(circa 1600-1634/5) - England; [Watertown] and Cambridge, Middlesex co., MA

(Second Generation - Lockwood Family)


BIRTH Edmund was born circa 1600 in England[2]. This date has been estimated by Robert Anderson upon his estimated date of Edmund's first marriage.
DEATH Edmund died in Cambridge, Middlesex co., MA sometime before 3 March 1634/5; he was 34[3,4,5].
NAME VARIATIONS As was common for the time, Edmund was also referred to as "Edward" in some records. (Much the way someone named "John" might be referred to as "Jack" today.)
ENGLISH ORIGIN Anderson points out that "the oft-stated origin of the Lockwood brothers in Combs, Suffolk, seems to be based on nothing more than finding the right names at about the right time. Further research is needed before this origin can be accepted.[6]" Thus, for now, the English origins of Edmund & his brother remain unknown.
MIGRATION & RESIDENCE It is generally accepted that Lockwood migrated to New England in 1630[14], although further proof is needed for the claim that he was conclusively on the Arabella. Henry Bond speculated that he came over with Sir Richard Saltonstall as "one of the first planters of Watertowne" (in 1630), but either moved to Newtowne [now Cambridge], Middlesex co., MA to settle it the next year or settled so far east in Watertown that he fell inside the boundaries of Newtowne when it was planted[3]. In fact, "Mr. Edmund Lockwood" was number three on the list of the first eight "Newtowne Inhabitants" found at the very beginning of the Cambridge, Middlesex co., MA records. This list is now acknowledged as dating from 1632[15].
FREEMANSHIP He applied for Freeman on 19 October 1630 and took the oath on 18 May 1631[3,14,16].
TOWN SERVICE Edmund was a well-respected member of the early Newtowne community who served it well in return. He served on the jury during the murder trial of Walter Palmer on 9 November 1630[3,17]; was named the deputy to the General Court for "...New Towne to confer with the Court 'about the raising of a publick stock'...[3]" on 9 May 1632[18] and was also named constable for Cambridge on that same date[14,19]. In addition, on 31 March 1631, Edmund and Mr. Will[ia]m Pelham stood surety for Nicholas Knapp after he was fined for quackery on 1 March 1630/1. They promised to pay the sum of £5 to the court[7,8,9].
ESTATE Edmund Lockwood's own estate remained a matter of some dispute for quite sometime after his death. His brother, Robert, was named executor of his estate.

On 3 March1634/5, his widow (Elizabeth, but mis-identified as Ruth in the record) was ordered to place "all the writings that her husband left in her hands to John Haynes, Esq., & Simon Bradstreete, on the third day of the next week, who shall detain the same in their hands till the next Court, when they shall be disposed of to those to whom they belong[10]." Anderson maintains that his death date was probably closer to 9 May 1632 (when he last appears in the records[11]), since it doesn't appear that he received a land grant in the Cambridge grants which started in August 1632[2].

Curiously, on 7 April 1635, the Quarterly Court granted Richard's request to dispose of Edmund's elder children and the estate given them at the discretion of the Watertown Church[3]:
"7 April 1635: It is referred to the church of Watertown, with the consent of Rob[er]te Lockwood, executor of Edmond Lockwood, deceased, to dispose of the children & estate of the said Edmond Lockwood, given to them, to such persons and they think meet, which if the perform not within fourteen days, it shall be lawful for the Governor, John Hayne, Esq., & Simon Bradstreete, to dispose of the said children & estates as in their discretion, they shall think meet, as also to take an account of the said Rob[er]te Lockwood, & give him a full discharge"[12].

2 June 1635: In the cause of the children & widow of Edward Lockwood, (the elders & other of the church of Waterton being present,) and upon consideration of the order of Court in April last made in the case, which was found not to have been observed, because the estate was not computed & apportioned, it is now ordered, with consent of all parties, viz:, the church of Waterton, the widow of the said Edmond living, & the executor having consented to the former order, that the present Governor & the Secretary shall have power to call parties & witnesses for finding out the true estate, having consideration of the uncertainty of the will, & the debts, & other circumstances, to apportion the remainder of the estate to the wife & childre, according to their best discretion; & then the church of Waterton is to dispose of the elder children & their portions as shall be best for their Christian education & the preservation of their estate.
MARRIAGE #1 Circa 1624 when Edmund was 24, he first married a woman about whom we know nothing, in England[20,21]. Torrey's record for this marriage reads: "LOCKWOOD, Edmund1 (?1599-) & 1/wf _____ _____; by 1632, by 1629, by 1627, by 1620; Cambridge (English records) ". It is possible that she died in England prior to his 1630 migration[20].

