2344. Geoffrey TODD
BIRTH: Also shown as Born , Houghton Le Spring, Durham, England.
2345. Margaret TODD
Also shown as Died Aft 1637/1638
2346. Rev. John GORSUCH
Source: Thomas Bryan Kershner, http://www.tomkershner.com/Genealogy/tbk/aqwn15.htm
Name Prefix: Rev.
John Gorsuch became Rector of Walkern (Walkhorne) Parish (in Hertford Parish), Hertfordshire, England July 28, 1632, his father having purchased this rectory for him. As one of the zealous and aggressive Royalists, perfidious charges were laid against him, and he was evicted from Walkern in1642. He is said to have been smothered in a haymow, about 1647, while attempting to evade his pursuers, but there is no actual proof as to just how he came to die.
Following his death, the widow and at least seven of her children came to Lancaster County, Virginia about 1650. (Records show 1652)
He received his Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Cambridge University and became the Rector of Walkern.
Additional Note: Rev John Gorsuch was an Anglican Priest who spoke loudly in favor of King Charles I. His exact cause of death is shrouded in mystery but an Anglican Book of Martyrs lists him as having been killed by the Cromwell forces.
Rev. John Gorsuch made a will in 1638 leaving much lands, money, rentals, etc. A beautiful tomb bearing Gorsuch Coat of Arms stands the in cemetery where John is buried.
John Gorsuch Rev. died about 1648. He was buried on 24 May 1648 in Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England. He was married to Ann LOVELACE in 1628.
Ann LOVELACE was born before 1611 in probably Kent Co. England. She died before Jun 1652 in Virginia.
i. Lovelace Gorsuch signed a will on 1 Jan 1702. He died about 1703 He had an estate probated on 3 Mar 1703 in Dorchester Co. MD.
ii. Frances Gorsuch
iii. DanielGorsuch was born in 1628 in England. He died in England.
iv. John Gorsuch was born about 1630 in England.
v. William Gorsuch died about 1698 in England. He was born BET 1630/1631 in England where he was buried.
vi. Katharine Gorsuch was born in 1633 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England. She was baptized on 26 Nov 1633 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England.
vii. Robert Gorsuch was born in 1635 in England. He was baptized on 19 Nov 1635 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England. He died in 1720 in Maryland.
viii. Richard Gorsuch was born in 1637 in England. He was baptized on 19 Apr 1637 in Walkern, Hertfordshire. England. He died before 2 Apr 1677 in Talbot Co. MD.
ix. Anne Gorsuch was born in 1638. She was baptized on 13 Mar 1638 in Walkern, Hertfordshire. England.
x. Elizabeth Gorsuch was born about 1641 in Walkern Parish, Hertfordshire, England. She was baptized on 13May 1641 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England.
xi. Charles Gorsuch.
Doctor of Divinity from Cambridge University. Rector of St. Mary's Church at Walkern. A zealous Royalist who supported King Charles I, and was evicted from Walkern in 1642. Shortly thereafter he was killed in the Parliamentary Wars. His wife, Anne Lovelace Gorsuch, immigrated to America with her 7 children and she died in Virginia in 1657.
Rev. John Gorsuch (b. 1609, d. May 24, 1649)
John Gorsuch (son of Daniel Gorsuch) was born 1609 in Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, and died May 24, 1649 in Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.He married Anne Barne Lovelace on 1628 in St. Margaret's, Bethersdon, Kent, daughter of William Lovelace III.
Notes for John Gorsuch:
From "In Search of Footprints" by THooker974@aot.com: The family lived within the square mile of the city of London, near Old St. Paul's and possibly at Bhisopgate. Daniel became known as "Late Alderman's Deputy of Bishopgate". In 1622 and 1633, he held the office of Warden of the Mercer's Company. the three children almost certainly received their early schooling at home, although John likely went on to attend grammar school at either St. Paul's or the Mercer Co., each within a half mile of heir home. On June 18, 1617, young John was admitted as a Fellow Commoner at Pembroke College, Cambridge. The term "Fellow Commoner" refers to a gentleman or nobleman in residence for a period of time, but not following any particular course of study. John graduated from pembroke in 1620 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Although John Gorsuch was admitted to his father's guild in 1622, he elected to continue his studies rather than to follow in his father's footsteps. in 1624 John received his Master of Arts degree at Pembroke and entered the Church. At Cambridge John was probably greatly influeneced by King Charles I's desire to bring religious practices under control, to conduct services strictly according to the Book of Common Prayer with the use of plate, vestments and organ music.
About this time, Daniel invested in real estate in Walkern, a Hertfordshire village between London and Cambridge, almost five miles northeast of Stevenge, England. One of the properties Daniel acquired at Walkern was St. Mary's, the local parish church that dates from the Saxon era of 950-1,000 A.D. In this time of change during the early 1600's, it was fairly common for wealthy individuals and corporations to invest in a church and the income thus derived from local tithing. Because the old parsonage was some distance from St. Mary's, Daniel built a new one that stands today in much the same configuration. The three floor structure was one of the first all brick houses built in England. Daniel knew the rector would take good care of teh facility.
During the 1630s and after John was appointed rector at St. Mary's, Daniel repaired and improved the church, building a burial monument for himself and his wife into the south wall of teh chancel and adding a communion table behiind the rails under a new east window.
Daniel was buried here on October 8, 1639. Hanging near the monument is the Gorsuch Coat of Arms that originally belonged to Daniel's uncle, Robert Hillson. Letter patents granted in 1577 allow the Hillson arms to be used by Gorsuch descendants.
in a will dated October 6, 1638, Daniel left property in London to his wife and son. A sum of 500 pounds was left to his daughter Katherine, and his grandchildren were left property in Weston, a village less than a mile from Walkern. Friends and relatives including cousin Edward Gorsuch of Lancashire, were left legacies of various kind.
Daniel's wife, Alice was still living at Weston in 1647. Alice died at Weston parish, Hertfordshire, in January 1663. Her will proved at Prerogative Court of Canterbury on Feb. 3, 1663, leaves sums of money to her grandchildren. Her property was left to grandson, Daniel Gorsuch, who also was named executor.
Their son, John's, marriage to Anne Lovelace about 1628 probably took place at St. Margaret's near Anne's home at Bethersdon, Kent. Anne came from an old, distinguished family that has been traced through numerous generations. Lovelace ancestors reportedly include King Edward I of England and his opponent Robert the Bruce.
Footnotes on Daniel Gorsuch and Alice Hall Family:
1.Michael Overman. "A Gorsuch Pedigree" (Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, 1982), S. Esme Overman, "Gorsuch-Parish Priest" (1982)
2.Filing Case A at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore includes "the Gorsuch Notebook" by Robert Barnes. Barnes cites The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol 28, page 186.
3.Charles E. Moylan, Jr., Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Summer 1997, Vol. 38, number 3, page 332.
4. J. Hall Pleasants, "The Gorsuch and Lovelance Families," the Virginai Magazine of History and Biography, vol XXIV (Richmond, VA, 1916) page 85
He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Cambridge University and became the Rector of Walkern, Hertshire, England in 1632.
Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families pp. 134-135
The Rev. John Gorsuch appears to have been an aggressive Royalist. In Walker's SUFFERING OF THE CLERGY, 1714, there is an account of the charges filed against John Gorsuch, D.D., Rector of Walkern, by the Parliamentary Party. The author, Walker, lists several charges which he characterized as typical of the trumped up charges against hundreds of inoffensive clergymen who were persecuted and deprived of their livings.
Cause of death - killed by rebels under Col. Fairclough. during the Parliamentary wars
1. Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonial Colonists by David FarisPublication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore MD 1996 Media Book1st edition page 289-291 - Lovelace
2. 52069.gel media other test date of import 10-16-2000
My great grandmother was a Gorsuch. There is a story that Gorsuch Street in Baltimore was named for the Gorsuch family. Supposedly, Rev. John died in a haystack at the business end of a pitchfork, so it would seem that the Lovelaces were the more illustrious branch. (Donna W.Martin-dmartin@CSWNET.COM)
Most of the Gorsuchs in US descended from Charles who ended up in Baltimore Co. Interesting part of this is that Gorsuch brothers all got rather significant land grants in Anne Arundel Co., MD. so some think there may be a sitanct tie in to the Calvert family, perhaps Rev. John was somehow known by the Calverts. (accordingly to Lovelace-D digest V97 issue #88)
Another Source: he was born 1600 in Bishopsgate, London, England. he died at sea. his widow, Anne, emigrated to VA.He was an aggressive Royalist. The Puritans charged him with "Drunkeness, as also Gaming, seldom appearing in the Pulpit, and observing the Orders of the Church. But that which carrieth the greatest Venom in it is that he had endeavored to hire one Jones to ride a Troop-Horse for Prince Rupert, to serve under him against the parliament, and had published a wicked libel against the Parliament, that some of the Lords who he names were Fools, Bastards and Cuckolds. And if this be not enough to make him scandalous and malignant, I know not what is."
Another source: Stephanie Gorsuch Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A note made about 1740 by the Revd. Thomas Tipping, Vicar of Ardeley in a copy of Chauncy's Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire which reads: "Dr Gorsuch was smothered in a haymow. Fairclough of Weston acting Rascall under Manchester, set a body of rebels to seize and eject Gorsuch for Smeath, Vicar of Weston. Gorsuch betook himself to ye Haymow and there lost his life. (IT: he left a very good name:IT)"
It seems possible that Gorsuch dissatisfied with thi meagre allowance lost his life about 1647 in attempting to assert his legal rights, if the story related by the Vicar of Ardley is authentic.
The Gorsuchfamily also owned land in Westo and lived there after the eviction and prior to their emigration to VA.
Another source:He was a Loyalist Anglican Clergyman, rector of Walkern, Hertfordshire, who had been killed by the Puritans in England in 1647 (VA Mag. 1916, xxiv, 83-93)
Malinda McCarty email@example.com states: Anne Lovelance m. Rev. john Gorsuch (my 10th great-grandparents) b. 1600 in Bishopsgate, London, England; died; at sea (or in England as was reported by Chancy). His widown, Anne, emigrated to VA. he was an aggressive Royalist. The puritans charged him with "Drunkeness, as also Gaming, seldom apprearing i the Pulpit, and observing the Orders of the Church. But that which carrieth the greatest Venom in it is that he had Endeavored to hime one Jones to ride a Troop-Horse for Prince Rupert, to serve under him against the Parliament, and had published a wicked libel against the Parliament, that some of the Lords who he names were Fools, Bastards and Cuckolds. And if this be not enough to make him Scandalous and Malignant, i know not what is." Rector of Walkern, hertfordshire, England. he was a graduate of Cambridge.
More About John Gorsuch:
Burial: Unknown, Walken Cemetery, Hertford, England.
Doctor of Divinity: Cambridge University.
Rector of Walkern: 1628, Hertshire, England.
More About John Gorsuch and Anne Barne Lovelace:
Marriage: 1628, St. Margaret's, Bethersdon, Kent.
Children of John Gorsuch and Anne Barne Lovelace are:
Daniel Gorsuch, b. 1629, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. Abt. 1637.
John Gorsuch, b. 1630, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. date unknown.
William Gorsuch, b. 1631, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1698, England.
Katherine Ruth Gorsuch, b. Nov 26, 1633, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. date unknown, Bethersden, Kent, England.
Robert Gorsuch, b. Nov 19, 1635, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1720, MD.
Frances Gorsuch, b. 1636, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1662.
Richard Gorsuch, b. Apr 19, 1637, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. Bef. Apr 02, 1677, Talbert Co., MD.
Anne Gorsuch, b. Mar 13, 1637/38, Walkern, Hertfordshire County, England, d. 1694, Baltimore, MD or Gloucester, VA.
Elizabeth Gorsuch, b. May 13, 1641, Walken, Hertfordshire, England, d. Aft. 1680, Baltimore, MD.
Charles Gorsuch, Sr., b. Aug 25, 1642, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. Jun 25, 1716, Baltimore Co.MD.
Lovelace Gorsuch, b. 1645, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, d. Jan 01, 1702/03, Dorchester Co., MD.
2347. Anne LOVELACE
Mentions of "Anne Gorsage, my daughter" to whom she bequeaths "my third suit of diaper which I made in the Low Countries," and also refers to "Daniell Gorsage and his wife and my son Gorsage."
2354. William ACHERSON
Database: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (PILI)
Immigrant: Acherson, Wm.
Page Number: 181
Document Type: Immigrant Record
Source: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index
NUGENT, NELL M. Cavaliers and Pioneers: A Calendar of Virginia Land Grants, 1623-1800. Vol. 1:1-6. Richmond, VA: Dietz Printing County, 1929-1931. Although vol. 6 ends with the year 1695, no other volumes were published.
2368. Richard FRISBIE
Possible father of Edward. Arived on the Jonathan in 1619 age 34 and appears in the Virginia musters in the unit of Sergeant William Barry.
RICHARD and his wife had emigrated to Virginia in 1620 and returned to London in 1625, where he is found in the registers of his home parish of St. James Clerkenwell until December 1634. He disappears from the church records after that, and it is quite possible that in 1635 he went again to America, joining the "Great Puritan Migration" of that year to New England. Going with him would have been, presumably, his wife MARGARET, his son EDWARD then aged about fourteen, and an infant daughter Jane.
Following from Peter Blood
Richard FRISBIE was born in 1591 in St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England. Nora Frisbie strongly speculates that Richard FRISBIE and Margaret EMERSON are probably parents of Edward FRISBYE. She says he was 34 in 1625. He emigrated on 27 May 1620 to Jamestown, Virginia Colony. According to Nora Frisbie, Richard came aboard the ship Jonathan with 200 other passengers, which sailed from London in February 1620. They arrived in VA, having been at sea for 14 weeks and having lost 25 passengers and 4 crew. Nora specualtes that Richard came as an endenvered servant to the Virginia Company of London. He may have had a half-share contract, by which he may have agreed to labor for them for seven years and keep hold of what he produced during that time. He resided land owned by the Virginia Company of London (tenant) in 1624 in Elizabeth City, Virginia Colony, VA. He moved between Feb 1625 and Aug 1625 to England. He returned to England at the time of a plague, which killed his daughter Ann on 7 Aug 1625. He moved in 1634 to New Haven Colony. Richard's second emigration to America occurred in 1634 with wife Margaret, son Edward and daughter Jane. Peter, age 5, was left behind in London where he became later became Constable. Richard probably left with a large number of fellow residents of Clerkenwell bound for Whethersfield. There is, however, no further Connecticut record of Richard, Margaret, or Jane. Nora speculates that they died soon after arriving in America leaving 14 year old Edward the sole survivor and founder of the Frisbie family in America. He moved in 1635 to Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony. He died after 1635 in Connecticut Colony.
He married to Margaret EMERSON on 30 Nov 1618 in London, England. Richard and his wife immigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1619 or 1620 and returned to London in 1625. Genealogists believe they probably returned to America during the "Great Puritan Migration" of 1635 aboard the ship Abigail which left London for Boston in that year carrying many settlers bound for Connecticut. There is no further mention of Richard and Margaret in any New England records but there is good reason to believe that they died either during the voyage or soon after arriving in America. It took ten weeks for the Abigail to reach America and many people aboard died of smallpox (in the previous year, the Elizabeth Dorcas lost 60 passengers to disease). Many immigrants arrived sick, without adequate protection against the cold, and died during their first New England winter. Some lived in tents and died of scurvy. Between 1628 and 1640, 20,000 immigrants arrived in America, of which 5000 arrived in 1635 alone. No systematic records were taken of those that lived or died. Children were: Mary FRISBIE, Goodman Edward FRISBYE, Ann FRISBIE, Richard FRISBIE, Zachary FRISBIE, Henry FRISBIE, Peter FRISBIE, George FRISBIE, Jane FRISBIE.
2369. Margaret EMERSON
Following from Peter Blood
Margaret EMERSON was born in 1584 in Warwickshire, England. She emigrated in 1619 to Virginia Colony. Must have visited England because she came back aboard the ship Safety in 1635. Parents: Richard EMERSON and Anne .
She married to Richard FRISBIE on 30 Nov 1618 in London, England. There is a fair amount of evidence that the parents of Edward FRISBYE were Richard FRISBIE and Margaret EMERSON. Richard and his wife immigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1619 or 1620 and returned to London in 1625. Genealogists believe they probably returned to America during the "Great Puritan Migration" of 1635 aboard the ship Abigail which left London for Boston in that year carrying many settlers bound for Connecticut. There is no further mention of Richard and Margaret in any New England records but there is good reason to believe that they died either during the voyage or soon after arriving in America. It took ten weeks for the Abigail to reach America and many people aboard died of smallpox (in the previous year, the Elizabeth Dorcas lost 60 passengers to disease). Many immigrants arrived sick, without adequate protection against the cold, and died during their first New England winter. Some lived in tents and died of scurvy. Between 1628 and 1640, 20,000 immigrants arrived in America, of which 5000 arrived in 1635 alone. No systematic records were taken of those that lived or died. Children were: Mary FRISBIE, Goodman Edward FRISBYE, Ann FRISBIE, Richard FRISBIE, Zachary FRISBIE, Henry FRISBIE, Peter FRISBIE, George FRISBIE, Jane FRISBIE.
2370. John CULPEPPER
John Culpepper, merchant, baptized at Harrietsham, Kent, 26 Oct 1606 admitted to the Middle Temple, 7 May 1621, part owner with this brother, Thomas, of the ship, Thomas and John, in the Virginia trade; in 1651 being them "beyond seas", he claimed a rent charge in England upon the forfeited estate of his first cousing, John Culpepper, Lord Culpepper, of Thoresway, then in exile; believer to be identical with the John Culpepper who was sometime Sheriff and Clerk, 1671-1674, of Northumberland County, Virginia, about 1675, his widow, Mary, petitioned the Council for an allowance from his estate.
John Culpeper, born in 1606, could be the ancestor of most American Culpeppers. This is far from proven, and recent DNA results have cast some doubt on the theory. Little is known about him for certain. Other than this John, and his brother Thomas, there are no known Culpepers with ties to Virginia, old enough to have been the father of the first Henry Culpeper of early Lower Norfolk County, VA. From the research of Fairfax Harrison (see below), we know that although John was trained as a lawyer, he took up the career of a merchant instead, and that he was involved in trade between England and the American colonies. And so hereafter, I'll refer to him as John Culpeper the Merchant.
John the Merchant may have been the John Culpeper who served for a time as the sheriff of Northampton County, VA, and who died there in 1674. It at least seems likely that he was the John who appears in records in Isle of Wight and Northampton Counties beginning in the 1640's. So it might be logical to assume that he was the John Culpeper in records there in the 1670's as well.
Some, however, think that John the Merchant (born 1606) would have been too old to have served as Clerk of Court, and Sheriff of Northampton County in the early 1670's. By that time he would have been in his mid-60's. These researchers think it more likely that these later Northampton records refer to John Culpeper, born 1633, son of John Culpeper and Katherine St. Leger, who would have been almost 40 years old in the early 1670's. This John (born 1633), is also thought to have lived in Virginia. Like John the Merchant, few surviving records document his life.
There is no record that John, the sheriff of Northampton, left any descendants, as none are mentioned in his 1674 estate. Also, his one known land grant escheated (was returned by default) to the state of Virginia some 20 years after his death.
Those who think that John the Merchant was the one who died in 1674 offer various logical reasons why his land might have escheated back to Virginia, even though they think he did indeed leave descendants.
Others suggest that the 1674 estate was that of John, son of Thomas and Katherine, and that John the Merchant died somewhere else, perhaps even in Barbados or in England. Further research is needed to clarify these issues. It should be noted that early records in many southern Virginia counties have been lost. Had these records survived, they might have greatly expanded our knowledge of the various early John Culpepers in Virginia.
In addition to John Culpeper the Merchant, and John Culpeper the son of Thomas and Katherine, there was also a third contemporaneous John, John Culpeper "the Rebel" of Albemarle, NC, probably born in the 1640's. This third John, of Albemarle, also seems to have been a merchant, and may possibly have been the son of John the Merchant.
It is difficult to sort out which of the various surviving records in early NC, Virginia, and New England, might pertain to each of these Johns, and no attempt will be made to do so, at this time, in this article.
Merchants in colonial America left few records which have survived until today, and our knowledge of John Culpeper the Merchant suffers as a result. But from what little we do know, it seems possible that John the Merchant and his sons may have worked as a agents, or "factors" in colonial trade. The following description of this sort of work is excerpted from Perry of London by Jacob M. Price, page 30:
"There were hardly any towns in the seventeenth century Chesapeake except the ‘capitals' of Jamestown and St. Mary's City, and they were places of little commercial importance. Early trading ventures to the Chesapeake had often been entrusted to captains and supercargoes who could travel about and seek out business where settlers were to be found. The practice, however, was inefficient in its utilization of ship time and by mid-century had largely yielded to the factor system. The English merchant desiring to trade to the Chesapeake would either by himself or as part of an ad hoc syndicate or ‘adventure' send out an agent, usually known as a factor, who would sell goods and buy tobacco on the account of his principals, the metropolitan merchants, and receive in return a salary or a commission of ten percent (five percent for selling the trading goods and five percent for buying tobacco). The factor normally rented a room from a planter at a place convenient for keeping his goods; most of his time, however, was spent traveling about, meeting planters, arranging sales and purchases, and related details. He might be at his "store" as seldom as one day a week. Most of the factors appear to have remained in the colony only a few months... or at most a few years. But some settled permanently. As members of this last group accumulated capital of their own, they became the peddlers, country traders and even merchants of the colony...."
John Culpeper the Merchant's work may have taken him to Barbados, Virginia, Maryland, New England, and perhaps elsewhere. Much research remains to be done in order to construct a more accurate and complete picture of John's life and activities.
The following account of John Culpeper the Merchant is taken from "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck, Chapters of Culpeper Genealogy" by Fairfax Harrison:
"He was baptised in Harrietsham, October 26, 1606, as ‘Johannes, filius Johannis Culpeper, arm;' and on May 7, 1621, was admitted 'specially' to the Middle Temple as ‘Mr. John, second son of John Culpeper of Astwood, Worc. esq.' (Hopwood, ii, 662). He did not pursue the law, but before 1633 had embarked in the Virginia trade, being recorded that year as part owner, with his elder brother, of a new ship, the Thomas and John, which was equipped with ordnance from the public stores in order to voyage to Virginia (Cal. State Papers, Dom., 1633-34, p. 223, and Hotten, Original Lists, p. 83). He was named in his father's will (1635) as 'my son John C;' on his father's MI. in Hollingbourne as 'Johannem' the third child; and in the will of Sir Alexander as 'my nephew John C. her (i. e., Cicely's) brother.'
"His legacy under his father's will was a 'rent charge of £30, payable by Sir John [afterwards first Lord] Culpeper during my said son John's life.' When, in 1651, the Commonwealth was hearing claims upon the forfeited estate of Lord Culpeper, a John C. appeared and, describing himself as a merchant who had been 'beyond seas' during the Troubles, asserted his title to this rent charge, claiming that since 1645 he had received only £75 (Cal. Com. Compounding, 1643-60. v, 3277). That this was John there can be no doubt."
There is some evidence that this or some John was the father of Henry Culpepper, of Norfolk County, VA. Henry Culpepper appears in records of Lancaster County, VA prior to his arrival in Norfolk County, and a John Culpepper can be placed in Lancaster County about the same time.
"Lancaster Co VA Deeds & Wills 1654-1661," Page 173 -- The P:sents Winesseth that I HENRY COLEPEPPER, Planter, in ye County of Lancaster in Virginia doe assigne unto JOHN EDWARDS, Surgeon, in ye same County his heirs or assignes one Cow Cale being brown ye right ear a peice taken out behind & a nick in ye forepart of ye sd ear ye left ear cropt & underkeeled with a nick in ye forepart thereof & do warrant ye sd Calfe from any p:son whatsoever unto him ye sd EDWARDS or his assignes forever, as Witnes my hand this 7thday of December 1658. Witnes LEONARD CACOTT, HEN: COLEPEPPER p sig, THO: WILLIAMSON p sig (Edwards then assigns his interest in the heifer to Leonard Cacott.)
Neither John nor Henry Colepeper or Culpeper appear in early Lancaster County, VA tithable records, indicating that they were not being taxed as landowners in Lancaster County, even though Henry, above, was described as a "planter."
"Lancaster Co VA Deeds & Wills 1661-1702," Page 374 -- WHEREAS there was a meeting by the Parishoners of Lancaster Parish & the Parishoners of PIEANKITANCK for to the final ordering of all difference betwixt lhe 2 Pshes: oncerning the bounds of the sd Pshes: and it was then mutually agreed for the time to come that the bounds of thc Pshers: should be & extend according to an Order of the County Court bearing date the 10th day of Sept 1657, Provided the levys due from the LADY LUNSFORDs plantacon & other plantacons for the time past be paid to the use of the sd Lancastr: Psh: & this Agreemt. not to make invallid any Order of Court for the recovery of the sd Levys. In witnes whereof I HENRY CORBYN on behalfe of the Psh of Lancastr: set to my hand & seale this l4th of Sept: 1659 This Agreemt. to take place from this day JOHN COLEPEPER, HEN: CORBYN, JOHN RYNES, CUTH: POTTER. Recognit In Cur 9d Maii 1660 et record xxd p EDWD. DALE, Cl Cur
The area of discussion at the above meeting is the part of Lancaster County across the Rappahannock River in what is now Middlesex County. Middlesex County was originally part of Lancaster County. The Pianketank River divides present Middlesex County from Mathews County. Middlesex County has excellent records, including the Christ Church Parish records, which should be checked.
Also, a John and Henry were traveling on the same ship in 1664: "The Complete Book of Emigrants 1661-1699," by Peter Wilson Coldham, page 64, the year 1664: "10 May - 30 June. Shippers by the Defence, Mr. John Webber, bound from London for New England:Benjamin Hewling, John Newell, Humphrey Hodges, Thomas Parris, James Fassett, John Fullerton, Sir William Peake, Robert Davies, Robert Knight, John Winder, HENRY CULPEPPER, JOHN CULPEPPER. (PRO: E190/50/1,50/2)
From Bill Rusell, May 2000, comes the following useful summary of John Culpeper, the Merchant:First, John was clearly a ship owner with business interests throughtout the colonies. He had been away from England for some time when he returned to protect his brothers estate in 1651. Their interests were probably more entangled than just their common ownership of the _Thomas and John_. It would appear that they may have owned a trading company with points of presence in England, Barbados, New England, and Virginia. Indeed, John probably had sons or sons-in-law in those places to carry out their trading business. I suspect that Hannah who married Edward Frisbie and Susannah who married Francis Lindley were both daughters. Edward Frisbie was from another prominent merchant trading family in Norfolk County, VA and removed to New England. Francis Lindley ended up in New Jersey after having lived in New England. I also believe the John Culpeper "the Carolina Rebel" was a son of John the merchant.
Second, John the Merchant was also John the lawyer, a fact we sometimes overlook and which may go some ways to unraveling some of the confusion over the various Johns. John the merchant was at the Middle Temple as was his brother Thomas. More importantly, he was there at the same time as Gov. Sir William Berkeley. I believe that it was John the merchant who represented the legal interests of Frances Culpeper Stephens Berkeley before the courts in North Carolina and who attested to Berkeley's signature on the deed to Roanoke Island in New England. Who better to entrust to such a job than the Governor's wife's uncle, a lawyer who ownd a ship able to travle to North Carolina and New England on short notice and who personally knew the Governor. He makes a more logical candidate for the job than the relative young "Carolina Rebel" who had no legal training and may not have even reached North Carolina by the time in question.
Third, John the merchant had known trading interests and presence in New England and Barbados. Charleston, SC was settled originally by groups from both places and it is possible the John the Rebel was his father's representative in those areas. Culpeper's Rebellion in North Carolina - really Albemarle -, was fomented by New England merchant traders. If John the merchant handled the sale of Roanoke Island for Governor Berkeley, it is clear that the Lamb family who purchased it were friends of Sarah Mayo, John the Rebel's wife. From the records it would appear that John the Rebel arrived in Albemarle after the John Culpeper who was in court in the sale of the property, yet the later buyers were well familiar with John the Rebel's family. The Lamb family who bought Roanoke Island were also New England merchant traders who mainained a family presence in the Albemarle region of North Carolina.
The above is partly theory based upon available records. I believe that John the merchant was the father of Hannah and Susannah of New England, Henry of Virginia, and John the Rebel. He may also have been the father of some of the Barbados Culpepers.
Bill RussellIt is impossible to connect Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk with John the Merchant through DNA evidence, since John's other plausible sons left no male descendants. And in particular, Henry Culpepper's DNA does not match the DNA of other known descendants of the Wigsell Culpepper branch of the family, such as the Culpepers of Barbados, or the Culpepers of India.
2372. Robert ROSE
The list of passengers of the Ship Francis (a twenty ton sloop which was reportedly built in Maryland in 1695 with John Cutting, Master) which embarked from Ipswich, England “bound for new England (Boston)” the last of April 1634, the adult passengers who presumably took the Oath of Allegiance, were listed:
Robert Rose aged 40
Margery his wife aged 40
John Rose aged 15
Robert Rose aged 15
Eliz Rose aged 13
Mary Rose aged 11
Samuell Rose aged 9
Sarah Rose aged 7
Danyell Rose aged 3
Darcas Rose aged 2
Following from Peter Blood
Robert ROSE was born in 1594. He emigrated on 12 Nov 1634 to Massachusetts Bay Colony. Robert came aboard the "Francis" with his wife Margery and 8 children. It left Ipswich, Suffolk , England late in April 1634. He moved after 12 Nov 1634 to Watertown, Middlesex, MA. It is "quite probable" that Robert Rose settled first in Watertown, MA. There were several Watertown families that soon after removed to Whethersfield, CT. He moved before 1635 to Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony. Whethersfield is the oldest town in CT. It was briefly called Watertown, CT, named after the town in MA from where its first settlers came in 1634, but the name was changed to Whethersfield in 1635. This was truly a wilderness in 1635. The settlers were under constant fear of attack from Indians. He served as a soldier about 1637 in Pequot Indian War. He was Constable, member of various town committees between 1639 and 1640 in Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony.
Robert represented the town at general court as Deputy, September 1641, August 1642, and March and April 1643. Robert Rose was active in the affairs of the town, and served on many committees. He also served as fence viewer, helped collect taxes, appraised, and served the town in many other capacities. He is mentioned often in the town records. There is a plaque marking the homesite of the “adventurer” Robert Rose, Wethersfield, Connecticut. It states “Home Site of Robert Rose One of the Adventurer 1634 Born in England 1594 Died in Branford, Conn. 1664.”
Robert was on the following committees:
1639: viewed lands for settlement at what is now Farmington
1640: recommended improvements for cultivation and the keeping of cattle. He purchased 20 acres of land (he now had 40). in 1640 in Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony. He resided southeast side of Broad Street between 1640 and 1650 in Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony. Robert was one of the largest owners of "adventurers lands." He was Representative, Deputy to General Court in Hartford between 1641 and 1643 in Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony. He served several times as deputy during this short period, but not consecutively. He served as Representative consecutively. He appeared in court in 1643 in Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony. Robert Rose was one of several residents of the town who took issue with Rev. Henry Smith, who they accused of something (unclear) and signed a declaration against him. The matter was taken to the General Court, which found for the minister and not the residents. The court fined Robert Rose and the other dissenters 40 shillings. Robert chose to moved to Totoket (later Branford) the following year. He moved about 1644 to Totoket (Branford), New Haven Colony. He appeared in court between 1644 and 1655 in Branford, New Haven Colony. During this period, Robert Rose appeared in court 8 times. In most of these cases, the town records are not very enlightening as to the nature of the offenses:
In 1644, he was a defendant against Nathaniel Foote and had to pay damages and court costs.
In 1646, he was a plaintiff against Robins and was awarded 10 £ damages and court costs.
In 1648, he was fined 20 shillings for an unspecified misdemeanor, but at the same court, Enouch Buck was fined 10 shillings for irregular speeches made under oath against Robert Rose.
In November 1643 the General Court cleared Rev. Henry Smith from the accusations against him, and proceeded to impose penalties upon the signers of the declaration” against him. Among the list of those fined was 40s on Robert Rose. Probably as a result of this dissension, he removed about 1644 with others to Totoket (Branford) and the name of “Ro Rosse” appeared in the first division of meadow lands there on July 7, 1646.
In 1653 and 1654, Rose appeared in court 4 times regarding the matter of a bull. Robins (again) entered an action against Thomas Blachly for taking his bull without permission and allowing it to die. Blachly had been hired by the town to breed a bull with some cows, but before the bull completed his mission, it got stuck in some mud and died, and so the townspeople refused to pay the fee. Blachly testified that a son of Robert Rose had taken the bull without permission. Rose denied this and claimed that Robins sold him and Goodman Edwards the services of the bull for 20 shillings plus an agreement to feed and pasture a steer for a summer. Witnesses submitted affidavits to this affect and John Russell testified that "he heard Mr. Robins say that he let the bull to Goodman Rose of Totoket, but because the bull was carelessly lost, he would not make the said Goodman Rose pay for him." The town argued that it was Robins who was negligent and bore the responsibility for the death of his bull but Robin's lawyer argued that it was the town that was negligent. Robert Abbott testified that the town took adequate care by allowing the bull to run with "dry cattle" during a season that was not swampy. The court's ruling didn't please anyone. The town was ordered to reimburse Robins 20 shillings for the services of the bull and 10 for summering the steer (to which the townspeople reluctantly agreed) but Robins was not reimbursed for the loss of a bull.
In 1655, he was defendant with Josiah Ward, accused of pulling down a fence. The verdict is not known. He moved before 1648 to Stratford, Fairfield, CT. He resided 3 acres upon which was bulit a dwelling in 1663 in Branford, New Haven Colony. Robert was one of the original proprietors of Branford. The dwelling was later appraised at 40 £. This was one of the most valuable in town. Robert Rose also had one of the three greatest acreages of land of any man in town. He had become a wealthy man. he owed 10 cows and 60 hordes. He is believed to have regularly given his Sunday milking tot he poor. He signed a will on 25 Aug 1664 in Branford, New Haven, CT. He died between 25 Aug 1664 and 4 Apr 1665 in Branford, New Haven, CT. On this date, his will was presented in court(Town Records of Branford, vol. 1, p. 204). He left, according to his inventory, £826 (wealthiest man in town) includes house & land (£260), 2 bulls and furniture on 4 Apr 1665 in Branford, New Haven, CT. The Genealogist Colonel George W.. Page claims the estate was worth a bit less at 616 £, but he nevertheless described Robert Rose as "the wealthiest man in town." who died in 1665, was valued at 616:17:00 £." He was a Fence viewer, collector of taxes, and estate appraiser in Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony.
From the History of New Haven County, quoted from the records of Rev. Elijah C. Baldwin: “[Robert Rose] was one of the Branford original proprietors. There is a tradition ‘that Robert Rose owned ten cows and sixty horses;’ also, that the Sunday ‘milking’ was always given to the poor.
Robert Rose had three acres in his house-lot in Branford, beside meadow lands, and a dwelling house appraised at forty pounds in May 1663, one of the highest in town. In a list from the same town records for 1663, his acreage was equaled only by Mr. Plum and Tho. Muliner.
He appeared in the Particular Court records on August 1, 1644, in an action Nath. Foote agst Robert Rose. The jury awarded plaintiff damages and costs of court. In an action on June 5, 1646, Robert Rose plaintiff agst Robins defendant, the jury found for the plaintiff ten pounds damages and cost of court. In another record, court of March 1, 1648, Robert Rose was fined 20s for a misdeamor (nature not stated), and in the same court Enoch Buck was fined 10s for irregular speeches in court against Robert Rose “when hee spake vppon his oath.” In the Town Records of Branford, Mr. Crane entered action May 16, 1655 agst Robert Rose and Josiah Ward for pulling down his fence which they acknowledged they to pay court costs and make the fence good.”
From the History of New Haven County, quoted from the records of Rev. Elijah C. Baldwin: “[Robert Rose] was one of the Branford original proprietors. There is a tradition ‘that Robert Rose owned ten cows and sixty horses;’ also, that the Sunday ‘milking’ was always given to the poor. The Bible he bought with him from England, printed in 1599 . . . has been in its time the property of three or four deacons of the Rose family.” Rose researcher Margo Tilton states that when Robert died he owned ten horses, and there were less than twenty in the town.
He married to Margery EVERARD before 1619. Children were: Deacon John ROSE , Robert ROSE, Elizabeth ROSE, Mary ROSE, Samuel ROSE, Sarah ROSE, Daniel ROSE, Dorcas ROSE, Captain Jonathan ROSE, Hannah ROSE.
He married to Elizabeth WOODS? after 7 Jun 1664 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. According to Christine Rose , "The second marriage of Robert Rose took place shortly after 7 June 1664 for on that date on that the date, the widow PARKER was to was to leave New Haven 'to change her condition' and desired to know the 'mind of the court' regarding her child's portions ... They were married only a few months, for Robert died soon after." I have seen elsewhere that her maiden name may have been WOODS.
After Margery died, Robert Rose married Elizabeth Potter Parker in 1664. (2) Elizabeth died on July 28, 1677. She first married John Potter, (3) by whom she had John, Hanna and Samuel Potter. She next married Edward Parker by whom she had John, Hope and Lydia Parker. The second marriage of Robert Rose was soon after June 7, 1664, when the widow Parker was about to leave New Haven “to change her condition” and desired to know the “mind of the Court” concerning her children’s portions. (4) They were married only a few months, Robert died soon after.
Robert Rose’s second wife Elizabeth seems to have been a strong willed woman. A court action in June 1643 involved slander of “widow Potter and Edward Parker by a Mrs. Br-A-Aster. It appears that for some reason the church elders did not approve of Edward Parker and had requested Mrs. Potter not to receive his attentions. Mrs. Brewster reported that “Mrs. Potter would not join the church because she would not give up Edward Parker. Elizabeth did marry him, and in June 1646, “Edward Parker and his wife presented their desires to the Court to inyest John Potter’s two sons in the right of their fathers land and house and declared themselves willing to bestow a heifer of a year old on Hannah and deliver it presently for her use . . .”
London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 about Robert Rose
Name: Robert Rose
Burial Date: 30 Jun 1665
Parish: St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Record Type: Burial
Register Type: Parish Register
“The last will & testament of Robert Rose of Brandford made August 25th 1664: Item First I give to my son Jonathan a hundred pounds. 2I when all my debts are pavd then I give to my wife one third part of my whole estate. 3Y I giye to my son Jonathan five pounds more. 4ly I give to my Daughter Hanna ten pounds more. 5Y It is my will that all ye rest of my estate shal be equally divided into eight parts Amongst my other eight children as followeth: That is to each of them alike part, but my son John & Daughter Mary & my Daughter Elizabeth shall have but twenty pounds of that part that falls to them, but the rest of that part which falls to them shall be given to their children. Item I give unto the church of Brandford six pounds thirteene shillings foure pence. The marke M of Robart Rose.
Witness Laurance Ward, Samuel Swaine.
This writing was proved in Court at Brandford the 4th day of ye 2d month 1665 to be ye last will & testament of Robert Rose Deceased, by ye testimonies upon oath Laurance Ward & Samuell Swaine . [Lawrence Ward, John Wilford & Richard Harrison were appointed to settle any difficulties or differences that might arise among the legatees.]
Note Robert mentioned Jonathan and Hannah, and eight other children, but only naming three of these – John, Mary, and Elizabeth. The inventory was taken by Laurance Ward, John Wilford and Richard Harrison. (New Haven Prob. Dist., vol. 1, part 2, pp. 7-8.) It included £260.00.00 For house and land, two bulls, a number of other stock, and household Furniture. Total inventory, £826.09.07. His son Samuel was administrator of his estate, as shown in a recorded deed.
A few years after the death of Robert Rose, on December 26, 1670, Elizabeth Rose of Newhaven deeded to Jonathan Rose of Branford 1/2 of house, barne, gardens, yards, orchards, pasture, ground or meadow lying in the town of Branford which came to her by “gift or will” of “my late husband Robert Rose of Branford.” It was witnessed by Nicholas Auger and John Parker.
2373. Margery MIRU
Some have last name as Everard.
2374. Matthew MOULTHROP
BIRTH: Listed in Wrawby, Lincolnshire records. His marriage to Jane and the baptism of all his children.
IMMIGRATION: Founder of the Moulthrop famiy in America. Was at New Haven in 1639.Admitted to First Church, New Haven, before 1644. Matthew was prominent in the affairs of the New Haven and East Haven Colonies, in both of which he held office. He fought in the Indian Wars. Wills of Matthew and wife Jane are found in Volume I of the new Haven Probate Records.
Arrived in America about 1637 aboard the ship "Hector". Among the passengers listed are Matthew Moulthrop and Samuel Whitehead.
Info from the Winthrop Journal dated 26 June 1637
Mathew Moulthrop, settled at Quinnipiac, now New Haven, Connecticut, April 18, 1638, and who was one of the original signers of the Plantation Covenant, ratified June 4, 1639. "EAST HAVEN was originally a part of New Haven. In June, 1639, the free planters of Quinnipiac convened in Mr. Newman's barn and formed their constitution of government. Among the subscribers to that instrument who settled in East Haven, or were concerned in that settlement, were ... Matthew Moulthrop."
Mathew was listed 63rd on the list of New Haven freemen and 66th on the list of signers of the fundamental agreement for New Haven.
1642 New Haven Connecticut he received 6 acres in first division of land and 12 acres in second division
1648 In New Haven he received 3.5 acres of upland on the west side from John Moss and 1.5 acres of meadow and 1 acre of west meadow from Richard Beech. The court held February 6, 1648/49 accordingly noted that: "Richard Beech passeth ouer to Mathew Moulthrop one acr & a half of meddow lying, 1 acr of it in ye west meddow on this sid ye river, fronts vpon Mr. Lambertons vpland, ye reare to ye river, a highway through ye meddow to ye north, Mathew Molthrop on ye south, 1/2 acr in Sollatary Cove not laid out." Hoadly, Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, 1638-1649, pp. 430-431.
2375. Jane NICHOLL
DEATH: Death date for Jane is in her recorded inventory (New Haven Probate1:156)
RELIGION: Jane is listed as member #245
2376. Richard BALDWIN
Joseph Baldwin b: 1612 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Sarah Baldwin c: 25 Jun 1621 in Cholesbury (Chesham), Buckinghamshire, England
Timothy Baldwin b: 1616 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Nathaniel Baldwin b: 1610 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Mary Baldwin b: 1604 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Hannah Baldwin b: 1608 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
John Baldwin b: 2 Jan 1599 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England c: 2 Jan 1599 in Aston Clinton (Dunsbridge), Buckinghamshire, England
Christian Baldwin c: 17 Jan 1616 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Benjamin Baldwin b: Abt 1614 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Richard Baldwin b: Abt 1599 in of Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Samuel Baldwin b: 1 Nov 1604 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
The will of Richard Baldwin:
In the name of God, amen. I, Richard Bauldwin, of Cholsbury, in the County of Bucks, weaver, being weake in body, but of perfect and good remembrance, blessed be God therefore, do make and ordayne this my last will and testament, in maner and forme following: First, I comitt myself, soule and body, into the hands of almighty God, &c. I give unto Isabell, my wife, one-third pte of all my goods, cattel, chattels and the like. Item: I give unto Nathaniel, my sonn, the sum of tenn pounds, to be payd him within one yere next after my decease. Item: I give unto my sonn Joseph one meade platt called by the name of Hunt's Wicke, by estimacon half an acre, more or less, lying and adjoyning to my cottage, yt John Dorrell now dwels in, for him to take possession of at his age of 21 yeres. Item: I give unto Mary Pratt, my daughter, vjs. viiid. Item, I give unto her daughter Mary two sheepe, and to her two other children each of them one sheepe. Item: I give unto Hanna, my daughter, xiiiLi vjs. viiid., and to my 2 other daughters, Christian and Sara, xli apiece, to be pd at the age of 21 yeres, or at the day of mariage, wch com frst. Item: I give to the pore oi XXs. Item: All the rest of my lands, goods, cattell, chattels, moveables, households, and whatsoever else myne is here unbequethed, I give unto Tymothy, myne eldest sonn, whom I make my full and whole executor to this my last will and testament. in witness whereof, I have hereunto sett my hand and seale, the 23 of December, 1630.
BIRTH: Also shown as Born Cholesbury, , Buckinghamshire, England.
DEATH: Also shown as Died Cholesbury, , Buckinghamshire, England.
2380. John BALDWIN
John married Hannah [Baldwin]. Hannah died aft 14 Oct 1637.
(Hannsh is sometimes identified as Hannah Birchard, dau. of Thomas & Mary (Robinson) Birchard, but that's a mistake. Hannah Birchard married a different John Baldwin on 12 Apr 1653 at Guildford, CT.)
J.L. Chester 1888, New England Genealogical Society Register vol. 38, pp. 160-170. Named in mother's will of 1622. Named in will of brother Richard Baldwin 18 February 1632/3. Named in will of son Richard Baldwin 9 June 1634.
P.H. Haselton 1989, The English Ancestry of Joseph and Sylvester Baldwin, p. 24. Inherited four parcels of land in Wendover from his father. Was an ironmonger in Chesham. Died 1652. Wife died 15 years earlier (1637) [sic]. Five children named in their grandmother Alice's will.
P.H. Haselton 1989, The English Ancestry of Joseph and Sylvester Baldwin, p. 25. John's will names daughters Marie, Ann, and Martha.
H.F. Seversmith 1939, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York, and Connecticut, Being the Ancestry and kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith, vol. 1, p. 232. Will dated 16 December 1651, proved 26 October 1652, names daughter Marie Butterfield; Richard Butterfield (relationship not given); Thomas Beecher; William Beecher, "the brother of them"; daughter Anne Didsbery and children (unnamed except for Thomas also given as Thomas Dudsbery); daughter Martha Ward, son
John and daughter Martha; Thomas Ward; and Mary Ward (relationship not given).
i. Richard (Died unmarried) (ca1590-1634)
ii. John (1593-1681)
iii. Mary (ca1595-)
iv. Agnes (ca1597-)
v. Martha (ca1599-)
BIRTH: Also shown as Born Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England.
In 1599/1600 John received lands in Wendover from his father, and he and his children are mentioned in the will of his mother in 1622. He was living in 1634 when his son Richard made a will. According to Seversmith, John was an ironmonger at Chesham, Buckinghamshire. His will is dated 16 December 1651, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 26 October 1652. The abstract says that he was to be buried in the churchyard at Chesham; gives to his daughter Marie Butterfield 5 marks; to Richard Butterfield, one house wherein he now dwelleth; to Thomas Beecher, L5; to William Beecher, the brother of them, L20; to my daughter Anne Didsbery, 20s; to my daughter Didsbery's children, L5 apiece; to my daughter Martha Ward, 12d; and to my daughter Ward's sonne; to Thomas Ward the house that Robert Anderson lives in; to John Ward, my daughter's sonne, L20; to Martha Ward, my daughter's daughter, twenty nobles; to Mary Ward, 20 nobles. Sole executor, Thomas Didsbery, sonne of my daughter Anne Didsbery. Witnesses: Samuel Trecher. Overseers, Mr. Henry Baldwin, Joseph Weedon, my grandchild, Thomas Dudsbery and Sam Trecher. Witnesses again: Joseph Weeden, Anne Weeden, Samuel Trecher. The name of John Baldwin's wife is given as Hannah.
DEATH: Also shown as Died Bef 26 Oct 1651
2382. John B. BRUEN
James Savage has father of Mary as being Obadiah Bruen.
Marriage 1 Elizabeth or Cowper Hardware m. 1580
Marriage 2 Anne Fox m. 1596
Marriage 3 Margaret Allen m. May 13, 1612, Connecticut
1. Obediah BRUEN, b. 6 Dec 1606, Stapleford,Cheshire,England
2. Joseph BRUEN, c. 5 Mar 1613/14, Bruen-Stapleford,Cheshire,England
3. Margaret BRUEN, c. 8 Dec 1616, Bruen-Stapleford,Cheshire,England
4. Mary BRUEN, b. 14 Jun 1622, Shewsbury,,England
5. BRUEN, b. Abt 1624, Bruen-Stapleford,Cheshire,England
John Bruen's life pub. 1641, re-pub. 1799 and in N. Y. 1857 'by his desc't, Alexander M. Bruen, with Bruen arms, portrait and genealogical chart from "Ormerod's History of Cheshire" lives of John Bruen and his sister Catherine are in Christopher Morton's "Monuments of the Fathers and Reformers." London 1706. Speaking of him the Archbishop of Ireland said: "In him was the very beauty of holiness and he was of so amiable and cheerful a countenance that when I beheld him I was reminded of Moses, whose very face shone as if honoring some more than ordinary eminency of grace in his heart."
He was at the school of one James Roe, of Button, for three years, and went to Oxford about 1577, as Gentleman Commoner at Albans' Hall. Was rather Popishly inclined, but by the influence of John Brerewood, a son of Alderman Brerewood, of Chester, and afterwards a noted Divine, was turned towards Puritanism, of whieh he became a distinguished supporter in the county of Chester. Left Oxford in 1579, married 1580, a daughter of Henry Hardware, merchant, of Chester, (Sheriff 1553, Mayor 1559, and again 1575.) She died, and for his second wife he married Anne Foxc, of the Rhodes, near Manchester. His house at Stapleford was much resorted to by the Puritan gentry of Cheshire. He died in ! 625, aged 65.
The following biography of John Bruen, of Bruen Stapleford, near Chester, is reprinted with but slight omissions from that given by Samuel Clark in his " Marrow of Ecclesiastical History " (ed. 1675). A short account of this model Puritan is given in Onnerod (Heleby's edition, ii. 320, &c.), where it is further stated that the basis of it wag furnished by William Hinde, sometime chaplain to Jamos Lord Strange (afterwards Earl of Derby) i a a tract printed in 1641, the original MS. of which is in the possession of the Chetham Society. It gives a contemporary view of Cheshire society at the opening of the seventeenth century, and ii therefore valuable apart from any interest attaching to John Braen himself.
His Parentage.—John Bruen, of Bruen Stapleford, in the County Palatine of Chester, esquire, was born an. 1560, and was the son of a worthy gentleman, descended of worshipful ancestors. His father was first married to a sister of Sir John Done of the house of Utkinton, from whom the Lord withheld the fruit of the womb as He did some time from Rachel ; but after her decease he took to wife the daughter of Thomas Holford of Holford, esquire, by whom the Lord gave him fourteen children, sons and daughters, among whom this John Bruen was the first born of the male children, the beginning of his father's strength and heir of his family. Many of his brethren and sisters were holy men and women, especially that rare gentlewoman Mistress Katherine Bretterg, whose life is set down in this book.
His Education.—Hie parents brought him up civilly and (as the times were) religiously also ; and the Lord preserved him in his childhood and youth from the poison of Popish superstition and the contagion of those common gross sins which for want of the light and life of the ministry of the Qoepel reigned in those parts, as if He bad a purpose to reserve him as a vessel of honour and for His own house, and so by little and little to prepare him for his mistress* use and service.
Seeds of Grace.—When he was about seven years old hie father for some offence rebuked him sharply and corrected him soundly ; which he being much grieved at, seeking relief he took a prayer-book which he had learned, and going into his father's chapel, read in it, and prayed as well as he could, and it pleased the Lord to comfort him with inexpressible joys. The next day he went to the same place but found not the like comfort. Probably the seeds of grace were then sown, which, until they were further increased by knowledge and judgment, watered by the Word and warmed by the Spirit, lay hid under the corruptions of nature and lusts of youth as under clods of earth, for a time ; but afterwards broke forth in the fruits of an effectual calling and conversion in due season.
Conversion.—This young gentleman, wanting a schoolmaster at home, was by his father sent to his uncle's (Master Dutton of Dutton), where he was bred up at a school under one Master James Roe for about three years' space ; in which time something he got for grammar learning, a little (it may be) for civil education, but nothing at all for nurture and information in true religion. Anno Christi 1574 he was by his father sent to Oxford where he first received the love of the truth in any knowledge and understanding, being then about seventeen years old. He lived in Âlban's Hall as a gentleman commoner, and was familiar with one John Brerewood, his countryman, an alderman's son at Chester. This Brerewood observing in him some Popish practices and opinions, as the forbearing of meats and drinks for religion and conscience' sake upon Fridays and other days, and the forbidding of marriage to ministers as unlawful by the Pope's canons and constitutions, A<:., he set upon him by Scripture arguments to convince and reform him ¡ whereupon this young gentleman through God's mercy was so wrought upon that as himself wrote it down in his book—" This (saith he) when I saw and considered that it was a doctrine of devils, taught and delivered by seducing spirits and such as speak lies through hypocrisy, I was then inflamed with zeal against the profane beast of Borne and all Popery, both persons and things, with all their monuments, rites and ceremonies," Ac. Thus did the Lord inflame the heart of this young gentleman with burning coals of His Word and Spirit, which He raised and reached out unto him from the heart and by the mouth of his companion and friend, that the dross of Popish errors was consumed and his soul so healed that the treasure of God's Word was ever after better esteemed and entertained by him.
Marriage.—Anno Christi 1580, his provident father sent for him home otherwise to dispose of him, considering that he was the firstborn of his strength, the choicest plant of hia stock ; and so he provided for him the daughter of one Mr. Hardware (a worthy and wise gentleman^ to whom he was married with the consent of parents and in the fear of God, and lived very comfortably with her for seventeen years, seeing his sons and daughters as olive plants round about his table. Then, being in the prime of his youth, he spent too much time in hawking, hunting, and such carnal delights.
Humiliation.—But Anno 1587 his father dying, he began to be much perplexed both in mind and estate; some son owe and fears, thoughts and cares began to stir and work in him and the Lord hereby began to work for his more effectual calling and conversion. And this He did both by the rebukes of His Word and checks of His Spirit, convincing his judgment and changing his heart from the love of baser to a delight in better things ; whereupon he began to search his heart and try his ways and to call himself to an account for his former courses, and weighing them in the balance of the sanctuary he found them to be but vanity and vexation of spirit. And albeit the pangs of his conversion and pains of his new birth were not so violent as in some others of God's children, or as were Paul's, Constantino's, or Luther's,yet were his passions and affections at this time not much unlike to St. Austin's at the time of his conversion.
[The biographer then gives his conception of the parallel between the two conversions.]
2383. Margaret ALLEN
Marriage 1 John Rutter Sep 28, 1598
Marriage 2 John Bruen
2400. Henry / Henerie HERRICK / HERICKE
He was not the 5th s/o Sir William HEYRICKE as is claimed in the 1846 & 1885 Herrick books. That individual with a wife name Ann immigrated to York County, VA by March 17, 1641, while Henery arrived in Salem, MA by July 1629 with the HIGGINSON-SKELTON Fleet of Puritans.
Henry Herrick, immigrant ancestor, fifth son of Sir William (2) Herrick, was born at Beau Manor, Leicester county, England, in 1604. He was named by command of the unfortunate Prince Henry, the eldest son of James I., we are told. He probably went first to Virginia and then came north. He was among the first settlers of Salem, and he and his wife were of the thirty who founded the First Church of Salem in 1629. He was a proprietor of the town in 1635. He was admitted a freeman on May 18, 1631. He removed to Wenham, and then to Beverly, the Cape Ann side of Bass river. He bought large tracts of land in Beverly and gave farms there to his sons: Zachariah, Ephraim, Joseph and John, at Brick Plains and Cherry Hill. He was called a good and honest dissenter from the doctrines of the Church of England; he was a friend of Higgenson, but not so bigoted as some of the Puritans, for he was fined a few shillings in 1667 with others for "aiding and comforting an excommunicated person." He and his wife were among the founders of the church at Beverly. He married Editha, daughter of Hugh Laskin. He died in 1671, and the inventory of his estate taken March 15, 1670-71, was presented by his son Henry. The widow Editha deposed November 28, 1672, concerning some land her father, Hugh Laskin, sold "before he went away 25 years ago." She gave her age then as about sixty years, indicating that she was born about 1612. Children of Henry and Editha Herrick: Thomas: Zacheus. born in Salem, baptized December 25, 1636; Ephraim, mentioned below; Henry, baptized at Salem, January 16, 1640; Joseph, baptized August 6, 1645; Elizabeth, baptized July 4, 1647; John, baptized May 25, 1650; Benjamin, died about 1677.
He became a member Salem church on 6 Aug 1629 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He took the oath of a freeman on 18 May 1631 in Salem, Essex, MA. Requested admission 19 Oct 1630. He granted 2 or 3 acres of farmland on the north side of Jeffry Massey's Cove on 25 Jan 1635/36 in Salem, Essex, MA. The farm included a rock which later became known as "Henry Herrick's Rock." He granted 80 acres in 1636 in Salem, Essex, MA. He granted 3/4 acre with a household of five in 1637 in Salem, Essex, MA. He Slave or indentured servant owner Owned at least one indentured servant (Margaret White) and perhaps two more between 1642 and 1665 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Member of First Church of Beverly, Mass. He, and his wife, signed a petition in 1667 asking that the Church in Beverly be separated from the Church of Salem.
"When Edmund Grover's corn was trampled by Osmond Trask's cows, Henry He rrick deposed at November Term 1664 that Trask had taken the cows by forc e as Grover drove them to the pound [EQC 3:221]."
Herrick genealogy, page 18: "Henry Herrick was a husbandman, in easy circumstances, but undistinguished by wealth, or by civil rank or influence in the colony. He was a very good and honest dissenter from the establ ished church, and the friend of Higginson, who had been a dissenting Minister in Leicester. Mr. Herrick and his wife Editha, were among the thirty who founded the first church in Salem, in 1629; and on the organization of a new parish, on 'Ryal-Syde' 1667, they, with their sons and their sons' wives, were among the founders of the first church in Beverly, also. But there are reasons to suspect that neither Henry, nor his sons were, at all times, and in all things, quite as submissive to the spiritual powers of their day, as they should have been. On the Court records of Essex County is an entry like this: 'Henerie Hericke, and Edith his wife, are fined 10s. and 11s. for costs of Coort, for aiding and comforting an ex communicated person, contrary to order.'"
Essex County Courts:
June 1658, Salem: "Henry Herrick freed from training, fine beingn partly remitted."
Before 30 Nov 1665: Herrick had an agreement with "Frances Masters, Frenchman," that his son, John Masters, was to live with Herrick for eleven and a half years. On 30 Nov 1665, HERRICK sued Master's for withholding a cow, evidently part for the reimbursement for expenses. He appeared in court between 1648 and 1667 in Salem, Essex, MA. During this period, Henry served as a juror on petit, trail, and grand juries over a dozen times. He sold 40 acres to Robert Goodsell before 1652 in Salem, Essex, England. He purchased 100 acres of upland lying in Birch Plain and 6 acres of meadow on 1 Jul 1653 in Salem, Essex, MA. He was Constable in 1656 in Salem, Essex, MA. He was Appointed to settle disputed bounds in 1658 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was surveyor of highways between 1659 and 1660 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He appeared in court on 28 Jun 1659 in Salem, Essex, MA. In this year, according to Guilford, Henry administered the state of his father-in-law Hugh LASKIN. This must have been a major headach. First, he sued Elias Stileman for taking poession of the estate and preventing Henry from making an inventroy. Second, Paul MANSFIELD, second husband of of the daughter-in-law of Hugh, who had received a 2/3 share of the estate for his stepchildren, while one-thirds went to Edith Laskin HERRICK, sued Henry for "breaking up housen" and "taking away the goods and cattle belonging to the state." He appeared in court on 30 Sep 1662 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He sued Francis Master " a Frenchman" for withholding a cow. He appeared in court in 1664 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Provided testimony in the case of Edmund Groves claim that his corn was trampled by Osmond Trask's cows. He appeared in court in 1665 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Bore witness against a miller for not keeping his scales in accordance with law. He became a member in 1667 in Beverly, Essex, MA. Henry's home was in the part of Salem which became Beverly. When a separate church was established there, he and his wife joined and so was among the founders of the church at Beverly. "He was called a good and honest dissenter from the doctrines of the Church of England; was a friend of Higginson. He appeared in court in 1667. He may have been more liberal than most puritans for he was fined a few shillings for comforting and excommunicated person. He sold 12 acres to Peter Woodbury and William Raiment on Bass River Side of Salem on 26 May 1667 in Salem, Essex, MA. He moved before 1669 to Wenham, Essex, MA. He moved before 1670 to Beverly, Essex, MA. Known then as the "Cape Ann side of the Bass River."
He signed a will on 24 Nov 1670 in Beverly, Essex, MA. He died in Mar 1671 in Beverly, Essex, MA. Died sometime between 1 Mar and 15 Mar 1671. He left, according to his inventory, £974 (included 413 acres valued at £804, plus a musket, sword, and rapier) on 15 Mar 1671 in Beverly, Essex, MA. He was Puritan. He was a Puritan. He and Editha were among only 30 people who founded the first church of Salem in 1629 . By coincidence, Kristen's ancestors include John WOODBURY, who was also among these 30! It is interesting to note that, in opposition to normal church order, he and his wife were fined a total of 21 shillings "for costs to the court for aiding and comforting an excommunicated person contrary to order". They were apparently more tolerant of other religions than were most Puritans. He was a yeoman (a prosperous, hard-working farmer). He owned a great deal of land. He was educated Made his make but his investory included "four bibles and other books".
Herrick street was voted to be laid out by the selectmen of Beverly March 18, 1678-9, it being described as a drift way toginninge at the bottome of the Lane buttinge uppon the Cuntry Road and soe between farmer Dodges Land and the Land of Henry Herrick and soe unto the north Bast Corner of saide Dodges field and soe southerly unto the drift way at the afforesaid Childrens fence which way is to be two pole wide excepting the lane that now is which Lane is to be its breadth.
grants to Henry Herrick of Salem July 1, 1653.(Salem Town Records, volume 1, page 163) Mr. Herrick died, possessed of it, in the winter of 1670-1, when the land was appraised at one hundred and sixty pounds. In his will, Mr. Herrick devised it to his son Zachariah Herrick. This lot of land belonged to Henry Herrick, sr., of Salem, yeoman, in 1668, and he died possessed of it in the winter of 1670-1. In his will, he devised to his son Benjamin Herrick this " pasture land, called my english field, wch joyneth on the east syde to Andrew Eliott, lyeing between the countrye high way & the mill River," to " remaine in the hands of my sonn Henry to improve vntill Beniamyn be 21 years of age and in case he dye before he be 21 years of age I give the sayd land to my sonn Henry." Benjamin Herrick died without issue in 1677, probably under age. The inventory of the estate of Henry Herrick has this item : " the English pasture \vth the marsh & orchard in itt, 80 li." The son Henry Herrick owned the lot in 1700, when he was of Beverly, yeoman.
Excerpt from - http://genforum.genealogy.com/herrick/messages/478.html - Posted by: RLHerrick Date: June 13, 2000 at 12:04:52
Henry Herrick of Salem was probably born in England by about 1598. Regardless, Henry of Salem was not the fifth son of Sir William Heyricke, although it seems likely that Henry of Salem and Henry of Beaumanor have ancestral ties via a common progenitor as yet undiscovered. Henry of Salem arrived in Salem in 1629 with the Higginson-Skelton fleet of Puritans; petitioned for freeman October 19, 1630; was sworn a freeman May 18, 1631; served on Essex grand jury on June 28, 1653; purchased land from Henry and Francis Skerry on July 01, 1653; served on a grand jury in Salem, MA on June 26, 1655; witnessed the Will of John Friend in Salem on November 04,1655; conducted Agnes [Annis] Balch's Estate Inventory in Salem on November 25, 1655; and was a Salem Constable in 1656. Henry of Salem died before March 28, 1671. His Will was dated and witnessed by Robert Morgan & Nehemiah Grover on November 24, 1670 and proved in Court by oath of the witnesses in Ipswich on March 28, 1671. He was 72-73 years of age based on his birth probably being by ca 1598.
The signatures of Henry of Beaumanor on the 1653 letter and on the 1634 marriage settlement match each other per William Perry-Herrick. The signature on the 1653 letter of Henry of Beaumanor does not match the signature of Henry of Salem in Sidney Perley's book per Edith Herrick Milhorat. We have observed that the signature of Henry of Salem in Perley's book matches the signatures on John Friend's Will of November 1655 and Agnes [Annis] Balch's Estate Inventory of December 1655. We have observed that the signatures of Hen Heyricke on the 1653 letter, the 1634 marriage settlement, and the 1622 Indenture match each other, and that they do not match the three signatures of Henry of Salem cited above. Therefore, it follows that two different men signed these documents.
1680 - Constable in Beverly, Massachusetts
from Jedediah Herrick - 1846:
I. HENERIE HIRECK - HERICKE - HERRICK. The Anglo-American Ancestor of a numerous race in this Country, was born 1604; came over from Leicester, England, to Naumkeag, then first named Salem, June 24, 1629. He married Editha, daughter of Mr. Hugh Laskin of Salem, (who was born 1614, and living in 1674,) and settled at "Cape-Ann-Syde, over against Massies." Died 1671. Note F.
Out of a very numerous family (our traditions say 12 sons and several daughters,) seven sons and a daughter, whose names are given below, survived their father and are named in his Will. Of these, Thomas and Benjamin, the oldest and the youngest of the sons, and the daughter, Elizabeth, died childless. The other five sons left male issue, and are to be regarded as the Patriarchs of their respective branches of the posterity of Henry and Editha Herrick.
Following from New England Ancestors.org
FIRST RESIDENCE: Salem
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Henry Herricke" and "Eedith Herrick" were in the list of Salem church members compiled late in 1636.
FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631.
EDUCATION: Made his mark. Inventory included "four Bibles and other books."
OFFICES: Essex grand jury, December 1650, 24 June 1651, 30 November 1652, 28 June 1653, 28 November 1654, 26 June 1655, 27 November 1660, 25 June 1661, 25 November 1662, 30 June 1663, 29 November 1664, 26 November 1667. Petit jury, 26 December 1648, 25 December 1649, 20 October 1653, 28 June 1659.
Salem constable, 1656. Henry Herrick was freed from training and his fine partly remitted at the June Term 1658.
ESTATE: Henry Herrick was granted a farm of two or three acres on the north side of Massey's Cove, 25 January 1635/6. In the Salem land grant of 1636, "Henry Herik" received forty acres in the freeman's land and another forty above Mr. Cole . In the Salem land grant of 1637, "Hen: Herricke" received three quarters of an acre with a household of five.
Robert Goodell bought forty acres of land from Henry Herrick sometime before 1652.
On 1 July 1653 Henry Skerry and Francis Skerry of Salem sold to Henry Herrick of Salem one hundred acres of upland lying in Burch Plain in Salem and six acres of meadow in Wenham Great Meadow. On 26 May 1667 Henry Herrick Sr. of Salem, yeoman, sold to Andrew Elliot of Salem, cordwainer, one acre of upland on Basse River side in Salem. On 26 October 1668 Henry Herrick Sr. of Salem, yeoman, sold to Peter Woodbury and William Raiment of Salem twelve acres lately had of John Leach by exchange, on Bass River side in Salem.
The will of "Henry Herick of Beverley," dated 24 November 1670 and proved 28 March 1671, made the following provisions: to wife Edith the western half of his dwelling; to son Thomas, wearing apparel, £20 and the land where his house stands; if son John live and die single, the land given him to go to testator's sons Ephraim, Joseph and Benjamin; to son Zachary one hundred acres in Birch Plain bought of Francis and Henry Skerry of Salem, sixteen acres where Zachery's house stands; to sons Ephraim, Joseph, and John, the farm bought to Mr. Alford; to --- the two lots bought of Henry Rennolds of Salem and Richard Kimball of Wenham, also two acres in Bunkard's meadow; to sons Ephraim and Joseph, domestic animals; to son Benjamin the pasture on the southeast side of the highway at age 21; to daughter Elizabeth £40; to son Henry at wife's death all the estate bequeathed her; Henry executor; Mr. John Hale and Capt. Thomas Lathrop, overseers.
The inventory of the estate of "Henry Herick of Beverly" was appraised 15 March 1670/1 by John Rayment, Sr., and Isaac Hall, Sr. and totalled £974 17s., including £804 10s. in real estate: "his dwelling house with orchard & 70 acres of land," £180; "the English pasture with the marsh and orchard in it," £80; "the farm bought of Mr. Allford containing 200 acres," £300; "the farm bought of Henry and Frauncis Skerry, 106 acres," £160; "the 16 acres of land which is built upon by Zakery Herrick," 32; "the 15 acres of land bought of Henry Reinald & Rich[ard] Kemball," £22 10s.; and "6 acres of meadow in the bounds of Topsfield," £30. "A musket, a sword and a rapier" were part of his estate.
BIRTH: By about 1598 based on release from training.
DEATH: Beverly between 24 November 1670 (date of will) and 15 March 1670/1 (date of inventory).
MARRIAGE: By about 1634 Edith Laskin, born about 1612 (deposed November Term, 1672, aged "about sixty years"), daughter of Hugh Laskin. She died after 27 March 1677.
On 29 March 1659 Henry Herrick was appointed the administrator of the estate of "Hugh Laskine of Salem". On 28 June 1659 Paul Mansfield failed in his suit against Henry Herrick for "breaking up housing and taking away goods and cattle and giving them to Timothy Laskin and his wife Damoris, who is now the wife of said Mansfeild", and on the same day the estate of Hugh Laskin was distributed: "Two-thirds of it ordered to be paid to Damoris Mansfield, who was the wife of Timothy Laskin, son of Hugh Laskin, deceased, and the rest to the wife of Henry Herricke, daughter of Hugh Laskin, deceased".
i THOMAS, b. say 1634; left a legacy by his father only if he did not live his life as a single man; named first in his father's will, but did not receive a portion in his brother Benjamin's estate, although all the other siblings did. On 26 November 1673 he was divorced for impotence by his "reputed wife," Hannah Ordway.
ii ZACHARIAH, bp. Salem 25 December 1636 [ SChR 16]; m. by 1654 Mary Dodge, daughter of Richard Dodge (eldest known child b. Salem 10 October 1654; in his will of 14 November 1670 Richard Dodge Sr. of Beverly made bequests to "my daughter Mary Herrick" and "my daughter Mary Herrick's five daughters").
iii EPHRAIM, bp. Salem 11 February 1637[/8] the baptismal record is defective in omitting the given name of the child, but Ephraim d. Beverly 18 September 1693, aged "about fifty-six years"); m. Salem 3 July 1661 Mary Cross, daughter of Robert and Anna (Jordan) Cross.
iv HENRY, bp. Salem 16 January 1639/40; m. (1) about 1663 Lydia _____; m. (2) about 1692 Sarah (Alcock) Giddings, daughter of John Alcock of York and widow of John Giddings of Ipswich. (Mary Walton Ferris says that Lydia is sometimes "called Woodbury" but "[h]er connection with our Woodbury families has not been established")
v JOSEPH, bp. Salem 6 August 1645 ; m. (1) Beverly 7 February 1665 Sarah Leach ; m. (2) by 1686 Mary _____ (see COMMENTS below); m. (3) Salem 29 January 1706/7 Mary (Folsom) March, daughter of John Folsom and widow of George March of Newbury [Elizabeth Knowles Folsom, Genealogy of the Folsom Family (Rutland, Vermont, 1938; Baltimore 1975), pp. 62-65, including transcript of marriage contract dated 28 January 1706/7, from Essex probate files].
vi ELIZABETH, bp. Salem 4 July 1647; m. Ipswich 23 January 1672 Philip Fowler.
vii JOHN, bp. Salem 26 May 1650 ; m. Beverly 25 May 1674 Mary Reddington. She m. (2) Beverly 13 March 1682 Robert Cue.
viii BENJAMIN, b. by 1656; d.before 27 March 1677, intestate, unmarried and aged more than twenty-one. "The estate was to be divided among all the brothers and sisters, excepting Thomas, viz., Zachariah, Ephraim, Henry, Joseph, John, and Elizabeth, wife of Philip Fowler. The mother of the said Benjamin was to have the income of the land during her natural life".
COMMENTS: In 1937 Meredith Colket examined earlier claims that Henry Herrick of Salem was son of Sir William Herrick of Beau Manor, Leicestershire. Colket brushed aside four of the arguments in favor of this ancestry as "not merit[ing] the consideration of serious students of genealogy," and then proceeded to examine more closely a letter of 28 June 1653 sent from Henry Herrick to his brother in Leicestershire, demon~strating convincingly that this Henry Herrick must have been the settler of that name in Virginia, and was distinct from the New England settler.
In 1993 Philip Howard Gray attempted to resurrect this identification, on the basis of the 1653 letter [Penobscot Pioneers (Volume Three): Billings, Gray, Herrick (Camden, Maine, 1993), pp. 93-98]. His arguments are tortured and ad hominem , and do not overturn the conclusions of Colket. In particular, the 1653 letter includes the lament that "We have not a Preacher in near twenty miles of us." Colket correctly noted that Henry Herrick of Salem and Beverly was only two or three miles from the ministers of Salem and Wenham. Gray engages in a long discussion of the necessity of walking up Bass River to a fording place and back down the other side to Salem when the weather was too bad for the ferry to run. Such a circumstance would not have produced the line in the letter of 1653. More significantly, the social status of the New England Henry Herrick is much below that of the claimed Henry Herrick of Leicestershire.
Most secondary sources assert that Henry Herrick arrived in New England by 1629, and had married Edith Laskin by that date. This derives from the mistaken interpretation of the first list of Salem church members, which supposes that they were all founding members of the church in August 1629, when this list actually includes only those persons (and not even all of those) who had been at any time between 1629 and 1636 admitted to Salem church and were in December 1636 still alive and residing in Salem.
The second wife of Joseph Herrick has been identified as Mary Endicott, but this seems to be the result of editorial confusion in the publication of the Beverly church records. On 18 July 1686 "Joseph Hirreck Sr." and "Mary his wife" were admitted to full communion in the Beverly church, and on 19 June 1687 "Mary wife of Joseph Hirreck Jr." was similarly admitted. On 15 February 1678/80 three children of Joseph and Mary Herrick Jr. were baptized, and the editor gave the maiden name of Mary as Endicott; on 4 December 1681 Triphosa, daughter of Joseph and Mary Herrick, was baptized, and on this occasion the editor gave Mary's maiden surname as Dodge . All these baptisms would seem to be attributable to one couple, despite the editorial interpolations.
With "brother" Neale, Henry Herrick was appointed on 30 September 1644 to see that Mr. Norris (elder of the church) received sufficient wood [ STR 1:133]. With Edmond Grover, he witnessed the will of John Friend, April 1656 [ EQC 1:422]. With John Rayment, he took the inventory of the estate of Annis Balch on 25 November 1657.
On 29 January 1658/9 Henry Herrick was appointed to help Roger Conant and William Dodge settle Joseph Harding's bounds. At November Term 1661 he certified that he had helped to measure the highway at the clay pit by Roger Haskell's hill. When Edmund Grover's corn was trampled by Osmond Trask's cows, Henry Herrick deposed at November Term 1664 that Trask had taken the cows by force as Grover drove them to the pound.
Henry Herrick agreed to keep Richard Lambert's daughter from 1 January 1657[/8] to April 1658 and was paid small sums to provide her with clothes and sundries. Margaret White was evidently the servant of Henry Herrick in November 1651 when he was told to pay her charges [ EQC 1:244]. On 30 September 1662 Henry Herrick sued Frances Master "a Frenchman" for withholding a cow; prior to 30 November 1665 Herrick had an agreement with "Frances Masters, Frenchman," that his son, John Masters, was to live with Herrick for eleven and a half years.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Mary Walton Ferris wrote about Henry Herrick in her examination of the ancestry of Mary Beman Gates .
Estate of Henry Herrick of Beverly
Essex Probate Docket # 13133
I Henry Herick of the Towne of Beverly in the county of Essex in New England being in a decaying estate of body but in perfect mynd and memorye, through the Lords mercy do heerby make my last will and testament, wherby I commiting my body to the earth, and my soule to the mercy of god in Christ Jesus, I dispose of my estate in order following.
Impr. I give unto my dear & loveing wife Edith the westwardmost halfe of my now dwelling house, that is the lower roome and leantoo behind it, together with free egress and regress in and out of it, and also the use of the cellar, well, yard, out houseing & garden, these to have & injoy dureing her natural life, further I give to my sd wife foure of my best milch cowes & 4 sheepe which shee shall choose and all my household stufe, these to be at her absolute free dispose, also I give unto my sd wife, the sixt part of the fruits that shall be raysed from the corne lands, & orchard wch I leave with my executor Henry and in the possession of my sonn John.
Also I give unto my sonn Thomas all my wearing apparell exsept my best great coate and that 20 acres of land where his house standeth with ten pounds to be paid by my son John when my executor seeth need to supplye his wants. And if in case he live and dye a single pson, the lands shall remaine to my sons Ephraim & Joseph, equally devided & the ten pounds to my sonn Benjamin, if not made use of to supply him. Also I give my sonn Zachery one hundred Acres of land lyeing in Birch plaine which I bought of Francis & Henry Skerry of Salem with 5 acres of meadow lyeing in Wenham meadow belonging to it, and 16 acres of land more or lesse whereon his house standeth & fenced in by him.
Also I give my sonns Ephraim, Joseph, and John that farme I bought of Mr. Allford the 20 acres given to Thomas being first measured out to him, the rest to be equally devided betweene them three, yet soe that Ephraim & Joseph may injoy what they have impued(?) , and fenct, and John what is impued by Henry, soe as to pay the sixt part of the produce to my wife before exprest.
Also I give to my sonn John the two lotts I bought of Henry Rennolds of Salem & Richard Kemball of Wenham, also my sonn john is to have two acres of meadow in Boukards meadow, also the bedding he lyeth upon and my cart and plow with the chaine therof.
Also I give Ephraim moreover one milch cow & my best great coate and unto Joseph I give moreover two ewe sheepe & my timbar chaine.
I give unto my sonn Benjamyn all that pasture land, called by english pasture which joyneth on the east syde to Andrew Elliot, lyeing betweene the countrye high way & the mill River. I say all that land lyeing on the southeast syde of the sd country high way, the which pasture land with the apptenances. My will is shall remaine in the hands of my sonn Henry to improve untill Benjamyn be 21 years of age and in case he dye before he be 21 years of age I give the says land to my sonn Henry, he paying unto my children Zachry, Ephraim, Joseph & Elizabeth foure pounds a peece.
Also I give unto my daughter Elizabeth forty pounds viz. 14li. to be payd by my sonn Henry within three months after the confirmation of my will and the rest to be made up in 3 cowes & moveables allredy in her possesion. And to John, the youngest yoake of stears, and whatsoever I give to any of my children herein mentioned by his my will, I give them, their heirs, executors, administrators & assignes for ever.
And for the rest of my estate, not above mentioned, I give it all to my sonn Henry, he paying unto his mother the sixt part of the increase of the corne land & orchard dureing her life and providing for her the winter of foure milch cows, 4 sheep & her firewood redy cut for fire at the dore for all the year long and liberty to keep 3 swine at the dore, and ( give my sonn Ephraim one acre of meadow in buncars, Joseph 3 acres of meadow in buncars) And to have the uper use of the parlour & leaneto behind it with free egresse & regress to houseing yards for her, necessary occasions as is expresed during her life I say these things premised.
I give my sonn Henry my dwelling house out houseing orchard tillage land meadows pasture & woodland with my stock & whatever elce within dores & without, not above excepted makeing this my sayd sonn Henry my sole executor of this my last will.
In wittness whereof I have set my hand this 24 Nov 1670.
Proved in Salem court Mar 28 1671 by the witnesses.
Inventory of the estate of Henry Herricke of Beverly taken 15 Mar, 1671 by John Rayment, Sr., and Isaac Hull, Sr.
Source: Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol 5, p. 136.
Inventorv of the estate of Henry Herricke of Beverly, taken Mar. 15, 1670-71 by John Rayment, Sr. and Isaack Hull, Sr.: his dwelling howse wth orchard & 70 acrees of land more or lesse adjoyning to the same, 180li.; the English pasture wth the marsh & orchard in itt, 80li.; the farme bought of Mr. Allford conteining 2 hundred acres, 300li.; the farme bought of Henry & Franncis Skerry, 106 acres, 160li.; the 16 Acres of land wch is built uppon by Zakery Herrick, 32li.; the 15 Acres of land bought of Henry Reinald & Rich. Kemball, 22li. 10s.; 6 Acres of meadow in the bounds of Topsfeild, 30li.; Eleaven milch cowes, 40li., 2 oxen & 2 steires, 20li., 60li.; one horsse, 6li., 2 maires & 2 Coltes, 10li., 16li.; 32 sheepe & 17 lambes, 20li., 6 swyne, 3li., 23li.; his wearing apparrell, 7li., one bedd wth furniture, 2li., 9li.; one featherbedd & beddstedd wth the furniture belonging, 6li.; one other bedd & bedsted wth furniture theirunto, 3li.; brasse and pewter wth Earthen vessells in sundry dishes, 9li. 14s.; 3 Iron potts & other iron necissaries, 3li.; 4 bibles with other bookes, 2li.; one muskett, one sword, one rapier, one smothing iron, 2li. 5s.; 4 spining wheeles, wooden vessells, tubbs, traies, pailes, etc., 2li. 4s.; one great Table, one cubboard, 2 chaires, 2 formes, 5li.; 5 chests, 2li. 15s., one bedd & 2 blanketts, 2li. 8s., 5li. 3s.; Tickin for bedd & boulster wth a sett of curtaines, 7li. 10s.; 30 yarrd linnen cloth, a pillow, sheete & feathers, 5li. 2s.; 6 diaper napkins & 20 other napkins & 4 pillowbears, 3li. 14s.; 3 paire of sheets and one Table cloth, 4li.; one paire of cart boxes & hoopes, 2 chaines, 2 old axes, 2 old howes wth a grindstone, an iron Trevitt, 2 old tubbs, 2li. 5s.; looking glasse, box and some other Trifles, 10s.; total, 974li. 17s.
Attested in Ipswich court Mar. 28, 1671 by Henry Herick.pp221-222
2401. Edith LASKIN
She became a member Salem Church before 1636 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Widow Editha survived Henry Herrick. In a 28 November 1672 deposition she stated that she was 60 years old. Editha was included in the 27 March 1677 distribution of her son Benjamin Herrick's estate which shows that she was living on that date. [There is an Editha Herrick death record for Beverly, MA for 16 March 1659 that is not the wife of immigrant Henry Herrick (1598-1671). Perhaps they had a child Editha that died on that day.]
2402. Robert CROSS Sr.
Robert CROSS was born on 26 Jun 1613 in Charlinch, Somersetshire, England. (2151) He was christened on 26 Jun 1613 in Charlinch, Somersetshire, England.(2152) He emigrated on 24 May 1634 to Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony. (2153)(2154) Came on the Mary and John, which left Southampton, England 24 Mar 1633/34. He was accompanied by his soon-to-be bridge Anna JORDAN and her parents Stephen and Susanna JORDAN.
Robert Cross (1613-1696) immigrated from England to New England and he was a proprietor at Ipswich, MA by 1635. 1634 Arrived from Ipswich, England on a ship named "Mary & John"
Church Membership: admission to Ipswich church prior to 30 March 1658.
Oath of allegiance at Ipswich in 1689
In 1635 he married Hannah "Anna" Jordan (1617-1677) [she immigrated with her father and her sister from England to New England in 1634 and they settled in Ipswich, MA] at Ipswich and they had 12 children in the Ipswich, MA area. They initially lived on 6 acres of Ipswich, MA land adjoining her father's land (Robert Cross sold this Ipswich land in 1679).
Robert Cross served in the Pequot War in 1636-7 and received 6 acres of marshland on the Chebacco River for this service. The family at some point moved to live and farm on this Chebacco River property. Robert Cross acquired more property at Chebacco, which was part of Ipswich, MA at this time. In 1644-5 he was granted 20 acres of upland and 10 acres of marsh "at Chebacco beyond the neck" and on 16 July 1654 he acquired Daffe Adown Dille (an island in the Chebacco River) and the adjoining farm from Nicholas Marble. That island was soon known as Cross Island and Robert Cross gave Cross Island to his son Stephen Cross in about 1665. Tradition says that he gave the island to his son at the insistence of Stephen Cross's future mother-in-law who insisted that Stephen Cross be a landowner before she would allow him to marry her daughter.
On 16 April 1678 the residents of Chebacco, including Robert Cross, petitioned the Court for permission to start a new church/ministry at Chebacco. People generally made this request when they wanted to make the area they lived at into a proper town with its own church. The petition was denied.
On 04 February 1679 they petitioned the Court for permission to establish a meeting house and to call Mr. Shepard as their minister. The petition was denied.
On 29 May 1679 they petitioned the Court for permission to start a new church/ministry and agreed to continue paying the ministerial taxes for the existing Ipswich church/ministry for as long as the current minister was there. Tradition says that at some point in 1679 a meeting house was erected at Chebacco by the women since the men did not have permission to do so. The Court did finally grant a hearing on the matter and on 14 June 1679 it granted Chebacco residents permission to start their new church/ministry. It also mandated that they apologize to the Court for raising a meeting house without permission.
"On March 17, 1685/6, Robert Cross conveyed his Chebacco Farm to his sons Robert and Stephen, who were to pay his debts and funeral expenses. Apparently he was to continue to live on the farm for the rest of his life." Sons Robert and Stephen were to pay legacies to their 5 sisters and to a niece. Robert Cross sued John Burnham in an attemp to recover 30 acres of land in Ipswich, MA that Robert Cross believed belonged to him. Robert Cross won the case and recovered the land. In the process of the lawsuit Robert Cross made a deposition on 05 December 1693 which confirmed his marriage and the birthdates of some of his children (Elizabeth, Mary, Martha). Daughters Elizabeth and Martha and sons Robert and Stephen also made depositions in the lawsuit. John Andrews (age 72) was part of it and he called Robert Cross "my brother" which was because he had married Jane Jordan who was the sister of Robert Cross's wife Hannah "Anna" Jordan. Robert Cross said "I am the ancientest man and first proprietor that ever lived on the south side of Chebacco River". Robert Cross signed this petition.
Daughter Mary Cross (born 1640) married Ephraim Herrick (1637-1692) in 1661 and they had 8 children at Beverly, MA. Widow Mary Cross Herrick was reportedly living in 1710 at Preston, CT where several of her children also lived.
Sources: Genealogical Dictionary by Savage, 1860; Butlers and Kinsfold by E. E. Butler, 1944; Goodman Family History by A. E. Goodmas (deposition on page 67); History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton; NEHGR v.68 April 1914 by A. Titus (Roger Chatell research)
He came to Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts on the ship christened Mary & John in 1634; The ship left Southampton, England 24 March 1633/34. He was accompanied by his bride to be, Anna Jordan. Her parents, Stephen and Susanna Jordan, also came with them.
Robert Cross Served as a soldier in the Pequot Indian War in 1637.
He was granted six acres of land adjoining that of his father-in-law Stephen Jordan in 1635 in Ipswich, Essex, MA. Six acres of planting ground on the South syde the Towne River upon y whereof hee hath built an house the whole six acres being bounded on the South by six acres of the lyke ground formerly granted to Henry Wilkinson and Robert Hayes now in the possession of Thomas Emerson on the North by a planting lott of Stephen Jordaine Also six acres of ground at Sagamore Hill having a planting lott of Thomas Sherman on the West and a ycell of Ln nde of Richard Lumkin on the East to enjoy to him his heirs and assigns forever Entered the 5 of the first month 1638 into the Towne booke folio 17
He served as a soldier in 1637 in Pequot Indian War (1637). He Granted a small lot of marshland for his services in the war in 1639 in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Robert Cross appeared in a court case in 1649. Robert believed that the magistrates were against him and in the same year he was admonished for his word.
He moved to a 40 acre farm purchased from John Burnham, whome he later brought suit against. In 1657 he again appeared in court. Stephen Jordan and Robert Cross were both sued by Governor Bradstreet of whom had previously entrusted them with the care of 30 sheep. The care of the sheep were given to the sons of Robert who were creless with their duty and may have been responsible for the death of many of the sheep.
Records & Files of Essex county, Mass: Book: 974.45 P2e vol. 6, pg:112: Robert Crosse, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that he was with Mr. George Gidding, merchant, Booshop and old Goodman Lord about ten or eleven years when they laid out the highway between Ipswich and Gloster. It was laid out through Mr. Cogswels farm which later was bought by the town for than end, and so over the bridge and through John Cogeswelles farm, John Burnomes, Sr., and Richard Bradbrookes to the bound tree, which deponent showed them. Sworn: 29 Nov 1675 before Samuel Symonds, Dep. Gov.
Pioneers Of Massachusetts: Book: 974.4 D3P; Robert, Cross in Ipswich . Owned Property in 1635. Served in the Pequot War. His case referred to Ipswich Court by the general Court on 1 November 1640. His dau. M: William Nelson; Son Stephen deposed in court in 1663, age 161/2 years. Dau. Martha married William Dirkee in 1664. He deeded land on 13 November 1674 to son Stephen and his wife Elizabeth, to be given them at his death.
Cross was not happy with his daughter, Martha, because she had developed a relationship with William Durkee. Martha left home to live with her sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth consulted Goodman Story, who advised Cross told her Robert that Martha was in a sorrowful condition to and advised him to permit her to marry. Cross not only disapproved but sued William Durkee for abusing his daughter. Durkee counter sued that Cross had withdrawn his consent after giving it. Whatever the result of the suits, William and Martha married anyway.
Records & Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts; Volume V-1672-1674: Pgs: 78, 139, 185, 186, 206, 423, 436; Vol. 7: Ephraim Fulsham verses Robert Cross for telling peernicious lie, saying that he went away dead freight, when he demanded a parces of boards on the account of Mr. Wm Sinonds. Nonsuited
Jno. Lee'sf account of what boards Robert Cross received at Lamperell river to carry to Boston for him: ... Robert Crosse delivered for Lee to Joseph Evely, at Lamperell river, 100 feet; to Mary Waimouth at the Us of Shoules, 125 feet: delivered at Boston, 500 feet; total, 725 feet.
Robert Cross, Sr., of Ipswich, Mass.---In the office of the clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court in Boston, in a volume of Births, Marriages and Deaths, fo. 85, is preserved the original manuscript of a deposition by Robert Cross, Sr., of Ipswich, Mass., made 5 Dec. 1693, . . .
Robert Cross, Senr. appeared and produced a Catalogue an account of ye birth of his Children to which he gave oth, that it was Entered in ye days of ye birth of them.
In which is Thus Written Robert and Anna Cross was married ye 20th August in ye year 1635. Elizabeth Cross was born ye 4 of August 1636 it being the 5th day of the week Mary Cross was born ye 14 of June it being ye 4th day of ye week in ye year 1640. Martha Cross was born ye 15th day of March. It being ye second day of ye week in ye year 1643. Jura't. Dec'er ye 5th 1693 Before Thomas Wade Justice of Peace. . . . Elizabeth married William Nelson, Martha married William Dirkee, and Mary married Ephraim Herrick of Salem.
Mary Cross's brother Stephen Cross married Elizabeth Cheney in about 1665. It is said that his father Robert Cross spoke with her mother, widow Cheney, about the marriage of his son and her daughter and widow Cheney refused to consent to the marriage until the groom became a landowner and that father Robert Cross then gave the groom an island he owned in the Chebacco River and the two were married. The island became known as Cross Island.
Mary Cross's brother Robert Cross is said to have dug up a Sagamore Indian grave in 1667 and to have carried the skull around upon a pole. Presumably he had been drinking. For "his barbarous and inhuman conduct" he was inprisoned until next lecture day and after meeting that day was put in the stocks. He was afterward compelled to "make up" the grave.
"Robert Cross had two bound servants, Nicholas Vauden and Lawrence Clinton. Vauden ran away several times, each time being pursued, captured and returned, and in 1670 he was fined 40 pounds, branded on the forehead and forced to wear a collar. Clinton married an aging spinster who bought off his remaining time. Her family sued Cross, saying that he had connived with Clinton to get her money. They won the case but when Cross appealed he matter he won the review. Clinton meanwhile departed happily to Rhode Island and Connecticut for greener pastures!!" He appeared in court before 1685.
He sues his mother-in-law:
Robert Crose sr and John Andrews sr v Susana Jordan widow of Stephen Jordan for withholding one half of the goods the late Stephen Jordan bequeathed to them in his will also some other legacies from said Jordan under color of an order of Ipswich court and surreptitiously obtained for want of true information in plaintiffs absence dated Nov 29 1670 signed by Daniel Denison J for the court and served by Robert Lord J marshal by attachment of the household goods of defendant.
Rob Crose's and John Andruse's bill of cost 38s 4d Grandfather Jorden account of what was delivered to Newberie whilest he was weak too Booshelles of Indon Come 6s a Lardg Red wastcoat 11s five peckes of wheat 6s 3d three powndes of suger 2s for more 1s Corrantes 1s 6d too quartters of veale 5s too yeardes & halfe Cloath 11s 3d charges at Goodman Shortes 14s total 2li 18s
The Jury aprehending the Hounored Court haue declared the will of Steuen Jordan to be good and yet haue past an act for the widow to hold all y Estate her life desire to know there determination.
Robt Crose John Andrewes and Marshal Lord deposed that after they had arrested her at Neubarie they demanded what became of the cattle twenty pounds worth which they sent and she answered that they were disposed of but would not give any account Her son who was near by also said that they were not bound to give any account Sworn in court.
Letter of attorney dated 15 1 1671 from Susan her mark Jorden to Capt William Gerrish and Tristram Coffin of Nubry to appear for her in the action brought by said Crose and Andrews or their wives etc Wit Abraham Toppan and Abiell Somer by.
Anna Crosse aged twenty one years deposed that the messengers that came to their house from Neubarie for cattle were asked by her father if the selectmen sent them and they said they did Sworn in court.
Copy of the will and inventory of Steephen Jordon made Nov 12 1670 by Robert Lord recorder
Tristram Coffin aged thirty nine years and Anthony Somer by aged sixty one years deposed that whereas Stephen Jordan of Newbury being in a very weak condition a long time and not able to supply himself nor wife with things necessary for his so low condition and being in debt & could not pay it complaint being made to the selectmen of Newbury to consider their condition for a supply upon the said complaint the selectmen im ployed Tristram Coffin abouesaid to go to Ipswich to speak with the said Steuen Jordans two sons in law Rob Crosse & John Andrews to inform them in what condition their father was in the which was done And within a while after Robt Cross & John Andrews came to Newbury to their fathers house and we the deponents with others being present aduiseing with them about a way for a supply for there father then & there both Rob Crosse & John Andrewes did owne & acknouledg that they had an estate of their fathers in their possession which their father had giuen them with this prouiso if he had need of it or did call for it then they the said Rob Cross & John Andrews was to returne it againe to him they said they could not tell how much was remaineing in their hands til they came home but what there was remaineing they would returne Sworn in court
On or shortly before 12 March 1685/6, "Robert Cross Senior yeoman in Ipswich" agreed with "my natural sons Robert & stephen Cross" that they would, after their father's decease, pay to "my beloved wife Mary Cross twenty pounds, sh laying no further claim to my estate," to "my natural daughters, that is to Elizabeth, Mary, Martha, Hannah and Sary twenty pounds apiece" to my granddaughter Elizabeth Nellson"ten pounds, in return for which payments the two sons were to have equal parts "all my whole farm, upland & meadows, lying in Ipswich, ... & also my islands there, upland ground & meadows," the father retaining the use of them during his life, "also I the abovesaid Robert Cross do promise & at my death do make over to the abovesaid Robert & Stephen my sons all my housing, household stuff, moveables, cattle, &xc., all my debts, monies & whatever of worldly goods I shall leave to them, their heirs &c., all the premises to be equally divided to the said rob(er)t & Stephen".
2404. William WOODBURY
William and Elizabeth had the following children:
i Hannah WOODBURY was born 1617 and died 1703.
ii Nicholas Filius Wilhelmi WOODBURY was born 9 Apr 1618 and died 19 May 1686.
iii William Filius Wilhelmi WOODBURY was born 7 May 1620 and died 1668/1669.
iv Andrew Filius Wilhelmi WOODBURY was born 1 Mar 1622 and died 29 Jun 1655.
v Hugh WOODBURY was born 1624 and died before 1705.
vi Isaac WOODBURY was born 1626. He died before Jan 1694.
vii Isaac WOODBURY was born about 1630 in So Petherton, Somersetshire, England. He died 30 Aug 1697. Isaac married Mary WILKS on 9 Oct 1671.
viii Isaac WOODBURY was born about 1636 in Salem, Essex, MA. He died before 20 Nov 1694 in Salem, , MA. Isaac married Elizabeth THORNDIKE, daughter of Paul THORNDIKE Captain and Mary PATCH. Elizabeth was born 14 Oct 1670 in Beverly, Essex, MA. She died 12 Jun 1727.
ix Nathaniel WOODBURY was born about Nov 1639 in Salem, Essex, MA and was christened 11 Nov 1639 in So Petherton, Somersetshire, England. He died before 1676.
William is thought to be the brother of John Woodbury, the Salem "Planter." While this may be, the author hasn't seen evidence to support it other than that they apparently lived near each other in England and that they both settled in Salem, MA. Evidence strongly indicates that William was the man of that name who married Elizabeth Patch at South Petherton, Somerset, Eng., in 1617. Three of their children were baptized there and very likely two more in Misterton, Somerset. The names of these children and a wife named Elizabeth correspond to what is known of the family of William in New England. There was a Nicholas Patch baptized in South Petherton who appears to be the man of that name who settled in Salem near the Woodburys and often appears with them in court records. He was likely Elizabeth's brother, and it may have been him or perhaps a father of the same name for whom William and Elizabeth's first child, Nicholas, was named. It is also significant that their daughter Hannah married James Patch, a son of Nicholas. Other children may eventually be found in English church records to further confirm that this is the family that settled in Salem.
William is said, without apparent evidence, to have sailed with John Woodbury to Salem in 1628. He may have come over with John's wife and son John, Jr., who arrived no later than early 1636. He had a 40 acre grant in Salem by 1636. An account of the division of marsh and meadow land says that he had ten in his family in late 1637. This corresponds to the English births found thus far with the addition of Hugh, two more probably born in the mid 1620s where there is a conspicuous gap and another born between 1632 and 1636. These unknown children probably died by 1663, when William did not name them in his will. It is also possible that the additional people in the household were not William and Elizabeth's children or children at all. For having a family numbering over six, he was given one acre of marsh and meadow.
On 17 October 1638 he was granted 20 acres at Mackerel Cove, which is now a part of Beverly, MA. This may have been the land granted to him on 2 March 1637 "In consideration of laying out a 2 acre lot in town [probably a village lot] [he] is to have a parcel of marsh lying before his 10 acre lot & so much upland ground at the other end as to make him level with other men."
William, Sr., received two or three small grants of land near the Old Planters. He appears to have had other occupations besides agriculture, from a letter, dated 1648, addressed to him and John Balch from Tristam Dolliber of Stoke Abbas, County Dorset ; it shows he was in London on business that or the previous year.
In 1652, Tristam Dolliber confers the power of attorney on William Woodbury and Samuel Dolliber of Marblehead. These documents are in the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Register, vol. 31, page 312, July, 1877.
William was admitted to the church at Salem on 29 December 1639. His wife was likely the Elizabeth who joined on 6 September 1640. On 30 March 1640 William and another man "shall keepe the milch cattell & heifers that are like to calve this sumer & such bulls as are necessarie for the heard: excluding all other dry cattell" between 6 April and 15 November 1640. "They are to drive out the Cattell when the Sun is halfe an hower high & to bring them in when the sun is halfe an hour high. The Cattle are to be brought out in the morning into the pen neere to Mr. Downing's pale [stockade fence]." Those that did not bring their cattle in on time to join the herd were to pay for any damages that may have occurred if they were unattended. Three men had bulls to offer for this breeding effort and were paid 20 shillings each for it. William was a plaintiff in an undescribed case against William "Jygls" in the same year. He was chosen for grand jury duty at the court in Salem in 1643, 1644, 1647, and for the "jury of trials" (inferior court) in 1649.
William had settled near the other Woodburys at Mackerel Cove by this time, being chosen to receive goods there on behalf of the town. Woodbury Point is named for them and as prosperous fishermen, they had slips and warehouses on the water in this vicinity. It was also his location that probably caused the town to choose him (with Richard Brackenbury) to lay out a road between Salem ferry and the head of Jeffrey's Creek (now the town of Manchester east of Beverly) wide enough to accomodate horseback riding and cattle driving. The men were paid 12 shillings each for the effort out of the town taxes. William was paid 7 shillings, 6 pence by the estate of Margaret Pease about 1644 for keeping a heifer and for some part of "wintering" her. On 6 July 1647 William "& Co." and his probable brother-in-law Nicholas Patch, "Sr.," inhabitants of Mackerel Cove, presented a petition to the court to be exempted from watch duty. He was appointed one of the executors of the will of John Balch on 15 May 1648.
William was among the petitioners for a new parish to be created at Beverly in 1667. This was one attempt to this end among several. William and other townsmen had signed a similar petition in 1659.
William Woodbury (1589-1677) and Elizabeth Patch (born 1594) were both born and raised at South Petherton, Somerset, England. They married there in 1617 and started their family there. They had 3 children at South Petherton and 3 children at Misterton and 1 child at Beverly, MA after they immigrated to New England.
William's family name is spelled variously depending on the document. He signed "Woodberry," as did his sons Hugh and Nicholas, although the carver of Nicholas' gravestone used "Woodbury." John, the "Planter" and his son Humphrey signed "Woodbery." The name surely derives from an English geographic description of a wooded place (wood "bury") and "Woodbury" is a common spelling in this family, although more so in later generations. In written records such as town minutes and birth records, spelling was at the discretion of the clerk. Family intent is best found in the signatures, but many people learned to sign their name without otherwise being able to write or spell well. Some relied on phonetics. Since even the Woodburys themselves in these early generations aren't known to have been literate, the spelling "Woodbury" is used for these articles.
John Woodbury (perhaps William Woodbury's older brother) was the first Woodbury known to have immigrated from England to New England. John Woodbury went first to Cape Ann in 1624 with the "Dorchester Company" and then to Naumkeag (soon Salem) in 1626. John Woodbury went back to England in 1627 for supplies and he brought his son Humphrey (19 years old) to New England on his return in 1628. The rest of John Woodbury's family (wife and children) soon came to New England, too.
William Woodbury (1589-1677) had immigrated from England to New England by the 1630s. He was granted 40 acres at Salem, MA in 1636. On 02 March 1637 he laid out a 2 acre homelot in town and as his family was 10 people at that time (over 6) there was 1 acre of marsh and meadow granted also. [There are 6 Woodbury children known from English records and one born in 1639 in Beverly, MA. The birth dates listed are actually their baptismal dates. There were possibly children born in 1625 and 1627 in England and another in the 1630s in New England that didn't survive until William Woodbury's will of 1663. The will is where we get the children's names for the FGS.]
On 17 October 1638 William Woodbury was granted 20 acres at Mackerel Cove (now part of Beverly, MA) just east of Thissel's Brook and Patch's Beach on what is now called Woodbury Point. William Woodbury built a large double oak-framed home that came to be called the "garrison house" and the Woodbury's of Woodbury Point "became prosperous fishermen and had slips and wharehouses" there. William Woodbury was listed as a herdkeeper in 1640, as a Freeman on 02 June 1641, and as serving on juries in 1643 and 1644 and 1647 and 1649. Tradition says that William Woodbury's cow got away from him and took a short-cut home and in the process created a path that became the first road in Beverly, MA. William Woodbury received 12s for helping lay out a road between Salem Ferry and the head of Jeffrey's Creek (now Manchester) "wide enough for horseback-riding and cattle driving". In the 1654 New England expedition William Woodbury piloted a vessel in the fleet sent to capture St. John's and Port Royal. William Woodbury was among the petitioners for a "new parish" to be official and that it be called "Beverly" in 1667 (they had tried in 1659 also). William Woodbury's will was dated 05 June 1663 and it was proved 26 June 1677. His holdings had been conveyed to his children earlier than this (ie William and Elizabeth Woodbury conveyed their Beverly home plus 14 acres to son Nicholas Woodbury on 23 September 1670). Elizabeth Patch Woodbury is believed to have survived her husband by a year or 2. This was written of William Woodbury's (1589-1677) family: "Few enterprises of great pith and moment were set on foot in the colony except a Woodbury was of the party, and they seem to have been ready early and late, whether in humble or comspicuous stations and whatever might betide, to bear a man's part."
Son William Woodbury (1620-1674) married Judith Fine (born England, died 1702 MA) in 1651 in Stepney, England. It is believed that William Woodbury (1620-1674) immigrated from England to New England with his parents and siblings in the 1630s and that he became a mariner and that he returned to England to marry and start his family. Their first 4 children were christened at St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England and the father was listed as "William Woodbury, mariner". William Woodbury (1620-1674) and his family are believed to have immigrated to New England in about 1664 and they settled at Beverly, MA and had 2 more children there.
Granddaughter Judith Woodbury (1667-1745), daughter of William Woodbury (1620-1674), married Ephraim Herrick (1664-1712) in 1687 at Beverly, MA and they started their family there. They had 4 children at Beverly, MA and then moved to Preston, CT and had 5 more children there.
William's will was written 5 June 1663 and proved 26 June 1677:
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth my Dwelling house with the land adjoyning unto it as allso whatsoever other Land I Doe posesse and enjoy, save what I shall except in this I will to give unto my sonne William.
It: I give unto my said Wife all my household stuffe and other goods debts Dews Cattle or whatsoever else aperteines unto my wife paying these Legacycs here under expressed.
It: I give unto my eldest sonne Nicholas twenty shillings
It: I give unto my sonne William ten shillings as allso five akers of land which lyes nere snake hill and adjoynes unto ten akers of his owne
It: I give unto my sonne Andrew & Hugh my sonne Isacke and Daughter Hannah Haskels to each of them ten shillings the piece Constitutetinge & ordeining my said wife Elizabeth sole Executrix of this my will." Wit: John Thorndike, Nicholas (his mark) Pache and Richard (his mark) Brackenbury.
Inventory of the estate of William Woodbery, aged about eighty-eight years, deceased 29 : 11 :1676, appraised by William (his mark) Dixsy and John Hill : cotes, ili.; lining cloth, 21i. 16s.; ticking, 12s. 6d.; shets and shirts, ili. 12s. 8d.; 4 yds of carsy, 1 li. 4s.; yards and 3 quarters cloth, us.; bags, 15s.; 4 yards sad colerd cloth, 18s.; 12 yds. penisstone, ili. 16s.; to yards coten, 6s.; one paire stockings, 2s.; bed and furnituer, 31i.; plators, 5s.; brass pots, 12s.; 3 kitells, ili. Debts, due from Nicolas Woodbere, 181i.; from Hugh Woodberre, 41i. 9s.; from Hana Bradford, 21i. 2s.; from John Patch, ili. l0s.; monney, 31i.; total, 451i. us. 2d.(21)
His inventory gives his death date and age at death as about 88. The inventory says he died in the 11th month, which at that time was January, not November. Given that, he most likely would have turned 89 in 1677, placing his birth about 1588. His marriage is from various sources, the original from the South Petherton parish register has not been seen.
Sources: Genealogical Dictionary by Savage, 1860; Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by M. W. Ferris, 1943; History of Essex County, MA, 1888; Jon W. King's "Ancester of Jon Wendell King" homepage at genealogy.com; research by Doug Sinclair; research by Charla Woodbury; English church records
2405. Elizabeth PATCH
Elizabeth also married John WALKER in 1679.
Elizabeth, bapt. 16 Apr. 1594; m. at South Petherton, 29 Jan. 1617/18. William Woodburt. They emigrated to New England and settled at Salem, Mass., where he had a grant of land in 1637. He was admitted to the church at Salem 29 Dec. 1639, and hia wife was admitted to the church 21 Oct. 1640. He was admitted as freeman 2 June 1641, and d. 29 Jan. 1676/7, aged (according to his inventory) abt. 88. In his will, dated 5 June 1663 and proved 26 June 1677, he names wife Elizabeth, sons Nicholas (the eldest), William, Andrew, Hugh, and Isaac, and dau. Hannah Haskell. His dau. Hannah, who d. at Ipswich, Mass., in 1703, m. (1) abt. 1646 her first cousin, James Patch (6, ii), q.v., and m. (2) Mark Haskell.
2406. Joseph GLOVER
In documents and published sources, Joseph Glover is also referred to as Jose or Josse Glover
d. 1638, English nonconformist minister, generally considered the father of printing in the English colonies of North America. He visited New England c.1634 and on his return to England solicited support for what became Harvard College. He also bought a printing press and equipment and contracted for the services of Stephen Daye and his household (including Matthew Daye). Glover died on the voyage to America. His wife came into control of the printing equipment, and Stephen and Matthew Daye worked for her.
The Reverend Joseph Glover, a Puritan clergyman, decided on a tactical retreat in 1638. The Anglican Church's persecution had made life in England difficult, but he figured he could go to the Massachusetts colony and from there wage a propaganda war against the English archbishop. Glover bought a printing press, a stock of paper, and a font of type.
The plan went awry. Glover died en route. The question, then, was what was to become of the press. As events turned out, Glover's widow soon married John Dunster, president of the new Harvard College, and the press went to the college. The operation took on the name of Cambridge Press -- the first press in the British colonies.
Brothers Matthew and Stephen Jr. Day, who were on the ship with their father, Reverend Glover, and they had learned enough about printing to take on operation of the Cambridge Press. But what to print? It was soon evident that the Reverend Glover's vision for an anti-Anglican propaganda mill had been eclipsed by events. The hated Archbishop William Laud back in England had been deposed, and the English civil war was occupying the energies of the crown. The colonies were being left pretty much on their own on religious matters and other matters too.
2407. Elizabeth HARRIS
In 1641, Dunster married Elizabeth (Harris) Glover, widow of Joseph Glover.* When Elizabeth Glover Dunster died in 1643, she left her property, including land and a printing press, to Dunster, along with shared administrative responsibility for her estate and five children. Dunster continued to operate the printing business until 1654, when he sold the press to Harvard College.
From Proprietors' Records
Mrs. Glover. Bought of Mr. John Haynes Esquire one house with outhouses, Garden & Court Yard, one Roode of ground more or less Longe street southwest, the merkate place southeast Spring street Northeast Edmund anger northwest.
2408. William FELLOWS
Children of William FELLOWS and Mary AYRES were as follows:
i Isaac FELLOWS, born 1637 in London, London, England; died 6 Apr 1721.
ii Ephraim FELLOWS, born Mar 1640/41 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
iii Samuel FELLOWS, born abt 1641 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1713.
iv Joseph FELLOWS, born abt 1650 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
v Elizabeth FELLOWS, born 14 Jul 1644 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
vi Abigail FELLOWS, born abt 1646 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died bef 1714.
vii Sarah FELLOWS, born 26 Jul 1657 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
viii Mary FELLOWS, born abt 1650 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. She married on 23 Nov 1666 Josiah BROWN, born abt 1630 in Malford, Worcestershire, England; died 29 Jan 1690 in Reading, Essex, Massachusetts, son of Nicholas BROWN and Elizabeth LIDE.
William Fellows left England on March 22, 1635 on the ship "Planter" and arrived in Boston on April 11, 1635. On the ship's list he is indentified as William Felloe, shoemaker, aged 24. William's age was recorded as 24 years. The ships' Captain was Nicholas Travice and their arrival in Boston was on April 11, 1635. His wife, Mary Ayres and his oldest son Isaac William were not listed.
Substantiation over William's birth year is found in court records during a trial over the boundary line between the farms of Mr Richard Saltonstall and Mr Wade which began in the Mar 29, 1659 session of court at Ipswich and carried over to a September session, and on the 27th of the month William Fellows himself testified. The court recognized him as " William Fellows, aged about fifty years, deposed that about fourteen years ago........"
From Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony we find the following, "In the earliest contract with the cowherds mentioned in our Town Records, under date of September, 1639, agreement was made with Wm. Fellows to keep the herd of cows on the south side of the river." His contract read; "to drive them out to feed before sunne be half an hour high and not bring them home before half an hour before sunset". The contract ran from April 15th to November 15th and the pay was either in corn or money, a total of fifteen pounds.
There were three men named Fellows in early New England - William, Samuel and Richard. Some have attempted to describe the relationship between the three and their possible origin in England, but none have presented a conclusive case. The ancestry of William is from Fellows Families: First American Settlers and Possible English Origins, by Erwin W. Fellows, in NEHGR 138:17.
Louis Dow Scisco, in Fellows, Fallowes, Fellow and Like Names, notes the following for William, citing Essex County, MA records:
- Born about 1609, according to a deposition made in 1659.
- About March 26, 1639 he bought a six-acre tract owned by the Wyth estate at Ipswich.
- On March 5, 1639-40, he took contract to be chief herder of the town cattle from April to November.
- Late in 1640 or early in 1641 his son Ephraim was born, according to depositions in 1668 and 1674.
- On Frebruary 28, 1641/2, he was listed among 111 townsmen of Ipswich that held rights of commonage.
- June 2, 1641 selected as Freeman
- Oct. 1643 achieved status of Commoner. The term "Commoner" refers to an arrangement between settlers, who for purposes of protection, arranged their homes next to a "Common", consisting of land of sufficient size to mutually protect all their livestock.
- In October, 1643, he was one of 26 townsmen fined for not returning their powder supply to the custodian.
- On December 19, 1648, he was one of the subscribers to the salary fund for Daniel Dennison as head of the town militia.
- On December 22, 1648, he was one of 20 townsmen who received bounties for killing foxes.
- On March 25, 1651, he was a trial juror at the county court.
- On August 26, 1653, he was summoned to county court as witness in a
- On March 28, 1654, he was summoned at county court to be a freeman of the colony.
- On March 25, 1656, he was trial juror at county court.
- On February 16, 1659/60, he took conveyance of several parcels of land.
- In November, 1661, he joined with John Ayres in petition to county court on behalf of the property rights of the minor children of "our sister" Sarah, recently widow of Lampson.
- On September 27, 1664, he was a trial juror at county court.
- On September 24, 1667, he was on a grand jury at county court.
- On November 24, 1668, he joined in petition for court clemency toward a neighbor who inveighed against magistrates.
- On March 21, 1669/70, he was put on a town committee to restrict tree cutting on town lands.
- On September 27, 1670, he was a trial juror at county court.
- On September 16, 1671, he was one of the appraisers of the Wells estate.
- On September 24, 1672, he was on a grand jury at county court.
- On November 29, 1676, he made his last will and testament.
- On December 27, 1676, inventory of the estate was made, showing recent death of the testator.
- On March 27, 1677, the will was presented for probate before the county authorities.
Ipswich on Jan 26, 1639 court appointed estate sale of the late Humphrey Wisse of Ipswich where William Fellows bought "the house and house-lot of one acre and a planting lot of six acres, with appurtenances".
Nov. 15, 1649 sold 15 acres to John Pierpont on the Great Brook towards the north.
Feb. 7, 1658 obtained a farm on the south side of the river, bounded by the Mill Brook West.
In 1666 William along with John Proctor Senior, jointly purchased a four rod lot with a house on the west corner of Green Street and the Meeting House Green. The double ownership continued during his life, but on Dec 21, 1676, Williams' executors bought the Proctor interest from the family heirs.
William's will is dated Nov. 29, 1676 and proved on Mar. 27, 1677.
I having perfit memory I commit my soull to god and my body to ye graue and bequea my earthly goods as followeth my will is yt my wif shall have one rome in my house to her self and for her uese dewring her life yt is to say ye parler and to have twelve pounds yearly paid her in merchantable pay by my three Sons /Ephram Samuel Joseph/ and likewis it is my will yt my wif should have two of my /best/ Cowes and to be kept by my sonns winter and Somer for my wifs uese and my wif shall have liberty to keep two swine and like wise my sons shall maintain her with convenient fiering winter and somer as long as she lives a widow and like wise tis my will yt my wife shall have a conveanant peice of land for a gearing and a quarter of a acker of good land yearly to sow flaxe on and it is my will yt my wif shall have all ye household goods at her dispossel tis my will yt my sonne Isack shall have my march lote at hog Iland adid to that which I have giving him already and my will is yt my other three sonns yt is Ephram Samuel and Joseph shall have ye other half of my farme and ye rest of my sault march with ye buildings and stock /and corn/ upon ye farme to be posest of it after my deseas only to fulfill to thr mother what is above menchoned and to pay all /my/ debts and legisis as foloweth tis my will yt my daughter mary shall have ten pounds paid her within two yeare after my deseas and it is my will yt my othr three daughters Elisebeth abegill Sary shall have tewenty pounds a peice one half paid them two years after my deseas ore one thr day or mariag and ye othr half two years after yt and after my debts are all paid my will is yt my daughters should be maid equale with ther three brothers Ephram Samuele Joseph only fifty pounds yt my Sonne Isack is to pay after my wifs deseas shall be devided equaly amongst my three daughters Elisebeth abigil Sary and then to be equallised with thr brothers aboue menshnd.
Witness: William (his X mark) Story, Senear, Thomas Burnon, senier, Samuel Ingals, Seanir.
(No executor was named. Administration was granted to the three sons in Ipswich court, 27 March 1677. Probate Records of Essex County. ( published by Essex Institute, Salem 1920, Vol. 3, pp. 128-129))
Inventory taken Dec 27 1676 by Henry Benet William Story Sener and Thomas Burnum Senior his wearing Ap parrell 9li 4s paire of Oxen 12li Three Cowes 10li 10s five Heifers 14li 10s Two yearelings 4li Three Calves 3li 10s Horse kind 12li 10s Sheep 21li Swine 5li Timber Chaine Draft Chains Carts wheeles hoops boxes Spanshackle Plowe Plowe Irons Beetle wedges slead & sum other small things two Axes & Muck forke 13li Is l0d 15 bushells of wheat 3li 15s Rie Hi 18s Three scoare & ten bushells of Early 14li 4 bushells of pease 16s flax 12s Ten bushells of Indian come 2 bush of oates Hi 15s Sixty bushells of Indian Corne in ye Barne 9li 38 Acres of upland at home and 26 Acres of Marsh 250li all the Howsinge 100li hookes & Ringes 2s 6d Cart roape Traisses & Coller 15s oard & other small things with a hamer 7li 1Is 6d bridle & Saddle Hi Sythes with their taceling 11s one piece of old Iron & 2 pr sheepe sheers 3s 4d one dore Lock & yoake hookes 6s 6d fowre Rod of Ground on the meting house hill where ye old house stood A pair of Stillyards Hi 5s beefe pork Chese Apples & butter lHi 2s 6d Bedd & bed Cloathes with the boulster & pillow in the Parlor Chamber 6li 10s three bedds 12li flax teere 16s Sheeps wooll 5li one Chest 12li of Cotton wooll tooe old wheeles sacks Hi 15s Sheets & one table Cloath 9li other small Lening Hi 1Is tooe Chests Hi 4s one Cupbord 2li one bedd in the Parlor 10li Chairs & one basket Hi Table & Forme 14s for Cushens 4s warming pan glasses & earthen potts Hi 3s 6d Tubs keel ers panns pewter & tinn 3li 9s woodden ware 4li Table & a meale trough 14s Iron potts & Kettles Hi 18s Brass Kettles & Skillets 6li 2s 6d Tramells Spitts slice & other small things 2li Is 6d Bookes pillion & Riding cloth Hi 7s 2 Cowes 8li 2 Swine 24s a Lead 30s hive of bees 10s total 58Hi 17s 1Id Debts due to the estate 8li 5s 3d Debts to be deducted out of the estate 83li 1Is 7d total remaining 498h 6s 4d Attested in Ipswich court Mar 27 1677 by the administrators Bond of Jonathan Fellows yeoman with James Brown yeoman and Isaac Knowlton cordwainer all of Ipswich as sureties for the sum of 300li dated Feb 13 1722 23 for administration on estate not already administered upon belonging to his grandfather William Fellows Witness Robert Holmes Daniell Appleton Reg These ar The undersigned to segnefi we desire Cosen Jonathan Fellows to administer on the intestate estate of our father William Fellows Signed Abigel her X mark Fellows Sara her mark Fellows Essex County Probate Files Docket 9,367
2409. Mary AYRES
the sister of Captain John Ayres of Ipswich, MA and Brookfield, MA. Research done by W. H Whitmore, " The Ayres and Ayer Families", in the NEGHS, 1863,17:307-310, states the following; A John Ayres was known to have lived in Ipswich in 1648 and 1672. In 1661 he and William Fellows jointly petitioned the county clerk on behalf of the minor children of Sarah, who was described as "our sister". Sarah had been married to William Lampson, who died Feb 1, 1658. She then wanted to marry Thomas Hartshorne, this being opposed by the petitioners, "her brothers". This is taken to mean that John Ayres was a true brother of Sarah and that William was married to the sister of Sarah and John Ayres. Thus the maiden name of Ayres for Mary.