Miss Haswell thus refers to their departure.
I will not attempt to describe the sorrow experienced in being thus separated from the companions of my early years.
Every wish of my heart was for the welfare and prosperity of a country which contained such dear, such valuable friends, and the only comfort of which my mind was capable was indulging in the delightful hope of being at some future period permitted again to revisit a land so beloved, companions so regretted.
While in London in 1786, she became the wife of Mr. William Rowson, a friend of her father, and a leader of the band attached to the Royal Guards in London.
Of Mr. Rowson, Mr. J. T. Buckingham in his personal memories writes in 1852. There are probably many persons who recollect (for no one who heard can ever forget) the sublime and spirit-stirring tones of the old gentleman's trumpet when he played for the Boston Handel and Haydn Society the accompaniment to that magnificent air in the Messiah, The trumpet shall s
esaid Sums, with the Share of said Assignee, amount to the apprized value of the Dower and (together with what was advanced by the said deceased in his Life-Time to Sarah & Anna to £ 865. 11. 7) to make each Child's Share therein to be agreeable to the Direction of the Law; Abigail having in her father's lifetime recd £ 192. 19. 7 which is more than her share.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal of the Probate Office this fourth day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Six Oliver Prescott. Copy examined Attest James Winthrop Regr
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Jones, RebeccaDec. 24, 1755In family of Benj. Hall.
Jones, Capt. WilliamHolliston, Apr. 24, 1762Jan. 1, 1763Tavern keeper, Tenant of Col. Royall.
Kemp, AmasaGroton, August 1765Feb. 24, 1766