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)

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