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r, made good his escape. March 1, 1779, his estate was put into the hands of Richard Hall of Medford as agent. No inventory was filed, but on April 6, 1780, an account was allowed, the balance of which, £ 446-2, was assigned to his wife, Rebecca Thompson, for her support. On June 3, 1780, on the petition of Rebecca Thompson asking that she be granted leave to rejoin her husband in England on the first convenient opportunity, and also to return again to this state, the General Court decreed Rebecca Thompson asking that she be granted leave to rejoin her husband in England on the first convenient opportunity, and also to return again to this state, the General Court decreed that the said petition be so far granted as to allow her to go, but she might not return without leave being first obtained of the General Court, and the Committee of Inspection for Medford was directed to see that she carried no letters nor papers that might be detrimental to this or any of the United States of America. Joseph Thompson's real estate was sold in 1782 and 1783 by the committee appointed to dispose of the estates of absentees. The deeds all begin with the following preamble, C
e memoranda below. Thinking it may be of a little interest to your Society (he being a minute man as I have explained), I send it to you. Benjamin Floyd, 2d, was the writer and is the one buried in the old Salem street burying ground at the left front corner. My father Benj. Floyd (1st), husband of Ruth Floyd, died at sea Jan., 1762. My mother Ruth Floyd died Feb., 1813. Medford April 1729, Ruth Floyd was born. Benj. Floyd Jr. or 2nd was born Jan. 5, 1755. Martha Savels wife of Benj. Floyd was born Sept. 1756. children: Benj. Floyd 3rdBorn 1780, lost at sea. Patty or Martha F.Born 1782, died 1861. Sally F.Born 1785, lost at sea. Sukey F.Born 1787, died 1795. Rebecca Thompson F.Born 1790. George Hinchman F.Born 1792, died 1794. Abel Butterfield F.Born 1793, died 1797. Thomas FloydBorn 1795. Abel Butterfield 2ndBorn 1798. [No race suicide here.] On the back cover is written Benjamin Floyd His Book & Property 1819 1756. —Harriett A. Jordan Rowe.