Thomas Danforth1

M, b. 20 November 1623
     Thomas Danforth was born on 20 November 1623 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 He was the son of Rev. Nicholas Danforth and Elizabeth Symmes.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Rev. Nicholas Danforth1 b. 1586, d. 8 Apr 1638
Mother*Elizabeth Symmes1 b. May 1603

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Lydia Danforth1

F, b. 24 May 1625
     Lydia Danforth was born on 24 May 1625 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Nicholas Danforth and Elizabeth Symmes.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Rev. Nicholas Danforth1 b. 1586, d. 8 Apr 1638
Mother*Elizabeth Symmes1 b. May 1603

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Jonathan Danforth1

M, b. 29 February 1627/28
     Jonathan Danforth was born on 29 February 1627/28 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 He was the son of Rev. Nicholas Danforth and Elizabeth Symmes.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Rev. Nicholas Danforth1 b. 1586, d. 8 Apr 1638
Mother*Elizabeth Symmes1 b. May 1603

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Nicholas Danforth1

M, b. 1530, d. 1583
     Nicholas Danforth married Alice Jordan.1 Nicholas Danforth was born in 1530 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 He was the son of Paul Danforth and Katheryne ? (?)1 Nicholas Danforth died in 1583 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Paul Danforth1 b. c 1482, d. 1538
Mother*Katheryne ? (?)1

Children of Nicholas Danforth and Alice Jordan

     Ipswich Wills, Archives, Suffolk
Book 30, Folio 606
"I Nicholas Derneford of Framlingham. To Alice, my wife, the half profits of my houses and grounds at Castell, except Baldings Close and the house there. Also one piece of free ground in Ufford. Son, Thomas, to have the lease of Baldings Close. Daughters, Anne,Margaret,Elizabeth, Olive Smalledge. Son in law William Smallage. To Anne Derneford daughter of my brother Robert 6s.8d. To Anne daughter of my brother Richard, 5s. Son Thomas to be executor. Brother Robert and Brother in law William Jordan, Supervisors. Witness- Thomas Riches and Anne Williams
Proved 17 Feb 1585/1586


Nov. 1530 Death of Cardinal Wolsey
Nov 4, 1530 Thomas Wolsey is arrested for high treason.
Nov 29, 1530 Thomas Wolsey dies at Leicester while enroute to London to be executed.
Feb. 11, 1531 Parliament makes Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church in England
Jul. 14, 1531 Henry separates from Katherine and banishes her from court
May 16, 1532 Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor.
Sep. 1, 1532 Anne Boleyn created Marquis of Pembroke
Nov 15, 1532 Pope Clement VII threatens Henry VIII with excommunication if he does not leave Anne Boleyn

