Elizabeth White

Female Abt 1631 - 1676  (~ 45 years)


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  • Born Abt 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Nov 1654  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Captain Henry Kerley, the son of William and Hannah (King) Kerley. He was born about 1632 in England. Henry was one of the original settlers of Lancaster, Mass. His first lot of land was 20 acres and he drew three more acres in the second division. It turned out that the 20 acres given to Henry, should have gone to Ministerial Land. In 1656, his lot was taken from him and he was given another 20 acres. Henry became a freeman in 1668 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. After Elizabeth's death, on 18 April 1677 Henry, married second, Elizabeth Ward, at age 34, daughter of Deacon William Ward and Elizabeth (unknown), in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The marriage was recorded as 18 (2) 1677. He left a will on 17 May 1708 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He died on Monday 18 December 1713 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Henry's will was proved on 27 January 1713/14 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Henry Kerley (1658-1676) killed by Indians
    2. William Kerley (1659-1676) killed by Indians
    3. Hannah Kerley (1663-____)
    4. Mary Kerley (1666-____)
    5. Joseph Kerley (1669-1676) killed by Indians
    6. Martha Kerley (1672-____)
    7. infant Kerley 
    Died 10 Feb 1675/76  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Elizabeth was killed in the Rowlandson Garrison house in the Lancaster Massacre of 10 February 1676 along with two of her sons. The rest of her family was carried into captivity, where we know that Henry died. The fate of her daughters is unknown.
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Person ID I16398 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2018 

    Father John White,   b. 1602, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1673, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Joane West,   b. 1606, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1654, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 27 May 1627  Dayton, Somersetshire, England (not found) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1631 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Captain Henry Kerley, the son of William and Hannah (King) Kerley. He was born about 1632 in England. Henry was one of the original settlers of Lancaster, Mass. His first lot of land was 20 acres and he drew three more acres in the second division. It turned out that the 20 acres given to Henry, should have gone to Ministerial Land. In 1656, his lot was taken from him and he was given another 20 acres. Henry became a freeman in 1668 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. After Elizabeth's death, on 18 April 1677 Henry, married second, Elizabeth Ward, at age 34, daughter of Deacon William Ward and Elizabeth (unknown), in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The marriage was recorded as 18 (2) 1677. He left a will on 17 May 1708 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He died on Monday 18 December 1713 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Henry's will was proved on 27 January 1713/14 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Henry Kerley (1658-1676) killed by Indians 2. William Kerley (1659-1676) killed by Indians 3. Hannah Kerley (1663-____) 4. Mary Kerley (1666-____) 5. Joseph Kerley (1669-1676) killed by Indians 6. Martha Kerley (1672-____) 7. infant Kerley - 2 Nov 1654 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1675/76 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S994] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Lancaster Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVI, 1862).

    2. [S464] Nourse, Henry S. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Henry S. Nourse, 1890).

    3. [S981] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Sudbury Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVII, 1863).

    4. [S451] Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy - The History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass. 1638-1925, (New York: Artemas Ward, 1925).

    5. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).



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