Alexander "of Leyden" Carpenter

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Alexander Carpenter

Also Known As: "Alexander of Wrington"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: of, Wrington, Somersetshire, England
Death: Died in Wrington, Somerset, England, England
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Son of William "of Wrington" Carpenter and Abigail Carpenter
Husband of Priscilla Drucilla Carpenter and Priscilla Carpenter
Father of Priscilla Wright (Cooper); Nathaniel Carpenter; Juliana Kempton; Alice Southworth (Bradford); Ann #1 Carpenter and 16 others
Brother of William ll "of Wrington" Carpenter and James "of Wrington" Carpenter

Occupation: Merchant
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About Alexander "of Leyden" Carpenter

Alexander Carpenter*, of Wrington, Somersetshire, England, migrated to Leiden, Holland. All 5 of Alexander Carpenter's daughters emigrated to New England, and 4 of them married and had children by early colonists.


August 1, 2008: Additions to Carpenter tree taken from http://www.gulbangi.com/5families-o/p139.htm#i3454 --Laurel Logan


He was a Dissenter and, on account of religious persecution removed with his family to Leyden, Holland. Alexander Carpenter was in Wrighton, Somersetshire, Eng on 16 Dec 1600 when he was witness at the Amsterdam marriage of Antoine Fetcher and Jenneken Richeman. He was at Leiden, Holland by 1611;
Alexander was a son of William & Abigail Carpenter.

He married Priscilla Dillen in 1581.

They had at least 5 daughters and perhaps 3 more children, according to the "Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family" by Amos Carpenter in 1898: Julianna; Alice; Bridget; Agnes; Priscilla; Mary; William; and Joan.

Alexander Carpenter from Wrington was on 16 December 1600 [NS] witness at the Amsterdam marriage of "Antoine Fetcher" and "Jenneken Richeman" [J. de Hoop Scheffer, History of the Free Churchmen .... He was at Leiden by 1611. In a letter of 19 August 1644 or 1646 to Mary Carpenter of Wrington, sister of his wife Alice (Carpenter) (Southworth) Bradford, William Bradford noted that the mother of the Carpenter sisters had recently died, and invited Mary to join them in Plymouth, which she soon did.

Alexander Carpenter was a member of the "Ancient Brethren".

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55512450

Sources

Alexander Carpenter in Leiden via Memlinq Global > a facebook page

Pilgrim Museum in Leiden

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Alexander "of Leyden" Carpenter's Timeline

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Wrington, Bath, England
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Wrington, Somerset, England
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of, Wrington, Somersetshire, England
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Age 11
Wrington, Bath, Somersetshire, England
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Wrington, Bath, Somersetshire, England
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Wrington, Bath, Somersetshire, England
1567
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Wrington, Bath, Somersetshire, England
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Wrington, Bath, Somersetshire, England
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Age 11
Wrington, Bath, Somersetshire, England
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Age 11
Wrington, Bath, Somerset, England