Baldwin,  Ashbel

Baldwin, Ashbel

Male 1757 - 1846  (88 years)

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  • Name Baldwin, Ashbel  [1
    Born 07 Mar 1757  Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Feb 1846  Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22239  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, The Hyde History, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Baldwin, Isaac C,   b. 22 Feb 1715, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1805, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Collins, Anna,   b. 24 Aug 1725, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1790, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 07 Mar 1750  Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johnson, Clarissa,   b. 1762 
    Married 1782  [1
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F7974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Mar 1757 - Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Feb 1846 - Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Baldwin Family Crest
    Baldwin Family Crest
    This ancient and distinguished name is of Anglo-Saxon and Old German origin; it is a hereditary surname developed from the male personal name Baldwin, which was popular in England before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The given name derives from the Olde English "Bealdwine", and the cognate Old German "Baldwine", composed of the elements "b(e)ald", bold, brave, and "wine", friend, and is recorded as "Baldewyne", circa 1066, and as "Balduin, Baldewin" in the Domesday Book of 1086. This name was a favourite among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages, and it was probably the Flemish influence which was responsible for its popularity in England in the 12th and 13th Centuries. Baldwin was the given name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of the Count of Flanders (1172 - 1205), who led the Fourth Crusade and became the first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). Among the notable bearers of the surname is John Baldwin (died 1545), judge at the trials of Bishop Fisher, Sir Thomas More, and Anne Boleyn. One Thomas Baldwin was an early settler in the American Colonies, being listed in a "List of the Living in Virginia" compiled on February 16th 1623. A Coat of Arms granted to a family of the name depicts a gold griffin segreant on a red shield; the Crest is a blue lion rampant holding in the paws a gold cross crosslet fitchee. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Stephen Baldewin, which was dated 1200, in the "Pipe Rolls of Hampshire", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Clergyman, born in Litchfield, Connecticut, 7 March 1757; died in Rochester, New York, 8 February 1846. He was graduated at Yale College in 1776, and was a quartermaster in the revolutionary army. On 3 August 1785, he was ordained to the deaconate by Bishop Seabury in Middletown. This was the first Episcopal ordination ill the United States. He was ordained priest in September following, and became rector of St. Michael's Church, Litchfield, where he remained till 1793. From 1793 to 1824 he was rector of Christ Church, Stratford. He then held parishes in Wallingford, Meriden, North Haven, and Oxford, until in 1832 he became disabled by age. His records show that he had preached 10,000 times, and baptized 3,010 persons. He was secretary of the general convention, and also of the diocesan convention of Connecticut

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).