genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Ens. Samuel* MANNING
Birth 21 Jul 1644, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts12,13,17,20,37,76
Death 22 Feb 1710/11, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts17,20,76
Father William* MANNING (~1614-1690)
Mother Dorothy (ADAMS?)* (~1612-1692)
Other Spouses Elizabeth STEARNS
Marriage 6 May 1673, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts15,23
Spouse Abiel* WIGHT
Birth 1 Jan 1654, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts20
Death aft 3 Jul 1713, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13
Father John* WIGHT (1627-1653)
Mother Ann* BURNAP (1632-1694)
1 M Timothy MANNING
Birth 4 Feb 1673/74, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,76
Death 12 Mar 1673/74, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,76
2 F Hannah MANNING
Birth 28 Mar 1675, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Spouse Ebenezer KING
Marriage 7 Dec 1699, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,23
3 M William MANNING
Birth 27 Jun 1677, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death 25 Mar 1764, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17
Spouse Elizabeth FRENCH
Marriage bef 1701, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Spouse Mary FRENCH
Marriage 19 Apr 1737, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts23
Birth 12 Sep 1679, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death aft 1745, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Spouse Josiah CROSBY
Marriage 2 Nov 1703, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,23
Birth 26 Aug 1681, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death 19 Jul 1709, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Spouse Samuel ROBINSON
Marriage 23 Mar 1703, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts23
6 F Dorothy MANNING
Birth 27 Jun 1683, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Spouse Daniel WALKER
Marriage 13 Dec 1709, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,23
7 M Isaac* MANNING
Birth 15 Apr 1685, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death aft 28 Feb 1742, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
Spouse Margaret* EAGER
Marriage 8 Apr 1708, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,23
8 M Ephraim MANNING
Birth 11 Sep 1686, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death 17 May 1750, Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut17
Spouse Mary THOMPSON
Marriage 1 Feb 1710, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
9 F Elizabeth MANNING
Birth 14 Mar 1689/90, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death 8 Apr 1772, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Spouse Peter FASSET
Marriage 1 Feb 1710/11, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,23
Spouse Lt. Jonathan DANFORTH
Marriage 18 Nov 1713, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,23
10 M Dea. Timothy MANNING
Birth 4 Mar 1691/92, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,76
Death 27 Oct 1735, Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut17
Spouse Susanna BOUTWELL
Marriage 10 Dec 1712, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,23
Spouse Margaret HOLMES
Marriage 20 Mar 173413,17
11 M Eliphalet MANNING
Birth 28 Jul 1693, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death 13 Jun 1780, Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Spouse Rebecca FROST
Marriage abt 1712, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
12 F Abiel MANNING
Birth 16 Dec 1698, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Death 21 Mar 1736/37, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,76
Spouse Capt. Benjamin SHED
Marriage 1719, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts10
Notes for Ens. Samuel* MANNING
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Samuel Manning, s. of William and Dorothie, July 21, 1644 Cambridge [ref 12]
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Samuel Maning married Abiall Wight May 06, 1673 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., MA [ref 23:0769338 & 0901881]
(also record Cambridge)
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Samuel3 Manning (Wm.2, Wm.1) b. 164, July 21, at Cambridge, Mass. He was reared in his native town, and the superior educational facilities which, for that period of time, it possessed seem to have been improved in his case; his handsome penmanship and easy style of composition in his mature years showing that he had learned beyond the average of his associates. Of his youth one event has been spared by Time. When 18 yaers old he and several other young men were summoned before the Court and reproved for fireing off their guns at night to cause an alarm. They belonged to a militia company, and the object of the alarm seems to have been to give the impression that Indians had attacked the town, but even the Court was not disposed to look too sternly upon the boyish prank. We may be thankful that this incident has not been lost to us, for it shows that, in a time of severe precept and practive, the young people managed to introduce a measure of human nature and lightness into their otherwise puritanical lives. Sometime between 1664, October 17, when he affirmed his loyalty to the existing Government, and early 1666, he removed a distance of about 20 miles to Billerica, with which town his fortunes were thereafter cast, and where his intelligence and integrity caused his associates to bestow numberous honors upon him as long as he lived. His first home there was at the extreme northern part of the village, which was the same as the present "Center" villiage, but, at a later period, he removed to and occupied his farm west of the Concord river. He was in the full sense of the word a pioneer. When he purchased his home only 46 years had elapsed since the landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims at Plymouth, and Billerica, a settlement lately made in the wilderness, had for but nine years contained enough inhabitants to be incorporated as a town. The Indians were still strong and numerous in the Colony, and, friendly one day and hostile the next, they endangered the lives of the white settlers and marked their history with forays and massacres for the next 60 years. King Philip's war was in 1675; Dunstable was assailed in 1691 and again in 1724, and Lovewell's expedition was in 1725. All this while Billerica was in danger, the more so since the town had within its limits a considerable Indian population; and twice the Red Men fell upon the town with tragic results. Their situation while they lived on the farm beyond the Concord river was very exposed, and it was then that one of the massacres took place. Some of their nearest neighbors fell victims to the Indians, but none of their family. The men to the town were formally enrolled and prepared for defense, and certain houses were selected as "garrisons," to which the inhabitants could hasten in case of alarm. In 1675, Aug. 13, at a Town Meeting, the inhabitants expressed themselves as follows: "The Towne, considering the providence of God at the p'sent calling us to lay aside our ordinary occations in providing for our creatures and take special care for the p'serving of our lives and the lives of our wives and children, the enemy being near and the warnings by gods providence upon our neighbors being very solemne and awfull do therefore order & agree joyntly to p'pare a place of safety for women and children, and that al persons and teams shall attend ye said worke untill it be finished; and account of ye wholl charge being kept, it shalbe equally divided upon the inhabitants with other Towne charges. Also they appoint Serjnt ffoster, Serjnt Thompson, Samll Manning & Jonathan Danforth to be overseers of ye same." In 1696 Samuel built his house which became one of the "garrisons" of the town. Militia service was required of every able-bodied male inhabitant, and in the Billerica company Samuel appears conspicuously. He was made corporal as early as 1682; sergeant in 1684, and ensign in 1699. Whether he ever saw actual service as a soldier has not been learned, but it is altogether probable that he did. Indians were not the only wild creatures that prowled in the woods; troublesome animals were there, and of these the wolf was particularly dangerous to their herds and, in consequence, was the object of bounty. The town records say: "11m. 83. The Dutton Junr got another wolfe. 12. 83. Samll Maning & Jonath. Danforth Junr got another." And, the next day, the two just named "got another and a wild catt." The bounty on a wolf was 20 shillings gs. The town elected him to nearly all the offices within its power to bestow. He was surveyor of highways, 1668, '76-7; sealer of weights and measures 1675, 1700; constable 1677; trial juryman 1679; assessor 1694, '98, 1702; tithingman 1679-82, '95, '97, 1704-9, or 12 years; town clerk, 1686-90, '92, '99, or 18 years; selectman 1673, '77-9, '92-4, '96, '99, or 18 years, and representative to the General Court 1695-7. A man thus honored certainly had the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens. At various times between 1677 and 1700 he was connected with the repairing or rebuildings g of "the great bridge: over the Concord river. He had knowledge of the surveyor's art, and, for over 25 years, was often appointed on committees, or alone, to lay out land grants and highways and "measure land." In 1674 he was on a committee "to make satisfaction to severall psons that have bin imployed about the gratuities of meadow," etc.; and in 1680, on a committee "to have ye bounds renued between propryetys and ye towne Commons." In 1685 "The Selectmen did Nominate, constitute, ordaine & impower Serj. Samuel Manning to be their lawfull attorney for them, and in their roome & steed to prosecute their attachment against Willm Careby of Cambridge, before ye worshfull lt. Wm. Johnson Esqr at his Court holden at Woburn upon the last tuesday is this instant month, in reference to a bond of twenty shillings for which ye sd Careby is now arrested & so to prosecute sd case from Court to Court, untill ye Case shalbe ended, and what ye sd Samuel Maning shall do or cause to be done on that account the sd selectmen will abide by, ratify and confirme as fully as if they had all of them appeared in said Case together." In 1692 he was paid 14 shillings for writing 14 pages in the town book. In 1693 he was on a committee to oversee the buildings g of a new meetinghouse. In 1693 he was appointed by the selectmen "to carry down their orders and By laws to the Quarter Sessions for their allowing and approving." in 1695 he and Capt. Danforth were appointed "to draw up a petition to present to the honord generall Court the next session." In 1698 he, with one other man, was appointed "to take accompt of arrears due unto the Reverend Mr. Samuel Whiting." In 1685 some of the town's surpluss money was confided to him "to keep," and like items occur at intervals during the next ten or more years. In 1670 he was made a freeman by the Colony. He was on several occasions chosen to settle the estates of deceased inhabitants of Billerica. He was a member of the church, as is shown by his long service as tithingman. Samuel purchased, 1666, May 23, of Caleb and Elizabeth Beal, of Hingham, a dwelling house and 32 acres of land lying on the west side of Long street, Billerica. This lot, originally granted by the town to one Thomas Hubbard: "One parcell of land, containing thirty & two acres, be it more or lesse, lying on ye north side of ye township, & on ye west side of long street, bounded by James Paterson on 7e south, by Concord river west; by long street east, & by John Rogers senr north; it is thirty pole wide next ye highway & thirty and one pole wide upon a bevell line next ye river, also there is allowance for a highway at ye west and next ye river." Samuel Manning's purchase also included a six acre lot formerly Mr. Hubbard's, with the right of future divisions of land by the town. The financial consideration given was "a valuable sum of money." His acreage was soon added to by purchase and divisions of land -- 1 acre and 16 poles in 1666; 6 acres in 1670; 1 acre and 56 poles in 1672; 24 acres in 1673 for "seaven pound sterling;" 34 acres in 1674 for 9:10; 4 acres at a date not given; 10 acres in 1685; and, at various later times, 145 additional acres, all of the town. This adds up over 225 acres, exclusive of his first purchase. The 24 acre purchase in 1673 was the first tract of land of any considerable size that he acquired west of Concord river, and consequently, was the practical beginning of his large farm there. It is described in part as "lying on the west side of our great river upon vine brook and on the south side of ye country roade, to take ye round swamy, that has ye little pond in it, and pat of the pine plaine on ye easterly side of it, and so take ye spangs of swamp westward," etc. It would seem that the present ancient house stands upon this tract. It is possible that Samuel at once built on this land, but it was not until 1696, or 23 years later, that he erected the house now standing. Whether he resided there long or only a few years he finally returned, if a reference in Middlesex County Deed is reliable, to his lot in the village, which he had always retained. In 1710, Apr. 17, he purchased of Capt. John Lane and Lieut. John Stearns, for 11, ten acres "lying north of said Manning's lot on which he now dwelleth." On the same day, he sold the said village lot, or Hubbard place, to Benj. Heywood, so he seems not to have passed his last days in the village house. He lived only ten months longer, and this time may have been spent in the farmhouse beyond the Concord. On his father's death, he became owner of the homestead and warehouse in Cambridge. This property he conveyed to his own son Samuel, 1698, Jan. 19, but the disposal of his Billerica holdings cannot be so clearly accounted for. By the deed of 1710, he sold to Mr Hewwood not only the village place, but about 83 acres of other land. In his will of 1711, Feb. 21, he stated that he then owned about 18 acres of land. The large farm passed to son William, but no deed was recorded. This farm remained directly in the hands of descendants, passing from father to son several times. No part of the will, except his own signature, was written by Samuel Manning. By this will his wife became possessed of upwards of 18 acres of land and considerable "moveable Estate," but neither will nor deed has been found to show when or how she disposed of her property. She certainly did not convey anything under the name of Abiel Manning that is now found on record, and a long search, based upon the possibility that she married again, has developed nothing. Her son William doubtless inherited, in some way, all she received by his will. Samuel Manning m. (1st) 1664, Apr. 13, Elizabeth Stearns. Samuel married (2d) 1673, May 6, Abiel Wight, b. 1654, Jan. 1, at Medfield. He Christian name has often been printed, and in a variety of forms, such as Abiah, Abial, Abiall, etc. She was originally given the Scriptural name of Abihaile, but this seems soon to have been modified. In five different cases she appeared with her husband as a grantor to a deed, and on every occasion she signed her name Abiel. She was living 1713, July 3, but the date of her death is unknown. Samuel Manning d. 1710-1, Feb. 22, at Billerica. The exact place of his burial is unknown. His descendants in Billerica of the succeeding generations were all buried in the cemetery at the "Corner." This lot was apporpriated for burial purposes in 1707. The South cemetery was put in use in 1663, and is much larger, but the former ground was nearer to Samuel's residence. Children of Samuel and Elizabeth: Samuel, John. Children of Samuel and Abiel: Timothy, Hannah, William, Mary, Sarah, Dorothy, Isaac, Ephraim, Elizabeth, Timothy, Eliphalet, Abiel. [ref 13:120]
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SAMUEL, Billerica, born 21 July 1644 Cambridge, s. of the sec. William, freem. 1670, was selectman 1680, rep. 1695 and 6, town clk. 6 yrs. d. 22 Feb. 1711, aged 66 [ref 20]
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Samuel b. 21 (5) 1644 [ref 37:299]
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Manning, Samuel (Wm., Wm.) b. 21 July 1644, m. (1) Elizabeth Stearns (Isaac) of Watertown, 13 Ap. 1664, who d. Billerica, 24 June 1671; (2) Abiah Wight (John, Thos.) of Medfield, 6 May 1673, living July 1713, rem. to Billerica 1666, representative and town clerk there, d. 22 Feb. 1711; signed petition. [ref 17:475-6]
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MANNING, Samuel Stearns, Elizabeth 13 April 1664 Cambridge, Mass.; MANNING, Samuel Wight, Abiel 6 May 1673 Billerica, Mass. [ref 15]
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Samuel Manning birth 21 Jul 1644 Cambridge Middlesex /s of William and Dorothie [ref 76]

Ens. Samuel Manning death 22 Feb 1710-11 Billerica Middlesex 67 [ref 76]
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1696 built Manning House in Billerica [restored to a tea room in 1954]; house attacked twice by Indians
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WILL OF SAMUEL MANNING, 21 Feb 1710/11 - 7 May 1711:

In the name of God, amen, the twenty first day of february Annoque Domini seventeen hundred and ten eleven.

I Samuel Manning of Billerica in the county of Middx, in her Majests Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England being sick and weak in boyd, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god, Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally, and first of all I give and Recommend my immortal soul into the hands of god that gave it: and by Body I Recommend to the Earth with a decent burial at the discretion of my executors, and touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and forme.

Impr I will that all my lawfull debts be well and truly paid. Allso I do give unto my bloved wife Abial Manning all my Estate in said Billerica both Real and personall to be at her dispose excepting three pounds which I do will to my three youngest children tha is Timothy, Eliffelet, and Abial to each of them twenty shillings gs, as for all my other children they have had considerable out of my estate, the land and medow which I have yet in said Billerica is Eight acres of upland and a half be it more or less in the first division bounded by the land of Capt. Danforth, Thomas Dutton, John Willson & John Baldwin. Also five acres of medow and swamp at broad medow, and five acres more or less at the long pond on the west side of it, according to the Record, of said land and medow the abovesaid lands both upland and medow I do Will and bequeath to my said beloved Wife Abial Manning together with all my movable Estate to be wholly at her dispose for her and her heirs forever. Allso I do constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Abial Manning with my son William Manning to be executor and executrix of this my last will and testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the abovesaid twenty first day of febrowary Anno Domini seventeen hundred and teh eleven in the ninth yeare of her Majests Reign.
Samll Manning.

signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Samll Manning as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers
John Baldwin
Thomas Danforth
Oliver Whiting

Md. William Manning one of the Exts Exhibd this Will. Admn is granted to him, the same being prov ed by the 3 Witnesses upon oath in due forme is allowed
Fra. Foxcroft, J. P.
Camb. 7th May, 1711.

There is, further, a bond common to such cases by which William Manning and John Baldwin bind themselves in the sum of 100 to the faithful performance of their duties, the one as executor and the other as surety. The paper concludes as follows: "The condition of this obligation is such yt if the above bounden William Manning one of the Executors named in the last Will & Testament of Samuel Manning late of Billerica dec'd hath this day exhibited the sd will & the same hath been proved & allowed & the admn thereof committed to him, room being named an Exe thereon. Now if the sd Wm Manning do faithfully admr the sd will in paying the Debts & Legacys according to the direction thereof then this bond to be void.
William Manning
John Baldwin
Signed & sealed before us
Eliza Ffoxcroft
Thoms Foxcroft
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Notes for Abiel* WIGHT
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Abiah, Abigail, Abihaile, WRIGHT
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Abigail, b. 1 Jan. foll. [parent's marriage] [ref 20]
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ABIGAIL, born 1 Jan., 1653/4. [ref 39:39]
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one of the 41 proprietors of Medfield (MA), in the right of her father, received 38 acres when the New Grant in the present town of Medway was divided among Medfield proprietors in 1660 [she is not found among Medfield proprietors in the 1675 list]
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born aft father's death
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Last Modified 12 Oct 2004 Created 4 Jan 2005