Samuel Stafford, Sr. (c.1636 - 1718)

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Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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About Samuel Stafford, Sr.

  • 'Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, Biographical--genealogical (1916)
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    • (The Stafford Line).
  • (I) Thomas Stafford was born 1605, in Warwickshire, England, and died at Warwick, Rhode Island, in 1677. He is said to have come to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1626, and to have built there the first grist mill operated by water power in this country. His name is on the list of inhabitants admitted to Newport, Rhode Island, after May 30, 1638, and he soon received a grant there of seventeen acres of land, and was mentioned as in the employ of Nicholas Easton. He was witness to a will in Portsmouth, March 18, 1647; was received as a townsman of Warwick, June 7, 1657, having bought a house from Christopher Unthank; bought another house and land from Mr. Unthank, March 1, 1663, and in 1665 was a freeman of the colony. He bought a house and land in Warwick from Thomas Lawton, of Portsmouth, April 16, 1657; in 1667 he was granted a lot in the division of Potawomut and also one in the division of Toscunk; and in 1673 was a deputy to the General Assembly. His will was dated November 4, 1677, and proved April 27, 1679, bequeathing to wife, Elizabeth, and children. She died after 1677. Children: Thomas, died January 26, 1723; Samuel, mentioned below ; Hannah, married Luke Bromley; Sarah, married Amos Westcott; Joseph, born March 21, 1645, at Warwick ; Deborah, married, June 9, 1670, Amos Westcott.
    • ' (II) Samuel Stafford, second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Stafford, born 1636, lived in Warwick, and died March 20, 1718. He served as deputy to the General Assembly in 1670-72-74-79-82-86-90 and 1705, and in 1674-86 was elected assistant but refused to serve. On February 24, 1671, he and his wife sold to Richard Carder land for twenty pounds, and on September 1, 1700, he gave six shillings toward building the Friends' meeting-house at Mashapaug. He was overseer of the poor in 1687. His will was dated March 16, 1711, and proved April 16, 1718, his son Thomas being executor. He bequeathed to his son, Amos, to daughters, Sarah Scranton, Patience Howland, Freelove Tillinghast and Elizabeth Devotion, to granddaughters, Mary Thurber and Mary Stafford, and to son, Thomas. He married Mercy, daughter of Stukeley Westcott, who died March 25, 1700. Children, born in Warwick: Stukeley, November 7, 1661, died young; Amos, mentioned below ; Mercy, July 8, 1668 ; Sarah, April 18, 1671, married ___ Scranton; Samuel, November 19, 1673, died young; Patience, married Jabez Howland ; Freelove, married Joseph Tillinghast; Elizabeth, married ___ Devotion ; Thomas, born 1682.
      • (Ill) Amos Stafford, second son of 'Samuel and Mercy (Westcott) Stafford', was born November 8, 1665, in Warwick, and died in that town in 1760. In 1702 he gave six shillings for building the Quaker meetinghouse at Mashapaug, and served as deputy to the General Court in 1708-21. His will was dated March 24, 1753, and proved October 20, 1760, his wife, Mary, and son Amos being executors. He bequeathed to wife, children and grandchildren. The inventory of his estate amounted to one thousand, seven hundred and four pounds, two shillings, dated December 8, 1760. He married, December 19, 1689, Mary Burlingame, who died in 1760, daughter of Roger and Mary Burlingame. Children, born in Warwick : Mary,
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      • September 16, 1690; Samuel, September 24, 1692; Mercy, September 21, 1694; Amos, mentioned below; Stukeley, November 7, 1704; Patience, April 21, 1707; Freelove, October 14, 1709.
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  1. ID: I28123
  2. Name: Samuel Stafford
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 1636 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  5. Death: 20 MAR 1717/18 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island

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Father: Thomas Stafford b: ABT 1605 in Warwickshire, England

Mother: Elizabeth ?...? b: ABT 1614 in England

Marriage 1 Mercy Westcott b: ABT 1634 in St. John the Baptist Church - Yeovil, Somerset Co., England

   * Married: BEF 1661 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island

Children

  1. Has No Children Stuckely Stafford b: 7 NOV 1661 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  2. Has No Children Amos Stafford b: 8 NOV 1665 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  3. Has No Children Mercy Stafford b: 6 JUL 1668 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  4. Has No Children Patience Stafford b: 15 NOV 1669 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  5. Has No Children Elizabeth Stafford b: ABT 1671 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  6. Has No Children Sarah Stafford b: 18 APR 1671 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  7. Has No Children Samuel Stafford b: 19 NOV 1673 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  8. Has Children Freelove Stafford b: 11 AUG 1677 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
  9. Has No Children Daughter Stafford b: 1679 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island
 10. Has No Children Thomas Stafford b: 1682 in Rhode Island

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1669- Admitted freeman.

1674 and 1686- Chosen as one of the Governor's assistants, but declined to serve.

1670, 72, 74, 79, 82, 86, 90, and 1705- Elected Deputy from Warwick, RI to the Rhode Island Colonial Assembly.

1687- Overseer of the Poor.

1700, September 1- He gave 6 shillings toward building Quaker Meeting house at Mashapaug.

1711, March 16- He made his will. Proved 16 April 1718. Inventory of estate valued at 101 pounds, 4 shilling, 6 pence.

