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Subject: [GM-L] More about STOWs
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 01:55:03 EDT
Okay, back to my battered old copy of Pope's "Pioneers of
There's no mention of the mysterious Samuel there, either, but it does say
John, Roxbury, arrived in N. E. 17th of 3rd month, 1634; brought with him
his wife and 6 children, Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Nathaniel, Samuel and
Thankful. His wife Elizabeth, a very godly woman, was bur. Aug. 24, 1638.
She was a dau. of Mrs. Rachel Biggs, who came in 1635 to Dorchester with her
dau. Foster; and the Foster and Stow children recd. valuable legacies from
their uncles John and Smallhope Biggs of Cranbrook and Maidstone, Kent.
He was adm. freeman Sept. 3, 1634; propr; deputy. Removed to Concord;
sold Roxbury property 20 (4) 1648. Signed inv. of John Levens in 1648. Dau.
Elizabeth m. Henry Archer of Ipswich. The son Nathaniel of Ipswich deposed
in 1670, age 48 years. Thankful m. John Pierpoint of Roxbury.
In a message dated 4/23/00 9:14:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
See footnote , about 2/3 of the way down this Web page.
There is this mysterious Samuel STOW of London, m. Witherby
and who supposedly came in the Winthrop Fleet and settled
However, I've looked at two ship pax lists of the entire
fleet and yes, we have no bananas -- or STOWs. I don't
know what the writer could have been thinking of;
that non-fact could have been easily checked.
John/1 STOW the Immigrant settled in Roxbury. Does
anyone have access to an early Roxbury history?
One of John/1 STOW's sons and several grandsons were
named Samuel. His son Samuel/2 (para. 2 of the footnote)
is my direct ancestor. They were of Biddenden, Co. Kent
-- though John STOW, the Elizabethan historian, also
was of London as well as of Biddenden. Whatever his
kinship was with John/1 the Immigrant, which I still
But I cannot place this other Samuel STOW of London.
And WHO in the shining world was the Richard STOW
"in Boston as early as 1630"? Savage has no person
of this name in any location.
Cousin Susan? You're a double Middletown STOW, so
you know twice as much about this as I do <grin>