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Joyce

F, b. circa 1581

Family: Thomas Lumbart (b. circa 1581, d. 1664)

Biography

  • Birth: Joyce was born circa 1581.

Hezekiah Purrington

M, b. circa 1676, d. January 8, 1717

Family: Mary (b. circa 1682, d. May 17, 1760)

Biography

  • Birth: Hezekiah Purrington was born circa 1676.
  • Death: He died on January 8, 1717 in Truro, Barnstable Co, Maine.
  • Note: Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable County, MA, USA " HERE LYES Ye BODY OF DEACON HEZEKIAH PURINTON DECEASED JAN Ye 8 1717/8 IN Ye 42 YEAR OF HIS AGE

    This gravestone displays a grim image. The indented skull has no wings to fly the soul to heaven. It has the flames of hell over the skull and it shows an hourglass and crossed bones which are death symbols. The gravestone may have beencarved by the Lamsons of Boston."

Mary

F, b. circa 1682, d. May 17, 1760

Family 1: Hezekiah Purrington (b. circa 1676, d. January 8, 1717)

Family 2: Jonathan Paine (b. circa 1686, d. May 23, 1752)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary was born circa 1682.
  • Marriage: She and Jonathan Paine were married on June 29, 1719 in Truro, Barnstable Co, Maine.
  • Death: Mary died on May 17, 1760.
  • Note: Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable County, MA, USA "Here lies the Body of Mrs MARY PAINE Relict widow of Mr JONATHAN PAINE of TRUROE Deceased May ye 17th 1760 in ye 79th Year of her Age."

Jonathan Paine

M, b. circa 1686, d. May 23, 1752

Family: Mary (b. circa 1682, d. May 17, 1760)

Biography

  • Birth: Jonathan Paine was born circa 1686.
  • Marriage: He and Mary were married on June 29, 1719 in Truro, Barnstable Co, Maine.
  • Death: Jonathan Paine died on May 23, 1752 in Trutzlatz, Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia.
  • Note: Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable County, MA, USA "HERE LIES THE BODY OF Mr JONATHAN PAINE DIED MAY Ye 23D 1752 IN THE 67 YEAR OF HIS AGE."

Samuel Currier

M, b. 1774, d. July 12, 1848

Parents

Family: Patience Stanley (b. January 10, 1778, d. May 10, 1863)

Biography

  • Birth: Samuel Currier was born in 1774 in Readfield, Kennebec Co, Maine.
  • Marriage: He and Patience Stanley were married on May 10, 1799 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co, Maine.
  • Death: Samuel Currier died on July 12, 1848, at age ~74, in Readfield, Kennebec Co, Maine.
  • Note: Soldier in the War of 1812 (Major), Col. Ellis Sweet Regiment Mass Militia. Lived at Winthrop and Readfield, Maine, was postmaster of Readfield in 1803, town clerk in 1805.

Patience Stanley

F, b. January 10, 1778, d. May 10, 1863

Parents

Family: Samuel Currier (b. 1774, d. July 12, 1848)

Biography

  • Birth: Patience Stanley was born on January 10, 1778 in Readfield, Kennebec Co, Maine.
  • Marriage: She and Samuel Currier were married on May 10, 1799 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co, Maine.
  • Death: Patience Stanley died on May 10, 1863, at age 85, in Readfield, Kennebec Co, Maine.

Jonathan Currier

M, b. November 27, 1737, d. March 17, 1778

Parents

Family: Sarah Searles (b. circa 1746, d. January 24, 1817)

Biography

  • Birth: Jonathan Currier was born on November 27, 1737 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Searles were married on November 6, 1762.
  • Death: Jonathan Currier died on March 17, 1778, at age 40, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Burial: He was buried in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Note: Soldier in the Revolutionary War, enlisted from Cornish, NH in 1777, in the New Hampshire Continental line, Capt. Joshua Abbott's Company, and Capt. Aaron Kinsman's Company. He was a sergeant in Captain Emerson's company, Colonel Cilley's regiment. He was a sergeant in Captain Emerson's company, Colonel Cilley's regiment. Buried in Valley Forge.

    Sergeant Jonathan Currier, son of Samuel (3) Currier, was born at Haverhill, November 27, 1737, died at Valley Forge in the revolutionary army, March, 1778. He removed with his family from Bedford, New Hampshire, to Cornish in that state in 1774. He served in the revolution in Captain Joshua Abbott's company, Colonel John Stark's regiment, and later in Captain Aaron Kinsman's company. He enlisted from Cornish in the Continental army in January, 1777, at that time being a private in Colonel Jonathan Chase's regiment and under Lieutenant Moody Dustin went to join the troops in the field. He was a sergeant in Captain Emerson's company, Colonel Cilley's regiment. He married Sarah Searles, of Dunstable, Massachusetts. (New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I, page 75.)

Sarah Searles

F, b. circa 1746, d. January 24, 1817

Family: Jonathan Currier (b. November 27, 1737, d. March 17, 1778)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Searles was born circa 1746.
  • Marriage: She and Jonathan Currier were married on November 6, 1762.
  • Death: Sarah Searles died on January 24, 1817.

Samuel Currier

M, b. February 14, 1716

Parents

Family: Lydia Williams (b. circa 1717, d. August 1839)

Biography

  • Birth: Samuel Currier was born on February 14, 1716 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Lydia Williams were married on March 7, 1733 in Massachusetts.

Lydia Williams

F, b. circa 1717, d. August 1839

Family: Samuel Currier (b. February 14, 1716)

Biography

  • Birth: Lydia Williams was born circa 1717 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and Samuel Currier were married on March 7, 1733 in Massachusetts.
  • Death: Lydia Williams died in August 1839.

Samuel Currier

M, b. February 14, 1685

Parents

Family: Abigail Kelly (b. March 5, 1691, d. May 20, 1734)

Biography

  • Birth: Samuel Currier was born on February 14, 1685 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Abigail Kelly were married on June 30, 1714 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Samuel Currier died in Methuen, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Abigail Kelly

F, b. March 5, 1691, d. May 20, 1734

Parents

Family: Samuel Currier (b. February 14, 1685)

Biography

  • Birth: Abigail Kelly was born on March 5, 1691 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and Samuel Currier were married on June 30, 1714 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Abigail Kelly died on May 20, 1734, at age 43, in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Samuel Currier

M, b. 1636, d. March 14, 1712

Parents

Family: Mary Hardy (b. 1639)

Biography

  • Birth: Samuel Currier was born in 1636 in Scotland.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Hardy were married on July 22, 1670 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Samuel Currier died on March 14, 1712, at age ~76, in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Note: March 1661/62 Deputy Constable of Rowley, MA. Settled in Haverhill in 1665. 20 JUN 1665 owned 20 acres in Haverhill bounded southeast by the great river, 4 acres meadow lying in a part called Flaggie meadow. 2 July 1666 3 acres upland near Merrimack river and Ed. Clarke's land. Took the oath of allegence to his crown in 1677. Owned a cornmill in Haverhill. 1692 among 1st town officers chosen under the new charter of the Colony. 1696 Samuel Currier & Joseph Greelee given permission to build a mill on East meadow. 1 APR 1696 4 acres of upland bounded southeast by Merrimaac river, n.w. by town common. 1697 listed among voters in the question of locating a new meeting house. 4 July 1698 agreed to build a corn mill, Haverhill. His will was dated March 9, 1712/3, and proved April 6 following.

    Samuel Currier, son of Richard Currier, was born in England about 1636. He was a weaver and millwright. As early as 1665 he settled in Haverhill and took the oath of allegiance to the crown in 1677. He owned the right to a corn mill in Haverhill. He died there March 14, 1712-13. His will was dated March 9, 1713, and proved April 6 following. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Hardy. (New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I, page 75.)

Mary Hardy

F, b. 1639

Parents

  • Father: Thomas Hardy (b. 1605, d. January 4, 1677)
  • Mother: Ann (b. circa 1608, d. May 1, 1689)

Family: Samuel Currier (b. 1636, d. March 14, 1712)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Hardy was born in 1639 in Ipswich, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and Samuel Currier were married on July 22, 1670 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Richard Currier

M, b. May 3, 1616, d. February 22, 1686

Parents

Family: Ann Turner (b. April 5, 1618, d. April 5, 1675)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Currier was born on May 3, 1616 in Strawberry Bank, Nr Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
  • Marriage: He and Ann Turner were married in 1635 in Salisbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Richard Currier died on February 22, 1686, at age 69, in Salisbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Note: Richard Currier, immigrant ancestor of the Curriers of New England, was born in England or Scotland, May 3, 1616. He was one of the founders of Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1640. He was granted land in Salisbury in 1641 and 1642 and in what is now the town of Amesbury in 1654, 1658, 1659, 1662, 1664 and 1668. He sold land, February 16, 1642, to Abraham Morrill, and bought Joseph Moyce's house, January 20, 1644. He was a commoner and taxpayer in 1650. He was one of the signers of the articles of agreement between Salisbury and Amesbury in 1654, and his name heads the list of first commoners of the new town in 1654-55. In 1652 he and Anthony Colby were appointed to lay out a highway from the mill bridge to the plain "that goeth to the Lion's Mouth." He served on various other town committees. In 1656 he and Thomas Macy were empowered to build a saw mill on the west side of the Powow river. Thomas Macy sold his interests in 1658 and Richard Currier operated the mill for many years. He was elected on the prudential committee, March 10, 1660. He was acting clerk of Amesbury, 1660-61, and town clerk in 1662, serving until December 14, 1674, when he was succeeded by his son Thomas. He was also clerk of writs, commissioner to hear small causes and selectman for fifteen years. When he declined to serve further as selectman he was fined. He was on the committee of three to build the meeting house in 1665 and on the committee of two to secure a minister. In seating the meeting house at Amesbury, 1667, his name has the place of honor. He was elected to present a petition to the general court, May 14, 1666, asking for separation of Amesbury and Salisbury and was successful in his mission. The name was changed to Amesbury in 1667 and the change confirmed by the general court, May 27, 1668. He was a planter and millwright, as described in various documents. He deeded his real estate to his heirs before his death, excepting one lot of land and his rights as commoner in Amesbury. Twenty-five years after he died his grandson, Richard Currier, was appointed administrator, November 6, 1710. He was a soldier in King Philip's war and his descendants were granted land in what is now Buxton, Maine, in payment of his service. His last days were spent in the family of his wife's son. Philip Rowell. He died February 22, 1686-87, by drowning. He married (first) Ann (???), (second) October 26, 1676, Joanna Pindar, widow of Valentine Pindar. Children by first wife: Samuel, mentioned below; Hannah, born July 8, 1643; Thomas, March 8, 1646. (New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I, page 75.)

Ann Turner

F, b. April 5, 1618, d. April 5, 1675

Parents

Family: Richard Currier (b. May 3, 1616, d. February 22, 1686)

Biography

  • Birth: Ann Turner was born on April 5, 1618 in Salisbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and Richard Currier were married in 1635 in Salisbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Ann Turner died on April 5, 1675, at age 57, in Amesbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Thomas James Currier

M, b. 1586, d. 1616

Family: Martha Osbourne (b. 1594, d. December 23, 1693)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas James Currier was born in 1586 in Strawberry Bank, Nr Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
  • Marriage: He and Martha Osbourne were married on January 14, 1609 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
  • Death: Thomas James Currier died in 1616, at age ~30, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Martha Osbourne

F, b. 1594, d. December 23, 1693

Parents

Family: Thomas James Currier (b. 1586, d. 1616)

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Osbourne was born in 1594 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas James Currier were married on January 14, 1609 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
  • Death: Martha Osbourne died on December 23, 1693, at age ~99, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Thomas Hardy

M, b. 1605, d. January 4, 1677

Parents

Family: Ann (b. circa 1608, d. May 1, 1689)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Hardy was born in 1605 in England.
  • Death: He died on January 4, 1677, at age ~72, in Bradford, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Note: He came to America with Governor Winthrop in 1630. In 1732/33, Thomas Hardy and his wife were among the thirteen families who joined in the settlement of Agawam, later known as Ipswich. Will dated 4 March 1671/2. The inventory of this estate was taken 7 March 1677/78, being "An inventory of the estate of Thomas Hardee Senr. who deceased, Jan 4th 1677."

Ann

F, b. circa 1608, d. May 1, 1689

Family: Thomas Hardy (b. 1605, d. January 4, 1677)

Biography

  • Birth: Ann was born circa 1608.
  • Death: She died on May 1, 1689 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

John Hardy

M, b. circa 1565

Family: Joan Bridell (b. circa 1565)

Biography

  • Birth: John Hardy was born circa 1565.
  • Marriage: He and Joan Bridell were married on October 8, 1590 in England.

Joan Bridell

F, b. circa 1565

Family: John Hardy (b. circa 1565)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan Bridell was born circa 1565.
  • Marriage: She and John Hardy were married on October 8, 1590 in England.

John Kelly

M, b. July 2, 1642, d. March 21, 1718

Parents

  • Father: John Kelly (b. circa 1615, d. December 28, 1644)
  • Mother: Mary (b. circa 1619)

Family: Sarah Knight (b. March 23, 1647)

Biography

  • Birth: John Kelly was born on July 2, 1642 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Knight were married on May 20, 1663 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: John Kelly died on March 21, 1718, at age 75, in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Sarah Knight

F, b. March 23, 1647

Parents

Family: John Kelly (b. July 2, 1642, d. March 21, 1718)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Knight was born on March 23, 1647 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and John Kelly were married on May 20, 1663 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Sarah Knight died in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Note: Mentioned in her father's will: To my daughter Sarah Keley and her husband John Keley, my executors, all my housing and land, both upland and meadow, commonage and privileges belonging to the land, all his during their lives. To my grandchild John Keley, after his parents' death, the lot in the old town, joining unto Joseph Elsley's upland and the common, five acres of marsh meadow, five acres of marshland at Plum island, joining unto the land he had given to my daughter Rebecca Somerby. If John should die leaving no surviving child, these lands should go to his brother Jonathan Keley, he paying his sister Rebecca Keley Ð10. If John should live to enjoy the lands, he should pay his brother Jonathan Ð10. To my grandchild Richard Keley, his house, housing, barns, orchard and all the rest of his land, Richard to pay to his brother Abiel Keley Ð20. If Richard should die leaving no surviving child, all the houses, barns, orchard and lands before mentioned should go to Abiel Keley, he to pay his sister Sarah Keley Ð20.

John Kelly

M, b. circa 1615, d. December 28, 1644

Parents

Family: Mary (b. circa 1619)

Biography

  • Birth: John Kelly was born circa 1615 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: He died on December 28, 1644 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.