Saturday, September 18, 2010

Surname Saturday -- METCALF (England > MA > NH > NY)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 105 - who is the unknown paternal grandmother of Devier J. Lamphier Smith; next on the list is number 107, who is the unknown maternal grandmother of Devier J. Lamphier Smith; next on the list is #111 - Mary Metcalf (ca 1789 - ca 1860), one of my 4th-great-grandparents.

My ancestral line back through seven generations of METCALF families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

6. Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7. Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

12. Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946)
13. Abbie Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944)

26. Devier J. Smith (1839-1894)
27. Abigail Vaux (1844-1931)

54. Samuel Vaux (1816- after 1880)
55. Mary Ann Underhill (1815 - after 1880)

110. Amos Underhill, born 15 April 1772 in Chester, Rockingham County, NH; died 15 October 1865 in Aurora, Erie County, NY. He was the son of 220. John Underhill and 221. Hannah Colby. He married 25 March 1801 in Piermont, Grafton, NH.
111. Mary Metcalf, born about 1780 in Piermont, Grafton County, NH; died before 1860 in Aurora, Erie County, NY.

Children of Amos Underhill and Mary Metcalf are: Cyras Metcalf Underhill (1804-1841); James Pierce Underhill (1809-1894); Almeda Underhill (1813-1859); Mary Ann Underhill (1815- ~1880), Frederick Underhill (1820-????)

222. Burgess Metcalf, born 28 August 1741 in Medway, Norfolk County, MA; died 26 September 1816 in Piermont, Grafton County, NH. He married before 1770 in probably Piermont, Grafton County, NH.
223. Jerusha, born about 1750; died 09 June 1817 in Piermont, Grafton County, NH.

Children of Burgess Metcalf and Jerusha are: Ephraim Metcalf (1770-1858); Samuel Metcalf (1771-????); Burgess Metcalf (1772-1831); Sally Metcalf (1774-????); Cyrus Metcalf (1776-1843); Meletiah Metcalf (1778-????); Mary Metcalf (1780-1860); Joseph Metcalf (1781-1796); Jerusha Metcalf (1789-1864); Michael C. Metcalf (1791-????); Chandler Metcalf (1798-1842);

444. Michael Metcalf, born 12 August 1706 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died in Keene, Cheshire County, NH. He married 02 July 1728 in Medway, Norfolk County, MA.
445. Melatiah Hamant, born 26 May 1704 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died 30 December 1751 in Keene, Cheshire County, NH. She was the daughter of 890. Timothy Hamant and 891. Melatiah Clark.

Children of Michael Metcalf and Melatiah Hamant are: Oliver Metcalf (1729-1797); Michael Metcalf (1730-1777)l Melatiah Metcalf (1732-1766); Amity Metcalf (1734-????); Abijah Metcalf (1735-1815); Sarah Metcalf (1737-????); Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816); Silas Metcalf (1745-????).

888. Michael Metcalf, born 10 October 1680 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died 05 March 1761 in Keene, Cheshire County, NH. He married 21 March 1703/04 in Mendon, Worcester County, MA.
889. Lydia White, born 10 May 1686 in Mendon, Worcester County, MA. She was the daughter of 1778. Joseph White and 1779. Lydia Copeland.

Children of Michael Metcalf and Lydia White are: Michael Metcalf (1706-????); John Metcalf (1709-1791); Joseph Metcalf (1714-1759); Jonathan Metcalf (1715-????); Elizabeth Metcalf (1718-????); Lydia Metcalf (1721-????).

1776. Michael Metcalf, born 20 August 1650 in Dedham, Norfolk County, MA; died 09 December 1691 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. He married 21 December 1676 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA.
1777. Elizabeth Bowers, born 24 May 1654 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA; died 02 September 1724 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. She was the daughter of 3554. John Bowers and 3555. Mary.

Children of Michael Metcalf and Elizabeth Bowers are: Michael Metcalf (1680-1761); Sarah Metcalf (1683-????); Samuel Metcalf (1685-1740); Elizabeth Metcalf (1686-????); Jonathan Metcalf (1686-1758).

3552. John Metcalf, born before 05 September 1622 in Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND; died 08 October 1690 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. He married 22 March 1646/47 in Dedham, Norfolk County, MA.
3553. Mary Chickering, born About 1628 in Ringsfield, Suffolk, ENGLAND; died 15 March 1697/98 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA. She was the daughter of 7106. Francis Chickering and 7107. Anne Fiske.

Children of John Metcalf and Mary Chickering are: John Metcalf (1648-1738); Michael Metcalf (1650-1691); Mary Metcalf (1652-1727); Elizabeth Metcalf (1654-1735); Joseph Metcalf (1658-1741); Experience Metcalf (1661-1730); Hannah Metcalf (1664-1719); Mary Metcalf (1668-1727).

7104. Michael Metcalf, born before 17 June 1587 in Tatterford, Norfolk, ENGLAND; died 24 December 1664 in Dedham, Norfolk County, MA. He was the son of 14208. Leonard Metcalf and 14209. Amy Thursby. He married 13 October 1616 in Hingham, Norfolk, ENGLAND.
7105. Sarah Elwyn, born before 17 June 1593 in Hingham, Norfolk, ENGLAND; died 13 November 1644 in Dedham, Norfolk County, MA. She was the daughter of 14210. Thomas Elwyn and 14211. Elizabeth Bensley.

Children of Michael Metcalf and Sarah Elwyn are: Michael Metcalf (1617-????); Mary Metcalf (1619-1672); Michael Metcalf (1620-1654); John Metcalf (1622-1690); Sarah Metcalf (1625-1671); Elizabwth Metcalf (1626-1711); Martha Metcalf (1628-1717); Thomas Metcalf (1630-1702); Ann Metcalf (1632-????); Jane Metcalf (1632-1710); Rebecca Metcalf (1635-1667).

Much of the data above was obtained from the recently published book by Howard N. Metcalfe, Some Descendants of Rev. Leonard Metcalf of Tatterford Parish, Norfolk, England, Westminster, MD, Heritage Books, Inc., 2003. The book covers nine generations, and is fully sourced. The first five generations are online at the web page Some Descendants of Rev. Leonard Metcalf, based on the book.

I imagine that there will be several readers who are cousins through this Metcalf ancestry. The only real "mystery ancestor" in this line is #223 Jerusha, the wife of #222 Burgess Metcalf. I don't know her maiden name nor her parents. There was speculation that the maiden name was Chandler since the last child was given that first name, but I've seen no evidence to support it. If a reader has documented information about Jerusha's ancestry, I would love to know about it.

2 comments:

Bill West said...

Hi Randy,
We have a cousin connection here. I'm descended from Michael Metcalf and Sara Elwyn though their daughter
Elizabeth who married Thomas Bancroft.

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Randy,

You have so many ancestors from my neighborhood! It's fun for me to see. Metcalf is certainly a prolific name in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. I'll have to see if I can find gravestones for any of your folks.

Marian