Ancestors of Harry M. STAFFORD - 20 Jun 1999
1. Harry M. STAFFORD.
2. DeWitt C. STAFFORD was born on 18 Oct 1838 in Auburn twp, Geauga Co. OH. He died on 29 Jun 1917. The death of D.C. Stafford, a pioneer resident of West union, occurred Friday afternoon at the home, after a painful illness of about two months. Mr. Stafford was past seventy-eight years of age. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Monday from the home, conducted by Rev. H. C. Culver.
DeWitt Clinton Stafford was born Oct 18, 1838 in Auburn, Geauga County, Ohio and passed to his rest June 29, 1917.
He came with his parents to West Union in 1850. The town had just been laid out, and his father, Dr. Stafford, built and kept the first public house at this place,--the West Union House. Dr. Stafford was the first physician in Fayette County.
On September 15, 1862, DeWitt was united in marriage with Miss Martha McMasters. To them were born two children, a son Harry M. Stafford and a daughter, Miss Gertrude, both of West Union.
After his marriage Mr. Stafford taught school for a while. He attended school at Fayette in the early sixties, talking a business course. Later he engaged in the lumber business in West Union, and later still in the grocery business. He also followed farming as a means of livelihood, and had a good farm near the city of West Union.
Mr. Stafford has been an invalid for a number of years, and during his sickness was a great sufferer. He bore up bravely during his last sickness, and was patient and cheerful.
Only those who knew Mr. Stafford well could do justice to his many excellent traits of character. He was quiet and retiring in his disposition and habits, and was a great lover of his home. He was a particularly well read man, being versed in the best literature of his day. He was a man of integrity, and his kindly deed were many, but they were all done so quietly and unostentially that only his closest friends and those whom he helped ever knew of them. People in trouble came to him for his kindly advice, and never went away disappointed or unhelped. He was a good husband and a loving parent. One trait of character that bespeaks a kindly soul was his interest in flowers. he was a lover of nature in all her forms. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and two children and many friends.
from the Newspaper Sept 7, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Stafford Observe Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Marriage
-Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Stafford passed their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, and a dinner party was given at their home in honor of the occasion Saturday evening by Mrs. H.M. Stafford and Miss Gertrude. Those present were about thirty, all relatives of the Stafford, McMasters, Gilbert and McGlatiery families and included the following from a distance: Mrs. Phillip Housy of Rockford, Ill, Ernest Moore of Turkey River Junction, and Master Edward Swartz, of Dubuqe. The place cards were wedding bells, and the dining room flowers were red and white. The parlors were decorated in yellow and lighted with candles. Mr. and Mrs. Stafford were given a beautiful anniversary clock by their friends.
Dewitt C. Stafford and Miss Martha McMasters, both of families who were among the earliest settlers of West Union, having come here in 1855, were united in marriage here Sept 24, 1861 by a Methodist minister, Rev. Mr. Welister. They have lived in West Union for the half century since enjoying the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends, who wish that they may continue to enjoy life of many years to come."
From the Fayette Co, Iowa historical society:
He was married to Martha McMasters on 24 Sep 1861.
3. Martha McMasters.
4. Joseph H. STAFFORD MD was born on 30 Aug 1810 in Palmyra, NY. He died on 7 May 1896 in Fayette, IA. 5-8-96 Newspaper Clipping, West Union, Iowa from the Fayette Co Historical Society
"Dr. Joseph H. Stafford died at his home in this city yesterday forenoon, May 7. This event was not unexpected, as the Dr. has been lying very ill for a long time.
Dr. Stafford was the pioneer physician of Fayette county, having settled at West Union in 1850. He built the first hotel here, the West Union House, and this was with his practice gave him the foundation of a competency that has made his declining years comfortable. The doctor was born in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY August 30, 1810, making his age nearly 86. He was married to Susan A. Smith in 1833, and they had three children, De Witt being the only survivor. Mrs. Stafford died in 1888. In al the long years of Dr. Stafford's residence in West Union he has proved himself an honest, honorable, public spirited citizen, a good neighbor and a true friend. Peace to his ashes.
The funeral will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock."
From the West Union Historical Society article of unknown origin (unknown to me)
"Registerland pioneer Joseph H. Stafford was West Union's first physician. He settled in the county seat town in 1850. That year the town had just been laid out. Dr. Stafford built and maintained the first public house in West Union known as West Union House. His early practice, historians relate, involved much hardship. He was often required to make long rides over sparsely settled country, frequently devoid of roads or bridges. He continued in active practice until 1878. (This is the picture's caption.)
Joseph H. Stafford M.D., a pioneer physician of Fayette County, was the first of his profession to settle in West Union. Since 1850 he has engaged in the practice of medicine at that place, and in both business and social circles has gained a front rank amid the county's best and most honored citizens. He is a native of New York. On the 30th of August, 1810, in Palmyra, Wayne County, he was born, his parents being Tyle and Damarias (Vaughan) Stafford. His father was born in Rhode Island and was of English descent, while his mother, a native of Chenango County, was descended from Welsh ancestry.
The early life of Dr. Stafford was unmarked by any event of special importance. Having determined to make the medical profession his life work he attended several different schools of medicine, the last being the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, after which he entered upon practice in Auburn, Geauga County, Ohio, in 1845. He married in Wayne County, N. Y., in the autumn of 1833 to Miss Susan A. Smith, daughter of Jerry and Ruth Smith, and a native of Milton, Saratoga County, N.Y, born in 1814. They became parents of three children, a son and two daughters, but the former is the only survivor. Sarah was the wife of Myron Peck and now deceased; DeWitt married Martha McMasters, is a farmer and resides in West Union, and Emily became the wife of Charles Z. Crane, and is also deceased.
The Doctor removed with his family to Ohio in 1845 and after five years spent in the Buckeye State, continued his westward journey. Crossing the Mississippi, he took up his residence in 1850. The town had been but just laid out and the Doctor built and kept the first public house at this place--West Union House. He at once entered upon the practice of his profession, being the first physician in the county. His early practice involved much hardship and hard work as he was often required to make long rides over a sparsely settled country, frequently devoid of road and bridges. He continued in active practice until about 1878, since which time has practically lived a retired life. His skill and ability have won for him a liberal patronage and thereby acquiring a comfortable competence he is now enabled to spend his declining years in rest from business cares. He lost his wife July 27, 1888, after a companionship of of fifty-five years, in which they had faithfully shared with each other the joys and sorrows, adversity and prosperity which checker the lives of all. The Doctor is liberal in his religious views and does not affiliate with any church or creed. In politics he is a Republican.
His son, DeWitt C. Stafford follows farming as a means of livelihood and has a good farm near the city of West Union, also owning land in Minnesota. By his marriage with Miss McMasters, he has two children, a son and a daughter--Harry and Gertie.
West Union Paper, July 4, 1917 from the Fayette Co Historical Society, West Union, Iowa
He was married to Susan A. SMITH in 1833 in Wayne Co. NY. Married in the Autumn.
5. Susan A. SMITH died on 27 Jul 1888.
8. Tile STAFFORD was born in Mar 1771 in RI. He died on 11 Nov 1853 in West Union, Fayette, IA. May have also lived in Geauga Co. OH. No proof that this line connects - only circumstantial evidence.
Linda Israel has the following information on Tile Stafford being in Geauga County.
" I have 3 sources. One is the tax record I mentioned. It is in a book called 1835 Tax Duplicates compiled by Gerald M. Petty (page 266). Another is in Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Vol 1 1896, page 30 says "About the year 1830 we find Tile Stafford and wife (Damaras Vaighn) coming into the dense woods of South Auburn with Jeremiah Smith and his wife (Ruth Sweet) from Palmyra, N.Y. Here they began life as some of the early pioneers of the township." (p. 520) Tile also is in land records buying land from Joel Butts (probable brother of Ruth Butts, William's wife).
9. Damaras VAUGHN was born in Aug 1777 in RI. She died on 20 Jul 1853 in Fayette, IA.
16. Tyla (Tile) STAFFORD was born on 10 Jun 1738 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI. He died before 1774.
17. Jane. Jane apparently married Hercules Gifford at Freetown, MA on 8 Apr 1882.
32. David STAFFORD was born on 6 Feb 1705 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI. He died on 5 Feb 1791 in Tiverton, RI (Probably). He was Quaker. He was married to Lydia DAVOL on 22 Jul 1737 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI.
33. Lydia DAVOL was born on 30 Jun 1709 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. She died in 1788.
64. Josiah STAFFORD (Stover) was born about 1662 in Cape Neddick, York Co. ME.1 Another source has his birth about 1674. He signed a will in Jun 1742 in Bristol, Co. MA. He died on 9 Apr 1743 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI.2 He Will Proved on 22 Jun 1743. He was a Shipwright. Chronology of Josiah Stover-Stafford
21 Jul 1687 Josiah Stover named as son in will of Sylvester Stover (Sargent, Maine Wills, Pg 12)
2 Mar 1692 Neither the name of Josiah Stover nor that of Josiah Stafford occurs on the list of those present at the organization of the Town of Tiverton.
8 Sep 1697 Josiah Stafford sold the sloop Scanderbeg to Sarah Fowler of Boston (RI Land Evidence, quoted by Grace Stafford Durfee in the LDS film No. 802446) (Also abstract in RI Roots, Vol 13, No. 2, Pg 31, 1937)
14 Feb 1698 Sary/Sarah daughter of Josiah Stover born (Tiverton Town records, LDS film 913076. *
*The birth of Sarah Stover was recorded by Arnold in Vol. 4, Newport Co., Tiverton Sect. on pg 109 and the birth of Sarah Stafford, of Josiah and Sarah, the same day, on pg 108.
11 Apr 1699 Sarah Lake, now the wife of Josiah Stafford, called before the Bristol Court. (The American Genealogist, Vol XII, pg 22)
17 Jul 1702 Josiah Stover of Tiverton, shipwright, sold lands in Tiverton to Joseph Wanton. George Stover, his brother, was a witness. (Bristol Co. MA, Book 4, pages 298-299).
24 Jun 1704 Josiah Stover and wife Sarah appeared and gave consent to the above sale.
19 Apr 1705 Josiah Stafford's ear mark entered (Tiverton Town records).
1709 Josiah Stover was of Tiverton RI (New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reg. Vol XXXV, Pg 302, 1931(
1709 Josiah Stover was of Tiverton, RI when he quit claimed to his brother Independance (Noyes et al, Gen. Dict. ME & NH Pg 667).
25 Mar 1709/10 Josiah Stafford voted gran Jure man (Tiverton Town Rec)
27 Mar 1714 Sias Stafford, tithing man for year. (Ibid)
7 Dec 1714 Josiah Stover named in will of mother, Elizabeth Stover, Scituate, MA.
12 Mar 1721/22 Josiah Stafford, tithing man (Tiverton Town Rec.)
1722 Josiah Stover, living. (Noyes et al)
12 Apr 1722 Josiah Stafford was named in a deed recorded. (Bristol Co. MA, and records, Northern Dist. Book 14, pp 209-210)
12 Jun 1723 Tiverton Town meeting voted Thomas Jones, Schoolmaster, to keep a school at Joshua Dwellys or Josiah Stover's.
12 Mar 1723/24 Josiah Stafford constable.
11 Jan 1727/28 Josiah Stafford bought lands in Tiverton, RI from Peter Tallman (Tiverton
land records Vol. 3, pg 257).
All the above evidence point to the conclusion that Josiah Stover and Josiah Stafford were one and the same. No list of inhabitants of Tiverton, RI, has been found that contains the two names on the same day, other that that of the birth of Sarah.
Information for the Stafford family bible, as published in the Durfee Genealogy, vol. 1, pg 293 also supports the conclusion that Josiah Stover and Josiah Stafford are one and the same. (See LDS film no. 839398)
Charles Warner Stafford in his Index to the Stafford Families of New England has the same conclusion but does make the note that Josiah Stover was raised by Thomas Stafford Jr. As Thomas was a ship builder, this may explain why Josiah became a shipwright and changed his name. Also the difference in the pronouniation of Stover and Stafford was not great during this era.
An unidentified source has Josiah as the son of Thomas Stafford Jr.and his first wife Jane Dodge (m. 20 Dec 1671) Thomas Jr. died 26 Jan 1723 in Warwick RI and did not name Josiah is his will.
He was married to Sarah LAKE about 1698 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI.3
65. Sarah LAKE was born on 10 May 1678 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI. She died on 10 May 1754 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI. On 11 April 1699, Josiah and Sarah were before the Bristol Court for fornification before marriage, but the child not yet being born, the case was continued. In this case she is described as "Sarah Lake, now the wife of Josiah Stafford". Her father, David Lake, appeared for them as both Josiah and Sarah were out of the Province (Bristol County Sessions Book, I. 35.)
66. William DAVOL was born in 1683 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. Another source has his birth on 16 Apr 1690. He died after 14 Feb 1772 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. He was married to Sarah SISSON on 30 May 1708 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.
67. Sarah SISSON was born about 1687 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. She died before 6 Sep 1753 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.
128. Sylvester STOVER4 was born about 1628 in England (Ipswich, Suffolk ?). LDS source has his birth in 1634 and death on 14 Feb 1689 in York, York, ME. He signed a will on 21 Jul 1687.5,6 In 1687, having some occasion to visit England, he made his will in advance as a precautionary measure on account of the known perils of that voyage as well as his advancing years:
Sylvester Stover named his wife Elizabeth and his sons John, Dependence, Josiah, and George, and mentioned "the rest of my children." He bequeathed to his son Dependence Stover threescore and ten acres of land where his house was, up the river, in "Cape Nedick," to his son Josiah " the new pasture lying upon the right hand of the lane going from my house to York.... after the decease of my wife, and to his son son George " the houses and the rest of my land that is not deposed of ... and if my son John Stover please he shall have that Libertie for to change with my son George Stover for what land and house which he have at the cape neck for that which my son George Stover have here after the decease of my wife." The inventory, as presented by Elizabeth Stover, widow, 17 Feb 1689/90, showed that the estate was appraised at L731. 7s (Maine Wills, p. 12). He died before 1689 in England. It is not in eveidence whether he died in England or had returned. The natural inference would be that his death occurred while in England. He Will Proved on 14 Feb 1689/90.7 Sylvester received a grant of land on 13 July 1649 at Cape Neddick, ME. He built a fortified house on this land. From 1688 to 1712, the Indian Wars made life hazardous in this region. He was a fisherman in partnership with John Ball, Thomas Waye, and Michael Powell.
He was appointed a ferryman at Cape Neddick River in at a town meeting held December 8,1652.
"It is likewise ordered that Sylvester Stover shall keep a ferry at Cape Neddick river & shall provide canoos sufficient for that end. In which consideration the sd. Stover is to have two pence a person for every one he carries or fetches over, If he be a stranger; and a penny for every inhabitant of York, that he so carrieth or fetcheth, & four pence for every hors or beast that sd Stover swimmeth or causeth by his help to be sworm over the sd. river." (T.R. i, 17)
He apparently continued to act in this capacity until 1687 when he left town for England never to return. (History of York Maine Vol II pg 12)
In 1660, his mother-in-law, Margret Norton, lived at his house, causing Sylvester such trouble that the Court threatened to imprison her. In 1665, he and his wife were before the Court for "Complaining on one another on the Lord's Day in the morning - He for saying that his wife did abuse him and bid him go to Thomas Crockett's and carry some bread and cheese to his bastard".
With the exception of Ferryman, he held no public office. He did sign the following:
The Submission in 1652.
The petition to Cromwell in 1656
The Address to Massachusetts in 1662.
The English origin of Sylvester may trace to the County of Suffolk. In no other County in England is Stover to be found and its ancient spelling is Stopher, Stofer, and while the form now known does not appear until after 1600 in the Suffolk - the names are interchangeable in the English records. Stovers are found in the following parished from 1524 to 1640: Ipswich, Walton, Felixstowe, Peasenhall, Badingham, Bruisyard, Parham and Framlingham. The last five being a group of adjoining parishes.
He was married to Elizabeth NORTON on 25 May 1652 in York, York Co. ME.
129. Elizabeth NORTON8 was born about 1631 in York, York Co. ME. She signed a will on 7 Dec 1714 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA.9 She died about 1722 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA. She Will Proved on 4 Sep 1722 in Plymouth, MA.10 That Elizabeth Stover, widow, was of high courage and tenacity is shown by the records of the General Court of Massachusetts. Her home at the Neck was in an Indian-haunted region, and from 1688 to 1712 the Indian wars made life hazardous for the families there. Elizabeth Stover, being of stern stuff, did not leave her home fort readily, but finally she was obliged to yield to fate, as the following letter petition shows:
"Feb 26 1695/6 - James Convers in behalf of Elizabeth Stover petitioned the General Court saying that said widow in the beginning of the present was lost her husband and she with much difficulty and charge maintained her fort at Cape Nadick about two years. But in the year (1691) she was neglected, her neighbors left her, her sons removed, she was forced to quit the (then) best fort in the Eastern parts which was within one week seized by the Enemy; her houses one of stone and the other of wood within the walls burnt, during the time of her abode there she was very ready and forward to supply soldiers with beef and other provisions upon the march and otherwise as need required. She obtained a ticket from your Petitioner and other commanders for her disbursements and had a debenture signed to the Treasurer for fifteen pounds and seven schillings (according to the best of my remembrance) sent to her son-in-law of Scituate, and her sd. son lost it by the way. The books have been searched and no payment thereof found. She hath made as many journeys up to Boston with a man she hired to come with her (about it) as cost her above three pounds in money, and always met with disappointment, though our late honeored Govr promised she should be paid tet she being weary left the matter to your Petitioner." (The Court voted to pay her 15 pounds 18 schillings)
Will of Elizabeth Stover, Probate Court, Plymouth, MA
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. The Seventh day of December in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George, by the grace of God of Great Brittan, France, and Ireland, Defender of the faith & c. Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and fourteen;
I ELIZABETH STOVER of SCITTUATE in the County of Plymouth in the Provice of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Spinster; Being of weak body but of sound memory; calling to mind my mortality, & the uncertainty of my Life, I do make & ordain this my Last Will and Testament In manner & form following, hereby revoking & making null & void all former Will or Wills by me made either by word or writing, ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament.
First & principally I give & recomment my Soul into the hands of God yet gave it & my body to the earth to be buried after a Decent & Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named. - And as touching such worldly estate as the Lord hath blessed me with, I do give & bequeath & dispense of the same in manner following.
Imprimiss: I give & bequeath unto my son JOHN STOVER the Summ of twenty & three pounds in silver money at eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my son DEPENDANCE STOVER the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my son JOSIAH STOVER the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my son GEORGE STOVER the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter ELIZABETH WALFOOT the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter SARAH LANCASTER the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter DEBORAH SAWYER the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter MARY WANTON the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter HANNAH BRYANT the summ of twenty & three pounds in Silver money at Eight shillings an ounce.
Item. I give unto Phebie, my Negro woman slave, her freedom at my death, and ten pounds in silver money at eight shillings an ounce to be paid her by my Executors at the end of one month after my decease. Item. I give unto my said negro woman all her wearing cloths, together with the bed she lyeth on, and the bed stead & clothing which belongs to it.
Item, I give unto Jonathan my Negro Lad, the Son of Phebie my negro woman, his freedom at my decease: Item I give unto the lad Jonathan all his wareing cloths, the bed whereon he lyeth and the clothing belonging to it, my Gun, and ten pounds in silver money at eight shillings an ounce to be paid him by my Executor when he shall arrive to the age of twenty and one years.
Item. I give unto Jerrusha my Negro Girl the Daughter of Phebie my negro woman her freedom at my decease; Item I give the sd Jerusha her wareing cloths, & ten pounds in silver money at eight shillings an ounce, to be paid unto her by my Executor when she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years.
130. David LAKE was born about 1646 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co. MA. He died after 15 Jun 1709 in Little Compton, Newport Co. RI. Second husband of Sarah EARLE, the widow CORNELL. On 10 Aug 1667, he enlisted in a troop of horse raised at Portsmouth for the Dutch War. On 27 Feb 1668/9, he was made a freeman at Portsmouth. His ear-mark was recorded 29 Mar 1669. He was a soldier for Capt. Church in King Philip's War and had a grant from Plymouth Colony, with his brother Thomas of 100 acres at Puncatest (In Tiverton) of which he was to have 60 acres as he had "been very useful and serviceable in the late war". An entry in the Portsmouth town records in 1682 shows that in 1676 he had sold indian captives to the town. On 4 Jan 1679/80, he was settled in Namquid, in Little Compton and on that date he, "now husband of Sarah, late wife of Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth" had a dispute with Thomas Cornell, son of the deceased, over Sarah's dower rights, which was then compromised. On 7 July 1681 he was sued by Benjamin Church and the other Pocasset proprietors for having forceably prevented a sale of their land, near the Fall River in May 1680, by pulling the turf and twiig (an ancient English form of enfoeoffment) from the hands of their attorney Joseph Church. This was a dispute over the land formerly granted to Thomas Lake and himself by Plymouth Colony after Philip's War. The jury found for the proprietors in a damage of 5 L. It should be noted that this was probably for the violence used, as in 1720 the title was still in dispute. On 22 Sep 1679, he purchased a large tract on both sides of the Taunton River, below Taunton, in what is not Dieghton, Somerset, and Freetown, together with other lands in Sippican (Rochester, MA) and at Acuhnet (Dartmouth, now New Bedford. On 14 Mar 1683/4 he, together with his wife Sarah, sold land at Dartmouth. He was one of the Little Compton men who vigorously opposed the attempts of the Plymouth Colony to establish the Conregational Church in Little Compton and was chosen in Feb 1686 as one of the town's agents to defend the nonpayment by the town of 15 L, as ordered by the Court for the support of the Congregational Minister. In March of that year, the Court ordered the town to pay 20 L for their contemptand because "they wrote rather as equals or neighbors, than as delinquants and offenders". In 1689 he was one of the proprietors of Dartmouth and as such sold land there. When Tiverton was organized as a town in 1692, he was one of the original inhabitants, as he resided on the line between Little Compton and that town. Henceforth he appears as "of Tiverton". He was a selectman of Tiverton on 28 July 1694 and again in 1698. On 16 Mar 1701/2, he was Moderator of the town meeting (Tiverton Town Records). On 28 Jan 1704/5 Sarah "now wife of David Lake", is mentioned in a deed (Bristol County Deeds). He was alive as late as 15 June 1709, as on that date "David Lake of Little Compton" for 3 L conveyed to Zaccheus Butts of Tiverton "all my right tile and interst in divided or undivided lands in the township of Dorchester" (Bristol Deeds, X, 649). This is his right in the lands left him by his uncle Thomas Lake of Dorchester, together with the other children of Henry Lake. It may be noted that this was five days before his sister, Elizabeth Butts, conveyed her rights in the same land to the same grantee, i.e. her son Zaccheus.
These deeds, by some curious chance were recorded in Bristol county and not in Suffolk, where the land was situated. He was married to Sarah EARLE about 1677. Second marriage. Married Cornell first.
131. Sarah EARLE was born between 1640 and 1645 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co. MA. She died about 1690 in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI.
132. Jonathan DAVOL was born on 11 Aug 1639 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. Another source has his birth date as 11 Aug 1639 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA and his death after 1737 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.
He died after 1737 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. Another source has his death 1737/1742. Other reputed children are Mary (Mercy) b. 1680, Ann b. 1682, Hannah b. 1684, Abagail b. 1684, Sarah b. 1688, Elizabeth b. 13 Apr 1693, Joseph b. abt 1693, and Abigail b. 1695.
He owned land in the Thomas Hawley Patent, 50,000 acres in Westchester. He was married to Hannah Odlin on 27 Jul 1674 in Boston, Suffolk Co. MA.
133. Hannah Odlin was born on 29 Aug 1643 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. She was baptized on 29 Oct 1643 in Boston, Suffolk Co. MA. She died on 18 Dec 1685 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA ?.
134. James SISSON was born on 8 Apr 1656 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.11 He died after 15 Jun 1734 in Probably Dartmouth, MA.11 He Will Proved in Dec 1734. James was admitted as a freeman in 1684. He was a farmer, constable in 1686, surveyor of highwqys 1685, and a selectman 1689. Son Jonathan was executor of his will which names: sons Richard, James, Thomas & Jonathan and daughters Sarah, Rebecca, Content, Mary, and Hannah. Inventory was L172 18s 1d. He was married to Lydia HATHAWAY about 1680/81 in Portsmouth, Newport Co. RI.11 LDS source lists the marrige in 1676.
135. Lydia HATHAWAY was born about 1663 in Probably Dartmouth, MA. She died on 23 Jun 1714 in Newport, Newport Co. RI. She was buried about 27 Jun 1714 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.
258. Henry NORTON was born on 26 Nov 1617 in Stephney Middlesex, England. He died on 14 Aug 1659 in Kent, Hodmersham, England. He was christened. Henry was marshal of York in 1653. He and his wife witnessed a deed on 13 November 1651. He returned to England in 1657. He was married to Margaret about 1639 in York Co. ME ?.
259. Margaret was born about 1618.
260. Henry LAKE12 was born about 1611 in England. This Henry is not the son of a David Lake and Alice Backster of Wavertree, Childwall, England.. David's will did not name Henry or his brother Thomas. David Lakes son Henry must have died young. He died after 21 Feb 1672 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. The family came from Childwell, a parish near Riverpool in Lancashire, England.
Shortly after the execution of his wife, Henry Lake removed to Portsmouth, RI where he was admitted an inhabitant on 19 Jan 1651/52, and on 23 Apr 1651 he witnessed a deed there. He had 33 score acrese of land in Portsmouth. Toward the end of his life he lived in Dartmouth. He was married to Alice about 1641.
261. Alice was born about 1621 in Lancashire, England. She died after 4 Jun 1648 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co. MA.13 Alice (Mrs. Henry) Lake, executed as a witch
In about 1651, near modern-day Boston, a mother of five lost her baby to death. After her baby died, she imagined she saw the baby. Because of that, she was accused and convicted of being a witch, and she was executed. The claim in the town of Dorchester, MA, was that the devil was coming to her in the form of her deceased, beloved child. Records are scant, but they show she had an opportunity to recant her story on the day of her execution, and possibly save her life. She did not recant her story, but she said she knew why God was punishing her: She had engaged in sex prior to marriage, gotten pregnant, and attempted a self-abortion. Hollywood has missed out on a good story; Alice Lake's story is a classic. She was ruled by two strong, womanly pulls: guilt and grief.
In the early part of the 20th century, Alice had a descendant who was a medical doctor who spent many years researching her story and trying to track her descendants. This man described Alice's story best:
"Here is a penitent, broken hearted, submissive woman, laying bare the
greatest secret of her bosom, asking forgiveness; yet the damnable tactics
of the fanatical Christian Church strings her up like a miserable tramp."
There is site on the 'net which considers the sexual implications of the "witch charges." It is not a site intended for children, but in light of that fact that Alice Lake confessed sexual "crimes" in what may have been a confession attempting to save her life, the point of view of the article is worth considering. Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Woman to Live: The Reasons Behind the Hiding of Women's Sexuality During the Witchcraze
I spent the better part of six months trying to figure out Alice's story, and in the end I had no definite answers. The records of her trial are lost; Alice can be seen only in traces and reflections. There is no known record of her from when she still lived. The first the records show she lived was after she was dead, when the townsmen were trying to figure out what to do with Alice's children since she was dead and her husband had fled. Like most of the women accused of witchcraft, Alice was not well off financially; in today's world, she and her husband would be described as "poor, working class." She was a married woman with at least five children, all presumably fathered by her only known husband, Henry Lake. In 1651, those children would have been a girl about ten, a boy about seven, a boy about five, a child about three who likely was a boy, and an infant. Alice's year of birth is unknown, but because of the ages of her children, she was likely about 30. Like most working class women of the time, she would have worked from sun up till sun down, and likely even after by the light of the hearth fire and the candles she had likely made. She had no conveniences and two little children who would still have been soiling themselves. If she had siblings, parents, or other relatives where she was living, no researcher to date has found them. She carried with her the Puritanical guilt of having had sexual intercourse before marriage, a guilt further complicated because she became pregnant before marriage. Then her youngest baby died.
After her baby died, she told people she saw the baby. Maybe she did. Others who have not been judged insane or witches have claimed to see dead people: Look at the Christian religion. Or, maybe she grieved so much that her mind allowed her to imagine that she saw her baby to ease her grief. Or, maybe she knew she did not see her baby, but claimed she did so as to have something to hold onto. As painful as the death of a loved one is, most recognize a mother's loss of her baby as a special loss. In Alice's case, that grief was compounded because -- while she had lost her youngest baby to a death she did not want -- she knew she had attempted to cause death to one of her other children by attempting an abortion. [From the earliest comment about this self-attempted abortion, it appears she did not succeed with the abortion.]
The Reverend John Hale had been a young boy when Alice was executed. He went on to graduate from Harvard and became a minister. He supported the witch trials until the witch hunters came after his pregnant wife, the last woman accused of witchcraft in Salem in Nov. 1692. The Rev. Hale wrote the following in 1697:
Another that suffered on that account some time after, was a Dorchester Woman. And upon the day of her Execution Mr. Thompson Minister at Brantry, and J.P. her former Master took pains with her to bring her to repentance And she utterly denyed her guilt of Witchcraft; yet justifyed God for bringing her to that punishment: for she had when a single woman played the harlot, and being with Child used means to destroy the fruit of her body to conceal her sin & shame, and although she did not effect it, yet she was a Murderer in the sight of God for her endeavours, and showed great penitency for that sin; but owned nothing of the crime laid to her charge.
This woman faced death, and still she would not say she had not seen her dead baby. Perhaps admitting her child had died was more than she could live with, even tho her only hope of living was to admit that she knew her baby was dead, and she had only pretended to see the baby because her grief was so profound. Or, perhaps her baby could not go on to the spirit world without a mother. How would the Hollywood types answer this question?
Three of Alice's children reached maturity and had children themselves. Her son David married the widow Sarah Cornell, born Sarah Earle. Sarah's first husband had been convicted and executed for the murder of his own mother; the "evidence" against this man was that -- after his mother was dead and buried -- a man had a dream in which the dead woman said her son had killed her. That man was Thomas Cornell, an ancestor of the man who endowed Cornell University, and -- as irony would have it -- also an ancestor Lizzie Borden. [Lizzie is remembered in the ditty, "Lizzie Borden took an ax. Gave her father forty whacks." Unlike her unfortunate ancestor accused of killing a parent, Lizzie walked away a free woman after the trial for killing her father and step-mother.]
BOSTON, City of: Fourth Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, 1880, 1896, City Printers.
[English modernized for easier reading-----amb]
"12th day of the 11th month, 1651 [Jan. 12, 1652] ... It is agreed between the select men and brother TOLMAN that he shall take Henry LAKE's child to keep it until it come to 21 years of age and therefore to have 26 pounds and to give security to the town and to teach it to read and write and when it is capable if he lives the said brother Tolman to teach it his trade. Further agreed if it dies within 2 months, brother Tolman is to return 21 pounds. If die at one year's end, brother
Tolman is to return 18 pounds; if within 2 years, he is to return 11 pounds; if it die before 3 years be expired, then he is to return 5 pounds."
[NOTE: Thus, for the first 3 years, Tolman would get 21 pounds, but for the last 13 to 15 years, Tolman would get only 5 pounds; fortunately for brother Tolman's finances, this child died when he did.]
"An account of the rates gathered in the year 1651 for the Use of the towne of Dorchester: ...Disbursed as followeth ... to Alce POPE for LAKE's child 3 pounds and 14 [smaller money units.]"
Page 308: [continuation of accounting for 1651]
"more for LAKE's child"
"2nd day of the 9th month, 1652 [Nov. 2, 1652]"
+"paid to Lawrence SMITH for charges about Alex LAKE children, 4 pounds."
+"to John POPE's wife about Alex LAKE's children, 10 pounds and 8 [smaller money units]."
+"paid to Mr. GLOUER 1 pound that he laid out about H. LAKE's children."
+"paid and to be paid to Thomas TOLMAN for the bringing up of Henry LAKE's child according
to the covenant recorded, the sum of 26 pounds."
BOSTON, City of: Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths To the End of 1825, City Printers, 1890.
[L.D.S. film #0014748]
Dorchester Deaths; year, 1678; Alice LAKE, died October 20th; Thomas LAKE, died Oct. 27th. [This Alice Lake was the wife of Thomas, Henry's brother.]
BURR, George L. [editor]: Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases 1648-1706, 1914, Scribner's.
[Collection of old essays, collected and edited by Burr, a professor of medieval history at Cornell University.]
Quoting John HALE's "A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft," 1702, [one of Burr's selected narratives]:
Pages 408 & 409:
"Another that suffered on that account some time after, was a Dorchester Woman [in a note Burr makes it clear that Hale was speaking of Henry LAKE's wife]. And upon the day of her Execution Mr. THOMPSON, Minister at Brantry [Burr notes, Braintree, MA], and J.P. [Burr notes, probably John PHILLIPS of Dorchester according to Farmer**] her former Master took pains with her to bring her to repentance. And she utterly denyed her guilt of Witchcraft: yet justified God for bringing her to that punishment: for she had when a single woman played the harlot, and being with Child used means to destroy the fruit of her body to conceal her sin and shame, and although she did not effect it, yet she was a Murderer in the sight of God for her endeavours, and shewed great penitency for that sin; but owned nothing of the crime laid to her charge."
Page 409-410, note:
"In Hale's account there seems some confusion with the case of Mary Parsons." . . . "And two or three [women accused as witches] of Springfield, one of which confessed; and she said the occasion of her familiarity with Satan was this: She had lost a Child and was exceedingly discontented at it and longed; Oh that she might see her Child again! And at last the Devil in likeness of her Child came to her bed side and talked with her, and asked to come into the bed to her that night and several nights after, and so entred into covenant with Satan and became a Witch." . . . "This was the case of Mary Parsons and her husband Hugh, whom she accused (1651). See Drake, Annals of Witchcraft, pp.64-72, and especially the appended papers of Hugh Parson's case, pp.219-258. The originals of these papers are now in the New York Public Library. Others, from the Suffolk court file, are printed in the N.E. Hist. and Gen. Register," XXXV, 152-153.]
[**NOTE: Another researcher, Benjamin Lake Noyes, surmised that "J.P." was John POPE, husband of Alice POPE.]
Pages 408 & 409, note:
Burr quotes Nathaniel Mather as writing on Dec. 31, 1684, to his brother Increase talking about Alice LAKE; "H. LAKE's wife, of Dorchester, whom the devil drew in by appearing to her in the likenes, and acting the part of a child of hers then lately dead, on whom her heart was much set." BURR notes his source as "The Mather Papers."
[NOTE: The immigrant MATHER was Richard, born 1596. He had sons Timothy, born 1628; Nathaniel, born 1630; Joseph, born 1634; Eleazer, born 1637 in Dorchester; and Increase, born 1639 in Dorchester. Increase's son was Cotton MATHER, born about 1662 in Boston. Oddly, Cotton Mather's second wife was named Anna LAKE; there is no known or suspected relationship.]
BUTTS, Francis Banister: The Butts Family of Rhode Island: a Genealogy and Biography, 1891; 88-page typed manuscript handwritten additions made in 1953 by Mrs. Edward S. Moulton.
