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Elizabeth (Unknown) Dwight (abt. 1599 - 1660)

Elizabeth Dwight formerly [surname unknown] aka Thaxter, Ripley
Born about in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 1626 (to 4 Feb 1653) in Englandmap
Wife of — married 29 Sep 1654 (to 11 Jul 1656) in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Wife of — married 20 Jan 1658 (to 17 Jul 1660) in Dedham, Suffolk, Colony of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dedham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Elizabeth (Unknown) Dwight migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

Elizabeth was born in England about 1599.

It is often claimed that Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard Coffin and Elizabeth Loveys. However, it appears that this couple was from a different county and their daughter Elizabeth actually married someone else.

That she was married three times and who her husbands were is documented in Hobart's Journal:[1]

Elizabeth married first Thomas Thaxter in England.[1][2] They immigrated to America, settling in Hingham. Children:

  1. John
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Thomas
  4. Sarah
  5. Daniel
  6. Samuel

Elizabeth married secondly William Ripley 29 Sep 1654. There were no recorded children of this union. Elizabeth would have been 54 at the time of her second marriage. Her maiden name was unknown; she was the widow Thaxter when she married in 1654 William Ripley.[3]

Elizabeth Riply married thirdly, in Dedham, Massachusetts, (then part of Suffolk County) John Dwight of Dedham on 20 11mo. (Jan) 1657/58.[4] [5]

"Elizabeth Dwight, deceased ye 17 July 1660," in Dedham, Massachusetts.[4][2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Hobart Journal," in NEHGR, 121(1967):111; link for subscribers: "[18 July 1660] Elizebeth sometimes wife to Tho Thaxter & to william Riply Then to Mr Dwight at Dedham was drowned in a well."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Little, George Thomas. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (Lewis Historical Pub. Co., New York, 1909) Vol. 4, Page 1977.
  3. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, Boston, MA: NEHGS 2008, p 375-376
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hill Don Gleason (editor) The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Dedham. Vol. 1 & 2 1635-1845. (Dedham, Mass: 1886) marriage p. 127, p. 8
  5. Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight, The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass, Vol 1 (New York, United States: John F. Trow & Sons, 1874), 94.

See also:

  • Mahler, Leslie. Dwight of Dedham, Massachusetts, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston, Mass., 2010) Vol. 164, WN 654, Page 137.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #37681831 retrieved 7/12/2019 memorial page for Elizabeth Thaxter Ripley Dwight (unknown–17 Jul 1660), Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) Unknown.
  • Savage, James. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1962, on the basis of Farmer's Register. by Savage, James, 1784-1873; Farmer, John, 1789-1838. Genealogical register of the first settlers of New England; Dexter, O. P. (Orrando Perry), 1854-1903. Vol II, Page 85 (under Dwight). link


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There's something wrong with the formatting of footnote six. It's not displaying. I can't figure it out. Can fresher eyes take a look? Thanks.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Fixed. Just had a - instead of an = in the first (fourth) tag for the Deadham citation.
posted by T Stanton
Thanks, T. That explains it. My aging eyes can't distinguish a - from a =
posted by Jillaine Smith
Marriage date for Elizabeth and John Dwight given as 20 Jan 1658, Eliz who had been widow of William Ripley and Thomas Thaxter and died 17 July 1660. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1962, on the basis of Farmer's Register. by Savage, James, 1784-1873; Farmer, John, 1789-1838. Genealogical register of the first settlers of New England; Dexter, O. P. (Orrando Perry), 1854-1903. Vol II, Page 85 (under Dwight). Much more on Dwight and his will and family. https://archive.org/details/agenealogicaldi02unkngoog/page/n96/mode/2up
posted by Clare Bromley III
There's a lot here that needs clarification. Records of early New England marriages show Thaxter as having a wife prior to Elizabeth (no name just that she was second wife) After his death [1654 NEHGR] she did marry in sequence Wm. Ripley and then Wm. Dwight. If she was born in 1600 she would have been 54 at time of second marriage. I'm researching Phebe specifically and don't believe she should be included as a daughter of this Elizabeth. As to Thomas Thaxter - I found two rather flaky records indicating Elizabeth was born in Bridgham and her maiden name in both was Coffin. One an indexed family data collection, the other a Netherlands data base.
posted by Liane Smith
Coffin-364 and Unknown-268162 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. Unknown is the correct LNAB -- and it's the project-protected profile, so it's the merge destination. See notes on the two profiles for more information.
posted by Ellen Smith
If nobody objects, I'll go ahead and detach her parents per the "disputed parents" paragraph.
posted by [Living Schmeeckle]
What's the proof that her maiden name was Coffin, please? Thanks.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Her maiden name was unknown; she was the widow Thaxter when she married in 1654 William Ripley. When you merge her into the dupe, be sure to merge into Unknown.
posted by Jillaine Smith

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