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John Francis Cogswell, Immigrant

Nicknames: "John /Coggeswell/", "John /Coggswell/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Chebecco, Ipswich, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old North Graveyard, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Cogswell and Alice Cogswell
Husband of Elizabeth Cogswell and Elizabeth Cogswell (Thompson)
Father of Hannah Waldo; Mary Cogswell; Daughter Coggswell; William Cogswell; John Cogswell, Jr. and 8 others
Brother of Margaret Merchante; Elizabeth Cogswell, d. young; Robert Cogswell, d. infancy?; Anthon Cogswell, d. young; Andrew Cogswell and 4 others

Occupation: Clother, Merchant, Farmer, Woolen Manufacturer, of Ipswich, Conn 1635, Wool Manufacturer
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About John Francis Cogswell, Immigrant

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GENEALOGY: Cogswell John(3) Cogswell was the immigrant ancestor in this Cogswell line. He was born in 1592 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England. He was baptized on April 7, 1592. He died on Nov. 29, 1669 at Ipswich, Mass. He is buried in Old North Graveyard, Ipswich, Mass. On Sept. 10, 1615 in Westbury Leigh, Wilts, John married Elizabeth THOMPSON. She was born circa 1594 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England. She died on June 2, 1676 at Ipswich, Mass. She is also buried in Old North Graveyard, Ipswich, Mass.

At age 23, he succeeded to his fathers' business and settled down in the old homestead. His parents died soon after his marriage, and he received his inheritance, "The Mylls called Ripond, situate within the Parish of Frome Selwood," together with the home place and certain personal property. Like his father, he was a manufacturer of wollen fabrics, largely broadcloths and kerseymeres. The superior quality of these manufacturers gave his "mylls" a favorable reputation, which appears to have been retained to the present day. There are factories occupying much the same locations and still owned by the Cogswells, which continue to put on the market wollen cloths that in Vienna and elsewhere have commanded the first premium in the world exhibitions of our times (1880s?).

John Cogswell doubtless found, in London, a market for his manufactures. He may have had a commission house in that city, which would account for his being called, as he sometimes has been, a London merchant.

Mrs. Cogswells' mother was Phillis--- and her father was the Rev. William Thompson, vicar of Westbury from 1603 to his death in 1623. About twenty years after their marriage, with a family of nine children about them, and having the accumulations of a prosperous business, Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell determined to emigrate to America. The particular reasons which led them to leave England may have been much the same that influenced others in their times. It appears that early in 1635, Mr. Cogswell made sale of his "mylls" and other real estate, and soon after, with his wife, eight children, and all their personal effects, embarked at Bristol, May 23, 1635, for New England. Their passage was long and disastrous. Their arrival in America was after a most unexpected fashion. Having reached the shores of New England, they were landed unceremoniously at a place called Pemaquid, in Maine, being washed ashore from the broken decks of their ship "Angel Gabriel " which went to pieces in the frightful gale of August 15, 1635, when such a "sudden dismal storm of wind and rain came as had never been known before by white man or Indian." Traces of this storm remained for years.

John Cogswell and his wife Elizabeth settled at Ipswich, and had lands granted him there as appears from the records; under the date of 1635, is this entry:

"Granted to Mr. John Cogswell three hundred acres of land at the further Chebacco, Having the river on the southeast, the land of Will White on ye Northwest & a Creek Coming out of the river towards Will Whites farme on the Northeast. Bounded also on the west with a creek & a little brooke. Also there was granted to him a percell of ground containing eight acres, upon part whereof the said John Coggswell hath Built an house, it being in ye corner lott in Bridge Streete and has goodman Bradstreet houselott on ye s.e. The was also granted to him six acres of Ground late mr. John Spencers. Butting upon the river on the southeast having a lott of Edmund Gardners' on the Northeast & a lott of Edmund Saywords on the Southwest wch six acres of ground teh sd John Coggswell hath sold to John Perkins teh younger his heirs and assigns."

The fact that he was designated "Mr." at that date, and the considerable amount of land granted him indicate that he was a man of good social standing in society. The records of about that date further show that Cornelius Waldo was Mr. Coggswell's farmer.

The Cogswells were also involved in an attempt to prevent the execution of Goodwife Proctor in the Salem witch trials. According to Ipswich In The Massachusetts Bay Colony, 290-291, by Thomas Franklin Waters, The Ipswich Historical Society, 1905: "Five members of the Cogswell family were among the twenty prominent people who signed the petition drawn up by the Rev. John Wise on behalf of Goodwife Proctor, who stood accused of witchcraft. Mary Warren alleged that she had been threatened and abused by Goodwife proctor, and that she had seen apparitions of people who had long since been murdered by the wife of John Proctor. This evidence prevailed and the good woman was sentenced to death."

Mrs. Cogswell survived her husband but a few years. She was a woman of sterling qualities and dearly loved by all who knew her. Side by side in the old churchyard in Ipswich have slept for more than three hundred years, the mortal remains of this godly pair, whose childhood was passed near the banks of the river Avon; who leaving behind the tender associations of the Old World, came with their children to aid in rearing on these shores a pure Christian state. They did greater work than they knew, died in the faith of the Gospel, and while their graves are unmarked by monument of stone, their souls are safe in heaven, their memory blessed, and their names honored by a posterity in numbers second only to that of Abraham.

John and Elizabeth Cogswell had the following children:-

daughter(4); she married, lived in London, and was the only child of John Cogswell who did not come to America Mary(4); b. circa 1617 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England; d. in Boston Mass. William(4); b. 1619 John(4); b. 1622 Phyllis(4); Baptized July 1624; probably died young. Hannah(4); b. circa 1624 Abigail(4); b. circa 1626 Edward(4); b. 1629, in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England. Alice(4); baptized 1632; she probably died young Ruth(4); baptized 1633; she probably died young Sarah Cogswell(4)b. circa 1632. Elizabeth(4); b. 1635 3.William(4); b. 1619, in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England. Baptized, 1619 in Westbury Parish Church. died Dec. 15, 1700

4. John(4); b. 1622, in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England. Baptized, July 25, 1622 in Westbury Parish Church.

6. Hannah(4) b. circa 1624, in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England. Baptized, April 26, 1626 in Westbury Parish Church. died Dec. 25, 1704 in Charleston, Mass. Buried in Phipps Street burying ground, Charlestown, Mass.

7. Abigail(4) b. circa 1626, in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England. Baptized, 1627. Died in Ipswich, Mass. m. Thomas CLARKE circa 1646. Child:-

11. Sarah Cogswell(4)b. circa 1632; married Simon Tuttle in 1663.

12. Elizabeth(4); b. 1635, in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England.

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Husband: John COGSWELL

  Born: BET. 1591 - 1594 at: Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England  

Married: 10 SEP 1615 at: Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England

  Died: 29 NOV 1669      at: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts  
Father:Edward COGSWELL
Mother:Alice  
       Other Spouses: 
  Wife: Elizabeth THOMPSON
  Born: ABT. 1594        at: Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England  
  Died: 2 JUN 1676       at: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts  
Father:William THOMPSON
Mother:Phyllis  
       Other Spouses: 

CHILDREN

  Name: William COGSWELL
  Born: 6 MAR 1618/19    at: Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England  

Married: 1649 at: Essex County, Massachusetts

  Died: 15 DEC 1700      at: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts  

Spouses: Susannah HAWKES For more children see: http://us.geocities.com/bargeron.geo/fam01394.htm source: Bargeron's Genealogy Records

