Showing posts with label Draper. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ CHANDLER of Roxbury, Massachusetts


William Chandler of Roxbury came to the New World in 1637 with his wife and children.  In 1640 he was listed as owning twenty-two acres of land, with seven people in his family. He was not in Massachusetts long, and his story is very short.  The Roxbury records, says: "he lived a religious & godly life among us & fell into a Consumption to which he had, a long time, been inclined; he lay near a yeare sick, in all which time his faith, patience & Godliness & Contentation So Shined that Christ was much glorified in him — he was a man of \Yeake parts but Excellent faith and holiness; he was a Very thankful man, and much magnified God's goodness. He was poor, but God prepared the hearts of his people to him that he never wanted that which was (at least in his Esteem) Very plentiful and comfortable to him — he died in the year 1641, and left a Sweet memory and Savor behind him." 

Reverend John Eliot’s church records have “William Chandler, A Christian, Godly brother, died of Consumption month 11, day 26, 1641, and was buried 19 (11) 1641 in Roxbury

Of William’s Children, his son William married Mary Dane, daughter of John Dane on 24 August 1658. After William Chandler died on 19 January 1642, Annis, his widow, married John Dane on 2 July 1643.  In another interesting family tree tangle, Hannah Chandler (1629 – 1711), daughter of William Chandler married my 9th great grandfather, the Reverend Francis Dane (1615 – 1697) as his second wife about 1690.  I do not descend from their marriage, but from the Reverend Dane’s first marriage to Elizabeth Ingalls about 1639.  Reverend Francis Dane was Mary Dane’s brother.

I descend from William son, John Chandler, baptized at Bishop’s Stortford on 27 July 1634, just before the family immigrated to Massachusetts.  He married Elizabeth Douglas in 1658 and was the father of eight children. They removed to Woodstock, Connecticut, which was first known as New Roxbury, then Pomfret, and now Woodstock.

For more about the Chandler family you can read the compiled genealogy The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler who settled in Roxbury, Mass, by George Chandler, Worcester, Mass, 1883.  There is also a chapter about the Chandlers in the book Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut, by Edward Augustus Bowen (One of William’s descendants  married a descendant of Griffith Bowen), Cambridge, Mass.: Riverside Press, 1897, see pages 174 – 177.   Also see A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Volume 34, pages 368 – 369. The early vital records of Roxbury are very good for tracing this family.  There is information on William Chandler’s English ancestry at an article in The American Genealogist, Volume 73, pages 50 – 57.   For the Chandler’s in Connecticut you can see “Origin of Woodstock, Connecticut and Names of the First Planters”, by Rev. Abner Morse, New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, Volume 18, July 1864, pages 227 – 228.

My Chandler genealogy:

Generation 1: William Chandler, son of Henry Chandler and Anne Unknown, was born 12 October 1595 at Bishop’s Stortford, Herfordshire, England, died 26 November 1642 in Roxbury, Massachusetts; married on 6 November 1625 in Farnham, Essex, England to Annis Bayford as his second wife, daughter of Francis Bayford and Joan Unknown.  She was baptized on 12 June 1603 in Farnham,  and died on 15 March 1683 in Roxbury.  Six children.

Generation 2: John Chandler, born about 1634, died 15 April 1703 in Woodstock, Connecticut; married on 16 February 1658 in Roxbury to Elizabeth Douglas, daughter of William Douglas and Anna Mattle. Eight children.

Generation 3: Hannah Chandler, born 18 September 1669 in Roxbury, died 9 June 1692 in Roxbury; married on 7 July 1685 in Roxbury to Moses Draper as his first wife, son of James Draper and Marie Stansfield.  He was born on 15 September 1663 in Dedham, Massachusetts, and died 14 August 1693 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two children.

Generation 4: Hannah Draper m. Samuel Gore
Generation 5: Moses Gore m. Desire Burris
Generation 6: Desire Gore m. Thomas Ratchford
Generation 7: Elizabeth Ratchford m. David Lyons
Generation 8: Thomas Ratchford Lyons m. Ann Skinner
Generation 9: Isabella Lyons m. Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 10: Caleb Rand Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 11: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 12: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (My grandparents)

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ DRAPER of Roxbury, Massachusetts

DRAPER
1832 map of Roxbury, Massachusetts
from the Jamaica Plain Hstorical Society www.jphs.org 

It is not known when the James Draper first arrived in Massachusetts. In the history books he is nicknamed James “The Puritan” Draper, or sometimes James “The First” or “The Emigrant” Draper.  His oldest daughter, Miriam, was born in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England on 7 February 1647.   His next daughter, Susanna,  was recorded in Roxbury in 1650.  James Draper and Marie Stansfield were married on 21 April 1646 in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England.  He had several children born in Dedham between 1663 and 1668, and the last two children were born again in Roxbury.  James died in Roxbury on 13 July 1697.

At some point in 1654 James was named as a proprietor for the new town of Lancaster, Massachusetts but he remained in Roxbury and never lived there.  He owned several looms, and was a clothier in both England and Massachusetts.   James Draper was a large landowner in Roxbury, which was a separate town, but now is a neighborhood of Boston.  There are quite a few records of the Draper family in the Roxbury town records.

Marrian or Marie Draper’s gravestone is one of the oldest in the Westerly Burying Gound in Roxbury.  The epitaph reads “Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Marrian Draper, wife of Mr. James Draper, aged about 77 years.   Jan 1697”.   Click HERE to see a photo of this stone at www.findagrave.com  She came to America with her younger sister, Abigail, who married Samuel May of Boston on 7 May 1654.

Some DRAPER resources:

The Drapers in America, by Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, New York: Polhemus Printing Company, 1892 (available to read or download online at http://archive.org/

“The English Genealogy of James Draper”, The American Genealogist, Volume XV, pages 237 to 242.
There is no mention of James Draper in The Great Migration series, nor in the book New Englanders in the 1600s by Martin Hollick.

The Town Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1647 – 1730: Being Volume One of the Original, by Robert J. Dunkle, edited by Ann S. Lainhart, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997.

My Draper Genealogy:

Generation 1: James Draper, son of William Draper and Grace Mitchell, born 28 July 1622 in Heptonstall, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, died 13 July 1687 in Roxbury, Massachusetts; married on 21 April 1646 in Heptonstall to Marie Stansfield, daughter of Gideon Stansfield and Grace Eastwood.  She was born on 27 November 1625 in Heptonstall, and died between 1700 and 1701 in Roxbury.  Nine children.

Generation 2: Moses Draper,  born 15 September 1663 in Dedham, Massachusetts, died 14 August 1693 in Boston, Massachusetts; married on 7 July 1685 in Roxbury to Hannah Chandler, daughter of John Chandler and Elizabeth Douglas.  She was born 18 September 1669 in Roxbury, and died 9 June 1692 in Roxbury.  Two children.  Moses married second to Mary Thacher.

Generation 3: Hannah Draper, born 8 April 1686 in Roxbury, died 11 July 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut; married before 1704 to Samuel Gore, son of Samuel Gore and Elizabeth Weld.  He was born 20 October 1681 in Roxbury, and died 27 May 1756 in Norwich, Connecticut.  Nine children.

Generation 4:  Moses Gore m. Desire Burris
Generation 5:  Desire Gore m. Thomas Ratchford
Generation 6:  Elizabeth Ratchford m. David Lyons
Generation 7:  Thomas Ratchford Lyons m. Ann Skinner
Generation 8:  Isabella Lyons m. Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 9: Caleb Rand Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 10: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 11:  Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

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Copyright (c) 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ BOWEN of Wales, Boston and England

BOWEN

Griffith Bowen is an ancestor I had researched many, many years ago.  When his name came up for a Surname Saturday sketch, I realized that there were many new articles and books on Griffith Bowen.  It was fun updating his files, and it just goes to show how valuable it is to work on a surname from my family tree every week.  My Bowen line daughters out in the first generation, but it was still worthwhile to learn all the newest research on Griffith Bowen.  This “exercise” is keeping me on my toes!

Griffith Bowen has a royal lineage going back to semi-mythical kings such as Beli Mawr, King of Britain 55 BC (probably more familiar to you as King Pelinore in the King Arthur myths).    This royal lineage could be an entire new blog post.  What a good idea!  Stay tuned….

Here is the story of Griffith Bowen’s brief time in the New World. In 1638 he sold his estate in Wales.  He left sailed for New England with his wife and several children and arrived in Boston sometime later in 1638.  In the First Church of Boston there is a record “Taken in for members of ye congregation the 6th of ye same 12 month (1638) Griffyn Bowen & his wife Margarett”.   He was granted a lot and made a freeman in 1639. His house was located approximately on the corner of today’s Essex and Washington Streets in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. 

In 1649 he sailed back to London with his wife and several children, leaving the others in Massachusetts.  He lived first in Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales, and then in 1669 removed to St. Savior, Southwark, London. There are many records of Griffith Bowen’s later years in England for bankruptcy, imprisonment for debt, and litigation.  Some of this litigation was against his eldest son.

It is not known where or when Griffith Bowen died, and no will or administration of his estate has been found in England. His estate in Suffolk County, Massachusetts was appraised at 535 pounds, and was settled 21 February 1683.

Some sources for information on Griffith Bowen:

Bowen Genealogy, by Jesse Montgomery Seaver, Philadelphia, PA, 1931 

My Ancestors: In Memory of John Paine and Mary Ann May of East Woodstock, CT by Lyman May Paine, privately published, 1914.

The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, by John William Linzee, privately printed, Boston, 1918 (available to read at Google Books)

Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies of the United States, Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History, by Gary Boyd Roberts, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008.

The American Genealogist, Volume 76, pages 263 to 278.

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My Bowen Genealogy:

Generation 1:  Frances Bowen and Ellen Franklin of Wales

Generation 2: Griffith Bowen, born about 1600 in the county of Glamorgan, Wales, died about 1676 probably in London, England; married about 1627 to Margaret Fleming about 1627 in Wales.   
Children:
1.      Margaret, see below
2.      Francis, born about 1630 in Wales
3.      William, born about 1632 in Wales, died about 1686 as “A Christian Captive to the Turks” (his ransom from Roxbury arrived too late to save his life).
4.      Henry, born about 1633/4 in Wales, died 13 March 1724 in Woodstock, CT
5.      Mary, born about 1635 in Wales, married Benjamin Child
6.      Elizabeth, born about 1637, married Isaac Addington
7.      Esther, baptized 17 February 1639 in Boston
8.      Abigail, baptized 25 April 1641 in Boston
9.      Penuel, born 10 March 1644, baptized 5 May 1644 in Roxbury, MA
10.  Deriah, baptized 11 April 1647 in Boston at age 6 days

Generation 3: Margaret Bowen, born about 1628 in Wales, died 13 September 1692 in Roxbury, Massachusetts; married o 24 December 1647 in Roxbury to John Weld.  He was born 28 October 1623 in England, died 20 September 1691 in Roxbury.

