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Joseph Tisdale

Male 1682 - 1739  (57 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joseph Tisdale was born in 1682 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Tisdale and Mary Leonard); died on 8 Aug 1739 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Joseph married Ruth Reed on 13 Mar 1707 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Ruth was born on 20 Feb 1685 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 8 Aug 1748 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Officiated by Major Thomas Leonard.

    Children:
    1. Bethiah Tisdale was born about 1710; died on 11 May 1759 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Tisdale was born in Mar 1656 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of John Tisdale and Sarah Walker); died in 1722 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1721

    Joseph married Mary Leonard on 16 Aug 1681. Mary (daughter of Capt. Thomas Leonard and Mary Watson) was born on 2 Aug 1663 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 1 Nov 1727. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Leonard was born on 2 Aug 1663 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Capt. Thomas Leonard and Mary Watson); died on 1 Nov 1727.
    Children:
    1. 1. Joseph Tisdale was born in 1682 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 8 Aug 1739 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Plain Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Tisdale was born about 1614 in England; died on 27 Jun 1675 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 3 Jun 1675, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He first appears in Plymouth colony records on 7 Jun 1636, when he charged Stephen Hopkins, who was by then assistant to the governor, with assaulting and injuring him. Hopkins was found at fault, fined £5, and ordered to pay 40s to Tisdale.

    According to Taunton records, he was killed by natives during the attack on Taunton, 27 Jun 1675, during King Philip's War. However, John Freeman wrote a letter dated 3 June 1675 saying that John Tisdale was one of three killed that morning.

    John married Sarah Walker. Sarah (daughter of (Unknown) Walker and (Unknown) Browne) was born about 1618 in England; died in Dec 1676 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sarah Walker was born about 1618 in England (daughter of (Unknown) Walker and (Unknown) Browne); died in Dec 1676 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Tisdale was born in Mar 1656 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died in 1722 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Capt. Thomas Leonard was born on 3 Aug 1641 (son of James Leonard and Jane Martin); died on 24 Nov 1713 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Neck o'Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 8 Aug 1641, St. Peter's, Kinver, Staffordshire, England
    • Alternate death: Between 29 Jan 1712 and 5 Feb 1714, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 24 Nov 1713, Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Beginning in 1683 he was for thirty years manager of the Ancient Iron Works of Taunton. He was also deputy from Taunton to the General Court of Plymouth Colony, 1680-86, 1689, 1690; to the General Court of Massachusetts, 1692-96, 1698, 1699; Judge of the Superior Court of Common Pleas of Bristol County, 1692-1713; and captain of the second company of Taunton militia, 1690.

    His birth is recorded in the 1928 printed Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, as "Leonard, Thomas, h. Mary Watson, Aug. 3, 1641," which is presumably why many online sites show him as having been born in Taunton. But we have no indication that his parents were in New England that early. And the abbreviation next to his listing in the published vital records reads "P. R. 37", which the volume's frontmatter tells us means that this date was taken from a "private record," which is to say, "the Thomas Leonard Bible as published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 32." That article, "Record from the Leonard Family Bible" (NEHGR 32:269, 1878), transcribes the line from the family Bible as merely "Thomas Leonard borne ye 3 of August 1641", with no indication of where he was born.

    A record exists for the baptism of "Thomas the sonne of James Leonard & Jane his wife" at St. Peter's, Kinver, Staffordshire on 8 Aug 1641. This is very plausibly our Thomas Leonard. Kinver was the site of multiple forges and water mills, and It's entirely plausible that Thomas's father James and his uncle Henry, both skilled ironworkers, were there in 1641, a time when royalists were attempting to destroy ironworks that might provide the parliamentarians with arms. Indeed, a book by W. D. John and Anne Simox, Pontypool & Usk Japanned Ware with the Early History of the Iron & Tinplate Industries at Pontypool (published 1953, rev. ed. 1966), quoted in the fourth edition of Ancestral Lines (citation details below), says that James and Henry Leonard left Staffordshire for New England in 1646, which dovetails nicely with the fact that our first firm record of James in New England is at Lynn in 1651.

    As a final piece of circumstantial but striking evidence, Kinver sits just across the River Stour from the small settlement of Whittington, which derived its name from the local Manor of Whittington. (Which, despite many local claims, had nothing to do with Dick Whittington.) In Taunton, James Leonard named his forge on the Mill River...the Whittington Iron Works.

    Thomas married Mary Watson on 21 Aug 1662 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of George Watson and Phoebe Hicks) was born about 1642 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 1 Dec 1723 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Neck o'Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Watson was born about 1642 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of George Watson and Phoebe Hicks); died on 1 Dec 1723 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Neck o'Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1641

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Leonard was born on 2 Aug 1663 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 1 Nov 1727.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  (Unknown) Walker was born in in England; died in in England.

    (Unknown) married (Unknown) Browne. (Unknown) was born in in England; died after 1646 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 11.  (Unknown) Browne was born in in England; died after 1646 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Known in colonial records only as the "Widow Walker."

    Children:
    1. 5. Sarah Walker was born about 1618 in England; died in Dec 1676 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  James Leonard was born about 1616 (son of Thomas Leonard and Elizabeth White); died before 5 Nov 1691.

    Notes:

    At Lynn in 1651; of Braintree, 1652, and settled the same year in Taunton. At each of these places he and his brother Henry established forges, the first in Plymouth colony.

    He was survived by a wife, Margaret, who was not the mother of his children.

    On 2 Feb 1733, Hannah (Leonard) Deane, a daughter of James Leonard and the wife of Isaac Deane (d. 1710), wrote down an account of several generations of her family, which she gave to her great-newphew Zephaniah Leonard (Stephen3, James2, James1) (1704-1776). An abstract of Hannah (Leonard) Deane's account was published in the The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 1853 ("Brief Memoirs", citation details below). Pertinent portions of the abstract are shown below:

    1st. Namely her Great Grandfather's name was Henry Leonard
    2nd. Her own Grandfather's name was Thomas Leonard
    3rd. Her Father's name was James Leonard
    Her Grandmother's name was White
    Her Mother's name was Martin

    James married Jane Martin. Jane died on 25 Feb 1664 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Jane Martin died on 25 Feb 1664 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 25 Feb 1674, Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Said variously to have been named Mary, Hannah, or Mary Jane. The record of her son Thomas's 1641 baptism at Kinver calls her Jane.

    Children:
    1. Abigail Leonard died after 12 Dec 1698.
    2. 6. Capt. Thomas Leonard was born on 3 Aug 1641; died on 24 Nov 1713 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Neck o'Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

  5. 14.  George Watson was born about 1602; died on 31 Jan 1689 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    George Watson (1602-1689) = Phoebe Hicks (1615-1653)
    Phebe Watson (1638-1682) = Jonathan Shaw (1631-1701)
    Jonathan Shaw (1663-1730) = Mehitable Pratt (1667-1712)
    Mehitable Shaw (1694-1764) = Zachariah Weston (1690-1762)
    James Weston (1723-1786) = Abigail Dunham (1720-1798)
    Abner Weston (1764-1844) = Sally Thurston (1772-1836)
    John Wheeler Weston (1799-1847) = Asenath Howe (b. 1798)
    Harding Weston (b. 1835) = Mary Wadsworth Parker (1838-1897)
    Isabel Weston (1860-1948) = Homer Loomis Pound (1858-1942)
    Ezra Pound [Ezra Weston Loomis Pound] (1885-1972)

    George married Phoebe Hicks before 1636. Phoebe (daughter of Robert Hicks and Margaret) was born before 15 Mar 1615; died on 22 May 1663 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Phoebe Hicks was born before 15 Mar 1615 (daughter of Robert Hicks and Margaret); died on 22 May 1663 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Mar 1615, St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England

    Children:
    1. Phebe Watson was born about 1638; died about 1682.
    2. 7. Mary Watson was born about 1642 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 1 Dec 1723 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Neck o'Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.