Capt. DENISON George[1, 2]

Male 1620 - 1694  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name DENISON George 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Christened 10 Dec 1620  Bishop's Stratford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1631  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1645  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1651  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1654  Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _UID 59680D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000035A2 
    Died 3 Oct 1694  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Aft 3 Oct 1694  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Ancient Burying Ground AKA Center Church Graveyard 
    Capt. George Denison gravestone
    Capt. George Denison gravestone

    HEAR
    LIES THE
    BODY OF CAPTIN
    GEORGE DEN
    ISON DEPARTED
    OCTOBER THE
    23 IN THE 74[th] YEAR
    OF HIS AGE 1694

    Notes 
    • Captain George Dennison, fought under Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor (York) and Naseby in 1645. He married Lady Jane Borodell and emigrated to America. Captain Dennison is credited with virtually ending King Philip's War in 1676 when he captured and executed Canonchet, Chief of the Narragansett Indians at Stonington, Connecticut.

      From "Denison Genealogy", pg. 1:
      " George's bro, Den Danl Denison wrote in 1672 "My two brothers, Edward and George had all the Estate of my father left between them, being both marryed long before my father's death; my Brother George buried his first Wife in the year 1643, went into England was a souldier ther above a year, was at the Battle of York, or Marston Moor, where he did good service, was afterward taken Prisoner, but got free and having married a second Wife he returned to New England the year before our Mother died, and not long afterward removed himself to New Ldon near whereunto (viz) at Stonington he how liveth, having 3 sons John, William, and George, 4 or 5 daughters . . . 3 of Daughters are marryed to Stanton, Palmer and Cheesebrook (sic) all living at present in the same town."

      The tradition that George served in Cromwell's army is thus verified. The story is also told that he was wounded and was nursed at the home of John Borodell, a cordwainner (leather merchant) of Cork, by his dau Ann whom he married for his second wife.

      He served as Deputy to the Conn Gen Court from New Longdon Sept 1653, May 1654 and Feb 1657, and from Stonington Oct 1671, Oct 1674, May 1678, Oct 1682, May and Oct 1683, May, July and Oct 1684, May and Oct 1685, May 1686, May 1687, Sept 1689, May Sept and Oct 1693, and May 1694. When 1st mentioned in 'Conn Col Recds' he is called "Captain," based upon his service and commission in England. He served on the War Comm for New London in 1653 when war threatened with Dutch. Although 56 he served as Capt in King Philip's War 1676 in command of New London County troops and second in command of the Conn Army under Maj Robert Treat. He was ap'pted Provost Marshal May 1677. He was Capt of volunteer troops against the enemy Sept 1689."
    Person ID I3658  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2016 

    Father DENISON William,   b. Bef 3 Feb 1570/1, Bishop's Stratford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1653/4, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years) 
    Mother CHANDLER Margaret,   d. 3 Feb 1645/6, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Nov 1603  Bishop's Stratford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Family ID F1183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 THOMPSON Bridget,   b. 11 Sep 1622, Preston, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 May 1643, New England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years) 
    Married Abt 1640  [8
    Children 
     1. DENISON Sarah,   b. 20 Mar 1640/1, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1701, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. DENISON Hannah,   b. 20 May 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1715, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lady BORODELL Ann "Jane",   b. 17 Mar 1615/6, Cork, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1712, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married Bef 1645  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. DENISON John Boradell,   b. 14 Jul 1646, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1698  (Age 51 years)
     2. DENISON Ann,   b. 20 May 1649, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. DENISON Borodell,   b. 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1701/2, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. DENISON George,   b. 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1711, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Capt. DENISON William,   b. 1655, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1715, Stonington, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1631 - Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1645 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1645 - Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1651 - New London, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1654 - Stonington, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 1694 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Ancient Burying Ground AKA Center Church Graveyard - Aft 3 Oct 1694 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
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  • Sources 
    1. [S106] Internet Online Homepage.
      http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jchampli/d21.htm#P85
      bchamplin@concentric.net
      J. Brett Champlin
      1635 Perennial Lane
      Highland Park, IL 60035-2355
      (847) 831-5205

    2. [S42] Book-Denison Genealogies, p.1.

    3. [S108] Book-History of Stonington, CT, p.335.

    4. [S108] Book-History of Stonington, CT, p.334.

    5. [S108] Book-History of Stonington, CT, p.337.

    6. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #56957508 7/3/2010.

    7. [S261] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. II 1620-33, p.522.

    8. [S108] Book-History of Stonington, CT, p.336.