Queen Anne Boleyn

Jan 25, 1533 S ecret marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
Mar 30, 1533 Thomas Cranmer is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
May 23, 1533 Archbishop Cranmer declares the marriage of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon to be invalid
Jun 1, 1533 Coronation of Anne Boleyn
Jun 24, 1533 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, born.
Jun 25, 1533 Mary Tudor, younger sister of Henry VIII, dies at Westhorpe, Suffolk.
Jul 11, 1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicates Henry VIII.
Sep. 7, 1533 Birth of Princess Elizabeth
Mar 8, 1534 Henry Brandon, Earl of Lincoln, son of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, dies.
Mar 23, 1534 Parliament passes Act of Succession. Only children of King's marriage to Anne Boleyn are his lawful heirs
Mar 23, 1534 Pope pronounces Henry VIII's marriage to Katherine of Aragon valid
Apr 20, 1534 Elizabeth Barton, known as the "Nun of Kent" is executed for high treason at Tyburn.
May 11, 1534 Henry VIII makes peace with James V of Scotland.
Jul. 1534 Birth of Stillborn child to Anne Boleyn
Sep 25, 1534 Pope Clement VII dies.
Jan 15, 1535 Henry VIII assumes the title "Supreme Head of the Church."
Jun 22, 1535 Execution of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester
Jun 1535 Birth of stillborn child
Jul. 6, 1535 Execution of Sir Thomas More
Sep 10, 1535 Henry VIII visits Sir John Seymour at Wolf Hall, Savernake, Wiltshire. He meets his daughter, Jane Seymour for the first time.
Nov. 1535 Henry VIII begins courting Jane Seymour
Jan 7, 1536 Death of Katherine of Aragon
Jan 29, 1536 Anne Boleyn gave birth to a stillborn son
Jan 29, 1536 Katherine of Aragon buried at Petersborough Abbey
Apr 30, 1536 Mark Smeaton, musician to Anne Boleyn, is arrested for suspicious criminal intercourse with Anne Boleyn.. May 1, 1536 Anne Boleyn arrested and taken to the Tower of London
May 1, 1536 Sir Henry Norris arrested for alleged affair with Anne Boleyn.
May 2, 1536 George Boleyn arrested for high treason.
May 4, 1536 Sir Francis Weston and Sir William Brereton arrested for high treason.
May 5, 1536 English poet Sir Thomas Wyatt and SirRichard Page arrested for high treason.
May 15, 1536 Trial of Anne Boleyn
May 17, 1536 Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, Francis Weston, William Brereton and George Boleyn executed
May 19, 1536 Execution of Anne Boleyn
May 20, 1536 Henry VIII betrothed to Jane Seymour
Queen Jane Seymour
May 30, 1536 Henry VIII and Jane Seymour married
Jun 4, 1536 Jane Seymour officially proclaimed Queen of
England by Parliament.
Jun 1536 Parliament passes Act of Succession. Only children of King's marriage to Jane Seymour are his lawful heirs
Jul 6, 1536 Henry VIII meets with his daughter Mary at Hackney for the first time since his divorce from Catherine of Aragon at the instigation of Jane Seymour.
Jul 8, 1536 Lady Margaret Douglas, niece of Henry VIII, is arrested and sent to the Tower after her betrothal to Thomas Howard without permission.
Jul 22, 1536 Henry Fitzroy, illegitimate son of Henry VIII, dies of tuberculosis.
Oct 9, 1536 The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular rising in the north country against the dissolution of monasteries and religious innovations, begins under Robert Aske at Doncaster.
Dec 21, 1536 Sir John Seymour, father of Jane, died at Wolf Hall.
Jul 12, 1537 English rebel Robert Aske is executed.
Oct 15, 1537 Prince Edward christened at Hampton Court.
Oct. 12, 1537 Birth of Prince Edward
OCt. 24, 1537 Death of Jane Seymour
MAY 12, 1537 Jane Seymour buried at Garter Chapel at Windsor.
Apr 3, 1538 Lady Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn, dies at Reading’s Place besides Baynard’s Castle in London.
Feb 6, 1539 Duke John III of Cleves, father of Anne, dies.
Mar 13, 1539 Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne, dies.
Sep. 4, 1539 Henry VIII betrothed to Anne of Cleves
Oct 6, 1539 Marriage treaty between Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves signed.

_Queen Anne of Cleves_

Jan 6, 1540 Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves married
Apr. 1540 Henry VIII begins courting Katherine Howard
Apr 17, 1540 Thomas Cromwell is created Earl of Essex.
Jun 18, 1540 Thomas Cromwell is arrested for high treason.
Jul. 9, 1540 Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves is annulled
Jul. 28, 1540 Execution of Thomas Cromwell

_Queen Katherine Howard_

Jul. 28, 1540 Henry VIII and Katherine Howard married
May 28, 1541 Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, is executed for treason. She is the last of the Plantagenets.
Aug 27, 1541Catherine Howard appoints her ex-lover Francis Dereham as her private secretary
Oct 18, 1541Margaret Tudor, older sister of Henry VIII, died at Methven Castle.
Nov. 1, 1541 Henry VIII informed of Catherine's adultery
Dec 18, 1541Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham are executed at Tyburn for high treason.
Feb. 7, 1542 Parliament passes Act of Attainder condemning Katherine Howard to death
Feb 13, 1542 Catherine Howard executed for treason
Feb 13, 1542 Lady Jane Rochford executed for treason for aiding in Catherine Howard's adultry
May 5, 1542 Agnes Howard, dowager Duchess of Norfolk, is released from the Tower after being cleared of the Catherine Howard scandal.
Mar 2, 1543 John Nevill, 3rd Baron Latimer, second husband of Catherine Parr, died in London.

_Queen Catherine Parr_

Jul. 12, 1543Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr
Jul 19, 1543 Lady Mary Boleyn Carey, sister of Anne Boleyn, dies.
Jul 7, 1544 Catherine Parr is appointed Regent of England while Henry VIII is off to War in France.
Jul 13, 1545 Catherine Parr makes amends with King Henry before the warrant for her arrest was carried out for charges of heresy.
Apr 24, 1546 Henry VIII charters the English Navy.
Jul 16, 1546 Anne Askew is burned at the stake at Smithfield for heresy.
Jan 24, 1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is executed for high treason.
Jan 28, 1547 Death of Henry VIII - accession of Edward VI, Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford becomes protector of England
Feb 16, 1547 Henry VIII buried at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor next to Jane Seymour.
Jan 31, 1547 Edward Seymour named Lord Protector of England.
Feb 20, 1547Edward VI crowned King at Westminster.
Apr. 1547 Marriage of Katherine Parr to Thomas Seymour
May 04, 1547 Catherine Parr secretly married Thomas Seymour.
Aug 15, 1548 Mary, Queen of Scots, lands in France to marry the future Francis II
Aug. 30, 1548 Birth of Mary, daughter of Katherine Parr and Thomas Seymour
Sep. 7, 1548 Catherine Parr buried at Sudeley Castle
Jan 15, 1549 The Act of Uniformity was passed by the House of Lords, making the Catholic Mass illegal and introducing the Book of Common Prayer.
Jan 16, 1549 Thomas Seymour arrested and sent to Tower of London for having schemed to marry Edward VI to Lady Jane Grey (age 12) and himself to Princess Elizabeth(age 16)
Jan 21, 1549 Katherine Ashley and Thomas Parry, members of the household of Princess Elizabeth, were arrested and taken to the Tower on suspicion of conspiring to marry the Princess Elizabeth to Thomas Seymour.
Mar 20 1549 Thomas Seymour, baron Seymour of Sudeley is executed
? 1549 Book of Common Prayer by Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer
published
May 20, 1549 Parliament passes an Act of Uniformity which forbids other prayer books
Oct 10, 1549 Edward Seymour, Lord Protector, is arrested by John Dudley on suspicion of treason.
Jun 4, 1550 Robert Dudley, son of John Dudley Earl of Warwick marries Amy Robsart.
? 1551 42 articles of religion published by archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer
Mar 18, 1551 Mary Tudor meets with her brother Edward in hopes of reconciling their religious differences.
Mar 29, 1551 Henry Sidney, son of Sir William, married Mary Dudley, daughter of John Dudley.
Jul 14, 1551 Henry Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, dies.
Oct 11, 1551 John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, is created Duke of Northumberland.
Jan 22, 1552 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, former lord protector of England executed after trial on rumped-up charges
Jun 27, 1552 King Edward sets out on an extended progress through the southern and western regions of England.
Apr 14, 1552Parliament passes a more radical Book of Common Prayer in the Second Act of Uniformity
May 21, 1553 Lady Jane Grey unwillingly marries Guildford Dudley, youngest of John in a double ceremony with her sister Catherine who married Lord William Herbert.
Jun 21, 1553 King Edward VI signs a statement naming Lady Jane Grey as his successor.
Jul. 6, 1553 Edward VI dies - accession of Mary I
1553 Treaty of marriage arranged between Mary I and Prince Philip of Spain
1553 Insurrection against Mary I is led by Henry Grey, duke of Suffolk whose daughter, Jane is married to Lord Guildford Dudley as part of a plot to alter the succession
Jul 10, 1553Lady Jane Grey is proclaimed Queen of England.
Jul. 19, 1553 Forces loyal to Mary I disperse Suffolk's troops and Jane Grey is imprisoned in the Tower of London. Mary proclaimed Queen
Aug. 3, 1553 Mary enters London
Aug 8, 1553 Edward VI is buried at Westminster.
Aug 18, 1553 John Dudley is tried and convicted of treason.
Aug. 22, 1553 Duke of Northumberland, John Dudley executed at the Tower of London.
Aug 23, 1553 Catholic Bishop Stephen Gardiner is appointed Lord Chancellor of England upon his release from the Tower. He was imprisoned there during Edward’s reign.
Oct 1, 1553 Mary crowned Queen.
Oct 5, 1553 Mary holds first Parliament to legitimize the marriage of her father Henry VIII and her mother Catherine of Aragon.
Nov 13, 1553 Lady Jane Grey is tried to for treason.
Nov 14, 1553 Queen Mary pardons Lady Jane Grey.
1554 Duke of Suffolk released from prison as show of clemency. Suffolk again proclaims his daughter Jane, Queen and tries to rally support
Jan 12, 1554 The marriage treaty is signed between Mary and Philip II of Spain.
Jan 22, 1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt raises a new insurgent army and occupies Rochester
Feb. 7, 1554 Some of Wyatt's men are cut off by the Queen's forces and others desert. Wyatt surrenders.
Feb. 12, 1554 Lady Jane Grey and her husband are executed
Feb 23, 1554 Henry Grey, father of Lady Jane Grey is executed.
Mar 9, 1554 Frances Brandon, mother of Lady Jane Grey, marries Adrian Stokes.
Mar 15, 1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt is tried for treason
Mar 18, 1554 Princess Elizabeth is sent to the Tower for suspicion of complicity in Sir Thomas Wyatt’s rebellion.
