1. John1 Carpenter;
John Carpenter was born about 1300 (1303?) in Dilwyn, Austerfield, England (according to Slaught Pedigree Chart.This John Carpenter is found in English historical records was born about 1303 and was a member of Parliament in 1323 (Family History News 1988).
ASSUMPTION: John b. 1303 was head of the ancestral line in Hereford family of Carpenters. He was very prominent in affairs and took an active part in all matters relating to the interests of the crown. This English line of Carpenters became extinct in about 1853 and it is in America that continuation of the family must be sought.
We do know that John married in England and had at least one child-a son named Richard who was born about 1335.
CARPENTER MEMORIAL-OUR FAMILY 1303-1638-1896 by Amos B. Carpenter, copyrighted 1896, West Waterbury, NJ. p. FAMILY HISTORY NEWS 1988, P.2.
SLAUGHT PEDIGREE CHART (Carpenter).was born circa 1300.
Children of John1 Carpenter and an unknown spouse were:
2. Richard2 Carpenter (John1) Richard Carpenter
Richard carpenter was born about 1335 in London England. His father was John Carpenter (b.l300). From Family History News 1988 p.2: "Richard Carpenter, born about 1335, was the son of John (b. 1300). His wife was Christina. Both were buried at the Church of St. Marin Outwitch, Bishopgate Street, London, England. He was a chaundeler and probably a goldsmith, both trades indicating wealth. He was a prominent man in social as well as in business matters."
Richard married Christina with whom he had at least one child, a son: John Carpenter, Sr. B. 1372 in London.
REFERENCES: FAMILY HISTORY NEWS 1988 P.2 SLAUGHT PEDIGREE CHARTS: Carpenter REHOBOTH CARPENTER FAMILY by Amos Carpenter 1898 \
married Christana (--?--). He was born circa 1335.
Children of Richard2 Carpenter and Christana (--?--) were:
3. John3 Carpenter Sr. (Richard2, John1) John Sr. Carpenter
Notes John Carpenter, Sr. was a man of some note. His parents were Richard and Christina Carpenter.
HISTORY: From Family History News 1988 as transcribed from "Carpenter Memorial" by Amos B. Carpenter 18; summary:
This John Carpenter was a close friend of John Carpenter, Town Clerk of London as they were associated in the management of many public trusts. He was a man of some note during his lifetime.
This John Carpenter had been a fellow student (Oxford?) where he established fellowships and scholarships at Oxford.
In 1437 John had been Provost of Oriel College in Oxford. In 1437 he was Chancellor of the University, where he established fellowships and scholarships.
Although not raised to Episcopal dignity until after the death of his close friend, John Carpenter, Town Clerk who died in 1442, was appointed by him, along with his blood brothers, as one of the advisors and coadjutors of the executors of the Town Clerk's extensive will.
In 1441 the King Henry III granted the Manor of Thebaudes on Threadneedle Street, in the village of Cheshunt, county of Hertford (with appurtenances) <for Hospital of St Anthony> to (1) John Carpenter, Master of St. Anthony Hospital/London-(this John Carpenter); (2) John Somerset, Chancellor of Kings Exchequer; and (3) John Carpenter, Jr., citizen of London (possibly son of either John-Town Clerk or this John Carpenter). A short time later, the king granted privileges and exceptions to accompany the manor grant. (It would appear that John Carpenter, Jr., was at one time connected with hit as one of the members or officers.)
In 1444 John Carpenter was appointed Bishop of Worcester and filled that See until his death in 1476. He was buried in Westbury upon Trim-near Bristol-in England. An alter monument (a skeleton on a coffin) was erected to his memory.
He was a great benefactor to the Cathedral Church and Diocese of Worcester, as well as to the University of Oxford for which he established a fellowship and several scholarships, showing himself to be a great promoter and encourager of leaning. John Carpenter Senior married (C.1396?) and had at least one child: John Carpenter Junior b. 1410 in Homme, Eng.
REFERENCES: CARPENTER MEMORIAL by Amos B. Carpenter, 1896, p. FAMILY HISTORY NEWS 1988
REHOBOTH CARPENTER HISTORY by Amos B. Carpenter 1898, P. SLAUGHT PEDIGREE CHART -(CARPENTER).\
was born in 1372. He died circa 1476.
Children of John3 Carpenter Sr. and an unknown spouse were:
4. John4 Carpenter Jr. (John3, Richard2, John1) John Jr. Carpenter
John Carpenter Junior, born about 1410 in Homme, England, was the son of John Carpenter Senior. John Junior married and had at least one child: William b. 1440-52.
HISTORY: From Family History News 1988 as transcribed from Carpenter Memorial by Amos B. Carpenter 1896:
It appears that in the year 1441 a grant was made by the king of the Manor of Thebaudes in the Village of Cheshunt in the County of Hertford, with its appurtenances, to John Carpenter, Master of St. Anthony's Hospital in London, John Somerset, Chancellor of the King's Exchequer, and John Carpenter Junior, citizen of London. Shortly afterwards the same persons received from the king a grant of divers privileges and exemptions in the said Manor.
The Hospital of St. Anthony, for whose benefit the above grant was made, was an establishment in Threadneedle Street, founded in the Reign of Henry the Third... It would appear that John Carpenter, Jr" was at one time connected with it as one of the members of officers.
REFERENCES: CARPENTER MEMORIAL - 1303= 1638-1896, by Amos B. Carpenter, copyrighted 1896 West Waterbiru. [/ FAMILY HISTORY NEWS 1988, P.8. slaught pedigree chart - CarpenterA
was born in 1410. He died circa 1476.
Children of John4 Carpenter Jr. and an unknown spouse were:
5. William of Homme5 Carpenter (John4, John3, Richard2, John1) William Of Homme Carpenter
William Carpenter was born C.1440 to John Carpenter, Jr. (1410) of Homme, England. William married (name of spouse unknown) c. 1459 in England. William's wife was born c. 1440 in Homme, England. William and his spouse had at least one child, a son: James b. 1460 in Delwyn, England. William's wife died C.1460 in Delwyn or Delwyn (Herefordshire) England, and William, now titled William of HOMME, died c. 1520 in Delwyn, England.
REFERENCES: SLAUGHT PEDIGREE CHARTS - Carpenter REHOBOTH CARPENTER FAMILY by Amos B. Carpenter 1898 \NKC\
was born circa 1440.
Children of William of Homme5 Carpenter and an unknown spouse were:
6. James6 Carpenter (William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) was born in 1460. He died in 1537.
Children of James6 Carpenter and an unknown spouse were:
7. John7 Carpenter (James6, William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) was born in 1495. He died in 1537.
Children of John7 Carpenter and an unknown spouse were:
8. William8 Carpenter (John7, James6, William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) William Carpenter
William Carpenter, according to CARPENTER AND ALLIED FAMILIES by Annie 1. Carpenter 1936, was born about 1620 in England(Delwine, Herefordshire, England, according to Kelley SLAUGHTs PEDIGREE CHARTS). William's father was John Carpenter (1495-1537), according to REHOBOTH BRANCH OF THE CARPENTER FAMILY by Amos B. Carpenter 1898, his mother being Abigail (1492-1520).
The only other information available regarding William, is that married PAbigail? (per SLAUGHT) c. 1539-45 inEngland, and they had four sons (per CARPENTER & ALLIED FAMILIES):
1. James, who inherited the estate of his father; died 1593.
2. Alexander, born about 1560, was a Dissenter, and on account of religious persecution removed with his family to Leyden, Holland c. 1600. Alexander's only son was probably William of COBHAM who had been made a squire, giving him the title of gentleman; also that he had received the grant of the Grayhound Coat of Arms in 1663 and was without heirs. Thus Greyhound Arms was sent to family of William Carpenter and passed to eldest son, John, who had settled at Jamaica, Long Island. Alexander also had five (known) daughters: Mary, Alice Southworth Bradford, Agnes Fuller, Priscilla Wright and Juliana Morton Kempton.
3. William b. 1576 in England, progenitor of the Rehoboth family, came to America via "BEVIS" with son, William, and son's family in 1638 (from Southampton to Weymouth, Mass.) also see William Carpenter b. 1576.
4. Richard was the father of William Carpenter, who came to America in 1636, settled in Providence, Rhode Island, with Roger Williams, and is known as the progenitor of the Providence branch (of Carpenters in America).
REFERENCES: REHOBOTH BRANCH OF THE CARPENTER FAMILY by Amos B. Carpenter 1898;
CARPENTER FAMILY IN AMERICA by Daniel H Carpenter 1901;
CARPENTER 7 ALLIED FAMILIES by Annie 1. Carpenter, 1936;
SLAUGHT PEDIGREE CHARTS - Carpenter,1993. \NKC\
married Abigail (--?--). He was born in 1530. He died in 1590.
Children of William8 Carpenter and Abigail (--?--) were as follows:
9. Richard9 Carpenter (William8, John7, James6, William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) Richard Carpenter
Richard CARPENTER is the youngest of William's four sons who were, for the most part Dissenters and Separatists. Richard was born in England and had at least one son, who he named William, who came to New England in 1636. Richard's three older brothers were James (who inherited his father's estate) who apparently remained in England all his life, brother Alexander who married and had six children, including WILLIAM OF COBHAM upon whom was bestowed the right to CARPENTER GRAYHOUND COAT OF ARMS, and five daughters who removed with him to Holland for religious freedom as Alexander was a member of the Ancient Brethren and all of his children, with the exception of William and Agnes (who died in Holland) made their way to New England; and his brother William who did, himself, go to New England briefly with his only son (also named William), but returned to England. Richard's son William came to America in 1636 and settled in Providence, Rhode Island with Roger Williams and is known as the progenitor of the Providence branch of CARPENTERS.
CARPENTER 7 ALLIED FAMILIES by A.I.CARPENTER, American Historical Society, p.9.
REHOBOTH BRANCH OF THE CARPENTER FAMILY by Amos B. Carpenter 1898.
Children of Richard9 Carpenter and an unknown spouse were as follows:
10. William10 Carpenter (Richard9, William8, John7, James6, William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) William Carpenter
CARPENTER, William, Providence 1636, s. of Richard of Amesbury, in Co. Wilts, where the est. to him descend, from his f. was by him, in a deed 4 Dec. 1671, giv. to his sis. Vincent of that borough, describ. as "a ho. in Frog Lane in Amesbury, wh. did belong to her f. R.C." the grantor call. hims. s. and heir of R.C. Perhaps he was br, of that Thomas bef. ment. He m. Eliz. Arnold, prob. d. but perhaps sis. of the first Benedict Arnold the Gov. had Joseph, Silas, Benjamin, William, Timothy, and Lydia; was an Assist 1665, sw. alleg 1666, and d. 7 Sept. 1685. In his will of 1674 all the ch. are ment. as liv. and William, s. of Joseph. Lydia m. Benjamin Smith. / William Carpenter's father, Richard Carpenter, was born about 1580 in Amesbury, in County Wiltshire, England. Richard was the youngest son of William Carpenter, his older siblings being James, Alexander and William.
William Carpenter who came to America in 1636, settled in Providence, Rhode Island, with Roger Williams and is known as the progenitor of the Providence branch of Carpenters.
According to THE DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND, Vol l,pg 337-338: "++William (Carpenter), Providence 1636, son of Richard of Amessbury in County Wiltshire, where the estate of his father was by him, in a deed 4 December 1671, given to his sister. Vincent of that borough, described as 'a home) in Frog lande in Amesbury, which did belong to her father Richard Carpenter' the grantor calling himself son and heir of Richard Carpenter. Perhaps he was brother of that Thomas before mentioned. He married Elizabeth Arnold, probably daughter, but perhaps sister of the first Benedict Arnold, the Governor, had Joseph, Silas, Benjamin, William, Timothy and Lydia; was an Assistant 1665, swore allegiance 1666 and died 7 September 1685. In his will of 1674 all the children are mentioned as living and William, son of Joseph. Lydia married Benjamin Smith."
CARPENTER & ALLIED FAMILIES by AJ.Carpenter 1936, p.9;
REHOBOTH BRANCH OF THE CARPENTER FAMILY by Amos Carpenter 1898, p.
THE DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND, Vol I, pg 337-338, by Savage \
married Abigail (--?--). He married Elizabeth Arnold, daughter of William Arnold and Christian Peak. He was born in 1600. He died in 1685.
Children of William10 Carpenter and Abigail (--?--) were as follows:
There were no children of William10 Carpenter and Elizabeth Arnold.
11. Joseph11 Carpenter (William10, Richard9, William8, John7, James6, William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) Joseph Carpenter
Joseph CARPENTER, born 1633 in England, was son of William and Abigail CARPENTER. His siblings were John, William, Hannah, twins Abiah & Abigail, and Samuel.
In 1638 Joseph sailed via the BEVIS from England to Weymouth, MA with his parents, grandfather, siblings and a family servant. The grandfather returned to England on the BEVIS about two years later.
In 1645 Joseph and his parental family moved from Weymouth to Rehoboth, MA., where Joseph reached his age of majority. Joseph married Margaret SUTTON (Sabin per Savage) on 25 May 1655; who also lists about ten chren they issued of this marriage. Savage history notation: "He was one of the founders of the earliest Baptist churches in Massachusetts..." He was buried two days after the birth of his youngest child. His widow died in 1700, aged 65 years. Per Diet/Savage: He (Joseph) was one of the founders of the earliest Baptist church in Massachusetts and was buried two days after birth of last child (Margaret).
ALSO: "Joseph (Carpenter) Swanzey, one of the founders of the first Baptist church in Mass. Source: Gen, Reg. of 1st Settlers of New England by Farmer, John, pub 1979-Balt.
CARPENTER & ALLIED FAMILIES by Annie 1. Carpenter, 1936. American Historical Society, p. 15.
THE DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLAND, Vol. I by Savage, p.336
GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF 1st SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, by Farmer, John, pub. 1979-Baltimore.
NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700. P. 135 \
was born in 1633 at England. He died on 6 May 1675 at Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. He married Margaret Sutton, daughter of John Sutton and Julianna Little, on 25 Nov 1675 at Rehoboth, Bristol; By Swanzey.1
Children of Joseph11 Carpenter and Margaret Sutton were as follows:
12. Benjamin12 Carpenter (Joseph11, William10, Richard9, William8, John7, James6, William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) married Renew Weeks, daughter of William Weeks and Elizabeth Atherton. He was born on 19 Jan 1658. He died on 22 May 1727 at age 69.
Children of Benjamin12 Carpenter and Renew Weeks were as follows:
13. Keziah13 Carpenter (Benjamin12, Joseph11, William10, Richard9, William8, John7, James6, William5, John4, John3, Richard2, John1) was born on 6 Mar 1696. She married Thomas Horton, son of John Horton and Mehitable Garnsey, on 22 Jan 1721.
Children of Keziah13 Carpenter and Thomas Horton were: