Francis Jewett1

M, (15 March 1664/65 - 19 September 1751)
Father-Biological*Deacon Ezekiel Jewett1 b. 5 Jan 1643
Mother-Biological*Faith Parratt1 b. 20 Jan 1642, d. 15 Oct 1715
Family Lines
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Last Edited=19 May 2023
Gravestone of Francis Jewett
     Francis Jewett was born on 15 March 1664/65 at Rowley, Massachusetts. His birth record reads "Francis the sonn of Ezekiel Jewet borne ye fifteenth. 1664."1,2,3,4 He was the son of Deacon Ezekiel Jewett and Faith Parratt.1 He was dismissed from the Rowley Church to the Bradford Church 19 June 1692.1,5

Francis Jewett, age 28, married Sarah Hardy, age 21 , daughter of John Hardy and ______ Mary Jackman, on 20 June 1693 at Bradford, Massachusetts.1,2,6,3,7,8 When the new town of Bradford was established, the church was organized on 7 June 1727, and Francis was a member.9,5 Francis wrote his will on 18 September 1751 at Bradford, Massachusetts.1 He died on 19 September 1751 at Bradford, Massachusetts, at age 86.2,7,3 He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Groveland, Massachusetts. Francis's epitaph reads:

Here Lies Buried
The Body Of Mr
Francis Jewet
Who Died Sept
19th 1751
In Ye 87th
Year Of His Age.1,2,3

His will was proved on 9 December 1751 at Essex County, Massachusetts.1,10

Children of Francis Jewett and Sarah Hardy


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  2. Find-a-Grave. Online
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  4. Essex Institute. Vital Records of Rowley, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. 1. Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1928.
  5. Kingsbury, J. D.. Memorial History of Bradford, Mass.. Haverhill, Massachusetts: C. C. Morse & Company, 1883.
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  8. Hardy, H. Claude. Hardy and Hardie, Past and Present. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse Typesetting Co, 1935.
  9. Gage, Thomas. The History of Rowley, Anciently including Bradford, Boxford, and Georgetown, from the year 1639 to the Present Time. Boston: Ferdinand Andrews, 1840.
  10. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Essex, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1648-1840. Salem, Massachusetts: Essex County, 1987.