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Axtells of America

31 July 2009 Leave a comment

Source: William S. Appleton, “Axtells of America,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 44[1890].

[page 50]

The connection of this country with the name and family of AXTELL is decidedly interesting. Several years ago I communicated to the REGISTER, XXII, 143, Notes on the AXTELL family, giving a short account of Thomas AXTELL of Sudbury and his descendants, of whom his grandson, Daniel, moved for a time to South Carolina. Unfortunately Thomas of Sudbury did not put himself so fully on record as two others of the name, whose wills are found in London. Mr. Savage says in the Genealogical Dictionary of New England, under AXTELL, “NATHANIEL, New Haven 1639, intend. to go home, made his will 27 Jan. 1640, and d. in few wks. bef. embark. at Boston.” Mention of such will is also found in the Records of the Colony of New Haven, but the following will of earlier date was left in England, and there proved and recorded, as follows:

In the name of God Amen. The Seaventeenth day of August One Thousand Six Hundred Thirtie nyne And in the ffifteenth yeare of ye Raigne of our Soueraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland Fraunce and Ireland, Defender of the faith &c. I Nathaniell AXTELL now or late of the parish of St Peters nere the Burrough of St Albons in the County of Hertford Yeoman, being now purposed (by the Grace of God) to travayle to New England in the parts beyond the Seas and considering the certainty of Death & how uncertaine the tyme thereof is, Doe (Revoaking all former Willes Testamentes legacies & Devises by me heretofore made) make & declare this my present last Will & Testament in matter & forme follokinge that is to say, ffirst & principally I comend my Soul into the hands of Allmightie God my Creator & of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer hopeinge & stedfastly beleiving through the meritts Death and Passion of my said Saviour Jesus Christ to have free pdon and forgiveness of all my sinnes & to inheritt Eternall life in the Kingdome of Heaven with other the Elect Children of God. And for

[page 51]

such temporall goods as it hath pleased god to lend me in this world for my necessary use (my debtes and funerall expences beinge first paid & discharged) I give & dispose the same as followeth (vizt.) Item I give & bequeath unto Thomas BUCKINGHAM of Queen Epioth [Quinnipiac] in New England, Husbandman, Tenn poundes in money to be paid unto him by my Executor hereafter named within one yeare next after my decease. Item I give & bequeath unto Richard MILES of the same place Husbandman all my weareinge apparell both linnen & wollen And all my beddinge & Household stuffe whatsoever in New England aforesaid. Item I give & bequeath unto Mr Peter PRUDDEN Minister of the word of God in New England aforesaid ffive poundes in money to be paid unto him by my Executor within one yeare next after my decease. The Remainder rest & residue of all & singuler my goodes chattelles Debtes & estate whatsoever unbequeathed I doe give & bequeath unto & amongst my Two brothers Thomas AXTELL & Daniell AXTELL & my three sisters Joane, Ann & Sarah equally amongest them to be parted & devided part & part like And I doe ordaine and make my said Brother Daniell AXTELL the sole & onely Executor of this my last Will & Testament Willing & chargeinge hime to see the same truely pformed accordinge to my true intent & plaine meaneinge therein expressed, as my only & especiall trust is in him. In Wittnes whereof I the said Nathaniel AXTELL to this my last Will & Testament have sett my hand & seale the Seaventeenth Day of August 1639 And in the ffifteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles of England &c.

NATHANIELL AXTELL.

Read signed sealed published & delivered by the said Nathaniell AXTELL for & as his last Will & Testament the Day of the Date in the presence of me Antho: HUDSON Scrr. And me Natha: HUDSON his sonne.

Proved at London 12 June 1640.

The second will is as follows:

Considering the brevity and uncertainty of the life of Man how many accidents perills and dangers it lyes lyable to especially in Journeys by Land and hazards by sea both which I intend God willing in very few dayes to undertake doe judge it absolutely necessary to make this my last Will and Testamt this third day of August one thousand six hundred and seaventy eight which is as vizt. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Sibilla the sume of ffive Hundred pounds to be paid her at day of marryage or when shee shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my son Daniel the sume of ffive Hundred pounds to be paid to him at the age of twenty and one yeares. Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary ffive Hundred pounds to be paid her at day of marryage or when shee shall attaine the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my sonne Holland ffive Hundred pounds to be paid him when hee shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my daughter Rebeckah five hundred pounds to be paid her at day of marryage or when shee shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth and my Daughter Anne each of them ffive hundred pounds to be paid to them as either of them is marryed or shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I make my dearly beloved and faithfull wife Rebeckah my full and whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament giveing and bequeathing to her all the remainder of my estate just and lawfull debts being first paid and discharged an account

