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Capt. William Marston

Male about 1592 - 1672  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name William Marston 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born about 1592  Ormesby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will From The Marston Genealogy, page 8:
    “THE WILL OF WILLIAM MARSTON, SR.
    Recorded in the old Norfolk County books, and now deposted at the Registry of Deeds office, in Salem, Essex county, Mass.:
    “The Last Will and Testament of William Marston, Sr., of Hampton, N.H.--Being through the mercy of God of perfit & sound memory & vnderstanding as follweth: I bequeth my sould to Him that gave it, & my boddie to the earth,--I give to my eldest son Thomas Marston, five shillings, and to my son William Marston, five shillings, and to my son John Marston, five shillings, & to my daughter, Prudence Coxes, five shillings, to be paid within a twelef-month after my decease. All the rest of my estate, goods, chattelles, debtes, moveables, & what else is in any manner appertaining, or belonging vnto me, I give vnto my daughter Trifana; & I doue make my beloved wife Sabina my sole excetketer vnto this my last will & testement, and for the confirmation hereof I have sett my hand & seall, the 25th of Juen one thousand six hundred seventy & two.
    “The Mark of William Martson Sr.
    “Witnesses: Nathaniel Drak, Jane Drak, John I L Lock
    “This was attested vpon ye oath of Nath’l Drake & John Locke, to be ye Last Will & Testamt. of Will. Marston, Sen’r, before ye Court held at Hampton, the 8th-8th M., 1672, as attested. Thos. Bradbury, Rec’r.
    “Entered & Recorded in ye County Records for Norfolk, Lib. 2d, page 263, ye 15th of Oct. 1672, as attested.--Invt. of est. £123 10s. owed £20. Thos. Bradbury, Rec’r.” 
    Died 30 June 1672  Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From Dow’s History of the Town of Hampton:
      “William Marson, Captain, the ancestor of all the Hampton Marstons, was married and had several children before his emigration. He came to Hampton soon after the settlement was commenced. Land was granted to him as early as June 30, 1640, and it is probable that a house-lot had been assigned to him earlier. He leaved near the present [1893] site of the town-house (now owned by Frank Green). There are reasons for believeing that he had a wife living in 1651 and that she died not many years afterward. He died June 30, 1672, leaving a widow named Sabina, who was the executrix of his will. She had borne him one child, but it is evident that his other children were by a former marriage.”

      From The Marston Genealogy, pages 6-7:
      “William Marston, Sr., patriarch of the Hampton, N. H., branch, was born in England (tradition says in Yorkshire county), about A. D. 1592, and came to Salem, Mass., in 1634 with his family (and probably two brothers, Robert and John), and resided there about three years, receiving a grant of land in 1636 from the General Court of Massachusetts, but soon after went to Newbury for a short time; thence, in October, 1738, to Winnecumet, where he with fifty-five others settled on lands granted them by the General Court of Massachusetts, and they called the place Hampton (Norfolk county), after the English home of a part of the settlers, and by this name it was incorporated. It is quite probable that his first wife lived till about 1660. Then about 1662, when about seventy years old, he married second, Sabrina Page, aged eithteen or twenty eyars, a daughter of Robert and Lucia Page, of Ormesby (Yarmouth), Norfolk county, England, by whom he had one daughter, Tryphena. He was a kind hearted, benevolent, and godly man, and was a member of the Quaker or Friends, church, and suffered persecutions for his religous tenets. He often harbored and aided his distressed and persecuted brethren, for which Christian deeds he was robbed by exorbitant fines by the zealous and bigoted courts. In Felt’s Annals of New England I find this record:
      “ ‘Oct. 14, 1657, WIlliam Marston petitioned the court at Hampton, that the fine of £15 may be remitted that had been imposed on him for keeping a paper and two books which inculcated Quaker doctrines.’
      “He died in Hampton, June 30, 1672, ages about eighty years.” [1]
    Person ID I62127  Schirado
    Last Modified 21 July 2011 

    Father Henry Marston,   b. about 1540, Ormesby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1603, Ormesby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Family ID F43429  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Sarah Goody,   b. about 1595,   d. 1660, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married about 1616 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Marston,   b. about May 1617, Ormesby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 September 1690, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +2. Prudence Marston,   b. about 1622, Ormesby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1682, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +3. Capt. William Marston,   b. ca March 1625/6, Ormesby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 January 1703/4, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Anne Marston,   b. about December 1628, Hemsby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 December 1628, Hemsby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. John Marston,   b. about June 1630, Hemsby, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 April 1708, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Family ID F42496  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Sabina Hemins,   d. 10 November 1689, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Triphena Marston,   b. 28 December 1663, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F43436  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S411] Joseph Dow, (Salem, Mass., 1893).


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