Saturday, October 3, 2015

Surname Saturday -- LOKER (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1161 who is Mary LOKER (1653-1735) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three generations of this LOKER family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

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

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)


18.  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899)
19.  Sophia Newton (1834-1923)

36.  Zavhariah Hildreth (1783-1857)
37.  Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857)

72.  Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1828)
73.  Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793)

144.  Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784)
145.  Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812)

290.  Jonas Prescott (1703-1784)
291.  Elizabeth Harwood (1701-1739)

580.  Jonas Prescott (1678-1750)
581.  Thankful Wheeler (1682-1716)

1160.  Jonas Prescott, born June 1648 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 31 December 1723 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2320. John Prescott and 2321. Mary Gawkroger.  He married 14 December 1672 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
1161.  Mary Loker, born 28 September 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 28 October 1735 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Jonas Prescott and Mary Loker are:
*  Mary Prescott (1674-1735), married 1695 Benjamin Farnsworth (1667-1733).
*  Elizabeth Prescott (1676-1744), married 1695 Eleazer Green (1672-1731).
*  Jonas Prescott (1678-1750), married 1699 Thankful Wheeler (1682-1716).
*  Nathaniel Prescott (1680-1681).
*  Dorothy Prescott (1682-1722), married 1700 John Varnum (1676-1716).
*  James Prescott (1684-1704).
*  Sarah Prescott (1686-1716), married 1705 John Longley (1683-1750).
*  Abigail Prescott (1688-1751), married 1711 James Parker (1686-1748).
*  Martha Prescott (1690-1774), married 1714 Shubael Hobart (1682-1764).
*  Susannah Prescott (1691-1771), married 1722 William Lawrence (1697-1764).
*  Deborah Prescott (1694-1723), married 1714 Samuel Parker (1682-1724).
*  Benjamin Prescott (1696-1738), married 1718 Abigail Oliver (1697-1765).

2322.  John Loker, born about 1608 in Probably Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England; died 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1650 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2323.  Mary Draper, born about 1625 in England; died after 1697 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Loker and Mary Draper are:
*  John Loker (1650-1719), married 1673 Sarah Rice (1655-1703).
*  Mary Loker (1653-1735), married 1672 Jonas Prescott (1648-1723).

4644.  Henry Loker, born before 07 February 1577 in Bures St. Mary, Essex, England; died before 15 April 1631 in Bures St. Mary, Essex, England.  He was the son of 9288. Robert Riddlesdale alias Loker and 9289. Lucy.  He married about 1605 in probably Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England.
4645.  Elizabeth, born about 1586 in England; died 18 May 1648 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Henry Loker and Elizabeth are:
*  Henry Loker (1605-1688), married 1647 Hannah Brewer (1615-1679).
*  John Loker (1608-1653), married 1650 Mary Draper (1625-1697).
*  Bridget Loker (1613-1685), married (1) 1644 Robert Davis (1608-1655); (2) 1655 Thomas King (1600-1676).
*  Anne Loker (1616-1697), married 1636 Richard Newton (1600-1701).

Information about this Loker family was obtained from:

1)  Douglas Richardson, The Riddlesdale Alias Loker Family of Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England and Sudbury, Massachusetts, New England Historic Genealogical Register, volume 143, number 4, (October 1989).

2)  John Brooks Threlfall, 50 Great Migration Colonists to New England (Madison, Wis.: published by author, 1990)

3)  Mary Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Col. John Harrington Stevens and his wife Frances Helen Miller (Concord NH : Rumford Press, 1948)

4)  Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford (N.p. : Sheridan Psychological Services, Inc., 1990).

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2 comments:

Geolover said...

The husband of Sarah Prescott (a daughter of Jonas Prescott an Mary Loker) was indeed John Longley. But his death according to Groton Town Records, Middlesex County, MA was 25 May 1750 in Groton, rather than the 1760 you have written.

James Axtell said...

Thanks very much for this blog post, as it provides more background and sources on the Lokers. You mentioned Anne Loker and Richard Newton. Their son, John Newton, married Elizabeth Larkin. Zachariah Newton (1671-1718), the son of John and ELizabeth, married Mary Axtell (1670-1741), my sixth great-grand aunt, and sister of my sixth great grandfather, Daniel Axtell (1673-1735). Jim Axtell