Joseph1 FLOOD

(ca. 1590-1646) - Stepney, Middlesex, England; Chreechurch, London, England; Dorchester, Suffolk co., MA; Lynn, Essex co., MA

(First Generation - Flood Family)


BIRTH Joseph1 was born ca. 1590 in Stepney, Middlesex, England[1,2].
DEATH Joseph died sometime after 4 August 1646; he was 56[3].
MIGRATION Joseph was of Chreechurch, London, England at the time of his marriage[11]. Between 4 May and 10 July 1635, Joseph "Fludd" and his family emigrated from London, England to New England aboard the Abigail, Mr. Richard [or Robert] Hackwell, Master. Joseph was 45, his wife Jane 35, Elizabeth 9, Obediah 4 and Joseph 1/2 years of age[4,10]. This ship carried a full 184 emigrants to the New World, many of whom figure in my family tree. Many full families made this trip. It must have been quite a voyage[10].
OCCUPATION Josephšs occupation is listed as "Baker" upon the Abigail's manifest[1,2,4].
RESIDENCES & REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS He and his family first settled in Dorchester, Suffolk co., MA and removed to Lynn, Essex co., MA in 1638[1,6]. While in Dorchester, Joseph and Jane were members of the Dorchester Church; their son Eleazer was baptised there on 3 March 1638/9. However, they do not appear on the list of those admitted to the church[7]. Eleazer's record of baptism further reads, "who since his baptism was dismissed with his parents Joseph Flood and his wife to the church at Lynne"[5,8]. Soon after Eleazeršs baptism, the Floods moved to Lynn, Essex co., MA and were dismissed to the church there[1].

Anderson, et. al. state that Joseph and family left New England after the spate of Quarterly Court appearances in 1646[5]. However, Broderick contends that "...[o]n the 15 Dec. 1658 Thomas Coates of Lynn conveyed to Robert Rand of that town, land in Lynn 'which was lately of Joseph Flud'. Thus it appears that Thomas Coates and Obadiah Flood were co-heirs of Joseph Flood. No will is recorded ..." thus intimating Joseph's death occurred sometime between his last court appearance in 1646 and this land transaction in 1658[6].

Anderson, et. al. mention many real estate transactions involving Joseph Flood. "On 18 January 1635/6. it is 'ordered that Edmond Munnins, Joseph Flood, Thomas Joanes shall have each of them 8 acres on Sqantum Neck as an addition to their great lots on Roxbury bounds bought of William Hulbert, John Haydon and George Phillips'[12] On 18 February 1635/6, 'Jos[eph] Flood' was granted three acres in the second marsh at Dorchester[12]. On 2 January 1637/8, 'Jos[eph] Flood' was one of six men who Œshall have confirmed to them the ground joining to their home lots to the other paleš[13], and, on the same day, he was granted two acres Œtowards Fox Point'[14]. On 18 March 1637/8, he was granted three acres thirty-five rods in the neck and three acres two roods and ten rods in the cow pasture[15]. (On 8 March 1663/4, reference was made to 'Mr. Jones's and Flood's rights' in 'the land yet undivided, commonly called New Grant'[16].)

In the Lynn land distribution of 1638, 'Mr. Flood' received 'upland and meadow, 60 acres and ten[17]..." This indicates that Flood was a substantial contributor to the settlement.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP The Floods were rigorous Quakers and suffered great persecution for adhering to their faith. They were called to the Quarterly Court session in Salem "...[o]n 3 July 1646, 'Mr. Joseph Flood was fined for lying when he was dealt with by the church about his opinions'..."[9] The very next case heard that day was that of their daughter, Elizabeth Coates, "...who 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'..."[6]

Finally, "...[o]n 3 July 1646, 'Mr. Joseph Flood was fined for lying when he was dealt with by the church about his opinions'[9]..." On 4 August 1646, 'Mr. Jos[eph] Floyd [was] fined for lying'. He and his wife were admonished for withdrawing from the ordinance of Infant Baptism[1,3,6].

MARRIAGE On 2 October 1621, when Joseph was 31, he married Jane WEST[11], in Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England[11,18,19,20,21,22]. Jane was of Abington at the time of her marriage[11].

CHILDREN 2. i. Elizabeth2 FLOOD Please see her own page.
3. ii. Obediah FLOOD Born ca. 1631. Obediah died after 3 July 1646; he was 15[9]. Obediah was still alive by 3 July 1646, when (as "Obadya Flood") he was a witness when Edward Ingolls was presented for a Sabbath violation[9,11].
4. iii. Joseph1 FLOOD Buried on 13 July 1633 in St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, England.
iv. Abel
5. v. Elizabeth1 FLOOD Buried on 12 August 1624 in St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, England[11].
6. vi. Persis FLOOD Buried on 5 January 1627/8 in St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, England[11].
7. vii. John FLOOD Buried on 4 January 1627/8 in St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, England[11].
8. viii. John FLOOD Buried on 2 February 1629/30 in St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, England[11].
9. ix. Caleb FLOOD Buried on 9 September 1634 in St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, England[5].
x. Joseph2 FLOOD
xi. Eleazer FLOOD Baptized 3 March 1638/9at the First Church, Dorchester, Suffolk co., MA.

GENERATION Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G9) Grandfather
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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