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John Cogswell (1592 - 1669) at age 23, succeeded to his father's business and settled down in the old homestead. His parents died soon after his marriage, and he received his inheritance, "The Mylls (woolen mills) called Ripond, situate within the Parish of Frome Selwood," together with the home place and certain personal property. Like his father, he was a manufacturer of woolen fabrics, largely broad cloths and kerseymeres. The superior quality of these manufacturers gave his "mylls" a favorable reputation, which appears to have been retained to the present day. There are factories occupying much the same locations and still owned by the Cogswells, which continue to put on the market woolen cloths that in Vienna and elsewhere have commanded the first premium in the world exhibitions of our times (1880s?). John Cogswell doubtless found, in London, a market for his manufactures. He may have had a commission house in that city, which would account for his being called, as he sometimes has been, a London merchant. John and Phillis Cogswell emigrated to America in 1635 aboard the ship "Angel Gabriel" which was wrecked off the coast of Maine. The passengers were washed ashore at Pemaquid on August 15, 1635. The Cogswells settled at Ipswitch, now Essex, where he was admitted as a freeman on March 3, 1636. He was a farmer, but maintained manufacturing interests in England, principally woolen mills in Newbury. John Cogswell and his wife Elizabeth settled at Ipswich, and had lands granted him there as appears from the records; under the date of 1635, is this entry: "Granted to Mr. John Cogswell three hundred acres of land at the further Chebacco, Having the river on the southeast, the land of Will White on ye Northwest & a Creek Coming out of the river towards Will Whites farm on the Northeast. Bounded also on the west with a creek & a little brook. Also there was granted to him a percell of ground containing eight acres, upon part where of the said John Coggswell hath Built an house, it being in ye corner lott in Bridge Streete and has goodman Bradstreet house lott on ye s.e. The was also granted to him six acres of Ground late Mr. John Spencers. Butting upon the river on the southeast having a lott of Edmund Gardners on the Northeast & a lott of Edmund Saywords on the Southwest wch six acres of ground the sd John Coggswell hath sold to John Perkins the younger his heirs and assigns." The fact that he was designated "Mr." at that date, and the considerable amount of land granted him indicate that he was a man of good social standing in society. The records of about that date further show that Cornelius Waldo was Mr. Coggswell's farmer. The Cogswells were also involved in an attempt to prevent the execution of Goodwife Proctor in the Salem witch trials. According to "Ipswich In The Massachusetts Bay Colony," The Ipswich Historical Society, 1905, page 290-291, by Thomas Franklin Waters: "Five members of the Cogswell family were among the twenty prominent people who signed the petition drawn up by the Rev. John Wise on behalf of Goodwife Proctor, who stood accused of witchcraft. Mary Warren alleged that she had been threatened and abused by Goodwife Proctor, and that she had seen apparitions of people who had long since been murdered by the wife of John Proctor. This evidence prevailed and the goodwoman was sentenced to death." "Bluegrass Pioneers - A Chronicle of the Hunt and Morgan Families" by Charles P. Stanton, July 1989, Publishde 1996.

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John Cogswell was a passenger on the ship Angel Gabriel which sank off the coast of Maine near Pemaquid Point in 1635.

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Christened Apr. 7, 1592 in England. John inherited from his parents ~ 'The Mylls called Ripond, situate within the Parish of Frome Selwood.' Wollen (Broadcloths & Kerseymeres) Manufacturer. He & his family left Bristol, England May 23, 1635 where they boarded the ship 'Angel Gabriel' (same ship as the 'Austin' family ancestors were on) which wrecked at King's Road 5 miles from its destination of Pemaquid Pt., ME. (known as a Major Disaster of the 'Great Migration'). It was wrecked in a great storm; poss.'ly due to a hurricane on Aug. 15, 1635. His wife & 8 children, along w/servants, were aboard the ship as well. Moving to Ipswich, MA. John was 'granted 300 acres of land at the further Chebacco. Having the river on the southeast of the land of Will White on ye northwest and a Creek Croming out of the river toward Will Whites farme on the northeast. Bounded also on the west with a creek and a little brooke. Also there was granted to him a percell of ground containing 8 acres, upon part whereof the said John Coggswell hath Built an house, it being in ye corner lott in Bridge Streete and has goodman Bradstreet house lott on y s.e......' John & Elizabeth would end up being the grandparents (generations later) of two U.S. Presidents.

Source: Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's.

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  • 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/n71/mode/2up
  • * 'A fellow passenger in the "Angel Gabriel" with John Tuttle of Dover was JOHN COSGWELL "of Chebasco." He had been a merchant in London. He lost considerable property in the wreck. After living ashore some time in a tent he embarked, a passenger, in a vessel commanded by Capt. Galleys, and took up his abode in Ipswich. He had an unusually large grant of land, 300 acres at Chebasco the next Oct., when there were only two families residing in that parish. He was a wealthy and prominent inhabitant of Ipswich. He d. Nov. 29, 1669, a. about 58. His wife, ELIZABETH, d. June 2, 1676; chil.
  • I. William, b. 1621; dea. at Ipswich, and d. thr. Dec. 15, 1700, a. 81; m. Susanna __. As an evidence of his standing, the historian of Ipswich says that after his d. his wid. sat in the meeting with the minister's wife. His s. John was f. of Nathaniel, f. of Col. Amos, f. of Francis, who d. 1881, in his 91st year. A sis. of Francis, was mo. of Hon. John Wentworth of Chicago, Author of the Wentworth Genealogy.
  • II. John, b. 1623; d. 1653, leaving 3 chil.
  • III. Edward.
  • IV. Mary, "perhaps," says Savage, "that maid servant of Gov. Bellingham that joined the Boston chh., Aug. 29, 1677;" m. Godrey Armitage of Boston.
  • V. Hannah, m. Cornelius Waldo, who moved to Chelmsford, Mass. 1657, and was deacon there. All lived at Ipswich.
  • VI. Abigail, m. Thomas Clark.
  • VII. Sarah, m. Simon Tuttle.
  • VIII. Elizabeth, m. 1657, John Paine.
  • Besides the above chil. of John Cogswell, the Rev. E. O. Jamieson, genealogist of the Cogswell family, says there was an elder dau. who m. and lived in London.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n89/mode/2up
  • 6. Simon Tuttle, b. 1637; d. Jan 1692. In 1678 he had right of commonage at Ipswich; m. 1659, Joan, dau. of Thomas Burnham; (2) 1662-3 Sarah (dau. of JOHN) COGSWELL, who d. Jan 24, 1732.
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  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of ..., *Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=qaK9Vz1UdDcC&pg=PA1292&lpg=PA1292&dq=John+Tuttle+April+2,+1596&source=bl&ots=kTziZ0a51t&sig=CZO5_6TY3Ygq0kbGBxHDAPzCjqM&hl=en&ei=1jTYTI7aM4fWtQPUmIWNCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=John%20Tuttle&f=false
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  • Lieutenant Ebenezer Ayer was son of Lieutenant Samuel Ayer, born September 28, 1669, died January 2, 1743-4; married November 21, 1693, Elizabeth Tuttle, born November 24, 1670, died November 29, 1752, daughter of Simon and Sarah (Cogswell) Tuttle. Simon Tuttle, of Ipswich, born 1631, was son of John Tuttle, born 1596, died 1656; came in ship "Planter, " 1635; married Joan __, born 1593. Sarah Cogswell, wife of Simon Tuttle, was born 1647, died 1732, daughter of JOHN COGSWELL, who came in ship "Angel Gabriel."
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-------------------- He came to America on the "Angel Gabriel",in 1635 to Pemaquid, Maine. The Puritan minister, Richard Mather, described the end of the Angel Gabriel in his diary," on Sunday morning about break of day, the Lord sent forth a most terrible storm of rain and easterly winds--- the Angel Gabriel, being then at the anchor at Pemaquid, was burst in pieces and cast away in this storm, and most of the cattle and other goods, with one seaman and three or four passengers did perish therein, besides two passengers that died by the way." ( August 15, 1635).

John Cogswell had inherited a woolen manufacturing business from his father and had a good estate in England which he sold in 1635 before emigrating. The goods on board ship worth about 5000 pounds, totally lost.

Added Note of interest:

Princess Diana was a descendant of John Cogswell.

-------------------- According to the book " American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales" ( Lady Di ) by Gary Boyd Roberts & William Addams Reitwiesner under chapter : An Ancestor Table of Dr. Joseph StrongP.30 : He was an immigrant from England on the ship the Angel Gabriel to Pemaquid, Maine in 1635 & moved to Ipswich, Massachusettes later that year. "He was the son of Edward Cogswell of Westbury Leigh (will dated 23 Jun 1615, proved 12 Jan 1615/16 and Alice ________(will dated 25 Jun 1615, and proved 11 May 1616) the grandson of Robert Cogswell, bur. Westbury Leigh 7 Jun 1581, whose widow Alice Cogswell, was buried in Dilton, Wiltshire 1 Aug 1603. John m. at Westbury Leigh 10 Sep 1615.

-------------------- According to A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, by James Savage, Vol 1, Page 422, John Cogswell came from Bristol in 1635 in the Angel Gabriel, which was wrecked on 15 August at Pemaquid. He became a freeman on 3 March 1636 and died on 29 November 1669. His widow died 2 June 1676. He brought William, born about 1619; John, 1623; and Edward, 1629. He also had daughters Mary, perhaps the maid servant of Gov. Bellingham, that joined the Boston church on 29 August 1647; Hannah; Abigail; and Sara, born about 1647, who married Simon Tuttle.

For a description of the Cogswell's voyage on The Angel Gabriel (May 23 - August 15, 1635), see The Cogswells in America, by E. O. Jameson, Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston, 1884: pages xvi-xxi. -------------------- A well-to-do woolen manufacturer.

Became the third original settler in that part of Ispwich, which is now Esses, Mass., and was prominent in town and church.

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John Francis Cogswell's Timeline

1592
April 7, 1592
Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
April 7, 1592
Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
April 7, 1592
April 11, 1592
Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
1615
September 10, 1615
Age 23
September 10, 1615
Age 23
Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
1616
1616
Age 23
1617
1617
Age 24
Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
1619
March 6, 1619
Age 26
West Grinton, Yorkshire, England
1622
1622
Age 29
Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire England