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John Astwood

Male Abt 1610 - 1654  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name John Astwood  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1610  Stanstead Abbey, co. Herts, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1654  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • John Astwood was born England ca 1610 and died London, England 1654 where he was sent as a representative of
      the New Haven Colony in 1653. He married/1 Martha _____). He married/2 1640 Sarah (Bryan) Baldwin who died 13 November 1669 (ES) buried same day (MVR). She was the widow of Sylvester Baldwin. She was admitted to the church at Milford 1640. Her will is to be found in New Haven probate. He was from Stanstead Abbey, Co. Herts, England and arrived on the Hopewll in Boston settling first in Roxbury, Mass. and in 1639 became a free planter in Milford, having 7 acres and 2 rods on what is now West River Street, Milford, and lot # 1 on the map. He was one of the 7 pillars of the church and captain of the trained band in 1644. In 1649 he was commissioner to the general meeting of the New England Colonies. He had a brother James. 
Children by 1st Marriage
      Samuel, who was mentioned in his father's will
      Hannah, mar/1 Stephen Freeman and removed to Newark, N.J. She mar/2 Robert Porter of Waterbury. Mar/3 (____) Clark.


      Will dated 27 Jun 1654, proved 31 Aug 1654. [1, 2]
    Person ID I40131  Mindrum
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2017 

    Family 1 Martha,   d. Dec  
    Children 
     1. Samuel Astwood,   d. Dec
     2. Hannah Astwood,   d. Dec
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F27752  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah,   d. Bef 20 Nov 1669, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1640  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F27355  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S7528] The American Genealogist, John I. Coddington, p. 161.

    2. [S5666] Susan W. Abbott, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), p. 12.

    3. [S7528] The American Genealogist, John I. Coddington.