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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 17: heresy and witchcraft. (search)
had fled to escape a similar fate, when she was arrested on suspicion of witchcraft. She was long confined in prison, leaving four young children, one of them an infant, to the tender mercies of her neighbors. What made her case the more deplorable was, that she had long been partially deranged. During her confinement, her mother Thomas Andrew, the father of Mrs. within Jacobs, died about 1647, and his widow married Nicholas Wyeth; he died July 19, 1680, and she married Thomas Fox, Dec. 16, 1685; she died in 1698. presented a petition to the court in her behalf, on account of her mental infirmity, but in vain. She then addressed to the Governor and Council a petition which is still preserved in the archives of the Commonwealth, and which deserves insertion here:— To his Excellency Sir William Phips, Knt., Governor, and the honorable Council now sitting in Boston, the humble petition of Rebeccah Fox of Cambridge sheweth,— That whereas Rebecah Jacobs (daughter of your
d she m. George Jacobs, Jr., of Salem Village. Thomas, the f. d. about 1647, and his w. Rebecca m. Nicholas Wyeth, who d. 19 July 1680; she m. (3d) Thomas Fox 16 Dec. 1685, and d. in 1698. 7. Thomas, s. of Thomas (6), m. Martha Eccles 30 Oct. 1673, and had dau. Rebecca, who m. Samuel Bowman 21 Nov. 1700, and d. 18 Nov. 1713. hadwick of Watertown, 24 Ap. 1683, who d. 22 Feb. 1684-5, and was buried in the old cemetery in Watertown, by the side of her former husband. Soon afterwards, 16 Dec. 1685, Mr. Fox m. Rebecca, wid. of Nicholas Wyeth. He had no children by his last three wives. He d. 25 Ap. 1693, aged 85; his w. Rebecca d. in 1698. After his maich was occupied fifty years ago by Major Jonas Wyeth, and more recently rented by Dr. John W. Webster. He d. 19 July 1680 a. 85; his w. Rebecca m. Thomas Fox 16 Dec. 1685, and d. 1698, prob. in May. 2. Nicholas, s. of Nicholas (1), m. Lydia Fiske 6 Sept. 1681; she d. s. p. 10 Mar, 1697-8, and he m. Deborah Parker 30 June 169
He m. Elizabeth Cooper, 10 Ap. 1741. Administration on his estate was granted 18 May 1747, in which year he probably died, without issue. 6. Thomas, perhaps brother to William (1), had by w. Rebecca, Thomas, b. at Watertown 15 Oct. 1641; Daniel; Rebecca, b. at Cambridge 18 Ap. 1646, m. John Frost 26 June 1666, who d. in 1672, and she m. George Jacobs, Jr., of Salem Village. Thomas, the f. d. about 1647, and his w. Rebecca m. Nicholas Wyeth, who d. 19 July 1680; she m. (3d) Thomas Fox 16 Dec. 1685, and d. in 1698. 7. Thomas, s. of Thomas (6), m. Martha Eccles 30 Oct. 1673, and had dau. Rebecca, who m. Samuel Bowman 21 Nov. 1700, and d. 18 Nov. 1713. Thomas the f. was a mason; Constable, 1686, 1696, and resided on the easterly side of North Avenue, near the Fitchburg Railroad. This estate he conveyed to his dau. Rebecca 5 Feb. 1699-1700, shortly before her marriage to Bowman. 8. Daniel, s. of Thomas (6), b. Mar. 1643-4, was a mason; received deed of house and land east of N
1647. Before June 1649, he came to Camb. He m. Ellen, wid. of Percival Green, the marriage contract being dated 24 May 1650. She d. 27 May 1682, a. 82. Her death was occasioned by a fall she got on the floor, whereby she broke her thigh. (N. Russell's Diary, N. E. Gen. Reg., VII. 54.) Mr. Fox m. (3d) Elizabeth, wid. of Charles Chadwick of Watertown, 24 Ap. 1683, who d. 22 Feb. 1684-5, and was buried in the old cemetery in Watertown, by the side of her former husband. Soon afterwards, 16 Dec. 1685, Mr. Fox m. Rebecca, wid. of Nicholas Wyeth. He had no children by his last three wives. He d. 25 Ap. 1693, aged 85; his w. Rebecca d. in 1698. After his marriage to Mrs. Green he resided in Holmes Place, about midway between its northeasterly angle and North Avenue, until the house was destroyed by fire about 1681 or 1682 after which, with the exception of a very short residence in Watertown, he probably occupied the estate on the east side of Holmes Place, afterwards owned by Steward
e m. Rebecca, wid. of Thomas Andrew, and had Mary, b. 26 Jan. 1649, d. unm. May or June 1698; Nicholas, b. 10 Aug. 1651; Martha, b. 10 July 1653, m.——Ives, and d. before 1680; John, b. 15 July 1655; William, b. 1 Jan. 1657. Nicholas the f. was a mason, and resided on the estate first purchased by him, being apparently the same which was occupied fifty years ago by Major Jonas Wyeth, and more recently rented by Dr. John W. Webster. He d. 19 July 1680 a. 85; his w. Rebecca m. Thomas Fox 16 Dec. 1685, and d. 1698, prob. in May. 2. Nicholas, s. of Nicholas (1), m. Lydia Fiske 6 Sept. 1681; she d. s. p. 10 Mar, 1697-8, and he m. Deborah Parker 30 June 1698, by whom he had Mary, b. 5 and d. 27 July 1699. He was a tanner, and resided in Wat. where he was living in 1716, but d. before 1723, at which time his w. Deborah was a widow. They became paupers before 1716, being the only persons of their name, so far as I have ascertained, who have been a public charge. 3. John, s. of Nich