BISCOE-BOND

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


Suffolk origins of Bond and Woode
Biscoe Ancestry in England
Bond and Woode Ancestry in England
Nathaniel Biscoe and Elizabeth Honor William Bond and Sarah Biscoe William Bond and Hepzibah Hastings Margaret Bond and John Coolidge Huldah Coolidge and Jacob Cummins Mindwell Cummins and David Brown Huldah Brown and Benoni Morey Eli Morey and Sophronia Mason Elijah Mason Morey and Elizabeth Merrill William Clemeth Morey and Melvina E. Andrews Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson Stephen Martin Lawson

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Biscoe Ancestry in England

Edward and Ann Biscoe

Edward BISCOE - b. Scotland or England; d. Jun. 1, 1563, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

Ann - d. Apr. 22, 1561, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

  1. John - b. about 1539; d. Jun. 5, 1606, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
  2. Agnes - d. Sep. 1, 1596, Amersham. Married Sep. 16, 1567 Thomas WEBBE (b. Agmondesham).
  3. Henry - d. Sep. 25, 1627, New Windsor, Berkshire. Married Isabel (d. Oct. 29, 1618). Children: Agnes married William GRACE; Elizabeth; and Nicholas married Phillis.
  4. Thomas - d. Dec. 3, 1594, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Married Nov. 25, 1565, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire Lettice RANDALL.
  5. Elizabeth - d. Feb. 17, 1597/8, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Married Jul. 6, 1567, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire Hugh VENABLES.
  6. Robert -


John and Johan (Randall) Biscoe

John BISCOE - b. about 1539; d. Jun. 5, 1606, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Son of Edward BISCOE and Ann. Married Jul. 18, 1567, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

Johan RANDALL - b. about 1539. Daughter of Edward RANDALL.

  1. Richard - b. Mar. 2, 1567/8
  2. Edward - b. Jul. 31, 1569, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire; d. Oct. 26, 1605, Amersham.
  3. Robert - b. Feb. 2, 1571/2, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire; d. Sep. 16, 1630. Married first on Aug. 11, 1596 to Joan HELL, and second to Susan LANE.
  4. Joan - b. Jan. 30, 1574/5, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire; d. Mar. 13, 1574/5, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
  5. John - b. Sep. 21, 1578, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire; d. Aug. 17, 1615, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Married Elizabeth.
  6. Jane - b. Jan. 29, 1581/2, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Married Oct. 12, 1601, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire Henry EDLYN.
  7. Joan - b. 1583; d. Nov. 12, 1583, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
  8. Elizabeth - b. Jul. 31, 1587.


Edward and Alice (Taylor) Biscoe

Edward BISCOE - b. Jul. 31, 1569, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire; d. Oct. 26, 1605, Amersham. Son of John BISCOE and Johan RANDALL.

Alice TAYLOR - b. about 1565. Daughter of Henry TAYLOR.

  1. Phoebe - . 1594.
  2. Nathaniel - bap. Nov. 16, 1595, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire; d. England.
  3. Sarah - bap. Feb. 26, 1597/8, Amersham.
  4. Rebecca - bap. Feb. 26, 1597/8, Amersham; d. Mar. 19, 1597/8, Amersham.
  5. John - bap. Apr. 27, 1600, Amersham St Margarets Westminister; bur. Nov. 14, 1644, Amersham St Margarets Westminister. Married Nov. 14, 1626, Amersham St Margarets Westminister Elizabeth GABRIEL.
  6. Elizabeth - bap. Sep. 12, 1602, Amersham. Married Mr. SMITH.
  7. Walter - bap. Dec. 16, 1604, Amersham; bur. Feb. 27, 1604/5, Amersham.


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The Biscoe Family in America

Nathaniel and Elizabeth Biscoe

Nathaniel BISCOE - bap. Nov. 16, 1595, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England; d. England. Son of Edward BISCOE and Alice TAYLOR. At Watertown, MA by 1642. Selectman 1648 and 1650, he was a tanner by trade. In 1642 he wrote and circulated privately a pamphlet "against the way of supporting ministers," that gave great offense, and for which he was fined ten pounds. In that year, his barn, with leather and corn, amounting to £100, was destroyed by fire. He was so dissatisfied with the prevalent ecclesiastical intolerance that he returned to England about the end of 1651, leaving four children by wife Elizabeth in Massachusetts. Married Oct. 21, 1615, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England.

