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Early Settlers of Ipswich, Massachusetts

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Ipswich is located in central Essex County and is 11 miles (18 km) south of Newburyport, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Gloucester, 13 miles (21 km) north of Salem, 20 miles (32 km) east of Lawrence, and 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Boston. It is bordered by Rowley to the north, Boxford to the west, and Topsfield, Hamilton, Essex and Gloucester to the south. (The border with Gloucester lies across Essex Bay, and as such there is no land connection between the two.)

Background

https://historicipswich.org/

Ipswich, Massachusetts was founded in 1634 in an area the Native Americans called “Agawam,” The historic neighborhoods of Meeting House Green, High Street, the East End, and the South Green offer well-preserved streetscapes of 17th to 19th-century residences. Resistance by the citizens of Ipswich to a tax imposed by the Crown in 1687 is commemorated in the town’s seal, which bears the motto, “The Birthplace of American Independence 1687.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich,_Massachusetts

Ipswich was founded by John Winthrop the Younger, son of John Winthrop, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and its first governor, elected in England in 1629. Several hundred colonists sailed from England in 1630 in a fleet of 11 ships, including Winthrop's flagship, the Arbella. Investigating the region of Salem and Cape Ann, they entertained aboard the Arbella for a day, June 12, 1630, a native chief of the lands to the north, Chief Masconomet.[2] The event was recorded in Winthrop's journal on the 13th, but Winthrop did not say how they overcame the language barrier. The name they heard from Masconomet concerning the country over which he ruled has been reconstructed as Wonnesquamsauke, which the English promptly rendered into the anglicized "Agawam". The colonists, however, sailed to the south where some buildings had already been prepared for them at a place newly named Charlestown.

John the Younger and 12 men aboard a shallop sailed into Ipswich harbor and took up residence there. Two men continued up the river (now River Road) to a large meadow, which they called New Meadows, now Topsfield. Agawam was incorporated on August 5, 1634,[3] as Ipswich, after Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, England. The name "Ipswich" was taken "in acknowledgment of the great honor and kindness done to our people which took shipping there."[4] Nathaniel Ward, an assistant pastor in town from 1634 to 1636, wrote the first code of laws for Massachusetts and later published the religious/political work, The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America[5] in England.

Pioneers would become farmers, fishermen, shipbuilders or traders. The tidal Ipswich River provided water power for mills, and salt marshes supplied hay for livestock. A cottage industry in lace-making developed. Ipswich Lace is a unique style, and the only known hand-made bobbin lace to be produced commercially in America. But in 1687, Ipswich residents, led by the Reverend John Wise, protested a tax imposed by the governor, Sir Edmund Andros. As Englishmen, they argued, taxation without representation was unacceptable. Citizens were jailed, but then Andros was recalled to England in 1689, and the new British sovereigns, William III and Mary II, issued colonists another charter. The rebellion is the reason the town calls itself the "Birthplace of American Independence".[6]

Settlers and early inhabitants of Ipswich

https://historicipswich.org/early-inhabitants-of-ipswich-massachuse...

Partial list, arranged alphabetically

  1. Arthur Abbot, of Ipswich
  2. George Abbot, of Rowley
  3. George Abbot, of Andover
  4. Nehemiah Abbot Rowley
  5. William Adams of Ipswich, Mass.
  6. William Adams, 1594-
  7. Mary Warner Adams
  8. Robert & William Addams
  9. Edward Allin and Sarah Kimball
  10. John Anderson
  11. The Descendants of John Andrews by Betty Andrews Storey
  12. Andrews family. A genealogy of Robert Andrews, and his descendants, 1635 to 1890
  13. Robert Andrews
  14. John Annable
  15. William Ayers
  16. John Ayers
  17. Isaac Appleton
  18. Samuel Appleton (Hammatt)
  19. Samuel Appleton
  20. Appleton Family
  21. Ancestry Of Mary Isaac, C 1549-1613, Wife Of Thomas Appleton Of Little Waldingfield, Co. Suffolk & Mother Of Samuel Appleton Of Ipswich, Ma
  22. Archer, Henry
  23. Thomas Attwood
  24. William and Abigail Averell
  25. The Averell-Averill-Avery family : a record of the descendants of William and Abigail Averell of Ipswich, Mass.
  26. Henry Bachelder
  27. John Baker and Kathryn Perkins
  28. Priscilla Baker
  29. Priscilla Baker : who lived 1674-1731, and was wife of Isaac Appleton, of Ipswich
  30. John and Hannah Barry
  31. William Bartholomew
  32. Joseph and Elizabeth Batcheller
  33. Henry Batcheller
  34. Martha Bradstreet Beale
  35. Jeremy Belcher
  36. Henry Bennett
  37. Richard Betts
  38. Christopher Bidlake
  39. Joseph Bigsby
  40. Joseph Bixby, 1621-1701 of Ipswich and Boxford, Massachusetts,
  41. Richard Bisgood
  42. Thomas and Margaret Bishop
  43. Joseph Bixby, 1621-1701
  44. Joanna Blessing
  45. Rebecca Bradstreet Bonfield
  46. Thomas Borman
  47. Daniel Bosworth
  48. Christopher/Joseph Bowles
  49. Boynton, William and John, Rowley
  50. Richard Brabook
  51. Rev. Thomas Bracy
  52. Simon Bradstreet
  53. The Bradstreets
  54. Rebecca Bradstreet Bonfield
  55. Bridget Bradstreet
  56. Humphrey Bradstreet
  57. John Bradstreet
  58. Captain Moses Bradstreet
  59. Edmund Bragg
  60. Thomas Brewer
  61. Crispus and Mary Brewer
  62. Susannah Warner Brewer
  63. John Bridgham
  64. Edmund Bridges
  65. A Genealogy of the Descendants of John Brown of Ipswich
  66. Edward Brown
  67. Richard and Mary Bryer
  68. William Buckley
  69. Giles Burley
  70. Burnham, Foster, Andrews, Jewett
  71. John Burnham
  72. William and Sarah Butler
  73. Matthias Button
  74. John Caldwell and Sarah Dillingham Caldwell, his wife, Ipswich, Mass., 1654 : genealogical records of their descendants, eight generations, 1654-1900
  75. The Caldwell Records
  76. John and Sarah Caldwell (Hammatt)
  77. John and Sarah (Dillingham) Caldwell
  78. Joseph Calef, 1697
  79. Robert Calef and Some of His Descendants
  80. Phillip Call, 1662
  81. Edward Chapman
  82. Edward Chapman of Ipswich, Mass., 1642-1678, and his descendants
  83. John Catcham, 1647
  84. Edward Chapman, 1642-1678
  85. Edward Chapman (Hammatt)
  86. Ezekiel Cheever, schoolmasster
  87. Richard Clarke of Rowley, Massachusetts
  88. John Choate, 1648
  89. The Choates in America
  90. Lionel Chute, d. 1641
  91. Thomas Clark, 1641
  92. Jacob Clinton
  93. Rachel Clinton
  94. Rev. Thomas Cobbett
  95. John Cogswell, 1635
  96. Robert Coborne
  97. Robert Coles, 1634
  98. Joseph and Sarah Collins
  99. Matthias Corwin
  100. Giles and Agnes Cowes
  101. Cox
  102. Robert Crosse and Martha Treadwell, 1641
  103. Abigail Estey Cumming
  104. The Cummings Family
  105. Isaac Cummings, 1601-1677 of Ipswich in 1638 and some of his descendants
  106. Rev. Dr. John Dane, Jr., 1641
  107. Amos Davis
  108. Elizabeth Batcheller Davis
  109. John Davis, 1641
  110. George Davison, 1647
  111. Robert Day of Ipswich, 1641
  112. Edmund and Elizabeth Dear, 1650
  113. Daniel Denison, 1635
  114. Thomas and Grace Dennis
  115. Andrew Diamond, 1673
  116. John Dillingham, 1639
  117. William Dirkey, 1664
  118. Ralph Dix, 1641
  119. Samuel and Mary Dodge, 1668
  120. Dodge
  121. Thomas Dorman, 1634
  122. Thomas and Susana Dow, 1697
  123. Thomas and Dorothy Dudley, 1639
  124. Richard Dummer, 1659
  125. William and Mary Dunton, 1695
  126. Robert Dutch, 1648
  127. Mary Kimball Dutch
  128. Michael and Mary Dwinnell
  129. Stephen Dwinnell
  130. Elizabeth Fiske Dwinell
  131. Nicholas Easton, 1634
  132. John Edwards and Mary Sams, 1664
  133. Ellsworth Family of Ipswich, MA Descendants
  134. Emerson, 1636-1900
  135. A genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich, Mass.
  136. Thomas Emerson, 1631
  137. Capt. Daniel Epes, 1644
  138. Estey Family
  139. Benjamin Estey
  140. Isaac Estey, Jr
  141. John Estey
  142. Richard Estey
  143. Ruth Fiske Estey
  144. Joseph and Mary Eveleth, 1676
  145. Walter and Sarah Fairfield, 1695
  146. Michael Farley, 1675
  147. George Farrow, 1636
  148. John Fawn, 1634
  149. William Israel Fellows
  150. Robert Filbrick, 1639
  151. Giles Firmin, 1633
  152. Thomas Firmin, 1641
  153. Fiske and Warner Families
  154. Benjamin Fiske
  155. Joseph Fiske and Susannah Warner
  156. Mark Fiske
  157. Theophilus Fiske
  158. Ruth Fiske
  159. Susannah Warner Fiske
  160. Joseph and Susanna Fisk, 1698
  161. Robert Fitt, 1664
  162. Reginald Foster
  163. Col. Joseph Foster of Ipswich and Gloucester, Mass.
  164. Reginald Foster, 1641
  165. William Story and Sarah Foster
  166. Elizabeth Fiske Foster
  167. Sarah Dwinell Foster
  168. Descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler
  169. Phillip and Mary Fowler
  170. Phillip and Mary Fowler, 1635 (Hammatt)
  171. William Franklin, 1634
  172. Thomas French, 1639
  173. William Fuller, 1635
  174. Some descendants of John Gage of Ipswich, Mass.
  175. John Gage
  176. John Gage, 1633
  177. John Gaines, 1644
  178. Descendants of John Gamage of Ipswich, Mass.
  179. John Gamage, 1675
  180. Bartholomay Gedney, 1640
  181. George Giddings
  182. George Giddings, 1641 (Hammatt)
  183. Giddings
  184. Humphrey Gilbert
  185. Elizabeth Gilbert
  186. Edward Gilman, 1648
  187. History and genealogy of the Goodhue family : in England and America to the year 1890
  188. William Goodhue, 1636
  189. Samuel Graves, 1658
  190. Humphrey Griffin, 1639
  191. Henry Gould and Sarah Baker
  192. John Grove and Hannah Lord, 1664
  193. John Grow of Ipswich : John Groo (Grow) of Oxford
  194. John Grow
  195. George Hadley
  196. Richard Haffield, 1635
  197. Samuel Hall, 1638
  198. Thomas Hardye, 1633
  199. Thomas Harris in Ipswich, Mass, in 1636, and some of his descendents, through seven generations, to 1883
  200. Elizabeth Harris
  201. The Harris Family in Ipswich
  202. Thomas Harris, 1636
  203. John Harris
  204. Bridget Harris
  205. Thomas Hart, 1641
  206. John Hassell, 1635
  207. Elizabeth Warner Heard
  208. Andrew Hidden, of Rowley,
  209. William Hodgkins, 1654
  210. Hannah Bradstreet Rolfe Holt
  211. Daniel Hovey
  212. The Hovey book, Descendants of Daniel Hovey of Ipswich, Massachusetts
  213. Mary Dunnell Hovey
  214. Abraham Howe and some of his Descendants (by Sidney Perley)
  215. James How, 1641
  216. Elizabeth Howe case study
  217. Jacob How(e) of Rowley, Mass.
  218. Elizabeth Kilham Hutton
  219. Sarah Estey Gill Ireland
  220. Nicholas Jackson of Rowley, Massachusetts, and his descendants, 1635-1976
  221. Descendants of Richard Jacob of Ipswich
  222. Jewetts of America Vol. 1
  223. Jewetts of America Vol. 2
  224. John Johnson, 1635-
  225. Nathaniel and Rachel (Bradford) Jones
  226. Susanna Fiske Kilburn
  227. History of the Kimball family in America, from 1634 to 1897
  228. Richard Kimball, 1634 to 1897
  229. Richard Kimball and Ursulla Scott
  230. Abigail Kimbal
  231. Benjamin Kimball
  232. Cornet Benjamin Kimball
  233. Caleb Kimball
  234. John Kimball
  235. John Kimball and Mary Bradstreet
  236. John Kimball, Jr
  237. Mary Bradstreet Kimball
  238. Mary Jordan Kimball
  239. Corporal Richard Kimball
  240. Richard Kimball and Ursula Scott
  241. Ursula Scott Kimball
  242. The genealogy of the descendants of Henry Kingsbury, of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass.
  243. Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Robert Kinsman of Ipswich Massachusetts.
  244. Robert Kinsman
  245. Knowlton Family
  246. Mary Kimball Knowlton
  247. Ladd family
  248. William Lamson of Ipswich, Mass. 1634-1917
  249. William Lamson
  250. William Lamson at Stories from Ipswich.
  251. Family history of William Lamson
  252. John Leigh of Agawam [Ipswich] Massachusetts, 1634-1671
  253. Thomas and Elizabeth Lull
  254. Robert Kinsman
  255. Robert Lord of Ipswich MA, online source by Bruce Lord
  256. Rebecca Kimball Lull
  257. Edward Lumus of Ipswich MA and Some of His Descendants
  258. Manning family of Salem and Ipswich, Massachusetts
  259. Manning Families Of New England
  260. Martin family of Ipswich, Massachusetts; four generations of descendants of George Martin of Salisbury through his son George
  261. McMahon (County Kerry)
  262. The Moulton Family
  263. Ezekiel Northend of Rowley
  264. Mary Oliver, 1640-1698 wife of Samuel Appleton
  265. Mary Osgood
  266. Ipswich-Paine family gathered together by one of the ninth for the tenth, eleventh and twelfth generations
  267. Paine genealogy, Ipswich branch
  268. John Parish of Chebacco Parish (Ipswich) and Groton (read New England Parish Families)
  269. John and Dorcus Pearson of Rowley, Massachusetts in 1643
  270. Peatfield – Ellsworth Family of Ipswich, MA Descendants
  271. The family of John Perkins of Ipswich
  272. The Perkins Family
  273. John Perkins
  274. Mary Estey Perkins
  275. Allan Perley
  276. Moses Pengry, of Ipswich, Mass
  277. Moses Pengry
  278. Nathaniel Piper of Ipswich, Massachusetts 1653-
  279. Hannah Fiske Platts
  280. Estey Poole
  281. Sarah Kimball Potter
  282. Roger Preston of Ipswich and Salem village
  283. Preston family
  284. Prime of Rowley, Mass.; with notes on the families of Platts, Jewetts, and Hammond
  285. Rogers family
  286. John Ross
  287. Rust family
  288. Thomas Safford of Ipswich and Some of His Descendants
  289. William Sargent of Ipswich, Newbury, Hampton, Salisbury and Amesbury, New England, U.S., with his descendants and their intermarriages, and other Sargent branches
  290. William Sargent
  291. Martha Whatlock Scott
  292. Abigail Kimball Severens
  293. Henry Sewall (1576-1656) of Newbury and Rowley
  294. Historical and Genealogical Shatswells of Ipswich by Augustine Caldwell
  295. Joseph Smith [1783-1881] Ipswich, Mass.; from the Ipswich chronicle, May 28, 1881
  296. John Sparks
  297. John Spofford, and Elizabeth his wife, who settled at Rowley
  298. Jonathan Stanhope, Jr
  299. Susannah Ayre Stanhope
  300. Robert Starkweather, Rowley, 1864-
  301. Robert Stiles of Rowley, Mass. 1659-1891.
  302. Descendants of William Story and Sarah Foster of Ipswich
  303. Story Family Genealogy
  304. Story genealogy online
  305. When This You See ,Remember Me When This You See, Remember Me A Genealogy Of the Descendants of Lt.Richard Sutton
  306. Thomas Tenney, of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1890
  307. William Towne
  308. Treadwell
  309. William and Elizabeth Tuttle, 1635
  310. Martha Fiske Underwood
  311. Samuel Varnum who came to Ipswich about 1635
  312. The Wades of Ipswich
  313. The Ipswich Wades
  314. Col. John Wainwright
  315. Genealogy of the Waldo family : a record of the descendants of Cornelius Waldo, of Ipswich, Mass., from 1647 to 1900
  316. Sarah Bradstreet Wallis
  317. Cornelius Waldo 1647-
  318. John Warner
  319. John Warner and Hannah Batchelder
  320. William Warner, 1637-
  321. William Warner Family
  322. Captain William Warner
  323. Daniel Warner and Elizabeth Dane
  324. Daniel Warner
  325. Ensign Daniel Warner
  326. Faith Browne Warner
  327. Hannah Batchelder Warner
  328. John Warner
  329. John Warner
  330. John Warner and Hannah Batchelder
  331. Nathaniel Warner 1646
  332. Nathaniel Warner 1693
  333. John Webster of Ipswich, Mass. in 1635
  334. John Webster, 1635
  335. John Webster
  336. Abigail Warner Wells
  337. Genealogy of the Wells family
  338. Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, abt. 1590-1647: Vol. 1
  339. John Whipple
  340. Matthew Whipple, 1590-1647
  341. Willcomb family 1655-1902
  342. Whipple family
  343. Dudley Wildes, 1759-1820, of Topsfield, Massachusetts by Davis, Walter Goodwin,
  344. Willcomb Family of New England
  345. John Winthrop, the younger, founder of Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1633 –
  346. Thomas Wood, Rowley, Mass

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