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Eleventh Generation

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1840. Robert WILLIAMS was born 1598 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England and was christened 11 Dec 1608 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He died 1 Sep 1693 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Robert married Elizabeth STALHAM about 1620 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. [Parents]

HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Wheeler, page 662.
    Sailed for America in the ship "Rose" from Great Yarmouth, EN landing in New England in the year 1635. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, Mass., 1644. He died at Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 1, 1693.

HISTORY OF MONTVILLE, CONNECTICUT, Formerly the North Parish of New London"; C. Merton Babcock.
  Robert Williams of Roxbury came from Norwich, England, about 1638 with his wife Elizabeth Stratton. He is the ancestor of families bearing the name who have been residents of New London County, and the divines, civilians, and warriors of this name who have honored the country of their birth." He married (2) Martha Strong, who died 22 Dec. 1704. Robert Williams died 1 Sept. 1693, aged about 100 years.

1841. Elizabeth STALHAM was born 1597 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She died 29 Jul 1674 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. [Parents]

HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Wheeler, page 662.
    Sailed with her husband and 4 children for America in the ship "Rose" from Great Yarmouth, landing in New England in the year 1635. She died at 80 years of age.

HISTORY OF MONTVILLE, CONNECTICUT, Formerly the North Parish of New London"; C. Merton Babcock.
  Elizabeth Stratton, died 28 July 1674.

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1842. William PARK was christened 21 Apr 1607 in Semer, Suffolk, England. He died 11 May 1685 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts and was buried in Roxbury Graveyard, Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. William married Martha HOLGRAVE on 1636 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

William was christened 21 Apr 1607 in Semer, Suffolk, England. [Parents]

PARKE FAMILY GENEALOGY, by SF Parks, page 29.
    He came to America in 1630 and settled in Roxbury, where he became one of the prominent men of the Colony. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artilery Co., 1638; represented Roxbury MA in the General Court from 1635 to 1667, the longest known term of service under the old charter. He was one of the endowers of the Roxbury free school, the first in the United States and the oldest in continued existence in America. He was undoubtedly a man of influence and a power in the Colony.
    He died 1685 and is buried in the Roxbury graveyard, the stone still being in good condition. he left no descendants of the Parke name.

HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Wheeler.
    Married Martha Holgrave.

PARKE SOCIETY, 1992, Vol 19, #1;
    He came to America in 1630, probably on the Arabella with his parents. But not listed among passengers as reported in "The Winthrop Fleet of 1630".

THE BREAT MIGRATION BEGINS, Vol. 3, pages 1386-91.
    William Parke, baptized 21 April 1607 at Semer, Suffolk. Married Martha Holgrove by 1637. They had 12 children. [Good article on William, v3, pages 1386-1391. But it says Robert Parke, his father, came to New England several years after William.]

HISTORY OF MONTVILLE, CONNECTICUT, Formerly the North Parish of New London"; C. Merton Babcock.

1843. Martha HOLGRAVE was born 1615 in Semer, Suffolk, England. She died 25 Aug 1708 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. [Parents]

SECOND BOAT, Vol. 4, #4., page 8.
    Birth Place: Semer, Eng.

ELDRED AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES, Researched by: Catherine Matson & Clarice McNiven, Compiled by: Carol & Susan Matson, pp. 79.
    Martha m. Isaac Williams.

THE GREAT MIGRATION BEGINS, Vol. 3, page 1389.
    Martha Holgrove, daughter of John Holgrove. Died at Roxbury on 25 Aug. 1708 "in her 94th year."

AMERICAN ANCESTORS AND COUSINS OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES
    Called Holgrave.

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1848. Samuel ELDRED was born 27 Nov 1620 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He died 1697 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Samuel married Elizabeth MILLER on 24 Nov 1640 in St. Mary Kays, England. [Parents]

HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE, MA by Lucius R. Paige. page ?
    Came to New England on the "James".

160 ALLIED FAMILIES, apge 90, 91, 92.
    Cambridge, Mass, Stonington, Conn, Kings Town, RI.
    1646. At this time he was living at Cambridge, but some years later moved to Stonington, Ct.
    1659, 10, 18. Ordered that Sergent Eldred should pay Edward Lane (of Boston) for two years' rent of farm and stock at Rumney Marsh (Chelsea).
    1668, 5, 4. Kings Town. He and eighteen others of Wickford, signed a letter to General Court at Hartford, desiring the protection of their government, as promised four years befor; for if not "that so we may look for government and protection elsewhere, being not able ot live either in our civil and ecclesastical matters without government, which both the honor of God and the good of the country calls upon us to seek after."
    (The records give the name, Eldred, Eldridge and Eldredge, in different places, sometimes giving two spellings on same page. Eldred is, however, most frequent, and nearer the original Saxon.)

ELDRED AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES, Researched by: Catherine Matson & Clarice McNiven, Compiled by: Carol & Susan Matson, pp. 5.
    He was imprisoned by Rhode Island authorities for assuming to call a jury in behalf of CT in a murder casse. In 1657 he deeded to his son John a house and 100 acres.

1849. Elizabeth MILLER was born in England. She died in Rhode Island. [Parents]

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1850. Samuel PHILLIPS married Mary.

ELDRED AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES, Researched by: Catherine Matson & Clarice McNiven, Compiled by: Carol & Susan Matson, pp. 6.

1851. Mary.

ELDRED AND ASSOCIATED FAMILIES, Researched by: Catherine Matson & Clarice McNiven, Compiled by: Carol & Susan Matson, pp. 6.

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1852. John PACKER was born about 1630. He died 1689 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. John married Rebecca WELLS on 24 Jun 1678 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    John Packer was marryed unto Mary ye widow of Tho. Latham - 24th of June 1678. (This should be Rebecca).

1853. Rebecca WELLS died 1710/1718 in Kingston, Kings Co., Rhode Island. [Parents]

The Groton Avery Clan, page 140.
    Rebecca Wells was the widow of Thomas Latham.

  Source: National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars.

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1854. John AVERY is printed as #916.

1855. Abigail CHESEBROUGH is printed as #917.

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1872. John GRIFFIN was born 1635. He died 27 Mar 1688 in Bradford, Massachusetts. John married Lydia S. SHATSWELL on 17 Sep 1663 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts. [Parents]

Info from Robert D. Griffin, 182 Herrick Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666
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1873. Lydia S. SHATSWELL was born 1646. She died 18 Nov 1729 in Bradford, Massachusetts. [Parents]

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1874. Gabriel HARRIS died 1684 in New London Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth ABBOTT on 3 Mar 1653/1654 in Gilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. [Parents]

1875. Elizabeth ABBOTT died 17 Aug 1702 in New London Co., Connecticut.

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1876. Thomas AVERY was born 6 May 1651 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 5 Jan 1737 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut. Thomas married Hannah MINER on 22 Oct 1677 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. [Parents]

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 78 & 103 & 104.
    He was in King Philip's War and was a successful Indian interpreter. During the latter part of his life he removed to Montville, Conn.
    Thomas-3 Avery may have for a short time at Stonington, but most of his life was spent at New London, forst on the east side of the river in what is now Groton, and later in the North Parish, now called Montville. May 12, 1681, he was made a freeman of New London; May, 1693, he was commissioned captain of the train band on the east side of the river, New London; in 1694, he was deputy ot the general court.
    It is evident that James Avery and Thomas Minor had a clear understanding concerning the marriage portions to be given to their children. One the twenty-sixth of December, 1677, Captain James Avery and his wife, Joanna, executed a deed which was owned and subscribed before Thomas Minor as commissioner. The deed ran as follows:
    This prsnt writing witnesseth to all it doe or may concerne that I James Avery of the couonty of New London, in ye Collony6 of Connecticott for divers good reasons & considerations known to myself and with my wife Joane Avery's consent fully give to my sonn Thomas Avery and his wife Hannah Avery my whole right of my parcell of land that I borght of Amos Richardson of Stonington be it more or less wh formerly was laide out and bounded to Mr. Obadiah Bruen of New London and also thirtie acres of upland upon Poquanys Plaine as it was formerly bounded to me from the swamp to the river, moreover one halfe of one hundred acres of upland and meadow as it was carried out and bounded and recorded to me at Pachauge next to Mr. Thomas Stanton, sen., his land. Also a piece of land joyning to Mr. Nehemiah Smith his playne lying betwixt Nehemiah Smiths land & ye comon I say all and every of these tracts and parcels of land I I doe give grant pass over alyeanate & confirm all my whole right and title to my sonn Thomas Avery & his wife Hannah Avery with all the privilledges & appurtenances to them belonging to them their heirs, executors and assigns forever to have & to hold possess & enjoy to use & improve for their best advantage provided that if either he or she shall have occasion to sell any one or more of these particular tracts or parcells of land they shall first make tender of it to the said Thomas Avery's Brothers and if they accept of the profer to give a rational price for it to sell it to no other person I doe hereby bind my other sonnes to make him or her the like tender upon the same terms and to the ture performance of and to every particular hereof we set our hands & seals this 26th of December, 1677.
   Signed seaaled and delivered
     in the presence of                     James Avery
        William Mead                        Joane Avery
       Jonathan Avery
(New London Deads.)
    Thomas Minor and Grace his wife had already deeded, Dec. 17, 1677, 150 acres of land to their daughter Hannah and her husband, Thomas Avery:
    To daughter Hannah Avery, during her natural life and to her husband Thomas Avery during his natural life although my said daughter should die before him and in case my daughter shall have any child or children at the time of her departure then living it shall be theirs forever to have and to hold possess and enjoy to use and improve with all the meadows joining to it, I say all the one hundred and fifty acres of upland and meadow as it was laid out to me with all the privileges & appurtenance belonging thereunto. And in case my daughter should die without any child then she shall have by deed full power to dispose of it to any one or two of my son Clement Minor, his sonnes as she shall see meet. Provided it shall not prevent her husband of it during his natural life if she die before her husband. I say my one hundred and fifty acres of upland and meadow lying at Anagomenacunuck as it was laid out to me and bounded and recorded at Hartford and in Stonington books of records. And hereinto we set our hands and seals this seventeenth day of December one thousand six hundred and seventy and seven.
Witness
    James Noyes                         Thomas Minor
    Samuel Avery                        Grace Minor Acknowledged before James Avery Commissioner.
(New London Deeds, 5:34)
    Thomas Avery probably built upon one of these plots of land, as the following would indicate:
    March, 1667-8. "the 23. Thomas Averys house was raysed."
    June, 1668. Tuesday 25, Hannah went to her owne house."
                                    (Minor's Diary.)
    Thomas-3 Avery received his share of his grandfather's estate by deed from his father, James Avery, April 1, 1685, and three weeks later sold it to his brother, Samuel. He also owned other land in New London. He was in the King Philip war of 1675, and, for his services, hat lot No. 10 of arable land and lot No. 154 of cedar swamp allotted to him in Vol.untown. He was in the illfated Fitz-John Winthrop expedition of 1690 which was to advance from Albany by way of Lake Champlain to Montreal. In his diary, Winthrop gives an account of the difficulties that they encountered. Under the date of Aug. 4, 1690, is found the following:
    "I consulted with the officers & twas concluded to march forwards, & then devided our provition, wch was about 35 cakes of bread for each souldr, besides pork, which was scarce eatable. At this post (Saratoga) i left Liut Tho. Avery with some souldrs tp gaurd our provition to us wch was coming up the river". (The Winthrop Papers, Massachusetts Hist. Col., Fifth Series, 8:314).
    For an account of this expedition, see Avery's "History of the United States and Its People," vol. 3, pages 263, 264.
    The latter part of his life he lived near the Mohegan Indian reservation. On the 22d of June, 1720, Capt. Thomas Avery and his brother Capt. James Avery were appointed interpreters for the Mohegans in a suit then pending before the governor and council. In 1721, Caezer, the sachem of the Mohegans, conveyed to Thomas Avery 160 acres of land in consideration of the kindness shown them by Captain Avery and his family. Upon this land Thomas Avery lived; the house he built there is still standing. About ten years before his death, in consideration of love and good will and on account of the infirmities of age, he conveyed this land to his son, Abraham.
    The last entry of accessions to the church of New London during Mr. Bradstreet's ministry reads: "Sept. 10, 1682, Thomas Avery and wife were added to the Church." They were among the organizers of the church of the North Parish, afterward called Montville. Their names appear first on the list of original covenanters. Before the North Parish could enjoy religious services, a long-standing quarrel had to be settled. October, 1721, the parish petitioned the general court for liberty to form a separate church. The first name on the petition was that of Thomas-3 Avery, the third was that of Abraham-4 Avery. (Connecticut Ecclesiastical Archives, 2:251.)
    Finally, Jan. 17, 1721, it was agreed that the meeting-house should stand on Raymond Hill, land being given for the purpose. In his church record, Mr. James Hillhouse, the first minister, says:
    "I was installed October the 3d day, 1722.
    Mr. Adams preached from Acts 16:9. There were seven that belonged to the Church at my installment - Capt. Avery, Capt. Denison, Mr. Nathl Otis, Mr. Allen, Mr. Vibber, Charles Cambell and one Deacon."
    Thomas-3 Avery died at Montville, Jan. 5, 1736. His widow died Jan. 28, 1742, at Norwich.
    It has been found very difficult to arrange the record of the children of Thomas Avery by his two wives. Thomas Minor died Oct. 23, 1690. The following items are taken from his diary:
    1655, Oct. "Satterday the 15 my wife was delivered of hana"
    "Tho: Averie and Hanah Minor was maried the 22 of october 1677."
    1679, April. "20 day Hanah son was borne."
    1680, Nov. "Monday the 15, hanahs second sonn was borne."
    The second of October 1682 Tho: Averys daughter was borne."
    1684, Aug. "Tuesday the 12, Thomas Avery his childe was buried."
    Hanah Avery her children.
         Tho Avery
         Samuell Avery
         Ephriam Avery
         Hanah Avery."
    This last item has no date but must have been written shortly before his death. The births of Thomas and Samuel are recorded on the New London town-books. The baptisms of Thomas, Samuel, Abraham, Joshua, and a "child" (Oct. 25, 1704) are recorded on the books of the First Church of New London; the baptisms of Hannah and Ephraim are found on the books of the First Church of Stonington; those of Charles, isaac and Peter appear on the books of the First Church of Norwich. Mr. Baker, in his history of Montville, says that Jonathan was b. Dec. 9, 1691, but he was not able to give any satisfactory authority for that statement and it is hardly possible that Jonathan could have been born in December, 1691, and Abraham baptized March 6, 1692.
    Dec. 2, 1736, Samuel Avery, Abraham Avery and Hannah (Avery) Minor seem to be the only surviving children of Thomas-3 and Hannah (Minor) Avery. At that time, in connection with Thomas Minor, the husband of Hannah (Avery) Minor, they sold the 150 acres of land that came to them from their honored grandfather and his wife, Grace. This land had been given by Thomas Minor and his wife, Grace, to his daughter, Hannah Monor Avery, and her husband Thomas-3 Avery for their life. When both were dead, the land was to revert to Hannah Minor Avery's surviving children. (See deed). The children, Ephraim and Thomas, were dead. Samuel, Abraham and Hannah, as heirs-at-law, sold the land. Jonathan Avery was, at this time, very much alive, but he did not join in the sale. It seem improbable that he was the son of Hannah (Minor) Avery.
(Preston Land Records, 5:7).
    Thomas-3 Avery had a daughter Mary by his second wife Hannah Raymond. Mary (Smith) Raymond, widow of Samuel Raymond, and daughter of Nehemiah Smith, made a will May 8, 1705. This was probated at New London. She mentioned cousin Hannah Avery, Elizabeth Avery, daughter of cousin Martha Ransford deceased, and cousin Mary Avery. She was the aunt of Hannah Raymond Avery. Thomas and Hannah (Raymond) Avery probably had a daughter Elizabeth, as an Elizabeth Avery was maarried to Sylvester Baldwin, at Montville, May 9, 1724, by the Rev. Mr. Hillhouse.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 15.

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  Sources: Groton Avery Clan; Averys of Groton; Montville; Savage; National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars; AF.
  AG: Thomas Avery, born in the part of New London that is now Groton, Conn.
  AG: Married Hannah ______ Oct. 22 1667.
  Montville: Thomas Avery, born 6 May 1651, married (1) Hannah Miner and (2) Hannah Raymond, born 8 Aug. 1668, daughter of Joshua Raymond and Elizabeth Smith.
  Savage: Thomas Avery, born 6 May 1651.

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1877. Hannah MINER was born 15 Sep 1655 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 1692 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut. [Parents]

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
Hannah Myner, daughter of Thomas and Grace Miner - born ye 15th of Sept. 1655.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Thomas Avery sonn of Capt. James Avery was marryed unto Hannah daughter of Thomas Miner of Stonington the 22nd of October 1677.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Wheeler, page 467.
THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 103.
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  Sources: The Groton Avery Clan; Montville; National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars; The Great Migration Begins.
  Clan: Hannah Minor, born 15 Sept. 1655 at Stonington, to Lt. Thomas and Grace (Palmer) Minor. Died about 1692.
  Montville: Hannah Miner, had six children: Thomas, Samuel, Ephraim, Hannah, Jonathan and Abraham.
  Migration: Hannah Minor, born Stonington 15 Sept. 1655 and married 22 Oct. 1672 to Thomas Avery. She was the youngest of 10 children. Named in her father's will.

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1878. Benjamin SHAPLEY was born Sep 1645 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died 3 Aug 1706 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. Benjamin married Mary PICKETT on 10 Apr 1672 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. [Parents]

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
Benjamin Shapley ye sonn of Nicholas Shapley of Charlestowns was married onto Mary ye daughter of John Picket of New London, ye 10 April 1672.

TTHE GROTON AVERY CLAN, page 133.

A NOTEBOOK ON THE DESCENDANTS OF ELDER WILLIAM BREWSTER, page 13.
    Son of Nicholas and Anne (__) Shapely and a Sea Captain.
    Benjamin Shapley's will dated New London 5 July 1706, named wife Mary; sons Benjamin and Daniel and grandsons Benjamin and Joseph of Benjamin deceased. He mentioned other children and bequeathed his homestead in such a way as to permit a challenge by his heirs. This occurred 9 Jan 1738/9 when Joshua Appleton in his right of Jane his wife, Joseph, Benjamin and Daniel Truman, Peter Hazin and Mary his wife, (__) Griffing and Elizabeth his wife, Samuel Lee and Jane his wife all of New London (children of Mary Truman deceased) some of the ccoheirs of Mr. Benjamin Shapely challenged Daniel Shapely of New London and Messers John and James Morgan and their wives Ruth and Ann all of Groton as to the identity of the three freeholders to cary out the division of the estate.

YE ANTIENT BURIALL PLACE OF NEW LONDON, CONN., page 30.
    113. Here lyeth the body of Benjamin Shapley, who deseased Agvst 3d, 1706, in ye 56 year of his age.

1879. Mary PICKETT was born 16 Jan 1652 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 13 Jan 1734/1735 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. [Parents]

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Mary Picket - ye daughter of John & Ruth Picket was born - January 16th 1660.

Ye Antient Buriall Place of New London, Conn., page 30.
    115. Here Lies the Body of Mrs. Mary Shapley, the widow of Mr. Benjamin Shapley, Who Died Jan. ye 13, 1734/5.

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1880. John CHIPMAN was born in England. He married Hope HOWLAND about 1847 in Massachusetts.

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1881. Hope HOWLAND was born about 1630. She died 8 Jan 1683 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. [Parents]

PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND FAMILIES OF THE PILGRIMS
    Married John Chipman about 1647.

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1888. James BLIVEN was born 1643 in England.

THE BLIVEN GENEALOGY, 1643-1991, by Lee A. Bliven, 1991. Westerly Library. page 8.
    Edward of Westerly's father, born 1643 in England and coming to Salem area in 1664, this could be James, that bought land from the Indians at Oyster Bay, L.I. in 1672.
    (The reason I picked James was the naming pattern of the children. If Henry was Edwards father, then at least one of his three sons would have been names Henry. The 1st son named after himself, 2th son is James (after his father), 3rd son, John after Isabel's father.

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1890. John MACCOON was born about 1631 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He died 14 Jun 1665 in Hopkinton, Kings Co., Rhode Island. John married Mary about 1668 in Hopkinton, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

RHODE ISLAND ROOTS, MARCH 1987, by Rosemary Canfield, page 7.
                                  P.O. Box 333, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
    John-1 Maccoone of Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, lived and died in Cambridge. I have found no proof that he was identical with the John Maccoone who was among the original purchasers of the area which became Westerly RI. There is circumstantial evidence which points in that direction, however. Researchers seem to agree with caaution that John-1 did indeed travel from Cambridge to Westerly and apparently live there long enough to be included in a list of inhabitants in 1669 and to have taken the oath of fidelity in 1671 and 1679.
    John-1 was married in Cambridge on 8 Nov. 1656 to Deborah Bush, probably a daughter of Randall (Reynold?) Bush. Her death is recorded for 20 Feb. 1664. On 14 Jan 1665 John Maccoone married again. The printed version of the Cambridge vital records lists his second wife as Sarah Wood. The same print version lists two children born in 1666 and 1668 to John and "Sarah". The just eleven months later another child was recorded as born to John and "Mary".
Some researchers have assumed that John-1 married three times, the death of Sarah, and John's marriage to Mary being unrecorded.
    Savage comments that the records confuse the name of Maccoone's wife.
This seems to be the case rather than John-1 having married three times. Even the wording of John's will suggests that he had only two wives, Deborah Bush and Mary (---). John married the second time on 14 Jan. 1665. On 21 Apr. 1666, two months before the birth of John-2, John-1 and his wife Mary sold fifteen acres of land to Randall Bush. Mary Maccoone made her mark; she was probably illiterate. Even so, it is unlikely that a document as important as a land record would contain an error in a name, particularly when the name is repeated twice and the document sworn to and witnessed. It is more likely that the marriage was recorded in a less careful fashion and the recorder confused Mary with "Sarah Wood". In addition, the Cambridge records show that a Sarah Wood, otherwise unidentified, married John Warner on 12 June 1677.
    Perhaps Mary Maccoone was a member of the Wood family, either a sister to Richard, whose wife was Sarah, or perhaps a daughter whose birth was not recorded. In any case, the second wife of John-1 Maccoone was not Sarah Wood, widow of Richard Wood, as has been stated from time to time. The records show that John Maccoone married in 1665. Richard Wood lived until 17 June 1669. Seven years later, on 13 Apr. 1676, Sarah Woods, "widow of Richard Woods late of Cambridge", and their son Thomas Woods, sold a house and thirty-four acres of land to John Maccoone.
    One Cambridge land record labels John-1 Maccoone as "Scotchman". This fits in nicely with Austin's statement that John-1 Maccoone of Westerly, RI, may have come from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Surname, recorded as "McKone", is found as early as 1497 in Inverness, Scotland. John-1 may have been one of the Royalist solders taken prisoner by Cromwell's forces at the Battle of Dunbar and sent to exile in New England. Reportedly, Cambridge was one of the areas where Scotch prisoners were sold into servitude and later gained their freedom. In some cases the Scots married the daughters of their masters, possibly the case with John-1 and Deborah Bush.
    John-1 died 8 Oct. 1705 in Cambridge. His will, written in 1697, referred to "all my children both by my former and later wife", but unfortunately named only the eldest son John (presumably identical with John-2 Maccoone of Westerly, RI) and daughter Deborah. No record has been found of the death of Mary Maccoone whose share of the estate was increased in a codicile to John's will in "consideration of the great care and pains my loving wife Mary Maccoone hath taken for me in my extreem old age and the many Infirmitys I have Laboured under".
SOURCES:
VITAL RECORDS OF CAMBRIDGE, MA. Vol. 1 & 2.
MIDDLESEX CO. MA DEEDS; Vol. 3:180, 4:303, 6:210.
MIDDLESEX CO. MA PROBATE Vol. 12:107-111.
VITAL RECORDS OF RI, Vol. 5 NK:32, We:11, by Arnold.
RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN SALEM MA, page 176.
OYSTERBAY TOWN RECORDS, Vols. I-III.
RECORDS OF THE COLONY OF RI, Vol. II:338, III:68.
COLLECTIONS OF RI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, III:250-253.
GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRSTSETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, by James Savage. GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF RHODE ISLAND, by John Austin.
THE SURNAMES OF SCOTLAND, page 475, by George F. Black.
THE McCOUN FAMILY OF OYSTERBAY, L.I., by Henry B. Hoff in the NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 108:159-162.
NEW WORLD IMMIGRANTS, by Michael Tepper, ed., Vol. 1:135-160.

1891. Mary was born about 1647 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

ANCESTRAL FILE, extracted 4/5/94.

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1892. James BARKER was born 1617 in Essex, England. He died 1702 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island. James married Barbara DUNGAN on 1644 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island. [Parents]

