Ramage Family History

Gershom Wheelock

Male 1632 - 1684  (52 years)


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  • Name Gershom Wheelock  [1
    Born 3 Jan 1632  Eccles, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Nov 1684  Medfield, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2952  Ramage | Rice Lines
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 

    Father Rev. Ralph Wheelock,   b. 14 May 1600, Dorrington, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1684, Medfield, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Clarke,   b. Abt 1610,   d. 1 Jan 1681, Medfield, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 17 May 1630  Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "The English Ancestry of Joseph Clark (1613-1683) of Dedham and Medfield, Massachusetts", by Christopher Gleason Clark, Published in "New England Historical and Genealogical Register", Vol 152, January 1998.
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah Stodder,   b. Abt 1638, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 May 1658  Medfield, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Deacon Samuel Wheelock,   b. 21 Jan 1665, Medfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1756, Shrewsbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F1062  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "Mr. Wheelock's Cure", by Christopher Gleason Clark, published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 152, July 1998.

      The baptism record for Gershom was found in the Register at the village of Eccles, near Banham, Norfolk, England. The record reads as follows: "Gersham Wheelocke filius Radolphi Wheelocke baptisatus fuit 3 die Jan:1632/33". (Source: "Mr. Wheelock's Cure", by Christopher Gleason Clark, published in the July 1998 issue of New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 152.)

      William S. Tilden, "History of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886", 1886, writes the following about Gershom: "Gershom was in the list for Mr. Wilson's rate in 1657 [1], and probably came of age about that time. He married Hannah Stodder, daughter of John of Hingham, in 1658. In 1663, he had liberty from the town to cut "200 sedar plank" in the common swamp. His house stood on the Harbor Island road, a short distance south-west of the present residence of Charles Hamant. He rung the bell and swept the meeting-house in 1674, for which the town paid him 2 pounds, 15 shillings. The next year, he assisted in thatching the meeting-house. His house was burned by the Indians in 1676, and it appears to have been rebuilt on the same spot [2]. He died in 1684, and in 1690 his heirs sold the homestead to Joseph Plimpton."

      Note [1]: Mr Wilson was the first minister in Medfield.

      Note [2]: King Philips War.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Rick Sullivan, (Rick Sullivan (Northborough, Massachusetts, USA), a descendant of Rev. Ralph Wheelock, through Silas Wheelock of Hamburg, NY www.wheelockgenealogy.com/).