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Joseph Eldredge

Male - 1735


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joseph Eldredge (son of Robert Eldredge and Elizabeth Nickerson); died between 27 Aug 1728 and 24 Sep 1735.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 24 Sep 1735

    Notes:

    Of Chatham, where he was a tithing man in 1700, a grand jury man in 1701, a constable in 1705, and a selectman in 1710. Surveyor of highways and fence-viewer in 1720-23, by then styled "Sergeant."

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth. Elizabeth died about 1755. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. William Eldredge was born in in of Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 30 Mar 1752.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Eldredge died before 18 Jan 1683 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1682, Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    First mentioned on 25 May 1639 when Nicholas Simpkins of Yarmouth, to whom Eldredge was a hired servant, assigned his services, with Eldredge's consent, to Governor Thomas Prence.

    Took the oath of fidelity at Yarmouth 3 Jun 1657 and was sworn in as constable of that town.

    Robert married Elizabeth Nickerson in Oct 1649 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of William Nickerson and Anne Busby) was born before 1 Jan 1630; died before 3 May 1706 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Nickerson was born before 1 Jan 1630 (daughter of William Nickerson and Anne Busby); died before 3 May 1706 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Jan 1630, St. Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Norfolk, England

    Children:
    1. 1. Joseph Eldredge died between 27 Aug 1728 and 24 Sep 1735.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  William NickersonWilliam Nickerson was born between 1607 and 1609 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (son of William Nickerson); died between 30 Aug 1689 and 8 Sep 1690 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "William Nickerson was a man of intelligence and of great energy and strength of will, which degenerated into obstinancy. He could not brook opposition nor readily accomodate himself to his neighbors. He was litigious, insisting upon the letter of what he thought his rights. He was no doubt a religious man, and at Monomoy acted as a religious teacher to the infant settlement, but he could not agree with his Yarmouth brethren and had at least one of his children baptized in Barnstable. His purchase of land at Monomoy was doubtless in part dictated by a desire of independence and his intention to found a settlement of which he should be the head. After his removal to Monomoy he resisted the authority both of Yarmouth and Eastham, which the colony court successively extended over the place. His purchase at Monomoy was contrary to a salutary law of the colony of which he could not have been unaware, although when confronted with its penalty, he claimed ignorance. He more than once expressed regret that he had violated the law but at no time did he alter his course. His persistence in the end, it is true, brought him substantial victory, but his unaccommodating spirit made many years of his life a series of conflicts with the colonial authorities and others, in which he was almost uniformly worsted. As has been seen, he disposed of all his property before his death and therefore his name does not appear on the probate records. This action on his part was perhaps due to distrust of the public authorities, produced by his years of conflict with them." [James W. Hawes, "William Nickerson", in Library of Cape Cod History & Genealogy (vol 1-105). Yarmouthport, Mass.: C. W. Swift, 1912-23.]

    William married Anne Busby in 1627. Anne (daughter of Nicholas Busby and Bridget Cocke) was born before 2 Feb 1608 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died after 18 May 1686 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Anne BusbyAnne Busby was born before 2 Feb 1608 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (daughter of Nicholas Busby and Bridget Cocke); died after 18 May 1686 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 2 Feb 1608, St. Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England

    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Nickerson was born before 1 Jan 1630; died before 3 May 1706 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Nicholas Nickerson was born about 1630; died before 26 Mar 1682.
    3. Samuel Nickerson was born in 1638; died before 17 Aug 1719.
    4. Sarah Nickerson was born about 1644 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died after 1715.
    5. William Nickerson was born before 1 Jun 1646 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 7 Apr 1719.
    6. Joseph Nickerson was born before 16 Dec 1647 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 1725 and 1731 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  William Nickerson was born between 1560 and 1570; died before 23 Oct 1625 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; was buried on 23 Oct 1625 in St. Lawrence, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    He may have been a son of John and Elizabeth Nickerson of Norfolk.

    The Margaret Nickerson who married William Ward at St. Lawrence church in Norfolk, 29 May 1626, appears to have been this William Nickerson's widow, but not necessarily the mother of all his children.

    Children:
    1. 6. William Nickerson was born between 1607 and 1609 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died between 30 Aug 1689 and 8 Sep 1690 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  2. 14.  Nicholas Busby was born about 1582 in in or near Claxton, Norfolk, England (son of Nicholas Busby and Margaret); died on 28 Aug 1657 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a weaver. He may have been the Nicholas Busby who was a selectman in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1640 and 1644. Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England says "Nicholas Busby of Watertown came from Norwich in 1637, aged 50, with wife Bridget, aged 53, and four children." He definitely died in Boston, though.

    Nicholas married Bridget Cocke on 24 Jun 1605 in St. Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Bridget was born about 1584; died between 1 Jul 1660 and 3 Jul 1660 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 15.  Bridget Cocke was born about 1584; died between 1 Jul 1660 and 3 Jul 1660 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    She was possibly the unnamed daughter of Christopher Cocke and Ellen Wigman that was baptized at St. Mary Coslany between May and September 1582.

    William Emery Nickerson (citation details below) asserts that she was the daughter of Christopher Cocke and Margaret Allen whose marriage, 25 Jan 1579/80, is recorded in the same parish register as the 1605 marriage of Nicholas Busby and Bridget Cocke.

    Children:
    1. 7. Anne Busby was born before 2 Feb 1608 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died after 18 May 1686 in Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.