|Birth: ||1614, England|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1675|
Robert Elwell married: (1) By about 1634 Joan _____. She died at Gloucester 31 March 1675.
They had 11 children: Mary Dollivar Gardner, Samuel, Josiah, John, Isaac, Joseph, Sarah, Sarah again, Thomas, Jacob, & Richard.
In a letter dated 20 April 1648, Tristram Dalliber of Stoke Abbas, Dorset, wrote to John Balch and William Woodbury of Salem and added this postscript: "There is Robert Ellwell['s] wife hath ś3 here in her sister-in-law's hand which her brother gave her at his death if he be pleased to take it there I shall be content so as they will send an acquittance sealed up in a letter to me so as I may have it from them at the next return for they told me that they would send a letter to me & I should send it over with mine but I never heard more of them."
Based on the probable dates of birth of the his children, Robert Elwell probably married while in England. The document above indicates that his wife was from Stoke Abbas, Dorsetshire, or vicinity, and so his origin should be sought in that same area.
On 28 August 1639, "2 children of Rob[er]t Elwell" were baptized at Salem church. These two were probably sons Samuel and Josiah. Eldest child Mary may have been born in England and if so, was probably baptized there.
Source: Anderson's Great Migraqtion Study Project
FaG Contributor Judi Schoonover adds: Her daughter’s middle name was Dollivar, I would suspect that that was Joan/Joanne’s maiden name. The same goes for Alice. I have come across numerous surnames for her. I believe she is Alice Prince. Prince appears in most records I have found.
Robert Elwell (1609 - 1683)*
Samuel Elwell (1639 - 1696)*
Isaac Elwell (1641 - 1715)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: May 08, 2009
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