Baptism: 1 Apr 1627 St Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire, England - "Samuell Cheesbrowe sonne of William Cheesbrowe."
Emigration: 8 Apr 1630 in the ARBELLA of the Winthrop Fleet from Isle of Wight, England with his parents and arrived 12 Jun 1630 at Cape Ann, Massachusetts Colony. (Source for both items above: "Great Migration" by Robert Charles Anderson)
The Winthrop Fleet of 1630:
The Winthrop Fleet consisted of eleven ships sailing from Yarmouth, Isle of Wright to Salem. Some sailed April 8, arriving June 13, 1630 and the following days, the others to sail in May, arriving in July. The total count of passengers is believed to be about seven hundred. Financing was by the Mass. Bay Company. The ships were: the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, the Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
1. Married Abigail Avery 30 Nov 1655 at Boston, MA. To this union were born seven: Abigail, Marie, Samuel Jr, William, Sarah, Elisha, and Elizabeth.
2. Admitted freeman 1657 at New London, CT.
3. Samuel signed the Pawcatuck Articles of Association in 1658, was elected Constable and Selectman in 1660.
4. Samuel was deputy to General Court in 1665, 1666, 1670, 1671, 1672 and 1673.
5. Samuel had previously resided in Boston, Braintree (Quincy) and Rehoboth, Massachusetts before removing to Stonington which at the time was Southertown, Massachusetts. There he was involved in the actual formation of Stonington in 1659 after many political battles with Massachusetts.
"We whose names are under written being chosen by the Towne of Southertowne to lay out the bounds according to the Courts grant, the which we did as followeth ffirst we began at Misticke Rivers mouth, and ffrom thence we run six miles to the north, north east to the pond lying by Lanthorne hill, where we marked a chestnut tree with six noches right against the middle of the pond, which pond we ffound to be seven chains and one pole wide, and ffrom thence we run two miles due north to an ash tree which we marked ffour ways and set eight noches ffor the eight miles; lying by a little still brooke, and we run ffrom thence due east tenn miles and one quarter and twelve chains to white oake tree marked with an X and SV, and ffrom thence we run due south six miles and three quarters where we crossed Poquatuck River, and ffrom thence upon the same line to a place called Quanaquatag which line poynted upon Block Island, which Quanaquatag lies east of Weeckapong two miles and one quarter, which two miles and a quarter we took possession of ffor the countrie to dispose of, either ffor us or as the contrie shall cause.
Dated the 2nd of March, 1659."
(Stonington Town Records)
6. Samuel and/or Thomas Stanton, Sr are believed to have originated the word "Stonington" as the name for what became the town of Stonington. It was in the early 1800's that North Stonington became a separate town from the original Stonington.
(Sources: 1. "Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough" by Anna Chesebrough Widley, 2. "Great Migration" series by Robert Charles Anderson, 3. "Some Ancestral Lines Being a Record of Some of the Ancestors of Guilford Solon Tingley and his wife Martha Pamelia Meyers" compiles by Raymon Meyes Tingley, 4. "Bacon and Allied Families, A Family Directory" compiled John Dean Bacon and Dow P Bacon.)
Abigail Ingraham Chesebrough Holmes Avery
1636–1715 (m. 1655)