Anne

F, b. circa 1574, d. 28 April 1612
     Anne was born circa 1574 at Reading, Berkshire, England.1 She married Nathaniel Hercy at England.1 Her married name was Hersey. Anne died on 28 April 1612. She was buried on 14 May 1635 at Saint Giles, Reading, Berkshire, England.2

Anne was buried on 14 May 1635 at Saint Giles, Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND.1

Children of Anne and Nathaniel Hercy

Citations

  1. [S569] Web Page, on the Hersey GenForum, 17 Nov 1998 by Vicki Saunders.
  2. [S569] Web Page, of Jerry Hersey Lovejoy, <http://home.ici.net/~bennabre/bennabre.html>, 22 Apr 2000.

William Otis Souther

M, b. 4 July 1851, d. 10 July 1930
William Otis Souther
From the collection of: Grace Mary Dunn
     William Otis Souther was Ice Dealer. He was born on 4 July 1851 at Cohasset, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of John Souther and Abigail Kent Tower. William Otis Souther married Oriana Augusta Lincoln, daughter of Isaiah Franklin Lincoln and Martha Stockbridge Litchfield, on 18 December 1873 at Hingham, Massachusetts.2 William Otis Souther appeared on the census of 1880 at Cohasset, Massachusetts.3 He appeared on the census of 1900 at Cohasset, Massachusetts.4 He died on 10 July 1930 at Cohasset, Massachusetts, at age 79.5 He was obituary on 12 July 1930 at Boston Transcript, Boston, Massachusetts. He was buried at Beechwood Cemetery, Lot 52, Cohasset, Massachusetts. William resided on King Street with the house looking out over Lily Pond.

The following has been taken from Narrative History of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Volume II, (University Press, Boston, MA, 1956) by Burtram J. Pratt, pp. 14-16, in custody of the Author's Personal Library.

"Near the turn of the century, the average housewife had begun to appreciate the value of fresh foods in the daily diet, which the icebox made possible.

Although various people have engaged in the ice business through the years, the leaders in the business were the Mealy and Souther families. The yellow wagons of George W. Mealy and Sons and the white wagons of William O. Souther and Son, with their cargoes of ice, protected from the sun's rays by a heavy canvas and their jangling scales, were indeed familiar sights.

It was the dealer's custom to distribute to his customers cards of a distinguishing color, imprinted with the word "ICE". As the driver made his rounds, he would glance at a customer's house to see if the card indicating the need of ice was displayed. Usually he could guage his customer's needs and he would chip off a block just the right size to fit in the icebox, which would last until his next trip to that particular street. Sometimes he would play safe and take a look in the box, then return to his wagon and skillfully cut a block of the right weight and size to fit it. Having selected the proper piece, he would clamp it firmly in his tongs and sling it onto his back, which was protected from the dripping ice by a heavy canvas shield.

The ice business declined rapidly with the invention of the electric refrigerator. There are, however, a few old time ice boxes still in use. The Souther business is still carried on by Kenneth Souther, a grandson of William O. Souther, from a stand adjacent to his gasoline station on the State Highway. Today, the ice is trucked to Cohasset from Quincy where it is manufactured by machine, whereas in the old days it was made by good old New England winter weather and then cut from ponds by much exhausting labor.

Most of the ice peddled in Cohasset was cut from Lily Pond and the operation provided a spurt of employment for many hands during a good winter. It was hard work and somewhat dangerous. The horses which drew the cutting devices had to be equipped with special creepers or shoes with iron prongs which, digging into the surface of the pond ice, ensured their footing. Near the edge of the pond, with a long ramp leading out into the water, were the icehouses where the precious product was stored. These builingds were built with double walls and insulated with sawdust. The Souther icehouse was at Lily Pond.

The icing operation was started by cutting out a strip across the surface of the pond, leading out from the icehouse ramp. After the blocks from this strip had been hauled up the ramp and placed in the house, the strip, thus cleared became a canal through which the rest of the "crop" could be channeled. Occasionally there were slips and it was a real catastrophe when a horse lost his footing and plunged into the icy water. Sometimes a man would fall in; he would have to be fished out and rushed to the nearest home, where, stripped of his freezing clothing and wrapped in a warm blanket, he would sit close to the kitchen fire, sipping a steaming mug of coffee, or perchance, a draught of good Jamaica rum".

When the 1880 Federal census for Massachusetts was enumerated, William had one servant and her son boarding with them and then when the 1900 census was taken, William had one boarder residing with the family; Andrew Stuart, born March 1872 in Canada.

Hatherly Lincoln Souther, (William's grandson), says the ice house and shed were behind the new house that was built at 431 King Street, bordering on Lily Pond. The barn fronted on King Street. Horses, cows, pigs and chickens were kept there. Canadian geese and ducks were also penned there to be used as live decoys in the fall hunting season. Also a family of American Indians lived on the place. The land where the old Souther house used to be was owned by Arthur James (deceased) and now owned by his daughter Margaret.

Also interesting to note is that not far from the Souther estate where Doane Street runs through the Beechwood area. The hill there is known as Souther's Hill.

According to his obituary, found in the 12 Jul 1930 edition of the Boston Transcript, he died at his home as a result of over-exertion while making hay in his field. He died a few hours after he collapsed. Prior to this he had never been known to be ill.