BARKER GENEALOGY, by Elizabeth Frye Barker, Frye Publishing Co., 15 West 107th Street, New York, 1927, page 13.
    James Barker is said to have been born in Essex Co. EN in 1617, his sister Christiana married as second husband Capt. Thos. Beecher and sailed with him to America in 1630, settling in Charlestown, MA.
    James mother having died about 1620, it was but natural for the father (also James by name) to plan to join his eldest daughter in America. On 3-24-1634, Father and son sailed from Southampton, EN on the ship Mary & John, Robt. Sayres, Master. The father died on the voyage and James Jr. was taken in charge by a passenger, Nicholas Easton, who later married James sister Christiana.
    James was Corporal in 1644 for Newport, RI, Ensign in 1648, was Member of General Court of Elections, Newport in 1648, in 1655, Ye Rule of Freeman of Ye Colonies of every Towne, James name is on the Newport, RI list, in 1655-61-63, he was a Member of Court of Commissioners, in 1661 he and 40 others petitioned for a tract of land (now Westerly, RI) dividing it into 18 shares, James receiving 1/2 share, was also one of the trustees, was for many years a teaching brother amongst the Baptists.
    On 4-4-1676, it was voted 'that in the troublesone times and straits in this colony, (King Philip's war) the assembly desiring the advise and concurrence of the most judicioous inhabitants of it may be had for the whole, we desire at their next sittynge, the company and counsel of Mr. Benedict Arnold, John Clarke, James Barker and 13 others and the General Sergeants, to inform the several persons, the assembly's desire thereon."
    James was Deputy Governor in 1678 after the death of Gov. Coddington. In 1644 he married Barbara, dau. Wm and Frances (Latham) Dungan. b. 1628; d.   ; sh was grandaughter of Lewis Latham, Falconer to King Charles I. James d. 1702.

1893. Barbara DUNGAN was born 1628. [Parents]

BARKER GENEALOGY, by Elizabeth Frye Barker, Frye Publishing Co., 15 West 107th Street, New York, 1927, page 12.

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1894. Major John BLISS was born 1645 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died 1715 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island. John married Damaris ARNOLD. [Parents]

BARKER GENEALOGY, by Elizabeth Frye Barker, Frye Publishing Co., 15 West 107th Street, New York, 1927, page 13.
    Freelove,dau. John and Damans (Arnold) Bliss.

GENEALOGY OF THE BLISS FAMILY IN AMERICA, combiled by John Homer Bliss, Norwich Conn., Boston, Mass, Printed by the Author, 1881., page 32, 38.
    Maj. John, of Newport, RI, (son of George Bliss, of Belstone, England and of Newport.) born about 1645, is frequently referred to in the records of the colony of RI, and appears to have been an active citizen and a man of much influence in the colony. March 28th, 1667, "Ensign" John Bliss, with three others, was appointed a committee "to go from house to house and take a precise and exact account of all the arms, ammunition, and weapons of war each person is furnished with, or hath in his house to spare to others, and in what condition with regard to service the same is in, and it to return to the Governor." He was admitted a freeman in Newport, Oct. 28, 1668, was a Deputy in the General Assembly in 1679 and 1683, was chosen by the freemen as a member of the Town Council June 4, 1689, and again June 11, 1690. In 1693, "Capt." John Bliss (and three others) was authorized to view what ammunition is (needed for the) guns, and to provide such that is wanting for them and other uses, out of ye monies due upon ye account of ye whole money being delivered or ordered them by ye Town Treasurer, as they may have ocation, by order of ye Governor or any two magistrates."
    Jan. 1 1695, he was again chosen Deputy to the General Assembly, and appointed "Major" of the island. Jan. 29, 1695, and acre of land was granted to Maj. John Bliss, on which to erect a mill. Nov. 29, 1715, a deed of 102 acres of land was given "to my son Josiah," signed by John and Damiris Bliss.
    He was married Jan 24, 1666, to Damaris, daughter of Gov. Benedict Arnold, of the Rhode Island Colony - who gave a "parcel of land in the precincts of Newport to her in his will, dated in 1677. The name of Damaris Bliss is found in the Seventh Day Baptist Church records for the year 1692.

THE WIGHTMAN HERITAGE, by Wade C. Wightman, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. 1990. page 696.
    John Bliss was born in 1645+- in Newport, RI. He married on 24 Jan 1666 Damaris Arnold, the daughter of Gov. Benedict & Damaris (Westcott) Arnold. She was born 23 Feb 1648 and died 1720.

1895. Damaris ARNOLD was born 23 Feb 1648. She died 1720 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island. [Parents]

BARKER GENEALOGY, by Elizabeth Frye Barker, Frye Publishing Co., 15 West 107th Street, New York, 1927, page 13.
    Freelove,dau. John and Damans (Arnold) Bliss.

GENEALOGY OF THE BLISS FAMILY IN AMERICA, combiled by John Homer Bliss, Norwich Conn., Boston, Mass, Printed by the Author, 1881., page 32, 38.
    Nov. 29, 1715, a deed of 102 acres of land was given "to my son Josiah," signed by John and Damiris Bliss.
    He was married Jan 24, 1666, to Damaris, daughter of Gov. Benedict Arnold, of the Rhode Island Colony - who gave a "parcel of land in the precincts of Newport to her in his will, dated in 1677. The name of Damaris Bliss is found in the Seventh Day Baptist Church records for the year 1692.

THE WIGHTMAN HERITAGE, by Wade C. Wightman, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. 1990. page 696.
    Damaris Arnold, the daughter of Gov. Benedict & Damaris (Westcott) Arnold. She was born 23 Feb 1648 and died 1720.

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1984. John TAYLOR was born Jun 1658 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died 9 Jun 1747 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. John married Abigail before 1682 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. [Parents]

LITTLE COMPTON FAMILIES, page 658.
    He married first Abigail, born 1660, died in LC 16 Sept 1720
    He married second Sarah, died in LC 1764.
    Residence in LC. They lived on what was called the Alexander S. Carton place in 1690.
    His will, recorded LC Probate, book 1, page 12, made 24 April 1745 and proved 7 July 1747: "...To wife Sarah all goods she brought with her, one mare called her mare, one cow and use of my now dwelling house with leanto. To son John Taylor, Jr., executor with brother Robert Taylor, 35 acres of land, part of my homestead farm already mentioned in a deed of gift to son John, and part of my farm that I bought of Edward Richmond and the west end thereof from the great highway east to a heap of stones or south side of said farm with building thereon. (This is on the north of Meeting House Lane.)
    To son Robert 30 acres, part of homestead, the east end, deed of gift all remaining land lying to the eastward of the great brook that runs across my homestead farm, excepting what land I gave to Philip Taylor which he has by deed of gift and all remainder of part of land I bought of Edward Richmond.
    To two grandsons, Joseph and Philip Taylor, sons of Philip Taylor deceased, I confirm the deed of 35 acres, part of homestead land called the Little Pasture, part of homestead with all the buildings and all.
    To daughter Margaret Woodman 50 pounds. To daughter Lydia Cook 50 pounds. To grandson Job Taylor 20 pounds. To grandson Samuel Irish 50 pounds. To granddaughter Comfort Taylor remaining household goods. To grandson Jesse Irish...To three granddaughters Comfort Taylor, Hannah Vinero and Ann Irish 10 shillings. To three granddaughters Susannah Palmer, Abigail Taylor and Deborah Taylor each 10 shillings. To three great grandsons, Joseph, George and Jonathan Wilbor, 10 shillings each. To three great granddaughters, children of daughter Priscilla Wilbor, deceased, Job, Abner and Ann Wilbor..."

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1985. Abigail was born 1660. She died 16 Sep 1720 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.

This is one of my BRICK WALLS! Does anyone know who the parents are?
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1986. Samuel WILBORE was born 1664 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died 1740 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Samuel married Mary POTTER on 1689. [Parents]

LITTLE COMPTON FAMILIES, page 709.
    They are buried in the cementery laid out by him in his will. They lived on the place owned by Oliver H. Wilbor in 1890. The original house was built about 1690, that is the east half with ell. The west half was built later, probably about the time of the Revolution.
    His will, recorded in Taunton, made in 14 Jan. 1729/30 and proved 17 June 1740. "...I give to son Samuel his now dwelling house and all my lands that lie to the eastward of the Cole Brook line and 100 pounds. To son William Wilbore my now dwelling house and the rest of my land where it now standeth, that is to say the west half of all my homestead farm (later the Oliver H. Wilbor place). To son Isaac Wilbor one half of my homestead farm, the east end thereof (this is the land off the Swamp Road opposite the
Wilbor in 1870).
    To daughters Martha Pearce, JOHANNA TAYLOR, Mary Brownell, Thankful Irish, and Elizabeth Peckham, 40 pounds each. And my will is that whereas I have a burying place on the south side of the land that I have given my son William, my will is there be a piece of land four rods square allowed for a bruying place and also a driftway to use and no other forever, never to be sold and put away, so that my family may have liberty to bury in it. (This is the old cementery on the Oliver Wilbor Place.)..."

THE WILDBORES IN AMERICA, Vol. 1, by John Reid Wilbor and Benjamin Franlin Wilbour, 1933, page 47.

1987. Mary POTTER was born after 1675. [Parents]

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