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© Paul R. Swan    2 Jul 2013 16:08 Return to Home Page Hide All Notes Swan~Hartzell Family History


PROCTOR GENEALOGY


PROCTOR, JOHN 1
m  MARTHA HARPER
b 1595      d 1672
b 1607      d 1659
PROCTOR, MARY 2
m  GEORGE HADLEY
b 1634      d 1666
b 1615      d 1686
IMMIGRATED: 1635 FROM London, London, England
John sailed with his wife and two young children on the ship Susan and Ellen which sailed in May, 1635. An Alice Street, age 28, was listed with the family onboard, and a John North was a shipmate [Banks, 1930]. They settled first at Ipswich, and after a few years moved to Salem where he remained the rest of his life.
His will, dated 28 Aug proved 28 Nov 1672, mentions all of his children, and his two eldest grandchildren, John and Martha Hadley, received respectively the sum of ten pounds and fifty shillings. His estate inventoried £1228, a very sizable estate for those times.
Until I find the order of his children's birth, I've entered them here in the order mentioned in the will, sons first and then daughters (except Mary b England was not mentioned). Torrey gives 1595 for his birth; 1588 is from Cutter, which would mean that he was 19 years older than his wife.
Carol Hawkins writes (see message in the notes for John, Jr.): "I think John married another woman named Martha after Martha Harper died, but I haven't found out her maiden name ... I think the John Proctor born in England around 1595 had a father named John Proctor"
On 22 Sep 2000, Carol notified me, , of her updated web tree, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&db=gedoth&f0=339298&f1 =186, from which I copied the following (there are probably dates/spouses that I didn't copy for the children of John, Jr.):
John Proctor, b 1595 London, England, d 11 Oct 1672 Ipswich MA m Martha Harper, 1607 London, England, d 13 Jun 1659 Ipswich, MA
John Proctor, b 9 Oct 1631 Assington, Suffolk, England, d 19 Aug 1692 Salem, MA m Martha Giddons? - John Proctor - Martha Proctor - Mary Proctor - Benjamin Proctor m Elizabeth Thorndike - Thorndike Proctor - Elizabeth Proctor - Martha Proctor - Martha Proctor - Mary Proctor - Mary Proctor - John Proctor m Elizabeth Bassett - William Proctor - Sarah Proctor - Samuel Proctor - Elisha Proctor - Abigail Proctor - John Proctor
Mary Proctor b 17 Oct 1633, Grotton, Suffolk, Engalnd, d June 1668 m George Hadley
Martha Proctor, b ~1637 m James White
Abigail Proctor, b ~1639
Sarah Proctor, b ~1639 m John Dodge
Joseph Proctor, b ~1643

John Proctor  &  Martha Harper
John 1 , Mary 2 Top  

John Proctor was born about 1595 in London, London, England and died about Oct 1672 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. 
John was married to Martha about 1630. 
Martha Harper was born about 1607 in London, London, England and died 13 Jun 1659 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. 

IMMIGRATED: 1635 FROM London, London, England
John sailed with his wife and two young children on the ship Susan and Ellen which sailed in May, 1635. An Alice Street, age 28, was listed with the family onboard, and a John North was a shipmate [Banks, 1930]. They settled first at Ipswich, and after a few years moved to Salem where he remained the rest of his life.
His will, dated 28 Aug proved 28 Nov 1672, mentions all of his children, and his two eldest grandchildren, John and Martha Hadley, received respectively the sum of ten pounds and fifty shillings. His estate inventoried £1228, a very sizable estate for those times.
Until I find the order of his children's birth, I've entered them here in the order mentioned in the will, sons first and then daughters (except Mary b England was not mentioned). Torrey gives 1595 for his birth; 1588 is from Cutter, which would mean that he was 19 years older than his wife.
Carol Hawkins writes (see message in the notes for John, Jr.): "I think John married another woman named Martha after Martha Harper died, but I haven't found out her maiden name ... I think the John Proctor born in England around 1595 had a father named John Proctor"
On 22 Sep 2000, Carol notified me, , of her updated web tree, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&db=gedoth&f0=339298&f1 =186, from which I copied the following (there are probably dates/spouses that I didn't copy for the children of John, Jr.):
John Proctor, b 1595 London, England, d 11 Oct 1672 Ipswich MA m Martha Harper, 1607 London, England, d 13 Jun 1659 Ipswich, MA
John Proctor, b 9 Oct 1631 Assington, Suffolk, England, d 19 Aug 1692 Salem, MA m Martha Giddons? - John Proctor - Martha Proctor - Mary Proctor - Benjamin Proctor m Elizabeth Thorndike - Thorndike Proctor - Elizabeth Proctor - Martha Proctor - Martha Proctor - Mary Proctor - Mary Proctor - John Proctor m Elizabeth Bassett - William Proctor - Sarah Proctor - Samuel Proctor - Elisha Proctor - Abigail Proctor - John Proctor
Mary Proctor b 17 Oct 1633, Grotton, Suffolk, Engalnd, d June 1668 m George Hadley
Martha Proctor, b ~1637 m James White
Abigail Proctor, b ~1639
Sarah Proctor, b ~1639 m John Dodge
Joseph Proctor, b ~1643
IMMIGRATED: 1635 FROM London, London, England
Martha's surname was provided by Carol Hawkins (see her message in the notes for their son John, hanged as a witch).
The eight children of John and Martha (Harper) Proctor: John, Mary, Joseph, Benjamin, Martha, Abigail, Sarah and Hannah. 
1    Proctor, John was born about 1632 in England and died 19 Aug 1692 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.  He was married (1) to Elizabeth Thorndike Dec 1662.  Elizabeth died 3 Aug 1672.  She was the daughter of John and () Thorndike.  He was married (2) to Elizabeth Basset 1 Apr 1674 in Salem. 
IMMIGRATED: 1635 FROM London, London, England
John and his second wife Elizabeth Basset were in Salem 1692 accused with the heresy of witchcraft and the judgment of death was pronounced against them. John suffered the death penalty, but his wife was set free because of her pregnancy at the time. He left an estate consisting of land in Ipswich and Salem in the vaue of 208 pounds.
The above and his children from Cutter [1908].
Received by e-mail 28 April 2000 from Carol Hawkins :
I am related to John Proctor, son of John Proctor and Martha Harper. He married Elizabeth Thorndike in Dec 1662, and she died in Aug 1672. He then married Elizabeth Bassett on 1 Apr 1674. The reason I am writing is to correct the death date you have listed for him. He was hanged on Aug 19, 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials (Elizabeth Bassett was also accused, but was released because she was pregnant). There are several websites about the witch trials which have pictures of his tombstone and copies of his will (just search on Yahoo or another engine, or if you want I can look up the sites for you).
Elizabeth died two weeks after the birth of Thorndike, her sixth child.
The seven children of John and Elizabeth (Thorndike) Proctor: Elizabeth, Benjamin, Martha, Mary, John, Mary and Thorndike. 
i    Proctor, Elizabeth was born about 1663.  She was married to Thomas Very 1681. 
ii    Proctor, Benjamin was born about 1664 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts and died 1720.  He was married to ____ Whitridge 8 Dec 1694. 
iii    Proctor, Martha was born 4 Jun 1666. 
iv    Proctor, Mary was born 20 Oct 1667 and died 15 Feb 1668. 
v    Proctor, John was born 28 Oct 1668. 
vi    Proctor, Mary was born 30 Jan 1670. 
vii    Proctor, Thorndike was born 15 Jul 1672 and died 1697. 
The five children of John and Elizabeth (Basset) Proctor: William, Sarah, Samuel, Elisha and Abigail. 
i    Proctor, William was born 6 Feb 1675. 
ii    Proctor, Sarah was born 28 Jan 1677. 
iii    Proctor, Samuel was born 1 Jan 1686. 
iv    Proctor, Elisha was born 28 Apr 1687 and died 11 Nov 1688. 
v    Proctor, Abigail was born 27 Jan 1689 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. 
2    Proctor, Mary was born about 1634.    
3    Proctor, Joseph.  He was married (1) to Martha Wainwright about 1677.  Martha died 27 Nov 1683.  He was married (2) to Sarah Ingersoll? after 27 Nov 1683. 
4    Proctor, Benjamin.  He was married to ____ Whitridge 8 Dec 1694. 
The three children of Benjamin and his wife were Mary Prisilla, Sarah, and John, born in Salem 1704, who married Lydia Waters.
5    Proctor, Martha. 
6    Proctor, Abigail.  She was married to Thomas Varney. 
Mary, as wife of Thomas and daughter of John Proctor of Ipswich, testified in a trial at Goucester 1675 [Hadley, 1986].
7    Proctor, Sarah. 
8    Proctor, Hannah. 

Mary Proctor  &  George Hadley
John 1 , Mary 2 Hadley Top  

Mary Proctor was born about 1634 in London, London, England and died 1666 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. 
Mary was married to George 1655 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. 
George Hadley was born 1615 in Hadleigh, Suffolk, England and was buried 30 Sep 1686 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. 

