Monday, April 24, 2017

William Shakespeare, First Cousin 14X Removed

King Henry VIII separated the Church of England from the Catholic Church in 1533 and decreed marriage between first cousins legal, leading to perhaps the most complex family tree ever! 


William Shakespeare has no direct descendants, but he is our first cousin 14 times removed.    His mother, Mary Arden, is our 13th great grand aunt, sister to our 13th great grandmother.  Thus his maternal grandparents (Robert & Mary Webb Arden) are our 14th great grandparents.  On his father's side his, John Alexander Webb is his Great Grandfather and also our 15th Great Grandfather.   Richard Webb came to America in about 1629.  He is Beatrice Scofield Syska's 9th Great Grandfather and William Shakespeare's first cousin once removed.


ARDEN FAMILY OF ENGLAND


The Arden Family takes its name from the Forest of Arden in Warwickshire and can trace it's male lineage back to the Anglo Saxon time period prior to the 11th century Norman Invasion.

G1) Ralph De Arden (1373-1421)  m.  Sibell DeBelgrave -  18th GRGR
G2) Robert De Arden (1413-1451) m. Elizabeth Clodshale - 17th GRGR
G3) Walter De Arden (1441-1502) m. Eleanor Hampden   -  16th GRGR
G4) Thomas Arden (1469-1546)  m. unknown - 15th GRGR
G5) Robert Arden (1506-1556) m. Mary Webb  and  Grace Arden (1514-  ) m. Henry Webb  - both are my 14th GRGR
G6Mary Arden (1537 -  )  m. John Shakespeare   (Mary is my 13th great grand aunt)
G6Margaret Arden (1538-1608) m.   Alexander Webb.  - 13th GRGR



Castle Bromwich Hall
John Arden (  -1526), apparently inherited the Arden family's primary estate at Park Hall, Castle Bromwich.   John Arden had fallen in love with Alice Bracebridge (a distant cousin), but his father,  Sir Walter  disapproved.  John was kidnapped & taken to bracebridge Hall.  Arbitrators appointed by King Edward IV, at the request of Sir Walter, permitted the marriage but ordered Richard Bracebridge to give Sir Walter his best horse for trespassing during the Kidnapping.  In 1502 John Arden inherited Park Hall in Castle Bromwich, while his younger brother, Thomas (1469-1546) settled at Wilmcote near Stratford upon Avon.





WEBB FAMILY OF ENGLAND


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G4) Sir John Alexander Webb (1484-1516)  - 15th GRGR
G5) Henry Alexander Webb (1510-1544) m. Grace Arden and Mary Webb (1512-1550) m. Robert Arden   -  14th GRGR
G6) Sir Alexander Webb Sr. (1534-1573) m. Margaret Arden  - 13th GRGR
G6) Sir Alexander Webb Jr. (1559-1629) m. Mary Wilson  - 12th GRGR
G7) Richard Webb (1594-1676) m. Grace Wilson  - 11th GRGR




G4) Sir John Alexander Webb (1484-1516) - 15th GRGR,  an officer in King Henry VIII's army, had four children by an unknown wife,  including MaryAbigail, Sir Henry Alexander  and Margaret.  Our family is related to Mary and Henry.
  • G5) Mary Webb (1512-1550)  married Robert Arden (1506-1556) and had 2 daughters.
    • G6) Mary Arden (1537-) who married John Shakespeare and gave birth to William - see below
    • G6) Margaret Arden (1538-1608 ) who married Sir Alexander Webb Sr. and whose descendants emigrated to America  - see below
Mary Arden Home
  • G5) Abigail Webb (1515-  ) married  her first cousin, Richard Shakespeare in 1532 and had 2 sons- John and Henry.
    • G6) John Shakespeare also married his first cousin Mary Arden (1537 -  ), daughter of Robert Arden & Mary Webb (Abigail's sister), in 1557.  They several children including: 
      • G7) William Shakespeare who married Anne Hathaway and had 3 children. 
        • G8) Susanna Shakespeare married John Hall.  They had one daughter, Elizabeth Hall who died childless.
        • G8) Hamnet Shakespeare who died at the age of 11; and
        • G8) Judith Shakespeare who married Thomas Quinney and had 3 sons, but they all died young and childless.
      • G7) Joan Shakespeare married William Hart and had 4 children who inherited the Shakespeare home and have numerous descendants. 
  • G5) Sir Henry Alexander Webb (1510-1544):    Presumably named after King Henry, he was an usher in the Privy Council of Queen Regent Catherine Parr (King Henry's 6th wife), who granted him lands and privileges for his service. Henry married Grace Arden  (1514)  (daughter of Thomas Arden) and had three children:  Alexander, Agnes and Robert.  
    • G6) Sir Alexander Webb Sr. (1534-1573) also married his first cousin, Margaret Arden (1538-1608)  who was the daughter of Robert Arden.
      • G7) Sir Alexander Webb Jr. (1559-1629) married Mary Wilson (1561-1629) emigrated to America abt 1629  with their family including Richard Webb (1594-1676) (my 11th gr gr).   

Read more about the Webb family in America here:  http://syskafamily.blogspot.com/2016/09/beatrice-scofield-syskas-ancestors.html




Friday, April 14, 2017

Colonist V: SLAWSON, HOLLY, YOUNGS, LAW, JONES- Updated

GEORGE SLAWSON (1616-1695)
SAMUEL HOLLY (1593-1643) &  ELIZABETH (COGAN) HOLLY (1599-1647)
JOHN YOUNGS (1598-1672) and JOAN (HERRINGTON) YOUNGS (1600- abt. 1638)
RICHARD LAW (1607-1687) and MARGARET (KILBOURNE) LAW (1607-1689)
THOMAS JONES (1618-1654)  & Mary (UNK) ( -1650)



27) George Slawson (abt. 1615-1695) arrived on the "Jonas" in 1636 in Lynn MA.   

*Slawson spelling variations include Slauson, Slason, Slosson

George arrived in America with his brother Thomas and moved to Sandwich MA about 1637, then to Stamford CT in 1642.  The name of his first wife, who is the mother of all of his children, is unknown.  In 1680 he married his 2nd wife,  Mary (Williams) Jennings, widow of Joshua Jennings.  George testified at the trial of Elizabeth Clason, accused of witchcraft, stating he had lived as her neighbor for many years and found her to be a woman of peace and without malice.

  • George's oldest son John Slawson (1641-1706) married  Sarah Tuttle ( - 1676) Sarah was murdered on 11/17/1676 with an axe.  Her brother, Benjamin Tuttle, was hanged for the crime.  
John Slawson married his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Benedict in 1680 and followed his brother, Eleazer Slawson, to Bedford NY in 1681. John soon returned to Stamford where he married his 3rd wife, Hannah (Prunderson) Gibbs.  
    • The son of John and Sarah Slawson, Jonathan Slawson (1670-1727) married Rose Stevens (1683-  ), as his 2nd wife. 
      • David Slawson (1713-1779), son of Jonathan & Rose Slawson, married Eunice Scofield (1707-1742/3)
  • George's 2nd son, Eliezer/Eleazer Slawson (1643-1698)  married Susanna Belding (1651-1707) as his 2nd wife.  Eleazer Slawson was one of the early settlers of Bedford, NY founded in 1680. 
    • Eliezer & Susanna's son, James Slason (1680-1759) married Mehetable Ambler (1675-1737)  
      • Sarah Slason (1715-1814), daughter of James & Mehetable Slason, married Stephen Bishop (1716-1791)



George Slawson (1615-1695)- John Slawson (1641-1706) -Jonathan Slawson (1670-1727) - 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)

George Slawson (1616-1695)John Slawson (1641-1706) -Jonathan Slawson (1670-1727) - 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)

George Slawson (1615-1695)- Eliezer/Eleazer Slawson (1643-1698) - James Slason (1680-1759) - Sarah (Slason) Bishop (1715-1814) -Sarah (Bishop) Provost (1746-1791)- John Provost (1767-1853) - BetseyAnn (Provost) Seeley (1807-1856) - Emily (Seeley) Scofield (1843-1927) - Harry Francis Scofield (1870-1956) Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)


28)  SAMUEL HOLLY (1593-1643) &  ELIZABETH (COGAN) HOLLY KENDALL (1599-1647) 

Witch TrialsThe exact year the Holly family arrived in New England is uncertain, but probably between 1630-1635.  Town records show they resided in Cambridge MA by 1639. 

Samuel died in 1643, after which Elizabeth married John Kendall.  Elizabeth was then tried,
 convicted and executed for witchcraft in 1647.  

See more of her story at:  http://syskafamily.blogspot.com/2015/01/colonial-witch-trials.html

The son of Samuel & ElizabethJohn Galen Holly Sr.(1618-1681) married Mary Waitsill (1620-1714) in 1640 in Stamford, Ct.  John Holly served as Stamford's Marshall, Collector of Customs and Judge.
  • John & Mary's daughter, Bethia Holly (1655-1713), married Jonas Weed (1647-1704) in 1676.
    • Daughter of Bethia & Jonas, Abigail Weed (195-1758) married Jeremiah Scofield (1691-1762)
      • Richard Scofield (1717-1772), son of Abigail & Jeremiah, married Marcy/Mercy Buxton (1721-1779)
  • John & Mary's son, John Holly Jr. (1649-1716) married Hannah Newman (1657-1713)
    •  Elizabeth Holly(1697-1742), daughter of John & Hannah, married Nathaniel Seely(1695-1757) in 1722.*
      • Elizabeth & Nathaniel's daughter, Hannah Seeley (1730-1790)  married Sylvanus Scofield (1729-1795)**
      • Sarah Holly (1701-1764) daughter of John & Hannah, married Obadiah Seeley (1701-1745)  (brother of Nathaniel Seeley above).*
        • Sarah & Obadiah's son, Obadiah Seeley Jr. (1728-1775) married Abigail Crissey (1727-1791)**
    Two sisters, Elizabeth & Sarah Holly, married two brothers, Nathaniel & Obadiah Seely.  

    ** The daughter of Hannah Seeley & Sylvanus Scofield, Rhoda Scofield, married her second cousin, John Seely, who was the son of  Obadiah Seeley and Abigail Crissey.  


    SAMUEL HOLLY (1593-1643) &  ELIZABETH (COGAN) HOLLY (1599-1647)- John Holly (1649-1717)- Elizabeth (Holly) Seely (1697-1742) - Hannah (Seely) Scofield (1730-1790) - Rhoda (Scofield) Seely (1765-1806) -  Seth Seely (1806-1880) - Emily (Seely) Scofield (1843-1927) - Harry Francis Scofield (1870-1956) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    SAMUEL HOLLY (1593-1643) &  ELIZABETH (COGAN) HOLLY (1599-1647)- John Holly (1649-1717)- Sarah (Holly) Seely (1701-1764) - Obadiah Seely Jr. (1728-1775) - John Seely (1755-1832) - Seth Seely (1806-1880) - Emily (Seely) Scofield (1843-1927) - Harry Francis Scofield (1870-1956) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    SAMUEL HOLLY (1593-1643) &  ELIZABETH (COGAN) HOLLY (1599-1647) - Bethia (Holly) Weed (1655-1713) - Abigail (Weed) Scofield (1695-1758)- Richard Scofield (1717-1772) - Enos Scofield (1753-1830) - Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) - Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) - James E. Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry Francis Scofield (1870-1956) - Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    29) John Youngs (1598-1672)  arrived in 1637 aboard the 'MaryAnn' with his second wife, Joan Harris, and his six young children.  
    His first wife, Joan Herrington (abt 1600- abt 1630), who died in England  is believed to be the mother of his first 6  children born from about 1619-1630.  
    Rev. John Youngs was a puritan minister who, in 1640, traveled  across the Long Island Sound with a group of about 13 other Englishman, settling in Peconic Bay and establishing the first permanent NY English settlement.  Unlike their father who settled in Long Island, many of John's children settled in Connecticut.


    • John & Joan's daughter, Sarah Marey Youngs (1624-1697) married first Daniel Scofield (1620-1669) in 1645 in Stamford, CT and second Miles Merwin in 1670.
      • Sarah & Daniel's son John Scofield (1651-1699) married  Hannah Mead (1664-1728)  in 1677 in Stamford, CT.
        • John and Hannah's son, Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) married Elizabeth Pettit (1690-1772)
        • John & Hannah's daughter, Mercy/Marcy Scofield (1690-1722) married Henry Lounsbury (1684-1768) in Stamford, CT in 1709.
      • Sarah & Daniel's son Daniel Scofield (1647-1714) married Abigail Merwin (1652-1711), who appears to be his stepsister as the daughter of his mother's 2nd husband, Miles Merwin and his first wife, Elizabeth Powell.  
        • Daniel & Abigail's son, Daniel Scofield (1678-1745) married Hannah Hoyt (1676-1745)



    John Youngs (1598-1672) and Joan (Herrington) Youngs (1600-1630) - Sarah (Youngs) Scofield - Daniel Scofield (1647-1714)- Samuel Scofield (1685-1767) -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) 

    John Youngs (1598-1672) and Joan (Herrington) Youngs (1600-1630) - Sarah (Youngs) Scofield - John Scofield (1651-1699) -Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) - 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 Youngs (1598-1672) and Joan (Herrington) Youngs (1600-1630) - Sarah (Youngs) Scofield- John Scofield (1651-1699) -Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) - Jonathan Scofield* (1719-1788) - Jonathan Scofield (1748-1788) - 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 Youngs (1598-1672) and Joan (Herrington) Youngs (1600-1630) - Sarah (Youngs) Scofield - John Scofield (1651-1699) - Mercy/Marcy (Scofield) Lounsbury (1690 -1722) - Rachel (Lounsbury) Scofield* (1718-1760) - Jonathan Scofield (1748-1788) - 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) 


    30) Richard Law (1607-1687) and Margaret (Kilbourne) law- arrived 1638 with his wife Margaret Kilbourne. 

    Richard Law was the King's attorney in England. He moved to new world after the original settlers and became Town clerk. He served 24 years as selectman from 1641-1664, as Representative for New Haven from 1653-1665, as Representative to Connecticut legislature for 1666, 1669, 1672.
    Richard's grandson - Jonathan Law Jr. (son of Jonathan Law and Sarah Clark) was one of the earliest Harvard graduates and became Governor of CT from 1741-1750.

    • Richard & Margaret's two daughters, Sarah and Abigail Law (1643-1711) (my 9th gr grandmother) married brothers, John and Jonathan Selleck (1641-1713).  
      • Jonathon & Abigail Selleck's son, Jonathon Selleck Jr. (1664-1710) married Abigail Gold (1665-1711).  
        • Jonathan Jr. & Abigail Gold's Son, Nathan Selleck (1686-1772) married Sarah Sands (1696- 1789) as his 3rd wife in 1713.
        • Jonathon Jr. & Abigail Gold's daughter, Theophilia Selleck (1694-1779) married Samuel Pennoyer (1696-1761) 

    Richard Law (1607-1687) & Margaret (Kilbourne) Law (1607-1689) Abigail (Law) Selleck (1643-1711) - 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)

    Richard Law (1607-1687) & Margaret (Kilbourne) Law (1607-1689) Abigail (Law) Selleck (1643-1711) - Jonathan Selleck Jr. (1664-1710) - Theophilia (Selleck) Pennoyer (1694-1779) - Sarah (Pennoyer) Finch (1725-1761) - Jemima (Finch) Scofield (1752-1805) - Elizabeth (Scofield) Jones  (1783-1838) -  Sally Ann (Jones) Scofield (1808-1884) -  James Scofield (1831-1918) - Harry Francis Scofield (1870-1956)Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945)

    31)  Thomas Jones (1618-1654)  & Mary (unk) ( ?-1650) -  arrived before 1639


     He arrived in Connecticut in 1639 to the area now known as Guilford with a group from Surrey lead by Henry Whitfield. They bought land from the Menuncatuck Indians. The group hastily built the meeting house, still standing in 1939 known as "The Old Stone House".
    Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut, Vol. II


    There were several Thomas Jones born circa 1600 who were in New England in the mid 1600's.    At least five are clearly documented.   Our Ancestor is most likely Thomas Jones (abt 1618-1654) that was one of the original inhabitants of Guilford CT.   The date he arrived in the new world is unknown but it was before 1639 when he is documented in Guilford.  One source has him coming to America in 1635 with Mr. Whitfield landing in New Haven CT.  
    On June 1, 1639 the 39 original families to inhabit Guilford signed a convenant. Thomas Jones as well as Francis Bushnell signed that covenant, which is significant because 24 years later, the children of Thomas Jones and Francis Bushnell are wed. 
    Thomas arrived in Guilford, CT at 22 years old and most likely married his wife there.  Her name was Mary, but her last name is unknown.  It may have been Carter or Howard, but that is unproven.

    • Her surname was not North, as Mary North was the wife of a different Thomas Jones who was a Blacksmith living in Massachusetts with his wife and 6 children (see below).

    Our ancestors, Thomas & Mary Jones, had four children, but the youngest, Thomas, passed away as an infant in 1651, a month after his mother died.  After the death of his wife and son, Thomas Jones Sr., returned to England where he contracted small pox and passed away in 1654.  Their surviving children, Samuel, Sarah & Nathaniel, remained in America.



    Thomas' eldest son, Samuel Jones (1641-1704) married Mary Bushnell (daughter of Francis) in Saybrook CT abt. 1663.

    • The son of Samuel & Mary, John Jones (1676-1721) married Elizabeth Dann (1686-1731) in Stamford in 1702. 
      • John & Elizabeth's son, Thomas Jones (1719-  ) married Mary Demille or Daniel.  
    Thomas Jones (1618-1654)) & Mary (unk) Jones (  - 1650)  - Samuel Jones (1641-1704)  - John Jones (1676-1721) - Thomas Jones (1719 -   ) -  Reuben Jones (1748-1784) - Reuben Jones Jr. (1776-1858) - Sally Ann (Jones) Scofield (1808-1884) -  James E. Scofield (1831-1918) -  Harry F. Scofield(1870-1956)-  Beatrice P. (Scofield) Syska (1906-1945) 




    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Colonists Part IV - Richard & Danield Scofield, Pennoyer, Bassett, Mead, Hunt and Gilbert

    1635-1639

    Richard Scofield (1613-1671)
    Daniel Scofield (1620-1669) and Sarah Youngs (1624-1697)
    Robert Pennoyer (1614-1678) & Ealse (Marshall) Pennoyer (1618-1671)
    John Bassett (1589-1652) & Margery (Holland) Bassett (1590-1656)
    William Mead (1600-1663) 
    William Hunt (1604-1667) & Elizabeth (Best) Hunt (1607-1667)
    Jonathan Gilbert (1617-1682)

    Some Scofield Family History:

    Richard and Daniel Scofield were brothers   born in Rochdale, Lancashire England, the sons of Alexander Scofield and Mary Norton and grandsons of   Cuthbert Scofield and Janey Langley.  However, Cuthbert and Janey were not married at the time, thus Alexander was baptized as Cuthbert's illegitimate son. 


    • Richard and Daniel both emigrated to America about 1635 and our family's relation to them is well documented.  Likewise,the relationship in England between Alexander Scofield as the son of Cuthbert Scofield, owner of Scofield hall, is documented. Alexander Scofield is considered to be the father of Richard and Daniel. I have not found any evidence or suggestions to conflict this, but I haven't found any birth or other primary sources to conclusively prove that relationship either.  Further, it is somewhat curious that neither Richard nor his brother Daniel named any of their children after their parents, Alexander or Mary, which was the English custom at the time. 

    19) Richard Scofield (my 9th great grandfather) emigrated from England in 1635 aboard the "Susan & Ellen." 
    Richard initially settled in Ipswich MA and moved to Stamford Ct on an unknown date.  We know that Richard was there prior to 1659 due to property records and according to stamford town records, two of his children were born in Stamford- Elizabeth in 1653 and Jeremy in 1658.  
    Richard married his wife, Mary (unknown) before 1650.  After Richard's death, Mary remarried Robert Pennoyer.    Richard and Mary had four children- Richard, Elizabeth, Hannah and Jeremiah- although the order of their births is uncertain.  

    Richard & Mary's son Richard Scofield (1650-1726)  married Ruth Brundish(1672-1742). Their son, Jeremiah Scofield (1691-1762) married Abigail Weed (1695-1780)

     Richard & Mary (unk) Scofield- Richard Scofield (1650-1726) -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)


    20)  Daniel Scofield (1620-1669) (my 9th great grandfather) arrived about 1639 possibly aboard the Fellowship.

    Some accounts say Daniel came over on the same ship as Richard in 1635, but he is not on the passenger list.  Daniel was however documented in America before 1641 and is considered one of the Stamford Ct. Pioneers of 1642.  Daniel is in the early town records many times and served as Stamford town marshal as well as a Town Selectmen for many years.

    Daniel Scofield  married Sarah Youngs - the daughter of Reverend John Youngs (1598-1672) and Joan Herrington (1600-1630) of Southhold, NY.

    > Daniel & Sarah's son Samuel Scofield (1651-1699) married Hannah Weed (1687-1739)

    > Daniel & Sarah's son John Scofield (1651-1699) married Hannah Mead (1664-1728).
    • John & Hannah's Son, Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) married Elizabeth Pettit (1690-1772)
      • Nathaniel & Elizabeth's son, Sylvanus Scofield (1729-1795) married Hannah Seeley (1730-1790)
      • Nathaniel & Elizabeth's son, Jonathan Scofield (1719-1788) married his first cousin, Rachel Lounsbury (1718-1788)

    • John & Hannah's daughter, Mercy/Marcy Scofield (1690-1722) married Henry Lounsbury (1684-1758)
      • Mercy & Henry's daughter, Rachel Lounsbury married her first cousin, Jonathan Scofield. 


       Daniel Scofield & Sarah (Youngs) Scofield - Daniel Scofield (1647-1714)- Samuel Scofield (1685-1767) -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) 

      Daniel Scofield & Sarah (Youngs) Scofield - John Scofield (1651-1699) -Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) - 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)


      Daniel Scofield & Sarah (Youngs) Scofield- John Scofield (1651-1699) -Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) - Jonathan Scofield* (1719-1788) - Jonathan Scofield (1748-1788) - 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) 

      Daniel Scofield & Sarah (Youngs) Scofield - John Scofield (1651-1699) - Mercy/Marcy (Scofield) Lounsbury (1690 -1722) - Rachel (Lounsbury) Scofield* (1718-1760) - 
      Jonathan Scofield (1748-1788) - 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) 


      COUSINS:

      • 1st cousins: Jonathan Scofield (1719-1788) and Rachel Lounsbury (1718-1788) m. 1746
        •      *Jonathon's father and Rachel's mother were siblings.
      • 2nd cousins: John Seeley (1755-1832) and Rhoda Scofield (1765-1806) married in 1783
        • *John's paternal grandfather, Obadiah Seeley (b.1701), was the brother of Rhoda's maternal grandfather, Nathaniel Seeley (b.1695). 
        • *John's paternal grandmother, Sarah Holly (b.1701) was the sister of Rhoda's maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Holly (b.1697)
      • Ironically, Amy Scofield and Enos Scofield who shared the same surname, wed in 1779 and were actually third cousins.  Their paternal great grandfathers were the brothers Richard & Daniel Scofield.



        21)  Robert Pennoyer/Penniard (1614-1678) & Ealse (Marshall) Pennoyer (1618-1671) probably arrived in 1635 aboard the "Hopewell." 


        Robert was a Turner by trade who came to America when he was 21 years old. He married Ealse Marshall, mother of all his children, by 1653.  His second wife was Mary (unk) Scofield, widow of Richard Scofield.

        Robert settled in Medford, MA, moving to New Amsterdam, Stamford and, finally, Mamaroneck, NY.  He was in trouble with the law numerous times, accused of assaulting a young married woman, for which he was flogged, and of drunkenness.  He also served as a soldier in the Indian war and was, reportedly, appointed Constable of Mamaroneck in 1667.   

        His daughter, Elizabeth, married Richard Lounsbury in 1670 and their son, Henry, married Mercy Scofield in 1709.

        Robert & Ealse (Marshall) Pennoyer - Elizabeth (Pennoyer) Lounsbury (1651-1694) - Henry Lounsbury (1684-1758) - Rachel (Lounsbury) Scofield (1718-1760) - Jonathan Scofield (1748- 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) 

        22)  John Bassett (1589-1652) & Margery (Holland) Bassett (1590-1656) arrived about 1635 and settled in New Haven Ct.  

        There are a 5 Bassett families documented in colonial New England.  The first to arrive about 1620 was William Bassett of Plymouth. He was followed by a second William Bassett 10+ years later who settled in Lynn MA.   Next was John (my 9th Gr Grandfather) & William Bassett who were probably related and both settled in New Haven.  The 5th Basset family was Thomas who settled in Fairfield Ct.  

        Records indicate John Bassett was christened May 17, 1589, in Heyshott, Sussex, England, son of Robert Bassett. However, genetic DNA tests have found a possible connection of both John and William Bassett of New Haven to the Bassetts of Claybrooke, Leicester, England, where the Bassett line can be traced to 1600.


        John & Margery's daughter Elizabeth Bassett (1637-1672) married Isaac Finch(1635-1702).
        • Elizabeth & Isaac's daughter, Elizabeth Finch (1669-1720) married Jonathan Pettit (1656-1720)
          • Elizabeth & Jonathon's daughter, Elizabeth Pettit (1690-1772) married Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769)

        John & Margery (Holland) Bassett - Elizabeth (Bassett) Finch (1637-1672) - 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 & Margery (Holland) Bassett - Elizabeth (Bassett) Finch (1637-1672) - 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)


        23) William Mead (abt.1600-1663) arrived 1635 

        William came to America possibly on the Elizabeth, although he is not on the passenger list (which appears to be incomplete).  He is said to have arrived with his wife, children and three brothers, Gabriel, Richard and John.  

        Meads tombstoneWilliam settled initially in Wethersfield Ct. but moved to Stamford soon there after.  Town Records confirm that William Mead was in Stamford prior to 1641 when he received a homelot and 5 acres.  

        Mead Family Research cites William's birth as either 1592 in Hertfordshire England or 1600 in Watford England.  There is conflicting information regarding the identity of his wives. He appears to have married in England possibly to Phillipa (unknown), probably the mother of his three young children (Joseph , Martha  & John) all born in England.  William's first wife may have died en route or soon after arriving in New England.  Colonial records indicate William married Martha Davis in New England in 1635, probably a 2nd marriage for both of them as one source refers to her as Martha (Baker) Davis.    

        His son John Mead (1628- 1699) married Hannah Potter in 1657 and moved to Old Greenwich CT in 1660.  John Mead is one of the 27 proprietors of Greenwich, who in 1672 bought indian land .  

        John & Hannah's daughter, Hannah Mead (1664- 1721) married John Scofield (1651-1699), son of Daniel & Sarah Scofield. 

        William Mead (1600-1663) - John Mead (1628-1669) - Hannah (Mead) Scofield (1664-`1728) - Samuel Scofield (1678-1707)- Eunice (Scofield) Slawson (1707-1742/3) - 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)

        William Mead (1600-1663) - John Mead (1628-1669) - Hannah (Mead) Scofield (1664-`1728) - Samuel Scofield (1678-1707)-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)

        William Mead (1600-1663) - John Mead (1628-1669) - Hannah (Mead) Scofield (1664-`1728) - Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) - Jonathan Scofield* (1719-1788) - Jonathan Scofield (1748-1788) -  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) 

        William Mead (1600-1663) - John Mead (1628-1669) - Hannah (Mead) Scofield (1664-`1728) - Nathaniel Scofield (1688-1769) - 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)


        24) William Hunt (1604-1667) & Elizabeth (Best) Hunt arrived about 1635 in Boston MA


        The exact date of William Hunt's arrival is unknown but he is considered one of the founders of Concord MA.  There is conflicting information as to whether he married Elizabeth Best in England or America.  

        Their daughter Hannah Hunt was born in Boston MA on Feb. 12, 1639 according to transcribed Boston town records.   Hannah married John Brundage/Brondish (1635-1697) in 1660 in Fairfield Ct.  

        Hannah & John's daughter, Ruth Brondish, married Richard Scofield (1650-1726) in the year 1689 in Stamford Ct. 

        Daughter Hannah (Hunt) Brondish (1639-1721) - Ruth (Brondish) 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)

        25) Jonathan Gilbert (1617-1682)*  arrived in Boston in 1635 from England with his brothers Thomas, Obadiah, and Josiah to Boston.  

        *Our connection to Jonathan Gilbert appears probable but is unproven.  More research is needed although I've currently hit a solid cement wall.  


        Jonathan Gilbert is believed to be the son of Thomas Gilbert (abt 1592-1659) and Elizabeth Bennett, born in Yardley, Worcester, England.  Thomas followed his four sons to America, arriving in about 1639 with his wife and younger children.  Thomas was granted land and settled at Wolleston MA in 1640 and later moving to Windsor CT and finally to Wethersfield where he died in 1659.



        In 1654, Lydia Gilbert, (abt 1610-1654) was tried and convicted of witchcraft and probably executed by hanging in Windsor, Hartford Connecticut.  Lydia was accused of using witchcraft to cause the death of Henry Stiles who died in 1651 when a gun accidentally discharged in the hands of Thomas Allyn during militia drills. Allyn was fined 20 pounds and loss the use of his gun for a year.  Lydia Gilbert was sentenced to death.   
        Lydia is identified as the wife of Thomas Gilbert.  However, it is unclear if she is the second wife of Thomas Sr. which would make her Jonathan Gilbert's step mother, or the wife of Thomas Jr. and thus the sister-in-law of Jonathan Gilbert. Records of Lydia Gilbert's trial and conviction can be found, but there is no record of her death.  Some historians have suggested she escaped with her husband to Nayaug Ct. (Glastonbury), but I haven't found evidence to support this.

        Jonathan Gilbert (1617-1682) (my 9th Gr Grandfather) was at Hartford 1640 and later moved to New Haven.  He was an innkeeper and served as an interpreter between the Indians and English. He also served as collector of customs, Master Marshal of Connecticut Colonies and Cornet of the Hartford Troop during the Pequot war. He married Mary White (1626-1650) first and Mary Welles second. 

        The son of Jonathan and Mary (White), Jonathan Jr. (1648-1696) married Dorothy Stow (1659-1698).  

        Dorothy and Jonathon's daughter, Mary Mercy Gilbert (1680-1757)* was probably the wife of Still John Lockwood (1672-1758).  Although I have not been able to confirm this to date.   Still John Lockwood's wife died before him so only his children are named in his will.  They had 13 children, but most of their birth records only list the father's name.  Several records reference his wife Mary and, in at least one record, Still John's wife is referred to as Miss Gilbert.  One of their sons is also named Gilbert. 

        Jonathan Gilbert (1617-1682) & Mary (White) Gilbert (1626-1650)- Jonathan Gilbert (1648-1696) - Mary Mercy Gilbert (1680-1757)- 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)

        Jonathan Gilbert (1617-1682) & Mary (White) Gilbert (1626-1650)- Jonathan Gilbert (1648-1696) - Mary Mercy Gilbert (1680-1757)- 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)

        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)