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Abraham Newell, of Roxbury

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: June 13, 1672 (83-92)
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Newell, Sr.
Husband of Frances Newell
Father of Grace Tay; Abraham Newell; John Newell; Isaac Newell; Faith Bennett and 2 others

Occupation: tailor, farmer
Immigration Year: 1634
Managed by: Private User
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About Abraham Newell, of Roxbury

brief biography

Abraham Newell sailed from Ipswich, Eng, aboard ship "Francis." John Cutting, master, came to MA, settling in Roxbury, 1634. At time he was 50 yrs old. Custom house records show he was accompanied by wife Frances, 40 yrs old, & children: Faith, 14 yrs old; Grace, 13; Abraham, 8; John, 5; Isaac, 2; Jacob, b on passage. Faith is mistakenly named as Ruth in records. Abraham Newell made freeman, Mar 14 1635, d Jun 13, buried Jun 15 1672, age, per record, 91 yrs. Widow Frances d Jan 13 1683, age 100, per town records, which sometimes greatly exaggerate. Edward Porter & Abraham Newell were original proprietors of homesteads & orchards afterwards known as "Maccarty Farm." Tract contained 60 acres & lay betn Hawthorne St & Walnut Av, on both sides of Washington St, extending from Cedar on north to Marcella St on south. In deed from Abraham to sons, Isaac & Jacob, his occ is given as "tayler." Abraham Newell was 1 of original donors to Roxbury Free School which became Roxbury Latin School. 1664, Abraham Newell, Isaac & John Newell, & other inhabitants of Roxbury, signed paper requesting General Court make no chg to their present liberties as they felt they were in danger. Mar 1672, drive was started to help fund Harvard College. Apostle to Indians, Rev Mr Eliot hoped to remove "evil" by bringing to everyone's attention long hair on students & other men were starting to let their hair grow long. Paper was signed by Abraham Newell Sr, Isaac Newell & Jacob Newell. Abraham Newell d 6/13/1672, at age 88, which agrees w/age entered on his passage on "Francis". Rev John Eliot placed his age at 91 when entered in church records. Frances Newell was named executrix of husband's will. He divided most of his property amg sons & sons-in-law. On death of his wife, he decreed property which she used would go to eldest son, Abraham Jr. She d Nov 16 1682. Rev Eliot said she was "neere 100 yrs. old".

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Abraham Newell

Birth:

1584, England

Death:

Jun. 15, 1672

Roxbury

Suffolk County

Massachusetts, USA

Born about 1584 (aged 50 on 30 April 1634.

Tailor who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1634 on the "Francis" of Ipswich & settled in Roxbury.(On 30 April 1634, "Abraham Newell," aged 50, "Francis his wife," aged 40, "Fayth Newell," aged 14 [listed in the family of John Bernard], "Grace Newell," aged 13 [listed in the family of William Westwood], "Abraham Newell," aged 8, "John Newell," aged 5, and "Isaacke Newell," aged 2, were enrolled at Ipswich as passengers for New England on the Francis of Ipswich). Died in Roxbury 15 June 1672 "aged 91."

Married by about 1618 Francis _____. "Mother Newell" died at Roxbury on 13 January 1682/3 and was buried there on 16 January 1682/3 "near 100 years old."

Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project

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Edwrd Porter and Abraham Newell were the original proprietors of the homesteads and orchards afterwards known as "Maccarty Farm." this tract contained sixty acres and lay between Hawthorne Street and Walnut Avenue on both sides of Washington Street extending from Cedar on the north to Marcella Street on the south. In a deed From Abraham to his sons Isaac and Jacob, he is described as "tayler".

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Abraham Newell Family

Abraham Newell

Born 7 April 1583 Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Died 13 June, 1672 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Married Frances Unknown in Ipswich, England about 1619

Frances was born 6 April, 1594 in Ipswich, England.

She died 16 January, 1682, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Sailed from Ipswich, England, on ship named the Francis, considered one of the Pilgrim Ships, in mid April, 1634.

Arrived in Massachusetts Bay on May 30, 1634. He was accompanied by his wife Frances, daughters Faith 14 and Grace 13, sons Abraham 8, John, 5, Isaac 2, and Jacob who was born on board ship. Another daughter Robecca was born in Roxbury. The family settled in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Abraham was made a freeman March 14, 1635. He was one of the original proprietors of the homesteads and orchards afterwards known as the “Maccarty farm.” In a deed from Abraham to his sons he is described as a “Tayler.” He was one of the original donors to the Roxbury Free School which became the Roxbury Latin School.

==comments==

Date of birth might be 1581.


GEDCOM Note

Newell Family Website

The following came from a Newell family website:

Abraham was the original proprietor of the McCarthy Farms which were locate between Hawthorne on the east, Walnut Avenue on the west, Cedar on the North, and Marcella on the South. in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was a prominent citizen of the settlement and was one of the original donors to the "Free School of Roxbury", later the Roxbury Latin School.

Burke in his General Armory of England, Scotland & Ireland stated that during the seventeenth century several families of Newell and Newhall crossed the seas and settled in various parts of New England. The Newell family had a coat of arms and a picture and description can be found in this source.

The Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 compiled by Frank R. Holmes listed Abraham Newell B: England 1584, who came from Ipswich, England to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634. Abraham Newell B: 1581 Ipswich, Suffolk, England; Parents: Abraham & Frances; M: 1580 at Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Founders of Early American Families: Immigrants from Europe, 1607-1657 by Meridith B. Colket included Abraham Newell who came with his family on the ship christened Francis and settled at Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634 and died there 13 June 1672; he was a tailor by trade.

Directory of Ancestral heads of New England Families 1620-1700; This source lists our Abraham Newell B: England 1584, came from Ipswich, England to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634.

Founders of Early American Families: Abraham Newell came with his family on the ship christened Francis and settled at Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634 and died there 13 June 1672; he was a Tailor by trade;

His will, dated 8 Feb 1669, at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and probated 4 May 1672, bequeathed to sons Abraham, John, Isaac, Jacob, William Toy, (my grandfather), wife Frances. There were no daughters mentioned. Suffolk Deeds, IV, pg: 96) indicated he deeded lands to son Abraham on 4 Sept. 1665. The deed also indicated that this was done in consideration of an annuity to be paid him and wife.

Will of Abraham 1670...

In his will, dated 8 February 1669[/70?] and proved 4 July 1672, “Abraha[m] Newell …, having formerly disposed of the greatest part of my lands unto my children by reason of mine inability to improve them by reason of mine age & weakness & having given to mine eldest son Abraham Newell a deed under my hand of several parcels of lands & unto all the rest of my sons the possession of others of my lands but not sufficiently confiremd unto them,” ordered that “the lands that I have confirmed as before expressed unto my eldest son Abra[ham] Newell with twenty pounds given to him at his marriage shall be his double portion out of all the lands that I have already divided unto my children although not sufficiently confirmed unto the rest of my children as this is to him”; “my son John Newell shall have ten acres of land near unto Joseph Bugbie’s house & one quarter part of my salt marsh at the Salt Pans, also my fresh meadow at Flaggy Meadow but in case that the said Joh[n] Newell have no natural heirs begotten of his body all these several parcels of lands here willed to him shall fall unto the rest of my children, my sons Abra[ham], Isaac & Jacob Newell & to my son-in-law Willaim Tay … not hindering dowry in case that he doth marry”; “my other two sons Isaac & Jacob Newell shall have my lot at the Pond Plain & the lot at the neck of it that was bought formerly of Edward Denyson & the land on the rocks called Totman’s Rocks that was lately the land of William Hopkins & Sam[ue]l Ruggles & all my meadow in Bear Marsh & half my salt marsh at the Salt Pans”; “my son-in-law Willaim Toy shall have my Long Orchard near unto where my dwelling house butting on the knol of the hill near to where my said house was & by the way leading by the north side of Richard Meadeses houselot & [one word illegible] John Watson’s homelot & all the other land there that is mine whether orchard, woodland or pasture land down to Sam[ue]l Ruggles his pasture that he bought of me in all about fifteen acres of land”; “all these several parcels of land abovementioned that are willed unto my sons Abra[ham], John, Isaac & Jacob Newell is now in their hands & possession they giving to me for the same every one of them as I have agreed with them or as my necessity shall require during the whole term of her natural life yearly”; “for all the worldly goods that I shall die possessed of or that is due to me in the hands of any person whatsoever excepting what is abovementioned or that shall be hereafter expressed in this my will whether it be housing or lands, cattle or moveable goods or what else soever I dispose of it as followeth: … my dear wife Francis Newell shall have the use & benefit of my whole estate for & during the term of her natural life & that she shall dwell with any of her children where it liketh her best yet being provided for & it is my will that she shall be provided for by all my children by an equal proportion as they do enjoy of my lands in their possession (that is to say) that my eldest son Abra[ham] Newell as he doth enjoy & possess a double portion of all the lands divided out to my sons my said son Abra[ham] shall provide as much more as any of the rest of my children for the maintenance of my said wife & all the rest of my sons as my sons John, Isaac & Jacob Newell & my son-in-law William Toy shall provide every one of them equally for the comfortable livelihood of my said wife, they, their heirs, executors & assigns during the whole term of her natural life”; “after my wife’s decease my will is that my eldest son Abra[ham] Newell shall possess & enjoy the knoll of the hill by his house that he set up where mine was burnt adjoining to it & the land about it that he doth now possess of mine abovementioned it lying on the north side of it & it lying on the south side of my son-in-law W[illia]m Toy’s Long Orchard above expressed abutting east on the land of the heirs of Isaac Morrell”; “my other two sons Isaac & Jacob Newell shall have, possess & enjoy my lot of twenty & two acres in the woods in the thousand acres near Dedham & that it shall be equally divided betwixt them both”; “all the rest of my estate after the decease of my said wife whatsoever either in her hands or in the hands of any person whatsoever excepting as is above expressed shall be equally divided unto all my children that is to say unto sons Abra[ham], John, Isaac & Jacob Newell & unto my son-in-law W[illia]m Toy excepting my said wife’s wearing clothes which shall be at her liberty to dispose of to whom she pleaseth; also in case my children cannot agree about the division of the goods left to them after my wife’s decease or any differences should arise amongst them about anything that they do possess of mine or that I have disposed to them by my will or otherways that they may agree amongst themselves I do most desire but if they cannot my will is that they shall choose each of them one man being no way related to them these men then [one word illegible] with my two friends desired to be my overseers of this my will to have power to hear & finally determine all such difference that shall arise amongst any of them, they or the major part of them, but in case either by death or removal there doth want an odd man, these men thus chosen shall have the full power to choose an odd man and farther whatsoever I shall see meet to leave in the hands of any of my children either rents or cattle or anything else excepting what I shall leave upon record after the date of this my last will none of the rest of my children shall have any power to call them to an account for it after my decease”; “my dear wife Francis Newell shall be my executrix & my loving son Isaac Newell shall be my executor”; “my loving friends John Boales & Willaim Gary to be my overseers” [SPR 7:220-22].

Life Sketch

Born about 1584 (aged 50 on 30 April 1634. Tailor who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1634 on the "Francis" of Ipswich & settled in Roxbury.(On 30 April 1634, "Abraham Newell," aged 50, "Francis his wife," aged 40, "Fayth Newell," aged 14 [listed in the family of John Bernard], "Grace Newell," aged 13 [listed in the family of William Westwood], "Abraham Newell," aged 8, "John Newell," aged 5, and "Isaacke Newell," aged 2, were enrolled at Ipswich as passengers for New England on the Francis of Ipswich). Died in Roxbury 15 June 1672 "aged 91." Married by about 1618 Francis _____. "Mother Newell" died at Roxbury on 13 January 1682/3 and was buried there on 16 January 1682/3 "near 100 years old." Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project

Came to America in 1634, ship ffrances,

Came to America in 1634, ship ffrances, custom records

!BILK 15 p 197. B>Y> Gen and Biog Res Vo

!BILK 15 p 197. B>Y> Gen and Biog Res Vol 5 lp 257-60 Pioneers of Mass by PopeSavages General Dist. of New Eng

GEDCOM Source

Description: On the ship "Francis" of Ipswich. Standardized place.

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Isaac Newell, Find A Grave Index.

GEDCOM Source

Wow! Being born 1555 would make him 117 years old when he died. Maybe this was his father's birth date? The following may give a birth of 1581: Bennett Preston Ancestors B11E 15 p.197-8 Also Fowler Genealogy p.20 might suggest a change.

GEDCOM Source

Based on transcribed version of original vital records of Roxbury

GEDCOM Source

9ZKZ-YNQ Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=3553&h=10204682&ind...

References

  • Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, The Author: Wyman, Thomas B. Publication: 1879. Volume 2, page 698 Archive.Org
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Abraham Newell, of Roxbury's Timeline

1584
1584
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1622
1622
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1626
1626
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1629
1629
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1632
1632
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1634
April 1634
On Board Ship Francis
1634
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1634
Age 50
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
1637
July 15, 1637
Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony