Person:John Leverett (2)

Governor John Leverett
m. 29 Oct 1610
  1. John Leverett1612 - 1612/13
  2. Jane Leverett1613 - 1613
  3. Jane Leverett1614/15 -
  4. Governor John Leverett1616 - 1678/79
  5. Thomas Leverett1618 -
  6. Ann Leverett1619/20 -
  7. James Leverett1621 -
  8. Sarah Leverett1622 - 1624/25
  9. Mary Leverett1623/24 - 1623/24
  10. Jabez Leverett1627 - 1630/31
  11. Israel Leverett1628 - 1629
  12. Elisha Leverett1630 - 1630/31
  13. Nathaniel Leverett1632 - 1632
  14. John Leverett1633 -
  1. Ann Leverett1652 - 1717
  2. Mary Leverett1656 - 1699
  3. Hannah Leverettabt 1658 -
  4. Elizabeth Leverett
  5. Sarah Leverett - 1730
  1. Hudson Leverett1640 - Bef 1692
Facts and Events
Name[2][3] Governor John Leverett
Gender Male
Christening[1] 7 Jul 1616 Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Death[2][3] 16 Mar 1678/79 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q6244698?
Burial[3][4] King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

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John Leverett (baptized 7 July 1616 – 16 March 1678/9) was an English colonial magistrate, merchant, soldier and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Born in England, he came to Massachusetts as a teenager. He was a leading merchant in the colony, and served in its military. In the 1640s he went back to England to fight in the English Civil War.

He was opposed to the strict Puritan religious orthodoxy in the colony. He also believed the colonial government was not within the power of the English crown and government, a politically hardline position that contributed to the eventual revocation of the colonial charter in 1684. His business and military activities were sometimes intermingled, leading some in the colony to view him unfavorably. However, he was popular with his troops, and was repeatedly elected governor of the colony from 1673 until his death in 1679. He oversaw the colonial actions in King Philip's War, and expanded the colony's territories by purchasing land claims in present-day Maine.

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  1. Thomas Leverett, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    Children...baptized Boston, Lincolnshire, [MHSC 4:2:225; NEHGR 70:184-85]... iv. John, bp. 7 July 1616

  2. 2.0 2.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:82-3:83.

    John (Leverett), Boston, s. of Thomas, the rul. Elder, b. in Eng. (no doubt, at Boston) 1616, brot. prob. 1633, by his f. at the same time with Cotton, Gov. Haynes, and other men of emin. arr. 4 Sept. join. to the ch. 14 July 1639 under the spiritual teacher, wh. he had always heard from his b.; freem. 13 May foll. m. Hannah, eldest d. of Ralph Hudson, had Hudson, bef. ment. b. 2, bapt. 10 May 1640; John, bapt. 4 July 1641, four days old (but the town rec. differs much), d. young; Hannah, b. 16, bapt. 23 Apr. 1643, d. young, but aft. Sept. 1651, nam. then in the will of her Hudson; and his w. d. perhaps the same yr. He m. next, Sarah, perhaps d. but perhaps sis. of Major Robert Sedgwick, wh. long outliv. him, d. 2 Jan. 1700, had John, b. 17, bapt. 22 Mar. 1646, d. young; Sarah, 12, bapt. 16 July 1648, d. soon; Sarah, again, 2, bapt. 19 Aug. 1649, d. soon; Elizabeth 26 Apr. bapt. 4 May 1651; Ann, 23, bapt. 28 Nov. 1652; Sarah, again, bapt. 20 Aug. 1654, d. soon; Mary, 12 Feb. bapt. 16 Mar. 1656; Hannah, again, b. prob. in Eng. dur. his agency; Rebecca, 5, bapt. 11 Dec. 1664; John, 20 Aug. 1668, d. young; Sarah, again, 30 June, bapt. 3 July 1670, d. young; and Sarah, again, being the fifth of this name, 15, bapt. 22 June 1673. No man in our country ever fill. more import. offices, nor with happier repute. He was rep. 1651, and some yrs. again, speaker in 1663 and 4, maj.-gen. 1663, as success. to Denison, Assist. 1665 to 71, dep.-gov. 1671 to 3, and, on the d. of Bellingham, Gov. 1673 to his own d. 16 Mar. 1679, aged 62. He had been sent agent for the Col. late in 1655 to Eng. whither his w. foll. him in June 1657, and there he cont. for the first yr. aft. the restor. of Charles Il. reach. Boston on 19 July 1661. In Aug. 1676, the king knighted him by a special grant, and he had sense enough to keep the letter secret for his descend. His will, made the day bef. he d. wh. was by the afflict. disease of stone, gave all his est. to w. but names as deserv. provis. three unm. ds., neph. Isaac Addington, the s. of his sis. Ann, and her three ds. Ann Moseley, Rebecca Davenport, and Sarah Townsend; desires his gr.s. John to be brot. up to learning, as was most felicitous. accompl. and on the d. of his w. the prop. to go to s. Hudson 1/4, and 3/4 to six ds. Of these Elizabeth m. June 1668, Elisha Cooke; Ann m. John Hubbard; Mary m. Paul Dudley, s. of Gov. Thomas, and next, Penn Townsend, wh. had been h. of her cous. Sarah Addington; Hannah m. 12 ,Sept. 1689, Thomas Davis, but she may first have been w. of an Allen; Rebecca m. 3 Nov. 1691, James Lloyd; and Sarah, the youngest, m. 17 Apr. 1718, Nathaniel Byfield as his sec. w. His wid. Sarah d. 2 Nov. 1704, in her 75th yr. C. Mather wrote an Elegy; but this was bef. her gr.s. was chos. Presid. of H. C.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 John Leverett, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  4. John Leverett, in Find A Grave.