Thomas Josselyn

Thomas Josselyn (abt. 1565)

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Sir Thomas Josselyn
Born about in Willingale Doe, Essex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Apr 1589 in Hatfield-Broad-Oak, Essex, Englandmap
Husband of — married 1603 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Englandmap
Profile last modified 11 Sep 2019 | Created 4 May 2018 | Last significant change: 11 Sep 2019
18:12: Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl edited the Biography for Thomas Josselyn (abt.1565-). (added GMD source at top) [Thank Cheryl for this]
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Thomas Josselyn migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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"The Great Migration Directory" source: The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) "The Grandfather of Daniel Hudson of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and Further Evidence on His English Origin." by Douglas Richardson. Vol. 64 (1989) pp.148, 149.subscription site$


Biography

Thomas was born about 1565, the son of Henry of Torrell's Hall and Anne Torrell, co. Essex.[1]

Sir Thomas married (2nd) Theodora Cooke, daughter of Edmund of Mount Maschall, co. Kent.[1] They had two sons:

  1. Henry Josselyn, arrived in New England in the ship Pide-Cow, at Piscataqua in 1634; became Chief Magistrate of Maine.[1]
  2. John Josselyn was a traveler and author.[1]

Thomas Josselyn of Torrell's Hall in Willingale-Doe, co Essex England was born in 1567; the son of Henry Josselyn.[2]

At Hatfield-Broad-Oak, co. Essex England he married (1st) Dorothy (Frank) Scott in April of 1589. She was the daughter of John and Cicely Frank of Hatfield-Broad-Oak and the widow of George Scott, by whom she had two daughters. The couple was married only two months after the death of George Scott in an unusual circumstance. They had "married clandestinely at the house of her father John Francke in Hatfield Broadoak." It seems they were married during the absence of her parents and by a strange minister. The law of the church insisted that the couple be married by the vicar in the local parish church.[2] On October 15, 1590 the excommunication was removed.[3]

Children of Thomas and Dorothy Josselyn:

  1. Torrell was born May 28, 1590. He married (1st) Elizabeth Brooke in 1616. She was the daughter of Sir Richard of Norton, co. Chester and his wife Joan Chaderton. Married (2nd) at Stepney, co. Middlesex on March 5, 1632/3 to Elizabeth (Jacob) Wilmer of Stratford-by-Bow, co. Middlesex; daughter of Abraham Jacob of London and widow of Thomas Wilmer of Stifford, co. Essex.
  2. Dorothy was born about 1592. Married Thomas Brewster of Middle Temple, London, son of John and Tamsen (Peirce)
  3. Henry was born about 1593 and died young.
  4. Henry was born about 1594 and died young.
  5. Anne was born about 1595. She married Sir William Mildmay, Knight. Married (2nd) Henry Glisson, physician.
  6. Thomas was born about 1596 and died at Bergen op Zoom, Holland in 1635.
  7. Elizabeth was born about 1597. Married Francis Neile.
  8. Mary was born about 1598
  9. Frances was born March 26, 1600. Married Rev. Clement Vincent.
  10. Edward (twin) was born about January 1601/2. Married in the Kingdom of Georgia a native of that country. Died at Smyrna in 1648.
  11. Benjamin (twin) was born about January 1601/2. He was living in February 1622/3

Dorothy, Thomas's wife died May 17, 1602.[2]

Thomas married (2nd) about 1603 to Theodora (Cooke) Bere, daughter of Edmund Cooke of Lesnes Abbey, Erith, and Mount Mascall, Bexley, co Kent, and his wife Elizabeth (daughter and coheiress of John Nichols), and widow of Clement Bere of Dartford, co. Kent. She had two sons and a daughter with her 1st husband.[2]

Children of Thomas and Theodora:

  1. Theodora was baptized September 25, 1604.
  2. Henry was born about 1606. Married Margaret Cammock, widow of Captain Thomas Cammock. He died in Maine, New England before May 10, 1683.
  3. John was born about 1608 and died after 1675. He was a traveler, writer, and naturalist. He made at least two trips to New England. In 1672 he published a book. He also wrote accounts of his trips to New England.
  4. Thomazine was born about 1610.

King James I knighted Sir Thomas Josselyn on May 11, 1603.[2]

Sir Thomas lived at Torrell's Hall in Willingale-Doe, co Essex, at Littleport in the Isle of Ely, co. Cambridge in 1622 and perhaps on his second wife's land in co. Kent.[2]

Sir Ferdinando Gorges appointed Sir Thomas Josselyn to be deputy-governor of all his possessions in New England, so he migrated to New England on the ship Nicholas, arriving at Black Point (state of Maine) on July 14, 1638. He returned to England before September 3, 1639.[2]

The date of the death of Thomas Josselyn has not yet been discovered.[2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
  3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 71, p. 227.subscribers$
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) Vol. 40 (1996) p. 290.link for subscribers$
  • https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LZDY-3FF
  • French, Miss Elizabeth. Genealogical Research in England, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston, Mass., 1917) Vol. 71, Page 248
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) Vol. 2:204 - 206.link for subscribers$
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)Vol. 11:31-34.subscribers$
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) Vol. 40:290 - 293.link for subscribers$


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On 11 Sep 2019 at 11:55 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Thomas Josselyn is listed in the GM Directory on p. 189. I'm adding the PGM project box.

On 13 Feb 2019 at 19:54 GMT Teresa Downey wrote:

Josselyn-216 and Josselyn-184 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same spouse, same birth info, same father.




Thomas is 21 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 15 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 8 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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