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From: "jbuczek" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] More about STOWs
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:02:19 -0400
STOW?STOWE of Marlborough, Massachusetts..... The History of Marlborough
There in lies the following
John Stow with his wife and six children came to New England in one of
Winthrops companies and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He arrived here
the 7th of the third month 1634. He was made freeman 1634, member of the
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1638 and Representative, 1639. He
was the father of Thomas of Concord and of Middletown CT.. Elizabeth, wife
of John died 1638. Stow was a very ancient name in England, particularly
in Middlesex and Linconshire.
Thomas Stow, son of John Stow and Elizabeth, was in Concord before 1640
where he had a family of at least three sons, Samuel, Thomas and
Nathaniel. He and his brother Nathaniel owned 600 acres of land bertween
Fairhaven Pond and the Sudbury line. Thomas sold his right in 1660 to
Thomas Gobble and David Dean, he had previously moved to Connecticut. He
probably left Concord about 1650 and moved to Middletwon, then a part of
Samuel Stow, son of Thomas Stow, was in Marlborough before 1684 at which
time he bought of Waban and James Atchuit, two Indians from Natick, for 3
pounds in money and 3 pounds in corn twenty acres of land in Marlborough.
He was also one of the proprietors of Ockoocangasett plantation, purchased
of the Indians. He became a prominent man in the property and the town.
He served in Philip's War and probably came to town soon after the peace,
as his name appears on a petition for the plantation in 1677.
Note that Thomas was in Middletown CT, probably with Samuel, his son.
There is another Samuel in this lineage.
ALSO.... Abby STOW married Dennis WITHERBEE
just thought I'd add to the confusion
> Subject: [GM-L] More about STOWs
> Date: Monday, April 24, 2000 1:55 AM
> 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
> STOW, STOWE
> John, Roxbury, arrived in N. E. 17th of 3rd month, 1634; brought with
> his wife and 6 children, Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Nathaniel, Samuel and
> Thankful. His wife Elizabeth, a very godly woman, was bur. Aug. 24,
> She was a dau. of Mrs. Rachel Biggs, who came in 1635 to Dorchester with
> dau. Foster; and the Foster and Stow children recd. valuable legacies
> their uncles John and Smallhope Biggs of Cranbrook and Maidstone, Kent.
> He was adm. freeman Sept. 3, 1634; propr; deputy. Removed to
> sold Roxbury property 20 (4) 1648. Signed inv. of John Levens in 1648.
> Elizabeth m. Henry Archer of Ipswich. The son Nathaniel of Ipswich
> in 1670, age 48 years. Thankful m. John Pierpoint of Roxbury.
> Jan Weber
> In a message dated 4/23/00 9:14:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> << http://home.epix.net/~gneild/KelleyFamily.html
> 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
> in Roxbury.
> 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
> don't know.
> 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>
> Warren Wetmore
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