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John PIKE

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  • Name John PIKE 
    Born Probably Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 24 May 1654  Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 24 May 1654  Salisbury, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 May 1654  Salisbury, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 3 Aug 1654 
    Probate 3 Aug 1654  Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1 Nov 1752 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1WW4-FK0 
    Birth Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Harding, Anne Borden, "The John Pike Family," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 121 (1967), pp. 161-162:

      JOHN PIKE, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Mass., came to America with his grown family in the James in 1635. He was born probably in Whiteparish, co. Wilts, England, and died in Salisbury, Mass., 26 May 1654.

      He married in Whiteparish, co. Wilts, 17 Jan. 1612/13, DOROTHY DAY of Landford, co. Wilts. (THE REGISTER, vol. 66, p. 260, July 1912), died probably in Newbury before 1654 as she is not mentioned in her husband's will.

      John Pike is said to have been registered in the Customs House in Southampton as a "laborer of Langford." To quote Savage this was certainly done "to evade the despicable tyranny of the regulations" governing emigration. Joshua Coffin writes "No laborer of those days had two such educated sons as Robert and John Pike. Jr.; both were men of marked prominence in the colony." We might say that no laborer of those days was himself such an educated man.

      Several times in the records of the Quarterly Courts we find him appearing as counsel for his friends. This fact probably accounts for the family tradition that he was a lawyer. He served in 1645 on the Grand Jury and on the Jury of Trials in 1653, and on 28 March 1654 he appeared for the town of Newbury against John Merrill.

      He was such a man of independant [sic] mind as would have delighted Bobby Burns, In February 1638 he was fined for being absent from town meeting. Another time he was fined two shillings and sixpence for "departing from the [town] meeting without leave and contemptuously." He endears himself to us by his very human-ness. When in an argument with Thomas BIoomfield he laid hold of his coat, the latter slipped out of it and ran away. Whereupon, John Pike, enraged by such cowardice, calmly cut the coat to ribbons.

      John Pike's will was made 24 May 1654 and proved in Hampton Court 3 Aug. 1654. He bequeaths "unto my grand child John Pike, the son of my eldest son John Pike . . . unto my grand Child John Pike, son of my son Robert Pike . . . unto my Daughter Dorothy . . . to be divided betwixt her & her Children by equall portions . . . to my daughter ann . . . to be divided betwixt her and her Children by equall portions . . . to my daughter Israell . . . to be divided betwixt her & her Children by equall portions . . . to my daughter-in-law mary the wife of my son John . . . to her Children Joseph hanna mary & ruth . . . to my daughter-in-law sara the wife of my son Robert . . . to her Children sara Dorothy mary & Elizabeth" (Essex. County Probates, vol. 1, p. 194).

      Children named in his will: . . .

      i. JOHN, bapt. 8 Nov. 1613. . . .

      ii. ROBERT, b. about 1616.

      iii. DOROTHY, d. in Haverhill, Mass., 5 June 1659 (Vital Records of Haverhill, Mass., vol. 2, p. 420); m. DANIEL HENDRICK.

      iv. ANN, m. (as HANNAH) before 1649 JAMES FISKE of Haverhill (ibid., p. 257).

      v. ISRAEL, d. 12 March 1699/1700 (Vital Records of Salisbury, Mass., p. 561; Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc., 1st series, XIV (1875-1876), p. 121-150; N. H. Historical Soc. Coll., III (1852), p. 40-67; N. H. Gen. Rec., III (1905-1906), p. 77-85, 97-104, 145-153; "Journal of the Rev. John Pike"; m. (1), HENRY TRUE of Salem. Mass.; m. (2), in Salisbury, 18 June 1660, JOSEPH FLETCHER, d. 15 March 1699/1700 (ibid., p. 356, 561).

      (1) "Pike," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 66 (1912), pp. 257, 260-261:

      PIKE ENTRIES IN THE PARISH REGISTERS OF WHITEPARISH, WILTSHIRE, 1559-1640

      Baptisms

      1613 "John the sonn of John Pike was baptised the 8th of Novemb:" . . .

      Marriages

      1612 "John Pike and Dorothy Day of Landford" 17 January [1612/13]. . . .

      The John Pike who married Dorothy Day at Whiteparish, 17 Jan. 1612/13, and had a son John baptised there 8 Nov. 1613, was certainly the emigrant of that name who came to New England in 1635 and settled at Newbury, Mass. His other children were baptized probably at Landford, where the registers before 1671 are lost. The Pike wills in the P.C.C. and in the Sarum courts fail to show his parentage; perhaps he was from the adjoining county of Hants, for which there are wills at Winchester.

      (2) Harding, Anne Borden, "The John Pike Family," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 121 (1967), pp. 161-162:

      JOHN PIKE, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Mass., came to America with his grown family in the James in 1635. He was born probably in Whiteparish, co. Wilts, England, and died in Salisbury, Mass., 26 May 1654.

      He married in Whiteparish, co. Wilts, 17 Jan 1612/13, DOROTHY DAY of Landford, co. Wilts. (THE REGISTER, vol. 66, p. 260, July 1912). [She] died probably in Newbury before 1654 as she is not mentioned in her husband's will.

      John Pike is said to have been registered in the Customs House in Southampton as a "laborer of Langford." To quote Savage this was certainly done "to evade the despicable tyranny of the regulations" governing emigration. Joshua Collin writes "No laborer of those days had two such educated sons as Robert and John Pike, Jr.; both were men of marked prominence in the colony." We might say that no laborer of those days was himself such an educated man.

      Several times in the records of the Quarterly Courts we find him appearing as counsel for his friends. This fact probably accounts for the family tradition that he was a lawyer. He served in 1645 on the Grand Jury and on the Jury of Trials in 1653, and on 28 March 1654 he appeared for the town of Newbury against John Merrill.

      He was such a man of independant [sic] mind as would have delighted Bobby Burns. In February 1638 he was fined for being absent from town meeting. Another time he was fined two shillings and sixpence for "departing from the [town] meeting without leave and contemptuously." He endears himself to us by his very human-ness. When in an argument with Thomas Bloomfield he laid hold of his coat, the latter slipped out of it and ran away. Whereupon, John Pike, enraged by such cowardice, calmly cut the coat to ribbons.

      John Pike's will was made 24 May 1654 and proved in Hampton Court 3 Aug. 1654. He bequeaths "unto my grand child John Pike, the son of my eldest son John Pike . . . unto my grand Child John Pike, son of my son Robert Pike . . . unto my Daughter Dorothy . . . to be divided betwixt her & her Children by equall portions . . . to my daughter ann . . . to be divided betwixt her & her Children by equall portions . . . to my daughter Israell . . . to be divided betwixt her & her Children by equall portions . . . to my daughter-in-law mary the wife of my son John . . . to her Children Joseph hanna mary & ruth . . . to my daughter-in-law sara the wife of my son Robert . . . to her Children sara Dorothy mary & Elizabeth" (Essex County Probates, vol. 1, p. 194).

      Children named in his will: . . .

      i. JOHN, bapt. 8 Nov. 1613. . .

      ii. ROBERT, b. about 1616.

      iii. DOROTHY, d. in Haverhill, Mass., 5 June 1659 (Vital Records of Haverhill, Mass., vol. 2, p. 420); m. DANIEL HENDRICK.

      iv. ANN, m. (as HANNAH) before 1649 JAMES FISKE of Haverhill (ibid., p. 257).

      v. ISRAEL, d. 12 March 1699/1700 (Vital Records of Salisbury, Mass., p. 561; Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc., 1st series, XIV (1875-1876), p. 121-150; N.H. Historical Soc. Coll., III (1832), p. 40-67; N.H. Gen. Rec., III (1905-1906), p. 77-85, 97-104, 145-153; "Journal of the Rev. John Pike"); m. (1), HENRY TRUE of Salem, Mass.; m. (2), in Salisbury, 18 June 1660, JOSEPH FLETCHER, d. 15 March 1699/1700 (ibid., p. 356, 561).
    Person ID I15682  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Family Dorothy DAY,   b. Probably Landford, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 May 1654, Newbury, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jan 1613  Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert PIKE,   b. 1616, Probably Landford, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1706, Salisbury, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     2. John PIKE,   b. Bef 8 Nov 1613, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Jan 1690, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
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