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Rose Otis (Stoughton)

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Stoughton, Surrey, England
Death: February 23, 1672 (42)
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
Place of Burial: Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Anthony Stoughton, of Stoughton and Agnes Stoughton
Wife of Richard Otis
Mother of Richard Otis, Jr.; Stephen Otis; Martha Rose Pinkham; Ann Austin; Rose Pinkham and 7 others
Sister of Sir Nicholas Stoughton, Baronet

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About Rose (Stoughton) Otis

Rose Stoughton (1629-1672), according to a manuscript history prepared by her brother was sent by her father to New England with Capt. Stoughton in 1643 "now living there, the wife of --- Otis, with 'several children'". Horatio N. Otis (1851) says, "Israel Stoughton, of Dorchester, who had gone home 'about merchandize,' 'and returned with good advantage,' 'went again in the winter of 1644-5' [compare Winthrop II. 220 and 245] so that the father of Sir Nicholas, approaching his end, for he died 14 January, 1643-4, might well have desired to entrust his dau. Rose (then 14 years old) to a kinsman of so high a character as Capt. Israel, to bring to New England out of the perils of the civil war raging in 1643."

  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
  • 33. John Tuttle, Ens. of Dover, Mil. Co.; killed by Indians, May 7, 1712, while attending to some business at his mill on the upper falls of the Cochecho. His son Thos., who was with him, escaped. He m. Judith, dau. of 'RICHARD and ROSE (STOUGHTON) OTIS. ROSE was sis. to Sir Nicholas Stoughton, Bart., the only chil. of Anthony Soughton, Esq., of Stoughton, in Surrey, Eng. "Stoughton has continued in this branch as a Christian name'. At the time of the great massacre in Dover (1689) the father, bro. and sis, of Judith Otis were slain, and her two young sisters and herself were carried away; but the Indians were overtaken by a party of soldiers at Conway, and the captives rescued and brought back to Dover."
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The "Otis Memoirs" page 48, shows 7 generations with sources. Sent by her dying father to New England with Captain Isreal Stoughton of Dorchester in 1643.

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Came to Boston with kinsman Israel Stoughton. She d. before 5 Nov 1677, when Richard married the 2nd time.

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  • Full text of "Items of ancestry"
  • 3. Ensign John^ Tuttle, second son of Jurlge John and Mary Tuttle, married Judith, daughter of 'Ricliard and Rose (Stoughtoii) Otis, Hose and her brother, Sir Nicholas Stoughtoii. Bart., were the oiil}^ cliildreii of Anthony Stoughton, Esq., of Stoughton in Surrey, England. — (N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., vol. v., pp. 179, 3o4.)' Judith gave her third son the christian name of her uncle, Sir Nicholas. Stoughton has been a favoiite christian name among her descendants in the Tuttle line, a commemoration of the connection of the two families. Ensign John Tuttle held ^everal civil offices; he was ensign of the Dover military company. He is always referred to as "John Tuttle, Jr., or Ensign Tuttle" in the records. He lived on the west side of Back river, about one mile from his father's, on the farm which his grandfather, John' Tuttle, owned in his lifetime, and which had descended to Judge* Tuttle, who probably designed to give it to his son, ensign^ Tuttle, had he lived to receive it, but gave it to that one's two eldest sons.
  • From an article in the N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., vol. v.. p. 177, by the late Houatio Nelsox Otis, of Yonkers, N. Y.
  • 'Few families in New Hampshire or elsewhere suffered more from the constant and cruel assaults of the Indians than the family of Richard Otis. He, himself, with one son and one daughter, was killed in 1689, his wife and child captured and sold to the French. At the same time a numher of his grandchildren were carried captives, and a few years after some of his children and grandchildren were killed, and others made prisoners b}' the Indians. In a word, every one of his children (alive in 1689) and many of his grandchildren, what few escaped with their lives, suffered in their persons and property from the warfare of the savage foe. They live<l in constant peril and alarm; their houses were fortified for defense against the red men, and in their acts of devotion they carried their arms in their hands. Richard Otis, it is generally supposed, was the son of Stephen Otis, whose will, dated 1 637, and recorded in the consistorial Episcopal court of Wells, county of Somerset, Englaiul, mentions one son, Richard, three daughters and a wife. His grandfather, Richard Otis (see N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., vol. iv., p. 163), was of Glastonbury, county of Somerset, England, and his will, dated November, 1611, mentions Stephen, John and Thomas, and two daughters, leaving a wife.
  • Richard Otis was first mentioned in New Enghmd in 1655, when he was admitted an inhabitant of Bo^.ton. The same year he was at Dover among the list of those qualified to vote. It is probable he went to Dover in 1655, as it was the usage at that time to convey lands to actual settlers at the time of settlement. He built his garrison house on the north side of the river, about half way up to the great hill, now called " Garrison hill." It was surrounded with heavy timber walls, and the doors were secured with bars and bolts. To it the neighbors repaired for safety at night, or on alarms. He was taxed at Cochecho in 1656, and so onward.
  • He was one of those who, about 1660-65, were much dissatisfied with the church at Dover. The opinions of the Quakers were spreading there, and the cruel severity of their opposers drove many away from the church who merely sympathized with the Friends. Tlie grand jury presented, 30 June, 1663, "Richard Oatis and his wife and his servant maide for not coming to meeting for seueral m° together. Tlie court finds 13 days that Richard Oatis omitted coming to meeting and sentence him to pay 5* per day is 3£ 5^" The wife received the same sentence " and fees off court." The case of the " maide " was referred to the Associates. Richard Otis was not a Quaker, but his son Richard becaiue one. Richard Otis was one of the selectmen of Dover in 1660. 'His first wife was Rose, dangliter of Anthony Stouji'hton, and sister of Sir Nicholas Stoughton, Bart., whom he married as early as 1661'. His second wife was Sliuali, widow of James Heard, and his third was Grizet Warren. 'By his first wife he had seven children'; by his third, two daughters.
  • 'Rose Stoughton, the first wife of Richard Otis, was the daughter of Anthony Stoughton. an ensign in the Parliamentary army. Sir Nicholas Stoughton says of his father, '"he was a Puritan and very strict liver." In 1643, about to die, he entrusted his daughter (then fourteen years old) to his kinsman, Captain Israel Stoughton of Dorchester, Mass., to bring to New England out of the perils of the civil war then raging.
  • Our descent from the above is:
  • 'Richard* Otis married 1st, Rose Stoughton'; 2d, Shuah, widow of James Heard; 3d, Griselda Warren, daughter of James and Margaret Warren of Kittery. Children :
  • i. Richard,* had wife Susanna, and d. 1701.
  • ii. Stephen, b. 1662; m. Mary Pitman; d. 27 June, 1689.
  • iii. Solomon, b. 1663; d. 166i.
  • iv. Nicholas, killed by Indians 26 July, 1696.
  • V. Experience, b. 1666; m. Samuel Heard, who d. 1696. Experience was scalped by Indians the same mouth, recovered; m. 2cl, Jenkins, and d. 8 Februar}', 1699.
  • vi. Judith, m. John Tuttle, q.v.
  • vii. Rose, m. John Pinkhani.
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  • Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
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  • New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter
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  • Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a ..., Volume 2 By Lewis publishing company, Chicago
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First wife of Richard Otis

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Rose (Stoughton) Otis's Timeline

November 1, 1629
Stoughton, Surrey, England
January 1, 1650
Age 20
Dover, Strafford, NH, United States
Age 22
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire
Age 24
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 25
Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Age 26
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire
October 15, 1663
Age 33
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
Age 35
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
November 7, 1666
Age 37
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire