From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
White ancestry in England
A well documented presentation of the ancestry of Robert White
is desired. Until it is obtained, the brief outline included,
from undocumented sources, should be considered conjecture and
used with caution.
Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White
Robert WHITE - bur. Jun. 17, 1617, Messing, Essex, England.
Said to be the son of Robert WHITE (b. South Pemerton;
d. 1600) and Alice, grandson of Richard WHITE (b.
Hillariance; d. May 6, 1578) married Helen (1523-1580),
and great-grandson of Thomas WHITE (b. Meriot) married
Agnes RICHARDS. His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates
he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy.
He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS,
a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established
church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children.
Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS
(Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three
sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN),
Ralph BETT ("my kinsman and servant"), and Joseph DIGBIE
("my servant"). The three unmarried children, Bridget,
Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they
obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William
GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200
marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first
wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at
Bridget ALLGAR (or ALGER) - bap. Mar. 11, 1562, Shalford,
Essex, England. Daughter of William ALLGAR (bur. Aug. 2,
1575, Shalford, Essex), and sister of: Mary, who married "Ralfe
BETTE"; John, who died in infancy; John; and Elizabeth.
Children of Robert and Bridget White
See Notable Cousins for line to: Lucille BALL, Stephen Grover
CLEVELAND, Sarah (WATSON) DANA, Lee DeFOREST, Emily Elizabeth
DICKINSON, Millard FILLMORE, Gerald
Rudolph FORD, Ulysses Simpson GRANT, Frederick Law OLMSTED, William Sydney 'O. Henry' PORTER, Vincent Leonard PRICE, Sophia
SMITH, Raquel WELCH, William WILLIAMS, Wilbur WRIGHT and Orville WRIGHT, and Jane WYMAN
- Daniel - Co-executor of father's will with his father's widow.
Daniel's baptism is not recorded at Shalford, and he is not granted
a bequest in his father's will, though he is called "my
sonne." It is poosible that he was the son of a first wife
of Robert WHITE.
- Sarah - bap. Mar. 8, 1585/6, Shalford, Essex. Married James
BOWTELL of Little Sailinge, Essex. Children of Sarah and James
BOWTELL: Matthew died in infancy; James died in infancy; John
died in infancy; Nathaniel; Stephen; and Sarah died in infancy.
- Nathaniel - bap. Apr. 30, 1587, Shalford, Essex. He was apparently
unmarried in 1617, since there is no mention of his wife or children
(actual or potential) in his father's will.
- Mary - bap. Aug. 24, 1590, Shalford, Essex, England; d. Aug.
23, 1652, CT. Married Joseph LOOMIS.
- Elizabeth - bap. Mar. 5, 1591/2,
Shalford, Essex; d. May 17, 1667, Farmington, CT. Married William GOODWIN.
- Bridget - bap. Aug. 18, 1594, Shalford, Essex. Unmarried
in 1617. Bridget
was married on Sep. 28, 1618 at Messing, Essex to John CHRISTMAS,
Jr., and they had two sons: Richard and John.
- Anna - bap. Jul. 13, 1600, Shalford, Essex. (Also known as
either Ann or Anne.) Married Oct. 18, 1620, Messing, Essex, John
PORTER (d. Apr. 22, 1648, Windsor, CT). The baptisms of the first
eight of their children, ending with Mary (bap. Oct. 1, 1637)
are recorded at Felsted, Essex. The baptism of Anna (bap. Nov.
4, 1638) is recorded at Messing, Essex. Son Nathaniel and daughter
Hannah were born at Windsor, CT. Children of Anna and John PORTER:
John married Mary STANLEY; Sarah married Joseph JUDSON; James
lived in London, England; Rebecca; Samuel died in infancy; Rose;
Samuel married Hannah STANLEY, daughter of Thomas; Mary married
Samuel GRANT; Anna died in infancy; Nathaniel; and Hannah (or
Anna) married William GAYLORD (William married second Elizabeth
DRAKE, daughter of John of Windsor, CT).
- John - d. Dec. 17, 1683 - Jan. 23, 1684, Hartford, CT. To
America in 1632 aboard the 'Lyon', setting first at Cambridge,
MA, where he was freeman Mar. 4, 1633. Removed to Hartford, CT
about 1636, and then to Hadley by 1664, where he was Representative
in 1664 and 1669. Returned to Hartford about 1670, and was Elder
in the South Church. Unmarried in 1617, he married before leaving
England, Mary LEVETT, probably the daughter of William (will
dated Oct. 9, 1626; proved Dec. 15, 1626, Fering, Essex) and
Margaret, and sister of Isaac, Richard and John LEVETT. John
and Mary resided at Hadley, MA. Children of John and mary WHITE:
Mary married Jonathan GILBERT; Nathaniel married first Elizabeth,
and second Martha COIT, daughter of John and widow of Hugh MOULD;
John married Sarah BUNCE, who married second Nicholas WORTHINGTON;
Daniel married Sarah CROW, daughter of John and Elizabeth; Sarah
married first Stephen TAYLOR, second Barnabas HINSDALE, and third
Walter HICKSON; and Jacob married Elizabeth BUNCE.
The Goodwin Brothers
The Town Records of Hadley, MA for Dec. 19, 1661 includes an
entry in which a grant to Osias GOODWIN is renewed under
certain conditions, and that William GOODWIN performed
these conditions "for his brother."
- William - b. about 1591, probably
in Essex, England; d. Mar. 11, 1673, Farmington, CT.
- Ozias - b. 1596, Bocking, Essex, England; d. about April
1683, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. The inventory of his estate
was taken Apr. 3, 1683 at Hartford, CT. Few records are found
for Ozias, but he was one of the original proprietors of Hartford,
CT in 1639. His name does not appear on the passenger list of
the 'Lyon' of 1632, although he was then married, with a son
William. Although he agreed to remove to Hadley, MA in 1659,
he remained in Hartford. He married about 1628, probably in Essex,
England Mary WOODWARD, daughter of Robert WOODWARD. Their son
William was born in England, and the other children either in
England or Hartford, CT, depending on when they arrived in America.
Children of Ozias and Mary GOODWIN: William married Susannah
FRUEN; Nathaniel married first Sarah COWLES, and second Elizabeth
PRATT; and Hannah married William PITKIN.
The Goodwin Family in America
William and Elizabeth (White) Goodwin
William GOODWIN - b. about 1591; d. Mar. 11, 1673, Farmington,
CT. His name appears on Hartford's Founders
Monument. William settled first at Newtown (Cambridge), MA
(freeman Nov. 6, 1632; deputy to General Court May 1634), then
at Hartford, CT 1636, Hadley, MA 1659, and Farmington, CT about
1670. He was the brother of Osias GOODWIN
of Hartford. Elder William married second by Jan. 1669/70 Susan
(GARBRAND) HOOKER (d. May 17, 1676, Farmington, CT), widow of
Rev. Thomas HOOKER. <see: NEHGR Jan. 1901, pp. 22-31> Married
first Nov. 7, 1616, Shalford, Essex, England.
Elizabeth WHITE - bap. Mar. 5, 1591/2, Shalford, Essex,
England; d. May 17, 1667, Farmington, CT. Daughter of Robert
WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR.
Daughter of William and Elizabeth Goodwin
- Elizabeth - b. about 1620, England;
d. 1673, CT. Married John CROW.
Lewis Ancestry Notes
An often repeated ancestry for William LEWIS of Farmington, Hartford
Co., CT is apparently based on an unlocated deed of Walter COLLYNS of
Cardiff, Wales in which William LEWIS is called son-in-law of Walter
COLLYNS. Edward Bullard, in his 1931 book (see below), described this
as a "fraudulent Lewis pedigree." Until such time as the supposed deed
in located and the exact wording can be determined, or evidence of
other origins is discovered, the ancestry of William LEWIS remains
Lewis Family in America
William and Felix Lewis
William LEWIS - d. Aug. 2, 1683, Farmington, Hartford Co.,
CT. Arrived at Boston Sep. 16, 1632 aboard the 'Lyon.' Admitted freeman
at Boston Nov. 6, 1632. Settled first and Newton (now Cambridge), MA,
and then removed to Hartford, Hartford Co., CT in 1636, and to Hadley,
Hampshire Co., MA in 1659. His name appears on Hartford's Founders Monument. In 1664 he lived at Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, and by Nov. 29,
1677 moved to Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. William, in a 1675 affidavit, identifies his sister Ann
(LEWIS) STAINES, who came to New England in 1642, but soon returned to
England. William LEWIS went back to England in 1649, and paid Ann's
passage back to New England, where she died at Farmington, Hartford
Co., CT prior to the end of 1675. Ann's will of 1670 (proved 1675/6) names benificiaries as William PIXLEY,
Samuel COWLES, John CLARK, and Elizabeth JUDD, daughter of Benjamin
JUDD. Married in England on Feb. 7, 1618.
Felix - b. England; d. Apr. 17, 1671, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Her surname ihas not been determined. Edgar Bullard writes in Bennett and Allied Families
(1931), p. 29: "The identity of ... Felix is not sertainly known.... A
fraudulent Lewis pedigree, which was unfortunately given circulation in
Lewisiana, states that William's wife, Felix, was daughter of
Walter Collins, and this has been repeated in print elsewhere." Bullard
continues quotes from the wills of Thomas OLCOTT and Giles WHITING,
both of whom call William LEWIS "brother." Refer to the OLCOTT
narrative for the 1653 will of Thomas OLCOTT.
- William - d. Aug. 18, 1690, Farmington, CT.
William and Mary (Hopkins) Lewis
William LEWIS - d. Aug. 18,
1690, Farmington, CT. Son of William LEWIS and
Felix. To MA 1632 with parents in the 'Lyon.' Capt. William
married first about 1644, CT; and second at Boston, MA on Nov.
22, 1671 Mary CHEEVER, mother of the six youngest children. Mary
CHEEVER (b. Nov. 29, 1640; d. Jan. 10, 1728) was the daughter
of Ezekiel CHEEVER of New Haven, CT, and she married second Dea.
Mary HOPKINS - d. before Nov. 1671, CT. Her mother married
second William WHITEHEAD of Windsor, CT. Daughter of William
and Mary HOPKINS.
Children of William and Mary (Hopkins)
See Notable Cousins for line to: Lucius M. BOLTWOOD, Philo
Taylor FARNSWORTH, Garrison Kent HALL, Frank Billings KELLOGG,
and Will Keith KELLOGG
- Mary - b. May 6, 1645, Farmington, CT; d. 1691. Married Benjamin
JUDD of Farmington, CT, son of Thomas JUDD (b. 1608; d. Nov.
12, 1688) and Clemence. Son of Mary and Benjamin JUDD: Benjamin
married Susannah NORTH.
- Philip - bap. Dec. 13, 1646, Farmington, CT; d. about 1723,
Fairfield, CT. The inventory of his estate was taken Dec. 4,
1723. Lived at Hartford and Fairfield, CT. Married first about
1670 Sarah ASHLEY (b. 1648), and second by 1694 Elizabeth. Children
of Philip and Sarah LEWIS: Sarah married James BENNETT; Phillip
married Matha HENDER; Ruth married first Richard HOLLINGSWORTH,
and second Stephen MUNSON; Thomas; Nathan married; and Abigail.
- Samuel - b. Aug. 18, 1648, Farmington, CT; d. 1725. Lived
at Farmington, CT. Married Elizabeth and had children Hannah
and Samuel. Samuel married second before 1701 Mary (d. Feb. 16,
1744/5, Farmington, CT). Children of Samuel and Mary LEWIS: John
married; Nehemiah married; Nathan married; Hester died young;
Lt. Josiah married; and Job died young.
- Sarah - b. about 1652, Farmington, CT; d. Aug. 10, 1722,
hadley, MA. Married about 1672 Samuel BOLTWOOD (d. Feb. 29, 1704,
Deerfield, MA), son of Robert and Mary. Children of Sarah and
Samuel BOLTWOOD: Sarah married Nathaniel KELLOGG; Mary died young;
Samuel married Hannah ALEXANDER; Elizabeth married Dea. Eleazer
MATTOON; Robert died at age 20, unmarried; Ebenezer married Mary;
William died at age 27, unmarried; Rebecca married Daniel SHATTUCK;
Solomon married Mary (NORTON) PANTRY; and Lydia married John
- Hannah - b. 1653, Farmington, CT. Married
first Samuel CROW; and second 1676 Daniel
- William - b. Mar. 15, 1657, Farmington, CT, d. 1737. Married
about 1679 Sarah MOORE (b. 1661; d. 1725), daughter of Issac
and Ruth (STANLEY) MOORE, and resided at Farmington, CT. Children
of William and Sarah LEWIS: Ruth married Samuel GRIDLEY; Sarah
married Samuel SMITH; Ens. Isaac married; William died young;
Daniel married; Phebe died young; Capt. Jonathan married Elizabeth
NEWELL; and Mary.
- Felix - b. Dec. 12, 1658, Farmington, CT; d. after 1738.
Married about 1675 Thomas SELDEN (bap. Aug. 30, 1645; d. Nov.
24, 1734), son of Thomas and Hester (WAKEMAN) SELDEN of Hartford,
CT. Children of Felix and Thomas SELDON: John married Sarah HARRISON;
Thomas was slain at Deerfield at age 27, unmarried; and Ebenezer
married Elizabeth CLARK.
- Ebenezer - d. about 1710, Farmington, CT. Married Dec. 2,
1685, Wallingford, CT Elizabeth MERRIMAN (b. Sep. 14, 1664, New
Haven, CT; d. Feb. 2, 1748/9), daughter of Nathaniel and Joan
MERRIMAN. Elizabeth married second William FREDERICK. Children
of Ebenezer and Elizabeth LEWIS: Hezekiah married Abigail; Caleb
married; Felix married Thomas ANDREWS; Elizabeth married Ephraim
BIDWELL; Barnabas married Elizabeth; Hannah married Samuel COOK;
Dr. Benjamin married; Malachi married; and Agape married Jonathan
- John - b. May 15, 1665, Farmington, CT; d. about 1694.
- James - b. Jul. 10, 1667, Farmington, CT; d. 1728. Lived
at Jamaica, Long Island, NY.
Children of William and Mary (Cheever) Lewis
- Elizabeth - b. Oct. 20, 1672, Farmington, CT; d. 1674, Farmington,
- Ezekiel - b. Nov. 7, 1674, Farmington, CT; d. Aug. 14, 1755,
Boston, MA. Graduated Harvard 1694, and was a merchant at Boston,
MA. Married first in Boston, MA, Mar. 18, 1702 Mary BEARDON (b.
Jan. 11, 1668/9, Boston, MA; d. Feb. 1702/3, Boston, MA), daughter
of James and Hannah (YORK) BREADEN; and second in Boston, MA,
Oct. 11, 1704 Mrs. Abigail KILCUP. Daughter of Ezekiel and Mary:
Mary. Children of Ezekiel and Abigail LEWIS: Abigail; William
died young; Sarah died young; Elizabeth; Hannah died young; and
- Nathaniel - b. Oct. 1, 1676, Farmington, CT; d. Feb. 24,
1752, Farmington, CT. Married first at Farmington, CT, Nov. 25,
1699 Abigail ASHLEY (ancestors of Pres. Franklin ROOSEVELT through
daughter Abigail); and second Jul. 4, 1726 Thankful LYMAN. Children
of Nathaniel and Abigail LEWIS: Abigail; Nathaniel; Elisha died
young; Nodiah married; Elisha married; Sarah married Joseph HOOKER;
Mary married James THOMPSON; Mercy died young; Ezekiel married;
and Phineas married.
- Abigail - b. Sep. 19, 1678, Farmington, CT; d. 1707. Married
Dec. 10, 1696 William WADSWORTH, son of John and Sarah (STANLEY)
WADSWORTH of Farmington, CT.
- Joseph - bap. Mar. 14, 1679/80, Farmington, CT. Died young.
- Daniel - b. Jul. 16, 1682, Farmington, CT. Died young.
John and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Crow
John CROW - b. 1606, England; d. Jan. 16, 1686, Hartford,
CT. Son of John Crow. His name appears on Hartford's Founders Monument. To New
England by 1635, possibly aboard the 'Lion,' settling at Hartford,
CT, then Hadley, MA where he was freeman 1666. He returned to
Hartford by 1676. Married second about 1640, probably at Hartford,
CT. No information on his first marriage is available.
Elizabeth GOODWIN - b. about 1620, England; d. 1673,
CT. Departed England in the 'Lyon' Jun. 22, 1632, and arrived
in New England Sep. 16, 1632 with her parents. Daughter of William GOODWIN and Elizabeth WHITE.
Child of John Crow and his first wife
- Esther - b. about 1628. Married 1655 Giles HAMLIN of Middletown.
Children of John and Elizabeth Crow
See Notable Cousins for line to: Rev. Timothy DWIGHT and Sophia
- John - d. 1667, at sea in the West Indies trade. Merchant
and seaman of Fairfield, CT. Left no wife or children.
- Samuel - d. May 18, 1676, Turner's Falls,
- Nathaniel - bur. Jul. 2, 1695, Hartford, CT. Married Deborah
(d. 1697), who married subsequently Andrew WARNER. Wife's name
also reported as Anna. Children of nathaniel and Deborah CROW:
John married first Mabel KILBOURN, and second Hannah; two daughters;
and another child.
- Mary - d. Oct. 7, 1720. Married first Dec. 27, 1666 Noah
COLEMAN (d. Jul. 20, 1676), son of Thomas and Frances; and second
Sep. 16, 1680, as his second wife, Peter MONTAGUE (b. Jul. 8,
1651; Mar. 27, 1725), son of Richard MONTAGUE and Abigail DOWNING.
Children of Mary and Noah COLEMAN: Hannah; Noah; and Joseph.
- Ruth - d. before 1689. Married first Dec. 21, 1671 William
GAYLORD (b. Feb. 25, 1651, Windsor, CT; d. 1680), son of William
GAYLORD and Ann PORTER; and second John HALEY (d. about 1688).
Children of Ruth and William GAYLORD: Ruth; a child; Samuel married
Mary DICKINSON; and William married Hope BUTLER.
- Elizabeth - b. 1644. Possibly married William WARREN of Hartford.
- Sarah - b. Mar. 1, 1647, Hartford, CT; d. Jun. 26, 1719.
Married Nov. 1, 1661 Lt. Daniel WHITE (d. Jul. 27, 1713), son
of Elder John WHITE and Mary LEVITT. Children of Sarah and Daniel
WHITE: Sarah married first Thomas LOOMIS, and second John BISSELL;
Mary died in infancy; Mary married first Mr. WELLS, and second
Mr. BARNARD; Elizabeth married Dea. Samuel LOOMIS; Daniel married
first Sarah BISSELL, second Anna BISSELL, and third Elizabeth
BLISS; Esther; Hannah died in infancy; John died in infancy;
Esther married Lt. John ELLSWORTH; Hannah married Dea. Nathaniel
DICKINSON; and Mehitable married Jeremiah BISSELL.
- Hannah - b. Jul. 13, 1649, Hartford, CT. Married Mar. 7,
1668 Thomas DICKINSON (d. 1716, Wethersfield, CT), son of Nathaniel
and Anne. Children of Hannah and Thomas DICKINSON: Elizabeth
married Mr. ADAMS; Hannah married Mr. LEFFINGWELL; Thomas married Mehitable MEEKINS; Esther
married first Nathaniel SMITH, and second Hezekiah PORTER; Mehitable;
Nathaniel died in infancy; Elihu; and Ebenezer.
- Mehitable - b. about 1652; d. Dec. 8, 1730. Married Sep.
24, 1668 Col. Samuel PARTRIDGE (b. Oct. 15, 1645; d. Dec. 25,
1740, Hatfield, MA), son of William PARTRIDGE and Mary SMITH.
Children of Mehitable and Samuel PARTRIDGE: Rev. William; Samuel
married a daughter of Rev. Seaborn COTTON, and widow of John
ATWATER; Mehitable died in infancy; Mehitable married Nathaniel
DWIGHT (they became great grandparents of Rev. Timothy DWIGHT,
President of Yale 1795-1817); a child died young; Mary married
Josiah DWIGHT; Jonathan died in infancy; Edward married Martha,
daughter of Rev. William WILLIAMS; Jonathan died in infancy;
John; and Elizabeth married first John HAMLIN, Jr., second Mr.
HAMLIN, third Mr. JOHNSON, and fourth Mr. PAYSON.
- Daniel - b. about 1656, Hartford, CT; bur. Aug. 13 1693,
Hartford, CT. No children.
Samuel and Hannah (Lewis) Crow
Samuel CROW - d. May 18, 1676, Turner's Falls, MA (slain
in battle). Son of John CROW and Elizabeth GOODWIN.
Married May 17, 1671.
Hannah LEWIS - b. 1653, Farmington, CT. She married
second Nov. 5, 1676 Daniel MARSH (b. about 1653), son of John
MARSH and Anne WEBSTER, daughter of Gov. John WEBSTER. Children
of Hannah and Daniel: Daniel; John; Rev. Joseph married Anne FISKE;
Ebenezer; Job; Hannah married Daniel KENT; and William. Daughter
of Capt. William LEWIS and Mary HOPKINS.
Children of Samuel and Hannah Crow
- Mary - b. Feb. 5, 1672, Hadley,
MA; d. Jun. 19, 1761, Hadley, MA. Married Luke
- Hannah - b. Dec. 6, 1673, Hadley, MA.
- Samuel - b. Feb. 11, 1675, Hadley, MA; d. Feb. 13, 1761.
Married Jan. 11, 1710 Rebecca SMITH (d. Feb. 26, 1715). Children
of Samuel and Rebecca CROW: Rebecca married Daniel NOBLE; and
Mary married Samuel CATLIN.