Friday, June 23, 2017

The Hill Family

This is a "new" family. The Hill family and the forthcoming Pearce [Pierce] Family report help to expand the story of the Goddard and Wall families.


First Generation
 
1.  Jonathan Hill Sr.1 died circa 1690 in Warwick, King's Province, Rhode Island, British America.1 He was born in probably England.1 Jonathan Hill arrived on Prudence Island about 1657, in time for the birth of his second son, Jonathan Jr. He had probably resided elsewhere in the Rhode Island colony before that. The Hills were well acquainted with the family of William Allen, who arrived on Prudence Island by 1663.

Jonathan and Mary Hill had three known children: Robert, Jonathan and Henry. Robert, the eldest, married Mary Pearce [daughter of John, the mason] about 1668 and died in 1711. Jonathan Jr. was born in 1657. Henry, born 24 June 1661 at Kingstown, married Elizabeth _______.

The Hills eventually moved to Warwick, where Jonathan died by 1690.
Mary [Hill]1 was born (date unknown).
 
Jonathan Hill and Mary [Hill] had the following child:
 
2 i. Jonathan Hill, born 1657, Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America; died 5 Sep 1731, Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America.
 
Second Generation
 
2.  Jonathan Hill1 (Jonathan-1) was born in 1657 in Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America.1 He died on 5 Sep 1731 at the age of 74 in Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America.1 Jonathan was the son of Jonathan and Mary Hill. In a deposition concerning a conversation between his son John and Caleb Carr dated 24 December 1695, he called himself about 38 years. That would have placed his birth about 1657.

Jonathan purchased a quarter of a farm in Coweset from Philip Sweet on 6 July 1703 for £50.  On 24 August 1713, Jonathan bought from Joseph Reynolds of Kingstown, a tract of 100 acres for £300. Another 60 acres were added to the tract. Jonathan conveyed this land to son Thomas of Barrington on 1 January 1728 for £1000. He deeded to son Thomas of Swanzey, 105 acres in Warwick on 16 January 1721. On 15 September 1731, administration of his estate was granted to sons Jonathan and Caleb Hill.

Hill fathered eight children: Jonathan, Caleb [m. Ruth _______],, Mary [m. Isaac Lawton], Patience [m. Daniel Pearce], Rebecca [m. John Allen], Thomas [b. 1692, m. Elizabeth Allen & Rebecca Cole Allen], Ebenezer, and Sarah [m. _______ Hills].
 
Jonathan Hill had the following child:
 
3 i. Patience Hill, born ca 1687, Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America; married Daniel Pierce / Pearce Jr., 3 Oct 1708, Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America.
 
Sources:
1. Daniel Gould Allen & Edward A. Claypool, Allen - Gould - Hill -Descendants of William Allen of Prudence Island, 1660: Including Descendants of Jeremy Gould of Newport, 1630 & Jonathan Hill of Prudence Island, 1657 (Chicago, IL: Edward A. Claypool, 1908), 30-31; digital images, World Vital Records,  (www.worldvitalrecords.com : accessed 20 June 2017.
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Allen/Allin Family Update

This one has been a challenge! Lots of Williams and two William Allen families in New England at the same time. I believe this is the correct lineage:

First Generation
  
1.  William Allen1 was born circa 1561 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 He died on 10 Aug 1637 at the age of 76 in Wales, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Willam's father was probably William Allen [c1527 Brumby, Sheffied - 13 July 1616 Sheffield].
William Allen and Margaret Twigg were married on 1 Jul 1582 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Margaret Twigg1, daughter of Thomas Twigg, was born circa 1563 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 She died on 11 Oct 1607 at the age of 44 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1
 
William Allen and Margaret Twigg had the following child:
 
2 i. William Allen, born Jan 1590, Wales, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; married Rosa Storke, 11 Feb 1636, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; died ca 1667, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
William Allen and Anna Hoyle were married on 26 Jul 1608 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Anna Hoyle1 was born (date unknown).
 
Second Generation
 
2.  William Allen1 (William-1) was born in Jan 1590 in Wales, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 He died circa 1667 at the age of 77 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 He was buried on 24 Jun 1667 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Numerous genealogies confuse this William [1590-1667] and his son, William [1640-1685] with William Allen [c1602-1678/9] of Salem and his son William [bp. 31 May 1646]. These are two separate father/son combinations. The Great Migration Begins has a biographical sketch of the William Allen of Salem.

There is a strong possibility that William married twice and that Rosa was his second wife. Several sources suggest his first wife was Helena Horner. Birthdates for Helena range from 21 Jan 1575/6 to 4 Oct 1591. The marriage date is given as 12 October 1618 in Sheffield. If the 1591 birth is correct, then Helena is a viable candidate for the 1st Mrs. Allen. If the 1575/6 date is correct, then the match is extremely unlikely.
William Allen and Rosa Storke were married on 11 Feb 1636 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Rosa Storke1, daughter of John / Johnis Storke, was born in Apr 1613 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 She was baptized on 11 Apr 1613 at Cathedral Church of St. Peter & St. Paul in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 She died circa 1679 at the age of 66 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1
 
William Allen and Rosa Storke had the following child:
 
3 i. William Allen, born Aug 1640, Wales, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; married Elizabeth Hill, abt 1663, Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America; died 2 Jun 1685–20 Jun 1685, West Barrington, Rhode Island, British America.
 
 
Third Generation
 
 
3.  William Allen25 (William-2, William-1) was born in Aug 1640 in Wales, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.34 [based on baptismal date] He was baptized on 19 Aug 1640 in Wales, Yorkshire, England.3 He died on 2 Jun 1685–20 Jun 1685 at the age of 44 in West Barrington, Rhode Island, British America.24 William Allen, or Allin, was baptized in Wales, Yorkshire, England on 19 August1640, the son of William Allen and Rosa Storke.

There is some speculation that he first went to Barbados, then to Newport, RI. Alllen rented a house from John Paine and eventually built a house near the Homestead Wharf in Portsmouth before moving on to Prudence Island. He and Paine remained close friends.

Allen settled on Prudence Island in the Narragansett Bay, where he established a large stock farm. William ran cattle and sheep, establishing Prudence Island's prosperous sheep industry. Cattle and sheep pens were built from remnants of stone walls left by the Indians. Allen's sheep herd reached 685.

In addition, Allen and his neighbors sold wool, flax, hemp. fruit, produce, grains [primarily corn and rye, for bread and feed] and some tobacco. Pear, plum, peach and apple orchards dotted the countryside.

William Allen was made a freeman in 1669. He served as constable for twelve years. Allen also served as surveyor of cattle for several years and was called upon to sign legal documents.

William married Elizabeth Hill about 1663
William purchased roughly 150 acres from the estate of Captain Willett in Swanzey [now West Barrington, RI] for £55. Allen's holding eventually reached 600 acres.

During Kong Philip's War, Tom, one of Allen's Indian servants, was taken prisoner by a Captain Gorman. Tom's wife followed in a canoe. She tried to free her husband and was also taken captive by Gorman's men. Once Allen realized that the couple was missing, he went to their wigwam and discovered the couple's year-old son. The servants were suspected of being spies for King Philip and never returned to Allen. William took the boy into his own family.

Allen's business dealings required frequent trips to the mainland, so he eventually decided to relocate his house at Potter's Cove to his property in Swanzey. During the winter of 1680, the bay froze over and the enterprising Allen had a large sled built. William and his Indian servants managed to raise the house onto the sled and guide it across the ice. Oxen pulled the sled to Allin's Cove and a quarter mile up and over a hill to its final destination.

William had the house enlarged the following summer using large stones. Barrington's first post office was established in the Allen home.

His will was dated 2 June 1685 and proved 29 June 1685 at Portsmouth, Rhode Island. William named his wife "that is now Elizabeth  Allin," eldest son William and daughter Mary Remington executors. William was to receive all lands in Potowomut and East Greenwich at age. 2nd son Thomas was given the house in Swanzey, with the stipulation that his mother continue to live there, as well as half the stock on the property to each of them. Sons John and Matthew were bequeathed a share of the land in Rehoboth and £20, at age. Daughters Mercy and Sarah were to receive £20 each and a feather bed each at age 18. Wife Elizabeth was left household goods and the care of a seven year old Indian boy.

William, Thomas and Matthew were all under 21 at the time of their father's death. Mercy and Sarah were under 18.
William Allen and Elizabeth Hill were married about 1663 in Prudence Island, Rhode Island, British America.2,6 Elizabeth Hill2 was born about 1642–1644 in Kent Co., Rhode Island, British America.2,6 She died after 1685 at the age of 43 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British America.6 Death year of 1704 on undocumented trees.
 
William Allen and Elizabeth Hill had the following child:
 
4 i. Mary Allen, born 1664, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island; married Thomas Remington, abt 1679, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island; died aft 1710, Warwick, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island, British America.
 
 
Fourth Generation
 
4.  Mary Allen2,4 (William-3, William-2, William-1) was born in 1664 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island.23 She died after 1710 at the age of 46 in Warwick, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island, British America.2,4 She was also known as Mary Remington.3,7
Mary Allen and Thomas Remington were married about 1679 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island.34,7 Thomas Remington23, son of John Remington and Abigail Acie \ Acey, was born on 4 Feb 1655/6 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3 He died between 20 May 1710 and 26 Sep 1710 at the age of 54 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island.8 He signed a will on 20 May 1710 in Rhode Island.8 Thomas had his estate probated on 26 Sep 1710 in Rhode Island.8 Thomas Remington bought Cowesett farm #1 in 1692/3. The farm consisted of 240 acres and was purchased from John Warner and Philip Sweet for £57. He was "of Prudence Island" when admitted as a freeman of Portsmouth on 28 March 1692 at the home of William Corey. He was chosen to serve on the "Jury of Tryals" on 22 August of that year. Thomas was deeded land by his father in 1695 and 1709. He became a freeman at Warwick in 1704. In his will dated 20 May 1710, Remington named his wife Mary, eight sons [six under 21] and two daughters [under 18]. He left his land to Thomas, Jr., William, and John. They were to pay legacies to their siblings.
 
Thomas Remington and Mary Allen had the following children:
 
5 i. Thomas Remington, born 1682, Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island; married Maplet Gorton, 28 Dec 1710, Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island; died 25 Sep 1723, Rhode Island.
ii. Prudence Remington7 was born about 1706 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island.3,7
iii. William Remington7 was born about 1680 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island.3,7 He died about 1 Mar 1764 at the age of 84 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island.3
6 iv. Daniel Remington, born abt 1692, Portsmouth or Warwick, Rhode Island; married Anna Gorton, 16 Feb 1722/3, Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island; died 12 Mar 1787, Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island.
v. Joseph Remington7 was born about 1694 in Portsmouth or Warwick, Rhode Island.3,7 He died in Sep 1763 at the age of 69 in Cranston, Providence Co., Rhode Island.3
vi. John Remington7 was born about 1690 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island.3,7 He died on 18 Jul 1723 at the age of 33 in Johnston, Providence Co., Rhode Island.3
vii. Stephen Remington7 was born about 1699 in Portsmouth or Warwick, Rhode Island.3,7 He died in 1785 at the age of 86 in Pawtuxet, Providence/Kent Co., Rhode Island.3
viii. Matthew Remington9 was born about 1700 in Portsmouth or Warwick, Rhode Island.3,9 He died in 1771 at the age of 71.3
ix. Jonathan Remington9 was born about 1702 in Portsmouth or Warwick, Rhode Island.3,9
x. Mary Remington7 was born about 1704 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island.3,7
 
Sources:
1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "Pedigree Resource File," database, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : accessed 2017), Allen lineage; submitted by 15 may 2011.
        2. Compiler: unknown, Ancestral File Pedigree Chart for Holden Rhodes, Jr. [1750 - 1809], Version: 4.19 (30 May 2002).
        3. Lois Edna Remington Sorensen, Compiler: Lois Edna Remington Sorensen, Sorensen Family: Remington-Sorensen Family Tree, Location: The Sorensens.net, Url: http://www.thesorensens.net/FamilyTree/np75.htm (29 March 2005).
        4. Daniel Gould Allen & Edward A. Claypool, Allen - Gould - Hill -Descendants of William Allen of Prudence Island, 1660: Including Descendants of Jeremy Gould of Newport, 1630 & Jonathan Hill of Prudence Island, 1657 (Chicago, IL: Edward A. Claypool, 1908), 15-17; digital images, World Vital Records,  (www.worldvitalrecords.com : accessed 20 June 2017.
        5. J.R. Cole, The History of Washington & Kent Counties, Rhode Island (New York: W.W. Preston & Co., 1889), ; digital images, Archive.com (www.archive.com : accessed 20 June 2017.
        6. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "Pedigree Resource File," database, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : accessed 2017), Elizabeth's maiden name; submitted by 27 may 2016.
        7. B. J. Omanson, Compiler: B. J. Omanson, The Descendants of Richard Remington 1450 - 1525, Location: FamiliaOnline, Url: http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/newfam/Outline187.html (5 February 2004).
        8. Compiler: John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: comprising three generations of settlers who came before 1690 [with many families carried to the fourth generation] (Joel Munsell's Sons / Genealogical Publishing, Albany, NY / Baltimore, MD, 1887 / 1969), p. 162.
        9. Adelos Gorton, The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton (George S. Ferguson, Philadelphia, PA, 1907), p. 172

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lakin Family Update

First Generation
 
1.  Henry Lakin1 was born about 1635 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England.12 He died in 1695 at the age of 60 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.12 Henry Lakin was of Alderwaisare, Staffordshire, England. He married Margery Muse in 1655 in Litchfield, Staffordshire. The couple had six children. Exactly when Margery died is not known. Henry and their children left for Pennsylvania in 1685, so Margery died between the birth of Susannah in 1665 and 1685

At least Henry Lakin and children Moses, Sarah and Susanna departed Bristol, England aboard the
Unicorn and arrived in Philadelphia on 16 October 1685. Hannah and Rachel were either on the same ship or arrived about the same time as the others, as both went to Pennsylvania.

Henry married for a second time on 9 March 1686/7 in Philadelphia to Anne Lee, widow of Charles Lee.

Henry Lakin died in Philadelphia in 1695.

Henry Lakin and Margery muse1 were married on 10 Apr 1655 in St. Mary's, Litchfiled, Staffordshire, England.1 Margery muse12 was born in 1633–1637 in England.1 She died in 1665–1685 at the age of 32 in Stafforshire, England.1
 
Henry Lakin and Margery muse had the following children:
 
i. Esther Lakin was born on 1 Jan 1654/5 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England.2
2 ii. Hannah Lakin, born 29 Jan 1656/7, Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England; married Daniel Howell, 4 Sep 1686, at the residence of Isaac Pierson, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died bef 1739, probably Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
iii. Sarah Lakin was born on 1 Apr 1659 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England.2
iv. Moses Lakin was born on 1 Jan 1659/60 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England.2
v. Rachel Lakin was born on 23 Sep 1662 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England.2 She died on 13 Jul 1704 at the age of 41 in Pennsylvania.2
vi. Susannah Lakin was born on 12 Nov 1665 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England.2
 
 
Second Generation
 
2.  Hannah Lakin1 (Henry-1) was born on 29 Jan 1656/7 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England.2 She died before 1739 at the age of 82 in probably Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.2 She was also known as Hannah Howell.3

Hannah Lakin and Daniel Howell1 were married on 4 Sep 1686 in at the residence of Isaac Pierson, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3 Daniel Howell4, son of Thomas Howell and Katherine Thomas, was born about 1660 in Tamworth, Warwickshire, England.5 He signed a will on 14 Apr 1739 in Solebury Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.3 He died in Sep 1739 at the age of 79 in Solebury Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.67 Daniel had his estate probated on 28 Sep 1739 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.8 Daniel was born in England and died in Solebury Township, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He came to West Jersey with his father and siblings aboard the "Welcome" in 1682. He sold his 250 acre Cooper's Creek plantation, "Livewell" to brother Mordecai in 1687.

He then removed to Philadelphia, where he served on the grand jury in 1701. Daniel was listed as "of Philadelphia" in a deed of 29 September 1690. He spent his final years in Solebury Township. On 10 June 1734 he deeded 200 acres of his Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey property to granddaughter of Elizabeth.

'This Indenture Made the tenth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and thirty four Between Daniel Howell of the County of Bucks in the Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, of the one part, and Elizabeth Howell eldest daughter of Daniel Howell late of the township of Amwell in the County of Hunterdon and Western Division of the Province of New Jersey yeo: dec'd of the other part Witnesseth that the said Daniel Howell as well for and in Consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth towards the said Elizabeth Howell his Grand Daughter as also for the sum of five shillings of good and lawful Money to him in hand paid at and before the Sealing and delivery of these presents by the said Elizabeth Howell the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said Daniel Howell hath given granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the sd Elizabeth Howel her Hiers and Assigns for ever the just number and quanity of two hundred acres of Land to be had received taken up & surveyed in any part of the Western Division afs'd pursuant to the regulations Customs and Constitutions of the Division for taking up Lands in that Case made use of and provided and which sd two hundred Acres of Land is the same quantity for which the said Daniel Howell obtained a warrent from the Council of Proprietors for sd Western Division which sd Warrant bears date the 9th day of May Anno Domini in part of his Right of one eighth part of a propriety of Land in the sd Western Division which descended to the sd Daniel Howell as eldest son and Heir at Law of his father Thomas Howell late of the sd Western Division yeo: dec'd, who purchased the same of Benjamin Bartlett of Westminister in the County of Middlesex gent: by Indenture of Lease and release dated the last day of August & the first day of September Anno Dom: 1677 and is part of one full and whole propriety of Land by the sd Benjamin Bartlett in partnership with Samuel Coles of London Haberdasher purchased of Edward Billing by Ind'rs of Lease and Release dated the first and second days of March Anno Domini 1676

"In Witness whereof the party first named in these present Indentures have hereunto interchangably put their hands and seals the day and year first above written.           Daniel Howell

witnesses: Henry Stewart and Francis Mason
Daniel married Hannah Lakin in 1686 in a ceremony performed at the Philadelphia residence of Isaac Pierson.

The Last Will and Testament of Daniel Howell: [proved 28 September 1739]

"In the Name of God Amen the fourteenth day of April Anno Dom: One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty nine. I Daniel Howell of Solebury County of Bucks and province of Pennsylvania yeoman being sick in body but of good & perfect Memory......

"and my Body to be buried in such place where it shall please my Executors hereafter named to appoint.......

"Imprimus I give & bequeath unto my son Benjamin Howell five shillings to be paid by my Executors after my decease

"Item I give & bequeath unto my son-in-law Job Howell one shilling to be paid by my Executors after my Decease.

"Item I give and bequeath unto William Rittenhuysen of Amwell and Joseph Howell of Bethlehem County of Hunterdon and Western Division of the Province of New Jersey yeomen All my Estate both real and personal in every ways belonging unto me excepting an eighth part of a propritary Right unto and purchased by my father Thomas Howell I will that the said Joseph Howell have it.

"Lastly I nominate & appoint the above sd William Rittenhousen an[d] the above sd Joseph Howell to be my executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

                                                             Daniel Howell

witnesses: Daniel Howell, Edward Milnor, Chris Search"
 
Daniel Howell and Hannah Lakin had the following children:
 
3 i. Hannah Howell, born abt 1687, Cooper's Creek, Waterford Twp., Gloucester Co., West Jersey; married Job Howell; died bef 1739, New Jersey.
4 ii. Daniel Howell, born 4 Sep 1688, Cooper's Creek, Waterford Twp., Gloucester Co., West Jersey; married Elsie [Mary?] Reading, abt 1710, New Jersey; died Oct 1733, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.
5 iii. Benjamin Howell, born abt 1695, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; married Catharine Papen, 19 Jul 1721; died 6 Sep 1774, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.
6 iv. Joseph Howell, born abt 1698, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; married Gertrude [Howell]; died 5 Feb 1776, Kingwood Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.
7 v. Catherine Howell, born abt 1700, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; married William Rittenhouse, abt 1719, Cresheim, Upper Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; died 1778, Rosemont, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.
 
Sources:
1. "Hill, Jordan, Klages & Related Lines, with Photos", database, Ancestry.com, RootsWeb World Connect Project (www.ancestry.com/rootswbworldconnect.com : accessed 15 June 2017), Lakin Family; undocumented and unnamed family tree submitted 2015 by Jan Saunders, [contact information for private use].
        2. Compiler: unknown, Ancestral File Family Group Record for Henry Lakin - AFN:19WG-CJK, Version: 4.19 (9 October 1999).
        3. Josiah Granville Leach, Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families (J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1898), p. 145.
        4. Josiah Granville Leach, Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families.
        5. Josiah Granville Leach, Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families, p. 143.
        6. Josiah Granville Leach, Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families, p. 144.
        7. Compiler: unknown, Ancestral File Family Group Record for Thomas Howell - AFN:958S-N7, Version: 4.19 (9 October 1999).
        8. Josiah Granville Leach, Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families, p. 146

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Perkins Family Update [Gen. 4-5, Sources]

 
Fourth Generation
 
4.  Isaac Perkins35 (Thomas-3, Henry-2, Thomas-1) was baptized on 20 Dec 1571 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.45 He was born circa 20 Dec 1571 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.45 He died before 15 Dec 1639 at the age of 67 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay, British America.45 Isaac, also recorded as "Issache," was born in Deceber 1571 in Hillmorton, Rugby Borough, Warwickshire, England to Thomas Perkins and Alice Kebble.
He married 1st, Alice __________ in Hillmorton about 1594/5. They had three children, all baptized at Hillmorton: (1) Sarah [3 Feb 1596], (2) Elizabeth [19 May 1600] and (3) Thomas [27 May 1601]. Mrs. Perkins died in late June 1602 and was buried on the 28th of the month.

Isaac remarried shortly after his wife's death - to another Alice. This marriage spawned seven children, all baptized at Hillmorton:

(1) Abraham [c 4 July 1603]: He married Mary Wise or Wyeth and was one of the first settlers of Hampton, Rockinham, NH, miller, clerk of the market, constable and tavern keeper.
(2) Jacob [23 Mar 1605/6]: Reportedly settled at Holmes Hole, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, MA.
(3) Abigail [8Nov 1607]
(4) Isaac [26 Jan 1611/12]: He married Susanna Wise or Wyeth [sister to Mary above] ; like brother Abraham, one of first settlers of Hampton, constable.
(5) Hannah [9 Oct 1614]
(6) Lydia [1 Jan 1617/18]
(7) Mary [16 Sep 1621]: May have married Henry Green of Hampton and died 26 Apr 1690.

Perkins settled in Ipswich by 1637, when he was granted "land lying above the street called Brook Street, six acres." Widow Alice Perkins sold the lot to Joseph Morse on 15 June 1639. Isaac's time in America was only about two years. Isaac was buried in the Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich.
Isaac Perkins and Alice [Perkins] were married circa 1594/5 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.5 Alice [Perkins]5 died circa 28 Jun 1602 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.5 She was buried on 28 Jun 1602 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.5
 
Isaac Perkins and Alice [Perkins] were married between Jul 1602 and Oct 1602 in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England.5 Eldest son, Abraham born in early July 1603. October 1602 is nine months prior. Alice [Perkins]5 died after 15 Jun 1639 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay, British America?.5
 
Isaac Perkins and Alice [Perkins] had the following child:
 
5 i. Lydia Perkins, born abt 1616, possibly Herefordshire, England; married Francis Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie], bef 1640, Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; died 3 Mar 1648, Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
 
 
Fifth Generation
 
5.  Lydia Perkins (Isaac-4, Thomas-3, Henry-2, Thomas-1) was born about 1616 in possibly Herefordshire, England.3 She died on 3 Mar 1648 at the age of 32 in Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.3,6
Lydia Perkins and Francis Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie] were married before 1640 in Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.6 Francis Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie]3,78, son of John Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie] and Isabelle Harper, was born between 1612 and 1614 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.910 He signed a will on 20 Jan 1695/6 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.11 [Essex Probate Docket # 20826] He died on 19 Feb 1697/8 at the age of 86 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.12 Francis had his estate probated on 7 Aug 1698 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.13 Francis Peabody was the second son of John and Isabelle. He was born in England and sailed for New England in 1635. According to a book of passenger lists found in the British Records Office in London, on 20 April 1635, Husbandman Francis Peboddy, aged 21, "imbarqued in the Planter", Nicholas Trarice, Master, as one of those who purchased certificates "from the Minister of St. Albons in Hertfordshire & Attestacon from the Justices of peace according to the Lord's order." The ship arrived at Boston 7 June 1635.

The first record of Francis Peabody is in reference to his "planting ground" in Ipswich, Essex County in 1636. In 1638/9, he joined Rev. Stephen Bachilor and 12 others in settling at Hampton, Norfolk Co. [now Rockingham Co., New Hampshire]. Francis became at freeman there on 18 May 1642. His residence at Hampton was near those of Isaac Perkins and William Cole. He married Isaac Perkins's daughter Lydia about the time he moved to Hampton. On 4 November 1645, the Ipswich court recorded that Eunice Cole*, wife of William, was ordered to sit in the stocks at Hampton for having made slanderous speeches against Susan Perkins and Lydia Peabody. She was to pay the witness, Isaac Perkins, 7d and pay court fees.

In 1649 he was appointed as a commissioner by the Norfolk County court to try cases involving small amounts of money. Francis sold his Hampton property to Robert Drake on 25 March 1650 and moved to Topsfield, Massachusetts. [Topsfield had been set off from Ipswich in 1648.] Peabody purchased 250 acres from Samuel Symonds. On 20 April 1666, he purchased one acre located beside Pye Brook from William Evans. There he established Topsfield's first gristmill in 1672. He built two houses near the mill. The first survived until 1846 and the second, built in 1692, stood until 1914.

As a resident of Topsfield, Peabody served as a selectman and lieutenant of the local military company. A 1678 tax list shows him two sons and a servant, one house, 62 acres of land, six oxen, eight cows, 26 sheep, five hogs, and three horses. The assessment was 18s. 4p.

Lydia Peabody died in 1648. Francis married widow Mary [Foster] Wood in 1650. He was listed as aged 78 in a 19 November 1690 court document wherein Peabody testified that he had purchased half of Samuel Symonds's land.  Lt. Peabody died on 19 February 1698 at Topsfield. Francis Peabody's will was dated 20 January 1695/6. He named his wife Mary, sons John, Joseph, William, Isaac, Nathaniel, daughters Lydia [Perley], Mary [Death], Sarah [Howe], Hephzibah [Rea], son-in-law [step-son] Daniel Wood, and the children of deceased son Jacob. Mary, John and Isaac were named executors. The will was proved 7 August 1698 and the inventory of the estate was recorded 30 September 1698.

[*Eunice Cole was tried for witchcraft in 1656 and sentenced to imprisonment in Boston and a public whipping. She was in and out of prison for the next decade. Her husband died in 1662. Eunice was living in destitute conditions at times. She was tried again in 1673 [for trying to persuade at 10 year old girl to live with her] and found not guilty. Widow Cole was imprisoned again in 1680. ]
 
Francis Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie] and Lydia Perkins had the following children:
 
6 i. Lydia Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie], born 1640, Hampton, Norfolk, Massachusetts [present-day Rockingham Co., New Hampshire]; married Thomas Howlett Jr., 8 Jul 1661, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; married Thomas Perley, 8 Jul 1668, Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 30 Apr 1715, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
7 ii. John Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie], born abt 1642, Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; married Hannah Andrews, 23 Nov 1665, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; married Sarah Mosely, 26 Nov 1703, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 5 Jul 1720, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts?.
8 iii. Joseph Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie], born abt 1644, Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; married Bethiah Bridges, 26 Oct 1668, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; married Mary Wheeler, 4 Jan 1714/5, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died Apr 1722, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
9 iv. William Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie], born abt 1646, Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; married Mary Brown, 8 Dec 1680, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts?; married Hannah Hale, 14 Aug 1684, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 6 Mar 1699/1700, Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
10 v. Isaac Peabody [Pabody, Paybody, Pabodie], born abt 1648, Hampton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; married Sarah Estes, abt 1694, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died abt Dec 1726, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 
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