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Rebecca (Larkin) Hammond (abt. 1662 - abt. 1718)

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Rebecca Hammond formerly Larkin aka Lightfoot
Born about in Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jun 2015
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Biography

Rebecca was born about 1662. It is possible that it could be 1667 or 1670. She married Thomas Lightfoot around 1680 which seems to support the 1662 birth date best. (My reference for that is the Missouri Mule website listed below. Ancestry.com seems to like 1667 but that puts her at 13 for marriage and Thomas at 20.) There are many references to her as Widow Lightfoot although the best description of her comes from the Murray Family reference below.

"...Susanna (Hammond) Orrick, dau. of Col. Thomas Hammond, by his wife, Rebecca Larkin Lightfoot, dau. of John Larkin."

Another reference to Rebecca comes from the Gist Family reference below.

"5 June 1683, Thomas and Ann Lightfoot, orphans of John and Elizabeth Lightfoot, are apprenticed to "Christopher Guest" (Court Record). Thomas Lightfoot died before 1688, but had married in the meantime and left a widow Rebecca (Larkin) who gave bond, 7 August 1688, to "Christopher Guest" of Baltimore County, planter, for the conveyance of 320 acres formerly called Utopia, but now called Rebecca's Delight (Balto. Co., R. M. no. H. S., 279281)." Page 504 and then later on Pages 506-7. " 21 Feb'y 1693/4, Thomas Hammond of Baltimore County, Gent., and Rebecca his wife late relict of Thomas Lightfoot of said County, Gent., deceased, convey to Richard Gist, son and heir of Christopher Gist, late of said County, Gent, deceased, the tract Utopia, now called Rebecca's Delight (Balto. Co., R. M., no. H. S., 417). This was the tract for the conveyance of which, Rebecca widow of Thomas Lightfoot gave bond 7 August 1688 (see above)."

She died around 1718.

Sources

  • Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. 7 volumes. 1912. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966, 1995. Page 541, Colonial Families of the USA - Murray Family
  • Maryland Genealogies: A Consolidation of Articles from the Maryland Historical Magazine, Page 504 and 506-7 Gist Family of Baltimore County by Christopher JohnstonMaryland Genealogies - Gist Family
  • The Dorsey family : descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations and allied families, Page 25, The Dorsey Family
  • Missouri Mule Website, Thomas Hammond
  • Harry Wright Newman Anne Arundel Gentry - The Genealogical History of Some Early Families of Anne Arundel, Volume I (n.p.: Harry Wright Newman, 1970); page 196; "Widow Lightfoot" widow of Sir Thomas Lightfoot of Cecil

Acknowledgements

  • Larkin-1095 was created 2 Jun 2015 by Audrey McGlynn
  • Larkin-1845 was created by Gurney Thompson
  • Larkin-1095 and Larkin-1845 were merged 12 Oct 2017


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On 1 Oct 2017 at 14:42 GMT Gurney Thompson Jr wrote:

Larkin-1095 and Larkin-1854 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same person. Look at my references and I think you will conclude these are the same people. Birth and death dates vary for her but the marriages and children are linked.



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