Saturday, July 20, 2019

Surname Saturday -- DRAPER (England to colonial Massachusetts)

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

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2323 who is Mary DRAPER (1625-1697). [Note: the more recent ancestral families have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this DRAPER 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.  Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857)
37.  Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857)

72.  Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829)
73.  Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793)

144.  Zachariah Hildreth (1724-1784)
145.  Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812)

290.  Jonas Prescott (1704-1784)
291.  Elizabeth Harwood (1701-1739)

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

1160.  Jonas Prescott (1648-1723)
1161.  Mary Loker (1653-1735)

2322.  John Loker, born about 1608 in Probably Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England; died 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4644. Henry Loker and 4645. Elizabeth LNU.  He married about 1650 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2323.  Mary Draper, born bout 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 (1653-1736), married 1672 Jonas Prescott (1648-1723).

The family and biography of the Loker family has been researched by:

*  Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford: Volume 1 (N.p. : Sheridan Psychological Services, Inc., 1990).

*  Douglas Richardson, "The Riddlesdale Alias Loker Family of Bures Saint Mary, England and Sudbury Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 143, No. 4, pages 325-331.

The birth information for Mary Draper is not available, but her name is mentioned in the two Loker works noted above.

I have done no original research for these Loker or Draper families.


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