John Safford Sr.

John SAFFORD Sr. (1633 – 1708) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.

John Safford Sr. was born about 1633, (his age was given in 1661 as about thirty).  Stories conflict about whether he was born in England or Ipswich, Mass., but he was most likely brought as a boy to Ipswich by his parents.  His parents were Thomas SAFFORD and Elizabeth SUTTON. He married Sarah LOW in 1661 in Ipswich, Mass. John died 16 Jun 1708 in Ipswich, Mass. Alternatively, John died 29 Aug 1701 in Ipswich,

Sarah Low was born about 1637 in Boxford, Suffolk, England.  Her parents were Thomas LOW and Margaret TODD. Sarah died after 1708 in Ipswich, Mass.

There is confusion about whether Sarah Lowe was married to Joseph Safford or John Safford. All Low family genealogy research says she was married to Joseph, but Safford research says Joseph was married to Mary Baker.

Children of John and Sarah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. John SAFFORD Jr. 1662 at Ipswich, Essex County, Mass Hannah NEWMAN
15 Sep 1685
.
Not married to Abigail Martin
28 Jun 1702
.
Deborah
[__?__]
29 Mar 1736 at Preston, CT
2. Sarah Safford 14 Jul 1664
Ipswich, Mass
Joseph Pulsifer
c. 1690
21 Jul 1712
Ipswich, Mass
3. Margaret Safford 28 Feb 1665/66
Ipswich
4. Rebecca Safford 30 Aug 1667
Ipswich
Nathan Wheeler
13 Jan 1689/90
Newbury, Mass
28 Jun 1755
Newbury, Mass
5. Mercy (Mary) Safford 26 Feb 1669
Ipswich
6. Elizabeth Safford 27 Feb 1670/71 Alexander Lovell
20 Jul 1697
30 Apr 1754
7. Thomas Safford 16 Oct 1672
Ipswich
Mrs. Eleanor Cheney Shatswell
7 Oct 1698
.
Sarah Scott
29 Jun 1725
Ipswich
30 Apr 1754
Ipswich
8. Joseph Safford 12 Mar 1674/75 Mary Chase 12 Aug 1739
Norwich, CT
9. Mehitable Safford c. 1683 John Hovey
25 May 1702
Ipswich
.
Ebenezer Browne
Apr 1722
.
Lt. Jacob Perley
c. 1754
Essex, Mass.

It is noteworthy that this 1909 genealogy doesn’t include John Jr.  Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine.  By Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs. Published by Lewis historical publishing company, 1909. Item notes: v. 3.  Original from Harvard University

He and his wife Sarah had children: 1. Sarah, born July 14, 1664, died July 21, 1712. 2. Margaret, February 28, 1666. 3. Rebecca, August 30, 1667. 4. Mary, February 26, 1669. 5. Elizabeth, February 27, 1671. 6. Thomas, see forward. 7. Joseph, March 12, 1675.

John Safford settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He was a blacksmith by trade and was interested in a small iron-works in Topsfield and Rowley village, being one of the the owners of the later in 1675.  He had a share of Plum Island. He gave land to his son Thomas for the maintenance of his wife and daughter by deed dated 5 Sep 1698.

John evidently lived on the farm of his father and was engaged in its cultivation probably in partnership with his brother Joseph, and before his death made provision similar to that made by his father, by which his wife, Sarah, and daughter were placed beyond danger of want in any contingency, by an annuity to be paid out of the product of the farm, and his wife joined him in the conveyance of the sixty-acre farm on such condition, the deed being signed by them September 5, 1665.

19 Jan 1661 – John bught a house and three acres in Ipswich on the north side of the river near the mill and bounded all about by highways from Anthony Potter.

1672 – In the September term of court, he sued Ensign John Gould for debt and lost the case, but in the November term his suit against Henry Leonard of the Topsfield iron-works for ten hundred-weight of bar iron was successful.

1675 – He saw service against the Indians in the Narragansett expedition during King Philip’s War

1676 – He served on a jury of inquest

1678 – Had common rights in Ipswich

1680 – Was a grand juror in the March term of the Essex County Court

5 Sep 1698 – John and Sarah Safford deed to their son Thomas their dwelling-house, barn, shop, orchard and garden, standing on four acres of land in return for his care for the remainder of their lives.  Thomas was to allow his sister Sarah a room in the house so long as she remained unmarried.

John Safford died before 16 Jun 1708 when the widow Sarah, her son Thomas and Eleanor, his wife conveyed part of the homestead to Michael Farley.

Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 3  By Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs  p. 1286-1287  Interesting that  John Safford Jr. is not included in list of children.

(II) John, second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Safford, was born in Ipswich in 1633. He evidently lived on the farm of his father and was engaged in its cultivation probably in partnership with his brother Joseph, and before his death made provision similar to that made by his father, by which his wife, Sarah, and daughter were placed beyond danger of want in any contingency, by an annuity to be paid out of the product of the farm, and his wife joined him in the conveyance of the sixty-acre farm on such condition, the deed being signed by them September 5, 1665. He and his wife Sarah had children: 1. Sarah, born July 14, 1664, died July 21, 1712. 2. Margaret, February 28, 1666. 3. Rebecca, August 30, 1667. 4. Mary, February 26, 1669. 5. Elizabeth, February 27, 1671. 6. Thomas, see forward. 7. Joseph, March 12, 1675.

Children

1. John SAFFORD Jr. (See his page)

2. Sarah Safford

Sarah’s husband Joseph Pulsifer was born 1660 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

4. Rebecca Safford

Rebecca’s husband Nathan Wheeler was born 27 Dec 1659 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. His parents were David Wheeler and Sarah Wise. Nathaniel died 26 Jul 1741 in Newbury, Essex, Mass.

5. Mercy (Mary) Safford

6. Elizabeth Safford

Elizabeth’s husband Alexander Lovell was born 29 May 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. His parents were Thomas Lovell and Anne [__?__]. Alexander died 9 Feb 1762 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.

7. Thomas Safford

Thomas’ first wife Mrs. Eleanor Cheney was born 29 Mar 1679 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Daniel Cheney and Sarah Bailey. Her grandparents were John CHENEY and Martha PARRATT.  She first married 17 Dec 1696 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. to Richard Shotswell b. 1662 in Ipswich; d. 16 May 1698 in Ipswich. Eleanor died 22 Dec 1724 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.

Thomas’ second wife Sarah Scott was born 10 Sep 1677 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.  Her parents were Benjamin Scott and Susannah Scales.  Sarah died May 1762 in Salem, Mass.

Thomas lived on the farm cultivated by his ancestors and added to it by the purchase of six or more parcels of land. He married (first) 7 Oct 1698, Elinor  Cheney Shatswell, a young widow, who died 22 Dec, 1724. Thomas Safford married (second) June 29, 1725, Sarah Scott, of Rowley, Massachusetts, who bore him no children.

Sometime before his death, he had turned over the management of his farm and estate to his son Daniel.

Children of Thomas and Eleanor: (See Walter Goodwin Davis’ report below for details about ii. Thomas, iii. Joseph, iv. Daniel, v. John, vii. Nathan, viii. James, and ix Stephen.

i. Sarah, born 29 Mar  1701, died 10 Jul  1702.
ii. Thomas b. 28 Apr 1703
iii. Joseph, b. Mar 1704/05.
iv. Daniel, 1706.
v. John.
vi. Nathan, 16 Mar 1712.
vii. James,  24 Jun1714.
viii. Stephen,  10 Mar 1716/17.
ix. Titus, baptized 24 Feb 1722/23, died 11 Apr  1729.

8. Joseph Safford

Joseph’s wife Mary Chase (Chalts?) was born 1677 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.

9. Mehitable Safford

Mehitable’s first husband John Hovey was born 13 Aug 1675 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. His parents were Daniel Hovey and Esther Treadwell. John died 17 Aug 1720 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.

Mehitable’s second husband Ebenezer Browne was born 1679 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass,

Mehitable’s third husband Lt. Jacob Perley was born 1670 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.  His parents were Thomas Perley and [__?__].   He first married 3 Dec 1696 in Topsfield, Essex, Mass. to Lydia Peabody b. 9 Mar 1673 in Boxford, Essex, Mass.; d. 1707 in Boxford. Jacob died Apr 1751 in Bradford, Essex, Mass.

Mehitable’s brother, Thomas Safford, deeded Hovey one-quarter of an acre of his house lot in Ipswich in 1708.

Sources:

From Phoebe Tilton, 1947 by Walter Goodwin Davis

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=7706141&st=1

http://www.magiccables.com/Family/n_a2.htm

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr_idx/idx180.html#SAFFORD

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John Safford Jr.

John SAFFORD Jr. (1662 -1736) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

John Safford Jr. was born in 1662 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, England. His parents were John STAFFORD Sr. and Sarah LOW(E). He married Hannah  NEWMAN 15 Sep 1685 in Ipswich, Mass.   Many researchers say after Hannah died, John married Abigail Martin on 28 Jun 1702.   However, it was John’s first cousin with the same name John Safford who married Abigail Martin. (See the discussion below)  Our John was married to a Deborah when he died, as evidenced by naming her in his will, but she is not buried in the Preston Cemetery.  John died on 29 Mar 1736 at Preston, Connecticut.

