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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 in Medfield, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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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 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, 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.[1][2]

Edith was born in 1587. She passed away in 1672.


  1. 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."
  2. "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)
  • Source S122 Cary Family History. Joiner, Rev. Darrell and Sallyann (
  • Source: S005144 Title: Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Author: George Walter Chamberlain, M.S. Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore: Reprint, 1984 Note: #NS051441 Repository: Note: #NS051443 Call Number: 84-80081 Media: Book
  • Source: S005146 Title: Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass., 1640-1850 Author: Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB Publication: Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
  • Source Citation for U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700

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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-1 and Squire-787 appear to represent the same person because: It appears that discrepancies have been resolved. Shall we try the merge again? I've sourced the death date on Squire-1 which I believe is the only discrepancy with Squire-787.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Squire-1 and Squire-787 appear to represent the same person because: It appears that discrepancies have been resolved. Shall we try the merge again?
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
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
Sharon, are there some reliable sources for this profile? The Edith Squire who married Henry Adams had the date of birth & location you show for this profile, but not the death date, nor the middle name. The town of Norfolk, Mass., wasn't settled until almost 1700, so the death location can't be correct. Can you clarify her a bit? Thanks!
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
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

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