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From my book "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert"


Saturday, May 5, 1973

In the "History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield" Dewey decimal number LC76 F16 Bj v-1 compiled and edited by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., noted Genealogist, on page 256 I found:

Hanford, (Rev.) Thomas. Colonial grant of 200 acres, October, 1674. (See page 713 was written here in pencil).

His mother, Eglin, was sister to Timothy Hatherly, the founder of Scituate, and came over in 1634, aged 46, with her daughters Lettice (who married 8 April, 1635, Edward Foster) and Margaret (who married 1636, Isaac Robinson). Thomas appears to have come later, perhaps after completing his education, and was in Scituate by 1643; taught school in Roxbury, Massachusetts; freeman of Massachusetts, 1650, and soon settled in Norwalk.

As my research gets back to the early years of this country, I find many ancestors lived in the same places or were mutual acquaintences. Of course, some had children that married but others were destined to become connected through marriage several years later. One such case was the Hatherly and Rowley families.

Saturday, May 12, 1973

HENRY ROWLEY AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS by Homer W. Brainard, Hartford, Connecticut.

Henry1 Rowley was an early planter at Plymouth, Massachusetts where he was taxed in 1632. It is possible that he was one of the company that came over from Leyden to Plymouth in 1630. It has also been conjectured that he came with Mr. Hatherly in 1632. I have found nothing by which either conjecture can be verified.

Saturday, June 2, 1973

Went to the Syracuse Public Library. Spent the entire time there (10:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.) trying to fill in the Rowley branch of the family.

In the "History of Barnstable County, Masasachusetts" by Deyo LM38 B26d

on page 379 in the section called "Civil History"

"In 1651 the order was made to record the bounds and titles of lands in the plantation, and Gate Keepers were appointed; later, in 1655, it was ordered that Captain Miles Standish and Mr. Hatherly have authority to settle all difficulties with the Indians, which might be submitted to them by the deputies" ........