Deacon Maximilian Jewett was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, baptized Oct. 4th, 1607. He with his wife Ann, and his brother Joseph sailed from Hull, England in 1638 in the ship John, with a colony under the leadership of Rev. Ezekiel Rogers. They arrived at Boston about the first of December, 1638, spent the winter in Salem, and in the spring of 1639 founded the town of Rowley, Mass.
Jeremiah Jewett, son of Joseph, was brought to this country by his father in 1638. He married in Rowley, Mass., May 1, 1661, Sarah Dickinson, daughter of Thomas and Janet Dickinson. She was bom in Rowley Oct. 16, 1664, and died Jan. 30, 1723-4.” They made their home in Ipswich near the Rowley line. He was one of the soldiers from Ipswich in King Philip’s War, and died here on May 20, 1714. Generations of the Jewett family made their homes on upper High Street, and the area near the Rowley town line came to be known as Ipswich Village. Read more at History and genealogy of the Jewetts of America.
285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809)-Daniel Nourse, a farmer, bought the property in 1790 and built the present house in 1809. This was the home of John W. Nourse, farmer, civil engineer, and local historian who uncovered hundreds of Native American artifacts in his fields. The Nourse family cemetery is located nearby. A milestone from the Old Bay Road is in the basement wall. This is one of the finest Federal-era houses in Ipswich Village and has fallen into decay through neglect. … Continue reading 285 High Street, the Daniel Nourse house (1809)→
The following images, and text were provided by the Rowley Historical Society in 1977, with much of text written by Ruth S. Gardner, and is available online through the Massachusetts Historical Commission site (MACRIS).
20 thoughts on “Homes of the Jewetts”
Hi Gordon, interesting history and great pics, particularly the Moses Jewett House on 307 High Street. So when’s your next walking tour???
I’ll include a short walking tour after our slideshow program at the Ipswich Library on Saturday May 20
Can you tell me which house my descendants Andrew and Sarah(Houstin) Hidden lived? They had 12 children, lived in Rowley, about 1649.
Long gone…there are few houses left from that decade
Hello my name is Beth Jewett.The only jewett I know was my grandfather I’d love to find out who I am and if anyone was related to Clifford I know my other side very well .But the jewett side is a mystery to me.wondering if anyone had info on him our family my family history is very important.
Clifford Jewet was my grandfathers brother. My grand fathers name was
Arthur George Jewett.
I’m descended from Maximilian’s brother Joseph and I live in So. Maine, only 40 minutes from Rowley, you’ve inspired me to come back more often!
Would love to know more about any tours or history talks on the early days there, Thanks, Clay Feeter
For decades, I lived just up the road in Bradford, MA.
My father was, for many years of his life, a director and eventually President of the Jewett Family of America, Inc., then of Rowley, MA, now of Lexington, VA [ http://jewett.org ].
Some genealogical material is available at the Haverhill Public Library in Haverhill, MA, as well as at the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, MA [ https://www.pem.org ].
Any genealogical inquiries should be addressed to Carri Cole, JFA Historian – 3444 Lincoln St – Highland, IN 46322-2109.
I can clearly chart my lineage all the way back to the ship John and the brothers Maximilian and Joseph when they left England.
Wow, this is amazing! Thank you for so diligently providing this information. Maximilian Jewett was my 10th great-grandfather. I hope to be able to visit Ipswich this fall.
Maximilian Jewett is also my Great (?) Grandfather! I would also love to visit Ipswich.
Macmillan Jewett was my great great great great grandfather and left East Riding in Yorkshire with his brother to sail to America on the St John ship in circa 1600 or so.
WE are part of Joseph’s family tree. Thank you for the good info on houses. We plan to do that tour soon.
That sounds fun! Just in case you or any other Jewett is interested, there is a Facebook page titled ‘Descendants of Jewett family from Rowley that settled on the Merrimack’. It’s a really great group with all types of interesting info about our ancestors. Happy New Year to you cousin!
I will be traveling to Rowley in May and am so excited to learn more about our family history. I am 11x’s great grand-daughter of Maximilian Jewett. Is there a place to start? Is there someone there in Rowley or a family member that we may contact who might be able to show us around?
You can try posting to the Rowley Historical Society on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/rowleyhistory/
My name is Phillip Hunt and I am descended from the Hon Nehemiah Jewett….I’m from NH and come to Ipswich often….
I would like to find out more about the two Jewett mariners below and will contact the genealogist above.
Richard Dummer Jewett who was on the privateer Decatur and imprisoned in Bridgetown in 1813.
Captain Purchase Jewett born in 1801 and who moved to Gloucester for a few years.
Are their homes still standing in Ipswich/Rowley?
Looking for John Rogers Jewett died 1815 . He sailed on the Boston with Captain Salter and was stranded in Nootka Village for several years.
Hello. My great grandmother was Emma Jewett (Vermont). Does anyone know if there were slave owners in Jewett family?