Mary Porter

1 October 1637–16 December 1681 (Age 44)
Felsted, Essex, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Porter was born on 1 October 1637, in Felsted, Essex, England, her father, John Porter, was 43 and her mother, Anna White, was 37. She married Samuel Grant on 27 May 1658, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 December 1681, in Windsor, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 44, and was buried in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Grant
1631–1718
Mary Porter
1637–1681
Marriage: 27 May 1658
Samuel Grant Jr
1659–1710
Noah Grant I
1673–
Abigail Grant
1660–1660
Sarah Grant
1661–1705
John Grant
1664–1695
Matthew Grant
1666–1734
Josiah Grant
1668–1732
Nathaniel Grant
1672–1734
Mary Grant
1675–1711
Sarah Grant
1679–1680

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 May 1658
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (1)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 5

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Porter, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary in entry for Sara Grant, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mary in entry for Samuell Grant, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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