Gardner Genealogy

 


The Gardner Lineage

Thomas1, the ancestor, a husbandman, was from Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England, where the Gardners had lived for more than three centuries. He came to America in the spring of 1624 as superintendent of the planting of the colony sent out by the Western Adventurers of Dorchester, England. He was at Cape Ann the following summer and winter with thirteen men under him. At the close of the year, he was succeeded by Roger Conant, who also held office only a year when the undertaking was abandoned. Thomas then settled (1626) at Salem and appears in the earliest records as proprietor. He died in 1635.

Thomas2, son of Thomas1, was born in England in 1502 and died in 1674. He was an eminent merchant of Boston. He married (1) Margaret ______ and (2) Mrs. Damaris Shattuck.

George3, son of Thomas2, was born ______ and died Aug. 20, 1679. He came to Hartford in 1673. He married Elizabeth Orne, who, some claim, was the widow of his brother, Thomas. She was probably the daughter of Dea. John Orne of Salem, who died in 1685. George was a merchant in Hartford. In his will, he gives 300 to his daughter, Mrs. Buttolph.

Hannah4 was daughter of George3 and Elizabeth. She married Lieut. John Buttolph on Oct. 16, 1663.

Note:
According to the History of Hartford Co., Ct., in 1671, George3 married Elizabeth Allen of Boston, who was the widow, by second marriage, of Rev. Samuel Stone (married in 1641). Horace E. Mather, the genealogist, gives the marriage with Elizabeth Orne. The will of John Orne is printed in the Essex Coll., IV, p. 68.


Continuation. - The Buttolph Lineage

Gardner Genealogy

 

 

 
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