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Male 1586 - 1667  (80 years)


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  • Name Vassall Samuel 
    Born 05 Jun 1586  St. Dunstan, Stepney, Co. Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1667  Died on a Voyage to Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • "Vassall Pedigree", pg 1 shows a son, William. But the amended pedigree in the Second Appendix does NOT show a William, but other additional children instead.

      Samuel was an M.P. for London 1640-1660. He was also one of the original patentees of lands in Massachusetts in 1628, and an officer in the Company; was an alderman of London and M. P., in 1640-41; took the covenant in 1643; in 1646 was appointed commissioner for the kindom of England for the conservation of peace with Scotland. His monument in King's chapel, Boston, New England, erected by Florentius Vassall in 1766, sets forth that he was "a steady and undaunted asserter of the liberties of England in 1628; he was the first who boldly refused to submit to the tax of tonnage and poundage, an unconstitutional claim of the crown arbitrarily imposed; for which (to the
      ruin of his family) his goods were seized and his person imprisoned by the starcamber court......The parliament in July, 1641, voted him L10,445:12:2, for him damages, and resolved that " he should be further considered for his personal sufferings." Failing, however, to recover the amount of his damages, he petitioned parliament, January 23, 1657, showing that he had endured imprisonment for about sixteen years, and been stripped of his goods; that
      despite the vote of parliament,he had not received one penny;" that L2,591;17;6 had been lent to the parliament by him in Ireland, in their great straights;" that L3,328;2;7 were due for the service of one of his ships; and
      besides all this, another vessel-the Mayflower, had when laden and manned, been taken and made use of against the enemy "to the overthrow of his voyage and his great losse." His name headed the subscription list to raise money against the rebels in Ireland, and his whole life was indicative of the energy and liberaltiy which characterized many of his descendants. He had one son, John.


      BIOGRAPHY:
      M. P. for London from 1640-1660. (Source: Vassall Pedigree)
      The following is from "The Vassalls of New England":
      Samuel was one of the original patentees of lands in Massachusetts in 1628, and an officer in the Company; was an alderman of London, and M. P., in 1640-41; took the covenant in 1643; in 1646 was appointed commissioner for the kingdom of England for the conservation of peace with Scotland. His monument in King's chapel, Boston, New England, erected by Florentius Vassall in 1766, sets forth that he was "a steady and undaunted asserter of the liberties of England in 1628; he was the first who boldly refused to submit to the tax of tonnage and poundage, an unconstitutional claim of the crown arbitrarily imposed; for which (to the ruin of his family), his goods were seized and his person imprisoned by the star chamber court. The parliament in July, 1641, voted him L10,445:12:2, for his damages, and resolved that he should be further considered for his personal sufferings." Failing, however, to recover the amount of his damages, he petitioned parliament, January 23, 1657, showing that he had endured imprisonment for about sixteen years, and been stripped of his goods; that despite the vote of parliament "he had not received one penny;" that L2,591:17:6 had been lent to the parliament by him in Ireland "in their great straights;" that L3,328:2:7 were due for the service of one of his ships; and besides all this, another vessel - the Mayflower, had when laden and manned, been taken, and made use of against the enemy "to the overthrow of his voyage and his great losse." His name headed the subscription list to raise money against the rebels in Ireland, and his whole life was indicative of the energy and liberality which characterized many of his descendants.

      "Vassall Pedigree", pg 1 shows a son, William. But the amended pedigree in the Second Appendix does NOT show a William, but other additional children instead.

      Samuel was an M.P. for London 1640-1660. He was also one of the original patentees of lands in Massachusetts in 1628, and an officer in the Company; was an alderman of London and M. P., in 1640-41; took the covenant in 1643; in 1646 was appointed commissioner for the kindom of England for the conservation of peace with Scotland. His monument in King's chapel, Boston, New England, erected by Florentius Vassall in 1766, sets forth that he was "a steady and undaunted asserter of the liberties of England in 1628; he was the first who boldly refused to submit to the tax of tonnage and poundage, an unconstitutional claim of the crown arbitrarily imposed; for which (to the
      ruin of his family) his goods were seized and his person imprisoned by the starcamber court......The parliament in July, 1641, voted him L10,445:12:2, for him damages, and resolved that " he should be further considered for his personal sufferings." Failing, however, to recover the amount of his damages, he petitioned parliament, January 23, 1657, showing that he had endured imprisonment for about sixteen years, and been stripped of his goods; that
      despite the vote of parliament,he had not received one penny;" that L2,591;17;6 had been lent to the parliament by him in Ireland, in their great straights;" that L3,328;2;7 were due for the service of one of his ships; and
      besides all this, another vessel-the Mayflower, had when laden and manned, been taken and made use of against the enemy "to the overthrow of his voyage and his great losse." His name headed the subscription list to raise money against the rebels in Ireland, and his whole life was indicative of the energy and liberaltiy which characterized many of his descendants. He had one son, John.


      BIOGRAPHY:
      M. P. for London from 1640-1660. (Source: Vassall Pedigree)
      The following is from "The Vassalls of New England":
      Samuel was one of the original patentees of lands in Massachusetts in 1628, and an officer in the Company; was an alderman of London, and M. P., in 1640-41; took the covenant in 1643; in 1646 was appointed commissioner for the kingdom of England for the conservation of peace with Scotland. His monument in King's chapel, Boston, New England, erected by Florentius Vassall in 1766, sets forth that he was "a steady and undaunted asserter of the liberties of England in 1628; he was the first who boldly refused to submit to the tax of tonnage and poundage, an unconstitutional claim of the crown arbitrarily imposed; for which (to the ruin of his family), his goods were seized and his person imprisoned by the star chamber court. The parliament in July, 1641, voted him L10,445:12:2, for his damages, and resolved that he should be further considered for his personal sufferings." Failing, however, to recover the amount of his damages, he petitioned parliament, January 23, 1657, showing that he had endured imprisonment for about sixteen years, and been stripped of his goods; that despite the vote of parliament "he had not received one penny;" that L2,591:17:6 had been lent to the parliament by him in Ireland "in their great straights;" that L3,328:2:7 were due for the service of one of his ships; and besides all this, another vessel - the Mayflower, had when laden and manned, been taken, and made use of against the enemy "to the overthrow of his voyage and his great losse." His name headed the subscription list to raise money against the rebels in Ireland, and his whole life was indicative of the energy and liberality which characterized many of his descendants.
    Person ID I50411  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father Vassall John,   b. 1544, Rinart by Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1625, Stepney, Co.Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Russell Anna,   b. 1556, of, Ratcliffe, Co. Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1593, Stepney, Co. Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 04 Sep 1580  St. Dunstan, Stepney, Co. Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F23312  Group Sheet

    Family Cartwright Frances 
    Children 
     1. Vassall Frances
     2. Vassall Samuel,   d. Aft 1667
     3. Vassall Abraham
     4. Vassall Mary,   d. Aft 1664
     5. Vassall Francis,   d. Aft 1667
     6. Vassall Henry,   d. 07 Feb 1666
     7. Vassall John,   b. 1619,   d. 1664  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F23305  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1062] Merged from BrianFreeman on 30-Dec-12 at 17:22.

    2. [S1064] The Vassalls of New England and Their Immediate Descendants, Edward Doubleday Harris of Cambridge, MA, (J. Munsell, 78 State Street, Albany, NY 1862), pp 3-4.

    3. [S1063] Vassalls Family Pedigree 1500-1890, William Vassall of Wear Gifford Rectory, Bideford, (March, 1890.), pg.1.


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