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Anns 0/ De Forest: Argent, three crescents, sable; two in chief, one at point.
Crest — A monkey proper, holding to his mouth an apple gules. Motto — Trith.

* Justus W.** Williams, grandson of Maj. John Chester* Williams, an officer in tlie
army of Washington, and a descendant (Sth generation) of Robert' Williams, who
came from Norwicli, Norfolk Co., Eng., with his first wife, Elizabeth Slratton, was
of Roxbury, Mass., 1637.

202 Jasper Griffin of Southold, N^. V. [Oct.,

91 Georgf. Alexander^ b. June i, 1863, now in Costa Rica, Central


92 John Williams^ b. Oct. 8, 1865; d. Mav 22, 1885
Chester Ernest^ b. July 20, 1868; d. March 10, 1872.

93 Alvix Douglas*, b. September 18, 1871.


GEORGE BUTLER7 GRIFFIN (Charles Alexander' George^ George*
Lemuel^ Jasper^ Jaspei'), b. in the city of New York, Sept. 8, 1840: was
educated at the grammar school of Columbia College, and at that college
until the junior year. He became a civil engineer, and was, in 1857, in
the service of the State of New York. In 1857-8 took part, as acting
midshipman, in the U. S. Atrato survey for an inter-oceanic canal to the
southward of the Isthmus of Darien ; in 1859-60 was assistant engineer
in Mexico, in the service of the Louisiana-Tehuantepec company. After
his father's decease he studied law at the Yale Law School and the University
of Albany, where he graduated. He was admitted to the bar of New York,
before graduation, in May, 1861. Removed to Davenport, Scott Co., la.,
on his marriage, practiced law, returned to Albany, N. Y., in 1862 ; be-
came treasurer of the Watervlier Railway Co., and was, for two terms,
treasurer of the Young Men's Association of Albany. His wife's health
failing, he removed to St. Pdul, Minn.; continued to reside in Minn., la.,
and 111., and in 1866-7 was assistant engineer in charge of the U. S. Survey
for a ship-canal from Chicago to the Mississippi River. In 1867 he went
to the U. S. of Colombia, S. A., where he became Engineer-in-Chief — with
the rank of Lieut. -Colonel — in the service of that government. Resigning
that position in 1869, ^e was appointed Chief Engineer of the Buenaven-
tura RR., and succeeded in finding a practicable route from the Cauca
Valley to the Pacific Ocean. His name was given to the spur of the Cor-
dillera which his line followed. Later he wasappointed State Engineer
of the State of Antioquia, and resigned that office in order to make a visit
to the U. S. in 1874. On returning to Colombia he became a planter and
an exporter of tobacco, etc. Forced by a revolution to leave Colombia in
Dec, 1876, he came to San Francisco in Jan., 1S77, arriving with a wife
and three children and without funds. Utilizing his extensive knowledge
of Spanish- \merican history, and of the Spanish, French, and Italian
languages, he was for three years a translator and writer in the Bancroft
Library, and assisted in preparing the works of Mr. H. H. Bancroft for
the press. In July, 1880, he was summoned by telegraph to his sister, who
was seriously ill at Rome, Italy, whence he brought her home in the fall
of 1880. On his way back he met in Philadelphia, Penn.. the late James
B. Eads, C. E.. and accompanied him to Mexico as Cliief-of-Staff, and
aided in obtaining from the Mexican government a concession for the con-
struction of the inter-oceanic ship railway across the Isthmus of Tehuan-
tepec. On their return to New Orleans, in January, 188 1, Col. Griffin
was sent at the head of a corps of engineers to make a survey of the bar
of Tampico and the mouth of the Panuco River with a view to its improve-
ment by the jetty system. This work finished, he returned to California,
became division engineer in the Atlantic and Pacific RR., and made an
exhaustive examination of the passes of the Sierra Nevada, leading from
the Mojave Desert plains to the San Joaquin Valley, and located the line.



Jasper Griffin of South old, N. Y.


Col. Griffin had removed his family from San Francisco to Los Angeles,
Cal., and learning of the death of a daughter, of whose illness he had been
entirely unawares, he abandoned engineering, settled at Los Angeles, and
resumed the practice of law, the examination of land titles, and non-liti-
gated cases, an affection of the throat preventing his sjieaking for any
length of time. During the past twenty years Col. Griffin has published
in the magazines of the day articles in prose, and some poems. — among
them translations from the classics and Trom the Spanish. He has a
library of over 3,000 volumes, and a choice collection of paintinirs, and
one of the most admired gardens of Los Angeles. After serving some
time as First Vice-President, Col. Griffin was. in January, 1891, elected for
1891 President of the Historical Society of Southern California; is a
member of the Huguenot Society of America ; is a director of the East
Side Bank, Los Angeles, and of the South Riverside Coal Co.; in politics,
a Democrat ; and takes an active interest in national and local affairs.
Hem. firstly, Nov. 26, 1861, Sara Edwards, b. March 11, i84i,d. atSt.
Paul, Minn., ]March 20, 1866, youngest dau. of Judge James Edwards
and Susan Tabor of Albany, N. Y. He m. secondly, at Buga, in the
State of Cauca, Oct. 26, 1S70, Eva Guadalupe Garcia de la Plaza, b. at
Palmira, Cauca, Dec. 12, 1850, youngest dau. of Judge Manuel Maria
Garcia de la Plaza, Doctor of Civil Law, and Maria Engracia Gi de I'e-
jada. Issue by first marriage :

94 Llkwelly.v EDWARDS^ b. Sept. 5, 1862, at Davenport, La.; d. at

Albany, N. Y., July 25, 1864.

95 Edmu.nd Dorr®, b. Jan. 23, 1865, at Albany; d. at St. Paul, Minn.,

April 26, 1866.
Issue by second marriage :

96 Eva Rosa®, b. June 19, 1872, at the Villa de la Candelaria de

Medellin, Antioquia, U, S. of Colombia. Miss Griffin has
shown marked ability — even genius — as a sculptre-s and in
painting ; in 1887 this lady completed a bust of her brother,
a work which was awarded two first premiums; and has re-
cently executed a profile in relief of her father (of which we
have a photograph); and is, 1 890-1, engaged on a statue of
Junlpero Serra, founder of Californians.
[Blank,] William Jione and Frances Hayes.
14, Tytus Mellsam and Anne Saunders.

14, Henry Thompson and Alice Cresswell.

15, William Rowles and Ellyn West.

19, The : Hudday and Margaret Chower.

21, ffrancis ffowler and Alice Wepham.

26, Tho : Mince and Anne Becke,

26, William Storky and Margaret Crome.

30, Sidrach IMiller and Rebecah Langford.

Weddings at St. Mary, Whitechapcl, London.


December 162 1.
Robert Slayner and Judith Bedlowe.
John Johnson and Joane IJliforde.
Peter Lerefaict and Judith Harris.
Edward Stagweil and Klizab : Brenton.
Richard ffeewaters and Judith Harris.
Cliristoplier Lewby and Sissely Hough,
fflashey Cocney and Anne Barnett.
January 1621.
Alexander Wijhams and Elizab : White.
William Sturdy and Susan Atkins.
Anthony Roberts and Emme Cooke.
Richard Wright and Anne Styles.
John Worthington & Barberah Cole.
James Benson and Agnes Groue.

ffebruary 1621.
Edward Gresnal and Anne House.
George Allen and Margaret Swanton.
Francis Burbeck and Margaret Thornell.
William Perkes and Anne Wallis.
Nicholas Robinson and Agnes Currant.
Nicholas Armstrong and Sarah Honnywell.
Andrew Purdy and Dorithy Drackett.

March 1621.
William Leake and Awdry Cadmer.
Thomas Mulbisse & Vrsula Darling.
William Gervasse and Mary Bird.
Tho : Faulkner and Jane Samuell.
William Barker anil Joane Palmer.
Thomas Betts and Honer Knight.
Nathaniell Hutchinson and Fresam Felton.
Richard Mawson and Mary Hill,
lames Hall and Joane Maior.
]ohn Scampion and Elizabeth Ryme.
James Stonhowse and Margaret Griffin.

April 1622.
John Walters and Bathsheba Chappell.
I'hillip Bisshop and Mary Norton.
Henry Norris and Elizabeth Mynelt.
Mathew Newby and Mary Clarke.
]\iay 1622.
Richard ^lartin and Joane Katherns.
Ambrose Andrewes & Jane Asmolherlaw.
John Williams and Mary Bembrick.
George Archer and Anne Thorley.
Robart Amisse and Margaret Rutlingam.
Thomas Slebbing and Grace Michell.
John Day and Alice Robinson.
Thomas Wight and Rachell Mathewes.
Robert. Scott and Elizab ^ Haxwood.
Edward Harberd & INIargaret Norris.
Thomas Beard and Ann Keiinvnge.

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Weddings at Si. Mary, Whilechapel, London.


19, George ffiye and Anne Parnell.
19, Richard Day and E'.izabeth Vause.

21, John Bernard and Joane IMaitin.
26, Charles Mullam and joane Skerrett.
30, John Simmons and Mary Busby.

June 1622.

2, William Bird and Thomazin Goodfellow.
8, Nathaniel! Russell & Joane Allforde.

17, Edward Landsdell and Joane Browne.
23, Robert Nichollson & Dorithy Ga e.

23, Thomas Smith & Mary Moysies.

24, Edward Vnatt & Dorithy Bowyer.

26, Edward Powell k Margaret Price.

29, Thomas Damarill and Elizab : Taylor.
.29, Abraham Payne & Hester Seabery.

30, Henry Skerratt and Susan Greenloe.

July 1622.
8, Timothy Flyc & Mary Pur'chas.
16, Stephen Payne & Susan Bett.

22, William Chappell & EUyn Linsey.

23, George Shaw and Margaret Tutty.

25, John Langton & Abigail IWoorsley.

August 1622.
5, William Clefford and Marcy Stapleton.
8, Procter Gervasse and Anne Taylor.

1 1, 01 liver ffletcher & Agnes Spicer.

12, William Gardner &. Sarah Cockin.

13, Samuell Cooke & Joyce Pinnox.
16, Lawrence Staples & Ruth Roberts.

22, John Mercer and Elizabeth Moone.

26, Gabriell Throgman & Elizab : Balandier.

27, Thomas Allen it Mary Latner.

27, John Gaye and Joane Carter.

28, Robert Ferres and Jone Stanton.

September 1622.

3, William Croft and Judith CoUman.

23, Roger Connington & Grace Rayner.

24, John Tvrner and Elizab : Lilleton.
26, Nicholas Marvin and Susan Harte.
30, Abraham Ellinge and Mary Waterton.
30, William Barret and Agnes Goldringe.

Octol)er 1622.
3, Thomas Knight & Honor Guyle. '

8, Henry Roe and Sarah Walton.
8, Hugh Gelly and Mary Kyte.
10, Sampson Colethorpe & Jkidget Ball.

18, James Pannier tt Margaret Price.
18, nVancis Browne & Frances Watson.

20, John Grymes-ct Margaret Willett.

21, Phillip Baylcy & Elizab : Adisson.

23, Roger Coiterman and Emery Nicholls.
26, William Brittaine and Christian Nash,

1 89 1.] Noles and Queries. 207

27, Nicholas Kniglit and Katherin Paine.

28, Clement Kellat and Elizab : Browne.

November 1622.
3, Thomas Lacy and Frances Morris.

11, Henry Webber and Joane Osbourne.

12, Daniell Smith and Dorilhy Kdniitt.
14, John Kempe and Kalheren Wij^nall.

17, William Brackson and Awdrey Score.

18, George Apleby and Alice Wood.

21, Humfrey Howland and Margaret Calvert.

( To l>e continued.)


We have (lie pleasure of presenting to our readers, as the leadintj .irlicle, a ])art
of the first chai)ter of the forthcoming Mkmoriai, JIisroRY OF New York, of whicii
deneral Wilson is the editor, and of wliicli mention was made in the July Rkcord.
This chapter was written by tlie Rev. Dr. 15. K. Da Costa. It is not given com-
pletely or continuously in the Recoro, but it has been abbreviated by omissions in
various places, made in such a way as to give a clear and interesting narrative, and a
general idea of the character of the book. We are indebted to the thoughtfulness of
General Wil.-^on and, the courtesy of the New York History Company for the use
of their proof-sheets and illustrations. The tlrst volume of the work will be ready
by the end of the present month of October.

The readers of the RECORt> will remember pei using with pleasure and profit an
admirable address by our esteemed president, General Wilson, upon lUsHOi' 1'ro-
voosT, in the Record for January, 18S7. 1 he Rev. Isaac Smitiison Hartley,
D.D., appears, likewise, to have read that paper, doubtless with uleasure, but be-
yond all question with profit. We beg leave to refer our readers to an article by
this reverend gentleman u|ion the same subject, UiSHOP Provoost, in tlie August
Magazine oi- American History, which we commend to them as a literary curi-
osity. It is pretty clear that the reverend gentleman has walked into alrnp, of liie
existence of which both author and editor were unaware, until it caught itii-^ cleiical
poacher. The fact is, that General Wilson's paper is strictly original, in which char-
acter it by no means resembles the production of this reverend doctor. General Wil-
son took the greatest pains with his paper. It \^a5 founded upon original records
and original oral information from the bislioji's descendants and many other sources,
and it contains a great deal that was unknown and unpublished until General Wilson
brought it to light, and that, of course, cannot by any possibility !)e found anywhere
else than in his admirable monograph. This is the iraji, unconsciously laid, inio
which the reverend gentleman has w.alked. This unicjue information, or so much of
it as took his fancy, reappears in his paper, usually under some transformation, but
proclaiming plainly enough whence it came. We have nothing to say to the reverend
gentleman ; but we will add a word of advice to literary freebooters, viz., if ihey
steal, to steal intelligently, lest they be fourfd out ; but as this advice may appeni to
some minds to be hardly moral, perhaps it might be better not to steal at all. It is
unnecessary, for honest authors are not likely to object to an honest vise of liicii- \\ Til-
ings, providing an honest acknowledgment be made.

Who were the wives of Caleb ,\bell ; Rev. Stephen liLUciiciuer, of ixnn.
1637; Thomas Bliss, .Sr.; John Boradell, of Cork, Ireland, 1625 ; Daniel IJrown, of
Ipswich, 1620; Humphrey Brown, of Ipswich, 1730; Edward Dillingham, of Saii

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