Lassell, Lazell, Lascelle, Lessell, Lasell

John LASSELL born circa 1620 ENG, died 10/21/1700 Hingham MA

Spouse: Elizabeth GATES; born in Eng., married 11/29/1649 Hingham, died 8/3/1704 Hingham

Children: John baptized 9/8/1650 died 5/14/1665;  Thomas born 9/15/1652, carpenter, married Mary Allen at Duxbury 1685, died 5/1/1725;  Joshua born 11/17/1654, died 2/12/1688-9 Hingham,  married Mary ?;  Stephen born 10/6/1656, died 1/16/1717-18, married Sarah ____; Elizabeth born 2/28/1657-8 died 4/7/1676 unmarried; Isaac born 7/10/1660, died 10/20/1690, married Abigail Leavitt sho married 2nd Isaac Johnson; Hannah born 8/31/1662 married (1) James Turner of Charlestown & (2) William Johnson of Andover;  Mary born 9/2/1664 married Simon Burr Jr. 8/1690; Sarah born11/29/1666 married Peter Ripley; John born 4/25/1669, died Windham CT 12/2/1755, married Deborah Lincoln; Israel born 9/24/1671, died 12/30/1755 Hingham, married Rachel Lincoln 7/6/1698


Sarah LASSELL born 11/29/1666 Hingham MA died 9/19/1736 Hingham

Spouse: Peter RIPLEY born 10/21/1668 Hingham MA died 4/22/1742 Hingham; married 4/17/1693 Hingham

Children: Elizabeth, Peter married Silence Lincoln, Nehemiah, Sarah, Ezra, Lydia; all born Hingham

John Lazell and Some of His Descendants by Theodore Studley Lazell: 1. John Lazell (or Lassell), of Hingham, husbandman, probably born in England about 1620 , died there 21 Oct 1700. He married 9 Nov 1649, Elizabeth Gates, daughter of Stephen and Ann Gates, who came to New England with her parents on the ship Diligent in 1638 and died at Hingham 3 Aug 1704.  John Lazell was a resident of Hingham as early as 1647, when he was about twenty-eight years of age.  He was constable in 1677. He appears to have acquired the house lot and other grants of land made to Nicholas Hodsden, who had settled at Hingham about 1636 and had moved to that part of Kittery, Maine, which is now South Berwick soon after his wife's death in 1647. These various parcels of land are described and bounded in the original volume of land grants and were situated in what is now called Hingham Centre, near Lazell Street, about a mile southwest from the railroad station. This property was held in the family for one hundred and eighty-five years, until the death, in 1832 of Hannah (Fearing) Lazell, widow of Samuel Lazell (No. 18, vi). Since that date the surname has not been represented at Hingham.  Although no gravestone now remains to mark his burial place, one existed some years ago, as in shown by the following copy of the inscription found among the papers of the late Josiah Lasell of Whitinsville: "Here lyes ye Body of John Lazell, aged 81 years. Died ye 21st, Oct 1700."  His will dated 2 Sept 1695 and proved in Boston 11 Jan 1700/1, is preserved in the Suffolk Registry of Probate. In it he named his wife Elizabeth, his eldest son Thomas, his sons Stephen, John, and Israel, his daughters Hannah Turner, Mary Burr, and Sarah Ripley, and three of his grandchildren, Joshua Lazell, son of his son Joshua, deceased, and Isaac and Abial Lazell, children of his son Isaac, dceased.  The inventory of his estate, taken 19 Dec 1700 by Francis James and James Hawke, amounted to 251. 3s.  It is preserved in the probate files, but was neither sworn to nor recorded.  /// Children, born at Hingham: i.  John, bapt 8 Sep 1650; d.. 14 May 1665.  2 ii. Thomas, b. 15 Sept 1652.  3 iii. Joshua, b. 17 Nov 1654.  4 iv. Stephen b. 6 Oct 1656  v. Elizabeth, b. 28 Feb 1657/8; d. unm. 7 Apr 1676.  5 vi. Isaac b. 10 July 1660. vii. Hannah b. 31 Avg 1662; d. at Andover 22 May 1717, aged 55 years (gravestone); m. (1), as his second wife, James Turner of Charlestown, who d. at Charlestown 25 Jan 1704, aged 48 years, his estate being divided among his children, James, John, Isaac, Hannah, Samuel, and Mary; m. (2) at Andover, 25 Nov 1707. Wiliam Johnson of Andover, widower, who d. at Andover 16 Apr 1727, aged 75 years. viii. Mary, b. 2 Sept 1664; m. at Hingham, in Aug 1690, Simon Burr, Jr. (Burr Genealogy p. 401). ix. Sarah, b. 29 Nov 1666; m. at Hingham, 17 Apr 1693, Peter Ripley. (History of Hingham, vol 3, p. 133) 6 x. John, b. 25 Apr 1669. 7 xi. Israel, b. 24 Sept 1671.  

Gen Reg NE pg 175: LAZELL, Isaac, Hingham 1649, rem to Bridgewater. Rev Ebenezer Lazell grad at Y.C. 1788.

Pioneers MA pg 279: LASSELL, LAZELL, John, Hingham; town officer. He m 11/29/1647, Elizabeth dau of Stephen Gates; she d 8/3/1704. Ch John bapt 9/8/1650 d 5/14/1665; Thomas b 9/15/1652; Joshua b 11/17/1654; Stepehn b 10/6/1656; Elizabeth b 2/28/1657-8 d 4/7/1676; Isaac b 7/10/1660; Hannah b 8/31/1662 m ? Turner; Mary b 9/2/1664 m Simon Burr Jr; Sarah b 11/29/1666 m Peter Ripley; John b 4/25/1669; Israel b 9/24/1671. He (John) d 10/21/1700. Will dated 9/2/1695, prob 1/16/1700-1; sons Thomas, Stephen, John & Israel, and the ch of Joshua & Isaac, dec; daus Hannah Turner, Mary Burr & Sarah Ripley.

History of Bridgewater: John Lazell (at Hingham 1647) m. Elizabeth d. of Stephen Gates 1649, and had John 1650, Thomas 1653, Joshua 1655, Stephen 1656, Isaac 1660, Mary, Sarah, Hannah 1666, Israel 1671; he d a. 1695. Mary m. a Burr--Sarah m. Peter Ripley 1693--Hannah m. Turner. -- Thomas m. Mary Allen at Duxbury 1685 and settled there;--Joshua d 1689, his wid. Mary....

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 66: Lazell/Lassell/Lasell, JOHN, Hingham 1647, m. 29 Nov. but ano. rec. says 22 Dec. 1649, Eliz. d. of Stephen Gates, had John, bapt. 8 Sept. 1650, d. under 15 yrs.; Thomas, b. 15, bapt. 19 Sept. 1652; Joshua, 17 Nov. 1654, bapt. 6 May foll.; Stephen, b. 6 or 10, bapt. 19 Oct. 1656; Eliz. 28 Feb. bapt. 21 Nov. 1658, wh. d. at 18 yrs.; Isaac, b. 10 or 15 July 1660; Hannah, 31 Aug. 1662; Mary, 2 Sept. 1664; Sarah, 29 Nov. 1666; John, again, 25 Apr. 1669; and Israel, 24 Sept. 1671; was freem. 1678. His will, of 2 Sept. 1695, pro. 16 Jan. 1700, ment. four s. liv. beside Joshua, s. of his s. Joshua, and the two ch. Isaac and Abiah, s. and d. of his s. Isaac, both the f.'s dec; The ds. are nam. Hannah Turner, Mary Burr, and Sarah, wh. m. 17 Apr. 1693, Peter Ripley. JOHN, Hingham, tenth ch. of the preced. m. 26 Mar. 1696, Deborah Lincoln, had John, b. 23 Jan. foll. and Joshua, 29 Dec. 1703. JOSHUA, Hingham, br. of the preced. d. 12 Feb. 1688, and his wid. Mary, wh. he m. " the last of Jan." 1681, had admin. on his est. 28 Apr. 1691. Their ch. were Eliz. b. 20 Dec. 1681; Martha, 23 Feb. 1683; Joshua, 15 Nov. 1686; and Simon, 12 Sept. 1688. STEPHEN, Hingham, br. of the preced. by w. Sarah had Lydia, b. 20 Sept. 1688, d. next yr.; Phebe, 23 Feb. 1690; Stephen, 29 Jan. 1691; Lydia, again, 26 Nov. 1693; Mary, wh. d. 28 Dec. 1698; and Mary, again, 11 May 1700; beside ano. whose name is not found, unless it be that Israel, bapt. 2 Oct. 1692. He d. 16 Jan. 1718, in his will of 9 of that mo. pro. 4 Mar. foll. speak of his five ch. 

Genealogical Dictionary of New England 236: Gates,  STEPHEN, Hingham 1638, came in the Diligent with w. and two ch. that yr.; was from old Hingham, rem. to Cambridge, thence 1654 to Lancaster, where he was constable 1657, freem. 1656, went back to C. there d. 1662. He calls hims. of C. in his will, made 9 June, pro. 7 Oct. of that yr. He had Stephen, Simon, and Thomas, b. I think, on this side of the ocean; and those he brot. prob. were Eliz. wh. m. Nov. or 22 Dec. 1649, John Lazell; and Mary, wh. m. 5 Apr. 1658, John Maynard. His wid. Ann m. 1663, Richard Woodward of Watertown, outliv. him, and d. 5 Feb. 1683, at Stow, where G. had sometime resid.

Gen Reg of the First Settlers of NE; LAZELL, ISAAC, Hingham 1649, removed to Bridgewater. Rev. Ebenezer Lazell grad at Y. C. 1788. [Was this Isaac possible  related to John who had a son Isaac?]

LASELL FAMILY John Lasell i the immigrant ancestor of the Lasell family of Whitinsville Massachusetts settled in Hingham Massachusetts when a young man. He was a French Huguenot but his birthplace and date of birth are not known. We are told that the name was originally La Hassell corrupted to Lazell Lassell and Lasalle. His name appears first in this country on the public records of Hingham when he married November 29 1647 Elizabeth Gates daughter of Stephen and Ann Gates who came to Hingham with their children in 1638. Stephen Gates removed to Cambridge about 1652 and spent a few years at Lancaster he made his will April 18 1682, it was proved April 8 1683, and he made a bequest to his daughter Elizabeth Lazelle and other children. Stephen Gates is the ancestor of the old Worcester county families of this surname. See sketch of the Gates family in this work. Elizabeth was born in England and died at Hingham August 3 1704. John Lasell was a prominent citizen of Hingham and was often elected to positions of trust and honor by his townsmen. He was admitted a freeman which is evidence that he already belonged to the Puritan Church in 1678. He was constable of Hingham in 1677. His home in Hingham was at the Centre over the river. He died at Hingham October 21 1700. His will was dated September 2 1695 and proved January 16 1700 01. It mentions his four sons living Thomas Stephen John and Israel besides his grandson Joshua son of Joshua deceased and the children of Isaac and Abigail their fathers Joshua and Isaac being dead also, his daughters Hannah Turner, Mary Burr, and Sarah Ripley. Children of John and Elizabeth Lasell born in Hingham Massachusetts were John baptized September 8 1650 see forward Thomas born September 15 1652 married April 26 1685 Mary Allen of Duxbury probably daughter of Bouzoun Allen of Hingham settled in Windham Connecticut in what is now the town of Scotland in 1704, Joshua born November 17 1654 died 1689 Stephen born October 6 1656 settled in Hingham. Elizabeth born February 28 1657 58 died April 7 1676, Isaac born July 10 1660 settled at Hingham, Hannah born August 31 1662 married Turner, Mary born September 2 1664 married August 1690 Simon Burr Jr, Sarah born November 29 1666 married April 17 1693 Peter Ripley, John Jr born April 25 1669 settled in Hingham, Israel born September 25 1671.

To all Christian People to whome this present Deed of Sale Shall come John Lassell of Hingham in the County of Suffolke in New England Husbandman and Elizabeth his wife Sends greeting in our Lord God everlasting Know Yee that the sd John Lassell and Elizabeth his wife for a valueable Consideration to them in hand before the Sealeing and delivery hereof well and truely paid by John Jacob of Hingham in the County of Suffolko in new England Husbandman whereof and wherewith they the sd John Lasell & Elizabeth his wife doe acknowledge themselves to be ffully Satisfied contented & paid and thereof Exonerate acquitt and discharge the sd John Jacob his heires Executors Administors and assignes and every of them for ever by these presents Have given granted aliened Enfeoffed and confirmed And by these presents Doefl ully cleerly and absolutely give grant bargaine Sell aliene enfeoffe and confirmeunto the said John Jacob his heires and assignes for Ever All the ffresh Meadow Lyeing upon the South East side of Crooked meadow River wh was formerly the end of the Meadow of Anthony Eames and also the end of the Meadow wch was formerly Vincen Drewce given them by the Towne of Hingham in the Yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Thirty and Seaven wch sd Meadow is bounded with the Land of John Jacob afforesd Southward and with the River Northward and with the Meadow of the afforesd John Jacob formerly Samuel Wards westward and with the High way Eastward with the priviledges & appurtenances thereunto belonging. And all the Right title Interest Vso propriety possession claime and demand Whatsoever of them the sd John Lasell and Elizabeth his wife and either of them of in or to the Same or any part or parcel thereof And all deeds evidences and writeings wch concerne the same To Have & To Hold the sd Bargained premisses with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto ye sd John Jacob his heires and assignes from the day of y date hereof for ever. To the only proper use and behoofe of the sd John Jacob his heires and assignes for ever And the sd John Lasell and Elizabeth his wife [335] wife for themselves and their respective heires Executers Administors doe Covenant promise and grant to and with the sd John Jacob his heires and assignes by these presents in manner and forme as followeth. (That is to Say) that they the sd John Lassell and Elizabeth or one of them att the time of the bargaine and Sale of the premisses unto y sd John Jacob was the true and rightful ownor of the above bargained premisses and that they or one of them in his or her owne right have ffull power and Law full authority the premisses to grant bargain sell & continue as afforesd And the same is free and cleere and freely and cleerly acquitted acquitted and discharged of and from all former bargnines Sales gifts grants leases assignem mortgages wills entailes Judgements executions fforfeitures Seizures Joyntures dowers and all and Singular Acts of Incumbrances had made or done or Suffered to bo done by the sd John Lassell and Elizabeth his wife or either of ym or their respective heires Executors Administraters or any person or persons by their or either of their act meanes default consent or procurement And that the sd John Lasell and Elizabeth his wife and each of them & their respective heires Executors Administrator the sd Bargained premisses and every part thereof unto y sd John Jacob his heires and assignes against themselves and all and every pson and psons whatsoever Lawfully claimeing or to claime any Estate right title Interest of in or to the same from by or under them or either of ym shall & will warrant and for ever defend by these presents And that y sd John Jacobs his heires and assignes the said Bargained premisses shall and may henceforth for ever Lawfully and peaceably have hold use possess dispose and Enjoy without y Lett Sute trouble molestation eviction ejection or disturbance of the sd John and Elizabeth or either of them or their heires Executors & Administrators or any other person claiming or pretending to have any Estate right title Interest claime or demand whatsoever of and into y Same by or under them or either of them And that the sd John Lasell and Elizabeth his wife and their respective heires Executors and administors and each of them upon reasonable and lawfull demands shall and will pforme and doe or cause to be done and performed any such ffarther act or acts whethr by way of acknowledgement of this present deed or release of Dower in respect of her the sd Elizabeth or in any other that shall or may be for the more full compleateing confirmeing and Sure makeing of the above bargained premisses unto y sd John Jacob his heires and assignes according to y true Intent hereof and according to y Laws of this Jurisdiction In Witnesse whereof the said John Lassell and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto Sett their hands and Seales. Signed Sealed and Delivd in the presents of Mathew Hawke, John Pratt & James Hawkes. John Lassell & a Seale.  The marke of  Elizabth EL Lasell &  a seale. Hingham 19 (1) 1678-9. This Instrument is acknowledged by John Lasell to be his act and deed Before Thomas Danforth Assist Entred June 18h 1685. Attestr Isd Addington Ctre.

 History of the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts: LAZELL John. Hingham 1647 m Elizabeth da of Stephen Gates Nov 29 1649 d 1695 of Bridgew, had John bap Sept 8 1650, Thomas bap Sept 19 1652 Dux m Mary Allen April 26 1685 removed to Plympton Falmouth and Windham Ct and others for whom see Mitchelts Hist, Hobarl's Journal. Joshua Dux 1709 was son of Joshua bap May 6 1655, who was a son of the first John. A John Lazell d at Hingham May 14 1665. Hobart's Journ. Abigail m Barnabas Hatch June 7 1728.

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