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An American Family History

The Jewett Family

Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled inĀ 1639.

Maximilian Jewett was born in 1607 in England He was the son of Edward Jewett.

His wife was named Ann.

Ann and Maximilian's children included:

Ezekiel Jewett (1643, married Faith Parrat)
Anna Jewett ( 1644-5, married Barzilla Barker)
Mary Jewett (1646-7, married David Hazeltine),
Elizabeth Jewett (1650, married Robert Hazeltine),
Faith Jewett (1652, married Samuel Dowse),,
Joseph Jewett (1655, married Rebecca Law)
Sarah Jewett (1658-9-1660),
Sarah Jewett (1660, married Jeremiah Ellsworth),
Priscilla Jewett (1664-1664).

On January 10, 1643-4 he drew his home lot in Rowley.

Ann died in November, 1667.

On August 30, 1671, he married Eleanor Pell, the widow of John Boynton.

Maximilian died on October 19, 1684.

His widow, Eleanor, married Daniel Warner, Sr. after his death.

 
 
 
 

Joseph Jewett was born December 31, 1609 in Bradford, England. He was the son of Edward Jewett.

He came to America, landing in Boston, Massachusetts, December 1, 1638, accompanied by his brother Maximilian.

He married Ann Allen.

Joseph Jewett
Jeremiah Jewett

In 1655, Joseph Jewett became 16 year old, Rebecca Bradstreet's guardian when her father died.

On June 28, 1658, Joseph Jewett conveyed land and a corn mill with the buildings, ponds, dams, stones, utensils, implements to John Bradstreet of Marblehead

Joseph died on February 26, 1660 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 
 
 
 

Joseph Jewett was born in 1609 in England.

He married Mary Mallinson on October 1, 1634 in England.

Joseph and Mary's children included:
Jeremiah Jewett (1637, married Sarah Dickinson),
Sarah Jewett (married, Captain Philip Nelson),
Hannah Jewett (1641,married John Carleton and Christopher Babbage),
Nehemiah Jewett (1643, married Exercise Pierce),
Faith Jewett (1645-twin, died young),
Patience Jewett (1645-twin, married Shubael Walker).

They came to America and settled in Rowley where he was made freeman on May 2, 1639. By 1643 they had a two acre houselot on Bradford street.

His wife Mary was buried April 12, 1652.

May 13. 1653 he married Ann Allen, widow of Bozoan Allen.

Ann and Joseph's children probably included:
Mary Jewett (1654, died young)
Joseph Jewett (1656, married Ruth Wood), and
Faith Jewett (married, John Pingry)

He died in March, 1660-61.

 
     
 

Jeremiah Jewett was born about 1637 in England. He was the son of Joseph Jewett and MaryMallinson. His home was in Ipswich, near the Rowley line, and his associations were chiefly with the latter town, where he owned a farm given him by his father, also where he attended church and after his death w:as buried in the graveyard there...

Jeremiah Jewett married Sarah Dickinson

Jeremiah Jewett (1662, married Elizabeth Kimball),
Joseph Jewett (1665),
Thomas Jewett (1667-8, unmarried),
Eleazer Jewett (1673),
Sarah Jewett (1673, married William Hobson),
Mary Jewett (1674-5, married Abner Dale),
Nehemiah Jewett (married Priscilla Bradstreet)
Ephraim Jewett (1679-80, married Elizabeth Hammond), and
Caleb Jewett (1681.

Sarah died on January 30, 1723-4.

Jeremiah died on May 20, 1714.

 
     
 

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from Genealogical and Family History by William Richard Cutter

The record of the Jewett family in America begins with the settlement of Rowley, Massachusetts. In 1638 about sixty families, led by Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, came from Yorkshire, England, and began the settlement of Rowley early the following season. Among these pioneers were the brothers, Maximilian [Jewett] and Joseph Jewett, men of substance from Bradford, Yorkshire, England. It is from Joseph that the Jewetts of Buffalo descend.

(I) Edward Jewett, of Bradford, Yorkshire, England, died 1615; married, 1604, Mary Taylor. Children: William, Maximilian, Joseph and Sarah.

(II) Joseph, son of Edward Jewett, was born in Bradford, England, December 31, 1609, died February 26, 1660. He came to America, landing in Boston, Massachusetts, December 1, 1638, accompanied by his brother Maximilian. He married Ann Allen, and had a son Joseph.

 
 
 

Deacons played a respected and important role in early New England churches. They sat in a raised pew near the pulpit and had special duties during communion.

Pewter is an alloy composed mainly of tin, but can include lead. It was used for dishes and utensils. Some colonists suffered lead poisoning from using it. It dents easily and lasted about ten years. It was expensive and wooden dishes were used most often.

This narrative has to deal chiefly with Joseph Jewett, the youngest brother of Maximilian [Jewett], yet as the latter was the senior in years he naturally took a more leading part in the affairs of the town. He was made freeman in 1640, was an early deacon of the church, filled various town offices and several times was representative from Rowley to the general court. He brought with him from England his wife Ann, mother of all of his children, and who died in November, 1667.

He married second, August 30. 1671. Widow Ellen Boynton. Maximilian Jewett died October 19. 1684. He had nine children.

(I) Joseph Jewett, younger of the two immigrant brothers who came from England in 1639. was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and was baptized December 31, 1609. He married there, October 1. 1634. Mary Mallinson, who was born in England and came with her husband and their first child to this country.

He was made freeman in Rowley May 2, 1639. and in 1643 had a two acre houselot on Bradford street in that town. His wife Mary was buried April 12, 1652, having borne him six children.

He married again, in Boston, May 13. 1653, Ann Allen, widow of Bozoan Allen, and by her had three children. He died in March, 1660-61. leaving a good property to his children, his eldest son, Jeremiah, receiving a double portion, according to the custom of the times. Joseph Jewett's children by wife Mary Mallinson:
1. Jeremiah [Jewett], born about 1637;
2. Sarah, married June 24, 1657, Captain Philip Nelson.
3. Hannah, born April 15, 1641 : married first, John Carleton; second. August 5. 1674, Christopher Babbage, of Salem.
4. Nehemiah, born February 6, 1643; married Exercise Pierce
5. Faith, twin, born March 5, 1645, died young.
6. Patience, twin, born March 5, 1645; married, in Lynn, May 29, 1666, Shubael Walker, of Bradford.
Children by wife Ann:
7. Mary, born February 4, 1654, died young.
8. Joseph, born February 1, 1656, married Ruth Wood.
9. Faith, married in Ipswich, May 20, 1678, John Pingry, of Ipswich.

Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612-1672) was the first women poet published in America and England. She was the wife of Governor Simon Bradstreet.
 
 

Deacons played a respected and important role in early New England churches. They sat in a raised pew near the pulpit and had special duties during communion.

from Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts by Ellery Bicknell Crane

Maximilian Jewett, son of Edward Jewett (l), was born in Bradford, England, and was baptized there October 4, 1607. He came to this country with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers in 1639. He settled at Rowley, Massachusetts, and was admitted a freeman May 13, 1640. He was very early a deacon of the church and always known as Deacon Jewett, even on the town records. He was for many years selectman and a deputy to the general court.

His wife Ann, whom he married in England, died November, 1667, buried November 9. He died October 19, 1684. He drew his home lot at Rowley, January 10, 1643-4, on Bradford street, named for his home in England. It consisted of two acres and was alongside the home lot of his brother Joseph, part west and part east of the street. He drew many lots of land in later years. In 1652 he and Thomas Dickerman, the two largest taxpayers of Rowley, each had six cows, but Dickerman's stock was valued by the assessors at a slightly larger amount. Jewett's assessed property was valued at one hundred and five pounds, eight shillings, four pence.

He married (second), August 30, 1671, Ellen Boynton, widow of John Boynton. His widow married (third), in Ipswich, June 1, 1686, Daniel Warner, Sr., of Ipswich. She died August 5, 1689.

The children of Maximilian and Ann Jewett were:
Ezekiel, born March 5, 1643, married Faith Parrat;
Anna, born February 26, 1644-5, married, December 5, 1666, Barzilla Barker:
Mary [Jewett], born February 18, 1646-7, married, in Merrimac Village, now Bradford, named from the birthplace of the Jewetts in England, November 26. 1668, David Haseltine [Hazeltine];
Elizabeth [Jewett], born May 22, 1650, married, in Bradford, July 21, 1680, Robert Haseltine [Hazeltine];
Faith, born October 8, 1652, married Samuel Dowse, of Charlestown;
Joseph, born about 1655, married Rebecca Law;
Sarah, born March 17, 1658-9, buried June 19, 1660;
Sarah, born about 1660, married, May 13, 1689, Jeremiah Ellsworth;
Priscilla, born May 19, 1664, buried September 4, 1664.

In early New England towns policy was set by a board of 3 to 5 selectmen. They oversaw public responsibilities such as the policing, roads, and fences.

 
 
 

from Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts by William Richard Cutter, published by Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1908

Jeremiah Jewett, eldest child of Joseph and Mary (Mallinson) Jewett, was born probably in England, about 1637, and died May 20, 1714. His home was in Ipswich, near the Rowley line, and his associations were chiefly with the latter town, where he owned a farm given him by his father, also where he attended church and after his death w:as buried in the graveyard there...

Jeremiah Jewett married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Dickinson, of Rowley; she died January 30, 1723-4. Children, all born in Ipswich, and baptized in the church in Rowley:
1. Jeremiah, born December 30, 1662;
2. Joseph, born April 17, 1665.
3. Thomas, born January 29, 1667-8. died July 1, 1742. unmarried.
4. Eleazer, baptized November 23, 1673; was in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1742, when he conveyed lands there to his son Eleazer, and was again in Rowley in December same year.
5. Sarah, baptized November 23, 1673; married June 9, 1692. William Hobson.
6. Mary, born January 27, 1674-5, died in Newbury (according to Coffin's Newbury) November 25. 16,95; married November 1, 1694, Abner Dale, of Newbury.
7. Nehemiah, born about 1678; married Priscilla Bradstreet.
8. Ephraim, born February 2, 1679-80; married Elizabeth Hammond.
9. Caleb, born 1681.