Generation 4: Elizabeth Weld m. Samuel Gore
Generation 5: Samuel Gore m. Hannah Draper
Generation 6: Moses Gore m. Desire Burris
Generation 7: Desire Gore m. Thomas Ratchford
Generation 8: Elizabeth Ratchford m. David Lyons
Generation 9: Thomas Ratchford Lyons m. Ann Skinner
Generation 10: Isabella Lyons m. Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 11:  Caleb Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 12: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 13: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ WELD of Roxbury, Massachusetts

Harvard University's Weld Boathouse,
donated by George Walker Weld (1840 - 1905)
WELD

The first Weld in New England was Captain Joseph Weld.  He was a protestant, and his family in England was Roman Catholic. He came in June 1632 on board the William & Francis with his wife Elizabeth; daughter Elizabeth, age 10; Mary, age 8, Hannah, age 6, and Thomas his brother.  He left his son John, who came to Massachusetts later.  He was a freeman in 1636 and settled in Roxbury, where he became a property owner, proprietor, and captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (Winthrop was Colonel and Thomas Dudley was the Lieutenant Colonel).

Joseph Weld was supposed to be the richest man in Massachusetts and one of the first donors to Harvard College.  He owned an estate in West Roxbury that is now owned by Harvard. Today at Harvard University there are many buildings donated by and named after the Weld family, including the famous Victorian era Weld boathouse on the Charles River that is the subject of many picturesque postcards of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

There are many sources for information on the Weld family. One is the book History of the Weld Family from 1632 to 1878, by Charlotte Fowler Weld,   and Descendants of Edmund Weld of Sudbury, England by William Addsion Weld, 1992.  A look at the New England Historic Genealogical Society online catalog will give you two pages of WELD compiled genealogies, and manuscripts such as The Family of Weld Who Came to the Town of Roxbury in Massachusetts Bay, New England in the Year 1632 for Conscience Sake, by William Weld Gordon.

There is a lengthy sketch of Joseph Weld, b. 1599, in The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634 - 1635, Volume VII, pages 280 – 288, and a sketch of his brother Thomas Weld b. 1595, in Volume III, pages 1961-1963. The Roxbury records are a good source for information on the early generations of Welds.

There is an article in the NEHGS Register, Volume 47, pages 543- 459 about the Bowen family.  In the second generation in Massachusetts, John Weld married Margaret Bowen, daughter of Griffith Bowen of Wales.  They are my 10th great grandparents.

My Weld genealogy:

Generation 1:  Thomas Weld and Alice Unknown

Generation 2:  Thomas Weld, born about 1532 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, died 8 April 1597 in Sudsbury; married Margaret Unknown.  She died 13 July 1593 in Sudbury.

Generation 3: Edmund Weld, born about 1559 in Sudbury, died 1608 in Sudbury; married on 12 April 1585 at St. Peter’s Church in Sudbury to Amy Brewster.

Generation 4:  Joseph Weld, baptized 7 April 1599 in Terling, Essex, England, died 7 October 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; married first  on 11 October 1620 in Sudbury to Elizabeth Wise. She died in October 1638 in Roxbury.  Eight children.  He married second to Barbara Clapp, widow of Anthony Stoddard on 20 April 1639 and had four more children.

Generation 5.  John Weld, son of Joseph Weld and Elizabeth Wise, baptized on 28 October 1623 in Terling, died 20 September 1691 in Roxbury; married on 24 December 1647 in Roxbury to Margaret Bowen, daughter of Griffith Bowen and Margaret Fleming.  She was born 2 April 1629 in Gower, Glamorgan Wales, and died 1 September 1692 in Roxbury. Nine children.

Generation 6:  Elizabeth Weld, born 14 November 1655 in Roxbury, and died in 1725; married on 28 August 1672 in Roxbury to Samuel Gore, son of John Gore and Rhoda Unknown.  He was born about 1647 in Roxbury, died 27 May 1756 in Norwich, Connecticut.

