Deborah Read (Baldwin) (c.1652 - 1675) MP

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Birthplace: Fairfield, New Haven Colony (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Managed by: Janet Sue Smith
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About Deborah Read (Baldwin)

From Stewart Baldwin's Genealogy page, covering her mother (with reference to her):

http://sbaldw.home.mindspring.com/families/nnn_jo02.htm

Joanna _____ wife of Richard Wescott.

The will of Joanna Skidmore, wife of Thomas, dated 1667, mentioned her children John, Daniel, Joanna, and Abigail Wescott, and Sarah, Deborah, and Samuel Baldwin [FOOF 1: 23]. In 1667, Winthrop referred to her as aged 55, wife of Thomas Skidmore of Fairfield, mother of the wife of John Weed of Stamford, and sister of the wife of Robert Sanford of Hartford [FOOF 1: 564].

  • Date of birth: ca. 1612.
  • Place of birth: Unknown.
    • As noted above, she was aged 55 in 1667.
  • Date of death: 1667 or after.
  • Place of death: presumably Fairfield, CT.
    • Her will was made in 1667 [FOOF 1: 23, 564].
  • Father: Unknown.
  • Mother: Unknown.

Spouses:

  • (1) Richard Wescott,
    • d. bef. 11 March 1649/50.
  • (2) Nathaniel Baldwin, of Milford and Fairfield,
    • d. bef. 19 October 1658.
      • [FOOF 1: 22] He had been married before to Abigail _____, d. Milford, 22 March 1648. He lived at Milford and then Fairfield, where his inventory was taken 19 October 1658 [FOOF 1: 22].
  • (3) Thomas Skidmore.
    • [FOOF 1: 564-5] He came to America from Westerleigh, near Bristol, England in 1639, settling in Cambridge, MA, then in Fairfield, CT,
    • m. (1) Ellen _____,
    • m. (2) Joanna _____ (the subject of this page),
    • m. (3) after 1672, Mrs. Sarah Keeler, three times a widow.
    • The will of Thomas Skidmore of Fairfield, dated 20 April 1684, and proved 8 December 1684, mentioned his wife Sarah, his grandchild John Higby who married his wife's daughter, and his grandson John Skidmore. Sarah was alive at the time of his inventory on 15 November, but deceased on 8 December 1684 [FOOF 1: 564-5].

Children by Nathaniel Baldwin:

  • [FOOF 1: 23] These three children were mentioned in their mother's will.

Deborah Baldwin,

  • b. ca. 1652, living 20 April 1675;
  • m. bef. 20 April 1675, William Read,
    • living 20 April 1675.

Thomas Skidmore and Cornelius Hull, administrators of the estate of Nathaniel Baldwin, sold land to Sarah and Deborah Baldwin, recorded 16 April 1675. On 20 April 1675, Sarah Baldwin sold her interest the land which she jointly owned with her sister Deborah Read to her brother-in-law William Read [FOOF 1: 23].

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Deborah Read's Timeline

1652
1652
Fairfield, New Haven Colony (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
1675
1675
Age 23
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
1677
March 1, 1677
Age 23
CT, USA
1679
January 29, 1679
Age 23
CT, USA
1680
1680
Age 23
Fairfield, Connecticut
1906
February 1, 1906
Age 23
1931
June 27, 1931
Age 23
1932
April 1, 1932
Age 23
1960
May 6, 1960
Age 23
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