Deborah Kenwrick (Tucker) (c.1682 - 1746) MP

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Birthplace: Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Possibly Native American
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Deborah Kenwrick (Tucker)

She is of unknown parentage, possibly Native American. She was known locally as a "doctress". Ther is evidence that she knew the art of bleeding and that she had a knowledge of surgery. She had many appreciative friends, and in 1719 Lieutenant Thomas Clarke, a prominent citizen of Harwich who lived in the part of town now West Brewster, gave her a parcel of land about 1 mile southeast of her home at Baker's Pond, bordering the Potonumecot Saltwater pond on the north, which he had bought from John Tom, and Indian, in 1717. It was a valuable lot of about 14 acres, given "in consideration of that love, good will and afection" he bore towards her. The gift caused him worry later, because her husband was put to a lot of trouble and expense by the "herbage men" who claimed prior right to it from the Indians. He had to have lawsuits to establish title and keep off intruders, but began clearing in soon after 1719Possibly Native American. She was known locally as a "doctress". Ther is evidence that she knew the art of bleeding and that she had a knowledge of surgery. She had many appreciative friends, and in 1719 Lieutenant Thomas Clarke, a prominent citizen of Harwich who lived in the part of town now West Brewster, gave her a parcel of land about 1 mile southeast of her home at Baker's Pond, bordering the Potonumecot Saltwater pond on the north, which he had bought from John Tom, and Indian, in 1717.

Will

Deborah Tucker left a will on 26 November 1744; proved 3 Dec 1746; executrix daughter Susanah Wing; 5s each to stepsons Solomon and Thomas; her wood lot southwest of Ralph Pond and some coloured servants to daughter Susanah; Joseph her coloured servant and her interest in the grist mill near Joshua Higgins's to son Jonathan; presents to grandsons Samuel and Anson; freedom to her coloured servant Barbara, with a piece of land, a cow, a pair of steers, a bed and linen wheel; freedom to Barbara's daughter Barbara.2

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-------------------- No parents have been found for her. There is some who believe that she was American Indian.

  • ** ? One source said that she born about 1698, in Brewster, Ma., and died on 13 Feb 1746, in Harwich, Ma., and was buried in Orleans Cemetery ??? And married after 30 Apr 1713 ??? No hard prove has been found ?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75946110

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Deborah Kenwrick's Timeline

1682
1682
Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
1713
January 4, 1713
Age 31
Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
April 30, 1713
Age 31
Harwich, MA
1715
November 14, 1715
Age 33
Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
1746
February 13, 1746
Age 64
Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
????
East Orleans, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States