Descendants of William Fifield (801) Journal Report



Generation Three


9. ENSIGN JOHN3 FIFIELD (814) (Benjamin2, William1) was born on 21 Nov 1671 in Hampton, provincial N.H (NHVR,: Parents recorded as Benjamin and Mary.). He married Abigail Weare (815), daughter of Nathaniel Weare (25298) and Elizabeth Swaine (25299), circa 1696. He married Martha Andrews (816), daughter of Thomas Andrews (25129) and Martha Baker-Antrim (25130), circa 1709. He married Mary Webster (817), daughter of Thomas Webster (10155) and Sarah Godfrey (10156), on 16 Aug 1716 in Kingston, provincial N.H (Ibid., No further information in record.). He died circa 1750 in Kingston, provincial N.H; The records of the town of Kingston were destroyed in a fire, so much is missing. A 'history' of Kingston families has 4 pages of names and dates of Fifield happenings in the town, with a list of names of those buried in Plains Cemetery. Most of these are from the 1700's. This 'history' is available for inspection in the Nichols Memorial Library in the center of town. There is apparently no record of births of Fifields in the town from the early 1800's now existing.
Settled in Kingston about 1706. He was granted 200 acres of land there on 19 December 1700, and was there in 1725 when Reverend Clark took charge (Kathleen E. Hosier, Kingston NH Early Families Patriots and Soldiers (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1993), Page 75. Hereinafter cited as Kingston, N.H.).

Children of Ensign John3 Fifield (814) and Abigail Weare (815) were as follows:

Children of Ensign John3 Fifield (814) and Martha Andrews (816) both born in Kingston, provincial N.H, were as follows:

Children of Ensign John3 Fifield (814) and Mary Webster (817) all born in Kingston, provincial N.H, were as follows:
10. MARY3 FIFIELD (819) (Benjamin2, William1) was born on 3 May 1676 in Hampton, provincial N.H (NHVR.). She married Daniel Bean (820), son of John Bean (7405).
According to Sheppard, Mary had at least 4 children. However, an extensive note by Sheppard indicates that much of the information on her is by deduction. The BEAN genealogy states that she married Daniel and gives her birth date incorrectly, apparently assuming that she was the first wife of Daniel. All the evidence suggest that she was his second wife, and therefore NOT the mother of all, if any, of his children. At the very least child Daniel must have been by an earlier wife.

Children of Mary3 Fifield (819) and Daniel Bean (820) were as follows:
11. JOSEPH3 FIFIELD (821) (Benjamin2, William1) was born on 7 Mar 1677 in Hampton, provincial N.H (Ibid., Parents given as Benjamin and Mary.). He married Sarah Sherburn (822), daughter of Captain Samuel Sherburn (9274) and Love Hutchins (9275), on 24 Apr 1701 in Hampton, provincial N.H (Ibid., No further information in record.). He died on 7 Jun 1761 in Kingston, provincial N.H., at age 84 (Ibid., No further information given.).
Joseph was a selectman in Kingston in 1725. A notice of his death appeared in the New York Mercury of 7/27/1761, stating that Joseph of Kingston, NH died there June 7 in his 85th year, leaving a wife and 4 children, one daughter deceased (NY Genealogical and Biographical Record). He left a will on 25 Jul 1757 in Kingston, provincial N.H; In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Fifield of Kingston In the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman Being in Health of Body & of Sound mind & memory but being also Aged . . . Item I give and bequeath to Sarah my beloved wife all my Household Goods meaning my Furniture and necessaries for housekeeping within Doors to her own use & to be at her Disposal as she Shall judge Proper. I also give her One Hundred Pounds Weight of Pork Sixty Pounds of Beaf the keeping of One Cow & Five Sheep with their Produce yearly, and Eight Bushels of Indian Corn one of Rye One Bush' of Malt one of wheat One Pair of Shoes Six pounds of Flax as many apples as she can use for her Self One Barrel of Cyder Ten Cords of Wood to be hald & Cut fit for use at her Door two Gallons of Molasses & Nine Pounds old Tenor bills of Public Credit of the Old Tenor or Equal thereto in other Currency all the aforesaid Articles are to be provided & Deliverd by my Executor herein after Named Yearly to my Said Wife I also Give her the use of One Convenient fire Room in my Dwelling House During her Life all which is to be in Lieu & In Full of her Dower and thirds of my Estate I also give her One Milch Cow Item I give & bequeath to my Son Samuel five pounds old Tenor he having already had his part & Portion of my Estate Item to my Daughter Sarah Stevens the Wife of Benjamin Stevens I give Twenty Shillings old Tenor Item I give to my Daughter Margaret the wife of Peter Dearborn the like Sum of Twenty Shillings I having already given my Said Daughters their Portion of my Estate Item I give & bequeath to Each of my Grand Children Timothy Eastman Joseph Eastman & Samuel Eastman the Children of my Daughter Shuah Eastman Deceasd the Sum of five Shillings new Tenor bills of Credit I having given their mother my Said Daughter in her Life time what I Designed to give her of my Estate Item all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate Real & Personal wheresoever the Same is and may be found I give bequeath and Devise the Same to my Son John his Heirs & assigns forever And I hereby Constitute and Appoint my Said Son John Sole Executor . . . In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 25th Day of July Anno Domini 1757- Joseph Fifield [Witnesses] John Hunton, Tristrum Sanborn junr, John Tucker. [Proved July 6, 1761.] [Sarah Fifield, widow, acknowledges receipt from her son, John Fifield, executor, of the moveables left to her by the will of her husband, Joseph Fifield, July 6, 1761, and waives inventory; witnesses, Ebenezer Stevens, Ephraim Elliot.] [Bond of John Fifield, with John Huntoon and John Tucker as sureties, all of Kingston, in the sum of 5oo, July 6, 1761, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, Richard Cutts Shannon].


Children of Joseph3 Fifield (821) and Sarah Sherburn (822) all born in Kingston, provincial N.H, were as follows:
12. CAPTAIN EDWARD3 FIFIELD (823) (Benjamin2, William1) was born on 27 Mar 1679 in Hampton, provincial N.H (NHVR,: Parents recorded as Benjamin and Mary, date as January 27, 1679.). He married Elizabeth Leavitt (824), daughter of Moses Leavitt (1) and Dorothy Dudley (2). He died on 30 Apr 1766 in Stratham, Rockingham, N.H., at age 87 (Hosier, Kingston, N.H., Page 73, references NH Pension Records DAR Lib 1918-1933.).
Edward moved to Kingston with brothers John and Joseph, but settled in Stratham in 1708. Edward was Captain of Company No. 13 in Col. Shelburn's Regt. in Her Majesty's Service for many years, and a dealer in real estate. He left a will on 16 Feb 1754 in Stratham, Rockingham, N.H (Descendants of William Fifield, Typed manuscript, circa 1916, New England Historic Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk, Mass., Page 16.); The will as transcribed and annotated by Henry Fifield: In the name of God, Amen,- The sixteenth day of February Anno Qui Dominch, One thousand seven hundred and fifty four, I, Edward Fifield of Stratham, being well and in bodily health, and of a disposing mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God, Therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, That is to say principally and forst of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executor. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherein it has pleased Got to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispense of the same in the following manner and form after my debts and funeral charges are paid -- Witnesseth-- I give unto Elizabeth, my dearly beloved wife, the improvement of one-half of all my land in Stratham, aforesaid, both orchard and orchard liand, with mowing, pasturing and pasture lands and the improvements of four acres and a half of salt marsh, I have in Hampton in said Province and the use of my creatures of every sort, all so long as she remains a widow, and in case it should so happen that she sould marry again, then to have the improvement of but one-third of said land, marshland and creatures, And I give unto my said wife the largest lower room at the east end of my dwelling house and one-third part of my cellar under said house with a privilege in the ovens in said house, and one quarter part of my barns so long as she remains my widow and should it so happen that she should marry again after my decease and become a widow again and should have occassion, she shall have the improvement of said house as aforesaid so long as she lives and I also give unto my said wife the whole use and improvement of all my household goods during her natural life. Item-- I give unto my beloved son, Edward Fifield, one-fifth part of my wearing apparel "besides what I have given him by deed of gift." Item-- I give unto my beloved son, John Fifield, one-fifth part of my wearing apparel, "besided what I have given him by deed of gift." (note, this should have been placed before Jonathan in position.) Item-- I give unto my beloved son, Joseph Fifield, his heirs, and assigns all my homestead-viz- my dwelling house and barns in Stratham aforesaid and all my land adjoining thereto, be it more or less, and also four acres and a half of salt marsh in Hampton aforesaid which I now improve "also a quarter part of my Gilmanton right" and also all my stock of creatures of every sort, excepting only the improvement which his mother, my said wife, is to have as aforesaid and after she has done with them as aforesaid, then he, my said son Joseph, to come into quick posession of all his mother did improve. I also give unto my said son Joseph, my carts, sleds, plows, chains, and all other of my husbandry tools and all the implements of every sort, whatsoever, and also one fifth part of my wearing apparel. He, the said Joseph, paying all my lawful debts, doctor's and funeral charges and also paying all the legacies I shall here-in-after mention. Item-- I give to my daughter, Dorothy Fifield, thirty pounds in Bills of credit of the old tenor, as old tenor now goes, to be paid her out of my estate by my said son, Joseph Fifield, within five years after my decease, besides what I have already given her at the time of her marriage and also one third part of my household goods after my said wife's decease. Item-- I give unto my beloved daughter, Elizabeth, thirty pounds in Bills of credit of the old tenor as old tenor now goes, to be paid her out of my estate by my son, Joseph Fifield, within five years after my decease besides what I have already given her at the time of her marriage and also one-third part of my household goods after my said wife's decease. Item.-- I give unto my Grandson, Stephen Fifield, his heris and assigns, my fifty acre lot in Brentwood in said Province which I bought of William Long. He, the said Stephen, to come into posession of it when he arrives at the age of twenty one years, His mother, the widow of my son, Moses Fifield deceased, to have the improvement of one third part of said fifty acres of land during her widowhood, he the said Stephen paying forty pounds in Bills of credit, old tenor, as old tenor now goes or other money equal to it to each of his sisters, viz- "Mehitable", "Martha", Abigail", "Mary" and "Elizabeth", that is to say, To the said Mehitable, the said forty pounds within one year after he, the said Stephen, is twenty one years of age and to the other four sisters aforesaid, their said forty pounds, each to be paid by the said Stephen, within one year after they be eighteen years of age, which said sums I give unto said sisters. Item- I give unto my Grandson, Thomas Eastman, thirty pounds of Bills of Credit, of old tenor, as old tenor now goes or in other equal to it, to be paid out of my estate by my son, Joseph Fifield, when he, the said Thomas, comes to be of age of twenty one years. Item- I give unto my two Grand Daughters, Sarah and Mary Eastman, one third part of my household goods to be equally divided between them after my said wife's decease and if one of my said granddaughters should die before whe comes of age (18 years), the surviving Grand daughter to have the other part of said household goods. Joseph, his son, is appointed Executor and the will is witnessed by Richard Rust, Samuel Philbrick Samuel Lane.

Children of Captain Edward3 Fifield (823) and Elizabeth Leavitt (824) all born in Stratham, provincial N.H, were as follows:
13. JONATHAN3 FIFIELD (829) (Benjamin2, William1) was born circa 1685 in Hampton, provincial N.H. He married Hannah Waite (830), daughter of Thomas Waite (25291) and Susan Ayers (25292), on 15 Jan 1723 in Hampton Falls, provincial N.H (NHVR,: No further information in record.). He died circa 1777 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, N.H.
No issue survived from Jonathan. He raised his nephew Paul Sanborn (#91), who married Mary Fifield, born 1713. * The Bean genealogy says that Jeremiah married Mary Fifield, daughter of Jonathan of Hampton, and she died 1740. Since this was well before Jonathan died, and there is no mention of her having had children, there is no reason why she would have been mentioned in his will. He is the only Jonathan Fifield of an appropriate age to assign her to.

