Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of Mrs. Luella Noyes
A man's cane made of stained wood with a smooth, nickel ferrule, ivory mushroom knob handle, and no finial. The tip is carved. The silver band bears the initials W.E.N. and the date of 1774. The initials stans for William and Eunice Noyes. A tag affixed by ribbon to the cane indicates that it belonged to William Noyes, one of the owners of the Griswold House, c. 1800. William married Eunice Marvin in April of 1756.
Judge William Noyes was born in Lyme in 1727 and died in 1807. He was the grandson of the Rev. Moses Noyes, the first minister of Lyme. He married Eunice Marvin on April 8, 1756. He served in the Third Regiment in the Campaign of 1755. He represented Lyme in the General Court in Hartford between 1761 and 1784. He was a Justice of the Peace and member of the Connecticut Convention for Ratifying the Federal Constitution.
Owner Name: Luella Armstrong Noyes
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