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Ruth Berry

Female 1721 - Bef 1769  (< 48 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ruth Berry was born on 19 Mar 1721 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Judah Berry and Rebecca Hamlin); died before 21 Nov 1769.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 19 May 1723

    Ruth married Sylvanus Hopkins on 23 Nov 1738 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Sylvanus (son of Judah Hopkins and Hannah Mayo) was born on 14 Feb 1717 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in in Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elijah Hopkins was born before 28 Jun 1741 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Judah Berry was born about 1676 (son of John Berry and Susanna); died between 21 Nov 1769 and 11 May 1773.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1774

    Judah married Rebecca Hamlin on 11 Aug 1720. Rebecca (daughter of Eleazar Hamblin and Lydia Sears) was born in 1694 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Rebecca Hamlin was born in 1694 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Eleazar Hamblin and Lydia Sears).

    Notes:

    She is not listed in the 1902 family genealogy The Hamlin Family.

    Children:
    1. 1. Ruth Berry was born on 19 Mar 1721 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 21 Nov 1769.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Berry was born on 29 Mar 1652 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Richard Berry and Alice); died in 1745 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Resident of Yarmouth; fought in King Philip's War.

    John married Susanna. Susanna was born on 29 Mar 1652 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Susanna was born on 29 Mar 1652 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Mary Berry died about 1726.
    2. 2. Judah Berry was born about 1676; died between 21 Nov 1769 and 11 May 1773.

  3. 6.  Eleazar Hamblin was born on 12 Apr 1668 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of James Hamlin and Mary Dunham); died in 1698 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Fraternal twin to Experience Hamblin.

    Eleazar married Lydia Sears. Lydia (daughter of Paul Sears and Deborah Willard) was born on 24 Oct 1666 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1748. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Lydia Sears was born on 24 Oct 1666 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Paul Sears and Deborah Willard); died in 1748.
    Children:
    1. Benjamin Hamlin was born about 1692 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in Jul 1737.
    2. 3. Rebecca Hamlin was born in 1694 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Berry died on 10 Sep 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 7 Sep 1681, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    In Barnstable 1643; Boston 1647; Yarmouth 1649.

    From Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families by Amos Otis, citation details below:

    In the list of those who were able to bear arms in Barnstable, in 1643, is the name of Richard Berry. It is not slanderous to say the son is a better man than the father, or that the daughter is a better woman than the mother. This remark applies to Richard Berry and his wife Alice. They did not sustain good characters, but their children followed not in their footsteps. He did not reside long in Barnstable. He probably removed to Boston in 1647, and thence to Yarmouth where his large family of children were born.

    Oct. 29, 1649, Berry accused Teague Jones of Yarmouth, of the crime of sodomy, and Jones was put under heavy bonds for his appearance at the March term of the Court to answer. At that Court Berry confessed that he had borne false witness against Jones, and for his perjury was whipped at the post in Plymouth.

    His wife Alice was a thievish woman, and husband and wife were well matched. May 3, 1653, she was presented for stealing a neckcloth from the wife of William Pierce of Yarmouth: at the June Court for stealing bacon and eggs from Mr. Samuel Arnold; at the March Court, 1654-5. for stealing from the house of Benjamin Hammond a woman's shift and a piece of pork, and at the following Court in June for thievishly milking the cow of Thomas Phelps of Yarmouth. For the latter offence she was lined ten shillings, "or, refusing to pay, then to sit in the stocks at Yarmouth an hour the next training day." This is a sufficient specimen of her character, and it is unnecessary to trace it farther.

    It would, however, be unjust to the wife to say nothing more respecting the husband. Richard, notwithstanding his humiliating confession that he had sworn falsely, and his visit to the whipping-post, continued to live on excellent terms with his friend Teague at Doctor's Weir, near the mouth of Bass River. The Court, however, thought differently, and caused them "to part their uncivil living together." In March, 1663, he was fined forty shillings for playing cards; but at the March Court following, the fine was remitted. In 1668, Zachary Rider, the first born of the English in Yarmouth, complained that Berry had stolen his axe, and the matter was referred "to Mr. Hinckley and Mr. Bacon to end it at home." Richard, notwithstanding his vicious propensities, went to meeting on the Sabbath days carrying with him his pipe and tinder-horn. One Sabbath, during "the time of exercise," he and others, instead of listening to the exhortations of the preacher, seated themselves "at the end of Yarmouth Meeting House," and indulged in smoking tobacco. For this offence he and his companions were each mulcted in a fine of five shillings, at the March Court in 1669.

    Richard Berry died Sept. 7, 1681, having at the time of his death a house therein, though he had in early times been forbidden to erect a cottage in Yarmouth. In his old age he lived a better life, was admitted a townsman of Yarmouth, and his wife became respectable. They were very poor, and having a large family, it was very difficult for them to provide the necessaries of life. They thought it less criminal to steal than to starve. Necessity may palliate dishonest acts, but it cannot justify. Another consideration may be named; as soon as their children were able to contribute something by their labors for the support of the family, no more is heard of the thievish propensities of husband or wife.

    Richard married Alice about 1650. Alice was born about 1630. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Alice was born about 1630.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Berry was born on 29 Mar 1652 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1745 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Samuel Berry was born on 11 Jul 1654 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 21 Feb 1704 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  James HamlinJames Hamlin was born before 10 Apr 1636 (son of James Hamlin and Anne); died on 3 May 1718 in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; was buried on 5 May 1718 in West Tisbury Village Cemetery, Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 10 Apr 1636, St. Lawrence, Reading, Berkshire, England

    Notes:

    "May 4. 1718 I was informed that mr Hamlin died yesterday afternoon and is to be buried tomorrow." ["Diary of Reverend William Homes", citation details below]

    James married Mary Dunham on 20 Nov 1662 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of John Dunham and Mary) was born between 1642 and 1643 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 19 Apr 1715 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Mary Dunham was born between 1642 and 1643 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of John Dunham and Mary); died on 19 Apr 1715 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1642
    • Alternate birth: 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    James Hamlin and Mary Dunham are ancestors of Bill Gates.

    Children:
    1. 6. Eleazar Hamblin was born on 12 Apr 1668 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1698 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  5. 14.  Paul Sears was born about 1637 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Richard Sears and Dorothy Jones); died on 20 Feb 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Feb 1638, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: 20 Feb 1638, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Captain of Massachusetts militia in the Narragansett War, 1654.

    Paul married Deborah Willard in 1658 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Deborah (daughter of George Willard and Dorothy Dunster) was born before 14 Sep 1645 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 13 May 1721 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Deborah Willard was born before 14 Sep 1645 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of George Willard and Dorothy Dunster); died on 13 May 1721 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 14 Sep 1645, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    "She may be daughter of George Willard." [The Pilgrim Migration]

    Children:
    1. Bethia Sears was born on 3 Jan 1662 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 5 Jul 1724 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Capt. Samuel Sears was born in Jan 1664 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 8 Jan 1742 in West Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 7. Lydia Sears was born on 24 Oct 1666 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1748.
    4. Mary Sears was born on 24 Oct 1672 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 7 Nov 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.