Priscilla Colburn1

b. 1 April 1646, d. 3 February 1731
Father*Nathaniel Colburn2
Mother*Priscilla Clark2
Birth*1 April 1646Priscilla Colburn was born on 1 April 1646 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*12 November 1668She married Joseph Morse, son of John Morse and Annis ______, on 12 November 1668 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,3
(Wife) Death7 October 1689Priscilla became a widow when Joseph Morse died on 7 October 1689.4
Death*3 February 1731She died on 3 February 1731 in West Dedham at age 84.2

Family

Joseph Morse b. 30 Dec 1640, d. 7 Oct 1689
Child1.Mariah Morse+2,5,6 b. 23 Sep 1677

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Third Generation, pages 12-25.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 11. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 225.
  5. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 2, page 12, although confusing Joseph Morse's mother Anna Chickering with his wife Priscilla Colburn. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 74, her parents Joseph and Priscilla Morse.

Samuel Colburn1,2

b. 25 January 1654/55
Father*Nathaniel Colburn2
Mother*Priscilla Clark2
Birth*25 January 1654/55Samuel Colburn was born on 25 January 1654/55 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3
Marriage*1 February 1682/83He married, as her first husband, Mercy Partridge, daughter of George Partridge and Sarah Tracy, on 1 February 1682/83 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England). Her name in the Dedham records was transcribed as "Mary."4,5

Family

Mercy Partridge b. c 1662/63, d. 20 Sep 1726

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 17, the record transcribed as "Samuel Coalburne & Mary Pateridg marryed 12:1:823" which, according to the Gregorian calendar of that period was the 1st day of February 1622/23, not December. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S287] George Henry Partridge, Partridge Genealogy, Descendants of George Partridge of Duxbury, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Norwood, Massachusetts: Plimpton Press, 1915), pages 1-5. Hereinafter cited as George Partridge Genealogy and Descendants.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 6, the date written as "25th of the 11 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 17, the record transcribed as "Samuel Coalburne & Mary Pateridg marryed 12:1:823" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period was the 1st day of February 1622/23, not December.
  5. [S287] George Henry Partridge, George Partridge Genealogy and Descendants, pages 1-5, noting date of marriage as "Mar. 12, 1682-3."

Sarah Colburn1

b. 15 April 1640, d. 24 August 1716
Father*Nathaniel Colburn1
Mother*Priscilla Clark1
Birth*15 April 1640Sarah Colburn was born on 15 April 1640 in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,2
Marriage*19 November 1656She married, as his second wife, William Partridge, son of Captain John Partridge, on 19 November 1656.3,4
(Wife) Death1692Sarah became a widow when William Partridge died in 1692.1,3
Death*24 August 1716She died on 24 August 1716 in Medfield at age 76.1,3,5

Family

William Partridge b. c 1622, d. 1692
Children1.Nathaniel Partridge+3,1 b. 3 Nov 1660, d. 25 Mar 1741
2.Sarah Partridge3 b. 21 Jan 1674/75

Citations

  1. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Ray Benson Pardo and Viola Berliot Stevens", 28 December 1996 (Port Orchard, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "The Families of Pardo and Stevens."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 1a, the date written as "15th of the 2 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1257] George Homes Partridge B.S., "William Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 63, pages 90-95 (January 1909). Hereinafter cited as "William Partridge of Medfield, Mass."
  4. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Pardo and Stevens", noting date as "1658."
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 227.

Elizabeth Coldwell1

b. August 1834, d. 1 October 1857
Father*Robert Coldwell1,2
Mother*Elizabeth ______1,2
Birth*August 1834Elizabeth Coldwell was born in August 1834.1
(Daughter) Census 185025 September 1850Elizabeth appeared on the 1850 census taken on 25 September 1850 in the household of her parents and siblings in Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She was 15 years of age.2
Marriage* According to the Ambrose source, she married, as his second wife, George Marker, son of Henry Marker and Mary Ambrose, probably in Westmoreland County.1
Death*1 October 1857She died on 1 October 1857 at age 23.1

Family

George Marker b. 11 Mar 1818, d. c 1877

Citations

  1. [S1439] Mary E. Ambrose, Ancestors and descendants of Amos Ambrose and Mary Brough of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Includes sources and index. (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: published by the author, 1996), Children of John and Susanna Ambrose, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as Amos Ambrose and Mary Brough of Westmoreland County.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Robert Coldwell, Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_836; Page: 21A; Image: 391. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Robert Coldwell1,2

Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.1
Census 1850*25 September 1850Elizabeth and Robert Coldwell appeared on the 1850 census taken on 25 September 1850 in Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Robert was age 51 and an innkeeper with real estate valued at $2000. His wife Elizabeth was age 36. They lived with their six children and two others, both men.2

Family

Elizabeth ______
Child1.Elizabeth Coldwell1,2 b. Aug 1834, d. 1 Oct 1857

Citations

  1. [S1439] Mary E. Ambrose, Ancestors and descendants of Amos Ambrose and Mary Brough of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Includes sources and index. (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: published by the author, 1996), Children of John and Susanna Ambrose, pages 23-24. Hereinafter cited as Amos Ambrose and Mary Brough of Westmoreland County.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Robert Coldwell, Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_836; Page: 21A; Image: 391. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Elizabeth Cole1

d. 5 March 1688
Marriage*6 May 1635She married Thomas Pierce Jr. on 6 May 1635, probably in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,3
Residence*Elizabeth and Thomas Pierce Jr. resided in Charlestown Village, which became Woburn.4
(Wife) Death6 November 1683Elizabeth became a widow when Thomas Pierce Jr. died on 6 November 1683.1,4,5
Death*5 March 1688She died on 5 March 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex County.1,4,5

Family

Thomas Pierce Jr. b. c 1608, d. 6 Nov 1683
Children1.Thomas Peirce1,6 b. 21 Jan 1645, d. 8 Dec 1717
2.Samuel Peirce1,6 b. 7 Apr 1656, d. 5 Jul 1721

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 7, The Descendants of Thomas Peirce of Charlestown, Massachusetts, pages 265-324. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S965] Frederic Beech Pierce and Frederick Clifton Pierce, Pierce Genealogy, being the record of the posterity of Thomas Pierce, an early inhabitant of Charlestown, and afterwards Charlestown Village (Woburn), in New England with wills, inventories, biographical sketches, etc., downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Press of Chas. Hamilton, 1882), pages 17-20. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Pierce of Charlestown Genealogy.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 584. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S965] Frederic Beech Pierce and Frederick Clifton Pierce, Thomas Pierce of Charlestown Genealogy, pages 21-23.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Woburn Deaths, Volume 2, page 145. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S1347] Thomas W. Baldwin, Bacon Genealogy : Michael Bacon of Dedham, 1640 and his Descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Press of Murray and Emery Company, 1915), Daniel, pages 111-114. Hereinafter cited as Bacon Genealogy : Michael Bacon of Dedham.

Grace Cole1

Marriage*She married Christopher Wadsworth in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.2,3

Family

Christopher Wadsworth
Children1.Joseph Wadsworth3
2.Samuel Wadsworth3 d. Apr 1676
3.John Wadsworth+3 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. [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.
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.

Sir John Cole Baronet1

Family

Child1.Mary Cole+1 d. 6 May 1726

Citations

  1. [S1655] John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council & Order of Precedence (99th Edition), downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949), Drogheda, pages 625-626. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (99th Edition).

Mary Cole1

d. 6 May 1726
Father*Sir John Cole Baronet1
Marriage*July 1675She married Henry Moore, son of Henry Moore and Alice Spencer, in July 1675.1
(Wife) Death7 June 1714Mary became a widow when Henry Moore 3rd Earl of Drogheda died on 7 June 1714.2
Death*6 May 1726She may have died on 6 May 1726.2

Family

Henry Moore d. 7 Jun 1714
Child1.Elizabeth Moore Hamilton+ b. 1682

Citations

  1. [S1655] John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council & Order of Precedence (99th Edition), downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949), Drogheda, pages 625-626. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (99th Edition).
  2. [S1655] John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (99th Edition), Drogheda, pages 625-626, reporting the year of her death as 1826, which is believed unlikely.

Sarah Cole1

b. 1 May 1718
Birth*1 May 1718Sarah Cole was born on 1 May 1718.1
Marriage*She married Anthony Chamness.1

Family

Anthony Chamness b. Feb 1713
Child1.Susannah Chamness+1 b. 31 May 1738

Citations

  1. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.

John Gerrard Collins1

b. 1867
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Joseph Clarke Collins Esq.1 d. 1871
Mother*Eleanor Gerrard1
Birth*1867John Gerrard Collins was born in 1867 at Garvary Lodge, County Fermanagh, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland : containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Spottiswoode & Co. LTD., 1909), Volume 49, page 233. Hereinafter cited as Walford's county families of the United Kingdom.

Joseph Clarke Collins Esq.1,2

d. 1871
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Robert Collins Esq.3
Birth*Joseph was described as his father's only son and was probably born at Garvary Lodge, County Fermanagh, Ireland.4
Marriage*October 1861He married Eleanor Gerrard of Boynehill County Meath, daughter of Thomas Gerrard and Letitia Garnett, in October 1861.1,3,5,2
Death*1871He died in 1871.3

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  3. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland : containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Spottiswoode & Co. LTD., 1909), Volume 49, page 233. Hereinafter cited as Walford's county families of the United Kingdom.
  4. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, Volume 49, page 233, location identified as "Garvey Lodge", and thought probably to be "Garvary" Lodge.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."

Robert Collins Esq.1

Residence*Robert resided at Garvary Lodge, County Fermanagh, Ireland, at the time of his son's marriage.2,3,4

Family

Child1.Joseph Clarke Collins Esq.+1 d. 1871

Citations

  1. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland : containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Spottiswoode & Co. LTD., 1909), Volume 49, page 233. Hereinafter cited as Walford's county families of the United Kingdom.
  2. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632, location identified as "Garvey" Lodge, and thought probably to be "Garvary" Lodge. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  4. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262, location identified as "Garvarey" Lodge, and thought probably to be "Garvary" Lodge. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).

Sarah Collins1

b. 2 December 1801, d. 7 April 1884
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*2 December 1801Sarah Collins was born on 2 December 1801 in Virginia.2,3
Marriage*She married first Thomas Burton, son of Jacob Burton and Mary Sweargeger, in Ohio.3,1,2
(Wife) Death18 April 1841Sarah became a widow when Thomas Burton died on 18 April 1841.4,5,6
Marriage*10 September 1843She married second, as his third wife, William Heaton, son of Jonah Heaton and Elizabeth ______, on 10 September 1843 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.1,2,3
Children*Sarah and William each had children from their previous marriages when they married. They had a son Ellsworth together who died at age 2 in 1846.1,3
(Wife) Death12 September 1849Sarah became a widow for the second time when William Heaton died on 12 September 1849.1,7,8
Death*7 April 1884She died on 7 April 1884 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, at age 82.2
Burial*She was buried in Wyandot Cemetery, Tippecanoe County.2

Family 1

Thomas Burton b. 13 Apr 1798, d. 18 Apr 1841

Family 2

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

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 328-329. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Collins) Burton Heaton, Memorial# 8335290. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1583] Anonymous, Biographical record and portrait album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana : containing portraits of all the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each, a condensed history of the state of Indiana, portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state, engravings of prominent citizens in Tippecanoe County, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Tippecanoe County, and its cities and villages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Includes index. (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company, 1888; a 1972 Unigraphic reprint of the original), Van S. Burton, pages 696-697. Hereinafter cited as Biographical record and portrait album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Burton, Memorial# 8010891, noting his date of death as 1 April 1844.
  5. [S1583] Anonymous, Biographical record and portrait album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Van S. Burton, pages 696-697, noting his death in 1842.
  6. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada), To this researcher, albeit with cataract eyes, the date of death on his gravestone appears to read April 18, 1841.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Heaton, Memorial# 8335302, noting his date of death as 2 September 1849.
  8. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown, To this researcher, the date of death on his gravestone appears to read September 12, 1849.

Thomas Gerrard Collins1

b. 1866
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Joseph Clarke Collins Esq.1 d. 1871
Mother*Eleanor Gerrard1
Birth*1866Thomas Gerrard Collins was born in 1866 at Garvary Lodge, County Fermanagh, Ireland.2
Marriage*2 September 1903He married Bertha Madeline Frances Lambart, daughter of Gustavus William Lambart and Lady Frances Caroline Maria Conyngham, on 2 September 1903.3
Relationship Note*Thomas was a 1st cousin 3 times removed of Samuel Gerrard who married Mary (Rochfort) Gerrard, Bertha's 2nd great-grandaunt, in the early 1740s.3,4
(Heir at Law) Death1913When his uncle Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown died about 1913, Thomas succeeded him as Heir at Law at Gibbstown.3,5
Name-Change1913Thomas assumed, by Royal License, the surname Gerrard in 1913 upon the death of his uncle and became Thomas Gerrard Collins Gerrard.3
Occupation*1920Thomas's racehorse named "Troytown" won the Grand National in 1920. The gelding, born in 1913, was described as, "A massive horse with a bad mouth, which made him very hard to hold, Troytown's days were shortlived. He had to be put down after breaking a leg in the Grand Steeplechase de Paris in 1920, a race he had won the previous year. Troytown won four races in his short career, including the Grand National in 1920, on which occasion he went round again to the start before his jockey could pull him up."6,7

Family

Bertha Madeline Frances Lambart b. 29 Aug 1869

Citations

  1. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland : containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Spottiswoode & Co. LTD., 1909), Volume 49, page 233. Hereinafter cited as Walford's county families of the United Kingdom.
  2. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, Volume 49, page 233, location identified as "Garvey Lodge", and thought probably to be "Garvary" Lodge.
  3. [S1655] John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council & Order of Precedence (99th Edition), downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949), Lambart, page 1156. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (99th Edition).
  4. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Rochfort of Westmeath, Volume II, page 1366. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the 1901 Census, household of Thomas Gerrard, house 13, Gibstown Demesne, Donaghpatrick, Meath at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Meath/…. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  6. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates.
  7. [S1658] The National Horseracing Museum, Horseracing History Online, online at http://www.horseracinghistory.co.u, Profile: Horses at http://www.horseracinghistory.co.uk/hrho/action/…. Hereinafter cited as The National Horseracing Museum.

Abigail Colman

b. 14 January 1714/15, d. 17 May 1745
Father*Reverend Benjamin Colman b. 19 Oct 1673, d. 29 Aug 1747
Mother*Jane Clark1 b. 16 Mar 1679/80, d. 26 Oct 1731
Birth*14 January 1714/15Abigail Colman was born on 14 January 1714/15 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism16 January 1715 and was baptized by her father on 16 January 1715 at Brattle Street Church. Her father wrote in the record that Abigail was his second daughter and that she was 1 week old.2
Relationship Note*The relationship between Abigail and her father, Reverend Benjamin Colman, was apparently turbulent. The source noted that from childhood, Abigail had taken to reading and then soon to writing. Her choices in literature, both novels and poetry, greatly displeased her father whom the author quoted as saying "suffering her to leave her father's house, to the grief of her friends and the surprise of the town."3
Marriage*September 1737She married, using the name Abigail Turell, Albert Dennie, son of John Dennie and Mary Edwards, in September 1737 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Joseph Dennie source states that her marriage was "under circumstances distasteful to her family", provided the date he obtained from Turell's "Life and Character" source, and further stated that "either the Turell is a mistake or, as is not impossible, she married under an assumed name." The record in the Charlestown source recorded only that Abigail Turell married Albert Dennie in 1737.4,5,1
Religion*5 July 1741Abigail Dennie was admitted as a member to Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), on 5 July 1741.6
(Mother) BirthThere was a third child, who did not survive his mother, born to Abigail Dennie, however no sex or age at death was identified.1
Death*17 May 1745She died after a long languishment on 17 May 1745 in Boston at age 30.1

Family

Albert Dennie b. 4 Mar 1716
Children1.John Dennie+7 b. 30 Dec 1738
2.Jane Dennie7 b. 6 Jun 1742
3.Child Dennie7

Citations

  1. [S934] Ebenezer Turell, The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, D.D. Late Pastor of a Church in Boston, New England, who Deceased August 29th 1747, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle and by J. Edwards, 1749), Chapter IX, pages 207-223. Hereinafter cited as The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 135. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  3. [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."
  4. [S933] Thomas Bellows Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp and Son, 1879), Volume 2, K-Z, page 972. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, 1629-1818.
  5. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  6. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 112.
  7. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 161.

Benjamin Colman1

b. 1 September 1704, d. 18 September 1704
Father*Reverend Benjamin Colman1 b. 19 Oct 1673, d. 29 Aug 1747
Mother*Jane Clark1 b. 16 Mar 1679/80, d. 26 Oct 1731
Birth*1 September 1704Benjamin Colman was born on 1 September 1704 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Baptism3 September 1704He was baptized by his father on 3 September 1704 at Brattle Street Church, Boston. His father wrote in the record that Benjamin was his first-born son and was 3 days old.2
Death*18 September 1704Benjamin died just two weeks later on 18 September 1704.1

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."
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 126. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

Benjamin Colman1

b. 10 October 1710
Father*John Colman1
Mother*Judith Hobbey1
Birth*10 October 1710Benjamin Colman was born on 10 October 1710 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Baptism3 December 1710 and was baptized on 3 December 1710 at Brattle Square Church, Boston.3
Marriage*16 August 1739He married Hannah Pemberton on 16 August 1739 at Boston.4
(Executor) Will25 March 1747Benjamin Colman was named as an Executor of the estate and Trustee of the Trust directed by the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. Describing them as his honored friends, Benjamin's will appointed Benjamin Colman, Jacob Wendell Esq., Deacon John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock Executors of the estate and of the Trust that was to be funded, after the just payment of his debts and legacies, with his bonds, mortgages and monies, their yearly income, his house, and the proceeds from the sale of his personal estate, together with his little silver plate and household goods. The will directed the Trustees, relying on their love and goodness, to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson John Dennie. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood. The will also stated that if Reverend Colman's grandson John Dennie died before reaching the age of 22 years, his £3000 legacy should be paid by his Executors in equal shares to the then surviving grandchildren of his beloved brother John Colman of Boston, Esq., further clarifying the bequests by naming the recipients as the sons or daughters of his beloved nephews or nieces, which he called cousins in the will, John Colman, Benjamin Colman, Mrs. Judith Bulfinch and Mrs. Sarah Chardon, all of Boston. Then, apologizing for his earlier omission of any immediate bequest, his will ordered that, within the year after his death, Benjamin should be paid a gift of £100, old tenor, in bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay.1
(Nephew) Codicil28 August 1747Benjamin was named in a codicil to the will of his uncle, the Reverend Benjamin Colman, written on 28 August 1747 in Boston. Reverend Colman died the next day before he could give it, as he had planned, to one of his Executors, John Phillips Esq. of Boston, described as a worthy Deacon of the Church in Brattle Street. The codicil first confirmed his will and testament in its entirety, except for the addition written in the codicil which stated that if either his honored friend John Phillips, Esq. or his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, were to take upon them the trust and trouble of Executor to his will with the necessary care of the education of his grandson John Dennie, that £200 out of his estate should be allowed to him for the care and his great kindness. The codicil was not witnessed.

From a letter written on 7 Sep 1747 by Benjamin's widow Mary Colman and included in the probate packet, we learned that Benjamin had completed writing his codicil in the evening, and put it in his desk drawer for the night. Mary wrote in her letter to Judge Edward Hutchinson that Benjamin had told her he was thinking possibly of adding something more, and would complete it in the morning and then deliver it to Deacon John Phillips. Her letter stated that, between the hours of three and five in the morning of the 29th August, her dear husband, Dr. Benjamin Colman, told her that if he didn't have the opportunity to finish it, she should submit it to the court and that the court would be able to tell it was written in Benjamin's own hand and signed with his signature.1
(Nephew) TrustBenjamin Colman, nephew of the deceased, was one of four Executors and Trustees named in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, which directed that a Trust for his grandson John Dennie be created. He ordered that the residue of his library be sold and the proceeds, together with his little silver plate and household goods, be added to the bonds, mortgages and monies he left, and that after the just payment of debts and legacies, the yearly income of the remaining personal estate, together with his house in Brattle Street, Boston, his only real property, be used to fund the Trust. He appointed his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman and honored friends Jacob Wendell Esq., John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock as Executors of both his estate and the Trust, relying on their love and goodness to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson, for his custodial and desired, both worldly and spiritual good. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.

In order that they might achieve that end, Colman empowered his Executors and Trustees, according to their best judgment, to rent, demand and receive rent, defend his title and property, to let out monies upon bond and to demand, receive, sue for, and recover monies due upon bond or mortgage, to also make necessary repairs and defray every arising charge. Most especially, though, he entrusted them to care for the board, schooling and education of his beloved grandson; to bring him up to learning or to put him to trade or merchandise, as they shall judge most fitting and convenient. And adding that if his nephew Benjamin Colman, or other of his honored Executors could board him and see to his profitable and pious instruction, or take him as their apprentice, it would be his wish.

The will informed his Executors and Trustees that, as a result of Articles of Indenture, or legal contract, agreed upon between himself and his son-in-law Albert Dennie, the natural father of his only branch and grandson, the boy's father had committed to Colman's care and ordering, all that concerned the education and support of his grandson John Dennie. The agreement gave Colman the right and responsibility to do for his grandson as a father for his child and empowered him to provide for him by will and testament as he was now doing. The will then committed John Dennie to the care and ordering of his worthy Trustees and Executors throughout his whole education in non age, requiring him to be respectful and subject to them as to his natural parent and guardian. If John should prove disrespectful, the will empowered his Trustees and Executors to withhold and deny to John, when he came of age, the £3,000 legacy bequeathed to him, and also to deny him from coming into possession of his dwelling house in Brattle Street. If John were to prove to be impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious in the sober judgment and conscience of his Trustees and Executors, the will then ordered that his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman, who was also a Trustee, be put immediately into possession of Colman's house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and the heirs of his body, and their heirs also lawfully begotten, forever. The will added that if John were to become or remain impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious when he reached the age of 22 years, then the £3,000 bequeathed to him, together with all that should remain of his personal estate in the hands of his Executors and Trustees be equally divided among the surviving grandchildren, or their heirs, of his brother John Colman.

If, on the other hand, his grandson John Dennie, by the Grace of God, for which he fervently prayed for him, prove himself a sober and virtuous youth, in a judgment of charity, with his parental blessing on him, he confirmed to him the £3,000 legacy at the age of 22 years, and with great pleasure he bequeathed to John his dwelling house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever. However, if John were to die without heirs, then the house and land should remain with his nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, and to his son Benjamin and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, forever.

The will ordered his Executors and Trustees, within the year following his death, to make the tender of his house in Brattle Street to his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman for him to occupy and dwell in, instructing him to keep it in good repair until the day of his grandson John reaching the full age of 22 years. His nephew Benjamin was ordered to pay rent of no more than £70 per annum, and that he then surrender it up to John Dennie, or legal heir of his body, or rent it of him or his as may be agreeable to him and them.1

Family

Hannah Pemberton
Child1.Benjamin Colman1 b. 20 Jul 1740

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.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 130. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  4. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 244.

Benjamin Colman1

b. 20 July 1739
Father*John Colman1 b. 3 Mar 1704
Mother*Sarah Payne2
Baptism*20 July 1739Benjamin Colman was baptized on 20 July 1739 at Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Heir) Will25 March 1747Benjamin Colman, described as the son of his beloved nephew John Colman, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. The will gave 7-year-old Benjamin £200, old tenor, in Province Bills of the Massachusetts Bay, the Principal to be paid to him when he came of age, and the yearly interest paid from year to year.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.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 243, her name spelled "Pain". Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  3. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 163.

Benjamin Colman1

b. 20 July 1740
Father*Benjamin Colman1 b. 10 Oct 1710
Mother*Hannah Pemberton1
Baptism*20 July 1740Benjamin Colman was baptized on 20 July 1740 at Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir) Will25 March 1747Benjamin Colman, described as the son of his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. The will gave 6-year-old Benjamin £200, old tenor, in Province Bills of the Massachusetts Bay, the Principal to be paid to him when he came of age, and the yearly interest paid from year to year.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.

Reverend Benjamin Colman

b. 19 October 1673, d. 29 August 1747
Reverend Benjamin Colman
Father*William Colman1 b. 31 Aug 1643, d. 27 Mar 1712
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 d. b 30 Jun 1692
Birth*19 October 1673Benjamin Colman was born on19 October 1673 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), the second son of his parents.2
Marriage*5 June 1700He married first Jane Clark, daughter of Thomas Clark and Jane ______, on 5 June 1700 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage ceremony was performed by Increase Mather.3,4,1
Occupation*23 May 1716Reverend William Cooper was ordained on 23 May 1716 as colleague to the Reverend Benjamin Colman at Brattle Square Church, Boston.5
(Minister) Marriage10 March 1721Reverend Benjamin Colman performed the marriage ceremony of William Dudley Esq. and Elizabeth Davenport on 10 March 1721 at the Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6,7
(Father) Marriage11 August 1726Reverend Benjamin Colman performed the marriage ceremony of his daughter Jane Colman and Reverend Ebenezer Turell on 11 August 1726 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,8,9,10
Description*The Reverend Benjamin Colman was a spare and slender man, taller than the average height, and erect in stature. He had a fair and delicate complexion, and his features and demeanor were gentle and compassionate. He was sociable and likable, and much respected and admired. In his "Life and Character" biography of Colman, his son-in-law Reverend Ebenezer Turell, wrote, "He had a peculiar flame and dignity in his eye which he could soften and manage with all the beauty and force of oratory, but still natural and without the least affectation. Wisdom and Grace made his face shine, especially when praying or preaching... And his neat and clean manner of dress, and genteel, compliant behavior, politeness and elegance in conversation, set off his person to the best advantage."11,12
(Grandfather) Baptism8 February 1730Benjamin baptized his grandson, Samuel Turell, on 8 February 1730 at Boston.13
Marriage*6 May 1731He married second, as her fourth husband, Sarah Crisp, daughter of Richard Crisp and Sarah ______, on 6 May 1731 in Boston. Their marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend William Cooper.3,14,15
(Husband) Death26 October 1731Benjamin became a widower for the first time when Jane Colman died on 26 October 1731.3
Relationship Note*The relationship between Benjamin and his daughter, Abigail, was apparently turbulent. The source noted that from childhood, Abigail had taken to reading and then soon to writing. Her choices in literature, both novels and poetry, greatly displeased her father whom the author quoted as saying "suffering her to leave her father's house, to the grief of her friends and the surprise of the town."1
(Minister) Baptism30 December 1738John Dennie was baptized by his grandfather, Reverend Benjamin Colman, on 30 December 1738 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). His mother was recorded as the parent/sponsor.16
Occupation*1743Reverend Samuel Cooper, known as"Silver-tongue-Sam", succeeded his father after he died in 1743 as colleague to the Reverend Benjamin Colman at Boston.5
(Husband) Death24 April 1744Benjamin became a widower for the second time when Sarah (Crisp) Harris Leverett Clark Colman died on 24 April 1744.1
(Father) Death17 May 1745When Benjamin's younger daughter, Abigail Dennie, died after a long languishment on 17 May 1745 in Boston, her 6 year old son, John Dennie, was left in his grandfather Colman's care.3
Marriage*12 August 1745He married third, as her second husband, Madam Mary (Pepperell) Frost, daughter of William Pepperell and Margery Bray, on 12 August 1745 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Joseph Sewall.1,17
Will*25 March 1747Benjamin left a will dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. His primary concern as he wrote his will was for the care and proper education of his nine-year-old grandson John Dennie who was also his Ward, primary heir and beneficiary. He gave him the sum of £3,000, old tenor, in Bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, to be put into the hands of his Executors for John's use and benefit. The funds were to be put out to lawful interest to pay for his good education and support until he reached the full age of 22 years, at which time John was to be paid the Principal. John's inheritance, however, would include many conditions. Benjamin's other heirs were: his wife Mary (Pepperell) Frost Colman, his nephew Benjamin Colman, John Colman, Benjamin Colman, Benjamin Colman, John Colman Esq., Elizabeth (Colman) Royall Righton, Sarah (Colman) Bant Staniford, Reverend Ebenezer Turell, Reverend Samuel Cooper, Reverend Mather Byles, John Colman, Judith (Colman) Bulfinch and Sarah (Colman) Chardon. He left £50, old tenor, in bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bar to the poor of the Brattle Square Church and its congregation, and instructed his Executors to look in his desk and Study closet for any additional monies he had left marked for that use and to pay on demand any they found to his successor at the church. He committed his cabinet with all the writings and papers in it, standing in his Study, to the care and keeping of his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman, merchant, Reverend Samuel Cooper and Deacon John Phillips Esq., both of Boston, Pastor and Deacon of the Church in Brattle Street. First, however, he instructed his Executors to take knowledge of the bonds, bills, mortgages, silver or gold, or paper currencies belonging to him or others, and ordering his Executors to, immediately upon his decease, take his keys and keep his Study locked up after first delivering a collection of his favorite religious books, which he listed by author and title, to his nephew Benjamin Colman to be carefully kept for his grandson or, in the case of his death, for his own son Benjamin or for himself. His will referenced a plain wooden chest in his Study where he had already put some copies of his grandson's mother, his daughter Abigail Dennie's writings and poetry, her name written on most if not all of them, and directed that they, together with all the other copies of his own printed works found in his Study, also be preserved for his grandson or for his nephew Benjamin Colman himself and his son Benjamin. To the President of Harvard College or their Order, he left John Calvin's works in 9 volumes and Ephraim Chamber's Cyclopaedia in 2 volumes.

His will instructed that the residue of his library be sold and the proceeds, together with his little silver plate and household goods, be added to the bonds, mortgages and monies he left, and that after the just payment of debts and legacies, the yearly income of the remaining personal estate be added to that of his real property, and be put into a Trust for his grandson John Dennie. He appointed his honored friends Benjamin Colman, Jacob Wendell Esq., Deacon John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock as Executors of both his estate and the Trust, relying on their love and goodness to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson John Dennie, for his custodial and desired, both worldly and spiritual good. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.

Apologizing for his earlier omission of any immediate bequests to his beloved nephews and very dear cousins (nieces) John and Benjamin Colman, Judith Bulfinch and Sarah Chardon, Benjamin ordered that, within the year after his death, each should be paid a gift in bonds or monies, old tenor. John Colman to receive £200, and each of the others £100.

He directed that his painted prints on glass by his daughter Abigail Dennie be preserved in his house for her son together with his own portrait and some others to remain with his house in order that Providence may dispose of them. And, finally, to whichever of his honored Executors should have the more special care and trouble of raising his grandson, he gave £100 as a "small grateful acknowledgement of his kindness to the dead and to the living." His will, anticipating that some of his friends after his death, wouldl want to see some of his manuscript sermons or other writings published in print, instructed that nothing be published without a just correction and proper preparation, with omissions or necessary additions, as the Reverend Ebenezer Turell of Medford, with the Reverend Mather Byles and Samuel Cooper of Boston, shall judge fit and proper.

His will asked God to give his Grace to his Negro man Boston and to his Negro woman Violet. He 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. He left both of his slaves in Trust with his Executors to dispose of as seemed best to them. His final gifts were £10 to each of the sons and daughters of his beloved wife Mary in lieu of one of his rings. His will was signed by Joseph Green, Isaac Walker and Isaac Walker Jr. as witnesses.18
Codicil*28 August 1747Benjamin wrote a codicil to his will on 28 August 1747 in Boston and died the next day before he could give it, as he had planned, to one of his Executors, John Phillips Esq. of Boston, described as a worthy Deacon of the Church in Brattle Street. The codicil first confirmed his will and testament in its entirety, except for the addition written in the codicil which stated that if either his honored friend John Phillips, Esq. or his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, were to take upon them the trust and trouble of Executor to his will with the necessary care of the education of his grandson John Dennie, that £200 out of his estate should be allowed to him for the care and his great kindness. The codicil was not witnessed.

