Samuel Eddy

Male 1608 - 1687  (~ 79 years)


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  • Christened 15 Sep 1608  Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Agency: St. Dunstan's Church 
    Occupation 1617 to 1630  [1
    He was a tailor having been apprenticed out by his older brother, Phineas Eddy. 
    Married Abt 1629  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Elizabeth Savery Her last name was probably Savery, as Thomas Savery was refereed to as a brother-in-law by Samuel Eddy in a deed dated 20 February 1662. She was born about 1607 in England. She was "arraigned for wringing and hanging out her clothes on Lord's day, in time of publicke Exercise: fine 20s, but remitted." on 7 October 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She was "summoned for travelling from Plymouth to Boston on Lord's day. She answered that Mrs. Saffin was very weak, and sent for her, with an earnest desire to see her in her weakness. The court thought they saw not a sufficient excuse, and saw cause to admonisher her, and so she was discharged" on 1 May 1660 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 24 May 1689 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. She was buried after 24 May 1689 in Eddy Burial Ground, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. John Eddy (1637-1715)
    2. Zachariah Eddy (1639-1718)
    3. Caleb Eddy (1643-1713)
    4. Obadiah Eddy (1645-1722)
    5. Hannah Eddy (1647-____) 
    Probate/Proved May 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    His inheritance of £100 from his father's estate from which he probably paid for his passage to New England. 
    Emigration 10 Aug 1630  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    He and his family left on board the Handmaid, John Grant master. They spent twelve weeks at sea, reaching Plymouth, Massachusetts 29 October 1630, with her masts "spent" from the weather. 
    Land 9 May 1631  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    He purchased land from Experience Mitchell, then spelt "Midgehill". 
    History 1633  [2
    His servant, Thomas Brian "was brought before the governor and assistants, for running away, (brought back by an Indian,) and whipped before the governor" in 1633." 
    Freeman 1 Jan 1632/33  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    History 1638  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Samuel and Elizabeth were listed in the town records as being among the "poore of the town.
    Military 1643  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    He was enrolled among those who bore arms
    History 29 Nov 1652  [1, 2
    He was one of the 26 men how purchased from Sachem Wampatuck, the lands which now are much of Middleborough, Massachusetts. 
    Moved to Jun 1678 to Dec 1681  Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 12 Nov 1687  Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Eddy Burial Ground, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID I16096 
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2018 

    Father William Eddy,   b. 1558 to 1564, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1616, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Fosten,   b. Abt 1563, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1611, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1587  Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Agency: St. Dunstan's Church - 15 Sep 1608 - Cranbrook, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Elizabeth Savery Her last name was probably Savery, as Thomas Savery was refereed to as a brother-in-law by Samuel Eddy in a deed dated 20 February 1662. She was born about 1607 in England. She was "arraigned for wringing and hanging out her clothes on Lord's day, in time of publicke Exercise: fine 20s, but remitted." on 7 October 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She was "summoned for travelling from Plymouth to Boston on Lord's day. She answered that Mrs. Saffin was very weak, and sent for her, with an earnest desire to see her in her weakness. The court thought they saw not a sufficient excuse, and saw cause to admonisher her, and so she was discharged" on 1 May 1660 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 24 May 1689 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. She was buried after 24 May 1689 in Eddy Burial Ground, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. John Eddy (1637-1715) 2. Zachariah Eddy (1639-1718) 3. Caleb Eddy (1643-1713) 4. Obadiah Eddy (1645-1722) 5. Hannah Eddy (1647-____) - Abt 1629 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - His inheritance of £100 from his father's estate from which he probably paid for his passage to New England. - May 1630 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - He and his family left on board the Handmaid, John Grant master. They spent twelve weeks at sea, reaching Plymouth, Massachusetts 29 October 1630, with her masts "spent" from the weather. - 10 Aug 1630 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - He purchased land from Experience Mitchell, then spelt "Midgehill". - 9 May 1631 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 1 Jan 1632/33 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - Samuel and Elizabeth were listed in the town records as being among the "poore of the town." - 1638 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - He was enrolled among those who bore arms. - 1643 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - Jun 1678 to Dec 1681 - Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1687 - Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Eddy Burial Ground, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S218] Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux. The Eddy Family in America, (Boston: The Eddy Family Association, 1930).

    2. [S1165] Eddy, Zacheriah. "Capt. Joshua Eddy", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume VIII, 1854).

    3. [S1027] Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, volume II , (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    4. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    5. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).



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