William Tirrell
and his first wife Rebecca Simpkins
and Some of Their Descendants
Including the family of
Nicholas Simpkins
First Seven Generations


William Tirrell, the immigrant, married Rebecca Simpkins, the mother of all his children. She was the daughter of Nicholas and Isabel (Saule) Simpkins, immigrants. So we will begin this Tirrell Genealogy with the Simpkins family.

The major source of information on the Nicholas Simpkins family is:

Anderson, Robert Charles George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 19992009. vol. 6, pp. 330-36.

The best summaries of the early generations of the Tirrell family can be found in:

Chamberlain, George Walter. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts: vol. 3,4. Genealogies of Weymouth Families. Boston, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923. vol. 4, pp. 655-77.

Tirrell, Robert Wilson. The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book: Descendants of William Therrill. Englewood, NJ: published by author, 1969.

I will not attempt to reconstruct their research. I will only summarize their findings for the first seven generations.


FIRST GENERATION

NICHOLAS1 SIMPKINS was born at England, about 1599-1600, and died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 1656. He married at London, England on 9 November 1628 ISABEL SAULE. She was baptized at London on 8 February 1606/7, a daughter of Edward Saule. She died before 7 September 1669 (the administration of her estate).[1]

Nicholas ans Isabel Simpkins came to America some time after 24 August 1632, when their daughter was baptized in London, and before 3 March 1635/6, when the court in Boston directed two gentlemen to audit the accounts of Nicholas Simpkins as commander of the fort on Castle Island in Boston Harbor. He must have been in America long enough before that latter date to have accumulated financial activity that required auditing. They probably came to New England in 1634 or 1635. Although his first occupation in America appeared to be as a soldier, most records refer to him as a tailor or draper.

The Simpkins family appears to have moved frequently, as is evident from the following land records:

Nicholas Simpkins often had legal troubles. In addition to his problem with the accounts on Castle Island, he was later accused of "attempting to lie with an Indian woman," latrer for lending a pistol to an Indian, and still later for striking another man. He also had problems with indentured servants.

Nicholas Simpkins and his wife Isabel Saule had the following children:

  1. EFAM2 SIMPKINS bp. at London on 24 August 1632.
  2. DEBORAH2 SIMPKINS b. about 1633; d. before 1693 ; m. before 1653 GEORGE BURRELL, b. at England on 1621, d. at Suffolk County between 4 October 1693 and 14 July 1698.
  3. PILGRIM2 SIMPKINS b. about 1635; d. at Boston on 3 December 1720; m(1). about 1658 MIRIAM ________, d. at Boston on 10 November 1660. m(2). on 27 November 1661 KATHARINE RICHARDSON,d. at Boston on 7 April 1721.
  4. REBECCA2 SIMPKINS b. about 1637.


SECOND GENERATION

REBECCA 2SIMPKINS (Nicholas1) was born about 1637, a daughter of Nicholas Simpkins and his wife Isabel Saule, and died between 7 September 1672 and 8 July 1675. She married as his first wife at Boston on 29 January 1654/5 WILLIAM TIRRELL. He died at Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, Carolina Colony, between 3 June and 28 September 1682. He married second at Albemarle County on 2 December 1676 JEANE (________) GODFREY. She died at Albemarle County on 3 February 1677. William married third on 12 July 1677 ANN (________) COOKE. She died at Albemarle County on 29 April 1679. Second wife Jeane had previously married FRANCIS GODFREY, who died on 9 November 1675 Third wife Ann had previously married THOMAS COOKE, who died at Albemarle County on 25 March 1677.[2]

The first record of William Tirrell, often spelled "Therrill", in America is his marriage in Boston to Rebecca Simpkins in 1654/5. He is described elsewhere as a "merchant-tailor," so he may have had some occupational connection with his father-in-law before marriage. William and Rebecca had four children born at Boston over the next nine years.

