Reverend Singleton Harpur1

(Trustee) Will24 December 1788Reverend Singleton Harpur, Robert Waller and James Gibney were appointed trustees by the will of William Gerrard dated 24 December 1788 at Dormstown, County Meath. They were tasked, primarily, with holding the lands of Dormstown and managing the execution of the testator's directives for the benefit of his heirs. William's will named his three unmarried daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine, his two natural sons, William and Thomas, his housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, his two married daughters, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds and Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, his granddaughters, Johanna Hinds and Annabella Hinds, his son-in-law, Matthew Hinds, and his three natural daughters, Bridget, Mary and Agnes at Tankardstown.

Our transcription has not altered the content of the abstract, although we have made minimal edits to clarify places with current day spellings and to complete sentences or modify punctuation. Our transcription follows:

I, William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, Gentleman...

     Trustees -- Reverend Singleton Harper of the city of Dublin, Clerk, Robert Waller of Allenstown, County Meath, Esq., and James Gibney of Navan in County Meath, Merchant -- to hold the lands of Dormstown, County Meath, in trust for testator's three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, who are to enjoy the house and lands of Dormstown and to receive the rents and profits thereof equally, and if they marry, as they marry, to have £500, and the last of them to marry, or who is unmarried, to have the house and lands of Dormstown. And on her death, whether married or unmarried, said trustees are to allow testator's two natural sons, William and Thomas, sons of testator's housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, to have the house and rents of Dormstown equally between them for life, and then to their issue male, lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue, said lands are to go to testator's daughter Rebecca Hinds, widow, and to her sons, and failing whom to testator's daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, testator's residuary legatees, and the survivor or survivors of them

     Legacy to testator's daughter Sarah Hinds, which is not to be in the control of Matthew Hinds, her present husband, or any after taken husband, and at her death to go to her children

     Legacy to testator's son-in-law Matthew Hinds

     Legacy to testator's two granddaughters Johanna and Annabella Hinds

     Testator leaves his dwelling house and 30 acres of land at Tankardstown, County Meath, to his housekeeper Mary Glascum, and if the lease thereof expires before she dies, then she is to have an annuity of £20

     Legacies to Bridget, Mary and Agnes, three daughters of the said Mary Glascum

     Testator leaves the lands of Tankardstown (subject as aforesaid), Betaghstown, and Castlemartin, all in County Meath, to his daughter Sarah Hinds

     Residue to Testator's three daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

     Executors -- Daughters Rebecca Hinds and Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

Dated 24 December 1788 and witnessed by William Dickson, David Thompson and Michael Gibney.2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1725] William Gerrard will (24 December 1788), Abstract of the Will of William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, Ireland Ms. 654, "Abstracts of wills of Thomas and William Gerrard", received with great joy and many thanks from a fellow Gerrard researcher who received them from the National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office in Dublin. LHB Computer Files, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Abstract of the 1788 Will of William Gerrard.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, William Gerrard, will dated 24 December 1788, probated 11 January 1794. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Hannah Harrington1

Marriage*She married Eleazer Hammond.1

Family

Eleazer Hammond
Child1.Hannah Hammond+1 b. 1704

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."

Anna Harris1

b. 25 September 1712
Father*Isaac Harris2 d. b 30 Oct 1738
Mother*Jane Cooke2 b. 16 Mar 1688/89, d. 8 Feb 1716/17
Birth*25 September 1712Anne Harris was born on 25 September 1712 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*14 January 1735/36She married Deacon Joseph Leach, son of Benjamin Leach and Hepzibah Washburn, on 14 January 1735/36 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3

Family

Deacon Joseph Leach b. 9 Oct 1705
Child1.Benjamin Leach+1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 132. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 236.

Anne Harris1

d. circa 1760
Marriage*She married Robert Burrowes, son of Thomas Burrowes and Mary ______.1
(Wife) Deathcirca 1729Anne became a widow when Robert Burrowes died circa 1729.1
Marriage*circa 1729She married second circa 1729 Thomas Burrowes, son of Alexander Burrowes and Mary ______, and 1st cousin of her first husband Robert.1
Death*circa 1760She died circa 1760.1

Family 1

Robert Burrowes d. c 1729
Children1.Thomas Burrowes+1 d. Apr 1764
2.James Burrowes1 b. 1721
3.Robert Burrowes1

Family 2

Thomas Burrowes b. c 1700, d. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Arthur Harris1

Marriage*20 May 1741He married Bethia Hayward, daughter of Deacon Thomas Hayward and Bethia Brett, on 20 May 1741 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Bethia Hayward b. 22 Sep 1715, d. 29 Aug 1778

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Arthur Harris1,2

Residence*1640Arthur was one of the original purchasers and proprietors of Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, and among the first settlers in West Bridgewater. He was at Duxbury as early as 1640.2

Family

Children1.James Harris2
2.Martha Harris+2,1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Snell, pages 295-300. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Harris, pages 171-174.

Elizabeth Harris1

b. 7 September 1669, d. after 25 January 1693/94
Father*John Harris1
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Birth*7 September 1669Elizabeth Harris was born on 7 September 1669 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*25 September 1688She married, as his first wife, Joshua Gee, son of Peter Gee and Grace ______, on 25 September 1688 in Boston.1
Death*after 25 January 1693/94She died after 25 January 1693/94 in Boston.1

Family

Joshua Gee b. c 1667, d. b 11 Mar 1722/23

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 144-153. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Isaac Harris1

d. before 30 October 1738
Marriage*27 March 1707He married Jane Cooke of Plymouth, daughter of Caleb Cooke and Jane ______, on 27 March 1707 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Death*before 30 October 1738He died before 30 October 1738 in Bridgewater.3

Family

Jane Cooke b. 16 Mar 1688/89, d. 8 Feb 1716/17
Child1.Anna Harris+1 b. 25 Sep 1712

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 132. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 159.
  3. [S1133] Gale Ion Harris, "Arthur Harris of Duxbury, Bridgewater, and Boston, Massachusetts with an Account of His Apparent Grandson Thomas Harris of Plainfield, Connecticut", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 159, pages 261-273 and pages 350-359 (July and October 2005): page 351. Hereinafter cited as "Arthur Harris of Duxbury, Bridgewater and Boston."

James Harris1

Father-Possible*Arthur Harris1
Marriage*14 February 1692/93He married first Elizabeth Bailey, daughter of Guido Bailey and Elizabeth ______, on 14 February 1692/93 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*11 March 1695/96He married second Elizabeth Fry in 11 March 1695/96 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Land Records22 October 1697 On 22 October 1697 James and Elizabeth Harris of Bridgewater sold land in Bridgewater to Jacob Leonard of Taunton.5

Family 1

Elizabeth Bailey

Family 2

Elizabeth Fry

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Harris, pages 171-174. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume 2, page 159. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Harris, pages 171-174, noting her surname as IRISH and a marriage year of 1696. The only second marriage found for a James Harris in the Bridgewater records or in the Torrey source was to Elizabeth FRY in 1696.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume 2, page 157, his surname spelled "Haris."
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

John Harris1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.1

Family

Elizabeth ______
Child1.Elizabeth Harris1 b. 7 Sep 1669, d. a 25 Jan 1693/94

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 144-153. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Levi H. Harris1

ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Marriage*He married Abigail Bolton, daughter of John Bolton and Cynthia Chamberlain.1

Family

Abigail Bolton b. 2 Oct 1814, d. 27 May 1843

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Martha Harris1

Father*Arthur Harris2,1
Marriage*She married Thomas Snell.1,2

Family

Thomas Snell
Children1.Josiah Snell+1 b. 5 May 1674, d. 4 Apr 1753
2.Amos Snell+1 b. 18 May 1678
3.Martha Snell+1 b. 8 Oct 1692

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Snell, pages 295-300. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Harris, pages 171-174.

Richard Harris1

Marriage*He married Lucy Smith.1

Family

Lucy Smith
Child1.Captain Richard Harris1 b. 16 Mar 1735, d. bt 1769 - 1773

Citations

  1. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historic and Genealogical Register Volumes 106, 107 and 108 (1952-1954): Volume 108, pages 22-24. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."

Captain Richard Harris1

b. 16 March 1735, d. between 1769 and 1773
Father*Richard Harris1
Mother*Lucy Smith1
Baptism*16 March 1735Captain Richard Harris was baptized on 16 March 1735 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*2 November 1760He married Mary Whittemore, daughter of Daniel Whittemore and Jane Appleton, on 2 November 1760 in New London.1
Death*between 1769 and 1773He died between 1769 and 1773.1

Family

Mary Whittemore b. 29 Aug 1739, d. 19 May 1793

Citations

  1. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historic and Genealogical Register Volumes 106, 107 and 108 (1952-1954): Volume 108, pages 22-24. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."

William Harris Esq.1

d. 22 September 1721
Marriage*11 April 1695He married Sarah Crisp, daughter of Richard Crisp and Sarah ______, on 11 April 1695 in Brattle Street Church, Boston.1,2
Occupation*His was a rich and influential merchant in Boston and Treasurer of Brattle Street Church.1
Death*22 September 1721He died on 22 September 1721.1,2

Family

Sarah Crisp b. 15 Sep 1672, d. 24 Apr 1744

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Mary Hart1,2

b. 24 August 1653, d. 2 July 1731
Birth*24 August 1653Mary Hart was born on 24 August 1653 in Maresfield, East Sussex County, England,1,3
Baptism2 September 1653 and was baptized on 2 September 1653 in Horsted-Keynes, Sussex County.4
Marriage*28 January 1672/73She married first Richard Linvill, son of Thomas Linville and Elizabeth Wickersham, on 28 January 1672/73 in Maresfield, Sussex County.5,1
Religion*Mary and Richard Linvill were Quakers.6
(Wife) Death1 July 1682Mary became a widow when Richard Linvill died on 1 July 1682 either at sea, on the family's voyage to America, or almost immediately after their arrival in Pennsylvania. The Quaker ship Amity arrived on 8 August 1682.7,8,9
Marriage*1684She married second, as his first wife, Thomas Baldwin in 1684 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage16 December 1684She married second, as his first wife, Thomas Baldwin in 16 December 1684 in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.10
Death1713She died in 1713 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.10
(Wife) Death1731Mary became a widow for the second time when Thomas Baldwin died in 1731.1

Family 1

Richard Linvill b. 1654, d. 1 Jul 1682
Children1.John Linvill9
2.Thomas Linvill9

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Baldwin, pages 471-473. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Linvill, Memorial# 132998084. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Hart) Linville, Memorial# 132931272.
  4. [S1471] Horsted Keynes, County of Sussex, transcript of the parish registers : baptisms, marriages & burials, 1638-1837, with index. Typescript (photocopy), 1973-1974. Also available on FHL Film# 1364158, Item 9, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, page 6, her surname spelled "Hartt". Hereinafter cited as Horsted Keynes, Sussex, baptisms, marriages & burials, 1638-1837, with index.
  5. [S1488] Frank Leeson and Sussex Family History Group, Sussex marriage index, 1538-1837. Microfilm copy of originals at the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester, England. "This index includes the parish register entries for marriages in all Sussex parishes, and also all surviving marriage licence records from the Chichester Episcopal records and those of the Peculiars in the diocese. It also includes all Quaker marriages in the county; over 1000 marriages of Sussex parties performed at the Fleet in London, 1667-1754; and many Sussex 'stray' marriages from parishes outside the county." Includes the "main series" which contains the indexes to the majority of Sussex parishes, and the "Top Up series" containing indexes for a smaller group of parishes. When searching for marriages, searching both series of indexes is suggested. Some cards contain dates of marriages that go beyond 1837, some as late as 1908: Film# 2220416; on 108 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Sussex marriage index, 1538-1837.
  6. [S1412] Alice Eichholz, A second visit with the Linvilles. Richard Linville (ca.1652-1684), Quaker son of Thomas Linvill and Elizabeth Wickersham, emigrated with his wife Mary, from England to Chester, Pennsylvania in 1684 (he died almost immediately after arrival). His widow married Thomas Baldwin of New Jersey in 1684. Descendants and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kansas and elsewhere. Includes genealogical data about Linville and Wickersham ancestry in England to 1600 A.D. Includes Index. (Shenorock, New York: A. Eichholz, c1976). Hereinafter cited as A second visit with the Linvilles.
  7. [S1412] Alice Eichholz, A second visit with the Linvilles, reporting he died almost immediately after arriving in Chester, Pennsylvania.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Linvill, Memorial# 132998084, reporting he died on 01 July 1682.
  9. [S1410] Charles Cander Baldwin, The Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: The Leader Printing Company, 1881), page 744. Hereinafter cited as The Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881.
  10. [S1476] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, online at www.familysearch.org, submitted by Scott Joseph Callahan, with no contact information provided. Warning: Much of the information provided in the ongoing FamilySearch Pedigree Research File program has proven to be incorrect, and therefore we consider the program to be unreliable. We have sometimes found it useful, however, in identifying clues for further research. Unless additional sources been offered, this entry is a clue only, and has not yet been verified and should not be considered accurate. Hereinafter cited as FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File.

Polly Hart1

d. 1813
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*10 August 1810She married, as his first wife, William Heaton, son of Jonah Heaton and Elizabeth ______, about 10 August 1810 in Virginia. The estimated year of their marriage is based upon the year William would have come of age and the reported date of the birth of their first child.2
Children*She probably gave birth to one child, a daughter Elizabeth, before her death.3
Death*1813She died in 1813 in Ohio.3

Family

William Heaton b. 3 Mar 1789, d. 12 Sep 1849

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 328-329, noting a date of marriage that would have had him at age 1. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 328-329, noting their date of marriage as 8 October 1790 however, on that date, William would have been just one year old.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 328-329.

Martha Hartshorn1

b. 11 January 1695/96
Father*Timothy Hartshorn
Mother*Martha Eaton b. 21 Feb 1668
Birth*11 January 1695/96Martha Hartshorn was born on 11 January 1695/96 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*2 January 1716/17Martha Hartshorn married first Francis Nurse, son of Francis Nurse and Sarah Cragin Tarbell, on 2 January 1716/17 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Wife) Death15 May 1733Martha became a widow when Francis Nurse died on 15 May 1733.1
Administration*18 June 1733Administration of the estate of Francis Nurse of Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), husbandman, was granted to Martha Nurse, his widow, on 18 June 1733, with Ebenezer Walcott and Nathaniel Stow being her sureties. The homestead of 80 acres, including his mother's thirds, was valued at 500 pounds, and he had a personal estate of 212 pounds. Martha Nurse presented a first account on 14 Mar 1734/5.2
Marriage*24 February 1736/37Martha Nurse married second Edward Putman of Middleton on 24 February 1736/37 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Estate26 January 1743 The remarried "Martha Putnam formerly Martha Nurse," presented a second accounting of the estate of Francis Nurse, deceased, on 26 Jan 1743. On 28 Mar 1743, two-thirds of the real estate was ordered assigned and distributed to Jonathan and Timothy Nurse, sons of Francis, and Jonathan was to pay to Timothy 68 pounds12:3 pence and to his sister, Sarah Nurse, 71:12:3 as her full share. In 1746, the "widow's dower", probably that of the children's grandmother, Sarah Nurse, had been added and was appraised at 499 pounds, and in 1748, real estate "formerly" set off to his "Widow now also Deceased", presumably Martha Putnam, was also to be divided.2

Family 1

Francis Nurse b. 3 Jan 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
Children1.Martha Nurse1 b. 27 Feb 1717, d. 13 May 1718
2.Jonathan Nurse1 b. 26 Aug 1719
3.Martha Nurse1 b. 13 Mar 1721/22
4.Timothy Nurse1 b. 17 Mar 1723/24
5.Sarah Nurse1 b. 21 Jun 1726
6.Caleb Nurse1 b. 17 Dec 1728, d. 4 Sep 1729
7.Daniel Nurse1 b. 1732

Family 2

Edward Putman

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, Nurse, pages 62-78. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Mary Hartshorn1

Marriage*19 December 1732She married John Hooper, son of Thomas Hooper and Elizabeth Richards, on 19 December 1732 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

John Hooper b. 27 Dec 1708, d. b 8 Jan 1762
Children1.Elizabeth Hooper1 b. 5 Aug 1733, d. 13 Nov 1733
2.Mary Hooper1 b. 2 May 1735, d. b 12 Aug 1749
3.John Hooper1 b. 30 May 1736, d. 5 Nov 1756
4.Elizabeth Hooper1 b. 19 Feb 1741
5.Chloe Hooper1 b. 12 Oct 1742
6.Asa Hooper1 b. 12 Mar 1745
7.David Hooper1 b. 7 Apr 1747
8.Mary Hooper1 b. 12 Aug 1749
9.Ezekiel Hooper1 b. 15 Dec 1752

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Rachel Hartshorn1

Marriage*10 August 1734She married, as his second wife, Samuel Copp on 10 August 1734 in Walpole, Suffolk County.1

Family

Samuel Copp b. 15 Apr 1671, d. 7 May 1740

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Timothy Hartshorn

Marriage*26 December 1685He married Martha Eaton, daughter of John Eaton and Elizabeth Kendall, on 26 December 1685 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Martha Eaton b. 21 Feb 1668
Child1.Martha Hartshorn+ b. 11 Jan 1695/96

Citations

  1. [S593] Bev Esson, who is a descendant of Martha Eaton's sister Tabitha, "Martha Eaton and Timothy Hartshorn Information," e-mail message from "Esson Family" <e-mail address> to LHB, 13 Jun 2009. Hereinafter cited as "Martha Eaton and Timothy Hartshorn."

Jonas Hartwell

Occupation*1831Jonas Hartwell was a yeoman in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and was appointed Administrator of the estate of John Bolton (the Nephew) in the fall of 1831.1
(Administrator) Administration3 October 1831In a letter to Justice Wilkes Wood dated 3 October 1831, John E. Howard wrote that he was the guardian of the deceased John Bolton's father, Joseph Bolton Jr.. Stating also that the deceased John Bolton died without issue, John E. Howard requested that Jonas Hartwell, a selectman of West Bridgewater, be appointed Administrator of John Bolton's estate.2
(Administrator) Administration4 October 1831The estate of John Bolton of West Bridgewater, who died intestate, was opened for probate on 4 October 1831 in East Bridgewater. Jonas Hartwell was appointed Administrator by Wilkes Wood Esq., Judge of the Probate of Wills, and for granting Letters of Administration, and Hartwell paid a Surety Bond of $200 with Benjamin B. Howard and Libbeus Packard as witnesses.1
(Administrator) Inventory3 April 1832The initial Inventory of the estate of John Bolton, late of West Bridgewater, was filed with Justice Wilkes Wood on 3 April 1832 in East Bridgewater. It had been completed by appraisers Nathan Alger Jr., George W. Lathrop and Stillman Alger and sworn to by Administrator Jonas Hartwell. The initial inventory of the estate was valued at $239.89 and included personal and household items in addition to notes of loans, with interest, against three individuals: Willis Alger, Nathan Alger and John Willis owed the deceased $150.59, $29.75 and $25.32 respectively.1
(Administrator) Final Accounting2 April 1833One year later, on 2 April 1833, a second and possibly final Inventory and Expenses of the estate of John Bolton, was submitted by Administrator Jonas Hartwell and filed with Probate Justice Wilkes Wood in East Bridgewater. New items totaling $162.14 had been added to the $239.89 value of the initial inventory making the total value of his estate $402.03 before expenses. $150.00 and $10.00 had been received from the estates of Nathan Alger and Abiezer Alger Esq. respectively, interest received totaled $2.00 and there was $.14 cash in hand. The Administrator requested and received allowance in the amount of $137.72 for the following estate expenses: $5.16 in funeral charges, $34.50 for the deceased's last sickness, $20.11 paid to Dr. Caleb Swan, $6.47 paid to Dr. Noah Whitman, $1.70 in expenses for appraising the estate, $12.28 lost in the sale of the personal estate, $1.00 paid to Charles Hayden, $15.00 for a pair of gravestones and $41.50 for settling the estate.

The net value of the estate, after expenses, in 1833 was $264.31 which in today's dollars (2009) would be about $6,830. No mention of a wife, children or family members were found in the probate papers nor was there any indication of how the closing amount was disbursed.1

Citations

  1. [S781] John Bolton of West Bridgewater, Probate file# 2218, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, found among "Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967", Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County) microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels. Includes Index. Papers on multiple films, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 550911, Book 61, page 440; FHL Film# 555259, Book 68, page 253; FHL Film# 555261, Book 72, pages 146-147; FHL Film# 555262, Book 74, pages 107-108. Hereinafter cited as John Bolton Probate file# 2218.
  2. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film# 2426726, Probate# 2218. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.

Nathan Hartwell1

Father*Samuel Hartwell1
Marriage*16 October 1746He married first Susanna Field, daughter of Richard Field and Susanna Waldo, on 16 October 1746 in Bridgewater.1,2
(Husband) Death6 August 1758Nathan became a widower when Susanna (Field) Hartwell died on 6 August 1758.1,3
Marriage*20 August 1761He married second Betty Cushman on 20 August 1761 in Halifax.1,4

Family 1

Susanna Field b. 8 May 1725, d. 6 Aug 1758

Family 2

Betty Cushman

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 172-173. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume 2, page 130. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume 2, page 480.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume 2, page 161, her name recorded as "Bettie."

Samuel Hartwell1

Family

Child1.Nathan Hartwell1

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 172-173. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.

Sarah Hartwell1

b. circa 1724, d. 27 June 1817
Birth*circa 1724Sarah Hartwell was born circa 1724 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*25 December 1746She married Joseph Carver, son of Joseph Carver and Elizabeth Snow, on 25 December 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*27 June 1817She died on 27 June 1817 in Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island.1

Family

Joseph Carver b. 23 Mar 1727, d. 23 Dec 1786

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Experience Harvey1

RelationshipGreat-grandmother of John Bolton
Marriage*1668She married her cousin Thomas Harvey in 1668.1

Family

Thomas Harvey b. c 1643, d. 1726
Child1.Mary Harvey+1 b. c 1679, d. 1756

Citations

  1. [S613] Oscar Jewell Harvey, The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon and Jameson; and notes on many other families, together with numerous biographical sketches (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Harvey, 1899), Digital version, microreproduction of original filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah in 1977, Part I, pages 41-42. Hereinafter cited as The Harvey Book.

Experience Harvey1

Marriage*20 January 1708/9She married Elisha Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Hannah Willis, on 20 January 1708/9 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Elisha Hayward b. 1674
Children1.Elisha Hayward+1 b. 3 May 1710
2.Experience Hayward1 b. 3 May 1710
3.Hannah Hayward1 b. 2 Jul 1711
4.Tabitha Hayward+1 b. 26 Jul 1714
5.Abner Hayward+1 b. 26 Jul 1714, d. 1796

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 170. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Hannah Harvey1

b. 18 August 1715, d. 28 March 1756
Birth*18 August 1715Hannah Harvey was born on 18 August 1715 at Kennet, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*10 June 1741She married, as his second wife, Jacob Way, son of Robert Way and Hannah Hickman, on 10 June 1741 in Chester County.3
Death*28 March 1756She died on 28 March 1756, probably at Kennet, Chester County, at age 40.4

Family

Jacob Way

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Way, pages 756-757. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Harvey, pages 590-591, the date written as "6, 18, 1715" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Way, pages 756-757, the date written as "4, 10, 1741" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Mary Harvey1

b. circa 1679, d. 1756
RelationshipGrandmother of John Bolton
Father*Thomas Harvey2 b. c 1643, d. 1726
Mother*Experience Harvey2
Birth*circa 1679Mary Harvey was most likely born circa 1679 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3
Marriage*21 June 1716She married Nathaniel Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Fobes, on 21 June 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,1,5
Death*1756She died in 1756.1

Family

Nathaniel Hayward b. 14 Apr 1690, d. 23 Feb 1755
Children1.Mary Hayward4,1
2.Nathaniel Hayward+4,1 b. 1719, d. 9 Nov 1780
3.Experience Hayward4,1 b. 1719, d. 1809
4.Simeon Hayward4,1
5.Silence Hayward+4,1 d. b 1782
6.Elizabeth Hayward+4,6,1 b. c 1726, d. 10 Nov 1801
7.Dorcas Hayward4,1 b. 30 Jan 1727, d. 12 Jun 1756

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S613] Oscar Jewell Harvey, The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon and Jameson; and notes on many other families, together with numerous biographical sketches (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Harvey, 1899), Digital version, microreproduction of original filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah in 1977, Part I, pages 41-42. Hereinafter cited as The Harvey Book.
  3. [S613] Oscar Jewell Harvey, The Harvey Book, Part II, Genealogies, Harvey, pages 41-42.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 174. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [S613] Oscar Jewell Harvey, The Harvey Book, Part II, Genealogies, Harvey, page 42.

Nathaniel Harvey Jr.1,2

Marriage*20 March 1766He married Betty Hayward, daughter of Samuel Hayward and Susanna Edson, on 20 March 1766 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Betty Hayward

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 169. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.