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ELEANOR (ENGLAND) WESTCOTT

Miscellaneous Information




She with her parents, William and Elizabeth England, emigrated from England following 1638 and settled at Portsmouth.

They evidently came from Somerset, where William England's cousin, Hugh Parsons, was born in Nether Stowey, near Bridgewater.

Hugh was the son of Henry and Christianna Parsons. He came to America about 1637 on an unchartered sailing vessel.

William England's widow married Parsons and thus he became the step-father of Eleanor England Westcott. Mary Parsons, sister of Hugh, in 1611, married Richard Westcott.

(Stukely Westcott, Vol. 1, Pg. 34, 1932)



On February 2, 1691, Eleanor and her eldest son Jeremiah (Jr) deeded certain land.

Eleanor was born about 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island and died after Feb 2, 1691 in Warwick, Kent Co, Rhode Island.

Her parents, William and Elizabeth England, were of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where William was one of the original settlers of 1638.

The maiden name of Elizabeth is unknown.

Elizabeth m(2)-Hugh Parsons from England, and had four children, among whom was Hannah who married Henry Matteson, parents of Hezekiah Matteson who married Margaret Westcott daughter of Zerobabel(3), Robert(2), Stukely(1).

(Stukely Westcott, Vol. 2, Pgs. 142-43, 1939)