Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lion Gardiner

Old Saybrook, CT

Lion Gardiner was a military engineer who was contracted by Gov. John Winthrop in 1635 to build a fort and lay out a town, which would become Old Saybrook.  He arrived in what is now Old Saybrook in March, 1636 along with his wife, Mary and began to build a palisade.  His wife gave birth to his son, David in April, the first recorded birth of an English child in Connecticut.  

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