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Richard Foxwell

Male Abt 1609 - 1668  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Richard Foxwell 
    Born Abt 1609  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1631  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1668 
    Notes 
    • !Plymouth Families #974.482/P3 D23d

      Richard Foxwell came from England with Governor Winthrop in 1631. Later that year he moved to Scituate and was admitted as freeman. He later moved to Barnstable and became a member of the Barnstable Militia in 1643. He died in Barnstable, MA. Source: E. B. Cole. Jame Cole of Plymouth. Grafton Press, Genealogical
      Publishers, New York; 1908. page 25.


      RICHARD FOXWELL, tailor, [Boston,] frm. 18 May, 1631. Rem. to Plymouth; rem. to Scituate, being dism. to join in forming the chh. Jan. 16, 1634-5. Had probably been a memb. of the chh. in London, of which Mr. John Lothrop was pastor. [See Scituate chh. Rec. in Reg. IX.] He rem. to Barnstable in 1638-9. He m. first in Eng. and had child John, atba. 1643, who came here and d. Sept. 21, 1646. He m. second, Anne Shelley, who had been a maid servant to Mr. John Coggeshall of Rox. and Bo. and a memb. of the chh. in both places. [Rox. and Bo. chh. Rec.] She was rec'd to Sci. chh. June 14, 1635. Ch. Mary bapt. Aug. 30, 1635, (m. Jan. 8, 1654, Hugh Cole, of Plym.,) Martha bapt. April 22, 1638, Ruth bapt. April 4, 1641. Source: Pioneers in Massachusetts, p.174


      [RICHARD FOXWELL'S WILL]
      [fol. 49] "Richard Foxwell of Barnstable" made his will 7 April, 1668. Bequests were as follows.
      "The remainder of that land That my son Samuell Bacon had of mee .... on the North syde of the highway over against the Land of Mr Nathaniel Bacon I give unto my sonne Hugh Cole as alsoe all my meadow ground att Sandey necke; my house and that land which I have left unto it I Doe give unto my son and Daughter Nelson I Doe give alsoe my wearing Clothes unto my son Samuell Bacon I Doe give one of my Cowes unto the Church of Barnstable to be Improved for the use of the poor therof .... according as Mr Hinckley and Mr Bacon shall see good or such as they shall appoint;" "what Cattle or swine I have left I Doe unto my sonnes Hugh Cole and Samuell Bacon; onely my will is that they pay out of them nineteen shillings unto Mr Adams a woolen Draper which Did Dwell att the lower end of Gratious street in London;" "I Doe give all my pewter and brasse and beding and what other thinges I have unto my sonnes Samuell Bacon and William Nelson equally"

      "I Doe make my Loveing sonnes Hugh Cole and Samuell Bacon my exequitors"
      The will was witnessed by Nathaniel Bacon.

      On 19 May, 1668, a codicil was added. As he has been ill several weeks and there have been sundry expenses, "and alsoe Considering my son Nelson hath had a good portion with my Daughter Ruth; I Doe alter that phraise in my will thuse expressed (My house and that Land I have left unto it I Doe give unto my son and Daughter Nelson) And my will now is That in the first place all such Charges "shall be" payed out of my house and land and if there be more then will pay my expences .... my son and Daughter Nelson shall have it".

      The codicil was signed by a mark. The witnesses to the codicil were Nathaniel Bacon and Susanna Shelley (by a mark).

      The will and codicil were probated at Plymouth on 3 June, 1668, "on the oath of Mr Nathaniel Bacon" "July the 7th 1668, Memorandum That Hugh Cole and Samuell Bacon refusing to stand exequitors .... of Richard Foxwell Deceased; were ordered by the Court to Adminnester on the said estate"

      Richard Foxwell's inventory was taken 30 May, 1668, by Henry Cobb and Thomas Huckens, and was presented to the court at Plymouth on 3 * June, 1668, "on the oath of Samuell Bacon" The real estate was: "about six acrees of land and a sorry house" 7; "about one acree and an halfe of land and about three acrees of Marsh" 5. "More in houshold stuffe in the posession of Willam Nelson .... which is mutually agreed to be his prte therof" "Samuell Bacon was Deposed to this Inventory the 17th * of June 1668, before me Thomas Hinckley Assistant;"
    Person ID I3830496  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 

    Family Ann Shelley,   b. 1612, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1668, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1635  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Foxwell,   b. 17 Aug 1635, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Martha Foxwell,   b. 24 Mar 1638, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ruth Foxwell,   b. 25 Mar 1641, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Foxwell,   b. Abt 1643, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1646  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1275815  Group Sheet

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