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Maj. Richard Saltonstall

Male Bef 1610 - 1694  (> 83 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Maj. Richard Saltonstall was born before 1 Oct 1610 (son of Richard Saltonstall and Grace Kaye); died on 29 Apr 1694 in Hulme, Lancaster, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Oct 1610, Almondbury, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    One of JTS's ten proven "gateway ancestors."

    He went to New England with his father in 1630, the first of at least eight Atlantic crossings in his lifetime. He was a man of many interests and offices, both in New England and during England's commonwealth period. Notably, back in New England after the Restoration, Richard Saltonstall donated £50 to support the fugitive regicides William Goffe and Edward Whalley, and he was one of the few people who knew where in New England they were hiding.

    Richard married Muriel Gurdon on 4 Jul 1633 in All Hallows, Honey Lane, London, England. Muriel (daughter of Brampton Gurdon and Muriel Sedley) was born about 1613; died before 25 Apr 1688; was buried on 25 Apr 1688 in St. James' Church, Didsbury, Lancashire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Nathaniel Saltonstall was born about 1639 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1707 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Saltonstall was born before 4 Apr 1586 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (son of Samuel Saltonstall and Anne Ramsden); died before 25 Oct 1661 in Crayford, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Apr 1586, Rookes Hall, Highcliffe in Hipperholme, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate death: Abt 1658, England
    • Alternate death: Sep 1661, Crayford, Kent, England

    Notes:

    From Abandoning America (citation details below):

    Sir Richard Saltonstall, a London lawyer, was first elected an assistant of the Massachusetts Bay Company in England on 23 March 1628/9. [...] In 1629, he sent servants and cattle ahead of him to New England. Saltonstall sailed to New England in 1630, as a widower, with five of his six children. He settled at Watertown. He attended all the meetings of the Massachusetts Bay Company in New England between 22 August 1630 and 22 March 1630/1.

    He left New England on the Lyon, 1 April 1631, and arrived in London on 29 April. He was elected an assistant in Massachusetts in 1633, in his absence, but never returned. Saltonstall continued to take an interest in New England. He defended Massachusetts against the charges of Philip Ratcliffe, Thomas Morton and Sir Christopher Gardiner. He diverted his attention to fresh colonising ventures by Lord Saye and Sele and Lord Brooke, outside the boundaries of Massachusetts, but made heavy losses. In 1639 he handed over his New England interests to his son Robert, who had returned there c. 1638. Saltonstall spent time in the Netherlands, 1643–4, where Henry Saltonstall joined him. From 1649 he controlled the sales of crown property, and this profitable post helped him to boost his fortunes. In 1650 he and his son Richard became members of the High Court of Justice, commissioned by the Rump Parliament to try the crimes of the Commonwealth's enemies. From 1658 he lived near Wrexham, and associated with the congregationalist Vavasor Powell. He criticised Massachusetts for its intolerance: he wrote to John Wilson and John Cotton c. 1652, advocating freedom for Quakers.

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Saltonstall opposed the crown in the civil wars, and his fortunes recovered with the parliamentarian victory. In March 1650 he was appointed a commissioner of the high court of justice, set up to punish opponents of the regime. From 1649 he held lucrative posts controlling the sales of crown property, and by 1658 he could afford to buy Brymbo Hall, near Wrexham, Denbighshire. After the Restoration, however, he was forced to flee arrest as a 'seditious person', and died at Crayford, Kent, in 1661, probably in September.

    Richard married Grace Kaye on 28 Nov 1609 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England. Grace (daughter of Robert Kaye and Anne Flower) was born before 3 Sep 1579 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; died before 27 Jun 1625; was buried on 27 Jun 1625 in Wragby, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Grace Kaye was born before 3 Sep 1579 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (daughter of Robert Kaye and Anne Flower); died before 27 Jun 1625; was buried on 27 Jun 1625 in Wragby, Lincolnshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 3 Sep 1579, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

    Children:
    1. 1. Maj. Richard Saltonstall was born before 1 Oct 1610; died on 29 Apr 1694 in Hulme, Lancaster, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Saltonstall was born in 1562 in of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England (son of Gilbert Saltonstall and Isabel); died on 8 Jan 1613; was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Hull, Yorkshire, England.

    Samuel married Anne Ramsden. Anne (daughter of John Ramsden) was born in 1564; died in 1589. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anne Ramsden was born in 1564 (daughter of John Ramsden); died in 1589.
    Children:
    1. 2. Richard Saltonstall was born before 4 Apr 1586 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died before 25 Oct 1661 in Crayford, Kent, England.

  3. 6.  Robert Kaye was born in in of Woodsome, Yorkshire, England (son of John Kaye and Dorothy Mauleverer); died before 5 Dec 1620 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 5 Dec 1620 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Also called Robert Keaye. Justice of the Peace, and Treasurer for Lame Soldiers under Elizabeth I.

    Robert married Anne Flower. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Anne Flower (daughter of John Flower and Margery Colley).
    Children:
    1. 3. Grace Kaye was born before 3 Sep 1579 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; died before 27 Jun 1625; was buried on 27 Jun 1625 in Wragby, Lincolnshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Gilbert Saltonstall (son of Richard Saltonstall); died before 29 Dec 1598 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 29 Dec 1598 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    A cloth merchant of Halifax.

    Gilbert married Isabel. Isabel died after 1598. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Isabel died after 1598.
    Children:
    1. Richard Saltonstall, Lord Mayor of London was born in 1521; died on 17 Mar 1601 in South Ockenden, Essex, England.
    2. 4. Samuel Saltonstall was born in 1562 in of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England; died on 8 Jan 1613; was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Hull, Yorkshire, England.

  3. 10.  John Ramsden was born in in of Longley near Hothersfield, Yorkshire, England (son of Robert Ramsden).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Almondbury, Yorkshire, England

    Children:
    1. 5. Anne Ramsden was born in 1564; died in 1589.

  4. 12.  John Kaye was born about 1528 in of Woodsome, Yorkshire, England (son of Arthur Kaye and Beatrice Wentworth); died before 28 Jul 1594 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 28 Jul 1594 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Justice of the peace in 1585.

    John married Dorothy Mauleverer on 21 Jan 1543 in Bardsey, Yorkshire, England. Dorothy (daughter of Robert Mauleverer and Alice Markenfield) was born about 1528; died before 31 Mar 1590 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 31 Mar 1590 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 13.  Dorothy Mauleverer was born about 1528 (daughter of Robert Mauleverer and Alice Markenfield); died before 31 Mar 1590 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 31 Mar 1590 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 6. Robert Kaye was born in in of Woodsome, Yorkshire, England; died before 5 Dec 1620 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 5 Dec 1620 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England.

  6. 14.  John Flower was born in 1535 in of Whitwell, Rutland, England (son of Richard Flower and Alice Harington); died on 30 Apr 1620.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Rutland, 1563. Sheriff of Rutland 1565-66, 1569-70, 1577-78.

    "The last 50 years of Flower's life were dogged by financial hardship and, despite the 1564 bishops' report describing him as an 'earnest furtherer of religion', suspicion of recusancy. About 1578 he was removed from the commission of the peace and in 1582 was summoned before the High Commission on suspicion of harbouring the priests Chambers and Campion. His wife, son and daughter-in-law were all Catholics, and by the time of Flower's death on 30 Apr. 1620, when his son and heir John was aged over 50, litigation and, probably, recusancy fines had consumed most of the property." [History of Parliament]

    John married Margery Colley. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Margery Colley (daughter of Anthony Colley and Catherine Skeffington).
    Children:
    1. 7. Anne Flower