Rowley in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Maximilian and Joseph Jewett
Near this spot, their graves unmarked, lie buried
Maximilian and Joseph Jewett
Edward and Mary (Taylor) Jewett
of Bradford England
They came over in 1638 in the Company led by
Rev. Ezekiel Rogers
which settled the Town of Rowley in the Spring of 1639
1607 – Maximilian Jewett – 1684
Deacon of the Church forty five years
Selectman, Moderator of Town Meetings
Representative in the General Court twenty years
1609 – Joseph Jewett – 1660-61
A distinguished merchant
Served the Town on important committees
Represenative in the General Court five years
Erected 1912 by the Jewett Family of America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1638.
Location. 42° 42.852′ N, 70° 52.826′ W. Marker is in Rowley, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 Main Street, Rowley MA 01969, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rowley Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowley Massachusetts Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowley Massachusetts Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowley Massachusetts World War II Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowley Massachusetts Korean War Honor Roll Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowley Massachusetts Viet Nam Honor Roll Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowley Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Fulling Mill (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rowley.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rowley Burial Ground
Also see . . .
1. Rowley, Massachusetts.
In spring of 1639 Rowley was originally settled as a plantation by Reverend Ezekiel Rogers, who had arrived from England on the ship John of London with approximately twenty families. The John of London also brought over the first printing press in the colonies, which was later brought to Harvard University. (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Ezekiel Rogers.
In December 1638, after seventeen years of service, Rogers was discharged from his post as rector of Rowley, after he had refused to read The Book of Sports. Believing the future of Puritanism was at stake, he left for the New World with the members of twenty families of his congregation. He arrived in New England in December 1638 with the families on the ship John of London, and wintered at Salem, Massachusetts. The first printing press brought to America came on board the ship with them, with the printer Stephen Daye. Early in the spring of 1639 he and most of these twenty families settled in the town of Rowley, Massachusetts. Rowley was incorporated on September 4, 1639. Rogers was the pastor at Rowley until his death on 23 January 1661. (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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