The ELLIS Family of Medfield

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THOMAS ELLIS (d. 1690) of Medfield m. Mary Wight
JUDITH ELLIS (b. 1658) m. Benjamin Rocket

First Generation

THOMAS ELLIS (d. 1690) of Medfield


Thomas Ellis died on 12 Dec 1690 in Medfield. [Ref] He married Mary Wight on 21 May 1657 in Medfield. [Ref][Ref] Mary died on 7 Mar 1692/3 in Medfield. [Ref]

Children of Thomas Ellis and Mary Wight. All of their births are recorded in Medfield. [Ref]

  1. Judith Ellis was born on 15 Apr 1658. She married Benjamin Rocket.
  2. Mary Ellis was born on 26 Sep 1660. She married Jonathan Adams on 20 Mar 1677 in Medfield. [Ref]
  3. Abiel Ellis was born on 15 Oct 1662. She died on 14 Apr 1716 in Medfield. [Ref] She married Zacheriah Barbour on 30 Aug 1683 in Medfield. [Ref][Ref] Zacheriah was the son of George Barbour and Elizabeth Clark.
  4. Samuel Ellis was born on 9 Nov 1664.
  5. Thomas Ellis was born on 10 Jan 1666. He died on 25 May 1670 in Medfield. [Ref]
  6. Patience Ellis was born on 22 Feb 1668/9. She married Henry Adams on 10 Dec 1691 in Medfield. [Ref] Henry was the son of Ens. Edward and Lydia Adams. [Ref, 1;119] He was born on 29 Oct 1663 in Medford. [Ref, 1;119]
    some descendants of Patience Ellis
  7. Ruth Ellis was born on 31 Oct 1670. [Ref, 1;119] She married [her sister's husband] Henry Adams in 1698. [Ref, 1;119]
    some descendants of Ruth Ellis
  8. Thomas Ellis was born on 24 Jul 1674. He died on 17 Jun 1692 in Medfield. [Ref]
  9. Johanna Ellis was born on 17 Jan 1677/8. She married Nathaniel Rocket on 7 Dec 1698 in Medfield. [Ref]

Second Generation

JUDITH ELLIS (b. 1658)

Parents: Thomas Ellis and Mary Wight

Judith Ellis was born on 15 Apr 1658 in Medfield. [Ref][Ref] She married Benjamin Rocket on 27 Sep 1678 in Medfield. [Ref]


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