Elizabeth Norton1

Marriage*6 October 1715She married John Quincy on 6 October 1715 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

John Quincy
Child1.Lucy Quincy1 b. 1 Dec 1729, d. 30 Oct 1785

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S1012] Hingham, MA: Vital Records, 1639-1844, online at www.americanancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Hingham Vital Records, 1639-1844.

Elizabeth Norton1

Father*Edward Norton1
Marriage*10 January 1770She married, as his second wife, William Beeson, son of Benjamin Beeson and Elizabeth Hunter, on 10 January 1770 at a New Garden Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

William Beeson b. 11 Nov 1743

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Margaret Norton1

Marriage*2 April 1763She married Joseph Chamness on 2 April 1763 at a Cane Creek Meeting of Friends, Alamance County, North Carolina.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 32-34. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Alamance County, North Carolina, Minutes, Volume 1, 1751-1796. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Mary Nott1

Relationship Note*between 1818 and 1827There was no known marriage between Mary Nott and Edward Fowke, although they had three children together between 1818 and 1827.1

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

Paul Nowell1

Marriage*25 June 1734He married Mary Nutting of Cambridge, daughter of Jonathan Nutting and Elizabeth ______, on 25 June 1734 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3

Family

Mary Nutting

Citations

  1. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), Nutting Family, pages 615-616. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Nutting Family, pages 615-616, stating he was "of York."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Newbury Marriages, Volume 2, page 354. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Samuel Noyes1

Marriage*16 March 1747He married Mary Field, daughter of Richard Field and Susanna Waldo, on 16 March 1747 in Bridgewater.2,1

Family

Mary Field b. 5 Oct 1709

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.

Catherine Nugent1

b. circa 1768, d. 11 September 1824
Father*Dominick Nugent1
Birth*circa 1768Catherine Nugent was born circa 1768.2
Marriage*She married George Bell Esq., son of Walter Bell.3
Death*11 September 1824She died on 11 September 1824 at Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland. The Enniskillen Chronicle of 16 Sep reported having great regret in mentioning the sudden death of Mrs. Bell, wife of George Bell, of Bellview, near Enniskillen. Mrs. Bell had been at Bundoran for some time past with her family enjoying the benefit of sea bathing, and sat down to tea there on Saturday evening in perfect health, when she suddenly fell from her chair and expired. This unexpected calamity has plunged her afflicted family in deepest distress, and excited the sympathy of a respectable circle of friends and acquaintances. Her remains were met on Monday last by a large portion of the inhabitants of this town, and conveyed for interment to the family burying place at Rossorry.2
Burial*13 September 1824She was buried on 13 September 1824 in Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. Her parish burial record read: Catherine Bell, Killeveen, 13 September 1824, aged 56.2

Family

George Bell Esq. b. c 1762, d. 11 Feb 1827
Children1.Henry Frederick Nugent Bell+3 b. 1792, d. 10 Oct 1822
2.Major General Sir George Bell+1,4 b. 17 Mar 1794, d. 10 Jul 1877
3.Thomas Bell3 b. c 1797, d. 13 Nov 1854
4.Martha Bell3 b. c 1799
5.William Bell+3 b. c 1800, d. 18 May 1883
6.Mary Jane Bell+3 b. 1801
7.Charlotte Bell+3 b. c 1803
8.Catherine Bell3 b. c 1803, d. a 1818
9.Alexander Charlton Bell3 b. c 1806, d. 18 Apr 1835
10.Edmund Bell3 d. a 1818

Citations

  1. [S891] Leslie Stephen, editor, downloaded from Google Books, The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume IV, Beal-Biber, (London, England: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1885), pages 157-158. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  2. [S766] Séamas MacAnnaidh, "Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen", This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh, Ireland), online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/…, downloaded on downloaded 4 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen.
  3. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.
  4. [S892] Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, (21 is missing), and 22, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22.

Dominick Nugent1

Family

Child1.Catherine Nugent+1 b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824

Citations

  1. [S891] Leslie Stephen, editor, downloaded from Google Books, The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume IV, Beal-Biber, (London, England: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1885), pages 157-158. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

Abigail Nurse1

b. 15 August 1707
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*15 August 1707Abigail Nurse was born on 15 August 1707.1

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.

Benjamin Nurse1

b. 28 January 1690, d. 6 January 1761
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*28 January 1690Benjamin Nurse was born on 28 January 1690 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*24 December 1713He married Elizabeth Roberts on 24 December 1713 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*6 January 1761He died on 6 January 1761 in Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 70.1

Family

Elizabeth Roberts
Child1.Mary Nurse1 b. 30 Nov 1725

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.

Benjamin Nurse1

b. 26 January 1665/66
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. bt 1618 - 1620, d. 22 Nov 1695
Mother*Rebecca Towne1 b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
Birth*26 January 1665/66Benjamin Nurse was born on 26 January 1665/66 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Caleb Nurse1

b. 15 January 1701/2
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*15 January 1701/2Caleb Nurse was born on 15 January 1701/2 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.

