Watkins

Thomas WATKINS of co. York

Spouse: ____

Children: Humphrey

 

Humphrey WATKINS of Holwell Somerset now Dorset ENG will proved 1561

Spouse: Catherine SYMONDS of Calais daughter of John

Children:  RICHARD eldest son married Mary Colker daughter of Robert of Mapowder co. Dorset, George second son, Hugh third son, Humfrey fourth son, Christopher fifth son, Margaret married to Thomas Egardon of Egardon co Dorset Gent, Elionor married John Bysshoppe, Elizabeth married to Alacander Buckler of Wolcombe Matravers co Dorset, Gent, Agnes married to Thomas Gallop of Netherberie, Dorathy married George Comage, Barbara married Thomas Fanes. 

 

Agnes / Agneta WATKINS  

Spouse: Thomas GALLOP, of Strode, North Bowood, and Temple, guardian Sir Giles Strangeways, died 4/8/1610, per visitation of Somerset of Netherbury Dorset

Children: Giles/Egeclins fellow of New College, Oxford, refused to conform to change of religion in Queen Elizabeth's time, resigned traveled through Spain to Rome and died there; Humphrey died without issue; Thomas, died 1623, of Strode  married Francis/Francesca daughter of George Poulet/Pawlett of Holhorn in Dorsetshire and granddaughter of Lord Thomas Poulet; John married ___ Crabbe; George of South Hampton; Richard married ____ Davy


The Genealogist: WATKINS of Holwell:  HUMFREY WATKINS of Holwale co Somerset, Gent, mar Katherine da to John Symonds of Calles and by her had issue RICHARD his eldest son, George second son, Hugh third son, Humfrey fourth son, Christopher fifth son, Margaret mar to Thomas Egardon of Egardon co IDorset Gent, Elionor mar John Bysshoppe, Elizabeth mar to Alacander Buckler of Wolcombe Matravers co Dorset, Gent, Agnes mar to Thomas Gallop of Netherberie, Dorathy mar to George Comage, Barbara mar to Thomas Fanes. Richard Watkins of Holwale Gent eldest son and heir to Humfrey mar Mary da of Robert Colker of Mapowder co Dorset Esq and by her had issue Mary.

The Visitation of the Co. of Somerset: 1531 - 1573 Watkins, of Howell, Dorset [formerly a part of Som] Hutchins, IV, 521. Collinson, II, 369. Arms - Gu. on a cross flory, betw 3 demi-griffins, Or four cinquefoils Az. Humphrey Watkins of Holwell, Som. | Catherine, d. of Joh. Symonds of Calais (Callay). Eliz - Alex. Buckler of Combin Matravers, Dor. | Agnes - Th. Gallop of Netherbury, Dor. [Hutchins, II, 13] | Dor. - Geo. Comage | Barbara - Joh. Francis | Elinor - Joh. Bishop [of Chilcombe, Dor. Hutchins, II, 738]. 2 Geo. 3. Hugh 4. Humphrey 5. Christopher |  Rich - Mary d. of Rob. Croker of Mappower, Dor. [Hutchins, III, 723] d. Mary - Jas. Hanham of Purse Candel.

Records of the English province of the Society of Jesus: "I made a note of the farm of Mr Watkins in Beaminster county Dorset where Mass was said as also at Corscombe in the same vicinity. Alexander Buckler of Woolcombe Maltravers in the county of Dorset gent married Elizabeth daughter of Humphrey Watkins of Halwell and sister of Richard Watkins Esq, the said Alexander died in 1568 and his widow in 1580. They had four sons John, Alexander, Christopher, and Edward.

The Genealogical History of the Gallop Family in America: From Records of Harlean Society British Museum 1166 folio 72 VISITATION OF DORSET 1623 JOHN GOLLOP Came out of the north A 5 Ed 1465 Fifth year of reign of Edward IV. Married Alice daughter and heir of William Temple County of Dorset. JOHN GOLLOP of North Bowood and Temple in County Dorset died 25 H 8 1533 Twenty fifth year of reign of Henry VIII. Married Joan daughter of Collins of Snails Croft County of Dorset. THOMAS GOLLOP of North Bowood son and heir died April 8 1610 Jacob Reign of James I Married Agneta daughter of Humphrey Watkins of Holwell in County Dorset 1 Egedins Gollop first son died without issue. Went to Rome and became a priest; 2 Humphrey Gollop second son died without issue; 3 John Gollop third son of Thomas and Agneta Watkins Married daughter of Crab; JOHN GOLLOP of Mosterne came to America 1630 in ship Mary and John Married Christobel Mosterne is a parish in Dorset; 4 Thomas Gollop fourth son and made heir of North Bowood and Strode died 1622 in month of December Married Francesca daughter of George Pawlett of Melplash County of Dorset. 1 Catharine married Thomas Game of Colley County of Dorset, 2 Anne second daughter married Robert Marsh of Chillington County of Somerset, 3 Elizabeth aged 18 at time of visitation in 1623, 4 William 2 probably second son, 5 Henry married Judith daughter of James Hitt of Lyme Regis, 6 Roger aged 18 1623 probably twin of Elizabeth, 7 Thomas Gollop of North Bowood son of Thomas and Francesca Pawlett and heir of Strode County of Dorset Married Martha daughter of Ralph Ironside of Long Bredy in County Dorset.

New England Families: III Thomas of North Bowood son and heir of John 2 Gollop died April 8 1610 in the reign of James. I He married Agneta daughter of Humphrey Watkins of Holwell county Dorset Children; Egeclins went to Rome and became a priest, Humphrey died without issue, John mentioned below, Thomas heir of North Bowood and Strode died December 1622

Ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul:  JOHN GOLLOP of North Bowood and Temple who lived in the time of Henry VIII married Joan Collins of Nails croft County Dorset and was succeeded by his son 1 Thomas m Agnes Watkins 13014 THOMAS GOLLOP who owned Strode North Bowood and Temple had for his guardian Sir Giles Strangeways married Agnes daughter of Humphrey Watkins of Holwell in Somersetshire and died in 1610 His children were 1 Giles who was fellow of New college Oxford and having refused to conform to the change of religion in Queen Elizabeth's time resigned his fellowship traveled through Spain to Rome and died there 2 Humphrey 3 Thomas of Strode who m Frances the daughter of George Poulet of Holborn in Dorsetshire and granddaughter of Lord Thomas Powlet 4 John m Crabbe 5 George of Southampton 6 Richard 12014 Jun x GoLLor married Crabbe resided probably in the parish of Mosterne Dorsetshire England and had a son j 1 John b 1590 m Christobel 11014 JOHN GALLOI born in 1590 was thirty three years old at the time of the visitation of Dorset in 1623 resided in the parish of Mosterne in that shire and having left Plymouth England  in the ship Man and John Mar 20 1630 arrived at Nan tasket now Hull Mass May 30 1630 became one of the first settlers of Dorchester removed thence to Boston was one of the earliest grantees of land there in the northerly part of the town had a house and wharf right there was admitted to the First church there Jan 6 1634 owned also what is still known as Gallop's island in Boston harbor had a snug farm thereon a meadow on Long Island and a sheep pasture on Xix Mate was a fearless mariner accustomed to trading along the coast and familiar with the harbor piloted in the ship Griffin in September 1633 carrying Rev John Cotton Rev Thomas Hooker and other fathers of New England and in July 1636 when sayelinge towards Block Island to trade thereabouts not knowing of any mischiefe done by those Indians espied a vessel making off from the shore but by theyr contrary handling of theyr sails they supposed that they were Indians which had taken some English vessel and made towards them and then perceiving it to be so shot at them three or four vollies as they sometimes came neare the villians and then claued off again to make ready and so after a third or fourth charge upon the Indians all those Indians got into the hold but old John Gallop coming with his vessel close by the other side espied a skein hang downe and resolved to haJe down that and take it with them to catch Basse withall and then perceived a dead body under it with the head cut off he got up into the vessel bidding his two sons follow him and stand by him with their guns ready charged which they did and he taking the bloody head and washing it knew it to be Mr Oldham's head and said Ah Brother Old ham Is it thee I am resolved to avenge thy blood And then taking his dagger to the scuttle hole in which the Indians were quogd as thick as they could stud head by head and he jobd his dagger very often with all his strength upon them and then lasht that vessel to his vessel hoping to tow them along with them Upon which one Indian first got out and begd quarter for his life and he would tell how many were in the hold and who they were and what they had done they granted him that quarter and took and bound him and put him downe into theyr hold presently after another a very proper fellow got out and got to them and desired like quarter for his life but they considering if they spared and bound him also in theyr hold they might in the night unbind each other and do them mischief being but four persons and much tyred whereupon without farther debate they chopt of his head and heaved his carkass overboard upon which the other Indian confess ed to them that He was theyr sachem whom they had killed and that it was he who stirred up the Block Islanders to take that English vessel and cramb the men in it Now the wind waxing higher and contrary they could not tow the other vessel any further cut theyr rope and let her drive and hasted to Saybrook fort with that captive Indian to give them full information what sort of Indians they were who murthered the English whereupon that just war was comenced against the bloody Pequots and theyr associates John Gallop took an active part in that war His vessel afforded at one time about the only means of communication between Massachusetts Bay and the colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut and anxiety concerning him on one occasion at least caused Roger Williams to write Governor YYinthrop God be praised John Gallop has arrived He died in Boston Jan 11 1650 His will dated sod lomo 1649 disposed of an estate worth three hundred eleven pounds ten shillings and eight pence including Owne vessell or pinnis called by name of ye Buck appraised at one hundred pounds His wife Christobel whom he married in England was reluctant to leave home Governor Winthrop wrote to Rev John White of England July 4 16 32 I have much difficultye to keep John Gallop here by reason his wife will not come I marvayle at the woman's weaknesse I pray persuade and further her coming by all means If she will come let her have the remainder of his wages if not let it be bestowed to bring over his children for so he desired it It would be about forty pounds losse to him to come for her Your assured in the Lord's worke J Winthrop Christobel arrived with four children probably in the ship Griffin in September 1633 joined the First church of  Boston June 22 1634 and died there Sep 27 1655 Her will dated 24d 5mo 1655 contains this provision I doe give to my daughter Joane Joy haJfe my money which is about fifteen pounds with one great brasse pott with one of ye best brasse kettles also a great white chest one bedstead one riocke bed two blanketts also one paire of my best sheets one linning sheete one odd sheete one pewter candlestick one porringer one pewter platter and five napkins with one half my wareing clothes All these I doe give to my daughter Joane Joy Their children were 1 John who m Hannah Lake and was with his father at the capture of John Oldham's vessel off Block Island and afterward in the Pequod war and having been captain in King Philip's war was slain in the fight at Narragansett fort Dec 19 1675 2 Joan m Thomas Joy 3 Samuel who m Mary Phillips and having been a soldier in King Philip's war perished while in command of a transport in the expedition of Sir William Phips against Canada 4 Nathaniel who m Margaret Eveley and having fought in the Pequod war settled at Boston 10014 JOAN GALLOP born in England came with her mother to Boston married Thomas Joy 10002 there in 1637 and died at Hingham Mar 20 1690 1 

Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry: JOHN GOLLOP the founder of this house stated to have lived in 1465 and to have come from the north. He m. Alice dau and heir of William or Peter Temple of Templecombe, Broad Windsor, and acquired thereby estate with the lands of North Bowood. The next upon record JOHN GOLLOP of North Bowoord and Temple living temp HENRY VIII m Joan Collins of Nailscroft со Dorset and was by his son THOMAS GOLLOP of Strode North Bowood and Temple m Agnes dau of Humphrey Watkins of Holwel Somersetshire and had issue six sons. He d 1610. His 3rd son THOMAS GOLLOP Esq of Strode m Frances dau of George Poulet Esq of Holberne со Dorset and grand dau of Lord Thomas Poulet (son of William the 1st Marquess of Winchester) and dying 1623, was s by his eldest son. THOMAS GOLLOP Esq of North Bowood and Strode, barrister at law. He m Martha dau of Ralph Ironside of Long Briddy by Jane Gilbert only sister of ___Gilbert, Bishop of Bristol, and dying 1663 was s by his son. ТНОМАS GOLLOP Esq of North Bowood and Strode b 1617 high sheriff 27th CHARLES II who m Elizabeth dau & heiress of Thomas Thorne of Candlemarsh Gent and had vегу large family of which his 3rd son William was of Candlemarsh the 4th JOHN was ancestor of tlie GOLLOPS of Strode and the 9th George was of Berwick. The 4th son JOHN GOLLOP Esq alderman of Dorchester m 1st Mary dau of Philip Stansby of Dorchester and 2nd Frances widow of Henry Backway, Gent, by the former of whom he had issue. Mr Gallop d 25 Aug 1731 and was s by his son JOHN GOLLOP Esq of Strode who m lst Edith dau Walter Foy Esq of Bewley Wood 2ndly Penelope dau  of John Michell Esq of Kingston Russell; &l 3rdly Joan dau of Giles Hitt Gent of Lorscomb. By the 1st he had issue.

Genealogical notes of the Williams and Gallup families By Charles Fish Williams: ANCESTRY OF CAPTAIN JOHN GOLLOP THE PIONEER OF NEW ENGLAND. Contributed by Captain LOREN A GALLUP by request .John Gallop came out of the north, fifth year of Edward IV, 1465. A soldier of fortune from either Denmark or Sweden who flourished in the reigns of Richard III and Henry VI. Other accounts coinciding with the visitation in 1623 state that he lived in 1465 and came from the north. Thus run the brief records. We would gladly locate the north -- the terra incognita -- from which sprang our ancestor whether Dane, Swede or English but must for the present be satisfied with the brief record which is fairly ancient comparatively speaking. Edward the IV was a bright young king coming to the English throne at the age of eighteen. His attractive manners and warlike spirit brought him much popularity and a large army. His successes were calculated to facilitate enlistments under his standards and the War of the Roses makes known to us the popularity of the militaryism of those times. As his early successes were marked to a degree, young men flocked to him from alll parts of the kingdom. May we suppose that he, the first of our known ancestors, was thus induced to leave the north and enter the military service under the young king which we may reasonably infer was to his liking or that looking to the more populous and enterprising south ho had a desire to locate in the vicinity of London and identify himself with the prosperity of the lower const towns. If as we may suppose he was a soldier of fortune and fought either with the White or Red Rose and passed unscathed until the memorable battle of Bosworth Field 1485 closing the long civil war he was certainly entitled to that honorable distinction. Or shall we look to the sentimentality of his nature. Was it the fair Alice, daughter and heir of William Temple, who beguiled him with her smiles and whom he married at Temple Court in Broad Windsor County Dorset and by whom ho acquired the estate at North Bowood. At any rate there seems to have been then as now a divinity that shapes our ends. We see how this immigration to the South whether from the stern necessities of war or for other reasons ultimately brought him and his descendants into relations with the Puritans which in 1630 under Gov John Winthrop were to enact so prominent a part in the settlement and civilization of New England. Sixty eight years later the record is made during the reign of Henry VIII 1533 that John Gollop died. His wife was Joan Collins of Nailscroft County Dorset and there is no reasonable doubt that he was the son of the John Gallop first named. He was succeeded by his son Thomas Gollop who died April 8 1610 in the reign of King James I. He seems to have inherited landed estates so large that he was in minority under legal guardianship. He married Agnes Watkins of Holwell County Dorset. This alliance was productive of six children all sons the third or fourth (accounts vary) was John who married Miss Crabbe. The only child mentioned by this marriage is John Gollop of Mostern who to America in 1630 on ship Mary and John.  Thus we have 1 John first record 1465. 2 John died 1533. 3 Thomas died 1610. 4 John father of John of Mostern. 5 John who came to America born about about 1590. This John, in 1630, was the father of four children John, Joan, Samuel and Nathaniel. These were born in England. His wife's name was Christovell. What a delight it would be to know more of her name & history. But that she was a woman of strong character, conservative in action, benevolent in judgment and a companion meet for the pioneer and a wise mother we have every reason to believe. Before passing to an account of John Gollop who came to New England it will be interesting to state that the Gollop family is perpetuated ini Dorset England and the valuable estate Strode Manor at Netherby is held by the family. This family is mentioned in some instances as ancient and as coming originally from the West of England. It is an occasion of pride for us lo note that the Gollopas are mentioned under various headings as barristers, authors, school teachers, priests, coroners, aldermen, captains, etc. By this we judge that they have filled well parts in the social ,business, political, and religious activities of life in England as in America. The family has an official coat of arms copies of which are extant in this country. The longevity of this family is noticeable as records of deaths occur in the nineties well up to the hundred mark. The Gallup Genealogy contains very much interesting matter on history and present condition of the Gallops in England.

THE GOLLOP8 IN NEW ENGLAND CAPTAIN. JOHN GOLLOP THE PIONEER. The Pilgrims of the Mayflower Lad been well settled and the colony well established at Plymouth Rock from seven to nine years before the Massachusetts Bay Colony, to be ultimately led by John Winthrop from Plymouth to Boston Bay, fully materialized in England. Social political and religious considerations were the moving causes which led the Rev John White to organize and later John Winthrop to embark in the enterprise. At first the thought of relief for a distressed remnant which had settled at Salem in 1623 eventuated in a great colony which located in and about Boston and later permeated New England. Of the eleven ships comprising the company the Mary and John was the first to sail March 23 1030. She had on board one hundred aud forty persons, one of whom was John Gollop and probably his brother Humphrey. This part of the colony is mentioned as the West County Contingent. The Mary and John arrived safely at Dorchester May 30th. The remainder of the fleet, ten or eleven ships, one of which was the Mayflower of the Pilgrims having on board a total from seven to eight hundred people arrived at and about Salem June 12th. They were greatly exhilarated by the pleasing prospects of the new country to which they had come and the delightful climate, little knowing the privations, sufferings, and deaths in store for the following winter which nearly destroyed the colonists. In the light of history it may be truly said that our ancestor was greatly honored to have been enumerated in so distinguished a company as that which came to this country under the guidance of one who proved himself to be so great and good as John Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts Colony for eighteen years, and who had more influence probably than any other man in forming the political institutions of the Northern States of America. That he was a soldier in the army of Lord Fairfax and fought in the Nederlands in company with Major John Muson and was in a military school in Holland with him has been gathered from researches made by the late Mr Henry T Gallop who gives Boston records as his authority.. In his genealogical dictionary Vol II Savage mentions Humphrey Gallop Dorchester 1630 who probably come in the ship Mary and John. His wife was Ann. They had a son Joseph who was in Tanner's Company King Philip's War. This record leaves the writer to believe that this Humphrey was a brother of John of Moslem and that they came to this country together as they were both residents of Dorchester 1630. 
Our ancestor was at first a resident of Dorchester so named for Dorchester England. Here he resided for a while and evidently with his long time friend Captain John Mason procured or built a shallop and became a trader coast navigator and pilot. He was frequently called to Boston by Gov Winthrop who appreciated his valuable services maritime and naval and he soon took up his abode there In connection with Captain John Mason he was commissioned by the General Court to pursue and capture at will a piratical vessel commanded by the notorious Dixie Bull which had infested the coast and although unsuccessful the pirate was driven off to England. Not until 1633 did the wife and four children arrive in this country. It is believed they came in the ship Griffin Sept 4 1633 with about 200 passengers among whom were Rev John Cotton, Rev. Thomas Hooker, Elder Thomas Leverelt and many persons who were or became notable in history. There is evidence that the pioneer became impatient for his wife and family to join him in the New World. Their coming was hastened or brought about by the kind offices of Gov Winthrop who wrote to Rev John White to whom reference has already been made to induce the wife to come and join her husband's fortunes, The arrival of the Griffin in Boston was an occasion of great public rejoicing. The surviving colonists having passed through their most severe trials and hardships were hopeful for the future. No doubt our greatest grandmother Christovell on her arrival with her four children gave new courage to her husband who devoted himself with more contentment to his pursuits on land and sea. The family being again united they both became members of the First Church the Old South in Boston. He became a landholder owning laud in the town and an island of sixteen acres in Boston Bay which still bears his name. He also owned "Mix's Mate" or Monumental Island as sometimes called where he pastured his sheep. The record reads "The said John Gollop has granted unto him and his heirs forever twelve acres if the island be so much."  Perhaps the most notable and interesting episode if It may be so called in the life of the sturdy Captain was his successful encounter with a boat load of Indiana whom he captured and destroyed off Block Island. They had murdered John Oldman, a man of ability, but an outlaw from Plymouth, and were having a hilarious time in his boat when they were overtaken by Captain Gollop and after a brief encounter were captured. This has been called the first naval battle on the Atlantic coast a full account of which may be found in a book called, The Blue Jackets of 76. The battle is illustrated by a fair wood cut and though the artist evidently drew on his imagination it is interesting to view even a shadow of the redoubtable Captain at the moment of complete victory over the Indians. He was accompanied by his two sons and a hired man. This battle, for so it may be called, gave the Captain a colonial and later a national reputation and more than anything else made him famous. It is fully described also in Drake's History of Boston New England Historical and Genealogical Register and Captain John D Gallop, Genealogy of the Gallup Family, also in the History of New London. This incident and what is revealed of the purpose of the Indians was the beginning of the great Pequot War. After a brief visit with Lieutenant Lion Gardiner at Saybrook Fort, Captain Gollop proceeded to Boston with the only Indian he had spared alive from Oldham's vessel and gave up his captive to the authorities. We hear of him again in New London in 1637 on the occasion of the united campaign of Mason and Stoughton against the Pequots. There is no doubt that he was active in the campaign but whether be came with his shallop or with the land forces is not clearly known. Probably with his shallop bringing supplies for the one hundred and twenty Massachusetts troops as he had previously done for Roger Williams at Providence. It was at the close of the subjugation of the Pequots east of the Thames that he received and executed the dreadful commission to dispose of about thirty captive Indians which he did by drowning them at the mouth of the Thames. (Hubbard's History of Indian Wars.) And so it comes to pass that as Mason at Mystic had destroyed the savages so had Gollop at New London. But they verily thought that they were doing the Lord's will in the discharge of their official duties and who shall say they were not. At the bi centennial in Norwich in 1850, the Hon John A Stockwell MC who delivered the oration of the day in referring to this history said All the descendants of Captain John Gollop have reason to be proud of their ancestor. His sons and grandsons seem to have inherited his warlike spirit and enterprise as history abundantly shows. The eldest son John of whom we shall have more to say removed to Stonington Conn. Samuel lived in Boston, was a sea captain, and was chosen a lieutenant in Sir William Phipps expedition to Canada Nov 19 1690. (Plymouth Records Vol 0 Part 2 page 113) The expedition was disastrous and all were lost. The daughter Joan lived and died in Boston also the youngest son Nathaniel. The Boston records of marriages births and deaths from 1680 to 1700 show four marriages, thirteen births, and four deaths in the Gollop families. We must now part company with Captain and his beloved Christovell. They both died in Boston. He in 1649. An inventory of his estate was made Dec 20 1649. She died July 27 1655. An inventory of her estate was made Oct 31 1655. Their wills are published in the Gallup Genealogy and are very interesting reading. The place of burial of these worthies we shall never know. It is however more than probable that they were buried in Boston where they lived and died in King's Chapel yard on Tremont street as this was the only burying ground then in use. There they sleep with the beginners of New England and the more we consider their spirit and fortunes the more we revere their memory

Thomas Joy and sons Samuel of Boston, Joseph of Hingham, and Ephraim of Berwick.

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