Saturday, May 14, 2016

Surname Saturday -- LOTT (Netherlands/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 #1419, who is Mary LOTT (1630-1712) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this LOTT 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)

354.  Benjamin Wing (1698-1776)
355.  Content tucker (1695-1738)

708.  Matthew Wing (1674-1724)
709.  Elizabeth Mott (1659-1723)

1418.  Adam Mott, born 1623 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England; died 15 November 1711 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  He was the son of 2836. Adam Mott and 2837. Elizabeth Creed.  He married October 1647 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
1419.  Mary Lott, born before 22 October 1630 in Clare, Suffolk, England; died 08 October 1712 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  

Children of Adam Mott and Mary Lott are:
*  Bethiah Mott (1644-????),.
*  Rebecca Mott (1648-1719).
*  Adam Mott (1650-1676).
*  Mary Mott (1656-????).
*  Sarah Mott (1657-????).
*  Elizabeth Mott (1659-1723), married (1) 1679 William Ricketson (1636-1691); (2) 1694 Matthew Wing (1674-1724).
*  Phebe Mott (1661-????).
*  Abigail Mott (1666-1730).
*  John Mott (1671-????).

2838.  Englebrett Lott, born about 1600 in Netherlands, died about 1632 in Netherlands.  He married befpre 1630 in England.
2839.  Sarah, born about 1604 in England; died Aft. 31 August 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Child of Englebrett Lott and Sarah is:
*  Mary Lott (1630-1712), married 1647 Adam Mott (1623-1711).

Information about this Lott family was obtained from "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" website (  The information on the Englebrett <Lott family is on

I don't know how accurate the information is.  It's been a long time since I added this family to my database.


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Yvette Hoitink said...

Hi Randy,
Always nice to see some Dutch ancestors :-)

I must admit I am puzzled how the prior researchers made the connection between Drenthe, England, Rhode Island and New York. Ruinerwold was a very rural community in the province of Drenthe, the Netherlands, not a place from where I would expect a family to migrate from to England or Rhode Island. If anywhere, I would have expected them to go to New Netherland. Ruinerwold was not a haven for Pilgrims either, it was completely off the beaten track and not a place where outsiders would have settled.
Also, there are some inconsistencies in the tree you linked to. Mary was born in England in 1630, yet her father is listed as dying in the Netherlands in 1632. Her brother Peter was listed as born in 1626 and dying in 1730, an ususually long lifespan that suggests two same-named persons may have been merged into one identity.
Ruinerwold records for the early 1600s are scarce. Church records of baptisms, marriages and burials only start in the 1660s. The only records I know of for that time and place are court records, which are unindexed; not a source most researchers would use. I wonder what resources the prior researchers used to find these people.
Unfortunately the tree is undocumented, so there is no way to verify the information or assess the reasoning behind the parent-child connections. As it is, I consider it highly suspect and would not recommend trusting it.

Randy Seaver said...


Thank you for your comments and discussion on this LOTT family. I don't know the answer to your questions and need to do more research to see if I can figure it out.

Regards -- Randy