Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Francis Chickering Family- US 1637 to current

**Connected to the Samuel Newman Family at Samuel Newman (1625-1710) **

Generation One:
Francis Chickering b. 1 April 1610 at South Elmham, Suffolk, England; m(1) abt. 1625 Ann Fiske; m(2) 11 Jun 1650 Sarah Howe at Dedham, Norfolk, MA; d. 5 December 1649 at Dedham, Norfolk, MA, aged 39 years 
Their Children:
1. Mary   b. abt 1626; d. 1698
2. Ann  b. abt 1634; d. September 1691
3. Elizabeth b. 26 July 1638 at Dedham, Norfolk, MA; d. 23 July  1642
4. Bathsheba b. 23 October 1640 at Dedham, Norfolk, MA; m. 6 December 1659
Samuel Newman at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 8 August 1687 at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, aged 46 years
5. Esther b. 4 November 1643 at Dedham, Norfolk, MA
6. John b. 19 April 1646 at Dedham, Norfolk, MA
7. Mercy b. 10 April 1648 at Dedham, Norfolk, MA; d. 27 January 1668

      Francis Chickering became freeman on 13 May 1640 at Cambridge,Middlesex, MA. His first wife died  and he remarried. The second wife is noted in the will.

Francis Chickering- Inventory of he Eastate of Ensigne Francis Chickering, late of Dedham, deceased made 20: 8mo: 1658, by Eleazer Lusher, Henry Chickering, John Howard, Peter Woodward. Totall £1820. 18. 08.
     17 October 1658. Mrs. Sarah Chickering & Capt. Elazer Lusher deposed. The Court Considering the good report of th epious and prudent behavior of Sarah ye Relict of Francis Chickering, & bringing up ye Children of the said Francis, & c. doe order that she be allowes out of this Eastate as her portion (including the £150. contracted for, beofre marriage, as a pt there of) the some of £350. The rest of the houses, lands, debts, and goods to be divided betweene the 5  daughters. Accompting £100 already payd Stephen Paine as part of his wive portion, to be so much of her pte.  (Abstracts of Early Wills p. 345)
1. Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America, Henry Whitemore, p. 86
2. Early Records of Boston p. 274

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