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Grace Smith

Female Abt 1599 - 1673  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Grace Smith 
    • Crane (1907) gives her last name as Lee, but is in error. [1, 2]
    Born Abt 1599  Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 1633  [1, 4, 5
    Jonathan and Grace came to New England with their children settleing in Dedham, Massachusetts where he built a home that is still standing. It is known as the "Fairbanks House". 
    • Joseph (2012) gives their emigration year as 1636.
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA is the oldest known wood structure still standing in North America. Built circa 1637 for Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family over the course of 268 years. The Fairbanks House is now a historic house museum and on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Died 28 Dec 1673  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Her death date was recorded as 28 (10) 1673.
    Person ID I225  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2018 

    Father Samuel Smith,   b. 22 Apr 1565, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Grace Gawkroger,   b. 9 Mar 1566, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Jan 1592  Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jonathan Fairebanke,   b. After 18 May 1595, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1668, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 20 May 1617  Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. John Fairebanks,   c. 15 Feb 1618, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1684, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [Birth]
     2. George Fairbanks,   c. 28 Nov 1619, Shelf, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1682, Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Mary Fairbanks,   c. 3 Feb 1621/22, Shelf, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1676, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
     4. Jonas Fairebanks,   c. 6 Mar 1624/25, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1676, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     5. Susan Fairebanks,   c. 23 Dec 1627, Thornton-in-Craven, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1659, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)  [Birth]
     6. Jonathan Fairebanks,   b. Abt 1629, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1711/12, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1599 - Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1617 - Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1673 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

    2. [S1070] Lawson, Stephen M. "Fairbanks Ancestry of Stephen Lawson, Online , (http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/fairbank.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998).

    3. [S67] Ancestral File, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    4. [S1202] Fairbanks, Hiram Francis. "Fairbanks Marriages in the Parish of Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England From 1538 to 1624" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXX, April 190v).

    5. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    6. [S1222] Torrey, Clarence Almon. "Francis Chickering of Dedham, Massachusetts", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume XVII, number 2, October 1940).

    7. [S1203] Joseph, Ruth Fairbanks and and James Swan Landberg. "Jonathan Fairbank of Dedham, Massachusetts, and His Family in the West Riding of Yorkshire" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 116, July 2012).