The brothers, Robert and Edmund Lockwood, came to Salem, MA in the"Arabella" (Winthrop's Flee
t) in 1630. Robert was made a freeman in 1630,with the right to vote.
Robert was a proprietor of Watertown, MA. In 1637 he was a resident ofSalem, MA, the first to wn of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Robert and Edmund's first known ancestor was Rogerus de Lockwood, ofLockwood, Staffordshire . Ancestral histories report that the Lockwoodfamily were long of Combs, Suffolk, though they trace their line toRogerus of the village of Lockwood in Staffordshire. The French nameindicates the Lockwoods were of Norman descent.
Records shows that Rogerus' son Ranulphu de Lockwood, Clericus, marriedMargeria de Dulverni , a daughter of Radi de Dulverni, Milet. Ranulphu &Margeria had a son Henricus, who married M. Agnes de La Shawe, a daughterof Roberti de La Shawe. Henricus a nd Agnes had a son, Robertum deLockwood, who married Johanna Lee, daughter of Richardi Lee. Robertus &Johanna had a son, Thomas de Lockwood, who married Agnes de Bacheton.Their son, Richardus, now of Combs, Suffolk, married Elizabeth Creswell,a daugh ter of Johannes Creswell. It was Richardus & Elizabeth (Creswell)Lockwood's sons, Richard and Edmund Lockwood, who arrived in AmericaOctober 19, 1630.
From, "Families of Ancient New Haven", Vol. IV, "List of Officials inConnecitcut and New Have n Colonies 1635-1665", pg. 989:
"LOCKWOOD, ROBERT (d. 1658). Sargt., Fairfield Train Band, May 1657"
Notes on Robert's daughter, Deborah Lockwood: In 1654, when she was 17,she testified in Cour t that she was present when Goodwife Knapp washanged for a witch. However, sources show that, "...Knapp never became awitch; she married and lived out her life as befitted a good Puritan wifeand mother..."
Susanna Norman's father, Richard Norman, was born Abt. 1580 in Englandand died Abt. 1682. H e married Margaret Alford Sept. 2, 1615 in England.
From "New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV", pg.1937:
Robert Lockwood, the founder of this family, was born in England, died inFairfield, Connectic ut, in 1658. He emigrated to America in 1630 andsettled first in Watertown, Massachusetts, and in 1646 removed toFairfield. He married Susannah (???).
From "New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV", pg.2076:
"Robert Lockwood, a pioneer settler of Connecticut, who came to NewEngland about 1630, and se ttled at Watertown, Massachusetts, where he wasadmitted a freeman, March 9. 1637, and was the executor of the estate ofEdmund Lockwood, supposed to be his brother. He is recorded as a settlerin Fairfield, Connecticut, as early as 1641; was admitted a freeman ofthat colony, May 20, 1652, and died 1658. He is said to have lived for atime in Norwalk, which is rather uncertain as he was appointed sergeantin Fairfield, May, 1667. His widow, Susannah, married (second) JeffreyFerris, and died at Greenwich, Connecticut, December 23, 1660."
From "Descendants of Reverend William Noyes", pg. 92:
"JEFFREY FERRIS...had three wives. The name of the first in not known,but she died, July 31 , 1658. He married, second, Susanna, widow of RobertLockwood, and thus became step-father to his son-in-law, Lieut. JonathanLockwood. Susanna died, December 23, 1660.
From "Descendants of Reverend William Noyes", pg. 96:
ROBERT LOCKWOOD came from England, and settled at Watertown, Mass., wheresix of his ten child ren were born, and where their births are recorded.Was made freeman, March 9, 1636-7 (Mass. Rec., V. 1, p. 372).
He was executor of the estate of Edmund Lockwood, supposed to have beenhis brother. About 164 8 he removed to Fairfield, Conn., where he died in1658 (Bolton's History of Westchseter Co., N. Y., p. 108). Was madefreeman of Conn., May 20, 1652 (Trumbull's Col. Rec., Vol. 1, p. 231).
"This Court, Govn'r John Winthrop (Conn.), presiding doth confirm Mr.Gold, to be Leiften't, N ehe Olmstead and Robert Lockwood, to beSergeants, at Fairfield, (Conn. Col. Rec., V. 1, p. 299). The date ofappointment as Sergeant of Fairfield, was May, 1657.
He was recorded as settler of Fairfield, as early as 1641 (N. E. H. & G.Reg., V. 7, p. 157).
He left no will, but an inventory of his estate was made by AnthonyWilson and John Banks. The y included quite a large number of items, andamounted to Ετ464 13s. His wife's name was Susanna.
From "Powers-Banks Ancestry", pg. 193-194:
The wife of the second John Barlow was Abigail, the daughter of RobertLockwood. Robert, accor ding to Mrs. Schenck, came from England in 1630and was made freeman 9 March, 1631, showing that he was one of thesubstantial men of the Massachusetts Bay. In 1635 he was in Watertown,executor on the estate of Edmund Lockwood, probably his brother. Hemarried Susanna, said by Mrs. Schenck to be Susanna St. John, but of thisthere appears no other evidence, and Mrs. Schenck may have fallen intoconfusion because Ephraim married Mary St. John....He removed toFairfield about 1645, was a freeman 20 May, 1652, a sergeant in May,1657, and died 1658, John Banks making the inventory. His wife andchildren are listed in the will. His widow married Jeffrey Ferris ofStamford, who was the guardian of the minor children. Susanna died 1660,and Jeffrey Ferris in 1666; his will, dated 6 January, 1664, namesJonathan and Mary Lockwood.
The family appears to have been substantial and influential. Jonathan wasa lieutenant, Josep h a sergeant and in 1685 a patentee of Fairfield;Joseph's family intermarried with the Burrs, as did also Daniel the nextbrother. Mrs. Schenck conjectures that Robert Lockwood was a kinsman ofthe Bulkeleys, founders of Concord, and the family names lend some colorto the guess. Mrs. Lockwood, sometimes called Goody, figures, along withMrs. Gold and Mrs. Ward, rather prominently in the famous trial of RogerLudlow, 1654; her daughter Deborah, aged about seventeen, is also awitness. Witch interests may have been strong in the family; for Abigail,wife to John Barlow, was a witch searcher.
Deborah Lockwood, born 12 October, 1636, in 1657 married Dr. WilliamWard. Thus the family ha s two lines of descent from Robert Lockwood.
The Lockwood Family in America, 1889, gives some account of EnglishLockwoods but without esta blishing any connection with the Americanfamily. They have been known in London and elsewhere since 1392. In theEssex visitations are given six generations, in which the frequency ofthe name Robert suggests relationship with the American Robert. TheHistory of Norwalk and also that of Stamford contain matter concerningthe Lockwoods.
From "Abridged Compendium", pg. 3502:
LOCKWOOD, Robert (d 1658), from Eng. in the "Mary and John," withWinthrop's fleet, to Waterto wn, Mass., 1630; freeman, 1637; settled atFairfield, Conn.; sgt. Fairfleld regt.; m Susannah -----.
From "General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars 1899-1902", pg.698:
LOCKWOOD, SERGT. ROBERT, (???) 1658. Sergt., Fairfield, Conn., Regt.,Capt. Nathaniel Seeley.
From "The Descendants of Stephan Pierson", pg. 26:
The Lockwoods are descended from Robert Lockwood and Susannah St. John,who were in Watertown , Mass., in 1630.
From "The Descendants of Stephan Pierson", pg. 27:
Robert and Edmund Lockwood, brothers, came over to America in Gov.Winthrop's fleet in 1630.
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