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Philippa

Female - 1681


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  • Name Philippa  
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Aug 1681  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate death 31 Aug 1681  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18460  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2017 

    Family William Stevens,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Stevens,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1688, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +2. Mary Stevens,   b. Bef 2 Jan 1640, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1692, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F11458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mary Walton Ferris, in Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines (citation details below), documents a tale of considerable pathos regarding Philippa after her husband was imprisoned for verbally traducing the recently-restored Charles II. She wrote to the Bay Colony General Court and, with great humility but also great eloquence, pointed out that she had been powerless to forestall her husband's tantrum and that nonetheless the penalties imposed against his property (specifically, his small herd of cattle) were causing her great hardship in her old age. Twice the General Court agreed that she should be shown mercy -- and twice the magistrates of Gloucester rejected their advice. She died in August 1681 before she could go another round.

  • Sources 
    1. [S647] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by Mary Walton Ferris. Volume 1, 1943; volume 2, 1931.