Nicholas Rockwood[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

Male Abt 1628 - 1701  (~ 73 years)


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  • Born Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • He is the seventh in decent from Roger Rokewood of Euston, Suffolk, England. [7]
    History say 1635  Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History 1640  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1640, he was recorded as living in Dedham, Massachusetts.
    History say 1642 - 1650  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History 1650 - 1680  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1650, he moved to help found the new town of Medfield. He became one of the first settlers and proprietors. He drew lots from time to time, most of which, by a division of the
      township in 1713, fell into Medway. His first land draw was three acres and three roods, bounded by John Bowers north-west. His house lot was on Bridge Street. [2, 3, 8, 9]
    • In 1662, he and his wife moved to Medfield, Massachusetts. [5]
    • In 1663,a company of 15 of his former townsmen, with others from Weymouth, having undertaken the settlement of Mendon, he and the Adamses at Medfield proposed to join them; and he actually presented his request for acceptance as a proprietor ; but the Adamses finally declined, and his proposal seems not to have been acted upon, he having most likely withdrawn it.
    • On 23 May 1666, he became a Freeman. [5]
    • During King Philip's War, he was one of the defenders of the fort at Bogistow, near Medway-Sherborn, Massachusetts. His home was burnt by the Indians during King Philips War. [2, 4, 5, 8, 9]
    • In 1675, his subscription to the town of Medfield was 1½ bushels of corn and 1 bushel of wheat. [9]
    • In 1678, he contributed to Harvard College. [4, 9]
    • In his later live, he lived with his son, John. [3]
    • His estate was inventoried 26, (11), 1680, and appraised by Edward Adams and John Harding, the husband of Elizabeth Adams. Administration was granted Mar. 18, 1680, to his son, Josiah, and his estate harmoniously settled. He owned lots at Bear Hills, in Medfield, in and adjacent to Broad Meadows, on Long Plain, and 85 acres on the New Grant, now W. Med. ; and he seems to have been a husbandman in common circumstances, and a worthy and respected citizen. [8, 9]
    Died 26 Jan 1680/01  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 12
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    +1. 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. Lydia Rockwood,   b. 1634/35, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1676, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     
    Person ID I501  | Roy Line
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    Father Richard Rockwood,   d. 6 Sep 1660, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother unknown wife 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Adams,   d. 15 Dec 1654, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11
    Notes 
    • This was both Nicholas and Jane's first marriage.
    Children 
     1. Samuel Rockwood,   b. Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1728, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Josiah Rocket,   b. Abt 1645, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1727, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. Benjamin Rocket,   b. 8 Sep 1651, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1745, Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Holbrook,   b. Abt 1630,   d. 23 Apr 1670, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)  [2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Married 16 Jul 1656  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Their marriage date was recorded as 16 (5) 1656. [10]
    Notes 
    • This was Nicholas' second marriage, and Margaret's first marriage.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Rockwood,   b. 3 Apr 1657, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1688, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Joseph Rockwood,   b. 1659, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1693, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. John Rockwood,   b. 12 Feb 1662, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1662, Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Nathaniel Rockwood,   b. 23 Feb 1665, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1721, Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Silence Duntling,   d. 9 Nov 1677, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 9, 11
    Married 1675  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 9
    Notes 
    • MacKenzie (1966) gives their marriage date as 1677. [7]
    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 10 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1628 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - say 1635 - Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1640 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - say 1642 - 1650 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jul 1656 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1675 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1650 - 1680 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1680/01 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

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    3. [S1527] Cook, Louis A. History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 1622-1918, Volume I, (New York & Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1918).

    4. [S1524] Dean, John. "Medfield's Contribution to Harvard College, 1678", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume X, 1856).

    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. [S1528] Lord, Andrew Roberts. Holbrook and Allied Families, (New York: Thesis Publishing Company, 1942).

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

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

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

    10. [S1002] Trask, William B. "Boston Records" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XIII, 1859).

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

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

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