- Born: 11 Apr 1602, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England
- Christened: 11 Apr 1602, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England
- Married (1): 14 Apr 1624, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England
- Married (2): 29 May 1645, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
- Died: 13 Nov 1666, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
- Buried: 14 Nov 1666, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Ancestral File Number: 9J3R-12.
The Mary and John The Story of the Founding of Dorchester Massachusetts 1630, Maude Pinney Kuhns, Charles E Tuttle Co, Rutland VT, 1943, (CT Historical Society) p37:
"...Mathew Grant was born in England 27 Oct 1601 and died in Windsor CT 16 Dec 1681. Hewas made a freeman at Dorchester MA 18 May 1631.
"He was a carpenter by trade, and was the first, and for many years, the principal surveyor of his section. He held the office of Deacon of the First Church for a number of years; was town clerk from 1652 until 1677; was select- man for several years and held other important offices. In 1654 he compiled a 'Book or Records of Town Ways in Windsor.' He was also the compiler of the 'Old Church Records,' which has furnished the basisfor the history of most of the families of ancient Windsor.
"He married first 16 Nov 1625 Priscilla Grey (1602-27 Apr 1644); married second 29 May 1645 Susanna (Capen) Rockwell (5 Apr 1602-14 Nov 1666), widow of William Rockwell, and daughter of Bernard Capen.
"Children: 1. Priscilla, b 14 Sep 1626, m 1647 Michael Humphrey.
2. Mathew, d 1639..."
Genealogies of Connecticut Families, From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol II Geer-Owen,Gary B Roberts, Genealogical Publishing Co, pp 77-81 Matthew Grant:
"Born Tuesday, 27 Oct 1601. Mar 16 Nov 1625 to Priscilla Died 27 Apr 1644. Rem 29 May 1645 to Susannah Wid William Rockwell in Windsor. Died 16 Dec 1681, having for fouryears preceding resided with this son John...
"Children by Mr Rockwell are given in Dr Stiles's Supplement p69 "Matthew Grant, Recorder".
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8JQR-6T, 9J3R-12 Susannah CAPEN, NZ6N-NH Susanna CAPEN, MGQV-RF Susannah CAPEN ROCKWELL.
Susanna married William ROCKWELL on 14 Apr 1624 in Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England. (William ROCKWELL was born on 6 Feb 1590/91 in Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England, christened on 6 Feb 1590/91 in Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England, died on 15 May 1640 in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and was buried on 15 May 1640 in Old Cemetery, Sunsetting, Windsor, Hartford Connecticut, USA.)
Susanna also married Matthew GRANT, Sr, son of John GRANT and Alice TURBERVILLE, on 29 May 1645 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Matthew GRANT, Sr was born on 27 Oct 1601 in , Devonshire, England and died on 16 Dec 1681 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)