IN 17th CENTURY NEW ENGLAND
According to the
"Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America"
It seems to be that initially there were
Four Separate & Distinct Church Families
(who may or may not have been related) in
the 17th Century New England Colonies from which Churches have descended
Synopsis from p. 87-88 (See complete abstract below):
Richard Church #1 (1608 - 1668)
Arrived at Plymouth, Mass., in 1630, from Oxford, England
aboard the fleet with Winthrop
Admitted as Freeman to Plymouth Colony 1632
Wife: Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Richard Warren,
who probably came in "Ann" in 1623
Children: Joseph, 16--, Benjamin, 1639,
Caleb, 16--, Nathaniel, 16--, Hannah, 1647,
Abigal, 16--, Charles, 1659, Deborah, 1657,
Died at Deadham, Mass., 1668
Richard Church #2 (16-- - 1667)
Arrived in Newton, Mass., from Braintree, Essex, England
Original Proprietor of Hartford, Conn., 1636
Wife: Ann, (1601-1684)
Children: Edward, John, Mary, Samuel, probably
all born in England
Died at Hadley, Mass., 1667
Garrett or Jared Church, b. 1611
Arrived in Watertown, 1637
Admitted Freeman, 1649
Children: John, 1638, Samuel, 1640, Sarah, 1643,
Mary, 1644, Jonathan, 1646, David, 1657
John Church (16-- - 1696)
Arrived in Dover, N.H., 1662
Wife: Abigal Severance,
daughter of John Severence
Married at Salisbury, Mass., Nov. 29, 1664
Children: Jonathan, 1666, John, 1668,
Ebenezer, 1670, Abigal, 1672
Killed May 7, 1696 by Indians
GENEALOGICAL GUIDE TO THE EARLY SETTLERS OF AMERICA
CHURCH; --Richard, of Plymouth, 1633, had probably come to Massachusetts
in the fleet with Winthrop, for he requested admission as freeman Oct.
19, 1630, but did not take the oath at that time. He removed from Weymouth
to Plymouth, and was received as freeman of that Colony Oct. 4, 1632.
He was engaged as a carpenter in building the earliest church edifice
at Plymouth. He served in the Pequot war, sold his estate at Plymouth,
in 1649, and was at Charlestown, 1653, and for final residence settled
at Hingham. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Warren, who probably
came in the Ann 1623. Besides Joseph, he had Benjamin, the
great soldier, born 1639, Caleb, Nathaniel, Hannah 1647, Abigail, Charles
1659, Deborah 1657.
RICHARD CHURCH, of Hartford, Conn., an original proprietor,
removed, about 1660, to Hadley, Mass., and died there Dec. 1667. His widow
Ann, died March 10, 1684, aged 83, and in his will four children only
are mentioned, viz: Edward, John, Mary and Samuel, all probably born in
GARRETT or JARED CHURCH, of Watertown, 1637, was born 1611;
admitted freeman 1649. By wife Sarah he had John 1638, Samuel 1640, Sarah
1643, Mary 1644, Jonathan 1646, David 1657.
JOHN CHURCH, of Dover, 1662, at Salisbury, married November
29, 1664, Abigail, daughter of John Severance, and had Jonathan 1666,
John 1668, Ebenezer 1670, Abigail 1672. He was taken by the Indians in
the war of 1689 and escaped, but was killed May 7, 1696, by the Indians
near his own home.
CONNECTICUT.Sedgwicks Hist. of Sharon, 72; Porters
Hartford Settlers, 2; Orcutts Hist. of Torrington, 677; Hinmans
Conn. Settlers, 583; Fields Hist. of Haddam, 46; Cothrens
Hist. of Woodbury, 526.
MASSACHUSETTS.Davis Landmarks of Plymouth, 54;
Bonds Hist. of Watertown, 158; Winsors Hist. of Duxbury, 245;
Stones Hist. of Hubbardston, 237; Reeds Hist. of Rutland,
135; Paiges Hist. of Hardwick, 848; Mitchells Hist. of Bridgewater,
363; Judds Hist.of Hadley, 460; Hudsons Hist. of Marlborough,
350; Freemans Hist. of Cape Cod, II, 357; Deanes Hist. of
Scituate, 233; Baylies New Plymouth, IV, 123, 129, 230; Barrys
Hist. of Hanover, 267.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS.Butlers Hist. of Farmington,
Me., 424; Norths Hist. of Augusta, Me., 828; Wheelers Hist.
of Newport, N. H, 342; Austins R. I. Gen. Dict. 44; Adams
Hist. of Fairhaven, Vt., 326; Collins Hist. of Hillsdale, N. Y.,
app. 51; Winslow Gen., II, 975; Montague Gen., 64; Mack Gen., 53; Little
Gen., 154; Goodwins Olcott Gen., 56; Barbours My Wife and
I, 42; Savages Gen. Dict. vol. I, 384; N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg.,
vol. XI, 152; Amer. Ancestry, III, 203; VI, 12, 46; XI, 183; Churchs
King Philips War, XLVVII; Church Family, 1878; Church Family
of Tiverton R I 1887; Church Gen. Preliminary.
DIRECTORY OF ANCESTRAL HEADS OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES 1620-1700 (p.
CORNELIUS, married at Groton, Mass., 1670.
GARRETT or JARED, b. 1611, was at Watertown, Mass., 1637.
JOHN, at Dover, N. H., 1662, at Salisbury, Mass., 1666
RICHARD, carpenter, b. Eng., came to N. E., 1630, in Winthrops fleet;
was at Weymouth, Mass.; removed to Plymouth, Mass., 1633; was at Charlestown,
Mass., 1653; Hingham, Mass., 1657; Sandwich, Mass., 1664.
RICHARD, an original proprietor at Hartford, Conn., 1637;
removed to Hadley, Mass., 1660.
" SAINTS AND STRANGERS," By George F. Willison, Ballantine
Books, 1965: Appendix A: The Pilgrim Company
...IV. ANNE - of London (140 tons); William Peirce,
master; and LITLE JAMES (44 tons); John Bridges, master; arriving
July-August 1623, with "about 60 persons for ye generall, some of
them being very usefull persons,...and some were so bad as they were faine
to be at charge to send them home againe ye next year."...
...Warren, Mrs. Elizabeth (March) (c.1583-1673) - wife of
Richard Warren (See Mayflower...)
Married, London, c.1605; 7 children.
Married, c.1636, to Richard Church; 12 children...
[Ed. Note: Richard Church arrived in 1630 aboard the "Whale" as part
of Winthrop's fleet of 11 ships embarking from Yarmouth on the Ise of
Wight to Salem - See http://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/winthrop.htm ].