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Hannahs of 1650 Massachusetts

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Date: 1620 to 1720
Location: Massachusettsmap
Surnames/tags: Brigham Eames
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Examining the Hannahs of 1650

Especially those of Sudbury, Marlborough and nearby Connected with the Brigham, Rice, Taylor and Ward families

Hannah Ward

William Ward (1603-1687) and Elizabeth (____) (1618-1700) had thirteen children between 1626 and 1658. One of their daughters was Hannah Ward, b. abt 1639 in Sudbury. The Ward genealogy claims that it was this daughter who married Samuel Howe in Watertown 26 March 1657.

William Ward's estate was administered in 1698 in Marlborough. Case #23758

Hannah Brigham

Thomas Brigham and Mary-Mercy Hurd married. They had ___ children, including a daughter Hannah Brigham, born 9 March 1650. Hannah married first Gershom Eames, by whom she had two children. She married second 4 August 1679 (in Marlborough) William Ward Jr son of William Ward Sr and Elizabeth (_____) above.

Hannah Brigham Eames Ward wrote a will in 1714 or 

1719 in Marlborough; case #23712

The estate of Gershom Eames was administered in 1676.[1]

Hannah Rice

Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore married. They had ___ children, including a daughter, Hannah Rice, b. abt 1650. While the VR does not record her birth (the book notes an absence of records during her birth year possibilities), Henry Rice names a daughter, Hannah, in his 1704 will. The Ward genealogy claims that she married first Eleazar Ward on 10 July 1675 in Marlborough. The Marlborough VR does record such a marriage without naming the parents of either individual. However, William Ward Sr’s will in April 1686 makes a bequest to both “Hannah, now wife of Richard Taylor of Sudbury, and also unto Hannah, daughter of the said Hannah by my son Eleazer Ward deceased.”

Inventory of the estate of Eleezer Ward, 1677, case #23700


  1. Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Index, 1648-1870; Gershom Eames Administration, #6650

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