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Robert Linnell (abt. 1584 - 1662)

Robert Linnell aka Lynnell, Linnett
Born about in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1605 in London, Englandmap
Husband of — married after 1632 in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Dec 2010
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Robert Linnell migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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[Disputed child: Amos Otis, Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families, included a son Samuel or Shubael to Robert Linnell, which had been perpetuated in later works. Recent research has indicated that there was no son of that name. See: NEHGR: 170: 2016: p. 42]

Biography

LINNELL:LYNNELL Robert who emigrated from London to Scituate, Mass circa 1633, and then was one of the first settlers in Barnstable Mass 1638 or 9. [1] [2]

His first wife was Susan Unknown [3] [2] [4] [5] According to Dalley, four of their children were baptized at St. Andrew Hubbard, London, 7 December 1623 [3], including:

  1. Susan, baptized at St. Andrew Hubbard, London on December 7, 1623. [3]
  2. David [3], who married Hannah Shelley in 1652 [2] [5]
  3. Hannah [3], who married John Davis in 1648 [6] [2] [5]
  4. Mary [3], who married Richard Childs in 1649 [2] [5]
  5. Abigail [3], who married Joshua Lumberd in 1651 [2] [5]

His second wife was Jemima/Pennina Howse, (one woman, whose name is spelled various ways). She was the sister of Hannah (Howse) Lothrop, Samuel House, and Thomas House. They were married some time between 1623, when Susan's children were baptized, and 1638, when Bethiah was baptized [7] [8]. Pennina and Samuel were noted as members of Lothrop's Separatist Congregation in London in 1632, for which Samuel was imprisoned and questioned. Thomas left bequests to his siblings in 1643 in London, and correspondence from Barnstable related to this estate is part of the evidence confirming the relationship, and Torrey provides additional sources[9]

Robert emigrated circa 1633, and these records assume he was married to his second wife before then [2]. On September 16, 1638, they joined the new church at Scituate [10] He was named as an inhabitant of Barnstable in 1640[11] and 1643[12]. Their children included:

  1. Bethia, baptized February 7, 1640 in Barnstable[13][2] [3] [5]

Robert died January 23, 1662. [2] [3] [5]

Last Will & Testament

[fol. 4] The last will of Robert Linell Deceased the 23 of January 1662" [14]
... to my wife my house and home lott soe long as shee lives a widdow...
... I give my house and home lott to David and his heires after my wife either Dieth ormarrieth...
... to John Davis my two oxen to find my wife wood and to mow my marsh and ploy my ground for her...
... to Bethy one Cow...

Sources

  1. Americana, Volume 15 National Americana Society, 1921
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families, Volume 2 by Amos Otis F. B. & F. P. Goss, 1890, The Linnel family is found on pages 148-161
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Religious and Political Radicalism in London: The Family of Thomas Howse with Massachusetts Connection, 1642–1665, Craig L. Dalley, published in Volume 170 (2016), Page 42 of 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.). According to Dalley, the key source for her name and their childre was John Bellamie A Justification of the Citie Remonstrance and its Vindication (London: Richard Cotes 1646), pages 22-23, which includes a description of specific method used to confirm the veracity of this information.
  4. Notes Howes, by Charles Edward Banks, published in Volume 69, page 284 of 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.). This is one of the sources that has accepted Dalley's information
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "Genealogical Notes of Cape Cod Families" by Lydia B. Brownson, Grace W. Held, and Doris V. Norton (Duxbury, Mass., typ., 1966). This open source shows information otherwise behind a paywall. See Vol. 33 (Lewis to Loring) page 55 for Robert
  6. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 Barnstable Volume 1, page 23 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016), which states John Davis (s. Dolar) and Hannah Lynnel (dau. Robert) Married 15 of March 1648
  7. Samuel House Great Migration 1634-1635, G-H, page 427 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.
  8. John Lothrop Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L, page 349. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume IV, I-L, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005.
  9. Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 Volume 2, page 953 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015, which states LINNELL, Robert (-1663, 1662/3) & ?Jemima/?Peninah/Pininna [HOUSE]; by 1627?, aft 1632, by 16 Sep 1638; Scituate {MD 15:58; Scituate Hist. 305; Barnstable Fam. 2:148, 153; Seeley-Vail 128; Goodspeed 129; Hamlin 39; Reg. 9:280; 67:260-261, 69:284; Brainerd Anc 166; Linnell-Snow 18; Hale (1952) 327; Swift (1955) 62}
  10. Scituate and Barnstable Church Records published in Volume 9, page 280 of 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.), which states 60. My Brother Robert Linnell and his wife having a letter of dismission from the church in London joyned to us September 16, 1638
  11. First Settlers of Barnstable MS; Volume 2, page 64 found in the Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.)
  12. Volume 1, page 6 of Barnstable, MA: Town Records, 1640-1793. Records of Barnstable, Massachusetts. CD-ROM. Boston, MA.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
  13. "Barnstable, MA: Church Records, 1639-1892.", page 87 Records of Barnstable, Massachusetts. CD-ROM. Boston, MA.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.), which states Bethiah Daughr of Robt Linnell Feb. 7, 1640
  14. "Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories," in https://archive.org/details/mayflowerdescendv1516mass/page/n129 The Mayflower Descendant, 15 (1913): 58-9]


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I updated/sourced the estimated second marriage. Changed daughter Sarah to Susan. Moved Susan, David, Mary, Abigail, and Hannah to mother Susan Unk. Have no idea what to do with Samuel, don't know if he existed.

Also adding PGM category to children (Hannah and David already are PGM) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Linnell-28 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Linnell-27

posted by Chris Hoyt
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posted by Jason Quick
deleted by Jason Quick
You have identified this additional Shubael as a son of Robert Linnell in his bio. The 'uncle' part of Shubael is in relation to Ewer/Lothrop is based again on Amos Otis:Barnstable families in which Otis stated Robert had a daughter Sarah who married Thomas Lothrop and Thomas Ewer, making Shubael (also named by Otis) uncle to her children.

Robert had no daughter Sarah Linnell. The Sarah that married Ewer and Lothrop was Sarah Learned. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Learned-28

posted by Chris Hoyt
1) The daughter Sarah noted here as married to Ewer and then Lothrop from source # 2 written in 1888, has been shown to be Sarah Learned, daughter of William Learned and should be removed as a child. GM: 1-3: p. 1165 https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/great-migration-begins-immigrants-to-ne-1620-1633-vols-i-iii/image?volumeId=12107&pageName=1165&rId=1415516237

2) However, as she had no bio etc. I think I will change her to Susan Linell, daughter of Robert and Susan, bapt Dec. 7, 1623 St. Andrew Hubbard. NEHGR: 170: 2016 p.32 https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/new-england-historical-and-genealogical-register/image?volumeId=46418&pageName=32&rId=66131567

3) Further, the children seem to be connected to Peninah Howse, second wife. And I will be connecting them to first wife Susan. NEHGR: 170 p. 42 https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/new-england-historical-and-genealogical-register/image?volumeId=46418&pageName=42&rId=66131577 as this was suggested some months age but not not completed.

I can't find son Samuel/Shubael any where except source # 2 and then in #5 - which is just some handwritten notes in 1967, that seem to be taken from #2.

posted by Chris Hoyt
I've added some further sources, and created Robert's first wife. If not one objects, I'll connect her with her children, and resolve some of the suggestion related to Jemima being too young to have been Sarah's mother.
posted by Laurie Giffin
Thanks, Chris, for doing the more careful analysis.
posted by Jillaine Smith
I don't think there is really a difference, don't know where that second part came from, but it looks like it might be in the 'original' language and the other is taken from that in more modern language.

1: son David he gives his lot on the south side of the road ….and his House and homelot…. after the death or marriage of his wife. VS 1: I give my house and home lott to David and his heires after my wife either Dieth ormarrieth.

2: To John Davis … his two oxen, on condition that he provided his wife with wood, plowed her grounds, and mowed her meadow two years VS 2: John Davis my two oxen to find my wife wood and to mow my marsh and ploy my ground for her...

3: daughter Bethia ,one cow VS 3: to Bethy one Cow...

posted by Chris Hoyt
Mmm... there appear to be two different wills that don't match... two different men?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Husband of Jemimah Howse — married August 10, 1610 in , London, Middlesex, England
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