Husband: William Tryon (1 2)
Born: 1645 in Bibury, Gloucestershire, England
Married: about 1670 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Died: Oct 1711 in Hartford County, Conn
Father: William Tryon
Mother: Rebecca
Wife: Mary Steele (3)
Born: 05 Dec 1652 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
Died: about 1688
Father: Samuel Steele
Mother: Mary Boosey
01 (M): Ziba Tryon (4 5 6 7)
Born: 1684 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Died: 26 Dec 1753 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut (8 9)
Spouses: Dorothy Baldwin
Additional Information

William Tryon:


Notes from WikiTree

"The Tryon Family In America, Second Edition 1980 by Wesley Tryon: (accessed @ - retrieved 22-9-2015) reports that William Tryon son of William Tryon of Bibury came to the Americas with or about the same time as his brother Edward. Edward had no male issue, and William is regarded as the patriarch to the Tryon lineage in America.

According to The Tryon Family in America (henceforth TFA), William was married and had two children before coming to America. He married three times.

NOTE: The first wife's identity is not known. She is not reflected in the record here. Further (see Controversy, below) - it is argued William was not married before coming to America, and his first wife is misidentified as Mary Steele.

Tryon Family in America Ch 30

"William Tryon, youngest son of William of Bibury and his wife Rebecca, was born in England in the year 1645. That he was the father of the two nephews of Thomas seems evident from the fact that he did not give any of his six American sons the names of William or Rowland, and both of these names appear among his grandsons, and that he did name one of his sons Thomas, presumably after his brother Thomas, the author. The most reasonable assumption is that he married quite young in England, that his wife died there, and that he left his two young sons in the care of their uncle Thomas, and came to America. We have found nothing to indicate that either William or Rowland ever came to this country. In fact, Rowland became a wealthy West Indies merchant, and purchased Frognal in Chiselhurst."

Tryon Family in America Ch 31

"William named his two oldest sons in America Joseph and David, and James Steele and Sarah (Steele) Boardman also named sons Joseph and David, although neither of these were Steele or Boardman names. Later, Ziba, son of William, named his eldest son James, which was not a Tryon name. And when William died in 1711 in his 66th year, administration of his estate was granted to James Steele, son of Samuel, 'by request of the children of William Tryon,' thus indicating that he was a near relative."

"After the birth of his first eight children in America by Mary Steele, and after her death, William married third, in about 1688, a young widow named Sarah Saint (Robinson) Lattimer, daughter of Thomas Robinson and Mary (Welds) Robinson, and widow of Bezaleel Lattimer. There are several ways of spelling Robinson: Robbinsson, Robbards, Robbins. Correspondence with L. B. Atwood of Quitman, Ga., and Illa Atwood, of Corvallis, Oregon, in 1960 and 1961, disclosed that when William married the widow at Windsor, Conn., she was the mother of two small children. She was born at Wethersfield in 1646, and at the age of 15, married her first cousin, Begaleel or Bezaleel Lattimer, son of John Lattimer. The wives of Thomas Robinson and John Lattimer were sisters, making Bezaleel and Sarah Saint first cousins. They were the parents of a boy Jonathan and a girl called Bathsheeba, the girl being only three months old at the time of her father's death. Bezaleel was born at Wethersfield July 26, 1657, and married Sarah Saint on Aug. 18, 1661. William died at Wethersfield on Oct. 2, 1711, aged 66 years, and Sarah Saint died there on Dec. 7, 1711, aged 65 years. Their one son was Abiel.

"Stile's History of Wethersfield gives the family of William and Sarah Saint as follows: 'Joseph, David, Abel, Ziba or Zybah, Rachel, Thomas, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mabel, and Abiel, in addition to Saint's two, Jonathan and Bathsheeba,' making a total of twelve children. We find no mention in any other place of Rachel. From the same book, page 717, we find this court record: 'William Tryon, Inv. (llbs. ) 209-08-08, taked (no date) by Joshua Robbins, Sen., Joseph Belden, Thomas Wells.--Ct. Rec. 7 January 1711-12. Adms. gr. to Capt. James Steele. Joseph and David Tryon now exhibit invtr.--the children of William Tryon chose Capt. James Steele for that office and trust 7 April, 1713. James Steele no exhibit account of his adm.--allowed order to distribute to Joseph Tryon, to David, to Thomas, to Abell, to Zybah, to Abial, to Sarah Gillitt, eldest dau., to Elizabeth Hill, to Mabel Tryon, 4 Aug. 1712. Abial Tryon, 17 years of age, chose Abraham Kilbourn to be his guardian.'

"The two children of Bezaleel Lattimer and Sarah Saint (Robinson) Lattimer were: Jonathan Lattimer, born Wethersfield, Conn., Sept. 24, 1681, and Bathsheeba Lattimer, born Wethersfield, Feb. --, 1688. These two children were half brother and half sister to Abiel, but no blood relation to the eight children of William and Mary, although they were all raised in the same household."


The Tryon Family In America Second Edition 1980 by Wesley Tryon: Online edition at

Harris, Gaile Ion (2009) "William Tryon of Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut" in The American Genealogist, Vol 83, No. 2 (July), pp. 81– 100.


The Harris article above challenges many points in the early history of the Tryon Family in America - in particular these three:

a) Origin of William Tryon -- uncertain as to his origin in Bibury.

b) Challenges the story of a marriage in England and leaving two children there with his brother.

c) Surname of Mary his first wife in Connecticut - i.e. as Loveland rather than Steele."

  1. Raven, Alice (contact) <>, Raven Genealogy and Family History.

    William Tryon
    Born about 1645 in Bibury, Gloucestershire, England [uncertain]
    Son of William Tryon and Rebecca (Unknown) Tryon
    Brother of Rebecca Tryon, Barbara Tryon [half], Cathalina Tryon, Thomas Tryon, Edward Trian and Jacob Tryon
    Husband of Sarah (Robinson) Tryon — married 1688 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Joseph Tryon, David Tryon, Sarah (Tryon) Gillett, Thomas Tryon, Abel Tryon, Ziba Tryon, Elizabeth Tryon, Mabel Tryon and Abiel Tryon
    Died 2 Oct 1711 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America

  3. Raven, Alice (contact) <>, Raven Genealogy and Family History.
  4. Barbour, Lucius Barnes - compiler, "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Groton" (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland (974.6 CT/Vitals SCGS) ).

    [Vital records of Wethersfield, CT]

  5. Randall, William <>, Randall.
  6. Raven, Alice (contact) <>, Raven Genealogy and Family History.

    Ziba Tryon (1684 - 1753)

    Ziba Tryon
    Born 1684 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of William Tryon and [mother unknown]
    Brother of Joseph Tryon, David Tryon, Sarah (Tryon) Gillett, Thomas Tryon, Abel Tryon, Elizabeth Tryon, Mabel Tryon and Abiel Tryon [half]
    Husband of Dorothy (Baldwin) Tryon — married 2 Sep 1708 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticutmap
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of James Tryon, Rowland Tryon, Dorothy Tryon, Oliver Tryon, Abigail (Tryon) Ferris and Samuel Tryon
    Died 26 Dec 1753 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, British Colonial America

  8. Raven, Alice (contact) <>, Raven Genealogy and Family History.
  9. Rootsweb (, Archiver>TRYON>1997-03>0858402308.

    Ziba TRYON, b. 1684, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, d. 26 Dec 1753, New
    Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
    + Dorothy BALDWIN of Guilford, New Haven, CT, m. 2 Sep 1708, Weth.
    =2E. C4 Oliver TRYON, b. 15 Dec 1715, Weth., m. 1754 (transposition?)
    =2E.. + Deborah MUDGE, b. 1726, Hebron, Tolland, CT
    =2E. C5 Abigail TRYON, b. ca. 1717, m. 15 Mar 1738, New Milford,
    Litchfield, CT
    =2E.. + John FERRIS. They were married in a Quaker ceremony before 27
    witnesses at Joseph FERRIS. Source: Wethersfield Collection; New Milford

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