John Gallup, Jr.
19 DEC 1675
Aged: 59 years
From: Al Dawson
JOHN2 GALLUP, (John1) son of John and Christobel Gallup, was born in England, and came to this country in 1633. He married in 1643, at Boston, Hannah Lake, daughter of John and Margaret Lake. Madam Margaret Lake was the daughter of Edmund Read, Esq., of Wickford, Essex county, England, and sister of Elizabeth Read, who married John Winthrop, jr., Governor of Connecticut. In early life he showed signs of the bravery which afterwards distinguished him as an Indian warrior. It is supposed he was with his father and assisted him in the capture of John Oldham's vessel, off Block Island. With Massachusetts forces he engaged with his father in the Pequot war and bore himself so bravely that the General Court of Connecticut in 1671 gave him a grant of 100 acres of land. He came to New London in 1650 or '51. The following extracts are from Miss Calkin's History of New London:
"Before the end of the municipal year Febuary 25, 1650-1, we find the names of John Gallup and Mrs. Lake and others, all applicants for house lots."
"On the town street, east of Stallion and Bayley, a lot of ample dimensions was laid out to John Gallup, eight acres in the very heart of the town covering the space east of the town street to the beach and extending north from State street to Federal."
In the colonial records at Hartford may be found the following:
February 9, 1652-3, John Gallup in consideration and with respect unto the services his father hath done for the country, hath given him up the river of Mistick, which side he will 300 acres of upland.
February 6, 1653-4, John Gallup, hath given him a further addition to his land at Mistick, 150 acres, which he accepts of and acknowledgeth himself satisfyde for what lands he formerly laide claim unto upon the general neck as a gift of his father's, which as he saith was given to his father by General Stoughton atter the Pequott war.
Having these large grants of land he removed with his family in 1654 to the east side of the Mystic river, now Stonington, where he had taken up the land granted him. He was one of the early settlers of that town. His homestead place was bounded on the west by Mystic river, south by Captain Stanton's homestead place and Captain Denison's land, east by Denison's land and the town lots, and on the north by Robert Park's land. He represented the town at the General Court in 1665 and 1667. He was also an Indian interpreter. When King Philip's war broke out, although he was over sixty, age had not quenched his martial ardor. New London county having raised seventy men under Captain John Mason of Norwich, Captain Gallup joined with him at the head of the Mohegans. These troops forming a junction with those of the other colonies, were engaged in the fearful swamp fight at Narragansett, December 19, 1675, (within the limits of the present town of South Kingston, R. I.)
In storming this fort he led his men bravely forward and was one of the six captains who fell in this memorable fight. A complete victory was here gained over the savage foe, but with great loss of life on both sides. Capt. Gallup was a brave and valuable officer and was loved and respected by his men.
The division made of his estate by order of the County Court was to the widow, Å“100; to the oldest son John, Å“137; to Benadam, Å“90; to William and Samuel, each Å“89; to the five daughters, Å“70 each. Mrs. Hannah Gallup had also a large grant of land from the General Court in consideration of her great loss.
3 JUL 1621
19 DEC 1675
Aged: 55 years
From Al Dawson:
MRS. HANNAH (Lake) GALLUP, came to this country with her mother, in the ship Abigail, arriving October 6, 1635, after a passage of ten weeks.
Mrs. Margaret Lake, with her daughters Hannah and Martha, accompanied her sister Elizabeth (Read) Winthrop, the new wife of Gov. John Winthrop, Jr., who returned to America in this ship with commissions from Lord's Say, Brook and others. She left a son in England who never came to Americ
As this was the first marriage in the male line of the emigrant ancestors, of the Gallop family, which took place in this country, and the commencement of the American line of descent, the lineage of the wife is here given:
ANCESTRY OF HANNAH (LAKE) GALLOP:
John Lake, the father of Hannah (Lake) Gallop descended from the Lakes of Normantown, Yorkshire, who claimed descent through the Cailleys, from the Albinis, Earls of Arundel and Sussex, from the Counts of Louvaine, (the right line of Charlamagne) and from William the Conquerer.
Margaret (Read) Lake, mother of Hannah (Lake) Gallop, born in England, was the daughter of Edmund Read of Wickford, Essex County. Margaret (Read) Lake of Wickford, died in Ipswich, Mass., 1672.
The youngest sister of Margaret Lake, was the second wife of Gov. John Winthrop, Jr., and the mother of all his children.
Martha Epps, her eldest sister (widow) married for her second husband, Deputy Governor Samuel Symonds, of Ipswich, Mass.
Thomas Read, the brother who came to this country and settled at Salem, Mass., where he was an ensign, returned to England, and entered Cromwell's army, was made a colonel, and assisted General Monk in the restoration of Charles II., was placed in command of Sterling Castle.
Martha, the second daughter of Margaret Lake, married Thomas Harris of Ipswich, Mass., November 15, 1647.
John Lake, the husband of Margaret, never came to this country, died in England.
Margaret Lake died in Ipswich, Mass, 1672. Her will and inventory of her estate are in the appendix.
Source#2: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
Source #3: Walter Goodwin Davis, "Ancestry of John Lake, Husband of Margaret (READE) Lake" in The New England Historic Genealogical Register (NEHGR 84: 304-317), July, 1930.
Al Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.orgMay have died in Ipswitch, Essex County, Massachusetts.