Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals

Notes


Peter Bent

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 17 pg 170
Sudbury Records:
DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 47 pgs 73
a Peter Bent mar Mary Paris (not certain if these are correct persons in the marriage)


Mary Parris

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 47 pgs 73


Elizabeth Noyes

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 47 pg 71-75
no children
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DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 17 pg 170-172
Sudbury Records: births
"Elizabeth, dau. of Peter & Elizabeth Noyes born 26 Aug 1665"


Peter Noyes

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 47 pg 71-75
brought over in 1638 on Confidence with this father ?
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DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 17 pg 170-172, 254-260, 311-315
Sudbury Records: marriages
"Peter Noyes & Elizabeth Darvill 30 Nov 1654"
DWS is guessing at present this is the correct mother of Peter Noyes children


Elizabeth Darvill

DWS is guessing she is the daughter to Robert and Esther Darvill


Peter Noyes

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 17 pg 170-172
Sudbury Records: births
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DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 47 pg 73
"Peter, went to England 1697; died of small pox in London, unmarried, left by will to town of Sudbury, for use of the poor, the mills in Sudbury called the 'New Mills.' "


Deacon Jonathan Clapp

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 15 pgs 225-234 and
Vol 5 pg 398
owned 3/4 of grist mill on northeast side of dam.
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DWS: from Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Dorchester births pg 13:
'Jonathan the Son of Nathaniel Clapp was Born 31 the last of (mo: 6) 1673'


Sarah Capen

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 15 pgs 225-234
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DWS: from 'The Clapp Memorial Record of the CLAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA' by Ebenezer Clapp - compiler, David Clapp & Son - publisher Boston 1876:
'John Capen was son of Barnard Capen. Barnard was born in England in 1552, and came to Dorchester probably in 1635, .... John Capen was born in England in 1612, and probably came over in 1633, having been made freeman in 1634. He was Captain of Militia, and chosen a Deacon of the church in 1656. He was Representative to the General Court six years, and died April 4, 1692. John Capen married, for a second wife, in 1647, Mary, daughter of Elder Samuel Bass, of Braintree, and had Barnard Capen Jr., born March 24, 1650, who was the father of Sarah Capen, wife of Deacon Jonathan Clapp (No. 16 of Nicholas), and of Barnard Capen, who married Sarah Clapp (No. 36 ROGER) Capt John Capen's second son Samuel m. in 1673, Susannah Payson, and the tenth child Jonathan in Feb. 22, 1722, Jane Houghton, of Milton; their second son Jonathan, Jr., who lived in Stoughton, and m. Nov. 20, 1746, Jerusha Talbot (See foot p. 247 of the Memorial), and their youngest daughter Azubah m. David Clapp (No. ?? Nicholas). The landed estate of Jonathan, Jr., in Stoughton, was very extensive, much of it is yet in the hands of descendants.'


Barnard Capen

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: Blake's Annals of Dorchester pg 397:
in father's notes
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DWS: from Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Dorchester marriages pg 23:
'Barnard Capen & Sarah Trot were married by Mr William Stoughton June (2nd) 75'


Nathaniel Clapp

DWS: from Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Dorchester marriages pg 22:
Nathaniel Clap the son of Nicolas Clap was married unto Elizabeth Smith by Capt. Clap the 31st of the (1 mo:) 1668.'
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DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 15 pgs 225-234 and
Vol 5 pg 398
"The Dorchester Church Records say of him:--'May 16, 1707, Mr Nathaniel Clap, a choice man, rested in the Lord, and was interred May 17th.' "
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DWS: from 'The Clapp Memorial Record of the CLAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA' by Ebenezer Clapp - compiler, David Clapp & Son - publisher Boston 1876:
'Nathaniel,2 b. Sept. 15, 1640; d. May 16, 1707, aged 67 years.'
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NATHANIEL2 (Nicholas1), oldest son of Nicholas and Sarah Clapp, was born in Dorchester, Sept. 15, 1640. He married, March 31, 1668, Elizabeth, daughter of Lawrence Smith. He was a man highly respected in the town, and of good estate. He was one of the two constables of the town in 1671. He brought up his oldest son at Harvard College. The Dorchester Church Records say of him: "May 16th, 1707, Mr. Nathaniel Clap, a choice man, rested in the Lord and was interred May 17th." Mrs. Clapp died Sept. 19 ["12th," gravestone], 1722. Mr. Clapp probably lived on the lot of land which makes the western angle of the open place known as the Five Corners, in Dorchester, now junction of Boston, Cottage and Pond Streets. ...

WILL OF NATHANIEL CLAPP, OF DORCHESTER.

In the "name of God Amen. The two and twentieth day of April in
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seven, I Nathaniel
Clap of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk, in her Majtys Province of the
Massachts Bay in New England, Being very sick and weak of Body ; But
of perfect mind and memory ; Thanks be given to God therefor ; calling to
mind the mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all
men once to dye : Do make and Ordain this my last Will & Testament.
That is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul
into the hands of God that gave it, & my Body I recommend to the earth,
to be buried in a decent and christian manner, at the discretion of my loving
Wife and children, nothing doubting but that at the General Resurrection,
I shall receive ye same again by the Almighty power of God. And as
touching such Worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me
with I give & Dispose of ye same in the following manner and form :
Impris: my Will is that my funeral expenses & just debts be discharged
by my Execrs hereafter named. I do Will and give unto each of my loveing
children To Wit, Nathaniel, John, Jonathan and Ebenezer Clap & Elizabeth
Sumner the sum of sixty pounds a pc. That is to say wth what they have
had already. Item I do give unto my son Jonathan Clap ye lott on wch his
house stands, that is to say the piece of land that I bought of my brother
White for his sixty pounds, & also I give to my son Jonathan that piece of
land I had of the Town lying by his house. Item my Will is that my son
Jonathan shall have ye orchard & the three acres of land be ye same more
or less Joyning to the Lott abovesd at the southernmost End thereof, That
is to say after his Mothers decease, for his portion ; he paying to the rest of
my children the overplus if there be any. Item my will is that my son
Jonathan shall pay for the last piece of Land mentioned Namely the three
acres & Orchard, unto his Mother Yearly in good money the just sum of
one pound & ten shillings during her natural life, if he see cause to hire the
same. Item I do give unto each of my Grand-children which are now in
being the sum of six shillings, as a token of my love to them. Item my
Will is that what I have given to my Grand-children be paid to them, or
to their Parents for their use by my Executors, and that within the space
of one Year after my decease. Item I do give and bequeath unto my dear
and loving Wife all the use, benefit and profit of all and every part of my
Estate, both housing and land, Goods and Chattels of what kind soever
During her natural life ; That is to say after my children have had their
sum aforesd and all is payed before mentioned. Item I do give unto my
loveing Wife the value of Twenty pounds of my moveable Estate to dispose
of as she thinks meet. Item my Will is that after the decease of my beloved
Wife, that so much of my Estate as is then left be equally divided
amongst all my children, Excepting only a double share part or portion
thereof unto my eldest son namely Nathaniel Clap. Item I do ordain and
constitute my two Sons namely Jonathan and Ebenezer Clap to be Exec
of this my last Will and Testament ; And I do hereby utterly disallow,
Revoke & disannul every other Testament and Will by me made & do
Ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last Will & Testamt.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the & day & Year above written.
Nathaniel Clap [and a seal].

Signed, sealed & published, pronounced & declared by the said Nathaniel
Clap, to be his last Will & Testament, in presence of John Blake, Samuel
Clap, The mark of + Mary Clap.


Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Smith) Clapp:

Nathaniel,3 b. in Dorchester, Jan. 20, 1668-9 ; d. Oct. 30, 1745 ; minister at Newport, R. I.

John,3 b, April 7, 1671 ; settled in Sudbury; d. Nov. 26, 1735.

Jonathan,3 b. Aug. 31, 1673 ; d. Jan. 2, 1723-4.

Elizabeth,3 b. May 22, 1676 ; m. March 14, 1699-1700, Ebenezer, son of Dea. Roger Sumner, then of Milton.

Ebenezer,3 b. Oct. 25, 1678; d. May 20, 1750.

Mehetabel,3 b. Aug. 30, 1684; d. Feb. 20, 1685.'

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DWS: from Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Dorchester
Nathaniel, the son of Nicholas Clap & Sarah his wife was Born the 15th. (7th.) 1640.


Rev Nathaniel Clapp

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 15 pgs 225-234 and
Vol 5 pg 398
unmarried
Grad of Harvard 1690, preacher in Newport RI for nearly 50 years
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DWS: from Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Dorchester pg 11
'Nathaniel the Son of Nathaniel Clap was Born 20 (mo: 11) 1668'


Mehetable Clapp

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 15 pgs 225-234
'Nicholas Clap and his Descendants': from the M.S. of Ebenezer Clapp of Dorchester (Mass.)


Ensign Ebenezer Clapp

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 17 pgs 225-234 and
Vol 5 pg 398
no children, lived in Milton that part of Dorchester set off, was an Ensign in the military company and selectman.
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DWS: from 'The Clapp Memorial Record of the CLAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA' by Ebenezer Clapp - compiler, David Clapp & Son - publisher Boston 1876:
'Ebenezer,2 b, in 1643 ; d. in Milton, July 31, 1712.'
'EBENEZER2 (Nicholas1), second son of Nicholas and Sarah Clapp, was born in Dorchester in 1643. His first wife, Elizabeth, died Dec. 20, 1701, aged 57 years. He married, second, Nov. 11, 1702, Elizabeth Dickerman, who survived her husband and married Edward Dorr, of Roxbury. In her will, dated May, 1728, she remembers her first husband's brothers. She died Jan. 30, 1732-3, in the 64th year of her age. Neither of the wives left any children! Ebenezer Clapp resided in that part of Dorchester which in 1665 was set off as the town of Milton. He was admitted a member of the church in Dorchester May 3, 1665. In the Records of that church, April 24, 1678, it is stated that " there was a church gathered by some of our brethren that lived in Milton." On account of some difference of opinion in regard to it, this service was performed in Dorchester, and Ebenezer was one of the first signers of the covenant. Aug. 28, 1681, according to the Milton Church Records, "Sister Clap, wife to Ebenezer Clap, was admitted to full communion " with that church. Mr. Clapp was much respected by his townsmen, was an Ensign in the military company, and for several years one of the Selectmen of Milton. He died in that town July 31, 1712, aged 69. '


Elizabeth Dickerman

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 17 pgs 225-234 and
Vol 5 pg 398
DWS: conflict on death date Vol5 has her death as 20 Dec 1701 and Vol 17 has 30 Jan 1731/32 in her 64th yr of her age.


Elizabeth Dickerman

DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 17 pgs 225-234 and
Vol 5 pg 398
DWS: conflict on death date Vol5 has her death as 20 Dec 1701 and Vol 17 has 30 Jan 1731/32 in her 64th yr of her age.


Deacon Nicholas Clapp

DWS is confused as to the father and grandfather of this Nicholas Clapp.... CONFLICTS in other research
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DWS: from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994 Vol 15 pgs 225-234 'Nicholas Clap and his Descendants': from the M.S. of Ebenezer Clapp of Dorchester (Mass.)
"Nicholas Clap, fourth son of Richard1 Clap of England, was born in 1612. He was a cousin of the celebrated Capt. Roger Clap, through whose influence, it is supposed, Nicholas2 came to this country about 1633, and settled in Dorchester, Mass. His name appears on the Town Records various times in connection with the municipal affairs of the town; and he was a deacon of the church. His first wife was Sarah Clap, a sister of Capt. Roger Clap; his second, Abigail, widow of Robert Sharp of Brookline. It is presumed that the residence of Nicholas2 Clap was in the north part of the town of Dorchester, near the house now standing, which was occupied by the late Deacon Ebenezer Clap, senior, who died March 6th, 1860. See Reg. XIV.284 Nicholas2 Clap died suddenly, in his barn Nov 24th, 1679#. His estate was appraised by James Humphrey, William Sumner, Henry Leadbetter. The balance, after deducting the debts, was 358,4,4.(pounds, shillings, pence). His sons, Nathaniel and Ebenezer, were administrators. He had four brothers, viz,: Ambrose2 and Richard2, who lived and died in England; Thomas2, b. in 1597, d. in Scituate, Mass., April 20, 1684, leaving descendants; John2, d. in dorchester, July 24, 1655. John left a widow, Joan, (who m. subsequently, John Ellis of Medfield,) but no children. In his will, dated July 11, 1655, he gives to his wife his dwelling-house, with all his lands, during her life. After her decease, said house and lands are given 'to the maintenance of the ministry and a Schoole in Dorchester forever.' The portion of the land situated at 'Dorchester neck,' now South Boston Point, was sold in 1835, for upwards of $13,000.--See Hist. Dorchester, p.442."
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From:"New England Ancestry of Albert Wilcox Savage" 1968 found in Union
College, Lincoln, NE LLCGS 929.2 Sa9:
RE Nicholas Clapp.."It has been said that Nicholas Clapp, the emigrant ancestor
of this family line and father of Barbara Clapp was born in Van Otery, co.
Dorset, England in 1612. He came to Dorchester, MA, 'probably in 1633 [as
found in AMERICAN ANCESTRY by Hughes and Mensell 3:75] or 1636 [as found in
GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY by Savage 1:390].
He married, first, Sarah Clapp and also a sister of Edward Clapp. He married,
second, Abigail Sharp, widow of Robert Sharp of Brookline, MA.
He died in Dorchester, 24 Nov 1679. Savage says that the father of this
Nicholas was named Richard, and that Nicholas was the brother of John Clapp,
also of Dorchester."
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From:"New England Ancestry of Albert Wilcox Savage" 1968 found in Union
College, Lincoln, NE LLCGS 929.2 Sa9 Date of birth as 1612 in Van Otery, co.
Dorset England and death as 24 Nov 1679 in Dorchester, MA where he arrived
'probably in 1633 or 1636'."
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DWS: from 'Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850' Dorchester - V2 pg 274-2745 doc 54
death : 'Dea. Nicholas, Nov. 24, 1679, 67'
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DWS: from 'The Clapp Memorial Record of the CLAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA' by Ebenezer Clapp - compiler, David Clapp & Son - publisher Boston 1876: introduction:
+ v. Nicholas, 1 b. in Dorchester, England, in 1612 ; came to New
England with his brother Thomas in 1633 ; m first his
cousin Sarah Clapp ; m. second, Abigail, widow of Robert
Sharp ; he d. in Dorchester, in 1679.
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DWS: from 'The Clapp Memorial Record of the CLAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA' by Ebenezer Clapp - compiler, David Clapp & Son - publisher Boston 1876: pgs beginning 195- ( pg 239 of the pdf):
'Was the fourth son of Richard Clapp of England, and was born in England, in 1612. Of his brothers, Thomas came with him to this country, John emigrated some time afterwards, and Ambrose and Richard remained behind. It was doubtless by the advice and encouragement of his cousin Roger, who was three years his senior, that he came to New England. He probably arrived in Dorchester in 1633, as his name appears on the records of the town the next year. Many others also arrived from Old England in 1633 and the year previous, so that the inhabitants had become many more in numbers than the few score who came with Roger in 1630. That year found them with a meeting-house built, and witnessed also the commencement of the practice of choosing a body of Selectmen to manage the affairs of the town. A fort was likewise ordered to be built in 1633 on "ye Rock upon Rock-hill," to be paid for by the town, and liberty was given Mr. Israel Stoughton to build a mill on Neponset River. Mr. Clapp was a man highly respected by his cotemporaries ; he held a number of the responsible offices of the town, and was a Deacon of the church. His name is found on the list of jurors at a special court held in September, 1653, relative to disputed matters connected with the Lynn Iron Works. He married, first, Sarah Clapp, a sister to Capt. Roger Clapp ; he married, second, Abigail, widow of Robert Sharp, of Brookline. He lived in the north part of the town, on the westerly side of what is now Boston Street, a little south of the Five Corners, and near the house where my father Deacon Ebenezer Clapp lived and died, and it is supposed he set out the orchard which was on my father's land contiguous to his house, as my grandfather, Noah Clapp, who died in 1799, told my mother that the man who set out those trees had been dead one hundred and thirty years. Some of these trees remained many years after this, and a few doubtless reached the aGe of two hundred years before their dead branches and decayed trunks were finally removed from the soil which had been cultivated by no less than six generations.

He owned land also in various other places, as will be seen by Lis inventory, many acres being located in parts long since occupied by streets and buildings. In 1667, a tax was laid by the town of half a penny on each acre of ploughed land on the Neck (now South Boston), and Nicholas's tax that year was lid. For the use of land on the Neck as pasture, no tax was assessed. The fac-simile of his autograph here given is obtained from a list in the Town Records of the male inhabitants of the town, appended to an instrument conveying to Dorchester all rents and profits of Thompson's Island, for the support of a Free School. He died suddenly in his barn, Nov. 24, 1679.

In 1849, several of his descendants in Dorchester and Boston, actuated by a desire that some fitting memorial of his worth and of his position as their emigrant ancestor, should be preserved in the ancient cemetery where he was buried, caused to be erected there a handsome marble grave-stone, on which is inscribed the following epitaph. The stone is near the westerly corner of the ground, but a few feet distant from Stoughton Street, and around it are the simple head-stones of many of his relatives and cotemporaries.

The Puritans are dead !
One venerable head
Pillows below.
His grave is with us seen,
'Neath Summer's gorgeous green
And Autumn's golden sheen,
And "Winter's snow.
In memory of
DEACON NICHOLAS CLAP,
One of the early settlers of Dorchester.
He came to Kew England about 1633, and died Xov. 24, 1679, aged 6 7
years. His descendants, to -whom he left the best of all jjatrimony,
the example of a benevolent, industrious and
Christian life, erect this stone to his memory
170 years after his decease.
His piety,
His constancy in virtue and in truth,
These on tradition's tongue shall live ; these shall
From sire to son be handed clown
To latest time.

(His will was itemized in the pdf - not shown here. Summary below)
Total . . . £629 15 7
(after expenses) Leaving £358 04 4
The appraisers were James Humfrey, "William Sumner, Henry Leadbetter. His two oldest sons, Nathaniel and Ebenezer, were administrators. Nathaniel died in 1707; Ebenezer, in 1712. At that time they had not finished settling the estate, and Noah was appointed in 1716 to complete the settlement.

Children of Nicholas and 1st wife Sarah Clapp:

Sarah,2 b. Dec. 31, 1637. She probably d. young, at least previous to 1670, when her half sister was born and called by the same name.

Nathaniel,2 b. Sept. 15, 1640; d. May 16, 1707, aged 67 years.

Ebenezer,2 b, in 1643 ; d. in Milton, July 31, 1712.

Hannah,2 b. in 1646; m. Oct. 14, 1668, Ebenezer Strong, of Northampton, and removed to that town. They were the greatgrandparents of Caleb Strong, U. S. Senator 1789-97, and the able and efficient governor of Massachusetts during the years 1800-07 and 1812-16, but whose opposition to the war with England, during the last named period, drew upon him the severest censure of his political opponents, and created an unhappy state'of disagreement with the national authorities at Washington. Ebenezer was brother to Samuel Strong, who m. Esther Clapp (No. 7 of Edward). Ebenezer d. Jan. 11, 1729, aged 86 years.

Children of Nicholas and 2d wife Abigail (Sharp) Clapp:

Noah,2 b. July 15, 1667. He removed to Sudbury, Mass., probably early in life, as the only record of him in Dorchester is that of his birth and baptism. He m. in Sudbury, July 28, 1690, Mary Wright. He was Town Clerk in Sudbury thirteen years —between 1721 and 1736—and held other important offices in the town. He died there in 1753, aged about 86 years, his wife having died previously. He probably married twice, Mary being his last wife.'


Abigail widow Sharp

DWS: from 'The Clapp Memorial Record of the CLAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA' by Ebenezer Clapp - compiler, David Clapp & Son - publisher Boston 1876: introduction:
+ v. Nicholas, 1 b. in Dorchester, England, in 1612 ; came to New
England with his brother Thomas in 1633 ; m first his
cousin Sarah Clapp ; m. second, Abigail, widow of Robert
Sharp ; he d. in Dorchester, in 1679.
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DWS: from New England Historic Genealogical Society: 'Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633', Vols. I-III pg 352-3
below is from the record regarding William Holbrook b. abt June 1620 of St Johns, Glastonbury, England son of Thomas Holbrook ...
'WILLIAM HOLBROOK, bp. St Johns, Glastonbury, Somcrsetshire, 12 June 1620 [Joseph Neal Anc 1311; m. (1) by 1655 Elizabeth Pitts (on 1 August 1655, "administration to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Pitts deceased is granted to W[illia]m Holbrooke & Elizabeth his wife," who presented an account of what "my mother Mrs. Pitts oweth to me & to others in her sickness & health" [SPR 3:26]); m. (2) about 1696 Abigail (Wright) (Sharp) Clapp, daughter of RICHARD WRIGHT (1630, Lynn) and widow of ROBERT SHARPE (1635, Braintree) and THOMAS CLAPP (1638, Weymouth) [TAG 67:38; GMB 3:2072-74).'


Sarah Clapp

DWS: from Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Dorchester births pg 13:
'Sarah Clap Daughter of Nicholas Clap Born Nov 22nd. 1674'
DWS: asks is this the dau of Abigail (wid Sharp)?


Abigail widow Sharp

DWS: from 'The Clapp Memorial Record of the CLAPP FAMILY IN AMERICA' by Ebenezer Clapp - compiler, David Clapp & Son - publisher Boston 1876: introduction:
+ v. Nicholas, 1 b. in Dorchester, England, in 1612 ; came to New
England with his brother Thomas in 1633 ; m first his
cousin Sarah Clapp ; m. second, Abigail, widow of Robert
Sharp ; he d. in Dorchester, in 1679.
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DWS: from New England Historic Genealogical Society: 'Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633', Vols. I-III pg 352-3
below is from the record regarding William Holbrook b. abt June 1620 of St Johns, Glastonbury, England son of Thomas Holbrook ...
'WILLIAM HOLBROOK, bp. St Johns, Glastonbury, Somcrsetshire, 12 June 1620 [Joseph Neal Anc 1311; m. (1) by 1655 Elizabeth Pitts (on 1 August 1655, "administration to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Pitts deceased is granted to W[illia]m Holbrooke & Elizabeth his wife," who presented an account of what "my mother Mrs. Pitts oweth to me & to others in her sickness & health" [SPR 3:26]); m. (2) about 1696 Abigail (Wright) (Sharp) Clapp, daughter of RICHARD WRIGHT (1630, Lynn) and widow of ROBERT SHARPE (1635, Braintree) and THOMAS CLAPP (1638, Weymouth) [TAG 67:38; GMB 3:2072-74).'