NameElizabeth Gibbons136,233,214,234
BirthFenny Compton, England
Death25 Apr 1696, Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts235,236
Mother??? ???
Birth1614, England
Death1 Nov 1659, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut235,236 Age: 45
Immigration1635, Connecticut Age: 21
Mother??? ???
ChildrenJohn (1642-1712)
 Hannah (1645-1724)
 Luke (1655-1727)
Birthabt 1602, England
Death2 Jun 1676, Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts236 Age: 74
Marriage2 Oct 1661, Hadley, Massachusetts238
Birthabt 1609/1612, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Death2 Nov 1684, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts236 Age: 75
BurialPeter Prudden’s garden, Milford, Connecticut241
Burial MemoNo gravestone
FatherRichard Baldwin (~1578-1633)
MotherIsabell Harding (~1582-)
Marriage17 Sep 1678, Milford, Massachusetts242,238
Marr MemoHitchcock has the year as 1676.
Notes for Elizabeth Gibbons
Abbot has her death date as 14 April 1696243 and Roloson has her name as "Elizabeth Smith".239
Notes for Luke (Spouse 1)
Luke took the oath of fidelity at New Haven on 1 July 1644, at the same time as Edward and Matthias Hitchcock. These three were most likely brothers. Matthias testified regarding Edward's testamentary wishes on the latter's death. Matthias was one of the original settlers, as he signed the fundamental agreement there on 4 June 1639. It is not known exactly when Edward and Luke arrived in New Haven.
He served on juries on 5 June 1646 and on 2 March 1648. Jacobus remarks that the second service mentioned was unusual, as the plaintiff in the first case heard that day was his brother-in-law, William Gibbons. He must have been held in high regard for his integrity by the parties involved in the case. As it happens, the jury ruled for the defendant and against his brother-in-law.
Served as selectman at Wethersfield in 1653 and 1656.
He had two lots of land at Wethersfield. His house was on the one to the north of Samuel Hale's lot, and this one had originally belonged to Rev. Richard Denton. Rev. Denton sold it to Luke's brother-in-law in 1641, when the Reverend moved to Stamford. Luke appears to have bought it from his brother-in-law in 1647. His barn was on the adjacent lot.
Jacobus states that the Hitchcock Genealogy is the source of the information that he was a shoemaker, but disputes that was a Captain in the militia or held any military office. Jacobus also considers the account of his life by his great-grandson in that genealogy to be considerably inflated.
He was one of those who signed the agreement on 18 April 1659 which led to the founding of Hadley, Massachusetts. It is not known if he went to that site at that point but Jacobus considers it less likely as he died not long thereafter. Some of the settlers of that agreement went to the site in 1659, but others did not go until 1661.
He made his will on 17 October 1659, still calling himself of Wethersfield. He stated that he was "in some weakness of body" but of sound mind and memory. His wife and children were mentioned. His daughter Hannah was to receive £40 in addtion to "her uncle's gift." This was a bequest to her by William Gibbons. The inventory of his estate amounted to £452 and it was conducted by Rev. John Russell, John Hubbard, and Thomas Welles.244

A number of sources provide further details on his life and his descendants. One of these is Russell Snow Hitchcock, 1947.245
Notes for William (Spouse 2)
He first is recorded in Springfield in 1638. E. Warriner has some supposed fanciful stories of his origins, but they should be regarded very critically. [I have therefore not entered them into the database.] His estate was £ 160, 19s, 10p.233
Notes for Joseph (Spouse 3)
Abbott has some details of his life. His will is dated 20/12/1680 and it was probated at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.246

Birth: 1616
Bishopstone, EnglandDeath: Apr. 25, 1661
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Hannah Whitlock Baldwin was the first wife of Joseph Baldwin, married on Nov. 10, 1636 in High Wycombe, Co.Suffolk, England. They set sail along with Joseph's two brothers, Nathaniel Baldwin and Timothy Baldwin, for America. By 1646, the three brothers and their wives were living in Milford, having first lived in New Haven. After Hannah's death in 1661, Joseph removed to Hadley, Mass. He became a freeman in 1666. Joseph married, second, Isabella Ward, widow of John Catlin and James Northam of Hartford. By her first marriage, Isabella was the mother of John Catlin Jr. Joseph married, third, Elizabeth Gibbons, widow of Luke Hitchcock and William Warriner.

Children: Joseph Baldwin Jr, Benjamin Baldwin, Hannah Baldwin Hull, Mary Baldwin Catlin, Elizabeth Baldwin Warriner(first wife of James Warriner), Martha Baldwin Hawks(mother of John Hawks III), Jonathan Baldwin, David Baldwin, and Sarah Baldwin Bartlett.

The picture to the right was taken of a stone on the Memorial Bridge over the Wepawaug River in Milford, Conn. honoring Joseph & Hannah Baldwin as being founders of Milford.

Family links: 
  Joseph Baldwin (1640 - 1681)*
  Mary Baldwin Catlin (1644 - 1704)*
  Jonathan Baldwin (1649 - 1739)*
  Sarah Baldwin Bartlett (1653 - 1716)*
  Joseph Baldwin (1610 - 1684)*
*Point here for explanation
Milford Cemetery
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Nareen Lake
Record added: Aug 31, 2008
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Last Modified 7 Sep 2011Created 4 Jul 2012 using Reunion for Macintosh