John Safford – Gravestone – Guiles Safford Cemetery, Preston, CT  – “Here lies the Body of Mr. John Safrford who Died March 29, 1736 Aged 73 Years” “You are but dust and die you must”

There has been a lot of confusion about whether John’s mother Sarah Lowe was married to Joseph Safford or John Safford. All Low family genealogy research says she was married to Joseph, but Safford research says Joseph was married to Mary Baker.

Hannah Newman was born on 16 Feb 1666 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Her parents were Thomas NEWMAN Jr. and Hannah MORSE. If Hannah really died in 1702 in Preston, CT. like most genealogies say, then Dorothy [__?__] is probably the mother of Margaret, Joseph and Gideon. However, I can’t find any evidence of Hannah’s date of death or Dorothy’s marriage.

Abigail Martin was born in 1675 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Samuel Martin and Abigail Norton. Abigail died in 20 Mar 1768 in Norwich, CT.

We are not descended after all to the Abigail Martin that testified that she was afflicted by 13 different people in the Salem Witch Trials when she was a teenager.  John’s first cousin John Safford married Abigail in 1702, 10 years after the witch trials were over.

Children of John and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. John Safford Jr. 28 Feb 1687/88 Dorothy Larrabee
18 Aug 1710
Preston, New London, CT
12 Sep 1725
Preston City, CT
2. Hannah SAFFORD 24 Sep 1691 Preston,New London,CT Ebenezer PERKINS
14 Aug 1710 in Preston, CT
Bef. 1736 will of her father
3. Sarah Safford 25 Dec 1694 Roger Haskell
1 Dec 1720
Norwich, New London, CT
4 Apr 1729
Preston, CT
4. Mary (Marcy) Safford 5 Mar 1697
Preston, CT
Ezekiel Parke
1716 – Preston City, CT
.
Jedediah Tracy
15 Apr 1728
Preston, CT
24 May 1775
Preston, CT
5. Elizabeth Safford 24 Jan 1700 James Braman?
of North Kingstown, RI
.
Timonthy Whipple (Whipyrill)
1736 or
04 Jul 1744 Norwich, New London, Connecticut
6. Margaret Stafford 24 Apr 1703 Nathaniel Bingham
by 1725
1750
7. Deacon Joseph Stafford 18 Jan 1705
Norwich, CT
Patience Yeomans
20 Dec 1727 – Preston City, New London, CT
.
Martha Cotes
11 Jan 1749
North Stonington, CT
1760
buried in the Preston Cemetery
8. Gideon Safford 24 Mar 1709 Elizabeth Hill
13 Jan 1731/32 in Ipswich, Mass.
 20 Mar 1780
Preston, CT

John was administrator of the estate of his father-in-law, Thomas Newman, March 5, 1691. He resided at Ipswich; d. 1780.

John and Hannah settled in Preston, Connecticut with other Essex County families.  In 1686, Thomas Parke, Thomas Tracy, and several others petitioned for and were granted by the Connecticut General Court authority to establish a plantation seven miles square to the east of Norwich and north of New London and Stonington.  Owaneco, son of the Mohegan sachem Uncas, gave a confirmatory deed for the land in 1687. In October of that same year, the town was formally incorporated as Preston.  John’s daughter Mary later married a Parke and then married a Tracy.

The first settler of Voluntown, Connecticut was Samuel Fish, soon followed by John Gallup, John and Francis Smith, Robert Parke, Thomas Reynolds, Thomas Coles, John Campbell, John SAFFORD Jr, Obadiah Rhodes and Samuel Whaley.

Most of the land which makes up the present town of Voluntown was granted in 1700 by the Court to the Volunteers of the Narragansett War in 1700, thus the name “Voluntown.” Preston is 10 miles from Voluntown was maybe John Safford’s homestead was halfway between the two modern villages.

In 1705 the town was surveyed and boundaries were established. The plot was drawn up into lots, with each eligible volunteer receiving a lot. The land was rough terrain, although fertile soil, and was in a remote location.

According to a portion of the will provided by another Safford researcher John’s son Joseph and Gideon were executors. He leaves to his wife Deborah all movable estate. To three living daughters, Mary Tracy, Elizabeth Whipyrill and Margaret Bingham.  Charity Perkins Rathbone, eldest daughter of daughter Hannah, and Zipporah Haskell, eldest daughter of daughter Sarah, the granddaughter to share equally with their aunts.

John’s will dated 5 Feb 1735/36, proved 2 Apr 1736 is unusual in its frank expresion of his sense of being the founder of a landed family in the English tradition.  He orders a “moniment upon my graufe … bultit with ston or brick and a tombston over it Ingrafein on it my death and age that my Children mit know how they cum by their land that theay had a granfather that left it for them and left his boons In possession for them ever bein the fist that ever did anything upon it and setled it.”

To wife Deborah £10 etc. expressed in two bonds under the hands and seals of sons Joseph and Gideon, the goods she brought with her, her choice of two good cows, a good horse to ride on, etc.

All movable estate to three living daughters Marcy Tracy, Elizabeth Whipyrill and Margaret Bingham, Charity Rasebonne [Rathbone] eldest daughter of daughter Hannah, and Zipporah Haskell, eldest daughter of daughter Sarah, the granddaughters to share equally with their aunts £100 in money, bills and bonds to children of the five daughters.

To grandsons, Zebulon Parks, John Bingham, Ezekiel Parks, Daniel Tracy, Gideon Haskell, Oliver PERKINS. 

Overseerwes:y two cousins Thomas Tracy and Samuel Morgan
Witnesses” John Ames, John Ames Jr., John Ames the third

No mention is here made of son John, born 1687. No mention is made of him as being buried in the Safford Cemetery, either. Marcy is probably daughter Mary, b 1697, Elizabeth, b 1700, Margaret, b 1703. Daughter Hannah had evidently died by this time as evidenced by the will, same with Sarah, b 1694. With Gideon and Joseph as executors, that makes 7 listed. Only John is not listed.

The John that married Abigail Martin moved to Norwich Ct., fairly close to Preston. He is buried in the Ames Cemetery in Lisbon, Ct. He died 12 Aug 1739, age 66, thus born circa 1673.   The tombstones of both Abigail and John are still existing in the Ames Cemetery.

John’s cousin John Safford (1673 – 1739) Ames Cemetery  Lisbon New London County Connecticut

Information about the Safford family is confusing and conflicted.  It’s difficult to say for sure just who was married to whom.

There were two first cousin John Saffords, both from Ipswich, Mass and they both moved to Connecticut. One John was born in 1663, the other in 1673.  The John that married Hannah Newman was the son of Joseph. They moved to Preston, New London, Ct. He died there March 29, 1736 at age 73, thus was born in 1663.    He is buried in the Safford Cemetery. He evidently married twice, the second time to a Deborah, as evidenced by a will he wrote naming her.

John’s cousin that married Abigail Martin moved to Norwich Ct., fairly close to Preston. He is buried in the Ames Cemetery in Lisbon, Ct. He died 12 Aug 1739, age 66, thus born circa 1673.

As to John having 2 or 3 wives, Abigail being second or third, notice THIS. She was born circa 1676. She is buried next to the John at the Ames Cemetery. She died age 92, on 20 March 1768.  The two other Johns died in 1736 and 1739. She outlived both of them by many years.

Children

1. John Safford Jr.

John’s wife Dorothy Larrabee was born 25 Mar 1686 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. Her parents were Greenfield Larrabee and Alice Parke. Dorothy died in 1723 in Connecticut.

2. Hannah SAFFORD (see Ebenezer PERKINS‘s page)

3. Sarah Safford

Sarah’s husband Roger Haskell was born 16 Oct 1697 in Beverly, Essex, Mass. His parents were Roger Haskell and Hannah Woodbury. Roger died 20 May 1759 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut

4. Mary (Marcy) Safford

Marcy’s first husband Ezekiel Parke was born 20 May 1683 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Nathaniel Parke and Sarah Geer. Ezekiel died in 1726 in Preston, New London, Connecticut

Marcy’s second husband Jedediah Tracy was born 24 Sep 1692 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.  His parents were Thomas Tracy and Sarah [__?__]. He first married 27 Jan 1714 in Preston, Connecticut to Margaret Rix b. 1693 in Wenham, Mass; d. 1 Aug 1727 in Preston, Connecticut.  Jerediah died 8 Jun 1779 in Preston, Connecticut,

5. Elizabeth Safford

Elizabeth  might have married a James Braman of North Kingstown, RI who purchased property in Voluntown, New London, CT in 1729. He and wife Elizabeth had seven children between 1730 and 1740; he died by Nov. 1739 when his probate was started.

