genealogy of Patty Rose

 

 


Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name Edward WOLCOTT
Birth bap 18 Dec 1636, Sidwell parish, Exeter, England58
Death aft 1680
Marriage 27 Mar 1675
Spouse Patience* EDGE
Birth 1630, London, England
Death aft 24 Oct 1709, York co., Maine
Father Robert* EDGE (~1610->1680)
Mother Florence, wife of Robert Edge* (~1612->1690)
Other Spouses Philip* HATCH
Notes for Edward WOLCOTT
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Woolcott (often Wollcock), Edward, was in Boston in Dec. 1661, 59, having shipped as mate at Barbadoes. A Kennebec wit. 1664; bondsm. for Richard Collicott 1666; Clerk of the Writs for Northampton 1667; a Kennebec wit. in 1670 and in Nov. 1672, Parsons to Parsons, and wrote this deed. At York 1673, paid for schooling Elizabeth Jackson in 1676, apprais. Benj. Donnell's est. 1678, John Pulman's 1680, and last surely seen as a wit. with Joshua Downing 13 Sept. 1680. In all probability the 2d husb. of wid. Patience Hatch who was liv. 1709. [ref 22]
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In 1673 York was presented by the Grand Jury "for not providing a schoole and schoolemaster for the education of Youth according Law." (note: "which the town hath provided"). In 1675 four towns of the Province were presented by the Grand Jury in several indictments for not taking care that the children and youth of their towns be taught their catechism and educated according to law. As York was not among those indicted it may be accepted as negative evidence that this town was doing at that time what the others had neglected, and it may therefore be fairly stated that school facilities existed here at that date. Positive evedence is available showing that Edward Wolcock, who was called a school teacher in 1676 (Deeds V:I:19), presumably had been employed occupation and came here from Kennebec, where he was Clerk of the Writs. Traces of him are found up to 1680, but whether this was the end of his stay in York unknown. It is possible that he may have been son of Edward Woolcott, baptized December 18, 1636, in the parish of St. Sidwell, Exeter, England. He was in York as early as 1669 and married Mrs. Patience, widow of Philip Hatch (Deeds VII:135). What became of this first recorded schoolmaster of York is unknown but his widow was living in 1709 in Berwick. If a schoolhouse existed at that period it does not appear in any of the existing land records and it is probable that he taught pupils in his own home, which may be assumed as in Lower Town after his marriage. This was situated directly opposite Harmon Park. [ref 58:256]
[the next record of a York schoolmaster was Nathael ffreman in 1701]
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Notes for Patience* EDGE
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Patience, mar. Philip Hatch, perh. [ref 22]
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