Ancestors of Malu Del & Tahlia Elphia McDonald

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  • ID: I1332
  • Name: Thomas WARDWELL
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Surname: WARDWELL
  • Suffix: ("the Immigrant")
  • Name: Thomas Werdall
  • Given Name: Thomas Werdall 1
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: AF79C20C4036F3439F4844F0748BCC038BAE
  • Change Date: 12 DEC 2004
  • Christening: 31 JAN 1603 Alford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
  • Note:
    from SAVAGE:

    "THOMAS, Boston 1634, perhaps br. of William, a shoemaker, adm. of the ch. 9 Nov. of that yr. and freem. 4 Mar. foll. by w. Elizabeth had Eliakim, bapt. 23 Nov. 1634; Martha, b. Aug. bapt. 3 Sept. 1637; Benjamin, b. Feb. 1640; and Samuel, 16 May 1643; but the last two were not bapt. at Boston, on acco. of thee heresy or rem. of f. and d. 10 Dec. 1646. He was disarm. Nov. 1637, as a supporter of Wheelwright, yet in Jan. 1639, as they had long bef. rem. to Exeter, was recommend. from our ch. with eight others to "the ch. of Christ at the falls of Piscataqua, if they be rightly gathered," and in 1643 had commiss. from Mass. Ct. to try small causes there. Perhaps he was of Ipswich 1648."

    ===

    Thomas Wardwell and his brother, William were the first of this family to settle in the New World. Sailing from England in the summer of 1633, they landed in Boston, MA. on 4 Sep 1633 on the good ship "Griffen." William made the trip with his wife Alice, his first wife, and Thomas was married to Elizabeth Woddruff aboard the "Griffen" during the voyage. Thomas was 31 years old when he arrived in Boston. The 200 or more people aboard the "Griffen" included such people as Rev. John Cotton and Edmund Quincy.

    About 1634-1637, Thomas Wardwell was considered a freeholder. The Rev. John Wheelwright came to Boston on 26 May1636 from Lincolnshire, England. Wheelwright became a preacher at Mount Wollarton, now called Braintree, which at that time was part of Boston. Wheelwright was a brother to Mrs. Ann Hutchinson whose Antinomian zeal brought her into public notice. During a fast in Boston in December of 1636, the Rev. Wheelwright preached a sermon that gave offence to reflect on ministers and magistrates. Rev. Wheelwright was summonsed to civil court to give in his answer explicitly, whether he would acknowledge his offence in preaching his late, seditious sermon, or abide the sentence of the Court. When he pleaded not guilty of the crime and would leave the colony of his own accord he and his followers were then banished permanently from Massachusetts Bay Territory.

    Wheelwright bought land in what is now New Hampshire from the Indians called Squamscot Falls. In 1638 he began a plantation called Exeter.The people formed themselves into a church outside the jurisdiction of Massachusetts and combined into a separate political body. This continued for three years with such people as Richard Merrys, Richard Bulgar, Philamon Purmont, Isaac Gosse, Christopher Marshall, George Baytes, Thomas Wardwell and William Wardwell.

    Thomas was appointed Justice and Commissioner to try small cases for the jurisdiction. Exeter eventually fell under the jurisdiction of MA, and Wheelwright's followers, still under banishment, had to move again. The people moved into the Province of Maine and settled at Wells around 1641. By the time Samuel was born the family had moved to Andover and Samuel was born in Boston.
    2 3 4
  • Event: made a Freeman Misc 4 MAR 1634/5 Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A. 3 4
  • Residence: 6 FEB 1638 Piscataqua, Dover, Strafford, NH U. S. A. 3
  • Residence: AFT 6 FEB 1638 Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A. 3
  • Death: 10 DEC 1646 in Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A. 3



    Marriage 1 Elizabeth WOODRUFF
    • Married: BEF 1634 in England, UK
    • Note:
      from TORREY:

      WERDALL, Thomas (-10 Dec 1646) & Elizabeth _____; in Eng, by 1634; Boston/Exeter, NH
      3 1 5 6 7 8 9
    Children
    1. Has Children Eliakim WARDWELL c: 23 NOV 1634 in Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A.
    2. Has No Children Martha WARDWELL b: AUG 1637 in Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A.
    3. Has No Children Benjamin WARDWELL b: FEB 1639/40 in Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A.
    4. Has Children Samuel Thomas WARDWELL b: 16 MAY 1643 in Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A.

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Torrey's New England Marriages
      Title:
      New England Marriages Prior To 1700

      Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior To 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985)
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Repository:
        Name: Patrick McDonald Personal Library
        Dural, NSW 2158
        AUSTRALIA
    2. Abbrev: GM
      Title:
      GREAT MIGRATION BEGINS and GREAT MIGRATION Project

      Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.

      Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Repository:
        Name: Patrick McDonald Personal Library
        Dural, NSW 2158
        AUSTRALIA

      Page: p. 936
    3. Abbrev: Pioneers of MA (Pope)
      Title:
      Pioneers of Massachusetts

      Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts

      1900 (Republished Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1991)

      This descriptive list of pioneers of Massachusetts was taken from colonial, town, church and other contemporary documents. It lists over 5000 persons who settled the colony and were instrumental in its growth. Including settlers from as far back as the Mayflower, researchers will find birth, occupation, marriage and death information along with a list of known descendants. For those seeking ancestors from the colonies of Massachusetts and Plymouth, this can be a helpful source of information. The total number of ,'Pioneers" on record is about 6,000. Of these the occupations of only 1,725 were mentioned; 323 being called tillers of the soil, (including both wealthy landholders and humble plowmen,) 210 house and ship carpenters, 115 tailors, 103 merchants, 91 ministers, 81 shoemakerS, 75 sea-captains, 62 weavers, and so on. We have further some 471 cases in which the records specify the settlers.

      Text:

      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Repository:
        Name: Patrick McDonald Personal Library
        Dural, NSW 2158
        AUSTRALIA

      Page: p. 479
    4. Abbrev: SAVAGE'S DICTIONARY
      Title:
      A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those who Came before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register

      James Savage; compiled by O. P. Dexter, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those who Came before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register

      (The best known and most frequently used genealogical dictionary.This monumental work gives the name of every settler who came to New England before 1692, regardless of his rank, station in life or fortune. Traces the descendants of each person, giving dates of marriage and death, dates of birth, marriage and death of his children, and the birth dates and names of his grandchildren, thus recording the beginning of the third generation in New England. Binding is 4 vols. 2,541 pp.) Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 65-18541

      (Boston: 1860-1862

      Reprinted with "Genealogical Notes and Errata," excerpted from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, April, 1873, pp. 135-139, And A Genealogical Cross Index of the Four Volumes of the Genealogical Dictionary of James Savage, by O. P. Dexter, 1884.

      Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore,
      1965,1969,1977,1981,1986, 1990)
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Repository:
        Name: Patrick McDonald Personal Library
        Dural, NSW 2158
        AUSTRALIA

      Page: Vol. 4, p. 415
    5. Abbrev: NEHGR
      Title:
      The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

      New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, MA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society)

      The NEHGR or "Register" is the oldest and best known genealogical publication in North America. It focuses primarily on the genealogy of New England and the northeastern United States.

      New England Historic Genealogical Society
      101 Newbury Street
      Boston, MA 02116
      U. S. A.

      http://www.newenglandancestors.org

      Telephone: +1 (617) 536-5740 and +1 (888) 296-3447
      Fax: +1 (617) 536-7307

      membership@nehgs.org
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Page: Vol. 23, p. 186
    6. Abbrev: Cram
      Title: Charles M. Cram, Genealogical Outline of the Cram, Walker & Weekes Families (Boston, MA: 1934)
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Page: p. 36
    7. Abbrev: Hooper (1908)
      Title:
      Hooper Genealogy


      Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, MA: Charles H. Pope, 1908)
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Page: p. 4
    8. Abbrev: Eaton (1911)
      Title: Nellie Zada Rice Molyneux, History Genealogical and Biographical of the Eaton Families (Syracuse, NY: C. W. Bardeen, 1911)
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Page: p. 601
    9. Abbrev: Wardwell Genealogy
      Title: Elizabeth Wardwell Stay, A Brief Wardwell Genealogy (Greenfield, MA: 1905)
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, MA 02116
        U. S. A.

      Page: p. 7
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