Solomon JOHNSON Jr. (1627 – 1690) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather, one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Solomon Johnson was born 6 Apr 1627 in Middlesex, England. His parents were Solomon JOHNSON Sr. and Elinor CRAFT. He married Hannah HOLMAN on 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. On 1 Feb 1687 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass, when he was 60 and she was 25, he married Hannah Crafts. Many genealogies state that both Solomon and his father died 26 Aug 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Hannah Holman was christened 30 Nov 1627 in All Saints, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. Her parents were William HOLMAN and Winifred HENCHMAN. Hannah died 4 Jun 1685 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Hannah Gross (or Crafts) was born 14 Dec 1662 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts. After Solomon died, she married Thomas Frost 9 Jul 1691 in Sudbury, Mass. Hannah died 3 May 1712 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Children of Solomon and Hannah Holman:
|1.||Samuel Johnson||5 Mar 1654 Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass.|
|2.||Hannah JOHNSON||27 Apr 1656 Sudbury||George PARMENTER
20 Jan 1677/78 Sudbury, Mass.
|16 Jun 1720 Sudbury|
|3.||Caleb Johnson||31 Oct 1658
|Agnes Bent||1 Dec 1715
Solomon was an early proprietor of Lancaster, MA, for in 1652, he deeded his forty acres in “Nashaway Plantation” to Stephen Day for the three hundred acres exchanged in 1658 for his father’s new Sudbury grant of one hundred forty acres upon which last he probably lived. In 1664, he alienated a majority of this one hundred forty acres but in 1685 possessed the seventy acres remaining, as deed from Benjamin Crowe of Stowe to Joseph Rice of Marlborough recites that the land sold is bounded southward with the land of Solomon Johnson, Jr.
Solomon Johnson Jr. took the oath of fidelity (became a Puritan) in Sudbury in 1645.
Midd. Deed III : 139) Dated 25 Apr. 1658. Solomon Johnson of Watertown sells land to his son Solomon Johnson Jr. of Sudbury.
(Midd. Deed III : 325) Solomon Johnson of Sudbury, Co. Midd., Junr., sells to Jeremiah Holman of Cambridge one moyty or halfe of land granted by my father Solomon Johnson Senr. called the new grant, 37th lot. Signed by markes of Solomon Johnson Junr. & Hannah Johnson 3 June 1664. In presence of Willia Bordman, Samuel Goffe. Ack. by both 23 June 1664. Rec. 25 Apr. 1666.
(Midd. Co. Ct. Files Apr. 1686) Solomon Johnson aged fifty nine years or their about & John Johnson aged fifty seven years or their about Testifieth and saith that in the yeare fifty one we together Did mow m’ Richard Brown then of Watertown in y* medow that doth ley upon the north of Charls River between Stony Broock and Wattertown plain that then was comonly called m’ Richard Browns medow which is y* medow now in controversy and we moued it for him as his own medow and furder saith not.
Sworn 6 Apr. 1686. (Case of Stone v. Bemis & al.).
(Midd. P. Original Papers) Hannah Johnson relict widow of Solomon Johnson late of Sudbury, dec’d, and Caleb Johnson eldest son of said Solomon Johnson, granted adm. 2 May 1691, Charlestown.
2. Hannah JOHNSON (see George PARMENTER‘S page)
3. Caleb Johnson
Caleb’s wife Agnes Bent was born 6 May 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were John Bent Jr and Hannah Stone. Agnes died 4 Jun 1729.