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Amory Family of Hatfield Chase
Posted by: Lawrence Petrisky (ID *****3932) Date: March 17, 2010 at 10:00:20
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Amory Family of Hatfield Chase (Lincolnshire and Yorkshire) England

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Introduction
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The ancestry of John Amory (1695-1746) of South Carolina, and his wife Sarah (Wilson) Amory Elder Nightingale has been elusive to track down. I believe the following represents a breakthrough, but I submit it for others to examine and challenge and supplement. Larry Petrisky.


Dutch & French Protestants (Hugenots) Given Refuge in England
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Cornelius Vermuyden, a Dutch engineer, was given permission by the Crown in 1626 to drain the swampy Isle of Axholm and establish a Hugenot settlement in the resulting meadow (called Hatfield Chase). [Proceedings of the Hugenot Society of London, Vol II (1889) p. 266ff] Strengthened by royal grants in 1628, which identified lands in Lincoln, York and Nottingham counties, [Ibid, p. 277-278] the Dutch began work and were soon joined by French Hugenots. By 1630, the Hugenots were paying rents of 16,800 pounds into the royal treasury. [Ibid, p. 278] The Amorys arrived in 1630 or so. [Ibid, p. 268]

The local residents did not accept “the strangers” (as they were called in legal proceedings) and attacked them continuously, destroying the church (Sandtoft Chapel) in 1650 and 1686, after which the Hugenots dispersed among friendlier parishes. [Ibid, p. 269] The Amorys are found at Sandtoft Chapel on the Isle of Axholm up until 1650 or so, then they are found at the Hatfield Parish near Doncaster in Yorkshire. Besides local hostility, the Hugenots faced the problem of finding ministers who could preach in French, Dutch and English. The settlers spoke Dutch and French, but second and third generations spoke mostly English.

Adult male Amorys in the 1640's included John Amory (d.1662), Abraham Amory (d. 1657), Isaac Amory (d. 1661), Robert Amory (d. unk), Peter Amory (d. unk), Jacob Amory (d. 1661) and Richard Amory (d.1647). All but Peter and Robert were married when they arrived.

Locals attacked the strangers in 1642 and 1645, destroying homes and crops. On November 15, 1645, a petition from Rev. Peter (Pierre) Berchett, John Barrell, and John Amory to the House of Parliament, sought protection and relief from the attacks. [Ibid, p. 312-314]

       SHEWING, That your petitioners and other the said
inhabitants, or some of them,
       have, for the space of sixteen years now last
past, have been farmers and occupiers
       of divers great parcels of land lying in the said
Level . . .

John Barrell and John Amory were the signers of the petition because they were responsible for paying the present minister (Berchett) and the previous minister. [Ibid, p. 314] John Amory testified to the destruction caused by the rioters in 1645, as abstracted by the Hugenot Society:

       John Amory, one of the aliens, in speaking of the
houses destroyed, says 'that some of them had
stoode to his knowledge 16 yeares, some 12 and 10
yeares.

       He says, further, 'that hee had severall houses
there which were pulled down by the ryotters,'
and that 'they came in with greate nombers with
staves and axes, and cutt downe the houses, and
they were pulled downe with ropes, and that hee
was glad to runn away for feare of his lyfe.'
[Ibid, p. 318]

       
This confirms John Amory as the patriarch of the Hatfield Chase Amorys and his arrival in 1629/1630.
He again testified in 1651 about the destruction of the church (Sandtoft Chapel). [Ibid, p. 320]

Another petition for protection and relief, addressed to Lord Cromwell, dated March 18, 1656, (read into the record on April 15, 1656):

       The humble pettition of the poore Protestant
strangers, being both French and Dutch,
inhabitants within the Levell of Hattfeild Chace,
and parts adjacent, in the Countyes of Yorke,
Lincolne, and Nottingham.

Among the signers were John Amory, Isaac Amory, Michel Amory, and John Amory Jr. [Ibid, p. 325]


Partial Reconstruction of the Family of John Amory
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John Amory
b. unk
bur. 7 Jun 1662 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m(1) ?Prudence?
m(2) Mary --- (she bur. 8 Jun 1676 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire)

known ch: 1. John Amory Jr. b. unk d.unk SEE BELOW        
       
       2. Peter Amory b. unk bur. 10 Dec 1667 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire SEE BELOW

       3. Jacob Amory b. unk bur. 13 Dec 1667 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire SEE BELOW


Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Abraham Amory (probably a brother of John Amory)
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Abraham Amory
b. unk
bur. 12 Nov 1657 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m. unk

known ch: 1. Abraham Amory Jr, b. unk bur. 13 Dec 1677 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire SEE BELOW        
       2. Mary Amory b. unk bur. 27 Jan 1672/3 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire



Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Jacob Amory (probably a brother of John Amory)
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Jacob Amory
b. unk
bur. 12 Aug 1661 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m(1) unk
?m(2) ?Marie Ret (Rhett) c.1653 French Huguenot, Thorney Parish, Cambridge



Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Isaac Amory (a son of John or Abraham Amory)
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Isaac Amory
b. unk or b.c. 1621
bur. 16 Oct 1661 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m(1) Mary (Marie) Morillion, dau of David Morillion
(she d. 1644)
ch:       1. Marie (Mary) Amory bapt. 14 Mar 1643 Hatfield Chase, Lincolnshire, England       
              m Jacques Hernew or James Hernew

       2. Jacob Amory bapt. 1644 Hatfield Chase, Lincolnshire, England       

m(2) Ann Morillion, dau of David Morillion
(she bur. 15 Jun 1671)
ch:       3. Elizabeth Amory bapt. 14 Mar 1643 Hatfield Chase, Lincolnshire, England       
       prob m. Isaac Ceberg 1 Nov 1665

       4. Isaac Amory bapt. 1 Nov 1646 Hatfield Chase, Lincolnshire, England       
       bur. 9 Jun 1703 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire

       5. James Amory bapt. 3 Sep 1648 Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England       
       bur. 26 Oct 1674 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire

       6. Suzanne Isabel Amory bapt. 2 Feb 1650/1 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England       


       7. Samuel Amory bapt. 30 May 1653 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England       




Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Richard Amory (a son of John or Abraham Amory)
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Richard Amory
b. unk
bur. 8 Nov 1647 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m. Isabel (she bur. 3 Jul 1658 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England)
       
known ch: 1. William Amory b. unk
        bur. 9 Jul 1653 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        

       2. Isabel Amory b. unk
        bur. 1 Nov 1662 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        

       3. Richard Amory b. unk m. Elizabeth (she bur. 22 Dec 1669)
        bur. 24 Mar 1672 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        

       4. Anne Amory bapt. 21 Jun 1640 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
        bur. 8 Jun 1658 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        

       5.(twin) Robert Amory bapt. 20 Oct 1642 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
        m. Ann Gresham 2 Nov 1670 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire (she bur. 29 Mar 1684)        

       6. (twin) Mary Amory bapt. 20 Oct 1642 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England



Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Robert Amory (a son of John or Abraham Amory)
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Robert Amory
b. unk
bur. 8 Nov 1647 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m. Alice Stainton 8 May 1642 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
       
known ch: 1. Elizabeth Amory bapt. 19 Feb 1642/3 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England

       2 . Robert Amory bapt. 10 Feb 1645/6 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
       bur. 26 Mar 1680 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England       


Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Peter Amory (son of John Amory)
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Peter (Pierre) Amory
b. unk
m. Maria Watson 30 Mar 1646 Hatfield Chase, Lincolnshire, England       
bur. 10 Dec 1667 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        


Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Jacob Amory (son of John Amory)
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Jacob Amory
b. unk
bur. 13 Dec 1667 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m. unk

known ch: 1. Elizabeth Amory b. unk
        bur. 8 Dec 1675 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        




Partial Reconstruction of the Family of John Amory Jr. (son of John Amory)
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John Amory
b. unk
bur. 13 Dec 1667 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m. Marie Thierry

known ch: 1. David Amory bapt. 30 May 1652 Sandtoft Chapel, Lincolnshire





Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Abraham Amory Jr. (a son of Abraham Amory)
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Abraham Amory Jr.
b. unk
bur. 13 Dec 1677 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m. Elizabeth (she bur. 9 Apr 1706 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England)
       
known ch: 1. James Amory bapt. 2 Feb 1678/9 bur. 6 Apr 1685


       2. Sarah Amory b. unk
       bur. 5 Mar 1681/2 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        

       3. David Amory b. unk
       bur. 24 May 1708 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        

       4. Jacob Amory b. unk
       bur. 15 Oct 1722 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        


       5. Issac Amory b. unk
       bur. 2 Sep 1723 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England        



Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Robert Amory (son of Robert Amory)
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bapt. 10 Feb 1645/6 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
bur. 26 Mar 1690 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England (perhaps his son, below)
m(1) 2 Nov 1670 Ann Gresham
       she bur. 29 Mar 1684 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m(2) 16 Feb 1685 Elizabeth Johnson
       she bur. 29 Mar 1684 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England

known ch: 1. Elizabeth Amory bapt. 4 Aug 1672 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
        m. 8 May 1694 John Chapple Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England

       2. Isabel Amory bapt. 27 Sep 1674 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
       


       3. (twin) Thomas Amory bapt. 17 Dec 1676 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
       bur. 21 Dec 1676 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England

       4. (twin) Robert Amory bapt. 17 Dec 1676 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
       bur. 26 Dec 1676 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England

       5. Robert Amory bapt. 2 Jun 1686 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
        bur. 26 Mar 1690 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England (perhaps his father?)


       6. Andrew Amory bapt. 30 Aug 1691 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
       bur. 20 Jun 1750 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England       
        m(1). 1 Dec 1718 Mary Taylor Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
        she bur. 13 Jun 1720 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England

        m(2). 21 Feb 1721 Jane Browne Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
        m(3). 26 Feb 1734 Elizabeth Cocking Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
        she bur. 29 Oct 1758 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England



Partial Reconstruction of the Family of Michael Amory
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Michael Amory
b. unk
bur. 12 Apr 1671 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England
m(1) 23 Feb 1663/4 Jane Johnson (or Johnyow)
       she bur. 26 Mar 1665 Hatfield Parish, Yorkshire, England



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