Samuel Packard

Male Abt 1610 - 1684  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Samuel Packard 
    Born Abt 1610 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Nov 1684  Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Samuel Packard (constable and tavern-keeper) was baptized on September
      17, 1612 in Stonham Aspal, a small village in the Mid-Suffolk region
      of England. He married Elizabeth 1643. Samuel died on November 7, 1684
      in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died on
      October 27, 1694 in Bridgewater.
      "The status of a yeoman farmer in these times was relatively good if
      he were successful, and there was enough social mobility that he could
      actually aspire to the status of the gentry for some of his children.
      Samuel was the third son. however, and in a land where promogeniture
      was the practice, he could expect little in the way of inheritance"
      (Packard, Karle S., "Samuel Packard and the English Origins of the
      Packard Family", an excerpt from a Packard's Progress editon).
      Samuel Packard with his wife, Elizabeth, and a daughter left Ipswich
      on the Ship Diligent on June 1638. They arrived in Boston Harbor on
      August 10, 1638. They immediately went to Hingham. They were in
      Highham in 1652, when his daughter Deliverance was baptised. The
      family then moved to Weymouth where Samuel was a Selectman from 1654
      to 1664 and some of his children were born in Weymouth. Then they
      settled in Bridgewater, Massachsuetts about 1664 where he was
      appointed Constable. Samuel purchased land in Bridgewater before
      August 1662. He was Collector of Minister's Rates in 1670, Surveyor of
      Highways in 1672, and Constable again in 1674. In 1671 Samuel was
      licensed to keep an ordinary (tavern) which he had in 1670. Since
      Samuel signed with a mark, this suggests that he could not write. This
      may be why some early records show the name as Packer.
    Person ID I780  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father George Packard,   b. 1576,   d. 14 Dec 1623  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Mary Wyther,   b. 13 Jan 1574,   d. 1652  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F10698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Stream,   b. Abt 1610,   d. 27 Oct 1694, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Packard,   b. 1636,   d. 7 Jun 1697  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Samuel Packard,   b. 1638, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Israel Packard,   b. 19 Jul 1646, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F9436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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