NameSamuel EDDY
Christen15 May 1608, Cranbrook, Kent, England [574]
Immigration29 Oct 1630, Plymouth aboard the Handmaid [574]
Land Purch9 May 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA (house) [501]
Freeman1 Jan 1633/4, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
Death12 Nov 1687, Swansea, Bristol, MA [574]
FatherRev. William EDDY (~1561-1616)
MotherMary Fosten (-1611)
SpouseElizabeth Savery?
BirthSummer 1606, England
Death24 May 1689, Swansea, Bristol, MA [574]
Death MemoEnd of her 82nd year
Birth25 Dec 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [574]
Death27 May 1715, Tisbury, Dukes, MA [192]
Birth1639, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [574]
Birth MemoTestified in 1710 that he was about 70.
Death4 Sep 1718, (will) Swansea, Bristol, MA [574]
Marriage7 May 1663, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [223]
Birth1643, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [574]
Death23 Mar 1712/3, Swansea, Bristol, MA [211]
BurialKickemuit Cemetery, Warren, RI [79]
Marriage6 Dec 1671, Swansea, Bristol, MA [211]
4 MObadiah Eddy
Birth1645, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [574]
Deathbef 6 Nov 1727, (will prob) Swansea, Bristol, MA [574]
Notes for Samuel EDDY
Samuel's father died when he was young, so his brother Phineas was given responsibility for his education. He was trained as a tailor before receiving his inheritance at the age of 22. As he traved to the colonies the same year, the £100 was probably used for his passage. Records as to where he lived before emigrating are lost, so it is unknown whether he married before or after.

On 10 Aug 1630, he left London with his brother John aboard the Handmaid. They put in at Plymouth on 29 October. They tried to settle at Boston, but they had no papers allowing them to leave Plymouth. John eventually acquired his papers, but Samuel stayed in Plymouth. Apparently work as a tailor wasn't available or profitable, as he was listed among the "poore of the towne" several times during the 1630s and 40s. He eventually purchased property on Spring St. from Experience Mitchell. His sons left for Swansea in 1669, but he didn't join them until late in life. [574]

Savage's: SAMUEL, Plymouth, s. of Rev. William, it is said, of Cranbrook in Kent, but liv. at Boxted, Co. Suff. came in the Handmaid to Plymouth, Oct. 1630, is call. br. of the first John, by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 1682, aged 81, had John, b. 25 Dec. 1637; Zechariah, 1639; Caleb, 1643; Obadiah, 1645; and Hannah, 23 June 1647. He d. 1688 at Swanzey, aged a. 87. Caleb d. 23 Mar. 1713.
Will notes for Samuel EDDY
Agreement following Samuel’s death, recorded in Plymouth Co Registry of Deeds, Book 7:

Swansey, Octobr. ye 14th 1695 Be it knowne unto all Men by these presents that wee whose names are Under Written have joyntly Agreed And Concluded in And about some lands wch did appertaine unto our honored father Sami'l Eddy late of Swansey Deceased And are come to a Full Conclusion of ye Same in Amongst ourselves wch is as followeth viz. that Zachariah Eddy arid Obediah Eddy Shall have all ye land wch is in And upon the East side of Namasket Great River to them . . . wch said land is called and knowne by ye Name of Capt. Southworths purchase: And likewise John Eddy and Caleb Eddy shall have all ye land on ye west side of Namasket Great River, called and knowne by the name of the Sixteen shilling purchase . . . wee the sd Zachariah Eddy Obediah Eddy John Eddy & Caleb Eddy have hereunto Sett our hands and Seals this Twenty Ninth Day of October one thousand Seven Hundred & Six and in the fifth year of that Reigne of our Sovereigne lady Anne Queen of England. This deed was acknowledged on ye 11th day of … 1707 and recorded Dec. 1, 1707.

Also found in Book 9, p. 264:
I John Eddy of ye towne of Tisbury in Duks County . . . for Ten pounds sell to Jacob Tomson of ye towne of Middleboro in ye county of Plymouth ... all that my one half share of land in that purchase of Land commonly called ye sixteen shilling purchase, both divided & undivided lying within ye township of Middleboro, aforsd; wch affore mentioned half share of Land is ye one half of that Share of Land, wch did originally belong unto my hon'd father Samuel Eddy deceased & hath since been in partnership between myself & my brother Caleb Eddy. In witness whereof I ye aforsd John Eddy have hereunto Sett my hand this 28th day of Sept. 1711.
Notes for Elizabeth Savery?
Possibly sister of Thomas Savery. Thomas' widow referred to Samuel Eddy as "our brother-in-law" in a deed and Thomas and Samuel were involved in severl land dealings together. [574]
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