Jacob Vernon1

d. 1740
Father*Randal Vernon2 b. c 1640, d. 1725
Mother*Sarah Bradshaw2 d. 18 Feb 1718/19
Birth*Jacob Vernon was born in Cheshire, England.2
Marriage*July 1701He married Ann Yearsley, daughter of John Yearsley and Elizabeth ______, in July 1701 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,1
Residence*Ann and Jacob Vernon lived in Thornbury, Chester County.1
Death*1740He died in 1740, probably at Thornbury.2

Family

Ann Yearsley
Child1.Abraham Vernon1 b. 5 Jul 1706, d. b 2 May 1749

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 153. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Randal Vernon, page 755. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Randal Vernon1

b. circa 1640, d. 1725
Birth*circa 1640Randal Vernon was born circa 1640, based upon his reported age at death, in England.1
Marriage*14 November 1670He married Sarah Bradshaw of Stanthorne on 14 November 1670 in the home of his brother Thomas in Stanthorne, Cheshire.1,2
Residence*Sarah and Randal Vernon lived with their children in Sandiway, Cheshire, England.1
Immigration*1682Brothers Randal Vernon, Thomas Vernon and Robert Vernon immigrated together in 1682 to America with their wives, Elizabeth (__?__) Vernon, Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon and Elinor (Minshall) Vernon, respectively, and children, settling at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,3,4,5
(Husband) Death18 February 1718/19Randal became a widower when Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon died on 18 February 1718/19.6
Death*1725He died in 1725, probably at Nether Providence, at age 85.1

Family

Sarah Bradshaw d. 18 Feb 1718/19
Child1.Jacob Vernon+1 d. 1740

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Randal Vernon, page 755. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", downloaded from HathiTrust at www.hathitrust.org. The Literary Era : a Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (September 1899), Volume VI, page 278: the date written as "1670... the 14 day of ye 9th month" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as "Vernon of Cheshire, England."
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Robert Vernon, page 755.
  5. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England."
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755, the date written as "12, 18, 1718-9" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.

Robert Vernon1

d. February 1709/10
Birth*Robert Vernon was born in England.1
Marriage*He married Elinor Minshall, daughter of John Minshall, probably in Cheshire, England.1
Residence*Elinor and Robert Vernon lived with their children in Stoke, Cheshire, England.1
(Brother) Immigration1682Brothers Randal Vernon, Thomas Vernon and Robert Vernon immigrated together in 1682 to America with their wives, Elizabeth (__?__) Vernon, Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon and Elinor (Minshall) Vernon, respectively, and children, settling at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,3,1,4
Death*February 1709/10He died in January or February 1709/10, probably at Nether Providence.1

Family

Elinor Minshall d. 24 Sep 1720

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Robert Vernon, page 755. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754.
  4. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", downloaded from HathiTrust at www.hathitrust.org. The Literary Era : a Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (September 1899), Volume VI, page 278. Hereinafter cited as "Vernon of Cheshire, England."

Thomas Vernon1

d. 25 December 1698
Birth*Thomas Vernon was born in England.1
Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______, probably in Cheshire, England.1
Residence*Elizabeth and Thomas Vernon lived with their children in Stanthorne, Cheshire, England.1
Immigration*1682Brothers Randal Vernon, Thomas Vernon and Robert Vernon immigrated together in 1682 to America with their wives, Elizabeth (__?__) Vernon, Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon and Elinor (Minshall) Vernon, respectively, and children, settling at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,1,3,4
Death*25 December 1698He died on 25 December 1698, probably at Nether Providence.5

Family

Elizabeth ______ d. 24 May 1714
Child1.Elizabeth Vernon+1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Thomas Vernon, page 754. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Robert Vernon, page 755.
  4. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", downloaded from HathiTrust at www.hathitrust.org. The Literary Era : a Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (September 1899), Volume VI, page 278. Hereinafter cited as "Vernon of Cheshire, England."
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754, the date written as "10, 25, 1698" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Violet1

(Negro woman) Will25 March 1747The will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston described Violet as his Negro woman. His will stated that Violet was currently living with and serving his sister Elizabeth Righton in her old age, and that his will was that Violet continue to serve his sister while she lived. His will asked God to give his Grace to Violet, and to his Negro man Boston. He left both of his slaves in Trust with his Executors to dispose of as seemed best to them.1
(Negro woman) Inventory18 September 1747 On 18 September 1747 the Inventory of the estate of the Reverend Benjamin Colman was filed with Judge Edward Hutchinson in Boston. Reverend Colman owned two slaves; his Negro man Boston was appraised at £300, and his Negro woman Violet at £220.1

Citations

  1. [S510] Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899. Microreproduction of original records in the Suffolk County courthouse on 439 reels. Dates listed are approximate only. Miscellaneous docket lists estates not appearing in files, appointments of officers, and other miscellaneous records. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Benjamin Colman 1747 probate packet# 8827, FHL Film# 493868. Hereinafter cited as Suffolk County Probate Records, 1636-1899.

Anne Vipont1

Father*Charles Vipont1 d. 27 Feb 1778
Mother*Mary Stiles1
(Elder Daughter) Will25 August 1777Anne was named as a beneficiary in the will of Charles Vipont of Jamestown, County Dublin, dated 25 August 1777. She was identified as a daughter of Mrs. Mary Stiles, Charles's housekeeper in Hampton Court, Middlesex, England. Her mother and siblings, Philip Vipont and Jane Vipont, were also named as beneficiaries.1
(Elder Daughter) Deed Memorial4 April 1778A memorial was made of the last will and testament, bearing date the 25th of August 1777, of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., deceased.

Whereby the said Charles Vipont devised all his real estate and leasehold interest in the counties of Dublin and Cavan, and also all his real estate interest in Church Street and Francis Street in the city of Dublin unto his trustees, the Reverend Bigoe Henzell of the town of Drogheda, Graves Chamney and John Bayly, of the towns of Platin and Shrubbs, Esq., respectively, and to the survivors and survivor of them, and to the heirs of such survivor, to the uses after mentioned.

That is to say, to pay to unto Mrs. Mary Stiles, his housekeeper in Hampton Court in the county of Middlesex, £150 yearly, payable half yearly, to commence from his death, and to Rachel Watson of Summerhill in the county of Dublin, widow, 20 guineas payable every half year to commence from the time of his death, and to apply a sufficient part of the issues and profits for the maintenance and education of Philip, the son of the said Mary Stiles, till he attains the age of 21 years. And upon his attaining the age of 21 years, and securing the payments of the aforesaid annuities, he directs his said trustees to convey all his said estates to the said Phillip and his heirs forever.

And if the said Phillip should die before he attains the age of 21 years, the said Charles Vipont directs his said trustees to convey the said real and freehold estates unto his kinsman the said Reverend Bigoe Henzell and his heirs forever, on his securing the payment of the aforesaid annuities.

And after devising several pecuniary legacies, he bequeathed all the residue of his real and personal estates unto the said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden of London, to be by them equally divided between Anne and Jane, the daughters of the said Mary Stiles, to be paid to them at their respective ages of 21 years or days of marriage which should first happen, and directed that a sufficient part of the interest and produce thereof might be applied for their maintenance and education, and if either said Anne and Jane should happen to die before marriage or age of 21 years, he directed her share _____ dying to be paid to the daughter of the said Bigoe Henzell.

And of his will, appointed said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden executors and guardians of the said Philip, Anne and Jane which said will was signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Charles Vipont in the presence of Gregory Byrne and James Archbold of the city of Dublin, merchants, and Matthew St. Leger, clerk to the said Gregory Byrne. The memorial was duly executed by the said Bigoe Henzell in the presence of, and is witnessed by, Christopher Abbott the younger and Clement Moore, both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. Bigoe Henzell signed and sealed in the presence of Christopher Abbott Jr. and Clement Moore. The memorial was registered in Dublin on 4 April 1778.1
(Witness to Deed) Deed Memorial10 November 1806Anne Vipont of Kells in the county of Meath signed as a witness to a memorial deed of appointment dated 10 November 1806 made between her brother-in-law, John Smith of Kells in the county of Meath, Esq. and her sister, Jane Smith, otherwise Gerrard his wife of the first part, and Jane's son, Thomas Gerrard, of Liscartan in the county of Meath Esq. of the other part.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1778; Film# 531695, Volume 323, pages 357-358, Deed number 215449, images 187-188. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386.

Charles Vipont1

d. 27 February 1778
Deed Memorial*20 December 1771A memorial of an indented deed bearing date 20 December 1771 was made whereby Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq., executor of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, gentleman, deceased, for the consideration therein mentioned, demised unto Charles Vipont of Bellevue in the county of Dublin, Esq., all that and those the castles, towns and lands of Liscartan in the county of Meath, containing 430 acres more or less with the appurtenances.

To hold to the said Charles Vipont, his executors, administrators and assigns, from the 25th day of March next for the term of 20 years and 6 months at the yearly rent of one peppercorn payable on every Christmas subject to redemption on payment of the sum therein mentioned with interest.

Which said deed was duly executed by the parties thereto in the presence of, and witnessed by, Christopher Abbott and Robert Warren of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. The memorial was also duly executed, signed and sealed by Samuel Gerrard in the presence of the same witnesses, and registered on 23 December 1771.2
Will*25 August 1777Charles made his will dated 25 August 1777 at Jamestown, County Dublin. His primary beneficiaries included Mrs. Mary Stiles, his housekeeper in Hampton Court in the county of Middlesex, England, Mary's children, son Philip and daughters, Anne and Jane. He left a small annuity to Rachel Watson, who was identified only as a widow of Summerhill. His kinsman, the Reverend Bigoe Henzell of the town of Drogheda, was appointed as a trustee, executor and guardian of the children, and Bigoe's daughter was named as a residual beneficiary. Additional trustees were Graves Chamney and John Bayly.1
Death*27 February 1778He died on or about 27 February 1778, probably in Jamestown.3
Deed Memorial*4 April 1778A memorial was made of the last will and testament, bearing date the 25th of August 1777, of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., deceased.

Whereby the said Charles Vipont devised all his real estate and leasehold interest in the counties of Dublin and Cavan, and also all his real estate interest in Church Street and Francis Street in the city of Dublin unto his trustees, the Reverend Bigoe Henzell of the town of Drogheda, Graves Chamney and John Bayly, of the towns of Platin and Shrubbs, Esq., respectively, and to the survivors and survivor of them, and to the heirs of such survivor, to the uses after mentioned.

That is to say, to pay to unto Mrs. Mary Stiles, his housekeeper in Hampton Court in the county of Middlesex, £150 yearly, payable half yearly, to commence from his death, and to Rachel Watson of Summerhill in the county of Dublin, widow, 20 guineas payable every half year to commence from the time of his death, and to apply a sufficient part of the issues and profits for the maintenance and education of Philip, the son of the said Mary Stiles, till he attains the age of 21 years. And upon his attaining the age of 21 years, and securing the payments of the aforesaid annuities, he directs his said trustees to convey all his said estates to the said Phillip and his heirs forever.

And if the said Phillip should die before he attains the age of 21 years, the said Charles Vipont directs his said trustees to convey the said real and freehold estates unto his kinsman the said Reverend Bigoe Henzell and his heirs forever, on his securing the payment of the aforesaid annuities.

And after devising several pecuniary legacies, he bequeathed all the residue of his real and personal estates unto the said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden of London, to be by them equally divided between Anne and Jane, the daughters of the said Mary Stiles, to be paid to them at their respective ages of 21 years or days of marriage which should first happen, and directed that a sufficient part of the interest and produce thereof might be applied for their maintenance and education, and if either said Anne and Jane should happen to die before marriage or age of 21 years, he directed her share _____ dying to be paid to the daughter of the said Bigoe Henzell.

And of his will, appointed said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden executors and guardians of the said Philip, Anne and Jane which said will was signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Charles Vipont in the presence of Gregory Byrne and James Archbold of the city of Dublin, merchants, and Matthew St. Leger, clerk to the said Gregory Byrne. The memorial was duly executed by the said Bigoe Henzell in the presence of, and is witnessed by, Christopher Abbott the younger and Clement Moore, both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. Bigoe Henzell signed and sealed in the presence of Christopher Abbott Jr. and Clement Moore. The memorial was registered in Dublin on 4 April 1778.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1778; Film# 531695, Volume 323, pages 357-358, Deed number 215449, images 187-188. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1771; Film# 530914, Volume 281, pages 686-687, Deed Number 189262, image 363.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1789; Film# 534021, Volume 412, pages 432-433, Deed Number 270967, image 237.

Grace Vipont1

Marriage*She married Thomas Pierson.1

Family

Thomas Pierson
Child1.Grace Pierson+1 b. 31 May 1680, d. 30 Apr 1719

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.

Jane Vipont1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Charles Vipont2 d. 27 Feb 1778
Mother*Mary Stiles2
(Younger Daughter) Will25 August 1777Jane was named as a beneficiary in the will of Charles Vipont of Jamestown, County Dublin, dated 25 August 1777. She was identified as a daughter of Mrs. Mary Stiles, Charles's housekeeper in Hampton Court, Middlesex, England. Her mother and siblings, Philip Vipont and Anne Vipont, were also named as beneficiaries.2
(Younger Daughter) Deed Memorial4 April 1778A memorial was made of the last will and testament, bearing date the 25th of August 1777, of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., deceased.

Whereby the said Charles Vipont devised all his real estate and leasehold interest in the counties of Dublin and Cavan, and also all his real estate interest in Church Street and Francis Street in the city of Dublin unto his trustees, the Reverend Bigoe Henzell of the town of Drogheda, Graves Chamney and John Bayly, of the towns of Platin and Shrubbs, Esq., respectively, and to the survivors and survivor of them, and to the heirs of such survivor, to the uses after mentioned.

That is to say, to pay to unto Mrs. Mary Stiles, his housekeeper in Hampton Court in the county of Middlesex, £150 yearly, payable half yearly, to commence from his death, and to Rachel Watson of Summerhill in the county of Dublin, widow, 20 guineas payable every half year to commence from the time of his death, and to apply a sufficient part of the issues and profits for the maintenance and education of Philip, the son of the said Mary Stiles, till he attains the age of 21 years. And upon his attaining the age of 21 years, and securing the payments of the aforesaid annuities, he directs his said trustees to convey all his said estates to the said Phillip and his heirs forever.

And if the said Phillip should die before he attains the age of 21 years, the said Charles Vipont directs his said trustees to convey the said real and freehold estates unto his kinsman the said Reverend Bigoe Henzell and his heirs forever, on his securing the payment of the aforesaid annuities.

And after devising several pecuniary legacies, he bequeathed all the residue of his real and personal estates unto the said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden of London, to be by them equally divided between Anne and Jane, the daughters of the said Mary Stiles, to be paid to them at their respective ages of 21 years or days of marriage which should first happen, and directed that a sufficient part of the interest and produce thereof might be applied for their maintenance and education, and if either said Anne and Jane should happen to die before marriage or age of 21 years, he directed her share _____ dying to be paid to the daughter of the said Bigoe Henzell.

And of his will, appointed said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden executors and guardians of the said Philip, Anne and Jane which said will was signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Charles Vipont in the presence of Gregory Byrne and James Archbold of the city of Dublin, merchants, and Matthew St. Leger, clerk to the said Gregory Byrne. The memorial was duly executed by the said Bigoe Henzell in the presence of, and is witnessed by, Christopher Abbott the younger and Clement Moore, both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. Bigoe Henzell signed and sealed in the presence of Christopher Abbott Jr. and Clement Moore. The memorial was registered in Dublin on 4 April 1778.2
(Bride) Deed Memorial26 November 1779A memorial of an indented deed of agreement dated 26 November 1779 was made between Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the county of Meath, gentleman and William Gerrard, his only son, of the first part, Mary Stiles, one of the executors of the last will and testament of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown in the county of Dublin, Esq., deceased, of the second part, Jane Vipont, spinster, of the third part, and Graves Chamney of Platin in the county of Meath, Esq., of the fourth part.

Reciting that a marriage was shortly to be had between the said William Gerrard and Jane Vipont, in consequence whereof the said William would become entitled to one undivided moiety of the real and personal estate of the said Charles Vipont devised to or in trust for the said Anne Vipont, sister of the said Jane. One moiety whereof was estimated to be of the value of £3,000 and upwards.

And further reciting that the said Thomas Gerrard was then seized, among others, of the lands of Corstown, Balrath and Liscartan, situate in the county of Meath, by virtue of three renewal leases for lives or terms for years subject to certain yearly rents, and was also possessed of, and entitled unto other personal estates and effects of very considerable value the whole whereof, except £500, was agreed should, upon his decease, descend to his said son, his executors and administrators, subject to an annuity of £100 to be paid to his wife during her life.

It was therefore by said articles agreed that the said Mary Stiles and Jane Vipont should convey the said Jane's moiety of the said estate and effects unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and that the said Jane should have and be entitled unto one annuity or yearly sum of £200 for the term of her natural life, to commence from the first day of November or the first day of May which should next ensue after the death of the said William Gerrard. And in case the said annuity should not be secured to her satisfaction in three months after the death of the said William Gerrard, it should be lawful for the said Graves Chamney, his executors, administrators or assigns, to enter judgment and issue execution on a bond and warrant in the penalty of £6,000 therein, and thereby levy the sum of £2,000 therein mentioned out of the estate and effects of the said William Gerrard and pay the same unto the said Jane for her sole and separate use which should be in full satisfaction for said annuity, dower or thirds.

And it was thereby further agreed that in case the said Jane should die in the lifetime of her said intended husband leaving issue by him, one of more child or children, and should in the lifetime of such child or children, take to himself a second wife, then the said Graves Chamney, his executors or administrators, might thereupon, by virtue of said bond and warrant, levy and raise out of the estate and effects of the said William, £3,000 for the use of such child or children to be divided between such child or children, if more than one, at the times therein mentioned, with the provisos therein mentioned.

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by the said William Gerrard, the deed witnessed by Christopher Abbott and Christopher Abbott Jr., both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen, and the memorial was witnessed by Christopher Abbott and Francis Elwoods, clerk to the said Christopher Abbott. The memorial was registered on 24 January 1787.3
Marriage*26 November 1779She married, by license dated 26 November 1779, William Gerrard of Martry, County Meath, son of Thomas Gerrard and Sophia ______, in Marlborough Street, Dublin.1,4,5
(Wife) Deathbefore 13 October 1792Jane became a widow when William Gerrard of Liscartan died before 13 October 1792. William was succeeded as Heir at Law at Liscartan by their eldest son Thomas.6
Administration*22 June 1793Administration was finally granted on 22 June 1793 to his widow Jane Gerrard after a former administration was annulled. His administration had been originally granted to Michael Tisdale on 13 October 1792, and renewed to him on 6 November 1792 for "special purpose" pending suit, identifying Jane Gerrard as William's widow and relict and stating that Ann Patterson otherwise Gerrard was pretending to have an interest.6,7,8
(Daughter-in-Law) Administration18 December 1793Jane was granted administration of the estate of her father-in-law Thomas Gerrard on 18 December 1793 because Thomas' only son William, Jane's husband, had predeceased his father. The administration documents named his grandchildren, William and Jane's children, Sophia Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.9
Marriage*12 November 1798She married second John Smith of Cherrymount, County Meath on 12 November 1798 at St. Ann's, Dublin. They appear to have planned to marry originally four years earlier in 1794 when they received their first marriage licence and, for reasons not yet determined, didn't marry until 1798.10,11,12,13
Deed Memorial10 November 1806A memorial deed of appointment dated 10 November 1806 was made between John Smith of Kells in the county of Meath, Esq. and Jane Smith otherwise Gerrard his wife of the first part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath Esq. of the other part.

Reciting that Thomas Gerrard was guardian to his younger brothers and sisters, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard;

and also reciting that by indenture of lease bearing date 13 November 1778 made between William Waller Esq. of Allenstown, County Meath of the one part and the children's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard of Martry, County Meath of the other part, both now deceased, the said William Waller for the considerations therein mentioned demised unto the said Thomas Gerrard of Martry all that part of the lands of Balrathboyne, otherwise Boon, then in the occupancy of the said Thomas Gerrard of Martry, containing 181 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches. To hold to the said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns from the first of November (just past) for the term of 21 years at the yearly rent of £118, 19s, 4p in which said lease was contained a covenant for renewal on the part of the said William Waller, his executors, administrators and assigns to the said Thomas Gerrard, his heirs, administrators and assigns as often as he, the said William Waller should review the same with the Archdeacon of Meath for such further term as the said William Waller, his executors, administrators should obtain a lease of the same and he the said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators or assigns pay one-third part of the fines which should be paid by the said William Waller, his executors or administrators in obtaining such renewal.

And also reciting that Robert Waller, only son of the said William Waller, then deceased, renewed said lease with the Archdeacon of Meath and did in pursuance of the said lease by indenture bearing date 20 February 1797 demise unto the said Jane Smith otherwise Gerrard, who was described in the deed as the "personal representative of the said Thomas Gerrard (of Martry) and of William Gerrard his son", the said and therein before mentioned lands and premises at the said renewed yearly rent and subject to all the clauses and covenants in the original lease mentioned.

It should be noted here that, although Jane Smith otherwise Gerrard was described in the deed as only the personal representative of Thomas Gerrard and his son William, Jane was actually the widow of William Gerrard of Liscartan and daughter-in-law of Thomas Gerrard of Martry and the mother of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan of the "other part" of this deed.

The deed also recited that Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan on 23 July 1803 arrived at age, and on 25 July 1804 took letters of guardianship to his younger, minor brothers and sisters.

And reciting that Robert Waller, having then lately renewed his lease with the Reverend Thomas Lucy, Archdeacon of Meath, had agreed to execute a renewal of the said lease to the person lawfully entitled to receive it;

and also reciting that in order to indemnify the said Robert Waller from all disputes as to the person legally authorized to receive said rent, it was thought necessary that the said John and Jane Smith should assign all their right and title to a renewal of the lease from Robert Waller to Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, Jane's son and heir of his father William, to which John and Jane Smith did agree.

And witness that John Smith and Jane Smith for the considerations therein mentioned did assign unto Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan all their interest in or to any renewal of the said lands and premises and the covenants of the deed of 1778 from William Waller, deceased, to Thomas Gerrard of Martry, deceased;

And also witness that the deed was executed by Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in trust for the sole benefit of his brothers and sisters, Sophia Webb otherwise Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard, and for no other use, trust or purpose whatsoever.

The deed of assignment was executed by all parties mentioned and duly signed and sealed by John and Jane Smith and witnessed by James Webb of Kells and Jane's sister Anne Vipont of Kells in the county of Meath on 15 November 1806. It was registered a few months later on 8 June 1807.11

Family 1

William Gerrard d. b 13 Oct 1792
Children1.Sophia Gerrard11
2.Thomas Gerrard+11 b. 23 Jul 1782, d. 7 Feb 1868
3.Mary Anne Gerrard11 b. 1784, d. 12 Apr 1868
4.William Edward Gerrard+11 d. 16 Apr 1866
5.Charles Gerrard+11
6.Jane Gerrard11

Family 2

John Smith

Citations

  1. [S1641] Betham prerogative marriage licences abstracts, 1629-1810, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Gerrard, William of Martry, County Meath, Esq. and Vipont, Jane of the Parish of St. Thomas, city of Dublin, spinster, dated 26 November 1779. Hereinafter cited as Betham prerogative marriage licences abstracts, 1629-1810.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1778; Film# 531695, Volume 323, pages 357-358, Deed number 215449, images 187-188. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1787; Film# 532579, Volume 382, pages 262-263, Deed Number 254726, image 140.
  4. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, issue dated 14 December 1779. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  5. [S1660] Irish Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812, Volume I (A-J), online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Wm Gerrard of "Maitrey", Meath and Miss "Vipon" published on 16 Dec 1779. Hereinafter cited as Irish Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812, Volume I (A-J).
  6. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, administration of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, granted on 13 October 1792 to Michael Tisdale for special purposes, noting Jane Gerrard as his widow and relict and stating that Ann Patterson, otherwise Gerrard, was pretending to have an interest. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  7. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, granted again on 6 November 1792 to Michael Tisdale, pending suit.
  8. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, Esq. granted to Jane Gerrard, widow and relict on 22 December 1793, noting the annulment of his former administration.
  9. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath Esq. was granted on 18th day of December 1793 to Jane Gerrard (widow of his son William) and names his grandchildren, William and Jane's children.
  10. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, marriage of Smith, John of Cherrymount, County Meath, Esq. and Jane Gerrard of the parish of St. Thomas, Dublin, widow, on 12 November 1798.
  11. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386.
  12. [S1646] Deputy Keeper of Ireland, Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1272-1858 (26th, 30th and 31st Reports, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, 1794 Marriage Licence, page 339, Jane Gerrard and John Smith, citing page 9. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1272-1858.
  13. [S1646] Ireland, Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1272-1858, online at www.findmypast.com, 1798 Marriage Licence, page 339, Jane Gerrard and John Smith, citing page 390.

Luke Vipont1

(Relative) Deed Memorial1 January 1787Luke's relationship to Philip Vipont and Rachel Watson was not identified when his name appeared in an agreement between the two, stating that he, Luke, had received 5 shillings from Rachel as a consideration for securing the payment of an annuity bequeathed to her in the will of Charles Vipont of Jamestown, in the county of Dublin.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1789; Film# 534021, Volume 412, pages 432-433, Deed Number 270967, image 237. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Philip Vipont1

Father*Charles Vipont1 d. 27 Feb 1778
Mother*Mary Stiles1
(Son) Will25 August 1777Philip was named as a beneficiary in the will of Charles Vipont of Jamestown, County Dublin, dated 25 August 1777. He was identified as the son of Mrs. Mary Stiles, Charles's housekeeper in Hampton Court, Middlesex, England. HIs mother and sisters, Anne Vipont and Jane Vipont, were also named as beneficiaries.1
(Son) Deed Memorial4 April 1778A memorial was made of the last will and testament, bearing date the 25th of August 1777, of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., deceased.

Whereby the said Charles Vipont devised all his real estate and leasehold interest in the counties of Dublin and Cavan, and also all his real estate interest in Church Street and Francis Street in the city of Dublin unto his trustees, the Reverend Bigoe Henzell of the town of Drogheda, Graves Chamney and John Bayly, of the towns of Platin and Shrubbs, Esq., respectively, and to the survivors and survivor of them, and to the heirs of such survivor, to the uses after mentioned.

That is to say, to pay to unto Mrs. Mary Stiles, his housekeeper in Hampton Court in the county of Middlesex, £150 yearly, payable half yearly, to commence from his death, and to Rachel Watson of Summerhill in the county of Dublin, widow, 20 guineas payable every half year to commence from the time of his death, and to apply a sufficient part of the issues and profits for the maintenance and education of Philip, the son of the said Mary Stiles, till he attains the age of 21 years. And upon his attaining the age of 21 years, and securing the payments of the aforesaid annuities, he directs his said trustees to convey all his said estates to the said Phillip and his heirs forever.

And if the said Phillip should die before he attains the age of 21 years, the said Charles Vipont directs his said trustees to convey the said real and freehold estates unto his kinsman the said Reverend Bigoe Henzell and his heirs forever, on his securing the payment of the aforesaid annuities.

And after devising several pecuniary legacies, he bequeathed all the residue of his real and personal estates unto the said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden of London, to be by them equally divided between Anne and Jane, the daughters of the said Mary Stiles, to be paid to them at their respective ages of 21 years or days of marriage which should first happen, and directed that a sufficient part of the interest and produce thereof might be applied for their maintenance and education, and if either said Anne and Jane should happen to die before marriage or age of 21 years, he directed her share _____ dying to be paid to the daughter of the said Bigoe Henzell.

And of his will, appointed said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden executors and guardians of the said Philip, Anne and Jane which said will was signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Charles Vipont in the presence of Gregory Byrne and James Archbold of the city of Dublin, merchants, and Matthew St. Leger, clerk to the said Gregory Byrne. The memorial was duly executed by the said Bigoe Henzell in the presence of, and is witnessed by, Christopher Abbott the younger and Clement Moore, both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. Bigoe Henzell signed and sealed in the presence of Christopher Abbott Jr. and Clement Moore. The memorial was registered in Dublin on 4 April 1778.1
Deed Memorial*1 January 1787A memorial of an indented deed dated 1 January 1787 was made between Philip Vipont of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., of the one part and Rachel Watson of Summerhill in the county of Dublin, widow, of the other part.

Which recited that Charles Vipont late of Jamestown aforesaid Esq. deceased, died on or about the 27th of February 1778 having made his last will dated 25 August 1777 whereby, among other things, divided and bequeathed to the said Rachel Watson 20 guineas every half year during her life to commence at the time of his death.

And recited that the said Charles Vipont, among other premises, devised the houses and premises herein after mentioned to certain trustees in trust for said Philip.

And to secure to said Rachel her said annuity, and said trustees in pursuance thereof, did by deeds of lease and release grant and convey other lands and premises, the houses and premises herein after mentioned, unto said Philip Vipont by which said deed, and in pursuance of said will, and also in consideration of 5 shillings to said Luke Vipont paid by said Rachel Watson, did grant and confirm to said Rachel Watson one annuity yearly rent charge or sum of £45,10s to be yearly issuing and to be chargeable upon all that front house or tenement situate on the east side of Francis Street in the county of Dublin, known by the Blackmoor's head formerly possessed by William Harley, deceased, containing in front to said street 15 feet, 7 inches and in depth 24 feet with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, and also all that back room adjoining to the back of the said William Harley's shop, and also formerly possessed by said William Harley by virtue of a lease therein recited. And also all that back house or tenement situate on the east side of Francis Street aforesaid wherein Samuel Cooper, deceased, formerly dwelt, bounded as therein mentioned with all appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold the said annuity unto the said Rachel Watson for the term of her natural life payable half yearly on every 27th of February and 27th of August. In which deed is contained a clause of distress and other clauses.

The deed and memorial were perfected and signed by both parties in front of witnesses and the memorial was registered on 20 September 1789.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1778; Film# 531695, Volume 323, pages 357-358, Deed Number 215449, images 187-188. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1789; Film# 534021, Volume 412, pages 432-433, Deed Number 270967, image 237.

Eli Virgin1

b. 4 February 1776, d. 28 February 1819
Birth*4 February 1776Eli Virgin was born on 4 February 1776 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Nancy Hyatt.1
Death*28 February 1819He died on 28 February 1819 at age 432
Burial* and was buried in Virgin Cemetery, East Millsboro, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Nancy Hyatt
Child1.Nancy Virgin3

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 289. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Virgin, Memorial# 39192607. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 291.

Nancy Virgin1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Eli Virgin2 b. 4 Feb 1776, d. 28 Feb 1819
Mother*Nancy Hyatt2
Marriage*She married Isaac Hill, son of Rees Hill and Nancy Heaton.1,2
(Wife) Death25 October 1877Nancy became a widow when Isaac Hill died on 25 October 1877.1
Death*She died in Greene County at the age of 79 years.2

Family

Isaac Hill b. 5 Feb 1805, d. 25 Oct 1877

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 244. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 291. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Anna Wade1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*13 August 1761She married Seth Bolton, son of Elisha Bolton and Mary ______, in 13 August 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The marriage was recorded as Seth Bolton of Hallifax and Ann Wade of Pembrook.1,2

Family

Seth Bolton b. 2 Feb 1739
Children1.John Bolton+3 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
2.Ruth Bolton4 b. 23 Dec 1763
3.Seth Bolton Jr.4 b. 25 May 1765
4.Emma Bolton4 b. 19 Mar 1772
5.Gamaliel Bolton+4 b. 11 May 1778

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  4. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.

Bettie Wade1

b. 1 June 1765, d. 2 May 1771
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*1 June 1765Bettie Wade was born on 1 June 1765 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*2 May 1771 and died on 2 May 1771 in Bridgewater at age 5.2

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

Bettie Wade1

b. 5 June 1772, d. 15 September 1790
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*5 June 1772Bettie Wade was born on 5 June 1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism12 December 1784 and was baptized with her sisters Ruth and Hannah in east Bridgewater on 12 December 1784, after their father's death.2
Death*15 September 1790She died of consumption on 15 September 1790 in east Bridgewater at age 18.3

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, page 396.

Child Wade1

b. circa 1769, d. 22 September 1770
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.2 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson2 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*circa 1769Child Wade, a child of Nicholas, was born circa 1769, as calculated from the child's noted age at death1
Death*22 September 1770 and died of worms on 22 September 1770 in east Bridgewater at age 2.3

Citations

  1. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

Child Wade1

b. circa 1764, d. 1771
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.2 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson2 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*circa 1764Child Wade, a child of Nicholas, was born circa 1764, as calculated from the child's noted age at death1
Death*1771 and died in 1771 in east Bridgewater at age 7.1

Citations

  1. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Hannah Wade1

b. 18 May 1776
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*18 May 1776Hannah Wade was born on 18 May 1776 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress),1
Baptism12 December 1784 and was baptized with her sisters Betty and Ruth in east Bridgewater on 12 December 1784, after their father's death.2

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

James Wade1

b. 27 July 1768, d. 22 September 1770
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*27 July 1768James Wade was born on 27 July 1768 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*22 September 1770 and died on 22 September 1770 in Bridgewater at age 2.2

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

John Wade1

b. 30 August 1763, d. 9 May 1798
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*30 August 1763John Wade was born on 30 August 1763 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*9 May 1798He died of consumption on 9 May 1798 in east Bridgewater at age 34.2

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Luther Wade1

b. 5 April 1741, d. before 23 March 1769
Baptism*5 April 1741Luther Wade was baptized on 5 April 1741 in the First Parish Church, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage Intention3 December 1763An intention of marriage for Luther Wade and Priscilla Merritt was recorded on 3 December 1763 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Priscilla was identified as "Priscilla Merritt Jr."3
Marriage*January 1764He married Priscilla Merritt in January 1764.1
Death*before 23 March 1769He died before 23 March 1769.1

Family

Priscilla Merritt b. 7 Jun 1744, d. 1837

Citations

  1. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 399, his surname spelled "Waid" and referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish, and records from Rev. John Lothrop’s original manuscript. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 317.

Nicholas Wade1

Marriage*17 February 1714/15He married Anne Latham, daughter of James Latham and Deliverance ______, on 17 February 1714/15 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Anne Latham b. 1693
Child1.Nicholas Wade Jr.+1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780

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), Wade, pages 335-337. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 379. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nicholas Wade Jr.1,2,3

b. 1731, d. 8 November 1780
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade1
Mother*Anne Latham2,1 b. 1693
Birth*1731Nicholas Wade Jr. was born in 1731.1
Marriage*25 November 1762Nicholas Wade Jr. married Betty Thomson of Halifax, daughter of Joseph Thomson and Elizabeth Bolton, on 25 November 1762 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4
(Witness to Will) Will26 October 1767Daniel Leach, Nicholas Wade Jr. and William Keith witnessed the will dated 26 October 1767 of Ephraim Leach of Bridgewater.5,6
(Witness to Will) Probate5 August 1771When the widow Ruth Leach presented her deceased husband's will for probate on 5 August 1771 in Plymouth County before Judge John Cushing Esq., Daniel Leach and Nicholas Wade were present and made oath stating that they had seen Ephraim Leach sign and seal the will, declare that the instrument was his last will and testament, and that they, along with William Keith had signed their names to the will together as witnesses in Ephraim Leach's presence and that, to the best of their judgment, he was of sound and disposing mind.5,6
Death*8 November 1780He died of pleurisy on 8 November 1780 in Bridgewater at age 49.7,8

Family

Betty Thomson b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Children1.John Wade9 b. 30 Aug 1763, d. 9 May 1798
2.Child Wade9 b. c 1764, d. 1771
3.Bettie Wade9 b. 1 Jun 1765, d. 2 May 1771
4.James Wade9 b. 27 Jul 1768, d. 22 Sep 1770
5.Child Wade9 b. c 1769, d. 22 Sep 1770
6.Ruth Wade9 b. 16 Jul 1770, d. 13 Nov 1792
7.Bettie Wade9 b. 5 Jun 1772, d. 15 Sep 1790
8.Hannah Wade9 b. 18 May 1776

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), Wade, pages 335-337. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 379. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [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.
  4. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, although the source indicated the groom's residence incorrectly as Halifax, Vermont.
  5. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  6. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).
  7. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 322.

Ruth Wade1

b. 16 July 1770, d. 13 November 1792
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*16 July 1770Ruth Wade was born on 16 July 1770 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism12 December 1784 and was baptized with her sisters Betty and Hannah in east Bridgewater on 12 December 1784, after their father's death.2
Death*13 November 1792She died of consumption on 13 November 1792 in east Bridgewater at age 22.3

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, page 396.

Christopher Wadsworth1

b. 12 January/February 1720, d. 4 June 1750
Father*Christopher Wadsworth2,1 b. 1685
Mother*Mehitable Wormall2,1
Birth*12 January/February 1720Christopher Wadsworth was born on 12 January/February 1720 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Mercy ______.2
Death*4 June 1750He died a young man between 2 April 1748, when he was named in his father's will, and 4 June 1750 when Mercy, identified as a widow, was appointed administratrix of her father-in-law's estate.2

Family

Mercy ______ b. c 1727, d. 23 Feb 1778

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page164. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S898] Lucy Kellogg and others, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 16, John Alden, in 3 Parts. Contents: Part 1. John Alden, first four generations by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes & Alice Crane Williams; Part 2. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his daughter Elizabeth Alden Pabodie; Part 3. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his sons John, Joseph, and Jonathan. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-), Person No. 850, Benjamin Snow, Part 3, pages 202-203. Hereinafter cited as John Alden of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page164, noting year of birth as 1721.

Christopher Wadsworth1

b. 1685
Father*John Wadsworth2 b. 1638, d. 15 May 1700
Mother*Abigail Andrews3 b. c 1647, d. 25 Nov 1723
Birth*1685Christopher Wadsworth was born in 1685.1
Marriage*19 February 1713/14He married Mehitable Wormall on 19 February 1713/14 in Duxbury, Plymouth County.4,1,5

Family

Mehitable Wormall
Child1.Christopher Wadsworth5,1 b. 12 January/February 1720, d. 4 Jun 1750

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page164. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 202.
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 202.
  4. [S1155] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), Marriages, page 324. Hereinafter cited as Duxbury, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  5. [S898] Lucy Kellogg and others, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 16, John Alden, in 3 Parts. Contents: Part 1. John Alden, first four generations by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes & Alice Crane Williams; Part 2. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his daughter Elizabeth Alden Pabodie; Part 3. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his sons John, Joseph, and Jonathan. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-), Person No. 850, Benjamin Snow, Part 3, pages 202-203. Hereinafter cited as John Alden of the Mayflower (Five).

Christopher Wadsworth1

Immigration*16 September 1632Christopher sailed from England on the ship "Lion", arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, on 16 September 1632.2
Marriage*He married Grace Cole in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.3,2
Residence*He settled in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, shortly after his arrival.2
(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656Christopher Wadsworth was among the fifty-four Duxbury men listed in 1645 as original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). Two others, Reverend James Keith and Samuel Edson, were added to the group later, and when the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. Christopher Wadsworth was one of those who never relocated his family and moved to Bridgewater.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.4,5,6,7,8
Land Grant*The proprietor's land in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, that had originally been granted to Christopher Wadsworth was later owned by his sons Joseph Wadsworth and Samuel Wadsworth. Whether by gift or inheritance is not known.9

Family

Grace Cole
Children1.Joseph Wadsworth10
2.Samuel Wadsworth11 d. Apr 1676
3.John Wadsworth+12 b. 1638, d. 15 May 1700

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page164. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 769. 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). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  6. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  7. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  8. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  9. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37.
  10. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 213.
  11. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 228.
  12. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 202.

John Wadsworth1

b. 1638, d. 15 May 1700
Father*Christopher Wadsworth2
Mother*Grace Cole3
Birth*1638John Wadsworth was born in 1638 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.1
Marriage*25 July 1667He married Abigail Andrews, daughter of Henry Andrews, on 25 July 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.4,1
Biographical Info* He lived and died on the homestead of his father, and was a deacon for many years.1
Death*15 May 1700He died on 15 May 1700 in Duxbury at about age 62.5,1

Family

Abigail Andrews b. c 1647, d. 25 Nov 1723
Child1.Christopher Wadsworth+2 b. 1685

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page 202. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 202.
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  4. [S1155] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), Marriages, page 325. Hereinafter cited as Duxbury, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  5. [S1155] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Duxbury, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Deaths, page 432.

Joseph Wadsworth1

Father*Christopher Wadsworth1
Mother*Grace Cole2
Birth*Joseph Wadsworth was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.2
(Son) Land GrantThe proprietor's land in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, that had originally been granted to Christopher Wadsworth was later owned by his sons Joseph Wadsworth and Samuel Wadsworth. Whether by gift or inheritance is not known.3
Land Grant*1683 About 1683, Joseph Wadsworth and his brother Samuel's widow Abigail (Lindall) Wadsworth, each received two lots, or shares, when another division of land was laid out in Bridgewater. Each received one lot on the north side of the town center and Samuel's widow, Abigail, received her other lot on the east side, while Joseph's other lot was on the west side. Mitchell, in his Early History of Bridgewater, noted that all of the recipients of these proprietary shares were inhabitants of the town, except the Wadsworths, Samuel and Joseph, who "retained their shares much longer than any of the other non-residents, and were the last of the Duxbury proprietors to relinquish them."3

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), pages 164 and 213. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  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), Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.