John Johnson, of Andover (c.1607 - 1683) MP

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Birthplace: of Hern Hill, Kent, England
Death: Died in Andover, Essex, Massachusettes
Occupation: Shoemaker
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About John Johnson, of Andover

John Johnson was born in 1609 in Herne Hill, Kent, England, a few miles west of Canterbury. His parents were  William JOHNSON and Susan PORREDGE.  He married Susanna ASHERST in Herne Hill.  He came with his wife Susanna from Herne Hill, Kent, England.  He arrived in New England probably about 1630, and came possibly first to Charlestown with Capt. Edward Johnson who later went to Woburn. They were probably brothers.   John died soon after 12 Sep 1683 in Andover, Essex, Mass.

John Johnson along with his wife, SUSANNA, and children, Elizabeth & THOMAS, left London on the good ship, JAMES, arriving in Dorchester in 1635.

Although it is thought that he came from Herne Hill, Cantebury, Co. Kent, England, there is no trace of him having ever been there or that Davy Johnson, who came to America on the same ship, was his father. John Johnson first appeared in the Ipswich, Mass. records in 1637 where the family lived until around 1657 when he and his grown son, Thomas, were given land in Andover. He was a cobbler (shoemaker) and one of the most prominent and wealthiest (through his large estate) citizens of his community. He took the Oath of Allegiance in Andover on February 11, 1678 with his four grown sons.

The exact date of his death is unknown, but is speculated to be between 1685 and 1688. He is likely buried in the Andover old burying ground and no tombstones remain.

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John Johnson, of Andover's Timeline

1607
1607
of Hern Hill, Kent, England
1630
1630
Age 23
Hern Hill, Kent, England
1631
November 1, 1631
Age 24
Strood, Kent, England
1633
July 28, 1633
Age 26
Strood, Kent, England
1638
1638
Age 31
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1642
1642
Age 35
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1642
Age 35
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1643
1643
Age 36
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
1644
1644
Age 37
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1646
1646
Age 39
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts