John BOYNTON (1614 – 1670) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line.
John Boynton was born in 1614 in Knapton, Wintringham, North Riding Yorkshire, England. His parents were William BOYNTON and Elizabeth Janet CHAMBERS. He emigrated with his brother William in the summer of 1638, towards the end of the Great Migration with Rev. Ezekiel ROGERS and his followers on the ship “John of London” from Hull England. He married Elinor PELL on 21 Feb 1643 in Boston, Mass. John died 18 Feb 1669/70 in Rowley, Mass.
Elinor Pell was born about 1616 in England. Her parents were Joseph PELL and Elizabeth JAMES. According to Blodgett and Jewett, Ellen Pell was a maid-servant of Atherton Haulgh (Hough), who was admitted to the Boston church, April 5, 1641, and “dismissed 1:8: 1643 to Rowley; letter granted 21: 2: 1644, when she was wife to John Boynton, member of Rowley Ch.” After John died, she married Maximilian JEWETT on 30 Aug 1671, Finally, she married Daniel WARNER on 1 Jun 1686 in Ipswich, Mass. Elinor died 5 Aug 1689 in Rowley, Mass.
Maximillian Jewett was born 4 Oct 1607 in Bradford, West Riding Yorkshire, England. His parents were Edward JOWETT and Mary TAYLOR. He immigrated on the John, departing from England, arriving 1638 in Massachusetts Bay Colony.1 He became a freeman on 13 May 1640 in Rowley. He married Ann FIELD 13 May 1653 in Rowley, Essex, Mass. After Ann died, he married 30 Aug 1671 in Rowley, Essex, Mass to Eleanor Pell. Maximillian died 19 Oct 1684 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
Daniel Warner was born in Boxted, Essex, England about 1618. His parents were William WARNER and Abigail BAKER. Daniel sailed with his parents from London to America in 1635. It is said by some Warner genealogists that they sailed on the ship,”Increase“ He came to Ipswich with his family in 1637 and became a freeman there in 1641. He married Elizabeth DENNY on 2 Jun 1641 in Ipswich Mass. He married his second wife Faith Lord, the widow of Edward Browne on 1 Jul 1660. He married his third wife, the widow Eleanor Pell Boynton Jewett of Rowley on 1 Jun 1686. Daniel died on 9 Sep 1688 in Ipswich, Mass.
Eleanor’s daughter, Hannah Boynton married Daniel’s son, Nathaniel Warner.
Children of John and Elinor:
|1.||Capt. Joseph Boynton||1644 Rowley, Mass||Sarah Swan
13 MAY 1669
|16 DEC 1730 Rowley|
|2.||John Boynton||17 SEP 1647 Rowley||Hannah Keyes
8 MAR 1674/75
Mary widow of Simon Wainwright
|22 DEC 1719 Rowley|
|3.||Caleb BOYNTON||c. 1649 Rowley||Hannah HARRIMAN
26 May 1674
|16 Dec 1730|
|4.||Mercy Boynton||5 Dec 1651 Rowley||Josiah Clark
14 Dec 1670 Ipswich, Mass.
4 Jul 1692 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass
30 Nov 1712 in Ipswich, Essex, Mas
|22 Dec 1730 Rowley|
|5.||Hannah Boynton||26 Mar 1654 Rowley||Nathaniel Warner
(son of Daniel WARNER)
29 NOV 1673
|6.||Sarah Boynton||19 Apr 1658 Rowley||Hopewell Davis
16 Sep 1682 Charlestown, Mass.
|14 Dec 1704|
|7.||Samuel Boynton||c. 1660 Rowley||Hannah Switser
17 Feb 1685/86 Rowley, Essex, Mass
John and his brother William immigrated to Massachusetts in 1638 on the ship John of London with the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers of Rowley, England, near Hull. and his followers, about 20 families from Yorkshire. John and William’s cousin Sir Matthew Boynton (26 Jan 1591 – 12 Mar 1647), (Wikipedia) helped finance the Rowley expedition. John and Sir Mathew were cousins, but not close ones. Their common ancestor was John’s 6th Great Grandfather – Sir Thomas Boynton whose will was proved at York on Sept 6 1408. He had two sons, Henry (eldest and heir from whom descends present Baronet) and our ancestor Sir Christopher.
