Sir Jean Vassall, II, Captain

Sir Jean Vassall, II, Captain

Male 1544 - 1625  (81 years)

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  • Name Jean Vassall 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix II, Captain 
    Born 1544  Caen, Calvados, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Religion Huegenot  [1
    Also Known As John Vassall  [1
    Died 13 Sep 1625  Stepney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I51467  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 26 May 2018 

    Family Anna Russell,   b. ~1548, Cheneys, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1596, Stepney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1580  St Dunstan and All Saints, Middlesex, Englan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. William Vassall, The Immigrant,   b. 27 Sep 1592, Ratcliffe, Stepney, (London), Middlesex England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Jun 1657, St. Michael's Parish (Bridgetown), Barbados, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F19196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1544 - Caen, Calvados, Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1580 - St Dunstan and All Saints, Middlesex, Englan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1625 - Stepney, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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    Captain Jean Vassall II (1544 - 1625)
    Captain Jean Vassall II (1544 - 1625)

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    • Captain Jean (John) Vassall II
      Born 1544 in Caen, Normandy, Francemap
      ANCESTORS ancestors
      Son of Jean Vassall I and Unknown (UNKNOWN) Vassall [uncertain]
      [sibling(s) unknown]
      Husband of Anne (Howes) Vassall married 25 Sep 1569 (to before 4 Sep 1580) in St. Dunstan's Parish Church, Stepney, Middlesex (London), England
      Husband of Anna (Russell) Vassall married 4 Sep 1580 in St Dunstan and All Saints, Middlesex, Englandmap
      Husband of Judith (Burrough) Vassall GME married 27 Mar 1594 in St. Dunstan's Parish Church, Stepney, Middlesex (London), England
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of Andrew Vassell, John Vassell Jr, Judith Vassell, Judith (Vassall) Freeborne, John Vassall I, Samuel Vassall, John (Vassall) Vassell, John Vassall, William Vassall, Anna (Vassall) Jones, Rachel (Vassall) Andrews, Thomas Vassall, Mary (Vassall) West, Stephen Vassall and Elizabeth (Vassall) Church
      Died 13 Sep 1625 in Stepney, Middlesex (London), England
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      Categories: Huguenot Migration | Caen, Calvados | Huguenot Immigrants to England | Sea Captains | Anglo-Spanish War | Virginia Company of London.

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      Sir John Vassall II was born in 1544 at Caen, Normandy, France. He was married three times. He died of the plague on 13 Sep 1625 at Stepney, Middlesex (London), England. [1] John became an alderman of London, and in 1588 fitted out and commanded two ships of war at his own expense, the Samuel and the Little Toby, with which he joined the Royal Navy to oppose the Spanish Armada. A Mayflower (not the Pilgrim ship), of 250 tons out of London, owned by John Vassall and others, was outfitted in 1588 for the Queen, possibly also for Armada service. [2] John Vassall was a subscriber for two shares of stock in the Virginia Company with an investment of 25.10.0 pounds in 1618. He was the son of John Vassall, a Huguenot of Normandy. His father had sent him into England due to the troubles in France. In 1588, John of Essex, England, fitted out at his own expense and commanded the ships, the Samuel and the Little Toby, to help repel the Spanish Armada. The arms granted to him by Queen Elizabeth I in consequence of this service were adopted by his family replacing thereafter the arms that were used by his french forebearers. John was an alderman of London and a vestryman in Stepney Parish, Middlesex. In a disposition made in 1610, he described himself as being of Eastwood, Essex and age 62 years. He died of the plague 13 Sept 1625 and was buried at St. Dunstan, Stepney. His will was dated 29 April 1625, proved 16 September 1625, naming his wife Judith and his children. Judith Vassall, of Eastwood, died testate, her will having been written 9 Nov 1638, proved in Jan of 1638/39. (Ref: Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia 1607-1624/5 by Virginia M. Meyer and John Frederick Dorman, 1987, abstracted). [3][4]

      Research Notes

      William Vassall
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Vassall (baptized August 27, 1592, Stepney, Middlesex (London), England, died 1656) was an English settler in North America. He was from the educated gentry, and a supporter of freedom of religion. In March 1629 he was recorded in the Charter for the Massachusetts Bay Company as a patentee, along with his brother Samuel. [1]

      Much information about John Vassall and his descendants, including the details of wills, etc. can be found on-line at "Genealogical Gleanings in England" by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters - pages/sections 1313 to 1320.
      [2]

      Notes about the life of John Vassall, Gent.

      - he was a Huguenot and as such was a religious refugee from Catholic France, being sent to England by his father sometime before 1572. - he was an alderman of London and also a vestryman in Stepney Parish (Ratcliffe hamlet), County Middlesex (London) 1582-1601, where his three marriages took place. Records for him as vestryman: 1589 - Vestryman & Auditor for Ratcliffe (hamlet); 1594, 1597, 1598, 1601 - vestryman for Ratcliffe. - he was recognized as an authority in questions of navigation, as he had been recommended to be examined by the Admiralty judge as to the skill of the pilot in a suit respecting the wreck of a vessel on the Goodwin Sands (ten-mile long sand bank off Kent) in 1577. - in 1588, at his own expense, he fitted out and commanded two ships, the "Samuel" 140 tons and 70 men, and "Little Toby" with which, in August 1588, he joined the Royal Navy to oppose the Spanish Armada, which was destroyed. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish Armada) The arms granted to him by Queen Elizabeth I in consequence of his Armada service were adopted by his family thereafter in place of those used by his French forebears. His name and Armada services were commemorated on a memorial erected in the naval port of Portsmouth, from where many of the ships that fought the Armada departed. from 1589 to 1602 he resided at Ratcliffe hamlet (Stepney) and it was recorded that in 1602 he moved to Cockseyhurst, Eastwood, Essex where he had property. He later returned to Stepney where he died of the plague in 1625. [3]

      Re: Judith [VASSALL] WHITE.

      The Vassalls Some of this information was found on the Internet, with embellishments from the book, Abbey Memorial, second edition 1917, and my line descendants line from the LDS web site. The Vassalls were an ancient Catholic family of Normandy, which included two cardinals and a marshal of France; But Jean Vassall became a Huguenot and fled to England a few years before the massacre of St. Bartholomew. They were of the Episcopalian faith and supports of the revolution against the authority of King Charles. Most of the Vassals were loyal to the British crown during the American Revolution. In consequence the entire family was exiled and their estates confiscated. After their return to England in 1776 members of the family distinguished themselves in the British army and navy. The seven Mansions still standing (in 1917) in Brattle street, Cambridge, Mass. known as "Tory Row," which included the home of Longfellow and "Elmwood" the birthplace of James Russell Lowell, were in 1774 the homes of the Vassall family. [4]

      OUR VASSALL FAMILY ANCESTRY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PILGRIM
      WILLIAM WHITE AND HIS SON RESOLVED WHITE. THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES THOSE VASSALLS WITH A HISTORIC CONNECTION TO AMERICA - THE 1607 FOUNDING OF JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA, THE 1620 PILGRIM SHIP MAYFLOWER, THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMPANY AND THE WINTHROP FLEET OF 1630. [5]

      Parish church of st dunstans states he died of the plague This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

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      Sources

      ? http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/a/n/d/Roberta-Andersen/GENE2-0001.html
      ? http://www.combs-families.org/combs/assoc/vassall.htm
      ? http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/a/n/d/Roberta-Andersen/GENE2-0001.html
      ? http://e-familyhistory.com/Drake_Title_Page-1-Louisa_files/documents2/more%20info/Rogers,%20Alton/Our%20Vassall%20Ancestry.pdf
      2.*JOHN2 VASSALL (*JOHN1) was born 1544, and died September 13, 1625 in Stepney, Middlesex, England.He married (1) ANN HEWES September 25, 1569 in Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England.She died Bef. 1580 in Stepney, without issue.He married (2) *ANN RUSSELL September 4, 1580 in Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England.She was born 1556, and died May 4, 1593 in Stepney, Middlesex, England.He married (3) JUDITH BOROUGH March 27, 1594 in Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England, daughter of STEPHEN BOROUGH and JOAN OVERYE.

      Notes for *JOHN VASSALL: [6]

      Issue of John VASSALL by Anne RUSSELL included Judith, baptized 25 March 1582; d after 29 April 1625; married John FREEBORNE of Prittlewell, Essex (will dated 27 Jan. 1617/8, proved 17 Feb. 1617/8); Samuel; John, born 14 March 1589/90, died 30 Aug. 1591; and William. By his third wife, Judith BORROUGHS (Scott), John VASSALL left issue: Anna, born 10 Jan. 1595/6, buried 24 July 1640, married John JONES, rector of St. Nicholas Acons, London, who died 14 May 1636 at Highgate, Middlesex; Rachel, who m Peter ANDREWES of Ratcliffe, Middlesex (d 1650); Stephen, who matriculated Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1616, with a B.A. 1619/20, and an M.A. 1623, later the rector of Rayleigh, Essex, died 1643, married (1) Mary BROMLEY of Orsett, Essex (d 30 Jan. 1632/3), and (2) Mary GRUBB(E) of St. Alban's , Hertfordshire, b 2 Jan. 1614/5, who resided at Rayleigh when she made a deposition in 1646, aged 30; Thomas, born 7 April 1602, of St. Leonard, Eastcheap, London, when he married and of Whitechapel, London, in 1651, who m 27 June 1625 at St. Nicholas Acons, London, Anne DICKENSON; Mary, who married Edward WEST of Ratcliffe, a mariner; Elizabeth, born 1607, of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, m, 20 Jan. 1625/6 at St. Nicholas Acons, London, Henry CHURCH, born 1602, of Wapping, Middlesex.
      [7]

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      Acknowledgments

      Vassell-14 was created by Colby Peterson through the import of Colby Peterson Family Tree.ged on Mar 25, 2014.

      WikiTree profile Vassall-35 created through the import of RamageRice102011.ged on Oct 12, 2011 by Molly Rice. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Molly and others.

      end of this biography [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12903] "Jean Vassall II (1544 - 1625)", Biography, Pedigree & Registry, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Vassall-4, abstracted by.

    2. [S12901] "William Vassall (1592 - bef. 1657)". Biography, Pedigree & Registry, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Vassall-6, abstracte.