CHILDREN 4. i. Mary LOCKWOOD Please see her own page.
5. ii. Edmund LOCKWOOD Edmund was born circa 1625 in England[2]. On 7 January 1655/6 when Edmund was 30, he married Hannah SCOTT, daughter of Thomas SCOTT, in Stamford, CT[6,21,37,38]. Even though they were married in Stamford, CT, Hannah was from Ipswich, Essex co., MA. This may be where Edmund & Elizabeth were placed after their father's death[2]. It is possible that they were married at the home of Edmund's uncle, Richard.

MARRIAGE #2 Circa 1632/1625 when Edmund was 32, he second married Elizabeth MASTERS, daughter of John MASTERS, in Cambridge, Middlesex co., MA[21,22,23,24,25]. Torrey's record for this union reads: "LOCKWOOD, Edmund1 (?1599-) & 2/wf Elizabeth [MASTERS], m/2 Cary LATHAM bef 1639; by 1632, by 1635; Cambridge".

CHILD 6. i. John LOCKWOOD John was born in November 1632 in Cambridge, Middlesex co., MA[2,39] and died in New London, CT in 1683; he was 50. John never married.

GENERATION Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G10) Grandfather
SOURCES 1. Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633., (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), [GreatMig.], II:1194.

2. Ibid. II:1193.

3. Bond, Henry, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, (Boston: NEHGS, 1860) [Appended to the Watertown, Middlessex co., MA VRs on the CD], [Bond or Watertown], II:854.

4. [GreatMig.], I:1192,1193.

5. 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], 1:134; 1:95,96; 1:134.

6. [GreatMig.], II:1193.

7. The Records of the Town of Cambridge (Formerly Newtowne) Massachusetts, 1630-1703., (Cambridge: 1901), [CaTR].

8. [GreatMig.], II:1194.

9. [MCBR], 1:83.

10. Ibid. 1:134.

11. Ibid. 1:95,96.

12. Ibid. 1:143-44.

13. Ibid. 1:151.

14. [GreatMig.], II:1192.

15. [CaTR], 2.

16. [MCBR], 1:79,366.

17. Ibid. 1:81.

18. Ibid. 1:95.

19. Ibid. 1:96.

20. [GreatMig.], I:1193.

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

22. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1845+), [NEHGR], 2:180-1.

23. Page, Lucius R., List of Freemen of MA, 1630-1691., [Page-Freemen], 609.

24. [Bond or Watertown], 364,854.

25. [Mills, William S.], Lineages and History of the Call Family Continued, ([bound with Call (1908), Brooklyn, N.Y., 1910]), [CallCorr], 11.

26. [Bond or Watertown], I:353.

27. Ipswich, Essex co., MA Vital Records. [IVR or IpswichVR], II:489.

28. [GreatMig.], I:231.

29. [IVR or IpswichVR], 3:292.

30. [GreatMig.], I:234.

31. Woolson, Lula May (Fenno), The Woolson-Fenno Ancestry and Allied Lines, with Bio. Sketches, ([Boston]: privately printed, 1907), [Woolson-Fenno], 98.

32. Bartlett, Joseph Gardner, Belcher Families in New England, (Boston: NEHGS, 1906), [Belcher], 20.

33. [NEHGR], 11:238; 60:249; 70:104.

34. Savage, James A., A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 1860-1862., (Boston 1860-1862; rpt Baltimore 1955), [Savage], 1:156.

35. The Essex Antiquarian, (13 vols.)(n.p., 1897-1909), [EssexAnt], 6:18; 8:140.

36. Bridges, Samuel Willard, Bridges Genealogy including Britton, DeNike, ([Boston: George H. Ellis & Co. 1960]), [BridgesAnc], 14.

37. Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 1+, (Salem, Mass., 1859+), [EIHC], 4:17.

38. The American Genealogist, [TAG], 24:41; 10:110; 11:36.

39. [NEHGR], 4:181.

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