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Dorothy Sears (Jones)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Yeovil, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Jones and Agnes Jones
Wife of Richard Sears, the pilgrim
Mother of Knyvet Sears; Capt. Paul Sears, I; Deborah Paddock (Sears); John Sears and Margaret Magdalne Winslow Worden
Sister of Richard Jones, of Dorchester; Elizabeth Thacher and John Jones
Half sister of Lucretia Lucy Brewster (Jones)

Occupation: Pilgrim
Managed by: Stanley Marshall Sears
Last Updated:

About Dorothy Sears

Dorothy Jones Thacher

Plymouth & Cape Cod, MA Genealogy

Entries: 14133 Updated: 2015-05-03 19:41:05 UTC (Sun) Contact: Harry Hadaway

ID: I2519

Name: Dorothy Jones 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Sex: F

Birth: ABT 1603 in Of Dinder, Somerset, England 12 13 2 5 6 9 11

Burial: 19 MAR 1679 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

Reference Number: 7849

LDS Baptism: 01 NOV 2002 BOUNT

Endowment: 08 NOV 2002 BOUNT

Event: Arrival 1659 Virginia 8

Death: BEF 19 MAR 1679 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA 12 13 3 4 7 9 11

Name: Thather Batt

Note:

Notes for Dorothy Jones" 'Cady [i.e., Goody] Seares was buried the 19th of March [16]78[/9]' at Yarmouth [Yar VR

125]." 318

She was also said to have "died March, 1678/9; married 1632, Richard Sears". 579

"Her parentage, her birthplace and the date of her birth are as yet unknown. Mention of 'my brother Thacher' in

the will of Richard sears has led to the erroneous conclusion that Richard Sears' wife was Dorothy Thacher,

sister of Rev. Anthony Thacher. The Sears Genealogy by Samuel P. May, contains this error. But Mr. May, in pen

-and-ink notations, has corrected the copy of his book in possession of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower

Descendants, Boston, Massachusetts, and the case now stands as follows: Richard Sears and Anthony Thacher

married sisters, Dorothy and Elizabeth Jones, who were of Dinder, co. Somerset, England, Dorothy marrying

Richard in 1632, Elizabeth marying Anthony, early in 1635. Their brother was Richard Jones who came to New

England in 1635 and settled in Dorchester, Mass." 579

She was the sister of Richard Jones of Dorchester and of Elizabeth Jones Thacher, wife of Anthony Thacher of

Yarmouth. 318

"Dorothy [Jones], b. ca. 1603, m. Richard Sears or Sares, probably in Masschusetts about 1635.

They accompanied the Thachers and others to Yarmouth, and Dorothy died there: 'Goody Sares was buried Mar.

19, 1678-9' (Descendants of Richard Sares pp. 23 f., 31)."567

"It is not certain that she was his only wife, or the mother of all, if any, of his children." 188

"His wife has been identified as Dorothy, sister of Anthony Thacher.

Richard referred to Anthony as 'my brother'

and Anthony's son John called Richard 'my Uncle Sares,' but in all Thacher family records, wills, baptisms and

births, etc., no appropriate Dorothy has been found. It is possible that Sears married either Dorothy Jones, the

sister of Anthony's wife, Elizabeth, or Dorothy Batt, sister of Christopher Batt, and of Anthony's sister-in-law Alice,

second wife of his older brother Peter Thacher."293

"He married by 1637 Dorothy Jones, born ca. 1603, at Dinder, co. Somerset, England; and as 'Goody Sares' was

buried 19 March 1678/9 in Yarmout (VR, 125; Sares, 14-15; TAG, 58 [1982]; NEXUS, 5:14).

She was the daughter of George and Agnes (___) Jones."511

"Dorothy Jones, daugher to George and Agnes (___) Jones, was born at Dinder Somersetshire, in 1603

(Bishop's Extracts for 1603). . . .She was executor of her father's estate." 511

"Jones, Dorothy (____ - 1679) of Plymouth, MA. English home: 'The Ancestry of Thomas C. Brainerd', by Dwight

Brainerd, 1948 (p. 219) says she was a sister of Richard Jones who came from Dinder, Somerset with Rev. 

Joseph Hull's group in 1635. She m. Richard Sears in England in 1632 and he was taxed in Plymouth, MA the

same year." 458

"Jones, Richard (1598-1641) of Dorchester, MA, Jones, Dorothy (___ - 1679) wife of Richard Sears & Jones, Elizabeth (1603-1670), wife of Anthony Thacher Volume 22, p. 50. It has been claimed, for many years, that Richard Jones of Dorchester, MA came from Dinder, Somerset, in 1635, with the group led by Rev. Joseph Hull. See Search Series Volume 22, pp. 50-51. It has also been claimed that he had two sisters who came over, Dorothy, who married Richard Sears and Elizabeth, who married Anthony thacher. According to Robin Bush the origins of this Jones family from Dinder have never been satisfactorily researched. He had now compleed an extensive search of the Dinder records and has found the baptisms of Richard and Elizabeth Jones. The earliest surviving voluem of the Dinder parish registers covers only burials from 1578 to 1637 (the second volume of baptisms, marriages and burial dates only from 1695). . . . The following entries were located in the Dinder Bishop's Transcripts: . . . Richard son of Georg Jones Bapt. 25 June 1598 . . . Elizabethe dau of George Jones Bpt. 1 Jan. 1602/3 . . . " 541

"It has been claimed for many years, that Richard Jones of Dorchester, MA came from Dinder, Somerset, in 1635, with the group led by Rev. Joseph Hull. See Search Series Volume 22, pp. 50-51. It has also been claimed that he had two sisters who came over, Dorothy, who married Richard Sears and Elizabeth, who married Anthony Thacher. Acording to Robin Rush the origins of this Jones family from Dinder have never been satisfactorily researched. He has ow completed an extensive search of the Dinder records and has found the baptisms of Richard and Elizabeth Jones. The earliest surviving volume of the Dinder parish registers covers only burials from 1578 to 1637 (the second volume of baptisms, marriages and burial dates only from 1695)." 542

"Richard Jones, the emigrant, has previously been identified with the son of John Jones of Dinder, clothier (evidently buried 24 May 1605), as recorded on a brass placed in the Dinder church by an American descendant in 1899. The above documents, however, include no evidence that John had children named Dorothy and Elizabeth: only a daughter named Susan (baptised 25 June 1598, buried 14 Jan. 1604/5), possibly by a wife named Susan, who evidently remarried John Hodges of Dinder, yeoman, by 1619. The documentation does, however, show that George Jones had children named Richard, Dorothy and Elizabeth and is thus likely to be the father of the emigrants. George's wife was named Alice, not Agnes, as stated in the Search series, volume 22, p. 50). George was certainly son of Dorothy Jones, widow, buried 19 June 1614, and his father was probably teh Richard Jones who had a daughter Alice buried on 22 Feb. 1579/80 and who was buried on 10 Mar. 1585/6." 542

"The manor of Dinder pass by marriage from the Hicks family to that of the Somervilles in teh 18th century. The Somerville manuscripts (DD/SVL) have been temporarily depositied at the Somerset Record Office (71 boxes) but have never been box listed, let alone catalogued in depth. Most of the records proved to be 18th and 19th century in date and Robin Bush failed to find any manor court rolls of surveys. By rapid sampling he managed to locate two boxes (DD/SVL, boxes 35 and 36) which contained earlier deeds and leases. These he searched in detail and located the following Dinder items relating to the surname Jones - rearranged in chronological order: . . . 1 Nov. 1615. Lease by Edward Rodney of Rodney Stoke, esquire, and Rice David of Backwell, esquire, to George Jones of Dinder, yeoman, Alice his wife, and Richard Jones and Dorothie Jones, children of the said George and Alice, in consideration of a surrender by Henry Foster of Wells, tanner, and William Foster, his brother, of a tenement, garden and curtilage in Dinder, with 8 acres of arable land, 2 rods of meadow in the common mead, 1 acre in severalty and half an acre pasture called Bottle Close, occupied by Henry and William Foster, and of a surrender by John Hodge of Dinder, yeoman, who held the reversion of the same, rent 2s 4 1/4d. DD/SVL, box 35)." 542

"Dorothy Jones - Born in England, but baptism not found. Died 1679. She married Ricahrd Sears, whose will was dated 10 March 1667, codicil, 3 Fe. 1675 and probated 15 Nov. 1676. " 542 _PHOTO: File: C:\Users\Harry Hadaway\Documents\Family Tree Maker\Hadaway Media\Jones Coat of Arms(1).jpg Title: Jones Coat of Arms

Father: George Jones b: in Of Dinder, Somerset, England Mother: Agnes b: in Of Dinder, Somerset, England

Marriage 1 Richard Sears b: ABT 1595 in Amsterdam, Netherlands Married: ABT 1637 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA 14 Sealing Spouse: 05 MAR 1996 in BOISE Children

Paul Sears b: 20 FEB 1638 in Marblehead, Essex, MA
Deborah Sears b: SEP 1639 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
Silas Sears b: ABT 1641 in Of Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

Sources: Title: Harold Monroe Walden, 30214 Briarcrest Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628-1149 (512) 863-8678,hmwalden@flash.net Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Page: Source number: 2811.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MSL Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Author: Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Deaths Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2001; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Page: Source number: 91.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CTD Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Page: SAR Membership Number: 86915 Author: Gale Research Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1659; Page Number: 103 Author: Heritage Consulting Title: Millennium File Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Author: Ancestry.com Title: American Marriages Before 1699 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1997; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Author: Ancestry.com Title: International, Find A Grave Index for Select Locations, 1300s-Current Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Author: Samuel Pearce Title: The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888 Publication: Name: Publication: 1890; Author: Robert Charles Anderson Title: The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 Publication: Name: Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 2004.; Page: 411. Quality: 3 Author: Robert Charles Anderson Title: The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 Publication: Name: Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 2004.; Page: 411. Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Ancestry.com WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help RootsWeb.com, Inc. is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. If you have a problem with a particular entry, please contact the submitter of said entry. You have full control over your GEDCOM. You can change or remove it at any time. RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community. Learn more.

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Dorothy is the mother of Silas, Paul, Knyvett, and Deborah and wife of Richard Sears. She may have also married a Thacher or Thacker before Richard Sears. Her sister, Elizabeth Jones, married Anthony Thacher. Perhaps Dorothy married Anthony's brother or cousin before she married Richard Sears.


Dorthy is the daughter of George and Agnes Jones.


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34753166

Dorothy Jones was born about 1603, daughter of George and Agnes (_____) Jones of Dinder, Somerset. She married Richard Sears of Plymouth Colony by 1637. "Cady [i.e., Goody] Seares was buried the 19th of March [16]78[/9]" at Yarmouth.

Their 3 children: i PAUL, b. about 1637 (d. Yarmouth 20 February 1707/8 in 70th year [gravestone]); m. by 1659 Deborah (eldest child aged thirteen on 3 July 1672, said to be daughter of George Willard. ii DEBORAH, b. about 1639 (d. Yarmouth 17 August 1732 "within about one month of 93 years of age;" m. by 1661 Zachariah Paddock (eldest child aged seventeen on 2 February 1678. iii SILAS, b. say 1641; m. by about 1665 Anna, probably daughter of James Bursell of Yarmouth.


Marriage

1632 to Richard Sears

United States


Dorothy Jones was born about 1603, daughter of George and Agnes (_____) Jones of Dinder, Somerset. She married Richard Sears of Plymouth Colony by 1637. "Cady [i.e., Goody] Seares was buried the 19th of March [16]78[/9]" at Yarmouth. Their 3 children: i PAUL, b. about 1637 (d. Yarmouth 20 February 1707/8 in 70th year [gravestone]); m. by 1659 Deborah (eldest child aged thirteen on 3 July 1672, said to be daughter of George Willard. ii DEBORAH, b. about 1639 (d. Yarmouth 17 August 1732 "within about one month of 93 years of age;" m. by 1661 Zachariah Paddock (eldest child aged seventeen on 2 February 1678. iii SILAS, b. say 1641; m. by about 1665 Anna, probably daughter of James Bursell of Yarmouth. Source:Anderson's Great Migration Study Project

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Dorothy Sears's Timeline

1603
1603
Yeovil, Somerset, England
1610
December 24, 1610
Age 7
Droitwich, Worcstershire, England
1635
1635
Age 32
Marblehead, Essex., Mass.
1637
February 20, 1637
Age 34
Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1639
September 16, 1639
Age 36
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1649
1649
Age 46
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1678
March 19, 1678
Age 75
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1940
August 17, 1940
Age 75
1941
April 9, 1941
Age 75