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REV. JOSEPH HULL 



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AND 



SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 



BY 



AMY ELEANOR E. HULL 



Including Pedigree of the ARNOLD, CARY, CORNELL, 
QU1NBY, WINTHROP, UNDERHILL, WOOD 

and Other Families. 



BALTIMORE: 

Press of STONEBRAKER BROS. CO. 

1904. 



INDEX. 



1164750 



PAGE. 

Allen 40 

Arnold 37 

Baker 22 

Ball 21 

Cary 27 

Chinn 21 

Cook 44 

Cornell 23-47 

Hannah Cornell of Scarsdale . 46-47 

Cromwell 42 

Edwards 18 

Feake 48 

Ferris 43 

. Ffones 25 

Hallock 41 

• . Harrison 18 





PAGE. 

Havens 44 

Hull 7 

Pearsall 34 

Powell 18 

Quinby 46 

Russell 35 

Spencer 27 

Sherman 21 

Thompson 16 

Tapscott 19 

Thome 33 

Underhill 30 

Westcott 45 

Winthrop 36 

Wood 20 



APPENDIX. 

Stanhope Fonrose Nixon to Col. James Wood. 
Ped. of James Wells-Hull, Pittsfield, X. H. 
Children of John Hull, of New York. 
Descendants of Penelope Hull. 
Descendants of Oliver Hull. 
Descendants of Edward Hull. 
Descendants of Robert Hull. 



PREFACE. 

I desire to state that in this brief sketch of one line of the descendants 
of REV. JOSEPH HULL and some of the families which married into 
this line, I have written nothing for which I cannot give a reference to 
history, books on Genealogy, or well authenticated family papers, mar- 
riage certificates, etc. I have not yet completed the lines of several of 
the families mentioned, but this I hope to do at some future day, and 
add to these which I now submit. 

Much that I have learned has been through the courtesy of Rev, 
John Cornell, Washington, D. C. ; Mr. James Wells Hull, of Pittsfield. 
Mass.; Mr. Clinton T. Hull, of San Francisco; Rufus King, Esq., of 
Yonkers, N. Y., and several others to whom I wish to extend my thanks. 

AMY ELEANOR E. HULL, 

1020 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 



"THE HULL COLONY." 
BOUND FOR NEW ENGLAND. 

WAYMOUTH ) 
ye 20th of \ 

March, 1635* J 

1 Joseph Hall of Somerset a Ministr aged 40 year 

2 Agnis Hall his Wife aged * . . . .25 yr 

3 Joane Hall his daught aged 15 Yeare 

4 Joseph Hall his sonne aged 13 Yeare 

5 Tristram his son aged n Yeare 

6 Elizabeth Hall his daughtr aged 7 Yeare 

7 Temperance his daughtr aged 9 Yeare 

u 

8 Grissell HALLf his daughtr aged 5 Yeare 

u 

9 Dorothy HALLf his daughtr aged 3 Yeare 

10 Judeth French his s'vamt aged 20 Yeare 

11 John Wood his s'vaunt aged 20 Yeare 

1 2 Robt Dabyn his s'vamt aged 28 Yeare 

13 Musachiell Bernard of batcombe Clothier in the 

County of Somersett 24 Yeare 

14 Mary Bernard his wife aged 28 yeare 

15 John Bernard his sonne aged 3 Yeare 

16 Nathaniell his sonne aged 1 Yeare 

17 Rich: Persons Salter & his s'vant: 30: yeare 

18 Francis Baber Chandler aged 36 yeare 

19 Jesope Joyner aged 22 Yeare 

20 Walter Jesop Weaver aged 21 Yeare 

in 

21 Timothy Tabor of Som'st of Batcombe taylor aged 

35 Yeare 

[Reprinted from John Camden Hotten's "Original Lists of Persons of Quality; 
Emigrants; Religious Exiles, &c, who went from Great Britain to the American 
Plantations, from 1600 to 1700."] 

*[Really 163 5-6 J f[So in the original] 



Portus 
Waymouth 



22 Jane Tabor his Wife aged 35 Yeare 

23 Jane Tabor his daughtr aged 10 Yeare 

24 Anne Tabor his daughtr; aged 8 yeare 

25 Sarah Tabor his daughtr aged 5 Yeare 

26 Willm Fever his s'vaunt aged 20 Yeare 

27 Jno: Whitmarck aged 39 yeare 

28 Alce Whitmarke his Wife aged 35 yeare 

29 Jmo* Whitmarke his sonne aged 1 1 yeare 

30 Jane his daughtr aged 7 Yeare 

31 Ouseph (or Onseph) Whitmarke his sonne aged 5 

yeare 

32 Rich: Whytemark his sonne aged 2 Yeare 
^t, Willm Read of Batcombe Taylor in 

34t Som'stt aged 2S Yeare 

35 Susan Read his Wife aged 29 Yeare 

36 Hanna Read his daughter aged 3 yeare 

37 LusanJ Read his daughtr aged 1 yeare 

38 Rich : Adams his s'vante 29 Yeare 

39 Mary his Wife aged 26 yeare 

40 Mary Cheame his daughtr aged 1 yeare 

41 Zachary Bickwell aged 45 Yeare 

42 Agnis Bickwell his Wife aged 27 yeare 

43 Jno Bickwell his sonne aged 11 year 

44 Jno Kitchin his servaunt 23 yeare 
46 George Allin aged 24 Yeare 

47 Katherin Allyn his Wife aged 

30 yeare 

48 George Allyn his sonne aged 16 yeare 

49 Willm Allyn his sonne aged 8 year 

50 Mathew Allyn his sonne aged 4 yeare 

51 Edward Poole his s'vaunt aged 26 yeare 

52 Henry Kingman aged 40 Yeares 

53 Joane his wife beinge aged 39 

54 Edward Kingman his son aged 16 year 

55 Joane his daughtr aged 11: yeeare 



*[Sic. But doubtless intended for John.] 

f[It will be noticed that No. 34 is placed against the name of a place instead 
of that of a person.] 

^[Probably intended for Susan.] "[There is no 43 ] 



56 Anne his daughtr aged. . . .9 Yeare 

57 Thomas Kingman his sonne aged 7 Yeare 

58 John Kinghman his sonne aged 2 yeare 

59 Jn Ford his servaunt aged 30 Yeare 

60 William Kinge aged 40* Yeare 

61 Dorothy his wife aged 34 yeare 

62 Mary Kinge his daught aged 12 year 

63 Katheryn his daughtr aged 10 Yeare 

64 Willm Kinge his sonne aged 8 year 

65 Hanna Kinge his daughtr: aged 6 year 
66| Somm'. (Somerset.) 

Thomas Holbrooke of Broudway aged 34: yeare 

67 Jane Holbrooke his wife aged 34 yeare 

68 John Holbrooke his sonne aged 11 yeare 

69 Thomas Holbrooke his sonne aged 10 yeare 

70 Anne Holbrooke his daughtr aged 5 yea(re) 

71 Elizabeth his daughtr aged 1 yeare 

72 Thomas Dible husbandm aged 22 yeare 

73 Francis Dible soror aged 24 Yeare 

74 Robert Lovell husbandman aged 40 year 

75 Elizabeth Lovell his Wife aged 35 yeare 

76 Zacheus Lovell his sonne 15 yeares 
78J Anne Lovell his daughtr: aged 16 yeare 

79 John Lovell his sonne aged 8 yeare 
Ellyn his daughtr aged 1 yeare 

80 James his sonne aged 1 yeare 

81 Joseph Chickin his servant 16 year 

82 Alice Kinham aged 22 yeare 

83 Angell Hollard aged. .21 yeare 

84 Katheryn his Wife 22 yeare 

85 George Land his servaunt 22 yeare 

86 Sarah Land his kinswoman 18 yeare 

87 Richaed Joanes of Dinder 

88 RoBt Martin of Badcombe husbandm 44 

*[Or 30. One figure is written over the other, and I cannot tell which is the 
later.] 

t[Thus in the original. This number should evidently come against the next 
line.] 

t[There is no No. 77; but it will be observed that two lines below there is a 
name without number.] "[Originally written Lang.] 



