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John Jones

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, England
Death: February 9, 1665 (73)
Fairfield, New Haven Colony (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
Place of Burial: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Jones and Elizabeth Morgan
Husband of Sarah Jones and Susanna Jones
Father of Sarah Wilson (Jones); Rev. John Jones, Jr.; Samuel Jones; Hannah Jones; Ruth James and 5 others
Half brother of James Blethyn

Occupation: Pastor of Fairfield, MINISTER
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About Rev. John Jones

John Jones, son of William Jones (1563 - 1633) & Elizabeth Morgan (b.1572) was born 22 November 1591 in Northamptonshire, England. A Cambridge graduate and Puritan minister who came to New England aboard the ship DEFENCE of London, Edward Bostock, Master. Defence sailed from London about the end of July 1635 and arrived at Boston 8 October 1635, with about one hundred passengers. Rev. Jones was 44 years old; accompanying him were his wife, Sarah, and children: Sarah 15, John 11, Ruth 7, Theophilus 3, Rebecca 2, & Elizabeth 1/2 [1].

Reverend Jones died 9 February 1665 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony.

Notes

[1] "Planters of the Commonwealth" by Charles Edward Banks, p 171

From CONCORD'S FIRST SETTLERS, 1636-1643

JOHN JONES

"Concord, came in the Defence from London, arriving at Boston 3 October 1635"  [Savage II 562 citing autobiography of Rev. Thomas Shepard.]

"John Jones of Northampton, born c. 1592, matriculated in the University of Cambridge sizar from Queen's College, Michaelmas term 1608; B.A. 1612-13; M.A. 1616; ordained 1613. Probably rector of Abbots Ripton, Hunts, 1619-30, when he was deprived. Emigrated on the Defence with his wife and children and with Thomas Shepard, in 1635. Jones and Peter Bulkeley were leaders in the settlement of Concord, and colleague ministers of the church there. Jones, with a part of the flock, migrated in 1644 to Fairfield, Connecticut, and served as pastor until his death in Janaury 1664-65. Father of John Jones (A.B. Harvard 1643)." Samuel Eliot Morison, "Appendix B: English University Men Who Emigrated To New England Before 1646", The Founding of Harvard College (H.U.P., 1935), p. 385.

From Ministers of the First Parish Church in Concord:  369 Years of Parish Ministry

Rev. Bulkeley had been ousted from his pulpit in Odell, England (where he had succeeded his father, Rev. Edward Bulkeley, in 1609), in 1634 after several warnings from Bishop Laud and the Church of England that he was not following the dictates of King Charles I.  He, along with John Jones, knew full well that he would be removed from his pulpit sooner or later, so, being foresighted, he sent his oldest son Edward and a house builder named Thomas Dane to the colonies to build a house for Peter’s family.  Rev. Bulkeley was a wealthy man, and fortunately for him, he was allowed to bring his money with him when he followed his son to the new world a year later.  Rev. Jones might have had some wealth also, but he apparently was not permitted to bring it with him and arrived in the colonies with his family penniless, needing to seek immediate employment.

There are many theories about the relationship between these two men.  A tenth generation descendant of Peter Bulkeley, Thomas Taylor, has recently written his own essay, offering new thoughts to the discussion.  It must have been difficult for two strong-minded men to be leaders of such a small group of settlers.  In any case, after eight years of testing the soil and climate and trying to farm in Concord, several of these settlers became dissatisfied with the conditions, and seventeen families chose to leave in 1644.  They took Rev. John Jones with them as their leader and settled in what is now Fairfield, Connecticut.  Included in the group was Thomas Bulkeley, Peter’s son, who had married Sarah Jones, Rev. Jones’ daughter.  ....

"Then, by ourselves again, we found our way to Abbott’s Ripton, about thirty miles west of Odell, where John Jones had served in St. Andrew’s Church.  That was another marvelous day.  St. Andrew’s still stands, though built in 950 AD by the Saxons and rebuilt in 1246.  It was recorded in the Doom’s Day Survey of 1086 by William the Conqueror, and so is now very ancient and honorable.  In Abbott’s Ripton, we found Col. William Johns, warden and keeper of the keys, who drove us to St. Andrew’s and showed us through this ancient church.  There on the wall, in plain sight, is a long plaque of names of all the ministers who have served that parish.  There in the middle it says:"

Johannes Jones 1619 Departed 1630

Upon his departure, Rev. Jones presented his parishioners with a sterling silver Communion flagon, about eighteen inches high.  It is now kept in a vault and “only brought out to use when the Bishop comes to bless us,” but we saw a picture of it.  This may be an indication of Jones’ financial standing at that time, a man of comfortable wealth. 

The location of these two towns, only about thirty miles from each other, and both men being Puritan Ministers and Dissenters, would indicate the possibility that they knew each other before coming to the colonies.

Will

In his will, dated 17 January 1664[/5] and proved 30 June 1665, "John Jones, pastor of the church at Fairfeild," ordered that "seven pounds be taken out of my estate ... & be delivered to the heirs or executors of Captain Cullicke, sometime one of the magistrates in Conecticot jurisdiction being due to him," and "whereas I promised my dear wife Susanna Jones fifty pounds in case I died before her and beside gave her a silver bowl within a little while after that I was married unto her this I do confirm by my last will that these are due unto her, moreover my will is that the said Sussana my wife shall have the use and benefit of my twelve acres of land in the Great Meadows and of my orchard m Fairfeild during her life and after her death that it be divided equally to or amongst my six children John, Ehphalct & my four daughters Sarah Wilso[n] widow, Ruth James. Rebeca Hull & Elizabeth Hill"; "my said wife shall have the remainder of my lot adjoining to the orchard as her own for her and her heirs"; to "my eldest son John Jones pan of my library, to wit the works of Augustin, Chrisostom and of other authors usually called the fathers"; residue "to be equally divided amongst my forcsaid six children, John, Eliphaiet. Sarah, Ruth, Rebeca & Elizabeth"; "my wife Susanna Jones [to be] the sole executrix"; "Mr. Gold & Mr. Pell both of Fairfcild (to be] the overseers" [Fairfield PR 2:5],

Sources

  • New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920. Name:Rev. John Jones; Residence Date: 1644; Residence Place: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; Comments:1644-1664; biography of first minister of Fairfax.
  • MY ANCESTOR. The son of WILLIAM JONES, he married SARAH about 1619. They were the parents of RUTH (JONES) JAMES - my ancestor; Sarah (Jones) Bulkley Wilson; John Jones, Jr.; Rebecca (Jones) Hull Hill.
  • "'Ye Old BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN."' by Mrs. Kate Perry, p. 227-228: "He was a native of Wales, was educated and episcopally ordained in England and came, with other nonconforming clergymen of the national church, to this Country in 1635. ...It was he that attended the execution of Goody Knapp who was condemned as a witch, and tendered the poor victum such kindly minitrations as his concience permitted...NO STONE MARKS HIS GRAVE."
  • Find-A-Grave. Inscription: In Memory of Rev. John Jones AB MA. Born in Northampton England in 1593 and was a graduate of Queens College Cambridge. A Puritan divine of the Church of England and he was the first Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Fairfield which he faithfully served from 1644 until his death in 1664. A Valliant Leader & Christian Souldier. A Holy Man of God. Burial: Old Burying Ground, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.

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Birth: 1593 Death: 1664

~MY ANCESTOR~ The son of WILLIAM JONES, he married SARAH (unknown) sometime before 1619. She was born around 1i601 in London. They were the parents of RUTH (JONES) JAMES - my ancestor Sarah (Jones) Bulkley Wilson John Jones, Jr. Rebecca (Jones) Hull Hill

On the 10th of August, 1635, Rev. Jones, and his family departed from London, England aboard the ship “Defence”, commanded by Captain Thomas Bostock. His wife and children are on the passenger list as follows: Sarah age 34, children Sarah 15, John 11, Ruth 7, Theophilus 3, Rebecca 2, and Elizabeth 1/2. Eliphalet was born in Concord. In 1636, he became the first minister of Concord, Ma. In 1644, he lead several families to Fairfield, Conn., where he became its first minister, and ministered there until his death. Susanah did not marry Rev Jones until after 1650, New Haven town records show her living on Town Relief. He husband, Arthur Holbidge died in 1648, leaving her nothing.

"Ye Old BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN." by Mrs. Kate Perry, p. 227-228: "He was a native of Wales, was educated and episcopally ordained in England and came, with other nonconforming clergymen of the national church, to this Country in 1635. ...It was he that attended the execution of Goody Knapp who was condemned as a witch, and tendered the poor victum such kindly minitrations as his concience permitted...NO STONE MARKS HIS GRAVE."


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Spouses:
 Sarah Jones (1601 - 1650)*
 Susannah Holbidge Jones*

Children:
 Sarah Jones Bulkeley (1619 - 1683)*
 Ruth Jones James (1628 - 1668)*
 Rebecca Jones Theel (1632 - ____)*
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Inscription: In Memory of Rev. John Jones AB MA Born in Northampton England in 1593 and was a graduate of Queens College Cambridge A Puritan divine of the Church of England and he was the first Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Fairfield which he faithfully served from 1644 until his death in 1664 A Valliant Leader & Christian Souldier A Holy Man of God

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Burial: Old Burying Ground Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA


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John Jones, Rev. (b. Nov 22, 1591, d. Feb 09, 1664) John Jones, Rev.1726 was born Nov 22, 1591 in Northamptonshire1727, and died Feb 09, 1664 in Fairfield CT.He married Sarah.

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Rev. Jones was born in Wales and ordained in England. He came to America on the ship "Defence" in 1635, and on April 6, 1637, was reordained and made pastor of the church at Concord, Mass. In September, 1644, he migrated with a considerable number of his Concord parishioners to Fairfield, Conn., and became the first pastor of the church at that place.(From The Hull Family in America). According to 'A history of the old town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut' Rev. Jones participated in the witch trials and, as Goody Knapp was being escorted to the gallows, urged her to confess.His wife was at the physical examination of the prisoner by the midwife when they found 'certain mark's that convinced them that she was a witch. More About John Jones, Rev.: Emigration: 1635, ship "Defence". Occupation: Deacon Concord Church; graduated Cambridge 1616, Immigrated 1635. Children of John Jones, Rev. and Sarah are: +Sarah Jones, b. 1620, England, d. 1682, Fairfield CT. +Rebecca Jones, b. 1633, d. 1696.


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Name: Reverend John JONES Sex: M Birth: 1594 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England Death: JAN 1665 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

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   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/aqwg106.htm#6979
   Reverend John JONES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 was born 1594 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England. He died 13 Jan 1665 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. John married 14 Sarah on 1618 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England.
   Other marriages:
   , Susanna
   Sarah 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born 7 1600 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England. She died 1650 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. Sarah married 8 Reverend John JONES on 1618 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England.
   They had the following children:
   F i Sarah JONES was born 1619 and died 1682.
   M ii John JONES 1, 2 was christened 3 23 Sep 1621 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England. He died Sep 1621 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England and was buried 4 1 Oct 1621 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England.
   M iii John JONES was christened 22 Dec 1622 and died 24 Feb 1679.
   M iv Samuel JONES 1, 2 was christened 3 14 Nov 1624 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England. He died Feb 1625 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England and was buried 4 26 Feb 1625 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England.
   F v Hannah JONES 1, 2 was christened 3 18 Mar 1626 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England.
   F vi Ruth JONES was christened 23 Oct 1628 and died 1668.
   M vii Theophilus JONES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was christened 6 23 Oct 1631 in St. Stephen Coleman Street, London, Middlesex, England.
   F viii Rebecca JONES was christened 7 Mar 1633 and died 1696.
   F ix Elizabeth JONES was christened 16 Apr 1635 and died after 25 Dec 1684.
   M x Eliphalet JONES was born 9 Jan 1641 and died 5 Jun 1731.
   1Jacobus, Donald Lines, Bulkeley Genealogy (New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1933.), pp. 25, 113, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 B934.
   2Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before 1692 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-62.), 2:562, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.274 S264.
   3Hull, Robert Edwin, The Ancestors and Descendants of George Hull and Thamzen Michell (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1994.), p. 41, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 H91-10.
   4Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-), 2:1074, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549.
   5Sheppard, Walter L., "Harris of Cumberland County, N.J.," NEHGR 105:1 (Jan 1951) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 57, Los Angeles Public Library.
   6Jacobus, Donald Lines, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (Fairfield, Connecticut: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930.), 1:343, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974.62 F16Da2.
   7Hart, Frederick C., "The Rev. John Jones of Fairfield, Connecticut," The American Genealogist 71:1 (Jan 1996), pp. 52-4, Los Angeles Public Library.
   8Parke, Nathan Grier, The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & His Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth (Woodstock, Vermont: N.G. Parke, 1960. FHL US/CAN Film #1,015,822 Item 9.), p. 82, Family History Library.
   9Winthrop, John, The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 (Boston, Massachusetts: Phelps and Farnham, 1825-1826.), 1:225, Family History Library, 974 H2w.
   10Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2007.), 3:349, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549-1.
   11Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn, Great Migration, 4:92-94.
   12Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn, Great Migration, 4:96.
   13Parke, N., Ackley & Bosworth Ancestry, p. 82.
   14Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.), p. 425, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 T694.
   Sarah
   1Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before 1692 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-62.), 2:562, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.274 S264.
   2Hull, Robert Edwin, The Ancestors and Descendants of George Hull and Thamzen Michell (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1994.), p. 41, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 H91-10.
   3Jacobus, Donald Lines, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (Fairfield, Connecticut: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930.), 1:343, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974.62 F16Da2.
   4Hart, Frederick C., "The Rev. John Jones of Fairfield, Connecticut," The American Genealogist 71:1 (Jan 1996), p. 52, Los Angeles Public Library.
   5Parke, Nathan Grier, The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & His Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth (Woodstock, Vermont: N.G. Parke, 1960. FHL US/CAN Film #1,015,822 Item 9.), p. 82, Family History Library.
   6Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2007.), 4:94, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549-1.
   7Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn, Great Migration, 4:94.
   8Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.), p. 425, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 T694.
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   �.By 1636 he and John Jones had organized the church, and in 1637 they were ordained in Cambridge, Peter Bulkeley as teacher and John Jones as pastor. (Thomas Bulkeley m. Sarah Jones, dau of John Jones; see Jones). In the Anne Hutchinson affair, Bulkeley took the side of the Legalists, terming Hutchinson "that Jezebel whom the Devil hath sent hither to poison there American churches with her depths of Satan which she has learned in the schools of the Familists."
   The trails of the Concord church continued with this and other disputes, and in 1644 John Jones and several families removed to Fairfield, Conn�..
   �.In 1642 friction with his (Peter Bulkeley) co-minister, John Jones ("the pastor"), and unhappiness about the cost of supporting two elders, occasioned a meeting of the ministers in Concord, which advised patience and cooperation. The tension and the general difficulty of farming there prompted a substantial exodus to Connecticut in 1644, led by Jones�..
   Jones: John of Concord
   Sarah Jones married Thomas Bulkeley, the son of her father's associate in Concord, Rev. Peter Bulkeley. As noted in Bulk eley, the connection trough Mathew Sherman is possible but not proved. Rev. John Jones removed from Concord to become pastor at Fairfield, his daughter and son-in-law with him. Those in the line lived in western Connecticut in succeeding generations and to Waterbury in the 9th and 10th generations.
   1. John Jones (1594 - 1664/65) + Sarah (1601 - bef 1664)
   2. Sarah Jones (1619 - 1682) + Thomas Bulkeley (13 Apr 1617 - 1658)
   John Jones (as in GM 4), b. ca. 1594 based on estimated date of marriage, d. bet. 17 Jan 1664/5 (date of will) and 9 February 1664/5 (date of inv.) at Fairfield, Conn; the inv was not totaled; the real estate portion was valued at L74, consisting of "12 acres in Great Meadow," and "orchard and part of the homelot," and "4 acres Barlow's plain."
   John Jones matriculated at Cambridge, Queen's College, 1608, B.A. 1612-3, M.A. 1616. He was Rector at Abbot's Ripton, Huntingdon in 1619-30. On 3 Jun 1630 he was suspended as rector at Abbot's Ripton "for refusing to adhere to rites and ceremonies in the book of public prayers." On 18 July 1635 "Sara Jones," aged 34, "Sara Jones," aged 15, "Jo(hn) Jones," aged 11, "Ruth Jones," aged 7, "Theophilus Jones," aged 3, "Rebecca Jones," aged 2, and Eliz(abeth) Jones," aged 1, were enrolled as passengers for New England on the Defence.
   On 5 July 1636 Gov. John Winthrop reported that "Mr. Buckley (Peter Bulkeley) and Mr. Jones, two English ministers, (were) appointed this day to gather at church at Newtowne, to settle at Concord." On 6 April 1637 "(t)he church of Concord kept a day of humiliation in Newtowne, for ordination of their elders, and they chose Mr. Buckly teacher and Mr. Jones pastor."
   In 1644 after controversy in Concord (see Bulk eley), John Jones and his family removed to Fairfield, Conn. where he became pastor and served 1644-1665. His dau Sara Jones m. Thomas, son of Peter Bulkeley, John Jones's former associate.
   John Jones and his family twice became entangled in episodes of witchcraft. In the case of Good Knapp in 1654, both Rev. John Jones and his wife participated in the attempt to convince Goody Knapp to confess to her witchcraft (http://www.damnedct.com/goody-knapp). In 1692, Mercy (Holbidge) Disborough, dau of Rev. Jones's second wife, was herself accused of witchcraft. (See the account of the trail of Mercy (Holbidge) Disborough in Gray in the Cowles ancestry.)
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   He m. (1) by ca. 1619 Sarah ____, b. ca. 1601 (aged 34 on sailing to New England in 1635), d. bef. 1664; (2) after 1659 and by 1664 Susanna (____) Holbidge, wid. of Arthur Holbidge.
   Dau. Sarah Jones m. Thomas Bulkeley. See Bulk eley.
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   By John Farmer
   JOHN, one of the first ministers of Concord came to N. E. in the ship Defence, with Rev. Thomas Shepard, and arrived 3 Oct. 1635. [MS Birth and Life of Rev. Thomas Shepard.] JOHN, son of the preceding, grad. at H. C. 1643, and was admitted freeman in 1645. Johnson, in noticing some of the early graduates of Harvard, says, " Mr. Jones, another of the first fruits of this college, is employed in these Western parts, in Mevis, one of the Summer Islands." Hist . N. E. 165. JOHN, Cambridge 1648, freeman 1650, after which year he appears to have resided in Concord, and d. there, 22 June, 1673. His children were, Samuel, b. 8 Oct. 1648; Ephraim, b. 1650; Elizabeth; Joseph, b. 1654; John, b. 1656; Rebecca, and William. Dorcas, his widow, m. William Buss, of Concord.
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   History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volume 1
   edited by Donald Lines Jacobus
   Jones Family (Fairfield)
   Jones, (Rev) John
   Born abt 1593, co. Northampton; matriculated sizar from Queens College, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1608, as John "Johnes"; B.A., 1612/3; M.A., 1616; ordained deacon at Peterboro, 19 Dec 1613; prob. Rector of Abbot's Ripton, co. Huntington, 1619-1630, when he was deprived.
   Sailed 1635 on Defence with (wife) Sarah ae. 34, and (children) Sarah 15, John 11, Ruth 7, Theophilus 3, Rebecca 2, Elizabeth 6 mos. Mather tells of a dangerous crossing, the ship springing a leak in the first storm.
   He settled at Concord, Mass., with Rev. Peter Bulkeley, after being entertained upon arrival by Gov. Winthrop in his Boston house. Ordained pastor at Concord, 6 Apr 1637; removed with other Concord settlers to Fairfield, 164.
   Married (1) Sarah___, b. about 1601.
   Married (2) after 1654, Susanna____, b. about 1605, perhaps widow of Richard Hollingsworth of Salem. Winthrop in 1663 notes Mary "Holsworth", ae. 26 yrs., dau of the wife of Mr. Jones, Pastor of Fairfield. Susanna's dau Mercy m. (1) a Nichols and (2) Thomas Disbrow, and was tried for witchcraft in 1692.
   Will 17 Jan 1664 (1664/5); wife Susanna, Exec'x, L50 he promised her; he owed the heirs of Capt Cullick L7; children John Jones, Eliphalet Jones, Sarah Wilson, Widow, Ruth James, Rebecca Hull, Elizabeth Hill; Mr. Gold and Mr. Pell, overseers. Inv. 9 Feb 1664 (1664/5).
   Children (by first wife):
   Sarah, b. abt 1620, d. in 1683; m. (1) abt 1638, Thomas Bulkley; m. (2) abt 1659, Anthony Wilson.
   John, b. abt 1624;�.
   Ruth, b. abt 1628; m. abt 1646, Rev Thomas James; rem to Easthampton, L.I.
   Theophilus, b. abt 1631, d. y.
   Rebecca, b. abt 1633; m. (1) Cornelius Hull; prob m. (2) after 1695, Joseph Theale.
   Elizabeth, b. abt 1635; m. William Hill.
   Eliphalet, b. at Concord, 9 Jan 1640/1; d. at Huntington, L.I., abt 1732�..

Marriage 1 Sarah b: 1600 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England

   Married: 1618 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England

Children

   Has Children Sarah JONES b: 1619 in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England
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Rev. John Jones's Timeline

1591
November 22, 1591
Northamptonshire, England
1620
1620
Age 28
Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire (Present Cambridgeshire), England, (Present UK)
1624
November 14, 1624
Age 32
Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, England
1624
Age 32
England
1626
March 18, 1626
Age 34
England
1628
October 23, 1628
Age 36
Huntingdonshire (Present Cambridgeshire), England
1631
October 23, 1631
Age 39
England
1633
May 7, 1633
Age 41
London, Middlesex , England
1635
April 16, 1635
Age 43
London, Middlesex, , England