Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and hope this blog will help with that. I am not an expert and I consider most of my research as a work in progress. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My Mayflower Ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Ancestors from Sandwich, Barnstable County, Mass.

This post is part of an ongoing project of organizing my direct ancestors by the towns in New England where they lived. I love learning about these towns. Please add a comment about your family from these towns or your favorite resources for this area. Much of the genealogical information is a work in progress! I have blogged about many of the ancestors listed, but some I don't know enough about yet to write a sketch of their lives.



Richard 1 Bourne, b. ca 1610, m. Bathsheba ___, died Sandwich 1682. Descend through their son Elisha 2b. 1647 who married Patience Skiffe and remained in Sandwich, then Hannah 3 Bourne 1689 who married Seth Pope.
John Briggs, b. England, original 1640 proprietor of Sandwich, d. there about 1641, m. Katherine ____.  I descend through their son Samuel who was m. Elizabeth Ellis at Sandwich (she was the daughter of John Ellis and Elizabeth Freeman). I descend through their daughter Elizabeth, born Sandwich in 1665 and married John Benson and they moved to Hull.
Thomas Burgess and Dorothy Waynes. Thomas was born England ca 1603, migrated and was at Sandwich by 1637 where they raised their family, dying there 23 Feb 1685. I descend through their son John 2 who was born England ca 1629 and married Mary Worden in Sandwich and eventually moved to Yarmouth which is probably where he died in 1701. I also descend through their daughter Elizabeth born England ca 1630 who married Ezra Perry and they raised their family in Sandwich where she died in 1717.
Edward Dillingham, born 1596 Cotesbach, Leicestershire, came to Nantasket in 1632, first settling at Saugus (now Lynn), then settling at Sandwich. He was married to Ursula _____. I descend through their son John Dillingham b. 1629 who married Elizabeth Feake and lived at Harwich (now Brewster), Mass.  I then descend through daughter Sarah 3 Dillingham b. in Brewster, married Jeremiah Jones and moved to Yarmouth.
John Ellis, he was in Sandwich by 1640s. He married Elizabeth Freeman (born England 1624, dau of Edmund Freeman and Bennet Hodsoll) at Sandwich about 1645. He died, likely in Sandwich, in 1677. I descend through their daughter Elizabeth who married Samuel Briggs of Sandwich as well as their daughter Bennet who married Obadiah Eddy of Middleborough.
Edmund Freeman, b. 1596, Pulborough, Sussex, came on the ship Abigail in 1635, settled in Saugus (now Lynn), later moving to Sandwich as one of the founders of the town. He married Bennet Hodsoll, 2nd Elizabeth Raymer. I descend from two of Edmund and Bennett’s children. Daughter Elizabeth born England 1624 who married John Ellis and moved to Rochester, Mass. And Major John Freeman who moved to Eastham; he was married to Mercy Prence.
Benjamin Nye, b. 1620 at Kent, m. Katherine Tupper 1640 at Sandwich (she was born 1623 at Chelmsford, Essex, dau of Thomas Tupper and Katherine Gator) d. 1704-07 at Sandwich.  Came on the Abigail in 1635. Operated a grist mill. My Nye lines are a bit shaky in some generations so it’s a work in progress but I believe I descend through two of their sons:
1.      Jonathan born Sandwich 1649, m. Hannah ___ and Patience Burgess, died after 7 July 1744. Inherited the grist mill. I then descend through Jonathan and Patience’s son David b. 1706, m. Elizabeth Briggs 1733, died 1796. Then through Jonathan Nye b. Rochester 1740, m. Elizabeth Irish 1762 (she was born 1745, Plymouth, dau of William Irish).  Then through Sophia Nye b. 1763 at Rochester, m. Elisha Benson in 1783 at Rochester.
2.      John Nye, b. about 1650 at Sandwich, m. Esther Shed 1672 at Sandwich (she was born 1650 at Sandwich, daughter of Daniel Shed and Mary Gurney). I descend through Nathan Nye b. 1691, who m Dorothy Bryant 1715 at Sandwich (she was b Scituate 1693 dau of Daniel Bryant). Then through William Nye b. Sandwich 1733, m. Abigail Pope in 1766 (she was born Sandwich 1747 dau of John Pope and Mercy Swift), died 1806 at Sandwich. Then through William Nye b. Sandwich 1765, moved to Rochester where he married Ruth Snow in 1785 (she was born 1768 at Rochester, dau of David and Phebe Snow), he died Rochester 1841. Then through William Nye b. Rochester 1794, m Nancy Snow 1818 at Rochester (she was b Rochester 1797 in Rochester, dau of Silas Snow and Ruth Jones), he died at sea 1831. Then through Aurilla West Nye born 1829 in Rochester (area became Mattapoisett), m. Josiah Benson in 1853 at Middleborough.
Love this old photo I found at an estate auction

 
Ezra Perry, born England about 1625, m. Elizabeth Burgess 1652 at Sandwich (she was born about 1630 in England, dau of Thomas Burgess and Dorothy Waynes), died Sandwich in 1689. He came to Sandwich with his siblings in early 1640s. I descend through their daughter Deborah who was born Sandwich 1654, m. Seth Pope.
Seth Pope, b. 1689, Dartmouth, son of Seth Pope and Deborah Perry, moved to Sandwich and married Hannah Bourne in 1710 (Hannah was born 1689 at Sandwich the dau of Elisha Bourne and Patience Skiffe. Seth died Sandwich in 1744. I descend through their son John Pope b. 1716 who married Mercy Swift (she born 1719 in Sandwich, dau of Josiah Swift and Experience Nye). They raised their family in Sandwich and he died there in 1762. I then descend through Abigail Pope born 1747, married William Nye and remained in Sandwich where she died in 1829. I then descend through their son William Nye b. 1765; married Ruth Snow at Rochester in 1785.
James Skiffe, b. about 1610, m. Mary ____, died about 1685 at Sandwich. One of the original 13 settlers of Sandwich where he operated a mill. I descend through his daughter Patience who was born Sandwich 1652, m. Elisha Bourne of Sandwich in 1675.
William Swift, born before 1596, England, m. 1st Sarah ____, 2nd Joan ____ 1626 at Bermondsey, Surrey. He migrated 1630 and was first in Watertown , then in Sandwich by 1637 and died by Jan 1642/43 in Sandwich.   I descend through his son William born 1627 prob. In Surrey, m. Ruth ____, about 1650 at Sandwich, died 1706 at Sandwich. Then Josiah Swift born ___ in Sandwich, m. Experience Nye in 1718 at Sandwich (I haven’t placed Experience yet) died 1753-57 in Sandwich. Then Mercy Swift born Sandwich 1719, m. John Pope of Sandwich, died 1815 at Sandwich.
Thomas Tupper b. 1578 Bury, Sussex, England, m. 1st Katherine Gator 1622, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 2nd Susan Turner in 1628 at Topsfield, Mass., 3rd Anne Hodgson in 1634. He d. Sandwich in 1676. He was one of the “Ten Men of Saugus” (in an area that became Lynne) who founded Sandwich. He was likely on the ship Abigail in 1635 but may have come to America on earlier voyages as well. I descend through Thomas and Katherine’s daughter Katherine who was born Chelmsford, England in 1623, m. Benjamin Nye in Sandwich in 1640 and died Sandwich 1676. 

One of my favorite Sandwich resources:
RA Lovell, Jr., Sandwich A Cape Cod Town, 1984
 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Ancestors from Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes Co., Mass.

This post is part of an ongoing project of organizing my direct ancestors by the towns in New England where they lived. I love learning about the towns in which they lived. Please add a comment about your family from these towns or your favorite resources for this area. Much of the genealogical information is a work in progress! I have blogged about many of the ancestors listed, but some I don't know enough about yet to write a sketch of their lives.


John Butler, b. ca Dec 1624, died Edgartown in 1658. Married Mary Lynde. He was the son of Nicholas Butler who may have also lived at Edgartown; need to do more research. I descend through their son John Butler  born 1651 who married Priscilla Norton and died Edgartown 1738. I then descend through their daughter Priscilla who married Thomas Snow and moved to Harwich.
John Marchant, he was an early resident of Martha’s Vineyard, also in Newport RI in 1638, Braintree in 1638, Watertown in 1642, Yarmouth 1648. He married Sarah ____, prob. died before 1670. I descend through son John who married ____, died before 1693 prob at Edgartown. Then through his son Abishai who was born 1651 at Yarmouth/Dennis, m. Mary Taylor, died before Feb 1718 prob at Yarmouth. Then through their daughter Hannah Marchant b about 1677 at Yarmouth/Dennis and married Matthew Pease who was born Edgartown.
Nicholas Norton, born 1610 Wells, Somerset, England, son of Nicholas and Joan Norton, m. Elizabeth ___ of Weymouth Mass, died 1690 Edgartown. I descend through their daughter Priscilla b. Edgartown about 1655, m. John Butler about 1671.
John Pease early settler of Martha’s Vineyard, born about 1608 in England, married Mary ___ and Lucy Weston (don’t know anything about her yet), died after Sept 1677. I descend through John and Lucy’s son James born 1637, m. Elizabeth Norton (b. about 1645 dau of Nicholas Norton) and Abigail Travis, died 1719 prob Edgartown. I then descend through James and Elizabeth’s dau Martha Pease born about 1669, m. Joseph Atkins at Edgartown about 1709. 

I've found Charles Edward Banks' multi-volume History of Martha's Vineyard very helpful in my limited Martha's Vineyard research. 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Ancestors from Scituate, Plymouth Co., Mass.

This post is part of an ongoing project of organizing my direct ancestors by the towns in New England where they lived. I love learning about the towns in which they lived. Please add a comment about your family from these towns or your favorite resources for this area. Much of the genealogical information is a work in progress! I have blogged about many of the ancestors listed, but some I don't know enough about yet to write a sketch of their lives.



John Booth, he was born about 1634 at England, m. Elizabeth Granger in 1656, prob at Marshfield 1704-1709. Elizabeth was born about 1636 in England, daughter of Thomas Granger and Grace Hasse of Scituate. I descend through their son Benjamin born 1667 at Scituate, he married Mary Sutton about 1690 prob in Scituate (Mary was born 1666 in Scituate the dau of John Sutton and Elizabeth Howes). I then descend through their daughter Naomi Booth born Scituate 1691, m. Thomas Pierce at Middleborough in 1714, died after April 1746 in Middleborough.
John Bryant lived at Barnstable and then Scituate. He married three times: 1st Mary Lewis, dau of George Lewis and Mary Jenkins; 2nd Elizabeth, dau of Rev. William Wetherell and Mary Fisher of Scituate; third Mary Highland, dau of Thomas Highland of Scituate. John Bryant died 1684 in Scituate. I then descend through John and Elizabeth’s son Daniel born 2nd Church Scituate 1659/60. Daniel married Dorothy _____ died 1684. I then descend through Daniel’s dau Dorothy, born Scituate 1692/3 who m. Nathan Nye in Sandwich in 1715 and moved to Sandwich.
Thomas Granger of Scituate, m. Grace Hasse in 1620 at Eastwell, Kent, died Scituate 1643. I descend through their daughter Elizabeth who m. John Booth.
William Hatch, born about 1598 probably in Kent, England; He m. Jane Young at Tenterden, Kent, in 1624. He migrated in 1634/5 on the Hercules with his wife Jane, five children and six servants. He was the ruling elder of the Second Church at Scituate. He died at Scituate in 1651 and Jane married, second, Thomas King at Scituate in 1653.
Samuel Howes/House b. about June 1610, Eastwell, Kent, m. Ann Hammond about April 1636, died Scituate 1667. He prob came over with Rev Lothrop in 1634, settling Scituate, was one of the first settlers of Barnstable. Later went to Cambridge, returning to Scituate at some point.  I descend through their daughter Elizabeth Howes b. 1636 Scituate, m. John Sutton at Scituate in 1662, d. after 12 Nov 1691.
Robert Linnell, born about 1584, possibly in Kent, married Peninah Howes in the 1630s probably in London (she was born about 1596 in Egerton, Kent, dau of John Howes who did not come to America), he emigrated first to Scituate and then to Barnstable; was a member of Rev. Lothrop’s church.  He married 2nd Susan ___. I descend through is daughter Bethia, with wife Peninah, who was born before Feb 1641 at Barnstable, m. Stephen Hopkins in 1701, died Harwich 1726.
Thomas Lombard, b before Feb 1582 at Dorset, England, m. Joyce ____, emigrated in 1630, first lived at Dorchester, then Scituate, then Barnstable. He died in Barnstable 1663-1665. I descend through his son Caleb whom I know very little about; he died marry Deliverance Fuller and I descent through their daughter Deliverance who married William Nickerson and lived at Chatham where she died about 1716. 
Thomas Simmons, born 1600 in England, m. Elizabeth Nash (born England 1609, died 1680 at Scituate), died Boston 1682. Also lived at Scituate. I descend through their son John who was b. Scituate about 1640, m. Martha Shephard about 1668 (she was b ca 1648), died Freetown 1711. I descend through their son Abraham who was born 1679 at Freetown, m. Ann Lee in 1707, d. Freetown in 1749. Then through Mary Simmons who was born Freetown 1723, m. Richard Pierce 1745 at Freetown. 
John Sutton b. 1594 Great Snoring, Norfolk, England, m. Julian Adocke 1620 at Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk (Julian was born 1599 Attelborough, Norfolk dau of John Adcocke and Elizabeth Eldred). Migrated on the Diligent in 1638. Lived at Hingham and then Rehoboth.  Died 1672 at Rehoboth.  I descend through their son John who was born 1621 at Great Snoring, m. Elizabeth Howes 1662 at Scituate (she was born Scituate 1636 dau of Samuel Howes and Ann Hammond). I then descend through Mary Sutton born 1666 at Scituate who married Benjamin Booth about 1690 and died after March 1709 prob at Middleborough.
Rev. William Wetherell, b. ca 1600, in England, married Mary Fisher 26 March 1627 in Canterbury, Kent, England (Mary was born 1604 in Boughton, Mochelsea, Kent, dau of Thomas Fisher and Joan Lake), he died Scituate 9 April 1684. A Puritan, he migrated in 1635 with his wife, three sons and a servant. Settled first Charlestown, then Newtowne (Cambridge), then Duxbury and finally Scituate where he was the minister of the Second Church.
George Willard, b. 1611 Horsmonden, Kent, son of Richard Willard and Joanne Morebread, He m. Dorothy Dunster. He arrived New England 1638, settling first at Scituate but he isn’t seen in records there after 1645. He may have gone to Maryland or Georgiana, Maine. I descend through their daughter Deborah born about 1645, Scituate, m. Paul Sears about 1658 in Yarmouth, died Yarmouth 1721.