Cogswell

Robert Cogswell

b.abt.1532 of Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England; parents ukn
d.bur.June 7, 1581 Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
m.Alice ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Edward Cogswell b.abt.1562

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Edward Cogswell

b.abt.1562 of Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England; s/o Robert Cogswell and Alice ______
d.bef.Jan. 12, 1615/16
m.Alice ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Cogswell b.abt.1592

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John Cogswell

b.abt.1592 of Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England; s/o Edward and Alice Cogswell
d.Nov. 29, 1669 Ipswich, MA
m.Sept. 10, 1615 All Saints Church, Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England [her father officiating]; Elizabeth Thompson
b. d/o Rev. William Thompson, the early minister of Gorgeana, and his wife Phillis _______
d.June 2, 1676 Ipswich, New London, Massachusetts

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elizabeth Cogswell b.abt.1646 Ipswich, MA d.1692 in the Candlemas Day Massacre m.July 31, 1657 Ipswich, MA; Nathaniel Masterson
  2. William Cogswell
  3. John Cogswell
  4. Edward Cogswell
  5. Mary Cogswell
  6. Hannah Cogswell m.Waldo
  7. Esther Cogswell
  8. Phillis Cogswell bapt.July 2, 1624 m.Jan. 23, 1643/44 John Broadhurst [remained in England]
  9. Alice Cogswell bapt.1631
  10. Ruth Cogswell bapt.1633

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: John, son of Edward, grandson of Robert, a manufacturer of woolen cloths at Westbury, Lehigh, Wiltshire, Eng., b.Westbury, 1592, came to N.E. 1635, freeman at Ipswich, Mass., 1636.

NOTES: From The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 162, Jan. 2008: John & family immigrated to N.E. on the Angel Gabriel from Bristol, Eng. to Pemaquid, ME in Aug. 1635. Also added list of other children from this source.

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