Lucy Tufts1

b. 8 April 1753
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.2 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Lucy Dudley2 b. 15 Feb 1727, d. 18 Nov 1768
Birth*8 April 1753Lucy Tufts was born on Friday 8 April 1753 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),2
Baptism and was baptized the following Sabbath by the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in Medford.2
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Lucy Tufts, described as his beloved niece, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell dated 9 November 1776 at Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Lucy his two handsome silver candlesticks, his curious toad and what was in it, and her Aunt Turell's picture.1
Marriage*20 November 1777She married Benjamin Hall Jr., son of Benjamin Hall and Hepzibah Jones, on 20 November 1777 in Medford.3,4

Family

Benjamin Hall Jr. b. 9 Aug 1754

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Hall, pages 538-549. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, page 233. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mercy Tufts1,2

b. 19 October 1742, d. 26 August 1813
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts2 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith2 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*19 October 1742Mercy Tufts was born on 19 October 1742.2
Marriage*29 December 1762She married as his second wife Thomas Brooks, son of Samuel Brooks and Mary Boatwell, on 29 December 1762 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Mercy Brooks was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Mercy (Tufts) Brooks the silver porringer he ate out of as a token of his respect.1
(Wife) Death7 March 1799Mercy became a widow when Thomas Brooks died on 7 March 1799.4
Death*26 August 1813She died of consumption on 26 August 1813 in Medford at age 702,5
Burial*27 August 1813 and was buried the next day on 27 August 1813 in Medford.5

Family

Thomas Brooks b. 6 Jan 1732, d. 7 Mar 1799

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [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."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 311. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 349.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 348.

Peter Tufts1

b. 1617, d. 13 May 1700
Birth*1617Peter Tufts was born in 1617 in England.1,2
Marriage*before 1648He married Mary Pierce before 1648 in the part of Charlestown that would become Malden in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Residence*3 May 1665Peter and Mary (Pierce) Tufts were residents of Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), by 3 May 1665 when Peter was admitted a freeman. He was one of the earliest and largest land-owners in Medford and Malden, both settled originally as a part of Charlestown.1
Death*13 May 1700He died on 13 May 1700 in Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 831,3
Burial* and was buried in Malden Churchyard, Malden.1

Family

Mary Pierce b. c 1628, d. Jan 1702/3
Children1.Captain Peter Tufts+1 b. 1648
2.Jonathan Tufts+2 b. 1657, d. 1720

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 758. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Malden Deaths, Volume 1, page 382. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Captain Peter Tufts1

b. 1648
Father*Peter Tufts1 b. 1617, d. 13 May 1700
Mother*Mary Pierce1 b. c 1628, d. Jan 1702/3
Birth*1648Captain Peter Tufts was born in 1648.1
Marriage*26 August 1670He married first Elizabeth Lynde, daughter of Thomas Lynde, on 26 August 1670 in the part of Charlestown that would become Medford in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
(Husband) Death15 July 1684Peter became a widower when Elizabeth (Lynde) Tufts died on 15 July 1684.1,3
Marriage*16 December 1684He married second Mercy Cotton on 16 December 1684 in Medford.1,4,2

Family 1

Elizabeth Lynde b. 20 Apr 1650, d. 15 Jul 1684
Child1.Thomas Tufts1 b. 31 Mar 1683, d. 26 Dec 1733

Family 2

Mercy Cotton b. 3 Nov 1666, d. 18 Jun 1715
Child1.Dr. Simon Tufts+1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 758. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Malden Deaths, Volume 1, page 382. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, page 311.

Rebecca Tufts1

b. 31 March 1734, d. 12 January 1779
Father*Joseph Tufts1
Mother*Lydia Francis1
Birth*31 March 1734Rebecca Tufts was born on 31 March 1734 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*15 February 1753She married William Tufts, son of Dr. Simon Tufts and Abigail Smith, on 15 February 1753 in Medford.1,3
(Wife) Death24 October 1775Rebecca became a widow when William Tufts died on 24 October 1775.1,4
Death*12 January 1779She died of fever on 12 January 1779 in Medford at age 44.1,5

Family

William Tufts b. 28 Aug 1730, d. 24 Oct 1775

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 311.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 446.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 445.

Samuel Tufts1

b. 7 January 1735, d. 20 September 1799
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith1 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*7 January 1735Samuel Tufts was born on 7 January 1735.1
Marriage*24 November 1762He married Sarah Moody, daughter of Cutting Moody and Dorothy Bartlett, on 24 November 1762 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Occupation*Samuel was a merchant in Newburyport.1
(Husband) Death25 July 1792Samuel became a widower when Sarah Tufts died on 25 July 1792.3
Death*20 September 1799He died on 20 September 1799 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 64.1,3

Family

Sarah Moody b. 26 Apr 1739, d. 25 Jul 1792

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Newbury Marriages, page 495. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Newburyport Deaths, page 821.

Samuel Tufts1

b. 29 April 1697
Father*Jonathan Tufts1 b. 1657, d. 1720
Mother*Rebecca Waite1 b. 1662, d. 1756
Birth*29 April 1697Samuel Tufts was born on 29 April 1697 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*17 November 1722He married Elizabeth Sweetser of Charlestown on 17 November 1722 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, Volume 1, page 152. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, pages 299 and 312, date noted as "17 Nov (?27), 1722."
  4. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855, Tufts, pages 561-573, date noted as 28 Mar 1723.
  5. [S942] Charlestown, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online at www.americanancestors.org, Marriages, Volume 2, Part II, page 464. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Vital Records to 1850.

Dr. Simon Tufts1

b. 31 January 1699/0, d. 31 January 1746/47
Father*Captain Peter Tufts2 b. 1648
Mother*Mercy Cotton2 b. 3 Nov 1666, d. 18 Jun 1715
Birth*31 January 1699/0Simon Tufts was born on 31 January 1699/0 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*28 October 1725He married Abigail Smith, daughter of William Smith and Abigail ______, on 28 October 1725 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Occupation*He was the first settled Physician in Medford.1
Death*31 January 1746/47He died on 31 January 1746/47 at age 47 "to a day" in Medford5
Burial* and was buried in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.6

Family

Abigail Smith b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Children1.Simon Tufts Esq.+4 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
2.Abigail Tufts7 b. 22 Sep 1728, d. 29 Aug 1810
3.William Tufts7 b. 28 Aug 1730, d. 24 Oct 1775
4.Cotton Tufts7 b. 30 May 1732, d. 8 Dec 1815
5.Samuel Tufts7 b. 7 Jan 1735, d. 20 Sep 1799
6.Mercy Tufts7 b. 19 Oct 1742, d. 26 Aug 1813
7.Anna Tufts7 b. 8 Nov 1744

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, noting the date of 30 Jan from a private record.
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, noting the date of 30 Jan from a private record and 31 Jan from his gravestone.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [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."

Simon Tufts Esq.1,2

b. 16 January 1726/27, d. 31 December 1786
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts3 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith3 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*16 January 1726/27Simon Tufts Esq. was born on 16 January 1726/27 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Education*1744He graduated from Harvard College, Boston, in 1744.5
Marriage*23 February 1749He married first Lucy Dudley, daughter of Colonel William Dudley and Elizabeth Davenport, on 23 February 1749. They were married by the Reverend Mr. Nathaniel Walter in the Second Church, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
(Husband) Death18 November 1768Simon became a widower when Lucy (Dudley) Tufts died on 18 November 1768.6,7
Marriage5 October 1769He married second Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Stephen Hall Esq. and Mary Muzzy, on 5 October 1769 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Simon Tufts Esq., described as his beloved nephew of Medford, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Simon 20 pounds sterling, his "fine heliotrope or Bloodstone", and the watch he wore. Turell also appointed Tufts, his dear friend and nephew, his sole Executor and Administrator, trusting in his love and friendship to faithfully perform and execute his will.2
Probate*23 December 1778Simon Tufts Esq. was appointed Executor for the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, opened for probate on 23 December 1778 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). On that same date, Thomas Brooks, Aaron Hall and Ebenezer Hall were appointed and empowered to take an inventory of and to, according to their best skill and judgment, truly and justly appraise Ebenezer's entire estate. They were all commissioned and sworn by Judge John Winthrop, Judge of Probate and Wills, on 26 Jan 1779. On that same date in January, the three appraisers submitted their Inventory of Ebenezer's Estate totaling £9,395,16s, 2p. It listed Personal items of £5,052,16s, 2p, which included a Negro woman valued at £20. He also had £4,343 in Real Estate located in Boston and Medford.2
Probate*16 December 1779 On 16 December 1779, Simon, as Executor for the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, traveled to Boston and removed Ebenezer Turell Dennie, who was 11 years old, from his family because he was an orphan.2
Probate Dispute*2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.2
Massachusetts Money The pound was the currency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its colonial predecessors until 1793. Like the British pound sterling of that era, the Massachusetts pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, but the Massachusetts and British pounds were not equivalent in value. British and other foreign coins were widely circulated in Massachusetts, supplemented by locally-produced coins between about 1652 and 1682 and by local paper money from 1690.

The paper money issued in colonial Massachusetts was denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence. Initially, six shillings were equal to one Spanish dollar. After years of high inflation, in 1749 Massachusetts withdrew its paper money from circulation and returned to money in the form of coin.

After the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, the Continental Congress began issuing paper money known as Continental currency, or Continentals. Continental currency was denominated in dollars from 1/6 of a dollar to $80, including many odd denominations in between. During the Revolution, Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental currency.

Continental currency depreciated badly during the war, giving rise to the famous phrase "not worth a continental". Several factors contributed to the declining value. Monetary policy was not coordinated between Congress and the states which, like Massachusetts, continued to issue too many bills of credit not backed by tangible assets. Congress and the states lacked the will or the means to retire the bills from circulation through taxation or the sale of bonds. Another problem was that the British successfully waged economic warfare by counterfeiting Continentals on a large scale.

By the end of 1778, Continentals retained from 1/5 to 1/7 of their face value. By 1780, the bills were worth 1/40th of face value. Congress attempted to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, without success. By May 1781, Continentals had become so worthless that they ceased to circulate as money. Benjamin Franklin noted that the depreciation of the currency had, in effect, acted as a tax to pay for the war. In the 1790s, after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Continentals could be exchanged for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. The Massachusetts state currency depreciated greatly and was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 1793.

The painful experience of the runaway inflation and collapse of the Continental dollar prompted the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution so that the individual states could not issue bills of credit, or "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." This restriction of bills of credit was extended to the Federal Government, as the power to "emit bills" from the Articles of Confederation was abolished, leaving Congress with the power "to borrow money on credit."8,9
Probate Dispute9 March 1780During the course of the Turell probate, Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, submitted itemized reports to the court accounting for his payments to beneficiaries and the expenses he incurred on estate business. On 9 March 1780, the Executor listed cash paid in the amount of £329, 3s, 8p to the residuary legatees.2
Probate1 October 1783Simon Tufts Esq., Executor of the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell was cited to appear before Judge Oliver Prescott at his office in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on 1 October 1783 to render an account of his Administration of the estate. Simon's citation extended to the heirs and others concerned citing them also to appear (if they think fit) at the same time and place, to offer any objections to the account exhibited for the court's approval. Simon was directed to serve the citation, with a return to the court, to the heirs and others concerned. As a result of their meeting, with the heirs consenting, Judge Prescott approved the Executor's account, and on 6 Nov 1783, entered it into the court record in Middlesex.2
Death*31 December 1786 Confined for eleven months by consumption, he died on Sunday morning at 1 o'clock 31 December 1786 in Medford at age 59.1,3
Burial*He was buried in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.10
Administration*3 October 1787After Simon's death, his widow Elizabeth (Hall) Tufts was appointed on 3 October 1787 by Judge Oliver Prescott, Judge of Probate and Wills in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), to be her husband's successor Administrator and continue the unfinished probate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell's estate. On the same date, Judge Prescott, who had been appointed to the position following the death of Judge Winthrop in 1779, ordered John Brooks Esq., Ebenezer Hall and Moses Billings to complete another inventory and appraise the estate, according to their best skill and judgment, in lawful money of the Commonwealth.2

Family 1

Lucy Dudley b. 15 Feb 1727, d. 18 Nov 1768
Children1.Simon Tufts Jr.1 b. 7 Apr 1750, d. Jan 1802
2.Lucy Tufts3 b. 8 Apr 1753
3.Katherine Tufts3 b. 25 Apr 1754, d. 11 Sep 1758

Family 2

Elizabeth Hall b. 15 May 1743, d. 30 Aug 1830
Children1.Turell Tufts11,3 b. 8 Oct 1770, d. 9 Jun 1842
2.Cotton Tufts3 b. 21 Nov 1771, d. 12 Feb 1835
3.Hall Tufts3 b. 14 Jan 1775, d. 19 Jul 1801
4.Stephen Tufts3 b. 17 Feb 1777, d. 18 Jul 1778

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, page 145.
  5. [S1013] Unidentified author, "Gov. Thomas Dudley and his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 10, pages 133-142 and pages 337-340 (April and October 1856): page 340. Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dudley and his Descendants."
  6. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society, her date of death recorded as 18 Nov 1768.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucy (Dudley) Tufts, Memorial# 26903838, noting her date of death as 18 Oct 1768, however the information on the Tufts gravestone is cracked at her date and unreadable to this researcher. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_pound. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  9. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835.
  11. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Town Clerk.

Simon Tufts Jr.1,2

b. 7 April 1750, d. January 1802
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.3 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Lucy Dudley3 b. 15 Feb 1727, d. 18 Nov 1768
Birth*7 April 1750Simon Tufts Jr. was born on Saturday morning 7 April 1750 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3,1
Baptism and was baptized the following Sabbath by the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in Medford.1
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Simon Tufts Jr., described as his beloved great nephew, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Simon Jr. his large two-handled silver cup or bowl with a silver cover to it.2
Death*January 1802He died in January 1802 at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, at age 51.1
Burial*He was buried in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.4

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Stephen Tufts1

b. 17 February 1777, d. 18 July 1778
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.1 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Elizabeth Hall1 b. 15 May 1743, d. 30 Aug 1830
Birth*17 February 1777Stephen Tufts was born on Monday evening at 10 o'clock 17 February 1777 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress),1
Baptism and was baptized the following Sabbath by the Reverend Mr. David Osgood in Medford.1
Death*18 July 1778He died of dysentery on 18 July 1778 in Medford at age 17 months.1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Thomas Tufts1

b. 31 March 1683, d. 26 December 1733
Father*Captain Peter Tufts1 b. 1648
Mother*Elizabeth Lynde1 b. 20 Apr 1650, d. 15 Jul 1684
Birth*31 March 1683Thomas Tufts was born on 31 March 1683 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Death*26 December 1733He died on 26 December 1733 in Medford at age 50.1

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, Volume 1, page 153. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Turell Tufts1

b. 8 October 1770, d. 9 June 1842
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.2,3 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Elizabeth Hall3,2 b. 15 May 1743, d. 30 Aug 1830
Birth*8 October 1770Turell Tufts was born Monday morning at 4 o'clock on 8 October 1770 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3,2
Baptism and was baptized in Medford the following Sabbath by the Reverend Ebenezer Turell for whom he was named.3
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Turell Tufts, described as his beloved great nephew, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave little Turell, for the great regard he has for his father, for him, and his family, his picture, so that his shadow might remain in Medford following his decease.1
Death*9 June 1842He died on Thursday morning 9 June 1842 at age 713
Burial* was buried in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.4

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Town Clerk. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

William Tufts1

b. 28 August 1730, d. 24 October 1775
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith1 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*28 August 1730William Tufts was born on 28 August 1730 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*15 February 1753He married Rebecca Tufts, daughter of Joseph Tufts and Lydia Francis, on 15 February 1753 in Medford.1,3
Death*24 October 1775He died of fever on 24 October 1775 in Medford at age 45.1,4

Family

Rebecca Tufts b. 31 Mar 1734, d. 12 Jan 1779

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, page 153. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 311.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 446.

Ebenezer Turell Family Tomb1

Burial*Extended family members of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell who were buried in Plot 290, in the Turell Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, were Reverend Ebenezer Turell, Jane (Colman) Turell, Samuel Turell, Lucy (Davenport) Turell, Ebenezer Hall, Susanna (Floyd) Hall and Eleanor Hall Green. A photo of the family's gravestone is available at the camera icon.2

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Reverend Ebenezer Turell, Memorial# 26920869, created by BobBoston. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Anna Turell1

b. 31 March 1674, d. before 30 October 1687
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*31 March 1674Anna Turell was born on 31 March 1674 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*before 30 October 1687 and died in Boston before 30 October 1687 when a second child named Anna was born.1

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."

Anna Turell1

b. 30 October 1687, d. before 30 April 1693
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*30 October 1687Anna Turell was born on 30 October 1687 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*before 30 April 1693 and probably died in Boston before 30 April 1693 when her three brothers were baptized.1

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."

Anna Turell1

b. 20 August 1657, d. 8 August 1658
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Lydia Blott2 d. 23 Jun 1659
Birth*20 August 1657Anna Turell was born on 20 August 1657 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),3
Death*8 August 1658 and died before her first birthday on 8 August 1658 in Boston.1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 66. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 60, daughter of "Samuel" and Lydia which is believed to be a transcription error.

Benjamin Turell1

b. 21 June 1665
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Mary Colburn3 b. 25 Apr 1625, d. 23 Jan 1697
Birth*21 June 1665Benjamin Turell was born on 21 June 1665 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 97. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 74, noting she was the daughter of Daniel and Lydia which is likely an error since Lydia had died in 1659 and this record is recorded as a birth and not a baptism.

Child Turell1

d. before 26 March 1735
Father*Reverend Ebenezer Turell1 b. 5 Feb 1702, d. 5 Dec 1778
Mother*Jane Colman1 b. 25 Feb 1707/8, d. 26 Mar 1735
Birth*Another Child Turell was born, however no sex or dates have been identified.1
Death*before 26 March 1735The child died early, and before 26 March 1735.1

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."

Child Turell1

d. before 26 March 1735
Father*Reverend Ebenezer Turell1 b. 5 Feb 1702, d. 5 Dec 1778
Mother*Jane Colman1 b. 25 Feb 1707/8, d. 26 Mar 1735
Birth*A third Child Turell was born, however no sex or dates have been identified.1
Death*before 26 March 1735The child died early, and before 26 March 1735.1

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."

Child Turell1

d. before 26 March 1735
Father*Reverend Ebenezer Turell1 b. 5 Feb 1702, d. 5 Dec 1778
Mother*Jane Colman1 b. 25 Feb 1707/8, d. 26 Mar 1735
Birth*A third Child Turell was born, however no sex or dates have been identified.1
Death*before 26 March 1735The child died early, and before 26 March 1735.1

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."

Christian Turell1,2

b. 17 December 1688
Father*Samuel Turell3 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard3 b. 27 Mar 1660
Birth*17 December 1688Christian Turell was born on 17 December 1688 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4
Relationship Note*Christian Turell and Christopher Turell may have been twins.5
Marriage*9 April 1717She married Samuel Bass on 9 April 1717 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by the Presbyterian Reverend Mr. John Webb.2
Religion*10 November 1717Christian (Turell) Bass was admitted to full communion on 10 November 1717 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6
(Heir) Will9 November 1776The children of Christian Bass, described as his beloved sister, deceased, were named as beneficiaries of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Christian (Turell) Bass's children and their heirs the other one-half part of his real and personal estate (not already disposed of in his will) to be equally divided among them.1
(Sister) Probate Dispute2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.1

Family

Samuel Bass
Children1.Lydia Bass7 b. 24 Apr 1718
2.Samuel Bass8 b. 28 Apr 1720
3.Christian Bass7 b. 19 Dec 1722
4.Daniel Bass+7 b. 12 Feb 1724/25, d. 19 Jan 1761
5.Rebecca Bass7 b. 27 Dec 1727
6.Ebenezer Bass7 b. 8 Nov 1730
7.Mary Bass+9 b. 10 Mar 1733/34

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  3. [S1020] Communicated by Hamilton Andrews Hill, "Memoranda by Hon. Samuel Turell Armstrong", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 44, pages 139-141 (April 1890). Hereinafter cited as "Memoranda by Samuel Turell Armstrong."
  4. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574, and if correct about Christian's birth date, she and Christopher were twins. Christopher's birth record in Boston has been identified, but this source is the only one found providing a date from Christian's birth. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  5. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855, Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574, and if correct about Christian's birth date, she and Christopher were twins. Christopher's birth record in Boston has been identified, but this is the only source found providing a date for Christian's birth.
  6. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 23. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  7. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  8. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 142.
  9. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 180.

Christopher Turell1

b. 17 December 1688
Father*Samuel Turell1 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard1 b. 27 Mar 1660
Birth*17 December 1688Christopher Turell was born on 17 December 1688 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Relationship Note*Christopher Turell and Christian Turell may have been twins.3

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  3. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574, and if correct about Christian's birth date, she and Christopher were twins. Christopher's birth record in Boston has been identified, but this is the only source found providing a date for Christian's birth. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.

