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Ahnentafel of Winifred Woodruff Whitehouse Rogers
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1. Winifred Woodruff WHITEHOUSE, daughter of Charles Austin Whitehouse and Josephine Henry Woodruff, was born on 7 May 1902 in New York and died in Maryland on 24 Dec 1989. She married Joel Townsley Rogers on 28 Feb 1924 in New York. Their children were
2. Charles Austin WHITEHOUSE, son of George Meredith Whitehouse and Helen Ostrander, was born on 19 Aug 1868 and died on 1 November 1935. He married Josephine Henry Woodruff on 18 June 1898. Their children:
3. Josephine Henry WOODRUFF, daughter of Edward Lowrey Woodruff and Mariana Bateman, was born on 26 September 1877. She married Charles Austin Whitehouse on 18 June 1898. She died on 22 December 1937 and was buried at Ewing Church Cemetery, north of Trenton, New Jersey.
4. George Meredith WHITEHOUSE, son of Edward Whitehouse and Julia Eliza Cammann, was born on 8 May 1844. He married Helen Ostrander on 20 November 1867 in Brooklyn, New York. He died on 5 June 1906 in Frankfort, Germany, and was buried in the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
5. Helen OSTRANDER, daughter of Dr. Ferdinand William Ostrander and Sarah Ann Wright, was born on 8 March 1843 in New Brighton, New York. She married George Meredith Whitehouse on 20 November 1867 in Brooklyn, New York. Their children:
6. Edward Lowrey WOODRUFF, the son of Israel Carle Woodruff and Caroline Augusta Mayhew, was born on 8 October 1851. MS [cut off -- could it be "US"?] Light House Service 1872-1924. Note in Whitehouse family tree says:
Reg. Soc. Col. Wars. 1899-192. 9th in descent from Gov. Thomas Mayhew. 8th " " " Tristram Coffin. 8th " " " John Woodruff. 8th " " " John Jenney. 7th " " " Thomas Pope. 6th " " " Ephraim Hunt. John Howland. Christopher Hussey.He married Mariana Bateman on 25 August 1875 in Saint Stephen's Church, Portland, Maine, and he died on 1 April 1943.
7. Mariana BATEMAN, daughter of John Frederick Bateman and Lucy Jane Barbour (Barber?), was born on 8 April 1849 and died on 10 July 1937. She married Edward Lowrey Woodruff on 25 August 1875 in Saint Stephen's Church, Portland, Maine. Children:
8. Edward WHITEHOUSE, son of James Whitehouse and Eliza Higgs Norman, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 16 November 1805 and died on 19 March 1886. He married Julia Eliza Cammann on 24 July 1828 in New York.
9. Julia Eliza CAMMANN, daughter of Charles Louis Cammann and Maria-Margaretta Oswold, was born on 21 May 1806. She married Edward Whitehouse on 24 July 1828 in New York. Their children:
10. Dr. Ferdinand William OSTRANDER, son of Dr. Ezekiel Ostrander and Sarah Ostrander Creed, was born on 4 June 1804 and died on 29 January 1895. He married Sarah Ann Wright. Their children:
11. Sarah Ann WRIGHT, daughter of John Wright and Elizabeth ____?, married Dr. Ferdinand William Ostrander. She died on 24 February 1890.
(photos from the William Green Farmhouse website) --
evidently in Trenton, New Jersey, not on Staten Island as
my mother's records indicated.
12. Israel Carle WOODRUFF, a colonel in the Corps of Engineers and brigadier general in the US army, was the son of Dr. Thomas Lowrey Woodruff and Anna Carle. He was born on 11 August 1815 [sic in Win's records, but the gravestone says 22 August], and married Caroline Augusta Mayhew on 7 September 1840 in Buffalo, New York. He died on 10 December 1878 in New Brighton, Staten Island.
According to the website for the William Green Farmhouse, Israel inherited the 200-acre farm in Ewing, New Jersey, that had been owned first by his great-grandfather.
Here is an article about General Woodruff from the six-volume Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, published by D. Appleton and Company in 1887-1889:
Somewhere on the internet I saw that a great-great-great-great-granddaughter of General Woodruff's named Kate Miller represents the seventh generation of his family to be graduated from West Point.)
Israel Carle WoodruffWOODRUFF, Israel Carle, soldier, born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1815; died in Tompkinsville, New York, 10 December, 1878. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1836, became 1st lieutenant of topographical engineers in 1842, and was superintending topographical engineer of the survey of the Creek boundary in 1850-'1. He then engaged in reconnoissances of military roads to the South Pass of the Rocky mountains and to New Mexico, was subsequently engineer and inspector of light-houses on the great lakes, and in 1853 became captain of topographical engineers for fourteen years' continuous service. He was assistant to the chief topographical engineer at Washington, D. C., in 1857-'63, became major in that branch of the service in August, 1861, and from 1863 until his death was assistant to the chief engineer at Washington. In that capacity he was engaged in the defence of Washington against the advance of General Jubal A. Early in July, 1864. He became lieutenant-colonel of engineers in August of the same year, and was a member of the board of examination of engineer officers in 1864-'5. On 13 March, 1865, he was brevetted colonel, United States army, "for faithful and meritorious services in the corps of engineers," and brigadier-general in the same "for meritorious services during the civil war."
13. Caroline Augusta MAYHEW, daughter of Jonathan Mayhew and Elizabeth Cooke, was born on 19 July 1822. She married Israel Carle Woodruff on 7 September 1840 in Buffalo, New York. Children:
14. John Frederick BATEMAN, son of Joseph Frederick Bateman and Mary Wise, was born on 24 September 1822 and died on 24 September 1899. He married Lucy Jane Barbour on 7 September 1847. Children:
15. Lucy Jane BARBOUR, second daughter of John Barbour and Jane Moses Morse, was born on 8 December 1828. She married John Frederick Bateman on 7 September 1847. She died on 9 February 1860.
16. James WHITEHOUSE, son of Isaac Whitehouse and Sarah Meredith, was born on 22 January 1767 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, and died on 20 July 1854 in Rye, New York. He married Eliza Higgs Norman on 4 June 1801 in Taunton, England. Their children:
17. Eliza Higgs NORMAN, daughter of Rev. George Norman and Christina ____?, was born in 1775. She married James Whitehouse on 4 June 1801 in Taunton, England. She died on 27 February 1835.
18. Charles Louis CAMMANN was born on 26 September 1758 in [L]oxdedt, Kingdom of Hannover. He married Maria-Margaretta Oswold on 26 May 1791. According to my niece Debbie, "The Cammanns owned the land that the NY Stock Exchange sits on, and Charles Louis Cammann was one of the original 34 stockbrokers that formed the exchange." On the internet, indeed, I found for sale the original vellum conveyance (dated 3 Feb 1800) of the property at 22 Broad Street from Charles and Elizabeth Clarkson to Charles Louis Cammann for $17,500. (The framed vellum conveyance is for sale at $12,500.) Cammann died on 5 December 1805. (At Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan there is a tombstone that says only Cammann; whether it was his, the family's, or one of his children's, I don't know.)
19. Maria-Margaretta OSWOLD, daughter of Philip Jacob Oswold and Catherine Hone, was born on 13 January 1774 and married Charles Louis Cammann on 26 May 1791. He died when she was thirty, still pregnant with Julia Eliza, and she was left to raise eight children on her own:
20. Dr. Ezekiel OSTRANDER, son of Wilhelmus Ostrander and Sarah Relyea, was born on 28 October 1778 and died on 23 May 1860 (according to Phoebe Meredith Frey's online genealogy). He married Sarah Ostrander Creed.
21. Sarah Ostrander CREED married Dr. Ezekiel Ostrander.
22. John WRIGHT married Elizabeth ____?.
23. Elizabeth ____? married John Wright.
24. Dr. Thomas Lowrey WOODRUFF, son of Aaron Dickinson Woodruff and Grace Lowrey, was born on 11 April 1790 and died on 8 March 1851 in Trenton, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Princeton University and was president of the Trenton Bank from 1826 to 1832. He married Anna [Ann Eliza] Carle on 6 April 1814.
25. Anna Eliza CARLE, daughter of Israel Carle and Lydia Green, was born on 12 October 1795 and died on 10 February 1849 in Trenton. She married Dr. Thomas Lowrey Woodruff on 6 April 1814. Children:
26. Jonathan MAYHEW, the son of William Mayhew and Lucy Mayhew, was born on 11 June 1789. He married Elizabeth Cooke on 20 October 1816. Their children:
27. Elizabeth COOKE, daughter of Thomas Cooke and Elizabeth Mayhew, was born on 5 March 1792. She married Jonathan Mayhew on 20 October 1816. She died on 21 July 1887. (Note in Whitehouse family tree says "c/o Savage History of Cambridge, p. 429.")
28. Joseph Frederick BATEMAN, the son of John Frederick Bateman, was born in 1800. He married Mary Wise in 1819 or 1820. Their children:
29. Mary WISE was born in London, England, on 21 March 1799. She married Joseph Frederick Bateman in 1819 or 1820. She died in Portland, Maine, in September 1896.
30. John BARBOUR, the son of John Barbour (Barber?) Jr and Anna Huston Willson, was born on 12 October 1801. He married Jane Moses Morse on 1 June 1826. They had thirteen children:
It is unclear from the Whitehouse family tree whether the last name is "Barbour" or "Barber." A partial note in Whitehouse family tree to the left of John's name says "(1864-70)," but I don't know what that refers to. He died in 1876.
31. Jane Moses MORSE, daughter of Ephraim Morse and Rachel Noyes, was born on 13 February 1806. She married John Barbour on 1 June 1826. She died in 1881.
32. Isaac WHITEHOUSE was born in England and was 90 when he died. He married Sarah Meredith in Birmingham, England, in 1760.
According to the online "Pedigree for Phoebe Meredith Frey" (a first cousin I never met, though she and Winibee were very close), he was the son of Isaac Whitehouse and Jane Hill, was born on 17 May 1745, and died in 1830. (That birth year, however, seems improbable if his eldest child was born in 1761.)
The place of marriage comes to me by email from Bob Whitehouse, who wrote "I have at last found the marriage of my ancestor Isaac Whitehouse and Sarah Meredith at Birmingham 1760." >
33. Sarah MEREDITH, who lived to be 88, was the daughter of John Meredith and Phoebe ____? She married Isaac Whitehouse in 1760 in Birmingham, England. Their children:
34. Rev. George NORMAN, rector of Staple Grove near Taunton, Somersetshire, England, died on 10 July 1798. He married Christina ____? Their children:
35. Christina ____? was born in 1740 and died on 13 September 1796. She married the Rev. George Norman.
38. Philip Jacob OSWOLD, native of Swabia, Germany, was born in 1738 or 1739 and died on 22 March 1805 at 66 years of age. He married Catherine Hone. Their children:
39. Catherine HONE, daughter of Samuel Hone and ________?, was born in 1748. She married Philip Jacob Oswold. She died on 22 September 1822.
40. Wilhelmus OSTRANDER, son of Henry Ostrander and Elizabeth ____?, married Sarah Relyea.
41. Sarah RELYEA, daughter of Denis (Dene) Relyea, married Wilhelmus Ostrander
48. Aaron Dickinson WOODRUFF, the attorney general of New Jersey, was the son of Elias Woodruff and Mary Joline. He was born on 12 September 1762 and married Grace Lowrey on 14 September 1786. Children:
Aaron Dickinson Woodruff was born at Elizabeth, N. J., Sept. 12, 1762. He was a nephew of Sir Patrick De Cou. He graduated at Princeton, and was the valedictorian of his class, in 1779; was admitted to the bar in 1784, and acquired a very respectable standing among eminent competitors. In 1791 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Hunterdon county; and in 1793 he received the appointment of Attorney General of New Jersey. This office he held, except for a short period in 1811, to the end of his life. He died June 24, 1817, at the house of his brother-in-law, Robert C. Thomson, of Changewater, N. J. He and Grace Lowrey, his wife, had five children: (1) Thomas Lowrey Woodruff; (2) Elias De Cou Woodruff; (3) Susan Schenck Woodruff; (4) Esther Mary Woodruff; (5) Aaron Ogden Woodruff.
49. Grace LOWREY, daughter of Thomas Lowrey and Esther Fleming, was born on 28 February 1766. She married Aaron Dickinson Woodruff on 14 September 1786, and died on 23 June 1815 at Trenton, New Jersey.
50. Israel CARLE, the son of Jacob Carle and Elizabeth Welling, was born on 1 October 1757 and died on 7 July 1822. Major, Hunterden Light Horse, 1777. (According to an 1892 book on Thomas Lowrey and his descendants, he "was Captain of a Troop of Light Horse in the Revolution.") He married Lydia Green (his second wife) in 1794 (?).
A note by Winifred Whitehouse Rogers says: "Israel Carle first married Elizabeth Stevens? Whose portrait in the Corcoran was painted by Matthew Pratt (1734-1805)." [References on Carle page: "Thompson Hist Long Isd. Vol. 1, page 19."]
The graves of their daughter, Anna,
her husband, and their daughter Lydia
are to the immediate right.
51. Lydia GREEN, the daughter of William Green and Phoebe Moore, was born in 1772. She married Israel Carle in 1794, and they had one child, Anna, in 1795.
According to the website for the William Green Farmhouse, the date of Lydia's death is uncertain, but it was evidently sometime after 1836, "when she is mentioned as being alive by her mother, Phebe Green, in her widow's pension application."
52. William MAYHEW, son of Matthew Mayhew and Phoebe Manning, was born in October 1748 and died in December 1840. He married Lucy Mayhew on 31 December 1772.
53. Lucy MAYHEW, daughter of Dr. Zaccheus Mayhew and Rebecca Pope, was born on 25 April 1753. She married William Mayhew on 31 December 1772.
54. Thomas COOKE, son of Thomas Cooke Sr. and Abigail Coffin, was born on 20 June 1769 (1762?) and died in 1853 or 1852. He married Elizabeth Mayhew on 15 August 1790.
55. Elizabeth MAYHEW, daughter of Matthew Mayhew and Phoebe Manning, was born in February 1771 and married Thomas Cooke on 15 August 1790. (I've taken Elizabeth's genealogy from this internet source: The History of Martha's Vineyard by Dr. Charles Banks: Volume III Family Genealogies: pp. 298 - 328.)
56. John Frederick BATEMAN, the son of Joel Bateman, had nine children. He was buried in London, England.
60. John BARBOUR (BARBER?) Jr, the son of John Barbour (Barber?) and Mary Noyes, was born on 25 April 1774. He married Anna Huston Willson on 13 March 1794.
61. Anna Huston WILLSON, daughter of Nathaniel Willson and Anna Huston, was born on 21 February 1773. She married John Barbour (Barber?) Jr on 13 March 1794.
62. Ephraim MORSE, the son of Anthony Morse and Hannah Merrill, was born on 26 July 1764. He married Rachel Noyes on 27 November 1791, and they had seven children. He died on 9 October 1843 and was buried at Falmouth.
63. Rachel NOYES , the daughter of Timothy Noyes and Sarah Thombs, was born on 10 March 1771. She married Ephraim Morse on 27 November 1791 and died in 1847.
64. Isaac WHITEHOUSE, who was born in 1717, married Jane Hill on 25 May 1743 in St. Philips, Warwick.(This is according to the online family tree of my first cousin Phoebe Meredith Frey, which got its information from my niece Debbie Krauss.)
65. Jane HILL married Isaac Whitehouse on 25 May 1743 in St. Philips, Warwick. They were the parents of Isaac Whitehouse.
66. John MEREDITH, who was lineally descended from the second son of Owen Meredith, 1415, married Phoebe ____? in 1735. Their children:
67. Phoebe ____? married John Meredith in 1735.
78. Samuel HONE, formerly Hahn from Germany about 1730 to 1740 [sic in Win's family tree -- meaning he came to America around then?]. Children:
80. Henry OSTRANDER of Kingston, New York, was the son of Jan Ostrander. He married Elizabeth Van Bommel of Wambom [?], Kingston, New York.
81. Elizabeth Van BOMMEL of Wambom [?], Kingston, New York, married Henry Ostrander of Kingston, New York.
Elizabeth's last name came to me in a September 2001 email from Terence Kelley, who wrote:
"I have the ancestors of Henry in my copy of the Ostrander book, published 2 years ago. If you wish the information, I would be happy to send it to you.
"The reference to 'Jan Ostrander' and 'Edict Of Nantes' has been replaced by a more workable theory of the Ostranders in North America.
"Pieter Ostrander married Rebecca Traphagen in 1679 in Kingston NY. All Ostranders descend from this marriage in 1679."
82. Denis (Dene) RELYEA, who married Jeanne Elizabeth (Jannetje) Le Roy, was born around 1678 and died in 1725.
Denis Relyea's birth and death dates and the name of his wife (and her french lineage back a couple of generations) came to me via an email from Mark Relyea, who came across this page on the internet and who I suppose must be a sixth cousin or so.
Another email, however, came from William Post, also a distant cousin, who wrote: "I came across a tree in ancestry.com. It is owned by Theresa Gaskell (email@example.com). She has information that shows Dennis Relyea was born 1674 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, and died 1740 same place."
83. Jeanne Elizabeth (Jannetje) LE ROY, the daughter of Simeon Le Roy and Claudina Dechalets, was born on 28 March 1679 in St. Joseph, Charleborg, Quebec, Canada. She married Denis (Dene) Relyea. She died at 40 years of age in 1720.
96. Elias WOODRUFF, the fourth son of David Woodruff and Eunice Ward, was born in March 1738 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. He married Mary Joline on 1 November 1761 at the Westfield Presbyterian Church. According to the Daughters of the American Revolution, he served in the Revolutionary War as commissary of military stores of State Troops. He died in 1801 in Trenton, New Jersey.
According to Maria Woodruff Thompson, in Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, edited by Francis Bazley Lee (New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907), the dates are slightly different:
Elias Woodruff, sixth son of David and Eunice Woodruff, was born 1739, and died at Newton, New Jersey, May 1, 1802. At the time of his death he was an elder in the Presbyterian church in Newton. He married Mary Joline, daughter of John and Phebe Joline, whose maiden name was Price. The writer is indebted to the pastor of the Presbyterian church at Westfield, New Jersey, who kindly sent me this copy from the register of the church: "1761 November 1st I married Elias Woodruff and Mary Joline.'' (It is in the handwriting of the pastor. Rev. Benjamin Woodruff, son of Hon. Samuel Woodruff, their kinsman.) "In 1779 Elias Woodruff resided at Princeton, New Jersey. He was at that time steward of Princeton College, where he entered his three sons—Aaron Dickinson Wood ruff, George Whitfield Woodruff, and Abner Woodruff. He also served on various committees in the interest of the college."
97. Mary JOLINE, the daughter of John Joline and Phebe Price, was born on 5 Dec 1741 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She married Elias Woodruff on 21 Nov 1761. Children:
98. Thomas LOWREY was born in Ireland on 3 September 1737. (According to the Fleming Family History website, he "came to America in 1747 at the age of 10 with his widowed mother and her brothers.") He married Esther Fleming in 1756. He died on 10 November 1806 and was buried in Milford, Pennsylvania.
According to the Fleming Family History website,
Thomas became a landowner when he was only 13 years of age. He purchased 650 square feet of land from his future father-in-law Samuel. He eventually became a successful shopkeeper on that same spot in Flemington. He went on to become a member of the Provincial Congress, was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel in the third regiment of the State Militia, promoted to Colonel, and served as a State Legislator in New Jersey.According to that website, "Thomas passed away in 1809 in Alexandria Township where they move to in 1785 after selling their land in Flemington."
It is said that Esther and Thomas were very loyal supporters of the American Revolution. Once it is said that Esther, upon hearing of an American disaster, rushed to her husband with the news and saying, "Thomas, get up and mount the old mare and ride as fast as you can and find if the dum ly is true!" In 1780, when the American army's scarcity of supplies caused great hardships, Esther was chosen to be a member of a committee of women whose goal was to seek contributions for the relief of the soldiers. They raised $15,408.00 in twelve days.
Esther and Thomas also donated the land for the Baptist Meetinghouse in Flemington which was the first church in the town.
99. Esther FLEMING, the daughter of Samuel Fleming and Elizabeth Mounier, was born on 15 April 1739 and died on 13 October 1814. She married Thomas Lowrey in 1756. Among their children (listed in Henry Race's 1892 Historico-Genealogical Sketch of Thomas Lowrey) were:
My info shows that Col. Thomas Lowrey ..an officer in the New Jersey Militia..an intimate friend of G. Washington..member of provincial congress..Commissary of Washington who kept his provisions in his own store. Cornwallis at Trenton raided this store with the double purpose of capturing Col. Lowrey as well as securing the provisions. Mrs. Lowrey, (Esther Fleming) ..in 1789 was one of the matrons in charge of ceremonies at Trenton of Gen. Washington's reception. Her dtr Mary was one of the 13 lovely young girls who strewed flowers before him as they sang: Welcome Mighty Chief. .. Does any of this coincide with any info you have? I have no documentation but do have a picture. This family story came from a great aunt who handed down tree to my father in law.This is confirmed by William S. Stryker in his 1882 monograph, Washington’s Reception by the People o f New Jersey in 1789:
The ladies who planned the celebration and who met Washington at the bridge were Mrs. Susannah Armstrong, wife of Rev. James F. Armstrong, Mrs. Mary Borden, Mrs. Susannah Calhoun, Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, Mrs. Esther Cox, Mrs. Mary Dickinson, Mrs. Elizabeth Ewing, Mrs. Sarah Furman, Mrs. Susannah Gordon, Mrs. Mary Hanna, Mrs. Sarah How, Mrs. Keziah B. Howell, Mrs. Mary Hunt, Mrs. Esther Lowrey, Mrs. Sarah Milnor, Mrs. Ann Richmond, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Rachel Stevens, Mrs. Annis Stockton, Mrs. Catherine Stockton, Mrs. Jane Tate and Mrs. Grace Woodruff.You can see one engraving of this 1789 reception at historyproject.ucdavis.edu/khapp.php?SlideNum=1334 and another at scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_2/washington.htm.
The thirteen young ladies who represented the several States were Miss Eleanor Armstrong, Miss Elizabeth Borden, Miss Elizabeth Cadwalader, Miss Catherine Calhoun, Miss Esther Cox, Miss Mary Cox, Miss Mary Dickinson, Miss Maria Furman, Miss Mary C. Keen, Miss Mary Lowrey, Miss Maria Meredith, Miss Sarah Moore and Miss Margaret Tate.
100. Jacob CARLE, the son of Jacob Carle and Miriam Williams, was born on 29 March 1727. (Note in Whitehouse family tree says "Captain N. J. Archives Vol. VII, p. 421 May 13, 1747.") He married Elizabeth Welling. He died on 23 November 1800 on his farm in Ewing, New Jersey, and was buried at Hopewell, New Jersey.
According to the website for the William Green Farmhouse,
The Carle Farm was bordered by the roads currently known as Lower Ferry, Upper Ferry, Carlton and Scotch. [It] surrounded the current church office. It was bordered by Upper Ferry Road and Lower Ferry Roads, Carlton Avenue and Scotch Road. According to Joseph Felcone, this was part of the first individual parcel of Ewing land to be deeded by the West New Jersey Society. It was conveyed to Henry Bell from Thomas Revell, agent for the society. This 200 acre tract consisted of all of the Carle farm and a portion of the farm later known as the Thomas Alonzo Howell farm.That website also says Carle was an elder in the Ewing Presbyterian Church in 1771. It quotes the History of the Presbyterian Church in Trenton, N.J. (J. Hall, 1859): "Thus May 6, 1771, Samuel Hill and Ebenezer Cowell were chosen 'Elders for the [Trenton congregation]'; Jabob Carle, John Howell, and Timothy Hendrickson, 'for [the Ewing congregation].'" (This Ebenezer Cowell, who had been born in Wrentham, Massachusetts, in 1716, was almost certainly an ancestor of my mother's beloved art teacher and friend Joseph Cowell and my own dear friend Mark Cowell.)
101. Elizabeth Welling, the daughter of John Welling, was born on 3 June 1730 and died on 22 May 1801. She married Jacob Carle. Their children were:
102. William GREEN III, son of William Green II and Lydia Armitage, was born in 1743 in Trenton, Hunterdon, New Jersey. He married Phoebe Moore in 1772 in Hopewell, New Jersey. He died in 1815.
The following extensive quote comes from the website for the William Green Farmhouse:
"I married Phebe Moore, daughter of Samuel & Rebecca Moore. Rebecca was a daughter of my uncle Richard Green, and, therefore, my first cousin. Our son Samuel M. Green was named after Samuel Moore. Phebe and I married in 1772. The Rev. John Guild performed the ceremony in the Moore's Hopewell home.
"I served in the American War, first as a private in Capt. Mott's Hunterdon Militia. I helped lead the Contintental Army to the Battle of Trenton. That battle turned the tide of the war, but it sure ruined Christmas that year, especially for the Hessians! My knowledge of the Trenton area played an important part in planning the attack on Trenton. I was a member of the First Regiment and also served under Captains George Green and Robert Hoops.
William's Grave Phebe's Grave
William was a deacon of Trenton First Presbyterian Church (Now Ewing Church); he, his wife, and all of their children are buried in the Ewing Presbyterian Church Graveyard.
"At various times in during the American War, the Light Horse of Washington's Army billetted on my plantation. My neighbors Joshua Furman and Robert Laning were also in the Hunterdon militia. I enlisted at the start of the war in 1776. Robert and I went out together on draughts and on campaigns. There were two divisions in the Hunterdon unit. We took turns going out on a rotating, monthly basis. Whenever Robert and I were away, his family moved in with mine. I enlisted as a private, was eventually promoted to Ensign, then Lieutenant. I was at Mercer's Mills, Amboy, Blazing Star, Smiths Farm, The Battle of Monmouth, Staten Island, Elizabethtown and other places.
"I was also among the number of Hunterdon men who were there at the crossing of the Delaware. The crossing took longer than expected, due to ice chunks in the river, and it was well after 3 AM on the 26th before all 2500 of the troops were across the river, to the New Jersey side. After crossing the Delaware on Christmas Night, 1776, the Colonial Army marched east toward Pennington. The foot soldiers were preceded by cavalry and three mounted guides from Ewing & Hopewell.
"When the foot soldiers reached Bear Tavern, General Sullivan's men turned south, down what is now Bear Tavern Road. Among his troops was Capt Mott's Hunterdon Militia- my home unit. Their route brought them to Trenton, past Rose Hill, the Reeder Farm, in Birmingham (West Trenton). The others, under the command of General Greene, accompanied by General Washington, continued east toward Pennington, heading south on the Pennington Road. This road had been laid out in 1700 and was resurveyed in 1741. It was the "Middle Road", that came to be known later as the Trenton-Pennington Road or Rogers Road.), passing within shouting distance of the Green Farm, which I was managing. (Some sources say that the forces divided at Birmingham, and that General Greene accompanied Sullivan, while Washington led the troops to the east, down Scotch Rd [now Parkway Avenue at that point], then Pennington Road.)
"Among our company was an artillery station, under the charge of Lt. James Munroe. Lt. Monroe started the Battle of Trenton, by storming the Hessian outpost in the Howell house, just north of Five Points. He received a rifle ball to the artery of his arm, and nearly bled to death. He lived to be President of the USA. Lt. Monroe and his captain were the only two Colonial men wounded in that battle."
"I also fought at The Battle of Monmouth. A bronze plaque at the west end of the old Green House commemorates my serving under General George Washington. A plaque also sits at the base of my tombstone, commemorating my service in the War of Independence. Nearby, similar plaques can be found on the graves of my cousin William R. Green (my uncle Richard's son), my kinsman Lt. Andrew Reeder (my cousin, who was also a great uncle of my grandson Henry P. Green's wife, Virginia Reeder), on the grave of my daughter Lydia's husband, Capt Israel Carle, and on many other Reeder graves in the cemetery. Israel's father Jacob was an elder of Ewing Church, and a friend of my father, William Green II, who was one of the corporators of Trenton First Church (now Ewing Church).
"My cousin Charles, son of John, was a Loyalist. He was captured at The Battle of Princetonand arrested as a traitor. He escaped and fled to Canada.
"My brother, Rev. Enoch Green, was a chaplain in the Colonial Army. He served under General Washington at Fort Washington, and died in December of 1776 from the camp fever."
"It was expected that before midnight the force would be over the river, not a thousand feet wide at that place; but for nine weary hours they toiled and struggled resolutely with the floating ice cakes, and it was after three o'clock before the last man reached the shore of New Jersey... Tradition gives us the names of some of the prominent men of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, who did good service on that eventful night. Among these were [eighteen or so names are then listed, including] William Green, of Captain Henry Phillips's company"- p 138 (Stryker)
103. Phoebe MOORE, the daughter of Samuel Moore, was born around 1752 and died on 16 February 1837. She married William Green in 1772 at her father's home in Hopewell, New Jersey. Children:
104. Matthew MAYHEW, son of Micajah Mayhew and Sarah Ripley, married Phoebe Manning. Their children included
105. Phoebe MANNING, daughter of William Manning and Hannah Gorham, was born in 1729? She married Matthew Mayhew. (Manning-Howland authorities listed in Whitehouse family tree: "Manning Family -- Misc -- Families No. 10. Hussey Hist. Hampton N.H. Gorham Barnstable familes p. 417. Genl. Notes Barnstable, 426. Austin's Allied Families.") [Same as 111.]
106. Dr. Zaccheus MAYHEW, the son of Colonel Zaccheus Mayhew and Susannah Wade, was born in 1722 and died on 11 July 1775. He married Rebecca Pope.
107. Rebecca POPE, daughter of Lemuel Pope and Elizabeth Hunt, was born on 17 November 1727 and died on 22 November 1767. She married Dr. Zaccheus Mayhew.
108. Thomas COOKE Sr., the son of Temple Phillips Cooke, was born on 7 October 1739 and died on 2 December 1820. He served in the Revolutionary Army in 1776, the Cambridge quota. He married Abigail Coffin on 19 May 1763.
109. Abigail COFFIN, daughter of Enoch Coffin and Jane Claghorn, was born on 27 July 1744 and died on 30 December 1837. She married Thomas Cooke Sr. on 19 May 1763. They had these children:
110. Matthew MAYHEW. [Same as 104.]
111. Phoebe MANNING. [Same as 105.]
112. Joel BATEMAN is buried in London, England.
120. John BARBOUR (Barber?), the son of James Barbour (Barber?) and Mary Nelson, was a lieutenant in the Coast Defense (Mass. Archives). He married Mary Noyes on 7 April 1767.
121. Mary NOYES, daughter of Joseph Noyes, married John Barbour (Barber?). on 7 April 1767. They had these children:
122. Nathaniel WILLSON, the son of Gowan Willson, was born on 17 May 1742. He married Anna Huston on 22 May 1762.
123. Anna HUSTON was born on 19 January 1740/1745. She married Nathaniel Willson on 22 May 1762.
124. Anthony MORSE, who is listed in the Whitehouse family tree as "Farmer, Weaver, Doctor, Deacon of 1st Church," was the son of Joseph Morse and Rebecca Adams. He was born on 22 September 1722 at Newbury, Massachusetts, and married Hannah Merrill on 26 February 1743 at Falmouth, Maine. (Whitehouse family tree says "Second marriage July 1, 1794, to Mrs. Susannah Wallace Jones [two sons].") He died in 1806 and was buried at Falmouth.
125. Hannah MERRILL, daughter of John Merrill and Ann Knight, was born in Newbury, Massachusetts, on 19 May 1726. She married Anthony Morse on 26 February 1743 at Falmouth, Maine.
126. Timothy NOYES, the son of Nehemiah Noyes and Ann (Anna) Stickney, was born around 1753 and died in March 1842. He married Sarah Thombs.
127. Sarah THOMBS married Timothy Noyes and was the mother of Rachel Noyes.
160. Jan OSTRANDER. Born in 1664? Died in 1724?
A note on the Ostranders in the Whitehouse family tree says: "Jan Ostrander who probably lived between 1664 and 1724 was a Huguenot from Holland and came to America with many others after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes 1685 and settled in Kingston, NY."
At the bottom of the Ostrander page in the Whitehouse family tree is written: "Note by G. M. W. [George Meredith Whitehouse]. This record is very imperfect and incorrect, I have written a full record of Ostrander in form of a chart." The chart, however, is nowhere to be found.
In a September 2001 email, Terence Kelley wrote:
"I have the ancestors of Henry in my copy of the Ostrander book, published 2 years ago. If you wish the information, I would be happy to send it to you.      If this is true, my parents were sixth cousins once removed (that is, Winifred Whitehouse Rogers would have been the sixth cousin of Bertha Townsley, my father's mother) related through their common Ostrander ancestors.
"The reference to 'Jan Ostrander' and 'Edict Of Nantes' has been replaced by a more workable theory of the Ostranders in North America.
"Pieter Ostrander married Rebecca Traphagen in 1679 in Kingston NY. All Ostranders descend from this marriage in 1679."
161. ________? married Jan Ostrander.
166. Simeon LE ROY, son of Richard Le Roy and Gillette Jacquette, was born on 1 October 1637 in Creaces, Coutances, Normandy, France. He married Claudina Dechalets (probably his second wife, according to Mark Relyea, who sent me this information.) He died in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada, on 26 August 1685.
167. Claudina DECHALETS, daughter of Francois Dechalets and Jacquette Chevallereau, was born in 1651 in Fonteny Le Comte, Poitou, France. She married Simeon Le Roy. She died in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada, in 1691, at 40 years of age.
192. David WOODRUFF, sixth son of John (Woodroffe) and Sarah Cooper, was born in 1692-1694. According to an internet source, he was born on 27 Feb 1688 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. He married Eunice Ward sometime before 1720. He died in Elizabethtown on 2 July 1749. His will was proved on 12 July 1749.
In Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, edited by Francis Bazley Lee (New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907), Maria Woodruff Thompson says:
David Woodruff married Eunice, daughter of Nathaniel (died January, 1732) and Sarah Ward. He died in September, 1749. In his will, recorded 23rd September, 1749, David names his sons, Abner, David, Nathaniel, Jediah, Jonathan, Elias, Jabosh. Uzel, and one daughter, Eunice, who married Thomas Mann. "My wife, Eunice, son Abner and my trusty friend Robert Ogden, Executrix and Executors. Witnesses Jonathan Dayton, Samuel Woodruff, Daniel Sala." David Woodruff also mentions in his will his father, John Woodruff. Extract from the will shows that David's death took place previous to his father's. "The house and lot on which my Father now lives, etc. Verbally given to me by my Father John Woodruff, and Desired by him to be given me by his last Will & Testament &c."
193. Eunice WARD, the daughter of Nathaniel Ward and Sarah Harrison, was born in 1696 at Newark, New Jersey, and died on 29 July 1776 in Elizabethtown. She married David Woodruff and bore him these children:
194. John JOLINE married Phebe Price.
195. Phebe PRICE married John Joline and was the mother of Mary Joline.
198. Samuel FLEMING was born on 2 April 1707. According to the Fleming Family History website,
[...] his Irish family can be traced back tot he still existing Castle of Slane. He was evidently the first member of this family to come to America in ca. 1740.
" Fleming's Castle "
Flemington, New Jersey
He married Esther Mounier in Ireland prior to coming to America in ca. 1735. [...] Samuel and Esther purchased 105 acres of land in what is now Flemington, New Jersey.
Samuel applied for and was granted a license in 1746 to run a tavern in his home. Welcome hospitality, refreshing drinks, and hearty meals soon made his tavern a center of colonial activity. By 1756, he found it necessary to build a newer, larger tavern, and thus constructed the first "real" house in New Beverly, New Jersey (now Flemington, NJ). Complete with clapboards, it was soon known as Flemings Castle. This home still stands today and can be toured by appointment with the Daughters of the American Revolution. (see photo on right).
Samuel however had to have his "Castle" auctioned off to pay his debts in 1765. It was purchased by Dr. George Creed, the first physician to practice in the Flemington NJ area. The house changed hands five times until it was donated to the DAR by the last owner, Mrs. Charles D. Foster in 1928.
The date of Samuel (1) and Esther's death and where they are interred is currently unknown. He and his wife had 10 children of which only two are currently known.
- 2. Esther Fleming, b. Apr 15, 1739, d. ??
- 3. Elizabeth Fleming
199. Esther MOUNIER was born on 6 January 1714 and married Samuel Fleming around 1735. According to the Fleming Family History website, "Her parent's names and siblings are currently unknown, however her parents were French Huguenots who left France and moved to Ireland to escape papal persecutions."
200. Jacob CARLE, the son of John Carle, was born on 4 February 1692. He evidently married Miriam Williams on 10 March 1726 and died in 1730.
201. Miriam WILLIAMS, the daughter of Samuel Williams, was born in New York on 17 December 1705. She married Jacob Carle on 10 March 1726. They had two children, John and Jacob. (After her husband's early death, Miriam married David Smith on 25 March 1735; their son Claudius Smith became infamous as a Loyalist terrorist in the Revolutionary War, and was hanged in 1779 in Goshen, New York.
202. John WELLING, the father of Elizabeth Welling, was (according to the website for the William Green Farmhouse) "of Welsh origins, and came in 1727 directly from Jamaica, L.I., and purchased after a year's lease, in 1728, 223 acres in Hopewell, of Terit Lester.... He died about 1790."
204. William GREEN II, the son of William Green, married Lydia Armitage.
205. Lydia ARMITAGE, the youngest child of Enoch Armitage and Martha
Beaver (and stepdaughter of Hannah Armitage), was born in 1713, Lydgate, Parish of Kirkburton, County of York, and
died in 1781. She was married William Green II and was the mother of five children:
Lydia was born 1713, Lydgate, Parish of Kirkburton, County of York and died 1781. She was the youngest child of Enoch Armitage and Martha Beaver (d. England) and step daughter of Hannah Armitage. They were a very close Christian family and well respected in the district. She emigrated to New York and thereafter to New Jersey from Liverpool, England in 1719, on the ship "Benjamin" with her father, stepmother, brother Reuben [...], sister Mary [...] and cousin Caleb Armitage [...].
Lydia, her father Enoch, and the rest of the family attended Pennington Presbyterian Church, founded in 1709. During an early period of the congregation's history, Enoch sometimes preached in the absence of a reputable minister. Some say that during the British occupation the soldiers exercised their horses by jumping them over the cemetery walls. Lydia's blind brother Rueben was beaten by British troops, pillaged and left for dead in the wooded area of the family farm.
Lydia also had a brother, John Armitage, who remained in England and [...] never saw his family again. [You can see his heartrending story at home.att.net/~williamgreenhouse/gen/lydia.html.]
206. Samuel MOORE married Rebecca Green and lived in Hopewell, New Jersey.
207. Rebecca GREEN, the daughter of Richard Green, married Samuel Moore. They were the parents of Phebe Moore.
208. Micajah MAYHEW, the son of Matthew Mayhew and Anne Rankin married Sarah Ripley. He died on 20 December 1760. [Same as 220.]
209. Sarah RIPLEY married Micajah Mayhew. [Same as 221.]
210. William MANNING, son of Dennis Manning and Catherine Inglis, was born in 1679-80[?] and lived in Nantucket [?]. He married Hannah Gorham on 24 October 1726. He died on 20 July 1730. [Same as 222.]
211. Hannah GORHAM, daughter of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey, was born on 26 July 1703 and died on 16 August 1751. She married William Manning on 24 October 1726. [Same as 223.]
212. Colonel Zaccheus MAYHEW, the son of Thomas Mayhew and Sarah Skiff[e], was born in 1685 and died on 3 January 1760. He married Susannah Wade.
213. Susannah WADE married Colonel Zaccheus Mayhew and was the mother of Dr. Zaccheus Mayhew. She died on 23 May 1758.
214. Lemuel POPE, the son of Seth Pope and Deborah ____?, was born on 21 February 1696 and married Elizabeth Hunt on 4 February 1719. He died on 23 May 1771 and was buried in Dartmouth.
According to the Hess and Williams Family Genealogy (members.cox.net/dhess5/pafg15.htm), Lemuel was from Dartmouth, but not buried there. "Both he and Elizabeth are buried in Achushnet cemetery one row directly behind (west) of her mother Joanna."
215. Elizabeth HUNT, daughter of Colonel Ephraim Hunt and Joanna Alcock, was born in 1697 and married Lemuel Pope on 4 February 1719. She died on 2 July 1782.
216. Temple Phillips COOKE, the father of Thomas Cooke Sr., was born in 1713 and died in 1795.
218. Enoch COFFIN, the son of Enoch Coffin and Beulah Eddy, was born on 1 March 1713 and died on 2 March 1802. He married Mrs. Jane Claghorn Whelden on 27 December 1739. He was a trader, and in 1776 was a private for seacoast defense on Martha's Vineyard.
219. Jane CLAGHORN WHELDEN, daughter of James Claghorn and Mercy Nor[s?], was born on 21 December 1717. Her first marriage was to ____? Whelden; her second, on 27 December 1739, was to Enoch Coffin, to whom she bore these children:
220. Micajah MAYHEW married Sarah Ripley. [Same as 208.]
221. Sarah RIPLEY married Micajah Mayhew. [Same as 209.]
222. William MANNING. [Same as as 210.]
223. Hannah GORHAM. [Same as 211.]
240. James BARBOUR (Barber?), an Indian fighter, was born around 1700 to John Barbour (Barber?). He married Mary Nelson in 1732-1733.
241. Mary NELSON, who was supposedly a niece of Admiral Lord Nelson, married James Barbour (Barber?). They had five children, including John Barbour (Barber?).
(So maybe, maybe, I am thus a relative of my erstwhile friend Christy Le Ann Nelson, who believed herself to be a descendant of Lord Nelson. Who am I not related to?)
242. Josiah NOYES, the son of Joseph Noyes and Jane Dole, was the father of Mary Noyes.
244. Gowan WILLSON was born in 1670 and came to America in 1716.
248. Joseph MORSE, who was a deacon, was the son of Anthony Morse and Sarah Pike, and was born on 3 April 1694. He married Rebecca Adams.
249. Rebecca Knight ADAMS, the daughter of Robert Adams and Rebecca Knight, was born on 18 June 1689. She married Deacon Joseph Morse. She died on 26 August 1737.
250. John MERRILL, the son of Nathan Merrill and Hannah Kent, was born on 20 Nov 1701 at Newbury, Massachusetts, and died at Falmouth, Maine, in 1775. He married Ann Knight in Newbury on 15 May 1725.
251. Ann KNIGHT was born on 12 Jan 1703 at Newbury, Massachusetts, and died at Falmouth, Maine, around 1755. She married John Merrill on 15 May 1725. They had eleven children the first four born at Newbury, and the others in Falmouth, Maine:
252. Nehemiah NOYES, son of John Noyes and Mary Noyes, was born around 1704-1709 in Newbury / Rowley, Massachusetts. He married Ann Stickney on 16 May 1732 in Newbury, and died on 9 July 1764 in Newbury (Phoebe Frey's genealogy give 1 September 1764 as Noyes's date of death).
253. Ann STICKNEY, the daughter of Andrew Stickney and Elizabeth Chute, was born in Rowley, Massachusetts, before 17 February 1711/1712. She married Nehemiah Noyes on 16 May 1732. Their children:
332. Richard LE ROY was born about 1610 in Creaces, Coutances, Normandy, France, and died in Normandy after 1668. He married Gillette Jacquette.
333. Gillette JACQUETTE was born about 1610 in Creaces, Coutances, Normandy, France, and died in Normandy after 1668. She married Richard Le Roy.
334. Francois DECHALETS was born in Fonteny Le Comte, Poitou, France, and died in Poitou. He married Jacquette Chevallereau.
335. Jacquette CHEVALLEREAU was born in Fonteny Le Comte, Poitou, France, and died in Poitou. She married Francois Dechalets.
384. John (WOODROFFE), son of John (Woodrof) and Mary Ogden, was born in 1665 or 1662 and died in 1727 or 1749 (the dates are written side by side in the Whitehouse family tree). An internet source says he was born in 1665 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and died in the same town in 1722. He married Sarah Cooper in 1683.
In her narrative in Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, edited by Francis Bazley Lee (New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907), Maria Woodruff Thompson says:
John Woodruff (3), eldest son of the old planter, John Woodruff (2), married Sarah Cooper. He was alive in 1749. "He received the appointment of High Sheriff of Essex county, and was also a Burgess in the Colonial Legislature.'' In 1699 the name of John Woodruff (Woodrof) appears in an appeal to the King. The purport of the petition, after reciting their title, they say : "The said Purchasers and those claiming under them still continue in possession of the Lands by them purchased and peacefully enjoyed the same until about September, 1693, being near Thirty Years, and during that Time great Labours and Experience, built planted and improved the same, and humblv conceive they ought according to Law, Reason and Justice still enjoy the same."
385. Sarah COOPER was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on 17 March 1666 and married John (Woodroffe) in 1683. Children:
In the old Presbyterian churchyard, Elizabeth, on a tombstone is recorded:"Here Lyeth ye Body of Mrs. Sarah Woodruff, Wife of John Woodruff, Who departed this Life the 3rd of June, 1727, in the 62 year of her age."
400. John CARLE, son of Thomas Carle and Sarah Halstead, was born on 3 March 1662. He was a freeholder in Hemstead [sic in Whitehouse family tree], Long Island, in 1685, holding 208 acres.
Presumably John Carle's acreage was the area now known as Carle Place, which is about five miles from where my brother, Joel Carle Whitehouse Rogers, was living from 1981 till 2004, and only about a mile from where I myself have been laboring for Dover Publications in recent years. The Long Island Railroad has a stop in Carle Place, on a slight rise above the surrounding flatlands, and when I used the railroad to get home to Huntington Station I found myself trying to imagine what it was like more than three hundred years ago imagining this long-dead ancestor lying back on the hillside on a pleasant summer day and watching the clouds drift overhead. It was probably beautiful here then. (Now it's businesses, highways, and traffic lights.) For more about the evolution of Carle Place, see Thomas Carle below.
The following information comes from A Carl Family History, The Story of an Old Long Island Family, by Skip Carl (as quoted on www.familyorigins.com:
"John was among those Carles listed in the Hempstead census of 1698. At that rather early date there were twelve Carles in the town. John is listed with Sarah, his wife, whose maiden name, dates, and place of marriage are lost to us. Jacob, Sarah, and John Carle, Jr., their children, are the others listed for the family grouping in the census. The survey does not mention Hannah, another daughter, for she was born at a later date.
In March 1678/9, John received a 'home lot' adjoining that of James Beate, his brother-in-law. Home lots were usually assigned when men reached twenty-one years of age, which would mean that John was born in 1658, probably the first child of Thomas and Sarah. (The Carll Family, Soper.)
We learn from the Town Records a description of John Carle's 'ear mark.' Ear marks were a kind of brand for the purpose of distinguishing the ownership of animals. Each man had his own ear mark, 'John Carl sener his eyer marck is: a: latch one the foresid of the left eyear and a half penny under the same.'
Most probably John had at least one slave. The records of St. George's Parish in Hempstead reveal that Harry, a 'negro slave of John Carle,' was baptized as an adult. If this slave was not indeed owned by John, Sr., he was by John, Jr. It is interesting that the reference to the slave and other similar references were deleted from the records of the church as published in Haight's "Adventures for God".
John Carle was elected to many positions of responsibility in the community throughout his lifetime. At a town meeting on April 2, 1694, he was chosen Assessor. In 1700 he was chosen Constable. Seventeen hundred one was the year he and two others were selected to 'Repair ye meeting house.' (Perhaps John was a carpenter by trade.) ...
John, like his father Thomas, was a large landholder. According to a tax list of May 24, 1682, John owned L1.10.0, which was considerably more than most residents owed. ... On 20th October in 1707 'one hundred acres in the South Woods, east of Strickling's Neck path, are given to John Carle, adjoining his own land, in lieu of a house and home lot in the Town-spot [i.e., Hempstead Town proper] and another south of the town, all which are to be and remain for the use of the town for a school and schoolmaster forever.' It wasn't until 1710 that John Serring and Thomas Guildersleeve were appointed on behalf of the town to lay out the hundred-acre lot to John Carle in exchange for his house and land in town. Our John's house must have become the first public school in Hempstead! (Town Records.)
... The large Hempstead landowner departed this world for heavenly estates in 1735 at an age of about seventy-seven years. He outlived both of his sons as disclosed in his will:'In the name of God, Amen. June 21, 1733, I John Carle of Hempstead, in Suffolk County, being in good health. I leave to my two grand-sons, the sons of my son Jacob, deceased, viz. John and Jacob, a parcel of woodland in the woods on the south side of the town of Hempstead, between the Town Spott, and Henry Seaman; and land formerly of Silvanius Seaman, east by the road which leads from Hempstead to Strickland's Neck, west by the road which leads from Hempstead to Lemunton's old mill [probably the mill of Henry Linnington], where the same used to stand, and north by undivided lands; and being 93 acres, and which was laid out on the propriety right of William Rogers. I also leave to my said grand-sons all my wearing apparell, and 1/3 of all monies due to me and to be paid to them when of age, the other 2/3 of said monies, I leave to my daughters, Sarah, wife of Daniel Pine of Hempstead, and Hannah, wife of John Leminton of the same place. I leave all my rights in the undivided lands to my grand-children, Jacob, son of John Carle, late of Hempstead, deceased; and John and Jacob Carle aforesaid. I appoint George Balding, son of Joseph Balding, late of Hempstead, deceased, Joseph Petit, Jr., and my two daughters executors.
Witnesses, Samuel Clowes, Willempy Langton, Gerardus Clowes. Proved, March 11, 1734/5' (New York Historical Society Collections.)"
402. Samuel WILLIAMS was the father of Miriam Williams.
408. William GREEN was the father of William Green II and Richard Green. [Same as 818.]
410. Enoch ARMITAGE, son of John Armitage, was born in England on 27 November 1677. He married and had four children with Martha Beaver. He died in New Jersey on 28 January 739..
The following information comes from the website for the William Green Farmhouse):
Enoch's wife died in England in 1713. He engaged a woman named Hannah to raise his children. Enoch and his family, and Hannah, who became his second wife, sailed from Liverpool for New York in March 14, 1719, aboard the "Benjamin." He left behind his son John, who was bound apprentice to the linen trade and could not leave England. He was accompanied by: (1) his nephew, Caleb Armitage, son of Caleb Armitage, his brother, (2) his eldest daughter, Mary, age 18, (3) his son Reuben, age 14; (4) and his daughter Lydia, who was about 6.Go here for a map of Enoch's farm and a photo of his home. You can also see a photo of the Pennington Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1709 and where Enoch sometimes preached. He was buried in the churchyard there, and in 1909 the congregation erected a tombstone that says
The seas were rough, and after two days they arrived in Cork, Ireland. Here supplies were loaded on board for the trip to New York. On arriving in New York, the family departed for "the Jarseys." Enoch purchased 258 acres, near a stream called "Stoney Brook", in Hopewell, Hunterdon N.J. There the family lived and farmed until the girls married. Reuben helped his father. Enoch Armitage died 28 January 1739, exactly 20 years after leaving England. Reuben inherited the property. Enoch's wife received 1/3rd share of the estate and the other 2/3rds were shared between Mary and Lydia. Brother John in England received 20 pounds.[...]
A transcript from the family Bible reads:Enoch Armitage son of John Armitage born November 27, 1677. Sailed from Liverpool March 14,1719 and died January 28, 1739. Children of Enoch Armitage, Mary born 1701, John 1703, Reuben 1705 Lydia 1713. Martha, their mother, died in 1713. Mary died in 1775 Lydia in 1781 and Reuben 1783. The grandchildren (of old Enoch) are all living but one, Lydia's oldest son.
A DEVOUT GODLY MAN
FIRST RULING ELDER
OF THIS CHURCH
411. Martha BEAVER of England married Enoch Armitage. Their children were
414. Richard GREEN was the son of William Green and the father of Rebecca Green.
416. Matthew MAYHEW, the son of Matthew Mayhew and Mary Skiff[e], was born on 20 November 1674 and died on 20 April 1720. He married Anne Rankin. (Paine Mayhew, 1677-1761, Matthew's brother?, married Mary Rankin Anne's sister? on 12 Aug 1699 in Chilmark, Massachusetts.) [Same as 440.]
417. Anne RANKIN married Matthew Mayhew [Same as 441.]
420. Dennis MANNING was born in England and lived in Nantucket. He married Catherine Inglis in 1678. [Same as 444.]
421. Catherine INGLIS married Dennis Manning in 1678 [Same as 445.]
422. Shubael GORHAM, a resident of Barnstable, was the son of John Gorham and Desire Howland. He was born on 21 October 1667 and married Puella Hussey on 1 May 1695. He died on 7 August 1750. [Same as 446.]
423. Puella HUSSEY, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, was born on 10 October 1679. She married Shubael Gorham on 1 May 1695. (The Whitehouse family tree gives her name as "Pruella," but this is evidently a mistake.) [Same as 447.]
424. Thomas MAYHEW, the son of the Rev. Thomas Mayhew and Jane Paine, married Sarah Skiff[e]. He died on 21 July 1715.
425. Sarah SKIFF[E] married Thomas Mayhew.
428. Seth POPE, the son of Thomas Pope and Sarah Jenney, was born on 14 January 1648 at Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He married Deborah Perry in 1674 at Sandwich, Massachusetts. He was a delegate to the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1669, a lieutenant in 1686, and a captain in 1690. He died in Dartmouth on 17 March 1727, and was buried four days later in the Achushnet Cemetery.
429. Deborah PERRY, daughter of Edward Perry and Elizabethe Burgess, was born on 28 November 1654 (Whitehouse family tree says born in 1655) in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She married Seth Pope at Sandwich, Massachusetts, in 1674, and died on 19 February 1711 at Dartmouth.
430. Colonel Ephraim HUNT, son of Ephraim Hunt and Ann Richards, was born in 1650 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and married Joanna Alcock in 1696[?]. Note in Whitehouse family tree says: "Col. Ephraim Hunt (2d) Weymouth, Mass 1650-1713. Expedition to St. Lawrence River, Sir William Phips 1690, also in Expedition against Indians in Groton [?] 1706-1707. Assistant 1703-1713."
[In 1690, Sir William Phips led a fleet of English warships up the St. Lawrence and demanded that Count Frontenac surrender Quebec; Frontenac, known as "the iron governor," replied with gunfire. The Groton expedition was part of King Philip's War. According to homepages.rootsweb.com/~vgdeagan/tarbell.htm,Colonel Hunt died in 1713 on 26 June, in Weymouth, according to the Hess and Williams Family Genealogy.Thomas Tarbell was a Sergeant from Groton during the Indian Wars of 1706-1707. He was tried at a Court Martial along with his Lieutenant for a false report of a large number of Indians that resulted in the disorderly return home of the troops. [...] In a letter written to an official reporting the Court Martial, Ephraim Hunt wrote, "Tarbal who was the person who pretended the discovery altho impudent and so blamable, yet would begg your Excellency's favour for him as a very honest man willing to do service and infinitely concerned for this ill accident".According to the Hess and Williams Family Genealogy (members.cox.net/dhess5/pafg15.htm),Ephraim Hunt [...] was a soldier in the luckless expedition against Canada in 1690 (referred to as King William's War), Captain of the Weymouth company and not until 1736 was land granted in payment of the services of these soldiers. The land was laid out as Huntstown, which was first settled in 1745, incorporated 1765, and now called Ashfield. He was Colonel of the expedition against the Indians at Groton in 1706 and 1707. He was Governor Joseph Dudley's assistant and councillor from 1703 to 1713. He was a shipbuilder by trade anbd built many ships at the mouth of Smelt brook, between 1690 and 1700.]
431. Joanna ALCOCK, daughter of Doctor John Alcock and Sarah Palgrave, was born in 1660 and died in 1746. She married Colonel Ephraim Hunt in 1696[?].
According to the Hess and Williams Family Genealogy (members.cox.net/dhess5/pafg15.htm) mentioned above,
Johanna Alcock was born on 6 May 1660 in Boston, Massachusetts. She died on 20 Mar 1746 in Achushnet, Massachusetts. [...] Her grave at Achushnet is marked as follows: "Here lieth interred the body of Joan, wife of ye Hon. Ephraim Hunt Esq. late of Weymouth, youngest daughter of Dr. John Alcock late of Roxbury who died March ye 20, 1746, in ye eighty seventh year of her age."
[She and Ephraim] had the following children:
- M i John Hunt was born on 11 Dec 1678. He died in Young.
- M ii Samuel Hunt Reverend
- F iii Joanna Hunt
- M iv John Hunt died on 4 Sep 1761.
Resided in Braintree
- M v Peter Hunt
- M vi William Hunt was born on 14 Mar 1692. He died on 19 Apr 1766.
Resided in Braintree
- M vii Ebenezer Hunt Captain
- M viii Thomas Hunt Ensign
- F ix Elizabeth Hunt
- F x Sarah Hunt
- F xi Mercy Hunt
- M xii Ephraim Hunt was born on 12 Dec 1707. He died 29 FEB 1786.
[...]He resided in Braintree
436. Enoch COFFIN, the son of John Coffin, was born in 1678 on Nantucket. He married Beulah Eddy around 1700. According to The History of Martha's Vineyard by Dr. Charles Banks,
He was a great land owner and speculator in real estate on mortgage and the records show 170 transactions in his name as grantor or grantee. He was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 1715; Representative to the General Court 1721, 1733, 1735, besides holding important town offices.
He died in 1761 in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
437. Beulah EDDY, the daughter of John Eddy and Hepzibah Daggett, was born around 1678, probably on Nantucket. She married Enoch Coffin and was the mother of
438. James CLAGHORN married Mercy Nor[s?] and was the father of Jane Claghorn.
439. Mercy NOR[S?] married James Claghorn.
440. Matthew MAYHEW. [Same as 416.]
441. Anne RANKIN. [Same as 417.]
444. Dennis MANNING. [Same as as 420.]
445. Catherine INGLIS. [Same as 421.]
446. Shubael GORHAM. [Same as 422.]
447. Puella HUSSEY. [Same as 423.]
496. Anthony MORSE, ensign, was born on 31 December 1662/1663, the son of Lieutenant Anthony Morse Jr and Elizabeth Knight. He married Sarah Pike on 4 February 1685. He died on 18 May 1710.
497. Sarah PIKE was born on 12 October 1666. She married Ensign Anthony Morse on 4 February 1685, and their son Joseph Morse was born on 3 April 1694. She died in 1717.
498. Robert ADAMS was born on 12 May 1674 and died on 3 February 1769. He married Rebecca Knight.
499. Rebecca KNIGHT was born on 27 April 1674. She married Robert Adams. Their daughter Rebecca Knight Adams was born on 18 June 1689. (This Adams-Knight information comes from Phoebe Meredith Frey's online family tree.)
500. Nathan MERRILL was born on 3 April 1676 and died on 22 November 1745. He married Hannah Kent.
501. Hannah KENT was born on 10 September 1679 and died on 3 February 1735. She married Nathan Merrill. Their son John Merrill was born on 20 Nov 1701 at Newbury, Massachusetts.
504. John NOYES, son of Cutting Noyes and Elizabeth Knight, was born on 15 November 1674 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He married Mary Noyes, his first cousin, in Newbury on 6 April 1700.
505. Mary NOYES, the daughter of John Noyes and Mary Poor, was born on 10 December 1675 in Newbury, Massachusetts. She married John Noyes on 6 April 1700. Their children:
506. Andrew STICKNEY was born on 10 December 1667 and died in 1717. He married Elizabeth Chute. (Information from Phoebe Meredith Frey's online family tree.)
507. Elizabeth CHUTE was born on 22 June 1676. She married Andrew Stickney and was the mother of Ann (Anna) Stickney. (Information from Phoebe Meredith Frey's online family tree.)
768. John (WOODROF), son of John (Woodrove) and Anne Gosmer, was baptized in 1637. He married Mary Ogden in 1659. He was buried in Sturry, County Kent, England.
That was the information written down in the Whitehouse/Woodruff family tree, but there seems no reason to believe that this John Woodruff (or Woodrof) was buried in England. As for his wife's name, the internet site mentioned below, which gives his father's name as John Woodruffe, says that he married Sarah Ogden in Southampton, New York, (and evidently later married Mrs. Mary Parkhurst in Elizabethtown, New Jersey) and that he died in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, on 27 April 1691.
Maria Woodruff Thompson, in her narrative in Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, edited by Francis Bazley Lee (New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907), gives this somewhat conflicting information:
East Jersey became an asylum for fugitives from New England intolerance, and at his father's death John Woodruff (2) left Southhampton for a new home in the Jersey wilderness. He brought with him his young wife Mary, two men servants and a maid servant. He acquired a homestead with plantations amounting to more than a thousand acres between Elizabeth and Newark, still known as the Woodruff farms. He was called by his neighbors "John Woodruff, gentleman." He died 1694. "Among the names of the 'Oathe of A Leagence and Fidelity taken by the Inhabitants of Elizabeth Town and the jurisdiction thereof beginning the 19th of Feebriary, 1675;' on the list appears the name of John Woodruff." The first John Woodruff's will, dated May 4, 1670, has the following mention : "I give unto my Eldest son John Woodruff Jr. of Elizabeth Town one half Crowne piece of Money in full of all portions and Patrimony whatsoever, to be expected from me out of any part of my Estate." Events explain this legal provision to mean that John Woodruff, Jr., had already received his portion and patrimony on leaving Southampton.
769. Mary (or Sarah) OGDEN married John (Woodrof) in 1659.
[An internet site dealing mostly with Woodruffs and Garwoods calls her Sarah Ogden and says she was born around 1643 to John Ogden and Jane Bond. It lists her children as
800. Thomas CARLE was born around 1638 in Piscataway, New Jersey, and married Sarah Halstead in 1658 in North Hempstead, New York. He died on Long Island on 1 May 1676. (That information comes [via Familysearch.org] from James W. Valentine of Spokane, Washington. Others give his birthdate as around 1634. According to N. Linnea Capps of Mount Airy, Maryland, and R. G. Clarke of Cypress, Texas, he was married in Hempstead on
27 Feb 1656; they also say he died in Hempstead in March 1675. According to uncharter.tripod.com/carl.htm, "Captain Thomas B. Carle was born in 1630 in Ireland and died
on 25 March 1675 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. He came to America from
England in 1654 and settled in Long Island, NY. Thomas married Sarah B.
Halstead in 1656 at Hempstead, NY. [...]
Thomas and Sarah were both members of St. George's Church in Hempstead, NY.
Here is part of an article about Carle Place that appeared in Newsday:
Carle Place, like the rest of modern-day central Nassau County, existed initially as a fragment of the Hempstead Plains. The prairie was viewed as largely worthless by the English settlers of 1644. One of those settlers was Capt. Thomas Carle, who purchased land in the area in 1656. He and his neighbors turned cattle and sheep loose on the plains to graze and thought little else of it. Not until 100 years later did farmers realize the land could be cultivated. One of Carle's descendants, Silas Carle, had become a successful pharmaceuticals merchant in New York City. Some time after 1800, he returned to Long Island to build a showy house on 220 acres for his family. Indeed, it became a local landmark, referred to by residents as "the Carle place," a name that eventually came to be applied to the community that developed around it, replacing the name Frog Hollow.
For decades, the Carle place was one of the few homes in an area dominated by small farms, most of which were run by Polish, German and Irish immigrants. Although the Long Island Rail Road ran right through Carle Place since the 1830s, it wasn't until 1923 that the hamlet warranted a station. Indeed, it had gained a post office only in 1916, making the name Carle Place official.
801. Sarah HALSTEAD, the daughter of Jonathon (Jonas) Halstead and Sarah (Susan) Butterfield, was born in Hempstead, New York, in 1638. She married Thomas Carle in Hempstead on 27 February 1656, and she died in Hempstead in 1683. According to uncharter.tripod.com/carl.htm, Thomas and Sarah had the following children:
818. William GREEN was the father of William Green II and Richard Green. [Same as 408.]
832. Matthew MAYHEW, the son of the Rev. Thomas Mayhew and Jane Paine, was born in 1648 and died in 1710. He married Mary Skiff[e] on 1 March 1674 in Chilmark, Massachusetts. (His brother Thomas married Sarah Skiff[e].) Children include:
833. Mary SKIFF[E] , daughter of James Skiffe and Mary Reeves, was born on 24 March 1649/1650 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, and died in 1690. She married Matthew Mayhew. [Same as 881.]
820. John ARMITAGE of England was the father of Enoch Armitage.
844. John GORHAM, the son of Ralph Gorham, was born in England in 1621. He became a resident of Barnstable, Massachusetts, and married Desire Howland on 8 January 1643/44. He died at Swansea on 5 February 1675/76 in King Phillip's War. [Same as 892.]
845. Desire HOWLAND, daughter of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, was born in 1623. She married John Gorham of Barnstable on 8 January 1643/44 and They had eleven children:
846. Stephen HUSSEY, a resident of Nantucket, was born in October 1630. He was the son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Batchelor. He married Martha Bunker on 16 October 1676. He died on 2 April 1712. [Same as 894.]
847. Martha BUNKER, daughter of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey, was born on 1 November 1656 and died on 21 September 1744. She married Stephen Hussey on 16 October 1676. [Same as 895.]
848. Rev. Thomas MAYHEW, the son of Governor Thomas Mayhew and Martha Parkhurst, was born in 1620/21. He married his stepsister Jane Paine, the daughter of his stepmother, Jane Gallion (Paine), and her first husband, Thomas Paine. Their children included:
849. Jane PAINE, the daughter of Thomas Paine and Jane Gallion, was born in 1625 and married the Rev. Thomas Mayhew. [Same as 1665 and 1761.]
856. Thomas POPE, son of John Pope and Miss Halsnoth, Harnett, or Haisnoth, was born in 1608 and christened at Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England, on 27 September 1610. He married Sarah Jenney on 19 May 1646 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Whitehouse family tree says "Member of Volunteer Co. under William Holmes and Thos. Palmer Pequot War. Also in [illegible] 1643." He died on 16 October 1683 (mormon genealogy says "4 Aug 1683" in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts) and was buried in Plymouth.
857. Sarah JENNEY, daughter of John Jenney and Sarah Cary, was probably born in Leiden, Holland, around 1620. (Some have said she was born in Plymouth around 1624, but the English-America website lists her along with her sister Abigail and brother Samuel as passengers on the Little James, which brought her family to Plymouth in July 1623.) She married Thomas Pope on 19 May 1646 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died on 12 March 1710 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and was buried in Dartmouth.
858. Edward PERRY of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was born in 1627 to Edmund Perry and Sarah ____?,He married Elizabethe Burgess on 12 February 1652 in Sandwich. He died on 16 October 1689 at Monument, Sandwich, and was buried in Sandwich.
859. Elizabethe BURGESS of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was born and christened in 1631. She was the daughter of Thomas Burges Burgess and Dorathy Waynes. She married Edward Perry on 12 February 1652 in Sandwich. She died in Sandwich on 26 September 1717 and was buried in the Sandwich Cemetery.
860. Ephraim HUNT was born in 1610 and died in 1647. He married Ann Richards.
861. Ann RICHARDS married Ephraim Hunt.
862. Doctor John ALCOCK married Sarah Palgrave.
863. Sarah PALGRAVE married Doctor John Alcock.
872. John COFFIN, the son of Tristram Coffin and Dionis Stevens, was born on 13 December 1647 (according to the Whitehouse family tree) and died on 5 September 1711 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. He was buried at the Tower Hill Cemetery in Edgartown.
According to Christie Ann Russell,
Tristram's son, John, [...] was born 30 October 1647 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was the seventh of nine children born to Tristram and Dionis. John Coffin was the progenitor of most of the Martha's Vineyard Coffins. He was about 13 years old when his family moved from the mainland to the town of Sherborn on Nantucket. In 1668, a young man of 21 years, he married at Nantucket, Deborah Austin, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Starbuck) Austin of Nantucket. On Nantucket John was a blacksmith and held a few minor offices. In Tristram's will, he gave John "... his new dwelling house, with all other houses adjoining unto it etc" to be John's property to be his immediately upon the decease of Tristram and wife, Dionis. We learn, however, that John removed to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, a year after his father died and two years before his mother died. That was in 1682 when John was 36 years old. [...]
It is believed that Thomas Mayhew asked John to come to Martha's Vineyard as there was a need for a blacksmith. Mayhew reportedly sold John 8 acres for $1.00 fronting on Edgartown Harbor and running back in a wide swath to Peases' Point Way. This lot was purchased from Thomas Paine's estate. Paine, Governor Thomas Mayhew's stepson and son-in-law, was lost at sea in 1657, along with Thomas Mayhew, Jr., on a voyage to England.
HERE LYES THE
BODY OF MR. JOHN
ABOUT 64 YEARS
DIED SEPT ye 5
John built his first home on that property in 1682, a one story structure 24' X 32' with a shed roof and faced the harbor. The original portion of the house is buried by much enlargement and modification. It was on this property that he had his blacksmith shop. The blacksmithing trade must have been very profitable for John Coffin became the owner of much real estate on Martha's Vineyard. In the 1700's, the house was owned by various craftsmen, tailors and coopers among them. Today the address is 55 South Water Street. Looking East from this property today, one sees the Yacht Club, Town Dock, Chappy Ferry, and Chappaquiddick Island. 1
John and Deborah's second house on Martha's Vineyard was built in 1703. Today the address for this house is 22 North Water Street. The house was occupied by John's descendants for many generations until it was taken over by the North Water Street Corporation in 1946 to preserve it. It, like the Desire Coffin house, is now maintained by the Preservation Society and is occupied by antique and decorator's shops.
[...] John and Deborah had eleven children of whom nine grew to be adults. Four sons and three daughters were mentioned in his will dated 1 Sept 1711. In his will probated 17 April 1712, he leaves sheep on Nantucket, now in possession of son Peter, to wife Deborah. (It is wondered if son Peter lived in the house deeded to John by his father?) He also mentions sons, Samuel, Enoch and Tristram and daughters Hannah Gardner, Deborah Macy and Lydia Thaxter. Daughters Love and Elizabeth may have died young or as spinsters prior to 1711. John Jr. and Benjamin probably died young.
873. Deborah AUSTIN, the daughter of Joseph Austin and Sarah Starbuck, was born around 1647-1652 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. She married John Coffin in 1668 and was the mother of
After John died [...], Deborah returned to Nantucket where she died 4 February 1718. [A different source says 4 April.] The will of Deborah Coffin (wife of John ) dated 13 March 1717/18 probated 13 May 1718 names son Tristram who received land in New Hampshire and was executor; and daughters Hannah Gardner and Deborah Macy.
880. Matthew MAYHEW. [Same as 832.]
881. Mary SKIFF[E]. [Same as 833.]
892. John GORHAM. [Same as 844.]
893. Desire HOWLAND. [Same as 845.]
894. Stephen HUSSEY. [Same as 846.]
895. Martha BUNKER . [Same as 847.]
992. Lieutenant Anthony MORSE Jr was born in England. He married Elizabeth Knight on 8 May 1659/1660. He died on 22 February 1677 and was buried at Newbury, Massachusetts.
993. Elizabeth KNIGHT, the daughter of Richard Knight and Agnes Coffey, married Lieutenant Anthony Morse Jr on 8 May 1659/1660. She was the mother of Ensign Anthony Morse. She died on 29 July 1667.
1536. John WOODRUFF (Woodrove?), son of John Woodruff and Elizabeth Cartwright, was born in 1604 in Fordwich, Kent, England. He married Anne Gosmer in 1636 in Fordwich and came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. He moved to Southampton, Long Island, in 1639 or 1640. Woodruff died on 9 May 1670 (according to Marvin D. Potts of Silverdale, Washington, via the LDS Familysearch.org website) and was buried in Southampton.
Old Southampton Burying Ground
Southampton, New York
John Woodruff (I), the first in this country, left Yorkshire, England, under the disastrous reign of Charles I, and came to the colony of Massachusetts Bay in 1638. Some indications point to a connection of his family with that of the Earl of Northumberland, who took up the Presbyterian side in the civil wars. Be that as it may, it is quite probable, like other gentlemen in the train of Governor Win- throp, he was seeking better fortunes as well as religious freedom in the New England beyond the seas. Finding good land scarce, and the Puritan rule as there maintained too strict for his conscience and comfort, he withdrew with a company who sailed out from Lynn, Massachusetts, in their own vessel, as in another "Mayflower,'' around Cape Cod, past the stormy Point Judith, to a site on the eastern shore of Long Island, which they named Southampton, in remembrance of the seaport whence they embarked for America. ... John Woodruff married Anne, daughter of John and Elizabeth Gosmer. Of his life in Southampton but little seems to be known. He died there in 1670. He left a will dated May 4, 1670, in which he mentions Anne, his daughter, married to Robert Wooley, and another daughter, Elizabeth, to Ralph (or Richard) Dayton. "Soon after the arrival of the first families at Southampton, Long Island, 1640, they were joined by others according to agreement. Previous to embarking from Lynn, Massachusetts, Captain Howe and some others of the same place, among whom were John Gosmer and John Woodruff, purchased of Edward Howell and other owners the vessel in which they were to come to Southampton. The contract bears date March 10, 1640. The names of John Gosmer and John Woodruff are among the forty-six settlers who arrived during the first twelve months. In 1645 Captain Howe transferred his possession here to John Gosmer for £4 payable in wampum, two cows and ten bushels of barley."      For more details about Woodruff, Gosmer, and their role in the settlement of Southampton, see the paragraphs from The History of Long Island included below in the data about John Gosmer.
1537. Anne GOSMER, daughter of John Gosmer and Elizabeth _____?, was born around 1609 in Fordwich, Kent, England. She married John Woodruff in 1636 in Fordwich. Among their children were:
1602. Jonathon (Jonas) HALSTEAD (or HALSTED) was born about 1610 in North Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and died about 1682 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. He married Sarah (Susan) Butterfield.
1603. Sarah (Susan) BUTTERFIELD was born about 1615 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and died in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. She married Jonathon (Jonas) Halstead. Their daughter was Sarah Halstead.
1664. Rev. Thomas MAYHEW. [Same as 848 and 1760.]
1665. Jane PAINE. [Same as 849 and 1761.]
1666. James SKIFFE married Mary Reeves. [Same as 1762.]
1667. Mary REEVES married James Skiffe. [Same as 1763.]
1688. Ralph GORHAM was born in 1595 and lived in Duxbury, England. [Same as 1784.]
1690. John HOWLAND, a son of Henry Howland and Margaret _____, was born around 1590-1594 in Huntingdonshire, England. He came to America in the Mayflower in 1620 as one of two men servants to John Carver's family. (John Carver, a wealthy Londoner, became the first governor of the New Plimoth Colony.) From William Bradford's 1650 book Of Plimouth Plantation:
Once, as they lay thus at hull in a terrible storm, a strong young man, called John Howland, coming on deck was thrown into the sea; but it pleased God that he caught hold of the top-sail halliards which hung overboard and ran out at length; but he kept his hold, though he was several fathoms under water, till he was hauled up by the rope and then with a boat-hook helped into the ship and saved; and though he was somewhat ill from it he lived many years and became a profitable member both of the church and commonwealth.His employers, John and Catherine Carver, "died here during the first general sickness." Howland became head of the household, which included the orphaned Elizabeth Tilley (who was about thirteen), the fifteen-year-old servant Desire Minter, and a boy named William Latham. Howland married Elizabeth Tilley in 1623/24. (Among their descendants are Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and George W. Bush, actor Humphrey Bogart, Mormon church founder Joseph Smith, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.) Sometime in the late 1620s they moved north, and he helped to start a trading post near what is now Augusta, Maine. They returned to Plymouth around 1633, and moved inland to Rocky Nook (now part of Kingston, Massachusetts) in 1639. The same year, he received a grant of land in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. He died in Rocky Nook on 22 or 23 February 1672/73, at which time he was said to be "above eighty years" old. [Same as 1786.]
Bristol County, Mass., Probate Records, Volume 1, pages 13 and 14.
In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bristoll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all flesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitute & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking and Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me made & declared either by Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testament & none other. "And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sinns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Comitt my soule unto Allmighty God my Saviour & Redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved & to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meritts of Christs Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chosen & my Body to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to appoint
And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hath pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in manner & forme following (That is to say)
First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid wc I owe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Convenient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my booke called Mr Tindale's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & one prof pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts,
Item I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pt of pillobeeres Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & also one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthookes
Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & one pr of sheetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kettle already in his possession
Item I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green Rugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my booke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of Sheetes & my holland pillowbeeres,
Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosworth one pr of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres,
Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley one paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Nathanael Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotten for ever all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in the Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge,
Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne One Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Browne one Chest
Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne My best Chest & my Warming pan
Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my wearing clothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of what kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them,
Item I make constitute and ordaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executors of this my last Will and Testament,
Item it is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true performance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elisabeth Howland have hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dm one thousand six hundred Eighty & six.
The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland (sigittu)
Signed Sealed & Delivd
in ye prsence of Us Wittnesses
Know all men that on ye tenth Day of Janry Anno Dm 1687/8 Before me Nathanl Byfield Esqr Judge of his Majties Inferiour Court of Plea's for ye County of Bristoll, present Jno Walley Esqr one of ye Members of his Majties Councill in New England & Capt Benjam Church Justice of Peace The abovewritten Will of Elizabeth Howland was proved approved & allowed And ye Administracon of all & singuler ye goodes Rights and Creditts of ye said Deced was Committed unto James Browne & Jabez Howland Execrs in ye same Will named well & truly to Administer ye same according to the Will of ye Deced In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Sett ye Seale of ye Office for Probate of Wills & granting Lettrs of Admincon ye yeare & Day by me abovewritten
(Sigittu officij) Nathanael Byfield
Thus Entred & ingrossed this 26: of Janry Anno Dm 1687/8 pr Steph Burton
1691. Elizabeth TILLEY was born in Henlow, Bedfordshire,1607 to John Tillie and Joan Hurst and baptized in Henlow Parish on 30 August 1607. In 1620 she made the crossing on the Mayflower with her parents and her father's brother and his wife. Her parents and her aunt and uncle all died in the Plymouth colony's terrible first winter, and she was taken in by the Carvers -- who also soon died. She married John Howland in 1623/24. They had ten children (the first of whom they named after Desire Minter):
1692. Captain Christopher HUSSEY was born in 1595 (an internet source says 18 February 1598/99 in Dorking, Surrey, England; another source gives 1593 as the birth year) and baptized on 18 April 1599. He was the son of John Hussey and Mary (or Marie) Wood. He married Theodate Batchelor (Bachiler) in Holland in 1629. They had five children. After her death, he married a widow, Ann (_____) Mingay on 9 December 1658. He died in March 1686 (according to internet, 6 Mar 1685/86 at Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire). [Same as 1788.]
1693. Theodate BATCHELOR (or BACHILER), daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachelor (Bachiler or Bachelder) and Ann Bate, was born in Wherwell, Hampshire, England, in 1596. (Other sources say circa 1588 and 1610.) She married Christopher Hussey in Holland in 1629. They had five children, including Stephen Hussey, who was born in October 1630. She died on 20 Oct 1649 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. (Whitehouse family tree gives 1646 as the year of death.) [Same as 1789.]
1694. George BUNKER, a resident of Ipswich and Topsfield, married Jane Godfrey circa 1645. He died in 1658. [Same as 1790.]
1695. Jane GODFREY married George Bunker circa 1645. She died on 31 October 1662 at Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. [Same as 1791.]
1696. Thomas MAYHEW, Governor and Commander of Martha's Vineyard, was born in 1593 and died in 1682. He married Martha Parkhurst in 1619 in England. After she died he married Jane Gallion (Paine), whose first husband also had died. [Same as 3328 and 3520.]
1697. Martha PARKHURST, who was born about 1595 in Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, married Thomas Mayhew in 1619 in England and died in England before 1633.[Same as 3329 and 3521.]
This information about Thomas Mayhew's first wife came to me from Elna S. Van Horn, who wrote: "this record came from my Aunt Char who was privy to family histories."
1698. Thomas PAINE married Jane Gallion. [Same as 3330 and 3522.]
1699. Jane GALLION married Thomas Paine. Among their children were
1712. John POPE was born in 1580 in London, England. He married Miss ____? Haisnoth. He died in England.
1713. ____? HAISNOTH, HALSNOTH, or HARSNETT, daughter of Adam Halsnoth [or Harsnett] and Mercy Marcy [or Marcy Mercy]of Colchester, Essex, England, was born about 1580. She married John Pope.
1714. John JENNEY (JENNE), son of Henry Jenne (Jenney) and Mary Smythe,was born on 21 December 1596 (or, according to another mormon record, May 1585) in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He married Sarah Cary [Carey], on 1 November 1614 in Leyden, Holland. He and Sarah and their three children came to Plymouth, Massachusetts, aboard the ship Little James, arriving in July 1623. He was a governor's assistant 1637-1640 and a representative in 1641. He died in 1644. [The Whitehouse family tree seems to have originally said 1644, but someone changed it, erroneously, to 1664.]
1715. Sarah CARY [CAREY] of Mouncsoon [? mormon record says "Monk Soham, Suffolk"], England, was the daughter of John Carey and Elizabeth Godfrey. She was born in 1590 (and christened at "Monckson, Suffolk"). She married John Jenney (Jenne) on 1 November 1614 in Leyden, Holland. She died on 18 February 1655 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and was buried in Plymouth.
The following comes from "John and Sarah Jenney" at the Pilgrim Hall Museum website:
John Jenney was from Norwich, England. He had moved to Leyden by 1614, when he married Sarah Carey of Monk Sohan, Suffolk, England. John Jenney was a brewer and a miller. He and his wife, with their 2 living children, journeyed to Plymouth on the Little James in 1623. Another son was born on board ship.With regard to Sarah's date of birth, however, look at the English-America website, which lists her along with her sister Abigail and brother Samuel as passengers on the Little James.
John and Sarah had 7 children in all: Samuel, who was born in Leiden and journeyed with his parents to Plymouth; an unnamed child who died as an infant and is buried in Leiden; Abigail, who also journeyed with her parents to Plymouth; an unnamed son who was born in 1623 aboard the Little James but who died before 1627; Sarah, John and Susanna, all born in Plymouth.
Nathaniel Morton characterized Jenney as "a godly, though otherwise a plain man, yet singular for publicness of spirit, setting himself to seek and promote the common good of the plantation of new Plimouth." Jenney was involved in refinancing the Plantation in 1626 and served several terms as an Assistant to the Governor as well as in other positions of resonsibility within the Colony.
John Jenney is best known, however, for operating Plymouth Colony’s third (and most successful) corn mill. The earliest corn mill had been located near Billington Sea, a distance from town. Then, in 1632, the General Court authorized Stephen Deane to set up a water-powered corn mill on Town Brook; this mill was only in operation for about 2 years when Stephen Deane died. In 1636, Jenney was authorized to "erect a mill for grinding and beating of corn upon the brook of Plymouth."
John operated the mill until his death in 1644. After his death, Sarah operated the corn mill. The mill was then carried on by their son Samuel and then by outsiders, until its demise in 1847. Sarah died in late 1655 or early 1666. We have wills and inventories for both John and Sarah. John’s inventory includes several books and a "smale globe," indicating some education and a curiosity, perhaps, about the world. Sarah Jenney’s inventory included these same books, but the globe is not listed.
1716. Edmund PERRY, the son of John Perry and ____? ____?,was born on 27 January 1599 in Devon, England, and christened (according to the mormon ancestral site) in Sussex, England, on 13 April 1596. He married Sarah ____? in 1613 in Probley, Bridford, Devonshire. He died in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
1717. Sarah ____?, daughter of John Crowell and Elishua ____?,was born in Devon, England, in 1592. She married Edmund Perry in 1613 in Probley, Bridford, Devonshire. She died in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on 8 June 1659, and was buried in Sandwich.
1718. Thomas BURGES BURGESS, the son of Thomas Burges and Elizabeth Pye, was born on 16 August 1601 in Truro, Cornwall, England, and christened there on 31 October 1603. He married Dorathy Waynes in 1628 in Truro. He died in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on 13 February 1685 and was buried in the Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich.
1719. Dorathy WAYNES, daughter of John Goodman,was born in 1603 in Earls, Barton, Norhantes, England, and was christened in 1605 (according to one of the mormon ancestral records) in Sandwich, Massachusetts. She married Thomas Burges Burgess in 1628 in Truro, Cornwall. She died in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on 27 February 1687 and was buried the same day in the Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich.
The mother of Elizabeth Burgessmight instead have been named Dorothy Wayne Phippen, who is said to have been both born and christened in Sandwich in 1605. Her wedding to Thomas Burgess is said to have been in England on 13 February 1686, and the date of her death is given as 27 February 1686 in Sandwich. She is also said to have been the daughter of a George Phippen who was not actually born till 1633. He has such a nice long genealogy that it's tempting to follow his line back. But for the time being I'll restrain myself.
1744. Tristram COFFYN, the son of Peter Coffyn and Joan Thimber, was born in 1603 in Brixton near Plymouth, Devon County, England. (An alternative source says he was born and christened on 11 March 1609; another says he was born on 11 March 1606 and baptized 11 March 1610.) He married Dionis Stevens in Brixton in 1629/1630. They came to New England in 1642, accompanied by their five small children, Tristram's widowed mother, and his two unmarried sisters Eunice and Mary. Bill Putnam, in The Coffin Family,
Peter Coffin (son of Tristram)
Besides the purchase of the island from Thomas Mayhew, a business negotiation was made with the Indians and the whole neck of land called by the Indians, Pacummohquah being at the East end of Nantucket was bought from them for 5 pounds. A previous sale of land on Nantucket had been made between Mayhew and two Sachems.
Tristram returned to the island with his family in 1660 where he was Chief Magistrate 1671 and Commissioner in 1675. The Coffin family that settled at Nantucket included Tristram, Sr., James, Mary, John, and Stephen, each the head of a family. Tristram was thirty-seven years old when he arrived in America, and fifty-five years old when he removed to Nantucket. During the first year of his residence there he was the richest proprietor. The property of his son, Peter who was living in New Hampshire, is said to have soon after exceeded in value that of the original proprietor, the family together owning about one-quarter of the island and the whole of Tuckernock. Tristram died on 2 Oct 1681 on Nantucket, and was buried there.
1745. Dionis STEVENS, daughter of Robert Stevens and _____? Dionis,was born and christened on 4 March 1609 in Plymouth, Brixton, Devon, England. She married Tristram Coffin in Brixton in 1629/1630 and bore him these children:
1746. Joseph AUSTIN was born about 1616 in Hampshire, England. He married Sarah Starbuck around 1650 (some sources say 1658/1659) and died 27 January 1662/63 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. .
1747. Sarah STARBUCK, the daughter of Edward Starbuck and Catherine Reynolds, was born about 1630 in Derbyshire, England. She married Joseph Austin by 1649. They were the parents of
1760. Rev. Thomas MAYHEW. [Same as 848 and 1664.]
1761. Jane PAINE. [Same as 849 and 1665.]
1762. James SKIFFE married Mary Reeves. [Same as 1666.]
1763. Mary REEVES married James Skiffe. [Same as 1667.]
1784. Ralph GORHAM. [Same as 1688.]
1786. John HOWLAND. [Same as 1690.]
1787. Elizabeth TILLEY. [Same as 1691.]
1788. Christopher HUSSEY. [Same as 1692.]
1789. Theodate BATCHELOR. [Same as 1693.]
1790. George BUNKER. [Same as 1694.]
1791. Jane GODFREY. [Same as 1695.]
1986. Richard KNIGHT married Agnes Coffey.
1987. Agnes COFFEY married Richard Knight.
3072. John WOODRUFF (WOODROF?), son of Robert Woodruff (Woodrof) and Alice Russell, was born in 1574 and married Elizabeth Cartwright in 1601. [According to Marvin D. Potts of Silverdale, Washington, via the LDS Ancestry.com website, his name was John Woodroffe, and he was born in Fordwich, Kent, in 1574 and died in October 1611 at St. Mary's, Northgate, Kent County. He and Elizabeth Cartwright were married in 1601 in Canterbury, Kent.]
3073. Elizabeth CARTWRIGHT married John Woodruff (Woodrof) in 1601. [According to Marvin D. Potts of Silverdale, Washington, via the LDS Ancestry.com website, she was born in 1580.]
3074. John GOSMER, the father of Anne Gosmer, was born in England and, along with his son-in-law John Woodruff (q.v.), was one of the first settlers of Long Island and a founder of Southampton.
Here is an excerpt from The History of Long Island:
The names of the settlers who had arrived during the first twelve months [of 1640] were: Daniel Howe, Thomas Goldsmith, John Oldfields, Samuel Dayton, Thomas Burnet, John Howell, Thomas Sayre, Edward Howell, William Odell, Thomas Topping, John Woodruff, Allen Breed, Edmund Farrington, Isaac Hillman, John Cooper, George Woods, Henry Pierson, Richard Post, Obadiah Rogers, John Fordham, John Lum, Samuel Osman, John Rose, James Herrick, Christopher Foster, Joseph Raynor, Ellis Cook, John Jagger, Richard Smith, Thomas Hildreth, John Hampton, Joshual Barnes, Abraham Pierson, Edward Needham, Samuel James, JOHN GOSMER, John Bishop, John White, William Payne, John Jessup, Josiah Howe, Henry Walton, William Harker, John Jennings, Benjamin Haynes, George Wells, Job Sayre.
The conveyance for eight miles square of land from the agent of Lord Stirling to the above named persons, is recorded as follows:“MEMORANDUM; It is agreed upon, between James Farret, agent and Edward Howell, JOHN GOSMER, Edmund ffarrington, Daniel Howe, Thomas Halsey, Edward Needham, Allen Breed, Thomas Sayre, Henry Waslton, George Well, William Harker, and Job Sayre; that whereupon it is agreed upon in a covenant passed between us touching the extente of a plantation in Long Island, that the aforesaid Mr. Edward Howell and his co-partners shall enjoy eight miles square of land, or so much as the said eight miles shall containe, and that now lie in said bounds, being layd out and agreed uppon: It is to begin at a place westward form Shinnecock, entitled the name of the place where the Indians drawe over their cannoes out of the north bay, over to the south side of the island, and from there to run along that neck of land eastward the whole breadth between the bays aforesaid, to the easterly end of an island or neck of land lying over against the island commonly known by the name of Mr. Farret’s Island. To enjoy all and every parte thereof, according as y is expressed in our agreement elsewhere, with that island or neck, lying over aginst Mr. Farret’s Island, formerly expressed. “JAMES FARRET.” Witnesses: Thomas Dexter, Richard WalkerA deed was subsequently obtained for the same lands from Pomotork, Mondugh, and other principal Indians to JOHN GOSMER, Edward Howell, Edmund Farrington, George Wells, Edward Needham, Thomas Sayre, Job Sayre, Edmund Halsey, Thomas Halsey, Henry Walton, Daniel Howell, John Cooper, Allen Breed, and William Harker, bearing date December 13, 1640, for the consideration of sixteen coats already received, and also fourscore bushels of Indian corn, to be paid upon lawful demand by the last of September, 1641; and upon further consideration “ that the said English shall defend us the sayed Indians from the injust violence of any Indians that shall illegally assaile us.”
3075. Elizabeth _____?married John Gosmer and was the mother of of Anne Gosmer.
3328. Thomas MAYHEW. [Same as 1696 and 3520.]
3329. Martha PARKHURST. [Same as 1697 and 3521.]
3330. Thomas PAINE married Jane Gallion. [Same as 1698 and 3522.]
3331. Jane GALLION. [Same as 1699 and 3523.]
3380. Henry HOWLAND married Margaret _____. He died Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, on 17 May 1635. [Same as 3572.]
3381. Margaret _____ married Henry Howland and bore him at least four sons and one daughter:
3382. John TILLEY, son of Robert Tilley and Elizabeth _____was baptized at Henlow, Bedfordshire, on 19 Dec 1571. He married Joan Hurst there on 20 Sep 1596. They brought their youngest child, Elizabeth, with them on the Mayflower voyage to America in 1620. John, Joan, and John's brother and sister-in-law all died during the first winter. Elizabeth survived. [Same as 3574.]
3383. Joan HURST, daughter of William Hurst and Rose _____, was baptized at Henlow Parish, Bedfordshire, on 13 March 1567/68. Her first husband was Thomas Rogers (evidently no relation of mine), whom she married in Henslow on 18 June 1593, and who died in 1595. (Their daughter, Joan Rogers, was baptized on 26 May 1594.) She married John Tilley in Henslow Parish on 20 Sep 1596, and they had five children:
3384. John HUSSEY married Mary Wood. [Same as 3576.]
3385. Mary WOOD married John Hussey. [Same as 3577.]
3386. Rev. Stephen BACHILER was born in England on 23 June 1561.
How can my mother's family have been unaware of this famous ancestor of theirs, I wonder? But of course they had a surfeit of famous ancestors . . . .
Bachiler's name has been spelled in various ways (Bachelor, Batchelor), but he himself spelled it Bachiler. According to "Stephen Bachiler, An Unforgiven Puritan," a 1917 publication of the New Hampshire Historical Society by Victor C. Sanborn (another of Bachiler's descendants), he was probably of French descent, and the original name was Bachilier. Virtually all of the information that follows (and the unattributed quotes) comes from Sanborn's book.
Bachiler matriculated at Saint John's College, Oxford, and received his bachelor's degree on 3 February 1586/1587. He was given the vicarage at Wherwell, Hampshire, but after preaching there for eighteen years was ejected from his post, in a general purge of nonconforming clergymen, in August 1605. Many of his parishioners followed him to the adjoining hamlet of Newton Stacy, where the sheriff of Hampshire in 1632 complained that several of his tenants, "having been formerly misled by Stephen Bachiler, a Notorious inconformist, demolished a chapel at Newton Stacy." In March of that year, with some of his flock and his children and grandchildren, Bachiler set off for New England on the William and Francis, which arrived on 5 June 1632, a few weeks short of his seventy-first birthday.
chair, now on loan at the New
Hampshire Historical Society.
Mr. Bachiler and his party proceeded to Saugus (now Lynn), Massachusetts, where his daughter, Theodate, and her husband, Christopher Hussey resided.That October, the general court ordered that "Mr. Batchel'r is required to forbeare exercising his gifts a a pastor or teacher publiquely in our pattent, unless it be to those he brought with him, for his contempt of authority and till some scandles be removed." In March 1633, this prohibition was ended, and Bachiler was free to preach as he would. "This," says Victor Sanborn,
On his first Sunday in Lynn, Mr. Bachiler baptised four children. The first white child born in Lynn was Thomas Newhall, who was presented first for baptism. It has been said Mr. Bachiler put him aside and said "I will baptise my own child first", meaning Stephen, son of Christopher and Theodate Hussey.
Before Mr. Bachiler had been preaching four months at Lynn, he came under "suspicion" of having independent ideas, which he was not willing to yield to the dictates of others.
I take to be the date of his first ministrations at Saugus. Here he continued some three years, preaching to his own little flock, and gradually attaching others to them until his church numbered a score of families. This increase became less coherent as newcomers settled at Saugus, and on March 15, 1635, Winthrop records that "divers of the brethren of that church, not liking the proceedings of the pastor and withal making a question whether they were a church or not, did separate from church communion." Bachiler and his followers asked the advice of the other churches, who, wishing to hear both sides, offered to meet at Saugus about it. Bachiler then asked the separatists to put their grievances in writing, which they refused to do. At this Bachiler's quick temper flamed up, and he wrote to the other churches that he was resolved to excommunicate these objectors, and therefore the conference at Saugus was not needed. This hasty proceeding (as Winthrop calls it) met with no approval at the lecture in Boston where Bachiler's letter was read, and the elders at once went to Saugus to pacify the contending parties. After hearing both sides it was agreed that, though not at first regularly constituted as a church, their consent and practice of a church estate had supplied that defect, and so, Winthrop concludes, all were reconciled.In the autumn of 1638 Bachiler and a group of his followers -- including his daughter Theodate, her husband Christopher Hussey, and their four children -- moved to Winnicunnet, in what would later be known as New Hampshire, and founded the town of Hampton.
Probably these reconciling elders pointed out to Master Bachiler that he had not yet conformed to their custom and become a "freeman"; and indeed the Lynn church resembled rather the voluntary assemblings of the early Christians than the formal and solemn installations practised in the Bay. At all events, on May 6, 1635, Bachiler yielded to their practice, became a freeman, and thus joined the compact, if inelastic, body of the Puritan colony. [...]
The banishment of Roger Williams marks the first con certed move to stamp out theological division in their own body. In October of 1635 Williams was expelled from Massachusetts, one clergyman alone dissenting. It is believed that this dissenter was our Hampshire Master Bachiler. Indeed, the character of the two men was to some extent similar. Both were theorists, both intolerant of arbitrary rule, but history has magnified the success of one and well nigh obliterated the record of the other. The constructive talents of Roger Williams resulted in the establishment of a province where toleration was the rule of life, while the character of Bachiler, always in opposition to authority, made his life work nugatory. [...]
In January, 1636, Winthrop records "Mr. Batchellor of Saugus was convented before the magistrates. Coming out of England with a small body of six or seven persons and having since received in many more at Saugus, and contention coming between him and the greatest part of his church, who had with the rest received him for their pastor, he desired dismission for himself and first members, which being granted upon supposition that he would leave the town (as he had given out), he with the said six or seven persons presently renewed their old covenant, intending to raise another church in Saugus[....] He refused to desist, whereupon [the magistrates] sent for him, and upon his delay day after day the marshal was sent to fetch him. Upon his appearance and submission and promise to remove out of the town within three months, he was discharged." [...]
The church at Saugus was put under the rule of an approved minister, Samuel Whiting, in whose honor the town name was changed to Lynn, and Master Bachiler, disheartened, laid down the ministry and retired to private life. Among his church, however, many besides his own family disliked the change, and several began a new settlement on Cape Cod. [...]
Bachiler himself is said to have removed in February, 1636, to Ipswich, where the younger Winthrop had established a settlement. I find no recorded authority for this, and incline to think that he and his son-in-law Hussey followed Richard Dummer to Newbury, where their cousin had taken up a farm of five hundred acres, and where Bachiler and Hussey likewise received extensive grants of land.
[...] inaction was not to Bachiler's liking. In the severe winter of 1637-8-l the venerable Puritan walked on foot through the wilderness to Cape Cod, where he and his little party hoped to begin a settlement near that which had been established a year before by John Carman and the company from Saugus. The rigor of the season and the difficulty of the enterprise discouraged them. Winthrop says: "The undertaker of this (the settlement at Mattakees, now Yarmouth) was one Mr. Batchellor late pastor at Saugus, being about 76 years of age: yet he walked thither on foot in a very hard season. He and his company, being all poor men, finding the difficulty gave it over, and others undertook it."
commemorating the founding of the town in 1638.
A letter from Bachiler to the younger Winthrop dated Oct. 9, 1638, still extant, shows that the actual date of the trip from Newbury, which was made in a shallop, was October 14th. On this pleasant fall day then, the settlement was made, and our ancient friend probably felt that in this new plantation his remaining days would be spent in peace. The future looked serene. His adherents were united to him, a pleasant and fertile spot had been chosen, and one at the farthest northern end of the Massachusetts patent, if not indeed really outside of its limits.But soon Bachiler was faced with dissension, and then with what appears to have been a terrible slander.
[...]Probably dissension began at once; it grew and spread like wildfire. Time has obliterated nearly all traces of the quarrel. The town records contain no reference to it. The church records have disappeared.As I mentioned above, Bachiler had been married three times before coming to America. His third wife, Helena, died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, sometime before 3 May 1647. His fourth wife, whom he married before 14 February 1648, when he was in his mideighties and she in her twenties, was Mary (—) Beedle, the widow of a seaman named Robert Beedle of Kittery. She had been fixing his meals for him, and he seemed to have felt bound to marry her for propriety's sake. She was soon caught in adultery with "a local rascal," George Rogers (no relation of mine, as far as I know), "a renegade seaman or servant of Trelawny, who had settled at Kittery." In punishment, the Court at York sentenced Rogers to be given forty stripes (that is, to be flogged) and Mary Beedle, six weeks after her baby's birth, to be given thirty-nine and to wear the letter "A" on her clothing. This event was almost certainly the seed of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic, The Scarlet Letter. According to Betty Ralph,
An occasional gleam flashed out until in 1641 the dissensions at Hampton culminated in the sorry incident related in Winthrop's journal under date of Nov. 12, 1641. No personal criticism of Stephen Bachiler has up to this date been discovered, no breath of scandal has touched his character. That he was opposed to the arbitrary rule of the Bay oligarchy is unquestioned, but it was left to the "reverend, grave and gracious Mr. Dalton" to defame his character and blacken his memory by the story which Winthrop recites with that gusto with which similar incidents, real or falsified, were treated by early Puritan historians. Winthrop says:
"Mr. Stephen Batchellor, the pastor of the church at Hampton, who had suffered much at the hands of the Bishops and having a lusty comely woman to his wife, did solicit the chastity of his neighbor's wife, who acquainted her husband therewith; whereupon he was dealt with, but denied it, as he had told the woman he would do, and complained to the magistrates against the woman and her husband for slandering him. The church likewise dealing with him, he stiffly denied it, but soon after when the Lord's Supper was to be administered he did voluntarily confess the attempt, and that he did intend to defile her if she had consented. The church being moved by his full confession and tears silently forgave him, and communicated with him; but after finding how scandalous it was they took advice of other elders, and after long debate and much pleading and standing upon the church's forgiving and being reconciled to him in communicating with him after he had confessed it, they proceeded to cast him out. After this he went on again in a variable course, sometimes seeming very penitent, soon after again excusing himself and casting blame upon others, especially his fellow elder Mr. Dalton (who indeed had not carried himself in this cause so well as became him, and was brought to see his failing and acknowledged it to the elders of the other churches who had taken much pains about this matter). So he behaved himself to the elders when they dealt with him. He was off and on for a long time, and when he had seemed most penitent so as the church were ready to have received him in again, he would fall back again and as it were repent of his repentance. In this time his house and near all his substance was consumed by fire. When he had continued excommunicated for near two years, and much agitation had been about the matter, and the church being divided so as he could not be received in, at length the matter was referred to some magistrates and elders, and by their mediation he was released of his excommunication but not received to his pastor's office." [...]
[...]Bachiler's age, eighty years, discredits the story. His life up to this time was public, honored and respected. The story apparently comes from his enemy Dalton, whose literary relics afford us nothing, unless we may consider a large bequest to Bachiler's grandson Nathaniel as a tardy attempt at reparation.
Captain William Hathorne (original spelling) was granted 870 acres three farms north of the Beadle homestead. Later, his descendant Nathaniel Hawthorne learned the local history on extended visits to the Kittery area. Hawthorne may have used Mary Beadle as his pattern for Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet Letter." The description of Hester’s cottage closely resembles that of Mary Beadle’s, both were strong women, and both were victims of Puritan intolerance. Mary, however, was outspoken and aggressive while Hester was portrayed as quiet and reserved.The court decreed that Bachiler should continue to live with his unfaithful wife or face punishment himself, but Bachiler, exasperated with New England and its laws, left Mary and returned to England alone.
His last act on leaving America was to turn over what remained of his property to Christopher Hussey and his wife " in consideration that the said Hussey had little or nothing from him with his daughter as also that the said son Hussey and his wife had been helpful unto him both formerly and in fitting him for his voyage."Bachiler died in 1656 and was buried on 31 October 1656 in the Allhallows Staining Church cemetery, in London. (And in the following year, Mary Magdalene Bailey Beedle Bachiler was finally granted a divorce from him and allowed to marry a shipbuilder named Thomas Turner.)
3387. Ann BATE, who was born around 1561, married the Rev. Stephen Bachiler. (Her brother, the Rev. John Bate, was Bachiler's successor at Wherwell.) She bore him six children:
3392. Matthew MAYHEW married Alice Barter. [Same as 6656 and 7040.]
3393. Alice BARTER married Matthew Mayhew. [Same as 6657 and 7041.]
3426. Adam HALSNOTH or HARSNETT was born about 1554 <Colchester, Essex, England>. He married Mercy Marcy or Marcy Mercy.
3427. Mercy MARCY [or Marcy MERCY] was born about 15561558 <Colchester, Essex, England>. She married Adam Halsnoth or Harsnett.
3428. Henry JENNE (JENNEY), son of John Jenney and Elizabeth Spring, was born on 3 July 1560 in Gressingham Magna, Norfolk, England, and was christened the same day (according to the mormon ancestral record) in Great Gressingham, Suffolk, England. He married Mary Smythe around 1583 at Gressingham Magna. He died at Gressingham Magna on 9 February 1620.
3429. Mary SMYTHE, daughter of William Smith (Smythe) and ____? ____?,was born about 1560 in London, England. She married Henry Jenne (Jenney) around 1583 at Gressingham Magna.
3430. John CAREY was born in 1565 in Manckson or Moncksoon, England. He married Elizabeth Godfrey in 1589 (in Monkwon, England?).
The LDS ancestral site also says he was christened in Bristol, Gloucester, England, on 14 April 1600, and that he died on 2 November 1681 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. There is evidently some generational confusion here evidenced also by the date of death given below for his wife.
3431. Elizabeth GODFREY, daughter of Francis Godfrey and Elizabeth ____?, was born in 1570 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. She married John Carey in 1589 (in Monkwon, England?). [According to the LDS internet site, she died in 1680.]
3432. John PERRY was born in London, England, in 1562. He married ____? ____? in Buford, Devonshire, around 1588.
3433. ____? ____? was born about 1567 in London, England.. She married John Perry around 1588 in Buford, Devonshire.
3434. John CROWELL was born in England about 1574. He married Elishua ____? about 1599 in England.
3435. Elishua ____? was born about 1578 in England and married John Crowell around 1599 in England.
3436. Thomas BURGES of Truro, Cornwall, England, was born about 1580 and was christened in Truro in 1603. He was the son of Thomas Burgess and Honor Sidman. He married Elizabeth Pye in Truro on 27 November 1598. He died in Truro on 20 July 1626.
3437. Elizabeth PYE of Truro, Cornwall, England, was born in 1572 to Anthony Pye and Elizabeth Trethewey. She married Thomas Burges in Truro on 27 November 1598. She died in Truro.
3438. John GOODMAN was born about 1587 <in Coffinswell, Devonshire, England>.
3488. Peter COFFYN, the son of Nicholas Coffin and Joan Avent, was born around 1580 in Brixton, Devonshire, England, and was christened in 1588. He married Joan (or Joanna) Thimber (or Kember) in Brixton Parish, Brixton, in 1608. Children:
3489. Joan (or Joanna) THIMBER (or KEMBER) , daughter of Robert Kember and Anna ____?, was born in 1584 in Brixton, Plymouth, Devon, England. She married Peter Coffin in Brixton Parish, Brixton, in 1608. After his death, she traveled to America with her son Tristram. She died on Nantucket on 30 May 1661.
(The Whitehouse family tree gives her name as "Joan Thimber" but gives no other information about her.)
3490. Robert STEVENS, son of John Robert Stevens and Joan Corey, was born and christened on 12 August 1575 at Ilfracombe, Devonshire. He married ____? Dionis in 1599 at Brixton, Devonshire. Children:
Robert Stevens died (or his will was probated) at Brixton on 4 February 1627.
Another ancestral record from the mormon genealogical site says he was born in Plymouth, Brixton, in 1563 and that he got married at Brixton before 1613. Both records give Stevens the same wife, the same parents, and the same date of death.
Still another internet record calls him "Robert 'Esq' Stevens" and says his wife was named Joan ____?
3491. ____? DIONIS was born in 1578 in Brixton Parish, Brixton, Devonshire, England. She married Robert Stevens at Brixton in 1599. She died in Plymouth, Brixton, in 1647.
An alternative record says that Dionis was her first name, rather than her last, and that she was born about 1586.
3494. Edward STARBUCK was born on 16 February 1601/1602 in Derbyshire, England. He married Catherine Reynolds. They came to America around 1635. He died on 12 June 1690 on Nantucket.
3495. Catherine REYNOLDS, the daughter of William Reynolds and Esther Ruth or Roth, was born about 1601 in Wales. She married Edward Starbuck, and died on 4 February 1690/1691 in Dover Neck, Strafford, New Hampshire. She was the mother of
3520. Thomas MAYHEW>. [Same as 1696 and 332.]
3521. Martha PARKHURST. [Same as 1697 and 3329.]
3532. Thomas PAINE married Jane Gallion. [Same as 1698 and 3330.]
3533. Jane GALLION. [Same as 1699 and 3331.]
3572. Henry HOWLAND. [Same as 3380.]
3573. Margaret _____. [Same as 3381 .]
3574. John TILLEY. [Same as 3382.]
3575. Joan HURST. [Same as 3383.]
3576. John HUSSEY. [Same as 3384.]
3577. Mary WOOD. [Same as 3385.]
3578. Rev. Stephen BACHELOR married Ann Bates. [Same as 3386.]
3579. Ann BATES married the Rev. Stephen Bachelor. [Same as 3387.]
6144. Robert WOODRUFF (WOODROFFE?), son of William Woodruff (Wodroffe) and ____? ____?, was born in 1547 in Fordwich, Kent, England. He married Alice Russell in 1573 in St. Mary's Church, Northgate, Canterbury, County Kent. He died in 1611 and was buried in Fordwich.
(William Woodruff (Wodroffe) is missing from the Whitehouse family tree, which gives Thomas Woodrove as Robert's father rather than his grandfather.)
6145. Alice RUSSELL of Canterbury, Kent, England, was born about 1552 (born in 1544, according to another source). She married Robert Woodruff (Woodroffe?) in 1573 in St. Mary's Church, Northgate, County Kent, England. She died at St. Mary's, Northgate.
6656. Matthew MAYHEW married Alice Barter. [Same as 3392 and 7040.]
6657. Alice BARTER married Matthew Mayhew. [Same as 3393 and 7041.]
6764. Robert TILLEY, son of William Tylle and Agnes _____, was born around 1540 in Henlow, Bedfordshire. He married a woman named Elizabeth. His will was dated 31 Dec 1612 and proved on 6 Apr 1613. He was buried in Henlow on 21 Feb 1612/13. [Same as 7148.]
6765. Elizabeth _____ married Robert Tilley in the late 1560s and bore him these children::
6856. John JENNEY, the son of Christopher Jenney and Elizabeth Eyre, was born about 1535 at Knotishall, Suffolk, England. He married Elizabeth Spring around 1555 at Gressingham Magna, Norfolk. He died in Middlesex, England, on 14 May 1575, and was buried in Edmonton, Middlesex.
6857. Elizabeth SPRING, the daughter of Robert Spring and ____? ____?, was born in 1535 in Gressingham, Magna, Norfolk, England. She married John Jenney around 1555 at Gressingham Magna. She died on 17 February 1588 and was buried on 22 February at Gressingham, Magna.
6858. William SMITH or SMYTHE was born about 1535 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and was married (according to a mormon ancestral record) on 1 November 1660.
More likely 1560, I think.
6859. ____? ____? was born about 1535 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and was married on 1 November "1660."
6862. Francis GODFREY was born in England around 1540. He married Elizabeth ____? about 1565. He died in England.
6863. Elizabeth ____? was born in England around 1545. She married Francis Godfrey around 1565. She died in England.
6872. Thomas BURGESS , the son of Ellice Burgess and ____? ____?, was born about 1550 in Truro, Cornwall, England. He married Honor Sidman about 1570 in Tregonie, Cornwall. He died in Truro before 12 December 1623 (the date his will was read).
6873. Honor SIDMAN, the daughter of Humphrey Sidman and Mrs. ____? Burges, was born about 1550 in Tregonie, Cornwall, England. She married Thomas Burgess in Tregonie around 1570. She died in Truro, Cornwall, after 12 December 1623.
6874. Anthony PYE was born in 1555 in Truro, Cornwall, England. He married Elizabeth Trethewey about 1571 (in Truro?). He died in Truro.
6875. Elizabeth TRETHEWEY was born in 1559 in Truro, Cornwall, England. She married Anthony Pye about 1571 (in Truro?).
6976. Nicholas COFFYN, the son of Tristram [or Peter?] Coffin and Mary Boscawen [or ____? ____?],was born in November 1561 in Butler's Parish, Brixton, Devonshire, England, and was christened there in 1568. (Another internet source, which gives his father as Tristram Coffin who was born in 1525 and died on 16 November 1601, says he was born in 1552; it gives the same date of death.) He married Joan Avent in Brixton in 1583. According to one source, he died in Butler's Parish on 8 October 1613 and was buried in Brixton on 3 November 1613. Another source says he wrote his will on 9 February 1613; it was proved on 13 Mary 1628 in Devonshire, and it mentioned his wife Joan and son Peter. Children included:
6977. Joan AVENT, the daughter of Mr. ____? Avent, was born in 1550 in Butler's Parish, Brixton. (Another internet source, which gives less specific information, says 1556.) She married Nicholas Coffin in Brixton in 1583. She died in Butler's Parish on 5 February 1614 and was buried in Brixton the same day.
6978. Robert KEMBER was born in 1556 in Brixton, Devonshire, England. He married Anna ____? in Brixton about 1583. He died in Brixton sometime before January 1612.
6979. Anna ____? of Brixton, Devonshire, was born in 1554. She married Robert Kember in Brixton about 1583. She died in Brixton in 1626.
6980. John (Robert) STEVENS , son of ____? Stevens, was born in Brixton, Bristol, Devonshire, England, in 1540. He married Joan Corey in Devonshire around 1579. He died and was buried in Brixton on 15 December 1611.
6981. Joan COREY of Brixton, Devonshire, was the daughter of ____? Stevens. She was born about 1544 and married Robert Stevens in Devonshire about 1579. She died in Brixton after 2 March 1608/1609.
7040. Matthew MAYHEW married Alice Barter. [Same as 3392 and 6656.]
7041. Alice BARTER married Matthew Mayhew. [Same as 3393 and 6657.]
7148. Robert TILLEY. [Same as 6764.]
7149. Elizabeth _____. [Same as 6765.]
12,288. William WOODRUFF (WOODROFFE), son of Thomas Woodruff (Woodrove) and ____? ____?, was born in 1521 in Fordwich, Kent, England. He married ____? ____? in Fordwich about 1546 and died in Fordwich in 1587.
(One of the mormon ancestral records gives the name as William Woodruff, son of Thomas Woodruff, and says he was born in 1521 in Fordwich, was married about 1546. Another gives his name as William Woodroffe, son of Thomas Woodrove, and says he was born in 1528, probably in England. Both give the same year of death.)
William Woodroffe is missing from the Whitehouse family tree, which gives Thomas Woodrove, born about 1508, as the father of Robert Woodruff.
12,289. ____? ____?) married William Woodruff (Woodroffe) in Fordwich, England, about 1546.
13,528. William TYLLE, son of Thomas Tilly and Margaret _____, was born around 1515 in Henlow, Bedfordshire. He married Agnes. He died in January 1578/79. His will was dated 1 Jan 1578/79; he was buried on 21 January, and his will was proved on 28 January. [Same as 14,296.]
13,529. Agnes _____ married William Tylle. He will was dated 1 June 1582 and proved on 13 July 1582. These children were mentioned in both wills:
13,712. Christopher JENNEY, the son of Edmund Jenny (Jenney) and Katherine Boys (Boyse), was born about 1486 at Knotishall, Suffolk, England. He married Elizabeth Eyre around 1518 at Gressingham, Magna, Norfolk. He died after 4 November 1542 and was buried before 29 November 1543.
13,713. Elizabeth EYRE, the daughter of William Eyre, was born about 1498 at Knotishall, Suffolk, England. She married Christopher Jenney around 1518 at Gressingham, Magna, Norfolk.
13,714. Robert SPRING was born about 1510/1512 at Coxfield, Suffolk, England. He married ____? ____? of Magna, Norfolk. He died on 3 April 1550.
13,715. ____? ____? was born about 1515 in Gressingham, Magna, Norfolk, England. She married Robert Spring.
13,744. Ellice BURGES of Truro, Cornwall, England, was born about 1512. He married ____? ____? about 1541 in England.
13,745. ____? ____? of Truro, Cornwall, was born about 1512. She married Ellice Burges in England around 1541.
13,746. Humphrey SIDMAN was born about 1529 in Tregome, England, and married Mrs.____? Burges about 1551.
13,747. Mrs. ____? BURGES was born in England around 1531. She married Humphrey Sidman about 1551.
13,952. Peter COFFIN, the son of James Coffin and Mary Cole, was born in 1535 at Portledge, Devonshire, England. He married Mary Boscawen in 1560 in Brixton, Devonshire. He died in 1560, probably in Devonshire. Children included:
(Dates are clearly wrong. If he died in 1560 he couldn't have fathered either son. Another mormon ancestral record gives Nicholas's father as a Tristram Coffin who was born in 1525 and died on 16 November 1601. Since that source gives no parentage and no name for Coffin's wife, I gave it less credence than this one. But research is necessary.)
13,953. Mary BOSCAWEN, the daughter of Hugh Boscawen and Phillippa Carminow, was born and christened on 20 January 1552 at St Michael, Penkivel, Cornwall, England. She married Peter Coffin in Brixton, Devonshire, in 1560. She died on 4 September 1622 at Penkeville, near Brixton.
(Again there is some confusion about dates. Much as I'd like to believe this woman was an ancestor, I can't believe she got married at eight years old.)
Lee Dorland sent me this information in an email:
This inscription is supposed to be in an old church in Cornwall:
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MARIE THE
WIDDOW OF PETER COFFIN GENT & 4th
DAUGHTER OF HUGH BOSCAWEN OF
TREGOTHNAN ESQ WHO DYED Ye 4th DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 1622 AGED 71 YEARES
Are you familiar with this? It would seem to confirm that she indeed married a Peter Coffin; however, it does not address your question of who fathered Nicholas Coffin: Peter or another Tristram? (Wish I knew!)
13,954. Mr ____? AVENT of Devonshire was born around 1530 and was married around 1555.
13,960. ____? STEVENS, the father of John (Robert) Stevens, was born in Devonshire (?) about 1520 and was married about 1545.
13,962. ____? STEVENS, the father of Joan Corey, was born in Devonshire (?) about 1525 and was married about 1550.
14,296. William TYLLE. [Same as 13,528.]
14,297. Agnes _____. [Same as 13,529.]
24,576. Thomas WOODRUFF (WOODROVE) was born about 1508 and died in 1552 in Fordwich, England.
27,056. Thomas TILLY, son of Henry Tilly and Joan _____, was born around 1490 in Henlow, Bedfordshire. His wife was named Margaret. His will was dated 21 Aug 1556 and proved 6 Oct 1556 in Henlow. [Same as 28,592.]
27,057. Margaret _____ married Thomas Tilly. She was still alive at the time of his death, and so were at least two children, Agnes and William. [Same as 28,593.]
27,424. Edmund JENNY (JENNEY), the son of William Jenny and Elizabeth Cawse, was born about 1444 at Knoddishall, Suffolk, England. He married Katherine Boys (Boyse) around 1467 at Knotishall. He died in 1522/1523.
27,425. Katherine BOYS (BOYSE), the daughter of Robert Boys and Joan Wichingham, was born about 1446 at Knotishall, Suffolk, England. She married Edmund Jenny (Jenney) around 1467 at Knotishall.
27,426. William EYRE was born about 1475 in Suffolk, England.
27,904. James COFFIN of Portledge, near Bideford, Devonshire, England, was born in 1514, the son of Richard Coffin and Wilmot Chudleigh. He married Mary Cole in 1534 at Portledge. He died on 15 December 1566, probably at Monkleigh, Devonshire, and was buried at Monkleigh on 17 December 1566.
27,905. Mary COLE was born in 1516 at Knoston, Devon, England. She married James Coffin (at Portledge, Devonshire?) in 1534.
27,906. Hugh BOSCAWEN of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England, was born about 1515 to John Boscawen and Elizabeth Lower. He married Phillippa Carminow about 1536 in England and died on 24 August 1559.
27,907. Phillippa CARMINOW of Boconnoc, Cornwall, England, was the daughter of Nicholas Carminow and Catherine Wolvedon. She was born in 1519 and christened when she was nineteen, in 1538. She married Hugh Boscawen about 1536 in England. She died on 9 August 1563 in Cornwall.
28,592. Thomas TILLY. [Same as 27,056.]
28,593. Margaret _____. [Same as 27,057.]
54,112. Henry TILLY was born in Henlow, Bedfordshire, in the late 1460s. His wife was Joan. His will, which was dated 1 Sep 1520 and proved on 4 Dec 1520, mentions two sons: William, unmarried, and Thomas. [Same as 57,184.]
54,113. Joan _____ married Henry Tilly. She was still alive at the time of his death. [Same as 57,185.]
54,848. William JENNY, the son of John Jenney and Maud Bokill (Bokyll), was born about 1420 at Knoddishall, Suffolk, England.. He married Elizabeth Cawse, around 1438 at Knotishall, Suffolk. He died on 23 December 1483 and was buried at Theberton, Suffolk.
54,849. Elizabeth CAWSE, the daughter of Thomas Cawses, was born about 1426 at Knoddishall, Suffolk, England. She married William Jenny at Knotishall, Suffolk, around 1438. She was christened in 1470. She died after 1466 and was buried at Theberton, Suffolk.
54,850. Robert BOYS of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was born about 1424 to Roger Boys and Sibell Illey. He married Joan Wichingham around 1445 (in Suffolk?).
54,851. Joan Wichingham of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was the daughter of Edward Wichingham and Alice Fastolf. She was born about 1426 and married Robert Boys around 1445 (in Suffolk?).
55,808. Richard COFFIN of Portledge, Devonshire, England, was the son of John Coffin and Elizabeth (Phillippa) Hingston. He was born about 1505, and he married Wilmot Chudleigh in 1510 (at Merifield, near St Germans, Cornwall?). He died on 24 December 1555 at Alwington, Devonshire.
Clearly he couldn't have been born "about 1505." Maybe 1485 or so? Or maybe a generational mixup.
55,809. Wilmot Chudleigh of Merifield, Cornwall, England, was born about 1488 to Richard Chudleigh and Mary Wadham (Waddam). She married Richard Coffin in 1510 (at Merifield, near St Germans?). She was buried on 13 June 1569 at Alwington, Devonshire.
55,812. John BOSCAWEN of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England, was the son of Richard Boscawen and Maude De Hallop. He was born about 1439 and married Elizabeth Lower about 1478 (at Tregnothnan?). He died on 13 October 1515.
If this is really the father of Hugh Boscawen, who was supposedly born about 1515, these dates are clearly wrong. Perhaps this couple were actually Hugh's grandparents or great-grandparents.
55,813. Elizabeth LOWER of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England, was born about 1444 to Nicholas Lower and Amy or Agnes Tresithney. She married John Boscawen about 1478 (at Tregnothnan?) and died sometime after 1482.
55,814. Nicholas CARMINOW of Carminow, England, was born about 1490. He married Catherine Wolvedon in England. He died on 7 January 1538.
55,815. Catherine WOLVEDON of Wolvedon, England, was born about 1495, the daughter of John Wolvedon. She married Nicholas Carminow in England. She died on 28 February 1538.
57,184. Henry TILLY was born in Henlow, Bedfordshire, in the late 1460s. His wife was Joan. His will, which was dated 1 Sep 1520 and proved on 4 Dec 1520, mentions two sons: William, unmarried, and Thomas>/a>. [Same as 54,112.]
57,185. Joan _____ married Henry Tilly. She was still alive at the time of his death. [Same as 54,113.]
109,696. John JENNEY, the son of William Jenney and Maude _____?, was born about 1398 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He married Maud Bokill (Bokyll) around 1419 at Knodishall, Suffolk. He died on 3 December 146.
109,697. Maud BOKILL (BOKYLL), the daughter of John Bokill (Bokyll) and Jane Layton, was born around 1400 at Knodishall, Suffolk. She married John Jenney around 1419 at Knodishall..
109,698. Thomas CAWSES was the father of Elizabeth Cawse.
109,700. Roger BOYS of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was born about 1400 to Roger Boys and Margaret Jeningham, He married Sibell Illey about 1423.
109,701. Sibell ILLEY of Great Chilton, Durham, England, was the daughter of Robert Illey and Katherine Gymingham. She was born about 1402 and married Roger Boys about 1423.
109,702. Edward WYCHINGHAM of Woodrising, Norfolk, England, was born about 1402 to Nicholas Wychingham and Joan De Antingham, and married Alice Fastolf in 1425. He died in 1472.
371,847. Alice FASTOLF of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was the daughter of Sir John Fastolf and ____? ____?. She was born about 1404 and married Edward Wychingham in 1425.
111,616. John COFFIN of Portledge, Devonshire, England, was born about 1505. He married Elizabeth (Phillippa) Hingston. He died on 24 December 1555 at Alwington, Devonshire.
111,617. Elizabeth (Phillippa) HINGSTON of Portledge, Devonshire, England, was born about 1475 to Philip Hingston and ____? ____?. She married John Coffin.
111,618. Richard CHUDLEIGH of Ashton, Devonshire, England, was born about 1468 to William Chudleigh and Joan (Jane) Hody. He married Mary (Waddam) Wadham about 1522 (in Merrifield, Devonshire?). He died on 26 August 1558.
111,619. Mary (Waddam) WADHAM of Merrifield, Devonshire, was the daughter of Nicholas Wadham. She was born about 1470. She married Richard Chudleigh about 1522 (in Merrifield?).
111,624. Richard BOSCAWEN of Tregothnan, Cornwall, England, was the son of Hugh Boscawen and Joan Trenowoth. He was born about 1413 and married Maude De Hallop about 1438 (in Tregothnan?). He died after 1466.
111,625. Maude De HALLOP, the daughter of Lawrence (Hallop) Trewonwall and Elinor Trevillan, was born about 1415 in Trewonwall, England. She married Richard Boscawen about 1438 (in Tregothnan, Cornwall?).
111,626. Nicholas LOWER of St Winnow, Cornwall, England, was born about 1443 to John Lower and Jane Moyle. He married Amy or Agnes Tresithney. He died after 1471.
111,627. Amy or Agnes TRESITHNEY of St Winnow, Cornwall, England, was born about 1447, the daughter of Richard Tresithney and Anne Tregonnan. She married Nicholas Lower .
111,630. John WOLVEDON of Wolvedon, England, was born about 1469.
219,392. William JENNEY, the son of Edward Jenney, was born around 1374 at Knoddishall, Suffolk, England. He married Maude _____?
219,393. Maude ____? married William Jenney.
219,394. John BOKILL (BOKYLL) married Jane Layton.
219,395. Jane LAYTON married John Bokill (Bokyll). Their daughter Maude Bokill (Bokyll) was born around 1400.
219,400. Roger BOYS,the son of John Boys and Eustace Sandeby married Margaret Jeningham.
219,401. Margaret JENINGHAM married Roger Boys. Their son Roger Boys was born around 1400.
219,402. Robert ILLEY married Katherine Gymingham.
219,403. Katherine GYMINGHAM married Robert Illey. Their daughter Sibell Illey was born around 1402.
219,404. Nicholas WYCHINGHAM married Joan De Antingham.
219,405. Joan De ANTINGHAM married Nicholas Wychingham. Their son was Edward Wychingham.
219,406. SirJohn FASTOLF of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was born about 1380, the son of John Fastolf. He married ____? ____? in 1403, and died at Caister, Norfolk, on 5 November 1459.
This gentleman, of course, is the man whose name Shakespeare borro wed and changed to Falstaff. Here is what the eleventh edition of the Brittanica has to say:
FASTOLF, SIR JOHN (d. 1459), English soldier, has enjoyed a more lasting reputation as in some part the prototype of Shakespeare's Falstaff. He was son of a Norfolk gentleman, John Fastolf of Caister, is said to have been squire to Thomas Mowbray, duke of Norfolk, before 1398, served with Thomas of Lancaster in Ireland during 1405 and 1406, and in 1408 made a fortunate marriage with Millicent, widow of Sir Stephen Scrope of Castle Combe in Wiltshire. In 1413 he was serving in Gascony, and took part in all the subsequent campaigns of Henry V. in France. He must have earned a good repute as a soldier, for in 1423 he was made governor of Maine and Anjou, and in February 1426 created a knight of the Garter. [...] In his later days he showed himself a grasping man of business. A servant wrote of him: "cruel and vengible he hath been ever, and for the most part without pity and mercy." Besides his share in his wife's property he had large estates in Norfolk and Suffolk, and a house at Southwark, where he also owned the Boars Head Inn. He died at Caister on the 5th of November 1459.
219,407. ____? ____? of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was born about 1382. She married John Fastolf in 1403.
223,234. Philip HINGSTON was born in England about 1437.
223,235. ____? ____? was born in England about 1445. She married Philip Hingston.
223,236. William CHUDLEIGH of Portledge, Devonshire, England, was born about 1445 to James Chudleigh and Margaret Stourton. He married Joan Hody. He died in 1515.
223,237. Joan (Jane) HODY of Devonshire, England, was born about 1447. She married William Chudleigh.
223,238. Nicholas WADHAM of Devonshire, England, was born about 1444. .
223,248. Hugh BOSCAWEN of Tregothnan, Cornwall, England, was the son of John De Boscawen and Rose Brett. He was born about 1392 and married Joan Trenowoth about 1412 (in Tregothnan?).
223,249. Joan TRENOWOTH of Tregothnan, Cornwall, was born about 1378 to Ralph Trenowoth and Maude Tregarick. She married Hugh Boscawen about 1412 (in Tregothnan?).
223,254. Richard TRESITHNEY, the son of John Tresithney and Joane Bossoham, was born about 1394 (in Bossoham?, England). He married Anne Tregonnan.
223,255. Anne TREGONNAN of Tregothnan, Cornwall, was born about 1396. She was the daughter of John Tregonnan. She married Richard Tresithney.
438,784. Edward JENNEY, the son of Thomas De Jenney (Gyney) , was born in Knotishall, Suffolk, England, around 1350.
438,800. John BOYS of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was the son of William Boysand ____? ____? He was born about 1340 and married Eustace Sandeby about 1375.
438,801. Eustace SANDEBY of Ravenfield, Yorkshire, England, was born about 1342, the daughter of Bertram Sandeby. She married John Boys about 1375.
438,812. John FASTOLF of Caister, Norfolk, was the father of Sir John Fastolf.
441,472. James CHUDLEIGH of Asheton, Devonshire, England, was born about 1444 to John Chudleigh and Thomasine Kirkham. He married Margaret Stourton, before 1476.
There is a problem of dates, or perhaps of ancestry, here, since James Chudleigh, supposedly born about 1444, is said to be the father of William Chudleigh who was born about 1445.
441,473. Margaret STOURTON of Stourton, Wiltshire, England, was the daughter of William Stourton and Margaret Chidiocke. She was born about 1448 and married James Chudleigh before 1476.
446,496. John De BOSCAWEN of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England, was the son of John Boscawen and Joan De Albalanda. He was born about 1362 and married Rose Brett about 1390 (at Tregnothnan?).
446,497. Rose BRETT <of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England> was born about 1364, the daughter of William Brett. She married John De Boscawen about 1390 (at Tregnothnan?).
446,508. John TRESITHNEY of Collom, Cornwall, England, was born about 1368. He married Joane Bossoham.
446,509. Joane BOSSOHAM was born about 1370 in Bossoham, England. She married John Tresithney.
446,510. John TREGONNAN <of Tregothnan, Cornwall, England>, was born about 1370.
877,568. Thomas De JENNY (GYNEY), the son of Thomas De Jenny (Gyney) of Knotishall, Suffolk, England, was born about 1320.
877,700. William BOYS of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was born about 1316 and was married about 1339.
877,701. ____? ____? of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England, was born about 1318. She married William Boys about 1339.
877,702. Bertram SANDEBY <of Ravenfield, Yorkshire, England> was born about 1316.
877,710. Edmund or John PLUMSTEAD <of Lincolnshire, England> was born about 1323.
877,716. John WICHINGHAM <of Upton, Norfolk, England> was born about 1308.
892,944. John CHUDLEIGH of Asheton, Devonshire, England, was born in 1418, the son of James Chudleigh and Radigund ____? He was christened in 1456 at 38 years of age. He married Thomasine Kirkham about 1443, probably in Asheton.
892,945. Thomasine KIRKHAM of Asheton, Devonshire, was the daughter of Nicholas Kirkham and Jane Way (Wray). She was born about 1422 and married John Chudleigh about 1443, probably in Asheton.
892,946. William STOURTON of Stourton, Wiltshire, England, was the son of John Stourton and Margery Wadham. He was born in 1432. He married Margaret Chidiocke at Chidlock, Dorsetshire, before 18 May 1450. He died at Stourton on 18 February 1478 and was buried at Merefield, Wiltshire.
892,947. Margaret CHIDIOCKE of Crofts, Yorkshire, England, was born about 1432 to John Chidiocke and Catherine Lumley. She married William Stourton at Chidlock, Dorsetshire, before 18 May 1450. She died on 12 March 1502/1503 and was buried at Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire.
892,992. John BOSCAWEN of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England, was born about 1336 to John De Boscawen and Joan De Tregnothnan. He married Joan De Albalanda about 1361 (at Tregnothnan?).
892,993. Joan De ALBALANDA <of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England> was born about 1338, the daughter of Otho De Albalanda and Margerie Kavell. She married John Boscawen about 1361 (at Tregnothnan?).
892,994. William BRETT <of Tregnothnan, Cornwall, England> was born about 1338.
1,755,136. Thomas De JENNY (GYNEY) of Knotishall, Suffolk, England, was born about 1285.
1,785,888. James CHUDLEIGH of Ashton, Devonshire, England, was the son of James Chudleigh and Joan Champernon. He was born about 1402 and died on 8 February 1456. He married Radigund ____?.
1,785,889. Radigund ____? of Asheton, Devonshire, was born about 1402. She married James Chudleigh.
1,785,892. John STOURTON of Witham, Sommersetshire, England, was born about 1404 to William De Stourton and Elizabeth Moyne. He married Margery Wadham about 1431 and died on 25 November 1462.
1,785,893. Margery WADHAM, the daughter of John Wadham and Joan Wrottesley, was born about 1403 at Mernfield, Somerset, England. She married John Stourton about 1431.
1,785,894. John De BOSCAWEN.
1,785,895. Joan De TREGNOTHAN.
1,785,896. Otho De ALBALANDA.
1,785,897. Margerie KAVELL.
3,571,776. James CHUDLEIGH of Broadclist Manor, Devonshire, England, was born about 1331 to John Chudleigh and Joan Beachamp. He married Joan Champernon.
It is not, of course, impossible that James Chudleigh became a father, with a bride some fifty years younger, when he was seventy, but it seems unlikely. Especially so because Joan Champernon was not some nameless scullery maid, but a woman with a fine pedigree of her own.
3,571,777. Joan CHAMPERNON of Bere Ferrers, Devonshire, was born about 1382, the daughter of Alexander Champernon and Joan Ferrers. She married James Chudleigh.
3,571,784. William De STOURTON of Stourton, Wiltshire, England, was the son of JohnDe Stourton and Katherine Beaumont. He was born about 1373 and married Elizabeth Moyne in 1399 (at Maddington, Somersetshire?). He died on 18 September 1413 and was buried at Witham, Somersetshire.
3,571,785. Elizabeth MOYNE of Maddington, Wiltshire, was born about 1377 to John (Moigne) Moyne and Joan Belvale,. She married William De Stourton in 1399 (at Maddington?).
3,571,786. John WADHAM of Merefield, Somersetshire, England, was born about 1377. He married Joan Wrottesley.
3,571,787. Joan WROTTESLEY of Merefield, Somersetshire, was born about 1381. She married John Wadham.
7,143,552. John CHUDLEIGH of Chudleigh, Devonshire, England, was born about 1307 to John Chudleigh and Thomasine Prouz (Prowse) (Prouze). He married Joan Beauchamp, and he died at Broad Clyst Manor, Devonshire.
7,143,553. Joan BEAUCHAMP of Ryme Intrinsica, Dorset., England, was born about 1311, the daughter of John Beauchamp [Sir Knight] and Alice Nonant. She married John Chudleigh. She died at Cliston and Broad Clyst, Devonshire, on 16 June 1420.
Again there seems to be some generational confusion here probably a confusion between various John Chudleighs. It seems extremely doubtful that this woman lived to 109 years of age. Simpler to assume that she was born twenty or thirty or forty years later (instead of being born, as the mormon ancestral record seems to indicate, when her mother was seven and her father eleven!), and that her son James also was born later. (Then we would not have to believe that James at seventy fathered a child with a woman half a century his junior.)
7,143,554. Alexander CHAMPERNON of Bere Ferrers, Devonshire, England, was the son of Richard Champernon and Alice Astley. He was born about 1356 and married Joan Ferrers around 1400. He died on 30 June 1441.
7,143,555. Joan FERRERS of Bere Ferrers, Devonshire, England, was born about 1360 to Martin Ferrers and ____? ____?. She married Alexander Champernon around 1400. Their daughter, Joan Champernon, was born about 1382.
7,143,568. John De STOURTON of Stourton, Wiltshire, England, was born about 1340, the son of William De Stourton and Joan (Jane) Vernan (Vernon). He married Katherine Beaumont. He died in 1364 and was buried in Somersetshire.
(There is a problem with the dates here. If John De Stourton really died in 1364 (when his wife was ten years old), he could not have fathered his putative son William, who was supposedly born about 1373.)
7,143,569. Katherine BEAUMONT of Somerset County, England, was born about 1354 toJohn Beaumont and Joan Stockhay. She married John De Stourton. She died on 28 August 1433.
7,143,570. John (Moigne) MOYNE of Maddington, Somersetshire, England, was born about 1347. He married Joan Belvale.
7,143,571. Joan BELVALE of Maddington, Somersetshire, was born about 1351. She married John (Moigne) Moyne.
14,287,104. John CHUDLEIGH of Chudleigh, Devonshire, England, was the son of John Chudleigh. He was born about 1282-1294, and married Thomasine Prouz (Prowse) (Prouze) around 1320-1324.
14,287,105. Thomasine PROUZ (or Prows, Prowse, Prouze) of Asheton, Devonshire, was born about 1286-1298 to Richard Prouse and Margarita ____?. She married John Chudleigh in 1320, and their son John Chudleigh was born "about 1307."
14,287,106. John BEACHAMP [SIR KNIGHT] of Ryme, Dorsetshire, was born about 1300. He married Alice Nonant.
14,287,107. Alice NONANT of Dorsetshire, England, was born about 1304. She married John Beauchamp.
14,287,108. Richard CHAMPERNON of Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1340, the son of Thomas Champernon and Eleanor De Rohart . He married Alice Astley around 1381 (and Katherine Daubeney around 1391). He died after 1394.
14,287,109. Alice ASTLEY of Estleigh, Devonshire, England, was born about 1347. Her parents were Thomas Astley and Elizabeth De Beauchamp. She married Richard Champernon around 1381. They are said to have been the parents of Alexander Champernon,, but there are dating problems, as usual, since Alexander is said to have been born in 1356.
28,574,208. John CHUDLEIGH of Chudleigh, Devonshire, England, was born about 1257.
28,574,210. Richard PROUSE <of Asheton, Devonshire, England> was born about 1260. He married Margarita ____?.
28,574,211. Margarita ___? <of Asheton, Devonshire, England> was born about 1262. She married Richard Prouse.
28,574,216. Thomas CHAMPERNON of Madbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1314 to Richard Champernon and Elizabeth Joan Valletort. He married Eleanor De Rohart around 1344 (in Dodbrooke, Devonshire?).
28,574,217. Eleanor De ROHART of Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1318, the daughter of Sir Roger Rohaut and Eleanor Lovell. She married Thomas Champernon around 1344 (in Dodbrooke, Devonshire?).
57,148,432. Richard CHAMPERNON of Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1284. His parents were Richard Champernon and Joan ____?. He married Elizabeth Joan Valletort around 1309 and died sometime after 1316.
57,148,433. Elizabeth Joan VALLETORT of Tawton, Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1288 to Ralph (Edmond, Hugh) Valletort and Joan ____?. She married Richard Champernon around 1309.
114,296,864. Richard CHAMPERNON of Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1260, the son of Richard Champernon and Joan Okeston. He married Joan ____? around 1283.
114,296,865. Joan ____? of Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1264. She married Richard Champernon around 1283.
114,296,866. Ralph (Edmond, Hugh) VALLETORT >of Modbury, Devonshire, England< was born about 1262. He married Joan ____?.
114,296,867. Joan ____? >of Modbury, Devonshire, England< was born about 1266. She married Ralph (Edmond, Hugh) Valletort.
228,593,728. Richard CHAMPERNON of Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1236, the son of Henry De (Campo Arnulphi) Champernon and ____? English. He married Joan Okeston around 1259.
228,593,729. Joan OKESTON of Modbury, Devonshire, England, was born about 1238 to Alexander Okeston and Joan or Jane De Valletort. She married Richard Champernon around 1259.
457,187,456. Sir Henry De (Campo Arnulphi) CHAMPERNON of Clist, Devonshire, England, was born about 1208, the son of Oliver Champernon and ____? ____?. He married Dionisia English around 1233. He died after 1272.
457,187,457. Dionisia ENGLISH, the daughter of Sir Robert English and ____? ____?, married Henry De (Campo Arnulphi) Champernon, around 1233.
457,187,458. Alexander OKESTON <of Modbury, Devonshire, England> was born about 1211. He married Joan or Jane De Valletort.
457,187,459. Joan or Jane De VALLETORT <of Winchester, Hampshire, England> was born about 1213 to Reginald De Valletort. She married Alexander Okeston.
914,374,912. Oliver CHAMPERNON of Clist Champernon, Devonshire, England, was born about 1171 to Henry De Champernon and Rohais Campo Ernalda,. He married Eva Andea around 1207. He died after 1210.
914,374,913. Eva ANDEA of Cardiganshire, Wales, was born about 1175 to Isolda ____?. She married Oliver Champernon around 1207.
914,374,918. Reginald De VALLETORT was born about 1187 <in Winchester, Hampshire, England>.
1,828,749,824. Henry De CHAMPERNON of Clist Champernon, Devonshire, England, was born about 1145 to Jordan De Champernon (Campo Arnulfi) and Mabira de Caen. He married Rohais Campo Ernalda around 1169 (at Broad Clyst, Devonshire?). He died after 1191.
1,828,749,825. Rohais CAMPO ERNALDA of Winkley Clist Champernowne, Devonshire, England,, was born about 1149. She married Henry De Champernon around 1169 (at Broad Clyst, Devonshire?).
3,657,499,648. Jordan de CAMBERNON (CHAMPERNON) or de CAMPO ARNULFI was born sometime between 1062 and 1189. He married Mabel de Soligny in 1118, and married Mabira de Caen sometime after that. He died between 1172 and 1190.
3,657,499,649. Mabira de CAEN, daughter of Robert, Earl of Gloucester, and Mabel of Gloucester, was born in England around 1110. She married Jordan De Champernon or Cambernon after 1118. They were the parents of Henry de Chambernon. She died after 1190.
7,314,999,298. Robert, Earl of GLOUCESTER, also known as Robert the Consul, was an acknowledged illegitimate son of King Henry I of England. He was born around 1090, and his mother is thought to have been a member of the Gay family of Oxfordshire. He married Mabel of Gloucester in 1107. From the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica:
Gloucester ... was a natural son of Henry I of England. He was born, before his father's accession, at Caen in Normandy; but the exact date of his birth, and his mothers name, are unknown. He received from his father the hand of a wealthy heiress, Mabel of Gloucester, daughter of Robert Fitz Hamon, and with her the lordships of Gloucester and Glamorgan. About 1121 the earldom of Gloucester was created for his benefit. His rank and territorial influence made him the natural leader of the western baronage. Hence, at his fathers death, he was sedulously courted by the rival parties of his half-sister the empress Matilda and of Stephen. After some hesitation he declared for the latter, but tendered his homage upon strict conditions, the breach of which should be held to invalidate the contract. Robert afterwards alleged that he had merely feigned submission to Stephen with the object of secretly furthering his half-sisters cause among the English barons.
According to the Gesta Stephani (Deeds of Stephen),
7,314,999,299. Mabel of GLOUCESTER, the daughter of Robert Fitzhamon and Sibyl de Montgomerie, was born in 1090 and married Robert, Earl of Gloucester, in 1107. Their children were:
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