William Reed
and his wife Avis Chepman
and Some of Their Descendants
First and Second Generations


WILLIAM 1 REED was born at England and died probably at Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, between 11 January 1657/8 and 6 April 1658. He married at Long Sutton, Somersetshire, England, on 18 May 1635 AVIS CHEPMAN. She was also born at England and died probably at Weymouth after 19 December 1670.[1]

A thorough exploration of this Reed family at Weymouth is found in:

Chamberlain, George Walter. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts: vol. 3,4. Genealogies of Weymouth Families. Boston, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923.

I will not attempt to repeat, but will only summarize the information found there. Tracing the Reed family is difficult because there were so many Reeds, A William Reed arrived at Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1635, later moving to Scituate in Plymoputh Colony, and Roxbury and Woburn in Massachusetts, before returning to England in 1648. Another William Reed, with wife Susan, arrived at Weymouth in 1635, moving to Boston by 1646 and eventually to Rhode Island by 1674. Genealogists have had difficulty sorting out these William Reeds.

The first sure record of this William Reed in America is dated 18 May, 1653, when he took the Freeman's Oath at Weymouth.[2] The last certain date we have of this family in England is 20 January 1635/6, when their first child was baptized. In the intervening seventeen years they had seven more children. They probably came to America toward the end of this period, shortly before 1653, with their eight children at the time. The Freeman's Oath was the oath taken upon becoming a citizen of Massachusetts Bay Colony; church membership was required before taking the oath.

William Reed lived less than five years after taking his oath. His widow, Avis, continued to live in Weymouth at least twelve more years, during which time she is recorded as receiving and owning land at Weymouth.[3]

William Reed and his wife Avis Chepman had the following children:

  1. MARGARET2 REED bp. at Long Sutton on 20 January 1635/6 ; d. at Weymouth on 6 July 1659; m. at Weymouth on 11 May 1657 JOHN VINING, bp. at Wincanton, Somersetshire on 17 April 1636, d. at Weymouth between 18 January and 8 February 1685/6, child of Robert Vining.[4]
  2. HANNAH2 REED b. about 1637; m. at Weymouth on 2 December 1658 NICHOLAS WHITMARSH, b. at England about 1635, child of John and Alice Whitmarsh.[5]
  3. WILLIAM2 REED b. at 1650.
  4. ESTHER2 REED b. at Weymouth on 8 May 1641.[6]
  5. RUTH2 REED b. about 1642; d. on 1663; m. at Weymouth on 19 December 1662 JOHN WHITMAN, Jr., d. at Weymouth on 1 February 1712/3.[7]
  6. THOMAS2 REED b. about 1645.
  7. MARY2 REED b. about 1647; d. at Weymouth on 16 April 1665.[8]
  8. JOHN2 REED b. about 1649; d. at Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, on 13 January 1720/1; m. BETHIA FRY, b. at Taunton, Plymouth Colony, on 1653, d. at Dighton on 20 October 1730, child of George Fry.[9]
  9. JAMES2 REED b. at Weymouth about 1657.

SECOND GENERATION

WILLIAM2 REED (William1) was born probably at England before 1650 a son of William Reed and his wife Avis Chepman, and died at Weymouth between 26 October 1705 and 12 September 1706. He married at Middleboro, Plymouth Colony about 1675 ESTHER TOMSON. She was born at Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, on 28 July 1652, a daughter of John Tomson and his wife Mary Cooke. She died at Weymouth between 26 October 1705 and 12 September 1706.[10]

William Reed lived his entire adult life in the Town of Weymouth, eventually settling in a homestead on Pleasant Street,[11] in the southern part of the Town. He was elected constable in 1675, and to the Board of Selectmen on 24 November 1681, and again in March 1686/7 and March 1696/7.[12] William Reed wrote his will on 26 October 1705 and it was proved on 12 September 1706. The full text of the will can be found in Mayflower Descendant volume 23, pages 72-74.

William Reed and his wife Esther Tomson had the following children:

