Ann (?)1

b. date unknown, d. 1686
     Ann's birth date is unknown. She married as her first husband Nicholas Wood. Ann (?) married as her second husband Edward Winn.1 Ann (?) died in 1686.1
     Ann was also known as Hannah (?)

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
Last Edited=17 Jun 2006

Rev. Aaron Porter1,2

b. 19 July 1689, d. 24 January 1721/22
     Rev. Aaron Porter was born on 19 July 1689 in Hadley, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,3,4,2 He was the son of Samuel Porter and Joanna Cook.2 Rev. Aaron Porter married Susannah Sewall, daughter of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell, on 22 October 1713 in Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay.1,3,2,5 Rev. Aaron Porter died on 24 January 1721/22 in Medford, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at age 32 of fever.1,3,6
     He graduated from Harvard College, Cambridge, Province of Massachusetts Bay, in 1708.7,2 He was ordained on 11 February 1713 in Medford, Province of Massachusetts Bay.2

Children of Rev. Aaron Porter and Susannah Sewall

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S809] Early VR Hampshire Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Hadley.
  3. [S98] U.S. Presidential Ancestors, Gary Boyd Roberts, Feb 11, 2001.
  4. [S344] Genealogical Notes Settlers CT and MA, online.
  5. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Salem.
  6. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Medford.
  7. [S345] McCall-Tidwell, online.
  8. [S796] Cleveland Genealogy, online.
Last Edited=13 Jan 2007

Susannah Sewall

b. 24 October 1691, d. 22 July 1747
     Susannah Sewall was born on 24 October 1691 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,2 She was the daughter of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell.3 Susannah Sewall married Rev. Aaron Porter, son of Samuel Porter and Joanna Cook, on 22 October 1713 in Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay.4,1,5,6 Susannah Sewall died on 22 July 1747 at age 55.1

Children of Susannah Sewall and Rev. Aaron Porter

Citations

  1. [S98] U.S. Presidential Ancestors, Gary Boyd Roberts, Feb 11, 2001.
  2. [S345] McCall-Tidwell, online.
  3. [S19] Savage, online.
  4. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S809] Early VR Hampshire Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Hadley.
  6. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Salem.
  7. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Medford.
  8. [S796] Cleveland Genealogy, online.
Last Edited=12 Jan 2007

Samuel Porter1,2

b. 6 April 1660, d. 29 July 1722
     Samuel Porter was born on 6 April 1660 in Hadley, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,3,2 He was the son of Samuel Porter and Hannah Stanley.4,2 Samuel Porter married Joanna Cook, daughter of Aaron Cook and Sarah Westwood, on 22 February 1684 in Hadley, Massachusetts Bay Colony.4,2 Samuel Porter died on 29 July 1722 in Hadley, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at age 62.1,4,5,2

Children of Samuel Porter and Joanna Cook

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S809] Early VR Hampshire Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Hadley.
  3. [S347] Stanley Families of Hartford, CT., online.
  4. [S344] Genealogical Notes Settlers CT and MA, online.
  5. [S345] McCall-Tidwell, online.
  6. [S334] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins of Hartford Connecticut.
Last Edited=15 Jan 2007

Joanna Cook1,2

b. 10 July 1665, d. 13 November 1713
     Joanna Cook was born on 10 July 1665.3 She was the daughter of Aaron Cook and Sarah Westwood.2,4 Joanna Cook married Samuel Porter, son of Samuel Porter and Hannah Stanley, on 22 February 1684 in Hadley, Massachusetts Bay Colony.5,2 Joanna Cook died on 13 November 1713 in Hadley, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at age 48.3,2

Children of Joanna Cook and Samuel Porter

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S809] Early VR Hampshire Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Hadley.
  3. [S345] McCall-Tidwell, online.
  4. [S48] The Great Migration.
  5. [S344] Genealogical Notes Settlers CT and MA, online.
  6. [S334] James Junius Goodwin, Goodwins of Hartford Connecticut.
Last Edited=15 Jan 2007

Aaron Cook1,2

b. before 21 February 1641, d. 16 September 1716
     Aaron Cook was born before 21 February 1641 in Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Hartford County.3,2 He was baptized on 21 February 1641 in Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Hartford County.2 He was the son of Aaron Cooke and Mary Ford.3 Aaron Cook married Sarah Westwood, daughter of William Westwood and Bridget (?), on 30 May 1661 in Hadley, Massachusetts Bay Colony. They were the first couple married in Hadley, MA.3,2,4,5 Aaron Cook died on 16 September 1716 in Northampton, Province of Massachusetts Bay.6

Child of Aaron Cook and Sarah Westwood

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S231] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, Vol. II, Surnames A-C, page 161.
  3. [S48] The Great Migration.
  4. [S346] History of Hadley, MA, online.
  5. [S809] Early VR Hampshire Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Hadley.
  6. [S345] McCall-Tidwell, online.
Last Edited=14 Feb 2007

Samuel Porter1,2

b. circa 1636, d. 1660
     Samuel Porter was born circa 1636 in Massachusetts Bay Colony, now Essex County, or in England.3 He was the son of John Porter and Mary Endicott.2 Samuel Porter married Hannah Dodge, daughter of William Dodge and Elizabeth (?), before 1658 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony.4,5 Samuel Porter died in 1660 in sea, near Barbados.6
     He was a mariner.2 He left a will on 10 December 1658.6

Child of Samuel Porter and Hannah Dodge

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S659] Early VR Plymouth CO MA (published), Vital Records of Hingham, Hingham Genealogies.
  3. [S152] New England Families, online.
  4. [S48] The Great Migration.
  5. [S989] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages.
  6. [S343] Descendents of Richard Porter, online.
  7. [S901] Joseph Thompson Dodge, "Dodge Family."
  8. [S997] Jedediah Herrick and Lucuis C Herrick, Herrick Genealogy.
Last Edited=20 Sep 2015

Hannah Dodge1,2,3

b. before 24 July 1642, d. 2 January 1688/89
     Hannah Dodge was born before 24 July 1642 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, now Essex County.4,2 She was baptized on 24 July 1642 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, now Essex County.4,2 She was the daughter of William Dodge and Elizabeth (?)2 Hannah Dodge married as her first husband Samuel Porter, son of John Porter and Mary Endicott, before 1658 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony.2,5 Hannah Dodge married Thomas Woodbury of Beverly as her second husband. on 2 December 1661 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony. They had nine children.6,2,3 She died on 2 January 1688/89 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony.6,3

Child of Hannah Dodge and Samuel Porter

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S48] The Great Migration.
  3. [S901] Joseph Thompson Dodge, "Dodge Family."
  4. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Salem.
  5. [S989] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages.
  6. [S343] Descendents of Richard Porter, online.
  7. [S997] Jedediah Herrick and Lucuis C Herrick, Herrick Genealogy.
Last Edited=20 Sep 2015

John Moody1

b. 1 April 1663, d. date unknown
     John Moody was born on 1 April 1663 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1 He was the son of Samuel Moody and Mary Cutting.1 John Moody married Hannah Dole, daughter of Richard Dole and Hannah Rolfe, on 18 May 1692.2 His death date has not been found.

Child of John Moody and Hannah Dole

Citations

  1. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Newbury.
  2. [S143] Carol Hayward, "From Now to Adam", Aug. 25, 2001, unverified.
  3. [S603] Ed Cooper, "Ed Cooper's email," e-mail to Ann GUlbransen, April 23, 2004.
Last Edited=11 Jan 2007

Hannah Dole1

b. 23 October 1665, d. date unknown
     Hannah Dole was born on 23 October 1665 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1 She was the daughter of Richard Dole and Hannah Rolfe.1 Hannah Dole married John Moody, son of Samuel Moody and Mary Cutting, on 18 May 1692.2 Her death date has not been found.

Child of Hannah Dole and John Moody

Citations

  1. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Newbury.
  2. [S143] Carol Hayward, "From Now to Adam", Aug. 25, 2001, unverified.
  3. [S603] Ed Cooper, "Ed Cooper's email," e-mail to Ann GUlbransen, April 23, 2004.
Last Edited=11 Jan 2007

Samuel Moody1

b. 1630, d. 4 April 1675
     Samuel Moody was born in 1630. He was the son of William and Sarah (Piierce) Moody.1,2 He married Mary Cutting, daughter of John Cutting and Mary Coffin, on 30 November 1657 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.3 Samuel Moody died on 4 April 1675 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,3

Children of Samuel Moody and Mary Cutting

Citations

  1. [S29] Paul Noyes' research, online noyes.rootsweb.com.
  2. [S252] Lloyd Horrocks, "Horrocks, Philips, Winget, Keeler, Clark, Watson, Lockwood, Strong, Gates and ancestors", Jul. 21, 2002, unverified.
  3. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Newbury.
Last Edited=11 Jan 2007

Richard Dole1

b. 31 December 1622, d. before 26 July 1705
     Richard Dole was born on 31 December 1622 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.1 He was the son of William Tanner Dole and Joan Hale. Richard Dole married Hannah Rolfe, daughter of Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe, in 1647 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.2 Richard Dole died before 26 July 1705 in Newbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay.3

Children of Richard Dole and Hannah Rolfe

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Newbury.
  3. [S1140] Merideth B. Colkert, Founders of Early American Families.
Last Edited=13 Dec 2014

Hannah Rolfe1

b. 1622, d. 6 September 1690
     Hannah Rolfe was born in 1622 in White, Wiltshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe. Hannah Rolfe married Richard Dole, son of William Tanner Dole and Joan Hale, in 1647 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.2 Hannah Rolfe died on 6 September 1690 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.2
     She immigrated in 1638 with her parents Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe.3

Children of Hannah Rolfe and Richard Dole

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Newbury.
  3. [S386] Elizabeth French, "Gen. Research in England."
Last Edited=12 Jan 2007

Apphia Moody1,2,3

b. 23 June 1693, d. 2 February 1753
     Apphia Moody was born on 23 June 1693 in Newbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay.1,4,2,3 She was the daughter of John Moody and Hannah Dole.4,3 Apphia Moody married Samuel Hale, son of Reverend John Hale and Sarah Noyes, on 26 August 1714 in Newbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay.1,4,3 Apphia Moody married Samuel Robinson as her second husband in 1732 in Newbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay.2,3 She died on 2 February 1753 in Newbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at age 59.1,4,2,3

Children of Apphia Moody and Samuel Hale

Citations

  1. [S29] Paul Noyes' research, online noyes.rootsweb.com.
  2. [S700] George Dudley Seymour, Capt. Nathan Hale.
  3. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Newbury.
  4. [S603] Ed Cooper, "Ed Cooper's email," e-mail to Ann GUlbransen, April 23, 2004.
Last Edited=11 Jan 2007

Henry Rolfe1

b. before 5 September 1585, d. 1 March 1642/43
     Henry Rolfe was born before 5 September 1585 in Downton, Wiltshire, England.1 He was baptized on 5 September 1585 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England.2 He was the son of John Rolfe and Honour (?) Henry Rolfe married Honour Rolfe, daughter of Richard Rolfe and Agnes Rolfe, on 28 May 1621 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England.1,3,2 Henry Rolfe died on 1 March 1642/43 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, now Essex County.3,4
     He and Honour Rolfe immigrated in 1638. Their children Hannah, Ann and John traveled with them.2

Children of Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S386] Elizabeth French, "Gen. Research in England."
  3. [S29] Paul Noyes' research, online noyes.rootsweb.com.
  4. [S1140] Merideth B. Colkert, Founders of Early American Families.
  5. [S423] Henry Rolfe, "Henry & John Rolfe."
Last Edited=20 Dec 2014

Honour Rolfe1

b. 1593, d. 19 December 1650
     Honour Rolfe was born in 1593 in White, Wiltshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Rolfe and Agnes Rolfe. Honour Rolfe married Henry Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Honour (?), on 28 May 1621 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England.1,2,3 Honour Rolfe died on 19 December 1650 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, at the house of Thomas Blanchard.2
     She and Henry Rolfe immigrated in 1638. Their children Hannah, Ann and John traveled with them.3

Children of Honour Rolfe and Henry Rolfe

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S29] Paul Noyes' research, online noyes.rootsweb.com.
  3. [S386] Elizabeth French, "Gen. Research in England."
  4. [S423] Henry Rolfe, "Henry & John Rolfe."
Last Edited=2 Feb 2007

Richard Rolfe1

b. 1567, d. 2 December 1598
     Richard Rolfe was born in 1567 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England.1 He was the son of Richard Rolfe and Elizabeth (?) Richard Rolfe married Agnes Rolfe, daughter of Unidentified Rolfe and Alice (?), circa 1590 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England.1 Richard Rolfe died on 2 December 1598 in England.1

Children of Richard Rolfe and Agnes Rolfe

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S386] Elizabeth French, "Gen. Research in England", Vol 66, p. 251.
Last Edited=28 Jul 2002

