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Re: Martha Tozier in Maine
Posted by: Paul D. Smith Date: May 25, 1999 at 05:20:59
In Reply to: Martha Tozier in Maine by Howard Alvin Warren of 226

Howard, I'm surprised you have had no follow up on this posting. The family is fairly well documented. Here's what I have and the research I am doing on this familly.

JUDITH SMITH, Daughter of Thomas and Granddaughter of Simon Smith and Martha Oldfield
Her Will administered 6/18/1683
Residence: Watertown, Cocheco, Berwick
Husband: Richard Tozier A sail maker
married: 5/3/1656 - (* Boston Vital Statistics page 57)
Richard died 10/16/1675

Thomas Born - 5/5/1657 Died - 10/16/1675
Richard Born - about 1662
Simon d.12/30/1718
Judith Died - 10/16/1675
John Born -about 1665
Elizabeth Died - 4/16/1704

Richard Tozier of Salmon Falls married Judith Smith, July, 3, 1656. In 1659 they were taxed in Cocheco, and moved to Salmon Falls (Berwick) the same year. HE was killed October 16, 1675. Judith administered his will July, 16, 1676. Thomas was killed with his father (10/16/1675).
Richard married Elizabeth Wentworth Sharpe. He was an original member of the Berwick church in 1703. He deeded his land to a "Nephew "Randall in 1712, but later sold that land to Samuel Lord in 1734.
Simon died at Watertown 12/30/1718. He had a Wife, Mary. He also deeded his land to Samuel Lord.
Elizabeth married Richard (Kimball?) Randall.
Ann married Stephen Jenkins, David Kincade and Thomas Potts.
Martha lived with the Lovering's as a girl. In 1678 she married Nathan Lord (11/22/1678).
John had JOHN Wincoll appointed his guardian at about the time his mother died. John was 18 in 1683.
In 1683, when Judith died, in her will, she divided everything in one sixths. This would indicate that Richard, Simon, Elizabeth, Ann, Martha and John were alive at the time.
It APPEARS that Richard Tozier Jr. may not have had any Children:, or at least none still alive in 1712, when he deeded his land to a Randall nephew. It also appears that the Nephew may have also died, because in 1734 he sells the property to Samuel Lord, the son of Nathan and his sister Martha. Simon, in 1718 he also deeds his land to Samuel Lord.

Judith's Grandfather,
Simon Smyth
b. 1583
d. 10/3/1665
Residence: ENGLAND - Stepney, Curry Occupation: Merchant
Wife: Martha Oldfield
b. d.

Symon Born -
Thomas Born - 1600

It "appears" that Simon was the son of Simon Smyth born 1550 in London. Martha was the child of Roger and Thomazine Wyatt Oldfield and Roger was the son of Sir Simon Oldfield b. 1538 and Katherine b. 1542. Additionally the family name Oldfield may have originally been Owfield.

Here's a little more.

Richard and Judith Tozier left Boston and moved to Cocheco (Dover, NH). After a bout with the Indians, they moved to Salmon Falls (So. Berwick, ME) and built a garrison house.
On 10/16/1675 the Natives paid him a visit, killing him, one son and daughter Judith as well as other neighbors. The next day a group from York went to the Tozier's to search for survivors and wounded. The Indians were waiting for them and killed them all.

My current research is to the parentage of Judith. Her father was Thomas, the son of Simon. I believe that Thomas was the same Thomas of Watertown who married Mary Knapp. The will of Thomazine J:anson (Oldfield) states that Thomas is dead while the Thomas in Watertown is alive and well. BUT, there are numerous reasons to believe that she is the daughter of Thomas of Watertown. In 1668, James Smith, son of Thomas puchases land at Salmon Falls, next door to Richard and Judith. Additionally Peter Knapp the cousen of James moves onto James Land, adjacent to the Tozier's. For now, that's enough of the additionally's. If you should, in your future research figure out who Thomas son of Simon really is, I would be intersted in finding out. My current research is stalled, so I am spending most of my time trying to determine who Thomas wasn't.

Good Luck,



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