The couple had four more children while living in Chelmsford, two of whom died in infancy and whose baptisms and burials are recorded in the local parish registers. The family lived at Cuckoos in Little Baddow just outside Chelmsford, a farmhouse which is still standing today.
She would have been about 5 months old. She would have been about 16 months old. Hooker spoke against some of the doctrines of the Church of England and the way it was organised, believing it was too close to Roman Catholicism. Puritans did not seek just reform within the church, but also moral reform within society.
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The Chelmsford in which Hooker lived had a population of about 1,, and more than its fair share of ale houses. Drunkenness was a particular focus of the Puritans. Since this was written some years later in the state where Hooker became a hero this needs to be treated with some caution, but gives an insight into views on Hooker over the centuries. Essex was still part of the Diocese of London, and Laud set about weeding out Puritan clergy. Hooker was called before the Court of High Commission in London and dismissed from his Chelmsford job. He was called before the Court of High Commission again, but fled to Holland in spring Susannah and the children were taken in by the Earl of Warwick in Great Waltham.
Preached immediately before his departure out of Old England. Nay, I must tell you on pain of my life. God has told me this night that he will destroy England. After two years of separation, Thomas Susannah and their four surviving children set sail for New England on 10 July on the Griffin. About passengers were on board, including other influential men who would play their part in shaping the new world. The voyage was part of what became known as the Great Migration of , during which about 20, people left England for America, mostly to seek freedom to practice their religion.
Hooker was ordained as the pastor of the congregation on 11 October In the decision was made to move again and establish another Newtown which was to become Hartford in the Connecticut river valley. As the English colonies proliferated despite the presence of Native Americans and Dutch and French settlers questions of government were under constant discussion, and Thomas Hooker played an active part. Thomas Hooker died on 7 July , 14 years after his arrival in New England.
We have a very exciting announcement today — two ERO staff members will be crossing the pond in the summer for a flying visit to Boston, to introduce the delights of the ERO to an American audience. You can find out more about this ERO dream team below. This is where they will be — if you are in the area do pop in to see them!
Drop in to hear them speak on how to access and use ERO records through our online service Essex Ancestors, and for the opportunity to ask them questions about researching your Essex ancestors. Neil and Allyson look forward to meeting you! She has worked at Essex Record Office for 12 years and has responsibility for providing Access Points around the county to bring the Record Office closer to the public.
She has focussed on researching First World War ancestry as part of the commemorations of the First World War in Allyson was born in Liverpool but her family come from all parts of the UK and mainly lead back to the Shetland Islands. He started working at the ERO in when the new building was opened. At the University of Essex he completed an MA in Local and Regional History and has a strong interest in the history of the county of Essex sparked off mainly by his Dad telling him tales of watching American bombers taking off from the nearby Boreham Aerodrome.
His Wiffen ancestors can be traced back to the Halstead area of Essex to at least but he is waiting to retire before undertaking his family history proper. In this guest blog post, Denwood Holmes writes for us from Bangkok about his research in the Essex archives…. As an Ottoman art historian-turned-PR consultant, genealogy has been a means to maintain my interest in archival research while languishing in the private sector.
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Tracing my American patrilineal ancestry started out easy: most colonial New England descents are fairly well documented, and armed with the name of a great-great grandfather, two articles on the descendants of John Holmes, gentleman, Messenger of the Plymouth Colony Court by distinguished genealogist and cousin Eugene Stratton quickly took me back twelve generations.
The original Mr. Holmes was by all accounts something of a rogue, frequently cited for drunkenness, and the executioner of Thomas Granger, the first person hanged in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, for unlawful congress with animals. After that the going got tougher. American genealogists have historically been content to end their research with arrival in the New World why ever would we go further? The will also mentions a daughter, Susan Mor e ton, the widow of Tobias Moreton, gent. There the trail dwindles.
Finally, in the Feet of Fines for Essex, we find the last signpost to date:.
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John Choppyn and Joan his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of John Dawe, deceased, defendants. A third part of a moiety of 1 messuage, 60 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture and 10 acres of wood in Ramesdon Belhous, Dounham, Wykford, Ronwell, and Suthhanyfeld. Defendant quitclaimed to plaintiffs and the heirs of William Holme. Consideration 40 marks. Certain prosopographical observations can be made here.
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Humphrey Tyrell of Warley was a younger son of the Tyrells of Heron, probably a nephew of the Sir James executed for the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Howard was his clerk. All were in the circle of John de Vere, 13 th Earl of Oxford. The identity of William Holme remains a mystery; there are two or three of the name active in London at around the same time, all probably in the cloth trade.
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I conclude with a special thanks to Allyson Lewis, Katharine Schofield, and all of the staff at ERO for their help and support which regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty, extending unto providing me with pencil-rubbings of seals by mail here in Bangkok; having worked in archives from London to Damascus I say unequivocally that ERO is lucky to have you. I think the pictures below will give you some idea of the lengths people go to to transport the documents they want to deposit with us.
Of course, we went fishing. In summer you can catch fluke, bluefish, striped bass and weakfish — though there are stringent regulations as to what you can keep, based on size. My year-old son Theo caught the first fish of the day when we headed out into the estuary under a bright sky; his joy was undiminished for having to throw his fluke back into the blue.
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There is plenty to explore. One of my favourite excursions, a minute drive from Red Bank, was to the Twin Lights , perched ft above sea level on the Navesink Highlands; there has been a lighthouse here since Climb to the top and you are rewarded with extraordinary views; there to the north are the skyscrapers of Manhattan, the graceful arc of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge — reachable by the fast Seastreak Ferry , which you catch not far from the lighthouse.
And then, exhausted from your climb and in need of refreshment, stop at On the Deck for a soft-shell crab sandwich. Jon Bon Jovi, another musical native son of this soil, has opened two JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurants in the county which not only serve good food but do good, too. Both locations are doing very well. We expanded our horizons with two ventures beyond state lines. Aside from our Seastreak trip into New York City, we also drove our rental car just an hour or so into upstate New York, to Cold Spring, a historic community right by the beautiful Hudson river.
Back in New Jersey — a beautiful drive along the Palisades Parkway — we were spoilt for choice. We could play golf on any number of beautiful public courses; or go canoeing in the Pine Barrens, a fascinating stretch of coastal plain in southern New Jersey on which the great American writer John McPhee based an entire book. The Jersey Shore is full of surprises and retains the sense of a community that is harder to come by these days. Over the years, organisations such as the America Littoral Society have worked hard to clean up rivers, estuaries and the shoreline to ensure this stretch of coast remains pristine.
Oh — and if you come back in the winter, you can go ice-boating.
Watch this space.