Reinold Marvin, Hartford Founder

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Compiled by Timothy Lester Jacobs, SDFH Genealogist

REINOLD1 MARVIN, HARTFORD FOUNDER (EDWARDA) was baptized 25 Oct 1594 in Great Bentley, Essex, England, and died bef. 28 Oct 1662 (probate) in Saybrook, CT. He married MARY ______ bet. 1617 - 1618 in prob Essex, England. She was born abt. 1597 in England, and died 1661 in Saybrook, CT.

Reinold Marvin, brother of Hartford founder Matthew Marvin, emigrated from Great Bentley, Essex, England in 1638, and had a house lot in Hartford of two and a half acres located on the east side of the road from the Palisade to Centinel Hill; a parcel in the West Field; and four acres of swamp on the east side of the Great River. He soon removed from Hartford, however, to Farmington by the time of the land inventory of February 1639/40. His house lot was given to his brother Matthew, who sold it to John Talcott, and the land east of the river Reinold sold to John Talcott.

But he soon left Farmington and removed to Saybrook, living in the section of town east of the Connecticut River that would become the town of Lyme in 1667. He was made Freeman of Saybrook 20 May 1658. His wife Mary died in the summer of 1661, and Hartford Founder Nicholas Jennings and his wife Martha, formerly of Hartford and New Haven, but at that time living in Saybrook, were accused of causing her death by witchcraft. They were tried for this crime in Hartford on 5 September 1661, but were set free due to a split decision of the jury.

Reinold did not long survive his wife, dying a year later, his will proved 9 July 1663.

Recommended genealogy: “Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, CT., 1638 and 1635, Sons of Edward Marvin, of Great Bentley, England”, George F. & William T. R. Marvin, Boston, 1904

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