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Subject: David Fiske - Watertown - Bond's Watertown - Vol. II - Part 11 - p. 758
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 17:57:36 EDT
Subject: David Fiske
Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of
Watertown, Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by Henry Bond, M.D.,
Mr. Somerby, having recently visited and examined the Parish Registers in
the County of
Suffolk, England, where the Fiskes are known to have resided at an early
date, says, "I
found sufficient to justify the belief that Nathan Fiske (of Watertown) was
in descent from the first Simon Fiske of Laxfield, England, through Robert,
of St. James,
South Elmsham, who was his (Nathan's) great grandfather. The other Fiskes of
are, it is believed all of the same lineage. This Simon Fiske was lord of
the manor of
Stradbaugh in Laxfield, in the time of King Henry VI., and he bore the
viz., "Checkey Arg. and Gule; upon a pale sable three mullets or. pierced."
were confirmed Nov. 16, 1633 to Nicholas Fiske, professor of Physick, of
the Parish of Laxfield and at the same time a crest was granted him, "for an
The arms had been borne by his ancestors in the reigns of Henry VI, Edward
IV, Richard III,
and Henry VII.
Mr. Somerby says, "the family of the Fiskes of Suffolk, England, is very
ancient and has
always been highly respected." He found nearly fifty Wills of this family,
Suffolk, between 1462 and 1635. These searches of Parish and Probate
Records, and the
copying of them, cannot be prosecuted in England without considerable
expense; and it is
to be hoped that among the almost innumerable Fiskes in New England, many of
and liberally educated, a sufficient purse will be made up, in order to
make a thorough
investigation. - Author, Henry Bond.
Joshua and Anthony Fisher, brothers (?), of Dedham, were sons of
_____Fisher, of Sileham,
whom Mary Fiske, supposed to be a daughter of William and Anne Fiske, of
and was supposed to be an aunt of Rev. John Fiske of Chelmsford and of
William Fiske of
Wenham. She m. Capt. Edmund Thompson, son of John & Anne (Hastings) Thompson
of Holkham Co.,
Norfolk, England. Capt. Edmund Thompson was a sea-captain, had four
children, born at Salem,
viz., Martha, Edmund, Thomas & Hannah Thompson; afterwards returned to
England and resided
at Yarmouth, where he had three children, all of whom died in infancy.
Anne, the other sister
of Rev. John Fiske m. Francis Chickering of Dedham, Mass.
David Fiske of Watertown, "the emigrant," m. Sarah Smith, sister of Benjamin
Smith, and the
daughter of Edmund Smith of Wrentham, County of Suffolk, England. Thomas
Fitch of Boston,
cordwainer, m. Martha, the only daughter of David Fiske, Senior, of
1. Martha Fitch b. Nov 9, 1656.
2. Mary Fitch b. Feb 17, 1759.
3. Sarah Fitch b. June 14, 1661.
4. Elizabeth Fitch b. Aug 2; bap. at the First Church, Sept 4, 1664.
The father then said to be "of Watertown."
5. Thomas Fitch b. Feb 5, 1669.
Thomas Fitch was one of "the merchants and traders" of Boston, who
petitioned for a bankrupt
law, in June, 1701.
April 1, 1672, David Fiske, aged about 49, testified, etc., showing that he
was born in 1623
or 1624. Oct. 6, 1663, the Court allowed him 10 shillings each for 7 wolves'
His first wife, Lydia, died Nov 29, 1654. His dau., Lydia m. Sept 6, 1681,
Nicholas Wyeth, Jr.
of Cambridge, afterwards of Watertown. He had a son Ephraim, b.July 13; died
Sept 14, 1653.
His dau., Hannah Fiske was bap. Nov 27, 1659; m. May 3, 1680 Timothy Carter.
She died Jan. 27,
Jonathan Fiske m. at Lunenburg, Mass., July 28, 1738, Jemima Foster of L.
and had dau.
Jemima Fiske b. Feb 8, 1738-9.
James Patterson m. Oct 4, 1730, Lydia Fiske. He moved to Petersham, then to
he died May 4, 1766, and left widow Lydia who died 1776 aged 66 yrs.
1. Jonathan Patterson b. Nov 30, 1735; was killed by the Indians in the
French War, July
20, 1758 in his 17th year.
2. David Patterson b. May 11, 1739.
3. Andrew Patterson b. Apr 14, 1742; was of Sudbury; m. Oct 21, 1761,
Elizabeth Bond of
1. Sarah Patterson b. May 15, 1764.
2. James Patterson b. Feb 22, 1768.
Dr. Robert Fiske of Lexington who died 1753 or 1754, m. May 26, 1718, Mary
Stimson of Reading.
Jonathan Fiske of Lexington m. Sept 4, 1756 Abigail Locke, dau. of William
(Russell) Locke of Woburn.
To be continued - Vol. II - Part 12 - p. 759 - Notes regarding John Fiske
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth