Richard Rockett

Male 1602 - 1660


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  • Name  Richard Rockett 
    Born  1602  Weymouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  06 Jul 1660  Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard Rockett of Dorchester, MA, probably came on the unnamed ship that sailed from Weymouth, Dorset, and landed on 24 July 1633. Pope says he was a proprietor in Dorchester, MA in 1633. This was the same ship that Aquila Purchase was reportably on and he died during the voyage. Aquila Purchase was the husband of one of the daughters of Henry Squire. Inventory of the estate of Richard ROCKETT, late of Brantry, deceased 7:6:60 (7 Aug 1660). Amt. 38 pounds sterling, 3 shillings, 4 pence. Payd oute of the estate to his Dafter, in yarne, pt of a Cowe, &c., 3 pounds, 8 shillings; to Goodman BELCHER, for rent of land, 1 pound, 6 shillings, 8 pence; to Dorman DORNEING, for bords, 1 pound, 5 shillings; to Francis GOLD, 15 shillings; to Richard THAYER, to satisfie for a Cowe that was killed, pr Jo: ROCKWOOD, 4 pounds, 13 shillings, &c. Elder KINGSLY and Ann ROCKETT deposed, 15 Nov 1660. !NEHGR 10:174 Richard ROCKETT may have had a brother, John as John ROCKETT was in Dorchester when on 5 Aug he was metioned along with a Capt. LOVELL (William?) as residing at "Naponset necke." He was also mentioned in Sep 1634 !NEHGR 21:167, 274 Provisional Rockett family: The Rockett name is also later spelled Rockwood. It appears that Richard Rockett m. (1) _______ in England and possibly came to New England in 1633 with a wife and maybe a son, Nicholas. His first wife died before 1636. He married (2) Agnes _____, widow of Zachary Bicknell (age 45) in 1635, who came from Barrington, Somerset in that year. Agnes died 9 July 1643, age 45. He possibly married (3) Ann ______, after 1643, who witnessed his inventory. She died in 1664. Richard ROCKETT appears in Dorchester records 2 Dec 1633 when he was granted an "extra" acre to his home lot, in consideration of removing his pale, in regard a publicke way is to be through his lot. In Feb 1634, Richard was granted 8 acres of land on the west side of the brook adjoining to Mr. Rossiter's ground, as far forth as the Plantation hath any right to dispose of it. Feb 1835, he was granted 6 acres of meadowland at the "second marsh" nearest the town (Dorchester). !NEHGR 21:271, 330, 336 Abstract of Will Anne ROCKWOOD - Power of Administration to the Estate of the Late Anne ROCKWOOD is granted toe John TAYLOR, that married Phoebe, Daughter to said Anne ROCKWOOD, in Behalfe of His Wife & such others it may Concerne. Inventorye of what goods was found Lefte by ye Widow ROCKWOOD, late of Braintree, at her Decease, 1 March 1664. Amt. 21 pounds, 12 shillings, 6 pence. Apprised pr Frauncis ELLIOTT, Caleb HUBBERD. John TAYLOR deposed 29 Apr 1664. !NEHGR 13:333
    Person ID  I11353  Bryant
    Last Modified  29 Nov 2001 

    Married  Bef 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Rockett,   b. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1681, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F475  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Agnes Lovell,   b. Abt 1598, probably, Wookey, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1643, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 09 Mar 1637  probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Phebe Rockett,   b. Abt 1639,   d. 01 Nov 1718, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Rockett,   b. 01 Dec 1641, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1725, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F597  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Ann,   d. 01 Mar 1664, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft 1643 
    Family ID  F709  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1602 - Weymouth, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1628 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 09 Mar 1637 - probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Jul 1660 - Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S295] Search for Passengers M & J:18, Spear, Burton W., (The Mary & John Clearinghouse, 5602-305th St., Toledo, OH 43611, 1992), p.17.

    2. [S312] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999), p. 282.


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