|Birth: ||1600, England|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1664|
Born by about 1600, based on all later activities. Arrived at Naumkeag (later Salem) 5 September 1628 on the Abigail. Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company's settlement at Salem, 1628-29; and Governor again, 1644, 1649, 1651-3, & 1655-64 . Chosen colonel of the Essex regiment, 13 December 1636, when he lead the first reprisal against the Pequot (i.e, the one that wasn't a massacre).
Died in Boston 15 March 1664/5: "Our honored Governor, Mr. John Endicott, departed this life, - a man of pious and zealous spirit, who had very faithfully endeavored the suppression of a pestilent generation, the troublers of our peace civil and ecclesiastical, called Quakers. He died poor, as most of our rulers do, having more attended the public than their own private interests. It is our shame: though we are indeed a poor people, yet might better maintain our rulers than we do. However, they have a good God to reward them."
He married (1) by about 1628 Anne Gower, who accompanied him on the "Abigail." She probably died in 1629 at Naumkeag. They had no children of record.
He married (2) probably in Boston, 18 August 1630, "_____ Gibson," born about 1607 (but deposed 13 April 1674, aged "about sixty years," evidently the widow of _____ GIBSON. She died after 13 April 1674.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins.
Find A Grave contributor Kathy Endicott Sneed with adds:
He is buried at Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA. It is my understanding is grave is now unmarked.
An Endicott researcher from Salem, Oregon unspecified sources adds:
Gov John Endecott was born in 1588 at Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England & was selected to be the first Governor of what was to be known as the Massachusetts Bay "Colony."
Before sailing to America, John Endecott married Anna Gower (Gouer) in England. Anna was a cousin of Matthew Craddock who was governor of the Massachusetts Bay "Company" based in England.
Married (2nd marriage) Elizabeth Cogan Gibson (daughter of Philobet and Ann Marshall Cogan) on August 18, 1630. She was 16 (and a widow) at the time of her marriage to Gov John Endecott. She was born between 1613 - 1614.
Elizabeth died September 18, 1676.
Thomas Endecotte (1566 - 1621)
Alice Endecotte (1562 - ____)
Anne Gower Endicott (____ - 1629)
Elizabeth Cogan Gibson Endicott (____ - 1676)
John Endicott (1632 - ____)*
Zerubbabel Endicott (1635 - ____)*
Zarubbabel Endecott (1635 - 1684)*
Margaret Endecott Ludlow*
John Endicott (1600 - 1664)
Granary Burying Ground
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 16, 2009
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