(1592-1669) - Dilton, Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England; Ipswich, Essex co., MA

(Third Generation - Cogswell Family)


BIRTH John 2was born in 1592 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England[9,10,11] and baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 2 Apr 1592[12].
DEATH & BURIAL He died in Chebacco, Ipswich, Essex co., MA on 29 November 1669; he was 77[11,12,13] and is buried in The Old North Graveyard of the First Church, Ipswich, Essex co., MA[14].
OCCUPATION John2 was also a Clothier and was also referred to as a London Merchant. Jameson avers that he may have a had a commission house there, leading to this particular title in some records[15].
EDUCATION John2 was educated - he signed his will and his estate included books[10].
MIGRATION John Cogswell, like William Ivory, left a very comfortable existence to come to America. Jameson recounts: "...At the age of twenty-three years he married the daughter of the parish vicar, succeeded to his father's business, and settled down in the old homestead. His parents died soon after his marriage, and he received by inheritance 'The Mylls called Ripond, situate within the Parish of Frome Selwood,' together with the home place and certain personal property. Like his father, he was a manufacturer of woollen fabrics, largely broadcloths and kerseymeres. The superior quality of these manufactures gave to his 'mylls' a favorable reputation, which appears to have been retained to the [1880s]. [In the 1880s,] [t]here are factories occupying much the same locations and still owned by Cogswells, which continue to put upon the markey woollen cloths that in Vienna and elsewhere have commanded the first premiums in the world exhibitions of our times..."[15]

So, with the following sale of their estate and home, they headed for America.

11 Charles First, Trinity Term, (1635):
Anthont Selfe and Henry Allyn, Plaintiff, and John Cogswell and Elizabeth, his wife, Defendants, whereby Anthony and Henry give to John and Elizabeth 40 sterling for one messuage, two Cottages, one barn, two gardens, two orchards, 4 1/2 acres of land, one of meadow and four of Pasture, with the appurtenances in Westbury and Westbury Leigh, Co. Wilts[16].

It appears that the family unit which came over definitely included: John [Sr.], Elizabeth (his wife) and their children Elizabeth, Mary, William, Edward and John [Jr.]. (Abigail & Sarah were born in America.) The question marks remain around Phyllis, Alice, Esther and Ruth; of whom there are no more records save their baptisms. At least one of them is the unnamed daughter who remained in England. She had two children and was visited by her brother John on his ill-fated final voyage to London. Jameson claims that eight of the children born in England went to America[15].

John, Sr. and his family sailed from Bristol on 23 May 1635 on the Angel Gabriel. It was shipwrecked off Pemaquid, ME on 15 August 1635[10,30]. The account of the voyage and wreck of the Angel Gabriel follows.

The Angel Gabriel and the Great Storm of 1635

August of 1635 had been a fair one for the small settlements which were striving to establish themselves in New England. In the wheel of the year, haying would have just concluded, with the settlers mowing, drying, gathering and storing the hay for the upcoming winter during the hottest, most unforgiving part of summer. Crops would be nearing their peak, nearly ready for the September harvest time. However, for "...[t]he whole of the second week of August the wind had blown from the direction of south-southwest with considerable force..."[110] Suddenly, about midnight on 14 August, the wind changed to the dangerous direction of northeast and soon blew to hurricane strength. The winds blasted the crops in the fields and the small houses of the English settlers.

On the shoreline, the winds and storm surge took the waters to heights that none had ever seen before. Boston suffered through two high tides of twenty feet and "[t]he Narragansett Indians were obliged to climb into the tops of trees to save themselves from the great tide in their region. Many of them failed to do so, and were swallowed up by the surging waters..."[110]

The storm lasted the 5 or 6 hours such hurricanes do and when the storm at last had passed, the settlers who could do so emerged to a changed world. Crops were flattened. Some houses had lost their roofs or were blown down completely. Most incredibly to the colonial senses, entire swathes of trees were snapped in two or blown down completely.

Several ships were lost off the coast of New England, but the most celebrated was the Angel Gabriel - a bark of some 240 tons and 12-16 cannon (depending upon the source of information). From the letters of "John Aubrey, the celebrated antiquary of Wiltshire" the Angel Gabriel was originally built by Sir Charles Snell for Sir Walter Raleigh, "for the designe for Guiana, which cost him the manor of Yatton Regnell, the farm of Easton Piers, Thornhill, and the Church-lease of Bp. Cannins, which ship upon Sir Walter Raleigh's attander was forfeited." [Aubrey's Letters; Vol. 2, p. 514; Mss.; Bodleian Library; Oxford, England]

A wonderful account of the voyage of the Angel Gabriel & its sailing partner the James (and the storm which befell them) comes in excerpts from the Journal of The Reverend Richard Mather, who was traveling on the James. The two ships sailed together for a great deal of the voyage. Based upon the several different sources for excerpts for this journal, the journey unfolded as written below. The voyage itself took 12 weeks and 2 days, from the time they left King's Road in Bristol on 23 May 1635 until the James landed in Boston, MA on 17 August 1635. [Mather]

23 May 1635: The Angel Gabriel, Captain Andrews, Master; the James (220 tons), Captain Taylor, Master; the Mary (80 tons), the Bess (or Elizabeth) and the Diligence (150 tons) left King's Road, Bristol, England en route for New England and Newfoundland. [MaryJohn]

24 May to 2 June 1635: They then lay at anchor for these 11 days before departing. [Mather]

27 May 1635: "...While at anchor, Captain Taylor, Mr. Maud, Nathaniel Wale, Barnabas Fower, Thomas Armitage, and myself, Richard Mather went aboard the Angel Gabriel. When we came there we found diverse passengers, and among them some loving and godly Christians that were glad to see us. The next day the visit was returned..."[Mather]

Thursday, 4 June 1635: "...the wind serving us, wee set sayle and began our sea voyage with glad hearts, yt God had loosed us from our long stay wherein we had been holden, and with hope & trust that Hee would graciously guide us to the end of our journey..." Meanwhile, the Angel Gabriel had an omen of things to come: "...And even at our setting out we yt were in the James had experience of God's gracious providence over us, in yt the Angel Gabriel haling home one of her ancres, had like, being carried by the force of the tide, to have fallen foule upon ye forept of our ship, w&ch made all the mariners as well as passengers greatly afraid, yet by guidance of God and his care over us, she passed by without touching so much as a cable or a cord, and so we escaped yt danger..." [Mather]

4 to 6 June 1635: The ships spent three full days tacking between King&s Road and Lundy [Mather] Island, which lies only 10 miles out in the Bristol Channel [LonelyPlanet].

6 to 9 June1635: The ships lay at anchor at Lundy Island for three more days, stuck there by "adverse seas and wind". [Mather]

9 June 1635: It only took this one day to sail from Lundy Island to Milford Haven, Pembroke co., Wales. [Mather]

10 to 22 June 1635: However, once at Milford Haven, they lay at anchor there for another 12 days - due first to rough seas and then to a lack of wind. While Mather and the other passengers chafed at the constant delays, "the day was more comfortable to us all in regard to ye company of many godly Christians from ye Angel Gabriel, and from other vessels lyin in the haven with us, who, wanting means and home, were glad to come to us, and we were also glad of their company, and had all of us a very comfortable day, and were much refreshed in the Lord." [Mather]

Sunday, 14 June 1635: "...Still lying at Milford Haven. Mr. Maud, Mathews Michael of the James and many of the passengers of the Angel Gabriel went to church on shore at a place called Nangle, where they heard two comportable sermons made by an ancient grave minister living at Pembroke, whose name is Mr. Jessop. Ps XCI-11 "For He shall give his angels charge over Thee to keep Thee in all thy ways..." [Mather]

Monday, 22 June 1635: The small fleet finally sets sail from the English coast, bound for America. This was the last sight of land for many weeks and the last sight of home for nearly all the emigrants.

23 June 1635: The Master of the James decided to stay with the Angel Gabriel, since both ships were bound for New England and not Newfoundland. They quickly lost sight of the smaller, faster Mary, Bess and Diligence on the evening of the 23rd. Mather&s thoughts on the Angel Gabriel were: "...The Angel Gabriel is a strong ship & well furnished with fourteene or sixteene pieces of ordnance, and therfore oure seamen rather desired her company; but yet she is slow in sailing, and therefore wee went sometimes with trhee sayles less than wee might have done, yt , so we might not overgoe her..." [Mather]

Wednesday, 24 June 1635: "...We saw abundance of porpuyses leaping & playing about our ship". And wee spent some time that day in pursuing with the Angel Gabriel what wee supposed was a Turkish pirate, but could not overtake her..." [Mather]

Monday, 29 June 1635: The seamen decided to kill one of the porpoises for sport. They had originally planned upon killing it on 28 June, but that day was the Sabbath. Out of respect for the passengers& faith, they waited until the following day. Mather&s description of this follows: "...The seeing him haled into the ship like a swyne from ye stye to the tressele, and opened upon ye decke in viewe of all our company, was wonderful to us all, and marvellous merry sport and delightful to our women & children. So good was our God unto us in affordin us the day before, spiritual refreshing to our soules, and ye day morning also delightful recreation to our bodyes, at ye taking and opening of ye huge and strange fish..." [Mather]

That afternoon, Captain Taylor, The Reverend Mather and Matthew Mitchell went aboard the Angel Gabriel. "...They found much sickness aboard and two cases of small pox, but the latter were recovered. They had supper with the ship&s master and had good cheese, boiled mutton, roasted turkey and good sack..." [MaryJohn]

Saturday, 4 July 1635: "...This day ye sea was very rough...Some were very seasicke, but none could stand or go upon ye decke because of the tossing & tumbling of the ship...This day (July 4) we lost sight of the Angel sayling slowly behind us, and we never saw her again any more..." [Mather]

Sunday, 2 August 1635: "...And ye wind blew with a coole & comfortable gale at south all day, which carried us away with great speed towards or journeyes end..." [Mather]

3 August 1635: "...But lest wee should grow secure and neglect ye Lord through abundance of prosperity, or wise & loving God was pleased on Monday morning about three of ye clock, when wee were upon the coast of land, to exercise us with a sore storme & tempest of wind & rain, so yt many of us passengers with wind & rain were raised out of our beds, and our seamen were forced to let down all ye sayles, and ye ship was so tossed with fearfull mountains and valleys of water, as if wee should have beene overwhelmed & swallowed up. But ye lasted not long, for at or poore prayers, ye Lord was please to magnify his mercy in assuaging ye winds & seas againe about sun rising..." [Mather]

8 August 1635: The James makes land at Menhiggin [possibly Monhegan, ME?] [Mather]

14 August 1635: At 10 o&clock at night they dropped anchor at the Isle of Shoales and there "slept sweetly the night until daybreak". [Mather]

15 August 1635: The Great Storm hits. The James is anchored off the Isles of Shoals, the Angel Gabriel off Pemaquid, ME. Mather&s description of the storm: " Lord sent Forth a most terrible Storme of rain, and ye Angel Gabriel lying in at anchor at Pemaquid, was burst in pieces, and cast away in ye Storme and most of ye cattle and other goodes with one seaman and three or four passengers did also perish therein, besides two of ye passengers died by ye way. Ye rest having lives given ym. ' The Angel Gabriel was the only vessel which miscarried with passengers from Old England to New, so signally did the Lord in his Providence watch over the Plantation of New England."

Perley gives an excellent account of how the James survived the hurricane: "...The ship James...was near the Isles of Shoals when the gale came on. The vessel was tun into a strait among the islands, the master thinking probably that he had secured a harbor; but when well in he found that it was an unprotected passage. The anchors were lowered, and all three of them were lost, the violent and almost irresistible wind snapping the cables and leaving the anchors at the bottom of the deep. The Bessel was then placed under sail and run before the northeast gale, but neither canvas nor ropes held, and she dashed through the foaming crests on toward the rocky shore of Piscataqua. Instant destruction seemed inevitable. But, lo! As if a mighty overruling hand controlled the angry elements, when within a cable&s length of the ledges, the wind suddenly veered to the northwest, and the ship was blown away from the deadly rocks back toward the islands again...they were plowing along toward rocks as dangerous as those they had just escaped. When about the strike in a last fatal plunge a part of the mainsail was let out, which caused the vessel to veer a little, and she weathered the rocks, almost touching them as she plunged past. The desired harbor was finally reached in safety..." [Perley]

Mather records that the reaction of the passengers to this stroke of fortune was thus: "...When news was brought to us in the gun room that the danger was past, oh how our hearts did then relent and melt within us! And how we burst into tears of joy amongst ourselves, in love onto our gracious God, and admiration of his kindness in granting to his poor servants such an extraordinary and miraculous deliverance. His holy name be blessed forever..." [Mather]

At Pemaquid, there was no such miracle for the Angel Gabriel. She broke up on the rocks. Luckily, only 3-5 of the passengers & crew lost their lives but all who survived lost virtually everything they owned. A bark commanded by Captain Gallop made several trips, eventually conveying all the survivors to Boston, Suffolk co., MA.

