Note: On Apr. 15, 1635, there appeared at London, with the purpose of finding transportation to New England, Samuel Ireland, a carpenter aged 32, his wife Marie, aged 30, and a daughter aged one and one-half. After taking an oath of allegiance to the King, and having been made comformable to the government and to the Church of England, whereof they brought testimony in a certificate from the Justice and ministers where their abode had lately been, they embarqued in the "Increase," of which Robert Lea was the master. In due time they reached their destination, and established a new home at Wethersfield, Conn. Here Samuel Ireland d., May 20, 1639, leaving an estate appraised by the Probate Court at Seventy Pounds. The widow Ireland m., previous to Mar. 5, 1645, Robert Burrows, and on that date the Court apportioned one-third of the Ireland estate to Mrs. Burrows, "the other two parts to be for the Ireland children." In 1651, Robert Burrows obtained a large grant of land on the west bank of Mystic River, at the present town of Groton, and there his family made their home. In making this move, Mr. Burrows made his new estate chargeable with the shares in their father's estate of his Ireland step-children, who were yet minors.
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