Looking for information on the Foreaker/Fouracre(s) clan.
Any information on Francis Foreacres (and Thomasina) who I assume to be from the Devon area of England from about 1667.
The had a son, Richard Fouracres (I) b. 1667 in Devon, England, who was sent to America as punishment (8 July 1685. The following convicted before Chief Justice Jefferies at
the Court of Oyer and Terminer for Dorset, Somerset and Devon for
waging war against the King and sentenced to be transported to the
Americas [sentence enrolled on 4 February 1691])
"Seems as if the Foursacres were a rough sort of lot as they were
excommunicated from England. They were arrested several different times
for "not attending church service" and for oweing money to people. That
is probably why the name was changed to Acors (supposedly there were 3
brothers who went different ways - one stayed Fouracres, one became Acres
and the other became Acors). "
info related to any of this would be great.
He had a son, Richard (II) but I don't know who the mother is. Richard (II) b. 1709 essex virginia d. 1760 essex VA. Married Hannah.
They had a son Richard (III) b. Aug 1728 essex VA d. 1823 spotslyvania, VA.m. Elizabeth cash (b. 1742)
Son was William b. 1771 MD, d. 1834 Ohio, married Sara Johnston (Johnson)
Son was Joshua Foreaker b. 1787 Bedford PA d. 1868 cumberland, IL married Mary Smith (b. 1790)
Son was John Washington Foreaker b. 1817 Morgan, Ohio. I do not have a DOD. But he married Malissa Simeral.
Son was John b. 1841 Hockling, Ohio d. 1918 Illinois married Lucy Jane Ratliff (b. 1848)
Son was Isaac Newton Foreaker b.1879 in Illinois (my great-grandfather)
Any help filling in the blanks, since I have only been chasing the direct line, would also be great. Thank You. Jen