Royal Bohemians In England

Two years ago I sent this e-mail to Karel Schwarzenberg.

To:karel@schwarzenberg.cz

Feb 12 at 10:36 AM

Dear Karel: Last night I had a long and powerful dream where all the deeds, titles, and genealogies of the House of Seinsheim-Schwarzenberg were put before me. I had DNA test that revealed we are related.

John Presco

Not far from where the grieving Queen sat in Saint George’s Cathedral, is interred my 10tj. grandfather and grandmother, William Wilson, who was born at Windsor Castle. His father is here too. It’s confusing. Why is the Wilson family so honored? The history of King Richard and Queen Anne of Bohemia, whose father was born Wenceslaus, has been severely altered. He was the first King of Bohemia to become the King of the Holy Roman Empire. This is to say, England became attached to the Roman Empire. Everyone who held a title – took a great interest! Then came a plague, a peasants revolt, and John Wycliffe and Jon Hus. Overnight the Lollard Heresy was all over the land. Will the hundred year war – ever end?

Richard and Anne were deeply in love. They were patrons of the art and what appears to be a unsung enlightenment that was imported from Prague. The Norman hegemony was threatened. The House of Anjou and the Plantagenets, were now married to the Royalty of Bohemia and Italy. The world had formed a new epicenter. The Bohemian Rose is born across the Isle! What looks like a Socialist’s Democracy is sweeping aside the old church. Why Anne and Richard had no children – is astounding! I do not buy it. In trying to put an end to The Resolution of the Poor, Richard resigns. Then, he is crowned again. He is imprisoned – and starved to death. But, many say – he lives! His body is found, and laid to rest with Anne, in a manner – the king designed? Shades of Romeo and Juliet. I suspect the Wilson family descends from The Rightful King of England. This lineage came to America, and begat the Rosamonds.

This is the book, play, or movie script I now write! There is a reason why Harry and Meghan came to the New World. The Rosamond family are poor humble peasants for the most party. But, then we owned slaves. We fought in the American Revolution. What is being acted out, this day, as Prince Philip lie in the cellar of Saint George Cathedral until the Queen of England passes away. Then, they will be united…..someplace else. What we saw today was the reaffirmation that the Church of England overcame the Bohemian threat – that was the genesis of the Protectant Church that Queen Elizabeth One – blessed! We witnessed a Holy War this day. A Prince and Knight of the Garter, lay down his life for the belief system of his wife.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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(16) St. George’s Chapel – YouTube

Richard II and Anne of Bohemia | Westminster Abbey (westminster-abbey.org)

Sir John Wilson and Rose of Bohemia | Rosamond Press

Charles IV (CzechKarel IV.GermanKarl IV.LatinCarolus IV; 14 May 1316 (Jul. calendar) / 22 May 1316 (Greg. calendar) – 29 November 1378[1]), born Wenceslaus (CzechVáclav),[2] was the first King of Bohemia to become Holy Roman Emperor. He was a member of the House of Luxembourg from his father’s side and the Czech House of Přemyslid from his mother’s side; he emphasized the latter due to his lifelong affinity for the Czech side of his inheritance, and also because his direct ancestors in the Přemyslid line included two saints.[3][4]

He was the eldest son and heir of King John of Bohemia, who died at the Battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346. His mother, Elizabeth of Bohemia, was the sister of King Wenceslas III, the last of the male Přemysl rulers of Bohemia. Charles inherited the County of Luxembourg from his father and was elected king of the Kingdom of Bohemia. On 2 September 1347, Charles was crowned King of Bohemia.

On 11 July 1346, the prince-electors chose him as King of the Romans (rex Romanorum) in opposition to Emperor Louis IV. Charles was crowned on 26 November 1346 in Bonn. After his opponent died, he was re-elected in 1349 and crowned King of the Romans. In 1355, he was crowned King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor. With his coronation as King of Burgundy in 1365, he became the personal ruler of all the kingdoms of the Holy Roman Empire.

