Hannah/3p Curtis

F, #24571, (28 May 1681 - )
Father*John/2 Curtis1 b. 9 Dec 1653
Mother*Miriam/2p Brooks1 b. 6 Jun 1652
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Miriam/2p Brooks
Last Edited:17 Feb 2016
Hannah/3p Curtis, born 28 May 1681 at Scituate, Massachusetts1, was baptised at the Second Church, 9 Jul 1682.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:108, Hannah Curtis b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:318 (Jul 1903).

William/3p Curtis

M, #24572, (15 September 1683 - )
Father*John/2 Curtis1 b. 9 Dec 1653
Mother*Miriam/2p Brooks1 b. 6 Jun 1652
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Miriam/2p Brooks
Last Edited:17 Feb 2016
William/3p Curtis, born 15 Sep 1683 at Scituate, Massachusetts1, was baptised at the Second Church 17 May 1685.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:114, William Curtis b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:320 (Jul 1903).

Joanna/3p Brooks

F, #24573, (5 September 1695 - 26 March 1779)
Father*Thomas/2p Brooks1 b. 28 Jun 1657, d. 30 May 1733
Mother*Hannah/2 Bisbee1 b. 7 Dec 1656, d. 24 Apr 1741
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/2p Brooks
Descendants of Joanna/3p Brooks
Last Edited:15 Jan 2016

Children with Dea. John/4 Ruggles:

Findagrave.com, memorial #74085544. Photo by James Bianco.
Photo by James Bianco 74085544
Joanna/3p Brooks, born 5 Sep 1695 at Scituate, Massachusetts1, and there baptised the same year at the Second Church2, there married, 26 Oct 1720, Dea. John/4 Ruggles Jr. of Roxbury, son of John/3 Ruggles and Hannah Devotion.3 Her husband succeeded to the farm of her father Thomas Brooks, which, Deane wrote in 1831, "lies a half mile east of the residence of William above described. It was the farm of William Richards 1640."4 Her name appears on a list of Second Church members, 13 Nov 1751.5 Dea. John Ruggles died 5 Dec 17726, and Joanna 26 Mar 1779 (g.s.), a. 83.7 They are buried in First (South) Parish Cemetery, Norwell (formerly South Scituate).8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:51, Joanna Brooks b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:322 (Jul 1903).
  3. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:43, Joanna Brooks/John Ruggles m.
  4. [S430] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, 223–224.
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 60:176 (Apr 1906).
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:438, Dea. John Ruggles d. (g.s.).
  7. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:438, Joanna Ruggles d. (g.s.).
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #74085738, #74085544.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:315, Thomas Ruggles b.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, Hannah Ruggles b.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, Grace Ruggles b.
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, John Ruggles bp.
  13. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, John Ruggles b.
  14. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:315, Sarah Ruggles b.

John/a Vassall

M, #24574, (say 1555 - )
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Anna Russell:

John/a Vassall married, in England, Anna Russell.1,2
     "The Vassall family is of French origin, and has been traced back in France to the eleventh century. From it descended 'the gallant John Vassall, an alderman of London, who, in 1588, at his own expense, fitted out and commanded two ships of war, with which he joined the royal navy to oppose the Spanish Armada.' He had two sons, William and Samuel, both of whom were among the original patentees of Massachusetts, in 1628."2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S133] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Nexus, 14:6, 195: William Vassall.
  2. [S530] William Thaddeus Harris, Cambridge Epitaphs, 179–180, Vassall.
  3. [S1318] Charles Washburn Church, Simeon Church of Chester, 6.

Samuel/1 Vassall M.P.

M, #24575, (say 1600 - )
Father*John/a Vassall1,2 b. s 1555
Mother*Anna Russell1,2
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

     John White, of Dorchester, Wessex, leader of the failed Dorchester Adventurers Company which had colonized Cape Ann in 1623, organized a corporation of London merchants in 1628 which became the Massachusetts Bay Company. Among these, says Morison, were "Matthew Cradock, who owned £2000 worth of East India Company stock; Sir Richard Saltonstall, nephew and heir of a Lord Mayor of London who was Master of the Worshipful Company of Skinners (what we should call the hide and leather men) … Samuel and William Vassall, interested in the Guinea trade and sons of a Huguenot member of the Virginia Company who commanded a ship against the Spanish Armada; and, in addition, a group of East Anglia puritans: William Pynchon, squire of Springfield in Essex, Isaac Johnson, and Richard Bellingham."3
     Says Harris in Cambridge Epitaphs, "The Vassall family is of French origin, and has been traced back in France to the eleventh century. From it descended 'the gallant John Vassall, an alderman of London, who, in 1588, at his own expense, fitted out and commanded two ships of war, with which he joined the royal navy to oppose the Spanish Armada.' He had two sons, William and Samuel, both of whom were among the original patentees of Massachusetts, in 1628….2
     "Samuel, the brother of William, remained in England. He was a merchant in London, an alderman, and, in 1640 and 1641, a member of Parliament. In the year 1766, his great-grandson, Florentius Vassall, of Jamaica, caused a monument to be erected in honor of him, in King's Chapel, Boston. It is recorded thereon that 'he was one of the largest subscribers to raise money against the rebels in Ireland; a steady and undaunted asserter of the liberties of England in 1628; the first who boldly refused to submit to the tax of tonnage and poundage, an unconstitutional claim of the Crown, arbitrarily imposed; for which (to the ruin of his family) his goods were seized, and his person imprisoned by the Star Chamber Court. The Parliament, in July, 1641, voted him £10445.12.2 for his damages, and resolved that he should be further considered for his personal sufferings; but the rage of the times, and the neglect of proper applications since, have left his family only the honor of that vote and resolution.'"
     [The memorial continues, noting that Samuel Vassall's descendants, who were Loyalists in the Revolution, returned to England.]2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S133] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Nexus, 14:6, 195: William Vassall.
  2. [S530] William Thaddeus Harris, Cambridge Epitaphs, 179–180, Vassall.
  3. [S420] Samuel Eliot Morison, Builders of the Bay Colony, 33–34.

