Tuesday, October 18, 2016

John Trumble of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Gravestone of my ancestral grandparents John Trumble and his wife Ellinor Chandler of Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England. Immigrant ancestors of the Trumble/Trumbull family of Lebanon, Connecticut. Old Cemetery, Rowley, Massachusetts. 

"John Trumble, immigrant ancestor of this family, was a cooper, and came to New England from Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.  He settled at Rowley, [Massachusetts,] in 1640, and filled the offices of town clerk and schoolmaster."[1]

"John Trumble, Cooper, of Roxbury in 1639, and among the first members of Mr. Eliot's Church there, and the following year (13 May 1640) made freeman of Rowley. He brought to this country a wife Ellen and son John." [2]

In Memory of
John Trumble,
one of the early settlers
of Rowley:
he was a Teacher 
and Town Clerk.
He died
July 17, 1657.
and his wife
who died 1648-9

Erected in 1881 by
Rev. Dr. David Trumbull [3]

1. William Richard Cutter, ed., Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, 4 vols. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911; repr. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), 1:403; Jonathan Trumbull, Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut 1769-1784 (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1919), 4.
2. Contributions to a Trumbull Genealogy, from gleanings in English Fields, James Henry Lea, Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1895, 3.
3. Inscriptions from the Old Cemetery in Rowley, Mass., copied by Geo. B. Blodgette, M.A., Salem, Mass.: The Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1893, 73. 

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered I am a descendant of John and Ellinor Trumble through my Great Grandmother who was a descendant of the Luce-Marsh families. I have really enjoyed reading the history of the Trumble/Trumbull family.