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Pauncefote, Grimbald (b. , d. 1287)

Note: Sir Grimbald Pauncefote played a leading part in the defense of Gloucestershire against Prince Edward in 1264 and he was later an important figure in military affairs in Wales and the Marches.

He was Keeper of the Forest of dean.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Burke's
Title: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
Given Name: Grimbald
Death: 1287
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Pauncefote, Richard (b. , d. BEF 1260)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Burke's
Title: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
Given Name: Richard
Event: Type: Living
Date: in the time of Henry III
Death: BEF 1260
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Grimbald, Isabel (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Burke's
Title: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
Given Name: Isabel
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Grimbald, Robert (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Burke's
Title: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage
Given Name: Robert
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Pauncefote, Richard (b. , d. probably by 1221)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Gloucestershire
Title: A History of Gloucestershire
Given Name: Richard
Event: Type: Living
Date: 1199
Death: probably by 1221
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Pauncefote, George (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Gloucestershire
Title: A History of Gloucestershire
Given Name: George
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de Turberville, ---------- (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Gloucestershire
Title: A History of Gloucestershire
Given Name: ----------
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de Turberville, Hugh (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Gloucestershire
Title: A History of Gloucestershire
Given Name: Hugh
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Gager, William (b. BEF 15 JUN 1592, d. 20 SEP 1630)
Note: William Gager was a surgeon, and was especially recruited for the expedition to New England by Governor Thomas Dudley for his medical skills.

Governor Dudley wrote to Gager in early 1630, "Sir, Being informed of your good inclination to the furtherance of this work which (through the Lord's good providence) we are in hand with for establishing of a church in N.E., and having sufficient assurance of your godliness and abilities in the art of surgery to be of much use to us in this work, being informed also, that the place where you live doth not afford you such sufficient and comfortable employment as your gifts do require, we have thought good to offer you a call to join with us, and become a member of our society; your entertainment shall be to your good content; if you like to accept this motion, we desire you would prepare to go with us this Spring. If you come up to London we shall be ready to treat further with you."

Gager accepted Dudley's offer, but by the time he was ready to sail, most of Winthrop's fleet had already departed. However he sailed with the last trickle of the fleet in May 1630 and set up residence in Charlestown. He soon moved to Boston with John Winthrop. On Aug 23 it was decided that Gager's "maintenance" should be that a house would be built for him before the following spring, a cow would be given him, and that he would receive twenty pounds the first year and thirty pounds annually thereafter.

He was admitted to the church in Boston as its eighth member and was named a deacon the same day. But illness swept the Gager family and he died on Sep 20 1630 and his wife and two youngest children were probably carried off at the same time. Certainly they were dead by the end of that November, when John Winthrop noted their deaths in a letter to his wife.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: NEHGR
Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Page: Vol. 136 (Apr 1982)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Anderson
Title: Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New E
ngland 1620-1633 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical and Gen
ealogical Society, 1995)
ngland 1620-1633
ngland 1620-1633. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical and Gen
ealogical Society, 1995.
Given Name: William
Death: 20 SEP 1630 Charlestown, Massachusetts
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Gore, Samuel (b. , d. 19 MAY 1643)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: NEHGR
Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Page: Vol. 136 (Apr 1982).
Given Name: Samuel
Death: 19 MAY 1643
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Bruen, Obadiah (b. BEF 25 DEC 1606, d. 1681)
Note: Obadiah Bruen emigrated to Massachusetts in 1639 with his wife. He at first lived at Marshfield and then Gloucester, where, in Oct 1641, he was commissioner to the General Court. He was made a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1642.

He moved with the Pequot company to New London. According to Frances Manwaring Caulkins, the historian of New London, "Next to Rev. Blynman, the person most of note in the company was Obadiah Bruen." He was recorder and townsman in Pequot from 1651 to 1661. He served as judge from 1662-1666 and was a representative in the Connecticut legislature in 1665 and 1666.

The following year he was one of the six who purchased the land where Newark, New Jersey, is now located. He sold his land in New Haven that year and removed to New Jersey. However he died in New London, perhaps on a visit.

Among his many descendants are Senator Stephen A, Douglas, of the Lincoln-Douglas debates; Christian herter, Secretary of State; and Frederica von Stade, the mezzo-soprano (see also No. XXX); Archibald Cox, U. S. Solicitor General and Watergate figure; and Max Perkins, editor.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Big Ed
Title: The Big Gedcom/Revision 2
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: TAG
Title: The American Genealogist
Page: Vol. 26 (1950) pp. 12-25.
Given Name: Obadiah
Event: Argent an eagle displayed sable
Type: Arms
Death: 1681 Newark, New Jersey
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----------, Sarah (b. 1609, d. 25 MAR 1684)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Big Ed
Title: The Big Gedcom/Revision 2
Given Name: Sarah
Death: 25 MAR 1684 Newark, New Jersey
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Bruen, Sarah (b. ABT 1636)
Given Name: Sarah
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Bruen, Rebecca (b. ABT 1638, d. 15 APR 1721)
Given Name: Rebecca
Death: 15 APR 1721
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Bruen, Hannah (b. 9 JAN 1644)
Given Name: Hannah
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Bruen, John (b. 2 JUN 1646, d. ABT 1696)
Given Name: John
Death: ABT 1696 Newark, New Jersey
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Bruen, John (b. ABT 1560, d. 18 JAN 1625/26)
Note: John Bruen was, perhaps, the most celebrated Puritan layman of his day. Ormerod, in his History of Cheshire, wrote that "He was second son and by survival the heir and oldest of a family of fifteen [actually seventeen] children, one of the few persons in history whose virtues alone, in the rank of a country gentleman, have handed down his memory." And it is clear that he had a magnetic affect on all who met him. The Archbishop of Ireland, although by definition a member of the Church of England, wrote that "In him was the very beauty of holiness and he was of so ample and cheerful a countenance that when I beheld him I was reminded of Moses, whose very face shone as in honoring more than ordinary eminency of grace in his heart."

John Bruen was descended from an old Cheshire family long settled at Bruen Stapleford (it is unknown if his family gave its name to the town or the other way around). In his youth he often stayed with his uncle in Dutton, Cheshire, whose family by charter had control of the minstrels of the county and John Bruen became an expert dancer, a skill he would later disparage. "At that time," he was to write, "the holy Sabbaths of the Lord were wholly spent, in all places about us, in May-games and May-poles, pipings and dancings, for it was a rare thing to hear of a preacher, or to have one sermon in a year."

He attended Oxford at St. Alban's Hall for two years, but did not take a degree. At this time he also enjoyed the hunt and he and another relative, Ralph Done, kept "fourteen couples of large-mouthed dogs." But when he inherited his father's estate, he sold off his pack and disparked the property.

He brought up his children very strictly and made sure that his servants were pious and sober. One, Robert Pashfield, although illiterate, was such a keen student of the Bible that he was able to give the book and chapter for nearly every sentence in it. Bruen always rose early and read prayers twice a day and prayed himself seven times a day. He removed the stain-glass windows of the local church and defaced the sculpture therein. On Sundays, he would lead his servants and children to the church, about a mile distant, and would stop at the houses of his tenants on the way, arriving at church with a throng behind him. He would stay after morning prayers, missing dinner and continuing until after evening prayers.

Bruen maintained open house for like-minded people, and "gentlemen of rank became desirous of sojourning under his roof for their better information in the way of God, and a more effectual reclaiming of themselves and their families." Perkins, the Puritan divine, called Bruen's house, "for the practice and power of religion, the very topsail of all England."

After his first wife died, he lived for a while with his second wife's family, but when he returned to Bruen Stapleford, his house again became a place much visited by people of quality looking for enlightenment. After the death of his second wife, he broke up his household and removed to Chester, until he returned, once again, to Stapleford with his third wife.

John Bruen, while intensely pious, was also very hospitable and charitable. Towards the end of his life, according to the Dictionary of National Biography, "his prayers were twice accompanied by 'ravishing sights.'" Among the Harlein manuscripts is a compilation by John Bruen entitled "A godly profitable collection of divers sentences out of Holy Scripture, and variety of matters out of several divine authors." Numbering fifty-two, these are commonly known as "John Bruen's cards."

At his death, the parish register recorded under burials "25th January 1625 [1626 N.S.]: John Bruen of Stapleford, Esquyer, Nulle pietate secundis.

An Israelite in whom no guyle
Of Fraud was ever found;
A phoenix rare whose virtues fair
Through all our coasts do sound."

He was the subject of a biography, first printed in 1641, under the title of "The very Singular Life of John Bruen, Esq., of Bruen Stapleford, Cheshire, exhibiting a variety of memorable and Exemplary Circumstances, which may be of Great Utility to all Persons, but Principally Intended as a Precedent of Piety and Charity for the Inhabitants of the County of Chester." It was written by "the Reverend William Hinde, Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, and preacher of God's Word at Bunberry, in the aforesaid County." It was reprinted in 1799 in Chester and in New York in 1857.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Marshall
Title: Information from John Marshall's website. To be checked.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: DNB
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Sumner
Title: Edith Bartlett Sumner, Ancestry and Descendants of Amaziah Hall and Bet
sey Baldwin (Privately printed, 1954.)
sey Baldwin
sey Baldwin. Privately printed, 1954.
Given Name: John
Death: 18 JAN 1625/26 Bruen, Stapleford, Cheshire
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Fox, Anne (b. ABT 1580, d. DEC 1606)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Marshall
Title: Information from John Marshall's website. To be checked.
Given Name: Anne
Death: DEC 1606 Cheshire
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Fox, John (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Marshall
Title: Information from John Marshall's website. To be checked.
Given Name: John
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Bruen, John (b. ABT 1510, d. 15 MAY 1587)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Marshall
Title: Information from John Marshall's website. To be checked.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Big Ed
Title: The Big Gedcom/Revision 2
Given Name: John
Death: 15 MAY 1587
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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