RHODE ISLAND ROOTS, June 1986, by Mildred Mosher Chamberlain, C.G.page 21.
Hannah m. Stephen Wilcox.
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, by Richard Anson Wheeler, 1900. Page 658.
Stephen...who had gramts of land at Portsmouth, RI. Stephen became a freeman there in 1658. Sometime before 1669 he came to Westerly.
Researching this line is Susan at [email protected]
Researching this line is [email protected]
Sources: Potter-Richardson Memorial; Hazard Family of RI; Genealogies of RI
Memorial: Stephen Wilcox, son of Edward of Portsmouth, RI.
Hazard Family: Stephen Wilcox, born about 1633, son of Edward Wilcox; died
about 1690; married 1658 Hannah Hazard. That year his father-in-law deeded him
34 acres as a dower for Hannah. Stephen was listed as an inhabitant of Westerly
18 May 1669.
"Stephen Wilcox, son of Edward, was born in 1633 and died in 1690. He had a grant of 16 acres, Dec.10, 1657, and in 1657 from his father-in-law, Thomas Hazard, a deed of 30 acres as a dowery with the _____ daughter. He was a free man May 18, 1658. In May 1669, he was among the free inhabitants of Westerly, RI. He was __________ (obliterated) June 21, 1670 for unjustly possessing, with others, five hundred acres of land in Stovington. This controversey, which resolved itself into a question of boundary and jurisdiction between Mass. and R.I., continued for several years and was finally settled in favor of the latter state.
"In 167? and 167? he was _______ __ of the first from Westerly.
In a paper dated Feb. 6, 1690, he is mentioned as 'lately deceased'. In 1648, he married Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Martha (-----) Hazard of Portsmouth. Thom Hazard was a ship carpenter by trade and came from Wales to Boston about 1635. In the Hutchinson __________ he was driven from Mass. and settled upon Aquideeck."
Transcribed from: notes recopied by Kate Wilcox Thorsen, 4/26/1980
Researched & copied by Agnes Wilcox Limas 9 May, 1958 for Jeffrey Wilcox
Also see: NEHGR Vol. 147, pp 188-191