Person:Robert Abell (2)

  1. Robert Abellest 1605 - 1663
  • HRobert Abellest 1605 - 1663
  • WJoanna Unknownest 1619 - aft 1681
m. bef 1639
  1. Abraham Abellest 1639 - 1639
  2. Mary Abell1642 -
  3. Lieutenant Preserved Abellest 1644 - 1724
  4. Caleb Abell1647 - 1731
  5. Joshua Abellest 1649 - 1724/25
  6. Benjamin Abellest 1651 - bef 1699
  7. Experience ABELL1653 - 1706
Facts and Events
Name[1] Robert Abell
Gender Male
Residence[1] 1360 Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Birth[1][2] est 1605 Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England(probably)
Immigration[1] 1630 Winthrop Fleet
Other[1] 18 May 1631 Admitted freeman.
Reference Number? Q7341325?
Marriage bef 1639 to Joanna Unknown
Residence[1] 1643 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] 20 Jun 1663 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 9 Aug 1663 £354-17-09; £130 in real estate.
Probate[1] 1 Mar 1663/64 Letters of administration granted to the widow.
Estate Settlement[1] 3 May 1663/64

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Robert Abell was born in about 1605 in Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England. He emigrated to New England in 1630 as part of the first wave of the Great Migration, and was among the early settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, settling first in Weymouth, and subsequently in Rehoboth, where he died on June 20, 1663.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Robert Abell, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), I:3-6.

    ORIGIN: London.
    OCCUPATION: Innkeeper. 3 July 1656: "Robert Abell is allowed by the Court to keep an ordinary at Rehoboth" [PCR 3:104].
    FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [MBCR 1:80, 366]. First in a list of Rehoboth men who took the oath of fidelity in 1657 [PCR 8:178].
    BIRTH: Born about 1605, probably at Stapenhill, Derbyshire, son of George and Frances (Cotton) Abell [TG 5:162]. In his will of 8 September 1630, George Abell of Hemington, Leicestershire, made a small bequest to his second son Robert Abell "in regard of the charges I have been at in placing him in a good trade in London which he hath made no use of and since in furnishing him for New England where I hope he now is" [Abell Gen 42, citing PCC 10 St. John].
    DEATH: Rehoboth 20 June 1663 [ReVR 789, citing original 1:50].

  2. Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), pp. 78, 336-37.

    Ancestor of Grover Cleveland and royally descended from Edward I, King of England

  3.   Richardson, Douglas, and Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005), Abell 2.

    Descendant, through is maternal grandfather, of Magna Carta barons Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford and his son Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford.

The Winthrop Fleet (1630)
The Winthrop Fleet brought over 700 colonists to establish a new colony at Massachusetts Bay. The fleet consisted of eleven ships: the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
  Sailed: April and May 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
  Arrived: June and July 1630 at Salem, Massachusetts
  Previous Settlers: The Higginson Fleet (1629)

  Passengers: Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630.
  Selected leaders and prominent settlers: Gov. John Winthrop - Richard Saltonstall - Isaac Johnson - Gov. Thomas Dudley - Gov. William Coddington - William Pynchon - William Vassall - John Revell - Robert Seely - Edward Convers - Gov. Simon Bradstreet - John Underhill - William Phelps

  Resources: The Winthrop Society - The Winthrop Fleet (Wikipedia) - Anderson's Winthrop Fleet