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Weld Family in the 1600s
Posted by: Martha Perry Morrissette Date: July 29, 2000 at 03:42:07
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Our Perry family history, researched and written in the 1930's by Charles M. Perry includes the following about the Weld family.
I hope this can help someone with their research, and I welcome any corrections or additional information:

"Joseph1 Weld was son of Edmund Weld of Sudbury England.
He was a merchant in Boston, and was the first Capt. of the Roxbury company of militia.

John2 Weld, son of Joseph1, was born in England Oct 28, 1623 and came to Roxbury before 1635.
He died Sept 20, 1691.
He married Margaret Bowen Dec 24, 1647.
She died Sept 15, 1692.
John was constable in 1668 and 1681, selectman in 1673.
He served in the Pequot war and a few days in King Phillip's War.
He was a captain.

On July 10, 1689 the Rev John Eliot conveyed by deed about 75A in that part of Roxbury known as Jamaica, or Plain Pond, to John Weld, John Gore, John Watson, and Samuel Gore in trust for the maintenance, support and encouragement of a school and schoolmaster &c.
It was to be a free school, including Indians and Negros and was to be used for no other purpose.
Drake, in his history of Roxbury p 439, says "The Weld estate given by the province to Capt Joseph Weld for important services was bequeathed by him to his son John Weld and after being occupied by 7 generations of that family, passed into other hands about the beginning of this (the 19th) century.
It lay between Centre and South Street.
Saw Mill Brook crossed it and emptied into Stony River near Forest Hills station, about where the toll house stood.
Bussey Street divides the estate into two nearly equal parts.
The estate was bought by Benjamin Bussey in 1806. He bequeathed it to Harvard on his death in 1842."

Source: The Bowens of Woodstock"

John2 & Margaret Weld's son Joseph3 Weld m. Sarah Faxon.
Joseph & Sarah's daughter Margaret4 Weld m. Benjamin White.
Margaret & Benjamin's son Joseph5 White m. Sarah Crafts in 1730.
Joseph & Sarah's son Ebenezer6 White m. Hannah Davis in 1766.
Ebenezer & Hannah's son Joseph7 White m. Lucy Leverett.
Joseph & Lucy's daughter Hannah8 White m. Edward Perry, my greatgreatgreatgrandfather

Martha Perry Morrissette
Rhode Island


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