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Deborah Whitmarsh

Female 1665 -


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  • Name Deborah Whitmarsh 
    Born 1665  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I1039  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2016 

    Father John Whitmarsh,   b. 7 Mar 1624, Shepton Mallett, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1694, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah Harding 
    Married Bef 1656  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F4593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nicholas Shaw,   b. 23 Mar 1662, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1717, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1686  [4
    Children 
    +1. Nicholas Shaw,   b. 7 May 1689, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1756, Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Walter Chamberlain's History of Weymouth, Massachusetts (Weymouth, MA: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923), cited here for Deborah Whitmarsh's birth date, gives her different parentd. On page 615, volume 4, in the entry for her husband Nicholas Shaw, she is shown as the daughter of Nicholas and Hannah [Reed, though he doesn't give her maiden name] Whitmarsh, with a birth date of 3 Aug 1759. But on page 759 of the same volume, the entry for Nicholas's brother John lists, as one of his daughters, "Deborah, b. 1665; m. Nicholas Shaw."

      Other sources go back and forth on this question as well; several of them are discussed in this well-considered note by J. Richardson on werelate.org. Ultimately Richardson makes a convincing onomastic argument that her parents were John Whitmarsh and Sarah Harding, which is what we show here.

      According to G. H. Hayward's Shaws of New Brunswick and Maine with roots in Massachusetts and England, 1518-2004, she outlived her husband, but her death date is unknown.

  • Sources 
    1. [S584] History of Weymouth, Massachusetts by George Walter Chamberlain. Weymouth, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S584] History of Weymouth, Massachusetts by George Walter Chamberlain. Weymouth, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923., says "near 1654".

    4. [S562] Bassett-Preston Ancestors: A History of the Ancestors in America of Marion Bassett Luitweiler, Howard Murray Bassett, Preston Rogers Bassett, Isabel Bassett Watson, and Helen Bassett Hauser, Children of Edward M. and Annie (Preston) Bassett, by Howard Murray Bassett Preston. New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1930.