Giles SMITH

Male 1604 - 1669  (65 years)


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  • Name Giles SMITH  [1
    Born 1604  Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1669  Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4473  adkinshorton
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2013 

    Father Capt. Henry SMITH,   b. Abt 1585, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1648, Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Anne PYNCHON,   b. 1620, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1638  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary WHEELER,   b. 20 Oct 1615, Bourne End, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1654, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married 1623  Hartford, Hartford Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anna SMITH,   b. 1625, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1661/62, Fairfield, Fairfield Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Family ID F24691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eunice 
    Family ID F24692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Vol. I
    THE HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Vol. I
    From the settlement of the town in 1639 to 1818

    by Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbell Shenck - New York, 1889

    www.archive.org

  • Notes 
    • LINEAGE WARNING FLAG!!!

      Giles Smith's lineage is also in question. Rather than being the son of Thomas Smith and Frances Sanford, he is more likely the son of Henry Smith and Anne Pynchon. Frances Smith then, would be his grandmother, but there is some lack of clarity in this lineage as well. I have no documentation for either lineage.

      Records of Tom Forsythe 2008 at...
      http://www.rumblefische.com/ancestors/chap0015.html#I882
      It is unknown who his [Giles'] parents were. He could not have been the son of Judge Henry Smith and Ann Pynchon as some genealogies show, because that couple did not get married until aft 1637, whereas Giles was born in 1603 according to the "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volume 2 ". According to "The Planters of the Commonwealth, 1620-1640 ", Ann immigrated with her parents in 1630 indicating that she was not married and was therefore probably not born before 1610. According to the "National Genalogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85 " Henry did not immigrate until April of 1637 so it stands to reason they married after this date. Also Giles is listed in the "Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Supplement Number Two" as immigrating in 1634. I have found no Genealogical source that claims Giles is their son.

      The above conclusions only hold true if the dates obtained are correct. Below is another view, and yet, neither is substantiated.

      Rational Giles as son of Henry Smith and Anne Pynchon:
      re Thomas Holcombe of CT at
      http://www.holcombegenealogy.com/data/p41.htm
      Of the children of Thomas Sr. by his second wife, Isaac is correctly married to Elizabeth Jackson, who is correctly made daughter of John Jackson by Elizabeth Smith, but the said Elizabeth Smith is then called the daughter of Henry and Ann (Pynchon) Smith. Mr. Henry Smith of Springfield, as is well known, returned to England, and is will, made in 1681, refers to his daughter "Elizabeth Smith, not yet disposed of in marriage" [Waters, Gen. Gleanings in England, 1:723]. But John Jackson had children born 1662 to 1677; and the chief evidence for identifying his wife Elizabeth as a Smith is the fact that the will of Giles smith of Fairfield in 1669 names his daughter Elizabeth Jackson, and no other Fairfield Jackson of that period is known to have had a wife Elizabeth!


  • Sources 
    1. [S18777] Genealogical Gleanings of England - Waters, (archive.org).


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