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Elizabeth Spofford (Scott)

Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Bradford, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Rowley Burial Ground, Rowley, Essex, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Scott, of Ipswich and Elizabeth Strutt
Wife of John Spofford, II
Mother of Elizabeth Sessions; John Spofford, of Spofford's Hill; Thomas Spofford; Samuel Spofford, I; Hannah Spofford and 4 others
Sister of Thomas Scott; Abigail Bosworth; Thomas Scott, Jr.; Isaac Mixer Scott; Benjamin Scott and 4 others
Half sister of Hannah Lockwood

Occupation: m. Rev. Ezekiel Rogers; 1645 to John Spofford; 2/3/1648 to Joseph Loomis
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About Elizabeth Spofford

"She was of Ipswich and doubtless a daughter of Thomas Scott and his wife Elizabeth, who came over in the ship 'Elizabeth' in 1634, when nine years old. If so, she was thirteen years younger than her husband. This identity is confirmed by the repetition in her own family of the names of her parents, brothers, and sisters, Elizabeth, Thomas, Hannah, Sarah, Mary." -- Savage's General Dictionary.

"Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, each 40 years of age, came in the 'Elizabeth' of Ipswich, Capt. William Andrews, the latter part of April, 1634, with their children, Elizabeth, 9 years old, Abigail, 7 years old, Thomas, 6 years old, and Isaac Mixer, 4 years old." (See Massachusetts Historical Collections, Third Series, Vol. X., p. 141.)

This Elizabeth Scott (mother of Mrs. John Spofford) subsequently married the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers (probably not the one who settled in Rowley, but a relative). She survived said Rogers, and was his widow in 1683.

John Spofford, as appears from an affidavit, was fifty years of age in 1662, hence born in 1612; his will was made Oct. 7, 1678, and probated 6th 9th month, 1678, his wife and son Thomas joint executors. For fuller notice, see Introduction, page 29.


1.    *ELIZABETH, b. Dec.  14, 1646; m. Alex. Sessions. 
2.    *JOHN,      b. Oct.  24, 1648; m. Sarah Wheeler. 

3. THOMAS, b. Nov. 4, 1650; m. Abigail Haggett (probably a daughter of Henry Haggett),

                              Sept. 22, 1668. 
4.    *SAMUEL,    b. Jan.  31, 1653; m. Sarah Birkbee. 
5.     HANNAH,    b. Apr.   1, 1654. 
6.     MARY,      b. 1656; m. (???) Hunnewell; held property in Westchester, N. Y. 
7.     SARAH,     b. Jan.  15, 1658; d. Feb. 15, 1660. 
8.    *SARAH,     b. Mar.  24, 1662; m. Richard Kimball. 
9.     FRANCIS,   b. Sept. 24, 1665; m. Mary Leighton, daughter of  Richard Leighton. 
                            He (Francis) d. prior to 1724, probably childless. 

-------------------- John and Elizabeth had 13 children, Thomas is the third born. (Geoff Bronner)

__________________________________ The Elizabeth left Ipswitch, Suffolk, England mid April of 1634 with her master, William Andrewes (Andres), arriving in Massachusetts Bay.

04 Feb 1634 Henry Dade writes from Ipswitch to the Archbishop of Canterbury that the Francis and the Elizabeth with 60 men in each intend to sail for New England on about March 10 and he supposes they are debtors or persons disaffected with the established church. Note: These ships and nine others bound for New England were stayed but on 28 Feb allowed to proceed on condition that the passengers took the oath opf allegiance. Colham pg 111.

12 Nov 1634: John Cutting and William Andrews pray to be released from bonds of presentation of certificates, enclosing that passangers of the 30 May 1634 Francis and 30 May 1634 Elizabeth did not take the oaths.

21 Jan 1635: John Cuttinge, Master of the Francis and William Andrewes, Master of the Elizabeth, both of Ipswitch, have brought a list of all the passengers that went in their ships to New England in April 1634 with certificates of their having taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.

Skott Thomas 40, from Rattlesden, Suffolk #11 Scott, from Rattlesden, Suffolk, bound for Ipswitch. Ref: NEGR 53/248. 36 pg 159 Skott Elizabeth 40, wife of Thomas #12 Skott Elizabeth 9, #70 Skott Abigail 7, #71 Skott Thomas 6, #72

Source: http://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/elizabeth1.htm


Birth: Nov. 18, 1623 Death: May 7, 1696 Bradford Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Spouse:John SPOFFORD Eng. 1611/12-1678 MA Marriage: 1645 Rowley, Essex, MA


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 John Spofford (1611 - 1678)*

 John Spofford (1648 - 1697)*
 Samuel Spofford (1653 - 1744)*
 Sarah Spofford Kimball (1661 - 1713)*
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Burial: Rowley Burial Ground Rowley Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Created by: Chesnut/Behunin Descenda... Record added: Feb 02, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 104537691

-------------------- Had 9 children

She came to Amer in 1634

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Elizabeth Spofford's Timeline

November 18, 1623
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
November 18, 1623
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
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Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
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Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
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Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng.
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Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng.
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Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
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