Richard Rolfe1

b. 1545, d. 1567
     Richard Rolfe was born in 1545 in Downton, Wiltshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Henry Rolfe and Agnes Butter. Richard Rolfe married Elizabeth (?) between 1561 and 1566 in England.1 Richard Rolfe died in 1567 in Wiltshire, England.1

Child of Richard Rolfe and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S369] Robert Wylie, "Robert Wylie Family History", Mar. 1, 2003, unverified.
Last Edited=20 May 2003

Elizabeth (?)1

b. circa 1545, d. date unknown
     Elizabeth (?) was born circa 1545 in Wiltshire, England.1 She married as her first husband Richard Rolfe, son of Henry Rolfe and Agnes Butter, between 1561 and 1566 in England.1 Elizabeth (?) married William Sanders as her second husband.2 Her death date has not been found. She died in Wiltshire, England.

Child of Elizabeth (?) and Richard Rolfe

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S386] Elizabeth French, "Gen. Research in England."
Last Edited=17 Jun 2006

Henry Rolfe1

b. 1515, d. 1558
     Henry Rolfe was born in 1515 in Hamptworth, Wiltshire, England.1 He married Agnes Butter, daughter of Thomas Butter and Joane (?), in 1541 in Dedham, Essex, England.1 Henry Rolfe died in 1558 in Downton, Wiltshire, England.1,2

Children of Henry Rolfe and Agnes Butter

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S369] Robert Wylie, "Robert Wylie Family History", Mar. 1, 2003, unverified.
Last Edited=21 Oct 2014

Agnes Butter1

b. 1521, d. between 1555 and 1558
     Agnes Butter was born in 1521 in Dedham, Essex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Butter and Joane (?) Agnes Butter married Henry Rolfe in 1541 in Dedham, Essex, England.1 Agnes Butter died between 1555 and 1558 in Dedham, Essex, England, (based on mention in her father's will.)2,3
     Agnes was also known as Butler.

Compiler's note: Many on-line genealogies show Agnes Butter married to both Henry Rolfe and Henry Sherman. That Agnes, daughter of Thomas was married to Henry Rolfe seems clear based on Thomas' reference to his daughter Agnes Rolfe in his will dated 20 Aug. 1555. A marriage to Henry Sherman for the same woman seems unlikely as the birthdates of the Sherman and Rolfe children overlap. That the women were related is likely, because Henry Sherman was an executor of Thomas Butter's will. It is possible that there was only one Agnes, but I have not seen a chronology that makes this possible.2

Children of Agnes Butter and Henry Rolfe

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
  2. [S420] Thomas Townsend Sherman, "English Shermans (1914)."
  3. [S386] Elizabeth French, "Gen. Research in England."
Last Edited=21 Oct 2014

Mary Warde1

b. 1592, d. 6 March 1663/64
     Mary Warde was born in 1592 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England. She was the daughter if Edward Ward.1 She married Captain John Cutting circa 1615 in London, London, England, 3 other kids.1 Mary Warde died on 6 March 1663/64 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1

Children of Mary Warde and Captain John Cutting

Citations

  1. [S29] Paul Noyes' research, online noyes.rootsweb.com.
  2. [S252] Lloyd Horrocks, "Horrocks, Philips, Winget, Keeler, Clark, Watson, Lockwood, Strong, Gates and ancestors", Jul. 21, 2002, unverified.
Last Edited=12 Jan 2007

William Tanner Dole1

b. 1596, d. between 1626 and 1687
     William Tanner Dole was born in 1596 in Tangeworth, England.1 He was the son of Richard Dole. William Tanner Dole married Joan Hale before 1622. William Tanner Dole died between 1626 and 1687 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, probably.1

Child of William Tanner Dole and Joan Hale

Citations

  1. [S88] R. Corey, "1799686.ged", Jul. 30, 2002, unverified.
Last Edited=26 Apr 2005

Sarah Noyes1,2,3,4,5

b. 21 March 1655/56, d. 20 May 1697
     Sarah Noyes was born on 21 March 1655/56 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.6,2,4,5 She was the daughter of Rev. James Noyes and Sarah Brown.2,4,5 Sarah Noyes married Reverend John Hale , son of Deacon Robert Hale and Joanna Cutter, on 3 March 1683/84 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.6,1,2,3,5 Sarah Noyes died on 20 May 1697 in Beverly, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at age 41.6,2,3,5
     When accused of witchcraft in 1692 it was said that "her worth was so well known, her husband and all the people were convinced that the accuser had perjured herself, and reasoned if so in her case, what not in other cases! From that time, they looked at things from a new side and the spell was broken."6

Children of Sarah Noyes and Reverend John Hale

Citations

  1. [S48] The Great Migration.
  2. [S700] George Dudley Seymour, Capt. Nathan Hale.
  3. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Beverly.
  4. [S843] Early VR Essex Co. MA (published), Vital records of Newbury.
  5. [S736] Great Migration Online, online www.greatmigrationonline.org.
  6. [S29] Paul Noyes' research, online noyes.rootsweb.com.
  7. [S603] Ed Cooper, "Ed Cooper's email," e-mail to Ann GUlbransen, April 23, 2004.
Last Edited=22 Dec 2007

Rev William Noyes1,2

b. 1568, d. before 30 April 1622
     Rev William Noyes was born in 1568 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Robert William Noyes and Joan Attridge. Rev William Noyes married Anne Parker, daughter of Robert Parker and Mary Edyth Burge, in 1595 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England.2 Rev William Noyes died before 30 April 1622 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England.1,2 His estate was inventoried on 30 April 1622 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England.1
     He was educated between 1588 and 1592 in Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He was ordained in 1602 in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England, He was instituted as Rector of Cholderton.2

Paul Noyes compiled the following information about William Noyes:
"NEHG Register, Vol. 149: William Noyes Rev. Born, 1568. Died, before the 30th of April 1622, in Cholderton, Wilts, England (near the edge of Hants, between Amesbury in the west and Andover in Hampshire). William Noyes, plebian, was matriculated, age 20, at University College, Oxford, 15 Nov 1588, being admitted to the B.A. degree 31 May 1592. He was instituted rector of Cholderton in 1601, according to the Salisbury "Diocesan Register".
Rev. Cotton Mather, pastor of the North Church in Boston, provides an insight into the character of William Noyes while describing, from a contemporary viewpoint, the early education of Ann's nephew, Rev. Thomas Parker. "This Mr. Thomas Parker was the only son of his father, who was very desirous to have him a scholar, committed him unto perhaps a godly, but a very severe master [Rev. William Noyes]. Under this hard master, though he was well nigh discouraged by the dulness which he apprehended in his own capacity, yet the consideration of his father's desire made him, with an early piety, to join his prayers unto his pains, that he might have his education prospered; and God so prospered him, that he arrived unto a desirable degree of knowledge, both in tongues and in arts." [Magnalia Christi Americana (Hartford, 1855), 1:480-488].

The register of the Diocese shows that he officiated in the Parish from 1602 to 1620, at which time he resigned. He was then appointed Attorney General to the King. In 1621, he was succeeded as rector by his son Nathan. Despite his scholarly ways, either Rev. William Noyes failed to keep a parish register for Cholderton, or the book has been lost. When Mr. Samuel Heskins became rector in 1651, he felt it necessary to begin a new book and recorded somewhat erroneous information concerning William and his son Nathan. In the NEHG Register, Vol. 42, Oct 1888, p.403 Edward Deering Noyes received a letter from the current Rector of Cholderton, Rev. Edwin P. Barrow in which is the following extract from the Registry Book: "Mr. William Noyes Rector of Choldington about 30 years departed this life anno 1616. Mr. Nathan Noyes succeeded his father in the Rectorie of Choldrington and departed this life in ye year 1651." Among the burials extracted from the register is "Mrs. Ann Noyes, widow + Relict of Mr. William Noyes sometime Rector of Choldrington, March 7, 1657, age 82. The present parish register was begun only in 1651, but a complete list of the incumbents from 1297 is preserved in the Salisbury Diocesan Register. The following records are taken from the "Parish Notes," published in 1889 by Rev. Edwin P. Barrow, the then rector.

"The Church of St. Nicholas, Cheldreton, was given to the Monks of St. Neots (Huntingdonshire) about 1175 by Roger Burnard, and the grant was confirmed by Pope Alexander III. In 1380, 1399 and 1401 John Skylling, lord of the manor, was also patron of the church, probably by temporary grants from the Convent. In 1445 it was again in St. Neots' Priory, but seems to have been finally alienated to John Skylling about 1449." Through several patrons it came to Sir Thomas Lovell, lord of the manor, in 1492 and 1494. John Thornborough was patron in 1567, and by him and Giles Hutchins the living was given to William Noyes. Rev. William Noyes became rector just before the death of Queen Elizabeth and held the living until his death. In 1840, the old church was pulled down

Cholderton is a small town on the Bourne, about eleven miles from Salisbury, which contains the great Salisbury Cathedral, built in the year 1220 A.D., whose lofty tower overlooks the dead Roman city of Sarum and "Stonehenge." the ruins of the wonderful pre-historic temple of the ancient Celtic Druids, in the midst of the Salisbury Plain. Nearby is Wilton House, the seat of the Earl of Pembroke. It is sometimes called West Cholderton, to distinguish it from Cholderton, Hampshire, which is known as East Cholderton.

