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Subject: Re: Gillingham in Newbury n.h. 1800
Date: 18 Jul 2005 15:01:20 -0600
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Hi Pat and Gillingham fans everywhere.
Sorry to take a while to get back to you, its end of the school year here and we have been caught up in school camps, school musical, school BBQ etc etc.
William Gillingham's branch is less well known and numerous than Yeamans but it is older by about 30 years. Most of the information and all the early data I have on this line was sent to me by David Gillingham Ford, an excellent genalogist, so I believe it to be very accurate. Unfortunately I lost touch with David some years back - if anyone can reconnect me I would be grateful.
William's first appearance is at his marriage to Agnes Wadlin alias Wadland the daughter of Crispin and Agnes Wadlin of Charlestown MA. I have not come across the birth date for William before. William and Agnes' son James was born 3 May 1665, Charlestown, MA. I also have no date of birth for his sister Elizabeth. She married Charles Bennett 9 Dec 1686, Charlestown and had two sons Thomas and William who were baptised as adults along with their mother in 1717. I have Agnes Wadlin remarrying 20 Dec 1670 to Joseph William Batchelder by which time William was presumably dead.
James married Rebecca Bly 22 May 1692 Salem, Essex Co, MA and had 13 children of whom 3, Rebecca, Benjamin and David have known descendants. James was the jailer of Salem - I think this must be contemporary with the witch trials but perhaps someone from the US can confirm that.
According to David Ford, Betsy Lane was the daughter of John Lane and Molly Dodge. Here is an extract from David Ford's work on the Lane family:
"1. (Capt.) John Lane was born at Liverpool, England abt. 1733 [Lane Gen.;1;253, Dodge Fam;58].
He died at Newbury, N. H. ___ 1825, æ. 92; “at the home of his son-in-law, Daniel Gillingham” [Lane Gen;1;253, no d.r. Conc.].
He married at Beverly, Second Congregaional Church, 10 Oct., 1770 Molly Dodge, [residents of Beverly on intention, Beve;m.r.]; She was born at Beverly 21 March, 1748 daughter of Robert Dodge and Mary Tarbox [Beve;b.r., she is called “...a Miss Dodge” |Lane Gen;1;253, “John Lain, of Liverpool, Eng.” |Dodge Fam;58, Will of Robert Dodge says: “my Daughter Lane...”|Essex Probate;7959, “The Dodge Family of Beverley” are given in Reg;__],
Their children were born at “Fishersfield, now Newbury, N. H.” [Lane Gen;1;253-4, no b.rs. Conc.]:
__. i. Robert Lane, b. ___ [__;.r.]; “went to New York or Ohio, and his family are not traced.” [Lane Gen;1;253]; Robert Lane, b. Sutton, N. H., d. 2 May, 1872 [“Dr....old age...son of Robert Lane of Sutton”. no mother listed|Sutt;d.r.].
__. ii. Henry Lane, b. [__;.r.]; “supposed to have settled in Canada.” [Lane Gen;1;253]
__. iii. Polly Lane, b. [__;.r.]; d. at Goshen, N. H. ___ [Lane Gen;1;253]; m. at , Joseph Chandler b. at Goshen, N. H. __ to __ [ibid.]
5. iv. Betsey Lane, b. 9 Feb., 1782 [Gillingham Fam. Rec;1, imputed b.d. from Gillingham Cem]; d. 9 Aug., 1855 and is buried with her famly in the Gillingham Cemetery [Gill. Cem;g.s., Lane Gen;1;254 , ___;d.r.]; m. ___ James Gillingham b. at Danvers, Mass. 8 Aug., 1770 to James Gillingham and Hepsibah Haywood [Danv;b.r., Lane Gen;1;253]
6. v. Nancy Lane, b. [__;.r.]; d. at Newbury, 7 Nov., 1868; [her mother was b. at Beverly, Mass. her father, England |Newb;d.r.]; she is buried with her husband and three of her children in South Newbury Cem. [Newb;g.s.]; she m. at Newbury 27 Nov., 1806, Daniel Gillingham [“Nancy Lain” |Newb;m.r.] b. Danvers, Mass. 7 Oct., 1778 to James Gillingham and Hepsibah Haywood [Newb;d.r., Lane Gen;1;253].
vi. Lydia Lane, b. [;.r.]; “died unmarried” [Lane Gen;1;253]
8. vii. Joseph Lane, b. Newbury 2 Jan., 1784 [Newb;b.r.]; d. at Bradford, N. H. 10 Jan., 1865 æ. 81 [Lane Gen;1;253]; m. at Priscilla Gillingham she was b. at [prob. Newbury, N. H.] abt. 1789 to James Gillingham and Hepsibah Haywood [___]; he m., 2d, ___ Mrs Sophia Patterson Howe; she was b. 1 Jan., 1794 “of Bradford and removed there. She d. at Henniker, her former residence, 4 June, 1888, æ. 94” [ibid.;1;254].
__. viii. [John, or Caleb] Lane, b. [__;.r. ].
Rev. Jacob Chapman and Rev. James H. Fitts, The Lane Genealogy, Exeter, 1891, vl. 1, p. 253:
Captain John Lane was born in Liverpool, Eng., about 1733; was a sea captain; married a Miss Dodge of Beverly, Mass., a native of Salem, and about 1765 or 1770 settled in a place called Dantzick, N. H., which in 1778 was incorporated with the name Fishersfield, Hillsborough County, N. H. John Fisher, an early settler, from whom it received its name, afterward went to England. In 1836 the name of the town was changed to Newbury, Merrimack county, N. H. Capt. Lane was said to have had, in England, brothers and sisters, but it is not known that any of them ever settled in America. He died in 1825, at the house of his son-in-law, Daniel Gillingham, at the advanced age of 92 years. "
Betsy Lane's brother Jospeh married Priscilla Gillingham sister of James Gillingham and had children in Barre, Vermont and her sister Nancy Lane married Daniel Gillingham brother of Priscilla and James Gillingham who married Betsy, ie 3 Lane siblings married 3 Gillingham siblings. One of Joseph and Priscilla Lane's daughters, Nancy W Lane married Joel Gillingham son of Daniel and Nancy Lane Gillingham ie a double first cousin marriage. All very complicated and there are many more siblings than are mentioned here.
I don't know if or how William might be related to Yeamans - there are several distinct Gillingham lines in 1600 and earlier. As the name is locative, ie from the place name Gillingham, the chances are that it arose several times separately, eg John or Thomas "from" or "of" Gillingham, rather than having a common root.
Pat - I will send you a file of the Lane family separately and an updated Gillingham file.
Anyone with an interest or further information on this branch please post to the list as Pat suggests. I am happy to provide text or gedcom off list - the full tree is too big to post!
best wishes to all