A Bill Churchill of Texas, genealogist, and a researcher, Ian Stoyle. of Devon provided a great effort over the years to establish the English parentage of John Churchill. Although they came up with a great deal of circumstantial evidence pointing to John's father, the connection still lacks a prime source to resolve any doubt. I am wondering if anyone out there is in possession of connecting information. The following is a copy of the family group for reference.
1. John Churchill son of Thomas Churchill and Isolte Granger-Woolsey was born about 1607 in Rockbeare, Devon, England (In the parish of...).
Notes for John Churchill: General Notes:
There is good reason to believe that this John Churchill of Ottery Saint Mary is in fact one and the same person as the John Churchill of the Plymouth Colony who married Hannah Pontus. However, as a matter of genealogical research integrity the connection should not be made at this time.
Mary Balaman was born in Whimple, Devon..
Notes for Mary Balaman: General Notes:
Marriage licence to John Churchill was dated Aug. 31 1635.
John Churchill and Mary Balaman were married about Sep 1635 in Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, Eng.. They had 3 children.
2. Thomas Churchill son of George Churchill and Johane ? was born about 1570 in Woolsen. He died in 1634.
Notes for Thomas Churchill:
He was a yoeman, one of the five classes of Gentry. He was very wealthy. As his son, John, had two older brothers, John would not have inherited any of the family wealth as he was the 3rd. son in line. English tradition dictated that all assets went to the eldest son.
3. Isolte Granger-Woolsey was born about 1572 in Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, Eng.. She died in 1634.
Thomas Churchill and Isolte Granger-Woolsey were married on 27 Jun 1603 in Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, Eng.. They had the following children:
i. Robert Churchill was born on 13 Feb 1604.
ii. Edward Churchill was born on 26 Apr 1605.
+ 1. iii. John Churchill was born about 1607 in Rockbeare, Devon, England (In the parish of...). He married Mary Balaman about Sep 1635 in Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, Eng..
iv. Charles Churchill was born on 17 Sep 1609.
v. George Churchill was born on 05 May 1612.
vi. Francis Churchill was born on 19 Sep 1613.