7G Grandparents

512 John Cary.322,267  b. Bristol, England in 1610. d. Bridgewater, MA in 1681.

He m. Elizabeth Godfrey, in 1644.230

They had the following children:
256 i. John (1645-1721)
ii. Francis (1648-1718)
iii. Elizabeth (1649-)
iv. James (1652-1706)
v. Mary (1654-)
vi. Jonathan342 (1656-1695)
vii. David343,344 (1659-~1718)
viii. Hannah (1661-)
ix. Joseph (1663-1722)
x. Rebecca (1665-1697)
xi. Sarah (1667-)
xii. Mehitabel (1671-)

513 Elizabeth Godfrey.  b. Bridgewater, MA.230 d. on November 1, 1680.345

514 James Penniman.231  d. Braintree, MA on December 26, 1664. bpt. Chipping Ongar, Essex, England on July 29, 1599.

James and Lydia emigrated to New England in 1630 with the Winthrop Flett with 700 other passengers.346 and first settled in Boston where they were church members and where James took the oath of freemen with his brothers-in-law, John and Jacob Eliot. James was disarmed by the Massachusetts Bay government in November of 1637 because he was supporter of the religious rebels Anne Hutchinson and John Wheelwright. In 1640, the family moved to Mount Walliston (Braintree). James appears to have been a literate and successful small farmer. The inventory of his estate included the following property in Braintree:

a lease hold of Mr. Hoofe's Neck, 15
a dwelling house, 45
a barn, stable, old house and orchard, 70
30 acres of land near mill pond, 70
15 acres near Knight's Neck, 30
18 acres near Weymouth Ferry, 55
3 acres near Goodman Parmenter's, 15
2 parcels of salt meadow, 70 347

He m. Lydia Eliot231, on July 26, 1631 in High Laver, Essex, England.348

They had the following children:
i. James231 (-<1679)
ii. Lydia231 (-1676)
iii. John231
iv. Joseph231 (1639-1705)
v. Sarah231 (1641-)
vi. Bethia231 (~1643->1698)
vii. Samuel231 (1645-1674)
viii. Hannah231 (1648-)
257 ix. Abigail (1651-1729)
x. Mary231 (1653-)

515 Lydia Eliot.231  d. Medfield, MA before July 19, 1676. bpt. Nazeing, Essex, England on July 1, 1610.349

She would have received her inheritance of 5 for her father's will about July of 1628, three years before her marriage to James Penniman.

Her brother was the famous Puritan minister, Rev. John Eliot, known as the "Apostle to the Indians". He translated the bible into the local Native American language.

516 _____ Kent.

Children:
i. John235
ii. Joshua235 (-1664)
258 iii. Joseph (~1635-1704)

518 Peter George. b. Suffolk, England (probably) about 1620.350 d. New Shoreham, RI on January 19, 1694.351,236,352

He m. Mary Rowning, about 1642 in Braintree, MA.353,351,236

They had the following children:
259 i. Susanna (1643-)
ii. Mary (1645->1714)
iii. Hannah (1648-1693)
iv. John (1650-1653)
v. Samuel (1651-<1692)
vi. John (Died as Infant) (1653-)
vii. Peter (Died as Infant) (1655-)
viii. Sarah236

519 Mary Rowning.  d. New Shoreham, RI in 1694.354,236 bpt. Hundon, Suffolk, England on August 12, 1613.354,351

Mary first married Simon Ray in Hundon, England and emigrated to New England after her father's death in 1640. She settled in Braintree, MA with her first husband till his death in 1641. She next married Peter George, another resident of Braintree and left with with him to settle Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island.

522 Edward Fitz Randolph.170  d. Piscataway, NJ about 1675. bpt. Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, England on July 5, 1607.355

Edward came to New England in 1630 with the 700 passengers in the Winthrop Fleet. He settled first in Scituate, MA where he was married. The diary of Rev. Lothrop records that Edward built the 38th house in Scituate in 1636. In the spring of 1639, they moved to Barnstable, MA as some of the first settlers of that town. He was bequeathed ten pounds in the will of his father in England in 1647, "if he cum to demand it". In 1649, they moved again to a "great double lot" in West Barnstable containing 120 acres of upland. Again in 1669, with his wife and six of his children, he moved to Piscataway, NJ, leaving behind his son Nathaniel and daughters, Mary and Hannah, wife of Jasper Taylor. Elizabeth and Edward were buried in St. James churchyard in Piscatway, where, during the Revolution, breastworks where built to defend aginst the Brittish. After the war, when the breastworks were dismantled, the former grave markers could not be located.

He m. Elizabeth Blossom356, on May 10, 1637 in Scituate, MA.170

They had the following children:
i. Nathaniel170 (-1640)
ii. Nathaniel170 (-1714)
iii. Mary170 (-~1649)
261 iv. Hannah
v. Mary170 (1650-1738)
vi. John170 (-1653)
vii. John170
viii. Joseph170 (-~1726)
ix. Elizabeth170 (1657-)
x. Thomas170 (1659-1745)
xi. Hope170 (1661-)
xii. Benjamin170 (1663-1746)

523 Elizabeth Blossom.356  b. Leyden, Holland in 1620.170 d. New Jersey in 1713.

524 Edward Sturgis.240  d. Sandwich, MA in October 1695. bpt. Woodnesborough, Kent, England on January 30, 1614.

He was chosen constable of Yarmouth in 1640. He was reported to be a man of education and was active in the affairs of the colony and it is said that he owned more plate than everyone else in Yarmouth combined. He was Surveyor of Highways in 1646. In July of 1646, he was liicensed to keep a tavern and draw wine in Yarmouth. In 1650, 1655 and 1658, he was a member of the Grand Enquest.

In 1663, the following record appeared in Plymouth, "In regard to much abuse of liquors in the town of Yarmouth, this court doth call in any license formerly given to Edward Sturgis, Sr. and do require that he forbare to draw wine or liquors for the future without further order from the court." He was elected a Deputy to the General Court in 1665, 1666, 1667 and 1672 and was a selectman of Yarmouth in 1667 and 1670, possibly as a credit to his liberality as a tavern keeper. In 1668, he was ordered to come into General Court to "give reason why he was bringing such great quantities of liquor into the colonie." In 1670, "Edward Sturgis Sen'r is allowed to keep an ordinary at Yarmouth and required to keep good orders in his house in that respect, that rude fellows be not found or suffered there to misdemean themselves." In 1676, Edward Sr. and Edward Jr. were among the largest taxpayers of the town of Yarmouth paying 7-11s-3d and 6-14s-1d respectively.

His estate was administered by his son Thomas in 1695.

He m. Elizabeth Hinckley240,357, about 1640 in Barnstable, MA.

They had the following children:
i. Samuel240 (~1641-1675)
ii. Edward240 (~1642-1678)
iii. unamed (Died as Infant) (~1644-)
iv. Mary240
v. Elizabeth240 (1648-)
vi. Joseph240 (1650-1650)
vii. John? (~1652-)
viii. Hannah240 (~1654-)
ix. Sarah240 (~1656-)
262 x. Thomas (1659-1708)

525 Elizabeth Hinckley.240,357  d. in 1679. bpt. Harrietsham, Kent, England on September 20, 1617.

She came from England with the family of her uncle, Samuel Hinckley in the ship "Hercules" in March of 1635, shortly after the death of her father in England. Her cousin was the well-known Governor Thomas Hinckley of Plymouyh Colony who settled two estates of the children of Edward Sturgis. She lived with the family of her uncle Samuel in Scituate and Barnstable before her marriage to Edward Sturgis in 1640.

526 Barnabus Lothrop.241  b. Scituate, MA in 1636.126,358 d. on October 26, 1713.126 bpt. Scituate, MA on June 6, 1636.

He was the first probate judge in Barnstable; a deputy to the General Court from 1675-1682; Judge of Common Pleas in 1695. He was a counselor in 1692 to represent New Plymouth under the new colonial charter. He is buried in Barnstable near the county jail and the inscription was very legible in 1884.

On June 1, 1688, the town of Barnstable granted Barnabus a piece of land at Sand Neck next to Welles Creek which had originally been given to the town by Governor Hinckly.359

On January 14, 1692, he was granted 5 acres by the town of Barnstable in the division of the common meadows.359

He m. Susannah Clark241,360, on November 3, 1658.126,361

They had the following children:
i. John241 (1659-1666)
263 ii. Abigail (1660-)
iii. Barnabus241 (1663-1732)
iv. Susannah241 (1665-)
v. John241 (1667-1695)
vi. Nathaniel241 (1669-1700)
vii. Bathshua241 (1671-)
viii. Anna241 (1673-)
ix. Thomas241 (1675-1675)
x. Mercy241 (1676-1677)
xi. Sarah241
xii. Thankful241
xiii. James (Died as Child)
xiv. Samuel241 (Died as Child)

527 Susannah Clark.241,360  b. in 1642.126 d. on September 28, 1697.126,241,360

528 Chad Brown.243,78 b. England. d. in 1665.

In the book ' Genealogical Gleanings in England' by Hebry F. Waters, page 708, is the following paragraph:

"Md the xth day of June in the xijth yere of the reigne of or Sauraine Lady Quene Elizabethe etc.- Chadde Browne the sone of Arthure Browne of Melcheborne in the Countie off Bedford yoeman hathe put himself ap'rentice wth Leonrd Omston of North'ton Curriar, ffrom the day off the makinge hereof unto the ende and terme off eight yeres...."

The following comments were made by Waters, "The year is A.D. 1570, and the apprentice was doubtless 14 years old. It is well known that a Chad Browne came" to Boston" in 1638, in the ship Martha, when his oldest son, John was eight years old" ; that he settled in Providence the same year; that he and his son and grandson were successively elders in the Baptist Church...etc...etc

It is hardly probable that the apprentice, Chad, was the emmigrant, as he would have been over seventy when his son was born.

He m. Elizabeth Sharpanowe78, on September 11, 1626 in High Wycombe, Bucks, England.

They had the following children:
i. James243,78 (>1626-~1682)
ii. Jeremiah243,78 (>1626-<1690)
iii. Judah243,78 (>1626-1663)
iv. John243,78 (1629-1706)
264 v. Daniel (~1634-1710)

529 Elizabeth Sharpanowe.78 d. in 1672.

530 Benjamin Hearnden.362,363 d. Providence, RI in 1687.

Benjamin was probably living in Essex County, Massachusetts in December 1647 when he was presented in Lynn for beating his wife, as witnessed by Ezekiel Gilbert and Henry Collins. Apparently, Elizabeth was not free from scandal herself. She was presented for stealing clothes from Mary Pray and was ordered to make double restitution. (Essex Court Files, 1:133,137)

Benjamin first appears in Providence, Rhode Island in 1651 when he had a privilege of 25 acres for which he paid and received quittance in March. He was taxed 4 shillings in June of 1652. On October 27, 1656, Providence. "ordered yt William White be accomodated with a house Lot adjoining to Benjamin Herndell his house lot and further according to convenience Ordered yt inlargeing of Benjamine Herndell his lot." (Early Providence Records, hereinafter EPR)

On February 17, 1659, Benjamin was brought into court by a bond to answer to "the breach of peace and fright comitted on the family of William White, of this Towne." William White was also bonded to appear at the next town court in Providence to prosecute Benjamin. (EPR, 15:75-76)

William White of Boston, bricklayer, with consent of wife of Elizabeth, for sterling, "payd by Elizabeth the wife of Benjamin Herenden of Providence" confirmed to Benjamin land, dwelling house, and other housing in Providence on October 16, 1662. (EPR, 4:9-10)

In his Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, Austin states that Benjamin's will was presented for probate April 4,1688 and an inventory of goods and property was taken on May 27, 1687 without citing a source.

On October 20, 1688, "Elizabeth, now wife of Richard Pray, deeded to her son, Isaac Hearnden, the homestead, houses, orchard, etc. which were given her, for life, by the will of her late husband, dated February 1, 1686[/87], of which she was named executrix. (EPR, 5:34-37) It was suggested in an unidentified manuscript at The New England Historic Genealogical Society, that Isaac may have been the youngest child and perhaps this deed was a gift from Elizabeth to get Isaac started in married life. Isaac must have deeded this land back to his mother, because on December 13, 1701 she sold to Joseph Whipple of Providence her "dwelling house and all land thereunto lieing and adjoyneing (part belonged to husband Benjamin Hearnden and to my father William White)..." which was to revert to son Isaac Hearnden upon Elizabeth's decease, but which she had purchased by a deed from Isaac. (EPR, 4:219). This is supported by the Holman manuscript which indicates that on February 10, 1689, "Isaac Hearnden of Providence for a valuable consideration... also for the duty of Naturall love & affection I beare unto my deare Mother Elizabeth Prey... (home stall & house)..."; On June 9, 1701 Elizabeth had made it very clear who owned what: "Whereas there is a fame gone abroad that there is Some person or persons intending to purchase the house & land to it adjoyneing which lieth in ye Towne of Providence... which formerly belonged unto Benjamin Hearnden Senr of said Providence (deceased) and to purchase it of Isaac Hearnden hath no Right... to ye said house, nor inn or to any of the said lands, neither by Reversion nor any other wayes; But all the Right... to the said house & lands wholy belongeth unto me Elizabeth Prey (widow), formerly Elizabeth Hearnden; as may appeare by a deede under the said Isaac Hearnden his hand & seal, and I the said Elizabeth Prey, Doe therefore by these presents forbid all & Every person or persons whome so ever; for Bargaineing or purchaseing the said house and lands, or any part hereof, of the said Isaac Hearnden." (EPR, 5:256)

He m. Elizabeth White362,364, before December 1647 in Massachusetts.365

They had the following children:
i. Benjamin (-1694)
ii. Issac (-1727)
iii. John (-1736)
iv. Joseph (-1694)
v. Mary (-1696)
vi. Sarah (-1677)
vii. Thomas
viii. William (-1727)
265 ix. Alice (1652->1718)

531 Elizabeth White.362,364  b. about 1630. d. after December 1701.

532 William Hawkins.248 d. in 1699. b. in 1609.366

He m. Margaret Harwood?366.

They had the following children:
i. Edward (-1726)
266 ii. John (-1726)
iii. Madeline
iv. Mary (-1724)
v. William (-1723)

533 Margaret Harwood?366 b. in 1612.366

592 Thomas Harris.  b. Deal, Kent, England about 1600.184,250,367 d. Providence, RI on June 7, 1686.184,250

He came with his brother William and Roger Williams in the ship Lyon from Bristol, England in 1630. He was one of the original settlers of the town of Providence, being one of the twelve signers of the Providence Compact of 1637 and one of the organizers of the original town government in 1640. He served the town in many important capacities over the years - Commissioner from 1652-62, Leiutenent in 1654, Deputy 1664-73, Town Councilor 1664-69 and Assistant from 1666 to 1675.250

He was also an activist in the pursuit of religious toleration and went to Massachusetts in 1658 to protest against Puritan intollerance. George Bishop, in "New England Judged by the Spirit of the Lord" describes Thomas Harris' treatment by the Massachusetts authorities as follows:

After these came Thomas Harris, from Rhode lsland, into your colony, who, declaring against your pride and oppression, as he could have liberty to speak in your meeting-place, in Boston, after the priest had ended, warning the people of a dreadful and terrible day of the Lord God, which was coming upon that town and country; him, much unlike to Nineveh, you pulled down, and hauled him by the hair of his head out of your meeting, and a hand was put on his mouth to keep him from further speaking, and then had before your governor, deputy-governor, and other magistrates, and committed to prison without a warrant or mittimus that he saw, shut up in a close room, and none suffered to come to him nor to have provisions for his money; and the next day whipped with so cruel stripes, without showing any law that he had broken, though he desired it of the jailer, and then shut up again for eleven days more, five of which he was kept without bread, - your jailer not suffering him to have any for his money, and threatened one of the other prisoners very much for bringing him a little water on the day of his sore whipping, - and all this because he could not work for the jailer, and let him have eight pence of twelve pence from what he should earn. And starved he had been, in all probability, had not the Lord kept him those five days, and ordered it so after that time that food was conveyed him by night, by some tender persons, in at a window, who, though they came not into the profession of Truth openly by reason of your cruelty, yet felt it secretly moving in them; and so were made serviceable to keep the servants of the Lord from perishing, who shall not go without a reward.

And though he was in this state of weakness for want of bread, and by torturing his body with cruel whippings as aforesaid, and though the day after he was whipped the jailer had told him that, "he had now suffered the law, and that, if he would hire the marshal to carry him out of the country, he might be gone when he would," yet on the morning of the next Sixth-day, before the sixth hour, the jailer again required him to work; which, he refusing, gave his weak and fainting body two-and-twenty blows with a pitched rope, and the 19th of the Fifth month following, fifteen cruel stripes more with a three-fold corded whip, knotted as aforesaid.

Now, upon his apprehension, your governor sought to know of him who came with him, as was your usual manner, that so you might find out the rest of the company, on whom ye might execute your cruelty and wickedness, and your governor said, "he would make him do it;" but his cruelties could not. Nevertheless they were soon found out, who hid not themselves, but were bold in the lord viz., William Brend and William Leddra, who came to Salem as moved of the Lord; and, after they had passed thence, they had conference with a priest at Newbury, at the desire of the people there, before Captain Gerish, who promised that they should not suffer for that conference. Yet they being departed, he sent for them back as they were on their way, and had them before the Court; and, though the Court confessed that "they found nothing that was evil in them," the Witness of God so far answering, yet the Court committed them and kept them prisoners. 368

He was also a surveyor for Providence and laid out various land grants. After King Phillip's War, he was one of five men chosen to determine the fate of Indian captives which was that there were committed to servitude (slavery) for a number of years. This was somewhat more lenient treatment than that of other colonies at the time which either executed captives or sold them into permanent slavery.

The inventory of his estate included among other things 3 pair of cards, a linen wheel, a woolen wheel, an old bible, a gun, scales, compass, 4 horses, 20 cattle, 14 swine and 7 hives of bees.250

He m. Elizabeth Leatherland367, on April 20, 1632 in Providence, RI.184,250,219

They had the following children:
296 i. Thomas (~1640-1711)
ii. Mary (1639-1722)
iii. Martha (-1717)

593 Elizabeth Leatherland.367 d. Providence, RI about 1687.184


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