In 1669 William Tirrell moved to Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, Carolina Territory, with his son William, four Indians and two Negroes. His wife and three other children remained at Boston. Evidently William did not provide for the material needs of his family back in New England. Unable to pay a debt to William Salter, she was placed in prison in October 1671. The Tirrell Genealogy reports the next events as follows:

On March 5, 1671/2, William Salter petitioned the court for her release, realizing she could not pay, and was in abject poverty. In July, 1672, Rebecca Therrill and her children were ordered to go to Virginia to join her husband. The Court of Assistants record, September 7, 1672, tells how she asked for help: "you pore petistioner is all ways redy in obedyenc to your honers sentenc to goe and for want of where withal to tranc. port herself and letel child is fain to ly in prison." The Court ordered the Treasurer to get her to Virginia, which he probably did.

Rebecca died within three years of these events; she was in her late 30s. William married two more times in Carolina. Each time he married a widow who died shortly thereafter, leaving Wiliam the inheritor of a plantation. Three of the four children returned to New England, two settling in Weymouth.

William Tirrell and his first wife Rebecca Simpkins had the following children:

  1. REBECCA3 TIRRELL b. at Boston on 26 December 1655; m. about 1676 JOSEPH SMITH, b. at Boston on 24 August 1646.
  2. WILLIAM3 TIRRELL b. at Boston on 16 March 1658/9; d. at Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, on 27 October 1727; m. at Weymouth, Suffolk County, about 1680 ABIGAIL PRATT, b. at Weymouth on 15 April 1662, child of Thomas and Mary Pratt.
  3. MARY3 TIRRELL b. at Boston on 6 April 1661; m(1). WILLIAM MANSON; ; m(2). at Albemarle County on 5 February 1686 WILLIAM MARA.
  4. GIDEON3 TIRRELL b. at Boston on 16 July 1664.


THIRD GENERATION

GIDEON 3 TIRRELL (Rebecca Simkins2, Nicholas1) was born at Boston, on 16 July 1664 a son of William Tirrell nad his wife Rebecca Simpkins, and died at Weymouth on 13 October 1730. He married about 1689 HANNAH SHAW. She was born at Weymouth on 7 April 1668, a daughter of John Shaw and his wife Alice Phillips. She died before 1730.[3]

Gideon was five years old when his father moved to Carolina. Before he was eleven, his mother had died. It is not clear where he grew up or who raised him. By the age of twenty-two he lived in Weymouth, where he purchased more property. By the age of twenty-five he had married. Gideon and Hannah Tirrell lived in Weymouth all their adult lives. He was a carpenter and fuller. Gideon served as the first Moderator of the South Precinct of Weymouth from 1623 to 1630. When the South Parish Church (Congregational) was organized in 1723, his name was at the head of the list of lay communicants. Gideon had previously been a member of First Church of Christ, Weymouth.

Gideon Tirrell served as delegate to General Court [the colony legislature] in 1726, 1729 and 1730.

Gideon and Hannah Tirrell had six children, four of whom lived to adulthood.

Gideon Tirrell and his wife Hannah Shaw had the following children:

  1. GIDEON4 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 18 June 1689; d. before 1683.
  2. MARY4 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 4 October 1690; m. at Boston on 13 May 1713 EBENEZER BOLTER, b. at Weymouth on 23 April 1688, d. there on 21 November 1746 , child of Thomas and Hannah Bolter.
  3. GIDEON4 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 10 April 1693.
  4. MIRIAM4 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 29 September 1696; d. there on 19 July 1715.
  5. JOHN4 TIRRELL b. at Wewymouth on 22 August 1700; d. there on 2 March 1782; m(1). at Boston on 22 March 1723 DEBORAH WHITMARSH, b. at Weymouth about 1702-3, d. there on 10 June 1749, child of Ezra Whitmarsh and his wife Bathsheba Richards;; m(2). at Weymouth on 19 September 1749 JANE (VINSON) VINSON, b. at Weymouth on 29 July 1713, d. there on 3 August 1755, child of Ebenezer Vinson and his wife Jane Drake. Jane had m(1). at Weymouth on 19 September 1732 SAMUEL VINSON b. at Weymouth on 9 September 1712, d. there before May 1747, child of Samuel and Hannah Vinson.
  6. HANNAH4 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth about 1705-6; d. there on 12 June 1761; m. at Weymouth on 27 February 1726/7 JOHN KINGMAN, b. at Weymouth on 24 July 1702, d. at Weymouth between 3 February and 4 May 1784, child of Thomas Kingman and his wife Mercy Randall.


