two roods tenn parches (more or lesse) wch cow pasture abutteth upon the west feild and on Rich: Goodmans and Thom: Standlys land and on the pine feild on the South and on the little oxepasture on the west and upon the necke of land on the East: and upon the land now common on the North. One parcell lyinge in the Old oxepasture containeinge by Estimacon twenty acres (more or lesse) wch oxe pasture abutteth upon Mr Hains Mr Hooker Mr Stones land on the East and upon the land now common on the west and uppon the high way leadinge from the mill into the Country on the North andc. One parcell lyinge in the necke of land containing by Estimacon eight acres three roods and nine parches more or lesse pt whereof he bought of John Taylcott abuttinge upon Richard Seamers land and the Cowpasture on the west and on John Brunsons land on the East and on Mr John Higginsons land on the South and on Mr Allins land on the North. One parcell more lyinge in the necke of land containing by Estimacon foure acres (more or lesse) abuttinge upon the land now common on the west and on the swampe belonginge to the North meadow on the East and on Mr Allins Land on the South and on Thom: Standlys: land on the North."

He was chosen Surveyor of Highways in 1639 and 1647. On 9 November 1640, Matthew and a neighbor were fined five shillings "for putting over of their hoges over the great [Connecticut] river." In March 1641, in an agreement about fencing land to the corner of John Clark's lot in the Soldier's Field, Matthew agreed to maintain a common gate with the caveat that "if any children shal be taken [found] swinging [on the gate] by the said matthew mervill [sic], he shall complayn to their parents or masters and if they doe not restraine them the second time it shall be lawful for him to prevent them, and if they brake the gate ther parents or masters shall make it good." The family attended the Hartford First Church.

Elizabeth died around 1642, probably in Hartford. Around 1647, he married Alice (------) Bouton, the widow of his daughter-in-law's father John Bouton.
They had two children:
viii Samuel baptized 6 February 1647/8, died young
ix Rachel baptized 30 December 1649, married Samuel Smith

In 1648/9, he received a bounty of ten shillings from the town for killing a wolf. On 22 April 1649, he sued Matthew Beckwith for defamation of character and recovered damages in the amount of £50. The Court remitted the fine on condition that Beckwith make a public retraction of his slander.Matthew apparently contemplated moving to Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, where his brother Reinold had settled; he owned both lands and dwelling houses there. He decided against it though, and before 1653 -- the date the transfer was recorded -- he sold his Farmington holdings to Nathaniel Kellogg. Instead, on 19 June 1650, he was one of those who signed an agreement for the founding of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, where he was one of the original grantees. His name also appears third on a deed dated 15 February 1651 from the sachem Runckiriheage.

He was a settler on the original Ludlow Agreement lands. His four acre homelot in Norwalk -- No. 10 -- was in a place of honor next to the meeting house. It was bounded on the east by the town highway, the north by Thomas Fitch's homelot (formerly Edward Church's), on the south by the meeting house yard and his son Matthew's homelot. "This houselot marked the 'Hallow' in which the new settlers passed their first days and nights." Matthew's houselot was in a prime location, and was reflective of his important status in the new town. When the town lands were appraised, the wealthiest proprietor was Thomas Fitch with £314; Matthew was second with £279. Towards the close of his life he made a series of land transfers to his daughters; the appraisal list of 9 February 1671/2 showed that the value of his estate had shrunk to £169. He still owned land in adjacent villages. Records show that on 11 July 1672 he sold a farm at Saukatuck of about forty acres to Peter Clayton.He was elected Deputy to the colonial legislature from Norwalk in May 1654, among the first to represent the town. On 19 May of that same year he was freed from watching and training with the militia. In 1664, when the meeting house was enlarged, he and Thomas Fitch were appointed "to call out as many men as they think fitt . . . to fell and cutt the timber and allso to summon each to draw saied timber," and to "provide a luncheon and a barrel of good beans for the help."He died in Norwalk in 1680, probably in July when his estate was inventoried. His will, dated 20 December 1678, provided:" To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come greeting -- I Mathew Marvin Senr of Norwalk in the County of fairfield in the Colleney of Connecticot being aged fourscore years or ther aboute though weake and feeble in body yet through the mercy of God of perfect mind and Memory