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Capt Roger Clapp

Male 1684 - 1762  (77 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Capt Roger Clapp was born on 24 May 1684 (son of Capt. Preserved Clapp and Sarah Newberry); died in 1762.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Bartlett. Elizabeth (daughter of Samuel Bartlett and Sarah Baldwin) was born on 27 Oct 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 19 Aug 1767 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Roger Clapp was born on 3 Apr 1708 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 3 Jan 1773 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Center Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Capt. Preserved Clapp was born on 23 Nov 1643 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of Roger Clapp and Joanna Ford); died on 20 Sep 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 26 Nov 1643, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Preserved married Sarah Newberry on 4 Jun 1668 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah (daughter of Benjamin Newberry and Mary Allyn) was born on 15 Jun 1650; died on 3 Oct 1716. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Newberry was born on 15 Jun 1650 (daughter of Benjamin Newberry and Mary Allyn); died on 3 Oct 1716.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 14 Jun 1650, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Children:
    1. 1. Capt Roger Clapp was born on 24 May 1684; died in 1762.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Roger Clapp was born on 2 Apr 1609 in Salcombe Regis, Devon, England (son of William Clapp and Johan Channon); died on 2 Feb 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 2 Apr 1609, Salcombe Regis, Devon, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1630, arriving at Nantasket on 30 May.

    Roger married Joanna Ford on 6 Nov 1633 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Joanna (daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Chard) was born before 8 Jun 1617; died on 29 Jun 1695 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Joanna Ford was born before 8 Jun 1617 (daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Chard); died on 29 Jun 1695 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 8 Jun 1617, Bridport, Dorset, England

    Children:
    1. 2. Capt. Preserved Clapp was born on 23 Nov 1643 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 20 Sep 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Benjamin Newberry was born about 1623 (son of Thomas Newberry and Joane Dabinott); died on 11 Sep 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1624, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Townsman of Windsor, Connecticut. Deputy to Connecticut General Court 1656-1684. Member of the Council of War; commander of forces against the Indians; Major of the Hartford County Regiment.

    Benjamin married Mary Allyn on 11 Jun 1646 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of Matthew Allyn and Margaret Wyatt) was born before 20 Jan 1628 in Braunton, Devon, England; died on 29 Jul 1689. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Allyn was born before 20 Jan 1628 in Braunton, Devon, England (daughter of Matthew Allyn and Margaret Wyatt); died on 29 Jul 1689.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 20 Jan 1628, Braunton, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: 14 Dec 1703
    • Alternate death: 14 Dec 1709

    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Newberry was born on 15 Jun 1650; died on 3 Oct 1716.
    2. Rebecca Newberry was born on 2 May 1655 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 17 Oct 1718 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    3. Thomas Newberry was born on 1 Sep 1657 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 30 Apr 1688 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Clapp was born about 1565 in Sidbury, Devon, England (son of Richard Clapp and (Unknown first wife of Richard Clapp)); died before 1 Mar 1641; was buried on 1 Mar 1641 in Salcombe Regis, Devon, England.

    William married Johan Channon. Johan (daughter of Robert Channon and Johan) was born about 1570; died before 5 Aug 1629; was buried on 5 Aug 1629 in Salcombe Regis, Devon, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Johan Channon was born about 1570 (daughter of Robert Channon and Johan); died before 5 Aug 1629; was buried on 5 Aug 1629 in Salcombe Regis, Devon, England.
    Children:
    1. Jane Clapp was born about 1597 in Salcombe Regis, Devon, England; died on 2 Aug 1668 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    2. 4. Roger Clapp was born on 2 Apr 1609 in Salcombe Regis, Devon, England; died on 2 Feb 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Thomas Ford was born before 1591 in Dorchester, Dorset, England; died on 28 Nov 1676 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1589, Dorset, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1590, England
    • Alternate death: 9 Nov 1676, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1630 on the Mary and John. First at Dorchester, then Windsor 1637, Northampton 1672. Deputy to Connecticut General Court twice in 1638, and in 1639, 1640, 1641 (marked absent), 1644, 1654.

    "According to [Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library] projections, the largest family in America today is the posterity of Robert White (b. ca. 1560) & Bridget Allgar, with a Mormon posterity of 430,000 and an American posterity of 29 million. The next five families are Edward Griswold and Margaret, Joseph Loomis and Mary White (daughter of Robert and Bridget above), Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, and Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, each with a Mormon posterity of 270,000 and an American posterity of 18 million." [Michel L. Call and Gary Boyd Roberts, "Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library Acquired by NEHGS," 1985.]

    "It is possible [Thomas Ford] was the son of John FORD III and Joan BECK (m. Feb. 3, 1583, Piddlehinton, Dorset, England), and nephew of Thomas FORD, merchant of Dorchester who died Jan. 20, 1610/11. The latter's will, proved May 8, 1611 names, among others, his brother John, and "Thomas, son of my brother, John FORDE." [Freeman Family Lines, from the files of Stephen M. Lawson (via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine)]

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    Thomas Ford (1591-1676) = Elizabeth Chard (1587-1643)
    Abigail Ford (1619-1688) = John Strong (1610-1699)
    Thomas Strong (1637-1689) = Rachel Holton (1650-?)
    Joseph Strong (1672-1763) = Sarah Allen (1672-1724)
    Joseph Strong (1701-1773) = Elizabeth Strong (1704-1792)
    Benejah Strong (1740-1809) = Lucy Bishop (1747-1783)
    Joseph Strong (1770-1812) = Rebecca Young (1779-1862)
    Eleanor Strong (1805-1863) = John Wood (1785-1848)
    Ellen Wood (1831-1877) = Franklin H. Work (1819-1911)
    Frances Eleanor Work (1857-1947) = James Boothby Burke Roche (1851-1920)
    Edmund Maurice Burke Roche (1885-1955) = Ruth Sylvia Gill (1908-1993)
    Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004) = Edward John Spencer (1924-1992)
    Diana Frances Spencer (1961-1997) = Charles, Prince of Wales (1948- )
    William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge (1982- )

    Thomas married Elizabeth Chard on 19 Jun 1616 in Bridport, Dorset, England. Elizabeth was born in in Dorset, England; died on 18 Apr 1643 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Chard was born in in Dorset, England; died on 18 Apr 1643 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 5. Joanna Ford was born before 8 Jun 1617; died on 29 Jun 1695 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    2. Abigail Ford was born before 8 Oct 1619 in Bridport, Dorset, England; died on 6 Jul 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    3. Hepzibah Ford was born before 15 May 1625; died on 11 Apr 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Thomas Newberry was born before 10 Nov 1594 in Yarcombe, Devon, England (son of Richard Newberye and Grace Matthew); died between 17 Dec 1635 and 28 Jan 1637 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 10 Nov 1594, Yarcombe, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 12 Dec 1635

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1634 on the Recovery out of Weymouth. He was a dry-goods merchant. A resident of Dorchester in Sep 1634, when he was admitted a freeman. Townsman or Selectman in 1634 and 1635. Deputy to the General Court, 1635.

    The ancestry for him given in Newberry Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass. (J. Gardner Bartlett, Boston: 1914), and reproduced in the eighth edition of Ancestral Roots (line 253), has been substantially discredited; see various posts to SGM in October and November of 2011 for a discussion of this. (Briefly, his parents are who Bartlett said they were, but Bartlett is mistaken beyond that.) Newberry Genealogy continues to be a reliable guide to Newberry's descendants.

    Thomas married Joane Dabinott. Joane (daughter of Christopher Dabinott) was born in in of Yarcombe, Devon, England; died before 1632. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Joane Dabinott was born in in of Yarcombe, Devon, England (daughter of Christopher Dabinott); died before 1632.
    Children:
    1. Sarah Newberry was born on 10 Apr 1620 in Devon, England; died on 16 Jun 1684 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 6. Benjamin Newberry was born about 1623; died on 11 Sep 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    3. Mary Newberry was born before 22 Oct 1626; died on 29 Aug 1688.

  7. 14.  Matthew Allyn was born before 17 Apr 1605 (son of Richard Allyn and Margaret Wyatt); died on 1 Feb 1671 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Apr 1605, Braunton, Devon, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1633. First at Cambridge, then Hartford 1636, Windsor by 1648. Back in England mid-1640; may have made other return trips. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    Clearly a man of some education, he held many important offices. According to Stiles he was a representative to the Massachusetts general court, March 1636; representative to the Connecticut general court every year (save 1653) from 1648 to 1658; magistrate of the colony 1657-67; and commissioner for the United Colonies of New England 1660-64. Anderson also notes him as assistant to the Connecticut general court, 1658-66. He is mentioned in Charles II's Royal Charter for Connecticut, 1662.

    According to Anderson, he was "Brother of Thomas Allyn of Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, as may be seen by following carefully the many entries for both Matthew and Thomas in Lechford, especially p. 418 which explicitly links the Barnstable man with Braunton in Devonshire. Thomas Allen of Wethersfield was a different man and not related to this family, nor was Samuel Allen of Windsor any relation. (Matthew Allyn's extensive litigation of 1650 was with his brother Thomas Allyn of Barnstable, and not with Thomas Allen of Wethersfield.)" [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, volume 1, page 43]

    The "Lechford" referred to by Anderson above is Note-Book Kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., Lawyer, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638, to July 29, 1641, edited by Edward Everett Hale. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1885.) Here is the passage on page 418 that establishes, according to Anderson, a connection to Braunton, Devonshire, birthplace of Matthew Allyn, for Thomas Allyn of Barnstable in Plymouth Colony:
    Thomas Allen of Barnstable in N E y agreeth wth John Eells1 of Dorchester in N E planter for 70£ in hand payd to convey unto the said John Eells & his heires & assignes for ever one house & garden wth the appurtenances in Barnstable in the County of Devon lying in Bowport streete in the occupation of Phillip Cole & Lewis Grove or their assignes all rents & revenues revertions therof after the lives of the said Phillip A Lewis & all Writings Leases & counterparts. and to be in possession of the rent presently And to make any assurance wthin 7 yeares And to be bound to these articles in 1501, and that he shall receive 20£ due to me at the decease of my ffather-in law John Marke of Bramton in Devon y. of his heires executors &c or of Edward Langdon of Branton in the County aforesaid y & he is to receive the bond of my brother Richard Allen of Branton aforesaid yeoman And a letter of Attorney for the same.
    Timothy Lester Jacobs, genealogist of the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, comprehensively disagrees:
    [Matthew Allyn] was the brother of Deacon Thomas Allyn of Wethersfield, later of Middletown, and their relationship was contentious. It is with great reluctance and respect I must differ with Robert Charles Anderson who, in his Great Migration article on Matthew Allyn, states that Thomas was not of Connecticut. The following statements from the "Records of the Colony of Connecticut", volume 1, page 211, listing findings of the Connecticut General Court 12 September 1650 should serve to clarify the matter: "…Thomas Allyn should have his specialties of Matthew Allyn, with 10 s. damage and costs of the Courte: For the 2d which was for vnjust molestation and damage thereupon, which the jury found to bee sixty pounds, this court did finde, and declares that they doe judge that Thomas Allyn was unjustly molested by Matthew Allyn, but cannott judge the damage to be so great as the jury did finde, and therefore doe declare and determine that the dammage should be brought downe to twenty marke and costs of Courte: For the 3d, which was for expences about cattle, this Courte approues of the verdict of the Jury therevpon, which is that the said Matthew Allyn shall pay vnto the said Thomas Allyn, forty fiue pounds and costs of Courte: And this Courte doth further conclude, adiudge, and that Matthew Allyn shall pay vnto to his brother Thomas, the full fiue pounds over and above what was determined by the severall verdict of the Jury, wch fiue pounds is for the said Thomas his charges of trauells." These passages established a clear physical proximity of the litigants, placing Thomas Allyn in Connecticut.
    Timothy Lester Jacobs goes on say, also contra Anderson, that "Matthew Allyn was also the brother of Samuel Allyn of Windsor."

    Donald Lines Jacobus addressed the Samuel-of-Windsor question, and the which-Thomas-is-which question, in 1952, writing (with Edgar Francis Waterman) in Hale, House and Related Families:
    By many writers, Samuel Allen has been placed as brother of Mr. Matthew Allyn of Hartford and Windsor and Deacon Thomas Allen of Middletown, and hence considered an unrecorded son of Richard and Margaret (Wyott) Allen of Braunton, co. Devon. To the present writer, the reasoning leading to this conclusion seems faulty. What are the facts?

    Richard and Margaret (Wyott) Allen had children baptized at Braunton, including Thomas on 24 Dec. 1597 and Matthew on 17 Apr. 1605, as well as a son Richard, but no son Samuel appears in the register. The will of Richard Allen the elder of Braunton, dated 29 Nov. 1647, proved 10 May 1652, named his son Thomas (and Mary daughter of Thomas); son Matthew (and John, Thomas and Mary, children of Matthew); son Richard (and two children of Richard); and other relatives, but no son Samuel.

    In Connecticut records, Matthew Allyn of Windsor had a controversy with Thomas Allyn, called his brother, and Thomas sued Matthew and was awarded damages in 1650. Thomas was given an additional allowance by the General Court, when the case was appealed by Matthew, "wch fiue pounds is for the said Thomas his charges of trauells." This indicates that Thomas lived at a considerable distance. Lechford made entries concerning Matthew and Thomas Allen in which he called Matthew "of Hartford, upon the River of Conecticot, merchant," and "nup. de Bramton in Coun. Devon" (late of Braunton, co. Devon), and Thomas of Barnstable, New England, referring to Thomas Allen's father-in-law John Marke of Braunton, Devon, and brother Richard Allen of Braunton, aforesaid. The registers of Braunton, co. Devon, contain not only the baptism of Thomas Allen in 1597, as above stated, but his marriage on 30 Jan. 1621/2 to Elizabeth Marke.

    It is thus proved that Matthew Allyn of Hartford and Windsor and Thomas Allyn of Barnstable were brothers, and sons of Richard and Margaret (Wyott) Allen of Braunton, co. Devon, and nothing appears of record to indicate that they had a brother Samuel.
    Our view is the same as Jacobus's — far from "establish[ing] a clear physical proximity of the litigants, placing Thomas Allyn in Connecticut", as Jacobs claims, the court statement he quotes actually suggests that they lived a considerable distance from one another. You don't award five pounds (a lot of money in 1650!) for "charges of trauells" when the disputing parties live a mere ten miles apart. Anderson and Jacobus are right. Matthew Allyn's brother was the Thomas Allyn of Barnstable, not the Wethersfield man.

    Further from The Great Migration Begins:

    Matthew Allyn was in some way related to WILLIAM SPENCER of Cambridge and Hartford, or, more probably, to his wife, Agnes Harris. [...]

    Matthew Allyn's first appearance in New England was in the grant of land in Cambridge on 4 November 1633 to seven men, of whom three others (JOHN HAYNES, THOMAS HOOKER and SAMUEL STONE) are known to have arrived 4 September 1633 on the Griffin.

    Matthew Allyn seems out of place in Cambridge, as all others who arrived at about this time were from East Anglia; based on his English origin, one would expect Allyn to have resided first in Dorchester. This unusual residence for Allyn is probably tied up in some way with his relationship with WILLIAM SPENCER.

    Besides being a man who was highly respected and who served society well, Matthew Allyn was a highly contentious man. He had lengthy legal disputes with his brother, and not long after he left Massachusetts he was wanted for "debt and damage" he had left behind [7 October 1641: "It is ordered, that a letter shal be sent to Mr. Haynes & the rest of the magistrates at Connectecot, to send back the prisoner Mathewe Alleyn, or satisfy the debt & damage"]. Further evidence of his litigiousness may be found throughout the Connecticut court records.

    Further from Timothy Lester Jacobs about Matthew Allyn:

    He was among the so-called "Adventurers Party" of twenty-five men who set out to explore the area that would become Hartford, led by John Steele in October 1635, prior to the departure from Cambridge of the Rev. Hooker's party in May 1636. He removed probably 1637 to Hartford, where he was an original proprietor. He was a miller, and owned considerable holdings. In the Hartford land inventory of February 1639/40 he held: two acres on which his dwelling house stood with outhouses, yards, and gardens located on the south side of the road leading into the Neck of Land; two acres, one rood, and nineteen perches in the Little Meadow; two acres both sides of the Little River on which his mill stood together with an island in the Little River on the southwest side of the mill; ten acres by the West Field; eight acres and nine perches in the North Meadow; thirty-two acres and three roods also in the North Meadow; another parcel in the North Meadow of twenty-four acres and two roods; eight acres, one rood, and twenty-four perches on the east side of the Great River; sixty-four acres in the Old Oxpasture; twenty-nine acres and three roods in the Cow Pasture; twelve acres and twenty-six perches in the Neck of Land; and another seventeen acres, three roods and twenty-six perches in the Neck of Land.

    He was excommunicated by the church in Hartford, and 03 June 1644, he appealed to the General Court. The records do not show how the matter was settled, but it may have been one cause of his removal to Windsor.

    Matthew married Margaret Wyatt on 2 Feb 1627 in Braunton, Devon, England. Margaret (daughter of John Wyatt and Frances Chichester) was born before 8 Mar 1595 in Braunton, Devon, England; died on 12 Sep 1675 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Margaret Wyatt was born before 8 Mar 1595 in Braunton, Devon, England (daughter of John Wyatt and Frances Chichester); died on 12 Sep 1675 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 8 Mar 1595, Braunton, Devon, England
    • Baptised: 18 Mar 1595, Braunton, Devon, England

    Notes:

    On the occasion of her marriage to Matthew Allyn, she was recorded in the Braunton parish register as "Mris" Margrett Wyot, the salutation being a mark of her gentry status.

    One of Teresa's four proven "gateway ancestors"; also one of DDB's six. Her notable descendants include Agatha Christie, Mitt Romney, Nancy Reagan, Bess Truman, Mike Huckabee, Tammy Duckworth, and Gilbert Clifford Noble, co-founder of Barnes & Noble.

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Allyn was born before 20 Jan 1628 in Braunton, Devon, England; died on 29 Jul 1689.