Elizabeth HONOR - b. about 1599; d. Nov. 20, 1642, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Daughter of Henry HONOR and apparently step-daughter of Elizabeth ROUNCE, who married Henry May 11, 1604, Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England.


Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Biscoe

  1. Elizabeth - b. Feb. 19, 1616/7, England.
  2. Mary - b. Sep. 16, 1619, England. Married in Watertown, MA Thomas BROUGHTON (b. about 1613; d. Nov. 12, 1700, Boston, MA). Children: A child died in infancy; Elizabeth; Mary; Thomas; Nathaniel; Thomas; Hannah; Sarah; and Patience.
  3. John - bap. Jun. 13, 1622, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England; d. Oct. 18, 1690, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Selectman between 1652 and 1682; served in King Philip's War at Mt. Hope Sep. 3, 1675; freeman Apr. 18, 1690 at Watertown. A tanner by trade. Married Dec. 13, 1650, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Elizabeth BIDLESTON (d. Aug. 18, 1685). Children: John died young; Elizabeth married Abraham JACKSON; Thomas married Hannah STEARNS; Mary married Edward GOFFE; and Sarah died young.
  4. Sarah - b. May 7, 1626, England; d. Feb. 15, 1691/2, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Married William BOND.
  5. Nathaniel - bap. May 18, 1629, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England; d. 1683, poss. Milford, CT. Mentioned in father's letter from England in 1652. Married Mehitable GUNN and settled at Milford, CT. Children: Nathaniel married Mary CAMP; and James married Sarah WHEELER.



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Woode Ancestry in England

It is believed that this is the first publication of the identity of the parents of Rose (Woode) Bond and great grandparents of William Bond of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Watertown, MA.
- Stephen M. Lawson, 23 Jan 1999

The WOODE family structure is based upon an interpretation of the entries in the Parish Register of Rattlesden, Suffolk, and is subject to changes and additions. Unless otherwise stated, all events cited occurred in the Parish of Rattlesden, Suffolk [see area map]. The Parish Register data files were created by David Huffey, made available on the web site of LeAnn Beer, and shared with this compiler by Donald Bond.

George and Katherin (Buttall) Woode

George WOODE - bur. Jun. 29, 1608. George may have been a brother of John WOODE, who married on Oct. 12, 1572 to Martha HYON. Married on Oct. 27, 1560.

Katherin BUTTALL -

  1. Rose - bap. Oct. 25, 1562. Married on Jun. 23, 1588 to Jonas BOND.
  2. George - bap. Jul. 2, 1564; bur. Feb. 25, 1584/5.
  3. John - bap. Jan. 20, 1565/6.
  4. Anne - bap. Sep. 21, 1567.
  5. Abraham - bap. Aug. 21, 1569; bur. Oct. 11, 1648. Married first on May 27, 1593 to Amy AMNER (bur. Mar. 11, 1618), and second on Oct. 27, 1618 to Margaret SMYTH, mother of his youngest child, Edith.
    1. Anne - bap. Sep. 30, 1593
    2. John - bap. Jun. 22, 1595.
    3. Margaret - bap. Aug. 6, 1598.
    4. George - bap. Nov. 2, 1600.  Married on Oct. 14, 1624 to Elizabeth SIMONS.
      1. George - bap. Jan. 23, 1625; bur. Feb. 4, 1624/5.
      2. George - bap. Sep. 25, 1627.
      3. Anne - bap. Aug. 8, 1630.
      4. John - bap. Jun. 9, 1633.
      5. Elizabeth - bap. Aug. 28, 1636.
    5. Rose - bap. Jun. 26, 1603.
    6. Hester - bap. Jan. 26, 1605/6.
    7. Dorothy - bap. May 7, 1609.
    8. Ranchel - bap. Jan. 3, 1611/2; bur. Jan. 4, 1611/2.
    9. Edith - bap. Apr. 18, 1620.
  6. Eleazer - bap. Aug. 19, 1571; bur. Nov. 21, 1587.
  7. Elizabeth - bap. Sep. 20, 1573.
  8. Dorothy - bap. Sep. 18, 1575.
  9. Suzan - bap. Sep. 1, 1577; bur. Jul. 19, 1579.
  10. Hester - bap. Mar. 19, 1588/9.



