Name origin: A city in England next in esteem to London. The name is derived from Eure-ric or Eouer-ric, of Eucre, a wild boar, and rye a refuge; a retreat from the wild boars which were in the forest of Gautries. The Romans called the city Eboracum, it is memorable for the death of two emperors, Severus and Constatius Chlorus, and for the nativity of Constanine the Great.

John Yorke

b.1592 Dover, NH; s/o parents ukn
d.abt.1640 N. Yarmouth, ME
m.1615 Ruth ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Yorke

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Richard Yorke

b.1617 Dover, NH; s/o John Yorke and Ruth
d.March 27, 1674 Dover, NH
m.1641/2 Casco Bay, ME Elizabeth ______
she m.(2)bef.Oct. 1680 William Graves

CHILDREN included:

  1. Rachel York b.1641 Dover, NH prob. d.y.
  2. John York b.May 17, 1690 Norridgewock, ME
  3. Samuel York
  4. Elizabeth York b.1646 Durham, NH m.Philip Carte
  5. Rachel York b.1647 m.______ Halle
  6. Benjamin York b.1654
  7. Grace York b.abt.1656

NOTE: Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire page 243: YORK, Richard, planter, Dover, taxed Oct. 19, 1648. Signed petition to Mass. Gen. Court in 1654. With wife Elizabeth sold land 7 Aug. 1661.

Elizabeth, his daughter m.at Exeter 23 Sept. 1668 Philip Carte [Norfolk County Records] He made will 23 Apr. 1672, "well stricken in years", beq. to sons John, Samuel and Benjamin; daughters Elizabeth Cartie, Rachel Halle and Grace York; grandchildren Richard and Benjamin York, and to his wife. Brought into court 30 June 1674 and administration granted to the widow Elizabeth and son John.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: RICHARD, resident Dover, NH, 1648.
SAMUEL, b.1645, living Gloucester, Mass., died 1718.

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Samuel York

b.1645 Durham, NH; s/o Richard and Elizabeth Yorke
d.March 18, 1718 Gloucester, MA
m.1667 Durham, NH Hannah ______
b.1654 of N. Yarmouth, ME and Durham Co., NH; parents ukn
d.Nov. 28, 1724 Gloucester, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Hannah York b.abt.1673
  2. Samuel York b.1678 d.June 17, 1767
  3. Benjamin York b.1680 Falmouth Foreside, ME d.bef.1764
  4. Richard York b.1682 d.May 2, 1718
  5. Sarah York b.abt.1683 d.Aug. 9, 1718 Gloucester, MA
  6. Elizabeth York b.1686 Casco Bay, ME m.Dec. 15, 1703 Amesbury, MA Samuel Griffin
  7. John York b.April 13, 1695 Gloucester, MA d.Dec. 8, 1699 Gloucester, MA
  8. Thomas York b.abt.1697 d.July 30, 1699

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