Anne and Richard were only 15 years old when they first met and married. Yet these “two wispy teenagers” soon fell into a loving relationship and “over the years the king proved truly devoted to his new wife”.[9]

Anne’s wedding to Richard II was the fifth royal wedding in Westminster Abbey and was not followed by any other royal wedding in Westminster Abbey for another 537 years.[10]14th century Queen of Richard II – Anne of Bohemia – illustration by Percy Anderson for Costume Fanciful, Historical and Theatrical, 1906

The court of Charles IV, Anne’s father, based in Prague, was a centre of the International Gothic style, then at its height, and her arrival seems to have coincided with, and probably caused, new influences on English art. The Crown of Princess Blanche, now in Munich, may have been made for Anne, either in Prague or Paris.[11]

They were married for 12 years, but had no children. Anne’s death from plague in 1394 at Sheen Manor was a devastating blow to Richard. He was so grief-stricken that he demolished Sheen Manor, where she had died.[12] Historians have speculated that her counsel had a moderating effect on Richard during her lifetime.[13] This is supported by his unwise conduct in the years after Anne’s death that lost him his throne.[14]

Anne of Bohemia – Wikipedia

DNA Links To Peter Rosenberg | Rosamond Press

Erkinger I. von Seinsheim and Peter Rosenberg | Rosamond Press

Erkinger I von Seinsheim, Baron of Schwarzenberg – Wikipedia

Erkinger I. von Seinsheim and Peter Rosenberg

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

On this day, August 10, 2018, I claim all castles and lands that the Rosenberg, Seinsheim, and Schwarzenberg family acquired as rulers of Bohemia and Czechoslovakia . Erkinger Seinsheim is my 14th. great grandfather, and, Peter von Rosenberg, my 15th. This is approximate, and needs more study.

I was destined to save the land of my ancestors from Putin, the Ult-right, and Donald Trump who declared NATO an enemy of the United States. NATO was founded in order to save Czechoslovakia from the Soviet Union. There will be many posts on this Quest, that is a Dynastic as well as Political and National device to save NATO and all of Europe. Scroll down to see the property I might soon own.

God has blessed my endeavor and fills the sky with falling stars, as did fill the heavens when I was born on October 8, 1946

John Presco

Copyright 2018

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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“The 1933[3][1] and 1946[1] Draconids had Zenithal Hourly Rates of thousands of meteors visible per hour, among the most impressive meteor storms of the 20th century.”

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p to the 1970s, the established tradition of English historiography had been to underrate the importance of Lollardy in high places throughout the
reigns of Richard II and Henry IV. Due to the findings of Dr McFarlane, one of current
English historiography’s major arguments about Lollardy is that during the reign of Richard
II it was tolerated by the state and at the court, largely in the early years of the reign, most
probably by the man in charge of the government, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
Several narrative sources underline that the heretics owed their popularity and success to
the protection of powerful members of the nobility namely Lancaster himself.
Until the first months of Henry V’s reign (1413-22) an influential group of Lollard knights
continued to exist, and notwithstanding a number of anti-heretical measures, they enjoyed
immunity, and were neither molested by the secular nor by the spiritual power. These
prominent supporters of Wyclif were a fairly discrete and closely knit group of men, an intimate association under the patronage of King Richard. The nucleus of the Lollards were
chamber knights and had been in royal household service for 20-30 years, being thus closely attached to the court for a long time. Almost all of them were career-soldiers, rising high
through royal promotion on the battlefield. Sir Richard Stury, for instance, had connections with the Prince of Wales, having spent long periods campaigning in France with him.
Much of their affiliation to Wycliffite doctrines is absolutely clear either on the grounds of
narrative or of documentary sources. Sir Richard Clanvowe, a household knight, was the
first layman to write a homily, a pious treatise on the life of virtue (The Two Ways) with
Lollard overtones, in English. Many of the wills of the household knights of Joan, Princess
of Wales and her son, King Richard, display Lollard sentiments. The most powerful of this
circle was Sir John Montagu, later earl of Salisbury, whose deep association with Lollardism
was not at all held against him by the King.
I do not intend here to discuss the practice of royal patronage under King Richard II, that
is, the way a group of regent-like advisors came to act on behalf of the king, who was of
easily influenced character: this was not a matter simply of royal favourites but rather of acareerist clique of ‘guardians’, a circle of very intimate associates who came to dominate
the government – most of them installed in earldoms and high positions (duketti). There
inevitably emerged a movement of discontent led by the traditional aristocracy (the ‘Lords
Appellant’). The movement against the ‘evil advisors’ succeeded: the principle magistri
were executed by the Merciless Parliament in 1388. However, the system of patronage was
rebuilt, and most of the close associates of Richard’s early years gained ground again in the
1390s.
The Lollard-patron and heretic Montagu – also a celebrated poet at court – was able to stay
in royal favour for nearly two decades, despite the noncomformity of his observances. He
was one of the most influential men in the Königsnähe. He was granted the earldom of
Salisbury in 1397, at a time when his association to the Lollards was a known fact. He was
granted the lordship of Denbigh while the King was completely aware of his heretical connections and his protection towards the ‘officially’ persecuted Lollards.
Sir William Neville, a close associate of the Lollard chamber knights, was a member of
a family that rose high in Richard’s patronage: his brothers, Ralph Neville, elevated to
the earldom of Westmoreland, and Alexander, installed in the archbishopric of York,
were both the king’s friends. Most intriguing is the relationship of the Archbishop of
York with his Lollard brother: even though the king did not persecute him, it is extraordinary that the prelate Alexander also shut his eyes to his brother’s openly advertised
heretical commitment. Another member of Richard’s associates, Sir William
Beauchamp, in the high position of the captaincy of Calais, is also known to have owned
a library of Lollard tracts and devotional pieces and he gave shelter to Oxford-educated
Lollards in his estate of Kemerton, visited by Czech scholars looking for Latin copies of
Wyclif’s works in the early 1400s. He was the head of King Richard’s chamber from 1378
to 1381. Another, Sir Lewis Clifford was appointed councillor in 1389 and retained his
position until his death.
Most of these Lollards served in the innermost sanctum of the king’s chamber and received
large life annuities from the King. Sir Thomas Clifford was granted a total annuity of 500
marks per annum, equivalent to a small baronial landed income. Others were retained for
life; some, like Stury, were very active councillors and formal/informal members of the
Royal Council. Several of the knights were employed in foreign embassies. Sir John
Cheyne, despite his affiliation to Lollardy, was elected Speaker in 1399, and despite the
fact that he was denounced by the Archbishop of Canterbury as an established enemy of
the church, was not tried at all, but rather seems to have been more active in diplomatic
service under Henry IV than before 1399. Henry IV’s patronage system operated regardless
of religious observance. Besides, the knights were especially well rewarded with landed
estates: e.g. Clanvowe was granted Haverford castle; Stury obtained the custody of
Bamburg castle and was made keeper and surveyor of the lordship of Glamorgan; Clifford
was charged with the custody of Cardigan castle. The presence of this body of knights
already in the household of the Prince of Wales suggests that Richard may have grown to
manhood in a radical religious atmosphere. The Black Prince and his wife Princess Joan
held strongly anticlerical sympathies and had been touched by the anti-papal, moralising,
mysticising, deeply personalizing sentiments of the day; thus he tolerated his knights’
unorthodox ideas. The Prince presided over an assembly where Wyclif’s anti-papal argu

WILSON FAMILY
June 7, 2016


1.THOMAS WILSON (1470-)
LADY ANNE CUMBERUETH (1470-)

THOMAS WILSON was born about 1470, of Strubby, England, to unknown parents. He married Anne Cumberworth. He was a yeoman (farmer) of Strubby.

Thomas Wilson died unknown date in England.
 
LADY ANNE CUMBERWORTH was born about 1478 in Cumberworth, Lincolnshire, England, to Roger Cumberueth and unknown mother. Ann married Thomas Wilson.

Ann Cumberworth died about 1570 in Hartford, Chestershire, England, at about age 92.

Children of Thomas Wilson and Anne Cumberworth:

1.William Cumberworth Wilson was born about 1492, of Penrith, Cumbria, England, to Thomas Wilson (1470- ) and Anne Cumberworth (1478-1570.)  He married (1) Sarah Unknown, about 1511; (2)*Helen Isabell Gilmore, about 1545. William Cumberworth Wilson died 27 August 1587, in Lincolnshire, England, age 95. 
2.William Wilson, b. 1500, Denton.
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2.WILLIAM CUMBERWORTH WILSON (1492-1587)
HELEN ISABELL GILMORE (1496-1545)

WILLIAM CUMBERWORTH WILSON was born about 1492, of Penrith, Cumbria, England, to Thomas Wilson (1470-1530) and Anne Cumberworth (1478-1570.)  He married (1) Sarah Unknown, about 1511; (2)*Helen Isabell Gilmore.

William Cumberworth Wilson died 27 August 1587, in Lincolnshire, England, age 95. 
HELEN ISABELL GILMORE was born about 1496, of Welbourn, Lincolnshire, England, to unknown. She married William Wilson, at Welsbourne, England.

Helen Isabell Gilmore passed away about 1545, of Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, England, age 49.

Children of William Cumberworth Wilson and Helen Isabell Gilmore:

1.William Wilson was born about 1515 to William Cumberworth Wilson (1492-1587) and Helen Isabell Gilmore (1496-1545.) He married Isabell Helen Collins. William Wilson died at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, 27 August 1587, and was buried in the chapel at Windsor, age 72.
2.Mary Wilson, b. 1519; d. 1547.
3.Thomas Wilson, b. 1525; md. (1) Agnes Wynter, (2) Jane; d. 1581.
4.Robert Wilson, b. 1534; d. 1568.
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3.WILLIAM WILSON, GENT. (1515-1587)
ISABELL HELEN COLLINS (1516-1580)

WILLIAM WILSON was born about 1515, of Wellsbourne, Lincolnshire, England, to William Cumberworth Wilson (1492-1587) and Helen Isabell Gilmore (1496-1545.) He married Isabell Helen Collins.

He acquired a considerable estate, and on 24 March 1586, had confirmation of a coat of arms and grant of crest.

He was a Wellsbourne, Lincolnshire, gentleman. He apparently moved from Wellsbourne to Windsor in Berkshire where he held a position of sufficient importance that he was called gentleman and was buried in the Chapel of Saint George by Windsor Castle in 1587, about age 72.

William Wilson died at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, 27 August 1587, and was buried in the chapel at Windsor.

ISABELL HELEN COLLINS was born about 1516, of Wellsbourne, Lincolnshire, England, to Edward Collins (1490- ) and Unknown. She married William Wilson.

Isabell Helen Collins died 17 March 1580, in Windsor, Lincolnshire, England, about age 65.

Children of William Wilson and Isabell Helen Collins:

1.Hamon Wilson, b. 1540, Lincolnshire, England.
2.Rev. Dr. William Wilson was born about 1542, in Wellsbourne, Lincolnshire, England, to William Cumberworth Wilson (1515-1587) and Helen Isabell Gilmore (1516-1580.) He married Isabel Woodhall about 1575. He died 15 May 1615, Windsor, age 73.
3.Alexander Wilson, b. 1545, Penrith; md. Catherine Grindall Woodhall; d. Dec 1583, leaving 3 children.
4.Mary Wilson, b. 1550; md. Rev. Guy Briscoe.
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4.REVEREND DR. WILLIAM WILSON (1542-1615)
ISABEL WOODHALL (1545-bef. 1615)

REVEREND DR. WILLIAM WILSON was born about 1542, of Wellsbourne, Lincolnshire, England, to William Wilson (1542-1587) and Isabel Helen Collins (1516-1580.) He married (1) *Isabel Woodhull in 1575, niece of Edmund Grindall, the celebrated Puritan Archbishop of Canterbury. He married (2) Anne, sister of Rev. Erasmus Webb, ccanon of Windsor, who died in 1612, without issue.

He attended Merton College in Oxford, England where he obtained the following degrees: B.A. 1564, M.A. 1570, B.D. 1576, D.D. 1607.
Prebendary (an honorary Canon having the title of a prebend, receiving a stipend) of Saint Paul's and Rochester Cathedrals, and held the rectory at Cliffe, Kent. In 1584, he became a Canon of Windsor in place of Dr. William Wickham who was promoted to Lincoln, he being about that time made chaplain to Edmund Grindall, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was his wife's uncle, and in 1583 he became Canon of Windsor, holding this position for 32 years, until his death in 1615. 
He was buried in the chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle, where a monumental brass to his memory states that he was “beloved of all in his life, and much lamented in his death.”

Will
He made his will on 23 Aug 1613; it was proved on 27 May 1615. It said, "Will of William Wilson, Canon of Saint George's Chapel, Windsor Castle ... to be buried in the chapel near the place where the body of my dear father lies. If I die at Rochester or Cliff, in the county of Kent, then to be buried in cathedral church of Rochester, near the bodies of wives Isabel and Anne. To my cousin Collins, prebendary at Rochester ... to the Fellows and Scholars of Martin College, Oxford ... my three sons Edmond, John and Thomas Wilson, daughter Isabel Guibs and daughter Margaret Rawson ... my goddaughter Margaret Somers which my son Somers had by my daughter Elizabeth, his late wife ... to my god-son William Sheafe, at the age of twenty one years ... son Edmond, a fellow of King's College, Cambridge, eldest son of me, the said William ... to son *John the lease of the Rectory and Parsonage of Caxton in the county of Cambridge, which I have taken in my name ... to Thomas Wilson my third son ... son Edmond to be executor and Mr. Erasmus Webb, my brother in law, being one of the Canons of St. George's Chapel, and my brother, Mr. Thomas Woodward, being steward of the town of New Windsor, to be overseers. Witnesses: Thomas Woodwarde, Joh. Woodwarde, Robert Lowe & Thomas Holl."
Death and Burial
He died on 15 May 1615 at Windsor, Berkshire, England. He is buried at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, next to his father. 
On the North Side lied a Grave-stone, on which, in Brass Plates, is the Figure of a Man, and this Inscription.
To me to live is Christ, and to dye is Gain.
Philip. I.21.
Here underneath lied interr'd the Body of William Wilson, Doctour of Divinitie, and Prebendarie of this Church by the space of 32 yeares. He had Issue by Isabell his Wife six sons and six daughters. He dy'd the 15th of May, in the Year of our Lord 1615, of his Age the 73. beloved of all in his Life much lamented in his Death.
Who thinke of Deathe in Lyfe, can never dye,
But mount through Faith, from Earth to heavenly Pleasure,
Weep then no more, though here his Body lye,
His Soul's possest of never ending Treasure.
On another small Brass Plate, on the same Grave-stone, is the following Inscription.
Neere unto this Place lyes buried William Willson, the third Son, Who, after a long Trial of grievous Sickness, did comfortably yield up his Spirit in the Yeare of our Lord 1610 of his Age 23.
On a Brass Plate, on a Grave-Stone Northward of the last, is this Inscription.
William Wilson, late of Wellsbourne, in the County of Lincolne, Gent. departed this Lyfe, within the castle of Windsor, in the Yeare of our Lord 1587, the 27th Day of August, and lyeth buried in this Place.
ISABEL WOODHALL was born about 1546, of Waldon, Devonshire, England, to John Woodhall of Walden (1519-1542) and Elizabeth Grindall (1519-1583.)  She married William Wilson in October 1575, in London, England, age 29. The daughter of John Woodhall, Esq., of Walden, county Essex.
 
Her uncle was Edmund Grindall, Archbishop of Canterbury. He left in his will dated 8 May 1583: "to my nieces Dorothy, Katherine, Elizabeth and Isabell, the daughters of Elizabeth Woodhall, my sister late deceased, £50 to each." He also left "to my niece Isabell Wilson, one other bowl, double gilt, without a cover."

