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JOHN CHURCHILL (d 1663) of Plymouth
John Churchill died on 1 Jan 1662/3 in Plymouth. [Ref][Ref] He married Hannah Pontus on 18 Dec 1644 in Plymouth. [Ref]
John is in the Plymouth section of the 1643 list of those able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony. [Ref] He was a freeman on 5 Jun 1651. [Ref]
He bought a farm from Richard Higgins on 18 Aug 1645. [Ref] He bought ten acres of upland at Wellingsley in Plymouth from Nathaniel Masterson on 20 Oct 1652. [Ref] John and Bennaiah Pratt bought a house that had belonged to Hannah's father William Pontus and her brother-in-law James Glass, both deceased, from Philip Delano of Duxbury and his wife Mary on 17 January 1653/4. [Ref]
John Dunham, who witnessed Hannah's father's will, testified that he heard William say that he gave his son-in-law John Churchill and Hannah his wife one half of his meadow at the watering place; his daughter Mary Glass consented. [Ref]
John Churchill Sr.'s noncupative will was exhibited at court on 3 May 1662 [Either he died in 1662 or this is an error]. Abigail Clark, aged 20, deposed that her kinsman John had conveyed to her that he wanted his sons John and Eleazer to have land at Plymouth and his sons John and William to have other property. Inventory on his estate amounted to £74.14.6 [Ref]
Hannah's inventory mentions her children Joseph, Eleazer, John, William and Henry Churchill, her son-in-law John Drew and her Doty grandchildren. [Ref]
Children of John Churchill and Hannah Pontus:
Parents: John Churchill and Hannah Pontus
Hannah Churchill married John Drew.
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