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John Pynchon

Male Abt 1625 - 1703  (~ 78 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Pynchon was born Abt 1625 (son of William Pynchon and Anne Andrew); died 17 Jan 1703, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1620
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1621

    John married Amy Wyllys 6 Nov 1645, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Amy (daughter of George Wyllys, Governor of Connecticut and Bridget Yonge) was born Abt 1625; died 9 Jan 1698, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Pynchon was born Abt 27 Dec 1590, Springfield, Essex, England (son of John Pinchon and Frances Brett); died 29 Oct 1662, Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Dec 1590, Springfield, Essex, England

    Notes:

    The chief founder of Springfield, Massachusetts, he named it after his native village in Essex.

    From Hale, House and Related Families (citation details below):

    Mr. Pynchon was one of the Patentees of the Charter granted by King Charles I to the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 18 Mar. 1628/9. He came to America in Governor Winthrop's Fleet in 1630, from Springfield, England, and settled in Roxbury, Mass.

    He was Assistant to Massachusetts Bay, 1629 to 1636 inclusive, and Treasurer, 1632-3. He was one of the original proprietors of Springfield, Mass., in 1636, and was one of the Commissioners appointed in March, 1636, by the General Court of Massachusetts Bay to govern the Connecticut River settlements. He was Magistrate of Connecticut Colony, 1636 and 1638, while Springfield belonged in that jurisdiction, and thereafter was again Assistant to Massachusetts Bay, 1643 to 1650 inclusive. He was governing Commissioner of Springfield, 1636 to 1651.

    In 1650 he published in England The Meritorious Price of Christ's Redemption which was so disapproved by the Massachusetts authorities that they deposed him from the magistracy and publicly burned the book in Boston by order of the Court. Mr. Pynchon rejected the Calvinistic doctrine of the atonement which was then orthodox theology with the New England clergy. The entire text of the controversial book was republished in full in Burt's History of Springfield (Vol. 1, pp. 89-121). Doubtless Mr. Pynchon was surprised that his book created such a furor and that it was savagely attacked. Turning over his large Springfield holdings to his son John, he returned in 1652 to England, where he bought a comfortable property at Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire. Here he divided his remaining years between his business affairs and polemic writing and, in 1655, published an answer to Rev. Mr. Norton's printed objections to his book.

    William married Anne Andrew Abt 1618. Anne (daughter of William Andrew and Bridget Rysley) died 1630, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Anne Andrew (daughter of William Andrew and Bridget Rysley); died 1630, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Mary Pynchon was born Abt 1622; died 25 Oct 1657.
    2. 1. John Pynchon was born Abt 1625; died 17 Jan 1703, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Pinchon was born Abt 1565 (son of John Pinchon and Jane Empson); died 4 Sep 1610, Springfield, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    He matriculated at New College, Oxford, 20 Dec 1577; B.A., 6 Apr 1581. Settled in Springfield, Essex.

    John married Frances Brett. Frances was born , of Terling, Essex, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Frances Brett was born , of Terling, Essex, England.
    Children:
    1. 2. William Pynchon was born Abt 27 Dec 1590, Springfield, Essex, England; died 29 Oct 1662, Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire, England.

  3. 6.  William Andrew was born , of Twywell, Northamptonshire, England.

    Notes:

    Or Andrews.

    William married Bridget Rysley. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Bridget Rysley
    Children:
    1. 3. Anne Andrew died 1630, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Pinchon was born , of Writtle, Essex, England (son of William Pinchon); died 29 Nov 1573.

    John married Jane Empson. Jane (daughter of Richard Empson and Jane) died Between 10 Nov 1587 and 14 Feb 1588. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Jane Empson (daughter of Richard Empson and Jane); died Between 10 Nov 1587 and 14 Feb 1588.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Pinchon was born Abt 1565; died 4 Sep 1610, Springfield, Essex, England.