He married Ann Parker, who was a sister of Rev. Robert Parker, a learned Puritan divine, and a graduate of Oxford, who was driven to Holland for "non-conformity" to Queen Elizabeth's forms.

He died intestate before 30 April 1622, when an inventory of his estate was made. 28 May 1622, his widow Anne was appointed administratrix (Court of Archdeacon of Sarum).

NEHG Register, Vol. 149: The inventory of "all the goods + cattles of Wm Noise clarck l[ate of] of West Choldrington in the County of Wiltsh[ire] taken and prized by John Bacheler + Richard Noyse the 30th of Aprill 1622" included: Imprimis his wearing app[ar]ell + money in his purse s Item in the Chamber ov[er] the hall 2 bedsteds i chest i flasket one little binery bord i bedpan 2 old coffers i forme + other old household implents viiis iiij Item linnen iijs Item 2 old flock beds 2 flock pillowes a fether bolster 3 little fether pillowes 3 blankets + 2 cov[er]leds, one pound and halfe of fethers xxs Item in the chamber ov[er] the buttry 2 old bedsteads a peece of a presse and a few other household implements ijs Item in the buttry 1 old combe, i old barrell 3 little tables 2 old formes 1 little hiver 1 old powdring tub search i seeve, i peck, i peele i torne i pewter platter 2 sawcers one old pottinger 1 chamber pott one little brasen candlestick 1 little old pot 2 little skillets + other old household implem[en]ts vjs Item in the kitchen one little bord, 2 old formes 1 frying pan, 1 greeiron 1 brech one tramell 1 pothanger one cradle 1 chaire 1 driping pan and a fewe other household implem[en]ts iijs iiijd Item in the backside one capon and 4 hens one old rack and 2 or three old troughs iijs Item 2 bushels of wheate and a little bacon viijs

The total was an extremely modest £3, 2 shillings, 8 pence. We may assume that he had disposed of his library and other valuables before his death. Anne Noyse took administration with a bond, dated 28 May 1622 and co-signed in a well-educated hand by Cuthbert Parker, yeoman, of Whitchbury, Hampshire, presumable Anne's brother; both used heraldic seals.

James Frazier, in 1847, was rector of Cholderton, and in 1870 Bishop of Chester in 1884, and Bishop of Oxford, in 1888. The advowson of the rectory of Cholderton now belongs to the Provost and Fellows of Oriel College, Oxford, having come into their possession in 1698.

His brother, Richard Noyes, of Cholderton, yeoman, made his will 25 Aug 1639, in which he mentions widow Sara. Another brother, Robert Noyes, yeoman, born in 1570, died 20 Jan 1659, and was buried at Cholderton. The will of Richard Noyes of Manningford Bruce, in the diocese of Sarum, 2 Feb 1590, mentions "the sons of Robert Noyes of Cholderton." This Robert may have been the father of William, Richard, and Robert Noyes. Richard Noyes of Manningford Bruce was son of William Noyes of Urchfont, yeoman (will 1557), who purchased the prebend of Urchfont in 1540, from the Earl of Hertford, afterwards Protector Somerset. The Noyes family of Urchfont was of the same stock as that of Cholderton.

NEHG Register, Vol. 12, Jul 1858, p. 276. "Examination of a Register of the diocese of Sarum, from early in the 13th century, printed by Sir Thomas Philips, a distinguished Antiquary, but never published, helped James Savage, Esq. to one or two of our New England divines from Wiltshire: Wilielmus Noyes p.m. at the church of Choldrington 1602, and Nathaniel Noyes p.r. Wm Noyes at the church of West Chaldrington 1621. He states that p.m. is an abbreviation for per mortem and p.r. for per resignationem."1

Children of Rev William Noyes and Anne Parker

Citations

  1. [S29] Paul Noyes' research, online noyes.rootsweb.com.
  2. [S558] James Atkins Noyes, "Noyes Pedigree."
  3. [S736] Great Migration Online, online www.greatmigrationonline.org.
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