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Elizabeth Savery

Elizabeth Savery

Female 1606 - 1689  (83 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Savery  [1
    Born 1606  Haninton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 May 1689  Swansea, Bristol, MA, Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Age: 83
    Age 83 years 
    Buried Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6862  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Family Ancestors Samuel Eddy,   b. 15 May 1608, Cranbrook, Co., Kent, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1687, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1630  Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married: 2x1. John Eddy,   b. 25 Dec 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1715, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. Hannah Eddy,   b. 23 Jun 1647  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Obadiah Eddy,   b. 1645, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1727, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x4. Zachariah Savery Eddy,   b. 7 Mar 1639, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1718, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x5. Caleb Savary Eddy,   b. 1643, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1713, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F4022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • SAMUEL EDDY (wife of Elizabeth) ORIGIN: Cranbrook, Kent MIGRATION: 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth REMOVES: Swansea by 1681 OCCUPATION: Tailor. On 26 June 1678 the town of Plymouth allowed five shillings to "Goodman Edey viz: Samuell Edey for work done by him in time of the war in making clothes for soldiers" [ PTR 1:157]. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Samuel Eddy and his wife were both members of the Plymouth church, as evidenced by the inclusion of their death dates in the records of that church. FREEMAN: Admitted 1 January 1633/4 [ PCR 1:5]. In "1633" and 7 March 1636/7 Plymouth lists of freemen, and in Plymouth portion of 1639, 1658 and 1670 lists of freemen [ PCR 1:4, 53; 5:274; 8:174, 197]. OFFICES: In Plymouth portion of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [ PCR 8:188]. ESTATE: On 9 May 1631 Experience Mitchell sold to Samuel Eddy for £20 "his dwelling house, garden plot & fence, with all things nailfast in the same," reserving a portion of the garden plot [ PCR 12:18]. Assessed 9s. in Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [ PCR 1:10, 28]. Granted three acres "next to the lands of Joh. Dunham the elder," 7 November 1636 [ PCR 1:46]. On 6 July 1638 Samuel Eddy sold to Richard Clough for forty bushels of Indian corn "all that his house and garden in Plymouth wherein the said Samuel now dwelleth" [ PCR 12:31]. On the same day Nicholas Snow sold to Samuel Eddy for the same amount "all that his house & garden adjoining with the fence in & about the same in Plymouth wherein the said Nicholas now dwelleth" [ PCR 12:31]. Granted "six acres of upland lying on the northwest side of Fresh Lake, about the fishing place, and thirty acres of upland at the Narrogansett Hill, and four acres of meadow, or else half the meadow ground there to it," 16 September 1641 [ PCR 2:26]. On 7 March 1642[/3?] John Allen sold to Samuel Eddy "all that his house, barns & buildings with the lands thereunto belonging lying at Willingsly and Woeberry Plain" [ PCR 12:90]. On 3 March 1645[/6?] Samuel Eddy sold to John Tompson "all that his house situate at the Spring Hill in Plymouth with the garden place adjoining and three acres of upland ... lying in the Newfield" [ PCR 12:134]. On 20 March 1647[/8?] "Samuell Eedy" sold to Experience Mitchell of Duxbury "one acre of marsh meadow" [ PCR 12:151]. As early as March 1651 Samuel Eddy had "interest and proprieties in the town's land at Punckateesett over against Road Island," and on 22 March 1663/4 he and Thomas Savory were jointly recorded as the holders of Lot #3 on "Puncateesett Necke" [ PTR 1:36, 63]. On 14 July 1667 Samuel Eddy was granted six acres of meadow "lying at the South Meadow Brook" [ PTR 1:89, 281]. On 5 August 1672 "the swamp at Wellingsley lying up the brook" was granted to "the neighbors there," being five men including "Samuell Eedey" [ PTR 1:127]. "Samuell Eedey" was one of five men "desiring some proportions of land to accommodate them for their posterities, the Court giveth liberty unto them to look out a tract of land for that purpose, and if found convenient it shall be confirmed unto them for the ends aforesaid," 7 June 1659 [ PCR 3:164], and was in the list of those permitted to "look out some accommodations of land, as being the first borne children of this government," 3 June 1662 [ PCR 4:19]. On 20 February 1662 Thomas Savory of Plymouth, planter, deeded to Samuel Eddy of Plymouth, tailor, "all that his whole right part and portion of the land belonging to the town of Plymouth aforesaid commonly called and known by the name of Punckateesett, and places adjacent lying over against Road Iland," in exchange for "a parcel of upland and meadow belonging to the said Samuell Eedey lying at the four mile brook in the township of Plymouth aforesaid, as also a parcel of upland being six acres lying and being at or near Fresh Lake in the township of Plymouth" [ MD 17:244-45, transcribing PCLR 2:2:111]. On 24 March 1662 "Samuell Eedey seni[o]r" of Plymouth, tailor, granted "unto his two sons viz: Zacariah Eedey and Obadiah Eedey all that his share lot and portion of land which he hath in the land granted and confirmed by the court in June last past before the date hereof, unto sundry persons, lying near unto Namassakett," to be equally divided between them, reserving "unto his own use six acres of the upland of the said lot of land," this six acres to belong to sons Zachariah and Obadiah at his death, and that they permit him to winter three cows on their share of the land; "it was mutually agreed before the ratification of the premises by and between the said Samuell Eedey and Zachariah Eedey that in case Caleb Eedey shall desire a quarter part of the abovesaid land he shall have it"; acknowledged 26 February 1672 [ MD 18:34-35, transcribing PCLR 2:2:116; see also MD 18:37]. On 7 March 1671[/2] Samuel Eddy of Plymouth, tailor, sold to Steven Bryant Senior of Plymouth, husbandman, "all that my one share of land be it more or less divided and undivided that I have in a certain share or tract of land called the Major's Purchase lying at or near Namassakeesett Pond"; acknowledged by Samuel Eddy and Elizabeth his wife on the same day [ PCLR 3:217]. On 16 February 1673/4 the town of Plymouth noted that "land which Samuell Ryder bought of Samuell Eedey lying at Mannomett Ponds" was still common land, according to the records searched [ PTR 1:138]. BIRTH: Baptized Cranbrook, Kent, 15 May 1608, son of William and Mary (Fosten) Eddy [ Eddy Gen 22]. DEATH: Swansea 12 November 1688 [ PChR 262]. MARRIAGE: By 1637 Elizabeth _____; d. Swansea 24 May 1689 "in her 82nd year at the end of it" [ PChR 265]. (Elizabeth has been called sister of Thomas Savory of Plymouth, based on relationships stated in deeds [ Eddy Gen 22]. Unfortunately for this argument, one of these deeds does not state the connection; the deed from Thomas Savory to Samuel Eddy of 20 February 1662 does not refer to Eddy as "brother-in-law" [ MD 17:244-45; PCLR 2:2:111]. The later deed, by the widow of Thomas, does refer to "our brother-in-law Samuel Eddy" [ PCLR 4:311], so the identification certainly remains possible. Note also that Eddy and Savory were granted land jointly in 1664 [ PTR 1:63], although these lots were all granted to pairs of individuals, not necessarily related.) CHILDREN: i JOHN, b. Plymouth 25 December 1637 [ PCR 2:82]; m. by 1659 (eldest child b. 3 May 1659 [ Gen Adv 3:84]) Hepzibah Doggett, daughter of JOHN DOGGETT . ii ZACHARIAH, b. about 1639 [ PCR 2:112-13]; m. (1) Plymouth 7 May 1663 Alice Padduck [ PVR 663], who d. Swansea 24 September 1692 [ SwVR 212]; m. (2) after 1692 Abigail (_____) Smith, widow of Jeremiah/Dermot Smith (in his will of 4 November 1718 Zachariah Eddy names wife Abigail, and in her will of 2 January 1720 she names her Smith children [ Eddy Gen 34, 37, citing BrPR 3:488, 693]). iii CALEB, b. about 1643 [ PCLR 2:1:39]; m. Swansea 6 December 1671 Elizabeth Bullock [ SwVR 22]. iv OBADIAH, b. say 1645; m. by 1669 Bennet Ellis, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Freeman) Ellis [ NEHGR 119:172-73]. v HANNAH, b. Plymouth 23 June 1647 [ PCR 8:4]; no further record. ASSOCIATIONS: Brother of JOHN EDDY of Watertown, of Abigail (Eddy) Benjamin, wife of JOHN BENJAMIN of Watertown, and of Anna (Eddy) Wines, wife of Barnabas Wines of Watertown and Southold [ Eddy Gen 13-22]. Relation to John Eddy of Taunton unknown [ Eddy Gen 879], but this John Eddy married Susannah Padduck, sister of the Alice Padduck who married Zachariah, son of Samuel Eddy. COMMENTS: On 10 January 1632\3 "Thomas Brian, the servant of Samuell Eedy" was punished for running away [ PCR 1:7]. 3 April 1645: "Samuell Eddy hath put his son, John Eddy, to dwell with Francis Goulder, and Katherne, his wife, until he shall accomplish the age of xxi years, (being seven years of age the xxvth of December last past,) the said Francis, and Katherne his wife, finding unto the said John, their servant, meat, drink, and apparel during the said term" [ PCR 2:82-83]. 2 March 1646/7: "Whereas Samuell Edeth, & Elizabeth, his wife, of the town of Plim[outh] aforesaid, having many children, & by reason of many wants lying upon them, so as they are not able to bring them up as they desire, and out of the good respect they bear to Mr. John Browne, of Rehoboth, one of the Assistants of this government, did both of them jointly desire that he, the said Mr. Browne, would take Zachery, their son, being of the age of seven years, & bring him up in his employment of husbandry, or any business he shall see meet for the good of their child till he come to the age of one & twenty years," which Browne agreed to do [ PCR 2:112-13]. On 4 March 1652 Samuel Eddy and his wife Elizabeth made a similar deal with Mr. John Browne for their son Caleb "being of the age of nine years" [ MD 2:30-31, transcribing PCLR 2:1:39]. On 7 October 1651 the grand jury presented "Elizabeth Eeddy, Seni[or], of the town of Plym[outh], for laboring, that is to say, for wringing and hanging out clothes, on the Lord's day, in time of public exercise" [ PCR 2:173]. On 1 May 1660 "Elizabeth Eedey was summoned to this Court, and appeared, to make answer for her travelling on the Lord's day from Plymouth to Boston; and affirmed that she was necessitated to go on that day, in regard that Mistris Saffin was very weak and sent for her, with an earnest desire to see her in her weakness, with some other pleas of like nature. The Court considering some circumstances in her answer, although they saw not a sufficient excuse for her fact therein, saw cause to admonish her, and so she was discharged of the Court" [ PCR 3:186]. Because Samuel Eddy was designated "senior" in one record (24 March 1662 [ MD 18:34-35]) and Elizabeth Eddy was also called "senior" once (7 October 1651 [ PCR 2:173]), the suggestion has been made that the couple had children named Samuel and Elizabeth, but there is no other evidence for this. Samuel Eddy appears in three lists which appear to be compilations of those who have voted in Plymouth town meetings, about 1646, 1647 and 1668 [ PTR 1:22,25,101]. Samuel Eddy regularly hired one of the cows which were maintained for the town's poor [ PTR 1:4,19,20,27,28].

  • Sources 
    1. [S262] Web: Massachusetts, Find A Grave Index, 1620-2013, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).