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Edward Fisher

Male Abt 1616 - Abt 1677  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Edward Fisher  [1
    Born Abt 1616  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1677  [2, 3, 4
    Alternate death 10 Sep 1677  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I45  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2016 

    Family Judith Smith,   b. Bef 10 Aug 1606, Alford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1680  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married Bef 1640  [6, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Mary Fisher,   b. Abt 1650, of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Edward Fisher was an original settler of Portsmouth, where he had various allotments of land. He served as constable, member of the town council and deputy to the General Assembly. He died in 1677, his wife Judith outliving him for some years. His will appointed the senior John Briggs as 'overseer' of his estate, and made a bequest to his daughter, Mary Fisher. A receipt for this legacy in 1682 was signed by Mary Briggs and her husband Thomas." [The Howland Heirs, citation details below.]

      "FISHER, Edward, of Po. Will dated 18 Sep 1665, proved 5 Oct 1677, pg 151. Mentions: Wife Judith Fisher. 3 Daughters Ruth Potter, Hanna Briggs, & Mary Fisher. Receipts were given for legacies from father-in-law Edward Fisher's will by Thomas Briggs of Dartmouth husband of Mary Briggs, John Potter of Warwick husband of Ruth Potter, & John Briggs of Po. husband of Hanna Briggs 6 Jan 1682." [Rhode Island Genealogical Register 3:23, "Abstracts of Portsmouth Wills"]

  • Sources 
    1. [S994] The Briggs Genealogy, Including the Ancestors and Descendants of Ichabod White Briggs by Bertha Bortle Beale Aldridge. Victor, New York: 1953.

    2. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce.

    3. [S206] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence A. Torrey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004.

    4. [S42] The Howland Heirs: Being the Story of a Family and a Fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust Established for Mrs. Hetty H. R. Green, by William M. Emery. New Bedford, Massachusetts: E. Anthony and Sons, 1919.

    5. [S475] New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2005, by Martin E. Hollick. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006.

    6. [S771] Edwin G. Sanford, "'Judith at the Island': Judith (Smith) Fisher, the Wait Family of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and Their English Origins." The American Genealogist 67:193, October 1992.

    7. [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. 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. 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.

    8. [S206] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence A. Torrey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004., says "by 1648".