John (Jan) Folger, Sr. (c.1569 - 1660) MP

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Birthplace: Diss, Norfolk, UK
Death: Died in Norfolk, England
Occupation: Weaver
Managed by: Ken Schonberg
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About John (Jan) Folger, Sr.

Jan Foulger and his future wife (Elisabeth) were both born there (in 1569 and 1571, respectively). Their son, John Folger (b.1593), and grandson Peter Folger (b.1617) were also born in Norwich and both listed their profession as weavers (a mostly hereditary profession). But although the English authorities welcomed these immigrants with their highly sought after skills they did not make them feel at home. The Flemish immigrants had strict rules to follow in trade, social interactions with their English neighbors, and in worship. Violators were always at risk of expulsion back to Catholic Flanders - or worse.

John FOLGER - b. about 1593, Norwich, Norfolk, England; d. 1660, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA. Son of John FOLGER (b. about 1569) and Elizabeth (b. about 1571). Peter immigrated with his parents from Norwich County, Norfolk, England in 1635 when he was about 18 years old. Just when they settled in Watertown, MA is not known, but John owned a homestead and 6 acres there in 1642. Married about 1615, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

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Diss, Norfolk, UK
Age 21
Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Age 91
Norfolk, England