I have an Isaac Gross born 19 Nov 1585 in Kelsagh, Suffolk, England and died May 1649 in Boston, Massachusetts. My notes say: Came to Boston frm Cornwall.Adm. 1st Church,Boston,17Apr 1636. In 1635 listed as "alotment of 50acres. 1636 rcd grant of land at Muddy River. He was disaimed 20 Nov 1637 & dismissed 6Jan 1638. Went to NH & became leading figure. Was 1st Ruler & undoubtedly qualified himself by taking Elder's Oath. Retd Boston & had lg estate on the present Federal Hill, State St. & North End. Had title of "Mr" denoting a man of consequence. Left one of largest estates of his time. Will, proved in Boston 5 June 1649. Son Edmund executor.
Nathaniel Philbrick in "Mayflower" wrote: "Up until 1630, Plymouth was the only significant English settlement in the region. That year, an armada of seventeen ships arrived off the New England coast. In a matter of months, approximately a thousand English men, women, and children -- more than three times the entire population of Plymouth -- had been delivered to the vicinity of Boston." In his endnotes he credits his information on "the great migration to David Hackett Fischer's "Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America" and Karen Kupperman's "Settling with the Indians".
His son, Edmund Gross was born 16 May 1613 in “England” and died 3 May 1655 in Boston. My notes say: Proprietor in Boston as early as 1639; admitted to Boston Church 22 March 1645 with wife. His will proved 3 May 1665 he had 8 children born in Boston. Found Vo l4, Sec V, III, pg 210, N.E His Vol II. Seafaring Man/Property Owner
My line is through his brother, Clement Gross, born 18 Feb 1616 in “England” and died after 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Mass. My notes say: came to colonies with father before 1635, settled in Boston & still living in 10 Oct 1683. 1685 licensed Inn-holder and renewed every yr up to & including 1678.
My line continues as they moved to Cortland, Marathon County, New York to Elmira, Stark County, Illinois, and Burden, Cowley County, Kansas and then to Texas.