NameTemperance Gorham
Birth5 May 1646, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA235,264,234,279,265,270,271,272,262,273,274,275,237,246,276,277,283,278
Death12 Mar 1714/1715, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA264,279,265,270,452,271,275,276
FatherJohn Gorham Capt. (<1620-<1675)
MotherDesire Howland (ca1625-1683)
Spouses
Birth10 Apr 1642, Charleston, Suffolk, MA359,234,271
Death8 Dec 1678, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA279,265,452,262,246,276
FatherEdward C. Sturgis (ca1613-1695)
MotherElizabeth Hinckley (<1617-1691)
Marriageca 1663, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA359,184,279,265,270,271
ChildrenDesire (ca1666-1749)
Birthca 1653276
Death22 Jun 1713, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA276
Marriage27 Jan 1679/80, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA279,265,271,262,246,276
Notes for Temperance Gorham
Per "Mayflower Increasings through 3 Generations" by Susan Roser, 1989, Pg. 84

“[p. 414] ye Births of ye Children of John Gorham born at Plymoth
. . . at Marshfield Temperance ye 5th of May 1646”. 272

“On the reverse of the title-page [of Capt. John Gorham’s bible] stands first the following record in the handwriting of Capt. John Gorham: . . .
‘Temperanc Gorum borne the 5 of May 1646.’ “273, 282

In the will of Toto (servant of Desire Howland) he states, “Tooto declared in his Right Sence and Reason to all appereance for ye disposal of what estate he had After his death his debts being paid: his house and Land to John Baxter Thomas Baxters Eldest Son and to Temperance Baxter all his moveables and houshold stuff and his old riding horse. . . Witnessed by Samuel Allin and John Berry, the latter signing by a mark. Samuel Allin was sworn 30 December, 1691, before Capt. John Thacher and Mr. Barnabas Lothrop. John Berry was sworn 2 January, 1691/2, before Mr. Barnabas Lothrop, and the will was recorded the same day, by Joseph Lothrop, Recorder.” 503

“The will of the widow Elizabeth Hore, which is found in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume IV, Part I, page 85, contains valuable information about the Baxter, Rider and Sturgis families. . . ‘Elizabeth Hore widdow of Yarmouth in ye Collony of plymouth . . . being aged & weak’ made her will 20 May, 1680. Bequests were as follows: . . . to his [John Rider’s] second daughter hanah all my pewter except my largest pewter Dish or platter, which Dish I Doe give to Desier Sturges eldest DAughter, to Temporance Baxter’ . . . The will was signed by a mark, and was witnessed by John Thacher and Temperance Baxter, both of whom made oath to the will on 22 October, 1680, before Thomas Hinckley, deputy Governor. . . “504

In her second husband’s will it states, “To Temprance my Loving Wife the one Third of al the Income or Rent of all ye Lands meadows and housing that I have of Late years been possest with whare Title of Dower hath not been Disposed of and especially all ye Great New House to Dwell in During her Naturall Life if She see Cause or to Lett at ther plesure if shee See Cause to Remove . . .” More details to be entered. 505

“The Mayflower Descendant, 1910, at page 218, contains the will of Thomas Baxter, Sr., proved 9 July 1713, also records of Temperance Baxter’s estate 18 March 1714/5 and distribution 11 April 1715.” 246

“Mrs. Temperance Baxter died intestate.
18 Mch. 1714/15 John Gorham, Josiah Miller and James Gorham appointed appraisers.
21 Mch. 1714/15 administration given to Peter Thacher and John Baxter, yeoman, both of yarmouth.
Real estate divided to John Baxter, Thomas Baxter and Shubal Baxter, the only children surviving ‘which the said Temperance baxter had by the said Thomas Baxter her last husband’.
Personal estate divided equally among all the children of the said Temperance Baxter, both sons and daughters, ‘both what she had by her last as also by her former husband.’ Only Joseph Sturgis the eldest son to have a double part or share thereof and each of the rest to have a single part or share thereof.” 246
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