Caleb Nurse1

b. 17 December 1728, d. 4 September 1729
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Jan 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
Mother*Martha Hartshorn1 b. 11 Jan 1695/96
Birth*17 December 1728Caleb Nurse was born on 17 December 1728 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Death*4 September 1729He died on 4 September 1729 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at the age of 8 months and 18 days.1

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. [S48] Births - Marriages - Deaths, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, his date of birth calculated from his age on his record of death.

Daniel Nurse1

b. 1732
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Jan 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
Mother*Martha Hartshorn1 b. 11 Jan 1695/96
Baptism*1732Daniel Nurse was baptized in 1732 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

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.

Elizabeth Nurse1

Father*Francis Nurse1 b. bt 1618 - 1620, d. 22 Nov 1695
Mother*Rebecca Towne1 b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
Birth*Elizabeth Nurse was born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Francis Nurse1

b. 3 February 1660/61
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. bt 1618 - 1620, d. 22 Nov 1695
Mother*Rebecca Towne1 b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
Birth*3 February 1660/61Francis Nurse was born on 3 February 1660/61 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*15 January 1684/85He married Sarah Cragin Tarbell, daughter of Thomas Tarbell and Mary ______, on 15 January 1684/85 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3

Family

Sarah Cragin Tarbell b. 10 Aug 1664
Children1.Francis Nurse2 b. 10 Mar 1685/86
2.Francis Nurse+2 b. 3 Jan 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
3.Benjamin Nurse+1 b. 28 Jan 1690, d. 6 Jan 1761
4.Jonathan Nurse2 b. 4 Mar 1691/92
5.Josiah Nurse2 b. 9 Sep 1694
6.Joshua Nurse2 b. 15 Jul 1695
7.Sarah Nurse2 b. bt 1696 - 1697
8.Caleb Nurse2 b. 15 Jan 1701/2
9.Nathaniel Nurse2 b. 6 Jul 1704
10.Abigail Nurse2 b. 15 Aug 1707

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.
  3. [S264] Patrick McDonald, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Patrick McDonald et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 6 Jan 2007, citing 1. Clarence Almon Torrey, "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985) 2. Walter Goodwin Davis, "Maine and Massachusetts Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis", volume 3, pages 62-78, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996) Family Tree Maker CD #194/ Three volume set: I. Allanson to French, II. Gardner to Moses, and III. Neal to Wright. 3. Frances Webster Fish, "Ancestry of Frances Webster Fish", page 171, (Oakland, CA: 1923, typescript. 4. James R. Jackson, "History of Littleton, New Hampshire", volume 3, page 360, (Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1905).

Francis Nurse1

b. 10 March 1685/86
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*10 March 1685/86Francis Nurse was born on 10 March 1685/86 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.

Francis Nurse1

b. 3 January 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*3 January 1687/88Francis Nurse was born on 3 January 1687/88 in North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*2 January 1716/17Francis Nurse married Martha Hartshorn, daughter of Timothy Hartshorn and Martha Eaton, on 2 January 1716/17 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Occupation*Francis Nurse was a husbandman, or tenant farmer in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).
Death*15 May 1733He died on 15 May 1733 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 45.2
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 1734/5.3
Estate*26 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.3

Family

Martha Hartshorn b. 11 Jan 1695/96
Children1.Martha Nurse2 b. 27 Feb 1717, d. 13 May 1718
2.Jonathan Nurse2 b. 26 Aug 1719
3.Martha Nurse2 b. 13 Mar 1721/22
4.Timothy Nurse2 b. 17 Mar 1723/24
5.Sarah Nurse2 b. 21 Jun 1726
6.Caleb Nurse2 b. 17 Dec 1728, d. 4 Sep 1729
7.Daniel Nurse2 b. 1732

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Francis Nurse1

b. between 1618 and 1620, d. 22 November 1695
Birth*between 1618 and 1620Francis Nurse was born between 1618 and 1620 in England.1
Occupation*He was a tray maker.1
Marriage*circa 1645He married Rebecca Towne, daughter of William Towne and Joanna Blessing, circa 1645 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*22 November 1695He died on 22 November 1695 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), The source lists Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts as an alternative place of death.1

Family

Rebecca Towne b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
Children1.John Nurse1
2.Rebecca Nurse1
3.Sarah Nurse1
4.Elizabeth Nurse1
5.Samuel Nurse1
6.Mary Nurse1
7.Francis Nurse+1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
8.Benjamin Nurse1 b. 26 Jan 1665/66

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

John Nurse1

Father*Francis Nurse1 b. bt 1618 - 1620, d. 22 Nov 1695
Mother*Rebecca Towne1 b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
Birth*John Nurse was born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Jonathan Nurse1

b. 4 March 1691/92
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*4 March 1691/92Jonathan Nurse was born on 4 March 1691/92 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.
  2. [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.

Jonathan Nurse1

b. 26 August 1719
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Jan 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
Mother*Martha Hartshorn1 b. 11 Jan 1695/96
Birth*26 August 1719Jonathan Nurse was born on 26 August 1719 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir) Administration18 June 1733Jonathan Nurse's father died on 15 May 1733 and Administration 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
(Heir) 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
(Cousin) Administration12 May 1746When Jonathan's coousin, John Bolton, died at Cape Breton in 1746, Elizabeth Dorman, mother of John Bolton, requested by sworn statement on 12 May 1746 that Edward Hircom be appointed as Administrator for her deceased son's estate. In her statement, she made clear her "desire that Administration of all the goods, chattels, rights and credits of my son, John Bolton, deceased at Cape Breton, might be granted unto Mr. Edward Hircom." On the same date, Edward Hircom, Jonathan Nurse and William Bolton, all yeomen of Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts paid the sum of five hundred pounds as bond and were appointed appraisers of the estate of John Bolton late of Andover in the County of Essex in the province of Massachusetts, who died intestate.3,4
(Cousin) Birth5 May 1759The Boltons of Old and New England source surmised that Mary and William Bolton's son, Timothy Bolton, born on 5 May 1759 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), may have been named for his mother's cousin, Timothy Nurse, brother of Jonathan Nurse, however it is now known that Timothy's mother, while named Mary, was not Mary Nurse.4,1,5

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.
  3. [S488] John Bolton, Administration of 1746, Probate File Number 2127, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 2127 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as John Bolton Administration of 1746.
  4. [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, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  5. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Joshua Nurse1

b. 15 July 1695
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*15 July 1695Joshua Nurse was born on 15 July 1695.1

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.

Josiah Nurse1

b. 9 September 1694
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*9 September 1694Josiah Nurse was born on 9 September 1694 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.

Martha Nurse1

b. 27 February 1717, d. 13 May 1718
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Jan 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
Mother*Martha Hartshorn1 b. 11 Jan 1695/96
Birth*27 February 1717Martha Nurse was born on 27 February 1717 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*13 May 1718She died on 13 May 1718 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at the age of 1 year, 2 months and 14 days.1

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.

Martha Nurse1

b. 13 March 1721/22
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Jan 1687/88, d. 15 May 1733
Mother*Martha Hartshorn1 b. 11 Jan 1695/96
Birth*13 March 1721/22Martha Nurse was born on 13 March 1721/22 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

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.

Mary Nurse1,2

b. 30 November 1725
Father*Benjamin Nurse1 b. 28 Jan 1690, d. 6 Jan 1761
Mother*Elizabeth Roberts1
Birth*30 November 1725Mary Nurse was born on 30 November 1725 in Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Wife-Doubtful) MarriageWilliam Bolton married a woman named Mary ______ who was almost certainly not Mary Nurse. Most published sources, however, have perpetuated this erroneous information as fact. No record has yet been found for the marriage of William Bolton. A record was found for the marriage of Mary Nurse and Edward Powers on 17 Mar 1747/48 at Rutland, Massachusetts. The record for the birth of William's son William on 21 Jan 1743/44 in Reading, Massachusetts identified him as the son of William and Mary Bolton. Although the researching descendants of William and Mary would love to claim Mary Nurse as an ancestor, they are determined to set the record straight as they pursue the truth.4,2
Historical Note* Mary Nurse, the wife of Edward Powers, although often identified incorrectly as the wife of William Bolton, was the great granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was charged (and twice did not have a verdict against her) with witchcraft in a case that began 24 Mar 1692.5
(Mother-Doubtful) Birth5 May 1759The Boltons of Old and New England source surmised that Mary and William Bolton's son, Timothy Bolton, born on 5 May 1759 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), may have been named for his mother's cousin, Timothy Nurse, brother of Jonathan Nurse, however it is now known that Timothy's mother, while named Mary, was not Mary Nurse.3,2,6

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [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.
  3. [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, First Generation, pages 3-6. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  4. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."
  5. [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.
  6. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Mary Nurse1

Father*Francis Nurse1 b. bt 1618 - 1620, d. 22 Nov 1695
Mother*Rebecca Towne1 b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
Birth*Mary Nurse was born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Nathaniel Nurse1

b. 6 July 1704
Father*Francis Nurse1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
Mother*Sarah Cragin Tarbell1 b. 10 Aug 1664
Birth*6 July 1704Nathaniel Nurse was born on 6 July 1704.1

Citations

  1. [S265] Neil Edward Cook, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Neil Edward Cook et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Aug 2003.

Rebecca Nurse1

Father*Francis Nurse1 b. bt 1618 - 1620, d. 22 Nov 1695
Mother*Rebecca Towne1 b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
Birth*Rebecca Nurse was born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.