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Joanna Pettingill (Ingersoll)

Birthplace: Sandy, Central Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Ingersoll and Ann Knight
Wife of Richard Matthew Pettingell
Mother of Samuel Pettingell; Matthew Pettingell; Mary Ingersol Adams; Nathaniel Pettengill; Henry Pettengill and 3 others
Sister of Alice Wolcott; John Ingersoll; Lieut. George Ingersoll; John Ingersoll; Sarah Holton and 5 others

Managed by: Virginia Lee Hill
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About Joanna Pettingill

Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 4 By William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams PG.2631-2633

Richard Ingersoll: In his will of 21 July 1644, proved 2 Jan. 1645, he mentions: wife Anne (Langely); sons George, John, and Nathaniel, the youngest; son-in-law Richard Pettingell, who m. his daugh. Joanna, and William Haines, who m. his daughter Sarah, (she had 2nd hus. Joseph Houlton); daughters Alice (wife of Josiah Walcot), and Bathsheba, the youngest, (who later m. John Knight, jr., and bef. 1652, his father John Knight, sr. married her mother Anne, wh. d. 1677.) In his inv. a pair of oxen is set down as of the value of £14, and his farm of fifty acres £7.

The following abstract is taken verbatim fr a copy made by Joshua Coffin when researching the Salem Quarterly Court Records: "I give to Ann my wife all my estate of land, goods & chattels whatsoever except as followeth, viz. I give to George Ingersoll my son six acres of meadow lying in the great meadow. Item I give to nathaniel Ingersoll, my youngest son a parcell of ground with a little frame thereon, which I bought of John P[ease?] but if the said Nathaniel dy without issue of his body lawfully begotten then the land aforesaid to be equally shared between John Ingersoll my son, & Richard Pettingel & William Haines my sons in law. I give to Bathsheba my youngest daughter two cowes. I give to my youngest daughter Alice Walcott my house at town with 10 acres of upland & meadow after my wife's decease. R (his mark) I." I read this will to Richard Ingersoll & he acknowledged it to be his wll. Jo. Endecott." Wit: Townsend Bishop.

Inventory taken 4 Oct. 1644. As illustrating the relative value of land and stock, I give some items of the appraisement of the estate. 7 cows œ34, 2 young steers œ4, bull œ7, pair of oxen œ14, 2 horses and mare and a young colt œ25, a farm of 80 acres œ7. Among other items was a moose Skin Suit. (E. I. Hist. Coll. 1:12.)

He was a Ferryman.7681 He was also known as Richard Inkersall.9766 He came to New England with his family on the 2nd Mayflower in 1629. The Master of this Mayflower was the famous Capt William Pierce. The ship left Gravesend, London, England March 1629 and arrived at Plymouth, May 15, 1629. There were approximately 35 passengers including Richard Ingersall, his wife Anne and their children: George, Joanna, John, Sarah and Alice. He kept the ferry at North River.

(REF: Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-33, Comments on Richard Ingersoll) In the 1636 Salem land grant, Richard Ingersoll appears in that portion of the list which included "non-freemen," which in Salem tells us clearly that he was not a member of the church. In the 1637 Salem land grant, Richard Ingersoll is shown with a family of nine. Seven of his children living at that date, but his eldest daughter Alice was already married to William Walcott and would have been included in her husband's household. Thus, there may have been an additional child otherwise unrecorded, but this child in turn must have died before 1644; alternatively there may have been a more distant relative or a servant living with the Ingersolls that year.

An inventory of the property taken on Oct. 4, 1644. Some of the items listed were as follows: 7 cows, 34 lbs; two young steers, 4 lbs.; bull, 7 lbs.; pair of oxen, 14 lbs.; two horses and mare and young colt, 25 lbs.; a farm of 80 acres, 7 lbs. A moose skin suit was another item.

Among Richard Ingersoll's papers was found this recipe: "A metson to make a man's hear groe when he is bald: Take some fier flies and some Redd worms and sum black snayles and sum hune bees and drie them and pound them to powder and mixt them in milk or water."

It is claimed that a certain house in Salem was built by Richard Ingersoll and was the original house of the romance novel by Nathanial Hawthorne-House of the Seven Gables.

Several years after, the widow, Anne, married John Knight, Sr. of Newbury and litigation arose over the farm her husband had willed her. In the trial, her son-in-law gave the following testimony: "I Richard Pettingell, aged about 45 years doe testify that this farm o land that is now in contriversy was reserved by the widow Inkersoll to herself before her marriage to John Knight, Sr. and she verbally gave this land to John Inkersoll, her son. I, Richard Pettingell doe farder testify that about the year 52 the said John Knight came home to Newbury and tould his wife that hee had promised Mr. Pain sum timber at frost fish river; she was then troubled at it and said what have you to doe to sell my timber wher upon the said John Knight promised her twenty shillings, and the said John Knight, Sr. did then own that he had no right in that land". (Essex Court Files XIV 28-32) John Knight then joined with his wife in conveying the farm to her sons John and Nathaniel "Ingerson".

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Joanna Pettingill's Timeline

March 3, 1624
Sandy, Central Bedfordshire, England
March 3, 1624
Sutton, Bedfordshire, England
March 3, 1624
Sutton, Bedfordshire, England
March 3, 1624
March 3, 1625
Age 1
Sutton, Bedfordshire, England
March 3, 1625
Age 1
Sutton, Bedfordshire, England
September 12, 1644
Age 20
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 18, 1648
Age 24
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
July 6, 1652
Age 28
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts