Ancestors of Helen R. Hawkins


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picture Abigail Byram

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1638 - Weymouth, MA 1
    Christening: 
          Death: Unknown
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Nicholas Byram I 2 3
         Mother: Susanna Shaw 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas Whitman 1 
       Marriage: 1656 1


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Abraham Byram

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1592
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William H Byram 3
         Mother: 


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Deliverance Byram

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1639 - Weymouth, MA 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Nicholas Byram I 2 3
         Mother: Susanna Shaw 1

Spouses and Children
1. *John Porter 1 
       Marriage: 1660 1


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Experience Byram

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1640 - Weymouth, MA 1
    Christening: 
          Death: Unknown
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Nicholas Byram I 2 3
         Mother: Susanna Shaw 1

Spouses and Children
1. *John Willis 1 
       Marriage: 


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Jon Byram

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1506 - England
    Christening: 
          Death: Unknown
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Unknown
       Marriage: 
       Children:
                1. William H Byram 3

Notes
General:
This name has not been confirmed. It is merely a clue.

picture Mary Byram

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1650 - Weymouth, MA 1
    Christening: 
          Death: Unknown
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Nicholas Byram I 2 3
         Mother: Susanna Shaw 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Samuel Leach 1 
       Marriage: 


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Nicholas Byram I

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1605 - Kent, England 3 4
    Christening: 
          Death: 13 Apr 1683 - Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA 3 4
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William H Byram 3
         Mother: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Susanna Shaw 1 
       Marriage: est 1635 - Weymouth, MA 4
       Children:
                1. Captain Nicholas Byram 1 4
                2. Abigail Byram 1
                3. Deliverance Byram 1
                4. Experience Byram 1
                5. Susanna Byram 2
                6. Mary Byram 1

Notes
General:
"Nicholas Byram I, according to family tradition, was son of an English gentleman of the county of Kent, who removed to Ireland about the time this son was born. -- His father sent him at the age of 16 to visit his friends in England in charge of a man who betrayed his trust, robbed him of his money, and sent him to the West Indies, where he was sold to service to pay his passage, and after his term expired he made his way to New England and settled at Weymouth.

In 1660 he bought three proprietary or original purchase rights in Bridgewater viz.: Moses Simmons', Philip Delano's, and George Soule's, and settled here soon after."
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Research:
Nicholas(1) BYRAM was born before 1618 in prob England. This is a placekeeper date: If he was "of Weymouth, 1638," the assumption is that he had at least attained his majority and was perhaps 20 or 21 at least. He was living in 1638 in Weymouth, MA.(487) <fowsrc.htm> He was living in 1668 in BRIDGEWATER, BRISTOL, MA.(488) <fowsrc.htm> He died in 1688 in Bridgewater Ma.(489) <fowsrc.htm> Nicolas Biram Senior left this world for a better The thirteenth of Aprill: 1688 [Bridgewater VR]


[NICHOLAS BYRAM]
[I:16] Nicholas Byram of Bridgewater made his will 13 January, 1687. Bequests were as follows:
"I Ratifie unto my brother John Shaw of weymouth my whole Interest in the North adition which was granted by the Court to Bridwater Town & on lot of Meadow in a Place Called Poor meadow Joyning to the Meadow of William Brett . which he hath Possesed severall yeares"
"to Each of my Children what land I formerly Gave unto them."
"the Rest of my Estate .... I give [p. 17] give unto .... wife Susana"
"I leave my aforesd wife Susana sole Executrix"
The witnesses were Samuel Allen, Sr., William Brett and John Whitman. The executrix presented the will at the court held 13 June, 1688, and it was probated on the testimony of Samuel Allen, Sr., and William Brett.

[NICHOLAS BYRAM'S INVENTORY]
[p. 19] "The Inventory of Nicholas Byram of Bridgwater who deseaced the thirteenth day of Aprill 1688" was taken by "his wife Susana byram" who signed by a mark. It was witnessed by Samuel Allen, Sr., and William Brett. "Susana Byram the wife of Nicholas Byram deceased" made oath to the inventory 16 June, 1688, before John Willis, Sr.
"by Dedemus Potestatem Directed to the abovesd John Willice from the Inferiour Court of Comon Pleas held at Plimouth" 13 June, 1688, "the said John Willis was Impowered to adminester the oath abovesd to the abovesd Susana Byram"
Murky Waters!

The mention of a Susannah in his will is confusing, for several sources say he married Martha Shaw, who is mentioned in her father's will. Was he married a second time to a Susannah? To compound the confusion, Torrey p. 130 says he married 1st Grace Shaw? and 2nd Susannah Shaw! Further, as will be noted below, she (Martha) is said to have died in 1698, nearly ten years after his death.

If Abigail Byram is a correct child for these two, she could not have been born much less than 1638 to have married in 1656 to Whitman, and there is a vital record to support the marriage. Martha was only about 6 years old in 1638. Grace. however. would be about 16-18, and thus a possible mother for Abigail. Did she die in the same year as, or at the birth of Abigail?

Nor do we know when Grace died, nor how many, if any, of his children were by this marriage. Susanna is not the child of of Abraham, or at least is not mentioned in his will or in English Parish records. The relationship with Abraham is close, as Nicholas is witness to his will in 1638, at which time Grace is not mentioned among his four living children. Only John, Joseph, Mary and Martha are included by mention. Nicholas is later involved with the death papers of Joseph Shaw.


NEHGR 46:185: (Notes & Queries, Corrections and Additions to Savage's Genealogical Dictionary) Nicholas Byram, bought John Glover house and land 5th 8mo, 1647. Savage says he was a physician. He held all the town offices. In 1660 he bought proprietary rights in Bridgwater, and removed there in 1662. He was councilor of war in Plymouth Colony, and was a man of much influence. On the old Bridgwater records I found the following, written so as to fill the whole page, "Nicholas Byram Senior, left this world for a better April 13th 1688. His widow Martha died 1698. She was a daughter of Abraham1 Shaw of Dedham. They had five children who have a multitude of descendants."
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picture Captain Nicholas Byram

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1636 - Weymouth, MA 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 1727 - East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 4
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Nicholas Byram I 2 3
         Mother: Susanna Shaw 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Edson 2 
       Marriage: 1676


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Susanna Byram

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1648 - Weymouth, MA 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 12 Mar 1741 - Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
         Burial: 

Events

Alt. Death: Alternate Death, 1742.


Parents
         Father: Nicholas Byram I 2 3
         Mother: Susanna Shaw 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Samuel Edson 2 5 
       Marriage: 1678 - Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
       Children:
                1. Susanna Edson 2
                2. Elizabeth Edson 2
                3. Samuel Edson 2

Notes
General:
The Drawing of the Colonial Lady is from
Dover Coloring Book - "Colonial and Early American Fashions" Artist Tom Tierney
Research:
Susanna BYRAM was born in 1648 in Weymouth, MA.(490) She died on 12 Mar 1741/42 in BRIDGEWATER, BRISTOL, MA. (491) Parents: Nicholas(1) BYRAM and Susanna
She was married to Samuel (2) EDSON in 1678 in BRIDGEWATER, BRISTOL, MA.(492) Children were: Samuel (3) EDSON Elizabeth EDSON .


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picture William H Byram

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: est 1570 - Kent County, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Events

Move to: Abt 1600, Ireland.


Parents
         Father: Jon Byram
         Mother: Unknown

Spouses and Children
       Children:
                1. Nicholas Byram I 2 3
                2. Abraham Byram 3
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Sources


1 Nahum Mitchell, History of The Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Including an Extensive Family Register (Originally Printed - Kidder and Wright, 32 Congress Street Boston, Massachusetts 1840
Reprinted Henry T. Pratt Bridgewater, Massachusetts 1897
Reprinted Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1970 Balitmore 1975
This edition reprinted under the sponsorship of A. Evelyn Nourse Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 74-136106), pages 127.

2 Nahum Mitchell, History of The Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Including an Extensive Family Register (Originally Printed - Kidder and Wright, 32 Congress Street Boston, Massachusetts 1840
Reprinted Henry T. Pratt Bridgewater, Massachusetts 1897
Reprinted Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1970 Balitmore 1975
This edition reprinted under the sponsorship of A. Evelyn Nourse Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 74-136106), pages 153-160.

3 Bollschweiler, Diane Family Tree (http://home.att.net/~boshy/shaw/index.htm

Family Tree).

4 Nahum Mitchell, History of The Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Including an Extensive Family Register (Originally Printed - Kidder and Wright, 32 Congress Street Boston, Massachusetts 1840
Reprinted Henry T. Pratt Bridgewater, Massachusetts 1897
Reprinted Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1970 Balitmore 1975
This edition reprinted under the sponsorship of A. Evelyn Nourse Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 74-136106), pages 127-128.

5 Jarvis Bonesteel Edson, Genealogy of the Edsons (Printed by The Knickerbocker Press, 17 West 23D Street, New York, N.Y. 1903
Part of Copyrighted work "Edson in England and America and Genealogy of the Edsons" by Jarvis Bonesteel Edson), pages 1-8.


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