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William Boynton, of Rowley

Also Known As: "William Boynton lll", "William Boynton 9GGF"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Knapton, Wintringham, Yorkshire, England
Death: December 08, 1686 (81)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Boynton and Elizabeth Boynton
Husband of Elizabeth Boynton
Father of John Boynton; Zachariah Boynton; Joshua Boynton; Mary Eastman; Caleb Boynton, of Ipswich and 3 others
Brother of Anne Boynton; Edward Boynton; Margerie Boynton and John Boynton

Occupation: School Teacher, Tailor, and Planter, planter, tailor, schoolmaster
Immigration: 1638 to Salem
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About William Boynton, of Rowley

GEDCOM Note

http://www.quine.org/boynton.html

William Boynton (Yorkshire, England) (1605 or 1606 - ?) --- Planter, weaver, tailor, teacher. Married Elizabeth Jackson (in England, she came to Rowley with him). Four sons born in Rowley: John (Dec 19 1640 - Mar 26, 1665); Zachariah (Oct 11 1644 - Aug 4 1660); Joshua (Mar 10 1646 - ?); Caleb (Apr 7 1650 - ?). Three daughters: Elizabeth (Dec 11 1642 - ?); Mary (July 23 1648 - ?); Sarah (Dec 1 1652 - Aug 8 1654). William Boynton gave a farm to each of his children in his lifetime. William Boynton joined the expedition (with his brother John) under the auspices of Sir Matthew Boynton in 1638 to settle in New England. While Matthew Boynton remained in England and joined the fortunes of Oliver Cromwell, the remainder of the party left Hull in the autumn of 1638 on the ship "John of London" <http://members.aol.com/gamel2/johnship.html> and landed at Boston later the same year. Many of the families were wealthy and they purchased a tract of land between Newbury and Ipswich. They took possession of the land in April 1639 and named it Rowley (Massachusetts) in honor of their minister Mr. Ezekiel Rogers who had been a preacher at St. Peter's church in Rowley (Yorkshire, England) for many years. "In 1994 the people of Rowley, Massachusetts gave to the church of St. Peter's in Rowley, Yorkshire a stained glass window to honor the memory of their founder. This window depicts Rev. Rogers, several of the settlers and the ship upon which they sailed." according to R. A. Spafford <http://members.aol.com/gamel2/johnship.html>.

GEDCOM Note

William Boynton (Yorkshire, England) (1605 or 1606 - ?) --- Planter, weaver, tailor, teacher. Married Elizabeth Jackson (in England, she came to Rowley with him). Four sons born in Rowley: John (Dec 19 1640 - Mar 26, 1665); Zachariah (Oct 11 1644 - Aug 4 1660); Joshua (Mar 10 1646 - ?);

Family

https://mathcs.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr02/rr02_272.html#P12...

William, freeman 1640, was of Rowley by 1643 where he was schoolmaster for many years.139

William married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died in Salibury, MA in 1687.139

Their children include:

  1. John Boynton (Died unmarried) (19 Dec 1640-Mar 1665)
  2. Elizabeth Boynton (11 Dec 1642-) married John Simonds
  3. Zachary Boynton (Died young) (11 Oct 1644-Aug 1660)
  4. Joshua Boynton (10 Aug 1646-) first married Hannah Barnett; second Mary (Daniel) (Greenough) Syle, widow of Robert Greenough and Richard Syle; and third Mary (Williams) (Silver) (Wainwright) Boynton, widow of Thomas Silver, Simon Wainwright, and John Boynton.
  5. Mary Boynton (23 Jul 1648-) married John Eastman
  6. Caleb Boynton (7 Apr 1650-ca 1695/6) married Mary Moore
  7. Sarah Boynton (Died soon) (1 Dec 1652-Aug 1654)

Biography

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Boynton-9

  • born 1605 or 1606 or 1607 -- William Boynton was born at Wintringham, Knapton, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, son of William.
  • Circa 1624? -- William Boynton and Elizabeth Jackson married at England. [1]. Jackson-5981|Elizabeth Jackson]] was born in 1613. [2]
  • Autumn - December 1638 -- William, William's wife Elizabeth Jackson Boynton, and William's younger brother John emigrated with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers's group from Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England on the ship "John of London" to Salem then Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony. [3]
  • 1638 -- William, Elizabeth, and John moved from Salem to Boston.
  • Circa Autumn / Winter 1638 / 1639 -- William, Elizabeth, and John moved from Boston to found Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts, with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and Rogers's congregation. [4]
  • February 3, 1657 -- The freemen of Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts appointed William Boynton the first school teacher at Rowley. "The earliest mention of a school is Feb. 3, 1656-57, when William Boynton was engaged by the town as a teacher for the term of seven years. This church then agreed to loan him £5, for enlarging his house for the accommodation of his school. He usually received £2 10 s[hillings] yearly for sweeping the meeting-house, and for ringing the bell. He probably taught here for about twenty-four years, when he was followed, in 1682, by Mr. Simon Wainwright; after whom the Rev. Samuel Phillips was employed as a teacher." [5]
  • 1640 - 1652 -- William and Elizabeth Jackson Boynton had seven children: three daughters (Elizabeth, Mary, and Sarah) and four sons (John, Zachariah, Caleb, and Joshua), all born at Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts:
  • 1. John, born on December 19, 1640, died at Rowley on March 26, 1665.
  • 2. Elizabeth, born on December 11, 1642; married John Simonds in Rowley, November 9, 1664. They lived at Bradford, Essex county, Massachusetts, where their three children were born.
    • a. John, born on April 28, 1671, died on July 20, 1671.
    • b. Hannah, born on January 27, 1674.
    • c. Mehitable, born on April 30, 1677.
  • 3. Zachariah, born on October 11, 1655; buried August 4, 1660.
  • 4. Joshua, born on March 10, 1646; married Hannah Barnet, in Newbury on April 9, 1678.
  • 5. Mary, born on July 23, 1648; married John Eastman (born in 1640; died on March 25, 1720), son of Roger Eastman of Salisbury, Massachusetts, on November 5, 1672. Children born in Salisbury.
    • a. Hannah, born on November 23, 1673, died on December 8, 1673.
    • b. John, born on August 24, 1675.
    • c. Zacharah, born on October 24, 1679.
    • d. Roger, born on February 26, 1682-3.
    • e. Elizabeth, born on September 26, 1685; married George Brown, on April 10, 1705.
    • f. Thomas, born on February 14, 1688; died on August 27, 1691.
    • g. Joseph, born on January 23, 1692.
  • 6. Caleb, born on April 7, 1650, died in 1696; married Mary Moore, daughter of Edmund and Ann Moore, of Newbury, on June 24, 1672.
  • 7. Sarah, born on December 1, 1652, died in Rowley on August 8, 1654. [6]

December 8, 1686 -- William Boynton died at Ipswich, Essex county, Massachusetts.

The location of William's grave is not known, but Rowley town historians believe that most of the original townspeople were buried at the Rowley Burial Ground. [7]


Reference: ancestry.com:

'William Boynton

Born in East, Yorkshire, England on 1616 to William Boynton and Elizabeth Janet Chambers. William married Elizabeth Jackson and had 8 children. He passed away on 1686 in Ipswich, Ma-

  • Immigrant Ancestor-
  • Admitted Freeman Rowley.

Family Members

  • Parents William Boynton 1582-1615 & Elizabeth Janet Chambers 1575-1640
  • Spouse(s) Elizabeth Jackson 1607-1687

Children

Sarah Boynton 1652-1654

Richard Boynton 1639-Unknown

John Boynton 1640-1665

Elizabeth Boynton 1642-1677

Zachariah Boynton 1644-1660

Joshua Boynton 1660-1736

Mary Boynton 1648-1720

Caleb Boynton

Notes for WILLIAM BOYNTON, JR.:

William Boynton, Jr. was born in Knapton, Yorkshire, England in 1605.

After his marriage to Elizabeth Jackson, he emmigrated to America

with his brother John in 1638.

William was a tailor by trade.

William and his family residedfor awhile in a home on Bradford street

next door to his brother John.

William served as a schoolmaster in Rowley for many years

and may have been the first person who was appointed to this task.

On January 16, 1673, he was given the task

of ringing the meeting house bell and sweeping the meeting house.

For this he was paid a sum of two pounds and twelve shillings.

In 1654, William and his wife purchased nine acres of land. 

They raised a family of seven children.

William died in Ipswich in 1686.

his wife Elizabeth died in Salisbury the next year.

23. William Boynton (Yorkshire, England) (1605 or 1606 - ?) ---

Planter, weaver, tailor, teacher.

Married Elizabeth Jackson (in England, she came to Rowley with him).

Four sons born in Rowley: John (Dec 19 1640 - Mar 26, 1665); Zachariah (Oct 11 1644 - Aug 4 1660); Joshua (Mar 10 1646 - ?); Caleb (Apr 7 1650 - ?).

Three daughters: Elizabeth (Dec 11 1642 - ?); Mary (July 23 1648 - ?); Sarah (Dec 1 1652 - Aug 8 1654). William Boynton gave a farm to each of his children in his lifetime.

William Boynton joined the expedition (with his brother John)

under the auspices of Sir Matthew Boynton in 1638 to settle in New England.

While Matthew Boynton remained in England and joined

the fortunes of Oliver Cromwell, the remainder of the party

left Hull in the autumn of 1638 on the ship "John of London" and

landed at Boston later the same year.

Many of the families were wealthy and they purchased

a tract of land between Newbury and Ipswich.

They took possession of the land in April 1639 and named it Rowley (Massachusetts)

in honor of their minister Mr. Ezekiel Rogers

who had been a preacher at St. Peter's church

in Rowley (Yorkshire, England) for many years.

"In 1994 the people of Rowley, Massachusetts gave to the church

of St. Peter's in Rowley, Yorkshire a stained glass window

to honor the memory of their founder. This window depicts Rev.

Rogers, several of the settlers and the ship upon which they sailed." according to R. A. Spafford.

23. William Boynton (Yorkshire, England) (1605 or 1606 - ?) --- Planter, weaver, tailor, teacher. Married Elizabeth Jackson (in England, she came to Rowley with him). Four sons born in Rowley: John (Dec 19 1640 - Mar 26, 1665); Zachariah (Oct 11 1644 - Aug 4 1660); Joshua (Mar 10 1646 - ?); Caleb (Apr 7 1650 - ?). Three daughters: Elizabeth (Dec 11 1642 - ?); Mary (July 23 1648 - ?); Sarah (Dec 1 1652 - Aug 8 1654). William Boynton gave a farm to each of his children in his lifetime. William Boynton joined the expedition (with his brother John) under the auspices of Sir Matthew Boynton in 1638 to settle in New England. While Matthew Boynton remained in England and joined the fortunes of Oliver Cromwell, the remainder of the party left Hull in the autumn of 1638 on the ship "John of London" and landed at Boston later the same year. Many of the families were wealthy and they purchased a tract of land between Newbury and Ipswich. They took possession of the land in April 1639 and named it Rowley (Massachusetts) in honor of their minister Mr. Ezekiel Rogers who had been a preacher at St. Peter's church in Rowley (Yorkshire, England) for many years. "In 1994 the people of Rowley, Massachusetts gave to the church of St. Peter's in Rowley, Yorkshire a stained glass window to honor the memory of their founder. This window depicts Rev. Rogers, several of the settlers and the ship upon which they sailed." according to R. A. Spafford.


Also Known As: William Boyington

Freeman: May 1640

Occupation: Schoolmaster, Rowley, Essex Co., MA

William Boynton gave a farm to each of his children in his lifetime. William Boynton joined the expedition (with his brother John) under the auspices of Sir Matthew Boynton in 1638 to settle in New England. While Matthew Boynton remained in England and joined the fortunes of Oliver Cromwell, the remainder of the party left Hull in the autumn of 1638 on the ship "John of London" and landed at Boston later the same year. Many of the families were wealthy and they purchased a tract of land between Newbury and Ipswich. They took possession of the land in April 1639 and named it Rowley (Massachusetts) in honor of their minister Mr. Ezekiel Rogers who had been a preacher at St. Peter's church in Rowley (Yorkshire, England) for many years. "In 1994 the people of Rowley, Massachusetts gave to the church of St. Peter's in Rowley, Yorkshire a stained glass window to honor the memory of their founder. This window depicts Rev. Rogers, several of the settlers and the ship upon which they sailed." according to R. A. Spafford.

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Tailor, Plnter. Schoolmaster in Rowley, Mass.

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another familys boynton line..... traced very far back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

William Boynton (Yorkshire, England) (1605 or 1606 - ?) --- Planter, weaver, tailor, teacher. Married Elizabeth Jackson (in England, she came to Rowley with him). Four sons born in Rowley: John (Dec 19 1640 - Mar 26, 1665); Zachariah (Oct 11 1644 - Aug 4 1660); Joshua (Mar 10 1646 - ?); Caleb (Apr 7 1650 - ?). Three daughters: Elizabeth (Dec 11 1642 - ?); Mary (July 23 1648 - ?); Sarah (Dec 1 1652 - Aug 8 1654). William Boynton gave a farm to each of his children in his lifetime. William Boynton joined the expedition (with his brother John) under the auspices of Sir Matthew Boynton in 1638 to settle in New England. While Matthew Boynton remained in England and joined the fortunes of Oliver Cromwell, the remainder of the party left Hull in the autumn of 1638 on the ship "John of London" and landed at Boston later the same year. Many of the families were wealthy and they purchased a tract of land between Newbury and Ipswich. They took possession of the land in April 1639 and named it Rowley (Massachusetts) in honor of their minister Mr. Ezekiel Rogers who had been a preacher at St. Peter's church in Rowley (Yorkshire, England) for many years. "In 1994 the people of Rowley, Massachusetts gave to the church of St. Peter's in Rowley, Yorkshire a stained glass window to honor the memory of their founder. This window depicts Rev. Rogers, several of the settlers and the ship upon which they sailed." according to R. A. Spafford.


William and Elizabeth had seven children.

References

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William Boynton, of Rowley's Timeline

1605
May 13, 1605
Wintringham, Yorkshire, England
1605
Knapton Parish-Winteringham (East Riding), York, England, Great Britain
1638
1638
Age 32
Came to Rowley, Mass. with Ezekial Rogers in the autumn
1638
Age 32
Rowley, Massachuttes
1640
December 19, 1640
Rowley, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1642
1642
1644
October 11, 1644
Rowley, Essex, MA
1646
August 10, 1646
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts
1648
May 23, 1648
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony