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 2. William, brother of Edward (1), was adm. Pct. ch. at organization, 9 Sept. 1739. He d. ‘with age,’ 26 Jan. 1774, a. 73. His dau. Joanna was adm. Pct. ch. 15 June, 1740—perhaps the Mrs. Joanna who d. here 11 Apr. 1795, a. 79; his dau. Deborah was adm. Pct. ch. 20 Apr. 1740—prob. the Deborah who m. here Moses Harrington, 23 June, 1760; had also William, Jr., adm. Pct. ch. 27 Aug. 1749; Tabitha, d. 15 Mar. 1813, a. 84, unm.; Benoni, d. 22 Nov. 1805, a. 72; and others. （William the father o. c. 1st ch. Camb. 26 Jan. 1718; and William Winship and w. Thankful were adm. Camb. 1st ch. 15 Feb. 1719. She was Thankful Wyeth, m. 6 Dec. 1716, but prob. dead before 1739). 3. John, bro. of William (2), and Elizabeth, w. of John, were adm. Pct. ch. at organization, 9 Sept. 1739. His dau. Elizabeth, adm. to Pct. ch. at org., 9 Sept. 1739, m. Jason Russell 28 Jan. 1740; Ruth, dau. of Deacon John, adm. Pct. ch. 3 July, 1757, m. Ebenezer Shed, Jr., of Charlestown, 24 Mar. 1760; Josiah, A. B. [H. U. 1762], adm. Pct. ch. 25 July, 1762—the Rev. Josiah, A. M., dism. thence ‘to Woolwich—to be imbodyed with a eh. there,’ 1 Sept. 1765; John, b. 3, bap. 9 May, 1742; Thankful, b. 14, bap. 17 Mar. 1745—adm. Pet. ch. (dau. of the late deacon ) 30 Mar. 1766; Noah, d. 18 Oct. 1759, a. 25. Dea. John the father d. 7 Nov. 1759, a. 66 (65, g. s.). Eliza-Beth, wife of Deacon John, d. 8 Oct. 1759, a. 58 (g. s.).1 The father was chosen Deacon of the Pct. ch. 17 Nov. 1739, being one of the two first deacons of that church; selectman of Camb. in 1742; Pct. committeeman 4 yrs., 1735 to 1742; Pct. assessor, 1742; Pct. collector, 1733. Mehitable Cornell—brought up with Deacon J. Winship—was adm. Pct. ch. 3 July, 1757. (The wife of Dea. Winship was Elizabeth Wyeth, m. 2 Oct. 1718. He o. c. Camb. 1st ch. 11 Oct.
1 A sermon by Rev. Mr. Cooke, ‘On the death of Dea. Winship, &c.,’ No. 673, was delivered Nov. 11, 1759. His text was Ps. 27: 10, ‘When my Father and my Mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.’ Mr. Cooke first alludes to the various distresses to which mankind are exposed, particularly the death of friends and relations, as often the most affecting; and especially the death of tender parents. ‘In our text are mentioned the ground of this sorrow, and their only support under it.’ ‘In the ordinary course of nature, parents must forsake their children by death, and when Father and Mother forsake, it is commonly a time of distress with children that are left. The death of one of the head of a family makes an awful breach in a house, but when Father and Mother forsake, the Foundations of it are dissolved.’The speaker then proceeds at some length to apply his subject to the present case, and closes a few practical reflections, with these words: ‘And a late sorrowful instance, the like of which, in all its circumstances, has not happened in this place, should now awake our thoughtfulness and pity. We have seen in a few days a family bereaved of a kind and affectionate father, a very tender and careful mother, who (lived in love and peace together) were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death were not long divided; and of a dear and hopeful brother. And by the death of his servant, this place has lost a kind neighbor and well-wisher, one who studied the things which make for peace; and this Church has lost a faithful officer and friend.’
|Deacon John Winship||died Nov. 7, 1759,||aged||66 years.|
|Elizabeth, his wife,||died Oct. 8, 1769,||aged||56 years|
|Noah, their son,||died Oct. 18, 1759,||aged||25 years|
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