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John Cogswell Sex: M Birth: 1592 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Death: 29 NOV 1669 in Ipswich, Essex, England Christening: 7 APR 1592 Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Burial: 1669 Old North Graveyard, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettes Note: At age 23, John Cogswell succeeded to his father's business and settled down in the old homestead. His parents died soon after his marriage, and he received his inheritance, "The Mylls called Ripond, situate within the Parish of Frome Selwood," together with the home place and certain personal property. Like his father, he was a manufacturer of wollen fabrics, largely broadcloths and kerseymeres. The superior quality of these manufacturers gave his "mylls" a favorable reputation, which appears to have been retained to the present day. There are factories occupying much the same locations and still owned by the Cogswells, which continue to put on the market wollen cloths that in Vienna and elsewhere have commanded the first premium in the world exhibitions of our times (1880's?).John Cogswell doubtless found, in London, a market for his manufactures. He may have had a commission house in that city, which would account for his being called, as he sometimes has been, a London merchant. John and Phillis Cogswell emigrated to America in 1635 aboard the ship "Angel Gabriel" which was wrecked off the coast of Maine. The passengers were washed ashore at Pemaquid on August15, 1635. The Cogswells settled at Ipswitch, now Essex, where he was admitted as a freeman on March 3, 1636. He was a farmer, but maintained manufacturing interests in England, principally woolen mills in Newbury 05�105 John Cogswell and his wife Elizabeth settled at Ipswich, and had lands granted him there as appears from the records; under the date of 1635, is this entry: "Granted to Mr. John Cogswell three hundred acres of land at the further Chebacco, Having the river on the southeast, the land of Will White on ye Northwest & a Creek Coming out of the river towards Will Whites farme on the Northeast. Bounded also on the west with a creek & a little brooke. Also there was granted to him a percell of ground containing eight acres, upon part whereof the said John Coggswell hath Built an house, it being in ye corner lott in Bridge Streete and has goodman Brad street house lott on ye s.e. The was also granted to him six acres of Ground late Mr. John Spencers. Butting upon the river on the southeast having a lott of Edmund Gardners on the Northeast & alott of Edmund Saywords on the Southwest wch six acres of ground the sd John Coggswell hath sold to John Perkins teh younger his heirs and assigns." The fact that he was designated "Mr." at that date, and the considerable amount of land granted him indicate that he was a man of good social standing in society. The records of about that date further show that Cornelius Waldo was Mr. Coggswell's farmer. The Cogswells were also involved in an attempt to prevent the execution of Goodwife Proctor in the Salem witch trials. According to "Ipswich In The Massachusetts Bay Colony," 290-291, by Thomas Franklin Waters, The Ipswich Historical Socity, 1905: "Five members of the Cogswell family were among the twenty prominent people who signed the petition drawn up by the Rev.John Wise on behalf of Goodwife Proctor, who stood accused of witchcraft. Mary Warren alleged that she had been threatened and abused by Goodwife Proctor, and that she had seen apparitions of people who had long since been murdered by the wife of John Proctor. This evidence prevailed and the goodwoman was sentenced to death."
Father: *Edward Cogswell b: 1554 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Mother: *Alicia b: ABT. 1559 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
Marriage 1 *Elizabeth Thompson b: ABT. 1594 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Married: 10 SEP 1615 in Westbury Leigh, England Children Mary Cogswell b: ABT. 1617 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England William Cogswell b: 1619 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England *John Cogswell b: 1622 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Alice Cogswell b: ABT. 1623 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Phyllis Cogswell b: ABT. 1624 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Abigail Cogswell b: ABT. 1626 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Hannah Cogswell b: 1626 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Edward Cogswell b: 1629 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Ruth Cogswell b: ABT. 1633 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Elizabeth Cogswell b: 1635 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England Sarah Cogswell b: ABT. 1636 in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England
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