Person Page 4057
|Father||**Guy Westcott b. circa 1566|
|Mother||**Mary Stukely b. circa 1570|
|Birth||circa 1592||Stukely was born circa
1592 possibly in Somerset, England. It is also possible that he
was born in Marwood Parish, Devenshire, England.2
|Marriage||circa 1616||Stukely Westcott married Rosanne Hill
circa 1616 possibly in Somerset, England. Some sources without
documentation give this marriage before the marriage to Stukely to
Julianna Marchant and claim that some of the children are by Rosanne,
(without documentation) yet some do not give this marriage at all.
Since Stukely and Julianna were not married until Stukely was about 27
years old, there is time for a first marriage.2
|Marriage||5 Oct 1619||Stukely Westcott married Julianna Marchant, who was 28 years old, 5 October 1619 in St. John the Baptist Church, Yeovil, Somerset, England.
Their known children:
1. Damaris WESTCOTT b: ABT 1621 in England, Somerset (probably) She married Benedict Arnold, Governor of RI. Not THE Benedict Arnold.
2. Samuel WESTCOTT b: ABT 1622 in England, Somerset (probably)
3. Robert WESTCOTT b: ABT 1625 in England, Somerset (probably)
Another list gives these children some of whom were born in the colonies.
Robert Westcott b: 1618/1619 in , Yeovil, Somerset, England
Damaria Westcott b: 27 Jan 1621 in of, Yeovil, Somerset, England c: 27 Jan 1621 in , Yeovil, Somerset, England
Samuel Westcott b: 31 Mar 1622 c: 31 Mar 1622 in , Yeovil, Somerset, England
Robert Westcott b: ABT 1629
Mercy Westcott b: ABT 1633 in Prob. Yeovil, Somerset, England
Amos Westcott b: 1631 in Prob.Yeovil, Somerset, England
Jeremiah Wescott b: 1632/1633 in , Yeovil, Somerset, England
William Westcott b: 1632 in Prob.Yeovil, Somerset, England
Jeremiah Westcott b: ABT 1635
Stukely Westcott b: ABT 1636 in , Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Josiah Westcott b: 1638
Benjamin Westcott b: 1641.2
|Stukely, his wife and 6 of his children arrived in
Salem Massachusetts on 24 June 1635. He was made a "freeman" in 1636
and granted land in 1637.3
|1638||Stukely had become a Quaker and was ordered to
leave Salem in early 1638. By August of 1638 Roger Williams was
preparing to go to land that he had purchased from the Indians, that
eventually became Rhode Island. Stukely was one of those that left
Salem for this new colony.
On the list of stalwart men that went to the New Colony the first appears the name of Stukely Westcott, and second, the name of William Arnold, both ancestors of the Westcotts of Cheshire and Milford, NY. The eighth name on the list is that of William Carpenter, who with Westcott and Arnold, made the crossing together from England. Others were John Greene, Thomas James, Robert Cole, William Harris, John Throckmorton, Thomas Olney, Francis Weston, Richard Waterman and Ezekiel Holliman.
The first Baptist Church to be organized in America, the old First Baptist Church of Providence, was founded March, 1639, by Roger Williams, Ezekiel Holliman, William Arnold, William Carpenter, Robert Cole, John Greene, William Harris, Thomas James, Thomas Olney, Richard Waterman, STUKELY WESTCOTT and Francis Weston, all but John Throckmorton of "the thirteen proprietors," becoming members. This venerable church was for the first century and a half of its existence of the Six-Principle Baptist sect. The six principles, or doctrines, held by the church, may be found in Hebrews 6:1-2.
|Death||12 Jan 1676||Stukely died on 12 January 1676 at Portsmouth, New Port, Rhode Island.4|
|Family 1||**Julianna Marchant||b. 8 August 1591, d. circa 1670|
|Child||1.||**Mercy Westcott+ b. c 1632, d. 25 Mar 1700|
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Compiler: Pomala Black
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