Edward Spaulding


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1. Margaret

2. Rachel

Edward Spaulding

  • Born: 1600
  • Marriage (1): Margaret
  • Marriage (2): Rachel
  • Died: 26 Feb 1670 at age 70

  General Notes:

personal papers of Helen Chase Belden
"Came to Jamestown, VA in 1619 with Sir George Yeardley. It is probable that he and his brother Edmund Spaulding came to Virginia together. Some yeras later Edward went to the Massachusetts Colony while Edmund joined the Maryland Colony under Lord Baltimore. After the dreadful massacre of 1622 by the Indians at Jamestown the name of Edward Spaulding and his family are listed in the census taken and list him in the Virginia- Colonial Records.
Sometime about 1630 Edward and his family moved to Braintree, Massachusetts. His daughter Grace and his wife Margaret died there.
Edward was made a Freeman 15 May 1640. His name appears in various documents. He received Grants of Land in Braintree and later at Chelmsford, MA which he helped settle. He was chosen a Selectman for several years in that town. His name was mentioned in conection with the culture of apple trees. He was chosen surveyor of highways in 1663. In 1665 he was chosen with 3 others surveyors of the Newfield Tract, a tract of land that later was called North Chelmsford. He had several grants of land in this town.
By December 24, 1702, four of his sons were among the freeholders of the town of Plainfield, CT.
Edward died 26 Feb 1670. His first wife Margaret had three children: John, Edward and Grace. His second wife Rachel had four children: Benjamin, Joseph, Dinah and Andrew. He left a Will making Rachel executrix but as she died soon after, administration was given to Edward and John. Benjamin and Joseph had already received their portion and were not mentioned in the Will."

Edward married Margaret. (Margaret died in Braintree, Massachusetts.)

Edward next married Rachel.

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