Edward Sturgis

Male 1613 - 1695  (82 years)


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  • Name Edward Sturgis  [1, 2
    Born 30 Jan 1613  Woodnesborough, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 30 Jan 1613  Woodnesborough, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Arrival 1634  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 16 Oct 1695  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Age: 82
    Buried Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I27913  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father Philip John Sturgis,   b. 27 Apr 1578, Hannington, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1623, Sturry, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Austin,   b. Abt 1573, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1620, Eastry, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hinckley,   b. 20 Feb 1617, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1691, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
     1. Edward Sturgis,   b. 10 Apr 1642, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1678, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Sturgis,   b. Apr 1655, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1739, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [natural]
     3. Hannah Sturgis,   b. 22 Dec 1654, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1736, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     4. Rebecca Sturgis,   b. Feb 1626, Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Alice Sturgis,   b. 23 Dec 1639, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Mary Sturgis,   b. 1 Jun 1646, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1713, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     7. Joseph Sturgis,   b. 6 Apr 1650, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1650, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. Thomas Sturgis,   b. 1659, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     9. Samuel Sturgis,   b. 1638,   d. 3 Nov 1674, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     10. John Sturgis,   b. 1624, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1700, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F10671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1634 - Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1695 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • ~MY ANCESTOR~
      The son of PHILIP STURGIS of Hannington, Northampshire, England, he married ELIZABETH HINCKLEY in 1637.
      The Sturgis family can be traced back five generations past Philip Sturgis to William de Turges who received grants of land from Edward I, King of England, in the village of Turges, county of Northampton (later called Northfield).

      Edward Sturgis came, perhaps on the HERCULES with Thomas Hinckley, to New England and settled in Sandwich in the Mass. Bay Colony in 1634. He was in Yarmouth, Cape Cod, in 1639, where he was appointed constable in 1640/1, counted as able to bear arms in 1643, a member of the Grand Inquest of the minister [John Miller] on June 4, 1650 & in 1658 when he represented Yarmouth in a dispute with the Indians, committeeman on affairs of the colony in 1657, and deputy to the general assembly in 1672. In 1646, he was "licensed to keep an oridinary (inn)and raw wyne at Yarmouth". In 1663, he was fined for bringing liquor into town without giving notice so that it could be inventoried and his license was revolked.

      He married (1) Elizabeth Hinckley and (2) Mary, widow of Zachariah Rider on April 20, 1692 when he was 79 yr. of age. A marriage agreement was drawn on April 20, 1692 to assure the widow Rider the preservation of her property.

      Children born in New England:
      Samuel b. 1638
      Thomas
      Mary bpt. Jan. 1, 1646 m. Benjamin Gorham
      Elizabeth born at Yarmouth April 20, 1648
      Sarah Sturgis m. Joseph Gorham
      Joseph buried March 29, 1650, aged 10 days
      HANNAH STURGIS (my ancestor) m. first a Gray & 2nd JABEZ GORHAM

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Edward Sturgis

    2. [S86] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Edward Sturgis