From a letter written on 7 Sep 1747 by Benjamin's widow Mary Colman and included in the probate packet, we learned that Benjamin had completed writing his codicil in the evening, and put it in his desk drawer for the night. Mary wrote in her letter to Judge Edward Hutchinson that Benjamin had told her he was thinking possibly of adding something more, and would complete it in the morning and then deliver it to Deacon John Phillips. Her letter stated that, between the hours of three and five in the morning of the 29th August, her dear husband, Dr. Benjamin Colman, told her that if he didn't have the opportunity to finish it, she should submit it to the court and that the court would be able to tell it was written in Benjamin's own hand and signed with his signature.18
Death*29 August 1747He died on 29 August 1747 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 73.3
Probate*5 September 1747Benjamin's estate was opened for probate on 5 September 1747 in Boston. His will and his codicil were both found valid by Judge Edward Hutchinson, Judge of the Probate of Wills for the Province of Massachusetts Bay.18
Inventory*18 September 1747An Inventory of the estate of the Reverend Benjamin Colman was completed on 18 September 1747 by appraisers William Downe, Daniel Henchman and John Fayerweather. On 30 Oct 1747, one of the Executors, John Phillips Esq., testified under oath before Judge Edward Hutchinson that it was a true and perfect Inventory, and it was entered into the probate record. The total value of the Estate was appraised at £14,460, 7s, 10p, which in 2010 would have been equal to about £1,810,000 or approximately $2,800,000. The inventory provided an itemized list of the contents of each of the rooms, which were described, in his home on Brattle Street, the only real property he owned at his death. The large brick house was valued at £4,000 and the rooms were described as a Study, a large Front Room, a small room between the 2 front chambers, a second Front Room, a Kitchen Chamber, a north Front Chamber, a Keeping Room Chamber, a Chamber over the Study, an Upper Chamber over the Study, another Upper Chamber, and two additional upper Chambers. His cash and bonds were valued at just under £7,000, and his library of books at just under £1,000. Reverend Colman owned two slaves; his Negro man Boston was appraised at £300, and his Negro woman Violet at £220. His wearing apparel and household goods made up the remaining value.18
Trust*The will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman directed that a Trust for his grandson John Dennie be created. He ordered that the residue of his library be sold and the proceeds, together with his little silver plate and household goods, be added to the bonds, mortgages and monies he left, and that after the just payment of debts and legacies, the yearly income of the remaining personal estate, together with his house in Brattle Street, Boston, his only real property, be used to fund the Trust. He appointed his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman and honored friends Jacob Wendell Esq., John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock as Executors of both his estate and the Trust, relying on their love and goodness to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson, for his custodial and desired, both worldly and spiritual good. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.

In order that they might achieve that end, Colman empowered his Executors and Trustees, according to their best judgment, to rent, demand and receive rent, defend his title and property, to let out monies upon bond and to demand, receive, sue for, and recover monies due upon bond or mortgage, to also make necessary repairs and defray every arising charge. Most especially, though, he entrusted them to care for the board, schooling and education of his beloved grandson; to bring him up to learning or to put him to trade or merchandise, as they shall judge most fitting and convenient. And adding that if his nephew Benjamin Colman, or other of his honored Executors could board him and see to his profitable and pious instruction, or take him as their apprentice, it would be his wish.

The will informed his Executors and Trustees that, as a result of Articles of Indenture, or legal contract, agreed upon between himself and his son-in-law Albert Dennie, the natural father of his only branch and grandson, the boy's father had committed to Colman's care and ordering, all that concerned the education and support of his grandson John Dennie. The agreement gave Colman the right and responsibility to do for his grandson as a father for his child and empowered him to provide for him by will and testament as he was now doing. The will then committed John Dennie to the care and ordering of his worthy Trustees and Executors throughout his whole education in non age, requiring him to be respectful and subject to them as to his natural parent and guardian. If John should prove disrespectful, the will empowered his Trustees and Executors to withhold and deny to John, when he came of age, the £3,000 legacy bequeathed to him, and also to deny him from coming into possession of his dwelling house in Brattle Street. If John were to prove to be impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious in the sober judgment and conscience of his Trustees and Executors, the will then ordered that his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman, who was also a Trustee, be put immediately into possession of Colman's house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and the heirs of his body, and their heirs also lawfully begotten, forever. The will added that if John were to become or remain impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious when he reached the age of 22 years, then the £3,000 bequeathed to him, together with all that should remain of his personal estate in the hands of his Executors and Trustees be equally divided among the surviving grandchildren, or their heirs, of his brother John Colman.

If, on the other hand, his grandson John Dennie, by the Grace of God, for which he fervently prayed for him, prove himself a sober and virtuous youth, in a judgment of charity, with his parental blessing on him, he confirmed to him the £3,000 legacy at the age of 22 years, and with great pleasure he bequeathed to John his dwelling house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever. However, if John were to die without heirs, then the house and land should remain with his nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, and to his son Benjamin and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, forever.

The will ordered his Executors and Trustees, within the year following his death, to make the tender of his house in Brattle Street to his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman for him to occupy and dwell in, instructing him to keep it in good repair until the day of his grandson John reaching the full age of 22 years. His nephew Benjamin was ordered to pay rent of no more than £70 per annum, and that he then surrender it up to John Dennie, or legal heir of his body, or rent it of him or his as may be agreeable to him and them.18

Family 1

Jane Clark b. 16 Mar 1679/80, d. 26 Oct 1731
Children1.Benjamin Colman1 b. 1 Sep 1704, d. 18 Sep 1704
2.Jane Colman+1 b. 25 Feb 1707/8, d. 26 Mar 1735
3.Abigail Colman+ b. 14 Jan 1714/15, d. 17 May 1745

Family 2

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

Family 3

Mary Pepperell b. 5 Sep 1685, d. 18 Apr 1766

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", page 105.
  3. [S934] Ebenezer Turell, The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, D.D. Late Pastor of a Church in Boston, New England, who Deceased August 29th 1747, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle and by J. Edwards, 1749), Chapter IX, pages 207-223. Hereinafter cited as The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman.
  4. [S938] "Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers (Colman, Dr. Benjamin)", New England Historic & Genealogical Register Volume 10, page 151 (April 1856). Hereinafter cited as "Brief Memoir of Reverend Benjamin Colman (Prince's)."
  5. [S1059] Annie Haven Thwing, The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town Of Boston, 1630-1822, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: Marshall Jones Company, 1920), Brattle Square Church, pages 99-100. Hereinafter cited as Boston Streets, 1630-1822.
  6. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston Marriages, 1720-1751. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  7. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  8. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 241. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  9. [S952] Edited by distinguished biographers selected from each state and revised and approved by the most eminent others of the day. Volume VIII downloaded from Google Books, The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time. [Permanent series] (New York, New York: James T. White), Volume VIII, pages 87-88. Hereinafter cited as The National cyclopaedia of American biography.
  10. [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.
  11. [S1059] Annie Haven Thwing, Boston Streets, 1630-1822, Benjamin Colman, pages 84-85.
  12. [S934] Ebenezer Turell, The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, pages 230-231.
  13. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 152.
  14. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", pages 231-232, noting the year of their marriage incorrectly as 1731.
  15. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com.
  16. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 161.
  17. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 6. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  18. [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.

Elizabeth Colman1

Father*William Colman1 b. 31 Aug 1643, d. 27 Mar 1712
Mother*Elizabeth ______1 d. b 30 Jun 1692
Marriage*before 19 February 1701She married first Joseph Royall before 19 February 1701 when he wrote his will naming his wife, Elizabeth.2
Will*19 February 1701The will of Elizabeth's husband, Joseph Royall of Boston, was evidently written at sea on 19 February 1701. It stated he was "sick in body but of perfect mind and memory." He left all of his "sea clothes" to his brother William Royall, and the rest of his estate to his wife, Elizabeth.3
(Wife) Deathbetween 19 February 1701 and 29 June 1702Elizabeth became a widow when Joseph Royall died between 19 February 1701 and 29 June 1702 when his estate was opened for probate in Boston, Suffolk County.2
Marriage*5 March 1705She married second Francis Righton on 5 March 1705 at Brattle Square Church, Boston.1,4
(Heir) Will25 March 1747Elizabeth Righton, described as his beloved sister, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. The will gave Elizabeth (Colman) Royall Righton, if she survived him, £50 per annum, old tenor, in bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay for her more comfortable support in her old age for the few remaining days of her life. The gift was to be paid yearly in four quarterly payments. The will also stated that Violet, Benjamin's Negro woman, was currently living with and serving his sister Elizabeth in her old age, and that his will was that Violet continue to serve his sister while she live.1

Family 1

Joseph Royall b. 5 Sep 1673, d. bt 19 Feb 1701 - 29 Jun 1702

Family 2

Francis Righton

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.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 641. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S1065] Edward Doubleday Harris, "The New England Royalls", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 39, pages 348-358 (October 1885). Hereinafter cited as "New England Royalls."
  4. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 228. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

Jane Colman1

b. 25 February 1707/8, d. 26 March 1735
Father*Reverend Benjamin Colman1 b. 19 Oct 1673, d. 29 Aug 1747
Mother*Jane Clark1 b. 16 Mar 1679/80, d. 26 Oct 1731
Birth*25 February 1707/8Jane Colman was born on 25 February 1707/8 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism29 February 1708 and was baptized by her father on 29 February 1708 at Brattle Street Church. Her father wrote in the record that Jane was his first-born daughter.2
Marriage*11 August 1726She married as his first wife Reverend Ebenezer Turell, son of Samuel Turell and Lydia Stoddard, on 11 August 1726 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage ceremony was performed by Jane's father, the Reverend Benjamin Colman.1,3,4,5
Death*26 March 1735She died on 26 March 1735 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 271,5,6
Burial* and was buried in Plot 290, in her husband's Turell Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.7,8

Family

Reverend Ebenezer Turell b. 5 Feb 1702, d. 5 Dec 1778
Children1.Samuel Turell1 b. c 1729, d. 8 Oct 1736
2.Child Turell1 d. b 26 Mar 1735
3.Child Turell1 d. b 26 Mar 1735
4.Child Turell1 d. b 26 Mar 1735

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 128. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  3. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 241.
  4. [S952] Edited by distinguished biographers selected from each state and revised and approved by the most eminent others of the day. Volume VIII downloaded from Google Books, The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time. [Permanent series] (New York, New York: James T. White), Volume VIII, pages 87-88. Hereinafter cited as The National cyclopaedia of American biography.
  5. [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.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane (Colman) Turell, Memorial# 26920865. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Reverend Ebenezer Turell, Memorial# 26920869, created by BobBoston.

John Colman1

Father*William Colman2 b. 31 Aug 1643, d. 27 Mar 1712
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 d. b 30 Jun 1692
Marriage*19 July 1694He married Judith Hobbey on 19 July 1694 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage was performed by Reverend Cotton Mather.3,4,5
(Heir) Will25 March 1747John Colman Esq., described as his beloved brother, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. The will gave John, or his Heirs, back his bond for £100, along with the interest due, and also any note or notes hand written by John made payable to Reverend Colman. The gift was made on the condition that John, or his Heirs, would first repay Mr. James Pitts of Boston, thereby cancelling the bond Reverend Colman had cosigned for as John's surety. The will encouraged his brother John to accept the gift as a sign of his gratitude and as a small acknowledgement of his great obligations to him during his youth.2
(Brother) TrustJohn's grandchildren and their heirs were named as secondary beneficiaries in the will and resulting trust of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, John's brother. Reverend Colman's will directed that a Trust for his grandson John Dennie be created. He ordered that the residue of his library be sold and the proceeds, together with his little silver plate and household goods, be added to the bonds, mortgages and monies he left, and that after the just payment of debts and legacies, the yearly income of the remaining personal estate, together with his house in Brattle Street, Boston, his only real property, be used to fund the Trust. He appointed his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman and honored friends Jacob Wendell Esq., John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock as Executors of both his estate and the Trust, relying on their love and goodness to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson, for his custodial and desired, both worldly and spiritual good. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.

In order that they might achieve that end, Colman empowered his Executors and Trustees, according to their best judgment, to rent, demand and receive rent, defend his title and property, to let out monies upon bond and to demand, receive, sue for, and recover monies due upon bond or mortgage, to also make necessary repairs and defray every arising charge. Most especially, though, he entrusted them to care for the board, schooling and education of his beloved grandson; to bring him up to learning or to put him to trade or merchandise, as they shall judge most fitting and convenient. And adding that if his nephew Benjamin Colman, or other of his honored Executors could board him and see to his profitable and pious instruction, or take him as their apprentice, it would be his wish.

The will informed his Executors and Trustees that, as a result of Articles of Indenture, or legal contract, agreed upon between himself and his son-in-law Albert Dennie, the natural father of his only branch and grandson, the boy's father had committed to Colman's care and ordering, all that concerned the education and support of his grandson John Dennie. The agreement gave Colman the right and responsibility to do for his grandson as a father for his child and empowered him to provide for him by will and testament as he was now doing. The will then committed John Dennie to the care and ordering of his worthy Trustees and Executors throughout his whole education in non age, requiring him to be respectful and subject to them as to his natural parent and guardian. If John should prove disrespectful, the will empowered his Trustees and Executors to withhold and deny to John, when he came of age, the £3,000 legacy bequeathed to him, and also to deny him from coming into possession of his dwelling house in Brattle Street. If John were to prove to be impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious in the sober judgment and conscience of his Trustees and Executors, the will then ordered that his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman, who was also a Trustee, be put immediately into possession of Colman's house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and the heirs of his body, and their heirs also lawfully begotten, forever. The will added that if John were to become or remain impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious when he reached the age of 22 years, then the £3,000 bequeathed to him, together with all that should remain of his personal estate in the hands of his Executors and Trustees be equally divided among the surviving grandchildren, or their heirs, of his brother John Colman.