FOURTH GENERATION

GIDEON4 TIRRELL (Gideon3, Rebecca Simpkins3, Nicholas1) was born at Weymouth on 10 April 1693 a son of Gideon Tirrell and his wife Hannah Shaw, and died at Weymouth between 27 June 1765 and 4 April 1766. He married first at Boston on 4 August 1715 MARY NASH. She was born at Weymouth on 21 September 1695, a daughter of John and Mary Nash. She died at Weymouth on 12 June 1754. He married second at Weymouth on 7 May 1761 ABIGAIL TIRRELL. She may have been the Abigail Tirrell who was born at Weymouth on 22 August 1689, a daughter of William Tirrell and his wife Abigail Pratt.[4]

Gideon Tirrell and his wife Mary Nash lived in the South Parish of Weymouth. They owned a front pew at the South Parish Church. He served as a delegate to General Court in 1728, 1729 and 1730. After the death of Mary, Gideon, at the age of sixty-eight, married Abigail Tirrell, who was probably a relative, but her family has not been determined.

Gideon Tirrell and his first wife Mary Nash had the following children:

  1. JACOB5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 16 February 1715/6; d. there before 10 October 1766; m. there on 16 February 1737/8 ELISHABA VINSON, b. at Weymouth on 5 May 1717, child of Ebenezer Vinson and his wife Jane Drake.
  2. GIDEON5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 3 November 1717; d. there on 10 December 1757; m. int. at Weymouth on 18 October 1747 HANNAH VINSON, b. at Weymouth on 4 June 1724, d. there on 30 December 1801, child of Ebenezer Vinson and his wife Jane Drake.
  3. JOSEPH5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 2 November 1719; d. there on 2 August 1738.
  4. HANNAH5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 1 August 1722; d. there on 5 April 1796; m. there on 21 February 1748/9 ELIPHALET RIPLEY, b. at Weymouth on 21 April 1720, d. there before 1796, child of Josiah and Marcy Ripley.
  5. ISAAC5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 24 November 1724; m. int. at Weymouth on 14 September 1748 ALICE SHAW, b. at Weymouth on 22 April 1728, child of Joseph Shaw and Mary Blanchard.
  6. EBENEZER5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 5 February 1729; d. there on 10 August 1807; m. there on 20 March 1750/1 LYDIA WILD, b. at Braintree, Suffolk County, on 8 March 1731, d. at Weymouth on 24 May 1819, child of Samuel and Bethiah (copeland) Wild.
  7. BENJAMIN5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 15 October 1731.
  8. MARY5 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 25 Novembver 1737; d. at Abington on 7 April 1757.

NOTE: In 1793 the southern portion of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, was set apart as Norfolk county. This included Weymouth and Braintree.


FIFTH GENERATION

BENJAMIN5 TIRRELL (Gideon4-3, Rebecca Simpkins2, Nicholas1) was born at Weymouth on 154 October 1731 a son of Gideon Tirrell and his first wife Mary Nash, and died Weymouth on 13v April 1814. He married at Weymouth on 29 December 1759 HANNAH PACKARD. She was born about 1736-7 and died at Weymouth on 21 February 1818.[5]

During the French and Indian War Benjamin Tirrell participated in the expedition to Crown Point, from which he was discharged in October 1755. Back in Weymouthb, he and Hannah Packard published their intentions to marry at Weymouth on 1 January 1757. But before they could marry, Benjamin left again for the war, going this time to Louisbourg. While away at war, their first child was born. Benjamin and Hannah did not marry until almost three years after they had published their intentions.

At ther age of forty-four, the father of seven children, Benjamin went to War again. This time the British were the enemy. Revolutionary War records for Massachusetts record the following:

Following the War this Tirrell family regularized their relationship with the church: All seven living children were baptized at South Parish Church on 5 November 1780.

Benjamin Tirrell and his wife Hannah Packard had the following children:

  1. MARY6 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 23 October 1758; d. there on 19 June 1813; m. at Weymouth on 16 September 1790 AMASA WADE, b. at Weymouth on 17 July 1768.
  2. BENJAMIN6 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 25 March 1760.
  3. ABIGAIL6 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 2 January 1762; m. at Weymouth on 21 July 1785 MOSES JONES, b. at Braintree on 30 May 1759.
  4. JOHN6 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 13 January 1765.
  5. JACOB6 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 2 March 1767; d. there on 14 November 1841; m. there on 26 January 1792 SARAH DERBY, b. at Weymouth on 13 April 1774, d.there on 11 November 1849, child of Jonathan Darby and his wife Elizabeth Pratt.
  6. NATHANIEL6 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 13 March 1768; d. at Abington on 1 April 1811; m. at Abington on 4 January 1795 SARAH BEAL, b. at Abington on 11Novembver 1772, d. there on 19 January 1842.
  7. LEMUEL6 TIRRELL d. young
  8. HANNAH6 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 11 November 1776; d. at Roxbury, Norfolk County, on 24 July 1844; m. at Weymouth on 2 November 1805 DANIEL HAYDEN.


Concerning the ancestry of Hannah Packard who married Benjamin Tirrell

Neither the The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book nor History of Weymouth, Massachusetts attempts to identify the parents of Hannah Packard. According to her death record, she was born about 1736-7. The index at ancestry.com to Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, compiled by Jay and Delene Holbrook, the most thorough compilation of Massachusetts vital records, there were three Hannah Packards born within five years of 1737:

A more careful reading of the original documents reveals that Hannah of Bridgewater was born in 1787, not 1737; Hannah of Easthampton was really Hannah of Easton; and Hannah of Rowley has the surname of Pickard in every document. Hannah of Easton is the most likely candidate for the spouse of Benjamin Tirrell; but this cannot be proven. The probate records for Joseph Packard of Easton, who died in 1777, do not contain a list of descendants.

Joseph Packard and Hannah Manley married at Easton on 9 October 1729. Their children, born at Easton, included: Hannah (1735), John (1738), Zeruiah (1740), Benjamin (1742), Mary (1745), Mehetable (1747), James (1749) and Samuel (1751).


SIXTH GENERATION

BENJAMIN6 TIRRELL (Benjamin5, Gideon4-3, Rebecca Simpkins2, Nicholas1) was born at Weymouth on 25 March 1760, a son of Benjamin Tirrell and his wife Hannah Packard, and died at Weymouth on 18 April 1850. He married at Weymouth on 1 October 1789 ELIZABTH DERBY. She was born at Weymouth on 24 October 1769, a daughter of Jonathan Derby and his wife Elizabeth Pratt . She died at Weymouth on 25 March 1850.[6]

Benjamin Tirrell, Jr., was a farmer; he and Elizabeth both died from "palsey" within four weeks of each other.

Benjamin Tirrell and his wife Elizabeth Derby had the following children:

  1. CYRUS7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 9 December 1789; d. there on 20 February 1863; m(1). at Weymouth on 24 December 1815 MARY BLANCHARD, b. at Weymouth on 12 April 1792, d. there on 2 October 1852, child of Daniel Blanchard and Mary Vinson; m(2). at Weymouth on 9 February 1853 MARY (CONDRA) LORING, b. at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 15 December 1799, d. at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 2 March 1882, child of Dennis and Mary Condra.
  2. BENJAMIN7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 13 September 1792; d. at San Francisco, California, on 17 December 1851; m. at Weymouth on 13 December 1818 TIRZAH SHAW, b. at Weymouth on 1 April 1799, d. there on 7 January 1893, child of David Shaw and Tirzah Blanchard.
  3. REUBEN7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 16 April 1795; d. at Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York, on 10 April 1852; m. at Weymouth on 8 January 1823 RUTH TIRRELL.
  4. CORNELIUS7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 8 October 1797.
  5. EVELINA7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 16 February 1800; d. there on January 1833; m. there on 28 November 1822 LEVI PRATT, b. at Weymouth on 26 May 1797, d. at Boston on 29 October 183.
  6. ASA7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 24 June 1802; d. at New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, on 31 July 1829.
  7. JARED7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 15 December 1804; d. there on 13 May 1864; m. there on 1 February 1827 LUCINDA CUSHING, b. there on 18 August 1806, d. there on 25 February 1887, child of David and Celia (Bates) Cushing.
  8. PEREZ7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 28 December 1806; d. before 1850 (not in census); m. int. at Weymouth on 23 August 1834 CAROLINE KEENE, b. at Braintree about 1809-10; she m(2). at Quincy, Norfolk County, on 11 June 1853 JOHN MAGENNILL b. at Nova Scotia about 1815-6.
  9. ELIZA7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 7 September 1809; d. there on 31 July 1825.
  10. NATHAN7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 1 February 1812; d. there on 27 November 1868; m. at Braintree on 1 December 1834 RUTH HOWARD DYER, b. at Braintree on 20 January 1813, d. at Weymouth on 2 March 1865, child of Jacob and Polly (Beals) Dyer.
  11. JANE7 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 1 April 1814.


SEVENTH GENERATION

CORNELIUS7 TIRRELL (Benjamin6-5, Gideon4-3, Rebecca Simpkins2, Nicholas1) was born at Weymouth, on 8 October 1797 a son of Benjamin Tirrell and his wife Elizabeth Derby, and died at Weymouth on 18 September 1843. He married at Weymouth on 17 September 1818 JANE PRATT. She was born at Weymouth on 18 December 1799, a daughter of Joseph and Molly (Shaw) Pratt. She died at Weymouth on 10 March 1862.[7]

Cornemius and Jane Tirrell lived in South Weymouth, where they belonged to South Parish Church. The 1840 Census placed Benjamin's occupation in the category of "manufacture and trade." Of their eight children, three died in childhood, two in January of 1829. Two others married but died in their early twenties.

After Cornelius died at the age of 45, Jane continued to live at their home, reported in the 1850 census with her two youngest surviving children. In 1860 she was reported with her daughter Mary and son-in-law Warren Thayer, and their three children.

Cornelius Tirrell and his wife Jane Pratt had the following children:

  1. CORNELIUS8 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 18 January 1819; d. at Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts, on 27 April 1917; m(1). at Abington on 17 August 1848 ELIZA ANN WHITE, b. at Weymouth on 3 November 1830, d. there on 28 December 1870, child of Alden and Diantha White; m(2). at South Abington, Plymouth County, on 24 February 1878 MARY MEHITABLE (SARGENT) WALKER, b. at Charlestown, Middlesex County, on 3 December 1847, d. at Montreal, Quebec, on 1 September 1929, child of Nathan and Mehitable Sargent; Mary had m(1). at Charlestown on 31 July 1864 OLIVER H. WALKER, b. at Charlestown about 1841-2.
  2. JAMES BRADFORD8 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 20 April 1820.
  3. MARY JANE8 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 24 December 1824; d. at Norwell, Plymouth County, on 10 November 1894; m. at Abington on 28 January 1949 WARREN THAYER, b. at Weymouth on 27 January 1813, d. there on 23 May 1887, child of Demetrius and Sarah Thayer.
  4. REUBEN8 TIRRELL b. at Abington on 1 May 1827; d. there on 4 January 1829.
  5. QUINCY TIRRELL b. at Abington on 16 April 1828; d. there on 23 January 1829.
  6. JASON PRATT8 TIRRELL b. at Abington on 15 October 1831; d. at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 15 January 1861; m. at Braintree on 25 October 1854 CORDELIA R. CROCKER, b. Hebron, Oxford County, Maine, on 9 March 1837, d. at Weymouth on 7 March 1859, child of Joshua and Almira Crocker.
  7. CHARLES LORING8 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 29 June 1836; d. at Brockton, Plymouth County, on 30 April 1908; m. at Randolph, Norfolk County, on 22 February 1859 MARIA SNELL b. at Boston on 18 June 1842, d. at Milton, Norfolk County, on 29 June 1919, child of Thomas and Elizabeth Snell.
  8. (child)8 TIRRELL b. at Weymouth on 18 January 1840; d. there on 21 March 1840.


NOTES

1Information on the Nicholas Simpkins family is from: Robert Charles Anderson George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 19992009), v. 6, p. 333. George Ernest Bowman, "Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories," Mayflower Descendant, 2-33 (190035): 14:155. George Ernest Bowman, "Plymouth Colony Deeds," Mayflower Descendant, 1-18 (18991916): 10:141. Ruth Burrell-Brown, The Burrell/Burrill Genealogy (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990), G2. Winifred Lovering Holman, "The Family of Pilgrim Simpkins of Boston," The American Genealogist, 28 (1952): 87-88.
2Information on William Tirrell family is from: Boston Record Commissioners, Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699, Report of the Records Commission of the City of Boston, 9 (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1881), pp. 23,49,51,80. George Walter Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts: vol. 3,4. Genealogies of Weymouth Families (Boston, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923), 4:655-56. Holman, "The Family of Pilgrim Simpkins," 87. Robert Wilson Tirrell, The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book: Descendants of William Therrill (Englewood, NJ: published by author, 1969), 14-26. Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), 2:365. Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts: to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), 1:222.
3Information on the Gideon Tirrell, Sr., family is from: Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699, 93. Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, 4:612,656-57,716. Chester B. Kevitt, Old South Union Church: (United Church of Christ), South Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1723-1983 (N.p.: n.p., 1983), 3. Edward W. McGlenen ed., Boston Marriages From 1700 to 1808 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), 1:49,110. Robert W. Tirrell, "Notes and Corrections," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 120 (1966): 231. Tirrell, The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book, 26-27,32-34. Vital Records of Weymouth, 1:57,162,269,288,327; 2:182,191,250,293,343.
4Information on the Gideon Tirrell, Jr., family is from: Boston Marriages From 1700 to 1808, 1:67. Braintree, MA: Vital and Church Records, 1638-1850. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016.) Transcription. By Waldo C. Sprague, (accessed 22 Jul 2019). Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, 4:423,616,657-59, 716-17. Kevitt, Old South Union Church, 3,18. Tirrell, The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book, 32-33,44-45,48. Vital Records of Weymouth, 1:194,261,267,287-88,298,327; 2:182,189-90,333,343,348-49.
5Information on Benjamin Tirrell, Sr., family is from: Samuel A. Bates ed., Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793 (Randolph, MA: Daniel H. Huxford, printer, 1886), 813,886. Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, 3:198; 4:659,662. Massachusetts Archives, "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," digital images, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org : accessed 16 September 2017), vol. 1, p. 274, Weymouth Deaths, 1841-2, Jacob Tirrell; vol. 1, p. 277, Abington Deaths, 1841-2, Sarah Tirrell; vol. 41, p. 69, e. 65, Weymouth Deaths, 1848-9, Sarah Tirrell. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Boston, Massachusetts: Wright & Potter Printing, 18961908), 15:778. "Massachusetts Soldiers in Colonial Wars," database, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002, American Ancestors (americanancestors.com : accessed 17 June 2019), Benjamin Tirrell; p. 445. Vital Records of Abington, 1:25; 2:206,365-66. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, assachusettsA: Essex Institute, 1925), 2:547. Vital Records of Weymouth, 1:93287, 298,302-05,308,329.; 2:189,191-922,347-48,350,361 Weymouth, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Dalene Holbrook), "Massachusetts Town and Vital Records", Records before 1800, p. 182, Tirrell-Packard, 1757, 1759; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 26 June 2019).
6Information on the Benjamin Tirrell, Jr., family is from: Blooming Grove Cemetery, Defreestville, Rensselaer County, New York, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : database 18 June 2019), Reuben Terrell; Created by: RobMinteer57. Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, 4:626,659,662,673. Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War, 15:778. Tirrell, The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book, 77,125-27,135. "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," vol. 49, p. 144, e. 88, Weymouth Deaths, 1850, Elizabeth Tirrell; vol. 49, p. 144, e. 89, Weymouth Deaths, 1850, Benjamin Tirrell; vol. 67, p. 234, e. 76, Weymouth Deaths, 1852, Mary Tirrell; v. 70, p. 268, e. 20; Marriages, Quincy, 1853; Maginell-Tirrell; vol. 70, p. 299, e. 9, Weymouth Marriages, 1853, Tirrell-Loring; vol. 166, p. 261, e. 26, Weymouth Deaths, 1863, Cyrus Tirrell; vol. 175, p. 286, e. 36, Weymouth Deaths, 1864, Jared Tirrell; vol. 184, p. 257, e. 32, Weymouth Deaths, 1865, Ruth Howard Tirrell; vol. 212, p. 288, e. 109, Weymouth Deaths, 1868, Nathan Tirrell; v. 338, p. 94, e. 9; Deaths, Hudson, 1882; Elizabeth C. Lorning; vol. 383, p. 323, e. 28, Weymouth Deaths, 1887, Lucinda (Cushing) Tirrell; vol. 437, p. 569, e. 3, Weymouth Deaths, 1893, Tirzah (Shaw) Tirrell. Vital Records of Weymouth, 1:88,92,233,274,298-99,300-01,303-06; 2:189-91,192,320,325,347-48. Weymouth, (Holbrook Research Institute) Vital Records, Deaths, p. 234, Benjamin Tirrell, 1851.
7Information on the Cornelius Tirrell family is from: Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, 4:532,662,672. Massachusetts Archives, "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1916-1920," digital images, American Ancestors (amewrican ancestors.org : accessed 24 July 2019), 1917 Deaths Acushnet; Cornelius Tirrell; v. 1, p. 159. Maria E. Tirrell, Death, 1919, Milton, v. 73, no. 287. Tirrell, The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book, 126,221-22. Sixth Census of the United States: 1840, population, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Maxfield, roll 192, p. 281, Cornelius Tirrell; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 5 December 2015); NARA microfilm publication M704, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Seventh Census of the United States: 1850, population, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, roll 329, p. 238A, household 152, Jane Tirrell family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 14 February 2015); NARA Microfilm Publication M432; Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Eighth Census of the United States: 1860, population, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, roll 514, p. 373, household 965, Warren Thayer family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 12 March 2019); NARA microfilm publication M653; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Vital Records of Abington, 1:229; 2:210,211,366. "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," vol. 9, p. 88, e. 10, Weymouth Deaths, 1843-4, Cornelius Tirrell. vol. 157, p. 316, e. 20, Weymouth Deaths, 1862, Jane Tirrell. vol. 299, p. 297, e. 2, South Abington Marriages, 1878, Tirrell-Walker. vol. 230, p. 296, e. 156, Weymouth Deaths, 1870, Eliza Ann Tirrell. v. 29, p. 33; Charlestown births 1847-8; Mary M. Sargent. vol. 172, p. 70, e. 190, Charlestown Marriages, 1864, Walker-Sargent. vol. 38, p. 183, e. 3, Abington Marriages, 1848-9, Thayer-Tirrell. vol. 446, p. 621, e. 20, Norwell Deaths, 1894, Mary J. Thayer. vol. 383, p. 324, e. 78, Weymouth Deaths, 1887, Warren Thayer. vol. 79, p. 182, e. 22, Braintree Marriages, 1854, Tirrell-Crocker. vol. 148, p. 292, e. 7, Weymouth Deaths, 1861, Jason P. Tirrell. vol. 130, p. 190, e. 92, Weymouth Deaths, 1859, Cordelia R. Tirrell. Vital Records of Weymouth, 1:231,293,299,338.; 2:189,192,347,351.


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