ABT 1603 - 27 Jun 1678

  • BIRTH: ABT 1603, England
  • DEATH: 27 Jun 1678, Beverly, Essex, MA
Family 1 : Richard DODGE
  • MARRIAGE: ABT 1630

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[5073] "The Dodge Family of Essex County, Mass."
Joseph Thompson Dodge
NEHGR v46 p383 (Oct 1892)
"He died 15th June, 1671, leaving an estate valued at the large sum of
1764 2s. He gave his sons John, Richard and Samuel each a good farm,
valued in his inventory at over 100 each. To sons Edward and Joseph he
gave the home farm, valued at 1000. To his wife Edith he gave certain
appropriate personal property, "to be her own absolutely," and gave her
"the sole and proper use of the parlor & chamber over it in my now
dwelling house," and made liberal provision for annual payments to be
made to her by her five sons. She outlived him seven years, dying 27th
June, 1678, at the age of 75. From this it is probable that Richard may
bave been born about 1602, and was about two years older than William.
Edith, before her death, also made a will, and the inventory discloses a
very comfortable state of worldly affairs. No grave stones, however,
disclose their resting place."

"Colonial Families of the United States of America"
George Norbury Mackenzie
Baltimore, MD; 1912
v1, p133: "Richard Dodge, b. in England; d. 15th June, 1671; m. Edith, who
d. 27th June, 1678."

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
James Savage
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862
Repub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998
v2 pp56-58: "RICHARD, Salem 1638, perhaps br. of William, adm. of the ch. May 1644, had,
by w. Edith, prob. sev. ch. earlier, and certain. John and Mary, both b. in Eng. of unkn. date,
but bapt. 3 July of that yr.; ...yet not found in freem.'s list, was, in 1667, one of the found. of
Beverly... He d. 15 June 1671; and his wid. d. 27 June 1678."

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"DODGE, Richard (1602-1671/2?) & Edith _____ (1603-1678); by 1631, by 1628;

"Pioneers of Massachusetts"
Charles Henry Pope
Boston, MA; 1900
p141: "Dodge, Dods - Richard, Salem... The widow Edith, in will dated Feb. 14, 1677,
gave her est. to daus. Mary (wife of Zachary) Herrick, Sarah, (wife of Peter) Woodbury,
and their children; and to sons Edward and others."

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