Powell-Ranney Family

The Family History of Edes Lawrence Powell

John FISKE

Male Abt 1619 - 1684  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name John FISKE 
    Born Abt 1619  Weybread, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Oct 1684  Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I218  Edes Lawrence Powell Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2017 

    Father Nathaniel FISKE,   b. 1594, Weybread, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676, Weybread, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Dorothy SYMMONDS,   b. Abt 1594, Wendham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1678, Weybread, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1612  Weybread, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah WYETH,   b. 28 Oct 1632, Saxtead, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1701, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1651  Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8
    Children 
     1. Sarah FISKE,   b. 1 Feb 1652/3, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John FISKE,   b. 7 Nov 1654, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1655, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. John FISKE,   b. 20 Nov 1655, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1718, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Margaret FISKE,   b. 28 Nov 1658, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1750, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Mary FISKE,   b. 5 Jul 1661, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1723/4, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. William FISKE,   b. 23 Feb 1663/4, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Martha FISKE,   b. 15 Dec 1666, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth FISKE,   b. 1 May 1669, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Nathaniel FISKE,   b. 11 Sep 1672, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Abigail FISKE,   b. 8 Oct 1675, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1759, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • John Fiske was born about 1619, according to his age given at death. He was probably born in Weybred, Suffolk, England. According to New England Families, he was the son of Nathaniel Fiske and Dorothy Symonds. He came to New England as a young man and took the oath of fidelity in Watertown in 1652. He married, on December 11th, 1651 in Watertown, Sarah Wyeth. They had at least ten children born in Watertown. He died on October 28th, 1684, his age being given at the time as 65 years. His estate was inventoried on November 28th, 1684. It had a value of L 94, s 10. John had brother, Nathaniel, born in 1615, who also emigrated to Watertown.

      Genealogy and Personal Memoirs, by Wm. R. Cutter, vol. 2, pg. 1094-95:
      John Fiske, son of Nathaniel and Dorothy Symonds (Simonds) Fiske, was born in England about 1619, and died in Watertown, Massachusetts, October 28, 1684. He came to Massachusetts with his brother Nathan and his father Nathaniel. The mother had probably died in England. The father died on the passage over. John may have come to New England in 1637 with the Fiske -Allen company, which included the John Fiske family of six, Rev. John Allen family of three, the Tuttle family of six, Edmund Thompson and wife, the George Barrell family of five, the John Fiske family of three, Martin Underwood and wife, the Henry Chickering family of four, the Francis Chickeringfamily of four, the David Fiske family of three, Nathan Fiske and wife, the William Fiske family of six, the Phineas Fiske family of five, and the Benjamin Cooper family of eleven. This company was made up of families from the northeast Suffolk and south Norfolk area. John took the oath of fidelity in 1652. The inventory of his estate was made on November 28, 1684 and amounted to L 94 10s. He married December 11, 1651, Sarah Wyeth, only child of Nicholas by his first wife. Children: John (died young), John, Margaret, Mary, William, Martha, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Abigail.

  • Sources 
    1. [S271] Watertown Genealogies, p. 210.
      Age at death: 65

    2. [S7] Cemetery record, Find-A-Grave, memorial # 113756918 (no cemetery listed).

    3. [S277] Fiske-Fisk Family, pp. 57, 71.

    4. [S271] Watertown Genealogies, p. 210.

    5. [S277] Fiske-Fisk Family, p. 71.

    6. [S280] NEHGR, Journal., Vol. 88, p. 268.

    7. [S277] Fiske-Fisk Family, P. 57.

    8. [S236] TAG, Journal., Vol 19, p. 131.


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