William, his wife, son John, daughter Oriana and Grandson Nathan are all buried at Beechwood Cemetery, in Cohasset, Massachusetts. A dark gray granite stone stands on the left of the driveway entrance, two stones in from the gate. It reads:
1851 WILLIAM OTIS SOUTHER 1930
his wife
1853 ORIANA A. LINCOLN 1924
1874 JOHN ELBERT 1875
1876 ORIANA A. S. MARSHALL 1949
1908 NATHAN SOUTHER 1983.

He was described on 12 August 2010 at 56965980.

Children of William Otis Souther and Oriana Augusta Lincoln

Citations

  1. [S252] MA-MA Archives-VR, Births, Volume 52, p. 177.
  2. [S253] Hingham Town Clerk, VR-Hingham-Fische, Marriages, 6:16:52.
  3. [S784] 1880-MA, Volume 22, E.D. 495, Sheet 10, Line 37.
  4. [S678] 1900-MA, Volume 56, E.D. 1029, Sheet 12, Line 87.
  5. [S69] Martha Louise (Maynard) Mello, ML(M)M.

Thomas Hersey

M, b. 20 January 1599
     Thomas Hersey was born on 20 January 1599 at Saint Giles Parish, Reading, Berkshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Nathaniel Hercy and Anne.1

Citations

  1. [S569] Web Page, on the Hersey GenForum, 17 Nov 1998 by Vicki Saunders.
  2. [S569] Web Page, of Jerry Hersey Lovejoy, <http://home.ici.net/~bennabre/bennabre.html>, 22 Apr 2000.

Oriana Augusta Lincoln

F, b. 26 May 1853, d. 10 May 1924
     Oriana Augusta Lincoln was born on 26 May 1853 at Cohasset, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Isaiah Franklin Lincoln and Martha Stockbridge Litchfield. Oriana Augusta Lincoln married William Otis Souther, son of John Souther and Abigail Kent Tower, on 18 December 1873 at Hingham, Massachusetts.2 Her married name was Souther. Oriana Augusta Lincoln appeared on the census of 1880 at Cohasset, Massachusetts.3 She appeared on the census of 1900 at Cohasset, Massachusetts.4 She died on 10 May 1924 at Cohasset, Massachusetts, at age 70.5 She was buried on 13 May 1924 at Beechwood Cemetery, Lot 52, Cohasset, Massachusetts. Oriana was the second of 9 children. She and William were married by Reverend Austin S. Garver.
She was described on 12 August 2010 at 56966686.

Children of Oriana Augusta Lincoln and William Otis Souther

Citations

  1. [S13] Waldo Lincoln, Samuel Lincoln, p. 553 & calculation from death record.
  2. [S253] Hingham Town Clerk, VR-Hingham-Fische, Marriages, 6:16:52.
  3. [S784] 1880-MA, Volume 22, E.D. 495, Sheet 10, Line 37.
  4. [S678] 1900-MA, Volume 56, E.D. 1029, Sheet 12, Line 87.
  5. [S251] Town Clerks, MA-DOH-VR, Deaths, Volume 16, p. 237, #15.

Frederic Costé

M, b. 29 September 1835, d. 16 February 1887
     Frederic Costé was born on 29 September 1835 at Harve Boucher, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.1 He was the son of Elie Costé and Felicite Lavandier.1 Frederic Costé was born on 2 March 1840 at Harve Boucher, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.2,3 Frederic Costé was also known as Frederick DeCosé. He married Mary Philomene Charpentier, daughter of Louis Charpentier and Marine Mombourquette, on 12 January 1863 at Harve Boucher, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.1 Frederic Costé died on 16 February 1887 at Harve Boucher, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, at age 51.1

Children of Frederic Costé and Mary Philomene Charpentier

Citations

  1. [S675] DeCosté, Descendant Chart.
  2. [S17] Margaret Inocenza (Zuccari) Shea, MIZ.
  3. [S353] Raymond Albert Sheffield, RAS, dated 28 Mar 2000, p. 2.

Mary Philomene Charpentier

F, b. 1 January 1845
     Mary Philomene Charpentier was born on 1 January 1845 at Nova Scotia.1 She was the daughter of Louis Charpentier and Marine Mombourquette. Mary Philomene Charpentier was also known as Philemen Charpentier. Mary Philomene Charpentier was also known as Philemon Carpenter. She married Frederic Costé, son of Elie Costé and Felicite Lavandier, on 12 January 1863 at Harve Boucher, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.2 Her married name was Costé. Mary Philomene Charpentier died at Harve Boucher, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Children of Mary Philomene Charpentier and Frederic Costé

Citations

  1. [S17] Margaret Inocenza (Zuccari) Shea, MIZ.
  2. [S675] DeCosté, Descendant Chart.

Mary Ann Berrio

F, b. September 1861
     Mary Ann Berrio died at Wellfleet, Massachusetts. She was Roman Catholic. She was born in September 1861 at Nova Scotia.1 She was the daughter of Murdock Berrio and Mary A. Talbot. Mary Ann Berrio married William Henry Gill, son of Beniah Higgins Gill and Sarah A. Sparrow, on 1 March 1897 at Provincetown, Massachusetts.2 Her married name was Gill. Mary Ann Berrio and William Henry Gill were divorced before 1903.1

Citations

  1. [S17] Margaret Inocenza (Zuccari) Shea, MIZ.
  2. [S252] MA-MA Archives-VR, Marriages, 469:29:2.

Winthrop Lincoln

M, b. 29 June 1868, d. 1 August 1958
     Winthrop Lincoln was Carpenter. He was born on 29 June 1868 at Hingham, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of John Lincoln Jr. and Hannah Maria Sears. Winthrop Lincoln married Lucy Jane Souther, daughter of Samuel Cushing Souther and Sarah Jane Tower, on 22 April 1893 at East Braintree, Massachusetts.2 Winthrop Lincoln appeared on the census of 1900 at Hingham, Massachusetts.3 He died on 1 August 1958 at Hingham, Massachusetts, at age 90.4 He was buried at High Street Cemetery, Hingham, Massachusetts. He was described on 9 August 2010 at 56846264.

Children of Winthrop Lincoln and Lucy Jane Souther

Citations

  1. [S13] Waldo Lincoln, Samuel Lincoln, p. 536.
  2. [S253] Hingham Town Clerk, VR-Hingham-Fische, Marriages, Volume 7, p. 49, #.
  3. [S678] 1900-MA, Volume 62, E.D. 1127, Sheet 14, Line 5.
  4. [S80] Richard Chandler Lincoln and Carol Ann Williams, RCL & CAW.

Ralph Freeman Lincoln

M, b. 16 November 1906, d. 4 September 1989
     Ralph Freeman Lincoln was Policeman. He was born on 16 November 1906 at Hingham, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Winthrop Lincoln and Lucy Jane Souther. Ralph Freeman Lincoln was also known as Freeman Lincoln. He married Irene Eva Fosdick, daughter of Charles Whitmore Fosdick and Annie Irene Small, on 20 September 1935 at Abington, Massachusetts.2 Ralph Freeman Lincoln died on 4 September 1989 at Weymouth, Massachusetts, at age 82.2 He was buried at High Street Cemetery, Hingham, Massachusetts. "Freeman" as he was known by family and friends, served with the Motorcycle Division of Hingham Police Department. He is buried with his wife in the High Street Cemetery. He was described on 23 August 2010 at 57513516.

Citations

  1. [S13] Waldo Lincoln, Samuel Lincoln, p. 536.
  2. [S20] Ronald Edward Lincoln, REL.

Irene Eva Fosdick

F, b. 22 January 1910, d. 27 April 1979
     Irene Eva Fosdick was born on 22 January 1910 at Quincy, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Charles Whitmore Fosdick and Annie Irene Small. Irene Eva Fosdick married Ralph Freeman Lincoln, son of Winthrop Lincoln and Lucy Jane Souther, on 20 September 1935 at Abington, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Lincoln. Irene Eva Fosdick died on 27 April 1979 at Hanover, Massachusetts, at age 69. She was buried at High Street Cemetery, Hingham, Massachusetts. She was described on 23 July 2010 at 57513934.

Citations

  1. [S20] Ronald Edward Lincoln, REL.

Ronald Edward Lincoln

M
     Ronald Edward Lincoln is the son of Ralph Freeman Lincoln and Irene Eva Fosdick.

Robert Tower

M, b. circa 1582, d. 1 May 1634
     Robert Tower was born circa 1582 at Hingham, Norfolkshire, England. He married Dorothy Damon on 31 August 1607 at Hingham, England. Robert Tower died on 1 May 1634 at Hingham, Norfolkshire, England.

Child of Robert Tower and Dorothy Damon

Dorothy Damon

F, b. circa 1590, d. 10 November 1629
     Dorothy Damon was born circa 1590 at Hingham, England. She married Robert Tower on 31 August 1607 at Hingham, England. Her married name was Tower. Dorothy Damon died on 10 November 1629 at Hingham, England. She was buried on 10 November 1629 at Hingham, England.

Child of Dorothy Damon and Robert Tower

Richard Ibrook

M, b. circa 1580, d. 14 November 1651
     RICHARD IBROOK


ORIGIN: Southwold, Suffolk

MIGRATION: 1635

FIRST RESIDENCE: Hingham

ESTATE: "The several parcels of land and meadow legally given unto Mr. Richard Ibrooke by the town of Hingham": "for a houselot four acres," 1635; "for a planting lot six acres of land at Nantascott," 1635; "four acres of meadow at Nantascott," 1635; "for a great lot fourteen acres of land lying on the great plain in the first furlong to the eastward from the center," 1637; "four acres of salt marsh at Conyehassett, it is the tenth lot in the first division ... which said four acres of meadow is given in satisfaction for four acres given him at Nantascott," 1647; and "a small island called by the name of Mr. Ibrook's Island, it is the first island northward as you come from Nantascott lying to the west of the old planters' hill and to the east of Crow Point" [ HiBOP 28].

BIRTH: By about 1583 based on estimated date of marriage.

DEATH: Hingham [14] November 1651 [ NEHGR 121:24].

MARRIAGE: By 1608 Margaret _____. She died at Hingham 4 April 1664 and was buried there 5 April 1664 [ NEHGR 121:116].

CHILDREN:

iELIZABETH, bp. Southwold, Suffolk, 31 August 1608 [ TAG 12:132]; m. Covehithe, Suffolk, 12 October 1628 Rev. Peter Hobart [ TAG 67:28], son of EDMUND HOBART [ GMB 2:959].



iiCHRISTIAN, b. about 1611 (aged 26 in 1637 [ Hotten 295]); m. by about 1633 WILLIAM COCKERUM [ TAG 12:132-34; GM 2:2:114-17].



iiiELLEN, b. say 1617; m. Cambridge [blank] March 1637/8 Joshua Hobart [ NEHGR 2:252, 121:10], son of EDMUND HOBART [ GMB 2:959].



ivMARGARET, b. say 1619; m. Charlestown 13 February 1638/9 JOHN TOWER [ NEHGR 121:11].


COMMENTS: On 5 March 1638/9, "Rich at an unknown age rd Ibrooke, for tempting 2 or more maids to uncleanness, was fined £5 to the country, & 20s. apiece to the 2 maids, Rebecca Phippen & Mary Marsh" [ MBCR 1:247, 249].1 Richard Ibrook was born circa 1580 at Southwold, Suffolk, England.2 He was the son of Alice. Richard Ibrook married Margaret before 1607 at Southwold, Suffolk, England.3,4 Richard Ibrook died on 14 November 1651 at Hingham, Massachusetts. Richard, whose name appears among the settlers of Hingham in 1635, had the same year, a grant of land containing four acres on Broad Cove (Lincoln) Street, which adjoined the lots granted to John Palmer, William Cockerum or Cockram and Reverend Peter Hobart. Of his family and personal history, little is known.

Children of Richard Ibrook and Margaret

Citations

  1. [S1036] Greatmigration.org, "Biographical Sketch - Richard Ibrook."
  2. [S1078] Walter Goodwin Davis, MA-ME Families, 2:335.
  3. [S129] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey, p. 409.
  4. [S1078] Walter Goodwin Davis, MA-ME Families, 2:336.

Margaret

F, b. circa 1584, d. 4 April 1664
     Margaret was born circa 1584 at Southward, co. Suffolk, England. She married Richard Ibrook, son of Alice, before 1607 at Southwold, Suffolk, England.1,2 Her married name was Ibrook. Margaret died on 4 April 1664 at Hingham, Massachusetts.1

Children of Margaret and Richard Ibrook

Citations

  1. [S129] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey, p. 409.
  2. [S1078] Walter Goodwin Davis, MA-ME Families, 2:336.
  3. [S1078] Walter Goodwin Davis, MA-ME Families, 2:335.

Alice

F, b. before 1570
     Alice died at England. She was born before 1570 at England. Her married name was Ibrook.

Child of Alice

Francis Griswold

M, b. circa 1604, d. 2 October 1652
     Francis Griswold was born circa 1604 at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England.1 He was the son of Clement Griswold and Lucy Rogers. Francis Griswold was baptized on 10 January 1606 at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England.2 He married Mary Post ? at England.1 Francis Griswold died on 2 October 1652 at Charlestown, Massachusetts.3 He died on 2 October 1652 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.4,2 Francis settled at Cambridge, MA where he had a land grant of two acres for his work and services among the soldiers in 1636; was also a proprietor at Charlestown; and a freeman in 1645. Reference is also made to a "Francis Grissell" in calender of state papers (Minutes of a Committee for Providence Plantation) as having applied in England from July 1635 to February 1636 for remission of cost of transportation for himself and wife to New England.

He had married in England. The History of Cambridge records that Francis died at Charlestown on 2 October 1652, leaving two daughters.

Children of Francis Griswold and Mary Post ?

Citations

  1. [S77] Unknown author, Griswold, p. 3.
  2. [S77] Unknown author, Griswold, p. 2.
  3. [S137] Sandra MacLean Clunies, SMC, Ahnentafel, dtd 29 May 1993, p. 14.
  4. [S209] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers-MA, p. 202.

Mary Post ?

F, b. circa 1617, d. 1685
     Mary Post ? was born circa 1617 at England. She married Francis Griswold, son of Clement Griswold and Lucy Rogers, at England.1 Her married name was Griswold. Mary Post ? died in 1685 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.2

Children of Mary Post ? and Francis Griswold

Citations

  1. [S77] Unknown author, Griswold, p. 3.
  2. [S137] Sandra MacLean Clunies, SMC, Ahnentafel, dtd 29 May 1993, p. 14.

Deborah Combs

F, b. circa 1663, d. 19 September 1728
     Deborah Combs was born circa 1663. She was the daughter of Henry Combs and Elizabeth. Deborah Combs was also known as Deborah Coombs. Her married name was Sharpe. She married second to Joseph Gannett, son of Matthew Gannett and Hannah Andrews, on 15 August 1682 at Scituate, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Gannett. Her married name was House. Deborah Combs died on 19 September 1728 at Scituate, Massachusetts.2 Deborah married first to a Mr. Sharp and thirdly to a Joseph House.

Children of Deborah Combs and Joseph Gannett

Citations

  1. [S129] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey, p. 282.
  2. [S170] VR-Scituate-1850, Volume II, Deaths, p. 398.
  3. [S170] VR-Scituate-1850, Volume I, Births, p. 160.

Henry Combs

M, b. circa 1633
     Henry Combs was Fisherman. He was born circa 1633 at of, Salem or Marblehead, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of John Coombs and Sarah Priest [Anne passenger]. Henry Combs was also known as Henry Coombs. He married Elizabeth on 24 February 1661/62 at Boston, Massachusetts.1

Child of Henry Combs and Elizabeth

Citations

  1. [S1036] Greatmigration.org, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), (Orig. Pub. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995).

Matthew Gannett

M, b. 16 February 1617/18, d. October 1694
     Matthew Gannett was baptized on 16 February 1617/18 at Charlton Mackrell, Samosetshire, England.1 He was the son of John Gannett. Matthew Gannett immigrated circa 1638.2 He married Hannah Andrews, daughter of Joseph Andrews and Elizabeth [Doe ?], circa 1647 at Hingham, Massachusetts.3 Matthew Gannett died in October 1694 at Scituate, Massachusetts, at age 76.4 He was buried at Men of Kent Cemetery aka First Parish Cemetery, Scituate, Massachusetts. His estate was probated on 15 November 1694 at Plymouth County Probate #8354 - Will, Scituate, Massachusetts. Matthew emmigrated from England to New England around 1638 with his half brother Thomas Gannett.

According to Deane's, History of Scituate, Matthew was born in England. He settled first in Hingham from whence he came to Scituate in 1651 when he purchased a half share of the Conihassett lands of Anna Vinal. His house was at the west end of the dam at Lincoln's Mills within the Scituate line.

His will dated 15 Nov 1694, gives legacies "to wife Hannah; to sons Matthew and Rehoboth Gannett; to daughters Hannah Adams, Abigail Dodson and Elizabeth Leavitt. To grand daughter Esther Palmer; to the sons of my son Joseph, deceased, (Matthew and Joseph), all my right to undivided land in Bridgewater."

Matthew and his wife Hannah are buried in the Men of Kent Cemetery (also known as the first Parish Cemetery) on Meeting House Lane in Scituate. When I read the stones in August 1998, they were not in the best of conditions. The stones are located in the center of the cemetery, tilted forward and their slate stones decorated with skull and wings are chipping away. They read:
Here lyes Ye Body
of Matthew
Gannett who
Died October
1695 Aged 77
Years

Here lyes Ye Body
of Hanna Gannett
who Died July Ye
10, 1700 Aged 78
Years.

Children of Matthew Gannett and Hannah Andrews

Citations

  1. [S414] Michael Ross Gannett, Gannett.
  2. [S414] Michael Ross Gannett, Gannett, p. 27.
  3. [S129] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey, p. 292.
  4. [S170] VR-Scituate-1850, Volume II, p. 390.

Hannah Andrews

F, b. 1622, d. 10 July 1700
     Hannah Andrews was buried at Men of Kent Cemetery aka First Parish Cemetery, Scituate, Massachusetts. She was born in 1622 at Devonshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Andrews and Elizabeth [Doe ?]. Hannah Andrews married Matthew Gannett, son of John Gannett, circa 1647 at Hingham, Massachusetts.2 Her married name was Gannett. Hannah Andrews died on 10 July 1700 at Scituate, Massachusetts.3 Her estate was probated on 31 July 1701 at Scituate, Massachusetts.1

Children of Hannah Andrews and Matthew Gannett

Citations

  1. [S414] Michael Ross Gannett, Gannett.
  2. [S129] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey, p. 292.
  3. [S170] VR-Scituate-1850, Volume II, Deaths, p. 390.
  4. [S414] Michael Ross Gannett, Gannett, p. 27.

Thomas Andrews

M, b. circa 1572, d. 21 August 1643
     Thomas Andrews was born circa 1572 at Devonshire, England.1 Thomas Andrews was also known as Thomas Andruce. He married an unknown person by 1597 at England.1 He died on 21 August 1643 at Hingham, Massachusetts.1 Thomas and his son Joseph came from Devonshire, England and settled in Hingham prior to the arrival of Reverend Peter Hobart and his company in 1635. At the first drawing of house lots, 18 Sep 1635, he had five acres (including back land) granted to him on Town (North) Street. His lot was the one upon which later stood the dwelling owned by heirs of the late Perez Lincoln.

Child of Thomas Andrews

Citations

  1. [S801] Robert Charles Anderson, GMB-A-B, p. 61.

Joseph Andrews

M, b. circa 1597, d. 1 January 1679/80
     Joseph Andrews was Constable. He was born circa 1597 at Devonshire, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Andrews. Joseph Andrews married Elizabeth [Doe ?] by 1622 at England.2 Joseph Andrews immigrated before 1635. He died on 1 January 1679/80 at Hingham, Massachusetts.1 He had a grant of a house-lot on Town (North) Street, 18 Sep 1635. The lot was next west of his father's and contained 5 acres, including back land. At the May court in 1635, he was sworn in as the Constable. In 1636, 1637 and 1638 he was one of the representatives of the town at the General Court. He was also the first Town Clerk of Hingham. He afterwards removed to Duxbury and in 1654 was surveyor of highways and Constable in 1664.

On 16 Oct 1665, Joseph Andrews and his wife Elizabeth of Duxbury, convey to Thomas Andrews of Hingham, "our natural son," "our house-lot and dwelling-house, out-buildings, etc., and 10 acres of land which was formerly given us by the Town of Hingham, bounded on Town Street, south, Broad Cove, north," etc. At a later date he returned to Hingham and died there.

Children of Joseph Andrews and Elizabeth [Doe ?]

Citations

  1. [S1] George Lincoln, Hingham-Genealogies, 2:10.
  2. [S1126] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey - 3 Volumes, p. 37, [Hingham 2:10-11; Sv. 1:54; Bent Anc. 44; Brett 67; Glover 249; Small 688; Goodenough: Leonard etc. 268].

Elizabeth [Doe ?]

F, b. circa 1610, d. 12 August 1688
     Elizabeth [Doe ?] was born circa 1610 at England.1 She married Joseph Andrews, son of Thomas Andrews, by 1622 at England.2 Her married name was Andrews. Elizabeth [Doe ?] died on 12 August 1688 at Hingham, Massachusetts.2

Children of Elizabeth [Doe ?] and Joseph Andrews

Citations

  1. [S129] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey, p. 17.
  2. [S1126] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey - 3 Volumes, p. 37, [Hingham 2:10-11; Sv. 1:54; Bent Anc. 44; Brett 67; Glover 249; Small 688; Goodenough: Leonard etc. 268].

Tristram Sprague

M, b. circa 1550
     Tristram Sprague died at England. He was born circa 1550 at Fordingham, Dorsetshire, England. He married Elizabeth Colt, daughter of Oliver Colt and Isobel Henrysonne, on 26 June 1575 at Parish of Puddletown, Fordington, Dorsetshire, England; (In the Puddletown registers for the church of Saint Marys, recorded as: 26 June 1575 Trustram SPRAGE and Elyzabeth COLE).1 Tristram was a "fuller" by trade of Fordington, Saint George.

Children of Tristram Sprague and Elizabeth Colt

Citations

  1. [S50] NEHGR, 132:52 "Sprague Family of Charlestown, Massachusetts" by D. L. Kent.

Elizabeth Colt

F, b. circa 1554
     Elizabeth Colt died at England. She was born circa 1554 at probably, Puddleton, Dorsetshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Oliver Colt and Isobel Henrysonne. Elizabeth Colt married Tristram Sprague on 26 June 1575 at Parish of Puddletown, Fordington, Dorsetshire, England; (In the Puddletown registers for the church of Saint Marys, recorded as: 26 June 1575 Trustram SPRAGE and Elyzabeth COLE).2 Her married name was Sprague.

Children of Elizabeth Colt and Tristram Sprague

Citations

  1. [S569] Web Page, http://www.gendex.com/users/Enf_Bry/Enf_Bry/h170.html#1
  2. [S50] NEHGR, 132:52 "Sprague Family of Charlestown, Massachusetts" by D. L. Kent.

Edward Sprague

M, b. circa 1576, d. 6 June 1614
     Edward Sprague was Fuller. He was born circa 1576 at Upwey, Dorsetshire, England.1 He was the son of Tristram Sprague and Elizabeth Colt. Edward Sprague married Christian Holland, daughter of John Holland, on 6 January 1596/97 at Upwey, Dorsetshire, England.1 Edward Sprague died on 6 June 1614 at Upwey, Dorsetshire, England.1 His estate was probated on 13 October 1614 at Perogative Court of Canterbury. He was buried at Village Church Yard, Upwey, Dorsetshire, England. Edward was a fuller by trade. It was his request that when he died that he be buried in the village church yard at Upwey. His will was proven 13 Oct 1614 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Edward Sprague and Christian Holland

Citations

  1. [S162] Warren Vincent Sprague, Sprague, p. 119.

Christian Holland

F, b. circa 1580, d. 25 March 1651
     Christian Holland was born circa 1580 at Fordington, Sant George, Dorsetshire, England. She was the daughter of John Holland. Christian Holland married Edward Sprague, son of Tristram Sprague and Elizabeth Colt, on 6 January 1596/97 at Upwey, Dorsetshire, England.1 Her married name was Sprague. Christian Holland died on 25 March 1651 at Upwey, Dorsetshire, England.

Children of Christian Holland and Edward Sprague

Citations

  1. [S162] Warren Vincent Sprague, Sprague, p. 119.

William Sprague

M, b. 1609, d. 26 October 1675
     William Sprague was Constable. He was born in 1609 at Upwey, Dorsetshire, England.1 He was the son of Edward Sprague and Christian Holland. William Sprague immigrated in 1628 to Salem, Massachusetts.1 He married Millicent Eames, daughter of Anthony Eames and Marjorie Pierce, on 2 September 1635 at Charlestown, Massachusetts.2,3 William Sprague died on 26 October 1675 at Hingham, Massachusetts.4,3 William came to New England with his brothers, Ralph and Richard onboard the Lyon's Whelp, settling in Charlestown where he was living in 1636. He removed to Hingham by boat, landing on the side of the cove on a tract of land afterward granted him by the town and he became one of the first planters there. His house lot is said to have been the pleasantest in town. Many grants of land were made to him from 1636 to 1647. He was a constable, fenceviewer and held other offices at various times.

He deeded to his son Anthony certain lands on 21 Feb 1673 for six and thirty pounds of lawful money of New England and nine pounds of merchantable corn.

His will, dated 19 Oct 1675, bequeathed to wife Millicent; children Anthony, Samuel, William, John, Jonathan, Persis, wife of John DAGGETT, Joanna, wife of Caleb CHURCH and Mary, wife of Thomas KING. He gave to Anthony the sword of his brother Richard. WILLIAM SPRAGUE


ORIGIN: Upway, Dorsetshire

MIGRATION: 1629

FIRST RESIDENCE: Charlestown

REMOVES: Hingham 1636

OCCUPATION: Yeoman.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: William Sprague or his wife became a member of Hingham church, based on baptisms of several children there.

EDUCATION: He signed his deed of 1673. His inventory included "his books" valued at 8s.

ESTATE: Held 1½ cow commons in Charlestown in 1635, which was increased to 2½ [ ChTR 19, 20].
On 28 March 1651 Thomas Hammond of Hingham, planter, sold to William Sprague of Hingham "my now dwelling house in the town of Hingham with my house lot containing five acres more or less ... with a parcel of fresh meadow ... likewise a great lot containing twenty acres more or less" [ SLR 2:255-56].
On 9 [blank] 1673 "William Sprague Senior of Hingham ... yeoman ... in consideration of the fatherly good will, favor and affection which I ... have ... towards my well beloved son William Sprague ... confirm unto the said William Sprague my youngest son ... several lots of land and houses ... all my houselot containing five acres of land ... which I lately purchased of Thomas Hammond ... and another house lot containing four acres of land ... given me by the said town of Hingham ... also a parcel of fresh meadow containing one acre ... and another parcel of fresh meadow containing one acre [granted by the town] ... and half an acre of fresh meadow ... given me by the said town of Hingham and a parcel of salt marsh containing three acres ... and the fifty-ninth lot of the second division and the eleventh lot in the third division ... six shares of ... perpetual common and my great lot containing fourteen acres of land ... given to me by the said town ... that the said William Sprague Senior and Mellesaint his now wife shall stand and be seized of the one half of the said dwelling house wherein they now do dwell ... during the term of their natural lives" and for William Jr. to pay William and Millecent or the longer liver of them £10 per year and fodder for a cow and fire wood [ SLR 8:412-16].
In his will, dated 19 October 1675 and proved 10 November 1675, "W[illia]m Sprague Senior of Hingham" bequeathed to "Millisaint Sprague my loving wife the sum of ten pounds in money & one cow and one house," along with ten pounds per annum during her natural life to be paid by "my son W[illia]m Sprague" in accordance with a deed of gift already made to the said William; to "Millisaint my said wife thirty & five pounds which is due from me by my son Anthony Sprague" at the rate of five pounds per annum, and if she die before the full amount is paid, the balance to be divided equally "amongst all my children hereafter named that is to say my son Anthoney Sprage, my son Sam[ue]ll Sprage, my son W[illia]m Sprage, my daughter Persis Dogget the wife of Jno. Dogget, Johanna Church the wife of Caleb Church & Mary King the wife of Tho[mas] King"; to "Millisaint my said wife" a selection of moveables; to "my son W[illia]m Sprage" two steers and a cow and all other cattle not already bequeathed to be divided among children named above; to "Anthony Sprage my eldest son my sword which was my brother Richard Sprague's" and other moveables; to "my son Jno. Sprage a piece of salt marsh lying at Liford's Liking River in Hingham containing two acres & a half ... which was given me by the town of Hingham" and some moveables "which with a neck of upland called Sprague's Island lying by the aforesaid meadow which I formerly gave to him I judge a sufficient portion for him"; to "my son Samuell Sprague my cloth coat which was my brother's & one of my biggest pewter platters"; to "my son Jonathan Sprage threescore acres of land lying in the bounds of the township of Providence in New England which I lately purchased of John Dexter"; wife Millicent to be sole executor [ SPR 6:106].
The inventory of the estate of "W[illia]m Sprague Senior who deceased the 26 day of October 1675," taken 3 November 1675, was untotalled and included £47 in real estate: "two acres & a half of salt marsh lying in Hingham by Lyford's Liking River," £35; and "threescore acres of land lying in the township of Providence in New England," £12 [ SPR 5:275-77].

BIRTH: By about 1611 based on estimated date of marriage.

DEATH: Hingham 26 October 1675 [ NEHGR 121:197].

MARRIAGE: By 1635 Millicent Eames, daughter of Anthony Eames [see COMMENTS below]; on 3 April 1635 Millicent Sprague was admitted to Charlestown church [ ChChR 8]; she died at Hingham on 9 February 1695/6 [ NEHGR 121:284].

CHILDREN:

iANTHONY, bp. Charlestown 23 May 1636 [ ChChR 46]; m. Plymouth 26 December 1661 Elizabeth Bartlett [ PCR 8:23], daughter of ROBERT BARTLETT .



iiJOHN, bp. Hingham [blank] April 1638 [ NEHGR 121:10]; m. Hingham 6 December 1666 Elizabeth Holbrook, daughter of William Holbrook (Hobart record gives marriage date but not name of bride [ NEHGR 121:119]; in his will of 17 July 1699 William Holbrook bequeathed to "my daughter Elizabeth Bick" (she had married James Bick after the death of John Sprague) [ PPR 1:309]).



iiiSAMUEL, bp. Hingham 24 May 1640 [ NEHGR 121:12]; m. by 1666 Sarah Chillingworth (eldest child b. Marshfield 2 May 1666 [ MD 2:111; MarVR 6]), daughter of Thomas Chillingworth (so stated in many secondary sources, but no evidence provided).



ivJONATHAN, bp. Hingham 20 March 1641/2 [ NEHGR 121:14]; d. there 4 July 1647 [ NEHGR 121:20].



vPERSIS, bp. Hingham 12 November 1643 [ NEHGR 121:16]; m. by 1674 John Doggett (eldest child b. Marshfield 28 June 1674 [ MarVR 8]), son of Thomas Doggett [ Doggett Gen 341].



viJOANNA, bp. Hingham [blank] December 1645 [ NEHGR 121:18]; m. Hingham 16 December 1667 Caleb Church [ NEHGR 121:121], son of RICHARD CHURCH .



viiJONATHAN, bp. Hingham 28 May 1648 [ NEHGR 121:21]; m. by 1670 Mehitable Holbrook (in his will of 17 July 1699 William Holbrook bequeathed to "my daughter Mehetabel Sprague" a sum of money to be paid to her by "her said husband Jonathan Sprague" out of money in the latter's hands which belonged to the testator [ PPR 1:310]).



viiiWILLIAM, bp. Hingham 2 July 1650 [ NEHGR 121:23]; m. (1) Hingham 30 December 1674 Deborah Lane [ NEHGR 121:195]; m. (2) Hingham (int.) 5 November 1709 Mary Tower [ Hingham Hist 3:165].



ixMARY, bp. Hingham 25 April 1652 [ NEHGR 121:24]; m. by 1670 Thomas King (eldest child b. Weymouth 29 August 1670).



xHANNAH, bp. Hingham 25 February 1654/5 [ NEHGR 121:105]; d. there 31 March 1658 [ NEHGR 121:108].


ASSOCIATIONS: Came to New England in 1629 with brothers RALPH SPRAGUE and RICHARD SPRAGUE .

COMMENTS: Admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown in 1629 [ ChTR 2], and included in lists of 9 January 1633/4 and January 1635/6 [ ChTR 10, 15]. Signed the agreement creating the office of selectman in Charlestown, 10 February 1634/5 [ ChTR 13].
On 4 June 1639 William Sprague of Hingham, planter, was sued by Thomas Clap of Hingham, planter, over a cow [ Lechford 80-81].
There is apparently no document which states explicitly the parentage of Millicent, wife of William Sprague, but the identity is supported by much indirect evidence. Alice Sprague, sister of the three immigrant brothers, had married at Fordington St. George a Richard Eames; several children of Anthony Eames (not including Millicent) were baptized at Fordington St. George; Anthony Eames was apparently son of Thomas and Millicent (_____) Eames [ Spragues of Malden 34-37]. The marriage of William Sprague and Millicent apparently took place in late 1634 or early 1635, not long after Anthony Eames arrived in New England and settled at Charlestown, and Anthony Eames and William Sprague moved from Charlestown to Hingham at about the same time. William and Millicent named their eldest son Anthony. Inasmuch as the marriage of Anthony Eames and the baptism of his presumed eldest child Millicent do not appear in the Fordington St. George records, it may be that these events occurred in the home parish of Anthony's wife.
In some secondary sources, including Pope, the dates for the last six children are presented as births, but they are clearly labelled as baptisms in the Hobart Record.
Savage includes among the children of William Sprague a daughter Elizabeth born in 1641. There is no record of such a daughter, nor is there room for her in the known sequence of children; an Elizabeth Strange was baptized at Hingham on 2 May 1641 [ NEHGR 121:13], and this name may have been misread in some way.
Savage also said that he "removed to Marshfield early, but back to Hingham in few years" [ Savage 4:156]. The only known connection of William Sprague with Marshfield is a Plymouth court case of 4 March 1672/3 in which the selectmen of Marshfield complained against John Farrow and William Sprague Senior of Hingham for bringing Hannah Bumpas [daughter of WILLIAM BUMPAS], "a distracted person," into town, when she was the responsibility of the town of Hingham, according to an agreement between Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth; the court found for the plaintiffs, fining the defendants £5 and costs [ PCR 7:175]. This certainly does not provide evidence of residence in Marshfield.

Children of William Sprague and Millicent Eames

Citations

  1. [S162] Warren Vincent Sprague, Sprague, p. 119.
  2. [S129] Clarence Almon Torrey, Torrey, p. 698.
  3. [S162] Warren Vincent Sprague, Sprague, p. 124.
  4. [S1] George Lincoln, Hingham-Genealogies, p. 164.