Notes for Jane Lawrence:|
[for the Lawrence descent from Charlemagne see Greene, David L. "The Royal Ancestry of the Ipswich (Massachusetts) and Long Island Lawrence Families" The Genealogist v.10 no. 1(Apr 1989):3-30]
|280||i.||Thomas Giddings, born 1638 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 19 Jun 1681 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (1) Elizabeth; married (2) Mary Goodhue 23 Feb 1657/58 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts.|
|ii.||John Giddings, born Abt. 1639 in St. Albans, Hertford, England; died 03 Mar 1690/91 in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Sarah Alcock Abt. 1660; born 1642 in Kittery, York County, Maine; died 29 Dec 1711 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.|
Notes for John Giddings:|
"He had a commonage (says Felt) granted 1667; was a commoner, 1678 and a lieutenant of militia, and was deputy to General Court, 1653, 1654, 1655...."
Sarah also may have married Henry Herrick. Sarah is daughter of John Alcock and Elizabeth ______. Information is from Ralph L. Giddings, 721 Parkview Dr, Ft Collins, CO 80525, 12/95; he also supplied her husband and children. Cf Stone-Gregg Genealogy (Alicia Crane Williams, ed., Balt.: Gateway Press, 1987). John Alcock was in York, ME by 1639 when he was rent collector for Sir Ferdinando Gorges (- "Gen. Dict. of ME & NH," Noyes, Libby & Davis, 1972 reprint, p. 59). See "Hist. of York, ME." C. E. Banks, 1931, I:114-115.
Notes for Sarah Alcock:|
Sarah Alcock, a Housewife, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Alcock was born on the twenty-eighth day of December 1639, at Dedham, Massachusetts. She married her first husband John Giddings in 1660, at Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Sarah at the age of seventy-two died on the twenty-ninth day of December 1711, at Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Bibliography: The Giddings Family by Minot S. Giddings.
|iii.||James Giddings, born 1641; married Elizabeth Andrews; born 07 Mar 1651/52 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts.|
|iv.||Samuel Giddings, born 1645; married Hannah Martin.|
|v.||Abigail Giddings, born Abt. 1649; died 14 Nov 1713 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Samuel Dutch 12 Feb 1672/73 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; born Jun 1650; died 1712.|
|vi.||George Giddings, born Abt. 1650.|
|vii.||Joseph Collins Giddings, born Abt. 1650; died 31 Mar 1691; married Susanna Rindge 20 Jul 1671 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; born Abt. 1656 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|viii.||Mary Giddings, born Abt. 1658; died 1711; married Samuel Pearce.|
|i.||Joseph Hitchings, born Abt. 1637; died 31 Jul 1693 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts (Source: Lynn, Massachusetts Vital Records.); married Mary Edmonds 01 Sep 1657 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts (Source: Lynn, Massachusetts Vital Records.); born Abt. 1637; died Aft. 1693.|
Notes for Joseph Hitchings:|
Joseph died at Lynn on "the last of July 1693" (Lynn Vital Records) He married, as Joseph Hutchins at Lynn 1 SEptember 1657. Joseph died intestate and on 6 Nov 1693, Mary Hitchings, the administrator of the estate, with Daniel Hitchings of Lynn (Joseph's brother) posted bond. Witnesses were Stephen Sewall and John Blaney, Sr. (Essex Probate, 13400: Record Book 303:189)
According to Savage
HITCHENS, JOSEPH, Lynn, had Rebecca, b. 10 June 1662; Joseph, 3 Nov. 1664; Samuel, 10 Aug. 1666; Sarah, 30 Sept. 1671; Martha, 1674; Elizabeth 24 Oct. 1676; Elnathan, 1 Jan. 1679; and Ruth, 18 Mar. 1681.
File #: 13400
Name: Joseph Hitchens; Hitchings; Hitchins; Hichings; Hichens
File Date: 06 Nov 1693
Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Index, 1638-1840
|282||ii.||Daniel Hitchings, born 1632 in England; died 15 Apr 1731 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (1) Eleanor Unknown Abt. 1654; married (2) Sarah Cushman 07 Nov 1695 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.|
|284||i.||Thomas Smith, born 1648 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (1) Joanna Unknown 25 Oct 1671 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (2) Esther Morse 25 Oct 1675 in Newbury or Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|ii.||Sarah Smith, married John Newman 09 Nov 1664.|
|iii.||Samuel Smith, born 13 Oct 1641; died 31 May 1727; married Sarah Clark 07 Jan 1672/73 in Medfield, Massachusetts.|
|vi.||Rebecca Smith, married John Chapman; born 21 Apr 1651 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 19 Nov 1677.|
|i.||Benjamin Morse, born 04 Mar 1639/40; married Ruth Sawyer; born 16 Sep 1648 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1715.|
|ii.||Sarah Morse, born 01 May 1641 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 07 Dec 1711 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Amos Stickney; born Abt. 1635 in Frampton, Lincolnshire, England; died 29 Aug 1678 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.|
Notes for Sarah Morse:|
from the website http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rootsweb.com%2F%7Enwa%2F
Sarah Morse Stickney
Her Second Family
by Larry Kline
From Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Ma. , Vol. VIII,
1680-1683 and vol XI Sept 25, 1683 to Apr 20 1686.
After the death of her husband, Sarah (Morse) STICKNEY had one more child: Mary, born on Jan. 10, 1680. She married Daniel PETTENGILL on Nov 13, 1699, had four children, died on Mar 7, 1706/7.
Most of the genealogies of the STICKNEY and MORSE families ingnore Mary. Those that do include her provide her with a date of birth early enough to have been conceived prior to Amos STICKNEY's death. However, it would appear incontrovertible that Mary was not the daughter of Amos STICKNEY, but the identity of her actual father will probably never be known. The controversy surrounding the her identity makes a most interesting story.
In early 1681, the court records of Essex County disclose that Sarah STICKNY, widow, was ordered to be whipped for fornication, unless she pay a fine. Elizabeth Brown and Sarah Hayes testified that she had a child born in January of the preceding year. Sarah Haynes and her husband Jonathan (who would be frequent witnesses against Sarah) testified in a subsequent hearing that after Sarah STICKNEY came from court at Salem where she was fined she said that court did not regard the sin so long as they could get the money.
The foregoing court hearing was just the beginning, however. In the first quarter of 1682, Sarah, now age 40, sued John ATKINSON for slander and won. Shortly thereafter, however, John ATKINSON sued Sarah, also for slander, and he won!. The record of this latter case contains extracts of a great deal of testimony, both relevant and irrelevant to the issue. The following is a summary of the relevant testimony:
Sarah testified that John ATKINSON was the father of her child, and that she had previously concealed this because of his promise to maintain the child, which he failed to do.
A witness placed John at Sarah's home in October of 1681.
A witness testified that he, Samuel LOWELL and John ATKINSON Jr. were riding by Sarah's house in the autumn of 1681 when she said to Samuel LOWELL....."you rogue, yonder is your child under the tree, go take it up and see it." Samuel LOWELL replied that it was none of his.
Sarah's oldest son John testified that John ATKINSON came to his mother's house and asked her to let John get some wine for him. ATKINSON gave John some money and he went to Mrs. Ann White's and brough back a quart. They both drank freely, after which ATKINSON sent [John] to bed.
A witness testified that Jonathan HAYNES (a frequent witness against Sarah in these cases) said that the widow STICKNEY told him the child was not Samuel LOWELL's but another man's child in the town.
Two witnesses testified that Sarah came into Jonathan HAYNES house when John ATKINSON and his wife were there and asked said John if he was going to deny his child, whereupon John's wife called her an impudent baud. Then Sarah used such opprobrious, reproachful and reviling speeches that HAYNES told her to go out of the house but she would not depart. Then Goody ATKINSON stepped to Goody STICKNEY and clapt her hand in her face and said she would spit in the face of any such that would call her a baud: and spit at her.
Sarah said in a sworn statement that John ATKINSON called her out of her house, told her that the court was near and he was going to Boston. He gave her 30s in money and asked her to be true to him. Her son John confirmed that conversation and further testified that when ATKINSON came to their house, he asked John to put his horse out of sight. John also testified that after his mother's child was born ATKINSON came to see her, took the child in his arms and kiss it.
A witness testified that John ATKINSON's hired man plowed Sara's fields and sowed her rye.
A witness testified that she was with Sarah at the birth of her child and that [Sarah] told her that Samuel LOWELL was the father, and when he went away he said he would bring her whittles and clouts.
A witness testified that John ATKINSON paid him the money he owed him because he was afraid he would witness against him and as he said disgrace him and his family.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the court apparently found Sarah guilty of slander, after having previously found against John ATKINSON. But the two slander cases were not the end of the litigation concerning Sarah and John. In still another action in the first quarter of 1682, Sarah brought a paternity and maintenance suit against Joh. Whether there were fewer witness or if the court record does not repeat previous testimony and written statements is unclear. New relevant testimony in this case was:
A witness testified that Sarah told her that the child was Samuel LOWELL's and she would have had him marry her and carry her to the Providence, but he said he had no money. [Sarah] said she had money enough. He told her that he would be back from sea by the next Christmas and would then marry her.
Jonathan and Sarah Haynes deposed that Sarah never mentioned the name of John ATKINSON in connection with the child.
In this case, John ATKINSON asked to be tried by a jury. The jury found him guilty of fathering the child, and ordered him to pay 12 shillings for the jury, 8 pounds for the past maintenance of the child, and 2 shillings, 6 pence per week until further order of court.
However the litigious pair were far from finished. A little later in 1682, Sarah brought charges against John that he had struck her with his staff so that her child almost fell into the fire. William MORSE, age 67 (Sarah;'s uncle) and Joshua MORSE, age 27 (Sarah's youngest brother) testified that John ATKINSON had said he had struck Sarah. John was ordered to pay 26 shillings.
In May of 1682, the following entry appears in the court's records: John ATKINSON of Newbury, being the reputed father of Sarah
STICKNEY's last child, complained that he was hard put to it to pay all charges, and court ordered that half of his payments should
be in money and the other half provisions or clothing for the said child at money price.
In September of 1682, John ATKINSON again petitioned the court for relief. John's petition argued that two shillings, six pence per week was too much for him to pay? According to ye common valluation of yvissions in this time of ye great scarcity of money, we in ye Country account eight pounds in money, at sixteene in other pay, or at ye least twelve pounds. And ye 2s 6d at 5s in common pay, I cannot thinke it is ye mind of ye Court y ye whole maintenance of such such a child should bee put uppon a reputed father (it is euident it is hers, & therefore hath Just reason to bear halfe) whereby ye mainteance of such a child should arise to bee double w others pay.
John's petition further argued that Sarah had been in the same condition once before in widowhood and [she had] endeavored to accuse an innocent person, and that such an allowance might be a precedent to induce such persons to commit lewdness when by their accusation they can force on wealthy persons and get increased income, for such persons have little conscience; that he was innocent of the crime, and if he were obliged to pay the full amount he would have to go to prison, for he had a wife and nine children, and asked to be allowed to take the child away and not be kept a continual slave to her who hath injured me, and Impudently and scoffingly insulteth ouer me.
At this hearing, John was also allowed to present new testimony:
James Myrick aged about thirty years, testified that he was in a neightor's house next to Goody STICKNEY's when she invited hm into her house. When he started to go away he said it was a dark lowry night and he asked if he might stay all night. She said he might and then went to bed. On account of some discourse she had with him then, he left the house. She also told him that Samuel LOWELL frewuently stayed there and LOWELL said that their improper relations were no more a sin than to smoke a pipe of Tobacco in the street, for that was a breach of the law.
Jonathan and Sarah Haynes testified that the widow STICKNEY told them that she had make Jams Myrick believe that she would lay her child to him, but he asked to be cleared and that afterward at Frances Thurley's she talked with James and several men's names were mentioned. They agreed to draw lots and James was the first to name his broth ATKINSON, whose name was drawn.
The court ordered that for the future John ATKINSON be freed from the weekly allowance provided he find some meet place for the child at his own cost, approved by one or more of the magistrates of the court, but in no case was he to keep the child at his own house. Should Sarah not deliver the child to the place he provided, he was to be discharged of one-half of the former allowance and she was to maintain the child at her own cost. John ATKINSON chose John Mihele of Newbury to raise the child, and the choice was approved by Robert Pike.
Also in the records of this hearing appears the statement that the child was born on January 10, 1680, and that her name was Mary. She had been entered into the town records as Mary ATKINSON. Later that year, however: Court being informed that the clerk of the writs of Newbery had entered the bastard child of Sarah STICKNEY of Newbery in the records of births as the child of John ATKENSON, upon whom she charged it, although he did not own it, it was declared to be a high irregularity, and the clerk was ordered to appear at the next Ipswich court unless he give satisfaction to said ATKENSON before that time. The clerk was ordered to erase the entry from the book of records and cause it, if it be returned to the county records, to be altered or erased from those records.
In the fourth quarter of 1683, John was back before the court, again seeking relief from the two shilling, six pence weekly stipend. During this hearing a petition from John's wife Sarah was presented: [Sarah ATKINSON had] bin sorely troubled and perplexed by reason of the troubles falne upon my husband John ATKINSON wch have bin very chargeable & vexatious by reason of the imperious dealings of Sarah STICKNEY, who having gotten an advantage because of the unjust course of Law uses it with a great deale of rigor, threatening & scoffing, that mine & my childrens lives are wearisome to us, who cannot goe up and downe quietly, but meet with that wch is grievous to us.
A witness testified that on October 10, 1782, John demanded the child of Sarah, as per a writing under Major Pike's hand [presumably to be placed with John Mihele] but she refused.
The court ruled that John was to pay by 15 pence per week from October 10, 1682 to April 10, 1683, and was to be wholly cleared from any further allowance toward the child's maintenance. This case seems to have finally ended the court battles between John and Sarah.
Sarah married Stephen ACKERMAN on December 17, 1684. As Mary would name her first born son Ackerman, it is presumed that she was close to her step-father, who would also have acquired as many as eight other minor step-children as the result of his marriage to Sarah. There is also an indication that Sarah may have married a third time to Enoch Pierce.
Sarah died December 7, 1711 in Newbury.
Since it is not known beyond a doubt who the father of Mary was she is listed as the last child of Sarah MORSE and Amos STICKNEY. She will be listed with the surname of STICKNEY.
Notes for Amos Stickney:|
"...names two brothers in will dated 27 Aughst 1678..."
"(98)p22 lists all his children.
(98)p17:"...came with his father to Rowley, MA, and was given by him the trade of a weaver, which tradition says he learnt from John Pearson...soon after the completion of his trade estavlished himself at Newbury, an adjoining town, as a weaver, his father having (as stated in his will)"not only given him a trade, but some part of the estate toward his settling there"...on January 19, 1658, he bought land with house in Newbury (Essex deeds, 2:81) and again on 13 May 1663 (Essex deeds 58:149)..."Amos Stickney took oath of fidelity to his Commonwealth this 25 of ye 3 mo. 1669 before me Robert Pike, Com"...his will was dated 27 August 1678, two days before he died..."
|285||iii.||Esther Morse, born 03 May 1651 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 10 Jan 1730/31 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (1) Robert Holmes 26 Feb 1668/69 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; married (2) Thomas Smith 25 Oct 1675 in Newbury or Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.|
|iv.||Joshua Morse, born 24 Jul 1653 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Joanna Kimball Abt. 1680; born in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.|