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Joseph Wise

Male - 1684


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  • Name Joseph Wise  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1684  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I27041  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2020 

    Family Mary Tompson,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1619,   d. 4 Aug 1693, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1641  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Mary Wise,   b. Bef 27 Feb 1650
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F16151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In the published Winthrop Papers we can trace the course of an early (and somewhat comical) cattle drive which took place in 1648, starting at the 'ranch' of John Winthrop Junior at Pequot (later New London), moving through Rhode Island and on to Roxbury. The correspondence includes two letters penned by Joseph Wise which show that he was literate, although not university educated. Before the cattle could be delivered to Wise for slaughter and sale, John Winthrop Senior, John Winthrop Junior and Roger Williams were all involved (Winthrop Papers 5:240, 242, 264 f., 270, 280, 341 f., 375; three unpublished letters from Joseph Wise to John Winthrop Junior, dated 19 March 1650/1. 12 Aug. 1654 and 1 Nov. 1654, are in the Winthrop Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston). Joseph Wise was clearly an important participant in the developing New England economy. For a broader picture of the cattle industry in southeastern New England in these early years, see Carl Bridenbaugh, Fat Mutton and Liberty of Conscience: Society in Rhode Island, 1636-1690, pp. 84-92, and Darret B. Rutman, 'Governor Winthrop's Garden Crop: The Significance of Agriculture in the Early Commerce of Massachusetts Bay" (William and Mary Quarterly, ser. 3, 20 [1963] 396-415)." ["Joseph Wise of Roxbury, Butcher," citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1853] Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and His Wife Frances Helen Miller by Mary Lovering Holman (vol. 1) and Winifred Lovering Holman (vol. 2). Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1948-1952.

    2. [S965] Randy A. West, "Alice Freeman, Wife of John Tompson of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, and of Robert Parke of Connecticut: New Information on Her Parents, Siblings, Children, and First Husband." The American Genealogist 87:209, January-April 2015.

    3. [S3715] Robert Charles Anderson, "Joseph Wise of Roxbury, Butcher." The American Genealogist 56:80, 1980.