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Edward Bosworth, Jr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
Death: August 05, 1634 (40-49)
On Board The "Elizabeth V. Dorcas, " In Boston Harbor
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Bosworth; Edward Bosworth; Willimina Mary Bosworth (Ellis) and William Bosworth
Husband of *Meribah Fowler Bosworth and Mary Bosworth
Father of *Sarah Storer; Mary Buckland; Jonathan Bosworth, Sr.; Benjamin Bosworth; Nathaniel Bosworth and 3 others

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About Edward Bosworth, Jr

Information From WFT #89

Tree name: Purdy, Jacobs, Ogden of England, MA 366-2001

Tree number: 1034

Tree submission date: Aug 11, 2001

Source: History of Hingham, Mass.

Edward Bosworth and wife, Mary, left England in the Spring of 1634, in the ship Elizabeth Dorcas. They had with them their two sons, Benjamin and Nathaniel. An older son, Jonathan, had come to America a year or two before and had settled in "Newtowne," (Cambridge) Mass. Edward Bosworth died as the ship sailed into Boston Harbor; as he was dying, at his request, he was taken on deck so that he might view "the promised land." His body was taken ashore and buried in Boston.

Edward Bosworth had borrowed money from Henry Sewall to pay the passage over to New England for his family. His wife was left penniless and was helped by the town. The money was a loan and the amount was about 100 pounds. The debts were assumed by the three sons and the son-in-law, William Buckland, who had married Mary Bosworth. Jonathan, 22, Benjamin, 20, and Nathaniel, not quite 18 years old, each paid about 20 pounds of the debt.


On board the Elizabeth Dorcas,Boston, Suffolk, Mass


IMMIGRANT, 1634

"Edward sailed for New England in 1634 with wife Mary, their two younger sons, and daughter Mary and her husband. The eldest son, Jonathan, had preceded them. Samuel Sewall, whose father came on the same ship, wrote: 'Edward Bosworth came over to New England in the 'Elizabeth and Dorcas', Capt. Watts Commander ... Went aboard at Gravesend, arrived here Ano 1634. Thirty were thrown overboard in the passage of the Calenture (a tropical fever). Edward Bosworth, the Father, being ready to dye, ask'd to be carried upon the Deck, that he might see Canaan (the promised land). When he had seen the Land he resigned his Soul and dyed: was carried ashoar and buried at Boston.' At a Court held at Newtown (Cambridge), 7 July 1635, it was ordered that Jonathan Bosworth, William Buckland, Nathaniel Bosworth and Benjamin Bosworth would pay specified sums to Mr. Henry Seward to repay money disbursed by him 'for the transportacon of Edward Bosworth and his ffamely.' In the meantime, the widow had been unable to sustain the family in a new land, without her husband's support, and the Court held at Newtown 5 August 1634 ordered that "such moneyes as shalbe layde out for the mainetenance of Widd. Bosworth and her famyly shalbe payde againe by the Treasurer." The family moved almost at once to Hingham, which was incorporated 2 September 1635, and were among the original proprietors." --Evelyn Beran


Source: History of Hingham, Mass.

Edward Bosworth and wife, Mary, left England in the Spring of 1634, in the ship Elizabeth Dorcas. They had with them their two sons, Benjamin and Nathaniel. An older son, Jonathan, had come to America a year or two before and had settled in "Newtowne," (Cambridge) Mass. Edward Bosworth died as the ship sailed into Boston Harbor; as he was dying, at his request, he was taken on deck so that he might view "the promised land." His body was taken ashore and buried in Boston.

Edward Bosworth had borrowed money from Henry Sewall to pay the passage over to New England for his family. His wife was left penniless and was helped by the town. The money was a loan and the amount was about 100 pounds. The debts were assumed by the three sons and the son-in-law, William Buckland, who had married Mary Bosworth. Jonathan, 22, Benjamin, 20, and Nathaniel, not quite 18 years old, each paid about 20 pounds of the debt.


On board the Elizabeth Dorcas,Boston, Suffolk, Mass


IMMIGRANT, 1634

"Edward sailed for New England in 1634 with wife Mary, their two younger sons, and daughter Mary and her husband. The eldest son, Jonathan, had preceded them. Samuel Sewall, whose father came on the same ship, wrote: 'Edward Bosworth came over to New England in the 'Elizabeth and Dorcas', Capt. Watts Commander ... Went aboard at Gravesend, arrived here Ano 1634. Thirty were thrown overboard in the passage of the Calenture (a tropical fever). Edward Bosworth, the Father, being ready to dye, ask'd to be carried upon the Deck, that he might see Canaan (the promised land). When he had seen the Land he resigned his Soul and dyed: was carried ashoar and buried at Boston.' At a Court held at Newtown (Cambridge), 7 July 1635, it was ordered that Jonathan Bosworth, William Buckland, Nathaniel Bosworth and Benjamin Bosworth would pay specified sums to Mr. Henry Seward to repay money disbursed by him 'for the transportacon of Edward Bosworth and his ffamely.' In the meantime, the widow had been unable to sustain the family in a new land, without her husband's support, and the Court held at Newtown 5 August 1634 ordered that "such moneyes as shalbe layde out for the mainetenance of Widd. Bosworth and her famyly shalbe payde againe by the Treasurer." The family moved almost at once to Hingham, which was incorporated 2 September 1635, and were among the original proprietors." --Evelyn Beran


Immigrated to the New World in the ship Elizabeth Dorcas, but died just before landing at Boston, MA.
Edward was born c. 1586, based on the estimated date of his marriage (1611).[1] His origin is unknown, although his presence aboard the Elizabeth & Dorcas implies he may have been from the area of Coventry, Warwickshire, England.[1]

 Immigration 

The Elizabeth & Dorcas had a difficult journey. First there was the delay on 22 February 1634 at Gravesend, England, waiting for documentation on all the passengers.[2] It may have been because "an Anglican Bishop was concerned about so many "dissenters" going to Boston at one time."[3] To make matters worse, the ship hit a rock in the Scilly Islands, and was so damaged it could not keep up with the others in the fleet.[3] Limping along, they finally arrived in late June or early July, after a voyage of over 100 days (usually 72 to 77 days).[3]

They ran our of provisions, and the voyage suffered many deaths, among both passengers and livestock.[2] Edward Bosworth survived only as far the Boston Harbor, where he died before he could disembark.[2]

The shipboard passage for the Bosworth family was paid by Henry Sewall, which implies that they sailed aboard the Elizabeth & Dorcas.[1] On 7 July, 1635, the Massachusetts Bay Court Record includes the document in which each Bosworth family group member agrees to make repayment to Henry Sewall.[1] These persons were: Jonathan Bosworth, Will[ia]m Buckland, Nathaniel Bosworth, Benjamin Bosworth.[1]

 Event 

Event: Type: Society Note: Ancestor # - none given There is a number for his son Jonathan - #1558[4] Event: Type: Biography Date: BET 1590 AND 1634 Note: 'The history of the Boswworth Family in America begins with Edward Bosworth, who with wife Mary, left England in the spring of 1634, sailing from the port of Gravesend, near the mouth of the Thames, in the ship Elizabeth Dorcas. They had with them their sons, Benjamin and Nathaniel, possibly a son Edward (or Edmond), a daughter Mary, and her husband, William Buckland, and there may have been younger children, but I have found no record of any, and only a slight trace of the son Edward. An older son, Jonathan, had come to America a year or more before, and settled in Cambridge, then called 'Newe Towne.' 'In Drake's Founders of New England, p.69, we read: 'The following extracts from the REcords of the Council of STate will show from wht tyranny our fathers escaped in their native land: - 'At White Hall the last of Feb:1633. (This is O.S., being 1634 N>S.) Whereas by Warrt bearing date 22nd of this Present the sevrall ships bound for New England & now lying in the River of Thames were made staye of untill further orders from their L'opps Vizt. the Clement and Job, the Reformation, The True Love, The Elizabeth Bonadventure, The Sea Flower, the Mary & John, the Planter, the Elizabeth & Dorcas, the Hercules & the Neptune,' etc. The account goes on to say that the masters of these vessels were called before the Council and put under bonds to observe certain rules regarding religious worship on the vessels, and to carry no one without he had taken 'both the Oathes of Alleigeance & Supremacy.' 'The voyage from England was a long and tedious one and many died on the passage and their bodies thrown overboard. In his History of New England [vol.1, p.161], John Winthrop writes: 'Divers of the ships lost many cattle; but the two which came from Ipswich of more than one hundred and twenty lost but seven. None of the ships lost any passangers but the Elizabeth Dorcas having a long passage and being hurt upon a rock at Scilly and very ill victualled, she lost sixty passengers at sea, and divers came sick on shore, who all recovered (through the mercy of God), except' - Here the story is ended abruptly owing to the decay of the manuscript. It is unfortunate, as the exception was probably that of Edward Bosworth, who died, as we shall see later, as the ship was sailing into Boston harbor. (There are two notes on the above extract, as follows: '1 the Elizabeth, Wm. Andrews master, and the Francis of which John Cutting was master, were the Ipswich ships. Names of 102 and 84 passengers, respectively, are printed in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X, 140-145. Probably several of the others were not known to the officers of the government or they would have been forbidden.' And, '2 In this ship came Henry Sewall, father of the first Chief Justice, of the name of Samuel.' 'The Diary of Samuel Sewall [vol.3, p.396], has the following: 'Edward Bosworth came over to New England in th eElizabeth and Dorcas, Capt. Watts Comander. Mr. Ward, Mr. Bellingham, Mr. Bunker, Mr. Henry Sewall (father of Samuel Sewall) came in this ship. Went aboard at Gravesend; arrived here Ano 1634. Thirty were thrown overboard in the passage of the Calenture. Edward Bosworth, the Father, being ready to dye, ask'd to be carried upon the Deck, that he might see Canaan. When he had seen the Land he resigned his Soul and dyed: was carried ashoar and buried at Boston.' 'It is evident that Edward having died and his wife being left a widow, she found it impossible - having come into a new and strange land - to sustain herself and family without assistance, for in Mass. Colony Records [Vol.1, p.123] we find the following: 'At a Court holdenat Newe Towne, [Cambridge] August 5, 1634 It was ordered that such moneyes as shalbe layde out for the mainentance of Widd. Bosworth and her famyly shalbe payde againe by the Treasurer.' 'It is also evident from the records, that Mr. Henry Sewall had loaned money to Edward Bosworth to assist him in the expenses of the passage for himself and family, and a year later the sons - Jonathan aged 22, Benjamin 20, and Nathaniel not quite 18, with the son-in-law, William Buckland, were obliged to pay the debt, for in the Records of Mass. [vol.1, p.152] we find: 'A court holden att Newe Towne July 7, 1635 ... In consideration of money dispursed by Mr. Henry Sewall for the trnsporacon of Edward Bosworth and his famyly, it is ordered, that Jonathan Bosworth shall pay to mr. Seawall the some of VL upon the 29th of Septembr nexte; William Buckland VL on the said 29th of Septr, Nathaniel Bosworth 1s(fifty shillings) att the said day & 1s more that day twelve moneth; and Beniamyn Bosworth xxxs on the same 29th o Sepr, & iijL xs att midsumer nexte; all theis somes to be paide to the said Mr. Seawall. Also, it is agreed, that the forenamed pties shalbe bound one for another for the payment of the said somes att the seuall dayes of payemt.' (It will be seen that the entire sum paid amounted to twenty pounds, about $100.) 'The widow and family of Edward seem to have gone early to Hingham, which was then being laid out (Hingham was incorporated Sept. 2, 1635), where they were joined by the eldest son, Jonathan; at least, we find them all there in 1635. 'It is to the Rev. Peter Hobart, first pastor of the Hingham church, that we are indebted for the faithfully kept records of the Bosworth children born there; and while we are very grateful to him for what he did, we wish he had gone a little further and told us in each case who was the father of the child baptized - as there were three Bosworth brothers attending church there at the time and having children baptized - not to mention our heartier thanks had he also written the name of the mother. However, with this desirable information in many instances not given, I have done the best I could - after years of earnest study of the subject, and the help of the wills of Jonathan and Nathaniel - to arrange these children in their proper places with correct dates. It is to these same records we owe the date of the death of Mary Boswirth, the mother; being recorded as follows: 'May 18, 1648, Widow Bosworth died.' 'The family of Edward and Mary (____) bosworth, as near as I can ascertain, at least all that I am sure of, was as follows: 'Children, all born in England: 1. Mary, b. prob. abt 1611; m. William Buckland. 2. Jonathan, b. 1613; m. Elizabeth (____). 3. Benjamin, b. 1615; m. 1st (____); 2nd, Mrs. Beatrice Joscelyn. 4. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 4, 1617; m. Bridget Bellamy.'[5] Event: Type: Biography Date: BET 1590 AND 1634 Note: "Edward Bosworth, born in England, died on passage in 1634 in sight of land; married Mary


, born in England, died at Hingham, Mass., 18 May 1648. "With wife Mary, their two younger sons, and daughter Mary and her husband, he sailed for New England in 1634, the eldest son, Jonathan, having preceded them. Samuel Sewall, whose father came in the same ship, wrote: "Edward Bosworth came over to New England in the Elizabeth and dorcas, Capt. Watts Commander...Went aboard at gravesend; arrived here Ano 1634. Thirty were thrown overboard in the passage of the Calenture [a tropical fever]. Edward bosworth, the Father, being ready to dye, ask'd to be carried upon the Deck, that he might see Canann [the promised land]. When he had seen the Land he resigned his Soul and dyed: was carried ashoar and buried at Boston." "At a Court held at Newtown [Cambridge], 7 July 1635, it was ordered that Jonathan Bosworth, William Buckland, Nathaniel Bosworth, and Benjamin Bosworth should pay specified sums to Mr. Henry Seward to repay money disbursed by him "for the transportacon of Edward Bosworth and his ffamely." In the meantime, the widow had been unable to sustain the family in a new land, without her husband's support, and the Court held at Newtown 5 Aug. 1634 ordered that "such moneyes as shalbe layde out for the maintenenance of Widd. Bosworth and her famyly shalbe payde againe by the Treasurer." The family moved almost at once to Hingham, which was incorporated 2 Sept. 1635, and were among the original proprietors. It is to the minister of that town, Rev. Peter Hobart, we owe the baptismal dates in third generation, and he entered in his church records, "May 18, 1648, Widow Bosworth died." "Children of Edward and Mary (
) Bosworth, born in England: 1. Mary, b. [say 1611]; bur. at Rehoboth, Mass., 29 July 1687; m. William Buckland, who was bur. at Rehoboth, 1 Sept. 1683. 2. Jonathan, b. abt 1613; d. 3 Jan. 1687/8. 3. Benjamin, b. abt. 1615; d. at Boston, Mass., Nov. 1700; m. (1)
; m.(2) 16 Nov. 1671, Beatrice (
) Josselyn, b. abt 1623, d. at Boston, 8 Jan 1711/12 ae. 89. 4. Nathaniel, b. 4 Sept. 1617; d. at Bristol, RI, 31 Aug 1690; m. Bridget Bellamy."[6] Event: Type: Biography Note: Bosworth, Edward, who came on "Elizabeth and Dorcas" 1634, d en route and was bur at Boston [Mass.]. Accompanying him were wife and two sons, son Jonathan having preceded.[7] Event: Type: Biography Note: Edward, embarked in 1634 with wife and children; he d. on the way and the Gen. Court voted to maintain the widow and her family. Voted 7 July, 1635, that Mr.Henry Sewall should be paid for their transportation by Jonathan and Benjamin B. and William Buckland. The widow d. at Hingham May 18,1648.[8]

 Burial 

Burial: Date: 1634 Place: Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

 Sources 

1.↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Anderson, Robert Charles, "Edward Bosworth," Featured Name (Vol A-B, Pages 356-57) Great Migration 1634-1635, A-B. (Online database accessed May 5, 2015. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) 2.↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 3.↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 User contributions, "Great Migration: Passengers of the Elizabeth and Dorcas, 1634." Geni project, accessed May 5, 2015 4.↑ Source: #S76 Page: p.34 5.↑ Source: #S116 Page: pp. 45-48 6.↑ Source: #S406 Page: pp. 101-102 7.↑ Source: #S76 Page: p.34 8.↑ Source: #S64 Page: p. 59

See also: • Clarke, Mary (Bosworth), Bosworth Genealogy; a History of the Descendants of Edward Bosworth ... (1: 51-60, 2: 139-49) San Francisco, 1926-, HathiTrust.org accessed May 5, 2015 (Anderson called this "an excellent and detailed genealogy of Edward Bosworth and his descendants"). • Source: S116 Title: History of the Descendants of Edward Bosworth Abbreviation: Bosworth gen - 1926 Author: Mrs. Mary Bosworth Clarke Publication: San Francisco, CA, 1926 • Source: S406 Title: Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth Abbreviation: The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth Author: Parke, Nathan Grier II & Jacobus, Donald Lines Publication: The Elm Tree Press, Woodstock, VT, 1960 Repository: #R18 • Source: S64 Title: Pioneers of Massachusetts Abbreviation: MA, Pioneers of Author: Pope Publication: 1900 • Source: S76 Title: Founders of Early American Families - Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657 Abbreviation: Founders of Early Am. Families Author: Colket, Meredith B Publication: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, Cleveland, OH, 1975 Repository: #R62

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http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89062853635;view=1up;seq=77

Bosworth genealogy; a history of the descendants ... Parts 1-2 1926-28. Clarke, Mary (Bosworth)


he came from England on the Elizabeth Dorcas in 1634


Edward Bosworth was born in 1589 in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England. Edward Bosworth married Meribah 'Mary' Fowler Ellis in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, in 1606-10 when he was 17- 21 years old. They had 9 children in 14 years. He died on August 5, 1634, in Boston Harbor on the 'Elizabeth Dorcas' , at the age of 45.(4thson)

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Edward Bosworth, Jr's Timeline

1589
1589
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
1606
1606
1611
1611
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
1613
1613
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
1615
1615
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
1617
September 4, 1617
England
1619
1619
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
1620
1620
England
1620
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA