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Elizabeth Melinda (Cole) Legg (abt. 1608 - abt. 1666)

Elizabeth Melinda Legg formerly Cole aka Coale [uncertain]
Born about in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 5 Jun 1638 in Marblehead, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Elizabeth (Cole) Legg migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

Elizabeth (?Cole[citation needed]) (Anderson offers no maiden name; what is source for her maiden name?) was born about 1609 (deposed in 1665 that she was about 57).

She was outspoken:[1]

  • 6 Nov 1647: sued (with husband) for defamation
  • 25 Nov 1651: presented to court with wife of another man for "scandalous falling out on a Lord's Day"
  • 28 Nov 1656: presented to court for "perniciously belying the wife of Jon. Clements in the matter of the birth and death of a child of hers" (because the wife had not called anyone to the birth or death of the child); she sat in the stocks for this
  • 30 Nov 1654: sentenced to sit in the stocks having admitted "I did evil and sinfully in speaking slightly and scornfully of Mr. Walton... saying I could have a boy from College who would preach better ... for half the wages"
  • Nov 1659: presented to court for saying that if the people followed Mr. Walton's preachings, they would all go to hell
  • June 1671: presented to court with another woman for making disturbance in the meetinghouse

Name

Elizabeth Cole[2][3]

Birth

05 MAR 1608 Charlestown, Worcester, Massachusetts[4]

Death

05 MAR 1688 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts[5]

Marriage

06 MAY 1635 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA[6][7][8]

Sources

  • "Descendants of John E. Legg of Marblehead, MA", http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/l/e/g/John-E-Legg/GENE5-0034.html
  • Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686 (The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass.,1912) Vol. 2: 1656-1662, Page 8: Court Held at Salem, 28: 9: 1656. "Elizabeth, wife of John Legg of Marblehead, presented for... To sit in the stocks..."
  • S204 Author: Ancestry.com Title: American Marriages Before 1699 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data - Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery.
  • S84 Author: Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.; Repository: #R1

Footnotes

  1. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins..., Boston, MA: NEHGS (1995), p. 1168
  2. #S204: Marriage date: 6 May 1635 Marriage place: Woburn, Mass.
  3. #S84: Birth year: 1608; Birth city: Charlestown; Birth state: MA. Data: Text: Birth date: 5 March 1608 Birth place: Charlestown, Worcester, MA Death date: 5 March 1688 Death place: Woodburn, Middlesex, MA Marriage date: 6 May 1635 Marriage place: Boston, Suffolk, MA
  4. #S84: Birth year: 1608; Birth city: Charlestown; Birth state: MA. Data: Text: Birth date: 5 March 1608 Birth place: Charlestown, Worcester, MA Death date: 5 March 1688 Death place: Woodburn, Middlesex, MA Marriage date: 6 May 1635 Marriage place: Boston, Suffolk, MA
  5. #S84 Page: Birth year: 1608; Birth city: Charlestown; Birth state: MA. Data: Text: Birth date: 5 March 1608 Birth place: Charlestown, Worcester, MA Death date: 5 March 1688 Death place: Woodburn, Middlesex, MA Marriage date: 6 May 1635 Marriage place: Boston, Suffolk, MA
  6. #S204 Data: Text: Marriage date: 6 May 1635 Marriage place: Woburn, Mass.
  7. #S204 Data: Text: Marriage date: 6 May 1635 Marriage place: Woburn, Mass.
  8. #S84 Page: Birth year: 1608; Birth city: Charlestown; Birth state: MA. Data: Text: Birth date: 5 March 1608 Birth place: Charlestown, Worcester, MA Death date: 5 March 1688 Death place: Woodburn, Middlesex, MA Marriage date: 6 May 1635 Marriage place: Boston, Suffolk, MA


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Jeffrey, what is your source for Cole as her maiden name? Anderson (Great Migration series) does not name one. Thanks.
posted by Jillaine Smith

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