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Walter Palmer

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Walter Palmer
Born about in Parham, Somerset, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in , Englandmap
Husband of — married in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusettsmap
Died in Stonington, New London, Connecticutmap
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Disputed Origin and Parents

There are internet family trees claiming that Walter Palmer was born in 1585 in Parham, Somerset, the son of William or John Palmer and Elizabeth Verney. There is no known evidence to support this claim, and there is a counter supposition that Walter Palmer, "probably the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Carter) Palmer was likely born in the village of Yetminster, Dorsetshire, England sometime around 1585."[1]

In addition, to quote from this G2G thread: The book "Walter Palmer of Charlestown and Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Stonington, Connecticut (1986) ... agreed with Col. Charles Edward Banks' 1930's conclusion that Walter was likely a rural dairy farmer, after rejecting claims that he was the son of a Sir Thomas Palmer.... This book is refuting a different set of parents from what is on WikiTree or what the Walter Palmer Society suggests is probable."

NOTE

There is no evidence of the name of Walter's first wife.

Biography

Walter Palmer

Birth 09 Oct 1585 Parham, Somerset, England[citation needed]
Arrival 1621 Massachusetts[citation needed]
Death 10 Nov 1661 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Residence
1631 Massachusetts Colony
1634 Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Walter a Separatist Puritan, who in an effort to seek religious freedom left England (sic)--on April 5, 1629,(sic)-- "Walter Palmer sailed on the "Four Sisters of London (sic)" Robert Harman (sic)--as Master from Gravesend, England, arriving in Salem, Massachusetts". [2][3]

Walter embarked at Salem Harbor in 1629 where he stayed a short time then removed to Charlestown abt 1631 and is listed as a Founder. He then relocated to Rehoboth in 1642 and is listed as a Founder then on to Stonington in 1652 where he lived out his life. He is listed as a Founder. [4][5]

“Now in this year 1629, a great company of people (The Higginson Fleet) of good rank, zeal, means and quality have made a great stock, and with six good ships in the months of April and May, they set sail from Thames for the Bay of the Massachusetts, otherwise called Charles River. The fleet consisted of, the George Bonaventure of twenty pieces of ordnance; the Talbot nineteen; the Lion’s Whelp eight; the Mayflower fourteen; the Four sisters fourteen and the Pilgrim four, with 350 men women and children, also 115 head of cattle, as horses, mares, cows and oxen, 41 goats, some conies (rabbits), with all provision for household and apparel, 6 pieces of great ordnance for a fort, with muskets, pikes, corselets, drums, colors, and with all provisions necessary for a plantation for the good of man.” [6]

On September 28, 1630 there was recorded a "Jury called to hold an inquest on the body of Austine Bratcher." It found "that the strokes given by Walter Palmer, were occasionally the means of the death of Austin Bratcher, and so to be manslaughter. Mr. Palmer made his psonall appearance this day (October 19, 1630) & stands bound, hee & his sureties, till the nexte court." At a court session of "a court of assistants, holden att Boston, November 9th 1630" numerous matters were taken up and disposed of, including the trial of Walter Palmer and one other item of interest: "it is ordered, that Rich. Diffy, servt. To Sr. Richard Saltonstall, shal be whipped for his misdemeanr toward his maister." "A Jury impannell for the tryall of Walter Palmer, concerning the death of Austin Bratcher: Mr. Edmond Lockwood, Rich: Morris, Willm Rockewell, Willm Balston, Christopher Conant, Willm Cheesebrough, Willm Phelpes, John Page, Willm Gallard, John Balshe, John Hoskins, Laurence Leach, /The jury findes Walter Palmer not quilty of manslaughter, whereof hee stoode indicted, & soe the court acquitts him." The above is the first discovered reference to William Chesebrough, one of Walter's closest friends.

Walter became very prominent in the affairs of Charlestown, holding public office and is listed among the first group of men who took the Oath of Freeman of Massachusetts Bay Colony, Community of Charlestown (sic) on May 18, 1631. The original list included, "Mr. Roger Conant, John Balche, Ralfe Sprage, Simon Hoyte, Rick: Sprage, Walt (Walter) Palmer, Abraham Palmer, Mr Rich: Saltonstall, Rich: Stower, Czekiell Richardson, Wm Cheesebrough. [7] The trial likely held up Walter's ability to become a free man in 1630 (sic).

Walter was a Farmer and Dairyman.

Walter apparently had a wife or wives before coming to the Americas, her/their names are not yet known. Walter's second wife was as follows: Reverend Eliot's records of the Roxbury First Church state: "Rebeckah Short, a maide srvant, she came in the yeare 1632 and was married to Walter Palmer a Godly man of Charlestown Church." Their marriage date 1 June 1633 is the same date Walter and Rebecca were admitted to the Church of Charlestown. [8]

Walter died 10 Nov 1661 Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA and is buried in Wequetequock Burial Ground, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

Children of Walter Palmer and Rebecca Short

  • Hannah (1634-1681)
  • Elihu (1635-1665)
  • Nehemiah (1637-1717)
  • Moses (1640-1701)
  • Benjamin (1642-1715)
  • Gershom (1644-1718)
  • Rebecca (1647-1713)

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1585
Place: Somerset County, England[9][10]
Birth:
Date: 1587
Place: Parham, Somerset, England[11]
Birth:
Date: OCT 1590
Place: Somerset, Yetminster Parish, England[12]

Christening

Christening:
Date: 09 OCT 1590
Place: Moorlinch, Somerset, England[13]

Death

Death:
Date: APR 1670
Place: Westchester Co., NY[14]
Death:
Date: 1637
Place: DUXBURY, PLYMOUTH, MA[15][16]
Death:
Date: 1647[17]
Death:
Date: 10 NOV 1661
Place: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut[18]

Burial

Burial:
Date: 1637
Place: Weguetequock, Stonington, New London, Connecticut[19]

Immigration

Immigration:
Date: 1629
Place: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts[20]

Occupation

Occupation:
Place: Nailer, Farmer, Dairyman[21]

Religion

Religion:
Place: Puritan[22]

Note

Note: #H151

Marriage

Husband: William Palmer
Child: William Palmer
Marriage:
Date: BET 1605 AND 1635
Place: {Possibly Duxbury, Plymouth, MA}[23][24]
Marriage:
Date: BET 1609 AND 1655[25][26]
Husband: William Palmer
Wife: Rebecca Short
Marriage:
Date: 01 JUN 1633
Place: Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts[27]
Husband: William Palmer
Child: William Palmer
Marriage:
Date: NOV 1637
Place: Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts[28]

Notes

Note H151[Gideon Head.ged.FTW]
Walter Palmer first appears in America at Charlestown, Mass. He removed to Rehoboth in 1643 and then to Stonington in 1653.
Walter Palmer was a passenger on one of six unnamed ships which sailed from Gravesend for Salem in March, 1629.
On 28 Sept 1630 a coroner's jury met to "inquire concerning the death of Austen Bratcher... dying lately at Mr. Cradock's plantation. " They found "that the strokes given by Walter Palmer were occasionally the means of the death...." At a trial on 9 Nov, the jury found Palmer not guilty.
Freeman: 18 May 1631: Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Arrested: 28 Sep 1630 Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
From Larry Chesebro:
1. Much research has been done to connect Walter to an ancestral family. Some believe his family was connected to Sir Anthony Palmer -others believe John Palmer of Angmering may be Walter's ancestry. Many records needed for proof have been destroyed or are missing and any records discovered have probably disproved any possibilities.
We have recorded a Walter Palmer and Elizabeth Carter as parents according to the Walter Palmer Society. And, for interested researchers continuing to link Walter to the John Palmer of Angmering family, we have added a "!PLACE MARK!" connection from John's family to the Walter Palmer now considered to be Walter's father.
2. Walter Palmer, seeking religious freedom, sailed from Gravesend, Kent, England with his five children and Abraham Palmer(believed to behis brother) arriving in Salem, MA in June of 1629 in the "Four Sisters", one of a fleet of six ships that also included the "Talbot","Lyons Whelp", "George Bonaventure", "Lyon", and "The Mayflower" (ofthe 1620 Pilgrimage). He initially went to Mishawum (Charlestown), MA where he was listed in the town records as one of the early settlers as follows: Reverend Francis Bright, Engineer Thomas Graves, Ralph Sprague, Richard Sprague, William Sprague, John Meech, Simon Hoyte,Abraham Palmer, Walter Palmer, Nicholas Stowers, John Stickline, and original settler (1625) Thomas Walford. Walter, with his brother Abraham, were made Freemen of Massachusetts in 1634. In 1643 he later moved to Seakonk (Rehoboth), MA where he, William Chesebrough, Richard Wright of Braintree, and Alexander Winchester, were the founders. Ofthese Richard Wright was the dominant man. Walter joined William Chesebrough in 1652 in Stonington where he was one of the three early settlers to follow William. He settled on the east bank of the Wequetequock Cove
3. Walter was called a non-conformist, he had strong religious convictions which were contrary to the established Church of England.He felt the church had erred in continuing with the pageantry and formality of the Roman Church instead of returning to the simplicity of the early Christian Churches as they had been during their first three hundred years. This could be the reason no baptisms of his first five children could be found in England. He was a large man -- said to have been 6' to 6' 5", weighing 200 to 300 lbs. He was also a man of high integrity, honesty and ability -- these traits were passed on to his children. His sons carried on in the same manner, assuming responsibilities, serving as civic officers, becoming church members and some even became deacons of the Church.
4. From page 378, Volume of Colonial Families of the United States of America:
Arms -- Or, two bars gules, each charged with three trefoils slipped vert, in chief 2 greyhound courant sable.
Crest -- A demi-panther rampant guardant, flames issuing from ears and mouth proper, supporting a palm branch.
Motto -- Palma virtuti.
5. Biography from Richard Anson Wheeler's, "History of Stonington, Connecticut, 1649 - 1900", (Press of The Day Publishing Company,1900):
WALTER Palmer, the progenitor of the family of his name, who first settled in Stonington, Conn., came to New England as early as 1628,with his brother, Abraham Palmer, a merchant of London, England, and nine associates. They went from Salem, Mass., through a pathless wilderness to a place called by the Indians Mishawam, where they found a man by the name of Thomas Walford, a smith.
Here they remained until the next year, when they were joined by nearly one hundred people, who came with Thomas Graves, from Salem and laid the foundation of the town, which they named Charlestown, in honor of King Charles the First, June 2q., 1629. It is claimed that Walter Palmer built the first dwelling house in Charlestown after it was organized as a township, on the two acres of land that were assigned and set to him by the authority of the new town. Walter Palmer's inclinations tended to stock raising and farming, but he soon found his land was inadequate to his business, notwithstanding which he continued to reside in Charlestown until 1643. During his residence there he purchased additional real estate, which he improved in hi sline of business as best he could.
While thus engaged he became acquainted with William Chesebrough, who lived at the time in Boston and Braintree, whose business pursuits were similar to those of Mr. Palmer, and after repeated interviews and consultations, they both decided to remove to the Plymouth Colony, and did so remove their families and with others, joined in the organization of the town of Rehoboth, as an independent township,which was continued as such until they should subject themselves to some other government. Such an organization, largely composed of strangers and situated in a remote part of the colony, was not very well calculated to secure their approval. It does not appear that they intended to establish this new township wholly as an independent organization, for as soon as the preliminary steps necessary for its formation were taken, and after its organization was effected, they elected deputies to the General Court of Plymouth.
Walter Palmer was a prominent man when he lived in MA, and was admitted a freeman there May 18, 1631, and held several local offices in that colony, and such was the estimation in which he was held by the first planters of Rehoboth and the confidence that they reposed in him, that his fellow townsmen elected him as their first representative to the General Court of Plymouth, and subsequently re-elected him to that office and also conferred upon him repeatedly the office of selectman and other local offices. His friend Chesebrough, not relishing the way and manner in which he was treated by the General Court of the Plymouth Colony decided to look farther westward for a permanent place of abode. He visited the then new settlement of New London, by the advice of Mr. John Winthrop, which after a thorough examination thereof, it did not answer his expectations, so he concluded to return homeward, and on his way came through the town of Stonington, Conn., where he visited the beautiful valley of Wequetequock, with which he was so well pleased that he decided to make it his future place of abode.
When he reached home and described to his wife and family the situation and advantages of this valley, they all approved of it as a desirable place for their home. Mr. Chesebrough and sons immediately commenced operations for the erection of a dwelling house, fixing its site on the west bank of Wequetequock Cove. The salt marsh lands adjoining the cove furnished hay for the stock, and Mr. Chesebrough and Palmer and all the early settlers until they could clear up land and reduce it to cultivation by English grasses for their cattle. Mr. Chesebrough so far finished his house that he occupied it with his family during the year 1649, and so became the pioneer English planter of the new town now called Stonington.
The Connecticut General Court were not satisfied with his locating himself in the wilderness so far away from any English settlement, so they ordered him to report his proceedings to Maj. John Mason, which resulted in a compromise later on between him and said court, wherein and by which he was to remain in his new habitation on condition that he would induce a reasonable number of creditable persons to unite with him in organizing a new township as hereinbefore stated more at large.
Thomas Stanton, the interpreter general of New England, was the first to join Mr. Chesebrough in the new settlement, and obtained a grant from the General Court in March, 1650, of six acres of planting ground on Pawcatuck River, with liberty to erect a trading house thereon,with feed and mowing of marsh land, according to his present occasions, giving him the exclusive trade of the river for three years next ensuing. Mr. Stanton located his six-acre grant on the west bank of Pawcatuck River, .around a place known as Pawcatuck rock, upon which grant he erected his trading house; and subsequently built him a dwelling house thereon, to which he moved his family in 1651,establishing it as his permanent place of abode, where he lived the remainder of his days. (For further particulars see Stanton family).
William Chesebrough, in pursuance of his arrangement with the General Court, invited his friend Walter Palmer, then living in Rehoboth, to come and join him here in the organization of another new township.While Mr. Palmer was considering this proposition, Thomas Miner, who had married his daughter Grace, and was then a resident of New London,was also invited to join the new settlement, which he did, by obtaining a limited grant of land of the town of New London, which he located on the east bank of Wequetequock Cove, and built him a dwelling house thereon, to which he moved his family in the year 1652.
The town of New London at the time claimed jurisdiction of the town of Stonington and had granted large tracts of land to William Chesebrough and Thomas Miner, and being anxious to assist Mr. Chesebrough in his efforts to induce a suitable number of prominent men to unite with him in settling a new township here, induced Gov. Haynes to accept of a grant of land of three hundred acres, for a farm lying east and southeast of Chesebrough's land, on the east side of Wequetequock Cove. This grant bore date April 5, 1652.
Walter Palmer, who was then prospecting for a tract of land suitable for farming, with salt marsh grass land for his stock, ascertained that Gov. Haynes's grant covered the land he wished to obtain, and so visited the governor, with his son-in-law, Thomas Miner, and his eldest son, John Miner, who had previously learned that the Haynes grant of land embraced in its boundaries his son-in-law's land. But after a friendly interview with the governor, Walter Palmer purchased his grant of land in Stonington, by a contract deed which was witnessed by Thomas and John Miner, agreeing to pay the governor one hundred pounds for the place, with such cattle as Mr. Haynes shouldselect out of Walter Palmer's stock. If any disagreement should arise,as to the price of the stock, it should be decided by indifferentpersons. Their contract recognized the title to the house and landsoccupied by Mr. Miner, and was dated July 15, 1653.
Thomas Miner, ., was selected to put Mr. Palmer in possession of theland purchased of Gov. Haynes, and did so by a written instrument,embodying therein a conveyance of his own land, and dwelling house,included in the boundaries of the Haynes land (to Mr. Palmer),reserving the right, however, to occupy his said house until he couldbuild another at Mistuxet, now known as Quiambaug, in Stonington.
So 1653 marks the time when Walter Palmer came to Stonington toreside. He and his friend Chesebrough lived within a stone's throw ofeach other, and after life's fitful fever was ended, departed thislife, and both lie buried in the old Wequetequock burial place, withThomas Stanton, the interpreter general of New England.
Walter Palmer was a man well advanced in life when he came toStonington to reside with his family. He was born in London, England,as early as 1585, and at the time of his settlement here had reachedthe rugged steep of life's decline. The rough exposure of pioneerlife, with its deprivations, seriously affected his health, which wasso much impaired that as the chill November days had come, "thesaddest of the year," he was gathered not to his fathers, but laid torest in the old Wequetequock burial place, dying Nov. l0, 1661. Of his family, it may be said that he married in England, long before he cameto this country. The name of his first wife has never been recorded.He m. 2d, Rebecca Short, who came to this country in 1632. They werejoined in marriage June 1, 1633.
Walter Palmer first appears in America at Charlestown, Mass. He removed to Rehoboth in 1643 and then to Stonington in 1653.
Walter Palmer was a passenger on one of six unnamed ships which sailed from Gravesend for Salem in March, 1629.
On 28 Sept 1630 a coroner's jury met to "inquire concerning the death of Austen Bratcher... dying lately at m
Mr. Cradock's plantation. " They found "that the strokes given by Walter Palmer were occasionally the means of the death...." At a trial on 9 Nov, the jury found Palmer not guilty.
Freeman: 18 May 1631: Charlestown,Middlesex,Massachusetts
Arrested: 28 Sep 1630 Charlestown,Middlesex,Massachusetts
S= Rick Waggener [PhilipHoot.FTW]
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Died 2: 19 Nov 1661, Stonington, New London Co., CT (Wildey sour ce)
Immigration: Jun 1629, in the "Four Sisters" from Gravesend, Ken t,England to Salem, Essex Co., MA
Individual:
IMM: From England to Charlestown, MA, 1628; at Charlestown, 1629-43 ;freeman, 1634; constable
, 1633; removed to Rehoboth; 1st rep. Gen. Ct. from that town, 1 646,47; a founder of Stonington, CT., 1653
Sources
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Author: Viruk, Frederick Adams
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1986
3. Title: American Genelogist
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Individual:
Walter emigrated about 1628 to Charlestown and then Rehoboth, MA
before removing to Stonington, CT. He came from Yetminster Parish, Dorsetshire and arrived in Salem, MA 6 Mar 1629
William Palmer was a Puritan. He came to Plymouth Colony in 1621 andin 1639 was one of the original settlers of Yarmouth

Ancestral File Number

Ancestral File Number: 19PX-6NT

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Biography

Walter Palmer was born in 1585, Nottingham, England and died 11/10/1661 in Stonington, New London, CT. He married Rebecca SHORT on 6/1/1632 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA. Rebecca was born apx 1607 in Charlesstown, England and died 7/15/1671.

One of their children was: Gershom Palmer, born 6/16/1644 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, died 9/27/1718 in Stonington, New London, CT. Gershom married Ann DENNISON, dau of George Dennison and Ann Borodell, on 11/28/1667. Ann was christened on 5/20/1649 Roxbury, MA, and was buried in 1694 in Stonington, CT.

from -http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=2834&p=surnames.palmer

Occupation

Occupation: Farmer and Dairyman

Note

Note:
1. Much research has been done to connect Walter to an ancestral family. Some believe his family was connected to Sir Anthony Palmer - others believe John Palmer of Angmering may be Walter's ancestry. Many records needed for proof have been destroyed or are missing and any records discovered have probably disproved any possibilities.
We have recorded Walter Palmer I and Elizabeth Carter as parents acco rding to the Walter Palmer Society. And, for interested
researchers continuing to link Walter to the John Palmer of Parham fa mily, we have added a " PALMER MYTH " connection from John's family to the Walter Palmer now considered to be Walter's father. However, the Walter Palmer family of Stonington IS NOT FROM THE PARHAM AND ANGMERING PALMER FAMILY
2. Walter Palmer, seeking religious freedom sailed from Gravesend, Kent, England with his five children and Abraham Palmer(believed to be his brother) arriving in Salem, Massachusetts in June of 1629 in the "Four Sisters", one of a fleet of six ships that also included the "Talbot", "Lyons Whelp", "George Bonaventure", "Lyon", and "The Mayflower" (of the 1620 Pilgrimage).
3. Walter was called a non-conformist, he had strong religious convictions which were contrary to the established Church of England. He felt the church had erred in continuing with the pageantry and formality of the Roman Church instead of returning to the simplicity of the early Christian Churches as they had been during their first three hundred years. This could be the reason no baptisms of his first five children could be found in England.
4. He initially went to Mishawum (Charlestown), Massachusetts where he was listed in the town records as one of the early settlers as follows: Reverend Francis Bright, Engineer Thomas Graves, Ralph Sprague, Richard Sprague, William Sprague, John Meech, Simon Hoyte, Abraham Palmer, Walter Palmer, Nicholas Stowers, John Stickline, and original settler (1625) Thomas Walford. In 1643 he later moved to Seakonk (Rehoboth), Massachusetts where he, William Chesebrough, Richard Wright of Braintree, and Alexander Winchester, were the founders. Of these Richard Wright was the dominant man. Walter later joined William Chesebrough in Stonington where he was one of the three early settlers to follow William.
5. William Chesebrough, Richard Wright of Braintree, Alexander Winchester, and Walter Palmer were the founders of Seakonk, and of these Richard Wright was the dominant man. Walter Palmer was a co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts and Stonington, Connecticut where a large monument was erected naming William Chesebrough, Thomas Stanton, Walter Palmer and Thomas Minor. Note: (The city of Seakonk was renamed Rehoboth)
6. Walter was a large man -- it was said he was 6' to 6' 5", weighing 200 to 300 lbs. He was also a man of high integrity, honesty and ability -- these traits were passed on to his children. His sons carried on in the same manner, assuming responsibilities, serving as civic officers, becoming church members and some even became deacons of the Church.
7. From page 378, Volume III of Colonial Families of the United States of America:
Arms -- Or, two bars gules, each charged with three trefoils slipped vert, in chief 2 greyohund courant sable.
Crest -- A demi-panther rampant guardant, flames issuing from ears and mouth proper, supporting a palm branch.
Motto -- Palma virtuti.


Sources

  1. The Palmer family of Long Island
  2. Pilgrims Ships List
  3. The Great Migration
  4. I have researched in Stonington, New London, CT, USA and have been to the memorial. Al Butchino
  5. The Great Migration
  6. The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith - London 1630
  7. The Great Migration
  8. I have seen a true copy of Reverend Eliot's record - Al Butchino
  9. Source: Footnote: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1134, Date of Import: Apr 6, 1997
  10. Source: #S14873 Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001
  11. Source: Footnote: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #4467, Date of Import: Apr 13, 1997
  12. Source: #S15161 Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  13. Source: #S15161 Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  14. Source: Footnote: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1134, Date of Import: Apr 6, 1997
  15. Source: Footnote: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #4467, Date of Import: Apr 13, 1997
  16. Source: #S14873 Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001
  17. Source: #S15524 Data: Text: Date of Import: 5 Oct 2005
  18. Source: #S15161 Data: Text: Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  19. Source: #S15161 Data: Text: Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  20. Source: #S15161 Data: Text: Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  21. Source: #S15161 Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  22. Source: #S15161 Data: Text: Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  23. Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #4467, Date of Import: Apr 13, 1997
  24. Source: #S14873 Data: Text: Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001
  25. Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1134, Date of Import: Apr 6, 1997
  26. Source: #S14873 Data: Text: Date of Import: Feb 11, 2001
  27. Source: #S15161 Data: Text: Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  28. Source: #S15161 Data: Text: Date of Import: 28 Sep 2005
  29. Entered by Tom Bredehoft, 30/5/2013
  • Source: S1397 Title: #9 Abbreviation: #9 Master Listing Source: Y Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Record ID Number: 702426
  • Source: S425 Title: #3 Abbreviation: #3 Master Listing Source: Y Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Record ID Number: 705270
  • Source: S428 Title: #2 Abbreviation: #2 Master Listing Source: Y Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Record ID Number: 705262
  • Source: S4484 Title: #19 Abbreviation: #19 Master Listing Source: Y Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Record ID Number: 374109 Page: page 526
  • Source: S744 Title: #11 Abbreviation: #11 Master Listing Source: Y Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Record ID Number: 701176
  • Source: S78 Title: #26 Abbreviation: #26 Master Listing Source: Y Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Record ID Number: 700494
  • Source: S83 Title: #22 Abbreviation: #22 Master Listing Source: Y Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Record ID Number: 705412


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On February 21, 2015 at 19:35GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

The changes tab indicated Brady-1509 changed the name from Walter to William. You could check with him. In the meantime thanks for trying to resolve the problems with this profile, Anne.

On February 21, 2015 at 03:12GMT Anne Baker wrote:

For an unknown reason, this profile was changed from Walter to William. I am quite certain that this profile should be Walter Palmer. As the name change reason was 'guess' I am changing it back to Walter.

As this profile is Project Protected, please do not make any changes without discussion! thanks!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Palmer_%28Puritan%29

On February 21, 2015 at 03:03GMT Anne Baker wrote:

This profile was for Walter Palmer. I am trying to understand why it was changed to William???

On January 16, 2015 at 06:05GMT Cynthia B wrote:

Palmer-7117 and Palmer-70 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, birth date and place, marriage

Death information varied, but sources may resolve, but this should not hold up a merge. (Including both sets of information in the merge is a good idea)

If you agree these represent the same person, please approve the merge.

Thanks!

On February 9, 2013 at 17:35GMT Alan Butchino wrote:

I have copied the Bio's and can bring them back anytime. I still need 4 more approvals to begin.

On January 7, 2013 at 20:30GMT Vic Watt wrote:

This is from the Great Migration:

" (2) By 1633 REBECCA SHORT "a maid servant, she came in the year 1632 & was married to [blank] Palmer a godly man of Charlestowne church" [RChR 77]. (Wyman claims that Walter and Rebecca were married 1 June 1633 [Wyman 507], but there is no record of the marriage and this was the date they were admitted to the Charlestown church.) She died Stonington 15 July 1671 ("Saturday at night Mother Palmer departed this life" [Minor Diary 93])."

On January 7, 2013 at 16:16GMT Alan Butchino wrote:

Reverend Eliot's records of the Roxbury First Church state: "Rebeckah Short, a maide srvant, she came in the yeare 1632 and was married to Walter Palmer a Godly man of Charlestown Church."----They were m 01 Jun 1633 Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

On January 7, 2013 at 12:39GMT B Chelton wrote:

I am having issues with the Rebecca Short marriage the more I look at it. I know I confirmed/completed some of the merges & will admit my screw up (if it was one). Does anyone else find it strange that William would have be almost 50 when he married Rebecca and 65 when he had his last kid? Help? Hate to see this go any further down the wrong path if we are making a mistake somewhere.



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