Deborah Topping/Ward (Lockwood)

Is your surname Lockwood?

Research the Lockwood family

Deborah Topping/Ward (Lockwood)'s Geni Profile

Records for Deborah Lockwood

592,327 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Deborah Lockwood

Also Known As: "Deborah Topping"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Kittery, York County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Lockwood and Susanna Ferris
Wife of DR. WILLIAM WARD; Unk Tappan (Toppin); John Topping and Dr. William Ward
Mother of Esther Lord; Zerubbabel Topping; Ephraim Topping; Josiah Topping; Sarah Innskeep and 8 others
Sister of Lt. Jonathan Lockwood; Joseph (2) Lockwood; Daniel Lockwood, Sr.; Ephraim Lockwood; Lt. Gershom Lockwood and 5 others
Half sister of Abigail Lockwood

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Deborah Topping/Ward (Lockwood)

RESEARCH_NOTES: 1. "Connecticut Ancestry," periodical published by the Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc., Dec. 2004, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 119-130: "Robert Lockwood of Watertown, Stamford and Fairfield: English Ancestry, New England Connections and Children's Marriages," by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, (may be contacted at 2 Fenway, Deny, NH 03038, or at ). Note that the following is a partial transcript of the full transcript in the notes of Robert Lockwood; the full article is well written by one of the very best modern genealogists and should be consulted in conjunction with the following notes: "GENEALOGICAL Summary Robert1 Lockwood was almost certainly the child of that name baptized at Combs, Suffolk, on 18 January 1600[/1], son of Edmund and Alice (Cowper) Lockwood. He died, probably at Fairfield, between 21 May 1657 (when he was appointed sergeant at Fairfield) and 11 September 1658 (when his inventory was taken), and probably closer to the latter date. He married by 1634 Susanna2 Norman, baptized 31 July 1617 at Charminster, Dorset, daughter of Richard1 and Florence (___) Norman of Salem. Massachusetts.(54) After 20 October 1658 (when she was still referred to as "widow Lockwood"), she married (2) Jeffrey Ferris, and she died at Greenwich on 23 December 1660.(55) Robert Lockwood arrived in New England no later than 1633 (and perhaps as early as 1630). As a resident of Watertown he was granted by the town a full proprietary share, which he sold in 1646, at which time he removed to Stamford, where he purchased the proprietary share of Rev. Richard Denton, which he disposed of in 1650. By 1650 he had removed to Fairfield, where he purchased the proprietary share originally granted to Henry Gray. Children(i-vi born Watertown(56)): i. Jonathan Lockwood, b. Watertown 10 September 1634. He m. by 6 January 1664[/5?] Mary Ferris, daughter of Jeffrey Ferris.(57) ii. DEBORAH Lockwood, b. Watertown 12 October 1636. She m. (1) by 20 October 1658 William Ward, son of Andrew Ward.(58) She m. (2) by 1678 John Topping.(59) iii. Joseph Lockwood, b. Watertown 6 August 1638. He m. (1) by an unknown date Beacham, daughter of Robert Beacham.(60) He possibly m. (2) after 1689 Mary (Coley) (Simpson) Stream, widow of Peter Simpson and John Stream.(61) iv. Daniel Lockwood, b. Watertown 25 March 1640. He m. by about 1669 Abigail Sherwood, daughter of Thomas Sherwood of Fairfield.(62) v. EPHRAIM Lockwood, b. Watertown 1 December 1641. He m. Norwalk 8 June 1665 Mercy St. John,(63) daughter of Mathias St. John.(64) vi. GERSHOM Lockwood, b. Watertown 6 September 1643. He m. (1) 65 He m. (2) Oyster Bay 3 August 1697 Elizabeth (Townsend) Wright, daughter of John Townsend and widow of Gideon Wright.(66) vii. JohnLockwood, b. say 1646. The inventory of the estate of"John Lockwood" was taken "by us as selectmen of the town of Norwocke in February last Anno 1675 [probably 1675/6]" (including a debt "from the country for wages as a soldier") and presented by Ephraim Lockwood; apparently unmarried.(67) viii. Abigail Lockwood, b. say 1648. She m. by about 1668 John Barlow, son of Thomas Barlow.(68) ix. Sarah Lockwood, b. say 1650; d. Fairfield 1 March 1650[/1].(69) x. Sarah Lockwood, b. Fairfield 27 February 1651[/2?].(70) She was living on 28 May 1661.(71) She may have married Abraham Adams.(72) xi. Mary Lockwood, b. say 1654. She m. (1) by 1681 Jonathan3 Huestis (Angel2, Robert1).(73) She m. (2) by 1713 Joseph Knapp.(74) Footnotes: 54. TAG 77(2002):102-3; Anderson, "Great Migration Begins," 2:1334-36. 55. Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, "The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, "Volume 2, C-F (Boston, 2001), pp. 517-21 (cited hereafter as Anderson et al., Great Migration). 56. "Watertown Records: Vital Records," pp. 1:3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11; Register 6:380, 7:159, 160, 162, 281, 283. 57. Anderson et al., "Great Migration," 2:517-21; Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:382. 58. Fairfield Probate Records 1:43; Anderson, Great Migration Begins 3:1918-21 (which misstates the estimated date of marriage). 59. Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:645 (citing "Marriage agreement between Ebenezer Hawley and Hester Ward, dau. of Mrs. Deborah Topping of Southampton, 19 Apr. 1678"). 60. In his will of 24 November 1689, "Rob[er]t Beacham of Maxemas Farms in Fairfeild" included bequests to "my grandchild Robert Lockwood," "my grandchild Susana Lockwood," "my other two grandchildren John and Sarah Lockwood," and made "my loving son-in-law Joseph Lockwood" sole executor [Fairfield Probate Records 4:36]. 61. Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:383. 62. Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:383, 548-49 (in her will of 29 January 1691/2, widow Abigail Lockwood made brother Matthew Sherwood one of her overseers). 63. Norwalk Deeds 1:49. 64. Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:513. 65. Holden and Lockwood claim that she was "Lady Ann Millington from England, daughter of Lord Millington," an unsupported and highly unlikely identification (Lockwood Family 16-17). In 1930 Jacobus called her "Ann [?Millington] of Windsor," but in 1955 he referred to her simply as "(first wife)" and gave to Gershom, son of this Gershom, wife Ann Millington (Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:384-85; TAG 31:224). This latter Gershom had a son named Millington (TAG 31:226), which may be the origin of the proposed Millington connection. 66. John Cox, Jr., ed., "Oyster Bay Town Records," Volume I, 1653-1690 (New York, 1916), p. 515. In 1955 Jacobus argued that this Elizabeth died and that Gershom had a third wife, also named Elizabeth. In presenting the estate papers for Gershom, Jacobus states that "The prenuptial contract of Gershom with his widow was dated 2 Oct. 1716" (TAG 31:225-26). This prenuptial contract has not been found, but the will of Gershom Lockwood, dated 2 October 1716, refers to "what I have [given] to my dear & loving wife Elizabeth as in my deed of gift to her" (Fairfield Probate Records Case #3836). If Jacobus mistook this reference to a deed of gift as a prenuptial contract, then we have evidence for only one wife named Elizabeth. 67. Fairfield Probate Records 3:23-24. 68. Fairfield Probate Records 3:313. The eldest child of John and Abigail (Lockwood) Barlow was born about 1668 (Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:29. 69. Edwin Stanley Welles, ed., Births Marriages and Deaths Returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield and Entered in the Early Land Records of the Colony of Connecticut (Hartford, 1898), p. 30 (cited hereafter as Welles, "Birth, Marriages and Deaths ... of Connecticut"). 70. Welles, "Births Marriages and Deaths ... of Connecticut," p. 30. 71. Fairfield Probate Records 1:65, 67. 72. In a footnote to his account of Abraham Adams, son of Edward Adams of Fairfield, Jacobus reports that "Mr. Clarence A. Torrey of Dorchester, Mass., ... suggests from circumstantial evidence that the mother of the Adams children may have been Sarah Lockwood" (Jacobus, "Old Fairfield," 1:9-10). The "circumstantial evidence" was that Sarah Lockwood was available, that Abraham Adams used the names Deborah and Susannah for daughters, and that the children of Daniel Burr with his first wife (one of whom married a Lockwood) chose Adams as their attorney (letters from CAT to DLJ dated 18 and 19 December 1929, and letter of DLJ to CAT dated 20 December 1929, Folder #2, Correspondence of DLJ and CAT, Connecticut Historical Society. 73. Fairfield Probate Records 3:314; TAG 30:127-28, 73:204-5. 74. On 28 April 1713, "Joseph Knap of the Town of Gree[n]wich ... & Mary his wife formerly Mary Heusted relect of Jonathan Heusted of the said Greenwich deceased" deeded to Jonathan Jessup land formerly held by Jonathan Huestis [Greenwich Deeds 2:85]."

2. The following partial excerpt from biographical notes for Edmund Lockwood (the immigrant) applies to the first generation of American Lockwood descendants of Robert. The quote is from "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Volumes I-III, for the full transcription, see the notes of Edmund: "Bibliographic Note: The 1889 Lockwood genealogy (Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood, "Descendants of Robert Lockwood," "History of the Lockwood Family in America," [Philadelphia 1889]) was deservedly described by Jacobus as "a genealogical atrocity" [TAG 31:222]. By lumping all the descendants of the first Edmund under his brother Robert, the posterity of this family through eldest son Edmund was misplaced. Donald Lines Jacobus began to sort the family out properly in 1930, with further contributions made in 1955 [FOOF 1:380-81; TAG 31:222-24]. In 1978 Harriet Woodbury Hodge published detailed arguments for a rearrangement of the Lockwood families that would restore to Edmund Lockwood his children ["Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his son Edmund Lockwood (c. 1625-1693) of Stamford, Connecticut" (New York 1978), cited above as Lockwood Gen]."

3. FHL Book 929.273 L814a or FHL film 1321248, item 6, "Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) of Cambridge, Massachusetts and his son Edmund Lockwood (c. 1625-1693) of Stamford Connecticut," by Harriet Woodbury Hodge, C.G., 1978: "Foreword. EDMUND Lockwood, The FORGOTTEN ANCESTOR. In 1630 two Lockwood brothers, 'Mr.' Edmund, aged 36 and Sergeant Robert, aged 36, came to New England with the Winthrop Fleet. Both men were sons of Edmund and Ales (Cowper) Lockwood of Combs, co. Suffolk, England. (See Phi more and Blagg, 'Suffolk County Registers, Marriages,' 1:123 and Banks, 'Winthrop Fleet of 1630,' pp. 79,80. Both brothers have many American descendants living today, those of Robert far more numerous than those of his brother, Edmund. Unfortunately, few of the Edmund Lockwood family acknowledge him as one of their forefathers, believing erroneously that they are descendants of Robert. The 'Edmund Lockwood Family Society' is today an exclusive group with a mere handful of members. How has this situation come about? James Savage, who published his 'Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England' in 1860-2, recognized that Edmund Lockwood had progeny into the third generation. But in 1889, two unbelievably inept compilers, Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood, threw together a thick tome entitled 'Descendants of Robert Lockwood, History of the Lockwood Family in America.' This book, replete with multiple errors, assumes, as its title suggests, that all early American Lockwoods were descendants of Sgt. Robert Lockwood. His brother, Edmund Lockwood, is consigned to an appendix, which omits any mention of the records of Edmund's surviving son, Edmund Lockwood of Stamford, Connecticut. Then, confronted with the six surviving children of Edmund Lockwood, the compilers divide them up and add them to the families of two sons of Robert Lockwood: Ephraim of Norwalk and Jonathan of Greenwich. The original errors are compounded in the Lockwood genealogy, tangling inextricably the lines of both Edmund and Robert Lockwood. In 1930 Donald Lines Jacobus, who called the Holden and Lockwood compilation 'a genealogical atrocity' ('The American Genealogist,' 31:222 ff.), corrected the Connecticut Lockwood families through the first two generations in the 'History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield.' Unfortunately, this work has only recently become widely available through a reprinted edition, is as yet unknown to many Lockwood researchers and does not 'come down' far enough on Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich lines to help identify later Lockwoods. Jacobus cautioned (TAG, 31:222), that no one should accept the 1889 Lockwood genealogy without extensive verification. Jacobus, using carefully studied probate records, showed that no Connecticut Lockwood of suitable age could have been father of Abraham Lockwood (c1670-1747) of Rhode Island (Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, p. 125) or of Richard Lockwood (1678-1757) of Delaware. The old Lockwood genealogy simply inserts Abraham and Richard into Connecticut families to which they clearly do not belong! The Delaware and Rhode Island Lockwoods are separate lines and must look elsewhere for their ancestry. Additionally, two English Lockwood pedigrees are shown on preface pages xxiv and xxv of the Holden and Lockwood 1889 genealogy. Caveat! No connection to any American Lockwood has been proved or can be inferred. The present compilation is limited in scope and does not attempt to correct more than a few of the errors in 'The Descendants of Robert Lockwood.' We have focused on retrieving the descendants of Edmund Lockwood, reworking the lineages. We have carried out all the male lines and a few females' families through five generations, insofar as they can be determined. Some have eluded us and we hope other researchers may provide us with the careers of more fifth generation descendants of Edmund Lockwood, from original material. We have included here a few sixth generation families, whose records have not been published heretofore. This book contains much new material, principally from original deeds. Harriet W. Hodge, C. G.' References: Donald Lines Jacobus, 'History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield,' vol. 1, pp. 380-85, 715-16; vol. 2, p. 1075. (N.B. In this work, Fairfield, CT Lockwood families are carried on, but not those of Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich.) Donald Lines Jacobus, 'An Atrocious Lockwood Blunder,' 'The American Genealogist,' 31:222-28. Charles Henry Pope, 'The Pioneers of Massachusetts,' pp. 289, 330. Charles E. Banks, 'The Winthrop Fleet of 1630,' Boston, 1930, pp. 79, 80. Robert Lockwood, son of Edmund and Ales (Cowper) Lockwood, bp. 18 Jan 1600 at Combs, co. Suffolk, England, d. 1658 at Fairfield, Connecticut, m. Susannah, prob. dau of Richard Norman of Salem, Mass. She 2/m. Jeffrey Ferris. Children: 1. Jonathan, b. 10 Sep 1634 Watertown, MA, d. 12 May 1688 Greenwich, CT, m. Mary Ferris who 2/m. 1696 Thomas Merritt. Ch: a. Robert, d. 1732/3 m. Mary ___. b. Jonathan, died without issue 1689. c. Gershom, d. 1757 m. Hannah ____. d. Joseph, - n.f.i. e. Abigail m. Thomas? Baxter. 2. Deborah, b. 12 Oct 1636, Watertown, MA, 1/ m. William Ward 2/m. John Topping. 3. Joseph, b. 6 Aug 1638, Watertown, MA, d. 1717, Fairfield, CT, 1/m. ___ Beacham, 2/m. Mary (Coley) (Simpson) Stream. Ch: (by 1/w.) a. Robert, d. c1715, 1/m. ____, 2/m. Mary () Butler. b. Susanna, 1/m. Nathaniel Burr, 2/m. Benjamin Rumsey. c. John, d. 1736, m. Elizabeth Sarah, without issue 4. Daniel, b. 21 Mar 1640 Watertown, MA, d. 1691 Fairfield, CT, m. Abigail Sherwood. Ch: a. Daniel, b. 1669 d. 1698, m. Abigail Burr who 2/m. Elnathan Hanford and 3/m. Nathaniel Sherman. b. Abigail, b. c1674, m. Samuel Robinson. c. Mary, b. c1681, m. Nathan Morehouse. 5. Ephraim, b. 1 Dec 1641 Watertown, MA d. 1685 Norwalk, CT, m. Mercy St. John. Ch: a. John, b. 1665/6 died without issue1690/1. b. Daniel, b. 1668 d. 1712, m. Sarah Benedict c. Sarah, b. 1670, m. John Platt, Jr. d. Ephraim, b. 1673, d.y. e. Eliphalet, b. 1675/6, m. Mary Gold. f. Joseph, b. 1680, d. 1760, 1/m. Mary Weed, 2/m. Hannah ___. g. James, b. 1683, 1/m. Lydia Smith, 2/m. Mercy (Bushnell) (Bostwick) Gaylord. 6. Gershom, b. 6 Sep 1643 Watertown, MA, d.1718/9 Greenwich, CT, 1/m. ____ of Windsor, CT, 2/m. 1697 Elizabeth (/Townsend) Wright, 3/m. Elizabeth ___. Ch: (by 1/w.) a. Gershom, d. by 1761, m. Ann Millington. b. Hannah, 1/m. John Burwell, 2/m. Thomas Hanford. c. Elizabeth, d. 1702, m. 1693/4 John Bates. d. Joseph, d. 1748, m. ?Sarah Green. e. Sarah, b. c1679, d. 1765, 1/m. 1699/1700 Nathaniel Selleck, 2/m. 1713/4 Benjamin Hickock, 3/m. 1755 Samuel Kellogg. 7. John, d. 1677, unmarried. 8. Abigail, m. before 1681 John Barlow. 9. Sarah, d. 1 Mar 1650/1 Connecticut. 10. Sarah, b. 27 Feb 1651/2 Connecticut, ? m. Abraham Adams. 11. Mary, 1/m. Jonathan Husted, 2/m. Joseph Knapp."

4. Per "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield," Donald Lines Jacobus, comp. and ed. pages 384: "Son of Robert. Born at Watertown, Mass., 1 Dec 1641; d. at Norwalk in 1685; m. at Norwalk, 8 Jun 1665, Mercy St. John, dau. of Matthew, Sr. Aged about 43, will 13 Jan 1685; (mentions wife and Children). Inv. 20 Jul 1685; Mercy Lockwood make oath, 2 Nov 1685. The birthdates of the children are listed in the probate records. Inv. of Mercy Lockwood of Norwalk, 1 Feb 1694/5 (list of survivors)." Note that Jacobus equates wife's last name of SENTION to ST. JOHN.

5. The book: "Genealogy of the Lockwood Family 1630-1888 - Descendents of Robert Lockwood, Colonial and Revolutionary History of the Lockwood Family in America from A.D. 1630," compiled by Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood, printed privately by the family, 1889, Philadelphia: "b. 1 Dec 1641, in Watertown, MA, resided in Norwalk, CT...He removed to CT with his father in his youth. (History Cambridge, p.599) Married June 8th, 1665, Mercy Sention, now written St. John, dau. of Matthias Sention, Sr., of Norwalk, CT (History Norwalk, p.184). Mr. Lockwood's name is 'In the Table of Home Lots.'...Made a freeman Oct 1667." (Note: See hard file for more references and sources of legal transactions, list of 10 children born from 1665/6 to about 1690, and an early map of Norwalk showing where Ephraim lived in 1664.)

6. From FHL book 929.273-K727kaa: "The Ancestral Lines of Mary Lenore Knapp," compiled by Alfred Averill Knapp, M.D.,1800 Columbia Terrace, Peoria, Illinois; 1947. Note the discrepancy from Susannah's supposed married date of 28 May 1661 and death date a year earlier 23 Dec. 1660: '11-G-41. Robert Lockwood, son of 12-G-32. Edmund Lockwood & ? B. At Combs, Co. Suffolk, England. Bapt. Jan. 18, 1600 D. 1658. No will. Inventory 9-11-1658, by John Banks. Wife, Administrator. M. Susannah Norman. 11-G-42. (which see) First 6 children recorded in Watertown." "11-G-42. SUSANNAH NORMAN, dau. of 12-G-33. Richard Norman & ? of Salem, Mass. D. Dec. 23, 1660, at Greenwich, Conn. M. 1st, Robert Lockwood. 11-G-41. (which see) 2nd, Jeffrey Ferris, of Greenwich. Marriage contract signed 5-28-1661. He d. 1666. He was the guardian of Robert's children. Robert and Susannah had: 1. Jonathan Lockwood, b. 9-10-1634. 2. Deborah Lockwood, b. 10-12-1636. m. 1st, before 10-2-1658, Ensign Williams Ward. 2nd, John Tapping. 3. Joseph Lockwood, b. 8-6-1638. 4. Daniel Lockwood, b. 3-21-1640. 10-G-44. (which see) 5. Ephraim Lockwood, b. 12-1-1641. 6. Gershom Lockwood, b. 9-6-1643. 7. John Lockwood, d. 1677. Single. Inventory about 1677. 8. Abigail Lockwood, m. John Barlow, Jr. 9. Sarah Lockwood, d. 3-1-1650/1. Perhaps 1st wife of Lieut. Abraham Adams. 10. Mary Lockwood, m. 1st, Jonathan Husted, 2nd, Joseph Knapp, of Greenwich, probably. 11. Deborah Lockwood, probably."

7. "The Great Migration," by Robert Charles Anderson: "Robert Lockwood... Migration:1633. First Residence: Watertown. Removes: Stamford 1646, Fairfield 1650... Estate: ...On 20 October 1658, "the widow Lockwood" presented her husband's inventory, and the court appointed "the widow Susanna Lockwood to be administratrix"; "the deceased having left no will, the Court orders as followeth: that the widow shall have a third part of the state and the rest of the children being nine in number, their names are Jonathan, Joseph, Daniell, Epraim, Gershom, John, Abigail, Sarah and Mary, shall have the rest of the estate divided amongst them as followeth, the eldest son Jonathan is to have a double portion only that estate which the said Jonathan received of his father before his death being here made to appear to be fifty-seven pounds, twelve shillings, is to be reckoned to be part of his double portion, and ... the rest of the estate is to be divided among the rest of the children only each of the sons are to have a third part more than [each] of the daughters ...; Deborah being married hath received her portion of her father before his death" [Fairfield PR 1:43]... On 28 May 1661, "whereas Jeffery Ferris by marriage with his wife Susanna now deceased stands engaged to pay certain legacies due to the children of Robert Lockwood deceased according to the administration entered in court 20 October 1658 and whereas he sayeth that Joseph & Daniell hath received their portions already as also that they have received the portions of Epraim & Gershom & that they are to stand engaged to see it paid according to the court order and that he intends at the first opportunity to clear himself thereof at a court and whereas John & the three daughters portions are still in his hand, he having removed out of this jurisdiction and security being demanded, he doth by these presents bind over all his housing and accommodations that he hath in Greenwich that the legacies shall be truly paid" [Fairfield PR 1:65, 67]. On 1 December 1681, "Jonathan Hewsteed of Greenwich having marrying Mary Lockwood the daughter of Robert and Susanna Lockwood" acknowledged having received his wife's portion of her parents' estates from "Daniell Lockwood, Joseph Lockwood and Will[ia]m Ward administrators upon the estate of their father and mother" [Fairfield PR 3:314]. On 28 December 1681, "John Barlowe of Fairfeild," noting that "there was a portion due out of the estate of my father-in-law Robert Lockwood deceased and of the estate of my mother -in-law Susanna Ferris deceased unto she that is now my wife Abigal their daughter, and whereas that my brother-in-law Will[ia]m Ward in his lifetime and my brother-in-laws Joseph and Daniel Lockwood were appointed by the court to administer on the abovesaid estate," acknowledged having received his wife's portion [Fairfield PR 3:313]... Children: i. Jonathan Lockwood, b. Watertown 10 September 1634 [NEHGR 6:380; WaVR 1:3]; m. by 6 January 1664[/5?] Mary Ferris, daughter of JEFFREY FERRIS [GM 2:2:519-20]. ii. DEBORAH Lockwood, b. Watertown 12 October 1636 [NEHGR 7:159; WaVR 1:4]; m. (1) by 20 October 1658 William Ward, son of Andrew WARD {1633, Watertown} [GMB 3:1918-21 (which misstates the estimated date of marriage)]; m. (2) by 1678 John Topping [FOOF 1:265, 645 (citing "Marriage agreement between Ebenezer Hawley and Hester Ward, daughter of Mrs. Deborah Topping of Southampton, 19 Apr. 1678")]. iii. Joseph Lockwood, b. Watertown 6 August 1638 [NEHGR 7:160; WaVR 1:5]; m. (1) by an unknown date ___ Beacham, daughter of Robert Beacham (in his will of 24 November 1689, "Rob[er]t Beacham of Maxemas Farms in Fairfeild" included bequests to "my grandchild Robert Lockwood," "my grandchild Susana Lockwood," "my other two grandchildren John and Sarah Lockwood," and made "my loving son-in-law Joseph Lockwood" sole executor [Fairfield PR 4:36]); possibly m. (2) after 1689 Mary (Coley) (Simpson) Stream, widow of Peter Simpson and John Stream [FOOF 1:383]. iv. Daniel Lockwood, b. Watertown 25 March 1640 [NEHGR 7:162; WaVR 1:8]; m. by about 1669 Abigail Sherwood (eldest known child b. about 1669 [FOOF 1:383]), daughter of Thomas Sherwood [FOOF 1:383, 548-49]. v. EPHRAIM Lockwood, b. Watertown 1 December 1641 [NEHGR 7:281; WaVR 1:9]; m. Norwalk 8 June 1665 Mercy St. John [Norwalk LR 1:49], daughter of Mathias St. John [FOOF 1:513]. vi. GERSHOM Lockwood, b. Watertown 6 September 1643 [NEHGR 7:283; WaVR 1:11]; m. (1) ___ ___ ["Connecticut Ancestry" 47:130]; m. (2) Oyster Bay 3 August 1697 Elizabeth (Townsend) Wright [Oyster Bay TR 1:515], daughter of John Townsend and widow of Gideon Wright ["Connecticut Ancestry" 47:130; FOOF 1:384-85]. vii. JohnLockwood, b. say 1646; the inventory of the estate of "John Lockwood" was taken "by us as selectmen of the town of Norwocke in February last Anno 1675 [probably 1675/6]" (including a debt "from the country for wages as a soldier") and presented by Ephraim Lockwood [Fairfield PR 3:23-24]; apparently unm. viii. Abigail Lockwood, b. say 1648; m. by about 1668 John Barlow (eldest known child b. about 1668), son of Thomas Barlow [Fairfield PR 3:313; FOOF 1:29]. ix. Sarah Lockwood, b. say 1650; d. Fairfield 1 March 1650[/1] [CTVR30]. x. Sarah Lockwood, b. Fairfield 27 February 1651[/2?] [CTVR 30]; she may have married Abraham Adams [Connecticut Ancestry 47:130; FOOF 1:9-10]. xi. Mary Lockwood, b. say 1654; m. (1) by 1681 Jonathan Huestis [Fairfield PR 3:314; TAG 30:127-28, 73:204-5]; m. (2) by 1713 Joseph Knapp (on 28 April 1713, "Joseph Knap of the town of Gree[n]wich ... & Mary his wife formerly Mary Heusted relict of Jonathan Heusted of the said Greenwich deceased" deeded to Jonathan Jessup land formerly held by Jonathan Huestis [Greenwich LR 2:85; FOOF 1:317-18]). Associations: ...in the grants of land in the Beaverbrook Plowlands and the Remote Meadows, which were based on household size, Robert Lockwood received six acres. At the date of these grants, in late 1636 and early 1637, the immediate household of Robert Lockwood was four persons (himself, his wife, and his two eldest children)... Comments: ...Although Robert Lockwood created no surviving records during his residence at Stamford, we place him there from 1646 to 1650 for two reasons. First, he left Watertown at the same time that others of that own, especially Nicholas Knapp, made the move to Stamford [GMN:8]. Second, in 1650, when he was already at Fairfield, he sold land in Stamford which had been the proprietary share of the Rev. Richard Denton [Stamford TR 1:41], who had left Stamford prior to 1646. This and would have been the residence of Robert Lockwood during his sojourn at Stamford. In 1654 two members of the family of Robert Lockwood became embroiled in the witchcraft trial of Goody Knapp. On 13 May 1654, "Susan Lockwood, wife of Robert Lockwood," and "Deborah Lockwood, of the age of 17 or thereabout," gave depositions of events on the day of Goody Knapp's execution [NHCR 2:82-83; Witchhunting 74-86]. Bibliographic Note: In 1889 Frederic A. Holden and F. Dunbar Lockwood compiled a genealogy of the descendants of the Lockwood brothers ["Descendants of Robert Lockwood, Colonial and Revolutionary History of the Lockwood Family in America from A.D. 1630," Philadelphia 1889)]. In 1927 Clarence A. Torrey identified the wife of this immigrant NYGBR 58:395-96]. Donald Lines Jacobus treated Robert Lockwood and his descendants in the course of his work on the families of Fairfield [FOOF 1:380-87]. In 1978, building on the work of Jacobus and correcting the "Lockwood Family," Harriet Woodbury Hodge published an account of the immigrant Edmund Lockwood, thus correcting earlier accounts of Robert Lockwood ["Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and His son Edmund Lockwood (c. 1625-1693) of Stamford, Connecticut" (New York 1978)]. In 1984 Harriet Woodbury Hodge published an account of the agnate descendants of Ephraim Lockwood, son of this immigrant ["Connecticut Ancestry" 27:9-18, 64-70, 141-47]. In 2004 Robert Charles Anderson published a study of this immigrant, concentrating on his English origin, his landholding and the marriages of his children ["Connecticut Ancestry" 47:119-30]."

