Phillip Galpin, son of John and Mary ( ) Galpin, born in Somersetshire, England, died 19 November 1684/5 Rye, N.Y. Juror, and founder. He married at Stratford, Ct. 1st, after June of 1646, to Elizabeth Smith, who had been a servant of Mrs. Leech. He went before the court on account of some irregularity of the marriage, a common occurence in the families of Quakers and Baptists of the early days. It is presumed that he was not in strict accord with the Puritan church. He was named as a legatee in the will of Nathaniel Draper in 1647. He married 2nd Hannah Jackson, the daughter of Henry Jackson of Fairfield, whose will in 1682 called her Hannah Galpin. Hannah married 2nd Stephen Sherwood. Phillip removed to Fairfield in 1657, and to Rye, N.Y. by 1665 and was living on Manursing Island. He was one of the petitioners for the grant at Rye known as Hastings in 1662. Most of the settlers removed in 1671 from what is now called manursing Island to the mainland, but Galpin not only wished to stay but petitioned the general court at Hartford to compel his neighbors to remain also. "He felt sorely aggrieved that his neighbors left him behind," but the court decided against him and advised Galpin to go with his neighbors and "if he remain to take care of damnifying his neighbors." Galpins cove on the west side of Bling Brook creek is named for him. He died in Rye in 1685.
His will dated 27 March 1684, and proved 19 November 1684 mentions his wife, son John and his eldest son John, and Samuel, Benjamin, Joseph, Jeremiah, Moses and daughters Sarah, and Hannah. The rest of my daughters five shillings apiece. Overseers, Thomas Lyon, Sr., and Gershom Lockwood.
Probate Record: Galpin, Philip. An indenture of Bargain and Sale of House and Lands: Philip Galpin of Bristol, Somersett Co., England, Marriner, son of John Galpin of Rey, in the County of Fairfield, Colony of Connecticut; John Galpin, with free consent of his wife Mary, for a certain sum of money to them paid by Nicholas Hoppings of Rey, in the county of Westchester, Province of New York, Marriner, by indenture bearing date 5 March 1697-8, did sell to the said Nicholas Hoppings House and Lands bounded North on County Road, S-E. on the Harbour, East on John and Joseph Horton, Jr., West on Memoroneck river, late in the possession of John Galpin and Mary his Wife, with other lands, etc. Philip Galpin came into possession of part of above premises by a Deed of Gift from John Morgan of Rey, in the County of Fairfield, Husbandman, 9 October, 1670, and Quit-Claims to said Nicholas Hoppings 29 April, 1700.
Philip (X) Galpin. Ls.
Witness: Mary Jacksone
Acknowledged 10 July, 1700, before Timothy Prout. Suffolk.
Children: By 1st wife
Stephen, was in the expedition to Albany in the war in 1690
John d. 1706, m. Mary Morgan deeded land 1738 at Budd's Neck and White Plains (N.Y.)
Samuel b. 17 July 1650 New Haven, Ct, m. 1st at Stratford, Ct. 22 March 1676/7 to Esther Thompson, dau of John, m. 2nd Elizabeth St. John, dau of Mark.
Samuel was on the grand jury empaneled in 1692 at Fairfield, Ct., to try Mercy Disborough and others for witchcraft.
Joseph b. 17 June 1652, res. of Rye, N.Y.
BENJAMIN m. Rebecca Brown settled at Woodbury, Ct.
daughter m. Richard Walter, Jr.
daughter m. Robert Travis
Children: By 2nd wife
Moses a weaver, sold land in Rye in 1738.
Daughter m. Richard Walters
Daughter m. Robert Traver
Daughter m. Steven Sherwood