Generation 7: Samuel Gore m. Hannah Draper
Generation 8: Moses Gore m. Desire Burris
Generation 9: Desire Gore m. Thomas Ratchford
Generation 10: Elizabeth Ratchford m. David Lyons
Generation 11: Thomas Ratchford Lyons m. Ann Skinner
Generation 12: Isabella Lyons m. Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 13: Caleb Rand Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 14: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 15: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ Gore of Roxbury, Massachusetts

GORE


After several Surname Saturdays with brick wall ancestors, or ancestors with little information to tell, the Gore family has too much information to fit into a blog post!  I’ll try to summarize this lineage as best as I can…

The immigrant ancestor in this line was John Gore, born about 1606 in England, educated at Queen’s College in Oxford, and graduated on 24 January 1627/8.  He has English origins going back generations, and was from a wealthy family.  When John came to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1638 he brought his entire family with him.  In 1644 he sent letters back to England to act as executor of his father’s will and estate.   He had 188 acres of land in Roxbury by 1643, and was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1638.  He was town clerk for many years, and so was his son, John Gore, junior.  When I look at the early records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, I am reading my ancestor’s handwriting.

John Gore had ten children, and I descend from his son, Samuel.   He was a carpenter and selectman in Roxbury, and married Elizabeth Weld, the granddaughter of Captain Joseph Weld (1599 – 1646), one of the founders of Roxbury.  Joseph Weld was supposed to be the richest men in Massachusetts, and one of the first donors to Harvard College.  The Welds were financially well off for many, many generations in Massachusetts.

John Gore’s inventory of his estate showed over 812 pounds of real estate and buildings.  His will names all his living children.   The widow Rhoda Gore, was left 188 acres, out of the 4,000 acres left to the children.  During the second and third of her four marriages, she was still negotiating for some of that land, and there were several letters of administration filed as late as 1693, after her death.

There are many sources for information on the Gore family.  I would suggest that the first place to read up on this family is the book Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634 -1635, Volume III, pages 114 – 120, by Richard Charles Anderson, NEHGS, 2009 for a sketch of the first generation.   The article “The Gore Family of Roxbury: New Evidence and Suspected Connections” in the NEHGS Register 1994, Volume 148, pages 61 – 65 show some of the English origins of the Gore family.

There are many compiled genealogies of various lineages descended of John Gore.  I have used The John Gore Family by Mary Walton Ferris, 1943, and A Brief Genealogy of the Gore Family: especially in the line of Gov. Christopher Gore by William H. Whitmore, Boston, 1875. 

Despite what many New England Gore descendants believe, Vice President Al Gore is NOT a descendant of John Gore of Roxbury, Massachusetts.

My Gore genealogy:

Generation 1: John Gore, son of Richard Gore and Elizabeth, born about 1606 in England, died 2 June 1657 in Roxbury, Massachusetts; married before 1632 in England to Rhoda Unknown.  Ten children.

Generation 2: Samuel Gore:  born about 1647 in Roxbury, died 26 July 1692 in Roxbury; married on 28 August 1672 in Roxbury to Elizabeth Weld, the daughter of John Weld and Margaret Bowen.  She was born 14 November 1655 in Roxbury, and died in 1725. Seven children.

Generation 3: Samuel Gore, born 20 October 1681 in Roxbury, died 27 May 1756 in Norwich, Connecticut; married before 1704 to Hannah Draper, daughter of Moses Draper and Hannah Chandler.  She was born 8 April 1686 in Roxbury, died 11 July 1741 in Norwich. Nine children.

Generation 4: Moses Gore, born 23 September 1709 in Roxbury, died in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia;  married on 27 May 1740 in Preston Connecticut to Desire Burris, daughter of John Burrows and Lydia Hubbard. Eight children.

Generation 5: Desire Gore, born 20 September 1740 Groton, Connecticut and died 11 April 1813 in Horton, Kings County, Nova Scotia; married on 1 December 1760 in Groton to Thomas Ratchford.  He ws born 19 June 1741 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, died 27 December 1813 in Horton.

Generation 6: Elizabeth Ratchford m. David Lyons
Generation 7: Thomas Ratchford Lyons m. Ann Skinner
Generation 8: Isabella Lyons m. Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Generation 9: Caleb Rand Bill m. Ann Margaret Bollman
Generation 10: Isabella Lyons Bill m. Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Generation 11: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo