Huldah Leonard1

b. 11 June 1738
Father*Benjamin Leonard1 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Mother*Mary Cudworth1 b. 14 Nov 1702, d. 5 Nov 1778
Baptism*11 June 1738Huldah Leonard was baptized on 11 June 1738 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [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# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Isaac Leonard1,2

b. circa 1650, d. between 10 December 1717 and 9 March 1719/20
Father*Solomon Leonard1,2,3 b. c 1610, d. b 1 May 1671
Mother*Sarah Chandler1,2 b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Birth*circa 1650Isaac Leonard was born circa 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,4,1
Marriage*circa 1675He married Deliverance Ames, daughter of William Ames and Hannah ______, circa 1675 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.5,6
King Philip's War*1675 In 1675 Isaac took part in the Narragansett Expedition during King Philip's War, and in 1733 his son Isaac Leonard of Bridgewater claimed a grant for his father's service.1
Land Records*10 May 1677 On 10 May 1677 Samuel deeded land to his brother Isaac Leonard. Their brothers John, Jacob and Solomon were mentioned in the deed.4
(Father-Possible) Research OpinionConsidering all the "coincidences" which connect Bridgewater William Leonard's activities with the Bridgewater Leonards (especially if, as this researcher believes, coincidence is truly "the messenger of truth") it is suggested at this point in our research that William Leonard of Bridgewater was a descendant of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater. Solomon's 4th son Isaac Leonard (c1650-c1717) and his wife Deliverance Ames are the strongest and sadly, through a process of elimination, the only candidates currently being considered as William's parents.7,8
Land Records*Isaac Leonard of Bridgewater and his wife Deliverance sold land with dwelling and barn in Bridgewater to Samuel Chandler, also of Bridgewater. Their transaction was dated 29 February 1705/6, but likely should have been dated either 28 February or 01 March of that year.1
Residence*27 March 1717Isaac owned land in Mendon and Worcester and was of Bridgewater when he transferred Worcester land, his wife Deliverance consenting, on 27 March 1717. On 5 April 1717, their son Benjamin Leonard attested he saw Isaac sign the deed which was recorded on 10 December 1717.1
Land Transfer*5 April 1717 On 5 April 1717, and acknowledged on 10 December 1717, Isaac Leonard gave his son Joseph Leonard his homestead in Bridgewater, on the condition that Isaac have lifetime use.1
Death*between 10 December 1717 and 9 March 1719/20He died between 10 December 1717 and 9 March 1719/20 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Research Notes* No Plymouth County probate or land records were found to connect Deliverance as their probable daughter.1

Family

Deliverance Ames b. 6 Dec 1653
Children1.Isaac Leonard+1,2
2.William Leonard+7
3.Hannah Leonard+1,2 b. 15 Mar 1679/80, d. 22 Apr 1753
4.Deliverance Leonard d. b 1703;

The Chilton source positioned Deliverance as the probable daughter of Isaac Leonard and his wife Deliverance. The source noted, however, that no Plymouth County probate or land records were found to connect them1,2
5.Joseph Leonard+1,2
6.Benjamin Leonard+1,2 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749

Citations

  1. [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# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #5., Isaac Leonard (Solomon), pages 44-45. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24, stating possibly the daughter of William and Hannah Ames born Braintree 12 mo. 6th 1653.
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461, noting date before 1680 in Bridgewater. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  7. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Santa Barbara, California).
  8. [S1229] Jacqueline Winspear, Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Kindle Edition downloaded from Amazon at www.amazon.com. (New York, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006). Hereinafter cited as Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries).

Isaac Leonard1,2

Father*Isaac Leonard1,2 b. c 1650, d. bt 10 Dec 1717 - 9 Mar 1719/20
Mother*Deliverance Ames1,2 b. 6 Dec 1653
Birth*Isaac Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.1,2
Marriage*16 April 1701He married, as her second husband, Mary Randall "of North Purchase", daughter of Guido Bailey and Elizabeth ______, on 16 April 1701 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5
Land Records*1702Isaac Leonard Jr. of Bridgewater, Plymouth County, bought land in Taunton "North Purchase", Bristol County in 1702 although it is unclear when they moved there.6
Land Records*1716 In 1716 Isaac Leonard of Taunton received rights in iron ore from his brother-in-law Nathaniel Manley, also of Taunton.7
Land Records1720He was living in North Purchase, Taunton, in 1713 and in 1720 when he bought land there and was of Norton "east precinct" in 1722/23 when he purchased land in Easton, Bristol County.6
Land RecordsMarch 1725/26Isaac Leonard of Easton and his wife Mary sold their home lot with dwelling in Easton in March 1725/26 and moved to Pomfret, Connecticut.6
Land Records*9 September 1727Isaac Leonard of Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, sold two tracts in Easton on 9 September 1727 and Isaac "late of Easton now of Pomfret CT" sold his share in an iron mine in Easton on 4 January 1729, the deed acknowledged on 19 March 1730/31.6
(Brother) Land Records8 April 1728 On 8 April 1728Isaac's brother, Joseph Leonard of Bridgewater, bought land bounded on the south by Isaac's land in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut.8
Residence*1731Isaac Leonard Sr., Isaac Leonard Jr., David Leonard and Thomas Leonard were listed as inhabitants of Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1731.6
Land Grant*1733 In 1733 Isaac Leonard of Bridgewater claimed a grant for his father's participation in the Narragansett Expedition of 1675 during King Philip's War.1
Land Trade*1732/33Isaac was in Pomfret in 1732/33 when he traded land with a Joseph Leonard who is suspected by this researcher of having been either Isaac's brother Joseph Leonard or Joseph's son Joseph Leonard.9
(Neighbor) Land Records9 January 1732/33Isaac, whose land had bounded his brother Joseph's land, became a neighbor with his son Isaac Jr. when, on 9 January 1732/33 Joseph Leonard of Pomfret sold to Isaac Leonard Jr. of Pomfret "the farm whereon I now live" bounded by land of "my brother Isaac Leonard". The deed was witnessed by Isaac Leonard, Joseph's brother who was also Isaac Jr.'s father and neighbor.8
Religion*after 1734 After 1734 Isaac Leonard, Joseph Leonard and Hannah (Jennings) Leonard were admitted to the Second Church, Pomfret.6
Land Records2 February 1736/37In a deed signed on 2 February 1736/37 Isaac Leonard, "late of Pomfret" was now resident in Worcester shire in York government" when he sold his holdings in Pomfret.10
Research Notes* The Mayflower Chilton source reported finding no further records in Connecticut for Isaac Leonard or sons David Leonard and Thomas Leonard.6

Citations

  1. [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# 18, Isaac Leonard, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #5., Isaac Leonard (Solomon), pages 44-45. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, indicating her maiden name as "Gurney", although with some uncertainty.
  4. [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 315. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [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), Bailey, pages 107-108. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 66, Hannah Leonard, pages 64-65.
  8. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 68, Joseph Leonard, pages 65-66.
  9. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, identifying the Joseph in the trade as only "a Joseph Leonard". This researcher has taken the liberty of suggesting Joseph and Isaac Leonard were brothers or that Joseph was the son of Isaac's brother Joseph.
  10. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, noting that "Worcester shire in York government" has not been surely located though Westchester, New York has been suggested.
  11. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, noting that listed as inhabitants of Pomfret, Connecticut in 1731 were Isaac Leonard Sr. and Jr., David Leonard and Thomas Leonard.

Isaac Leonard Jr.1

Father-Probable*Isaac Leonard2
Mother-Probable*Mary Bailey2
Residence*1731Isaac Leonard Sr., Isaac Leonard Jr., David Leonard and Thomas Leonard were listed as inhabitants of Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1731.1
Land Records*9 January 1732/33 On 9 January 1732/33 Isaac Leonard Jr. of Pomfret purchased from his uncle Joseph Leonard of Pomfret "the farm whereon I now live" bounded by land of "my brother Isaac Leonard". The deed was witnessed by Isaac Leonard, Joseph's brother who was also Isaac Jr.'s father and neighbor.3

Citations

  1. [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# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 65, Isaac Leonard, pages 63-64, noting that listed as inhabitants of Pomfret, Connecticut in 1731 were Isaac Leonard Sr. and Jr., David Leonard and Thomas Leonard.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 68, Joseph Leonard, pages 65-66.

Jacob Leonard1,2

b. circa 1647, d. between 9 May 1717 and 19 December 1717
Father*Solomon Leonard1,2 b. c 1610, d. b 1 May 1671
Mother*Sarah Chandler1,2 b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Birth*circa 1647Jacob Leonard was born circa 1647 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,1,2
Marriage-Possible*Whether or not Jacob married before his marriage to Susanna King is not known and the question is answered as "unlikely" in the Chilton Mayflower source. The Leonard Memorial source stated it was "supposed" he married first Phebe Chandler about the time he came of age and possibly in Weymouth. The Mayflower source also discounted the birth of a son Joseph to the first marriage stating that Jacob's will did not mention a son Joseph even though the purported son was living and having physical problems. The source further noted it as "much more likely he is the known son" of Jacob's brother John Leonard.4,5,6
King Philip's War*1676Jacob served in King Philip's War in 1676.4
(Brother) Land Records10 May 1677Brothers John Leonard, Jacob Leonard and Solomon Leonard were also mentioned in the deed dated 10 May 1677 when their eldest brother Samuel Leonard deeded land to another brother Isaac Leonard.1
Marriage*circa 1680He married, possibly second, Susanna King, daughter of Samuel King and Experience Phillips, circa 1680.2,7
Residence*1693Jacob was in Weymouth by 1679, apparently then with his wife and family in Worcester by 1684. They returned to Bridgewater from which he was warned out in 1693.4
Land Records*22 October 1697 On 22 October 1697 Jacob Leonard of Taunton purchased land in Bridgewater from James and Elizabeth Harris of Bridgewater.4
Land Records*1713Jacob Leonard of Hingham purchased land in Bridgewater from Nathaniel Allen of Bridgewater in 1713. The Mayflower source described the deed as "worn" and reported the grantor's name as Nathan rather than Nathaniel. A review of the deed itself, on microfilm, confirms his name as Nathaniel.4,8
Will*14 December 1716Jacob wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater leaving land in Worcester to his two eldest daughters, Abigail Washburn and Susanna Hill, naming three younger daughters, Experience Leonard, Mary Leonard and Sarah Leonard, two sons, Solomon Leonard and Jacob Leonard and "my present wife Susanna Leonard their mother.2
Land Records*9 May 1717 On 9 May 1717, Jacob Leonard of Bridgewater sold to his nephew Moses Leonard of Marlboro a purchase right in Worcester.4
Death*between 9 May 1717 and 19 December 1717He died between 9 May 1717 and 19 December 1717 in Bridgewater.2
Probate*19 December 1717His will was presented for probate on 19 December 1717 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.4

Family 1

Phebe Chandler

Family 2

Susanna King b. 6 May 1659
Children1.Abigail Leonard+4,9,10 b. 11 Nov 1680, d. 3 Oct 1760
2.Susanna Leonard+4,11,10 b. 27 Dec 1683, d. 19 Nov 1764
3.Experience Leonard10,4
4.Mary Leonard+10,4 d. 20 Apr 1733
5.Solomon Leonard+3,4,10 b. c 1693, d. 29 May 1761
6.Sarah Leonard+10,4 b. 11 Jun 1699
7.Jacob Leonard10,4 b. 13 Jun 1702, d. 6 Dec 1722

Citations

  1. [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# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  3. [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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23.
  5. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43, identifying Jacob's first wife as a supposed daughter of Roger Chandler, one of the "three sisters". Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461, noting date before 1670, and possibly in Weymouth. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  7. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 461, noting date before 1680, and possibly in Weymouth or Bridgewater.
  8. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL film# 558815, Book 10, pages 337B, 338A and 338B, Images 530-531 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Births, Volume 1, page 166, her surname spelled "Leneson". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  10. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43.
  11. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Births, Volume 1, page 166, her surname spelled "Lenorson."

Jacob Leonard1,2

b. 13 June 1702, d. 6 December 1722
Father*Jacob Leonard1,2 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
Mother*Susanna King1,2 b. 6 May 1659
Birth*13 June 1702Jacob Leonard was born on 13 June 1702 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
(Son) Will14 December 1716Jacob's father, Jacob Leonard, wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater naming his son Jacob Leonard and identifying Susanna Leonard, his "current wife", as Jacob's mother and the mother of the other six children mentioned in his will.4
Death*6 December 1722He died on 6 December 1722 in Bridgewater at age 20.2,5,1
Administration*21 December 1728His brother Solomon Leonard was appointed Administrator of his estate on 21 December 1728 (sic) in Bridgewater, Plymouth County. No other probate papers were found.2

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [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).
  3. [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 213. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 518.

Jacob Leonard1

b. 1716
Father*William Leonard1 b. c 1688
Mother*Anne Barney1 b. 23 Nov 1693
Birth*1716Jacob Leonard was born in 1716.1
Marriage*13 October 1737He married Mary Wilde of Norton on 13 October 1737 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3

Family

Mary Wilde

Citations

  1. [S1179] Fanny Leonard Koster, Annals of the Leonard Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979, 1980. Salt Lake City, Utah: microreproduction of original published in New York by C.H. Koster, 1911), page 3. Hereinafter cited as Leonard Family Annals.
  2. [S1179] Fanny Leonard Koster, Leonard Family Annals, page 3, her name noted as "Margaret Wild."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, page 292. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

James Leonard1

b. 8 October 1716, d. 1787
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*William Leonard1
Mother*Sarah Bolton1 b. 26 Dec 1683
Birth*8 October 1716James Leonard was born on 8 October 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1
Marriage*17 February 1736/37He married Jemima Hayford on 17 February 1736/37 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.4,1
Occupation*Like his father, James was a cordwainer (shoemaker.)5
Name VariationLand records in Bristol County indicate that James was identified there as James Leonard 4th.5
Land Records*3 December 1750 On 3 December 1750, James Leonard 4th "so called" of Taunton, cordwainer, made a sub-lease agreement with his parents William Leonard, also a cordwainer of Taunton, and Sarah Leonard for property his father had leased almost eleven years earlier, for a period of 20 years, from Zebulon Field of Taunton and his first wife Anne Field. The sub-lease restated the original lease's expiration date of 23 February 1759 and described the property as a certain parcel of land meadow upland lying on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton and southerly and east from the land of Ephraim Wetherell, then south from Edward Adams's and west of the land of Abiel Williams, then northerly exclusive from his meadow fence where it then stood and that had been Joseph Williams'. The deed instructed that neither James Leonard nor any of the neighbors mentioned were to make use of any timber growing or lying on the land by cutting or carting it off the land in any shape or form whatsoever nor cause it to be done and included similar instructions regarding dung and stones. The deed further instructed that no timber or wood was to be cast upon the land to die or rest useless. James was, however, to have free liberty to timber and stone for fencing and building a house or barn upon the land, except that the house where William lived was to be left for his use with full liberty to pass to and from his house to cut fire wood for his own use during the time of the lease. The indenture stated that if William were to move out before the expiration of the lease agreement, then James was to improve the house. The agreement was recorded in Bristol County on 13 December 1750.5
Death*1787He died in 1787.1

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: Volume 2, item# 119; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.
  3. [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 213, his surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 241, his surname spelled "Lennard" and her surname spelled "Hefford."
  5. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465438, Book 37, pages 460-461, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

James Leonard1

b. circa 1620, d. before 1691
Father*Thomas Leonard2
Birth*circa 1620James Leonard was born circa 1620 in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales.1
Marriage*circa 1640He married first Mary Jane Martin circa 1640.1,3
Relationship Note*For over 200 years now, researchers are still looking for clues to the relationship between Solomon Leonard of Duxbury and Bridgewater, and the three "other" known Leonard brothers, James Leonard, Henry Leonard and Philip Leonard. Mitchell's Bridgewater History speculated that Philip Leonard of Duxbury "might have been" a brother or son of Solomon Leonard of Duxbury and Bridgewater. Deane's Genealogical Memoir of the family of James Leonard of Taunton noted that the Reverend Dr. Peres Fobes, pastor of the Congregational Church in Raynham, prepared an account in the late 1700s of the Leonard family, particularly of its longevity, promotion to office and involvement with the manufacture of iron, that is in the Massachusetts Historical Collections, Volume III. Fobes wrote that James Leonard had "three" brothers; but, in his genealogical tree of the Leonard family, he reported on only two, Henry and Philip. He went on to speculate that, if there was a fourth brother in their family, perhaps he may not have immigrated to America, or if he came to New England, he may have been Solomon Leonard of Duxbury in 1637 and then of Bridgewater, or John Leonard of Springfield in 1639, or Rice Leonard of Rehoboth in 1644. Fobes stated he knew of no others of a proper age.4,5
Biographical Info*1652 In 1652, brothers James Leonard and Henry Leonard settled at Taunton where they erected the first forge in Plymouth Colony. Before deciding upon Taunton, Henry was at Lynn in 1642 and James was there in 1651. They were both of Braintree in 1652, and probably earlier, before arriving in Taunton in 1652. Henry didn't remain in Taunton long, moving several more times and eventually going to New Jersey.2
(Husband) DeathJames became a widower when Mary Jane (Martin) Leonard died.2,6
Marriage*before 1662He married second Margaret ______ before 1662, possibly in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.6
Death*before 1691He died in or before 1691. His wife Margaret survived him and was "mother-in-law" to all his children. (The use of the term 'mother-in-law" in that time period was used to describe a stepmother.)2

Family 1

Mary Jane Martin
Children1.Thomas Leonard+1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
2.James Leonard Jr.+7 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
3.Abigail Leonard7
4.Joseph Leonard+7 b. c 1649, d. 18 Oct 1692
5.Rebecca Leonard7
6.Benjamin Leonard+7
7.Hannah Leonard7

Family 2

Margaret ______ d. c 1701
Child1.Uriah Leonard+7 b. 10 Jul 1662

Citations

  1. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, ironmaster. In four volumes: Volume 1, 1st-5th generations, Volume 2, 6th generation, Volume 3, 7th generation, Volume 4, 8th generation. James Leonard was born in England and came to America about 1660 settling in Massachusetts where he was an ironworker. He may have worked at the iron works at Jamestown before it was destroyed. He married twice and had 4 children. Information on many of his descendants to the 8th generation is included in these volumes. Descendants live throughout the United States especially in New England. Includes index: Person number 2, pages 14 and 16-24; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 16. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461, noting Lynn, Braintree and Taunton. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, page 1 and Genealogy, page 17.
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 461, noting Taunton, and most dates questionable.
  7. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 17.

James Leonard1

b. 17 December 1679, d. 8 May 1680
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*17 December 1679James Leonard was born on 17 December 1679 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony,1,2
Death*8 May 1680 and died a few months later on 8 May 1680 in Taunton.3,4

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 253. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 126.
  4. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 17, noting the year as 1682.

James Leonard1

b. 1 February 1672, d. 30 December 1674
Father*James Leonard Jr.2 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Hannah ______2 d. 25 Feb 1674
Birth*1 February 1672James Leonard was born on 1 February 1672 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony,3,4
Death*30 December 1674 and died on 30 December 1674 in Taunton at age 2.1,5

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 18. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.
  3. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 18, noting year as 1672/73.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 253. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 125.

James Leonard1

b. 11 May 1677, d. 16 January 1764
Father*James Leonard Jr.2 b. c 1643, d. 1 Nov 1726
Mother*Lydia Gulliver2 b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Birth*11 May 1677James Leonard was born on 11 May 1677, "perhaps" in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,3
Marriage*He married first Hannah ______.1
(Husband) Death2 August 1725James became a widower when Hannah (__?__) Leonard died on 2 August 1725.1,4
Marriage*14 December 1726He married second, as her second husband, Lydia (Gulliver) Gulliver of Milton, daughter of Jonathan Gulliver and Mary Robertson, on 14 December 1726 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5,6,1
Marriage*He married third Mercy ______.1
Death*16 January 1764He died on 16 January 1764 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 86. His stone, reading Captain James Leonard, was placed beside the stone of his first wife Hannah.1,7

Family 1

Hannah ______ b. c 1666, d. 2 Aug 1725

Family 2

Lydia Gulliver b. 14 Jun 1698

Family 3

Mercy ______

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 18. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 253. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 125.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 292.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton, Marriages, page 145.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 126.

James Leonard1

b. circa 1690
Father*Uriah Leonard2 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*circa 1690James Leonard was probably born in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), circa 1690.1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.

James Leonard1

Marriage*He married Wealthy Field, daughter of Zebulon Field and Patience Wetherell.1

Family

Wealthy Field b. c 1757, d. 10 Jan 1829

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 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.

James Leonard1

Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*James Leonard1 b. 8 Oct 1716, d. 1787
Mother*Jemima Hayford1
Marriage*25 October 1770He married Eunice Smith on 25 October 1770 in Taunton, Bristol County.2,3

Family

Eunice Smith

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [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 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, pages 292 and 439. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

James Leonard Jr.1

b. circa 1643, d. 1 November 1726
Father*James Leonard1 b. c 1620, d. b 1691
Mother*Mary Jane Martin1
Birth*circa 1643James Leonard Jr. was born circa 1643, as calculated from his noted age at death.1
Marriage*He married first Hannah ______.1
(Husband) Death25 February 1674James became a widower when Hannah (__?__) Leonard died on 25 February 1674.1,2
Marriage*29 October 1675He married second Lydia Gulliver of Milton, daughter of Anthony Gulliver, on 29 October 1675.1
(Husband) Death24 July 1705James became a widower for the second time when Lydia (Gulliver) Leonard died on 24 July 1705.1
Marriage*29 August 1706He married third Rebecca Williams on 29 August 1706 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Death*1 November 1726He died on 1 November 1726 in Taunton in his 84th year. At his death he was identified as Captain James Leonard and was buried in the plot next to his second wife Lydia who had died in 1705.1,4

Family 1

Hannah ______ d. 25 Feb 1674
Children1.Eunice Leonard5 b. 25 Nov 1668
2.Prudence Leonard6 b. 24 Jan 1669/70
3.Hannah Leonard5 b. 2 Oct 1671
4.James Leonard5 b. 1 Feb 1672, d. 30 Dec 1674

Family 2

Lydia Gulliver b. c 1659, d. 24 Jul 1705
Children1.James Leonard5 b. 11 May 1677, d. 16 Jan 1764
2.Lydia Leonard5 b. 10 Mar 1679
3.Stephen Leonard5 b. 14 Dec 1680
4.Abigail Leonard5 b. 30 Jan 1682, d. b 4 Mar 1725/26
5.Nathaniel Leonard5 b. 18 Mar 1685, d. 11 Jun 1685
6.Seth Leonard5,7 b. 3 Apr 1686
7.Sarah Leonard5,7 b. 6 Sep 1688
8.Mehitabel Leonard5,8 b. 24 Oct 1691, d. 10 Jun 1695
9.Elizabeth Leonard5,9 b. 19 Apr 1694, d. 9 Oct 1750

Family 3

Rebecca Williams b. c 1663, d. 3 Apr 1738
Child1.Ebenezer Leonard5,10 b. 28 Aug 1708

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 125. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 292.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 3, Deaths, page 126.
  5. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17-18.
  6. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, page 18.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 258.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 256.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 251.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 250.

Jane Leonard1

b. 5 November 1714
Father*Samuel Leonard1 b. c 1683, d. 11 May 1718
Mother*Lydia Cooke1 b. 27 Apr 1672
Birth*5 November 1714Jane Leonard was born on 5 November 1714 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut.1
(Sister) Guardianship30 August 1729Jane's older brother, Samuel Leonard of Preston, a minor son of Samuel Leonard, deceased, chose his father-in-law, meaning step-father, Nicholas Williams, to be his guardian on 30 August 1729. No guardianships were found for the other children.1

Citations

  1. [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# 53, Samuel Leonard, pages 54-55. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Jemima Leonard1

b. 8 May 1717
Father*Benjamin Leonard1 b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Mother*Hannah Phillips1 b. c 1698, d. 15 Feb 1733
Birth*8 May 1717Jemima Leonard was born on 8 May 1717 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and her birth was recorded in Dighton, Bristol County.1

Citations

  1. [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# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Jerusha Leonard1

b. 25 June 1689
Father*Benjamin Leonard2,3
Mother*Sarah Thresher3,2
Birth*25 June 1689Jerusha Leonard was born on 25 June 1689 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 1, Births, page 254. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Leonard1

b. 25 November 1711
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*William Leonard1
Mother*Sarah Bolton1 b. 26 Dec 1683
Birth*25 November 1711John Leonard was born on 25 November 1711 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: Volume 2, item# 119; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.
  3. [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 213, his surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

John Leonard1,2

b. circa 1645, d. before 21 November 1699
Father*Solomon Leonard3,2 b. c 1610, d. b 1 May 1671
Mother*Sarah Chandler3,2 b. b 15 Oct 1622, d. b 27 Oct 1675
Birth*circa 1645John Leonard was born circa 1645 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,2
(2nd Son) Land Grant3 October 1665On 1 May 1671, Samuel Leonard of Bridgewater confirmed that his deceased father, Solomon Leonard, had given 50 acres of land in Plymouth Colony to "my brother John Leonard". It is, believed that this represented their mother Sarah's one third share of the 150 acres that had been granted on 3 October 1665 to the three daughters of Roger Chandler who, before his death, had been granted the original purchase rights.3
Marriage*circa 1670He married Sarah ______ circa 1670.4,5,6,7,8
(Husband) Relationship NoteJohn's wife's maiden name has not been identified, however we do know that she was not the daughter of Roger Chandler as claimed in the Leonard Memorial source. John was actually the son of Sarah Chandler and Solomon Leonard, and a grandson of Roger Chandler, so it was John's mother, and not his wife, who was Roger's daughter.1,8
(2nd Son) Estate According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the disposition of his father's estate, John was identified as his second son and his brother Samuel as his eldest son, with an equal division among the "rest of the children". Unfortunately, the digitized version of the probate file was not legible.9,10
(Brother) Land Records10 May 1677Brothers John Leonard, Jacob Leonard and Solomon Leonard were also mentioned in the deed dated 10 May 1677 when their eldest brother Samuel Leonard deeded land to another brother Isaac Leonard.3
Land Records*18 December 1689 On 18 December 1689, John Leonard of Bridgewater sold 100 acres in Taunton to Abiah Whitman. The deed was recorded on 24 February 1695.1
Land Grant*12 July 1692 On 12 July 1692, 10 acres of meadow at Cranberry Meadow in Taunton North Purchase was laid out to John Leonard of Bridgewater in rights of a court grant to the three daughters of Roger Chandler deceased.1
Death*before 21 November 1699He died intestate before 21 November 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,11
Inventory*21 November 1699The inventory on his estate was filed with the court in Plymouth County on 21 November 1699.11
Probate*23 January 1699/0The estate of John Leonard, late of Bridgewater, was officially opened for probate in Plymouth County on 23 January 1699/0. His widow, Sarah Leonard, and their son Joseph Leonard were appointed administrators of his estate.1
Estate*30 August 1701 According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the division of his estate, his widow Sarah was to receive her thirds and son John, the eldest son's share. Other shares were allocated to sons Joseph, Enoch, Moses and Josiah and to his daughter Sarah when she reached the age of 18. On 30 August 1701 the widow Sarah and her sons John, Joseph and Josiah signed receipts. Unfortunately, the digitized version of his probate file contained no documents outlining the division of his estate or any receipts.1,12
Research Notes* No Plymouth County Probate or land records were found to reveal anything further regarding either the mother or the daughter Sarah.1

Family

Sarah ______ d. b 6 Mar 1709
Children1.John Leonard2
2.Joseph Leonard+ b. c 1672, d. 29 Jan 1749;

The Chilton Mayflower source stated that another Mayflower Families book, cited as MF 2:55 and believed by this researcher to have been replaced by two updated volumes, reported that Joseph was the son of Jacob Leonard. The Chilton source noted that Joseph was not mentioned in Jacob's will and that it is much more likely he was the son of Jacob's brother John Leonard2,13
3.Enoch Leonard+14 d. bt 16 Sep 1757 - 19 Oct 1757
4.Moses Leonard+2 b. c 1677, d. 10 Dec 1775
5.Josiah Leonard+2 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
6.Sarah Leonard2 b. b 1681

Citations

  1. [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# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22; provides no surname for Sarah, John's wife, and further states she was not a daughter of Roger Chandler as claimed in the Leonard Memorial source.
  5. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 45, Thomas Washburn, pages 104-105; noted no maiden name for Sarah. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461; stating her surname was not "Chandler". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  7. [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, Second Generation, pages 6-10; notes maiden name, likely incorrectly, as "Chandler". Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  8. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38, identifying Sarah, John's wife, as supposed to have been one of the three sisters or daughters of Roger Chandler. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  9. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 4, Sarah Chandler, pages 8-9, citing Plymouth County Probate# 12697 for Solomon Leonardson.
  10. [S1184] Probate Court. Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915, viewed online at www.familysearch.org. Probate estate files of Plymouth County located at Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston. The files are arranged by number then alphabetical by surname. This collection is being published as images become available and is not available on microfilm; FHL digitized version of Probate# 12697 for Solomon Leonardson; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915.
  11. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five), Person No. 45, Thomas Washburn, pages 104-105.
  12. [S1184] Probate Court. Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915: FHL digitized version of Probate# 12627 for John Leonard.
  13. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60.
  14. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10.

John Leonard1

Father*John Leonard1 b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699
Mother*Sarah ______1 d. b 6 Mar 1709
Birth*John Leonard was born probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony. He received the eldest son's share of his father's estate.2,1,3
(Eldest Son) Estate30 August 1701 According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the division of his father's estate, John was to receive the eldest son's share and his mother Sarah her widow's thirds. Other shares were allocated to his brothers Joseph, Enoch, Moses and Josiah and to his sister Sarah when she reached the age of 18. On 30 August 1701 the widow Sarah and her sons John, Joseph and Josiah signed receipts. Unfortunately, the digitized version of his probate file contained no documents outlining the division of his estate or any receipts.4,5
Biographical Info*John's share of his father's estate was the homestead in Bridgewater, which was to be held with his mother during her lifetime. After her death, by a deed dated 6 March 1709, John sold it to his brother Moses Leonard and went to live with him at Marlborough and probably continued living with him, unmarried, until his death. He was with him in Worcester as late as 25 February 1726.6,4

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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38, stating that Mitchell's Bridgewater History had "confounded" this John Leonard with his nephew John, eldest son of his brother Josiah. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 45, Thomas Washburn, pages 104-105. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [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# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  5. [S1184] Probate Court. Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915, viewed online at www.familysearch.org. Probate estate files of Plymouth County located at Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston. The files are arranged by number then alphabetical by surname. This collection is being published as images become available and is not available on microfilm; FHL digitized version of Probate# 12627 for John Leonard; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915.
  6. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38.

John Leonard1

b. 18 May 1668
Father*Thomas Leonard1 b. 3 Aug 1641, d. 24 Nov 1713
Mother*Mary Watson1 b. 1642, d. 1 Dec 1723
Birth*18 May 1668John Leonard was born on 18 May 1668.1
Marriage*He married Mary King, daughter of Philip King.1

Family

Mary King

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.

John Leonard1,2

b. say 1700
Father*Josiah Leonard1,2 d. bt 6 Feb 1743 - 21 May 1745
Mother*Marjoram Washburn1,2 d. b 21 Nov 1717
Birth*say 1700John Leonard was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), say 1700.1,2
Land Records*12 July 1727 On 12 July 1727 John Leonard of Bridgewater received land in Bridgewater from his father Josiah Leonard, yeoman, of Bridgewater.2
(Eldest Son) Will6 February 1743John's father wrote a will dated 6 February 1743 naming his eldest son John Leonard, other sons Josiah Leonard, Ezekiel Leonard, Samuel Leonard and Nathan Leonard and daughters Elizabeth Washburn, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt. Son Josiah was named executor.2
(Eldest Son) Will21 May 1745His father's will was presented for probate on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.2

Citations

  1. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [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# 58, Josiah Leonard, pages 58-59. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Jonas Leonard1

b. 19 October 1717
Father*Moses Leonard1 b. c 1677, d. 10 Dec 1775
Mother*Hannah Woods1 b. 4 Aug 1677, d. 17 Sep 1751
Birth*19 October 1717Jonas Leonard was born on 19 October 1717 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [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# 57, Moses Leonard, pages 57-58. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Jonathan Leonard1

b. 10 April 1726
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*William Leonard1
Mother*Sarah Bolton1 b. 26 Dec 1683
Birth*10 April 1726Jonathan Leonard was born on 10 April 1726 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: Volume 2, item# 119; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.
  3. [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 213, his surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jonathan Leonard1

b. 29 July 1734
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
Mother*Mary Packard1 b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Birth*29 July 1734Jonathan Leonard was born on 29 July 1734 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relationship Note*Jonathan and David Leonard were twins.4
Marriage*25 April 1758He married Martha Washburn, daughter of Benjamin Washburn and Martha Kingman, on 25 April 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5

Family

Martha Washburn b. 23 Oct 1731
Child1.Martha Leonard+1 b. 27 Mar 1759

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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Pratt, pages 288-292.
  3. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), Person# 79, Joseph Leonard, pages 82-83. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, 244-248.
  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), Volume II, Marriages, page 243. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jonathan Leonard1

b. circa 1694
Father*Uriah Leonard2 b. 10 Jul 1662
Mother*Elizabeth Caswell2 b. 10 Jan 1664
Birth*circa 1694Jonathan Leonard was probably born in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), circa 1694.1

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, The Family of James Leonard of Taunton, Genealogy, pages 17 and 19.

Joseph Leonard1,2

b. 1696, d. 27 April 1786
Father*Joseph Leonard1 b. c 1672, d. 29 Jan 1749
Mother*Martha Orcutt1 b. 1671, d. 30 Sep 1752
Birth*1696Joseph was born, as calculated from his recorded age at death, in 1696, probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4,5
(Son) ChildrenThe Chilton source stated that the children attributed to Joseph and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard were from the three sources identified below, and that they found no proof for them.6,7,8,9
Marriage14 September 1721He married Mary Packard, daughter of Nathaniel Packard and ______ Kingman, on 14 September 1721 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).10,11
Death*27 April 1786He died on 27 April 1786 in Bridgewater at age 89 years and 6 months4
Burial* and was buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater. His gravestone recorded his date of death as April 28, 1786 and noted he died in his 90th year.5

Family

Mary Packard b. c 1696, d. 29 Mar 1770
Children1.Mary Leonard12 b. 25 Jul 1722
2.Sarah Leonard13 b. 15 Oct 1723
3.Dan Leonard13 b. 29 Jul 1725
4.Seth Leonard13 b. 1 Mar 1727
5.Mary Leonard12 b. 2 Feb 1729
6.Joseph Leonard13 b. 1 Nov 1730
7.Benjamin Leonard12 b. 21 Oct 1732
8.Jonathan Leonard+14 b. 29 Jul 1734
9.David Leonard13 b. 29 Jul 1734
10.Simeon Leonard13 b. 24 Nov 1737

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #20., Joseph Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 62-63. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [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), Leonard, pages 244-248, descendancy stated as Joseph, John, Solomon. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, 244-248, birth date reported as March 1713, which would have made him 8 years old at his marriage and 17 years younger than his wife.
  4. [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 II, Deaths, page 519 referencing P.R.106: citing a private record; copied from a record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus and his grandson, Joseph A. Backus, and now in the possession of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. The record by Joseph A. Backus is of deaths in Titicut, a parish which included parts of Bridgewater and Middleborough. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 519 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  6. [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# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  7. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  9. [S1218] Williams Latham, Additions and corrections to Mitchell's History of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), handwritten material, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  10. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Pratt, pages 288-292.
  11. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 279.
  12. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Person# 79, Joseph Leonard, pages 82-83.
  13. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, 244-248.
  14. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248.

Joseph Leonard1,2

b. circa 1672, d. 29 January 1749
Father*John Leonard b. c 1645, d. b 21 Nov 1699;

The Chilton Mayflower source stated that another Mayflower Families book, cited as MF 2:55 and believed by this researcher to have been replaced by two updated volumes, reported that Joseph was the son of Jacob Leonard. The Chilton source noted that Joseph was not mentioned in Jacob's will and that it is much more likely he was the son of Jacob's brother John Leonard1,2
Mother*Sarah ______1,2 d. b 6 Mar 1709
Birth*circa 1672Joseph Leonard was probably born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, circa 1672.1,3,4,2
Marriagecirca 1695He married Martha Orcutt, daughter of William Orcutt and Martha Lane, circa 1695 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,5,6
Children*The Chilton source stated that the children attributed to Joseph and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard were from the three sources identified below, and that they found no proof for them.2,7,8,9
(Son) Probate23 January 1699/0The estate of Joseph's father John Leonard, late of Bridgewater, was officially opened for probate in Plymouth County on 23 January 1699/0. Joseph and his mother, Sarah Leonard, were appointed administrators of his estate.4
(Son) Estate30 August 1701 According to the Chilton Mayflower source, in the division of his father's estate, his brother John was to receive the eldest son's share and his mother Sarah her widow's thirds. Joseph and his other siblings each received a share of the remaining. On 30 August 1701 the widow Sarah and her sons John, Joseph and Josiah signed receipts. Unfortunately, the digitized version of his probate file contained no documents outlining the division of his estate or any receipts.4,10
Land Records1709 In 1709 Joseph Leonard purchased land called "Eagles Nest" in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, from Moses Leonard.11
Land Records*30 January 1723 On 30 January 1723, Josiah Leonard, Joseph Leonard and Enoch Leonard, all of Bridgewater, sold their rights to a cedar swamp to Thomas Ames.4
Court Action*March 1722/23Court documents of Plymouth County during the March 1722/23 term show the presentment of Martha (Orcutt) Leonard, wife of Joseph Leonard of Bridgewater, who was absent from worship. "Excuse being made by her husband of her often being troubled with Convulsion fits, etc." Her case was continued to the June term.12,13
Death*29 January 1749He died on 29 January 1749 in Bridgewater.5,14,15
(Deceased) Court Action1749After Joseph's death, his widow Martha Leonard sued Jonathan Chandler "That instantly without delay he render to said Martha her reasonable Dower." Martha was represented by Daniel Johnson Esq. of Bridgewater. Plaintiff demanded a messuage and 7 acres in Bridgewater, of which her husband was seized "during the Coverture and whereof she hath nothing (as She Saith) and the said Martha Leonard Complains that the said Jonathan Chandler hath Deforced her thereof and then and there to Shew Cause why to the said Martha Leonard her reasonable Dower as aforesaid he doth not render etc." Defendant pleaded in abatement that (1) the writ identified Joseph Leonard as "Yeoman", when he never had "the Estate to make him so", that (2) the writ did not list plaintiff's "Addition... Neither of Town or County, which is absolutely Necessary and without which She cannot be rightly known", and that (3) the writ listed defendant Jonathan Chandler as a "Yeoman, which is Wrong, for he is a Bloomer." The defendant was overruled and then pleaded that he did set off her dower to her. The Jury verdict was for the plaintiff and included her dower, 10s in damages, and costs, taxed at £2.11s.5d. The defendant appealed, with Daniel Johnson Esq. of Bridgewater and James Hovey of Plymouth as sureties. No further record.16
Probate* No Plymouth County probate for Joseph Leonard or land records to his children were found by the Mayflower source researchers.2

Family

Martha Orcutt b. 1671, d. 30 Sep 1752
Children1.Joseph Leonard+5 b. 1696, d. 27 Apr 1786
2.Ephraim Leonard17 b. b 1700
3.Martha Leonard2

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), Leonard, pages 244-248. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [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# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 45, Thomas Washburn, pages 104-105. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 16, John Leonard, pages 21-22.
  5. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #20., Joseph Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 62-63. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  6. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 461. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  7. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  9. [S1218] Williams Latham, Additions and corrections to Mitchell's History of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), handwritten material, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  10. [S1184] Probate Court. Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915, viewed online at www.familysearch.org. Probate estate files of Plymouth County located at Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston. The files are arranged by number then alphabetical by surname. This collection is being published as images become available and is not available on microfilm; FHL digitized version of Probate# 12627 for John Leonard; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County, Probate Estate Files, 1686-1915.
  11. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 57, Moses Leonard, pages 57-58.
  12. [S669] Plymouth Court Records, 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 2, page 30. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS.
  13. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 59, Joseph Leonard, pages 59-60, although stating it was Martha's excuse was that her husband Joseph was "often troubled with convulsion fits."
  14. [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 II, Deaths, page 517, his surname spelled "Lenard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  15. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43.
  16. [S669] Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 7, page 165.
  17. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #80., Ephraim Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 83-84.