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Suffolk origins of Bond and Woode

Map detail showing locations of several towns associated with the Bond and Woode families.



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Bond Ancestry in England

The principal information source for the BOND family is Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts..., by Henry Bond (Boston, 1860).

Jonas and Rose (Wood) Bond

Jonas BOND - b. say about 1560; bur. Aug. 5, 1601, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Jonas moved to Bury St. Edmunds about 1591, prior to the birth of his third son, the first child whose baptism is recorded there. He owned property at Haughley and at Woolpit, near the parish of Rattlesden, Suffolk [see area map]. In his will, dated Jul. 30, 1601 and proved at Bury St. Edmunds on Sep. 22, 1601, he names Hester WOODE as unmarried sister of his wife. Jonas and Rose were married on Jun. 23, 1588 at Rattlesden, Suffolk.

Rose WOODE - bap. Oct. 25, 1608, Rattlesden, Suffolk. Daughter of George WOODE and Katherin BUTTALL.

  1. Oliver - bap. May 4, 1589, Rattlesden, Suffolk. Called eldest son in his father's will, and given property at Haughley. Children: John; Rose; Elizabeth; Agnes; Alice; Grace; Thomas; and Oliver.
  2. John the Elder - bap. May 24, 1590, Rattlesden, Suffolk. Named in his father's will.
  3. John the Younger - bap. Dec. 26, 1591, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Married Jun. 28, 1612 to Lydia TIXTOTT. Children: Thomas; Rose; Fortune; Joseph; William; John; Matthew; and Elizabeth.
  4. Bartholomew - Named in his father's will.
  5. William - bap. Dec. 28, 1595, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
  6. Thomas - bap. Sep. 8, 1597, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; d. winter of 1658/9.
  7. Elizabeth - bap. Mar. 12, 1599, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; d. Jun.-Jul. 1664, Watertown, MA. She names her nephew William BOND of Watertown, MA, and five of his children in her will written Jun. 11, 1664 and proved Mar. 8, 1667/8. Her estate was inventoried on Aug. 1, 1664. Married first at Fornham St. Martin, Suffolk on 3 sep 1617 to Samuel PALMER, and second at Nayland, Suffolk on Feb. 8, 1624/5 to Ephraim CHILD, son of Wolstone CHILD and Ellen EMPSON. No known children.
  8. Margaret - bap. Dec. 10, 1600, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Thomas and Elizabeth Bond

Thomas BOND - bap. Sep. 8, 1597, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; d. winter of 1658/9. Son of Jonas BOND and Rose WOODE. Called youngest son in his father's will, and given property at Woolpit. A malster at Bury St. Edmunds, his will was dated Nov. 5, 1658, and proved Mar. 10, 1659 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London. In his will, Thomas names his wife and all his known children except Francis, who may have died before 1658 without children.

Elizabeth - Named in Thomas' will, and possibly the mother of his children.

  1. Thomas - bap. Sep. 22, 1622, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
  2. John - bap. Feb 5, 1624, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Children: Thomas; Jonas; and Hannah.
  3. William - bap. Sep. 3, 1625, St. James, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England; d. Dec. 14, 1695, Watertown, MA.
  4. Henry - bap. Apr. 5, 1628, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Children: Elizabeth; and three other children.
  5. Elizabeth - bap. Mar. 12, 1630, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
  6. Francis - bap. May 31, 1632, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Possibly died young since he is not mentioned in his father's will of 1658.
  7. Mary - bap. Jan 31, 1636, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Married Mr. RICHMOND. Son: Bartholomew.
  8. Jonas - bap. Aug. 5, 1638, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; d. Oct.-Nov. 1681, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. A grocer at Bury St. Edmunds, his will was dated Oct. 3, 1681 and proved Nov. 11, 1681. In it he names his wife and several siblings, nephews and nieces. Married Mary. No children.


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The Bond Family in America

William and Sarah (Biscoe) Bond

William BOND - bap. Sep. 3, 1625, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England; d. Dec. 14, 1695, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Son of Thomas BOND and Elizabeth. William BOND arrived at Watertown as early as 1630, but no positive evidence of his arrival date is available. Purchased home property Mar. 15, 1654/5. Served Watertown in many capacities, including selectman, town clerk, Captain, and justice of the peace. Admitted freeman Oct. 11, 1682, and to full communion in church Mar. 27, 1687. Married first Feb. 7, 1649/50, Watertown, MA; and second in the spring of 1695 Mrs. Elizabeth NEVISON, widow of John.

Sarah BISCOE - b. May 7, 1626, England; d. Feb. 15, 1691/2, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. She "lay dead 15th" of February. Daughter of Nathaniel BISCOE and Elizabeth.


Children of William and Sarah Bond

  1. William - b. Dec. 1, 1650, Watertown, MA; d. by Dec. 27, 1725, Watertown, MA.
  2. John - b. Dec. 1652, Watertown, MA; d. Mar. 1, 1690/1, Watertown, MA. Died of small-pox. Married Aug. 6, 1679, Watertown, MA Hannah COOLIDGE (b. Feb. 29, 1656/7, Watertown, MA; d. 1698, Watertown, MA), daughter of John COOLIDGE and Hannah LIVERMORE. Children: John; William died young; Hannah died young; Elizabeth married Joseph COOLIDGE; Abigail died young; Sarah married Ebenezer STONE (ancestors of Robert H. GODDARD); and Daniel married first Hannah COOLIDGE, second Elizabeth (STEARNS) SHATTUCK, and third Elizabeth (BEMIS) BARNARD.
  3. Thomas - b. Dec. 23, 1654, Watertown, MA; d. Dec. 17, 1704, Watertown, MA. Married Sep. 30, 1680, Watertown, MA Sarah WOOLSON (b. 1661), daughter of Thomas WOOLSON and Sarah HYDE. Children: Thomas married Lydia SPRING; Sarah married James TREADWAY; William married first Mary LEARNED, and second Elizabeth BENJAMIN; Mary married Isaac BIGELOW; John married first Mrs. Sarah (MASON) CHAMBERLIN, and second Mrs. Ruhamah (LOCKE) WHITEMORE; and Isaac married Margaret.
  4. Elizabeth - b. Nov. 30, 1656, Watertown, MA; d. Dec. 23, 1729, Watertown, MA. Married Mar. 13, 1678/9, Watertown, MA Nathaniel BARSHAM (b. 1644; d. Aug. 2, 1716), son of William and Annabella. No children.
  5. Nathaniel - b. Jan. 19, 1658/9, Watertown, MA. Died in infancy.
  6. Nathaniel - b. Jan. 9, 1659/60, Watertown, MA; d. about Apr. 1, 1700. Married Feb. 27, 1684/5 Bethia FULLER (b. Nov. 23, 1661, Newton, MA; d. by 1700), daughter of John and Elizabeth (COLE) FULLER. Lt. Nathaniel became freeman at Watertown, MA Apr. 18, 1690; will dated Mar. 25, 1700 with inventory Apr. 8, 1700 at £275.8. Children: Nathaniel married Elizabeth BACKUS; Bethia; and John married Ruth WHITNEY.
  7. Sarah - b. Jul. 27, 1661, Watertown, MA. Probably died soon after marriage. Married Jan. 29, 1689/90, Watertown, MA Dr. Palgrave WELLINGTON (b. about 1653; d. Oct. 22, 1715), son of Roger WELLINGTON and Mary PALGRAVE. No children, but adopted John MADDOCK, grandson of Palgrave's sister Mary (WELLINGTON) MADDOCK.
  8. Jonas - b. Jul. 13, 1664, Watertown, MA; d. Apr. 21, 1727, Watertown, MA. Justice for over 24 years; Lt. Col. in militia. Married first Jan. 29, 1688/9, Watertown, MA Grace COOLIDGE (b. Feb. 25, 1663/4; d. Apr. 11, 1699), daughter of John COOLIDGE and Hannah LIVERMORE; and second Elizabeth JACKSON (b. Apr. 28, 1658; d. Jan. 25, 1740/1), daughter of Edward, and widow of John PRENTICE.

Children of Jonas and Grace Bond
(Grandchildren of William and Sarah Bond)


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Dea. William and Hepzibah (Hastings) Bond

William BOND - b. Dec. 1, 1650, Watertown, MA; d. by Dec. 27, 1725, Watertown, MA. Son of William Bond and Sarah Biscoe. Married Jun. 2, 1680, Watertown, MA.

Hepzibah HASTINGS - b. Jan. 31, 1663/4, Watertown, MA. Daughter of Thomas HASTINGS and Margaret CHENEY.


Children of William and Hepzibah Bond

  1. Margaret - b. Oct. 1, 1681, Watertown, MA. Married John COOLIDGE.
  2. William - b. Nov. 17, 1683, Watertown, MA. Died in infancy.
  3. William - b. Oct. 28, 1684, Watertown, MA; d. Mar. 1685, Watertown, MA.
  4. Deliverance - b. May 2, 1686, Watertown, MA. Married Jan. 26, 1704/5, Watertown, MA Ebenezer WELLINGTON, son of Benjamin WELLINGTON and Elizabeth SWEETMAN. Children: Elizabeth; Ebenezer; Mercy married Ezekiel PIERCE; Submit; Sarah; Oliver; and Lydia.
  5. Thomas - b. Jan. 26, 1687/8, Watertown, MA; d. there Feb. 7, 1687/8.
  6. Mary - b. 1689, Watertown, MA; d. Sep. 26, 1748, Waltham, MA. Married Nov. 23, 1710 Daniel BENJAMIN (b. Dec. 27, 1688; d. Sep. 17, 1768), son of Daniel BENJAMIN and Elizabeth BROWN. Children: John; Sarah died young; Mary died young; Lydia married Thaddeus WARD; Daniel died in infancy; Daniel married Lydia WARREN; Mary married Jonas GALE; and Sarah.
  7. Elizabeth - b. Oct. 11, 1691, Watertown, MA; d. Jan. 12, 1715/6. Married Apr. 2, 1714 James KNAPP (b. Feb. 4, 1690/1), son of John KNAPP and Sarah PARKS. Son: Jonathan. James married second Oct. 10, 1716 Mary FISKE, and had James; Elizabeth; and John.
  8. Samuel - d. Jan. 26, 1763, Weston, MA. Captain and member of church at Weston (Lincoln). Married Feb. 7, 1723/4 Mary CUTLER (b. Apr. 1, 1702), daughter of John CUTLER and Elizabeth STEARNS. Children: Elizabeth married Jonas HARRINGTON; Mary married David MEAD; William married Lydia FARRAR; Sarah married Timothy WHEELER; Grace; and Anna married John WHITEHEAD.
  9. William - b. May 24, 1695, Watertown, MA; d. May 28, 1730, Boston, MA. Died of small-pox, and all five of his sons died of same disease within one week of their father's death! Married Mar. 8, 1716/7 Hannah CUNNABLE, daughter of John and Martha. Children: Abijah; Ebenezer; Josiah; William; Sarah married James DIX (ancestors of Dorothea Lynde DIX); Hannah; John; and Abial did not marry.
  10. Jonathan - b. Jul. 26, 1696, Watertown, MA. Died in infancy.
  11. Hepzibah - b. May 21, 1699, Watertown, MA.
  12. Nathaniel - b. Jul. 20, 1701, Watertown, MA. A tailor. Married Mar. 5, 1723/4 Ann BENJAMIN (b. Jan. 21, 1703/4), daughter of Abel and Abigail. Children: Anna; Nathaniel; Jonathan; Abigail; Elizabeth; and Seth.

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