Elizabeth Norman

Female 1611 - 1613  (~ 2 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Norman 
    Christened 12 Jan 1610/1611  Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried 23 Apr 1613  Charminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3125  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Florence,   d. Aft 9 Jul 1645, of, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1607  of, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. "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]
      Relatively few Dorsetshire probate items were found for this surname. There were two wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Thomas Norman of Wimborne dated 1619, and William Norman of Cerne Abbas (just to the north of Charminster), for 1646.[5] Nothing in either of these wills connects with Richard Norman of Charminster. Contact with the Dorset County archivist located an administration for Edith Norman of Sherbome, widow in 1600, and an inventory for Henry Norman for 1636.[6]
      Children of Richard1 and Florence (___) Norman, i-v bp. at Charminster, co. Dorset:[7]
      i. John2 Norman, bp. 7 Feb. 1606/7; m. by 1637, ARABELLA ___.
      ii. Elizabeth Norman, bp. 12 Jan. 1610/1, bur. Charminster, 23 April 1613.
      iii. Margaret Norman, bp. 4 Feb. 1614/5; m. by 1633, Robert1 Morgan, a cooper of Cape Ann Side in Salem, Mass. Robert's will, dated 14 Oct. 1672 and proved 24 June 1673, includes a reference to "my wife's father Norman."[8] Several sources state that she m. (2) Samuel2 F0WLER (Philip1) of Salisbury, Mass., but primary evidence has not been found.[9]
      iv. SUSAN Norman, bp. 31 July 1617; m. by 1635, Robert1 Lockwood. This identification is based on a record of 17 July 1637, when Sergeant Lockwood refused the grant of a house lot in Salem "beyond his father Norman's." This appears to be a reference to Robert Lockwood of Watertown, who later removed to Fairfield, Conn., and whose wife was named Susanna.[10]
      v. FLORENCE Norman, bp. 17 Oct. 1619; m. (1) by 1639, JOHN1 HART of Marblehead, Mass.;[11] in 1672, John Trask, husband of their daughter Florence, was called son-in-law of Thomas Whittridge.[12] She m. (2) ca. 1657, Thomas2 WHITRRIDGE (William1) of Salisbury, who, in his nuncupative will, declared before 3 Sept. 1672, stated that Richard Norman was his wife's brother.[13]
      vi. Richard Norman, b. ca. 1623-24; m. ca. 1650, Margaret ___. He deposed, aged about 50, on 19 March 1673/4 and on 2 Dec. 1674.[14] His baptism was not found in Charminster, so the family probably moved from there about the time that they disappeared from the register.
      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.
      5. Prerogative Court of Canterbury 69 Parker [Thomas], 140 Twisse [William]. (Cerne Abbas is best known for its ancient 180-foot-tall giant chalk figure with oversized genitalia.)
      6. The archivist provided the following citations, apparently from the Archdeaconry Court of Dorset: Ref DS 6 258 [Edith]; Inv CC/262, no locality listed [Henry].
      7. The original research on these baptisms was carried out in the Bishops' Transcripts for Charminster, Dorsetshire, 1591-1879 Family History Library, Salt Lake City, film #1,279,491, items 9-12]. The transcripts are missing for the years 1617, 1623, and 1624. Copies from the parish register at the Dorset Record Office in Dorchester were obtained by Simon Neal of London, who located the entry for Susan in 1617, but not the baptism for son Richard.
      8. [George Ernest Dow, ed.,] "The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts," 3 vols. (Salem, Mass., 1916-20), 2:355-57 (hereafter cited as "Essex Co. Probate Records").
      9. E.g., David W. Hoyt, "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts," 3 vols. plus supplement (Providence, RI., 1897-1919), 1:162; Davis, "Stone Ancestry," 46.
      10. Robert1 Lockwood and his family, see Donald Lines Jacobus, comp. and ed., "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield," 3 vols. (Fairfield, Conn., 1930-32), 1:380-81, 715.
      11. See Davis, "Stone Ancestry," 38; and an anonymous article [probably by Eben Putnam], "John Hart of Marblehead, Shipwright," "The Genealogical Quarterly Magazine" 3(1902):67-72. The latter article does not identify Hart's wife Florence or provide her 2nd marriage.
      12. Davis, "Stone Ancestry," 38.
      13. "Essex Co. Probate Records," 2:286-87.
      14. "Essex Court Records," 5:256, as cited in Anderson, "Great Migration Begins," 2:1335; Christopher Johnston, "Thomas Weston and His Family," "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" 50(1896):201-6, at 202-3."