George Hadley immigrated 1628 to Massachusetts at the age of 14. When he signed aboard ship, he listed Reydon Parish in Suffolk Shire as his home. This would place his origins in Hadleigh, about forty miles from London [Hadley, 1986]. This town† There is also a town by the name of Reydon on the Suffolk coast some 35 miles NE of Hadleigh, and it should be verified that there was in fact a Reydon parish at Hadleigh.† is about eight miles west of Ipswich (and a couple of miles from Kersey, home of Hatevil Nutter).
According to family tradition, George was the second son of a well–to–do father who died about 1627 leaving his entire estate to the older son. George's name is on an old record of Puritans leaving England [Hadley, 1986], but the name of the ship on which they sailed is not known.
George's name first appears in America on a list of first settlers of Ipswich. Seven years later, it appeared again in a lawsuit with one of Ipswich's leading figures, Jonathan Wade, a representative to the General Court. Hadley eventually became a tenant of Wade's, and may even have been a lessee of his land at the time of the court case.
The marriage records do not exist for George and Mary Proctor, but they had several children by 1654. That year, George leased land (again?) from Wade, but the following year he moved his family to Rowley (then Merrimac, since Bradford county), about six miles northeast of Ipswich. He bought most of the holdings, house and some 260 acres, from a William Wilde, on 17 Dec 1655 for the sum of £130.
Two years later, George mortgaged his house and barn and one hundred acres to a neighbor for £55, to be paid "one half in catell, the other half in wheat and barley, sweet, dry and marchantable". In 1659, George brought a lawsuit against his neighbor, John Hazeltine, one of the founders of the town, for fencing and seeding part of his farm "without giving satisfaction to ye due value". He recovered 59 shillings at the Ipswich court, but during this same time was acquiring small parcels of land from Hazeltine and another neighbor.
In 1660 and 1661, George and Mary lost their daughters Elizabeth and Abigail, whose deaths were recorded at Topsfield, southwest of the town of Rowley.
In 1661, George disposed of a considerable part of his land to various of his neighbors and to newcomers in town. In 1663, he was back in court again, suing John Hazeltine's brother Robert for felling and carrying off timber from Hadley's property. Again, he prevailed in Ipswich court. The next year, the only extant tax list for Rowley shows George being taxed eight shilling six pence.
About the time of his wife Mary's death, Hadley in 1666 exchanged farms with Thomas Kimball of Ipswich, with George giving a house and some two hundred acres in Rowley for a house, barn and one hundred acres of upland and meadow in Ipswich. His new home was in the westerly part of town, afterward known as Line Brook Parish, near the Topsfield line. As a footnote to this land exchange, the house George traded away was ten years later burned by the Indians, with Kimball being killed and his wife and five children carried off as captives, although later to be released.
After George's marriage in 1668 to Deborah Skillings, widow of Thomas, the two entered into a post–nuptial agreement that foreshadowed the pre–nuptial agreements of 300 years hence. The contract was definitely written in Deborah's favor, specifying exactly what she would receive instead of the standard widow's third if she outlived George, but giving her the right if she died first to dispose of the estate which she brought with her as she wished. Except, however, she agreed that George could in that case retain in his custody the bed "that he useth himself" until his own decease.
Early in 1683, George conveyed to John Warner of Ipswich, for £220, his home and barn and eighty acres of land, retaining its possession to himself as long as he "could manage and improve" it, subject to Deborah's contractual rights. From deed descriptions, the house appeared to have been "quite a pretentious one for the time".
EMIGRATED: 1628 FROM Hadleigh, Suffolk, England
Hoyt says that Thomas Dorman Jr., of Topsfield, called Geo. Hadley "uncle" in 1663, and that Mary, daughter of Geo. Hadley, appears on Ip. Ct. rec. 1663 and 1664. Thomas probably was a nephew of Mary (Proctor) Hadley, but the identity of Mary, daughter of Geo. Hadley, has not been established.
IMMIGRATED: 1635 FROM London, London, England
The five children of George and Mary (Proctor) Hadley: John, Samuel, Martha, Abigail and Elizabeth. 



HADLEY, SAMUEL 3
m  JANE MARTIN
b 1655      d 1727
b 1656      
HADLEY, SAMUEL 4
m  DOROTHY COLBY
b 1680      d 1747
b 1677      d 1756
HADLEY, MARTHA 5
m  PHILIP SARGENT
b 1704      
b 1703      
SARGENT, PHILIP 6
m  HANNAH HADLEY
b 1731      d 1809
b 1737      d 1811
SARGENT, JANE 7
m  JONATHAN EATON
b 1773      d 1864
b 1768      
EATON, JOHN CLEMENTS 8
m  LOUISA RICKER
b 1793      d 1851
b 1800      d 1860
EATON, LOUISA RICKER 9
m  ADAM LEONARD HARTZELL
b 1835      d 1923
b 1827      d 1913
HARTZELL, JOHN EATON 10
m  MARY JANE "MERRIE" ALFORD
b 1862      d 1904
b 1866      d 1942
HARTZELL, MILDRED LOUISE 11
m  PAUL REESE SWAN
b 1903      d 1989
b 1903      d 1953
SWAN, PAUL REESE 12
m  MILDRED LOUISE "MILLIE" HAMILTON
b 1929      
b 1930      d 1998
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