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JEWELLS LONG ISLAND WESTCHESTER ETC 1630-1800
Posted by: Thomas A. Murray Date: November 21, 2001 at 08:35:54
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Referring again to D. G. Bell’s lists of Loyalists in New Brunswick, Bell, on page 212, has three Jewell families. There are two Abrahams, and one Ezekiel. One Abraham and an Ezekiel came together in Company 53 aboard the ’Alex’. Abraham had a wife and two children over the age of ten years. Ezekiel had a wife and one child under ten years. If Ezekiel was Abraham’s son, and if the two children with Abraham were near contemporaries (as siblings they would be), then the two children over ten would be close to 16. Part of the problem is that it is not clear at what age a person over ten is considered to be an adult; nor is it clear whether it varied with gender. In the case of males, it is most likely that the standard of 16 years of age being old enough to ’bear arms’ would have applied. The point is, that the two children were probably closer to eighteen years of age than 10. This is important as by MAY1784, both parents have gone (died?) and the two are listed alone. It is very probable that these two were Elizabeth and Margaret Jewell, who married James Flewelling and his cousin, Enos Flewelling. Enos' wife was definitely Margaret, and judging by the names used in his family, her maiden name was very likely Jewell. Margaret died 19APR1841, aged 73 years, therefore was born ca. 1768, therefore was about 15 in 1783. The eldest child of Enos and Margaret, appropriately name Ezekiel, was b. ca. 1788; so Enos and Margaret were probably married roughly ca. 1787, when Margaret was about 18. Hannah Flewelling, presumed to be a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Jewell) Flewelling (who married Enos brother, Thomas Flewelling, Jr.) is said to have been b. 6SEP1786 (or 1787 in on case.) This would suggest that her mother was married about 1785-6, and may have been a year or two older than Margaret; or about 17 in 1783.
The other Abraham Jewell arrived in the Spring Fleet in JUN1783, on the ship, ‘Hope’. He had a wife and two children under the age of ten, suggesting that, if he was also a son of the other Abraham, that he was a bit older than Ezekiel Jewell. Dr. Wright, in her list on page 296 also lists three Jewells; but they are Abraham, Ezekiel and William. This difference could be explained in several ways. The Abraham that Wright lists is based on later records than those used by Bell, and the older Abraham Jewell, having apparently died early, does not appear in her list. This is important as the older Abraham and Ezekiel are apparently connected, being part of the same ship load and Refugee Company. In Wright’s list, the younger Abraham appears to be connected to Ezekiel as they are both from Dutchess Co., NY, both had lots in Parrtown (Saint John; Abraham Lot P530, Ezekiel Lot P521), and both went to Grand Lake (in Queens Co., NB.) If the elder Abraham Jewell died before MAY1784, then it is unlikely that he would have had time to go to Queens Co. William Jewell was with the Loyal American Regiment, and may have arrived with them or separately after demobilization. He too went to Queens Co. Wright adds that Ezekiel later went to Upper Canada.
Egbert Americus Owen adds something to the last statement made by Wright. (Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement, originally published by William Briggs, Toronto, ONT 1898; facsimile edition by Mika Publishing, Belleville, ONT, 1972.) On pages 463 to 465 E. A. Owen summarizes what he has gleaned of the Jewells, presumably by interviewing the family. He states that Ezekiel Jewell with his in-laws (he married Freelove Oaks) came to Norfolk Co., ONT in the early 1800’s from New Brunswick and settled on Lot 13 of Concession 1. Their children were: James, Ezekiel, Reuben, William, Thomas, Abraham, Jane, Rebecca and Elizabeth. All had been born in New Brunswick, except the youngest, Abraham. This suggests that they had been in New Brunswick for some time as Ezekiel only had one child in 1783 and 1784. Ezekiel Jewell died in 1830. James Jewell was the eldest son, and was old enough in 1812 to fight at Lundy’s Lane.
Donald H. Jeffery supplied further information on the Jewell family. This information was located by Arthur C. M. Kelly of Rhinebeck, New York and by Grace G. Paris (Mrs. F. Wynne) of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; both genealogists. Included are pages from, The Bancker Genealogy, or, The Bancher or Banker Family, compiled by Howard James Banker; especially pp. 47-53. Also Latter Day Saints family sheets based on that work, the records of the Hopewell Reformed Dutch Church, the records of the Tarry town Reformed Dutch Church, and the Dutchess County Tax Lists.
In addition, Joan Hooks corresponded with (30APR1986) with Albert R. Cocker, of Memphis, NY. His wife is a member of the Jewell family, and he referred to a work, Out of the Shadows, on the Jewells. Believing that the relevant portions of that work were in error, Mr. Cocker corresponded with the Westchester Historical Society, who sent photocopies from a typescript, Families of the Colonial Manor of Philipsburgh, by Grenville Mackenzie. Elements from these sheets, which Joan Passed on (8MAY1986) are also included.
These summarize as:

THE JEWELL FAMILY

GEORGE (“JORIS”) JEWELL, probably b. in England ca. 1630?, settled at Mespat (Mespath Kills, later Newtown), Long Island before 1655. He m. _____ PANTON, sister of Richard Panton (who administrated George’s estate 1JUL1670, “being nearly related to the children of the deceased.”) (There was a George .Jewell in Gravesend, Long Island in the 1650's.) Amongst his children were:

1. GEORGE JEWELL m. SARAH _____, moved to Elizabethtown, NJ before 1711, and d. there 1734. Their children were:
11. GEORGE JEWELL
12. JOHN JEWELL d. before 1713
13. SARAH JEWELL m. NATHANIEL MITCHELL
14. JANE JEWELL m. NATHANIEL ROSS
15. MARY JEWELL m. _____ MARSH
2. WILLIAM JEWELL b. Newton, Long Island prob. ca. 1658, m. SARAH _____. Went to Westchester Co., in Tappan, possibly before 1698 as they are not in the 1698 census of Westchester Co.
3. JOHN JEWELL d. Salem, NJ 1707, m. ANN _____, and had a son:
31. JOHN JEWLL d. 1727, m. MARGARET _____

2. WILLIAM JEWELL b. Newton, Long Island prob. ca. 1658, m. SARAH _____. Went to Westchester Co., in Tappan, possibly before 1698 as they are not in the 1698 census of Westchester Co. Some of his children are:

21. WILLIAM JEWELL b. Westchester Co., NY (?) ca. 1680, m. ANN _____ (d. Eastchester, NY 1749), was in Flushing, Long Island, NY in 1698, a servant of John Esmond. Went to Tappan ca. 1702. Their children were:
211. WILLIAM JEWELL b. 1716, served in Capt. Fowler’s company in 1758
212. HEZEKIAH JEWELL d. 1784, m. MERCY _____
213. AMOS JEWELL
22. GEORGE (“JORIS”) JEWELL b. Westchester Co., NY (?) ca. 1683, made will 17NOV1759, probated 15JUL1765, m. 3JUN1704 Metje De Groot ("Nettie"), d/o Staats Janzen de Groot; m. 2nd Martha _____.

22. GEORGE (“JORIS”) JEWELL b. Westchester Co., NY (?) ca. 1683, made will 17NOV1759, probated 15JUL1765, m. 3JUN1704 Metje De Groot ("Nettie"), d/o Staats Janzen de Groot; m. 2nd Martha _____. Lived in Tappan until ca. 1711, went to Philipsburgh (prob. Irvington.) 'Joris' appears to be a version of 'George'. He and Metje were sponsors at the baptism of Joris Jewell in Tarrytown in 9NOV1740 (his grandson) and he appears in the records as George. His children were:

221. SARAH JEWELL bpt. 11APR1705 Tappan, m. WILLIAM DOWNING (DONNY or DOUNI)
222. METTlE (METJE?) JEWELL bpt. 1DEC1706 Hackensack, m. 1729 JAN MONTROSE
223 JOHN JEWELL bapt. 12OCT1708 Tappan, died young
224. STAEDTS (EUSTACE) JEWELL b. 13NOV1710, bpt. 16JAN1711 Tappan, m. 9NOV1734 MARITIE HOLMAN, lived in Philipsburgh. Was in Capt. Fowler’s company of militia in 1758. A cordwainer.
225. WILLIAM JEWELL bpt. 24MAR1713 Philipsburg, d. 6NOV1789 aet. 77, bur. Sleepy Hollow, m. 30SEP1738 ELIZABETH BOECKHOUT (b. ca. 1714 Philipsburg, d. 1OCT1790), d/o Capt. Jan (son of Peter, son of Jan) and Maria (Bancker) Boeckhout.
226. ABRAHAM JEWELL b. Philipsburgh ca. 1715, m. 1NOV1735 SARA BOECKHOUT (bpt. 18APR1716), d/o Jan and Maria (Bancker) Boeckhout, possibly moved to Hopewell in Dutchess Co., NY. Their children were:
2261. ABIGAIL JEWELL m. 1756 PETER WILLIAMS
2262. ISAAC A. JEWELL bpt. 10APR1739, served under Capt. Verplanck in 1759
2263. METTlE (“MARTHA”) JEWELL bpt. 30APR1743, m. 1769 RICHARD SOMS
2264. JANNITJE (“JANE”) JEWELL bpt. 22AUG1744
2265. AALTJE (“AELTJE”) JEWELL bpt. 15NOV1746
2266. REBECCA JEWELL bpt. 22JUN1748
2267. ANNIE JEWELL bpt. 30AUG1749, m. JOSIAH SECOR (surname is Secord in Canada)
2268. ABRAHAM JEWELL bpt. 4JUN1751
2269. SARA JEWELL bpt. 3SEP1753 m. 1775 JOHN Van NOORSTRAND
226J. MARIA JEWELL bpt. 3MAY1757 m. 1781 PETER VERMILYE
226K. EZEKIEL JEWELL bpt. 20OCT1759
226L. JACOB JEWELL
227. ISAAC JEWELL bpt. Philipsburgh 23AP1717, m. 15NOV1740 REBECCA SOMS, d/o Richard Soms. Moved to Hopewell, Dutchess Co., NY ca. 1747. Their children were:
2271. MARTHA JEWELL m. 1761 THOMAS TRAVIS
2272. JACOB JEWELL m. 1766 ANN WILLIAMS
2273. RICHARD JEWELL bpt. 1746
2274. MARY JEWELL bpt. 1753, m. 1766 ABRAHAM KING
2275. SARAH JEWELL bpt. 1756 m. 1777 JOHN COMPTON
228. JOHN (“JAN”) JEWELL bpt. Philipsburgh 21JUN1720, d. before 1761, m. 26JUL1740 ENGELTJE JURCKSE (YERXA in present day New Brunswick), d/o of Harmen Jurckse. Moved to Hopewell, Dutchess Co., NY ca. 1747. Their children were:
2281. RACHEL JEWELL bpt. 1742
2282. JOHN JEWELL bpt. 1744, m. 1st 1764 THEOPHILIA CONKLIN; m. 2nd 1765 JANE (_____) MONTFORT, a widow
2283. HARMEN JEWELL b. Philispburg, NY, bpt. 19APR1746, m. Hopewell, NY 21SEP1763 ELIZABETH HILEKER, d/o Hendrick Hileker
2284. GEORGE JEWELL b. Hopewell, NY ca. 1748, m. (banns recorded 23JAN1770) 1770 LOUISA (or LETITIA) MONTFORT, widow of Gideon Townsend. They possibly lived in New Hackensack.
2285. WILLIAM JEWELL b. 1758
229. RACHEL JEWELL m. 1745 BARENT (or BOREND) DELAMETER

224. STAEDTS (EUSTACE) JEWELL b. 13NOV1710, bpt. 16JAN1711 Tappan, m. 9NOV1734 MARITIE HOLMAN, lived in Philipsburgh. Was in Capt. Fowler’s company of militia in 1758. A cordwainer. Their children were:

2241. GEORGE JEWELL bpt. 1736
2242. WILLIAM JEWELL bpt. 29AP1738, m. ELIZABETH BOECKHOUT, d/o Peter Boeckhout, and had a son:
22421. ABRAHAM JEWELL bpt. 1774
2243. ABRAHAM JEWELL bpt. 1740
2244. ISAAC JEWELL bpt. 1743

225. WILLIAM JEWELL bpt. 24MAR1713 Philipsburg, d. 6NOV1789 aet. 77, bur. Sleepy Hollow, m. 30SEP1738 Elizabeth Boeckhout (b. ca. 1714 Philipsburg, d. 1OCT1790), d/o Capt. Jan (son of Peter, son of Jan) and Maria (Bancker) Boeckhout. Their children were:

2251. GEORGE (“JORIS”) JEWELL b. Courtlandt Manor, Putnam, N. Y., bpt. 9NOV1740, m. ANNATJE (“HANNAH”) BOECKHOUT, d/o Matthys Boeckhout
2252. MARITIE (“MARY”) JEWELL bpt. 30APR1743, died young
2253. METTlE (“MARTHA”) JEWELL bpt. 22JUN1745, died young
2254. JAN (“JOHN”) JEWELL b. 17JAN1746 Courtlandt Manor, bpt. 3MAY1747, d. 21DEC1838, m. 21OCT1770 ELIZABETH LAWRENCE (Lerrens) (b. ca. 18NOV1745, d. 3OCT1831), both bur. Sleepy Hollow.
2255. WILLIAM JEWELL bpt. 25APR1749
2256. ISAAC JEWELL bpt. bpt. 20JUN1752
2257. ABRAHAM JEWELL b. 4APR1755, died young
2258. ELIZABETH JEWELL bpt. 21APR1756, m. _____ SARLES
2259. DEBORAH JEWELL bpt. 21JUN1762, m. JOHN BANCKER. Their children were:
22591 .MARTHA BANKER b. 3MAR1786
22592. ELIZABETH BANKER b. 17AUG1791
22593. WILLIAM BANKER b. 15APR1795.
22594. DEBORAH BANKER b. 27AUG1798, d. ca. MAR1825, unm.
225J. GEORGE JEWELL (?) b. ca. 1758
225K. ABRAHAM JEWELL bpt. 16APR1774

2251. GEORGE (“JORIS”) JEWELL b. Courtlandt Manor, Putnam, N. Y., bpt. 9NOV1740, m. Tarrytown, NY ANNATJE (“HANNAH”) BOECKHOUT, d/o Matthys Boeckhout. They lived in Philipsburgh, and moved to Yorktown, Westchester Co., NY before 1800. Their children were:

22511. JAN (“JOHN”) JEWELL b. 10MAR1770 Sleepy Hollow. His children were:
225111. MARGARET JEWELL b. 29OCT1791
225112. WILLIAM JEWELL b. 27MAY1793
225113. JOSEPH JEWELL b. 20MAR1795
225114. MARY JEWELL b. 4SEP1796
225115. STEPHEN JEWELL b. 2AUG1798
225116. HESTER JEWELL b. 13MAR1800
22512. ABRAHAM JEWELL bpt. 13SEP1772, d. 1817
22513. WILLIAM JEWELL b. Sleepy Hollow, bpt. 16APR1774
22514. DANIEL JEWELL (twin?) b. 26AUG1776, m. 1798 LYDIA CHURCH
22515. ELIZABETH JEWELL (twin?) b. 26AUG1776 (in some cases, said to be the one who m. John Storms.)
22516. ISAAC JEWELL b. 2OCT1780, possibly he who m. CHARITY SHAW
22517. MARY JEWELL b. 14FEB1785
22518. GEORGE JEWELL b. ca. 1788
22519. HANNAH JEWELL b. 15OCT1790 m. SAMUEL DELAMETER
2251J. THOMAS LAURENCE JEWELL b. 12JUN1792, m. SARAH SHAW

2254. JAN (“JOHN”) JEWELL b. Courtlandt Manor (Philipsburg?) 17JAN1746, bpt. 3MAY1747, d. 21DEC1838, m. 21OCT1770 ELIZABETH LAWRENCE (LERRENS) (b. ca. 18NOV1745, d. 3OCT1831), d/o Thomas Lawrence and step-daughter of Jan Boeckhout. They were both bur. Sleepy Hollow. In the Revolution, John was in Capt, Gabriel Requa’s company. Taken prisoner near Pine’s Bridge in 1780, he was imprisoned for seven weeks in the Sugar House prison in New York. He purchased his grandfather’s (Boeckhout’s) farm from the Commissioners of Forfeitures, and lived there until his death. Their children were:

22541. MARYA (“MARIA”) JEWELL b. 1MAY1771, died young
22542. DEBORA (“DEBORAH”) JEWELL b. 2NOV1773, died young
22543. ELIZABETH CRANK JEWELL b. 19JAN1774, bpt. 30MAY1784
22544. ELIZABETH JEWELL b. 26FEB1779, d. 1862, m. JOHN STORMS. (Banker admits this is confusing, but offers no solution. An Elizabeth Jewell, "only dau. of John Jewell", m. John Storm and had a son, Capt. Jacob Storm. A John Storms Bulyea (ca. 1815-1874) m. Nancy Elizabeth Flewwelling (d. ca. 1845) (parents unknown, perhaps related to John Jr. or to Caleb). His father, Henry (1766-1849) m. Engelte Storms (widow of _____ Yerxa.) The Bulyeas (Belyeas) come from the Philipsburg and Tarrytown areas. It is possible that more Flew(w)ellings are Jewell descendants that may be suspected. The notes provided by Albert R. Crocker name only one Elizabeth, and also state she married John Storms. A possibility is that the 1784 baptism actually refers to a second Elizabeth, the first having d. young before 1779.)
22545. JOHN JEWELL b. Irvington 2FEB1785, d. 28MAY1851, m. MARTHA L. FERRIS (d. 4MAY1835), d/o Captain Oliver Ferris. They lived in Irvington and had 11 children including:
225451. THOMAS L. JEWELL m. 1831 MARGARET LaFORGE
225452. ABIGAIL L. JEWELL b. 5JUL1811, m. JOSEPH C. MELLOWS
2254521. GEORGE MELLOWS m. _____ BIRD
545211. SARAH E. MELLOWS m. MALCOLM CONNELL
2254522. THEODORE F. MELLOWS
2254523. MARTHA ANN MELLOWS m. CHARLES REYNOLDS.
225453. WILLIAM JEWELL b. 6MAR1813
225454. OLIVER FERRIS JEWELL b. 6JAN1815 m. EMELINE Van WART
225455. ELIZABETH JANE JEWELL b. 8MAR1817, m. HIRAM PETTEMAN
225456. JOHN JEWELL b. 16FEB1819, died young
225457. BENSON FERRIS JEWELL b. 13JAN1821, m. JULIA Van WART
225458. AARON CLOSE JEWELL b. 28DEC1822
225459. GEORGE JEWELL
2254531. MINNIE JEWELL m. _____ CARY
22545J. MARTHA JEWELL b. 7APR1827, m. LEMUEL LAWRENCE
22545K. MARY ANN JEWELL b. 8JAN1829, m. EZRA WHITING

Assuming that this provides the nucleus of the Jewell family with which we are concerned, the most likely candidate for the father of Margaret and Elizabeth Jewell is Abraham Jewell [226] who m. 1NOV1735 Sarah Boeckhout (bpt. 18APR1716), d/o. of Jan and Maria (Bancker) Boeckhout; but that is by no means a certainty. (See web site, The Van Tassel Family History Homepage, with, First Record Book of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, Organized in 1697 and now The First Reformed Church of Tarrytown, N. Y., An original translation of its brief historical matter, and a copy, faithful to the letter, of every personal and local name, of its four registers of members, consistorymen, baptisms, and marriages, from its organization to 1791, by Rev. David Cole, D. D., Yonkers, NY, Published by The Yonkers Historical and Library Association, 1901; at
http://members.aol.com/RickVT/Dutchchurchfifthdivisionoftherecorda.html
in which are 1NOV1735 Abraham Juel, j. m., and Zara Boeckhout, j. d. Both b. and l. in Philips Burgh: “Abraham Jewell, young man, and Sarah Boeckhout, young woman, both born and living in Philipsburg”.)
Another factor comes from, John Smith’s Company of Loyal Refugees, part of Cleadie B. Barnett’s, New Brunswick’s Past, site at:
http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.com/~cannbfam/l1/loyal-2.html
which provides a muster list of, Return of Loyalist embarked on board the transport for St. John River in the Bay of Funday {Name of ship not recorded} Ref: MC2, PANB, for that company. Although the members of the Loyalist company included several, obvious Long Island, Westchester and Dutchess County names, the two Jewells, Ezekiel and Abraham, are indicated as having come from New Jersey. While it has been traditional to seek for Elizabeth (and her sister, Margaret’s) Jewell's family on the lower Hudson River, this brings into focus George [1] and [3] Jewell, who are said to have gone to New Jersey in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s.
Abraham Jewell’s family has himself, a wife, two children over the age of ten years, and four ’servants’. Ezekiel Jewell also has a wife, two children over ten, and four servants. This would appear to be the Abraham and Ezekiel in refugee Co. 53 that D. G. Bell mentions, however, there is a discrepancy with Bell’s lists in that Ezekiel is supposed to have one child under ten. Since the two appear together, I assume that the data for Abraham was transposed to Ezekiel. Since the indication that they were farmers from New Jersey is indicated by ditto marks, perhaps a similar transposition took place. Nevertheless, the New Jersey branches of the family need more examination.


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