Elizabeth’s second husband Timothy Whipple (Whipyrill) was born 28 OCT 1723 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Samuel Whipple and Ruth Card. Timothy died 04 Nov 1796 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont.

The first property James Braman purchased in Voluntown was from Ebenezer PERKINS. Ebenezer Perkins married Hannah SAFFORD, an older sister of Elizabeth Safford, another clue Elizabeth may have married James Braman.

6. Margaret Stafford

Margaret’s husband Nathaniel Bingham was born 30 Jun 1704 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Thomas Bingham and Hannah Backus. Nathaniel died 1756 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.

7. Deacon Joseph Stafford

Joseph’s first wife Patience Yeomans was born 26 Jan 1702 Preston City, New London, CT.  Her parents were Samuel Yeomans and Mary Ellis.  Patience died 8 Mar 1748.

Joseph’s second wife Martha Cotes was born

8. Gideon Safford

Gideon’s wife Elizabeth Hull (Hill?) was born 5 Feb 1715 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. Her parents were John Hill and Elizabeth Yarrington. Elizabethe died 6 Jun 1805 in Preston, Connecticut.

Gideon’s son Thomas b. 1738 was a soldier in the French and Indian war and was in Captain Jonathan Brown’s company at Lake George in 1758. During the revolution he was living at or near Watertown, and he enlisted July 2, 1778, with others to serve as guards over the powder magazine for six months. He continued to serve on this duty until August 2, 1779. He was called “corporal” in some of the records. He married at Watertown, July 31, 1764, Sarah Kettell, of Medford, his residence being given as Dedham. His wife joined the Dedham church, March 23, 1766. The only record of birth of children born to Thomas and Sarah is found in Dedham records: Thomas, baptized at Dedham, August 24, 1766, by Rev. Mr. Townsend.

Sources:

From Phoebe Tilton, 1947 by Walter Goodwin Davis

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=7705501

Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal …, Volume 1 edited by Ellery Bicknell Crane

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/904829/person/-2029830330/story/47292fd7-dc15-4fbe-9c9b-2e7560bcbd1e

http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/localities.northam.usa.states.massachusetts.counties.essex/460/mb.ashx

http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/localities.northam.usa.states.massachusetts.counties.essex/460.459.1/mb.ashx

http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/localities.northam.usa.states.massachusetts.counties.essex/460.459.1.1.1/mb.ashx

http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/texts/tei/BoySal3R?div_id=n133&term=&name=marabi

http://genforum.com/safford/messages/595.html

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Quartermaster John Perkins

Quartermaster John PERKINS (1614 – 1686) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Quartermaster John Perkins was born 1614 in at Hillmorton, Warwickshire,  England.  His parents were John PERKINS and Judith GATER. He came to America in the “Lyon” William Pierce master in 1630, with his parents and four siblings and landed at Boston, 6 Feb 1631. Their voyage was described as tempestuous.  Roger Williams himself was a passenger in the ship.  John  married Elizabeth EVELETH about 1635 in Ipswich or Amesbury, Mass.  He died 14 Dec 1686 in Ipswich, Mass.  Alternatively, John died 29 Jan 1700 in Ipswich.

Quartermaster John Perkins Signature

Elizabeth Eveleth was born in 1616 in England.  Many sources say her parents were Sylvester Eveleth and Susan Nubery  (Newbury), however, I think that’s doubtful because  Sylvester was only twelve years older than Elizabeth.  A more likely explanation is that Elizabeth emigrated with her brother Sylvester.    If that were the case, then her parents were John EVELEIGH (1580 – 1666) and Jane SILVESTER. (? – 1627)  Alternatively, her maiden name was Newman.  Elizabeth died 27 Sep 1684 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. John Perkins c. 1636
Ipswich, Mass
Lydia [__?__]
c. 1658
1659
2. Abraham Perkins 1640
Ipswich
Hannah Beamsley (Daughter of William BEAMSLEY)
16 Oct 1661
27 Apr 1722
Ipswich, Mass
3. Jacob Perkins 1646
Ipswich
Sarah Wainwright
1667
Ipswich, Mass.
.
Sarah Kinsman
1688
Ipswich, Mass.
26 Nov 1719
Ipswich
4. Luke Perkins 1649 Elizabeth Jaques (Jaquith)
26 Apr 1677 Ipswich, Essex, Mass
.
Sarah [__?__]
aft 1694
5. Isaac Perkins 1650
Ipswich
Hannah Knight
1669
Ipswich, Mass.
c. 1725
6. Nathaniel Perkins 1652 Judith [__?__]
1684
7. Samuel PERKINS 1655, Ipswich, Mass Hannah WEST
1677
1700
8. Thomas Perkins 1657
Ipswich, Mass
9. Sarah Perkins 1659
Ipswich, Essex, Mass
7 Jul 1720
Ipswich, Essex, Mass

John was a young man of 21 while his father was 49 in 1632 so it is probable that the young John was the one named in an order of the General Court on 3 Apr 1632 “It is ordered that no person whatsoever shall shoot at fowl on Pullen Point or Noodles Island, but that said places shall be reserved for John Perkins to take fowl with nets.”

A band of Indians sought to kill John while he was living “in a little hut on his father’s island”,  but he was forewared of his danger by Robin, a friendly Indian.

The book of the Indians: or, biography and history of the Indians of North … By Samuel Gardner Drake 1841

At a court in July, 1631, it was ordered, that “the sagamore of Agawam is banished from coming into any Englishman’s house for a year, under penalty of ten beaver-skins.”  This was probably done in retaliation for his having committed acts of violence on the Tarratines, who soon after came out with great force against Mascononomo; he having, “as was usually said, treacherously killed some of those Tarratine families.”

It would seem that he expected an attack, and had therefore called to his aid some of the sachems near Boston; for it so happened that Montowampate and Wonohaquaham were at Agawam when the Tarratines made an attack, but whether by concert or accident is not clear.

To the number of 100 men, in three canoes, the Tarratines came out on this enterprise, on the 8 August following. They attacked Mascononomo and his guests in his wigwam in the night, killed seven men, wounded Mascononomo himself, and Montowampate, and Wonohaquaham , and several others who afterwards died. They took the wife of Montowampate captive, but it so happened that Abraham Shurd of Pemmaquid ransomed her, and sent her home, where she arrived on the 17 September the same autumn.** From Mr. Cobbet’s account, it appears that they came against the English, who, but for an Indian, named Robin, would have been cut off, as the able men at this time, belonging to Ipswich, did not exceed 30; and most of these were from home on the day the attack was to have been made. Robin, having by some means found out their intentions, went to John Perkins, (living then in a little hut upon his father’s island on this side of Jeofry’s Neck) and told him that on such a day four Tarratines would come and invite the English to trade, “and draw them down the hill to the water side,” when 40 canoes full of armed Indians would be ready, under “the brow of the hill,” to fall upon them. It turned out as Robin had reported; but the Indians were frightened off by a false show of numbers, an old drum, and a few guns, without effecting their object.

We hear no more of him until 1644, March 8, when, at a court held in Boston, ” Cutshamekin and Squaw-Sachem, Masconomo, Nashacowam and Wasamagin, two sachems near the great hill to the west, called Wachusett, came into the court, and, according to their former tender to the governor, desired to be received under our protection, and government, upon the same terms. that Pumham and Sacononoco were. So we causing them to understand the articles, and all the ten commandments of God, and they freely assenting to all,* they were solemnly received, and then presented the court with twentysix fathom of wampum, and the court gave each of them a coat of two yards of cloth, and their dinner; and to them and their men, every one of them, a cup of sac at their departure; so they took leave, and went away very joyful.

Today, Perkins Island is part of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.  Their offices and the park headquarters are on Perkins Row. The park offers more than 10 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands. You can canoe along eight miles of the Ipswich River that run through the sanctuary and camp on Perkins Island, located a half-mile up the river

Ipswich River Sanctuary

John opened the first publishing house in Ipswich and also engaged early in the fisheries and by reason of his connection with the trainband, gained the title of Quartermaster Perkins by which he ever after was addressed. A trainband is a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century, not the band Train.

1645 – John was engaged in the coast fisheries and used a part of Little Neck for curing fish as early as this date

12 May 1675 – Quartermaster John Perkins, Sargent Belchar, Henry BENNETT  I with several others petition the general court for liberty to lay out a new plantation which the court allow will be six miles square and not more than 10 miles long ….

1 Jun 1677 – “The account of Quartermaster John Perkins being exhibbited to ye Gennerall Court by Philip ffowler being pervsed the court finds many articles too highly charged and doe therefore refer the consideration thereof to the committee of the army and passe what they find just and meet to be allowed.”

16 Feb 1681/82 –  Quartermaster John Perkins was one of the first signers of a petition to the King to resist the claims of Robert Mason to the title of lands around Gloucester, Cape Ann and places adjacent.

11 Nov 1682  – John Perkins of Ipswich, quartermaster and innholder in Ipswich sold to Mr. Jonathan Wade of Ipswich (and confirmed to Thomas Wade son of Jonathan Wade) one acre of land “of my farm of Chebacco next adjoining to the sawmill of said Wade” [ILR 5:88].

Quartermaster made no will at his decease, having given to each of his sons a good farm or houselot.  He acquired a large property as numerous purchases and sales of property attest.

Children

1. John Perkins

John’s wife Lydia [__?__] was born about 1640 and appears to have died soon after their marriage.

2. Abraham Perkins

Abraham’s wife Hannah Beamsley was born 13 Dec 1643 Boston. Her parents were William BEAMSLEY and Anne [__?__]  She first married Edward Bushnell b. 1643 in Boston, Suffolk, Mass. d. 16 Oct 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Hannah died 16 Oct 1732 Ipswich, Essex, Mass at the age of 91.

Abraham owned and cultivated Perkin’s Island formerly granted to his grandfather.  Abraham employed his brother Luke to tend after the cattle on the island, etc. as Luke testified in a suit between Thomas Borman and Abraham Perkins that he had lived on the island for several years..

Abraham Perkins Signature

Abraham died after “being run over by a tumbril [A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer’s cart that can be tilted to dump a load], broke many bones a Cross his breast”–Ipswich Vital Records.  He was 82 years old.

3. Jacob Perkins

Jacob’s first wife Sarah Wainwright was born 1650 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Francis Wainwright and Phillis Sewell. Sarah died 3 Feb 1688 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.

Jacob’s second wife Sarah Kinsman was born 19 Mar 1659 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Robert Kinsman and Mary Boreman. Sarah died 26 Nov 1719 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.

Jacob had nine children with the first Sarah and seven children with the second for a total of 16 kids.

Jacob lived most of his life on Perkins Island where he was a malster as well as a husbandsman.

Jacob Perkins Bio

4. Luke Perkins

Luke’s first wife Elizabeth Jaques (Jaquith) was born 28 Oct 1669 in Newbury, Essex, Mass.  Her parents were Henry Jaques and Anne Knight. Elizabeth died in 1690 or 1743 in Newbury, Essex, Mass.

Luke’s second wife Sarah [__?__] was born about 1650.

Luke Perkins Bio 1

Luke Perkins Bio 2


5. Isaac Perkins

Isaac’s wife Hannah Knight was born 1645 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Alexander Knight and Anne Tutty. She first married 9 Nov 1664 to Robert Whitman. Hannah died 1725 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.

Nathaniel and Isaac signed the petition in support of John Proctor oldest son of our ancestor John PROCTOR  and his wife Elizabeth Proctor at the Salem Witch trials.

6. Nathaniel Perkins

Nathaniel’s wife Judith [__?__] was born about 1655. Judith died 3 Jun 1703.

Nathaniel and Isaac signed the petition in support of John Proctor oldest son of our ancestor John PROCTOR  and his wife Elizabeth Proctor at the Salem Witch trials.

Nathaniel Perkins Bio

7. Samuel PERKINS (See his page)

8. Thomas Perkins

Thomas seems to have been an invalid and incapable of supporting himself.  Quartermaster John made special arrangements for his maintenance and clothing.

9. Sarah Perkins

Sarah Perkins

Sources:

From Dudley Wildes, 1959 by Walter Goodwin Davis

“BRANCHES & ROOTS of OLIVER PERKINS: A Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families.” By: Steven G. Perkins, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD Ê(1999). DPR Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-71471

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=37602090

http://www.paulasgenealogy.com/perkins.htm

http://steveredman.com/p149.htm#i5299

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/o/p/Sandra-Popiel/BOOK-0001/0338-0002.html

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7040503/person/-1115447960/photo/b4d23901-0c33-4163-9ef6-d35f7427856a

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/147090/person/-771701394/story/cc3551ed-d008-4dc7-aa46-7e2c765a4e74

The family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Mass: Complete in three parts By George Augustus Perkins

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Samuel Perkins

Samuel PERKINS (1655 –  1700) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Samuel Perksins was born in Ipswich, Mass. in 1655. His parents were Quartermaster John PERKINS and and Elizabeth EVELETH. He married Hannah WEST in 1677.   Samuel died intestate in 1700 when he was only forty-five years old. His widow, Hannah, was administratrix of his estate, and was also appointed guardian of his two minor children, John and Elizabeth.

Samuel was a Cordwainer, somebody who makes shoes and other articles from fine soft leather.

Hannah West was born in 1659 in Ipswich, Mass.  Her parents were Twyford WESTand Mary CROSS. Hannah died 21 AUG 1732 Ipswich, Mass

Children of Samuel  and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Samuel Perkins 26 Nov 1679 abroad, date unknown.
2. Ebenezer PERKINS 3 Feb 1681 in Ipswich, Massa Hannah SAFFORD
14 Aug 1710 in Preston, CT
.
Margaret Stewart
12 Sep 1734 Scituate, Rhode Island
1754 in Coventry, Rhode Island.
3. Elizabeth Perkins 13 Jun 1685 11 Mar 1712 – Ipswich, Mass
4. John Perkins 12 May 1692 Anna [__?__]
1711
1753
Curacao, West Indies

Samuel was a cordwainer by trade. He served as a soldier in the Narragansett war, for which he received a portion of land at Voluntown, on the eastern border of Connecticut, which land afterward came into possession of his son Ebenezer, who settled upon it, and in 1735 sold it to John Wildes of Topsfield, Mass. (See Great Swamp Fight – Aftermath for details)

Samuel Perkins and Hannah West Source: Daughters of Eve: pregnant brides and unwed mothers in seventeenth-century ... By Else L. Hambleton

Samuel Perkins and Hannah West 2

That explains the 7 year gap between Elizabeth and John.  I must be missing the fifth child.

Samuel’s father gave him a deed of land in the town of Ipswich on which he had built a house in 1684; this land joined to land given to his brother Luke. In a deed to Luke, his father, Quart’ John, says, “and that Sam Perkins shall not be disturbed in the possession I have given him, and that he hath built upon.”

Samuel Perkins Signature

Samuel died instate in 1700.  His widow Hannah was appointed administrix of his estate and also chosen as guardian of his two minor children.

Children

4. John Perkins

John Perkins of Preston  was a mariner who died in Curaçao in 1753 and left a will, giving property “to the children of his brother Ebenezer by his first wife.”

On July 8, 1754, “Newman Perkins, of Exeter, R. I., Samuel Perkins and Oliver Perkins, husbandman, of Schuate in said R. I., Valentine Perkins, of Oblong, N. Y., husbandman, Ebenezer Perkins, of Coventry, R. I., husbandman, Lemuel and Francis Perkins, of Voluntown, Conn., mariners, children of Ebenezer Perkins, late of Coventry, in the colony of Rhode Island, husbandman, deceased, by his first wife,” grant to John Harris, of Boston, power to sell their land, etc., in Ipswich, which lately belonged to their (brother, by mistake of the scribe) uncle John Perkins, of Preston, in the colony of Connecticut, deceased.   Brother, Lemuel, of Voluntown, Conn., sold his interest in this property to Daniel Giddinge, of Ipswich, Gent., “about 9 acres, which is my whole shear.”

Sources:

“BRANCHES & ROOTS of OLIVER PERKINS: A Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families.” By: Steven G. Perkins, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD Ê(1999). DPR Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-71471

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/o/p/Sandra-Popiel/BOOK-0001/0338-0008.html

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4414925/person/228662506/story/e62002fe-22b1-4ba3-9edb-671871a03802

Essex Institute historical collections, Volume 13 By Essex Institute, Peabody & Essex Museum

The family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Mass: Complete in three parts By George Augustus Perkins

Daughters of Eve: pregnant brides and unwed mothers in seventeenth-century … By Else L. Hambleton

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Ebenezer Perkins

Ebenezer PERKINS Sr. (1681 –  1754) was Alex’s 8th Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Ebenezer Perkins was born 3 Feb 1681 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  His parents were Samuel PERKINS and Hannah WEST.   He married Hannah SAFFORD 14 Aug 1710 in Preston, CT.  After Hannah died, he married Margaret Stewart 12 Sep 1734 in Scituate,  Rhode Island.  His brother John’s bequest refers to Hannah as his first wife. Ebenezer died 1754 in Coventry, Rhode Island.

Ebenezer Perkins and Margaret Stewart alias Ashcroft were married 12 Sep 1734 in Scituate Rhode Island.  William Steward of Groton bought land of Margaret Ashcroft, widow of Jedidiah Ashcroft  and mortgaged it to Charles Smith that day.

Alternatively, Ebenezer  may have first married Margaret Stewart before 1706 and had one child Ebenezer Perkins born 1706

Possible child of Ebenezer and Margaret Stewart

Name Born Married Departed
1. Ebenezer Perkins 1706

Hannah Safford was born 24 Sep 1691 in Preston, New London, CT. Her parents were John SAFFORD and Hannah NEWMAN.  Hannah died  24 Nov 1728 in Voluntown, CT

Children of Ebenezer and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
2. Newman Perkins 8 Mar 1711
Ipswich, Mass
Mehitable Godfrey
29 Oct 1732
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
.
Lydia Collins?
1 Mar 1787 – Sterling, CT
1 May 1794
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island
3. Samuel Perkins 18 May 1712
Preston City, CT
Hannah Leek?
17 Feb 1742/43
New Haven
Rhode Island
4. Oliver PERKINS Sr. 29 APR 1713
Preston City, CT
Hannah GATES
10 Jan 1733/34 in the  2nd Church in Preston (now Griswold, CT)
26 JAN 1782
Hoosick, Rensselaer, NY
5. Charity Perkins 4 Jul 1714
Preston, CT
Thomas Rathbone
31 Dec 1732
Exeter, RI
1803
Exeter, RI
6. Ellenher (Valentine) Perkins 26 Jul 1718 or
26 Sep 1718
Preston CT
Temperance Maunck 1789 in New Paltz, Ulster Co, NY
7. Lemuel Perkins 2 Apr 1720
Voluntown, CT
After Uncle John’s 1753 Bequest
8. Ebenezer Perkins 1 Jul 1721
Voluntown, CT
Abigail Pratt
22 March 1740
Coventry, RI
1804
Sandgate, Bennington, Vermont,
9. John Perkins? c. 1725
Voluntown, CT
Befiore Uncle John’s 1753 Bequest
10. Francis Perkins After Uncle John’s 1753 Bequest
11. Margaret Perkins Jul 1729 Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island Levi Adams
26 Dec 1751 Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut,
 26 Jun 1829 Hartford, Washington, New York

Ebenezer moved from Ipswich, MA to Preston, CT where he bought 123 acres of land from John Hill, 27 Oct 1714.  He sold this land again to John Pray in 1715 or 1716 when he removed to Voluntown, CT. where he took possession of land at that was given to his father, Samuel, in consideration for service in the Narragansett War. (See Great Swamp Fight – Aftermath for details)  In 1735 he sold this land to John Wildes for £26. 8s. 6d.  After the sale of this land, he moved to Coventry, Rhode Island and died there before 1754.

Ebenezer moved to Preston, New London, CT in 1714

In 1686, Thomas Parke, Thomas Tracy, and several others petitioned for and were granted by the Connecticut General Court authority to establish a plantation seven miles square to the East of Norwich and North of New London and Stonington. Owaneco, son of the Mohegan sachem Uncas, gave a confirmatory deed for the land in 1687. In October of that same year, the town was formally incorporated as Preston.

The Ecclesiastical Society of Preston was first organized in 1698, with the first meetinghouse located in present-day Preston City. At the request of residents in the northern part of Preston (now the Town of Griswold), the North Society was established in 1716.

Ebenezer moved to Voluntown, New London, CT in 1716

Most of the land which makes up the present town of Voluntown was granted to the Volunteers of the Narragansett War in 1700, thus the name “Voluntown.”

In 1705 the town was surveyed and boundaries were established. The plot was drawn up into lots, with each eligible volunteer receiving a lot. The land was rough terrain, although fertile soil, and was in a remote location.

In 1735, Ebenezer moved to Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island

In 1677, following King Phillip’s War, development of the land in the western section proceeded, and a few hardy souls had gone into the wilderness to carve their homes out of the forest in true pioneer fashion. The numerous brooks and waterways were utilized to run grist-mills and saw-mills. By 1741 there was believed to be about one hundred families living in the wilderness area which is now the Town of Coventry. The seat of government was at the settlement on the shores of Narragansett Bay (Warwick) and people had to travel twenty miles or more to record their land deeds, as well as marriages, births, and deaths. This probably required two or three days travel time, so a seat of government within easier reach became a real necessity. A petition for a separation from the Town of Warwick was placed before the General Assembly in June, 1741. This petition was granted in August, 1741 and the boundary line was established where it is today.

Ebenezer’s brother John Perkins of Preston  was a mariner, died in Curaçao in 1753 and left a will, giving property “to the children of his brother Ebenezer by his first wife.”

On July 8, 1754, “Newman Perkins, of Exeter, R. I., Samuel Perkins and Oliver Perkins, husbandman, of Schuate in said R. I., Valentine Perkins, of Oblong, N. Y., husbandman, Ebenezer Perkins, of Coventry, R. I., husbandman, Lemuel and Francis Perkins, of Voluntown, Conn., mariners, children of Ebenezer Perkins, late of Coventry, in the colony of Rhode Island, husbandman, deceased, by his first wife,” grant to John Harris, of Boston, power to sell their land, etc., in Ipswich, which lately belonged to their (brother, by mistake of the scribe) uncle John Perkins, of Preston, in the colony of Connecticut, deceased.   Brother, Lemuel, of Voluntown, Conn., sold his interest in this property to Daniel Giddinge, of Ipswich, Gent., “about 9 acres, which is my whole shear.”

Children

7 & 10. Lemuel and Francis Perkins were called mariners in their Uncle John’ will

1. Ebenezer Perkins

2. Newman Perkins

Newman’s first wife Mehitable Godfrey was born in 1714. Her parents were John Godfrey and Martha Joyce. Mehitable died in 1794.

Newman’s second wife Lydia Collins was born in 1770. Lydia died 23 Feb 1845 in Windham County, CT

3. Samuel Perkins

Samuel’s wife Hannah Leek was born 2 Mar 1723 at New Haven, CT. Her parents were John Leek and Hannah Rowe. However, the Samuel Perkins that married Hannah Leek could have been the son of Daniel Perkins and Martha Elcock.

4. Oliver PERKINS Sr.(See his page)

5. Charity Perkins

Charity’s husband Thomas Rathbone was born 2 Mar 1709 in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island.  His parents were John Rathbone and Ann Dodge. Thomas died 12 Mar 1787 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.

6. Ellenher (Valentine) Perkins

Valentine’s wife Temperance Maunck was born

7. Lemuel Perkins

Lemuel and Francis Perkins were called mariners in their Uncle John’ will

8. Ebenezer Perkins

Ebenezer’s wife Abigail Pratt was born in 1725 in Coventry, Rhode Island or 16 May 1722 in Voluntown, New London, CT. Her parents were Francis Pratt and Mary [__?__]. Abigail died in 1821 in Vermont.

Alternatively, his wife was Abigail Bates, b. 16 May 1722 in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut,

10. Francis Perkins

Lemuel and Francis Perkins were called mariners in their Uncle John’ will

11. Margaret Perkins

Margaret’s husband Levi Adams was born 18 Nov 1728 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. His parents were David Adams and Dorcas Paine. Levi died 1816 in Hardwick, Otsego, New York.

He continued to live in Canterbury, CT until about 1782, with the exception of two years, 1753-5, during which time he resided in Dutchess County, N. Y. He and three of his sons, Levi, David, and John, were soldiers in the Revolutionary army, and he was in the battle of New London, as a volunteer, September 6, 1781, when that place was attacked by Arnold. He was a carpenter, and taught that trade to his eldest four sons. About the year 1782, he with the remainder of his family moved to Pawlet, Vermont, whither several of his children had preceded him. In 1811 he removed to Otsego County, N. Y., and resided in the town of Hartwick, where he died in 1816, aged 88. His wife, Margaret, died in Hartford, Washington County, N. Y., from the effect of an accident, June 26, 1829, aged 99 years and 11 months.  [Just barely missed the century mark!]

Sources:

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=37596498&st=1

“BRANCHES & ROOTS of OLIVER PERKINS: A Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families.” By: Steven G. Perkins, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD Ê(1999). DPR Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-71471

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/o/p/Sandra-Popiel/BOOK-0001/0338-0008.html

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4414925/person/228662506/story/e62002fe-22b1-4ba3-9edb-671871a03802

Essex Institute historical collections, Volume 13 By Essex Institute, Peabody & Essex Museum

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dowfam3&id=I185521

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Thomas Lumbert

Thomas LUMBERT (1582 – 1665) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4.096 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Thomas Lumbert (Lombard, Lumbar, Lumberd) was baptized on 2 Feb 1581/82  in Thorncombe, Dorsetshire, England.  His father was also Thomas LUMBERT. He was married four times.   He first married in 1602 and his first wife died sometime between 1608 and 1617.  He married a second time in 1617 to someone who died after 1623.  Thomas emigrated in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet on the Mary and John, first settling in Dorcester, Mass. He married a third time about 1635, possible a sister or sister-in-law of Alice (Richards) Torrey [TAG:67:51].  After 1645, he married a fourth time to Joyce Small, widow of Ralph Wallen of Plymouth.    Thomas died on 7 Mar 1665 in Barnstable, Mass.

Mary and John 1630

Joyce Small was born in 1614.  She first married Ralph Wallen before 1620 in England. They arrived at Plymouth Plantation aboard the Anne on 10 Jul 1623. A “division of cattle” was made in New Plymouth Colony 1 Jun 1627. Ralph and Joyce Wallen were assigned to the thirteen-member Company of Francis Eaton. In the “division of cattle” their group was given “an heyfer of the last yeare called the white belyed heyfer and two shee goats.” In 1633 the Freemen of Plymouth were listed and Ralph Wallen was on the list. He was also on the Plymouth Colony tax list for 1631/33. In 1633/34 the name “Widow Wallen” replaced the name of her deceased husband. Joyce continue to live in Plymouth until she sold her land on 7 Sep 1643.  She had lived in Plymouth for 20 years. Joyce was living on 19 Sep 1683 at Barnstable, Massachusetts. Ralph & Joyce Wallen had four (4) children: a. Ann Wallen , b. after Nov 1620, Plymouth , Massachusetts b. Jane Wallen, b. Plymouth , Massachusetts c. Thomas Wallen , b. Plymouth , Massachusetts d. Richard Wallen, b. Plymouth , Massachusetts Children of Thomas and First Wife  (Thomas and Bernard)

Name Born Married Departed
1. Thomas Lumbert 7 Sep 1602 Bef. 1617
2. Bernard Lumbert c. 1608
Thorncombe, Dorset, England
[__?__] c. 1663
.
Mary Clarke
1663
Barnstable, Mass

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Children of Thomas and Second Wife (Thomas, Joshua and Margaret)

Name Born Married Departed
3. Thomas Lumbert 1617
Thorncombe, Dorset, England
Elizabeth Derby
23 Dec 1665 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass
1661 – Barnstable
4. Joshua Lumbert 15 Oct 1620
Thorncombe, Dorset, England
Abigail Linnett
27 May 1651
Barnstable
1697
Barnstable
5. Margaret Lumbert 7 May 1623
Thorncombe, Dorset, England
Edward Coleman
27 Oct 1648
Eastham, Barnstable, Mass
10 Jun 1663
Barnstable

. Children of Thomas and Third Wife (Caleb, Jemima, Jobaniah, Jeremiah and Benjamin)

Name Born Married Departed
6. Caleb Lumbert c. 1635
Dorchester, Mass
Mary Prout
.
Deliverance Peck (Daughter of Joseph PECK)
c. 1675
7 Jun 1691
Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass
7. Jemima LUMBERT c. 1636 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA Joseph BENJAMIN 10 Jun 1661
Boston, Mass
1664
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
8. Jobaniah Lumbert 23 Apr 1639
Barnstable
1641
Barnstable,
9. Jedediah Lombard 20 Sep 1640
Barnstable, Mass
Hannah Wing
20 May 1668 Barnstable
Truro, Barnstable, Mass
10. Benjamin Lumbert 26 Aug 1642 Barnstable, Mass Jane Warren 19 Nov 1672
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Sarah Walker
19 Nov 1685 Barnstable
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Mrs. Hannah Whetstone
24 May 1694 Barnstable
2 Aug 1725
Barnstable

The name was generally written by the first settlers Lumbert, sometimes Lumber, which is in accordance with the common pronunciation. Rev. John LATHROP wrote the name Lumber, Lumbert, Lumbart and Lumbard. He is also sometimes called Lombard.

Waters noted that Thomas Lumbert was an overseer to the estate of Philip Torrey of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, in 1621, and the will of his widow Alice (Richards) Torrey of Combe St Nicholas in 1634 mentions her brother-in-law Thomas Lumbard. (The four sons of Philip and Alice Torrey emigrated to New England).

Thomas was acquainted with many families who came to New England including the Rossiters, Torreys, Frys, and Richards. Maybe one of his first wives was a Torrey but not a Richards.

Waters suggested this Thomas Lumbard may be the immigrant. Thomas Lumberd of Combe St. Nicholas married Thomaszine Hawkins at Ashill, Somerset, 9 Jun 1624. They had a son William baptized 25 Jan. 1628 in Ashill, and a daughter Sarah, baptized 8 Dec 1636 at Combe St. Nicholas. This Thomas would appear to be too young to be the brother-in-law of Alice Torrey, but he does show the existance of another closely related family.

“However, it is in Thorncombe, Dorset, eight miles from Combe St. Nicholas, that we find the family of Thomas Lombard the immigrant. The Thorncombe parish records include the following entries:

1580 July 2 Barnard, s. of Thos. Lumbert
1581 Feb. 2 Thomas Lumbard (1582 by New Style)

Thomas emigrated when he was almost 50 years old.  He came to America prior to 19 Oct 1630 when his name appears in the list of the first 24 men of Dorchester who applied to become freemen. He became a freeman 18 May 1631. As he was one of the first settlers of Dorchester, he probably came on the Mary and John that arrived at Nantasket on 30 May 1630. The passengers on this ship were from Somerset, Dorset and Devon, and all of them settled in Mattapan, renamed Dorchester.

One of the leaders of this group was Mr. Edward Rossiter of Combe St. Nicholas and another was Aaron Cooke of Thorncombe.  Aaron was the son of our ancestor Elizabeth CHARD from her first marriage to Aaron Cooke Sr.  We descend from both Elizabeth COOKE from her first marriage and Abigail FORD from her second marriage to Thomas FORD.

Thomas Lombard must have known both of these men in England and, although his name does not appear in the Mary and John passenger lists, all of which are modern reconstructions, he probably came on that ship.

On the 20th of March 1630, a group of 140 men and women, set sail from Plymouth, England, in the ship “Mary and John.” The company had been selected and assembled largely through the efforts of the Reverend John White, of Dorchester, England; of Dorchester, England; with whom they spent the day before sailing, fasting, preaching, praying.” These people had come from the western counties England, mostly from Devon, Dorset, and Somerset. They had chosen two ministers to accompany them: “men who were interested in the idea of bringing the Indians to the knowledge of the gospel.”

The Reverend John Maverick was an elderly man from Devon, a minister of the Established church. Reverend John Warham was also an ordained minister of the Church of England, in Exeter, eminent as a preacher. There is some evidence that both of these men were in some difficulties with the church on account of their sympathies with the Puritans. According to tradition they landed upon the south side of Dorchester Neck, [which is now South Boston], in OId Harbor.

Ten of the men, under the command of Captain Southcote, found a small boat, and went up the river to Charlestown Neck, where they found an old planter, probably Thomas Walfourd, who fed them “a dinner of fish without bread.” Later they continued their journey up the Charles River, as far as what is now Watertown, returning several days later to the company who had found pasture at Mattapan. The settlement was later called Dorchester, in honor of Reverend John White, of Dorchester, England.

Roger Clapp tells of the hardships that followed. They had little food, and were forced to live on clams and fish. The men built small boats, and the Indians came later with baskets of corn. “The place was a wilderness,” writes Roger Clap. “Fish was a good help to me and to others. Bread was so scarce that I thought the very crusts from my father’s table would have been sweet; and when I could have meal and salt and water boiled together, I asked, ‘who could ask for better?’” Here they lived for five or six years. Other boats arrived and other towns were titled. But the life at Dorchester was not entirely congenial to the lovers of liberty of the “Mary and John.

The group of settlements around Massachusetts Bay was dominated by clergymen and officials of aristocratic tendencies. Their Governor, John Winthrop, had little empathy with the common people. “The best part (of the people),” he declared, “is always title least, and of that best part, the wiser is always the lesser.” And the Reverend John Cotton put it more bluntly when he said, “Never did God ordain democracy for the government of the church or the people.” These principles were repugnant to the people of the “Mary and John”, who had come to America to escape such restraint. They had no wish to interfere with the methods of worship of others, and they did not wish others to interfere with them. Too, they were land-hungry, after centuries of vassalage to the lords of the manors, leading hopeless lives without chance of independence.

Perhaps there were influenced also, by the fact that a great smallpox epidemic had raged among the Indians, killing off so many that they were not the menace that they had been at the first. The settlers turned their attention toward the fertile meadows of the Connecticut Valley. A group under Roger Ludlow, set out and reached the Plymouth Trading house that had been erected by William Holmes near the junction of the Connecticut and the Farmington Rivers, early in the summer of 1635. A little later 60 men, women and children, with their “cows, heifers and swine,” came overland from Dorchester.

The winter was severe and the food scarce, and many returned to Massachusetts, but in the Spring they came back to Connecticut with their friends, and by April 1636, most of the members of the Dorchester Church were settled near the Farmington River, along the brow of the hill that overlooks the “Great Meadow”.

This in spite of the fact the Plymouth people disputed their claim to the land. They built crude shelters, dug out of the rising ground along the edge of the riverbank. The rear end and the 2 sides were simply the earth itself, with a front and a roof of beams. The town was later named Windsor.

Below are surnames of the first settlers of Dorchester who arrived on the Mary and John in 1630, or were known to be in Dorchester before 1632 (from Anderson, NEHGR 147): Benham, Clap, Collicot, Cooke, Denslow, Dyer, Eggleston, Ford, Gallop, Gaylord, Gibbs, Gibson, Gillet, Glover, Grant, Greenaway, Holman, Hoskins, Hulbird/Hubbert, Hull, Johnson, Lumbert/Lombard, Louge, Ludlow, Maverick, Newton, Phelps, Phillips, Pierce, Pomeroy, Rockwell, Rossiter, Smith, Southcott, Stoughton, Terry, Upsall, Warham, Way, Williams, Wolcott, Woolr

In 1639 Thomas was one of the first settlers of Barnstable, apparently there already when the Rev. John LATHROP arrived with the main group of settlers.   On 11 Oct 1639, removed to Mattacheese (Barnstable) with Rev. John Lothrop, who says in his Diary, relation to their first Thanksgiving, Dec. 11, 1639, O.S.:

‘After praises to God in public were ended, as the day was cold, we divided into three companies to feast otgether, som at Mr. Hull’s, some at Mr. Mayo’s, and some at brother Lumbard, Sr.’s’

Thomas was an Innkeeper.  Plymouth Colony Records show that on 3 Dec. 1639 Thomas Lumbert was “allowed to keepe Victualling, or an ordinary, for entertainement of passengers, and to draw wyne at Barnstable he keeping good order in his house”.  Thomas’ descendants are eligible for membership in the Flogon and Trencher;  Descendants of Colonial Taverner Keepers.

Thomas Lombard died between 10 June 1663 when he acknowledged his will and 8 Feb. 1664 when his inventory was taken. He left most of his estate to his wife and three younger sons, Caleb, Jedediah and Benjamin. He also confirms that he formerly gave lands to sons Barnard and Joshua and son-in-law Joseph Benjamine and son-in-law Edward Coleman. He mentions daughter Margaret Coleman, grandchild Abigaill Benjamine and daughter Jemima

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: When Jobaniah Lombard was baptized at Dorchester on 23 June 1639, he appeared in a list of “such children as have been baptized in the church of Dorchester by communion of  their parents one or both being members of the church at Windsor, or Hingham” [DChR 149]; the church member in this case was probably Joyce. Thomas Lombard had joined the Barnstable church by 1641, as he had two sons baptized there, and is called “Brother Lumbar Senior” at the baptism of the second.

FREEMAN: Reque sted 19 October 1630 (as “Tho: Lumberd”) and admitted 18 May 1631 (as “Tho: Lumbard”) [MBCR 1:80, 366]. Oath of fidelity, Barnstable, 1657 [PCR 8:179].

EDUCATION: His inventory included “books” valued at 14s.

OFFICES: Barnstable surveyor of highways, 6 June 1649

ESTATE: Granted two acres marsh at Dorchester, 27 June 1636 [DTR 16]; grant of additional two acres of marsh, 2 January 1637/8 [DTR 28]; granted two lots, each of nearly four acres, 18 March 1637/8 [DTR 31]; received Lot #51, six acres, in meadow beyond Naponset [DTR 321].

In his will, dated 23 March 1662/63, acknowledged 10 Jun 1663 and proved 7 Mar 1664/65,

“Thomas Lumbert of Barnstable” bequeathed to “my wife that she shall have her habitation in the house that I now live in so long as she liveth or continueth a widow, and further that she shall have the use of one third of my arable lands … and the meadow lying in Mattakessett field”;

to “my son Caleb my house and one third of my lands … moreover my son Caleb and my son Jedadiah and my son Benjamine all of them are to have habitation and free egress and regress in the house so long as my wife liveth or continueth a widow”;

at wife’s death or remarriage “my son Caleb shall give unto my son Jedediah and my son Benjamine each of them £5 and then the house and forementioned lands to be Caleb’s”;

“if my son Jedediah or Benjamine shall see cause to remove their dwellings that if they be willing to have their forementioned £5 apiece; that upon six months’ warning my son Caleb shall pay it unto them;

and the other two thirds of my lands I give unto my other two sons, Jedediah and Benjamine”;

“I do confirm by this my last will and testament certain parcels of lands that formerly I gave unto other of my children as followeth … unto my son Barnard twenty acres of land, unto my son Joshua two acres of land, and unto my son-in-law Josepth Benjamine four acres of land and unto my son-in-law Edward Coleman one acre of land”;

to “my wife the old mare, one cow and two heifers only she is to give unto my son Joshua and my daughter Margarett Coleman the first living colt”; “she is to give unto my grandchild Abigaill Benjamine the first heifer calf that shall come of the forementioned cows”;

to “my wife my yoke of oxen with yokes, chains, cart and wheels” and at her death they to be divided between “my three sons Caleb, Jedediah and Benjamine equally”;

residue to “my wife and to be at her dispose, only an hogshed of mackerel that is due from Thomas Starr my son Caleb is to have for his own use in lieu of some bedding that was his”; to “my son Caleb the yoke of oxen and a gale and the three year old mare that was always accounted his, and his carpenter’s tools and his arms and the saddle and bridle … only he shall give unto my son Barnard the half of the first colt that his forementioned mare shall have”;

to “my son Jedediah the young mare of a year and vantage old, and a calf of a year old and a cow and a gale and his arms”; to “my son Benjamine the black horse and a cow and a calf of a year old with his arms”;

“my wife shall give … unto my son Barnard’s wife 10s. and unto my son Barnard my looms with all materials”; the bay horse lately bought of Mr. John FREEMAN equally divided among “my three sons Caleb Jedadiah and Benjamine and they shall pay “unto my son Joshua Lumber 20s. within a year”; “I do confirm the cow that formerly I gave unto my daughter Jemina

The “true inventory of the estate of Thomas Lumbert of Barnstable Senior deceased” was taken 8 Feb 1664/65 and totalled £210 8s. 6d., including “lands and housing” valued at £60

On 7 Mar 1664/65 Joyce, “the wife of Thomas Lumbert, deceased,” Jedediah Lumbert and Caleb Lumbert, were granted administration on the estate of Thomas Lumbert [PCR4:81].

Children

2. Bernard Lumbert

Bernard’s second wife Mary Clarke was born in 1611 in England. Her parents were William Clarke (1576 in Great Bromley, Essex, England – 12 Jul 1632 in Great Bromley) and Margaret Hadlock. Mary died 1683 in Barnstable, Mass.

Bernard was first at Dorchester with his father. Moving to Plymouth County, he lived at Scituate, where he and his wife joined Lathrop’s church 19 Apr 1635; he had a house at Scituate by 1636, and his daughter Mary was baptized there 8 Oct 1637 . He became a Plymouth freeman 3 Jan 1636/37 . In 1639 he moved to Barnstable with the Lothrop group. On 10 Oct 1643 the court ordered that if the townsmen of Barnstable did not appoint a place for their defense, it would have Mr. Thomas Dimmack, Anthony Annable, Henry Cobb, Henry Cogan, and Bernard Lombard do it ). On 2 Jun 1646 Bernard Lombard was on the grand jury, a position he held a number of times. On 5 Oct 1652 he was approved by the court as ensign for the Barnstable military company . On 9 Jun 1653 Gyles Rickard was presented for lascivious carriage toward Mary Lombard, the daughter of Bernard Lombard

3. Thomas Lumbert

Thomas’ wife Elizabeth Derby was born in 1646 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were John Derby and Alice [__?__]. Elizabeth died 23 Dec 1666 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

4. Joshua Lumbert

Joshua’s wife Abigail Linnett was born 1630 in London, England. Her parents were Robert Linnell (1584 – 1662) and Perninnah Howse (1599 – 1633).  Her grandparents were Rev. John HAWSE and Abigail LLOYD.  Abigail died in 1662 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass

Hopestill Bullock, (b. 26 Dec 1659) married Joshua’s son Joshua Jr. on 6 Nov 1682

5. Margaret Lumbert

Margaret’s husband Edward Coleman was born 1632 in Buckinghamshire or in Ireland. His parents were Thomas Coleman and Francis Belcher or Thomas Coleman and Catherine (Catren) Higginson. Edward died 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Mass.

6. Caleb Lumbert

Caleb’s first wife Mary Prout was born about 1637

Caleb’s second wife Deliverance Peck was born in 21 Jun 1637.  Her parents were Joseph PECK and Rebecca CLARK.  She first married 26 Jun 1662 in Block Island, Newport, Rhode Island to William Cahoon (b. 1635 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass – d. 22 Jun 1675 in Rehoboth, Mass.) Deliverance died 9 Dec 1727 in Newport, Rhode Island.

William Colquhoun fought the English in the brutal battles of Dunbar and Worcester in Scotland, and was captured by the Army of Parliament. He was indentured to the iron mines in Braintree, Massachusetts. Upon achieving his freedom, he sailed on the “Shallop” to Rhode Island and bought a share of Block Island there. In 1664 he went to Swansea RI and successfully petitioned the General Assembly to make him a freeman with full rights as a citizen.

“William Cahoon in America soon about 1652 (possibly aboard the Unity). He worked for a number of years at Saugus (Lynn, Mass.). He spent six months at Taunton before assisting in the construction of a shallop at Braintree. In April of 1661, he was one of the fifteen men who sailed from Taunton to Cow Cove and became the first settlers of Black Island, Mass. (now Rhode Island).

