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John Boynton

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Knapton, Wintringham, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 18, 1670 (56)
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Boynton, of Knopton; Elizabeth Jane Boynton and Katherine Boynton
Husband of Eleanor Pell and Elleanor Jewett (Pell)
Father of John Boynton; John Boynton; Captain Joseph Boynton; Sgt. Caleb Boynton, of Rowley; Mercy Hovey and 3 others
Brother of Margerie Boynton; Anne Boynton; William Boynton, Jr. and Edward Boynton

Occupation: Tailor, also farmed next to brother William in Rowley, MA in 1638
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About John Boynton

22 John1 Boynton, "tailor," had an acre and half house lot on Bradford Street, next to his brother William's lot, 1643. He married Ellen or Ellenor Pell. … He was about 48 years old, 1662, and was buried 18 Feb., 1670-1.


  1. 22 John1 Boynton, in Jewett, Amos Everett, Editor, and George Brainard Blodgette - Compiler. Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts (1933): A Genealogical Record of the Families who Settled in Rowley before 1700 with Several Generations of their Descendants. (Rowley, Mass.: Amos Everett Jewett (Newcomb & Gauss Co., Printers, Salem, Mass.), 1933), 26.


  • Sir James Strangeways (died ca. 1480) was Speaker of the House of Commons of England between 1461–1462.[1] .... etc.
  • He died in 1480 (or 1516[3]), and was buried in the abbey church of St. Mary Overy's, Southwark. He had married twice; firstly Elizabeth Darcy, (daughter of Sir Philip Darcy, 6th Baron Darcy of Knayth), with whom he had at least 11 children [4] including Robert Strangeways [5] whose daughter, Joan Strangeways, married Christopher Boynton, son of Sir Christopher Boynton (d.1452) of Sedbury [6] (buried at St Mary's Church, South Cowton). Christopher Boynton's descendant, John Boynton (1614-1670), was an original settler of Rowley, Massachusetts who accompanied Rowley, Massachusetts town founder, Reverend Ezekiel Rogers, on the John of London when it arrived in America in 1638.[7][8][9] James Strangeways married secondly Elizabeth Eure.[5]
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Immigration: 1638 to Rowley, MA

Occupation: Tailor


  • PELL, Elinor
  • b. ABT 1616 England
  • d. 5 AUG 1689 Rowley, Essex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Spouse: BOYNTON, John
  • b. 1614 Knapton, Wintringham, Riding, Yorkshire, England
  • d. 18 FEB 1669/70 Rowley, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • BOYNTON, Joseph
    • BOYNTON, John
    • BOYNTON, Caleb
    • BOYNTON, Mercy
    • BOYNTON, Hannah
    • BOYNTON, Sarah
    • BOYNTON, Samuel
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 30 AUG 1671
  • Spouse:JEWETT, Maximilian
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1 JUN 1686 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • Spouse: WARNER, Daniel
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John Boynton's Timeline

Knapton, Wintringham, Yorkshire, England
Wintringham, Yorkshire, England
May 13, 1644
Age 30
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 30
Rowley, Essex, Mass.
September 17, 1647
Age 33
Rowley, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States
April 7, 1650
Age 36
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
December 5, 1651
Age 37
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 26, 1654
Age 40
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 19, 1658
Age 44
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 46
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony