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Dorcas French

Female Bef 1614 - 1697  (> 83 years)


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  • Name Dorcas French 
    Born Bef 31 Jul 1614  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 31 Jul 1614  Assington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 30 Dec 1697  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I23247  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2021 

    Father Thomas French,   b. Bef 11 Oct 1584,   d. Bef 5 Nov 1639, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 55 years) 
    Mother Susan Riddlesdale,   b. Bef 20 Apr 1584,   d. Aug 1658, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1608  Assington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F11657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christopher Peake,   b. Abt 1612,   d. 23 May 1666, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1637  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Jonathan Peake,   b. 17 Dec 1637, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She was a maidservant to John Winthrop the elder. Her younger sister Susan, with whom she arrived in New England in 1633 or 1634, was a servant in the family of John Winthrop Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1889] The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass., and Their Ancestors and Descendants by John William Linzee. Boston, 1913.

    2. [S5870] Melinde Lutz Byrne and John Edward Hardy, "Three French Daughters and Their Husbands: Three Unrecorded Marriages from Early Massachusetts, Amy (French) Gage, Susan (French) Kingsbury, and Anne (French) Hardy." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 175:104, 2021.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    4. [S92] John B. Threlfall, "Thomas French of Assington, Suffolk, England, and Ipswich, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 142:250, 1988, and correction at 142:393, 1988.

    5. [S933] Fifty Great Migration Colonists of New England and Their Origins by John Brooks Threlfall. Madison, Wisconsin, 1990.

    6. [S1923] John Brooks Threlfall, "John Wyatt of Ipswich, Massachusetts and His Wife Mary (_____) Riddlesdale." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 143:213, July 1989.

    7. [S2005] The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Topsfield, Massachusetts by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959.

    8. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945.