Lt John Sargent, of Fort Pemaquid was believed to be the son of Steph Sargent of Richmond Island Maine, and also who drowned @ Isle of Shoals,Maine or NH in 1649. He is never heard from again and his estate was inventoried by several well known Boston, businessman. They some way tie into the Sargent Estate as Creditors. According to Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & NH:
7 STEPHEN, Mr., fishing master, Richmond
Isl., came in the -Fortune- bef. 11 June
1638. List 21(2). He wrote letters to Mr.
Trelawney in 1639 and is ment. respectfully
in Mr. Winter's letters to his chief, the last
time 29 July 1641, 'Mr. Sargent and his two
servants.' About 2 Aug. 1641 he took the
ship -Richmond-, built here, to Eng. On Nov.
29, 1649 John Monke, Antipas Maverick and
Richard Cummings appr. est. at Isles of
Shoals lately in hands of S. S., dec., 'and was
for account of Mr. John Maninge, Capt.
Champernowne and himself,' houses, stage,
boats, etc., with some items belonging to
Sampson Lane, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Dunbar.
John Thompson attested inv. at Boston
27 Aug. 1650.
Hotten mentions a Thomas Sergeant in 1623(any relationship here? ) with a William Clerke/Clark?
IN the PETER BONAVENTr de London, Capt HARMAN, for Barbadoes.
These two parties brought certs. from two Justices of Peace, and
the Minister of their conformity, according to order.
WILLIAM CLERKE ........29 years. THO. SERGEANT ......23 years.
6 April, 1635.
(Capt is Also listed as Capt James Harmon..is this a coincidence that a Capt James Harmon piloted the Fortune in 1632 that Mr Stephen Sargent arrived in?)
Also listed in Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1538-1940
Sergeant, Steph Place : New England(believe this was Stephen of Isle of Shoals and Richmond Island, Maine.)
Year : 1620-1650
Primary Individual : Sergeant, Steph(note by Me, Penny Kresl..I think this should read Stephen) Stephen of Maine, was indeed from Plymouth, Co Devon. )
Source Code : 977
Source Name : BROWN, R.D. "Devonians and New England Settlement before 1650." In The Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art: Report and Transactions, vol. 95 (1963), pp. 219-243.
Source Page # : 238
This Stephen Sargent is mentioned in Winthrop Sargent's book, "Early Sargent's of New England".
"Stephen Sargent of Maine 1649 STEPHEN SARGENT came from Plymouth England about 1638 First appeared at Winter's Island a fishing station off North East of Maine he died at Isle of Shoals before 1649. John a supposed son was an early settler of Saco, Maine was a Lietuenant in 1680 and was a representative to the General Court in 1684 held by Thomas Danforth Deputy Gov 1679 1686 and appointed President in 1680 for Maine Savage History of NE There are no further records of this branch "
Taken from an excerpt of Trelawney Papers, Documentary History of the State of Maine, Volume 3
By Maine Historical Society
A Foot note on Mr. Stephen Sargent of Plymouth, Co, Devon, England
Stephen Sargent Like most of Winter's men he remained in the country He appears to have been a man of some what higher social standing than others of the colony at the Island as he had two servants in his employ and Winter in one of his letters home speaks as though more was expected of him than of others. It is quite probable that he lived at Saco till about 1670 and that Edward and John were his sons. We find him serving on a jury of inquest on the 22d of December 1670 at Saco If he is the Stephen mentioned by Savage as living in Boston in 1670 he must have removed thither and had several children born to him between that date and 1677 when we lose sight of him Vide Early Records of Maine State copy Vol III p 436 Savage's Genealogical Dictionary Vol IV p 18 Folsom's Saco p 179
(My research has found that the First Stephen Sargent & master Fisherman, probably born abt 1605-1608 in Devon, England was the gfather of the second Stephen mentioned in 1677, the First Stephen Sargent apparently drowned at the Shoals in or abt 1649, where his Fishing wharf and Platform and business was inventoried by the people above.
(John Monke, Antipas Maverick and Richard Cummings @ Boston, MA in 1649)
There was a Stephen Sargent born abt 1605 in St Neot, in Cornwall, England abt 15 miles from Plymouth, that looks like he could possibly be the Same one we are looking for, it's hard to say. These children were all named as having a father Thomas Sargent.
1. STEPHEN SARGENT - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 02 APR 1605 Saint Neot, Cornwall, England
2. WILLIAM SARGAUNT - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 16 MAR 1610 Saint Neot, Cornwall, England
3. AMYE SARGENTE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 23 JUN 1603 Saint Neot, Cornwall, England
4. PASCA SARGENT - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 10 MAR 1605 Saint Neot, Cornwall, England
5. MARREN SARGENT - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 15 APR 1608 Saint Neot, Cornwall, England
Maine Pioneers, 1623-60 about Stephen Sargent;
Stephen Sargent; Sergeant
master of one of the crews of fishermen at Richmond Island, 1638-40. Wrote reports to Trelawney.
Parish: Neot, St.
Date: 02-Apr 1605
Name: Stephen SARGENT
If you check with sources of Digory's father who is also a John...then you will see he married a Martha Axford in St Germans,Cornwall. Parish Records prove this. This is close in proximity to St Neot, Cornwall. I do feel there is a genetic link to the Sargent families in Cornwall.. Need further DNA testing. Need further testing on the males to prove this. Although it is in theory only..no proof.