Lawrence and Cassandra were married January 25, 1623/4 in Kingswinford,
county Stafford, England. Lawrence's parents have not been identified,
but a candidate is mentioned in TAG 71:193, 1996. Cassandra's parents and
three siblings have been identified as being from a parish close by, in
Bearley, county Warwick, England. They were Humphrey and Margaret Burnell.
See the English Pages for Staffordshire and Warwickshire, England.
About 1600, based on 25 years before marriage.
Spouse: Cassandra Burnell on January
25, 1624, in Kingswinford, Stafford Co, England. Cassandra's parents have
been identified as Humphrey and Margaret (___) Burnell. She was likely
born about 1598, in Kingswinford, co Stafford, England. She died, almost
the same time as her husband, in 1660, on Shelter Island, New York; where
she and her husband had sought refuge because of their persecutions from
their Quaker beliefs. She would have been approximately 62 years old. The
youngest child at that time about nineteen years old.
Immigration: Probably 1637-1639, not
found on a ship manifest that I know of. They were in their late 30's and
their first four children accompanied them. Then had two children in Salem.
Persecuted as Quakers: Lawrence and
Cassandra (Burnell) Southwick were Quakers. They and their children were
persecuted and imprisoned. One of their sons and one daughter were sentenced
to be sold as slaves and shipped to Barbados. (Fortunately they weren't,
because the son, Daniel, is my ancestor!)
1639 - there were two acres of land
set off for each of the persons Annanias Conklin, Obediah Holmes, and Lawrence
Southwick; and there was granted to the glass men several acres of ground
adjoining to their houses. This was in the neighborhood of Aborn street
and near Strong Water Brook," (now, 1881, Salem and Peabody).--Felt's Annals
1653 - Lawrence Southwick is overseer
Wm. Bacon's will.--Town Records, p. 235.
1657, Lawrence Southwick and Cassandra
his wife, an aged and grave couple, inhabitants of Salem, Mass., and members
of First church, who for entertaining two strangers, viz.: John Copeland
and Christopher Holder, were committed to prison at Boston. Lawrence was
released as being a member of First church, to be dealt with by said congregation;
but Cassandra was kept in prison seven weeks and then fined forty shillings
for owning a paper written by the two aforesaid strangers in reference
to the truth and the Scriptures. Gov. Endicott putting questions to her
to ensnare her and bring her under the law, which was illegal, said law
being enacted to punish any person who should write or hold any heretical
papers, said papers were not proved to be heretical but were the truth.
5th Month, 16, 1658, Old Style, Lawrence,
Cassandra and their son Josiah were imprisoned at Boston for being Quakers,
and were kept there twenty weeks on a charge of violating a law enacted
while they were in prison.
April 8, 1659 - Lawrence Southwick of
Salem bought of Edward Lummus, of Ipswich, 3 acres of land.--Salem Records.
Above timeline from: Descandants
of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick of Salem, Massachusetts
Savage on Lawrence Southwick:
SOUTHWICK, LAWRENCE, Salem 1639, with. w. Cassandra join. the ch.
and was adm. freem. 6 Sept. of that yr. I presume, and on 6 Dec. foll.
had John, Josiah, Daniel, and Provided bapt. at once. Other ch. were Mary,
w. of Henry Trask, and Deborah. He was, I suppose, a glass blower, had
gr. of ld. for house lot of two acres; but in the dark days of delus. against
the quakers, 1658 and 1669, the whole fam. suffer. much, fines and imprison.
fell on all, and the d. Clarissa was subj. to gr. severity. When the fines
of Daniel and Provided were unpaid, the tender-hearted Gen. Court, with
intent to magnify the glory of God, order. them to be sold for slaves to
any Christians in Virg. or Barbados. We are permit. to rejoice, that the
sentence was not enforc. and the f. with his flock found refuge at Shelter
isl. near the East end of L. I. where in peace he made his will of 10 July
1659, allow. in 1660; James the ch. Daniel. Provided, John, Josiah, and
ds. Mary, w. of Henry Trask, and Deborah; and his w. and hims. d.
within three days of ea. other, it is said. See Felt, II. 580-2, and Col.
Rec. IV. part first, pp. 349, 366, 7, and 410. Much as they might love
their native ld. the dan-ger from their opin. requir. banishm. it seem.
with a proviso, that they should suffr death for return". SAVAGE,
VOL 4 DICT FIRST SETTLERS OF NE Pg 91
Death: Died in 1660 on Shelter
Island, New York; while seeking refuge from their persecution as Quakers.
Aged about 60.
Descandants of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick
of Salem, Massachusetts, (Salem, Mass, 1881) Caller & Ober -
On-line at genealogylibrary.com. Also in NEHGS catalog for $96. Should
be in on-line stores.
Lawrence and Cassandra (Burnell) Southwick
of Salem MA, Their English Antecedents, The American Genealogist,
71:193, 1996, Brandon, J.C. and Delorey, J.I.
The English Ancestry and American Posterity
of Joseph Southwick 1703-1980, by Neal S. Southwick. Published by
the Joseph Southwick Family Organization, printed by Ricks College Press, Rexburg ID 83440, 1981.
Which Wife of John-2 Southwick is Mother to
which Kids? The Southwick Genealogy is confusing in it's presentation
of John-2's three wives, particularly the timing of the marriages. Which
wife is mom to which kids?
1 Lawrence Southwick 1600 - 1660
b: Abt. 1600 in England .. +Cassandra Burnell 1598 - 1660 b: Abt. 1598
in Kingswinford, co Stafford, England .... 2 John Southwick 1625 - 1672 b: March
06, 1625 in Kingswinford, co Stafford, England ........ +Sarah [Tidd] 1620 - 1668 b: Abt. 1620
in England .... *2nd Wife of John Southwick: ........ +Hannah [Flint] 1630 - b: Abt. 1630 .... *3rd Wife of John Southwick: ........ +Sarah Burnett or Burnell 1646 - b:
Abt. 1646 .... 2 Mary Southwick 1632 - b: Abt. 1632
in Kingswinford, co Stafford, England ........ +Henry Trask 1630 - 1683 b: Abt. 1630 .... *2nd Husband of Mary Southwick: ........ +William Nichols 1630 - b: Abt. 1630 .... 2 Josiah Southwick 1634 - 1693 b:
1634 in Kingswinford, co Stafford, England ........ +Mary Boyce 1637 - b: March 12, 1637
in Burford, co Oxford, England .... 2 Provided (1) Southwick 1635 - 1640
b: 1635 in Prob Kingswinford, co Stafford, England .... 2 Daniel Southwick 1637 - 1718 b:
1637 in Salem, Essex Co, Mass ........ +Esther Boyce 1641 - 1718 b: February
21, 1641 in Salem, Essex Co, Mass .... 2 Provided Southwick 1641 - 1728
b: December 1641 in Salem, Essex Co, Mass ........ +Samuel Gaskill 1639 - 1725 b: August
07, 1639 in Prob Salem, Middlesex Co, Mass
1 Lawrence Southwick 1600 - 1660 b: Abt. 1600
in England .... +Cassandra Burnell 1598 - 1660 b: Abt.
1598 in Kingswinford, co Stafford, England . 2 Daniel Southwick 1637 - 1718 b: 1637
in Salem, Essex Co, Mass ....... +Esther Boyce 1641 - 1734 b: February
21, 1641 in Salem, Essex Co, Mass .... 3 Mercy Southwick 1676 - 1713 b:
1676 in Salem, Essex Co, Mass .......... +John Osborn 1677 - 1744 b: August
27, 1677 in Salem, Essex Co, Mass ........ 4 Esther Osborn 1705 - b: March
27, 1705 in Salem, Essex Co, Mass .............. +Jonathan Marsh 1699 - b: April
17, 1699 in Danvers, then Salem, Mass ........... 5 Zebediah Marsh 1734 - b:
1734 in Conn or Mass? ................. +Mary Coats 1740 - b: Bef.
1740 in Thompson, Killingly, Windham Co, Conn
That Lucretia is a daughter of
Zebediah and Mary is likely, not proven .............. 6 Lucretia Marsh 1764 -
1851 b: October 23, 1764 in Thompson, Killingly, Windham Co, Conn .................... +Nehemiah Fisher, Deacon
1764 - 1846 b: April 23, 1764 in Norton, Bristol Co, Mass .................. 7 Nehemiah Willis Fisher
1805 - 1859 b: June 23, 1805 in Marlboro, Windham Co, Vermont ........................ +Abigail Whitney Bruce
1806 - 1884 b: April 02, 1806 in Marlboro, Windham Co, Vermont
Henry and Eleanor are the Kansas
Pioneers: ..................... 8 Eleanor Serepta
Fisher 1843 - 1924 b: October 30, 1843 in Marlboro, Windham Co, Vermont .......................... +Henry Gilbert Baldwin
1836 - 1894 b: June 14, 1836 in Dover, Vermont ....................... 9 Arthur Willis
Baldwin 1876 - 1961 b: July 06, 1876 in Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa
Co, Ks .............................. +Inez Evangeline
Hallock 1886 - 1976 b: October 14, 1886 in Near Milo, Lincoln Co, Kansas
Geographically, our Southwick branch was: Salem, Mass (abt 60-90
years), Conn (abt 60 years), Vermont (abt 60 years), then to Kansas, where
descendants do live today, but are also sprinkled all over America. There
are several thousand descendants from Generation 8 alone, the Kansas Pioneers.
There are many variables in estimating the number of descendants from Lawrence
and Cassandra Southwick living today; but, it should easily exceed 1 million.