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BIRTHS 21 November 1700-1800

 

  • Joseph UNDERWOOD was born 21 November 1716 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts[1]; son of Lieutenant Joshua and Mercy (FAIRBANKS) UNDERWOOD; husband of Jemima LELAND.
  • Joseph GAGNÉ was born 21 November 1733 in Petite-Riviére, Charlevoix, Québec, Canada[2]; son of François Xavier and Marie-Geneviève (FILON) GAGNÉ; died 24 October 1784.
  • Daniel BRAGDON was born21 November 1734 in York, York, Maine[3]; son of Daniel Wittum and Mary (BANKS) BRAGDON.
  • Joshua UNDERWOOD was born21 November 1733 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts[4]; son of Joseph and Jemima (LELAND) UNDERWOOD; husband of Lydia EAMES.
  • Rebecca CHIPMAN was born 21 November 1750 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island[5]; daughter of Handley and Jane (ALLEN) CHIPMAN; wife of Samuel BECKWITH.
  • Daniel WEARE was born 21 November 1770 in Granville, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada[6]; son of Elias and Ruth (BANKS) WEARE.
  • Joseph UNDERWOOD was born 21 November 1771 in Rutland, Windsor, Vermont[7]; son of David and Bathsheba (ADAMS) UNDERWOOD; husband of Chloe T. GARNSEY.
  • Allen Hallett COBB was born 21 November 1780 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts[8]; son of Edward and Hannah (HALLET) COBB; husband of Jane FERGUSON and Anna “Nancy” FERGUSON.
  • Catherine JORDAN was born 21 November 1784 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine[9]; daughter of Captain Joshua and Catherine (JORDAN) JORDAN; wife of Nathaniel JORDAN.
  • Nancy ABBOT was born 21 November 1792 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire[10]; daughter of Ezra and Mary (WALKER) ABBOT; wife of James HOYT.

[1] Yates Publishing, “U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 26 March 2018), Joseph Underwood and Jemima Leland; 1716; 1722; 1738.  Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 8 July 2017), Joseph Underwood; FHL microfilm 872789, 164693.  Town clerk offices Massachusetts, “Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 8 July 2017), Joseph Underwood; FHL microfilm 872789.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 26 March 2018), Joseph Underwood; Sherborn Vital Record Transcripts p. 90.  Lucien Marcus Underwood, Underwood Families of America: in two volumes, print (Lancaster, PA: Press of the New Eara Printing Company, 1913), 129-130; images online, Ancestry, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : online 2 April 2018; Joseph Underwood #213.  Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family: in America, 1633-1897, print (Boston: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), 48; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 8 July 2017; Mercy Fairbanks and family.  Lucien Marcus Underwood, Underwood Families of America: in two volumes, print (Lancaster, PA: Press of the New Eara Printing Company, 1913), 16; images online, Ancestry, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : online 2 April 2018; Joshua Underwood #8.

[2] Father Cyprien Tanguay, Dictionnaire généalogique des famiies canadiennes depuis la foundation de la colonie jusqu’à nos jours (Québec, Canada: Eusèbe Senécal, 1871), 124.

[3] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 8 June 2017), Daniel Bragdon; FHL microfilm 12836.

[4] Town clerk offices Massachusetts, “Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 26 March 2018), Joshua Underwood; FHL Microfilm 763666.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 2 April 2018), Joshua Underwood; Vital Records of Holliston; 21 November 1744.  Lucien Marcus Underwood, Underwood Families of America: in two volumes, print (Lancaster, PA: Press of the New Eara Printing Company, 1913), 129-130; images online, Ancestry, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : online 2 April 2018; Joseph Underwood #213.  Lucien Marcus Underwood, Underwood Families of America: in two volumes, print (Lancaster, PA: Press of the New Eara Printing Company, 1913), 143-144; images online, Ancestry, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : online 2 April 2018; Joshua Underwood #242.

[5] Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 25 [Rebecca Chipman #117].

[6] Nova Scotia, Canada Genealogical Socity of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, “Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896,” online images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed ), .

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 29 March 2018), Joseph Underwood; FhL microfilm 859332; 0599197 IT 3.

[8] Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, History of Durnham, Maine: with genealogical notes, online archive (Lewiston, ME: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1899), 105.

