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Isabella Darcy

Female Abt 1600 - 1669  (~ 68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Isabella Darcy was born about 1600; died between 29 May 1668 and 4 Aug 1669.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1669, London, England

    Isabella married John Launce about 1619. John (son of Robert Launce and Susan Tubb) was born about 1597 in of Penair in St. Clement, Cornwall, England; died before 25 Jun 1635; was buried on 25 Jun 1635 in St. Clement, Cornwall, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Mary Launce  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1625; died on 9 Mar 1710 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mary Launce Descendancy chart to this point (1.Isabella1) was born about 1625; died on 9 Mar 1710 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    One of AP's two gateway ancestors.

    Cotton Mather, in Magnalia Christi Americana, called Mary Launce, second wife of the Rev. John Sherman, a "young gentlewoman [...] a Person of good Education, and Reputation, and honorably descended," whose mother was "daughter to the Lord Darcy, who was Earl of Rivers." She certainly was not, and in his pioneering 1860-64 Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, James Savage took delight at exercising his well-known animus against Mather, who "tells of this wife calling her mother daughter of Darcy, Earl Rivers, one of the Popish Counsellors of Charles I who had no daughter that married a Launce." Savage continues: "If [Mary Launce Sherman] did give [her husband] these myths of her noble descent [...] either she was insane, which he had not sanity enough to discover, or she was irreverently playing on his bottomless credulity." It was left to the great Donald Lines Jacobus, founder of the twentieth-century "Jacobus School" of skeptical, fact-based genealogy, to point out, in a 1944 article, "The Family of Rev. John Sherman" (citation details below), that Mary Launce's mother really was a Darcy, albeit one of the Darcy family of Kent. Isabella Darcy of London, daughter of Sir Edward Darcy, a confidant and ally of Elizabeth I, first married John Launce of Cornwall and, secondly, the Rev. Sydrach Simpson, master of Pembroke Hall at Cambridge University. Her 1668 will names, with others, her sons James Launce and Darcy Launce, and her daughter Mary Sherman. In a subsequent article, "The Darcy Ancestry of Mrs. John Sherman" (citation details below), Jacobus put forth further proofs of Mary Launce's parentage, calling it a "perfect chain of evidence" and remarking that "Few English lines of early colonists are so thoroughly proved."

    Descendants of the Rev. John Sherman and Mary Launce include Norman Rockwell, Declaration of Independence signer Robert Treat Paine, and the 68th governor of Massachusetts, William Weld.

    Mary married Rev. John Sherman about 1645. John (son of Edmund Sherman and Grace Makin) was born on 26 Dec 1613 in Dedham, Essex, England; died on 8 Aug 1685 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in East Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Rev. James Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1651; died on 3 Mar 1718 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Rev. James Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (2.Mary2, 1.Isabella1) was born about 1651; died on 3 Mar 1718 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1645

    Notes:

    Minister at Sudbury, Massachusetts, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and Salem, Massachusetts.

    James married Mary Walker on 13 May 1680 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Thomas Walker and Mary Stone) was born on 9 Aug 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Dr. John Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Nov 1683 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Nov 1774 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Dr. John Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (3.James3, 2.Mary2, 1.Isabella1) was born on 20 Nov 1683 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Nov 1774 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He and his wife Abigail Stone "settled in Springfield, Mass., where he was a schoolmaster and physician; but about 1722 they removed to the region which in 1731 became the town of Brimfield, where he was a physician, town clerk for thirty successive years, representative three years, and captain of militia." They were married for nearly seventy years.

    John married Abigail Stone on 9 Nov 1703 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Daniel Stone and Mary Moore) was born on 13 Feb 1681 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 9 Mar 1772 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Bezaleel Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Mar 1703 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1779.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Bezaleel Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (4.John4, 3.James3, 2.Mary2, 1.Isabella1) was born on 31 Mar 1703 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1779.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 31 Mar 1703, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

    Bezaleel married Abigail Graves on 4 Feb 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Ebenezer Graves and Mary Colton) was born on 18 Feb 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Abigail Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Abigail Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (5.Bezaleel5, 4.John4, 3.James3, 2.Mary2, 1.Isabella1) was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Abigail married Joseph Thompson on 19 Feb 1754 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Joseph (son of James Thompson and Mary) was born on 25 Mar 1733 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1795 in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio; was buried in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Amherst Thompson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Amherst Thompson Descendancy chart to this point (6.Abigail6, 5.Bezaleel5, 4.John4, 3.James3, 2.Mary2, 1.Isabella1) was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He appears to have been served in the Revolution for nine months beginning in July 1779, under Captain Reuben Lilly.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Clark. Sarah was born in 1767; died on 15 Jan 1852; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Sallie Thompson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Sallie Thompson Descendancy chart to this point (7.Amherst7, 6.Abigail6, 5.Bezaleel5, 4.John4, 3.James3, 2.Mary2, 1.Isabella1) was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 3 Jul 1788, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

    Sallie married Elisha Branch on 3 Oct 1810 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Elisha (son of Nathan Branch and Elizabeth "Polly" Woodward) was born on 9 Apr 1787 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1856 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Sarah Branch  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 15 Dec 1914 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.