[L.D.S. film #1454560, item #41]
This is a detailed list of the descendants of Thomas BUTTS and his wife Elizabeth. Thomas BUTTS' wife Elizabeth was Elizabeth LAKE, daughter of Alice-the-executed. Author wrote name "Idiho." Mrs. Moulton wrote by hand "Idido signed a deed 26 Nov 1709 as Highdidah."
COLKET, Merredith B.: Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657, 1975, published by the General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America as a Contribution to the Bicentennial of the U.S.A., Cleveland, Ohio.
"LAKE, Henry: Dorchester, Mass., 1651; Portsmouth, RI, 1651; Dartmouth, Mass.; died after 21 Feb 1672/73. Wife executed for witchcraft. Sources: Wilbour's Little Compton, 1967; The American Genealogist, 12:17 (desc.) and 19:225 (note). Believed to have left numerous progeny."
DEMOS, John Putnam: Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England, 1982, Oxford University Press.
"It is significant, moreover, that many children of accused witches went on to useful even successful lives. Thus, ... David LAKE, the younger son of Alice (convicted and executed at Dorchester in 1651) was a leading man in the town of Little Compton, Rhode Island." [source indicated: G. Andrews Moriarty's The Early Rhode Island Lakes, in The American Genealogist, XII, 17-24.]
"Alice LAKE of Dorchester was reportedly enticed into witchcraft 'by the devil...appearing to her in the likeness, and acting the part, of a child of hers then dead, on whom her heart was much set." [Here, Demos is quoting Burr quoting Nathaniel Mather's 1684 letter to his brother Increase Mather.]
"The process of dispersal is a little easier to follow for the family of Alice LAKE, convicted and executed at Dorchester in about 1650. Her husband Henry moved away at once; his name appears regularly in the records of Portsmouth, RI, beginning in April 1651. Meanwhile the four LAKE children, all less than ten years old, remained in Dorchester. One, probably the youngest, was 'bound out' by the town meeting to a local family for a 'consideration' of 26 pounds--and was dead within two years. The other three were also placed in (separate) Dorchester households. At this point their trail becomes badly obscured. (One was living as a servant to an uncle--still in Dorchester--in 1659.) Later, having reached adulthood, the same three were found in Rhode Island--and then in Plymouth Colony, where their father had removed by 1673. It appears, therefore, that the family was eventually reunited, some two decades after the event that had broken it apart."
[NOTE:: The uncle alluded to was likely Thomas LAKE, Henry's brother.]
[sources cited are Burr quoting Mather's letter to his brother; Fourth Report of City of Boston; and Moriarty's Early Rhode Island Lakes.]
FOX, Sandford J.: Science and Justice: the Massachusetts Witchcraft Trials, 1968.
Page 43: (footnote)
"... Nevins, Salem Village, p. 254 ... gives 'a partial list of persons accused whether convicted or not.' There are 126 names on the list. The following names were omitted: 19 who were executed; Giles Corey, who was pressed to death for failure to plead; 8 who were convicted but released when the prosecutions ceased ceased on September 22, 1693; and two who were convicted and died in prison--a total of 30. Volume 135 of the Massachusetts Archives, pp. 1-6, lists 91 names of persons accused of witchcraft from 1656 to 1750, including those executed. No attempt has been made to reconcile the Archives' list with Nevins. ..."
"The colonists seem to have adhered quite closely to the injunction of Insitor and Springer in their Malleus maleficarum that the first test for the presence of witchcraft in these cases was the verdict of the physicians."
"As to those who were executed as witches, the question of whether the defense [of insanity] might have been useful to them had it been in some way presented in their behalf involves more than the usual difficulties of such historically precarious speculation. The unfortunate fact is that we have no record at all of executions before 1692 on which to make a judgement. ... As to Mrs. LAKE and Mrs. KENDAL, there is virtually no information at all except Reverend Hale's statement that both denied their guilt to the end."
HALE, John, Rev.: A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft, written 1697, first published 1702, reprinted 1973, York Mail-Print, Inc., Bainbridge, NY.
"Sect. 4. Several persons have been Charged with and suffered for the Crime of Witchcraft in the Governments of the Massachusetts, New Haven, or Stratford and Connecticut, from the year 1646 to the year 1692.
"Sect. 5. The first was a Woman of Charlestown, Anno. 1647. or 48. She was suspected partly because that after some angry words passing between her & her Neighours, some mischief befel such Neighbours in their Creatures, or the like: partly because some things supposed to be bewitched, or have a Charm upon them, being burned, she came to the fire[?] and seemed concerned. The day of her Execution, I went in company of some Neighbours, who took great pains to bring her to confession & repentance. But she constantly professed her self innocent of that crime: Then one prayed her to consider if God did not bring this punishment upon her for some other crime, and asked, if she had not been guilty of Stealing many years ago; she answered, she had stolen something, but it was long since, and she had repented of it, and there was Grace enough in Christ to pardon that long agoe; but as for Witchcraft she was wholly fre from it, and so she said unto her Death.
"Sect. 6. Another that suffered on that account some time after, was a Dorchester Woman. And upon the day of her Execution Mr. Thompson Minister at Brantry, and J.P. her former Master took pains with her to bring her to repentance And she utterly denyed her guilt of Witchcraft; yet justifyed God for bringing her to that punishment: for she had when a single woman played the harlot, and being with Child used means to destroy the fruit of her body to conceal her sin & shame, and although she did not effect it, yet she was a Murderer in the sight of God for her endeavours, and showed great penitency for that sin; but owned nothing of the crime laid to her charge."
[chaper 1, sect. 7] "There was another Executed, of Boston Anno 1656 for that crime. And two or three of Springfield, one of which confessed; and said the occasion of her familiarity with Satan was this: She had lost a Child and was exceedingly discontented at it, and longed; Oh that she might see her Child again! And at last the Devil in likeness of her Child came to her bed side and talked with her, and asked to come into the bed to her, and she received it into the bed to her that night and several nights after, and so entred into a covenant with Satan and became a Witch. This was the only confessor in these times in this Government."
[chapter 1, sect. 9] "But it is not my purpose to give a full refation [recitation] of all that have suffered for that Sin, or of all the particulars charged upon them, which proably is now impossible, many witnessing Viva voce, those particulars which were not fully recorded. But that I chiefly intend is to shew the principles formerly acted upon in Convicting of that Crime: which were such as these."
Page iv-ix: [from the introduction]
"The author of A Modest Enquiry was born June 3, 1636, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, being the eldest child of Robert and Joanna Hale. ... John Hale studied divinity at Harvard and graduated at the age of 21 with the class of 1657. He was admitted to full membership in the Charlestown church the following year. ... Rev. Hale's knowledge of incidents involving suspected witchcraft predated the 1692 Salem Village outbreak by some 44 years. In 1648 Margaret Jones of Charlestown was the first person in New England to be accused and executed for being a witch. Hale, who knew of Jones, was then a lad of 12 years living in Charlestown; and he recounts in his 1702 book that 'The day of her Execution, I went in company of some Neighbors, who took great pains to bring her to confession & repentance.' [p. 17, quoted above] ... In November 1692, rumors began to circulate that Hale's pregnant wife, Sarah, was about to be accused. ... Apparently this factor was the final proof for Hale that the proceedings had gone too far. ... Sarah Hale died May 20, 1695, at the age of 41, ... Rev. Hale died May 15, 1700."
MORIARTY, G. Andrews: Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, published January 1943 in The American Genealogist, Vol. XIX, No. 3.
[NOTE: Moriarty was incorrect is his guess that Alice's husband was of the Lake family of Chidwall. While it is an error perpertuated far and wide, it is an error. Henry and Alice are presumed to be from England, but no more than that is known. ...amb]
"Henry and [his brother] Thomas were probably members of the LAKE family of Chidwall, County Lancashire, near Liverpool [England], in which family the names of David and Thomas predominate. They evidently emigrated to Dorchester, Mass., in the Lancashire group, which came with the Rev. Richard Mather."
[NOTE: According to Grolier Encyclopedia, church authorities in England suspended Richard Mather in 1633; he left for the Massachusetts Bay Colony two years after his suspension.]
"BUTTS, Thomas. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry LAKE of Dorchester, Mass, and Plymouth, R.I.:
"BUTTS, Zaccheus. Married about 1693 to Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (EARLE)
CORNELL. Zaccheus died before 21 Aug. 1712, and his widow married 2ndly, 25 Aug. 1712, John COLE of Swansea. She died 16 Jan. 1748/9."
"BUTTS, Moses. Married about 1695 to Alice, daughter of Thomas LAKE of Dartmouth, who was born 6 Dec. 1677."
MORIARTY, G. Andrews: The Early Rhode Island LAKEs, published July 1935 in The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Vol. XII, No. 1, pp. 17-24.