Apr. 11, 1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt is executed
May 19, 1554 Princess Elizabeth transfers from the Tower of London to Woodstock.
Jul 25, 1554 Queen Mary marries Philip II of Spain.
Nov 30, 1554 Sir Philip Sidney born at Penshurst, Kent.
1555 Mary I returns England to the Catholic faith persecuting Protestants.
Feb 9, 1555 John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester, is burned at the stake for heresy.
Apr 11, 1555 Juana of Castile, sister of Catherine of Aragon and mother of Emperor Charles V, dies at Tordesillas.
Oct. 16, 1555 Hugh Latimer, bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, bishop of London burned at the stake
Nov 12, 1555 Stephen Gardiner, Lord Chancellor of England, dies at Whitehall, London.
Jan 1, 1556 Nicholas Heath, Archbishop of York, appointed Lord Chancellor of England.
Feb. 14, 1556 Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is degraded from his office
Mar 8, 1556 Queen Mary grants charter of the founding of Holy Trinity College at Oxford.
March 21, 1556 Thomas Cranmer renounces Rome and is burned at the stake
Apr. 1556 Reginald Pole is named Archbishop of Canterbury
Feb 27, 1557 Queen Mary receives Osep Nepea, the first Russian ambassador ever to set foot on English soil.
Jun 7, 1557 England declares war on France.
Jul. 16, 1557 Death of Anne of Cleves
Jan 7, 1558 The French capture Calais from the English, which belonged to England for more than 200 years.
Apr 24, 1558 Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the future Francis II of France.
Sep 21, 1558 Emperor Charles V dies at the monastery of Yuste in Estremadura.
Nov. 17, 1558 Death of Mary I accession of Elizabeth I
? 1558 Robert Dudley, Elizabeth's court favorite is named to the privy council
Jan 13, 1559 Elizabeth crowned Queen of England
Apr 2, 1559 Peace treaty signed at Cambrasis between England and France. Calais is to remain in French hands for eight years and then be restored to England under a penalty of 500,000 crowns
Jun 24, 1559 The Elizabethan Prayer Book is first used.
Jul 10, 1559 King Henry II of France dies. He is succeeded by his son, Francis II and his wife, Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen Mary of Scotland and France assumes the title Queen of England also
Nov 11, 1559 Frances Brandon, mother of Lady Jane Grey, dies in London.
1560 French troops in Scotland try to assert Queen Mary's claim to the English throne, considered Illegitimate by Catholics
1560 English troops besiege the French at Leith Scotland
Jun 1560 Mary's mother Marie of Lorraine, who has acted as regent in Scotland for her daughter , dies
Jun 11, 1560 Mary of Guise, Regent of Scotland, dies.
Jul. 6, 1560 Treaty of Edinburgh ends French interference in Scotland
Sep 8, 1560 Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, is found dead at the foot of the stairs in her home, Cumnor Place outside Oxford. She appeared to have fallen down the stairs and broken her neck but rumors fly that Robert conspired to have her murdered in order to marry Elizabeth.
Dec. 5, 1560 Francois II King of France dies. His brother is crowned Charles IX
Dec 15, 1560 Sir Thomas Parry, cofferer to Queen Elizabeth, dies.
Aug 10, 1561 Lady Catherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane and next in line to the English throne, is arrested for marrying Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford without Elizabeth’s permission, and taken to the Tower.
Aug. 19, 1561 Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland and becomes embroiled in arguments with Calvinist John Knox who's Confession of Faith denied Papal authority in Scotland
Sep. 20, 1561 Treaty signed at Hampton Court pledging Elizabeth's support of the persecuted French Huguenots.
Sep 24, 1561 Lady Catherine Grey gives birth to a son, Edward, in the Tower of London.
1561 English navigator John Hawkins hijacks Portuguese slave ship, trading the slaves in Brazil for ginger, pearls and sugar beginning England's
participation in the slave trade
Jul 15, 1562 Elizabeth cancels a scheduled meeting with Mary, Queen of Scots because of Mary’s continued attacks on French Protestants.
1563 Mary Queen of Scots sends her secretary to Elizabeth claiming the right of succession Anglican Church (Church of England) established by adoption of Thomas Cranmer's 39 articles Sir John Hawkins brings the potato to England ( it could have been a sweet potato)
1564 Elizabeth takes a share of John Hawkins' 2nd slave run and loans him one of her ships
1565 London Royal Exchange founded Royal College of Physicians given authority to dissect human cadavers
John Hawkins introduces tobacco to England
Mar 9, 1566 Italian secretary to Mary Queen of Scots is murdered in front of her by Scottish nobles acting on order from her husband Henry Lord Darnley
Jun 19, 1566 Mary, Queen of Scots gives birth to James (later James I of England).
Feb. 10, 1567 Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots is murdered. Mary is suspected of complicity
Apr. 24, 1567 Queen Mary of Scotland is kidnapped by James Hepburn, earl of Bothwell
May 15, 1567 Mary marries the earl of Bothwell in a Protestant service provoking a rebellion
Jul. 24, 1567 Mary is forced to put aside Bothwell and sign an abdication in favor of her 13 month old son
May 13, 1568 Mary of Scotland escapes from captivity, is defeated at Langside, flees to England and is placed in captivity by Elizabeth
1568 Sir John Hawkins is ambushed at sea by the Spanish around the West Indies. He looses 2 ships which precipitates an undeclared state of war
English explorer David Ingram travels from the Gulf of Mexico north to Canada
Jan 27, 1568 Lady Catherine Grey dies.
1569 English earls near the Scottish border rebel against Elizabeth but are easily suppressed
Oct 1, 1569 Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk is imprisoned in the Tower for attempting to marry Mary, Queen of Scots.
Jan 2, 1571 Marriage negotiations are open between Elizabeth and Henry, Duke of Anjou.
Feb 25, 1571 Sir William Cecil is created Lord Burghley.
Sir Francis Drake puts to sea to attempt to capture Spanish galleons
carrying silver
Apr 23, 1572 Queen Elizabeth knights Walter Devereux, Earl of Hereford, for his defeat of the Catholic earls of the north who rose in revolT in 1571.
Aug 22, 1572 Thomas Percy, seventh Earl of Northumberland, is executed at York for treason.
1573 Sir Francis Drake captures largest haul in history - a shipment of silver from Potosi mines destined for Spain
Dec 21, 1573 Sir Francis Walsingham appointed Principal Secretary of State
May 30, 1574 King Charles IX of France dies. He is succeeded by Henry III.
Jun 2, 1574 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is executed at the Tower of London for treason.
Dec 12, 1574 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Frederick II and Queen Consort of James I, born
May 17, 1575 Mathew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies.
Jul 22, 1575 Two Dutch Anabaptists are burned at the stake at Smithfield by order of Queen Elizabeth.
Nov 14, 1575 Queen Elizabeth refuses to accept the sovereignty of the Netherlands, which William the Silent of Orange, in desperation at the course of war, had agreed to have offered to her.
May 9, 1576 The Earl of Essex is reappointed "Earl Marshal of Ireland".
Sep 22, 1576 The Earl of Essex dies.
1577 Sir Francis Drake leaves with a fleet of ships to sail down the coast of Africa to South America
1578 Francis Drake sails through the Strait of Magellan loosing 4 of his
ships. He ravages the coasts of Chile and Peru
Elizabeth grants a patent to Sir Humphrey Gilbert to inhabit and possess all remote and heathen lands. He begins to search for the Northwest Passage
Mar 10, 1578 Queen Elizabeth pays a subsidy of 20,000 pounds to John Casimir of the Palatinate to aid the Dutch.
Apr 14, 1578 James Hepburn, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, dies in confinement in the castle of Dragsholm, Zeeland.
Apr 20, 1578 Lady Mary Grey, sister of Lady Jane, dies.
Jun 11, 1578 Queen Elizabeth grants a patent to Sir Humphrey Gilbert to explore and colonize the New World.
Sep 21, 1578 Robert Dudley secretly marries Lady Lettice Knollys, widow of the Earl of Essex and cousin to Queen Elizabeth, at Wanstead.
Sep 26, 1578 Sir Humphrey Gilbert sets sails from Dartmouth to the New World. The attempt soon fails due to lack of equipment and lack of discipline among his crew.
Jun 17, 1579 Sir Francis Drake puts in for repairs north of present day San Francisco and proclaims England’s sovereignty over New Albion (California).
Aug 17, 1579 Francis, Duke of Anjou, visits Queen Elizabeth at Greenwich with the intent to marry her.
Oct 7, 1579 The Privy Council fails to give Queen Elizabeth the support she expects in the proceedings of a marriage treaty with the Duke of Anjou.
Jan 9, 1580 John Smith, early settler of the Jamestown colony in Virginia, is baptized at Willoughby-By-Alford, Lincolnshire.
Sep 19, 1580 Katherine Brandon Bertie, Dowager Duchess of Suffolk and cousin to Queen Elizabeth, dies.
Sep 26, 1580 Sir Francis Drake returns to England after being the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world
1581 Sir Francis Drake takes the richest prize ever captured on the high seas - gold, silver, gems worth as much as the crown's total revenue for one year. Spain protests and wants restitution. Elizabeth keeps the booty
Mar 18, 1581 Parliament passes a severe legislation against Roman Catholics, to retain their obedience to the Queen, with fines of 100 marks for hearing Mass and 20 pounds per month for recusancy.
May 4, 1581 Francis Drake is knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
Nov 7, 1581 The marriage treaty between Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Anjou is signed.
Dec 24, 1582 The London Bridge Waterworks begins piping water into private homes for the first time.
Jun 11, 1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert departs England with five ships for the New World.
Jun 18, 1583 The first known life insurance policy is made in England on the life of William Gibbons for one year at eight percent premium.
Jul 6, 1583 Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies.
Aug 3, 1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert arrives at Newfoundlands and claims it in the name of the Crown.
Sep 9, 1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert drowns at sea enroute back to England.
1583 Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland in the name of Elizabeth England and Turkey establish trade.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Alice Jordan1

F, b. circa 1540
     Alice Jordan married Nicholas Danforth, son of Paul Danforth and Katheryne ? (?).1 Alice Jordan was born circa 1540 in Kellashall, Suffolk, England.1
Last Edited26 Apr 2012

Children of Alice Jordan and Nicholas Danforth

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Rev. Nicholas Danforth1

M, b. 1586, d. 8 April 1638
     Rev. Nicholas Danforth was born in 1586.1 He was the son of Thomas Danforth and Jane Sudbury.1 Rev. Nicholas Danforth was baptized on 1 March 1588/89; Puritan.1 He was born on 1 March 1588/89 in Framllingham, England.1 He married Elizabeth Symmes on 11 February 1617/18 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.1 Rev. Nicholas Danforth died on 8 April 1638 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Thomas Danforth1 b. c 1560, d. 20 Apr 1621
Mother*Jane Sudbury1 b. c 1563
MotherJane Sudbury1 b. c 1563

Children of Rev. Nicholas Danforth and Elizabeth Symmes

     RES. GROTON MA 1634-DEATH
Nicholas Danforth was the son of Thomas Danforth (? - April 20, 1620), grandson of Nicholas Danforth (? - November 12, 1585), and the fifth generation of William Danforth, all of whom were born, died, and were buried in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He also was born in Framlingham in 1589, was baptized there on March 1, 1589 and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in April 1638. He married Elizabeth (Symmes?), who died February 22, 1628, and was buried in Framlingham.
Cotton Mather in his Memorablia,II 59, describes him as "a gentleman of such estate and repute in the world that it cost him a considerable sum to escape the knight-hood which King Charles I imposed on all of so much per annum; and of such a figure and esteem in the church that he procured that famous lecture at Framlingham, where he had a fine manour; which lecture was kept by Mr. Burroughs and other noted ministers in their turn; to whom especially he proved a Gaius, and especially when the Laudian fury scotched them."
In Framlingham the parish register and records indicate that Nicholas was one of its leading citizens and that he became a church warden in 1622. This was a most important position as these wardens made the assessments on all properties of the townspeople, collected the taxes, and performed many other secular duties now carried out by local governmental bodies. He also was a member of the "Court Baron of Burrough Lect Jury," according to the records for the year 1629.
In 1937, Dr. Edward P. Danforth, of White Plains, New York, while doing postgraduate work in England spent a weekend at the old Danforth home-site, being received by the townspeople with great interest and a warm reception. He reports: "The old Danforth manor house, with a now dry moat around it, still stands, and was, at that time, being occupied by a retired brewer and his family. He was a bit of a country gentleman farmer with several tenant farm houses on the estate..."
In the summer of 1969, Mr. Charles Danforth Saggus, of Augusta, Georgia, made a two day visit to Framlingham, conferred with the present Rector of Saint Michael's Church and called on Miss Hilda Fulcher, who owns the old sixteenth century New Street Farm, which he was told had been the former property of Nicholas Danforth. Apparently this farm was one of the "tenements" of "closes," of which Nicholas owned several.
In 1634, when 45 years of age, Nicholas Danforth left Framlingham, England, and arrived at Boston, Massachusetts on the good ship Griffin, accompanied by his three sons, Thomas, Samuel, and Jonathan and his three daughters, Anna, Lydia, and Elizabeth, all of whom had been born and baptized in Framlingham. His reasons for leaving England are not known but it is surmised that he was influenced by the death of his wife five years before; the desire to escape the knighthood offered by King Charles !; and because, he being a Puritan, the heat was on him and those other non-conformists, who could not stomach the manner in which the church was being administered by the powerful bishops, supported by the Popish kings.
Nicholas Danforth left Boston soon after his arrival and took up residence at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where at once he became prominent in the affairs of the community. He is mentioned in the town records of 1635 as a proprietor and freeman (meaning eligible for Colonial office and to vote on matters of general government). The same and the following year he purchased several parcels of land. He made his house on what is now Bow Street, near Mount Auburn Street.
"He was chosen a deputy or representative of the General Court in 1635." On March 3, 1635-36 he was with others deputed to set out the bounds of the newe plantacon above Charles Ryver (Concord). The Committe made its report April 13, 1636. In September following he was appointed to a similar duty to measure and sett the boundaries of Roxbury and to sett those between Dedham and Dorchester. When the important committee to take order for a college at Newtown, November 20, 1637, Mr. Danforth was one of those selected. Another land
boundary was submitted to him with associates, 6 (1) 1637-38. He was also one of eleven men (one to a town_ whom the Court, by its vote of March 12, 1637-38, allowed to sell wine and strong water----. No one else to sell by retail without liscence from the council, so great was pressure to provide places where these articles could be bought and so many the abuses of the retail traffic, that they sought to place the traffic in the hands of their first citizens."
The Society of Colonial Wars in its publication (New York 1898) lists Nicholas Danforth (1585-1638) as a captain in the Pequot War of 1637.
The disposition of Nicholas Danforth's property is not clearly revealed by the records but minutes of the proprietors and the recorded wills of his sons indicate that his children were the principal heirs.
Nicholas was the first Danforth to come to America. He emmigrated in February 1635/36 (or 1631) on the "Griffin" Deputy to the General Court, 1636 - 1637..
NICHOLAS DANFORTH of Framlingham, Suffolk, England, was a man of position, with influence in civil and church affairs. Though a Puritan with religious convictions, there is nothing on record to indicate that he was persecuted because of them. He was a church warden and a generous tither. Cotton Mather said of him, "He was a gentleman of such estate and repute in the world, that it cost him a considerable sum to escape the knighthood which King Charles I imposed on all of so much per annum". He was the founder of the Framlingham Lecture in Suffolk "where he had a fine mannour". The wife of Nicholas is believed to have been Elizabeth, daughter of William Symmes, a minister of Canterbury, and sister of Rev. Zachariah Symmes, the long-time minister of Charlestown, Ma. Together on the Griffin in 1634 coming to New England were Rev. Symmes, his wife and six children; Rev. John Lothrop and family, later minister at Scituate; and William and Anne Hutchinson and their family. Nicholas, now nearly fifty years of age, may have been influenced by them to leave his comfortable home in East Anglia where his wife Elizabeth had recently died, in 1629, and join them on the Griffin, bringing with him his six young children. The Griffin was a ship of some 300 tons carrying "about 100 passengers and cattle for the plantations", arriving in Boston September 18, 1634. Although not sworn a freeman until March 3, 1636, Mr. Danforth was chosen a "townsman" (selectman) of New-Towne and re-elected in 1636 and 1637, serving until his death in April, 1638. In December, 1635, he and two others were appointed to build a bridge or causeway at the southerly end of present Dunster street "down to the low water mark" to accommodate the patrons of the ferry, and to set up a broad ladder on the farther side of the river for convenience in landing. He often served as surveyor for the town and colony, helping to "sett out the bounds" of Concord, of Roxbury in 1636, and in 1637 to establish the boundary between Dedham and Dorchester. He resided on what is now Bow street near Mount Auburn street, New Towne, and served as a deputy to the General Court, attending five sessions in 1636 and 1637. These sessions gave the town its present name of Cambridge and made the first recorded appropriation for public education in New England, œ400 for the establishment of Harvard College. He was selected as one of eleven men given the responsibility of selling at retail "strong water", an early effort to place the sale of liquor in the hands of leading citizens. Historians have been generous in their praise of Nicholas Danforth and his noted sons. One wrote, "He was the progenitor of a family in New England ....... more than ordinarily distinguished in their day and generation, and whose name, honorable alike in Church and State (has been) the ornament and the oracle of each of the learned Professions in turn." Another called him the "founder of a veritable dynasty."

After sailing to America in 1635/36 aboard thE Griffin, he settled in Framlingham Massachusetts. Before his death he served as representative to the General Assembly from 1636-7.

Nicholas Danforth was a beneficiary by the will of his maternal grandfather, Thomas
Sudbury, in 1606. He was the executor of his father's will, church warden of St. Michael's at Framlingham in 1622 and on a "Borough Leet Jury" in 1629. His position as church warden proves that in 1622 he was a member in good standing in the Established English Church. It is said that King CHarles I wanted to impose knighthood on Nicholas because his annual income was so high. No information is available about the date of his emigration nor of the ship he sailed on. Because he paid an English tax late in 1634 and his earliest recorded appearance in New England was October 1635, it is probably more accurate that he emigrated in 1635. On 6 March 1637/8 he was ordered to survey land and on 12 March he was appointed to supply the demand for strong drink in Cambridge. However, at their meeting on 2 May, less than two months, later, reference was made to his death, and the court appointed a successor to complete the survey earlier required of him. The Boston records say he died in April 1638 and the Cambridge records agree, so he may even have died in Boston while attending a session of the court. No will has been found for him nor has a distribution of his estate been found.
[Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines compiled by Mary Walton Ferris]
More About NICHOLAS DANFORTH:
Title: Representative to General Assembly 1636-37
Fact 2: Emmigrated February, 1635/36 on the "Griffin"

The Oath of a Freeman, or of a Man to be made free.

I, A B, etc., being, by the Almighty's most wise disposition, become a member of this body, consisting of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants and a commonalty of the Mattachusets in New England, do freely and sincerely acknowledge that I am justly and lawfully subject to the government of the same, and do accordingly submit my person and estate to be protected, ordered, and governed by the laws and constitutions thereof, and do faithfully promise to be from time to time obedient and conformable thereunto, and to the authority of the said
Governor and Assistants and their successors, and to all such laws, orders, sentences, and decrees as shall be lawfully made and published by them or their successors; and I will always endeavor (as in duty I am bound) to advance the peace and welfare of this body or commonwealth to my utmost skill and ability; and I will, to my best power and means, seek to divert and prevent whatsoever may tend to the ruin or damage thereof, or of any the said Governor, Deputy Governor, or Assistants, or any of them or their successors, and will give speedy notice to them, or some of them, of any sedition, violence, treachery, or other hurt or evil which I shall know, hear, or vehemently suspect to be plotted or intended against the said commonwealth, or the said government established; and I will not at any time suffer or give consent to any counsel or attempt that shall be done, given, or attempted for the impeachment of the said government, or making any change alteration of the same, contrary to the laws and ordinances thereof, but shall do my utmost endeavor to discover, oppose, and hinder all and every such counsel and attempt. So help me God.

Freemen made at the General Court, March 3, 1635/1636
Mr. Nicholas Danforth.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Robert Danforth1

M, b. 16 November 1592
     Robert Danforth was born on 16 November 1592 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Danforth and Jane Sudbury.1 Robert Danforth was born on 11 November 1593 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Thomas Danforth1 b. c 1560, d. 20 Apr 1621
Mother*Jane Sudbury1 b. c 1563

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Mary Jane Danforth1

F, b. 1595
     Mary Jane Danforth was born in 1595 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Danforth and Jane Sudbury.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Thomas Danforth1 b. c 1560, d. 20 Apr 1621
Mother*Jane Sudbury1 b. c 1563

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Anna Danforth1

F, b. 1599
     Anna Danforth was born in 1599 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Danforth and Jane Sudbury.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Thomas Danforth1 b. c 1560, d. 20 Apr 1621
Mother*Jane Sudbury1 b. c 1563

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm

Jane Danforth1

F, b. 22 February 1600/1
     Jane Danforth was born on 22 February 1600/1 in Framllingham, Suffolk, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Danforth and Jane Sudbury.1
Last Edited15 Dec 2004
Father*Thomas Danforth1 b. c 1560, d. 20 Apr 1621
Mother*Jane Sudbury1 b. c 1563

Citations

  1. [S141] Ancestry.com: Family of Harold Danford, Harold A. Danford, http://home.att.net/~hadanford1/family/index.htm