5310.Capt. WilliamHedge, born ca. 1612 in prob. Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, England; died 1670 in Yarmouth?, Massachusetts.He was the son of 10620. ElishaHedge and 10621. AnnWard. Notes for Capt. William Hedge: The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I-III byRobert C. Anderson NEHGS ONLINE (at http://www.newenglandancestors.org): WILLIAM HEDGES ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1633 FIRST RESIDENCE: Lynn REMOVES: Sandwich 1638, Yarmouth by 1643 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Lynn church prior to 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship. FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [MBCR 1:369]. Oath of fidelity at Sandwich, 1639 (as "Mr. Will[ia]m Edge") [PCR 8:184]. EDUCATION: Signed his will. OFFICES: Essex petit jury, 27 March 1638 [EQC 1:7]. Chosen Yarmouth constable, 4 June 1650 [PCR 2:153]. Committee to lay out highway from Sandwich to Plymouth, 24 February 1652[/3] [PCR 3:61-62]. Plymouth grand jury, 7 June 1659 [PCR 3:162]. Coroner's jury, October 1659 [PCR 3:172]. In Yarmouth section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms (as "Will[ia]m Edge") [PCR 8:194]. "Mr. Will[i]am Hedge" chosen ensign of the Yarmouth military company [PCR 3:38]. Ordered to exercise military company at Yarmouth, 7 August 1655 [PCR 3:87]. "Ensign Will[i]am Hedge" appointed to colony council of war, 2 October 1658 [PCR 3:153]. Appointed captain of the military company of Yarmouth, 2 August 1659 [PCR 3:169], and again on 3 June 1662 [PCR 4:15]. ESTATE: On 16 April 1640 "Mr. Edge" received fourteen acres in the court-ordered division of meadow at Sandwich [PCR 1:149]. On 29 August 1643 concerning "the difference betwixt Mr. Hedge and Richard Hore, of Yarmouth, for the meadow ground at Yarmouth, first given to the church there, the Court doth order that the said six acres shall so remain to the church according to the first grant, and that Mr. Hedge may take his remedy against him or them that sold him the same, being formerly disposed of to the church as aforesaid" [PCR 2:62]. In his will, dated 30 June 1670 and proved 11 August 1670, "William Hedge Senior in Yarmouth ... being weak of body" bequeathed to "my beloved son Abraham Hedge this now my dwelling house with all the household stuff ... and all my land that belongeth to my dwelling house, and also all my lands, both upland and meadow that I have in the Prime Field"; to "my beloved son Elisha Hedge my neck of land and meadows belonging thereunto provided that he pay his brother, my son William, £5"; to "my beloved son William £40 in debts and my best suit of clothes and my best hat"; to "my beloved son John £50 and my next suit of clothes and my brass musket and my rapier and belt and two mares and two colts"; to "my beloved son Elemuell £50 and two mares and two colts"; to "my beloved daughter Sarah Mathews" £5; to "my beloved daughter Elizabeth Barnes" £5; to "my beloved daughter Mary Sturgis" £40; to "my beloved daughter Marcye" £50; "to my beloved sister Brookes £30 that is of mine in Virginia that is due to me from Brother Brookes, deceased, likewise it is my mind and will that my sister Brookes shall have her livelihood amongst my children so long as she continues a widow"; "my beloved son Elisha" sole executor; "my beloved friends Mr. Thomas Thornton, Mr. Edmond Hawes and Richard Tayler" overseers; "whereas Blanch, my wife, hath dealt falsely with me in the covenant of marriage in departing from me, therefore I do in this my last will ... give her 12d. and also what I have received of hers my will is shall be returned to her again" [MD 18:252, citing PCPR 3:20]. Administration on the estate of "Captain Will[i]am Hedge lately deceased" was granted to Elisha Hedge on 11 August 1670 [PCR 5:47]. The inventory of the estate of "Captain William Hedge of Yarmouth late deceased" was taken 15 July 1670 and totalled £487 16s., including no real estate [MD 18:252, citing PCPR 3:21]. BIRTH: About 1612, son of Elisha and Ann (Ward) Hedge (his parents married Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, 12 July 1610 [NEHGR 111:319] and the immigrant was admitted to freemanship on 14 May 1634). DEATH: Yarmouth between 30 June 1670 (date of will) and 5 July 1670 (court order to bring in will and inventory [PCR 5:43]). MARRIAGE: (1) By about 1640 _____ _____; she died after about 1658 and by about 1667. (2) After 1667 Blanche (_____) Hull, widow of Tristram Hull; she deserted him before 30 June 1670. CHILDREN: With first wife iABRAHAM, b. say 1640; named in father's will, 30 June 1670; sued by Francis Baker, 27 October 1680 [PCR 7:230; see also PCR 5:111]; no further record. iiELISHA, b. about 1642 (d. Yarmouth 17 May 1732 "in his 91st year" [YarVR 809]); m. by 1666 Mary _____ (eldest child b. 30 November 1666 [YarVR 6]). (Mary is said to be daughter of Edward Sturgis, but see COMMENTS below.) iiiSARAH, b. say 1645; m. by about 1668 James Matthews (although the birth dates of his children, and therefore his approximate marriage date, are quite uncertain). ivELIZABETH, b. Yarmouth 21 May 1647 [PCR 8:3]; m. Plymouth 4 January 1665[/6] Jonathan Barnes [PCR 8:31], son of JOHN BARNES . vMARY, b. Yarmouth 24 [February?] 1648[/9?] [PCR 8:7]; m. (1) by about 1667 Samuel Sturges; m. (2) Yarmouth 1 October 1679 as his third wife John Coggeshall [YarVR 17], son of JOHN COGGESHALL . Mary died Newport 22 August 1731 in her 83rd year. viWILLIAM, b. say 1651; m. by 1682/3 Elizabeth _____. (Elizabeth is said to be daughter of Edward Sturgis, but see COMMENTS below.) viiJOHN, b. say 1653; named in father's will, 30 June 1670; no further record. viiiLEMUEL, b. say 1655; named in father's will, 30 June 1670; no further record. ixMERCY, b. say 1658; on 4 July 1673 Plymouth court authorized Lt. Thomas Howes of Yarmouth as guardian of "Marcye Hedge" [PCPR 5:124]; no further record. (Some sources state that Mercy married first Elkanah Watson and second John Freeman. In 1935 George Ernest Bowman demonstrated that the widow of Elkanah Watson did marry John Freeman, but he could find no evidence that she was Mercy Hedges [MD 33:100-14].) ASSOCIATIONS: Sister Brooks, mentioned in his will, is not otherwise named in Yarmouth records, but may be the "Rebecca Hedge, daughter of the said Elisha," named in the will of Elisha's father, Thomas Hedge, citizen and merchant tailor of London [Waters 140-42]. The marriage at Boston on 20 December 1657 of Tristram Hedges and Anne Nickerson is an intriguing one [BVR 62]. William Hedges did not have a son Tristram, but his second wife was widow of Tristram Hull. Although the marriage took place in Boston, Anne Nickerson was daughter of William Nickerson of Chatham, and therefore a near neighbor of William Hedges on Cape Cod. This conjunction of names may be mere coincidence, but deserves further investigation. Several of the marriages of the children of William Hedges are difficult to substantiate, and this is in part a consequence of the connections with the Sturgis family, which is very poorly documented. In his will William Hedges named a daughter Mary Sturgis, and she is identified as wife of Samuel Sturgis principally because there is no other available Sturgis with wife Mary; in addition, Mr. Elisha Hedge is one of those who was supposed to assist the widow Mary Sturgis in settling the estate of Samuel Sturgis [PCR 5:160]. Most sources claim that Elisha and William Hedges married Mary and Elizabeth Sturgis, but there is no direct evidence for this, and the known marriage of Mary Sturgis to one of the sons of Edward Sturgis is sufficient to explain other associations between the two families [Roger Faxton Sturgis, Edward Sturgis of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1613-1695 and His Descendants (Boston 1914), pp. 10-18]. COMMENTS: Pope has assigned the 1634 record of freemanship to William Hedges of Taunton, but this was a different man, who was made free in Plymouth Colony on 5 June 1651 [PCR 2:141, 167]. William of Sandwich and Yarmouth was consistently called "Mr.," while William of Taunton was not. On 28 March 1637 in Essex Quarter Court, "Wm. Hedg" had a suit against Ensign Walker and Mr. Edward Tomlins [EQC 1:5], both of the latter being early settlers of Lynn. Savage includes this note in his account of William Hedge: "A soldier in the Pequot war, with this surname, whose name of baptism is not found, either in Vincent, Underhill, or Mason, the narrators, who served with him, is very well mentioned and the first writer (who probably spoke with confidence), calls him a gentleman of Northamptonshire" [Savage 2:400]. All the particulars of this description fit William Hedges of Lynn, Sandwich and Yarmouth. On 5 November 1638 "William Edge, gent.," assigned to Thomas Prence "all his right and interest in the service of Rob[er]t Wickson [PCR 1:102]. On 4 December 1638 "Mr. Hedge" was one of eleven Sandwich men pre~sented at Plymouth court "for keeping swine unringed" [PCR 1:107]. On 6 March 1648/9 "Mr. William Hedge, of the town of Yarmouth," was presented for "letting an Indian have a gun, and powder, and shot," and "the wife of Mr. Hedge, of Yarmouth," was presented "for receiving of stolen goods" [PCR 2:137]. On 6 March 1649/50 "Mr. William Hedge, of Yarmouth," successfully sued Robert Nash of Boston [PCR 7:47]. On 5 October 1652 "William Hedge, of Yarmouth," was presented "for selling wine and strong waters without license" [PCR 3:17]. On 2 October 1658 "Mr. Will[i]am Hedge being presented for threatening to have the blood of Edward Sturgis, upon some small difference betwixt them, the Court do censure him to pay to the country's use the sum of ten shillings" [PCR 3:150]. On 9 August 1662 "Mr. Hedge" brought into Yarmouth "about fifteen gallons of liquors, ten pounds of powder, and half an hundred of lead," and on 19 September he brought in another ten gallons of liquor [PCR 4:28]. He imported more liquor and ammunition in 1663 [PCR 4:52]. On 6 April 1674 "Quachattasett, sachem of Manomett [Chatham]," sold to "Will Hedge or Webaquequan of Koomasabunkawitt" land at Breakheart Hill [PCR 12:226-27]; the grantee may have assumed the name of Mr. William Hedge of Yarmouth. Abstract of The Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth as communicated by Mr. Justin Winsor, NEHGR, 1853, Vol 7, pg 235: WM HEDGE, (Yarmouth) Will. To sons Abraham, Elisha, William, John, Elemuel; to daughters Sarah Matthews, Elizabeth Barnes, Mary Sturgis, and Mercy Hedge; to sister and brother Brooks. His wife Blanch "had dealt falsely with him in the covenant of marriage, and departed from him." He gave her 12d. 30 June 1670 Witnesses: Mathew Fuller, John Gray, John Davis. Inventory 487 pounds 16. 0. More About Capt. William Hedge: Emigration: 1633 Issue: 9 children Misc: (1) ???, (2) Blanche,widow of Tristam Hull Residence: 1634, of Lynn, Massachusetts Source 1: 1957, Anc. of Wm.Hedge NEHGR 111:319 Source 2: 1914, FTM CD194, Hedge, CC LIB V1, pg 736 Source 3: 1864, Watson, NEHGR 18:365 Source 4: 1853, Plym. Wills, NEHGR 7:235 Source 5: FTM CD113, Virkus, pg 7656 Source 6: Grt.Mig. (Wm.Hedge) NEHGS ONLINE Vol. I-III Will: August 30, 1670, Will (see notes) Child of Capt. William Hedge is:
Mercy Hedge, born ca. 1658; died September 26, 1721 in Harwich, Massachusetts; married (1) Capt. Elkanah Watson Bet. 1676 - 1677 in Plymouth, Massachusetts; married (2) John Freeman Bef. July 1698.
5320.JohnGlass, born ca. 1555 in of Taunton, Somerset, England; died Unknown.He married 5321. JoaneDixson July 6, 1579. 5321.JoaneDixson, born ca. 1560 in of Taunton, Somerset, England; died 1631 in Dulverton, Somerset, England. More About John Glass: Source 1: 1957, Early Cogans,Eng.&Amer.,NEHGR 111:172 More About Joane Dixson: Source 1: 1957, Early Cogans,Eng.&Amer.,NEHGR 111:172 Will: 1631, Probated Child of John Glass and Joane Dixson is:
James Glass, born ca. 1593 in of Taunton, Somerset, England; died ca. 1639 in Taunton, Somerset, England; married Mary Cogan January 24, 1613/14 in St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton, Somerset, England.
5322.HenryCogan, born ca. 1566 in Taunton, Somerset, England; died 1612 in Taunton, Somerset, England.He was the son of 10644. HenryCogan and 10645. ElizabethCarye.He married 5323. JoaneBoridge November 30, 1590 in St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton, Somerset, England. 5323.JoaneBoridge, born ca. 1570 in of Taunton, Somerset, England; died Aft. 1613. Notes for Henry Cogan: Early Cogans English and American, by George E. McCracken, Ph.D., F.A.S.G., of Drake Univ., Des Moines, Iowa, NEHGR, 1957, Vol 111, pg 169-170: Gen. D2. HENRY COGAN, father and grandfather of emigrants form England to America, may have been son to Henryh Cogan who m. in Chedzoy, 1 July 1565, Elizabeth Carye. His own baptism has not been found. He married at the Church of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton, co. Somerset, 30 Nov 1590, Joane Boridge, of whose antecedents nothing is known. Henry Cogan was buried from the same church 1 Dec. 1612. His will describes him as a clothier, of Taunton, and is dated 27 Nov. 1612, probated 29 June 1613 (PCC 52 Capell: it has been searched for at Taunton and not found--see The Register, 68:62). The will is curious; the sum of 10 pounds is left to each of the six daughters (Johane, Judith, Mary, Elizabeth, Anne and Frances), to be paid at their respective marriages, and if any marry without consent of their mother, they are to lose their shares for five years. Of the sons, only John is mentioned, and he is to have merely three pairs of loambes (gloves) furnished with fleece "and such like things as belong unto them", and this only the day of his marriage. Since the marriage is still in the future (it actually took place on 26 June 1615), there can be no question of a previous marriage settlement. If John is already in business and, upon embarking in the mercantile world, has gotten his patrimony in advance, then the omission of Richard, bapt. 17 Jan. 1602/3 and of Henry, bapt. 6 Apr. 1607, is certainly odd. It cannot be argued that Richard has died vita patris, for his burial took place 6 Sept. 1620, and we have good reason to suppose that Henry was still alive in 1612 and for many years after. John might have been his father's partner, but the other sons were too young for that. Moreover, had there been a partnership, we should probably have heard of it in the will. The wife Johane is named executrix and residuary legatee; Richard Savidge and Jasper Chapline, friends of testator, are named overseers, each to have 12d. This Henry Cogan was not a wealthy man. Children (all baptisms and weddings at St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton): i. Johane, b. ca. 1591, eldest dau. in 1612; m. 13 Apr. 1618, in a double wedding with her sister Judith, William Durston; no trace of this family in America. ii. John, bapt. 16 Apr. 1593. iii. Judith, bapt. 13 June 1594. iv. Mary (Marie), bapt 22 Nov. 1595. v. Elizabeth, bapt. 13 Ma. 1597/8; living when mentioned in father's will in 1612; no marriage found in Taunton; bur. there 17 Apr. 1615. vi. Jane, bapt. 25 Mar. 1599; not mentioned in father's will in 1612; burial record not found in Taunton. vii. Grace, bapt. 9 Oct. 1600; not mentioned in father's will, 1612; burial record not found in Taunton. viii.Richard, bapt. 17 Jan. 1602/3; bur. in Taunton 6 Sept. 1620, not mentioned in father's will, 1612. ix. Marion, bapt. 10 Aug. 1603; called "Ann" in father's will, 1612, and bur. in Taunton 6 Sept. 1614. x. Frances, bapt. 24 Feb. 1615/6. xi. Henry, bapt. 6 April 1607. More About Henry Cogan: Burial: December 1, 1612, St. Magdalen, Taunton, Somerset, England Occupation: clothier of Taunton Source 1: 1957, Early Cogans,Eng.&Amer.,NEHGR 111:169-170 Will: November 27, 1612, Dated, probated-29 June 1613 More About Joane Boridge: Source 1: 1957, Early Cogans,Eng.&Amer.,NEHGR 111:169 Children of Henry Cogan and Joane Boridge are:
Judith Cogan, born ca. 1594 in Taunton, Somerset, England; died February 6, 1661/62 in Plymouth, Massachusetts; married Giles Rickard January 7, 1623/24 in West Hatch, Somerset, England; born ca. 1592 in England; died December 12, 1690 in Massachusetts.
More About Judith Cogan: Bp/Chr: June 13, 1594, St.Mary Magdalen,Taunton,Somerset,Eng. Misc.: April 13, 1618, m. (1) William Kinge who d. 1619 Source 1: 1957, Early Cogans,Eng.&Amer.,NEHGR 111:172
More About Giles Rickard: Misc: May 20, 1662, m. (2) Joan Tilson Occupation: Weaver Source 1: 1957, Early Cogans,Eng.&Amer.,NEHGR 111:172 Source 2: Grt.Mig. (Wm.Pontus) NEHGS ONLINE Vol I-III