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||John Throckmorton Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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John Throckmorton, Sr, son of Bassingbourne and Mary Hill Throckmorton, of City of Norwich, Norfolk County, England brought this branch of the Throckmortons from England to North America. John Sr and his father are named as descendants of the signers of the Magna Charta here.    John E Stillwell questioned this but recognized the work of others to prove it.  Col. C Wickliffe Throckmorton used the will of Bassingbourne Throckmorton, a suit over it that followed and a letter from Capt. G Andrews Moriarity with the results to establish he was Bassingbourne Throckmorton's son who arrived aboard the ship "Lyon" in 1631. The documents and full argument can be found here. 
John was baptized May 9 1601 at St. Paul's Church, Norwich, Norfolk, England and died in 1687 in Middleton, New Jersey on a visit to his sons. He was apprenticed as a scrivener to Robert Debney, his uncle, March 20 1620 for 7 1/2 years from Christmas 1620. 
He married Rebecca Farrand, daughter of Richard and Rebecca Harrison Farrand. They embarked on the ship "Lyon" from England at the height of the Puritan emigration along with the well-known Rev Roger Williams from Bristol, England December 1 1630. An account of the trip by Gov. Winthrop may be found here.   
They were the parents of seven children, Freegift, Hannah m Unknown Taylor, John m Alice Deliverance Stout, Job I m Sarah Leonard, Joseph, Patience m John Coggeshall and Deliverance m James Ashton. A timeline of his life and his many contributions which includes church, town and to the growth of Rhode Island and New York along with an Indian massacre about 1643 may be found here.   
A second spelling of Throckmorton was noted as Throgmorton during my research. The name given to the "land brief" granted to John Throckmorton July 6 1643 by Governor William Kieft was Throckmorton's Neck and Throg's Neck. Another finding was the spelling of the names in Job Throckmorton I's will as Throgmorton. Sarah, his wife, and John Sr, his brother's names were also spelled Throgmorton. A discussion of the spellings Throckmorton as Throgmorton in the 15th century here. 
The time frame 1666/1667 when Hannah Taylor and John Throckmorton were petitioning the Town Council meetings confirm for this researcher she was his daughter---in hers her given name is Hannah and in his her married name is Taylor. 
The Find A Grave Memorial #19356715 Hannah Throckmorton's married name is incorrect--Taylor not Travenor. It was corrected Aug 24 & 25 2017 in Wikitree and Find A Grave with a message to the creator.
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 20:37 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 23 Aug 2017 at 13:38 GMT Sharon (Hardman) West wrote:
On 16 Mar 2017 at 05:40 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
The English Ancestry of Rebecca Farrand, Wife of John Throckmorton of Providence, Rhode Island, by Paul C. Reed, FASG and Leslie Mahler, TAG Vol 77 (2002), pages 230 and 234.
Paul shows that John Throckmorton married Rebecca Farrand, daughter of Richard and Rebecca (Harrison) Farrand.
Harrison-10113 needs be merged into Farrand-108 with Farrand-108 being the final ID#.
Harrison-10113 is connected to Joseph as mother, and John Throckmorton as husband. The merge would put them both connected to only Rebecca Farrand, and since Harrison-10113 has 'no other connections, and only the wrong last name with R. Farrand's dates and son, it would all be restored correctly.
On 14 Mar 2017 at 17:32 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 6 Dec 2016 at 06:28 GMT Charlie Riddle wrote:
"It is thought that John Throckmorton was related to the Haseley branch of the Throckmorton family in England, which was Protestant. This seems the more likely from the fact that Job was a prominent name among the Throckmortons of Haseley and John Throckmorton had a son Job, which name is perpetuated to this day among his descendants. John Throckmorton removed to Salem, Mass. and while there became a prominent follower of Roger Williams." -Jeannette Throckmorton, "Throckmorton-Bentley History", 1927
Also, Jeannette notes his death date as 1687, note 1683, although it was still on a visit to his son.
On 3 Dec 2015 at 03:54 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
None of them list Hannah Throckmorton-448, or Miss Throckmorton-237 or daughter Throckmorton-238.
Hannah's sources on Ancestry are deleted, cannot be found. "Miss" only gives an Ancestral file #, which is derivative, and "Daughter" is the same as "Miss".
Since Mayes, Moriarty and Richardson, all experts on this family, don't include them, should they be deleted?
On 2 Dec 2015 at 20:43 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
For me, that settles the issue. Douglas Richardson and his editor Kimball G. Everingham, are acknowledged experts in the subject of early colonial families.
There is also this:
The ref. next to Freegift in this profile is to NEHGR 98:72, which shows Freegift as "died s.p. in Jamaica". [An unmarried woman was called a "spinster", but the ref next to Freegift is to the source which shows "s.p.". s.p. is a Latin abbrev. for sine prole meaning "without children". I've only seen s.p. applied to males. It does not mean "spinster".]
The ref. in Wikipedia to T.A.G. 20:116-118 shows Freegift "died unmarried at Jamaica". The ref. does not say Freegift is a daughter, or a female.
On 1 Dec 2015 at 03:21 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:
On 12 Dec 2014 at 21:31 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
They have the same birth year/location, death year/location - discrepancies in the actual month, day should be resolved in favor of source footnotes.
The differences in the name of the wife should be resolved with sources.
On 30 Nov 2014 at 17:12 GMT Jennifer (Brown) Bynes wrote:
-from Family Sketches of the Throckmortons of Southern Ohio by Loraine B. Swiger, James Printing Co., Waverly, Ohio 1975.
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