George Darling, #8 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653” List

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Published: 15 Dec 2014
Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Surname Variations: Darling, Darlin, Darline, Darland, Darlain

First Generation in the New World

1. GEORGE¹ DARLING, was presumably born in Scotland about 1620 and died at Salem, Massachusetts after 12 April 1693. He married at Salem, Massachusetts on 31 March 1657, KATHERINE GRIDLEY. See: Torrey’s below

Biographical Notes:
George Darling was a friend of Ingrum Moodie (Ingraham Moody), George’s widow and Ingrum are in probate documents together.

Children of George and Katherine (Gridley) Darling: (Ten Children)
2. THOMAS DARLING, (Need proof. A Thomas Darling in Salem at right time)
2. GEORGE DARLING, (Need proof. A George in Salem, too.)
2. JOSEPH DARLING, b. at Lynn, Massachusetts in March 1667 See: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Lynn Births, page 127.
2. JOHN DARLING, (named in will)
2. DANIEL DARLING, (named in will)
2. HANNAH DARLING, (named in will)
2. SARAH DARLING, (named in will)
2. MARGARET (Margrott) DARLING, (named in will)
2. BENJAMIN DARLING, b. at Salem in 1672; d. 1709; m. at Lynn, Int. 29 Oct 1698, MARY RICHARDS. (named in will) See: Torrey’s below

Second Generation

2. THOMAS DARLING, (Need proof. A Thomas Darling in Salem at right time)

2. GEORGE DARLING, (Need proof. A George in Salem, too.)

2. JOSEPH DARLING, b. at Lynn, Massachusetts in March 1667 See: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Lynn Births, page 127.

2. JOHN DARLING, (named in will)

2. DANIEL DARLING, (named in will)

2. HANNAH DARLING, (named in will)

2. SARAH DARLING, (named in will)

2. MARGARET (Margrott) DARLING, (named in will)

2. BENJAMIN² DARLING, (George¹), was born at Salem in 1672 and died in 1709. He married at Lynn after the date of intention 29 Oct 1698, MARY RICHARDS, the daughter of JOHN AND MARY (BREWER) RICHARDS. She married, second, in Plympton on 16 Nov 1715, JONATHAN SHAW. (NEH&G Register, Oct. 1997, page 420, “John Shaw of Plymouth Colony”.)

SOURCES AND NOTES:
“Major Timothy Darling (born March 31, 1731 in Lynn MA) descendant of George Darling SPOW (Unity), fought at Lexington and Bunker Hill. Supposedly George Washington sent him to spy on the British in and around Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. Major Timothy was captured and hanged at Mount Independence.”

Opt. Darling Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 (5) 2

Deposition by approx. 60 year old George Darling in 1677.

Deposition by approx. 60 year old George Darling in 1677.

“George Darling was born in about 1620 in Scotland. He was a prisoner of war of the battle of Dunbar in 1650. He was sent to Massachusetts as an indentured servant. He married Katherine in about 1656 and they had ten children. George died in 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.” From, Martin, Lou Ella Johnson and William Albert Martin. George Darling of Lynn and Marblehead and Some of His Descendants, 1650-1920 (Massachusetts: Creative Continuum, 2001)

Hill, Aaron J.. “George Darling at the Battle of Dunbar” (“Aaron Hill’s Notebook,” Blog at WordPress)

American Ancestors Online: www.americanancestors.org: “Will of George Darling dated 12 Apr 1693, Case #7168, in Salem, Massachusetts.”

2 Responses to George Darling, #8 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653” List

  1. Norma Wilcox Barnes says:

    I am a descendant of George Darling through his son John Darling and then John Flanders Darling born of Naomi Flanders, and then Lt. John Darling born of Mary Page.

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