disallowing disowning cancelling and making void all former wills and writings of this kind hitherto made by me doe make ordayne and appoint this present wrighting to be my last Will and Testament. First I doe bequeath and resigne up my soul unto God who gave it and doe commit my body to the duste from whence it came to be Interred by desent and comely buriall hoping and Trusting in the Lord of a happy Resurrection at the Last day: and as for the Temporal effects wherewith the Lord hath blessed me I doe will and dispose thereof as followeth. Im pms I doe will and bequeath unto my dearly belove wife Alice Marvin the sum of Twenty pounds as her owne true and proper estate for her to will order and dispose as shee pleaseth and alsoe I doe give will and bequeath unto my sd dearly beloved wife the use of all other my estate whatsoever during her natural Life.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my son Mathew Marvin of Norwock aforesaid all my right of the Devission of Lands on the east side of Sagatuck River to have hold possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe will and bequeath unto my gran childe Mathew Marvin sonn to my sonn Mathew Marvin aforesaid my now dwelling house with half my orchyard and home Lot the same to Lye Lengthwise as it now Lyeth next to his fathers dwelling lot partly and partly to the Town Land to have hold possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever after my decease and the decease of my beloved wife aforesaid provided always my will is that my said Grand childe and his heirs Successively doe at all times allowe and aknowledg free egress and regress unto my sonn Samuel Smith and his heirs to and from the barn (which is in the Lot aforesaid) with Carts or any other way without any hinderence Let or Molestation. But yf my said Grand child or his heairs at any time shall refuse or deny the aforesaid liberty unto Samll Smith or his heirs then my Will is that the said Samll Smith shall have the whole barn yard to him and his heirs forever. More over I doe Will and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin one peace of Meadowe Lying and being between his fathers Meadowe and the Meadowe of Samll Campfield at a place or near a place comonly called fruitful Spring; and further I doe give will and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin my Stony Hill Lot of upland as it now Lyeth and is bounded all which the premises to the said mathew Marvin my Grand son my will is it shall be to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give will and bequeath unto my sonn John Bowton and to my daughter Abigal his wife one parcel of Meadowe of mine which is adjoyning to the meadowe of the said John Bowton Lying at Sagatuck brooke.
Item I do give and bequeath unto my Grand childe Richard Bushnell the sum of Ten pounds.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto Francis Bushnell of Norwalk aforesaid four Acres of Land which is granted me for a house Lot near Standford path together with Ten pounds Comonage to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto the Reverent Mr Thomas Handford Pastor of the Church of Norwock the sum of five pounds. Moreover my will is that after my due debts and Legasies together together with funeral rights be discharged what estate Lands Chattels goods whatsoever shall remaine after mine and my wives deceas (to whom as aforesaid I give and bequeath the use of my whole estate during her Natural Life) I say it is my will that all such estate (which is not disposed off by will or deed of gift under my hand and seal:) shall be equally devided amongst my four daughters (viz) Mary Adgate of Norwich Hanna Semer (abating her Twelve pound for a pair of oxen already payd) Abigal Bowton of Norwocke and Rebecca Clarke of farmington this distrebution my will is shall be made by the discreation of my Executors and Overseers: By whom my Will and desire is all Controversies amongst my Children (yf any shall arise) about this my Will shall be decided. And farther it is my Will and desire that my Childrenrest satisfyed in their decssion. Furthermore my Will and desire is and I doe hereby make appoint and ordayne after mine and my wives deceas my sonn John Bowton and John Platt the executors of this my Last Will and Testament. I also doe request and desire the Reverend Mr Thos Handford and Lieut Richard Olmsteed to be overseers of this my said Last Will and Tetstament; And my will and desire is that the said executors of this my Last Will and Testament be payd out of my estate to each man Three pounds (that is to say) the sum of Twelve pounds in all for their care and pains they shall be at in ye behalf of the servises. And that this is my true intent and meaning in my last Will and Testament: for the True and full Confirmation of this my Last Will and Testament as my own Act and deed I have hereunto set my hand and seale this six and Twentyeth day of decembr Anno Domenii 1678."

His estate was inventoried on 13 July 1680:" Wearing clothes, In housing and Land £212, Neat Cattle Sheep and Lambs, 1 Carpit and 1 Curtain, Linsie Woolsy 28 pound of yearn, 17 Napkins 4 Towels and three Table clothes, 6 pillow beers 9 pr of Sheets 1 Single Sheet, one bed and Silk rugg, one boulster and 5 pillowes, one bed and Curtains vallens, one boulster and Ruggs 2 blankets, one bed and 1 rugg 2 bed steeds, Pewter and Tin vessels, brass Kettles and one Lanthorn, Iron pot and Pothookes and Iron Kettles, frying pan Tonges fire shovel and Cob Iron, old And iron and Spit and grid Iron, old Iron armes and Ammunition, Axes wedg-tings hooks and other things, peass hook one fan 1 forke Corn Sacks, wheat peass and Indian Corn, wool and flax Nayles and stocklock, Porke and bacon Malt and brann, wool Card Measures Skales wayets, Candle Mould other necessaries to make candles, Tallow and Candles and hogs fat, a pair of bellowes, book Spice and endecoe, Alkemy Spoons and earthen ware, one Smoathing iron and Sheep sheers money, Cheast Boxes Chayer and Cushings, Trayes and bowles, a Table forme Trenchers and brush, Payles and musterd bowl sives and Meat Troff, Spinning wheels one Trammer, Cask and other things wheat upon the ground, Cheespress and other things, Sawes and other things horses, debts due to the estate £71.10.00."

The total value of the estate was £398.12.08; subtracting the value of the debts due from the estate -- £42.10.00 -- a net total of £356.02.08. The following notation appeared at the bottom of the inventory:" It must be understood that there are sum tool in Mathew Marvin's hand and sum small matter in the Widowes hands as an old brass kettle and old pewter platters and a gill pot and a chafendish that ware hers and her husband gave her Liberty to dispose of them. Shee sayth these not Inventoryed as alsoea Cheast."When the will was offered for probate, Matthew Junior objected to some of its provisions -- apparently he was unhappy with the estate's being left to his step-mother -- but his objections were later wihdrawn and the following agreement was reached on 6 November 1680:" Wheras Mathew Marvin deceased did by his Last Will give unto his Daughters Mary Adgate of Norwich: Hanna Semer: Abigal Bouton Rebeca Clarke such estate of his that should be left of his lots of lands and other estate: when his Legasyes and debts are Satisfyed to be equally devided between them at the deceas of the widowe as by the sd will may more fully be more fully [?]: now for the mayntenance of love and peace between Mathew Marvin The son of the deceased and the rest of the Legatees his realations: These presents Testifies: that We John Bowton and Thomas Semer in our owne and in our wives rights: and in the right of our brother and Sister Clarke: doe Covenant and engage unto our sd brother Mathew Marvin That the above said estate that that is devisable by the sd will of the sd four daughters That the said Mathew shall have the eighth part of the said estate that this is our [two words lined out] and act and deed we have hereunto Set our hands this6th of Novem 1680. Further the said John and Thomas doth aknoledg that ther deceased father in law Did dispose long since unto his son mathew two parcels of land in norwich viz: one parcel of land on Sogatuck plaine the other Lying up norwockRiver on this side the river aganst a parcel of land formerly called Camp feilds meadow Lying in several parcils: we say that neither we nor our heirs nor our brother Clarke shall make noe Challing upon any Account whatsoever to any Interest in the said Lands: It is to be understood that the land above said up norwock River [?] all the righte the deceased had in the devission up ye sd River of meadow."Matthew withdrew his objections that same day and informed the court that he "desire[d] the Will to be probated."Alice died in 1680/1 -- her will was dated 1 December 1680 and her estate was inventoried on 9 January 1680/1, so she must have died between these two dates. Her will provided:" To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come greeting -- I Alice Marvin of Norwalk in the County of fairfield in the Collony of Connecticut being aged seaventy yeares or ther aboute though weake and feeble in body yet through the mercy of God of perfect mind and Memory: I doe make ordayne and appoint this present wrighting to be my last Will and Testament. Im prs I do will give and bequeath the Sum of Twenty pounds to my Sonn John Bouton and to my daughter Bridget Kilock to be equally devided betwene the two: That is to say Ten pounds a peece.
