SteveJohnsonFamily - Person Sheet
SteveJohnsonFamily - Person Sheet
NameEdmund Johnson 53,726,1414
Birth1612, Romsey, ENG
Death10 Jan 1651, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire32,1462
FatherJohn Johnson (1588-?)
Spouses
Birthabt 1616, Weymouth, Norfolk, ENG33
Death30 Jan 1663, Hampton, New Hampshire67,1480
Marriage1638, New Hampshire37
ChildrenPeter (~1639-1674)
 John (~1640-1642)
 John (<1641-<1692)
 James (1643-1715)
 Dorcas (1645-~1705)
 Mary (-<1651)
Notes for Edmund Johnson
Edmund Johnson was 23 , a carpenter by trade, when in 1635 he and his wife Mary, came from Romsey to America; sailing from London in the Ship James. They were residents in Hampton NH as early as 1639, where in June, 1640 he was granted a house lot, which extended to the common way; and in Sep. "Bro. Crosse wth five other brethern are appointed to set out unto Edm Johnson a little ground about his house; not prejudicing the beasts going to drink at the Runne. Besides this, was a small grant on the other side of the road, "about thirty rod, which his house stand of in the meeting-house gree; laying near upon a square, joyning up to a common way towards the east, otherwise the green goeth round about it;" and on February 23, 1646, three shares in the cow-common.53
The James sailed into Boston.117
Ship passenger list does not show a Mary who would be a plausible wife for Edmond, as it is spelled in the list. See "Original lists of Persons of Quality", Hotten, GPC, 1978.


Edmund Johnson came from Wales in 1635 and settled in Winnicumet. In 1639 Winnicumet granted “to Edmund Johnson 10 acres for an home lot, 6 acres of fresh meadow, whereoff 3 acres or thereabouts lying near brother Jones runneth between into the upland, and the rest he is to have near you widow Bristow’s lot and the rest in the east field if it be there to be had. Also 15 acres of planting ground, part of it adjoining his house lot, and the rest in the East field “. At the same time Edmond was granted three shares in the ox common, three shares in the cow common, and at a subsequent time three sharers in the town common and meeting house green. This house lot has remained in the Johnson name 275 years and was lately owned and occupied by two brothers, Joseph and Nathaniel Johnson, direct descendents of Edmund Johnson the settler. Edmund died March 10, 1651, leaving a widow, Mary, who married Thomas Coleman. The children of Edmund and Mary Johnson: Peter, John, James and Dorcas.726

LDS files show death date of 10 Mar 1651 and father named John and grandfather Edmund.

Edmund Johnson was one of the first comers to Winnicunet (Hampton), New Hampshire, arriving the first summer with Stephen Batchhelder and others. He received several grants of land in Hampton, a houselot, two lots of fresh meadow, sixteen acres of saltmarsh, twelve acres of upland, an orchard, and three shares in the Cow Common. He and his wife were assigned seats in the Meeting House; Edmund in the first row of seats at the west end of the tablewith the younger men; namely, Jeffrey Mingay, Anthony Stanyon, Thomas Ward, Thomas Moulton, and William Godfrey. Mary sat with the women in the second seats at the east end of the south side.
Edmund, first mentioned in Hampton in 1639, was a resident no longer than twelve years. He was about 39 years old at the time of his death. The inventory of his estate was taken by Robert Page, Robert Tuck and Jeffrey Mingay, in 1651. The amount was one hundred eleven pounds, nineteen shillings. Administration was granted to his widow, Mary, on 8 April, 1651. Each of the children shared in the division of the estate at the time of Mary's second marriage, to Thomas Coleman, who gave bond of eighty pounds assuring the apportionment of Edmund Johnson's property to his children, and also that they would be taught to read and write. Sons, Peter and James, received their inheritances, later married and resided in or near Hampton, both had families.67

Edmund Johnson, age 23, came in the James to Boston in July 1635, settled in Hampton, proprietor, 1640 and 1646. Lawsuit 1648. He died 1 Jan 1650. Inventory 4 Jan 1650/51, to widow Mary. She married 11 July 1651, Thomas Coleman, who secured to the children on 7 August 1653, their portions of their father's estate; to Peter, the eldest, 32 pounds; to John, 16 pounds; to James, 16 pounds; to Dorcas, 16 pounds; to be paid the sons at 21 years of age and the daughter at 18 or marriage. He was to pay the cost of educating the children...to read and write.68

On 15 February 1645, John Cuddington sold to Edmund Johnson of Hampton, land and livestock, in consideration of a debt due him for the care of John Cuddingtun's late deceased father.
As a relationship seems to be implied, it is conceivable that Cuddington, or Coddington, could have been a family name and a possible clue to Mary Johnson's identity.
Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts, included Hampton, New Hampshire, and the books of land evidence for this town may be found in Salem, Massachusetts at the registry of deeds.69

Edmund, Hampton, came in the James to Boston in July 1635, age 23; to Hampton in 1639; had house lot there in Jun 1640. See Coddington. .Liists 391ab, 392a, “393ab. D. 1 Mar 1850-1 32

186EDMUND JOHNSON

The genealogical descriptive name was "most popular with the upper classes in the north of England" and was formed simply by adding -son to the father's name.

EDMUND JOHNSON1 was born in England in 1612 and came to Boston from London in the "James" in July 1635 when he was 23. He and his wife Mary were living in Hampton NH in 1639, and in June the following year he was given a land grant including a house-lot, also in 1646 three shares in the cow commons. John Cuddington of Boston, for "a certaine debt for attending my late deceased father", conveyed to Edmund Johnson, carpenter, 6 acres of fresh meadow, 5 acres of salt marsh and 3 milch cows, April 15, 1650. Edmund Johnson gave his home lot to his two sons, Peter and James, and died March 10, 1651. His widow administered the estate and married (2) Thomas Coleman. Provision was made for the education of the children.

Children

1. PETER2, bp. in 1639. See below.
2. John2, bp. May 16, 1641, Hampton; prob. d. yg.
3. James2, born ca 1643 in Hampton where he lived
on the eastern portion of his father's homestead.
He was a mill-wright and is said to have learned
his trade from Henry Sayward in Hampton and removed
with him to York to work with him for several
years. There in 1669, land was granted to
"Henry Sayward, James Johnson and Thomas Patty."
In a document signed by him December 23, 1670,
however, his residence is again given as Hampton.
In 1674, he and others were admonished by the
Court for attending or holding a Quaker meeting.
James Johnson of Hampton bought ten acres of land
at Spruce Creek May 28, 1683. He was living in
Kittery, Maine, as a millwright October 26, 1699,
when property was deeded to him by Enoch Hutchins
of Kittery. He was deeded other properties
June 25, 1700, and died June 16, 1715, in Hampton.
He had married March 26, 1675, Sarah Daniels
who survived him and died January 1718. James
left no will but his estate was divided by his
heirs according to his known wishes. His son,
Samuel, received all his Kittery property; the
homestead, Hampton real estate and personal property
was divided among the other children.
Children:
i. James3, b. Feb. 4, 1677; d. Nov. 6, 1752.
He m. Nov. 10, 1698, Elizabeth (dau. of
John Mason) and lived on a section of the
homestead; 7 children.
ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 18, 1678; m. Elizabeth
Haskins Nov. 3, 1701. They lived in Kittery
where he m. (2) Dec. 23, 1734, Mary,
widow of Richard King. He had 6 chil.
iii. John, b. 1679; d. Jan. 6, 1680.
iv. Dorcas, b. June 16, 1681; prob. d. before
1715.
v. Hannah, m. Joseph Shaw Dec. 12, 1705.
vi. John, b. July 16, 1687; d. young.
vii. Mary, b. Nov. 4, 1688; m. Edward Shaw
June 27, 1716.
viii. Benjamin, b. Nov. 22, 1691; settled on
the David Knowles place in No. Hampton.
ix. John, b. Oct. 27, 1694, No. Hampton; m.
June 12, 1718, Martha (d. of John Redman);
settled a short distance south of
Knowles pond in No. Hampton; 8 chil.
4. Dorcas2, married at Haverhill, April 16, 1672,
Samuel Pearson.

THIRD GENERATION

PETER JOHNSON2 (Edmund1), millwright, was baptized at Winnacunnet (renamed Hampton) early in 1639. He married, April 3, 1660, Ruth Moulton, quite surely the daughter of Thomas Moulton of Hampton and York. November 20, 1668, Peter sold to Richard Oliver one share of cow common granted to Edmund Johnson in 1645. His wife was admitted to the Hampton Church, February 27, 1698, and in April 1674 he served on the trial jury. Peter drowned with James Philbrick in the Hampton River November 16, 1674; admin. of his estate to his wife April 13, 1675. She died September 7, 1718.

Children Born in Hampton

1. MARY JOHNSON3 (Peter2, Edmund1) was born April
7, 1663, and married Samuel Ayer in Haverhill,
December 14, 1681. SEE AYER FAMILY.
2. Ruth3, born July 13, 1666; married November 24,
1682, Timothy Ayer at Haverhill.
3. Edmund3, born July 3, 1671, a Quaker and millwright;
on the grand jury in 1695; on trial jury
in 1698. He married September 25, 1693, Abigail,
probably daughter of Abraham Green; and (2) Judith
(). They moved to "Hogpen Farm". In 1701,
Edmund was a subscriber for building and furnishing
the new Quaker meeting house. Both were
living in 1718 but died before January 16, 1738.
Children:
i. Abigail4; d. young.
ii. Ruth, b. Feb. 24, 1695; m. John Gove Jr.
Mar. 24, 1720.
iii. Esther, b. Apr. 22, 1697; m. () Ruck.
iv. Dorcas, b. July 5, 1699; m. in Amesbury,
Sept. 18, 1724, Andrew Neal.
v. Peter, b. Mar. 9, 1701.
vi. Obadiah, b. May 10, 1705; had homestead
and m. in Newbury Jan. 28, 1730, Judith
Brown; m. (2) in Newbury Nov. 5, 1761,
Ruth Rogers.
vii. Mary, b. Nov. 3, 1707; m. Israel Hodgdon
of Dover Sept. 21, 1737; 6 chil.
viii. Patience, b. Nov. 23, 1709; m. in Amesbury
Aug. 6, 1728, John Neal; and perhaps
(2) Ebenezer Godfrey.
ix. Edmund, b. 1730.
x. Abigail, b. 1732; m. John Brown, son of
Benjamin.
4. Peter3, born posthumously November 25, 1674; married
April 1, 1708, Esther, daughter of Morris
Hobbs, and lived on the original homestead.
Children born in Hampton:
i. Ruth4, b. Feb. 3, 1712; m. Samuel Leavitt.
ii. Peter, b. July 11, 1714; m. Apr. 19,
1737, Sarah (d. of Simon Dow); settled in
Rye NH. He had 6 chil. bp. in Hampton,
and was bp. with his first child. 186

[1012] Edmund arrived in Boston on the "James" in July 1635 at age 23. He and his wife were in Hampton in 1639. The date of Edmond's death may be (more
likely) March 1, 1651, rather than March 10. The inventory of his estate was taken on March 4, 1651. GDMNH shows the date of death as March 1, although the
town records say, "died ye (10th) (1st) mo: 1651". For a copy of Edmund's probate records, click here. Additional source: Noyes/Libby/Davis, "Genealogical
Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), pg. 381; Sanborn and Sanborn, "Vital Records of Hampton, New Hampshire, to the End of the Year 1900,"
(1992), vol. 1, pg. 557. 140

[Inventory of the estate of Edmund Johnson of Hampton, taken by Robert Page, Robert Tuck, and Jeffrey Mingy March 4, 1650/1; amount, £111.19.0.] [Essex County,
Mass., Probate Files.]

[Administration on the estate of Edmund Johnson granted to his widow, Mary Johnson, April 8, 1651.]

[Order of court Oct 7, 1651, that the children have the following portions out of the estate: Peter Johnson, the oldest, £32 at the age of twenty-one, John Johnson £16 at
the age of twenty-one, James Johnson £16 at the age of twenty-one, and Dorcas Johnson £16 at the age of eighteen or day of marriage with her mother's consent.
Thomas Coleman, step-father to said children, was ordered to give bond in the sum of £80, and to bind over the house and land in Hampton belonging to the estate for
these payments, and he was to pay the cost of educating the children, having them taught to read and write.]
[Norfolk County, Mass., Court Records.]

Wheras at ye Court held at Hampton the (7th) of ye (8th) mo : 1653 It was ordered yt ye Children of Edmond Jonson late of Hampton deceased should have out of their
fathers estate for their portions as followeth viz Peter Jonson the eldest thirty two pounds att ye age of one & twenty years John Jonson sixteen pound att ye age of one
& twenty years James Jonson sixteen pound att ye age of one & twenty years & Dorcas Jonson sixteen pound att ye age of eighteen years or at ye day of hir marriage
wth hir mothers consent wch of ym shall first happen.

Know yea that I Thomas Coleman father in law [step-father] unto the aforesaid Childeren doe by these prsents bind my selfe my heires Executors & Administrators unto
ye govermt of ye Massachusets in Newengland in ye full & intire some of fower score pound of currant money to pay the aforesayd Legasies unto the aforesayd
Childeren respectively or according to ye order of ye Court abovesayd As also to bee att the charges of ye Educacon of the sayd childeren and to have them taught to
write & read. And for ye more sure Performance of ye prmisses: according to ye order of ye sayd court I doe with the full & free consent of Mary my wyfe (mother unto
ye sayd Childeren) bind over in security (unto the sayd Govermt) for ye Performance of ye sayd Legasies or portions allotted unto the sayd childeren by the Court
aforesayd as also for their educacon as aforesayd all those lands that did belonge to the aforesd Edmon Jonson liing & being wthin ye bounds of the towne of Hampton
aforesayd & now in ye possession of mee the sayd Thom : Coleman : As namely eight acres of Salt marsh butting uppon ye great Oxe Com'on on ye : E : Tho :
Moulton on ye (S : W) Edward Colcord on ye (N. E) ye town wast. And three acres of fresh medow butting uppon ye great Sault marsh on ye (N E) Jno Wedgewood :
(N) the land of Tho: Moulton (S). And six acres of fresh medow bounded in wth a ditch willi : Maston on ye (S W) willi Cole on ye (N. E.) & a highway to ye Oxe
common (N) And fower acres more of fresh medow joyning to Robert Tucks on ye (N W) & Phile: Dalton on ye (S) & Tho : Ward (N) : And eight acres more of Salt
marsh att ye falls butting uppon ye River towards the beach : Twelve acres of upland liing in ye (E) feild willi: Samborn on ye (S) and a Swamp on ye (N) and land of Jno
Huggins on ye (E) and a high way on ye (N) And a houselott tenn acres The street on ye (N) willi : Samborn on ye (So) Tho : Smith on ye (E) and ye meeting : house
uppon ye (W). And halfe an acre of Land planted wth Apple trees joining to Jno Redmans on ye (S) & the street on ye (N) To ye Performance of all wch ye abovesayd
condicons I the said Tho : Coleman doe hereunto sett my hand & seale this (16th) day of ye (8th) mo 1653

Tho: Coleman wth a Seale to itt

Signed Sealed & delivered to use of ye govermt aforesaid in ye pr of us. Tho : Bradbury
Wymond Bradbury
Jacob Hooke

This was acknowledged in Court by Tho: Coleman to be his act & deed, Salisbury ye (12th) (2d mo 1654. Tho: Bradbury recd

[Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 1, p. 31.] 140

Edmund learned the carpenter trade in England before He and his wife Mary sailed from London in 1635 on the good ship James and settled at Hampton, NH. This is the history as given from research and family lore on the beginnings of this branch of the Johnson Family in America.241

EDMUND, Hampton, came in the James from London, 1635, aged 23, d. 10 Mar. 1654, leav. ch. Peter, wh. was bapt. 1639, and drown. 16 Nov. 1674; John, 16 May 1641; James; and Dorcas; beside wid. Mary, wh. m. 11 July 1651, Thomas Coleman, and d. 30 Jan. 1663. 207

140Probate records of Edmund Johnson of Hampton, 1651


[Inventory of the estate of Edmund Johnson of Hampton, taken by Robert Page, Robert Tuck, and Jeffrey Mingy March 4, 1650/1; amount, £111.19.0.] [Essex
County, Mass., Probate Files.]

[Administration on the estate of Edmund Johnson granted to his widow, Mary Johnson, April 8, 1651.]

[Order of court Oct 7, 1651, that the children have the following portions out of the estate: Peter Johnson, the oldest, £32 at the age of twenty-one, John
Johnson £16 at the age of twenty-one, James Johnson £16 at the age of twenty-one, and Dorcas Johnson £16 at the age of eighteen or day of marriage with her
mother's consent. Thomas Coleman, step-father to said children, was ordered to give bond in the sum of £80, and to bind over the house and land in Hampton
belonging to the estate for these payments, and he was to pay the cost of educating the children, having them taught to read and write.]
[Norfolk County, Mass., Court Records.]

Wheras at ye Court held at Hampton the (7th) of ye (8th) mo : 1653 It was ordered yt ye Children of Edmond Jonhson late of Hampton deceased should have
out of their fathers estate for their portions as followeth viz Peter Jonson the eldest thirty two pounds att ye age of one & twenty years John Jonson sixteen
pound att ye age of one & twenty years James Jonson sixteen pound att ye age of one & twenty years & Dorcas Jonson sixteen pound att ye age of eighteen
years or at ye day of hir marriage wth hir mothers consent wch of ym shall first happen.

Know yea that I Thomas Coleman father in law [step-father] unto the aforesaid Childeren doe by these prsents bind my selfe my heires Executors &
Administrators unto ye govermt of ye Massachusets in Newengland in ye full & intire some of fower score pound of currant money to pay the aforesayd
Legasies unto the aforesayd Childeren respectively or according to ye order of ye Court abovesayd As also to bee att the charges of ye Educacon of the sayd
childeren and to have them taught to write & read. And for ye more sure Performance of ye prmisses: according to ye order of ye sayd court I doe with the full
& free consent of Mary my wyfe (mother unto ye sayd Childeren) bind over in security (unto the sayd Govermt) for ye Performance of ye sayd Legasies or
portions allotted unto the sayd childeren by the Court aforesayd as also for their educacon as aforesayd all those lands that did belonge to the aforesd Edmon
Jonson liing & being wthin ye bounds of the towne of Hampton aforesayd & now in ye possession of mee the sayd Thom : Coleman : As namely eight acres
of Salt marsh butting uppon ye great Oxe Com'on on ye : E : Tho : Moulton on ye (S : W) Edward Colcord on ye (N. E) ye town wast. And three acres of fresh
medow butting uppon ye great Sault marsh on ye (N E) Jno Wedgewood : (N) the land of Tho: Moulton (S). And six acres of fresh medow bounded in wth a
ditch willi : Maston on ye (S W) willi Cole on ye (N. E.) & a highway to ye Oxe common (N) And fower acres more of fresh medow joyning to Robert Tucks
on ye (N W) & Phile: Dalton on ye (S) & Tho : Ward (N) : And eight acres more of Salt marsh att ye falls butting uppon ye River towards the beach : Twelve
acres of upland liing in ye (E) feild willi: Samborn on ye (S) and a Swamp on ye (N) and land of Jno Huggins on ye (E) and a high way on ye (N) And a
houselott tenn acres The street on ye (N) willi : Samborn on ye (So) Tho : Smith on ye (E) and ye meeting : house uppon ye (W). And halfe an acre of Land
planted wth Apple trees joining to Jno Redmans on ye (S) & the street on ye (N) To ye Performance of all wch ye abovesayd condicons I the said Tho : Coleman
doe hereunto sett my hand & seale this (16th) day of ye (8th) mo 1653

Tho: Coleman wth a Seale to itt

Signed Sealed & delivered to use of ye govermt aforesaid in ye pr of us. Tho : Bradbury
Wymond Bradbury
Jacob Hooke

This was acknowledged in Court by Tho: Coleman to be his act & deed, Salisbury ye (12th) (2d mo 1654. Tho: Bradbury recd

[Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 1, p. 31.]

Hampton Land Lots, ancestry.com

December 24, 1639 Land Grantees

Steven Bachiler, Abraham Perkins, Timothy Dalton, Richard Swaine, Christopher Hussey, William Eastow, John Cross, Thomas Moulton, John Moulton, Robert Saunderson, William Palmer, Thomas Jones, Philemon Dalton, William Wakefleld, James Davis

June, 1640 Land Grantees

Henry Ambrose, Willium Fifield, Francis Asten, Giles Fuller, John Brabrook, William Fuller, John Brown, Samuel Greenfield, Henry Bright, Daniel Henrick, Widow Bristow, Barnabas Horton, Ambrose Carpenter, William Howard, Richard Carre, John Huggins, Aquila Chase, Widow Mary Hussey, Thomas Chase, Edmund Johnson, Arthur Clarke, Thomas King, William Cole, Richard Knight, Moses Coxe, John Legat, Timothy Dalton, jr., William Marston, James Davis, jr., Robert Marston, Daniel Morse, John Eldred, Thomas Moulton, William English, Jeffery Mingay, Robert Page, John Saunders, ___Palmer, Robert Sanderson, Widow Judith Parker, Robert Sawyer, Francis Peabody, Thomas Sleeper, John Philbrick, Thomas Smith, Walter Roper, Anthony Taylor, Robert Tuck, John Sanborn, Francis Wainwright, Stephen Sanborn, John Ward, William Sanborn, Thomas Ward, William Sargent, John Wedgwood.  

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Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)

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Hampton Deaths-Edmon Jonson

Name
Edmund JOHNSON
Start date
1639
End Date

Location
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Original Text
JOHNSON, Edmund & Mary ____, m/2 Thomas COLEMAN 1651; by 1639; Hampton, NH {Hampton 770; GDMNH 381; Johnson (,3) 3; Sv. 1:431, 2:550; Essex Ant. 1:116; Bradley (1915) 170; Tingley-Meyers 165; Coleman (1906) 14; Evans (1940) 148}
Record Type
Marriage
Spouse
Mary UNIDENTIFIED
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