Saturday, April 12, 2014

Surname Saturday ~ NORMAN of Salem, Massachusetts

According to Sidney Perley’s History of Salem, “Old Goodman Norman and his son” were already at Salem before Governor Endicott arrived in 1628.  My 10th great grandfather, Richard Norman (1580-1653) arrived at Cape Anne, Massachusetts with the Dorchester Company in 1624, as part of a fishing fleet.  Some of these fishermen returned to England, and others stayed with Roger Conant at Naumkeag (now Salem, Massachusetts).  Richard and his son, John, were considered “Old Planters”.  His wife and daughter-in-law were members of the Puritan church in 1637, after Winthrop Fleet arrival. 

Richard Norman was a shipwright, and also a fisherman.  There is a sketch of his life in The Great Migration Begins.  He was married, but the name of his wife is unknown.   He was granted twenty acres of land in Salem in 1636.  In the 1637 division of marshland he was given ¾ of an acre.  The next year he was granted another twenty acres “that was Mr. Thorndeck’s”.  In 1653 he deeded his son, Richard Norman, his house and 10 acres “in Marvelheade upon Derbe Fort side” along with his rights to cow commons.

My NORMAN genealogy:

Generation 1: Richard Norman, born about 1580 in England, died 22 April 1653 in Marblehead, Massachusetts; married and five children.

Lineage A:

Generation 2: Alice Norman, born in England, died 8 March 1632 in Salem, Massachusetts; married about 1629 to William Allen.  He was born 1602 in England and died 30 January 1678 in Manchester, Massachusetts.

Generation 3: Samuel Allen m. Sarah Tuck

Lineage i
Generation 4: Joseph Allen m. Catherine Leach
Generation 5: William Allen m. Mary Ingalls
Generation 6: Isaac Allen m. Abigail Burnham
Generation 7: Joseph Allen m. Judith Burnham
Generation 8: Joseph Allen m. Orpha Andrews
Generation 9: Joseph Gilman Allen m. Sarah Burnham Mears
Generation 10: Joseph Elmer Allen m. Carrie Maude Batchelder
Generation 11: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)

Lineage ii
Generation 5: Alice Allen m. Daniel Williams
Generation 6: Ruth Williams m. Moses Platts
Generation 7: Sarah Platts m. George Southwick
Generation 8: Mary Southwick m. Robert Wilson
Generation 9: Mercy F. Wilson m. Aaron Wilkinson
Generation 10: Robert Wilson Wilkinson m. Phebe Cross Munroe
Generation 11: Albert Munroe Wilkinson m. Isabella Lyons Bill
Generation 12: Donald Munroe Wilkinson  m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

Lineage B:
Generation 2: John Norman,  born about 1612 in England, died about 1673 in Manchester, Massachusetts; married about 1629 in Salem to Arabella Baldwin, daughter of Sylvester Baldwin and Sarah Astwood.  She was born about 1613 in England and died 23 November 1679 in Salem. Nine children.

Generation 3: Arabella Norman, born 13 February 1644 in Salem, died 8 May 1681 in Manchester; married about 1672 in Manchester to Samuel Leach.  He was the son of Robert Leach and Alice Alls.  He was born about 1653 in Manchester and died 14 October 1696.  Three children.

Generation 4: Catherine Leach m. Joseph Allen (see above)

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather-- another cousins connection! Richard NORMAN was my 9th great, and I'm descended from his daughter Margaret (d. 1693), who married Samuel FOWLER. Many Ancestry family trees give Richard's wife's name as Margaret ALFORD, but I'm cautious about info in online family trees...