Jane Giddings (Lawrence) (1614 - c.1680) MP

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Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Jane Giddings (Lawrence)

  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n67/mode/2up
  • Passengers By The Planter.
  • April 24, 1635, These underwritten names are to be transported to New England in the Planter, Nicholas Travice, Master, bound thither, the parties having brought certificates from the minister at St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, and attestation from the justice of the peace, according to the Lords' order.
  • [Signed] Richard Fenn, Alderman.
  • .....................................................................Age.
  • John Tuttell, a mercer....................................39
  • Joan Tuttell....................................................42
  • John Lawrence.............................................17
  • William Lawrence......................................... 12
  • Maria Lawrence............................................. 9
  • Abigail Tuttell.................................................. 6
  • Symon Tuttell................................................. 4
  • Sara Tuttell..................................................... 2
  • John Tuttell..................................................... 1
  • Nathan Haford, servant to John Tuttell..........16
  • 'GEORGE GIDDING, husbandman............. 25
  • 'JANE GIDDINGS............................................ 20
  • Thomas Carter, 25, Michael Williamson 30, servants to 'GEO. GIDDINGS..
  • April 6, more for the Planter.
  • Richard Tuttell, husbandman..........................42
  • Ann Tuttell.......................................................41
  • Anna Tuttell.....................................................12
  • John Tuttell......................................................10
  • Rebecca Tuttell............................................... 6
  • Isabella tuttell, (supposed mother of Richard) 70
  • William Tuttell, husbandman............................26
  • Elizabeth Tuttell...............................................23
  • John Tuttell.......................................................3 1/2
  • Anna Tuttell......................................................2 1/4
  • Thomas Tuttell........................................... 3 months
  • Marin Bill..........................................................11
  • It appears from the above list that three distinct families of Tuttles came together in the Planter. Of these, John settled in Ipswitch, Mass., Richard settled in Boston, and William in New Haven.
  • Another John Tuttle came with his family in the "Angel Gabriel." in the same year, 1635, and settled in Dover, N. H.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n85/mode/2up/search/Lawrence
  • * The Lawrence Genealogy with a strange obtuseness calls John Tuttell's wife "foster mother" to the Lawrence children. In 1659 she writes to 'GEO. GIDDINGS' as her son and so calls John and Simon Tuttle and John Lawrence; John Tuttell, aged 33 yrs. in 1650, which identifies him with Richard's son of that name, she calls her cousin (nephew). Besides William, John and 'JANE, wife of GIDDINGS', she had a son Thomas Lawrence who came afterwards. They were from St. Albans in Herts.--Savage.
  • George Giddings settled at Ipswich and d. June 1, 1676. He was Deputy to the General Court 1641,, '54, '9, '60, '1, '3, '4, '8, '72, '75. Long a ruling elder of the 1st church. --Felt's Ipswich.
  • William and John Lawrence rem. from Ipswich to Long Island and were patentees of Flushing in 1644.
  • William was a magistrate and military officer; d. 1680; next year his widow Elizabeth (his 2d wife) a dau. of Richard Smith, m. Sir Phillip Cartaret, Gov. of New Jersey, who founded Elizabethtown and gave it her name. After his dec. she m. a 3d husband.
  • John Lawrence of New Amsterdam (N.Y.) 1663; Alderman 1665; Mayor 1672; one of his Majesties Council 1674 and so by successive appointments to 1698; again Mayor 1691 and '92; Judge of Supreme Court of the Prov. of N. Y. 1693 until Dec. 1699; Sheriff of Queen's Co. 1681; Alderman 1680 to '84 and 1665 to '72. i: 1. Joseph, d. s.i. 2. John d. s.i. 3. Thomas, d. s.i. 4. Martha, d. s.i. 5. Susanna, d. s.i.; m. Galnic Minville one of the Council of the Province and Mayor of New York; (2) Wm. Smith, Alderman. 6. Mary, m. Wm. Whitingham, Harv. Col. 1660; for posterity see Mass. Hist. Soc. Col.; had among others: 1. Mary, distinguished for literary acquirements and for benefactions to Harv. and Yale Col.; d. 1739; m. Gurdon Saltonstall, Gov. of Conn. *Thomas Lawrence did not leave Ipswich till after his brothers. He bought the whole of Hell Gate Neck along the East River from H. G. Cove to Bowery Bay. -- N. Y. Gen. Rec. July, 1872.
  • From one of these brothers was desc. John Lawrence, Alderman of N. Y. 1762 to '65, and Richard Lawrence of N. Y. who d. in 1816. The children of Richard Lawrence were: I. John, b. about 1750; Mem. Cong.; had sev. chil. of whom four daus. m. respectively John Campbell, Benj. F. Lee, John P. Smith and Timothy Churchill.
  • II. Isaac, grad. Princeton Col.; Prest. U. S. Branch Bank; d. 1841; m. Cornelia Beach, dau. of Rev. Abraham Beach, rector of Trinity Parish, N. Y., an had: 1. Cornelia Beach, m. James A. Hillhouse of New Haven, Conn. 2. Harriet, m. John A. Post. 3. Isaphane, m. Dr. Benj. McVicker. 4. Julia Beach, m. Thomas L. Welles. 5. Maria, m. Rev. W. J. Kipp. 6. Hannah, m. Henry, s. of Stephen Whiney. He m. (2) Maria L. Fitch of N. H. After dec. of Mr. Whitney, she m. (2) Nathan Baldwin of Milford, Conn. 7. Wm. Beach, Lieut. Gov. R. I.; m. a dau. of Archibald Gracie of N. Y.
  • III. William, a planter of Demarara
  • Of this family was Capt. James Lawrence, b. Burlington, N. J., Oct, 1, 1731; killed in the naval action between the American Frigate Chesapeake, which he commanded, and the British Frigate Shannon. His dying words, "don't give up the ship," immortalize his name. He left a wife and two young children. He was son of John Lawrence, a lawyer, and had a brother John and two widowed sister at time of his death.
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  • Full text of "Ipswich village and the old Rowley road"
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/ipswichvillageol00wateuoft/ipswichvillageol00wateuoft_djvu.txt
  • The John Tuttle Farm.
  • When the lots were divided in May, 1726, the farm now owned by Mr. Edmund Wile, was owned and occupied by William Tuttle. In 1641, John Tuttle laid down land on the South side of the river "in consideration of 30 acres of marsh and a parcel of land on both sides of Muddy River." (Town Record). His ownership of land in this vicinity may be due to this grant. John Tuttle was brother of Richard Tuttle, who settled in Rumney-Marsh, now Chelsea, in 1635, whose family became large and influential through many generations. 1 He was living in Ireland in 1653, but his wife, Joanna, remained in Ipswich. Before she sailed to join her husband she made an agreement, dated March 18, 1653-4, with Richard Shatswell, that he would pay 24 each year in corn, also 2 and one cow, for the rental of her house and land, "also all her meadow, marsh and broken up ground within the common fence." Her son-in-law, 'GEORGE GIDDINGS, who had married her daughter, JANE', and Joseph Jewett were appointed her attorneys. A few years, later, several lawsuits arose concerning the ownership of a mare, which was claimed by her son, Simon, and later, for damages against Shatswell for his neglect or wanton injury of the property and non-payment of rent. These law suits were the occasion of the filing of several letters from Mrs. Tuttle, which possess a quaint interest as illustrations of the letters and the literary style of the period, and shed much light on the family history.
  • "To my Deare & Louing Daughter JANE GIDDING att Ipswich, in New England These:
  • Dauter JANE hauing an oportunity I could nott omit to lett you understand that we are all in good health blessed be god. I hop you Receaved my last dated in february wherein I wright largely which now I shall omit god hath dealt graecously with me and f red me of the troubles of the world the lord give me grace now
  • 1 History of Chelsea. Chamberlain, 1: 112, etc. a Records and Files of Quarterly Court. Vol. II, p. 365. (Printed).
  • IPSWICH VILLAGE AND THE OLD ROWLEY ROAD. 27
  • to spend the litell time I haue to Hue more to his glory the letter I Receaved from you I lay by me as a cordiall which I often Refresh myselfe with. If you know how much it Rejoyced me to hear from you you would nott omite I pray lett me hear how your breach is made up in Respect of the ministrey which I long to hear if you haue M r Cobete I pray present my loue to him and tell him I Hue under a very honst man wher I injoy the ordinances of god In new england way we want nothing but more good company the lord increase the number. Jaen I pray intreat your husband to looke to oure besines I hear Richard Schwell hath paid noe Rent I pray speake to him and get it 48 li send me word what increase ther is of oure mare and whether Thomas Burnam have groncelled the house ore not simon deals very bad with his father he lies at Barbados and sends noe Retorns butt spends all, his father will have no mor goods sent to him. I could wish I had no such cause to writ I thinke he and John intends to undoe ther father. Jane you haue many sons the lord blese them & make them comforts to you & nott such aflictions as ours are I haue done only my dear and harty loue to your hussband & self e and children I leav you to the lord how is abell to keep and preserve you to his heauenly kingdom which is the prayer of your dear and louing mother Joanna Tuttell.
  • Carrickfergus,
  • Oct. the 3 d , 56
  • my deare love to you yo r husband and yo r s
  • J. T.
  • The second letter is addressed,
  • "To her louing son 'GORG GIDING' dwelling In Ips in New England these:
  • Sone 'GIDING and dauter'
  • these are to lett you understand that the lord hath taken to himself my deare husband & left me disolat In a strang land and in dept by Reson of Simans keeping the Returnes from barbadous grife that ||he|j hath taken for his to sonns hath brought ||upon him 1 1 a lingring deseas lost his stomuce and pined away never sick tell the day before he died which wos the 30 tb of december I pray talke ||with|| M p Jeuett about that which I left with you & him this 3 yeares. I have nott hard of anything that he hath done I cannot hear of the cattell nor what increas the mare hath nor the Rent I pray lett things be Ready for I have wright to John lawrence to take them into his hands if Simon ore John should com lett nott them meddell with anything there my husband hath given them som thing in his will which I shall paie them now I will keep the state in my one hand as long as I live it may be I
  • 28 IPSWICH VILLAGE AND THE OLD ROWLEY ROAD.
  • may se new ingland againe I pray louke to my house that it be not Reuined. hanna is to be maried shortly to a good husband one that lous her well and a hansom man she is a great comfort to me. I sent Jane a smale token by Mr weber that went from hence to Jeimcas and so to new england. I like lerland very well we haue nether frost nor snow this winter butt very tempeat weather which agrees with me well my husbands death went neare the lord give me good of it & make up my losse in him selfe a teach this sharp Rod to submit to the will of my god. that I had need of it I pray Remember me att the throne I should be glad that you would Right to me that I may heare from you. I have not one letter this yeare which I wonder att. Remember me to all yours and to all my friends that aske of me no more att present butt the lord bless you with all sprituall blessings in heavenly things in Christ which is the prayer of your afecinat mother
  • Joanna Tuttell
  • hanna Rem her kind loue to you & all yours
  • Carrackfergus the 6 th of Apriell 57.
  • The third letter is addressed,
  • "These For her beloued sonne M r 'GEORGE GIDDING' att Ipswich in New England" ;
  • Carrickfargus, 20 March '57.
  • Sonn 'GIDING' I Receaued 2 letters from you and am glad to heare of 'your welfear with yours I wonder I heare nothing from Mr. Juete I heare he improues my estaet to his one advantag I praid him to pay my son martin 12 u in good goods and he lett him haue nothing butt beefe that none ellse would take I pray you to take care of my estat att Ips and lett nott him do what he list butt take a count of what he doth ther is 4 yeres Rent this march which corns to aboue a hundred pound and in depts ninty seauen pound and I heare my cossen John Tuttle would by the horse he will nott lett him without he pay him Englich goods I sent to deliuer goods to my sonn John lawrence to send me 50 li worth of beuar. I have depts to pay in london and want it much Thomas burnum wold know what to do with the mares if he can not keep them all lett John Tuttell ore you take to of them and for the Rest of the Cattell if they be chargabell sell them ore lett them to some that will haue care of them I am to remoue againe 16 mills nerer my sonn that maried my daueter hannah hath the imployment that my husband was in the tresury is Remoued to another towne & we must goe with it the presence of the lord goe with us they are very louing to me and my life ther by Is very comfortable. If I should com to new Ingland I fare I should goe a beging if Re-
  • IPSWICH VILLAGE AND THE OLD ROWLEY ROAD. 29
  • portes be true my estate de Cays apase for want of lookeing to I heare the house gos to Ruine the land spends it selfe the cattell dye the horses eate themselves outt in keeping so I am licke to haue a small a count butt I hop it will nott proue as I heare if it should he that knows all things will a veneg the widows cause I pray Rem me to your wife my Dear Child hannah Rem her loue to you all so doth M r9 haries the potecaris wife that liued in saint Albanes she dwellse next house to me I haue nott ellse att present butt the blesing of the lord be with you & yours
  • I pray send no goods to simon I heare that of him which will bring my gray head with sorow to the graue with tears I conclued and Remaine
  • Your poore mother
  • Joanna Tuttell 1
  • These letters of this heavy-hearted woman reveal painful family secrets, the selfish greed of the sons, John and Simon, the overreaching of the trusted family attorney, the decay of the estate and keen parental anguish. The Tuttle homestead was on High Street, adjoining the Shatswell and Fowler homesteads, but these letters indicate that there were also farm buildings on Comfort hill or on the road to Muddy river.
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  • ** Jane Lawrence has valid descents from Charlemagne(2) and the sister of William I (the Conqueror)
  • [for the Lawrence descent from Charlemagne
  • see Greene, David L. "The RoyalAncestry of the Ipswich (Massachusetts) and Long Island Lawrence Families" The Genealogist v.10 no. 1(Apr 1989): 3-30]
  • George and Jane came to Ipswich MA on the Planter in April 1635.
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Jane Giddings's Timeline

1610
August 29, 1610
Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1614
December 18, 1614
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
December 18, 1614
Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
December 18, 1614
St.Albans, Hertfordshire, England
1628
1628
Age 13
Ipswich, Essex, MA
1634
February 20, 1634
Age 19
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
1638
1638
Age 23
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1639
1639
Age 24
Philadelphia, Pensylvania, USA
1641
1641
Age 26
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
1645
1645
Age 30
Ipswich, Essex Co, Massachusetts