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Name Sgt. Samuel ELDRED14
Birth 27 Nov 1620, Ipswich,Suffolk, England14
Death 27 Nov 1695, Kingston, Washington Co., RI14
Father Thomas ELDRED (~1595-~1640)
Mother Anna WATSON (~1598-1642)
Spouses
1 Elizabeth MILLER14
Birth 1622, Needham Market, England14
Father Daniel MILLER
Marriage St. Mary-at-Kay's (Quay)14
Children Thomas (1648-1726)
Elizabeth (1642-)
Samuel (1644-1720)
Mary (1646-1729)
James (~1650-<1687)
John (1659-1724)
Daniel (~1663-1726)
Notes for Sgt. Samuel ELDRED
One of these Ipswich descendants was named Samuel Eldred. He was born Nov. 27, 1620. On Nov. 25, 1640 he was married to Elizabeth Miller, of Needham Market, Norfolk, in the church of St. Mary-at-Kay's, in Ipswich, England. The couple seems to have sailed to America very soon after the marriage, for Samuel is on record in Boston in 1641, when he
joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Boston. He was actually living in Cambridge at the time, but he later lived at several other places near Boston, among them being Charlestown, Medford and Chelsea, where he plied his trade of shoemaker and farmed rented lands. In 1660 he moved to Wickford, on the western shore of Narrangansett Bay, in Rhode Island. He and his descendants lived in Rhode Island for the next 100 years, and more. (cont. under Thomas Eldred 1648)
Samuel (1) Eldred. (Thomas(7e) William(6e) Thomas(5e) Nicholas(4e) Thomas(3e) Reginald(2e) John Eldred of Corby.)
These are the names of Samuel's ancestors back in England.
b. Nov. 27, 1620 at Ipswich, County Norfolk, England. d Exact date of death not known because no record exists and his grave is unmarked at the present time. However, it was
after April 13, 1697, for he deeded land to his son on that date. A plot of land was set aside from his farm where he was
buried. This private cemetery is still in existence, though long unused. m. Nov. 25, 1640 at St. Mary-at-Kay's, Ipswich, England, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Miller of Needham Market, County
Norfolk, England.
Samuel Eldred was a shoemaker by trade and he probably engaged in that occupation for a time after settling in Cambridge, Mass., for the records do not indicate that he did any farming for some time after he came to New England.
He probably farmed rented lands until his removal to Rhode Island. He appears a number of times on the court records of Plymouth Colony, usually as defendant with Edward Hutchinson as his attorney. In fact, Samuel Eldred seems to have been very friendly with the Hutchinson family, which may have been an influence in his decision to move to Rhode Island, which he did in 1668(date illegible). The Hutchinsons had already gone there after Ann Hutchinson's banishment.
He was one of the two signers to the deed by which the Sachems of the Narragansett Indians sold land rights to the new settlers. At first the region purchased was called The Narragansett. He was in the struggle between Connecticutt and Massachusetts for control of the Narragansett region. He represented Connecticut and suffered both persecution and
imprisonment in defense of Connecticutt interests, which was appreciated and rewarded by the authorities at Hartford, as the records show. He last appears on public records in 1679.
Being now nearly 60 years old, he probably retired to his farm where he spent the rest of his life. In 1697 he deeded to his son, John, the house and 100 acres of f the homestead. His wife did not [appear] in the deed, so was probably dead. He was buried on the farm and 1/2 [acre] was set off as a private cemetery. HIs original house was still standing, though in ruinous condition, in 1721, and the remains of its foundations were visible as late as 1929.
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Miller) Eldred: I. Elizabeth, b. Oct 26, 1642 in Cambridge, Mass. II. Samuel, b. Oct. 2, 1644, at Cambridge. (*)
III. Mary, b. June 15, 1646, at Cambridge.
IV. Lt. Thomas, b. Sept. 8, 1648 at Cambridge. (**) V. James, b. Exact date unknown but prior to 1657. VI. John, b. Aug. 17, 1659, probably at Chelsea, Mass. VII. Daniel, b. 1663 at Wickford, Rhode Island. 19
Misc. Notes
Robert, William and Samuel Eldredge came to this country, probably in the 1630's, as Samuel was living in Cambridge,
Mass. in 1641.
We knew that the branch, (Samuel's) helped the settlement of Virginia. This means that the family has been in the US over 360 years.
The fact that the branch which we call our line, settled around Boston and Cape Cod has been established. We knew that they were Baptists, as they followed Roger Williams to what is now called Rhode Island, when he was driven from Massachusetts, because of his religious faith, as was Anne Hutchinson and her family.
That the Eldredges took an active part in the settlement of Rhode Island has been verified by existing records. For instance; Samuel Eldredge, one of three brothers who first came to America from England, was imprisoned in 1670 by R.I. authorities for assuming to call a jury. In 1674, this same Samuel Eldredge, was granted by the court, 20 rubles (6 shillings and a pence) for his good service in doing and suffering for the colony. Also, it is recorded that the Eldredges and some other brisk hands, went on a "night adventure" with Captain Benjamin Church, capturing 18 Indians. Also a son, Samuel was on a jury, summoned by his father in Kingston, R.I. in 1670. Children of Samuel Eldredge are:
8. i.
SAMUEL3 ELDREDGE II.
ii.
LIEUTENANT THOMAS ELDREDGE, b. 1648, Kingston, R.I.; d. 1726; m. SUSANNA COLE.
Misc. Notes
Samuel ELDRED was born on 27 Nov 1620 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He was married to Elizabeth MILLER on 25 Nov 1640 in St.Mary At Kays, Ipswich, England.
Samuel, one of the nine early Eldred immigrants to the American Colonies, probably sailed soon after his marriage to Elizabeth in asmuch as he was one of the members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston in 1641.
This organization made him a sergeant. He lived in Cambridge for several years and in the general Boston area earning his living as a shoemaker and farming rented lands until 1660. He then moved to Wickford, RI on the western shore of Narragansett Bay. He appears a number of times on the court records of Plymonth Colony, usually as defendent, with
Edward Hutchinson as his attorney. In fact, Samuel Eldred seems to have been very friendly with the Hutchinson family, which may have been an influence in his decision to move to Rhode Island, which he did in 1660. The Hutchinsons had already gone there after Ann Hutchinson's banishment from Massachusetts.
Samuel was one of a committee of two who signed the deed by which the Narragansett Indians sold land to the white settlers. In doing so he "made his mark" to verify his signature, hence he could not write his name, a common thing in those days. In 1670 he was elected Constable at Wickford, RI, and at once became a prominent figure in the struggle for
authority over the Narragansett Region, which was going on between Massachusetts and Connecticut officials. He represented Connecticut and suffered both persecution and imprisonment in defense of her interests. This was appreciated and rewarded by the officials of Connecticut. He is last mentioned as a public official in 1679.
Samuel Eldred is mentioned in a 1663 request that the area of Narragansett country in dispute between CT and RI be under the protection of CT.
Naraganset 3, July 1663.
We shoe names are under written being the Inhabitants & the proprietors of the lands lying in the Naraganset have & doe
desire (according to his Majesties grante) to be under the Govern'tt of Conecticot Collony & Request there protection
according to a letter sent in June last. mr. Bradstreet & others have desired the same in ye Letter formerly Mentioned.
(These names are listed): Joshua Hawes, Will Hudson, Waite Winthrop, Jno Crabtree, George Denison, James Browne,
Alexand'r Al ffenick, Tho. Stanton Sen'r, Timo Mather, Jno. Cole, Rich Smith Jun., Richard Lord.
(These names are shown with their actual "marke"): Henry Tibit, Sam Eldred, Sam Waite, Tho. Sewell, Sam'l Eldred Junr,
Ruben Willis & Armbras Leach.
In 1697 Samuel deeded to his son, John, 100 acres and a house, dying shortly thereafter. He is buried on his own farm, on
a plot set aside by his son as "a burying place for our father's family forever." It is still in existence, though long unused an now grown up with weeds and brush. Samuel died between 4-13-1697 and 2-12-1699. His wife Elizabeth died about 1697.
They are both thought to be buried in unmarked graves on their farm in the Eldred family burial grounds which is located at
the exterme rear boundary of the Elm Grove cemetery in Allenton. It is about three miles south of Wickford and is only a
few hundred yards east of the Post Road from Providence to New London. Samuel's son Capt. John Eldred is also buried
there. The burial ground is on a half acre of land with several trees and surrounded by a chain fence. There is a marker
there labeling it as the Eldred Family Cemetry. There is also an Eldred lot in the Elm Grove cemetery. A. H. Eldridge
visited the site of the cemetery on 8 October 1956. It is located on the extreme rear boundry of the Allenton Cemetery.
There is no marker for Samuel, nor for his wife Elizabeth. In 1721, his original house was still standing, though in ruinous
condition, and the remains of its foundations were visible as late as 1929.
see: RICHMOND: Eldred genealogy; pp 6-7; typescript @RIHS. "Samuel Eldred and Some of His Descendants" by
Nelson B. Eldred III, 1992. Library of Congress Cat Card No. 92-81631, p. 43.). Some older documents spell surname
"ELDREDGE".
Misc. Notes
(cont. from John Eldred c1419)
One of these Ipswich descendants was named Samuel Eldred. He was born Nov. 27, 1620. On Nov. 25, 1640 he was married to Elizabeth Miller, of Needham Market, Norfolk, in the church of St. Mary-at-Kay's, in Ipswich, England. The couple seems to have sailed to America very soon after the marriage, for Samuel is on record in Boston in 1641, when he
joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Boston. He was actually living in Cambridge at the time, but he later lived at
several other places near Boston, among them being Charlestown, Medford and Chelsea, where he plied his trade of
shoemaker and farmed rented lands. In 1660 he moved to Wickford, on the western shore of Narrangansett Bay, in Rhode
Island. He and his descendants lived in Rhode Island for the next 100 years, and more. (cont. under Thomas Eldred 1648)
Samuel (1) Eldred. (Thomas(7e) William(6e) Thomas(5e) Nicholas(4e) Thomas(3e) Reginald(2e) John Eldred of Corby.)
These are the names of Samuel's ancestors back in England.
b. Nov. 27, 1620 at Ipswich, County Norfolk, England. d Exact date of death not known because no record exists and his grave is unmarked at the present time. However, it was
after April 13, 1697, for he deeded land to his son on that date. A plot of land was set aside from his farm where he was
buried. This private cemetery is still in existence, though long unused. m. Nov. 25, 1640 at St. Mary-at-Kay's, Ipswich, England, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Miller of Needham Market, County
Norfolk, England.
Samuel Eldred was a shoemaker by trade and he probably engaged in that occupation for a time after settling in
Cambridge, Mass., for the records do not indicate that he did any farming for some time after he came to New England.
He probably farmed rented lands until his removal to Rhode Island. He appears a number of times on the court records of
Plymouth Colony, usually as defendant with Edward Hutchinson as his attorney. In fact, Samuel Eldred seems to have
been very friendly with the Hutchinson family, which may have been an influence in his decision to move to Rhode Island,
which he did in 1668(date illegible). The Hutchinsons had already gone there after Ann Hutchinson's banishment.
He was one of the two signers to the deed by which the Sachems of the Narragansett Indians sold land rights to the new
settlers. At first the region purchased was called The Narragansett. He was in the struggle between Connecticutt and
Massachusetts for control of the Narragansett region. He represented Connecticut and suffered both persecution and
imprisonment in defense of Connecticutt interests, which was appreciated and rewarded by the authorities at Hartford, as
the records show. He last appears on public records in 1679.
Being now nearly 60 years old, he probably retired to his farm where he spent the rest of his life. In 1697 he deeded to his
son, John, the house and 100 acres of f the homestead. His wife did not [appear] in the deed, so was probably dead. He
was buried on the farm and 1/2 [acre] was set off as a private cemetery. HIs original house was still standing, though in
ruinous condition, in 1721, and the remains of its foundations were visible as late as 1929.
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Miller) Eldred: I. Elizabeth, b. Oct 26, 1642 in Cambridge, Mass. II. Samuel, b. Oct. 2, 1644, at Cambridge. (*)
III. Mary, b. June 15, 1646, at Cambridge.
IV. Lt. Thomas, b. Sept. 8, 1648 at Cambridge. (**) V. James, b. Exact date unknown but prior to 1657. VI. John, b. Aug. 17, 1659, probably at Chelsea, Mass. VII. Daniel, b. 1663 at Wickford, Rhode Island.
Misc. Notes
Robert, William and Samuel Eldredge came to this country, probably in the 1630's, as Samuel was living in Cambridge,
Mass. in 1641.
We knew that the branch, (Samuel's) helped the settlement of Virginia. This means that the family has been in the US over
360 years.
The fact that the branch which we call our line, settled around Boston and Cape Cod has been established. We knew that
they were Baptists, as they followed Roger Williams to what is now called Rhode Island, when he was driven from
Massachusetts, because of his religious faith, as was Anne Hutchinson and her family.
That the Eldredges took an active part in the settlement of Rhode Island has been verified by existing records. For
instance; Samuel Eldredge, one of three brothers who first came to America from England, was imprisoned in 1670 by R.I.
authorities for assuming to call a jury. In 1674, this same Samuel Eldredge, was granted by the court, 20 rubles (6 shillings
and a pence) for his good service in doing and suffering for the colony. Also, it is recorded that the Eldredges and some
other brisk hands, went on a "night adventure" with Captain Benjamin Church, capturing 18 Indians. Also a son, Samuel
was on a jury, summoned by his father in Kingston, R.I. in 1670. Children of Samuel Eldredge are:
8. i.
SAMUEL3 ELDREDGE II.
ii.
LIEUTENANT THOMAS ELDREDGE, b. 1648, Kingston, R.I.; d. 1726; m. SUSANNA COLE.
Misc. Notes
Samuel ELDRED was born on 27 Nov 1620 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He was married to Elizabeth MILLER on 25
Nov 1640 in St.Mary At Kays, Ipswich, England.
Samuel, one of the nine early Eldred immigrants to the American Colonies, probably sailed soon after his marriage to
Elizabeth inasmuch as he was one of the members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston in 1641.
This organization made him a sergeant. He lived in Cambridge for several years and in the general Boston area earning his
living as a shoemaker and farming rented lands until 1660. He then moved to Wickford, RI on the western shore of
Narragansett Bay. He appears a number of times on the court records of Plymonth Colony, usually as defendent, with
Edward Hutchinson as his attorney. In fact, Samuel Eldred seems to have been very friendly with the Hutchinson family,
which may have been an influence in his decision to move to Rhode Island, which he did in 1660. The Hutchinsons had
already gone there after Ann Hutchinson's banishment from Massachusetts.
Samuel was one of a committee of two who signed the deed by which the Narragansett Indians sold land to the white
settlers. In doing so he "made his mark" to verify his signature, hence he could not write his name, a common thing in
those days. In 1670 he was elected Constable at Wickford, RI, and at once became a prominent figure in the struggle for
authority over the Narragansett Region, which was going on between Massachusetts and Connecticut officials. He
represented Connecticut and suffered both persecution and imprisonment in defense of her interests. This was appreciated
and rewarded by the officials of Connecticut. He is last mentioned as a public official in 1679.
Samuel Eldred is mentioned in a 1663 request that the area of Narragansett country in dispute between CT and RI be under
the protection of CT.
Naraganset 3, July 1663.
We shoe names are under written being the Inhabitants & the proprietors of the lands lying in the Naraganset have & doe
desire (according to his Majesties grante) to be under the Govern'tt of Conecticot Collony & Request there protection
according to a letter sent in June last. mr. Bradstreet & others have desired the same in ye Letter formerly Mentioned.
(These names are listed): Joshua Hawes, Will Hudson, Waite Winthrop, Jno Crabtree, George Denison, James Browne,
Alexand'r Al ffenick, Tho. Stanton Sen'r, Timo Mather, Jno. Cole, Rich Smith Jun., Richard Lord.
(These names are shown with their actual "marke"): Henry Tibit, Sam Eldred, Sam Waite, Tho. Sewell, Sam'l Eldred Junr,
Ruben Willis & Armbras Leach.
In 1697 Samuel deeded to his son, John, 100 acres and a house, dying shortly thereafter. He is buried on his own farm, on
a plot set aside by his son as "a burying place for our father's family forever." It is still in existence, though long unused an now grown up with weeds and brush. Samuel died between 4-13-1697 and 2-12-1699. His wife Elizabeth died about 1697.
They are both thought to be buried in unmarked graves on their farm in the Eldred family burial grounds which is located at
the exterme rear boundary of the Elm Grove cemetery in Allenton. It is about three miles south of Wickford and is only a
few hundred yards east of the Post Road from Providence to New London. Samuel's son Capt. John Eldred is also buried
there. The burial ground is on a half acre of land with several trees and surrounded by a chain fence. There is a marker
there labeling it as the Eldred Family Cemetry. There is also an Eldred lot in the Elm Grove cemetery. A. H. Eldridge
visited the site of the cemetery on 8 October 1956. It is located on the extreme rear boundry of the Allenton Cemetery.
There is no marker for Samuel, nor for his wife Elizabeth. In 1721, his original house was still standing, though in ruinous
condition, and the remains of its foundations were visible as late as 1929.
see: RICHMOND: Eldred genealogy; pp 6-7; typescript @RIHS. "Samuel Eldred and Some of His Descendants" by
Nelson B. Eldred III, 1992. Library of Congress Cat Card No. 92-81631, p. 43.). Some older documents spell surname
"ELDREDGE".
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