"The family probably originated in or about Chidwall, a parish near Liverpool in Lancashire. In the early seventeenth century, a family of LAKEs was residing there in which the names of Henry, David and Thomas, all characteristic of the Rhode Island family, predominated. ... That they belonged to this family is rendered still more likely by the fact that they settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where there was a considerable group of Lancashire men." Moriarty shows Thomas and Henry of Dorchester as brothers. Of Thomas, he says, "Thomas LAKE of Dorchester, Mass. Born in or about 1608. Died at Dorchester, Mass., on 27 Oct. 1678. Married Alice ______, who died on 20 Oct. 1678, aged 80 years. [cites N.E. Register, IV, 107] Their gravestones are in the old burial ground at Dorchester. .... His will, which was made between his wife's death and his own death, shows that he had no children. He left his estate to his brother Henry LAKE, and to Henry's children, with the proviso that Thomas was to have a larger share than the other children." Of Henry, Moriarty says, "Henry LAKE of Dorchester, Mass., Portsmouth and Warwick, R.I., and Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony. Born about 1610. Died after 21 Feb 1672/73. Married Alice ______. His wife was one of the earliest victims of witchcraft mania in New England. Mr. Hale in his Modest Inquiry, referring to witches, mentions 'another that suffered on that account sometime after' (i.e., after Margaret Jones of Charlestown, who was executed 4 June 1648) was a Dorchester woman.' Nathaniel Mather, minister at Dublin, Ireland, writing to his brother, Increase, under date of 31 Dec. 1684, with reference to the latter's book, 'Remarkable Providences,' says: 'Why did you not put in the story of Mrs. Hibbins witchcrafts and the discovery thereof: and also of H. LAKE's wife, of Dorchester, whom, as I have heard, the Devil deceived by appearing to her in the likeness, and acting the part of a child of hers then lately dead on whom her heart was much set.' [cites N. E. Register, XXIV, 384, footnote] As Nathaniel Mather left New England prior to 23 March 1650/51, she must have been executed after 4 June 1648 and before [23 March 1650/51]. The Dorchester town records, under date of 12 (11) 1651, state that it was agreed with 'brother TOLMAN' to take care of Henry Lake's child and to keep it until it is eight years old for which he was to have 26 pounds. .... On 27 (10) 1653, Thomas TOLMAN owed the town money for Thomas Lake's child dead within two years." [NOTE: This was an editing error in the Moriarty article; it was Henry's child.] "Thomas LAKE [Henry & Alice's son] ... was brought up in the family of his uncle, Thomas LAKE of Dorchester. ... He was a soldier under Capt. Benjamin CHURCH in Philip's War, as was his brother David. ... On 1 Nov 1676, Plymouth Colony granted 100 acres at Puncatest (Tiverton) to David and Thomas LAKE for their services in Philip's War, of which David was to have 60 acres (Plymouth Col. Rec.). This land was afterwards included in the bounds of the Pocasset purchase, with the result that a bitter dispute arose between the Lakes and the Pocasset proprietors."
NOYES, Benjamin Lake, M.D.: Private journals, 12 volumes, prepared about 1907-1920.
[These are unpublished journals prepared by Dr. Noyes who did enormous research and analysis on Alice Lake and her descendants.]
[L.D.S. microfilm #0928213, items 1-10, and L.D.S. microfilm #0404232, items 1-2]
Volume IV: page 7:
Dr. Noyes makes the supposition that Alice-the-executed was the daughter of Alice POPE from a marriage Alice POPE had before she married John POPE. Dr. Noyes also makes the guess that the "J.P." referred to in HALE's "Modest Enquiry" was John POPE. He suggests that Alice would have been referred to as a servant in the home of John POPE if she had been his step-daughter. In his supposition, both John POPE and his wife Alice had been married previously, and Alice entered the marriage to John POPE with the daughter Alice who was from a previous marriage.
Volume IV :
Dr. Noyes describes having found "on a lone page, isolated in the back of a thin book in the Mass. Archives entitled 'The Book wherein is contained the several ... transactions ... of the counsill beginning the first of August 1650 to 1656.' The ninth leaf from the end (last page) of the book has this solitary record:
'15: May 1651: The Gov & Magistrate agreed and determined there should be a quarter courte held at Boston the 10th of June next for the tryall of the witches' "
Volume IV :
Dr. Noyes interpretation of the various writings is that it was Alice who was executed because she imagined that she saw her dead baby, and that it was Alice who was approached on the day of her execution by the minister Mr. Thompson (Noyes says William Thompson) and by J.P. (Noyes says on page 7 it was John POPE), and that it was Alice who told Mr. Thompson and J.P. that she wasn't a witch but that God was punishing her for her sins prior to marriage. Dr. Noyes' evaluation of what happened to Alice is as follows:
"Here is a penitent, broken hearted, submissive woman, laying bare the
greatest secret of her bosom, asking forgiveness; yet the damnable tactics
of the fanatical Christian Church strings her up like a miserable tramp
Volume IV, page 8:
"the first volume of Dorchester's Vital Records [was] consumed in 1657 by the Millet fire."
POPE, Charles Henry: The Pioneers of Massachusetts.
[L.D.S. microfilm #0924405, item 1]
"LAKE, Thomas, husbandsman, Dorchester, adm. chh. 20 (9) 1640, freeman June 2, 1641, propr., town officer. Wife Alice d. Oct. 20, 1678, age 70. His [God's] kinsman and servant, Thomas LAKE, called before the church 19 (12) 1659. He d. Oct 27, 1678, age 80. Will probated 14 Nov. 1678, bequethed to thechurch a piece of plate for the Lord's table; to his brother Henry LAKE and his children; to one of them, his cousin [nephew] Thomas L. [LAKE]; to the overseers of the will."
SAVAGE, James: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of FARMER's Register, Vol III, 1884, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co. 1981.
[FARMER was John FARMER who wrote Genealogy Record.]
[L.D.S. fiche 6,019,972; vol. 3, fiche 1]
"LAKE, Henry, Salem 1649, a currier, perhaps the same who was of Dorchester 1658, brother of Thomas of the same [of Dorchester]."
"LAKE, Thomas, Dorchester, freeman 2 June 1641, d. 27 Oct. 1678; his wife Alice who was ten years older, had died 7 days before. Often the name was writ, yet probably not by him, LIKE or LEAKE. His will, made after death of his wife, names no children but gives his property to his brother Henry, and equal shares to the children of brother Henry except that [Henry's son] Thomas should have 3 pounds more."
Henry. If Henry's will or estate settlement could be found, it might shed more light.]
Alice M. Beard (desc. of Alice Lake's dau. Elizabeth's dau. Hepzibah BUTTS)AliceBeard@aol.com
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262. Ralph EARLE14,15,16 was born on 25 Aug 1605 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He was christened on 9 Feb 1606/7 in Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. He signed a will on 19 Nov 1673.17 He died in 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport Co. RI. He was buried in 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport Co. RI. From England to Boston 1634. At Newport RI - 1638. At Portsmouth RI - 1649. Later a townsman of Dartmouth, MA - was one of the petitioners for a charter. 1667 - capt. of troops. He was married to Joan SAVAGE on 29 Jun 1631 in Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.
263. Joan SAVAGE was born in 1606 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. She was christened on 18 Feb 1609/10 in Widford Parish, Hertsfordshire, England.18 She died after 15 Sep 1699 in Portsmouth, Newport Co. RI. She was buried in Portsmouth, Newport Co. RI.
264. William DAVOL was born on 4 Jun 1615 in Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 29 Aug 1680 in Newport, Newport Co. RI. William married Elizabeth "Isabel" Anderson almost immediately after his first wife's death and they apparently left England right away. He first appeared in American documentation in Duxbury, MA on 3 August 1640, when he applied for a parcel of land. In 1643, he was in Braintreen, in 1645 in Rehoboth where he was constable in 1649. On 17 March 1653, William was made a freeman of Newport, RI. He was married to Elizabeth (Isabel) ANDERSON on 29 Aug 1639 in Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England.
265. Elizabeth (Isabel) ANDERSON was born in 1621 in Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England. She died in 1722 in RI.
266. John Odlin was born in 1602. He signed a will on 3 Mar 1685. He died on 18 Dec 1685. He Will Proved on 11 Jan 1686. Of Boston.
267. Margaret died before 1685.
268. Richard SISSON19,11 was born about 1608 in Yorks, Wales, England. He signed a will on 18 Oct 1683. Son James was listed as executor. It states: to wife Mary, the house, stock and furnishings plus L12 per year; to James, house and land in Dartmouth; to Ann Tripp, land at Pogasett & sheep; to John, house and land in Portsmouth; to George, L5 (George probably had already received his inheritance as eldest son); to Elizabeth Allen L5; to servant Samuel, a mare; to granddaughter Mary (Lawton), three cows, a bed, etc., on her marriage (the usual dowry). He died on 26 Feb 1684 in Portsmouth, Newport Co. RI. According to "Yankee Heritage", Richard Sisson was admitted a freeman at Portsmouth, RI on 17 May 1653. On July 6, 1658 he purchase from William Hall one three-hundredth part of Conanticut and Dutch Islands. This he sold to Peleg Sanford, two years later, with an additional three-hundredth bought from Thomas Manchester. On June 5, 1667 he served as grand juryman in Dartmouth, MA. He was serveyor on Highways June 5, 1671. He became a well-to-do farmer who owned estates in Portmouth and Dartmouth. He may have been a Quaker, as were the earlier generations of his descendants. He was married to Mary about 1645 in MA.
