Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameEns. John LAKIN 34
Bapt Date1 Nov 1628
Bapt PlaceRuddington, Nottinghamshire, England
Death Date21 Mar 1697/8
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Immigr Dateabt 1644
FlagsGroton Proprietor, Immigrant
FatherWilliam LAKIN (~1595-)
MotherMary _____ (~1600-1669)
Misc. Notes
There has been much confusion in the literature concerning the early Lakin generations in New England because there were so many Johns and Williams in different families. See under this John Lakin’s brother William for further details. Here I follow the comprehensive work of Richardson on the origin of the Massachusetts Lakins.34
Birth Datesay 1635
Death Dateaft 22 Oct 1701
Misc. Notes
According to Richardson, this Mary Bacon was “born say 1635, daughter of Michael2 Bacon (Michael1) of Woburn, Massachusetts, and his first wife, Mary (_____); she was living on 22 October 1701 (NEHGR 63 [1909]: 319). For her parentage, see ‘Groton Documents,’ by Hon. Samuel A. Green, M.D. (NEHGR 41 [1887]: 262-63).

“Mary has sometimes been identified with a distant English cousin, Mary Bacon, who was baptized at Winston, County Suffolk, England, on 18 February 1625/6, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Jeve) [[Richardson’s footnote: “Not Jobe or Jobo, as often stated.”]] Bacon. While such a child and parents did exist, this individual is a different person from the Mary Bacon of New England who married John Lakin. Not only does the chronology not agree, but the parents of this Mary Bacon, baptized 1625/6, never [[p. 148]] immigrated to New England. Rather, the parents were still living in Winston, county Suffolk, as late as 1640, when they had a son, Michael, baptized in that parish. (Modern transcript, Winston, co. Suffolk, parish registers [FHL film #992, 006].)

“Following their marriage, John and Mary Lakin resided in the new settlement of Groton, Massachusetts, where they lived the remainder of their lives. In 1656 (about the time of their marriage), John Lakin and several other Groton men petitioned the General Court regarding an abatement in taxes and laying out the town’s boundaries (Groton Hist., 12-14).”310
Marr Datesay 1656
ChildrenMary (~1658-~1688)
 John (~1660-<1697)
 Sarah (1662-1740)
 William (Died as Child) (1664-)
 Abigail (1667->1722)
 Joseph (1670-1747)
 Benjamin (1672-1753)
 Josiah (1675-~1723)
 Lydia (~1677-)
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