John Dowsett
(Abt 1435/1440-1486)
Robert Dowsett
(Abt 1460/1465-)
John Dowsett
(Abt 1480/1486-Abt 1539)


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John Dowsett

  • Born: Abt 1480-1486, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, England 670
  • Marriage: Alice
  • Died: Abt Feb 1539, Stanford Rivers, Essex, England about age 59 670

bullet  General Notes:

~ Fifty Great Migrations Colonists to New England & Their Origins, p. 188 1088

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 670
John Dowsett, of Stanford Rivers, Essex, England, was born abt. 1480-1486 in the parish of Kelvedon Hatch which is two miles southeast of Stanford Rivers, and died about Feb 1529/30. What is known of him comes from his will [ERO, 57ER4]. He had two wives who predeceased him, and was survived by his third wife, Alice ____ who was probably the mother of his last four children. John along with his mother, was named the co-executor of the will of his father in 1486.

In his own will, dated 23 Jan 1529/30 and proved 15 Mar 1529/30, John Dowsett of Stanford Rivers in Essex, being sick, requested burial in the churchyard of Stanford, and left to the high alter for tythes forgotten 3s.4d. He also left 10s. for a priest to sing a trental of masses for his soul.

John's children, most likely born at Stanford Rivers were:
Robert, b. abt 1510-1514; living in 1530
John, living in 1530
Agnes, living, unm. 1530
William; left a will dated 25 Mar 1572; sons Thomas, living as a boy in the house of Edward Fuller in 1573 and William.
George, b. about 1527
Nathaniel, b. abt. 1529; likely died young.

~NEHGR, Vol. 141, pp. 128-129

John married Alice.


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