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NORTON line from Somerset to Martha's Vineyard (via ESTHER NORTON) to JEREMIAH NORTON in NZ

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Nicholas Norton immigrated from Somerset to Massachusetts. He had 5 children whose descendants would re-marry back into their Norton blood relatives. These five children were all ancestors of JEREMIAH CROWELL NORTON. They were:

ISAAC
JOSEPH
BENJAMIN
RUTH
ESTHER

This is one line through ESTHER born 1668


(UNKNOWN) NORTON born about 1510 Somerset, England

Had the following named children:
WILLIAM
JOHN died about 1576; tanner
ROBERT died 1590 Wells; innholder

WILLIAM NORTON born about 1535 Whitelackington, Somerset; tanner

Had the following named children:
NICHOLAS
WILLIAM

NICHOLAS NORTON born 1562 Whitelackington, Somerset; died 1616 Broadway, Somerset; Parish Church Warden;

Had the following named children:
JOHN born about 1590 Broadway, Somerset
JOAN buried 1598
JAMES buried 1678 Broadway
JOSEPH baptised 3 Feb 1607
NICHOLAS
ELIZABETH baptised 1612 Broadway

NICHOLAS NORTON born 1610 Broadway, Somerset; died 1676 Massachusetts, USA; tanner; married ELIZABETH (ISAAC?) Weymouth, Massachusetts

They had the following named children:
*ISAAC born 3 May 1641 Weymouth, Massachusetts; died about 1723; married RUTH BAYES
JACOB born 1 Mar 1643
ELIZABETH born 1646; married JAMES PEASE
HANNAH born 1648; married:
1. AUGUSTINE WILLIAMS (of Stonington, Connecticut);
2. MR BROWNE (of Killingworth, Connecticut)
*JOSEPH born Mar 1651; married:
1. MARY BAYES;
2. ANN TRAPP
*RUTH born 1657; married MOSES CLEVELAND
*BENJAMIN born 1659; married HANNAH BOLTER
SARAH born 1665; married JOHN STANBRIDGE (of Newport, Rhode Island)
PRISCILLA born 1666; married JOHN BUTLER
*ESTHER
MARY born 1669; married THOMAS WOOLLEN


ESTHER NORTON born 1668; married:

1. SAMUEL HUXFORD (died 1690)

They had the following named children:
HEPZIBAH born 1682; married JOHN MARCHANT
SAMUEL born 1683


2. JONATHAN DUNHAM born 1661 Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 1745 Edgartown, Dukes County, Marthas Vineyard

They had the following named children:
CORNELIUS
ESTHER born about 1697
RUTH born about 1698; married GIDEON CARTWRIGHT


CORNELIUS DUNHAM born about 1693 Edgartown, Massachusetts; died 1737 Edgartown, Dukes County, Marthas Vineyard; married JEMIMA NORTON (born 1702 Edgartown; died 3 Apr 1794 Edgartown). JEMIMA also was a descendant of NICHOLAS NORTON through JOSEPH NORTON.

They had the following named children:
SHUBAEL born about 14 Nov 1723; married LYDIA CHASE
JEMIMA

JEMIMA DUNHAM born 5 Jul 1726 Edgartown; married (Lieutenant Colonel) MELATIAH DAVIS (born 9 Oct 1716; died 9 Jan 1795 Edgartown, Massachusetts)

They had the following named children:
SHUBAEL married JANE WEST
MARY
BENJAMIN born 1752; married MARY DAGGETT
JOHN born 27 Feb 1746
MELATIAH born 17 Nov 1747; married NATHAN BASSETT


MARY (MOLLY) DAVIS born 14 Jan 1744; died 20 Feb 1820; married:

1. Henry Norton (born 1738 Edgartown; drowned 30 Aug 1764) on 22 Dec 1763 in Edgartown.

2. SAMUEL NORTON (born 16 Apr 1743 Marthas Vineyard; died 23 Nov 1801) 23 Nov 1766

They had the following named children:
HENRY born 1767
DEBORAH
TRISTRAM born 17 Aug 1772; married SALLY BUTLER
MARY born 11 May 1775; married DENNIS DAVIS
LYDIA bapt. 31 Aug 1784; married FRANCIS NORTON
SAMUEL bapt. 31 Aug 1784; married ANNA DAVIS
HEPSIBAH born 1787; married CORNELIUS DAVIS


DEBORAH NORTON born 1770; died 14 July 1849; married ISAAC NORTON (born 1771 Marthas Vineyard; died 12 Apr 1843) 28 Nov 1791

They had the following named children:
JANE
POLLY DAVIS
DEBORAH WOODIS born 1800; died 23 Feb 1873; married WILLIAM FARRAND


POLLY DAVIS NORTON born 24 Mar 1794 Edgartown; died in Nov 1874 Edgartown; married SHUBAEL CLAGHORN NORTON (born 27 May 1794 Edgartown; died Aug 1871 Edgartown) 22 Sept 1816 Edgartown.

Children:
JEREMIAH CROWELL
JANE WEST born 4 Apr 1821 (twin.); married JOSEPH THAXTER 16 Mar 1845.
HENRY D. born 4 Apr 1821 (twin.); married MARY A. BEETLE 6 Jan 1848.
ABIGAIL S. born 29 Feb 1824
SHUBAEL CLAGHORN JR, born 31 Jan 1825.
MARY DAVIS born 14 May 1829; married PHILIP C. SMITH JR. 1 Dec 1847.
DEBORAH A. born 25 Feb 1833; married JERUEL WEST 1 Jan 1852.
CORDELIA V. born 1 Sep 1834

JEREMIAH CROWELL NORTON born 6 June 1819; married MARGARET STUART VINCENT (born 2 Dec 1821) on 6 Oct 1845 in Edgartown.

Child of JEREMIAH and MARGARET:
ABBY, born 14 Oct 1853; married GEORGE NOLAN 1 Jan 1874.

Then he sailed to NZ where he married (possibly bigamously) ANN(A) CLARA SIMONS on 5 July 1862 in Auckland NZ

JEREMIAH died 31st Aug 1897 Northland, NZ.

I hope this can help anyone who are researching these lines.

This is just one of my wife's ancestral lines.

by ALV Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-04-21 03:36:19

Looking for all my family and my wife's links - basically Norton, Simons, Curtis, Wright, Vickers, Lambert, Ashby, Williams, May, Scott, Smith, Hambling, Timperley (Timperly), Davis, Pease, Howe, Thomas, Osborne, Corthine, Hardwick, Powis, Huckens, Vickery, Phelps, Howland, Chipman, Bassett, Claghorn,Cleveland, Dunham, Robinson, Mayhew, Hawes, Winn, Soule, Slade, Waterman, Dangerfield, Orpin, Camp, Singyard, Houghton,Leakey, Garland, Dawe, Lawrence & Cleal.

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