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  • Name: John RATHBONE
  • Surname: Rathbone
  • Given Name: John
  • _AKA: The /Pilgrim/
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 Mar 1629 in Ditton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Christening: 28 Mar 1629 Ditton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Death: 6 Oct 1702 in New Shoreham, New Port, Rhode Island, United States
  • Burial: 1702 New Shoreham, New Port, Rhode Island, United States
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    Father: Thomas RATHBONE b: 13 Apr 1616 in Ditton, Lancshire, England
    Mother: Alice CHILDWALL

    Marriage 1 Margaret ACRES b: Sep 1633 in Prescott, Lancashire, England c: 15 Sep 1633 in Farnworth Chapel, Prescott, Lancashire, England
    • Married: ABT 1654
    Children
    1. Has No Children Thomas RATHBONE Sr. b: 1657 in Roxbury, Massachusetts
    2. Has No Children John RATHBONE b: 1658 in Roxbury, Massachusetts
    3. Has Children Sarah RATHBONE b: 10 Jun 1659 in Block Island, Washington County, RI, USA
    4. Has No Children William RATHBONE b: 1661 in Massachusetts
    5. Has No Children Joseph RATHBONE b: 1670 in Block Island, Washington, Rhode Island
    6. Has No Children Samuel RATHBONE Sr. b: 3 Aug 1672 in Block Island, Washington, Rhode Island

    Sources:
    1. Title: Rathbone Genealogy
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      John Rathbone (b. March 1629/30, d. 06 October 1702)
      John Rathbone (son of Thomas Rathbone
      and Alice Childwall

      was born March 1629/30 in Ditton, Lancshire, England
      and died 06 October 1702 in Newshoreham, Newport, RI653

      He married Margaret Acres
      on 1651 in Lancashire, England. Notes for John Rathbone: Notes from Rob Rathcrest Biography of John Rathbun: "Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 1686," Page 194-5 Research: By Frank Rathbun, Fairfax, Virginia The Rathbone Genealogy compiled by John C. Cooley was published in 1898. For many years, family historians have accepted Cooley's version of the family's earliest generations. However, by the 1940s, many found they could not prove what Cooley had stated in his genealogy. Much research was done, most by Frank H. Rathbun of Fairfax, Virginia. He established the current thinking on the early records of the family as we know it today. He published the current thinking from 1981 to 1996 in the Rathbun Rathbone Rathburn Family Historian. John Rathbun was reared in Ditton, County Lancashire, where he married Margaret Acres, the daughter of Thomas Acres, neighbors of the Rathbones. It would appear that after being left a small sum of money from his father's estate in 1654, he left England with his bride and settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where others from County Lancashire had settled. His name first appeared in American records when he was listed among 12 Massachusetts men who met at the Roxburn home of Dr. John Alcock to consider the purchase of Block Island, a small island 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. In 1658, the possession was transferred from the Colony of Massachusetts to private individuals with its sale to Richard Bellingham, Daniel Dennison, John Endicott and William Hawthore. They, in turn, made the last transfer of land as a whole to the company of 12 men who met at Dr. Alcock's. A second meeting was held in which the number of individual numbered 16. Drawings were held to assign each of the proprietors a "great lot" in both the Northern and southern sections of the land. John, less affluent than some of the others, pooled his funds with Edward Vorse, another native of County Lancashire and bought half shares. Their land in the southern section lay along the southeastern coast and their land in the north consisted of a lot. Totally, they had 420 acres. Years later, it was discovered that a mistake was made in the original survey. In 1671, lawyers for the estate of Dr. Alcock granted John Rathbun an additional 60 acres, "what land shall be found wantinge...in some convenient place in the commonland." He was given land near the center of the island stretching from near when the center of town is today to the ocean east of town. In October 1680, he made his last payment of his share of the original purchase. According to New Shoreham town books, a barque (a sailing ship with 3 to 5 masts, all square-rigged, except the after mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged. Or, definition #2, a small vessel propelled by oars or sails.) was built by Samuel Deering and Simon Ray, who no doubt charged the others for the transportation to the island. The families met in Taunton for the trip to New Shoreham in April 1661. John Rathbun was listed as a freeman of New Shoreham in 1664. He represented the town in the Rhode Island General Assembly for five years. In 1685, he was a member of the Crown Party which supported King James' order to vacate the Rhode Island Colonial Charter. He singed with his mark, "JR." That same year, King James was overthrown during the Glorious Revolution and the Crown Party was out of favor in Rhode Island. It appears that during John's political career, he kept a home on the mainland in Newport. In 1674, he was living in Hammersmith, a section of Newport. He returned to Block Island about 1685. In 1702, he was listed as a proprietor of the town wharf in Newport. In July 1698, Block Island was invaded by a French privateer. The invaders asked some islanders who had money and they directed them to John Rathbun. At the Rathbun home, the invaders seized John Jr., whom they tied, stripped to the waist and whipped. The will of John Rathbun Sr., dated February 12, 1702, at Block Island, described him as a "yeoman." Although listed of Block Island, the inventory of his estate indicates he considered Newport his principal home. He conducted some sort of business there as his will referred to a "shop" there. The will was probated October 16, 1702. He named his wife, Margaret, sons, John, William, Joseph, Samuel and Thomas; daughters Sarah, Margaret and Elizabeth; and grandchildren John, son of John; and John, son of William. The will was witnessed by James Welch and Roger Dickens (Book 1; Page 285). His widow survived him by at least 14 years, as in March 1716, as "widow and relict of John Rathbun, deceased," she made a deposition on Block Island regarding his properties. Although John Rathbun was baptized in the Anglican Church in England, he may have been a Quaker in Newport, where his son's birth is registered in Quaker records. He was a slave owner and left a slave to his son, Thomas, at his death. More About John Rathbone: Baptised: 08 March 1629/30, Prescott Parish, County Lancashire, England. Will: 12 February 1701/02, February 12, 1701/02; New Shoreham, Newport, R.I. Book 1 Page 285. More About John Rathbone and Margaret Acres: Marriage: 1651, Lancashire, England. Children of John Rathbone and Margaret Acres are:
      John Rathbun , b. 1655.
      +Thomas Rathbun , b. 1657, New Shorham, Block Island, RI654 , d. 26 December 1733, New Shorham, Block Island, RI654 .
      Sarah Rathbun , b. 10 June 1659.
      William Rathbun , b. 1661655 .
      Margaret Rathbun , b. 1663656 .
      Joseph Rathbun , b. 1667657 .
      Elizabeth Rathbun , b. 1670.
      Samuel Rathbun , b. 1672657 .
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      John Rathbone (b. March 1629/30, d. 06 October 1702)
      John Rathbone (son of Thomas Rathbone and Alice Childwall )651 was born March 1629/30 in Ditton, Lancshire, England652 , and died 06 October 1702 in Newshoreham, Newport, RI653 . He married Margaret Acres on 1651 in Lancashire, England. Notes for John Rathbone: Notes from Rob Rathcrest Biography of John Rathbun: "Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 1686," Page 194-5 Research: By Frank Rathbun, Fairfax, Virginia The Rathbone Genealogy compiled by John C. Cooley was published in 1898. For many years, family historians have accepted Cooley's version of the family's earliest generations. However, by the 1940s, many found they could not prove what Cooley had stated in his genealogy. Much research was done, most by Frank H. Rathbun of Fairfax, Virginia. He established the current thinking on the early records of the family as we know it today. He published the current thinking from 1981 to 1996 in the Rathbun Rathbone Rathburn Family Historian. John Rathbun was reared in Ditton, County Lancashire, where he married Margaret Acres, the daughter of Thomas Acres, neighbors of the Rathbones. It would appear that after being left a small sum of money from his father's estate in 1654, he left England with his bride and settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where others from County Lancashire had settled. His name first appeared in American records when he was listed among 12 Massachusetts men who met at the Roxburn home of Dr. John Alcock to consider the purchase of Block Island, a small island 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. In 1658, the possession was transferred from the Colony of Massachusetts to private individuals with its sale to Richard Bellingham, Daniel Dennison, John Endicott and William Hawthore. They, in turn, made the last transfer of land as a whole to the company of 12 men who met at Dr. Alcock's. A second meeting was held in which the number of individual numbered 16. Drawings were held to assign each of the proprietors a "great lot" in both the Northern and southern sections of the land. John, less affluent than some of the others, pooled his funds with Edward Vorse, another native of County Lancashire and bought half shares. Their land in the southern section lay along the southeastern coast and their land in the north consisted of a lot. Totally, they had 420 acres. Years later, it was discovered that a mistake was made in the original survey. In 1671, lawyers for the estate of Dr. Alcock granted John Rathbun an additional 60 acres, "what land shall be found wantinge...in some convenient place in the commonland." He was given land near the center of the island stretching from near when the center of town is today to the ocean east of town. In October 1680, he made his last payment of his share of the original purchase. According to New Shoreham town books, a barque (a sailing ship with 3 to 5 masts, all square-rigged, except the after mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged. Or, definition #2, a small vessel propelled by oars or sails.) was built by Samuel Deering and Simon Ray, who no doubt charged the others for the transportation to the island. The families met in Taunton for the trip to New Shoreham in April 1661. John Rathbun was listed as a freeman of New Shoreham in 1664. He represented the town in the Rhode Island General Assembly for five years. In 1685, he was a member of the Crown Party which supported King James' order to vacate the Rhode Island Colonial Charter. He singed with his mark, "JR." That same year, King James was overthrown during the Glorious Revolution and the Crown Party was out of favor in Rhode Island. It appears that during John's political career, he kept a home on the mainland in Newport. In 1674, he was living in Hammersmith, a section of Newport. He returned to Block Island about 1685. In 1702, he was listed as a proprietor of the town wharf in Newport. In July 1698, Block Island was invaded by a French privateer. The invaders asked some islanders who had money and they directed them to John Rathbun. At the Rathbun home, the invaders seized John Jr., whom they tied, stripped to the waist and whipped. The will of John Rathbun Sr., dated February 12, 1702, at Block Island, described him as a "yeoman." Although listed of Block Island, the inventory of his estate indicates he considered Newport his principal home. He conducted some sort of business there as his will referred to a "shop" there. The will was probated October 16, 1702. He named his wife, Margaret, sons, John, William, Joseph, Samuel and Thomas; daughters Sarah, Margaret and Elizabeth; and grandchildren John, son of John; and John, son of William. The will was witnessed by James Welch and Roger Dickens (Book 1; Page 285). His widow survived him by at least 14 years, as in March 1716, as "widow and relict of John Rathbun, deceased," she made a deposition on Block Island regarding his properties. Although John Rathbun was baptized in the Anglican Church in England, he may have been a Quaker in Newport, where his son's birth is registered in Quaker records. He was a slave owner and left a slave to his son, Thomas, at his death. More About John Rathbone: Baptised: 08 March 1629/30, Prescott Parish, County Lancashire, England. Will: 12 February 1701/02, February 12, 1701/02; New Shoreham, Newport, R.I. Book 1 Page 285. More About John Rathbone and Margaret Acres: Marriage: 1651, Lancashire, England. Children of John Rathbone and Margaret Acres are:
      John Rathbun , b. 1655.
      +Thomas Rathbun , b. 1657, New Shorham, Block Island, RI654 , d. 26 December 1733, New Shorham, Block Island, RI654 .
      Sarah Rathbun , b. 10 June 1659.
      William Rathbun , b. 1661655 .
      Margaret Rathbun , b. 1663656 .
      Joseph Rathbun , b. 1667657 .
      Elizabeth Rathbun , b. 1670.
      Samuel Rathbun , b. 1672657 .
    2. Title: Rathbone, John born 1629, Will
      Text: HUSBAND: [F2124]. John RATHBUN (RATHBONE). (RATHBONE-S1) (RATHBUN-S1). [PC M2-7 ]. Born in 1628-1629 in Ditton, Lancashire, England; son of Thomas RATHBONE [F4248] and Alice CHILDWALL [F4249] . He was christened on (8 MAR 1629-S1,S2) at Farnworth Chapel, Prescott Parrish, County Lancashire, England.(S2,S5). He married Margaret ACRES about 1654. (S1). He emigrated from Ditton, Lancashire, England to America, using money which he had inherited from his father (S1,S2) who had died on 7 FEB 1654. He, with his wife Margaret Acres and no doubt his brother-in-law John Acres, settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts with fellow emigrates from County Lancashire, England.(S2). He and his wife first settled in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts about 1655(S1), and then acquired land on Block Island (now RI) about 1660.(S1). Block Island is located off the southern coast of Rhode Island and east of Long Island. In 1614, the island was named for Andrian Block, a Dutch explorer and trader after being called Claudia since 1524. It was known as Manisses by the Indians. New Shoreham is the name of the town. In 1661, the Rathbun family was one of sixteen families who settled at New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island.(S2). He was a member of the Rhode Island General Assembly from 1681 to 1684.(S2). He died in New Shoreham, Rhode Island prior to 6 October 1702 (S2), and is buried in the Old Cemetery at New Shoreham, Rhode Island.(S2). JOHN RATHBONE'S WILL: "In the name of God, Amen. I, John Rathbone, Senior, of Block Island, also New Shoram, in the colony of Rhode Island and Providence plantation in New England, yeoman, being sick in body but of perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, do make, constitute, ordain, and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents, all and every testament and testaments, will or wills heretofore by me made and declared, either by word or by writing, and this is to be taken only, for my last will and testament and none other... First, I give and bequeath to my son, Samuel Rathbone, the table and cubbard which stand now in his house as for are lomes (heirlooms?) to the house, and I leave my wife, Margaret Rathbone, my executrix of all my moveable and household goods, houses and chattles, cattle, sheep and horsekind, and I leave the income of my house at Newport for her lifetime, and at her decease the westward of my house at Newport, and the leanto of that end so far as the post that the door hangs on, and the shop to be left to my son John Rathbone's son John and his heirs forever; and the eastward end of said house and the rest f the leanto to be left for my son William Rathbone's son John and his heirs forever, and the yard to be equally for their use. And I leave to my wife for her lifetime the twenty acres of land which I bought of Henry Hall, and the running of two cows and a horse, and the end of the house which I now live in . And I leave that my four sons shall pay to my wife during her lifetime, forty shillings a year, that is to say, John Rathbone, William Rathbone and Joseph Rathbone and Samuel Rathbone. And I leave to my wife during her lifetime, my neager man, and at her disposing and at her decease to my son Thomas Rathbone for three years, and at the end of the three years to give him as good clothes as his mistress leaves him and then to set him free. And at my wife's decease, what household goods are left are to be equally divided among my three daughters, Sarah, and Margaret and Elizabeth, and what cattle and sheep and horsekind are left are to be equally divided between my five sons. And I leave that my wife shall take up all bonds and debts dut to me. And I leave that my executrix shall see this my will performed. In witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand and affixed my seal in Block Island aforesaid, the twelfth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and two." His John JR Rathbone Mark Signed, sealed and delivered to be the last will and testament of JOHN RATHBONE, Senior, in presence of, WILLIAM HANCOCK JONAS WELCH ROGER DICKENS Block Island, October 2, 1702 William Hancock, Jr., and James Welch and Roger Dickens personally appeared before me, and did testify upon solemn oath that they were testamony to the signing and sealing of this will and testament before me. SIMON RAY, Warden Those persons above specified, William Hancock, James Welch, Roger Dickens personally appeared and acknowledged befor the public town meeting that they had taken upon solemn oath before me Simon Raye, Head Warden, to the truth of the above written and subscription. Entered by order of the Wardens and Town Council by me, NATHANIEL MOTT, Town Clerk. January 12, 1702-3. WIFE: [F2125]. Margaret ACRES. [PC M2-7 ]. The daughter of Thomas ACRES [F4250] . She was christened on 15 September 1633 in Farnworth Chapel, Prescott, Lancashire, England She married John RATHBUN [F2124] (about 1654-S1)(about 1656) in New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island. She died after March 1716, and was was buried in Block Island, Rhode Island. CHILDREN of John RATHBONE [F2124] and Margaret ACRES [F2125]:
      [F1062]. John RATHBUN . [PC M2-7 ]. He married Ann DODGE [F1063].
      Thomas RATHBUN. Born (about 1657-S1)(in 1657-S3,S4) at (Dorchester, Massachusetts-S3)(probably at Roxbury, Massachusetts-S4). [Source 4 says he is the son of John RATHBUN and Margaret DODGE]. He married (1) Mary DICKENS (daughter of Nathaniel DICKENS-S4) on 21 (August-S1)(April-S3) 1685, New Shoreham, Rhode Island. He married (2) Mary NIXON 30 OCT 1717 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.(S3). He died (20-S3)(26-S1) December (1723-S?)(1733-S1,S3), New Shoreham, Rhode Island. WIFE (1): Mary Dickens. (daughter of Nathaniel & Joan DICKENS). Born about 1660. She died 26 Dec 1733 (in 1723-S4) at Block Island, RI. WIFE (2): Mary NIXON
      William RATHBUN. Born (about 1657-S1)(in 1661-S3) at Dorchester, Massachusetts. He married (1) Sarah MOTT of Westerly, Rhode Island on 18 DEC 1680 at New Shoreham, Rhode Island. (S1,S3). He married (2) Rachel.(S3) He died 30 October 1727 at Westerly, Rhode Island.
      Sarah RATHBUN. Born 10 Jun 1659 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.(S1,S3). She married (1) Samuel GEORGE, son of Peter GEORGE and Mary ROWNING, on 20 DEC 1678 at (New Shoreham, Rhode Island-S1)(Newport, Newport, Rhode Island-S3). Samuel was born 12 Apr 1651.(S3). He died 12 Apr 1692.(S3). She married (2) John MITCHELL, son of Thomas MITCHELL, by 6 JAN 1693. (S1). She married (3) John BALL 10 SEP 1710.(S3). She died 6 April 1718, Newport, Rhode Island.(S1,S3).
      Margaret RATHBUN. Born (about 1663-S1,S3) and New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island. She married Thomas MITCHELL, son of Thomas MITCHELL 19 May 1691, New Shoreham, Rhode Island.(S1). She died after 1740.(S1).
      Joseph RATHBUN. Born (about 1667-S1)(in 1670-S3) at New Shoreham, Rhode Island. He married Mary MOSHER (10-S3)(19-S1) MAY 1691 at (New Shoreham, Rhode Island-S3)(Exeter, Rhode Island-S1). He died (before August 1749-S1)(on 8 AUG 1749-S3) at Exeter, Rhode Island. spouse: Mary MOSHER (daughter of Hugh MOSHER & Rebecca HARNDELL).
      Elizabeth RATHBUN. Born (in 1670-S1)(about 1670-S3) at New Shoreham, Rhode Island. She married Nicholas MOSHER 12 AUG 1747.(S1). She died 14 August 1747 at Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
      Samuel RATHBUN. Born 3 August 1672 (S1,S3) (Newport)(Block Island-S3) Rhode Island. He married Patience COGGESHALL on 3 Nov 1692 at New Shoreham, Rhode Island.(S1,S3). He died on 24 Jan 1757 at New Shoreham, Rhode Island.(S1,S3). spouse: Patience COGGESHALL (daughter of John COGGESHALL & Patience THROCKMORTON).
      SOURCES:
      [S1]. The RATHBUN Family Association. Robert Boehm RATHBUN, Rathcrest@aol.com, P.O. Box 1741, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102, U.S.A., http://www.stanford.edu/~dorcas/USACanada.html. [Family Page].
      [S2]. The RATHBUN Family Association. Robert Boehm RATHBUN, Rathcrest@aol.com, P.O. Box 1741, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102, U.S.A., http://hometown.aol.com/rathcrest/myhomepage/heritage.html [RobertŁus homepage]. Our Family Archives. This is the archive for all information on our family. I worked with Frank H. Rathbun for over 25 years while he was the editor and publisher of the FAMILY HISTORIAN. He kept the spirit of the family alive with his early research and then with the publication of the FAMILY HISTORIAN. When he retired I decided to continue the work he had begun. We all are attempting to help in updating and correcting the family history that was written by John Clark Cooley of Oswego, New York in 1896-8.
      [S3]. Misbach Family History Page. http://www.misbach.org/genealogy/g1178.html. Birth, marriage and children information obtained from "Rathbone Genealogy" by John C. Cooley pub. 1898 and reprinted 1987. Information also obtained from Ancestral File of LDS Church. The Rathbun, Rathbone, Rathburn Family Historian Vol 1. page 29 stated that John Rathbun, Jr. died in 1723 aged about 68. Also cites The Rathbun-Rathabone-Rathburn Family Historian by Frank H. Rathbun, Editor; Vo 1, number 1, January 1981 page 4-7, 10-11.
      [S4]. The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York. by Frank J. Doherty, Pleasant Valley, New York, 12569. 1993. {G389}.
      [S5]. RATHBONE. . Accessed 2FEB2009.
      http://www.themorrisclan.com/GENEALOGY/RATHBUN%20John%20F2124.html

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