1639 - 1719 (~ 80 years)
||Martha Pitkin |
|Relationship||with Robert Alan Roy
||12 Oct 1639
||Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England [5, 6, 17, 18, 19]
||Pitkin (1880) wrote of her thusly: She was a lady endowed with more than ordinary talent, improved by an excellent education. The reception she met with in the colony, was most flattering; her comely form and accomplished manner making the colonists anxious to retain her in their country. In the words of the Rev. Thomas Robbins. for many years the pastor of the church she attended, "this girl put the colony in commotion. If possible she must be detained. The stock was too valuable to be parted with. It became a matter of general consultation what young man was good enough for Miss Pitkin." Tradition says that so many young men wished to marry the accomplished beauty, that they cast lots for her hand, but fails to say what part Miss Pitkin was to take in the affair. The facts are, that the sons of Henry Wolcott, one of the first settlers of East Windsor, were well pleased with Miss Pitkin, and to avoid all question of strife or jealousy, it is believed it was decided by lot among themselves which one should sue for her hand. The lot fell to Simon Wolcott, the youngest son; at all events, he pressed his suit, and was successful. Her brother favored the match, and she became the wife of Simon Wolcott, and subsequently the mother of Governor Roger Wolcott, grandmother of Governor Oliver Wolcott, and great-grandmother of the second Governor Oliver Wolcott and of Governor Roger Griswold. Governor Ellsworth was also a lineal descendant. Her granddaughter married Governor Matthew Griswold. [4, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26] |
||Father: Roger Pitkin|
Mother: Hannah Stanley [12, 14, 17, 18]
||London, England 
|She had a good education in the city of London. |
||1661 [3, 9, 11, 19]
|She followed her brother to America in 1661 to return with him to England, "not once supposing he intended to remain in the wilderness," as she expressed it. Her first greeting on meeting her brother, whom she found feeding his swine, was, "I left a brother in England serving his king, and find another in America serving his swine." |
||13 Oct 1719
||East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut [6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26]
||27 Jul 1767 
|In the obituary notice of one of her sons, published in the "Connecticut Courant," July 27, 1767, the following mention is made of the mother: "Her maiden name was Martha Pitkin, a woman of eminent good sense, virtue and piety; she was sister to Mr. William Pitkin, who was likewise an Assistant before the Charter, famous in his time for distinguished good sense and eminent piety, and founder of the honorable family of Pitkin in Hartford." |
||Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A. [6, 16, 18, 26]
||15 Aug 2021 |
||Simon Wolcott, b. 11 Sep 1624/25, Gaulden Manor, Tolland, Somersetshire, England d. 11 Sep 1687, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut (Age 62 years) |
||17 Oct 1661
||Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut [1, 2, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 26]
|Age at Marriage
||She : 22 years - He : 36 years and 1 month. |
||From 1662 to 1679 [8, 11, 12, 15, 25, 26, 27]
|1. Elizabeth Wolcott (1662-1707)|
2. Martha Wolcott (1664-1687)
3. Simon Wolcott (1666-1732)
4. Joanna Wolcott (1668-1755)
5. Henry Wolcott (1670-1746)
6. Christopher Wolcott (1672-1693)
7. Mary Wolcott (1674-1676)
8. William Wolcott (1676-1749)
9. Roger Wolcott (1679-1767) [He became the Governor of Connecticut]
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||15 Aug 2021 |
||Daniel Clark, Esq., c. 8 Jul 1623, Tarvin, Cheshire, England d. 12 Aug 1710, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut (Age ~ 87 years) [9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 26] |
||13 Oct 1719
||Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut [18, 26]
|Age at Marriage
||She : 80 years - He : 96 years and 3 months. |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||9 Mar 2020 |
|Christening - 12 Oct 1639 - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
|Education - say 1655 - London, England
|Marriage - 17 Oct 1661 - Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
|Death - 13 Oct 1719 - East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
|Marriage - 13 Oct 1719 - Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
|Burial - — - Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A.
|| : Address
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