Silence Bowers[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]

Female - 1677


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  • Born
    • Father: George Bowers
      Mother: Barbara _____
    History birth to say 1670  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History say 1670 to death  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Nov 1677  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17
    Full Review Completed 27 Nov 2019 
    In Silence's marriage to Nicholas Rockwood, her surname is given as Duntling. Most authors have given up on discovering this family. Will diligent use of a search through many books keying on Silence, I discovered her maiden name was Bowers, and she had been previously married to Elnathan Dunkley. How the name got change in the records is anybody's guess. On the town marriage record there appears to be an extra "n". The Church Marriage Record resolves the issue.

    I may be wrong, but all available evidence points to this conclusion. 
    Person ID I19926 
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2019 

    Family 1 Elnathan Dunkley,   d. 17 Feb 1670, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 18
    Married 14 Oct 1656  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 18
    • Issue:
      1. Ruth Dunkley (1661/02-____)
      2. Elnathan Dunkley (1665-____)
      3. son Dunkley (1665-____)
      2. Daniel Dunkley (1666-____)
      3. David Dunkley (1667-____)
      5. Hannah Dunkley (1668-____)
      6. Nathaniel Dunkely (1669-____)
      [8, 18]
    • Their marriage date was recorded as 14 (10) 1656. [18]
    Marriage Record of Elnathan Dunkley and Silence Bowers
    Marriage Record of Elnathan Dunkley and Silence Bowers
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F8050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nicholas Rockwood,   b. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1680/01, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17
    Married 25 May 1675  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10, 12, 14, 17
    Marriage Record of Nicholas Rockwood and Silence Dunklney
    Marriage Record of Nicholas Rockwood and Silence Dunklney
    Church Marriage Record of Nicholas Rockett and Silence Dunkling
    Church Marriage Record of Nicholas Rockett and Silence Dunkling
    Notes 
    • MacKenzie (1966) gives their marriage date as 1677. [10]
    Children 
     1. Isacc Rocket,   b. 22 Jul 1677, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1677, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsHistory - birth to say 1670 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1656 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - say 1670 to death - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 May 1675 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1677 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2001] ----------- Primary Sources -------------.

    2. [S1665] Medfield Marriage Book, (manuscript).
      Church Marriage Record of Nicholas Rockett and Silence Dunkling

    3. [S1666] Medfield, Massachusetts Vital Records, (Medfield, Massachusetts: manuscript).
      Marriage Record of Nicholas Rockwood and Silence Dunklney

    4. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    5. [S520] Flagg, Charles Allcott. The Descendants of Eleazer Flagg and his wife, Huldah Chandler of Grafton, Mass. , (Boston: The Press of D. Clapp & Son, 1903).

    6. [S1662] Flagg, Charles Allcott. The Descendants of Benjamin Rockwood, Sr., of Grafton, Mass., With Some Account of His Ancestry and the Early Rockwoods in Massachusetts, (Washington, D. C.: Gibson Brothers, 1905).

    7. [S1663] Gates, Frederick T. Our American Ancestry, (New York: J. J. Little and Ives Company, 1928).

    8. [S960] Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts volume 1: Births and Baptisms, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

    9. [S95] Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts volume 3: Marriages, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

    10. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    11. [S81] Morse, Abner. A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans volume I, (Boston: Abner Morse, 1857).

    12. [S82] Tilden, William S. History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 , (Boston: George H. Ellis, Printers, 1887).

    13. [S2003] ------------- Tertiary Sources -------------.

    14. [S142] Bunce, Bonnie. Email: 1998-07-02 "Rockwood/Rocket, Braintree Medfield, Mass. ca. 1620-1763" , (Email message from bbunce (at) idcomm.com, 2 July 1998).

    15. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    16. [S91] Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriage Prior to 1700, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).

    17. [S93] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

    18. [S1664] Hill, Don Gleason. The Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Dedham Volume 1 1635-1845, (Dedham, Massachusetts: Dedham Transcript Press, 1886).



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