269. Mary was born about 1612 in Yorks, Wales, England. She signed a will on 15 Apr 1690. Will names son James as Executor - leaves to George L35 plus the Bible; to her grandchildren John and Mary L35, the remainder equally to Elizabeth Allen, Ann Tripp and granddaughter Mary. The house Mary lived in had already been transferred to James. She died on 2 Jan 1692 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.
270. Arthur HATHAWAY was born about 1638 in England. He died on 11 Dec 1711 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA. He was married to Sarah COOKE on 20 Nov 1652 in Plymouth, MA.
271. Sarah COOKE was born before 1635 in Plymouth, MA. She died on 26 Feb 1712 in Probably Dartmouth, MA.
516. Henry NORTON was born about 20 Jun 1569 in Sharpenhoe, England. 13 years, 8 months, and 20 days old at the death of his father. He died. He was married to Sarah LAWSON on 29 Jan 1613 in Streatly, Bedford, England.
517. Sarah LAWSON was born about 1575 of Beds, England.
520. LAKE. He was married.
524. Raulphe EARLE was born about 1580 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He died on 20 Mar 1657 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He was buried on 20 Mar 1657 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He was married to Margaret BROWN on 25 Aug 1605 in England.
525. Margaret BROWN was born in Jun 1581 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. She was christened in Jun 1581 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. She died in 1647. She was buried on 17 Nov 1647 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. A twin.
526. Richard SAVAGE was born in 1559 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He died on 17 Dec 1637 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He was buried on 17 Dec 1637 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He was married to Mary ISACKE on 14 Jan 1599/1600 in Widford Parish, Hertsfordshire, England.
527. Mary ISACKE was born about 1563 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. She died in May 1636. She was buried on 5 May 1636 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. A widow.
528. Thomas DEVOL was born on 18 Sep 1565 in Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England. Children based on conjecture from parish records as of 1995. He was married to Alyce ELDRED on 14 Jun 1590.
529. Alyce ELDRED.
540. Arthur HATHAWAY was born about 1605 in Wales. He died in MA.
541. Unknown was born about 1616 in England.
542. John COOKE was born in 1607 in Leiden, South Holland, Holland.20 He was christened on 1 Jan 1607 in Leiden, South Holland, Holland. He died on 23 Nov 1695 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.21 John Cooke accompanied his father, Francis Cooke, on the 1620 Mayflower voyage. Occupation- farmer. He became a deacon of the Plymouth Church in the 1630's but was excommunicated from that church about 1657. He became a Baptist. He was a Deputy for the Darmouth Magistrate. He was also an advisor for the defense against the Indians (Dartmouth).
Perhaps the oddest runaway servant case occurred in 1643. Joseph Billington, a young servant, was brought before the Court for frequently running away from John Cooke, his master. It seemed that Billington was always running home to his family. The boy was ordered back to his master and his parents were sentenced to sit in the stocks. They were ordered to sit in the stocks for every day they received their son at their house. In addition, Benjamin Eaton, a man who was living with Joseph Billington's parents would also have to sit in the stocks if he continued to "counsell, entice, or enveagle the said Joseph from his said master" (ibid.:58). We can never know if the boy was running away or just visiting his family. In either case, the child servant was not punished. It was the responsibility of the adults to prevent him from leaving his master.
The Last will and Testament of John Cook of the town of Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll:
I being weake of Body but of sound and Perfect memory, have Disposed of my Estate which God hath been pleased to bestow upon me in manner following: that is to say In the first place I give to my Son in-law Arthur Hathaway & his wife Sarah my Daughter all my land in the point at or Near the Burying place in Dartmouth the which I bought of John Russell to them their heires and Assignes for Ever: And also I give unto my Son in-law Stephen west and his wife Mercey my Daughter one full Third part of a whole Share of lands in the Township of Dartmouth with all my houseing and Orchards "hereunto belonging: with all the priviledges & appur=ces belonging to the same to them their heires & Assignes for ever They to possess the same after the Decease of my wife Sarah Allso I give unto Jonathan Delano. one Third part of a share of meadow Caled the ffreemens Meadow Lyeing within the Township of Rochester to him his heires & assigne for Ever: Allso I give to my Grandson Thomas Taber my little Island Caled & Known by the Name of Ram Island Lying in Cushnat River in Dartmouth with one third part of my Share of Meadow Called the ffreemens Meadow Lyeing in the Township of Rochester. to him his heires & assignee for Ever and I give to my said Grand son my Gun & sword Allso I give to my Grand Daughter Hester Perry One feather Bed & Bolster, All the Rest & Residue of Estate Goods & Chattles of what Sort or Kind so ever I Give & bequeath uto my Loveing wife Sarah to use. & Dispose of the same as she shall see good And I make my said wife Sole Executrix of this my Last will & Testament: In witness whereof I the said John Cooke have hereunto sett my hand & seale this Ninth Day of November 1694 in the presence of
Aaron Savory O his mark
John Cooke (seal) Thomas Taber
He was married to Sarah WARREN on 28 Mar 1634 in Plymouth, MA.22
543. Sarah WARREN was born about 1614 in England. She died after 15 Jul 1696 in Plymouth, MA.
1032. Thomas NORTON Jr. was born in 1532 in London, Middlesex, England. He died on 10 Mar 1583/84 in Sharpenhoe, England. Member of Parliment, lawyer and poet. His will was proved by Thomas Cranmer, the Registrar of Canterbury. He was married to Alice CRANMER about 1568.
1033. Alice CRANMER23 was born about 1536 of Chestnut, Herts, England. She died in 1601/2 in Chestnut, England. Second wife. Alice was a widow and insane in 1602.
1048. William EARLE was born about 1554 in Of Bishops, Stortford, Herts., England. He was married to Margaret MADLE on 5 Oct 1572 in Barkway, Hertfordshire, England.
1049. Margaret MADLE was born about 1551 in Of Bishops, Stortford, Herts., England.
1050. George BROWN was born about 1555 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He died after 1613. He was married to Elizabeth LAWE on 2 Oct 1580 in Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.
1051. Elizabeth LAWE was born about 1559 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. She was buried in Feb 1612 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. She died on 6 Feb 1612 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England.
1054. Thomas ISACKE was born about 1559 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. He died before 14 Jan 1599/1600. He was married to Unknown.
1056. Richard DEVOL (DEVILL) was born in 1530. Children based on conjecture from parish records at this time (1995)) He was married to Margaret IDEN on 6 Oct 1560 in Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England.
1057. Margaret IDEN died on 30 Nov 1581.
1080. Thomas HATHAWAY was born in 1560 of Kingscote, Gloucester, England. He died in 1610 in London, Middlesex, England. He was married to Margaret about 1594 in Glouchester, England.
1081. Margaret was born about 1573 of Kingscote, Gloucester, England. She died in 1630 in Kingscote, Gloucester, England.
1084. Francis COOKE was born about 1584. He died on 7 Apr 1663 in Plymouth, MA. A 1620 passenger on the Mayflower. Signed the Mayflower Compact.
Occupations: Woolcomber, landowner, and at Plymouth - a Land Owner and Highway Surveyor. His wife came to America on the the ship Anne wtih their children Jane and Jacob.
The Dutch records in Leyden show the names of Franachoic Couck and bride Hester Mahieu. Witnesses to the marriage were Walloons.
Francis Cooke and his son, John, left Holland in July 1620 on the Speedwell, leaving behind his wife and other children. In England, father and son transferred to the Mayflower and they set sail from Plymouth, England in September 1620 (Ibid, p. 67)
Francis Cooke came on the Mayflower with his eldest son John in 1620 and as such was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. His wife, Hester, soon followed on the Anne in 1623. She brought with her three additional children: Jacob, Jane, and Hester. Another child, Mary, was born in 1626.
Francis Cooke was also listed on the original list of freemen for Plymouth and was found on this list again in 1633, 1637 and 1658. As a freemen he had several duties which were thrust upon him. He served twice on the Grand Inquest, once in 1638 and a second time in 1640. Cooke also served on numerous juries from the years 1638-48. His most notable case was that of Allis Bishop. She admitted to murdering her four year old daughter by slashing her throat and windpipe with a knife. His major service to the community, however, seemed to come in the highway realm. In 1937 he was appointed to the committee to lay out highways. He followed this appointment with the job of surveyor of the highways for Plymouth in 1641, 1642 and again in 1645. He even served on a committee to find the best route for a new road.
There is no record or what kind of work Cooke was engaged in. He did have and apprentice, John Harmon, for seven years starting in 1636. Francis Cooke was also on the 1643 Plymouth list of those who were able to bear arms.
Francis Cooke was not as active in court as his jury duty. He won a judgment against John Browne, the elder, for abusing his cattle. Along with twelve others, he was given 4 black heifers and two shee goats in the 1627 cattle division. Cooke appears to have been granted many different parcels of land in and around Plymouth. Some of this land he gave to his sons Jacob and John, which they sold portions of. Francis even sold some land to William Bradford. His neighbors included Isaak Allerton, Edward Winslow, and Thomas Prence as well as his 2 sons John and Jacob.
The will of Francis Cooke, dated 7 October 1659, leaves all his possessions to his wife Hester with Hester and his son John as joint executors of the will. John Aldin and John Howland were witnesses to the will. Francis Cooke passed away on 7 April 1663 at the age of approximately 80. An inventory was taken of his possessions by Ephraim Tinkham and William Crow on 1 May 1663. His total net worth at that time was 86 pounds, 11 shillings, and 1 pence.
He was married to Hester MAHIEU on 30 Jun 1603 in Leyden, South Holland, Holland.
1085. Hester MAHIEU was born about 1585 in Leyden, South Holland, Holland. She died on 18 Jun 1666 in Plymouth, MA.
1086. Richard WARREN was born in 1579/80 in London, Middlesex, England.24 He died in 1628 in Plymouth, MA.25 He was buried in Plymouth, MA. Richard Warren appears to have been a merchant, who resided in London, and became associated with the Pilgrims and the Mayflower through the Merchant Adventurers. Richard Warren participated in several of the early explorations made by the Pilgrims in 1620, while looking for a place to settle. He appears by land records to have been fairly well-to-do.
When he came over on the Mayflower, he left behind his wife and five daughters, planning to have them sent over after things were more settled in the Colony. His wife and daughters arrived in America in 1623, on the ship Anne.
Nathaniel Morton wrote in his book New England's Memorial, first published in 1669, the following about Richard Warren:
This year  died Mr. Richard Warren, who was an useful instrument and during his life bare a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the first settlement of the Plantation of New Plymouth.
Richard Warren is an ancestor to many famous Americans. Among them are Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt; and Alan B. Shepard, Jr., the first American in space and fifth man to walk on the moon. A published lineage showing Winston Churchill as a descendant of Richard Warren has a questionable generation and is most likely in error. However, Winston Churchill does appear to be a descendant of Mayflower passenger John Howland's brother Arthur.
Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families in Progress: Richard Warren for Four Generations (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991).
Ruth Berg Walsh, "The Search for Pilgrim Richard Warren's Parentage," Mayflower Quarterly, 51:109-112.
Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Its History and Its People, 1620-1691 (Salt Lake City: Ancestor Publishers, 1986).
Nathaniel Morton, New England's Memorial (Cambridge, 1669).
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, ed. Samuel Morison (New York: Random House, 1952).
He was married to Elizabeth.
1087. Elizabeth was born in 1583 in England.26 She was christened in 1583 in England. She died on 2 Oct 1673 in Plymouth, MA. She was buried on 24 Oct 1673 in Plymouth, MA. There is significant dispute that Elizabeth is the mother of Mary Warren. She may be the second wife of Richard. She came to the new world with Richard's four daughters and bore him two sons in Plymouth.
She appears to be decended from King Edward I of England (Rixford), but there is some question also that she was the wife of Richard Warren of the Mayflower (Genealogies of Mayflower Families, vol III, GPC 1985; pg 619).
Susan Roser, in "Mayflower Births and Deeds" Vol 2 (1992) footnotes on page 455 cites Plymouth Church Record 8:35 as saying "Mistris Elizabeth Warren, an aged widdow, aged above 90 years, deceased on the second of October, 1673, whoe , having lived a godly life, came to her grave as a shoke of corn fully ripe." If accurate, this would indicate that
Elizabeth Warren was born in 1583 or before. As such, she could have easily been the mother of Mary Warren (daughter of Richard Warren of the Mayflower), a Churchill ancestor.
Roser also says that "Wife Elizabeth's maiden name has not been found. LDS cites it as Jouatt and Rixford cites it as Jouett. Rixford suggests that Jouett is Jewett.
Rixford cites "Jewetts in America" by Fredrick Clark Jewett and Harlean Society Records Vol xviii, "Jewetts of England and America".
March 7, 1636-7 (PCR 1:54) *It is agreed vpon, by the consent of the whole Court, that Elizabeth Warren, widdow, the relict of Mr Richard Warren, deceased, shalbe entred, and stand, and bee purchaser instead of her said husband, as well because that (hee dying before he had pformed the said bargaine) the said Elizabeth pformed the same after his decease, as also for the establising of the lotts of landes giuen formly by her vnto her sonnes in law, Richard Church, Robert Bartlett, and Thomas Little, in marriage wth their wiues, her daughters.
2064. Thomas NORTON was born about 1500 in Sharpenhoe, Beds, England. He died on 10 Mar 1582 in Sharpenhoe, Beds, England. He was married to Elizabeth MERRY in 1531.
2065. Elizabeth MERRY was born about 1502 in Sharpenhoe, Beds, England.
2066. Edmund CRANMER27,28 was born in 1491 in Aslocton, England. He died before 20 Apr 1571 in Abroad.. He was an Archdeacon of Canterberry. Educated at Cambridge, he became Archdeacon 9 MAR 1534-5, as well as Provost of Wingham College and the rectories of Cliff and Ickham in Kent. Upon the ascent of Queen Mary to the throne and the imprisonment of his brother Thomas, he fled to Germany and later to Rotterdam. He was deprived of his benefits. He may have returned to England later and possibly fathered a late child there. Robert Waters says that there possibly were other children. He graduated BA in 1513 and MA in 1520 and then entered the holy orders, but did not become a priest.
He was married to Anne (Alice) SANDS before 1534.
2067. Anne (Alice) SANDS29.
2160. Thomas HATHAWAY was born in 1534 in England. He was married to Unknown.
2161. Unknown was born about 1538 in England.
2170. Jan MAHIEU was born about 1559 in Of, Leyden, South Holland, Holland. He died after 1603. Many Walloon Calvinists fled France for England about 1578, some going to the cities of Bruges and Antwerp. When Bruges and Antwerp fell to the Catholics in 1585, many of the refuges went to England. The parents of Hester Mahieu were probably in this group, taking their already born daughters Mary and Francoise. Hester may have been born in Canterbury, although no records can be found to support this. It is quite possible that the father's name was Jacques Mahieu who went to Leiden, Holland in 1590 from London (ibid p. 199). He was married to Jeanne (Jennie) Mrs MAHIEU in Leyden, South Holland, Holland.
2171. Jeanne (Jennie) Mrs MAHIEU was born about 1563 in Of, Canterbury, Kent, England. A Walloon Calvanist..
1. Banks. Volume II, page 22.
2. Arnold. Vital Records of RI. Vol 4., Tiverton Section pg 108.
3. American Genealogist. Vol 12, pg 22 (1935).
4. New England Historical and Genealogical Register July 1931. Volume LXXXV, pages 300-305.
5. Ibid. Vol LXXXV, page 301.
6. Charles Edward Banks. History of York Maine (Successively know as Bristol (1632), Agamenticus (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652). Baltimore Regional Publishing Co. 1967. Vol II, page 22.
7. New England Historical and Genealogical Register July 1931. Vol LXXXV, page 301.
8. Ibid. Vol LXXXV, page 301.
9. Ibid. Vol LXXXV, page 301.
10. Ibid. Vol LXXXV, page 301.
11. Brian J.L. Berry, Ph.D. A Sisson Ancestry. 1991.
12. American Genealogist. No. 12, page 17 by G Andrews Moriarty.
13. Ibid. No. 12 Pg 17.
14. John Osborne Austin.
15. Pliny Earle. Ralph Earle and His Descendants. 1888.
16. New Yor Genealogical and Biographical Register. October 1936 by Dr. Spencer Miller.
17. Pliny Earle. Ralph Earle and His Descendants. 1888. E-mail from Janet O. Anderson JANR67A@prodigy.com
18. Ibid. E-mail from Janet O. Anderson JANR67A@prodigy.com
19. Brian J. L. Berry, Ph.D>. A Sisson Ancestry. 1991.
20. Pg. 67.
21. Ibid. Pg. 67.
22. Ibid. Pg. 67.
23. Floyd L. Cranmer Jr.. A Genealogical Record of the Kindred Families of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. Email Message 3/31/99FLOYDCRAN@prodigy.net
24. lds (london & middlesex are different locs.
25. lds (seems unrealistic- 94 years old ???).
27. Floyd L. Cranmer Jr.. A Genealogical Record of the Kindred Families of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. Email Message 3/31/99FLOYDCRAN@prodigy.net
28. Robert Edmond Chester Waters. Genealogical Memoirs of the Kindred Families of Thomas Cranmer and Thomas Wood. LDS Microfilm (#0496545).
29. Floyd L. Cranmer Jr.. A Genealogical Record of the Kindred Families of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. Email Message 3/31/99FLOYDCRAN@prodigy.net