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Elizabeth (Unknown) Harwood (abt. 1642 - 1715)

Elizabeth Harwood formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Massachusetts Bay Colonymap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1664 in Boston, Suffolk. Massachusetts Bay Colonymap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Concord, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Aug 2009
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Biography

Little is known about Elizabeth (Unknown). She was probably born about 1642 in Boston, Nothing is known about her background or her parents.

Elizabeth was married about 1664 to Benjamin Harwood, probably in Boston,

Elizabeth Harwood was a member of the First Church of Boston as early as 1665 when her first child, William, was baptized there, Her husband, Nathaniel, was not a member.

About 1665, the family relocated to Concord, and their other children were all born in Concord.

Elizabeth (Unknown) Harwood died in Concord on April 25, 1715.


Research Notes

The book by: Dean Crawford Smith, edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, 1878-1908: Part III: The Ancestry of Henry Clay Bartlett, 1832-1892 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), pages 290-297, makes a circumstantial case that this Elizabeth is Elizabeth Cheevers, baptized at St. Andrews, Canterbury, Kent, England on 27 September 1639, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (--?--) Cheevers.

The evidence includes a will of Bartholomew Cheever of Boston in 1693 that names "my Cousin Elizabeth Harwood..." Another Elizabeth, wife of a Henry Harwood of Boston, is another possibility, but may have died by 1693. There are several other possibilities also.

Some suggest that she may be Elizabeth Usher, daughter of Hezakiah Usher.


Sources


  • Concord Births, Marriages and Deaths 1635-1850: , Register II; page 86, (Deaths)
  • New England Marriages prior to 1700, page 350.
  • A Genealogical History of the Harwood Family descended from Andrew Harwood whose English Home was in Dartmouth,Devonshire.; Volume I, The Harwood Families of New England; page 20. Compiled by Watson H, Harwood in 1879.





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The book by: Dean Crawford Smith, edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, 1878-1908: Part III: The Ancestry of Henry Clay Bartlett, 1832-1892 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), pages 290-297, makes a circumstantial case that this Elizabeth is Elizabeth Cheevers, baptized at St. Andrews, Canterbury, Kent, England on 27 September 1639, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (--?--) Cheevers.

The evidence includes a will of Bartholomew Cheever of Boston in 1693 that names "my Cousin Elizabeth Harwood..." Another Elizabeth, wife of a Henry Harwood of Boston, is another possibility, but may have died by 1693. There are several other possibilities also.

posted by Randy Seaver
How can Elizabeth Barron born 1629 be the daughter of Moses Barron born 1645 and Mary Learned born 1647?

There is no record of an Elizabeth born to Moses and Mary (Learned) Barron, and no Elizabeth born to Ellis Barron and Mary Unknown, Moses' parents.

There was no place called Boston in 1629, except in England.

Elizabeth's maiden name should be Unknown until someone finds a clear record of her name and birth date and parents.

posted by Randy Seaver

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