Monday, September 29, 2008

Early American Edward RAWSON

First Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Edward RAWSON. Edward RAWSON and wife Rachel PERNE were Early American Immigrants about 1636.

PERNE FAMILY
Generation One

1. Richard Perne; b. circa 1583 at Gillingham, Dorsetshire,
England; m. Rachel Greene, daughter of Richard Greene and
Mary Hooker, 5 Sep 1615.

Richard Perne
and Rachel Greene resided at Gillingham, co.
Dorset, England.

Rachel Greene was born circa 1587 at Gillingham, Dorsetshire,
England. She left a will; proved 13 Nov 1656. She was buried
on 26 May 1656.

Known children of Richard Perne and Rachel Greene were:
2. i. Rachel Perne, m. Edward Rawson.

Generation Two
Immigrated to America abt 1636

2. Rachel Perne (Richard1); m. Edward Rawson, son of David
Rawson
and Margaret Wilson, circa 1636 at England; d. 11 Oct
1677 at Boston, MA. Rachel Perne and Edward Rawson immigrated
to American circa 1636 to Newbury, MA.

Edward Rawson was born in Apr 1615 at Gillingham, co. Dorset,
England. He was Secretary of the Colony at Massachusetts. He
resided in 1650 at Boston, MA. He died on 27 Aug 1693 at
Boston, MA, at age 78.

RAWSON FAMILY
Generation One

1. Edward Rawson; m. Bridget Warde; d. circa 1604.
He was a merchant. He resided at Colebrooke, Parish of
Langley, co. Bucks, England. He left a will on 16 Feb 1603;
proved 4 May 1604.

Known children of Edward Rawson include:
i. Henry Rawson.

Edward Rawson married Bridget Warde was the daughter of
Thomas Warde. Bridget first married Thomas Woodward abt 1582.

Known children of Edward Rawson and Bridget Warde were:
2. i. David Rawson, b. circa 1587 at Colebrooke,
Buckinghamshire, England; m. Margaret Wilson.

Generation Two

2. David Rawson (Edward1); b. circa 1587 at Colebrooke,
Buckinghamshire, England; m. Margaret Wilson, daughter of
Rev. Dr.
William Wilson and Isabel Woodhall, circa 1612;
1st husband; d. at London, England.
David Rawson resided at London, England. He was a merchant
tailor. He left a will on 15 Jun 1616; proved 25 Feb 1618.

Margaret Wilson was born in 1593 at London, England. She
married William Taylor; 2nd husband, 2nd wife. She died circa 1627.
Known children of David Rawson and Margaret Wilson were as
follows:
i. William Rawson; b. before 1615.
3. ii. Edward Rawson, b. 16 Apr 1615 at Gillingham,
co.Dorset, England; m. Rachel Perne.
iii. Dorothy Rawson; b. before 27 Nov 1617.

Generation Three
Immigrated to America abt 1636

3. Edward Rawson (David2, Edward1); b. 16 Apr 1615 at
Gillingham,co. Dorset, England; m. Rachel Perne, daughter
of Richard Perne and Rachel Greene, circa 1636 at England;
d. 27 Aug 1693 at Boston, MA,at age 78.

Edward Rawson and Rachel Perne immigrated circa 1636 to
Newbury, MA.He was Secretary of the Colony at
Massachusetts. He resided in 1650at Boston, MA.

Edward Rawson (politician) (b. April 16, 1615 - d. August 27, 1693) served as the first Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Edward Rawson was born in Dorset, England in 1615. Around 1636 he married his young wife, Rachel Perne, and soon left England for the Americas. He settled in Newbury in 1637. On April 19, 1638, at the age of 23, he was chosen to be Public Notary and Register for that town, and was annually reelected until 1647. Many other public trusts and responsible duties were laid upon him by the people of Newbury. As early as the year 1638, he was one of the deputies to represent the town at the General Court, and was reelected for nearly all the successive years to May 22, 1650, at which time he was chosen Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which office he continued to hold for thirty-six years, until 1686.

By the time of her death in the year 1677, Rachel Perne had borne twelve children to Edward Rawson. Of the twelve, at least nine have been known to survive until adulthood. Rachel Perne's family was related to the Hooker and Hawley families of New England.

Edward Rawson died in 1693 at the age of 78. [See: Wikipedia]


Rachel Perne died on 11 Oct 1677 at Boston, MA.

Known children of Edward Rawson and Rachel Perne were as
follows:
i. ___ Rawson; b. at England.
4. ii. William Rawson, b. 21 May 1651 at Boston, MA;
m.Anne Glover.
iii. Edward Rawson.
iv. Rachel Rawson; m. William Aubrey 18 Jan 1653.
v. David Rawson; b. 6 May 1644.
He immigrated to England.
vi. Mary Perne Rawson; b. 14 May 1646; m. Rev.
Samuel Torrey 15 May 1657; d. 10 Sep 1692 at
age 46.
vii. Susan Rawson; d. 1654 at Roxbury, MA.
viii. Rebecca Rawson; b. 19 Oct 1654; d. young.
ix. Rebecca Rawson; b. 23 May 1656;
m. Thomas Rumsey 1 Jul 1679; d. 1692 at
Port Royal.
x. Elizabeth Rawson; b. 12 Nov 1657; m. Thomas
Broughton.
xi. John Rawson immigrated to England.
xii. Rev. Grindal Rawson, b. 23 Jan 1659/60 at
Boston, MA; m. Susanna Wilson.
[Google Rev. Grindal Rawson for history.]
[Susanna Wilson is daughter of Rev. John WILSON and Sarah HOOKER.]

Read a tragic history of Edward's daughter Rebecca "Rebecca Rawson: Portrait of a Daughter of the Puritan Elite in the Massachusetts Bay Colony"

at http://home.att.net/~history240/history7anejh99article.html

[Here is the short story from Wikipedia] Rebecca Rawson (May 23, 1656 Massachusetts - June 7-June 9, 1692 near Port Royal, Jamaica) was the heroine of the 1849 book Leaves from Margaret Smith's Journal, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay (by John g. whittier.)

The ninth child of Edward Rawson, Rebecca was considered "one of the most beautiful, polite and accomplished young ladies in Boston".

She married Thomas Rumsey on July 1, 1679 who posed as Sir Thomas Hale Jr. (the son of Lord Chief Justice Hale of England). After deceiving Rebecca into marriage, the two left for England. He abandoned her, took all of her possessions, left her penniless, and, as she soon found out, pregnant.

After raising her child in England for thirteen years, she moved back to Boston at her father's request. The trip would require her to sail to Jamaica then board another ship to Boston. A powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed the ship and claimed the lives of the crew and passengers just off the Jamaican coast; Rawson died, aged 36, just offPort Royal, Jamaica.

Generation Four

4. William Rawson (Edward3, David2, Edward1); b. 21 May
1651 at Boston,MA; m. Anne Glover,daughter of
Nathaniel Glover
and Mary Smith, 31 Jul 1673;
d. 20 Sep 1726 at Braintree, MA,at age 75.
He was a merchant-importer.

Anne Glover was born circa 1656 at Dorchester, MA.
She died circa 1730 at Braintree, MA.

Known children of William Rawson and Anne Glover
were as follows:
i. Ann Rawson; b. 11 Apr 1674 at Boston, MA;
d. infancy.
ii. Wilson Rawson; b. 1675 at Boston, MA;
d. infancy.
iii. Margaret Rawson; b. 1 Aug 1676 at Boston, MA;
d. infancy.
iv. Edward Rawson; b. 6 Sep 1677 at Boston, MA;
d. infancy.
v. Edward Rawson; b. 29 Aug 1678 at Boston, MA;
d. infancy.
vi. Rachel Rawson; b. 16 Oct 1679 at Boston, MA;
d. infancy.
vii. Dorothy Rawson; b. 8 Aug 1681; d. 20 Sep 1689
at age 8.
viii. Capt. William Rawson, b. 8 Dec 1682 at
Braintree, MA; m. Sarah Crosby.
ix. David Rawson; b. 13 Dec 1683 at Braintree, MA;
m. Mary Gulliver, daughter of Capt. Jonathan
Gulliver and Theodora Thatcher, 18 Nov 1710;
d. at Braintree, MA; bur. 20 Apr 1752 at
Old Hancock Cemetery.
x. Dorothy Rawson; b. 19 Jun 1686 at Braintree, MA;
d. young.
xi. Ebenezer Rawson; b. 1 Dec 1687 at Braintree, MA;
d. 28 Aug 1691 at age 3.
xii. Thankful Rawson; b. 6 Aug 1688 at Braintree, MA;
d. 21 Aug 1688 as an infant.
5. xiii. Nathaniel Rawson; b. 3 Dec 1689 at Braintree,
MA; m. 5 Nov 1712 Hannah Thompson.
xiv. Ebenezer Rawson; b. 25 Jul 1691 at Braintree,
MA; d. young.
xv. Edward Rawson; b. 27 Jan 1692 at Braintree, MA;
m. Preserved Bailey; d. 1721.
xvi. Ann Rawson; b. 28 Aug 1693 at Braintree, MA;
d. infancy.
xvii. Patience Rawson; b. 8 Nov 1694 at Braintree, MA;
d. 14 Nov 1694 as an infant.
xviii. Peletiah Rawson; b. 2 Jul 1696 at Braintree, MA;
m. Hannah Hall; d. 1769.
xix. Grindal Rawson; b. 24 Aug 1697 at Braintree, MA;
d. infancy.
xx. Mary Rawson; b. 16 Dec 1698 at Braintree, MA;
d. infancy.
[Ann Glover RAWSON gave birth the 20 children.
The 15 of them died as infants or children.
only 5 lived to marry.]
Generation Five
5. Nathaniel RAWSON m. 1712 Hannah Thompson
Generation Six
Nathaniel RAWSON m.1740 Rachel DANIELS
Generation Seven
ABNER RAWSON m.1784 Lucretia JEFFORDS
Abner Rawson Revelutionary War Verteran
Generation Eight
Amariah RAWSON m.1809 Bestsy CARPENTER
Generation Nine
Adaline RAWSON m. 1828 Simeon Adams DUNN
both converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Adaline died in Nauvoo, IL. Simeon was a Mormon Pioneer to UT
Generation Ten
Mary DUNN m. 1852 Martin Luther ENSIGN
both Mormon teenaged Pioneers to UT
Generation Eleven
Harriet Camilla ENSIGN m. 1877 Isaac SMITH
both born in UT before the coming of the R.R.
Generation Twelve
George Ensign SMITH m. 1919 Amy Ella HAWKES
Generation Thirteen
Camilla SMITH m. 1946 Kirt DeMar WOOD


6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Girl, you never cease to amaze me! Where do you find all this?

Jeanie said...

Hi - I just happened across your blog - I, too am a descendant of Edward Rawson - I recognize the photo you posted from a family history book my father has. Edward and Rachel were my (9-great)-grandparents. I'd love to hear from you as to your relation to the Rawson family!

Sincerely, Jeanie (Rawson) Hertz

Maureen said...

Amazing! Edward and Rachel were my (6-great) grandparents! :)

Heather Rojo said...

I'm a descendant of the Crosby family. William Rawson (1682- 1769) m. Sarah Crosby in 1710 Billerica, Massachusetts. I love the Rebecca Rawson story. Did you know her portrait hangs in the front lobby of NEHGS?

Lark said...

Is that the New England Historic Genealogical Society? I did not know that Rebecca Rawson's portrait was there.

Heather Rojo said...

Yes, I was just there and I recognized the painting from Brenton Simonds book, where he has a chapter on Rebecca's story in "Witches, Rakes and Rogues". I went over and read the label carefully and pointed it out to Thomas MacEntee.