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THE GARDNER LINE




GARDNER LINE - FIRST GENERATION

THOMAS GARDNER

Born: abt 1560 of Dorchester, Dorsetshire, Eng
Died: 1635

Parents: Unknown

Married: Elizabeth White. She b. abt 1564 in England

Known children:

1. THOMAS GARDNER b. 1592 (See below)




GARDNER LINE - SECOND GENERATION

THOMAS GARDNER

Born: 1592 either Dorchester, Dorsetshire, Eng. or Somersetshire, Eng.
Died: 29 Oct 1674 in Salem, Essex Co MA

Parents: Thomas Gardner - Elizabeth White

Married 1st: Margaret Frier. She was b. 1589 in England, and d. 1659 in Salem, MA

Married 2nd: Widow Damaris (____) Shattuck

Could have been other marriages.

Children:

1. Thomas Gardner b. abt 1617

2. George Gardner b. 1620, d. 1679, Salem, MA, m 1st: Elizabeth Orne, m. 2nd; Ruth Turner, and m 3rd: Elizabeth Stone.

3. RICHARD GARDNER b. bet 1622 - 1631 (See below)

4. Capt. John Gardner b. 1624 either England or Cape Ann, MA, d. will probated 1706 at Nantucket, m. Priscilla Grafton on 20 Feb 1654, had 12 children.

5. Samuel Gardner b. abt 1627, Salem, MA

6. Joseph Gardner b. abt 1629, Salem, MA

7. Sarah Gardner b. abt 1630

8. Miriam Gardner b. abt 1632

9. Seeth Gardner b.




GARDNER LINE - THIRD GENERATION

RICHARD GARDNER

Born: 1631 England
Died: 23 Jan 1688 Nantucket, MA

Parents: Thomas Gardner - Margaret Frier

Married: Sarah Shattuck in 1632 in Salem, Essex Co MA. She b. 1631/2 Eng., d. Nantucket 1724. She was dau of Samuel Shattuck and Damaris ____.

Richard was Chief Magistrate in 1673 on Nantucket and held other town offices. None of the old town records are in his handwriting, from which some infer that he was not educated.

Children:

1. Joseph Gardner d. 1701 Nantucket, m. 30 Mar 1670 Bethiah Macy. She b. 1650 Salisbury, MA, d. 1732 Nantucket.

2. Sarah Gardner b. 1660 Nantucket, m. 1671 Eleazer Folger. He was b. 1648 Edgartown, MA. d. 1716.

3. Richard Gardner Jr. b. 23 Oct 1653, d. 8d 3m 1728, m. Mary Austin 17 May 1674 Nantucket. She was b. in Eng. and d. 1d 4m 1721.

4. DEBORAH GARDNER b. 1658 (see below)

5. Damaris Gardner b. 21 Nov 1662

6. James Gardner b. 19 May 1662/4 Salem MA, he m 1st: Mary Starbuck; 2nd: Rachel Gardner; 3rd: Patience Folger, and 4th: Mary Coffin. The last was b. 1665 Dover, NH.

7. MIRIAM GARDNER b. 1665 (see below)

8. NATHANIEL GARDNER b. 1669 (see below)

9. Hope Gardner b. 16 Nov 1669 (twin to Nathaniel), at Nantucket, d. 12 Oct 1750, m. John Coffin, he d. 1 Jul 1747.

10. Love Gardner b. 2 May 1672 Nantucket, m. James Coffin. He b. in Dover, NH, d. 2 Aug 1741


Per "History of Nantucket" by Alexander Starbuck in referring to the family of Richard Gardner and Sarah Shattuck stated........

She (Sarah Starbuck) had made herself obnoxious to the Massachusetts government by sympathizing with the Quakers, had been brought before the Salem Court for absenting herself "from the publik ordinances on the Lord's day, for neglecting to attend services at the First Church in Salem and for attending assemblies of the Friends, and had been excommunicated from the First Church in Salem for so doing. The widow Sarah was a woman of decided opinions and not inclined to mask them. Sarah, daughter of Richard and Sarah, married Eleazer Folger, son of Peter and when Peter was imprisoned during the "Insurrection," the Gardner family showed indignation and were arrested. They failed to appear at the Court held April 22, 1677 to which they were summoned but did appear at the Court next following with this result: 'Sarah, wife of Mr. Richard Gardner, being legally convicted of speaking very opprobriously and uttering many slanderous words concerning the imprisonment of Peter Folger who was imprisoned by order of the court, upon her good demeaning herself, and civilly being to the good satisfaction and likeness of the court, the Court think fit to remit all other fines provided by law in such case, but she shall be reproved and admonished to have care for the future of evil words tending to defaming His Majesty's Court.'"

Note: We connect with three of Richard and Sarah's children, as follow:



GARDNER LINE - FOURTH GENERATION

I. DEBORAH GARDNER

Born: 12 Feb 1658
Died: 1712 Nantucket, MA

Parents: Richard Gardner - Sarah Shattuck

Married 1st: John Macy abt 1674. He was b. 4 Jul 1655 at Salisbury, MA, and d. 1691 at Nantucket.

Married 2nd: Stephen Pease.

Note: Deborah and John were my 8th g. grandparents. See the Macy line for their children and descendants.



II. MIRAIM GARDNER

Born: 1665
Died: 1702

Parents: Richard Gardner - Sarah Shattuck

Married: 22 Sep 1684 to John Worth. He was b. 19 May 1666. They were also my 8th g. grandparents. See the Worth line for children and descendants.



III. NATHANIEL GARDNER

Born: 16d 9m 1669
Died: 1713 in England.

Parents: Richard Gardner - Sarah Shattuck

Married: Abigail Coffin bef 1686. She was the dau of James Coffin and Mary Severance. Abigail was b. Nantucket and d. 15 Mar 1709 at Nantucket. She was the first person in Gardner Burial Ground in Nantucket.

Children:

1. Hannah Gardner b. 6d 5m 1686, d. 23d 3m 1773. She m. 19 Nov 1706 to Jabez Bunker. He b. 7 Nov 1678, d. 6 Jul 1750.

2. Ebenezer Gardner b. 27d 8m 1688, d. 16d 4m 1763. He wed 1 Sep 1709 to Eunice Coffin. She b. 23 Sep 1693. He wed 2nd to Judith Coffin b. 8d 5m 1700, d. 24 Dec 1788.

3. Peleg Gardner b. 22d 5m 1691, d. 19d 1m 1771/2. He wed on 23d 7m 1714 to Hepzabeth Gardner b. 29 Sep 1696.

4. JUDITH GARDNER b. 1693 (see below)

5. Margaret Gardner b. 28d 11m 1695, d. 16d 5m 1727. Wed 11m 1716 to Jonathan Folger. He b. 10d 2m 1696, d. 6d 3m 1777.

6. Nathaniel Gardner b. 14d 10m 1697 d. 5m 1727. He wed 15d 7m 1725 to Mary Folger b. 10 Aug 1705, d. 1727.

7. Andrew Gardner b. 26d 10m 1699, d. 2d 3m 1782. He wed 1d 7m 1721 to Mary Gorham, who d. 18d 2m 1780.

8. Abel Gardner b. 6d 6m 1702, d. 11d 9m 1771. He wed 18d 9m 1723 to Priscilla Coffin. She b. 3 Jun 1708 d. 27 Apr 1792.

9. Susannah Gardner b. 4d 6m. 1706, d. 6m 1781. She wed 1 Sep 172 to James Gardner, who d. 10d 4m 1776.




GARDNER LINE - FIFTH GENERATION

JUDITH GARDNER

Born: 28d 8m 1693
Died: 17d 9m 1765.

Parents: Nathaniel Gardner - Abigail Coffin

Married: 3d 11m 1711 to Benjamin Barnard. He was b. abt 1690, will probated 7 Feb 1734/5 Nantucket. They were my 8th g. grandparents. See the Barnard line for a list of their children and descendants.



Line of Descent:

THOMAS GARDNER, THOMAS GARDNER, RICHARD GARDNER, NATHANIEL GARDNER, JUDITH GARDNER, TIMOTHY BARNARD, BENJAMIN BARNARD, LYDIA BARNARD, EUNICE MACY, THOMAS MACY, JOHN MACY, LORETTA MACY, JAMES PARISHO, WAYNE PARISHO, SUSANNE PARISHO



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