William Marston Sr

William Marston Sr (abt. 1590 - 1672)

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Capt. William Marston Sr
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1662 (to about 1672) in New Hampshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshiremap
Profile last modified 9 Jun 2018 | Created 21 Sep 2010
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Biography

William Marston, Sr. was born at Ormesby St. Margaret, in the county of Norfolk, England in about 1590. His father has been identified but not his mother. His nephew Robert also immigrated. Both men settled in Hampton. [1]

William married by 1615. It is likely that she immigrated with him. William and his first wife had at least five children. The last three were baptized in Hemeby, Norfolk. His son John was baptized there in 1630. He the last child born in England. [2]

William is said to have immigrated along with two brothers, probably in 1634. He is said to have been in Salem, Mass by 1636, moving a couple of times including to Newbury before settling by 1640 in Hampton, NH. Many of his neighbors from Ormesby, Eastow, Page, Moulton and Dow, also settled in Hampton. [3]

William served once as a Selectman for Hampton. His seat at the meeting house was in the first row, reflecting his high standing in his community. His wife, identifed as Goody Marston, was also sat in the first row for women. [4]

He was obviously not satisfied by the Puritan doctrine as he was fined for having Quaker books in his possession.

His first wife died, date unknown. By 1663 he was remarried to a much younger woman, known only as Sabina. They had one child, a daughter, named Tryphena.

William wrote his will in 1672 leaving some money to his older children. The bulk of his estate went to Tryphena.

Sabina remarried the following year, her husband's name was John Redman.

Disputed Wives

Wife number one is unknown. There is no document which gives a hint of her name. She is known only as Goody Marston in the Hampton records. There was a younger William Marston who lived in Salem who married a woman named Sarah by 1653. They had multiple children, all born in Salem. This maybe the source of the name Sarah. Her Find A Grave bio claims that her parents were Judah and Sarah Locke Goody. I cannot find any such people. In his entry in Torrey's Marriages, the Sarah is included as a possible name for his wife. This is not proof that her name is Sarah it is only a reflection of what is found in the literature about William Marston. [5]

Wife number two is known in the records as only Sabina. No surname is found in any record. Torrey offers two surnames found in the literature about William; Page and Locke. Libby, Noyes and Davis offers a convoluted theory for the Locke name, other genealogies claim she was the daughter of Robert and Lucy Page. The problem with the Page claim is that no serious Page researcher has included her as his child.[6] Also very telling, is the fact that in Robert Page's will he names all his children and many grandchildren. There is no mention of a Sabina or Tryphena. [7]

Will

Date: 25 JUN 1672 Place: Hampton, New Hampshire The Last Will and Testament of William Marston, Sr., of Hampton, N.H. - Being through the mercy of God of perfit & sound memory & understanding as followeth: I bequeath my soule to Him that gave it, & my boddie to the earth, - I give to my eldest son Thomas Marston, five shillings, and to my son William Marston, five shillings, and to my son John Marston, five shillings, & to my duaghter Prudence Coxes, five shillings, to be paid within a twelef-month after my decease. All the rest of my estate, goods, chattelles, debtes, moveables, & what else is in any manner appertaining, or belonging unto me, I give unto my daughter Trifana; & I doue make my beloved wife Sabina my sole excetketer unto this my Last Will & Testament, and for the confirmation hereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seall, the 25th of Juen one thousand six hundred seventy & two. The Mark of William Marston, Sr.[8]

Children[9]

  1. Thomas b. ab 1617
  2. Prudence m. (1) William Swaine; m. (2) Moses Cox
  3. William bpt 11 Mar 1626 at Hemsby, Norfolk - Willyam Merstone, son of Willyam bpt 11 Mar 1626/27, St Mary the Virgin, Hemsby, Norfolk.[10]
  4. Anne bpt 6 Dec; bur 7 Dec 1628 at Hemsby - bpt 6 Dec 1628, St Mary the Virgin, Hemsby, Norfolk Anne, d/o William Morstone/Merstone[10]
  5. John bpt 20 June 1630 at Hemsby - bpt 20 Jun 1630, St Mary the Virgin, Hemsby, Norfolk, John son of Wilyam Merstone[10]
  6. Tryphena (by 2nd wife Sabina) b. 28 Dec 1663; m. Joseph Philbrick.

Sources

  1. Mary Lovering Holeman, Holman, Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury And John Sargent Pillsbury, [Concord, N.H.: Priv. print. at the Rumford press], 1938.
  2. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89061968335
  3. Sybil I. Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1972) 462.
  4. Sybil I. Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1972) 462.
  5. http://www.jeaniesgenealogy.com/2017/03/william-marston-of-ormsby-st-margaret.html
  6. John Brooks Threlfall, Fifty Great Migration Colonists, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1992) 216.
  7. http://www.jeaniesgenealogy.com/2017/03/william-marston-of-ormsby-st-margaret.html
  8. "Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881,"Online database, AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. "Will of Henry Marston, Sr. of Hampton," (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
  9. Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Maine, 1928-1939; rpt. Balti­more 1972) p. 462
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 www.freereg.org.uk search using appropriate parameters

references

  • Gardner Bartlett, "Extracts From a Rental of the Manor of Ormesby Co. Norfolk, 1610," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register, (October 1915) Vol. 69, p. 343.
  • Sybil I. Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1972) 462.
  • Mary Lovering Holeman, Holman, Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury And John Sargent Pillsbury, [Concord, N.H.: Priv. print. at the Rumford press], 1938.
  • John W. Jordan, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Vol. 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 2004) 1102.
  • "Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700," 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.
  • Davis, Walter Goodwin,. The ancestry of Sarah Stone : wife of James Patten of Arundel (Kennebunkport) Maine, (Portland, Me.: Southworth Press, 1930)131.
  • Tingley, Raymon Meyers,. Some ancestral lines : being a record of some of the ancestors of Guilford Solon Tingley and his wife, Martha Pamelia [sic] Meyers.( Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle Pub. Co., 1935) 220.
  • Edith Bartlett Sumner, Ancestry of Edward Wales Blake and Clarissa Matilda Glidden, with ninety allied families, (Ann Arbor: Edwards Bros. 1948) 171.
  • Eve Weaver O'Connell, Marston-Weaver, A Tribute to My Parents, (Boston: Privately Printed, 1951) 2.
  • Perley, Sidney. The History of Salem, Massachusetts. Salem, MA: S. Perley, 1924. Print.
  • search FreeReg.org
  • John Brooks Threlfall, Fifty Great Migration Colonists, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1992) 216.
  • Court records of the Province of New Hampshire
  • "Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881,"Online database, AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. "Will of Henry Marston, Sr. of Hampton," (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)


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On 9 Jun 2018 at 16:04 GMT Richard Marston wrote:

Thanks Anne - I will definitely take more careful look at some of the other connections mentioned in the thesis as well! Thanks again for tracking down this info.

On 8 Jun 2018 at 02:55 GMT Anne B wrote:

As I began looking a little closer (I looked at a transcript of the will, I noticed the children (Mary, Elizabeth, John) mentioned as children of William and Francesca were not the children of William the immigrant. This William remained in England. Frances died in Hemsby in 1652. Apparently this has been around a while. See Marston English Ancestry p. 35 by Holman.

On 8 Jun 2018 at 00:54 GMT Anne B wrote:

Richard, I've taken a look at this. How exciting. I was going to suggest you add something, but I see you're not yet pre-1700 certified. So I will take care of it.

Thank you, a great find.

On 3 Jun 2018 at 20:05 GMT Richard Marston wrote:

William's first wife was Francesca Goodall according to: McAllan, Barbara, "Custom. Contrast or Compromise The transfer of culture from Old to New England in the Seventeenth Century:

Ormesby, Norfolk to Hampton, New Hampshire", pp.122, 137, June, 1999. This is a thesis submitted for her PhD at University of East Anglia and lists a lot of information on family connections, background and sources for anyone researching the Ormesby migrant families.

On 26 Feb 2017 at 22:48 GMT Jeanie (Thornton) Roberts wrote:

Marston-971 and Marston-18 appear to represent the same person because: These two profiles appear to represent the same man. please merge. thanks

On 22 Apr 2016 at 15:35 GMT Vince Matal III wrote:

Marston-591 and Marston-18 appear to represent the same person because: Dates, children are similar to the point of match. Marston-591 is orphaned, while Marston-18 is sourced and matches additional sources.

On 3 Jan 2016 at 10:05 GMT Anonymous Vickery wrote:

[1] Page 430. :) !

On 17 May 2014 at 15:44 GMT Ken Broughton wrote:

Marston-554 and Marston-203 appear to represent the same person because: Same Data.


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