My information on the early BANCROFTs come from a small treatice done in the '30 by a cousin Frank PARKS. Our first Thomas b 1622 (married Alice Bacon and Elizabeth Metcalf) was from Chellaston, England. Our line is from Worchester County, MA starting about 1840's.
THOMAS1 BANCROFT1 was born 1622 in Chellaston,England, and died 1691 in Reading, Essex, MA (Wakefield). He married (1) ALICE BACON 31 Jan 1646/47 in Dedham, MA, daughter of MIGUEL BACON. She was born in Ireland, and died 29 Jan 1647/48 in Dedham MA in childbirth. He married (2) ELIZABETH ELLWYN METCALF 15 Sep 1648 in Lynnfield, MA, daughter of MICHAEL METCALF and SARAH ELLWYN. She was born 04 Oct 1626 in England, and died 01 May 1711 in Lynnfield, MA.
Children of THOMAS BANCROFT and ALICE BACON are:
i. THOMAS2 BANCROFT, b. 14 Jul 1649, Dedham MA; d. 12 Jun 1718, Reading, Essex, MA in the fourth house built inReading by Bancroft; m. SARAH POOLE, 10 Apr 1683, Reading, Essex, MA; b. 1656; d. 20 May 1723, Reading, Essex, MA.
ii. ELIZABETH BANCROFT, b. Dedham, MA; d. 21 Nov 1650.
iii. JOHN BANCROFT.
iv. ELIZABETH BANCROFT, b. 07 Oct 1653.
v. JOHN BANCROFT, b. 03 Mar 1655/56.
vi. SARAH BANCROFT, b. 14 Jan 1656/57; d. 19 Jul 1661, Reading, Essex, MA.
vii. RALPH BANCROFT, b. 20 Aug 1660, Reading, Essex, MA; d. 13 Jul 1661, Reading, Essex, MA.
viii. RAHAM BANCROFT, b. 27 Jun 1662; d. 19 May 1688.
ix. SARAH BANCROFT, b. 01 Apr 1665.
x. EBENEZER BANCROFT, b. 26 Apr 1667, Lynn, MA.
xi. MARY BANCROFT, b. 16 May 1670.
1. Some Ancestors of MOSES BANCROFT & Some of His Descendants, Frank Parks, 1934.