Robert ALGORE Lord is the 7th great-grandfather of U.S. President JohnAdams
______________________________ | ___________________________|______________________________ | _________________________| | | | | ______________________________ | | | | |___________________________|______________________________ | _William Hershel Crawley ___| | m 1929 | | | ______________________________ | | | | | ___________________________|______________________________ | | | | |_________________________| | | | | ______________________________ | | | | |___________________________|______________________________ | | |--Virginia Corine Crowley | | ______________________________ | | | ___________________________|______________________________ | | | _Lee Henry Lawrence _____| | | m 1904 | | | | ______________________________ | | | | | | |___________________________|______________________________ | | |_Bertha Elizabeth Lawrence _| (1908 - ....) m 1929 | | _James Newton M Sawyer _______+ | | (1826 - ....) m 1846 | _Harvey Washington Sawyer _|_Harriet Elizabeth Henderson _ | | (1857 - 1930) m 1881 (1823 - 1899) |_Drury Elizabeth Sawyer _| (1887 - 1967) m 1904 | | ______________________________ | | |_Mary Eliza McPhaill ______|______________________________ (1862 - 1925) m 1881
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Chronicles of St. Mary's, Monthly Bulletin of the St. Mary's CountyHistorical Society, June 1964, Vol 12, No. 6, John Medley of Maryland,by R. Wathen Medley
Transported by Capt. Thomas Cornwaleys as a freeman bef 1635. On Jan 25,1637/38 the first session of the Assembley was called. Capt. Conrwaleysexhibited his proxy for "John Medley, of St. Maries Hundred, Planter."
On Mar 12, 1637/38 the Assembly members who were present (all freemen):Secretary, John Lewger; Assembly President: Lt. Gen, Gov Leonard Calvert;Capt. Thomas Cornwalys; Capt. Wintour; Mr. Greene; James Baldrige(Baldridge) Sherrif of St. Maries County; Edward Fleet; John Smithson;John Wyatt, Marmaduke Snow; Thomas Nabbs; Anthony Cotton; Francis Gray;Rainold Fleet; Francis Rabnett; John Robinson; John Price; John Halfehide(Halfhead); Robert Smith; Isaac Edwards; John Courtis; and WilliamLewis. Cuthbert Fenwick showed up the next day.
In Volume 12, June 1964 of the Chronicles of St Mary's, there is a great
article that takes up the entire issue on the Descendants of John Medley.by
R Wathen Medley.
John Medley arrived in MD around 1635.
MD Calendar of Wills Abstract, Volume I, pg 19.
John Medley written & probated about 1661, no dates are give but based on
the other wills on nearby pages.
"To Eldest son, John "Medley House of Medley" and 600A; To Sons George &
Thomas, portion of sd. plantation.; To son William, 550 A "Bretton's Way"
and mill at Hd. of Brittain's Bay. In event of death of any son, survivoror
survivors to inherit deceased potion. Trustees Col. Wm. Evans and Richard
Williams are requested to recover certain moneys, portions of testators's
"last wife" in Thomas Garrett's hands in Lancastershire, England, andwhich
money is bequeathed to son Thomas, afsd. in lieu of other estate. Test.
Robt. Shell, Edward Elliott."
Lt. Evans, a Catholic, Immigrated to Md in 1646 from York, Va., with
John Jarboe (immigrate] as part of the Maryland Militia organized by
Lord Baltimore. 12 /1/1648 Both received a 100 acres on the west side of
Bretton's Bay for transporting themselves into the Province. Their landwas
near the village of Newtown, Md.
In 1652 another 100 acres was patented to him "Evan's Quarter" In 1665
he received a 550 acre patent " Even's Freehold."
Col. Evans was named a trustee in the will of John Medley in 1661,
"I do desire Co. William Evans to be trustee for my children and to seethis
will to be performed." John Medley, the immigrate had married Elizabeth
Thompson the daughter of William Thompson and Ann____. Col. Evans and Ann
raised Anne's 5 grandchildren. Anne died in 1667, and Col. Evans continued
to care for the Medley Children. When John Medley, II reached maturity in
1668 he petition the court for possession of his estate which was in the
hand of Col. Williams.
This was granted.
William Evans was termed Lieutenant 1646-1658, Captain 1685-1660, Colonel
165-1668/9. In Newton he was a Commissioner of the Peace (Judge) and alsoa
sheriff from 1663-1664. From 1658-1666 he was in the upper and lowerhouses
of St. Mary's County Legislature. He was also a justice of the Provincial
from 1664-until death.
Elizabeth Evans, 2nd wife, possessed the land of husbands William Thompson
and William Evans, which was re-surveyed into on a 2100 acre tract call
"Hopton Park" Elizabeth husband Cuthbert Scott be came the owner of this
tract. After his death Elizabeth married John Baptist Carberry and her
became the owner of Hopton Park.
Children of JOHN MEDLEY and ELIZABETH THOMPSON are:
i. GEORGE3 MEDLEY, b. Abt. 1644, St. Mary's County, MD; d. Bef. May 22,
1678, St. Mary's County, MD.
ii. THOMAS MEDLEY, b. Abt. 1647, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1683, St.Mary's
3. iii. WILLIAM MEDLEY I, b. Abt. 1650, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1695,St.
Mary's County, MD.
4. iv. JOHN MEDLEY II, b. Abt. 1642, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1676, St.
Mary's County, MD.
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Notes copied from "Thorns among the Roses" by Holly Forrest Tamer
There is a record of the marriage on 14 Feb 1632 of a Richard Sissons of Elmeshall and Mary Atkinson of Hecke, certified 4 Sep 1970 by Canon B.A. Ramsker, M.A., Vicar of Snaith and of Carlton, Snaith Vicarage, near Goole, Yorkshire, England. Mr Ramsker also certified that there are records of baptism for children of Richard Sissons of Hecke: 15 May 1634 for Richard, 17 July 1636 for George, 24 June 1639 for Marie, 22 Aug 1642 for Thomas, and 23 March 1642 for Alice. There is no way of knowing from this data whether this Richard and Mary (Atkinson) Sissons are related in any way to the Richard and Mary Sisson who were in Rhode Island.
Discussion during the June 4, 5, and 6, 1998, Sisson Gathering suggested that Richard and Mary were probably Quakers and could not legally leave England. If so, no records of their departure from England or arrival in New England would have been made. However, once they were in the New World, they left many record in the free atmosphere of Rhode Island where people of diverse religious persuasions were tolerated.
A house built about 1725 by Richard and Mary's son George, perhaps including o superceding remains of Richard and Mary's house, can be seen at 1236 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. It has been purchased (about 1998) by Roland A. Morgan, a trained archeologist, who plans to open an antique shop there. Richar and Mary's house was perhaps built in the 1650s. In the 1660s they lived with o near their second son, James, in Westport, Bristol County, Massachusetts, ownin a large piece of land there. They returned to Portsmouth, probably before King Philip's War, and later died there.
From the Sisson Newsletter: Richard was born 1608 in England. It has been reported that he came to Portsmouth, RI, in 1639. We have never seen a confirmation of this. If he first came in 1639 he must have returned to England, since at least the first three children, George, Anne, and Elizabeth, were born in England. Apparently they came to Dartmouth with these children. Dartmouth records show that Richard and Mary immigrated to Massachusetts May 17, 1653.
When first found in Dartmouth, Richard was recorded as 45 years of age. Further records show that in August, 1653, Richard served as a juror. On July 6, 1658, he bought 1/300th of Quonaquett Island and 1/300th of Dutch Island. In 1660 he sold both and an additional 1/300th to Peleg Sanford. On June 5, 1667, he serve on the Dartmouth Grand Jury. In 1671 he became Surveyor of Highways. His will, written October 18, 1683, named his son James as executor. In politics he was reported as Huguenot. He was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers). We have never found any indication of a formal
Some early references listed Richard and Mary as immigrating with two sons. As shown above Richard and Mary probably brought four children with them when they immigrated but only one of these is a son (George). We doubt that other childre would have immigrated with the family without being recorded.
Useful references for Richard and his descendants are: "Colonial Families of the United States," Vol. II by Rhodes; "160 Allied Families" by Austin; "Genealogy of Sisson Kindred in America" by the Illinois DAR; "American Ancestry," Vol. 12, by Munsell et al; "Rhode Island Vital Records" by Arnold; "They Were Here, Too" by the Washington County, NY, Historical Society.
There are two schools of thought on the immigration of Richard to New England. The first is that he immigrated to Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in 1639 and later to Rhode Island. The second is that he immigrated directly to Rhode Island before 1653. In either case Richard was admitted as a freeman in Dartmouth on May 17, 1653, and in Portsmouth, RI, in 1655. Whether he arrived from Massachusetts or England is not stated in the record. If Richard immigrated in 1639, then probably his marriage and the birth of all his children occurred in New England. To the best of our knowledge, no records exist for the marriage or the birth of the first three children. This seems unusual in view of the many records that exist after 1653. Also, no Sissons became freemen in Massachusetts before 1690. If he immigrated in 1653, his marriage and the birth of his first three children would have occurred in England.
Richard's will, written October 18, 1683, and proved February 26, 1684, names son James as executor and bequeaths to wife Mary, the house, stock and furnishing plus L12 per year; to James, house and land in Dartmouth; to Ann Tripp, land at Pogansett, and sheep; to John, house and land in Portsmouth; to George, L5 [George probably already had received his inheritance since he was the eldest]; to Elizabeth Allen L5; to servant Samuel, a mare; to granddaughter Mary [Lawton], three cows, a bed., etc., on her marriage [the usual dowry]. Richard died in February 1684; his inventory at that time was: L600-19s, Dartmouth real estate L240, Rhode Island real estate L60, cattle and horses L113-15s, swine L30, sheep L14-10s, furnishings L50, cloth, hemp, and flax L13, Negro servant L28, Indian servant L10, cash money L12.
Additional references: "List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691" by Lucius R. Paige, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1978; "The Genealogical Dictionary of R. I.," John O. Austin, Albany, 1887, p. 181. Pedigrees of Charlemagne's Descendants, Vol. I Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors page 230 Sisson, Richard (1608-84) Mass.; m. Mary ---. Secretary of Colony.
Genealogical Records: Early New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s Listed in: One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families Note: Author: John Osborne Austin Privately Printed. Massachusetts. 1893.
New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I Author: William Richard Cutter Note: This is the Third Series, Volume I of a four series set. It has records of achievements of people from England, who have set up commonwealths in New England. About 6000 names included in this record.
Bibliographic Information: Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I. 1915. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996. Page 506 (I) Richard Sisson, who was born in 1608, was a resident of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and was made a freeman there in 1653. He was of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in 1667; was the owner by purchase of a two-three-hundredth part of Conanicut and Dutch Islands; and was surveyor of the highways in 1671. He married Mary (???). His death occurred in 1684, and that of his wife in 1692. They had children: George; Elizabeth; James, of further mention; John; Anne; Mary. Page 2313 (I) The founder of the family, Richard Sisson, was born 1608, probably in England, and died 1684, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He was a prominent man in both colonies, an extensive landholder, and filled numerous official positions.
He was made a freeman at Dartmouth, May 17, 1653. In 1658 he purchased one three-hundredth share in the Conanicut and Dutch Islands, and subsequently purchased another like share, both of which he sold in 1660. In 1667 he was a grand juror at Dartmouth, and surveyor of highways, June 5, 1671. He first settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he had extensive land Note: holdings, which were inherited by his descendants. His will, made October 18, 1683, proved February 26, 1684, made careful provision for his wife Mary; bequeathed to his son James house and land in Dartmouth; to daughter Ann Note: Tripland; to John all his housings and land in Portsmouth; to George five pounds; to daughter Elizabeth Allen five pounds; to his Indian servant a horse; to his Note: Page 2313 Note: Page 2314 Note: grandchild, Mary Sisson, three cows, a bed and other property.
The inventory of his estate amounted to six hundred pounds nineteen shillings, including live Note: stock valued at one hundred and fifty-eight pounds five shillings. His widow survived him eight years, and her will, made April 15, 1690, proved December 1, 1692, disposed of an estate of one hundred and ninety pounds, including Note: one hundred and twenty pounds in silver. Children: George, mentioned below;
Elizabeth; James, died 1734; John, died 1687; Anne, died 1713; Mary, died 1674