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of which for brevity sake I have left in writeing and inclosed herein. And that whereas merchandizeing and other Comerce in the world is lyable to sundry casualties losse and damages by which meanes the estate that I now doe through the good hand and signall providence and blessing of God account my selfe to have, may very much fall short soe the getting of it in from my severall ffactors and Correspondents in severall places of this World soe that whereas my great and earnest deire and intention to give and bequeath my intirely beloved Wife such a part and proportion of my estate as through the goodness of God to her shee may live happily freely and plentifull the remainder of her life, may be very much diminished and lessened soe that the care and tendernesse I have for her future comfort may be frustrated and disappointed. My will therefore is that if in the gathering in of my estate from abroad and debts at home it should happen soe to fall short that the porcons above menconed being paid to my children my deare wife should not have the sume of Two Thousand pounds for her selfe for her owne maintenance over and above all household goods plate and jewells I am now at this time seized and posst of. That then how much soever shee fall short of the said two Thousand pounds there shall be a proporconable deduction and abatement out of every one of my childrens porcon [photcopy illegible] for [?] the makeing up of the said Two Thousand pounds for the support and maintenance of my said deare Wife Rebeckah. And that if any of my children should dye either before marryage or age of one and twenty yeares that then any of them soe deceaseing their porcon or porcons shall be equally divided amongst the survivors. Lastly my faithfull friend Henry DANVERS Esqr. and Mr. Wm. PENNINGTON are hereby desired and appointed to be helpfull and assisting to my dearest wife in the gathering in of my estate from abroad and to be adviseing and helping her in the secure disposeing of it when at home. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. Note that the seeming alteracon of ffigure in the ffive Hundred pounds to my Daughter Sibilla was done before signeing.

DAN. AXTELL.

Signed sealed and declared to be the last Will and Testament of Daniel AXTELL in the presence of Anne COOPER, Mary CATCHPOULL, Sarah HILL.

Proved at London 2 July 1680, when a commission was issued to Walter NEEDHAM M.D. Attorney lawfully appointed “per Rebeccam AXTELL (jam apud Carolinam habitam)” Widow and Executrix of Daniel AXTELL “nuper de Stoke Newington in Com. Midds sed apud Carolinam defti” to administer the estate in the absence of the said Executrix.

Rebecca, widow of this Daniel AXTELL, was of course the “Lady AXTEL” of Charleston, S.C., 1695, mentioned in the journal of William PRATT, REGISTER, XXVIII. 168. If we could be sure that the brothers Thomas and Daniel, named in the will of Nathaniel AXTELL, were the two other settlers of the name, we should have here a genuine instance of the oft-repeated story of the three brothers, one in Massachusetts, one in Connecticut and one in South Carolina. I do not know that proof of this is likely ever to be found. Even without it, the whole is a curious chapter of family history.

Notes and Queries: Replies: Lady Axtell

15 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: W.S. Appleton, “Notes and Queries: Replies: Lady Axtell,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 45[1891]:249.

[page 249]

LADY AXTELL.– I have always been puzzled to understand why William PRATT is his Journal, REGISTER, xxviii., 468, gave the title Lady AXTEL to Rebecca, widow of Daniel AXTELL, whose will I communicated to the REGISTER, xliv., 51.  I think I have just found the explanation.  In the last Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and West Indies 1669-1674, is a list of the Landgraves, Cassiques and Deputies in Carolina.  Daniel AXTELL was one of the Landgraves, and the title Lady was very naturally given to his widow in consequence of the position held by her husband during his life.

W.S. APPLETON.

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Notes and Queries: Axtell-Pratt

8 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Joseph W. Porter, “Notes and Queries: Axtell–Pratt,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 30[1876]:239.

[page 239]

AXTELL–PRATT (ante, p. 111). – William,3 son of Thomas2 PRATT, of Weymouth, who was “slayne by the Indians” April 19, 1676, was born in 1659.  He married Elizabeth BAKER, of Dorchester, Oct. 26, 1680, by whom he had but one child, as far as I can find, Thankful, born 1683.  In a Diary written by him, lately found, and now in possession of his descendant, Hon. J.E. CRANE, of Bridgewater, he states that “in 1690 he moved to Dorchester, in 1695 he went with the Dorchester Colony to Ashley river in South Carolina (to promote religion on the southern plantations), where he arrived Dec. 20th, “and he and Increase SUMNER were kindly entertained by Lady AXTELL; in 1697 he was ordained a Ruling Elder of the Church of Christ,” and “May 12, 1702, my daughter Thankful was married to Daniel AXTELL.”  He soon after returned to Weymouth, and from thence, in 1705, removed to Bridgewater, and soon again removed to Easton.  I believe he was a Presbyterian in his form of religion.  He died in 1713, and was buried in the old burying-ground in Easton, the inscription on his grave-stone being as follows: “HERE-LISE-THE-BODY-OF-ELDER-WILLIAM-PRATT-AGED-54-IN-THE-YEA-1713-IANVARY-THE-13.”

