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Mary Gifford (Mills)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Mills and Sarah Mills
Wife of William Gifford, the Tailor
Mother of James Gifford
Sister of John Mills; Sarah Mills; James Mills; Elizabeth Mills; Alis Mills and 1 other
Half sister of John Myhill

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About Mary Gifford (Mills)

  • 'Gifford genealogy, 1626-1896; (1896)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924015023496
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924015023496#page/n14/mode/1up
  • William Gifford owned land in Massachusettss, Rhode Island and Connecticut. His Massachusetts possessions consisted of lands in Sandwich, Falmouth and Dartmouth. The facsimile of deed accompanying this volume represents a 40-acre parcel purchased of a Suckanessett (Falmouth) Indian named Job Attukkoo, July 24, 1673.
  • He gave by will to his sons Jonathan and James lands in Falmouth, Mass. He also deeded to his sons Robert and Christopher, lands in Dartmouth, Mass., both of whom erected homesteads upon their estates. Robert continued to live in Dartmouth while Christopher moved later to Little Compton, R. I. Both have many descendants now living in southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • William probably deeded his Connecticut lands to his son John who gave by will 100 acres in the Colony of Connecticut to his son Samuel and 200 acres to his grandsons.
  • The descendants of William are here given as the Massachusetts branch.
  • 1 William Gifford, d. 9 Apr. 1687: m. 1st ___ . Lived Sand. 1650. had
    • 2 i John d. 1708.
    • ii Hananiah m. Elizabeth ___.
    • 3 iii William d. 1738.
    • 4 iv Christopher b. July 1658 : d. 22 Nov. 1748 : mo. Dart, and L. C.
    • 5 v Robert b. 1660: d. 1730: mo. Dart.
    • vi Patience d. 1673: m. Richard Kirby 19 Oct. 1665: d. 1720. had ....
  • ' [1 William] m. 2d Mary Mills, 16 July 1683: d. 10 Feb. 1734. had
    • vii Mary.
    • 6 viii Jonathan b. 14 May 1684: d. 10 Feb. 1734.
    • 7 ix James b. 10 Mar. 1685-6.
    • 2 John Gifford m. Elishua Crowell: d. 1708: dau. John. (All chil. b. Fal.) had .....
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924015023496#page/n18/mode/1up
    • 3 William Gifford, Jr., m. 1st ___ . had ....
    • [3 William] m. 2d Lydia Hatch 21 June 1711. had ....
    • 4 Christopher Gifford m. 1st Meribah ___ . m. 2d Deborah Perry 1685: b. 3 Apr. 1665: d. 1724. had ....
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924015023496#page/n19/mode/1up
    • 5 Robert Gifford m. Sarah Wing dau. Stephen and Sarah (Briggs): b. 2 Feb. 1658: d. 1724. had .... [5 Robert] m. 2d Elizabeth .
    • 6 Jonathan Gifford m. Lydia . had ....
    • 7 James Gifford m. Deborah Lewis 30 Mar. 1710. had ....
  • ____________________
  • 'William Gifford
  • Sex: M
  • Individual Information
  • Birth: Cir 1615 - England
  • Baptism:
  • Death: 1687 - Sandwich, Plymouth Colony
  • Burial:
  • Cause of Death:
  • Spouses and Children
  • 1. *Elizabeth Grant (Est 1617 - Cir 1683)
  • Marriage: 11 Feb 1635 - London, England 27
  • Status:
  • Children:
    • 1. Mary Gifford ( -After 1687) 18
    • 2. John Gifford (Cir 1642- )
    • 3. Patience Gifford (Cir 1644-Abt 1675) 28
    • 4. Hannaniah Gifford (Cir 1646- ) 28
    • 5. William Gifford (1652-1736)
    • 6. Robert Gifford (Cir 1656-1724) 18
    • 7. Christopher Gifford (1658-1748) 17 18
  • '2. Mary Mills (26 May 1660 - 10 Feb 1734) 17
  • ' Marriage: 16 Jul 1683 - Sandwich, Plymouth Colony 29
  • Status:
  • Children:
    • 1. James Gifford (1686-1734)
    • 2. Jonathan Gifford (1684-1735)
  • Notes
  • Marriage Notes (Elizabeth Grant)
  • There is an extensive series on the William Gifford family, starting in the Oct 1974 NEHGR 128(4):241, continuiing over several issues and volumes.
  • An alternative wife/mother to Elizabeth Grant is Patience Russell, b 12 Oct 1625 in Andover, England, d/o William Russell & Katherine
  • Children
    • John Gifford b: Abt 1642 in England
    • Patience Gifford b: Abt 1644 in England
    • Hannaniah Gifford b: Abt 1645-1646 in England
    • William Gifford b: Abt 1654 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
    • Robert Gifford b: 1656 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
    • Christopher Gifford b: 16 Jul 1658
  • Sources
  • 17 Rootsweb.com.
  • 18 Almon E. Daniels & Maclean W. MacLean. edited by Anne Borden Harding, William Gifford of Sandwich, Mass. (d. 1687) (New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 1974 - . vol. 128 - .), 128:250.
  • 27 Almon E. Daniels & Maclean W. MacLean. edited by Anne Borden Harding, William Gifford of Sandwich, Mass. (d. 1687) (New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 1974 - . vol. 128 - .), 128:242. tentative connection.
  • 28 Almon E. Daniels & Maclean W. MacLean. edited by Anne Borden Harding, William Gifford of Sandwich, Mass. (d. 1687) (New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 1974 - . vol. 128 - .), 128:250 "probably born in England."
  • 29 Almon E. Daniels & Maclean W. MacLean. edited by Anne Borden Harding, William Gifford of Sandwich, Mass. (d. 1687) (New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 1974 - . vol. 128 - .), 128:247.
  • http://capecodhistory.us/genealogy/us/i31.htm#i8266
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  • WILL OF WILLIAM GIFFORD (1615 ? 1687)
  • “All to whom these presents shall, come know ye, that,
  • I, William Gifford of the Town of Sandwich in New England, being weak in body but through the mercy of God have my understanding and memory continued unto me and having in my consideration the uncertainty of my continuance here in this world and being also willing and desirous to get in order my outward concerns and to dispose me;
  • Item: I do make this my last Will and Testament, herewith revoking and making void all other and former wills whatsoever, whence soever, besides what I have already given unto all my children, sons and daughters:
  • First: I now give unto my son John twenty shillings in silver money.
  • 2nly: I now give unto my son Hannaniah ten shillings in silver money.
  • 3 ly: I give unto my son William one stock of beese.
  • 4 ly: I give unto my son Chistopher one oxe and one sow and a payer of sheep.
  • 5 ly: I give unto my son Robert five pounds in current money to be paid of the date of my hand.
  • 6 ly: I give unto my daughter Mary five pounds in current money to be paid in two years from the date of my hand.
  • 7 ly: I give unto my granddaughter Temperence Kirby twenty shillings in silver money.
  • 8 ly: I give unto my two grandsons John and Robert Kirby five shillings apiece in silver money.
  • 9 ly: I give unto my two granddaughters Expierence and Sarah Kirby five shillings each in one year from hand of.
  • 10 ly: I give unto all the rest of my grandchildren one shilling apiece in silver money.
  • More I gave unto my daughter Mary above mentioned one cow to be paid four years after the date hand of all my other gifts above mentioned to be paid in two years after the date hand of.
  • Furthermore, I give unto my two sons, namely Jonathan and James Gifford, ten acres of uplands being at Sukanesset, and lying by old Rowley’s land in twenty acre lots and also one quarter of a share of ye undivided lands in Sukanesset.
  • For the satisfaction of those concerned herein, I hereby give to understand yet besides that I have given disposed of, having a parcel of land then remaining in my possession, and having since disposed of it to my son William, the produce of this land do I give for the satisfaction of the particulars above mentioned and of what is yet remaining, I give five pounds to be improved for the rite and service of truth by my friends in Sandwich called Quakers.
  • ' Furthermore, I do make my wife Mary, the Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament', and I do constitute and make my loving friends Jacob Watt, the elder of Rhode Island, Edward Perry and William Allen the overseers of this my last Will and Testament, for true and faithfull preformance of it. And when these above mentioned gifts are Preformed then give my above overseers full power to help my above said Executrix in the disposing of it as they shall judge meet, and that it shall not be disposed of without their concent.
  • Dated the ninth day of ye second month, April 1687
  • http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.gifford/526/mb.ashx
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  • 'New England marriages prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=mOgK8dM9qqUC&pg=PA301&lpg=PA301&dq=William+Gifford+1687&source=bl&ots=ZgCnghJFKl&sig=Mt8ONIMTusvTUtvLHcZSv38BbkE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=q58IT53gJoeqiQKctZHHCQ&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAzha#v=onepage&q=William%20Gifford%201687&f=false
  • Pg. 301
  • GIFFORD, Christopher2 (1658-1748) & Deborah [PERRY] (1665-1724); b. 1685, b. 1687; Sandwich
  • GIFFORD, Hananiah & Elizabeth ? (doubtful: ?Sandwich
  • GIFFORD, John (1625-1693) & Margaret [TEMPLE]; ca 1651; Lynn
  • GIFART, John (-1708) & [Elishua CROWELL]; b. 1665; Sandwich
  • GIFFORD, John & Desire SPRAGUE; 24 Nov 1696; Falmouth/Sandwich
  • GIFFORD, Peter & Eleanor CARTER; 1 Dec 1692; Lynn
  • GIFFORD, Philip (-1690) & Mary DAVIS (1668-); last of June 1684; Lynn
  • GIFFORD, Robert (1660-1730) & 1/wf Sarah [WING] (1658-1724); ca 1680?, ?Jul 1680; Sandwich
  • GIFFORD, Robert & Mary ? ; b. 1693; Marblehead
  • GIFFORD, Samuel (1668-1714) & Mary CALKINS/COLLINS; 1 Nov 1693; Windsor, CT/Norwich, CT/Lebanon, CT
  • GIFFORD, Samuel & Joan?/Jane LORING (1663-); 2 Nov 1699; Sandwich/Hingham/Falmouth
  • GIFFORD, Stephen (?1641-1724) & 1/wf Hannah GORE (1645-1670/1); - May 1667; Norwich, CT
  • GIFFORD, Stephen (-1724), Norwich & Hannah GALLOP (1644-1721; 18 Jun, 12 May 1672; Stonington, CT
  • 'GIFFORD, William1 (-1681) & ? ; b 1646?, b. 1658?; Sandwich/Falmouth
  • GIFFORD, William & [?Deborah PERRY]; b. 1676; Falmouth
  • 'GIFFORD, William (-1687?) & 2/wf Mary/Leady? MILLS (-bef 1701); 16 Jul 1683; Sandwich
  • GIFFORD, [Gideon] & Mehitable JENNEY (1673-), dau John; b. 1727, b. 1701?; Dartmouth?
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  • ' One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families By John Osborne Austin
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=-s6jO4ZSSaIC&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=William+Gifford+1687&source=bl&ots=clDqOYT-S2&sig=-dtdP4PxlDnzSEZCgmgeEXzhqJ0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8rEIT76QLOHXiAKg3riKCQ&ved=0CCIQ6AEwATiWAQ#v=onepage&q=William%20Gifford%201687&f=false
    • Pg. 103 -
    • GIFFORD.
  • '1. WILLIAM d. 1687 m. (1). ___, m. (2). 1863, 7, 16, MARY MILLS. d. 1687
  • (1st w.)
    • I. John.
    • II. Hananiah, m. Elizabeth.
    • III. William, d. 1738. m. (1), m.(2). 1711, 6, 21 Lydia Hatch. b. 1685, 1, 15, dau. of Joseph and Amy (Allen) Hatch. ch:(1) Gideon, Gershom, Seth, Experience, Jabez, Mehitable, Justice, Mary, Hannah, William. (2) Temperance, Amy, Silas, Nathaniel, Melatiah, Sarah, Joseph.
    • IV. Christopher, b. 1658, 7 d. 1748, 11, 22. m. Deborah Perry. b. 1665, d. 1724 dau. of Edward and Mary (Freeman) Perry ch: Meribah, Christopher, Audry, Enos, Mary, Christopher, Deborah, John.
    • V. Robert, d. 1730. m. Sarah Wing b. 1658, 2, 2, d. 1724 (--) dau. of Stephen and Sarah (Briggs) Wing. ch: Benjamin, Jeremiah, Stephen, Timothy, Simeon.
    • VI. Patience, d. 1678 (--) m. 1665, 10, 19, Richard Kirby. d. 1720, son of Richard Kirby. ch: Sarah, Temperance, John, Robert, Experience.
  • '(2d w.)
    • VII. Mary.
    • VIII. Jonathan, b. 1684, 5, 4, m. Lydia. ch: Maria, Peleg, Rebecca, Bethiah, Silas, Hannah, Anna.

  • * IX. James, b. 1686, 3, 10, m. 1710, 3, 30, Deborah Lewis. ch: Dinah, Remember, Sarah, James, Cornelius, Silvanus, Mary, Deborah, George, Thomas, Eleanor.
    • 2. JOHN, d. 1708 m. ELISHUA CROWELL d. 1708 + dau. of John and Elishua (__) Crowell ....
  • Pg. 105
  • 1--WILLIAM.
  • Sandwich, Mass.
  • It is claimed by some that he was son of Walter Gifford and that the latter was son of Sir Ambrose Gifford of England, and the statement is further made that Walter emigrated to Massachusetts in 1630. It need better proof, however, than any of which the author have knowledge to substantiate these claims.
  • He was early a proprietor of lands at Sandwich, and early joined the Quakers; being fined a number of times for not taking the oath of fidelity, and for "seditious utterances" against the King.
  • 1650, 6, 4. He was on Grand Inquest at this date.
  • 1651, 5, 22. He and three other were granted authority to call town meeting, at three days notice; and it was voted, "that what neighbors stay away above an hour, after the time appointed, shall lose their votes in what is done before they come."
  • 1658. In a list of those who owned lands at Sandwich, and had bounds recorded. Fined this year L10.
  • 1658, '59. In these years there was a distraint upon his estate of L57, 10s. to satisfy fines imposed for his heterodoxy, as viewed by the authorities, viz., refusing to take oath, attending Quaker meetings, etc. The property taken to pay his fines consisted of 4 steers, 2 heifers, 1 bull, 3 cows, 5 young cattle and 1/2 of a horse and 1/2 swine.
  • 1675, 4, 23. he was in a list of those having just rights and privilege in town of Sandwich.
  • 1677. Surveyor. He was a large landholder at Dartmouth, and Falmouth, as well as Sandwich.
  • 1680 to 1684. Deeded sons Robert and Christopher, nearly 400 acres at Dartmouth.
  • 1687, 4, 9. Will, proved 1688, 3, 9. 'Ex., wife Mary'. Overseers, jacob Mott of Rhode Island, Edward Perry, Wm. Allin. To son John 20s. silver money. To son Hananiah 10s. To son William 1 stack of bees. To son Christopher 1 cross cut saw. To son Robert L5 two years after decease, and to daughter Mary L5 two years after decease. To granddaughter Temperance Kirby 20s. and to granchildren John, Robert and Sarah Kirby, 5s. each. To all grandchildren, 1s. each. To daughter Mary 1 cow after 4 years. to two sons Jonathan and James 10 acres at Falmouth, and 1/4 of a share belonging to me in undivided land at Succonessett (Falmouth). To the Friends in Sandwich called Quakers, L5.
  • 1687, 12, 21. Inventory appraised by John Nye and William Bassett.
  • One of the most active officers in arresting Quarkers for tumultuous carriage at Quaker meeting, refusing to take oaths, harboring "strange Quakers," etc., etc., was Marshal Barlow. At one time (1659, 10, 6) this Marshall made complaint against William Gifford "for affronting him in the highway near a bridge over which he should have driven some cattle; yet forasmuch as William Gifford affirmeth that he was not directly in his way but in an old path leading to his house, the Court suspends the judgement for the present until the place be viewed and so the matter be made more evident." It seemed to require but slight pretext in those times to warrant the arrest of a Quaker; but sometimes the pretext was so very slight that even the all too willing Judges had to suspend sentence, or release the prisoner with an admonition.
    • Pg. 106
    • 2 -- JOHN.
    • Sandwich, Mass.
    • 1665, 3, 7. He was on a Coroner's Jury at this date.
    • 1678. His name was in a list of townspeople of Sandwich at this date.
    • 1695. Voted "to give back to Mr. Elisha Bourne, and John Gifford, one half the money they lately paid for not going out, when impressed on his Majesty's service."
    • 1708, 4, 9. Will, proved 1708, 5, 17. Ex., son Josiah. Witnesses, Mary Hiller, Ebenezer Nye, Rowland Cotton. To wife Elishua benefit and improvement of all estate in Sandwich, both read and personal, while she remains his widow. To son Josiah the above estate at decease of wife. To eldest son Samuel 100 acres in Colony of Connecticut. To grandson Robert Ransom 200 acres in Connecticut. To son Yelverton remainder of lands in Connecticut. To sons John and William Gifford all his estate, land and meadows in Falmouth, which they are to enjoy equally between them, they being charged with payment of L5 to daughter Grace Hoxie, and L5 to granddaughter Mary Ransom, and 40s to the children of daughter Elizabeth Tupper, deceased.
    • Inventory, L424, 162.
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Mary Gifford (Mills)'s Timeline

1660
May 26, 1660
of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1683
July 16, 1683
Age 23
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, present United States

The marriage took place at the Meeting of 16 day 5mo.: 1683, the couple "having expressed their intentions at two meetings". Both, again, are called "of Sandwich", and both signed the certificate (not by mark). It is interesting to note that there were thirty witnesses..." And then it lists all 30 witnesses.

1686
March 10, 1686
Age 25
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
1734
February 10, 1734
Age 73
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1899
March 12, 1899
Age 73
March 12, 1899
Age 73
1900
January 19, 1900
Age 73
January 19, 1900
Age 73
1970
March 6, 1970
Age 73