Locke Family Genealogy


Locke
   The surname "Locke" is English: a metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English, Old English loc (‘lock’, ‘fastening’). It's also a topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, a place that could be locked, Middle English loke, Old English loca. Middle English loke also came to be used to denote a barrier, in particular a barrier on a river which could be opened and closed at will, and, by extension, a bridge. The surname may thus also have been a metonymic occupational name for a lock-keeper.
   The family was first found in Peeblesshire, where they were seated from early times. The Coat of Arms is gold with a black cross between two swans. The Crest is another swan. The Motto, "Assiduitate," means "By assiduity, not by sloth."
   Our lineage to this family traces back to WILLIAM LOCKE (b. @ 1559 in Dorset, England). He married a woman named ELIZABETH (b: @ 1565), and they had one daughter we know of, named EDITH LOCKE (b: ABT. 1590 in Bridgeport, St. Mary's, Dorsetshire, England). She married JOHN MACOMBER (b. 1585 in Bridgeport, St. Mary's, Dorsetshire, England). Edith died on 10 MAY 1636 in Bridgeport, St. Mary's, Dorsetshire, England, and is buried at St. Mary's, in Dorsetshire, along with her husband, who died on the sixth of July, 1650, in Bridgeport. But they had a lot of children first...

CHILDREN OF EDITH LOCKE AND JOHN MACOMBER

  • THOMAS MACOMBER b: 12 Sep 1608. No further information.
  • WILLIAM MACOMBER b: @ 25 Mar 1610. Christened at Bridgeport, St. Mary's, Dorsetshire, England.
  • ZEPORAH MACOMBER b: 11 Nov 1611. No further information.
  • JOHN MACOMBER b: 26 Oct 1613. No further information.
  • ALICE MACOMBER b: 23 Nov 1615. No further information.
  • EDMOND MACOMBER b: 24 Aug 1617. No further information.
  • RICHARD MACOMBER b: 3 Dec 1619. No further information.
  • MARIE MACOMBER b: 12 Oct 1621. No further information.
  • THOMAS MACOMBER b: 14 Sep 1623. Family listed below.
  • EDITH MACOMBER b: 27 Dec 1625. No further information.
  • ROBERT MACOMBER b: 2 Dec 1627. No further information.
  • GENEALOGY

    WILLIAM LOCKE (b. @ 1559) married ELIZABETH (b: @ 1565) and begat...

    EDITH LOCKE (b: @. 1590), who married JOHN MACOMBER (b. 1585 ) and begat...

    SARAH MACUMBER (1645 - 1681), who married WILLIAM BRIGGS (b: @1649) and begat...

    JOHN BRIGGS (1680 - 1750), who married HANNAH ROCHET and begat...

    PHINEHAS BRIGGS (1710 - 1754) who married ESTHER FINNEY, and begat...

    PHINEHAS BRIGGS JR. (1750 - 1835) who married SARAH or RHODA WATTLES (1759 - 1845) and begat...

    LEMUEL BRIGGS (b. 1773), who married CONTENT CLINTON and begat...

    POLLY BRIGGS (1811 - 1867) who married DAVID SANDERSON (1804 - 1884) and begat...

    MELISSA SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) who married LABAN HAUSE (1831 - 1906) and begat...

    FRANK HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND (1869 - 1961) and begat...

    CARLISLE HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT (1892 - 1939) who begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) and begat...

    JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).