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Elephel FitzGerald (1664-1748):Ire>RI>Ma
Posted by: Wiley Alston Jarrell (ID *****7872) Date: April 21, 2007 at 08:17:50
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source note 1: Maureen Mead Pond
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I'm looking for additional data on the following:

FAMILY EDGE PLUS EXTENDED FAMILY REPORT
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WIFE: Elephel "the immigrant" FITZGERALD
BORN: circa 1664 probably, IRELAND
MARR: 26 Nov 1687 Portsmouth, Newport Co RI
DIED: 1748 Taunton, Bristol Co MA
WLL/EST: 19 Jan 1745/6
FATHER: Earl Edmund FITZGERALD b:____.
MOTHER: ??? ??? b:____.
SOURCES: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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HUSBAND: Eliezer SLOCUM
BORN: 25 Dec 1664 Portsmouth Township now Newport, Newport Co RI
DIED: circa 1727 Dartmouth, Bristol Co MA
WLL/EST: 30 Jul 1727
OCC: yeoman, landowner
NOTE: birth order unknown
FATHER: Giles SLOCUM b:before 1623; d:1682.
MOTHER: Joan COOK(?) b:1625; d:1679.
SOURCES: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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1 | NAME: Meribah SLOCUM
F | BORN: 28 Apr 1689 Dartmouth, Bristol Co MA
| MARR: 25 Jul 1705 Dartmouth, Bristol Co MA
| DIED:
| HUSB: William RICKETSON Jr.
| BORN: roughly 1689 DIED:
| SRCE: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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| Grandchild by William RICKETSON Jr.
1 | NAME: ??? RICKETSON
M | BORN:
| MARR:
| DIED:
| NOTE: unknown - added for descendancy chart purposes
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2 | NAME: Mary SLOCUM
F | BORN: 22 Aug 1691 Dartmouth, Bristol Co MA
| MARR:
| DIED: roughly 1695 probably
| SRCE: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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3 | NAME: Eliezer SLOCUM
M | BORN: 20 Jan 1693/4 Dartmouth, Bristol Co MA
| MARR: 20 Sep 1716 Dartmouth, Bristol Co MA
| DIED: 1738 to 1739 Dartmouth, Bristol Co MA
| WILL: 18 Jan 1738/9^20 Mar 1738/9 Bristol Co MA
| WIFE: Deborah SMITH
| BORN: roughly 1694 DIED:
| SRCE: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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| Grandchild by Deborah SMITH
1 | NAME: ??? SLOCUM
F | BORN:
| MARR:
| DIED:
| NOTE: unknown - added for descendancy chart purposes
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4 | NAME: John SLOCUM
M | BORN: circa 1696 probably, Bristol Co MA
| MARR:
| DIED:
| NOTE: never married
| SRCE: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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5 | NAME: Benjamin SLOCUM
M | BORN: 14 Dec 1699 probably, Bristol Co MA
| MARR:
| DIED: 1726
| WIFE: Meribah EARL
| BORN: roughly 1699 DIED:
| SRCE: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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| Grandchild by Meribah EARL
1 | NAME: ??? SLOCUM
M | BORN:
| MARR:
| DIED:
| NOTE: unknown - added for descendancy chart purposes
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6 | NAME: Joanna SLOCUM
F | BORN: 16 Jul 1702 probably, Bristol Co MA
| MARR: 2 Mar 1720/1
| DIED:
| HUSB: Daniel WEEDEN
| BORN: roughly 1702 DIED:
| SRCE: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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| Grandchild by Daniel WEEDEN
1 | NAME: ??? WEEDEN
M | BORN:
| MARR:
| DIED:
| NOTE: unknown - added for descendancy chart purposes
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7 | NAME: Ebenezer SLOCUM
M | BORN: circa 1705 probably, Bristol Co MA
| MARR: 4 Apr 1728 Newport, Newport Co RI
| DIED:
| WIFE: Bathsheba HULL
| BORN: roughly 1705 DIED:
| SRCE: Other...data supplied by source note 1, 14 Aug 1999
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| Grandchild by Bathsheba HULL
1 | NAME: ??? SLOCUM
M | BORN:
| MARR:
| DIED:
| NOTE: unknown - added for descendancy chart purposes
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HISTORY NOTES: Elephel "the immigrant" FITZGERALD
The name "Elephel" was probably either taken from the Bible,
1 Chr. xi.35, or was derived from Eahlfled (Anglo-Saxon and Teutonic),
signifying hall, all, or increase.

Tradition_agreeing in families widely separated for generations_says
that Elephel Fitzgerald was a lady of high birth, and some families
hold that she was among the number of young women who were forcibly
brought to America and sold for wives to respectable purchasers; the
purchase money in this instance amounting to about $600.

This tradition is possibly true.

The "children stolen," "maidens pressed," and political prisoners from
England were in great demand in the American Colonies and many women
were brought who were "young, handsome and well-recommended for their
virtuous education and demeanour, and were sold as wives to the
planters fetching from one hundred and twenty to three hundred and
fifty pounds of tobacco, i.e., from 18 to 52 sterling.

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The Slocum Family tradition told by Mrs. Julia Ferris Pearce (a
descendent of Elephel Fitzgerald concerning the coming of Elephel
Fitzgerald to America--

A daughter of Earl Edmund (?) Fitzgerald of Dublin became affianced to
an English Officer against her father's will and eloped with her
younger sister (this Lady Elephel), whom they brought to America,
perhaps to further the success of their plans.

They resided in Dartmouth, he as a Yeoman. In the confirmatory deed of
William Bradford, 13 November 1694, Eliezer Slocum and his brothers,
Giles and Peleg, were named among the proprietors of Dartmouth, New
Bedford, Westport, and Fairhaven. He dealt quite extensively in lands,
and was very sucessful in the accumulation of property, considering
the circumstances of his time.

Eliezer Slocum's will was proved 30 July, 1727, and his estate was
appraised at 665.18s and 11a--real 5,125--excusive of the former
gifts to his children.

Elephel Slocum, widow and relict of Eliezer Slocum, "made a will the
19th day of 1st month called March 1745-6", in which she devised a
considerable estate. Her will was proved 4 October 1748.
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The earliest Virginia colonists did not expect to make America their
home, but sought to acquire a fortune by planting and trade and then
to return to England.

In 1620, to encourage them to settle down, Sir Edwin Sandys, the new
Treasurer, suggested to the Company that a "freight" of young women be
sent over to make wives for the planters. Ninety girls, "young and
uncorrupted" were sent over in one time, and sixty more "hansome and
well recommended" in 1621. The price of a wife at first was 120 lbs.
of tobacco (at three shillings a pound), but rose to 150 lbs due to
scarcity. By an act of the assembly, it was ordained that "the price
of a wife should have the precedence of all other debts, in recovery
and payment, because, of all kinds of merchandise, this was the most
desirable." Death rates were high and single life uncomfortable.

Wealthy folks often waited a month, but sometimes scarcely more than a
week, before marying again.
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If you can add, subtract, delete, change any of the above data please
advise. If you have any questions about the data feel free to ask!




Wiley Alston Jarrell
15610 Edenvale
Friendswood Texas, 77546
wajarrell@earthlink.net
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