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Notes for John Burrows

Source: Wheeler, Richard Anson. History of Stonington, Connecticut, 1649 - 1900, New London, CT, Press of The Day Publishing Company, 1900.

Burrows Family: Robert Burrows probably came from Boston, MA or vicinity and settled first at Wethersfield CT where he owned land in 1641. He married Mary, widow of Samuel Ireland, prior to 1642, moved to New London 1650 and soon settled at Pequonnock and was one of the earliest settlers on the west side of Mystic River; he died 1682 and his wife died Oct 2, 1672 children: John b 1642 and Samuel b ____

John Burrows m Hannah b April 11, 1651 daughter of Edward and wife Ann Culver, Dec 14, 1670. He died in Groton, Connecticut on Feb 12, 1716 Children: John b. 1671 Mary b ____ Margaret b ____ Samuel b. ___ m Mary Chester Nov 21, 1706 Robert b ___ Jeremiah b. ____ Isaac b. _____

Source: Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of New London, Connecticut. From the first survey of the coast in 1612, to 1852. New London, The author [Hartford, Ct., Press of Case, Tiffany and company] 1852.

Page 301-2 - Robert Burrows1, died in August, 1682.
Robert Burrows married in Wethersfield about the year 1645, Mary, relict of Samuel Ireland2. She had two daughters by her first husband, Martha and Mary, whose portion of £30 each was delivered to their father-in-law, Burrows, by John Latimer of Wethersfield, Oct. 20th, 1651. For the faithful performance of his trust, Burrows pledged his house, land and stock at Pequonnock, which shows how early he had settled east of the river. Mary, wife of Robert Burrows, died in Dec., 1672. Only two children have been traced : Samuel and John, both presented to be made freemen of the colony in October, 1669. The subsequent history of Samuel is not known. John married, Dec. 14th, 1670, Hannah daughter of Edward Culver, and had a large family of children. He died in 1699.

1. [This name is now generally written Burroughs or Burrough]
2. Ireland came to America in 1635. "Samuel Ireland, carpenter aged thirty-two, Uxor, thirty-Martha, one and a half." Sav. Glenings, p 261.

American ancestry giving name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A. D. 1776 By Thomas Patrick Hughes, Frank Munsell. Published by Munsell, 1899. Item notes: v. 12. Pg 68-74

BURROWS FAMILY. Robert Burrows was the first of the name found in Connecticut. He went from Boston or that vicinity to settle in Wethersfield, in the colony of Connecticut, where he owned land in the year 1641. He with a few others made the first settlement at New London, Conn., after the final subjugation of the Pequot Indians in the year 1651. He was rated for his ministers' tax at New London on 246 pounds sterling 1652. He, in company with John Packer and Robert Park, settled in Groton near Mystic river. Burrows had a grant of “a parcel of land between the west side of the River and a high mountain of rocks" dated Apr. 3, 1651. Robert Burrows was by appointment the first ferryman on the Mystic River. There is the following record: “Goodman Burrose chosen ferryman for Mistic river, to ferry a horse and a man for a groat." Robert Burrows married, in Wethersfield about 1645, Mary, relict of Samuel Ireland. She had two daughters by her first husband, Mary and Martha, whose portion of £30 each was delivered to their stepfather Burrows by John Latimer of Wethersfield Oct. 20, 1651. For the faithful performance of his trust Burrows pledged his house, land and stock at Pequonuck. Mary, the wife of Robert Burrows, together with her first husband, Ireland, took the oath of allegiance to the Church of England at London and came to this country on the “Increase “in 1635. Only two children of Burrows have been traced, Samuel and John. They were made freemen in the colony in Oct. 1669. The subsequent history of Samuel is not known. John married Dec. 14, 1670 Hannah, daughter of Edward Culver, and had a large family of children. Robert Burrows died 1682. Mary Burrows died 1672 in Dec.

JOHN Burrows, son of Robert and Mary Burrows, married Hannah Culver 1670. Their children: John, Mary, Margaret, Samuel, Robert, Jeremiah, Isaac, all of whom were born previous to the year 1678. One of the daughters married John Tuttle. John Burrows, Sr., died Feb. 12, 1716, aged 74, it is stated in some records. This must be a mistake, as it is also stated he was born 1647. Caulkin's History of New London gives the date of his death as 1609.
JOHN, son of John and Hannah Burrows, married Lydia Hubbard, daughter of Hugh and Jane Hubbard of New London in 1694. They had four sons and four daughters, John, Hubbard, Amos, Silas, Lydia, Abigail, Hannah, and a daughter whose name is not known, but who married a Fish. Lydia married a Pendleton. Abigail married a Latham. Hannah married Joseph Dennison. Silas married Hannah Gere and had one child, a daughter named Silence. She married a Wheeler of Stonington, Conn. Her father, Silas Burrows, died at the early age of 24 yrs.