Honor Newton

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Honor Newton, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born about 1564.1 She died before 21 August 1637,1 when she was buried at Fitzhead, Somerset, England.1

Honor married John Rockwell, son of William Rockwell and Marian Wyke, at St. James Church, Fitzhead, Somerset, England, 19 July 1585.1

Honor left a will dated 19 July 1637, and proved, 26 January 1637/8 on oath of Roger Rockwell, executor:
In the name of god Amen. The nineteenth day of July One thousand six hundred thirty and seaven I Honer Rockwell of Dorchester in the County of Dorset, widow, doe make this my Laste will and Teastament in manner and forme following: first and before all things I Bequeath my soule unto allmighty god my Creator and body to the earth and Christian Buriall.

Imprimieis I Give and bequeath unto Six of my Grandchildern the Sonnes and Daughters of my Son Richard Rockwell deceased, Thomas Joseph, Nathaniell, Samuell, Deberath and Mary Twenty shilling apiece to be paid unto them and to Eigher of them when they shall come to the age of one and twenty yeeres, with Condition they shall give my Executor a Recipt for every paiment.

Item I give unto my Son Roger Rockwells Children ten shillings apiece when they shall come to the Age of one and twenty yeeres. I give to all my grandchildren in new England, both sonnes and daughters of Richard Rockwell William Rockwell and John Rockwell, twelve pence apiece to be paide at the age of one and twenty yeares.

Item I give unto my daughter Jane Farthing all my wearing apparel except my best whitle wch I give to Abigall Rockwell daughter of my Son Roger Rockwell.

All the Rest of my goods not yet given nor bequeathed I Give unto my Son Roger Rockwell whome I make my whole and sole Executor to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above writen. Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Henry Bridges
Tho: Poole
The marke of Honer Rockwell

Sealed with a signet ring bearing a device, apparently a swan.2


John Rockwell b. 1563, d. bef. 23 Feb 1636/37
  • Richard Rockwell3 b. abt. 1586, d. bef. 19 Jul 1637
  • John Rockwell+3 b. 5 Jul 1588, d. 10 May 1662
  • Deacon William Rockwell3 b. 5 Jul 1588, d. 15 May 1640
  • Roger Rockwell4 b. 31 May 1594, d. aft. 1637
  • Jane Rockwell4 b. 6 Feb 1596
This person was last edited on31 Jul 2016


  1. [S1398] H. Earl Close, The Family of Linnie Fay Rockwell (Tucson, Arizona: p.p., 1999), 15, further cited as Close, The Family of Linnie Fay Rockwell.
  2. [S1906] Francis Williams Rockwell, The Rockwell Family in One Line of Descent (Pittsfield, Massachusetts: s.p., 1924), 188, further cited as Rockwell, Rockwell Family in One Line.
  3. [S1398] Close, The Family of Linnie Fay Rockwell, 16.
  4. [S1398] Close, The Family of Linnie Fay Rockwell, 17.