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From: Ann Propst <>
Subject: RE: [Palmer-L] Lt. William Palmer Ancestors
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 19:54:30 -0500
Question -- does anyone know who the parents of Thomas Palmer of London,
England b. 1583 and d. bef. 1637 in North Farnham Parish, Accomac
County, Colonial Virginia were? Does he fit anywhere into the posted
Palmer family posted by Peter Burrows of Annapolis, MD? His wife was
Joane Jordan born in England and died after 1637 in VA. Any info on her
would be appreciated. Some descendants of this Palmer line ended up in
NC, Union Co., SC; Pike, Spencer & Gibson Counties, IN; Washington, DC;
suburban MD and back to NC (that's me!). My Thomas Palmer had to have
been "landed gentry" or had ample funds upon his arrival in Colonial
Virginia as he served in the House of Burgesses. Thanks.
Ann Propst, Brevard, NC
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 6:52 PM
Subject: [Palmer-L] Lt. William Palmer Ancestors
Dear Jack Heine . . very interesting, and I thank you for all of this
detail. I am sure than many others on the PALMER LIST have similar
info, and are connected to these lines. I have an E-mail note 7-26-00
from Wm. B. Palmer () providing much info and he
states that ancestor line and apprx. birth year to Sir William Palmer
John Palmer 1280
Adam Palmer, 1313
Robert Palmer I 1339
Robert Palmer II 1365
John Palmer I 1397
John Palmer II 1423
Robert Palmer 1480
Sir Thomas Palmer 1508
Sir William Palmer 1545
In any case, my own line is . . .
Lieut. William Palmer & Judith Feake
Ephraim Palmer b. 1642 & Sarah Messenger b. 1545
John Palmer b. 1682 & Elizabeth Sarah Close b. 1684
Justus Palmer 1727-1771 & Amy Ferris
Ephraim Palmer b. 1760 CT d. 1852 IL & Margaret Force b 1765 NJ, d 1809
Thomas Force Palmer 1787-1865 & Rebeckah Snow 1790-1854
They were the grand parents of my grand father.
I will circulate your information for the benefit of others who are
interested in these lines, and maybe we can continue to refine some of
the details. Thank you very much. Peter Burrows, Annapolis, MD.
From: JACK HEINE [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 3:55 PM
Sarah Rose asked me to send this to you. It is what I have on William's
Descendants of John Palmer
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 PALMER was born Abt. 1312 in Sussex. He married PELHAM,
daughter of SIR PELHAM and JOANE HERBERT-FINCH.
Notes for PELHAM:
Name is English, patronynmic derived from the place name in
Hertfordshire 'Peola's homestead', Pell English, designated a lone
resident near a lake, pond, pool, or quiet deep water, since most
peasants, who seldom strayed far from home, k\knew of only one lake,
pond or pool it was natural to speak of it as 'the lake' or 'the pool',
not refering to it by its formal name.
Child of JOHN PALMER and PELHAM is:
2. i. ADAM2 PALMER, b. Abt. 1342.
Generation No. 2
2. ADAM2 PALMER (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1342. He married SEDINGHOUSE.
Child of ADAM PALMER and SEDINGHOUSE is:
3. i. ROBERT3 PALMER.
Generation No. 3
3. ROBERT3 PALMER (ADAM2, JOHN1) He married ELIZABETH STOPHON.
Child of ROBERT PALMER and ELIZABETH STOPHON is:
4. i. JOHN4 PALMER, b. Abt. 1423, Angmering, Sussex, England.
Generation No. 4
4. JOHN4 PALMER (ROBERT3, ADAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1423 in
Angmering, Sussex, England. He married ISABEL BILTON, daughter of
EDWARD BILTON and MARGARET COOK. She was born Abt. 1433 in Angmering,
Child of JOHN PALMER and ISABEL BILTON is:
5. i. ROBERT5 PALMER, b. Abt. 1480, Parham, Somerset, England; d. 24
Generation No. 5
5. ROBERT5 PALMER (JOHN4, ROBERT3, ADAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1480 in
Parham, Somerset, England, and died 24 April 1582. He married BRIDGET
(BEATRIX) WESSE, daughter of JOHN SESSEL and ELIZABETH OLIVER. She was
born Abt. 1494 in Kent, England.
Notes for BRIDGET (BEATRIX) WESSE:
Name is English, 1)referred to man who had come to a new residence from
an indefinite place in the direction named 2) short form designating man
who came from the English county or Wesmorland.
Child of ROBERT PALMER and BRIDGET WESSE is:
6. i. THOMAS6 PALMER, b. 1498, Parham, Somerset England; d. 1571,
Parham, Somerset, England.
Generation No. 6
6. THOMAS6 PALMER (ROBERT5, JOHN4, ROBERT3, ADAM2, JOHN1) was born 1498
in Parham, Somerset England, and died 1571 in Parham, Somerset, England.
He married CATHERINE STRADLING, daughter of EDWARD STRADLING and
ELIZABETH ARUNDEL. She was born 1512 in St. Donats, Somerset, England,
and died 24 April 1585.
Child of THOMAS PALMER and CATHERINE STRADLING is:
7. i. JOHN7 PALMER, b. 14 July 1544, Parham, Somerset England; d. 10
November 1661, Duxbury, Ma..
Generation No. 7
7. JOHN7 PALMER (THOMAS6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, ROBERT3, ADAM2, JOHN1) was
born 14 July 1544 in Parham, Somerset, England, and died 10 November
1661 in Duxbury, Ma.. He married ELIZABETH VERNEY 17 July 1581 in St.
Dunstan East Stepney, London, England, daughter of HENRY VERNEY. She
was born Bet. 1558 - 1563 in Fairfield Stroke, Courey, Somerset,
Children of JOHN PALMER and ELIZABETH VERNEY are:
8. i. WILLIAM8 PALMER SR., b. 1585, Parham, Somerset England; d. 9
November 1637, Duxbury, Plymouth Ma..
ii. CATHERINE PALMER, b. 1583.
iii. ABRAHAM PALMER, b. 1585.
iv. WALTER PALMER, b. 23 February 1586/87.
v. SARAH PALMER.
vi. JOHN PALMER, b. 1589.
Generation No. 8
8. WILLIAM8 PALMER SR. (JOHN7 PALMER, THOMAS6, ROBERT5, JOHN4,ROBERT3,
ADAM2, JOHN1) was born 1585 in Parham, Somerset England, and died 9
November 1637 in Duxbury, Plymouth Ma.. He married FRANCES BLOSSOM1
1606 in Parham, Somerset, England, daughter of PETER BLOSSOM and
ANNABEL. She was born 1591 in Parham, Somerset England, and died 1635
in Plymouth Duxbury Co. Ma.
Notes for WILLIAM PALMER SR.:
Occupation: Nailer. He came to America in 1621 on the "Fortune" with
his son William resided in Plymouth, moved to Duxbury, Ma, his wife
Frances came on the next ship "Anne" in 1623. Probate 4 December
1632-Will mentions granddaughter Rebecca, grandson Moses Rowley, Stephen
Tracy. He had three wives, 2 of them are unknown.
Notes for FRANCES BLOSSOM:
Came to America 1623 on the Anne. Name was used in the 15th century
of one lovely and full of promise.
Children of WILLIAM PALMER SR. and FRANCES BLOSSOM are:
9. i. SARAH ANN9 PALMER, b. Abt. 1604, Cambridge, England; d. Bef. 17
October 1633, Scituate, Plymouth Co. Mass..
ii. HENRY PALMER, b. Bet. 1606 - 1608.
iii. BRIDGET PALMER, b. Bet. 1608 - 1612.
iv. WILLIAM PALMER, b. Bet. 1610 - 1618.
v. SARAH PALMER, b. 1604.
vi. JONAH PALMER, b. 1618.
vii. ANN PALMER, b. Abt. 1628.
viii. SARAH PALMER, b. Abt. 1634.
ix. WILLIAM PALMER, b. 27 June 1638.
Generation No. 9
9. SARAH ANN9 PALMER (WILLIAM8 PALMER SR., JOHN7 PALMER, THOMAS6,
ROBERT5, JOHN4, ROBERT3, ADAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1604 in Cambridge,
England, and died Bef. 17 October 1633 in Scituate, Plymouth Co.
Mass..She married (1) THOMAS BLOSSOM. She married (2) HENRY ROWLEY
Abt. 1626, son of JOHN ROWLEY. He was born 1598 in Parham, Somerset,
England, and died 15 July 1673 in Falmouth, Barnstable, MA.
Notes for SARAH ANN PALMER:
Name is English, originally designated one who had been to Jerusalem, in
fulfillment of a vow or in repentance for sin; to advertise his piety he
might carry a palm branch (that would be then brought to be deposited on
the altar of the Parish church) or a cross made of two short slips or a
leaflet from the palm tree. Visits to the Holy Land or to some sacred
shrine could call for the application of the sobriquet. As it was easy
to acquire the name and reputation by caring a palm branch, some pious
frauds undoubtedly became so name without having made the arduous trip.
She arrived on the Mayflower II in 1629. She died of a fever epidemic
Notes for HENRY ROWLEY:
President Ulysses S. Grant and Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
descend from this Family. Henry Rowley was probably born in England.
There are a number of conflicting claims as to his origin, but
documentation has not been forthcoming. He was first found in the
opening chapter of the Plymouth Colony Court Records, when he was taxed.
There are a number of references to him as he participated in various
tasks in the colony . His was one of the first marriages recorded, when
he was re-married to Anne Elsdon, 17 October 1633. He was one of the
first to greet the Rev. John Lothrop, when he first arrived in Scituate
after being released from the Tower of London. Lothrop's diary leads
one to believe that Henry Rowley was part of his congregation when
Archbishop Laud's men arrested many at Blackfriars in London. If so,
that may explain why we are unable to determine in what manner he
arrived at Plymouth. Perhaps he was spirited away in the dark of the
night and smuggled aboard a vessel without being recorded as being
there. His genealogy from Henry Rowley, Planter of Plymouth follows:
1. Henry Rowley m. Sarah (Palmer ?)
2. Sarah Rowley m. Jonathan Hatch
3. Joseph Hatch m. Amy Allen
4. Amy Hatch m. Jonathan Delano Jr.
5. Susanna Delano m. Noah Grant Jr.
6. Noah Grant [III] m. Rachel Kelley
7. Jesse Robert Grant m. Hannah Simpson
8. Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States
1. Henry Rowley m. Sarah (Palmer ?)
2. Sarah Rowley m. Jonathan Hatch
3. Joseph Hatch m. Amy Allen
4. Rebecca Hatch m. Nathaniel Berry
5. Rebecca Berry m. John Beach
6. Mehitable Beach m. Ambrose Hall
7. Ambrose Hall m. Clarissa Willcox
8. Clarissa Hall m. Leonard Jerome
9. Jennie Jerome m. Lord Randolph Churchill
10. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. He was an early planter at
Plymouth, Mass., where he was taxed in 1632,
Children of SARAH PALMER and HENRY ROWLEY are:
i. SARAH10 ROWLEY, b. 11 August 1625, England; d. 17 December 1710; m.
JONATHAN HATCH, 11 April 1646, Barnstable, Mass; b. Abt. 7 September
1625, England; d. 10 December 1710, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Ma.
Notes for SARAH ROWLEY:
Name from Saxon; row, sweet or pleasant, and ley, a field. Sarah
married Jonathan when she was 13 years old and he was about 21.
Notes for JONATHAN HATCH:
Live in West Barnstable, came to Massachusetts Bay Colony from England
in 1634, he lived to be 84 years old. Held title of Captain. Was a
soldier under Miles Standish in expedition against the Narragansetts.
ii. JOSEPH ROWLEY, b. Abt. 1623.
iii. REBECCA ROWLEY, b. Abt. 1630.
iv. MOSES ROWLEY, b. Abt. 1627.
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