Item I doe give after my decease: to my daughter Briggit Kellock my [scarfe and my best cloath wastcoat and my best serg Coat: and my best green Apron: and the best of my two under cotten coats and my Spectacles. I tem I doe give to my daughter Abigal Bouton my best hat and my best cloake and my serge wastcoats: and my best cotten wastcoat and a pair of Cotton gloves and pair of gloves and 2 brass small wayts.
Item I doe give to my daughter Rachel Smith: my penne stone Coat: and my flannill wastcoat: and to my grandchild Sarah Brinsmead my Chest: And to my Grandchild Ruth Bouton my brass kettle 3 old pewter dishes and a brass Candlestick and a gilpot. And to my grandchild Rachell Bouton my bible. What remains not disposed of: my will is shall be devided between my Two daughters Brigget Kellock and Rachel Smith the hetchell my will is half to my Sonn John Bouton and half to my daughter Brigget Killock. That this is my last will and testament witness my hand this 1 of December 1680."Her estate was inventoried on the last day of January 1680/1:" 1 red flannel wastcoat, 1 serg coat, 1 pair stockings, 1 [?] coat, 1 Cloath wastcoat and serg Coat, 2 serg wastcoats and 1 Cloake, a hatt and band, 3 shifts, a green Apron, 2 Linsy woolsy Aprons, 2 blew Aprons 1 neckcloath, 3 peeces of black stuffe, 2 pairs of gloves, hand Linnin, 1 bible, 1 Chest and a scarf, 1 pr Spectacles, Pweter, 1 Candlestick, a kettle, [?], 1 [?], 2 smal brass wayts, due by Legacy from her husbands will £20."The total was £35.02.08. · · The first settlers to Suckiaug (Hartford) were 12 families from Newtown (Cambridge), MA as Winthrop intended. They were known as the Adventurers and they settled in Adventurers (Venturer's) Field, 35 acres on the west side of the present Albany Ave. traversed by Garden St. These 12 were - John Barnard, Richard Goodman, Stephen Hart, Matthew Marvin, James Olmstead, William Pantry, Thomas Scott, Thomas Stanley, John Steele, John Talcott, Richard Webb and William Westwood. More Newtown people arrived in the spring of 163 and in June of that year, about 100 people came with Rev. Thomas Hooker. Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, edited by J. Hammond Trumbull, 1886· THE ANCIENT HISTORICAL RECORDS of NORWALK, CONNECTICUT Compiled and published by Edwin Hall, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Norwalk, Connecticut. New York: Baker and Scribner, published 1847. Faithfully transcribed, indexed and contributed to the Fairfield County, Connecticut USGenWeb Project by Barbara Kaye, March 1999. Most of the information is from the town records, while some information is from the families mentioned. If you have any questions, corrections or additions, please contact Barbara Kaye. / 1 / THE NORWALK GENEALOGICAL REGISTRY The following items concerning the family of Matthew Marvin, were received from T. R. Marvin, of Boston, from a record of the names of persons permitted to embark at the port of London after Christmas, 1634, contained in a MS. folio, at the Augmentation office (so called). Under the date of 15th April, 1634, is the following entry: "These parties, hereafter expressed, are to be transported to New England, imbarked in the Increase, Robert Lea, Master, having taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy, as also being conformable, etc., whereof they brought testimony per certif. from the justices and ministers where their abodes have lately been. " (The following names are included in said list:) " husbandman, Matthew Marvin Age 35 yrs. Uxor Elizabeth Marvin, 31 yrs. Elizabeth Marvin, daughter, 13 yrs.Matthew Marvin, 8 yrs.Marie Marvin, 6 yrs.Sarah Marvin, 3 yrs.Hannah Marvin, 1/2 yrs. Reinold Marvin, who removed to Saybrook in 1639, and his brother Matthew Marvin were among the original settlers of Hartford, Connecticut represented the town of Norwalk in the General Court in 1654. The children of Matthew Marvin, senior, were as follows:Matthew Marvin, born in England about 1627. Mary Marvin, born in England about. 1629, married Richard Bushnell of Saybrook in 1648. Sarah Marvin, born in England about 1632, married William Goodridge of Weathersfield, 1648. Hannah Marvin, born in England about 1634, married Thomas Seymour of Norwalk, January 1653. Abigail Marvin, born at Hartford, Connecticut married John Bouton of Norwalk, January 1656. Samuel Marvin, born at Hartford, February 1647/8. Rachel Marvin, born at Hartford, "close of 1649." · · · Name: Matthew MARVYN · _AKA: Matthew /Mervyn/ · Birth: 1600 in England · Death: 20 December 1678 in Norwork, Connecticut · Baptism: 26 March 1600 Great Bentley · Note: On April 15, 1635, Matthew took passage on the Increase with his family for America, landing near Hartford, Connecticut, 1st of June 1635. He was one of the first twelve citizens to arrive there. He was of Puritan blood. He was deputy to the Colonial legislature in 1654 - the first to represent Norwalk. He changed his name to Marvyn. His oldest child and son was Matthew, Jr. There were four younger sisters."A Genealogy of the Mortons, with Related Genealogies." by William Markham Morton, 1930________________________________________One of the original proprietors Hartford, Connecticut. Accompanied by his brother Reynold and sister Hannah, and 5 children in 1635, he was a pioneer at Norwalk, Connecticut. Was a representative at General Court in 1654.from Genealogical Charts of the Sanderson/Montague LineageFather: Edward MARVYN born about 1552 Mother: Mrs. Edward (Margaret) MARVYN born UNKNOWN
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The Acient Historical Records of Norwalk Connecticut
THE ANCIENT HISTORICAL RECORDS of NORWALK, CONNECTICUT Compiled and published by Edwin Hall, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Norwalk, Connecticut. New York: Baker and Scribner, published 1847. Faithfully transcribed, indexed and contributed to the Fairfield County, Connecticut USGenWeb Project by Barbara Kaye, March 1999.
Most of the information is from the town records, while some information is from the families mentioned. If you have any questions, corrections or additions, please contact Barbara Kaye.
/ 1 / THE NORWALK GENEALOGICAL REGISTRY
The following items concerning the family of Matthew Marvin, were received from T. R. Marvin, of Boston, from a record of the names of persons permitted to embark at the port of London after Christmas, 1634, contained in a MS. folio, at the Augmentation office (so called). Under the date of 15th April, 1634, is the following entry: "These parties, hereafter expressed, are to be transported to New England, imbarked in the Increase, Robert Lea, Master, having taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy, as also being conformable, etc., whereof they brought testimony per certif. from the justices and ministers where their abodes have lately been. " (The following names are included in said list:)
" husbandman, Matthew Marvin Age 35 years. Uxor Elizabeth Marvin, 31 years. Elizabeth Marvin, daughter, 13 years. Matthew Marvin, 8 years. Marie Marvin, 6 years. Sarah Marvin, 3 years. Hannah Marvin, 1/2 years.
Reinold Marvin, who removed to Saybrook in 1639, and his brother Matthew Marvin were among the original settlers of Hartford, Connecticut. represented the town of Norwalk in the General Court in 1654.
The children of Matthew Marvin, senior, were as follows:
Matthew Marvin, born in England about 1627.
Mary Marvin, born in England about 1629, married Richard Bushnell of Saybrook in 1648.
Sarah Marvin, born in England about 1632, married William Goodridge of Weathersfield, 1648.
Hannah Marvin, born in England about 1634, married Thomas Seymour of Norwalk, January 1653.
Abigail Marvin, born at Hartford, Connecticut, married John Bouton of Norwalk, January 1656.
Samuel Marvin, born at Hartford, February 1647/8.
Rachel Marvin, born at Hartford, "close of 1649."
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The Adventurers
The first settlers to Suckiaug (Hartford) were 12 families from Newtown (Cambridge), Massachusetts as Winthrop intended. They were known as the Adventurers and they settled in Adventurers (Venturer's) Field, 35 acres on the west side of the present Albany Ave. traversed by Garden St. These 12 were - John Barnard, Richard Goodman, Stephen Hart, Matthew Marvin, James Olmstead, William Pantry, Thomas Scott, Thomas Stanley, John Steele, John Talcott, Richard Webb and William Westwood. More Newtown people arrived in the spring of 163 and in June of that year, about 100 people came with Rev. Thomas Hooker.
Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, edited by J. Hammond Trumbull, 1886
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Last Will and Testament of Matthew Marvin
26 December 1678, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Last Will and Testament Of Matthew Marvin
To all Christian people to home these presents shall come greeting –
I, Matthew Marvin, Senr., of Norwalk, in the County of ffairfield, in the Colleny of Connecticot being aged four score years oe ther aboute though weake and feeble in body, yet through the mercy of God of perfect mind and Mamory, disallowing, disowning, cancelling and making void all former wills and wrightings of this kind hitherto made by me, doe make ordayne and appoint this present wrighting to be my last Will and Testament.
First I doe bequeath and resigne up my soul unto God who gave it and doe commit my body to the duste from whence it came, to be interred by desent and comely buriall, hoping and Trusting in the Lord of a happy Resurrection at the Last day: and as for the Temporal effects wherewith the Lord has blessed me I doe will and dispose thereof as followeth -Impms.
I doe will and beqeath unto my dearly beloved [second] wife Alice Kellogg Bouton Marvin the sum of Twenty pounds as her owne true and proper estate, for her to will order and dispose as shee pleaseth and also I doe give will and bequeath unto my sd dearly beloved wife the use of all other my estate whatsoever during her natural Life.
Item. I doe will and bequeath unto my son Mathew Marvin of Norwock aforesaid all my right of the Devission of Lands on the east side of Sagatuck River to have, hold, possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever:
Item I doe will and bequeath to my grand childe Mathew Marvin, sonn to my sonn Mathew Marvin aforesaid my now dwelling house with half my orchyard and home Lot the same to Lye Lengthwise as it now Lyeth, next to his fathers dwelling lot partly and partly to the Town Land to have, hold, possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever after my decease and the decease of my beloved wife aforesaid provided always my will is that my said Grand childe and his heirs Successively doe at all times allowe and aknowledg free egress and regress unto my sonn Samuel Smith [son-in-law] and his heirs to and from the barn (which is in the Lot aforesaid) with Carts or any other way without any hinderence Let or Molestation. But yf my said Grand child or his heirs at any time shall refuse or deny the aforesaid liberty unto Samll Smith [grandson] or his heirs then my Will is that the said Samll Smith shall have the whole barn yard to him and his heirs forever.
