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Ruth Royce

Female 1645 - Aft 1690  (> 45 years)


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  • Name Ruth Royce  [1, 2
    Born 7 Dec 1645  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 19 Feb 1690  [4
    Alternate death Bef 5 Jun 1695  [5
    Person ID I2351  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Father Robert Royce,   d. 1676 
    Mother Mary,   d. 1696, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Jun 1634  Martock, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Family ID F1250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Lathrop,   b. Bef 7 Dec 1645, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1688, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1669  [1, 2, 4, 6
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Lathrop,   d. 10 Aug 1750, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F2226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Quite a few online sources have Ruth Royce's death date as 19 Feb 1690 (or 1689). This probably derives from E. B. Huntington's 1884 Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family in This Country (citation details below):

      "[John Lothrop] died, as the Wallingford records show, Aug 25, 1688, Æt. 44. Ruth, his widow, in Feb. 19, 1689-90, drew lot no. 4, in the distribution of that date."

      In other words, 19 Feb 1690 is merely the last date on which Ruth Royce shows up in the records, but the qualifier "after" has fallen off that date in some transmissions.

      In fact, as Huntington does not note but Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 does, by 19 Feb 1690 Ruth Royce was not only the widow of John Lothrop; she was also the wife of Abraham Doolittle, who she had married on 12 Feb 1689. They were each other's second spouses. Doolittle subsequently married Elizabeth Thorp on 5 Jun 1695, so Ruth has to have died between 19 Feb 1690 and that date.

  • Sources 
    1. [S185] Families of Ancient New Haven, originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vols. I-VIII, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932.

    2. [S1514] Ancestry of Sarah Palin, compiled by Robert Battle and Michael Hurdle.

    3. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce.

    4. [S505] A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family in This Country, by E. B. Huntington. Ridgefield, CT: J. M. Huntington, 1884.

    5. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

    6. [S655] Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut, by Frank Farnsworth Starr. Hartford, Connecticut, 1915.