16 August 1635: "...This day we went directly before the wind, and had a delight all along the coast as we went, in viewing Cape Anne, the bay of Saugust, the bay of Salem, Marblehead and other places and came to anchor at low tide at Nantasket, in a most pleasant harbor, like to such I had never seen, amongst a great many lands on everyside. After the evening exercise, when it was flowing tide again, we set sail and came the night to anchor again before Boston and so rested that night with glad and thankful hearts that God had put an end to our long journey, being 1,000 leagues, that is 3,000 English miles, over one of the greatest seas of the world. First of all it was very safe and healthful to us, for though we were in a ship with 100 passengers, besides 23 seamen, 23 cows and heifers, 3 suckling calves and 8 mareas, yet not one these died by the way, neither person nor cattell, but came all alive to land, and many of the cattell in better condition than when they first entered the ship. And most of the passengers are in as good health as every and none better than my own family, and my weak wife and little Joseph as well as any other:. They had seasickness but were spared the fever, small pox and other diseases. Richard Beacon lost his right hand in the storm and one woman and her small child had scurvy, "we all conceived to be for want of walking and stirring of her body upon her bed. We had a comfortable variety of food, seeing we were not tied to the ships diet, but did victual ourselveds, we had no want of good and wholesome beer and bread, and as our land stomachs grew wearly of ship diet of salt fish and salt beef and the like, we had liberty to change for other food which might sort better with our health and stomachs and therefore sometimes we used bacon and buttered peas, sometimes buttered bag-pudding made curraynes and raisings, and sometimes drink pottage of beer and oatmeal and sometimes water pottage well buttered..." [Mather]

17 August 1635: The James manages to make it to Boston Harbor proper with "her sails rent in sunder, and split in pieces, as if they had been rotten ragges." [Mather]

Mather summed up his trip with "On June 2 we lost sight of our old English coast, until August 8 where we made land again at Menhiggin, it was but six weeks and five days yet from our first entering the ship in King road on May 23 to our landing in Boston on August 17, it was 12 weeks and 2 days. For we lay at anchor in King Roade 11 days before we even set sail and 3 days at Lundy and 12 days at Milford and spent 3 days tacking between Kind Roade and Lundy, one day between Lundy and Milford and 8 days between Menhiggin and Boston. Again, let our gracious God be blessed forever. Amen..." [Mather]

John, Sr. took all he owned: "...several farm and household servants [one of whom was Samuel HAINES], an amount of valuable furniture, farming implements, housekeeping utensils, and a considerable sum of money..." aboard the Angel Gabriel[34]. After the wreck, he and his family took to Ipswich whatever they could salvage from the water. John, Sr. lost the equivalent of 5000 sterling[15]; yet some say he salvaged nearly that much from the shipwreck[31,32,33].

Some accounts have John, Sr. and his son, John, Jr. walking from Pemaquid, ME to Boston, MA to summon help after the hurricane. Other accounts imply that Captain Gallup&s ship was already at Pemaquid, ME and the Cogswells hired him to take them and their belongings to Ipswich, Essex co., MA.

RESIDENCE Once the tragedy of the Angel Gabriel was behind them, Captain Gallup brought them to Chebacco [now Ipswich], Essex co., MA[10,35]. Once there, the settlement gladly accepted the family and the ability of John Cogswell to contribute to the growth of the town, as seen by the tremendous grants of land to him. The Cogswells prospered. In 1635 or 1636, "...Granted to Mr. John Coggswell Three Hundred acres of land at the further Cebokoe, having the River on the South east, the land of Willm White on the North west and a Creeke romminge out of the River towards William White's farme on the North east. Bounded also on the West with a Creeke and a little (creeke)...Also there was granted to him a parsell of ground containinge eight acres, upon part whereof ye sd John Coggswell hath built an house, it being the corner lot in Bridge street and hath Goodman Bradstreet's house-Lott on the South East."[35]

Furthermore, "There was granted to him five acres of ground...Mr. John Spencer's buttinge upon the River on the south, having a lott of Edmond Gardiner's on the South East, and a lott of Edmond Sayward's on the south west; with six acres of ground, the sd John Cogswell hath sold to John Perkins, the younger, his heirs and assigns."[36,37] On an unknown date, John Perkins, Jr. sold to 'Mr. John Cogswell& 'five and forty acres and the weirs&... [10,36]" In addition, "...On 2 January 1651/2, 'John Coggeswell Sen&r,& with the consent of 'Elizabeth my wife,& deeded to 'son-in-law Cornelius Waldoe my dwelling house at Chebacco Falls,& with 49 adjoining acres[39]. On 3 February 1651[/2], John Cogswell Sr., with the consent of his wife Elizabeth, exchanged lands with son John Cogswell, trading sixty acres on Chebacco River and ten acres bounded by 'my son William&s ground& for the younger John&s right in 'the house and lands at the falls&[40]. On 16 April 1657, John Cogswell and his wife, Elizabeth, confirmed the granting of land to sons John and William, being 300 acres called 'Westberry Lee&, excepting property sold to Roger Hascall..."[41] Finally, in November 1651, John & Elizabeth gave their son William "...a deed of land on the south east side of Chebacco River..."[14] At the same time, he gave a house at Chebacco Falls to his son-in-law Cornelius Waldo[14].

The "three hundred acres of land at the further Chebokoe" lay first in a part of Ipswich. This part of town was later incorporated as Chebacco Parish (5 May 1679), then the present town of Essex (5 February 1819). [I believe the Cogswells are buried in the old burial ground which lies on Rt. 133, north of Woodman's, next to the White Elephant Antique Shop.] The western boundary of John Cogswell's land is the main road running f rom Ipswich to Gloucester. The southern boundary is the Chebacco River. The northern boundary is an unnamed creek. The eastern boundary is the Atlantic Ocean[38].

The "eight acres" on which John built his house is near the present site of the courthouse. While his house was gone by 1884, the "Kimball House", built by Hon. Charles Kimball later occupied the same site[38].

Late in 1636, John and his family moved to the Chebacco site, which remained in the family until at least the late 1800s -- living in a homestead built by Wiliam Cogswell in 1732[38]. This made John the third settler in what is now Essex, MA.

OATH OF FREEMAN & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP John was made a freeman on 3 March 1635/6[10,21], he must have been made a member of the Ipswich church prior to that date[10] or he would not have been able to take the Freeman&s Oath.
TOWN SERVICE According to Jameson, John, Sr. was a leader in town and church affairs. This is indicated by the fact that he was given the appellation of "Mr." -- an honorary title of gentlemanly distinction [43]. He also served on the Essex grand jury on 25 September 1649[10,42].
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS Of course, Colonial America brought its share of disputes. Like most Englishmen of his station, John reverted to the courts to settle what discussion between men could not. "...On 8 July 1645, 'John Coxall& brought suit against John Layton[17]. On 4 November 1645, 'Mr. John Coggswell& sued Mr. James Noyse[18]. On 29 September 1646, John West sued John Cogswell for breach of promise[19]. On 28 September 1647, John Cogswell acknowledged a judgement against him in favor of William Huse[20]. At the same court he chose a referee to address the suit brought against John Leighton[20].
ESTATE Despite all his education and business acumen, John, Sr. died intestate. Details of his estate are as follows:

Administration on the estate of Mr. John Cogswell, intestate, granted Mar. 29, 1670, to Elizabeth, the widow, "...she to enjoy the whole estate during her life..." The inventory was delivered into court[22,23].

John's estate was inventoried on 27 December 1669 by John Burnham and William Haskale and was set at 115 19s. He had no real estate.[10,23,24]: "...Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Cogswell, taken Dec. 27, 1669, by John Burnum and William Haskole: two oxson, 10li.; one Cowe, 3li. 10s.; Two hayfors, 3li.; Two Calfs, 2li.; one Meare, 4li. 10s.; Swine, 4li.; Plow tacklinge, 15s.; Toungs, slice, , spits, 2 wegs, tramils, bitell Ring, 1li. 4s.; Hops and boxses for wheels, 1li.; Two Brass Pots and Pothookds, 1li. 10s.; one bras posnit and sceilleat, 10s.; one Iron pot and pothooks, 15s; Two bras Citells, 1li. 14s.; 5 bras pans, 2 scimors, one bras ladell and snofors, 2li..; one warming pan, 8s.; Peuter platers, 3li. 6s.; one flagon, 10s.; one saltselor and drine Cowp, 8s.; one Bras morter, 8s.; one chafing dish, 1s.; tinn pan and earting weare, 5ssss.; one mosket, sword ,,,, belt and Rest, 1li. 2s.; one bed and bedings, 5li.; one payre of Andirons and ould Irons, 12s.; a Coubrd, 4s.; Tabell and Bench, 6s.; one tube and payles, 9s.; Barells and other wooking ware, 2li. 2s.; Books, 1li.; Bead and bedinge, 2 bedsteads, 13li. 10s.; 16 yards of Coton and Lining Cloth, 2li. 8s.; one Carpey and foure Coushings, 1li. 8s.; more Coushings, 9s.; one Carpite, 3li.; his waring cCloths, 8li.; Bed Lining and tabell Liningse, 11li. 4s.; Chayrs and a tabill, 10s.; 2 Candellsticks, 5s.; one Bead and bedinge, 6li.; Trunks and 2 spininge wheele, 16s.; Inglish and Indon Corne, 16 li.; total, 115li. 19s..."[25]

"...For the hous And Barne and 10 Acers of ploud Land and the Litell pastor by the barne, Halfe the frut of he orchard, Kepinge fror 10 head of Catell on the farme for hay ground and grasing apprised at 10li. per years, this is but for tearme of the widdows life. [Received Mar. 29, 1670 in Ipswich court.]..."[10,26]

Symon Tuttle and Thomas Clarke, fr., made oath in court Mar. 29, 1670, that "...our father Cogswell did promise upon mariage that he would give all hee had & what he should more gitt unto his daughters Abigaill and Sarah, and they should have it when hee and his wife dyed..." Thomas Clarke, sr., made oath in court to the same[27.28].

Samuell Coggswell declared in court Mar. 29, 1670, that he was willing to dwell with his grandmother Cogswell until he should reach the age of twenty-one years[29].

MARRIAGE On 10 September 1615 when John was 23, he married Elizabeth THOMPSON, daughter of The Reverend William THOMPSON & Phillis [surname not known], in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England[11,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63]. Elizabeth died on 2 June 1676 in Chebacco, Ipswich, Essex co., MA, 77 y.[11,12,13] and is buried in Old North Graveyard of First Church.

Anderson, et. al., make the following apt observation about Elizabeth: "...We may assume that Elizabeth was younger than average at marriage, given that the estimated age of her youngest child requires 30 years of childbearing..."[12]

CHILDREN 21. i. Elizabeth COGSWELL Elizabethwas baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 15 Sep 1616[12]. On 31 Jul 1657 when Elizabeth was 41, she married Nathaniel MASTERSON, son of Richard MASTERSON, in Ipswich, Essex co., MA[11,12,64,65].
22. ii. Mary COGSWELL Mary was born in 1618 and died after 1677; she was 59[11]. Mary was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 24 Jul 1618[12]. When she was deposed on the matter of the Angel Gabriel on 5 April 1677, her age was given as 58[12,66]. In 1649 when Mary was 31, she married Godfrey ARMITAGE, in Boston, Suffolk co., MA[11,67]. They had one child, Samuel, who was born in April of 1655[67].
23. iii. William COGSWELL William was born in 1619/20[68] and was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England in March 1619/20[12]. William died in Ipswich, Essex co., MA on 15 December 1700; he was 81[12,68,69]. William lived in Chebacco, Ipswich, Essex co., MA[68]and was also deposed about the Angel Gabriel in April 1677, and gave his age as 56[12,70]. He and his son Jonathan bravely signed a petition for John & Elizabeth [Bassett] Proctor during the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692. In 1649 when William was 30, he married Susanna HAWKES, daughter of Adam HAWKES & Ann BROWN, in Ipswich, Essex co., MA[11,67].

They had the following children:
i. Elizabeth
ii. Hester
iii. Susanna
iv. Ann
v. William
vi. Jonathon
vii. Edmund
viii. John
ix. Adam
x. Sarah

24. iv. John COGSWELL Please see his own page.
25. v. Phyllis COGSWELL Phyllis was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 2 July 1624[72].
26. vi. Hannah COGSWELL Hannah was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 6 April 1626[72]. Hannah died in 1704; she was 78[11]. Before 2 January 1651/2 when Hannah was 25, she married Deacon Cornelius WALDO, in Ipswich, Essex co., MA[11]. He was born ca. 1624 and died on 3 June 1700/01; he was 76[11,91].
They had the following children:
i. Elizabeth
ii. Daniel
iii. Martha
iv. John (Twin)
v. Cornelius (Twin)
vi. Deborah
vii. Rebecca
viii. Judith
ix. Mary
27. vii. Esther COGSWELL Esther was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 2 May 1628 and died in Boston, Suffolk co., MA on 7 June 1655; she was 27[72,92].
28. viii. Edward COGSWELL Edward was born in 1629. At the age of 1, Edward was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 16 April 1630[72]. Edward did migrate with his family to New England[66,72], but then disappears from all records and was not named in his father's will.
29. ix. Alice COGSWELL Alice was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 24 September 1631[72].
30. x. Ruth COGSWELL Ruth was baptized in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England on 28 November 1633[72].
31. xi. Abigail COGSWELL Abigail was born ca. 1641[72,90] and died in 1728; she was 87[11]. Before 1664/1666 when Abigail was 23, she married Thomas CLARK, son of Thomas CLARK, in Boston, Suffolk co., MA[11,72]. Thomas was a tailor who was born in 1638 and died in 1682; he was 44[11,72].
32. xii. Sarah COGSWELL Sarah was born ca. 1645[93,94] and died in 1732; she was 87[11]. Before 1664 when Sarah was 19, she married Simon TUTTLE[72,95], son of John TUTTLE, in Ipswich, Essex co., MA[11]. He was born in 1631 and died in 1692; he was 61[11].

GENERATION Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G9) Grandfather
SOURCES 1. Jameson, Ephriam Orcutt, The Cogswells in America: 1635-1884, ([Boston: A. Mudge & Son], 1884), [Cogswell], xii.

2. Ibid. viii.

3. Ibid. vii.

4. Ibid. ix.

5. Ibid. xiii.

6. Ibid. xiv.

7. Ibid. xiii-xiv.

8. Ibid. xiv-xv.

9. Ibid. viii, xiii, xv.

10. Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635., (New England Historic Genealogical Society), [GreatMig1634-1635], II:137.

11. Torrey, Charles, New England Marriages Prior to 1700., (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society). [Torrey].

12. [GreatMig1634-1635], II:138.

13. Ipswich, Essex co., MA Vital Records. [IVR], 2:528 (CT. R.).

14. [Cogswell], 6.

15. Ibid. 2.

16. Ibid. xv.

17. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686, 9 volumes, (Salem 1911-1975), [EQC], 1:79.

18. Ibid. 1:87.

19. Ibid. 1:109.

20. Ibid. 1:127.

21. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686; 5 volumes in 6, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ed. (Boston: 1853-1854), [MCBR], 1:371.

22. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, [IQCR], 5:108.

23. The Probate Records of Essex County, [Essex Prob], 2:180.

24. [Cogswell], 7.

25. [Essex Prob], 2:180.

26. Ibid. Docket 5, 830.

27. [IQCR], 5:116.

28. [GreatMig1634-1635], II:137-138.

29. [IQCR], 5:109.

30. [Cogswell], xvi-xxi.

31. Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, Alexander Young, (Boston&358; 1844; rpt. Baltimore 1974), [YoungsFirstPlanters], 478.

32. [Cogswell], 11-12.

33. Great Migration Newsletter, vol 1+, [GMN], 7:17-18, 24.

34. [Cogswell], xvi.

35. Ibid. 3.

36. Ipswich, Essex co., MA Town Records, [ITR].

37. [Cogswell], 3-4.

38. Ibid. 4.

39. Ipswich Land Records, manuscript, Essex County Courthouse, Salem, MA, [ILR], 1:93.

40. Ibid. 1:116.

41. Ibid. 2:237.

42. [EQC], 1:175.

43. [Cogswell], 4-5.

44. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1845+), [NEHGR or Reg.], 37:117; 40:65; 52:213.

45. [Cogswell], xiii,xv,1.

46. Hill, Wilham G., Family Record of Deacon James W. Converse and Elisha S. Converse, ([Boston: A. Mudge & Son], 1887), [Converse (1887)], 53.

47. Fuess, Elizabeth Goodhue, Cushing and Allied Families, (Andover, Mass., 1931), typescript, [Cushing (Ms)], 119, 428.

48. Ferris, Mary Walton, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, a Memorial Volume, 2 vols., (Milwaukee: privately printed, 1931-43), [Dawes-Gates], 1:187+.

49. Stearns, Ezra S., Early Generations of the Founders of Old Dunstable: Thirty Families, (Boston: George E. Littlefield, 1911), [Dunstable Fam.], 90.

50. Sumner, Edith Bartlett, Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine and Ninety Allied Families, (Los Angeles: American Offset Printers, 1959), [Farr Anc.], 69.

51.Davis, Fellowes Genealogical Statistics and Notes, (n.p., 1915), [Fellowes-Davis Anc.], 89.

52. Leonard, Clarence Ettienne, The Fulton-Hayden-Warner Ancestry in America, (New York: T. A. Wright, 1923), [Fulton Anc.], 188.

53. Jacobus, Donald Lines, The Granberry Family and Allied Families, (Hartford, Conn.: E. F. Waterman, 1945), [Granberry], 199.

54. Lord, A. Roberts, Holbrook and Allied Families, (New York: Thesis Publ. Co., 1942), [Holbrook Anc. (1942)], 41.

55. Ipswich Antiquarian papers, v. 1-4, (Ipswich, Mass.: 1879-85), [Ipswich Ant. Papers], 192.

56. Savage, James A., A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 1860-1862., (Boston 1860-1862; rpt Baltimore 1955), [Savage], 1:422

57. Underhill, Lora Altine, Descendants of Edward Small of New England, and the Allied Families, (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1910), [Small], 2:558.

58. The American Genealogist, [TAG], 21:168.

59. Tracy, Sherman Weld, The Tracy Genealogy; Being Some of the Descendants of Stephen Tracy of Plymouth Colony, 1623; Also, Ancestral Sketches and Chart, (Rutland, Vt.: The Tuttle Publishing Co., 1936), [Tracy (1936)], 167.

60. Tuttle, George Frederick, The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, Who Came from Old to New England in 1635, and Settled in New Haven in 1639. Also, Some Account of the Descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass., (Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle & Company, 1883), [Tuttle], xxvii.

61. Wellman, Joshua Wyman, et. al., Descendants of Thomas Wellman of Lynn, Mass., (Boston: Arthur Holbrook Wellman, 1918), [Wellman], 79.

62. Whittelsey, Charles Barney, Genealogy of the Whittelsey-Whittlesey Family, (Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1898), [Whittlesey], 75.

63. Wentworth, John, The Wentworth Genealogy: England and America, 3 vols., (Boston&358; Little, Brown & Co., 1878), [Wentworth], 2:92.

64. [IVR], 2:105.

65. Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633., (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), [GreatMig.], II:1236-1238.

66. [Cogswell], 12.

67. Ibid. 8.

68. Ibid. 9.

69. [IVR], 2:530 (P. R. ).

70. [EQC], 6:277.

71. [Cogswell], 13.

72. [GreatMig1634-1635], II:139.

73. [Cogswell], 14-15.

74. [EQC], 1:307-308.

75. [NEHGR], 37:117; 15:177.

76. [EQC], 6:153.

77. [Dawes-Gates], 1:189.

78. [GreatMig1634-1635], II:139-140.

79. [Essex Prob], 1:156-158.

80. [Cogswell], 13-14.

81. [IQCR], 1:42.

82. [Essex Prob], 1:156-158.

83. [IQCR], 1:137.

84. [Farr Anc.], 71.

85. [NEHGR], 37:117; 15:177; 23:154; 25:188.

86. Chute, William Edward, A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America, (Salem, Mass., 1894), [Chute], xxxvii.

87. [Tuttle], xxxvii.

88. The Essex Antiquarian, (13 vols.)(n.p., 1897-1909), [EssexAnt], 5:44.

89. The Genealogical Magazine, v.1+, (Salem Mass.&358; Salem Press, 1890+), [Putnam's Mag.], 2:170.

90. [EQC], 6:154.

91. [Cogswell], 15.

92. Boston, Suffolk co., MA Vital Records. [BostonVR], 51.

93. [EQC], 3:141.

94. Ibid. 6:154-155.

95. [TAG], 54:174; 59:213.

96. [Cogswell], 13,30.

97. Ibid. 30.

98. Ibid. 10-11,30

99. Ibid. 10.

100. Ibid. 10-11.

101. Ibid. 11.

102. Ibid. 13,30.

103. Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 1+, (Salem, Mass., 1859+), [EIHC], 41:182.

104. Gifford, Harry E., Gifford Genealogy 1626-1896, ([Williston, Mass.: Pinkham Press, 1896]), [Gifford], 86.

105. Tingley, Raymon Meyers, Some Ancestral Lines; Being a Record of Some of the Ancestors of Guilford: Solon Tingley and His Wife, Martha Pamelia Meyers, Collected by Their Son, Raymon Meyers Tingley, (Rutland, Vt.: The Tuttle Publishing Co., 1935), [Tingley-Meyers], 235.

106. [Cogswell], 30,49.

107. Ibid. 30,49,50.

108. Ibid. 49.

109. Ibid. 50.

110. Perley, Sidney, Historic Storms of New England: Its Gales, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Showers with Thunder and Lightning, Great Snow Storms, Rains, Freshets, Floods, Droughts, Cold Winters, Hot Summers, Avalanches,[etc.]..with Incidents and Anecdotes, Amusing and Pathetic., (Salem, Mass.: The Salem Press Publishing and Printing Company; rpt. 2001 Beverley, MA: Commonwealth Editions, Memoirs Unlimited, Inc.), [Perley].

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