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REV. JOSEPH HULL
SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS
AMY ELEANOR E. HULL
Including Pedigree of the ARNOLD, CARY, CORNELL,
QU1NBY, WINTHROP, UNDERHILL, WOOD
and Other Families.
Press of STONEBRAKER BROS. CO.
Hannah Cornell of Scarsdale . 46-47
. Ffones 25
• . Harrison 18
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.
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.
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
8 Grissell HALLf his daughtr aged 5 Yeare
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
21 Timothy Tabor of Som'st of Batcombe taylor aged
[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]
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
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
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
t[Thus in the original. This number should evidently come against the next
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:
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.!
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.
Married, first, Hannah Anne Janney second, Susanna Rebecca
Thompson, of Staunton, Va.
John Hull and his second wife, Amy Cornell (first wife Mary Avery).
Oliver Hull, and Penelope Ffones, his wife,
II. John Hull and Damaris Cary, his wife,
I. Capt. John Hull and Alice Teddeman his wife, dau. of Capt.
Edmund Teddeman, of St. Magdalens, London,
Capt. Tristram Hull and his wife Blanche
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.
March 8, 1898.
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.
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
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,
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
SUSANNA REBECCA THOMPSON
was dau of
Judge Lucas Powell Thompson and his wife Susanna Caroline Tap-
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,
VI Eleanor Stewart, married R. Harper, G. Carroll.
VII. Alice Louisa.
VIII. Mary Carter, married Gov. John Lee Carroll, of Md., and had
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.
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.
Arms. Per fess sa and arg a lion rampant countercharged. Crest.
Within a wreath a lion rampant as in the arms.
LUCAS POWELL, 1754-5.
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,
. 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.
Susanna Caroline Tapscott married Lucas Powell Thompson, 1823.
James Tapscott and his wife, Susanna Howard Baker, widow of Dr.
Henry Tapscott of Lancaster Co., Va., and his wife, Mary Sherman.
He was on the committee of safety for Lancaster, 1775.
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.
SUSANNA HOWARD BAKER,
First JOHN WOOD,
Second JAMES TAPSCOTT,
John Baker and Judith Wood, his wife,
Peter Wood and Johanna or Susanna Howard, his wife,
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
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.
HENRY TAPSCOTT, 1758*.
Martin Sherman and Ann Chinn, his wife
Rawleigh Chinn and Esther Ball, his wife,
Col. Joseph Ball and Elizabeth Rogers, cr Romney, his wife,
Col. Wm. Ball, of Lancaster County, Va.. great-grandfather of Wash-
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
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
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.
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.
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,
Quinby Cornell, and Hannah Underhill, his wife,
William Cornell and Mary Quinby, his wife,
II Joshua Cornell and Charity Haight, his wife,
I Joshua Cornell and Sarah Thome, his wife,
Hon. John Cornell and Mary Russell, his wife,
Hon. Thomas Cornell and Rebecca Briggs, his wife, of Portsmouth,
R. I., sister of Hon John Briggs.
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.
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.
FONES, OR FFONES.
Azure — two eagles displayed in chief and a mullet in base argent.
Oliver Hull married Penelope Ffones, May, 1751.
Joseph Ffones, of Conanicut and Penelope, his wife,
Jeremiah Ffones, and Elizabeth, his wife
Captain and Hon. John Ffones, of Westerly, and Margaret, his wife
Thomas Fones, of London, and Anna Winthrop, his wife, sister of
John Winthrop, First Governor of Massachusetts.
III John Fones,
II John Fones, and his wife, who was the daughter of Lewell of
I John Fones and his wife, daughter of Bradley of Bedham,
William Fowns, alias Fones, of Saxbie, and his wife, daughter of
Telham, of Telham,
George Fowns and his wife, daughter of Malbanck, of Malpas,
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
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.
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.
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,
III. John Cary of Bristol and Damaris Arnold, his wife,
II. John Cary and Abigail Allen, his wife,
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,
Sir Wm. Cary of Cockington, Devon, Knight, who fell at Tewkesbury,
Sir Philip Cary, Knt., of Cockington, Devon,
Sir Robert Cary, Knt.,
Adame de Karry, Lord of Castle Karry, Somerset Co., 1196, married
Amy, dau. of Sir Wm. Trent, Kt.,
Margaret Spencer, who married Sir Thomas Cary, of Chilton Folliott,
who was cousin to Queen Elizabeth, was the
Sir Robert Spencer, of Spencercombe, Devon, Knt., and his wife,
Eleanor Beaufort, widow of the Earl of Ormond.
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.
Sir John Beaumon, Cre. Earl of Somerset, and his wife Margaret,
dau. of the Earl of Kent.,
John of Gaunt, Cre. Duke of Lancaster, 1362,
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.
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.
STORY OF THE KNIGHT OF ARAGON.
"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
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.
Arms — Ar. on a chev, sa. betw three trefoils slipped, vert, as many
Crest — on a mount vert, a hind, lodged or.
Amy Cornell, wife of John Hull, was
Quinby Cornell and Hannah Underhill, his wife, married March 17,
Jacob Underhill and Amy Hallock,
Abraham Underhill, of White Plains, and Hannah Cromwell, his
wife, of Westchester, N. Y.
Nathaniel Underhill and Mary Ferris, his wife,
Captain John Underhill and his wife, Elizabeth,
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."
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
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
Arms — Argent, a fess gules between three lions rampant sable.
Crest, a lion, rampant sable.
Motto — Principes Obsta.
John Thorne and Mary Pearsall, his wife,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
II. Adam Winthrop and his 2nd wife Agnes, daughter of Robert
Sharp, of Islington,
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.
Arms: Gules, a chevron ermine between 3 pheons ar. Crest: a
lion rampant, gules, holding in his paws a lozenge or. Motto — Mihi
Damaris married III John Gary, March 3 1700,
Oliver Arnold and his wife Phcebe Cook,
Gov. Benedict Arnold and Damaris Westcott, his wife,
William Arnold and his wife Christian, daughter of Thomas Peak, of
Thomas Arnold, of Cheselbourne, and his wife Alice, daughter of
John Gully, of Northover,
Richard Arnold, of Bagbere Manor.
Richard Arnold, Lord of Bagbere, and his wife Emmott, daughter
and heiress of Pierce Young of Damerham, Wiltshire,
Thomas Arnold, Esq., of Llanthomy, and his wife Agnes, daughter
of Sir Richard Warnstead, Kt,
Roger Arnold, of Llanthomy, Esq., first of family to adopt sur-
name, and Joan, daughter of Sir Thomas Yamage, Kt. Lord of Coyty.
Arnold, ap Arnolat Vychan, Esq., and Sybil, daughter of Madoe,
ap Guion ap Thomas,
Arnolt, ap Gwillim ap Meiric and his wife, Janet, daughter of Philip
Gwillim ap Mieric, Esq., and his wife, Jane, daughter and coheir of
Ivor, ap Syssylht, Lord of Lyhs Taly-bout,
Mieric, ap Arthur and his wife, Annest, daughter of Cradock, ap
Ernon ap Golhroyn,
Arthur, ap Systyl, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sein, ap Moriedhic
War Wyn, Lord of Cantrsblyn,
Systyl, ap Dyenwall, Lord of Upper Gwent and his wife, Annest,
daughter and heiress of Sir Peter Russell, Kt., Kentchurch, in the County
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.
Carador ap Yenir Vichan, Lord of Gwent and his wife Nesta, daugh-
ter and heiress of Sir Ryderich le Gros, Kt.,
Yenir Vichan, King of Gwent, and his wife Gladice, daughter of
Rhys Yock, ap Maenerch, Lord of Ystradyn in Brecknockshire,
Meiric, King of Gwentland, and Eleanor, daughter of Ednived,
ap Jerworth, of the house of Trevor,
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,
"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,
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.
JOHN CARY, 1670.
Samuel Allen and his second wife, Margaret, widow of Edward
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
JACOB UNDERHILL 1747.
II. John Hallock and Hannah, his wife,
I. John Hallock, and Abigail Sweezey,
William Hallock, and Margaret, his wife,
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."
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."
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
NATHANIEL UNDERHILL, 1685-6.
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.
Captain Thomas Cook, who was honored with commission to run
the West line of the Colony and his wife, Mary Havens .*
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.
Arms: Argent a chevron between three escallops sable, or.
GOV. BENEDICT ARNOLD,
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
Arms: Argent, two bars, sable in chief, a ppr. Cornish chough.
Crest: A Cornish chough as in arms.
WILLIAM CORNELL, 1748, July 15.
II. Josiah of Mamaroneck, and Hannah Cornell, his wife, of Scars-
I. Josiah Quinby, and Mary Mullineux, his wife,
Hon. John Quinby, of Westchester, and his wife, Deborah Haight,
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.
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.
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,
William Feake, of London; born in Wighton County, Norfolk. His
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.
STANHOPE FONROSE NIXON TO COL. JAMES WOOD.
Stanhope Fonrose Nixon,
Lewis Nixon, Esq., and Sarah Lewis Wood,
Bowyer Wood and Margaret Ann Robertson, his wife. (They had
i, Anna Frazer, 2, Margaret Robertson, 3, Fonrose Stanhope, 4, Sarah
James Stanhope Wood and his wife Sarah Lewis,
John Wood and Susanna Baker (second husband, James Tapscott.
Refer Tapscott's pedigree),
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.
PEDIGREE OF JAMES WELLS HULL, PITTSFIELD, MASS.
James Wells Hull married Helen Edwards Plunkett, November 22,
Charles Williams Hull and Serena Ann Churchill, his wife, descended
from Josias Churchill, of Wethersfield,
Jeremiah Hull and Keturah Randall Williams, his wife, descended
from Robert Williams, of Roxbury,
Latham Hull and his wife, Ann Wheeler, descended from Thomas
Stephen Hull and his wife, Martha Mowry, granddaughter Benja-
min and great-granddaughter Roger Mowry and of Thomas Hazard,
Tristram Hull and Elizabeth Dyer, his wife, daughter of Charles,
granddaughter Willam and Mary Dyer,
Joseph Hull and Experience Harper, his wife,
Tristram and Blanche , his wife,
Rev. Joseph Hull, 1595.
Children of James Wells and Helen E. Plunkett Hull.
Helen Edwards, Rosamond, Norman Churchill, Edward Botte-
wood, Carolyn K.
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,
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
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-
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:
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,
JOHN AND MARY AVERY HULL.
Oliver Hull married, August 12, 1829, Rebecca Ann Harriman, and
I. Orlando; 2, Marianna; 3, John Henry; 4, Frances; 5, Cornelia; 6
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.
V. Cornelia married Isaac H. Carey, and had —
1, Wm. H., who married Katherine Thomas and had Wm. H. and
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.
(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
DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT HULL
and his first wife,
HANNAH ANN JANNEY.
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.
VI. William J., married Amelia B. Murphy, of Woodstock, Va., and
had John Harry, who married Louise Peckham, and William
Children by his second wife,
SUSANNA REBECCA THOMPSON.
I. Henry Powell, married Lelia Gordon Taylor, and had Elizabeth
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
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