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About Elizabeth Lowell (Silvester)
- The historic genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899 (1899)
- 1. PERCIVAL LOWELL1 (Lowle), b. in England 1571, "Percefall dyed Jan. 8, 1664 at Newbury, Mass. * M. in England Rebecca ___ , d. in Newbury, Mass. Dec. 28, 1645.
- He was therefore 68 years of age when he came to New England, and 93 when he d.
- In England he res. at Kingston-Seymour, Clevedon, Portbury, Weston-in-Gardano, all of Somersetshire, also Bristol of Gloucestershire. He came to Newbury, Mass., New England, from Bristol, England 1639 in the ship "Jonathan."
- In 1597 he was assessor in Kingston-Seymour, England.
- The early parish records covering his early life in England unfortunately are lost, leaving much unknown that would have been of great interest.
- Percival and family must have been well conditioned people in England. They had their well authenticated coat of arms with other evidence of their high position.
- They had in Bristol. England, a large mercantile establishment under the firm name of "Percival Lowle and Co."
- This firm was composed of the father Percival, the son John, and perhaps the son Richard, and possible William Gerrish, who came over with the Lowles and subsequently m. Percival's sister, Mrs. Joanna Oliver, widow of John Oliver.
- .... etc.
- 1653 Percival Lowell was appraiser of the estate of Thomas Millard of Newbury. Mass. This Thos. Millard m. Abigail Goodale, sister of Elizabeth, wife of John Lowell, oldest son of Percival.
- SECOND GENERATION.
- Children of Percival1  and Rebecca ___ Lowell:
- 2. I. JOHN2, b. in England 1595, d. in Newbury, Mass. July 10, 1647;
- m. 1st in England Margaret (Mary (written in)) ___ , d. soon after the b. of her fifth child, 1639, the same year of her arrival in New England.
- m. 2nd in Newbury, Mass. 1639, Elizabeth Goodale, b. in Yarmouth Norfolk Co., England, d. in Newbury, Mass. April 23, 1651, dau. of John Goodale and wife, widow Elizabeth Taylor of Newbury, Mass.
- Elizabeth Goodale, with her mother and family, came from Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England 1638, to Newbury, Mass. The Goodale family consisted of the mother, and son Richard, daus. Abigail or Ann, who m. 1st Thomas Millard of Boston, Mass., and 2nd in Newbury Mass. Dec. 26, 1654, Daniel Pierce, Elizabeth who m. John Lowell, and Susanna Taylor, a half-sister, who m. Abraham Tappan of Newbury. John Goodale's will is dated at Yarmouth, England, June 1625, in which is mentioned Elizabeth and others.
- For will of John Lowell, see A in appendix.
- For will of his wife Elizabeth, see B in appendix.
- John Lowell came to New England 1639, with his father, bringing wife and four children. He was a man of good education for those early days; was a man of prominence and influence in the community.
- Feb. 2, 1640, he was made freeman; was constable Dec. 10, 1641; Deputy in the General Court March 7, 1644; was appointed May 14, 1645, as one of three Commissioners of this town to settle small disputes, involving less than 20 shillings, and reappointed, holding the position until his d. ; he held the office of town clerk at his d.
- While yet in England he apprenticed himself in 1619, when 24 years of age. to Richard Baugh of Bristol, England, who was a "Glover."
- He was admitted as a citizen of Bristol, England in 1629.
- Sept. 7, 1637, he had Richard Dole apprenticed to him for seven years.
- Dole came with the Lowells to America and became a merchant of wealth and prominence in Newbury, where he settled.
- For "peticon" (petition] addressed to the General Court of Mass. Bay Colony, and the Court's action, see C in appendix.
- March 17, 1742, he, with his father, was a freeholder.
- The John Lowell line
- THIRD GENERATION.
- Children of John2  (Percival1) and 1st wife Mary ___ Lowell :
- 6. I. JOHN3, b. in England 1629, d. in Boston, Mass.. Jan. 7, 1694 ;
- m. 1st by Mr. William Hibbins Jan. 3, 1653, Hannah Proctor, dau. of George P. and Edith Proctor, and sister of Abigail, who m. Joseph Lowell (10).
- m 2nd by Mr. Hatherley, in Scituate, Mass. Jan. 24, 1658, Elizabeth Sylvester ("Silvester") of Scituate, Mass., b. Jan. 23, 1644, d. 1666, dau. of Richard and Naomi (Tarreyin) Sylvester.
- Richard and Naomi Sylvester were m. 1632, he d. 1663, and she d. Nov. 1668.
- m. 3rd in 1666, Naomi Sylvester, b. 1649, sister of John's 2nd wife Elizabeth.
- These two daughters were the only children of Richard and Naomi Sylvester.
- John Lowell was a "cooper," early removed to Boston, Mass. , where he was first m. : where his two eldest children were b. and where his first wife d.
- He then moved to Scituate, Mass., m. his 2nd wife and had five more children b. there. After m. in that place his third wife, he removed to Rehobath, Mass. , where five more of his children were b. He then returned to Boston, Mass., where the last five of his children were b.
- In 1677 he and his brother Joseph signed a petition in Boston.
- March 2, 1669, while in Rehobath, he received a grant of land in that place by the Court.
- In 1656, while of Boston, he purchased a house and lot of Thomas Venner.
- Sept. 27, 1694, his widow, Naomi, was appointed to administer his estate which inventoried at £77-8-6.
- In the administration papers he is called "Cooper"'
- For deed given by him and others, see appendix C.
- FOURTH GENERATION.
- Children of John3  (John2, Percival1) and 1st wife Hannah (Proctor) Lowell :
- 14. I. JOHN4 b. July 16, 1655, bapt. in Boston, Mass. Aug. 26, 1656, d. soon.
- 15. II. MARY4, b. in Boston, Mass. Jan. 7, 1657, bapt. Nov. 10, 1657.
- By 2nd m.
- 16. III. JOHN4, b. in Scituate, Mass. April, 7, 1660, probably d. June 7, 1694, on the ship "Amity" of Boston. See under Joseph (10) ;
- m. Esther ___
- He was probably a mariner, or importer of goods from Bristol, England, as he is designated as being of Bristol, Eng., when his Uncle Joseph (10) was appointed administrator of his estate in 1700. 1670 he chose Joseph Sylvester of Scituate, as his guardian.
- 17. IV. PETER4, b. in Scituate, Mass. 1661, bapt. Nov. 26, 1661.
- 18. V. JOSEPH4, b. in Scituate, Mass. 1662, d. soon.
- 19. VI. PATIENCE4, b. in Scituate, Mass. Oct. 7, 1663 or 2.
- Probably m. March 28, 1682, Samuel Beal of Lynn, Mass.
- In the Lynn Records her name is spelled Louill. The clerk's w's are said to be distinct, but his v's are often u's, hence Mrs. Dana, who has made search, thinks Samuel Beal m. a Patience Lovell, and that our Patience Lowell m. Jacob Dana, ancestor of the late eminent Charles A. Dana of the New York Sun.
- 20. VII. ELIZABETH4, b. in Scituate, Mass. 1664, d. soon.
- 21. VIII. RUTH4, b. in Scituate, Mass. July 11, 1665.
- By 3rd m.
- 22. IX. PHOEBE4, b. in Rehoboth, Mass., d. soon.
- 23. X. MARGARET4, b. in Rehoboth, Mass. May 20, 1667.
- 24. XI. SAMUEL4, b. in Rehoboth, Mass. Aug. 1, 1669, d. soon.
- 25. XII. SAMUEL4, b. in Rehoboth, Mass. Jan. 30 1671;
- m. in Boston, Mass., by Rev. James Allen July 22, 1696, Rache Williams.
- Probably res. in Boston, Mass. 1701, and returned with tax unpaid.
- 26. XIII. WILLIAM4, b. in Rehoboth, Mass. Aug. 7, 1672. probably d. soon.
- 27. XIV. ELIZABETH4, b. in Rehoboth, Mass. March 1, 1673. bapt. Jan. 8. 1674
- 28. XV. EBENEZER4. b. in Boston, Mass. 1675. d. in Boston Sept. 10, 1711, age 36 years ;
- m. by Rev. James Allen Jan. 30, 1694, Elizabeth Shailer of Hingham, Mass.. dau. of Michael Shailer. who m. Hannah, widow of Nathaniel Jewell. She Hannah was 2nd wife to Mr. Shailer. who had by another and earlier m. Michael Shailer Jr., and Elizabeth above who m. Ebenezer Lowell. Michael Shailer owned land in Boston, Mass., on both sides of Washington St., near Boylston.
- His widow. Elizabeth, m. 2nd Phillip Bongardus,. and they lived many years in Boston.
- Elizabeth Mrs. Bongardus was appointed Dec. 26, 1711, to administer on the estate of her former husband. .... etc.
- 29. XVI. WILLIAM4, b. in Boston, Mass. Jan. 3, 1676 or 1677, d. y.
- 30. XVII. MEHITABLE4, b. in Boston, Mass. Jan. 7, 1677 or 1678.
- 31. XVIII. BENJAMIN4, b. in Boston, Mass. Nov. 5. 1679.
- 32. XIX. NATHANIEL4, b. in Boston, Mass. Feb. 25, 1681.
- RICHARD Sylvester,1 b. in England, came to Weymouth, where he asked admission as freemen Oct. 19, 1630; m. about 1632, Naomi Torrey, probably sister of Capt. William Torrey. In 1642 they moved to Scituate, and in the history of the town we find the following, from "Winthrop's Journal." "Richard Sylvester having three small children, he and his wife going to the assembly upon the Lord's day, left them at home. The oldest was without doors looking to some cattle. The middlemost, being a son of about five years old, seeing his father's fowling piece stand in the chimney, took it and laid it upon a stool as he had seen his father do, and pulled up the cock, the spring being weak, and put down the hammer, then went to the other end, and blowed in the mouth of the piece, as he had seen his father also do, and with that, stirring the piece, it went off and shot the child into the mouth and through his head. When the father came home, he found his child dead; the youngest child (being but three years old) showed the whole manner of it." Richard Sylvester, d. in 1663, leaving widow Naomi, and ten children.
- 281. Lydia Sylvester,2 b. Dec. 8, 1633; m. Sept. 4, 1652, Nathaniel Rawlins.
- 282. John Sylvester,2 b. Mar. 14, 1635; m. and had family.
- 283. Peter,2 b. in 1637; d. in 1642, from accident.
- 284. Joseph Sylvester,2 +
- 285. Daniel Sylvester,2 b. in 1642.
- 286. Elizabeth Sylvester,2 b. in 1643; m. Jan. 24, 1658, John Lowell.
- 287. Richard Sylvester,2 b. in 1648; m. in 1678, in Milton, Hannah Leonard of Taunton.
- 288. Naomi Sylvester,2 b. 1649 m. 1666, John Lowell of Boston, who had former wife her sister Elizabeth2 (286).
- 289. Israel Sylvester,2 b. in 1651; m. and lived in Scituate, Mass.
- 290. Hester Sylvester,2 b. Mar. 16, 1654.
- 291. Benjamin Sylvester,2 b. May 17, 1657; m. 1684, Lydia,3 dau. of Richard2 (255) and Lydia Standlake.
- Capt. JOSEPH Sylvester2 (284), b. Apr. 12, 1638; m. Mary __ , .... etc.
- Ancestry of John Barber White and His Descendants edited by Almira Larkin White
- SOME OF THESE DATES ARE NOT CORRECT AS JOHN LOWELL DIED January 7, 1694 & HIS WIFE ELIZABETH October 31, 1666 SO THEY COULD NOT HAVE lived in Boston until 1765, OR SIGNED A DEED IN 1700, ETC.
- *****FIRST GENERATION*****
- JOHN LOWELL -1, the tanner, is the ancestor of the Lovewell family of Dunstable. The date of his arrival in Boston is not definitely known. He was there in 1657, and January 24, 1658, he married in Scituate, Elizabeth Sylvester, born January 23, 1644, daughter of Richard and Naomi (Torrey) Sylvester of Scituate. The record of the publishment and of the marriage is at Scituate: "These are to Certyfy all those to Whom It may Conscirne that John Lowwell and Elizabeth Silvester hath Been Lawfully Published accordinge to law three Lecture Dayes. William Coursser. Witness, Henry Bridgman.John Lowwell abovesayed was Marryed to Elizabeth Silvester January the 24th 1658 pr Mr. Hatherly. In Seittuate." William Courser and Henry Bridgman were residents of Boston, where the intention of marriage was published three times. John Lowell and his wife, Elizabeth, lived in Boston until 1765, when they removed to Rehoboth. In 1669, he received grants of land in Rehoboth, where he lived until about 1680, when he removed to Lynn. After his removal from Rehoboth he was taxed a non-resident proprietor in that town about twenty years. He came from Lynn to Dunstable in 1682 or 1683. He and his sons, John and Joseph, were among the early settlers of the town and all were prominent in the affairs of the settlement. He was a selectman of Dunstable, 1689. If the records were complete it is reasonable to assume that he would have credit for other elections to office. During the troublous times of King William's War, his son, Joseph, and his three married daughters removed from Dunstable and in 1700, John, the father, and his wife, Elizabeth, were living in Sudbury. The date and place of his death have not been discovered. In 1700 then of Sudbury, he sold to William Woodcock of Re-hoboth four tracts of land in Scituate and Attleborough. Until 1694, Atticborough was a part of Rehoboth. The deed is dated at Sudbury, June 20, 1700, and is recorded in the Registry of Deeds at Taunton. His wife, Elizabeth, joined in the conveyance. The original name of this family was Lowell. A person is not responsible for the form in which his name is written by the clerks of churches and towns. In the record of his publishment and marriage, the name is Lowwell. The birth of two children of John and Elizabeth Lowell is recorded in Boston. Six children were baptized at the Second Church of Scituate, now Norwood. The name of the father is written John Lowel four times, and John Lowell two times. In records of Rehoboth appear John Lowell and John Lovell, while the Lynn record presents the form of John Lovill. His name in the deed of 1700 and his signature are written John Lovwell, and here is found the easy inflection from Lowwell to Lovewell. His children, and very uniformly his descendants in Dunstable and elsewhere, have written the name Lovewell. His wife, Elizabeth Sylvester, was a daughter of Richard and Naomi (Torrey) Sylvester of Scituate.
- Four of their six children were born in Boston and two in Rehoboth:
- 1. +JOHN, born in Boston MA, April 7, 1660; baptized in Scituate MA, June 17, 1660.3.
- 2. +JOSEPH, baptized, Scituate MA, May 25, 1662. There is no record of his birth. He was born in 1661.
- 3. PATIENCE, born in Boston, October 7, 1662; baptized in Scituate, June 7, 1663. The Vital Records of Scituate, recently published, give the date of this baptism, June 7, 1662, but the original church records say June 7, 1663. She married in Lynn, March 28, 1682, Samuel Beale.
- 4. ELIZABETH, born in Boston, 1664; baptized in Scituate MA, August 21, 1664. She married William Beale..
- 5. PHEBE, born in Rehoboth, December 25, 1666; baptized in Scituate, August 11, 1667; married in Chelmsford, July 24, 1685, Andrew Cooke.
- From: http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Merrimack/familytrees7.html
- LOWELL, John
- b. 1626 Weymouth, Dorset, England
- d. 1700 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
- Marriage: 24 JAN 1657/8
- Spouse: SYLVESTER, Elizabeth
- b. 23 JAN 1643/4 Weymouth, Norfolk, Mass.
- d. Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
- Father: SYLVESTER, Richard
- Mother: Emeline,
- LOWELL, John
- LOWELL, Joseph
- LOWELL, Patience
- LOWELL, Phebe
- LOWELL, Zaccheus b. 25 DEC 1668 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. d. 28 SEP 1681 Lynn, Essex, Mass.
- From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_a8.htm#284
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Elizabeth Lowell's Timeline
January 23, 1644
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
January 24, 1658
January 24, 1658
Scituate,County Of Plymou,MA
April 6, 1660
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
May 25, 1662
October 7, 1662
Boston, MA, USA
Boston, MA, USA
October 31, 1666
December 25, 1666
Rehoboth, MA, USA
December 24, 1668
Rehoboth, MA, USA