Sir Mathew Boynton’s Ancestry
Parents – Sir Francis Boynton, High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1596, m. Dorothy, dau and co-heir of Sir Christopher Place, of Halnaby. He d. 9 April 1617, was s. by his only surviving son. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire, 38 Eliz. (1596), and mentioned the following year as leasing the “twenty-foot bank” at Barmston, where in 1598 he built the middle part of the late mansion, in the hall of which were his arms impaling those of Place, and another shield supported by two goats. He was one of the King’s Council in the North in 1602, and was knighted at York 17th April, 1603, when King James passed through that city on his way from Scotland to the throne. There is a tradition that King James spent a night at Burton Agnes, and that the arms on the gateway commemorate this event. In 1591 Francis Boynton became possessed of the “Rectory and Church of Byrlington” with all its rights, etc.
Grandparents – Sir Thomas Boynton (1544 – 1587) of Acklam, was a minor at his father’s (Matthew Boynton, Esq., XVI) death, and was ward to the King (35 Hy. VIII) 1543-4. who ordered the yearly payment of £20 out of the manor of Barmston to Sir Ralph Eure during the minority of this Thomas, with wardship and marriage of the said Thomas who suffered a recovery of the manor of Barmston and advowson of the rectory in 1567. Thomas Boynton was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1576. Member of Parliament for Boroughbridge in 1571, and received the honour of Knighthood at Hampton Court in January, 1577, and was mentioned as a suitable person to fill a vacancy on the Council of the North.
He married three times:
(1) Jane, daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Gilling, who brought him no issue.
(2) Frances, daughter of Francis Frobisher of Doncaster, by whom he had Francis (XVIII).
(3) Alice,7 daughter of Nicholas Tempest, of Holmside, in the bishopric of Durham, Esq. (who bore him no issue), and widow of Christopher Place, of Halnaby, who had by her among other children, Dorothy, at length sole heir of that family
Great Grandparents – Matthew Boynton, Esq (1523-1540) son and heir of Thomas Boynton of Roxby, was aged 19 when his father’s Inquisition was taken. He was appointed to be chief steward of the possessions in the Counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in the King’s hands, by the attainder of William Woode, late Prior of Bridlington, with £6 a year out of the issues and the appointment of an under steward. This grant is dated 5th May, 1539. Though Matthew Boynton seems to have been intimately connected with some of the leading spirits of Bigod’s Rebellion, he seems at the same time to have remained loyal to his sovereign. He married Anne, daughter of Sir John Bulmer, of Wilton.
2nd Great Grandparents – Thomas Boynton (1501-1523) of Roxby, brother of Sir Henry Boynton, Kt. (XIV), and second son of Henry Boynton (XIII), was in 1514 party to a dispute with Ralph Claxton over a rent of ten shillings from a house in Marton-in-Cleveland.3 In 1519 he petitioned the Cardinal of York, Legate to Pope Leo X, to have the Chapel and Chapelyard of Roxby consecrated de novo and sacraments administered there ; Roxby paying all dues to the Church of Hinderwell. He married Cecily, daughter of Sir James Strangeways of Sneaton. Thomas Boynton was buried at Roxby, and on a slab to his memory are a brass effigy, an inscription plate and four shields bearing the arms of Boynton.
3rd Great Grandparents – Henry Boynton (1460 – 1495) of Acklam, son of Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt. , married Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Martin de la See of Barmston,
4th Great Grandparents – Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt (c. 1440 -1460) son of William Boynton, Esq. (XI), of Acklam, married Isabel daughter of Sir William Normanville, of Kildwick
5th Great Grandparents – William Boynton (c. 1400 – ) was heir to his brother Thomas. He presented a petition to the King that two messuages, three cottages and sixteen bovates of land in Boynton which his father Henry had assigned to his brother’s wife, Margaret, in dower, might be restored to him. This property had been forfeited through Henry Boynton’s revolt against King Henry IV, and was still in the King’s hands. William petitions for the restoration of the manor of Roxby and the moiety of the manor of Newton-under-Osenburgh, and of a messuage, a cottage, five bovates and forty acres of land in Snainton, Co. York. All this property had been forfeited by reason of his father’s revolt. William Boynton married Jane, daughter of Simon Harding.
6th Great Grandparents – Sir Henry Boynton (? – 2 Jul 1405 in Sadbury, England) son of Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt., succeeded his grandfather Sir Thomas, and was suspected to be in the interest of Henry (Percy) Earl of Northumberland and his son, who had taken arms against the King, Henry IV, for in the fourth year of his reign, when the battle of Shrewsbury (21st July, 1403) was fought, John Wockerington, Gerald Heron and John Mitford were commissioned to tender an oath to this Henry de Boynton and others, to be true to the King and renounce Henry, Earl of Northumberland and his adherents; yet three years after he was concerned with the said Earl, Thomas Mowbray, E. M., Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York, etc., who had taken arms against Henry IV. Sir Henry fled to Berwick, was apprehended on the surrender thereof to the King, and with several others executed.
A mandate was issued to the Mayor of Newcastle-on-Tyne to receive the head of Henry Boynton, “chivaler,” and to place it on the bridge of the town to stay there as long as it would last, but within a month another mandate as issued to the Mayor to take down the head, where it was lately placed by the King’s command, and to deliver it to Sir Henry’s wife for burial. Sir Henry’s property, the manor of Acklam in Cleveland, with all members being forfeited and in the King’s hands, was granted to Roger de Thornton, Mayor of Newcastle-on-Tyne, but in the following August a grant was made for life to Elizabeth, late the wife of Henry Boynton, who had not wherewithal to maintain herself and six children or to pay her late husband’s debts, of the towns of Roxby and Newton, late the said Henry’s and forfeited to the King, on account of his rebellion, to hold to the value of £20 yearly, and there was granted to her also all his goods, likewise forfeited, to the value of £20, and she must answer for any surplus. Sir Henry married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Conyers, of Sockburne, in the Bishopric of Durham ; she afterwards became the wife of John Felton.
“A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire, For the year 1822″ by Thomas Langdale
“The family of the Boyntons is of very great antiquity; Bartholomew de Boynton, the first mentioned in the pedigree, died seized of the manor of Boynton, from whence the family were denominated; He lived in 1067. They appear to have come into possession of the manor of Barmston, their ancient seat in this Riding, by the marriage of Henry Boynton, Esq. temp. Henry VII.
Barmston [is] a parish-town… 6.5 miles from Bridlington. Pop, 205. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Holderness, value, £13. 11s. 10.5d. Patron, Sir Francis Boynton, Bart [8th Baronet]. In 1726, Sir Griffith Boynton [3rd Baronet] founded an Alms-house here, for four old men, and endowed it with a small annual stipend for each. — The repairs and stipend were charged by Sir Griffith upon the manor of Haisthorpe. The old Hall, anciently the residence of the Boynton family, is now occupied as a Farm-house. It is moated round.
Boynton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles west of the town of Bridlington.
Barmston is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the Holderness coast, overlooking the North Sea . The Boyntons came to Barmston following the marriage of heiress Margaret de la See to Sir Henry Barmston in the 15th century.
Matthew Boynton married Francis Griffith, heiress of an estate at Burton Agnes including Burton Agnes Hall and Burton Agnes Manor House (a surviving example of a Norman manor house, although encased in 18th century brickwork) which the second Baronet inherited in 1647. . Matthew was 1st Baronet of Barmston and Bainton in the East Riding of Yorkshire and an English Member of Parliament. He was the eldest son of Sir Francis Boynton, who was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1596. He was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge before being admitted at Lincoln’s Inn. He was created a baronet on 15 May 1618, and was himself twice High Sheriff, in 1628 and 1643–1644.
A baronetcy is the only hereditary honour which is not a peerage; baronets are commoners. “The present hereditary Order of Baronets in England dates from 22 May 1611 when it was erected by James I who granted the first Letters Patent to 200 gentlemen of good birth with an income of at least £1000 a year. His intention was two fold. Firstly he wanted to fill the gap between peers of the realm and knights so he decided that the baronets were to form the sixth division of the aristocracy following the five degrees of the peerage. Secondly, and probably more importantly, he needed money to pay for soldiers to carry out the pacification of Ireland. Therefore those of the first creation, in return for the honour, were each required to pay for the upkeep of thirty soldiers for three years amounting to £1095, in those days a very large sum. Originally baronets also had the right to have the eldest son knighted on his 21st birthday. However, beginning in the reign of George IV, these rights have been gradually revoked. The Baronetcy of Boynton of Barmston lasted until 1966 when it became extinct upon the death of Sir Griffith Wilfrid Boynton, 13th Baronet (1889–1966)
SIR MATTHEW BOYNTON, KT. AND BART., second son of Sir Francis Boynton (XVIII), was christened at Barmston, 26th January, 1591, knighted at Whitehall, 9th May, 1618, and in 1619 was enrolled a Baronet. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1628, and received a deputation dated at Westminster that year for preserving the game in the North and East Ridings. He was M.P. for Scarborough 5 in 1640, and was again High Sheriff in 1643, which office he continued to hold the following year, was M.P. for Hedon in the reign of Charles I (1620-3), and was a Commissioner of Sewers in 1645. Sir Matthew resided much at Roxby and sometimes at Highgate. He was one of the Parliament chiefly entrusted, and who in 1637 on the dissatisfaction with the proceedings of Laud [William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 to 1645, opposed Puritanism. This, and his support for King Charles I, resulted in his beheading in the midst of the English Civil War.] embarked with Cromwell for New England, but an order in Council prevented their voyage. [In 1637, Oliver Cromwell had a design to remove to New England. Sir Mathew Boynton, Sir William Constable, Sir Arthur Haslerigg, Mr. John Hampden, and several other gentlemen were preparing to remove themselves with him, and were actually embarked for that purpose; but were prevented by a proclamation, and order of council, and thus Mr. Cromwell’s voyage to New England was prevented]. The next year, though we find him abroad, the same authority implies a reason.
In January, 1642, Sir Matthew routed a royalist party of 600 men at Guisbrough, killed many and took a considerable number prisoners, whereof their commander Slingsby was one, and 200 arms. He contrived the seizure of Sir John Hotham, who was taken.
Matthew built his home at Burton Agnes, near the ancient village of Boynton west of Bridlington after he decided to stay in England instead of emigrating. The assumption that he financed at least his cousins’ emigration is based on a transcribed letter from Sir Matthew to the son of Gov. Endicott found in the Boynton genealogy, stating his decision not to come to New England after all, and releasing his “servants” from any further obligation to him, and making a gift of his goods and livestock that were transported in preparation for his now-abandoned emigration plans.
Back to John Boynton the Immigrant
In the summer of 1638, towards the end of this great migration from the England of Charles I, Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and his followers set sail on the ship “John of London” from Hull England. On board were about twenty families, nearly all from Yorkshire, under the leadership of Rev. Rogers of Rowley, England, near Hull. Among the families were Frances Lambert, from Holme-on-Spaulding-Moor; Edward Carleton, from Barnston; Hugh CHAPLIN, Joseph and Maximilian JEWETT, from Bradford; Robert and John Hazeltine, from Biddeford in Devon; William Jackson, from Rowley, and William and John Boynton, Thomas Nelson, John Spofford and Thomas Tenney.
The ship landed in Salem Harbor where they stayed the winter and spent the time looking for a more permanent location to settle. Rev. Rogers appeared before Mr. Wilson’s church of Boston in the year 1638 and requested for himself, and his people, to join with Mr. Wilson’s church. His request was granted. Rev. Rogers was urged to join a company, being formed to colonize Quinnipiack, now New Haven, Conn., but chose not to go. Before the winter was over Ezekiel Rogers request of the General Court, a tract of land between Ipswich and Newbury. His request was granted and the settlement began in the spring of 1639.
The Rowley Company purchased additional land at the expense of about £ 800. Those who were able contributed the purchase money, and in the layout of the house lots, the amount given determined the size of the lot granted.
Although the first mention of the new plantation was in March of 1638, it was not incorporated until September of 1639.
On the “tenth of the eleventh Anno Dni 1643, Thomas Nelson, Edward Carlton, Humphrey Reynon & Francis PARROT made a survey of the town and a register of the several house lots of from 1 1/2 to 6 acres then laid out to the settlers.
Here is today’s approximate location of John’s lot on Google Maps.
In accordance with an order made in the year 1650, the fences of the common fields of the town of Rowley were divided according to the proportion of land held by individual proprietors, and a number was assigned to each man’s portion; the comparative length of the fence to be maintained by each immigrant of interest as indicating their relative holdings at this time: “the hundred and fort Rod of the feild fence which they who have gats in the ox pastur are to make and mainetaine its thus numbered as followeth
VI frances PARRAT six rale Length
VII Mr Shewell Twelue rale Length
VIII William Asee six rale Lengths
VIII Mr Carlton six Rale Lengths
X Thomas Teney six rale Length
XI Thomas CROSBEE six rale Length
XII Richard Swane nine rale Length
XIIII Edward HASEN three Rale Length
XV Mr Ezekiell Rogers nineteene rale Lengths
XVIII Mr Thomas Nellson Thirty one rale Lengths
The fence between the ox pasture and the medow which is a two Rale fence at further sid of the ox pasture to ye mill ward thos are the severall proportions as folleth every ox gate Two rale lengths and euer aker of medow foure and a half–
II frances Parrat foure rale Lengths
XVI Mr Ezekiell Rogers twelue rail Length
XVII Edward HASEN Twol rale Lengths
XVIII John Smith foure rale Lengths
XVIIII John PEARSON [also our ancestor] eighteen rale Lengths
XX Mr Edward Carlton Thirty rale Lengths
XXI Robert Swane foure rale Length & halfe and Richard Swane suenteene and half of length
XXII William BOYNTON nine rale Lengths
XXIII Will Teny and Thomas Teny nine Lengths
1. Joseph Boynton
Joseph’s first wife Sarah Swan was born 30 Mar 1644 in Rowley, Essex Mass. Her parents were Richard Swan and Ann [__?__]. Sarah died 27 Feb 1718 in Rowley, Essex Mass.
Joseph’s second wife Elizabeth Wood’s origins are not known.
Joseph Boynton was a captain in Col. Francis Wainwright’s First Regiment – Red – serving from 1706-1707, on the Port Royal Expedition. In addition, he served as town clerk and as a town representative for many years. He and his family moved to Groton, Mass., in 1715, several years before the death of his wife, Sarah, Feb. 27, 1718/19. After Sarah’s death he returned to Rowley sometime before 1719/20, according to church records, and married Elizabeth Wood. Joseph Boynton died 16 Dec 1730 in Rowley.
2. John Boynton Jr.
John’s first wife Hannah Keyes was born 12 Sep 1654 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Solomon Keys and Frances Grant. Her grandparents were Thomas GRANT and Jane HABURNE. Hannah died 11 Apr 1717 in Bradford, Essex, Mass
John’s second wife Mary [__?__] was born 647 in Mass. widow of Simon Wainwright
John served in the Great Swamp Fight. In May, 1676, the Court voted to repay the losses of divers persons who were “damnified” by the burning of Major Appleton’s tent at Narraganset. John received 4 pounds, 16 schillings, 10 pence.
3. Caleb BOYNTON(See his page)
4. Mercy Boynton
Mercy’s first husband Josiah Clark was born 1647 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. His parents were Thomas Clark and Grace [__?__]. Josiah died 27 Sep 1691 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
Mercy’s second husband Joseph Goodhue was born 13 May 1662 in Bocking, Essex, Mass. His parents were Joseph Goodhue and Sarah Whipple. Joseph died 2 Sep 1697 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
Mercy’s third husband John Hovey was born 1644 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. His parents were Daniel Hovey and Abigail Andrews. John died 29 Mar 1718 in Topsfield, Essex, Mass.
5. Hannah Boynton
Hannah’s husband Nathaniel Warner was born in 1646. His parents were Daniel WARNER and Elizabeth DENNY. Nathaniel died 29 Apr 1684.
6. Sarah Boynton
Sarah’s husband Hopewell Davis was born 1644 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass. His parents were Barnabas Davis and Patience James. Hopewell died 17 Aug 1712 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass
7. Samuel Boynton
Samuel’s wife Hannah Switser was born 1660 in England. Her parents were Christofer Switcher and [__?__]. Hannah died 13 Mar 1718 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
http://berks.pa-roots.com/familyfolder/Boynton.html (36 generations of Boyntons)
Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury (1938) By Holman, Mary Lovering, 1868-1947; Pillsbury, Helen Pendleton Winston, 1878-1957