Elizabeth2 FLOOD

(ca. 1626-after 1661) - Stepney, Middlesex, England; Chreechurch, London, England; Dorchester, Suffolk co., MA; Lynn, Essex co., MA

(Second Generation - Flood Family)

Joseph FLOOD

BIRTH Elizabeth2 was born ca. 1626 in England.
MIGRATION She emigrated from England to America with her parents and brothers aboard the Abigail on 29 June 1635. The ship's manifest lists her aged 9[2,4,6,26].
NOTES Anderson, et. al. assert that nothing more is known of Elizabeth after her emigration with her family[8]. Broderick postulates that, while Thomas' "...wife is never mentioned by her Christian name in any of the records..."[3], the facts that: (1) Elizabeth Coates was an ardent Quaker and brought before the Essex Quarterly Court on the same day as Joseph and Jane Flood for that faith[3,9]; (2) Thomas and Elizabeth named their first two children "...Jane and Elizabeth, perhaps after their maternal grandmother and mother, respectively..."[10]; (3) that Thomas Coates appears to have been either an heir or executor (in addition to Odediah Flood, Elizabeth's brother) of Joseph Flood's estate[3]; and (4) Torrey[4] cites that Thomas' wife possibly had the last name of Flood; all point to Elizabeth Flood being the wife of Thomas Coates.
RESIDENCES & REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Elizabeth was "of Dorchester/Lynn" on her marriage record.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP The Floods were ardent Quakers even in the face of the Puritan bias against that faith. In fact, in the May 1646 Quarterly Court Session at Salem, Elizabeth herself was admonished "for saying publicly and disturbing those who sat near when Mr. Cobbet was preaching (on Infant Baptism) on a Sabath that Christ was circumcized on the eighth day and that then he was not baptized."[3] While Thomas' dedication to the Quaker faith has not been recorded, he stood by his wife and her family during their troubles with their Puritan neighbors.
MARRIAGE By 1646, when Elizabeth2 was 20, she married Thomas COATES[27,28], in Lynn, Essex co., MA[25,29,30,19].

CHILDREN (surname COATES) i. Jane COATES Born ca. 1653.
ii. Elizabeth COATES Born ca. 1655.
iii. James COATES Born ca. 1657.
iv. John COATES Please see his own page.
v. Thomas COATES Born ca. 1661 and died in 1709.

GENERATION Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G8) Grandmother
SOURCES 1. 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.

2. Coldham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book Of Emigrants, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing co., Inc., 1987), [Coldham], 143.

3. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686, 9 volumes, (Salem 1911-1975), [EQC], 1:101.

4. Hotten, John Camden, The Original Lists of Persons of Quality., (London 1874; rpt. Baltimore 1974), [Hotten], 96.

5. [GreatMig1634-1635], II. 6. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1845+), [NEHGR or Reg.], 111:104.

7. Fourth Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston. 1880. Dorchester Town Records., (Boston 1883), [DTR], 151.

8. Records of the First Church at Dorchester in New England, 1636-1734., (Boston 1891), [DChR], 151.

9. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686, 9 volumes, (Salem 1911-1975), [EQC], 1:99.

10. [Coldham], 142-143.

11. [GreatMig1634-1635], II.

12. [DTR], 15.

13. Ibid. 25-26.

14. Ibid. 28.

15. Ibid. 30.

16. Ibid. 120.

17. [EQC], 2:270.

18. Pope, Charles Henry, The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623 to 1660, (Boston: C.H. Pope, 1908), [PopesPioneersofMEandNH], 170.

19. The Essex Antiquarian, (13 vols.)(n.p., 1897-1909), [EssexAnt], 5:170.

20. Savage, James A., A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 1860-1862., (Boston 1860-1862; rpt Baltimore 1955), [Savage], 2:175

21. Lewis, Alonzo, & James Newhall, History of Lynn, Essex County, Mass., including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscot, and Nahant, 16219-[1893], (Lynn: George C. Herbert, [1890]), [Lynn Hist.], 173.

22. [DChR], 151.

23. [GreatMig1634-1635], II.

24. [NEHGR], 1:104.

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

26. [GreatMig1634-1635], II-159.

27. The American Genealogist, [TAG], 18:218.

28. [NEHGR], 4:375; 5:95,343; 6:247; 41:79,274; 43:264,274.

29. Paul, Edward Joy, The Ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul, Now Mrs. William J. Young Jr., (Milwaukee: Burdich & Allen, 1914), [Paul Anc.], 223.

30. [Savage], 1:412.

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