Baron Edward NORTH
- Born: Abt 1496, Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, England
- Married (1): Abt 1527, Southby, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
- Married (2): Abt 1561, Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, England
- Died: 31 Dec 1564, Charterhouse, London, Middlesex, England
- Buried: Bef 23 Feb 1565, Kirtling, Cambridgeshire, England
Another name for Edward was NORTH Baron.
Ancestral File Number: 9SW0-V7. User ID: 37056.
John North of Farmington, Dexter North, Washington DC, 1921, xi 322p 24 cm, 22-22879, CS71.N86 1921: "John North of Farmington Connecticut and his descendants; with a short account of other early Northfamilies."
"Concerning the antecedents of John North, original proprietor of Farmington, Connecticut, of whose descendants this book is a record, nothing is known previous to his arrival in this country, save that hesailed from London in 1635. This would indicate that he came either from the south of England, the eastern counties, or from London or its vicinity...
"Some future historian may have time to further examine the parish records of Yorkshire,and thereby throw light on what remains an unsolved mystery.
"The tradition persists in certain branches of the family in this country that John North was descended from the ancestors of the distinguished family of Guilford Norths who were prominent and influential in English history, but evidence is lacking to substantiate this connnection...
"The two most distinguished members of the family were Francis, bAron Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Charles II andJames II; and Frederic, Lord North, Prime Minister under George III during the American Revolution. Both of these famous men have been severely criticized and harshly censured. Their lives may be found in the encyclopedias.
"In the Englishfamily there is a tradition that the first North entered England with William the Conqueror and married his daughter. Some members of this family have an ancestral tree showing this origin. The first ancestor of the Guilford Norths mentioned in the peerage books is Robert North, who was living in 1470, in the reign of Henry V. His grandson Edward, born in 1496, was the first Baron North of Kirtling, County Cambridge, in 1553-1554. A branch of this family comprises the Norths of County Nottingham...
"London genealogists have failed to tell us anything about John North's parentage or place of birth. Although a common ancestry with the Guilford Norths cannot be proved, such a relationship is not unlikely, in view of the fact that the name North is not common in England. That John North's parents were not poor, as poverty was reckoned in those days, may be assomed from his being `no subsedy man'.
"His fellow-passenger, Richard Saltonstall, was said to berelated by marriage to the Norths of Kirtling. Whether there is any significance in this and the fact that they both first settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts, owing perhaps to family ties, or whether these were merely coincidences, remains to bedetermined...
National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings, Vol V, Explorers and Settlers, Robert G Ferris, National Park Service, 1968, Washington DC, p203:
C. Sites Eligible for the Registry of National Historic Landmarks
12. Stanley-Whitman House, Connecticut
Location: 37 High Street, Farmington, Hartford County
Ownership:Farmington Village Green and Library Association
Significance: "Built around 1660, apparently by John Stanley, this house is considered to be an almost perfect example of the `added lean-to house' and the New England architectural style...The house is one of the earliest and best preserved of the framed-overhang types, and its ornamental drops are among the finest in the country.
"The interior is characteristic of the early central chimney plan, the parlor and hall being located on the sides of the great central chimney...
"In 1735 the Reverend Samuel Whitman, minister in Farmington from 1706 to 1751, purchased the house from Stanley. In 1935, its owner had the house expertly restored...by an authority on early domestic architecture in Connecticut, and then deeded it to the nonprofit assiciation that no administers it.
Present Appearance: "Preservation and maintenance of the house are of the highest order. The house is furnished in the styleof the period, and in a manner characteristic of the region. Many of the furnishings came from the Farmington area, in which many other 17th and 18th century houses are located...A museum wing contains especially fine specimens of maps, manuscripts...and other items relating to Farmington history...The garden in the backyard contains more than 24 varieties of herbs and scented geraniums typical of colonial kitchen gardens. The house is open to vistors throughout the year."
PlantersPilgrims and Puritans, Richard Tames, 1987, B T Batsford, London, Chap 7, The Puritans, p47:
"The arrival of English settlers in the Connecticut valley alarmed the Pequots, one of the most powerful of its local tribes, so much that they tried to form an alliance with their old enemies the Narragansetts, against the invaders. Thanks to the advice of Riger Williams, whom they had come to trust absolutely, the Narragansetts joined the English side instead.
"Learning what was planned, the English struck first. In the spring of 1637 they surrounded a Pequot village of some 400 inhabitants, set fire to it and picked off all those who fled the flames. Only five escaped. Characteristically, the Puritans sought to justifythe massacre on religious grounds: `sometimes the Scriptures declareth women and children must perish... Whe had sufficient light from the Word of God for our proceedings.' William Bradford of Plymouth recorded:
"`It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stink and scent thereof; but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they gave praise thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, thus to enclose their enemies in their hands and given them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enemy.'
"The Narragansetts took another view. According to one English officer, they...`much rejoiced at our victories, and greatly admired the manner of Englishmen's fight, but cried `mach it, mach it'; that is, `It is not to be, it is not to be", because it is too furious and slays too many men.'
"John Winthrop described to William Bradford the English treatment of prisoners: `The prisoners were divided...Of these we send the male children to Bermuda...and the women and maid children are disposed about in the towns. There have been now slain and taken, in all, about 700. The rest are dispersed, and the Indians in all quarters so terrified as all their friends are afraid to receive them...Among the prisoners we have the wife and children of Monomotto (chief of the Pequots)...It was by her mediation that two English maids were spared from death, and were kindly used by her; so that I have taken charge of her. One of her first requests was, that the English would not abuse her body, and that her children might not be taken from her...'
"The Treaty of Hartford, negotiated through Roger Williams, declared the dissolution of the Pequot tribe in 1638..."
The Annals of America, Vol I, 1493-1754, Discovering a New World, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago, 1976, p157, Fundamental Orders of Connecticut:
"The Connecticut settlement at Hartford was established in 1636 by settlers from the New Towne (now Cambridge), Massachusetts, congregation of the Reverend Thomas Hooker. This group had been preceded by others which had located at Windsor and Wethersfield. In January 1639, the freemen of these three townships assembled and drew up the so-called Fundamental Orders of Connecticut often hailed as the first written American constitution...It contained a preamble that is essentially a compact, the remainder being a body of laws. Hooker's move was prompted primarily by political considerations. He opposed the dominant figures at Boston, who looked down on democracy- believing it to be `no fit government either for church or commonwealth...'"
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9SW0-V7 Born 1611, BWPT-71 Born 1615 Mar Ipswitch Died Jan 1692 Farmington, PWVW-4N Mar Mary BIRD (AFN:GG4W-RJ), Ver 4.10 9SWC-X3 Edward NORTH [BARON NORTH].
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Christening P013291-Archive Record Printout-0472557 John NORTH Father Dudley NORTH 27 Feb 1612 Harrow On The Hill London England.
Edward married Alice SQUIRE, daughter of Oliver SQUIRE, about 1527 in Southby, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. (Alice SQUIRE was born about 1500 in Southby, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England and was buried on 22 Aug 1560 in Kirtling, Cambridgeshire, England.)
Edward also married Lady Margaret Boteler NORTH about 1561 in Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, England.