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Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located immigrant flag male ancestor  William  ROCKWELL

  (b. 6 February 1590 Fitzhead, Somerset, England   d. 15 May 1640 East Windsor, New Haven Colony )  

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William ROCKWELL was born 6 February 1590 in Fitzhead, Somerset, England. William ROCKWELL was the child of John ROCKWELL   and   Honor NEWTON and the grandchild of: (paternal)  William ROCKWELL and Mariam WYKE

William was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1630.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Susannah CAPEN 14 April 1624 in Dorchester, Dorset, England .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Susannah CAPEN  was born 11 April 1602 in Dorchester, Dorset, England (Fordington).  She died 13 November 1666 in Windsor, Connecticut, USA (Poquonock).  She was the daughter of Bernard CAPEN and Joan PURCHASE.

William ROCKWELL died 15 May 1640 in East Windsor, New Haven Colony.
Details of the family tree of William appear below.
  • Bio
    'William Rockwell, founder of the Rockwell family in America, was born on February 6, 1591, at Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England, the son of John Rockwell and Honor Newton, who were married at Fitzhead on July 19th, 1585. Besides William, John and Honor Rockwell had three other sons, Richard, John, and Roger, and a daughter, Joan.

    According to the English history of the family, the Rockwells descend from Raoul or Ralph de Rocheville, a Norman...Read MORE...


  • Biography
    William Rockwell

    ORIGIN: Dorchester, Dorsetshire
    MIGRATION: 1630 on Mary & John
    FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester
    REMOVES: Windsor 1638

    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: The claim has been made that William Rockwell was made deacon of the Dorchester congregation at the time of the sailing of the Mary & John early in 1630, but the evidence for this has not been found. Certainly Rockwell was performing the duties of a deacon in his earliest days in New...Read MORE...


  • 1590 Birth
    6 February 1590
    Fitzhead, Somerset, England
  • 1625 Birth of Child
    Joan ROCKWELL was born 25 April 1625, Dorchester, Dorset, England (Fordington)
  • 1627 Birth of Child
    John ROCKWELL was born 18 July 1627, Dorchester, Dorset, England (Fordington)
  • 1631 Birth of Child
    Samuel ROCKWELL was born 28 March 1631, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*
  • 1633 Birth of Child
    Ruth ROCKWELL was born 16 August 1633, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA*
  • 1634 Marriage / Partner
    William ROCKWELL and Susannah CAPEN 14 April 1624, Dorchester, Dorset, England (Fordington)


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Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 4/4/2017 2:23:23 PM

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