Ancestors of Elizabeth BOUDE
Joseph BOUDE
Elizabeth BOUDE
(1657-After 1704)


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Elizabeth BOUDE 1

  • Born: August 20, 1657, Boston, Massachusetts, United States 1
  • Marriage: Jeremiah GATCHELL Bef August 1683 1
  • Died: After May 12, 1704, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusettes, United States 1

bullet  General Notes:

<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">All descendants of Elizabeth Boude and Jeremiah Gatchell
are distant cousins
of Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales, who in 1981 married Prince
Charles Windsor, in 2002 the first in line as heir to the throne of England.
Consequently, all such Gatchell descendants are also cousins to Diana's</span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">sons Prince William and Prince Harry, who are respectively
2nd and 3rd in line
as heirs. Elizabeth Boude's parents were the 7th great grandparents of Diana
Frances Spencer.</span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">Elizabeth Boude Gatchell apparently maintained an independent
somewhat removed from her husband. In the early 1700s when her husband
Jeremiah Gatchell followed her brother to Philadelphia, Elizabeth apparently
either remained in or returned to Massachusetts to care for the land owned by
her husband. According to "The Inter-Colonial Grimstone Boude and His Family"
by Francis James Dallett, F. A. S. G., published in "The Genealogist" (New
York), Vol. 2, 1981, a 1704 record in the Essex County, Massachusetts, deeds
(65:241-42) gave her power of attorney to dispose of Jeremiah's property
remaining in Essex County, Massachusetts. This property was kept in the family
though, and in 1713 was deeded over to Jeremiah Gatchell, Jr., who also had
remained behind in Massachusetts.</span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">Without her husband, Elizabeth joined the First Church
in Salem in August 1683,
and she alone was among 50 members at Marblehead, Massachusetts, who
petitioned for their own church. On August 13, 1684, the Church of Marblehead
officially gathered, and Elizabeth had five of her children by Jeremiah Gatchell
baptized in that church. But in each baptismal record, Elizabeth alone is shown
as the parental sponsor.</span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">Also in 1684, Elizabeth filed court charges of blasphemy
against her brother-in-
law, Joseph Gatchell. As a result, Joseph was placed in the pillory and had his
tongue pierced with a hot iron. Author Dallet also cites another Essex County
court record in his article "The Inter-Colonial Grimstone Boude and His Family"
where he states that "Church attendance was not entirely serene for Elizabeth,</span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">who was accused in 1694/5 of yanking another woman out
of her seat while at
worship." Definitely a strong-willed, independent-minded woman!</span></div>


Elizabeth married Jeremiah GATCHELL, son of John GATCHELL and Wiberough WIBERA, before August 1683.1 (Jeremiah GATCHELL was born about 1648 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusettes, United States and died between August, 6 and October 22 1720 in East Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States 1.)



1 Dean G. Newhouse, Newhouse-Getchell Family Home Page.

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