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John Launce

Male Abt 1597 - Bef 1635  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name John Launce  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1597  of Penair in St. Clement, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 25 Jun 1635  [3
    Buried 25 Jun 1635  St. Clement, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I27525  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2020 

    Father Robert Launce,   b. of Penair in St. Clement, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Sep 1623 
    Mother Susan Tubb 
    Family ID F12225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Darcy,   b. Abt 1600,   d. Between 29 May 1668 and 4 Aug 1669  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1619  [5
    Children 
    +1. Mary Launce,   b. Abt 1625,   d. 9 Mar 1710, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F16438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Launce was described by Cotton Mather in Magnalia Christi Americana as "a Puritan gentleman [...] whose lands in Cornwall yielded him fourteen hundred pounds a year. He was a Parliament man, a Man learned and pious, and a notable Disputant; but once disputing against the English Episcopacy [...] he was worsted by such a way of maintaining the Argument, as was thought agreeable; that is, by a Wound in the Side, from his furious Antagonist; of which Wound at last he died."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1579] The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States, Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018.

    2. [S4051] The Visitation of the County of Cornwall in the Year 1620 ed. J. L. Vivian and Henry H. Drake. London: The Harleian Society, 1874.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013.

    4. [S3981] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Family of Rev. John Sherman of Wethersfield, Milford, and Branford, Conn., and Watertown, Mass." The American Genealogist 20:129, 1944., place only.

    5. [S3901] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Darcy Ancestry of Mrs. John Sherman." The American Genealogist 21:169, 1944.

    6. [S1959] The Visitations of Cornwall, Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573, & 1620, With Additions by J. L. Vivian. Exeter: William Pollard & Co., 1887.

    7. [S4046] Brice Clagett, 25 Oct 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., place only.