Saturday, July 23, 2011

JOHN JAMES 1567-1612

[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Sarah Sawyer Hastings (Snow), daughter of Jonathan Hastings, son of Mary Hartwell (Hastings), daughter of Jonathan Hartwell, son of Elizabeth Wright (Hartwell), daughter of Elizabeth Mellows (Wright), daughter of Mary James (Mellows), daughter of John James.]

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James Family
Mr. Oliver Mellowes (Martha). born about 1598, died at Braintree, Mass., in 1638; married first, at Boston, co. Lincoln, 3 Aug. 1620, Mary James, baptized 13 Oct. 1597, daughter of John James; married second, at Boston, 1 Jan. 1633/4, Elizabeth (Hawkredd) Coney, who married third, before 25 July 1641, Thomas Makepeace. She was baptized at Boston, 8 Dec. 1605, died after 1670; married first, 16 Dec. 1624, John Coney. The first wife of Mr. Mellowes belonged to a ministerial family with American connections. Rev. John James, graduated from Cambridge, preached in Lincolnshire, Eng., lived in Boston some years, and was rector of Skirbeck, co. Lincoln, from 1607 until his death in 1612. The following children were recorded in Boston, co. Lincoln: Thomas, bapt. 5 Oct. 1595; Mary, bapt. 13 Oct. 1597; Daniel, bapt. 1 Feb. 1598/9; Samuel bapt. 21 Feb. 1600/1; and Jeremy, bapt. 15 Aug. 1605 (one Jeremy was bur. 22 Apr. 1611). There were probably older children. The daughter Mary m. at Boston, 3 Aug. 1620, Oliver Mellowes, nephew of Rev. Peter Bulkeley, and has many descendants in the United States. Mary's borther Thomas James, bapt. 5 Oct. 1595, was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (B.A. 1615, M.A. 1618), came to New England 1632, returned to England about 1648 and became minister at Needham, co. Suffolk, where he d. Feb. 1682/3. His son Thomas James, Jr., was minister at Easthampton, L. I., and m. about 1647 Ruth Jones, daughter of Rev. John Jones of Fairfield, Conn., and sister of Sarah Jones who m. Thomas Bulkeley, son of Rev. Peter. The children of Thomas James, Jr., married into prominent Long Island families: see Families of Old Fairfield, vol 1. pp. 327-329.
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Reverend John James
John James, Reverend
Born: 1567, Boston, Lincoln, England 525
Marriage: Unknown
Died: 30 Mar 1612, Skirbeck, Lincoln, England at age 45 525
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 525 Reverand John James graduated from Cambridge, preached in Lincolnshire, England and lived in Boston for some years. He was the rector of Skirbeck, Lincoln, England from 1607 until his death in 1612. The following children were recorded in Boston, Lincoln, Massachusetts, British Colonies:
Thomas, baptized 5 Oct 1595
Mary, baptized 13 Oct 1597
Daniel, baptized 1 Feb 1598/1599
Samuel, baptized 21 feb 1600/1601
Jermy, baptized 15 Aug 1605 (buried 3 Aug 1611)

Mary James married at Boston on 3 Aug 1620 to Oliver Mellowes, nephew of the Reverand Peter Bulkeley. Mary's brother, Thomas James, was educated at Emmanuel college, Cambridge, and came to New England in 1632, and returned to England about 1643 and became the minister at Needham, Suffolk, where he died in Feb 1682/1683. ~Bulkeley Genealogy, pg. 25
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