Daniel AXTELL, probably the son of “Lady AXTELL,” came with his father-in-law or about the same time he returned, and settled in that part of Bridgewater which afterward became Abington.  He bought one half of the BRIGGS grant, which was given to the children of Clement BRIGGS, “old comer,” by Plymouth Colony in 1661.  In 1712, Jan. 30, he sold his farm in Abington to Samuel3 PORTER (ancestor of the writer), from Weymouth, and removed to Taunton, that part which afterward became Dighton or Berkeley.

JOSEPH W. PORTER

Burlington, Me.

Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims

4 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Mary E. Mayo, editor, Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims, Lineage Book 3 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

[page 255]

JOYCE, Jennie Lois (m Francis Frederick SHERMAN May 25, 1950                    7455

Carrollton, MO

Born near Clinton, MO

1.   Walker Presley JOYCE (Sep 25, l882-Sep 12, 1955) m Dec 27, 1908 Bertha Margaret WOODS (Jul 5, 1880-Feb 8, 1957)

2.   Erasmus Bird WOODS (Dec 26. 1838-Mar 1, 1915) m Dec 13, 1860 Margaret SECMAN (SECKMAN) (Apr 13, 1839-May 20, 1918)

3.   James WOODS (Rev.) (Jan 16, 1807-Sep 11, 1872) m Nov 2 1826 Eliza AXTELL (Sep 28, 1805-Dec 27, 1874)

4.   Phillip AXTELL (Rev) (Feb 10, 1781-Feb 23. 1804) m Feb 23, 1803 Mary TUCKER (Aug 6, 1786-May 12, 1854)

5.   Luther AXTELL (Apr 22, 1753-Jun 2, 1822) m Jun 10, 1778 Hannah CONDIT (Mar 4, 1756-Apr 7, 1840)

6.   Henry AXTELL (Jun 24, 1715-Jan..1753) m Mar..1737 Jemima LEONARD (May 8, 1717-…1807)

7.   Daniel AXTELL (Nov 4, 1673-Jan.. 1735) m May 12, 1702 Thankful PRATT (Oct 4, 1683-…..)

8.   Henry AXTELL (Oct 15, 1641-Apr 19, 1676) m Jun 14, 1665 Hannah MERRIMAN (Jul 14, 1645-…..)

9.   Thomas AXTELL (Pilgrim) (Jan 26, 1619-… 1646) m …1638 Mary RICE (…..-…..)

REF. History of Washington Co., PA; Condit, H. & Eden, CONDIT Gen; Axtell, E.J. AXTTELL Fm. in America; RIGGS Gen; Axtell, Carson A, AXTELL Gen.; DAR 493265; DAC 18374

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NICHOLS, Isaac Lawson (m Virginia Pearl BULLARD, Aug 26, 1943)                 8484

Columbia, MO

Born in Ashland, MO

1.   John Arcie NICHOLS (Sep 20, 1890-Apr 22, 1976) m Aug 23, 1911 Annie CLINKINBEARD (Dec 5, 1892-…..)

2.   Isaac Kirby CLINKINBEARD (Nov 28, 1865-Dec 19, 1953) m Feb 8, 1887 Margaret Jane ASKINS (Dec 27, 1866-Nov 5, 1964)

3.   James G. CLINKINBEARD (Jul 17, 1829-Mar 6, 1889) m … 1858 Martha GRIMES (Mar 7, 1831-Sep 14, 1887)

4.   William John CLINKINBEARD (Aug 16. 1792-Apr 28, 1870) m Aug 5, 1819 Sally STRODE (Feb 7, 1798-Nov 25, 1866)

5.   John STRODE, Jr. (Sep 25, 1768-Aug 2, 1834) m Dec 3, 1791 Ruth CONSTANT (Mar 24, 1770-Aug 21, 1845)

6.   Capt. John STRODE, Sr. (Jan 11, 1730-Aug 18, 1805) m Nov 25, 1758 Mary (Polly) BOYLE (Feb 22, 1739-Jan 10, 1829)

7.   Edward STRODE (ca. 1690-… 1749) m ca. 1719/20 Elnora (Eleanor) — (…..-aft 1749)

8.   Edward STRODE (Pilgrim) (aft 1659-bef Sep 24, 1697) m ….. — — (…..-…..)

REF.  Elson, James Strode, STRODE & STROUD Fms Vol 3; The Kentuckian Citizen, Early Bourbon Fms; American Fms Gen & Heraldic

[page 845]

JOYCE, Jennie Lois (m Francis Fredrick SHERMAN, May 25, 1950)                   7455

Carrollton, MO

Born near Clinton, MO

S1                                              7455

This Supplemental follows the first 5 generations of No. 7455, then continues

6.   Philip CONDIT (Apr 1709-Dec 23, 1801) m ca. 1735 Mary DAY (… 1713-Sep 30, 1785)

7.   Peter CONDIT (…..-…1714) m ….1695 Mary HARRISON (…..-…1738)

8.   John CONDIT (Pilgrim)(…..-…1713) m ….. Catherine BARTON (…..-…..)

REF. See Ref for 7455, DACS LB [Daughters of American Colonists Society Lineage Book], Vol XVI; Beers, Washington Co., PA

S2                                             7455

This Supplemental follows the first 7 generations of No. 7455; then continues

8.   Elder William PRATT (Pilgrim) (…..-aft 1680) m ….. — — (…..-…..)

REF. See No. 7455 & Supplemental

S3                                             7455

This Supplemental follows the first 8 generations of No. 7455; then continues

9.   George MERRIAM (Pilgrim) (…..-Dec 29, 1675) m ….. Susan — (…..-…..)

ADD REF. Shattuck, Lemuel, A Hist of the Town of Concord

The Compendium of American Genealogy

29 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Frederick Adams Virkus, editor, The Compendium of American Genealogy, Volume 7, 1942 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987).

[page 324]

1 – NORTON, Laurence Harper, b Cleveland, O., May 8, 1888.

[…]

10 – Sgt. Isaac MOORE (1622-77), settled at Farmington, Conn.; m 1645, Ruth STANLEY (1629-96);

9 – Mary (1664-1738), m Capt. John HART (1665-1714), ens. Farmington Train Band, 1695; lt., 1703, capt., 1707; dep. from Farmington;

8 – Dea. John (1684-1753), dep. from Farmington; m Esther GRIDLEY (1687-1743; Sam.9; Thos.10);

7 – Esther (1707-62), m 1727, Dea. Nathaniel NEWELL (1703-53);

6 – Rev. Abel (1730-1813), B.A., Yale, 1751, M.A.; minister Goshen, Conn.; to Charlotte, Vt., 1781; m 1756, Abigail SMITH (John7, m Abigail MERRILL);

5 – Judge Nathaniel I. (1757-1835), rep. Vt. Assembly 13 times; Am. Rev.; m Lucy STANLEY;

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4 – George (1793-1832), m 1817, Hannah WILLIAMS (1793-1818; Col. Wm.5, Lanesboro, Mass., and Charlotte, Vt., m Polly WILSON);

3-Mary Hannah (1818-1907), m William B. CASTLE […]

[page 753]

1 – DEXTER, Emily Smith, b Chicago, Ill., June 4 1887.

[…]

10 – Thomas AXTELL (1619-46), Eng. to Sudbury, Mass., ante 1642; m ante 1639, Mary —— (she m 2d, John MAYNARD);

9 – Henry (1641-76), a propr. of Marlborough, Mass.; killed in Wadsworth massacre, King Philip’s War; m 1665, Hannah MERRIAM (Geo10, m Elizabeth BAKER; Sgt. Thos.11); [This last may be a transcription error on my part, as George Merriam did not marry Elizabeth Bakerand was not the son of Sgt. Thomas (see William Pratt below)]

8 – Daniel (b 1673), of Berkley, Mass.; m 1702, Thankful PRATT (b 1683; Wm.9, m Elizabeth BAKER; Sgt. Thos.10);

7 – Henry (1715-53), of Mendham, N.J.; m 1737, Jemima LEONARD (1717-ca. 1797; Benj.8, m Hannah PHILLIPS; Isaac9; Sol.10);

6 – Maj. Henry (1738-1818), m 1st 1760, Mary BEACH (d 1766); m 2d. 1767 Phebe (CONDICT) DAY (1740-1829; Peter CONDIT, or CONDICT7, m Phebe DODD; Peter8; John9, qv);

5 – Lurana (1767-1820), m 1788, Samuel BEACH (1762-1824);

[…]

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1 – GILKEY, Herbert James, b Montesano, Wash., Jan. 2, 1890.

[…]

12 – Thomas PIERCE (qv);

11 – Thomas (1608-83), of Charleston Village (now Woburn), Mass.; often styled sgt.; taxed at Woburn, 1645; selectman, 1660; mem. com. for div. of comon lands; “right proprs.,” 1667; mem. Gen. Ct. Coms., 1668; m 1635, Elizabeth COLE (d 1688; Rice12);

10 – Samuel (1656-1721), of Charleston; m 1680, Lydia BACON (1656-1717; Dan.11, m Mary READ);

9 – Lydia (1683-1764), m 1706, Timothy SNOW (1675-1748; John10; Rich.11);

[…]

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1 – WASHINGTON, Bernice Beth Haskell (Mrs. Walter OWEN), b Ord, Neb., Feb. 16, 1888.

5 – Mordecai SOPER (b Eng., 1746 – d Vt., 1829), served in Vt. militia, 1780-81; m 1770, Elizabeth OWENS;

4 – Joseph (d 1850), capt. War 1812; of Orange Co., Vt.; lumberman, drowned in St. Lawrence River; m Electa MANSFIELD (b 1800), niece of Ethan ALLEN, of Am. Rev. fame;

3 – Harriet Eveline (1823-90), m 1843, Sylvester Smith HASKELL (1823-1901), of N.Y., Ill., and Neb. (Abel Tandy4, settled at N. Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., m Cynthia ROCKWELL, niece of Gen. Israel PUTNAM of Am. Rev. fame; Wm. or Caleb5, of Conn.);

Daggett and Allied Families

16 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: E.C. Finley, “Daggett and Allied Families,” Americana 26[1932].

[page 164]

(The AXTELL Line)

Arms — Azure, three axes argent, handles or.

(Burke: “General Armory.”)

AXTELL, as surname, is probably a variant of AXCILL, EXCELL, EXALL, originating to designate a resident of Exhall Parish, Warwickshire. Ralph AXCILL is in Kirby’s Quest, Somersetshire, A.D. 1327. Joseph COLLYER and Elizabeth AXTELL are in the Marriage Allegations at Canterbury in 1683, and John AXSTELL and Mary DREW in 1686. Richard EXALL and Elizabeth BUSHBEY married, at St. James, Clerkenwell, London, in 1701. John AXSTYL signs a deed 1535 from the monks of the Augustinian order in Gatesden, Hertfordshire, and at St. Peter’s Church, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, is a record of the baptism of John, son of John AXTELL, in 1539, and William, son of John, in 1541. There are two William AXTELLs having children baptized in this church, 1614 to 1628, as appears from a Thomas, baptized October 31, 1624, and Samuel, baptized December 15, 1624, the rule of the Church of England requiring baptism a few days after birth.

The baptisms of sons of William AXTELL recorded are: 1. John, baptized August 14, 1614. 2. William, baptized December 1, 1616. 3. Thomas, of whom further. 4. Daniel, born May 26, 1622; may be the regicide colonel.

(Bardsley: “Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames.” “New England Historical and Genealogical
Register,” Vol. LIII, p. 227.)

(The Family in America)

I. Thomas AXTELL, apparently son of William AXTELL, was baptized January 26, 1619, and died in Sudbury, Massachusetts, March 8, 1646. His widow, Mary, married, September 19, 1656, John GOODENOW. He probably had sisters: Mary, married, June 16, 1646, John MAYNARD; and Hannah, married, June 18, 1659, Edward WRIGHT. Children: 1. Mary, baptized, in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, Septem-

[page 165]

ber 25, 1639. 2. Henry, of whom further. 3. Mary (twin), born in Sudbury, Massachusetts, June 1, 1644. 4. Lydia (twin), born in Sudbury, June 1, 1644.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, p. 227. “Sudbury, Massachusetts, Vital Records.”)

II. Henry AXTELL, son of Thomas and Mary AXTELL, was born in England, probably in Berkhampstead, in 1641, and was killed by Indians in Marlborough, Massachusetts, March 21, 1675-76. He obtained land in Marlborough in 1660; removed thither, and married there June 14, 1665, Hannah MERRIAM, daughter of George MERRIAM, of Concord, and lived in the eastern part of Marlborough. His widow married, July 16, 1677, William TAYLOR. Children: 1. Samuel, born March 27, 1666, probably died young. 2. Hannah, born November 18, 1667. 3. Mary, born August 8, 1670; married, May 24, 1698, Zachariah NEWTON. 4. Thomas, of whom further. 5. Daniel, born November 4, 1673, died in January, 1735; married, May 12, 1702, Thankful PRATT, daughter of Elder William PRATT, who led a colony from Dorchester, Massachusetts, and lived in South Carolina until 1707, when he settled in Berkley, Massachusetts. 6. Sarah, born September 18, 1675.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, p. 228.)

III. Thomas AXTELL, son of Henry and Hannah (MERRIAM) AXTELL, was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, April 16, 1672, and died at Grafton, Massachusetts, December 18, 1750. He settled, about 1735, in the tract Hassanamisco, named Grafton, in 1739, having married, November 2, 1697, Sarah BARKER, of Concord, Massachusetts. Children, born in Marlborough, Massachusetts: 1. Thomas, born August 19, died December 22, 1698. 2. Sarah, born February 16, 1702-03; married, February 7, 1721, Josiah HAYDEN. 3. Joseph, born August 1, 1750; married, February 4, 1730, Abigail HAYDEN, of Sudbury, Massachuetts, and settled in Grafton, in 1746. 4. Hannah; married, July 20, 1738, Zedekiah DRURY, of Sutton. 5. Thomas, of whom further. 6. John, born April 15, 1715, died April 20, 1742. 7. Abigail, born October 10, 1717; married, December 21, 1736, Benjamin PRATT.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, pp. 228-29. “Marlborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records.”)

[page 166]

IV. Thomas AXTELL, Jr., son of Thomas and Sarah (BARKER) AXTELL, was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, May 11, 1712, and died in Grafton, Massachusetts, May 28, 1798. He married (first), May 13, 1736, Elizabeth SHERMAN. (SHERMAN IV.) He married (second), October 6, 1760, Mary SANGER, but her children died young. Children, born in Grafton, Massachusetts, all by first marriage: 1. Sarah, of whom further. 2. Elizabeth, born April 26, 1739; married, November 27, 1760, Ephraim LYON. 3. Hannah, born October 6, 1741; married Jason WAITE. 4. John, born June 3, 1744, died in Grafton, about 1782; married, in 1776, a DANIELS. 5. Thomas, born December 16, 1746, died in 1819; married, June 10, 1777, Deborah JONES, of Franklin; in the army in 1780. 6. Mary (Polly), born March 12, 1748. 7. Phebe (twin), born March 12, 1748; married Thomas KIDDER.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, pp. 228-29. “Sutton, Massachusetts, Vital Records.”)

V. Sarah AXTELL, oldest daughter of Thomas, Jr., and Elizabeth (SHERMAN) AXTELL, was born in Grafton, Massachusetts, April 25, 1737, and died in Sutton, Massachusetts, September 2, 1805. She married James McCLELLAN, Jr. (McCLELLAN II.)

(Ibid.)

New England Marriages Prior to 1700

10 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing
Company, 1987). [WorldCat]

[pages xiv-xv]

For each of the 37,000 couples herein covered, the husband’s full name (roughly alphabetical, with variant spellings grouped under the most common) is followed sometimes by a superscript to indicate generation (usually first or second), then by birth and death years, if known, in parenthese. “(1654-)” indicates a birth in 1654 and an unknown death year; “(-1700)” indicates an unknown birth year and a death in 1700. “Ca” for “circa” means “about” and “ae 35 in 1674” indicates aged 35 in 1674, a fact recorded probably in a court deposition. After an ampersand, “&”, the wife’s full name is given, with any known birth or death years likewise in parenthesis. “1/wf” or “2/wf” indicates first or second wife, any surname in parenthesis is a maiden name (in general, if there are two surnames, one or both in parenthesis, the first is a maiden surname, the second that of a first husband; if there are three surnames, however the parentheses are placed, the last two are those of previous husbands in chronological order), a blank line (within or outside parenthesis) indicates that the wife’s maiden name is unknown, a surname in brackets is one not derived from a marriage record, “w Daniel” indicates “widow of Daniel,” whose last name is given earlier, and “m/2” or “m/3”, followed by a man’s full name and often a year, indicates a second or third marriage. After the data on husband and wife is a semi-colon, then a date. If the date is exact — 25 Nov. 1674 — it is a marriage (or marriage intention) date; if it is a year only, preceded “b”, it is the birth date of a first child, not the birthdate of either partner, and the marriage can be assumed to have taken place a year or more earlier. Often these “first child” birthdates are approximate. Following this date is a list of residences, from marriage through usually the death of the husband, in chronological order. Question marks alongside any data indicate doubt, of course; “+” after a date means “following”, “-” means “Before”, and stray kinships that might provide clues to origins are sometimes noted as well. Since marriages of men with the same name are also roughly chronological, and each marriage is listed separately, data on a man’s second marriage (including residence only after it) often does not immediately follow the listing for his first.

[page 14]

ALLERTON, Isaac2 [(1630-1702 Virginia)] & 2/wf Elizabeth [WILLOUGHBY]/COLCLOUGH; 1663

[page 15]

AMBROSS, William & Elizabeth MATTOCK; 6 Jan 1697; Boston

[page 39]

BANKS, John & Mehitable MATTOX m/2 Thomas WEBBER; 29 Aug 1694; Boston

[pages 72-73]

BISHOP, Nathaniel (-1687) & Alice ? (not Alice MATTOCKS)(-1674+) b 1634; Boston

BISHOP, Nathaniel & Alice [MATTOCKS?], m/2 John LEWIS 1659, m/3 Abraham HOWE by 1680, m/4 John HARRIS aft 1683; b 1634 (no)

[page 76]

BLAKE, William (1594-1663) & Agnes (?THORNE) BAND/BOND? (-1678), wid; Pitminster, Eng, 27 Sep, 23 Sep 1617; Dorchester

[page 108]

BROWN, Samuel & Mary MATTOCKE, m/2 Thomas BISHOP?; 9 Jul 1661; Boston

[pages 132-33]

CANFIELD, Samuel (1645-1690) & Sarah [WILLOUGHBY] (living 1677), left widow Elizabeth; ca 1668; Norwalk, CT

CANFIELD, Samuel & Elizabeth [MERWIN?/WILLOUGHBY?] (see above); ? ; Norwalk, CT

[page 257]

FAIRBANKS, Richard & Elizabeth (DAULTON); Boston, Eng, b 1636, b 1633, 17 Sep 1618; Boston, ?dau Lydia m/1 Edward BATES, m/2 William FLETCHER

[page 302]

GILBERT, John (-1657) & 3/wf 2/wf Winifred (ROSSITER) COMBE (-1663+); in Eng b 1619; Dorchester/Taunton

GILBERT, Thomas (-1676, 1677) & Jane (COMBE) ROSSITER (-1691), Taunton, ?w Hugh?; 23 Mar 1639, 1639/40 (no); Taunton

GILBERT, Thomas2 (?1620-1662) & Catherine (CHAPIN) BLISS (1626-1712), w Nathaniel, m/3 Samuel MARSHFIELD 1664; 31 Jun 1655, 30 Jun 1655, ?31 Jul; Springfield

GILBERT, Thomas (1643-1725, ae 82y), ?Boston & Anna BLAKEY/BLACKE of Milton (1653-1722); 18 Dec 1676; Taunton

[page 339]

HAMMOND, Lawrence (-1699) & 3/wf Margaret WILLOUGHBY (-1683), w Francis; 8 Feb 1674/5; Charlestown

[page 348]

HART, Nicholas (-1645±) & Jane/Joan [ROSSITER] (1616, ?1615-1685±, 1691); b 1635?; Taunton/Warwick, RI/Portsmouth, RI/ Plymouth

[page 461]

LEONARD, Isaac (ca 1650-ca 1717) & Deliverance ? ; b 1680; Bridgewater

[page 462]

LEONARD, Solomon (?1610-1686) & Mary (CHANDLER) (-bef 1 May 1671); b 1640, b 1643?; Duxbury/Bridgewater

LEONARD, Solomon2 & Mary ? ; b 1680; Bridgewater

[page 463]

LEWIS, John & Alice [MATTOCKS? no?] BISHOP, m/2 Abraham HOWE bef 1680, m/3 John HARRIS (1683+); 22 Nov 1659; Boston

[page 480]

LYNDE, Nathaniel (1659-1729) & 1/wf Susanna WILLOUGHBY (1664-1710); b 1683; Charlestown/ Saybrook, CT

[page 488]

MARCH, George & Mary FOULSOM/FOLSOM, m/2 Joseph HERRICK; 12 Jun 1672; Newbury

MARCH, Hugh1 (-1693) & 1/wf Judith ? (-1675); b 1646; Newbury

MARCH, Hugh1 (-1693) & 2/wf Dorcas (BOWMAN) BLACKLEACH (-1683), w Benjamin; 29 May 1676; Newbury/Watertown

MARCH, Hugh (1656-) & Sarah MOODY (1663-); 29 Mar 1683; Newbury

MARCH, Hugh1 (-1693) & 3/wf Sarah (CUTTING)(BROWN) HEALY (-1699), w James, w William; 3 Dec 1685; Newbury

MARCH, Hugh (1673-1695) & Sarah [COKER], m/2 Archaleus ADAMS 1698; b 1694; Newbury

MARCH, James (-1721) & Mary [WALKER] (1699-), dau Shubael, m/2 John EMERY; b 1690; Newbury

MARCH, John1 (-1666) & 1/wf Rebecca ? ; b 1638; Charlestown

MARCH, John (-1666) & Anna [?BICKNER]; b 1666; Charlestown

MARCH, John & Jemima TRUE; 1 Oct 1679; Newbury

MARCH, John & Mary ANGIER; 11 Dec 1700; Newbury/Reading

MARCH, Nicholas & Martha ? , m/2 William DADEY? 1670; b 1657; Charlestown

MARCH, Stephen & Anna WILBORN; 26 Jan 1691/2; Taunton

MARCH/MARSH, Theophilus (-1694) & Elizabeth HUNT; 10 Jan 1664/5, 3 Feb 1664/5, 3 Feb 1664; Cambridge/Charlestown

MARCH, ? & ? FIELD; b 1701?; Flushing, LI

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MATTOCK, David (-1654) & Sarah ? , m/2 Thomas RAWLINS 1656; Braintree/Roxbury

MADOCKS, Edmund & Rebecca MUNINGS/MUNNINGS; 14 Jan 1651/2; Boston

MADDOCK, Henry & Mary WELLINGTON (1640-), m/2 John COOLIDGE 1679; 21 May 1662; Watertown

MATTOCK/MADDOCK, Henry & Rachel ? ; b. 1673; Saco, ME/Boston

MATTOX, Henry & Diana SOUTHER; 3 Mar 1698; Boston

MATTOCKS, James (-1667) & Mary [SPOORE?]; b 1637; Boston

MADDOCKS, John (-1703) & Ruth CHURCH, m/2 Joseph CHILD, m/3 Thomas INGERSOLL 1720; 23 Jun 1689; Watertown

MATTOCK, John (1669-) & Elizabeth ? ; b. 1701?; Boston

MATTOCKE, Richard & Grace TOD (1650-); 2 Mar 1668/9; New Haven

MATTOCKE, Samuel & Constance FAIRBANKS; 30 Mar 1653; Boston

MATTOCKS, Samuel (1659-) & Anna/Ann?/Anne MARCH; 12 Apr 1688; Charlestown/Boston

[page 503]

MERIAM, George1 (ca 1603-1675) & Susan/Susanna RAVEN (-1675+); Tunbridge, Eng, 16 Oct 1627; Concord

[page 579]

PHILLIPS, William (-1705, ae 35?) & Hannah (GILBERT) (1677-1705); b 1699, b 1697?; Taunton

[pages 599-600]

PRATT, Ebenezer & Martha ? ; ca 1700; Weymouth

PRATT, Ephriam (1675±1748) & Phebe ? (-1736); b 1698, (ca 1695?); Weymouth

PRATT, Joseph (1639-1720) & Sarah JUDKINS (1645-1726); 7 May 1662; Weymouth

PRATT, Joseph (1665-1765) & Sarah (BENSON) (-bef 1721); b 1693, ca 1690?; Weymouth

PRATT, John (-1647?) & Mary? (WHITMAN?) dau John, m/2 William TURNER bef 1671; b 1630; Dorchester

PRATT, John (ca 1622-1716) & Elizabeth WHITMAN (-1716, ae 82); 22 Nov 1656, 9? Oct, 27 Nov, no ch; Weymouth

PRATT, John (1668-) & Mercy (NEWCOMB) (1665-1721); b 1690; Weymouth

PRATT, John (1663-1744) & 1/wf Mary (NEWCOMB?); b 1686; Weymouth

PRATT, Matthew (1628-) & Sarah HUNT (1640-1729); 1 Aug 1661; Weymouth

PRATT, Matthew & Susanna PORTER/Mary ? (1665-1761); b 1691; Weymouth/Abington

PRATT, Matthew (-1673?) & Elizabeth [BATES?] in Eng b 1628, b 1622, 1619?; Weymouth/Rehoboth

PRATT, Phineas/Phinehas? (1590/93-1680, ae 90?, ae 81 in 1674) & Mary (PRIEST) GOBERTSON/CUTHBERTSON (-1682+, 1689?); ca 1627/33; Plymouth/Charlestown

PRATT, Samuel (1670-1728) & Patience (CHARLES) (1675-1735); b 1695; Weymouth/Taunton

PRATT, Samuel (-1679) & Hannah RODGERS/ROGERS (-1721, ae 77), m/2 Thomas BAILEY b 1687; 19 Sep 1660, 19 Jul; Weymouth

PRATT, Samuel (1670-1745±) & (Hannah?)(MILLER); b 1697; Middleborough

PRATT, Thomas (ca 1626-1676) & 1/wf Mary ? ; b 1653, b 1659; Weymouth

PRATT, Thomas & Deborah LOVELL (1664/5-1727); ca 1690; Weymouth

PRATT, Thomas & Lydia (?BROWN), m/2 Josiah CHAPIN 1676; ca 1665, b 1676; Weymouth

PRATT, Thomas (-1676) & Lydia (BROWN?) (1658?-) of Ipswich, m/2 Josiah CHAPIN 1676; ca 1665; Weymouth

PRATT, Thomas (1646-) & ? (had Mary 19 Apr 1680, Thomas 9 Dec 1682, Hannah 19 Jul 1685); b 1680; Concord (see Thomas & Alice)

PRATT, Thomas (1646-1720) & Alice ? ; b 1669; Charlestown/Chelsea

PRATT, William & Hannah ? ; ca 1700; Weymouth

PRATT, William (1674-) & Hannah HOUGH; 8? Oct 1700; Saybrook, CT

PRATT, William (1659-1713) & Elizabeth (BAKER)/(SWIFT?) (1656-); 26 Oct 1680; Dorchester

PRATT, William (ca 1620-) & Experience (KING); b 1692; Weymouth/Dorchester

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RAWLINS, Thomas1 (-1660) & 3/wf Sarah MADOCKS/MATTOCKS (-1660+) w David; 2 May 1656; Boston

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ROSSITER, Hugh & (?Jane) ? (1614-1691), m/2 Thomas GILBERT 1639; Dorchester

ROSSITER, Edward (?1585-1630) & ? ; b 1615; Dorchester

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WILLOUGHBY, Francis (?1613-1671) & 1/wf Mary ? (-1640); in Eng, b 1639, b 1635; Charlestown

WILLOUGHBY, Francis (?1613-1671) & 2/wf Sarah [TAYLOR] (-1654); 1640?, in Eng; Charlestown

WILLOUGHBY, Francis (?1613-1671) & 3/wf Margaret (LOCKE) TAYLOR, w Daniel, m Lawrence HAMMOND 1675; ca 1658-9, in Eng; Charlestown

WILLOUGHBY, Jonathan (ca 1635-) & Griszel GOLDESBOROUGH; in Eng, – Dec 1661, lic 3 Dec 1661; Charlestown/Wethersfield, CT

WILLOUGHBY, Nehemiah (1644-1702) & Abigail BARTHOLOMEW (1650-1702); 2 Jan 1671/2, 2 Jan 1671; Charlestown/Salem

WILLOUGHBY, William (1588-1651, in Eng) & Elizabeth ? (-1662, Charlestown); in Eng, b 1613; Charlestown

WILLOUGHBY, William & Abigail ? ; Greenland, NH