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Ahnentafel Chart for Keziah Sickler-26334


First Generation

1. Keziah Sickler-26334 was born in Sicklerville, NJ.

BIRTH-SPOUSE: John C Roloff, Jr, CHRISTOPHER GOTTHARD SICKLER's
DESCENDANTS; ;Computer printout, 1989; p; Gloucester co Historical Society
Library, Woodbury, NJ.

Keziah married (MRIN:9282) John Finley White-26346 on 4 May 1850.

Second Generation

2. William Sickler-26323 was born on 20 Jul 1789 in Sicklerville, NJ. He died on 25 Apr 1861 in Sicklerville, NJ and was buried in Sicklerville, NJ. William married Parnel Sears-26312 about 1812 in Sicklerville, NJ (MRIN:9271).

BIRTH-DEATH: John C Roloff, Jr, CHRISTOPHER GOTTHARD SICKLER's DESCENDANTS; 
Computer printout, 1989; p; Gloucester co Historical Society Library, Woodbury,
NJ.

!BURIAL: Gravestone, Methodist cemetery, Sicklerville, NJ. The inscription on
William Sickler's gravestone includes his age at death: "Aged 71 years & 9
months."


3. Parnel Sears-26312 was born on 23 Nov 1795 in Williamstown, NJ. She died on 26 Mar 1880 in Sicklerville, NJ and was buried in Sicklerville, NJ.

BIRTH: Sears Family Record; 1769-1812; unknown originator; ; Vertical File, G
C H S Library, Woodbury, NJ; shows birth date 23 Nov 1795

!BIRTH: John C Roloff, Jr, CHRISTOPHER GOTTHARD SICKLER's DESCENDANTS; 
Computer printout, 1989; p; Gloucester co Historical Society Library, Woodbury,
NJ. shows birth date 23 Nov 1793

!BURIAL: gravestone in Sicklerville Methodist cemetery

Third Generation

4. John Sickler-26324 was born in 1765. He died in 1839. John married Hannah Tatem-26325 (MRIN:9272).

5. Hannah Tatem-26325 was born in 1767. She died in 1831.

6. Paul H Sears-4801 was born on 28 Apr 1769 in <Pub Rochester, MA>. He died on 18 Apr 1848 and was buried in , 500. Paul married Patience Ware-26254 (MRIN:9250).

BIRTH: Letter from David G White, Washington, DC, to Ray Sears; 1841-1994;
Letter dtd 3 Apr 1995; ; copy in poss of Ray Sears

BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSE-BIOGRAPHY: Mary Elizabeth Sinnott, ANNALS of the SINNOTT,
ROGERS,COFFIN, CORLIES, REEVES, BODINEand allied Families; ; Philadelphia,
1905; pp 75-6, 92-3; He was for a number of years a member of the Township
Committee of Deptford, Gloucester co, NJ. For some account of Paul Sears's
descendants, see "Surveyor's Association of New Jersey," 389. He settled at
Williamstown, Glouc co, NJ

BIRTH-DEATH-CHILDREN-SPOUSE: Sears Family Record; 1769-1812; unknown
originator; ; Vertical File, G C H S Library, Woodbury, NJ; Record in
possession of Mrs Earl Detwiler, Pitman, NJ. Checked by Charles W Earley,
Sewell, RFD, NJ

PROBATE-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: Probate Packet for Paul Sears; 1844-1852; Camden co, NJ Surrogate's Office,
Abstracts by DAR, Will dtd 14 Dec 1847, probate settled 1 May 1848; ; photocopy in poss of Ray Sears; Page 164-
Paul Sears - Winslow Township, Camden co, NJ. Daus: Parnel Sickler, wife of William Sickler, Eliza Tice, wife of
James Tice; Kesiah Wright, wife of Eli Wright; Ann Fisler, wife of Dr Jacob Fisler; Patience Simmermon, wife of
Horace W Simmermon; Sarah Laine.

Son: Paul Sears

Grandsons: Daniel Prosser; Paul S Fisler; Larner Sears Tice; Charles F Fisler, son of Ann.

Granddaus: Theresa Sears; Patience Ann Shute (late Sickler) wife of Irvin
Shute; Sarah Ann Marshall; Adeline Porch (late Prosser); Mary Ann Fisler; Eliza Leonard (late Laine)

Executors: William Sickler; Dr Jacob Fisler; Joseph Curts

Witnesses: Benjamin C Down; Christopher Sickler, Sr; John A Sickler

Mayflower Index; No. 30,005 Paul H; spouse Patience Ware (2) P Hammel; father Paul


7. Patience Ware-26254.

Fourth Generation

12. Capt Paul Sears-3166 was born in 1728 in Rochester, MA. He died before 1773 in Egg Harbor, NJ. Paul married Parnell Hammond-4784 on 30 Nov 1755 in Pub Rochester, MA (MRIN:1387).

BIRTH-FATHER-SPOUSE-CHILDREN-DEATH-BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Pearce May, THE
DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD SARES(SEARS) OF YARMOUTH,MASS; 1638-1888; Albany, Joel
Munsell's Sons, 1890; p 132; No., 184, NEHGS Library, Boston, MA; Paul Sears removed to Egg Harbor in 1768.

I do not understand that he lived at Egg Harbor, but probably died there while on a voyage. There may have been
other children. (Drowned)


13. Parnell Hammond-4784 was born on 24 Mar 1736 in <Bass River, NJ>. She died on 22 Jan 1817 in Bass River, NJ and was buried in gr-st.

BIRTH: Journal of Samuel P May; 1880-1913; Handwritten notes in May's personal
copy of his book, Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears);p 274; copy in poss of
Ray Sears, Duncan, OK. Another account says the above Cornelius Tiel married
Parnell Sears. Mary E Sinnott of Rosemont, PA (1899) is a gt-gt-gr-dau of
William and Parnel Coffin and wrote the following.

BIRTH: Mary Elizabeth Sinnott, ANNALS of the SINNOTT, ROGERS, COFFIN, CORLIES,
REEVES, BODINE and allied Families; ; Philadelphia, 1905; pp 75-6, 92-3;
After Mr Tice's death she became a member of St John's Episcopal Church at
Chew's Landing, the rite of baptism being administered in 1836 by the Rweverend
Mr Handell. Her tombstone reads " In Memory of Parnel Tyler late wife and
widow in their turn Paul Sears and William Coffin deceased. Who departed this
life Jnaury 22d 1817 in the 82nd year of her age.

DEATH: Email from Allie Whitehouse geneal@gnn.com; 1590-1996; dtd 28 Jun
1996;


14. John Ware-26309 married Sarah-26310 (MRIN:9265).

PARENTS: Sears Family Record; 1769-1812; unknown originator; ; Vertical
File, G C H S Library, Woodbury, NJ;


15. Sarah-26310.

Fifth Generation

24. Paul Sears-47 was born on 21 Dec 1695 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He died about 1771 in Rochester, MA. Paul married Charity Whittredge-3163 on 30 May 1721 in Rochester, MA (MRIN:835).

S.P. May p.81, No 35 Paul Sears removed to Rochester, Mass., in 1721, where he purchased land of the Winslows,
which was partly in Dartmouth, the site of the old homestead being now in Acushnet. The original deed is in
possession of his descendant, Nathaniel Sears of Hyannis, who has also many other old family documents, Bibles,
etc.

His deed of gift giving his property to his children was dated Dec. 28, 1770, and filed Mar. 27, 1771. He was then
too feeble to write his name, and died soon after.
Mayflower Index: No. 30,004 Paul; spouse Charity Whottredge; parent 13,942


25. Charity Whittredge-3163 was born about 1702 in <Rochester, MA>. She died in 1760/1767 in , MA.

Werden GEDCOM shows d. place


26. Josephus Hammond-4786 was born in 1710 in <Bass River, NJ>. He married Thankful Winslow-4787 (MRIN:1388).

27. Thankful Winslow-4787 was born in 1714 in <Bass River, NJ>.

Sixth Generation

48. Paul Sears-44 was born on 15 Jun 1669 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony. He died on 14 Feb 1739/1740 in West Brewster, Barnstable, MA and was buried in West Brewster, MA. Paul married Mercy Freeman-45 in 1693 in Harwich, Mass, MA (MRIN:10).

S P May, p 55, No 9, "Mr Paul Sears" lived on Quivet Neck, and was prominent in the church of the East precinct
of Yarmouth, to which he was adm. Jun 23, 1728, and his wife Aug 6, 1727.

"Aug. 4, 1724, Paul Sears was one of Committee to inform Mr. Taylor of call
to ministry;" Oct 5, 1725, one of Com. "to lay out meeting-house floor for pews; "June 24, 1726, "to receive Mr.

Dennis answer;" Mar. 16, 1727, On Com. "on ordination of Mr. Dennis."

I find no record of admn. upon the estate of Paul Sears, and he perhaps divided his property before his death, but
all early records in Reg. Deeds Barns. have been destroyed by fire.

He is buried by the side of his wife in the old family burying-ground at
Bound Brook in West Brewster.

His wife known as "Marcy Paul," was a grand-dau. of Maj. John and Mercy(Prence Freeman, and great gr.-dau. of
Edmund Freeman, "The Proprietor." Her mother, Rebecca Sparrow, was dau. of Jona. and Rebecca (Bangs) S.,and
her grand-mother Mercy Prence, was dau. of Gov. Thos. and Patience (Brewster) P., and gr.-dau. of Elder Wm.
Brewster. [So his descendants are all Mayflower Descendants]

Her will dated Dec. 13,1746, was filed Sep. 9, 1747, by Daniel and Edmund
Sears, Exrs.; and names, children, Ebenezer, Paul, Thomas, Joshua, Daniel,
Edmund, Rebecca Hall, Deborah Howes, Mercy Blackmore and Ann Bangs. The estate was appraised at L 562 04
02.

Paul Manassa and Peter Dugamus, servants to Paul Sears in Capt Nick Barnes
Co., May 12 - Jul 14,1725, and Peter Duganus servant to Paul Sears was in
Capt Wm Canaada (Canedy) Co serving against indians in Maine. "he Run"

BURIED: Ancient Sears Cemetery


49. Mercy Freeman-45 was born on 30 Oct 1674 in Harwich, Plymouth Colony. She died on 30 Aug 1747 in West Brewster, Barnstable, MA.

CHAN DATE 16 DEC 1995


Seventh Generation

96. Capt Paul Sears-57 was born1 after 20 Feb 1637/1638 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He died on 20 Feb 1707/1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. Paul married Deborah Willard-58 about 1658 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Ma. (MRIN:11).

SP May, p 41- Paul Sears took the oath of "Fidellyte" in 1657, held a commission as a captain in the militia, and
made claim for a horse lost in Narragansett war, but I find no record of his services. October 30, 1667, he was one
of the grand jury, in an inquest held on the child of Nicholas Nickerson. He was one of the original proprietors of
lands in Harwich, between Bound and Stony brooks, known as "Wing's Purchase," as appears by deed of John Wing
et als., to Paul Seers et als., dated April 16,1677, recorded at Plymouth.

The early town records of Yarmouth were destroyed by fire at the burning of the town clerk's house in 1674, and
from the succeeding volume the first twenty-six pages are gone, and others mutilated and worn.

The names and dates of birth of his children have been supplied from various sources, and are believed to be
correct.

I annex copies of the will and inventory of Paul Sears;- the will is signed with his mark, as is also the inventory of
John Burge's estate, rendered by him and recorded Barns. Rec II, 1701, p130.

He left property valued at L 467 03 03, to his "loving wife Deborah," and to his sons, "Samuel, Paul and John;"
that to his sons being charged with a payment to "their brothers, Richard and Daniel, towards their purchase of lands
at Manamoy;" having given to his daughters, (whose names are unfortunately omitted) "such parts or portions as I
was able or thought fitt."

In the ancient cemetery in Yarmouth lies a stone slab, removed from its place to make room for the granite
monument to the Searses, which bears the following inscription, surmounted by a cherub's head and scroll work:

Here lyes the
Body of Paul
Sears, who
Departed this
life February ye
20th 1707, in ye 70th
year of his age."

It is the oldest dated memorial in the cemetery.
His wife was doubtless laid by his side, but there is no stone to her memory.

George Willard, the father of Paul Sears' wife, was the son of Richard and Joane (Morebread) W., of Horsmonden,
Kent, Eng., where he was bap. Dec. 4, 1614.

He settled at Scituate for a time, removing thence it is said to Maryland or Gorgeane Maine. There is some reason
to believe that his wife was Dorothy Dunster, dau. of Henry D., of Baleholt, near Bury, Lanc., sister to Eliz'h D.,
who m. his bro. Simon Willard; and to Rev. Henry D., Pres. of Harvard College.
[See Willard Mem., 1858, p. 339]

Paul Sears was the first to adopt the present spelling of SEARS.

In the name of God, Amen, the Twentieth Day of February, 1707-8.
I, Paul Sears, Senr. of Yarmouth, in ye County of Barnstable, in New England, being at this time ill and weak in
body but of Disposing mind and memory, Praised be God, Do make, Constitute, ordain and Declare this my Last
Will and Testament, in manner and form following:

First, and principally. I Comitt my soul to God, most humbly depending upon the gracious Death and merits of
Jesus Christ my only Lord and Saviour for Salvation, and to the free pardon of all my sins. And my Body to the
Earth to be buryed in such Decent Christian manner as to my Executors hereafter named shall be thought fitt.
And as for my outward Estate, as Lands, Chattels and Goods, I do order Give and Dispose in manner and form
following;

First, - I will that all those Debts and Duties that I owe in Right or
Conscience To any person whatsoever shall be truly paid in convenient time,
after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named, out of my movable Estate.

Item,- I do give and bequeath to my eldest son Samuel Sears, all that my land and meadow in the township of
Harwich upon part whereof his house now stands as is comprehended within and between the boundaries now
following: (that is to say ,) bounded on the east by Kenelm Winslows Land at ye known and accustomed bounds and
on the west side beginning at a remarkable rock, (lying about four Rods eastward from Yarmouth bound Rock at
bound brook,) and from the sd Remarkable Rock the line runs Southerly over the Swamp and up ye hill to a great
Pine tree marked in sd Yarmouth line: and thence up ye same straight line Southerly to the highway: and thence
eastward as the way runs to ye said Winslows Land, (the sd highway being the bounds on ye south side) And the
beginning again att ye sd Remarkable Rock the line runs northerly to a stone sett in ye ground: and thence easterly
to the edge of ye marsh by a straight line to another stone sett in to the ground, and so bounded by the marsh to
another stone sett in the ground northerly on a straight line to a bend of ye main Creek at a stone sett in the Maresh,
and on the north side tis bounded by the known and accustomed bounds and of my interest in the undivided lands in
sd Harwich, viz.: that is my sd son Saml. shall sixteen acres to himself in ye next Division (ye proprietors make of
the undivided Lands) and the one half of all the rest of my interest there. All which sd Lands and Meadows shall be
to my sd son Samuel Sears, and to his heirs and assigns forever, he yielding to his mother, my wife, one third part of
ye proffits thereof during her natural life, and also paying to his two brothers Richard and Daniel, forty and two pounds
in money towards the paying their purchase at Manamoy. I do give him my Try pott and Kettle.

It.- I do give and bequeath to my son Paul Sears and to his heirs and assigns forever, one piece of fresh meadow
called the Green Meadow which lyeth on the north side of my old house and is bounded eastward at ye Well or
Spring, then westward taking in all ye Marsh or ground to ye old cartway (which leads into ye neck) on Joseph
Sears fence: thence northeastward as the old sd cartway and fence runs to Zachariah Paddocks fence or line which is
ye bounds on ye north side to bound brook, the sd bound brook and well or spring being the bounds on the east side,
and also one quarter part of my interest of the undivided Lands in sd Harwich (besides the above sd Sixteen acres
given to my son Samuel,) and for the rest of my son Pauls land is in ye neck where he now dwells, and by me
confirmed by Deed of Gift formerly, and my Will is that he shall yield to his mother, my wife, one third of the
proffits or income of all I have given him, during her natural life, and that he shall pay to his two brothers Richard
and Daniel, forty and four pounds in money towards the paying their purchases att Manamoy.

My will further is that the Ditch which hath been the accustomed bounds in the marsh betwixt my son Paul, and
my kinsman Josiah Sears shall remain forever; beginning southerly att ye upland and running straight northerly to
the Creek which did run on ye north side of ye island, which creek shall be the north bounds:

And my Will is, and I do give all that slip of meadow on the West side of ye sd ditch unto the said Josiah Sears, his
heirs and assigns forever.

It.- I do give and bequeath unto my son John Sears, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the rest of my
Homestead, both housings, lands and meadows, also one quarter part of all my interest in the undivided lands in ye
sd Harwich, excepting the sixteen acres before given to my son Saml.-he my sd son John allowing and yielding to
his mother, my wife, the one third part of my Housing, and the third of the proffits of ye lands during her natural life,
and he paying to his two brothers Richard and Daniel, forty and four pounds in money towards their purchase att
Manamoy.

It.- I do give and bequeath all my movable Estate as Cattle, sheep, horses,
swine and household stuff &c, unto my loving wife Deborah, (my Debts and
Funerall charges being first paid.) She shall have the rest for her comfort
while she lives: and what she leaves at her death to be equally divided amongst my daughters to whom I have each
of them given such parts or portions as I was able or thought fitt.

Lastly,- I do nominate and appoint my sd son Saml Sears and my Loving Wife
Deborah executors to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto sett my hand and seal ye day and year in ye other side first above written.
Signed, sealed & declared in The mark and seal of
presence of Paul (=) Sears, Senr. (seal)

John Thacher
Zachariah Paddock
Samuel Howes

Barnstable, ss. April 14, 1883. A true copy of the record,
Attest, Freeman H. Lothrop, Register of Probate Court

A true inventory of all and Singular ye Goods, Chattels, Housing, Lands and
Credits of Paul Sears, yeoman, deceased, prised at Yarmouth, ye 19th day of
March 1708: By Peter Thacher & Kenelm Winslow, as followeth:

L s d
Impr. - his money L1 17 6 his apparel of all sorts
10 9 0 11 18 6

It.- Two feather beds, two other beds, bedstead, curtains and
valence with bolsters, pillows, and all ye coverlids and sheets 21 13 6

L s d
It.- Table and chairs 1 4 0 andirons, trammels iron potts &
pot hooks ................................................. 03 08 06
Tongs, & fire flue, iron kettles, skillets, frying pans ........ 03 02 06
It.- Brass kettle,warming pan,hitchell,stillyards,chest & boxes 02 06 00
It.- Spinning wheels 10s pewter platter, paltes cups & potts ... 01 17 00
It.- Koolers, pails, trays, trenches & spoons, table linen &
towels .............................................. 01 02 00
It.- his saddle, bridle, pilyon, & cloth, flax & linen yarn .... 02 00 00
It.- Cash, candlestick, lamp, draving knife axes, sickle & hoes 00 17 00
A sifting trough, wool, five washing tubs knife, scissors,
looking glass ................................................. 00 09 00
It.- Salt & feathers, and iron wedge, ye iron belonging to ye
cart, and plows and spade a staple and cap ring, & caps & ring 02 19 00
It.- 4 bushels Rye, 24 of Indian, 3 of Wheat and 1/2 his books 05 00 00
Tobacco, 10s pitchforks, powder horn, bullets, and sword ..... 00 17 00
Grindstone, and tin ware, 2 oxen, 5 cows, 2 steers ........... 23 05 00
It.- 2 yearlings, a bull and one horse, 3 swine, 25 sheep .... 11 05 00
It.- his housing, lands, and meadows at 350 .................. 350 00 00
more about 3 acres of English corn upon ye ground not prised.______________
The total ................... 445 07 09
now due to ye Estate about ................................. 21 15 06

April 8th, 1708

Samuel Sears Executor to the last Will and Testament of Paul Sears of Yarmouth his deceased father, before
Barnabas Lothrop, Esq., Judge of Probate and granting letters of Administration, within this County of Barnstable,
made oath that the above written is a true Inventory of ye Estate of ye sd Paul Sears so far as he knows, and that if
any thing else that is material shall yt farther come to his knowledge he will bring it to this Inventory.

Attest Wm. Bassett, Reg. Peter Thacher
Kenelm Winslow, Jun.
Barnstable, ss. April 14, 1883. A true copy of the record.
Attest, Freeman H. Lothrop, Register of Probate Court

MD 25, p.49 Maj William Bradford's Confirmation of his mother's deed to Richard Sears with an autograph of John
Alden. Widow Alice Bradford sold land on 23 November 1664 to Richard Sears of Yarmouth -To all people to
whom these prnts shall come Major William Bradford of Plimoth in the Govrment of New Plimoth in New England
Esqr... in consideration of ye sume of Twenty pounds to her in hand payd, by Richard Seers, his heires & Assigns
for ever, two Allotments, of Land conteyning forty acres be they more, or be they lesse, lying and being at a place,
comonly called Sesuit between a brooke comonly called & knowne, by the name of Bound Brooke,[boundary
bewteen Dennis & Brewster ed.] and a brooke called Saquetuckett brooke, as also a crtyn tract of meadow to ye
foresd Lotts appteyning, and are abutalled as p a deed of Feofement

BIRTH-PARENTS: PAF GEDCOM; 1996; Benjamin F Rollins, Jr, email:brollins@capecod.net "Mooncusser:RINs:
33943-34450

OCCU Captain

MARR DATE CIR. 1658

Dennis, Cape Cod, p 59, 108 In 1680 the Town Meeting appointed the following men to watch for drift whales and
claim them for the town: Paul Sears, Samuel Worden, Silas Sears and John Burges from Sawtucket to Nobscusset
Point.

Land Transactions in Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691
Indian Deeds
Hinckley Gov[erno]r

To all people to whom these presents shall come John Winge and Leiftenant John Dillingham of Saquatuckett in the
liberties of Yarmouth in the Goverment of New Plymouth in New England yeomen sendeth Greeting &c:
Know yee that wheras wee the said John Winge; and John Dillingham have in the behalfe of our selves and
associates or partenors our and theire heires and assignes bought and purchased of Robin Indian of Mattakeesett
[three or four words stricken out illegibly] in Barnstable in the Goverment aforsaid, and of Sarah his wife daughter
of Napoietan Sachem Late of Mattackeesett aforsaid, deceased; and of Sampson of Nobscussett in Yarmouth
aforsaid, and Penashnuist his wife, and Ralph of the said Nobscussett and Manatoto Musk his wife other daughters
of the said Napoietan; all theire Tract of lands both uplands and Meddowes which they had in Common; or
Coepartenorshipp together, lying and being att Saquetuckett in the liberties of Yarmouth afforsaid containing all
that Lands, lying between the place commonly called bound brooke; on the west and the middle of Saquetuckett
River on the east; with the proffitts privilidges and appurtenances thereunto belonging; and in such manor and
forme; as by a deed under the handand seale of Robin and Sarah; and an other deed under the hands and seales of
the said Sampson and Ralph Together with theire wives, the daughters of Napoietan aforsaid wherunto Reference
being had, doth and may more att large ["att large" also inserted then stricken out] appeer bearing date the first of
March Anno: Dom: one Thousand six hundred seaventy six and seaventy 7) Now Know yee that wee the said John
Winge and John Dillingham, doe by these presents Nominate and declare Mr Thomas Clarke Late of Plymouth
Kanelme Winslow Paul Seers Annanias Winge and Joseph Winge of Saquetuckett aforsaid to be our Associates, and
partenors abovesaid for whom and in whose behalfe according to theire and each of theire Respective shares, as well
as for and in the behalfe of our selves, wee purchased all the above Mensioned Tract of lands; and each of them; and
each of theire heires and assignes; to have alike benifitt and Cecuritie, for each of theire ["Resp" stricken out]
severall and Respective partes of shares, heerafter in these presents mensioned; as wee and each of us, and each of
our heires and assignes; for our and each of our ["several" stricken out then repeated] severall and Respective partes
or shares, in the said Tract of Lands in these presents alsoe heerafter Mensioned; by vertue of the above mensioned
Recital deeds, in as full and ample manor; To all Intents Constructions and purposes; as wee or either of us May or
ought to have therin or therby, and being fully satisfyed and payed; by Receipt of each of theire Respective partes,
of payments for the said purchased Tract of lands; wee the said John Wing and John Dillingham Reserveing onely
for the said purchased Tract of lands; wee the said John Winge and John Dillingham Reserveing onely to our selves
our Respective partes, of the said tract of lands; viz To mee the said John Winge my heires and Assignes for ever;
one third parte of foure shares of the said Lands devided or undevided and to mee the said John Dillingham two
shares of the said lands, both devided and undevided, to mee my heires and Assignes for ever, our said devided
Lands, being in our severall Respective tenures or occupations; according to the knowne and accustomed bounds
thereof; and for all the Rest of the said purchased tract of Lands both devided, and undevided wee the said John
Winge and John Dillingham have; Remised Released, and for ever quit claimed; and by these present for our selves
and each of us, our and each of our heires. doe fully clearly and absolutely Remise Release and for quitt claim unto
our above Named associates or partenors; and unto each of theire, ["and unto each of" repeated and stricken out]
full and peaceable posession; and seizen; and to theire and ["ee" stricken out] each of theire heires and assignes for
ever; all such Righte estate title enterest and demaund whatsoever; as wee or either of us have; or ought to have, in
or to all or any parte or persell of the said Tract of Lands; by vertue of the said Resited deeds or either of them;
excepting what is before Reserved, in Maner and forme following viz: To the said Thomas Clarke one Share To the
said Kanelme Winslow two shares, To Paul Seers two shares, and to Annanias Winge and Joseph Winge To each of
them one third of four shares; To have and to hold all the said severall Respective shares of the said Tract of lands;
devided or undevided with all and every the appurtenances therof; theire devided partes; according to the knowne;
and accustomed bounds therof; in theire severall and Resepctive["tearmes" overwritten to be:] tenures or
occupations, of themselves or theire assignes, unto them the said Thomas Clarke Kaneleme Winslow Paul: Seers
Annanias And Joseph Winge [DPL V (1):103r[sic]:] Theire and every of theire Respective heires and Assignes, And
to the onely proper use and behhof of them the said Thomas Clarke ["and" sticken out] Kanelme Winslow Paul
Seers Annanias Winge and Joseph Winge theire and every of theire heires and Assignes Respectively for ever; soe
that Neither wee the said John Winge and John Dillingham; Nor either of us our Nor either of our heires Nor any
other person or persons for us or them; or in the Name Right or stead of any of us shall or will by any way or means
heerafter; Give Claime Challing or demaund, any estate Right title or Interest of in or to the premises; or any parte
or persell therof (other then before excepted; and Reserved; but for the same shalbe utterly excluded & barred for
ever by these presents In Witnes wherof wee the said John Winge, and John Dillingham; have heerunto sett our
hands and seales this sixteenth day of Aprill Anno: Dom: one thousand six hundred seaventy and seaven

[signed]John Winge and a [in a circle, the word:] seale
John Dillingham and a [in a circle, the word:] seale
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Barnabas Laythorpe Mary Hinckley

The within and abovemansioned John Winge and John Dillingham appeered and acknowlidged; these presents to be
theire acte and deed the first of August 1677) before mee Thomas Hinckley Assistant
[DPL V (1): 103-103r[sic]]


97. Deborah Willard-58 was born before 14 Sep 1645 and was christened2 on 14 Sep 1645 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony. She died on 13 May 1721 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA.

Gale S Burwell, Ridge, MD christening pl.

BIRTH-PARENTS: PAF GEDCOM; 1996; Benjamin F Rollins, Jr, email:
brollins@capecod.net "Mooncusser: ; ; ;RINs:33943-34450

BAPM DATE SEP 14 1645

BAPM PLAC Scituate, Ma.


98. Deacon Thomas Freeman-202 was born in Sep 1653 in Eastham, Plymouth Colony. He died on 9 Feb 1715/1716 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA. Thomas married Rebecca Sparrow-203 on 31 Dec 1763 in Harwich, MA (MRIN:55).

99. Rebecca Sparrow-203 was born on 30 Oct 1655 in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony. She died on 7 Feb 1740 in Harwich, Barnstable, MA.

Eighth Generation

192. Richard Sears-68 was born3 about 1590. He died on 26 Aug 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony. Richard married Dorothy-69 about 1632 (MRIN:12).

SP May, p 23, [handnotes from the author's personal copy of the original book], and revised and
corrected typescript, 1913, p 4

The parentage, place and date of birth of Richard Sears are alike unknown. [Hand notes] It is
possible that he was the Richard Sevier, son of Richard and Eve (Taylort) Serrys who was baptised at Crosscombe
co, Somet, Eng'd Mar 30 1605. Crosscombe adjoins Finder, the birthplace of Dorothy Jones wife of Richard Sares.

The name of Richard Seer is first found upon the records of Plymouth Colony, in the tax-list of March 25, 1633,
when he was one of fourty-four, in a list of eighty-six persons, who were assessed nine shillings in corn, at six
shillings per bushel, upon one poll. [Hand notes] His name is not in tax list of 1634 or in list of freemen 1633.

He soon after crossed over to Marblehead, in Massachusetts Colony, where Richard Seers was taxed as a resident in
the Salem rate-list for January 1, 1637-8, and on October 14, 1638, was granted four acres of land "where he had
formerly planted." [This would seem to indicate that he had then some family.]

What his reasons were for removing can now only be conjectured. It has been suggested that he sympathized with
Roger Williams and followed him in his removal, but this is improbable.

It may be that he wished to be near friends, former townsmen, or perhaps relatives.

Antony Thacher, and his wife who was sister to Richard Sares wife, was then living in Marblehead, and this fact
probably influenced his removal to that place [changed to reflect hand notes]

The early settlers of Marblehead were many of them from the channel islands, Guernsey and Jersey, and in these
places the family of Sarres has been established for several centuries, and is still represented in Guernsey under the
names of Sarres and Serres.

[The next supposition was struck from the original book by May]

Early in the year 1639, a party under the leadership of Antony Thacher crossed the Bay to Cape Cod, and settled
upon a tract of land called by the Indians, "Mattakeese," to which they gave the name of Yarmouth.

With them went Richard Sares and family, accompanied probably by his wife and infant sons, Paul and Silas.
[handnotes] He took up residence on Quivet Neck between Quivet and Sesuit creeks [in what became East precinct
of Yarmouth now Dennis], where in September of the same year their daughter Deborah was born, perhaps the
second white child, and the first girl born in Yarmouth; Zachary Rider being supposed to have been the first boy.

In 1643, the name of Richard Seeres is in the list of those between the age of 16 and 60 able to bear arms. (In
Williamsburg we learned that the requirements were, male, able bodied and with at least two teeth, one top and one
bottom to pull the cap off the powder horn)

Oct 26, 1647, the commissioners on Indian affairs were appointed to meet at the house of Richard Sares at
Yarmouth, when he entered a complaint against Nepoytam Sachumus, and Felix, Indians.

Oct 2, 1650, he with sixteen others, complained of William Nickerson for Slander, damage 100 pounds; and at the
same term of court, we find his name with seventeen others, against Mr John Crow, William Nickerson and Lt
William Palmer for trespass, damage 60 pounds.

Jun 3, 1652, Richard Seeres was propounded to take up Freedom.
Jun 7, 1652, Richard Sares was chosen to serve on the Grand Inquest.
Jun 7, 1653, Richard Sares took the Oath of Fidellyte at Plimouth, and was admitted a Freeman.
Mar 1, 1658, Richard Seares was chose on the committee to levy the church tax.
Jun 6, 1660, Richard Sares was chosen Constable.
Jun 3, 1662, Richard Saeres was chosen Deputy to the General Court at Plymouth.
Nov 23, 1664, Richard Sares, husbandman, purchased of Allis Bradford widow of Gov William Bradford, (who
signed the deed with her mark,) a tract of land at Sesuit, for 20 pounds.
10(3)1667, Richard Sares made his Will, to which Feb 3, 1676, he added a codicil. Both documents are signed with
his mark, (RS) and in witnessing various deeds at previous dates, he always made his mark, a by no means unusual
thing to do in those days.

Mr H G Somerby in his manuscript collection in the library of the Mass Hist So, Boston, mentions a tradition that
he held a commission in the militia, and lost his right arm by a gun-shot wound in a fight with Indians in 1650, but
neither fact is recorded, nor is any such tradition known to the Cape antiquarians.

Jun 30, 1667, the name of Richard Sares is signed with fourteen others to a complaint against Nicholas Nickerson
for slander of Rev Thomas Thornton. His signature is well and plainly written, on the original document in the
possession of Hon H C Thacher of Boston, (of which a copy much reduced may be seen in Swift's "Hist of Old
Yarmouth," 1884) but it is not certain that it is his autograph, (and no other is known,) as it and several others may
have been written by the same person, and probably the one who procured the signatures to it.

I have followed the spelling of Richard Sears name as found on the records, which is probably the clerk's phonetic
rendering; I have been told by aged members of the family, that when they were children, early in the 19th century,
the name was written Sears, but pronounced by old people, Sares [ed. this is born out by the fact that in our recent
visit to the Bahamas, our surname was noticed and the comment was "Where did you get a good old Bahama name
like Say'-ers?" two syllables, accent on the first]

His first house was built upon the southerly side of the bluff near the sea-shore, where the cellar, a mere hole for'
vegetables some ten feet square, was pointed out to my informant early in the 19th century.

At a later date he built again a short distance north-west from the ancient house built by Capt. John Sears, circa
1704, and the site of this later residence is still recognizable.

His first house was perhaps what Mr Amos Otis calls "a palisade house; such houses were built by placing sills
directly upon the ground, in these two parallel rows of holes were bored, some six inches apart, for the insertion of
poles, the space between being filled in with stones and clay, openings being left for a door and windows."

"The roof was thatched with the long sedge-grass found in the meadows and as a substitute for glass in the windows,
oiled paper was used.

"The chimney was built of sticks, laid up cob-house fashion, and well daubed with clay, or mortar made from shells.
A southerly slope was preferred for the house, and the back of the chimney was hollowed out of the hill-side, thus
saving some labor in the building. The fire-place was of stone, some eight feet wide and four feet in depth, and the
mantel laid so high that a tall person could walk under it by stooping a little.

"The oven was built upon the outside of the house with the mouth opening in one corner, on the backside of the fire-
place. The fire was built in the centre, and on a cold winter evening a seat in the chimney corner was a luxury
unknown in modern times. Straw or sedge-grass served for a floor and carpet. Some of the palisade houses built by
the early settlers were the most comfortable and durable houses built.

"That of Mr John Crow stood for nearly two centuries, seldom needing repairs, and in fact the last owners did not
know the peculiarities of its construction until it was taken down. The walls of the house were plastered inside and
outside with shell-mortar, and at some later period it had been clap-boarded, thus concealing the original
construction."

"Tea was unknown, and china and porcelain are not found in inventories before 1660."

An idea of household furniture may be obtained from the inventories given further on.

"The early settlers were principally engaged in agricultural pursuits, stock-raising and fishing. Many whales were
cast upon the coast, and the shore was divided in sections, under the charge of whaling squads chosen by the town
people. Capt Paul Sears and Lt Silas Sears belonged to one of these squads, and Capt John Sears was also engaged
in whaling.

"Oil, fish and tar were exchanged with the traders visiting the coast for goods which were needed, and which they
did not themselves produce.

"They traded in their own vessels with the West Indies, bringing home molasses and spirits, and built vessels which
they themselves manned.

"The Cape seamen have always been famed for their skill and daring.

"At a later date John Sears invented the method of making salt from sea-water by solar evaporation, and was the
pioneer in an industry that added much to the wealth of the Cape, until superseded by the salt-springs of Syracuse,
etc; and Elkanah Sears of Dennis was the first to set out and cultivate cranberries at Flax Pond in 1819.

"The Cape farms produced good crops of Indian corn, rye, barley and some wheat and all sorts of vegetables; berries
were plenty, and cranberries were indigenous. Game was plenty, and with fish abundantly supplied the table; cows
and goats were kept for milk, and bees for honey. [ed. At the Dennis Manse we learned that the bushes were full of
small birds and with a net, one cold capture them and roast them on a "lark-spit" in front of the fireplace]

"Beer was considered a necessity, and each family brewed at regular intervals. Spirits were consumed in
considerable quantities, and the names of many of the best citizens are upon record as "licensed to draw wine." The
mothers of the town were expert in the use of the loom, and made most of the cloth used in their families. In the
summer they wore home-spun linen, and in the winter flannel. The sails of a vessel built at Hockanum at the close
of the Revolutionary war were made of cloth woven by them. Clocks were at first unknown, a sun-dial cut upon the
sill of a southern window gave them the time of day, and it was long customary to face the house die south. In 1745,
but one clock and one watch were taxed in the town of Harwich.

"The observance of the Lord's day was rigidly enforced, and no one was allowed to labor, engage in any game or
recreation, or travel upon that day, under penalties proportioned to the offense. The tithing-men appointed by the
town had with other duties, that of keeping order among the boys in church, and were armed with long rods, tipped
at one end with a squirrel's tail or rabbit's foot, for the purpose of awakening sleeping women, and at the other with
brass or a deer's hoof, which they brought down with emphasis on the heads of male offenders.

"The journey to and from meeting was, to many, long and tedious.

"Those who had horses were wont to "ride and tie," i.e. one would ride a specified distance, and then alight and
fasten the animal, and proceed on foot, leaving the coming pedestrian to mount and ride for the next stage. The
women and small children rode on the pillions behind their lords and masters, but the young people of either sex
were expected to make the journey on foot, an no doubt with congenial company they found the miles short enough
In winter the only mode of keeping themselves warm in meeting was by the use of foot-stoves, or a hot brick or
stone.

"In the intervals between morning and afternoon services, the men and boys assembled outside to discuss town
affairs, the prospects of crops, or fishing; while the women over their luncheon in the meeting-house, or at some
convenient neighbors, had their gossip. In early colonial times a large family was considered a great blessing in a
pecuniary point of view. The boys assisted the father on the farm, and at seventeen were able to do the work of a
man. The girls were also brought up to more than earn their own living. They assisted their mother, spun and wove
the flax and the wool, and made their own and their brothers garments and in hay-time and harvest assisted with
their brothers in the fields.

"A man with a large and healthy family of children was then the most independant of men. From his farm and his
household he obtained an abundance of the prime necessities of life. The surplus which he sold was more than
sufficient to pay the bills of the mechanic, and to buy the few articles of foreign merchandise then required. Taxes
were paid in agricultural products, at a rate fixed by law, and if land or other property was sold, unless it was
expressly stipulated in the contract that payment should be made in silver money, it was a barter trade, payable in
produce at "the prices current to the merchants."

"Aged people were wont to remark that their ancestors estimated that every son born to them added 100 pounds to
their wealth, and every daughter 50 pounds. However heterodox this theory may now appear to parents or to
political economists, it was undoubtedly true in early days."

The Searses married early in life with but few exceptions, had large families, lived comfortably, and were respected
and honored members of society.

10(3)1667, Richard Sares made his will, to which he added Feb 3, 1676(sic), a codicil, which with the inventory are
recorded in Plymouth Rec Book 3, Part 2, pp 53-55. Therein he names "wife Dorothy, elder" and "eldest son paule
Sares, youngest son Sylas Sares," and "daughter Deborah, son-in-law Zachery Padduck," and "Ichabod Padduck,"
and requests "brother Thacher with his sons as friends in trust," etc.

His inventory in the original record foots up L 169 06 06, a manifest error, the real estate alone being valued at 220
pounds, and the last item is not carried out. Nor would the corrected sum represent his worldly condition fairly, as
he had no doubt previously given to his children such portions of his property as he could well spare.

In the proper places I give copies of the wills and inventories of Richard Sares and his sons, by a careful
examination of which , the location of the original estates may be traced in part, and some idea be formed of the
relative wealth and personal belongings of each.

It is to be regretted that no plan in now known to be in existence showing the bounds of the original estates in
Yarmouth and Harwich, and recent attempts to construct such have not met with much success.

No grave-stones remain to mark the burial places of Richard Sares and his wife, and they probably never had any
inscribed stones; - upright grave-stones did not come in use in England until the time of Queen Elizabeth, and the
early graves in Plymouth Colony were generally marked with a boulder. [ed. just such a boulder exists in the
Ancient Sears Burial ground in W Brewster, and I maintain this is probably Richard's stone] Some years since a
granite monument was erected in the old cemetery in Yarmouth, by the late Hon David Sears of Boston, which is
popularly supposed to mark the spot of their burial, but I was told by aged members of the family that it was really
placed over the grave of Paul Sears, his grave-stone being removed for that purpose, although it is possible that Paul
may have been buried by the side of his parents.

There is no such stone to the memory of Deborah Sears, wife of Paul, nor to his brother Silas, whose burial place is
unknown.

The stone to Paul Sears, records his death in 1707-8, and it is the oldest inscribed memorial in the cemetery,
although Swift in his "Hist of Old Yarmouth," accords that credit to the grave-stone of Col John Thacher, who died
in 1713.

There are no reliable traditions extant of Richard Sares and his family, and our only sources of information relative
to them are the public records from which I have quoted on a previous page.

In Plymouth Colony, the governor, deputy governor, magistrates and assistants, the ministers of the gospel, and
elders of the church, school masters, commissioned officers of the militia, men of wealth, or connected with families
of the nobility or gentry, were alone entitled to the prefix, Mr. pronounced Master, and their wives Mrs. or Mistress.

This rule was rigidly enforced in early Colonial times, and in lists of names it was almost the invariable custom to
commence with those highest in rank, and follow that order to the end. Our forefathers claimed, and were cheerfully
accorded the title due to their birth and position, and it is unwise to claim for them any title which they did not
themselves assume. I do not find that Richard Sares was ever given the prefix of Mr., and in the town records it was
recorded that his wife, "Goody Sares was buried Mar 19, 1678-9" 22 feb 1659 Inventory Estate of John Darby of
Yarmouth, indebted to "goodman Seares" L6 for 10 acres of meadow land bought by him"

He was a farmer, hard working and industrious, and affectionate husband and kind parent, a God fearing man, and
respected by his neighbors.

His descendants showed good breeding, and many of them were prominent in town and church affairs, and in the
militia.

Their names may be found in the records of the Indian and French wars, the Revolutionary war, and that of 1812.
Many served during the war of the Rebellion, and shed their blood freely for their country.

The family has always been very religious in its tendency, some of its members have been foremost in the
temperance and anti-slavery movements, but it has never given rise to any prominent politicians, and while holding
many local offices, not aspiring above the State Legislature.

"WORTH IS BETTER THAN WEALTH
GOODNESS GREATER THAN NOBILITY
EXCELLENCE BRIGHTER THAN DISTINCTION"
(Sears Monument)

1664. Prence, Gov:
A deed appointed to be recorded.

Witnesseth these presents, that I, Allis Bradford the widow of William Bradford, late of Plymouth in America, Esqre,
deceased, have the day and year aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds to me the said Allis
Bradford in hand payed before the ensealing and delivery of these prsents, by Richard Sares of the town of
Yarmouth, in the colony of New Plymouth, aforesaid, husbandman, whereof and of every p'te and p'cell thereof, I
the said Allis Bradford do fully acquit and discharge him the said Richard Sares, his heirs and assigns forever,
bargained and sold, enfeoffed, assigned and confirmed, and do by these presents do bargain, sell, enfeoffe, assign
and confirm unto the said Richard Sares, his heirs and assigns, two allotments of land containing forty acres, be they
more, or be they less, lying and being at a place commonly called and known by the name of Sasuett, between a
brook commonly called and known by the name of bound brook, and a brook called Saquahuckett brook, -- twenty
acres whereof was the first lot, ( so called) of upland with a small neck of land next the said bound brook, on the
Easter side the said brook, and was the lot of the aforesaid William Bradford, deceased; the other twenty acres of
land lying and being the next adjoining hereunto on the Easter side called the 2cond lott, and was late an allotment
of land of Experience Michels; both which allotments of land are bounded on the Weste side with bound brook
aforesaid, and on the Easter side with an allotment of the land late Nicholas Snowes, now in tenure and possession
of Peter Worden, as also a certain tract of meadow to the aforesaid lots appertaining, of seven acres and one half be
it more or less, lying, being and abutting, between the norther side of the said nook of upland bound brook and
small creake, as from the Easter corner of the said nook, from a spring which runs through the meadows into the
said bound brook; together with all the perquisites, profits, ways, easements, emoluments and appurtenances
thereunto belonging; with all my right, title, claim and interest unto the said lots of upland and meadow or any part
or parcell thereof. To have and to hold the said two lots of upland, nook and meadow with every p'te and p'cell
thereof, together with all the perquisites, profits, emoluments, ways, easements and appurtenances thereunto or to
any part or parcell thereof any ways belonging.

To him the said Richard Sares, his heirs and assigns forever, I say to the only use and behoof of him the said
Richard Sares, his heirs and assigns forever.

In witness whereof the said Allis Bradford have heerto these presents set my hand and seal even the twenty third
day of November, Anno dom. 1664.

Allis Bradford her A mark and a seal.()
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
Thomas Southworth
Mary Carpenter her B mark

Plymouth, ss June 2, 1885. The foregoing is a true copy from Plymouth Colony Records of Deeds, Vol 3, part 1,
Page 18. Attest, Wm S Danforth, Rg of Deeds and having charge of the Plymouth Colony Records.

June 10, 1679, Paul Seers paid Maj William Bradford, four pounds to relinquish his claim on the above land. (Ply
Deeds, Vol 4, page 266)

"1667.

The last Will and Testament of Richard Sares, of Yarmouth, late deceased, as followeth;---
In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Sares of Yarmouth, in the Colony of New Plymouth, in New England, do
this 10th day of the third month, Anno Dom 1667, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and
form following;---

First,-- I give and surrender up my soul to God that gave it, and my body to the earth, from whence it was, in
comely and decent manner to be buried, &c; and all my lands and goods as God hath given me, I give and bequeath
as followeth:

First.--I give and bequeath, and my Will is, that Silas Sares, my younger son, shall have all my land, that is, all the
upland upon the neck where his house stands in which he now dwells, thus bonded and lying between the cart
pathway as runs through the swamp into the said neck unto the lands of Peter Werden, unto the meadows as are
betwixt the said upland and the sea, and so as it is surrounded by the meadows unto the aforesaid cartpath as runs
through the swamp aforesaid, after mine and my wife's decease.

To him, the said Sylas Sares, to him and his heirs and assigns forever, (provided, and my will is, that whereas my
son-in-law Zachery Padduck is possessed of, and now lives in an house that is his own proper right within the
aforesaid tract of land, that he the said Zachery shall have and enjoy two acres of the aforesaid lands about his house
for and during the life of Deborah, his now wife; together with all ways, easements, and emoluments, to the same
appertaining, without any molestation and eviction or denial of him the said Silas, his heirs or assigns;)

And my will is, and I do hereby give unto the said Silas Sares, all that tract of meadow land, as is, and lyeth
between the aforesaid neck of upland, and the river, commonly known by the name of Sasuett harbor, river bound:
as also thus from the Great Pine tree as bounds the meadows between the meadows of the aforesaid Peter Werden,
and my meadows, unto a knoll of upland called the Island, towards the said Harbour's mouth, to the said Sylas and
his heirs and assigns forever, after mine and my wife's decease.

Further,--I do give and bequeath to my son Sylas, after mine and my wife's decease, as aforesaid, one half moiety of
all my land called Robins, as is unfenced.. I mean only one half moiety, and part of the upland. To him the said Sylas,
his heirs and assigns forever.

And my Will is, and I do give and bequeath unto my elder son Paul Sares, all the rest and remain of my lands,
whatsoever, and every part and parcel of them whatsoever, after mine and my wife's decease, both upland and
meadow lands, which I have not in this my last Will, disposed of. To him the said Paul Sares, his heirs and assigns
forever.

And my Will is, and I do give unto Dorothy my wife, all my lands whatsoever to be at her dispose during her
natural life, and I do give unto her all my other goods and cattle whatsoever during her life, and at or before her
death, to give and bequeath them amongst my children, at her pleasure, who also I do make sole executrix of this my
last Will and testament: and do intreat my brother Thacher, with his two sons as friends in trust, to see this last will
performed.

Furthermore my Will is, that whereas I have bequeathed to my two sons Paul and Silas all that tract of upland
called Robins, as is unfenced, by an equal proportion between them, my Will is, I say, that my son-in-law Zachery
Padduck shall have two acres of the said upland before it be divided as aforesaid during his said wife's life: and after
the decease of his said wife, my will is, and I do give unto Ichabod Padduck the said two acres of Robins, and also
the aforesaid two acres adjoining to the house of his father, Zachery Padduck during his natural life.

In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand.
In the presence of The marke of
Anthony Thacher Richard (RS) Sares
Anthony Frey

Anthony Frey testifieth to the former part of this Will that he saw Richard Sares sign it as his last Will and
Testament, this second day of March, 1676.
Before me, John Freeman, Assistant

---

Be it known to all to whom these presents shall come, that I, Richard Sares of Yarmouth, in the Colony of New
Plymouth, as in this my Will before mentioned, being now weak in body, but of perfect sense and memory, do by
these presents ratify ad confirm my Will, as it has been made on the other side, bearing date the 10th of the third
month 1667.

And I do add hereto as followeth, that at my wife's decease my eldest son Paul Sares shall have and enjoy to his
own proper use, the house which I now live in, and my bed and the bedding thereto belonging, and my clothing, and
the cattle that shall be left at my wife's decease, and also my warming pan, and the earthen pott with the cover that
belongs to it, and the iron pot and table: and in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale, this third day
of February Anno Dom 1675.76.

In the presence of
John Thacher The mark of (RS) Richard Sare
Judah Thacher

I, John Thacher do testify, that myself and my brother did set our hands as Witnesses to this Will, as being his last
Will and Testament, and when my Uncle signed this Appendix to the Will, he delivered the Will to me, and desired
me to new draw the whole Will, and to leave out of the new draft, the legacy of land that is given to Ichabod
Padduck, for saith he, I have anseized it in another way, but if I die before you have done it, then it must go as it is;
and trouble took me off so that I did not redraw the Will.

I having this explained myself, do testify that this Will is the last Will and Testament of my Uncle Sares, so far as I
know.

This firft of March 1676.
Mr John Thacher attested to this Will before me,
John Freeman, Assistant

---

October the eighth day in the year of our Lord, one thousand, six hundred and seventy six,
This being a true Inventory of the Estate of Richard Sares, lately deceased, according to our best information and
judgement, taken by us whose names are underwritten, as followeth:

L s d

Imp his house and land 220 00 00
Item, five cows 10 00 00
Item, 1 bull, 1 heifer of three years and vantage 03 10 00
Item, 1 heifer of two years and vantage 01 10 00
Item, 5 year olds 05 00 00
Item, 2 calves 01 00 00
Item, his bed and the furniture thereto belonging 08 07 00
Item, more, w pairs of sheets 02 15 00
Item, 2 sheets, and 2 pairs of drawers 01 01 00
Item, 1 table cloth, 1 pillow beare, 1 napkin, 3 towels 00 08 00
Item, britches and hat 02 03 00
Item, his coat and cloak 02 00 00
Item, 1 pair of stockings and shoes 00 05 00
Item, 1 great Bible and other books 01 03 00
Item, pewter and tin 01 03 00
Item, brass 00 06 00
Item, 1 pair of stilliyards 00 15 00
Item, iron furniture for the fire 00 12 00
Item, more on rugg 00 04 00
Item, 2 chests 00 16 00
Item, 1 beer barrell & one earthen pott 00 04 00
Item, 3 chairs 00 07 00
Item, his bees 01 00 00
Item, other householdments 00 08 00
Item, more, two waistcoats 00 12 00
Item, 1 mare and colt 00 10 00
Item, debts in cash 01 19 00
Item, more 2 Indian trays

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169 06 06
[ed. May noticed the foot is incorrect 269 06 06]
Thomas Boarman
Lancher Winslow
Samuel Worden

This 15th day of November 1676.
Dorothy Sares the relict of Richard Sares, and Paul Sares his eldest son, made their appearance
and gave oath to the truth of this Inventory above written before me, John Freeman, Assistant.

Plymouth, ss. Apl 24, 1883. The foregoing is a true copy from Plymouth Colony Records, Vol III of Wills, folios
53, 54, 55.
Attest, Wm S Danforth, Reg.
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CHILDREN-DEATH-BIOGRAPHY: GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY of SOUTHERN NEW YORK
and the HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, Vol II;1640-1913; Lewis Historical Publishing Co, 1913; pp 507-510;

Brewster, NY Public Library; The several attempts of genealogists to trace the pre-American ancestry of the Sears
immigrant have met with many discouraging obstacles and few satisfactory results; while it seems to be pretty well
established that the family is one of great antiquity there has always existed a doubt regarding its origin, and there
are those who are disposed to place it among the old Holland families and bring forth Dutch intermarriages in
support of their reasoning. In these annals no attempt is made to investigate the subject of the origin of the family of
the Sears immigrant, for it is not known when or where he was born, and nothing of his parentage, although there
are various traditions and vague conclusions regarding his forbears. The family in America is fully strong enough in
every material respect to stand forever without the warrant of distinguished pre-American lineage. But in regard to
the apparent lack of earlier data the Sears family is only one in the long list of our best colonial families whose
history back of the immigrant is unknown, and the absence of definite knowledge of his ancestors is not to be taken
as evidence of doubtful or obscure origin, for the simple truth is that it has been found impossible to trace his
lineage in the mother country.

(I) Richard Sears appears in our New England colonial history with the mention of his name in the records of the
Plymouth colony tax list in 1633, when he was one of fourty-four persons there assessed nine shillings in corn at six
shillings per bushel. From Plymouth he soon crossed over to Marblehead, MA, and was taxed there, as shown by
the Salem list, in 1637-38. He also had a grant of four acres of land "where he had formerly planted," from which it
appears that he may have been in that plantation at some previous time. In 1639 he joined the colonists under
Anthony Thacher and went to Cape Cod and founded the town of Yarmouth. His first house was built on Quiver
Neck, and afterwards he built another house a short distance to the northwest of his first house there. In 1643 the
name of Richard Sears appears in the list of inhabitants of Yarmouth "liable to bear arms." He was made freeman in
1652, grand juror in 1652, took the oath of allegiance and fidelity in 1653, was constable in 1660, and
representative to the court in Plymouth in 1662. In 1664 Richard Sears, husbandman, purchased for twenty pounds
from Allis, widow of Governor William Bradford, a tract of land at Sesuit. He died in August, 1676, and was
buried March 19, 1678-79; but it is not certain that she was his only wife, or the mother of all or even any of his
children. Indeed, there is a presumption that he was previously married and that his children may have been born of
his former wife.

There is a Richard SEARS in the IGI AFN 4JDS-SW (1590-1676) with a daughter
listed as Mary??? Contributed by Tom Greene, 4906 Apple Tree Dr, Alexandria, VA 22310

Is John Satre his father? RIN -72

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MARR DATE CIR. 1637

Dennis, Cape Cod, p 59, 95, To add to the general depression of spirit, just as news of {Indian Chief} Philip's
demise was received, an epidemic of a virulent but unnamed sickness occurred in Yarmouth which brought more
personal suffering and grief than the whole {King Philip's} war had done. The record is torn and some names are
illegible, but the story is clear.

26 Aug 1676 _____ Sears was buried (must be Richard, will was probated), 29 Aug 1676 D___ Marchant buried...

(12 more by Dec)

The Ancestry of Thomas Brainerd by Dwight Brainerd Richard Sears born in England, about 1612; died at
Yarmouth, MA, buried 26 Aug 1676; married Dorothy Jones. A strange pedigree, in part at least concocted by that
able genealogist but (alas!) occasional fabricator of illustrious pedigrees, the late Horatio G Somerby, was given
circulation in 1857 when Rev. E H Sears included it in all innocence in Pictures of the Olden Time. This pedigree
was gently but effectively castigated by Samuel Pearce May in 1886 in an article, "Some Doubts concerning the
Sears Pedigree" published in The new England Historical and Genealogical Register (Vol 40, pp.261-268) Four
years later, Mr May brought out an authoritative genealogy of the Sears family.

He was taxed at Plymouth, 25 Mar 1633, but seems to have moved soon to Marblehead, then part of Salem, MA,
where his brother-in-law, Rev Anthony Thacher, settled in 1635. Early in 1639 he was among those who
accompanied Thacher in the settlement of Yarmouth.

Freeman, 1652; Constable, 1660; Deputy to the Plymouth General Court, 1662.

His will makes his "brother Thacher" a trustee of his estate, and Thacher's son John calls Richard Sears "uncle."
These terms led formerly to an assumption that his wife Dorothy was a Thacher, but that has been disproved,
and it is now accepted that she was a sister of Thacher's second wife, Elizabeth Jones. Their brother, Richard Jones
of Dorchester, MA, died intestate, and his widow in the inventory referred to her brother Thatcher, and also made
Anthony Thacher of Yarmouth a trustee of the estate. Samuel Jones, son of Richard, in his will in 1661, made
bequests to his six cousins in Yarmouth. Thacher had three children by his second (Jones) wife, and
Richard Sears had three children, and that accounts for the six. (Savage, Genealogical Dictionary (1862), Vol 4, p.
46, was misled by the pedigree and "family tradition" to the extent of giving Richard a mythical son, Knyvett.)
Also New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol 42, pp.77-79.


Author: Sears family.
Title: Papers, 1890-1975.
Description: 5 items. 28 cm.
Notes: In Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division.
Photocopies.
Correspondence, portions of printed matter, and
manuscript material relating to the descendants of Richard
Sares.
Subjects: Sears family.
Sares, Richard, 1590-1676.
Control No.: ocm06300206


193. Dorothy-69 was born about 1608. She died on 19 Mar 1678 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony.

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194. George Willard-228 was born on 14 Dec 1614 in Horsmonden, Kent, England and was christened on 4 Dec 1614 in Horsmonden, Kent, England. He died before 1656 in Nottingham, Prince Georges, MD. George married Dorothy Dunster-229 about 1641 in Scituate, Plymouth co, MA (MRIN:66).

Gale S Burwell christening place, marriage info

DRS George settled in Scituate where he became a citizen 1 Feb 1638/9. He was
called before the General Court to answer for "contempuous words " about the
church. Charges, which were a dispute about baptism by immersion or by
sprinkling, were not pushed and he was freed. He promptly joined Rev mr
Witherall's new church which baptized by sprinkling. There has been suggestion
that George married Dorothy Dunster. After George's third child had been
baptized , the family moved to Maryland. Deborah and Daniel returned to
Yarmouth.

Wm G Cooper Heavily fined in 1641 for "erroneous opinions." Younger brother of
Major Simon WIllard. Circa 1646 George removed, probably to MD.

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BAPM DATE DEC. 1614

BAPM PLAC Horsemonden, Kent, England

195. Dorothy Dunster-229 was born in 1618 in Baleholt, Lancaster, England.

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196. Major John Freeman-16204 was born on 28 Jan 1626/1627 in Billingshurst, England. He died on 28 Oct 1719 in Eastham, MA and was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, MA. John married Mercy Prence-16205 on 13 Feb 1649/1650 in Eastham, MA (MRIN:5319).

Chris
This is from "Cove Burying Ground 1660-1770, Bridge Road Cemetery
1754-1886"--a publication of the Eastham Historical Society, copyright
2000--the information is from a 1976 survey of the cemetery.

John Freeman (Major) died October 28th 1719 in the 98th year of his age
Here lyes buried ye body of Marcy Freeman wife to Major John Freeman aged 80
years decd. Sept ye 28th 1711

A sketch of Marcy's tomb is on the front cover
David

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Jim Eakins

Otis, Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families, p 76, Thomas Blossom was married by Maj John Freeman to Sarah
Ewer. p.371 - Samuel Fuller bought meadow of his brother Matthew that was Maj John Freeman's... p. 386 Major
John Freeman, a son of Edmund, born in England in 1622, was a more distinguished man than his father. He
removed to Eastham, and married 13th Feb. 1650, Mercy, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence. He lived to a venerable
old age, and in the ancient graveyard in that town are monuments wrought in the mother country to his, and his
wife's memory. His wife died first, and on her curiously wrought gravestone a heart is depicted within which her
epitaph is engraved in small capital letters.

HERE LYES
BURIED YE BODY
OF MARCY FREEMAN
WIFE TO MAJOR
FREEMAN AGED
80 YEARS DEC'D
SEPT. 28TH
1711


HERE LYES THE
BODY OF MAJOR
JOHN FREEMAN
DEC'D OCTOBER YE
28TH 1719
IN YE 98TH YEAR
OF HIS AGE

Stratton, Plymouth Colony Its History and People, p. 109-110 "Following the death of Governor Prence in 1673,
Josias Winslow .. governed with the aid of Assistants ... John Freeman, who had also arrived as a young boy, the
son of late Assistant Mr Edmond Freeman, and the husband of Mercy prence, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence and
graddaughter of Elder Brewster;...

197. Mercy Prence-16205 was born in Jun 1631 in Plymouth, MA. She died on 28 Sep 1711 in Eastham, MA.

HERE LYES Ye BODY OF
MERCY FREEMAN
DEC'D NOV'r 5
1736
IN Ye 6th YEAR
OF HER AGE

This information is from a 1904 survey and is confirmed by Freeman genealogists. The gravestone was not found in
a 1976 Cove Cem survey. The format for the inscription is approximate.


198. Capt Jonathan Sparrow-16222 was born about 1633. He died on 21 Mar 1706/1707 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA. Jonathan married Rebecca Bangs-16223 on 28 Oct 1654 in Eastham, Barnstable, Ma. (MRIN:5329).

JN Churchyard- Jonathan Sparrow was the son of Richard Sparrow and his wife
Pandora ---. He migrated with his parents to Plymouth before 1632. He m. 1st
Rebecca Bangs, 2d Hannah Prence, dau. of Gov Thomas Prence and widow of
Nathaniel Mayo and 3d Sara Lewis, dau. of George Lewis and widow of James Cobb.
He held numerous public offices including that of schoolmaster, and acted as
an attorney for townsmen. He was deputy at 19 sessions of the colonial court,
and commanded a troop of horse. He participated in the great swamp fight of 19
Dec 1675 as a first lieutenant of Capt John Gorham's company. He left a will
and much land. Ref Cape Cod Seriesd, Vol II, History and Genealogy of the
Mayflower planters and First Comers to ye Olde Colonie, Leon
!DRS He was raised from Ensign to Lieutenant in 1675, and served in that
capacity in King Philip's War, for which he was awarded land in Gorham, ME. He
eventually was given a Captaincy and used that title the rest of his life.

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199. Rebecca Bangs-16223 was born about 1636 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony. She died before 1677.

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CONFLICT: d. abt 1665

Ninth Generation

388. Richard Willard-13577 was born in 1568 in Of Horsmonden, Kent, Kent, England. He died in Feb 1616 in Horsmonden, Kent, England. Richard married Joan Morebread-13578 (MRIN:4354).

Gale S Burwell submitter
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389. Joan Morebread-13578 was born in 1592 in <Horsmonden, Kent, England>. She died after 8 Mar 1616 in , England and was buried on 25 Feb 1616/1617 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.

Gale S Burwell
!Widow Morebread

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390. Henry Dunster-17881 was born in 1606 in Bury, Lancaster, England. He died on 27 Feb 1658/1659 in Scituate, MA. Henry married Elizabeth-14263 (MRIN:4605).

Also shows born Baleholt, Lnacaster


391. Elizabeth-14263 was born in 1596 in <Baleholt, Lancaster, England>.

392. Edmond Freeman-16221 was christened on 25 Jul 1596 in St Mary's Church, Pulborough, Sussex, England. He died on 2 Nov 1682 in Sandwich, Plymouth Colony. Edmond married Bennett Hodsoll-19880 on 16 Jun 1617 in Pulborough, England (MRIN:5328).

See Research Book #3, p.15

He came on Abigail in 1635 with wife Elizabeth. She d 14 Feb 1676
Stratton, Plymouth Colony Its History & People, p. 293-4, baptism, marriage, death from Dawes-Gates(p 349-64)
He sailed for New England with four surviving children and some other people with his surname on the Abigail in
July 1635, and he settled first at Saugus (Lynn) in the Bay Colony. He was evidently the leader of the Saugus men
who moved in 1637 to Sandwich, and it was to him that a deed was grantged as agent for the others. He became an
Assistant in Plymouth Colony, but was not reelected in 1646, and Edward Winslow wrote to Gov. John Winthrop in
Boston that "I suppose the country left [Freeman] out in regard of his professed Anabaptistry & Separacon from the
Churches" (MHS Collections, 4th Series, 6:178). The Dawes-Gates account shows also that he was of an
unothodox nature for his time and place, and was later sympathetic to the Quakers.

His will dated 21 June 1682, proved 2 November 1682, named his three "sons," Edmond Freeman, John Freeman
and Edward Perry....also named were his daughter Elizabeth Ellis, and his grandsons Matthias Freeman and Thomas
Paddy.

393. Bennett Hodsoll-19880 was born in 1600 in Pulborough, England. She died in 1630 in Pulborough, England.

Stratton, Plymouth Colony Its History & People, p. 293-4, marriage, death from Dawes-Gates(p 349-64)

394. Thomas Prence Governor-22981 was born in 1600 in Of Lechlade, Gloucester, England, England and was christened in 1600 in England. He died on 29 Mar 1673 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA, [18] and was buried on 8 Apr 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA. Thomas married Patience Brewster-16207 on 5 Aug 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, [18] (MRIN:7966).

DRS His father was a carriage-maker. Gov Prence emigrated in company with
Jonathan Brewster on the "Fortune" which sailed from London Jul 1621. Of the
eight Plymouth "undertakers," he was the only one who did not sail on the
"Mayflower." Thomas was an unusual man,a man of great usefullness and ability,
fearless in making stern decisions, yet prone to show mercy. While residing in
Duxbury, in 1634 he was selected governor for one year. He was elected again
in 1638 after he had moved and helped found the town of Eastham, but a law had
been passed requiring the governor to live in Plymouth, so he declined. He was
granted permisson to live elsewhere! When Governor Bradford died, Prence was
unanimously chosen to succeed him, held the office for sixteen years until he
died. His home which overlooked the sea, was called "Plain Dealing," now known
as Seaside. His handling in 1661 of the first witchcraft excitement in
Plymouth was sane and peremptory and discouraged recurrence. His humane
attitude towards Indians prevented Indian troubles in Plymouth. For almost
twenty years, with a handful of others, he carried an almost unbelievable
burden of personal financial responsibility for the Colony. His administration
is noted for his support of free education. He served in forming the
confederation of the united colonies. One unhappy trait must be admitted, his
intolerance of Quakers.

The Mayflower Planters, p.80 shows him from All Saints, Barking, London
!PSC shows d. place Eastham, MA

395. Patience Brewster-16207 was born about 1595 in Scrooby, N, England, England. She died before 12 Dec 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, [18].

Mayflower passenger with her parents

396. Richard Sparrow-18383 was born in , England. He died on 3 Jan 1660/1661. Richard married Pandora-18384 (MRIN:6205).

JN Churchyard - Richard Sparrow with Pandora, came from England (supposed from
the county of Kent) in the ship "Ann", and landed at Plymouth, from whence he
went to Middleborough, where he resided until about 1650, when he came to
Eastham, now Orleans, bringing with him his son Jonathan, an only child. In
1658 he was chosen to represent the town, as a delegate to Plymouth, to consult
about military affairs of the Colony. He served seven terms as surveyor of
highways. He was many times a juror, and was a constable in 1640 and 41.

He died at Eastham in Jan 1660 and was buried, together with his wife and son
Jonathan, in the oldest burying place, at what is now S Eastham, where is seen
a stone bearing the name and age of his son. Beside the latter there are two
graves supposed to be those of the two wives of Capt JOnathan. He was born
about 1580. His will is dated 19 Nov 1660.

His first residence was near the cemetery where he lies. In 1665 his widow
sold the place and came to live with her son at E Orleans (then Eastham).
Richard Sparrow bequeathed at his death all his lands and goods in
Middleborough and Eastham to his son Jonathan and his eldest grandson John.

397. Pandora-18384.

398. Edward Bangs Capt-1002 was born about 1591 in Panfield, Essex, England and was christened on 8 Oct 1591 in Panfield, Essex Co, England. He died in 1677/1678 in Eastham, MA. Edward married Rebecca Hobart-996 about 1635 in Plymouth, MA (MRIN:449).

WGC He was the first shipwright to come to Plymouth. He met his future 2nd
wife, Lydia Hicks, and her mother on the ship "Anne", which arrived at
Plymouth 10 Jul 1623. He also became a merchant. After moving to Eastham, MA
in Apr 1644 he became town treasurer, 1646-1665.

!WGC - ltr 7 Dec 93

!JN Churchyard- His father was John Bangs of Panfield and grandfather was
Richard Bangs, Sheriff of Norwich, in 1577, first known of this line.

In 1623 Edward and Lydia migrated to the Plymouth Colony in the "Anne." Lydia
had at least two children.

Edward drew four shares in the 1627 division for himself, his wife, and his
two sons Jonathan and John. He was made a freeman in 1633 and removed to
Eastham in 1644 with the founders of that town, where he served as
grand-juryman, and overseer of the board. He was deputy to the colony court
for four or five years. The first vessel built in Plymouth was a barque of 40
or 50 tons, and Edward Bangs had charge of construction, as he had been a
shipwright by occupation in England. His will is
dated 19 Oct 1677 and was proved at Plymouth on 5 Mar 1677/8.

DRS- In 1657 he was licensed to sell wine and strong waters at Eastham
"provided it bee for the refreshment of the English and not bee sold to the
Indians." He m. aft 1627, Lydia Hicks and (2d or 3d) Rebecca Hobart.

!Wm G Cooper - He was Officer of the Guard against the Indians.

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BAPM DATE OCT 28 1591

BAPM PLAC Panfield, Essex, England

Arrived in Plymouth, Ma. in July 1623 on the third of the original three
Pilgram ships the "Anne".

MARR DATE CIR. 1627

399. Rebecca Hobart-996 was born on 11 Dec 1611 in Hingham, Norfolk, MA, England and was christened on 29 Dec 1611 in , England. She died in 1697 in Hingham, Suffolk, MA.

Hobart is often found as Hubbard

!WGC - ltr 7 Dec 93
!Wm G Cooper - new b. date 29 Dec 1611. Rebecca joined Edward in a deed dated
1651.

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Tenth Generation

776. Simon Willard-17887 was born in , England. He died in Gowthurst, Kent, England. Simon married Elizabeth-17888 (MRIN:5992).

777. Elizabeth-17888 was born in , England. She died in Gowthurst, Kent, England.

780. Henry Dunster-17882 was born in 1580 in Baleholt, Lancaster, England. He died in 1646 in Bury, England.

784. Edmond Freeman-20876 was born about 1572 in Of Pulborough, England. He died on 6 Jun 1623 in Pulborough, England. Edmond married Alice Coles-20877 before 1596 in Of Pulborough (MRIN:7094).

Stratton, Plymouth Colony Its History & People, p. 293-4, child from Dawes-Gates(p 349-64)

785. Alice Coles-20877 was born about 1576 in Of Pulborough, England. She died on 14 Feb 1651 in Reigate, Sussex, England.

Stratton, Plymouth Colony Its History & People, p. 293-4, from Dawes-Gates(p 349-64)

786. John Hodsoll-19881 was born about 1560. He died on 1 Aug 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England. John married Faith Gratwick-19882 (MRIN:6692).

787. Faith Gratwick-19882.

788. Thomas Prence-22983 was born about 1575 in Lechlade, Gloucester, England, [18]. He died in 1630 in All Saints, Barking, London, [18]. Thomas married Elizabeth Tolderby-22984 (MRIN:7967).

789. Elizabeth Tolderby-22984 was born about 1577 in Lechlade, Gloucester, England, [18].

790. William Brewster Rev.-16219 was born about 1566/1567 in Scrooby, England. He died on 10 Apr 1644 in Plymouth, MA. William married Mary Wyrall-16220 (MRIN:5327).

DRS His parents were probably William and mary (Smythe) Brewster of Scrooby,
Notinghampshire, England. He entered Peterhouse, Cambridge University, but
apparently did not graduate. He was assistant to one of Queen Elizabeth's
Secretaries of State, then became involved in the Separatist movement, was
imprisoned, fled to Holland where he became ruling elder of the separatist
church. He supported himself and his family by running a printing business.
He continued as ruling elder of the church until his death. His church in
Duxbury, MA still stands and is being used. He came to Plymouth on the 1620
"Mayflower" with his wife Mary and their sons Love and Wrestling. (There is no
conclusive evidence of the parentage of Mary).


791. Mary Wyrall-16220 was born in 1568/1569. She died on 17 Apr 1627 in Plymouth, MA.

BFW shows surname Wentworth
Also IGI with father T Wentworth and mother G Gascoigne


796. John Banges-520 was born about 1567 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He died on 11 Feb 1631/1632 in Hempsted, Essex, England. John married Jane Chavis-519 on 30 Jan 1586 in Panfield, Essex, England (MRIN:188).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris - Ancestral File has date of death for
both John & Jane as 11 Feb 1632. Could be a typo.

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797. Jane Chavis-519 was born about 1563 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. She died on 11 Feb 1632 in 

Hemstead, Essex, England.

Wm G Cooper - Also shows surname Chaire or Charis or Chaien of Hemstead,
Essex, England

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798. Edmund Hubbard/Hobart-518 was born on 1 Jan 1573 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 8 Mar 1645 in Hingham, Suffolk, MA. Edmund married Margaret Dewey-992 on 7 Sep 1600 (MRIN:210).

Wm G Cooper ltr from Loretta Tenteris - shows d. date 1646. He arr. at
Charlestown, MA from hingham, England in 1633, accompanied by his servant henry
Gibbs. Freeman there 4 Mar 1634. Removed to hingham, MA 1635. Town
Representative there 1639-42.

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799. Margaret Dewey-992 was born about 1575 in Wymondham, Norfolk, England. She died in Sep 1633 in Charleston, Suffolk, MA.

Wm G Cooper

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Eleventh Generation

1552. Richard Willard-17889 was born in Brenchley, Kent, England. He died after 18 Sep 1558.

1560. Robert Dunster-17883 was born in 1555 in Baleholt, Lancaster, England. He died in Aug 1599 in , Lancaster, England. Robert married Jony Scholes-17884 (MRIN:5990).

1561. Jony Scholes-17884 was buried in 1624 in Bury, England.

1568. John Freeman-20879 was born about 1541 in Bentley, England. He married Isham-20880 (MRIN:7096).

1569. Isham-20880 was born about 1545.

1570. George Coles-20878 was born about 1550.

1572. John Hodsoll-20886 was born about 1534. He married Faith Thomas Hodsell-20887 (MRIN:7100).

1573. Faith Thomas Hodsell-20887 was born in 1538.

1578. John Tolderby Dr.-22985 was born about 1551 in , [18].

1580. William Brewster-19878 was born about 1534. He died in 1590. William married Mary Smythe-19879 (MRIN:6691).

1581. Mary Smythe-19879 was born about 1535. She died about 1566.

1582. Thomas Wyrall-20873 was born in Of Loversoll, England. He died in 1590. Thomas married Frances Malory-20874 after 1553 (MRIN:7092).

1583. Frances Malory-20874.

1592. Richard Bangs-18399 was born about 1536 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He died on 21 Nov 1586. Richard married Margaret-19885 (MRIN:6209).

JN Churchyard Sheriff of Norwich, 1577 a tanner
!Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

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OCCU Sheriff Norwich, England

1593. Margaret-19885 was born in 1540. She died in 1592.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Ternteris


1596. Henry Hobart Sir-19886 was born about 1565 in Plumstead, Norfolk, England. He died on 29 Dec 1625. Henry married Dorothy Bell-19887 on 21 Apr 1590 in Blickling, Norfolk, England (MRIN:6694).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris


1597. Dorothy Bell-19887 was born on 19 Oct 1572 in Beaupre, Norfolk, England. She died in Covent Garden, England.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Terteris

1598. Robert Dewey-23927 married Margaret Stayse-23928 (MRIN:8390).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

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1599. Margaret Stayse-23928.

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Twelfth Generation

3120. Henry Dunster-17885 was born in 1530 in Tottington, Lancaster, England. He died in 1605 in Bury, England. Henry married Elizabeth Undsworth-17886 (MRIN:5991).

3121. Elizabeth Undsworth-17886.

3136. Henry Freeman-20881 was born about 1515. He married Mary Wintershall-20882 (MRIN:7097).

3137. Mary Wintershall-20882 was born about 1519.

3160. William Brewster-20883 married Maude Man-20884 before 1580 (MRIN:7098).

3161. Maude Man-20884.

3162. William Smythe-20885.

3164. Hugh Wyrall-20905 died in 1558. He married Ann Knotsforth-20906 (MRIN:7111).

3165. Ann Knotsforth-20906.

3166. Christopher Malory-20875 was born in Of Tickhill, Yorkshire, England.

3192. Thomas Hobart-19888 was born about 1537 in , Norfolk, England. He died on 17 Jan 1600. Thomas married Audrey Hare-19889 (MRIN:6695).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

3193. Audrey Hare-19889 was born about 1541 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

3194. Robert Bell Sir-23929 was born about 1537 in Beaupre Hall, Norfolk, England. He died on 25 Jul 1577. Robert married Dorothy Beaupre-23930 on 15 Oct 1559 in , Norfolk, England (MRIN:8391).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

3195. Dorothy Beaupre-23930 was born about 1539 in Beaupre Hall, Norfolk, England.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

13. Generation

6328. John Wyrall-20907 married Margaret Wombwell-20908 (MRIN:7112).

6329. Margaret Wombwell-20908.

6330. Philip Knotsforth-20910 married Market Rasen-20911 (MRIN:7114).

6331. Market Rasen-20911.

6332. John Malory-20888 died in 1528. He married Elizabeth Read-20889 on 24 Nov 1515 (MRIN:7101).

6333. Elizabeth Read-20889.

6384. Miles Hobart Sir-19890 was born about 1479. He married Eleanor Bleveshasset-19891 (MRIN:6696).

Wm G Cooper ltr from Loretta Tenteris & seated at Plomstead


6385. Eleanor Bleveshasset-19891 was born about 1507.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris - spells Elinor Blaverhasset


6386. William Hare-23931 married Alice Rugge-23932 (MRIN:8392).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

6387. Alice Rugge-23932.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris


6390. Edmund Beaupre-23933 was born in 1480 in Outwell, Norfolk, England. He died on 14 Feb 1658 in Outwell, Norfolk, England. Edmund married Catherine Bedingfield-23934 about 1527 in Outwell, Norfolk, England (MRIN:8393).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

6391. Catherine Bedingfield-23934 was born about 1505 in Outwell, Norfolk, England. She died in Feb 1603 in Outwell, Norfolk, England.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

14. Generation

12658. Hugh Wombwell-20909.

12660. Thomas Knotsforth-20912 married Jane Savage-20913 (MRIN:7115).

12661. Jane Savage-20913.

12664. William Malory Sir-20890.

12666. William Read Sir-20891 died in 1527. He married Anne Donne-20892 (MRIN:7103).

12667. Anne Donne-20892 died before 1507.

12768. James Hobart Sir-19892 was born about 1436 in Of Halles Hall, Norwich. He married Margaret Naunton-19893 (MRIN:6697).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris says b. abt 1436, Monks Eleigh,
Suffolk, England, m. Margery Lyhart

12769. Margaret Naunton-19893 died in 1498.

12770. John Blaverhasset-23935 was born about 1481. He married Jane Tindall-23936 (MRIN:8394).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

12771. Jane Tindall-23936 was born about 1483.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

12782. Philip Bedingfield-23937 was born about 1479. He married Walsingham-23938 (MRIN:8395).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

12783. Walsingham-23938 was born about 1481.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

15. Generation

25322. Edward Savage Sir-20914 died in 1513.

25332. William Read-20893 died about 1473. He married Mauntell-20894 (MRIN:7104).

25333. Mauntell-20894.

25334. John Donne Sir-20899 died in 1503. He married Elizabeth Hastings-20900 before 1465 (MRIN:7108).

25335. Elizabeth Hastings-20900.

25536. William Hobart-19895 was born in Of Gedford St, Keyham.

Wm G Cooper say this was Thomas Hobart b. abt 1409, Leyham, Suffolk, England

25538. Peter Naunton-19894.

25564. Thomas Bedingfield-23939 was born about 1445. He married Joan Busard-23940 (MRIN:8396).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

25565. Joan Busard-23940 was born about 1447.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

16. Generation

50644. John Savage Sir-20915 married Katharine Stanley-20916 (MRIN:7117).

50645. Katharine Stanley-20916.

50664. Edmund Read-20896 was born in 1413. He died in 1489. Edmund married Agnes Cotlesmore-20897 (MRIN:7106).

50665. Agnes Cotlesmore-20897.

50666. Walter Mauntell Sir-20895.

50670. Leonard Hastings Sir-20901 died in Oct 1455. He married Alice Camoys-20902 (MRIN:7109).

50671. Alice Camoys-20902.

51072. Thomas Hobart-19896 married Ellen Church-19897 in 1458 (MRIN:6700).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris says this was William Hobart, b. abt
1383

51073. Ellen Church-19897.

51128. John Bedingfield-23941 was born about 1419. He married Alice Stoneham-23942 (MRIN:8397).

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

51129. Alice Stoneham-23942 was born about 1421.

Wm G Cooerp - ltr from Loretat Tenteris

51130. John Busard-23943 was born about 1421 in Ditchingham, England.

Wm G Cooper - ltr from Loretta Tenteris

17. Generation

101330. John Cotlesmore-20898.

101342. Thomas Camoys Lord-20903 married Elizabeth Mortimer-20904 (MRIN:7110).

101343. Elizabeth Mortimer-20904.

102144. John Hobart-19902.

102146. Robert At Church-19898.

102258. Walter Stoneham-23944.

Wm G Cooper - ltr form Loretta Tenteris

18. Generation

204288. Godfrey Hobart-19903 was born in La Tye.

204292. Robert At Church-19899 married Ellen Taylor-19900 (MRIN:6702).

204293. Ellen Taylor-19900.

19. Generation

408576. John Hobart-19904 was born in Of Delatye.

408586. John Taylor-19901.

Alias Amfrey of Kellegoy


Appendix A - Sources

1. Samuel P. May, The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1638-1888 (Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1890, Albany, NY), pp. 41-48, 4 Nov 0097, Ray Sears, 1301 Highland Way, Duncan, OK 73533.

2. Samuel P. May, The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1638-1888, p. 41.

3. Samuel P. May, The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1638-1888, pp. 23-40, 4 Nov 0097. " The parentage, place and date of birth of Richard Sears are alike unknown."