Hi Al, My name is Adella Hayward and I have some info about Christopher Strout's parents. My maiden name by the way is Strout and I am the 10th. generation out of The decendant of Christopher Strout. My link comes from Christopher's son Joeseph 2 Strout.Here is my info----
Recent research( at Truto, County Cornwall, England in Sep 1986 by Katharine (Dickson) Brown suggests that Christopher 1 Strout came from Elgoshayle parish/town, near truro, County Cornwall. The following extract from Library in Truro, International Genealogical Index microfiche sheet #A0217 may refer to Christopher 1 Strout of Truro, Cape Cod, MA; James Strowe(sic) Anthony Strowe (sic) son of James Strowe (sic) christened Egloshayle 22 Aug 1602. Anthony married Mary Olyver in Egloshayle 23 Jun 1631. Christopher Strout, son of Anthony Strout and Mary christened Egloshayle 12 Sep 1631. Christopher Strout married ____________. Anthony Strout, son of Christopher, christened Egloshayle 25 May 1657. Anthony Strout, son of Christopher, christened Egloshayle 6 Oct 1664. Digory Strout, son of Christopher, christened Egloshayle 13 Jan 1666.
It is possible that Christopher 1 Strout of Cape Cod was much older than Sarah Picke, married in 1680. If he were 49 years old when he married Sarah, then he was about 84 years old when he died ca 1715. Sarah could have been a second wife.Married: (2?)(1) on Dec 1680 at Marblehead (v/r), Sarah Picke, daughter of George & Sarah (________) Picke of Marblehead. George Picke came to Massachusetts prior to 5 Dec 1663 for on that date he purchased of Samuel Pondy of Marblehead, fisherman and his wife Anna, one end of a dwelling house in which said Pondy lived, In the deed he gives his occupation as fisherman. The name George Picke as recorded on a town list, 1674, when Marblehead's inhabitants had "increased to such an extent" that there were 114 householders; at a meeting held during this year it was voted that " all these 15 or 16 houses build in Marblehead before ye year 1660 shall be allowed one cows common and a half". In Salem Quarterly Court will 9 Oct 1678-29 Nov 1679, Sarah Picke is witness to Ann Condy's will. Ann gives Sarah two porringers. Sarah married (2)(2) before 25 Oct 1716 Joesph Collins of Eastham. He died there ca 1723. She died at Cape Elizabeth and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland, in a lot with her son Christopher. (much of above based on original research by Dr. Leonard F. Tibbetts of South Yarmouth, MA).
Misc: He Settled in that part of Eastham which was set off as Truro in 1709. (As he apparently originated from Truro, County Cornwall, perhaps he was instrumental in the naming of the new town, Truro, MA in 1709). One tradition states that he was shipwrecked in this country and stayed. He was in fishing business and some of his sons were known as "whale fishermen". His widow petitioned the Barnstable County Probate Court for adminstration of his estate on 9 Jul 1714, Barnstable County Probate Court records contain a document in the estate of Christopher 1 Strout identifying his widow on 25 Oct 1716, as "Sarah Collins, late Sarah Strought, Administrix to ye Estate of Christopher Strout, late of Cape Cod in Said County, now deceased and now wife to Joseph Collins of Eastham in ye County of Barnstable".
I hope this info helps you I got it from Capt. Tom Morse , perhaps he could help you even more. I see that he posts messages here. His e-mail is email@example.com or his address is P.O. Box 203-- Castine, ME 04421 His telephone # is 207-326-8856
E-mail me any time firstname.lastname@example.org Adella Hayward 3310 W. Susan Lane Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-9954 Telephone #
Hope to hear from you am interested in which link to the Strout's decendants you are.Sincerely Adella