Date: Sunday, 13 February 2000 21:18:45 -0500
As a serious Page family researcher for many years, I should like to add a few comments concerning the Robert Page - Susannah Syckerling line although it is not my line!
The best source document about Robert and Susan (Syckerling) Page being the parents of the John Page who married Phoebe Paine is an article by G. Andrews Moriarty, A.M., LL.B., F.A.S.G.; and F.S.A. who was a member of the New England, "Genealogical Research in England" that contained excerpts of the parish records of marriages, baptisms, and burials of Boxted, county Essex, found on pp. 42-43 of "English Origins of New England Families," Vol. 3, First Series (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), pp. 42-45. Originally John Page was thought to have come from Dedham, Essex (and adjoining parish of Boxted) because of the letter by Governor Winthrop written back to Rev. John Rogers the famous preacher of Dedham, Essex about the latter half of 1631: "But this day I have received so lamentable a letter from one John Page, late of Dedham, that his wife and two children ...'' [Savages's Winthrop, ed. 1853, Vol. 1, pp. 56, 65]. An examination some years ago showed that there were some Pages in Dedham, but no John Page. However he was found in the adjoining parish of Boxted, Essex, England.If you are still not convinced that John Page was not the John Page who was a son of Richard Page, of Wembley, and his wife Frances Mudge, consider that fact that John and Phoebe Page did NOT name any of their children Richard or Frances. In fact these names do NOT appear as a given name in their line of Page descendants until a Frances shows up four generations later. In his article "Genealogical Research in England, the baptism records cited concerning the baptism on 25 Sept. 1586 of the John Page of Watertown, Massachusetts who married Phoebe Paine on 5 June 1621 in Lavenham, county Suffolk, England (not in Boxted as is commonly supposed!), show him to be the son of Robert and Susan (Syckering) Page of Boxted, Essex, England, thereby refuting the association of this John Page to be the supposed son of Richard Page (born 1567 in Wembley, Middlesex, England) by his first wife Anne (or any other Pages of that county) shown by Charles Nash Page in his book and Chart #1 that he did in 1917.
Although Charles Nash Page did some magnificent research in England, I believe he was trying to lay the ground work for a legal case that he was an heir to the Page fortune in the Wembley area of London that he wrote about in his book. He may have also just copied the info from Luke Joslin Page's genealogy book of 1887!
As a matter of interest, Moriarty's article with baptism, marriage, and burial excerpts contains much more information than does the web site:
1. Robert Page was born 1558-50, and buried 13 November 1605;
2. Susanna Syckerling was baptized 25 April 1566;
3. William Sickerlyn and Anne Rulle were married 13 October 1559;
4. William Syckerling was buried 27 April 1599 ae "about 100 years"
5. Robert Page was buried 13 November 1605
6. William Syckerling was of the yeoman class;
7. The will of Robert Page written 4 November 1605;
8. The birth order and baptism dates of Robert and Susannah Page's children were:
i. John Page, baptized 25 September 1586;
ii. Hannah Page, baptized 29 March 1590;
iii. Susan Page, baptized 25 January 1592/3;
iv. Anne, baptized 17 January 1596/7;
v. Christopher, baptized 17 June 1599;
vi. Joan, baptized 18 October 1601.
9. John Page and Phoebe Paine were married 5 June 1621 in Lavenham, county Suffolk,England (not in Boxted as is commonly supposed!)
10. She was the daughter of William Paine of Lavenham.[See also NEHG Register,Vol.69, July 1915, p. 252.] George W. Page
found on ancestry.com
Archdeaconry of Colchester. Filed Will. 108 ‘Adam. Robert Page of Boxsted, county Essex, 4 November 1605. To be buried in Boxsted churchyard. Sons Robert, John, William, 40s. each at 21. Daus. ‘Anae, Susan, Ann, 40s. each at 21. Son Christopher (‘Xptouer ) 40s. at 21 and a lamb worth 3s. 4d. Dau. Jone, 40s. at 21. Wife Sussan, residuary legatee and executrix: if she marry to enter into bond of £32 to Christopher Foiler (sic] my brother-in-law for performance of this will; otherwise my brother-in-law Fuller (sic] shall become executor and she shall not benefit. Witness: Chnistouer Foller, John Lewes, Thomas Martin. (Mark of Rob(er)t page) (Proved at Colchester 17 Dec. 1605 by executrix.)
found on ancestry.com