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Edward Hammett

Male - 1745


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  • Name Edward Hammett 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Mar 1745  Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried West Tisbury Village Cemetery, Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I34219  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2021 

    Family Experience Bowles,   b. Bef 4 Sep 1692 
    Married 17 Jan 1704  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Micah Hammett,   b. 1706,   d. Abt 1755, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F20138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a worsted comber. He first appears in the record at Taunton in 1680. He came to Tisbury in 1706, when Matthew Mayhew deeded to him a tract of land in Chilmark "to give incouragement to Cloathing." His parentage is unknown.

      "There is a fantastic legend about him to the effect that his mother, a beautiful English girl was captured from a ship by some Algerian pirates and she became the consort of the chief. A son was born who bore the name of Hamid and when he grew up his mother told him the secret of his birth and bade him escape to her own people, which advice he followed. Those who wish to believe this story will probably do so." [Charles Edward Banks, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2130] The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts by Charles Edward Banks. Boston: George H. Dean, 1911., date only.

    2. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939.

    3. [S5447] Photograph and transcription of Edward Hammet's gravestone.