[9] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 36 [Catharine Jordan #305].

[10] “New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904,” database online, Family History Library, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 22 May 2017), Nancy Abbot; FHL microfilm 1000480.

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BIRTHS 21 February 1700-1800

  • Jonathan ABBOT/ABBOTT born 21 February 1701 in Kittery, York, Maine[1]; son of John Greene and Abigail (NASON) ABBOT/ABBOTT; husband of Bathsheba BRACKETT.
  • Mary LOWELL born 21 February 1713[2]; daughter of John and Mary (DAVIS) LOWELL; wife of Philip HOYT.
  • John LADD born 21 February 1716/7 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts[3]; son of Daniel and Susanna (HARTSHORN) LADD; died 3 July 1741.
  • Timothy LOWELL born 21 February 1754 in Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire[4]; son of Joseph and Martha (BRADBURY) LOWELL; husband of Olive CARLTON and Martha GREELEY.
  • Abraham LOWELL born 21 February 1774 in Mason, Hillsborough, New Hampshire[5]; son of Moses and Sarah (BRADBURY) LOWELL; husband of Sally INMAN.
  • Charles G. SMITH born 21 February 1777 in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts[6]; son of Doctor Godfrey and Hannah (CALEF) SMITH; husband of Eliza BURNS.
  • Sophia LOWELL born 21 February 1792 in Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont[7]; daughter of Josiah and Susanna (URAN) LOWELL; wife of Philander PARSONS and Benjamin BARLOW.
  • Keziah JORDAN born 21 February 1792[8] ; daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah (MARR) JORDAN; wife of Andrew DAIN.

[1] Maj. Lemuel Abijah Abbott, Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass.,: of his joint descentants with George Abbot, Sr., of Andover, Mass., of the descendants of Daniel Abbott, of Providence, R.I.; of some of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Abbott, of Andover, Mass.; of George Abbott, of Norwalk, CT.; of Robert Abbott, of Brandford, CT.; with brief notes of many others of the name, orginial settlers in the United States, first (self, 1906), 1033; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 May 2017; Jonathan Abbott #18.50.  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 May 2017), Jonathan Abbot; FHL microfilm 11322.

[2] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 29, Mary Lowell; #75.III; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 12 October 2015.

[3] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 24 October 2017), John Lad; FHL microfilm 14767.  Franklin Ladd Bailey, The Genealogy of Thomas Ruggles of Roxbury, 1637, to Thomas Ruggles, of Pomfred, Conn, and Rutland, Vt.: the genealogy of Alitheah Smith, of Hampton, Conn., the wife of Thomas Ruggles, and the genealogy of the descendants – in part – of Samuel Ladd of Haverhill, Mass., print (1896), 41; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 10 August 2017; Daniel Ladd and family.

[4] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 52, Timothy Lowell; #135.IV; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 20 October 2015.

[5] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 55, Abraham Lowell; #148.VIII; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 21 October 2015.

[6] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 2 February 2018), Charles Smith; Newburyport Births, Marriages and Death, page 70.

[7] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 81, Sophia Lowell; #241.II; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 17 November 2015.

[8] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 106 [Keziah Jordan #1399].

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Elizabeth HALEY

Elizabeth is my eighth great grandaunt; we are related through her parents Andrew “King” and Deborah (WILSON) HALEY, my ninth great grandparents.

New Hampshire Gazette

8 March 1765

“Mrs. Elizabeth Hight, aged 99, died in Newington, N.H., the first week beginning Feb. 24, 1765.  She was married four times and had 8 children, and about 300 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, most of whom survived her.”

Elizabeth HALEY was born between 1666 and 1672 in Kittery, York, ME.[1]  She died 24 February 1765 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.[2]  Elizabeth married four times.  She married first John NELSON 1 January 1695 in York, York, ME.[3]  He was born 1668 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH.  He was the son of Charles and Mary (MARTYN) NELSON.  He died in 1702 in Kittery, York, ME.  She married second to William HOYT 10 March 1702.[4]  William was born 8 April 1676 in Salisbury, Merrimack, NH.[5]  His father was Thomas HOYT.  He died before 1718.  She married third to Nicholas HILLIARD 11 December 1718 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH.[6]  He was born 1668 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH.  She married fourth to Deacon John DAM 2 November 1732.[7]  He was born 23 February 1667 in Canada.  John was the son of Sergeant John and Sarah (HALL) DAM.

Elizabeth and John Nelson had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth was born 1696 in Kittery, York, ME. She married Jonathan DOWNING on 15 March 1716 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.[8]
  2. Mary was born 18 July 1698 in Oyster River, Strafford, NH. She married Samuel HILL 22 November 1716 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.[9]  Samuel was born 13 December 1696 in Durham, Strafford, NH. [10] Samuel was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (WILLIAMS) HILL.  He died 2 April 1767 in Strafford County, NH.

Elizabeth and William had the following children:

  1. Sarah was born 1705 in Newington, Rockingham, NH. She married Samuel NUTTER 18 May 1725 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.[11]  Samuel was born about 1704 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.  He is the son of Henry and Mary (SHACKFORD) NUTTER.  He died 10 July 1771 in Newark, Essex, NJ.
  2. William HIGHT was born 1707 Kittery, York, ME. He died 30 November 1782 in Berwick, York, ME.  He was interred at Old Fields Cemetery in South Berwick, York, ME.[12]  He married Elizabeth WALTON 24 October 1734 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.[13]  She was born in 1713 in Berwick, York, ME.  She was the daughter of George and Frances (ALLEN) WALTON. She died 18 April 1776 in Berwick, York, ME.  Her body is interred at Old Fields Cemetery in South Berwick, York, ME.[14]   He married second Mary KINNERSON 19 November 1777 in Berwick, York, ME.  She died 30 November 1782.
  3. John was born 24 Jun 1708 in Rockingham, NH. He died 1783 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.  He married Lydia MILLER 10 December 1728 in Rockingham, NH.[15]  Lydia was born in 1713 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH.  She was the daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (FERNALD) MILLER.  She died in 1763 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH.
  4. Abigail was born in 1710 in Kittery, York, ME. She married George BOYD 31 August 1730 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.[16]  George was born 1708 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.  He died 6 October 1787.
  5. Elizabeth was born about 1715 Newington, Rockingham, NH. She married George COLBATH 28 November 1734 in Newington, Rockingham, NH.[17]  He was born about 1712.  He was the son of George and Mary (PITTMAN) COLBATH.
  6. Charles was born about 1716 in Rockingham, NH.  He died about 1761.  He possibly married twice first to Jane.  Second possible marriage was Alice FROST.

[1] Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 4 April 2015), Elizabeth Haley.  Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 181 [DAM].

[2] Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 181 [DAM].

[3] George Thomas Little, editor, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, online reprint (1909; reprint, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, n.d.), HALEY, Elizabeth Haley; online reprint, Dunham-Wilcox-Trott-Kirk (dunhamwilcox.net : online 4 April 2015.  Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, Old Kittery and her families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903), 641; image online, Google, Google (books.google.com : online 4 April 2015; NELSON.  Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), com., “U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” database on-line, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 4 April 2015), Elizabeth Haley and John Nelson.  Yates Publishing, “U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 4 April 2015), Elizabeth Haley and John Nelson.  Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 181 [DAM], 297 [HALEY], 331 [HILLARD], 352 [HOYT].

[4] George Thomas Little, editor, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, online reprint (1909; reprint, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, n.d.), HALEY, Elizabeth Haley; online reprint, Dunham-Wilcox-Trott-Kirk (dunhamwilcox.net : online 4 April 2015.  Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, Old Kittery and her families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903), 641; image online, Google, Google (books.google.com : online 4 April 2015; NELSON.  Walter Goodwin Davis, author, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) compiled by Maine’s Foremost Genealogist, 1916-1963 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 307, William Hoyt; digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 4 April 2015.Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991),181 [DAM], 297 [HALEY], 331 [HILLARD], 352 [HOYT].

[5] Walter Goodwin Davis, author, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) compiled by Maine’s Foremost Genealogist, 1916-1963 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 307, William Hoyt; digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 4 April 2015.

[6] George Thomas Little, editor, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, online reprint (1909; reprint, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, n.d.), HALEY, Elizabeth Haley; online reprint, Dunham-Wilcox-Trott-Kirk (dunhamwilcox.net : online 4 April 2015.  Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, Old Kittery and her families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903), 641; image online, Google, Google (books.google.com : online 4 April 2015; NELSON.  New Hampshire Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 4 April 2015), Nicholas Hilliard and Elizabeth Hoitt; FHL microfilm 16191.  Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 181 [DAM], 297 [HALEY], 331 [HILLARD], 352 [HOYT].

Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 181 [DAM], 297 [HALEY], 331 [HILLARD], 352 [HOYT].

[8] Charles W. Tuttle, “Church Records of Newington, N.H.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 22 (1868), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 5 April 2015), Jonathan Downing and Elizabeth Nelson; vol. 22, page 23.  Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, Old Kittery and her families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903), 641; image online, Google, Google (books.google.com : online 4 April 2015; NELSON.  Walter Goodwin Davis, author, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) compiled by Maine’s Foremost Genealogist, 1916-1963 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 307, William Hoyt; digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 4 April 2015.

[9] Charles W. Tuttle, “Church Records of Newington, N.H.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 22 (1868), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 5 April 2015), Samuel Hill and Mary Nelson; vol. 22, page 23.  Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, Old Kittery and her families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903), 641; image online, Google, Google (books.google.com : online 4 April 2015; NELSON.   Walter Goodwin Davis, author, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) compiled by Maine’s Foremost Genealogist, 1916-1963 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 307, William Hoyt; digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 4 April 2015.

[10] “Early Records of New Hampshire Families,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 7 (1853), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 5 April 2015), Samuel Hill; vol. 7, page 122.

[11] “New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947,” images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestr.com (www.ancestry.com : online 5 April 2015), Saml Nutter and Sarah Horte.  Charles W. Tuttle, “Church Records of Newington, N.H.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 22 (1868), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 5 April 2015), Samuel Nutter and Sarah Hoit; vol. 7, page 24.   “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” images online, Family History Library, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 4 April 2015), Samuel Nutter and Sarah Hoite; FHL microfilm 1001288.

[12] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 5 April 2015), William Hight; memorial 50045614.

[13] Charles W. Tuttle, “Church Records of Newington, N.H.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 22 (1868), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 5 April 2015), William Hoite and Elizabeth Walton; vol. 22, page 25.

[14] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 5 April 2015), Mrs. Elizabeth Walton Hight; memorial 50045608.

[15] New Hampshire Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 4 April 2015), John Hoitt and Lydia Miller; FHL microfilm 16191.

[16] Charles W. Tuttle, “Church Records of Newington, N.H.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 22 (1868), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 5 April 2015), George Boyde and Abigail Hoyte; vol. 22, page 25.

[17] Charles W. Tuttle, “Church Records of Newington, N.H.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 22 (1868), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 5 April 2015), George Coolbrooth and Elizabeth Hoite; vol. 22, page 25.

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Richard WESTCOAT

Richard is my seventh great granduncle we are related through his parents, my eighth great grandparents, Richard and Hannah (HALEY) WESCOTT.  Richard was a shipwright in York County, ME.[1]  The family resided in in York County, ME.[2]  Richard wrote his will 8 September 1756, about two years before his death.[3]

Richard WESTCOAT was born 1700 in York, York, ME.  He died 5 August 1758.  Richard married Mary WARDWELL 14 May 1729 in York County, ME.[4]  Mary was born 9 March 1711 in York, York, ME.[5]  Mary was the daughter of Eliakim and Ruth (BRAGDON) WARDWELL.  She married second Thomas HASKELL 5 Aug 1758 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.  He was born about 1710.

Richard and Mary had the following children:

  1. Anna was born 2 March 1729 in York, York, ME.[6] She was not named in the will, not sure if she died before him or if she was married and out of the house.
  2. Prudence Mary “Polly” was born 9 Jan 1731 in York, York, ME.[7] She died in Waltham, Hancock, ME.  Prudence married George HASLAM 9 November 1754 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.  George was born in 1735 in East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.  He died 1798 in Waltham, Hancock, ME.  She was not named in the will, not sure if this was an oversight or intentional.
  3. Josiah was born 28 April 1734 in York, York, ME.[8] Josiah married Mary HOYT 14 December 1760 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME.  She was the daughter of John and Lettice (HASTY) HOYT.
  4. Eliakim was born in 1740. He died 3 November 1816 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME.  Although no records were found, he is named in his father’s will.
  5. Joseph was born in 1742. Although no records can be found for him, he is named in his father’s will.
  6. Abigail was born in 1744 and died in December 1798. Although no records can be found for her, she is named in her father’s will.
  7. Although no records can be found for her, she is named in her father’s will.

Will of Richard WESTCOAT[9]
Will Text: In the Name of God Amen, I Richard Westcot of Falmouth in the County of York, and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Shipwright being Weak and infirm of Body, But thro Gods Goodness of a Sound mind & Memory, for which I bless him, and expecting Speedily to be called by Death to appear before God, and be disposed of by him for Eternity; Do therefore make this my last Will & Testament committing my immortal Soul to God, who gave it, and my Saviour who redeemed it; and my Body to the Earth for a Decent Interment, hoping for a part in the Resurrection of the just. And as touching Such Worldly Estate as God has given me, I will & dispose of it in the following Manner.I. My whole Estate real & personal of Land Housing Stock Goods & Chattels Money & Moveables Debts owing to me, excepting as hereafter excepted, I give & bequeath to my eldest Son Josiah Westcot his Heirs & Assigns, under Such Limitations Conditions and Restrictions as Shall hereafter be mentioned.II. But it is to be understood that my Said Son Josiah Westcot on Consideration of his having my Estate as above do be at the Expence of my having a decent Burial that he take good Care that his Mother be well Subsisted & maintained as to every thing She Shall want during her Naturl Life, and that he pay to each of my other Children eight Shillings lawful Money, to each Son the Said Sum when they Shall arrive to the Age of twenty one; and to each Daughter at the Age of Eighteen.III. It is also my Will that my two youngest Sons namely Ioseph Westcoat & Eliakim Westcot do live with my Said Son Josiah Westcot he well providing for them till they Shall arrive to the Age of fourteen Years he having ye profit of their Labour during that term; And also that my two youngest Daughters Abigail Westcot & Alice Westcot do likewise live with my Son Iosiah Westcot till they Shall arrive to age convenient for them to go to live abroad; and that then they do accordingly go abroad to live. And I would have Said Sons Joseph & Eliakim at Liberty to go & live with whom they Shall incline to live after they Shall have arrived to ye Age of fourteen years as before mentioned.IV. I appoint my Said Son Josiah Westcot, Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testamt.V. Though I have given my Son Iosiah Westcot the most of my Estate as above, yet it is to be understood that I reserve So much of it as Shall answer all the above Articles in Case of any Default by him. And I do hereby utterly revoke disallow all former Wills Testaments Legacys & Bequests whatsoever, ratifying this to be my last Will & Testamt. The thirteenth line interlined wth the word Care.In Witness to all above I hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this eighth Day of Septemr in the Year of our Lord 1756 One Thousand Seven hundred & fifty six.Richard Westcot (Seal)Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Sd Richard Westcot as his last Will & Testamt in the Presence of us ye Subscribers Ionathan Freeman Ionathan Freeman junr Willm Tompson.Probated 25 Oct. 1756.

 

[1] Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 719 [WARDWELL], 739 [WESCOTT].

[2] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penobscot, Maine: Their Ancestry and Descendants,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 23 August 2013), William Wescott.  Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 719 [WARDWELL], 739 [WESCOTT].

[3] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penobscot, Maine: Their Ancestry and Descentants,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 23 August 2013), William Wescott.  “Wills Recorded in District of Maine Prvious to 1750, and in York County to 1774: Until 1692 wills were recorded in the Records of the Inferior and Superior Courts,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 9, number 4 (1898), online archives, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 5 March 2015), Richard Westcoat, Oct. 25, 1756; page 116.

[4] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 July 2013), Westcoat & Wardwell 13 May 1729.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Mary Wardwall; FHL microfilm 12836.

[6] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Anna Westcoat; FHL microfilm 12836.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Prudence Westcoat; FHL microfilm 12836.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Josiah Wescott; FHL microfilm 12836.

[9] William M. Sargent, data, “Maine Wills, 1640-1760,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 5 March 2015), Richard Westcot; Probate Office, 9,179.

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