William Gaylord

Male 1585 - 1673  (88 years)


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  • Name William Gaylord  [1
    Born 21 May 1585  Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 21 May 1585  Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jul 1673  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Palisado Cemetery
    Buried 21 Jul 1673  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I24694  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Family Mrs. Sarah Gaylord,   b. 1588, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1657, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1610  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Gaylord,   b. 27 Dec 1624, Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1624, Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. John Gaylord,   b. 24 Feb 1621, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1689, Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Samuel Gaylord,   b. 19 Dec 1619, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1690, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Gaylord,   b. 1614, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1675, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     5. Walter Gaylord,   b. 28 Dec 1617, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1689, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     6. William Gaylord,   b. 1616, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1656, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F8085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jun 1610 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jul 1673 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Jul 1673 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Born by about 1590 based on estimated date of marriage (and perhaps a few years older if his age at death as given by Grant is not an exaggeration). Planter who came from Crewkerne, Somersetshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1630 in the "Mary & John." First settled in Dorchester; moved to Windsor in 1638. Died in Windsor 20 July 1673. (Grant records among the 1673 deaths, without day or month, "Deacon Gaylar.88.old".) Married by about 1615 _____ _____; she died at Windsor 20 June 1657. The claim has been made that William Gaylord was made deacon of the Dorchester church before the Mary & John sailed, and it seems to be certain that he was deacon as soon as that ship arrived in New England. In the earliest town records all the acts of the town were signed by four men: John Warham, John Maverick, William Rockwell and William Gaylord. Warham and Maverick were the ministers of the church, and Rockwell and Gaylord would seem to be the deacons. Also on 26 August 1633 William Gaylord and William Rockwell were appointed administrators to the estate of John Russell who had died in Dorchester, and this is a diaconal function. Neither William Gaylord nor his wife was admitted to the second church at Dorchester, organized late in 1636, clearly indicating that he retained his membership in the Warham church, where he continued as deacon after he moved to Connecticut.

  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Mrs. Sarah Gaylord