Tuesday, March 7, 2017

COLONISTS PART III - Waterbury, Jagger, Selleck, Phippen, Newman, Brundish, Rose, Ferris, Stevens

Beatrice (Scofield) Syska's Ancestors First Generation Arriving in 1630'S


1630

John Waterbury (abt. 1620-1658)
Jeremiah Jagger (1600-1658)

1633-1639

David Selleck (1614-1654) & Susanna (Kibby) Selleck (1616-1713)
William Newman (1610-1676) & Elizabeth Bowstreet (1611-1676)
DAVID PHIPPEN (1585-1650) and Sarah (Pinckney) Phippen
John Brundish (1593-1639) and Rachel (Hubbard) Brundish (1611-1656
Robert Rose (1594-1665) and Margery (?) Rose (1594-1664)
Jeffrey Ferris (1610-1667) & Mary (unk) Ferris ( - 1658)
Thomas Stevens (1623-1658)


10) John Waterbury (abt. 1620-1658) arrived in Massachusets Bay Colony in 1630 aboard the "Eagle", part of the Winthrop fleet, with his parents William & Alice.  John is not listed on the passenger lists, but minors were not always included on lists.  

Records indicate he sold his property in Watertown, MA in 1646 and was granted land in Stamford CT in 1650. He married Rose (Taylor or Lockwood) about 1639. His son Jonathan Waterbury (1648-1702) married Eunice Buxton (1650-1710). Benjamin, son of Jonathon & Eunice, married Mary Mead. 


John Waterbury (abt. 1620-1658) & Rose (unk) Waterbury ( - 1684) - Jonathan Waterbury (1648-1702) - Benjamin Waterbury (1694-1776)- Josiah Waterbury (1732-1805)- Mary (Waterbury) Provost (1771-1842) - Betsey Ann (Provost) Seeley (1807-1856)- Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1927)- Harry Francis Scofield (1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

11) Jeremiah Jagger (1600- 1658) arrived in 1630 aboard the Arabella, settling first in Watertown MA., then moving to Wethersfield Ct.  

He married Elizabeth (unk) and moved to Stamford with his family about 1641 as one of its original proprietors. 

Jeremiah Jagger (1600-1658)- John Jagger (1640-1684)- Hannah (Jagger) Webb (1667-1729)- Charles Webb Sr. (1697-1730)- Charles Webb (1724-1800)- Sarah (Webb) Dann (1753- ) - Betsey (Dann) Slauson (1777-1857) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873) - Lewis Slauson (1830-1885) - Sarah F.(Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

12) David Selleck (1614-1654) & Susanna (Kibby) Selleck (1616-1713) David, born in Overstowey, Somerset England, the son of Robert Selleck, arrived in Dorchester MA in 1633.


 On July 24, 1633, John Winthrop's journal mentions the Dorchester arrival  of a ship with about eighty passengers and twelve cows. Prior to it's arrival, the ship had been forced into the western islands due to a leak.  The portuguese inhabitants treated the passengers well and they stayed for 3 weeks, but 20 passengers died from pestilent fever. Once repaired, the ship, crew and remaining passengers sailed to New England. David Selleck was among those that survived the journey.
  

Three years later, on 1 October 1636, David returned to his homeland to marry Susannah Kibby, daughter of Henry and Rachel Kibby.  They returned to New England to start their new life and family. David was a soap boiler, merchant and seaman who settled in Boston, where he and Susanna were recorded as church members in 1644 and their seven children were born. He conducted trade from New England, Virginia, Bardados & England.
 1913 photo of  building that housed the first public
elementary school in North America.   David & Susannah
were strong supporters of the first school
.
David died while on an expedition to Virginia in 1654, presumably killed by pirates. 

Two of their sons,  John & Jonathan, came to Stamford in 1660 and, following in their father's footsteps, started a shipping and trade business. The brothers married two sisters who were the daughters of Richard & Margaret (Kilbourne) Law.  The younger brother, John, was lost at sea in 1689, possibly captured by the French.    
Jonathan Selleck Sr. (1641-1713) married Abigail Law (1643-1711) in Stamford in 1667.  Their two sons also married two sisters, the daughters of Nathan Gold.  Our ancestor, Jonathan Selleck Jr. (1664-1710)  married Abigail Gold (1665-1711). 

David Selleck (1614-1654) & Susanna (Kibby) Selleck (1616-1713) Jonathan Selleck (1641-1713) -Jonathan Selleck Jr. (1664-1710) - Nathan Selleck (1686-1772) - Jonathan Selleck (1720-1790) - Samuel Selleck (1746-1790) - Thomas Selleck (1778-1850) -  Sands Selleck (1817-1898) -  Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

  • He was reputed to be involved in bringing Irish children to America as indentured servants There appears to be some evidence to support this, though I have not investigated it in detail.  

13) William Newman (1610-1676) is believed to have arrived in America in 1633 or 1634 with his parents who settled first in Ispwich, MA.  

William, a shoemaker, was granted 5 acres of land in Stamford in 1642 and married his wife, Elizabeth Bowstreet (1611-1676), also in Stamford in 1644. William & Elizabeth's daughter, Hannah Newman(1657-1733), married John Holly Jr. 

William Newman (1610-1676) and Elizabeth Bowstreet (1611-1676) - Hannah (Newman) Holly (1657-1713) - Elizabeth (Holly) Seeley (1697-1742) - Hannah (Seeley) Scofield (1730-1790) - Rhoda (Scofield) Seeley (1765-1805) - Seth Seeley (1806-1880)- Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1927)- Harry Francis Scofield (1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


    14)  DAVID PHIPPEN/Fitzpen (1590- bef. 1650) & Sarah (unk) Phippen Hull (  -1659) and family arrived on the "Recovery of London" in 1634.
      

    David was born in Weymouth, Co. Dorset in 1585 and married Sarah (unknown) about 1617.   Their first 7 children were born in England and emigrated with their parents in 1634.   The Phippen family settled first in Hingham MA., then Boston where David was granted a houselot in 1641 and appointed constable on 13 March 1646/7.  David died in 1650.  

    Sarah remarried George Hull, but died before August 1659.Their daughter Sarah (Phippen) Yeo Gold (1633-1694) first married Thomas Yeo, but after his death in 1658, married Major Nathan Gold (1623-1694). Sarah & Nathan settled in Fairfield Ct. where they raised seven children of their own including Abigail Gold (1665-1711) who married Jonathan Selleck Jr. (1664-1710). 

    David Phippen (1585-1650) and Sarah (Pinckney) Phippen - Sarah (Phippen) Yeo Gold (1633- 1694)  - Abigail (Gold) Selleck (1655-1711) -  Nathan Selleck (1686-1772) - Jonathan Selleck (1720-1790) - Samuel Selleck (1746-1790) - Thomas Selleck (1778-1850) -  Sands Selleck (1817-1898) -  Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


    15) John Brundage (Brondish) (1593-1639 ) and Rachel (Hubbard) Brundage arrived about 1634.

    John, a tanner, was born in 1593 in Co. Suffolk England. He married Rachel Hubbard in England in 1621.  Rachel Hubbard's ancestry it not clear.  One theory is that she is the daughter of Elizabeth Hubbard, granddaughter of James & Naomi (Cooke) Hubbard. John and Rachel came to America with their children in 1634, settling first in Watertown, MA where John was made a Freeman in 1635, then moving to Wethersfield, CT.  John died suddenly in 1639 most likely by suicide.  


    A confirmation given by his widow states, ‘but Providence so disposing of the aforesayd John Brundishe that before the tym that the mony was due & ye writing(?) confermed He put an end unto his lyf.’  

    Their son, John Brundage Jr.(1637-1697) married Hannah Hunt (1639-1721), daughter of William & Elizabeth Hunt.   John & Hannah's daughter, Ruth Brundage (1672-1742), married Richard Scofield (1650 - 1726) in 1689.

    John Brundish (1593-1639) and Rachel (Hubbard) Brundish -  John Brundish (1634-1697) - Ruth (Brundish) Scofield (1672-1742) - Jeremiah Scofield (1691-1762) - Richard Scofield (1717-1772) - Enos Scofield (1753-1830) - Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) - Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield (1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 

    16) Robert Rose (1594-1665) and Margery (?) Rose - came from Ispwich, Suffolk, England in 1634 aboard the 'Francis' with their 8 children, including 15 year old twins- Robert and John.   

    Robert & Margery were both listed as 40 years old on the passenger list and thus would have been born about 1594, in England, although there is no definitive documentation of their ancestry or of Margery's maiden name.  

    The Rose family may have settled initially in Watertown MA with the other families on the Francis but soon after moved to Wethersfield CT.   Robert Rose is considered one of the founders of Wethersfield.  In 1639, he was Constable of Wethersfield as well.
    Then in 1644 the family moved to Branford, CT. 

    Margery Rose died before 1664 and Robert remarried Elizabeth (unk) Potter Parker, widow of John Potter and Edward Parker.  Robert Rose passed away before April 1665, when his will was read in New Haven court.  

    Robert Rose (1619-1682/83), son of Robert & Margery Rose, served in the Pequot War in 1637, later receiving 50 acres for his service.  Robert married Rebecca (unknown) in 1651 and subsequently moved to Stratford, CT. 

    Rebecca Rose (1657-1728), daugter of Robert & Rebecca married Obadiah Stevens (1644-1702) in 1678.  




    The Rose/Stevens/Slawson/ Selleck family tree is quite complex.  The tree has three sets of cousins marrying eachother.  In 1761 Lydia Lockwood married her 2nd cousin Jonathan Slawson.  Their son, Daniel Slawson married his 2nd cousin, Betsey Dann, in 1796. Then in 1880, Daniel & Betsey's great granddaughter, Sarah F. Slawson, married her 3rd cousin, Sanders Selleck.


    Robert Rose (1619-1683) - Rebecca (Rose) Stevens(1657-1729)- Thomas Stevens (1679-1774)- Rachel (Stevens) Lockwood (1718-1747) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773)- Daniel Slauson (1765-1846) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    Robert Rose (1619-1683) - Rebecca (Rose) Stevens(1657-1729)- Thomas Stevens (1679-1774)- Rachel (Stevens) Lockwood (1718-1747) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773)- Lydia (Slauson) Selleck (1777-1845) - Sands Selleck (1817-1898) - Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


    Robert Rose (1619-1683) - Rebecca (Rose) Stevens(1657-1729)Thomas Stevens (1679-1774)- Lydia (Stevens) Dann (1723-1771)- Nathan Dann (1749-1805) - Betsey (Dann) Slauson (1777-1857) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


    Robert Rose (1619-1683) - Rebecca (Rose) Stevens(1657-1729) Rose (Stevens) Slauson (1683-1727) - David Slawson (1713-1779) - Jonathan Slauson (1736-1820) - Daniel Slauson (1765-1846) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    Robert Rose (1619-1683) - Rebecca (Rose) Stevens(1657-1729)Thomas Stevens (1679-1774)Lydia (Stevens) Dann (1723-1771)- Nathan Dann (1749-1805) - Betsey (Dann) Slauson (1777-1857) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


    Robert Rose (1619-1683) - Rebecca (Rose) Stevens(1657-1729) Rose (Stevens) Slauson (1683-1727) - David Slawson (1713-1779) - Jonathan Slauson (1736-1820) - Lydia (Slauson) Selleck (1777-1845) - Sands Selleck (1817-1898) - Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


    17) Jeffrey Ferris (1610-1666) and Mary (-1658) - arrived in 1634.

    Jeffrey, born in Leicestershire, England in 1610, sailed to America with his wife, Mary (unknown) and first child in 1634, settling initially in Watertown, then moving to Wethersfield and finally to Stamford about 1640.  Jeffrey is cited as one of the pioneers in Stamford at the end of 1642. 

    He moved again and, in 1656, eleven men including Jeffry Ferris peti­tioned to be accepted under the New Haven jurisdiction, founding the town known as Greenwich CT.

    His first wife, Mary, died in 1658 and he married 2nd Susanna (Norman) Lockwood, widow of Sergeant Robert Lockwood.  Jeffrey's marriage contract (a colonial pre-nup) with Susannah pledges financial obligations to the children of Susannah & Robert Lockwood.  Susannah died in 1661 and Jeffrey married his 3rd wife Judith Feake Palmer.  Jeffrey died in Greenwich, CT May 31, 1666.

    Jeffrey & Mary's daughter, Mary Ferris (1640-1708) married Jonathan Lockwood (1634-1688), who was her step-brother and the son of Robert Lockwood & Susanna (Norman) Lockwood Ferris.  The date of their marraige is unknown, but was before Jeffrey's death in 1666, as the marriage is referenced in his will.

    Jeffrey Ferris (1610-1666) - Mary (Ferris) Lockwood (1640-1708) - Still John Lockwood (1672-1758) - Robert Lockwood (1714-1784) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773) - Daniel Slauson (1765-1846) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    Jeffrey Ferris (1610-1666) - Mary (Ferris) Lockwood (1640-1708) -Still John Lockwood (1672-1758) - Robert Lockwood (1714-1784) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773) - Lydia (Slauson) Selleck (1777-1845) - Sands Selleck (1817-1898) -  Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

         18) Thomas Stevens (1623-1658) most probably arrived aboard the Abigail in 1635. 

           He appears to have come alone, although he would have only been 12 years old.  He may be the son of, or otherwise related, to John Stevens who received a house lot in Stamford in 1641, but so far I haven't found any real evidence of a relationship.    

    Th   Thomas married Ann (unknown) in Connecticut about 1642/3 and settled in Stamford having four sons and one daughter.  He died in 1658 while his children were still young.  His estate was inventoried in 1660, but it was not administered until 11 years later, most likely due to Ann’s 2nd marriage at the time to Francis Holmes.  The County Court at Fairfield, CT appointed "ye eldest son", Obadiah Stevens, to administer the estate on 14 Mar 1671.  His son, Ephraim, died young and unmarried, thus his share was divided among the remaining siblings in 1677.  Records includes signatures of Obadiah Stevens and brother-in-law Obadiah Seely on behalf of Esther Stevens Seely. 

    Son of Thomas and Ann, Obadiah Stevens (abt. 1646-1702) married Rebecca Rose (1657-1728), daughter of Robert & Rebecca (Sherwood) Rose.   Obadiah & Rose's son, Thomas Stevens (1679 - 1774) married  Sarah (unknown).  We are related to two of their daughters, Rachel (Stevens) Lockwood & Lydia (Stevens) Dann.  

    Thomas & Ann's daughter, Esther Stevens (abt. 1650-  1711)  married Obadiah Seeley Jr. (1646-1679/80) son of Obadiah & Mary (Angell) Miller Seeley.  Their son, Obadiah Seeley III (1670-1711) married Susannah Finch (1671-1745).

    Thomas Stevens (1623-1658) -Obadiah Stevens (1644-1702) - Thomas Stevens (1679-1774)- Lydia (Stevens) Dann (1723-1771)- Nathan Dann (1749-1805) - Betsey (Dann) Slauson (1777-1857) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    Thomas Stevens (1623-1658) -Obadiah Stevens (1644-1702) Thomas Stevens (1679-1774)- Rachel (Stevens) Lockwood (1718-1747) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773)Daniel Slauson (1765-1846) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    Thomas Stevens (1623-1658) -Obadiah Stevens (1644-1702) Thomas Stevens (1679-1774)- Rachel (Stevens) Lockwood (1718-1747) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773)Lydia (Slauson) Selleck (1777-1845) - Sands Selleck (1817-1898) -  Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    Thomas Stevens (1623-1658) -Esther (Stevens) Seeley (1648-1711) - Obadiah Seeley (1670-1745)- Obadiah Seeley 4th (1701-1745) - Obadiah Seeley 5th (1728-1775) - John Seeley (1755-1832) -Seth Seeley (1806-1880)- Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1920) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)



    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Colonists II - Pence, Norman, Hoyt, Strickland, Pettit, Webb, Weed, Finch and Lockwood

    Beatrice (Scofield) Syska's Ancestors First Generation Arriving in 1621-1630


    1621-1630

    Thomas Prence (1600-1673) and Apphia Quickie
    Richard Norman (abt. 1580-1682) and Margaret (Alford) Norman (1594-1645)
    Simon Hoyt (1590-1657) and Susannah (Smith) Hoyt Bates (1615-1674)
    John Strickland (1584-1672) & Jane (Fenwick) Strickland (1590-1663)
    John Pettit (1608-1662) - son of a French Huguenot 
    Richard Webb (1611-1675) and Margery (Moyer) Webb (1610-1676)
    Jonas Weed (1597-1676)
    John Finch (1613- 1657 ) and Martha (Brett) Finch (1618-1681)
    Robert Lockwood (1600-1658)


    1) Thomas Prence (1600-1673)
    came over aboard the Fortune landing in Plymouth, MA in 1621.   Later, he served several terms as the Governor of Plymouth colony and resided in Duxbury & Eastham MA.  

    Thomas was born in Lechdale, Gloucestershire England, in the year 1600, the son of Thomas Prince/Prence Sr. and Elizabeth Todlerby.

    Prence's father, in his will of July 31, 1639, mentioned "my son Thomas Prence now remayninge in New England in parts beyond the seas", and bequeathed him a "seale Ringe of Gold"

    When Thomas arrived in Plymouth, only half of the Mayflower's 102 passengers including just 4  women, had survived.  Ships continued to arrive bringing more family and settlers, but the mortality rate remained high.   

    Thomas Prence House in Eastham, MA -
    Built 1646
    Thomas Prence - House Diagram
    During his life Thomas was widowed three times.   Patience Brewster, daughter of Mayflower passenger William Brewster, was his first wife and their's was the 9th marriage recorded in Plymouth. Patience died in 1634 of Pestilence Fever (probably small pox or influenza) and Thomas next married Mary Collier, who died in 1644.   Apphia Quickie Freeman (1602-1668) became his 3rd wife in about 1646.  Apphia probably arrived in America in 1630,with her husband at the time, Samuel Freeman, who she later divorced, prior to her marriage to Thomas.  After Apphia died in about 1668, Thomas married Mary (Burr) Howes.  In total, he fathered 8 daughters and 1 son.  

    His youngest daughter Judith Prence (probably of his 3rd wife, Apphia Quickie) is documented as marrying Clement Buxton in 1677.  There are however a number of conflicting records regarding the marriage of Judith which essentially have her married to multiple husbands at the same time, thus this pedigree is far from certain.  
    *Judith first married Isaac Barker in 1665 which is confirmed by the Will of Thomas Prence in 1673.  She may have married Clement Buxton 2nd in 1677, but records show Isaac living until 1688.  Further records indicate Judith also married William Tubbs in 1693, which could have been her 3rd husband, but again the dates don't match up.   

    PEDIGREE (Unconfirmed):
    • Thomas Prence (1600-1673) - Judith (Prence/Pirent) Buxton (1646-1722)*- Moses Buxton (1686-1766) -Mercy (Buxton) Scofield (1721-1779)- Enos Scofield (1753-1830)**- Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) -Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)
    • Thomas Prence (1600-1673) -  Judith (Prence/Pirent) Buxton (1650-1722)*-  Eunice (Buxton) Scofield  (1678-1743)  - Eunice (Scofield) Slawson (1707-1742/43) - Jonathan Slauson (1736-1820) - Daniel Slauson (1765-1846) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)
    • Thomas Prence (1600-1673) -  Judith (Prence/Pirent) Buxton (1650-1722)*-  Eunice (Buxton) Scofield  (1678-1743)  - Eunice (Scofield) Slawson (1707-1742/43) - Jonathan Slauson (1736-1820) - Lydia (Slauson) Selleck (1777-1845) - Sands Selleck (1817-1898) -  Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


    2) Richard Norman (abt. 1580-1682) and Margaret (Alford) Norman (1594-1645) my 10th Gr. Grandparents

    Richard Norman was a fisherman and shipbuilder who married Margaret Alford in 1615 in St. Giles in the Wood, Devon, England.  Documents show the Normans arrived in Salem, MA about 1626 with 5 children including  10 yr old Susanna. 
     But the Norman Family was already here in America, having come to the new world in 1623 with the Dorchester Company as part of the Cape Ann Colony.  The group moved to Salem in 1626, built homes and were established when Governor Endicott arrived in 1628.  

    Per colonial records: "Old Goodman Norman and his son and others who owned what they came over on the account of a Company in England called by the name of Dorchester Co. of Dor. Merchants: they had sundry houses built in Salem"

    Richard & Margaret's daughter, Susanna Norman married Robert Lockwood in 1634. Susanna's parents remained in Mass, but the Lockwoods moved to Connecticut about 1645, first to Stamford and then Greenwich. Robert Lockwood was Sergeant of the Fairfield County Regiment in 1650.  He passed away in 1658 and Susanna remarried Jeffrey Ferris about 1660, but she died a year later in December of 1661.   Robert & Susanna had ten children, with their eldest oldest son, Jonathan Lockwood, marrying his step-sister, Mary Ferris, in 1664  

    PEDIGREE
    •  Richard Norman (abt. 1580-1682) and Margaret (Alford) Norman (1594-1645) - Susannah (Norman) Lockwood (1616-1660) - Jonathan Lockwood (1634-1688) -Still John Lockwood (1672-1758) - Robert Lockwood (1714-1784) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slausen (1742-1773) - Daniel Slausen (1765-1846) - Nathan Dann Slausen (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawsen (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slausen) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)
    • Richard Norman (abt. 1580-1682) and Margaret (Alford) Norman (1594-1645) - Susannah (Norman) Lockwood (1616-1660) - Jonathan Lockwood (1634-1688) -Still John Lockwood (1672-1758) - Robert Lockwood (1714-1784) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slausen (1742-1773) - Lydia (Slausen) Selleck (1777-1845) - Sands Selleck (1817-1898) -  Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    3) Simon Hoyt (1590-1657) my 9th Gr. Gr
     arrived in 1629 on the Higginson fleet of Massachusetts Bay Colony, possibly aboard the Lyons Whelp ship.  His first wife & the mother of his 5 oldest children died in England prior to his emigration.  Its unclear if any of those children came with him to America.   

    In 1630 Simon married 2nd wife Susannah (Smith) Hoyt Bates (1615-1674), daughter of Richard and Rebecca (Buswell) Smith, and had 7 more children.  The family is recorded in Dorchester in 1633, then in Scituate in 1635, Windsor by 1639, Fairfield by 1649 and finally in Stamford in 1657 when Simon died.   Susannah married 2nd Robert Bates in Stamford about 1657 and passed away before 1674.    

    Probate records document receipt by 5 of his children:  Joshua Hoyte of Stamford; Moses Hoyte of Westchester on April 2, 1666; Samuell Hoyte April 1665; Samuel Finch for his wife Sarah in April 1665, Benjamin Hoyte January 27 (yr unk); and Samuel Firman for his wife, Miriam on March 25, 1662.  

    Records document that in 1674, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Benjamin, Thomas Lyon (wife Mary), Samuel Finch (Sarah) and Samuel Firman (Miriam) agreed upon the distribution of the estate of deceased mother Susanna Bates. 

    Simon & Susanna's daughter Sarah Hoyt (1646- ) married Samuel Finch (1636-1698),my 8th grgr, the son of John & Martha Finch.  
    Sarah & Samuel's daughter, Sarah Finch married Obadiah Seeley (1670-1745) in 1692

    PEDIGREE:
    • Simon Hoyt (1590-1657) - Sarah (Hoyt) Finch (1646-  ) -  Susannah (Finch) Seeley (1671-1745) - Obadiah Seeley 4th (1701-1745) - Obadiah Seeley 5th (1728-1775) - John Seeley (1755-1832) -Seth Seeley (1806-1880)- Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1920) - Harry F. Scofield (1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    4) John Strickland (1584-1672) & Jane (Fenwick) Strickland (1590-1663) my 10th Gr Gr
    arrived in Salem, with their children, before 1629 (exact date unknown).  John is recorded as a member of a jury in Watertown MA on Sept. 18, 1630 after which he moved to Wethersfield CT.  At some point, he moved to Long Island, but the date is unknown. 

    In 1639, their son, Edmund traveled with Roger Ludlowe and three other men, along with their cattle, from Wethersfield, CT across 70 miles of wilderness and settled the town of Uncowa, now Fairfield.  
    Source:    Fairfield, Conn. Tercenterary,  1639 - 1939,  Three hundred Year anniversary ,pg. 34 - 35

    Edmund Strickland (1610-1670) married Hannah (unknown) ( -1695) in about 1641 and their daughter, Mary Strickland (1648 - 1714) married John Weed in Stamford in the year 1670.  

    PEDIGREE:
    • John Strickland (1584-1672) & Jane (Fenwick) Strickland (1590-1663) Edmund Strickland (1610-1670) - Mary (Strickland) Weed (1648 - 1714) - Hannah (Weed) Scofield (1687-1739)-  Abraham Scofield (1727-1787)- Amy (Scofield) Scofield (1760-1844)Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) - Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 


    5) John Pettit (1608-1662) arrived in Salem about 1629/1630.  

    Conflicting versions have John emigrating with his sister Anne Pettit or his brother Thomas Pettit and family, but neither is confirmed.  The passenger list of the Talbot, indicates Thomas Pettit, his wife Christian and their infant son, Thomas Jr. (born enroute on the Talbot), arrived in Massachusetts in 1629. While records from the Winthrop fleet have Anne Pettit arriving in Salem in 1630 and enrolled in the Boston church on Aug. 1630.
    • Thomas Pettit settled in Salem but was forced to leave in 1639, along with Thomas Hooker and other colonists, who had openly supported Anne Hutchinson during her trial.  They moved into New Hampshire and settled the town of Exeter.  In 1655, Thomas again moved to Newtown, LI, which is known today as Elmhurst, Queens. 
    John Pettit, our ancestor, has not been found on ship passenger lists, but town records show John was made a 'Freeman' in 1631 and a communicant of the Ispwich church in 1632.  He was, further, employed in Boston in 1634 by Oliver Mallows, the father-in-law of his brother, Thomas. Property and church records have the family residing in Roxbury Mass in about 1640 and then moving to Stamford. John Pettit is considered one of the first settlers of Stamford.  

    Born on 1608 in Essex Co. England, the eldest son of Mary & Henri Pettit, a French huguenot refugee.  
    He first married Debrow/Deborah (unk) (abt. 1612-1652), the mother of his first two children, John and Deborah.  John's next married Mary Moore (1610-1657), the mother of David (1554-1657) and Jonathan (1656-1720).
    I have not been able to determine Mary Moore's ancestry.

    John & Mary Pettit's son, Jonathan Pettit (1656-1720) married Elizabeth Finch (1669-172) in Stamford, CT. 
    Jonathan & Elizabeth moved with their son Nathaniel Pettit (1688-1768)  to Bedford, Westchester Co. NY.   While their daughter Elizabeth Pettit (1690-1772) married Nathaniel Scofield(1688-1769), son of John & Hannah (Mead) Scofield and remained in Stamford CT.   

    PEDIGREE:

    John Pettit (1608-1662) -Jonathan Pettit (1656-1720) - Elizabeth (Pettit) Scofield (1690-1772) - Sylvanus Scofield (1729-1795) - Rhoda(Scofield) Seeley (1765-1806) - Seth Seeley (1806-1880) - Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1920) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    John Pettit (1608-1662) -Jonathan Pettit (1656-1720) - Elizabeth (Pettit) Scofield (1690-1772) - Jonathan Scofield (1719-1788) - Elizabeth Ann, 'Betsey' (Scofield) Jones (1783-1838) - Sally Ann (Jones) Scofield (1808-1884) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 



    6) Richard Webb (1611-1675) and Margery (Moyer) Webb (1610-1676)
    Richard Webb arrived in America as a teenager sometime between 1626 and 1629 with his parents Richard Webb Sr. and Grace (Wilson) Webb. 
    The Webb's are said to have come to America with much of their family including:  Alexander & Mary Webb (parents), and their four grown sons and families, including Richard, Henry, William & Christopher.  A fifth son, John Webb may have stayed in England initially, emigrating to America several years later.  


    coatofarms1
    Sir John Alexander Webb (1484 -  ) served
    as an officer in Henry VIII army.  H
    is son Sir Henry John Alexander Webb (1510 -)
    was granted the Webb Coat of Arms in 1577
    by Queen Elizabeth I.  The coat of arms is
    said to have established the family as nobility.

    *Alexander Webb (1559- abt.1629) was the first cousin of William Shakespeare.  Alexander's mother, Margaret Arden, was the sister of William Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden.  In addition, their father's are said to be cousins as well. 

    Richard Webb, Jr., married Margery Moyer, probably in Stamford, CT, and had 7 children.
    Richard served two years as a Selectmen in Stamford and represented Stamford in the Connecticut General Court.  
    Richard owned and operated the first mill in Stamford, which his son Joseph Webb  inherited when his father died in 1675.  Joseph married Hannah Scofield, daughter of Richard & Mary, though, we are not direct descendents of this line.  They were our great grand Uncle & Aunt.

    Richard & Margery's other son Samuel Webb (1662-1736) married Hannah Jagger (1667-1729), probably the daughter of Jeremiah Jagger, and they are  my 9th Gr Gr.  Samuel & Hannah's grandson, Charles Webb Jr. was a Colonel in the Stamford Fairfield Regiment during the Revolutionary war and married Mercy Holly.   


    PEDIGREE:

    Richard Webb (1611-1675) & Margery (Moyer) Webb (1610-1676) - Samuel Webb (1662-1736) - Charles Webb (1697-1730) - Charles Webb (1724-1800)* - Sarah (Webb) Dann (1753-  )  - Betsey (Dann) Slausen (1777-1857) - Nathan Dann Slausen (1803-1873) - Lewis Slausen (1830-1885) - Sarah Frances (Slausen) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud Justina (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 



    Colonists Arriving on John Winthrop's Fleet
    In the spring and summer of 1630, John Winthrop's fleet brought 11 ships to the New England colonies carrying 1000 settlers, livestock and provisions with plans to start the Massachusetts Bay Colony.   The initial group of four ships, led by the flag ship Arbella, left England  April 8, 1630.   The Arabella reached Massachusetts on June 12, 1630. The Jewell arrived the following day; the Ambrose arrived on June 18; and the Talbot arrived on July 2.

    7) Jonas Weed (1597-1676) - arrived on the Arabella.   
     There is some discrepancy regarding Jonas' birth year, but based on John Winthrop's journal and English baptismal records, its probably 1597.  He arrived in Salem, but settled in Watertown MA, where he was made a freeman in 1631.  
    Jonas moved to Wethersfield about 1635 and, in 1637, he married his younger wife, Mary (unknown).  In 1641, Jonas and Mary joined a group of other settlers from Wethersfield to found Stamford CT

    "Whereas there was a dismission granted by the Church of Watertown in Massachusetts dated 29th of Ma[ ] last to Andrew Ward, Jo: Sherman, Jo: Strickland, Rob'te Coo, Rob'te Reynolds & Jonas Weede, wth intent to forme a newe Ch: Covennte in this River of Connecticut, the sade prties hase soe accordingly done with the publicke allowance of the rest of the members of the saide Churches, as by certificate nowe prduced apprs. It is therefore, in this prsent Cort, ratified & confirmined, they prmising shortlie and publiquely to renewe the saide Covenant vppon notice to the rest of the Churches."


    Three of Jonas & Mary's children are our direct ancestors: 

    Jonas Weed Jr. (1647-1704), a shoemaker in Stamford Ct., married Bethia Holly (1655-1713) the daugther of  John & Mary (Waitstill) Holly.   Jonas & Bethia's daughter, Abigail Weed, married Jeremiah Scofield in 1714. 

    John Weed (1643-1714) married Mary Strickland and their daughter, Hannah Weed married Samuel Scofield in 1709.  

    Daniel Weed (1652-1697)  married Ruth Woods (1653-1709) and their son Abraham Weed married Susanna Bell in 1706.  Lois Weed, the granddaughter (out of wedlock) of Abraham and Susanna, married Abraham Scofield in 1752.



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    PEDIGREE:

    • Jonas Weed (1597-1676) - Jonas Weed (1647-1704) -Abigail (Weed) Scofield (1695-1758)- Richard Scofield (1717-1772) - Enos Scofield (1753-1830)**- Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) -Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield (1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)
    •  Jonas Weed (1597-1676) - John Weed (1643-1714) -Hannah (Weed) Scofield (1687-1739)-  Abraham Scofield (1727-1787)- Amy (Scofield) Scofield (1760-1844)Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) - Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 
    • Jonas Weed (1597-1676) - Daniel Weed (1652-1697)- Abraham Weed (1680-1711) - Daniel Weed (1705-1776) - Ruth Weed (unk father) (1709-1773) - Lois Weed (Scofield) (1731-1763) -Amy (Scofield) Scofield (1760-1844)Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) - Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield (1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 


    8) JOHN FINCH (1613- 1657) - arrived on the Winthrop fleet.

    Passenger lists show John Finch arriving with Abraham and Daniel Finch, possibly his brothers.  Abraham Sr., their father, may also have been on the ship them to America, but some genealogists believe that was a transcription error.  Others also believe John may be the son of Daniel not Abraham, but none of this is confirmed.

    What we know is that Daniel, Abraham and John Finch all arrived in Massachusetts in 1630 and settled in Watertown.  In November of 1630, John Winthrop noted in his journal, "Old Finch had his wigwam and all his goodes destroyed by fire,"  which probably refers to either Abraham Sr. or the oldest brother, possibly Daniel.     

    John Finch was born in England sometime between 1595 and 1613.  His first wife is unknown, but died before 1634 when he married Martha Brett in Watertown, who is, most likely,  mother of his last three children.  Martha was born in Kent, England in 1618 and is believed to have also come to America on the Winthrop fleet in 1630, but her parents are unconfirmed. 



    While there is no evidence John Finch lived in Wethersfield, Abraham & Daniel definitely moved there.  Abraham  was killed on April 23, 1637 in the Wethersfield Massacre by Massutunk, a Pequot chief, who was tried, convicted and beheaded in 1639, for the murder.   

    The Wethersfield Massacre  was part of the Pequot War
    that ended with the massacre of hundreds of Pequots and
    destruction of the Pequot tribe.


    John Finch moved to Stamford, along with Daniel, before 1642 when he was granted six acres in the town.   John died in Stamford in 1657, after which, Martha married 2nd John Green. 


    John & Martha's son, Samuel Finch (1636-1698) married Sarah Hoyt  (1637-whose daughter Sarah married Obadiah Seeley.


    Another son, Isaac Finch (1639-1702) married Elizabeth Bassett (1637-1672), the daughter of John & Margery (Holland) Bassett.  Isaac & Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth Finch(1669-1720) married Jonathan Pettit (1656-1720) in 1688.  

    PEDIGREE:
    • JOHN FINCH (1613-1657)- Isaac Finch (1639-1702) - Elizabeth (Finch) Pettit (1669-1720) - Elizabeth (Pettit) Scofield (1690-1772) - Jonathan Scofield (1719-1788) - Elizabeth Ann, 'Betsey' (Scofield) Jones (1783-1838) - Sally Ann (Jones) Scofield (1808-1884) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 
    • JOHN FINCH (1613-1657)- Isaac Finch (1639-1702) - Elizabeth (Finch) Pettit (1669-1720) - Elizabeth (Pettit) Scofield (1690-1772) - Sylvanus Scofield (1729-1795) - Rhoda(Scofield) Seeley (1765-1806) - Seth Seeley (1806-1880) - Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1920) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)
      • JOHN FINCH (1613-1657)- Samuel Finch (1636-1698) - Susannah (Finch) Seeley (1671-1745)-Obadiah Seeley 4th (1701-1745) - Obadiah Seeley 5th (1728-1775) - John Seeley (1755-1832) -Seth Seeley (1806-1880)- Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1920) - James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)- Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)



        Illustration of a typical soldier9)  Robert Lockwood (1600-1658)  arrived 1630 also aboard the Arabella with his brother Edmund Lockwood.  He settled in Watertown MA and married Susanna Norman four years later.  They moved to Fairfield Ct. about 1641.  Robert was the Sargent of the Fairfield CT Regiment and may have lived in Stamford and Norwalk as well.  Robert Lockwood died in 1658 and Susanna married Jeffrey Ferris, but Susanna died only a few years later in 1661.   

        In 1664, Robert and Susanna's son Jonathan Lockwood (1634-1688) married Mary Ferris (1640-1708), who was his step-sister and the daughter of Jeffrey & Mary Ferris.  Jonathan & Mary moved to Greenwich and Jonathan was one of the early proprietors in 1672.  Their son Still John Lockwood (1674-1758) married Mary or Mercy (unknown) and fathered Lydia (Lockwood) Slausen/Slawson (1742-1773).

        Robert Lockwood (1600-1658) - Jonathan Lockwood (1634-1688) -Still John Lockwood (1672-1758) - Robert Lockwood (1714-1784) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773) - Daniel Slauson (1765-1846) - Nathan Dann Slauson (1803-1873)- Lewis Slawson (1830-1885) - Sarah Francis (Slauson) Selleck (1863-1938) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

        Robert Lockwood (1600-1658) - Jonathan Lockwood (1634-1688) -Still John Lockwood (1672-1758) - Robert Lockwood (1714-1784) - Lydia (Lockwood) Slauson (1742-1773) - Lydia (Slauson) Selleck (1777-1845) - Sands Selleck (1817-1898) -  Sanders Selleck (1859-1947) - Maud J (Selleck) Scofield (1882-1968) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)