FROM: The Harvey Book:
“ABIGAIL HARVEY3 (William,2 Thomas1). Born in Boston 25 April, 1640, she came to Taunton with her parents in 1646. Prior to 1668 she was married to Nathaniel Thayer of Taunton. He was one of the fiftytwo grantees named in the deed from Governor Prince and others for the “North Purchase” of Taunton, 6 June, i668. He was also named as one of the grantees of the Bradford deed of 1689. [See page 32 ante.]
Abigail died at Taunton 20 Aug., 1691, and was buried in the Neck-ofland burial-ground. She was survived by her husband, by her son Nathaniel Thayer, Jr., who was named as a devisee in his grandfather Harvey’s will, and by other children whose names are not known."
“In ye Name of God Amen, I WILLIAM HARVEY being growne to a considerable age through ye patience of God and now being sick and weak. in Body though of sound memory & judgemt blessed be God Doe make & constitute this my last Will & Testamt.
“Impe. Doe commit my Soule to ye Lord Jesus Christ my Redeemer in hopes of acceptance thro free Grace & my Body to be Decently buryed”
“Fifthly to Nathanl Thare, Junr I give a parcell of land about or three acres lying at ye Norwest from ye meadow which we usually mow at three mile River.”
“Thomas deeded in September, 1693, certain lands to Nathaniel Thayer, Sr., for the benefit of the children of the said Nathaniel and his deceased wife Abigail, who was the sister of Thomas Harvey.”
Also see: Thayer Families Association
VOLUME II ‹ Descendants of Nathaniel Thayer, Immigrant to America 1660.
This volume consists of the genealogical and biographical information of the Immigrant Nathaniel Thayer and his wife, Abigail HARVEY and 2148 of their descendants. Nathaniel Thayer immigrated in 1660 and settled in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.