Born: 1600 in Hingham, Norfolk, England
Died: 1638 in Hingham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Wife: Jane Davenport (3)
Born: 1606 in England
Died: 22 Feb 1689 in Hingham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
PHILIP JAMES of Hingham, county Norfolk * Mrs. Jane James.......James.......James.......James.......James
Philip was probably the brother of Francis James (above). He was born about 1600-1605 in or near Hingham, Norfolk and died soon after arriving in MA. His widow Jane married George Russell on 14 Feb 1639/40, and she died 22 Feb 1688/89 in Hingham "age about 83 years" (Russell genealogist George Ely Russell gives her maiden name as Davenport though I'm not sure of the original source). Diligent passengers William Pitts and Edward Mitchell came as servants of Philip and Jane. Though not named in the above list, the names of the four children of Philip and Jane were:
Anne b. abt. 1629; d. prob. bef. 1689. She married John Turner, Jr., son of Humphrey and Lydia (Gamer) Turner, on 25 Apr 1649 at Scituate MA. They had eleven children. Note: This Anne James who married John Turner, Jr. is listed a "almost certainly a daughter of Philip" James in source #1 below. That John Turner, Jr. was the son of a Humphrey seems a bit odd, but in his will he writes: "I, John Turner, Jr., sonne of Humphrey Turner late of Scituate...".
Francis b. abt 1622 at or near Hingham, Norfolk; d. 29 Nov 1684 Hingham MA. He married Elizabeth Hiland, dau. of Thomas and Deborah (___) Hiland, before 1657. They had six children.
Jane b. abt. 1634; d. aft 13 Feb 1661[?/2]. She married John Adams, son of John and Ellen, poss. Helen or Eleanor (?Newton) Adams, and they had three children.
Sarah bp. 13 Mar 1636 at Hingham, Norfolk; d. 30 Jun 1664 Barnstable MA. She married Robert Parker 28 Jan 1656/57 at Barnstable MA. They had four children.
Sources: "A New Look at the Family of Francis and Philip James of Hingham: Immigrant Ancestors" by Marya Myers and Donald W. James, Jr. in the January 1997 issue of the NEHGS Register. Footnote no.39 in this article lists the following for more information about Sarah James and husband Robert Parker:- The Mayflower Descendant, 11 (1909); 99-100- "Robert Parker of Barnstable, Mass.," by Maclean W. McLean, NEHGS Register, 112 (1958), 113 (1959) and 114 (1960)- Genealogist George Ely Russell - P.O. Box 505 - New Market, MD - 21774
Revised: November 26, 2016