[Family Genealogy]

Ferris, Law and Norman Trees

The Ferris Family Tree

Descendants of JEFFREY FERRIS

*1 Jeffrey Ferris b: 1610 in Eng d: 1666 in CT He is described as over 6 ft. tall with blue eyes and flaming red hair.
About 1634, Jeffrey Ferris came from England to Boston. 6 May 1635 he was admitted a freeman "voter" at Watertown then a part of Cambridge in 1635. (Puritan Church membership was required for citizenship.) He moved from Watertown, MA to Wethersfield, CT. In 1641, he moved to Rippowam, or Stamford where his property included a mill complex with a dam. He was one of the original settlers of Geenwich, Fairfield Co. CT. In 1656, he was one of the eleven appointed to petition to be accepted under the New Haven law. In 1657, he signed a paper giving allegiance to Dutch Gov. Stuvyesant. His will dated January 6, 1664/5 mebtions his step sons by Judith, John Palmer, James Palmer, William Palmer, and Joseph Palmer, Mary and Jonathan Lockwood, three children of his son Peter children, and two children of his son Joseph. For more information on Jeffrey Ferris, see Descendants of Jeffrey Ferris. The text of his will appears on Bombs and Bones by James G. Ferris
+name of his first wife is unknown. She may be "Mary". Her death on 31 July 1658 is recorded in Stamford Town Records See http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~legends/ferris.html


The Law Family Tree

Descendants of Richard Law

*1 Richard Law b: Eng. d: Stamford, CT
"King's attorney came from England in 1635. He moved from Wethersfield, to Stamford, CT about1640, soon after the original settlers. He was the first and only Town Clerk for 24 yrs., 1641-1664; Selectman for 6 years; Representative in New Haven 1653-1665; Representative to the Conn. Legislature 1666, 1669, 1672... Constable, noted for a fearless and tireless efficiency." (BAG).

+Margaret Kilbourne bapt: 1607 Wood Ditton, Co. Cambridge, Eng
daughter of Thomas and Frances Kilbourne, she "Came to New England, with her parents, on board the "Increase" in 1635".(WES) Further information about the Kilborne family in England is found in the History of the Kilborne Family, by Payne Kenyon Kilborne.
  • 2 Jonathan Law ca 1636/7 d: 11/06/1750
    +Sarah Clark m: 1/01/1669 daughter of Ensign George Clark
    • 3 Jonathan Law
      1695 grad. of Harvard; Judge, Assembly Chief Justice of the Superior Court; Colonial Governor of Connecticut, 1741-50. He married 5 times and had at least 7 sons.
      • 4 Richard Law b: 3/17/1733 d: 1/26/1806 1751 grad of Yale; Chief Justice of the CT Supreme Court; Delegate to the First and Second Continental Congress; Mayor of New London, CT
        +Ann Prentis
  • 2 Abigail Law b. 1630 d. 1711
    Jonathan Selleck
  • 2 Sarah Law b. 1669 d. 11/1732
    John Selleck


The Norman Family Tree


*1 Captain Richard Norman b: ca 1580 Dorchester, Eng d: ca 1653 or 1683; may be son of John Fryeth alias Norman (b. in/near Ipswich, Suffolkshire, Eng) settled in Cape Ann, MA 1626 in Salem, in Marblehead 1645; Occupation: carpenter; in a fishing or shipbuilding business with his son, John
Exercpt from: Perley's "History of Salem" Vol. 1 "In his deposition of 20 January 1680/81 Richard Brackenbury included "old Goodman Norman and his son" among those who were already at Salem when Endicott arrived in 1628."
In 1636, he received a grant of twenty acres in Salem land. In the 25 December 1637 division of marsh and meadow, he was granted three-quarters of an acre, with a household of four; 1/29 /1637-8 he was granted twenty acres "that was Mr. Thorndeck's,"

+Margaret Alford m. 9/02/1615 England died after1645 My 11th-great grandparents!


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