History of New London, Connecticut: From the First Survey of the Coast in 1612 to 1860 (Historiography)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...of 1676 may be assigned. Mr. Carpenter lived at Niantic Ferry, of which he had a lease from Edward Palmes. He left an only son, David, baptized Nov. 12th, 1682, and several daughters. His relict married William Stevens, of Killingworth. Alexander Pygan, died in 1701. On his first arrival in the plantation, Mr. Pygan appears to have been a lawless young man, of " passionate and distempered carriage," as it was then expressed; one who we may suppose " left his country for his country's good." But the restraints and influences with which he was here surrounded, produced their legitimate effect, and he became a discreet and valuable member of the community. Alexander Pygan, of Norwich, Old England, was married unto Judith, daughter of William Redfin, (Redfield, ) June 17th, 1667. Children. 1. Sarah, born Feb. 23d, 1669-70; married Nicholas Hallam. 2. Jane, " Feb., 1670-1; married Jonas Green. Mrs. Judith Pygan died April 30th, 1678. After the death of his wife, Mr. Pygan dwelt a few years at Saybrook, where he had a shop of goods, and was licensed by the county court as an innkeeper. Here also he married an estimable woman, Lydia, relict of Samuel Boyes, April 15th, 1684. Only one child was the issue of this marriage. 3. Lydia, born Jan. 10th, 16S4-5; married Rev. Eliphalet Adams. Samuel Boyes, the son of Mrs. Lydia Pygan, by her first husband, was bom Dec. 6th, 1673. Mr. Pygan soon returned with his family to New London, where he died in the year 1701. He is the only person of the family name of Pygan, that the labor of genealogists has as yet brought to light in New England. His relict, Mrs. Lydia Pygan, died July 20th, 1734. She was the daughter of William and Lydia Bemont, of Saybrook, and born March 9 th, 1644.1 1 Her mother is said...
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