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John Masters

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Finglesham, Kent, England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA, USA
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Masters, "The Immigrant" and Elizabeth Masters
Husband of Jane Masters; Mary Masters and Jane Masters (Cox)
Father of Nathaniel Masters; Lydia Jane Taber; Son Masters; Sarah Dobson; Ruth Lockwood and 1 other

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About John Masters

John Masters and his young family arrived in the American Colonies

as a party in the Winthrop fleet, the "Great Immigration".

They likely arrived aboard the flagship "Arbella" on 6-22-1630.

John and his family accompanied Sir Richard Sulton-Stall, when

they paddled up the Charles River to a green place whose Indian

name sounded to some like (Pigs-go-suck).

Here they found the settlement of Watertown, Massachusetts.

In 1631, when Sir Richard was forced to return to England due

to the illlness of his two daughters, John Masters was placed

in charge of all Sir Richard's interest in Watertown.

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John Masters and his young family arrived in the American Colonies

as a party in the Winthrop fleet, the "Great Immigration".

They likely arrived aboard the flagship "Arbella" on 6-22-1630.

John and his family accompanied Sir Richard Sulton-Stall, when

they paddled up the Charles River to a green place whose Indian

name sounded to some like (Pigs-go-suck).

Here they found the settlement of Watertown, Massachusetts.

In 1631, when Sir Richard was forced to return to England due

to the illlness of his two daughters, John Masters was placed

in charge of all Sir Richard's interest in Watertown.

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ID: I545385056

Name: John MASTERS

Given Name: John

Surname: Masters

Sex: M

Birth: 8 Mar 1581 in <, Tiverton, Devon, England> 1 2

Death: 21 Dec 1639 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 1 2

Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 1 2

Change Date: 17 Oct 2002

Note:

REFN: HWS129722

Ancestral File Number: 7TSS-JH

Father: Thomas MASTERS b: Abt 1556 in <, Tiverton, Devon, England>

Mother: Thomas MASTERS b: Abt 1560 in <, Tiverton, Devon, England>

Marriage 1 Jane COX b: 1586 in , Tiverton, Devon, England

Married: 4 Dec 1597 in , Tiverton, Devon, England 1 2

Note:

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CHAN1 Sep 2002

Children

Sarah MASTERS b: Abt 1603 in , Tiverton, Devon, England
Jane MASTERS b: 1605 in , Tiverton, Devon, England
Ruth Elizabeth MASTERS b: Abt 1606 in , Tiverton, Devon, England c: Abt 1606 in , Tiverton, Devon, England
Lydia MASTERS b: 1609 in , Tiverton, Devon, England c: 1609 in , Tiverton, Devon, England
Abraham MASTERS b: 1611-1615 in <, Tiverton, Devon, England>
Nathaniel MASTERS b: Abt 1613 in <, Tiverton, Devon, England>

Sources:

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Title: "FamilySearch® Ancestral File™ v4.19"

Publication: 3 Feb 2001

Repository:

Name: SLC - Family History Library

Salt Lake City, UT 84150 U.S.A.

SLC - Family History Library

25 N. West Temple Street

Salt Lake City

UT

84150

U.S.A.

Author: Larson, Kirk

Title: "Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson"

Publication: Personal Research Works including Bethune & Hohenlohe Descendants, 1981-2001, Kirk Larson, Private Library

Repository:

Name: Kirk Larson

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 U.S.A.

Kirk Larson

23512 Belmar Dr.

Laguna Niguel

CA

92677

U.S.A.

  1. ID: I28097
  2. Name: John Masters
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 8 MAR 1580/81 in England
  5. Death: 21 DEC 1639 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

Father: John Masters b: ABT 1550 in England

Mother: Elizabeth Thompson b: ABT 1560 in England

Marriage 1 Jane Cox b: 1586 in Tiverton, Devon Co., England

   * Married: 1606 in Tiverton, Devon Co., England

Children

  1. Has Children Lydia Masters b: ABT 1607 in England
  2. Has No Children Nathaniel Masters b: 1609 in England
  3. Has No Children Elizabeth Masters b: ABT 1610 in England
  4. Has No Children Sarah Masters b: ABT 1612 in England
  5. Has No Children Jane Masters b: ABT 1614 in England
  6. Has No Children Abraham Masters b: ABT 1616 in England

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John Masters1,2

M, #1206, b. between 8 March 1580 and 1581, d. 21 December 1639

John Masters|b. bt 8 Mar 1580 - 1581\nd. 21 Dec 1639|p1206.htm|John Masters||p1208.htm||||||||||||||||

Father John Masters

Charts Pedigree of Robert Damon (paged)

Pedigree of Robert Damon

Relationship 10th great-grandfather of Robert Michael Damon.

Reference TABER0001SF

Children of John masters and Sarah Cox:

Sarah Masters

Elizabeth Masters

Nathaniel Masters

Lydia Masters

Jane Masters

Abraham Masters

Jane Masters

Nathaniel Masters who married Ruth Pickworth bef 1654

    John Masters was born between 8 March 1580 and 1581 in Tiverton, Devon, England.1 He was the son of John Masters. John Masters married Jane Cox in 1606 in Tiverton, Devon, England.1 John Masters died on 21 December 1639 in Cambridge, (now Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony.3
    John Masters is described in The Great Migration Begins.3 John Masters is mentioned in The Great Migration Begins under Philip Taber.3 John Masters was listed a freeman on 18 May 1631 in Massachusetts Bay Colony.3 He was a member of the church in Watertown, (now Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, before July 1632.3 He was a Tavernkeeper on 3 September 1635 in Cambridge, (now Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony.3

Jane Cox b. 1586, d. 10 December 1639

   * Sarah Masters b. s 16093
   * Elizabeth Masters+ b. s 16123
   * Lydia Masters+ b. s 1615, d. b 16513

Last Edited 8 May 2002

Citations

  1. [S18] Mary K Knudstrup, online www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/n/u/Mary-K-Knudstrup.
  2. [S9] George L Randall, Thomas, Son of Philip Taber.
  3. [S142] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins.

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Compiler: Richard Damon, 35 Stone Rd, Arlington, MA 02474

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Swamp Yankee, by James Allyn, pg. 10.

Elizabeth was the daughter of John Masters from Derbyshire.

Sources: The Great Migration Begins, v1, p160; v2, pages 915, 1193, 1234-36;

v3, pages 1463, 1753, 1792, 1793, 1954, 2022; Savage; AF.

Savage: John Masters of Cambridge, MA. Perhaps came in the fleet with

Winthrop. Freeman 18 May 1631, "with prefix of respect, a man of skill and

enterprise." He died 21 Dec. 1639. His wife Jane died five days later. His

will, made two days before his death, names daughter Sarah Dobyson, or Dobson

(nothing known of her or her husband); daughter Lydia Tabor, perhaps wife of

Philip; grandson John Lockwood, probably by his daughter Elizabeth and her

first husband, Edmund Lockwood; Abraham and Nathaniel Masters, "whom I judge to

be the son and grandson." The residue of the estate went to daughter

Elizabeth, wife of Cary Latham.

AF: John Masters, born 8 March 1581. Married Jane, or Joan, in 1606. Died

21 Dec. 1639.

Migration: John Masters, origin not known, migrated in 1630. First

residence was Watertown, Mass. Member of Watertown church by July 1632.

Freeman 18 May 1631. Removed to Cambridge in 1633. He was a tavern keeper. Born

about 1581 based on estimated date of marriage.

He wrote a letter from "Watertown, near Charles River, New England," to Lady

Barrington at Hatfield Broadoak, Essex. The letter was described as being "in

excellent handwriting." Born about 1581, based on estimated date of marriage.

Will dated 19 Dec. 1639. He had three daughters--and possibly a son who

predeceased him. Much good info on pages 1234-1236. [Check Essex for orgin.

Also AF records keep mentioning Tiverton, Devonshire, as birth places of kids.]

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Migration, page 915, says Henry Herrick, resident of Salem and later Beverly,

had an agreement, before 30 Nov. 1665, with "Frances Masters, Frenchman," that

his son John Masters was to live with Herrick for 11 1/2 years. This must have

been another Masters family. John of Cambridge died in 1639.

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Copied from New England Historic Genealogical Society. U3 page 356. John Masters was one of the earliest of the settlers in Wattertown, Mass. John Masters was admitted a Freeman in 1631. He was chosen to advise with the Govenor and assistants about the raining of public stock in 1632.

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JOHN1 MASTERS of Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts was born between 1556 and 1597, and died on 21 Dec. 1639 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co. He married JANE OR JOAN of Cambridge, who died on 28 Dec. 1639 in Cambridge. [4, 1]

Came over in 1630, lived at Watertown, and later in 1633 moved to Newtown (now

Cambridge), living near Brattle Street, where for a while he kept an inn. In

1631, he was the pioneer of marine engineering in this country. He made a

channel 12' wide and 7' deep from the Charles River to Newtown.

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John Masters's Timeline

1581
March 8, 1581
Finglesham, Kent, England
1605
1605
Age 23
Tiverton, Devonshire, England, UK
1606
1606
Age 24
England
1606
Age 24
Tiverton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
1606
Age 24
Aldenham, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1607
May 23, 1607
Age 26
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1609
1609
Age 27
Tiverton, Devonshire, England
1611
1611
Age 29
Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England
1615
1615
Age 33
Tiverton, Devonshire, England
1619
1619
Age 37
Leyden, Netherlands