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Joseph Northrup, Immigrant

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Yorkshire, Kent, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Northrup; William Northrop and Katherine Northrup
Husband of Mary (Norton) Northrup
Father of Joseph Northrup (1649-1700); Samuel Northrup; Jeremiah Northrup; Zophar Northrup; John NORTHROP and 3 others

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About Joseph Northrup, Immigrant

ID: I286

Name: Joseph Northrup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Sex: M

Birth: 1623 in Kent, Yorkshire, England 1 2 15 16 17 4 18 19 20 10 11 13

Emigration: 26 JUL 1637 England to Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 2

Residence: APR 1638 New Haven, New Haven Co., CT 2

Christening: 9 JAN 1642 First Church, Milford, New Haven Co., CT 15

Death: 11 SEP 1669 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT 1 2 21 15 16 22 4 5 23 24 25 9 10 11 26 13

Burial: Milford, New Haven Co., CT 15

Note: 27 Joined the First Church in Milford, Jan. 9, 1642. His will dated Sept. 1, 1669 mentions children Joseph, Samuel, Jeremiah, & John. Codicil to his will says "My mother shall have a living in my house as long as she lives" (perhaps meaning his wife's mother, Mrs. Norton.)

Note: 5 7 5 Joseph Northrup, immigrant from England, perhaps Yorkshire. He was one of Eaton & Davenport's Company "of good character and fortune", who came from England 1637 in the ship "Hector & Martha". They landed in Boston, July 26, 1637 and settled in New Haven in April 1638. They were mostly from Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, and Kent. Members of this Company, and of Sir Richard Saltonstall's Company, removed to and settled Milford, Conn., and the "free planters of the town" where enrolled Nov. 30, 1639; but Joseph, not then being in church following, his name (with others) appears in the list immediately after the free planters. The surname Northrup was spelled as here given in the earliest records and inscriptions on tombstones----RUP, sometimes RUPP, and occasionally ROOP and more often ROP, although this last termination was not common at an early peroid. Joseph 1, his son Joseph 2 and his sons, James, Joseph, Moses, and most of their descendants, spelled the name Northrup. Northrop, however, was the common form in England. January 9, 1642, Joseph united with The First Church in Milford. He married Mary, daughter of Francis Norton who came to Milford from Wethersfield with the Rev. Peter Prudden and his party. Joseph died Sept. 11, 1669. His will was dated Sept. 1, 1669. It mentions of his children only Joseph, Samuel, Jeremiah, and John. Codicil to his will says, "My mother shell have a living in my house as long as she lives"---perhaps meaning his wife's mother, Mrs. Norton. His wife survived him, and made her will Jan. 24, 1683; mention Joseph, Samuel, Jeremiah (omits John, who probably was dead), Zophar, Daniel, William, and Mary--- the latter two being in their minority---also her mother Norton, Inventory of her estate dated Feb. 28, 1683.

Note: http://northrup.tripod.com/lineage1.html - Founder Stone

Note: The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy By A. Judd Northrup It was at the height of the tryannous reign of Charles the First, and the persecutions of Laud, the prelate of the English Church, who sought to exterminate Puritanism at the dissolution of the Parliament of 1629, that multitudes of Protestant non-conformists emigrated to America, seeking refuge in a country where they might have freedom of conscience and worship. The great migration began in 1630, and continued until about 1640. Among these seekers for religious freedom were Eaton and Davenport's company, "of good characters and fortunes." JOSEPH NORTHRUP, it is said on good authority, was a member of that company. They came from England in the ship "Hector and Martha," landing at Boston, July 26, 1637. The emigrants of that period were, in great part, men of the professional and middle classes, some of them of large landed estate. The bulk, however, were God-fearing farmers from Lincolnshire and Eastern counties. Eaton and Davenport's company were mostly from Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Kent. It cannot now be determined from which county Joseph came--perhaps from Yorkshire; and if of Sir Richard Saltonstall's company, as it sometimes has been asserted, this is highly probable. Sir Richard Saltonstall's company had spent time at Wethersfield, Conn., having come there from Watertown, Mass., but later came to New Haven. The Eaton and Davenport company, meanwhile, had sailed down the coast from Boston, in search of a good harbor, until they came to New Haven, where they found the object of their search, and remained at New Haven about a year. In 1639, members from both companies formed the settlement of Milford, Conn. The Hertfordshire and Yorkshire emigrants seem to have tended to Milford, while others went to Guilford. Rev. Peter Prudden, of the Saltonstall company, whose wife was from Egton, Yorkshire, went to Milford. He was much beloved, and many Yorkshiremen followed him. On Nov. 29, 1639, the little company who had come to Milford from New Haven signed a document which laid the foundation for their government of the "plantation." It read: "Those persons whose names are hereunto written are allowed to be Free Planters, having, for the present, the liberty to act in the choice of public officers, for the carrying on the public affairs in this plantation." Church membership was a condition of admission as a "Free Planter." Forty-four persons signed as such. Joseph Northrup, who was one of the company, was not then a church member, but with nine others was permitted to sign under the names of the full-fledged Free Planters. At a General Court (town meeting), held Nov. 24, 1640, the place was named "Milford." On Jan. 9, 1642, Joseph joined the First Church of Milford (organized at New Haven, Aug. 22, 1639, just before they came to Milford), and thereby became of right a member of that privileged class. He was married to Frances Norton about 1647. He died Sept. 11, 1669, thirty years after the settlement of Milford. The "Second Presbyterian Society" was formed in 1741-42, and was begun by members seceding from the First Church. They announced themselves to be Presbyterians according to the faith and practice of the Church of Scotland, and agreed on Nov. 30, 1741, to set up a separate society, in case the heads of thirty families would unite for that purpose. Accordingly, on the first Sunday in December, 1741, a public meeting was held for them at the house of George Clark, Jr. On the last Tuesday in January, 1742, they qualified themselves before the County Court, according to the "English Act of Toleration," by taking the oath and subscribing to the declaration by said Act, for worshiping God in a way separate from that by law established in the Colony. Among the signers was Josiah Northrup, son of Zophar, the fifth son of Joseph, the immigrant. The Governor and company granted a Patent to Milford, dated May 22, 1713. The names of the Northrups, attached to the Patent (the original of which is in the handwriting of Jonathan Law, Esq., afterward Governor of Connecticut) in the order in which they signed, are as follows: John, son of Jeremiah; Zophar and Jeremiah, sons of Joseph; Jeremiah, Jr.; Joseph, James and Moses, sons of Joseph, Jr.; Amos and Joel, sons of Samuel; Daniel and William, sons of the first Joseph. The Colonists of Milford lived at a period when there was danger from hostile Indians. Their settlement was made shortly after the Pequot War. Although they purchased their lands of the tribes in possession, and sought their friendship, yet they soon saw indications of hostility, and as a protection built a palisade of logs enclosing a mile square, within which they had their dwellings. The Indians became hostile in 1645-6, and guards were hept day and night. They went to church, carrying their rifles with them. The Indians were again troublesome in 1653. In 1700 there was much danger. It was a time of general alarm throughout the country for four or five years. The colonists of New Haven and Milford had all along purchased from the Indians the lands they settled upon, and in every way treated the Indians kindly and fairly, but the hostility of these sons of the forest was awakened by their fears of the growing numbers and power of the whites, and the dawning consciousness that sooner or later they would inevitably be driven from their ancient homes. If they could have written history, it would go far to justify their hostility. The name Norhtrup--Northrop.--Some effort has been made to find the name in England, to determine its origin and proper spelling. Seven different forms have been found. Maude, daughter of Simon Northrope, married in County York, in the reign of Henry VII (1485-1509). Elizabeth Northrope married April 21, 1669. William Northrope, 1489-90, in Beverly. Wills in York Registry gives names of Robert Northrope, 1591; Richard Northrope, 1611; George Northrope, of Heaton, 1618; William Northrope, 1616; John Northrope, 1592; William del Northrope, 1288-1294, on jury. All these names terminate in -rope. No other forms appear in the York County records as far as examined. These forms also appear elsewhere in England: Northorp, Northorpe, Northoppe, Northrope, Northrop, Northropp, del Northrope. I once found the name Northrup, a "recusant"--the only instance I have found of that name in England. A German family of St. Louis give their name Northrupp, as their father, who came from Germany, spelled it. This is a possible hint of the origin of the name "Northrup." In the published official list of soldiers of the Revolution in Massachusetts, the following forms of the name appear: Northrup, Northrupt, Northrop, Northorp, Northroup, Nortrop, Northrip. In the Yorkshire Parish Register, Vol. IX, appear the following: 1604, Northrop, Northrope; 1617, Northrope; 1649, Northrope; 1664, Northroppe. The Hertfordshire records contain the names Northrope, Northroppe, Northropp (1599). Northorp appears in the Parish Registry of Horbury. These facts show clearly that at least in York County and Hertfordshire the name, for a long period, has been Northrop, or Northrope. The other forms, -thorp, -op, -oppe, are evidently modifications of Northrop. The name is a compound of [the word] North and the Saxon word thorp (appearing in such names as Althorp) and the Middle English thrope, meaning town or village. John of North-Thorpe became "John Northorpe." This was naturally changed, for ease of speaking it, to Northrope, or Northrop. Winthrop and Lathrop are examples of the same change. The change to Northrup may have been a change to correspond to a manner of speaking the word "Northrop," or, in some parts of England the name in that form may have been common, or the change may have been arbitrarily made. I think, however, the original name in England--certainly in Yorkshire and Hertfordshire--was Northorpe, and then "Northrop." Whether this form ever prevailed in some parts of England, or was an arbitrary change made by Joseph, I have no opinion. Joseph Northrup, the immigrant, called himself Northrup. In the early records and deeds of Milford he spelled his name Northrup. Land grants to him were to Joseph Northrup (Town Clerk's letter). In Barber's history of Connecticut he spells the name of Joseph Norhtrup. His son Joseph's tombstone bears the same name, and his sons, Moses, James and Joseph, who went to Ridgefield, and most of their descendants, spelled their names Northrup. This Moses made a will (which I have seen), in which the scribe who drew it gave his name as "Northrop," but Moses signed it "Northrup." I have no means of determining how the other sons of the first Joseph spelled their names (except that Samuel's family is said to have spelled the name -rup), nor how or how soon the form Northrop came into common use. A great effort has been made in the preparation of this Genealogy to make the form of the name correspond to the custom of the various families, but doubtless many mistakes have been made. The greater number of families spell the name Northrop. The Northrups are next in number. Northup is the name of the immigrant, Stephen Northup, who accompanied Roger Williams to Rhode Island in 1645, and his descendants do not appear in this book, although some have changed the name to Northrup and others to Northrop. They are not of the family of Joseph, the immigrant. I cannot account for the origin of the name in that form, nor have I any information from what part of England Stephen Northup came. Northrip, or Nortrip (as I have seen it), is the name of but one family group, who settled in Ulster County, N. Y. I think it is a local modification of Northrop. They are not included in this book, as there is no way of showing that they are descendants of Joseph. Perhaps this long dissertation upon the name is unimportant, but the subject has been much discussed, and some persons will be interested in the facts stated. A word more, which perhaps should have been earlier said. I began my almost wholly in the dark, and certainly with no comprehension of its difficulties and magnitude. I undertook to get the families, not only of Northrup, but also of Rhode Island Northups and their descendants. I accumulated a large amount of material, but difficulties arose which seemed insurmountable, and I abandoned the effort of getting the Northup family history. I hope some one of that branch will seriously undertake the task, and my material will be at his service. Many members of the Northrup-Northrop family, of whatever name, served in all the important wars of the country, and especially in the Colonial wars, the Revolution, and the Civil War. An enumeration has been made, in an Appendix, of those in three states, who served in the Revolution, but not in other States or wars. These early settlers began their life in America prompted by the highest motives, were "of good character," honest, industrious, patriotic and God-fearing. It will not be surprising to find multitudes of the same sort in the records of this book. They have swelled the ranks of good citizens; many, with honor, have well served their generation in the humbler walks of life; others have been prominent in the various professions, in legislative halls, as honored heads of educational institutions, in the courts of justice, on the bench, some reaching the highest places of ecclesiasttical dignity, and many giving their patriotic service to their country on the battle-field, but the fundamental qualities of their sturdy and upright forefathers have been, I believe, their dominant characteristics in all spheres of their activities and influence. It would afford me great satisfaction, as I say the last word here, by special mention to extend my thanks and gratitude to the many of these family names, and others, who have aided me in this work, now brought to a close, but space forbids. I may mention, without being invidious, or seeming to forget others, a very few. The work of Merwin J. Northrop, of Waterbury, Conn., who labored for several years in the preparation of a Genealogy of the family, which was almost ready for publication when he died, about a year ago. He was a young man who almost seemed to have a passion for research, and gathered and arranged much valuable material. His father, Homer F. Northrop, kindly turned it all over to me, and I have used such material as I did not already possess. Nathan G. Pond, of Ridgefield, Conn., in his lifetime, and Mrs. Pond, since his death, have rendered me great and valuable service. Mr. and Mrs. Hosea B. Northrop, Newtown, Conn., contributed a vast amount of family history of Connecticut families. It is impracticable to mention the hundreds out of the nearly thousand correspondents who aided me materially. The kindness of most of them in answering my sometimes persistent inquiries has won my warmest gratitude, and many of them seem like long-time and much-prized friends. To those named, and to these unnamed but not forgotten ones, my hearty thanks and kindest remembrances. I linger, looking back in memory, and think of this goodly company, and wish them, here and hereafter, "the best things."

Change Date: 8 MAR 2008

Father: Joseph Northrup b: ABT 1603 in Derby, Derbyshire, England

Mother: Katherine Birdsey b: ABT 1603 in Derbyshire, England

Marriage 1 Mary Norton b: 1627 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT

Married: 9 JAN 1642 in First Church, Milford, New Haven Co., CT 21 28 15 29 4 30 31 10 11 32

Children

Joseph Northrup b: 17 JUL 1649 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Samuel Northrup b: 26 OCT 1651 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT c: 26 OCT 1651 in First Church, Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Jeremiah Northrup b: 19 JAN 1653 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
John Northrup b: 7 SEP 1656 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Zophar Northrup b: 21 JUN 1661 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT c: 30 JUN 1661 in First Congregational Church, Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Daniel Northrup b: 7 AUG 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT c: 7 AUG 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
William Northrup b: 2 JUN 1666 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT c: 9 JUN 1667 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Mary (Marah) Northrup b: 6 JAN 1670 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT c: 9 JAN 1670 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT

Marriage 2 Unknown Pepper

Sources:

Type: Family Member

Place: 3891 South Second Street, Onaway, MI 49765

Text: 517-733-8663

Text: oakie@freeway.net

Type: Book

Author: Ansel Judd Northrup

Periodical: The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy: A Record of the Known Descendants of Joseph Northrup, Who Came from England in 1637, and Was One of the Original Settlers of Milford, Conn. In 1639. With Lists of Northrups and Northrops in the Revolution.

Date: 1908

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Type: Book

Title: History of Little Nine Partners of Northeast Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Duchess Co.

Author: Isaac Huntting

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Joseph Northrup, Immigrant's Timeline

1623
1623
Yorkshire, Kent, England
1637
July 26, 1637
Age 14
Aboard the "Hector and Martin"
July 26, 1637
Age 14
Aboard the "Hector & Martha", landed in Boston, MA
1642
January 9, 1642
Age 19
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1649
July 17, 1649
Age 26
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1651
October 26, 1651
Age 28
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
1653
January 19, 1653
Age 30
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
1656
September 7, 1656
Age 33
1661
June 21, 1661
Age 38
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
1664
August 7, 1664
Age 41
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut