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Cloyes Genealogy

Cloyes Genealogy

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Published by Jeff Martin
Ancestry of Nathaniel Cloyes of Watertown, MA and Wells, Maine.
Ancestry of Nathaniel Cloyes of Watertown, MA and Wells, Maine.

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Published by: Jeff Martin on Mar 14, 2010
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, d. of John and Cecily Hollandt bur. 1576 St. Nicholas, Colchester 
St. Nicholas Church- torn down in 1955St. Nicholas as it looked prior to renovations in the 1870's
I. Lawrence- bpt. 28 Dec. 1560 St. Nicholas, Colcheste
II. Henry- bpt. 4 Mar. 1565 St. Nicholas, Colchester 
- bpt. 28 June 1567 St. Nicholas, Colchester, m.
, 2. 22 May 1615St. Nicolas, Colchester, Grace PeekesIV. Nathaniel- bpt. 10 Dec. 1570 St. Nicholas
 bpt. 28 June 1567 St. Nicholas, Colchester, Essexm.1.
2. 22 May 1615 St. Nicolas, Colchester, Grace Peekes
all children bpt. at St. Nicholas, Colchester I. Elizabeth- bpt. 11 July 1600
- bpt. 2 Dec. 1604 St. Nicholas, Colchester, Essex, m. 1. 12 Oct. 1635 Woolverstone,Suffolk,
(d. before 1656 Watertown, MA), 2. Jane ______ (d.c.1666), 3. Julian ______ (m.1. ______ Sparwell), killed in an Indian attack on the Penobscot River in 1676III. Peter- bpt. 1606
 bpt. 2 Dec. 1604 St. Nicholas, Colchester, Essexm. 1. 12 Oct. 1635 Woolverstone, Suffolk,
(d. before 1656Watertown, MA)2. Jane ______ (d.c.1666)3. Julian ______ (m.1. ______ Sparwell)killed in an Indian attack on the Penobscot River in 1676On 31 Oct. 1639 "A Court held at Boston, for small Causes not exceeding 20/, except for Strangers..... JohnClois is admonished to use his servant Peter Tylls well, or else the said Peter to bee discharged, & to takecourse that hee may bee taught his trade of seaman by himself or others." (
)John Cloise signed the Oath of Fidelity in Watertown, Massachusetts, and was inducted into militaryservice under the command of Captains Mason and Pierce in 1652. (
)On 15 Oct. 1652 the following document was witnessed by Goodman Blois, Richard Blois, Richard Norcras:"Delivered by Alexander as his act and deed in presence of us underwritten to his master GoodmanStratton.Richard NorcrossJohn Cloys""We consent to the turning over of this Servant to Samuel Stratton the 19th of the 8 mo: 1652Increase NowellWilliam Hibbins"
"To the honored the Deputy Governor with the rest of the magistrates assembled in the County Court nowheld at Charlestowne this 3rd of the 11th mo 1653. The Petition of Alexander Gordon Scotchman. HumblyShoweth Whereas by the wise providence of the Almighty God your poare petitioner (with many others of his countrymen) was taken prisoner in the late English wars with Scoltand, and with many more prisonersbrought into Tottell fields, where and from whence your poare petitioner was redeemed by monies payd by
Mr. Daniel Stone of Cambridge, who hath, as appears by his bill given under his hand, freely given your  poare petitioner the same, and also wheras Jno. Cloise of Watertowne at the same time moved your  petitioner to go along with him by sea to this place without any agreement for time or wages, only his promise to be as a father in all love and kindness to your poare petitioner, and also whereas your poare petitioner obteined his passage by his labour withour any charge to the said Cloise as Mr. Jno Allen themaster of the said Ship hath under his hand given, manifesting also his willingness your poare petitioner  should have the benefit of the same, also whereas the said Jno. Cloise hath (after faythfull fervice for about a years space performed by your petitioner and hard usage by the wife of the said Cloise) now sould your  poare petitioner for seventeen poundes without any recompense or consideration of hispromise made to your petitioner, or the petitioners labor in the ship on on the shoare whereby your poare petitioner apprehendeth himself to be muchwronged, yet being a poare exile and friendless hath been willing to suffer, your petitioner do therefore now humbly Comend the Consideration of the premises to this Honored Court haveing no other reffuge; and your petitioner shal be ready to prove the perticulars above named,and doe Humbly intreate this Honored Court to vousafe the Consideration thereof that so far as justice and equity, according to the laws of God and this Cominwealth, will tend to the releiff of your petitioner, your  poare petitioner may receive some help therefrome, And your petitioner shall set down well payd with thedetermination of this Honored Court and shall continue humbly to pray etc. Alexander Gordon" 
)On 3 May 1656 John sold to Samuel Stratton for £30 his Watertown home "where my late mansion housewas by God's providence burnt down", along with his interest in the meeting house. His wife Jane releasedher dower to the Watertown property. He then bought a house, barn and marsh land near "the neck" inCharlestown where he and Jane became members of the church there on 9 Aug. 1656. John's house inWatertown burned in 1637.(
The Abraham Browne House- c.1698, Watertown
John and his family moved to Falmouth where he signed a petition on 1660. On 25 July 1660 he sold theCharlestown property, a house and half an acre, to Giles Fifield and moved to Falmouth. He was on thegrand jury in Maine in 1664, 1671, and 1672. Jane witnessed an Indian deed to George Munjoy in 1666.

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