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FRANCIS PEABODY (abt 1614 - 1698) of Hampton and Topsfield m. Lydia Unknown
JOHN PAYBODY (d. by 1649) of of St. Albans and Duxbury
John Paybody died between 16 Jul 1649, when he signed his will, and 27 Apr 1667, when his will was proved. [Ref] He married Isabel Harper.
In his will, John mentions his wife Isabel; his eldest son Thomas; his second son Franccis; his son William and William's son John; his daughter Agnes Rose; John, son of John Rose. [Ref]
Childen of John Paybody and Isabel Harper:
FRANCIS PEABODY (abt 1614 - 1698) Hampton and Topsfield
Parents: It is typically supposed that John Paybody and Isabel Harper are the parents of Francis.
Francis Peabody was born about 1614. He died on 19 Feb 1697/8. [Ref] He married first Lydia Unknown. [Ref] He married second Mary, the daughter of Renold Foster. [Ref][Ref gives only his last name][Ref] The date of his second marriage is unknown, but Mary Foster was first married to Daniel Wood. His death is not known, but is supposed to be about 1648. Francis was still married to Lydia when he returned to Topsfield from Hampton. [Ref]
Francis is on a 2 Apr 1635 list of passengers to be transported to New England on the Planter; he is described as a 21-year-old husbandman. [Ref] He came with a certificate from St. Albans. [Ref]
Francis was an original settler of Hampton in 1638, going there with Rev. Stephen Bachilor and 12 others. [Ref] He is on a 18 May 1642 list of freemen. [Ref]
Francis was on the trial jury at the 26 (7) 1648 court at Hampton and at the 30 Sep 1656 court at Ipswich. [Ref] He was on the grand jurt at the 24 (2) 1649 court at Salisbury and the 2 (8) 1649 court at Hampton. [Ref] He was chosen to be on the committee to end small causes at the 2 (8) 1649 court at Hampton. [Ref]
Francis Peabody was in Hampton in 1649. [Ref] Francis, planter of Hampton, sold Robert Drake his dwelling house, barn and 10-acre lot in Hampton, located between the houses of Isaac Perkins and William Cole, as well as additional land, a share in the great Ox common and three shares in the rest of the commons for 17 pounds and 13 shillings on 25 (1) 1650. [Ref]
In 1657, Francis was residing in Topsfield. [Ref] He had large land holdings in Topsfield, Boxford and Rowley. [Ref] He was a member of the church in Topsfield on 11 Jun 1684. [Ref]
Children of Francis Peabody: It is not clear which children belong to which wife. Any children born before 1648 are probably Lydia's. As Lydia was baptised in Hampton in 1640 she must be Lydia's. Unfortunately, however Endicott's [Ref] birth dates may not be accurate.
WILLIAM PABODIE (c. 1620 - 1707)
Parents: It is typically supposed that John Paybody and Isabel Harper are the parents of William
William Pabodie was born about 1620. [Ref] He died on 13 Dec 1707 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. [Ref] He married Elizabeth Alden on 26 Dec 1644. [Ref]
Children of William Pabodie:
LYDIA PEABODY (bp. 1640 - 1715)
Parents: Francis Peabody and Lydia Unknown
Lydia Peabody was baptised on 30 Aug 1640 in Hampton. [Ref][Ref says born in 1654!] She died on 30 Apr 1715 in Boxford. [Ref] She married first Thomas Howlett. [Ref, entry for Thomas Howlett] He died on 23 Dec 1667. [Ref] She married second Thomas Perley on 8 Jul 1667 [!]. [Ref][Ref says born in 1654!] He was the son of Allen Perley.
In his will, dated 21 Mar 1667 and proved on 31 Mar 1668, Thomas Howlett, Jr. mentions his wife Elizabeth [!] and his father Pabody. [Ref]
LYDIA PABODIE (1667 - 1748)
Parents: William Pabodie and Elizabeth Alden [Ref]
Lydia Pabodie was born on 3 Apr 1667 in Duxbury. [Ref] She died on 13 Jul 1748 in Westbrook (then Saybrook), Middlesex, Connecticut. [Ref] She married Daniel Grinnell. [Ref]
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