Joseph Loomis Research Paper

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There is such a mystery that surrounds the migration of the Loomis Family. The journey from their familiar life in England to an uncertain future in New England was not easy. However, it all started in 1585 when Robert White married Bridget Allgar and had a daughter named Mary White. Robert White was a rich man who was friendly to non-conformists at the time which was rather odd considering the time period; nonetheless, their daughter was baptized in 1590. Then several years later in 1614, three years before her father’s death, Mary White married Joseph Loomis a successful cloth merchant in Braintree, England. Braintree was in the heart of Essex, a cloth producing region that was the main source for trading wool all over the world. Joseph Loomis…show more content…
Near the time of his death, John Loomis had to say his will out to a man named Richard Kimbould for him to write it. For it to be valid, John Loomis made a mark noting that this was his will. In his will, he gave his estate, money, and stable in Braintree to his son Joseph Loomis. Approximately ten years later, Joseph Loomis began getting taxed for stock in trade in Braintree. He was taxed 3 pounds 8 shillings in 1629, but that’s not all Joseph Loomis also had a Ship tax to pay in 1636. In 1636, the County of Essex was raising money for a ginormous ship which meant an enormous tax. Joseph Loomis was taxed 9 shillings 4 pence that year which was only a little less than his extremely wealthy neighbor paid. 2 years later, Joseph Loomis began traveling from London to New England when Joseph Hills gave a statement saying that Joseph Loomis had shipped several items from London to England which was the beginning of the Loomis family move. Then in 1639 land records were being recorded in Windsor, Connecticut. From that year on, everything was being documented, and the Dorchester group began giving out land free of charge to the first settlers in Windsor, CT. On February 2, 1640, Joseph Loomis recorded his land at the town

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