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Jonathan Wade, Col.

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: June 13, 1683 (71)
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Wade and Susan Wade
Husband of Susanna Wade (Prence)
Father of Prudence Hammond (Wade); Maj. Jonathan Wade; Sarah Rogers; Elizabeth Wardwell; Susanna Wade and 3 others
Brother of Nicholas Wade; Prudence Hammond; Nathaniel Wade; Thomas Wade and Richard Wade

Occupation: Merchant and Tavern Keeper, Yeoman
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About Col. Jonathan Wade of Ipswich

Immigrated, perhaps with wife, in 1632 on the “Lyon” (or Lion); settled 1st in Charlestown, then in Ipswich. Rose in ranks of the militia from Lt to Col & served in King Philip’s War. Will was probated 8 Jul 1686.

1632- Immigrated on the ship "Lyon".

1632- Arrived in Charlestown, MA.

1634- Freeman and early settler of Ipswich, MA.

1637- Member of the Grand Jury.

1663- Lieutenant. Later, he was a Colonel.

1667, March 26- He had his license renewed to sell strong waters for one year.

1669, 1681-82: Representative.

Siblings: Nathaniel and Thomas.

Descendants: Pres Gerald R Ford, Supreme Court Justice Salmon P Chase, Poet T S Elliot.

Immigration Year: 1632

Early Settler of Ipswich, MA

Freeman: 1634

Deputy to General Court: 1669

King Philip's War Vet

Capt Ipswich Militia; Col Medford Militia

Immigrated, perhaps with wife, in 1632 on the “Lyon” (or Lion); settled 1st in Charlestown, then in Ipswich. Rose in ranks of the militia from Lt to Col & served in King Philip’s War. Will was probated 8 Jul 1686.

King Philip's War, 1675-76

King Philip was chief of Wampanoag Indians & son of Massasoit, chief who befriended Pilgrims & celebrated 1st Thanksgiving in 1620. King Philip resented intrusion & domination of colonists & led an uprising of several tribes, including Narragansetts, in 1675-76, terrorizing New England in what became known as bloodiest Indian War ever to take place there. By the time war ended 52 of 90 New England settlements had been attacked, 12 completely destroyed. King Philip was trapped & killed in Aug 1676.

Jonathan Wade, Ipswich, came in 1632, in the Lion, arriving 16 Sep perhaps with wife Susanna, & settled at Charlestown, was a merchant & with his wife was received into the church 25 May 1633; freeman 14 May 1634; aft 1636 moved to Ipswich, was of grand jury 1637, received 200 acres grant in 1639, & 400 more in 1649, but because of a pending claim, put into common stock by his brother Thomas of Northampton in Eng, could not gain part of Plum Island as he wanted; was rep 1669, 1681-2, had child Mary, baptized at Charlestown Church. Oct 1633; Jonathan; Sarah; Nathaniel, born after 1648; Prudence; Thomas, born after 1651; & perhaps more. Wife died 29 Nov 1678, he died 1684, buried (per Sewall's Almanac) 8 Nov. Will probated 8 Jul 1686, by President Dudley in Boston, had been made in London 17 Jun 1657, & was witnessed by Sir William Peake, & Samuel Sedgwick, whose hands were sworn to by John Richards, correspondent of Sir Williams, and by a correspondent of Sedgwick, & also his widow. It provides for wife Susanna, & children, but names only the eldest Jonathan, to whom he gives all his land in parish of Denver, Norfolk Co, Eng, on West side, 1 mi from Downham market. Infer that was his native place. Daughter Mary married William Symonds; Sarah married 13 Nov 1661 Samuel Rogers, & Prudence married 29 Dec 1659 or 1666, Dr. Anthony Crosby, & on the next 9 Jul 1673, Rev Seaborn Cotton of Hampton.

Note: Some show Jonathan died 13 Jun 1683.


Stephanie Villescas Database, 25 Aug 2001;

Craig K Gowens Database, 14 Oct 2003;

Cape Cod Genealogy, by Edward A. Cooper, c1998, 2000;

D Pane-Joyce Genealogy, Jun 2003 (immigration); 23295

Barton Genealogy, Website, 2003;

Deborah Cadigan-Little Database, 19 Aug 2002;

Pioneers of ME & NH, 1623 to 1660, Charles Henry Pope, Boston, 1908; reprint Clearfield Co, Inc by Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, MD 1965

Sonja Griesbach Database, 30 Mar 2003;

D B Robinson Database, 16 May 2004;

Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Study Project New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston 1995, p 1883-5

Genealogical Dictionary of The 1st Settlers of New England, Bef 1692, James Savage, Vol 4.


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Col. Jonathan Wade of Ipswich's Timeline

Norwich, Norfolk, England
June 22, 1632
Age 20
Ship "Lion"
October 2, 1633
Age 21
Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 21
Age 25
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 25
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 29
Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 33
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 35
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony