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Sgt. John Strickland

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England (United Kingdom)
Death: December 1672 (83-92)
(Long Island), Province of New York
Place of Burial: Hempstead, Nassau County (Long Island), NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Elizabeth Fenwick and wife of John Strickland
Father of Elizabeth Wood; unknown “Hannah” Lum; unknown Smith and unknown Matthews

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About Sgt. John Strickland

There are 600 GED matches between the descendant's of John and the descendant's of William Strickalnd and his daughter in-law Frances Wentworth which strongly suggests John was either William's grandson or more likely his illegitimate great grandson. Many of the matches are through Jacob Moon which shows his wife was John's great granddaughter Mary Smith, DNA connections to the Fenwick are inconclusive. See the Media gallery or the Ramsey/Webster tree at Ancestry.com.


In his will, John Strickland mentions only having had four daughters. He mentions grandchildren -- "all those children who have been born of my daughters." He mentions some "sons" but these are sons-in law. There are four known daughters, but only the first name of one of them is known -- Elizabeth. The scholarship on John Strickland is consistent that he had four daughters and no known sons. For additional information see The Great Migration Begins, p. 1786 and Strickland Notes published in The American Genealogist, volume 20.

Note: Came to Salem, Mass. with the first party of "Bay Coherts" in 1629, from County Westmoreland, England. An original settler of Charlestown; made a freeman in 1631. Following is from a biographical book pg 691 whose title was unidentified:

STRICKLAND (sometimes on old record Stickland or Sticklion). Sgt. JOHN, the settler, from Watertown, MA probably in March or May 1635, had been about that time with five others, dismissed from the church at that place in order to form a new church on the Connecticut, and they all came to Wethersfield together. He sold his land and property in Watertown in March 1640 preparatory to removing to Long Island (perhaps to Huntington); he was a soldier in the Pequot war of 1637. Wethersfield Records contain no record of his children.

Unsure, but most likely

John Strickland had come to America with the first party of "Bay Coherts" to Salem in 1629, took posession of Charlestown and vicinity in 1630, and was made Freeman in May, 1631. John Strickland and all his family except one son (Thwaite) came to Long Island after 1646, and were among the early settlers of note in that vicinity.

Source for information below: http://strattonhouse.com/index.php?section=inn&content=massachusett...

906. John Strickland, 1600-1672 John was born in Boynton Manor, England bef 1600. He married Jane Fenwick in England, bef 1620. John died 1672 in Hempstead, Long Island, Ny, at 72 years of age. Came to America with the first party of "Bay Coherts" to Salem, MA, in 1629, took possesion of Charlestown and vicinity in 1630, and was made Freeman in May, 1631. Moved to Long Island after 1646. See: The Freemen of Massachusetts Bay and Freemen to Take the Oath, 1630.

Family

http://winthropsociety.com/settlers/s-data.htm

  • John STRICKLAND Born c1590 Died wp 13 Dec 1672 English Origin Came to New England 1629 With the Higginson-Skelton fleet Resided in Charlestown; later to CT and Long Island Freeman of MBC appl 1630, May 1631 Occupation First Spouse unk Children daughters (m WOOD, LUM, SMITH)
  • The only known children of John Strickland are:
    • Elizabeth who married Jonas Wood "Oram"
    • Daughter who married John Lum - mentioned in will
    • Daughter who married John Smith "Blue" of Hempstead - mentioned in will
    • Daughter who married 1) Timothy Wood, 2) Samuel Matthews - mentioned in will [4]

Disputed Origins and Family

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Strickland-125

The hypothesis that John Strickland is the son of Sir Thomas Strickland KB is a classic example of wishful dreaming for aristocratic ancestors. There are no documents to support this hypothesis. There are no documents to support a marriage to Jane Fenwick. There are published books which state John Strickland was the son of Sir Thomas Strickland [1554-1612] and Mary Margaret Curwen [1572-1630] and that John married Jane Fenwick about 1641. A critical study by Herbert F. Smith notes that these books, which do not provide sources to support the statements, include: "Eavenson-Strickland and Allied Families by Sexta Eavenson Strickland, publ 1933; "The Jones Family of Long Island" by J. H. Jones; "Long Island Genealogies" by Mary Powell Bunker and the Davol-Willitts Genealogy by Mrs. Joseph C. (Samuel C.) Frost.[7]Donald Lines Jacobus commenting on the research of Herbert F. Smith states "we find little to add, nor can we quarrel with the general conclusions reached."[8]

According to Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration Begins, John Strickland's origin is unknown. He was born by about 1595 based on his estimated date of marriage. He died between 5 September 1672, the date of his will, and 13 December 1672, the date his will was probated. He had 4 daughters and no known sons. He was married by about 1620. His wife's name is unknown, but she died before him. He migrated first to Charlestown in 1629, then later moved to Watertown, then Wethersfield in 1635, Fairfield in 1640, Hempstead in 1644, Huntington in 1659, and finally Jamaica in 1663.

Sources

  • Tom Kelly, Apr 21, 2012; Crickett Lucero, Oct 7, 2011
  • "John Strickland of Long Island and his sons-in-law" by Herbert F. Smith in "The American Genealogist" vol 11, 1934, p 87
  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. P-W ed. Vol. III. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. p. 1785-1787
  • Burke, John (1836). A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours. 1. Colburn. p. 58 Archive.Org no son “John” listed of Thomas Strickland
and Margaret Curwen.       

                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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Sgt. John Strickland's Timeline

1584
1584
England
1620
1620
England
1625
1625
England
1628
1628
England
1630
1630
England
1672
December 1672
Age 88
(Long Island), Province of New York
1996
June 1, 1996
Age 88