Robert Mayhew1

M, b. circa 1480
     Robert Mayhew married Joan Bridmore, daughter of John Bridmore. Robert Mayhew was born circa 1480 at Tisbury, Wiltshire, England.1 He was the son of Simon Mayhew.1

Child of Robert Mayhew and Joan Bridmore

Citations

  1. [S339] Ancestors of David Kipp Conover, online http://www.conovergenealogy.com/ancestor-p/p146.htm#i40271

Joan Bridmore1

F, b. circa 1483
     Joan Bridmore married Robert Mayhew, son of Simon Mayhew. Joan Bridmore was born circa 1483 at Tisbury, Wiltshire, England.1 She was the daughter of John Bridmore.

Child of Joan Bridmore and Robert Mayhew

Citations

  1. [S339] Ancestors of David Kipp Conover, online http://www.conovergenealogy.com/ancestor-p/p146.htm#i40271
  2. [S339] Ancestors of David Kipp Conover, online http://www.conovergenealogy.com/ancestor-p/p146.htm#i40271, She was also known as Jane Bridmore.

Simon Mayhew1

M, b. circa 1450
     Simon Mayhew was born circa 1450 at England.1

Child of Simon Mayhew

Citations

  1. [S339] Ancestors of David Kipp Conover, online http://www.conovergenealogy.com/ancestor-p/p146.htm#i40271

John Bridmore1

M

Child of John Bridmore

Citations

  1. [S339] Ancestors of David Kipp Conover, online http://www.conovergenealogy.com/ancestor-p/p146.htm#i40271

Ezra Perry1

M, b. 1625, d. 16 October 1689
     Ezra Perry was born in 1625 at Devonshire, England.2 He married Elizabeth Burges, daughter of Thomas Burgess and Dorothy (?), on 12 February 1651.3 Ezra Perry died on 16 October 1689 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.1

Child of Ezra Perry and Elizabeth Burges

Citations

  1. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)", p 90.
  2. [S342] Ruth Vesta Pope Werner Rosengarten, Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. and someof his descendants in Saratoga Co., NY, p 5.
  3. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)", p 86.

Elizabeth Burges1

F, b. circa 1629, d. 26 September 1717
     Elizabeth Burges was born circa 1629 at Probably In or near, Truro, Cornwall, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Burgess and Dorothy (?) Elizabeth Burges married Ezra Perry on 12 February 1651.2 Elizabeth Burges died on 26 September 1717 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.1

Child of Elizabeth Burges and Ezra Perry

Citations

  1. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)", p 90.
  2. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)", p 86.
  3. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)."

William Swift1

M, b. circa 1627, d. January 1705/6
     William Swift married Ruth (?)1 William Swift was born circa 1627 at England.2 He was the son of William Swift and Joan Sisson. William Swift died in January 1705/6 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.2

Child of William Swift and Ruth (?)

Citations

  1. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)", p 98.
  2. [S343] Mary E. Neal Hanaford, "Swift", p 285.

Ruth (?)1

F
     Ruth (?) married William Swift, son of William Swift and Joan Sisson.2

Child of Ruth (?) and William Swift

Citations

  1. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)."
  2. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)", p 98.

Thomas Burgess

M, b. circa 1603, d. 13 February 1685/86
     Thomas Burgess married Dorothy (?) Thomas Burgess was born circa 1603.1 He died on 13 February 1685/86 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.2
     Thomas Burgess was also known as Thomas Burges.3

Child of Thomas Burgess and Dorothy (?)

Citations

  1. [S341] Barry Hovey Burgess, Burgess genealogy: Kings County, Nova Scotia, branch of the descendants of Thomas and Dorothy burgess who came fro England in 1630 and settled in Sandwich, Massachusetts, p 1.
  2. [S342] Ruth Vesta Pope Werner Rosengarten, Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. and someof his descendants in Saratoga Co., NY, p 3.
  3. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)."

Dorothy (?)1

F, d. 27 February 1685/86
     Dorothy (?) married Thomas Burgess. Dorothy (?) died on 27 February 1685/86 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.2

Child of Dorothy (?) and Thomas Burgess

Citations

  1. [S340] Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass (c 1625-1689)."
  2. [S342] Ruth Vesta Pope Werner Rosengarten, Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. and someof his descendants in Saratoga Co., NY, p 3 "(The Burgess Genealogy by E. Burgess gives her death as 1687)."

William Swift1

M, d. 1643/44
     William Swift married Joan Sisson. William Swift died in 1643/44 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.2
     William Swift came from Bocking, Suffolk Co., England, in the great boston immigration 630--1, and settled at Watertown, Mass., where he was a proprietor in 1636. In the Great dividends of Town Lands,July 25, 1636, William Swift drew No. 14, being a forty-acre lot. In 1636-7 he drew a five-acre lot at "Beaver Brook Plowlands." In 1641, he sold and moved to Sandwich, Mass., the farm he bought there was the largest farm in Sandwich, was owned in 1887 by his lineal descendant, Shadrach Freeman Swift.2

Children of William Swift and Joan Sisson

Citations

  1. [S342] Ruth Vesta Pope Werner Rosengarten, Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. and someof his descendants in Saratoga Co., NY, p 10.
  2. [S343] Mary E. Neal Hanaford, "Swift", p 285.

Joan Sisson1

F, d. circa 1663
     Joan Sisson married William Swift. Joan Sisson died circa 1663 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.2

Children of Joan Sisson and William Swift

Citations

  1. [S342] Ruth Vesta Pope Werner Rosengarten, Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. and someof his descendants in Saratoga Co., NY, p 10.
  2. [S343] Mary E. Neal Hanaford, "Swift", p 285. Will: dated November 26, 1663.

Sarah Pond1

F, b. 11 February 1651/52, d. 4 January 1716
     Sarah Pond was born on 11 February 1651/52 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.2,3 She was the daughter of Robert Pond and Mary Ball.3 Sarah Pond married Desire Clapp, son of Roger Clapp and Johanna Ford, on 21 October 1679 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 Sarah Pond died on 4 January 1716 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 63.1

Child of Sarah Pond and Desire Clapp

Citations

  1. [S320] Ancestry.com One World Tree, online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S320] Ancestry.com One World Tree, online Ancestry.com, This entry has place of birth of Dorchester, MA, year approx. 1653.
  3. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.

Johanna Ford

F, b. circa 1617, d. 29 June 1695
     Johanna Ford was born circa 1617. She was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde. Johanna Ford was christened on 8 June 1617 at Bridport, Dorset, England. She married Roger Clapp, son of William Clapp and Johan Channon, on 6 November 1633 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. Johanna Ford married Roger Clapp, son of William Clapp and Johan Channon, on 6 November 1633 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.1,2 Johanna Ford died on 29 June 1695 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 29 June 1695 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was buried after 29 June 1695 at King's Chapel Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
     She Source: Mary & John Clearinghouse. May have married Capt. Roger Clapp, also a passenger on the Mary & John.

Alt Name: Joan Ford. She was Immigrated by ship in 1630 at Aboard the Mary & John.3

Children of Johanna Ford and Roger Clapp

Citations

  1. [S365] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633: Roger Clap, online.
  2. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 31.
  3. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I.

Aaron Cooke

M, b. 20 March 1613, d. 5 September 1690
     Aaron Cooke was born on 20 March 1613. He was the son of Aaron Cooke and Elizabeth Charde. Aaron Cooke was christened on 20 March 1614 at Bridport, Dorset, England. He married Mary Cooke in 1637; See note re wives of Aaron Cooke. Many sources attibute a marriage to Joane Ford, his step-sister, however this has been disputed and I have not entered this marriage in his record.1 Aaron Cooke married Joan Denslow, daughter of Nicholas Denslow and Elizabeth Doling, circa 1648 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Aaron Cooke married Elizabeth Nash on 2 December 1676 at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Aaron Cooke married Rebecca Foote on 2 October 1688.2 Aaron Cooke died on 5 September 1690 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA, at age 77.
     He Of Northampton, MA. Vol I of 'The Great Migration Begins', by Robert Charles Anderson, discusses the wives of Aaron Cooke (1613/4 - 1690). Aaron had 3 or 4 wives:

(1) First wife unnamed; Pope ('Pioneers of Massachusetts') had said she was Mary, based on the records of the Dorchester church, but those records do not include a Mary Cooke; (2) Joan Denslow (3) Elizabeth Nash (4)Rebecca (Foote) Sm ith

Anderson suggests that the 'first wife' may not have existe d. The need for this wife was based on the thought that Cooke had married a sister of John Strong (since Cooke call s Strong brother in his will) - but Strong had married Abig ail Ford, Cooke's younger half sister. Anderson says that Joan Denslow was old enough to have married Cooke by 1638, and the first child was named Joanna; the records are con sistent with Joan having been the first wife and the mother of all his children. However, the problem is that Joan's mother names her daughter 'Joan Cooke' and that daughter's children Elizabeth, Samuel & Noah; these are the three younger children, born from 1650 on, after a five year gap in the birth of children to Aaron Cooke. So, Anderson retains the standard arrangement of assigning 4 wives to Cooke, with the caveat that the first 2 wives may be Joan Denslo w. ~135

Holman, (Stevens-Miller, 354-56) says that Aaron Cooke call ed Thomas Ford 'father-in-law' which made many genealogist s think he had married a daughter of Ford; actually, the te rm meant 'step-father'. [Muffy Moore, 70253.1251@Compuserve.COM]

Major Aaron COOKE (1610-1690) had four (4) wives, with chil dren by two of them. The first, Mary COOKE, *is indeed * a case of two persons with the same surname marrying eac h other. They married 1637 and she died between 1645 and 1 650. Aaron and Mary had Joanna (m. Simeon WOLCOTT), Aaron (m. Sarah WESTWOOD), Miriam (m. Joseph LEEDS), and Moses (m. Elizabeth CLARK).

Major Aaron married second Joan DENSLOW and they had Samue l (b. 1650), Elizabeth (m. Samuel PARSONS), and Noah (m. Sa rah Nash). Joan died April 1676 and Aaron married 3rd Elizabeth NASH, then married 4th Rebecca FOOTE, the widow of Philip SMITH.

Sources: Maude Pinney Kuhns, 'The Mary and John;' Savage's 'Genealogical Dictionary;' Dorchester Vital Records; Hoo k, 'Lt. Samuel Smith, His Children, and One Line of Descend ants;' Stiles, 'History of Ancient Windsor.'

Andrew Searle 73712.3451@compuserve.com Source for this hus band of Rebecca Foote: Louise Darcey, Darcey@acs.tamu.edu

p. 153, Stiles. From Dorchester and lot granted in 1638. Lot was 10 rods north of Palisado. He also owned a lo t in the Palisado where he doubtless resided during the Peq uot War. Removed to Northampton, 1661, thence to Westfield.

Sailed on the 'Mary & John' with his stepfather's family, g oing with them to
Windsor CT in 1636. He was a member of the Windsor Troop of Horse in 1658,
and a Major of the Hartford Troop in the same year. He mov ed to Northampton
in 1661 and was a founder of Westfield in 1667 and captai n of the
garrison there during King Philip's War.3

Citations

  1. [S366] The Great Miration Begins: Thomas Ford, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/…
  2. [S345] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620 -1633.
  3. [S345] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620 -1633, Vol I.

Roger Clapp

M, b. 2 April 1609, d. 2 February 1690/91
     Roger Clapp was born on 2 April 1609 at Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England.1,2 He was the son of William Clapp and Johan Channon. Roger Clapp married Johanna Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, on 6 November 1633 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. Roger Clapp married Johanna Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, on 6 November 1633 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.3,2 Roger Clapp died on 2 February 1690/91 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA, at age 81.3
     ORIGIN: Exeter, Devonshire MIGRATION: 1630 on the Mary & John FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester REMOVES: Boston (Castle Island)
OCCUPATION: Soldier.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church prior to 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship. Roger himself stated that he was "admitted into the church fellowship at our first beginning in Dorchester in the year 1630" [ Clap 24]. (After the departure of Warham and Maverick, Roger Clap and his wife did not join the second church at Dorchester.)
FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [ MBCR 1:368].
EDUCATION: Both Roger and Joan signed their 1680 deed [ SLR 12:227]. Roger presumably penned his Memoirs, showing considerable education.
OFFICES: Deputy for Dorchester to Massachusetts Bay General Court, 26 May 1647, 27 May 1652, 18 May 1653, 3 May 1654, 23 May 1655, 14 May 1656, 6 May 1657, 11 May 1659, 30 May 1660, 19 December 1660, 22 May 1661, 7 August 1661, 7 May 1662, 27 May 1663, 18 May 1664, 3 August 1664, 3 May 1665, 31 May 1671 [ MBCR 2:186, 3:259, 297, 340, 373, 422, 4:1:77, 120, 181, 221, 255, 286, 364, 416, 449, 4:2:1, 30, 41, 71, 100, 117, 142, 485]. Commissioner to end small causes, 31 December 1661, 11 March 1663/4 [ MBCR 4:2:39; DTR 119]. Committee to consider Dedham petitions, 2 June 1653 [ MBCR 3:306, 4:1:148]. Committee to regulate workmen's wages, 13 November 1655 [ MBCR 4:1:247]. Committee to lay out the highway through Roxbury (in place of Mr. Glover, deceased), 19 May 1658 [ MBCR 4:1:327]. Committee to lay the bounds to Natick, 19 October 1658 [ MBCR 4:1:362]. Committee to examine the complaint of Concord, 12 November 1659 [ MBCR 4:1:404, 409]. Committee to lay the south line of the colony, 31 May 1660 [ MBCR 4:1:424]. Committee to grant liberty to settle a new plantation (Mendon), 16 October 1660 [ MBCR 4:1:445]. Committee to consider changes in the militia, 27 May 1663 [ MBCR 4:2:74]. Paid £4 for laying out the southern bounds of the colony, 19 October 1664 [ MBCR 4:2:139]. Committee to investigate the tanning of leather, 3 May 1665 [ MBCR 4;2:147]. Committee to oversee the rebuilding of the Castle after its destruction by fire, 7 May 1673 [ MBCR 4:2:551].
Dorchester selectman, 10 September 1637, 1 February 1641[/2], 24 December 1645, 2 December 1650, 28 November 1653, 4 December 1654, 7 October 1657, 6 December 1658, 5 December 1659, 2 December 1661, 1 December 1662, 7 December 1663, 5 December 1664, 12 December 1664, 11 December 1665 ("Captain Clap, if he can be obtained") [ DTR 24, 44, 292, 304, 317, 318, 88, 93, 98, 108, 111, 117, 124, 125, 129]. Committee to locate a farm in lieu of Thompson's Island, 1 December 1662 [ DTR 112]. Committee to determine the line between Dorchester and Roxbury, 8 March 1668/9 [ DTR 157]. Committee on highways, 23 April 1638, 1 October 1656 [ DTR 33, 80]. Rater, 30 October 1638, 14 March 1645[/6] [ DTR 35, 57]. Recorder of cattle, 13 February 1638[/9] [ DTR 37]. Fenceviewer, 20 May 1639 [ DTR 39].
Appointed Lieutenant of the Dorchester company, 6 May 1646 [ MBCR 2:146]. Admitted to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1646 [ HAHAC 1:157-58].
ESTATE: Granted sixteen acres in the Great Lots in Dorchester, 4 January 1635/6 [ DTR 14]. On 1 February 1635[/6] Roger Clap was granted two acres in the second marsh [ DTR 15]. Roger Clap was granted half an acre adjoining to the meadow at Powow point in lieu of calves pasture for Mr. Witchfield's house, 2 January 1637[/8] [ DTR 29]. Roger Clap received four acres in the division of the Neck and four acres in the division of other land, 18 March 1637[/8] [ DTR 31].
On 9 September 1680 "Roger Clapp of Castle Island ... and Joane his wife" having sold to Capt. Samuel Wadsworth of Milton, housewright, deceased, in his lifetime," a twenty-one acre lot in the first three divisions, also all their land in Milton in the six divisions being more than forty-three acres, now confirm the same to Abigail Wadsworth, his relict [ SLR 12:227].
In his will, dated 19 November 1690 and proved 5 March 1690/1, Roger Clap "in the time of my health" bequeathed to "my dear and loving wife" my house and land in Boston with all the priviledges and appurtenances, also six acres of upland and five acres of meadow in Dorchester Neck, also three acres of meadow in Dorchester, during her natural life, also household goods and £40 in money or goods as she pleases; residue to be divided equally among my children, only "Samuel my eldest" to have a double portion in all except in that which my dear wife is to have for her life; also anything that any other of my children have had in my lifetime is to be reckoned as part of their portions (receipts for which "you shall find in my little Forril book"); to "my son Samuel" all my land both upland and meadow at Powow Point in Dorchester Neck and two small lots in the little neck and my lot called the Eight Acre lot, and half my farm at Ponkapoage; "Preserved" having had land of me already at Northampton, as by my little book do appear, he shall have a fifth part of my farm at Pacasuck in Westfield; to "my son Hopestill" that part of the home that is beyond the fence and all the meadow at the end of the home lot and at the tide mill and at the end of Cornelius' lot as far as the salt creek, and two small lots in Little neck the land at the mouth of the great creek and the first and second division in the cow walk and half my farm at Ponkapoage and half the woodlot that was "Hases" by the fresh marsh; if the lands my sons have were not appraised by me and "set down in my Forrile book, it must be appraised so those that have had more than their portion may pay to those that want to make their portions equal"; to "my son Desire" my third division of woodland and twenty acres of land on the north side of Nabonsett River and three acres of meadow on the south side of Nabonset which was William Meekies out of my farm at Pacasuck in Westfield; to the inhabitants of the town [Westfield] towards the maintenance of an able minister on condition that they pay two bushels of good wheat to my dear wife in Boston yearly during her natural life; residue of land to make my children's portions equal; to "my daughters Elizabeth and Waite" small gifts; to "my grandchildren then living", together with "my cousin Esther Bessesk and Constant Dewery" 10s. each; "my sons and daughters" shall pay their mother yearly for her more comfortable living 20s. each; also I give my wife what falls to her by "her Father Ford at Windsor or elsewhere"; "my dear wife and son Samuel" executors; "my dear and loving friends Elder James Blake and cousin Thomas Swift" overseers, 10s. each [ SPR 8:35-36].
BIRTH: Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, 2 April 1609 (deposed "aged sixty-two or thereabouts" 31 October 1671 [ SCC 8]), son of William and Johan (Channon) Clap [ Stevens-Miller Anc 1:278-80]. "I was born in England, in Sallcom, in Devonshire, in the year of our Lord 1609" [ Clap 17].
DEATH: Boston 2 February 1690/1 [ BVR 193]. "This morn Capt. Roger Clap dies" [ Sewall 274 (giving the exaggerated age at death of 86)].
MARRIAGE: Dorchester 6 November 1633 Joanna Ford, daughter of THOMAS FORD ; she died [29?] June 1695 [ King's Chapel 244].
CHILDREN (all born Dorchester):
i SAMUEL, b. 11 October 1634 [ NEHGR 5:98]; bp. __ October 1634 [ DChR 149]; m. Dorchester 18 November 1659 Hannah Leeds "His virtuous wife, daughter of Richard Leeds lived with him near forty-nine years and deceased about 7 days before him..." [ DChR 149].
ii WILLIAM, b. 2 July 1636 [ NEHGR 5:98]; d. Dorchester 22 September 1638 [ NEHGR 5:98].
iii ELIZABETH, b. 22 June 1638 [ NEHGR 5:98]; m. say 1660 Joseph Holmes [ Dawes-Gates 167, citing J. Holmes, Descendants of George Holmes (1908)].
iv EXPERIENCE (dau.), b. 23 August 1640 [ NEHGR 5:98]; bp. 30 August 1640 [ DChR 153]; d. Dorchester 1 November 1640 [ NEHGR 5:98].
v WAITSTILL (son), b. 22 October 1641 [ NEHGR 5:98]; bp. 24 October 1641 [ DChR 154]; d. Dorchester 9 August 1643 [ NEHGR 5:98].
vi PRESERVED, b. 23 November 1643 [ NEHGR 5:98]; bp. 26 November 1643 [ DChR 156]; m. Windsor 4 June 1668 Sarah Newberry [ CTVR 11].
vii EXPERIENCE, bp. Dorchester 21 December 1645 [ DChR 158]; no further record.
viii HOPESTILL, b. Dorchester 6 December 1647 [ DChR 7]; m. Dorchester 18 April 1672 Susanna Swift [ DVR 22].
ix WAIT, bp. Dorchester 24 March 1650[/1] ("Lieutenant Clap declared the reason why he called his child (wait) was because he did suppose the fall of antichrist was not far off") [ DChR 160]; m. Charlestown 3 April 1673 Jonathan Simpson [ ChVR 1:89].
x THANKS, bp. Dorchester 25 August 1650 [ DChR 160]; no further record.
xi DESIRE, b. s ay 1653; m. (1) Dorchester 21 October 1679 Sarah Pond [ DVR 24]; m. (2) Boston 27 December 1716 "Mrs. Deborah Smith" [ Dawes-Gates 168].
xii THOMAS, bp. Dorchester 29 April 1655 [ DChR 166]; d. 1670 aged fifteen [ Dawes-Gates 168].
xiii UNITE, bp. Dorchester 19 October 1656 [ DChR 168]; d. Dorchester 20 March 1664[/5] [ DVR 26].
xiv SUPPLY, bp. Dorchester 4 November 1660 [ DChR 171]; d. 7 March 1685/6, "Capt. Clap's son, a very desirable man and Gunner of the Castle, though Mr. Baxter hath the name, at the Castle Island hath one of his eyes shot out, and a piece of his skull taken away by the accidental firing of a gun as he was going afowling" [ Sewall 98]; bur. Dorchester 9 March 1685/6, "Supply Clap, Gunner of the Castle, is buried at Dorchester by the Castle-Company about Noon; after the vollies there, several great guns were fired at the Castle; both heard by the town" [ Sewall 99].

ASSOCIATIONS: Clap stated that "We were five brethren (of which I was the youngest) and two sisters" [ Clap 17]. Several of these brothers and sisters, along with a number of cousins, came to New England in the years after Roger arrived [ Scott Gen 224-30; Stevens-Miller Anc 1:276-80].
COMMENTS: Roger Clap's Memoirs, written in his old age, are invaluable both for their perspective and their detail. I never so much as heard of New England until I heard of many godly persons that were going there and that Mr. Warham was to go also.... I ... made my request to [my father] and God so inclined his heart, that he never said me nay. For now God sent the reverend Mr. Maverick, who lived forty miles off, a man I never saw before. He having heard of me, came to my father's house; and my father agreed that I should be with him and come under his care .... So God brought me out of Plymouth the 20th of March, in the year 1629/30, and landed me in health at Nantasket on the 30th of May, 1630, I being then about the age of twenty-one years [ Clap 18-19].
He told of the voyage over, the journey up the coast when the ship captain failed to deliver them at the Charles River, the friendly "old planters" and the friendly Indians. ...I do not remember that ever I did wish in my heart that I had not come into this country, or wish myself back again to my father's house. Yea, I was so far from that, that I wished and advised some of my dear brethren to come hither also; which accordingly one of my brothers [Edward] and those two that married my two sisters [Nicholas Clap and George Weeks] sold their means and came hither [ Clap 20].
Captain Clapp and widow Alice Nichols were appointed guardians of the minor son of Mordecai Nicholls, 3 February 1664[/5] [ SCC 7].

The testimony of Rodger Clap aged sixty two years or thereabouts. Saith that Mr. Thomas Clarke having taken down one end of the house which was Mordicay Nicolls & built a new room in the place did show me the new room & said that it had cost him a great deal of money but he did keep an account of it, & did intent that it should be in part of that two hundred pounds which his wife was to have out of his estate after his death. This deponent asked him how if his wife should die before him he answered then he would freely give it to John and would have nothing for it. 31 October 1671 [ SCC 8].
Roger Clap deposed on 1 February 1664[/5], "aged fifty-five years or thereabout," with John Capen, aged fifty-one years, and Nicholas Clap, aged fifty-two or thereabouts that we every one of us being present at the house of Edward Clappe, on the third day of January 1664 did hear the writing now presented read unto the said Edward Clap, now deceased, & he approved of it to be his will & he caused it to be read again, in the hearing of his wife, to see if she had any exception to make & then appointed it to be writ fairly out again, which accordingly was forthwith done, & we coming to the intent to have it perfected, were informed that he was asleep & therefore were not willing to trouble him, it being late in the night, went away and forbore at that present, & afterward it was neglected to be presented, so nothing else was done..." [ SPR 1:443].
Roger Clap with others of Dorchester received the Indian deed of Charles Josiah, grandson of Chickatabut, for an extensive tract of land bounding Dorchester and Milton, 4 June 1684 [ SLR 13:149-50].
Roger Clap's life became increasingly oriented toward his military activities as he grew older, and eventually, after the death of Richard Davenport, he became captain of the Castle.
In September 1654 when troops were set up "to go out if need should require" against the Niantics, the first troop had Roger Clap as lieutenant [ Bodge 23]. Edward Johnson described the train band at Dorchester, headed by Captain Humphrey Atherton "wi th his stout and valiant Lieutenant Clapes, strong for the truth" [ WWP 229].
... at first they built a castle with mud walls, which stood divers years. First Capt. Simpkins was commander thereof; and after him Lieut. Monish for a little space. When the mud walls failed, it was built again with pine trees and earth; and Capt. Davenport was commander. When that decayed, which was within a little time, there was a small castle built with brick walls, and had three rooms in it, a dwelling room below, a lodging room over it, the gun room over that, wherein stood six very good saker guns, and over it, upon the top, three lesser guns. All the time of our weakness, God was pleased to give us peace.... In July 1665, God was pleased to send a grievous storm of thunder and lightning, which did some hurt at Boston, and struck dead here at the Castle Island that worthy, renowned Captain Richard Davenport. Upon which the General Court in August 10th following appointed another Captain in the room of him that was slain [this of course was Clap himself] [ Clap 32; MBCR 4:2:276].
In answer to the petition of Roger Clap, Captain of the Castle, one half of his and his men's wages were assigned to be paid by the Treasurer, 7 October 1678 [ MBCR 5:204, 222]. Capt. Roger Clap, Captain of the Castle, petitioned that repairs be made to the fortress, and the court responded 10 October 1683 [ MBCR 5:418].
In an entry dated 29 September 1686, Sewall comments that "Capt. Clap went to Dorchester-Lecture, so to Boston, where he dwells, having actually left the Castle this day 29th September. Gunner Baxter also is here, having laid down his place, and both aged" [ Sewall 123].
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: No one describes his life better than Roger Clap himself, whose memoirs were published in volume one of the Collections of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society [Boston 1844].
As is so often the case, the most complete survey of the records relating to Roger Clap was carried out by Mary Walton Ferris [ Dawes-Gates 1:155-75].

His own memoirs were published in Vol. 1 of 'Collections of the Dorchester Antiquarian Historical Society', Boston, 1 844.3 He was Immigrated by ship in 1630 at aboard the Mary & John.4

Children of Roger Clapp and Johanna Ford

Citations

  1. [S345] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620 -1633, p. 368
    6 Jul 2000.
  2. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 31.
  3. [S365] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633: Roger Clap, online.
  4. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 31: Roger Clapp: Bpt. 6 Apr. 1609, Salcombe (Regis), Devon. Died 2 Feb. 1691, Boston. He m. Johanna Ford, 6 Nov. 1633, Dorchester, MA. dau. of Thomas Ford and elizabeth Chard. He came on the "Mary & John" in 1630, as did the Ford family. At the time of his birth, his family was living on Coomb Wood Farm in the parish of Salcombe (now Salcombe Regis), Devon. The farmhouse, a large, two story thatch roofed cottage, is still standing today. It is only a few hundred yards from the chald cliffs that fall 200 feet into the English Channel. See the Search Series, Volume 13, p. 128-141. Roger Clapp wrote his memoirs which is the only first hand account of the sailing of the "Mary & John" in 1630 and the early Clapps in New England. In his will he lists cousins, Ester Bissell and Constant Dewey. Niece Esther Bissell was Esther Strong, wife of Thomas Bissell. Her mother was Agigail Ford.

Hepzibah Ford

F, b. 15 May 1625, d. 11 April 1680
     Hepzibah Ford was baptized on 15 May 1625 at Dorchester, Dorset, England. She was christened on 15 May 1625 at Holy Trinity, Bridport, Dorset, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde. Hepzibah Ford married an unknown person in 1640 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Alt Marriage:Richard Lyman Jr. Date:1641 Location:Windsor , Hartford, Connecticut. She married an unknown person on 7 October 1664 at Connecticut Colony, USA.1 She died on 11 April 1680 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA, at age 54.
     She Strong web site has baptism in Dorchester, Dorset and deat h 11 Apr 1680.
Alt Death: 11 Apr 1683 Northampton, Hampshire, MA.

Citations

  1. [S362] Alice Raven, Raven Genealogy and Family History.

Aaron Cooke

M, b. circa 1585
     Aaron Cooke was born circa 1585 at Bridport, Dorset, England. He married Elizabeth Charde, daughter of Thomas Charde, on 2 September 1610 at Thorncombe, Dorset, England; Spouse:Elizabeth Charde Date:2 Sep 1610 Location:Thorncomb e, Dorset, England. Aaron Cooke was buried on 28 December 1615 at Bridport, Dorset, England.

Children of Aaron Cooke and Elizabeth Charde

Ann (?)1

F, b. circa 1614, d. 5 May 1675
     Ann (?) was born circa 1614 at England.1 She married Thomas Ford, son of John Ford and Joan Beck, on 7 November 1644 at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Ann (?) died on 5 May 1675 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.1 She married an unknown person circa 1828 at Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
     She Date of death also given as 28 Nov 1676 in Northampton, MA.

>Death note: Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Ann (?) was also known as Mrs Ann Scott.2

Children of Ann (?) and Thomas Ford

Citations

  1. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.
  2. [S366] The Great Miration Begins: Thomas Ford, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/…

Thomas Ford

M, b. 21 September 1623, d. October 1623
     Thomas Ford was christened on 21 September 1623 at Dorchester (St. Peter's), Dorset, England. He was born on 21 September 1623 at Bridport, Dorset, England. He was the son of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde. Thomas Ford was buried in October 1623 at Dorchester (St. Peter's), Dorset, England. He died in October 1623.1
     He (an unknown value) on 6 October 1623 at Dorchester, Dorset, England.

Citations

  1. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.

Joan Way1

F, b. 1587, d. 10 May 1615
     Joan Way was born circa 1562 at Powerstock, West Milton, Dorset, England.2 She was born in 1587 at Bridport, Dorchester, Dorset, England.1 She married Thomas Ford, son of John Ford and Joan Beck, on 13 December 1610 at Powerstock, West Milton, Dorset, England; Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Joan Way married Thomas Ford, son of John Ford and Joan Beck, on 13 December 1610 at Bridport, Dorset, England.2 Joan Way died on 10 May 1615 at Powerstock, Dorset, England.1 She was buried on 10 May 1615.1
     She >Burial note: Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Joan Way was also known as Joan Waye.

Child of Joan Way and Thomas Ford

Citations

  1. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.
  2. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.

Mary Ford1

F, b. 1612, d. 1645
     Mary Ford was born in 1612. She was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Joan Way. Mary Ford was baptized on 18 August 1612 at Powerstock, Dorset, England. She was christened on 18 August 1612 at Powerstock, Dorset, England. She died in 1645 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.1
     Mary Ford was also known as Mariam Ford. She (an unknown value.)

Citations

  1. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.

Elizabeth Cook

F, b. 8 September 1611
     Elizabeth Cook was christened on 8 September 1611. She was the daughter of Aaron Cooke and Elizabeth Charde. Elizabeth Cook was buried on 10 July 1615 at Bridport, Dorset, England.

Preserved Clapp1,2

M, b. 23 November 1643, d. 20 September 1720
     Preserved Clapp was born on 23 November 1643 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1,2 He was the son of Roger Clapp and Johanna Ford. Preserved Clapp married an unknown person on 4 June 1668 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.3,4,2 He died on 20 September 1720 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA, at age 76.1,2
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 5FCE8777EF584C3AB3F1119B63BCD9FC3C77. He Lived in Dorchester until he was about 20 then moved to Nor thampton where he became a leading citizen. He was Captai n of the militia, ruling elder of the church and Deputy to the General Court. He (an unknown value.) Reference: 28582.

Citations

  1. [S349] Betsey Heath Howes, Howes & Heath Family History.
  2. [S350] Gordon Fisher, New England (Connecticut); Royals.
  3. [S363] Evelyn Sanford Beran, in "Re: hanford Butler, Dibble," listserve message unknown original date, married
    2 Aug 2002.
  4. [S358] Margaret Scheffler, BANFILL-BUCK-HAWKINS-PIKE-PERRINE.

Richard Clapp

M, b. 1528, d. before 25 July 1609
     Richard Clapp was born in 1528 at Sidbury, Devonshire, England.1 He was the son of William Clapp and Allse (?) Richard Clapp married Christian (?) circa 1555. Richard Clapp died before 25 July 1609 at Sidbury, Devonshire, England.1

Children of Richard Clapp and Christian (?)

Citations

  1. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 30.

William Clapp1

M, b. 1565, d. 1 March 1639/40
     William Clapp was born in 1565 at Salcombe, Devonshire, England.2,3 He was the son of Richard Clapp and Christian (?)4 William Clapp married Johan Channon, daughter of Robert Channon and Johan (?), on 11 September 1593 at Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England.3 William Clapp died on 1 March 1639/40 at Salcombe, Devonshire, England.2

Children of William Clapp and Johan Channon

Citations

  1. [S352] Priscilla Haines, dolliver.
  2. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.
  3. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 31.
  4. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, This entry lists mother of William as unnamed first wife of Richard Clapp.

Johan Channon1

F, b. circa 1570, d. 5 August 1620
     Johan Channon was born circa 1570 at Sidmouth, Devonshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Channon and Johan (?) Johan Channon married William Clapp, son of Richard Clapp and Christian (?), on 11 September 1593 at Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England.2 Johan Channon died on 5 August 1620 at Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England.3,2

Children of Johan Channon and William Clapp

Citations

  1. [S352] Priscilla Haines, dolliver.
  2. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 31.
  3. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.

Nicholas Clapp

M
     Nicholas Clapp was the son of Richard Clapp and Christian (?) Nicholas Clapp was born in 1570 at Sidbury, Devonshire, England.1 He was born circa 1575 at Sidbury, Devonshire, England.2 He married Elizabeth (?) circa 1602. Nicholas Clapp was buried on 14 March 1631 at Venn Ottery, Devonshire, England.1

Children of Nicholas Clapp

Citations

  1. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 30.
  2. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.

Christian (?)

F, b. circa 1538, d. 25 July 1608
     Christian (?) was born circa 1538 at of Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She married Richard Clapp, son of William Clapp and Allse (?), circa 1555. Christian (?) died on 25 July 1608 at Sidbury, Devonshire, England.1

Children of Christian (?) and Richard Clapp

Citations

  1. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.
  2. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, This entry lists mother of William as unnamed first wife of Richard Clapp.

Sarah Clapp

F, b. 18 August 1611, d. circa 1650
     Sarah Clapp was baptized on 18 August 1611 at Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Clapp and Johan Channon. Sarah Clapp married Nicholas Clapp Jr., son of Nicholas Clapp, in 1636.3,2 Sarah Clapp died circa 1650 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.4,1

Citations

  1. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.
  2. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 32.
  3. [S353] Dick Dutton, Dick Dutton's Master File.
  4. [S353] Dick Dutton, Dick Dutton's Master File, This date of death was 1648.

Edward Clapp1,2

M, b. circa 1605, d. 8 November 1664
     Edward Clapp was born circa 1605 at Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England.3,4,5,6 He was the son of William Clapp and Johan Channon. Edward Clapp married Prudence Clapp, daughter of Nicholas Clapp, circa 1632.7 Edward Clapp married Susan Cockeral circa 1655 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. Edward Clapp died on 8 November 1664 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; Entry in Mary & John gives date of death as 1644, however includes second marriage and subsequent children born until 1664 so the 1664 date is most likely the more accurate.8,9,5

Citations

  1. [S354] A. L. Emily, Family Tree.
  2. [S355] Gregory Stephen Strong, Gregory S Strong's Genealogy.
  3. [S354] A. L. Emily, Family Tree, ca 1612.
  4. [S355] Gregory Stephen Strong, Gregory S Strong's Genealogy, abt 1605.
  5. [S352] Priscilla Haines, dolliver.
  6. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, o 31.
  7. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 32.
  8. [S354] A. L. Emily, Family Tree, 08 Nov 1664.
  9. [S355] Gregory Stephen Strong, Gregory S Strong's Genealogy, 8 Jan 1644.

Jane Clapp

F, b. 1597, d. 2 August 1668
     Jane Clapp was born in 1597 at Salcombe, Devonshire, England.1 She was the daughter of William Clapp and Johan Channon. Jane Clapp married George Weeks circa 1627.2 Jane Clapp died on 2 August 1668 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 32.
  2. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 174 Date estimated on date of first child in 1628.

Ann Ford1,2,3,4

F, b. 1657, d. 6 January 1691
     Ann Ford was born in 1657 at Hartford, Connecticut Colony, USA.1,5 She was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Ann (?) Ann Ford married an unknown person on 12 March 1677 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.4 She died on 6 January 1691 at Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony; Also given as 30 Apr 1688.1,6,4

Citations

  1. [S357] William Slager, Slager/Larson Ancestors.
  2. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.
  3. [S358] Margaret Scheffler, BANFILL-BUCK-HAWKINS-PIKE-PERRINE.
  4. [S350] Gordon Fisher, New England (Connecticut); Royals.
  5. [S358] Margaret Scheffler, BANFILL-BUCK-HAWKINS-PIKE-PERRINE, abt 1657
    28 Jan 2006.
  6. [S358] Margaret Scheffler, BANFILL-BUCK-HAWKINS-PIKE-PERRINE, 1691
    28 Jan 2006.

Joan Beck1

F, b. circa 1562
     Joan Beck was born circa 1562 at Powerstock, West Milton, Dorset, England. She married John Ford, son of Thomas Ford and Agnes (?), on 3 February 1583 at Piddlehinton, Dorset, England.2

Child of Joan Beck and John Ford

Citations

  1. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.
  2. [S362] Alice Raven, Raven Genealogy and Family History.

Benjamin Ford1

M, b. 1646
     Benjamin Ford was born in 1646 at Hartford, Connecticut Colony, USA.1 He was the son of Thomas Ford and Ann (?)

Citations

  1. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.

Thomas Charde

M, b. circa 1539
     Thomas Charde married an unknown person. He was born circa 1539 at Bridport, Dorset, England.

Child of Thomas Charde

Hannah Ford

F, b. 1 February 1629, d. 28 March 1629
     Hannah Ford was baptized on 1 February 1629 at Dorchester, Dorset, England. She was christened on 1 February 1629 at Dorchester (St. Peter's), Dorset, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde. Hannah Ford died on 28 March 1629 at Bridport, Dorset, England; Strong web site has death at Dorchester, Dorset.
Alt Death: 28 Mar 1629 Dorchester, Dorset, England. She was buried on 28 March 1629 at Dorchester (St. Peter's), Dorset, England.
     She (an unknown value.)

William Clapp

M, b. circa 1500, d. 1555
     William Clapp was born circa 1500 at Devonshire, England.1 He married Allse (?) in 1522.1 William Clapp died in 1555 at Hartford, Devonshire, England.

Children of William Clapp and Allse (?)

Citations

  1. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 30.

Allse (?)1

F, b. circa 1502, d. 25 May 1555
     Allse (?) was born circa 1502 at of Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She married William Clapp in 1522.1 Allse (?) died on 25 May 1555 at Hartford, Devonshire, England.
     Allse (?) was also known as Alice (?)

Children of Allse (?) and William Clapp

Citations

  1. [S422] The Mary & John Clearing House Search for The Passengers of the Mary & John 1630 West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643, Part I, p 30.

Edye Clapp

F, b. circa 1572
     Edye Clapp was born circa 1572 at Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of Richard Clapp and Christian (?)

Florence Clapp

F, b. circa 1530
     Florence Clapp married an unknown person. She was born circa 1530 at of Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of William Clapp and Allse (?)

Gyllian Clapp

F, b. circa 1533
     Gyllian Clapp married an unknown person. She was born circa 1533 at of Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of William Clapp and Allse (?)

Alice Clapp

F, b. circa 1535
     Alice Clapp was born circa 1535 at of Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of William Clapp and Allse (?)

Beaton Clapp

F, b. circa 1537
     Beaton Clapp was born circa 1537 at of Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of William Clapp and Allse (?)

Johanne Clapp

F, b. circa 1539
     Johanne Clapp was born circa 1539 at of Sidbury, Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of William Clapp and Allse (?)

Joseph Holmes1

M, b. 1637, d. 27 October 1713
     Joseph Holmes was born in 1637.1 He married Elizabeth Clapp, daughter of Roger Clapp and Johanna Ford, in 1660 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 Joseph Holmes died on 27 October 1713 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID AAEAB8F8B5B8453DB8D8AE7E7F29680706B9. He (an unknown value.) Reference: 48520.

Citations

  1. [S360] Ancestry of William Wires, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com

Elizabeth Clapp1

F, b. 22 June 1638
     Elizabeth Clapp was born on 22 June 1638 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 She was the daughter of Roger Clapp and Johanna Ford. Elizabeth Clapp married Joseph Holmes in 1660 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1
     Her married name was Holmes.

Citations

  1. [S360] Ancestry of William Wires, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com

Abigail Ford

F, b. 8 October 1619, d. 6 July 1688
     Abigail Ford was baptized on 8 October 1619 at Bridport, Dorset, England. She was christened on 8 October 1619 at Bridport, Dorset, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde. Abigail Ford married John Strong, son of John Strong, on 30 December 1636 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.1 Abigail Ford died on 6 July 1688 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA, at age 68.2
     She Second wife of John Strong. 2 children by first wife, 15 by this wife.

Birth Recorded In Bridport Parish Register.

Citations

  1. [S345] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620 -1633.
  2. [S361] Richard Minick, The Minick/Edney Family.

Thomas Ford1

M, b. circa 1587, d. 28 November 1676
     Thomas Ford was born circa 1587 at Powerstock, Dorset, England.1 He was the son of John Ford and Joan Beck. Thomas Ford was born circa 1589 at Bridport, Dorset, England.2 He was baptized on 6 January 1590 at Powerstock, West Milton, Dorset, England.2,3 He was born circa 1591.4 He married Joan Way on 13 December 1610 at Bridport, Dorset, England.2 Thomas Ford married Joan Way on 13 December 1610 at Powerstock, West Milton, Dorset, England; Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Thomas Ford married Elizabeth Charde, daughter of Thomas Charde, on 19 June 1616 at Bridport, Dorchester, Dorset, England; Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Thomas Ford married an unknown person on 7 November 1644 at Hartford. He married Ann (?) on 7 November 1644 at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Thomas Ford died on 28 November 1676 at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.1
     Thomas ... came to dorchester MA on the Mary and John in 1630 with his wife, four daughters and step-son Aaron Cooke. He was one of the first 24 freemen in Dorchester, 1631. He remove to Windsor, CT, 1637. He was a deputy to the General court 1637-1640 and a grand juror in 1643. He removed to Northampton, MA 1659. (Judge Henry N. Blake says: 'Six Presidents of the United States were descended from Thomas Ford.')

From the Great Migration Files:
THOMAS FORD

ORIGIN: Dorchester, Dorsetshire MIGRATION: 1630 in Mary & John FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester
REMOVES: Windsor 1637, Northampton 1672 FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [ MBCR 1:79, 366]. In list of Windsor freemen, 11 October 1669 [ CCCR 2:519].
OFFICES: Chosen Dorchester selectman, 8 October 1633, 27 June 1636 [ DTR 3, 16]; Dorchester fenceviewer, 24 May 1635, 10 February 1634/5 [ DTR 6, 10]; committee to collect rate for fort, 6 January 1633/4 [ DTR 5]; committee to lay out land, 2 November 1635 [ DTR 12]. Deputy to Connecticut General Court from Windsor, 8 March 1637/8, 5 April 1638, 11 April 1639, 9 April 1640, 9 April 1641 (marked absent), April 1644, 18 May 1654 [ CCCR 1:13, 17, 27, 46, 64, 103, 256]. Connecticut committee on livestock, 8 February 1640/1 [ CCCR 1:60]. Grand jury, 15 May 1662 [ CCCR 1:379].
ESTATE: Ordered to build forty feet of fence (as his proportion for two cows), 3 April 1633 [ DTR 1]; granted two acres of land, 17 April 1635 [ DTR 11]; granted six acres fresh marsh, 17 December 1635 [ DTR 14]; granted two acres marsh, 27 June 1636 [ DTR 17]. Granted "50 acres at Massacoe, whereof four & forty hath been improved by him by plowing & mowing," 8 September 1653 [ CCCR 1:247]. On 14 May 1663 the "Court in answer to the request of Thomas Forde, which was to have some allowance in respect of his land sold to Mr. Fitch, which the said Forde forfeited to the country by mortgage, they granted him the sum of thirty pounds" [ CCCR 1:405], and on 16 October 1663 the "Court having considered the request of Tho[mas] Forde, by their vote d[eclare] that they see no cause to give Goodman Forde the six pounds odd, that he d[esires] in reference to his land at Podunck, now in Mr. Jos[eph] Fitche's hand" [ CCCR 1:409].
The inventory of the estate of Thomas Ford was taken 4 January 1676/7 and totalled £195 17s. 9d., with no real estate included [ HamPR 1:187].
BIRTH: By about 1591 based on date of first marriage. DEATH: Northampton 28 November 1676 [ Pynchon VR 157].
MARRIAGE: (1) Bridport, Dorsetshire, 19 June 1616 Elizabeth Cooke; she was Elizabeth Chard, widow of Aaron Cooke, and mother of AARON COOKE [ TAG 11:179-80]; she d. Windsor 18 April 1643 [ Grant 80 shows the death in this year, but not the day and month, the source ofwhich has not been found]. (2) Hartford 7 November 1644 "Ann Scott widow" [ HaVR 605], widow of Thomas Scott; she died Northampton 5 May 1675 [ Corbin , citing Northampton church records].
CHILDREN:
With first wife
i JOANNA, bp. Bridport 8 June 1617 [ TAG 16:41]; m. Dorchester 6 November 1633 ROGER CLAP .
ii ABIGAIL, bp. Bridport 8 October 1619 [ TAG 16:41]; m. by about 1637 as his second wife John Strong [ Waterman Gen 640-43].
iii THOMAS, bp. Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, 21 September 1623; bur. there 6 October 1623 [ TAG 16:41].
iv HEPZIBAH, bp. Holy Trinity, Dorchester, 15 May 1625 [ TAG 16:41]; m. (1) Richard Lyman, son of RICHARD LYMAN ; m. (2) Northampton 7 October 1664 John Marsh [ Pynchon VR 141].
v HANNAH, bp. Holy Trinity, Dorchester, 1 February 1628/9; bur. there 28 March 1629 [ TAG 16:41].

With second wife
vi ANN, b. say 1657; m. Windsor 12 March 1676[/7] Thomas Newberry of Windsor [ CTVR 15].

ASSOCIATIONS: Through his first marriage Thomas Ford became stepfather of AARON COOKE [ TAG 11:179-80].
COMMENTS: Thomas Scott's daughters all married in the early 1640s, so their mother must have been born very early in the century (if not before 1600), and all these daughters were probably born in the 1620s. But the widow of Thomas Scott, after her marriage with Thomas Ford, is supposed to have had a daughter who married in 1676/7, and so may have been born about 1657. For all this to happen, the widow of Thomas Scott must have been a second wife, and not the mother of his daughters.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: As with other families which quickly daughtered out, the best treatments of Thomas Ford appear in various "all-my-ancestor" books. One excellent account by DeForest is replete with biographical data and other information which places Ford in historical context [ Moore Anc 248-63]; unfortunately, however, DeForest pads his account with an overlong extract from Roger Clap's memoirs, which is perhaps justifed because a daughter of Thomas Ford married Roger Clap, but which does not really have much to say about Ford. A more concise, but more genealogically informative version is that prepared by Mary Holman [ Stevens-Miller Anc 1:354-56]. The basic research on the English records for Thomas Ford was published by Jacobus and Torrey in 1939 [ TAG 16:41-43]. In this article are some records for a Thomas Ford of Powerstock, Dorsetshire, which may or may not be relevant to our Thomas Ford. Torrey had earlier presented evidence on AARON COOKE which showed that he was stepson rather than son-in-law of Thomas Ford [ TAG 11:179-80].5,2 He He came with the Dorchester company on the ship 'Mary and John,' in 1630, probably a descendant of the numerous Fords or Atford family of Fordsmore, Devonshire, of the reign of Edward I, about 1300. Thomas Ford was made a freeman of Dorchester, MA, 10/19/1630 (application), 5/18/1631. On 6/27/1636, he was chosen one of the 12 men for ordering the affairs of the town; but soon after removed to Windsor, CT, where he was representative, 1638-41, 1644, and 1654; constable 1654, grand juror 1662. He was one of 4 men who purchased a large tract from Sachem Tehano. According to Strong web site, he removed to Hartford in 1644 and ran an 'Ordinary', an accommodation for strangers passing through. The inn was sold to Thomas Cadwell in 1652. He afterwards removed to Northampton, MA, before 1672, where he died 11/28/1676. He married, in England, a wife who died in Windsor, buried 4 /18/1643. Source: Mary & John Clearinghouse. Has death in Windsor, CT.

3rd Wife Is Ann Scott, Widow

p. 156, Stiles. To Windsor, 1637, from Dorchester, Mass, granted a lot which he sold before 1648. In 1656 bought the original Hosford lot of Stephen Taylor (between Denslow and Pomeroy), where he resided until his removal to Northampton before 1672. Ford owned large tracts of land by original grants, including about half of Pine Meadow, and most of the site of the present village of Windsor Locks. He had hundreds of acres granted him on the east side of the Conn. River and bought many acres from others. In 1668 he gave a conditional bond for deed of homestead for the Hosford place after death of self and wife, to Zerubabel Filer, if he should marry Ford's granddaughter, Experience Strong. To Dorchester, Dorset, England In 1620 and were members of Holy Trinity Church, whose rector was Rev. John White.

INFO resided Dorcester, MA, Windsor, CT, & Northampton, MA.
Birth also given as 1582.6 He immigrated in 1630 to Ship 'Mary & John', With John Strong.1

Child of Thomas Ford and Joan Way

Children of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde

Children of Thomas Ford and Ann (?)

Citations

  1. [S348] Sanford B., Col. Hunt, Connecticut Strongs.
  2. [S364] Pane-Joyce Genealogy, online http:/babbage.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/.
  3. [S366] The Great Miration Begins: Thomas Ford, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/…, This entry states that the data associated with the Powerstock Thomas is not proven to be this same individual.
  4. [S366] The Great Miration Begins: Thomas Ford, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/…, "based on date of first marriage."
  5. [S366] The Great Miration Begins: Thomas Ford, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/…
  6. [S436] Unknown author, Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages, Vol 3., Vol. 3.

Elizabeth Charde

F, b. 1589, d. 16 April 1643
     Elizabeth Charde was born in 1589 at Bridport, Dorset, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Charde. Elizabeth Charde married Aaron Cooke on 2 September 1610 at Thorncombe, Dorset, England; Spouse:Elizabeth Charde Date:2 Sep 1610 Location:Thorncomb e, Dorset, England. Elizabeth Charde married Thomas Ford, son of John Ford and Joan Beck, on 19 June 1616 at Bridport, Dorchester, Dorset, England; Maude Pinney Kuhn, The Story of the 'Mary and John', 1943. Elizabeth Charde died on 16 April 1643 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She was buried on 18 April 1643 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
     She Name not mentioned in Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages, Vol 3. Widow of Aaron Cooke when married to Thomas Ford (source, Charlotte Anne Kennedy).

2nd Wife Of Thomas Ford
Immigration on Ship 'Mary & John', With John Strong.

Children of Elizabeth Charde and Aaron Cooke

Children of Elizabeth Charde and Thomas Ford