John Upton (Rubton), #27 on the “Scots in Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”

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Published on: 15 Dec 2014
Updated: 19 Oct 2016

124. John Upton (Rubton), #27 on Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory (Saugus) (UPTON was misspelled on the “Scots in Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory” as RUPTON.)

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First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN UPTON, is believed to be a Scottish POW from the Battle of Dunbar and was probably born in Scotland, about 1625-30, and died at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on 11 July 1699. He married, ELEANOR (_____). (Possibly her surname was STUART.)

Biographical Notes:
1. According to the, The Upton Memorial: A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John Upton, of North Reading, Mass. … Together with Short Genealogies of the Putnam, Stone and Bruce Families by John Adams Vinton. E. Upton & son, 1874. “The progenitor of the name in this country was John Upton, a Scotchman by birth, and settled at what was then Salem village…”

2. Submitted by Nelda Upton Gallerano – Neldagal@me.com on 17 July 2016:
“I am the direct descendent of John Upton #27 at the Iron Works. All of my research
shows he is English having been born in Newton Ferris to English parents. He and his descendants are well documented in the colonies. My question is: How did this young man come to fight and be captured with the Scots? Thank you for your time and
devotion to this project. I have learned so much through your website.”

Children of John and Eleanor (_____) Upton:
2. i. JOHN UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem (now Danvers), Massachusetts about 1654; m. SARAH THOMPSON.
2. ii. ELEANOR UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem (now Danvers) about 1656; died at Salem on 20 April 1663; Died young.
2. iii. WILLIAM UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem (now Danvers) about 1658; died at Salem in April 1663; Died young.
2. iv. JAMES UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem (now Danvers) in Sep 1660; Unmarried.
2. v. MARY UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem (now Danvers) about 1661; d. at Salem on 15 April 1663; Died young.
2. vi. WILLIAM UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem on 10 June 1663; m. MARY MABER.
2. vii. SAMUEL UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem in Oct 1664; m. ABIGAIL FROST.
2. viii. ANN UPTON, b. at Salem; m. at Salem (now Danvers) on 4 April 1684, SAMUEL FRAILE, (his 2nd wife). They signed a petition in defense of John Proctor and Elizabeth, accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692.
2. ix. ISABEL UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem on 3 Jan 1666/7; d. 6 Dec 1689; Unmarried.
2. x. EZEKIEL UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem in Sep 1668; m. 1st, REBECCA PRESTON; m. 2nd, RUTH (MARSH) HARDY.
2. xi. JOSEPH UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem on 9 April 1670; m. ABIGAIL (_____).
2. xii. FRANCIS UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem on 1 July 1671; d. 9 Dec 1694; Unmarried.
2. xiii. MARY UPTON, (John¹), unmarried and alive at the time of her father’s will in 1697.

Second Generation

2. i. JOHN UPTON, (John¹), was born at Salem (now Danvers), Massachusetts about 1654 and died at Reading, Massachusetts in 1727. He married on 14 Dec 1680, SARAH THOMPSON, daughter of GEORGE THOMPSON, (a SPOW).

Children of John and Sarah (Thompson) Upton:
3. i. SARAH UPTON, b. at Reading on 26 Oct 1681; m. JAMES STIMPSON.
3. ii. JOHN UPTON
, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on 11 March 1683; m. TABITHA (_____).
3. iii. MARY UPTON, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on 25 May 1685; m. on 15 Oct 1706, SAMUEL MACKINTIRE.
3. iv. JOSEPH UPTON, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on  8 Sep 1687; m. ABIGAIL GRAY.
3. v. EZEKIEL UPTON, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on 9 Nov 1689; m. his cousin ISABEL UPTON.
3. vi. JONATHAN UPTON, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on 4 March 1692; m. ELIZABETH WILKINS.
3. vii. ELIZABETH UPTON, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on 14 May 1694; d. 29 May 1694. Died young.
3. viii. FRANCIS UPTON, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on 17 May 1695; d. 23 May 1695; Died young.
3. ix. ELIZABETH UPTON,(John², John¹), b. at Reading on 19 July 1696; living and unmarried at fathers will in 1720.
3. x. HEPHZIBAH UPTON, (John², John¹), b. at Reading on 22 May 1700; m. at Reading on 1 Nov 1733, ROBERT HAYWARD.

2. ii. ELEANOR UPTON,(John¹), b. at Salem about 1656; died at Salem on 20 April 1663; Died young.
2. iii. WILLIAM UPTON, (John¹), b. at Salem about 1658; died in April 1663; Died young.
2. iv. JAMES UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers in Sep 1660; Unmarried.
2. v. MARY UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers about 1661; d. 15 April 1663; Died young.
2. vi. WILLIAM UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers on 10 June 1663; m. MARY MABER.
2. vii. SAMUEL UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers in Oct 1664; m. ABIGAIL FROST.
2. viii. ANN UPTON, b. at Danvers; m. at Salem/Danvers on 4 April 1684, SAMUEL FRAILE, (his 2nd wife). They signed a petition in defense of John Proctor and Elizabeth, accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692.
2. ix. ISABEL UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers on 3 Jan 1666/7; d. 6 Dec 1689; Unmarried.
2. x. EZEKIEL UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers in Sep 1668; m. 1st, REBECCA PRESTON; m. 2nd, RUTH (MARSH) HARDY.
2. xi. JOSEPH UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers on 9 April 1670; m. ABIGAIL (_____).
2. xii. FRANCIS UPTON, (John¹), b. at Danvers on 1 July 1671; d. 9 Dec 1694; Unmarried.
2. xiii. MARY UPTON, (John¹), unmarried and alive at the time of her father’s will in 1697.

SOURCES AND NOTES:
Submitted by Nelda Upton Gallerano – Neldagal@me.com on 17 July 2016:
“I am the direct descendent of John Upton #27 at the Iron Works. All of my research
shows he is English having been born in Newton Ferris to English parents. He and his
descendants are well documented in the colonies. My question is: How did this young
man come to fight and be captured with the Scots? Thank you for your time and
devotion to this project. I have learned so much through your website.”

Found this today, 12-15-14:
The Upton Memorial: A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John Upton
By John Adams Vinton
“We first meet with his name on record under the date of December 26, 1658, when Henry Bullock of Salem, for the consideration of four pounds, conveys to John Upton. “sometime of Hammersmith, forty acres of upland within the limits of Salem,”… ~ Teresa

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