Name: Joseph Lockwood
Given Name: Joseph
Birth: ABT 1663 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Death: BEF 2 Jan 1748/1749 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Reference Number: 328
Change Date: 13 Jun 2015 at 06:02:13
1. The following partial excerpt from biographical notes for Edmund Lockwood (the immigrant) applies to the first generation of American Lockwood descendants of Robert. The quote is from "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Volumes I-III, for the full transcription, see the notes of Edmund: "Bibliographic Note: The 1889 Lockwood genealogy (Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood, "Descendants of Robert Lockwood," "History of the Lockwood Family in America," [Philadelphia 1889]) was deservedly described by Jacobus as "a genealogical atrocity" [TAG 31:222]. By lumping all the descendants of the first Edmund under his brother Robert, the posterity of this family through eldest son Edmund was misplaced. Donald Lines Jacobus began to sort the family out properly in 1930, with further contributions made in 1955 [FOOF 1:380-81; TAG 31:222-24]. In 1978 Harriet Woodbury Hodge published detailed arguments for a rearrangement of the Lockwood families that would restore to Edmund Lockwood his children ["Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his son Edmund Lockwood (c. 1625-1693) of Stamford, Connecticut" (New York 1978), cited above as Lockwood Gen]."
2. FHL Book 929.273 L814a or FHL film 1321248, item 6, "Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) of Cambridge, Massachusetts and his son Edmund Lockwood (c. 1625-1693) of Stamford Connecticut," by Harriet Woodbury Hodge, C.G., 1978:
"Foreword. Edmund Lockwood, The FORGOTTEN ANCESTOR.
In 1630 two Lockwood brothers, 'Mr.' Edmund, aged 36 and Sergeant Robert, aged 36, came to New England with the Winthrop Fleet. Both men were sons of Edmund and Ales (Cowper) Lockwood of Combs, co. Suffolk, England. (See Phi more and Blagg, 'Suffolk County Registers, Marriages,' 1:123 and Banks, 'Winthrop Fleet of 1630,' pp. 79,80. Both brothers have many American descendants living today, those of Robert far more numerous than those of his brother, Edmund. Unfortunately, few of the Edmund Lockwood family acknowledge him as one of their forefathers, believing erroneously that they are descendants of Robert. The 'Edmund Lockwood Family Society' is today an exclusive group with a mere handful of members. How has this situation come about?
James Savage, who published his 'Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England' in 1860-2, recognized that Edmund Lockwood had progeny into the third generation. But in 1889, two unbelievably inept compilers, Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood, threw together a thick tome entitled 'Descendants of Robert Lockwood, History of the Lockwood Family in America.' This book, replete with multiple errors, assumes, as its title suggests, that all early American Lockwoods were descendants of Sgt. Robert Lockwood. His brother, Edmund Lockwood, is consigned to an appendix, which omits any mention of the records of Edmund's surviving son, Edmund Lockwood of Stamford, Connecticut. Then, confronted with the six surviving children of Edmund Lockwood, the compilers divide them up and add them to the families of two sons of Robert Lockwood: Ephraim of Norwalk and Jonathan of Greenwich. The original errors are compounded in the Lockwood genealogy, tangling inextricably the lines of both Edmund and Robert Lockwood.
In 1930 Donald Lines Jacobus, who called the Holden and Lockwood compilation 'a genealogical atrocity' ('The American Genealogist,' 31:222 ff.), corrected the Connecticut Lockwood families through the first two generations in the 'History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield.' Unfortunately, this work has only recently become widely available through a reprinted edition, is as yet unknown to many Lockwood researchers and does not 'come down' far enough on Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich lines to help identify later Lockwoods. Jacobus cautioned (TAG, 31:222), that no one should accept the 1889 Lockwood genealogy without extensive verification.
Jacobus, using carefully studied probate records, showed that no Connecticut Lockwood of suitable age could have been father of Abraham Lockwood (c1670-1747) of Rhode Island (Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, p. 125) or of Richard Lockwood (1678-1757) of Delaware. The old Lockwood genealogy simply inserts Abraham and Richard into Connecticut families to which they clearly do not belong! The Delaware and Rhode Island Lockwoods are separate lines and must look elsewhere for their ancestry.
Additionally, two English Lockwood pedigrees are shown on preface pages xxiv and xxv of the Holden and Lockwood 1889 genealogy. Caveat! No connection to any American Lockwood has been proved or can be inferred.
The present compilation is limited in scope and does not attempt to correct more than a few of the errors in 'The Descendants of Robert Lockwood.' We have focused on retrieving the descendants of Edmund Lockwood, reworking the lineages. We have carried out all the male lines and a few females' families through five generations, insofar as they can be determined. Some have eluded us and we hope other researchers may provide us with the careers of more fifth generation descendants of Edmund Lockwood, from original material. We have included here a few sixth generation families, whose records have not been published heretofore. This book contains much new material, principally from original deeds.
Harriet W. Hodge, C. G.'
Donald Lines Jacobus, 'History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield,' vol. 1, pp. 380-85, 715-16; vol. 2, p. 1075. (N.B. In this work, Fairfield, CT Lockwood families are carried on, but not those of Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich.)
Donald Lines Jacobus, 'An Atrocious Lockwood Blunder,' 'The American Genealogist,' 31:222-28.
Charles Henry Pope, 'The Pioneers of Massachusetts,' pp. 289, 330.
Charles E. Banks, 'The Winthrop Fleet of 1630,' Boston, 1930, pp. 79, 80.
Robert Lockwood, son of Edmund and Ales (Cowper) Lockwood, bp. 18 Jan 1600 at Combs, co. Suffolk, England, d. 1658 at Fairfield, Connecticut, m. Susannah, prob. dau of Richard Norman of Salem, Mass. She 2/m. Jeffrey Ferris. Children:
1. Jonathan, b. 10 Sep 1634 Watertown, MA, d. 12 May 1688 Greenwich, CT, m. Mary Ferris who 2/m. 1696 Thomas Merritt. Ch:
a. Robert, d. 1732/3 m. Mary ___.
b. Jonathan, died without issue 1689.
c. Gershom, d. 1757 m. Hannah ____.
d. Joseph, - n.f.i.
e. Abigail m. Thomas? Baxter.
2. Deborah, b. 12 Oct 1636, Watertown, MA, 1/ m. William Ward 2/m. John Topping.
3. Joseph, b. 6 Aug 1638, Watertown, MA, d. 1717, Fairfield, CT, 1/m. ___ Beacham, 2/m. Mary (Coley) (Simpson) Stream. Ch: (by 1/w.)
a. Robert, d. c1715, 1/m. ____, 2/m. Mary () Butler.
b. Susanna, 1/m. Nathaniel Burr, 2/m. Benjamin Rumsey.
c. John, d. 1736, m. Elizabeth Sarah, without issue
4. Daniel, b. 21 Mar 1640 Watertown, MA, d. 1691 Fairfield, CT, m. Abigail Sherwood. Ch:
a. Daniel, b. 1669 d. 1698, m. Abigail Burr who 2/m. Elnathan Hanford and 3/m. Nathaniel Sherman.
b. Abigail, b. c1674, m. Samuel Robinson.
c. Mary, b. c1681, m. Nathan Morehouse.
5. Ephraim, b. 1 Dec 1641 Watertown, MA d. 1685 Norwalk, CT, m. Mercy St. John. Ch:
a. John, b. 1665/6 died without issue1690/1.
b. Daniel, b. 1668 d. 1712, m. Sarah Benedict
c. Sarah, b. 1670, m. John Platt, Jr.
d. Ephraim, b. 1673, d.y.
e. Eliphalet, b. 1675/6, m. Mary Gold.
f. Joseph, b. 1680, d. 1760, 1/m. Mary Weed, 2/m. Hannah ___.
g. James, b. 1683, 1/m. Lydia Smith, 2/m. Mercy (Bushnell) (Bostwick) Gaylord.
6. Gershom, b. 6 Sep 1643 Watertown, MA, d.1718/9 Greenwich, CT, 1/m. ____ of Windsor, CT, 2/m. 1697 Elizabeth (/Townsend) Wright, 3/m. Elizabeth ___. Ch: (by 1/w.)
a. Gershom, d. by 1761, m. Ann Millington.
b. Hannah, 1/m. John Burwell, 2/m. Thomas Hanford.
c. Elizabeth, d. 1702, m. 1693/4 John Bates.
d. Joseph, d. 1748, m. ?Sarah Green.
e. Sarah, b. c1679, d. 1765, 1/m. 1699/1700 Nathaniel Selleck, 2/m. 1713/4 Benjamin Hickock, 3/m. 1755 Samuel Kellogg.
[KP: Note that there are no sons William and Abraham of Gershom as some have reported.]
7. John, d. 1677, unmarried.
8. Abigail, m. before 1681 John Barlow.
9. Sarah, d. 1 Mar 1650/1 Connecticut.
10. Sarah, b. 27 Feb 1651/2 Connecticut, ? m. Abraham Adams.
11. Mary, 1/m. Jonathan Husted, 2/m. Joseph Knapp."
3. Per "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield," Donald Lines Jacobus, comp. and ed. pages 384/5: In reference to father's (Gershom Lockwood, Sr.) will: "Adm'n granted, 1 Apr. 1719, to widow Elizabeth and son Gershom. The Inv. mentions 'about 30 acres of Land at Windsor which came to him by his first wife'. Agreement 28 Mar. 1719: Widow Elizabeth; Gershom and Joseph Lockwood of Greenwich, sons of Gershom; Hannah wife of Thomas Hanford of Norwalk and Sarah wife of Benjamin Hecox of Stamford, daus. of Gershom; and John, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, and David Bates, children of Elizabeth Bates of Stamford dec'd, one of the daus. of Gershom." Also: "Joseph, d. at Greenwich in 1748; will 16 Dec. 1748, proved 2 Jan 1749; m. (perhaps Sarah Green, b. at Stamford, 19 Apr 1684, dau. of Benjamin Green whose will 1725 named dau. Sarah Lockwood)."
1. There appears to be some uncertainty of whether Sarah Green was the wife or not of Joseph Lockwood. See the following quotes:
A. Per "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield," Donald Lines Jacobus, comp. and ed. pages 384/5: "Joseph (Lockwood), d. at Greenwich in 1748; will 16 Dec. 1748, proved 2 Jan 1749; m. (perhaps Sarah Green, b. at Stamford, 19 Apr 1684, dau. of Benjamin Green whose will 1725 named dau. Sarah Lockwood)." Same book, p. 235: "Benjamin had a dau. Sarah bapt. at Fairfield, 10 May 1696."
B. Per the book "The Story of the Early Settlers of Stamford, Connecticut, 1641 - 1700," by Jeanne Majdalany (including genealogies comp. with Edith M. Wicks), page 164: "Sarah Green, b1684, m1727 Joseph Lockwood." Note in book: "The two Sarahs (dau. of John Green and dau. of Benjamin Green may be wrong in regards to their husbands." Also references Paul W. Prindle records.
C. FHL Book 929.273 L814a or FHL film 1321248, item 6, "Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) of Cambridge, Massachusetts and his son Edmund Lockwood (c. 1625-1693) of Stamford Connecticut," by Harriet Woodbury Hodge, C.G., 1978: "Joseph, d. 1748, m. ?Sarah Green." [See full transcript in separate note above.]
2. According to transcript of will in separate note above, there is no living wife mentioned meaning that he was probably a widower at time of death.
1. The book: "Genealogy of the Lockwood Family 1630-1888 - Descendants of Robert Lockwood, Colonial and Revolutionary History of the Lockwood Family in America from A.D. 1630," compiled by Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood, printed privately by the family, 1889, Philadelphia. (Caution! See separate notes above about the general unreliability of this book):
"Born in Greenwich, Ct. He died between Dec. 16th, 1748, and Jan. 2d, 1749. Will Dec 16th, 1748. Inventory ?12,052,11,0...Will proved Jan. 2d, 1748-49 - 17 days after it was made...(7 children mentioned in his will [and no wife]). Joseph Lockwood's Will:
'In the name of GOD, amen! December the 16th, A.D. 1748. I Joseph Lockwood of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield, in the Colony of Conn.,being of week and low state of Body and daily expecting my death, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to GOD for the same, do ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I commend my soul into the hand of GOD that gave it, nothing doubting but that at the general resurrection I shall be raised Soul and Body, Through the Merits of Jesus Chuirst to glory, and as touching such of my worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased GOD to bless me in this life, I give Bequeath and Bestow in manner and form as followeth, vizt: after my just debts and funeral charges are paid, I give and bequeath my whole estate in the following manner:
I give to my 3 sons, vizt: Daniel Lockwood, Joseph Lockwood and Eliphalet Lockwood all my houses, buildings, land and rights of lands, I have or ought to have in Greenwich aforesaid and elswhere, to be by them equally divided, Respect to be had to the quality of the Land each shall have, and he that has not so good land as the other to have it made up in quantity, and if either of said sons should die, before he is 21 years of age, then ye other two, to have his share, or if two dies before they are of 21 years of age then the surviving one to have all lands and my Will is my said sons should Loveing agree in ye dividing my said lands, but if they can't agree, then my Will is that the Court of Probate for the district of Stamford, appoint two or three able men to divide my lands among ye said sons, which division shall be binding and entered in the Probate records.
Item: I give to my two daughters Sarah Mead and Abigail Adams, ?10, old Tenor money to paid by my Executors out of my moveable estate.
Item: I give to Epenetus Webb, the child which Ephenetus Webb had by my daughter Elizabeth deceased, ?10, old Tenor money out of my moveable estate to be paid when the said Epenetus comes to be 21 years of age.
Item: I give unto my daughter Hannah all the Pewter and Brass in my house, also two beds, and furniture, also 3 good cows, also all the money I have in Mr. John Lloyd's hands of Stamford, to be hers forever. What is due to the said Lloyd, I order to be paid out of the other part of my moveable estate, not yet disposed of.
Item: I give the remainder of my estate not before disposed of, to be equally divided between my 3 sons and my daughter Hannah Lockwood; And I do appoint my two sons Daniel Lockwood and Joseph Lockwood my Executors for my estate, and I do hereby utterly revoke all and every other and former Will and Testament, holding this my only Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal ye day and year before expressed. Joseph Lockwood (seal) Signed, Sealed, premised and Delivered to be the last Will and Testament of the said Joseph Lockwood in presence of Ephraim Bostwick, John Holly, Daniel Marshall. Said Joseph Lockwood's will was proved by the Hon. Jonathan Hoit, Judge of Probate, Jan. 2d. 1748-49. The inventory amounted to ?12,052,11s, as follows: Real estate ?10,725, s0,d0 and Personal estate ?1327, s11, d0. Copied by Fred'c A. Holden, just 130 years after it was proved, viz.: Dec. 21st, 1878. By adding 12 days for the new style it was 'as on this day' 130 years ago."
Father: Gershom Lockwood b: 6 Sep 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Sarah Green b: 19 Apr 1684 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States c: 10 May 1696 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
in of Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
- Elizabeth Lockwood b: in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
- Daniel Lockwood b: 1725 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
- Joseph Lockwood b: ABT 1727 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
- Eliphalet Lockwood b: in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
- Sarah Lockwood b: in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
- Abigail Lockwood b: in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
- Hannah Lockwood b: 1733 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States