Died 20 March 1717/8.

Siblings: Thomas, Jr. born 1634, Hannah born 1640, Sarah born 1646, Joseph born 21 March 1648, and Deborah born 1651.

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Samuel Stafford was born in 1635/36 in Warwick, Ri. He died on 20 MAR 1718 in Warwick, Ri. !Father is Thomas Stafford

Mother is Elizabeth

Married Mercy Westcoltt in 1665 at Warwick, RI

BIRTH DATE 1635 (S20 P4). Parents: Thomas Stafford and Elizabeth.

Spouse: Mercy Westcott. Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott were married in 1665 in Warwick, R.I.. Children were: Stukely (Stuckley) Westcott Stafford, Amos Stafford, Mercy Stafford, Sarah Stafford, Patience Stafford, Sarah Stafford, Samuel Stafford, Freelove Stafford, Elizabeth Stafford, Thomas Stafford 3rd, Captian.

Stukely (Stuckley) Westcott Stafford was born on 7 NOV 1661 in Warwick, Ri. !Father was Samuel Stafford

Mother was Mercy Westcott

Died young Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Amos Stafford was born on 8 NOV 1665 in Warwick, Ri. He died about 1760. !Father is Samuel Stafford

Other references state birth at 8 Jul 1665 and Abt 1686

Married 19 Dec 1689 in Warwick, RI to Mary Burlingame

Mother was Mercy Westcott Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Spouse: Mary Burlingame. Amos Stafford and Mary Burlingame were married on 19 DEC 1689 in Warwick, Ri. Children were: Mary Stafford, Samuel Stafford, Mercy (Mary) Stafford, Amos Stafford Capt, Stukeley Stafford, Patience Stafford, Freelove Stafford.

Mercy Stafford was born on 8 JUL 1668. !Father is Samuel Stafford

Mother is mercy Westcott

DIED YOUNG ?

MARRIED JAMES THURBER.

MARRIED JOHN MARTIN 4 APR 1713. (S123) Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Spouse: John Martin. John Martin and Mercy Stafford were married on 4 APR 1713.

Spouse: James Thurber.

Sarah Stafford was born on 18 APR 1669. Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

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Sarah Stafford was born on 18 APR 1671. !Father is Samuel Stafford

Mother is Mercy Westcott

Married Scranton Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Patience Stafford was born about 1669. She died on 23 OCT 1721 in Bristol, Ri. She was buried in St Michael's Cem, Bristol, Ri. !Father was Samuel Stafford

Mother was Mercy Westcott

Married Jabez Howland Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Spouse: Jabez Howland. Jabez Howland and Patience Stafford were married about FEB 1702.

Sarah Stafford was born on 18 APR 1671. !Father is Samuel Stafford

Mother is Mercy Westcott

Married Scranton Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Samuel Stafford was born on 19 NOV 1673. !Father was Samuel Stafford

Mother was Mercy Westcott

Died young Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Freelove Stafford was born about 1678. She died in 1711. !Father is Samuel Stafford

Mother is Mercy Westcott

Married Joseph Tillinghast Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Spouse: Joseph Tillinghast. Children were: Lydia Tillinghast, Joseph Tillinghast, Freelove Tillinghast, Anna Tillinghast, Samuel Tillinghast.

Elizabeth Stafford was born about 1680. !Father was Samuel Stafford

Mother was Mercy Westcott

Married Devotion Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Spouse: Edward Devotion.

Thomas Stafford 3rd, Captian was born in 1682 in Warwick, Ri. He died on 18 NOV 1765 in Coventry, Ri. !Thomas Stafford 3rd was Deputy to Assembly in Coventry.

First wife was Anne Greene, married 25 Dec 1707 in Warwick, R.I.

2nd wife was Audrey (Andry) Greene, married 16 Jul 1719 in Warwick, RI

His father was Samuel Stafford

His mother was Mercy Westcolt Parents: Samuel Stafford and Mercy Westcott.

Spouse: Audrey (Andry) Greene. Thomas Stafford 3rd, Captian and Audrey (Andry) Greene were married on 16 JUL 1719 in Warwick, R.I.. Children were: Eleanor Stafford, Richard Stafford, Thomas Stafford Jr of Coventry, Samuel Stafford, Almy (Amie) (Amey) Stafford, Samuel Stafford, Joab Stafford Col, Audrey (Audry) Stafford, John Stafford.

Spouse: Anne Greene. Thomas Stafford 3rd, Captian and Anne Greene were married on 25 DEC 1707 in Warwick, R.I.. Children were: Phebe Stafford, Anne Stafford, Mercy Stafford, Joab (Job) Stafford, Samuel Stafford, Deborah Stafford.

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Book: The Westcott Family Tree edited by Edna Jay Lewis; Sharp Offset Printing, Inc. Rutland,VT. 1999.

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Samuel Stafford, Sr.'s Timeline

1636
1636
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
1660
1660
Age 24
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
1661
November 7, 1661
Age 25
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA
1665
November 8, 1665
Age 29
Old Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
1668
July 8, 1668
Age 32
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
1669
April 18, 1669
Age 33
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
1670
1670
Age 34
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
1673
November 19, 1673
Age 37
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA
1677
August 11, 1677
Age 41
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1680
1680
Age 44
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA