John Youngs

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For the politician, see John E. Youngs.

John Youngs (about 1598 in Reydon, England - February 24, 1672 Southold, New York) was a Puritan minister who founded Southold, New York.


John Youngs was born about 1598 in Reydon, England, the first child of the Reverend Christopher Yonges and his wife Margaret (née Ellwyn). Youngs served as a minister at Hingham, Norfolk, England.

In 1637, John Youngs sailed to Salem, Massachusetts aboard the "Mary Anne", with his second wife Joan (née Harris), his five children, and his stepdaughter Anna Palgrave. The family resided in Salem until October 1640, when they crossed Long Island Sound, coming ashore at what is now Founder's Landing at Peconic Bay. There John Youngs founded Southold, the first permanent English settlement in New York. The Indians called Southold, Yennycock.

Marriages and Children[edit]

  • Joan Herrington (died between 1625 and 1629 in England); married July 25, 1622 in Southwold, England


  • Col. John Youngs (April 10, 1623 in Suffolk, England - April 12, 1698 in Southold, New York), married [1] Mary Gardner; married [2] Anne Wines Nichols Elton Tooker.
  • Capt. Thomas Youngs, (May 1, 1625 in Southwold, England - between April and September 1686 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey).
  • Joan Harris (died before 1639), the widow of Richard Palgrave; married after 1630 in England.


  • Anna Palgrave (Stepdaughter), married Nicholas Woodbury.
  • Mary Youngs (born in England), married Edward Petty.
  • Rachel Youngs (born in England).
  • Joseph Youngs (in England - about April 1675 in Southold, New York), married Sarah Wines.
  • Mary Warren (died 1678 in Southold, New York), married about 1639 in Salem, Massachusetts.


  • Benjamin Youngs (about 1640 in Southold, New York - 1697 in Southold, New York), married Elizabeth.
  • Christopher Youngs (about 1642 in Southold, New York - July 31, 1695 in Southold, New York), married [1] Mary; married [2] Mary Budd.


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