The Boyntons of Medway Maine


"The family of the Boyntons is of very great antiquity; Bartholomew de Boynton, the first mentioned in the pedigree, died seized of the manor of Boynton, from whence the family were denominated; He lived in 1067. They appear to have come into possession of the manor of Barmston, their ancient seat in this Riding, by the marriage of Henry Boynton, Esq. temp. Henry VII.

Barmston [is] a parish-town... 6.5 miles from Bridlington... -- Pop, 205. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Holderness, value, 13L. 11s. lO.5d. Patron, Sir Francis Boynton, Bart. In 1726, Sir Griffith Boynton founded an Alms-house here, for four old men, and endowed it with a small annual stipend for each. -- The repairs and stipend were charged by Sir Griffith upon the manor of Haisthorpe. The old Hall, anciently the residence of the Boynton family, is now occupied as a Farm-house. It is moated round.

The first Baronet was Sir Matthew Boynton, created in May, 1618. He served in parliament for the Borough of Hedon, in the reign of Charles I. and married Frances, the daughter of Sir Henry Griffith, of Burton Agnes, Knight and Baronet; by that marriage the manor and estates of Burton came into the Boynton family, Sir Griffith Boynton, the third Baronet being resident there in 1725; the present Baronet being the sixth, was created in 1801. The house of Burton Agnes was designed by Inigo Jones."

FROM "A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire, For the year 1822" by Thomas Langdale


For the complete listing of the family back to Bartholomew De Boynton, visit Douglas Boynton Quine's Boynton Family webpage.


John Boynton, and his brother William, were among the original settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, (near Plymouth) arriving in Boston in 1638 and helping establish Rowley the following year. John was a tailor and was from Knapton, Wintringham Parish, Yorkshire. His cousin and baronial heir, Sir Matthew Boynton, helped finance the Rowley expedition from his home at Burton Agnes, near the ancient village of Bridlington, on the North Sea coast.

Family Genealogy
My Side of the Boynton Family

--> 1) John Boynton, b. 1614 Knapton, England, m. 1644 Rowley, MA; Ellen (or Ellenor) Pell d. Aug. 5, 1689 Rowley, MA;

1-1) Joseph Boynton, b. 1641 Rowley, MA; d. 16 Dec 1730 Rowley, MA;
m. 13 May 1669 Rowley, MA; Sarah Swan d. Feb. 27, 1719 Groton, MA;
m. March 11, 1720 Rowley, MA; Elizabeth Wood

--> 1-2) John Boynton, b. Sept. 17, 1647 Rowley, MA; d. Dec. 22, 1719 Bradford, MA;
m. March 8, 1675 Rowley, MA; Hannah Keyes, b. Sept. 12, 1654 Newbury, MA;
d. April 1, 1717 Bradford, MA;
m. Feb. 19, 1719 Haverhill, MA; Mary Wainwright

--> 1-2-1) Ichabod Boynton, b. April 19, 1677, Rowley, MA;

--> 1-2-1-1) John Boynton

--> 1-2-1-1-1) William Boynton

--> 1-2-1-1-1-1) Samuel Boynton, m. Phebe Blake

--> 1-2-1-1-1-1-1) Royal B. Boynton, b. 1806, m. Mary J. Howard

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-1) Lydia H. Boynton, m. Walter E. Drake

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1) Gladys Drake, m. Orlando Runnells

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-2) Roxanne Boynton, m. Manfred Cushing

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-2-1) W. R. Cushing

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-3) Harriet Boynton, m. William Dickey

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-3-1) Susan Dickey

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-4) Martha J. Boynton, m. John Ray, 2nd m. Freeman Powers

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-5) Saida F. Boynton, m. Henry A. Severence

--> 1-2-1-1-1-1-1-6) Francis W. Boynton, b. about 1834, d. Feb. 8, 1890,
m. Susan Bartlett, dau. of John and Climena (Lyon), b. May 15, 1828, d. Dec. 24, 1915

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-6-1) Wallace Boynton, m. Alice Estes

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-6-2) Charles W. Boynton, m. Cora Leavitt

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-6-3) Manley Boynton, m. Annie York

--> 1-2-1-1-1-1-1-6-4) John Royal Boynton, b. Mar. 23, 1859, d. July 2, 1938,
m. (1) Mehetabel Lois Farrington, about 1887, b. Nov. 23, 1871, d. Aug. 2, 1897,
dau. of Stephen B. and Abigail (Archer)
and m. (2) Minerva L. Waite, dau. of William and Elmire (Thomas), on Nov. 19, 1901 in Medway

--> 1-2-1-1-1-1-1-6-4-1) Flora Mae Boynton, b. July 2, 1897, d. March 29, 1962,
m. Norman Lincoln Waite, on Feb. 15, 1913, in Medway, ME;


1-2-1-1-1-1-1-6-4-2) John C. Boynton, m. Vesta Thompson

1-2-1-1-1-1-1-7) Sophrano Boynton

1-2-2) Jane Boynton, b. Aug. 9, 1678 Rowley, MA;

1-2-3) Hannah Boynton, b. Feb. 17, 1683 Bradford, MA;

1-2-4) Zechariah Boynton, b. Feb. 16, 1689 Bradford, MA;

1-3) Caleb Boynton, b. About 1649 Rowley, MA; d. 13 Sept 1708 Rowley, MA;
m. 26 May 1674 Hannah Harriman

1-4) Mercy Boynton, b. Dec. 5, 1651 Rowley, MA;

1-5) Hannah Boynton, b. March 26, 1654 Rowley, MA;

1-6) Sarah Boynton, b. April 19, 1658 Rowley, MA; d. Dec. 10, 1704 Charlestown, MA;

1-7) Samuel Boynton, b. about 1660 Rowley, MA;
m. Feb. 17, 1686 Rowley, MA; Hannah Switcher, d. March 13, 1718 Rowley, MA;

Information from "The History and Genealogy of Medway Maine" (1975) and family records.

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