Capt. Phillip Cromwell

Capt. Phillip CROMWELL (1634  – 1708) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather, one of 1,024 in this generation.

Captain Phillip Cromwell was born 1634 in Eling, Hampshire, England. His parents were Giles CROMWELL and Alice WEEKES.  He emigrated with his parents to Salem Mass. and first appears in New Hampshire in 1642.  He married Elizabeth TUTTLE before 1663 in Dover, NH.  After Elizabeth died, he married Elizabeth Leighton on 20 Sep 1671 in Dover, NH.  Phillip died 26 May 1708 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Tuttle  was born 1642 in Dover, NH.  Her parents were John TUTTLE and Dorothy ERNST. Elizabeth died 1670 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Leighton was born 1646 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.  Her parents were Thomas Leighton (b. 1604 in England – d. 22 Jan 1672 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire) and Joanna  (b. 1617 in England – d. 15 Jan 1704 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire).  Elizabeth died 1712 in Dover, Strafford, NH.

Children of Phillip and Elizabeth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Alice Cromwell 1664,
Dover NH
Nov 1733
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
2. Joshua CROMWELL c. 1665 Dover NH Lydia  [_?_]
about 1699 Dover NH
before 1752  Dover NH
3. Samuel Cromwell ca. 1667
Dover NH
Elizabeth [_?_]
Rachel [_?_]
Dover, NH
4. Sarah Cromwell 1668 Timothy Wentworth
John Leighton
Dover NH
Apr 1704
5. Elizabeth Cromwell 1670
Dover, NH

Children of Phillip and Elizabeth Leighton

Name Born Married Departed
6. Ann Cromwell 19 Aug 1674 in Dover, NH
7. Joanna Cromwell 1677 Morris Hobbs
1706 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire,
8. Mercy Cromwell 1681 Hatevil Hall
14 Mar 1707 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
Aft. 17 Nov 1733

Capt. Philip Cromwell was a ship’s carpenter; wheelwright, says Felt; butcher, says Coffin

From 1657 – taxed in Dover from 1657.

1660 -kept 6 oxen logging around Squamscot.

1662 – Jury

1669 – The Division of the North Fields was laid out before the Salem town records were begun. Most of the original lots consisted of ten acres each.  The horse pasture,
was owned by:
Capt. George Corwin (5/14ths),
Philip CROMWELL (5/14ths),
William Browne, sr. (2/14ths, and
Dr. George Emery (2/14ths)
in 1669.

1670, ’71, ’77 – Selectman

1692.  Grand Jury

1683 – Philip Cromwell was commisioned Captain of the Dover New Hampshire’s Militia.

26 May 1708 – Will

Another Contemporaneous Philip Cromwell

This Philip Cromwell was the son of John and Edith Cromwell and the brother of Thomas Cromwell who is buried in this cemetery. He was born about 1610 at Malmesbury, Wilshire, England and died 30 Mar 1693 in Salem, Mass.

His brother Thomas Cromwell was christened 27 May 1618 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England. He married Anne [__?__] on 1642 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England. Thomas died 7 Mar 1687 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

Philip first married Margaret [__?__] who died at Malmesbury, Eng. and seconc Eleanor Cooper in England. Philip left for New England around 1638/9 due to marital infidelity, abandoning his wife and child in Malmesbury. His father, who died in 1638 only left him 40 shillings in his will to be given only if he returned to England.

Having settled in Salem, Mass. Bay Colony, in 1647, the Salem court ordered him to return to his wife in England or bring her to America since he had not supported her financially since he left, but she refused to come. So, in 1649 at Salem, he married a third time to Dorothy, widow of Allen Keniston, and after her death, he married fourth Mary, widow of Robert Lemon. Mary died in 1683 and he married fifth Margaret [__?__], widow of John Beckett, who survived him. It is unknown whether his second wife died, or he divorced her, or he was a bigamist.

Philip Cromwell was a freeman in 1665, a selectman 1671-1675, and lived on the south side of Essex Street between Derby Square and Central Street.
His occupation was that of a wheelwright and a butcher having a slaughter house in Salem. From depositions, his age was about 50 years in 1664 and about 74 years in 1686.

His will, filed April 4, 1693, mentions his wife, Margaret, brother Thomas Cromwell, and son John Cromwell.

The children of Philip Cromwell..
by wife (1), Margaret:
1. John bapt. July 11, 1634, buried July 31, 1634 at Malmesbury, England

by wife (2) Eleanor Cooper:
2. John bapt. June 26, 1635 at Malmesbury, Eng., died at Salem, MA.
3. Edith bapt. July 9, 1637; buried May 27, 1642 at Malmesbury, England

Back to Children of our Philip Cromwell

2. Joshua CROMWELL (See his page)

3. Samuel Cromwell

Samuel’s first wife Elizabeth [_?_] was born in 1668

Samuel’s second wife Rachel [_?_] was born

4. Sarah Cromwell

Sarah’s first husband Timothy Wentworth was born 1663 in Rowley, Essex, Mass. His parents were William Wentworth and Elizabeth Kenney. Timothy died 8 Jul 1719 in Berwick, New Hampshire

Sarah’s second husband John Leighton was born 1673 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. His parents were Thomas Leighton and Elizabeth Nutter. John died in 1718 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

7. Joanna Cromwell

Joanna’s husband Morris Hobbs was born 1 Jan 1677 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. His parents were James Hobbs and Sarah Fifield. Morris died in 1753 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

8. Mercy Cromwell

Mercy’s husband Hatevil Hall was born 1687 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. His parents were John Hall and Abigail Roberts. Hatevil died 14 Mar 1709 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.


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