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John Lewis (abt. 1610 - 1657)

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John Lewis
Born about in Eastbourne, Sussex, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Malden, Middlesex, Massmap
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Biography

John Lewis, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England and settled among the earliest at Charlestown, Massachusetts. His wife Marguerite was admitted to the Charlestown Church, September 7, 1638, and she died at Malden, March 10, 1649.

He married (second), April 10, 1650, Mary Brown, believed to be the daughter of Abraham Brown, of Watertown. His widow married ___ Cutler. He died September 16, 1657.

Children:

  1. John born September 12, 1638.
  2. Joseph (twin), born March 29, 1640.
  3. Mary (twin), born March 29, 1640.
  4. Samuel, born June 24, 1641, at Malden.
  5. Elizabeth, born September 6, 1642, married Bryant Borden.
  6. Sarah, born December 24, 1647, married Joseph Brabrook, born at Malden.
  7. Abraham, born December 10, 1650, of Rumney Marsh.
  8. Jonathan, born January 4, died February 10 1652.
  9. Mary, born January, 1653, married Samuel Penfield.
  10. Hannah.
  11. Isaac.
  12. Trial, born January, 1657-58.[1]

Birth

BET 1610 AND 1635, Imported only 1610 from Birth Date and marked as uncertain.

Death

16 Sep 1657, Prob. Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts[2]

Sources

  1. Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs ..., Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter, Pg. 147
  2. Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts Author: Bond, Henry Publication: 1860, this edition published later in one volume Call Number: G929.1744 W317bo2

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Biography

• John Lewis b1603 Eastbourne,Sussex,England[3][4]

• 1603 to 1657 , Charleston, Malden,Ma.and Swan Hall England.

• John Lewis the immigrant and founder of this family in this country was an inhabitant of Charlestown, Mass. where he was one of the first settlers in 1635.[5]

He died Sept 16, 1657 at Malden[6][7]. [About 3 miles from Charlsetown] John Lewis wife was MARY BROWNE, DAUGHTER OF ABRAHAM BROWNE,an early,propriter in Watertown,Mass. and a business associate of John Lewis. They were married April 10, 1650 at Malden and this marriage brought into the family roots dating back to 1300. [8]

Abraham, Mary's father, came to Watertown from Hawkedon,Bury ST. Edmunds where his father THOMAS BROWNE owned a substantial country estate called "SWAN HALL" about a mile from town. This estate was then several hundred years old, built of oak, covered with plaster and elaborately carved. An elegant stained glass window adorned the grand hall where the coat of arms was displayed. Abraham Browne,was born here and his father,Thomas Browne was buried here Dec. 23,1590.

THOMAS BROWNE's father Christopher Brown III,also of Swan Hall died there on May 31,1574 at Hawkedon. His father Christopher Browne II ,also of Swan Hall,married Anne_____of Suffolk County,made his will and died at Bury St. Edmunds July 3,1538. His parents were Christopher Browne,Esquire of Stamford and Tolethrope County,Rutland, and Agnes of Beduingord County,Norfork. His will,dated1516 was proved at London in Feb. 1518.

Notes

Beyond Christopher Brown are 4 generations of ancesters all named John Brown. John IV was a draper by trade in Stamford,married to Agnes_____who died in 1470. An alderman in 1448,53,62, he died between 1462-70 and is Burried by his wife's side in All Saints Church in Stamford, England. His father John III of stamford,draper, Merchant of the Staple of Calais and Alderman of Stamford in 1414,1422,1427, was married to Margery who died Nov. 22,140_. He died July 26,1442 and they are both buried in All Saints Church in ,wich was erected at his expense. This church is the principle ornament of Suffolk County.

John II held the same prominent position as his son and father John I of Stamford County. He was titled Esquire,Alderman , Chief Magistrate untill the time of King Charles I. He was also Mayor of Stamford in 1376.[9]



Sources

  1. Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs ..., Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter, Pg. 147
  2. Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts Author: Bond, Henry Publication: 1860, this edition published later in one volume Call Number: G929.1744 W317bo2
  3. [Roots: The Lewis Family: Pat Morgan-Georgetown Tide Vol.4 Number 3
  4. Name: John Lewis Birth Date: 1600 Birthplace: Eng, Massachusetts Volume: 103 Page Number: 405 Reference: Directory of the anc. heads of New England fams. Comp. By Frank R. Holmes. NewYork, 1923. (274p.):149 Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 12 Dec 1906, 9016 Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.
  5. Name: John Lewis Arrival Year: 1634 Arrival Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts Source Publication Code: 1262 Primary Immigrant: Lewis, John Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p. Page: 178 Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012. He had 4 acers of planting land and a ten-acer lot on the Mtstic side in 1637. In all he was the owner of 6 parcels of land so he must have been a man of some means and a substantial proprietor in the MASS. BAY COLONY.
  6. Find A Grave Memorial# 104102885
  7. Name: John Lewis Death Date: 16 Sep 1657 City: Malden County: Mdsx State: MA Country: USA Source Information Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths
  8. Name: John Lewis Spouse: Mary Brown Marriage Date: 10 Apr 1650 Marriage Place: Malden, Massachusetts Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
  9. These then are the direct descendants of the Lewis family via Mary Browne Lewis and this research can be documented in the PEDIGREE OF BROWNE COMPILED FROM ENTRIES IN THE HERALD'S COLLEGE WILLS, PARISH REGISTERS AND ARMS FROM PRESTON'S GENEALOGIES and HISTORY OF WATERTOWN , MASS.


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On 12 Jul 2016 at 11:22 GMT Janne (Shoults) Gorman wrote:

On 16 Nov 2013 at 03:31 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Michael, you've got a batch of profiles here with no birth dates-- even estimated-- in the birth fields; could you please add them? Empty birth fields make searching and finding matches near impossible. Thank you so much.



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