Florence

Female - Aft 1645


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  • Name Florence  
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 9 Jul 1645  of, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3272  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 

    Family Richard Norman,   b. Abt 1587, of, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 22 Apr 1653 to 27 Jun 1664, of Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1607  of, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Norman,   c. 7 Feb 1606/1607, Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Norman,   c. 12 Jan 1610/1611, Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Apr 1613, Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Margaret Norman,   c. 4 Feb 1614/1615, Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1693, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +4. Susanna Norman,   c. 31 Jul 1617, Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1660, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     5. Florence Norman,   c. 17 Oct 1619, Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Norman,   b. Abt 1623/1624, of, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1683, of Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Citation Information: "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Volumes I-III:
      "Richard Norman
      Origin: Unknown... Marriage: By about 1612 ____ ____; on 9 July 1645 the "wife of Richard Norman Sr." testified in court [EQC 1:82]; no further record. (Two women by the name of Arabella Norman were admitted to Salem church, one in May 1637 and the other on 25 February 1637/8 [SChR 6, 7]. One of these is certainly the wife of John Norman, son of Richard. The second is probably a clerical error, but just might be the wife of Richard Sr.)..."

      2. "The American Genealogist," 77[2002]:102-3: "The English Origin of Richard1 Norman of Salem, Massachusetts," by Leslie Mahler:
      "Richard1 Norman of Salem, Massachusetts, arrived in New England with his family at a very early date, certainly prior to 1628.[1] In 1680 Richard Brackenbury, aged 80, testified that "Old Goodman Norman and his sonn" and others "owned that they came over upon the account of a company of England called by us by the name of Dorchester Company or Dorchester Merchants."[2] Brackenbury himself had arrived in 1628 with John Endicott. Richard Norman was granted land at Salem in 1636, 1637, and 1638. The last record found for him is in 1653, when he deeded his house with a ten-acre lot in Marblehead to his son Richard.[3]
      Since Richard was part of the Dorchester Company, it should be no surprise to find records of his family near Dorchester in old England. The village of Charminster, co. Dorset, is just to the north of Dorchester, and this is where Richard's children were baptized in a church that dates from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The entries show that his wife was named Florence, but if they were married in Charminster, the record does not survive, as the church registers and Bishops' Transcripts are both missing the marriages from 1598 to 1605.[4]..."
      Footnotes:
      1. Walter Goodwin Davis published an excellent account of the Norman family in 1930 ("The Ancestry of Sarah Stone..." [Portland, Maine, 1930], 45-54 [hereafter cited as Davis, "Stone Ancestry"]). The best modern summary of this family can be found in Robert Charles Anderson, "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633," 3 vols. (Boston, 1995), 2:1334-6 (hereafter cited as Anderson, "Great Migration Begins"). Statements about Richard1 Norman and his family in this article that are not documented here are taken from this latter source. Another recent account of this family can be found in Burton W. Spear, ed., "Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John 1630, "18: West Country Ancestries, 1620-1643 (Toledo, Ohio, 1992), 102-3, which uses (with a note of caution) the poorest available source: Raymon Meyers Tingley, "Some Ancestral Lines.. ." (Rutland, Vt., 1935), 256-58. Tingley has Richard1 as the son of a John Fryeth alias Norman of Ipswich, Suffolk, which is in a completely different part of England. Tingley also gave Richard a non-existent son named William.
      2. Essex Co., Mass., Deeds 5:107.
      3. "Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts," 9 vols. (Salem, Mass., 1911-75), 3:368 (hereafter cited as "Essex Court Records").
      4. The marriages for Holy Trinity parish in the nearby town of Dorchester were searched, but their marriage was not found there either ("Dorset Parish Registers," Marriages, 7 [London: Phillimore, 1914]:1-44). The marriages for Charminster were also published by Phillimore..."

      MARRIAGE:
      1. A marriage to a Margaret Alford is found in Ordinance Index: Extracted marriage record for St. Giles In The Wood, Devon, England, Batch number M051691, Film 916930, Dates: 1555-1743, Printout: 1037005. [Forgot to copy the date but I believe to recall it for in 1615.
      According to the Great Migration Project quoted above, the name and marriage date of Richard Norman is unknown. The name Richard Norman in England is probably not very unique.