John Wattell1,2,3,4

(circa 1630 - 27 March 1676)

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Relationship9th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
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Some Background

John Wattell was also known as John Woodall, Wadell, and several other phonetic spellings of the name.

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJohn Wattell was born circa 1630, in Scotland. The birth year is estimated... John was taken prisoner when the Scots lost the battle at Dunbar in 1651.5
GroomHe married Mary Goole (Gould), daughter of Francis Goole (Gould) and Rose, on 25 December 1666 in Chemsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.6,7,1
DeceasedHe died on 27 March 1676 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. John was killed in an Indian attack on Chelmsford during King Philip's War. His death left Mary with three children under eight years old.8

Children with Mary Goole (Gould):

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1652, John Wattell arrived in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. John was transported from London aboard the ketch John & Sara in December of 1651 with about 272 other Scots prisoners taken by the English at the battle of Worcester, the last battle of the English Civil War.5

Sources - Citations

  1. [S149] Mike Cattin - Compiler, online at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=mdcattin&id=I2231 (RootsWeb's World Connect Project GEDCOMs), downloaded 23 Jan 2006.
  2. [S50] William Montgomery Clemens, Compiler, American Marriages Before 1699 (Pompton Lakes, New Jersey: Biblio Co., 1926). ALL DATES AND PLACES NEED VERIFICATION.
  3. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  4. [S109] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, (Online subscription database. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Provo, Utah); These records consist of information of varying accuracy and need confirmation from original sources. Birth year: 1641; Birth city: Chelmsford; Birth state: MA.
  5. [S1012] Gurdon Wallace Wattles, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GORDON WALLACE WATTLES (New York: author, 1922), names, events, dates, relationships, locations; pg. 191.
  6. [S954] New England Historic Genealogical Register (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-), July 1897; v.51,pg.308; Chelmsford Marriages; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  7. [S261] Clarence A. Torry, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 3:1609; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  8. [S1012] Gurdon Wallace Wattles, Wattles Autobiography, names, events, dates, relationships, locations; pg. 194.
  9. [S153] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904), Chelmsford Marriages, pp. 282,343.
  10. [S366] Roswell Parish Jr., "John Parish of Groton, Mass., and Some of His Descendants.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 63, pp. 364 - 367 (Oct 1909): pg. 364.
  11. [S1012] Gurdon Wallace Wattles, Wattles Autobiography, names, events, dates, relationships, locations; pg. 193.
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