If, on the other hand, his grandson John Dennie, by the Grace of God, for which he fervently prayed for him, prove himself a sober and virtuous youth, in a judgment of charity, with his parental blessing on him, he confirmed to him the £3,000 legacy at the age of 22 years, and with great pleasure he bequeathed to John his dwelling house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever. However, if John were to die without heirs, then the house and land should remain with his nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, and to his son Benjamin and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, forever.

The will ordered his Executors and Trustees, within the year following his death, to make the tender of his house in Brattle Street to his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman for him to occupy and dwell in, instructing him to keep it in good repair until the day of his grandson John reaching the full age of 22 years. His nephew Benjamin was ordered to pay rent of no more than £70 per annum, and that he then surrender it up to John Dennie, or legal heir of his body, or rent it of him or his as may be agreeable to him and them.2

Family

Judith Hobbey
Children1.John Colman+2 b. 3 Mar 1704
2.Judith Colman+2 b. 4 May 1707
3.Sarah Colman+1 b. 20 Feb 1709
4.Benjamin Colman+2 b. 10 Oct 1710

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 129. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [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.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, date noted as 19 Jul 1694. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S1047] American Marriages before 1699, online at www.ancestry.com, date noted as 19 Jul 1694. Hereinafter cited as American Marriages before 1699.
  5. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 217, date noted as just 19 Jul; no year. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

John Colman1

b. 3 March 1704
Father*John Colman1
Mother*Judith Hobbey1
Birth*3 March 1704John Colman was born on 3 March 1704 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Baptism5 March 1704 and was baptized at 3 days old on 5 March 1704 at Brattle Square Church, Boston.2
Marriage*26 December 1734He married Sarah Payne on 26 December 1734 at Boston.3,4
(Heir) Will25 March 1747John Colman, described as his beloved nephew, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. Apologizing for his earlier omission of any immediate bequest, his will ordered that, within the year after his death, John should be paid a gift of £200, old tenor, in bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay. The will also stated that if Reverend Colman's grandson John Dennie died before reaching the age of 22 years, his £3000 legacy should be paid by his Executors in equal shares to the then surviving grandchildren of his beloved brother John Colman of Boston, Esq., further clarifying the bequests by naming the recipients as the sons or daughters of his beloved nephews or nieces, which he called cousins in the will, John Colman, Benjamin Colman, Mrs. Judith Bulfinch and Mrs. Sarah Chardon, all of Boston.1

Family

Sarah Payne
Children1.John Colman1 b. 22 Jan 1738
2.Benjamin Colman1 b. 20 Jul 1739

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.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 126. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  3. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 243, her name spelled "Pain."
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 182, her name spelled "Payne". Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.

John Colman1

b. 22 January 1738
Father*John Colman1 b. 3 Mar 1704
Mother*Sarah Payne2
Baptism*22 January 1738John Colman was baptized on 22 January 1738 at Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Heir) Will25 March 1747John Colman, described as the son of his beloved nephew John Colman, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. The will gave 9-year-old John £200, old tenor, in Province Bills of the Massachusetts Bay, the Principal to be paid to him when he came of age, and the yearly interest paid from year to year.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.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 243, her name spelled "Pain". Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  3. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 160.

Judith Colman1

b. 4 May 1707
Father*John Colman1
Mother*Judith Hobbey1
Baptism*4 May 1707Judith Colman was baptized on 4 May 1707 at Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*11 June 1724She married Thomas Bulfinch on 11 June 1724 in Brattle Square Church, Boston.3,1,4
(Heir) Will25 March 1747Judith Bulfinch, described as his beloved cousin, although he may have meant niece, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. Apologizing for his earlier omission of any immediate bequest, his will ordered that, within the year after his death, Judith (Colman) Bulfinch should be paid a gift of £100, old tenor, in bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay. The will also stated that if Reverend Colman's grandson John Dennie died before reaching the age of 22 years, his £3000 legacy should be paid by his Executors in equal shares to the then surviving grandchildren of his beloved brother John Colman of Boston, Esq., further clarifying the bequests by naming the recipients as the sons or daughters of his beloved nephews or nieces, which he called cousins in the will, John Colman, Benjamin Colman, Mrs. Judith Bulfinch and Mrs. Sarah Chardon, all of Boston.1

Family

Thomas Bulfinch
Child1.Judith Bulfinch5 b. 28 Mar 1725, d. Nov 1795

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.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 128. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, noting date as 17 May 1724, which may have been their Intention. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 240.
  5. [S1060] Frederick Tuckerman, "Thomas Cooper, of Boston, and his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 44, pages 53-61 (January 1890). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Cooper of Boston."

Mary Colman1

b. 3 May 1671
Father*William Colman2 b. 31 Aug 1643, d. 27 Mar 1712
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 d. b 30 Jun 1692
Birth*3 May 1671Mary Colman was born on 3 May 1671 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): page 105. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", Footnotes, page 105.

Matthew Colman1

Marriage*He married Grace ______.1
Residence*Matthew and Grace Colman lived near Beccles, at Slatterly, Suffolk County, England.1

Family

Grace ______
Child1.William Colman+1 b. 31 Aug 1643, d. 27 Mar 1712

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): page 105. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."

Sarah Colman1

b. 20 February 1709
Father*John Colman2
Mother*Judith Hobbey3
Baptism*20 February 1709Sarah Colman was baptized at one week of age on 20 February 1709 at Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*6 December 1733She married Peter Chardon on 6 December 1733 at Brattle Square Church, Boston.1
(Heir) Will25 March 1747Sarah Chardon, described as his beloved cousin, although he may have meant niece, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. Apologizing for his earlier omission of any immediate bequest, his will ordered that, within the year after his death, Sarah (Colman) Chardon should be paid a gift of £100, old tenor, in bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay. The will also stated that if Reverend Colman's grandson John Dennie died before reaching the age of 22 years, his £3000 legacy should be paid by his Executors in equal shares to the then surviving grandchildren of his beloved brother John Colman of Boston, Esq., further clarifying the bequests by naming the recipients as the sons or daughters of his beloved nephews or nieces, which he called cousins in the will, John Colman, Benjamin Colman, Mrs. Judith Bulfinch and Mrs. Sarah Chardon, all of Boston.4

Family

Peter Chardon
Children1.Judith Chardon1 b. 12 Oct 1735
2.Peter Chardon5 b. 11 Sep 1737
3.Sarah Chardon6 b. 10 Sep 1742

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 243. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 129.
  3. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, Births and Baptisms, City Document No. 130, page 217. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  4. [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.
  5. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 160.
  6. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 165.