Children of Jonathan3 Fifield (829) and Hannah Waite (830) were:
14. MEHITABLE3 FIFIELD (826) (Benjamin2, William1) was born on 9 Nov 1687 in Hampton, provincial N.H (NHVR,: Parents given as Benjamin and Mary.). She was baptized on 29 Jun 1707 in First Congregational Church, Hampton, provincial N.H (Sanborn, Hampton Vital Records Vol II, Page 11.). She married John Sanborn (827) on 1 Jan 1706/7 in Kingston, provincial N.H (V. C. Sanborn, Genealogy of the family of Samborne or Sanborn in England and America (Boston (Goodspeed): privately printed, reprinted by Goodspeed's Book Shop Inc., 1899, reprinted 1969), Page 92. Hereinafter cited as Sanborn genealogy.) (NHVR.). She married Jacob Morrill (828) on 10 Oct 1728 in Kingston, provincial N.H (Hosier, Kingston, N.H., Page 156.).

Children of Mehitable3 Fifield (826) and John Sanborn (827) were as follows:

There were no children of Mehitable3 Fifield (826) and Jacob Morrill (828).
15. ABIGAIL3 FIFIELD (831) (Benjamin2, William1) was born in 1689 in Hampton, provincial N.H (Sanborn, Hampton NH Vital Records V 1, Page 14.). She was baptized on 29 Jun 1707 in First Congregational Church, Hampton, provincial N.H (Sanborn, Hampton Vital Records Vol II, Page 11.). She on 30 Dec 1715 in Andover, Essex, Mass (Copies of Massachusetts Vital Records on file at NEHGS., New England Historic Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk, Mass., Volume 2, Andover MA Marriages and Deaths, page 124.).
Abigail had 8 children, most if not all born in Andover, MA.

Children of Abigail3 Fifield (831) and Humphrey Holt (832) were as follows:
16. ELINOR3 HAINES (7101) (Mary2 Fifield, William1) was born on 23 Aug 1675. She married Samuel Weeks (7102).

Children of Elinor3 Haines (7101) and Samuel Weeks (7102) were as follows:
17. MARY W.3 FIFIELD (919) (William2, William1) was born on 30 Oct 1695 in Hampton, Rockingham, N.H (NHVR,: Parents given as William and Hannah.). She was christened on 31 Oct 1708 in First Congregational Church, Hampton, Rockingham, N.H (Sanborn, Hampton Vital Records Vol II, Page 13.). She married John Whipple (920).
This is assumed to be the Mary Fifield who married John Whipple and was the mother of Ebenezer Whipple (born 14 Sept. 1713) in the Dudley and Spooner Genealogies. It appears that the family removed to Sutton, Worcester County, Mass.

Children of Mary W.3 Fifield (919) and John Whipple (920) were:
18. HENRY3 FIFIELD (922) (William2, William1) was born on 13 Aug 1698 in Hampton, provincial N.H (NHVR,: Parents recorded as William and Hannah.). He was christened on 31 Oct 1708 in First Congregational Church, Hampton, provincial N.H (Sanborn, Hampton Vital Records Vol II, Page 13.). He married Comfort Cram (923), daughter of Joseph Cram (15022) and Jane (--?--) (15023), on 26 Jan 1726 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, N.H (NHVR,: No further information in the record.) (Warren Brown, History of the Town of Hampton Falls, NH (Hampton Falls, NH: Warren Brown, 1900), Marriage by Joseph Whipple. Hereinafter cited as Hampton Falls History.); Henry's wife, Comfort Cram, was his first cousin. He died on 4 Apr 1789 in Hampton, Rockingham, N.H., at age 90 (Sanborn, Hampton Vital Records Vol II, Page 213.); Aged 90 and 8 months - old age.

Children of Henry3 Fifield (922) and Comfort Cram (923) were as follows:
19. JOHN3 FIFIELD (928) (William2, William1) was born circa 1707? He was baptized on 31 Oct 1708 in First Congregational Church, Hampton, provincial N.H (Ibid., Page 13.). He married Anne Lunt (929) on 14 Nov 1734 in Newbury, Essex, Mass (MAVR,: Early VR of Mass from NEHGS on-line.).
This is probably the John who moved to Newbury, MA, had a wife Anne, and children per the Newbury vital records.

Children of John3 Fifield (928) and Anne Lunt (929) were as follows:
20. SAMUEL3 FIFIELD (917) (William2, William1) was born in 1708? in Hampton, provincial N.H. He was christened on 31 Oct 1708 in First Congregational Church, Hampton, provincial N.H (Sanborn, Hampton Vital Records Vol II, Page 13.). He married Ruth (--?--) (918). He died circa 1800 (Brown, Hampton Falls History, "Died about 1800, age 90.").
Little is known of this Fifield. Mrs. Helen Dotts of California traces her ancestry to a Rachel, born to Samuel and Ruth. It appears that this may be the Samuel, and I have assigned his wife and daughter accordingly. Note that in the History of Hampton Falls it says that opposite John Batchelder's house lived Samuel Fifield. He was first rated in 1749, was a Revolutionary War Soldier. After the war he was poor and received assistance from the town. He died about 1800 age 90. Perhaps this indicates a birth year closer to the year of baptism.

Children of Samuel3 Fifield (917) and Ruth (--?--) (918) were as follows:
21. JOSEPH3 MACREST (7258) (Lydia2 Fifield, William1) was born on 28 Aug 1683. He was baptized on 21 Apr 1689. He married Sarah Dole (9442) on 2 Dec 1708 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, N.H ("Descendants of William Fifield," April 1939.). He married Mary (--?--) (9443) on 27 Aug 1733 (Ibid.).

Children of Joseph3 Macrest (7258) and Sarah Dole (9442) were as follows:

There were no children of Joseph3 Macrest (7258) and Mary (--?--) (9443).
22. BENJAMIN3 MACREST (7259) (Lydia2 Fifield, William1) was born on 16 Nov 1685. He married Sarah Weeks (9446).

Children of Benjamin3 Macrest (7259) and Sarah Weeks (9446) are as follows:
23. LYDIA3 MACREST (7260) (Lydia2 Fifield, William1) was born on 27 Mar 1688. She was baptized on 21 Apr 1689. She married Benjamin Perkins (9449) on 1 Mar 1710 (Ibid.).

Children of Lydia3 Macrest (7260) and Benjamin Perkins (9449) were as follows:
24. MARY3 MACREST (7261) (Lydia2 Fifield, William1) was born on 15 Apr 1690. She was baptized on 25 May 1690. She married Stephen Greenleaf (9440) on 7 Oct 1712 (Ibid.).

Children of Mary3 Macrest (7261) and Stephen Greenleaf (9440) were as follows:
25. ELIZABETH3 TIDD (7262) (Elizabeth2 Fifield, William1) was born on 19 Sep 1670 in Woburn, Middlesex, Mass (Letter, to Peter F. Wells, Pedigree chart from Nathaniel (11) Ober 4 Sept 1993.). She was born on 19 Sep 1679. She married Joseph Stevens (7425) on 24 Sep 1701. She died on 6 Feb 1713 in Billerica, Middlesex, Mass., at age 33 (Ibid.).

Children of Elizabeth3 Tidd (7262) and Joseph Stevens (7425) were:
26. EBENEZER3 TIDD (7268) (Elizabeth2 Fifield, William1) was born on 31 Aug 1693 in Woburn, Middlesex, Mass (Ibid., Line of descent from Michael Tidd, May 1996.). He married Martha Wyman (9281). He died on 18 Aug 1725 in Woburn, Middlesex, Mass., at age 31 (Ibid.).

Children of Ebenezer3 Tidd (7268) and Martha Wyman (9281) were as follows:



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