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John Johnson

Male Abt 1588 - 1659  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name John Johnson  [1
    Born Abt 1588  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1590  [4
    Died 30 Sep 1659  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I20625  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2020 

    Family Mary Heath,   b. Bef 24 Mar 1594, Ware, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 May 1629, Ware, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1613  Ware, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Johnson,   d. 5 Jan 1683
    +2. Humphrey Johnson,   b. Bef 5 Nov 1620,   d. 24 Jul 1693, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F12754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was almost certainly from Ware in Hertfordshire. He emigrated to New England in 1630, on the Arbella, part of the Winthrop Fleet.

      From The Winthrop Fleet by Robert Charles Anderson (citation details below):

      John Johnson was a forerunner of the Nazeing company of emigrants led by the Rev. John Eliot, and the only known member of that company to arrive in 1630.

      John Johnson was the confidant of powerful men, filled an important position in the affairs of the early colony and in the development of its defenses, and was involved as an overseer, attorney, witness and appraiser in the affairs of many of his neighbors. He owned a considerable estate at his death. Yet with all these advantages, he kept a low profile in his personal life and never achieved a consistent rank of "Mr."

  • Sources 
    1. [S595] The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part I: The Ancestry of Warren Frances Kempton 1817-1879 by Dean Crawford Smith; edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996.

    2. [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.

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

    4. [S1870] Douglas Richardson, "The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146:261, 1992.

    5. [S4926] One Line of Descendants from Dolar Davis and Richard Everett by Eleanor Francis Davis ("Mrs. William Sumner Crosby"). Boston: Geo. H. Ellis, 1911.