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Ralph Leigh

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ralph Leigh died on 6 Nov 1509; was buried in Lambeth, Surrey, England.

    Notes:

    Under sheriff of London.

    Ralph married Joyce Culpeper before 1492. Joyce (daughter of Richard Culpepper and Isabel Worsley) was born about 1480; died after 1527. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Isabel Leigh  Descendancy chart to this point died on 16 Feb 1573.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isabel Leigh Descendancy chart to this point (1.Ralph1) died on 16 Feb 1573.

    Notes:

    She was subsequently married to James Stumpe (d. 1563) and then Thomas Stafford. Over the decades she sold off most of her first husband's property in order that she and her husbands could maintain the extravagant lifestyle to which she had become accustomed at the court of Henry VIII.

    Isabel married Edward Baynton about 18 Jan 1532. Edward (son of John Baynton and Joan Digges) was born about 1480 in of Bromham, Wiltshire, England; died on 27 Nov 1544. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Henry Baynton  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1536 in of Edington, Wiltshire, England; died after 1594.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Henry Baynton Descendancy chart to this point (2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born about 1536 in of Edington, Wiltshire, England; died after 1594.

    Notes:

    MP for Malmesbury, 1572; Devizes, 1584 and 1586; Old Sarum, 1589, and possibly Devizes again in 1593.

    "In 1593 he succeeded his mother to the site and demesnes of the monastery of Edington, Wiltshire. He so despoiled the house there, that the Marquess of Wiltshire alleged that £1000 would not repair it." [Royal Ancestry, citation details below.]

    Family/Spouse: Anne Cavendish. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Ferdinando Baynton  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 28 May 1566; died after 1622.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Ferdinando Baynton Descendancy chart to this point (3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born before 28 May 1566; died after 1622.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 28 May 1566, Bromham, Wiltshire, England

    Notes:

    His wife's grandfather, William Weare alias, innkeeper of Salisbury, left to her all his lands and tenements in Salisbury, by which means Ferdinando Baynton became an innkeeper himself. Observed Walter Goodwin Davis (citation details below), "As the third son of a fourth son of his grandfather, Sir Edward Baynton, Ferdinando would have expcted no share in his family's great wealth and it seems obvious that he got none."

    Ferdinando married Jane Weare alias Browne about 1598. Jane (daughter of John Weare alias Browne) died after 1629. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Anne Baynton  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Sep 1602; died between 14 Mar 1679 and 21 May 1679 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Anne Baynton Descendancy chart to this point (4.Ferdinando4, 3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born on 23 Sep 1602; died between 14 Mar 1679 and 21 May 1679 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 23 Sep 1602
    • Baptised: 30 Dec 1602, St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

    Notes:

    One of TWK's eleven "gateway ancestors."

    "Because in all probability no other seventeenth-century English emigrant to America had so many close kinsmen of high rank as Anne possessed, they are partially listed here, at the risk of repetition. Through her great-aunt Bridget Baynton, Anne was the second cousin of the Countess of Suffolk, the Countess of Lincoln and the Countess of Rutland, and the second cousin, once removed, of the Duchess of Buckingham. Through her great-grandfather Sir William Cavendish, she was a great-niece of the Earl of Devonshire, the Countess of Shrewsbury and the Countess of Lennox, and the first cousin, once removed, of Lady Arabella Stuart, the Duke of Newcastle and the Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull. This constitutes an outstanding example of the fluidity of English society, a fluidity which would have been almost impossible in the caste systems of the European continent." [Walter Goodwin Davis, citation details below.]

    Davis is probably right that "no other seventeenth-century English emigrant to America had so many close kinsmen of high rank as Anne possessed", although Mary Launce (ancestor of AP) was probably competitive. Meanwhile, gateway ancestor Elizabeth St. John (ancestor of JTS) was probably the emigrant most closely related to contemporary English royalty, being a half fifth cousin once removed to Charles I. Anne Baynton was a sixth cousin once removed to that particular monarch, through common ancestors Richard Wydevill and Joan Bittlesgate.

    "In 1664 [...] Anne, wrote Lord Clarendon in England requesting help restoring a wine license formerly granted to her father." [Royal Ancestry, citation details below]

    Anne married Christopher Batt on 12 Oct 1629 in St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Christopher (son of Thomas Batt and Joane Byley) was born before 6 Jul 1601; died on 10 Aug 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Anne Batt  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1 Aug 1630; died on 3 Oct 1688 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 7. Jane Batt  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Dec 1631; died on 1 Jan 1710 in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Anne Batt Descendancy chart to this point (5.Anne5, 4.Ferdinando4, 3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born before 1 Aug 1630; died on 3 Oct 1688 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Aug 1630, St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

    Anne married Edmund Angier on 12 Jun 1657. Edmund was born before 31 Mar 1610; died on 4 Mar 1692 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Elizabeth Angier  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 22 Sep 1667.

  2. 7.  Jane Batt Descendancy chart to this point (5.Anne5, 4.Ferdinando4, 3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born in Dec 1631; died on 1 Jan 1710 in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Dec 1631, St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

    Jane married Dr. Peter Toppan on 3 Apr 1661 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Peter (son of Abraham Toppan and Susanna Taylor) was born in Aug 1633; died on 3 Nov 1707 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Samuel Toppan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Jun 1670 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 30 Oct 1750 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 8.  Elizabeth Angier Descendancy chart to this point (6.Anne6, 5.Anne5, 4.Ferdinando4, 3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born before 22 Sep 1667.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 22 Sep 1667, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Elizabeth married Jonathan Pierpont on 29 Oct 1691. Jonathan died on 2 Jun 1709 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Sarah Pierpont  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 9.  Samuel Toppan Descendancy chart to this point (7.Jane6, 5.Anne5, 4.Ferdinando4, 3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born on 5 Jun 1670 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 30 Oct 1750 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Abigail Wigglesworth on 23 Dec 1700 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Rev. Michael Wigglesworth and Martha Mudge) was born on 20 Mar 1681 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Jan 1771 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Rev. Benjamin Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Feb 1721 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 6 May 1790 in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burial Ground, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 8

  1. 10.  Sarah Pierpont Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elizabeth7, 6.Anne6, 5.Anne5, 4.Ferdinando4, 3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1)

    Family/Spouse: Enoch Sawyer. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Sarah Sawyer  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 11.  Rev. Benjamin Tappan Descendancy chart to this point (9.Samuel7, 7.Jane6, 5.Anne5, 4.Ferdinando4, 3.Henry3, 2.Isabel2, 1.Ralph1) was born on 28 Feb 1721 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 6 May 1790 in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burial Ground, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 28 Feb 1720, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Also spelled Toppan. Graduated Harvard in 1742, taught school in Haverhill, and was ordained and installed as pastor over the Congregational Church in Manchester in December of 1745, a position he held until his death forty-five years later.

    Benjamin married Elizabeth Marsh on 5 Oct 1746. Elizabeth (daughter of David Marsh and Mary Moody) was born on 29 Jun 1723 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Sep 1807 in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Benjamin Tappan  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Oct 1747 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 29 Jan 1831 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.