~~ Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts ~~

--- Third Generation in America ---

 

 

         The grandchildren of John Washburn of Plymouth Colony continued primarily in Bridgewater, with some moving to Plympton, Taunton and Easton, Massachusetts, and others to Little Compton, Plymouth, and Kingston, Massachusetts. The great-grandchildren of John Washburn, however, began to spread out far from the original Plymouth Colony area.

 

 

Families of the Children of John2 Washburn and Elizabeth Mitchell

 

 

 

 

JohnA Washborne (3rd)

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

 

 

MarthaA Timbrell

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

 

 

 

RobertA Moore

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

 

 

 

EllenA Taylor

John3 Washburn (6th)

 

 

 

Thomas3 Washburn

 

 

 

Samuel3 Washburn

 

 

 

Joseph3 Washburn

 

 

 

Jonathan3 Washburn

 

 

 

Benjamin3 Washburn

 

 

 

Mary3 Washburn

 

 

 

Elizabeth3 Washburn

 

 

 

Jane3 Washburn

 

 

 

James3 Washburn

 

 

 

Sarah3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

ThomasA Mitchell

 

 

Experience1 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

MargaretA Williams

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

Francis1 Cooke

 

 

Jane2 Cooke

 

 

 

 

Hester1 Mahieu

 

(56.) John3 Washburn (6th), eldest son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, in 1646,[1] married Rebecca2 Lapham, daughter of Thomas1 and Mary (Tilden) Lapham, of Scituate, MA,[2] on 16 Apr. 1679 in Bridgewater, MA,[3] and they lived in Bridgewater. She was baptized on 15 Mar. 1645 in Scituate.[4]

         On 1 July 1697 John Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold land in Bridgewater to Thomas Snell, and in the deed mentioned his brothers-in-law Joseph and Thomas Latham.[5] On 28 Nov. 1716 John Washburn, Sr., of Bridgewater, deeded land in Bridgewater, including part of his farm house, to his son, John Washburn, of Bridgewater,[6] and on 17 Feb. 1718/19 John Washburn, of Bridgewater, yeoman, sold his homestead house and land in Bridgewater to his son John Washburn, of Bridgewater.[7] Josiah Washburn, William Washburn, and Abigail Leonard signed a quitclaim to their brother John Washburn in a deed dated 11 Apr. 1724.[8]

         Rebecca (Lapham) Washburn died in ca. 1717 in Bridgewater, and was the first person buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.[9] John Washburn (6th) gave the land in Bridgewater for the graveyard and meeting-house, and he died in 1719 in Bridgewater, aged 73 years,[10] and was also buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater, but no probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         John Washburn and Rebecca Lapham had children:[11]

+       110     i   Josiah4 Washburn, born on 11 Feb. 1679/80 in Bridgewater,[12] married 1.) Mercy3 Tilson, daughter of Ephraim2 and Elizabeth2 (Hoskins) Tilson,[13] on 11 Feb. 1702/3 in Plymouth,[14] MA, and 2.) (____) in ca. 1724, and he lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       111     ii   Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), born on 5 Apr. 1682 in Bridgewater,[15] married Margaret3 Packard, daughter of Nathaniel2 and Lydia (Smith[?]) Packard, of Bridgewater,[16] on 16 Feb. 1709/10 in Bridgewater,[17] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         112     iii   Joseph4 Washburn, born on 7 July 1683 in Bridgewater,[18] possibly moved to Nova Scotia,[19] leaving no further record. Marriage not found. He was presumably dead by 1724, because he did not join his brothers in signing a quitclaim to his brother John Washburn.[20]

+       113    iv   William4 Washburn, born on 16 Feb. 1686/7 in Bridgewater,[21] married Experience Mann, possibly daughter of John and Alice (Bourne) Mann,[22] on 13 Jan. 1715 in Bridgewater,[23] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       114    v   Abigail4 Washburn, born on 2 June 1688 in Bridgewater,[24] married Josiah3 Leonard, son of John2 and Sarah Leonard, of Bridgewater, as his second wife,[25] on 21 Nov. 1717 in Bridgewater.[26] His first wife was (69) Margery3 Washburn, daughter of (45) Philip2 and Eliza­beth2 (Irish) Washburn. Josiah Leonard died testate in 1745 in Bridgewater.[27] His will was dated 6 Feb. 1743, and probated on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, and named his son, Josiah Leonard (Jr.), as executor of his estate, and he named eldest son John Leonard, sons Josiah, Ezekiel, Samuel and Nathan Leonard, and daughters Elizabeth Washburne, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt.[28] Abigail (Washburn) Leonard presumably died before 6 Feb. 1743 since she was not named in his will. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(57.) Thomas3 Washburn, second son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1648, married 1.) Deliverance2 Packard, daughter of Samuel1 and Elizabeth1 Packard, of Bridgewater,[29] in ca. 1680,[30] and they also settled in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, area. The will of Samuel Packard, of Bridgewater, dated 29 Oct. 1684, mentioned his daughter “Deliverance Washburn the wife of Thomas Washburn.”[31] She was baptized on 11 July 1652 in Hingham,[32] Plymouth Colony, and died by 1708. He remarried to 2.) Sarah (___) Leonard, widow of John2 Leonard,[33] on 28 July 1708 in Bridgewater.[34] She died, however, in 1709, and he remarried again to 3.) Abigail (Atkins) Heyford, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Atkins, and widow of John Heyford/Hefford, of Braintree, MA,[35] on 24 July 1711 in Bridgewater.[36] The division of the estate of Thomas Atkins, “formerly of Kenebeck, Husbandman,” dated 2 Apr. 1716 in York County, mentioned his “Tenn Daughters,” including Thomas and Abigail Washburn of Bridgewater.[37]

         Thomas Washburn testate died in 1732 in Bridgewater. His will was dated Mar. 1729/30, and probated on 4 Dec. 1732, and mentioned his wife, Abigail; eldest son Nathaniel Washburn; second son Thomas Washburn; youngest son Timothy Washburn; eldest daughter Elizabeth Conant, widow; daughter Hephsibah Hutchinson, wife of John Hutchinson, deceased; daughter Patience's children; and daughter Deliverance Jennings. He named his wife Abigail and “cousin” [nephew] John Washburn as his executors.[38] (See Appendix L for a full transcription of his 1730 will and inventory.)

         Thomas Washburn had children, all by Deliverance Packard:[39]

+       115     i   Elisabeth4 Washburn, born ca. 1681 in Bridgewater,[40] married Josiah Conant, son of Nathaniel and Hannah (Mansfield) Conant,[41] on 1 Sept. 1701 in Bridgewater,[42] and they lived in Middleborough, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       116     ii   Hepzibah4 Washburn, born ca. Dec. 1683 in Bridgewater,[43] married John Hutchinson (Jr.), son of John and Hannah (Root) Hutchinson, of Lebanon, CT,[44] on 29 Oct. 1708 in Bridgewater,[45] and they lived in Lebanon and Salisbury, New London Co., CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         117     iii   Nathaniel4 Washburn, born ca. 1686, called “eldest son” in his father’s will in 1730, marriage not found. In June 1700 Nathaniel Washbourne was dismissed of a charge of breach of the peace, with his admonition,[46] and in Sept. 1700 Nathaniel Washbourne of Bridgwater was sentenced to pay a fine of £5 and court costs for “wearing womans apparell in the Publick meeting house in time of exercise on the Lords Day.”[47]  On 23 July 1706 he purchased 100 acres of land in Lebanon, CT, along with a 50 acre right in common lands, from Josiah Dewey and William Clarke, both of Lebanon,[48] and probably moved there. On 23 Jan. 1713 he sold this same 100 acres of land in Lebanon, CT, to his brother, Timothy Washburn,[49] and apparently moved to Coventry, CT. On 17 Feb. 1719/20 Nathaniel Washburn, of Coventry, CT, quitclaimed half his interest in the 50 acre right in common lands in Lebanon to his brother-in-law, John Hutchinson.[50] In March 1722/3 at court in Hartford, CT, Nathaniel Washburn, of Coventry, was sued by Lt. Peter Buell, of Coventry, and Elnathan Bridgham, of Mansfield, CT, for 100 acres of land in Coventry, which case he lost, but which upon appeal was reversed.[51] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County, MA, and Connecticut records have not yet been searched.

+       118    iv   Thomas4 Washburn (Jr.), born say ca. 1688 in Bridgewater, called “second son” in his father’s will in 1730, married Elizabeth4 Howland, daughter of James3 and Mary (Lothrop) Howland, of Barnstable, MA,[52] on 13 Apr. 1721 in Kingston, MA,[53] and they moved to North Yarmouth, Maine, before 1729. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         119     v   Patience4 Washburn, born ca. 1692 in Bridgewater, married William Valient[?] or Varcher[?] supposedly on 1 Jan. 1720 in New London, CT.[54]  She apparently died before March 1730, leaving children, whose names have not yet been found.[55]

+       120    vi   Timothy4 Washburn, born say 1694 in Bridgewater, married Hannah (___), in ca. 1720,[56] and they moved from Bridgewater to Coventry, CT, after 1725, then to Bolton, CT, by 1734. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       121   vii   Deliverance4 Washburn, born say 1697 in Bridgewater, married Ephraim Jennings, son of Richard and Mary (Bassett) Jennings, of South Bridgewater,[57] on 18 Feb. 1718/19 in Bridgewater,[58] and they lived in Bridgewater, at least through 1728. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(58.) Samuel3 Washburn, third son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1651, married Deborah2 Packard, daughter of Samuel1 and Elizabeth1 Packard,[59] in ca. 1677 in Bridgewater.[60] They settled also in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. In 1690 Samuel Washbourn and his brother-in-law, John Ames Junr were named as constables in Bridgwater,[61] and Samuel Washbourn was a Selectman from Bridgwater in 1701.[62]

         Samuel Washburn died testate on 24 Mar. 1720 in Bridgewater, aged 68 years, and was buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.[63] His will was dated 13 Mar. 1720, and probated on 4 Apr. 1720, named his sons Samuel and Nehemiah Washburn as executors, and mentioned his wife, Deborah, son Samuel Washburn, heirs of son Noah Washburn, deceased, heirs of son Israel Washburn, deceased, sons Nehemiah and Benjamin Washburn, daughter Hannah, wife of John Keith, grandson Israel Washburn, son of son Israel, and cousin Deliverance Jennings, wife of Ephraim Jennings.[64] (See Appendix M for a full transcription of his 1720 will and inventory.) Deborah (Packard) Washburn died after 1725.

         Samuel Washburn and Deborah Packard had children:[65]

+       122     i   Samuel4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 6 Apr. 1678 in Bridgewater,[66] married 1.) Deliverance3 Leonard, daughter of Isaac2 and Deliverance (Ames[?]) Leonard,[67] of Bridgewater, on 9 Jan. 1701 in Bridgewater,[68] and 2.) Abigail3 Leonard, daughter of Jacob2 and Susanna (King) Leonard,[69] in ca. 1703,[70] and they lived in Bridgewater until 1735, when they moved to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       123     ii   Noah4 Washburn, born on 11 July 1682 in Bridgewater,[71] married Elisabeth4 Shaw, daughter of Joseph3 and Judith (Whitmarsh) Shaw,[72] on 25 Jan. 1709/10 in Bridgewater,[73] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       124    iii   Israel4 Washburn, born on 24 Feb. 1683/4 in Bridgewater,[74] married Waitstill Sumner, probably daughter of Samuel and Experience (Blake[?]) Sumner, of Milton, MA,[75] on 3 Nov. 1708 in Bridgewater,[76] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       125    iv   Capt. Nehemiah4 Washburn, born on 20 May 1686 in Bridgewater,[77] married 1.) Jane3 Howard, daughter of Ephraim2 and Mary2 (Keith) Howard, of Bridgewater,[78] on 26 Mar. 1713 in Bridgewater,[79] and 2.) Mary Elmes, daughter of Rodolphus & Bethiah (Dodson) Elmes, of Middleborough,[80] on 27 Dec. 1716 in Middleborough,[81] and they apparently lived between Bridgewater and Middleborough in the part of Middleborough known as “Titicut.” (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       126    v   Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, born in ca. 1688 in Bridgewater, married Bethiah Kingman, daughter of Henry and Bethiah (Howard) Kingman,[82] on 11 Feb. 1713/4 in Bridgewater,[83] and they lived in “South Bridgewater.” (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       127    vi   Hannah4 Washburn, born in ca. 1689 in Bridgewater,[84] married Ensign John2 Keith, son of Rev. James1 and Susanna2 (Edson) Keith, of Bridgewater,[85] on 18 Apr. 1711 in Bridgewater,[86] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(59.) Joseph3 Washburn, fourth son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, supposedly on 7 July 1653,[87] married Hannah2 Latham, daughter of Robert1 and Susanna2 (Winslow) Latham,[88] in ca. 1677.[89] She was born say ca. 1658, a granddaughter of John1 and Mary2 (Chilton) Winslow.[90] Mary Chilton had come to Plymouth Colony aboard the “Mayflower” in 1620, with her parents, James1 and Susanna1 Chilton.[91] Joseph Washburn was a blacksmith, and they lived in East Bridgewater, MA, until about 1717, when they moved to Plympton, MA.

         On 9 Sept. 1678 Joseph Washburn, with consent of his father, John Washburn, exchanged with Nicholas Byram Jr., of Bridgewater, meadow lands in Bridgewater, witnessed by John Washburn, Nicholas Byram Sr., Samuel Allen, and John Cary.[92] On 13 July 1687 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, purchased from Timothy Wadsworth 20 acres of land in Bridgewater bounded on the west and north by Joseph Washburn’s land, and a lot of meadow bounded by land of Joseph Washburn and Robert Latham.[93] On 12 Apr. 1697 Joseph Washburn and James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Thomas Snell, of Bridgewater, land in Cutting Cove Swamp in Bridgewater, witnessed by James Keith, John Alden, and John Washburn.[94] On 13 Aug. 1705 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Thomas Mitchell, of Bridgewater, land in Bridgewater bounded by land of Thomas Mitchell.[95] On 13 Jan. 1706/7 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to his son Jonathan Washburn land in Bridgewater on the bounds between “father Latham's lot and Deacon Willis’ lot,” witnessed by Ebenezer Leach and Benjamin Leach.[96] On 26 May 1708 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, acknowledged that he had purchased land in Titicut Purchase from his brother‑in‑law, James Latham, of Bridgewater, which was “my father Latham’s right in said purchase.”[97] On 3 Aug. 1714 Joseph Washborn, Sr., of Bridgewater, deeded his rights in a tract of land in the Titicut Purchase, part of which he had received from “my Father In Law Robert Lathums Deceased,” to his son Joseph Washborn.[98] On 2 July 1717 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Bridgewater, deeded land to his son Joseph Washburn, Jr., in East Bridgewater.[99] On 17 Apr. 1717 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, blacksmith, sold his homestead in Bridgewater to Isaac Lazell, of Plymouth, cordwainer, and this deed was confirmed on 14 June 1720 by Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, formerly of Bridgewater.[100] On 25 June 1718 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, blacksmith, deeded land to his son, Jonathan Washburn, in Bridgewater.[101] On 6 May 1720 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, deeded land to his son Ebenezer Washburn, on the east side of the Satucket River near the Middleborough line.[102] On 4 Aug. 1723 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, deeded land in Plympton to his son Miles Washburn, of Plympton.[103] On 11 Apr. 1726 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Plympton, deeded land to his son Edward Washburn, of Plympton.[104]

         Hannah (Latham) Washburn died sometime around 1725/6, because on the Apr. 1726 deed from Joseph Washburn to his son Edward, she did not sign her release of dower, as on previous deeds. Joseph Washburn died on 20 Apr. 1733 in Bridgewater, aged about 80 years.[105] No will or probate records have been found in Plymouth County to identify all his daughters. On 6 Sept. 1738 Miles and Edward Washburn, of Plympton, sold land that was purchased by their father, Joseph Washburn.[106]

         Joseph Washburn and Hannah Latham had children, order uncertain:[107]

+       128     i   Miles4 Washburn, born in ca. 1677/8 in Bridgewater,[108] married Susanna Perry, daughter of Benjamin and Dinah (Swift) Perry, of Sandwich, MA,[109] in ca. 1722,[110] and they moved to Amenia, Oblong District, Dutchess Co., NY, in ca. 1750. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       129     ii   Hephzibah4 Washburn, born in ca. 1681 in Bridgewater,[111] married Benjamin Leach, Esq., son of Giles and Anne (Nokes) Leach, of West Bridgewater,[112] on 8 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater,[113] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       130    iii   Jonathan4 Washburn, born in ca. 1683 in Bridgewater, married 1.) Rebecca Perry, daughter of Ezra and Rebecca (Freeman) Perry (Jr.),[114] on 24 Dec. 1711 in Sandwich, MA,[115] and 2.) Rebecca Johnson, of Hingham, MA, on 17 Dec. 1719 in Boston, MA,[116] and he lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       131    iv   Joseph4 Washburn (Jr.), born ca. 1686 in Bridgewater, married Hannah Johnson, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson,[117] in ca. 1715,[118] and they moved to Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, in ca. 1739, then to Leicester, Worcester Co., MA, in 1745. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       132    v   Mary4 Washburn, born ca. 1689 in Bridgewater,[119] married Thomas Perkins, son of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Perkins,[120] on 20 Feb. 1716/17 in Bridgewater,[121] and they lived in Bridgewater. This Mary Washburn was placed in Joseph Washburn’s family out of the process of elimination,[122] and because of the naming of a daughter “Hephzibah” Perkins, a name commonly found in Joseph Washburn's branch of the family.[123] (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       133   vii   Ebenezer4 Washburn, born in ca. 1693 in Bridgewater, married Patience Miles, daughter of Stephen and Patience (Wheeler) Miles,[124] on 29 June 1721 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT,[125] and they lived in New Milford and Kent, CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       134    xi   Ephraim4 Washburn, born ca. 1695 in Bridgewater, married Mary Polden/Polland, daughter of John and Lydia3 (Tilson) Polden/Polland,[126] on 13 Jan. 1725/6 in Plymouth, MA,[127] and they lived in Plympton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       135  viii   Rebecca4 Washburn, born in ca. 1697 in Bridgewater, married Capt. David Johnson, son of Isaac and Abiah (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, of West Bridgewater,[128] on 7 Jan. 1719/20 in Bridgewater,[129] and they lived in Bridgewater. This Rebecca Washburn was also placed in Joseph Washburn’s family out of the process of elimination, and because David Johnson’s sister, Hannah, married Joseph Washburn, presumably the brother of Rebecca Washburn. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       136    iii   Edward4 Washburn, born in ca. 1699 in Bridgewater, married Judith4 Rickard, daughter of Eleazer3 and Sarah3 (Eaton) Rickard, of Plympton, MA,[130] on 20 Apr. 1732 in Plympton,[131] and they lived in Plympton, MA, and East Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       137    ix   Hannah4 Washburn, born say ca. 1701 in Bridgewater, probably married Zechariah “Zachary” Whitmarsh,[132] son of Ezra and Bathsheba (Richards) Whitmarsh,[133] of Weymouth, MA, on 28 Jan. 1729/30 in Bridgewater.[134] (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       138    x   Benjamin4 Washburn, born say ca. 1703 in Bridgewater, married Zerviah4 Packard, daughter of Israel3 and Hannah (Crossman) Packard, of Bridgewater,[135] on 1 Sept. 1740 in Middleborough, MA,[136] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(60.) Jonathan3 Washburn, fifth son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1655, married Mary Vaughan, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hinchman) Vaughan, of Scituate and Middleborough, MA,[137] in 1683,[138] probably in Middleborough. She was baptized on 1 July 1660 in Scituate.[139] They lived in Bridgewater and Taunton, MA.

         In June 1705 Jonathan Washbourn appeared before the Plymouth County Court to answer for “his outrageous actions and threatning speaches att the house of John Haward of Bridgwater,” for which he pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty by the jury, and fined 20 shillings, plus court costs, and was ordered to “stand bound with suretyes for the peace and his good behaviour” until the next court term.[140]

         Jonathan Washburn died intestate in ca. Jan. 1726 in Bridgewater or Taunton. His son, Benjamin Washburn, of Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 10 Jan. 1725/6,[141] and then his widow, Mary Washburn, of Taunton, posted bond as administratrix of his estate in Taunton on 12 June 1727, with Uriah Leonard, of Taunton, and Josiah White, of Norton, as her sureties.[142] Mary died after 1727.

         Jonathan Washburn and Mary Vaughan had children:[143]

+       139     i   Elisabeth4 Washburn, born on 12 Oct. 1684 in Bridgewater,[144] married Lt. John3 Benson, son of Joseph2 and Sarah Benson, of Hull, MA,[145] on 4 Dec. 1710 in Bridgewater,[146] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       140     ii   Josiah4 Washburn, born on 12 May 1686 in Bridgewater,[147] married 1.) Elisabeth Davenport, daughter of Richard and Abigail (Shaw) Davenport, of South Bridgewater, MA,[148] on 20 June 1723 in Bridgewater,[149] and 2.) Sarah4 Richmond, daughter of Edward3 and Mary Richmond, of Taunton,[150] in ca. 1725,[151] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       141    iii   Benjamin4 Washburn, born on 17 Jan. 1687/8 in Bridgewater,[152] married Martha Kingman, daughter of Henry and Bethiah (Howard) Kingman,[153] on 6 Aug. 1729 in Bridgewater,[154] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       142    iv   Ebenezer4 Washburn, born on 23 Feb. 1690 in Bridgewater,[155] never married, died intestate on 10 Oct. 1727 in Bridgewater.[156] Benjamin Washburn was granted administration of the estate of his brother, Ebenezer Washburn, on 3 Apr. 1728, with Ebenezer Byram and Amos Snell as sureties, which was settled upon Benjamin Washburn, who was to pay his brothers and sisters for their shares, namely Josiah Washburn, Elisabeth Benson, wife of John Benson, Cornelius Washburn, Martha Washburn, and Joanna Washburn.[157] [Note that Ebenezer and Benjamin Washburn’s brothers Nathan and Jonathan Washburn (Jr.) were not listed among those in the division. Nathan was possibly dead, but Jonathan (Jr.) was still living. There could have also, therefore, been a sister, Mary, who married Daniel Shepardson, who was not listed in the division.]

+       143    v   Martha4 Washburn, born on 27 Feb. 1692 in Bridgewater,[158] married Edward Martin, son of Ephraim and Thankful (Bullock) Martin, of Rehoboth, MA, as his second wife,[159] on 19 Jan. 1731/2 in Rehoboth,[160] and they lived in Rehoboth. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       144    vi   Joanna4 Washburn, born on 12 Oct. 1693 in Bridgewater,[161] probably married Samuel Hackett, of Raynham, MA, on 23 Sept. 1736 in Bridgewater,[162] and lived in Middleborough, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         145    vii   (Unnamed daughter), born on 29 Nov. 1696,[163] died on 16 Dec. 1696 in Bridgewater.[164]

         146   viii   Nathan4 Washburn, born on 29 Jan. 1699 in Bridgewater,[165] probably never married. Nathan possibly had died before 1728, when his brother Ebenezer Washburn’s estate was divided, but no death record or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

+       147    ix   Jonathan4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 29 Aug. 1700 in Bridgewater,[166] married Thankful Newton, daughter of David and Hannah3 (Leonard) Newton, of Marlborough, MA,[167] on 9 Apr. 1724 in Bridgewater,[168] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       148    x   Cornelius4 Washburn, born on 6 May 1702 in Bridgewater,[169] married Experience Richards, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Carver) Richards (Jr.), of Weymouth, MA,[170] in ca. 1727,[171] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       149    xi   Mary4 Washburn, born say 1704 in Bridgewater or Taunton. Although she was not listed among the heirs of Ebenezer Washburn, in 1728, she is thought to have been a daughter of Jonathan and Mary Washburn because she was called “of Taunton” at the time of her marriage to Daniel Shepardson, because her mother, Mary (Vaughan) Washburn, was living in Taunton in 1727, and because by the process of elimination she doesn’t fit into the families of any of the other Washburns. Mary Washburn married Daniel Shepardson, son of John and Elizabeth (Fuller) Shepardson,[172] of Attleborough, Bristol Co., MA, as his second wife, on 9 May 1728 in Norton, MA,[173] and they lived in Attleborough, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(62.) Mary3 Washburn, eldest daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in 1661,[174] married Samuel3 Kinsley (Jr.), son of Samuel2 and Hannah (Brackett) Kinsley,[175] in ca. 1689.[176] He was born on 6 Aug. 1662 in Braintree, MA,[177] a grandson of Elder Stephen1 Kingsley, of Braintree,[178] and they lived initially in South Bridgewater, where he purchased Jeduthun Robbins’ place, adjoining Thomas Washburn’s farm.[179]

         On 10 Sept. 1694 John Washburne, Thomas Washburne, Joseph Washburne, Jonathan Washburne, James Washburne, Edward Seele, Samuel Kinsley, William Orcutt, and Sarah Washburne, all of Bridgewater, sold a parcel of 25 acres of land to Samuel Washburne, of Bridgewater, that had been left unwilled by our “Father & Father in law John Washburne Deceased.”[180] Samuel and Mary Kinsley later moved to the North Purchase of Taunton, MA, which became the town of Easton, MA.

         Samuel Kinsley he died intestate on 17 Dec. 1713 in Easton.[181] His inventory was dated 19 Feb. 1713/14, and his eldest son, Samuel, was granted administration of his estate on 13 July 1714.[182] On 5 Oct. 1722 the estate of Samuel Kinsley was divided between his widow, and children: eldest son Samuel Kinsley, second son Benjamin Kinsley, eldest daughter Hannah Hayward, second daughter Sarah Hayward, third daughter Mary Willis, fourth daughter Susannah Kinsley, fifth daughter Abigail Kinsley, and sixth and youngest daughter Bethiah Kinsley.[183] Mary (Washburn) Kinsley died on 28 Feb. 1740 in Easton, MA.[184]

         Mary Washburn and Samuel Kinsley had children, order uncertain:[185]

+       150     i   Hannah4 Kinsley, born ca. 1690, called “eldest daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722, married Capt. Edward3 Hayward, Esq., son of Deacon Joseph2 and Hannah2 (Mitchell) Hayward, of Bridgewater,[186] on 2 Feb. 1713/14 in Norton, MA,[187] and they lived in Easton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       151     ii   Sarah4 Kinsley, born ca. 1691,[188] called “second daughter” in the distribution of her father’ estate in 1722, married Josiah4 Hayward, son of Nathaniel3 and Elisabeth (Crossman) Hayward (Jr.), of East Bridgewater,[189] on 19 July 1715 in Bridgewater,[190] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       152    iii   Samuel4 Kinsley (3rd), born ca. 1693, administrator of his father’s estate, and called “eldest son” in the distribution of his father's estate in 1722, married Mary Packard[?] in ca. 1714,[191] and they lived in Easton, MA, and Norwich, New London Co., CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       153    iv   Mary4 Kinsley, born ca. 1697, called “third daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722, married Capt. Thomas3 Willis, son of Benjamin2 and Susanna (Whitman) Willis,[192] on 18 Dec. 1716 in Bridgewater,[193] and they lived in Easton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       154    v   Benjamin4 Kinsley, born on 16 May 1701 in Easton,[194] called “second son” in the distribution of his father’s estate in 1722, married Priscilla Manley, daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Field) Manley,[195] of Easton, on 9 Apr. 1732 in Easton,[196] and they also lived in Easton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       155    vi   Susanna4 Kinsley, born ca. 1703, called “fourth daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722, married Samuel4 Packard (4th), son of Samuel3 and Elisabeth3 (Edson) Packard (3rd),[197] on 22 July 1729 in West Bridgewater,[198] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       156   vii   Abigail4 Kinsley, born ca. 1705, called “fifth daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722. Her brother, Samuel Kinsley, was appointed as her guardian on 5 Mar. 1721/2,[199] and she married William4 Hayward, son of Joseph3 and Sarah4 (Crossman) Hayward (Jr.), of Raynham, MA,[200] on 17 Dec. 1728 in Easton,[201] and they lived in Bridgewater and probably Easton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       157  viii   Bethiah4 Kinsley, born ca. 1707, called “sixth and youngest daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722. Her brother, Samuel Kinsley, was appointed as her guardian on 5 Mar. 1721/2,[202] and she married William3 Brett, son of Deacon Nathaniel2 and Sarah (Hayward) Brett,[203] on 15 May 1732 in West Bridgewater,[204] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(63.) Elizabeth3 Washburn, second daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1664,[205] married 1.) James2 Howard, son of John1 and Martha2 (Hayward) Howard/Haward, of Bridgewater,[206] in ca. 1685.[207] He was a grandson of Thomas1 Hayward, of Duxbury,[208] and he died in the Sir William Phipps Expedition to Canada in 1690.[209] His inventory was dated 6 Feb. 1690/1.[210] She remarried to 2.) Edward Selee/Seale, of West Bridgewater, in ca. 1692.[211]

         Edward Sealley died testate in 1699 in Bridgewater. His will was dated 25 May 1698, and probated on 17 Apr. 1699. He mentioned his wife Elizabeth, and sons Benjamin and John both minors, and it was witnessed by Joseph Hayward and Jonathan Haward.[212] (See appendix Д for a full transcription of his will.) Elizabeth (Washburn) (Howard) Selee died on 27 Feb. 1741/2 in Norton, MA.[213]

         Elizabeth Washburn had 3 children by James Howard and 2 more sons by Edward Selee:[214]

+       158     i   Elizabeth3 Howard, born on 16 Jan. 1685/6 in Bridgewater,[215] married Thomas Buck (Jr.), probably son of Thomas and Mary (Turner) Buck, of Scituate, MA,[216] on 18 Dec. 1712 in Bridgewater,[217] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         159     ii   Mercy Howard, born on 27 Feb. 1687/8 in Bridgewater,[218] died on 26 Jan. 1704/5 in Bridgewater.[219]

+       160    iii   Dr. James3 Howard (Jr.), born on 26 Jan. 1689/90 in Bridgewater,[220] married Elisabeth Wallis on 26 Jan. 1709/10 in Bridgewater,[221] and he moved Stoughton, MA, then to Cumberland, RI.[222] (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       161    iv   Benjamin Selee, born on 5 Mar. 1693 in Bridgewater,[223] settled in Easton, MA, and married Sarah Lane, possibly widow of John Lane, of Norton, MA, on 11 Dec. 1718 in Norton.[224] (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       162    v   John Selee, born on 10 Apr. 1697 in Bridgewater,[225] married Hannah Briggs, daughter of Clement and Elizabeth (Field) Briggs,[226] of Easton, on 12 Jan. 1723/4 in Norton, MA,[227] and also lived in Easton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(64.) Jane3 Washburn, third daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1670,[228] married William Orcutt (Jr.), son of William and Mary (Lane) Orcutt,[229] of Scituate, MA, in ca. 1691.[230] He was born in ca. 1664,[231] probably in Scituate or Hingham, MA, and they lived in Bridgewater, MA.

         Jane (Washburn) Orcutt died by 1698, possibly as early as 1695, and William Orcutt remarried to Hannah Smith on 21 Sept. 1698 in Bridgewater.[232] He died intestate on 10 Apr. 1739 in Bridgewater, aged 74 years, and was buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater.[233] Hannah (Smith) Orcutt died on 7 Oct. 1751 in Bridgewater, aged 71 years, and was also buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.[234]

         William Orcutt (Jr.) had probably 2 children by Jane Washburn and at least 5 more children by Hannah Smith:[235]

+       163     i   Joanna Orcutt, born ca. 1692 in Bridgewater,[236] married Benjamin3 Edson, son of Joseph2 and Experience[?] Edson, on 14 July 1715 in Bridgewater,[237] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       164     ii   Elisabeth Orcutt, born ca. 1695 in Bridgewater,[238] married Ebenezer French, son of Joseph and Experience (Foster) French,[239] on 31 Jan. 1716/17 in Bridgewater,[240] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         165    iii   Caleb Orcutt, born, say 1699 in Bridgewater, presumably a son of William Orcutt by his second wife, Hannah Smith, married Mehitabel Harvey, possibly daughter of Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth2 (Willis) Harvey,[241] on 24 Jan. 1738 in Bridgewater.[242] Her father was supposedly an Episcopal Clergyman, and her mother was a daughter of Deacon John1 and Elizabeth (Hodgkins) (Palmer) Willis.[243] They moved to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT, and had he died on 16 Nov. 1758 in Stafford.[244] They had children:

a. William Orcutt, born on 16 Nov. 1739 in Stafford, CT,[245] married 1.) Ruth Cross on 8 June 1761 in Stafford,[246] and 2.) Susanna Lull on 18 Feb. 1767 in Stafford, CT.[247] He was not listed as a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and he may have been the William Orcutt who died on 7 Feb. 1776 in Willington, CT.[248] The unnamed wife of William Orcutt died on 9 Feb. 1776 in Willington.[249]

b. Keturah Orcutt, born on 14 July 1741 in Stafford,[250] supposedly married John Belding on 22 Mar. 1770 in Stafford, CT.

c. Caleb Orcutt (Jr.), born on 8 Aug. ca. 1744 in Stafford,[251] married Chloe Parker, daughter of Nehemiah and Bethiah (Bassett) Parker, of Willington, CT, on 30 Oct. 1766 in Willington,[252] and they lived in Willington. She was born on 26 June 1746 in Willington, CT.[253] He was not listed as a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, but he died on 7 Nov. 1804 in Willington, CT.[254]

d. Josiah Orcutt, born on 2 Mar. ca. 1746 in Stafford,[255] marriage not found.

e. Christopher Orcutt, born on 26 May ca. 1750 in Stafford,[256] marriage not found.

f. Capt. Job Orcutt, born on 1 June ca. 1752 in Stafford,[257] married Mary McClellen on 15 Dec. 1774 in Stafford.[258]

g. John Orcutt, born on 15 May ca. 1754 in Stafford,[259] died on 8 July 1761 in Stafford.[260]

+       166    iv   Jane Orcutt, born ca. 1703 in Bridgewater,[261] married Joshua Warren, of North Bridgewater, on 10 May 1725 in West Bridgewater, MA,[262] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         167    v   Deliverance Orcutt, born in 1707 in Bridgewater, married (354) Capt. Joseph5 Washburn, son of (110) Josiah4 and Mercy3 (Tilson) Washburn,[263] in ca. 1728.[264] He was born on 22 July 1705 in Bridgewater,[265] a grandson of (56) John3 and Rebecca (Lapham) Washburn (6th),[266] and of Ephraim2 and Elizabeth2 (Hoskins) Tilson.[267] (Continued in Plymouth Fifth Generation with the family of Capt. Joseph Washburn.)

         168    vi   Martha Orcutt, born ca. 1710 in Bridgewater,[268] married (407) Solomon5 Washburn, son of (122) Samuel4 and Abigail3 (Leonard) Washburn (Jr.),[269] on 13 Jan. 1731/2 in Bridgewater.[270] He was born on 1 Oct. 1708 in Bridgewater,[271] a grandson of (58) Samuel3 and Deborah2 (Packard) Washburn.[272] (Continued in Plymouth Fifth Generation with the family of Solomon Washburn.)

         169    vii   Moses Orcutt, born ca. 1713 in Bridgewater,[273] married Mercy Allen, daughter of Nathaniel and Bethiah (Conant) Allen,[274] on 30 May 1739 in Bridgewater.[275] He died intestate on 22 Oct. 1748 in Bridgewater, aged 34 years,[276] and she possibly remarried to John Waterman, of Halifax, MA, on 10 Apr. 1770 in Bridgewater.[277] Moses Orcutt had children:

a. Moses Orcutt (Jr.), died on 7 June 1740 in Bridgewater, aged 7 weeks.[278]

b. Hannah Orcutt, died unmarried, and was buried in the same grave with her father.[279]

 

 

(65.) James3 Washburn, youngest son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, on 15 May 1672,[280] married Mary Bowden on 20 Dec. 1693 in Bridgewater.[281] She was born in ca. 1670,[282] probably in England,[283] and they settled also in Bridgewater.

         On 12 Apr. 1697 James Washburn and Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Thomas Snell, of Bridgewater, land in Cutting Cove Swamp in Bridgewater, witnessed by James Keith, John Alden, and John Washburn.[284] On 15 Dec. 1722 James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Daniel Alden, of Bridgewater, a half-acre meadow in South Bridgewater bounded by Deacon Alden's meadow.[285] On 25 Feb. 1722/3 James Washburn deeded land to his son, James Washburn, in South Bridgewater.[286] On 25 Nov. 1723 James Washburn Sr., of Bridgewater, sold to David Packard, of Bridgewater, undivided land in Bridgewater.[287] On 16 Jan. 1726/7 James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to John Bolton, of Bridgewater, half a lot of meadow near the great pond in West Bridgewater.[288] On 25 Feb. 1728/9 James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Ephraim Fobes, of Bridgewater, clothier, 10 acres of undivided land in Bridgewater on the purchase right of John Washburn Jr., deceased.[289] On 20 July 1733 James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Ebenezer Leach, of Bridgewater, land in Bridgewater.[290] On 9 Mar. 1738 James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Samuel Dunbar, of Bridgewater, half a purchase right in undivided lands that had belonged to John Washburn.[291] On 1 Sept. 1741 James and Gideon Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Cornelius Washburn, of Bridgewater, land in Bridgewater bound­ed by land of Cornelius, witnessed by Nathaniel Washburn and Abisha Washburn.[292] On 23 Feb. 1743 James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Nathaniel Washburn, of Bridgewater, all his right in two swamps in Bridgewater, witnessed by John Washburn and John Washburn, Jr.[293]

         Mary (Bowden) Washburn died on 18 Dec. 1747 in Bridgewater, aged 77 years, and was buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.[294] James Washburn died testate on 11 June 1749 in Bridgewater, aged 77 years, and was also buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.[295] His will was dated 14 Jan. 1747, and probated on 3 July 1749, and named his son, Gideon Washburn, as executor of his estate. He mentioned his sons Edward and Moses Wash­burn; heirs of his son James Washburn, deceased: Ruben Washburne, Simeon Washburne, Ebenezer Washburne, Josiah Washburne and Mary Washburne; daughter Mary, wife of William Snow; daughter Anna; daughter Sarah, wife of Henry Caswell; daughter Martha, wife of Robert Richmond; and daughter Elizabeth, wife of Elisha Hayward Jr. The will was witnessed by John Washburn, Abisha Washburn, and Josiah Edson Jr.[296] (See Appendix N for a full transcription of his 1747 will.)

         James Washburn and Mary Bowden had children:[297]

+       170     i   Mary4 Washburn, born on 28 Oct. 1694 in Bridgewater,[298] married William Snow (3rd), son of William and Naomi (Whitman) Snow (Jr.), of Bridgewater,[299] on 8 Nov. 1722 in Bridgewater,[300] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         171     ii   Anna4 Washburn, born on 1 Feb. 1695/6 in Bridgewater,[301] was apparently unmarried in 1747 in her father’s will, and probably never married, but she had a child born out‑of‑wedlock by Isaac4 Hayward, son of Nathaniel3 and Elizabeth3 (Crossman) Hayward (Jr.), of East Bridgewater,[302] on 9 Nov. 1726.[303] In July 1727 Anah Washburn of Bridgwater, “Singlewoman” was presented in court for having a “bastard child” on the “9th Day of November Last,” to which she confessed, and was ordered to pay a fine of £4. At the same time she accused Isaac Hayward of Bridgwater, husbandman, of being the father. Hayward denied the accusation, but was ordered to pay maintenance for Washburn’s bastard child of 2 shillings per week. He appealed the verdict, and the Appellate Court reversed the decision in April 1728.[304] Isaac Hayward was born on 16 Oct. 1691 in Bridgewater,[305] and he married Martha3 (Leonard) Perkins, daughter of Solomon2 and Mary Leonard (Jr.), and widow of Nathan Perkins,[306] on 15 May 1728 in Bridgewater.[307] The name of Anna Washburn’s child has not been discovered. Anna Washburn was again in front of the grand jury in Dec. 1734, for having committed fornication “about the middle of March.” She confessed to the fornication, and was fined £4 and court costs.[308]

+       172    iii   James4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 6 Oct. 1698 in Bridgewater,[309] married (205) Elizabeth4 Leonard, daughter of Josiah3 and (69) Margery3 (Washburn) Leonard,[310] on 23 Nov. 1720 in Bridgewater,[311] and they lived in Bridgewater and East Taunton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       173    iv   Edward4 Washburn, born on 8 Dec. 1700 in Bridgewater,[312] married 1.) Elisabeth4 Richmond, daughter of Ebenezer3 and Anna2 (Sprout) Richmond,[313] on 12 June 1728 in Middleborough, MA,[314] and 2.) Elizabeth Snell, daughter of Amos and Mary3 (Packard) Snell,[315] in ca. 1740, and he lived in Middleborough. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       174    v   Moses4 Washburn, born on 9 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater,[316] married Hannah5 Cushman, daughter of Robert4 and Persis (Lewis) Cushman,[317] on 23 May 1727 in Kingston, MA,[318] and they moved to Taunton, MA, then to Dartmouth, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       175    vi   Gideon4 Washburn, born on 16 Aug. 1704 in Bridgewater,[319] married Mary Perkins, daughter of David and Martha3 (Howard) Perkins, of South Bridgewater,[320] in ca. 1724,[321] and they also moved to Taunton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       176   vii   Sarah4 Washburn, born on 2 Oct. 1706 in Bridgewater,[322] married Henry Caswell, probably of Taunton, son of Samuel and Ruth (Babbitt) Caswell,[323] on 11 May 1738 in Bridgewater,[324] and they probably lived in Taunton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       177  viii   Martha4 Washburn, born on 10 Jan. 1708/9 in Bridgewater,[325] married Robert4 Richmond, son of Ebenezer3 and Anna2 (Sprout) Richmond,[326] on 17 May 1733 in Bridgewater,[327] and they lived in Middleborough, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       178    ix   Elisabeth4 Washburn, born on 5 Apr. 1710 in Bridgewater,[328] married Elisha Hayward (Jr.), son of Elisha and Experience (Harvey) Hayward, of Bridgewater,[329] on 7 Oct. 1740 in Bridgewater,[330] and they lived in West Bridgewater, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

 

 

(66.) Sarah3 Washburn, youngest daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1675,[331] married John Ames (Jr.), son of John and Sarah2 (Willis) Ames, of Bridgewater,[332] on 12 Jan. 1696/7 in Bridgewater.[333] He was born on 14 Apr. 1672 in West Bridgewater,[334] a grandson of William and Hannah Ames, of Braintree, MA,[335] and of Deacon John1 and Elizabeth (Hodgkins) (Palmer) Willis, of Bridgewater.[336] In 1690 John Ames Junr and his brother-in-law Samuel Washbourn were named as constables in Bridgwater,[337] and John Ames (Jr.) was administrator of his son John Ames (3rd)’s estate in 1726.[338]

         Sarah (Washburn) Ames died in 1746 in West Bridgewater, aged 71 years, and was buried in the Old Grave Yard in West Bridgewater.[339] John Ames (Jr.) died testate on 1 Jan. 1756 in West Bridgewater, and was also buried in the Old Grave Yard.[340] His will was dated 15 Dec. 1755 and probated on 3 Feb. 1756, and mentioned his sons Jonathan Ames, whom he named as executor, Daniel and Benjamin Ames, and daughters Deborah Ames, Sarah Packard, wife of Abiel Packard, Abigail Wade, wife of Thomas Wade, and grand­children Joseph Bassett, Dorothy Bassett, and Sarah Bassett.[341] (See Appendix Ј for a full transcription of his will.)

         Sarah Washburn and John Ames had children:[342]

+       179     i   Elisabeth Ames, born on 9 Dec. 1697 in Bridgewater,[343] married Joseph4 Bassett, son of William3 and Sarah (Sweetland) Bassett, of West Bridgewater,[344] in 1724 in Boston, MA,[345] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         180     ii   John Ames (3rd), born on 19 Mar. 1700/1 in Bridgewater,[346] married Mehitabel4 Packard, daughter of Israel3 and Hannah Packard,[347] on 3 or 9 June 1726 in Bridgewater.[348] She was born on 3 July 1705 in Bridgewater,[349] a granddaughter of Zacheus2 and Sarah2 (Howard) Packard.[350] He died intestate, however, in 1726 in Bridgewater, and his father was administrator of his estate.[351] She remarried to Samuel West, possibly son of Peter and Patience West, of Duxbury, MA, on 15 Dec. 1727 in West Bridgewater.[352] He was born on 4 Apr. 1697 in Duxbury.[353] Mehitabel (Packard) (Ames) West apparently died by 1737, and Samuel West probably remarried to (355) Lydia5 Washburn, daughter of (110) Josiah4 and Mercy3 (Tilson) Washburn,[354] on 10 Mar. 1736/7 in Bridgewater.[355] He was possibly the Samuel West who died intestate in 1770 in Plymouth.[356]

+       181    iii   Sarah Ames, born on 23 Jan. 1702/3 in Bridgewater,[357] married Capt. Abiel3 Packard, son of Zacheus2 and Sarah2 (Howard) Packard,[358] on 11 Jan. 1722/3 in Bridgewater,[359] and they lived in North Bridgewater, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         182    iv   Abigail Ames, born on 9 Feb. 1705 in Bridgewater,[360] married Thomas Wade (Jr.), son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Curtis) Wade,[361] as his third wife, on 20 Jan. 1752 in Bridgewater.[362] He was born in 1680,[363] and had married first to Rebecca Snow on 20 Dec. 1722 in Bridgewater, and secondly to Elizabeth Hanmer on 5 May 1743 in Bridgewater.[364] He died on 22 Jan. 1789 in Bridgewater, “old,”[365] but no probate records were found for him. Abigail (Ames) Wade died testate on 24 Sept. 1789 in Bridgewater, aged 84 years.[366] Her will was dated 24 Apr. 1789, witnessed by Libeus Fobes, James Snow, and James Leach, and was probated on 2 Nov. 1789. She mentioned her nephew Mr. Joseph Bassett of Bridgwater, Gentleman, her niece Mrs. Dorothy Packard, widow of David Packard, deceased, and her niece Mrs. Sarah Dyer, wife of Mr. Christopher Dyer, of Bridgwater. Joseph Bassett was executor of her will.[367] (See Appendix α for a full transcription of her will.)

+       183    v   Jonathan Ames, born on 10 June 1707 in Bridgewater,[368] married Kezia Tinkham, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Staples) Tinkham, of Middleborough,[369] on 17 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater,[370] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         184    vi   Deborah Ames, born on 1 Apr. 1710 in Bridgewater,[371] was still unmarried in 1755 when her father wrote his will. She was possibly the Deborah Ames who was buried in 1765 in West Bridgewater.[372]

+       185   vii   Daniel Ames, born on 7 Oct. 1712 in Bridgewater,[373] married Hannah3 Keith, daughter of Timothy2 and Hannah3 (Fobes) Keith,[374] on 28 Jan. 1742 in Bridgewater,[375] and they lived in North Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       186  viii   Benjamin Ames, born on 24 Feb. 1714/15 in Bridgewater,[376] married Dorcas Thayer, daughter of Hezekiah and Christian (Thayer) Thayer, of Braintree, MA,[377] in ca. 1758,[378] and they also lived in North Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         187    ix   Joshua Ames, born on 9 Apr. 1718 in Bridgewater,[379] died on 26 Dec. 1755 in Bridgewater,[380] unmarried, but no probate records were found for him.

 

 

Families of the Children of Philip2 Washburn and Elizabeth Irish

 

 

 

 

JohnA Washborne (3rd)

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

 

 

MarthaA Timbrell

 

Philip2 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

RobertA Moore

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

 

 

 

EllenA Taylor

Elizabeth3 Washburn

 

 

 

Deacon John3 Washburn

 

 

 

Margery3 Washburn

 

 

 

Mary3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

John1 Irish

 

 

Elizabeth2 Irish

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth1 Risely[?]

 

 

(67.) Elizabeth3 Washburn, eldest daughter of (45) Philip2 Washburn, (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in say 1664, married Joseph3 Amory, of Little Compton, Plymouth Colony, son of Rebecca2 Amory, possibly by her third husband, Daniel Eaton, in ca. 1682.[381] They lived in Little Compton, Bristol Co., MA, in what became part of Rhode Island in 1747.

         Joseph Amory was a grandson of Anthony1 Amory/Emery, of Kittery, ME, and was apparently born out of wedlock. His mother, Rebecca Amory, married first to Robert Weymouth, of Kittery, ME, in ca. 1653. He died in ca. 1661, and Rebecca remarried to Thomas Sadler, of Kittery, of whom she was suspected of having had an affair in 1659, but Thomas Sadler abandoned her before July 1663, and Rebecca (Amory) (Weymouth) Sadler remarried again to Daniel Eaton, of Little Compton, in ca. 1681. Daniel Eaton certainly married Rebecca after Joseph Amory was born, and in his will, dated 29 Apr. 1704, Daniel Eaton, of Little Compton, named his wife, Rebeccah, and gave bequests to Patience Emery, Rebecah Emery and Daniel Emery, without stating a relationship.[382] Rebecca (Amory) (Weymouth) (Sadler) Eaton died on 18 July 1719 in Little Compton, MA.[383]

         In September 1704 John Washborne, of Plymouth, Joseph Emmory and wife Elizabeth, of Little Compton, Josiah Leonard and wife Margory, of Bridgwater, and Mary Washborne, of Plymouth, sued Israel Dilleno, of Duxboro, for trespass and ejectment from land that was “settled on plaintiffs in right of their mother Elizabeth Washborne” and won the case.[384]

         Joseph Amory was a weaver, and died on 31 Jan. 1711/12, possibly at sea. His widow, Elizabeth Amory, was granted administration of his estate, presented his inventory on 7 Feb. 1711/12, and his estate was settled by her on 3 May 1714.[385]

         Joseph Amory and Elizabeth Washburn had children, order uncertain:[386]

+       188     i   Patience4 Amory, born ca. 1682,[387] married Richard3 Grinnell/Greenhill, son of Daniel2 and Mary2 (Wordell) Grinnell/Greenhill,[388] on 25 May 1704 in Little Compton or Tiverton, MA,[389] and they lived in Little Compton, RI. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         189     ii   Rebecca Amory, died on 8 Apr. 1712 in Little Compton.[390]

+       190    iii   Daniel4 Amory, born on 24 Aug. 1695 in Little Compton,[391] married Lydia Horswell, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Horswell, of Little Compton,[392] on 24 Dec. 1721 in Tiverton,[393] and they lived in Portsmouth, RI. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         191    iv   John4 Amory, probably born after 1704, since he was not named in the will of Daniel Eaton, married Judith4 Briggs, daughter of William3 and Elizabeth3 (Fobes) Briggs, of Little Compton, in 1731,[394] and they lived in Newport, RI. She was born on 27 May 1710 in Little Compton,[395] a granddaughter of John2 and Hannah2 (Fisher) Briggs (Jr.),[396] and of Lt. William2 and Martha3 (Pabodie) (Seabury) Fobes.[397] Children not found. He died by 1738, probably in Little Compton, but no pro­bate records were found for him in Bristol Co., MA, and she remarried to Jeremiah Wilcox, of Dartmouth, MA, as his second wife, in 1738.[398] His first wife was Mary (___). No death record was found for Judith (Briggs) (Amory) Wilcox in Little Compton.

         192    v   Elizabeth4 “Eliza” Amory, probably born after 1704, married Aaron Sheffield, son of Amos and Sarah (Davis) Sheffield,[399] of Tiverton, RI, on 21 Sept. 1731 in Little Compton.[400] He was born on 8 Dec. 1709 in Tiverton,[401] a grandson of Aaron and Mary Davis (Jr.), of Little Compton.[402] The will of Aaron Davis, dated 15 Jan. 1714/15, mentioned his daughter Sarah Sheffield, and grandson Aaron Sheffield.[403] They had one daughter:

a. Ruth Sheffield, born on 12 June 1732 in Little Compton,[404] marriage not found.

         193    vi   Esther Amory, probably born after 1704, marriage not found.

 

 

(68.) Deacon John3 Washburn, only son of (45) Philip2 Washburn, (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1672,[405] married 1.) Lydia4 Billington, daughter of Isaac3 and Hannah (Glass) Billington,[406] in ca. 1698.[407] She was born ca. 1677, probably in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony,[408] a granddaughter of Francis2 and Christian1 (Penn) (Eaton) Billington,[409] and of James and Mary (Pontus) Glass,[410] and a great-granddaughter of John1 and Eleanor1 Billington, who came to New England in 1620 aboard the “Mayflower.”[411] They settled first in Plymouth, MA, on property inherited from his grandfather, John Irish, then moved to Kingston, MA, in ca. 1704, where he was chosen as a deacon of the church.

         In September 1704 John Washborne, of Plymouth, Joseph Emmory and wife Elizabeth, of Little Compton, Josiah Leonard and wife Margory, of Bridgwater, and Mary Washborne, of Plymouth, sued Israel Dilleno, of Duxboro, for trespass and ejectment from land that was “settled on plaintiffs in right of their mother Elizabeth Washborne” and won the case.[412]

         On 8 Dec. 1708 John Washburn, of Plymouth, sold to Samuel Bradford, of Duxbury, 20 acres of land in Duxbury “upon which my honoured grandfather John Irish, deceased, formerly dwelt being near Duxborough Mill and commonly known by the name of Irish’s Orchard.”[413]

         Lydia (Billington) Washburn died in childbirth on 23 Sept. 1716 in Plymouth,[414] and Deacon John Washburn remarried to 2.) Wybra/Wiborah3 Bumpus, daughter of Joseph2 and Wybra/Wiborah (Glass) Bumpus, of Plymouth,[415] in ca. 1717.[416] She was born on 15 May 1672 in Plymouth,[417] a granddaughter of Edward1 and Hannah Bumpus/Bompasse, who came to Plymouth Colony in 1621 aboard the “Fortune,”[418] and of James and Mary2 (Pontus) Glass, of Plymouth.[419] She died on 6 Feb. 1743/4 in Kingston, aged 71 years,[420] and he remarried again to 3.) Mehitabel (Barrow) Wright, daughter of Robert and Ruth (Bonham) Barrow, of Plymouth,[421] and widow of Adam3 Wright, of Plympton,[422] on 13 Dec. 1744 in Kingston, MA.[423]

         Lydia (Billington) Washburn’s brother Seth Billington, of Middleborough, died unmarried and intestate in 1718, and his estate was settled upon Samuel Warren, who had married his sister, Eleanor Billington, with Samuel Warren to pay the other heirs of Seth Billington for their shares of the estate, namely Isaac Billington, Desire Bonney, the children of Lydia Washburn, deceased, and Mary Wood.[424] On 22 Sept. 1721 Francis Adams, of Plymouth, clothier, was appointed as guardian of the 7 children of John and Lydia (Billington) Washburn, namely Ichabod, Elisha, Ephraim, Barnabas, Jabez, Ebenezer, and Thankfull Washburn, with John Washburn, of Plymouth, as surety, in order to receive their inheritance in Seth Billington’s estate from Samuel Warren.[425] Deacon John Washburn was still living as proven by the several deeds of land in Kingston he made to his sons Ephraim and Barnabas. They, in turn, agreed to lease the homestead back to their father for his natural life.

         In 1721 John Washburn and Jacob Mitchell, of Plymouth, petitioned that a road by laid out “to the mills and Meeting at Jones River.” The court ordered the road be surveyed, but in Dec. 1721 and in Mar. 1722 Washburn and Mitchell were in court complaining that no committee had been appointed to do the work, and so a committee was duly appointed and presumably the work was done in late 1722.[426]

         Deacon John Washburn died probably on 17 June 1750 in Kingston, aged 78 years,[427] but no probate records were found for him. Mehitabel (Barrow) (Wright) Washburn died intestate in 1754 in Kingston, and her son, Samuel Wright was granted administration of her estate.[428]

         Deacon John Washburn had children, all by Lydia Billington:

+       194     i   John4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 19 Apr. 1699 in Plymouth,[429] married Abigail (Phillips) Johnson, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Thomas) Phillips, of Marshfield, MA, and widow of Josiah Johnson, of Scituate,[430] in ca. 1727,[431] and they lived in Plymouth, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       195     ii   Ichabod4 Washburn, born on 7 Feb. 1700/1 in Plymouth,[432] married Bethiah Phillips, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Thomas) Phillips, of Marshfield,[433] on 2 June 1725 in Marshfield,[434] and they lived in Kingston and Norton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       196    iii   Marsey/Mercy4 Washburn, born on 21 Apr. 1702 in Plymouth,[435] married 1.) Robert5 Cushman (Jr.), son of Robert4 and Persis (Lewis) Cushman, of Kingston, MA,[436] in 1725,[437] and 2.) Dr. John4 Fuller, son of Samuel3 and Mercy3 (Eaton) Fuller (3rd), as his second wife,[438] on 14 Nov. 1764 in Kingston,[439] and she lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       197    iv   Elisha4 Washburn, born on 5 Nov. 1703 in Plymouth,[440] married Martha Perkins, daughter of Luke and Martha (Conant) Perkins, of Plympton,[441] on 15 Jan. 1728/9 in Plympton,[442] and they lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       198    v   Ephraim4 Washburn, born on 6 June 1705 in Plymouth,[443] married Egloth/Eglah Stetson, daughter of Elisha and Abigail4 (Brewster) Stetson, of Kingston,[444] in ca. 1732 in Kingston,[445] and they also lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       199    vi   Barnabas4 Washburn, born on 12 Feb. 1706/7 in Plymouth,[446] married Hannah Thears/Shear [Thayer?][447] on 14 Apr. 1748 in Kingston, MA,[448] and they also lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       200   vii   Deacon Jabez4 Washburn, born on 10 Apr. 1708 in Plymouth,[449] married 1.) Judith4 Faunce, daughter of John3 and Lydia4 (Cooke) Faunce,[450] on 2 Dec. 1731 in Kingston,[451] and 2.) Deborah Thomas, daughter of Israel and Bethiah (Sherman) Thomas, of Marshfield, MA,[452] on 5 Dec. 1754 in Marshfield,[453] and he also lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       201  viii   Ebenezer4 Washburn, born on 18 Aug. 1709 in Plymouth,[454] married Lydia4 Faunce, daughter of John3 and Lydia4 (Cooke) Faunce,[455] in 1732 in Kingston,[456] and he also lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       202    ix   Thankfull4 Washburn, born on 24 Feb. 1714/15 in Plymouth,[457] married John3 Adams, son of Francis2 and Mary (Buck) Adams,[458] on 22 Mar. 1739/40 in Kingston, MA,[459] and they also lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         203     x   (Unnamed child), stillborn in Sept. 1716 in Plymouth.[460]

 

 

(69.) Margery3 Washburn, second daughter of (45) Philip2 Washburn, (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, ca. 1678, married Josiah3 Leonard, son of John2 and Sarah Leonard,[461] on 1 Nov. 1699 in Bridgewater.[462] He was born say ca. 1678 in Bridgewater, a grandson of Solomon1 and Sarah2 (Chandler) Leonard, who settled in Duxbury, MA, in ca. 1637.[463] He was a great‑grandson of SamuelA Leonard, of Monmouthshire, England, and of Roger1 and Isabella2 (Chilton) Chandler,[464] of Leyden, Holland, and Plymouth Colony, and a great-great-grandson of James1 Chilton, who came to Plymouth Colony in 1620 aboard the “Mayflower.”[465]

         In September 1704 John Washborne, of Plymouth, Joseph Emmory and wife Elizabeth, of Little Compton, Josiah Leonard and wife Margory, of Bridgwater, and Mary Washborne, of Plymouth, sued Israel Dilleno, of Duxboro, for trespass and ejectment from land that was “settled on plaintiffs in right of their mother Elizabeth Washborne” and won the case.[466]

         Margery (Washburn) Leonard died in ca. 1716, and Josiah Leonard remarried to (114) Abigail4 Washburn, daughter of (56) John3 and Rebecca2 (Lapham) Washburn[467] (6th), on 21 Nov. 1717 in Bridgewater.[468]

         On 12 July 1727 Josiah Leonard deeded land in Bridgewater to his son, John Leonard.[469]

         Josiah Leonard died testate in 1745 in Bridgewater.[470] His will was dated 6 Feb. 1743, and probated on 21 May 1745 in Bridgewater, and named his son, Josiah Leonard (Jr.), as executor of his estate, and he named eldest son John Leonard, sons Josiah, Ezekiel, Samuel and Nathan Leonard, and daughters Elizabeth Washburne, Mary Herrington and Margene Pratt.[471] Abigail (Washburn) Leonard presumably died before 1743 since she was not named in his will. (See appendix Φ for a full transcription of his will.)

         Josiah Leonard probably had 6 children by Margery Washburn,[472] and 2 more children by Abigail Washburn, order uncertain:

+       204     i   John4 Leonard, born ca. 1700, married Naomi Curtis on 23 Nov. 1732 in West Bridgewater,[473] and they moved to Sutton, Worcester Co., MA, by 1741, then to Douglas, Worcester Co., MA, in 1747. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         205     ii   Elizabeth4 Leonard, born ca. 1703,[474] married 1.) (172) James4 Washburn (Jr.), son of (65) James3 and Mary (Bowden) Washburn,[475] on 23 Nov. 1720 in Bridgewater.[476] He was born on 6 Oct. 1698 in Bridgewater,[477] a grandson of (43) John2 and Elizabeth2 (Mitchell) Washburn (5th). James Washburn (Jr.) died on 4 Aug. 1741 in East Taunton, MA, aged 43 [sic] years,[478] and she remarried to 2.) Joseph4 Crossman (Jr.),[479] of Easton, MA, son of Joseph3 and Sarah3 (Alden) Crossman,[480] of Easton, as his second wife,[481] on 20 Aug. 1752 in Bridgewater.[482] Joseph Crossman (Jr.) was born ca. 1689, probably in Taunton,[483] and died on 14 Mar. 1776 in Easton, aged 86 years.[484] Elizabeth (Leonard) (Washburn) Crossman died a widow on 14 Aug. 1783 in Bridgewater, aged 80 years.[485] (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4 in the family of James Washburn Jr.)

+       206    iii   Mary4 Leonard, born ca. 1705,[486] married Daniel Harrington (3rd), of Marlborough, MA, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Warren) Harrington (Jr.), of Watertown, MA,[487] on 10 Jan. 1732/3 in Bridgewater,[488] and they probably lived in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

+       207    iv   Margery/Margene4 Leonard, born say 1707, married Nathaniel Pratt on 17 June 1729 in Hopkinton, MA,[489] and they lived in Framingham, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         208    v   Josiah4 Leonard (Jr.), born ca. 1710,[490] married (356) Jemima5 Washburn, daughter of (110) Josiah4 and Mercy3 (Tilson) Washburn,[491] on 24 Jan. 1739/40 in Bridgewater.[492] She was born on 27 June 1710 in Bridgewater,[493] a granddaughter of (56) John3 and Rebecca2 (Lapham) Washburn (6th),[494] and of Ephraim2 and Elizabeth2 (Hoskins) Tilson.[495] He was executor of his father's will in 1745. He was a tanner, and he died testate on 25 Dec. 1760 in Bridgewater, aged 50 years.[496] His will was dated 11 Oct. 1760, and probated on 2 Mar. 1761, and he named his wife, Jemima, and brother-in-law, Josiah Washburn, Jr., as executors of his estate.[497] (Continued in Plymouth Fifth Generation under the family of Jemima Washburn.)

+       209    vi   Ezekiel4 Leonard, born ca. 1712,[498] possibly married Joanna Hudson, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Orcutt) Hudson,[499] on 29 May 1732 in Southborough, Worcester Co., MA,[500] and they lived in Southborough. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         [See Plymouth Generation 4 for the 2 children of Josiah Leonard and Abigail Washburn.]

 

 

(70.) Mary3 Washburn, youngest daughter of (45) Philip2 Washburn, (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in say 1681, married Daniel3 Pratt, son of Benajah2 and Persis2 (Dunham) Pratt,[501] as his second wife, on 1 Oct. 1706 in Plymouth.[502] He was born in ca. 1680,[503] a grandson of Joshua1 and Bathsheba Pratt, of Plymouth,[504] and had married first to Esther3 Wright, daughter of Adam2 and Sarah (Soule) Wright, of Plymouth, on 23 Jan. 1700/1 in Plymouth.[505]

         In September 1704 John Washborne, of Plymouth, Joseph Emmory and wife Elizabeth, of Little Compton, Josiah Leonard and wife Margory, of Bridgwater, and Mary Washborne, of Plymouth, sued Israel Dilleno, of Duxboro, for trespass and ejectment from land that was “settled on plaintiffs in right of their mother Elizabeth Washborne” and won the case.[506]

         Mary (Washburn) Pratt died on 12 Jan. 1709/10 in Plymouth,[507] and Daniel Pratt probably remarried to Martha3 (Lazell) Pratt, daughter of Joshua2 and Mary Lazell, and widow of his brother, Joseph3 Pratt, in ca. 1714.[508] She died on 2 Apr. 1723 in Plympton,[509] MA, and he remarried again to Annis (Parker) Fuller, widow of Abiel Fuller,[510] of Plympton, in ca. 1724.[511]

         Daniel Pratt died testate on 7 May 1739 in Plympton, aged 58 years.[512] His will was dated 30 Mar. 1739, and probated on 18 May 1739, and he named his wife Annes, sons Benjamin, James, Joshua, Nathaniel and Jabez Pratt, daughter Easter, wife of John Howard, and daughter Sarah, wife of Joshua Donham. He appointed his wife Annis as executrix, with son Benjamin to assist her. The will was witnessed by Mr. Othniel Campbell, Joseph Perkins, and Joseph Lucas.[513] (See Appendix Ð for a full transcription of his will.)

         Annis (Parker) (Fuller) Pratt died intestate on 21 Feb. 1760 in Plympton, aged 76 years,[514] and her son, Abiel Fuller, of Plympton, was granted administration of her estate.[515]

         Mary Washburn had 2 children by Daniel Pratt:

+       210     i   Benjamin4 Pratt, born in 1707 in Plympton,[516] married Margaret5 Rickard, daughter of John4 and Sarah Rickard (3rd), of Plympton, MA,[517] on 27 Feb. 1728/9 in Plympton,[518] and they lived in Plympton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)

         211     ii   Esther4 Pratt, born on 30 Mar. 1709 in Plympton,[519] was apparently hoping to marry John Price, of Plymouth, in 1728, but her father refused his consent for bans to be published,[520] and she instead married John Howard before 1739.[521] Children not found.

 

 

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        [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 330, taken from his gravestone inscription in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater.

        [2] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 451.

        [3] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 392; Barclay, Mrs. John E., “Rebecca Lapham, Wife of Samuel White or John Washburn?”, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 115, pp. 83-85.

        [4] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 1, p. 216.

        [5] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 17, p. 114.

        [6] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 12, p. 126.

        [7] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 14, p. 150.

        [8] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 27, p. 38.

        [9] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574; Latham, Williams, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1882, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1986, [hereinafter Latham, Epitaphs], p. 66,  “died about 1717, her age is unknown,” the first person buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, “and wife of the donor of the ground.”

        [10] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 571; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 66, “born 1646, married Rebecca Lapham, 1679, died 1719, aged 73 years. He gave the land for this burying-yard and meeting-house.”

        [11] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 323, says he had Josiah 1680, John 1682, Joseph 1683, William 1686, Abigail 1688, Rebeckah, and perhaps other children.

        [12] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 337, “first born child John Washburne Jun.”

        [13] Wakefield, Robert S., “The Tilson Family of Plymouth Colony,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 69, No. 1, [Jan. 1994], [hereinafter Wakefield, “The Tilson Family”], p. 38-39; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 743; MF5G: Cooke, p. 243.

        [14] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388; Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 88, as “Josiah Washbond, of Bridgwater.”

        [15] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [16] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 549, Nathaniel Packard.

        [17] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [18] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 331.

        [19] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 324.

        [20] Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as Volume 12 of “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations,” Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 101.

        [21] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 337.

        [22] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 485.

        [23] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 392.

        [24] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

        [25] Wakefield, Robert S., Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Fifteen: Family of James Chilton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter MF5G: Chilton], pp. 21, 58.

        [26] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

        [27] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 517.

        [28] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12638; Vol. 9, p. 458.

        [29] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253.

        [30] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 483, calculated from the approximate birth of their eldest child; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323, which has his wives’ names incorrect.

        [31] MF5G: Cooke, p. 102, taken from Plymouth Colony Probate Records, Vol. 4, Part 2, p. 96.

        [32] MF5G: Cooke, p. 102.

        [33] Sarah must have been the widow of John Leonard, not his daughter.

        [34] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 392.

        [35] MF5G: Cooke, p. 102.

        [36] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 392.

        [37] Banks, Charles E., “Atkins,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 34 [July 1880], p. 314, from York County Registry of Deeds.

        [38] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22111; Vol. 6, p. 246.

        [39] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323, says he had Nathaniel, Thomas, Timothy, Hepzibah, Patience, Deliverance, and Elizabeth, all taken from his will.

        [40] Calculated from the date of her marriage.

        [41] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 138; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 175, Nathaniel Conant.

        [42] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

        [43] Calculated from her age at death.

        [44] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 407.

        [45] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

        [46] 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. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 160.

        [47] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 172-173.

        [48] Lebanon, CT, Land Records Vol. 2, p. 9.

        [49] Lebanon, CT, Land Records Vol. 2, p. 485.

        [50] Lebanon, CT, Land Records Vol. 3, p. 246.

        [51] Colonial Connecticut Records, 1636-1776, Vol. 7, pp. 25-26.

        [52] MF5G: Cooke, p. 248; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 394.

        [53] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 295, under “Warshburn;” Plymouth VRs, p. 177, marriage intentions recorded 18 Feb. 1720/21 in Plymouth.

        [54] MF5G: Cooke, p. 249, gives her husband’s name as William Valient, the source noted as Diary of Joshua Hempstead of New London, Connecticut, Covering a Period of Forty-Seven Years From September 1711 to November 1758, New London Historical Society, New London, CT, 1901, reprinted in 1985, p. 94, which lists the marriage intentions as being recorded on 29 Nov. 1719. The marriage date is from the I.G.I. Marriage Index, which lists her husband’s name as William Varcher, the source being an FHL [Family History Library] patron family group sheet, taken from microfilm #0820401.

        [55] MF5G: Cooke, p. 249. The will of Thomas Washburn mentioned “to my Daughter Patience’s Children Twelve pence apiece their Mother having Received her Portion before her death.” No children are listed in the I.G.I. Birth Records for either William Varcher and wife Patience or William Valient and wife Patience.

        [56] Calculated from the birth of their first child in 1721.

        [57] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 203; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 418.

        [58] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.

        [59] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253.

        [60] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 783, calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1678.

        [61] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 52-54.

        [62] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 181.

        [63] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 66, from his gravestone in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater.

        [64] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22084; Vol. 4, p. 217.

        [65] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323, says he had Samuel 1678, Noah 1682, Israel 1684, Nehemiah 1686, Benjamin and Hannah.

        [66] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325, “first born child of Samuel Washbourn.”

        [67] MF5G: Chilton, pp. 23, 65, her mother was “possibly the daughter of William and Hannah Ames, born in Braintree on 12 mo. 6th 1653.”

        [68] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

        [69] MF5G: Chilton, pp. 22, 60.

        [70] Estimated from the birth of their eldest child on 30 Apr. 1704.

        [71] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

        [72] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 290.

        [73] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390.

        [74] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

        [75] MF5G: Cooke, p. 253.

        [76] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387.

        [77] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

        [78] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 192.

        [79] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390.

        [80] MF5G: Cooke, p. 254; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 249.

        [81] 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. 25.

        [82] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 217; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 440.

        [83] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384; Bowman, George Ernest, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Vol. 5, No. 1, [Jan. 1917], p. 2.

        [84] Calculated from her age at death.

        [85] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 207; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 431.

        [86] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

        [87] His date of birth from Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: James Chilton of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1978, p. 32; MF5G: Cooke, p. 73; MF5G: Chilton, p. 32, which gives his birth as Duxbury ca. 1652. I don’t know where this date comes from originally.

        [88] MF5G: Chilton, pp. 11-12, 32.

        [89] Estimated from the birth of their eldest child, probably in early 1678.

        [90] MF5G: Chilton, pp. 5-7.

        [91] MF5G: Chilton, p. 3. In light of new evidence, it is highly unlikely that the wife of James Chilton was Susanna Furner, his step-sister.

        [92] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 15, p. 10.

        [93] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 16.

        [94] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 17, p. 114.

        [95] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 7, p. 187.

        [96] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 10, Book 1, p. 528; The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 21, p. 41.

        [97] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 12, p. 118.

        [98] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 11, p. 40; The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 21, pp. 41-42.

        [99] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol.  24, p. 61.

        [100] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 12, p.153, Vol. 19, p. 98.

        [101] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 14, p. 195.

        [102] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 14, p. 256.

        [103] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 18, p. 109.

        [104] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 20, p. 213.

        [105] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 572.

        [106] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 36, p. 189.

        [107] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323, says he had Joseph, Jonathan, Ebenezer, Miles, Ephraim, Edward, Benjamin, Hannah, and perhaps others.

        [108] Miles Washbourn served on a jury in Plymouth Colony in Mar. 1698/9, so he was presumably born in early 1678.

        [109] MF5G: Chilton, p. 92; MF5G: Cooke, p. 256, Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 573.

        [110] Calculated from the birth of their first child, in 1724.

        [111] Calculated from the date of her marriage in 1702.

        [112] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 229.

        [113] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

        [114] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c.1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 9-11; MF5G: Chilton, p. 90.

        [115] Vital Records of Sandwich, Mass., Vol. 1, p. 85.

        [116] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388; Boston Marriages from 1700-1809, Municipal Printing Office, originally published as A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Boston Marriages from 1700-1751, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1977, p. 86, married by Sam. Checkley Esq., J.P.

        [117] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 204; MF5G: Chilton, p. 91.

        [118] Calculated from the birth of their first child, in ca. 1716.

        [119] Calculated from her age at death.

        [120] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 265; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 571, for the first wife of David Perkins.

        [121] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389.

        [122] Joseph Washburn left no will, nor were the births of his children recorded in the vital records. Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother John Washburn (6th) because she didn’t join in signing the 1724 quitclaim to John Washburn (7th.) Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother Thomas Washburn because she was not named in Thomas’ 1730 will. Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother Samuel Washburn because she was not named in Samuel’s 1720 will, even though Thomas Perkins purchased land from Samuel Washburn’s son Benjamin Washburn in 1744. Mary was probably not a daughter of Joseph’s brother Jonathan Washburn because she was not named in the division of the estate of Jonathan’s son Ebenezer Washburn, who died unmarried in 1727. Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother James Washburn because James’ daughter Mary Washburn married William Snow, as proven by James’ 1747 will. Thus, the only Washburn left to have been the father of Mary was Joseph Washburn, whose sons we know from various deeds, but whose daughters we are unsure of.

        [123] The name “Hepzibah” Washburn was also used in the Thomas Washburn family, but Mary was not a daughter of Thomas, as proven by Thomas’ will.

        [124] MF5G: Chilton, p. 93; MF5G: Cooke, p. 260.

        [125] Vital Records of New Milford, CT, from the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Records, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library in Boston, p. 166.

        [126] Wakefield, “The Tilson Family,” p. 39, for the wife of John Polland, of Plymouth; MF5G: Cooke, p. 262.

        [127] Plymouth VRs, p. 94; MF5G: Cooke, p. 261.

        [128] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 204.

        [129] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390.

        [130] 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], pp. 14, 39, for the maiden name of Sarah, wife of Eleazer Rickard; MF5G: Chilton, p. 95; MF5G: Cooke, p. 262; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 624, which don’t give the maiden name of Sarah.

        [131] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 418, under “Warshbourn.”

        [132] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323.

        [133] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 809, Ezra Whitmarsh and Bathsheba Richards were married on 20 Jan. 1693 in Boston.

        [134] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386; Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1910, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Weymouth VRs], Vol. 2, p. 207, marriage intentions recorded 28 Dec. 1729 in Weymouth; Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, [hereinafter Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 122.

        [135] MF5G: Cooke, p. 263.

        [136] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 64; Bowman, George Ernest, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Vol. 5, No. 1, [Jan. 1917], p. 2.

        [137] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 766; MF5G: Cooke, p. 106.

        [138] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [139] Scituate VRs, Vol. 1, p. 383.

        [140] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 221.

        [141] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22024; Vol. 5, p. 109.

        [142] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22024; Bristol Co. Probate Vol. 5, p. 455; Bristol County Probate Records, from FHL microfilm #0577879, from the file titled “Jonathan Washburn, Taunton, 1727.” Mary signed by her mark, “N.”

        [143] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323, says he had Elizabeth 1684, Josiah 1686, Benjamin 1688, Ebenezer 1690, Martha 1692, Joanna 1693, Nathan 1699, Jonathan 1700, and Cornelius 1702.

        [144] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328.

        [145] Smith, Ethel Farrington, “Seventeenth Century Hull, Massachusetts, and Her People,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 142, [July 1988], pp. 270-272.

        [146] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.

        [147] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 331.

        [148] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 145; MF5G: Cooke, p. 265.

        [149] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [150] Westgate, Alice Wilma Andrews, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Rogers], pp. 200, 298; Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, pp. 12-17; MF5G: Cooke, p. 265.

        [151] Calculated from the birth of their fist child, in ca. 1726.

        [152] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326.

        [153] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 217; MF5G: Cooke, p. 266.

        [154] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384; Bowman, George Ernest, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Vol. 5, No. 1, [Jan. 1917], p. 2.

        [155] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328.

        [156] MF5G: Cooke, p. 107, but his death was not recorded in the Bridgewater vital records.

        [157] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21948.

        [158] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 332.

        [159] Arnold, James N., Vital Records of Rehoboth, 1642-1896, Providence, RI, 1897, [hereinafter Rehoboth VRs], p. 239: marriage of Ephraim Martin and Thankful Bullock on 6 Dec. 1699 in Rehoboth; MF5G: Cooke, p. 266.

        [160] Rehoboth VRs, p. 239.

        [161] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [162] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387.

        [163] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 337.

        [164] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575.

        [165] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 333.

        [166] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [167] MF5G: Cooke, p. 267; MF5G: Chilton, p. 64-65. Thankful Newton was still small when her father died testate in 1702 in Marlborough, and named her in his will.

        [168] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [169] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 327.

        [170] MF5G: Cooke, p. 268.

        [171] Barclay, Mrs. John E., “The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius4 Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.,” The New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 119, pp. 22-25.

        [172] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 668, John Shepardson.

        [173] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 498, “in Norton;” Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1934, [hereinafter Attleborough VRs], p. 596; Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 350.

        [174] Bowman, George Ernest, Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 3, No. 7, [Nov. 1915], p. 102, letter from Thomas Mitchell, of Amsterdam, to his uncle Experience Mitchell, in Duxbury, dated 24 July 1662, which mentions the recent birth of a daughter to his cousin Elizabeth and her six sons, referring to the news relayed in a letter he had received from his uncle dated 23 Apr. 1661, so Mary Washburn was probably born shortly before 23 Apr. 1661.

        [175] MF5G: Cooke, p. 108, which spells her husband’s name “Kingsley;” Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 441.

        [176] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 322; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 441: married before 28 July 1690; MF5G: Cooke, p. 108.

        [177] Bates, Samuel A., Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793, Randolph, MA, 1886, [hereinafter Bates, Braintree Records], p. 819, “Samuel Kingsly son of Samuel & Hanna born, 6. 6. 1662”; MF5G: Cooke, p. 108.

        [178] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 441.

        [179] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 48, 220.

        [180] The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 15, [1913], p. 251, from Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 14, p. 267.

        [181] MF5G: Cooke, p. 269, which references Easton VRs, p. 27, but I did not find the death record for Samuel Kinsley in his family grouping in the Easton VRs.

        [182] Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 3, p. 194.

        [183] Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 4, pp. 141‑147.

        [184] MF5G: Cooke, p. 108, citing Easton Records, p. 27, but I did not find her death record in the family grouping of Samuel Kinsley.

        [185] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 220, says they had probably Samuel, John, Nathan, Benjamin, Mary, Sarah, Bethiah, Susanna, and perhaps others.

        [186] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 177; MF5G: Cooke, p. 269.

        [187] Norton VRs, p. 252, under “Hinsley.”

        [188] Calculated from her age at death.

        [189] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 177; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 360, for the maiden name of Elizabeth, wife of Nathaniel Hayward; MF5G: Cooke, p. 269.

        [190] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225.

        [191] MF5G: Cooke, p. 270, marriage date estimated from the birth of their eldest child in 1715.

        [192] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 347; MF5G: Cooke, p. 271.

        [193] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225.

        [194] “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 10.

        [195] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 240, Thomas Manly married Lydia, daughter of John Field, in 1701; MF5G: Cooke, p. 272.

        [196] Easton VRs, p. 15.

        [197] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253.

        [198] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225; Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New

England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter West Bridgewater VRs], p. 154, married in the First Church in West Bridgewater.

        [199] Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 4, p. 44.

        [200] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 178; MF5G: Cooke, p. 273.

        [201] Easton VRs, p. 14.

        [202] Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 4, p. 44.

        [203] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 120; MF5G: Cooke, p. 274.

        [204] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 154, married in the First Church in West Bridgewater.

        [205] Calculated from the date of her marriage, in ca. 1685.

        [206] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 191-192.

        [207] Calculated from the birth of their first child on 16 Jan. 1686 in Bridgewater.

        [208] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 176.

        [209] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 192.

        [210] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #9802.

        [211] Calculated from the birth of their first child on 5 Mar. 1693 in Bridgewater.

        [212] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #17769, Vol. 1, p. 303. The inventory was valued at £122 13s, and Elizabeth Sealley, relict and widdow of Edward Sealley, gave her oath to the inventory on 25 May 1699.

        [213] Norton VRs, p. 393, under “Silley.”

        [214] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 192, says James Howard and Elizabeth Washburn had Elizabeth 1686, Mercy 1688, and James 1690; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 289, says Edward Sealy and Elizabeth Howard had Benjamin 1693, and John 1697.

        [215] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 137.

        [216] MF5G: Cooke, p. 274; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 112; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 125, says he was a son of Isaac and Frances Buck of Scituate.

        [217] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 165.

        [218] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 139.

        [219] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 482.

        [220] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 138; Easton VRs, p. 16.

        [221] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 165.

        [222] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 193, “It is said he went to St. and thence to Woodstock,” which I presume is Stoughton, MA, and Woodstock, CT, but he died a resident of Cumberland, RI.

        [223] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 287; Easton VRs, p. 16, under “Children of Edward and Elisabeth Seele.”

        [224] Norton VRs, p. 307, under “Silley.”

        [225] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 287; Easton VRs, p. 16.

        [226] MF5G: Cooke, p. 276; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 98.

        [227] Norton VRs, p. 307, under “Silley.”

        [228] Calculated from the date of the birth of her eldest child, in about 1692.

        [229] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 545: marriage of William Orcutt and Mary Lane on 24 Jan. 1663/4 in Hingham, MA; MF5G: Cooke, p. 110.

        [230] Calculated from the date of the birth of their eldest child, in about 1692.

        [231] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 545, calculated apparently from his age at death.

        [232] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 376, under “Urrohart.”

        [233] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 531; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 77; Plymouth Co. Pro­bate Docket #14910.

        [234] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 531; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 77, “relict to Mr. William Orcutt.”

        [235] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 249, gives William Orcutt only one wife, and says he had Moses, Caleb, Joanna, Elizabeth, Jane, Deliverance 1702, and Martha. I have assigned numbers to the children of William Orcutt by his second wife, Hannah Smith, in order to carry the line of daughter Jane Orcutt down another generation because of Washburn connections within that family, and because Orcutt daughters Deliverance and Martha also married Washburn men.

        [236] Calculated from the date of her marriage in 1715 and the birth of her last child in 1736.

        [237] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 269.

        [238] Calculated from the date of her marriage in 1717.

        [239] MF5G: Cooke, p. 277; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 284.

        [240] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 269.

        [241] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 350, Thomas Harvey.

        [242] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 270.

        [243] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 345.

        [244] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 171, from p. 160 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712.

        [245] Tilton, Jan, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stafford 1719-1850, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs], p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6, of the Stafford Town Records.

        [246] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 127.

        [247] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 128.

        [248] Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Willington, 1727-1851, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Barbour Index of Willington VRs], p. 171, taken from Vol. B, p. 18, of the Willington Town Records.

        [249] Barbour Index of Willington VRs, p. 171, taken from Vol. B, p. 18, of the Willington Town Records.

        [250] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6.

        [251] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6, the final digit of the year missing.

        [252] Barbour Index of Willington VRs, p. 170, taken from Vol. B, p. 16, of the Willington Town Records.

        [253] Barbour Index of Willington VRs, p. 171, taken from Vol. A, p. 47, of the Willington Town Records.

        [254] Barbour Index of Willington VRs, p. 170, taken from Vol. B, p. 16, of the Willington Town Records.

        [255] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6, the final digit of the year missing.

        [256] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6, the final digit of the year missing.

        [257] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6, the final digit of the year missing.

        [258] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 130.

        [259] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6, the final digit of the year missing.

        [260] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 172.

        [261] Calculated from the date of her marriage in 1725.

        [262] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 269; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 160, from records of the First Church of West Bridgewater.

        [263] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323-324; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388; Plymouth VRs, p. 88, marriage of “Josiah Washbond, of Bridgwater” and Marsy Tilson on 11 Feb. 1702 in Plymouth.

        [264] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, calculated from the birth of their first child, in 1729.

        [265] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 331.

        [266] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323.

        [267] Wakefield, “The Tilson Family”, p. 38-39.

        [268] Calculated from the date of her marriage in 1732, and the age of her husband.

        [269] MF5G: Cooke, p. 251; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 325.

        [270] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 327; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 270.

        [271] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 336.

        [272] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323.

        [273] Calculated from his age at death.

        [274] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 29, marriage of Nathaniell Allen and Bethiah Conet on 14 Dec. 1696 in Bridgewater.

        [275] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 270.

        [276] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 531, buried in the Old Cemetery, Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14904.

        [277] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 270, called “father of Hannah Orcutt.”

        [278] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 531.

        [279] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 250.

        [280] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

        [281] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

        [282] Calculated from her age at death.

        [283] I found no Bowden families living in Plymouth or Massachusetts Bay Colonies before this time, unless her surname was a corruption of Bowen.

        [284] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 17, p. 114.

        [285] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 34, p. 104.

        [286] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 18, p. 140.

        [287] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 38, p. 166.

        [288] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 36, p. 133.

        [289] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 31, p. 204.

        [290] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 33, p. 36.

        [291] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 45, p. 14.

        [292] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 44, p. 97.

        [293] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 36, p. 174.

        [294] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 74.

        [295] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 571; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 74.

        [296] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22005; Vol. 11, p. 236. The recorded will is apparently all that currently exists, and the clerk may have made an error in recording the names of the children of James’ deceased son James. The son recorded as “Josiah Washburne” appears to have been actually named “Jonah Washburn” from other records to be discussed under the family of James Washburn (Jr.)

        [297] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323, says they had Mary 1694, Anna 1696, James 1698, Edward 1700, Moses 1702, Gideon 1704, Sarah 1706, Martha 1709, and Elizabeth 1710.

        [298] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 333.

        [299] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 300; MF5G: Cooke, p. 278; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 692.

        [300] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389.

        [301] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326.

        [302] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 177; the maiden name of his wife from the FHL Ancestral File, and the I.G.I., but the marriage record of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Crossman was not found in the vital records of Bridgewater or Taunton.

        [303] MF5G: Cooke, p. 112.

        [304] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 8, pp. 69-70, 72.

        [305] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 148.

        [306] MF5G: Chilton, pp. 24, 67-68.

        [307] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 172.

        [308] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Grandjury Presentments, Session 9, pp. 29, 32.

        [309] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [310] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 235; MF5G: Chilton, p. 58-59; MF5G: Cooke, p. 279.

        [311] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387.

        [312] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328.

        [313] Sherman, Robert M., and Robert S. Wakefield, “Robert Sprout of Scituate, MA., and his wife Elizabeth Samson,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 61, No. 4, [July/October 1986], pp. 202-203; MF5G: Cooke, pp. 279-280.

        [314] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 31.

        [315] MF5G: Cooke, p. 280.

        [316] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 333.

        [317] Tilden, Robert J., “Persses?….Persis Who?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Nov. 1991, pp. 330-334, which identifies the wife of Robert Cushman; MF5G: Cooke, p. 280.

        [318] Kingston VRs, p. 298.

        [319] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 329.

        [320] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 265; MF5G: Cooke, p. 281.

        [321] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child, in ca. 1725.

        [322] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 335.

        [323] MF5G: Cooke, p. 112.

        [324] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391.

        [325] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 332.

        [326] Sherman, Robert M., and Robert S. Wakefield, “Robert Sprout of Scituate, MA., and his wife Elizabeth Samson,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 61, No. 4, [July/October 1986], pp. 202-203; MF5G: Cooke, p. 282.

        [327] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

        [328] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328.

        [329] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 178; MF5G: Cooke, p. 283.

        [330] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

        [331] Calculated from her age at death.

        [332] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 99; MF5G: Cooke, p. 112.

        [333] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391.

        [334] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 33; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 26, from his gravestone inscription.

        [335] Bates, Braintree Records, p. 633: “John Ames, the sone of William Ames and Hannah his wiffe was borne the 24th 3rd month 1647.”

        [336] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 345.

        [337] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 52-54.

        [338] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #403, Vol. 5, p. 133.

        [339] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 186; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 26, buried in the Old Grave Yard, South Street, West Bridgewater.

        [340] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 431; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 185; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 26, buried in the Old Grave Yard, South Street, West Bridgewater.

        [341] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #404.

        [342] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 100, says they had Elizabeth 1697, John 1700, Sarah 1702, Abigail 1705, Jonathan 1707, Deborah 1710, Daniel 1712, Benjamin 1715, and Joshua 1718.

        [343] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 32.

        [344] MF5G: Cooke, p. 284; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 111-112.

        [345] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 112.

        [346] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 33.

        [347] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254.

        [348] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 31.

        [349] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 246.

        [350] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253.

        [351] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #403, Vol. 5, p. 133.

        [352] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 120.

        [353] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Duxbury VRs], p. 187.

        [354] MF5G: Cooke, p. 113.

        [355] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 395.

        [356] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22320.

        [357] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 35.

        [358] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253.

        [359] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 33.

        [360] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 31.

        [361] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 319; MF5G: Cooke, p. 113.

        [362] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 30.

        [363] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 319.

        [364] Both on Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 379.

        [365] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 568.

        [366] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 568.

        [367] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21674, Vol. 31, p. 131-132.

        [368] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 33.

        [369] MF5G: Cooke, p. 285; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 25, marriage of Samuel Tinkham Junior and Mary Staples, both of Middleboro, on 1 Dec. 1719.

        [370] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32.

        [371] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 32.

        [372] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 185, buried in the Old Grave Yard, South Street, West Bridgewater.

        [373] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 32.

        [374] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 207; MF5G: Cooke, p. 286.

        [375] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 30.

        [376] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 31.

        [377] Bates, Braintree Records, p. 749, marriage record of  “Hezekiah Thayer & Christian Thayer both of this Town, November 3rd 1729;” p. 771, “Darcos Thayer ye Daughter of Hezekiah Thayer & Christian his wife was born August 20th 1734;” MF5G: Cooke, p. 287.

        [378] Calculated from the birth of their only child in 1760.

        [379] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 33.

        [380] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 431.

        [381] Calculated from the age of their eldest child, Patience Amory, at her death; the Little Compton Vital Records show a date of 1694, which is evidently incorrect.

        [382] Rounds, H.L. Peter, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1687-1745, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Rounds, Bristol County Probates, Vol. 1], p. 30; Bristol Co. Pro­bate, Vol. 2, pp. 97‑99.

        [383] Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, Little Compton, R.I., 1967, [hereinafter Wilbour, Little Compton Families], p. 268, under “Emery.” Wilbour lists this family under both “Amory” and “Emery.”

        [384] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 1, p. 16.

        [385] Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 3, p. 94; Vol. 3, p. 195.

        [386] Wilbour, Little Compton Families, pp. 13, 268; Noyes, Libby, Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 221-222.

        [387] Calculated from her age at death.

        [388] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 327.

        [389] Arnold, James N., Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636=1850, Volume 4, Part VI, Little Compton, Providence, RI, 1893, [hereinafter Little Compton VRs], p. 5; Arnold, James N., Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636=1850, Volume 4, Part VII, Tiverton, Providence, RI, 1893, [hereinafter Tiverton VRs], p. 6.

        [390] Little Compton VRs, p. 77. She is erroneously called “wife of Joseph Amory,” but Elizabeth Amory, the widow of Joseph Amory, was still alive in May of 1714 when she settled his estate.

        [391] Little Compton VRs, p. 77, called son of Joseph and “Rebecca” [sic] Amory.

        [392] Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 348.

        [393] Tiverton VRs, p. 25, under “Emory.”

        [394] Little Compton VRs, p. 6, marriage intentions recorded 18 June 1731 in Little Compton; Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 59, which omits the name of her first husband.

        [395] Little Compton VRs, p. 84.

        [396] Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 57.

        [397] Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 271.

        [398] Little Compton VRs, pp. 9, 71, marriage intentions recorded 11 Feb. 1738 in Little Compton between Jeremiah Wilcox, of Dartmouth, and Judeth Briggs [sic], of Little Compton; Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 59, which gives the dates of both marriage intentions for Judith Briggs, but omits the name of her first husband.

        [399] Little Compton VRs, p. 54: marriage of Amos Sheffield and Sarah ____ on 22 Dec. 1708 in Little Compton; Tiverton VRs, p. 46: marriage of Amos Sheffield and Sarah ____ on 25 Apr. 1709 in Tiverton; Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 232: Sarah, daughter of Aaron and Mary Davis, married ____ Sheffield.

        [400] Little Compton VRs, p. 6.

        [401] Tiverton VRs, p. 104.

        [402] Wilbour, Little Compton Famiies, p. 232.

        [403] Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 232, from Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 7, p. 28.

        [404] Little Compton VRs, p. 161.

        [405] Calculated from his age at death.

        [406] Hodge, Harriet W., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Five, John Billington of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991, [hereinafter MF5G: Billington], pp. 60, 43-44.

        [407] Calculated from the birth of their first child in 1699.

        [408] MF5G: Billington, pp. 43-44.

        [409] MF5G: Billington, pp. 36-37.

        [410] MF5G: Billington, p. 43.

        [411] MF5G: Billington, p. 35.

        [412] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 1, p. 16.

        [413] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 10, Part 1, p. 466.

        [414] The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 16, p. 85, “Desre [sic] the Wife of John Woshbon Deceased September 23d 1716 being Delevered then of a child both Deceased;” Plymouth VRs, p. 137; MF5G: Billington, p. 60.

        [415] MF5G: Billington, p. 61.

        [416] MF5G: Billington, p. 61.

        [417] Plymouth VRs, p. 668.

        [418] 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. 47, under Edward Bumpass.

        [419] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 117; Anderson, Robert Charles, The Pilgrim Migration, Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2004, [hereinafter Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration], p. 361.

        [420] Kingston VRs, p. 391.

        [421] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 15, under Robert Barrow.

        [422] MF5G: Billington, p. 61; MF5G: Cooke, p. 89.

        [423] Kingston VRs, p. 297; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 113.

        [424] Plymouth Co. Probate, Vol. 4, p. 100.

        [425] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21961, Vol. 4, pp. 288‑291. Ichabod, Elisha, Ephraim and Barnabas were under 21, but above the age of 14, and chose Francis Adams to be their guardian, the rest were under 14.

        [426] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 7, Dec. 1721, Mar. 1721/22, June 1722, and Sept. 1722, pp. 47, 50, 56, 59. The road was apparently supposed to lead to the farm of Mr. Charles Little at Jones River. Capt. John Alden of Duxborough, Dr. Caleb Loring of Plimton, and Ebenezer Cob of Plymouth were appointed as a committee to lay out the “convenient metes and bounds,” and John Wadsworth, John Patridge of Duxborough, and Haviland Torrey of Plymouth were then appointed as a committee to “lay out the way” and report back at the December court in 1722.

        [427] Kingston VRs, p. 390, buried in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston. Gravestone has June 17th, while the town records show June 27th, but were probably recorded after the calendar change in 1752.

        [428] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22060; Vol. 13, p. 339.

        [429] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [430] MF5G: Billington, p. 116.

        [431] Kingston VRs, p. 297, marriage intentions recorded 28 May 1727 in Kingston.

        [432] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [433] MF5G: Billington, p. 116-117.

        [434] 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. 144.

        [435] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [436] MF5G: Billington, p. 117; Tilden, Robert J., “Persses?….Persis Who?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Nov. 1991, pp. 330-334.

        [437] Plymouth VRs, p. 180, marriage intentions recorded 17 Apr. 1725 in Plymouth.

        [438] MF5G: Billington, p. 117.

        [439] Kingston VRs, p. 204.

        [440] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [441] MF5G: Billington, p. 119.

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

        [443] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [444] MF5G: Billington, p. 119.

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

        [446] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [447] MF5G: Billington, p. 120. Her surname is thought to have been a variation of “Thayer,” but she had not yet been placed in the Thayer family of Plymouth Colony.

        [448] Kingston VRs, p. 296.

        [449] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [450] MF5G: Billington, p. 120; Faunce, James Freer, The Faunce Family History and Genealogy, Akron, OH, 1967, [hereinafter Faunce, Faunce Family], p. 27; MF5G: Cooke, pp. 158-159, 400.

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

        [452] MF5G: Billington, p. 121.

        [453] Kingston VRs, p. 297.

        [454] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [455] MF5G: Billington, p. 122; Faunce, Faunce Family, p. 27; MF5G: Cooke, pp. 159-159, 401.

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

        [457] Plymouth VRs, p. 21.

        [458] 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.

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

        [460] MF5G: Billington, p. 61.

        [461] MF5G: Chilton, pp. 21, 58.

        [462] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

        [463] MF5G: Chilton, p. 8.

        [464] MF5G: Chilton, p. 5.

        [465] MF5G: Chilton, p. 1-3.

        [466] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 1, p. 16.

        [467] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323; MF5G: Chilton, p. 58; MF5G: Cooke, p. 245.

        [468] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241.

        [469] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 26, p. 216.

        [470] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 517.

        [471] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12638; Vol. 9, p. 458.

        [472] By the dates of their marriages or their ages at death, it appears that all the children of Josiah Leonard were most likely born before 1717 except Nathan and Samuel Leonard. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 235, says he had John, Josiah, Ezekiel, Samuel, Nathan, Elizabeth, Mary, and Margene, but does not say which wife was the mother of which children. Wood, in MF5G: Cooke, p. 245, agrees with my assessment, with the exception of son Ezekiel, whose birth he puts at about 1718, making him a son of Abigail Washburn, however Ezekiel would have been much too young to marry in 1732 if he were not born until 1718. He must, therefore, have been a son of Margery Washburn instead of Abigail.

        [473] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 155; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 243.

        [474] Calculated from her age at death.

        [475] MF5G: Cooke, p. 279.

        [476] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241.

        [477] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [478] Taunton VRs, Vol. 3, p. 210.

        [479] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 126.

        [480] Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 126: marriage of Joseph Crossman and Sarah Alden on 24 Nov. 1685 in Taunton; 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. 97.

        [481] Easton VRs, p. 25, Deborah Crossman, wife of Joseph Crossman, died 4 May 1731.

        [482] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.

        [483] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 97, calculated from his age at death.

        [484] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 325, citing Chaffin, William L., History of the Town of Easton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, MA, 1886, repinted in 1975, p. 48.

        [485] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 456, “in 81st year,” buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [486] Calculated from her age at death.

        [487] Bond, Henry, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Boston, 1860, [hereinafter Bond, Early Settlers of Watertown], p. 276.

        [488] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 244.

        [489] MF5G, Vol. 2: James Chilton, Addendum, p. 2, from Hopkinton Vital Records.

        [490] Calculated from his age at death; MF5G: Chilton, p. 59.

        [491] Wakefield, “The Tilson Family,” p. 38-39; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 743; MF5G: Cooke, p. 243.

        [492] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 243.

        [493] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [494] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323.

        [495] Wakefield, “The Tilson Family”, p. 38-39.

        [496] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 518, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [497] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12639; Vol. 16, p. 47.

        [498] Calculated from the date of his marriage in 1732 if he was the Ezekiel Leonard who married Joanna Hudson in 1732.

        [499] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 199: marriage of Daniell Hutson and Mary Orcut on 19 May 1697 in Bridgewater; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 201, does not list a daughter Joanna.

        [500] Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1903, [hereinafter Southborough VRs], p. 122, under “Lennard.”

        [501] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 209; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 598.

        [502] Plymouth VRs, p. 88; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 113; Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 5, p. 183.

        [503] Calculated from his age at death.

        [504] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 599; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 209; Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. 3, pp. 1510-1513.

        [505] Plymouth VRs, p. 87; Plympton VRs, p. 365; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 113.

        [506] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 1, p. 16.

        [507] MF5G: Cooke, p. 186, from Plymouth Church Records Vol. 1, pp. 194, 209.

        [508] Per Jayne Pratt Lovelace, noted Pratt family researcher.

        [509] Plympton VRs, p. 503.

        [510] Plymouth VRs, p. 88: marriage of Abiall Fuller and Annis Parker on 19 Feb. 1702/3 in Plymouth; Plympton VRs, p. 478: death of Abiall Fuller, 20 Apr. 1720, in Plympton, aged 43 years. She must have been the widow of Abial Fuller because administration of the estate of Annis Pratt, of Plympton, was granted to her son, Abiel Fuller, of Plympton, on 10 Feb. 1760.

        [511] They were probably married sometime between the death of Martha Pratt, in 1723, and when Daniel Pratt wrote his will, in 1739.

        [512] Plympton VRs, p. 503.

        [513] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16080; Vol. 8, pp. 46, 49, 178; Vol. 15, p. 434.

        [514] Plympton VRs, p. 503.

        [515] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16057; Vol. 15, pp. 451, 500; Plympton VRs, p. 103: birth of Abiall, son of Abiall and Annis Fuller, on 17 Mar. 1711/12 in Plympton.

        [516] Plympton VRs, p. 157. The birth date is listed as “____ 28, 1707.”

        [517] MF5G: Cooke, p. 165.

        [518] Plympton VRs, p. 364.

        [519] Plympton VRs, p. 157.

        [520] Plymouth VRs, p. 174.

        [521] Per her father’s will, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Plympton, Plymouth, Middleborough, or Bridgewater, MA.



L APPENDIX Λ: The Will of Thomas Washburn, of Bridgewater (1730): *

In the Name of God Amen this     Day of March anno Dom 1729/30 [a blank space left for the day]

I Thomas Washburn of Bridgwater in ye County of Plymouth in New England being far advanced in Years, & yet of sound Mind & Memory, Thanks be given to God therefore, And knowing that it appointed to Man once to dy, do Make & Ordain this my last Will & Testament, That is to Say I—

First of all I Give my Soul into the hands of God who gave it Hoping thro Jesus Chrust My Saviour for a full & free Pardon of All my Sins, & my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executors hereafter named, And as touching Such Worldly Estate as God has blest me with I Dispose of the Same as followeth—

1. I Will that all my just Debts be faithfully & truly paid by my Executors

2. Item I Give unto my beloved Wife Abigail Washburn all those Goods She brought with her, and all that She has gotten since, and two Cows, half the Sheep, & all the Swine, and ye Iron Kettle & ye Improvement of my Dwelling House & Barns & ye horses ye One half of the Cow Pasture above ye Way, of all my land below ye Way, & Liberty to cut fire wood on any of my Land during her natural life as also my Bed & Furniture. I Give her during Life: and further I do appoint my said Wife together with my Cousin John Washburn of sd Bridgewater to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament—

3. Item, I Give to my Eldest Son Nathaniel Washburn twelve Pence having Given him his Portion formerly

4. Item I Give to my Second Son, Thomas Washburn twelve Pence having given him his Portion formerly—

5. Item I Give to my Youngest son Timothy Washburn twleve Pence having given him his Portion Formerly.  6. Item. I Give to my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth Conant Widow twelve Pence having given her her Portion formerly—

7. I Give to my Daughter Hephsibah Hutchinson the Wife of John Hutchinson Deceased, to her I Give twelve Pence She having had her Portion formerly—

8. Item. I Give to my Daughter Patience’s Children twelve pence a piece their mother having received her Portion before her Death—

9. Item I Give to my Daughter Deliverance Jennings twelve Pence She having had her Portion formerly—And further my Will is that if any that of any thing of my moveable Estate remain after ye before mentioned Legasies ffuneral Charges, & all other just Debts be fully answered & paid, that it be equally divided amongst my Daughters.

In Witness whereof I have Set my hand & Seal the day & year above mentioned—the words, My Dwelling House & Barn & were Interlined in ye 15th line before Signing & Sealing

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared

By ye sd. Thomas Washburn to be his last Will

& Testament In Presence of us

              his

William  O  Orcutt                                                                                                                Thomas Washburn   (seal)

             mark

John Washburn ju—

Nathl. Washburn ju.

 

December 4, 1732 William Orcutt Jno Washburn junr, & Nathl Washburn junr made oath that they Saw ye above named Thomas Washburn (Decd) Sign Seal & Heard him Declare ye above written to be his last Will & Testament And that they at ye Same time in presence of ye Testator Set to their Hands as Witnesses & yt according to the best of their observation he was of a sound & disposing Mind & Memory  Before

                                                                                                                                —Isaac Winslow Judge of Probt.

 

Letter of Administration, dated 4 Dec. 1732, committed to “unto Abigail Washburn Relict Widow of ye sd Deceasd & to John Washburn Cousin to ye Deceased Executors in ye Same Will Named” to administer upon the estate of Thomas Washburn late of Bridgewater.

 

A true Inventory of all the Personal Estate that Mr. Thomas Washburn late of Bridgewater in ye County of Plymouth in New-England died Seized of, Taken at Bridgwater by Joseph Edson John Kingman & David Johnson the eighth day of December 1732 as followeth—

                                                                                                                                                                        £            s            d

Three Pewter Platters & three Basons                                                                                                      3          12

Four Plates & four Porringen                                                                                                                                 14

A Quart pot, a tin pan, a pint pot & a barrel                                                                                                          5

Twelve earthen Dishes, & other Earthen vessels                                                                                               13

Wooden Dishes, Trays, Pots, Kettles & a Skillet                                                                                   3            0

A Churn a Pail, Tubs, a Warming Pan with a Spice Mortar                                                                  2            3

A Meal Bag & Sieves                                                                                                                                  0            6

A Widows Bed Bolster three Coverlets & two Blankets                                                                       7            0

A Pillow Case Sheets & Table Linnen                                                                                                      5            3

a Box Iron & Several Sorts of Yarn                                                                                                           4            5

Two Pieces of New Cloth                                                                                                                           3          10

Three Cows at 5£ 15S a piece                                                                                                                    17            5

A Horse                                                                                                                                                         2

Eight Sheep                                                                                                                                                   5          12

Hay in theBarn                                                                                                                                           10            0

Three Young Swine                                                                                                                                     2          16

An old Cyder Mill                                                                                                                                                      8

A Grindstone & an hundred & eighty feet of Boards                                                                                        12

A Break, fforks & Rakes                                                                                                                                         10

A Plow & Horse Gears                                                                                                                                2            8

Two old Chains a Clevis & horse fetters                                                                                                 2            6

Aces[?] Hoes Beetle-rings & Wedges                                                                                                     1            2

An Old Spade & Shovel                                                                                                                                           5

A prow[?] drawing knife & Sickles                                                                                                                         8

A Chorrel Augurs Hammer & Pincers                                                                                                                    9

Two Saws & a Burning Iron                                                                                                                                   20

Tables Chairs Cards & Wheels                                                                                                                 2            2

Hia apparell Linnen Woollen & Leather                                                                                                 14            2

An old Bed & Bolster & five mean Coverings                                                                                        4            5

Three bed Heads, Cords & under Beds                                                                                                   1            0

Four Chests & a Box                                                                                                                                   2            8

Corn meal Barrels Cyder & Powder Tubs                                                                                              15            2

Baskets Rinds & Riddle a Hat Chet & an old brass kettle wth some knifes                                         3          14

A Spit, fork, knives, trenches, Scales & Weights                                                                                               12

A frying Pan a Goose & Shares                                                                                                                             12

Wooled Combs Wool & flax                                                                                                                      2          12

A Bag & Salt Beans & Tobacco                                                                                                                2            2

A Pole ring Beehives & Some other Lumber                                                                                                       13

A Saddle Pillion & other horse ffurniture                                                                                                1

A Gun a Staff hammels tongs shie[?] & dogs                                                                                         2            5

Inkhorn Books & a Basket of Linnen Tuifles[?]                                                                                     1            7

                                                                                                Joseph Edson

                                                                                                John Kingman

                                                                                                David Johnson

 

The inventory was presented in probate court on 9 Dec. 1732. Abigail Washburn and John Washburn, the executors, made oath to the inventory on 13 Dec. 1732.

On 16 March 1737 an account was presented by one of the executors, and approved, but the name of the executor was omitted in recording. The entires “He died indebted to me for Eight Days Work” £1, 4s, and “Paid to his Widow” £3, 3s, 6d, show that John Washburn presented the account. Payments had been made to “Doctr Ames” and Thomas Hayford.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 6, pp. 246-247 (the will), and pp. 261-262 (the inventory) from FHL microfilm #0550512. The accounting abstracted by George Ernest Bowman from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 7, p. 376, and published in The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 16, p. 52.

 

 

M APPENDIX Μ: The Will of Sergeant Samuel Washburn, of Bridgewater (1720): *

In the name of God Amen. The 13th day of March 1720. I Samuel Washbourn of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth in New England Yeoman being very weack of body but of Sund mind and memory thanks be given to god therefor, Calling to mind the Mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed to all men Once to dye, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to Say—principally and first of all I recommend and give my Soul into the hands of that God that gave it and as for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executor and as Touching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased the Lord to Bless me with, I give and demise and dispose of the same in manner & form following. That is to Say.

Imprimis. I give unto my welbeloved wife Deborah Washbourn the Improvement of the easterly end of my now dwelling house and Shop & Celler with the One half of the Incomes or profit of my homestead or homeliving during her Natural Life or Widdowhood in Case she Shall not Marry again. Also I give unto her one Third part of all my movable Estate, and my oxen Cart and wheels, and all my Other husbandry Tackling my Will is Shall be part of her said Third.

Item. I give unto my Son Samuel Washbourn no Lands having already by deed of Gift Given him his Homestead or Home Living and a Lot of Land Lying by Josiah Washbourns, that being my part of my real Estate in my first division that I make of it.

Item. I give unto the heirs of my son Noah Washbourn dec’d Nothing having by a deed of Gift already given them their part or portion of Lands and Other Estate to.

Item. I give Unto the heirs of my Son Israel Washbourn deceased the Improvement of the Westerly end of my dwelling house, with the Improvement of one half of my Homestead or Home Living, during the Natural life of my wife Deborah having Given to their father a deed of Gift of my Homestead after my decease and the decease of my wife Deborah. Item I give to my son Nehemiah nothing in this first division having given him by deed his Full part of my Estate in this division.

Item I give unto my Son Benjamin Washbourn his heirs and Assigns all that tract of Land on which he now dwelleth being about fourty eight rods whde Joyning at One end partly upon the great River, and partly to the Lands of Me Kieth deceased butting upon the four mile Line; Also my upland Right in the meadow Right and half my Rights in the Cedar swamp having by deed of Gift given my son Nehemiah the Other half of my right in the Cedar Swamp.

Item. I give unto my daughter Hannah wife of John Kieth to her and to her assigns the One full half of all my movable Estate both within doors and without to be delivered by my executor hereafter named at my decease.

Item I give unto my Grandson Israel Washbourn Son of my son Israel Washbourn dec’d Twenty Shillings to be paid by my Executor to his Gardian for him.

Item. I give unto my Cousin Deliverance Jennings wife to Ephraim Jennings Fourty Shillings in good Bills of Credit to be paid to her by my Executors.

Item. I Constitute and appoint my Two sons Samuel Washbourn and Nehemiah Washbourn to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. And my Will is that all my wearing Clothes of all Sorts be Equally divided between my three Sons Samuel Washbourn Nehemiah Washbourn & Benjamin Washbourn before any division be made.

Item. my Will is that whatsoever Shall appear to be my Estate Either Real or personal after this division be made Shall be Equally divided between my three Sons Samuel Washbourn Nehemiah Washbourn Benjamin Washbourn and my daughter Hannah Kieth: and I do hereby utterly revoak all Other Wills and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness & Confirmation hereof I have Set to my hand and Seale the day and year first above written:

                                                                                                                                            his

Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared                                         Samuel  S  Washbourn

by the said Samuel Washbourn to be his Last                                                          marke

Will and Testament, In presence of              his

Benjamin Allen    Eliezer Carver.    William  O  Orcutt

                                                                          marke

 

Plym. Ps. April the 4th 1720. The abovewritten Benjamin Allen, Eliezer Carver and William Orcutt made Oath that they saw the above named Samuel Washbourn Signe seal and heard him declare the within and abovewritten Instrument to be his Last Will and Testament, and that at the Same time they Set to their hands as Witnesses, and that he then was of a Sound and disposing mind and memory according to the Best of their Observation. Before me

                                                                                                                Israel Winslow, Judge of Probt.

 

The Inventory of the movable Estate of Mr. Samuel Washbourn of Bridgwater, who deceased March the Twenty fourth 1719/20.

Item. To purse & apparel                                                                                                                    £ 16.2.—

Item. To one bed & bolster wityh Lumbar in the Chamber                                                           £  9.16.—

Item. To one bed & Bolster with three Coverlets in the Lower room & ye Napkins                 £  8.3.—

Item. To pewter Iron & Brass Utensells with Some Other Small things                                      £  9.5.—

Item. To Chests Chairs Tables & Other Lumber with the Iron Tools                                          £  6.—.—

Item. To Cart & Wheels with Chains & plows and Other Husbandry Tackling                        £  8.13.—

Item. To Neat Cattle                                                                                                                             £ 31.—.—

Item. To One Horse one Swine & One flitch of Bacon                                                                  £  3.15.—

Item. To Nine yards of Cloath                                                                                                            £  2.5.—

Item. To Arms & Bookes                                                                                                                    £  3.6.—

Item. To an old plow with Horse Chains wedges Schthe & Scythe Tackling & old barrells   £ 1.17.—

This Inventory taken by us the Subscribers March ye 30th Anno 1720

                                                                                                Josiah Edson, Joseph Pratt, John Field

 

On 4 April 1720 Samuel Washburn and Nehemiah Washburn, the executors, made oath to the inventory.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Records, Vol. 4, pp. 217-219, from FHL microfilm #0550510.

On the back of the will is endorsed: “Serjant Washburns Will” observed George Ernest Bowman in The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 16, p. 50.

 

 

Д APPENDIX Д: The Will of Edward Sealley, of Bridgewater (1698): *

This may signifie to all whome it may concern that I Edward Sealley of the town of Bridgwater in ye county of Plimouth in ye Colony of ye Massachusetts, in New England being sick of Body but in sound & Disposing memory blessed be God for ye same Do make this my last will & Testament in manner & form following first & principally I resign my soul into ye mercyfull hands of Almighty God my cunslor [counselor] & my Body I commit to the Earth where it be taken to be decently buried by the Discreshon of my Executrix hereafter named And as for ye worldly Goods & Estate the Lord hath Lent me I bestow thereof as followeth Impris: I Give unto my son Benjamin two thirds of my Interest in Taunton North Purchase And the other third of sd purchase I Give to my son John I say I Give it to them & to their heirs for ever. And if shall please God that my Eldest son Lives till he comes of age that then he shall take ye care of his mother if she continues my widdow. Item I give & Bequeath All my lands within the township of Bridgwater that is to say The 26 acres that I bought of Thomas Snell Lying on the East side of a place called Lathrops Swamp And the Ten acres which my father Haward hath promised to Give and together with all my carpenters tools of one sort or other And all my moveables as Also one sixteenth part of A sawmill I say I Give it to my wife Elizabeth and to her dispose for the Bringing up of my two sons And I do make my Dear and Loving wife Elizabeth Sealley my sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament revoaking all other wills by me here to fore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 25th day of May 1698

Signed Sealed & published                                                                                Edward Sealley   (seal)

In ye presence of

Joseph Hayward

Jonathan Haward

 

Joseph Hayward & Jonathan Hayward the witnesses here named made oath before Wm Bradford Esqr Judge of probate, … on April 17, 1699.

The will was probated on 18 Apr. 1699, and Elizabeth, the widdow of Edward Sealley, was made executrix of the estate.

 

The inventory of Edward Sealley of Bridgwater, dated 19 Apr. 1699, was appraised by Samuel Allen Senr, William Brett, and David Perkins, and it totalled £122 13s, which included his lands in Taunton North Purchase, valued at £14, his lands in Bridgwater on the East side of Lathrops Swamp, valued at £8, “stock of neat cattle & hogs,” valued at £17, and £29 in cash.

Elizabeth Sealley, relict & widdow of Edward Sealley, gave her oath to the inventory on 25 May 1699.

 

* Transcribed in full by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 1, pp. 303-304, from FHL microfilm #0550708.

 

 

N APPENDIX Ν: The Will of James Washburn, of Bridgewater (1747): *

In the Name of God amen, This fourteenth day of January Anno Domini One Thousand seven hundred & forty seven, I James Washburne of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth in New England yeoman being none in health of Body, & of a disposing mind & memory, thanks be to god for it, yet calling to mind the Mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make & Ordain this my last will & Testament. That is to Say Principally and first of all, I Give & Recomend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it trusting in ye menh death & suffering of the Lord Jesus Christ for the full & free pardon of all my sins, and to In herrit everlasting life & my body I commend to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, Nothing doubting but at the Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the power of God all mighty & touching such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in the life I Give & dispose of the same in the following manner and form that is to say—

Imprs  My Will is that all my just debts and funeral charges should be paid in a Convenient time after my Decease—

Item, I Give and bequeath unto my son Edwd Washburne (over and above what I have given him heretofore by Deed) the sum of five Shillings old tenour—

Item I Give & bequeath unto my son Moses Washburne (over and above what I have already given him by Deed) the sum of five shillings old tenour—

Item, I Give unto my son Gideon Washburne (besides what I have already given him by Deed) my cart & wheels, Betle & Wedges and also I give unto my son Gideon to his heirs & asigns forever all my real Estate that I have not before disposed of and I do order my sd son Gideon to pay all my debts and to pay out the several Legaceys herein contained and mentioned and I do nominate & appoint him to be the Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament—

Item I Give and bequeath unto the heirs of my son James Washburne deceasd namely, Ruben Washburne, Simeon Washburne, Ebenezer Washburne, Josiah Washburne, & Mary Washburne, five shillings a piece old tenour, having heretofore given my said son James in his life time a Deed of lands—

Item, I Give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of William Snow (besides what I have alredy given her) the sum of five Shillings New tenour.—

Item, I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anna (besides what I have already Given her) the Sum of five Shillings old tenour.

I Give and bequeath unto my three daughters, namely, Sarah the wife of Henry Caswell, Martha the wife of Robert Richmond, & Elizabeth the wife of Elisha Haward jur., all my Indoor and out of Door moveables which I have not disposed off to be Equally divided between them—

Further I Give & bequeath unto my said son Gideon all my Wareing apparell—

And I do hereby disanull all former Wills Executors Legacys and Bequest by me in anywise heretofore named willed & bequeathed ratyfieing & confirming this & no other to be my last Will and Testament. In

In Witness and confirmation hereof, I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the day & year aforemention’d—

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced

and declared by the said James Washburne

as his last Will & Testament In presence

of the Subscribers                                                                                                his

John Washburne                                                                                   James   W   Washburne  (seal)

Abisha Washburne                                                                                           marke

Josiah Edson jur.

 

Plimo. Sc, July the 3d 1749. This will being presented by the Executor therein named for Probate the sd John Washburne & Abisha Washburne made oath that they saw the above named James Washburne Sign & Seal & heard him declare this Instrument to be his last Will & Testament, & that they together with Josiah Edson jur. Eqr Subscribed as Witnesses & in his presence & that he was then of Sound mind

                                                                                                Before me Jno Cushing Judge of Probt

 

On 21 July 1749 the inventory of James Washburn was taken by Josiah Edson, Jr., Samuel Kinsley and Eleazer Carver. It was sworn to on 1 Aug. 1749 by Samuel Kinsley, and on 5 Aug. 1749 by Josiah Edson and Eleazer Carver. Gideon Washburne, the executor, made oath to the inventory on 7 Aug. 1749.

 

* Transcribed in full by John A. Maltby from a photocopy of Plymouth County Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 236-238. The inventory was abstracted by George Ernest Bowman from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 11, p. 249, and published in The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 16, p. 53.

 

 

Ј APPENDIX Ј: The Will of John Ames, of Bridgewater (1755): *

In the Name of God Amen. the Thirtyeth day of December Anno Domi 1755, John Ames of Bridgwater in the County of Plimouth Yeoman being Sick in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be Given to God for it and calling to mind, the mortality of my body; and knowing that it is appointed unto all men Once to die, do make and ordain this My Last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all I Give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like decent maner at the discretion of my Executor; Nothing doubtg but at the Generall Resurection I Shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as Touching such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give & divise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Impris, It is my will and I do Order that in the first place all my Just debts and funerall charges be paid and Satisfied out of my moveable estate

Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Ames who I constitute Joynt Executor with my son Benjamin (of this my last Will and Testament) all my Houseing and Homestead lands Togather with my flag meadow lot and all my Swampee lots at Cutting Cove Lying upon the River both that which was layed out for merly and of late, and my half lot of Cedarswamp in the Old Cedarswamp; and the Lot of land that I bought of Solomon Perkins; and my two half purchase rights; one half purchase right that was Ames’s; and the Other half purchase right that was Washbourn’s; and all the land that is Granted to be Laied out, (that is not yet laied out) upon said rights; and a Gore of Cedarswamp in the Little Cedarswamp, Lying in Partnership with Edward Howard, and Jonathan Howard, and the Heirs of David Howard deceased; and my Pew in the Meeting House; Als the best Yoke of Oxen and two Cows and five Calves, and a mare and Colt; and Whereas my daughter Deborah is under indisposition of body and minde, my will is that my son Jonathan take care & provide for her support—

Item, I Give to my Son Daniel Ames the westerly end of that Tract of Land that I bought of Capt. William Reed being a bout One Hundred Acres with the buildings thereon, Bounded Easterly by the land of Thomas Hussey, and also half my right in the Cedarswamp called Cutting Cove Cedarswamp, and also a two year and vantage Colt (that is to say a year and half old)

Item, I Give to my son Benjamin Ames whom I Constitute & Ordain Joynt Executor with my son Jonathan of this my Last Will & Testament Half my right in Cutting Cove Cedarswamp and two Cattle of a year and advantage old I having already Given him two Hundred pounds Lawfull money.

Item, I Give to my Daughter Sarah Packard the wife of Abial Packard One quarter part of my Sixty Acre lot that lyeth on the Easterly Side of Black Brook so called, and one quarter part of that lot of land that Lyeth in Partnership with Nathan Ames near black Brook, and also one third part of fourteen Cattle, viz. One Yoke of Oxen, Seven Cowes four year and vantage’s & One calfe, that is to Say One third part of the value of sd Cattle; and One third part of the indore moveables in the House Excepting the indian Corn, Grane meet and Cidar

Item I Give to my daughtr Abigail Waid wife of Thomas Wade One quarter part of my Sixty Acre lot, that Lyeth on the Westerly Side of Black brook so called, and One quarter part of that lot of Land that lyeth in Partnership with Nathan Ames near black Brook, and also one third part of fourteen Cattle; and also the Improvement of my House and Lands On the South Side of Mill Mill brook, on both Sides of the road to be Improved by my son in Law Thomas Waid and my Daughter Abigail as they see cause and to be Improved by the longest liver of them two and after there decease to be equally divided among my three Sons namely Jonathan, Daniel and Benjamin, or their Representatives that Shall Legally represent them in the Law; and also one third part of ye Indore moveables in the House Excepting the Indian-Corn, Grane meat Cydar and flax.

Item, I Give to my daughter Deborah Ames, one Quart part of My Sixty acre Lot that lyeth On the Easterly Side of Black Brook so called, and One quarter part of a Lot of Land that Lyeth in Partnership with Nathan Ames near black brook.

Item I Give to my Three Grandchildren, viz. Joseph Basset, Doratha Basset and Sarah Bassett, Ten acres of Land Adjoining to the lands that was their fathers, on the Southerly part thereof; also one quarter part of my Sixty Acre lot of land on the Easterly Side of black Brook; Also one Quart part of a Lot of land that lyeth in Partnership with Nathan Ames near Black brook; and als I Give to my Granddaughter Sarah Basset the third part of fourteen Cattle, viz. One York of Oxen, Seven Cows, four year and vantages, and one Calfe, that is to say One third part of the value of said Cattle; I Likewis Give to my Cowzen Thomas Ames a Part or piece of Cedarswamp at the Southerly end of the little Cedarswam One the South Side of the Town river that was layed out in Partnership with him. I Further Give my Executor that is to Say one of them namely my Son Jonathan all my real and personall Estate that I have not otherwise disposed of. and I do hereby utterly disalow revoke revok and disanull all and every Other and former Testaments & Wills and Executors by me in any wise heretofore named Expressed or Bequeathed ratifying this and no Other to by my last Will and Testament—In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year above writen

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced                                                           John Ames  (seal)

and Declared by the said John Ames

to be his last Will and Testament

In the Presence of us the Subscribers,

Jonathan Howard

Nathan Howard

John Ames Junr.

 

Probated on 3 Feb. 1756. Presented for probate by Jonathan Ames, one of the executors named, the other namely Benjamin having renounced the Executorship, and proved by Nathan Howard and John Ames, two of the witnesses, who testified that Jonathan Howard and Joseph Ames also subscribed as witnesses.

 

Benjamin Ames’ letter renouncing Executorship also dated 3 Feb. 1756, “by reason of my infirmity of body, am unable to under take the Trust,” signed at Scituate.

 

The bond of Jonathan Ames as executor was posted on 3 Feb. 1756, with Jonathan Howard and Joseph Ames as sureties.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 14, pp. 209½-212, from FHL microfilm #0551542.

 

 

α APPENDIX α: The Will of Abigail Wade, of Bridgewater (1789): *

In the Name of God Amen—the twenty fourth day of April in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty nine I Abigail Wade widow of Mr Thomas Wade Late of Bridgwater in the county of Plymouth and commonwealth of Massachusetts in New England Housewright deceased being advanced in age, and under some bodily infirmity yet through devine Goodness of sound and disposing mind and memory, and calling to mind the frailty and mortality of my body as well as the soul’s immortality & the duty of Setting my house in order before death, do now proceed to make & ordain this to be my Last will & testament, and First of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of that God who Gave it trusting in the merits and intercession of Jesus Christ my saviour for pardon Grace & Glory and my body I commit unto the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, nothing doubting but the same shall be raised again at the General Resurrection to a Glorious immortality, and with Respect to my worldly Interest which I Leave behind I dispose of it in the Following manner viz~

Imprimis—I Give and bequeath unto my nephew Mr. Joseph Bassett of said Bridgwater Gentleman one milk Cow, also one Feather Bed with a Striped tickin, together with the Furniture belonging to said Bed, and one half my pewter saving one Large platter and two plates, which I herein afterwards Give to my Niece Mrs. Dorothy Packard widow of David Packard deceased—I also Give to him the said Joseph my Pew in the Front Gallery in the meeting house in the north precinct of said Bridgwater which formerly belonged to Joshua Packard

Item—I Give and bequeath unto my Niece Mrs. Dorothy Packard widow of Mr. David Packard deceased one Large pewter platter & two pewter plates—

Item—I Give and bequeath unto my Niece Mrs. Sarah Dyer the wife of Mr. Christopher Dyer, my best feather bed with the plain tickin, together with all the furniture belonging to said Bed, and I also Give her the one half of all my pewter saving one Large platter and two plates which I have herein before mentioned and Given to Mrs Dorothy Packard.

Lastly—I do hereby nominate and appoint the above named Joseph Bassett & Mr Christopher Dyer of said Bridgwater yeomen to be joint and Sole Executors upon this my Last will and testament, and I do hereby Give and bequeath unto my said Executors all my wearing apparell & all the Residue of my Estate not herein before named and otherways disposed of, to be equally divided betwixt them, and my will is that all my just debts and Charges shall be paid by my said Executors in equal halves and out of that part of my Estate which I have Given to them to be equally divided as aforesaid, and I do hereby order and direct said Executors to pay said debts equally as aforesaid, and I do hereby revoke, disanull and make utterly void all other wills, heretofore made by me, hereby Ratifying & confirming this to be my Last will and testament—In witness & testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid—

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced                                                           her

& declared by the sd Abigail Wade to                                                Abigail  X  Wade

be her Last will & testament in presence                                                     mark

of                            Libeus Fobes

                James Snow

                James Leach

 

Probated on 2 Nov. 1789, presented for probate by Joseph Bassett and Christopher Dyer, the Executors, and proved by Libeus Fobes and James Leach, two of the witnesses.

Christopher Dyer declined as Executor in favor of Joseph Bassett on 18 Nov. 1789, and Joseph Bassett posted bond as Executor, with Libeus Fobes and James Leach as his sureties.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 31, p. 131-132, from FHL microfilm #0550716.

 

 

Ð APPENDIX Ð: The Will of Daniel Pratt, of Plympton (1739): *

In the Name of God Amen. Daniel Pratt of The Town of Plympton In the County of Plymouth In New England yeoman being Sick but of Perfect & Disposing Memory Thanks be Given unto almighty God for the Same, but Calling to Mind the Mortallity of My Body & Knowing that It is appointed for all men once to Dye Do make and ordain this My Last will & Testament—

Imprimis I Will & Bequeath My Soul unto God that Gave it Me & my body to the Dust to be Decently Burried at the Discretion of My Executrix hereafter Named Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurection I Shall Receive the Same again by the Mighty Power of God and as Touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath Please God to Bless Me in the Life I Dispose of in the Following Maner—

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Loving wife Annes Pratt one Third part of the Improvement of my whole Estate both Real & Personal So Long as She Remains my widdow Except what Lands I Give unto my Loveing Son Benjamin Pratt in this Present will & my wareing apparrel and if in Case She Shall Marry again then my will is She Shall have one Third part of my Personel Estate to be her own forever Except My wareing apparrel abovesd

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Benjamin Pratt all my Lands & Meadow that I bought of James Wright lying at a Place Called Mehutchel In Plympton aforesd. Excepting ten acres to be first Taken out to belong unto my Two Loveing Sons James Pratt and Joshua Pratt sd Ten acres to Exstend from the Brook by Eleazer Cushmans by Middleborough Road until it Comes to ye westerly Corner Bounds of My Land & So to Exstend Into my Land So far in width as will make ten acres by a True Measurement, all which Land & Meadow abovesd. with ye Dwelling house Thereon I Do Give unto My sd Son Benjamin & unto his heirs & assigns forever Excepting the Ten acres abovesd. to belong unto My Two Sons James & Joshua as abovesd. I Do also Give unto my sd Son Benja. My Best half—

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son James Pratt The whole of my Land I Bought of Capt. William Shurtleff lying In Plympton aforesd. and also the Land adjoyning I Bought of Zachariah Weston and also all that part of The Land I Bought of the Heirs of Abiel Fuller Deceasd lying on the North Easterly Side of the Rhoad that goes Throh the Land I Bought of Capt. Shurtleff abovesd. & Leads to my Now Dwelling house until it Comes to the Common Rhoad that goes Through my Land where I Now Dwell & Thence Bounded by sd. Rhoad until it Comes to the Land of Joel Ellis Junr. I also Give unto my sd. Son the Land and Meadow within the Bounds following viz begining at a Red Oak Tree marked on four Sides Standing in ye. Range of Jonathan Smiths Land & Thence Ranging North Ten Degrees & half west to a forked Sural Maple Marked on four Sides Standing by whelstons Vinyard Brook, where the Brook runs near the upland & thence North Twenty one Degrees East Twenty Two Pole to a Stake & heap of Stones on the upland & Thence South Thirty four Degrees East To a Smal Walnut Tree marked with Stones about it and Thence on the Same range to the Land Called Mullinsons Lott & thence by the Rand of sd. Mullinsons Lott to the aforesd. Brook & from sd. Brook by the range of Jonathan Smith Land unto ye Bounds first Mentioned. I also Give my sd. Son a Strip of Land adjoyning to ye. sd. Mullinsons Lott of four rod in Bread Exstending from the South Easterly Corner of the Last Mentioned Land until it Comes to the South west Corner of the Land I Bought of the sd. Zachariah Weston which I have Given my sd. Son in this Present will all which Several Percels of Land and Meadow with the House & Barn Standing Thereon I Do Give unto my sd. Son James Pratt, & unto his heirs & assigns forever. Provided he his heirs Executors Shall pay ye one half of my Just Debts & Funeral Charges & Such Legacys as I Shall appointe him to pay unto four of My Children in the Present will to be hereafter Named. I Do also Give my sd. Son My Gun before any Division of My Moveable Estate be Made. I Do also Give unto my sd. Son one Third part of My Moveable Estate Both within Doars & without: Farther I Do Give unto My sd. Son the one half of the Ten acre Lott of Land above Discribed adjoyning to the Land I Gave unto my Son Benjamin. I also Give unto my sd Son James the one half of My Cedar Swamp & the half of My Lott of Land in the Last Division of Commons which sd. Last Mentioned Lands & Cedar Swamp I Do Give unto my sd. Son James Pratt & unto his heirs & assigns forever be his heirs Executors of administrators paying the one half of my Just Debts & Such Lagaceys as I Shall appointe him to pay as abovesd.—

Item I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Joshua Pratt my Now Dwelling house and Barn & all my Lands & Meadows that I have not already Disposed of in Plympton Plymouth or Else where together with the one half of my Cedar Swamp all which Lands Meadows Houseing & Cedar Swamps I Do Give unto my sd Son Joshua Pratt & unto his heirs & assigns forever. Provided he his heirs Executors or administrators Shall pay the one half of my Just Debts & Funeral Charges and all Such Legaceys as I Shall appointe & order him to pay unto four of my Children in this Present will to be here after Named. I Do also Give unto my Son Joshua Pratt one Third Part of my Moveable Estate Both within Doars & without—

Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Nathl. Pratt the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid him his heirs or assigns in Bills of Credit of the old Tenor or in Moveables Equal to the Value of the sd. Bills at their Present time that is to Say the Sum of Seven Pounds ten Shillings, thereof to be paid him by my Sd. Son James Pratt within Two years after he the sd. James Shall arive to Twenty one years of age & the Sum of Seven Pounts, ten Shillings, ye. Remaining part Thereof to be paid him by my Son Joshua Pratt In the Same Speicee & Tennor as the former within Two years after the sd. Joshua Shall arive to ye. age of Twenty one years whome I Do appointe viz my Two Son James & Joshua to pay ye. abovesd. Sum in the Speicee Tennor & Times above Excpress which sd Sum of Fifteen Pounds with what I have already Done for my sd Son Nathl Pratt I Esteam to be his Proportion of my Estate—

Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Jabez Pratt the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid him by my Two Sons James & Joshua in the Same Speccie Tennor & times they are to pay my Son Nathaniel Pratt abovenamed which sd Sum of Fifteen Pounds with which I have Allready Done for my sd. Son Jabez I Esteam his full Proportion of My Estate—

Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Daughter Easter the wife of John Howard the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid by my Two Sons Namely James & Joshua In the Same Specie Tennor & Times they are to pay My sd. Son Nathl. Pratt abovenamed which sd. Sum of Fifteen Pounds with which I have already Done for her I Esteam her full Proportion of My Estate—

Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Daughter Sarah ye wife of Joshua Donham the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid unto her by my aforesd. Two Sons Namely James & Joshua in the Same Specie Tennor & times they are to pay my Son Nathl. Pratt abovenamed, which sd. Sum of Fifteen Pounds with what I have already Done for her I Esteam her full Proportion of My Estate—

Lastly I Do Nominate & appointe my Loveing wife Annis Pratt to be Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament. I also Request my Loveing Son Benjamin Pratt to be aiding & assisting to my sd. Executrix hereby Revoking all other & former wills Either written or Verble by me hereto fore made or Done hereby Ratifying & Confirming this my Last will to Remain Firm & Inviolable. In Testimory whereof I the afore sd. Daniel Pratt have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal ye Thirtyth Day of March In ye Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine 1739—

Signed Seald Pronounced & Declared by ye sd Daniel Pratt

to be his Last Will & Testament In the Presence of

Othniel Campbell

Joseph Perkins                                                                                                     Daniel Pratt  (seal)

Joseph Lucas

 

Plymouth Sc May ye 18th 1739 The sd Mr. Othniel Campbell Joseph Perkins & Joseph Lucas Made Oath that they Saw ye above Named Daniel Pratt Sign & Seal & heard him Declare this Instrument to be his Last Will & Testament and that they in the Presence of the Testator Subscribed as Witnesses at ye Same time and that according to the Best of their Judgments & observations he was then of a Sound & Disposing Mind and Memory—

                                                                                                                                Before me John Cushing Judge of Probate

 

*Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 8, pp. 46-48, from FHL microfilm #0551531.