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  1. Isaac Johnson: Death: 19 DEC 1675 in Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island

  2. Mary Johnson: Death: 5 JAN 1677/8 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

  3. Humphrey Johnson: Death: 24 JUL 1692 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts

  4. John Johnson: Death: 8 JUL 1627 in Ware, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England

  5. Elizabeth Johnson: Death: 5 JAN 1683/4 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts

  6. Joseph Johnson: Death: MAY 1622 in Ware End, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England

  7. Susan Johnson: Death: AUG 1629 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England

  8. Person Not Viewable

  9. Person Not Viewable

  10. Joseph Johnson: Death: MAR 1627 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England


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Sources
1. Title:   New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Page:   Vol. 146, p. 270
2. Title:   R. C. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
Page:   pp. 1105-1110
3. Title:   Paul Franklin Johnson, Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts (Los Angeles, California: Commonwealth Press, 1951)
Page:   pp. 1-2
4. Title:   Jennie Henderson Porter, <i>Hannah Johnson and Polly Palmer with some of their kinsfolk</i> (Kansas City, Missouri: The Lowell Press, 1930)
Page:   pp. 9-10
5. Title:   William Richard Cutter, <i>Genealogical and Family History of Western New York</i> (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912)
Page:   p. 843
6. Title:   R. C. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
Page:   Volume 2, p. 1108
7. Title:   , <i>Essex Institute</i> (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1925-1926)
Page:   Vol. 2, p. 563

Notes
a. Note:   elatives resided about twelve miles from London on the River Lee, it is safe to say that he probably came from the same locality. John Johnson, with his family, came to this country in the fleet with Winthrop, landing at Salem June 22, 1630. He settled in Roxbury, where he was made freeman May 16, 1631. He was active in the business of the Colony, as Juryman, serving on Committees, as Surveyor laying out the bounds of Towns around Boston. March 4, 1634/5 John Johnson and Richard Dumer were ordered to build a bridge across Muddy River. Five Towns were to contribute to the cost. May 25, 1636 or 1635 he was chosen one of a committee to determine the valuation of the several towns. September 8, 1636 he was again chosen for that purpose. May 17, 1637 he was chosen one of the Deputies to levy on the towns for raising fifty men to send against the Pequots. He was also chosen Surveyor General, an office, which at that time, included the care of the stock of arms and the ammunition of the colony. An interesting account of the burning of his house, with the Colony's stock of powder, also the town records of Roxbury, of which he was Town Clerk, is given in Governor Winthrop's History, also in Drake's History of Roxbury. He was chosen Deputy to the house of Deputies to represent Roxbury in 1634, the first year of that Assembly; and was chosen for twenty-one years afterward, nearly all consecutively. Late in his life he was granted one thousand acres of land in consideration of his service to the Colony. John Johnson was constable of Roxbury, 1630, admitted freeman 16 May 1631 and deputy to the General Court 1634-38, 1642, 1645-53, 1656-59, thirty sessions distributed throughout twenty years. He was the first Clerk of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company 1638-40, surveyor general of arms 1641-59, and received a colonial grant of 300 acres for his services. The only Johnson-Heath marriage found in the Ware registers was that of a Mary Heath on 21 September 1613, to John Johnson. The subsequent baptisms of children to this couple made it clear that here was the immigrant John Johnson and his first wife. That she was named Mary came as something of a surprise, for Johnson's first known wife in New England records was named Margery. Further searching in the Ware registers explained the discrepancy. John Johnson's wife, Mary, was buried there 15 May 1629, the year before he emgirated. Thus it appears that he married his second wife, Margery, sometime after arriving in New England -- a situation which is further suggested by the undated church membership list of Rev. Eliot of Roxbury, in which the name of John Johnson is among the first members in about 1630, with the name of his wife Margery appearing much further down the list among those who came about 1633. John Johnson and his first wife, Mary Heath, had ten children born between 1614 and 1628, recorded at Ware or Great Amwell. ADDITIONAL SOURCE NOTES: Pope, C.H., "Pioneers of Massachusetts", 1969, pg. 260, says of him: "John, yeoman, Roxbury, chosen by the Gen. Court 19 Oct 1630, constable of Rox. and surveyor of all the arms of the Colony, a very industrious and faithful man in his place, [W.]: frm. May 18, 1631; town officer, deputy. His house was burned, 2 (6) 1645, with 17 bbls. of the country's powder and many arms. [W.] Agent for Mrs. Katharine Sumpner of Lundon in 1653. He signed the inv. of Joseph Weld in 1646. His wife Margaret d. 9 (4) 1655. He m. 2, Grace, widow of Barnabas Fawer. [Gen. Court Rec. May 1656] Ch. John, Isaac, and Humphrey, who came to Rox. and were efficient citizens. He d. 30 (7) 1659. Will prob. Oct 15 folg.; est. to be divided between his 5 children, eldest son to have a double portion. His eldest dau., Mary, m. Roger Moorry, and res. at Providence; sold her share in her father's est. Oct 12, 1659. [Reg. IX 224]. The widow Grace made will 21 Dec, porb. 29 Dec 1671. All to bros. Jonathan and Benjamin Negus.
Note:   The home of John Johnson in England has not been learned. As his known r


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