Capt. George Corwin

Capt. George Corwin

Male 1610 - 1685  (75 years)

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  • Name George Corwin  [1
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Emigrated from Northampton, England in 1638, immigrating to Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony in the Americas.
    Gender Male 
    Died 1685  Salem, Essex Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Broad Street Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5564  adkinshorton
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2019 

    Father John Corwin 
    Family ID F26782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Herbert 
    +1. Judge Jonathan Corwin,   b. 10 Dec 1640,   d. 09 Jun 1718  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F18644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Winslow,   b. 1630-1639, Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1698  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1669 
    Family ID F27284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Capt. George Corwin Painting
    Capt. George Corwin Painting
    from "The Inventory of Capt. George Corwin",

    Family Tree of John Corwin (by Rev. George Corwin)
    Family Tree of John Corwin (by Rev. George Corwin)
    (from The Corwin Genealogy in the United States)

    Corwin, Capt George- Inventory of (PDF)
    Corwin, Capt George- Inventory of (PDF)
    Corwin, Capt George- Corwin Genealogy (PDF 47MB)
    Corwin, Capt George- Corwin Genealogy (PDF 47MB)

  • Notes 
    • Parents of Captain George Corwin are not known and documented as of this writing. There is some non-conclusive evidence that his father is John Corwin, and that his grandfather is Matthias Corwin. Further research is needed before including his parents.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18785] The Ancestral Lines of Chester Everts Howell 1867-1949 of Elmira New York.
      The family of Cowin or Curwen as the name was spelled in earlier days came from England to Salem, Massachusetts about 1638 with other Puritan settlers of that period.

      George Corwin, better known as Captain George Corwin, was the first of the line in this country. [USA] He was a man of influence and high standing in the early fomation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Through his efforts the foundations of the merchantile and shipbuilding enterprises were established in Salem and its importance as a port thereby assured for many years afterward. He died in 1685 leaving "no debts and one of the largest estates to that date administered in Salem". Some of the elegant and costly articles owned by him are now in the historical museum in that city.

      The Captain's [Capt. George Corwin] two sons were active in the public life of the [Massachusetts Bay] Colony. Both were sons by his first wife, Elizabeth Herbert a daughter of John Herbert, Mayor of Northampton, England. The younger son Jonathan became a Judge of the Supreme Court. John (1638-1683) married Margaret a daughter of John Winthrop Jr. Governor of the Colony of Connecticut and granddaughter of the first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Winthrop Sr. Captain Corwin also had four daughters named Abigail, Hannah, Penelope and Susanna Corwin.

    2. [S18811] The Corwin Genealogy of the United States, pg.xxix (Introduction).
      In the Broad Street Cemetery, at Salem, Mass., are found [one of] the following inscriptions on three sides of a small monument:

      Here lie the remains of George Curwin, Esq., born in England, 1610, died at Salem, 1685 ; his widow, Elizabeth, only daughter of Governor
      Edward Winslow, and many of their descendants.

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