Stockbridge

John Stockbridge

b.res.Hockley, Essex, England; s/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Stockbridge b.1608

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John Stockbridge

b.1608; s/o John Stockbridge
d.Oct. 13, 1657 Boston, MA
m.(1)Jan. 16, 1631 Rayleigh, Essex, Ann/Anne Kendall; d/o John Kendall
d.1642/1643
m.(2)Oct. 9, 1643, Scituate, MA, Elizabeth (Hatch) Stone, widow of Robert Soane
b.ca. 1605 d/o William Hatch and Ann Tilden
d.bet.1647/1654
m.(3)Mary _______, she m.(2)April 8, 1660 Boston, Daniel Hendrick
d.abt.1695

CHILDREN of John and Ann included:

  1. Charles Stockbridge bp.Jan. 26, 1634 Rayleigh, Essex d.1683 m.by 1659 Abigail _______
  2. Hannah Stockbridge bp.Sept. 24, 1637 Scituate, MA d.1665 m.Oct. 29, 1656 Boston, MA, William Ticknor
  3. Elizabeth Stockbridge b.ca.1639 bp.July 10, 1642, Boston d.aft.1707 m.Jan. 1, 1661/2, Thomas Hiland, s/o Thomas Hiland
CHILDREN of John and Elizabeth included:
  1. Sarah Stockbridge bp.March 15, 1645/6 Scituate d.1712 m.Jan. 6, 1669/70 Scituate, Joseph Woodworth, s/o Walter Woodworth
  2. Hester Stockbridge bp.July 11, 1647 Scituate d.1687 [Terms of her father's will indicate that she was incompetent. TGM page 538]
CHILDREN of John and Mary included:
  1. Mary Stockbridge bp.April 29, 1655 at Second Church of Scituate. d.ca.1697 So. Carolina m.April 4/5, 1678 Haverhill, MA, Benjamin Singletary s/o Richard Singletary and Susanna Cook
  2. John Stockbridge b.July 19, 1657 Boston bp.July 26, 1659 Boston m.Nov. 23, 1681 Haverhill, MA, Mary Godfrey, d/o John Godfrey

NOTE: From Gen. Dic. of the First Settlers of NE by Savage: "He came in the Blessing from Lindon 1635, aged 17 [Hotten says age 27], with his wife Ann, 21, and son Charles, 1. Ann joined the church in Situate July 16, 1627."

NOTE: From Planters of the commonwealth by Banks, page 177: On passenger list of Blessing gives John's age as "27" and Ann's name spelled as "Anne".

From History of Scituate, Mass. from its first Settlement to 1831 by Deane: "John Stockbridge, (wheelwright), took the oath of fidelity in Situate in 1638 [Feb.1]. He was one of the Conihassett partners 1646. He had a house near to John Hollet's, (perhaps a few rods south west of Jesse Dunbar's). He had also a considerable tract of land, by purchase of Abraham Sutliffe, near Stockbridge's mill pond on the north and east. In 1656, he purchased half the mill privilege of George Russell, (With the saw Mill, which Isaac Stedman had erected ten years before) and built a grist mill, in partnership with Russell. Nearly at the same time, (before 1660) he built the Stockbridge Mansion-house, a part of which is now [1831] standing, and is probably the oldest house in New England, save one, viz. the Barker house at the Harbour. It was a garrison in Philip's war, and the port-holes may be traced in the back part of the house, even now. He had married about the time of his arrival in the country, but the name of his first wife we have not learned.

The will of John Stockbridge is dated at Boston, 1657..."

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: JOHN, wheelwright, b.Eng., 1608, settled Scituate, Mass., 1635, removed Boston, Mass., 1656, where he died Oct. 13, 1657.

Also see: "The Great Migration, Vol. VI", pages 534-540.

