An American Family History

Eleanor Pell Boynton Jewett Warner

  Boynton is also spelled as Benighton and Bonython  
Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."

Eleanor Pell Boynton married tailor John Boynton about 1643. He was the son of William Boynton and was born in 1614 in England.

John and Eleanor's children were born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts:
Joseph Boynton,
John Boynton (September 17, 1647, married Hannah Keyes),
Caleb Boynton (1649),
Mercy Boynton (December 5, 1651),
Hannah Boynton Warner (March 26, 1654, married Nathaniel Warner),
Sarah Boynton Davis (April 19, 1658, married Hopewell Davis), and
Samuel Boynton (1660).

She was left a widow for the first time when John died February 18, 1670.

She married Deacon Maximilian Jewett on August 30, 1671. Maximilian was born in Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, England on October 4, 1607. He was the son of Edward Jewett. He had been married before to Ann and Eleanor became step-mother to his children. Maximilian died October 19, 1684 in Rowley.

She married Daniel Warner, Sr on June 1, 1686.

She died in Rowley on August 5, 1689.

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Children of Daniel Warner
and Elizabeth Dane
  • Ensign Daniel Warner
  • John Warner
  • Captain William Warner
  • Nathaniel Warner
  • Elizabeth Warner Heard
  • Abigail Warner Dane
  • Susannah Warner
  • Simeon Warner
    Daniel's subsequent wives:
  • Faith Browne Warner
  • Eleanor Pell Boynton Jewett Warner
  • Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.





    from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter

    John Boynton, son of William Boynton, was born in the East Riding of Yorkshire, at Knapton- in Wintringham, England, in 1614 and is of the first generation in America. He came to New England with his brother William in 1638. in the company with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, settled at Rowley, Massachusetts, and was granted an acre and a half of land next that of his brother, in 1640. He was a tailor by trade. He died February 18, 1670.

    He married Eleanor Pell, of Boston. Children, born in Rowley: Joseph, mentioned below;
    John, born September 17, 1647;
    Caleb, about 1649;
    Mercy, December 5, 1651, died December 22, 1730;
    Hannah, March 26, 1654; died February, 1694;
    Sarah, April 19, 1658;
    Samuel, about 1660.


    Historic Homes and Institutions by Ellery Bicknell Crane

    John Boynton, the immigrant, was born at Knapton, Wintringham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in 1614, and came to New England with his brother William in 1638, settling in Rowley, Massachusetts. He was among the original proprietors of Rowley, of whom there were about sixty, and the majority of them were weavers from Yorkshire. John was a tailor. His death occurred at Rowley in 1670. He married Ellen, Eleanor or Helen Pell, of Boston. Their children were: Joseph, John, Caleb. Mercy, Hannah, Sarah and Samuel.


    Deacons played a respected and important role in early New England churches. They sat in a raised pew near the pulpit and had special duties during communion.

    from Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts by Ellery Bicknell Crane

    Maximilian Jewett, son of Edward Jewett (l), was born in Bradford, England, and was baptized there October 4, 1607. He came to this country with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers in 1639. He settled at Rowley, Massachusetts, and was admitted a freeman May 13, 1640. He was very early a deacon of the church and always known as Deacon Jewett, even on the town records. He was for many years selectman and a deputy to the general court.

    His wife Ann, whom he married in England, died November, 1667, buried November 9. He died October 19, 1684. He drew his home lot at Rowley, January 10, 1643-4, on Bradford street, named for his home in England. It consisted of two acres and was alongside the home lot of his brother Joseph, part west and part east of the street. He drew many lots of land in later years. In 1652 he and Thomas Dickerman, the two largest taxpayers of Rowley, each had six cows, but Dickerman's stock was valued by the assessors at a slightly larger amount. Jewett's assessed property was valued at one hundred and five pounds, eight shillings, four pence.

    He married (second), August 30, 1671, Ellen Boynton, widow of John Boynton. His widow married (third), in Ipswich, June 1, 1686, Daniel Warner, Sr., of Ipswich. She died August 5, 1689.

    The children of Maximilian and Ann Jewett were:
    Ezekiel, born March 5, 1643, married Faith Parrat;
    Anna, born February 26, 1644-5, married, December 5, 1666, Barzilla Barker:
    Mary [Jewett], born February 18, 1646-7, married, in Merrimac Village, now Bradford, named from the birthplace of the Jewetts in England, November 26. 1668, David Haseltine [Hazeltine];
    Elizabeth [Jewett], born May 22, 1650, married, in Bradford, July 21, 1680, Robert Haseltine [Hazeltine];
    Faith, born October 8, 1652, married Samuel Dowse, of Charlestown;
    Joseph, born about 1655, married Rebecca Law;
    Sarah, born March 17, 1658-9, buried June 19, 1660;
    Sarah, born about 1660, married, May 13, 1689, Jeremiah Ellsworth;
    Priscilla, born May 19, 1664, buried September 4, 1664.

    In early New England towns policy was set by a board of 3 to 5 selectmen. They oversaw public responsibilities such as the policing, roads, and fences.