Person:Zacheus Curtis (1)

m. bef 1646
  1. Zaccheus Curtis1646 - 1712
  2. John CurtisAbt 1646 - 1718
  3. Zachariah Curtis1651 -
  4. Abigail Curtis
  5. Ephraim Curtisest 1654 -
  6. Sarah Curtis1654 - Bef 1691
  7. Mary Curtis1659 -
Facts and Events
Name Zacheus Curtis
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1619 Downton, Wiltshire, England
Residence[1] 1635 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesfirst record of him in Salem, MA
Emigration[1] 5 Apr 1635 Southampton, Hampshire, Englandembarked on ship James
Marriage bef 1646 to Joanna Unknown
Residence[1] bef 1658 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1658 Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] bef 1665 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] bef Nov 1682 Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The passenger list for the James of London includes "Zacheus Courtis, of Downton, laborer"[3]

Lived in Reading and Gloucester (Mass?) and then moved to Boxford (called Rowley Village) by 1663.

He had a nuncupative will described in court as leaving each of his grandsons 20s, his granddaughters 10s; and that his son Ephraram should have all his farm after his mother's decease. John Ramsdel and Abigail Curtis testified to the will's contents on 29 Nov 1682, and "John Cortes, Eharem Cortes, and Jonathen Loock all consented to their father's will". [4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Zaccheus Curtis, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    ORIGIN: Downton, Wiltshire
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the James
    REMOVES: Reading by 1658, Gloucester 1658, Rowley by 1664
    BIRTH: About 1619 (deposed 20 Mar 1671/2 "aged about fifty-three years" [EQC 5:28]).
    DEATH: By November 1682 [EQC 8:420]
    m. Jane/Johanah by 1646. Acknowledges claim that she was Joanna Carwithen, daughter of David, but says there is no evidence presented for the claim.

  2.   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), 1:488.

    ZACCHEUS, Salem, came in the James from Southmpton, 1635, was from Downtown, in Wiltsh. had gr. of ld. 1646, but prob. rem. to Gloucester, there by w. Joan had Mary, b. 12 May 1659, wh. m. 19 Apr. 1677, at S. Richard Friend. He had, also, Ephraim, wh. was. admor. on est. Nov. 1682, tho. the wid. was then liv.

  3. Great Migration, citing Drake's Founders 56
  4. Great Migration, citing EQC 8:421
The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

53 men plus families
(men without descendants listed on the category page).
Maurice Anglis - Thomas Antram - Edmund Balter (servant John Smale) - Nicholas Batt - Thomas Browne - Thos Carpenter - Augustine Clement - Thomas Colman - Zacheus Coutris - Thomas Duryes - John Emery - Anthony Emery - John Euered Alias Webb - Robert Field - John Greene - Edmund Hawes - Peter Higdon - Nicholas Holte - Maudit Ingles - John Knight - Ris Knight - Anthony Morse - William Morse - John Musselwhite - John Parker - John Pithouse - William Paddey - John Pike - Sampson Salter - Michael Shafflin - Thomas Smith - George Smythe - Anthony Thetcher - Josuah Verren - Phillip Varren - Richard Walker - Hercules Woodman

Resources: Passenger List - Winthrop Society - Great Migration Newsletter