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  • A Line from John Guild of Dedham to Wrentham, Massachusetts, And Beyond

    Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CGSM, FASG

    Published Date : 2009

    1. JOHN1 GUILD was born in England, perhaps about 1616. According to research by John Charles Gile, he may possibly have been baptised at Ilketshall, St. Margaret, Suffolk, England, on 30 November 1609, son of Richard and probably Margery (Jorden) Gylde.[1] He died at Dedham, Massachusetts, on 4 October 1682.[2] He married at Dedham on 24 June 1645 ELIZABETH CROOKE,[3] who died at Dedham on 31 August 1669.[4] Elizabeth was probably (but not certainly) the daughter of Roger and Sarah (___) Crooke of Hammersmith, Middlesex County, England, baptized at St. Clement Danes on 19 July 1618.[5] Elizabeth’s sister Rebecca lived at Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Elizabeth transferred her church membership from Roxbury to Dedham after her marriage (see below). However, while Roger Crooke gave daughters Mary, Rebecca, and Ruth the lease of a house in his undated will (proved 2 March 1638[/9]), he did not mention a daughter Elizabeth.[6] Possibly Elizabeth had gone to New England.

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