His period of servidtude presumably espired before the end of 1662, and on 13 January 1662/63 William Cahoune bought 9 from Thomas Terry 40 acres on the ‘hieway’ that then divided Block Island. On 4 May 1664 he was a freeman at New Shoreham, in 1665 he served on a Newport grand jury, and on 20 February 1669/70 he became a freeman and permanent resident of Swansea, Mass.

On 13 November, 1670 William Cohoun sold his 38 acres on Block Island to Samuel Hagbourne. At the coming of King Philips War, William Cahoone was killed by the Indians near East Rehobeth on 22 June 1675 and was buried at Swansea two days later.

He probably married about 1663/64 to Deliverance, who married Caleb Lambert of Barnstable in 1681 after Wiliam’s death.

On Sunday, June 24, 1675, the colonists held a day of prayer concerning the unrest. Upon
returning to their homes after church services, numerous residents of Swansea were killed.  Others, including the family of William and Deliverance, sought refuge in the garrison home of  Rev. John Myles. During the night, one of their sentries was attacked and injured. They decided  to send two men to the neighboring town of Rehoboth to retrieve the doctor. One of these was William. Along the way, both men were killed by the Indians. William was 42 and had a wife and  seven children.

In 1681 Joseph Kent and Caleb Lambert were appointed guardians of Joseph Cahoon (son of William & Deliverance).

7. Jemima LUMBERT (See Joseph BENJAMIN‘s page)

9. Jedediah Lombard

Jedediah’s wife Hannah Wing was born 28 Jul 1642 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Daniel Wing and Hannah Swift. Her grandparents were Rev. John WINGE and Deborah BACHILER.  Hannah died 27 Feb 1682 in Barnstable, Mass.

10. Benjamin Lumbert

Benjamin’s first wife Jane Warren was born 31 Dec 1652 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass. Her parents were Nathaniel Warren and Sarah Walker. Jane died 27 Feb 1683 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

Benjamin’s second wife Sarah Walker was born 16 Feb 1657 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. Her parents were Deacon Philip Walker (1629 – 1679) and Mary Jane Metcalf (1633 – 1710). Her grandparents were Michael METCALF Sr. and Sarah ELWYN.  Sarah died 2 Aug 1693 – Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.

Benjamin’s third wife Hannah [__?__] was born about 1663.  She first married John Whetstone (b. 1647 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. – d. 1693 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass)

Sources:

http://newenglandgenealogy.pcplayground.com/b_l.htm

http://home.comcast.net/~davidwilma/family/flood0010.htm

http://www.fortunecity.com/millennium/hindmarsh/384/d619.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~barbpretz/PS02/PS02_487.HTM

http://www.ilonaco.com/b17.htm#P828

http://crossedbrushstudio.com/windowsintoourpast/Vol3/wallen.htm

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Robert Bullard

Robert BULLARD (1599 – 1639) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Robert Bullard - Coat of Arms

Robert Bullard was born about 1598/99 at Barnham, Suffolk, England.  His parents were William BALLARD (Buller) and Grace BIGNETTE. He  married Anne MARTYN about  1624/25 at Barnham, Suffolk, England.  Robert died 24 Apr 1639 at Watertown, Mass. His death was accidental, the result of “the overthrow of a cart,” according to the early records of Medfield.

Anne Martyn was born in 1600 in Barnham, Suffolk, England.  Her parents were John MARTYN and Agnes [__?__].  After Robert died she married Henry Thorpe before 25 Nov 1639. Anne died before 15 Oct 1660 in Watertown, Mass.

Henry Thorpe was born 1600 in Barnham, Suffolk, England. His parents were John Thorpe and Alice Chandler.  Henry died 21 May 1672 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.

One source say William Thorpe, born at England, 1615, died at New Haven, New Haven, 1679 was the son of Henry Thorpe and Anne Martyn. That would mean this Ann was a different woman from the one who married Robert Bullard.

Children of Robert and Anne:

Name Born Married Departed
1. William Bullard 1625/26 Barnham, Suffolk, England 17 Oct 1626 Barnham, Suffolk, England
2. Anne BULLARD c. 1627
Barnham, England.
Richard DANA
1648 Cambridge, Mass.
15 Jul 1711, Cambridge, Mass.
3. Maudlin Bullard c. 1629 Barnham, England. John Pearson
1658
Reading, Middlesex, Mass
12 Dec 1690 Reading, Mass
4. Benjamin Bullard 1630
Sherborn, Middlesex, Mass
Sarah [__?__]
.
Martha Pidge (Fairbanks) Adopted from the Michael METCALF combined family of nineteen)
.
Elizabeth Thorpe
1 May 1677 Billerica, Mass
27 Sep 1689 Sherborn, Mass

.
Child of Ann and Henry Thorpe

Name Born Married Departed
5. James Thorpe c. 1636/7
Watertown, Mass.
Hannah Newcomb
8 Jan 1657 in Dedham, Norfolk, Mass
18 Sep 1691
Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.

Robert settled in Watertown before 1639, the year of his death.

Two of Robert’s brothers and one of Anne’s sister also emigrated.

Vol. 2, Worcester society of Antiquity wrote out, The Pioneers of Massachusetts:
nah b. 1 (12) 1645, Michael b. 21 (1) 1648. Robert, Watertown, before 1639. “Robert Bullard, the husband of Anne Bullard, bur. 29 (4) 1639, 40 years old.” The widow m. 2, Henry Thorp; she had grant of land in 1644. Ch. Benjamin, (m. in Ded-ham 5 (2) 1659, Martha, dau. of Thomas

Children

2. Anne BULLARD (See Richard DANA‘s page)

3. Maudlin Bullard

Maudlin’s husband John Pearson was born 1615 in Yorkshire England. His parents were John Personne and [__?__]. John died 17 Apr 1679 in Redding, Fairfield, CT

4. Benjamin Bullard

Benjamin’s first wife Sarah [__?__]

Benjamin’s second wife Martha Pidge was born 12 Jan 1642 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass. Her parents were Thomas Pidge and Mary Sothy. (Fairbanks)  Martha died 4 Jan 1676 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Mass.

Martha’s mother Mary Sothy Pigge (Pidge) was born about 1599 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England. She was the widow of Thomas Pigge of Roxbury, Mass. Thomas died of Dec 30, 1643 in Roxbury of dropsy, a godly Christian man. He had a fall & a bruise on his back, which hurt his kidneys & not carefully cured they utterly wasted away & many other of his entrails. Mary Pigge the wife of Thomas Pigge was admitted to Roxbury church as member #85.” She married as his second wife [our ancestor thru his 1st wife] Michael METCALF on 13 Aug 1645 in Dedham, Mass. Because the combined Metcalf/Pidge family now had 19 children, Martha was adopted by Jonathan FAIRBANKS. Jonathan’s daugther Mary had married Michael Metcalf’s son Michael METCALF Jr. a couple of years earlier.

Benjamin’s third wife Elizabeth Ellis was born 23 May 1651 in Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. Many sources say that her maiden name was Thorpe and her parents were Henry Thorpe and Ann [__?__], but that would mean she was Benjamin’s half sister and her mother was 51 years old when she was born.  Elizabeth died 1 Dec 1719 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Mass.

Upon the premature death of his father, Robert Bullard of Watertown, his mother, Anne Martyn Bullard (who soon remarried and lived out her life in Watertown) sent Benjamin to Dedham to be brought up by Robert’s brother John Bullard and his wife Madgalen Martyn Bullard (Benjamin’s mother’s sister). Except for its greater genetic closeness, Benjamin thus entered a foster relationship similar to that of Martha in the Fairbanks’ household.

5. James Thorpe

James’ wife Hannah Newcomb was born 15 Oct 1637 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Mass. Her parents were Francis Newcomb and Rachel Brackett. Hannah died 6 Dec 1710 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Mass.

Peter, the son of James and Hana Thorp was borne 30: 11 mo: 62 [which then
translates to 30 Jan 1763, at least I hope I have done this conversion
correctly]

Sources:

http://www.ourfamiliesroots.org/pedigree/york/pafg32.htm#2984

http://www.bobandelsa.com/Publishable07Apr08-o/p72.htm

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/h/o/Kathleen-Choi-HI/GENE3-0045.html#CHILD117966083

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=6204474&st=1

http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/browse.cfm/Ann-Martyn/f200965

Plummer, John. The Martyn Wives of Robert and John Bullard. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (1992), 146:280.  ‘Anne, b. say 1604; d. before 15 Oct. 1660 (Edgar J. Bullard, Other Bullards [Port Austin, Mich., 1928], 7); m. probably ca. 1625, Robert Bullard, b. probably in Barnham ca. 1600; d. at Watertown, Mass., 24 April 1639, aged 40, son of William and Grace (Bignette) Ballard (Bullard and Allied Families, 12-13). Anne (Martyn) Bullard married (2) before November 1639 Henry Thorpe.

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