|The FRENCH Family of Assington, Suffolk, England, Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England and Ipswich, Essex, MA||Send comments and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org
William Warren m. Katherine Unknown
JACOB FRENCH (d. 1615) of Assington and Bures Saint Mary
JACOB FRENCH of Assington and Bures Saint Mary (d. 1615)
Jacob French was buried on 11 Nov 1615 in Assington. [Ref] He married Susan Warren on 27 Sep 1579 in Bures Saint Mary. [Ref]
Susan was probably the granddaughter, or less likely the daughter, of William and Katherine Warren of Bures Saint Mary. William died before 26 Sep 1554, when administration of his estate was granted to his widow. Katherine died between 31 Jul 1567, when she signed her will, and Jan 1570/1, when it was proved. [Ref]
Children of Jacob French and Susan Warren:
THOMAS FRENCH (bp. 1584 - 1639) of Assington and Ipswich
Parents: Jacob French and Susan Warren
Thomas French was baptised on 11 Oct 1584 in Bures Saint Mary. [Ref] He died in 1639. [Ref] He married Susan Riddlesdale on 5 Sep 1608 in Assington. [Ref]
In about 1637 Thomas and Susan followed their son Thomas, Jr. and three daughters to New England and settled in Ipswich. [Ref]
Nathaniel Rogers, vicar of Assington, came to New England 17 Nov. 1636, and was pastor at Ipswich until his death in 1665. [Ref][Ref]
Linzee [Ref] provides the following:
Letter of Thomas Gostlin to John Winthrop Jr. Loving Cosen . . . but for carpenters I could get none, nor husbandmen, such as weare fit for you, but as for maydes and a girle I could haue sent you enoug yf my brother Downing would haue payed for the passage, & therefore I haue sent you but one, because at this time I am shortned for mony, and Mr. Peerse would be payed downe, & would haue no lesse than fiue pound a passenger besydes 2s 6d for the surgion, wch I left wth yr vncle Downinge for him. She is one of the goodman Frenches daughters of Assington. I haue sent 2 of them, one for yr father, and the other for you. Yr father must take his choyse. The eldest must serve for 3 yeeres, & the youngest 4 . . . I praye let them be delt as well wth all as any of the same quallity. Groton this 11 June 1633.
Children of Thomas French and Susan Riddlesdale:
ALICE FRENCH (bp. 1610 - 1666)
Parents: Thomas French and Susan Riddlesdale
Alice French was baptised on 9 Apr 1610 in Assington. [Ref] She died on 26 Jun 1666 in Ipswich. [Ref] She married Ens. Thomas Howlett 1 by about 1637. [Ref]
Alice came to New England with her brother Thomas by 1632. [Ref] She was a member of the First Church in Boston in 1632, as was her future husband. [Ref]
Dunnell, H. G., comp., "List of Members of the Old Church, Topsfield," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 16, 1862, 213 - 215.
No author, Boston Church Records, New England Historic Genealogical Society, online database, Boston, 2002.
Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol. 1-3. Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
Hayward, Mrs. Carle, "Thomas Smith, Wheelwright of Ipswich, Mass., and some of his descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 110, 1965, 202.
Linzee, John William, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles, Privately Published, Boston 1913.
Threfall, John B., "Thomas French of Assington, Suffolk, England and Ipswich, Massachusetts, New England Historical and Genealogical Register 142, 1988, 250-252.
Paige, Lucius, R., "List of Freemen, " New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 3, 1849, 89-96, 187-194, 239-246, 345-352.
Wait, Luther, trans., "Ipswich Proceedings," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1848, 50-53.
Walters, Henry, "Genealogical Gleanings in England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 41, 1887, 160-188.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.