was born on 26 January 1599/0 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. He was the son of Edward Marvin
and Margaret (Unknown)
. Matthew Marvin was baptized on 26 March 1600 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. He was baptized on 26 March 1601 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. He married Elizabeth Gregory
, daughter of Henry Gregory
and Mrs. (Unknown) Goody
, in January 1620/21 at Great Bentley, England. Matthew Marvin married Elizabeth Gregory
, daughter of Henry Gregory
and Mrs. (Unknown) Goody
, in January 1621/22 at St. Marys Parish, Great Bentley, Essex, England. Matthew Marvin immigrated on 18 April 1635 to Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; aboard the "Increase", Capt. Lea. He was a surveyor of Highways in 1639. He married Mrs. Alice Kellog
circa 1647 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; married late in life. Matthew Marvin was a surveyor of highways in 1647. He was a Deputy to the General Assembly of Connecticut in 1654. He left a will on 20 December 1678 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
THE WILL OF MATTHEW MARVIN
To all Christian people to home these presents shall come greeting - I, Matthew Marvin, Senr., of Norwalk, in the County of ffairfield, in the Colleny of Connecticot being aged four score years oe ther aboute though weake and feeble in body, yet through the mercy of God of perfect mind and Mamory, disallowing, disowning, cancelling and making void all former wills and wrightings of this kind hitherto made by me, doe make ordayne and appoint this present wrighting to be my last Will and Testament. First I doe bequeath and resigne up my soul unto God who gave it and doe commit my body to the duste from whence it came, to be interred by desent and comely buriall, hoping and Trusting in the Lord of a happy Resurrection at the Last day: and as for the Temporal effects wherewith the Lord has blessed me I doe will and dispose thereof as followeth -
Impms. I doe will and beqeath unto my dearly beloved wife Alice Marvin the sum of Twenty pounds as her owne true and proper estate, for her to will order and dispose as shee pleaseth and also I doe give will and bequeath unto my sd dearly beloved wife the use of all other my estate whatsoever during her natural Life. Item. I doe will and bequeath unto my son Mathew Marvin of Norwock aforesaid all my right of the Devission of Lands on the east side of Sagatuck River to have, hold, possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever: Item I doe will and bequeath to my grand childe Mathew Marvin, sonn to my sonn Mathew Marvin aforesaid my now dwelling house with half my orchyard and home Lot the same to Lye Lengthwise as it now Lyeth, next to his fathers dwelling lot partly and partly to the Town Land to have, hold, possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever after my decease and the decease of my beloved wife aforesaid provided always my will is that my said Grand childe and his heirs Successively doe at all times allowe and aknowledg free egress and regress unto my sonn Samuel Smith and his heirs to and from the barn (which is in the Lot aforesaid) with Carts or any other way without any hinderence Let or Molestation.
But yf my said Grand child or his heirs at any time shall refuse or deny the aforesaid liberty unto Samll Smith or his heirs then my Will is that the said Samll Smith shall have the whole barn yard to him and his heirs forever.
Moreover I doe give Will and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin one peece of Meadowe Lying and being between his fathers Meadowe and the Meadowe of Samll Campfield at a place or near a place commonly called fruitful Spring; and futher I doe give and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin my Stony Hill Lot of upland as it now lyeth and is bounded, all which the premises to the said Mathew Marvin my Grand son my will is it shall be to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my sonn John Bowton and to my daughter Abigal his wife one parcel of Meadowe of mine which is adjoining to the meadowe of the said John Bowton Lying at Sagatuck brooke.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my Grand childe Richard Bushnell the sum of Ten pounds.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto Francis Bushnell of Norwalk aforesaid four Acres of Land which is granted me for a house Lot near Standford path together with Ten pounds Comonage to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto the Reverent Mr Thomas Handford Pastor of the Church of Norwok the sum of five pounds. Moreover my will is that after my due debts and Legasies together with funeral rights be discharged, what estate, Lands, Chatles, goods whatsoever shall remaine after mine and my wives deceass (to whom as aforesaid I give and bequeath the use of my whole estate during her Natural Life) I say it is my will that all such estate (which is not disposed of by will or deed fo gift under my hand and seal:) shall be equally devided amongst my four daughters (vis) Mary Adgate of Norwich, Hanna Semer (abating her Twelve pounds for a pair of oxen already payd) Abigal Bowton of Norwocke and Rebecca Clarke of farmington this ddistrebution my will is shall be made by the discreation of my Executors & Overseers: By whom my Will and desire is all Contoversies amongst my Children (yf any shall arise) about this my Will shall be decided. And further it is my Will and desire that my Children rest satisfyed in (their) decission. Futhermore my Will and desire is and I doe hereby make, appoint and ordain after mine and my wives deceass my sonn John Bowton and John Platt the executors of this my Last Will & Testament; I also doe request and desire the Reverend Mr Thos. Handford and Leiut. Richard Olmsteed to be overseers of this my Last Will and Testament; And my will and desire is that the said executors and overseers of this my Last Will and Testament be payd out of my estate to each man Three pounds (that is to say) the sum of Twelve pounds in all for their care and pains they shall be at in ye behalf of the servises.
And that this is my true intent and meaning in this my last Will and Testamnet: for the True and full Confirmation of this my Last Will and Testament as my own Act and ded I have hereunto set my hand & seale this six and Twentyeth day of decembr Anno Domenij 1678.
Signed and sealed in the presence
of us -
Thomas Handford the Marke of
James Cornish Mathew (X) Marvin Senier
Christo : Cumstocke.
He died at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was buried at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Inventory of Matthew Marvin was taken on 12 July 1680.