genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Maj. Robert* PIKE
Birth 16 Mar 1615/16, Langford, Wiltshire, England
Death 12 Dec 1706, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,76
Father John* PIKE (~1585-1654)
Mother Dorothy* DAY (1592-1664)
Other Spouses Martha MOYCE
Marriage 3 Apr 1641, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,23,36
Spouse Sarah* SANDERS
Birth 20 Aug 1615, Weeks, Downton parish, Wiltshire, England
Death 1 Nov 1679, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,36,76
Father John* SANDERS (1572-1670)
Mother Alice* COLES (1591-1636)
1 F Sarah PIKE
Birth 24 Feb 1641/42, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,36,76
Death 6 May 1718, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,76
Spouse Wymond BRADBURY
Marriage 7 May 1661, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,23,36
Spouse John STOCKMAN
Marriage 10 May 1671, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,23,36
2 F Mary PIKE
Birth 22 Feb 1644, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,36
Death 3 Apr 1647, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
3 F Dorothy* PIKE
Birth 11 Nov 1645, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,36
Death aft 1714, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts36
Spouse Joshua* PIERCE
Marriage 7 May 1668, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,36
Spouse John LIGHT
Marriage 11 Sep 1674, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts22,36
4 F Mary PIKE
Birth 5 Aug 1647, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22
Death 28 Apr 1695, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,46
Spouse Jedediah ANDREWS
Marriage abt 1669, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Spouse Capt. John ALLEN
Marriage 24 Aug 1674, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,36,46
5 F Elizabeth PIKE
Birth 24 Jun 1650, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,36
Death 2 May 1715, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts36,76
Spouse William CARR
Marriage 20 Aug 1672, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,23,36
6 M Rev. John PIKE
Birth 13 May 1653, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,36
Death bef 10 Mar 1709/10, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire22
Spouse Sarah MOODY
Marriage 5 May 1681, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts15,20,36
7 M Robert PIKE
Birth 26 Jun 1655, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,36
Death 22 Aug 1690, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,22,36
Spouse Martha GOLDWYER
Marriage 30 Oct 1684, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts20,23
Marriage 1 Dec 1686, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts22,23,36
8 M Moses PIKE
Birth 15 Mar 1657/58, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts22,36,76
Death 4 Mar 1741/42, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts76
Spouse Susanna WORCESTER
Marriage 9 Nov 1687, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts23
Notes for Maj. Robert* PIKE
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ROBERT, Salisbury, s. of John the first, brot. from England. was first at Newbury, freem. 17 May 1637, m. 3 Apr. 1641, Sarah Sanders, perhaps d. of John or his sis. had Sarah, Mary, Dorothy, Mary, again, Eliz, John, Robert, and Moses; was early one of the ch. mem. at S. rep. 1648 and some yrs. foll. lieut. capt. major in comm. of one of the Essex regin, an Assist. 1682 to the subvers. of the chart. one of the counc. of safety on the overthrow of Andros, 1689, and in William and Mary's Chart. 1691, again made one of the council. His w. d. 1 Nov. 1679, and he d. 12 Dec. 1706 in his 91st yr. [ref 20]
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Major Robert, Salisbury, 52 in 1669. A Mass. magistrate and military man in Me. and N.H. and a liberal learder ahead of his time, his career is set forth in 'The New Puritan' by James Shepherd Pike. His w. Sarah (Sanders), m. in Salisb. 3 Apr 1741, d. 1 Nov. 1679; he m. 2d 30 Oct. 1684 Martha (Moyce), wid. of Geo. Goldwier. He d. 12 Dec 1706. Adm. 21 May 1707 to s. John; in Apr. 1714 to gr.son Dr. Robert of Portsm. Wid. Martha d. 26 Feb. 1712-3. Ch., all b. Salisb: Sarah, Mary, Dorothy, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Robert, Moses. [ref 22]
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ROBERT2 PIKE, Maj. and Mr., (John1), of Salisbury, b. ab. 1615 or '6; m. 1st, April 3, 1641[S Sm], SARAH SANDERS,(+) who d. Nov. 1, 1679[S]; 2d, Oct. 30, 1684[S], (2) MARTHA2 MOYCE [wid. of (1) GEORGE GOLDWYER]. He was of Newbury 1635-Feb. 1637-8; recd. land in the "first division" of S., 1640, '41, '42, '54, etc. From the deposition of "Smith and Presse," it appears that he visited England in 1650 or '51. His name heads the list of "commoners," after the minister, in 1650; he paid the largest tax in 1652; signed the petition of 1658; Maj. Robert and Mrs. Pike were first on the list of members of the S. chh. in 1687; and he was the most prominent citizen of S. during the last half of the 17th century. Wife Martha signed Bradbury petition of 1692. He d. Dec. 12, 1706[S]; adm. est. May 21, 1707; acct. May, 1708. Wid. Martha d. Feb. 26, 1712-3[S]. He took the oath of free. May 17, 1637; rep. 1648 and several years following; Assistant 1682 down to 1692; member of the Council many years down to 1696, and justice of the peace many more. He was very decided in his opinions, which were liberal in advance of his time, and had difficulties with other members of the S. chh. as early as 1675 and as late as 1700. He has been called "the moral and fearless hero of New England.;" "the first and strongest representative of the right of petition;" the "power which squelched the witchcraft delusion," etc.?? The full record of his civil and military life may be found in "The New Puritan." Children: Sarah, Mary, Dorothy, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Robert, Moses. His son, Rev. John,3 in his "Journal," states that his father "was always very temperate in reference to meats and drinks." In 1653 he denounced the law passed by the General Court designed to restrain Peasley and Macy of Ames. from preaching in the absence of a minister. He declared "that those members who had voted for it had violated their oaths as freemen; that their act was against the liberty of the country, both civil and ecclesiastical, and that he stood ready to make his declaration good." For this he was tried, convicted, fined, and disfranchised, by the General Court. The punishment inflicted on Lieut. Pike caused petitions to be signed by many persons in the surrounding towns, asking that the sentence be revoked. This offended the Court still more, and the signers were called upon to give "a reason of their unjust request." In Oct., 1654, out of the whole number of signers, about one-fifth, or fifteen persons, only, were reported "who have not given satisfaction," and therefore insisted upon the right of petition. Robert Pike's fine was paid, and in Oct., 1657, his disfranchisement was removed. In 1858 he was again elected to the General Court. In 1675 Robert Pike resisted the authority assumed by his pastor, Rev. John Wheelwright, and was excommunicated from the S. chh.; but was reinstated the next year. In 1692 he appeared in the third great controversy of his life, in opposition to the witchcraft delusion. [ref 36:287]
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Robert Pike was engaged in three conspicuous controversies during his life; and it is principally his part in these that lifts him above the generality of his contemporaries and challenges the attention of posterity. The first was his arraignment, in 1653 by the General Court (or Legislature) of Massachusetts for his declaration that they had exceeded their ecclesiastical rights and broken their oaths as freemen when they passed their notorious laws against Quakers. For this offence he was tried, convicted, fined and disfranchised by that body, resulting in the Right of Petition. The second was his resistance, in 1675, to the dogmatic authority of the clergy, in the person of his pastor, the well known John Wheelwright, and his excommunication therefore. The third was his opposition to the Salem witchcraft prosecutions of 1682, and his triumphant argument against them. In 1690 he was commissioned with the following instructions: "Major Robert Pike--in pursuance of your commission, given you by the Governor and General Court, to be commander-in-chief of all the forces detached or to be detached out of the militia belonging to this colony of the Massachusetts, posted in the provinces of New Hampshire and Maine and such others as shall be put under your command. . . . You are diligently to intend the defence and preservation of the lives and estates of their Majesties' subjects, and to repel the force of the enemy. "You are to take all care to inform yourself of the seat, state and number of the enemy, and to improve your soldiers to pursue, prosecute, kill, and destroy them as you shall have opportunity, wheresoever they may be found." . . . (signed) SIMON BRADSTREET, Governor. May 1, 1691, he was at Wells, Me., and at the old garrison house of Lt. Joseph Storer made treaty with the Indian chiefs, Jonathan Remington, Wesombonet, William Partridge, Nonunkte, Tentomegan, Samson Hegan, Kenowonit, Rob Dony, Old Dony, and Sabadis. He was on the Governor's Council many years ending his public career in 1696, when he resigned and devoted the last ten years of his life to disposing of his valuable property among his children. [ref 65]
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Lt. Robert Pike married Sarah Sanders Apr 03, 1641 in Salisbury, Essex Co., MA [ref 23:0845110]
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Maj. Robert Pike death 12 Dec 1706 Salisbury Essex [ref 76]
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the first and strongest representative of the right of petition in New England

1687 Robert and Sarah were first on list of members of the Salisbury church
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At the age of thirty-two he was chosen a member of the General Court, and had a much longer service in that capacity and as councilor and assistant, than any of his contemporaries. He had a good education and wrote a fine, flowing hand. He was an easy, eloquent and forceful speaker. He was engaged in at least three conspicuous controversies during his life. The first was his arraignment by the General Court in 1653, for his hostility to the persecution of the Quakers. The second was his resistance of the dogmatic authority of some of the clergy, in the person of his pastor, Rev. John Wheelwright. The third was his bitter opposition to the witchcraft prosecutions in 1692. In all these controversies, Robert Pike stood practically alone. He was a century in advance of his time, and a century has more than vindicated his advanced positions. The historian of the Salem witchcraft delusion says that "not a voice comes down to us of deliberate and effective hostility to the movement, except that of Robert Pike in his cool, close and powerful argumentative appeals to the judges who were trying the witchcraft cases. It stands out against the deep blackness of those proceedings like a pillar of light upon a starless Midnight sky." Confronting the judges stood this sturdy old man, his head whitened with the frosts of seventy-six winters and protested that there was no legal way of convicting a witch, even according to the laws and beliefs of those times. It required no small amount of courage for him to take the stand he did against the opinions of the highest judicial tribunal in the province when no one was safe from the charge of having dealings with the evil one, and he himself might be the very next one accused of being a witch! But having the courage of his convictions he rose to the demands of the situation and proclaimed his opposition by a formal and thorough exposition: The great merit of this position, so far as it has come down to us, belongs entirely to him, and no man of his time is entitled to greater honor. It is a marvel how he breasted the storm when any resistance to the popular demand was deemed evidence of complicity with the witches, imps and all the powers of darkness, to overthrow the true church on earth. He defended and plead the cause of several of the accused, among whom were Mrs. Mary Bradbury, who was condemned but not executed, and Susanna Martin, whose memory is perpetuated by John Greenleaf Whittier, the poet.

[Whittier wrote: "From all that I have read, and from the traditions of the valley of the Merrimac, I have been accustomed to regard Robert Pike as one of the wisest and worthiest of the early settlers of that region. . . . He was by all odds the most remarkable personage of the place and time."]
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Notes for Sarah* SANDERS
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Sarah Sanders, b. ab. 1615-22 who m. April 3, 1641, Maj. ROBERT2 PIKE [ref 36:309]
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Sarah Pike death 1 Nov 1679 Salisbury Essex w Maj. Robert [ref 76]
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Last Modified 4 Oct 2004 Created 4 Jan 2005