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Re: Judith, daughter of James Feake
Posted by: John Fitton Date: May 12, 1999 at 18:57:29
In Reply to: Judith, daughter of James Feake by Carol F Davies of 143

Fronm the book "Long Island Genealogies" 1895, Mary Powell Bunker (auth)
"Lt. Robert Feke of Watertown, N.E. and Wm. Palmer of Yarmouth, and Judith his wife, son and daughter of James Feke, late of London, Goldsmith, deceased and Tobias Feke, aged 17 make Tobias Dixon, of London, their attorney in the settlement of the estate of James, 1638 to 41"

It was quite common for women to married unwed brothers of their deceased husband to it is possible that William was her second husband.
Feke is also spelled as Fekes, Feak(s), Feake(s).

James was Judith's and Tobias' father. He was also brother to Lt. Robert Feake who married Elizabeth Fones ("That Winthrop Woman' by Anya Seton.) James' and Roberts father was also named James and his wife was Judith Thomas. Tobias Feake, brother to your Judith was a Schout (Sheriff) on Long Island when it was still being controlled by the Dutch West Indies Company and was one of the signers of the Flushing Remonstrance in 1656, the first declaration for religious freedom in America.

There is more information about this on-line.

I do not have any more information about James Feake (father of Robert & James) other than he was born abt 1567 and died abt 1625.

Robert was my 9th G-Grandfather.

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