Isabel Woodhall passed away about 1615, age 69, of Rochester, Kent, England

Children of William Wilson and Isabel Woodhall:

1.Marie (Mary) Wilson, b. 1575, Cranbrook, Kent, England; md. Rev. Thomas Sheaffe; d. 26 July 1613...
2.NN Son Wilson, b. 1578, Windsor, Berkshire, England. Child.
3.Isabel Wilson, b. 24 Feb 1580, Windsor, England; md. Thomas Gibbs, 1608.
4.Elizabeth Wilson, b. 1582, Cliffe, Kent, England; md. John Somer, 1601; d. 1606, 3 children.
5.Edmund Wilson, b. 1583, of Windsor, Berkshire, England; d. Sep 1633, unmarried. Gave to the Massachusetts Bay Colony £1000.
6.William Wilson, b. 1586, of Windsor, Berkshire, England.
7.Rev. John Wilson was born December 1588, in Windsor, Berkshire, England, to Rev. William Wilson (1542-1615) and Isabel Woodhall (1545-1615.) He married Elizabeth Mansfield, before 1618, in England. He became a Puritan. [Rev.] John Wilson died testate [made a valid will] at Boston, 7 August 1667, age seventy-eight and a half years.
8.Rev. Thomas Wilson, b. 1591, England.
9.Margaret Wilson, b. 1593, London, England; md. Rawson.

(Source: The Ancestry of Reverend Henry Whitfield (1590-1657) and His Wife Dorothy Sheafe (159?-1669) of Guilford, Connecticut, by John Brooks Threlfall, publ. 1989 in Madison, Wisconsin.)
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5.REVEREND JOHN WILSON SR. (1588-1667)
ELIZABETH MANSFIELD (1596-1658)
 REVEREND JOHN WILSON SR. was born in Windsor, England, about 1588, to Rev. William Wilson (1541-1615) and Isabel Woodhall (1545-bef. 1615.) He married Elizabeth Mansfield, before 1618, in England. He became a Puritan.

After four years’ preparation at Eton School, he was admitted to King’s College, Cambridge, in 1602. While at the university he became deeply interested in the theological discussion of the day, and under the influence of Rev. Richard Rogers, of Wethersfield, and of the celebrated Rev. William Ames, D. D., he soon became converted to the principles of the Puritans. His non-conformity resulted in his being obliged to leave the University for a time, and he entered one of the Inns of Court to study for the legal profession, but his disposition for the ministry continuing, by the father’s influence, he was returned to the University, where, at Christ College, he obtained the degree of B. A. in 1606 and M. A. in 1609.

After preaching in several places and being persecuted and frequently suspended for his non-conformity, he encouraged and supported the colonization of the Massachusetts Bay, and joined the first emigration, coming to New England in the spring of 1630, in the Arbella, with Governor Winthrop, leaving his wife and children in England. 

Soon after the arrival of the company the First Church of Boston was organized, on July 30, 1630, John Wilson being installed as teacher. After laboring for nearly a year, and filling an important part in establishing the colony on a permanently prosperous basis, he went back to England, in 1631, return to Boston in May 1632, with his wife, son John and daughter Elizabeth. A few months after his return he was installed as Pastor of the church, November 23, 1632, being succeeded as teacher by the celebrated Rev. John Cotton. He continued as Pastor until his death in 1652.

Many contemporary writers and records bear witness to the high esteem and veneration in which Rev. John Wilson was held. While not endowed with as brilliant talents as the Rev. John Cotton, he was, nevertheless, a devout, learned, zealous and able man, and his sympathetic nature, kindness of heart and generosity to the needy, greatly endeared him to his parishioners. Of his character Cotton Mather said: “If the picture of this good and therein great, man were to be exactly given, great zeal with great love would be the two principal strokes, that joined with orthodoxy should make up his portraiture.”

The Rev. John Wilson went as chaplain to the expedition against the Pequot Indians. During his ministry he frequently made visits to the Indian settlements with Rev. John Elliot, the “Apostle” and labored as a missionary to the savages.

Hooker and Wilson created much history. They are “Founders” of Commonwealths. Connecticut and Massachusetts are what these men and their associates proposed and carried out.

Known as “the immigrated.”

Residence: Charlestown, Suffolk, MA U. S. A. 
Residence: Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A. 
[Rev.] John Wilson was born at Windsor, Berkshire, England, about 1588. 
[Rev.] John Wilson, son of [Rev.] William Wilson, D.D. and his wife Isabel Woodhall, married, in England about 1617, Elizabeth Mansfield, daughter of John Mansfield, Esq., of London, Henley-Thames, Oxfordshire, and Hutton-on-Derwent, Yorkshire and Elizabeth (unknown) his wife. 
"They had two sons, [Dr.] Edmund and [Rev.] John, and two daughters, Elizabeth, (wife of [Rev.] Ezekiel Rogers), and Mary (wife of [Rev.] Samuel Danforth and Joseph Rock)". 
John immigrated to Massachusetts in 1630 and was appointed pastor of the First Church of Boston. [2]Elizabeth's refusal to leave England was the subject of several letters by Margaret Winthrop. [3] John went back to England, and persuaded Elizabeth to return with him to Boston in 1632. [3] Their son Edmund remained in England, but their son John and daughter Elizabeth went to Boston with them. Their daughter Mary was born at Boston 12 September 1633. 
In 1636 controversy broke out in among his congregation regarding the teachings of Anne Hutchinson. In May of 1637, John "volunteered to be the minister of a military unit that went to Connecticut to settle the conflict with the Pequot Indians." He returned to Boston, and to the controversy with Hutchinson, on August 5th. 
In Nov. 1637 she was brought before a civil court for her religious teachings, and in 1638, brought to trial before the church, and excommunicated by Wilson. 
John Wilson was one of the ministers who assented to the hanging of Quaker missionaries for their religious beliefs. He participated in the deaths of Marmaduke Stevenson and William Robinson in 1659, and later Mary Dyer in 1660. 
Elizabeth, his wife, died at Boston, about 1658. 
[Rev.] John Wilson died testate [made a valid will] at Boston, 7 August 1667, age seventy-eight and a half years.
 ELIZABETH MANSFIELD was born 3 December 1592, of Windsor, Berkshire England, to John Thomas Mansfield (1553-1601) and Elizabeth Unknown (-1633.) Elizabeth married Rev. John Wilson about 1617. She was a Puritan, joining the Church in Massachusetts, 20 March 1636, a later date.

Elizabeth died in about 1658, age 65, of Boston, Massachusetts. John Wilson and his wife Elizabeth both lie buried in one tomb in King’s Chapel Burial Ground.

Children of John Wilson and Elizabeth Mansfield: 

1.Dr. Edmond Wilson, b. 1618, Windsor; md. Unknown about 1645; d. 7 Aug 1657.
2.Rev. John Wilson Jr. was born Sep 1621, London, to Rev. John Wilson Sr. (1588-1667) and Elizabeth Mansfield (1592-1658.)  Rev. Wilson married Sarah Hooker, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Susannah Hooker, about 1648 of Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died 23 August 1691, age 70.
3.Elizabeth Wilson, b. 1623, Windsor; md. Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, 1650; she and infant died in childbirth in Feb. 1651.
4.Mary Wilson, b. 12 Sep 1633, Boston; md. (1) Rev. Samuel Danforth, 5 Nov 1651, d. 1674; (2) Joseph Rock; d. 13 Sep 1713.
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6. REVEREND JOHN WILSON JR. (1621-1691)
SARAH HOOKER (1629-1725)
 REVEREND JOHN WILSON Jr. was born September 1621, of London, England, to Rev. John Wilson Sr. (1588-1667) and Elizabeth Mansfield (1592-1658.)  Rev. Wilson married Sarah Hooker, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Susannah Hooker, about 1648 of Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

John Wilson Jr. was brought to New England by his father, John Wilson Sr., on the latter’s second voyage, 1632. He was graduated in the first class at Harvard College, in 1642, was admitted to his father’s church in Boston in 1644, and was freeman in 1647. After preaching several years he became assistant to Rev. Richard Mather, at Dorchester in 1649, and after two years’ service here removed to Medfield, soon after the settlement of that place, and in December, 1651, he was installed as the first minister of the town, where he was ordained Pastor, October 12, 1652, in which service he continued for forty years, until his death, besides performing the duties of physician and school master.

By a contemporary he is referred to as “gracious and godly, a faithful and useful man, well esteemed.” 

In his will, made three days before his decease, he mentions his wife Sarah; son John (to whom he bequeathed his share of the Braintree farm); daughter *Sarah, wife of Josiah Torrey, formerly wife of Paul Batt; daughter Susanna, wife of Grindall Rawson; and grandchild Thomas Weld son of his daughter Elizabeth, deceased, formerly wife of Thomas weld. (Suffolk Co. Probate, Vol. 8, fol. 58.)

Reverend John Wilson died 23 August 1691, in Medfield, Massachusetts, age 70, having on the previous Sunday “preached both forenoon and afternoon, fervently and powerfully.”
 SARAH HOOKER was christened 21 February 1630, in Chelmsford, England. 

Sarah’s parents were Thomas Hooker (1586-1647, immigrant) and Susanna Garbrand (1593-1676.) Thomas Hooker came from Rotterdam in 1633 in the Griffin. He resided in Cambridge and then Hartford in 1636. He was Pastor there. He was a Freeman 14 May 1634. In his will he left “my daughter, Sarah Hooker £100 at marriage or at age twenty-one, the disposal and further education of her and the rest I leave to my wife.” The inventory of his estate was £1136, including £450 in real estate.

Sarah married John Wilson in about 1647, of Medfield, Massachusetts.

Sarah Hooker passed away 20 August 1725, Braintree, Massachusetts, age 95.

Children of Rev. John Wilson and Sarah Hooker:

1.John Wilson, b. 6 July 1649; d. young. Child.
2.Sarah Wilson was born about 1650 of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, to Rev. John Wilson (1621-1691) and Sarah Hooker (1629-1725.) She married (1) Paul Batt, bef. 1674, of Boston. He died in 1678; (2) *Josiah Torrey, 5 May 1680, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. We do not know when or where Sarah Wilson passed away.
3.Thomas Wilson, b. 1652; d. 1652. Child.
4.Elizabeth Wilson, b. 1653 d. 1653. Child
5.Elizabeth Wilson, b. 1656; d. 1687.
6.Dr. John Wilson, b. 1660; d. 1728.
7.Thomas Wilson, b. 1662; d. 1662. Child.
8.Susanna Wilson, b. 1664; d. 1748.
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REVEREND CAPTAIN JOSIAH TORREY (1658-1732)
7. SARAH WILSON (1650- )

REVEREND CAPTAIN JOSIAH TORREY was born 28 January 1658, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, to William Torrey and Elizabeth Frye. He married Sarah Wilson, 5 May 1680, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Residence: Medfield, Norfolk, MA U. S. A.
Residence: Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A. 
Residence: Mansfield, Tolland, CT U. S. A. 
Rev. Josiah Torrey died 30 October 1732, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, age 74.

SARAH WILSON was born about 1650, of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, to Rev. John Wilson (1621-1691) and Sarah Hooker (1629-1725.) She married (1) Paul Batt, bef. 1674, of Boston. He died in 1678; (2) *Josiah Torrey, 5 May 1680, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

She was a resident of Colonial New England:

Residence: Boston, Suffolk, MA U. S. A. 
Residence: Medfield, Norfolk, MA U. S. A. 
Residence: Mansfield, Tolland, CT U. S. A. 

We do not know when or where Sarah Wilson passed away.

Children of Paul Batt and Sarah Wilson:
1.Paul Batt, Jr.; md. Elizabeth Mighill.
2.Sarah Batt, b. 18 Jan 1674, Boston; md. Micajah Torrey (uncle to Josiah Torrey.) 
Children of *Josiah Torrey and *Sarah Wilson:
1.Josiah Torrey, b. 9 Feb 1681; md. Sarah Athearn, 1697; d. 8 Oct 1723.
2.Margaret Torrey, b. 19 Apr 1683; md. James Humphrey, 1690.
3.Elizabeth Torrey, b. 3 May 1685; md. Francis Green, 1702; d. 1724.
4.Mary Torrey was born 17 April 1689 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, to Josiah Torrey (1658-1732) and Sarah Wilson (1650-1725.) She married Nathaniel Southworth in 1709, Worcester, Massachusetts. Mary Torrey died, January 1768, age 78.
5.John Torrey, b. 6 Apr 1692; md. Zerviah Athearn, 1712; d. 20 Jan 1714.
6.Margaret Torrey, b. 1 Nov 1702; md. Caleb Church, 14 Aug 1735; d. 29 Jan 1792.

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