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Boat(w)right Family Genealogy in America

Potential Parents of Generation 1

1. EASDRAS BOTWRIGHT (RICHARD2, Not Yet Determined1) was born ca. 1575 in Wingfield, Suffolk, England, and died 1608 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England. He married LETTICE. She was born ca. 1575 in Suffolk, England.


England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name: Esdras Botewright
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 9 Jan 1591
Baptism Place: Wingfield, Suffolk, England
Father: Richard Botewright 
FHL Film Number: 477645
Easdras and his wife Lettice are listed on the baptismal records of their children, Lettice, Grace, Elizabeth, and John, at the St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England. Fressingfield is located near the border of Norfolk and Suffolk counties, England. When our John Botwright grew up and married Elizabeth Cropley, they named their second daughter Lettice. This could be the connection between Easdras and Lettice and our John Botwright, and makes them candidates for the parents of our John.

Easdras died just two years after the birth of John Botwright. This may be why John did not name one of his sons in honor of Easdras, as he would have grown up not knowing his father and quite likely his mother, Lettice, may have remarried at some point. Source: George Boatright

Record in Fressingfield parish registers mentioning Easdras Botwright: Edmund Hadly a stranger, being found sicke in Easdras Bottwrighte barne, was…to his…and from thence buried November 23, 1601

Burial: St. Peter and St. Paul Church Cemetery, Fressingfield, Suffolk, England


        i. LETTICE BOTWRIGHT, b. 1596 Fressingfield, Suffolk, England. 

       ii. GRACE BOTWRIGHT, b. 1598 Fressingfield, Suffolk, England. 

      iii. ELIZABETH BOTWRIGHT, b. 1602 Fressingfield, Suffolk, England. 

   1.  iv. JOHN BOTWRIGHT, b. ca. 1606, Fressingfield, Suffolk, England;
                            d. Aft. 1656, Virginia.

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last modified: November 25, 2014


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