BIRTH: 1. Per "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield," Donald Lines Jacobus, comp. and ed. pages 380,381: "Ephraim, b. 1 Dec 1641."

MARRIAGE: 1. Mary St. John is reported per book "New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial," comp. William Richard Cutter, Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1994, p 1937: "Ephraim, son of Robert and Susannah Lockwood, was born 1 Dec 1641. He married, 8 Jun 1665, Mary St. John. Child, Daniel." See note above wherein name SENTION and ST. Johnis equated.

SOURCES_MISC: 1. The book: "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before 1692" by James Savage, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981, Baltimore, vol.3, p.104.

2. Per book "New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial," comp. William Richard Cutter, Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1994, p.35. Notes: "He removed with his parents when a child to Fairfield, and afterward lived in Norwalk, CT. His name appears in the list of home lots there...He bought the home lot of Jonathan Marsh, 10 Dec 1664."

http://www.myfamilysearch.net/getperson.php?personID=I3269&tree=2005217a

______________________________

view all 19

Deborah Topping/Ward (Lockwood)'s Timeline

1636
October 12, 1636
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1651
December 1, 1651
Age 15
Footford, Staffordshire, England
1658
October 20, 1658
Age 22
Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, United States
1660
April 18, 1660
Age 23
Connecticut Colony
April 18, 1660
Age 23
April 19, 1660
Age 23
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States
1662
January 29, 1662
Age 23
1663
March 1663
Age 23
Southampton, Suffolk, New York, United States
1663
Age 23
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1664
February 6, 1664
Age 23