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Joanna Ordway (Davis)

Also Known As: "Joanna (Davis) Corliss Ordway"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Death: April 17, 1688 (59-68)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Davis, of Haverhill and Christian Davis
Wife of George Corliss and James Ordway
Mother of Anne Robie; John Corliss; Joanna Dow; Martha Ladd; Deborah Kingsbury and 4 others
Sister of Joseph Davis and Mary Davis, (died young)

Immigration Year: 1635
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Immediate Family

About Joanna Ordway

Joanna Ordway formerly Davis aka Corliss, Corlee

Joanna Davis was born about 1624 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Her parents were Thomas DAVIS and Christian COFFIN (SIC: unknown)

She emigrated with her parents on April 05, 1635 on the ship “James”

After her husband George Corliss died, she married James Ordway on 4 Oct 1687 in Haverhill. Joanna died 12 Jan 192/93 in Haverhill.

From Miner Descent:

"On October 26, 1645, at Haverhill, Massachusetts, George Corliss was united in marriage to Joanna Davis. There is evidence to show that she was either sister or daughter of Thomas Davis, a sawyer, of Marlborough, England, who came over in the “James and William,” in April, 1635. The Corliss marriage was the second in town, and there is a tradition in the family that at the time it occurred the bridegroom was possessed of a pair of silk breeches of such generous proportions that his wife afterward converted them into a gown for herself. There is no further record of Joanna Corliss after the settlement of her husband’s estate, unless she contracted a second marriage. The county records show that on October 4, 1687 “Johannah Corley” married James Ordway, at Newbury, Massachusetts."

Notes

Seen as a daughter of James Davis of Haverhill. However neither she nor any Corliss children are referenced in his will.

data

http://minerdescent.com/2010/06/04/george-corliss/


https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Davis-1089

Joanna Ordway formerly Davis aka Corliss, Corlee

Born about 1625 in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Daughter of Thomas Davis and Christian (Bellsire) Davis

Sister of Samuel Davis, John Davis [half], Joseph Davis, Thomas Davis, John Davis [half], Mary Davis and John Davis

Wife of George Corliss — married 26 Oct 1645 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

Wife of James Ordway — married 4 Oct 1687 [location unknown]

Mother of Mary (Corliss) Neff, John Corliss I, Joanna (Corliss) Hutchins, Martha (Corliss) Ladd, George Corliss, Deborah (Corliss) Kingsbury, Ann (Corliss) Robie, George Corliss, Huldah (Corliss) Kingsbury and Sarah (Corliss) Ayer

Died 17 Apr 1688 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

Profile last modified 20 Dec 2019 | Created 14 Sep 2010

Joanna (Davis) Ordway migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).

Biography

Joanna was born to Thomas Davis and Christian Bellshire who were married in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England, probably about 1625.[1]

Joanna Davis and George Corliss were married in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on 26 oct 1645.[1][2] They had the following children:

Mary 1646, married William Neff[3] John 1648[4] Joanna 1650, married Joseph Hutchins[5] Martha 1652, married Samuel Ladd[6] Deborah 1655, married Thomas Eastman, Thomas Kingsbury[7] Ann 1657, married John Robie[8] Huldah 1661, married Samuel Kingsbury[9] Sarah 1663, married Joseph Ayer[10] On 4 oct 1687, Joanna Davis Corliss married James Ordway.[11]

Joanna is said to have died on 17 apr 1688 and buried in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, Vol. 2, C-F, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, p 315. ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Joanna Davis Jr Event Type Marriage Marriage Date 26 Oct 1645 Marriage Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Spouse Name George Corlia ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Mary Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 8 Sep 1646 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name John Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 4 Mar 1647 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Johanah Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 28 Apr 1650 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Martha Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 2 Jan 1652 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Deborah Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 6 Jun 1655 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Ann Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 8 Nov 1657 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Huldah Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 18 Nov 1661 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name Sarah Corlis Event Type Birth Birth Date 23 Feb 1663 Birth Place Haverhill, Massachusetts Father Name George Corlis Mother Name Joanna Davis ↑ Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 Name Johana Corley Gender Female Spouse James Ordway Marriage Date 4 Oct 1687 City Newbury County Essex Source Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0886202 item 3.

See also: Corliss, Augustus. Genealogical Record of the Corliss Family of America (Yarmouth, Maine, 1875) Page 3 Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686 (The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass.,1912) Vol. 2: 1656-1662, Page 28: "Joanna, wife of George Corlis, deposed that..."


DAVIS, Joanna

  • b. ABT 1624 Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
  • d. BEF 12 JAN 1692/3 Haverhill, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: Davis, Thomas
  • Mother: Coffin, Christina
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 26 OCT 1645 Haverhill, Essex, Mass.
  • Spouse: CORLISS, George
  • b. ABT 1617 Exeter, England
  • d. 19 OCT 1686 Haverhill, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
  • CORLISS, Mary
  • CORLISS, John
  • CORLISS, Joanna
  • CORLISS, Martha
  • CORLISS, Deborah
  • CORLISS, Ann
  • CORLISS, Huldah
  • CORLISS, Sarah
  • Family: Marriage: 4 OCT 1687 Haverhill, Essex, Mass. Spouse:ORDWAY, James

From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_11.htm#102


Joanna Davis1

  • F, #119339, b. circa 1624, d. 17 April 1688
  • Father Thomas Davis1 b. c 1603, d. 27 Jul 1683
  • Mother Christian Bellsire (Belcher)1 b. c 1601, d. 4 Apr 1688

Joanna Davis was born circa 1624 at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.1 She married George Corless on 26 October 1645 at Haverhill, Essex, MA.1 Joanna Davis died on 17 April 1688 at Haverhill, Essex, MA.1

Family George Corless b. c 1617, d. 19 Oct 1686

Children

  • Anne Corless+1 b. 8 Nov 1657, d. Jun 1691
  • Sarah Corless+1 b. 23 Feb 1663, d. 1695

Citations

  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.

From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3974.htm#i119339


Joanna Davis Corliss

  • Birth: 1624 Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
  • Death: Apr. 17, 1688 Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

Family links:

  • Spouse: George Corliss (1617 - 1686)*

Children:

  • Sarah Corliss Ayer (1663 - ____)*

Burial: Haverhill City Cemetery Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119242592


Genealogical record of the Corliss family of America; included ... some of the families connected by intermarriage: ... Neff, Hutchins, Ladd, etc. ... (1875)

https://archive.org/details/genealogicalreco00corl https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalreco00corl#page/n16/mode/1up

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CORLISS FAMILY RECORD.

  • 1. GEORGE CORLISS* married, Oct. 26, 1645, at Haverhill, Mass., —
  • 2. JOANNA DAVIS, sister (crossed out in pencil & added "daughter") of Thomas Davis, of Marlborough, England, who was b. ___ , d. ___.
  • Residence : Haverhill, Mass.
  • Occupation : Fanner.

Children :

  • CORLISS.
  • (77) 3. Mary, Sept. 6, 1646, d. Oct. 22, 1722.
  • (10) 4. John, Mar. 4, 1648, d. Feb. 17, 1698.
  • (85) 5. Joanna, Apr. 28, 1650, d. Oct. 29, 1734.
  • (94) 6. Martha, June 2, 1652, d. ___ .
  • (106) 7. Deborah, June 6, 1655, d. ___ .
  • (116) 8. Ann, Nov. 8, 1657, d. June __ , 1691.
  • (124) 9. Huldah, Nov. 18, 1661, d. ___ .
  • (127) 10. Sarah. Feb. 23, 1663, d. ___ .

4. JOHN CORLISS(f) married, Dec. 17, 1684, — 11. MARY WILFORD, (+), of Haverhill, Mass., dau. of Gilbert Wilford, b. Nov. 18, 1667, d. ___ .

  • Residence : Haverhill, Mass.
  • Occupation : Farmer, — soldier.
  • Children: .... etc.
  • See Personal Sketches. (f) Ibid. (+) Mary [Wilford] Corliss married, second, William Whittaker, and had,- Rachel, Nov. 4, 1703; Susannah, Jan. 13, 1705.

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GEORGE CORLISS. (1.)

The family records show that George Corliss, the founder of our family in America, was born in the county of Devonshire, England, about the year 1617, and that he came to this country in 1639, and settled, in that year, at Newbury, Mass., but soon after moved to Haverhill, Mass., where he resided until his death in 1686. The original tract of land on which he settled in 1640, and on which he had built a log house in 1647, was in what is known as the "West Parish" of the town, and the farm is now known as "Poplar Lawn," and has never been out of the posession of his direct descendants. He was the first settler in that part of the town. The "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. 14, 1860. page 337, states that about the year 1635, the custom of registering the names of emigrants from England to America, which had been in vogue, was changed, so that only the number of persons carried in each vessel was recorded. This, doubtless, accounts for the fact that no record can be obtained of the name of the vessel in which George Corliss came across the Atlantic. In several instances, in searching old family records, the name of Thomas Corliss, of Devonshire, England, appears as the father of George Corliss ; but no other source yet searched gives the same or any other information on this point.

It is said, and is on record, that George Corliss left England on account of religious persecution ; but it is much more probable that he came over, as thousands of young men did, to build a home in the new colony.

On the 26th of October, 1645, George Corliss was married, at Haverhill, Mass., to Joanna Davis (2), who, some of the old records show, came from Wales; but, from the fact that in his will he speaks of his "brother

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Davies by law," referring to a piece of land which he owned which had once belonged to Davis ; and that, in the inventory of his effects, mention is made of the same land as once owned by Thomas Davis, it is fair to presume that his wife was the sister of Thomas, above, who was from Marlborough. England, a sawyer, who came over in the "James and William," in April. 1635.* This was the second marriage in the town. There is a tradition in the family, to the etfect that, at the time of his marriage, George Corliss was possessed of a pair of silk breeches of such generous proportions that his wile afterwards converted them into a dress for herself. There is no further record of Joanna Corliss after the estate was settled at the death of her husband, in 1686, unless it was she who married, Oct. 4th, 1687, as "Johannah Corley," James Ordway, at Newbury, Mass., as shown in county records of births, deaths, and marriages.

In "Savage's Genealogical Dictionary," Boston, Mass., 1860, p. 457, appears the following :

"George Corless or Corliss. Haverhill. 1645 — had wife Joane. His daughter Mary married. Jan. 23d, 1665, William Neff, who died in 1689, and eight years after she was taken prisoner by Indians and partook in the heroic act of Mrs. Dustin, and died Oct. 22d, 1722. Another, daughter married Thomas Eastman : another married Samuel Ladd ; and Huldah (another daughter) probably, married Nov. 5th, 1679, Samuel Kingsbury. Descendants of the sixth generation still live on his farm. John, of Haverhill (probably a son of the preceeding) , took the oath of allegience Nov. 28, 1667, and perpetuated the farm I suppose."

"Chase's History of Haverhill, Mass.," 1861, besides many other mentions of his name, has the following :

"George Corliss came from England to Newbury about the year 1639, being at the time about twenty-two years of age. He is believed to be the first one of the name who

  • Since the above was wrilten, information has been received that tends to throw a doubt on this matter, and makes it possible that Joanna Davis was a daughter of Thomas Davis, instead of his sister. To preserve it, and enable others to solve the matter, the substance of the information, which came from Mr. Henry J. Cross, of Salem, Mass., a descendant of Ann Corliss .and John Robie, is given as follows:

In George Corliss' will, he speaks of the land "I recovered of my brother Davis by law." This land, Mr. Cross concludes, was that recovered by George Corliss from Joseph Davis (a son of Thomas), whom he sued in the Norfolk Courts for a debt, a part of which was for a years wages of George Corliss' son John. The verdict, rendered after the death of Joseph Davis, was in favor of George Corliss, and an execution was granted May 1st, 1673. In 1723, John Corliss, grandson of George Corliss, and a "great-grandson of Thomas Davis," was appointed administrator of Thomas Davis' estate, "de bonis non."

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came to this country, and the ancestor of most, if not all of that name in New England, he married Joanna Davis Oct. 19, 1645, by whom he had one son and seven daughters. George Corliss was an enterprising and industrious man, and well qualified to take a prominent part in the settlement of a new town. He settled in the West Parish, on the farm of the late Ephraim Corliss (482), now owned by his son Charles (1180), who is of the seventh generation from the original grantee, and at his death was possessed of a large landed property. He owned most of the land on both sides of the old 'Spicket Path,' as it was then called, for a distance of more than three miles." Opposite page 60 of that work is a view of the old Corliss farm, or, as it is now known, "Poplar Lawn," which has been reproduced in this volume.

In a pamphlet called " Report of Centennial Proceedings at Orford, N. H., Sept. 7th, 1865," is given the same information contained in "Chase's History of Haverhill," and it also refers to the division of George Corliss' property among his children, and gives other matters of interest to the family, all of which are embodied in various parts of this book. .... etc.

The will of George Corliss, reproduced below, .... etc.


https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Davis-1089

Sources

  • Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F. (Online. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001.
  • Corliss, Augustus. Genealogical Record of the Corliss Family of America (Yarmouth, Maine, 1875) Page 3
  • American Marriages Before 1699. Ancestry.com. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original data - Clemens, William Montgomery.
  • S148/S-1938228914 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases.
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Joanna Ordway's Timeline

1621
1621
Age 3
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1624
1624
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
1624
Marlborough, Wiltshire, Eng
1624
Marlborough, Wiltshire, Eng
1624
Marlborough, Wiltshire, Eng
1627
1627
Age 3
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1646
September 28, 1646
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1647
November 8, 1647
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1648
March 4, 1648
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Colony