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Hannah Feake

Female 1637 - 1678  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Hannah Feake  [1
    Born Jun 1637  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Jan 1678  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried 2 Feb 1678  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I10090  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2016 

    Father Lt. Robert Feake,   b. Abt 1602, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1661, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Fones,   b. 21 Jan 1610, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1655, Newtown, Long Island, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married 1632  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F5243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Bowne,   b. 9 May 1627, Matlock, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1695, Flushing, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 7 May 1656  Flushing, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 8
    Children 
    +1. Mary Bowne,   b. 6 Jan 1661, Flushing, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Jun 1728, Woodbridge, Somerset, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 67 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2017 09:48:20 
    Family ID F1430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Genealogies of Long Island Families: "Hannah died, while on a religious visit to England, at the house of John and Mary Elson in London, Jan. 31, 1677/8, buried Feb. 2, 1677/8."

      From an unknown source: "Hannah became a Quaker minister. She died in London after traveling there on a missionary trip. Her interest in the Quaker religion began as curiosity of her husband and herself when they attended a meeting in the woods. Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Amsterdam, was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church (Calvinist) and would not permit any other religion but his own, so therefore Quakers and other religions had to meet secretly. The resistance of her husband when arrested by the Sheriff on orders from Peter Stuyvesant is probably directly related to the First Amendment to our Constitution guaranteeing Freedom of Religion.

      "The Bowne house is probably the oldest standing home still in existence in New York City. The house built in 1661 is located at 37-01 Bowne St., in Flushing Queens. It is open to guided tours by the Bowne House Historical Society.

      "Hannah Feake, the second daughter of Robert Feake and Elizabeth Fones and sister of Elizabeth Feake, would go on to become an important figure in the fight for religious freedom in Colonial America. Governor Peter Stuyvesant banned the rights of Quakers to assemble and worship. On 27 December 1657, thirty townsepeople of Flushing, Queens, signed the Flushing Remonstrance protesting this ban. The ban was later tested when Hannah, being a Quaker minister herself, held services in her own home. Her husband was arrested and returned to England, only to be released and allowed to come back again, contributed to the principles codified a century later in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights granting religious and political freedom to all citizens."

      Note: The above notwithstanding, the Wyckoff House in Brooklyn also has a claim to being the oldest house in NYC. However, only a small portion of the existing Wyckoff structure dates back to 1652, whereas the basic frame of the Bowne House dates to roughly 1661.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1387] Eardeley Genealogy Collection at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

    2. [S199] Genealogies of Long Island Families, From the New York Genealogical and Bibliographical Record, ed. Henry B. Hoff. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987.

    3. [S756] The Early Families of New England Study Project, by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    4. [S1272] George E. McCracken, "The Feake Family of Norfolk, London, and Colonial America." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 86:132, 86:209 (1955), 87:28, 87:104 (1956), 92:229 (1961), 94:243 (1963), 136:303 (2005).

    5. [S1131] Bowne Family of Flushing, Long Island by Edith King Wilson and Jacob Titus Bowne. New York, 1948.

    6. [S160] Wikipedia.

    7. [S1272] George E. McCracken, "The Feake Family of Norfolk, London, and Colonial America." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 86:132, 86:209 (1955), 87:28, 87:104 (1956), 92:229 (1961), 94:243 (1963), 136:303 (2005)., year only.

    8. [S1272] George E. McCracken, "The Feake Family of Norfolk, London, and Colonial America." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 86:132, 86:209 (1955), 87:28, 87:104 (1956), 92:229 (1961), 94:243 (1963), 136:303 (2005)., date only.