1584 - 1684
||Bridport, , Dorset, England [1, 2]
||Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA 
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||Robert Dutch, b. Abt 1565-1570, , , Dorset, England , d. Bef 1606 |
||Unknown, b. Abt 1564, , , , England , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Margaret Haywell, b. 1592, d. Bef 1627 |
||Abt 1620 
| ||1. Robert Dutch, b. 1621-1623, , , , England , d. 21 Aug 1686-1687, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA |
| ||2. Margaret Dutch, b. 1624, Bridport, , Dorset, England , d. 12 Feb 1629, Bridport, , Dorset, England |
| ||3. Mary Dutch, b. 1 Dec 1627, d. Bef 7 Jan 1629, Bridport, , Dorset, England |
||23 May 2006 |
||Grace Pratte, b. 1607, Bridport, , Dorset, England , d. 10 Oct 1694, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA |
||20 Mar 1629
||Bridport, , Dorset, England 
| ||1. Grace Dutch, b. Bef 6 Dec 1629, Bridport, , Dorset, England , d. Bef 1632, Bridport, , Dorset, England |
| ||2. William Dutch, b. 1631, , , , England , d. Abt 9 Feb 1632, Bridport, , Dorset, England |
| ||3. Grace Dutch, b. 1632, , , , America , d. 16 Jun 1703|
| ||4. Susanna Dutch, b. 1633, Bridport, , Dorset, England , d. Abt 11 Nov 1633, Bridport, , Dorset, England |
| ||5. William Dutch, b. Abt 21 Sep 1635, Bridport, , Dorset, England , d. Abt 16 Jul 1636, Bridport, , Dorset, England |
| ||6. Esther Dutch, b. Abt 1639, , , , USA , d. 6 Sep 1721, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA |
| ||7. Samuel Dutch, b. Abt 1645, d. Jul 1693|
| ||8. Hezekiah Dutch, b. 29 Mar 1647, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA , d. Bef 1730|
| ||9. Mary Dutch, b. 22 Oct 1652, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA , d. 25 Mar 1680, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA |
| ||10. Alice Dutch, b. Abt 1637, , , , America , d. Bef 4 May 1704, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA |
||23 May 2006 |
- Although we know that Osmund Dutch or Douche came from Bridport, a coastal town in Dorset, England, we do not yet know of his ancestry. His first wife died while they were still living in Bridport and he remarried there.
Apparently the first home of Osmund Dutch was in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was admitted as an inhabitant in March, 1638/9. His stay there was short, and by July, 1639, he had gone to Cape Ann, Massachusetts. There he formed a fishing partnership with Thomas Millward of Noodle's Island and decided to send for his family.
In Boston, Massachusetts he employed lawyer Thomas Lechford to write to his wife in Bridport and to send her documents necessary for the disposal of their English property (a copy of the letter is included in the Davis book).
When his family arrived, Osmund Dutch settled them in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. He served as selectman in 1650, was a member of a trial jury in 1655, and in 1658 contributed to the salary of the parson, Rev. Mr. Millett. In 1674 he signed a petition against allowing a tavern near the meeting house.
Osmund Dutch was involved in several court cases, including a suit by Nathaniel Pitman in 1641 for price of a raft that Dutch had purchased on the condition that it would "swim," which it didn't. He won a case in 1662 against John French for holding back some cloth and for spoiling a coat and suit. Apparently there were several suits involving John Meagher, a shoreman, with verdicts for either side.
His widow, Grace Dutch, and his son, Robert Dutch, were appointed administrators of his estate on 31 Mar 1685. An inventory taken on 11 Dec 1684, evaluated the estate at 83 pounds, 10s. The principal items in his estate were the homestead and five acres at Eastern Point.
The following is from the Shiels reference:
"They settled in Gloucester in a place known as Dutch's slough. There are no deeds but he did mortgage all property for 50 pounds in 1663. In 1678 he gave his son-in-law, Samuel Elwell, two acres of marsh at Stark Naught Harbor. There was a disput in 1641 over a raft that Osmund refused to pay because it wouldn't 'swim'. He served as selectman in 1650, on a jury trial in 1655 and helped pay the salary of the parson in 1658. In 1662 he was fined for resisting payment of a fine for his neglect of military training."
His wife Grace and his son Robert were administrators of his estate. It's value on March 31, 1685 was only (pounds) 83:10:0. "Grace was extremely poor and petitioned the court to sell land." [see Petition found at the Massachusetts Archives, 16:382:383, dated 21st July 1685.]
* Section on Osmund Dutch and family by Walter Goodwin Davis in "The Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton 1775-1847" (The Anthoensen Press, Portland, Maine, 1947), starting at page 87, which Robert Charles Anderson calls "the best account of the Dutch family" (The The Great Migration Begins, Vol. 2, Page 1286.)
* Family group sheet received from Mary Roe Porter, Provo, Utah, citing the following source: "Pioneers of Mass.," by Pope, Pg. 147.
* Information obtained from Joan Say, Orem, Utah, citing the following sources:
Mass. 18 P. 147 - "Ancesters of Ipswich Families," by Hemmetts, Pp. 135-144
B 15 A190 P. 187
Mass. 12 C O
Mass. G 5 - History of Gloucester
Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Alger Family Historian - email: Alger@alum.mit.edu [1, 3]
- [S89] Web sites - electronic file cabinet, GEDCOM of rshdsh database from rootsweb.com - 14 Aug 2004.
- [S50] Family Search Ancestral File - V 4.19, Mormon Church, Pedigree chart for Hezekiah Elwell - AFN=NHR2-FL - 17 Jan 2005.
- [S148] Alger e-files - Shiels, Carol, Carol Shiels, Email from Carol Shiels dated 22 May 2006.