Lieut. INGERSOLL George[1]

Male Bef 1618 - Aft 1694  (> 76 years)


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  • Name INGERSOLL George 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born Bef 2 Jul 1618  Sutton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 Jul 1618  Sutton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1639  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Given a grant of land.
    Residence 1652  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1675  Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1694  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 98610D38EB9ED5118A064445535400006D29 
    Died Aft Jun 1694  , , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • George Ingersoll became a prominent citizen. He had a chouse, and owned land in several places, which he sold and removed to Falmouth Maine. He was among the first settlers at Back Cove, Casco Bay, by June 25, 1657. He was a representitive to the General Court for Falmouth, 1657. He was a member of the first board of Selectmen of Falmouth.

      1658: He bought 55 acres of land adjoining that of Thomas Skilling, March 25, 1658. He was a lieutenant in Falmouth, of the military force for protection against the Indians. He lived in a place called Capisic. During the attack of the savages in 1675, one son was killed and his house burned. He was the first to discover the murders of the Wakely family.

      INDIAN WARS - Hubbard and Drake Vol 2.
      At Casco Bay, Lieut. Ingersolls son, with another man, going out a fowling about this time were both killed before they returned home, his fathers house being burned with many others also thereafter.

      NEHGR 8:239 - Indian Killings.
      Lord's Day, Nov. 7, 1675. Met Lieutenant Ingersoll and 12 Casco men who came to join with our men to search out and fight the Indians. 25-27, Lt. Ingersoll, returned to Casco, sent a request for 45 soldiers at being alarmed that one houes was burning and a man wounded. Lt. Ingersoll returned to the garrison and settled for twenty men who went to Casco with
      him. On the 30th a Sergeant and company returned to the garrison.

      His military talents and taste procured his promotion to the command of the militia company, an office he filled with much reputation to him self through the first indian war. He was driven from Falmouth by the Indian hostilities.

      1680: He returned to Falmouth, Me., but there was another indian outbreak and he returned to Salem.

      Early Land Conveyance: Boston Mass., 17 August 1681.
      For ye furtherance of the settlement and plantation of the inhabitants of North Yarmouth in Casco, Mr. George Pearson, Left Anthony Brackett and George Ingersoll Sr. are appointed a committee to entertain and allow of inhabitants to grant such allotments as shall be rite for ye encouragement and mete, accomodation being reserved for ye settling of a minister also
      that they are ordered to lay out ye town at least 80 families may be accomodated.

      1683: Deputy to Provincial Assembly of Maine, 1683-85

      1685: He deposed as about 67 years , concerning the clearing of land by Richard Corben 28 years before. Robert Corben took oath of allegiance to Mass. Bay govt. July 13, 1658. He cleared and possessed a meadow from about that time; "he was slain by the Indians in the late war."
      (Deposition of George Ingersoll, June 24, 1685.)

      He is said to have been in the French and Indian war. 1689: Liet. George Ingersoll was also on the list: Falmouth, Nov 13, 1689. (Maine Hist. & Gen. Rec. 3, 1886). HRK comment: This may be the war of 1687-89, by which time he would have been close to 70 years old.

      Before the second Indian War he removed to Salem, where he died, 1694, leaving two sons, George who was shipwrecked, and Samuel, who settled in Stroudwater. (Hist. of Maine. V. I)

      HISTORY OF PORTLAND page 96-97
      We find George Ingersoll here as early as 1657, but are not able to determine the period of his arrival; he was born in 1618, and was probably the son of Richard Ingersoll, a Bedfordshire man, who with his family was sent to Capt. Endicott, in Salem, by the Massachusetts Company in 1629. (see the company's letter in Hazard, vol. i. p. 279.)
      page `105
      We meet with the names of George Ingersoll and Robert Corbin for the first time in 1657; in 1685, Ingersoll testified that about twenty-eight years since, Robert Corbin cleared a parcel of that meadow, called George Lewis's marsh, about eight or ten acres or therabouts, at the north end of said marsh"

      Page 124
      "To the Honorable General Courte now assembled at Boston, 30 May, 1660, the humble petition of some of the distressed inhabitants of Falmouth.
      "The humble desire of your poore petitioners hoping that you will take it into serious consideration, our present conditon that we stand in, in respecte, of the pretented patenes and clames that Mr. Robert Jordan and Mr. George Cleeves laies clame to, so that much trouble cometh to us, suing men to Cortes, as witnes the maney sutes and actions at Cortes anda re stil goen on against us and other tretened against, so taht we are much destracted in our afares and know not what we shall doe in thes our trobeles, only our prayers are to God and you, that you would be pleased to consider our condition and destractions that we are in, and that it will be the overthrow of thes hopeful beginenes that is amoung us. God began to answer our prayers, and to send us a faithful dispenser of the word to us, for which we desire to bles God for and we hope shall enjoy, if these destractions doe not discourage him , therefore our oumbell request is to this onered assemblies that you would be pleased to take into it consideratioin our present condition, for if that Mr. Jordan's paten and claim hould with Mr. Cleeves, the town is overthrown and noe man shall enjoy what he hath labored
      uppon and possessed, unless it be uppon their terms, and at ther wills and pleasures, but we hope that we shall injoy our priveleges and town affairs with the rest of teh towns in the jurisdiction, thes not to trobele your oners noe farther, but leave the case to God and you, hoping for a comfortable answer, We remain yours in all faithfulness. George Ingersoll,
      George Lues, (Lewis), Joseph Phippen, Nathaniel Wallis, Thomas Cellen, (skillin) Houmphry Durham, John Walles, Nicholas Wite, Phinehas Rider."
    Person ID I1912  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2009 

    Father INGERSOLL Richard,   b. Bef 10 Mar 1587, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 21 Jul 1644 and 4 Oct 1644, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Mother LANGLEY Agnes,   b. 1590, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1677, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1611  Sandy, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    • (St. Swithin's Church)
    Family ID F623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family [INGERSOLL] Elizabeth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1643  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (based on birthdate of eldest child.)
    Children 
     1. INGERSOLL George,   b. May 1643, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1721, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. INGERSOLL John,   b. Abt 1645, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1716, Kittery, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. INGERSOLL Joseph,   b. 4 Oct 1646, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1717/8, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. INGERSOLL Elizabeth,   b. 1 Feb 1648, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. INGERSOLL Elizabeth,   b. 19 Mar 1651, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. INGERSOLL Samuel,   b. Abt 1654, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     7. INGERSOLL,   b. 1655,   d. 1675  (Age 20 years)
     8. INGERSOLL Mary,   b. 12 Aug 1657, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 2 Jul 1618 - Sutton, Bedfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 2 Jul 1618 - Sutton, Bedfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1639 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1643 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1652 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1675 - Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1694 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft Jun 1694 - , , Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S725] Correspondence-Internet-Katherine Rash, 19 Jun 99 1:38 am.

    2. [S261] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. II 1620-33, p.1061.

    3. [S189] Book-Savage, Vol. 2, p.519.

    4. [S189] Book-Savage, Vol. 2, p.520.

    5. [S7] Parish register, St. Swithin's. Aidan_Langley@classic.msn.com.

    6. [S524] Book-Seven Hundred Ancestors, CS71.L58., p.51.