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Edith (Squire) Adams (1587 - 1672)

Edith Adams formerly Squire aka Fussell
Born in Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married 19 Oct 1609 in Charlton Mackrell ,Somerset, Englandmap
Wife of — married 1651 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 84 in Medfield, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Dec 2008
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Henry Adams married Edith Squire in Charlton Mackrell church, and her sister Anne had married Aquila Purchase, an ex-Dorchester schoolmaster, a parishioner and fervent supporter of the Rev. John White. Aquila's brother was an early settler in Brunswick, Maine. The sisters Edith and Anne Squire were granddaughters of the Rev. William Squire, rector of Charlton Mackrell, to whom reference has already been made.


Baptism: 29 MAY 1587
Christened 29 May 1587,[1] in Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, England.


Date: 1638
Place: ENG
* Edith Squire was born about 1587 in Charlton Mackrell, Somersetshire, England. based on baptism She was baptized on MAY 29 1587 in Charlton Mackrell, Somersetshire, England. She immigrated in 1638 to Massachusetts. She emigrated in 1638 from England. She died on JAN 21 1672/73 in Medfield, MA.
Father: Henry SQUIRE
Birth: ABT. 1587, Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, England
Baptism: 29 MAY 1587, Charlton Mackrell, Somersetshire, England
Death: 21 JAN 1673, Medfield, Massachusetts
Partnership with: Henry ADAMS, Marriage: 19 OCT 1609,[2] Charlton Mackrell, Somersetshire, England
  1. Henry ADAMS Birth: 1610, Barton St. David, Somerset, England
  2. Thomas ADAMS Birth: 1612, Barton St. David, Somerset, England
  3. Jonathan ADAMS Birth: ABT. 1614, Barton St. David, Somerset, England
  4. Samuel ADAMS Birth: ABT. 1617, Barton St. David, Somerset, England
  5. Urusula ADAMS Birth: 1619, Barton St. David, Somerset, England
  6. Peter ADAMS Birth: 1621, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England
  7. John ADAMS Birth: ABT. 1622, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England
  8. Joseph ADAMS Birth: 9 FEB 1626, Kings Weston, Somerset, England
  9. Edward ADAMS Birth: ABT. 1629, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England


Edith Fussell, wife of John, died on 21 January 1672 in Medfield, (then) Suffolk County, Mass. Bay Colony.[3][4]

Research Notes

Without any sources/citations her middle name had been shown as Rosamund. No responses received to queries posted to her profile about this middle name; it has now been removed.


  1. Somerset : Charlton Mackrell : Virgin Mary : Register of unspecified type : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG ( : viewed 8 Dec 2022) baptism Edith Squire 29 May 1587
  2. Somerset : Charlton Mackrell : Virgin Mary : Register of unspecified type : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG ( : viewed 8 Dec 2022) marriage Henry Adams to Edith Squire 19 Oct 1609
  3. NEHGS, compiler, Vital Records of Medfield, MA, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1903), p. 213
    "Fussell, Edith, w. John, Jan. 21, 1672."
    "Fussell, John, Feb. 21, 1675/6."
  4. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Norfolk > Medfield > Births, marriages, deaths 1651-1876 > image 170 of 601; town clerk offices, Massachusetts. (Image of town record copy made in 1850)
  • Cary Family History. Joiner, Rev. Darrell and Sallyann
  • Chamberlain,, George Walter, M.S. Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore: Reprint, 1984
  • Sprague, Waldo Chamberlain. Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass., 1640-1850, Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700

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Again: is there *any* primary source for the middle name of Rosamund? It seems to be a fictional name that's been attached to her for centuries.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I've removed the middle name Rosamund to a Research Note
posted by S (Hill) Willson
No primary source for the middle name Rosamund. Register of Births- Bishop's Transcript- Church Blessed Virgin Mary, Charlton, Mackrell- SQUIRE Edith - Father Henry Squire - Born 29 May 1587.
posted by Ruth Hirst
Squire-2421 and Squire-1 appear to represent the same person because: everything matches. part of whole duplicate line. Please merge
posted by S (Hill) Willson
What's the source for middle name Rosamund, please?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Squire-1556 and Squire-1 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by Robin Lee
I've sent the issue to the team to solve.
posted by Robin Lee
The two Joseph's may have been a result of the old merge. Is it possible to detach the parents and then reattach them? Not sure if this would correct the problem, but it may...
posted by Mindy Silva
Strange to see Edith has two children, with different profiles, but both called Adams-39!
posted by David Bailey
Squire-787 and Squire-1 are not ready to be merged because: birth date different, fathers name not shown on squire-787, mothers name not shown on squire-1
posted by Allan Stuart
Squire-787 and Squire-1 appear to represent the same person because: Let's try again, the name on Squire-787 that includes the middle name of Rosamund is the exact same name on the source that there is a picture of on Squire-1. The births are identical. The death date on Squire-787 is totally unsourced and therefore should not come into play in a decision on whether these profiles were intended to be the same person.
posted by Robin Lee

Rejected matches › Henry Squire (abt.1563-bef.1649)