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Mathew St. John

Mathew St. John

Male 1590 - 1671  (80 years)

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  • Name Mathew St. John 
    Born 13 Apr 1590  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 23 Aug 1629  St. Botolph?s Bishopsgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    baptism of son William 
    Residence 13 Dec 1635  St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    baptism of son Mathias 
    • Appears to have lived on Kingshead or Kensington High Street
    Dorchester Town Records 18 Mar 1638  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    pg. 29-31 - City Document No. 9.
    ***************************************
    March 18th. It is ordered that all hoame lotts and great lotts shalbe sufficiently fenced agaynst swine and great cattle p' the 25th of this moneth. on payne of thre shillings for evy goad found defective, to be levied p'distresse. besides damedg.

    The Proportion which each man is to have in the neck according to the rule agreed on for devideing the same as here under foll.

    Names Listed with land division
    ***********************************************

    The Proportion which each man is to have of the Cowes Pasture and other land according to the same rule of devision for every on this side of the River.

    Names Listed with land division
    ***********************************************

    The rest of the Division of the Neck.

    *Mathew Sension 3 akers 2 quarters 4 rodes

    The rest of the Division of other land.

    *Mathew Sension 2 akers 1 quarters 1 rodes  
    Residence 1640  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ?Matthew Sension? 1640, lot gr. In Pal. 10 rods, now occup. By Mrs Anson Loomis, bd. S. by the Burying Gd., and road leading to it was S. W. cor. Palisado-Green; bd. E. by the Green, 10 r. wide, 18 r. deep, or back to the Palisades. A record of the lot was made in the ?Book of Figures? the record kept before the court established a Town Clerk and records to be kept by him. This home lot was sold to Walter Gaylord. 
    CAUS 19 Nov 1643  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Mathewe Sension" was a member of the Grand Jury, November 19, 1643 and in December, 1644.  
    Residence 1636-1645  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ?Matthew Sension? appears on a list of Settlers in Wethersfield between 1636 and 1645.  
    Residence 13 Apr 1646  St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    burial of child, Toby 
    Residence 1647  Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    (Stiles, Windsor, i. 878) "1647, died Sara Senchon." [Wife of Mathew St. John 1590-1671] 
    Residence 1655  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edwin Hall states that in the Norwalk "Table of Estates of lands and accommodations in 1655" appear the names of Mathias Sention, Sen., Mathias Sention, Jr., and Matthew Sention. 
    Residence 1655  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Hall states that in the " Table of Estates of lands and accommodations in 1655 " appear the names of Matthias Sention, Matthias Sention, Jr., and Matthew Sention
    Alt. Death 15 Dec 1669  St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name: Mathias Senshon
    [Matthew Senshon]
    Burial Date: 15 Dec 1669
    Parish: St Leonard, Shoreditch
    County: Middlesex
    Borough: Hackney
    Record Type: Burial
    Register Type: Parish Register 
    Generation 19 
    Died 3 Jan 1671  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Town vote probably meant unlike Mathias 1601-1669, that Mathew b. 1590 died in 1671 intestate and his son [Mathias b. 1635] then inherited the property by vote: "On Jan. 3, 1670-71, the Town of Norwalk voted that his son " Matthias Sension is to take up his proportion of six acres to the hundred upon Elie's Nek, next to his uncle Hoite." Probably this was Walter Hoite (Whitney, 573)." OSA pg. 5
    Record Status 29 Aug 2014 
    Record Complete  
    Notes 
    • Orline Alexander, Introduction pg. xiii, paragraph two:
      ..., and I think of our Matthew St. John , who, by the way lived in St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, in London, before going to Conn. (N.E. Hist. and Gen. Register, vol. 54, p. 342; Colonial Papers; British Public Records)
    Person ID I10585  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database | St. John Generation One - Raoul de Sancto Johanne
    Last Modified 26 May 2018 

    DNA Tests  atDNA-smdold-Bryan Dold Living
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    Y-DNA-360 Donald Saulson St. John (2 Feb 2001)
    Y-DNA-10177 Jack Earl St. John (2 Jun 2003)
    Y-DNA-10169 Living (11 Jun 2003)
    Y-DNA-17467 Private (13 Apr 2004)
    Y-DNA-146250 Living (16 Feb 2009)
    atDNA-218483 Living (1 Nov 2011)
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    Suzanne St. John (2 Mar 2012)
    Y-DNA-233862 Jason J. St. John (10 Apr 2012)
    Y-DNA-359096 Eugene St. John (12 Aug 2014)
    atDNA-393649 Living (29 Dec 2014)
    Y-DNA-418428 Living (29 May 2015)
    Y-DNA-428750 Living (24 Jul 2015)
    atDNA-lbrandle61 Living (2016)
    atDNA-BatMet98 Living (2016)
    Y-DNA-545985 Living (13 Sep 2016)

    Father Master Thomas St. John, Gentleman,   b. abt. 1564, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1625, St. Margaret's, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Jane Mathew,   b. abt. 1566, Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. 1609, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married abt. 1580 
    • AGE OF MAJORITY:
      WALES had a much different set of laws and customs pertaining to marriage. Even after Wales was part of England, they still followed local courts and customs and some even carry into today. The age of Majority was 21 for both men and women. This was purely for legal papers and had nothing to do with age of consent. The age of Maturity was often seen as 30 or 35 and this was an age when a person was thought worthy of being able to make judgements. These ages only applied to legal matters. A girl could marry at 12 and a boy at 14 but neither could directly inherit assets, hence they might be wards to a mature guardian. Children younger than 12 could be promised in marriage and in some cases such couples were brought up together in the same household. A girl usually needs to weigh about 98lbs to be able to conceive and that was the average weight for a non-working twelve year old.
      Some say a boy had to be age 17. There is no clear-cut rule. It seems to depend on the family dynamics for each individual situation.
    • MARRIAGE CONTRACT ? of Thomas St. John & Jane Mathew
      Robert Mathew held numerous lands in Glamorgan, Wales but until 1590 he had only daughters. In order to keep the lands from being shared among his daughters or returned to the crown, Robert Mathew likely entered into a business arrangement with Christopher St. John 1 to have his second son, Thomas marry his eldest daughter, Jane. Upon the creation of a male heir, Robert Mathew could leave his land holdings to this male in his will. Thomas St. John and Jane Mathew, likely a young couple, were married and produced the said offspring, Christopher St. John 2. However, in 1590 Thomas Mathew was born and following his birth another four sons were born. This resulted in Christopher St. John 2 no longer being the male heir to Robert Mathew. In Robert Mathew's will, he left Christopher St. John 2, 20 pounds but left nothing to Christopher's siblings. This was like a contingency payout to meet the terms of the contract between Christopher 1 and Robert Mathew. This is further evidenced by the fact that Robert Mathew had been making annual payments to Jane Mathew St. John that he lumped into a final payment in his will. These annual payments were likely part of the marriage contract upon the creation of Robert Mathew's male heir to support the said child and family.
      Since Christopher 2 now didn't stand much of a chance of inheriting St. John or Mathew estates, he was likely sent into a guild trade in 1594 as part of the indenture contracted created between Christopher St. John 1 and Thomas St. John from 1594 - 1616.
    • Will of Robert Mathew (Transcription)
      1 September 1608
      Probate Section:
      219. (On) the Fourth day of the month of December (in) the Year
      220. of (our) Lord the one thousandth six hundredth (&) eleventh, has issued a Commission (to) Thomas St John, gentleman,
      221. Husband of Jane Mathewe, the natural and legitimate daughter of Robert Mathewe, late of Cardiff, of Llandaff
      222. Diocese, deceased, having, etc., For administering the goods, rights, and credits of the said deceased, according to the tenor
      223. and effect of the testament and Codicil of the same deceased, During the minority of Thomas Mathewe,
      224. (on) the Thirteenth day of the month of February (in) the Year of (our) Lord, according to the course and computation of the Anglican church, the one thousandth six hundredth
      225. (&) eleventh, has issued a commission (to) Joan Mathewe[3], Relict of Robert Mathewe, late while he lived of Cardiff (in) the county of Glamorgan,
      226. deceased, having, etc., for administering the goods, rights, and credits of the same, according to the tenor and effect of the testament of the same deceased, during the minority of Thomas
      227. Mathewe, son of the said deceased, and the executor, etc., with regard to well, etc., sworn, (by) Letters of administration of the goods of the said deceased, with the testament annexed, otherwise (on) the 4th day of the month
      228. of December (in) the Year of (our) Lord 1611[/12][4], (to) the which Thomas St John, during the minority of the afore-mentioned executor, (by) the authority of this Court
      229. committed and granted today, in the Register of this Court introduced and voided.

      NOTE: Thomas Mathew likely turned age of majority , or21, on December 4, 1611/12 making his birthdate most likely December 4, 1590/1 and at this time, Thomas St. John relinquished his administration of Robert Mathew?s affairs over to Thomas Mathew and the court agreed he was to be paid for such service.
    Theory Welsh Theory by Suzanne St. John places Christopher as son of Thomas St. John, Esq. and Jane Mathew of Uchel-olau, Wales 
    • Christopher St. John (2) is listed as the son of Thomas St. John and Jane Mathew in the wills of Christopher St. John (1) d. 1616 and Robert Mathew d. 1608, their fathers respectively and Christopher 2's grandfathers.
    Documents
    Marriage of Thomas St. John & Jane Mathew
    Marriage of Thomas St. John & Jane Mathew
    Family ID F4328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah (Hoyt),   b. abt. 1613, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1647, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married abt. 1628  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William St. John,   b. 23 Aug 1629, St. Botolph, Bishopgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1664, St. Dunstan in the West, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
     2. Elizabeth St. John, Alleged wife of Mathias II St. John,   b. 6 Nov 1631, St. Botolph, Bishopgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Sara St. John, Alleged wife of John Gregory?,   b. 1 Sep 1633, St. Botolph?s Bishopsgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1689, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Mathias St. John,   b. 13 Dec 1635, St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1712, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     5. Joyce St. John,   b. 28 Jul 1639, St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Walter St. John,   b. 19 Nov 1643, St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bef. 1703, St. Martin's-in-The-Fields London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Birth]
     7. Toby St. John,   b. 5 Apr 1646, St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1646, St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F4412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1590 - St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - abt. 1628 - London, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - baptism of son William - 23 Aug 1629 - St. Botolph?s Bishopsgate, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - baptism of son Mathias - 13 Dec 1635 - St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDorchester Town Records - pg. 29-31 - City Document No. 9. *************************************** March 18th. It is ordered that all hoame lotts and great lotts shalbe sufficiently fenced agaynst swine and great cattle p' the 25th of this moneth. on payne of thre shillings for evy goad found defective, to be levied p'distresse. besides damedg. The Proportion which each man is to have in the neck according to the rule agreed on for devideing the same as here under foll. Names Listed with land division *********************************************** The Proportion which each man is to have of the Cowes Pasture and other land according to the same rule of devision for every on this side of the River. Names Listed with land division *********************************************** The rest of the Division of the Neck. *Mathew Sension 3 akers 2 quarters 4 rodes The rest of the Division of other land. *Mathew Sension 2 akers 1 quarters 1 rodes - 18 Mar 1638 - Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - ?Matthew Sension? 1640, lot gr. In Pal. 10 rods, now occup. By Mrs Anson Loomis, bd. S. by the Burying Gd., and road leading to it was S. W. cor. Palisado-Green; bd. E. by the Green, 10 r. wide, 18 r. deep, or back to the Palisades. A record of the lot was made in the ?Book of Figures? the record kept before the court established a Town Clerk and records to be kept by him. This home lot was sold to Walter Gaylord. - 1640 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCAUS - "Mathewe Sension" was a member of the Grand Jury, November 19, 1643 and in December, 1644. - 19 Nov 1643 - Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - ?Matthew Sension? appears on a list of Settlers in Wethersfield between 1636 and 1645. - 1636-1645 - Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - burial of child, Toby - 13 Apr 1646 - St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Edwin Hall states that in the Norwalk "Table of Estates of lands and accommodations in 1655" appear the names of Mathias Sention, Sen., Mathias Sention, Jr., and Matthew Sention. - 1655 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Hall states that in the " Table of Estates of lands and accommodations in 1655 " appear the names of Matthias Sention, Matthias Sention, Jr., and Matthew Sention. - 1655 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - Name: Mathias Senshon [Matthew Senshon] Burial Date: 15 Dec 1669 Parish: St Leonard, Shoreditch County: Middlesex Borough: Hackney Record Type: Burial Register Type: Parish Register - 15 Dec 1669 - St. Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 1671 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
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  • Documents
    Alt. Death for Mathew St. John b. 1590
    Alt. Death for Mathew St. John b. 1590
    Name: Mathias Senshon
    [Matthew Senshon]
    Burial Date: 15 Dec 1669
    Parish: St Leonard, Shoreditch
    County: Middlesex
    Borough: Hackney
    Record Type: Burial
    Register Type: Parish Register
    Baptism; Mathew St. John
    Baptism; Mathew St. John

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  • Sources 
    1. [S53] London Metropolitan Archives, St Andrew Holborn, Register of baptisms, 1558 - 1623, P82/AND2/A/001/MS06667, Item 001. (Reliability: 3), 29 Aug 2014.
      Name: Mathew St. John
      Baptism Date: 13 Apr 1590
      Parish: St Andrew, Holborn
      County: London
      Borough: Camden
      Parent(s): Thomas St. John
      Record Type: Christening
      Register Type: Parish Register
      surname is recorded as a phonetic variation of St. John

    2. [S55] London Metropolitan Archives, St Botolph Bishopsgate, Composite register: baptisms 1628 - 1653, marriages 1629 - 1677, burials 1628/9 - 1653, P69/BOT4/A/001/MS04515, Item 002. (Reliability: 3), 29 Aug 2014.
      baptism of son William

    3. [S57] London Metropolitan Archives, St Leonard Shoreditch, Register of baptisms and marriages, 1558 - 1653, P91/LEN/A/001/MS07493. (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Mathew Sention
      [Mathias Sention]
      Baptism Date: 13 Dec 1635
      Parish: St Leonard, Shoreditch
      County: Middlesex
      Borough: Hackney
      Parent(s): Mathewes Sention,
      Sara Sention
      Record Type: Christening
      Register Type: Parish Register
      Sention is a phonetic variation of St. John

    4. [S54] London Metropolitan Archives, St Leonard Shoreditch, Register of burials, 1558 - 1654, P91/LEN/A/012/MS07499, Item 001. (Reliability: 3).
      burial of child, Toby

    5. [S56] Stiles, Windsor, i. 878 (Reliability: 3).
      "1647, died Sara Senchon."

      wife of Mathew St. John 1590-1671

    6. [S10541] The St. John Genealogy, Orline St. John Alexander, (New York, The Grafton Press), b5252600., 4 (Reliability: 3), 29 Aug 2014.
      Hall states that in the " Table of Estates of lands and accommodations in 1655 " appear the names of Matthias Sention, Matthias Sention, Jr., and Matthew Sention.
      Orline merged Mathias 1601-1669 with Mathew 1590-1671 as a single person in this book.

    7. [S58] London Metropolitan Archives, St Leonard Shoreditch, Composite register: baptisms 1659 - 1676, marriages 1662 - 1677, burials 1657/8 - 1674, P91/LEN/A/002/MS07494, Item 002.
      Name: Mathias Senshon
      [Matthew Senshon]
      Burial Date: 15 Dec 1669
      Parish: St Leonard, Shoreditch
      County: Middlesex
      Borough: Hackney
      Record Type: Burial
      Register Type: Parish Register
      May have died in London doing business but his land was not addressed in Norwalk until 3 Jan 1670-1.

    8. [S10541] The St. John Genealogy, Orline St. John Alexander, (New York, The Grafton Press), b5252600., 5 (Reliability: 3), 29 Aug 2014.
      On Jan. 3, 1670-71, the Town of Norwalk voted that his son " Matthias Sension is to take up his proportion of six acres to the hundred upon Elie's Nek, next to his uncle Hoite." Probably this was Walter Hoite (Whitney, 573).
      Town vote probably meant unlike Mathias 1601-1669, that Mathew b. 1590 died in 1671 interstate and his son [Mathias b. 1635] then inherited the property by vote


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