NameJoseph Edmunds
Birth2 Feb 1687, Providence, Providence Co, RI [78]
Christen9 Jun 1767, Warwick, Kent, RI [1002]
Will15 Jun 1767, Warwick, Kent, RI [1002]
FatherAndrew Edmunds (~1652-<1695)
MotherMary Herenden (1658->1696)
Marriage13 Dec 1708, East Greenwich, Kent, RI [1000]
SpouseHannah Nichols
Birthabt 1690
Deathbef 7 Jun 1759, of Warwick, Kent Co, RI
1 MThomas Edmunds
Birth16 Oct 1709, E. Greenwich, Kent, RI [78]
2 MJoseph Edmunds
Birthabt 1710
3 FPatience Edmunds
Birth1711, of Warwick, Kent Co, RI [1000]
Birth5 Jun 1714, Warwick, Kent, RI [78]
Marriage14 Jan 1734/5, Providence, Providence Co, RI [78]
Marr MemoNarragansett MM
Birth1715, Cranston, Providence, RI [689]
6 FHannah Edmunds
Birth25 Sep 1718, E. Greenwich, Kent, RI [78]
7 MAndrew Edmunds
Birth23 Oct 1720, E. Greenwich, Kent, RI [78]
Notes for Joseph Edmunds
TENTATIVE LINK: No confirmation Grace is the daughter of Joseph. See her notes for circumstantial evidence.

On June 2, 1709, he and wife Hannah, together with his brother, William and wife Alice, sold Thomas Olney (weaver) their interest in certain lands. In 1710 in East Greenwich, Joseph Edmunds was made freeman. In 1718 he was a Deputy. In 1747 -1759 he was an Assistant.

Joseph was a Quaker and participated with other men from Warwick meeting in the purchase of land on which the Meeting House stood on March 9, 1720. He and his son, Joseph were large landholders in Phenix Village.

Joseph is listed as the Justice performing marriages in Warwick between at least 1747 and 1758. [78]

“Joseph, son of Andrew Edmunds, was born in Rhode Island, February 2, 1687, died there in 1767. He resided at Providence, East Greenwich and Warwick, Rhode Island. He was a carpenter by trade. In 1710 he was admitted a freeman of East Greenwich, in 1718 he was a deputy to the General Assembly and in 1747-48, 1758-59 he was assistant. His will was dated June 9, 1786. He bequeathed land in Coventry to his son William. His son Andrew was executor. He married (first) December 13, 1708, Hannah, born March 28, 1684, daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Reynolds) Nichols. He married (second) June 7, 1759, Elizabeth Vaughan. Children: Thomas, born October 16, 1709; Joseph; Patience, 1713; Mary, June 5, 1714; Hannah, September 25, 1718; Andrew, October 23, 1720; William abt. 1725.”
( - cites “New England Families” by Cutter)
Will notes for Joseph Edmunds
His will was proved 15 June 1767, Executor: son Andrew. To son Thomas all wearing apparel. To wife Elizabeth [Elizabeth Vaughan who he married 7 June 1759] negro named Jeremiah, a good cow, a riding beast, two feather beds, all silver spoons she brought me, and all other things she brought, with use of west end of house and chamber above with bed room adjoining, privlege in cellar and kitchen and half of profits of homestead farm, all to her while widow. If wife refuses this provision in lieu of her dower, then executor to have all. To son Andrew all my homestead farm. To son William, land in Coventry, wife privilege of getting firewood on premises. To son Andrew, all remaining part of estate both real and personal.
Inventory, 1,271.00 pounds, viz: 6 silver spoons, pewter, warming pan, looking glass, 5 chairs, loom, quilt wheel, bible, 1 yearling, bull, 2 cows, a horse, 3 hogs, etc (
Notes for Hannah Nichols
WC note says Joseph Edmunds got guardianship of nephew Thomas Nichols, son of Thomas Nichols, brother of his wife.
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