Elizabeth Stoughton

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Elizabeth Stoughton, daughter of Reverend Thomas Stoughton and Katherine (…), was born say 1595.1 She died at Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, about March 1647.2

Elizabeth married (1) John Scudder, son of Henry Scudder and Elizabeth (…), at Maldon, Essex, England, 1613;2 she married (2) Robert Chamberlain, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Strood, Kent, England, 30 April 1627.2

It appears that after death of her second husband in 1639, Elizabeth followed her son John, and brothers, Thomas and Israel Stoughton to New England. She was certainly here by 6 Oct 1644 when as Mestres Chamberlin, she joined Rev. John Lothrop's church at Barnstable. On 14 May 1645, the Massachusetts Bay General Court referred to her as Mrs Chamberlin, widowe, sister to Mr Israell Stoughton, considering "weighty reasons moveing," to allow her either a cow or £5.

The inventory of her estate was filed 30 Mar 1647, and divided in two parts, one for the son and one for the daughter. This is somewhat odd in that there were sons and two married daughters yet living in New England at the time.3

Family 1

John Scudder b. say 1590, d. bt 1625 - 1626
  • Elizabeth Scudder2 b. say 1614, d. bef. 13 Jun 1616
  • Thomas Scudder2 b. 16 Mar 1616/17, d. bef. 31 Mar 1617
  • John Scudder2 b. 24 May 1618, d. abt. Apr 1690
  • Thomas Scudder2 b. 17 Sep 1620
  • Elizabeth Scudder+2 b. 31 Jul 1625

Family 2

Robert Chamberlain d. bef. 1 Jun 1639
  • Samuel Chamberlain2 b. 16 Jun 1628, d. bt 1647 - 1649
  • Joanna Chamberlain2 b. Oct 1630, d. aft. 1711
  • Sarah Chamberlain2 b. 16 Jan 1631/32, d. bef. 27 Apr 1635
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  1. [S1330] Estimated from date of marriage (1613).
  2. [S303] Jane Fletcher Fiske, "A New England Immigrant Kinship Network: Notes on the English Origins of the Scudders of Salem and Barnstable, Massachusetts, Bridget (__) (Verry) Giles of Salem, and Joanna (Chamberlain) Betts of Long Island," The American Genealogist 72 (July/October 1997): 285-300, further cited as Fisk, "New England Immigrant Kinship Network."
  3. [S303] Fisk, "New England Immigrant Kinship Network," 296.