Family Group Record for Richard Ingersoll



Husband Richard Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 16 Mar 1587 - Edworth, Bedfordshire, England
           Died: 21 Jul 1644 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
         Buried:  - Salem, Essex Co, MA
            AFN: 8NSB-0H


         Father: George Inkersall (Abt 1562-Abt 1644)
         Mother: Alicia Hankin (Abt 1566-          )


       Marriage: 10 Oct 1611 - St. Swithin's Church, Sandy, Bedford, England




Wife Ann (Agnes) Langley

           Born: Abt 1590 - Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
     Christened: 
           Died: 30 Jul 1677 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
         Buried: 
            AFN: 8W8V-J9


         Father: Thomas Langley (Abt 1548-1600)
         Mother: Ann (Abt 1552-1595)



   Other Spouse: John Knight, Sr. (1595-1670) - Aft 1645 - Newbury Old Town, Essex, MA



Children
1 F Alice Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 21 Dec 1612 - St. Swithin's Church, Sandy, Bedford, England
           Died: Aft 1644 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
         Buried: 
            AFN: MN4R-5G
         Spouse: William Walcott (Abt 1608-Aft 1645)
           Marr: Abt 1630 - Salem, Essex Co, MA



2 M John Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 01 Oct 1615 - Edworth, Bedfordshire, England
           Died: 17 Nov 1615 - Edworth, Bedfordshire, England
         Buried: 



3 M George Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 02 Jul 1618 - Sutton, Bedford, Eng
           Died: Aft 22 Jun 1694 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
         Buried:  - Salem, Essex Co, MA
            AFN: 94SN-F2
         Spouse: Elizabeth (Abt 1622-Bef 1694)
           Marr: Abt 1642 - Salem, Essex Co, MA



4 M John Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 11 Mar 1620 - Sutton, Bedford, Eng
           Died: Aft 20 Nov 1683 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
         Buried: Bef Dec 1683 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
            AFN: 94SN-G7
         Spouse: Judith Felton (1621-Aft 1683)
           Marr: Abt 1643 - Salem, Essex Co, MA



5 F Joanna Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 03 Mar 1624 - Sutton, Bedford, Eng
           Died: 1693 - Newbury Old Town, Essex, MA
         Buried: 1693
            AFN: 8W8V-47
         Spouse: Richard Pettingell (Abt 1620-Abt 1695)
           Marr: Abt 1643 - Salem, Essex Co, MA



6 F Sarah Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 01 Jul 1627 - Sutton, Bedford, England
           Died: 1719 - Houlton, MA
         Buried: 
            AFN: 94SN-JK
         Spouse: William Haynes (Abt 1623-Bef 1651)
           Marr: Abt 1643 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
         Spouse: Joseph Houlton (Abt 1621-1705)
           Marr: 13 Nov 1651 - Newbury Old Town, Essex, MA



7 F Bathsheba Ingersoll

           Born: 
     Christened: 01 Jul 1629 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
           Died: 24 Oct 1705 - Newbury Old Town, Essex, MA
         Buried: 25 Oct 1705 - Newbury Old Town, Essex, MA
            AFN: 94SN-KQ
         Spouse: John Knight, Jr. (1622-1677)
           Marr: 1647 - Newbury Old Town, Essex, MA



8 M Nathaniel Ingersoll

           Born: Abt 1632 - Salem, Essex Co, MA
     Christened: 
           Died: 27 Jan 1719 - Lynn, Essex Co, MA
         Buried: 
            AFN: 94SN-LW
         Spouse: Hannah Collins (1632-Aft 1719)
           Marr: 25 Mar 1657 - Salem, Essex Co, MA




General Notes (Husband)

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The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633

RICHARD INGERSOLL

ORIGIN: Sutton, Bedfordshire
MIGRATION: 1629
FIRST RESIDENCE: Salem
OCCUPATION: Ferryman. ("Ric[har]d Inkersoll" was allowed one penny for every person he ferried over the north river, 16 January 1636/7 [STR 1:31].)
EDUCATION: Signed his will with a mark. The will also has the annotation, made by John Endicott, that "I read this will to Richard Ingersoll & he acknowledged it to be his will."
OFFICES: On 7 July 1644, ordered to "walk forth in the time of God's worship, to take notice of such as either lie about the meeting house without attending to the word or ordinances, or that lie at home or in the fields..." (apparently on the sixth Sunday following, paired with Robert Moulton, Jr.) [STR 1:131].
ESTATE: In 1636 received eighty acres in Salem, but not in the freeman's land [STR 1:20]. Granted one acre of marsh in Salem on 25 December 1637, with a household of nine [STR 1:103].
He received two acres for a houselot 6 April 1635 and was reminded to allow room for a highway on his land [STR 1:9]. With Edward Giles and Pasco Foot, Ingersoll was considered for land by the "frost fish brook" next to Goodman Barney, 10 April 1637 [STR 1:44]. On 20 November 1639 Richard Ingersoll received ten acres of meadow in the great meadow at Salem, having already received twenty acres on 23 December 1638 [STR 1:92, 94].
In his will, dated 21 July 1644 and proved 2 January 1644/5, Richard Ingersoll of Salem gave all to "Ann my wife," except to "George Ingersoll my son six acres lying in the great meadow," to "Nathaniel Ingersoll my youngest son a parcel of ground with a little frame thereon" (unless Nathaniel dies without issue, in which case the land should be divided equally among "John Ingersoll my son and Richard Pettingell and William Haines my sons-in-law"), to "Bathsheba my youngest daughter two cows", and to "my daughter Alice Walcott my house at town with 10 acres of upland & meadow after my wife's decease"; witnessed by Townsend Bishop [NEHGR 9:157] (What appears to be a different version of this will refers to both Bathsheba and Alice as youngest daughter, which is clearly impossible [EPR 1:43; EQC 1:76]. Without examining the originals of these documents we cannot tell whether the error was made by the seventeenth-century or the nineteenth-century copyist.)
The inventory, taken 4 October 1644 by Townsend Bishop and Jeffrey Massey, totalled £213 19s., of which £47 10s. 10d. was real estate: a farm, 80 acres, meadow, 20 acres, £14 3s. 4d.; another farm, 75 acres, £7; and 26 acres, 2 houses, 2 acres [and] a quarter of salt marsh, £26 7s. 6d. [EPR 1:458; EQC 1:76].
On 10 April 1668 Anne Knight deeded eighty acres at Royalside, bequeathed to her by her late husband "Richard Ingerson," to their sons "John and Nathaniel Ingerson" with the consent of her now husband John Knight Sr. of Newbury [EQC 4:109].
BIRTH: Baptized 10 March 1587 at Sandy, Bedfordshire, son of George "Inkerstall" [Abel Lunt Anc 63].
DEATH: Salem between 24 July 1644 (date of will) and 4 October 1644 (date of inventory).
MARRIAGE: Sandy, Bedfordshire, 10 October 1611 Agnes Langlye [Abel Lunt Anc 63]. Anne Ingersoll is included in the list of those admitted to Salem church before the end of 1636, with the annotation "removed" [SChR 6]. She married (2) by 1652 John Knight of Newbury and was living at the time he made his will, 5 May 1670, in which he bequeathed to "my wife's grandchild Thomas Hains, £10 to be paid after his time is out" [EPR 2:191].
CHILDREN (baptisms for i-vi from Abel Lunt Anc 65-67):

i ALICE, bp. Sandy, Bedfordshire, 21 December 1612; m. by about 1634 William Walcott (in the Salem land grant of 25 December 1637 "Will[iam] Walcot" was credited with a household of four, which indicates a wife and perhaps two children by that date [STR 1:103]), who seems to have become incompetent within a decade. (In December 1643 "Willia[m] Walcott's wife, children and estate" were entrusted to "Richard Inkersell, his father-in-law, to be disposed of `according to God; and the said William Wolcott to be and remain as his servant'" [EQC 1:57]. This arrangement lasted less than a year, terminated at the death of Richard Ingersoll.)

ii JOHN, bp. Edworth, Bedfordshire, 1 October 1615 and bur. there 17 November 1615.

iii GEORGE, bp. Sutton, Bedfordshire, 2 July 1618; m. by 1646 Elizabeth _____ (eldest child b. Gloucester 16 October 1646).

iv JOHN, bp. Sutton, 11 March 1620[/1?]; m. by 1644 Judith Felton (eldest child b. Salem 12 September 1644; in his will of 20 November 1683 John Ingersoll names as an overseer "brother-in-law Nathaniel Felton" [Abel Lunt Anc 67, citing EPR 302:57]).

v JOAN, bp. Sutton 3 March 1624[/5?]; m. by 1644 Richard Pettingill.

vi SARAH, bp. Sutton 1 July 1627; m. (1) by 1644 William Haynes; m. (2) Newbury 13 November 1651 Joseph Holton.

vii BATHSHEBA, b. Salem say 1629; m. Newbury [--] 16[--] John Knight (apparently by 1648, as eldest known child, son John, was b. Newbury 16 August 1648).

viii NATHANIEL, b. Salem about 1633 (deposed aged 40 years 30 June 1674 [ SJC #1503], deposed aged "45 years or thereabouts" 25 June 1678 [ EQC 49:15], deposed aged 60 years 25 December 1694 [SJC #3212]); m. Salem 25 March 16__ (which must be 1669 or earlier [TAG 27:130, citing ELR 7:57]) Hannah Collins.

COMMENTS: 28 May 1629 letter of instruction from Massachusetts Bay Company to John Endicott: "There is also one Richard Haward and Richard Inkersall, both Bedfordshire men, hired for the Company with their families, who we pray you may be well accommodated, not doubting but they will well and orderly demean themselves" [ MBCR 1:401; SLR 1:xvi].
In the 1636 Salem land grant, Richard Ingersoll appears in that portion of the list which included "non-freemen," which in Salem tells us clearly that he was not a member of the church. In the 1637 Salem land grant, Richard Ingersoll is shown with a family of nine. Seven of his children were living at that date, but his eldest daughter Alice was already married to William Walcott and would have been included in her husband's household. Thus, there may have been an additional child otherwise unrecorded, but this child in turn must have died before 1644; alternatively there may have been a more distant relative or a servant living with the Ingersolls that year.
Ingersoll had the usual problems with fences and encroachment on land, but the land grant next to Jacob Barney was a problem. Ingersoll sued Jacob Barney at the September Term, 1639, probably regarding land [EQC 1:13]. Barney sued him back over feeding cattle in his marsh, September Term, 1640, and won a verdict of "[t]wo loads of hay at water side as convenient as his own was" [EQC 1:21]. Joshua Verrin sued Ingersoll at the same term over maintenance of a fence and was countersued immediately [EQC 1:22, 29].
For some of the larger and more expensive farm implements noted in Ingersoll's inventory, it is stated that he owned one third of each item. This would indicate that he shared ownership with one or two other husbandmen in the neighborhood, or, as seems more likely, with two of his sons. In depositions at the June 1678 Essex Quarterly Court, the brothers George, John and Nathaniel "Ingerson" gave evidence regarding events in the 1640s. George deposed that "living apartner with his father Richard Ingerson upon the farm that the said Rich[ar]d Ingerson hired of Mr. Chickering which the said Chickering had bought of Mr. Townsend Bishop," demonstrating that the Ingersolls were in a cooperative family enterprise and placing them on Mr. Chickering's farm.
Richard Ingersoll found the Salem miller lacking and in September 1640 took grandjuryman Lawrence Leech with him to the mill to prove that the grists were "much short of weight" [EQC 1:20]. His neighbors found his cattle and the cattle of a dozen other men offensive in the common cornfields and Ingersoll paid the court's fine [EQC 1:49, 56].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: There is an excellent treatment of Richard Ingersoll in The Ancestry of Abel Lunt ... by Walter Goodwin Davis (pp. 63-68), and details may be found there of the marriages and later lives of Richard's children. Mrs. William C. Clark, "The Parents of Jonathan Haynes of Newbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts, and Some of Their Descendants" [TAG 27:129-34], provides extensive documentation on the fate of some of Richard Ingersoll's children and property. John B. Threlfall also published an account of this family in 1993 [GMC26 141-48].
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INGERSOLL, Richard (1587-1644) & Agnes LANGLEY, m2 John Knight; m. St Swithins, Sandy, co. Beds. 10 Oct 1611 Salem. [26 GMC, GMSP]

"Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages prior to 1700"
by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991, pg.35.
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The Planters of The Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640
Page 64-65
1629
MAYFLOWER, William Peirce, Master, left Gravesend in March with thirty-five passengers, mostly from Leyden, Holland, destined for Plymouth. She arrived May 15.1 [1 Bradford, 11, 65.]

RICHARD MASTERSON of Ashford and Sandwich, Kent and Leyden Plymouth
Mrs. Mary Masterson
Nathaniel Masterson
Sarah Masterson

THOMAS BLOSSOM of Cambridge, England and Leyden, Holland Plymouth
Mrs. Anne Blossom
Thomas Blossom, Jr.
Elizabeth Blossom
Mrs. Bridget Robinson widow of Rev. John of Leyden Plymouth
Isaac Robinson
Mercy Robinson
Fear Robinson

THOMAS WILLETT of Leyden Plymouth

RICHARD CLAYDON of Sutton, county Bedford Salem
BARNABAS CLAYDON of Sutton, county Bedford Salem

RICHARD HAWARD of Sutton, county Bedford Salem

RICHARD INGERSOLL of Sandy, county Bedford Salem
Mrs. Anne Ingersoll
George Ingersoll
Joanna Ingersoll
John Ingersoll
Sarah Ingersoll
Alice Ingersoll
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A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family in America 1629-1925
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PART I

RICHARD INGERSOLL
OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

FIRST GENERATION
1. Richard Ingersoll came to Salem in 1629 with Higginson, arriving June 29 A letter from Matthew Craddock, Governor of the company, to Mr. Endicott commends "Richard Inkersall and Richard Haward" who with their families came from Bedfordshire, England.

In the original list of householders receiving "House lotts graunted by ye town" (1638) Richard Ingersoll is given 2 acres, also 80 acres on the Cape Ann side. Later there was "graunted to Richard Ingersoll 30 acres of meadow in the greate meadow to be layd out by the towne."

In 1640 Richard Ingersoll's family is credited with nine persons and he is given an allotment of 1 acre.

The old town records state that "It is agreed that Rich'd Inkersall shall henceforth have one peny (a tyme to maintain the ferry) for every pson he doeth ferry over the north (ferry) river dureing the towns pleasure."

He died in Salem in 1644, probably soon after making his will, July 21, 1644, of which the following is a copy:--

I, Richard Ingersoll of Salem in the County of Essex in New England being weake in body, but through God's mercy in perfect memory doe make this my last will and testament as followeth, viz.:

I give to Ann my wife all my estate of land, goods, & chattells whatsoever except as followeth, viz.:

I give to George Ingersoll my son six acres lying in the great meadow.

Item I give to Nathaniel Ingersoll my youngest son a parcell of ground, which I bought of John P(???), but if the said Nathaniel dy without issue of his body lawfully begotten, then the land aforesaid to be equally shared between John Ingersoll my son, & Richard Pettingill & William Haines my sons in law.

I give to Bathsheba my youngest daughter two cowes.

I give to my daughter Alice Walcott my house at town with 10 acres of upland and meadow after my wife's decease.

Witness his
Townsend Bishop. R X I
mark

I read this will to Richard Ingersoll & he acknowledged it to be his will.

Jo, Endicott.

Proved in court upon oath 2 Jan. 1644-5.

Inventory taken 4 Oct. 1644.

As illustrating the relative value of land and stock, I give some items of the appraisement of the estate. 7 cows œ34, 2 young steers œ4, bull œ7, pair of

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oxen œ14, 2 horses and mare and a young colt œ25, a farm of 80 acres œ7. Among other items was a moose Skin Suit. (E. I. Hist. Coll. 1:12.)

Richard Ingersoll married in Sands, England, October 20, 1616, Agnes or Ann Langley, who is said to be a cousin of John Spencer of Newbury. (N.E.H. & G.R., 53:343.) Ann Ingersoll, the widow of Richard, married for a second husband, John Knight, "Merchant tailor of Newbury." He was the father of John Knight, Jr., who married her youngest daughter Bathsheba. Ann was his second or third wife and died July 30, 1677.

Children:
2 i George, b. 1618 in Eng.
3 ii John, b. 1623 in Eng.
iii Alice, m. before 1643, William Walcott.
4 iv Joanna, m. 1643, Richard Pettengill.
5 v Sarah, m. 1644, William Haynes.
6 vi Bathsheba, m. 1647, John Knight, Jr.
7 vii Nathaniel, b. 1632 in Salem, Mass.

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The Ingersolls of Hampshire
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THE INGERSOLLS OF HAMPSHIRE.
I.
THE PURITAN SETTLERS.

In the year 1629, in the reign of Charles I., RICHARD INGERSOLL [and his brother JOHN] came from Bedfordshire, England, and settled in Salem, Massachusetts. Richard, the elder brother, brought with him to the new continent his wife Ann and a family of two sons and four daughters. A third son was born in Salem about 1632.

Richard Ingersoll died in Salem in 1644, probably very soon after making his will, of which the following is a copy: --

WILL OF RICHARD INGERSOLL.
JULY 21, 1644.
I, Richard Ingersoll of Salem in the County of Essex in New England, being weake in boddy, but through God's merey in perfect memorye doe make this my last will and testament as followeth, viz.

I give to Ann my wife all my estate of land, goods, & chattells whatsoever except as followeth, viz.

I give to George Ingersoll my son six acres lying in the great meadow.

I give to Nathaniel Ingersoll my youngest son a parcell of ground with a little frame thereon, which I bought of John P(???), but if the said Nathaniel dy without issue of his boddy lawfully begotten, then the land aforesaid to be equally shared between John Ingersoll my son, & Richard Pettingell & William Haines, my sons-in-law.

I give to Bathsheba my youngest daughter two cowes.

I give to my daughter Alice Walcott my house at town with 10 acres of upland and meadow after my wife's decease.

R his x mark I
Witness
TOWNSEND BISHOP.

I read this will to Richard Ingersoll & he acknowledged it to be his will.

JO. ENDICOTT.
Inventory taken 4 Oct. 1644.

Proved in Court upon oath 2 Jan. 1644-5.

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ANN, the widow of Richard Ingersoll, married for a second husband John Knight of Newbury. He was the father of John Knight, Jr., who married Richard's youngest daughter Bathsheba. Ann was his second or third wife.
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The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus
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INGERSOLL
(1) Richard Ingersoll married Ann Langley
(2) Sarah Ingersoll " William Haynes
(3) Jonathan Haynes " Sarah Moulton
(4) Elizabeth Haynes " Isaac Spalding
(5) Rachel Spalding " Simon Shepard
(6) Polly Shepard " Stephen6 Backus

INGERSOLL
RICHARD INGERSOLL with his wife (who was Ann Langley, married at Sands, England October 20, 1616) and family came to New England in the immigration of 1629. A long letter of information and instructions dated at London May 28, 1629 and finished at Gravesend the 3rd of June 1629, was sent from the Governor and Deputy of the New England Company for a Plantation in Massachusetts Bay to the Governor [John Endecott] and Council for London's Plantation in the Massachusetts Bay in New England. One item referred to Richard Haward and Richard Inkersall, both Bedfordshire men, trusting they would be well accommodated and not doubting they would well and orderly demean themselves.

In Salem Richard Ingersoll lived for the next fifteen years, dying late in 1644. His will was dated the 21st of July that year and probated January 2, 1644/5. In it he named his wife Ann, sons George, John and Nathaniel, sons-in-law Richard Pettingell and William Haines, daughters Bathsheba and Alice Wolcott. One item of the will read: "I give to Nathaniel Ingersoll, my youngest son, a parcell of ground ... but if the said Nathaniel dy without issue of his body lawfully begotten then the land aforesaid to be equally divided between John Ingersoll my son and Richard Pettingell and William Haines my sons-in-law."

Nathaniel, born in Salem about 1632, and only a boy at the time of his father's death, lived to be over eighty and perhaps unknowingly erred in bequeathing this parcell of ground to the church. No child or grandchild survived him. It was nearly ninety years after the date of Richard Ingersoll's will that the title to the land was cleared and the names of a number of his great-grandchildren appear in Essex County land records.

Richard's widow married John Knight of Newbury and her daughter Bathsheba married his son, John Knight, Junior. Ann (Ingersoll) Knight died July 30, 1677.

SARAH INGERSOLL, born in England, daughter of Richard and Ann (Langley) Ingersoll, married about 1643 or 1644, William Haines of Salem. (See Haynes)

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ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus
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INGERSOLL, Richard (1600-44), from Eng with Gov. Higginson, 1629, to Salem, Mass;
m Ann -----;
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Richard INGERSOLL
Born: x 10 Mar 1587/88
Died: inv 4 Oct 1644
English Origin: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Came to New England: 1629
With: the Higginson-Skelton fleet
Resided in: Salem
Freeman of MBC:
Occupation: ferryman
First Spouse: Agnes LANGLYE (c1590 - p1670)
Children: Alice, George, John, Joan, Sarah, Bathsheba, Nathaniel
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Swithin (St.), London Stone

On the north side of Cannon Street at No.113, at the south-west corner of St. Swithin's Lane (P.O. Directory). In Walbrook Ward.

Earliest mention found in records : " S. Swithun de Candelwryhttestrate," 1271-2 (Ct. H.W. I. 10).

Other names and forms of name: "S. Swithin of Kandelwricchestrate," 1283-5 (Anc. Deeds, A. 1674). " S. Swythun in Candlewikestrate," 1286-7 (Ct. H.W. I. 80). "Sancti Swithini," 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 230). " S. Swithin at London Stone," 1557 (Ct. H.W. II. 666).

Rebuilt by John Hinde (Mayor 1405) (S. 109), about 1420 (S. 225).

Church possessed cloisters and a chapel of SS. Katherine and Margaret (L. and M. Arch. Soc. I. 2, 192).

Repaired 1607-8 (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii, 191).

There was a chapel to St. Katherine in the church (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 191).

A parsonage house before the Fire, burnt down and rebuilt by H. Whisler, 1675 (ib. 193). Church burnt in the Fire and rebuilt by Sir C. Wren, 1678, the parish of St. Mary Bothaw being united to it (ib. 200). Restored 1869 and 1879.

A Rectory. Patrons: Rob. de Aguilon held the advowson with the capital messuage in the parish, 14 Ed. I. (Ch. I. p.m. (16)). By his will, c. 1285-6, he left his mansion with courtyard and garden and the patronage of S. Swythun in Candlewykestrate to the Priory of Tortington, who held the advowson, 31 Ed. I. (Lib. Cust. I. 238), and had his hostel in the parish, known afterwards as Oxford Place (q.v.).

From the earls of Oxford, the house and advowson passed through various hands to the Salters' Company, who purchased them both, the present Salters' Hall now occupying part of the site of the house and gardens.

In 1734 the Company sold the advowson to Mr. Matthew Beachcroft and it is now in private hands, the alternate presentation for St. Mary Bothaw being in the hands of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury (L. and M. Arch. Soc. Trans. I. ii. p.197).

St. Swithin, to whom the church is dedicated, was born in 800 and was Prior of Winchester and afterwards Bishop of the diocese. He died in 862.

From: British History Online
Source: Swithin (St.), London Stone. A Dictionary of London, Henry H Harben (1918).
URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=10568&strquery=St. Swithin s parish
Date: 14/12/2004© Copyright 2003 University of London & History of Parliament Trust
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SUTTON

SUTTON, a parish in the hundred of BIGGLESWADE, county of BEDFORD, 1¾ mile (S.) from Potton, containing 369 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £20, and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of St. John's College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to All Saints. Here were the seat and royalty of the celebrated John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, who conferred Sutton and Potton upon Sir Roger Burgoyne and his heirs, by a curious laconic deed in doggerell verse, which is preserved among the ancient records in the Arches, Doctors' Commons. The manor-house was burned down in 1826. There is a fine chalybeate spring near the parsonage-house. The learned Bishop Stillingfleet was rector of Sutton, about the middle of the seventeenth century, where he wrote his Origines Sacræ.

[A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831]

* Census
* Church History
* Church Records



* Description and Travel
* Military History

Census

The 1851 Census Index for Sutton can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 3, Book 2 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.

Church History

Church of England

The church of All Saints is a building of stone, in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 4 bells and a clock : the north aisle or Burgoyne chapel contains some magnificent monuments of the Burgoyne family, together with hatchments, flags and other funereal; the most important of these, erected to John Burgoyne, 1604, consists of a marble monument, 24 feet in height and 16 feet long, with a life-sized recumbent effigy and an inscribed tablet: the chancel retains its piscina and sedilia, and is separated from the nave by an oak screen: the font is Norman : the east window and several others are stained, and include one in the north chancel to Barbara, wife of the Rev Charles Dethick Blyth B.D. rector from 1830: there are 400 sittings. The register dates from the year 1690.

[Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]

Church Records

Church of England

The parish record transcripts for All Saints are available on microfiche for the period 1690-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society http://www.bfhs.org.uk/.
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Ryal Side From Early Days of Salem Colony
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In 1651,1 Mr. Barney became possessed of the Ingersoll farm of about eighty acres, and this, with a large acreage he received by various grants, gave him possession of about three hundred acres, extending from Frost Fish River and on both sides of Conant Street easterly to what is now known as the Trask farm.

The town records appear to indicate that the westerly portion of his lands, given under his early assignments, gave him only a small portion of marsh or waterbounded land, and in the testimony of witnesses in various cases in which he became involved, both as plaintiff and defendant, some of the testimony tended to show that, in order to obtain more land by the water side, he improperly appropriated some of the Ingersoll land. This seemed to be contended by the Ingersoll heirs.

Court held at Salem 14:7;1639. Rich Inkersell V Jacob Barney. Upon motion of Colonel Endicott, Jeffery Massey and others ordered to lay out lands of defendant.

Court held at Salem 29:7:1640. Jacob Barney V Richard Ingersoll. Feeding Cattle in his marsh. Verdict: Two loads of hay at water side as convenient as his own was.

In the court action of March 16, 1668/9,2 Joseph Houlton testified 'that he heard Jacob Barney sr. own that he now had the land that was formerly Richard Ingersalls.'

1 Testimony of Henry Bartholmew, who paid William Paine, advancing the money to Jacob Barney.
2 Records of the Quarter Courts of Essex County, volume 4, pages 109-112.
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The Pioneers of Massachusetts , Page 252

INGERSOLL, INKERSALL,
Richard, from Bedfordshire, Eng., sent over to Salem with his family by the Mass. Bay Co. in 1629. [Suff. De. I, xvi.] Propr. Maintained a ferry over North river in 1636. Wife Anne memb. chh. before 1636. Ch. John b. middle of (7) 1644. [Es. files.]

Will prob. Jan. 2, 1644-5; wife Ann, sons George, John, and Nathaniel; sons-in-law Richard Pettingell, (husband of Joanna,) and William Haines; dau. Alice Walcott and youngest dau. Bathsheba. The widow m. 2, John Knight of Newbury. [Es. files XIV, 29.]
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General Notes (Wife)

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NEHGR 53:343; Cousin of John Spencer of Newbury MA.
*JOHN SPENCER, Ipswich, came from London in the Mary and John 1634, hav. tak. the o. of suprem. and alleg. 26 Mar. in London; and was freem. 3 Sept. foll. and the first rep. 1634 and 5, rem. to Newbury with the first sett. and was rep. for that town 1635, and the same yr. allow. to build with Mr. Dummer, chos. capt. by the Gen. Ct. Mar. 1637, but two mos. aft. turn. out for his heresy in favor. Wheelwright, and Nov. foll. ord. to surrender his arms. See Winth. I. 248. He went home next yr. and d. it is thot. in 1648, for in Mar. 1649, his will of 1 Aug. 1637, was pro. at Salem. In it he ment. neph. John S. his heir, br. Thomas Spencer, and cous. Ann (Langley) (Ingersoll) Knight.
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Joined (Salem) church 1635.
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