I've been sorting some of the Clevelands and I'm asking the same question:D
Does anyone happen to know *who* first asserted that an Isaac and Alice are the parents of Moses of Woburn? ...
Moses' profile is also a bit confusing because there's a spin-off of the Isaac/Alice theory which morphed into a Samuel Isaac/Alice idea. ... Is it a mash-up of different branches? (That's what it looks like on clean-up).
To add to the confusion ... at least one secondary source asserts that Samuel, son of Rev. Thos. Clieveland, vicar of Hinckley, LEI and descendant of the Yorkshire branch ... might be the father of Moses of Woburn (whose WikiTree profile has no parents). ... However, Forbes (n.d.), complicates thing by stating that Moses of Woburn sailed over from Ipswich. And I quote:
"Moses Cleaveland (or Cleveland...) came to this country (says family tradition) with his master, a joiner, from Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, England.
He early took up his permanent abode in Woburn, as appears by the Town Records, which, under date of Feb 3, 1648/9, mention a committee appointed to lay out the portion of land which had been promised him.
He m. Ann, dau of Edward Winn, born in England Sept 26, 1648 and had by her the following children, viz:
- Moses b. Sept 1, 1651.
- Hannah b. Aug 4, 1653, m. Thomas Henshaw (pronounced at that day Hincher) 1677.
- Aaron b. Jan 10, 1654/5
- Samuel b. June 9, 1657.
- Miriam b. July 10, 1659 m. a Fosdick or rather Foskett of Charlestown."