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Joan Bagot

F, b. 1384, d. 1450

Family: John Curzon (b. 1380, d. 1456)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan Bagot was born in 1384 in Kedleston, Derbyshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and John Curzon were married in 1400 in Kedleston, Derbyshire, England.
  • Death: Joan Bagot died in 1450, at age ~66, in Kedleston, Derbyshire, England.

John Curzon

M, b. 1380, d. 1456

Family: Joan Bagot (b. 1384, d. 1450)

Biography

  • Birth: John Curzon was born in 1380 in Kedleston, Derbyshire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Joan Bagot were married in 1400 in Kedleston, Derbyshire, England.
  • Death: John Curzon died in 1456, at age ~76, in Kedleston, Derbyshire, England.
  • Occupation: He was a Sheriff of Nottingham.

Thomas Atwood

M, b. 1632

Parents

Family: Rebecca Hall (b. circa 1633)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Atwood was born in 1632.
  • Marriage: He and Rebecca Hall were married.

Rebecca Hall

F, b. circa 1633

Family: Thomas Atwood (b. 1632)

Biography

  • Birth: Rebecca Hall was born circa 1633.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Atwood were married.

John Atwood

M, b. January 30, 1580, d. February 27, 1644

Parents

Family: Joan Coleson (b. 1587, d. June 1, 1654)

Biography

  • Birth: John Atwood was born on January 30, 1580 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England.
  • Marriage: He and Joan Coleson were married on July 25, 1612 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England.
  • Death: John Atwood died on February 27, 1644, at age 64, in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.

Joan Coleson

F, b. 1587, d. June 1, 1654

Family: John Atwood (b. January 30, 1580, d. February 27, 1644)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan Coleson was born in 1587 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England.
  • Marriage: She and John Atwood were married on July 25, 1612 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England.
  • Death: Joan Coleson died on June 1, 1654, at age ~67, in Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Ephraim Pierce

M, b. 1647, d. September 14, 1719

Parents

Family: Hanna Holbrook (b. 1650, d. February 1, 1724)

Biography

  • Birth: Ephraim Pierce was born in 1647 in Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Hanna Holbrook were married on March 8, 1670 in Warwick, Kent Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: Ephraim Pierce died on September 14, 1719, at age ~72, in Warwick, Kent Co, Rhode Island.

Hanna Holbrook

F, b. 1650, d. February 1, 1724

Parents

Family: Ephraim Pierce (b. 1647, d. September 14, 1719)

Biography

  • Birth: Hanna Holbrook was born in 1650 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and Ephraim Pierce were married on March 8, 1670 in Warwick, Kent Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: Hanna Holbrook died on February 1, 1724, at age ~74, in Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts.

Michael J Pierce

M, b. 1615, d. March 26, 1676

Parents

Family: Persis Eames (b. October 28, 1621, d. December 31, 1662)

Biography

  • Birth: Michael J Pierce was born in 1615 in Dorsetshire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Persis Eames were married.
  • Death: Michael J Pierce died on March 26, 1676, at age ~61, in Central Falls, Providence Co, Rhode Island.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1645.

Persis Eames

F, b. October 28, 1621, d. December 31, 1662

Parents

Family: Michael J Pierce (b. 1615, d. March 26, 1676)

Biography

  • Birth: Persis Eames was born on October 28, 1621 in Dorsetshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and Michael J Pierce were married.
  • Death: Persis Eames died on December 31, 1662, at age 41, in Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.

Richard Stanley Pierce

M, b. 1590, d. October 7, 1666

Family: Martha Jacobs (b. 1593, d. 1662)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Stanley Pierce was born in 1590 in Gloucestershire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Martha Jacobs were married in 1615 in England.
  • Death: Richard Stanley Pierce died on October 7, 1666, at age ~76, in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.

Martha Jacobs

F, b. 1593, d. 1662

Family: Richard Stanley Pierce (b. 1590, d. October 7, 1666)

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Jacobs was born in 1593 in Essex, England.
  • Marriage: She and Richard Stanley Pierce were married in 1615 in England.
  • Death: Martha Jacobs died in 1662, at age ~69, in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.

John Eames

M, b. circa 1579, d. 1662

Family: Margery Pierce (b. November 30, 1599, d. December 31, 1662)

Biography

  • Birth: John Eames was born circa 1579 in England.
  • Death: He died in 1662 in England.

Margery Pierce

F, b. November 30, 1599, d. December 31, 1662

Family: John Eames (b. circa 1579, d. 1662)

Biography

  • Birth: Margery Pierce was born on November 30, 1599 in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
  • Death: She died on December 31, 1662, at age 63, in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.

John Holbrook

M, b. April 6, 1618, d. November 23, 1699

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Stream (b. April 6, 1617, d. June 25, 1688)

Biography

  • Birth: John Holbrook was born on April 6, 1618 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Stream were married.
  • Death: John Holbrook died on November 23, 1699, at age 81, in Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Stream

F, b. April 6, 1617, d. June 25, 1688

Parents

Family: John Holbrook (b. April 6, 1618, d. November 23, 1699)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Stream was born on April 6, 1617 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.
  • Marriage: She and John Holbrook were married.
  • Death: Elizabeth Stream died on June 25, 1688, at age 71, in Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.

Thomas Stream

M, b. 1595, d. 1642

Family: Elizabeth Whitman (b. 1599, d. September 22, 1672)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Stream was born in 1595 in England.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Whitman were married on February 22, 1619 in London, Middlesex, England.
  • Death: Thomas Stream died in 1642, at age ~47, in Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.

Ebenezer Devotion

M, b. May 8, 1714, d. July 16, 1771

Parents

Family: Martha Lathrop (b. March 7, 1715, d. December 6, 1795)

Biography

  • Birth: Ebenezer Devotion was born on May 8, 1714 in Suffield, Hartford Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: He and Martha Lathrop were married on July 25, 1738.
  • Death: Ebenezer Devotion died on July 16, 1771, at age 57, in Scotland, Windham Co, Connecticut.

Martha Lathrop

F, b. March 7, 1715, d. December 6, 1795

Parents

  • Father: Simon Lathrop (b. May 3, 1689, d. January 23, 1774)
  • Mother: Mary Lathrop (b. November 15, 1696, d. October 16, 1775)

Family: Ebenezer Devotion (b. May 8, 1714, d. July 16, 1771)

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Lathrop was born on March 7, 1715 in Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: She and Ebenezer Devotion were married on July 25, 1738.
  • Death: Martha Lathrop died on December 6, 1795, at age 80.

Ebenezer Devotion

M, b. October 19, 1684, d. April 11, 1741

Parents

Family: Hannah Breck (b. February 17, 1688, d. March 23, 1719)

Biography

  • Birth: Ebenezer Devotion was born on October 19, 1684 in Brookline, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Hannah Breck were married on October 4, 1710 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Ebenezer Devotion died on April 11, 1741, at age 56, in Hampden, Hampden Co, Massachusetts.

Hannah Breck

F, b. February 17, 1688, d. March 23, 1719

Parents

  • Father: John Breck (b. October 27, 1650, d. February 17, 1691)
  • Mother: Susanna Clapp (b. November 1648, d. February 8, 1711)

Family: Ebenezer Devotion (b. October 19, 1684, d. April 11, 1741)

Biography

  • Birth: Hannah Breck was born on February 17, 1688 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and Ebenezer Devotion were married on October 4, 1710 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Hannah Breck died on March 23, 1719, at age 31, in Suffield, Hartford Co, Connecticut.

John Devotion

M, b. July 24, 1667, d. October 25, 1732

Parents

Family: Hannah Pond (b. July 27, 1660, d. 1698)

Biography

  • Birth: John Devotion was born on July 24, 1667 in Brookline, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Hannah Pond were married in 1679.
  • Death: John Devotion died on October 25, 1732, at age 65, in Suffield, Hartford Co, Connecticut.

Hannah Pond

F, b. July 27, 1660, d. 1698

Parents

Family: John Devotion (b. July 24, 1667, d. October 25, 1732)

Biography

  • Birth: Hannah Pond was born on July 27, 1660 in Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and John Devotion were married in 1679.
  • Death: Hannah Pond died in 1698, at age ~38, in Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.

Edward Devotion

M, b. March 11, 1620, d. July 23, 1685

Parents

Family: Mary Curtis (b. March 11, 1620, d. December 19, 1713)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Devotion was born on March 11, 1620 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Curtis were married in 1646 in Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Edward Devotion died on July 23, 1685, at age 65, in Brookline, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Note: THE DEVOTION FAMILY
    Compiled by Mr. Walter K. Watkins, Genealogist, and read at the meeting of May 22, 1901.

    Edward Devotion, a single man, joined the First Church of Boston 22 March, 1645. He became a freeman in May, 1645. He was a planter, and lived at Muddy River (Brookline). He married shortly after, and it was probably her weak condition that necessitated his wife's baptism, by John Eliot of Roxbury, while her four days' old infant, Mary, was baptized at the First Church in Boston on the same day, 25 Feb. 1648. (Mary, mar. 5 Feb. 166S, John Davis.) Three other children were baptized in Boston, Elizabeth, 20 Apr. 1651, d. 17 Feb. 1679 (mar. Joseph Weld); Deborah, 17 May, 1657, bur. 20 Oct. 1682; John, 24 June, 1659, d. 1732 at Suffield. While there were baptized at Roxbury, Martha, 13 Mch. 1653 (mar. 2 Sept. 1674, John Ruggles) : -
    Hannah, 3 Dec. 1654 (mar. 1 May, 1679, John Ruggles);
    Sarah, 19 Jan. 1661, d. young;
    Edward, 12 July, 1663, d. 12 June, 1664;
    Sarah, 18 Mch. 1665 (mar. Joseph Griffin);
    Edward, 15 Mch. 1667, d. Nov. 1744;
    Thomas, 1 May, 1670.
    Mary, the mother, joined the Roxbury Church 6 June, 1652.


    Edward Devotion occupied a house owned by Cotton Flacke of Boston, which Flacke, with his wife, Jane, conveyed in 1654 to Devotion with 11 acres of upland. Previously, Devotion had bought, in 1650, from Henry Stevens 20 acres, and about this same time 8 acres, formerly William Salter's, and 12 acres in the 3d division of William Townsend in 1651.

    In 1654 he also acquired from William and Margery Colburn 4 acres of meadow.

    In 1660 Edward and Mary Devotion sold 8 acres of meadow and upland to Joshua Scottow.

    In 1663 he bought from William and Hannah Townsend 10 acres, and in 1677, from John and Margaret Odlin, 10 acres, and in 1682 2 1/2 acres.

    There were other acquisitions unrecorded, as in 1696 we find he had land formerly owned by John Cranny, who was the John Gramme allotted 16 acres in 1637. The above grants account for 84 of the 102 acres in his inventory.

    Edward Devotion was active in town affairs, his name appearing in 1651 as one of a committee to perambulate the town bounds. In 1654 as overseer of fences and constable. In 1661, 1665, a member of the committee to perambulate the bounds. In 1663, 1671, 1676, again constable. In 1681 a tythingman.

    His possessions in land were on both sides of the road from Boston to Cambridge (Harvard street), which was laid out 6 Feb. 1662, to go without the Common Field by Goodman Devotion's and Goodman Steven's houses, following an old way.

    His inventory shows three horses, five cattle, and over forty-two sheep and lambs. Debts were due the estate of £277, and the whole valued at £708.14.0.

    He left his dwelling and barns (the homestead with lands improved and cattle) to his widow for subsistence, and the bringing up of Edward and Thomas, while she remained a widow. This she enjoyed till her death, 19 Dec. 1713.

    His lands were to be to his "sons, equally interested, not to be aliened to others, but to fall to their successors."

    Debts due him were proportioned equally to the sons after a payment of five pounds to each grandchild. The good debts to be allowed to continue at interest till Edward and Thomas were twenty-one. Any child or grandchild contesting the will was to forfeit his portion.

    He seems to have been subject to fits at the time of his decease, which affected his mind, but signed his will by his mark, during a lucid interval, as testified by the overseers of the will and Rev, James Allen, minister of the First Church in Boston, who was visiting him on the day he signed his will.

    He is buried in the Eustis-street Burial Ground, where his gravestone can still be seen with the simple inscription.

    EDWARD DEVOTION.


    There is no recorded division of the lands of Edward Devotion, but a satisfactory division was probably made by the two surviving sons, John and Edward, which, perhaps, is remotely referred to by Edward, jun., in his will in 1744, when his brother's descendants were to quitclaim any rights they might have or pretend to have to the testator's father's estate, John- Devotion (Edward 1), b. 1659, d. 1733, married Hannah Pond, and had baptized at Roxbury Church : -
    John, 18 Oct. 1682,
    Ebenezer, 19 Oct, 1684, and
    Hannah,
    Abigail,
    Rachel,


    Edward, John Devotion was also active in town matters. In 1685, 1690, 1693, 1696, on committee of perambulation. In 1685, 1695, 1699, a tythingman. In 1690, 1700, 1701, a surveyor. In 1703 a fence viewer.

    In the Muddy River poor rate for relief of the poor he was rated in 1693 for 13 shillings; in the county rate for house and farm 3 shillings, estate 10 shillings. In the tax list of 1700 he was rated for 1 poll. He was rated in the Province Tax of 1704, and was one of the petitioners that Muddy River be a separate town in that year.

    It was perhaps the delay in granting this petition that decided him in changing his residence, as 7 Mch, 1705, we find him spoken of as of Attleboro.

    It was at this time he commenced to dispose of his real estate in Brookline, selling within a year all of it, which seems to have been situated both sides of the Cambridge road, and land acquired in the south central part of the town. Deeds recorded show that he sold about 180 acres in Brookline during his life, and of land purchased by him there are records of at least one-third that amount, and it may be inferred a part of the balance was inherited from his father's estate.

    Sewall says in his diary, 12 Feb. 1695/1696, "I rode to Brookline with one Ems, a Carpenter, to view the widow Bairstow's house in order to repairing or adding to it. From thence to G. Bairsto's agen to Devotion, to treat with him about a piece of ground to sell it to me and issue the controversy about a way."

    8 April, 1706, John Devotion sold to Samuel Sewall, jun., three parcels of land, eight acres of orchard between Sewall's land and Edward Devotion's (south), seven acres of pasture bounded by Sewall and the two brothers, and four acres of marsh. This land was without doubt near the Sewall Farm. It is a question, however, whether any of it was the land desired by Samuel Sewall, sen., referred to in the following letter to Gov. Joseph Dudley, whose daughter the young Sewall married.

    Letter from Samuel Sewall to Gov. Joseph Dudley.

    3 Jan. I702/3. May it please your Excellency, The stormy weather on Friday last hindered my going to Roxbury to meet Devotion. The next morning he came to Kent's and sent for me thither, where I cheapened his Homested. He seems to offer it for 150£. Saith he has there Twelve Acres. In the Reer it buts upon my Land all the breadth of it. Upon which account I reckon it far more convenient than Braistow's. The House is Raw and unfinished. Are two good Lower Rooms, and one good Chamber. That towards Bairstow's is but a sorry one; Only may see the Windmill go, in it. Barn and Outhousins Ramshackled, Orchard, especially that part towards the River much decayed. Bairstow's Lot he bought of Griggs is cut off from his Homested, which will make it of far less value for any one but me. Yesterday being pleasant I took a view of these things ...

    I pray your Advice as to Devotion's Offer. If that be bought, I doe not know but it may be fitted up so as to accomodst our Children. A New house will cost much Money: And then Furniture and Stock for the Land will still be wanting. I am so far from having Money to procure these things, that I am already much in Debt. And the Land with either of the Three Houses in Town (especially if Devotion's be purchased) will exceed my Sons proportion. As to a Deed, I have none drawn, and am not fully resolved in my own mind. One principal preliminary will be my Son's renouncing what might have fallen to him at his Grandmother's decease, as his sister Hirst has done...

    (Diary.)
    18 June, 1703. "my sons house was Raised at Muddy River . . . By that Time got there, had just done their Work, and were going to Dinner in the new House. I drove a pin before Dinner."

    1 Apr. 1704. Visited my valetudinarious son at Brookline.

    11 July 1704. Son and daughter Hirst, Joseph and Mary, rode with me in the coach to Brooklyn and there dined at my sons with the Govenour, his lady, Mr. Paul Dudley and wife &c.


    Hence he did not buy the Devotion lot nor choose that of George Bairstow, for his son's house. Bairstow, with wife Mercy, 17 Aug. 1704, sold to Samuel Sewall, his dwelling, barns, orchard and lands and three acres at Muddy River he had purchased of John Hull.

    It was bounded southwest on a piece of land George Bairstow had purchased of Benjamin Eliot, southeast and north by land of John Hull, and on the west and northwest by land of John Devotion.

    In reference to the windmill we find that John and Hannah Devotion of Attleborough on 7 Mch. 1705, conveyed a tenement and 28 acres in Brookline with all buildings, a dwelling- and barn, barkhouse mill and mill gear, garden, orchard, &c., to Henry Winchester.

    This was bounded west by Josiah Winchester; south by Dorman Morean; east, part by Roxbury School lands, part by Thomas Bishop, and part by Frances White; north by Frances White.

    This was a part of the Buckminster estate and had been conveyed in 1702 by Josiah Buckminster to John Devotion. This will perhaps explain the obscurity as to its ownership at this time, mentioned by Miss Woods on page 362 of her "Sketches of Brookline."

    In 1714 we find John Devotion at Wetherfield, Conn., and later he went to Suffield, Conn., where he died. His sons John and Edward are found mentioned in the Suffield records, the following relating to Edward, who had been confounded with Edward of Brookline, who died in 1744 :

    "17 Oct. 1737 at town meeting Suffield. Granted to Edward Devotion forty shillings in Town pay; for house Room for Goodman Segar and his family for some time past : and untill the next Anniversary Town meeting in March."

    "12 Mch. 1738/9 Also voted, and granted to Edward Devotion for house room for Goodman Segar and his family the year past. Two pounds and five shillings in Town pay."


    He was buried 23 Sept. 1685, (Roxbury Church Record), in the Eustis St. Burial Ground, where his footstone can be still seen with the simple inscription Edward Devotion. His headstone rested a dozen years ago against a brick building on the north of the yard entirely out of the ground, and broken on both sides, with the following probable inscription partially preserved :
    EDWARD DEVOTION
    AGED ABOUTE
    YEARS DIED SEPTEMBER THE TWENTY or 25th
    FIFTH 1685.

Mary Curtis

F, b. March 11, 1620, d. December 19, 1713

Parents

Family: Edward Devotion (b. March 11, 1620, d. July 23, 1685)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Curtis was born on March 11, 1620 in Essex, England.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Devotion were married in 1646 in Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Mary Curtis died on December 19, 1713, at age 93, in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.