Husband: John Bancroft (1)
Born: 1592 in of Swarkston, Derby, England
Married: before 1622 in England
Died: 1637 in Lynn, MA
Wife: Jane Bonython (2)
Born: in Curry/Cornwall/England
Died: before 1644 in Windsor, Hartford, CT
Father: John Bonython
Mother: Eleanor Myllayton
01 (M): Thomas Bancroft (3)
Born: 1625 in London, England
Died: 14 Dec 1684 in Enfield, CT
Spouses: Margaret Wright
Additional Information

John Bancroft:


From Wayne Olsen

Listed in LDS Ancestral FIle, AFN: 9P3S-2P

From "Ancestry of Frederic Rockwell Gladstone Sanborn", by F. R. Sanborn. 1928.

John Bancraft was eldest son of Thomas Bancroft and Rebecca ______,and was in Swarkeston in 1627. His oath is recorded at Westminster, April 12, 1632, and he sailed in the JAMES, arriving at Salem. He settled at Lynn, where he died in 1637. His wife was Jane ______, who was granted 100 acres of land at Lynn in 1638. She removed to Southampton, L.I., and then to Windsor, C, where she died before 1644.

From "Ethan Bancroft's Ancestry and Descendants", manuscript by Mrs.Luella Bancroft Fant, at New England Historical and Genealogical Society:

States he was the immigrant ancestor, coming from Swarkiston, married before 1622 in England. He sailed with wife Jane, and son Thomas from London on "the James", April 1632, arrived in America June 12, 1632. The family settled at Lynn, MA, where he died in 1637. In 1638, 100 acres of land was allotted to the widow Bancroft.

5 children.

From "Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Windsor," by Henry Stiles:

Came in the James from London Apr 1632 arrived Jun 12 ( 8 weekpassage); res. Lynn, MA, d. 1637. His widow Jane received 100 acres of land at Lynn, 1638. Nov 19, 1644, Jona. Strattan and Thos. Talmadge, Jr.,of Southampton, L.I. (a settlement emanating from Lynn) petitioned for the peaceable sett. of the lot betwixt them "which formerly was gr. unto Widd. Bancroft," which was consented to. Trad. in the Bancroft family says she m. (2) a man who removed with her and her children to CT.

  1. Olsen, Wayne, PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf (rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002).
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
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