Moreover I doe give Will and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin one peece of Meadowe Lying and being between his fathers Meadowe and the Meadowe of Samll Campfield at a place or near a place commonly called fruitful Spring; and futher I doe give and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin my Stony Hill Lot of upland as it now lyeth and is bounded, all which the premises to the said Mathew Marvin my Grand son my will is it shall be to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my sonn John Bowton [step-son and son-in-law]and to my daughter Abigal his wife one parcel of Meadowe of mine which is adjoining to the meadowe of the said John Bowton Lying at Sagatuck brooke.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my Grand childe Richard Bushnell the sum of Ten pounds.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto Francis Bushnell of Norwalk aforesaid four Acres of Land which is granted me for a house Lot near Standford path together with Ten pounds Comonage to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto the Reverent Mr Thomas Handford Pastor of the Church of Norwok the sum of five pounds. Moreover my will is that after my due debts and Legasies together with funeral rights be discharged, what estate, Lands, Chatles, goods whatsoever shall remaine after mine and my wives deceass (to whom as aforesaid I give and bequeath the use of my whole estate during her Natural Life) I say it is my will that all such estate (which is not disposed of by will or deed fo gift under my hand and seal:) shall be equally devided amongst my four daughters (vis) Mary Adgate of Norwich, Hanna Semer (abating her Twelve pounds for a pair of oxen already payd) Abigal Bowton of Norwocke and Rebecca Clarke of farmington this ddistrebution my will is shall be made by the discreation of my Executors and Overseers: By whom my Will and desire is all Contoversies amongst my Children (yf any shall arise) about this my Will shall be decided. And further it is my Will and desire that my Children rest satisfyed in (their) decission. Futhermore my Will and desire is and I doe hereby make, appoint and ordain after mine and my wives deceass my sonn [actually sons-in-law] John Bowton and John Platt the executors of this my Last Will and Testament; I also doe request and desire the Reverend Mr Thos. Handford and Leiut. Richard Olmsteed [grandson] to be overseers of this my Last Will and Testament; And my will and desire is that the said executors and overseers of this my Last Will and Testament be payd out of my estate to each man Three pounds (that is to say) the sum of Twelve pounds in all for their care and pains they shall be at in ye behalf of the servises.
And that this is my true intent and meaning in this my last Will and Testamnet: for the True and full Confirmation of this my Last Will and Testament as my own Act and ded I have hereunto set my hand and seale this six and Twentyeth day of decembr Anno Domenij 1678.
Signed and sealed in the presenceof us -Thomas Handford the Marke of James Cornish
Mathew (X) Marvin Senier Christo: Cumstocke.

He died at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was buried at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Inventory of Matthew Marvin was taken on 12 July 1680.

A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.1663 to 1677.Source Information:Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1635-50 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1700. Vol. I. n.p., 1906.
EShampang4322 added this on 27 March 2011

And that this is my true intent and meaning in this my last Will and Testamnet: for the True and full Confirmation of this my Last Will and Testament as my own Act and ded I have hereunto set my hand and seale this six and Twentyeth day of decembr Anno Dome
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"The English Ancestry of Reinold and Matthew Marvin" by William T. R. Marvin
Roger Mervyn of St. Stephen's Parish, Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk was born certainly as early as 1430, since he left a son who was old enough to be his executor when he died in 1475. His wife was Matilda____________.
John Mervyn, son of Roger, was apparently living in Ipswich when his father died. As he as made executor of his father's will in 1475, we place his birth about 1453. The date of his death is unknown.
John Mervy, son of John, was born about 1480
Reynolde, or Reynold, Mervyn, son of John was born about 1514. He married Johan__________, who survived him. He died in 1554-55.
Edward Marvin, son of Reynold, was born about 1552 in Ramsey, England and married Margaret_______. He was a man of considerable property.
Matthew Marvin was baptized a Great Bently, England 23 March 1659-60. Salisbury's "Family Histories and Genealogies" says: "Mathew Marvin embarked with his family for New England 15 April 1635, on the "Increase," having taken the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacie. It appears the he was then 35 years of age. He is called "husband-man," and his party consisted of his wife, Elizabeth, aged 31, daughter Elizabeth, 11, son Mathew, 8, daughters Marie, 6, Sara 3 and Hanna 1/2."
Mathew settled in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was an original proprietor in 1635. He died about 1680.
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2 comments:

  1. The family home in Great Bentley, Essex, is now owned by Jane Hubert and David George. They are carefully remodeling the home. I visited them in March of 2012 and visited with Pat Lord, who grew up in the house. Her ancestors as well as mine (Reinold Marvin of Great Bentley) are in the group of Hartfords founders. I traced my roots all the way back to 1535. The Marvin family is huge but most of them descended from that home in Great Bentley.
    Kent Marvin, KHM.Marvin@gmail.com

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  2. I am Kristine Lanning; my brother is Jon Marvin Mathiason. The Marvin comes from my paternal grandfather's side of the family, incl Mathew Marvin. I was born in Ramsgate, Eng, where my US father was stationed after WWII, about 60 mi from Great Bentley. I hope to visit the "mansion" soon.

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