~~ Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts ~~

--- Fourth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of Deacon John3 Washburn and Lydia Billington

 

 

         The families of the children of Deacon John Washburn, of Plymouth, have been well covered in a number of publications, his wife being a Mayflower descendant. Many of Deacon John’s descendants moved from Plymouth to Kingston, Massachusetts Colony, and son Ichabod moved to Norton. I intend to cover the descendants of daughter Mercy Washburn and her husband Robert Cushman in more detail in a Cushman Family Genealogy in the future.

 

 

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

Philip2 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

Deacon John3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

John1 Irish

 

 

Elizabeth2 Irish

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth1 Risely[?]

John4 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Ichabod4 Washburn

 

 

 

Mercy4 Washburn

 

 

 

Elisha4 Washburn

 

 

 

Ephraim4 Washburn

 

 

 

Barnabas4 Washburn

 

 

 

Deacon Jabez4 Washburn

 

 

 

Ebenezer4 Washburn

 

 

 

Thankfull4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis2 Billington

 

 

Isaac3 Billington

 

 

 

 

Christian1 Penn

 

Lydia4 Billington

 

 

 

 

 

James Glass

 

 

Hannah Glass

 

 

 

 

Mary Pontus

 

(194.) John4 Washburn (Jr.), eldest son of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 19 Apr. 1699,[1] married Abigail4 (Phillips) John­son, daughter of Benjamin3 and Sarah2 (Thomas) Phillips, of Marshfield, MA, and widow of Josiah Johnson, of Scituate,[2] in ca. 1727.[3] She was born on 29 Oct. 1699 in Marshfield,[4] a granddaughter of John2 and Grace (___) (Holloway) Phillips (Jr.), of Duxbury and Marshfield, MA,[5] and of John1 and Sarah (Pitney) Thomas, of Marshfield.[6] She had married first to Josiah Johnson, of Scituate, on 8 Feb. 1721/2 in Marshfield,[7] who had died on 18 May 1724 in Marshfield, aged 24 years.[8] John and Abigail Washburn lived in Plymouth, where he was a blacksmith.[9]

         John Washburn (Jr.) died intestate on 22 May 1768 in Plymouth, aged 69 years,[10] and his widow, Abigail Washburn, was granted administration of his estate on 9 May 1769. His inventory was taken on 18 May 1769 by Thomas Foster and Eleazer Stephens. His estate was declared insolvent on 14 May 1770.[11] She died a widow on 24 Sept. 1782 in Plymouth.[12]

         Abigail Phillips and Josiah Johnson had one son:

         747     i   Josiah Johnson (Jr.), born on 17 Oct. 1723 in Marshfield,[13] married 1.) Patience4 Faunce, daughter of Eleazer3 and Hannah4 (Warren) Faunce, of Plymouth,[14] on 16 Nov. 1747 in Plymouth.[15] She was born on 22 Jan. 1729/30 in Plymouth,[16] a granddaughter of Joseph2 and Judith3 (Rickard) Faunce,[17] and of Capt. Benjamin3 and Hannah4 (Morton) Warren.[18] She died on 1 Feb. 1767 in Plymouth, aged 38 years,[19] and he remarried to Mrs. Bathsheba4 (Faunce) Barrows, of Plympton, daughter of Thomas3 and Hannah (Damon) Faunce, and widow of Abner Barrows, of Plympton,[20] on 29 Oct. 1767 in Plympton.[21] She was born on 25 Jan. 1733/4 in Plymouth.[22] Josiah Johnson (Jr.) lived in Plymouth, where he was a blacksmith, and had children by Patience Faunce:[23]

a. Josiah Johnson (3rd), born on 30 Sept. 1748 in Plymouth,[24] married Bethiah Rider, possibly daughter of Jesse and Bethiah (Thomas) Rider, of Plymouth,[25] on 7 Apr. 1772 in Plymouth.[26] She was born on 21 Feb. 1755 in Plymouth.[27] He was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.

b. Patience Johnson, born on 10 Mar. 1752 in Plymouth,[28] married Capt. Zephaniah5 Harlow, son of William4 and Hannah (Littlejohn) Harlow (Jr.), of Plymouth,[29] on 12 Apr. 1772 in Plymouth.[30] He was born on 7 May 1748 in Plymouth,[31] a grandson of William3 and Mercy (Rider) Harlow,[32] and of Henry and Sarah (Pratt) Littlejohn.[33] They were living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[34] On 28 Aug. 1793 Zephaniah Harlow and wife Patience, as a granddaughter of Eleazer Faunce, joined other heirs of Eleazer Faunce in selling land in Plymouth.[35] On 18 May 1796 Zephaniah Harlow, mariner, and wife Patience, joined other heirs of Benjamin Warren in selling land given by Warren to his daughters in Plymouth.[36] Capt. Zephaniah Harlow was a mariner, and served in the Revolutionary War. He died in Bath, ME.[37]

c. Eleazer Johnson, born on 3 Dec. 1755 in Plymouth,[38] marriage not found.

         John Washburn and Abigail Phillips had children:

+       748     i   Lt. John5 Washburn (3rd), born on 8 May 1730 in Plymouth,[39] married 1.) Lydia Prince, daughter of Benjamin and Abiel (Nelson) Prince,[40] on 10 Apr. 1755 in Plymouth,[41] and 2.) Mary5 Churchill, daughter of Ebenezer4 and Mercy (Branch) Churchill,[42] on 25 Nov. 1784 in Plymouth.[43] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       749     ii   Abigail5 Washburn, born on 17 Feb. 1731/2 in Plymouth,[44] married Capt. Abner Sylvester, son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Rider) Sylvester, as his second wife,[45] on 29 Oct. 1753 in Plymouth.[46] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       750    iii   Mary5 Washburn, born on 21 Nov. 1734 in Plymouth,[47] married Abijah Fisher, son of Israel and Susanna Fisher, of Norton, MA, on 23 July 1752 in Plymouth.[48] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         751    iv   Marcy Washburn, born on 31 July 1736 in Plymouth, died on 4 Mar. 1737/8 in Plymouth.[49]

+       752    v   Seth5 Washburn, born on 17 Apr. 1738 in Plymouth,[50] married 1.) Fear Howard, of Kingston, MA, on 31 Oct. 1765,[51] and 2.) Anna Fullerton, daughter of John and Rebecca (Delano) Fullerton,[52] on 15 Dec. 1785 in Kingston,[53] and 3.) Deborah5 (Wright) Churchill, daughter of Joseph4 and Sarah5 (Brewster) Wright,[54] and widow of Nathaniel5 Churchill (Jr.), of Plympton,[55] on 17 Dec. 1792 in Kingston.[56] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       753    vi   Phillip5 Washburn, born on 5 Sept. 1739 in Plymouth,[57] married Silence Davis, of Kingston, MA, on 31 Oct. 1765 in Kingston.[58] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         754    vii   Thankfull5 Washburn, born on 14 Aug. 1742 in Plymouth,[59] married Bartlett Sylvester, son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Rider) Sylvester, of Plymouth,[60] on 25 Mar. 1781 in Plymouth.[61] He was born on 8 Sept. 1735 in Plymouth.[62] She probably had no children, and she supposedly died on 18 May 1790 in Plymouth.[63] He was not found in the 1790 federal census in Massachusetts. He supposedly died on 9 June 1819 in Hallowell, ME.[64]

 

 

(195.) Ichabod4 Washburn, second son of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 7 Feb. 1700/1,[65] married Bethiah4 Phillips, daughter of Benjamin3 and Sarah2 (Thomas) Phillips,[66] of Marshfield, MA, on 2 June 1725 in Marshfield.[67] She was born on 27 Feb. 1704 in Marshfield,[68] a granddaughter of John2 and Grace (___) (Holloway) Phillips (Jr.), of Duxbury and Marshfield,[69] and of John1 and Sarah (Pitney) Thomas, of Marshfield.[70]

         Ichabod and Bethiah Washburn lived in Kingston, MA, where he was a “cordwainer,” then moved to Norton, Bristol Co., MA. In Sept. 1729 Betty Tom, an Indian woman, was brought before Plymouth County Court for stealing various personal items from Jacob Cooke Junr of Kingston, yeoman, and Ichabod Washburne of Kingston, cordwainer. Being found guilty, she was sentenced to pay 23 shillings to Washburne, “being Doble the Value of what is Returned of the said Articles and Threble the Value for what is Not.”[71]

         Ichabod Washburn died testate in 1769 in Norton, Bristol Co., MA. His will was dated 24 Jan. 1759, and probated on 20 Sept. 1769, witnessed by Benja. Cobb, Jonathan Lincoln, Jr., and David Williams. He named his wife, Bythiah, son Malatiah Washburn, and daughter Bethyah Braman, wife of Daniel Braman, late of Norton, deceased, and he named his wife as sole executrix. His real estate was divided on 5 May 1770 between his widow, Bethiah, and son Melatiah Washburn, but was to descend to the heirs of daughter Bethiah Braman if Melatiah Washburn died without an heir.[72] (See Appendix Ç for a full transcription of his will.) Bethiah (Phillips) Washburn died on 25 Jan. 1789 in Norton, aged 84 years.[73]

         Ichabod Washburn and Bethiah Phillips had children:

+       755     i   Bethiah5 Washburn, born on 24 May 1729 in Kingston,[74] married Daniel Braman (Jr.), son of Daniel and Rachel (Campbell) Braman, of Norton,[75] in 1750.[76] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         756     ii   Ichabod5 Washburn (Jr.), born on 13 Apr. 1731 in Kingston,[77] died on 14 Nov. 1756 in Norton, MA, aged 25 years,[78] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him.

         757     iii   Melatiah5 Washburn, a son, born on 29 Mar. 1733 in Kingston,[79] married 1.) Zilpha or Zilpah Shaw, daughter of John and Abigail (Perry) Shaw, of Plympton,[80] on 16 Mar. 1756 in Plympton.[81] She was born ca. 1734,[82] and died on 6 Oct. 1769 in Norton, aged 35 years.[83] He remarried to 2.) Eunice Wetherell, daughter of John and Mary (Gilbert) Wetherell, of Norton,[84] on 11 Jan. 1770 in Norton.[85] She was born on 9 Aug. 1743 in Norton,[86] and died on 16 Feb. 1776 in Norton, aged 32 years.[87] He remarried again to 3.) Mary Heath, of Swansea, MA, on 20 Feb. 1777 in Swansea.[88] She was born ca. 1741.[89] They were living in Norton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[90] He probably had no children, and he died on 15 Jan. 1824 in Norton, aged 90 years.[91] Mary (Heath) Washburn died a widow on 28 Feb. 1825 in Norton, aged 83 years.[92]

         758    iv   Sarah Washburn, born on 12 Feb. 1736/7 in Kingston,[93] died on 31 May 1750 in Norton.[94]

 

 

(196.) Marsey/Mercy4 Washburn, eldest daughter of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 21 Apr. 1702,[95] married 1.) Robert5 Cushman (Jr.), son of Robert4 and Persis (Lewis) Cushman, of Kingston,[96] in 1725.[97] He was born on 2 July 1698 in Plymouth,[98] a grandson of Thomas3 and Ruth (Howland) Cushman (Jr.), of Plymouth,[99] and a great‑grandson of Elder Thomas2 and Mary2 (Allerton) Cushman, of Plymouth.[100]

         Robert Cushman, junr., died testate on 13 Sept. 1751 in Kingston, aged 53 years.[101] His will was dated 2 Sept. 1751, and probated on 7 Oct. 1751, and he left his entire estate to his “Dear and Loving Wife Marcy Cushman,” whom he named as his executrix, giving her discretion to dispose of it among their children. The distribution of his estate, dated 2 May 1760, gave his entire estate to the eldest son, Robert Cushman, reserving his mother's dower, and paying his brother and sisters for their shares, namely Lydia Fuller, Jerusha Cobb, Rebecca Fuller, Mercy Harlow, Hannah Cobb, Ruth Rickard, Abigail Robbins, and Isaac Cushman.[102] A deed dated 3 Nov. 1766 wherein the heirs of Robert Cushman, late of Kingston, sold 7 acres of land at Kingston, named his heirs: eldest son Robert Cushman; Lydia Fuller, wife of Josiah Fuller; Jerusha Cobb, wife of Ebenezer Cobb Jr.; Rebecca Fuller, wife of Barnabas Fuller; Mercy Harlow, wife of James Harlow; John Cobb, in right of wife Hannah Cobb, deceased; Ruth Rickard, wife of Samuel Rickard; Abigail Rob­bins, widow of Benjamin Robbins; and Isaac Cushman.[103] (See Appendix  for a full transcription of his will.)

         Mercy (Washburn) Cushman remarried to 2.) Dr. John4 Fuller, son of Samuel3 and Mercy3 (Eaton) Fuller (3rd), as his second wife,[104] on 14 Nov. 1764 in Kingston.[105] He was born on 19 Dec. 1698 in Plymouth,[106] a grandson of Rev. Samuel2 Fuller (Jr.), and of Samuel2 and Martha3 (Billington) Eaton,[107] and had married first to Deborah Ring, daughter of Eleazer and Mary (Shaw) Ring,[108] on 7 Feb. 1722/3 in Plympton.[109]

         John Fuller was a physician and a church deacon. He died testate on 25 Sept. 1778 in Kingston, aged 79 years.[110] His will was dated 31 Dec. 1761, and probated on 5 Oct. 1778, and named his son, Isaacher Fuller, and son-in-law, Kimball Prince, as executors.[111] Mercy (Washburn) (Cushman) Fuller died on 3 May 1796 in Kingston, aged 94 years.[112]

         Mercy Washburn had children, all by Robert Cushman (Jr.):[113]

         759      i   Lydia6 Cushman, born on 29 Sept. 1726 in Kingston,[114] married Capt. Josiah5 Fuller, son of Ebenezer4 and Joanna (Gray) Fuller,[115] on 21 Jan. 1746 in Kingston.[116] He was born on 15 May 1722 in Plymouth,[117] a grandson of Samuel3 and Mercy3 (Eaton) Fuller (3rd),[118] and of John and Joanna3 (Morton) Gray.[119] She died on 3 Apr. 1784 in Kingston, of “nervous languishment,” aged 57 years,[120] and he was still living in Kingston, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[121] He died on 3 Sept. 1805 in Kingston, aged 84 years,[122] but no probate records were found for him.

         760     ii   Jerusha6 Cushman, born on 15 Jan. 1727/8 in Kingston,[123] married Ebenezer5 Cobb (3rd), son of Ebenezer4 and Ruth (Tinkham) Cobb (Jr.),[124] on 30 Oct. 1747 in Kingston.[125] He was born on 4 Mar. 1723/4 in Plymouth,[126] a grandson of Ebenezer3 and Mercy3 (Holmes) Cobb.[127] She died in ca. 1768, and he remarried to Martha5 (Harlow) Cole, daughter of John4 and Mary (Rider) Harlow (Jr.), and widow of Isaac Cole,[128] on 15 Dec. 1771 in Plymouth.[129] He died intestate on 10 Nov. 1782 in Kingston, aged 58 years, of “consumption.”[130]

         761     iii   Rebecca6 Cushman, born on 9 Apr. 1730 in Kingston,[131] married Barnabas5 Fuller, son of Nathaniel4 and Martha3 (Sampson) Fuller, of Plympton,[132] MA, on 16 Mar. 1747/8 in Kingston.[133] He was born on 25 Sept. 1723 in Plympton,[134] a grandson also of Samuel3 and Mercy3 (Eaton) Fuller (3rd),[135] and of George2 and Elizabeth3 (Sprague) Sampson.[136] He was a mari­ner, and served in the Revolutionary War, and they were probably still living in Kingston, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[137] Eventually they moved to Hebron, ME. She died on 6 Apr. 1813 in Hebron, ME, and he died on 24 Mar. 1814 in Hebron, ME.[138]

         762    iv   Mercy6 Cushman, born on 5 June 1731 in Kingston,[139] married Capt. James4 Harlow (Jr.), son of James3 and Hannah4 (Shaw) Harlow, of Plympton,[140] on 26 Aug. 1754 in Kingston.[141] He was born on 12 Apr. 1730 in Plympton.[142] Mercy (Cushman) Harlow died on 19 Jan. 1770 in Plympton, aged 38 years,[143] and he remarried to Sarah5 (Sears) Bryant, daughter of Edward4 and Desire (Holmes) Sears,[144] of Halifax, MA, and widow of Sylvanus4 Bryant, of Plympton,[145] on 18 Mar. 1773 in Plympton.[146] She was born on 24 Mar. 1735 in Hali­fax.[147] Capt. James Harlow (Jr.) was captain of a military company in Plympton, and he died on 23 Sept. 1802 in Plympton, aged 72 years,[148] but no probate records were found for him. Sarah (Sears) (Bryant) Harlow died on 19 Oct. 1825 in Plympton, aged 90 years.[149]

         763     v   Hannah6 Cushman, born on 2 July 1732 in Kingston,[150] married John5 Cobb, son of Ebenezer4 and Lydia (Stephens) Cobb (Jr.),[151] on 14 Sept. 1755 in Kingston.[152] He was born in Oct. 1731,[153] a grandson of Ebenezer3 and Mercy3 (Holmes) Cobb.[154] She died on 30 Nov. 1765 in Kingston, aged 33 years,[155] and he remarried to Persis Lucas, daughter of John and Lydia (Doty) Lucas,[156] in 1766.[157] They were living in Kingston, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[158] He died testate on 23 Aug. 1824 in Kingston, aged 92 years.[159] Persis (Lucas) Cobb died on 23 July 1824 in Kingston, aged 83 years.[160]

         764    vi   Thankful Cushman, born on 10 Mar. 1733/4 in Kingston,[161] died on 23 Aug. 1748 in Kingston.[162]

         765    vii   Ruth6 Cushman, born on 22 Dec. 1735 in Kingston,[163] married Samuel5 Rickard (3rd), son of Samuel4 and Rachel (Whiton[?]) Rickard (Jr.),[164] on 18 Oct. 1757 in Kingston.[165] He was born on 12 Oct. 1727 in Plympton,[166] a grandson of Samuel3 and Rebecca (Snow) Rickard, of Plymouth.[167] They were living in Plympton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[168] He died testate on 9 Nov. 1815 in Plympton, aged 87 years,[169] and his will was probated in 1816.[170] She died testate on 2 Nov. 1826 in Plympton, aged 90 years.[171]

         766   viii   Abigail6 Cushman, born on 3 Apr. 1737 in Kingston,[172] married 1.) Benjamin Robbins, of Plymouth, son of Jeduthan and Rebecca (Crocker) Robbins (Jr.), of Plympton,[173] on 4 Dec. 1755 in Kingston.[174] He was born on 7 Nov. 1732 in Plympton.[175] He drowned in Yarmouth, NS, before 1766, and she remarried to 2.) Benjamin Crocker, of Carver, MA.[176] He was living in Carver in the 1790 federal census.[177] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         767    ix   Robert6 Cushman (3rd), born on 27 Oct. 1738 in Kingston,[178] married Martha Delano, daughter of Joshua and Hopestill (Peterson) Delano, of Duxbury,[179] on 31 July 1760 in Kingston.[180] She was born on 21 Sept. 1739 in Duxbury,[181] and they moved to Maine in 1781. He died in 1799 in Wicasset, Lincoln Co., (now Woolwich, Sagadahoc Co.), ME, from falling off a horse, and she died in 1820 in ME, aged 82 years.[182]

         768     x   Job Cushman, born on 27 Jan. 1739/40,[183] died on 28 Jan. 1739/40 in Kingston.[184]

         769    xi   Elenah Cushman, born on 29 Dec. 1740 in Kingston,[185] died on 18 Aug. 1748 in Kingston.[186]

         770    xii   Martha Cushman, born on 14 Sept. 1742 in Kingston,[187] died on 23 Aug. 1748 in Kingston.[188]

         771   xiii   Deacon Isaac6 Cushman, born on 10 Mar. 1745 in Kingston,[189] married 1.) Sarah Ellis, daughter of John and Elisabeth (Coomer) Ellis, of Middleborough,[190] on 16 Nov. 1769 in Plympton.[191] She was born on 14 Feb. 1748 in Middleborough,[192] a granddaughter of Joel and Elizabeth (Churchill) Ellis, of Plympton,[193] and they also moved to Maine in 1781. She died on 10 Feb. 1804 in Oxford, ME,[194] and he remarried to 2.) Mehitabel Gurney on 18 Sept. 1805 in Hebron, ME.[195]

         772   xiv   Jabez Cushman, born in 1750 in Kingston, died young also.

 

 

(197.) Elisha4 Washburn, third son of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 5 Nov. 1703,[196] married Martha Perkins, daughter of Luke and Martha (Conant) Perkins, of Plympton,[197] on 15 Jan. 1728/9 in Plympton.[198] She was born on 14 Aug. 1707 in Beverly, MA,[199] and they lived in Kingston, MA.

         Elisha Washburn died intestate on 20 July 1734 in Kingston, aged 30 years,[200] and administration of his estate was granted to his widow, Martha Washburn, on 19 Aug. 1734, with Luke Perkins and Isaac Churchill as sureties. His inventory was taken on 3 Sept. 1734 by Gershom Bradford, Joseph Mitchell, and William Ripley, and his widow petitioned for her allowance on 2 May 1735.[201]

            Martha (Perkins) Washburn remarried to Lt. Jonathan4 Tilson, son of John3 and Lydia (Rickard) Tilson, of Plympton,[202] on 11 Jan. 1737 in Kingston.[203] He was born on 29 Sept. 1715 in Plympton.[204] Martha (Perkins) (Washburn) Tilson died by 1748, and Lt. Jonathan Tilson remarried to Lucy Cobb on 4 May 1748 in Plympton,[205] and he died testate in ca. 1783 in Plympton, naming William Atwood as executor of his will.[206]

            Elisha Washburn and Martha Perkins had 3 children:[207]

+       773     i   Lydia5 Washburn, born on 12 Dec. 1729 in Kingston,[208] married Abel Stetson, of Pembroke, MA, on 26 Dec. 1751 in Plympton.[209] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       774     ii   Martha5 Washburn, born on 5 May 1732 in Kingston,[210] married Zachariah5 Paddock, son of Ichabod4 and Joanna3 (Faunce) Paddock, of Middleborough,[211] in ca. 1748. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         775     iii   Elishaba Washburn, daughter, born on 13 Apr. 1735 in Kingston,[212] died on 6 Jan. 1747/8 in Kingston.[213]

 

 

(198.) Ephraim4 Washburn, fourth son of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 6 June 1705,[214] married Eglah/Egloth Stetson, daughter of Elisha and Abigail4 (Brewster) Stetson, of Kingston,[215] in ca. 1732 in Kingston.[216] She was born on 7 Oct. 1710 in Plymouth,[217] a granddaughter of Wrestling3 and Mary Brewster,[218] and they lived in Kingston, MA.

         On 10 Jan. 1730/1 Ephraim Washburn and his brother Barnabas Washburn purchased land in Kingston from John Faunce, of Kingston, adjoining land of their father, Deacon John Washburn.[219] On 1 Jan. 1739 Ephraim Washburn, of Kingston, sold to Nicholas Sever, of Kingston, 87 acres of land in Kingston, “being the homestead on which I now live, part of which was given me by my father John Washburn, late of Kingston, and the other part I purchased of Robert Cooke, Elisha Washburn,” and others.[220] John Washburn also deeded land to Ephraim Washburn in Kingston on 20 Mar. 1743/4.[221] On 4 Apr. 1744 Ephraim and Barnabas Washburn leased their homestead in Kingston back to their fa­ther, Deacon John Washburn, for his natural life.[222] In Dec. 1737 Ephraim Washburn of Kingston, husbandman, sued Nathaniel Hardin of Bridgwater, yeoman, over debt on a £44 bond dated 11 Oct. 1736.[223]

            Ephraim Washburn died intestate in 1775 in Kingston, MA. Administra­tion of his estate was granted to his nephew, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn (Jr.), of Kingston, on 8 Apr. 1776, with Ebenezer Thompson, of Halifax, and Hope­still Southworth, of Roches­ter, as sureties. His inventory was taken on 3 Jan. 1776 by Benja­min Cooke, Simeon Cooke, and Judah Hall, all of Kingston, and his widow, Eglah Washburn's, dower was set off to her on 7 Apr. 1777 by John Gray, Robert Bradford, and Benjamin Cooke.[224] She died sometime after 1777.[225]

            Ephraim Washburn and Eglah Stetson had children:[226]

+       776     i   Ezekiel5 Washburn, born on 22 Nov. 1733 in Kingston,[227] was published to married Alice Bent in 1751,[228] but apparently the marriage was cancelled, and he instead married Priscilla Chipman on 16 Dec. 1755 in Kingston.[229] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         777     ii   Deborah5 Washburn, born on 15 Nov. 1735 in Kingston,[230] never married, died on 3 June 1783 in Kingston, aged 47 years,[231] but no probate records were found for her.

         778     iii   Marcy/Mercy5 Washburn, born on 23 Sept. 1738 in Kingston,[232] possibly married David Shaw, son of Moses and Mary (Darling) Shaw, of Middleborough,[233] on 23 June 1757 in Kingston.[234] Children not found. He was called David Shaw “Jr.” to avoid confusion with another older David Shaw in Middleborough. He was possibly the David Shaw who died testate on 1 July 1815 in Carver.[235]

         779    iv   Ephraim5 Washburn (Jr.), born on 16 Mar. 1741 in Kingston,[236] married Sarah Bisbee, daughter of Hopestill and Hannah4 (Churchill) Bisbee, of Plympton,[237] on 9 Dec. 1773 in Plympton.[238] She was born on 7 Mar. 1746/7 in Plympton,[239] a granddaughter of William3 and Ruth3 (Bryant) Churchill (Jr.), of Plympton.[240] He also died intestate in 1775 in Kingston, and his father‑in‑law, Hopestill Bisbee, of Rochester, was granted administration of his estate on 4 Dec. 1775, with Seth Cushing, of Plympton, and Capt. Ebenezer Washburn (Jr.), of Kingston, as sureties. His inventory was presented 5 Dec. 1775 by Benjamin Cooke, Gideon Samson, and Simeon Cooke.[241] Sarah (Bisbee) Washburn remarried to Lt. Silvanus6 Warren, son of Benjamin5 and Jedidah (Tupper) Warren, of Middleborough,[242] as his second wife, on 1 Aug. 1782 in Middleborough.[243] He was born on 9 Mar. 1746 in Middleborough,[244] and had married first to Huldah Peirce on 2 Oct. 1774 in Middleborough.[245] Silvanus Warren was living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[246] He died on 14 May 1809 in Middleborough, of “pleurisy,” aged 63 years,[247] and Sarah (Bisbee) (Washburn) Warren died a widow on 29 Jan. 1822 in Middleborough, aged 72 years.[248] On 16 Sept. 1825 Benaiah Pratt (Jr.), of Farmington, ME, sold to Abial Washburn, Esq., of Middleborough, the real estate which was set off to Sarah Warren, late widow of Silvanus Warren, as her thirds or dower of estate, which Benaiah Pratt (Jr.) inherited from his mother, Louisa Pratt, late wife of Benaiah Pratt, who inherited it from her father Silvanus Warren.[249] Ephraim Washburn (Jr.) had only one daughter, who died young:

1. Eunice Washburn, born in Feb. 1775,[250] died on 22 Dec. 1777 in Plympton, aged 2 years, 9 months, 24 days.[251]

         780    v   Alathea5 Washburn, a daughter, born on 18 Aug. 1743 in Kingston,[252] married Ichabod Shurtleff, of Plympton, probably son of Thomas and Phebe (Shaw) Shurt­leff, of Plympton,[253] as his second wife, on 3 Apr. 1766 in Kingston.[254] He was born say ca. 1730 in Plympton,[255] and had married first to Elizabeth Pratt on 4 Mar. 1762 in Plympton.[256] He died testate in Sept. 1787 in Plympton.[257] His will was dated 4 Sept. 1787, witnessed by Isaac Shaw Lucas, Isaac Shaw, and Sylvanus Shaw, and probated on 1 Oct. 1787. He mentioned his wife Alatheah Shurtleff, his sons Joseph Shurtleff and Ichabod Shurtleff, his four daughters Elisabeth Shurtleff, Alathea Shurtleff, Sarah Shurtleff, and Abigail Shurtleff, and named Francis Shurtleff as executor of his will.[258] (See Appendix Ś for a full transcription of his will.) Ichabod Shurtleff had children, per his will, probably some by each wife, order uncertain:

a. Joseph Shurtleff; he was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, and was probably living in the household of his brother, Ichabod Shurtleff (Jr.) in Plymouth in 1790.

b. Ichabod Shurtleff (Jr.), married Betty Pettingill, of Bridgewater, MA, on 8 Sept. 1787 in Bridgewater,[259] and they were living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[260]

c. Elisabeth Shurtleff

d. Alathea Shurtleff, possibly married John Clark of Plymouth, son of William and Sarah (Howard) Clark (Jr.),[261] on 20 Mar. 1794 in Carver, MA.[262]

e. Sarah Shurtleff

f. Abigail Shurtleff

+       781    vi   Eunice5 Washburn, born on 20 July 1746 in Kingston,[263] probably married Elijah Chandler, son of Philip and Rebekah (Phillips) Chandler, of Duxbury,[264] on 8 Feb. 1770 in Kingston.[265] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         782    vii   Nehemiah Washburn, born on 11 June 1749 in Kingston,[266] died on 13 Apr. 1751 in Kingston, aged 1 year, 10 months, 2 days.[267]

         783   viii   Sarah5 Washburn, born on 22 Mar. 1752 in Kingston,[268] marriage not found. She may have been the Sarah Washburn of Kingston who “confessed fornication” in court in July 1780, and was fined £3.[269]

 

 

(199.) Barnabas4 Washburn, fifth son of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 12 Feb. 1706/7,[270] married Hannah Thears/Shear [Thayer?][271] on 14 Apr. 1748 in Kingston, MA.[272] She was born ca. 1719,[273] and they also lived in Kingston, MA.

         On 10 Jan. 1730/1 Barnabas Washburn and his brother, Ephraim Washburn, purchased land in Kingston from John Faunce, of Kingston, adjoining land that their father, Deacon John Washburn, was currently dwelling on, and on 4 Apr. 1744 Barnabas and Ephraim Washburn leased their homestead back to their father, Deacon John Washburn, for his natural life.[274]

            Barnabas Washburn died testate on 21 Mar. 1770 in Kingston.[275] His will was dated 20 Mar. 1770, witnessed by Jabez Washburn, Eze­kiel Washburn, and Francis Adams, and was probated on 6 Aug. 1770. His inven­tory was taken on 24 Aug. 1770 by Ephraim Washburn, Benjamin Cooke, and John Gray. He men­tioned his wife Hannah, and sons Barnabas and Elkanah Washburn, and named his brother‑in‑law, John Adams, clothier, of Kingston, as executor.[276] (See appendix ß for a full transcription of his will.) Hannah (Shear/Thear/Thayer) Washburn was probably the widow Hannah Washburn who died on 19 May 1787 in Kingston, aged 67 years, “languished.”[277]

         Barnabas Washburn and Hannah Thears/Shear/Thayer had 3 chil­dren:[278]

         784      i   Barnabas5 Washburn (Jr.), born on 1 Apr. 1749 in Kingston,[279] died on 27 Oct. 1800 in Kingston, aged “34 or 54 years” [sic], of “mortification,”[280] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him, and he was not a head of household in the 1790 federal census in Kingston.

+       785     ii   Elkanah5 Washburn, born on 3 Jan. 1750/1 in Kingston,[281] married Mercy/Marcy Foster on 16 Nov. 1786 in Kingston.[282] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         786     iii   Elisabeth Washburn, born on 1 Aug. 1754 in Kingston,[283] died on 1 Jan. 1770 in Kingston.[284]

 

 

(200.) Deacon Jabez4 Washburn, sixth son of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 10 Apr. 1708,[285] married 1.) Judith4 Faunce, daughter of John3 and Lydia4 (Cooke) Faunce,[286] on 2 Dec. 1731 in Kingston, MA.[287] She was born on 1 Jan. 1711/12,[288] a granddaughter of Joseph2 and Judith3 (Rickard) Faunce,[289] and of Jacob3 and Lydia (Miller) Cooke (Jr.).[290] They lived in Kingston, MA, where his name was spelled “Jabish” in the records. The will of John Faunce, of Kingston, dated 21 Oct. 1751, mentioned his daughters Judith Washburn and Lydia Washburn, widow.[291]

            Judith (Faunce) Washburn died on 3 Mar. 1752 in Kingston, aged 41 years, 2 months, 2 days,[292] and Deacon Jabez Washburn remarried to 2.) Deborah Thomas, daughter of Israel and Bethiah (Sherman) Thomas, of Marshfield, MA,[293] on 5 Dec. 1754 in Marshfield.[294] She was born on 28 Apr. 1718 in Marshfield,[295] and they were living in Kingston, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son Judah Washburn, and his brother-in-law, John Adams.[296]

         Deacon Jabez Washburn died testate on 31 Mar. 1794 in Kingston, aged 86 years, “languished.”[297] His will was dated 4 Nov. 1791, witnessed by John Faunce, Elijah Faunce, and John Cook, and probated on 7 July 1794. He named his son Judah Washburn as his sole executor, and he mentioned his wife Deborah Washburn, son Judah Washburn, daughter Rebecca Washburn, daughter Susanna Washburn, granddaughter Molly Holmes, and the children of his son Jabez Washburn. Judah Washburn posted his bond as executor on 7 July 1794, with John Faunce and John Cook, both of Kingston, as sureties, and Ebenezer Washburn, esqr, John Faunce, yeoman, and Robert Cook, Gentleman, all of Kingston, were appointed to appraise his inventory, which was dated 12 July 1794, and amounted to £322.3.6.[298] (See Appendix Ž for a full transcription of his will and inventory.)

            Deborah (Thomas) Washburn died of old age on 8 Oct. 1802 in Kingston, aged 84 years.[299] On 7 June 1809 Rebecca Washburn and Susanna Washburn, daughters of Deacon Jabez Washburn, and Silvester Holmes, of Kingston, and Molly, his wife, heirs of John Washburn, acknowledged the sale to Judah Washburn, gentleman, of real estate Deacon Jabez Washburn, late of Kingston, died seized of in Kingston, except of one half of the dwelling house, (where Rebecca and Susanna were probably still living.)[300]

            Deacon Jabez Washburn had 7 children by Judith Faunce, and 2 more children by Deborah Thomas:[301]

+       787     i   Jabez5 Washburn (Jr.), born on 22 Apr. 1733 in Kingston,[302] married Mary Sherman, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Williamson) Sherman (Jr.), of Marsh­field, MA,[303] on 14 May 1756 in Marshfield.[304] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         788     ii   Elisha Washburn, born on 17 Mar. 1734/5 in Kingston,[305] died on 29 June 1754 in Kingston, aged 20 years,[306] presumably unmarried.

         789     iii   Susanna5 Washburn, born on 7 May 1737 in Kingston,[307] died on 26 Apr. 1756 in Kingston, aged 29 years,[308] unmarried.

+       790    iv   John5 Washburn, born on 18 July 1739 in Kingston,[309] married Lois Doten on 19 Feb. 1761 in Kingston.[310] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         791     v   Molly Washburn, born on 15 May 1742 in Kingston,[311] died on 14 June 1754 in Kingston, aged 12 years.[312]

         792    vi   Rebeckah5 Washburn, born on 14 Apr. 1744 in Kingston,[313] never married, lived in Kingston, and died of old age on 23 July 1827 in Kingston, aged 84 [sic] years,[314] but no probate records were found for her, and she was not a head of household in Kingston in the 1790 federal census.

+       793   vii   Capt. Judah5 Washburn, born on 10 July 1746 in Kingston,[315] married Priscilla4 Sampson, daughter of Ephraim3 and Abigail (Horrell) Sampson,[316] of Middleborough, on 23 Feb. 1769 in Plympton.[317] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         794   viii   Thomas Washburn, born on 30 Sept. 1755 in Kingston,[318] died on 11 Mar. 1759 in Kingston, aged 3 years, 5 months.[319]

         795    ix   Susanna5 Washburn, born on 3 July 1762 in Kingston,[320] never married, lived in Kingston, and died on 28 Feb. 1824 in Kingston, aged 62 years, of “pulmonary obstruction,”[321] but no probate records were found for her, and she was not a head of household in Kingston in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(201.) Ebenezer4 Washburn, seventh and youngest son of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 18 Aug. 1709,[322] married Lydia4 Faunce, daughter of John3 and Lydia4 (Cooke) Faunce,[323] in 1732 in Kingston.[324] She was born on 10 June 1714 in Plymouth,[325] a granddaughter of Joseph2 and Judith3 (Rickard) Faunce,[326] and of Jacob3 and Lydia (Miller) Cooke (Jr.),[327] and they lived in Kingston, MA, where he was a housewright.

         Ebenezer Washburn died intestate on 13 Sept. 1738 in Kingston, aged 29 years, 26 days.[328] Admin­is­tration of his estate was granted to his widow, Lydia Washburn, on 3 Oct. 1738, with John Faunce and Benjamin Sampson, dealer, both of Kingston, as sureties. In March 1738/9 Lydiah Washburne of Kingston, “Widdow and Relict of Ebenezer Washburne of Kingston, Houswrite,” sued Cornelius Drew of Kingston, “Shipwrite” for debt on a bond of £30 dated 1 Apr. 1737.[329] In Dec. 1739 Lydia Washburne of Kingston, Widdow, administratrix of the estate of Ebenezer Washburne, sued Jonathan Freeman of Hallifax, joyner, over a £5.10s note payable in “merchantable boards” dated 3 May 1736.[330] On 5 Mar. 1756 John Wadsworth, of Duxbury, and Jabez Washburn, John Faunce, Ephraim Washburn, and Josiah Holmes, all of Kingston, were appointed to divide his real estate between his children: Ebenezer Washburn, the eldest son, to receive a double portion, Simeon Washburn, and Lydia Davis, wife of Nicholas Davis.[331]

         The will of John Faunce, of Kingston, dated 21 Oct. 1751, mentions his daughters Judith Washburn and Lydia Washburn, widow.[332]

            Lydia (Faunce) Washburn remarried to Thomas Waterman, of Plympton and Halifax, son of Robert and Mary4 (Cushman) Waterman,[333] as his third wife, on 1 Aug. 1765 in Kingston.[334] He was born in Oct. 1707 in Plympton,[335] and had married first to Mercy Freeman, daughter of Jonathan and Mercy (Bradford) Freeman, of Harwich, MA,[336] on 12 June 1728 in Plympton,[337] and secondly to Joanna5 (Paddock) Harlow, daughter of Ichabod4 and Joanna3 (Faunce) Paddock, and widow of Lemuel4 Harlow, of Middleborough,[338] on 5 Jan. 1763 in Plympton.[339]

         Lydia (Faunce) (Washburn) Waterman died testate on 3 Apr. 1784 in Halifax, aged 69 years.[340] Her will was dated 31 July 1765, one day before her remarriage to Thomas Waterman,[341] witnessed by Reuben Bisbe, John Faunce, junr, and Hannah Faunce junr, and her inventory was dated 3 May 1784, taken by John Faunce, Kimball Prince, and Judah Washburn, all of Kingston. She named her son Ebenezer Washburn as executor of her will, and mentioned her son Simeon Washburn, deceased, and the children of her daughter Lydia Davis, deceased, namely Nicholas Davis junr, John Davis, and Zenas Davis, and specified that if any of her grandsons should have no lawfully begotten issue, their shares of her estate should revert back the heirs of her son Ebenezer. She also named her brother John Faunce as guardian of her three grandsons, and she signed her will Lydia Washburn, since it was written before her remarriage to Thomas Waterman. Her estate was divided on 24 June 1784 among Ebenezer Washburn, who received a double portion, Nicholas Davis junr, and John Davis.[342] (See Appendix Ł for a full transcription of her will.) Thomas Waterman died testate on 22 Aug. 1789 in Plympton or Halifax, aged 81 years.[343] His will was dated 16 July 1784, witnessed by Ebenezer Tomson Esqr, Ebenezer Tomson 3d, and Eunice Tomson, and was probated on 5 Oct. 1789. He mentioned his sons Thomas Waterman and Freeman Waterman, who were appointed as his executors, the children of his daughter Rebecca Heferds, deceased, daughter Mercy Jossling, and grandson Robert Waterman.[344]

            Ebenezer Washburn and Lydia Faunce had 3 children:[345]

+       796     i   Lydia5 Washburn, born on 1 Oct. 1733 in Kingston,[346] married Capt. Nicholas Davis (Jr.), son of Nicholas and Grace (Brock) Davis, of Kingston,[347] on 8 Oct. 1751 in Kingston.[348] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       797     ii   Capt. Ebenezer5 Washburn (Jr.), Esq., born on 14 Sept. 1735 in Kingston,[349] married Sarah Waterman, daughter of Anthony and Hannah (Vaughan) Waterman, of Halifax, MA,[350] on 8 Nov. 1757 in Halifax.[351] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         798     iii   Simeon5 Washburn, born on 20 Jan. 1737/8 in Kingston,[352] a blacksmith, probably never married. He died testate on 16 Mar. 1764 in Kingston, aged 26 years, 1 month, 15 [sic] days.[353] His will, dated 23 Feb. 1764, mentioned his brother Ebenezer Washburn, nephews Nicholas Davis, John Davis and Zenas Davis, and names his mother, Lydia Washburn, and his uncle, John Adams, clothier, of Kingston, as co‑executors. It was probated on 2 Mar. 1764 was probated in 1764, and Nathaniel Simmons and Gamaliel Bradford, Esq., both of Duxbury, were their sureties.[354] (See appendix Ѕ for a full transcription of his will.)

 

 

(202.) Thankfull4 Washburn, youngest daughter of (68) Deacon John3 Washburn, (45) Philip2, (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, on 24 Feb. 1714/15,[355] married John3 Adams, son of Francis2 and Mary (Buck) Adams,[356] on 22 Mar. 1739/40 in Kingston, MA.[357] He was born on 14 June 1714,[358] a grandson of Richard1 Adams, who came to New England supposedly from Chester, England, in ca. 1680,[359] and Thomas Buck, of Scituate, MA.[360]

         John Adams was a millwright, clothier, and dyer in Kingston, and they were living in Kingston, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son, Melzar Adams, his brother-in-law, Jabez Washburn, and his nephew, Judah Washburn.[361] Thankfull Adams died on 15 Jan. 1805 in Kingston, aged 88 years,[362] and John Adams died on 15 Apr. 1806 in Kingston, aged 91 years, of “old age,”[363] but no probate records were found for either of them.

         Thankfull Washburn and John Adams had chil­dren:[364]

+       799     i   Joseph4 Adams, born on 2 Oct. 1740 in Kingston,[365] married Eleanor “Nelly” Carney on 20 Nov. 1766 in Kingston.[366] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       800     ii   Francis4 Adams, born on 14 Dec. 1741 in Kingston,[367] married Rebeckah5 Cooke, daughter of Lt. Caleb4 and Hannah (Shurtleff) Cooke,[368] on 13 Dec. 1764 in Kingston.[369] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       801    iii   John4 Adams (Jr.), born on 12 Mar. 1742/3 in Kingston,[370] married Sarah Drew, daughter of Cornelius and Sarah4 (Bartlett) Drew,[371] on 9 Feb. 1769 in Kingston.[372] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       802    iv   Ebenezer4 Adams, born on 17 Nov. 1744 in Kingston,[373] married Lydia5 Cooke, daughter of Lt. Caleb4 and Hannah (Shurtleff) Cooke,[374] on 3 Nov. 1766 in Kingston.[375] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       803    v   Jemima4 Adams, born on 6 Oct. 1746 in Kingston,[376] married Joseph Holmes (Jr.), son of Joseph and Rebecca (Waterman) Holmes,[377] on 29 Nov. 1770 in Kingston.[378] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       804    vi   Capt. Melzar4 Adams, born on 3 July 1750 in Kingston,[379] married Deborah6 Bradford, daughter of Samuel5 and Grace (Ring) Bradford, of Duxbury, MA,[380] in 1776.[381] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       805   vii   Sarah4 Adams, born on 7 Jan. 1752 in Kingston,[382] married Jedediah Holmes, Esq., son of Jonathan and Mary (Waterman) Holmes, of Kingston,[383] on 21 Jan. 1773 in Kingston.[384] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       806  viii   Mercy4 “Marcy” Adams, born on 7 July 1753 in Kingston,[385] married Francis4 Adams (3rd), her first cousin, son of Francis3 and Keziah (Atwood) Adams (Jr.),[386] on 30 Nov. 1784 in Kingston.[387] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       807    ix   Lydia4 Adams, born on 25 Feb. 1755 in Kingston,[388] married Robert6 Cooke (3rd), son of Robert5 and Hannah (Bisbee) Cooke (Jr.),[389] on 1 Dec. 1774 in Kingston.[390] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       808    x   Susanna4 Adams, born on 7 July 1759 in Kingston,[391] married Eleazer5 Faunce, son of John4 and Hannah (Bisbee) (Cooke) Faunce (Jr.),[392] in ca. 1780.[393] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

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        [1] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 21.

        [2] Hodge, Harriet W., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Five, John Billington of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991, [hereinafter MF5G: Billington], p. 116.

        [3] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 297, marriage intentions recorded 28 May 1727 in Kingston.

        [4] Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970, [hereinafter Marshfield VRs], p. 24.

        [5] Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 205.

        [6] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 261.

        [7] Marshfield VRs, p. 143.

        [8] Marshfield VRs, pp. 86, 143, buried in the Congregational Church Burial Ground in Marshfield.

        [9] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 275, says they had John 1730; Abigail 1732, married Abner Sylvester; Mary 1734; Mercy 1736; Seth 1738; Philip 1739; and Thankful 1742.

        [10] MF5G: Billington, p. 116, from Plymouth Church Records, Vol. 1, p. 397.

        [11] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22016; Vol. 20, pp. 213, 344.

        [12] MF5G: Billington, p. 116, from Plymouth Church Records, Vol. 1, p. 411.

        [13] Marshfield VRs, p. 85.

        [14] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 29-30.

        [15] Plymouth VRs, pp. 155, 157, married by Rev. Nathaniel Leonard, of Plymouth.

        [16] Plymouth VRs, p. 130.

        [17] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 19; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 107.

        [18] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 29; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 272; Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman At the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, [hereinafter Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 303.

        [19] Kingman, Bradford, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Brookline, MA, 1892, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1977, [hereinafter Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill], p. 39.

        [20] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 31-32.

        [21] Plymouth VRs, p. 256, marriage intentions recorded 10 Oct. 1767 between Mr. Josiah Johnson of Plymouth and Mrs. Bathsheba Barrows of Plimton; Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 337.

        [22] Plymouth VRs, p. 112.

        [23] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 162, says they had Josiah 1748; Patience 1752; and Eleazer 1755.

        [24] Plymouth VRs, p. 37.

        [25] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 215.

        [26] Plymouth VRs, pp. 260, 384, married by Rev. Ivory Hovey, of Plymouth.

        [27] Plymouth VRs, p. 186.

        [28] Plymouth VRs, p. 37.

        [29] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 129; Williams, Alicia Crane, ed., Harlow Family, Descendants of Sgt. William Harlow [1624/5-1691] of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1997, [hereinafter Williams, Harlow Family], pp. 87, 284.

        [30] Plymouth VRs, pp. 260, 359.

        [31] Plymouth VRs, p. 126.

        [32] Williams, Harlow Family, p. 31.

        [33] Williams, Harlow Family, p. 87.

        [34] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 176, Plymouth Town, Plymouth County, the Zephah. Harlow household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [35] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 85, p. 75.

        [36] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 165, p. 197.

        [37] Williams, Harlow Family, p. 284.

        [38] Plymouth VRs, p. 37.

        [39] Plymouth VRs, p. 107.

        [40] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Duxbury VRs], p. 290: marriage of Benjamin Prince and Abiel Nelson on 1 Apr. 1717 in Duxbury.

        [41] Plymouth VRs, pp. 244, 345, married by Rev. Nathaniel Leonard of Plymouth.

        [42] Churchill, Gardner Asaph, and Nathaniel Wiley Churchill, The Churchill Family in America, 1904, p. 37.

        [43] Plymouth VRs, pp. 271, 365, married by Rev. Chandler Robbins of Plymouth.

        [44] Plymouth VRs, p. 107.

        [45] Silvester, Albert Henry, “Richard Silvester of Weymouth, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 302.

        [46] Plymouth VRs, pp. 143, 347, married by Rev. Jacob Bacon of Plymouth.

        [47] Plymouth VRs, p. 107.

        [48] Plymouth VRs, pp. 146, 175, married by Rev. Nathaniel Leonard of Plymouth; Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 329.

        [49] Plymouth VRs, p. 107.

        [50] Plymouth VRs, p. 107.

        [51] Kingston VRs, p. 299, marriage intentions recorded 15 Oct. 1765 in Kingston; Plymouth VRs, pp. 254, 356. The marriage was recorded in Plymouth, but probably performed in Kingston.

        [52] Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, and Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999, [hereinafter MF5G: Alden, pt. 1], p. 573-574.

        [53] Kingston VRs, p. 299.

        [54] Plympton VRs, p. 432, marriage of Joseph Wright of Plympton and Sarah Brewster of Duxbury, on 8 Nov. 1748 in Duxbury; Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 12,” Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 475-476; Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 114.

        [55] Plympton VRs, p. 431, marriage of Daborah Wright and Nathaniel Churchil Jr. on 27 Dec. 1770 in Plympton.

        [56] Kingston VRs, p. 299.

        [57] Plymouth VRs, p. 107.

        [58] Plymouth VRs, p. 254, marriage intentions recorded 17 Oct. 1765 in Plymouth; Kingston VRs, p. 298.

        [59] Plymouth VRs, p. 107.

        [60] Silvester, Albert Henry, “Richard Silvester of Weymouth, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, pp. 302-303.

        [61] Plymouth VRs, pp. 268, 363.

        [62] Plymouth VRs, p. 61.

        [63] Silvester, Albert Henry, “Richard Silvester of Weymouth, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 303.

        [64] Silvester, Albert Henry, “Richard Silvester of Weymouth, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 303.

        [65] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [66] Marshfield VRs, p. 16, marriage of Benjamin Phillips and Sarah Thomas on 12 Jan. 1681 in Marshfield.

        [67] Marshfield VRs, p. 144.

        [68] Marshfield VRs, p. 30, recorded as “[worn]thiah the Daughter of Benja[m]in Phillips and Sarah his wife [w]as borne ffebuary ye 27 : 1704.”

        [69] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, pp. 204, 205.

        [70] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 261.

        [71] Konig, David Thomas, ed., Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859, 16 Volumes, Pilgrim Society, May 1978, republished on a CD-ROM, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2002, [hereinafter Plymouth Co. Court Records], Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 8, p. 111.

        [72] Bristol County Probate Records, from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #0577879, from the docket file entitled “Ichabod Washburn, Norton, 1770.”

        [73] Norton VRs, p. 399, buried in the Norton Common Cemetery.

        [74] Kingston VRs, p. 149.

        [75] Norton VRs, p. 196, marriage of “Daniell Braman and Rachall Cambel” on 25 Nov. 1714 in Norton.

        [76] Norton VRs, p. 350, under “Woshbon,” marriage intentions recorded 22 Sept. 1750 in Norton.

        [77] Kingston VRs, p. 151.

        [78] Norton VRs, p. 399, under “Washbond,” buried in the Norton Common Cemetery.

        [79] Kingston VRs, p. 153, recorded as “Malatiah.”

        [80] Plympton VRs, p. 387: marriage of John Shaw of Plympton and Abigail Perry of Scituate on 26 Apr. 1722 in Scituate.

        [81] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warshborn”; Norton VRs, p. 329, marriage intentions recorded 13 Jan. 1756 in Norton.

        [82] Calculated from her age at death.

        [83] Norton VRs, p. 399, buried in the Norton Common Cemetery.

        [84] Norton VRs, p. 332, marriage of John Wetherel “3d” and Mary Gilbert on 16 Oct. 1740 in Norton.

        [85] Norton VRs, p. 329.

        [86] Norton VRs, p. 147.

        [87] Norton VRs, p. 405, under “Woshbourn,” buried in the Norton Common Cemetery.

        [88] As per Norton VRs, p. 329, where she is recorded as Mary “Hearth” in the marriage record, but “Heath” in the marriage intentions. There were a few Heath families residing in Swansea at the time, but her parents have not been determined.

        [89] Calculated from her age at death.

        [90] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Norton Town, Bristol County, the Meletiah Washburn household had 1 free white male 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [91] Norton VRs, p. 399.

        [92] Norton VRs, p. 399. She is called only the widow of Meletiah Washburn in the death record.

        [93] Kingston VRs, p. 155.

        [94] Norton VRs, p. 399, under “Washbond.”

        [95] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [96] Tilden, Robert J., “Persses?….Persis Who?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Nov. 1991, pp. 330-334; MF5G: Cooke, p. 280; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, Bridgewater, MA, 1964, [hereinafter Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England], pp. 17, 31.

        [97] Plymouth VRs, p. 180, marriage intentions recorded 17 Apr. 1725 in Plymouth; Cushman, Henry Wyles, Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: The Descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, From the year 1617 to 1855, Boston, 1855, [hereinafter Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy], pp. 125, 131, which erroneously gives the date of marriage as 17 Apr. 1725.

        [98] Plymouth VRs, p. 34.

        [99] Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, pp. 100, 125.

        [100] Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, pp. 84, 100.

        [101] Kingston VRs, p. 337, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [102] Plymouth Co. Pro­bate Docket #5882; Vol. 12, p. 387; Vol. 15, p. 497.

        [103] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 53, p. 129.

        [104] Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], p. 25.

        [105] Kingston VRs, p. 204.

        [106] Plymouth VRs, p. 28.

        [107] MF5G: Eaton, pp. 5, 10.

        [108] MF5G: Eaton, p. 25.

        [109] Plympton VRs, p. 321.

        [110] Kingston VRs, p. 352, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [111] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #8239.

        [112] Kingston VRs, p. 353, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [113] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 78, calls Robert’s wife Mary Washburn, and says they had Lydia 1726, m. Josiah Fuller, Jerusha 1728, m. Ebenezer Cobb, Rebecca 1730, m. Barnabas Fuller of Plympton, Mercy 1731, m. James Harlow of Plympton, Hannah 1732, m. John Cobb, Thankful 1734, Ruth 1735, m. Samuel Rickard, Abigail 1737, m. Benjamin Robbins of Plymouth, Robert 1738, m. Martha Delano, Eleanor 1740, Martha 1742, Isaac 1745, and Jabez 1750.

        [114] Kingston VRs, p. 55.

        [115] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 171; MF5G: Eaton, pp. 23, 68; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 72.

        [116] Kingston VRs, p. 204.

        [117] Plymouth VRs, p. 75.

        [118] MF5G: Eaton, p. 10; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 171.

        [119] MF5G: Eaton, p. 23; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 121.

        [120] Kingston VRs, p. 353, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [121] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 170, Kingston Town, Plymouth County, the Josiah Fuller household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

        [122] Kingston VRs, p. 352, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [123] Kingston VRs, p. 55.

        [124] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 63; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 72.

        [125] Kingston VRs, p. 204.

        [126] Plymouth VRs, p. 69.

        [127] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 63.

        [128] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, pp. 64, 126. Williams, Harlow Family, p. 268, does not give the second husband of Martha Harlow.

        [129] Plymouth VRs, pp. 260, 359.

        [130] Kingston VRs, p. 328, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #4499.

        [131] Kingston VRs, p. 56.

        [132] MF5G: Eaton, p. 21-22; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 72.

        [133] Kingston VRs, p. 205.

        [134] Plympton VRs, p. 103.

        [135] MF5G: Eaton, p. 10; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 171.

        [136] MF5G: Eaton, p. 22.

        [137] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 170, Kingston Town, Plymouth County, the Barnabas Fuller household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [138] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 72.

        [139] Kingston VRs, p. 56.

        [140] Williams, Harlow Family, pp. 66, 68, 227; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 126; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 72-73.

        [141] Kingston VRs, p. 204.

        [142] Plympton VRs, p. 112.

        [143] Plympton VRs, p. 483, buried in the Old Cemetery in Plympton Centre.

        [144] Marshfield VRs, p. 140, the marriage of Edward Sears of “Plimpton” and Desire Holmes of Marshfield on 22 Mar. 1732/33 in Marshfield; Plympton VRs, p. 385, which doesn’t list her given name or the date of the marriage.

        [145] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 73.

        [146] Plympton VRs, p. 327.

        [147] Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], p. 42.

        [148] Plympton VRs, p. 483.

        [149] Plympton VRs, p. 484.

        [150] Kingston VRs, p. 54.

        [151] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 63; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 73.

        [152] Kingston VRs, p. 203.

        [153] Kingston VRs, p. 42, evidently not born in Kingston.

        [154] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 63.

        [155] Kingston VRs, p. 328, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [156] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 73.

        [157] Plymouth VRs, p. 255, marriage intentions recorded 30 Aug. 1766 in Plymouth; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 65.

        [158] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 170, Kingston Town, Plymouth County, the John Cobb household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 6 free white females.

        [159] Kingston VRs, p. 329; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #4543.

        [160] Kingston VRs, p. 330, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [161] Kingston VRs, p. 57.

        [162] Kingston VRs, p. 337.

        [163] Kingston VRs, p. 56.

        [164] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 74, which gives Rachel’s maiden name as “Farrar;” MF5G: Eaton, p. 121, which gives her maiden name as “Whiton,” which may be correct, but I’m not familiar with the source of the correction to Whiton.

        [165] Kingston VRs, p. 205.

        [166] Plympton VRs, p. 166.

        [167] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 214; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 95.

        [168] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 178, Plymton Town, Plymouth County, the Samuel Richard [sic] household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

        [169] Plympton VRs, p. 507, buried in the Old Cemetery in Plympton Centre.

        [170] Plym­outh Co. Pro­bate Docket #16925.

        [171] Plympton VRs, p. 507, buried in the Old Cemetery in Plympton Centre; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16922.

        [172] Kingston VRs, p. 52.

        [173] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 74.

        [174] Kingston VRs, p. 202; Plymouth VRs, p. 245, marriage intentions recorded 1 Nov. 1755 in Plymouth.

        [175] Plympton VRs, p. 173.

        [176] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 74.

        [177] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 168, Carver Town, Plymouth County, the Benjamin Crocker household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [178] Kingston VRs, p. 56.

        [179] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 74.

        [180] Kingston VRs, p. 205.

        [181] Duxbury VRs, p. 68.

        [182] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 74.

        [183] Kingston VRs, p. 55.

        [184] Kingston VRs, p. 336.

        [185] Kingston VRs, p. 53.

        [186] Kingston VRs, p. 335.

        [187] Kingston VRs, p. 55.

        [188] Kingston VRs, p. 336.

        [189] Kingston VRs, p. 54.

        [190] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 75; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 103, under Joel Ellis, for the maiden name of Elisabeth, wife of John Ellis.

        [191] Plympton VRs, p. 304.

        [192] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 1, p. 187.

        [193] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 103.

        [194] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 75.

        [195] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England, p. 75.

        [196] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [197] MF5G: Billington, p. 119.

        [198] Plympton VRs, p. 418; Kingston VRs, p. 296, marriage intentions recorded 26 Oct. 1728 in Kingston.

        [199] MF5G: Billington, p. 119, from the Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 254.

        [200] Kingston VRs, p. 388, under “Washbon,” buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [201] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21960; Vol. 7, pp. 52, 63, 128.

        [202] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 264.

        [203] Kingston VRs, p. 298.

        [204] Plympton VRs, p. 214.

        [205] Plympton VRs, p. 412.

        [206] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20793.

        [207] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 274, says they had Lydia 1729, Martha 1732, and Elisha 1735.

        [208] Kingston VRs, p. 153.

        [209] Plympton VRs, p. 418.

        [210] Kingston VRs, p. 153.

        [211] Plympton VRs, p. 419, which was added into the vital records some years later without a marriage date.

        [212] Kingston VRs, p. 150.

        [213] Kingston VRs, p. 389.

        [214] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [215] MF5G: Billington, p. 119; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 71.

        [216] Kingston VRs, p. 296, marriage intentions recorded 4 Nov. 1732 in Kingston.

        [217] Plymouth VRs, p. 44, recorded as “Eylah.”

        [218] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 96, no surname given for the wife of Wrestling Brewster, and no marriage for Wrestling3 and Mary Brewster is listed in Roser, Mayflower Marriages.

        [219] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 26, p. 167.

        [220] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 45, p. 117.

        [221] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 36, p. 160.

        [222] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 36, p. 161.

        [223] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 6, p. 283.

        [224] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21966; Vol. 24, pp. 238, 271‑274.

        [225] Neither Ephraim nor Eglah’s deaths were recorded in the Kingston vital records.

        [226] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 274, says they had Ezekiel 1733, m. Priscilla Chipman, Deborah 1735, Mary 1738, Ephraim 1741, Elizabeth 1743, Eunice 1746, Nehemiah 1749, and Sarah 1752.

        [227] Kingston VRs, p. 150.

        [228] Kingston VRs, p. 296, marriage intentions recorded 28 Sept. 1751 in Kingston.

        [229] Kingston VRs, p. 296.

        [230] Kingston VRs, p. 149.

        [231] Kingston VRs, p. 388.

        [232] Kingston VRs, p. 153.

        [233] Thatcher, Charles M., Thatcher Papers, Vol. 1-3, 1620-1899, from FHL microfilm #945019, a collection of loose manuscript pages on old families of Middleborough, Massachusetts, compiled by Charles M. Thatcher, [hereinafter Thatcher Papers], Vol. II: Shaw, which does not identify the maiden name of Moses Shaw’s wife.

        [234] Kingston VRs, p. 298.

        [235] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #17902.

        [236] Kingston VRs, p. 150.

        [237] Plympton VRs, p. 254, marriage of Hopstill Besbey and Hannah Churchill on 25 Nov. 1731 in Plympton.

        [238] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warshborn;” Kingston VRs, p. 296, marriage intentions recorded 31 July 1773 in Kingston.

        [239] Plympton VRs, p.20, under “Sary Bisbe.”

        [240] Plympton VRs, p. 57, 58, birth of Hannah Churchell, daughter of William Churchell and Ruth Bryant, on 23 Oct. 1707 in Plympton.

        [241] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21967; Vol. 23, p. 76; Vol. 24, p. 113.

        [242] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 328, marriage of Benjamin Warren and Jedidah Tupper on 31 Dec. 1741 in Middleborough.

        [243] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 328, citing Middleboro VR 4:142.

        [244] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 134.

        [245] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 328. Huldah, wife of Lt. Sylvanus Warren, died on 21 Dec. 1780 in Middleborough, aged 28 years, as per Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 219.

        [246] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 173, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Silvanus Warren household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 4 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [247] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 219.

        [248] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 219, called “widow of Sylvanus, sister of Hope Bisbee.”

        [249] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 155, p. 235.

        [250] Calculated from her age at death.

        [251] Plympton VRs, p. 529.

        [252] Kingston VRs, p. 150, recorded as “Elitheah.”

        [253] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 243, places Ichabod as a son of Thomas and Phebe Shurtleff, but his birth was not recorded in the vital records of Plympton.

        [254] Kingston VRs, p. 295; Plympton VRs, p. 419.

        [255] From his placement at the end of the list of children in Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 243.

        [256] Plympton VRs, p. 392.

        [257] Calculated from the date of his will and the date of his probate.

        [258] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #18242; Vol. 30, p. 216-217. His relationship to Francis Shurtleff was not specified in the will, but it does not appear that Francis was a brother of Ichabod Shurtleff.

        [259] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 339; Plymouth VRs, p. 274, “Ichabod Shurtleff now resident in Plimo. & Betty Petingell of Bridgwater” in the marriage intentions recorded on 9 June 1787 in Plymouth.

        [260] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 178, Plymouth town, Plymouth Co., the Ichabod Shurtliff household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, and 5 free white females.

        [261] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 63.

        [262] Carver VRs, p. 129, called “Alethea” in the marriage intentions, but “Eloner” in the marriage record. Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 60-61, says John Clark married Eleanor Shurtleff, and names children, including a daughter Eleanor Washburn Clark born in 1797.

        [263] Kingston VRs, p. 156, recorded as “Unice.”

        [264] Duxbury VRs, p. 232, marriage of Philip Chanler and Rebeca Philips on 16 Dec. 1725 in Duxbury.

        [265] Kingston VRs, p. 296.

        [266] Kingston VRs, p. 154.

        [267] Kingston VRs, p. 390, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [268] Kingston VRs, p. 155.

        [269] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 3, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 3, p. 518.

        [270] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [271] MF5G: Billington, p. 120: “Kingston town records call Hannah ‘Thears’ while church records call her ‘Shear.’” I assume she may have belonged to the Thayer family of Plymouth Colony, but have not been able to place her yet. Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 274, gives her the surname “Sears,” but she does not appear to belong to that family.

        [272] Kingston VRs, p. 296.

        [273] Calculated from her age at death.

        [274] Plym­outh Co. Land Records, Vol. 26, p. 167, Vol. 36, p. 161.

        [275] Kingston VRs, p. 388.

        [276] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21923; Vol. 20, p. 396.

        [277] Kingston VRs, p. 389.

        [278] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 274, says they had Barnabas 1746, Elkanah 1751, m. Mercy Foster, and Elizabeth 1754.

        [279] Kingston VRs, p. 149.

        [280] Kingston VRs, p. 388.

        [281] Kingston VRs, p. 150.

        [282] Kingston VRs, p. 296.

        [283] Kingston VRs, p. 150.

        [284] Kingston VRs, p. 389.

        [285] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [286] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 26-27; MF5G: Cooke, pp. 158-159, 533; MF5G: Billington, p. 120.

        [287] Kingston VRs, p. 297; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 120.

        [288] Calculated from her age at death.

        [289] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 19-20; MF5G: Cooke, p. 159.

        [290] MF5G: Cooke, p. 84.

        [291] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 12, p. 415.

        [292] Kingston VRs, p. 390, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [293] MF5G: Cooke, p. 400; MF5G: Billington, p. 121.

        [294] Kingston VRs, p. 297; Marshfield VRs, pp. 141, 151.

        [295] Marshfield VRs, p. 38.

        [296] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 170, Kingston Town, Plymouth County, the Jabez Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over and 3 free white females.

        [297] Kingston VRs, p. 389, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston; his gravestone has the date of 1 Apr. 1794.

                [298] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22001; Vol. 35,  p. 120‑122.

        [299] Kingston VRs, p. 388, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [300] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 110, p. 161.

        [301] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 274, says he had, by Judith Faunce, Jabez 1733, m. Mary Sherman, Elisha 1735, Susanna 1737, John 1739, Molly 1742, Rebecca 1744, Judah 1746, and by a 2nd wife Deborah, Thomas 1755, and Susanna 1762.

        [302] Kingston VRs, p. 151, called “Jabish” Washburn.

        [303] Sherman, Rev. David, “Plymouth Shermans,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 27, No. 1 [Jan. 1873], p. 75; Edes, Grace Williamson, “Timothy Williamson of Marshfield, Mass., and His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 717.

        [304] Marshfield VRs, pp. 139, 147.

        [305] Kingston VRs, p. 150.

        [306] Kingston VRs, p. 389, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [307] Kingston VRs, p. 155.

        [308] Kingston VRs, p. 391, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [309] Kingston VRs, p. 152.

        [310] Kingston VRs, p. 297.

        [311] Kingston VRs, p. 154, called “Moley” Washburn.

        [312] Kingston VRs, p. 390, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [313] Kingston VRs, p. 155.

        [314] Kingston VRs, p. 391, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [315] Kingston VRs, p. 152.

        [316] Plympton VRs, p. 380, marriage of Ephraim Sampson and Abigal Horrel on 15 Nov. 1728 in Plympton.

        [317] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warsborn.”

        [318] Kingston VRs, p. 156.

        [319] Kingston VRs, p. 391, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [320] Kingston VRs, p. 155.

        [321] Kingston VRs, p. 391.

        [322] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [323] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 26-27; MF5G: Cooke, pp. 158-159, 533; MF5G: Billington, p. 120.

        [324] Kingston VRs, p. 296, marriage intentions recorded 21 Oct. 1732 in Kingston.

        [325] Plymouth VRs, p. 41.

        [326] Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, p. 19-20; MF5G: Cooke, p. 159.

        [327] MF5G: Cooke, p. 84.

        [328] Kingston VRs, p. 388, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [329] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 6, p. 71.

        [330] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 302.

        [331] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #21949; Vol. 7, p. 436; Vol. 14, p. 102.

        [332] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #7523; Vol. 12, p. 415.

        [333] Plymouth VRs, p. 88, marriage of Robertt Waterman and Mary Cushman on 19 Mar. 1702 in Plymouth; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 26.

        [334] Kingston VRs, p. 298; Plympton VRs, p. 419.

        [335] Plympton VRs, p. 221.

        [336] Wakefield, Robert S., and Lee D. van Antwerp, Mayflower Families in Progress: William Bradford of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, Second Edition, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1988, [hereinafter MFIP: Bradford], p. 17.

        [337] Plympton VRs, p. 421.

        [338] Williams, Harlow Family, p. 98.

        [339] Plympton VRs, p. 421, under “Watermon.”

        [340]Gravestone Records from the Thompson Street Cemetery, Halifax, Mass.,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 14, p. 11.

        [341] Her son Ebenezer Washburn may have been apprehensive about his mother’s remarriage and pressed her into writing her will, thus preserving his inheritance.

        [342] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #22049; Vol. 29, pp. 147-148, 172‑173.

        [343] Plympton VRs, p. 529.

        [344] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22202; Vol. 31, p. 78-79.

        [345] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 274, says he had Lydia 1733, m. Nicholas Davis, Ebenezer 1735, who had a wife Sarah, and Simeon 1738.

        [346] Kingston VRs, p. 153.

        [347] MF5G: Eaton, p. 69.

        [348] Kingston VRs, p. 298.

        [349] Kingston VRs, p. 150.

        [350] Halifax VRs, p. 32, marriage of Anthony Waterman and Hannah Vaughan on 26 Feb. 1735/6 in Halifax.

        [351] Per Kingston VRs, p. 296.

        [352] Kingston VRs, p. 155.

        [353] Kingston VRs, p. 391, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [354] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22099; Vol. 19, p. 68‑69.

        [355] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [356] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 3, Francis Adams married Mary, daughter of Thomas Buck of Scituate; MF5G: Billington, p. 122, says John was a son of Francis and Mary (Busk) Adams.

        [357] Kingston VRs, p. 299, marriage intentions recorded 1 Mar. 1739/40 in Kingston, not sure where the marriage date comes from.

        [358] Kingston VRs, p. 13, his birth evidently not occurring in Kingston.

        [359] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 4.

        [360] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 4.

        [361] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 170, Kingston Town, Plymouth County, the John Adams household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

        [362] Kingston VRs, p. 313, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [363] Kingston VRs, p. 312, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston.

        [364] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 3-4, says they had Joseph 1740, m. Eleanor Carney, Francis 1741, m. Rebecca Cook, John 1743, m. Sarah Drew, Ebenezer 1744, Jemima 1746, m. Joseph Holmes, Melzar 1750, m. Deborah Bradford of Duxbury, Sarah 1752, m. Jedediah Holmes, Mercy 1753, m. Francis Adams, Lydia 1755, m. Robert Cook, and Susanna 1759, m. Eleazer Faunce.

        [365] Kingston VRs, p. 13.

        [366] Kingston VRs, p. 166.

        [367] Kingston VRs, p. 12.

        [368] MF5G: Cooke, pp. 171, 436.

        [369] Kingston VRs, p. 165.

        [370] Kingston VRs, p. 13.

        [371] Kingston VRs, p. 211: marriage of Cornelius Drew and Sarah Bartlett, of Duxbury, on 27 Feb. 1728/9 in Duxbury.

        [372] Kingston VRs, p. 166.

        [373] Kingston VRs, p. 12.

        [374] MF5G: Cooke, pp. 171, 437.

        [375] Kingston VRs, p. 165.

        [376] Kingston VRs, p. 13.

        [377] Kingston VRs, p. 238, marriage of Joseph Holmes and Rebekah Waterman of Plimton on 20 May 1731 in Plympton.

        [378] Kingston VRs, p. 166.

        [379] Kingston VRs, p. 14.

        [380] Kingston VRs, p. 182, marriage of Samuel Bradford “of Duxboro” and Grace Ring on 1 Nov. 1749 in Kingston; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 49.

        [381] Kingston VRs, p. 167, marriage intentions recorded 24 Feb. 1776 in Kingston, but the marriage was not recorded in Duxbury VRs.

        [382] Kingston VRs, p. 15.

        [383] Kingston VRs, p. 238, marriage of Jonathan Holmes and Mary Waterman of Plimpton on 3 Jan. 1734 in Kingston.

        [384] Kingston VRs, p. 167.

        [385] Kingston VRs, p. 14.

        [386] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 3.

        [387] Kingston VRs, p. 165.

        [388] Kingston VRs, p. 14.

        [389] Kingston VRs, p. 197, marriage of Robert Cook and Hannah Bisbe of Plimton on 25 Nov. 1742 in Plympton; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 119; MF5G: Cooke, p. 431.

        [390] Kingston VRs, p. 167; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 119.

        [391] Kingston VRs, p. 15.

        [392] MF5G: Cooke, p. 402; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 119; Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, 1967, pp. 41-42, 65.

        [393] Kingston VRs, p. 167, marriage intentions recorded 11 Nov. 1779 in Kingston.



Ç APPENDIX Ç: The Will of Ichabod Washburn, of Norton (1770): *

In the name of god amen, I Ichabod Washbond of Norton In the county of Bristol in Newengland Yeoman this Twenty fourth Day of January in the 32d year of his majesties Reign anno Domini 1759 Being of Sound memory and Disposing mind Blessed be god there for but calling to mind the mortality of my Body: do think it Incumbent on me as a Duty to set my house in order before I die therefore make and ordain this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament and first of all I commit by Soul to God in Christ believing alone on him for Salvation and my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently Buried knowing I Shall Resieve the same again by gods almighty power at the general Resurrection and as touching my worldly Estate God hath Blessed me with I Dispose of the same in manner and form following: after Just debts and funeral charges is paid I give—

To my Beloved wife Bythiah I give the Improvement of all my home stead farm and the buildings there on standing to gather with about Eight acres of Land which I bought of Robbert Tucker and Sd Eight acres is Joyning to Land of Jonathan Knap.

She to have and Improve the same so Long as She Remains my widdow Except four acres of Land within my home stead farm and on the Easterly end there of two acres to be set of on the northerly side and two acres on the Southerly side of a hill and the hill Lying Between said four acres I Except also of half the fruit of the orchard of sd four acres of Land and the fruit of the orchard to be disposed of as I Shall heare after mention in this my Will and I give my Sd wife Liberty of cutting fencing stuff for making and Repairing fence on Sd farme I also give to my said wife all my Live Stock and Husbandry Tools on said farm so Long as she Remains my widdow and no Longer and the Indore movibles During her natural Life and if my said wife Should be necessity or in want for her Support then to sell so much of the Real estate as she stands in need of for her support—

Item I give to my Son Mallatiah Washbond the four acres of improved Land as it as before Described in this my said will I also give to my sd son Malatiah Washbond after my wifes decease or intermarriage all my Lands and Buildings within the town of Norton and the horse and Tackling theire to belonging the desk and gun that was his Brother’s and all my husbandry tools after my sd wifes decease or inter marriage and I also give to my said son Liberty to cut fencing stuff on sd four acres to make or Repair sd fence I also give to my sd son half the fruit that shall grow in the orchard he to prune and keep the same in Repaire and if my sd son should be in want for his support then To sel so much of the Real Estate as he stands in need of for his Support and all my other estate not other ways disposed of in this will to my sd son Maletiah his heirs and assigns for ever, but my will further Is that in case my sd Son Malatiah should not dispose of said Real Estate while he Lives and die leaving no Lawful heirs I give that the said Real Estate then decend to my Daughter Bethyah Braman wife of Daniel Braman Late of Norton Deceased to be holden to her and her heirs and assigns forever, in fee simple.

Item I give to my Daughter Bythiah Braman wife of Daniel Braman Late of Norton deceased all the Indore movibles except the great Bible and all the out dore movibles that are not before given away in this sd will after my wifes decease.

And what I have given my said wife is in Right of Dower and her power of Thirds But my will is if my said wife should inter marry then she to Be Endowed in theReal and personal estate as the Law directs and that the said Son Maletiah or his heirs Born of his Body Enter the possession of the premises viz two thirds at the time of sd wifes marriage and the other at time of her Decease and in case of his Decease having no Issue as afore said then to said Bethyah and her heirs as above said for ever.

And I do here by constitute and make my said wife Sole Executor of this my Last Will and testament She to pay my Just debts and receive my credits and I do heare by Renounce and make void all wills By me made or testaments as also all executors by me made or before This named and do declare this an no other to be my Last will and Testament as witness my hand and seal the day and year first above mentioned Signed Sealed published pronounced and delivered to Be the Last Will and testament of Ichabod Washbond

                                                                                                                Ichabod Washburn

Benja Cobb

Jonathan Lincoln jur

David Williams

 

Probated on 20 Sept. 1769, proved by Jonathan Lincoln Jur. & David Williams.

The inventory of the estate of Ichabod Washburn, late of Norton, was appraised by Brian Hodges, Nathan Hodges, and James Hodges, and Bethiah Washburn, executrix of the estate, gave her oath to the inventory on 6 May 1771.

On 14 May 1771 Melatiah Washburn petitioned the court to divide the estate of Icahbod Washburn, late of Norton.

Order to divide the estate of Ichabod Washburn given to William Codington, John Crane and ___ Hodges all of Norton, between his widow Bethiah Washburn and his son Melatiah Washburn according to the intent in the will, and to appear not later than 18 May 1771.

 

*Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Bristol County Probate Docket “Ichabod Washburn, Norton, 1770” from FHL microfilm #0577879, recorded in Bristol Co. Probate Vol. 21, p. 64.

 

 

 APPENDIX Â: The Will of Robert Cushman Jr. of Kingston (1751): *

In the Name of God Amen. I Robert Cushman junr. of Kingson in the county of Plimouth Yeoman being Weake of Body but of a Sound Disposing mind & Memory blessed Be God for it and calling to Mind My one Mortality Knowing that it is appointed for all once to die do Maike and ordain this My Last Will and Testamt. in Manner following I Bequesth My Soule to God that gave it Me. My Body to the Earth With a Decent Christian Burail in Hopes of a blessed Rezerrection and as to the Outward Estate it Hath pleased god to favour Me With I Despose of the Same in the folowing order I give and Bequeath unto My dear and Loving Wife Marcy Cushman all My Estate Reail and personal Whatsoever and Wheresoever it can be found—Within Dores and Without & that I have purchased With my Money She paying My Just Debts and Funerail charges and the Ressedue I have in her hands to Dispose of among My Children att her Discretion. I Nominate and Ordain My Dear and Loveing Wife the Executricse of this My Last Will and Testement as Witness My Hand and Seal this 2d. Day of Septr. Anno Domini 1751  Signed Sealed Declared by the abovesd Robert Cushman to be his last Will and Testament Before us Witnesses—

Abner Hall                                                                                                             Robert Cushman junr.  (seal)

Joseph Michell

Frances Adam

 

Plimouth Sc October 7th. 1751 This Will Being Exhibited for Probate by the Executor therein named Abner Hall & Frances Adams Made Oath that they Saw the Said Robert Cushman junr. Sign & Seal and Herd him Decelair this Instrement to be his Last Will and Testement and that they in his presence together With Joseph Mitchell Subscribed as Witnesses and that according to the best of there Judgements he Was then of Sound Mind—

                                                                                                                Before Me John Cushing Judge of Probat.

 

*Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 12, p. 387, from FHL microfilm #0551539.

 

 

Ś APPENDIX Ś: The Will of Ichabod Shurtleff, of Plympton (1787): *

In the Name of God Amen—I Ichabod Shurtleff of Plymton in the County of Plymouth, being very infirm of body but of perfect mind and memory & Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and after that the judgment, I do make and ordain this my Last will & testament in manner and form following viz~

First—Give & Recommend my Spirit into the hands of God who Gave it in hopes of a Glorious Resurrection at the Last day, and I Recommend my body to the Dust to be buried a Decent Christian burial and touching such worldly Interest as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I Give and bequeath in the manner Following~~

Item—I Give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Alatheah Shurtleff the improvement during her natural Life or as Long as she shall continue my widow that part of my Homestead on which I now Live, bounded as Follows, beginning at a Stake which is the north east Corner bound of the Land that I Lately purchased of Francis Shurtleff, from thence Southerly such a Course to Beaver dam brook as to Include thirty acres with the buildings and fences on the same, and at her decease or marriage I Give the above described Land with all the profits and privileges to my well beloved Son Joseph Shurtleff, to him his Heirs and assigns Forever—the other part of my said Homestead I will and bequeath to my well beloved Son Ichabod Shurtliff and to my Four Daughters—Elisabeth Shurtleff, Alathea Shurtliff, Sarah Shurtleff & Abigail Shurtleff—and I Do appoint and ordain Francis Shurtleff my Sole Executor to this my Last will & Testament Solemnly declaring this and no other to be my Last will and testament—In witness whereof I the above named Ichabod Shurtleff have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand, seven hundred and Eighty Seven—

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, testified

and declared in presence of us                                                                          Ichabod Shurtleff   (Seal)

    Isaac Shaw Lucas

    Isaac Shaw

    Sylvanus Shaw

 

Probated on 1 Oct. 1787, presented by Francis Shurtliff the Executor, and proved by Isaac Shaw Lucas, Isaac Shaw & Sylvanus Shaw the witnesses.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 30, p. 216-217, from FHL microfilm #0550716.

 

 

ß APPENDIX ß: The Will of Barnabas Washburn, of Kingston (1770): *

In the Name of God Amen

I Barnabas Washburne of Kingston in the county of Plymouth & in the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England husbandman, being under bodily infirmities but of sound mind and memory which I desire to bless God for, and being sensible that it is appointed for all men once to die, do therefore make and ordain this my Last will & testament.—

Principally & first of all, I recomend my soul to God that gave it, and my body to the dust from whence it came to be decently buried according to the discretion of my executor hereafternamed, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the resurrection of the dead by almighty power of God.—And touching such worldly goods and estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life, my will is to dispose off in the following maner.

Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my well-beloved wife Hannah Washburne the improvement of my whole estate during her natural Life or widdowhood.

Item, I give unto my two sons Barnabas Washburn & Elkanah Washburn, my whole estate equally to be divided between them after my just debts & funeral charge be discharged, whom I order my executor to do out of my estate, whom I name & constitute, which is John Adams my brother in law of Kingston, clothier to be my sole executor of this my Last will & testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of March and in the year of Our Lord one thousand, seven hundred & seventy.

                                                                                                                                         his

Jabez Washburn                                                                                       Barnabas   B W   Washburn

Ezekiel Washburn                                                                                                        mark

Francis Adams

 

Probated on 6 Aug. 1770, presented in court by John Adams, the executor, and proved by Ezekiel Washburn and Jabez Washburn.

 

The inventory of Barnabas Washburn was taken on 24 Aug. 1770 by Ephraim Washburn, Benjamin Cook, and John Gray.

 

*Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 20, p. 396, from FHL microfilm #0550711.

 

 

Ž APPENDIX Ž: The Will of Jabez Washburn, of Kingston (1791): *

    In the name of God Amen—The fourth day of November Anno Domini 1791—I Jabez Washburn of Kingston in the County of Plymouth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman, being weak in body, but of a sound & disposing mind & memory & being desirous to Set my house in order before I go hence do make & ordain this my last will & testament, and first, I commend my soul to God that gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently buryed according to the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, hoping for a joyful resurrection through the merits of Jesus Christ my redeemer, and touching my outward estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I dispose of the same as follows—vizr

    Imprimis—I Give & bequeath to my well beloved wife Deborah Washburn the one third part of all my moveable estate

    Item—and I Give to my Son Judah Washburn & his heirs the sum of eighteen pounds out of my personal estate, that I have charged him on book, and if that should be insufficient to pay the same that it be paid out of my real estate. and I give to my Son Judah Washburn & his heirs the Land whereon his part of the dwelling house stands, beginning at the apple tree on the back side of my house near the road, thence southerly as the house stands, through the house about three rods from the fore door, thence turning westerly to the road, & the one half of my Barn & a privilege to pass & repass to & from said barn & also to the well

    Item—I Give to my Daughter Rebecca Washburn & her heirs, the one Quarter of my Dwelling House, and also the sum of eighteen pounds out of my indoor moveables, including the Bed & Bedding that she has in possession, as they shall be appraised

    Item—and I Give to my Daughter Susanna Washburn & her heirs the one Quarter part of my dwelling house

    Item—& I Give to my Grand-Daughter Molley Holmes and her heirs, the sum of Eighteen pounds, including the things I gave her when married, as they shall be appraised, and the remainder to be paid out of my moveable Estate according to appraisement

    Item—and my will is, that the residue of my real estate, after my just debts funeral charges & Legacies are first paid, that my wife Deborah Washburn have the improvement as long as she shall remain my widow & after the aforesaid time is expired that my estate be divided as follows—vizr

    Item—I Give to the children of my Son Jabez Washburn & their heirs the one fifth part, and I Give to my Son Judah Washburn & his heirs the one fifth part. I Give to my Daughter Rebecca Washburn & her heirs one fifth part. I Give to my Daughter Susanna Washburn & her heirs, the one fifth part, and the other fifth part I Give to my Grand Daughter Molly Holmes & her heirs, and

Lastly—I do constitute and appoint my Son Judah Washburn Executor of this my Last will & testament, revoking all other wills & testaments by me formerly made, allowing & confirming this only to be my Last will & testament

In witness whereof I the said Jabez Washburn do hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day & year above mentioned~

Signed, Sealed & declared by the said                                                                             Jabez Washburn --- (seal)

Jabez Washburn, to be his Last will &

testament, in presence of us

                John Faunce

                Elijah Faunce

                John Cook

 

Probated on 7 July 1794, presented by Judah Washburn the Executor, and proved by John Faunce and John Cook, two of the witnesses. Bond of Judah Washburn, Executor, 7 July 1794, with John Faunce and John Cook, yeomen, of Kingston, as sureties, witnessed by Caleb Loring and Isaac Lothrop.

 

Ebenezer Washburn esqr, John Faunce yeoman & Robt Cook Gentleman, all of Kingston, appointed to appraise the estate of Jabez Washburn Late of Kingston, yeoman, deceased, on 7 July 1794.

 

Note of hand John Delano & Interest                                                                              10.10.—

the wearing apparell 4.7.4—the Indoor moveables 45.11.5                                           50.08. 9

6 sheep & Lambs 30/--Cow 90/--Swine 45/--sundry articles 19/9                   9. 4.  9

                                                                                                                                                70. 3. 6

The homestead Farm & buildings                                     235.0.0

The Salt meadow at Duxbury                                               15.0.—

The half Pew in ye meeting house                                         2.0.—   ------                   252. 0. —

                                                                                                                                         £ 322. 3. 6

Kingston July 12.1794

 

Plymouth Ss Augt 13th 1794 Judah Washburn Exer to ye will of Jabez Washburn decĕd, made oath, that this Inventory contains ye whole of sd decĕds estate so far as he now knows, and when he shall know of more he will acct for it—the appraisers being all under oath at ye same time

                                                                                                                                                                Joshua Thomas Judge Probt

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 35, p. 120-122, from FHL microfilm #0550718

 

 

Ł APPENDIX Ł: The Will of Lydia Washburn, of Kingston (1765): *

In the Name of God Amen—The thirty First day of July A.D. 1765 Lydia Washburn of Kingston in the County of Plymouth in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, widow, being in health of body and of a perfect mind and memory thanks be Given to almighty God therefor, Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that its appointed for all once to die do make and ordain this my Last will & testament, that’s to say principally & first of all I Give and Recommend my Soul unto the hands of God that Gave it, and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the Discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the mighty power of God—and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life, I Give, demise and dispose of the same in the Following manner & form

Imprimis—I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son Ebenezer Washburn, whom I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my Sole Executor of this my Last will & testament & I this day also have Given unto my beloved Son Ebenezer Washburn of my personal Estate Forty pounds ten shillings LM & the one ninth part of a Pew on the Floor in the meeting house in Kingston For him to enjoy, Likewise I Give and bequeath unto my sd son Ebenezer the one half of my House & Lands Shop & tools that was my Son: Simeon Washburn’s Late of Kingson deceased, & the one half of my Cedar Swamp yt I had of John Fuller Lying in the township of Plymton at a place known by the name of Doten’s Cedar Swamp to him and his to enjoy

Item—I Give and bequeath unto my three Grand-Children, the Children of my Daughter Lydia Davis deceased, to be equally divided between them, that’s Nicholas Davis junr, John Davis & Zenas Davis the Other half of my House, Lands, Shop, & tools that was my son Simeon’s deceased, and the Other half of my Cedar Swamp that of John Fuller that I have not Given to my Son Ebenezer, and also I Give unto my three Grand Children, above named to be equally divided as aforesaid, all that my Lot of wood Land that I bought my Son Nicholas & Lydia Davis Lying in Kingston—also I Give unto my Son Ebenezer Washburn and my three Grand Children above named all & Singular my Personal Estate, together with all my moveable Effects after my funeral Charges & just debts are discharged, my Son Ebenezer to have the one half and my three Grand Children the other half to be divided as aforesaid amongst them—my will is that if my Grandsons should have no Issue Lawfully begotten of their body, that what I have Given them shall be Returned to my Son Ebenezer Washburn and his heirs—and Likewise I Constitute and do appoint my Brother John Faunce to be Guardian for my three Grandsons above named, to take of what I shall Leave them during their minority, and I do hereby utterly disallow & disannul all and every other former testement, will, Legacies & bequests & Executors by me in any ways before named, willed & bequeathed, Ratified & Confirming this & no Other to be my Last will & testament—In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day & year above written

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced & declared

By the said Lydia Washburn as her Last will and                                                          Lydia Washburn — (seal)

Testament in Presence of us the Subscribers ~

        Reuben Bisbe

        John Faunce junr

        Hannah Faunce junr

 

Probated on 3 May 1784, presented for probate by Ebenezr Washburn the Executor, and proved by John Faunce junr one of the witnesses thereto subscribed.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 29, p. 147-148, from FHL microfilm #0550715.

 

 

Ѕ APPENDIX Ѕ: The Will of Simeon Washburn, of Kingston (1764): *

In the Name of God Amen

I Simeon Washburn of Kingston in the county of Plimo. in the Provence of Massa. Bay  in New England Blacksmith being under bodily Infirmitie but of a sound mind & memory which I desire to bless God for & being sensible that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this to be my last will & Testament. Principally & first of all I recommend my Soul to God that gave it & my body to the dust from whence it came to be decently buried acording to the discretion of my Execr. hereafter named nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the resurrection of the dead by the almighty power of God & touching such worldly Goods & Estate as it hath pleasd God to bless me with in this world my will is to dispose of them in the followg maner.

Item I give & bequeath to my loving Brother Ebenr Washburn all my wearing apparel

Item I give & bequeath to my three nephews Nicholas Davis John Davis & Zenos Davis fourteen shillings lawful money each to be paid them as they respectively arrive aqt the age of twentyone Years with lawful interest for the same from & after one Year after my decease & if any of them die before they arrive to age as abovesd then his or their part or parts that shell be so taken away my will is the same shall remain as the remainder of my estate hereafter disposed of, Item. I give & bequeath to my honrd. & well beloved mother Lidia Washburn all the residue of my estate after my funeral charges and just debts are paid both real & personal wheresoever it may be found & I also appoint & ordain my sd. mother Lidia Washburn together with my uncle John Adams to be the Excrs. to this my last will & Testament. In witness whereof I’ve hereunto sett my hand & seal this 23d of Febu. in the fourth Year of his Majesties Reign A.D. 1764

Signd seald & pronounced the above                                                              Simeon Washburn (seal)

written to be my last will & Testament in Presence

of   Uriah Bartlett

      Gamaliel Bradford

      Josiah Cook

 

Probated on 4 April 1764, presented in court by Lidia Washburn and John Adams, the executors, and proved by Gamaliel Bradford and Uriah Bartlett.

 

Bond dated 2 Mar. 1764 by Lidia Washburn, widow, and John Adams, clothier, both of Kingston. Sureties: Nathaniel Simmons, yeoman, and Gamaliel Bradford, Esq., both of Duxbury. Witnesses: Thomas Weston and Edward Winslow Jr.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 19, pp. 68-69, from FHL microfilm #0550711.