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John Stockbridge

b.July 19, 1657 Boston, MA; s/o John Stockbridge and Mary _______
bapt.July 26, 1657 Boston, MA
d.bef.Nov. 23, 1715 Hampton, NH
m.Nov. 23, 1681 Haverhill, MA; Mary Godfrey
b.May 3, 1661 Hampton, NH; d/o John Godfrey and Mary Cox
d.bef.1716

CHILDREN included:

  1. Ruth Stockbridge b.Jan. 9, 1681/2 d.Feb. 26, 1681/2
  2. Samuell Stockbridge b.ca.1683
  3. John Stockbridge b.Feb. 18, 1685 m.Dec. 11, 1718 Jane Warren; d/o Gilbert Warren and Sarah Emery
  4. Moses Stockbridge b.Jan. 9, 1688 d.aft.March 8, 1734/5 m.Oct. 25, 1715 Phebe Russ; d/o John Russ and Deborah Osgood
  5. Charles Stockbridge b.March 5, 1689/90 d.bef.1746
  6. Mary Stockbridge b.March 19, 1691/2 d.aft.June 6, 1757 m.July 9, 1717 at Scituate, MA; James Northey
  7. Abraham Stockbridge b.June 17, 1694 d.1745/6 Cape Breton,NS m.1715/5 Mary Smith d/o Israel Smith and Hannah Philbrick

NOTES: From Gen. Dic. of Maine and NH, by Noyes, Libby & Davis: page 663:Stockbridge, John, Hampton, b.in Boston 19 July 1657, s. of John and Mary, stepson of Daniel Hendrick, m.Mary Godfrey (4) 23 Nov. 1681 (Haverhill red). Taxed Hapt. 1684, bot land there 1693. List 52. See also James(1). The writ in his dau. Mary's usit in 1746 recites that he d. in 1716 leaving 5 ch., but Capt. Jona. Marston despos that s. Abraham was b. aft. his fa. d. Samuel of Dorcester (Gloucester?), oldest s., renounced adm. 12 Nov. 1715 in favor of the next br. John who took adm. 15 Aug. 1716; inv. incl. land only. Ch: Ruth, b. in Haverhill 9 Jan., d.26 Feb. 1681-2; Samuel clothier, m. Mary Villars 31 Oct. 1708 in Glouc., where 5 ch. rec. 1709-1715; ano. ch. Charles was bp. at Arrowsic 14 Dec. 1717, John b.18 Feb. 1685, an Exeter wit. 1702 Berwick 1715, m.11 Dec. 1718 Jane Warren (1); 5 ch. bp. at Berwick. Moses, b.9 Jan. 1688, of Hebron, Conn., 1719. Charles, b.5 Mar. 1690, not named in writ 1746. Mary, b.19 March. 1692, m.in Scituate 9 July 1717 James Northy. In 1746 she sued Richard Clifford (he had bot from Joshua Prescott) for 1/6 of her fa.'s land. Abraham, b.17 June 1694, liv. in Stratham (list 388), appar. d.at Capt Breton. Will, 15 July 1745--25 March 1746, names w.Mary (dau. of Israel Smith) s.John (b. in Stratham 24 Feb. 17171-8), two unmar. daus. Moriah (w. of Timothy Gordon in 1746) and Comfort; also gr. sons John and Abraham.

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Samuell Stockbridge

b.ca.1683; s/o John Stockbridge and Mary Godfrey
d.Feb. 22, 1722/3 near Aroowsic, ME in an accident
m.Oct. 31, 1708 Gloucester, MA; Mary (Harden) Villars; w/o of John Villars; she m.(3)Samuel Hodgkins
d.aft.July 1, 1726

CHILDREN included:

  1. Samuel Stockbridge b.July 26, 1709
  2. Benjamin Stockbridge b.Feb. 28, 1710 d.March 9, 1710
  3. Mary Stockbridge b.Feb. 3, 1711
  4. John Stockbridge b.Jan. 7, 1713
  5. Benjamin Stockbridge b.Nov. 6 or 12, 1715
  6. Charles Stockbridge bapt.Dec. 14, 1717 d.bef.July 6, 1749
  7. Anna Stockbridge b.ca.1720

NOTES: Babson, on page 257 of "History of Gloucester" mentions the marriage of Samuell Stockbridge to Mary Villars, and that five children are recorded to them.
Samuel was a clothier.

Mary Stockbridge soon returned to Gloucester after her husband's death, where on 3 May 1725 she married (3) Samuel2 Hodgkins (Gloucester VR 2:526). Benjamin Harden of Boston, cooper, in his will of 23 October 1723, left his estate to the children "of my loving sister Mary Stockbridge, now of Cape Ann, widdow." "Mary Hodgkins wife of Samuel Hodgkins of Cloucester shoemaker" was appointed to administer Benjamin Harden's estate on 25 June 1726 and on 1 July 1726 she swore to an inventory as "Mary Hodgkins, formerly Stockbridge, mother of all the legatees mention[ed] in the last will and testament of Benjamin Harding, dec." Her children were listed in an account dated 25 June 1726 as "George Villars, Samuel Stockbridge, Mary Stockbridge, John Stockbridge, Charles Stockbridge, and Anna Stockbridge (Suffolk co probate #5272). [ref 87:3-527]

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Samuel Stockbridge

b.July 26, 1709 Gloucester, MA; s/o Samuell Stockbridge and Mary Villars
d.bef.May 9, 1764
m.Ruth ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Benjamin Stockbridge b.Feb. 8, 1733
  2. Hannah Stockbridge b.abt.1740
  3. Isaac Stockbridge b.March 14, 1750
  4. Ruth Stockbridge b.abt.1752
  5. Ann Stockbridge b.abt.1754

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Benjamin Stockbridge

b.Feb. 8, 1733; s/o Samuel Stockbridge and Ruth ______
d.bef.June 18, 1759 Gloucester, Mass.
m.Nov. 15, 1755/58 Gloucester, Mass., Eunice Gott
b.April 5, 1738 Gloucester, Mass. d/o Stephen Gott and Eunice Emmons
bapt.April 9, 1738
d.March 7, 1832 Deer Isle, ME; aged 93
she m.(2)June 11, 1760 John Thurston, Capt.; s/o Joseph Thurston and Mary Lane [10 Thurston CHILDREN]

CHILDREN included:

  1. Capt.Benjamin Stockbridge b.Dec. 11, 1757

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Capt.Benjamin Stockbridge

b.Dec. 11, 1757 Gloucester, Mass. s/o Benjamin Stockbridge and Eunice Gott
res. Gloucester, Mass. then removed to Deer Isle, Maine
d.Sept. 15, 1832 [D.I.V.R.]
m.Aug. 4, 1778 Gloucester, Mass; Elizabeth Dresser
bapt.Aug. 1744, Gloucester, Mass; d/o Thomas Dresser and Sarah Farr

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Stockbridge
  2. Benjamin Stockbridge, d.lost at sea
  3. Sally Harriet "Sally" Stockbridge b.abt.Jan. 1790 d.March 20, 1865 Deer Isle, ME m.(1)Aug. 2, 1810 James Greenlaw m.(2)June 24, 1838 Andrew Small
  4. Eunice Stockbridge b.ca.1790 d.aft.1832 m.Nov. 13, 1805 Deer Isle, Maine Capt. John Greenlaw
  5. Betsey Stockbridge
  6. Eunice Stockbridge
  7. Polly Row Stockbridge
  8. one dau. m.James Duncan
  9. Rhoda Stockbridge, m.Nov. 29, 1805 Deer Isle, ME; Capt. William Grover
  10. Lydia Stockbridge, m.George J. Grover s/o Edmund Grover IV and Sarah Thurston

NOTE: From An Historical Sketch of the Town of Deer Isle, Maine by Hosmer page 125/6: CAPTAIN BENJAMIN STOCKBRIDGE settled upon the lot of land lying west of Mr. Richards, but he was not of the class who were here prior to 1784. He came from Gloucester, Massachusetts, and was a ship-master and in good circumstances. It was said that he commanded the ship which first carried the American flag up the Dardenelles. The exact time of his coming is to us unknown, but it was prior to the survey of the town by John Peters, Jr., as his name appears as the occupant of a lot on his plan. His death took place not far from 1830, at an advanced age. He was a member of the Baptist Church here, and when some difficulty occurred between him and some of his neighbors--members of the same church--and an examination was made before the church, Captain Stockbridge read the thirtieth chapter of the book of Job, beginning with: "But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock." His family consisted of two sons, Mr. John Stockbridge, who removed to Swan's Island, and Benjamin, who was lost at sea when a young man. Mr. John Stockbridge died several years ago and was the ancestor of all of that name there. One of his daughters was the wife of Mr. James Duncan, who came here as early as 1800. Another was the wife of Captain John Greenlaw who died in 1870, at the age of eighty-seven years, after having lived with his wife, who survived him, sixty-six years. Another was the wife of Mr. James Greenlaw, a brother of Captain John Greenlaw. Another was that of Captain William Grover, of isle au Haut, who removed to Islesborough, and another was the wife of Mr. George Grover. Captain Stockbridge when young was a man of capacity and energy, but had become, before his removal here, somewhat reduced in circumstances.

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