John Locke

John Locke

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 26 Aug 1696 (aged 68)
Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Division 2 - Lot 1
Memorial ID 102309579 View Source
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Killed by Indians 26 AUG 1696.
Father: Thomas LOCKE
b: 1600 in Yorkshire, England
d: 14 AUG 1628 in London, England
Mother: Christine C. FRENCH
b: 1605 in Yorkshire, England
Married: 26 JUL 1624 in London, England, Recorded in the Whitechapel Register.
"There is no record of the arrival of John and Nathaniel LOCKE to New Hampshire, it is believed they arrived in 1644, by 1654 he framed the first meeting house in Portsmouth. John lived for a time in Portsmouth, though he probably settled on this land in 1666 without permission of the town. Afterwards they settled on Locke's Neck in what is now Rye."

Source: Locke, p. 6,7: "He was noted for the daring and success with which he fought the Indians, foiling their many attempts to destroy the settlers, hence was correspondingly hated by them. On one of their raids from the east, landing on the coast near Locke's Neck, they concealed their canoes in the bushes and went inland to surprise their intended victims. Locke discovered the canoes and cut generous slashes in them where the cuts were not seen at first glance. The Indians returning from their murderous expedition, pushed off only to find themselves sinking, thereby losing nearly all their plunder, stones, and arms and making it necessary for them to escape overland, suffering many hardships and losing some of their band. Later, a party of eight came from the eastward with the express purpose of killing Locke and, surprising him as he was reaping grain in his field, mortally wounded him with his own gun,
which he had left against a rock at some distance away. They then returned without doing further damage. One account says that when the Indians ran up to scalp Locke, the latter had strength enough left to cut off the nose of one with the sickle he had been using; which act was seen by one of his sons who had secreted himself in the grain."

In reference to the killing of John Locke, Roy, p. 5, says: "Years afterwards, his son met a noseless Indian in Portsmouth. While they both recognized each other, we know not what ensued."

Marriage: Elizabeth BERRY
b: 1635 in Strawberry Bank, Hampton, NH
(dau. of William BERRY and Jane Locke HERMINS)
Married: 1652 in Dover, Strafford, NH

Children:
William LOCKE*
b: 17 APR 1677 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: 22 JAN 1768 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
Marriage: Hannah KNOWLES
b: 18 APR 1678 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH
(dau. of John KNOWLES and Jemima AUSTIN)
d: 12 SEP 1769 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
Married: 23 NOV 1699 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, NH

John LOCKE
b: 1654 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH
d: 18 DEC 1733 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
Marriage: Elizabeth BOWLES
b: in Wells, Maine
(dau of Joseph BOWLES)
d: 12 NOV 1734 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
Married: 1677 in Wells, Maine

Elizabeth LOCKE
b: 1656 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: bef 1708 in Rye, Rockingham, NH

Nathaniel LOCKE
b: 1661 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: 12 NOV 1734 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH
Marriage: Dorothy BLAKE
b: 17 SEP 1668 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH
(dau. of Jasper BLAKE and Deborah DAWLTON)
d: 28 SEP 1737 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH
Married: 22 JAN 1688 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

Alice Elsie LOCKE
b: 1662 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
Marriage: Nehemiah BERRY
b: in New Castle, Rockingham, NH
Married: 14 MAR 1715 in Rye, Rockingham, NH

Edward LOCKE
b: 1663 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: 1739 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
Marriage: Hannah JENNESS
b: 26 MAR 1673 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH
(dau of Francis JENNES and Hannah SWAINE)
Married: 1692 in Rye, Rockingham, NH

Tryphena LOCKE
b: 06 MAR 1666 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: 06 MAR 1729 in Haverill, Essex, MA
Marriage: John WEBSTER
(son of Stephen WEBSTER and Hanah AYER)
b: 15 MAR 1668 in Haverill, Essex, MA
d: 04 MAY 1742 in Haverill, Essex, MA
Married: 14 JUN 1693 in Haverill, Essex, MA

Rebecca LOCKE
b: 1670 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: aft 1708 in Rye, Rockingham, NH

Mary LOCKE
b: 1675 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: 1708 in Boston, Suffolk, MA
Marriage: William HEPWORTH
Married: 03 JAN 1696 in Boston, Suffolk, MA

James LOCKE
b: 1678 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: aft 1750 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
Marriage: Hannah White PHILBRICK
b: 31 OCT 1697 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH
(dau of Thomas and Hannah WHITE)
Married: 31 DEC 1713 in Greenland, Rockingham, NH by Rev. William Allen.

Joseph LOCKE
b: 1679 in Rye, Rockingham, NH
d: MAR 1768 in Rye, Rockingham, NH.
Marriage: Salome WHITE
b: in Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH
(dau. of William WHITE)
Married: in Greenland, Rockingham, NH by Rev. William Allen.


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