Saturday, April 30, 2016

Surname Saturday -- MOTT (England to colonial New England)

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 #1413, who is Elizabeth MOTT (1629-1694) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three generations of this MOTT 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)

10.  Thomas Richmond (1848-1917)
11.  Julia E. White (1848-1913)

22.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885)
23.  Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864)

44.  Jonathan White (1805-1850)
45.  Miranda Wade (1804-1850)

88.  Humphrey White (1758-1814)
89.  Sibel Kirby (1764-1848).

176.  Jonathan White (1732-1804)
177.  Abigail Wing (1736-1806)

352.  William White (1708-1780)
353.  Abigail Thurston (1700-????)

706.  Jonathan Thurston (1659-1740)
707.  Sarah (1659-????)

1412.  Edward Thurston, born about 1618 in England; died 01 March 1707 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  He married June 1647 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
1413.  Elizabeth Mott, born about 1629 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England; died 02 September 1694 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  

Children of Edward Thurston and Elizabeth Mott are:
*  Samuel Thurston (1647-????)
*  Elizabeth Thurston (1650-1707), married 1641 John Irish (1641-1717).
*  Edward Thurston (1652-1690), married 1676 Susanna Jeffery.
*  Ellen Thurston (1655-????), married 1674 George Havens.
*  Mary Thurston (1657-1732), married 1676 Ebenezer Slocum (1650-1715)
*  Jonathan Thurston (1659-1740), married 1678 Sarah (1659-????).
*  Daniel Thurston (1661-1712), married 1686 Mary Easton (1661-1735).
*  Rebecca Thurston (1662-1732), married (1) 1690 Peter Easton (1659-????); (2) 1690 Weston Clarke (1648-1730).
*  John Thurston (1664-1690), married 1669 Elizabeth (1669-1690).
*  Content Thurston (1667-????).
*  Samuel Thurston (1669-1747), married 1696 Abigail Clarke (1674-1731).
*  Thomas Thurston (1671-1730), married 1695 Mehitabel Tripp (1669-????).

2426.  Adam Mott, born 1596 in Saffron Waldon, Essex, England; died before 12 August 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  He married 28 October 1616 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England.
2427.  Elizabeth Creed, born about 1598 in England; died before 1635 in England.

Children of Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creed are:
*  son Mott (1617-1617).
*  John Mott (1618-????).
*  Adam Mott (1623-1711), married 1647 Mary Lott (1630-=1712).
*  Jonathan Mott (1626-????).
*  Elizabeth Mott (1629-1694), married 1647 Edward Thurston (1618-1707).

4852.  John Mott, born about 1570 in of Saffron Waldon, Essex, England; died after 03 July 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  He married before 1596 in England.
4853.  Elizabeth, born about 1570 in Essex, England; died before 02 January 1611 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England.

Child of John Mott and Elizabeth is:

*  Adam Mott (1596-1661), married (1) 1616 Elizabeth Creed (1598-1635); (2) 1635 Sarah (1604-1661).

Information about this Mott line was obtained from:

* Carl Boyer 3rd, Ancestral Lines, Third Edition (Santa Clarita, Calif. : the author, 1998).

*  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007) Volume V, pages 181-185.


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1 comment:

T said...

Lately I've been wondering: Where do I stop? At the beginning I only looked to see if I could find my mother's parents and when my father's mother kicked my grandfather out. I didn't know anything. And then I discovered my mother's side went to the Mayflower. I still wasn't into it seriously, just curious, and who doesn't like a jigsaw puzzle with a mystery written on it. So now today, barely 5 years and untold dollars later I'm wondering Where do I stop? Originally the Atlantic Ocean seemed like a good place. But one thing led to another and I crossed the pond. I knew I was over my head in Germany but Yorkshire was just like being home. I've left one German branch to a newly found cousin who is much more fluent in German genealogy than I am. My Prince Edward Island great grandfather has been a real trial and I'm still not sure I am on the right track there. Needless to say, the Bailey branch: Three brothers came to America and each married a woman named Elizabeth, etc, has caused me more pain than pleasure. And then there's the intermarriage in every branch in every generation. Brothers, sisters, cousins all marrying back and forth from one branch to another. My tree has grown to over 5,000 people and I can't keep them all in my head any more. Every time I think I've gone far enough a new cousin finds me and it starts all over again. I am delighted to have met so many people who are related to me and who are tracking family. I now need a diagram to know where they fit so that any discovery I make can be shared with them. And yes, Randy, you were one of the first people to fit into my tree. I didn't add you because I had no idea we had any connection other than that couple and I didn't expect to be collaborating with you regularly. We both had that branch filled out. End of story there. It seems to me, anything farther back than 1750 would not have anything to find other than names and I'm interested in more than that. I want to know about the people wearing those names. So: Where do I stop?