From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Alexander and Hester Plumley
Alexander PLUMLEY - b. about 1615, Somersetshire, England;
d. Mar. 1681/2, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Married about 1649.
Hester - b. about 1622, England.
Children of Alexander and Hester
- Elizabeth - b. about 1649, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Married
Jan. 4, 1686/7 to Clement COX. Daughter: Mary married Ezekiel
- Hannah - b. estimated at 1650, MA.
Married Edward LINSFORD.
- Joseph - b. Feb. 8, 1652/3, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA; d.
Jul. 11, 1740, Upton, Worchester Co., MA. Married about 1670
at Braintree, MA to Jane ADAMS? (b. about 1652). Children: Elizabeth;
Mary; John married Hannah ABBOT; Joseph married Dorcas DEE; Abigail;
Alexander married Elizabeth DREW; Daniel; Mercey; Hannah; and
- Submit - b. Jan. 8, 1653/4, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA; d.
Nov. 27, 1700, Braintree, MA.
- Hester - b. after 1653. Married Dec. 16, 1670 to Timothy
WINTER. They resided at Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.
Thomas and Elizabeth Linsford
Thomas LINSFORD - d. between Oct. 1652 and Oct. 1655,
Boston, MA. Owned property and built home on High Street in Boston.
Deposition in Suffolk Court files indicates he lived there with
his wife and daughter Elizabeth. The deposition and supporting
documents appear in the Jan. 1917 issue of the New England
Historical and Genealogical Register.
Elizabeth - Lived in Boston in Oct. 1652, and in London
in Oct. 1655. Register of St. Olave, Hart Street, London contains
the following entry: 1655 John son of Elizabeth Linsford "was
borne in New England the last of March 1651 & baptized October
the 1st". It would appear that she returned to London after
the death of her husband, taking with her son John. Further, her
daughter Elizabeth remained in New England, or returned at a later
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Linsford
- Edward - b. estimated at 1647, MA;
d. 1697, Braintree, MA. Probable son of Thomas and Elizabeth.
Placed here on the basis that Thomas LINSFORD headed the only
family of that name known to be in New England, and that the
estimated birth date 'fits' well with supposed sister and brother.
His death date is also reported in notes on file to be Mar. 1698,
which would conflict with the deposition of supposed sister Elizabeth.
However, this date is based on the granting of a letter of administration
of his estate on March 31, 1698 to his son Samuel. Such grant
may have occurred some time after his death. Further evidence
is being sought.
- Elizabeth - b. about 1649, MA; d. after 1697, MA. Depositions
of Oct. and Dec. 1697 identify her as "the daughter and
only surviving child of Thomas Linsford late of Boston."
Married Nicholas BOONE of Boston, MA. Son Nicholas (b. Aug. 10,
1679, Boston, MA) was a bookseller at Boston.
- John - b. Mar. 1651, Boston, MA; bap. Oct. 1, 1655, London,
Edward and Hannah (Plumley) Linsford
Edward LINSFORD - b. estimated at 1647, MA; d. 1697,
Braintree, MA. Probable son of Thomas LINSFORD
and Elizabeth. A letter of administration of the estate of
Edward LINSFORD was granted on March 31, 1698 to his son Samuel.
Marriage recorded at Braintree, MA May 16, 1667.
Hannah PLUMLEY - b. estimated at 1650, MA. Daughter
of Alexander and Hester PLUMLEY.
Children of Edward and Hannah Linsford
- Edward - b. Jan. 25, 1668/9, Braintree, MA; d. about 1673.
- John - b. Dec. 12, 1671; Braintree, MA. Died young.
- Edward - b. Mar. 21, 1674, Braintree, MA.
- Samuel - b. Jul. 13, 1676, Braintree, MA; d. Oct. 8, 1699,
at sea between Boston and Barbados. Administrator of father's
estate. Left own oral will in favor of brother Ephraim and Susanna
Mills, who was to receive his wages.
- Ephraim - b. Sep. 9, 1678, Braintree, MA; d. Nov. 5, 1701,
Braintree, MA. Did not marry. Administrator of father's will
after death of brother, and of brother Samuel's will.
- Hannah - b. Jan. 9, 1680/1, Braintree, MA.
- Margaret - b. Feb. 6, 1682/3,
Braintree, MA. Married first John
MOREY, and second Samuel HUCHISSON.