Colburn Turell1

b. 4 December 1662
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Mary Colburn3 b. 25 Apr 1625, d. 23 Jan 1697
Birth*4 December 1662Colburn Turell was born on 4 December 1662 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 85. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 74, noting she was the daughter of Daniel and Lydia which is likely an error since Lydia had died in 1659 and this record is recorded as a birth and not a baptism.

Daniel Turell1

b. 25 December 1681
Father*Samuel Turell1 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard1 b. 27 Mar 1660
Baptism*25 December 1681Daniel Turell was baptized on 25 December 1681 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 92. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Daniel Turell1

d. before 2 January 1702/3
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*Daniel Turell was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), probably several years before his baptism, since he and his two older brothers were all baptized at the same time.1
Baptism30 April 1693He was baptized with brothers Joseph and John on 30 April 1693 at Second Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Probate*January 1702/3 In January 1702/3 Joseph Turell petitioned the Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, stating that his brother Daniel Turell Jr. Late of Boston, surgeon, had died intestate on board the ship Johnson, a frigate, Samuel White, Commander, in her late voyage from Barbados to New England. The document said that Daniel's wages and estate belong to Joseph, being his only brother and heir. He requested that administration be granted to their father, Mr. Daniel Turell, anchorsmith. On 2 Jan 1702/03, Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, posted a £100 bond and on the same date administration was granted to Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, for his son Joseph only heir to Joseph's brother Daniel.2
Death*before 2 January 1702/3He died at sea, probably a teenager, before 2 January 1702/3.1
Research Notes* The Barrell source further explained in a footnote that although Daniel seems young to have been a surgeon at 16 or 17, and Joseph seems young to have made a petition, the fact that their sister Mary was not baptized with them in 1693 suggests that they were younger than she. But it is possible that Daniel and/or Joseph were older than Mary, and that she was baptized separately (or not at all). If that was the case, then Daniel may have been born about 1676 or 1679 and Joseph may have been born about 1685.1

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston", Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145, citing Suffolk County Probate, Volume 5, pages 383-384.

Daniel Turell1

b. 22 February 1714
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*22 February 1714Daniel Turell was born on 22 February 1714 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Daniel Turell1

b. 18 September 1728
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*18 September 1728Daniel Turell was born on 18 September 1728 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Captain Daniel Turell1

d. 23 January 1699
Marriage*before 1646He married first Lydia Blott before 1646 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Occupation*Daniel was a blacksmith and anchorsmith in Boston.3
(Husband) Death23 June 1659Daniel became a widower when Lydia (Blott) Turell died on 23 June 1659.3,2
Marriage*10 November 1659He married second, as her second husband, Mary (Colburn) Barrell in 10 November 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4,5,6
Death*23 January 1699He died on 23 January 1699 in Boston.7

Family 1

Lydia Blott d. 23 Jun 1659
Children1.Daniel Turell Jr.+3 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
2.John Turell8 b. 4 Mar 1649
3.Joseph Turell8 b. 27 Dec 1653, d. 10 Mar 1654
4.Joseph Turell+8 b. 25 Mar 1655
5.Anna Turell8 b. 20 Aug 1657, d. 8 Aug 1658
6.Samuel Turell+1 b. 14 Jun 1659

Family 2

Mary Colburn b. 25 Apr 1625, d. 23 Jan 1697
Children1.Lydia Turell+8 b. 30 Nov 1660
2.Colburn Turell8 b. 4 Dec 1662
3.Sarah Turell8 b. 14 Oct 1663, d. 22 Oct 1663
4.Elizabeth Turell8 b. 14 Oct 1663, d. 22 Oct 1663
5.Benjamin Turell8 b. 21 Jun 1665
6.Humphrey Turell8 b. 10 Sep 1669

Citations

  1. [S1004] Oliver Ayer Roberts, History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, in four Volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1895-1901), Volume II, 1738-1821, page 7. Hereinafter cited as Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 760. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  4. [S1036] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, online at www.americanancestors.org, William Colbron, Volume I, page 412. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Vols. I-III.
  5. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston", John Barrell, pages 141-143.
  6. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 72. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  7. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  8. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.