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Edward Converse

Male Bef 1589 - 1663  (> 74 years)


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  • Name Edward Converse 
    Born Bef 23 Mar 1589  Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 23 Mar 1589  Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Died 10 Aug 1663  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Person ID I15013  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    Father Allen Convers,   b. of Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 3 Jan 1636 and 28 Jun 1639, Southweald, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Joanna,   d. Bef 22 Jun 1602, Navestock, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Parker,   b. Abt 1596,   d. 14 Jan 1663, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1614  Great Burstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Deacon Josiah Convers,   b. Bef 30 Oct 1618, South Weald, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1690, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F9440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      Deacon Edward Convers was an early Puritan settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was one of the founders of Woburn, MA.

      He built the first house and first mill in Woburn. Convers was very active in town affairs, serving as one of its first selectmen. He served on "every committee and had a part in every movement that had this new settlement in view." He also helped establish Charlestown. He was one of the colony's wealthy landowners, and was a farmer, miller and surveyor.

      [...] He and his family arrived in Salem, Massachusetts, with the Winthrop Fleet on June 12, 1630, in the early stages of the Great Migration.

      He also founded the First Church of Charlestown, and established the first ferry from Charlestown to Boston. The ferry operated where the Charles River Bridge is now located, and was referred to as the "Great Ferry" (to distinguish it from a smaller ferry operating between Charlestown and Winnisimmet). Convers died on August 10, 1663, in Woburn, Massachusetts.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S1603] Douglas Richardson, "The English Origin and Ancestry of the Parker Brothers of Massachusetts and of their Probable Aunt, Sarah Parker, Wife of Edward Converse." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 153:81, January 1999.

    3. [S1602] Arnold P.G. and Carolyn Bryant Peterson, "Edward Converse of Woburn, Massachusetts: Notes on His Birthplace and Ancestry." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146:130, 1992.

    4. [S2306] The Winthrop Fleet: Massachusetts Bay Company Immigrants to New England 1629-1630 by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.