Cornet Robert/1 Stetson

M, #24579, (circa 1613 - 1 February 1702/3)
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Honour Tucker:

  • Joseph/2 Stetson6 b. Jun 1639
  • Capt. Benjamin/2 Stetson7 b. Aug 1641, d. 4 May 1711
  • Thomas/2 Stetson8 b. 11 Dec 1643
  • Samuel/2 Stetson9 b. Jun 1646
  • John/2 Stetson10 b. Apr 1648
  • Eunice/2 Stetson11 b. 28 Apr 1650
  • Lois/2 Stetson12 b. Feb 1652
  • Robert/2 Stetson+13 b. 29 Jan 1653/54
  • Timothy/2 Stetson14 b. 11 Oct 1657
Cornet Robert/1 Stetson, born circa 1613, and said to have been of County Kent, England1,2, married Honour Tucker.3 Deane includes him in "A list of those who took 'the oath of fidelity'" at Scituate, Massachusetts, 1668, and in a list of allowed and approved inhabitants granted land in 1673.4 He died at Scituate 1 Feb 1702/3.5 Cavalryman, representative, commissioner. See Savage 3:183.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 3:183, Robert Stetson [Jr.].
  2. [S1011] Helen Glenn Court, "Genealogy," Brooks pages at http://www.glenncourt.com/family/chart_brooks.shtml
  3. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing Stetson Descendants, p. unrecorded.
  4. [S430] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, 154-57.
  5. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 2:444, "Cornit" Robart Stetson d.
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:333, Joseph Stetson b.; 1:347, Joseph Studson bp.
  7. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:330, Benjamin Stetson b.; 1:347, Benjamin Studson bp.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:335, Thomas Stetson b.; 1:347, Thomas Studson bp.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:335, Samuell Stetson b.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:332, John Stetson b.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:331, Eunice Stetson b.
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:333, Lois Stetson b.
  13. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:335, Robert Stetson b.
  14. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:347, Timothy Studson bp.

Samuel/3 Carpenter

M, #24580, (say 1638 - circa 19 February 1683)
Father*William/2 Carpenter1 b. c 1605, d. 7 Feb 1658/59
Mother*Abigail Briant1 b. 27 May 1604, d. s 20 Feb 1687
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:27 Aug 2017

Children with Sarah/2 Redway:

  • Samuel/3 Carpenter9 b. 15 Sep 1661
  • Sarah/3 Carpenter10 b. 11 Jan 1663/64
  • Abiah/3 Carpenter11 b. 10 Feb 1665/66
  • James/3 Carpenter12 b. 12 Apr 1668
  • Jacob/3 Carpenter13 b. 5 Sep 1670
  • Jonathan/3 Carpenter14 b. 6 Dec 1672
  • David/3 Carpenter15 b. 17 Apr 1675
  • Solomon/3 Carpenter16 b. 23 Dec 1677
  • Zachariah/3 Carpenter17 b. 1 Jul 1680 or 10 Jul 1680
  • Abraham/3 Carpenter18 b. 25 Sep 1682
Samuel/3 Carpenter, 2nd so-named, born at Weymouth, Massachusetts, probably in late 16382,1, married, as her 1st husband, 25 May 1660 at Rehoboth, Sarah/2 Redway, daughter of James/1 Redway, with whom he had 9 sons and a daughter.3,4 His name is found on a list of Rehoboth freemen, 16705, and on a list of men who made advances of money to sustain the government during Philip's War, his sum being £11.19.5.6 He was buried at Rehoboth 20 Feb 1682/83.7 His widow married there (2), 1688, Gilbert/1p Brooks3,8, and died 15 Jul 1717.

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S2267] Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, "William2 Carpenter," 196-197.
  2. [S2102] Martin E. Hollick, New Englanders in the 1600s.
  3. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  4. [S575] James N. Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 78, Samuell Carpenter/Sarah Redaway m.
  5. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 918, 1670 list of freemen.
  6. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 920, List of those who made advances of money.
  7. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 808, Samuel Carpenter Sr. buried.
  8. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 59, Gilbert Brooks/Sarah Carpenter m.
  9. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Samuell Carpenter b.
  10. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Sarah Carpenter b.
  11. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Abiah Carpenter b.
  12. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, James Carpenter b.
  13. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Jacob Carpenter b.
  14. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Jonathan Carpenter b.
  15. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, David Carpenter b.
  16. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Solomon Carpenter b.
  17. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Zachariah Carpenter b.
  18. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Abraham Carpenter b.