Sylvester BALDWIN

Male - 1638


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  • Name Sylvester BALDWIN  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • He was well off and left a liberal provision for his wife and children, all of whom were with him except Richard, "on the maine ocean, bound for new England." He devised by his muncupative will, certain estates in England to his wife, Sarah. One of these estates she subsequently conveyed by deed to Edward Baldwin of Guilford, co. Surrey, England, describing it as having been "indentured" to Richard Baldwin of St. Leonard's in the parish of Aston Clinton, for 1000 years, and by the said Richard bequeathed to Sylvester and by him to her. The latest date at which he appears in England is November 29, 1636, when he proved his uncle Richard's will, and he was then described as of Aston Clinton. That appears to have been his only residence, as his children were baptized and those who died, buried there. He received a substantial estate from his uncle Richard, whose will is printed in full in the New England Rec., 38, p. 167. Savage makes him son of this uncle and the father of John Baldwin of Milford, 1639. "Among the first settlers at Milford, Connecticut were Timothy, Joseph, John and Richard Baldwin, all of whom were at that time or soon after, heads of families. According to the Milford records, nathaniel and Timothy were brothers, and it is known that Richard had only one brother, John, who at the time of settlement was about six years of age. Richard and the younger John, were sons of Sylvester Baldwin, who died on the ocean in 1638, and were born in the parish of Aston Clinton, in the county Bucks, England. As the Milford settlers came over with the New Haven Company, it is a reasonable supposition that the Baldwins among them were nearly connected and were from London and its vicinity; the counties of Buck and Surrey." [1]
    Born England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1638  on the ship "Martin" during the voyage Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Death 21 Jul 1638  on the ship "Martin" Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact Son of Sylvester Baldwin and Jane Wells or Willis Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I82896  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2022 

    Father Sylvester BALDWIN,   b. Cholesbury, Buckingshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Feb 1632/3 
    Mother Jane WELLS 
    Married 28 Sep 1590  [4
    Family ID F43417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah BRYAN,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1699, Milford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married early in 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Sarah BALDWIN,   b. 22 Apr 1621, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1663  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Richard BALDWIN,   b. 22 Aug 1622, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1665, Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary BALDWIN,   b. 28 Feb 1623/4, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1625, young Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Mary BALDWIN,   b. 19 Feb 1625/6, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1707/08  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     5. Martha BALDWIN,   b. 20 Apr 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1669  (Age 41 years)  [Birth]
     6. Ruth BALDWIN,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Samuel BALDWIN,   b. Jan 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1632, young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Elizabeth BALDWIN,   b. 28 Jan 1633/4, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +9. John BALDWIN,   c. 28 Oct 1635, Parish Aston Clinton, County Bucks, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F33857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S8840] Ezra Reed and Esther Edgerton, Their Life and Ancestry, Charles E. Benton.

    3. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    4. [S3130] The BALDWIN Genealogy from 1500 to 1881, Charles Candee Baldwin, M.A.