Lydia/2 Redfin

F, #85415, (1636 - )
Father*William/1 Redfin1 b. s 1600, d. 1662
Mother*Rebecca (–?–)2 b. s 1605
Last Edited:11 Sep 2016

Children with Thomas Bailey:

  • Mary Bailey6 b. 15 Feb 1656
  • Thomas Bailey7 b. 5 Mar 1658
  • John Bailey+8 b. Apr 1661, d. 28 Sep 1734
  • William Bailey9 b. 27 Apr 1664
  • James Bailey10 b. 26 Sep 1666

Child with William Thorn:

  • Alexander Thorn5 b. 8 May 1677
Lydia/2 Redfin married (1), 20 Jan 1656 at New London, Connecticut, Thomas Bailey.1 The births of 5 children were subsequently recorded in town records. He was slain by the Indians at Bloody Brook, 18 Sep 1675, during Philip's War.3 She married (2), 26 Jul 1676 at N.L., William Thorn, a native of Dorsetshire4, with whom she had a son.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Thomas Bailey/Lydda Redfin m.
  2. [S2195] John Howard Redfield and W.C. Redfield, Redfield Family, 6.
  3. [S2195] John Howard Redfield and W.C. Redfield, Redfield Family, 7.
  4. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, wid. Lydia Baylay/William Thorn m.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Alexander Thorn b.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Mary Bailey b.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Thomas Bailey b.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, John Bailey b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, William Bailey b.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, James Bailey b.

Thomas Bailey

M, #85416, (say 1630 - 18 September 1675)
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:25 Jul 2017

Children with Lydia/2 Redfin:

  • Mary Bailey7 b. 15 Feb 1656
  • Thomas Bailey8 b. 5 Mar 1658
  • John Bailey+9 b. Apr 1661, d. 28 Sep 1734
  • William Bailey10 b. 27 Apr 1664
  • James Bailey11 b. 26 Sep 1666
Findagrave.com, "Bloody Brook Mass Grave" (unnumbered) memorial. Photo by P. Welch.
Courtesy P. Welch FAG as "Bloody Brook Mass Grave," no memorial number
Thomas Bailey married, 20 Jan 1656 at New London, Connecticut, Lydia/2 Redfin, daughter of William/1 Redfin and Rebecca (–?–), (cf. footnote 1).12 The births of 5 children were subsequently recorded in town records. A soldier under Captain Lothrop in Philip's War, he was slain by the Indians at Bloody Brook, near Deerfield, Massachusetts, 18 Sep 1675.3 The dead Englishmen were buried in a mass grave in what is today South Deerfield Village.4 His widow married (2), 26 Jul 1676 at N.L., William Thorn5, with whom she had further issue.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. While the original town record of marriage at New London reads "Lyddia, the daughter of James Redfin," Redfield Family in the United States argues (supported by Caulkins, Hist New London) that this is a clerical error, based on deed evidence as to how the lands of Lydia and her husband lay in relation to those of her father, and makes clear that William was her father. Later references to James refer to William/1's son James/2, Lydia's brother.
  2. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Thomas Bailey/Lydda Redfin m.
  3. [S2195] John Howard Redfield and W.C. Redfield, Redfield Family, 7.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, "Bloody Brooks Mass Grave" memorial page.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, wid. Lydia Baylay/William Thorn m.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Alexander Thorn b.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Mary Bailey b.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Thomas Bailey b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, John Bailey b.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, William Bailey b.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New London VR, James Bailey b.

William/1 Redfin

M, #85417, (say 1600 - 1662)
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Child with Rebecca (–?–):

William/1 Redfin, who had wife Rebecca (–?–)1, first appears in New England in 1639, when he occupied a house and four acres of land on the south side of Charles River near Nonantum Hill, now one of the 13 villages that constitute the city of Newton, about six miles west of Boston.2 There, 29 May 1654, Jonathan Brewster (son of Elder William Brewster of Plymouth) conveyed to him "ten acres of arable land lying at Munhegan [Brewster's Neck, within the present town of Ledyard, seven miles north of New London], of the plane of said Brewster's land and of the north side thereof, &c., with the ground whereon the said Redfin hath built a house, with a small garden thereto belonging, already fenced in."3
     "His death took place about April or May, 1662, and was probably not unexpected, for in March of that year he had conveyed his house to Thomas Roach, who had married his daughter Rebecca, and on the 1st of April he had provided for his son by apprenticing him in the trade of tanner."1
     The family name later became Redfield.2

Local Notes:

PropertySep 1646… in Sept., 1646, he sold his place to Edward Jackson. Henceforth his name disappears from Massachusetts.3
PropertyApr 1657In April, 1657, William Redfin bought of Richard Houghton a parcel of land, containing four acres, more or less, with a stone house upon it. This was situated on the western side of the river, north of the present city of New London, west of the present road between New London and Norwich.To this purchase the town added a grant of six acres in the rear, and he probably removed to this new location, which was contiguous to the residence of his sin-in-law.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S2195] John Howard Redfield and W.C. Redfield, Redfield Family, 6.
  2. [S2195] John Howard Redfield and W.C. Redfield, Redfield Family, 5.
  3. [S2195] John Howard Redfield and W.C. Redfield, Redfield Family, 5-6.
  4. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, New London VR, Thomas Bailey/Lydda Redfin m.