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Samuel Marshall #2,085



2,085. Samuel Marshall (Married Mary Wilton (#2,086) on May 6, 1652 at Windsor, Connecticut) (Source of all purple information on this page is from James Cox Brady and his ancestry, by Louis Effingham De Forest, New York: De Forest Publishing Co., 1933 p. 269-275 and 386 Brady used History of Springfield as a main resource of his study).

Born: ? probably in England of Thomas Marshall (#4,169) and Unknown Mother (#4,170)

Died: 19 December 1675 at the head of his troups in the Great Swamp Fight of the King Philip's War. [Note: this battle took place at South Kingstown, Rhode Island.]


[His siblings included:

Thomas Marshall: (Married ? probably in or about 1643, as his son, Thomas, was baptized at the age of about five days, on January 7, 1643/4, at Boston). Born: in or about 1623, probably in England; Died: ? . Miscellaneous: he was admitted as freeman in May, 1644, and must threfore have been at least twenty-one years of age at that time. He was excommunicated by the Boston church in June, 1644. Nothing is know of his later life.

Sarah Marshall: (Married James Pemberton probably in or about 1647) Born: probably in England and was perhaps the daughter of ? and Alice (?) Willey. Died: May 24, 1709.

Frances Marshall: (Married Joseph Howe on July 16, 1652, at Boston, Massachusetts. At that time, she was recorded as Frances Willey) Born: probably in England and perhaps the daughter of ? and Alice (?) Willey; Died: ?

Eliakim Marshall: Born: March 1, 1637/8 at Boston, Massachusetts Died: ?, was presumably living as late as May, 1664.] [Note: some of these listed individuals may not be Samuel's birth siblings; they may have been the children of his father's second wife, Alice. Alice may have come to the marriage to Thomas Marshall with several children of her own from a previous marriage (Sarah and Frances). Eliakim may be his half brother. To read more about this confusion, go to Thomas Marshall (#4169)]


Miscellaneous Information:

"He is said to have come from Dorchester, Massachusetts, with Mr. Warham, to settle at Windsor. As early as January, 1652, he bought Thomas Marshfield's house at Windsor, which he sold again the same year. He was active in real-estate transactions at Windsor. In 1654 he bought land from Nicholas Denslow which he sold before 1657 to the inhabitants of Windsor for a town house. In the deed it is described as his 'dwelling-house, barn, orchard, and land about it one acre more or less,' together with a wood lot of twenty acres, which the inhabitants of Windsor were 'forever fully and freely to enjoy for the benefit and entertainment of a minister successively.' (It was not this Samuel Marshall but an unidentified Thomas Marshall who served as deputy to the Connecticut General Court in 1638, and was magistrate, etc.)"

"Samuel Marshall was made freeman of Connecticut Colony on May 18, 1654. On February 26, 1656/7, the General Court 'doth grant liberty to Samll Marshall of Windzor, to sell strong liquors by retaile, for the space of one yeare.' This license was renewed in March, 1662/3, 'to sell liquors by retaile, but not to suffer any liquors to be drunk in his house,' and again renewed in October, 1668, 'till his lycens be called in.' The town ordered on February 4, 1655/6, that 'Richard Oldage and Samuel Marshall shall be propounded to the General Court to be appointed Sealers of Leather.'"

"On March 11, 1657/8, the first troop of horse in the Colony was formed, under the command of Major John Mason, and Marshall was one of the thirty-seven men presented by Mason to the General Court, and allowed by the Court. He was one of the three corporals of the troop. He was admitted a member of the Windsor church May 3, 1663. By a deed of July 4, 1663, his father gave him his dwelling-house, yard and orchard at Boston, Massachusetts, which Samuel Marshall of Windsor, shoemaker, redeeded to his father, Thomas Marshall and his wife, Alice, for the duration of their lives, on July 6, 1663. Both deeds were recorded June 17, 1664. This house was then transferred by Samuel Marshall and his wife, Mary, to Joseph How, by a deed of June 20, 1665, recorded June 24, 1665. On the same date Marshall executed a bond of £50 to protect Joseph How against any claim of Mary Marshall of dower right in the land. The records of the General Court of August 19, 1663, show: 'Corporall Marshall is to have 2d payd him by the Treasurer and deliver the horse to the Treasurer, and this to be a finall issue of the case.' On Novmber 23, 1668, 'The Townsmen met concerning the old ferry Boat, The Townsmen are content that Samuel Marshall shall have it to make the best of her; and if the town will exact 10s of him for it he will pay it.' He was taxed in 1675 for the support of the rivulet ferry, and was then listed as owning a horse and two oxen. In October, 1672, Corporal Samuel Marshall was among the petitioners for a grant of land to enlarge the boundaries of Windsor. On May 8, 1673, the General Court 'grants Quarter Master Samuel Marshall one hundred and fifty acres of land, provided he take it up where it may not prejudice any former grant.' Marshall was appointed ensign of the Hartford Couny forces on October 14, 1675. It is also recorded that he was appointed ensign of dragoons of Hartford County on August 27, 1675. He was active in the early months of King Philip's War, and was quartered at his father-in-law's, David Wilton's, house several times in August and September, 1675. In an old book of rates, Captain Samuel Marshall is listed among those who saw active service, and as receiving 6s 8d 'on war account.' On November 30, 1675, 'Captain Newberry being disinabled to goe forth in this expedition, Samll Marshall was appoynted Captayne, and commissioned accordingly with the rest of the officers.' He was Captain of the 2nd Company of the forces of the United Colonies which were organized for the Narragansett campaign and mustered on December 19, 1675."

"The colonists attacked the Indians on Sunday, December 19, 1675. The Indian Fort was in the center of a swamp, and could not have been approached except for the fact that the ground was frozen. About three hundred Indian warriors fell, and many prisoners were taken. The losses of the English were also heavy. Captain Samuel Marshall fell at the head of his troops during the Great Swamp Fight as he ascended a fallen tree before the Indian fort which was the only practicable entrance. Fourteen men in his company were killed."

"In 1676, his widow contributed 8s 6d to the Connecticut fund for the relief of the poor of other colonies. On October 12, 1676, at the request of David Wilton (#4,171) [Mary's father], on behalf of Captain Marshall's widow, the General Court appointed Captain Newberry (#2,087) to make up the accounts with Marshall's debtors and creditors. On May 10, 1677, 'This Court grants the Widow Marshall or Mr. Cutts his agent liberty to transport twenty pownds worth of leather, for the answering of a dept due from the sayd Widdow to Mr. Cutts his estate,' and on October 13, 1677, 'Vpon the petition of Mary Marshall wid: the relict and administratrix with the will annexed of Captn Samuel Marshall of Windsor, slaine in the late war deceased,' requesting permission to sell enough land to pay the debts owed by the testator, the Court appointed a committee consisting of Captain John Allyn [Note: He was the brother of Mary Allyn (#2,088), Newberry's wife], Captain Benjamin Newberry (#2,087), Captain Daniel Clarke [Note: He was Benjamin Newberry (#2,087) 's sister Mary Newberry's husband], Lieutenant John Maudsley, and Lieutenant David Wilton #4,175), to set aside the widow's thirds, and then to sell enough land to cover the debts. In 1718 a grant of one hundred acres was made to Thomas Marshall, a son, for the services of Captain Samuel Marshall."


Samuel and Mary had 9 children: Samuel (#1043), Lydia, Thomas, David, Thomas, Mary, Eliakim, John, and Elizabeth.


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