Captain George Denison and Lady Ann Borodell

Born in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, George Denison arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony with his father, William Denison aboard the “Lion” in 1632 as part of the Great Migration. His father was among a group of Roxbury, Massachusetts (now part of Boston) men “disarmed” for their support of the theologian and proto-evangelist Anne Hutchinson. Captain George first married Bridget Thompson of […]

Colonel Jonathan Latimer and Lucretia Griswold

Jonathan Latimer was a descendant of the English Robert Latimer, who arrived in Boston in 1635 on the ship “Hopewell” as part of the Great Migration. Jonathan’s father (also named Jonathan Latimer) was married to Borodell Denison, Captain George Denison‘s great-granddaughter. Jonathan Latimer II was born in New London, Connecticut in 1724.The Latimers were by that time  a wealthy family, having […]

William Denison and Margaret Chandler

William Denison, was born in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (near present-day Stansted Airport). He arrived on the ship “Lyon” with his wife Margaret Chandler, as part of the Great Puritan Migration in 1632, and settled in Roxbury. William’s profession was first listed as “maltster,” a person who processed wheat and barley into malt for beer and whiskey. He […]