  1. BASHUA3 REED b. at Weymouth about 1676; d. before 10 June 1725; m. at Weymouth about 1698-9 NICHOLAS PORTER, b. at Weymouth on 11 April 1672, d. at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, on 31 December 1770, child of John Porter and his wife Deliverance Byram.[13]
  2. JOHN3 REED b. at Weymouth on 21 October 1680;[14] d. before 1687.
  3. WILLIAM3 REED b. at Weymouth on 24 May 1682; d. at Abington, Plymouth County, on 3 June 1753; m. about 1703 ALICE NASH, b. at Weymouth on 24 March 1684/5, d. at Abington on 5 December 1751, child of Jacob Nash and his wife Abigail Dyer.[15]
  4. MERCY3 REED b. at Weymouth about 1682-3; d. at Abington on 4 February 1737/8; m(1). at Weymouth about 1698 NICHOLAS WHITMARSH, b. at Weymouth on 21 August 1673, d. before 27 November 1706, child of Nicholas Whitmarsh and his wife Hannah Reed. m(2). at Bridgewater on 27 November 1706 ANDREW FORD, b. at Bridgewater about 1681-2, d. at Abington on 12 May 1750. Andrew m(2). at Abington on 31 August 1738 ALICE WHITMARSH, b. at Weymouth on 14 November 1695, child of Simon Whitmarsh and his second wife Elizabeth Bicknell.[16]
  5. MARY3 REED b. at Weymouth about 1684; d. at Bridgewater before 2 April 1759; m. at Brudgewater on 25 December 1707 JOSIAH ALLEN, b. at Bridgewater on 21 April 1677, d. there before 24 December 1733.[17]
  6. HESTER3 REED b. at Weymouth about 1685; m. at Bridgewater on 6 August 1707 DAVID HERSEY, b. at Bridgewater on 25 January 1685/6.[18]
  7. JOHN3 REED b. at Weymouth on 10 July 1687; d. at Abington before 16 May 1739; m. about 1712 SARAH HERSEY, d. before 8 October 1715.[19]
  8. JACOB3 REED b. at Weymouth on 8 November 1691; d. at Abington after 28 October 1765; m. at Abington on 21 December 1732 HANNAH NOYES, b. at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 23 July 1709, d. at Abington on 5 January 1777.[20]
  9. SARAH3 REED b. at Weymouth on 21 March 1693/4; d. at Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, on 17 May 1750; m. at Bridgewater on 14 May 1712 HEZEKIAH KING, b. at Weymouth on 1690, d. at Amenia between 8 October 1740 and 1 December 1741, child of Samuel King and his wife Experience Phillips.[21]

THOMAS REED (William1 ) was born probably at England about 1645 a son of William Reed and his wife Avis Chepman, and died at Weymouth on 14 November 1719. He married about 1670 SARAH BICKNELL. She was born about 1651, a daughter of John Bicknell and his first wife Mary. She died at Weymouth on 21 August 1719.[22]

Thomas and Sarah (Bicknell) Reed lived in Waymouth all their lives. During King Phillip's War Thomas Reed was a private in Lieut. Gillam's company; he was under the command of Major Savage, from February 1675/6 to May 1676. He was elected constable of Weymouth on 27 November 1676, and again on 2 March 1690/1 and March 1692/3.[23] Thomas Reed wrote his will on 27 October 1719 and it was proved on 30 November 1719. In the will he mentioned his sons, John, Samuel, and William, the son of his deceased son Thomas, and his daughters Mary Lovell, Sarah Stockbridge, Ruth White, Hannah Hunt, and Elizabeth Hunt.[24]

Thomas Reed and his wife Sarah Bicknell had the following children:

  1. THOMAS3 REED b. at Weymouth on 12 September 1671; d. there on 2 October 1717; m. there on 14 January 1700/1 HANNAH RANDALL, b. about 1679-80, d. at Weymouth on 16 April 1767.[25]
  2. MARY3 REED b. about 1671-2; d. at Weymouth on 5 May 1745; m. there on 24 November 1697 ENOCH LOVELL, b. at Weymouth on 29 December 1670, d. there on 20 May 1746, child of James and Jane Lovell.[26]
  3. SARAH3 REED b. at Weymouth about 1675; d. at Hanover, Plymouth County, on 7 September 1758; m. at Hingham, Suffolk County, on 28 July 1697 THOMAS STOCKBRIDGE, b. at Scituate, Plymouth Colony, on 6 April 1667, d. at Scituate, Plymouth County, on 3 May 1717/8.[27]
  4. JOHN3 REED b. at Weymouth on 30 December 1679; d. there on December 1757; m (int. at Weymouth on 11 November 1715). SARAH WHITMARSH, b. at Weymouth on 19 October 1694, child of Ezra Whitmarsh and his wife Bathsheba Richards.[28]
  5. SAMUEL3 REED b. at Weymouth on 12 April 1681; d. there on 25 June 1739; m. on 7 January 1704 ABIGAIL WHITE, b. at Weymouth on 3 March 1682/3, d. at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, child of Ebenezer White and his wife Hannah Phillips.[29]
  6. RUTH3 REED b. at Weymouth on 20 February 1684/5; d. there on 5 May 1724; m. about 1714 BENJAMIN WHITE, b. at Weymouth on 21 February 1684/5, d. at Middleboro, Plymouth County, on 10 December 1750, child of Ebenezer White and his wife Hannah Phillips. Benjamin m(2). at Weymouth on 27 August 1724 ANN BICKNELL, b. at Weymouth on 16 March 1698, d. at Middleboro on 13 September 1778, child of Thomas Bicknell and his wife Ann Turner.[30]
  7. WILLIAM3 REED b. at Weymouth on 4 February 1687/8; d. there on 22 September 1729; m. there on 13 December 1716 JANE TORREY, b. about 1689-90, d. at Weymouth on 24 January 1729/30.[31]
  8. HANNAH3 REED b. at Weymouth on 25 September 1689; m (int. at Weymouth on 6 November 1714). JOHN HUNT, b. at Weymouth on 23 November 1687, child of John and Ruth Hunt.[32]
  9. ELIZABETH3 REED b. at Weymouth on 9 November 1694; d. there on 30 May 1736; m. there on 19 December 1717 THOMAS HUNT, b. at Weymouth on 1 May 1696, child of Ephraim and Johanna Hunt.[33]

JAMES2 REED (William1) was born at Weymouth, about 1657 a son of William Reed and his wife Avis Chepman, and died at Middleboro on 21 July 1726. He married at Taunton, Plymouth Colony, on 18 April 1683 SUSANNA RICHMOND. She was born at Bridgewater on 4 November 1661, a daughter of John Richmond and his first wife Susanna Hayward. She died at Middleboro on 18 August 1725.[34]

James Reed was the last child of William and Avis Reed, born about a year before his father's death. His mother lived at least thirteen more years. His three older brothers continued to live at Weymouth. Susanna Richmond's mother died within a year of her birth, perhaps at her birth. Her father soon remarried and had more children. So Susanna was raised by her father and step-mother at Taunton.

James Reed enlisted as a soldier in King Philip's War, serving in Capt. Johnson's Company.[35]

On 6 September 1680 James Reed, John Reed and John Vinson were fined at Weymouth for "cutting timber upon the towns Commons contrary to the Towns order." Soon after, James moved to Taunton. James was listed as a member of a military company at Taunton in 1682.[36] The following year he married Susanna. He was 26, she 21.

James Reed appeared on a list of inhabitants of Middleboro on 12 Movember 1695. On 12 October 1724 James Reed was a charter member of the Lakeville Congregational Church. At the time Lakeville was the southwest section of the town of Middleboro. His probate record, from Plymouth County, recorded him as a late resident of Middleboro.[37]

Daughter Susanna Reed was fined for fornication at Plymouth General Sessions March 1721/2. Alicia Crane Williams, in her 1990 article in the Mayflower Descendant speculated:

Since the court did not charge Susanna with having a bastard child, it is assumed that her pregnancy did not result in a living child. There is an outside chance, however, that Thomas Reed of Dartmouth born ca. 1720-1725, might have been an illegitimate child of Susanna Reed.[38]

James Reed and his wife Susanna Richmond had the following children:

  1. JAMES3 REED b. about 1684; d. at Middleboro on 1 February 1734/5.[39]
  2. SUSANNA3 REED b. at Middleboro on 10 March 1686/7; living 1734.[40]
  3. WILLIAM3 REED b. at Middleboro on 10 March 1688/9.
  4. JOHN3 REED d. before 1761; m(1). on 8 February 1709/10 SUSANNA ROUNDS; m(2). ELIZABETH ________; m(3). HANNAH ________.[41]
  5. THOMAS3 REED b. between 1684 and 1689; m(1). at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 1 March 1707/8 MARY FIFIELD; m(2). at Boston on 14 September 1709 SARAH NILES.[42]
  6. MARY3 REED b. about 1697-8; d. at Middleboro on 17 July 1724.[43]
  7. BENJAMIN3 REED b. at Taunton on 1 December 1720; d. at Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, on 19 March 1732/3; m. at Swansea on 1 December 1720 HANNAH CHASE, child of Jacob Chase and his wife Mary Hall.[44]
  8. ANN3 REED b. about 1700-1; d. at Middleboro on 8 January 1770; m(his 2d). there on 27 July 1737 JOHN WARREN, b. at Middleboro on 1690, d. there on 3 March 1768, child of Richard Warren and his wife Sarah Torrey. John Warrten had m(1). before 1730 NAOMI BATES.[45]
  9. MARTHA3 REED m(his 2d). at Middleboro on 5 September 1727 JONATHAN INGLEY; Jonathan had m(1). at Middleboro on 27 February 1723/4 DEBORAH MORTON.[46]


NOTES

1George Walter Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts: vol. 3,4. Genealogies of Weymouth Families (Boston, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923), v. 4, p. 568.
2Lucius R. Paige, "List of Freemen," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 3 (1849): 3:192.
3History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 568.
4Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts: to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), v. 2, p. 359; v. 2, p. 159. "Hugh Jones, Elizabeth Jones, James Abbot, John Vining," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 66 (1912): 188. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 568; v. 4, p. 705.
5Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 2, p. 159. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 759.
6Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 249.
7Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 2, p. 159; v. 2, p. 371. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 568.
8Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 2, p. 328.
9Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929), v. 1, p. 169; v. 3, p. 170, 171. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 568.
10George Ernest Bowman, "Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records," Mayflower Descendant, 2-6,10-12,14,19-20,23,25,27,31-34 (19001937): 14:86. Ralph V. Wood Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower: The First Five Generations, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, v. 12 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1996), 94-95. George Ernest Bowman, "Lieutenant John Tomson's Children," Mayflower Descendant, 30 (1928): 50,52. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569.
11History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569.
12John Ludovicus Reed, The Reed Genealogy: Descendants of William Reade of Weymouth, Massachusetts, from 1635 to 1902 (N.p.: n.p., 1901), v. 1, p. 5.
13Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1916), v. 2, p. 542. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 217. Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 220. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 488.
14Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 249.
15Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England historic Genealogical Society, 1912), 2:345. Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1:190; v. 1, p. 252. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 220. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 570.
16Vital Records of Abington, 2:230, 278, 279. Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 350, 353. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 761. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 218.
17Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), 283. private record, from a copy made by Judge Nahum Mitchell of the records of the First Church of East Bridgewater, with additions and corrections by the copyist. Allen Brownlee, "Josiah Allen's Wife was William Read's Daughter," Mayflower Descendant, 40 (1990): 197. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 221.
18Brownlee, "Josiah Allen's Wife was William Read's Daughter," 198. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 95.
19Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 249. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 222. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 570.
20Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 249. Vital Records of Abington, 2:174. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 223. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569. Brownlee, "Josiah Allen's Wife was William Read's Daughter," 198.
21Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 251. Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, v. 2, p. 220. Wood, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, 225. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569.
22Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 2, p. 329. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569.
23The Reed Genealogy, v. 1, p. 18.
24History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569.
25Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 251; v. 2, pp. 159, 328, 329. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 571.
26Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 180; v. 2, p. 160 (private record, Col. Ephraim Hunt's Account Book), p. 302, 303. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 570.
27Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1909), v. 1, p. 336; v. 2, pp. 273, 446. Roger D. Joslyn, "The Descendants of John Stockbridge," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 133-135 (197981): 134:70. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 570.
28Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, pp. 249, 353; v. 2, p. 160. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 571.
29Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, pp. 251, 336. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 572.
30Purchade Cemetery, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 5 March 2020), Benjamin White; Created by: James Bianco, Photo added by Chip5610. Thomas Williams Bicknell, History and Genealogy of the Bicknell Family (Providence, RI: published by the author, 1913), 22. Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, pp. 250, 337; v. 2, pp. 211, 368. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, pp. 570, 734.
31Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 252; v. 2, pp. 161, 328.History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 572.
32Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, pp. 149, 248; v. 2, p. 159.History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 570.
33Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, pp. 153, 248; v. 2, pp. 159, 287. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 570.
34George Ernest Bowman, transcriber, Middleborough, Mass.: Births, Marriages and Deaths. Originally published in the Mayflower Descendant, v. 1-39 (1899-1937). Reproduced at American Ancestors. in Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016)., v. 1, p. 58. George Ernest Bowman, "Plymouth Colony Vital Records," Mayflower Descendant, 13-17 (191115): 22:115. Alicia Crane Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," Mayflower Descendant, 40 (1990): 124. Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family, 1594-1896: and Pre-American Ancestors, 1040-1594 (Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts: published by the compiler, 1897), 9. Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 1, p. 251. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569.
35Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 124. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, v. 4, p. 569.
36Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 124.
37Ibid.
38Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 125.
39Middleborough, Mass.: Births, Marriages and Deaths, v. 1, p. 58. Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 125. The Richmond Family, 9.
40Middleborough, Mass.: Births, Marriages and Deaths, v. 1, p. 3. Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 125. The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 9.
41Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 125.
42Ibid.
43Middleborough, Mass.: Births, Marriages and Deaths, v. 1, p. 29. Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 125. The Richmond Family, 9.
44Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 128. The Richmond Family, 9.
45Middleborough, Mass.: Births, Marriages and Deaths, v. 1, p. 163. Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 126.
46Middleborough, Mass.: Births, Marriages and Deaths, v. 1, p. 30. Williams, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth," 126.


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