Matthew MARVIN

Male Bef 1599 - 1679  (> 80 years)


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  • Name Matthew MARVIN  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • "Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin": Matthew, youngest son of Edward and Margaret Marvin, was baptized in St. Mary's Church, Great Bentley, Essex, England, 26 March, 1600; Rev. Robert Dernell was then its rector. His father's will gave him the "mentchon house called Edons alias Dreybrockes, and ij Croftes of land called Hartles and Brocken Heddes," on the condition that he paid his mother yearly during her life "the fulle sume of Sexe Poundes," in default of which it was to pass to his bother Reinold with a like condition. He was then about fifteen years old. He probably resided there with his mother until her death in May, 1633.

      He married (1) about 1622 Elizabeth (?), born about 1604, judging from her age as given when she went to America; she died in Hartford, probably about 1640; and from the ages of his younger children, certainly not later than 1647. rebecca is thought to have been Elizabeth's youngest child, as she is named in her father's will, but not in that of his second wife, who mentions her own children then living. He married (2), about 1647, Alice, widow of John Bouton, born about 1610; in her will, 1 Dec., 1680, she calls herself "aged about seventy;" she made oath to the inventory of her husband's estate 17 Dec., 1680, and died soon after; the inventory of her own estate is dated "the last of January, 1680/1."

      Matthew sailed from London in the "Increase," Robert Lea, master, having proved, 15 April, 1635, that his party had "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.. Cert. from ye Justices and ministers where there abodes have latlie been."

      He had been a "sydeman" at St. mary's in 1621; "overseer" in 1627, and senior warden in 1628. He is last mentioned there 22 Aug. 1633, when "William Littleburye, the servant of Matthew Meruin, was buried."

      The record of his departure calls him "husbandman, aet. 25," and names his wife and children "Elizabeth Marvynn, vor, 31; Elizabeth Marvinn 31 ( a clerical error for 13); Matthew Marvynn, 8; marie Marvynn, 6; Sara marvynn, 3; Hanna Marvynn 1/2." Some of his fellow-passengers appear as his fellow townsmen in Hartford, Farmington and Norwalk. The "Increase" sailed about the middle of April, and reached New England about the first of June. Where he spent the first few months after his arrival, is not known. His name is on the monument in honor of the first settlers of hartford, the first of whom arrived there about November, 1635, and Matthew was one of "the twelve very earliest emigrants whose names are known," and who formed the company known as Adventurers, to whom belonged "Venturers' Field." He resided on the corner of Village (now Pleasant) and Front streets, the lot fronting east.
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    Born Bef 26 Mar 1599  Great Bentley, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 Mar 1600  Great Bentley, co. Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fact 1635  Came on the "Increase" with wife and five children Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fact 1635  An original settler in Hartford and of Norwalk, 1651 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 26 Dec 1679  Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I38032  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 

    Father Edward MARVIN,   b. abt. 1550, Ramsey or Wrabness, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 or 14 Nov 1615  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret UNKNOWN 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F28457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth ?,   b. Abt 1604,   d. Abt 1642  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married Bef 1622  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth MARVIN,   c. 15 Sep 1622,   d. 1708, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)  [Birth]
     2. Matthew MARVIN,   b. Abt 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1712, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Marie MARVIN,   b. 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1713  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Sarah MARVIN,   b. 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1702, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     5. Hannah MARVIN,   b. Abt Oct 1634,   d. Aft 1680  (Age ~ 47 years)  [Birth]
     6. Abigail MARVIN,   b. Between 1636 and 1638, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1689  (Age ~ 52 years)  [Birth]
     7. Rebecca MARVIN,   b. Abt 1639  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F22614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice KELLOGG,   b. 1612,   d. Dec 1680, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1647  [3
    Children 
     1. Rachel MARVIN,   b. 30 Dec 1649, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia MARVIN,   b. Abt 1647
     3. Samuel MARVIN,   b. 06 Feb 1647/48
    Family ID F13732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 26 Mar 1599 - Great Bentley, Essex Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 26 Mar 1600 - Great Bentley, co. Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1622 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact - 1635 - An original settler in Hartford and of Norwalk, 1651 Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5154] "Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin" of Hartford, CT., 1638 and 1635; Sons of Edward Marvin, of Great Bentley, England, George Franklin Marvin of New York, and William T.R. Marvin of Boston, (T.R. Marvin & Sons, Publishers - 1904).

    2. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.

    3. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    4. [S00009] "Bushnell Family Genealogy", George Eleazer Bushnell, (Name: Name: Nashville, Tennessee 1945;;).

    5. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.