Ambrose Fish (1650 - 1691)

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Birthplace: Sandwich, Plymouth now Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Managed by: Janelle Jean Sonnenburg
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About Ambrose Fish

AMBROSE FISH (d. 1691) of Sandwich, MA. Parents: Nathaniel Fish and Lydia Fish (Miller) b. 1650 d. 1729. Ambrose Fish died in 1691. He married Hannah Swift in 1664. The Plymouth Court records (PCR 5:245-46): for 30 Oct 1677 say: Att this Court, Ambrose Fish was indicted by the name of Ambrose Fish, for that hee, having not the fear of God before his eyes, did wickedly, and contrary to the order of nature, on the twelveth day of July last past before the date hereof, in his own house in Sandwich, in this colony of New Plymouth, by force carnally know and ravish Lydia Fish, the daughter of Mr Nathaniel Fish, of Sandwich aforesaid, and against her will, she being then in the peace of God and of the Kinge. The grand jury found billa vera. The verdict of the jury of life and death was as followeth: Namely, if one euidence with concurring circumstances be good in law, we find him guilty. But if one evidence, with concurring circumstances, be not good in law, we find him not quilty. Upon consideration of the verdict, the Court sentenced him, the said Ambrose Fish, to suffer corporale punishment by being publicly whipped at the post, which accordingly was inflicted, and the prisoner released. Inventory was taken on Ambrose's estate on 11 Sep 1691. Children of Ambrose Fish and Hannah Swift: Ephraim Fish was born on 1 Dec 1676 in Sandwich. He died there on 17 Oct 1677. Abiah Fish was born on 2 Sep 1678 in Sandwich. She married Samuel Tobey about 1695/6. Samuel was her stepbrother, the son of Thomas Tobey and Martha Knott. Children of Samuel and Abiah: Joanna, Cornelius, Tabitha, Zaccheus, Ruth, Jonathan, Eliakim, Samuel, Thomas, Elisha. Mehitable Fish was born on 19 May 1680 in Sandwich. She married Gershom Tobey on 29 Apr 1697. Gershom was her stepbrother, the son of Thomas Tobey and Martha Knott. Children of Gershom and Mehitable: Jerusha, Temperance, Silas, Barnabas, Ephraim, Mehitable. Seth Fish was born about 1682. He married Mary Turner. Johanna Fish was born on 20 May 1689 in Sandwich. She married Eliakim Tupper about 1706. Eliakim was the son of Capt. Thomas Tupper and Martha Mayhew. Pop-up Pedigree Relationship=6th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.. Ambrose Fish was born circa 1650 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Nathaniel Fish and (Unknown) (Unknown). Ambrose Fish married Hannah Swift, daughter of William Swift 2nd and Ruth (Unknown), circa 1674 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Att this Court, Ambrose Fish was inditied by the name of Ambrose Fish, for that hee, haueing not the feare of God before his eyes, did wickedly, and contrary to the order of nature, on the tweluth day of July last past before the date heerof, in his owne house in Sandwich, in this collonie of New Plymouth, by force carnally know and rauish Lydia Fish, the daughter of Mr Nathaniell Fish, of Sandwich aforsaid, and against her will, shee being then in the peace of God and of the Kinge. The grand jury found billa vera. The verdict of the jury of life and death was as followeth: Namely, if one euidence with concurring cercomstances be good in law, wee find him guilty. But if one euidence, with conccurring cercomstances, be not hood in law, wee find him not quilty. Vpon consideration of the verdict, the Court centance him, the said Ambrose Fish, to suffer corporall punishment by being publickly whipt att the post, which accordingly was inflicted, and the prisoner released. Ambrose Fish died before 11 September 1691 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The Inventory of Ambrose Fish was taken by Thomas Tupper, ? Bassett, Hannah Fish relict on 11 September 1691. His estate was settled, Hannah to receive 1/3 part of real estate, and 10£ for bringing up ye children and 1/3 personal estate & ye son a double share, rest to be equally divided among rest of children. On 21 October 1691.

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Ambrose Fish's Timeline

1650
1650
Sandwich, Plymouth now Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1650
., Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1675
1675
Age 25
Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, USA
1676
December 16, 1676
Age 26
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1678
September 2, 1678
Age 28
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1680
May 19, 1680
Age 30
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1682
1682
Age 32
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1689
May 20, 1689
Age 39
Sandwich, Barnstable, Ma
1691
October 21, 1691
Age 41
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1691
Age 41
Sandwich, MA, USA