89 Humfrey Shepheard husbandm 32 

90 John Vpham husbandman 35 

9 1 Joane Martyn 44 

92 Elizabeth Vpham 32 

93 John Vpham Jun 07 

94 William Graue (Grave) 12 

95 Sarah Vpham 26 

96 Nathaniell Vpham 05 

97 Elizabeth Vpham 03 

Dorst Richard Wade of Simstuly 

98* Cop (Cooper) aged 60 

99 Elizabeth Wade his Wife 6f 

100 Dinah hisdaughtr '. 22 

101 Henry Lush 17 

102 Andrew Hallett his s'vaunt 28 

103 John hoble husbandm 13 

104 RoBt Huste husbandm 40 

105 John Woodcooke 2 

106 Rich Porter husband 3 



JOHN PORTER Deputy 
Cleark to EDW: 

THOROUGHGOOD 



The Hull family are recorded in the Heralds Distinctions of Devon- 
shire, but the original name, De La Hulle, in Shropshire, in the reign of 
Edward II, indicates that they went from the Continent to England, 
probably from Normandy. Shortly after the Pilgrims landed at Ply- 
mouth, five brothers came to Massachusetts from England: John, George, 
Richard, Joseph and Robert. 

Todd's History of Redding. 

A sixth brother, William, was Vicar of Colyton, in Devon, 1611; 
died without issue, 1627. 

From Pamphlet of Late Col. Robert Hull. 



>JThis number should be in the line above.] 



f[Sic. in original.! 



HULL. 

Arms — Ar., a chevron erm. between 3 lions or talbots, heads erased. 

Old Hull Seals. 
Bear, ar., on a chevron az. between 3 demi -lions passant gu. 
Seals of Edward Hull, of London. 

ROBERT HULL. 

Married, first, Hannah Anne Janney second, Susanna Rebecca 
Thompson, of Staunton, Va. 

son of 
John Hull and his second wife, Amy Cornell (first wife Mary Avery). 

son of 
Oliver Hull, and Penelope Ffones, his wife, 

son of 
II. John Hull and Damaris Cary, his wife, 

son of 
I. Capt. John Hull and Alice Teddeman his wife, dau. of Capt. 
Edmund Teddeman, of St. Magdalens, London, 

son of 

Capt. Tristram Hull and his wife Blanche 

son of 
Rev. Joseph Hull, who emigrated to America 1635. 
(Copy of a letter from the Dean of Oxford to Miss Caroline T. Hull.) 

Christ Church, Oxford, February 28, 1895. 
Dear Madam: It appears that Joseph Hull was matriculated as a 
member of St. Mary's Hall on May 22, 161 2, at the age of 17; that he 
became a B. A. on Nov. 14, i6i4,and that he was rector of Northleigh, 
Devon, in 1621. 

Faithfully Yours, 

FRANCIS PAGET. 
March 8, 1898. 

ARTHUR BURCH, 

Registrar and Bishop's Diocesan Registry, 

Secretary. Palace Gate, Exeter. 

1 Dear Madame: 

The Bishop of Exeter has asked me to acknowledge the receipt of 
your letter of the 24 February and to reply to it. The Rev. Joseph Hull, 
B. A., about whom you are inquiring, appears to have been instituted on 



the 4th of April, 1621, to the Rectory of Northleigh on the presentation 
of Thomas Hull, of Crewkerne, in the county of Somerset, Yeoman. 
He appears to have held the living until the year 1632, when he resigned 
it, as his successor, John Ford, was instituted 1632 to the Rectory ot 
Northleigh, vacant by the resignation of Joseph Hull. 

ARTHUR BURCH. 

Copy of letter to Miss Hull. 

Joseph Hull was born in 1595 and became a B. A. at Oxford when 
only 19 years old. In 1621 he was instituted Rector of Northleigh, 
which is described by Mr. Hull, of Pittsfield, Mass., as a small church, 
probably as early as the 14th century, with finely carved pew-ends, the 
same as used in 1 621-31. A most complete history of this eminent 
clergyman's life in America has been given by the late Col. Rob't H. Hull, 
of New York, and printed by permission for Mr. Hull, of Pittsfield To 
this I am indebted for much of the following sketch, or, rather, for con- 
firmation of data I had already gathered. 

Why Mr. Hull resigned his living and came to America is not known. 
Some have thought that the Calvinistic tendency of those times was 
responsible for pointing out to him a country where rules and regulations 
were not so strictly followed, and where one was free to think as one 
chose. But his entire after life and conduct proved this to be an error, 
through his devotion to the strictest tenets of the Church of England. 
At any rate, he voluntarily resigned his living in 1632, and three years' 
after, with his second wife, seven children and three servants, and a 
company of persons he had collected, chiefly in Devon and Somersetshire, 
he set sail for the New World. 

This company of adventurers, numbering 106 people, is known in 
New England history as Hull's Colony.* 

They arrived in Boston Harbor the early part of May, and went at 
once to the oldest town on the Harbor, Wassaguscus, which they after- 
wards called Weymouth, doubtless for that port from which they had 
watched the receding shores of England, many of them for the last time. 
They have been known for many years as the first settlers of that town, 
but modern research has shown that this belief originated in the fact 
that the little settlement was only incorporated after their arrival, and 
that there were already emigrants before them, who doubtless gladly 
welcomed this inroad of travelers from the old world, and listened with 
pleasure to their news of friends across the sea. 

*Ne\v England Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. 4, p. 326. 



Three, perhaps more, ministers had already served at Wassaguscus, 
but Rev. Mr. Hull was the first legally authorized to preach in the new 
incorporated town of Weymouth. I have not space to tell of the re- 
ligious contentions, and the political strife, going hand-in-hand, always 
in those unsettled times, which made our clergyman's bed by no means 
one of roses in this small New England settlement, for I must hasten on 
to those that come after him. Suffice it to say that he left, rather, was 
driven away from Weymouth, in the course of a year and took his family 
to Hingham, the adjoining town, which he represented in '38 and '39. 
He also served on many important committees, and was one of the 
local magistrates in '38. Nor did his work stop here, for in '39 he founded 
Barnstable; was afterward minister at the Isle of Shoals; York; Oyster 
Bay, and again at the Isle of Shoals, where, in the 71st year of his age 
he laid his whitened head down to sleep for the last time, and woke, we 
must believe, if a long life of well-doing counts for aught, in that fair 
country, old yet ever new, where the "wicked cease from troubling and 
the weary are at rest." 

Joseph Hull's second son Tristram, was a Sea-Captain, a profession 
in the early colonial days by no means holding the same social status 
that it it does in these. 

None of our ancestors came over for amusement. They all had to 
work, and many gentlemen's sons preferred a venturesome life at sea 
and to be in touch with the old world than one which bound them con- 
tinuously at home. 

Thus one constantly finds in the earlier records of our new country 
a Sea-Captain bearing a name already historic in the old. It was only 
natural for Tristram Hull living on the sea-coast and being of a daring 
nature to choose this career. He was also greatly respected in the town , 
for he was chosen Selectman, a position in those days of much importance, 
says Munroe, in his history of Bristol, and served on numerous committees 
being empowered to buy land for the improvement of the town, from 
the Indians etc., etc. 

Captain Hull was a "chip of the old block," and cared for neither 
King nor Kaiser when either interfered with that which he wanted to do. 
Col. Hull in his pamphlet gives an interesting account of the manner 
in which Tristram relieved the necessities of an old church-member who 
had been fined and banished for "raising his voice" against Quaker perse- 
cution, and picking him up bodily, carried him off in his ship as far as 
Sandwich, on the Cape, in direct violation of the law and contempt of the 
magistrates. 

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When Capt. Hull died he left, besides two fine ships, land, etc., 
what was considered a large fortune for those days, say the records, 
L. 1150, S. 5., P. 2. 

Tristram's son John brought an English wife home and lived at 
Jamestown, R. I., where he followed his fathers profession and held var- 
ious public offices. He was Assessor, Town Clerk for seven years, in the 
Town Council, and Deputy in 1698-1703-6-7-9. He was also on the 
important committee to hire out ferries belonging to the Colonies — The 
famous Admiral, Sir Charles Wager, was his apprentice when a boy, and 
a sincere friendship was formed between them which lasted always. 

The marriage certificate of John Hull and Alice Teddeman, is in the 
possession of the family, and is a most interesting document, bearing the 
names of a great number of those who witnessed the ceremony. 

Capt. Hull's son John lived at Canonicut, married into the Cary 
family, and held various positions of trust, among others that of Repre- 
sentative in 1757. 

His son Oliver married Penelope Ffones, whose great-grandfather 
had been one of the most important men of the Colony and with her he 
moved to New York a few years before the Revolution. 

Though Friends, both took an active, if quiet, part in those stirring 
times, and Mrs. Hull is one of the four women honored by being on record 
at New York as having been kind to the prisoners during the Revolution. 

The late Oliver Hull, in his pamphlet of the Hull family, gives a 
very interesting account of the efforts the Quakers made to mitigate the 
suffering of the American prisoners during the time the British had pos- 
session of New York. 

"Among the most active of these was Oliver Hull, Robert Murray and 
his son John. The Long Island Quakers furnished the beef, vegetables, 
etc., and in the garden of Oliver Hull's house, corner of Beekman and 
Williams Streets, these were put into a huge cauldron and under Mrs. 
Hull's directions speedily converted into soup, and was soon brought 
to the famishing prisoners. One day Mrs. Hull, with her daughter, 
Penelope, was passing the old Sugar House in Liberty Street when a 
prisoner called out from a grated window — "I hope you won't be dis- 
couraged ,dear ladies ; the rebels are not discouraged ; they'll never give up . " 

When the British took possession of the town, several people were 
billeted at Oliver Hull's house, one a young officer, Count Saint Leger, of 
whom they became exceedingly fond, and who presented Mr. Hull at 
parting a tall staff made of some curious wood and mounted in gold, as a 
Souvenir of his gratitude and friendship. There were others however, 

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not so agreeable, noticeably a certain officer's wife, who, as soon as her 
husband had gone used to quarrel with her daughter, going so far as to 
actually chase her down the stairs with a broomstick, to the no small 
terror of Mrs. Hull's children. 

The daughter thus summarily dealt with was very much in love 
with a young Hessian, called the "Hessian beau." I repeat these quaint 
old tales of an almost forgotten past, to bring vividly before us the peace- 
ful home of these gentle Quakers, who refused to fight from principle yet 
were the first to respond when mercy called and who though backed by 
centuries of good blood, beloved and respected by all about them, yet 
shrank from the irate temper of an English officer's wife, who could 
chase her daughter down the stairs at the point of a broomstick. 

John Hull, son of Oliver, was born at Cancnicut. Aug. n, 1762. 
Came to New York with his father, and in 1781 married Man,- Avery. 
She died in 1802 in Duchess County, where they had moved in 1800. 
On Nov. 23, 1S03, he married Amy Cornell, by whom he had seven 
children. 



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THOMPSON. 
SUSANNA REBECCA THOMPSON 

wife of 
ROBERT HULL, 

was dau of 
Judge Lucas Powell Thompson and his wife Susanna Caroline Tap- 

scott 

son of 

John Thompson and his wife, Rebecca Edwards Powell, who was 
the daughter of Lucas Powell, of Amherst County. Va , lineal descendants 
of those Powells whose first representative, Nathaniel, came to America 
with John Smith* 

Children of Judge Lucas Powell Thompson 

I Margaret Augusta married Paul Jones Carr ington and had, i Lucas 
Thompson, 2 Susan Cary, 3 John Marion, 4 Paul Julian, 5 Caroline Tap- 
scott, 6 Eleanor, 7 Mary Carter, S Alice Lee 
II Lucas Powell 

III Susanna Rebecca, married Robert Hull. refer to appendix 

IV John Baker, married Alice Powers 

V. Caroline Brown, married Charles Carroll 0: Doughoregah Manor, 
Md. 
VI Eleanor Stewart, married R. Harper, G. Carroll. 
VII. Alice Louisa. 
VIII. Mary Carter, married Gov. John Lee Carroll, of Md., and had 
Philip Acosta. 

THOMPSON. 

John Thompson was born in County Antrim. Kingdom of Ireland, 

December, 1755. He came to America in 1774 —hen only 18. Joined 

the Revolutionary Army from the State of Pennsylvania, serving in 

Capt. Watson's Company, and fought in the cattle of Long Island. 

*Mrs. Sarah Bowman Van Ness, widow of Joseph Van Xess, Esq., of E. Lex- 
ington, Mass. Founder and Regent of the Lexington Chapter of the Daughters 
of the Revolution, is a lineal descendant of Thompson Powell, brother of Lucas 
Powell. Mrs. Van Ness has had recently sent her a w=:er color of Castle Mador, 
the original home of the Powell family in Bracosshire. Wales, by Hugh Powell, 
Esq., now living there. She is also a lineal descendant of the first John Gittings 
that came to Maryland, with Philip Calvert, Lord Bah:— ore. who was his intimate 
friend; of Francis Bowman the First Royal Magistral in Massachusetts, and of 
Gov! Winthrop, First Governor of that State. As a possible help to some Mary- 
landers I give Mrs. Van Ness Gittings line, John Bowman. M. Eliza Powell Gittings, 
of Maryland, daughter of George, and Sarah (Powell Gittings, son of Basil, son 
of Aesel or Ansel, son of Thomas, son of Philip, who was r°.med for Lord Baltimore, 
son of John. 

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After the struggle between the mother country was over, he settled in 
Nelson County, Va., where he died in 1828 at his residence, "Farmers' 
Joy." He was buried in the family graveyard on the place which is sur- 
rounded on three sides with the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, which 
change their shades with every shadow and stand in everlasting guard 
over the old hero, who left his country when a mere lad, and fought gal- 
lantly to gain freedom for the country he had adopted as his home. 



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EDWARDS. 

Arms. Per fess sa and arg a lion rampant countercharged. Crest. 
Within a wreath a lion rampant as in the arms. 

ELIZABETH EDWARDS. 

married 
LUCAS POWELL, 1754-5. 

dau. of 

John Edwards, 

son of 

II William Edwards and Ann Harrison, daughter of Col. Benja- 
min Harrison, ancestor of Benjamin Harrison, who signed the Declara- 
tion of Independence, father and great-grandfather, respectively, of 
Gen. William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison, Ex-Presidents of 
the United States, 

son of 
. I. William Edwards. 

"The family descended from the ancient Welsh Kings of Powysland. 
The first to assume the name of Edwards was Robert son of Edward 
ap Thomas ap Llewellyn, lineally descended from Einon Efell, Lord 
of Cynllaeth. He married Ann daughter and heir of Robert Ryffin, and 
was succeeded by his son John who purchased Ness Strange, Salop. 
The branch of the family that emigrated to Virginia early in the 17th 
Century came from near Cardiff, Wales where the ruins of an old castle 
known as Edwards Hall are still to be seen. It is said this was built in 
the time of William the Conquerer by Sir Godefoi de Pomeroi, and 
came into the possession of Edwards family by intermarriage." Ness 
Strange is still in possession of the Edwards family. 

In 1696, William Edwards with Benjamin Harrison, William Byrd, 
Fitzhugh, Miles Cary, and others, signed a letter of thanks for the King's 
delivery from "Papists and other wicked and traiterous persons." 

Among other offices I William Edwards held that of Burgess for 
Surry in 1652-3-8-9. His son William was Justice in 1714. 



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TAPSCOTT.* 

Susanna Caroline Tapscott married Lucas Powell Thompson, 1823. 

dau of 
James Tapscott and his wife, Susanna Howard Baker, widow of Dr. 
John Wood 

son of 
Henry Tapscott of Lancaster Co., Va., and his wife, Mary Sherman. 
He was on the committee of safety for Lancaster, 1775. 

son of 
Edward Tapscott, of Northumberland County. 

The Tapscotts came to America with John and Laurence Washing- 
ton and settled in the Northern Neck of Virginia. 



*John Sherman Tapscott, Esq.. of Baltimore, is a lineal descendant of Henry 
of Lancaster, his line being: John Sherman, son of David Henry; son of John; 
son of Henry. His mother was Emily Douglas Ellis, fourth in descent from Cap- 
tain Charles Ellis, of Virginia, who was in active service on the frontier from 1755 
to 1756. Mr. Tapscott married Miss Rosa Ridgely, of Maryland, seventh in descent 
from Col. Henry Ridgely; Major General John Hammond, Captain John Worth- 
ington, and Robert Ridgely, Deputy Secretary of Maryland. 

Mr. Wm. Chilton, of Lancaster Co., is also a lineal descendant of Henry Tap- 
scott through his daughter, Ann Rogers. 



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WOOD, 

SUSANNA HOWARD BAKER, 

married 

First JOHN WOOD, 

Second JAMES TAPSCOTT, 

dau of 

John Baker and Judith Wood, his wife, 
dau of 

Peter Wood and Johanna or Susanna Howard, his wife, 

son of 

James Wood and Rachel, his wife. 

Susanna, wife of Peter Wood, was the daughter of Sir William and 
Lady Judith Howard, of Howard Hall, England, of the noble house of 
Norfolk. 

James and Rachel Wood came to Maryland prior to 1689 and set- 
tled in Charles Co., Md. The names, births, etc., of their children are 
registered in Leonardtown, Md., and as they had ten sons, it is not sur- 
prising that the family married into many, if not all eventally, of the 
good old Maryland families. They held various and sundry positions of 
trust in the several counties that joined Charles, and the old records give 
their name as the owners of many thousand acres of land. 



BALL. 

MARY SHERMAN, 

married 
HENRY TAPSCOTT, 1758*. 

dau of 
Martin Sherman and Ann Chinn, his wife 

son of 
Rawleigh Chinn and Esther Ball, his wife, 

dau of 
Col. Joseph Ball and Elizabeth Rogers, cr Romney, his wife, 

son of 
Col. Wm. Ball, of Lancaster County, Va.. great-grandfather of Wash- 
ington. 

BALL. 

Arms: 

Argent, a lion passant sable on a chief of the second, mullets of the 
first. Crest — Out of the clouds proper, a demi lion rampant sable, 
powdered with estoiles argent, holding a glc be or. Motto — Coelumque 
tueri. 

The mysterious chances of life, ordained Col. Wm. Ball to be the 
great-grandfather of the greatest citizen that America has ever pro- 
duced, George Washington. Thus, as ever.- relation I might almost say 
every hour in the life of this remarkable man. has been discussed by the 
best chroniclers of the age, the Balls are too well known to need a word 
from me. 

Col. William Ball, it is said was an adherent of the house of Stuart 
and for that reason was forced to leave England. In the Downman Mss. 
will be found his ancestry back for seven generations to William Ball, 
Lord of the Manor of Barkham in Berkshire in the early part of the 15th 
Century. His arms as given by Hayden would show a Northampton 
origin, probably a branch of the same family. 



BAKER. 

Arms: 

Argent, a saltive, sable charged with five escallops, erminios on a 
chief azure, a lion passant of the third. Crest. — A demi-lion rampant 
per fesse indented erminios and poean holding in paws an escallop argent, 
charged with an ermine spot. 



CORNELL. 

The family of Cornell traces through the Barons of Burford to 
Richard de Cornewall, son of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, second son of 
King John, younger brother of Richard Coeuer de Lion 

Arms — five castles in cross Sa. 

(ist Mary Avery) ; 
John Hull — married second, Amy Cornell, 1803, 

dau of 
Quinby Cornell, and Hannah Underhill, his wife, 

son of 
William Cornell and Mary Quinby, his wife, 

son of 
II Joshua Cornell and Charity Haight, his wife, 

son of 
I Joshua Cornell and Sarah Thome, his wife, 

son of 
Hon. John Cornell and Mary Russell, his wife, 

son of 
Hon. Thomas Cornell and Rebecca Briggs, his wife, of Portsmouth, 
R. I., sister of Hon John Briggs. 

CORNELL. 

Name written variously: Cornel, Cornwall, Coornell, etc. I would 
refer my readers to Cornell Genealogy, by Rev John Cornell, for an ac- 
count of the first emigrant, Thomas, and his descendants, who, for num- 
ber are not unlike the sands of the cea. Also, Austin's R. I. Genealogy. 
*Thomas Cornell arrived in Boston with his wife and family in 1638. 
In '41 he removed to Portsmouth, R. I. and from there, in '43, to Throgg's 
Neck, N. Y., where, after a brief period, as Gov. Winthrop records, "the 
Indians set upon the English that dwelt under the Dutch and killed 
such of Mr. Throckmorton's and Mr. Cornhill's families as were at 
home." "These people," he adds, "have cast off ordinances and churches 
and for larger accommodations had subjected themselves to the Dutch 
and dwelt scattering near a mile apart " 

*Mr. John D. Wing, of New York City and Dutchess Co., where his home is 
one of the most beautiful in the State, is a lineal descendant of I Thomas Cornell, 
through Jacob and Mary (Carpenter) Cornell. He married Adelaide W. Hinman, 
and has three children; J. Morgan who married Josephine Ireland, S. Stuart who 
married Bertha L. Hurlbut, and Marion who married Dr. Austin Flint, Jr. 

Mrs. Cadwaldar Evans, of New York, one of the most active leaders of the 
Colonial Dames of America in that city is a lineal descendant of I Thomas Cornell. 

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Among those who escaped was Cornell, who with the remainder of 
his household went back to Portsmouth, where, in '46, he was granted 
about 200 acres of land. The same year he received a grant of land in 
"Westchester County, N. Y.,* known to this day as Cornell's Neck. He 
died in 1673, having been closely associated with Roger Williams in his 
colonization of Rhode Island, and having held many positions of trust, 
among others that of Commissioner, 1643. The place at Portsmouth 
is still owned by the family, being at present the summer home of Rev. 
and Mrs. John Cornell. The old house was burnt in 1889, but a hand- 
some one, in Colonial style, stands in its place, from the windows of which 
can be clearly seen the old burying ground of the family, where rests 
all that is left of Thomas Cornell, the first of his name in this country. 



*Thomas was the second grantee receiving $ Dutch mile. Refer to "Bolton's 
Westchester" for interesting account of grant. Cornells Neck is now within the 
limits of Greater New York. 

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FONES, OR FFONES. 

Arms: 

Azure — two eagles displayed in chief and a mullet in base argent. 

Oliver Hull married Penelope Ffones, May, 1751. 

dau of 
Joseph Ffones, of Conanicut and Penelope, his wife, 

son of 
Jeremiah Ffones, and Elizabeth, his wife 

son of 
Captain and Hon. John Ffones, of Westerly, and Margaret, his wife 

son of 
Thomas Fones, of London, and Anna Winthrop, his wife, sister of 
John Winthrop, First Governor of Massachusetts. 

son of 
Thomas Fones, 

son of 
III John Fones, 

son of 
II John Fones, and his wife, who was the daughter of Lewell of 
Lewell. 

son of 
I John Fones and his wife, daughter of Bradley of Bedham, 

son of 
William Fowns, alias Fones, of Saxbie, and his wife, daughter of 
Telham, of Telham, 

son of 
George Fowns and his wife, daughter of Malbanck, of Malpas, 

son of 
William Fowns, of Saxby, Esq , and his wife, daughter of Robert 
Hyelton, Knight, who must have lived about 1400. 

The Fones pedigree is one of the oldest manuscript pedigrees ex- 
tant found among old Winthrop papers— New England History and 
Genealogical Register. 

Captain John Fones held many important offices in the Colony. 
With title of Captain he was member of Court Marshal at Newport for 
the trial of Indians charged with taking part in King Philip's design, 
1676. In 1679-80-81 he was Deputy and later was respectively Justice, 
Clerk of the Court of Commissioners, Permanent Clerk of the Court of 
Records, and in '98 Assistant and Deputy the same year. 

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Joseph Fones, his grandson served 7 days as Ensign, responding to 
an alarm call when a very old man, July 30, 1778. 

"Colony of R. I. Jamestown S. S. t This is to certify that Oliver 

Hull (son of John Hull, of Jamestown, in County of Newport 

and colony aforesaid, and Damaris his wife, and Penelope Fones, Daugh- 
ter of Joseph Fones, of said Jamestown, , and Penelope- 

his wife, deceased, after Publication were joined to, 

gether in marriage, day of May, Anno Domini 1751 

The blanks are where register is faded past reading. 
Copy of Marriage Certificate. 



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CARY. 

Arms: Arg. on a bend sa. 3 roses of the 1st. Crest, a Swan ppr. 
Motto: Virtute excerptae — 

Damaris Cary married John Hull, 1726, April 3, 

dau. of 
III. John Cary of Bristol and Damaris Arnold, his wife, 
son of 
II. John Cary and Abigail Allen, his wife, 

son of 
I. John of Duxbury, Bridgewater and Braitree, and his wife, Eliza- 
beth Godfrey, dau. of Francis Godfrey. 

Lineal descendant of Sir Thomas Cary, of Chilton Folliott, Wilts, 
Esq., and his wife Margaret Spencer, 

son of 
Sir Wm. Cary of Cockington, Devon, Knight, who fell at Tewkesbury, 

son of 
Sir Philip Cary, Knt., of Cockington, Devon, 

son of 
Sir Robert Cary, Knt., 

son of 
Adame de Karry, Lord of Castle Karry, Somerset Co., 1196, married 
Amy, dau. of Sir Wm. Trent, Kt., 

SPENCER. 

Margaret Spencer, who married Sir Thomas Cary, of Chilton Folliott, 
who was cousin to Queen Elizabeth, was the 

dau. of 
Sir Robert Spencer, of Spencercombe, Devon, Knt., and his wife, 
Eleanor Beaufort, widow of the Earl of Ormond. 

dau. of 
Edmund Beaufort, Earl of Mortain in Normandy, Earl of Dorset, 
several times Regent of France, and Gov. of Normandy, and his wife, 
Eleanor, dau. of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. 

son of 
Sir John Beaumon, Cre. Earl of Somerset, and his wife Margaret, 
dau. of the Earl of Kent., 

son of 
John of Gaunt, Cre. Duke of Lancaster, 1362, 
son of 
Edward III. 

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CARY. 

The ancient family of Cary derives its name from the manor of Cary, 
or Karri, in the Parish of St. Giles, in the Heath, near Launceston, 1198. 
— Burke. 

For history of John Cary's line to 1198, see Cary Memorials. 

The intermediate descents of Cary from Adam (de Karry) are given 
in the visitations of Devon, 1620. 



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STORY OF THE KNIGHT OF ARAGON. 
Burke Heraldry. 

"In the beginning of the reign of Henry V, a certain Knight-errant of 
Aragon, having passed through many divers countries and performed 
many feats of arms, to his commendation, arrived here in England, 
where he challenged any man of his rank and quality to make trial of his 
valor and skill in arms. This challenge Sir Robert Cary accepted, be- 
tween whom a cruel encounter and a long and doubtful combat was 
waged in Smithfield, London. But at length this noble champion van- 
quished the presumptuous Aragonois, for which King Henry V restored 
unto him a good part of his father's land, which for his loyalty to King 
Richard II he had been deprived by Henry IV, and authorized him to 
bear the arms of the Knight of Aragon, which the noble posterity con- 
tinued to wear unto this day ; for according to the laws of Heraldry who- 
ever fairly in the field conquers his adversary may justify the wearing of 
his arms." 

ist John Cary, Founder of Duxbury and Bridgewater, came to Ply- 
mouth 1630 and settled at Duxbury. He taught the first Latin school 
in the Colony and was first town clerk at Bridgewater, 1651 to his death 
in '81. He was Selectman in 1667 and 8 and 1679. 

Hon. John Cary, son of John of Bridgewater, moved to Bristol, and 
was one of the important men of that town. He was one of the two first 
Deacons of the first church there, and is also called Sargeant in many 
records, proving that the Deacon of Sunday was not too pious to practise 
his warlike talents during the week, to be ready at the call of arms, to 
take his share in the strife. He was one of the Raters of the town; First 
recording officer of the county and clerk of the peace, succeeding one of 
the four original owners of Bristol in this office. He was Selectman, 
sometimes Magistrate; appointed to solemnize marriages; on innumera- 
ble committees, and in 1694 sent as Representative to general court after 
Plymouth Colony had joined Massachusetts. 

His son, John, married Gov. Benedict Arnold's grand-daughter, and 
their dau. Damaris, II John Hull. 



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UNDERHILL. 

Arms — Ar. on a chev, sa. betw three trefoils slipped, vert, as many 
bazants. 

Crest — on a mount vert, a hind, lodged or. 
Amy Cornell, wife of John Hull, was 

dau. of 
Quinby Cornell and Hannah Underhill, his wife, married March 17, 
1768. 

dau. of 
Jacob Underhill and Amy Hallock, 
son of 
Abraham Underhill, of White Plains, and Hannah Cromwell, his 
wife, of Westchester, N. Y. 

son of 
Nathaniel Underhill and Mary Ferris, his wife, 

son of 
Captain John Underhill and his wife, Elizabeth, 

dau. of 
Lieut. Robert Feake. 

"In 14 1 6 John Underhill and Agnes his wife were seared at Uning- 
ham, Warwickshire. In 1587 Sir Hercules Underhill, Knight, was High 
Sheriff of Warwickshire." 

"The celebrated Mr. Edward Underhill, one of Queen Mary's gentle- 
men pentioners, was of this family*. John Underhill came of a Warwick- 
shire family, probably of the Kenilworth branch, and may perhaps be 
identified with John, son of Thomas Underhill, of Barton-cn-the-Heath, 
a brother of Sir Edward Underhill. 

CAPTAIN JOHN UNDERHILL. 

One of the most romantic characters that adorn the pages of the 
New World's history is Captain John Underhill, called by historians 
Lord John Underhill. The following account is taken by Bolton from 
a little book by John Underhill, called the "Algerine Captain," and 
abridged as much as possible by me: 

"John Underhill had early imbibed a love of liberty, civil and re- 
ligious, by his service as a soldier among the Dutch in their glorious and 
successful struggle for freedom with Philip the second of Spain, when, 
though quite a youth, he held a commission in the Earl of Leicester's 
own troop of guards who was sent to the assistance of that brave people, 

*See Whittier's poem, "John Underhill." 

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by the renowned Queen Elizabeth of England. It is weU known this 
crafty queen never efficaciously assisted the Netherlands, until they 
were in such desperate circumstances as to offer the sovereignty of their 
country to her General, the Earl of Leicester. Captain Underhill carried 
the dispatches to England and delivered them at the office of Lord Bur- 
leigh. That same evening the Queen sent for him and with apparent 
perturbation inquired if he had any private dispatches for her from 
Leicester. He replied that he had delivered all his letters to the Secre- 
tary of State. She appeared much disappointed, and after musing for 
some time said: 'So Leicester wants to be a king? Tell him from me 
he must learn to obey before he is fit to govern. Tell him,' added the 
queen, softening her voice, 'that obedience may make him a king indeed.' 
"Upon the decease of Leicester, Underhill attached himself to the 
fortunes of the Earl of Essex, whom he accompanied in his successful 
attack upon Cadiz, and shared his ill-fortune in his expedition against 
Tyronne, the rebel chief of the revolted clans of Ireland. He returned 
with Essex, and by his attachment to that imprudent nobleman, he was 
eventually obliged to seek safety in Holland, where he remained until 
1630. He then applied for pardon for an offence (sallying into the streets 
of London in the petty insurrection, which cost Essex his head), which 
in these days would be considered a simple riot or rout. But King 
James, then reigning, affected a great veneration for the right of kings 
and for the memory of his predecessor, and no interest of his friends 
could procure his pardon. How he joined Winthrop does not appear, 
but he came to America with him, and soon after we find him disciplining 
the militia at Boston, which town held him at first in such esteem that 
he was chosen to represent it at the first Court to which Deputies came. 
His ideas, however, of religious toleration, being more liberal than those 
around- him, he soon lost his popularity, and on November 20, 1637, he 
was disfranchised and banished the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. 
Some writers say his offence lay in the remark that 'the government 
at Boston was as zealous as the Scribes and Pharisees, or as Paul before 
his conversion.' He then went to New Hampshire, where, at Dover, 
1638, he was chosen Governor. Again, however, his too liberal religious 
beliefs, not to speak of the machinations of his enemies at Boston, which 
followed him relentlessly, worked against him, and once more he was 
forced to fly, this time to Albany, then in possession of the Dutch. 
These people were much pleased with their Captain, Hans Van Vander- 
hill, as they called him, and gave him a command of 120 men. It is 
said he killed 150 Indians on Long Island and upwards of 300 on the 

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main. In 1643 he was delegate from Stamford, Conn., where he then 
lived, to the General Court at New Haven, and appointed assistant 
Justice. He afterwards settled at Oyster Bay, and in 1665 was delegate 
from that town and made by Gov. Nicoll, Lord High Sheriff of North 
Riding, on Long Island. In 1667 the Matinecock Indians conveyed a 
large tract of land to him, part of which, Killingworth (originally Kenil- 
worth, from the place of the same name in Warwickshire, England) 
remained in his family for nearly 200 years." 

His services in the Pequot war, when he was Captain of all the New 
England troops, is inestimable to the American people, for he so van- 
quished the Indians as to make it possible for the white settlers to live 
here. Savage who is by no means prone to compliment, gives him the 
glorious title of "Our Victor Captain." He died at Killingworth at an 
advanced age, his will bearing date of September 18, 1671. 

Nathaniel Underhill, his son, was one of the trustees of the town of 
Westchester, 1720. 



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THORNE. 

Arms — Argent, a fess gules between three lions rampant sable. 
Crest, a lion, rampant sable. 
Motto — Principes Obsta. 

SARAH THORNE 

married 
JOSHUA CORNELL, 

dau. of 
John Thorne and Mary Pearsall, his wife, 

son of 
William Thorne and Sarah, his wife. 

William Thorne was one of the first settlers of Long Island and 
with seventeen others became a patentee of Flushing, in 1645, granted 
by the Dutch Governor, Kieft. He was also granted a plantation lot in 
Gravesend, of which that interesting Englishwoman, Lady Moody, and 
three others, had received a general patent, and about ten years later 
he became one of the proprietors of Jamaica. In 1657 he and 31 others 
signed a remonstrance to Gov. Stuyvesant against severe treatment of 
the Quakers. It is surmised he came from Dedham, Essex County, 
England. For detailed account of Thorne family, refer to New York 
Genealogical and Biographical records. 



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PEARSALL. 

Mary Pearsall, wife of John Thorne, 1664, was daughter of Nicholas 
Pearsall and his wife, Sarah. His will, 1689, is recorded at Jamaica, L. I., 
in which the name is spelled "Parcell of Flushing." In some records the 
name of his wife is given as Mary Van Dam. 

He was one of the patentees of Flushing, L. I. 



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1164750 



RUSSELL. 



Mary, who married Hon. John Cornell, was the daughter of Hon. 
John Russell, of Dartmouth, Mass., who was deputy in 1646-8; repre- 
sented Dartmouth in 1665, and again deputy in 1680-82-83. He was in 
the earliest list of Freemen, 1644 ; in '45 was sent out to fi § ht the Indians > 
and in '77 was one of the important committee for distributing charity 
coming from Ireland. His wife was Dorothy, widow of Rev. Henry 
Smith, and his father was Ralph Russell, of Pontipool, England. 

Ralph was one of the first settlers of Dartmouth, and the ancestor 
of the family of Russells of New Bedford, which received its name from 
one of his descendants in the 4th generation. He died in 1676. 



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WINTHROP. 

Arms — Vizer d'argent three chevrons Gules Crenelle, over all a Lion 
rampant, Sables, armed and langued, azure. Crest : a Hare proper, run- 
ning on a mount vert sett upon a helmet in a wreathe of his coullers with 
mantels and tassels as appeareth in this Margent. 
Motto — Spes vincit thronum. 
*Anna Winthrop married Thomas Fones, of London, in 1604. 

dau. of 
III. Adam Winthrop, of Groton, and his 2nd wife, Anna, daughter of 
Henry Brown. (His 1st wife was Alice, daughter of William Still, Esq., 
of Grantham Co., Lincolnshire, sister of the Bishop of Bath and Wells.) 

son of 
II. Adam Winthrop and his 2nd wife Agnes, daughter of Robert 
Sharp, of Islington, 

son of 
I. Adam, who married Joane Burton, or Burwell. 
Cape Ann was named for Anna(Winthrop) Fones, and Cape Judith, 
terror of all poor sailors, for Judith Hull, daughter of John of the Mint. 
♦Anna was sister of John "Winthrop, first Governor of Massachusetts. 



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ARNOLD. 

Arms: Gules, a chevron ermine between 3 pheons ar. Crest: a 

lion rampant, gules, holding in his paws a lozenge or. Motto — Mihi 
Gloria, Cessum. 

ARNOLD. 

Damaris married III John Gary, March 3 1700, 

dau. of 
Oliver Arnold and his wife Phcebe Cook, 

dau. of 
Gov. Benedict Arnold and Damaris Westcott, his wife, 

son of 
William Arnold and his wife Christian, daughter of Thomas Peak, of 
London, 

son of 
Thomas Arnold, of Cheselbourne, and his wife Alice, daughter of 
John Gully, of Northover, 

son of 
Richard Arnold, of Bagbere Manor. 

son of 
Richard Arnold, Lord of Bagbere, and his wife Emmott, daughter 
and heiress of Pierce Young of Damerham, Wiltshire, 

son of 
Thomas Arnold, Esq., of Llanthomy, and his wife Agnes, daughter 
of Sir Richard Warnstead, Kt, 

son of 
Roger Arnold, of Llanthomy, Esq., first of family to adopt sur- 
name, and Joan, daughter of Sir Thomas Yamage, Kt. Lord of Coyty. 

son of 
Arnold, ap Arnolat Vychan, Esq., and Sybil, daughter of Madoe, 
ap Guion ap Thomas, 

son of 
Arnolt, ap Gwillim ap Meiric and his wife, Janet, daughter of Philip 
Fleming, Esq., 

son of 
Gwillim ap Mieric, Esq., and his wife, Jane, daughter and coheir of 
Ivor, ap Syssylht, Lord of Lyhs Taly-bout, 

son of 
Mieric, ap Arthur and his wife, Annest, daughter of Cradock, ap 
Ernon ap Golhroyn, 

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son of 

Arthur, ap Systyl, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sein, ap Moriedhic 
War Wyn, Lord of Cantrsblyn, 

son of 

Systyl, ap Dyenwall, Lord of Upper Gwent and his wife, Annest, 
daughter and heiress of Sir Peter Russell, Kt., Kentchurch, in the County 
of Hereford, 

son of 

Dyenwall, ap Carador, Lord of Gwent and his wife, Jane, daughter 
of Hamlet ap Sir Druce, Duke of Balladon in France. Her brothers 
Hamlet, rebuilt Abergavedny Castle. 

son of 

Carador ap Yenir Vichan, Lord of Gwent and his wife Nesta, daugh- 
ter and heiress of Sir Ryderich le Gros, Kt., 

son of 

Yenir Vichan, King of Gwent, and his wife Gladice, daughter of 
Rhys Yock, ap Maenerch, Lord of Ystradyn in Brecknockshire, 

son of 

Meiric, King of Gwentland, and Eleanor, daughter of Ednived, 
ap Jerworth, of the house of Trevor, 

son of 

Yenir, King of Gwentland, and Nesta, his wife, daughter of Jestin 
ap Gurgan, King of Glamogan. 

Refer to New England History and genealogical register — Vol. 33, 
P- 432- 

"She was a Welsh woman of the pure blood, therefore delicately 
mannered." —Geo. Meredith. 

One of the most remarkable pedigrees on record is that of William 
Arnold, which traces his line back some eighteen generations to one of 
the Kings of Wales. "If blood tells," as we must believe, this first 
Arnold, who, with his wife and family, arrived in New England, June 
24, 1635, must have been as true a gentleman as ever set foot on the 
shores of the New World. He had sailed from Dartmouth, May the 
1st, and for nearly two months had been buffeted by the seas. His first 
home was at Hingham, in Massachusetts, but he did not stay there long, 
for one year later we find him with his family established at Providence, 
R. I., and next at Pawtuxet. Appleton, in his cyclopedia, says: "In 
1636, William Arnold, with Roger Williams, was one of the 54 proprietor, 
in the first settlement of Rhode Island. He is described also as one of the 
13 original proprietors of Providence plantation, or, as Austin puts it, 

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one of the 13 original owners of Rhode Island. In 1661 he was com- 
missioner. I have not space to tell of the numerous positions he held 
in the colony, but must hasten on to his son Benedict, who was the first 
Goverdor of Rhode Island, and according to 'American Ancestry,' was 
accounted the wealthiest man in the State. His farm took in a section of 
the most valuable part of the present town of Newport, the old 'Stone 
Mill,' for which scientists have tried in vain to fix a date and purpose, 
being on part of it. A disgrace to the State is his present resting place. 
In a quadrangle made by the Auction Rooms of Newport, an antique 
shop and a small church, one of the oldest in the town, now used as a 
storeroom in connectoin with the shop, lies the body of the first Gover- 
nor of Rhode Island, under a stone bearing a coat of arms a foot and a 
half in diameter. Nearby lie the stones of five other colonists, one with 
an equally imposing coat of arms, a certain Pelham, all mutely crying out 
to Heaven for vengeance on so great a disrespect. To get to this pathetic 
spot I was obliged to pass through a succession of storerooms filled with 
furniture, and when I found this grave of my ancestor, the stone so worn 
away that the sun and rain alike could beat within, empty boxes and 
bales on every side, I could not believe my eyes that read the name, 
Gov. Benedict Arnold, or my ears when my conductor informed me we 
were standing on sacred ground, and added placidly that she wished 
'they would do something about it, as it was very inconvenient.' " 

Gov. Arnold's son Oliver lived at Canonicut, and was one of the 
first citizens of the town, holding several important offices, among which 
was that of Deputy, 1682. 



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ALLEN. 

ABIGAIL ALLEN 

married 

JOHN CARY, 1670. 

dau of 

Samuel Allen and his second wife, Margaret, widow of Edward 
Lamb. 

Samuel Allen came from Bridgewater, England, to Braintree, Mass., 
1630, and with Miles Standish became one of the proprietors and settlers 
of East Bridgewater, Mass. In 1635 he took the oath of allegiance and 
was town clerk, Selectman (an important office in those days), Surveyor 
of Highways, constable, and served as Deputy three times. He and his 
son, Samuel Allen, who settled at Bridgewater, 1660, both fought in 
King Philip's war. 

For eight generations, says the New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register, this family has been identified with the best political 
and religious life of New England. 

A daughter of I Samuel Allen married a son of Miles Standish 



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HALLOCK. 

AMY HALLOCK 

married 
JACOB UNDERHILL 1747. 
dau. of 
II. John Hallock and Hannah, his wife, 

son of 
I. John Hallock, and Abigail Sweezey, 
son of 
William Hallock, and Margaret, his wife, 

son of 
Peter Hallock, who married Mrs. Howell, a widow, in England. 
One of our best historians says: "The name Hallock is believed to 
have been originally identified with Holyoke. In early wills, deeds, 
etc., it is sometimes Halliock. Peter Hallock, with 12 other, heads of 
families, came to New Haven in 1640. The same season he crossed 
the Sound at Southhold, he being the first to step on shore, at a spot 
still called Hallock's Neck. He bought a large tract of land from the 
Indians, then went to England for his family, to find on his return that 
the Redskins, with their usual treachery, had resold his property. His 
wife must have been a lady of some temper and little affection for her 
husband,- for she did not want to return to the new country with him, 
nor could he induce her to do so, until he had bribed her with promises 
of large properties for her two daughters by her first marriage. Then 
did she consent to try her fortunes with him, and in 1698 there were 
already in Southhold twenty-three Hallocks. His original homestead 
is still occupied by some of his descendants." 



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CROMWELL. 

Arms — Sa, a lion rampant arg. 

Crest: A demi lion rampant, lion rampant arg, in his dexter gamb 
a gem ring or. 

Hannah Cromwell who married Abraham Underhill was a descend- 
ant of that family of Cromwells who at a very early period possessed 
estates in Westchester County, N. Y. The several branches of the 
family in America claim descent from the same parent stock as that of 
the Protector. It is presumed the ancestor of the American line was Col- 
John Cromwell, son of Sir Oliver, and brother of the Protector. John, 
supposed son of Col. John, was in the town of Westchester, with Mary, 
his wife, in 1686. They left a son, John, who lived in Harrison at the 
commencement of the Revolution, and whose name occurs in Gen. 
Washington's military map of the county as occupying the homestead. 
This same John Cromwell was taken prisoner by the British and carried 
to New York. Refer to Bolton's Westchester. 

The family of the Protector, which arose in Wales was deemed 
illustrious by the genealogists of the principality. The surname of 
Cromwell was adopted at the strong recommendation of Henry VIII, 
"who advised the Welsh to adopt the mode of more civilized nations 
in taking family names instead of adding their father's, perhaps grand- 
father's names, to their own: Thus, Richard, ap Morgan, ap Williams, 
etc. His Majesty advised Sir Richard to use the name of Cromwell in 
honor of his relation the Earl of Essex." 



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FERRIS, FERIERS OR FERRERS. 

Arms: Az. on a chev, sa, between 3 cinque foils, gu. as many horse- 
shoes of the field. Crest: out of a Ducal cornet a sinister hand between 
two wings. 

MARY FERRIS, 
married 
NATHANIEL UNDERHILL, 1685-6. 
dau. of 

John Ferris, Esq., of Leicestershire, England, and his wife, Mary. 

John Ferris emigrated first to Fairfield, Conn., and was one of the 
purchasers of Stamford in 1640 from the New Haven Colony. In '54 
he removed to Westchester and became one of the first patentees of the 
town of Westchester* under Gov. Nicholl from James, Duke of York, 
'67 ; confirmed under Gov. Fletcher, '89, from Wm. III. He was also one 
of the 10 proprietors of the town. 

The family of Ferris, say the earliest accounts, came from Normandy. 

*Westchester township, 10 miles square. Prior to 1846 it included 
West Farms and the manors of Morrisania and Fordham. 

Henri de Ferrers is written on the famous "Battle Roll." The 
same Henrh the first of his name in England, received large grants of 
lands from William the Conqueror in the counties of Straffordshire, 
Derbyshire and Leicestershire. 

James, a grandson of John Ferris,. was occupying the estate of his 
grandfather, when Lord Howe took possession of it for his headquarters- 
He, James Ferris, was captured by the Queen's Rangers, and taken 
prisoner, from the effects of which he died. 



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COOK. 

PHOEBE COOK 

married 
OLIVER ARNOLD, 

dau. of 

Captain Thomas Cook, who was honored with commission to run 
the West line of the Colony and his wife, Mary Havens .* 

son of 

Thomas Cook, Deputy in 1666, and his wife Mary. 

William Havens, father of Mary Havens, was one of the original 
settlers of "Aquidneck" at Pocasset, called afterwards, Portsmouth, 
in 1638. The following year, some of the original settlers decided to 
form an inland town, Newport, though Pocasset had become the leading 
settlement of Rhode Island. After these nine had gone, the remain- 
ing 31, including William Havens, bound themselves in a civil body 
"politicke" to govern their colony, thus forming two distinct govern- 
ments in Rhode Island. In Wm. Havens' will, 1680, he names daughter, 
wife of Thomas Cook. 

*Savage. 



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WESTCOTT. 

Arms: Argent a chevron between three escallops sable, or. 

DAMARIS WESTCOTT, 

married 
GOV. BENEDICT ARNOLD, 

dau. of 

Hon. Stukely Westcott, born in Devonshire, England, about 1592, 
and his wife Deborah . 

Stukely Westcott may be said to have held as many, if not more, 
public offices in a given time than any other man in the colonies. He 
is first found at Salem, Mass., 1636. From there he removed to Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, where he received a deed of land from Roger 
Williams, which the latter had bought from the Indians, Canonicus 
and Miantonomi. He was, with William Arnold and others, one of the 
13 original owners of Rhode Island and one of the 38 who signed an agree- 
ment for civil government. He was member of 1st Baptist Church. In 
i64&-he moved to Warwick. In 1652-3-4-5-6 he was Surveyor of-High- 
waysj Commissioner, i65i-2-3-5-'6o; Assistant, 1653; Deputy, 1671, 
etc., etc., and with all that was often on juries, the pay for which being 
six pence a case! His will is dated January 12, 1677 — the day on which 
he died. 



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QUINBY. 

Arms: Argent, two bars, sable in chief, a ppr. Cornish chough. 
Crest: A Cornish chough as in arms. 

MARY QUINBY, 

married 
WILLIAM CORNELL, 1748, July 15. 

dau. of 
II. Josiah of Mamaroneck, and Hannah Cornell, his wife, of Scars- 
dale. 

son of 
I. Josiah Quinby, and Mary Mullineux, his wife, 
son of 
Hon. John Quinby, of Westchester, and his wife, Deborah Haight, 
married, 1686, 

son of 
Col. William Quinby, one of the 1st settlers of Stratford, Conn., who 
came from England and settled near New York City while under Dutch 
occupancy. He signed allegiance to England, 1664. 

His son, John, was respectively Justice, Deputy and member of 
first New York Assembly. He was one of the five patentees of West- 
chester, and took out the first land patent there. 



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RICHARD CORNELL. 

Richard Cornell, of Scarsdale, father of Hannah, who married Josiah 
Quinby, owned an enormous amount of property. He lived at Scarsdale, 
2 miles West of Mamaroneck. The latter place. Xew Rochelle, and 
Scarsdale join at this point, thus making his farm unique in a way as 
being in three towns. Some of his descendants still live on it. He held 
various offices of trust, and in 1703 was foreman of the grand jury which 
ignored the bill against Bownas the Quaker. 

Cornell Genealogy, by Rev. John Cornell. 



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FEAKE. 

Elizabeth, wife of Capt. John Underhill, was the daughter of Lieut. 
Robert Feake, born in England; died at Watertown, Mass., 1662. Mar- 
ried Elizabeth, widow of Henry Winthrop, Gov. Winthrop's son, and 
daughter of Thomas, and Anna (Winthrop) Ffones, of London. 

He was son of James and Judith Feake, of London England, 

son of 

William Feake, of London; born in Wighton County, Norfolk. His 
will, 1595. 

Lieutenant Robert Feake came to Massachusetts Bay with Gov. 
Winthrop, 1630, and subsequently held many public offices of trust. ■ In 
1632 he was appointed Lieutenant to Capt. Patrick, chief military officer 
at Watertown. In 1634, when the first Court of Delegates was held, his 
name appears fourth on the list, which is given by Winthrop in his His- 
tory. Again in 1635 and 1636 he was Representative from Watertown, 
and in 1639-40 he united with Capt. Patrick in the purchase of land, 
now the town of Greenwich. 



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APPENDIX. 



STANHOPE FONROSE NIXON TO COL. JAMES WOOD. 

Stanhope Fonrose Nixon, 

son of 
Lewis Nixon, Esq., and Sarah Lewis Wood, 

dau. of 
Bowyer Wood and Margaret Ann Robertson, his wife. (They had 
i, Anna Frazer, 2, Margaret Robertson, 3, Fonrose Stanhope, 4, Sarah 
Lewis.) 

son of 
James Stanhope Wood and his wife Sarah Lewis, 

son of 
John Wood and Susanna Baker (second husband, James Tapscott. 
Refer Tapscott's pedigree), 

son of 
Col. James Wood and his wife, Mary Rutherford. He was the 
founder of Winchester, Va., and was clerk of the court of Frederick 
County for 17 years. He was also in the House of Burgesses, acting as 
proxy for Washington when he was elected, and was Colonel in the French 
and Indian wars. Refer to Hayden's Virginia Genealogies. 

Stanhope Fonrose Nixon is a several times great-grandson of 
the famous Revolutionary hero, Andrew Lewis. 



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PEDIGREE OF JAMES WELLS HULL, PITTSFIELD, MASS. 

James Wells Hull married Helen Edwards Plunkett, November 22, 
1876, 

son of 
Charles Williams Hull and Serena Ann Churchill, his wife, descended 
from Josias Churchill, of Wethersfield, 

son of 
Jeremiah Hull and Keturah Randall Williams, his wife, descended 
from Robert Williams, of Roxbury, 

son of 
Latham Hull and his wife, Ann Wheeler, descended from Thomas 
Wheeler, 1602, 

son of 
Stephen Hull and his wife, Martha Mowry, granddaughter Benja- 
min and great-granddaughter Roger Mowry and of Thomas Hazard, 

son of 
Tristram Hull and Elizabeth Dyer, his wife, daughter of Charles, 
granddaughter Willam and Mary Dyer, 

son of 
Joseph Hull and Experience Harper, his wife, 
son of 

Tristram and Blanche , his wife, 

son of 
Rev. Joseph Hull, 1595. 
Children of James Wells and Helen E. Plunkett Hull. 

Children, 
Helen Edwards, Rosamond, Norman Churchill, Edward Botte- 
wood, Carolyn K. 



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CHILDREN OF JOHN HULL. 

Thirteen children survived John Hull, of New York. Mrs. Sarah 
Wing, Mrs. Penelope Bowne, Mrs. Abigail Coleman, Oliver Hull, Esq., 
Mrs. Catherine Deuel, Mrs. Hannah Lockwood, William and Edward 
Hull, Esq., of Brooklyn, Robert Hull, Esq., Mrs. Ann Dibble, (after- 
wards Ellison) Rebecca Hull, Henrietta Hull (afterwards Mrs. Cowdrey), 
and Mrs. Mary White. 



DESCENDANTS OF PENELOPE HULL, 

dau. of 

John and Mary Avery Hull. 

Penelope married Richard Mathew Bowne, July 28, 1804, and had 
Mary, Eliza, married Neeley Lockwood, Ann, married James 
Morton Redmond; Samuel, married Eliza Akerley; Mary A., married 
Lambert Reynolds. 

Children of Neely and Eliza Bowne Lockwood: 

Edward; Helen, married Joseph L. Somers; Virginia, Clara. 

Children of Joseph L. and Helen Lockwood Somers: 

Walter, Clarence, Harold. 

Children of James Morton and Ann Bowne Redmond: 

Cornelia, Edward Cooper, Mary Eliza, Charles Phillip, married 
Mary C. Frost; Morton, married Mrs. Georgianna Floyd Barney; Samuel 
Bowne, married Isabella Sutter; James Bowne, married Mary A. Mc- 
Millan. 

Children of Edward and Cornelia Redmond Cooper: 

Edith, married Lloyd Stephens Bryce; Peter. 

Children of Lloyd and Edith Cooper Bryce: 

Edith_Clare, Cornelia Elizabeth, Peter Cooper. 

Children of James Bowne and Mary A. Redmond: 

Cornelia, Alfred McMillan, married Rose Godwin; James Morton, 
married Katherine Mulvey ; Wm. Bowne, Florence. 

Children of Alfred M. and Rose Godwin Redmond, Charles Jewett. 

Children of James Morton and Katherine M. Redmond, 

Mary Cornelia, Gertrude, Katherine. 

Children of Samuel and Eliza Akerly Bowne: 

Mary, married Dr. George N. Richardson; Kate, married DeWitt 
Kellinger; Matthew, Akerley, Margaret. 

Children of Dr. Geo. N. and Mary Bowne Richardson: 

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Eliza Akerley, Harriet Hallam, William King. 
Children of DeWitt and Kate Bowne Kellinger: Mary Bowne. 
Children of Lambert and Mary Bowne Reynolds: 
Florence, Henry, Carleton, married Emma Brundage; Ella, married 
John Hallock; Cora. 

Children of Carleton and Emma Brundage Reynolds: 
Marian, Edna, Hallock. 



DESCENDANTS OF OLIVER HULL, 

son of 
JOHN AND MARY AVERY HULL. 

Oliver Hull married, August 12, 1829, Rebecca Ann Harriman, and 
had — 

I. Orlando; 2, Marianna; 3, John Henry; 4, Frances; 5, Cornelia; 6 

Oliver. 

II. Marianna married James W. Allen, and had — 

1, Oliver Hull, who married Emma A. Bradley; 2, Alice Hull; 
3, Thomas G., (who married Mary E. Marsh and had 1, Oliver 
Marsh; 2, Thomas G., Jr.) 4. James G. married Emily Dean, and 
had — 1, Dean Hull; 2, Monroe. 5, Lilian Virginia. 6, Francis 
Harriman, married Elizabeth Emory. 7, Wm. Barnett. 8, 
Frederick Cary. 9, Cornelia M. 

III. John Henry married Caroline A. Grigg, and had — 

1, Florence married William Fisher and had — 1, Edith. 2, Eliza- 
beth married Frederick Lane, and had Dorothy and Robert. 

IV. Frances. 

V. Cornelia married Isaac H. Carey, and had — 

1, Wm. H., who married Katherine Thomas and had Wm. H. and 
Edward Thomas. 

VI. Oliver married Mary Patten and had — 

1, Marianna. 2, Evelina. 3, Caroline, who married Ernest C- 
Moore. 4, Dorothy. 5, Cornelia, married Harold L. Burnett" 
6. Oliver. 7, Frances. 8. Allen. 9, Penelope. 10, John. 

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EDWARD HULL. 

(Son of John and his second wife, Amy Cornell Hull) — married 
Edwina Willett Coles,* Jan. 28, 1828, and had 1, Virginia, who married 
Gilbert Lawrence Haight; 2, Mary Adelaid married Charles H. Jewett 
and had 1, Clara; 2, Alice; 3, Ida; 4, John; 5, Edward Hull; 6, Charles H. ; 
7, George W. Ill, Sarah Coles married Henry Trowbridge, of New 
Haven, and had 1, Henry Steuart ; 2, Virginia Hull; 3, Courtland, who 
married first, Blanch Tyler; second, Cornelia E. Hubbard, and had 1, 
Virginia; 2, Henry; 3, Robert. IV, Courtlandt Palmer married Hen- 
rietta Barker and had 1, Edward; 2, Courtlandt Palmer; 3, Mary Barker. 
V, George Corliss. VI, Charles Edward married Mary Robinson. 



*Edwina Willett Coles was the lineal descendant of Richard Latting, who 
came to America, 1638, of Captain Nicholas Wright, Captain Edmund Butler, Col. 
Thomas Willett, of Flushing, L. I. and Rev. Franciscus Doughty, the FirstEnglish 
Minister in Brooklyn, said to have baptized Washingson's grandmother, and who 
received the very unusual "grant" of 13,333 acres of land in the present town of 
Newton. 



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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT HULL 

and his first wife, 
HANNAH ANN JANNEY. 

I. Elizabeth. 

II. Joseph J., who married Mary Delafield, and had — 

Cornelius DuBois and Marion Delafield. 

III. Julia, married John Newport and had Elizabeth who married 

Charles L. Hepburn. 

IV. Alice. 

V. John. 

VI. William J., married Amelia B. Murphy, of Woodstock, Va., and 

had John Harry, who married Louise Peckham, and William 
Buchanan. 

Children by his second wife, 

SUSANNA REBECCA THOMPSON. 

I. Henry Powell, married Lelia Gordon Taylor, and had Elizabeth 

Taylor. 

II. Caroline Tapscott. 

III. Amy Eleanor E. 

IV. John Baker Thompson, married Louise Gertrude M. Ranstead. 

V. Robert Carter, married Susan Boush Johnston, and had Elizabeth 

Carter Hull. 



The End. 



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