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From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 6 [October, 1852], pages 347-352.

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[Communicated by MISS M. A. THOMAS.]

   [The following list comprises the marriages found recorded in the Town Books of Marshfield from the first organization of the town, in 1642, to the year 1729. In some instances, it will be seen, there were no marriages recorded for two or three consecutive years; and from 1702 to 1709 there is a deficiency of over six years. The transcriber, whose accuracy is proverbial in the Old Colony, made her collection from tattered and scattered pages of the record, and therefore the facts are placed in the order in which they were found, and are not so chronologically arranged as she otherwise would have desired. Some of the earliest are copied in full, to show the manner of the original registrations; others are contracted for convenience. Where she knew the females to be widows, she has so noted by adding the word "widow" in brackets. The names of the magistrates and clergymen before whom the marriages were solemnized, are generally added; those which took place after 1709 were chiefly by Rev. Mr. Gardner.

N. B. S.]

   Ralph Chapman and Lydia Wills were maried 23 November, 1642.

   John Bourne and Alis Besbege, was married ye 18 July, 1645.

   John Thomas and Sarah Pitney was maryed the 21 December, 1648.

   Jeremiah Burrowes and —— Hewet were maried May, 1651.

   George Vaughn and Elizabeth Hincksman was maried —— 1652.

   John Branch and Mary —— was maried 6 Dec. 1652.

   Timothy Williamson and Mary Howland were maried 6 June, 1653.

   Joseph Rose and Elizabeth Bumpus was maried first Monday in June, 1654.

   John Phillips and Grace Holloway [widow] was maried 6 July, 1654.

   Thomas Dogget and Joane Chillingsworth [widow] was maried 17 August, 1654.

   John Walker and Lydia Read was married 20 October, 1654.

   Josias Standish and Mary Dingley married 19 Dec. 1654.

   John Adams and Jane James, m. 27 Dec. 1654.

   Samuel Baker and Ellen Winslow m. 29 Dec. 1656.

   William fford, Jun., and Sarah Dingley m. 4 Nov. 1658.

   John Carver and Mellicent fford m. 4 Nov. 1658.

   Thomas Durram and Sarah Bumpus m. March, 1659.

   Justice Eames and Mehetabell Chillingsworth, 20 May, 1661.

   Nathaniel Thomas and Deborah Jacob m. Jan. 1663.

   Thomas Tilden and Mary Holmes, m. 24 Jan. 1664

   Richard Childs and Mary Truant m. 24 Jan. 1664.

   Nathaniel Winslow and Faith Miller, m. Aug. 1664.

   —— —colme and Edith Maycomber, m. Nov. 1664.

   John Sawyer and Mercy Little m. Nov. 1666.

   Josiah Bent and Elizabeth Bourn m. 30 June, 1666.

   Josiah Read and Grace Holloway m. Nov. 1666.


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   Arthur Howland and Mrs. Elizabeth Prince m. 9 Dec. 1667.

   Michael fford and Abigail Snow m. 12 Dec. 1667.

   William Sherman and Desire Dotey m. 25 Dec. 1667.

   John Hewet and Martha Winter m ——, 1668.

   John Tracy and Mary Winslow m. 10 June, 1670.

   Josiah Snow and Rebekah Baker m. —— ——

   Joseph Hammon and Bethiah Tulb m. 24 June, 1674.

   Walter Hatch and —— —stable m. 5 Aug. 1674.

   Daniel White and Hannah Hunt m. 19 Aug. 1674.

   James Clement and Martha Deane m. 28 Dec. 1674.

   Joseph Truant and Hannah Barnes m. 6 Jan. 1674.

   John Rouse and Elizabeth Dotey, m. 13 Jan. 1674.

   Thomas Maycumber and Sarah Crooker m. 20 Jan. 1676.

   Robert Batson and Ann Winter m. 13 July, 1676.

   Mr. Ralph Powell and Martha Clement m. 30 Oct. 1676.

   Samuel Baker and Patience Simmons m. 21 ffeb. 1677.

   John Phillips and Ann Torry, m. 3 April, 1677.

   John Baily and Ann Bourn, m. 9 May. 1677.

   John Sherman and Jane Hatch were married at Boston the 25 of October, 1677.

   William Sherman, Jun. and Desire Dotey, m. 26 Dec. 1677.

   Valentine Decrow and Martha Bourne, m. 26 ffeb. 1678.

   Josiah Slawson and Mary Williamson, Jun. m. 12 Mar. 1678-9.

   Israel Holmes and Anna Rouse, m. April, 1678.

   Robert Stanford and Mary Williamson, [widow ] 22 Jan. 1679.

   Mellicent Carver [wid.] and Thomas Drake m. 9 March, 1680-1.

   Samuel Thomas and Mercy fford m. 27 May, 1680.

   Benjamin Phillips and Sarah Thomas, 12 Jan. 1681.

   Thomas Bourne and Elizabeth Rouse m. 18 April, 1681.

   Israel Holmes and Desire Sherman m. 24 Nov. 1681.

   Jonathan Eames and Hannah Truant m. 11 Jan. 1682.

   Daniel Crooker and Mary Bumpus m. 20 Jan. 1682.

   William Carver and Elizabeth ffoster m. 18 Jan. 1682.

   Samuel Doget and Mary Roggers m. 24 Jan. 1682.

   Samuel Little and Sarah Grey were married before Mr. Alden the 18 of May, 1682.

   Michael fford and Bethiah Hatch m. 29 March, 1683.

   William ffisher and Lydia Walker m. 17 March, 1684.

   Joseph Taylour and Experience Williamson, m. 25 April, 1684.

   Mr. Stephen Burton and Mrs. Elizabeth Winslow m. 4 Sept. 1684.

   Anthony Eames and Mercy Sawyer m. 2 Dec. 1686.

   Samuel Doggett and Bathsheba Holmes m. 21 Jan. 1691.

   Joseph Otis and Dorothy Thomas were maried the 20th day of Nov. 1688, by Mr. Mighill, minister.

   John Doget and Mehitabell Trouant m. 3 Sept. 1691.

   Nathaniel Winslow and Lydia Snow m. ——, 1692.

   Mr. John Croad and Deborah Thomas were married the first day of Dec. 1692, by Mr. Samuel Arnold, minister.

   Mr. Nathaniel Thomas and Mrs. Mary Appleton were married June the 20th, 1694, by Mr. John Rogers, minister.

   John Sawyer and Rebekah Snow [widow] were conjoined in marriage, Nov. 23, 1694, by Mr. Weld, minister.


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   Nathaniel Thomas, Esq. and Mrs. Elizabeth Dolbery were married Nov. 3rd, 1696, by Mr. Cotton Mather.

   John Hatch and Mary ffoster, m. Dec. 30, 1696, by A. Thomas.

   William Sherman and Mercy White m. ffeb. 3, 1697, by E. Tompson.

   John Jones & Ellenor Winslow, m. ffeb. 17, 1697, by E. Tompson.

   Thomas Fish and Margarett Woodworth m. Jan. 10, 1697, by A. Thomas.

   Thomas Doggett and Experience fford m. Jan. 18, 1698, by E. Tompson.

   Gilbert Winslow and Mercy Snow m. ffeb. 7, 1698, by E. Tompson.

   Israel Thomas and Bethiah Sherman, m. ffeb. 23, 1698, by E. Tompson.

   James Ford and Hannah Dingly, m. ffeb. 28, 1698, by E. Tompson.

   Daniel Thomas and Experience Tilden, m. April 26, 1698, by E. Tompson.

   Samuel Witherell and Anna Rogers, m. May 26, 1698, by E. Tompson.

   Samuel Little and Mary Mayhew, m. Dec. 5, 1698, by E. Tompson.

   Joshua Cushing and Mary Bacon, m. March 31, 1699, by E. Tompson.

   Ichabod Bartlett and Elizabeth Waterman, m. Dec. 28, 1699, by E. Tompson.

   Samuel Baker and Sarah Snow, m. —— 1699, by E. Tompson.

   John White and Susanna Sherman, m. ffeb. 18, 1700, by E. Tompson.

   Isaac Winslow and Sarah Wensley, m. July 11, 1700, by Cotton Mather.

   Samuel Silvester and Lucretia Joyce, m. Oct. 9, 1700, by E. Tompson.

   John Rogers and Hannah Sprague, m. Dec. 11, 1700, by E. Tompson.

   John Blackmore and Anna Branch, m. Dec. 19, 1700, by E. Tompson.

   Joseph Tilden and Joanna Bouls, m. Jan. 23, 1701, by E. Tompson.

   Thomas Joyce and Elizabeth Bent, m. Oct. 11, 1701, by E. Tompson.

   Samuel Lapham and Hannah Rogers, m. Nov. 19, 1701, by E. Tompson.

   Ebenezer Sherman and Margaret Decro, m. Sept. 18, 1702, by E. Tompson.

   Thomas Bourne and Elizabeth Holmes, m. Nov. 23, 1702, by E. Tompson.

   John Foster and Sarah Thomas, (wid.) m. Dec. 30, 1702, by E. Tompson.


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   Joseph Waterman and Susanna Snow, m. June 16, 1709.

   John Porter and Margaret fford, m. Dec. 6, 1709.

   John Carver and —— Rogers, m. Dec. 22, 1709.

   John Allen and Sarah Dogget, m. Jan. 12, 1710.

   John Phillips and Patience Stevens, m. ffeb. 16, 1710.

   Samuel Dogget and Bethiah Waterman, m. ffeb. 20, 1710.

   John Holmes and Joanna Sprague, m. May 11, 1710.

   Joseph Phillips and Mary Eames, m. July 19, 1711.

   James Macaul and Rachel Turner, m. Nov. 15, 1711.

   William Carver and Abigail Branch, m. ffeb. 28, 1711-12.

   John Sherman and Sarah Baker, m. March 26, 1711-12.

   —— Thorp and Sarah Silvester, m. May 26, 1712.

   Thomas Rogers and Bethiah Ewell, m. June 6, 1712, before Joseph Otis.

   Isaac Walker and Bethiah N—, m. Oct. 31, 1713, before Joseph Otis.

   David Sampson and Mary Chaffin, m. June 5, 1712.

   Ebenezer White and Mary Dogget, m. Sept. 29, 1712.

   Hezekiah Heredon and Anna Tranton, m. Nov. 10, 1712.

   David Briant and Elizabeth Bo——, m. Dec. 16, 1712.

   Ephraim Norcut and Elizabeth Bonney, m. Jan 30, 1712-13.

   Joseph Lapham and Hannah Eames, m. ffeb. 5, 1712-13.

   Elnathan ffish and Sarah Dingley, m. ffeb. 25, 1712-13.

   Ebenezer White and Hanna Dogget, m. March 9, 1712-13.

   George Bourn and Elizabeth Chandler, m. May 21, 1713.

   Nathan Thomas and Alice Baker, m. March 1, 1712-13.

   Nathaniel Torry and Hannah Tilden, m. Nov. 26, 1713.

   John Barker and Bethiah Foord, m. Jan. 5, 1714, by I. Winslow.

   Ralph Norcutt and Mary Remington, m. March 17, 1714-15.

   Thomas Bourne and Deborah Trasey, m. April 5, 1714.

   Caleb Tilden and Lidia Hewit, m. May 26, 1714.

   Ezekiel Smith of M. and Dinah May of Roxbury, m. June 29, 1714, by I. Winslow.

   Jonathan Crooker and Sarah Allen, m. Nov. 11, 1714.

   Benjamin White and ffaith Oakman, m. Dec. 2, 1714.

   John Thomas and Lidia Waterman, m. Dec. 23, 1714.

   John Tilden and Susanna ffoord, m. Jan. 13, 1714.

   Nathan Thomas and Abiah Snow, m. Jan. 2, 1716-17.

   Benjamin Phillips and Eleanor Baker, m. Jan. 16, 1716-17.

   Arthur Low and Elizabeth Crooker, m. Jan. 24, 1716-17.

   Philip Delleno and Elizabeth Dingley, m. Jan. 31, 1716-17.

   James Sprague and Hannah Black, m. Nov. 19, 1717.

   Jonathan Alden and Elizabeth Waterman [wid.] m. Jan. 17, 1717-18.

   James Macaul and Hannah Green, m. Jan. 28, 1717-18.

   Thomas Standish and Mary Carver, m. Jan. 30, 1717-18.

   Lawrence Cane and Elizabeth Childs, m. July 31, 1718.

   Joseph Thomas and Lidia Winslow, m. Dec. 10, 1718.

   Richard Loudon and Elizabeth ffoord, m. Dec. 11, 1718.

   Shubael Tinkham and Priscilla Childs, m. Dec. 17, 1718.


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   William Carver and Elizabeth Rouse, m. Jan. 28, 1718-19.

   James Thomas and Deborah Sherman, m. ffeb. 12, 1718-19.

   John Kent and Bathsheba Dogget, m. Sept. 17, 1719.

   William Sherman and Mary Eames, m. Oct. 8, 1719.

   John Doggett of Rochester and Margery Eames of M., m. Nov. 5, 1719.

   Nathaniel Eames of M. and Abigail Oldham of Sciuate, m. Jan. 2, 1720.

   Elisha fford and Elizabeth Oakman, m. Jan. 11, 1719-20.

   Jedediah Bourn and Mary Croad, m. Jan. 15, 1719-20.

   Roger Perry and Ann Hamedon, m. April 10, 1720.

   Joshua Tilden and Mary Norcutt, m. May 26, 1720.

   Joseph Rider of Plimouth and Hanna Stephens of M., m. June 15, 1720.

   John Holmes and Sarah Thomas, m. Sept. 8, 1720.

   John ffullinton of M. and Ruth Sampson of Duxbury, m. Oct. 13, 1720.

   Gideon Thomas and Abigail Baker, m. ffeb. 9, 1720-21.

   Josiah Holmes of Rochester and Hannah Sherman of M., m. May 12, 1721.

   David Hercey of Pembroke and Elizabeth Joyce, m. May 12, 1721.

   Samuel Taylor and Elizabeth Carver, m. Nov. 16, 1721.

   Arthur Howland and Abigail Eames, m. Nov. 30, 1721.

   William fford and Hannah Truant, m. Dec. 7, 1721.

   Josiah Johnson of Scituate and Abigail Phillips of M., m. Feb. 8, 1721-22.

   Benjamin Randall and Sarah Oakman, m. May 1, 1722.

   Nicholas Porter of Abington and Ruth Rogers of M., m. Dec. 19, 1722.

   Josiah Bartlett of M. and Mercy Chandler of Duxbury, m. Jan. 3, 1722-23.

   Robert Atkins and Thankful Sherman, m. Jan. 3, 1722-23.

   Samuel Hills of Duxbury and Hannah Turner of M., m. Nov. 28, 1722.

   Ebenezer Howland and Sarah Green, m. March 28, 1723.

   James Dexter of Rochester and Lois Sherman, m. May 29, 1723.

   Thomas Tracy and Susanna Waterman, m. June 3, 1723.

   Benjamin Kent and Persis Dogget, m. Oct. 31, 1723.

   John Logan and Margaret Car, m. Jan. 7, 1723-24.

   Joshua Rose and Elizabeth Gibson, m. Jan. 30, 1723-24.

   James Warren of Plimouth and Penelope Winslow, m. Jan. 30, 1723-24.

   Francis Crooker and Patience Childs, m. March 11, 1723-24.

   Samuel Sherman and Mary Williamson, m. ffeb. 17, 1723-24.

   Benjamin Hanks and Mary White, m. April 23, 1724.

   Joshua Sampson and Mary Oakman, m. May 23, 1724.

   Thomas Stockbridge and Hannah Rogers, m. July 8, 1724.

   Mr. John Thomas and Mrs. Mary Ray, m. Oct. 8, 1724.

   William Stephens and Patience Jones, m. Oct. 9, 1724.

   Caleb Oldham of Scituate and Bethiah Stephens, m. Oct. 21, 1724.


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   Anthony Eames and Grace Oldham of Scituate, m. Dec. 11, 1724.

   Sylvanus Hall of Plymouth and Elizabeth Doggett, m. Jan. 13, 1725.

   Thomas Phillips and Mary Sherman, m. ffeb. 23, 1725.

   Adam Hall and Sarah Sherman, m. Jan. 6, 1725.

   Anthony Eames and Anna Barker, m. March 25, 1725.

   John Winslow of Plimouth and Mary Little, m. ffeb. 16, 1725.

   Ichahod Washburn of Plimouth and Bethiah Phillips, m. June 2, 1725.

   William Lucas of Plimouth and Sarah Thomas, m. Oct. 21, 1725.

   Nathaniel Keen of Pembroke and Thankful Winslow, m. Oct. 27, 1725.

   William Hammilton and Jean Hopkins, m. Oct. 27, 1725.

   Ebenezer Damon of Scituate and Abigail Thomas, m. Oct. 27, 1725.

   John Poland and Thankful Atkins [wid.] m. May 26, 1726.

   Josiah Phinney of Plimouth and Mercy Thomas, m. Sept. 14, 1726.

   Samuel Baker and Hannah fford, m. Nov. 9, 1726.

   Seth Joyce and Rachel Sherman, m. Nov. 9, 1726.

   Ebenezer Taylor and Sarah Carver, m. Jan. 11, 1727.

   Stephen Stoddard of Hingham and Rebecka King, m. Jan. 24, 1727.

   Isaac Phillips and Sarah White, m. Jan. 25, 1727.

   John Carver and Mary Truant, m. April 5, 1727.

   Thomas Oldham of Scituate and Desire Waterman, m. May 8, 1727.

   Robert Waterman of Plimpton and Abigail Dingley, m. June 18, 1727.

   Ebenezer Jones and Jane King, m. March 19, 1727-28.

   Bezaleel Palmer of Scituate, and Anna Jones, m. March 19, 1727-28.

   Isaac Taylor of Pembroke and Jerusha Tilden, m. May 28, 1728.

   Joshua Carver and Martha fford, m. July 4, 1728.

   Tobias Paine of Boston and Sarah Winslow, m. Oct. 14, 1728.

   William ffoord and Hannah Barstow, m. Oct. 30, 1728.

   Snow Winslow and Deborah Briant, m. Nov. 6, 1728.

   Samuel Kent and Desire Barker, m. Nov. 14, 1728.

   John Magoon of Scituate and Abigail Waterman, Nov. 18, 1728.

   Thomas Dogget and Joanna ffuller, m. Dec. 11, 1728.

   Joseph Hewet and Sarah Dingley, m. Dec. 19, 1728.

   Joshua Eames and Abigail Dogget, m. —— 18, 1728.

   Samuel ffoord, and Sarah Rogers, m. —— 16, 1728.


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