Alice Otis

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Otis was born on 23 June 1604, in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, her father, John Otis, was 23 and her mother, Margaret, was 25. She died after 30 March 1657, in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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John Otis
1581–1657
Margaret
1580–1653
Alice Otis
1604–1657
Johanna Ottis
1612–1612
Margaret Otis
1619–1670
Johanna Ottis
1610–1611
Elizabeth Ottis
1614–1615
Hannah Ottis
1618–1675
John Otis
1622–1684
Anne Otis
1625–1657
Mary Otis
1630–1653

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    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

    1642 · The English Civil War

    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Oates . This name is very common in America, but now rare in Britain.

    History: John Otis emigrated from England in 1631 to Hingham, MA; he had many prominent descendants. His great grandson, James Otis (1725–83), was a Boston lawyer who played a major role in the development of opposition to the British crown and the establishment of the Fourth Amendment. Another descendant was Elisha Graves Otis (1811–61), inventor of the elevator, who was born on his father's farm at Halifax, Windham County, VT.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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