(-1581) - Dilton, Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England

(First Generation - Cogswell Family)

DEATH & BURIAL Robert died in 1581 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England and was buried on 7 June 1581 in St. Mary's Parish, Dilton, Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England[1].
OCCUPATION Through careful of reading Robert's will, we can see that he was a "manufacturer of Woollen Cloth" - an occupation which was a family trade in an area known for its clothing manufacture[1].
EDUCATION It seems that Robert was an educated man, proved in part by his signature on his will.
ESTATE Robert's will was dated 1 June 1581 and proved on 14 July 1581 at the Probate Court in London, England and reads as follows:
"In the name of God, Amen. I, Robery Cogswell bequeath my soul to God & my bodye to be buried in the Churche or in the Churchyarde of Westburye. To St. Mary's Church, Saram, sixpence. To Westbury Church, twelvepence. To the Church in Dilton, twelvepence. Item: I give to the poore people of Leigh & Dilton a sack of wheate to be broken and given unto them. Unto my sonne Robarte Cogswell, the house of Hancock, &c. To Rychard Cogswell, my sonne, 3 6s. 8d. To Stephen Cogswell, my sonne, 6. Item. I give unto Rychard & Stephen, my sonnes, all my sheares with the rest of my workinge tooles, that pertayneth to my occupation, after their mother doe give up the use of them, Stephen to have his portion at the age of 24. To Margaret Cogswell, my daughter, 6 13s. 4d. To Margery, my daughter, and to Edith, my daughter, 6 13s. 4d. each. To Roger and George Cogswell, the sonnes of Robert Cogswell, one ewe each. To Margaret Cogswell, the daughter of Edward Cogswell, one ewe..." Several gifts of live stock to persons by the name of Smith & Freestone "'...To my son Edward Cogeswell, my best weather sheepe. To Roger, son of Robert Cogswell, certain vessels of Brass after the death of Alice my wife..." He appoints his wife Alice sole Executrix.

Signed: Robert Cogswell
Witnessed: Geo. Oldlambe, John Whatley, Wm. Franklyn, Nicholas Beaser[5].

MARRIAGE Robert married Alicia [surname not known]. Alicia died in 1603 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England and was buried on 1 August 1603 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England[1].

ii. Richard COGSWELL
iii. Stephen COGSWELL
iv. Joane COGSWELL
v. Margaret COGSWELL
vi. Margery COGSWELL
vii. Edith COGSWELL
3. viii. Edward COGSWELL Please see his own page.

GENERATION Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G11) 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.

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